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HUNDRED ARE LOST
Trench Steamer Goes Ashore on
Coast of Uruguay.
YESSEL AND CARGO WILL BE LOSS
Heavy Gala Make Rescue Difficult,
but E.ffortaAreStlll Made to
Montcv'dco, Uruguay, May 0. Tho
French iruiiHMtf t Maritime Poilou, from
Marsoilhw April II fur this Kir I, has
Imm'H wrecked off Kitti Jose Ignacio, on
the count ut Uruguay. Nlin In unltr
stood to Imvo had .'100 jwiHHciigcM on
Isiard, mill, ncooi ding to lato reports,
nearly 200 of these Imvo been rescued
and aie on their way to this city. The
vessel and her cargo will prolmhly
prove a Un loss.
The casuulity tint has liccii reported at
100, luit (IiIn lum not Ihtch corroborat
ed. VI id government is doing every
thing p nihil, l to succor tho Shipwreck
Niii Joso Ignacio in n small rocky
promontory surrounded by reefs, -1
miles west tif Capo St. Muriii, on the
4otitliciiHtrn roHttt of I'ruguiiy and
about hi) mile from Montevideo.
Tlii' vessel was driven on the rock
yesterday. Sim lies 30 yur fN from
bore. A heavy pile ha lcen blowing
for several days, and in still continu
ing. 'I his renders tho work of rescue
very diflieult. Tho effort to get tho
remainder of tlie a'RetigcrH uml crew
to In ml aro being continued with untir
Panic broko'out on board the vessel
when ntiti grounded, and a number of
terror stricken puiplo jumped over
iMinrd. Aivnrding to n report a mi iiiImt
of women inanugcd to swim ashore,
lint many wero drowned. It 1h known
that cusbuns officers at Itincon do per
?ro km ved 50 rxiHsengcrs.
SAN FRANCISCO CARS RUN.
Heavily Guarded, Two Make Trip of
About Six Milea.
Snn Francisco, May l. Tho police,
for the first time Mince tho commence
ment of tho sir. M'tcar strike furnished
iictuul protection yesterday afternoon
for two of the United lvtt UrmlH car
iimnncd by 21 strikebreakers, mid as a
reHiilt of thin protection thcHe cms wero
tun over nix miles of truck without the
firing of a idiot.
Four men, one of them a strikebreak
er and tho other three moniliers of tho
Electrical Workers' unit n wero injured.
There wiin Intermittent burling of mis
siles by union crowds at various points
along the route and for two or three
miles h mob of at least 1,000 men and
iMiys ran with the curs, ywlling, calling
epithets, during the nonunion men to
got off the caiH and fight and cheering
vociferously whenever for one caut-o or
Another tho curs were brought tempor
arily to a atop.
After tho return to tho earliouse at
tho general oirices at Oak mid Broderick
drects, Mr. Mullally sUttod that cars
will he operated again today. He
thought it Ust not to divulge the start
ing time or give the route In advance.
A majority of tho strikebreakers who
manned tho cars cnino from Kentucky.
Of the thirty odd persons who wore
itthot or elherwiso wounded In Tuesday's
pitched butt lea on Turk street, four aro
expected to die. This would increase
tho number of deaths to flvo, hm James
Walsh died Tueeday i If it. Many of
the others among the injured have
1hhh removed to their homes.
A ance Not Aimed at America.
Paris, May 0.-M. Knrino, tho Jap
Aneso mininUr, stated that tho series of
treaties blwoen Ciroat Brituin, Franco,
HuHHia and Jajian, guaranteeing tho
territorial rUttus Uo In the Far East,
impliei an agreement to prevent other
countries from acquiring territory thore.
He denied that the entente was in any
way aimed at the United States, adding:
"Japan, In spit of the San Francisco
incident, has always been most sympa
thetic to tho United StuteH because sho
was tho flrnt to treat the Japancso peo
ple on a footing of eiiuullty."
Fire In Kansas City.
Kansas City, May 9. Fire this after
noon destroyed tho five story Universi
ty building at tho northwest corner of
IKHist and Ninth streets, canting a
property Iosh of $250,000. One life
Mas lost, six persons are missing and
may bo buried in the ruins, und 15 peo
ple were more or kss seriously hurt.
Tho debris is still burning tonight, and
cannot be Boarched until tomorrow.
The building waH occupied by Montgom
ery, Ward x Co., as otlices.
Immigration Board's Plans.
New York, May 0. -The committee
appointed by President Hoosevelt, Vice
President Fairbanks and Speaker t an
non to Investigate all the phases of the
problem if immigration has decided to
extond its work to the leading emigra
tion cities of Kuropo and has made ar
rangoinents to sail from Boston May 18
for the Mediterranean on the etcamor
, ' Omaha Building Collapses.
Omaha, May 9. A tlx story building
at Ninth and Leavenworth streets, oc
cupied by Parlin, Orendorff & Marlin
company, wholesale farm implements,
collapsed this morning, the walls fall
ing n i ward. The proprtey loss, which
cannot yet be estimated, is heavy
The employes had not reported for work
and no one was injured.
FIXTURE8 BY THE POUND.
Keystone State Capitol Grafters Must
Face Criminal Charges.
Harrlsburg, '., May 7. Civil and
criminal suits will bo I rought by At
torney (ieneral Todd against those re
sxiinll.li) for the state eapltol scandal.
A coinploto list of tho defendants will
not bo known until tho Inquiry is com
pleted. Tho commission will bold no
more publio sessions until after the
legislature adjourns on May 111.
As tho commission cannot finish lis
work in tirno to rejxirt to the present
legislature, as provided in tho resolu
tion creating that body, tho Investiga
tors will send a rejKirt to the general
assembly which will simply be an an
nouncement that the inquiry is incom
plete and a reonnst that its time be ex
tended Indefinitely, and that it bo au
thorized to make itit rejxirt to Governor
Btuart whou ready.
The suits will be Wised on the testi
mony showing that the contractor col
lected from the state for 762 thermo
stats and I lists Hod only .'i)3, and on the
substitution of domestic for aocarat
glass and an inferior glass for Tiffany
favrilo. The testimony also shows that
while the rnoro elaborate of tho 12,000
worth of lighting fixtures was to tie
mercurial gold, tho bulk of those in
stalled were merely lacqeorwl, the lat
ter process cost ing one-tent li the price
of tho former. All these fixtures were
supplied to the state at a cost of $t.B5
GRAFT IN KANSA3 CITY.
Investigation to Begin, Conducted by
Kansas City, Mc, May 7. Tomor-
tow morning the board of police com
missioners will begin their promised
Investigation of charges of police cor
ruption. Tho probable advent in Kan
sas City within the next week, or bo of
Governor Folk, who has practically
said ho would romo here and take a
hand ixTHonallv in the investigation.
givcs promise of sensational disclosures.
I For a Idng time allegatl iis have
ben made that graft waa commonly
It bss len cliargot ttiat It extmlea
all tho way from the protection of petty
criminals to the covering for a con
sideration of the graver crimes of mur
ders, and dangerous crooks shielded,
and appointments made at the behest
of certain factions topay olitical debts.
Chief of Police Haves has repeatedly
sahl that he courted an Investigation of
bis deiwrkment, and he baa offered to
give the governor and tho police com-
misMionero' all aid at his command.
READY FOR TRIAL.
Lawyers, Witnesses and Reporters
Occupy All Available Rooms.
Uoiso, Ida., May 7. Practically every
available room in lloise, the capital
city of Idaho, hae been reserved for
lawyers, witnesses, or newspaper men
In attendance to the court which will
try William Haywood on the charge of
tho murder of former governor frank
Steunenberg. While there is little or
no public discussion of the case, the
undercurrent oi Interest runs strong,
and every incoming train brings addi
tions b the very large number of people
connected with tho case who are al
ready on the ground.
1 hat there might te some delay has
been dissipated by statements emanat
ing from both sides. Clarence Darrow,
cf Chicago, and K. F. Kichardscn, of
Denver, jointly leading counsel for the
defense of Haywood, have both stated
that they are ready for trial. Counsel
for the prosecution, James II. Hawley,
and Senator W. K Ho rah, who have
lioon engngod specially, are of the opin
ion that there will be no further delay.
Took Toll From Police.
Chicago, May 7. That the city of
Chicago has for yearH boen violating
the civil service law was brought to the
light by too investigation of the police
department, which resulted yesterday
in indictments being returned against
four city ollicers and two detectives un
der Mayor Dunne's administration.
Tho investigation began ton days ago,
following charges made during the re
cent mayoralty campaign that ex-Chief
of Police Collins had nsed his depart
ment to further the smorests of, Dunne
by receiving money fromtho police.
Linemen May Also Go Out.
San F'lancisco, May 7. The linemen
of the Pacific States Telephone & Tele
graph company held a mooting yester
day and were in conference with com
mittees from the labor council arid from
Uie striking telephone girls on the
question of declaring a sympathetic
strike in support of tho latter. No
decision was arrived at so far as can be
learned, and another meeting will be
hold today. There was practically no
change In the strike toduy.
President's Words Denounced.
Mobile, Ala., May 7. The Socialists
of this city and surrounding places
held a largely attended meeting at
Fairhope, a singlo tax colony, today.
The president's statement as to the
undoslrability of Moyer, Haywood and
Pettiboue were denounced.
Los Angeles Fears 8trlke.
Los Angoles, May 7. Prospects for
a local teamsters strike which last
night appeared enoouraging have sud
denly taken a turn in the opposite di
rection and there is a possibility of a
serious strike in the immediate future
with many other branches of labor in-Tolved.
NEWS FROM THE
JUUCJfc UKAY POSSIBILITY.
Conservative Democrats Favor Him
for Presidential Candidate.
Washington, May 9. A senatorial
syndicate having for Its object tho con
trol of the next Democratic national
convention Is in process of formation.
William .1. Bryan might call it a con
spiracy, for il Is decidedly antl liryan
In character, while tho work prepara
tory to launching the movement that is
contemplated has I men conducted with
well guards! secrecy. Hotnething tan
gible, however, is likely to transpire
in connection with tho movement with
in a few days, when the country will
be let into some of the details.
Some of the plans of tho senatorial
syndicate are merely tcnatlve, but at
this time the candidate favored for the
presidential nomination is Judge Gray,
of Delaware. Unless something un
fornoen happens, it Is believed that
Judgo Gray will bo the sure-enough
conservative Democratic candidate for
presentation to the national convention.
AFTER THE WATCH TRUST.
Its Goods Are 8old Abroad for Less
Than at Home.
Washington, May 8. Charles E.
Keene, of New York, president of the
Independent Watch Dealers' associa
tion, today conferred with Assistant
District Attorney Purdy concerning an
investigation which the department is
making into the methods of the eocallod
"watch trunt." Mr. Keene presented
to Mr. Purdy, he said, evdience con
cerning the operations of the alleged
watch trust. He asserted that Ameri
can made watches could be purchased
in various European countries for much
bss than they could be bought in this
country, and that the alleged watch
trust sold watches to foreign dealers at
a much less price than they quoted to
American dealers. He exhibited Amer
ican watches which he had purchased
abroad for less than he could buy them
in this country.
AMBASSADOR FROW JAPAN.
Will Visit Portland and Seattle on Be
half of His Countrymen.
Washington, May 11. T. Taka-
hoshi, of Seattle, has been in frequent
consultation with the Japanese ambas
sador the past few days regarding the
Japanese situation in the far North
west. The ambassador is greatly in
terested in Takahashi's statement that
business men of Oregon and Washing
ton generally aro not hostile to Japan
ese and has promised to visit Seattle
and Portland in a few weeks for the
purpose of making personal investiga
tion. The exact date of his trip can
not be fixed until the ambassador has
concluded the ceremonies In connection
with the entertainment of General Ku
roki and party in this city and James
town. Takahashl will participate in
the Kurokl reception here and start for
home in about ten days via New York
May Sever Relations.
Washington, May 9. Although the
actual news of the severance of diplo
matic relations of Guatemala and Mex
ico has not reached here, officials have
no doubt that Mexico has taken the
action that will result in giving to the
Guatemalan minister in Mexico pass
ports for his withdrawal. The Amer
ican minister in Guatemala is now
preparing to return home, and the
American cliarge, Philip Brown, sec
retary to the legation lias been' in
structed to look after Mexico's interests
in the Guatemalan capital.
Express Rata Too High.
Washington, May 7. The Interstate
Commerce commission has rendered ita
first opinion in a case involving the
reasonableness of an express rate. .The
case was brought by the society of
American florists, who claimed that the
rate charged by the United States Ex
press company on cut flowers from New
Jersey pointa to New York city was un
reasonable. This rate, until July, 1906,
was 50 cents per hundred pounds, and
at that time was raised to $1. Com
missioner Lane, who delivered the
opinion, holds that 'the rate could be
reduced to CO cents.
Fine Berth for Wood.
Washington, May 8. The order as
signing various ollicers to command de
partmenst proposed by the general staff
was issued today by the adjutant gen
eral of the army. It provides tha't Ma
jor General Wood shall be relieved from
the command of the Philippine division
and shall assume command of the de
partment of tho East at Governor's is
land, relieving Major General Grant,
who is ordered to assume command of
the department of the Lakes at Chi-
cago, relieving urigauier uenerai
Another Attempt on Cabrera.
Washington, May 8. Another at
tempt to assassinate President Cabrera,
of Guatemala, according to a dispatch
received today by Minister Toledo, was
made yesterday. In this instance,
what Is described in a general way in
the advices as a "mine" was placed not
far from the mansion of President Ca
brera, apparently with the intention of
exploding it at a time when it would be
, most destructive. The mine was dis
covered. Treasnry Statement.
Washington, May 9. Today's treas
ury statement shows: Available cash
balanoe, $255,288,079 gold coin and
bullion, $99,655,988; gold certificates,
CHINA SENDS GHATITUbE.
Viceroy Thanks America for Gifts to
Washington, May 10. A disjmteli
received Uxlay from Consul General
Itodgcrs at Shanghai sajs:
"The viceroy of Liang Kiang pro
vince rnqustos me to offer bis sincere
thanks to tho American people and gov
ernment for magnificent gifts sent to
relieve the suffering Chinese of the
Klang Poh famine district. In addi
tion to this request cf the viceroy,
have received similar expressions from
all the ranking Chinese officials of this
section of China."
Special arrangements are being made
by tho viceroy to assist in the landing
and handling of the cargo of the army
transjiort Bufford. The news of the
coming of the Bufford has spread
throughout the whole empire. The
Hod Cross today decided to remit $1,
000 additional by cable at once to Mr.
Kodgers for famine relief.
HAS POWER TO REGULATE.
Railroads Are Creatures of Nation,
Says Judge Farra.
Washington, May 7. That the Unit
ed States has full power under the con
stitution to govern and control railroad
corporations is declared by Judge E. H.
Facrar, of New Orleans, in a letter ad
dressed to President Roosevelt. The
railroads, he saye, are creatures of the
Nation. This fact places them under
the rule of the nation, and lias the dual
result both of regulating the roads and
protecting them from an unjust exac
tion by the states. The roods can be
jTotected, he says, agziust the preju
dice of the local jury by giving them
the right to sue and be sued in the Fed
eral courts. The national government
should provide the manner and extent
through which the roads should be tax
ed by the states.
Investigate Artesian Wells.
Washington, May 8. Representative
Jones has just received alliances from
the director of the Uniijjll States geoi
logical survey that the rbuest for an
investigation on artesian water possi
bilities in the Yakima valley will be
compliwl with. The region specified ie
Gold Creek valley, in the vicinty of
township 12 north, range 24 east. From
a sup racial investigation of this region
it appears that artesian possibilities
are excellent. The investigation con
templated will develop all the facts
Henry M. Hoyt Will Quit.
Seattle, May 9. Henry M. Hoyt,
United States attorney for the Second
division of the Judicial district of Alas
ka, tonight confirmed the report of his
resignation of office. He admits the
possibility of continuing in the govern
ment service, but declares he knows
nothing of any plan to prosecute alleged
Washington land frauds. Hie successor
has cot been selected, but his assistant,
George B. Grigsly, is thought to be the
mutt probable choice.
Wants Experts for Land Office.
Washington, May 7. Commissioner
Ballingor, of the general land office,
has asked Secretary Garfield to assign
to duty in his bureau two of the busi
ness experts who are to he engaged by
the secretary to suggest improved plans
for the betterment of the service of his
department, to assist in developing cer
tain reforms now in progress in his bu
reau In order that particular attention
may be paid to the divisions of mail
and files and accounts.
Northwest Postal Affairs.
Washington, May 8. Pcstmasters
appointed: Oregon New Pino Creek,
Benjamin F. Griffith, vice H. M. Flem
ing, resigned. Washington Lamar,
Albert 8. Gross, vice M. L. McNelly,
resigned. John J. Rezek has been ap
pointed regular, Samuel P. Soule, sub
stitute, rural free delivery carrier,
route 1 j Roy M. Cowles regular, WThit
noy II. Cowles substitute, route 2.
Cruiser Tacoma Leaves Santiago.
Washington. May 8. The cruiser
Tacoma, by orders of the Navy depart
ment, has left Santiago, the scene of
the recent collision between the sailors
of that ship and the police, and gone to
Guantanamo, thus removing the possi
bility of further friction.
Surgeon Noble Sent to Canal.
Washington, May 9. Captain
Robert E. Noble, assistant Burgeon, is
relieved from duty at Fort Casey to
take effect upon arrival at that post of
F'irst Lleuteuant John R. Bosley, assist
ant surgeon, and will then repair to
this city for duty with the Isthmian
Opens Actors' Fair at New York.
Washington, May 8. At 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon the president touch
ed a button at the White House which
opened the fair for the benefit of the
actors at the Metropolitan opera bouse
In New York
Awards Carrying Contract.
Washington, May 8. Secretary Gar
field awarded the contract for transpor
tation of supplies from Seattle to Rein
deer stations and schools in Alaska for
the coining season to Captain Michael
White, of Ballard, Wash.
New Register at Hailey.
Washington, May 7. Alvln MoMa
hon was today appointed register of the
land office at Hailey, Idaho.
AJUEBICAJT RAILROADS A3 THEY
The following figures, Just compiled,
how the statistics of the American
railroad for 1!00:
Aggregate trackage of United States.
Total locomotives, about C0.0O0.
Total cars, freight and passenger,
Total private enrs, about 112 000.
Sent In rolling stock during past
sight years, approximately $2,CO0,0O0,
ym. Total trackage under block system.
S3, 133 miles.
Net eapltalliatlon of railroad. $12,
C2,000,000. Capitalisation per track mile, about
Number of stockholders, about 225,-
Paid employes, $ :00,828,20g.
Total revenue from passengers, $494,-
Total revenue from freight, $1,5S4,-
Gross revenue, $2,810,700,030.
Net earnings and Income, $004,431,
5G8. Average length of passenger's Jour
ney. 32.74 miles.
Average number of pasnengers, per
Number of employes, 1.400.77S.
Average dally earnings of employes.
Killed: Passengers, 418: employes.
Injured: Passengers, 11,185: em
Two hundred and seventy-nine oper
ating companies went through the year
without killing a single passenger on
their 119,432 miles of track, but they
injured 2,533 during the year.
Of all the secrets held by the flotsam
and Jetsam of many years, none Is
stranger than that of the beeswax of
the Oregon beaches. Long before the
white man came to the great North
west by ship or prairie-schooner, vessels
from the Orient had skirted the coast
Bits of wreckage havtold the story
of Chinese Junks &one gj pieces on the
shore, but the most eurfi;s evidence of
this Eastern traffic has been found on
the Oregon coast, south of the Colum
bia River. Mr. Clarke gives an ac
count of this treasure-trove In his "Pio
When Lewis and Clark made their
famous expedition, they learned that
the native Indians of Oregon had for
many years found lumps of beeswax on
the sandy shores.
Beeswax Is practically Indestructible
In water, but these pieces had pounded
In the surf until they were black and
battered almost beyond recognition.
In 1814 Henry, engaged in the fur
trade, wrote an account of finding
masses of this wax. The pieces were
scatered over a wide stretch of coast,
and were now covered, now uncovered
by the blowing sand. Some of the
lumps were softened Into all shapes and
sizes by the beat of the sun, and bleach
ed nearly white. Others were square,
and stamped with strange characters.
In 1805 a Mr. Howell, walking on
the beach, saw something exposed In
the Band. It proved to be the corner of
some large squares of beeswax weigh
ing several tons. Many smaller blocks
were also found, all bearing the stamp
ed letters I II S. Besides these squares
of wax quantities of large candles were
discovered. In looking up the matter,
it was learned that as far back as rec
ords ran these tapers had been found
with the wax on the shore.
Of course the explanation may be
that some Oriental ship bearing church
supplies for a mission farther south
went to pieces on the Oregon coast
many, many years ago; but what
should a ship bound for Mexico or
South America be doing so far north,
and what use could any mission have
for such an enormous quantity of wax 7
HE DIED FIGHTDfG.
How Prince ! oula Napoleon Waj
Killed by the Zolua.
How Prince Louis Napoleon was
killed by the Zulus June 1. 1S7U, Is told
graphically In tho book by Sir Evelyn
Wood, who took part In that war. The
little party which the prince accompa
nied was surprised and attacked. Sir
Evelyn writes: "The Zulus in pursuit
ran first after the two white soldiers
who were on the flanks, three or four
men, headed by Labanga, followtug the
prince. Ills horse had JuiuihhI Just as
he was mounting, and his sword fell
out of Its scabbard. He was very ac
tive and was vaulting on his horse In
motion when the wallet on the front of
the saddle broke away, and he fell to
the ground, being at this time only
sixty yards behind the (British) fugi
tives. There were seven men who ac
tually fought the prince. When Langa
lebele, pursuing the fugitives, first saw
Labanga. ho was running away from
the prince, who was rushing at him.
Labanga, crouching In the grass, threw
an assagai at hi in. The first assagai
stuck In the prince's thigh, and, with
drawing It froai tho wound, he kept his
foes at bay for some minutes. In the
native's words: 'He fought like a Hon.
Ho fired two shots, but without effect,
and I threw an assagai at him, which
struck hint, as I said at the time, but
I always allowed Labanga's claim to
have killed him, for his assagai hit the
prince In the left shoulder, a mortal
Man Is always more of a lover of
women than of woman.
CONFLICT IS FEARED
Violence Seims Certain In 3tn
Francisco labor War.
MILITARY f ORCLS ARE PREPARED
United Railways May Huddle Undsr
Ea&U's Wing by Asking for
Fan Francisco, May 7. An air of
nervous expectancy hangs over the city
of Han Francisco. It is such a quiet,
suppressed sentiment as benpi-aks ap
proaching conflict. The situation is
serious with a gravity born of uncer
tainty. The United Railroads pro
poses to resume the operation of its
lines with non-nnlon men. Two thou
sand union men are rn strike, and,
while neither side will discuss the ri
sibility of violence, the situation baa
been carefully canvassed by the olice,
the militia and the officers of the regu
There is a settled feeling in the city
that the cars cannot be operated with
out violence of some ttort. Wherever
the subject was discussed, the opinion
waa expressed that trouble was Inevita
ble. While still hoping that no out
break will attend the running of the
cars, the authorities have made prepa
rations for any emergency. General
Funston arrived last night and assumed
command of the department of Califor
nia. The militia armories are being
guarded and the police force has been
given emergency orders.
The situation is complicated by the
telephone strike and the vast industrial
army made idle by the ironworkers'
s:ke. Among the .mions the feeling
prevails that the defeat of the carmen
would be the heaviest blow the unions
Reports are current that, if trouble
attends the attempt of Mr. Calhoun to
run the cars, he will force the issue up
on the government, either through a
request for a receiver or through injunc
tion proceedings in the Federal court.
PREDICTS CQAL FAMINE
Union Pacific Official Says Road Will
Sell No More Coal.
Cheyenne, Wyo., May 7. "I look
for a greater coal famine nextyear than
ever before, and the Union Facitic,
which hae always taken care of the peo
ple along its line, will no longer be
able to do so on account of the Hepburn
bill, ' is a statement attributed to W.
L. Park, general superintendent of the
Union Pacific railroad, bv the Wyom
ing Trbune today.
"The email dealers," Mr. Park is
further reported to have eaid, "have
in a way depended upon the railroad for
the supply of coal to help them out.
and, unless they store their own coal
during the coming summer, they will
face a famine in the winter. Coal con
sumers along other lines w here a simi
lar arrangement has been maintained
by coal-carrying roads will meet the
same emergency. The Union Paclfio
will store coal as usual this summer,
but will have none to sell."
TORNADO WASTES PRAIRIE.
Wrecks Villages and Kills Peopls in
Fort Worth, Texas, May 7. A utorm
of wind and rain, which waa general
throughout a considerable area in
Northern Texas and which at iome
places assumed the proportions of a tor
nado, according to meager reports re
ceived here tonight, has resulted in the
loss of at least three lives, the Injury of
many other persons and great danue
to property and crops.
Several villages were wiped out, but
because of the prostration of both tele
graph and telephone wires details are
almost impossible to obtain. At It-
port, one of the largest villages in La
mar countv, 20 miles froni Paris, the
storm passed northeast, cutting a path
about 200 yards wide.
Record Trip Around Horn.
Los Angeles, May 7. A special to the
Htmlil from Kan Dietro aavs that the
steamer President, one of the vessels
atloat, now engaged in an effort to break
the existing record for a voyage around
' . If a.h I . I.U..A n.dUA
O , t. Tl.a
call i'iego ytBieruay un
meesago was received by wireless tele
graph and stated that the President,
which left Philadelphia March 23,
nrrnl,t nrrK-A at. n Kmncini'n tonlirht
or Wednesday morning. If the esti
mate is correct the Persldeut will make
the trip in 46 days.
Shots Fired In Labor Riots.
Coonneslvllle, Pa., May 7. Benja.
min Carter, a neuro strike breaker, waa
stabbed in the back, two negroes were
arrested for carrying firearms, and pa
trolmen and members of the state con
stabulary were fired upon tonight dur
ing a riot between white men and negro
strikebreakers at the plant of the 'Bligo
Iron A Steel company. The mills have
been closod since April 13 until a Mew
days ago, when several carloads fofj ne
groes were imported from Pittsburg.
Relations Not Severed.
Mexioo City, May 7.- Diplomatic re
lations between Mexico and Guatema
la have not been severed. Tonight'the
sub-secretary of foreign affairs, Jose
Alegar la, emphatically denied the re
port emanating from Washington to the
effect that Minister Garaba had Ik. en