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Eiver (xiacier.
It's a Cold Pay When We Get Left. , -; : ;. ; . .-'. i Vv. .
VOL. 0. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATUKDAY. APRIL 13, 1895. . ' V NO. 46.,
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3eod Iiver Slacier.
S. F. BLYTHE,' Publisher.
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,Siifle'oopy...i...:. ....Cnw
Second St., Near Oak, Hood River, Or.
EYANS & HUSBANDS, Proprietors.
Shaylug and hidrcuttlug neatly done,
action g jur-a nteed."
Various 'Items of the . Affairs
of the
V . ; v,.. ; OoTerument..'
ai'v, .Washington, Apr 1 9. In regard to
the press dispatches from San Francis-
AI ;'-"' co stating that it had been iouhd that
the gold coins of the Carson mint for
several years past were below the stand-
i ard of fineness, as provided by law, Mr.
H, Preston, the dirctor of the mint, stated
today that -this was not true. Coinage
operations were suspended at the Car-
',,, son City mint in May, 1885, by Mr.
V Manning .., the . then secretary of the
.--.treasury, ..and were not resumed until
October, ,1889. " Coinage ' operations
were. agaiii suspended by direction of
Secretary Carlisle, from June . 1, 1898,
since which time no coinage has been
executed at '. that mint. . Between the
resumption of coinage injl889 and the
suspension- in 1893, samples from every
"ij delivery of gold coins were assayed by
: the bureau of the mint, and in no case
t did the- pieces vary from the legal limit
' oi tolerance more than allowed by law.
v. ,v TheJooins of each mint are distinguish
ed by what are called their "mint
. mark." This is in small letters on the
coins just below the eagle. New Or
eahs has the letter "O," San Francisco
' 'the letter ! "S," and Carson City two
'' letters,"- f CC. ' ' , ' Philadelphia :,has no'
mint mark, ; In order to manufacture
coins .deficient in fineness, it would re-.
) quire collusion on the part of all the
''v:r ' -"P?floers in' the mint and. their assistants,
., " " as well as' some of the'subordinates. ;
;r v. i A- new';resort for . consumptives- has
'..'' ;. ; been, discovered.' in the Orange free
T' state, South Africa.',,' United .States
' ' ..Consular .Agent Lanfgraff, n a report
'X O to.the. department, talks of the benefi
M: ' cial results experienced by persons who;
' have tried it, and adds; - ."" ' ; -T'Vo
ooun try n earth-, can rank with
th$ Orahge free state as g health resort. :
Mjjs. Patterson has been' all over -the
world,f :and here she, has1 found relief.
I could give hundreds of similar cases,
. and that so. few people have oome here
is due to the fact that 'the Orange free,!
state is so little known, and in most
Lpafts"of the-world believed a des-1
"ert mliabited--by brutal i natives and j
v-vwild . beasts. . Living is not expensive,
ahd persons ooming here can command'
from $50 to $00 per month. A family
of four or five persons can live nicely on,
$1,500 per year.: -Persons whose lungs j
-are far goue should" travel by , stages
frorh-the sea to the Orange; free' state;;!
that such persons, shoujd stay for a
month at -Ceres, next' at BCaufort, until;
they, are. prepared to 'stand the dry cli-'
mate..VvAii.itep.t.,.i0hrney to Bloomfon-.
..tine would mean death" to -such persons.'
. The .landing place) 6 Cae' Town. .
fi ''i'.-W.'jSi'rStrohel,-.., United States minis
" ter to Chili, announces the settlement
of the question of what rate of interest.
the; gQyeiinmen,t should guarantee to tne;;
projeciea irans-vnuiuo railway. , .. 1110
" Chilian 'Oofagress" has. -passed '.a.' -la'vv
which guarantees for twenty yebrs'Aj-;
! perjgeAt on a oapitafof i,8o,ooo.- ine
J Eiiglisbv;;9a,pitalist''': ,ith whom the;
holder' of the ooiises'sioh have been .ne
gotiating, in order, to. raise the amonnt.i
required to complete wre roaa,-nave ,ior
some tiihe plist been demanding a guar
antee .of 5.per.,cnt, but the Chilian con
gress refused W go beyond' I J' 'per ' cent.
'- " lt""Was the jCtlmel'9 Son. -y w.
' San Francisco, April 10. Colonel
-S IBoCajo', the lionamer who was such a-
ramiiiar nguro. on- wie- miuway uunug
the fair, did not kill himself, alj. New
Orleans, :as was rumored in this cjty,
' yesterday. ' 1 Aocprding to the- informa
., tion given out ,by .a showman,' who was
.at .one time associated with the Colonel,
' there was a suioide in. the Boone fam--'
ily,' the uiifortunate one being .Daniel
. Boone,- jr. , a son of the ColoneL '
Nebraska's Relief Bureau.
Omaha, April 10. President Nason
estimates it will require about sixty
davs to close the accounts of the relief
. bureau. , He says that with the excep
tion of garden seed the warehouse is
pretty well cleaned out.' A corps of
young girls is now engaged in sorting
out and packing seeds for distribution.
There are twenty-five carloads of seed.
wheat en route from Pennsylvania.
Many Were Killed in the Blue
Canyon Coal Mine.
The Disaster Csnsed by an Explosion
of Firedamp Brought About in
an Unknown Manner.
New Whatcom, Wash., April 10.
An explosion of firedamp in the Bine
Canyon coal mine on Lake Whatcom,
at 2:45 this afternoon killed twenty
one men. W. A. Telford came from
the mine tonight. He was at the bunk
ers when the explosion occurred. He
went to the incline and found James
Kearns at the mouth of the shaft, near
ly dead from exhaustion." i " Kearns
said all in the mine were dead. He
had carried Ben Morgan as far as he
was able and dropped him", t Morgan,
he thought, was dead. Kearns and X,
Gellum were the only ones who escaped
out of twenty-four auio were at work.
Tom Valentine and J. O. Anderson
were the incline men, and they escaped.
At the switch of the gangway, 800 feet
from the mouth of the tunnel, Ecklund
and Telford found the body of George
Roberts, and beyond were three loaded
cars, which had been blown off the
track. They next found the body . of
Ben Morgan, was dropped by
Kearns, Ecklund and others. They
were unable to go beyond room 21, 500
feet from the angle of the tunnel and
gangway. Their safety lamps went
out and the gas drove the - explorers
back. In room '21 they found the. bod
ies of Thomas Conlin and James Kirby.
It is supposed that, in addition to the
four found, seventeen perished. The
gas was so thick that the rescuing
party was able to stay only a few min
utes. The missing men 'with families
are: .
D. Yi Jones, - superintendent; James
Kirby, Andrew Anderson, James Mo
Andrew, Charles Silvorson, M. Zeiliski.
The single men were: ; . .
Lucus Latka, E. P. Chase, ' Thomas
Conlin, George Roberts, Ben Morgan,
John Williams, Eleo Henderson, Will
iam Evans, ' Isaac. Johnson, William
Lyster, Charles Ramberg, Sam jOlsen,
J. A; Morgan -and Martin Blum. -
Engineer J. J. Donovan, of the mine,
was notified at his home in Fairhaven
and -left with a party of men experi
enced in underground, wprk. They left
this evening on a special train pve the-;
Bellingham Bay and Eastern, and took
the steamer Thistle to the mine. Phy
sicians accompanied them. Mr. Dono
van says he does - not; understand, how
the explosion, occurred, as safety lamps
were used everywhere but in the gang
way. The tunnel is 800 feet long, and
the gangway 1,000 feet long, and has
twenty-six rooms opening from it.'. The
fans were kept running all the-time, ,
and the cause of the explosion ; is; tin-
known. The'mine was inspected three
weeks ago and pronounced safe. '
The Blue Canyon mine is the prop-i;
erty of the Blue Canyon Coal Mining
Company, composed of M. E Downey.
AP E. Houser and several, other Mon
tana capitalists: It was opened in; -1890 .
by J. F. Wardner, who sold tjtdthe'
present owners.! -The' coal s -Ofhigh
quality,: and , is , now being ns,ed on
United State9 warships. -The company
has spent jnuch money in opening'-the:
mine;; and had just got it int'ang';
condition. -. '..... M - s-;-J.
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A Seattle Paper's Aeewt.,.c
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer,cbrrs-;
pondent returned at .2 A. M. from the
scene of the terrible 'disaster .,, at, jfch
Blue Canyon mine", fifteen jnjles from
this city,- on Lake Whatcom-,-- and is , in
possession of ; all the particulars now
obtainable. , ' In' " the-. bWcksmith.Mshpp','
near the entrance tpl'tbej main , tunnel,.
lie' tne DiacKenea jqoajes oi iweniy
three dead toiiiers, wile only r two of
all. who' were in. the mie (when 'theetf-1
plosion ioGCurre'd. Mved.t6 the story
of- tthe Irightfril catastahe.J And1 heir-
own miraculous escape, xne ioiiowang
are the names of the killed.;.','-- '"
Mine Superintendent Da-vid Y-Jones
leaves a. wif.e;. Andrew Anders;'
leaves a wife' aM;6ne child; James Mc.
Andrfews.-leaves a wife; James Kirkley,
leaves a wife; Kirk Clinske,. leayes'a
wife and four children. ; -,, i.V.i'T:
All 'the-"others ..were ; single men.
Their names are as f olos; -i :- rrf"5 -TV
Charles' - Silverman,-'. C. Ramsberg,
William Lyater,. Samuel Olsen, - James
McNulty-j J. A.. Morgan, Margin M. ,
Blum, E..T. -Chase,. Charles . Car lson;
H. Ravett, whose home is in '.Fairha
ven; Philip Binkile,-William -Evans,'
Alexaiider Hendriokson, Ben. Morgan,-
George Roberts, Thomas Conlin, Lucas
Lotaka. .'I,'.' ,''
... The two men who: escaped, are,-Ed'-
ward Gellon of Fairhaven, who was
working, at the outer switch in,, the
mine - with George Roberts, and James
Kerns. The latter ' was working .. with
Ben Morgan in rooom 16, oil the gang
way, the outermost of all the works, in
which work was going on. t .
The explosion occurred' before J 8
o'olock, when the shift would have
been 'just changed, and the inihers were
already climbing the steep hill.froin
the bunkhouse to take the places of the
men killed. The disaster was undoubt
edly caused by the accumulation of
firedamp, " which was exploded by ' a
blast in the breast of., the gangway.
The faces of the men who were work
ing in the breast iare badly burned,
but a majority of those who were work
ing in the rooms off the gangway were
only slightly disfigured by the fire, and
many of them not at all. : :
v Physicians and miners say that the
men working in the breast must have
been killed by the shock of the explo
sion, while . the others- succumbed . to
the afterdamp,' as they; slid down the
rooms to the gangway, then filled with
deadly gas. This gangway is" reached
by ft tunnel 780 feet long and, the dis
tance' from the intersection of the gang
way to the breast, where the explosion
took place, is about 1,000 feet. The
main airshaf t ' reached the gangway
about 100 feet from the tunnel, and air
is supplied by water-power and which
was not effected by the explosion.
Kearns, the only miner who escaped
from any of the rooms, says that he
vf&a not stunned or even thrown down
by the shock, though Morgan, who was
working with him, was killed.
Kearns' light was not extinguished,
and he saw no fire. , - He slid down the
chute to the gangway, losing his light
in someway, and managed to make his
way in the darkness in some miracu
lous manner along the . poisonous pass
age, over dead bodies and piles of coal,
loosened by the explosion, to the open
airJ ' ,. A . ...
Before he reached1 the entrance, the
work of rescue had already commenced.
Out m the tunnel he met a party of
brave miners groping their way in
ward as fast as the escape of the pois
onous gases permitted. This party and
others following pushed their way into
the mine and carried out, one by one,
the bodies of the dead miners, as 'they
came among them, scattered all along
the gangway. The first bodies found
was that of the mule-driver, lying be
side the dead animal;'. 950 feet away
froiii the mine entrance.'' From there
to the fall Of the gangway, a distance
of about 800 feet, bodies were scattered
along as they fell from the Chutes lead
ing to the; rooms. : Little evidence pf
struggling, and ill most instances death
apparently came quickly, v - : - - '
Mc Andrews body .was found buried
under a', slide of coal and McNulty was
upon his hands and knees about twenty
yards from where, he bad been work
ing, and"; had his handkerchiefs ;tied
over his Hose and mouth.,., iWhen the
correspondent"' left,th'a'. mine, just be
fore midnight, the- work, of washing
the faces and hands "of - the-.1 dead men
had commenced rlAll that is now. pos-'
sible is being done to , alleviate the dis
tress' of "the-- families' of jthe deceased.
The! president -of the- company, M. E.
Downs, '' how in .New-York, has been
notified by wire. ,
Coffins have been ordered, and after
the inquest tomorrow the bodies will
brought to' the city. ,'. -' - -
Published Abstract-' 8ald to Be Abso-
''.'I;:"- .. lutely Correct.;;'.':'.,'
'..-Chicago April ,u. The Tribune has
the-,foUowings itront Washington: "One ;
of the justices rof.-.thei supreme eoUrt
praptilly adiliitted,' after- a consulta
tion Saturday; that jfchie, "abstract!, of ,fthe
decision ih:theV income-tax case: printed
in;the:Tribune wasabplutely, correct,
and tallied' withv;'ie-,printed:.,:copie8.
He alleged, however,' that the.-articles
was shriply'the :wori? of- a ; clever1-, ob-;
jervef, ;.,yho ,nad suocessiuiiy put; two
and two togetheraanft'. atftved .at a re-'
suit TOacticaHycoSmsofci, Whether the
judges Hd 'dbheMy,h)ngip change the
deo' the1"'me'eung- :' Saturday he
'witoldVnot. sayt"
to aamit tnat tne publication-c)i.tnevde-.
bisiohrf'-had vfte&0m known-' ,t te : 4he
: ,'.-.
''' A.eeeial'toa.-daily.paper in .New
fori rayli''f'xiiiary'rxr
ehcr'p'Hh' jugticje'stjf the-' United
coUgierthe' imebme tax'apqe);4,'t!hief'
Justice Tuller's rough drafts further
digcussedn and thft; decision' sa feportjBd"
to have . been re-opened f or 'argument on.
t5ertaui- featur,es,,, This .has givenrv mse
'.to: "vhpWsioij -that.the ide'adlock : onJ
the main,noing..4n .'.fKe .Btaute" may be
; brben',p, thfe-fiiefeision withheld for ad' i
-.r. 't ,1,-1, . ,'i .
; Stipposea- whereabouts of Brady. -
here belieye ats-jaeki Brady -and- hi
companion th0',two- ccbmpli6es in the
traii Mold-up i hear.: Marysville- 4 - 'yseek
ago,' are somewn6re;tiprtn of Keno, m
the vicinity of Honey ;lake,-valley -and
are-, making yevery - efforf'to capture
them. ' ' r' - " : ' ; .; : -."
Indians Rising In the Kootenai Valley.
; f Nelson, &..fcj.i; April 10.-They' In
dians are rising' in' the Kootenai valley,
on the Reclamation Company's works.
The company has telegraphed the gov
ernment for ''assistance. The Indians'
are saidi-tb -come "from ,the American
side of the boundary. - ; ; . v '(
,' ' '' The Chttral JKxpedltion. ' '
Calcutta, April-' 11.- It is reported
thai? Freebooter Umra Khan has with
drawn his troops from Chitral. This,
if true,' will relieve the British garrison
in the Chitral forts. The natives north
of Sw'att river were again defeated in a
fight with the British last evening.
Venezuela Will, if Necessary,
Resort to Force.
The People Ready to See Their Homes
' and Their Cities Desolated and
laid in Ashes.
' Washington, April 7. It is stated
by persons in a position to speak with
authority that as soon as Venezuela is
convinced that Qreat Britain has final
ly decided not to'arbitrate or settle the
boundary dispute, as suggested by the!
United States through Ambassador Bay
ard, the Southern republic will regret
fully but resolutely resort to what she
regards as her only course--a resort to
force. It is declared that her people
are ready to see their homes and their
cities desolated and laid in ashes rather
than submit to what they regard as
national dishonor. It is said that the
contention with Great Britain is not so
much one of territory as. one ' of senti
ment. So firmly impressed have the
people become with this, that the: opin
ion is expressed that they would rather
see the country go out of existence than
pass into practical control of foreign
hands. A strong feeling exists in the
Venezuelan government that the United
States will not stand idly by if a resort
to force" is made. " "
It is understood that the position of
Great Britain in declining the sugges
tion of the United States for the set
tlement of the trouble is substantially
as follows: .; . '
First Great Britain takes the posi
tion that the question of arbitration
was once before proposed by Venezuela.
At that time the foreign office ; gave
the subject careful attention , and sub
mitted a reply embodying a proposition
to arbitrate certain definite subjects,',of
controversy. To this proposition Vene
zuela has never made a reply, either ac
cepting or rejecting the proposed basis
of arbitration. Under the circum
stances it is not desirable to proceed to
a second proposal of arbitration while
the first remains unanswered. 1. "
Second In any event, there ar'e cer
tain portions of that territory to. which
Venezuela lays claims, which under no
circumstances will be made the subject1
of arbitration, as they are recognized
portions of the British domain, and are
not therefore subjects on which the aid
of arbitration could be invoked. . .
Third-rThe subject matter is one be
tween Great Britain .and Venezuela, so
that the good offie'es. of the. United
States are not regarded as essential to a
settlement, for it is not understood that
the United States has assumed '"a: pro-'
tectprate over Venezuela or her interest
more than that of a friendly governent.'
Youngest Daughter of Pullman' Vice
' ' President Now on. the Stage; j.; .,
'Memphis, April 10. -Miss Florence
Lillian Wickes,'. youngest daughter" of :
the vioe-president'of the Rullpian Palace
Car ' 'Company,- o Chioago made her.
debut on the professional) Stage,. ,Jast
evening at the Lyceum., theater, ap
pearing "in- the1 '-'Sign-, of "'the jpism"
with .the. company of Wilson-rBairett.
Mr. Barrett said this afternoon: ; -,,.
I , oan see nothing 'in ' connection
with this move of Miss 'whites'' which!
should particularly interest; ttfes public,'
it came aDOut soieiy tnrpiign me instru
mentality of the late, theatrical. ;inap? ,
J-,'-- T-i'l.'i-tlT1;-. "VT ' - - " 'J
ager, j omi w . x orion, who, ; was my
friend, and who was killed in a railroad
wreck, some weeks, aga He had re-'
quested me to' give bertaih bro'teged of'
his $rials, ,arii Misfe Wibkes' VasJahipngj
tfae; number. ; ; " I had ppcsⅈ jhereupOh'J
tp judge of . her talent, and tovfcei to'
possess .unmistakable ability asean4 agtV,'
ress. ,and I am, srlaia .to' haveiihervwith
my company, , She talent aiidJ
I have no -doubt as, to Jiej'. futilrebril
liant'succ'ess as' an Octrees;
of course, -she1-plays ;-oly; theE:.'jtipipr
pirtk ' &' ' 'If ; '.'4 :
5f tK ti
. a -A&Y'cf ctt,I'ti J4
v-San-Franoisco, ApT:Th9'
States steamship Patterson ilsaow beiSog
fitted 'Put here -for a trip to JflasWa wih
,a party of surveyors, who yilT'wfcflf f6n
The, harbors about Sitka wlj.," a1,. Be
sounded, ahd'a; map'ihade' p;the,w find
ings. The party wiftbe, engaged,. np
north .for three years. A bigupply-if
coal taken im. 'at Puget'? sound,'
'and a steam launchwill be' tewed along
in order to work m shallow inlets' sue
cessfully. " The first" survey'ihg'viir' be'j
done, in Portland inlet This, as, where.
the bo'undary line' begjns, and much dis
pute" has arisen of late over this point
between the Uhited States'; and'. - British
Americai - Both countries' limits -seem
to overlap each other, and itfwill b the
duty ; of Captain Morse to 'solye'. this
problem1 for :tbe government.;
.' The Washington' county' grand jury
finds' the county jail "enirely unfit -and
inadequate for the needs of this county.
We deem it entirely unsafe for- the
keeping of criminals 'or prisoners of any
kind, and so constructed as to be a
veritable niahrap'in case of fire. '
The Editor of the Post-Intelligencer Is
, Stricken by Appoplexy.
Seattle, April 8. George H. Heil-
bron, part owner and editor of the Post
Intelligencer and manager of the Guar
antee jjoan and Trust Company, was
found dead in the bathroom of his resi
dence at 9 o'clock' this morning. , Mr,
Heilbron arose about 8 o'clock, in or
der to attend a meeting of the directors
of the Guarantee Company, which was
to be held in the morning. He took the
morning paper and entered the bath
rootn as was his custom. After pre
paring breakfast and waiting some little
time for Mr. Heilbron to appear,- the
servant knocked at the door, and ob
taining no response, entered the bath
room. She found Mr. Heilbron dead.
A physician' was "summoned," who said
that death was due to apoplexy. 1 This
was confirmd ' by the autopsy subse
quently 'field. l "
Mr. Heilbron was a native of Boston
and 85 years of age. He was a gradu
ate of Harvard, and practiced law for a
while in Boston. He came to Seattle
early in 1887, and, after practicing law
for three months, he," with L. S. J.
Hunt and others,: organized the Guar
antee Loan and Trust Company, of
which he was secretary and then man
ager. Tne latter position he held at
the time of his death. , He was an ar
dent Republican, and was recognized
as one of the leaders of that party in
this state.. He was married in Janu
ary, 1886, to Miss Adelaide E. Piper,
of Boston. -' His family consists of. two
children, a boy: and a girl.' .
It is reported that Mr. Heilbron had
$147,000 insurance on his life. He had
four policies, aggregating $100,000, in
the Mutual Life of New York, $40,000
in the Equitable Life and $7,000 in
secret societies chiefly in the Royal
Arcanum. .His estate is supposed to be
worth from $5.0,000 to $60,000, and his
business affairs were in good shape.
'' son Against father.'
Nature of the Charges Made by Rudolph
-.: Spreckles.
San Francisco, April 8. Rudolph
Spreckels, the youngest son of Claus
Spreckles, has sprung the latest sensa
tion in the family, altercation. . In the
course -of the trial of his injunction suit
against the Nevada : bank, Rudolph
Spreckles' attorney 'handed in . an affi
davit full of ugly charges against ' his
father. Rudolph has 'signed the : docu
ment" and "duly acknowledged it before
an attorney. ' Its purport is to charge
Glaus Spreckles with endeavoring to in
jure the credit of his two younger sons
to prevent them- from paying the in
debtedness of C. A.- Spreckles to' .his
father,-' In the event of the obligation
not 'being met, certain securities in the
Nevada bank, '.turned over to guaran
tee; payment,-Would- become the , prop
erty .ot . (Jiausi , ,!? prec Jties., , , JKudolpn in
his affidavit 4enies the:charges;niadeby
the bank that he aided or abetted the
Hawaiian revolutions He also charged
that the Nevada' bank is not a bona
fide purchaser 'Of the stock, but is trv-
.lngltp '.assist ' Claus Spreckles . in , the
performance of .a threat' publioly made
that he would yet ruin and,'" destroy Ru
dolph ana break with; liim. , .The affi
davit also alleges that Claus' Spreckles
is trying hard- to injure the credit , of
Rudolph and prevent;- the 'paynjeht of
the debt'Htf 'O.' A. Spreckles when it
falls due. ' ''The Sase will go onv-tQmor-'
TOWiV'i fr't.c. i- s,fj-'.v : ',
r Big Birike 'in , aii 'Tdatio-' IIne Unex-
i ,, , .'. pecteaiy. -i( -.
;Boise,,,' Idahe,-,-April 9.(r-News has
been recieved here of a remarkably rich
strike made, in. . the . Alta mine:,, at De
Lamai?. An. air1 shaft is being ;. sunk.
Some tiiev'ag'(J it' struck 'in toi-xnineralr
ize'd : matter," .apparently "' a. flat vein,
.similar;.-:, .;hat "respect, to the other
yeins in tnat locality.. ' . - -,
fi -Durmg.-the.past few .days it becanie.
apparent ;that the pre was valuable,"'-
and; i t has beett' sampled.- The result of
!asteriishing,;,Verage value of the
$&ffl$-JS-J&9i& to be $27
avetae'es ft70!..oer '.ien'm lorolA. ' BeloW
f penptraM two and
baBUM'. feetSof :,ore that has not yet
Sn-edv':brit which, shows' le
yery ricfi.. . ,xne - mine aajoins tne
De! Lamar mine. It was recehtlv bond-
sCj, tb ,Putch.parties, : who; . have trans-
ferred-vthe .bond Jo Chicago capitalists.
,v;Tbei price , at Jsyhiph the. Chipago peo
ple TOute me properly .18; unaersTOoa' to
be $100,'O00, and theyihave paid $5,000
to dim tne contract.
,Th Southern pacific Kmployes.
Pan FranoisCOt April 10. Superin-
itendent J. ;A. Filmore, who has just re-
TiurnBu iroiii a. louriui nisptjcuun over
ifche"'Po'rtiahd' and Oregon lines, declares
that there is absolutely no truth in the
story, -that a strike is imminent. The
engineers; he says,! patched up all their
differences with the company by agree
ing tp th5 schedule, of wages :now in
effect. , As- for the ,. trainmen, whose
organmtion includes conductors, brake
men' and switchmen,' they have agreed
with the' company -to work under the
terms of the readjustment ; enacted at
the, beginning of the year until June
1, on which date the company will con
sider any complaints .against any fea
ture 'of their wage schedule. '
Interesting Because of Su
v preme Court's Decision.
They Show the. Farms and Homes
Owned and Rented by the Peo
ple of the Country.
Washington, April 11. The compil
ation of farms, . homes and mortgages
statistics, made by the last census, is
interesting in view of the decision of
the supreme'-'court. ' The statistics do
not, however, give details concerning
rents paid. ' A summary of the statis
tics shows there are 12,690,197 families
in the United States, and of these fam
ilies 52 per cent hire their farms or
homes, and 48 per cent own them,
while 28 per cent of the owning fam
ilies own subject to incumbrance, and .
72 per cent own free of incumbrance.
Among 100 families, on the average,
52. 'hire their farms or homes, 18 own
with incumbrance, and 85 without in
cumbrance. On the owned farms and ,
homes there are liens amounting to $2,
132,949,568, which is 87 per cent of the
value of the incumbered farms and
homes , and this debt bears interest at
the : average rate of 6.65 per cent.
Each owned incumbered farm or home
on the average is worth $3,352, and is
subject to a debt of $1,257.
In regard to the families occupying,,
farms, the conclusion is that 84 per cent
of. the families hire, and 66 percent
own; the farms cultivated by them; that
28 per cent of owning families own sub-,
ject to incumbrance, and , 72 . per cent
own free of incumbrance. Among ,
1,100 farm families,' on the, average,
84 hire farms,-19 own their farms, with
incumbrance," and 47 without incum
brance. On the owned farms there are
liens amounting to $1,085,995,960,
which is 35 per cent of the value of the
incumbered farms, and this debt bears
interest at the average of 7.07 percent. .
Each owned and incumbered farm on .
the average is worth $3,444, ' and is
subject to a debt of $1,224. -
Collapse of Two Business Structures
Wheeling. ' ' ';
Wheeling, W. Va., April 11. At
8:20 o'olock this morning the south
wall of the four story brick building of
Hutchinson & Co. , on the 'corner of .
Main street and the alley south of
Twelfth street, collapsed without warn
ing. Next door north was' Chapman & -
Son's place. , They were just finishing .
a five-story brick block and they had
already stored in it about $14,000 worth
of paints, glass, etc., and were doing ,
business there. Hutchinson- & Co.
dealt , in . hardware, saddlery, etc. , and ,
that building was packed 'full of goods.
The wall on the alley first .fell out, pull
ing with it the partition wall between
Hutchinson's and . Chapman's. The
crash of the falling buildings was ter
rificj and soon drew thousands to the
scene;" The horror of the-'accidnet was
increased by a fire" which, broke out,
and as there was large quantities of oil
and -turpentine and like "material in
Chapman's , the situation was hard to
meet. "".-'-. .'.-;&"
Four "employes were caught in the
Hutchinson building. ;They were
Robert Winchester, Eugene Birch, P.
J. Horan and M. J. Ford. The first .
three .have not been found, and are
doubtless dead. Ford , was rescued.
Charles: Haller and Adam Blum, the
junior partner, were penned against the
rear wall and -were released uninjured.
Mr. Hutchinson was in the second story
and was badly injured, but was rescued
alive and hopes are entertained that he
may recover. ,- .. . .
When the collapse .came Ford was
selling goods to Benjamin,'iPritchard, a
Wagon' manufacturer of Buchanan, W.
Va. 'Pritchard's body-was found lying
across Ford's legs. ' A' short time be
fore the ' accident Rev.' Father Parke.
vicar-general of the Cathpjic diocese of
Wheeling, was seen to .etiter the alloy,
and he was believed to be, killed. This
belief was sadly confirmed this evening,
when his body was recovered. He was
72 years old, a distinguished clergy
man,' chaplain of Mount' feechantal ac
ademy, and. had been twipe administra
tor of the. diocese. ,', V--'
' A . Western , Union -.passenger boy,
Harry Cowl, aged 14, is 'also thought
to, have been in the alley, but his body
has not been recovered.' No others axe
known to be lost. There was an early
report that a cab, its driver and four
occupants were buried; by the falling
walls, but this proyed tOhe untrue.
The falling brick and Jiimbers knocked
a hole in the three story brick building
across the alley, eocupded by G. M. Rice
& Co. , wholesale milljners, and smoke
and water ruined their.y'aluable stock.
The smoke also penetrated the adjoin
ing house occupied by Speyer Bros. ,
wholesale milliners, and their loss will
be heavy. Several other establishments
in the neighborhood were damaged to a
small extent. The fire was not extin
guished until 9 o'clock' in the evening.
The total loss will amount to over
$200,000.; , . ;