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A I RIGHTFUL WRECK
Fatal Rear-End Collision on
a Canadian Railroad.
ENGINEER IGNORED THE SIGNAL
Thirteen Passengers, Who Were Pil
grims to the Shrine of St, Anne
de Beaupre, Were Killed.
Quebec, July 11. Avery large pil
grimage from Sherbrooke, Windsor
Mills and Riohmond left last nght at
10 o'olook for the shrine of St. Anne
de Beaupre. There were two seotions
of the train, one running a few min
utes behind the other. The first seo
tion was standing at Craig's Roard sta
, tion, at 8 A. M. taking water, - when
the second section passing the sema
phore, dashed into the rear of a Pull
man ooaoh of the first section, smash
ing it to kindling wood, and killing,
it is said, everybody in the oar, except
the Pullman conductor, who jumped.
Engineer MoLeod and Fireman Per
kins, of the seoond division, were both
killed outright. The Pullman ooach
was telescoped into the first-class cars
of the first section, killing a number of
passengers. Among the killed are
three priests. The number of killed is
now placed at thirteen, injured thirty
four. The work of resoue was begun soon
after the blinding clouds of steam sub
sided. The trainmen rallied the men
together, and the dead and injured
' were taken from the ruins of the en
gine, Pullman and first class ooaob.es
and cared for temporarily.
The women of the party ministered
as best they oould to the wants of the
maimed passengers. They tore off their
nnderolothing and made bandages for
wounds, and, in the absence of sur
geons, staunched the flow of blood and
properly oleansed the hurts. A special
train was soon sent to the soene and
conveyed all wounded passengers to
Levis, where they were plaoed in hos
pitals. ' '
The arrival of the train beggars de
scription. The sight of the unfortu
nate viotims as they were oarried from
the oars was one never to be forgotten.
The poor victims were oovered with
blood and their clothing was torn to
The second person taken from thel
train was Rev. Mr. Dignan, curate of
St. George's, Windsor, who died as he
was oarried from the oar. The soene
in the hospital after the arrival of the
wounded was a sad one. The unfortu
nate pilgrims occupied beds in the dif
ferent wards of the hospital, and were
attended by physicians, nuns and ladies
of Levis. The cries of some of the
wounded were fearful.
Coroner Bellew, of Quebeo, crossed
to Levis, to hold an inquest this after
noon, when the bodies of all the killed
arrived. It is hard to say where rests
the blame for the accident. It has
. been suggested that Engineer MoLeod
might have dozed and thus missed see
ing the semaphore. A strict investiga
tions will be held at once to determine
where the responsibility rests.
The wreok was a frightful one. The
engine of the colliding train seemed to
rush upon the other train, and then
turned completely over, pinning Engi
neer MoLeod underneath. The rest of
the seoond train was derailed and badly
smashed up. Instantly after the craBh,
the air was filled with the shrieks and
groans of the injured and imprisoned
passengers. The few train- hands and
.station employes on the spot set to
work manfully to extricate the passen
gers as quickly as possible.
Thirteen dead were taken from the
wreok. T. J. Quinlan, the Grand
Trunk passenger agent, who was' on
. the first train, is not seriously wound
ed. In conversation with a reporter he
said he could not see how he escaped
death, as the Pullman car he was in
was, shivered into splinters.
Called Him a Liar.
Rome. July 6. In the Italian depu
ties, Signor Galli, under-secretary of
state, called Signor Marezescaicnia a
liar. As a result there will be a saber
DRIVEN TO THE DEED.
Strange Story of the Bobber Killed by
a Chicago Policeman.
Chicago, July 11. The body of the
man shot and killed by a policeman in
front of the Auditorium last night has
been identified as that of Charles Gor
man, who lived at the Hotel Somerset,
One Hundred and Twentieth street and
Wabash avenue. From the laundry
mark on his shirt, he was, supposed to
be C. E. Cole, but the linen was bor
rowed before the shooting ocourred.
Monday afternoon Gorman received a
telegram from his wife in ' St. Pual,
saying that his baby daughter had died
the night before and urging him to
come to her. He made every effort to
secure the money to take him there
and after repeated failures, in a mo
ment of desperation, he attempted to
rob saloon-keeper MoGloin, that he
might have funds to go to his wife.
O. E. Cole, who identified his body, is
in charge of the dining-room of the
Union League Club. He roomed at
the hotel with Gorman.
Last night about 6 o'clock Gorman
left Cole and showed him a telegram
from his wife, telling him of the death
of his child. He tried to sell a large
revolver to Cole, but the latter did not
have the amount necessary. Then the
two men tried to pawn the weapon, but
could get no more than $6 for it. Gor
man then tried to trade it at the rail
road office for a ticket to St. Paul.
Being unsuccessful, the two men went
back to the hotel. Gorman was very
uneasy, and about 7 P. M. said he
must renew his efforts to get money.
He started down town and was not
seen again by Cole. In Gorman's
trunk were found letters of recom
mendation from various barrooms
where he had been employed, all
speaking of him as a man of integrity.
Among the dead man's letters was
one dated August 7, 1891, signed, by
Harry W. Stiles, Portland, Or. , reoom
mending him as a good bartender.
THE NAVAL DOCKS.
Improvements Being Made at the Mare
' . Island Station.
Washington, July 11. Information
has been reoeived at the navy depart
ment of the progress of the work of
enlarging the stone dry dock at Mare
island. At present the Hartford is in
the dock and is being thoroughly over
hauled. The last congress appropri
ated $20,000 for enlarging the dock.
The work now under way is that of
scooping out the sides of the dock at
the bottom to make it large enough to
admit the battleship Iowa, the largest
now building. It is probable that
when the Philadelphia is docked, work
will be pushed on enlarging the en
trance to the dock and in building a
new caisson, urns will necessitate a
ooffer dam in front of the dock and the
entrance will be blocked for about a
Commodore Matthews, chief of the
bureau of yards and docks, says a large
dock is needed at Mare island which
will a6oommodate the largest battle
ships now in the navy, and any , that
may be constructed. It should be 700
feet long, 100 feet wide and at least
thirty feet over the sill, and broad
enough at the bottom to afford oppor
tunity for workmen to get to every
portion of the battleships whose
breadth of beam extends too near the
bottom of the ship. It is pointed out
that the present dock, even if enlarg
ed, oannot accommodate our vessels.
The Hartford, now being overhauled,
makes it neoessary to keep the Phila
delphia waiting. Before the Phladel
phia is in the dock it is probable that
the Baltimore will be waiting, as she
is to return from the Asiatio Btation
soon. Of oourse the Pnget sound dock
will be oompleted in the. fall and that
will aooommodate the largest of battle
ships, but naval officers say that in
addition to this dock, there should be
another large one near San Franoisoo.
Damages for Slander.
Greeley, Colo., July 11. Mrs. M.
E. Lanagan, the teacher in the Little
Thompson sohool distriot, reoently sued
Mrs. Anna Whorrell for $2,000 dam
ages, charging slander and alleging
that Mrs. Whorrell had charged the
sohool teaoher with intimaoy with a
prominent ranoher, at whose home she
lived. After being out five hours, the
jury awarded Mrs. Lanagan a verdict
for $360 and costs. The defense made
motion for a new trial.
Business In California.
San Francisco, July 11. Nearly
fifty citizens from towns in California,
in response to inquiries, made by the
Chronicle, have reported in detail the
oondition of their business, and espe
cially the development of their leading
industries. The net result of these
questions and answers is that there is
good, solid ground for satisfaction in
all sections. .
California's Last Projected Road.
Healdsburg, Cal., July 9. A meet
ing of the board of trade of this city
will be held early next week, at whioh
time a committee representing the So
lano, Mendocino & Humbolt railroad
will appear before that organization
and ask that the city donate a depot
site and grounds for shops and other
buldings. The company will also ex
pect Healdsburg to secure a right of
way through the Dry Creek valley to
the Mendocino county line. : '
CAUGHT IN A DEFILE
Cuban Insurgents Beaten at
. Their Own Game.
SPANISH MAJOR'S CLEVER WORK
Hundreds of the Rebels Were Slain in
a Narrow Passageway by the
Havana, July 10. A severe engage
ment has taken place between Spanish
troops under command of Colonel Azur
and a large force of insurgents. Two
hundred and eighty of the latter were
killed. It appears that Major Sanchez
received information that a force of
1,500 insurgents under the command
of Rabi had occupied strong positions
near Manzanillo, province of Santiago
de Cuba. The major sent a messenger
to his superior officer, Colonel Azur,
proposing to him that they should join
their forces and make an attack upon
the insurgent position from a point
which compelled the troops to approach
the insurgents through a . narrow
Major Sanchez, recognizing the diffi
culty of the movement which he was
apparently directed by his colonel to
take, sent forward two advance pickets
of twelve and thirty men, respectively,
under the command of the sergeants,
with instructions to push forward to
the right and left of - the passage, far
removed from them, and be careful to
take advantage of this position. . They
oould thus protect the main body under
Sanchez. The sergeants cleverly fol
lowed out the instructions. Major
Sanchez then advanced carefully upon
the insurgent s position, protecting his
men by every inequality of the ground.
But, as he expected, the troops were no
sooner inside the defile than the insur
gents attacked them with force. The
first charge of the insurgents was made
with enthusiasm, and their machetes
played havoc among the troops, who
were hemmed in and unable to deploy
on account of the narrow road they
had to follow.
But it was here that the two advance
pickets, under the two sergeants, came
to the rescue. From their elevated
position they kept up a continuous fire
upon the insurgents within range,
and, eventually, assisted by a charge
of the Spanish troops, compelled them
to retreat outside of the defile. The
Spaniards rushed forward after them,
and, once in the open, they charged the
insurgents with great courage and
compelled them to retreat hastily. The
insurgents then sought refuge in the
strong position they had previously left
in order to attack the troops, but the
soldiers carried the position and put
the enemy to flight. The troops .lost
fifty men killed and wounded.
It was at first reported that the in
surgents were commanded by Maoeo,
but it was later learned they were
under Rabi alone, and that Maceo took
no part in the engagement.
Several Small Skirmishes.
Havana, July 10. General Salcedo
and Bazan, while out scouring the
fields near Yatras, had a skirmish with
the insurgents, who left ten dead upon
the field. On the side of the troops
two were killed and six wounded.
General Navarra had an engagement
with several bands of insurgents at
Botji, Santiago de Cuba. The insur
gents lost two killed and left r two
wounded behind. In addition the
Spanish troops captured two prisoners.
Captain-General Martinez de Campos
has issued a proclamation saying all
insurgents captured with arms will be
summarily tried by oourt-martial and
shot. Those who conspire against the
nation will be sent to the penal settle
ments, and those who surrender will
During the present month reinforce
ments of 16,000 men will leave Spain
for Cuba, and during October and the
early part of November additional re
inforcements to the number of 60,000
will be sent from Spain to Cuba.
Made to Fight Indians as Punishment.
Nogales, July 9. General Fenochio,
commander of the Mexican gendarm
eris, federal border guards, has received
information that in the vioinity of
Frontreras, the scene of the recent rob
bery and summary exeoution of band
its, the Mexican government has ar
rested forty residents .and sentenced
them to service in the army campaign
ing aginst the Indians in Yuoatan, as
a penalty for compilcity in numerous
petty robberies and cattle thefts which
have taken place in that part of Sonora.
A Montana Merchant Robbed.
Missoula, Mont., July 9. When A.
P. Johnson, a merchant at Superior,
arrived at his store this morning, he
found his safe had been blown open
and its contents taken. The burglars
secured about $1,800 in gold dust and
money. A large number of placer
miners had come into town the Fourth
and sold their gold dust As a conse
quence, Mr. Johnson, had a larger
amount than usual in his safe. The
safe was an old-fashioned one. It was
opened with a key. None of the goods
in the store were taken.
EX-SECRETARY FOSTER TALKS
Believes There Will Be Permanent
Peace Between Japan and China.
Washington, July 10. John W.
Foster arrived in Washington today
from China, where he has taken a con
spicuous part in the diplomatic
branches of the China-Japanese con
flict. In answer to an inquiry, Mr.
Foster made a statement in which he
said there was good reason to expect ,
permanent peace between Japan and
China as the result of the treaty of
peace. The terms demanded by Japan
may, he said, under the circumstances,
be regarded as reasonable, especially in
view of the retrocession of Liao Tung.
The treaty has been observed and car
ried out by China with scrupulous good
faith. Her conduct in this respect has
created a good impression in Japan.
The loan just concluded through Rus
sian influence will enable China to pay
the first installments of the claim.
The two installments cover half of the
indemnity, and the balance in . six
years will be an easy burden for the
Chinese government, if any skill is
shown in the management of imperial
revenues. . The country has great re
sources, and has never failed in its oh
ligations. Hence the peace concluded
is not likely to be broken on account
of the shortcomings of China. If a
rupture occurs it is more likely to be
brought about by the intermeddling of
Europe. The intervention of Russia
on aooount of the . terms , of peaoe was
not unexpected, and it not unnatural,
in view of her predominating interest
in the Occident
British residents in China and Ja
pan are very bitter in criticising their
government for its abstention in the
matter., They allege that its' failure
to join with the other powers in rear
ranging the terms has lost for their
country its prestige, and has left Rus
sia a free hand in its influence and
control at Peking. Of all the coun
tries diplomatically concerned in the
contest the United States has come out
of it with better grace than any other.
From the first hour it has been recog
nized by both belligerents as purely
disinterested, its only desire being to
render such service as would bring
about an honorable and lasting peace.
The conduct of the state department
in its very delioate relation with both
combatants has been marked by good
judgment and few mistakes, and the
good offices of our ministers and con
suls in China and Japan, where they
represented the interests of both gov
ernments, have been very useful and
are highly appreciated.
Being asked why he deolined the in
vitation to remain in' China, as the
adviser of the government, Mr. Foster
said he had spent the greater portion of
the past twenty-five years in foreign
lands, and, while his residence abroad
had been a pleasant one, he found no
country equal to his native land, and
he desired to spend the remainder of
his life in his native country. He con
fessed that if the invitation had come
five or ten years ago, he would prob
ably not have declined it.
Tears Changed to Smiles.
Butte, Mont, July 10. Pretty Sadie
Lennon, who bears the title and rank
of captain of the Butte ' Salvation
Army, had an unusual experience last
night while selling War Cries in the
lower part of the city. In a. barber
shop on East Park street, she met C.
W. Spencer, a noted ex-gambler.
When she offered him a War Cry he
proposed that if she could pick the
king of diamonds from three oards he
laid on the table he would buy half a
dozen papers and if she failed she
should give him a paper.
The captain had never run against a
three-card man before, and readily fell
into the scheme,, but the elusive king
could not be found, although Spencer
turned the corners up and marked the
baok of the card for her. The oards
shifted so rapidly, however, that the
captain became bewildered . and when
she had lost all her papers, over 200,
she began to ory and Spencer bought
what he had won, and sent the captain
away smiling. '
Knglish Parliament Prorogued.
London, July 10. The Marquis of
Salisbury, Baron Halsbury, lord high
chancellor, and Marquis of Lansdowne,
secretary of state for war, attended a
meeting of the privy counoil at Wind
sor castle this morning, at whioh the
queen signed a proclamation dissolv
ing parliament, and an order to issufe
writs for general eleotions.
The lists were issued this evening.
They show there are 118 seats without
liberal candidates and twenty without
union candidates. The bulk of. the
provincial eleotions will take place on
Saturday next and the elections in
It is learned that it is untrue that
Lord Roberts had declined the position
of commander-in-chief of the army. '
arrison Not Opposed to Ladies Cycling
Indianapolis, July 11. General Ben
jamin Harrison denounces as spurious
an alleged interview published in New
York in effect that he opposed the use
of bicycles by women. "My views,"
said tie ex -president, "are not in ao
cord with those expressed in that article."
FRANCE AND BRAZIL
Boundary Dispute May In
volve the United States.
MONROE DOCTRINE MAY APPLY
Subject Analgous to the British-Vene
zuela Trouble in Whioh This
Country Took a Hand.
Washington, July 9. The strained
relations of France and Brazil over the
French Guiana boundary appears to be
oome more complicated daily. The
subject is analogous to the British-Yen
ezuela trouble, in which the United
States has taken a hand. In the opin
ion of officials here the French contest
with Brazil is rapidly assuming an ag
gravated aspect, whioh may again call
for the attention of the United States,
as the Monroe doctrine applies to one
no less than the other. ' An armed con
flict has occurred in the disputed terri
tory between French soldiers and Bra
zilian. The French government has
demanded redress and the ' Brazilians
have published a resolution couched in
sharp language, calling for an explana
tion from France. . A cable report
from Brazil states that the government
regards the attitude as a menacing
one on the part of France. The armed
conflict has merely brought to . a crisis
the long contest over the French-Guiana
Both countries claim a large tract of
territory extending north from the
Amazon river, and equal in extent to
what is usually designated on the map
as French Guiana. Each country re
gards the occupation of this disputed
territory as unwarranted. The fault of
the recent conflict cannot be placed.
French Guiana is wanted by France as
a conviot colony for the deportation of
the worst classes from the Frenoh pris
ons. As a result the population is a
mixture of French, Arabs and Greeks,
and the riff-raff of Paris, and' they are
a lawless class. A few years ago one
of the adventurers named Gros at
tempted to set up an independent country.-
He established a capital and call
ed his government "Independent Gui
Brazil was originally a Portuguese
colony, and Portugal insisted that it
extend to the French Guiana boundary
now shown on the maps. France
olaimed that her territory ran down to
the Amazon. In the treaty at Utrecht
the river Vincet-Pinzoon was fixed as
the boundary. Portugal then claimed
that this river was the northerly stream
now marking the boundary, while
France claimed that it was the stream
near the Amazon, so that the treaty
left the dispute as far open as ever.
Since the recent armed conflict, French
soldiers have crossed the boundary and
persistently established themselves in
the disputed territory, which they pro
pose to hold by f oroe. ,
THE STRIKING MINERS.
Federal Officials Have Taken a Hand In
the Trouble in West Virginia.
Charleston, W. Va., July 9. Gov
ernor MoCorkle stated tonight that he
would try and induce the operators in
the Elkhorn-and Bluefields region to
make an honest effort to resume work
tomorrow, and if they say they cannot
he will at once order troops out to pro
tect all men who want to work. The
governor says he is confident that the
troops will have to be ordered out to
morrow. However, . a telegram re
oeived at the state house from K. Law
less, the local labor leader in that sec
tion, states that he had ordered all the
strikers to cease carrying guns, as per
order of the governor, except two or
three who will act as his body guard,
as he says his life has been threatened
by some of the guards employed by the
oompanies. The governor says he was
glad to hear of the decision, for he
had warned him that turbulent demon
strations must cease, or troops would
be called out to suppresss them.
A telegram from the governor's pri
vate secretary, Captain J. B. White,
at Elkhorn, says a passenger train of
the North Fork of the Norfolk & West
ern was derailed last night by someone
throwing a switch, but that no one
was hurt The dispatch adds that the
men are all. quiet today. , , '
The governor said he had been ad
vised that United States Marshal Gar
don and eight deputes arrived at Elk
horn today, and took possession of the
railroad property. This was the first
word that Governor McCorkle had re
oeived that the federal authorities were
taking hand in suppressing the trouble.
' School for High. Wire Walkers.
Chicago, July 11. Probably the
queerest school on earth is about to be
established in Chicago. Clifford M.
Calverly is the projector.and he is here
to start a school for young people who
wish to become high wire-walkers.
Calverly has crossed the falls of Niag
ara several times, and it is there that
he propdses to graduate his pupils.
The first class of the new school al
ready has five members, and Calverly
says he wil start with twenty pupils
in a couple of weeks.
THE ORIENTAL TREATY.
Some Further Remarks by Mr. Foster
on His Work.
Washington, July 11. John Foster,
speaking today of the China-Japan
peace negotiations, said:
"The viceroy, Li Hung Chang," had
an idea, though I do not know that he
had any assurance of it, that the Rus
sian government would interfere to
prevent Japan from securing any terri
tory on the mainland, and the negotia
tions were made that much easier. But
the Japanese were not sure that in .
their negotiations with Li, the terms
would be rigidly lived up to. They ;
remembered that in 1878, England and
Jf'ranoe waged war on China, the war
terminating with the treaty of Tien.
Tsin. The two European nations
withdrew their forces, only to find that
the latter nation did not abide' by the
treaty, which was overthrown when it . '
reached Peking. There was nothing
for them to do but fight it all over .
again, and to take; Peking, where the
final treaty was signed.
Japan feared . there might be a
repetition of that procedure, but I am
glad to say that such will not be th
case. Feeling that any continuation
of the war would only work a further
hardship on the defeated country, and
that the terms of peace were as reason
able as could be expected, I was
strongly in favor of the adoption of
the treaty, and urged it on the Chi
nese envoys with the result that it was
ratified at Peking. There was consid- -
erable opposition to the treaty, and
many of the viceroys and generals
united in a protest against its adop
tion, but wiser judgment prevailed."
The Ne Perce Reserve. .
Lewiston, Idaho, July 10. The fol
lowing telegram-" has been received
from United States Senator Dubois,
relative to the opening of the Nez 1
Perce Indian reservation: "The sec
retary of the interior authorizes me to
say that in his judgment the proclama
tion of the president will be issued
within three weeks. The secretary
has given his decision on all points in
the controversy, and has sustained our
side on every proposition. It seems
now that the case has been closed in
favor of a speedy opening. Nothing,
save the most arbitrary action on the
part of the president can now delay it.
It does not seem even probable that he
will deliberately set aside the law and
facts. All has been done that can be
done. I am perfectly satisfied that
prompt action will be had. "
Salmon Again Plentiful. " '
Astoria, Or., July ll. Salmon have
again become plentiful, after almost
two weeks ol unusually light runs for
this time of. the year. Yesterday and
today the boats averaged about twelve
fish, while in isolated cases catches of
over half a ton were brought in as re
sults of one night's work. Several of
Kinney's men returned this morning
with over forty salmon each, but the
average weight was not so great as
had been was the case during the early
part of June. The present run is at
tributed to the weather, which has
been warmer during the last three
days than at any time for many years
past. Today the thermometer regis
tered 92 in the shade, and the hot
wave bids fair to continue for some
Ruth and Esther Have a Baby Sister.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., July 9. Just
before 5 o'clock this afternoon news
reached the village that a girl had
been born at Gray Gables. This report
was soon verified by Dr. Bryant, who
announced that the happy event occur
red at 4:30 P. M., and -that both the'
mother and child were doing as well
as could be" expected. - This is the third
child born into the president's family
and all are girls. Ruth is 4 years old
and Esther 2. Only a passing glance
could be obtained of the president this
afternoon, but that was sufficient to
note an expression of satisfaction on
the face of the chief executive, al
though it was an open secret that a boy
would not have been unwelcome.
A Chance to Go to West Point.
Spokane, July 11. Congressman S.
O. Hyde announces that a competitive
examination will be held at Spokane,
beginning Tuesday, July 23, for the
geleotion of a cadet for appointment to ,
the United States military academy at
West Point. The examination will be
oonducted by Principal Sutton, of the
Cheney normal school, and will be ".'
open to all. young ; men, actual resi
dents of the state, between the ages of
16 and 21.. They must be unmarried,
at least five feet in height, of good
physical constitution, generally free
from any deformity, disiase or infirm
ity which may render them unfit for
military service. '
' Will Aid English Colonies.
London, July 6. Right Hon. Jo
seph Chamberlain, the new secretary x
of state for the oolonies, reoeived rep
resentations of the different oolonies at
the colonial office today. Replying to
Sir Charles Tupper, the Canadian high
commissioner, who was spokesman of
the party, Mr. Chamberlain said the
colonies oould only rely upon his hearty
co-operation to advance their best inter
ests and increase their influence.