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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
NO. 8.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World. ;
An Interesting Collection of Item! From
the New and the Old World In a.
Condensed and Comprehensive Form ,
.' Reports from the North say the Al
aska Commercial Company's steamer
Aretic was crushed by ice. y'
The International Gddmining con
vention at Denver selected Sa't Lake
City as Us next meeting plaoe. ,; ' ,
By the explosion of a lamp Samuel
W. . Brown, a miner, and his wife,
Mary, were burned to death in bed at
Pittsburg. . .. -
Five thousand wrought nail workers
of South Staffordshire and V North
Worcestershire have struck for 10 per
oent advance in wages.
Preparations are on foot in Dublin
for the Parnell anniversary demonstra
tion in October, and it, is believed this
year it will be larger than ever.
The British government has notified
the collector of customs at Vancouver
that iio duty will be charged on salmon
brought from the United States. , , ,
General Robert Macleod Fraser, of
the British army, retired, an old gen
tleman of 82 years, was knocked down
and killed by an omnibus on the Edge
ware road near London. V
The statement of the Bank of Spain,
which has been formally gazetted, has
increased the adverse comment on the
bank ' management. It shows a note
circulation of 136,000,000 pesatas in
excess of the authorized issue.
Two men, the foremen at the mines
at Cook's inlet, were shot and slightly
wounded by a discharged miner at
Sitka, because the mineowuers would
not pay his fare to Seattle. The man
took to the hills but was arrested by the
police. ' ,
Fully 900 men are employed on the
branch line from Slocan, crossing to
Slocan lake. About 450 men are on
each end of the line working toward
the center, and the contract requires
that grading be concluded byOctober 15.
It is expected that trains will be run
over the road by Deoember 1. Twelve
miles of wagon road have been complet
ed from the crossing inland.
. The difficulty growing out of the
boundary dispute ' between Costa Rica
and Nicaragua is nearing the point
where diplomacy and arbitration will
be out of the question. The boundary
commission appointed by ex-President
Cleveland shortly . before he relin
quished his office has suspended work
for two months to watch the actions of
both sides before proceeding further.
AVhat is said to be the greatest oil
discovery ever made is reported from
Alaska. , Some gold prospectors several
months ago ran across what seemed to
be a lake of oil. The lake was fed hy
innumerable springs, and the surround
ing mountains were full of coal. They
brought samples to Seattle and tests
proved it to be of as high grade as any
, ever taken out of Pennsylvania wells.
It is said there is enough oil and ooal
in the discovery to supply the world.
It is close to the ocean; in fact, experta
say that the oil oozes out into toe salt
Reports from the south of France
show the destruction by floods to be
greater than earlier reports indicated.
The losses are estimated at 200,000,000
francs in the aggregate.
' That they may obtain funds to fight
the carrying out of the death sentenoe
of their son, the parents of Theodore
Durrant will place his photographs on
sale. " The photographs will show Dur
rant in prison garb taking his daily ex
ercise with the other condemned men
within the walls of San Quentin prison.
A destructive cyclone passed through
Lowrey, Minn. Four persons were
killed and many injured. Every build
ing in the village was damaged, seven
dwellings, the depot, church, elevator
and butcher shop ; being totally de
stroyed, while the railroad tracks were
twisted, telegraph wire torn down and
part of a mill carried away.
Owing to a peculiar land law, or
rather no law at all, by which title to
land can be acquired in Alaska, consid
erable trouble is being experienced in
Juneau, where the only title to real es
tate seems to be vested in possession.
. If a man vacates his house, even tem
porarily, he is apt to find it occupied
on his return, and the last occupant
has as much right to it as the, former
occupant. The result is many vaoant
lots in Juneau and other towns are be
ing jumped by new arrivals in the
country. ' ,
The Christian Endeavor excursion
train from Oregon was saved from a
frightful wreck near Cottonwood, Cal.,
by Charles Broadhurst, a farmer. '
Broadhurst. discovered that a trestle 20
feetlong had been burned out. He saw
the Endeavor excursion approaching at ,
a rapid rate, and knew that unless the
train was flagged it would instantly be
dashed to destruction. Without a mo
ment to spare he rushed up the track
and flagged the train, which came to
a standstill a few feet from the burned'
-ut trestle. I
Japan Is Determined to Force Trouble
, . With Hawaii.
New York, July 14. A dsipatoh to
the Herald from Washington says:
Hawaii has offered to refer to arbitra
tion the immigration question pending
between Japan and herself, but . the
Tokio government has so far ignored the
proposition. Telegraphic information
to this effect has been received by the
state department, and it is therefore
possibile to deny the report published
that Japan had agreed to arbitratre the
vexed question she is discussing with
the Hawaiian government. The prop
osition was made in, the report sent to
the Hawaiian minister for foreign
affairs. Mr. Cooper, in answer to Mr.
Shimumura's last letter reiterated the
demand of his government that Hawaii
recognize the principle of ; monetary
liability as a motive of her action in
excluding Japanese immigrants.
' The Hawaiians do not expect that
Japan would accept arbitration. In
fact, before Minister Shimumura began
correspondence with Mr. Cooper in re
lation to the matter, he declared hat
his government would never accept ar
bitration. At that time neither he nor
his government had any idea that the
strong arm of the United States was
neen to be thrown around Hawaii, and
it was because of this ignorance, state
department officials say, that Japan has
assumed such a commanding tone in
her negotiations with the little republic.
' It is said that Mr. Shimumura in his
last correspondence with the Hawaiian"
government, demands further explana
tion in regard to certain details connect
ed with the immigration controversy,
in whioh he holds that Hawaiian au
thorities have committed an official
offense against his government. The
minister refused to admit the principle
of monetary liability, and insists that
the Japanese government does not want
to get at the real merits of the contro
versy, otherwise it would acquiesce in
the proposition to refer the matter to
In view of Mr. Cooper's refusal, it is
the general expectation in administra
tion circles that whether the" senate
ratifies the pending annexation treaty
or fails to take action during the present
session, this government will have to
settle the immigration question with
Japan. .'
Japan's Aggressiveness 31 ay Hasten
Annexation Matters. .
Chicago, July 14. A speoial to the
Times-Herald from Washington says:
The administration has taken steps
to keep its grip on Hawaii. Any aggres
sive interference on the part of Japan
will result in the landing of marines
and the hoisting of the American flag,
with or without the raticfiation of the
pending annexation treaty.
The administration, realizing that
some crisis might arise while the trea
ty still bangs fire in the senate, has
taken steps to be prepared for any
emergency. .
Rear-Admiral Beardslee will have,
when the next steamer arrives in Hon
olulu, instructions giving him power to
aot at the first sign of aggression on the
part of Japan, or trouble of any kind
with whioh the local authorities are
not able to cope.
Rear-Admiral Beardslee will be
given sufficient force to carry out the
programme that events may force upon
h'"1.., It is definitely settled that the Oregon, now en route to San
Franoisoo from Seattle, will be dis
patched to Hawaii as soon as she can
be prepared for the voyage This will
give Admiral Beardslee thrii vessels
the Oregon, Philadelphia and Marion.
Japan has at present but one vessel in
the harbor at Honolulu, the oruise
Naniwa. She has another cruiser at
San Francisco awaiting orders, which
may take her to the Hawaiian islands.
The Battle-Ship Oregon's Destination
After Taking on Coal.
Port Angeles, Wash., July 14. The
battle-ship Oregon has been waiting
impatiently for two days for coal to ar
rive from Comox. It came this morn
ing, and the custom house inspectors
were asked to hasten their inspection
as much as possible. But 800 tons
came and 600 were expected. This
may prevent the Oregon from getting
away for two or three days. It is now
definitely known that she is ordered to
San Francisco., The officers are of the
opinion that the monitors Monadnock
and Monterey will be able to cope with
anything the Japanese may send to Ha
waii, .and that the Oregon will only be
called upon in case of extreme necessi
ty. This is borne out by the faot that
the harbor at Honolulu will not ac
commodate the Oregon, and she will be
under the necessity of lying outside in
a heavy sea. It is said to be so rough
outside the harbor that the battle-ship
would be unable to load coal from a
The department evidently expects a
crisis at Hawaii, for , the orders for
every man-of-war on the coast have
been changed during the past week,.
' Big Contract Awarded, ft -'
Washington, July 14. The. ' de
partment has awarded tr cifio
Bridge Company, of Portland, ., the
contract for constructing the mortar
battery at Marrowstone Point, Puget
sound, at f 168,450. '
Between Fever and Cubans,
They Are Scarce.
Sugar Sacks From Yellow Fever and
Small Pox Hospitals General Wey
ler Is Congratulated.
New York, July . A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says: Major
General Pedro Diaz has assumed com
mand of the insurgent forces in Pinar
del Rio province. The rebel 'army of
the province is being thoroughly reor
ganized and put in good trim to co
operate with the eastern army, if the
latter succeeds in reaching Havana pro
vince. " ' '" " '- . ; ,; '
The Spaniards have destroyed a num
ber of small forti, because they cannot
spare men to garrison them.
An engagement took place this week
near Artemisa, in which the Spaniards
lost heavily. , Over . 400 sick .and
wounded men have been , sent to Ha
vana. '....'!
In Matanzas town, there are over
5,000 concentradoes, of which over 50
die every day.
The Spanish troops have been or
dered not to eat mangoes, but they dis
obey the order, because they have noth
ing else for food. Mango diet ag
gravates the fever. During the last 10
days over 800 soldiers were taken to
the hospital there.
' The Spanish mail steamer leaving
Havana yesterday carried 1,000 sick
soldiers, many of whom will die on the
way hone. Eleven thousand sick sol
diers have been sent to Spain since
January 1.
Another American citizen has filed a
olaim for false imprisomennt and dam
ages with the consul-general. Jose
Gonzales, for 40 years a resident of
Philadelphia, claims $50,000 for being
kept in prison for five months, and
1 150,000 for damages to property.
A local paper, published chiefly in
the interest of the merchants in Ha
vana, makes a savage attack upon Gen
eral Brunner, -the acting sanitary in
spector appointed by the United States
government, because he has reported
that the importations of sugar from
certain warehouses here might be re
sponsible for an outbreak of yellow
fever or smallpox in the United States.
In, another interview had with Brun
ner, he stated that his reason for mak
ing the report was that the sugar was
shipped from warehouses that had been
used as hospitals for fever and small
pox patients. The soldiers in many
instances utilized the sugar sacks for
bedding, and he considered it unuaf
to have sugar sacked and shippel in
these same sacks.
Wey ler' s Neutrality. ,
Havana, July 18. Reports presented
to the authorities by Enrique Gomez,
governor of Trinidad, says the rebels,
there are in a serious positioon, owing
to the great scarcity of supplies of all
kinds. , '
. A committee of local autonomists of
Sancti Spiritus recently visited Captain-General
Weyler and presented tc
him an address in which they declared
that the autonomists always have sup
ported ' and will, in the future, support
the government and its representatives.
The address congratulates the captain-gene-al
upon his maintaining a posi
tion of neutrality with regard to polit
ical parties, and declares that more
than any other governor : has he main
tained this position. The address adda
that not one of the looal autonomists
has joined the revolutionists. ;
General' Weyler thanked the
tee and promised , that he would not
abandon his policy of neutrality. -
News received in Havana from a
private souroe says it is believed that
the insurgent leader, Quintin Banderas,
was killed on Monday last.
The Movements of Gomes. 1
Havana, July' 13. Reports from Ar
temisa say that, owing to the great
scarcity of meat in tffa Candelaria dis
trict, it has been found necessary to
confiscate cattle, in order to furnish
supplies for the hospitals.
It is reported from. Ce'infuegos that
Gomez has left the island. Colonel
Komose Ysuchguido, who is responsible
for the rumor, says he Ms : learned
through a confidential communication,
that Gomez joined the iunsurgnt lead
ers of Las Villas at Jibario, and told
them it was necessary to act in order
to prove the existence of the revolution
in Las Villas. , .
"I will cross the trocha," he Vsaid,
"to confer with the government; you.
march west, Quintin Banderas remain
ing here." -
News from Jaruco is to the effect
that there are now 6,000 "reconcentra
does" in the city, and many pitifuj
scenes are witnessed there. . v
Toledo Had a Cyclone.
Toledo, July 18. This afternoon
there was a deoided drop in the tem
perature and a fierce wind and rain
storm, which partook of the" nature of
a cyclone, swept over the city, doing
great damage to property. No lives
were lost During the heated period
of the last week there has been a total
of ten deaths and 20 prostrations. .
Frederick Kirn Caught by an Avalanche
on Mount Hood..
Portland, Or., July 14. Frederick
Kirn, an Albina groceryman, met a
fearful death on Newton Clarke gla
cier, on the north slope of Mount Hood,
eysterday afternoon. . In the ascent of
the mountain he strayed from the path
and was caught by a mass of sliding
rock, which oarried him 800 feet down
the steep side of the mountain to the
brink of a cliff, over which his body
was plunged to the rocks, 400 feet be
low. "
' Kirn left Portland . late last week,
and reached Cloud Cap Inn. He asked
Mr. W. A. Langille, of the inn, several
quesitons about the ascent of the moun
tain, declaring his intention to make it
the following day. He declined the
services of a guide. He had examined
the road with his field glasses, he said,
and would have no difficulty in follow
ing it all the way up. j ' .
He retired early and arose in the
morning at 4 o'clock, drinking a cup
of coffee before he started on the climb,
which he did at 4:30, all alone.'
When at 5:80 "yesterday afternoon
Kirn did not return, Mr. Langille be
came ' alarmed for his safety, and
started in search of him. He soon
found that he had good cause for his
alarm. Kirn's trail could be easily fol
lowed to within 700 feet of the summit.
At this point it varies from the regular
trail, which it had thus far followed,
and led away to a treacherous, rook
oovered district near the head of New
ton Clarke glacier. Here Mr. Langille
discovered, to his horror, that the un
fortunate man bad been caught in a
mass of sliding rock, which he had
probably loosened .with his feet, and
bad been carried with it swiftly to the
. - i.:Li-
urow oi a precipice ueiow, over wnipii
the furrows made in the snow by the
small avalanche disappeared. Work
ing his way cautiously, and with the
skill of the veteran mountaineer that he
is, to the edge of the cliff, Mr. Langille
Baw he body lying among the loose
rock far below at the mouth of the gla
cier. Kirn's death had been swift and
terrible. '
It was then 8:80'and growing rapidly
dark. Mr. Langille, being all , alone,
could not bring the body back to the
inn, and after nightfall would have had
to take desperate chances even to reach
it ' Had there been any chance of the
man's being alive, he would have taken
the latter course, but no one could have
survived such a fall an instant. H-.
He therefore returned to the inn and
telephoned the news to the police sta
tion. . Captain Barclay, who was on
watch when the message came in, at
once dispatched Partolman Velguth to
Kirn's residence, 853 Albina avenue,
to acquaint his family with his fearful
fate. : -' - '
The Christian Endeavor Convention
Closed Its Labors. . ... ' . .
San Francisco, July 14. The last
open sessions of the international Chris
tian Endeavor convention were held to
day. The attendance at the morning
and afternoon meetings were large, and
at night those who managed to obtain
entrance to either of the pavillions in
the evening were fortunate, for only
25,000 could be accommodated, and
10,000 more sought admission. Esti
mates made by leading business men
agree that the people brough , there by
this great gathering will leave not less
than $1,000,000 in our city. All the
leaders of the movement are pleased
with the success of their efforts, and
with the outlook for the future of the
society.1 . ,
With the end of the convention the
thousands of visitors, delegates and
others will take advantage of the op
portunity and the . cheap rates to visit
many plaoes of interest throughout the
state. Arrangements have been made
for excursions to Monterey, Mount
Hamilton, Yosemite, Santa Cruz moun
tains, Stanford university and other in
teresting plaoes,-even taking in the
Southern country as part of their jour
ney. '. '!-'-
Suit to Eject Lieu-Land Settlers..
Colfax, Wash., July 14. The North
ern Pacific has begun ejectment pr6
ceedings against J. D. Halliday, James
W. Harper, Eli B. Spray and R. H.
Hibbs. ' The defendants are lieu-larid
settlers. .Halliday and Harper live' in
Turnbow flat, near Palouse and Pull
man. The complaint sets forth the
same facts as in the Slaght case, in
volving the townsite of Palouse. It
is understood that this is the beginning
of ejeotment suits to involve every lieu
land settler. The settlers have banded
together and will fight the case to the
highest court. Meetings have been
held, committees appointed and money
subscribed for this purpose.. Some of
the land has been settled for 20 year"
and is well improved.
Forty Killed in a Collision.
Copenhagen, July 14. About mid
night, at Gjentofte, an express ' train
from Belsinger ran into a passenger
train standing at the station, wrecked
eight carriages, killed 40 persons, and
; injured many others. Most of the vio
itims are of the artisan class. The dead
Vnd injured have been conveyed in am
bulance trains to this city. The col
lision was due to an error made by the
engineer in reading the signal. Forty
bodies were extricated. The number
' seHously injured is 84.
Hundreds of People Turned
Away From the Hall. ,
Oregon and Washington's Booths Are
Among the Finest Over 80,000 Del
egates from the East.
San Francisco, July 12. The long
anticipated "California, '97" of the
Christian Endeavorers became a reality
with the assembling of the two vast au
diences at the Mechanic's and Wood
ward's'pavilions this morning. ; Ten
thousand people filled the Mechanics'
pavilion as early as 9:80' this morning,
and crowds of delegates and visitors
who came later were turned away, no
room being left for them on the inside.
The ball was a yast bouquet of colors.
All was animation and happiness, with
the thousands eager to applaud or cheer
at every opportunity.
The formal opening was by Rev. F.
E. Clark, the founder and president of
the great - Christian Endeavor move
ment. . Dr. Clark was received with
frenzied applause by every person in
the bnilding. Every man, woman and
child stood upon benches and chairs
waving aloft flags, banners, handker
chiefs in fact, every conceivable ob
ject to be had. The demonstration
lasted several minutes, and Dr. Clark
appeared much affected by the hearti
ness of the welcome. ,
The meeting at Woodward's pavilion,
while not so large, owing to the smaller
eapaoity of the building, was equally
enthusiastic The hall was crowded
and hundreds blocked the streets' on
the outside. , Secretary Willis Baer for
mally opened the convention at this
The Christian Endeavor hosts have
completed their conquest of this city.'
They have arrived in such numbers
during the last 24 hours as to permeate
every quarter of the oity. All through
tha late hours of the night and every
hour this morning, trains have arrived
from east, north and. south, bearing
thousands of delegates and ' visitors.
Special boats have carried the crowds
across the bay, and at the ferries they
were met hy scores of white-capped
guides whose sole duty it is make the
delegates welcome and to pilot them to
the headquarters at the Mechanics' pa
vilion, where every, delegate is regis
tered and directed to comfortable quar
ters in some part of the city.
The scenes at the pavilion resemble
a national political convention, except
that women are more in evidence on
this occasion than usually attend great
gatherings. In fact, fully two-thirds
of the delegates are of the gentler sex.
But their presence tends to make the
soene more striking in color and more
animated in spirit. All the streets in
the business district of the city and in
the neighborhood of the different head
quarters are congested with the oount
less thousands of visitors.
, Every one seems to be on the' move,
as if the coming breezes from the Pa
oifio are most weloome after a journey
through the burning alkali plains.
Men and women alike are decked
with ribbons of purple and gold, En
deavor colors, on which are words an
nouncing their state and town. Streams
of delegates poured into the pavilion
throughout the night and this forenoon,
and the young women engaged in the
reigstration department was prepared
for anything, and not even the big Mas
sachusetts delegation could rattle them.
: The busiest scenes this morning are
about the California headquarters.
There are 80,000 Endeavorers in Cali
fornia, and it seems as though most of
them intended putting in an appearance
at some time during the convention.
Not the least attractive part of this part
of the pavilion is the soore of pretty
California girls who are engaged in dis
tributing badges and imparting info)
mation to all those who call.
Oregon and Washington.
The work of decorating the different
state booths is about completed, and
the installing of the coat-of-arms of
each state on the different booths has
given life and color to every nook in
the building. One of the largest and
handsomest booths is that of Oregon,
deoorated in purple and gold, the state
name appearing in gold letters. The
other Northern coast state, Washing
ton, has handsome quarters, violet and
white being the predominant colors.
These Passed Ogden..
Salt Lake, July 12. The Endeavor
westbound movement is practically
over, rne Kio lirande western han
dled 71 trains, oarrying 17,232 passen
gers, from Grand Junction to Ogden.
Again at Flood Mark. -
Minneapolis, July 12. The , Missis
sippi river is within six inches of the
highest mark reached in the unprece
dented floods of April last. Between
4,000 and 5,000 men are out of employ
ment as a result of the necessary clos
ing down of sawmills, and there will
be heavy losses on logs if the rise con
tinues. The new power dam has been
damaged, repairs resulting from the
freshet being in progress and the work
being wholly unprepared for this unex
pected flood.
The President and Members of the Cab
inet Attended the Services. '
Washington, July 13. An impres
sive funeral service over the late Isham
G. Harris occurred in the senate cham
ber today in the presence of President
McKinley and members of the house of
representatives, members of the diplo
matic corps, and officials from all
branches of public life. - ' . . ,'
The desk of the late . senator Was
heavily bound in crape with a crape
scarf thrown over the vacant seat. In
a semi-circular area immediately in
front of the presiding officer stood the
casket, resting on heavy black draped
pedestals and literally buried in floral
offerings.! At the head of the casket
and reposing in part on the desk of the
officers was the floral tribute of the sen
ators. It was of galax leaves, sago
palms and bride' roses made as a
wreath, out of which three white
doves with outstretohed wings ascend
ed. At 12 o'clock Rev. Hugh Johnston,
acting chaplain, delivered an invoca
tion which referred tothe long and val
uable services of Senator Harris, his
sturdiness of purpose and unfailing reo
tiude". V.
, Senate officials announced the arrival
of the various officials. The president
and cabinet were announced at 12:15
o'clock. President McKinley came
first, i accompanied by Secretary . Sher
man, with Secretaries Gage, Alger,
Wilson, Attorney-General , McKcnna
and Secretary Porter following. Across
the aisle were the escort of senators,
each wearing a broad white silk badge
of mourning from shoulder to hip. ,
: The services were brief and simple,
consisting only of, prayes by Rev. Mr.
Johnston, Rev. Dr. Duffy, of the Methf
odist Episcopal church south, and
Chaplain Condon, of the house of rep-
resentatives, the latter pronouncing the
benediction. At the conclusion of the
prayers, the vice-president arose and
said: ... v., '..-." - l;
"The funeral service is closed, and
the body of our late brother will now
be committed to the charge of the offi
cers of the senate and a committee of
the two houses to be conveyed to his
native state." At 12:80, on motion of
Bate, the senate adjourned.
Two Thousand Persons Were Prostrated
In the East.
Chicago, July 18. The fierce heat
under which the greater portion of the
country has sweltered since the first of
July moderated in many localities to
day, and predictions from the weather
bureau at Washington indicate that
lower temperature will bring general
relief within 24 hours. The records of
prostrations and deaths resulting from
the long heated' term approaches in
magnitude that of a general epidemic.
Reports from all seetionsof the coun
try show that the prostrations number
in the neighborhood ot 2,000, with fa
talities close to 850. In addiiton to
this, there were scores of deaths result
ing indirectly from the intolerable
heat, the death- rate in many of the
large cities showing a fearful increase
over previous years. The Central states
suffered more severely than other sec
tions, the heat being most deadly in
'Chioago, Cincinnati and St. Louis. In
the number of fatalities this city heads
the list with 87 deaths, Cincinnati and
suburban points reporting 65, and St.
Louis 42. Throughout the South the
heat was intense, but ' the , death rate
was much lower than in the North.
Made Good the Shortage.
: Fairhaven, Wash., July 13. A ca
blegram from Buenos Ayres announces
that J. A. Kerr has effected a settle
ment with Winfield Scott Parke' for
$12,000 on account of Parker's shortage
as tax collector of Fairhaven for 1891,
Parker, in "boom days" as tax collect
or, handled large sums of money. No
vember 26, 1891, he asked for two
weeks' leave of absence, which was
granted. At the same time he paid
over about 140,000, thus allaying sus
picion and rendering escape sure. His
shortage was not discovered for ' more
than a month. It amounted to some
thing over $12, 000. One thousand dol
lars reward was offered, but to no avail.
Several detective agencies attempted
to arrest him, but signally failed.
Finally, the matter was :put in the
hands of Kerr & McCord, attorneys here,
who located him in Buenos Ayres.
About six weeks ago. Kerr started for
Argentine with full power to comprom
ise the shortage, with the above result.
A Mysterious Death. ;
San Francisco, July 13. Ex-State
Senator W. M. Dixon, of Warm Springs,
Alameda county, is trying to ascertain
the cause of the death of his sister,
Mrs. Eliza Johnston, which occurred
while en route to California on one of
the Christian Endeavor trains.
The death occurred under peculiar
oiroumstanoes. Mrs. Johntson was a
wealthy widow living at Kansas City,
where she had large landed possessions.
She was 71 years old. On her trip she
was accompanied by a dranddaughter.
When the train reached Reno, Nev.,
the granddaughter missed Mrs. John
ston. After muoh , telegraphing, the
railroad people finally located Mrs.
Johnston at Wadsworth, Nev., where
she subsequently died. How she left
the train or what caused her death are
questions now being investigated by
Mr. Dixon and the railorad officials.