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THE HEPPNER TIMES
Published Every Tauraday.
EVENTS OF THE DA?
Comprehensive Review of the Import,
nt Happenings of the Past Week,
Presented in Condensed Form, Most
i.ikely to Prove Interesting.
Japan has issued a "first call" for
subjects in foreign lands.
A canvass of the senate shows almost
a unanimous vote for the 1905 fair
An organization has been formed in
Chicago for the promotion of interna
Britain fears that out of the present
Far Easvern trouble a war will follow
involving all Europe over the Balkans.
Japan has issued orders that all sec
ret language messages must first be
shown to the authorities before being
While at practice the muzzles of the
eight-inch guns on the starboard for- j
ward turret of the battleship Iowa
were blown off. j
Russia and Japan are thought to
have severed diplomatic relations and
the ministers. at Tokio and St. Peters
burg are preparing to depart.
The belief is prevalent with many
that war has been on for several days,
but, owing to the strict censorship
maintained, news has not been allowed
tob e sent out.
The4 Russian fleet has left Port Ar
" Advices from all sections point to
The house committee promises to be
Tery liberal to the 1905 fair.
The senate has passed the bill to
lend the St. Louis fair $4,500,000.
Senator Hanna is gravely ill. His
sickness is pronounced typhoid fever.
The Japanese minister at London
says his nation wants no help to fight
An issue of 1905 stamps is proposed,
similar to those of other national ex
positions. Japanese residents of Vladivsotok are
terror stricken and leaving as hastily
The candidacy of Senator Elkins, of
West Virginia, for vice president has
The house has passed the agricul
tural appropriation bill, thus insuring
free seed distribution.
Dominican rebels fired on an Ameri
"can launch, killing the engineer mad
thus insulting the flag.
Senator Ilanna's condition is prac
Charles M. Schwab gives in and the
ship trust will be reorganized.
The house has passed the diplomatic
and consular appropriation bill.
The last of the American troops in
Cuba have taken their departure.
The naval committee of the house
has decided for heavy fighting ships.
A bill has been introduced in the
Maryland senate to eliminate the ne
eastern manufacturers are evincing
great interest in the 1905 fair and will
make large exhibits.
The United States government has
been drawn into the Iroquois fire affair
by the burning of the scenery, which
was the projerty fo an English concern
and in this country under bond.
Russia lias dispatched her reply to
Japan's last note. It gives slight hope
for peace. The entire Human fleet is
cruising off the peninsula and an at
tempt will be made to send troops to
Corea. Japanese troops are already
moving toward Seoul.
The house ha given the Porto Riean
commissioner all the rights of a dele
French cotton mills are short on rna
terial and the factories are unable to
The Russian fleet at Vladivostok has
been made ready for sea. All win! fit
tings have been removed.
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A mil lias been iniroiticei in Hie
house to declare the citizens of Porto
Rico citizens of the United State.
France, (treat Britain and America
are exerting no pressure on Japan for
the acceptance of the coming Kamisn
reply, as has been rejorted.
Martial law at Cripple Crwk, Colo
rado, is at an end. A small detach
ment of the National Guard will remain
for a time, but affairs will be turned
over to the civil authorities. ,
King Menelik will welcome American
capital in the development of Abys
Recretary of War Taft holds that tar
iff concession will largely make the
Senator Clarke, of Arkansas, greatly
surprised IkMnocraU by making a strong
apeerh upholding the Panama policy of
Ex-Secretary of the Navy Whitney It
seriously ill and his condition shows
The Lewi and Clark fair bill has
iMitn Introduced as an amendment to
the urgent deficiency bill.
The attnrney general shows that the
hill to amend anti-trutt laws would In
jure instead of ld commerce.
STRICTLY WITHIN TREATY.
Record Show America Took No Part
Internal Affairs of Colombia.
Washington, Feb. 6. The presi
dent sent to the senate today a mass
of correspondence in response to Sena
tor Gorman's resolution calling for the
dates and circumstances under which
the United States used military forces
in the internal affairs of New Granada,
or Colombia, and whether such uses of
military forces were on the initiative
of the United States or by the request
of New Granda or Columbia, or in con
sequence of any official representation
of either. The resolution also called
for copies of the orders by the navy de
partment relating to such use of mili
The circumstances under which forces
were landed are given by the president
in detail, but orders by the war and
navy departments concerning the work
ings of such departments, and which
constitute a part of the offices of the
military and naval intelligence, are
withheld on the grounds that the dis
closure of such confidential matters
would be incompatible with the public
As a preface to the correspondence
Acting Secretary of State Loomis
writes a letter in which he savs all the
correspondence on record in the depart
ment of state is given, and that from
this it appears United States forces
have been landed on the Isthmus of
Panama 10 times from October 1856 to
September, 1902, the last mentioned
landing being the only one made with
out actual request from the govern
ment of the isthmus.
BITTER ATTACK ON AMERICA.
Russian Qeneral Savs It War Cornea, It
Will Be Her Fault.
London, Feb. 6. Special dispatches
received from the Far East, and pub
liehed this morning, add nothing to
the knowledge of the actual situation
The St. Petersburg correspondent of
the Daily Telegraph quotes from the
Novo Vremya a bitter editorial attack
upon the United States, which he sup
poses to be an outcome of the dispatch
of American consuls to Mukden and
Antung. The Novo Vremya accuses
the United States of a desire to win
the hegemony of the entire glole, and
exclude Europe from the Far Eastern
market, and declares "if, as it seems
likely, wai breaks out, it will have
been instigated by the Yankees with
their utilitarian views."
Baron Hayashi, Japanese minister to
Great Britain, describes the situation
in the Far East as "certainly very
threatening," but said everything de
pended on Russia's reply.
1904 FAIR STAMPS ORDERED.
They Are to Be Oa Sale la An Post
offices the First Day of May.
Washington, Feb. 6. An order for
ehe Bret of the new .Louisiana purchase
txposition postage stamps, which are
to be placed on sale at all poetoflices in
the United States May 1, has been sent
to the bureau of engraving and print
ing by Third Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Madden. It calls for the printing
of 90,000,000 of the one-cent stamps,
bearing the portrait of Rolert R. Liv
ingstone; 225,000,000 of the two-cent
stamps, bearing the portrait of Thomas
Jefferson; 7,500,000 of the three-cent
stamps, with Monroe's portrait; 9,
500,000 of the five-cent stampswith
McKinlcy's portrait; and 6,500,000 of
the ten-cent stamps, with a miniature
map of the United States, showing the
territory acquired by the Louisiana
CHINA AGREES ON WAR ACTION.
Rolling-Stock of Railroad Will Be Brought
Inside Orcat Wall.
Tien Tsin, Feb. 5. In the event of
an outbreak ot hostilities Wtween Rus
sia and Japan, the railroad administra
tion has arranged to bring the rolling
stock of the extra mural line inside the
Russia has ordered another 20,000
tons of Kaiping coal for delivery at
Port Arthur, making 70,000 tons in a
week. It is pointed out here that if
war breaks out soon the cl will hard
ly reach its destination, as the stocks
here are low and the steamers scarce.
ii is reported mat me nussians are
building a railroad to connect Mukden
with Sin Mm Ting, 30 miles west of
Mukden, on the railroad running to
Khan Hal Kwan and Tien Tsin.
Panic Ocnerai In Corea.
1. Petersburg, Feb. 6. Advices re
ceived here from Corea say that the
feeling of panic is general there and
that depression prevails in all the sea
ports, where massacres of foreigners aie
feared. European ate preparing to
end their families to Shanghai. Ev
ery steamer from Japan conveys to
Corea many Japanese officers and sol
diers in disguise, and their presence in
such numWrs Is regarded by the Rus
sians as being a secret occupation.
Sixty doctors have left St. Petersburg
during the last few days.
Lighthouse Service for Alaska.
Washington, Feb. ft. Secretary Cor
telyoii today sent to congress a rcpoit
from the lighthouse lrd recommend
ing changes and improvements In the
lighthouse administration In Alaska.
The Ismrd primarily recommends that
Alaska W made a separate lighthouse
district, and a buoy station be estab
lished at Ward cove, Tungas Narrows.
The Ward further recommends the con.
struction of a lighthouse tender for
service exclusively in Alaska.
Agricultural Appropriation II III.
Washington, Feb. fl. The agricul
tural appropriation bill reported to the
house today carries a total of ),711,
240, an lncraseaof 1 233,000 oxer the
FLAMES LEAP HIGH
BUSINESS PORTION OF BALTIMORE
THE SCENE OF DESTRUCTION.
Loss Will Amount to Over $40,000,000-
Help Summoned From Philadelphia,
Washington and New York Dyna
mite Used to Prevent Fire from
Spreading Troops Called Out.
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 7. The most
destructive fire in the history of Balti
more occurred here today, raging prac
tically unchecked during many hours,
completely destroiyng scores of the
largest business houses m the whole
sale district, involving losses which
cannot yet be estimated, as the fire was
still burning fiercely when night fell.
Owing to the wide extent of the calam
ity it will be tomorrow before an ap
proximate estimate can be made,
though it is certain that it has already
The fire broke out shortly In-fore 1 1
o'clock this morning in the wholesale
dry goods store of John E. Hurst it Co.,
on Hopkins Place, in the heart of the
business district, with a series of loud
explosions, which were heard in remote
parts of the city, and spread with fear
In a half-hour a dozen big ware
houses in the wholesale dry goods and
notions district were burning fiercely.
The entire city fire department was
called out, but was utterly powerless to
check the spread of the flames, which
weie aided by high winds, and by noon
there was savage fires in at least 30 big
warehouses, and the flames were stead
ily eating their way into successive
blocks northwest and south.
Though every bit of the fire fighting
apparatus in the city was called into
requisition as the flames continued to
spread, the firemen realized that they
had a task before them which was too
great for them to combat. Telegrams
for fire engines were sent to Washing
ton and Philadelphia, and about 1
o'clock six engines arrived from Wash
ington and four from Philadelphia and
joined in the battle with the flames.
Water plugs in every section within
a radius of half a mile from the fire
were in use, and it is roughly esti
mated that 350 hose were playing at
one time upon different parts of the
Fire Still Beyond Control.
Baltimore, Feb. 8. 4 A. M. The fire
continues to spread in an easterly di
rection, and continues beyond the con
trol of the multitude of firemen.
Mobs of wagons are busy at this
hour removing the household goods of
the residents just east of Jones Falls,
the hundreds of residences Wing threat
ened by the rapidly extending flames.
The Fourth and Fifth regiments of
militia, together with a company of
regular artillerymen from Fort JIc
Henry, reinforce tne police to keep the
ciowds in check.
WARSHIP IS SENT.
America Takes Hand In Santo Domingo
Washington, Feb. 9. Simultaneous
ly at the state dpeartment and the
navy department today the announce
ment was made that a serious state of
affairs is prevalent in Santo Domingo.
Complaint has been made to the state
department by the owners of the San
Isidro plantation that their projerty
had Wen Wsciged, and an apieal H
made for immediate relief. Other
Americans having interests in Santo
Domingo have made similar com
plaints. Mr. Moody, the secretary of
the navy, ami Mr. Immis, the acting
secretary of state, had long con'erence
with the president upon the subject
With his return to the navy depart
ment from the White House, Secretary
Moody held a conference with Rear
Admiral Taylor, and a cablegram was
dispatched to Rear Admiral Wise, com
manding the training squadron now at
Guantanamo, instructing that officer
to take immediate and effective steps
for the adequate protection of Ameri
can lives and property at the Dominl
can capital, limiting his action at all
times to the recognized tenets of inter
Mouth of the Amur Is Mined.
New York, Feb. 9. A Bussian offi
cer, who has lately returned from the
Far East, is quoted by the Moscow
correspondent of the Times to the effect
that the Itussian Pacific squadron pos
sesses at least two submarines. They
were built on the Black sea, carried
east in sections and fitted together at
Port Arthur where they now are.
The officer also states that the mouth
of the Amur river is heavily mined
and that the river is equip.ed with
light craft, each patroling about 01
miUs and carrying light artillery.
Russia Would Still Parley.
tendon, Feb. !. A dispatch to
Renter's telegram company from St
Petersburg says: An authorative state
ment from a Russian source regarding
the contents of the Bosnian reply is as
follows: "If the Japanese government
is animated by the same pacific sent!
mints as the Itussian government, there
is reason to hope that it will give Rus
sia's fresh projiosal such favorable re
ceptlott as to permit mutual accord W
ing filially readied.
War Supplies tor Rebels Seized.
Cae Haytlen, Ilayti, Feb. Mu
nitions of war intended for Gcnreel
Jiminer, the iMninlcan revolutionary
leader, were selwd at Puerto Plata, on
the north coast of the republic of Santo
I om In go, yesterday, after having lieen
landed there by the lies trior New York,
from New l ork, January 30,
ARB DRIVEN OUT.
Ruaala Making Thousands of tlebrcwa
London, Feb. 4. Moscow Is Wing
depopulated of its Jewish residents by
order of the Russian governor of the
city. Investigation, lcgun at his or
der, into the domiciliary rights, under
an old law, of 30,000 Jewish working
men and artisans has resulted in the
expulsion of thousands.
The police are carrying out the In
structions given them with the great
est zeal. Jewish houses throughout
the city are entered and searched at all
hours of the day and night for evidence
that will permit the expulsion of the
The law upon which the governor
bases his riuht to make the crusade
against the Jews is an old one under
which any Jewish workingmen and
those who were members of the First
Guild of Merchants, or were academic-
ally educated, were allowed to remain
in Moscow after the expulsion of 1891.
Recently the governor ordered a stiict
investigation into the rights of those
residents. On finding the slightest
flaw the order of expulsion is iNsued
Many families whose fathers during
the '50s paid for the freedom of the
city to their heirs have Won expelled
snddenlv. It was charged that the
fathers who paid for this right paid
taxes only as meinWrs of the First
Guild of Merchants for eight years.
According to a recent law the free
dom of the city cannot W secured by
any one who lias not paid his taxes as
a niemWr of the First Guild for ten
years. This recent law has been ap
plied in the cases of the dead Jews,
and their ancestors have Wen expelled
undei its provisions.
Those of the expelled Jews who have
means have been taken to the railway
station and compelled to buy tickets.
Those who have not the means to buy
tickets are forwarded without expense.
SCORB FOR FAIR.
Oregon Senators flake Diplomatic Move
by diving Way to St. Louis.
Washington, Feb. 4. Senators
Mitchell and Fulton appeared la-fore
the full committee on appropriations
today, in connection with the proposed
amendment offered by Senator Mitchell
yesterday, to the urgent deficiency aji
propriation bill in the interest of the
Lewis and Clark exposition. The St.
Louis fair people, whose aptwal for a
loan was under consideration at the
time, felt that they would W embar
rassed by the retention of the Oregon
amendment, and on this showing and
the assurance of the committee that the
Oregon exposition should receive favor
able consideration, it was decided to
withdraw the amendment and bring it
up later In connection with the sundry
The senators Wlieve that by their
diplomatic course, taken at this time,
they have greatly advanced the inter
ests of their cause, and they feel more
hopeful than ever of favorable action
later on. They are now assured of the
cordial and active support of the St.
Louis jeople. The St. Louis proposi
tion will undoubtedly be rcta'ned in
the urgent deficiency bill, and this will
W a good precedent for Oregon in the
sundry civil bill.
FIQHTINQ IN PANAMA.
Colombian Troops Attack Indiana oa
Saa Bias Coait.
Fanama, Feb. 4. A report has
reached the isthmus that Colombian
troops are fighting with tho Indians on
the San Bias coast, w hich is in Panama
territory. It is impossible, however,
to obtain reliable confirmation of this.
The United States gunboat Bancroft
was to have sailed today from Colon to
lVicas del Toro, hut the orders were
countermanded at the last moment, be.
cause of the report of fighting on the
A letter was received here some time
ago from Captain Torres, commanding
the Panama troops at Cliei.o, on the
south side of the isthmus and directly
sou in oi me ran j;ias country, saving
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lie nan uecioeo to cross over to llie At-
lantic side. There is a possibility that
the Indians are fighting with Captain
Torres command, mistaking them for
Ex-Secretary Whitney Dead
New York, Feb. 3. William Collins
Whitney, fx-sec retary of the navy, died
a few minutes alter 4 o clock yesterday
afternoon at his home, 871 Fifth sve
nue, in his 4th year. 1 In died while
under the influence of ether, adminis
tered preparatory to a sis-ond operation
for appendicitis, r.y his bedside were
his son, Hairy Payne Whlvney, and
his daughter, Dorothy Whitney, as
as Dr. William T. Bull, the chief
surgeon in attendance. Mr. Whitney
was taken ill Friday night. at the pcr
formance of "Rigoletto."
Taft a Frlcbd of Willamette.
Washington, Feb. 4. One of the
first communications to the house
signed by Secretary Taft related to the
Improvement of tho Willamette river
Wtween Portland and Oregon City
He approved the recommendation of
the engineers that 15,10(1 should W
remove Csixdey's rrs ks and
dredging a channel to four feet deep
and remove the sandbars at Jennings,
Waldron'i and Mugoon's and at the
head of tho Clackamas river.
Considering Successor to Wright.
Washington, Feb. 4. It Is learned
that the president In selecting a sue
censor to Governor Luke E. Wright, on
the Philippine comml-ilon, will lake
a man of prominence from this conn'
try. Governor Wright wishes to have
the Wnefit of (he counsel of a man fresh
from the states and in touch with
vent here, and desires, it Is said, an
associate rather thar a subordinate.
FOES TO AMERICA
POWERS TRIED TO HOLD UP
PANAMA CANAL TREATY.
Uermanv Tried to Oet an Inland, Which
Would Ulve Her Practical Control of
the Route-France Was Also Active
Official Correspondence Sent to the
5cnate DUcloses the Fact.
Washington, Feb, 8, Tho interfer-
ceo of foreign governments to prevent
treaty between the governments of the
Cnitod States and Colombia is clearly
and Colombia is clearly
proven by the correspondence just sent
to the senate In confidence by the. pres-
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ident andln response to tho Culberson
The documents include dispatches
passing between Ministers Hart and
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beaupre, at Bogota, and the state do-
,ftrtm"nt rplHhvu to tho Hy'"n
treaty, the reasons for its rejection,
and the meddling of those represent-
ing for!5u governments. Among
these documents are cablegrams calm-
lated to prove that Germany sought to
acquire from Colombia an island in the
harbor of Cartagena for a coaling sla-
tion, notwithstanding the Monroe doc-
trine. This island would enable that
power to virtually control the canal
when constructed. Minister Hart
promptly notified the state department
of them negotiations
There are also dispatches intended
to show that there was secret interfer
ence at Bogota by representatives of
Kuroan nations, notably Germany
and France, to prevent the ratllcation
of the treaty. Others indicate that a
representative went to Berlin for the
purpose of seeking to sell, either to the
German government direct, or to a
syndicate of capitalists representing
the government, the shares of ' stock
owned by Colombia in the new Panama
canal company, ami to encourage the
purchase of that company's concess
ions and property by a syndicate com
Hsed of British, German and French
It is indicated that the assembling of
a large American licet in I'arnU-an
waters was first brought by anticipated
action from the French government in
sending warships to Colon to protect
the canal property, representations
having Wen made at Paris that it
would W threatened by a revolutoin on
the isthmus. There is further corres
pondence indicating the apprehension
of the American representative at Bo
gota that some of the European powers
would attack Colombia, or possibly
seize the neutral tone W-cause of un
DUWCY IDBA OP SHIPS PREVAIL.
House Committee Qocs on Record for
Heavy Fighting Vcsacla.
Washington, Feb. 8. Admiral
iVwey's suggestions in favor of heavy
fighting ships for the navy prevailed
hslay with the house committee on
naval affairs over the recommendation
of the general board, submitted by Sec-
retary Moody. The naval appropria
tion bill was completed by the commit
tee, after a hearing granted Admiral
Ilewey. It carried an aggregate appro
priation of U5,0(M),()O0. The ships
authorized are one battleship, two
armored cruisers, three scout cruisers
and two squadron colliers. The appro
priation of $500,000 made hut year for
two submarine boats was reapnronri-
lated, the boats to W purchased
discretion of the secretaiy of the navy
This building program gives a total
of 44,000 tons of heavy fighting ships,
as compared with hL'.OOO tons last year
I The heavy construction provided w ill
I cost $21, 750.0(H), while the lighter
construction will bring the cost of the
building program np to f 2H,000,()00
I r.rovision was maoe ior an armor
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piaie laciory to cost f ,uoo,ooo. w nieli
the secretary of the navy is authorized
to construct, in case he cannot secure
armor from private bidders at a reason
able price. An addition of :,IMI0 men
is authorized to the personnel of the
America te Keep Fleet Away.
Washignton, Feb. H. In casn of a
Japanese-Uussian war, the fighting
ships of the Asiatic fleet will 1st kept
away from the scene of holsilitles and
every care will W taken to observe gxsl
sea manners. That the American
navy, however, may not W without
observers of what w ill W the greatest
naval struggle of tmslern times, it is
possible several of the smaller ship of
the fleet will he detailed to go north
ward with comtietcnt officers, who will
W detailed to act as official observers
of this government.
Urges China to Join Japan.
Imdon, Feb. M." Yuan Shi Kal
(the commander of the Chinese imper
ial army and navy) and the vice presi
dent ( the war Ward have memorial
ized the throne, urgently insisting tip-
on an offensive and defensive alliance
with Japan to regain Mam htiria," ca
hies the Shanghai corresMudent of the
lolidoGn loW. "The memorials," the
correspondent adds, "maintain that
the Japanese are better prepared for
war than the Russians. '
Hurled Under Volcano Athet.
Amsterdam, Feb. 8. Thn latest dis
pnt he received from the Dutch East
Indies, reporting the eruption of the
volcano of Merapl, In the Island of
Java, say 12 iersons were burned to
death, and that 20 were severely In
Jured. The eruption was accompanied
by showers of red-hot coals.
COLD RAIL SNAPPLD.
Colorado Flyar Ditched While Running
Forty Miles an Hour. '
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 3. The Col
orado flyer on the Missouri Pacific, rail
way was derailed near Miller. Kan.,
oday w hile running at the rate of 40
miles an hour.
The engine and the rear car, a Pull
man, alone remained upright on the '
track. The baggage car, mail car,
smoker and a chair car were thrown In
to the ditch, turning over and were
badlv shuttered. On iiiimnn
The wreck wna cmmiul tiv llm wiin.
,,niI f . ri ,iu vi(i(,Ilt.v to
vere cold weather of the past week.
Physicians reached the scene promptly
ani - r,,u' lrttl" -""""lil from Oi-a
watomle, starting east with the Injure
during the aftermmn.
At the tlmu o( the accident the train
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was two hours late and was making up
u,m- 11 tt, " ""
miner ami went, uy ai iu 1 speed, lating
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The engine and tender passed over the
defective rail safely.
The front trucks of the mail car
jumped the track and crashed into a
freight car on a siding. Tho baggage
,ttr '"Unwed, pushed llm mail car at
ri''t angles across the track and both
tiie lorwani cars served to block the
smoker. The chair tar following tho
"nmker partially telescoped the smoker
and the latter was rendered Into kindl-
'"K woou. i no mini an remained on
tno track nt' aaide from a severe shnk
ing up the passengers In that car
TIPS TRAIN OVER.
Ocle Causes Wreck In Colorado In Whlcb
Five People are Hurt.
Denver, Feb. 3. A ieelal to the
News from Idaho Springs, Colo., says:
A passenger train on the Colorado A
Southern railroad, which left iHmver
this morning for Georgetown, was
wrecked by a gale, two coaches ami a
combination baggage and express car
Wing blown over and badly damaged.
The engine and tender remained on the
track. Four of the train crew ami one
passenger were Injured.
The train had come to a standstill
atxmt 1,500 feet from the station in
Georgetown, Wing unable to proceed
further liecause of the wind. While
waiting for the wind to subside, the cars
were lifted from the rails by the wind,
and forced over on their side. Tho
passengers and rrew wer thrown with
great force against the sides of the cars,
but were able to escape through the
doors and windows.
It was several hours Wfore the news
of the accident could lie sent to Denver,
as the telephone and telegraph wires
were proatrated by the wind. A Seo
ial relief train, sent from the latter
city, encountered poles and wires
strewn over the track in many places
and with difficulty reached its destine-
' tion. The severely injured were taken
to a hospital In Georgetown for treat
ment. MANY PERISH ON DESERT.
Bodies of a Score of Men Found
Sands la Nevada.
Salt Uke, Feb. 3. The bodies of W
tween 20 and 30 men. who berlahcd
from thirst while attempting to cross
tho desert Wtween Moapa and Iie
Vegas, Nev., have Wen found within a
few weeks, according to advices re
ceived from the latter place.
The men, it is Wlieved, were mostly
tramps who attempted to make the
long journey on foot without sufficient
supplies of fssl and water to carry
them across. Many of the bodies found
were without clothing, snd it is be
lieved that the victims had gone insane
from thirst ami had wandered a Wilt in
a nude condition in search of water.
Some of the victims are supposed to
have used water from "Dead Man's
Well," which is located almost in tho
center of the desert. The water from
this well, while temporarily aleviating
thirst, is sure dVath to those, who drink
Jlmlnex Has Lost All.
Washington, Feb. 3. According to
information received at tho state de
partment, all the ports of Santo Do
mingo are now in the possession of tho
Morales provisional government, which
succeeded the government of Gcnural
Wos y Gil. The Jiminex revolution
seems to have licen statnied out,
though there has been no diplomatic
recognition of the Morales government.
United States officials In Santo Domin
go have entered Into relations with It,
this step Wing necessary for theprotec
tion of commercial business.
For Greater Corps of Engineers.
Washington, Feb. .1. Secretary Boot
sent to the senate bslay a report of the
general staff relating to the increase of
the engineer corps of the army, togeth
er w ith the draft of a bill whose passage
he recommend. The bill propot.es
that the corps of engineer, when In
creased, shall consist of one chief of en
gineers, with the rank of brigadier gen
eral; 12 colonels; 1H lieutenant colon
els, 3(1 majors, 40 captains, 40 first lieu
tenants and .'IH second lieutenants.
Mississippi Town Wiped Out.
Greenville, Miss., Feb. 3. Hre at
Hollendale destroyed every building in
thn town except two dwellings; loss
1200,000. The Are started In a negro
restaurant and a high wind fsnned the
flame to such proportion that the vol
unteer fire fighters could not stay iu