The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 28, 1900, Image 1

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NO. 19.
I Published Every Friday by '
! 8. F. IILYTHE.
Term's of subscription f 1.50 year when paid
t The niHil arrives from Ml. Hood at 10 o'clock
m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs the
annic days at noon. ,
For chenowcrh, leaves at 8 a. tn. Tuesdays,
Vl imsdavs mid Saturdays: arrives at C p. m.
i for White Salmon (Wash.) IcaveodHily at 6:
k m ' arrives at 7:15 . m.
Wm While Salmon leaves for Fulda, Ollmer,
Tioiil l.nlit d ten wood daily at A. M.
For D niteii (Wash.) leaves at 5:4j p. m.; ar.
fives ai 2 p. m.
"li W. - - F Meets first and third Nlou
duys iii cueh month.
- II. J. UlBBARD. Secretary. .
VlANBY POST. No. 16, (i. A. R Meets at A,
I ; o U. W Hall second and fourth Saturdays
l each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All G. A. R.
'-members invited to meet with us.
M P. Ihbnbkro, Commander
) T. J- Cunning, Adjutant..
C'"TnHY W. R. C., No. 16-Meets lirst Satur
day of -bc1i month in A. 0. U. V. hall at 2
urn. ' Mas. Apulia 8tranahan, President,
i Mas. Urki'La Dukes, Secretary.
"HOOD l.CMJiiiv, no. lira, a. r. ana a.
' I I M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
? tui ii full moon. Ci. E. V, W. M.
I D. McIioNit.D, Secretary.
; t7oOiTrIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
1 1 Meets third Friday night of each month.
; O. R. Castnek, II. P.
t 0. F. Williams, Secretary.
i Jl Meets Saturday after each full moon and
two weeks thereafter.
I Mks. Mauy A. Davidson, W. M.
I I,ETA ASSEMBLY ,No. 103, United Artisans.
Ml Meets second Tuesdav of each month at
Fialernnl hall. F. C. Brosius, M. A.
I). Mcdonald, secretary.
IVAl'COMA LODGE, No. 30, K. of P. Meets
VV in A. 0. U. VV. hall every Tuesday night.
li. S. Olingib, C. C.
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It, Meets iirst and third Saturdays of each
I month. O. G. chamberlain, M. w.
.1 F. Watt, Financier.
J 11. L. HuWE, Recorder.
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1 Meet in Fraternal hall every Thursday
I night. A. U. G etch EL, N. U.
II. J. IIibbard, .Secretary.
lTlOOn RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M..
11 meets at A. O. U. W. hall on the first and
i third Fridays of each monlh.
I i. E. Rand, Commander.
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I tliird Saturdays at8 P. M.
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Mas. Chas Clabke, Recorder.
flfl F. SHAW, M. D.-
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I Office upstairs over Copple's store. All calls
1 left at the office or residence will be promptly
j attended to.
tauy r-uuMU ana k&al,
For 21 yenrs a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Hub had many years experience in
Real Estate mutters, rs abstracter, Bearcherof
titles mid agent, batisiaction guaranteed or no
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and discuses of women.
Special terms for otliee treatment ol chronic
Telephone, office, 125, residence, 45.
Harbison Bros., Props.
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
grinding done every Saturday". During the
busy season additional days will be mentioned
in the local culurnns.
If your walls are sick or mutilated, call on
E. L. 11UOD.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay.
O Dim h ri n (i-) n ii A. M. till 8. P. M., and all
night if iicee-saiy.
riticE :list.
Men's half soles, band sticked, $1;
nailed, beet, 75c; second, 50c; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
50c ; set on d, 35. Best stock and work
in Hooil J-Sivrr. C. WELDS, Prop.
Is tire place to pet the latest and best it
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
Ciuare, etc.
....ICE CREAM PAR1X)R8....
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs:" 10 to U A. M. ; 2 to 3
and 6 to 7 P.M.
Tomlinsos Bros, Props.
Of the best qnality alwas on hand at
prices to suit the times.
Do a general banking business.
1ALERS 15 ' ''-
Hardware, Slsves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture. Plumbers' -
- Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc. .
We have a new aud complete stock
of hardware, stoves and tinware, to
which we keep constantly adding;
Our prices will conthineto be as low as
Pcrtlaud prices'. , -
fepitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
An Interesting Cnllvntlon of Items From
he Two Hemispheres Pre MU i
fn a Corlnnsed I'cvm- '
The state of Oregon has conttibnted
Aiore than $2,000 to the Galveston re
lief fuml.
Belle Archer, the ftctress, died at the
Emergency hospital at Warren, Pa., of
Three men robbed the First National
batik at Winnemucca, Nevada, and se
cured about $5,000.
General John A. McClernand died at
a result of old age at his home in
Springfield, HI., aged 88 years.
In an engagement with Filipinos
near Solonan, near the end of Laguna
de Bay, the Americans lost' 13 killed
and 26 wounded.
At Iona, I. T., Postmaster Dismuke
was shot and instantly killed by Sam
Ashton, a well-to-do stockman. Dis
muke's son rushed to his father's as
sistance, and was also shot.
Thirty thousand dollars was for
warded to ths governor of Texas by the
citizens' permanent relief committee
of Philadelphia, Pa., making the grand
total of cash forwarded to date by this
committee $55,000.
At a meeting at Lebanon, Pa., of
about three-quarters of the 1,200 men
employed by the American Iron &
Steel Company, who struck August 1
against a reduction of wages from $4
to $3 a ton for p tiddlers, it was agreed
to go back to work at the rate offered,
$3 a ton.
General Yilioen, who succeeded
Louis Botha in the supre ne command
of the Transvaal forces, is reported to
be moving northward in the direction
of liectorspruit, with 3.000 men and
30 guns, lie is known as "the lire
brand," and will endeavor to protract
the war.
In the North China Daily News, LI
Hung Chang is reported as having said
that as China could not possibly pay
indemnity which will be demanded
from her, there will be no alternative
but to give territory instead of money,
in which case Japan would get Shin
King, Russia would be given Shin
Kiang, and Thibet would go to Eng
land. Llyod Griscom, United States
charge d'affaires, at Constantinople,
Turkey, has made verbal representa
tions to the porte, demanding the re
lease of an Armenian, who, it is claim
ed, is a naturalized American citizen,
and who was arrested upon the charge
of belonging to the Armenian revolu
tionary committee. An investigation
has been ordered and if the prisoner is
found to be an American citizen he
will be released.
Count von Waldersee has reached
Hong Kong.
The yellow fever situation in Ha
vana is decidedly unfavorable.
British and Boers are fighting for
the possession of Komatipoort.
The work of clearing away the
wreckage in Galveston progresses.
Herman I'etersdorf, a farmer living
near Junction City, Or., murdered his
President Mitchell, of the United
Mineworkers, says 118,000 men are on
Germany demands that the Chinese
responsible for the outrages be deliv
ered up. " "
Seventy-two new coal mines have
been opened in Prussia this year, in
creasing the output for 1900 by 2,500,
000 tons.
The transport Thomas sailed from
San Francisco for Manila with 1,648
enlisted men, 107 cabin passengers
and $1,200,000 in treasure. ;
Emperor William has pardoned a
German-American named Schuh, in
Kiel. After 20 years' absence, Schuh
bad visited his relatives and been sen
tenced to six months' imprisonment for
contravening the army regulations.
Major Edward E. Dravo, commis
sary of subsistence, who has just ar
rived at San Francisco from the Phil
ippines, has been ordered to New York
for assignment to duty as chief com
missary of the department of the East,
to relieve Major David L. Broinerd,
commissary of subsistence.
The department of the interior is
taking steps to prevent the further suf
fering amona the Pima Indians on the
Sacton reservation, Arizona, caused by
a scarcity of irrigation water. Col
onel E. H. Graves, of that department,
who is at Phoenix making an examin
ation of the conditions on the reserva
tion and reporting any method of relief
that is practicable, has investigated
thoroughly and has planned a system
by which the. underflow in the Gila
m ha raised to the surface in
summer and a supply of water devel
oped sufficient to iirigate many hun
dreds of acres now uncultivated.
Rev. George B. Cutting, a young
clergyman in New Haven, Conn., has
discovered in hypnotism a cure for the
cigarette habit.
Bethel Baptist church at Fairyiew,
Ky., built as a memorial on the site of
Jefferson Davis' birthplace, was 'de
stroyed by lightning.
Rev. Dr. Francis S. McCabe, a Pres
byterian clergyman well known
throughout the west, died at bis bom
in Topeka, Kanas, aged 77 years.
Floods have washed awav several
iowns iu Texas.
Eight persons were killed by a tor
nado in Michigan.
Bryan will make a determined effort
to capture New York. j
The latest list of Galveston's dead
numbers 3,859 names.
The navy department is hurrying ves
sels to the Asiatic station.
The expected clash in the strike re
gion in Pennsylvania did not occur.
Eight persons were drowned at
Browuwood, Texas, by a flood. The
Rio Grande railway is badly crippled.
Anti-foreign leaders aie said to have
been appointed to positions of respon
sibility and honor in China, in defiance
to the allies.
The Merchants' Nail & Wire Works,
Df Charleston, W. Ya., which have
been closed for two months, opened
again. About 250 meu are affected.
Ani'ia Lutz, a.;ed 18, shot and fatally
wounded her father, John Lutz, near
Lansing, Kansas, because her father
had sent her brother away to school.
Direct advices from Carthagena,
Colombia, say the rebels are active in
that department. September 3 they
attacked the town, but government
troops from Colon arrived just in time
to prevent their success. The rebels,
who are under General Commancho,
will join hands with the forces of Gen
eral Uribe. Plans are proceeding for
another revolution for the new but un
recognized government.
Phil A. Julien, coroner of Silver
Bow county, Mont., and one of the best
known of the old-time newspaper men
of the country, died suddenly at Butte
of heart disease. He was a native of
Washington, D. C, and was 56 years
of age. He worked on the Washington
Republican in the early days of that
paper, and on other papers at the capi
tal. He had been on newspapers in
Montana for about 15 years.
The surgeon-general's office of the
war department has no information
regading the epidemic of yellow fevei
in Havana. Private advices indicate
that the outbreak is serious. The
fever exists in the best parts of the city
and among Americans who have gone
there. It is said at the war depart
ment no fears are entertained of a
serious outbreuk among the American
troops, as they are outside the city and
not in the infected districts. Surgeon
General Sternberg does not think there
ueed be any apprehension concerning
the spread of the disease.
The powers are planning to evacuate
Railroaders may join the striking
coal miners. y
Spokane, Wash., is visited by a tei
rilile wind storm.
Anglo-American troops defeated the
Boxers at Pei Ta Chu.
The British troops occupy Koomati
pooit without opposition.
Boxers and other anti-foreign Chi
nese are in imperial favor.
English and Germans express dissat
isfaction at American attitude.
Further violence in the Shenandoah,
Pa., coal district prevented by the ar
rival of troops. v
The Astoria, Or., coal bunkers, val
ued at $30,000, were completely de
stroyed by fire.
A stevedoie in Portland, Or., drowned
from a falling scaffold. Ten othen
narrowly escaped.
.By settlement of the wage scale,
60,000 iron and steel workers will re
sume work in Ohio.
Four masked men held np an express
car on the Burlington route, near Lin
coin, Neb., and ayery large sum was
E. J. Clough, of Arlington, Or., esti
mates the wheat crop of Gilliam coun
ty at 1,000,000 bushels. Some think
the output will reach 1,500,000 bush
els. The United States transport Port
Albert sailed from Seattle for the Phil
ippines with 509 calvary horren and a
cargo of forage and commissary sup
plies. .
- Fire destroyed the large grainhouse
and elevators on the Atlantic dock,
Brooklyn, causing a loss of $100,000 to
buildings and contents. Forty-five
thousand bushels of oats were de
stroyed. The United States transport Grant
Arrived at San Francisco from the
Philippines and China, bringing home
over 500 discharged soldiers, including
200 sick and wounded and 30 dead
bodies. There were 11 deaths during
the voyage.
Methueu completely routed a Boer
convoy at Hart river, west of Klerks
dorp, and recaptured a 15-pouudor lost
at Colenso. He also captured 26 wag
ons, 8,000 cattle, 4,000 sheep, 20,000
rounds of ammunition and 28 prison
ers. A special dispatch from Loirencc
Marques says that Boeis arriving there
report that collisions are occurring on
the frontier between Poituguese troopj
and buighers, whom the former wish
i to disarm on entering . Portuguese tep
jritory. Several have neen wounded
f and further fighting is feared.
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Mayor James G. Woodward, of At
' lanta, Ga., was impeached for in tor. 1
! cation.
j The Lehigh Valley railroad has abol
I ishea th custom of carrying newsboys
: on trains.
The largeet portion of the town oi
Whitewood. N. W. T., was demolished
by a tornado.
Ei ports from the United States dor-
j Ing the past fiscal year increaseu
j e ?ery section of the globe.
Even German Legation Will
. Move Elsewhere.
Chinese Capital It an Kmpty Prlie
Vobably Last Aggreialva Act
of the American Forue.
Chicago, Sept. 25. The Recoid has
the following from Pekin, under date
of September 16:
Changes in the plans of the allied
commanders indicate the evacuation of
Pekin before the winter sets in. The
British leaders have countermanded the
order for extensive winter supplies and
the Americans are also making evident
preparations for departure. At the
same time all foreign residents have
been warned to prepare to leave Pekin.
The German legation will soon move
elsewhere and the Russians are already
withdrawing to Tien Tain and differ
ent stations in Manchuria. . It is also
extremely likely that the Japanese
will make the town of Nagasaki their
winter base instead of some Chinese
town as was originally their intention.
The missionaries are protesting
against this "desertion."
From North China come reports of a
long series of disturbances. The at
tempted oontrol of the local authorities
there is synonymous with anarohy and
the country is only safe where floats
the allied flags. Native Christians are
still being attacked and besieged in
many different places in the province
of Chi Li.
The allies are beginning to realize
that the city of Pekin is, after ail, an
empty prize. Communication between
the foreign forces, the envoys and the
empress government is next to impossi
ble. The new capital in the piovince
af Shen Si is 400 miles from Pekin and
the journey has to be made by cart,
which requires at least 60 days.
There has been a change in the
American front in the direction of an
aggressiveness which will probably be
the last important demonstration before
the evacuation. General Wilson, with
BOO United States infantry, 600 Brit
ish and six guns, slightly aided by a
German column, marched against the
Boxer citv of Pei Ta Chu, 18 miles
northwest of Pekin, and surrounded it
with the intention of capturing an
arsenal there. A courier reports to
day that General Wilson's attack wai
successful from the first. There were
no losses on the foreign side.
For the present all campaign plans
mean guerilla warfare. Both the mili
tary and the topographioal situation in
China forbid anything else.
Efforts at pacification have resulted
in the return of a small number of peo
ple to business. The jealous guarding
of the forbidden city by the allies
makes the Chinese believe that the
foreign leaders are afraid to desecrate
The American authorities here In
tend to urge the severe punishment of
the persons guilty of the Pao Ting Fu
murders. Summary vengeanoe will,
if they can effect it, be exacted for the
slaughter of the Simcoxes and the
(lodges and Pitkin party.
Much Property Destroyed.
Scranton, Texas, Sept. 25. A cloud
burst in the valley of the Nences river
Saturday night did much damage to
property, and also, according to re
ports received here, resulted in loss oi
life on ranches in that vicinity. The
Neuoes at Uvalde rose 25 feet in two
hours time and broke the bridges. A
number of ranches were inundate1 and
one English sheepman, Ethelbert Mac
Donald, together with some Mexican
sheepherders, are said to have lost
their Ives on a ranch in the mountain!
near Brackett. Reports from a colony
of nomadic Indians say that two lost
their lives.
Wandered Across the Country.
Denver, Sept. 25. P. Charlei
Murphy, a New York undertaker, and
sou of Felix Murphy, ex-assemblyman
of the Second district. New York,
has been wandering aimlessly over the
country since early in July. Yester
day he appeared at police headquarters
attired in overalls and jumper, bis
hands calloused from hard work, and
asked to have bis wife communicated
with and told of his condition. He
remembered nothing since the Fourth
of July, which he spent in New York,
until he suddenly realized while stroll
ing along the streets of Denver that he
was in a strange city. He attribatei
his mental lapse to excessive use of
patent bitters prescribed by a physician
is a tonic.
Lost on the Grand Hanki .
c irdina N v.. Knt- 5s An nn.
irnnwn imorimiii fUhinff vfinsfll found.
' ered on the Grand Banks m last week's
! rale and all of her crew, about 20 in
; number, perished. The French "bank
ler," Thornton F. Jard and 15 of bet
: crew were lost, while six escaped. The
i schooner Eddie lost three men. The
; schooner Dolphin was dismasted and
i lost five men. A number of other ves-
aIq Avaotltf amafiarl onrl mo no nl
thflRhermenWho were away in boats
! trawl, when thecal
: arose were drowned.
Three Feet of Rainfall.
! Calcutta, Sept. 24. The extraordi
I nary rainfall in Northern India has not
ceased for four days. Half the city of
Calcutta is submerged and even in the
northern part the streets sre flooded to
' a depth of three feet. Many bouses
have collapsed. Thus far, there has
hun hnt little logs of life, although as
the rain continues very heavy, there, is
considerable apprehension. It is esti-
tc taA .w rs,. f
j fallen in Calcutta,
Remains of Soldiers and Sailors
He Brought From the Orient.
Washington, Sept. 23. Colonel
William S. Patten, of the quartermas
ter department, on duty at the war de
partment, has completed arrangement!
for the free transportation to the United
States of the remains of soldiers and
sailors and civilians who lost theii
lives and were buried in the island pos
sessions of the United States and
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of the department a burial corps will
take passage on the transport Hancock,
scheduled to leave San Franoisco o
October 1 for the Philippines.
At the request ol the, secretary of the
navy the same burial corps will under
take to perform similar service with
respect to officers and enlisted men ol
the navy and marine corps burled in
China and the inlands of the Pacfiio.
The oorps will be in charge of D. 11.
Rhodes, inspector of national cemeter
ies, who was sent to the Philippines in
November, 1809, on a similar errand,
When the transport stops at Honolulu
to coal, the bodies buried there will b
taken up and made part of her cargo.
Similar action will be taken at the
Island of Guam and in the Philippines.
Colonel Patten says that the prevail
ing conditions in China will scarcely
render practicable any disinterment!
ia that country eailier than next
spring. The remains recovered are
to be given honorable burial in the
United States at plaoes selected by
next of kin. In all oases where not
otherwise ordered, interment will be
made in the national cemeteries, with
preference for the cemetery at . the
Presidio at San Francisco and Arling
ton, near Washington.
The approximate number of the re
mains to be exhumed is 1,331, distri
buted in the following'places:
Honolulu, 86 enlisted men of the
army and one marine. Guam, eight
men of the navy. China, two officer!
of the army, 58 enlisted men of the
army and 87 men of the navy. Phil
ippines, 17 officers of the army, 1.15C
enlisted men of the army and 28 men
of the navy.
Mine Owner Are Not Willing to 8ettl
That Way.
Philadelihia, Sept. 22. "Every
thing quiet and orderly," is the report
that conies from the strike region. A
few more miners joined the strikers'
rank 8 today, but not many.
The temper of the mineowners on
the question of arbitration, as indicated
in interivews and statements given
out today, is very much againBt the
proposition. Nevertheless, Father
Pillips came from the Ilazleton district
tonight and is with Archbishop Ryan
in consultation on the subject very neai
and dear to his heart the quick settle
ment of the strike by arbitration oi
any other honorable means. Protestant
clergymen in llazleton have also taken
up the matter and will endeavor to
bring the opposing elements together
amicably. The coal scarcity is more
keenly felt today, and, although the
Reading Company is mining and ship
ping its usual quota of anthracite, deal
ers are finding it hard to get as much
as they need. The tonnage of the oth
er great coal-carrying companies ii
gradually diminishing, however, and,
in the natural order of things, unless
the strike is settled, will soon cease al
together from some districts.
Somewhat vague reports are com
ing in of preparation on the part of the
sheriffs and - coal companies for a pos
sible clash witn the reckless element
among the strikers. Nearly everybody
believes that trouble must come, yet
there has been no sign of an outbreak,
and the men appear to be well handled
by their leaders.
Three Detperadoei Held Up a
mucca Institution.
Reno, Nev., ept. 22. A fpecial to
the Gazette from Winnemucca, Nev.,
The First National bank was robbed
at noon today by three men, who en
tered the front door and made all pres
ent throw up their hands. There were
five people in the bank, Cashier Nixon,
Assistant Cashier McBride, Book
keeper Hill, Stenographer Calhoun,
and a borsebuyer named Johnson. One
robber made Cashier Nixon open the
safe and take from it three sacks of
gold coin.
They threw this into an ore sack, to
gether with all the gold coin In the
office drawer. The robbers then
marched the five men out through a
back door to an alley, where they had
three horses waiting. The men were
kept covered with guns until the des
peradoes mounted their horses and es
caped. An alarm was quickly given
and several shots were fired at the
desperadoes as wiey spea inrougn town,
but without enect. me robbers re-
: turned the shots, but no one was hit.
I The officers and armed citizens have
started in pursuit and a posse has also
started from Uolconda to head them
off. Tiie amount secured by the rob
bers is in the neighborhood of $15,000.
Ksplo.lou In a Bohemian Mine.
Dux, Bohemia, Sept. 22. An explo
sion occurred at the 1'rihcb GInck mine
' teiday. ve persons were
killed and 15 injured. Five persons
re missing.
Justin McCarthy Retires. 1
London. Sept. 22. Justin McCarthy, 1
the novelist and historian, who baa
been a member of parliament for North
Langford since 1892 and who was
formerly chairman of the Irieh parlia
mentary party, annonccs his retirement
from public life on account of failing
j ' ' u?tm'VLtm V""' lt, ,
Glasgow, Sept. 22,-Two additional
eases of buboMo plague have been re
Worst Storm Ever Known in
Northwestern Alaska.
I.oat to Property
Over 8500,000.
Seattle, Wash., Sept., 26. The
steamer Roanoke brings news of the
most disastrous storm ' at Nome. It
raged with unusual violeuoe for nearly
two days up to the evening of Septem
ber 13, and was the severest that ever
visited Northwestern Alaska.
A number i( barges and lighters were
driven ashore, and totally wrecked.
All along the beach for miles, both east
aud west of Nome, the wind and water
have created havoc with tents and
mining machinery. A number of lives
are believed to have been lost. It is
known that Andrew A. Ryan, of Los
Angeles, was drowned. Several cap
tains and seamen on small tugs are
missing, and it is thought they are
lost. Fully 500 people are homeless,
I while the loss to property is over
' $500,000. Theia is not an alley lead
' ing to the beach that is not filled with
debris. Many of the Front street
buildings abutting on the beach have
been damaged. Numerous small build-
1 ings were swept completely away. The
damage to the buildings, tents, house
hold effects, merchandise and other
goods and chattels is seen everywhere
along the water front.
The heaviest individual losers are
probably the Alaska Commeroial Com
nany and the Wild Goose Mining &
Trading Company. A serious loss is
the disappearance of over 2,000 tons of
Captain Frenoh, in command of the
troop,", has thrown open the government
reservation to those rendered homeless
by the storm, and will extend such
other assistance rs is possible.
A Uarn Itropped on a Rnloon In a Mich
igan Town,
.'ltineapolis, Sept. 26. A special to
the Times from Faribault, Minn., says:
Meager details have just reached
here of a catastrophe which visited the
village of Moiristown, 10 miles west
of Faribault, shortly after 6 o'clock
this evening. The village was struck
by a tornado and a barn was raised in
the air and dropped directly on top of
l'aul,Gatseke's saloon, where 16 peo
ple had taken refuge from the storm.
The saloon collapsed, and all its occu
pants were buried in the debris. At
present it is said that eight dead bodies
and three injured persons liave been
taken from the ruins.
The storm came without warning,
from a southwesterly direction. The
length of itR path in the village was
less than half a mile, but, owing to
its peculiar action, the distress and
damage resulting wero not as great as
they might have been.
The storm made jumps of one block,
but whenever it came down every
thing was crumbled by the power of
the wind. A barn belonging to Dr.
Dargabel on the outskirts of the village
was the first structure destroyed. It
was picked tip and carried a block,
leaving the floor uninjured, with two
horses standing on it. Before reaching
the Gatseke saloon there ii a two-story
building, which was left untouched.
All the people killed and injured in
Morrltttown were in the saloon, having
hurriedly taken refuge there wnen the
storm was seen on the outskirts of the
Village. There were 16 people in the
structure at the time the storm struck.
The building was crushed like an egg
shell. Before the building fell three
people managed to escape, but the
others are found in the lists of dead
aud injured.
After loaving the saloon the storm
crossed the street and destroyed the
barn of J. G. Temple, and iook the roof
from the bam of W. M. Bigoli. It
then crossed the Cannon river and de
stroyed the barn of Adam Snyder, kill
ing several hogs. The storm then
passed off to the northeast, and.did no
further damage. Before reaching the
town the storm descended on the farm
of John Olsen and killed a hired man
named Peterson.
Poreet and Oral Fire.
Santa Rosa. Cal., Sept. 26. A for
est and grass fire which has been burn
ing in the, vicinity of Occidental the
past three days today assumed vast
proportions. The fire has covered a
pace of about 100 miles square, and is
estimated to have done over $25,000
damage. Only by hard work was the
town of Occidental saved. The fire is
now traveling south, owing to a strong
north wind. The North Paoiflo rail
road lost miles of track, in addition to
two long trestles, one 219 feet, and
other 800 feet in length.
Three county bridges are in ruins,
aud about 18 farms have been swept
clean of their buildings ana crops
The towns of Freestone, Bodega d
Scbastopol are in immediate danger.
Nearly 1,000 people are fighting the
fire. - ' ' '
Germany believes all the powers but
America will approve her policy.
His Persons Perished.
St. Louis, Sept. 26. Dispatches
from Seuces river valley, Texas, say
in a little Mexican village. La Aigle,
on Uallardo creek, a branch of the
Neucei, not a bouse is left standing as
a result of the flood. A Mexican fam
ily of four and two American campers,
. supposed to have been deer hunters
from Eagle Pass, perished. All efforts
! to get word from Bracks ttville, which
was wrecked by a flood a year ago,
j failed, owing to the washing away of
1 the telegraph wires.
Btraiige Bight at the Southern Mouth of
the Gulf of Mexico.
New Jfork, Sept. 20. Captain Lyd-
dle, of the British steamship King
Bleddyn, whioh arrived here today,
brought a tale of the discovery of a sub
marine volcano on the nortneastern
edge of the Campeche bank, at the
month cf the Gulf of Mexico. The
location was 103 miles north of Cape
Taoohe, the nearest point of laud. The
captain said that late in the afternoon
of September 16 he saw a great volume
of vapor one mile away. It seemed to
cover a space of at least 100 leet square.
The air was clear and the sun shining
at the time. The vapor rose like a
cloud of steam 60 to 75 feet iu the air.
The water around seemed to be perfect
ly clear.
"Occasionally the vapor would
clear," said the captain, "and then we
aw the water break us if over a shoal.
Now, it is impossible that any shoal
exists there, and if it did that would
not account for the vapor.
"The chart shows 41 fathoms of
water near this point, and just to the
eastward off the bank it deepens to 300
fathoms. We watched the vapor and
the occasional boiling of the water for
nearly an hour, and the disturbance
was still going on as lively as ever. It
certainly looked like a volcanic dis
turbance to me."
Captain Lyddle took an observation,
and marks the spot as being latitude
23.14 and longitude 87.7.
Hardships of Gold Mining In British
New York, Sept. 26. George II.
Moulton, of Colorado, United States
consul to Demarara, in British Guiana,
has arrived in New York, being on
leave of absence. In discussing affairs
in British Guiana Mr. Moulton said:
"The rush to the gold fields of Brit
ish Guiana and Venezuela, whioh was
ex oted to follow the settlement of
tht Venezuelan boundary dispute, fail
ed to materialize. The new boundary
fixed by the arbitration court is quiet
ly accepted by the people of Venezuela,
and no further dispute is likely to
arise. Gold mining 1b still being pros
ecuted in the British Guiana gold
fields, and a few Americans are there,
trying to make their fortunes. The
yield of those gold fields is about $2,
000,000 a year. All the gold is secured
by placer mining.
"Mining in, British Guiana is attend
ed by the gieatest difficulties and hard
ships, and there is also some danger to
life. The gold fields are all at some
distance in the interior. To reach
them the miners have to travel through
swamp lands aud dense brush, whioh
are infested by alligators, enormous
reptiles and wild beasts. Everything
the miners carry along has to be packed
by men. British Guiana is no place
for Americau miners. They can do
better in Colorado or Montana."
Nearly 20,000 Cuhlo Yards of Booh
Was Dislodged.
Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 26. A special
to the Chieftain from Texas Creek,
Colo., where Orman & Crook are mak
ing the grade for the Rio Grande
branch to Silver Cliffe, says:
At 4:56 P. M, cue of tha largest
shots ever used in railway construction
was fired in the Texas Creek canyon.
There were 640 kegs of blasting pow
der used, besides a quantity of giant
powder, which altogether dislodged
nearly 20,000 cubic yards of rock.
The blast was pronounced a thorough
situcess. All trains on the main line
were stopped by signal several miles
eaoh side of the canyon, and all the
livestock in the camp was removed to
a safe distance. Contrary to expecta
tions, the report was not heavy, al
though the shook was felt plainly on
surrouning mountain sides. Quite a
party from Pueblo and other points
had arrived to view the spectacle,
whioh was magnificent. No injuries
resulted, though a shower of small
stones, which followed the explosion,
covered a radius of a half mile,
Shot Ills,
New Whatcom, Wash., Sept. 36.
In a drunken quarrel at Blaine last
night, Thomas Betrand shot his brother-in-law,
Frank Adams, with a re
volver, the ball entering between the
sixth aud seventh ribs, passing through
the left lung and lodging near the
heart. Adams will die. Betrand had
been drinking during the day. Going
out.on the street he met Adams and
commenced to abuse him, following it
op by drawing his revolver and shoot
ing at him three times, only one ball
taking effect. Betrand is in jail. He
is a half-breed Indian, aud both he and
his victim have bad reputations.
Plve Huloliles in One Day.
New York, Sept. 26. There were
many suicides in New York today.
Magnus Swenzeu, a cabinet maker,
drowned himself in the North river,
after tying his own bands with fish
lines. George Burick, au insurance
solicitor, shot himself in Tompkins
squaie. He had been complaining re
cently of a carbuncle on his neck.
1 VJ!!
! was found dead later. Janiea. Camp-
bell fatally shot himself in Central
'park. He had been drinking. Edward
i Schwarz also ended his life in Central
j park. . " '
Fits Tramps Killed.
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 24. Ia a
freight wreck on the Queen & Crescent
route at Siidieville, Ky., today, five
tramps were killed and a sixth badly .
injured. -
Manchester Cotton Spinners.
Manchester, Eng., Sept. 24. Aftei
the meeting of the cotton spinners here
today, it was decided to recommend
that all the members of the trade mdug
American cotton stop their mills for
the first 12 working dwi of October.
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