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The Hood River Glacier.
O It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. IX. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEM13EK 10, 1897. s ' y' .. NO. 16.
Epitonle of the Telegraphic
- " News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Items From
the New and the Old World In a
A lire in Philadelphia destroyed
$600,000 worth of property.
A Portland company has offered to
build a sugar beet faotory in . La
" G. J. Layzell was killed and Claude
Hawthorne severely injured by a fire
on a launch in Astoria, Or.
Falls ' Company, manufacturers of
cotton goods, in Norwich, Conn., have
, started up on full time, giving employ
ment to 500 hands. , .
The New Orleans health authorities
nave sent out notioe of a death by yel
. low fever in that city. Quarantine has
been 'declared ' by several Southern
A rioh strike is reported in the
Schroder' mine, in Yreka, Cal.t on the
1,200-foot level, the vein averaging
four feet in width, and running $130 to
Edward Lyons, a patient at the Ore
gon state insane asylum hung himself
to a tree in the asylum grounds. He
was committed from Multnomah oounty
last March. '.,',. '
In the Milford labor union, at its
games in Milfqrd, Mass., H. S. Dono-,
van, of Natick, ran 100 yards in 9
seconds, hrpftkino the world's rennrd hv
one-tenth of a second, according to the
., George W. Clark broke the -world's
high-dive record by jumping off the
railing of the Halstead-street life bridge
in Chicago, when the structure was
raised to an elevation of 165 feet above
the Chicago river. The diver was
" tftkfin nnfc'nf thpi river nnininrftd ' flnd
was placed under arrest by the police.
.The Washington Star says: It is
stated that S. D. North, of Boston, has
' been selected as superintendent of the
lie a i ucuDua. niju tijab liio a uuuiiAiaucu b
will be made as soon as necessary legis
. lation can be enacted. The president
is said to favor the establishment of a
permanent bureau on census, and is
likely to express some views on that
subject in his next message to congress.
Wild horses have become a nuisance
in Northern Arizona, and Attorny
General Frasier has been asked if they
. may not be legally slaughtered. That
vicinity has been overrun by several
large bands, hundreds in number, un
branded and unclaimed by any one.
Tney have rapidly increased in number
and have .become wilder than deer and
vicious as well, . The matter has been
referred to the livestock board.
, : A Phoenix, Ariz., dispatoh says it is
expected that work will be resumed
1 within 60 days on the great Rio Verde
irrigation enterprise which is to redeem
200,000 acres of the finest land in the
Salt river valley. Of the 150 miles of
canals that ' will constitute the Rio
Verde irrigation system, 22 have been
dug, and a large amount of work, cost
ing altogether $200,000, has been done
at and near the head works.
"We are on the verge of a great min
ing eta,','; remarked Clarence King,
former chief of the United States geo
logical survey, in Denver. "The time
is not far distant when a man can start
, out of Denver and travel to Klondike,
stopping every night at a mining camp.
Already two American stamp mills are
. 1 .1 , i .. n
pounuing uway on lie uuruer ui uio
Straits of Magellan, and the day is ap
proacihng when a chain of mining
camps will extencj from Cape Horn to
St. Michaels." ' .
The supreme court of. Oregon has de
' cided that a jury cannot be discharged
on Sunday. -..''.'
Mrs. John Drew, the famous actress,
diet! at Larchmont, N. Y., after an ill-
ftess of three years.
Table cutters employed in the four
largest glove faotories in Gloversville,
N. Y., have struck for an advance in
wages. About 800 skilled men are out.
By a vote of 53 to 85 the Pennsyl
vania state Democratic committee de
clared vacant the seat of William Har
rity in the national . Democratic com
At a Spanish cabinet council it was
oeciaea to summon tne next ciass oi
80,000 reserves, 27,000 of whom will
be sent to Cubaand 18,000 to the Phil
A landslide occurred at tunnel No. 4,
on the Northern Pacific, ' several miles
west of the summit of the Cascades.
Eastbound and westbound trains were
delayed. ' : 1
A genuine flying machine, it is said,
was seen at Sterling, Colo., a few days
ago by G. A.-Nenstein.- Mr. Nenstein
noticed a large black object in the
southeastern part of the heavens, trav
eling rapidly toward the northeast. He
watched it pass clear aoross the heavens,
mnvincr miitfi ranidlv in a straight line.
He wafched it until it passed out of
flight, and is oonvinoed that it was a
'bona fide Hying machine.
HORSES FOR ARMY USE.
Practical Tent of Those From the Range
Has Demonstrated Their Value. -
Chicago, Sept. 8. "No horses in the
world except the range horses of our
Western states are fit for military pur
poses, and I think the trip just fin
ished by my cowboy friends proves my
The foregoing remark was made by
Dr. William A. Bruett, special commis
sioner of the bureau of animal industry
of the department of agriculture. He
was at his home in this city, and with
him were two stalwart, sunburned
young men, William and Bert Gabriel.
"These young men," continued Mr.
Bruett, "have just demonstrated that
the bronchos and range hprses of our
plains can cover a distance of 2,400
miles in 90 days and subsist on grass
and water along the route, without
grain, and, more important still, from
a military point of view, without being
shod. , I can say without fear of con
tradiction that no other horses in the
world could have made the trip under
the circumstanoes. v
"The route, beginning at Sheridan,
Wyo., and ending at Galena, this state,
covered all kinds of country, turf, sand,
rock, clay and mud. When they en
tered he last 100 miles the horses were
in as good .condition in every way as
when they" started from Wyoming, but(
lrom ' Dubuque to Waterloo,: la., the
road along the Mississippi was either
over jagged rocks or through deep mud.
"The heels and frogs of the horses'
feet were so badly bruised that, al
though they could have oompleted the
distance to Chicago, 1 telegraphed the
men to Tet the noble little animals stop
at Galena. Had the horses been shod
at Sioux City, as 1 telegraphed, know
ing the roads over whioh they Would
have to travel to Chicago, they would
have reached here in first-class condi
tion on Saturday. .The telegram failed
to reaoh the men and they- brought the
horses through under my original in
structions. ' - .
"As a test of the endurance of the
Western horse, I am, sure the depart
ment of agriculture will.be more than
satisfied with the result, as it demon
strates that the animal is all that has
been claimed. As , I said before, no
other horses in the world oould have
made such a trip under such conditions.
I believe it will change the opinions of
foreign governments, Who have felt
that our range horses were too light for
''It is a fact not known, as I said be
fore, that the range horse has in his
veins the blood of the thoroughbred and
the standard-bred. Percheron, Clydes
dale, Hambletonian and other famous
strains. Stallions of these classes have
been sent to the ranches, and the result
is an increase in the size and quality of
the horse. ' Range hones, as they are
called in distinction from bronchos,
range in weight from 950 to 1,150
pounds. The bronohos, which are ' of
Spanish origin and have no improved
blood in them, weigh from 750 to 900
"We believe the performance of the
two horses which have just come from
Wyoming will influence the German
and English army agents and exporters
for 'domestic purposes to try our West
CAPSIZED AND SUNK.
Wreck of the Schooner Agnes O. Grace,
(With Four Big Guns.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 8. The three
masted sohooner Agnes O. Grace,' of
Bangor, Me., capsized and sunk this
morning 21 miles eaBt of Tybee. Her
orew came ashore and landed at War-'
The schooner, sailed from New York
August 28, with a cargo of salt for Sa;
vannah and four 16 ton guns for the
Tybee fortifications. ; All down the
coast she was driven by a fierce north
easter, and on Saturday night she came
off Tybee laboring heavily in the gale.
An effort was made to bring her to and
save her being driven further south, but
when she brought to, the wind began
to toss the vessel, and the big guns,
whioh formed part of her deck load,
drifted' loose from their lashings and
took possession of the deck. The crew
was driven into the rigging, and the
iron monsters plunged about as the
vessel heaved in the sea, making every
effort to recapture them almost certain
death. About 8 o'clock in the morning
an unusually heavy swell tossed,' all
four guns into the port scuppers, and
the vessel heeled under the immense
weight, tried to right, but staggered
as the green water broke fiercely in
over the bulwarks. She capsized and
sank. ' I ' A , .'.'-.
Blown on a Reef During a Storm.
New York, Sept. 8. -A dispatch to
the Herald from Montevideo Says: The
United States gunboat Castine, which
has been stationed in these waters for
some time, ran aground yesterday out
side the bay during a heavy wind. The
vessel was unable to pull away, and
the ' steamers Plata and Republica
finally went to her assistance. The
Castine, with their aid, cleared the
reef and was towed into the bay. ' Just
what damage was done to the gunboat
is not known, but an examination is
now being made. '
( Snow Storm In Scotland.
Edinburgh, Sept. 7. A snow storm
has swept over Scotland. The Gram
pian hills are completely covered with
Caused Two Terrible Explo
sions In Indianapolis.
LOSS OF PROPERTY LARGE
Six Persons Were Burned to Death and
Thirty More Seriously Injured The
Scene a Heartrending One.
Indianapolis, Sept. 7. Broad Rip
ple, a suburb of Indianapolis, 10 miles
from the city proper, was this morning
the scei e of the most terrible disaster
thpt has ever visited this state. Six
people were burned to1 death and 80
people are lying in the homes of neigh
bors, burned, scarred ind racked with
pain from broken bones. ,: Four build
ings, occupying a block of the town,
are in ruinsj Of the six dead, nothing
but charred and blackened bones, with
hanging strips of foul-smelling flesh,
remain. Two of the dead are still un
identified, there being no way of identi
fication, except by listing those who are
At 1Q o'clock a foul odor was noticed
in the drugstore of J. L. Watts, and a
lamp in the dark room, used for ama
teur photography, -went out. It was
lighted, and as the burning match was
thrown to the floor, streaks of flame of
a bluish tint ran along the joints be
tween the boards, showing the presence
of escaping natural gas, and then up
The : next , instant, the explosion
came. The walls were hurled in every
direction and the top of the building
fell with a crunching, grinding sound,
covering everything. Fire broke out,
and shrieks could be heard from those
beneath. Of the seven persons in the
store, three were burned alive. The
rest are still alive and may recover.
A hundred persons were at work on
the ruins trying to save lives in Gresh
ke's grocery adjoining, pulling at the
ruins to save those buried beneath.
While thus engaged, and 20 minutes
after the first explosion', a second came
from beneath the grocery. It was a
mighty roar and hurled the building to
atoms. Forty people were knocked
senseless, strewn in all directions with
broken bones and bruised bodies, while
as many more escaped with small
bruises. The shock made the ' whole
town quiver. ' Beneath the ruins,
Phius Greschke, the grocefyman, was
caught and crushed to death. His body
was recovered before it was entirely
burned. The ruins , were added to
those of the building adjoining, demol
ished by the first explosion,, and the
whole mass, together with a cottage
and a livery stable, was burned. Only
the bucket brigade was on hand in
time to do any good, and probably it
only prolonged the agony of the victims
who were burned.
The disaster was caused by natural
gas leaking into the cellars of . the
buildings from & three-inch main that
ran into the street, and from which the
houses are supplied. ''.'
THE SUNSHINE MINE HORROR.
Further - Particulars of the Kxploslon
Near Glenwood Springs.
Glenwood Springs, Colo., Sept. 7.
The bodies of 12 miners who were
killed by a coal-dust explosion in the
Sunshine mine of the Colorado Fuel &
Iron Company were brought to this city
today and prepared for burial. Coro
ner Clark empaneled a' jury, which
viewed the remains. The force of the
explosion had completely crushed each
bone in the 2 bodies, so that the "re
mains were merely masses of flesh and
This mine is the oldest of the Spring
Gulch group. Two entries below the
one in whioh the accident occurred
bave been worked out. Those two cov
ered a distance of 600 feet above the
level of the' creek.
The stope which proved the death
trap of the 12 men is usually the work
ing place of ' 40 toilers. Yesterday the
main force were employed, in the entry
250 feet above the level where the ex
plosion occurred. The explosion broke
away the stopage from the lower work
ed out stopes and the two working
stopes were at once filled with the
deadly black damp. An idea of the
force of the explosion can be had when
it is seen that timbers, many 22 inches
in diameter, were twisted and broken
as though they were mere pipestems.
Local Superintendent Ben Davis now
lies dangerously ill from the effects of
black damp breathed while bringing
out tne dead bodies.
, Rockefeller's Generosity. '
Boston, Sept. 7.. John D. Rockefel
ler, in pursuance of a promise to the
American Baptist Missionary Union
and the American Baptist Home Mis
sionary Society, has sent his check for
the balance of the $250,000 to be given
by him oh oondition that the two so
cieties should raise $236,000. On Au
gust 1 the American Baptist Mission
ary Union, with headquarter in Tre
mont Temple, this city, received
Mr. Rockefeller's check for $121,267.
Now the American Baptist Home Mis
sionary Society, the headquarters of
whioh are in New York, has received a
check for the amount necessary to can
cel its indebtedness. This contribu
tion is the largest gift ever made ' to
the missionary cause.
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HOPS SPOILING FAST.
A Few Growers Made an Attempt to
Pick In the Rain.
Portland, Or., Sept. 8. An effort
was made to pick hops in a few of the
yards in Oregon yesterday, but the
work was generally retarded by the wet
weather, and, in some sections, by a
scarcity of pickers.. The growers still
try to keep a stiff upper lip, but the
tenor of the reports indicate that the
hop crop in Oregon has already been
damaged enough to make it fall short
at least 25 per cent of the average
yield. ... . .. ' ,. . " - ;- ,..
The opinion of most interested per
sons in the grain districts of the North
west is that wheat has not yet been
materially injured, and that, should
the weather clear up in a day or two,
farmers may put all their wheat where
it will be out of danger. In all of this
district, Forecast Official Pague, of the
United States weather bureau, at Port
land, Or., in his report, made up at 5
P. M. yesterday, ; says that ,r heavy
showers occurred and that the wind
prevailed from the south. His forecast
is that the weather is' still unsettled,
and that occasional light showers may
be expected. - His correspondents
. throughout the district report as fol
"The Dalles, Or. Weather cloudy;
strong north, drying wind; .02 of an
inch fell last night; threshing today."
"Weston, Or. Yesterday and today
.70 of an inch of rain fell; no damage
reported; work still delayed; ceased
raining; cloudy." . - '-;
. "Pendleton, Or. Temperature, 68
legrees; .87 of an inch rain fell;
weather , clearing; great i damage to
"Pomeroy, Wash. Rainfall, 1.23
inches since yesterday noon, wetting
stacked and causing uncut grain to fall,
"Hepner, Or. Rain since la3t re
port, .48 of an inch; occasional showers
today; clearing now."
"Colfax, Wash. Rainfall, .69 of an
inch; .39 of an inch fell before grain
was injured, rain endangering whole
harvest of standing grain; very little
grain is stacked. "
In Marion County. .
. Butteville, Or., Sept. 8. Hops are
spoiling fast. Growers of experience
predict that should the present cloudy,
rainy weather continue, the hop crop
will be entirely ruined in a few days.
Hopgrowers here are quite short of
help to pick the hops. " This is account
ed for by the fact that the Growers'
Association decided to pay only 80
cents a box, and did not raise the prioe
in time to retain, many whom they had
engaged. J. S. Vaughan, A. Cone,
Peter Feller and a very few others have
Salem, Or., Sept. 8. The prospect
of fair weather is more encouraging to
night , thah for the two days past.
There was a light shower today, but
little time was lost by hoppickers.
There is a considerable amount of hops
yet to be saved, if the weather permits.
PANIC IN A THEATER.
San Francisco Orpheum Patrons Have
a Close Call With Fire.
San Francisco, Sept. 8. Fire in the
Orpheum theater just before the close
of the performance last ' night created
much excitement and a panic attended
with loss of life was narrowly averted.
The casualties were confined to slight
injuries to a few persons. ;
, In the theater there is an electrical
apparatus known as the cinematograph
by which pictures are thrown on a
white ground on the stage. It is oper
ated from a small closet built on the
front of the gallery. The sides of the
closet were of muslin. This material
caught fire and began dropping on the
heads of the audience below. A cry of
"fire" was raised, and a rush for the
exits was made. One man: pushed his
arm through a glass door and was badly
cut. An elderly lady was thrown down
and trodden on, but was 'revived and
taken away by her daughter..- A man
jumped from a second-story:, window
and his head was cut in several places.
The fire was extinguished before it
spread. Within a few minutes the ex
citement had subsided and the per
formance was continued to the end of
the programme with the exception of
the cinematograph pictures.
Mutilated Corpse in. a I.onely Wood. :
Washington, Sept. 8. The little vil
lage of Laurel, Md., 19 miles from
Washington, is much excited over a
imurder mystery. A boy hunting' in
the woods near the village this morn
'ing found a nude human body.. The
coroner of the county was " notified and
went to the place. He found that the
body was that of a woman in fiuoh an
advanced state of 1 decomposition as to
make identification very difficult if. not
impossible. The head had been com
pletely severed from the body, as had
also the left hand and the left foot.
The hand and foot were missing, but
the head lay a short distance from the
body. f'-- 1 1 -' -'
It was impossible to estimate the age
of the woman correctly, but she seemed
to have been under 50. The nails of
the right hand seemed to have been
well cared for : and indicated that the
woman had not been accustomed to
hard work. : ' , 1 : :.
As far as learned no woman is miss
ing in that locality, and the offioials
have no clue as to the murderer. , .
EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
News Gathered In All the Towns of
Our Neighboring States Improve
ment Noted In All Industries Oregon.
It is estimated that 1,280,000 prunes
were shipped in the three oars that left
The Dalles for Chicago recently. That
number could about - supply nearly
everybody in Chicago with one Dalles
A plan is on foot in Pendleton to
raise $16,000, to be invested in build
ing a first-class racetrack. Nearly
enough subscriptions have been prom
ised to make up a joint stock company
with the required capital. 1
Albert Geiser, who recently purchased
the Pyx mine, in Baker oounty, for
$15,000, sold the property this week to
New York parties for $30,000. All
mining properties in this section of the
state are advancing in value.
The vicinity of Bly, on Sprague riv-'
er, in Klamath county, was the scene
of a cyclone one day last week. Exten
sive damage was done to fencing, out
buildings and hayricks at an estimated
loss of several thousand dollars. '
The Indians on the Siletz are object
ing because, when they get drunk, un
der the law passed by congress, they
get at least 30 days in jail, while a
white man can get drunk without be
ing sent up for more than five days'. .
' The grain crop of Grant county is
something enormous this year, es
pecially wheat; and, with the good
round price it is bringing in the mar
ket, will put the farmers in , a fine
financial condition for the coming year.
On the 1897 assessment roll, in Lane
county, all church parsonages are as-,
sessed. This is the first time they have
been included in the assessable prop
erty of Lane county. All lots' owned
by churches, but not' occupied by
churches, are also assessed.
The Umatilla reservation has been
nearly deserted by the Indians, who
enjoy summering as well as the pale
faces. Many have gone to the John
Day mountains and the Wallowa lake
to hunt and fish. Over 200 are pick
ing hops in the Yakima country. ' ;
;, Estimates of the wheat crop of Union
county for 1897 range from 1,250,000
bushels to 2,000,000. While the latter
figure is considered rather high, yet
when the facts of increased aoreage and
better crops of this year, as compared
with others, are taken into ensidera
tion, it is not improbable that the out
put will reach that amount. ,
Craig Blankenship, of South Salem,
is packing eggs for the Klondike trade.
The eggs are dipped in a preparation to
preserve them before they are packed.
It is the intention of Mr. Blankenship
to ship his eggs to the Klondike' next
spring. The demand' has not oaused
any noticeable advance in price, but
has stiffened the egg market here.
The law preventing Oregon sheep-
raisers from driving their sheep into
Washington doesn't seem to permit of
reciprocity. ' More than 10,0000 sheep
that would have crossed the Columbia
at Arlington have been kept out of
Washington; but thousands of Wash
ington sheep have been driven all along
the border into the mountain ranges of
Eastern Oregon, so the Oregon sheep,
Grouse are reported to be quite
plentiful on Blue Mountain.
Congressman James Hamilton Lewis
arrived in Spokane, from ; Washington,
last week, on his way to the Sound.
There are 62,000 Bheep owned in Kit
titas county. Besides this number,
many bands summer there on the moun
tain ranges. - , '
A party of prospectors from Seattle
are reported to have made a rich strike
in the Olympios about 18 miles from
A telephone line is to be erected at
once from Oakesdale to Thornton, Sun
set and St John. ' Work will begin as
soon as the mateiral can be had.
A Taooma carpenter,- while walking
in his sleep, fell from a two-story win
dow to the ground. Nothing but his
nap and a little skin were broken.
Salmon for the interior and transcon
tinental shipment have begun to arrive
in Tacoma from lower Pnget sound can
neries, and the traffic is expected to
soon be brisk.
The firm of Balfour. Guthrie & On ...
for the first time in the history of the
crop hop industry in Yakima county, is
biwinir in that cnunt.v this ver. v Tb
firm recently bought 1,200 bales on a
Two ' wagon-loads of immigrants
passed through Walla Walla on their
way to Centralia. ' They started from
Kansas on the 29th of April and have
been traveling ever since. ..., -
Whitman county warrants have re
cently advanced from 95 to 98 cents.
As these warrants only draw 7 per cent
interest, the price offered is considered
good, and as speaking well for the
k Resume of Events in
MICHIPICOTAN GOLD FIELDS.
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First Reports Confirmed by the Sault
Ste. Marie Party, f
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sept. 7.
The , party of goldseekers on the yacht .
Mary Bell returned from Michipicotan .
last evening, after having been in the
new gold fields but three days. They .
say the newly discovered EldoradoJ is
as rich as reported. There were 14 in
the party; and all are responsible busi
ness men of this city. , Each secured
claims upon gold quartz promising big
returns. In all, the party will make
application for 4,000 acres, which were
prospected and staked out while they
were there. Many specimens of quartz,
in which free gold as large as a pin
head can be seen, were brought baok
with them. The specimens y were se
cured from different places on their
claims, which are scattered about.
' ; When the party arrived Tuesday
night there were but six prospectors on
the ground at Lake Wawa, and they
secured good locations. : They are jubil
ant over their finds, and say that the
auriferous deposit evidently is an im-
mense one. Veins of beautiful white
quartz, carrying free gold, exist in the
River and Lake Wawa region. The
original find is an extremely large one,
beyond doubt. The returning prospec-
tors say that where the veins are laid
bare, the gold particles can . be seen '
everywhere in the quartz. .
- When the party left Saturday, at
least 200 prospectors had arrived,, and
they passed several parties going in. -The
shores of Lake Wawa were dotted '
with tents, and within the three days
they were there a lively mining camp
had sprung up. The distance from the
mouth of Michipicotan river to Lake
Wawa is not to exceed seven miies,
and the party experienced no difficulty
in getting in and out. With their
camp equipage, the trip was made in
about three hours. The road is well
defined. ' ' .
The reports the Mary Bell party .
brought has set the two Soos wild with
excitement, and an exodus to Klondike,
jr., will begin tomorrow.
RICHER THAN KLONDIKE.
t , . .
According to Reports From the Vaqul
t V Indian Reservation.
Kansas City, Sept. 7.-A special' to
the Journal ' from Sedalia, Mo!', says:
J. W. Corkins, a Sedalia capitalist, and
Leo Cloud, an expert mining engineer
of Cincinnati, representatives of a St.
Louis and Cincinnati syndicate, will
leave tomorrow for the west coast of
Mexico to practically verify the value
of gold placer and quartz mines whioh
have recently been secured by the syn
dicate.. Messrs. Corkins and Cloud
will go direct to Hermosillo, and from
there to the gold fields in the' new El
dorado located in the Yaqui Indian
country, which has just been opened to
entry to white men. This part of Mex
ico has been explored but little by the
whites, but, if reports of the syndi
cate's prospectors are' true; the inland
mountain ranges along the west coast i
of Mexico are richer even than those of
the Klondike. The placer mines are
said to be marvelously rich s in soale
and nugget gold,Nwhile the quartz rock y
in the upper ledges contain, veins of
free-milling ore which assays from $50
to $200 per ton. The syndicate suc
ceeded in keeping the discovery a se
cret while securing its patents and con- 1
cessions, and, if the reports are sub- -stantially
correct, the syndicate will be
able to turn the tide of fortune-hunters
from the gold fields of Alaska to the
Eldorado of Mexico. ; ,
The Span Gave Way.
Santa Rosa, Cal., Sept. 7. A tele
phone message this evening from Dun
can's mills stated that the southbound
train on the Pacific coast road narrowly
escaped serious accident.; A long
bridge Crosses Russian river, near Dun
can's mills, and as the train, a mixed
freight and passenger, was crossing the
third span, one of the piers gave way,
owing to a defective bolt. The greater
part of the train had already passed the
spot in safety, but it. is reported that
one of the freight cars went through
the gap in the long bridge;, fatally in
juring John Blaney, one of the train
crew.' ;';'. - - , '
Four to Get Office.
Portland, Or., Sept. 7. The Oregon
congressional delegation have agreed
upon the following recommendations
for appointment to federal offices in
United States district attorney John
H. Hall, of Portland.
United States marshal Zoeth Hou
ser, of Umatilla county.
Appraiser of customs, ' Willamette -district,
at Portland Colonel Owen
Summers, of Portland. '
Register of United States land office,
at Oregon City T. T. Geer, of Marion
Nitroglycerin In a Buggy.
Monongahela, Pa., Sept. 7. By an
explosion of nitroglycerin this morning
two men and a horse were killed, a
buggy completely demolished and a
bridge across the Monongahela river
badly damaged. Windows in the vi
oinity were broken and residents for
miles awakSned by the concussion. One
of the men is believed to be Charles P.
Rankin, foimerly superintendent of
the Watson Company. , It is supposed
the men had nitroglycerin in the buggy
and that a sudden jolt caused the ex
plosion. , -