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he Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. 6. .
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 8, 1894.
3food Iftver (Stacier.
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Shaving and Hair-cutting neatly done. "
v Satisfaction Guaranteed. .
PALACE CAB BUILDERS.
Ex-Employes of Pullman and Capitalize
Organize a New Company.
Hiawatha, Kan., August 28. A com
pany of ex-employes of Pullman, backed
by capitalists, has been organized to
' build car and manufacture shops here.
Brown county citizens have taken $50,
000 in stock and Chicago capitalists
$200,000. Louis Myers, President, and
., G. O. Allen, Secretary, will be in Hia
watha to-day to select the site. C. O.
Allen is the inventor of a new palace
sleeping" car, for which Pullman offered
him $50,000 and a New York company
$80,000 ' and a royalty. The company
will be managed on the co-operative
plan, each workman to receive a share
of the profits, though the capitalists are
guaranteed 6 per cent on their invest-
. ment before the laborer comes in for his
share. The company has control of five
patents, and is to manufacture all kinds
of . railway equipment. Louis Myers,
President of the company, is the archi
tect of the initial Pullman cars, and has
been in the employ of that company
since its organization. Eight hundred
ex-employes Of Pullman will come here
and begin the. building for the works as
goon as preliminary arrangements are
made. ;,. .,, '; - .... . . ,, .,
' CUSTOMS INSTRUCTIONS. '
Arrival at the Exterior Port and Not the
, Interior Port to Govern.
Washington, August" 29. Secretary
Carlisle has received a number of tele-
- grams of inquiry from customs officers
as to the details to be observed in carry
ing the new tariff into effect. The re
plies were of no special interest with the
exception of one, which states on the
authority of the decision of the United
States Supreme Court that imported
goods destined for any interior point
will be considered as having been im
ported when they arrive at the custom
house at the seaboard, or, technically
speaking, the arrival at the exterior port
and not theinterior port will govern, in
determining the time of arrival. " In an
swer to a telegram from the Boston cus
toms authorities Secretary Carlislisle has
replied, holding that no goods which ar
rived in port before midnight on August
27 are entitled to -entry under the new
tariff act. This applied to goods under
government order for -which no entry
has been made and to goods in port en
tered and also to goods entered for which
permits have not been presented. .-
Advised to Hold Their Wheat. '
Goldendale, Wash., August 81. M.
A. Showers, "the" horseman recently lo
cated in Goldendale, has just received a
letter fronj L. L. Harris, a grain buyer
of Lincoln, Neb., who owns a line of
elevators on the Burlington road from
Chicago to. . Denver. Mr. Harris says
there has recently been a heavy pur
chase of wheat by Germans, owing to
the poor crop' outlook in Europe. Fur
ther, t that there was a much greater
shortage of the crop in Europe than was
anticipated.- Mr. Harris said he be
lieved, if the farmers could hold their
wheat until next June, that they would
receive three times the present prices of
fered. Mr. Showers has great confidence
in Mr. Harris, as he believes he is from
long years ' of successful experience
strictly on the inside of the world's mar
kets. Mr. Showers is of . the opinion
most of the Klickitat farmers will have
to sell, owing to pressure of obligations;
but should they manage to hold a part,
he believes they will be well rewarded.
Wlngf Dame in the Sacramento.
San Fbancibco, August; 31. A local
firm has received a contract from the
government for making' an improvement
in the Sacramento river, which will un
doubtedly be of importance to steamers
and other craft traveling those Waters.
Fot years the navigation of the Sacra
mento river as far as the capital city has
been made difficult by reason of danger
ous obstructions at Hickock's Shoals, ten
miles below Sacramento. The river cur
rents have formed a bar at that point,
which makes the river impassable except
at high water. Under the contract just
awarded it is proposed to construct wing
dams from the shores and cut the bar
out. With the aid of wing dams it is
expected that sufficient current will be
created to keep this particular point in
the rivei: clear of sand and make the
river navigable at all times. . tv.
Over a love Affair. .
Sas Jose, Cal., August 29. Miss Ada
Nichols, the sixteen-year-old daughter
of Theodore Nichols, committed suicide
miles above Los Gatos, by taking strych- !
nine. No motive is known, but probably
it was despondency over a love affair. 1
They Annihilate French Sortie
Party at Timbuctoo.
IT CREATES CONSTERNATION,
Accounts of Other Battle and the Oc
cupation of Tlmbuotoo by the French
Troops Detachment Make a Sortie
From the Town and is Cut to Pieces
Pabis, August 30. According to a re
port, received at St. Louis the French
garrison at Timbnctoo after three days'
desperate fighting with the Tauregs and
other hoBtile tribes, which had been be'
sieging that city, made a sortie. The
beleaguering forces in overwhelming
numbers fell upon the sortie party, fairly
KaiiiuuHuug iin . aui.uewi) iitta vreaieu
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consternation in army circles, as it is the
second serious resistance the b rench have
met with in the vicinity of Timbuctoo
since . that important Soudanese town
was occupied by them early in the pres
ent year. A summary of the move
ments of the French in the Soudan and
the occupation of Timbuctoo is as fol
A French column commanded by Colo
nel Bannier arrived at Timbuctoo Janu
ary 1, and two days later a detachment
of troops with Colonel Bannier at their
head, accompanied by . Colonel Hugier
and the entire staff, Btarted out on a re
connoitering expedition, leaving Captain
Philipe as senior Captain in charge of
the post at Timbuctoo. This t rench de
tachment in some manner never fully
explained tothe public was surprised in
sleep in camp at Dougoi, two hours'
march north of Gourdam and three days'
march from Timbuctoo. . The Arabs,
vilieujr xnutcgo uwuuwu cuu vu awu,
armed with lances and knives, entered
the French camp by several sides during
the darkest hours of early morning, and
overturned the stacked arms in front of
the sharpshooters, who, being surround'
ed, were unable to seize their rifles to de
fend themselves successfully. The Arabs
massacred nearly the entire detachment,
consisting of the Fifth and Eleventh
Companies of Soudanese sharpshooters.
A French officer, Captain Negotte, though
seriously wounded in the head, succeeded
in escaping to a platoon of soldiers left
some distance behind the main camp to
guard captured flocks. This platoon was
under the command of Lieutenant Sarda.
It retreated to Timbuctoo, bringing with
it a few .wounded who had escaped, the
massacre at Dougoi. The Tauregs pur
nnerJ the retreating soldiers, and rjracti-
cally invaded Timbuctoo, which Captain
Philippe made baste to aetena pending
the arrival of reinforcements.
It was stated that at Dougoi the French
lost nine officers, two European Ser
geants, an interpeter and one Sergeant,
six Uorporais ana sixty-one native
sharpshooters. For the defense of Tim
buctoo Captain Philippe had 100 rifles
and six cannons, but this was a very
small force with which to hold. a town of
12,000 people, situated amid hot, mov
ing sands on the verge of a morass and
having a water inclosure about three
miles in circumference. " But a column
commanded by Colonel Joffer was on its
way to remtorce the rrencn at ximouc
too, and having sent messengers to the
Colonel and communicated with the
commander of the French flotilla on the
Niger river, the Captain made the best
disposal possible of his small force, and
with the co-operation of the populace
succeeded in holding out until the Joffer
column arrived.' This column was com
posed of a company and a half of sharp
shooters, a squadron of Spahis, a splendid
. i iir ' , ' C 1
Airican cavairy, au . auxiliary opauie
and two guns. It also included the
horses, mules drivers, etc., of the first
column. It followed the land route by
Sanding. Monipe, Namaph, Ere, Soumpe
and Gourdam, and met with a serious
opposition during its advance. January
20 a company of sharpshooters marched
oaNiafunke, supported by cavalry and
artillery. They were confronted by two
kilometers - of a swamp, which , sur
rounded the village, in front of which
were 400 warriors drawn, up in. natue
array, xne warriors cnargeo tne rencn
force.. The latter in less than fifteen
minutes killed over 100 of the Africans.
Theothers took flight,: and the village
was captured without any loss on the
part of the Joffer column. Several such
engagements took place, 'cannon and
cavalry being repeatedly called into use.
February 20 the advance guard of the
Joffer column reached Timbuctoo, and
the column itself' soon afterward, It is
in all probability part of the forces of
Captain Philippe and Colonel Joffer
which according to the advices from
Senegal has been 'cut to pieces by the
Arabs. It is believed that the garrison
of Timbuctoo has since the Joffer column
arrived there been again reinforced. -
no' confirmation b? the bbpokt. '
Paris. August 30. The Journal des
Debate has received a dispatch similar
to the one made public to-day. This
dispatch , announced that after, three
days' fighting the detachment of the
garrison of Timbuctoo , made a, sortie.
This detachment was composed of two
companies. ,. Both reports agree in stat
ing that the detachment taking part in
the sortie was cut to pieces. Inquiries
made on the subject at the Ministry of
the Colonies show that no confirmation
of the report has been received there up
to this evening, and the official in charge
expressed the opinion that ' there is no
truth in it, claiming that, if fighting had
occurred, news would have reached the
ministry from Kayes, through which
place all news must pass.. The original
dispatch fropa Senegal was.received from
a private source. The latest official dis
patches from Timbuctoo declare the
French forces there were adequate to
cope with the Tauregs, who, it was added,
had been cowed by recent, defeats and
were indisposed to resume hostilities.
What Foreign Newspapers and Corre
spondents Say of-It.
" London, August 81. The Morning
Post says of the new United States tar
iff: "There is a fair prospect that the
tariff will benefit the American and
English people. Still it is rash to build
up hopes of an immediate revival of in
ternational commerce. The real, check
to our business with the States has been
the confusion of American currency and
the unsettled condition of public affairs
The circumstances under which the new
act was passed do not promise perma
The Daily .News says : " The tariff is
at least a compromise and stop can. sir
ing some expression to the national con
demnation of extreme protection as pro
nounced at the last Presidential election.
Business must benefit by ending the un
certainty, which has long affected com'
merce in and with the United States."
THE CUBAN SUGAR INDUSTRY.
London. August 81. The Central
News agency correspondent in Madrid
says : in consequence of the new
American tariff the government customs
officials in Cuba will apply the maximum
to all imports from the United States.
The officials expect serious injurv to the
Cuban sugar industry, as well as to the
Cuban Treasury, from the higher tariff
on American imports."
' MUCH UHBBAOB TO GERMANY.
London. August 81. The Standard's
Berlin - correspondent says: "The
United States tariff has eiven much um
brage to uermanv. JBaron Marschall.
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,
will enter into negotiation with Mr,
Bunyon on points most affecting Ger
man commerce. According to opinion
here the effect of the sugar duty will be
rather to induce bounty-giving in the
countries that raise sugar than to abolish
bounties.': v - . ;
TALKS WITH ENGLISH WOOL BROKERS.
London. August 81. A representative
of the house of Windeler & Co., the
largest wool brokers engaged in Ameri
can trade in .London, in an interview
to-day expressed the opinion that the
American tariff bill would undoubtedly
benefit the English market, which is
now feverish an uncertain. Stocks are
held firm here, and dealers in the United
States are demanding lower prices. The
large stock of wools in the United States
and elsewhere, he believes, makes a
permanent rise doubtful. There is little
business now, and the next public sale
will not take place Until September 18.
The American dealers insist upon cheaper
raw material in consequence of their re
duced profit. The wool-broking firm of
Jacob dV Coi-- concur in -the -views-of
Windeler & Co., adding that a recent
sale of 2,000 bales has been made to
American buyers. Yorkshire houses are
jubilant over the passage of the tariff
bill into a law, and are confident of in
creased business in the future.
WHAT CANADIANS THINK OF IT. ,
Toronto, August 31. The new tariff
law as passed by the United States Con
gress causes considerable discussion here
among business men, and it is generally
believed it will have an important bear
ing on Canadian interests. The most
important feature of the measure, so far
as Canada is concerned, is the placing of
sawed and dressed lumber and all kin
dred materials on the free list. It is
thought among lumbermen that the ab
olition of duty will mean in the course
of the next few years an export trade
upward of $20,000,000 with the United
Stat es. Free wool will also result in a
considerable expansion of trade. Bar
ley, in which Ontario enjoyed a large
trade before the McKinley bill became
operative, will, it is thought, hardly re
vive under a duty of 30 per cent. The
same may be said of the egg and horse
trade, in which Ontario did a very prof
itable business., flax-growing, salt
making and bean-growing will probably
become profitable industries in West
Ontario. On the whole, the new bill is
welcomed by business men generally as
a harbinger of increased trade between
the two countries. - -
THE OREGON SHORT LINE.
Same Receivers Appointed Who
Managing the Union Pacific
Omaha, August 29. A special from
Cheyenne says : A suit in equity for the
foreclosure of a mortgage on the Oregon
Short Line was filed in the United States
Court for the district of Wyoming to-.
day. The action was brought in the
name of John F. Dillion, trustee, and the
defendants are the Oregon Short Line,
Utah, Northern, Union Pacific, Ameri
can Loan and Trust Company and the
i t il. T r : r i.-... i: rru.
receivers ui iruv uuiuii x ttuiuu. - iuv
amount of' the mortgage is $14,931,000,
which was given petitioner as trustee to
secure the payment of bonds. . The at
torneys for Dillion, who were in court
to-day, are Wilson Speyer of New York
and Potter & Burke of Cheyenne. John
M. Thurston of Omaha appeared for the
receivers, while W. R. Kelly of ; Omaha
and Judge Lacey of Cheyenne appeared
for the company. The whole matter
was amicably disposed of in a short time.
Judge Biner appointed for the Short
Line the same- receivers who are man
aging the Union Pacific . Supplementary
proceedings will be brought in Idaho
and Utah in order to secure like orders
from the courts there. This practically
unites the Union Pacific system again.
, The Exposition Fever. y' '
Los Angeles, August 29. It was defi
nitely ,' settled to-day that an Inter
national Exposition will be held here
from October 15 to January 15." It will
be held in Agricultural Park, and a
number of buildings, including the main
hall, 400 feet long, will be erected at
once. ' All the attractions oi the Mid
way, the Polish artists' display, the
French display and 200 foreign attrac
tions have been, secured.
THE TACOMA FAIR
Carnival ' Appearance of That
f City on Opening Day.
BLUE, YELLOW AND WHITE,
Extensive Displays of All the Products
; and Manufactures of the Pacific
. North west The Cream of the Foreign
, Exhibits Are Also to be Seen.
' Tacoma, . 'Wash., August - 29. The
Northwest Interstate Fair was formally
opened to-day. Speeches were made by
the Governors of the States, the Terri
tory and the Province the fair is repre-
santmg. . There was an immense street
parade in the middle of the day, and in
the evening there was a pyrotechnic dis
play'' at ! the fair grounds. . Altogether
Tacoma presented a carnival appear
ance. - Blue, yellow and white, . the fair
colors, were . everywhere. There were
blue, yellow and white sunshades, blue
yellow and white buttons and blue, yel
low and white ribbons, gonfalons and
flags in endless profusion. :i ,. . '
. While the people of Tacoma are re
sponsible for the inception of the Inter
state Fair project and for successfully
carrying it out, they regard it as the
joint enterprise oi the commonwealths
. i . i i i . .i . . i . -,
mm, nave junieu ugetuer iu matte it a
success, namely,-Washington, Oregon,
Idaho, Montana, British Uolumbia and
Alaska. All these have contributed to
further the enterprise, and the fair is
representative of them. ' There are
gathered . together in the buildings of
agriculture and horticulture, fisheries'
mining, forestry and manufactures and
liberal arts, extensive displays of all
the products and manufactures of the
Northwest. : In a manner never before
attempted are shown the resources of
this section ' of the country. But a
glimpse of what these States have to
show was seen in their buildings at the
World's Fair. Here are seen the more
complete exhibits. -
In addition to these displays the fair
management has secured the cream of
the foreign exhibits that were brought
to this country to be exhibited at the
Columbian Exposition. . There are six'
teen extensive loreign sections in the
building of manufactures and liberal
arts.t u :'-'::' i v. ' ' . v. .: -,i .
i -Amusement , features are. numerous.
including many of the best of the Mid
way features, at Chicago, such as the
Turkish village ; but in addition there
are several thoroughly characteristic
Western features, such as Indian vil-
3. where the aborigines are Bhown at
work and play, and typical lumber and
mining camps. '
A beautiful natural park occupies one
corner of the large ground. It comprises
forty-five acres of the wildest and most
picturesque of Washington forest scen
ery. Boaming at large in it are tame
elk and deer. On a small lake in the
grounds are Indians in their dug-out
The situation of the grounds has
prompted the admiration of all who
have visited them. Sloping away to the
Sound, a magnificent view is commanded
of the water, of the fir-clad hills and of
two mountain ranges the Cascade and
Olympics.' Rising far above the jagged,
snow-capped peaks of the former range
is Mount Tacoma, 14,444 feet high, over
shadowing.the very grounds.
The lair buildings, interspersed with
those of the many concessionaires, are
clustered around the grand court, in the
center of, which is a small lake.
Building the fair and putting the en-.
terprise on its feet was an undertaking
involving . no small amount of determi
nation and hard work. ' The difficulty of
securing money was the first obstacle
encountered. To start the ball rolling
Governor McGraw, the Mayor of the
city, professional men, laborers and me
chanics turned out one March day, took
off their coats and started clearing the
grounds with their own hands. Their
actual labor accomplished much, while
the force of their example had a good
effect in securing money to go ahead.
. Floods and strikes set matters back
somewhat, but indomitable Western
enterprise and determination eventually
triumphed, and there is now opened to
the world an exposition greater by far
than any previously attempted west of
the Mississippi, excepting only the Mid
winter Fair. The cost of the buildings
approximates $300,000; the liberal arts
building alone cost $135,000. The ex
pectation is that 500,000 people will visit
this exposition before the gates close on
The fair management is as follows:
Henry Bucey, Director General ; J, An
thony Gorman, Assistant General Di
rector; Executive Committee, G. L.
Holmes, George P. Eaton, C. H. Dow,
George Stone, A. Gross, A. J. Hayward,
G. R. Osgood and F. K. Lane. .
, Coiner of the Mint. V ,,
San .Fbancisco, August 29! A. T.
S potts, ., who was recently appointed
corner of the mint of this city, will as
sume:' his ; new duties next Saturday.
Judge Charles M. Gorhman, the retiring
coiner, will close the business of his de
partment . Friday , . afternoon. , Judge
Gorhman was appointed by President
Arthur, and has held the office continu
ously for twelve years. During his ad
ministration of the coinage department
of the San Francisco mint he has coined
$273,500,000 in gold and $39,500,000 in
silver, a total of $313,000,000. The me
chanical wastage since he took charge
has been only 4 per cent of the .allow
ance permitted by law. Judge Gorhman
has held office in the mint longer than
any of his predecessors.
GOVERNOR WAITE ARRESTED.
Charged With Opening and , Reading
Another Person's Letter.
Denveb, August 29. A warrant was
issued to-day for the arrest of Governor
Waite on the serious charge of opening
and reading a letter addressed to Mrs,
Likens, formerly matron at the police
headquarters. The warrant was issued
by. United States Commissioner Hins
dale, who also issued warrants for the
arrest of President Denis Mullins of the
Police Board, Chief of Police Hamilton
Armstrong and Kate Dwyer, matron at
police headquarters. .
The charge is opening mail and also
conspiracy under statutes Nos. 3,892 and
5,440, the penalty for which is a fine of
not over $10,000 or two years' imprison
ment, or both. The complaint was made
by Mrs. Likens, and was investigated by
rostomce inspector McMechen. Mr.
McMechen laid the matter before United
States District Attorney Johnson, who
this aiternoon drew up a lormai com'
plaint against the four persons men'
tioned. This was presented to Commis
sioner Hinsdale, and he issued the war
rants, which were placed in the hands
of Marshal Israel's assistant. Shortly
all the parties named were arrested and
taken before Commissioner Hinsdale.
Governor Waite created quite a scene in
the uommissioner's rooms. He was
highly indignant, and when Deputy
United States District Attorney Rhodes
stepped toward him with extended
hand, the Governor met him with a cold
stare. Governor Waite pleaded "not
guilty," claiming he had not opened the
letter, but the contents had been read to
him. The hearing of the case was set
for to-morrow, and when it was sug
gested that bail be fixed at $5,000, the
prisoner sprang from his chair, paced
the floor and exclaimed: -
"I will not eive bail.' I am Governor
of this State, and the . proceedings are
had to interfere with me m the admin
istration of my office. I will not give
bail. You may send me to jail, but I
will not give bail."
finally the Oommissioners accepted
the Governors personal recognizance to
appear for trial in the sum of $100.
" THE QUEEN FLOATED.
The Damaged Steamer Lifted From the
Rooks Near Cormorant Island.
Pobt Townsend, Wash., August 29.
The steamer City of Topeka arrived
from Alaska to-day with late news con
cerning the stranded steamer : Queen.
Sunday evening at high tide, after the
Queen had been relieved of . the freight
in the forward hold, the ' anchors and
chains taken ashore and several hundred
tons of coal discharged overboard, she
floated off and was beached at Alert Bay,
ten miles distant. A bowlder had pene
trated her forward compartment, knock
ing off a plate and admitting a large vol
ume oi water, but the damage could not
be ascertained until the tide had fallen,
which would have been yesterday six
hours after the Topeka left. Captain
Carroll told the nasseneers he was un
able to ascertain the extent of the injury,
and that he might possibly patch up the
aperture and return to the Victoria dry
dock for repairs. Two of the excursion
ists decided to return and come down
on the Topeka, and the others stopped
by the vessel and will continue north
on the next trip 'of the Topeka. The
officers of the Topeka think the Queen
more seriously damaged than at nrst re
ported, and that it will require much
abor and expense to put her in first-
class condition. . .
A. Lordeaux of Duluth, one of the
Queen's passengers who came down to
day, said that the shock of the vessel go
ing on the rocks was scarcely felt, and
that few, realized that the ship . waB
aground until next morning. The beach
all along Cormorant Island is sand ex
cept where the accident occurred, and
that for hity or sixty feet is strewn with
sharp jagged rocks. The passengers are
encamped ashore, enjoying the novelty
of the excursion. -
WANTS A DIVORCE.
Mrs. W. K. Tanderbilt Considering the
Advisability of Instituting Suit.
New Yobk, August 29. A Paris dis
patch says: Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt has
under consideration the advisability of
instituting proceedings for a divorce.
The difficulties, it is said, nearly reached
climax some months ago, when the
party on the yacht Valiant in the Medi
terranean separated. About ten weeks
ago Cornelius Vanderbilt went to Lon
don to stop further proceedings, but was
unsuccessful. Mrs. Vanderbilt is repre
sented by Colonel William Jay of New
York, who is now in Germany. A prop--osition
is said to have been made by
Mrs. Vanderbilt for a separation on the
basis of an annual allowance of f 300,-
000, the custody of her children and the
possession of three houses at JNewport,
Islip and New York.1 It is said that Mr.
Vanderbilt ottered no objection, but
would only consent to terms less liberal
than those asked by Mrs. Vanderbilt.
She has refused his proposition, and fur
ther discussion is postponed until the
arrival of Colonel Jay in Paris. Mr.
Vanderbilt veEterdav declined to dis
cuss the matter further than to say that
he had instituted proceedings in divorce.
African Steamship Line. '
Philadelphia, August 81. The first
direct steamship line between America
and the west coast of Africa has been
chartered in the State of New Jersey. It
will be known as the African Steamship
Company. About half of its stock is
subscribed, and the boats will ply month
ly between this city and Liberia, begin
ning about October 1. The company,
which will receive a subsidy irom the
I Liber i an government of $10,000 a year,
' intends to carry the United States mail.
Towns Razed and Many Crushed"
by Falling Buildings. .
ACROSS THE SEA OF AZOF.
Two Parties of Amerloan Tourists Are .
Supposed to Have Been on the Sea at
tha Time Impossible for Days Yet
to Compute the Damage Done. '
St. Petebsbubg,' August 28. Words
cannot describe the wind that swept
across the Sea of Azof yesterday. It is
impossible for days yet to compute the '
damage done, but it is certain that 1,000 " '
have perished, some by drowning, others v
by being crushed under falling houses. "
The excitement is great among the Ameri-, ;
can colony in this city, for it is feared , k
that at least two parties of American -tourists
were on the Sea of Azof at the .
time the wind did its deadly work. AH . j
the afternoon there has been a string of v
callers at the American ministry asking, t
almost begging, for news from Odessa,. (
whence the tourists were to have started ''
on the regulation sight-seeing trip across
the urimea, visiting sebastopol, Balak-
ava and the other famous battle scenes.
The parties were separate, but it is .,
Crobable they started within twelve,,,
ours of each other, and according to the : '
schedule of these excursions they would
have reached the Straits of . Hertch yes-
terday morning, going thence by steam- .. -boat
north to Berdiansk, where they
would take a train back to Odessa. It '
is said the leader of one of these parties '
had proposed a trip a short distance :
north from Temruk into the Lake of the ;
Black Cossacks. If his party branched
off that way, they have unquestionably
perished, tor the storm raged almost : ,
along the entire east coast of the lake. "!
It is hoped some lucky chance delayed :
the excursionists so that they could not
reach their embarking port to-day. ,
At a late hour there was still no gen- '
eral report of the disaster on which to 1 '
base surmises oi the Americans' saletv. f i
The reports received recount wide havoc. ,
The wind was first felt at Nogaisk. No-' ,
gaisk is peopled by fishermen, who were '
out on the water, i When the hurricane '
had swept out to the north a terrible -
scene was presented. The village was
razed overturned as if an immense
plow had been pushed through it. Ly
ing everywhere were women and 'chil- -
dr en, dead or in the last agonies.' The
shallow waters of the Sea of Azoff were '
lashed to such a height that it was plain -:
every fishing boat must have been sunk. ..
Ihe cyclone swept on to the northwest
after wrecking Nogaisk. Its path seemed ' '
to have been unusually wide, for at Ma--.
riopol it devastated the country- to a i
point eleven miles inland, and had its
outer edge far upon the sea. Mariopol '
was practically blotted out of existence. -Not
three houses in 100 are left stand- ;
ing. It is estimated, that -300 persons -perished
in this place alone. North of
there the cyclone made a sudden turn , ,
to the east over Dolga "points. Its left
edge inflicted slight damage to the town -
of Berdiansk. Houses were unroofed -.
and a dozen persons killed by falling u
Once at sea. the storm made its full ;
fury felt. ' Of the steamers that touch
at the port of Berdiansk not one had
come in at the hour of the latest report. . . '
Grave fears are expressed that every
craft on the sea has gone to the bottom,
and that every passenger has been killed.
When the windswept over the northern - '
end of Azof it took a new course, and ,:
going southerly along . the coast of the
land of the Black Cossacks, Temruk and
Achuev were ravaged, each town being
almost totally destroyed. Telegraphic
communication with this district is bus- .'
pended, and it is impossible to learn the -extent
of the destruction, but at least '
1,000 persons must have died on the two
shores. The storm, as nearly as can be ' '
learned, seemed to suddenly cease its
force near Temruk, and passed off with .. .
comparative quiet southerly over the
black Sea. " ;' ' .
PREPARED FOR THB BREAK,
Another Johnstown, but Without
.... .". Loss of Life. .. 'r..'fj V
Silma, August 28. Gohna Lake, which
has for some time past been threatening '
to break its banks and sweep down the
valley, at the head of which it lies, has '
broken the dam controlling the waters. "
Thousands of tons of water poured '
through the valley like a cataract, sweep- '
ing everything before it. Huge bowl-
ders were swept along like pebbles, trees
were uprooted and carried on the crest
of the flood, and villages along the valley j
were swept out of existence in an in
stant after the roaring torrent of whirl
ing waters struck them. '1 he rainfall
during the monsoon has been heavy, ,
and the lake .rose with great rapidity.
The percolation at the dam became very . -heavy,
and the engineers who examined -
it decided that its breakage was im
minent. To repair it was impossible,',
and the government at once took steps :''
to prevent loss of life when the break
came. Elaborate railway and .tele-- i
graphic arrangements were made, and
when the dam started to go out the
people nearest the point of danger were
carried by the railroad to places of
safety, while those farther down the val
ley were notified to pack up their be- .
longings and be prepared to leave their
homes when called upon by the govern- '
ment to do so. The call was soon issued "
and the people taken away. .Sowhen,,,
the flood really came the valley was
deserted by everybody.- To this wise
foresight of the government is due the
fact tnat great loss of life was averted.