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TEN MEN PERISH
AS TRAINS CRASH
Passenger Train Hits Stock Freight
In the Night.
Flames Break Out in Wreckage and
Wounued Are Dragged From Fire
Locomotive Bears Down on Ca
boose Without Warning in Chi
Chicago, Sept. 28. Ten men were
killed and 16 probably fatally injured
yesterday morning when a train south
bound for Cincinnati on the Pennsyl
vania road crashed into the caboose of
a Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul cat
tle train bound for the stockyards.
Sixteen men were in the caboose of
the stock train when the passenger
train crashed into it in the railroad
yards a few blocks from the downtown
station. The engine plowed through
the eaboose, tearing it to bits and set
ting fire. to the debris.
Six bodies were recovered within a
few minutes after the crash, while the
flames were eating up the splintered
pieces of the demolished car. Sixteen
injured were dragged from the burning
Tbe passenger train known as the
Cincinnati special of the Pan-Handle
route of tbe Pennsylvania left the union
station soon after midnight No sig
nals had been given, so far as could be
learned, that any other train was on
Tbe passenger train increased its
speed and when at One Hundred and
Twentieth street the engineer saw the
rear lights of the freight ahead. It
was too lata to avert a collision. He
used tbe airbrakes and reversed his en
gine, but the train crashed into the
caboose filled with sleeping stockmen,
with tremendous momentum. '
PRESIDENT IN MINE.
Taft Visits Famous Copper Diggings
Helena, Mont, Sept 28. Attired in
a linen duster, an old black slouch hat
and twinging an electric lantern at his
side, President Taft was locked in a
narrow iron cage and dropped 1,200
feet through midnight darkness into
the depths of the lamous old Leonard
copper mine at Butte yesterday, and
had the rare experience of seeing min
ers at work with a giant drill in a vein
of high grade ore that sparkled green
with its wealth of mineral. When he
had ascended with a whiz after half
an hour under ground, the president
blinking in the glare of the noonday
sun, was cheered to the echo by the
crowd of curious people gathered at
tbe hoist and declared enthusiastically :
"I wouldn't have missed it for the
' It was tbe president's first visit to
the Montana copper district and be
tween the smelters at Anaconda and
the mines at Butte, he had a series of
interesting experiences. Mot the least
of these was a thrilling automobile
ride over tbe mountains from Butte to
the mouth of the Leonard mine.
SPANISH ROUT MOORS.
Tribesmen, Driven to Dire Straits,
'Ask Terms of Surrender.
Madrid, Sept 28. The War office
announces today the complete success
of the maneuvers against the Moors.
Both Nador and Zetuan have been
occupied. At tbe latter town there was
bloody fighting with large bodies of
The ring around Mount Guruga is
now considered almost closed and the
position of the Moors is desperate.
Kaid A mas appeared before General
Marina, the commander of the Spanish
forces, yesterday and asked terms of
surrender for the tribes entrenched on
Mount Guruga. The results of this
conference are not known, but it is be
lieved the Moors are ready to submit
Western Speed War On.
St Paul, Sept 28. The Great
Northern railway yesterday put into
operation a daily mail and express
train which will cut 11 hours off tbe
present running time between St Psul
and Seattle. Mail from the East will
reach Puget sound cities 24 hours
earlier. This is claimed to be the
fastest long distance train in the
world. The new train left St Paul
at 8 o'clock yesterday morning and is
due to arrvive in Seattle at 6 o'clock
Wednesday morning. This action is
regarded as an important move."
Alaska Census in Winter.
Dawson, Sept 28 W. A. Macken
zie, of tbe United States bureau of
census, was here recently, en route to
Fairbanks to make his headquarters
for the thireenth census. He has three
main assistants at Juneau, Seward and
Nome, and he will hire a total of 125
men to cover population, mining, agri
culture, schools and other statistics
during tbe winter months, giving
Alaska credit for all actual residents
absent on vacation in tbe states.
Mrs. Harriman Takes Her Own.
Goshen, N. Y., Sept 28. The sim
ple will of tbe late E. H. Harriman,
bequeathing his vast estate to his wid
ow in toto, without reservation or con
dition, was admitted to probata this
afternoon. Mrs. Harriman qualified as
xecutrix and became the sole director
cf the railway magnate's millions, as
suming bar position as one of the rich
est woman in the world.
THE ECHO REGISTER, ECHO, OKBQOX,
CLASHES WITH GOVERNMENT.
National Troopa May Be Called To
Settle Georgia Trouble.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept 28. Lawyers
and judges of the e'a'o are intensely
interested in the serious clash now on
between tbe state and the Federal au
borities in tbe case of Charles E. Steg
gall, in jail at Trenton, Ga., for con
tempt of court by order of Judge A.
W. Fite, of thi Dade county Superior
court Steggall refused to testify be
fore the grand jury In reference to an
Over Steggall the bitterest legal
fight in tbe history of the state has
been precipitated, with both sides con
fident and standing pat
Should the State court persist in its
attitude of defiance to tbe mandate of
the Federal court the chances are that
most interesting developments will
come to pass this week, which will re
sult in the arrest of several other offi
cials. It is believed here that the Fed
eral court will carry its point even if
obliged to make a direct appeal to the
United States government to enforce
its orders. Therefore, in the settle
ment of this dispute, national troops
may have to be used.
Tbe acute situation in Dade county
arose over an effort to secure evidence
in an alleged blind-tiger case, Tbe
people of Dade county, near Rising
Fawn, have believed a distillery has
been located in that neighborhood for
some time, and that it has paid tbe
government license to secure immunity
from Federal raids. In order to get
the necessary evidence, tbe grand jury
summoned before that body Charles
Steggall, storekeeper and government
gauger. Steggall then communicated
with the collector of internal revenue,
H. A. Rucker, asking him what be
should do in the matter.
Rucker wired him that under the
government rules, ha would have to
keep quiet This is tbe outcome of a
government statute, under the revised
laws, by which government employes
are liable to loss of position, fine and
imprisonment if they divulge informa
tion secured in their official capacity.
Steggall promptly informed the
grand jury that he could not answer tbe
questions put to him, and gave the gov
ernment rules as his reason. His re
fusal brought the matter to tbe atten
tion of Judge Fite, who ordered him to
answer. Three times he was sent for,
and three times refused to answer, and
then he was sent to jail.
He made appeal to the Federal au
thorities in Atlanta for protection. As
the government cannot afford to allow
its employes to be kept in prison for
obedience to government rules, the
Federal officials determined to stand
Before they could take action, how
ever, Judge Fite held that Rucker had
interferred with the conduct of bis
court by ordering Steggall not to
speak, and so be sent Sheriff Thurman,
of Dade, to Atlanta, to serve summons
on Rucker to appear in his court
CANADA WANTS ASIATICS.
Railroad Contractors Facing SeHous
Ottawa, Ont, Sept 28. Tbe Cana
dian railways are face to face with a
labor famine, and unless a plan can be
devised whereby Asiatic labor may be
imported for construction work, much
of their railroad building will bave to
be abandoned. This is the opinion ex
pressed by Collingwood Schrieber, con
sulting engineer of the department of
On tbe Western prairies the demand
for farm laborers has temporarily de
moralised the railway construction
gangs, the Grand Trunk Pacific road
being especially hard bit This road
has been able to retain only a small
percentage of its laborers employed on
construction work, the farmers in that
section bsving offered as high as $4 a
day for men while the railroad company
pays but f 3.
In tbe next two years, four new con
tracts are to be let for construction
work, and 25,000 men will be needed.
Sir Charles Rivers Wilson, president
of the Grand Trunk system, has been
here consulting Sir Wilfred Laurier
upon a propoeal to employ Asiatic labor
in building new lines. It is proposed
to bring the Asiatics to Canada and re
turn them to their native countries
after the work has been completed.
Few Changes In Minnesota.
St Paul. Sept 28. Few changes
are liable to be made immediately in
tbe administration of the affairs of the
state of Minnesota. Governor Eber
tart says he will contniue to carry on
as far as possible the policies of the
late Governor Johnson. Msny of the
Democratic governor's sppointees were
Republicans, and they may hold over.
Some of the Johnson men have said
that they would resign. So far, bow
ever, Frank Day, Governor Johnson's
private secretary, alone has made a
Handshakes Are Tabaoed.
Sacramento, Cal., Sept 28. Harry
M. Moffitt, chief of secret service on
tbe Pacific coast is in Sacramento coo-
suiting with Chief of Police Sullivan
concerning the handling of crowds
wben President Taft visits this city
on October 4 and talks at Capitol park.
Homtt says orders bave been received
from Cbeif Wilkie that no public band
shaking will be allowed here. Crowds
will be kept at a safe distance from
the nation's chief.
Shipwrecked Men Return.
Victoria, 8. C, Sept 28. Seven
survivors of tbe Japanese schooner
Hykuman Mara, given up long ago as
lost returned to Hakodate shortly be
fore the departure of the Empress of
China, which arrived hero last Bight
Their schooner went ashore in tbe
Kuril islands August 25, last year.
HAPPENINGS GATHERED IN AND
AROUND WASHINGTON, D. C.
OREGON SALES SECOND.
Total Receipts of General Land Office
Fall Off, However.
Washington, Sept 25. The total
cash receipts of the general land office
for the fiscal year ended June 80, last
were $11,627,687, which is a decrease
of about $1,000,000 compared with the
previous year, according to a state
ment issued by tbe commissioner to
day. Of tbe total receipts, $9,235,234 was
received from the sales of public lands
nnd $159,491 was received as reclama
tion water right charges. Of tbe sales
of public lands, the reclamation fund
will receive approximately $8,500,000.
North Dakota leads the states in
the amount of receipts from the sales
of public lands, with a total of $1,282,
686, and Oregon is next with a total
of $959,963. The total area of land
patented during the last fiscal year
was 13,072,377 acres.
TAFT WANTS NEGRO VOTES.
Deplores Any Discrimination Against
Washington, Sept 23. Taft has
placed himself on record, in a letter
to a local newspaper, as being opposed
to suffrage restrictions intended to dis
criminate against the negro race. In
answer to a letter asking his opinion
concerning the franchise amendment
to the Maryland constitution which is
proposed, the president says :
"It is deliberately drawn to impose
educational and other qualifications for
the suffrage upon negroes and to ex
empt everybody else from such qualifi
cations. "This is a gross injustice and is a
violstion of the spirit of the fifteenth
amendment It ought to be voted
down by every one who is a Democrat
or a Republican, who is in favor of a
Marine Corps at San Francisco.
Washington, Sept 29. A division
office of the marine corps will be estab
lished at San Francisco October 1.
Major Henry L. Roosevelt will be in
charge of the office. Disbursements of
all kinds, except for public works and
transportation of marines, will be made
from this office. The arrangement
will be of great benefit to contractors
and others receiving money from the
marine corps on the Pacific coast it
will save about 30 days in the receipt
of money from Washington.
Government to Appeal.
Washington. Sent. 29. Solicitor
General Bowers stated today the De
partment of Justice had directed that
an appeal be taken from Judge Bean's
recent decision in the civil suit against
the Barber Lumber company. This
suit was brought by the government to
cancel the Barber company s title to
considerable valuable timber land near
Boise. Tbe appeal was recommended
by Special Attorney Pavton Gordon.
who prosecuted the suit for the govern
Jap Laborers to Re-Enter.
Washington, Sept 23. All tbe Jap
anese laborers who, while returning
from the canneries in Canada where
they had been working during the sum
mer, were held up by the United States
immigration officers, have been order
ed re-admitted into this country. The
Department of Commerce and Labor,
in deciding in favor of the Japanese,
holds that the laborers went to Canada
for temporary purposes only and had
no intention of abandoning their domi
cile in this country.
New Postage Stamp.
Washington. Sent. 29. A atamn nf
a new denomination ia to ha issued hv
the Poetoffiee department to conform
with the recent increase in the price of
registration from 8 to 10 cents. The
new issue is to be a 12-cent stamp, so
that on ordinary letters one stamp will
suffice to psy for postage snd registra
tion. This new stamp may retire tbe
13-cent stamp, issued for registered
letters going abroad, 6 cents being for
postage and 8 cents for registration.
Consul Gives Own Funds.
Washington, Sept 2. While sup
plies for the Mexican flood sufferers
continue to reach Monterey, much more
can be used to advantage by the relief
organizations, according to a telegram
received at the State department today
from Consul General lianna. Food,
clothing and blankets are in demand.
Particularly blankets for the women,
babes and old people are needed. Mr.
Hanr.a says he ia aiding tbe Mexican
Red Cross with his own funds.
Seize Japanese Poachers.
Washington, Sept 24. Another
seizure of Japanese, alleged seal poach
ers, this time at Walrus island, in
Alaskan waters, was reported to the
Treasury department today in a tele
gram from San Francisco. Special
Agent Judge seized two boats with a
total of six Japaneae on September 2,
and the men were brought to San Fran
cisco yesterday by the revenue cutter
White House Scorched.
Washington, Sept 28. A slight fire
broke out in the old portion of the ex
ecutive offices of the White House late
this afternoon. It originated in a flue
of one of the chimneys and spread to
some of tbe rafters. Tbe fire depart
ment was called and with tbe aid of a
chemical engine bad the blare under
control in a few moments. Tbe dam
age is estimated at about $100.
RECORD SHORT NAME.
Island on Coast of Cores Officially
Known as "U."
Washington, Sept 28. The United
States geographical board, which by
executive order determines tbe spelling
for all publications, maps and charts
for the government in this country,
haa just issued a pamphlet containing
all deciaions rendered during the year
closed July 13, 1909. The list of names
adopted by the board contains the
shortest geographical name on record,
it being "U," which is an island east
of Quel part island, on the southern
coast of Cores.
It used to be : in the olden days"
that the river Po in Italy had the dis
tinction of having the shortest geo
graphical name on record ; but it will
be seen that U goes it one better.
Ma, an island in Corea bay, Asia;
Ui, an island on tbe western coast of
Corea. an J llo. an Island in Inland im
Japan, are close seconds for brevity.
a new name in the list is "Paradise
Dry," Cache county, Utah, which, in
these days of activity by Prohibition
ists, should be welcome, while "Bitter
waur," Kern, county, Cal., will have
to be accepted by the "weta" in that
Rasin Wine Fight On.
Washington, Sept 24. Tbe taxabil
ity of rasin wine was threshed out at a
five hours' hearing before the commis
sioner of internal revenue today and
decision on the question was reserved.
The rasin fight dates back five years
and was brought to ahead last autumn,
when an order was issued by the in
ternal revenue commissioner holding
that rasin wine was taxable. This or
der was suspended from time to time
and was to have gone into effect Sep
tember 1 last but was postponed for
30 days to permit the incoming com
missioner to consider the case.
Internal Revenue Increases.
Washington, Sept 24. There was
an aggregate increase of $1,190,037 in
internal revenue receipts for last
month, as compared with the corres
ponding period of 1908, the receipts
aggregating $20,284,735. For spirits
the total revenue was $9,319,872,
which is an increase of over $285,000
as compared with the 1908 receipts for
the same month; tobacco receipts ag
gregated $4,740,083, which is an in
crease of almost half a million dollars;
fermented liquors $6,078,540, which
is an increase of almost $500,000.
Old Cspitol Guide Dies.
Washington, Sept 25. One of tbe
most striking and picturesque figures
around the capitol building was re
moved by the death today of John Cal
lan O'Loughlin, a former Confederate
soldier, old railroad man and for many
years a guide at the capitol. He was
personally known to all the present
and many former members of the sen
ate and house and during his long ser
vice at the capitol baa shown to thou
sands of visitors the interesting ob
jects about that historic building.
Red Cross Asks for Aid.
Washington, Sept 23. The Nation
al Red Cioss today issued sn apeal to
all its branches in the United States to
procure food and clothing for tbe bene
fit of flood sufferers in Mexico. In a
dispatch to the State department today
Consul Hanna at Monterey further de
picted the great loss and intense suffer
ing occasioned by the Mexican floods.
"The conditions are terrible," he tele
graphed, adding that be is assisting in
every way possible.
Uncle Sam to Rescue.
Washincton. Sent 2K. On him.
dred American citizens stranded at
Nome will be brought to Seattle on a
revenue cutter. Telegraphic orders
went forward today from Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury Hill direct
ing the deputy collector of customs at
Seward, Alaska, to have a revenue
cutter ptoceed at once from Seward to
Nome, there to take on board the men
and women who are destitute.
Cuba Is Sadly Stricken.
Washington, Sept 24. More than
ten lives were lost and Dronertv worth
over $2,000,000 destroyed in tbe torna
do which recently swept over the prov
ince of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Reports
of damage are just reaching Havana.
More than 2,000 people are without
shelter or supplies. Several hundred
houses and huts and tobacco barns, sev
eral thousand acres of tobacco and man v
small vessels along the coast were de
To Collect Tonnsge Tsx.
Washington, Sept 23. Collection
of tbe tonnage tax under the tariff
law, recently enacted by congress, will
be begun- on October 6. Notice to
that effect has been sent by Acting
Secretary Onnsby Mcllarg, of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor, to
all collectors of customs.
Farmers to Aid Rosdt.
Washington, Sept 28. As a result
of his observations recently into con
ditions among the agricultural classes
in the West Secretary Wilson said
that Federal control of railroad capi
talization would lead to large invest
ments in railroad securities by Ameri
America to Claim Pole.
Washington. Scot 28. A new man
of tbe wrld, with the North Pole as
American territory, will be issued by
tbe bydrograpbie office of tbe Navy department
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A New Hotel In
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Rooms 50c to $1.50
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