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The Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
iiood itivEit, Oregon,. Friday, November 12, isot.
CANADA AND AMERICA.
1 WICK OF 1
WEYLER'S AWFUL WORK.
POWERLESS TO ACT.
Epitome of the ; Telegraphic
; News of the World.
fERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
In Interesting Collection of Item From,
the New; and the Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
, ' Three men were burned to death in
a fire at Hot Springs,' Ark.
Marshal Blanco has extended a full
pardon to all rebels in Cuba. -
Steps were taken at a mass meeting
of miners held at Marquette, 111., to
'. continue the coal strike throughout the
winter. - .
A rumor has reached Simla that a
native officer and 85 Sikhs belonging
to the Kurram column have been inter
cepted by the tribesmen in a ravine
.Two men met death in Southern Or-
egon. , One ;,was i struok and . hurled
from a trestle by a train on the South
ern Pacific, the other was run over by
the same train while switching in the
yard at Grant's Pass.
A Naples dispatch says Mount Vesu
' vius is in great activity. A mass of
lava is pouring out from the Artio de
Cavello crater, which opened in 1895.
Two wide streams are flowing down in
the direction of Vitrova and Hiano del
A terrible famine is raging in the
province of Arohangel, Russia. Many
have already died of starvation. The
people wander about reduoed almost to
skeletons, the heads swollen to the size
of baskets. The only means of subsist
. ence is tea. - '
The ohamber of commerce of San
Francisco, has sent the following mes
sage to President McKinley: "In the
name of humanity and patriotism, the
ohamber of commerce of San Francisco
respectfully urges upon you the prompt
dispatch of the revenue cutter Bear to
the Arctic, under command of Captain
Healy, with disoretionary orders, fully
equipped and provisioned, to resoue
over 400 men imprisoned by ioe near
,t Point Barrow, and . with authority to
use, if necessary, reindeer, at the gov
ernment station, to facilitate the land
ing." The United States supreme court has
affirmed the decision of the lower court
in the case of the interstate commerce
commission against the Alabama Mid-
. land and the Georgia Central railways,
and others. The case arose out of
charges by citizens of Alabama that the
companies were disregarding the long-and-short-haul
clause of the interstate
commerce law. The point at issue was
whether, when there was competition
between railroads and water transpor
tation, the ro?ds must file lower rates
with interestate commerce commmis
eioh, and it was decided in the nega-
,, tive by the oourt. ' ,
The arjsrohists of New York cele
brated the 1 1th anniversary of the oon'
viction of their comrades in CI.wTjjo,
at a public meeting. There --were
, about 500 anarchists in the audience.
Johann Most presided and spoke of the
' "canaille of capitalism,", which he said
congratulated itself that the sooial
question had been squelohed, and that
peaoe and order prevailed. He wanted
to tell the political bandits that'the
anarchists were not gathered to mourn
or to shed tears, but to sing a song of
triumph, for the future was not far, off. "
He called the government a cowboy
government, with apologies to cowboys,
and tickled his hearers by saying only
one bomb was fired in the Haymarket,
but it did excellent execution.
, The monthly statement of the public
debt shows at the close of business Oc
tober SO, debt, less cash in treasury,:
amounting to $1, 020, 563, 901, an in
crease for the month of $8,441,188.
A section of scaffolding around the
WabaBh building in St. Louis, recently
partially destroyed by fire, gave way,
oarrying eight workmen into a mass of
debris, Two were fatally injured and
four seriously hurt.
. During a fire at Hornot's dyeing and
scouring establishment in Philadelphia,
Pa., a large can of benzine exploded.
Thirteen firemen were seriously burned.
It is feared some of them may ' lose
their eyesight. The loss by fire waa
The Sparta stage was held up by two
masked men three miles from Baker
City, Or. The highwaymen had a
, lantern, which frightened the horses,
and the ooach was capsized. The driver
grabbed the mail sack and reached Ba
ker City safely.
Attorney-General Fitzgerald, of Cal
ifornia, submitted a motion to the su
preme court at Washington, to dismiss
or affirm in the case of W. H. T. Dur
rant. The case involves the proceed
ings against Durrant for murder. The
case was taken .under advisement.
The people of Canton turned out in
large numbers to welcome President
McKinley upon his arrival home. He
was escorted to his residence " by the
., Canton troop, where he was waited
upon by the Commercial Travelers'' As
r tociation and a large delegation of
' workmen from Duebw Heights, most
f t frem the Duebe watch works.
The Premier and President to Have a
. Washington, Nov. 10. The authori
ties here have -been advised that the ar
rival tomorrow of Sir Wilfred Laurier,
premier of Canada; Sir Louis Davies,
minister of marine in the Laurier cabi
net, and other officials of the Domin
ion, is to have an important bearing,
not only on the Behring sea settlement,
but on all the pending questions which
have been soncres of international com
plication between the United States
and Canada, namely, the passage of
the alien-labor laws to and from Can
ada, the North Altantic fisheries ques
tion, the presenoe of many Americans
in the Klondike territory belonging
to Canada, and in the mining regions
of British Columbia, tl e flatteries
trouble along the Great Lakes,? the
bonding privilege granted Canadian
railroads, the controversy ovei' the
rights in Fraser river, British Colum
bia, and in' Puget sound, and also the
question of a reciprocity arrangement
between the United States and Canada.
There is direct and definite informa
tion that Sir Wilfred comes prepared
to take up all these questions, and if
possible include . them in one general
settlement whereby the constant fric
tion they have engendered may be over
come. On some of these subjects he
will confer with President McKinley,
and on at least one of them, that relat
ing to alien ' laborers crossing the bor
der, he will suggest such mutual modi
fications of present restrictions as in his
opinion may be of material advantage
to the thousands of Americans now in
the Klondike country, and at the same
time will be of advantage to Canada
along the eastern borders. . ..
The essential features of Sir Wilfred's
mission were communicated to the
officials, and are given out by per
sons fully advised of the premier's
plans, and it can be said the sugges
tions that the decks be cleared of exist
ing disputes between Canada and the
United States met with the favor of the
Sir Wilfred Laurier and his associ
ates will urge strongly that the labor
immigration question be settled, and
on this point will confer with the pres
ident. Under the premier's direction
the Canadian parliament passed an
alien-immigration law last spring, by
which oontractois of American labor
would be debarred from competing in
the work on the Crow's Nest pass rail
way, a government undertaking in
Western Canada. On the other hand,
it is claimed by the Canadians that
5,000 Americans are in the Klondike
territory, belonging to Canada, jmd
that 10,000 American contract laborers
are working in the mines of Brijisb
Columbia. The United. States iniiiu;
grations laws, it is asserted, areiad
ministered with harshness along ithe
Canadian border, and are a daily soferce
of irritation. Sir Wilfred therefore
will suggest that the cause of irritation
be removed on both sides, and it is un
derstood that he is prepared to offer a
repeal of Canadian restrictions in''the
Klondike and other regions, if the ad
ministration of the American law is
made more lenient. 3 i
In this connection the co-operation of
the United States is desired in plans of
the Canadian authorities to make an
easy route to the Klondike. Thejn-o-posed
route is by boat from Fort Wyan
gel to the Stickeen river, which i in
territory belonging to the United
States, and up the Stickeen via Teslin
lake, to the Yukon river and thence to
the gold fields. As the .Stickeen river
is on American soil, it is desired to
overcome any possible controversy, al
though the treaty of Washington is
said to make the navigation of the river
free to Canadians and Americans alike.
The need of this route tinder the pat
rongae of the Dominion iB felt by the
Canadian premier to be imperative, in
order that 10,000 Australians can reach
the Klondike in the spring. A total of
15,000 colonists are expected to head
In the matter of reciprocity, the gen
eral purpose of the negotiations will be
to give the United States the benefit of
the minimum clause of the present
'Canadian law in exchange for the 20
per cent reduction allowed under the
Dingley law. The desire of Sir Wil
fred and his associates will be to con
fine the arrangement to a few import-
ant articles, allowing time to develop
its usefulness ana extend its scope. Un
the part of Canada the articles likely
to be proposed for reciprocity are coal,
lumber and barley. On the part of the
United States the articles likely to fig
ure are coal, oil, corn, railroad and
electric supplies, machinery of all
kinds, agricultural implements, native
woods, watches and clocks, cotton and
certain forms of iron and steel.
Belief for the Whaling; Fleet.
Washington, Nov. 10. There was a
conference at the White House today
attended" by Secretaries Gage, Long
and Alger, Commodore Melville and
Commander Dickens, of the navy, and
Captain Showalter, oommander of the
revenue service, to consider means foi
relief of the American whaling fleet
said to be icebound in Behring sea. - It
was decided to send the revenue cutter
Bear to the relief of the whalers.
Orders have been issued to put the
Bear in commission for , the voyage,
and Captain Showalter says she. will
bs ready to sail at soon as the can b
provisioned, which will take but
short time. . ,
ONLY TWO MEN WERE SAVED
Story of the Survivors Worst Storm on
the Lakes In Years Other Vessels
Had a Hard Time With the Gale.!
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 9. The follow
ing are the names of 16 of the 19 men
who lost their lives on the steamer
Idaho, which sank during the gale on
Saturday morning above Long point,
on Lake Erie:
Alexander Giles, captain, of Buffalo;
George Gibson, first mate, of Buffalo;
William Clancy, chief engineer',; of
Buffalo; John D. Taylor, steward, of
Buffalo; Nelson Skinner, assistant en
gineer; Louis Gilmer, watchman;
Rhhard McLean, wheelman; Robert
Williams, wheelman; A. J. Richards,
lookout; Henry Thompson, lookout;
Con.rad B. Lankes, 'fireman; William
Gregory, fireman; John Holly, assist
ant fcteward; Frederick Miffort, oiler;
Edward Smith, deckhand, of Roches
ter, and M. Bell, deckhand.
The names of three of the men
drowned are unknown to the steamship
company. -' One was a fireman, an
other a deckhand and a third a porter.
. The names of the two men saved are
Louis Laforoe, junior second mate, and
William Gill, a deckhand, living at
187 Kent street, Rochester. , It is not
known at the office of the Western
Transit Company where the greater
portion of the dead men hailed from. ,
The Idaho went out of commission
three or four years ago, but this tum
mer she was thoroughly overhauled.
After her overhauling she was placed
at the disposition of the. Naval Veter
ans' Association, and by that organiza
tion used as a flagship during the G.
A. R. encampment in August. At the
close of the encampment she was ' put
into commission again as a freighter.
The captain of the ill-fated steamer,
Alexander Gillies', was one of the most
widely known of lake seamen. Pie
was 41 years old, and knew the lake
waters like a book. His brother. Don
ald Gillies, is captain of the' steamer
When the steamer Mariposa arrived
in port, about midnight last night, with
the news of the wreck, and having on
board the two surviving members of
the crew, Captain Root had this to Bay
regarding the storm on the lake and the
resoue of the two men: - .
"It was one of the worst gales I ever
experienced in all my years on the
lakes. We started from . Chicago with
a load of oats. All the way down ' the
lakes we had a fight with the storm,
and I thought once or twice of putting
in somewhere uritil it blew over. I am
glad I did not, for if I had, these two
men who came down with me, would
have joined their mates by this time.
It was about 12:30 in the afternoon
when I first learned of the wreok. I
was on deck when my first mate, My
ron' Chamberlain, came to me and told
me that he had sighted a spar off to
the north, and that he thought there
was a couple of men clinging to it. He
pointed it out to me, and when I got
my glasses on it, I could distinguish
the men plainly. : We were running
under a good head of steam at the
time, and I put on more and made for
the spar. When nearing it I was puz
zled how to help the men off, for I
could not lower a boat in such a storm.
Finally I circled about the spar until I
ran alongside, and my men picked the
poor fellows off. They had to drag
them away from the spar by force,, for
the men bad been there so long that
their arms were numb and twitted
about the mast and almost frozen fast
there. JVhen we got the men on board,
we put Jhem in bunks, and gave them
warm food and soup, - and had them
feeling' pretty good when we reached
THE PARIS EXPOSITION.
Major Handy Says It Will Be the Bis;.
(est of Its Kind. ' .
New York, Nov. 9. Major Handy,
who is still in very poor health, said,
in the course of a brief interview today:
"I succeeded beyond expectation in
securing spaoe in the exposition. I
waa handicapped somewhat by the faot
that the American government did not
accept the invitation of France for an
award pf space until a year after the
invitation was extended. The . Euro
pean countries were a little quicker
with their acceptances, and so when I
arrived it was to find the other com
missioners there. The United; States
received altogether 200,000 square feet
of space. I feel safe in predicting that
the exposition will eclipse anything of
the kind in the past." 1
Playwright and Critic Fight a Duel.
Paris, Nov. 9. A duel was fought
in the Garches forest, near this oity,
between Armand Silvestre, the author
' pf the new play, "Tristine de Leon
ois," and M. Henri Bauer, the critic.
The weapons were swords. M. Silves
tre received so severe a wound in the
arm that be was unable to ontiau tht
Nineteen of the Crew
"Concentrados" Dying; Off By Tens of
Thousands In Western Cuba. -
New York, Nov. 9. A special from
Havana eays: Weyler has gone, but
his purpose to "exterminate the breed"
of the Cuban patriots is being fulfilled.
Staravtion is killing the "concentrados"
by tens of thousands. Hunger is doing
what Spain's 200,000 soldiers cannot
accomplish. The frightful sufferings
of those who survive cry out to the
mercy of the civilized world, The phy
sicians of Havana are now forbidden to
give "starvation" as a oause of death.
A correspondent in the town of San
Domingo writes: . ' Jo.".
"A multitude of sick fall and die in
the Streets here, and lie until, ! after
having served as ignominous spectacles
for some hours, they are collected and
hauled away in carts used for garbage to
the dumping grounds. Most of these
bodies are thrown into the fields to be
eaten by the birds and dogs."
The"birds" of which this correspond
ent writes are vultures. -"'
Both the newspapers which support
ed Weyler and those who opposed him
are now forced to tell the half the truth
about the starving "concentrados "
Here are some whole truths . made (in
Since Weyler'a proclamation driving
the country people into the towns was
issued, half the rural' population" of
Western Cuba has died. Half of those
who survive are so weak, so emaciated,
that the flickering spark of life in them
will surely soon be extinguished. They
cannot survive, although Blanco, the
governor-general, has ordered that ser
vioe rations be issued to them, rations
suoh as his soldiers get. The lives of
the other half of the survivors Blanco
Photographs of starving children
speak louder than any words. These
photographs are taken at Guanabacoa
within an hour's travel of the palace
here. Remember that with natural
affection intensified by suffering the
parents of these children have given to
them every morsel they could 'scrape
together. The mothers of these child
ren deny themselves food, refuse to eat
the miserable scraps of meat and bread
that they may keep life in their child
ren. The children's legs were like
pipestems. One could count their
ribs. Their joints, . made dispropor
tionately large by emaciation, seemed
immense. These are ' hot isolated
cases. There are thousands and . thou
sands like them. , ' '
The assistant mayor of Havana says
that there are 15,000 concentrados in
this city. Ragged, thin and starving,
these people are huddled in the public
buildings. The hospitals are all full
as the graveyards. Certain not more
than 90 per oent of the deaths among
the concentrados in this city are re
ported. But from these official figures
.it is easily learned that the death rate
among the children of the concentrados
in hospitals and public buildings is 90
per cent; among the adults 50 per
oent, and the death rate in the smaller
pities and towns is even larger.
. The absolute fact is that in Havana
the conditions are five times better,
more favorable than anywhere else in
Cuba. Yet the Spanish officials' re
ports prove that 1,778 persons died in
Havana during the month of Septem
ber last, and 2,278 during October.
DURRANT TO GET HIS DUE.
The Supreme Court Declines to Inter
vene to Save Him. '
Washington, Nov. 10. The United
States supreme oourt today affirmed the
decision of the circuit court of Califor
nia refusing a writ of habeas corpus to
William Henry Theodore Durrant,
under sentence pf death for the murder
of Mies Blanche Lamont at San Fran
cisco, in April, 1895. j,.. ...
- The case has attracted attention
throughout the whole United States,
and today's decision permits the law to
take its course with the Condemned
man.1 ; . ' '. : "':
. Chief Justice Fuller announced the
court's decision, but made no remarks
save to cite a few authorities oh which
the court based the decision.
The decision of the Durrant case was
in response to the motion of Attorney
General Fitzgerald to dismiss the case
or affirm the decision of the - court be
low. The chief justice, indulged in no
comment whatever, merely remarking
that the order of the circuit court was
affirmed on the authority of the deci
sions of the court in previous cases.
Attorney -General, Fitzgerald wag
present in the oonrt-room. when the
opinion was rendered, and said it would
insure Durrant's hanging.
" The News at San Franoiseo. ;.
San Francisco, Nov. 10. The news
that the United States supreme court
decided not to interfere with the execu
tion of Durrant spread quickly over the
city today and crowds of interested
people read the announcement eagerly
from the newspaper bulletin boards.
The decision was not unexpected here.
Distriot Attorney Barnes, who conduct
ed the sensational trial, the result of
which was the conviction of ,Durrant
for the murder of Blanche Lamont, was
much pleased with the deoisibn of the
supreme oourt. It paves the way for
the execution of five other murderers
who have been sentenced to death, but
whose execution has . been deferred
pending a deeisioa in the Durrant ease.
Farming in Alaska Neces
,, sarily Very Limited.
mAin'occupation is fishing
Enough of Certain Crops and Animals
Can Be Rasled to Support a Consid
Washington, Nov. 8. Dr. W. H.
Evans and Benton Killin, commission
ers appointed to investigate the agricul
tural possibilities of Alaska, have sub
mitted their reports to Secretary of
Agriculture JWilson. The reports agree
that while comparatively little agri
culture exists there, it is possible that
enough of certain crops and animals
may be grown to sustain a considerable
population, provided proper methods
While Director True, of the division
of experiment stations, does not regard
as feasible the establishment of agri
cultural experiment stations there he
believes that experiments . may be car
ried on in a number of lines with great
The two commissioners spent three
months in investigation on the south
ern coast of Alaska. They report that
the cultivated areas in Alaska are con
fined to small kitchen gardens, in
which are grown many of our earlier
and hardier vegetables. Stockraising
is carried on to a very limited extent.
The possible extension of pasturage
and gardening are quite considerable.
What agriculture will be in Alaska
will be subsidiary to fishing and other
industries according to Mr. Killin's
special report. Fishermen will locate
oh' Alaskan lands and make homes. At
the present rate, Mr. Killin says, the
salmon will soon be destroyed. They
are being fished for in the spawning
waters to such an extent that they have
no opportunity to propogate. The hali
but and herring will last forever, ?
. Timber will not go into the market
nntil the yellow fir, or Douglass pine,
of the Pacific coast, is exhausted, as it
is superior to the Alaskan spruce or
hemlock. Alaskans will not feel the
want of agriculture, as freight from the
coast agricultural districts iy sai 1 i ng
vessels is very cheap. It now costs
but 30 cents a day to provide food for
miners at Turnagain arm, the most re
mote part of Cook inlet. He saya that
the agricultural department can do
nothing in experiment stations in Alas
ka, but it can furnish information.
Mr. Killin says that from the coun
try will be drawn sailors for the mer
chant marine and navy. It can be
done, he thinks, by granting to every.
American citizen who shall establish
himself in a home for five years on the
publio lands and who shall engage in
some occupation on his own account for
the same period, 20-acre tracts of land,
with about 600 feet of water-front.
The latter will make it possible for
boats to be landed and nets to be drawn.
The timber of the 20 acres would
build a boat, a house and furnish fuel.
As fast as the timber is taken off the
land, small fruits and green vegetables
can be grown and grass furnished for
the domestic animals. Grasses' grow
to great perfection. Little was seen of
the cultivation of cereals and small
trnits. . Berries abounded, though prac
tically no attention is paid to their cul
tivation. , , . .
..,.Xb to the country, from the southern
bolndary to Kodiak and Long island,
and from the Pacific to the Alaskan
mountains, the climate is extremely
wt. but not cold. The winters are
.Very long, and the feeding period will
be at least seven months. Cereals
Will not ripen, and the vegetables will
not mature. - . " A
CONVICT SHOT DEAD.
forfeited His Life in an Attempt to Es
,.'"' eape at Salem. . . '.
Salem, Or. , Nov. 8. Otto Krahn,
a conviot in the penitentiary here, for
feited his life this evening about 5
o'clock in the desperate attempt to es
oape. . ' ' - '. '
He was employed in breaking pig
iron in a shed near the foundry, and
shortly before the hour for marching
the men back to their celts, adroitly
improvised a ladder by nailing several
cleats on a pine plank which served as
a track for conveying iron pipes to a
trench being dug between the prison
and the insane asylum on the north.
Placing the plank against the north
wall of the yard, in plain sight of the
wall guard, Jay McCormick, son of J.
H. McCormick, of this oity, and in de
fiance of the guards' repeated warn
ings, he climbed to the opening and
sprang to the ground, fleeing like a
deer toward the asylum. As he leaped
from the wall, the guard fired low,
hoping to check him by wounding him
in the legs, but missed. The second
shot pierced Krahn's body from the
shoulder to the right side, and he fell
dead in his Jtracks 80 feet from the
wall. - . ,
It was McCormick's first day's serv
ice at the penitentiary. ; This was
Krahn's third attempt to escape. He
was a German, 25 yean old. He was
sentenced from Multnomah county in
January, 1898, for eight years for as
sault with intent to eomwit rape.
Secretary Alger's Reply to the Klondike
. Relief Committee. r. .
Boston,' Mass., Ifov. 9. While in .
this city today to visit his son, who is
a Harvard student, Seoretary of War :
Alger was seen in regard to the matter
of the request of the merchants of Port
land, Or., and the Chamber of Com-',
merce of that city, asking his official
assistance in sending supplies to the
Klondike, through the co-operation of
the war department. Seoretary Alger
stated that his department is waiting
to get a report on the matter from Cap
tain Ray. When last heard from Ray
was at Fort Yukon, and was going to
Dawson City. The secretary : has or
dered reindeer to St. Michaels, hoping '
that there are stores of provisions there..
He added: .
"We should have a report soon. Un
til that comes, I cannot do anything,
as I will not know the true condition,
of affairs and' cannot tell ' just . what '
steps it is 4est to take.
"In the matter of the request of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, Ihave . ;
no authority to act in such a case.
Congress is the only body that can
place the forces of our departments at
their disposal for such a thing. If
anything in the way of army transpor- ;
tation, if we had troops there, I could
act on my own responsibility. - As a
citizen,! will do all I can, but officially
I can do nothing without the authori- :
zation of congress."
Illinois Operators Will Attempt t
Break the Strike. ,
Chicago. Nov. 9. -The Times-Herald
eays: Chinese coalminers are to tak '
the place of Americans in the Northers
Illinois district. ' An attempt will . b
made to break the strike that exists,
and 800 skilled coolies have been picked
for the work. They will all bear arms, -live
in a gattling gun equipped stock
ade, and be guarded by 100 forme: ;
Chicago policemen. ' An agent of the
Chinese Six Companies was in Chicago
last week and made a contract with the
Wilmington Coal Company to deliver
the 800 Chinese in the Wilmington
Braidwood diBtrictt. The first consign-
ment of 200 will arrive next Tuesday,
and others will be on hand as soon as
provision can be made to take care of,'
them. Arrangements for an additional
1,000 Chinese miners have been' made,
conditional on the success of the first
venture. ' .... ; ' . . . J.. ''
Elaborate, preparations have ; been
completed to take caro of the first 80fl
Chinese and give them ample protec
CHOIR WOULD NOT SING.
Because the Pastor Advocated ' th
Klection of Low.
New York, Nov. 9. The chorut
choir of the People's church,' of which
Rev. Thomas Dixon, jr. , is pastor, con
sisting of about 40 singers, refused to
sing today out of sympathy with Pro- ;
fessor Agramonte, their leader, because
the pastor last Sunday advocated the
election of Seth Low for mayor. Pro
lessor Agramonte is a Cuban and a
member of the junta here. His son has
been in a Spanish prison in Cuba for
two years. The Cubans say that Seth '
Low-was opposed to any intervention
of, this ' country in Cuban affairs, and ,
has stood against the cause of Cuban
liberty since the outbreak of the last '
war.' ' - '.'.''' . ' -. '.
Mr. Dixon, in his sermon today, said
that he sympathized with Professor
Agramonte, and had advocated voting
for Low last Sunday only because he
stood the best chanoe of election against
Tammany. He was opposed to Low
personally. . - . '
A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION.
Nitroglycerin. Magazine Blew Up With
.'.'. Fatal Results.
New Martinsville, W. Va., Nov. 9,
At Pine Fork today William Conn,
of Cuba, N. Y., drove to thef s nitro
glycerin magazine with a , two horse
wagon to get 12 gallons of nitroglycerin
to shoot some oil wells over .which he
has supervision. While he was .inside
another two-horse wagon with two men
in it, who have aot been" identified,
drove up. Before these strangers
alighted the magazine blew up with a
report heard 10 miles away. The only ,
thing found that ever was human wasi
a piece of a man's foot. All else, hu- .
man beings, horses and the wagons,'
were as if they ; cad never existed.
Where the magazine stood was a deep,
yawning cavern. Windows were broken ""
in every dwelling within a radius of
half a mile.
Fifteen Thousand Mile Ride.
Philadelphia, Nov. 9. Charles
Campbell and William J. Nixon, of a
local organization, today left this city
on a tandem for a 15,000-mile ride.
They were escorted as far as Wilming
ton by about 300 local riders. The men
ride as the result of a wager that they
cannot complete ie distance in one
3'ear, and on their return show $1,000,
the start to be made without any
money, and with the neoessary clothing :
that can be carried in a traveling-oase.
They are required to visit the leading
Southern cities and to be in Indianapo
lis at the national L. A. W. next year.
Th men expect to earn the $1,600 br
eUiaf bicycle sundries. ' '-