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VOL.. IX. HOOD ItlVEK, OREGOX, FRIDAY, JUXE 4, 1897. ' - :, .. ' NO.. 2.
A CRISIS IS NEAR.
MASSACRE BY INDIANS.
THE GLASS SCHEDULE. ,
Epitome of the Telegraphic
y News of the World. .
' terse'ticks from the wires
An Interesting Collection of Items From
-, the New and the Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive form
Major-General Nelson- A. Miles has
arrived at' Lamia, Visited the Greeks
and subsequently lunched with Crown
Prince Constantine." v-. -
C. P. Huntington, of the Southern
. Pacifio, is reportel to have bought out
the entire townsite of Flavel, near the
mouth of the Columbia.;' , ; .
The coffee crop of Brazil this year is
estimated at 9,000,000 bags. . The
government will have to give warrants
'' upon the coffee atock for pressing . ex
penses. ' . ' . , : ' ;
: ,The Herald's correspondent in Mon
te video telegraphs that-the chamber
has authorized the Colonial railway to
issue debenture bonds to the value of
400,000 for construction expenses.
From V Russian source' oomes news
of a conspiracy agairiBt King George
, far more deeply rooted than was sup
posed. There is indubitable evidence
that Premier Ralli and his colleagues
in the cabinet are gravely implicated
, in a plot to overthrow the dynasty. ;
Owing to the crisis, says a report in
: Rio de Janeiro, ; the government will
reduce all official salaries, beginning
with the-president and ministers of
' state. The government has decided
' that it will be neoessary, in view of
trouble in the republic, to increase the
army to 28,000 men of all arms.' " ;
The fact has just leaked out that on
May 18 the schooner Alexander Jones
took on a cargo of arms and ammuni
tion valued at 178,000, at Wilmington,
Del., and carrying it to the Bahamas,
transferred it to the filibuster Daunt
less, which vessel promptly landed the
. cargo at Matanzas,' Cuba.- Sixty-two
Cubans accompanied the expedition.
The sultan's show of resistance to the
powers is generally attributed to Ger
man backing, but it is also rumored
that negotiations between Turkey and
Russia have been proceeding this month
' relative to the portion of Asia Minor,
including Rizeh, in the southeast cor-
' ner of the Black' sea, and the territory
up the Joruk river. , ' ' ' -
; A severe earthquake shock was felt
- in Clarksburg, W. Va;, lasting 12 -seconds,
- followed by a . second shock,
milder and of shorter duration. . The
most substantial buildings in the city
rocked perceptibly, and some of the
occupants were unable" to keep their
feet. - This was the first earthquake reported-
here since' the memorable
Charleston quake in August, 1886.
" Governor Budd, of California, has
. decided not to interfere in the death
sentences of Theodore Durrant and
Salter D. ..Worden. ' The former was
convicted of the murder of Blanche
Lamont at Emmanuel Baptist church,
and Worden was found guilty of wreck
ing a train during the A. R. IT. strike
. three years- ago, when Engineer Clark
and three United States soldiers were
. l.lled. - . y ' yv ':":.: ;. , . - 0.
The policy of the postofflce depart-
' ment as to the appointment of minors
iii 1" the postoffloe has been definitely
fixed, and they will be debarred from
chief clerkships and deputy postmas
terships, except in a few of the third
class offices, where circumstances urge
their peculiar fitness. Even then they
will not' be allowed to '. become acting
' postmaters,: on account of the legal
declaration that contracts made by
minors are voidable. : " . ;, '
At Colfax, Wash., John Leonard,
. who murdered Jacob Malquist last
July, was sentenced by Judge McDon
ald to be hanged July 2, : The sentenbe
did not affect the prisoner. He had
nothing to say. '
. " .While George Allen, George Warren
and his son Willie were crossing the
Grand river at Fruita, Colo., in a tem
porary ferry, the cable ' broke and all
three were drowned. . The river is very
high,; and is half a mile wide at that
': -.The New York Herald's correspond
ent in Guatemala cables that 'the gov
ernment has issued a decree suspend
ing specie payments for six months.
The banks lend the government 1,600,-
. 000 pesos to be repaid in six months in
Silver. ij . . :;. .,',,. ; -'
y Officers of the Cuban league have de
cided to attempt the raising of a fund
of $1,000,000 in the United" States, be
lieving that this will enable the Cu
bans to establish their independence.
The fund is to be raised in two ways
by donations and ,, by the sale of , gold
bonds at 6 per cent, payable "ten years
after the evaouation of Cuba by the
Spanish troops." . .-.'' ; .... , "
E. C. Brice, . whose1 claim to a pro
cess for making' gold and silver from
chemically pure , antimony and other
. base metals has been under investiga
tion by a committee of experts,' with
only negative results, has made appli
cation to the commissioner of patents
for another test. In his request he as
serts that the other commission did not
follow his directions in important par
tioulars. ' " - i.
President McKinley Will Demand Rep
aration for Ruiz Outrage. '
New York, June 2. A special to the
Herald from Washington says:; From
now until June 10, when he will start
on his trip to attend the ' Nashville ex
position. President McKinley 's atten
tion will be devoted almost exclusively
to the Cuban question. Important de
velopments may be looked for within
that period. -.' A new minister to Spain,
and probably a new consul-general to
Havana will be appointed, the report
of Special Commissioner Calhoun con
sidered,' and a formal note to Spain
drafted and plaoed in the hands of the
new minister for delivery upon his ar
rival in Madrid.
. Mr. Calhoun is expected in Washing
ton on Sunday next. By that time the
president expects to announce the new
minister to Spain, and to have prac
tically formulated his instructions
both in regard to the offer of mediation
which is to be made, and a demand for
reparation for the Ruiz outrage. The
understanding is that the report of
Consul-General Lee on the Ruiz inves
tigation is now in the mails and will
be in the hands of the state department
before Mr. Calhoun arrives." ;
The president, of course, desires to
have a talk with Mr. Calhoun, but the
private communications reoeived have
enabled him to proceed with the shap
ing of his policy without delay.:,, , ,
The instructions to the new minister
will, of course, be treated as confiden
tial until lie, has communicated with
the Madrid authorities and a reply from
Spain has been received. . There. is
practically no doubt, however, that the
president's note to Spain will be a for
mal tender 1 of the good offices " of the
United States. It will be firm in tone,
reviewing the whole situation in such
a way as to show that the United States .
is interested in the present devastating
war, and that on the ground of human
ity as well as for commercial reasons
we have the right to use all legitimate
means of bringing the war to a close. '
Both the administration officials and
representative's of the Spanish govern
ment are ' congratulating' themselves
that the recent flurry incident to the
passage of the belligerency , resolution
in the senate has subsided at a time
when negotiations are about to be under-"
taken for a peaoeful solution of the
trouble. If no unusual excitement oc
curs, both sides are hopeful that a satis
factory settlement may yet be reached.
It is still the opinion of many conserva
tive men here thirt complete autonomy
for Cuba on a Canadian basis will be
the final outcome, if the matter is to be
settled without a rupture in Our rela
tions with Spain. '.'-.'
The report that a special messenger
had been sent to Havana to receive re
ports from Mr. Calhoun and Consul
General Lee was denied today by Assist
ant Secretary Day, who stated that he -did
not know that Kimball was to be
the messenger. ' "
THE SALMON PACK.
Every Packer Is Now Running; Full
Force of Men.
: Astoria, Or., June 2. It is estimated
that the oanneries on the lower river
have thus far this season put up about
three-fifths of an average pack. . The
large increase in shipments of fre'sh fish
have drawn considerably from the can
neries' supplies, and the early freshet
in the river, which has kept the water
muddy and prevented seining and trap
fishing, is another reason. for the small
pack. ' During the last 60 hours', how
ever, fish have been running in. much
larger-quantities, some of the canneries
receiving as high as six tons of fish.
One cannery is reported to have re
ceived since Saturday 20 tons, and every
packer is now running a full force of
men, who are having all they can do.
; Yesterday evening, in a squall at the
mouth of the river, four fishermen,
Wilson, Hanson, Hoffman and another
whose name is unknown, were making
drifts below the , bell buoy on the in
coming tide. ; To avoid swamping their
boats, they were obliged to cut away
their nets,' which drifted out to sea and
were lost. - The loss is $300 to. each
man. .-v ' ; " ... 4 '-' . '
. , Brigadier-General Flagler, chief of
ordnance, United States army, arrived
in the city today, and is now inspect
ing the new fortification works at Fort
Stevens. ' ' ' ' :
SUICIDE OF A PIONEER.
Took a Dose of Strychnine and' Shot
Oakesdale, Wash., June 2. Leonard
Nihoul, a pioneer resident of this sec
tion, committed suicide at Pine City,
14 miles west of here, under circum
stances unusually tragic. ' - ; v
Late at night he went to the cemetery
where the body of his wife is buried,
and took a fatal dose of strict) nine. He
then fired a pistol ball into his brain.
The body was found next day across
the grave. ' - - -
' Nihoul lived . in Spokane, where he
conducted a little cigar, and confec
tionery store. ' He had a second wife
but it is said they did not live together
His first wife committed suicide at
Pine City four years ago. ; He has six
childrenj one son of 19, is an inmate
of the asylum at Medical Lake. Nihoul
was about 64 years of age. A note was
found oh his body requesting that his
grave be deoorated with flowers w
Inve$tig,ating Committee Fin
, -: ishes Its Labors.
SPAIN IS HELD RESPONSIBLE
Air. Calhoun Sends , Important Dis-
r patches to Washington by Mys
terious Messenger. ,
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. Havana, June 1. The commis
sion conducting the inquiry into the
circumstances surrounding the death of
Dr. Ruiz closed its labors at an early
hour today. ' ' ' .' ,
A mysterious messenger from Wash
ington came from Tampa on the steam
er Mascotte this morning, but "did not
land. Mr. Fishback, secretary of the
commission,: accompanied by General
.Lee's son, went on, board the steamer
before she sailed and held a brief con
sultation with the stranger, and it is
supposed that they delivered to him
the report of the commission and other
highly important dispatches from Con-
sul-General Lee and Mr. . Calhoun, to
be conveyed to the state department at
Washington. . The messenger was reg
istered on the Mascotte a inward pas
senger list as H. W. Kimball, and the
name appeared on the steamer's out
ward list. .' .. ...
Dr. Jose Congosto, the Spanish con
sul at - Philadelphia, - who represented
the Spanish government in the inquiry,
is understood to have forwarded a long
report to Senor de Lome, the Spanish
minister at Washington, by today's
'mail. ; ..,. ; . ' ." '-,-. yy
Messrs. Calhoun, Fishback and Con
gosto will leave here on Thursday for
Iiew York direct. : - '
Mr. Calhoun's Report.
'" Havana, June .1.' Of the two reports
understood to have been sent from Ha
vana today by the commission invest!
gating the death of Dr. - Ruiz, that of
Mr. Calhoun will, it is said, agree with
the statement J of oonsul-general that
Dr. Ruiz died from concussion of the
brain, the result of violei.'rj after soli
tary confinement of more than 13 days,
regardless of his treaty rights.
General Lee declined at yesterday's
session-of the commission to question
the witnesses who were interrogated
only by the Spanish representative.
Consul-Generral Lee will shortly make
a report on the Ruiz case, and Mr, Cal-.
houn will make a further report on
other matters, such as the money ques
tion, the state of the insurrection, the
condition of American interests and
the general suffering" due to General
Weyler's style of campaign.: General
Lee's position is the same as it was in
February. . He holds that Spain is re
sponsible for the death of Ruiz. The
relief of suffering Amerioans by Consul
General Lee goes on daily. . Several
have already been assisted.- y y
LEVEE MEN TOO CONFIDENT.
The Unexpected Happened a Short Dis
tance Below Baton Rouge.
New Orleans, June 1. A ".crevasse
resulting from overoonfidence and re
laxation of vigilance, ' ocourred at 6
o'clock this morning in the levee at
Conrad's point, four miles by rail be
low Baton Rouge, on : the ' Mississippi
river. : " ; , :- y , : ;-
At 2 o'clock this morning, informa
tion was received at Baton Rogue that
the levee at Caner's sugar-house was
leaking badly and that a crevasse was
liable to occur at any moment. ' There
has been a feeling of almost perfect se
curity throughout that section, and the
thong nt of a crevasse had not entered
into the calculation of things liable to
take plaoe. There were no laborers
within call, as they had been dis
charged and sent to their homes. ; The
levee authorities at Baton Rouge has
tily gathered together a force of men
and placed them on barges of material
which happened to be anchored along
the front of the' Burton saw .mill, and
by 4 o'clock a tug was . towing - the
barges of men and material to the scene
of danger. -
At 6 o'clock,-, shortly before the
fcarges arrived at the plantation, the
levee burst with a loud report, and the
water, in a stream 40 feet wide and
seven feet deep, began pouring through
a break and spreading rapidly over the
fertile lands in the vicinity. The offi
cials of the Ponchartrain levee district
and of the ... Illinois Central railroad,
were on hand with large forces of men
and unlimited supplies of material. .
' The latest news received from ' the
crevasse tonight reports that it has
widened to 150 feet, and that the water
la going through about five feet deep.
Several plantations have already been
submerged, and the water is spreading
in every direction. Governor Foster
has visited the break, and will have all
state forces available immediately con
centrated there, and every effort will
he made to close the crevasse as soon
as possible. ;' 7 '' ,-
Mr.. Keenan, of the levee board, who
accompanied Governor Foster to the
break, thinks it can be closed, as they
have enough money, labor and, mater
ial for the purpose, ' although it may
take three or four days to complete the
work.-j, ;.;'' -..-'' ' ' ' ''';.';'.
. American houses issued 6,703 book?
Lame Deer Agency Cheyennes on the
. Denver, June 2. A special to the
Republican from Helena says: Chey
enne Indians have gone on the warpath
and are said to have killed a dozen men,
including five United States soldiers.
The Indians have no reservation, but
make the Lame Deer agency their head
quarters. r ' - . . .-. .
A man named Hoover j, a sheepherd
er, was recently shot by Indians, be
cause he caught several of them kill
ing sheep. The settlers armed them
selves to protect their property. Two
companies of colored cavalry from Fort
Custer were ordered to the agency on
Wednesday. On Sautrday a courier
arrived from the' agency with the in
formation that George Walters, post
master, and Lou Anderson', a stockman,
had been shot and killed, and also that
the Indians shot into the cavalry and
killed five men, and that they had 60
armed cowboys surrounded. Cavalry
from Fort Keogh and company . E in
fantry, left Saturday for the soenj. '
The settlers have moved their fam
ilies from near the reservation to Miles
City. Ranchmen and stockmen at, the
Cheyenne' agency demand the Indians
who killed Hoover. The names of the
Indians are known, and they are pro
tected by 50 bucks. ;
- Orders ; have been 'given the ord
nance officer at Fort Keogh ;to have
10,000 rounds of ammunition ready for
issue today. It is supposed more troops
are to go to the agency. Deputy Sher
iffs Smith and Winters were ordered
off, the. reservation, by. the military
agent, Captain S touch, who did not
want arrests of Indian murderers made
at that time lest it Cause more trouble.
The deputies returned to Miles City
and have gone back with Sheriff Gibbs,
with warrant for the arrest of Agent
Stouch for interfering with officers in
the discharge of their duty, and , war
rants for the Indian murderers., ,
y .y Ranchmen Are Alarmed.
.Helena, Mont., June 2. The excite
ment continues at Cheyenne reserva
tion and settlements in that vicinity.
Ranchmen in the Upper Rosebud have
all deserted .their homes. Six com
panies of soldiers' , from Forts Keogh
and Custer are.en route to the agency,
as is also the number of deputies. The
sheriff has a warrant for the arrest of
Indian Agent Stouch, charged with in
terfering with officers in the discharge
of their duties, and also for three In
dian murderers. . The sheriff will prob-I
ably arrive at the reservation with his
deputies tomorrow and endeavor to ar
rest the murderers of the sheepherder.
Many are of the opinion that the seri
ousness of the situation is exaggerated.
Schrader the Healer Stoned.- ,
. St. Louis, June 2. "Divine" Healer
suburb of St. Louis, today, by a crowd
of men and boys. As Shrader was pre-
paring to take a bicycle ride at his
hotel, he was greeted on the corner by
alarge and noisy crowd. He attempted
to address the assemblage, and finally
exclaimed: ; "Those ot you who are
opposing me are -rejecting God." As
soon as he made this remark," the
crowd closed in on him in threaten-
ing manner. Hastening toliis room, i
h MfhArH what few hfilnncinaa h
had with him into a bundle, and, j
mounting his wheel, turned south from
the courthouse steps, amid showers of
stones. He was struck on the back of
the neck by a missile, but it apparently
inflicted no injury. , It' did,- however,
aocerlerate his speed as he rode on
toward the country. . ' ' ,.' ' -:
' President Confers Degrees, f
' Washington, June 2. President Mc
Kinley conferred the degrees on about
50 graduates of the senior and post
graduate classes of the National uni
versity law school, at the annual com
mencement exercises held in this city
this evening. The theater was crowded,
and among them were many people of
note, t General Grant was the head of
the institution, and conferred the de
greea on grauuares, a cuhiuui ;
. i 1-1 ,
lonowea oy rresiaems ayes, Artnur
and Cleveland in his first term. The J
annual address to the graduates was de
livered by Senator Thurston, of Nebras
ka, and a valedictory in behalf of the
senior class class by George N. Brown,
of Wyoming. The graduates represent
all sections of the Union. -". ' r v
A Norwegian Bark Abandoned at Sea. .
New York, June 2. A " dispatch to
the Herald from . Buenos Ayres says:
The Italian steamer Duchess di Gen
eva, found abandoned on. the high seas
the Norwegian bark Formica, which
started from Mobile tor Port Natal
with a cargo of lumber. The bark was
set oh fire as it could not be towed, and
was in a position dangerous to other
ships. There was nothing to
what had become of the crew.
Bush Astoria Road.
Portland, Or., May '81. Messrs.
Honeyman, De Hart & Glenn, contrac
tors for the Astoria-Goble railroad,
have received orders to complete the
road tfy 'Ootober 1. They intend to
have it done by that time, and conse
quently will increase their forces at
pnoe .They have now about 500 men
employed, and in a few days will have
seven dredges at work, building grades
across tidelands, and will, inorease
their force, to 700 or 800 men.
A Wild Freight Crashes Into
a Passenger. .
NO ONE IS TO BE BLAMED
Nine Were Killed and Eight Seriously
'' Injured Majority of Them Were Try
ing to Beat Their Way on Freight.
Boise, May 31. -The most disastrous
wreck' in the history of the Short Line
railroad occurred at American Falls at
4:30 this morning. A. runaway freight
train crashed into the west-bound pas
Benger train. Nine men were killed
outright and eight others seriously in
jured. ... Both engines were demolished.
the station buildings shattered to pieces
and 18 or 20 cars smashed. ' The dead
C. W. ' Shields, residence ; unknown;
D. L. . Thompson, of Dayton, Wash,
John. R. Cooper, of Wellsville, Utah;
J. Steffen, of Dillon, Mont; ' five, un
known men. , Sl .
ixoepung uooper, tnese men were
beating their way on the freight. Most
of them were sheepshearers. -: Cooper
was just'about'.to take the passenger
train going west.
The passenger train had pulled , into
American Falls, and was standing' at
its accustomed plaoe waiting for the
freight to pass it on ' the sidetrack
American Fails station is situated in a
depression, and there is quite an up
grade in both directions.
The first warning of any danger was
when Engineer Heckman heard the
freight whistle to backup. He at once
reversed his engine, but the rails were
wet and . the grade heavy, and it was
an instant or two before the train; re
sponded, and in that moment the
freight train thundered around sthe
curve, and across the bridge, going at
the rate of, 60 miles an hour. 1 The
passenger train had hardly begun to
move before the freight dashed into it.
Both engines were demolished and
the freight cars piled up one on the
other, jamming in the side and demol
ishing one whole end . of the station
building. ' " ; ''';":' "-'...y-'': y y :, :
Just as the engines met, Engineer
Heckman jumped and came to the
ground in the midst .of flying . timbers
and debris. ; .. ' - .
;. John Cooper, v Frank Burke : and
Night Telegraph Operator Charles
Goodwin had been talking on the plat
form an instant before they saw the
wild freight coming.. ' Cooper ran into
the depot and was killed instantly.
Burke and Goodwin ran out behind the
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iu. eiemiaii, wuu
wa8 y1?" "l0 B"m'
, The Btat'.?n hna was demolished
the Petition : between the depot and
"e. P". roo.ms wh,e : Agent ; St.
ulalr and h, Wlfe nd three children
were asleep. ,
' d(?d "nd j bodies of two
the killed were hurled against this
P'tion. Beams were forced through
't ai'd over . the bed occupied by the
muMulonaly not one of
them wa,s "nJrd, although the room
waB -. wuteq ana Bnauerea BimoBl v
The i freight train had- run away on
the hill west of American Falls.. . It
is . thought that some of the sheep
shearers or hobos had cut off the air.
The air brakes would not work, and on
the hill the train was found unmanage
able. Conductor Cook and Brakemen
Davis and Westron were oh top setting
the brakes, and Fireman Cosgrove had
climbed back to help set the brakes,
but they proved of no avail. The train
shot down the grade and' across the
bridge into the passenger train. :'
i Only the cool' nerve of ' Engineer
Heckman in remaining at his post and
reversing his engine saved the lives of
dozens of his passengers, as well of
the' family of the station agent sleeping
in the building. . .: ; .?.,;
The wreck presented a scene of inde
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gcril3abe destruction. The cut in front
of the gtat5on and t wher(J tfae
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broken cars, demolished buildings and
the shattered engines. Ties were torn
np and telegraph poles and wires were
down in the.ruins. '... , : w;
The dead were recovered and the in'
jured cared for as rapidly as possible,
and at 11 o'clock a special left the
Falls with the wounded for the hos
pital at Salt Lake.
A CUBAN CONFERENCE.
Important Meeting to Be Held In Phila-.
..;, !:.'; -. , delphia Hext Week.'.'" ' ' ;' '
, Philadelphia,' May 81. It is defii-
nitdfr aatrlfrl that, flip TYirtat imnnrtant
foi-unnf. V. il ,1 i i Imanntt in t'tin noi-.
tion with the Cuban cause will assem
ble in Philadelphia' some time next
week General Palma ' will , preside.
With him will be Quesada, the charge
d'affaires. They are coming here, it
is said, to prepare plans that may
meet with entire approbation of the ad
ministration. '" - - ' . '
' .It is said that - as soon as Senator
Sherman beoame secretary of state he
lent for Quesada. That interview has
had more to do with the coming confer-
ence than anything that has occurred
in Cuban affairs since the inauguration
ef the war two jeari ao.
Gave the Democrats a Chance to Extend
',. the Tariff .Debate.
' Washington,' - June 1. Progress on .
the tariff bill in the senate was checked .
today, ,the plate-glhss paragraphs prov- -
ing a source of . controversy lasting ,
throughout' the day. As a result, lit
tle more than a page of the bill was
disposed of. The finance committee .
sncoeeded without' difficulty' in . resist-
ing proposed amendments from Demo-
cratic members of the committee, al
though each amendment '. was debated
at great length. " '."'".;.
; An exciting incident occurred dur-..
ing the afternoon, , when Senator Mor- '. .
gan was called to. order by Gallingei;,'"
who was temporarily in the chair, for
severely criticising the inae'lion of the
house of representatives. Morgan de- 4
clared that the speaker "of "the house
was enforcing an 'automatic rule, .by
which representative's were assembled -and
dispersed, ' and he characterized v
this inaction as an ontrage against pop-1 :
ular rights. ' vr. ,. :.
Frye first gave warning that a pro-:
test would be 'made , against criticisms
of the other house, when Morgan ve- -hemently
repeated his criticisms. Hale -made
a point of. order against him.
The temporary presiding officer direct- :
d Morgan to resume his seat, and then
ruled that he was out' ' of order. .- -The -Alabama
senator somewhat- chagrined, ;
was about to appeal from the decision
when Hale withdrew his point of or- .
der, and further action was avoided.
' Morgan resumed his criticisms dur
ing the tariff debate,' and made the
point that congress was not now in ses- 1
sion in accordance with the constitu- -tion,
the house having vacated its
f unctions. ' . --4 y y ; : ..-. . -;.
After a sharp contest with the tariff
leaders, Quay succeeded in carrying a
motion to adjourn. - V - -
NO , HOPE FOR DURRANT..
Governor Budd Refuses to , Interfere
' - ; In His Behalf. ; '
Saoramento, June 1. Theodore Dur-:
rant will be hanged' oh June 11, one1
week ' from . next Friday. Governor' -.
Budd this evening telephoned that
much in effect to Warden Hale, of San
Quentin, at the sam'e time ordering the
death watch plaoed upon 'the prisoner. .: .
Immediately, after . telephoping this
message to Hale,: .the governor was . .
driven in a hack .to the depot, . where
he took the train for San Francisco. '- - ;,i
Nothwithstandihg the fact that the -governor
has made known' his decision,
and the telephone message 'has leaked '
out, the same secrecy 4 has been made
regarding the' statement ' which .the -:
governor has prepared, and it will not -be
given Out until tomorrow. : ' -
Durrant's Parents Will See Him Die.
San Quentin, Cal.,. June 1. Theo-'- ,
dore Durrant has made the declaration "
that if he must meet his fate on the '
gallows, he will die like a. man. The ;
mere suggestion of suicide is repulsive
to him, he says.' He also declares that .
he - will die ih-' the 'presence of his -parents,
who will insist on attending
the execution as, Jaisj-invited guests.
The elder Durranj; says that his wife is ,
a woman of determination, and she - .
will press her legal rights, ;.to the limit.
" .Under the law.Warden.IIale cannot
deny her admission if "she presents at
the prison gate an T invitation of her
son, requesting her presence' at the : ; ;
hanging.- -4 A- '.'" . s
'".'' '- '. A DrlTer's Carelessness. -' 1 '
Denver, June 1. At '8 o'clock this ;
afternoon a spring4 wagon ' driven by
Henry Marsadu, a carpenter, and con
taining eight cbudr.en, , ranging from 3
to 9 years, was struck .by a .special train :
on the Denver & Rip. Grande railorad,
and as a result four children are dead
and the others are terribly injured,
two so badly that theyvfili die. Mar
sau, with his three children, had been' 1
spending the day at 'the home of Christo- - '
pher Schoneweiss, - in: the southern j
portion of the,;, city.;. When ready to
start for home he took a load of chil
dren gathered up in the . neighborhood
for a short ride. It is., claimed bv the
police that' Mafsau' was intoxicated and -paid
no attention to the" signals of the
engineer, but drove upon the track
while the train Was 'in "plain' sight and (
but a few .'feet; away. The engine , '
struck .the wagon, demolishing it and
crushing and mangling the children in
a horrible manper..;j y. - 4 v -'
'.'-',. -'Warmed .theDynamile.'
Denver, June 1. A special to the
Rocky Mountain ; News . from Cripple
Creek says: William , Carr, aged 28, "
and Frank Curtis, aged 81,' miners in '
the Norman tijnnel, five rqiles south ,
of this city, were killed today by a pre
mature explosion. "of ,dyhamite. ' Carr;
was warming four sticks' Of dynamite '.
over a fire. .The '"bodies were hardly ;
recognizable. . ' " . :' .,
Drowned in a- Tank'.
Abbott, Tex., June 1. Mrs. Nannie
L. Barr, her 4-year-old babe,, and her
sister, Miss Hattie L. Alexander, aged
14, were all drowned m a tank near the
house. The boy was playing in the
shallow water and inadvertently step-' .
ped off into a deep hole in the center of -the
tank, and the others were drowned .
in trying to rescue the little fellow. '
A Monument to Firemen.
Chicago, June 1. Next Monday the
firemen of Chicago will dedicate a mon
ument to the firemen and citizens who
met death in the cold-storage building
fire at the world's fair grounds.