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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD J1IVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 1902.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
8. F. BI.VTIIK.
Terms of subscription- $1.30 a year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Weilm-tulay ami Saturdays; departs tha
ianie days at mton. -
For flhennweih, loaves at a. m. Tuesdays,
Tliuisdays ami fcutimlttys: arrive at a p. ra.
For White Salmon (Mash.) leuvee daily at 11:45
a. Hi.; arrives at 7:16 p. in.
From While Salmon leave forFulda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake anil (ilenwood daily at A. M.
For Hinaen (Wash.) leave at 5:46 p.m.; ar
rives at i p. m.
IAi'HKI. RKHKKAH DK.OHKK I.ODOK, No
J M, 1. i). O. F.Meeta tii-Hl and third Mon
days In eut'h monlh.
I TTIB ENTHK'iN, N. O.
II. J. HlBBiRP, Secretary.
(1ANBY POST, Ko. 1, G. A. R -Meets at A.
I O. I'. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 oVIoclt p. m. All O. A. K.
mtinlfera invited to meet with us.
J. VY. Kiuuy, Commander.
C. J. Hayes, Adjutant.
C1ANBY W. I). C, No. 1 Meets first Satnr
; day of each month in A. O. U. W. hall at i
p. m. Mkm. B. K. Hhokmaxkb, President.
Mrs. O. L. .Stkanaiun, becreiary.
TIOOD RIVEK I.OIW1E Ko. 106, A. F. and A
Jl M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
eai h full moon. Wm. M. Yatks, W. M.
C. 1). Thompson, Secretary.
nOOI) RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday niifht of each month.
E. L. SMITH, U. P.
A. N. Rahm, Secretary.
11000 RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. B. 8.
JL Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
iiiKS of each month. Visitors coidially wel
comed. Mhx. Moi.i.ik ('. ( Ul.ii, w, M.
ilBS. Maby B. Davidson, Secretary,
OI-ETA ASSEMBLY No. 10:1. United Artisans,
Meets first and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social; Arti
sans hall. F. C. BHusii'8, M. A.
Fkeu Cos, Secretary.
1TAt'C()MA l.OIMJK, No. SO, K. of P.-Mcets
in A. O. (1. W. hall every Tuesday night.
C. E. Mark ham, (', J.
V. A. F'lKKBAt'HH, K. ok R. and S.
1 IVKRB1DE I.tlliGE, No, 8, A, O, V. W -JL
Meets first and third Saturdays of cauh
month. Fkku IIowk, W, M.
E. H. Bradley, Financier.
CltEHTliK burnt, Recorder.
"I Iif.EWILDE I.01X1E, No. 107, I. O O. P.
J Meets iu Fraternal hall every Thursday
uivht. L. E. Morse, N. G.
J. L. Hkndkkson, Secretary.
II OOP K1VER TENT, No. 19, K. O, T. M.,
J 1 meets at A. O. V, W. hull oil the first and
third Fridays of each month,
Walter Ukhkino, Commander.
IVERS1PE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
i HONOR, A. o. II. W. -Meets first and
third baturdayB at 8 P. M.
Mrs. E, li. Brapley, C. ol II.
Leva Evans, Recorder,
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets In odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each monlh.
F. L. Daviijson, V. C.
- E. R. Bradley, Clerk.
ANCIENT ORDER OF THE RED CROSS.
Hood River l-odne No. 10, meets in Odd
Follows' hall second and fourth Baturdays in
eacb month, 73 o'clock.
C, ! Corns;, President.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary,
Q H. JENKINS, I). M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work,
Ottioe In Bone building, west of Glenwood
Hood River, Oregon,
JjR. K. T. CA RN9.
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
t L. HUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
fiuwes.-or to Hi. M. F. Bhaw.
Calls promptly answered In town oi country,
Day or Night.
Telei hones: Residence, 51 ; Office, &l
Oltice over Everhart's Grocery,
j F. WATT, M, I).
Physician and Surgeon,
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, 283.
SI RGEON O. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HEXDEKSOX
ATTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER. MO
TAUY ITHL1U and REAL
For S3 ysars a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has loid many years exiierience in
Real Estate mat (era, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, satisfaction guaranteed or
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of ihop work. .Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
THE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latent and beat in
. 1: IV-.H... K..t. T..I
t. 0nirCUOliri iro, vaii'uro, imiw, uuimxti,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
V. B. COLE, Proprietor.
p' C. BKOSiUS, M. D.
" rilYSRIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Oflice Honrs: 10 to U A. SI.; 2 to 3
and u to i r. m.
Q H. TEMPLE.
Practical Watchmaker 4 Jeielar.
1t long eipertence enables me to do
the bent pofS'l'le work, wlnen 1 fully
guarante-, anil at low otu-es.
gUTLU: A CO.,
Do a general banking baiiness.
IIOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Q J. HAYES, J. P.
Olrt with Bon Bu.lhers. Rnslness will he
attended to at anv t w. (ollei tions Bia la.
W ill loraie on good goverumeDt lands, either
limber or laroiiug
i VENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
It Comprthciulv Review of the Important
Happening! of the Put Week, Presented
In Condensed Form, Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
At Tucuncariz, N. M-, three men
were killed in a fight.
The strike in the Oregon City woolen
mills is practically over
Americans will own the ships of the
new shipping combine, but they Will
fly the English flag.
The coal shortage iB already apparent
at Reading, Pa., in consequence of the
Scranton mines beiLg idle.
The Italian government will send a
ruisur to represent Italy at the in
auguration of the new Cuban republic.
In explosion of naptha near Pittsburg
a score of lives were lost and about 200
persons were injured, many of whom
It is now generally admitted that
30,000 people lost their lives at H.
Pierre. The streets of the city are cov
ered with corpses.
The new steel carting combine, to be
known as the American Steel Casting
Company, will control one-fourth of the
production of the country.
Another revolution is on the tapis in
Peace may be officially proclaimed
in South Africa on May 20.
The government bill for enjoining
the beef trust has been filed at Chi
cago. Government troops who were ordered
to disband in China have raised the
standard of revolt.
It is reported that three other islands
of the West Indies were extensively
damaged besides Martinqtie,
Natives whose kraals were burned by
burghers, attacked a Boer laager in the
vicinity of Kcheepers ek May 5, and
killed 32 Boers.
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UlnLitlll'iiou Yunm'iD iu mat tuii w
render any assistance possible to the
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Further details add only to the ex
tent of the St. Pierre lioiror. From all
over the world assistance is being sent
to the unfortunates.
The anthracite companies have told
their miners not to report for work at
Scranton, Pa., and it looks like a lock
out. Both sides are preparing for a
President Simon Sam, of Hayti, has
Admiral Sampson's remains have
been buried in Arlington cemetery.
Tim British nress demands that the
government take action on the steam
The attorney eeneral of Missouri has
filed proceedings against the beef trust
in his state.
The nomination of H. Clay Evans
as consul general to London has been
confirmed by the senate,
The house has passed the omnibus
statehood bill admitting Oklahoma,
Arizona and New Mexico.
It is now estimated that fully 40,000
people perished in the earthquake at
St. Pierre, Martinique. The American
consul and his family are among the
The attorney general of Washington
has rendered an opinion that Mr. Mc
Bride is still lieutenant governor, but
is invested with the power of chief ex
ecutive. Queen Wilhelmina is convalescent.
Nine men were injured in an explor
sion in an Anaconda spelter.
General Davis reports that the Dat-
tos of Mindanao are anxious for peace
and that everything is quiet in that
St PWi-a. Island of Martiniuue. is
said to have been totally destroyed by
an earthquake and nearly all of its 25,
000 inhabitants killed.
Mrs. D. T. S. Denison was elected
president of the General Federation of
Women s Clubs at Los Angeles.
A train bound from Pretoria to
Petersburg, Northern Transvaal, was
wrecked and a British otlicer and ten
men were killed.
The United States consul general at
Rome lias collected all the documents
bearing on the case of the Chicago's
officers at Venice and forwarded them
The disturbances in Russia are due
to a famine being taken advantage of
Representative J. S. Salmon, of New
Jersey, is dead.
Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson is
dead at Waahington.
It will probably be a surprise to
learn that Mary is the most popular
name among actresses. Next in num
ber are contractions of Eleanor.
All Orientals are great linguists.
They seem to have a faculty for picking
up languages that is not enjoyed by
The hardest woo-1 in the world is'not
ebony, but cocus, which is much used
for making flutes and other similar in
struments. On the date at which the census was
taken there were f So, 794,9 worth of
poultry on foot in the United States.
The Jnneau-Skagwav cable has not
been used for two months, owing to a
break which cannot be located.
Unmarried women of Michigan are
to petition the legislature for exmp
tion from taxation on estates Jess than
Opticians say that more jye glasses
are broken in hot weather, caused oy
perspiration loooening tbeir grip on
London Times Reviews Their Course in
' London, May 14. The Times relates
the couise of the peace negotiations as
"On the receipt of the Dutch corre
spondence intimating that Great Brit
ain was ready to listen to proposals
from the Boers in the field, Acting
President of the Transvaal Schaalk
burger came to the British lines and
asked permission to consult with Mr.
Steyn, ex-president oi the Orange Free
State. This led to the Boer delegates
going to Pretoria. Their first proposal
to Lord Kitchener and Lord Miiner,
the British high commissioners in South
Africa, was that the republics should
merely concede all the demands made
by Great Britain regarding the fran
chise, etc., before the war. The Brit
ish government, in reply, referred them
to the .Middlehurg coiii'eience, as the
maximum of possible concessions and
refused permission to the Boers to con
sult their friends in Europe. Event
ually, while refusing an armistice,
Lord Kitchoner undertook not to molest
the burghers while they were actually
holding meetings with the commandoes
to authorize the leaders to negotiate on
the basis of the surrender of independ
ence, but they were told it was useless
to return to Pretoria without being
armed with full powers to negotiate.
Schaalkburger assented to this, but Mr.
Steyn's acquiesence seemed doubtful.
"Mail advices received from Pre
toria," continues the Times, "declare
that Lords Kitchener and Miiner prom
ised generous compensation for burned
larni8, promised no difficulty with re
gard to the question oi amnesty for
rebels, which did not present insuper
Their Disposition Will Be Determined by a
Forestry Reserve Official.
Washington, May 14. Representa
tive Cushman recently called on the
commissioner of the general land office
to ascertain whether or not certain
lontls in Skagit and Snohomish coun
ties are to be eliminated from the
Washington forest reserve and opened
to settlement. Reports to this effect
recently reached Washington from the
state, and have led to considerable
speculation. Mr, Cushnmn learned
that on April 18 CominiwHioner Her
mann directed D, B. Shelter, superin
tendent of forest reserve in Washing
ton, to make an examination of town
ship 32 north, ranges 8, 9. and 10 east;
township 31 north, ranges 10 and 11
east, and township 30 north, range 11
east, with reference to whether it is
better suited for forestry purposes or
agricultural purposes. No report has
yet been received.
When Superintendent Sheller shall
have been heard from, tlgeneral'land
office will convey his recommendation
to the secretary of the interior, where
the matter will be finally acted upon.
It is probable that no final action can
be had until late in the fall. In cas-e
all or a part of the land is found to lie
agricultural, that much will, undoubt
edly be restored to settlement! otheri
wise its present status will riot be al
Congress Votes $200,000 for the Sufferers
Washington, May 14. The volcano
calamity in the West Indies came up
before the house during the afternoon,
the District of Columbia measure being
laid aside to permit the relief bill to be
In view of the president's message
urging an appropriation of $500,000,
the house committee on appropriations
unanimously reported a substitute to
the senate relief bill making it f200,
000, and placjng its disposition under
the president of the United States.
Heminway, of Indiana, the acting
chairman of the appropriation commit-
! tee, secured unanimous consent for im
.mediate consideration. The amount,
I he suid, had been limited to $ 200,000
because the committee was informed
thai large contributions were being
made by private parties.
I The bill was finally passed and went
I through the senate w ithout division.
Wilhetmini Steadily Improving
The Hague, May 14. The bulletins
issued at Castle Loo concerning the
condition of Queen Wilhelmina have
lieen reduced to one a day, and it is ex
pected that they will soon cease alto
gether. The marked improvement in
her majesty's condition continues, and
the constant attendance of her physi
cians is no longer necessary.
Lord Caunyfote Quite III.
Washington. Mav 14. Tiril Pinni.
fote. the British ambassador. nintinna
quite ill here, and his condition is giv
ing the family some concern, lie sitt
ers trom astlimaand stomach and other
troubles, and owinff to hia sdvnncm!
aire, his svstem fails toresnond as read.
ny to tne treatment aswashonud would
ne tne case.
Taris, May 14. The airship belong
ing to Senor Aogui-te Serros, the Brazil
ian aeronaut, made an ascension dur
ing the morning. The airship exploded
and killed Sevrosand another aeronaut.
Senor Sevros arrived in Paris with a
flying machine lant November. He
then announced his intention to sail
across and around Paris. His last
balloon is described as carrying a car
shape 1 like a long parallelogram, drawn
up directly beneath the balloon.
The Endless Revolution.
Port an Prince, Hayti, May 14. Se
vere fighting is progressing in the
streets of Port an Prince. The situa
tion is very serious. The meeting of
congrew, which opened at noon, had
hardly beard tbe words of the president
of the houe declaring that a president
of the republic was to be elected, when
Deputy Jean not declared that congress
did not have the confidence of the peo
ple. This was followed by cries of
"Vive La Revolution," and "Aux
Arises," amid a scene cf great disorder.
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial end financial flappcmnjs of lift
portance A Brief Review of the urowt!i
and Improvements of the Many Industrie
Throughout Our Ihrlving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report.
Many emigrants are arriving daily at
The Salem Federal Labor Union has
been organized with a membership
The fruit growers around Medford
are jubilant over the recent rains and
the fact that prospects for a good yield
are better than for years.
The mill on the Lucky Bart group at
Gold Hill is running day and night on
ore from the Doubtful claim. A HU
inch vein of high grade free milling ore
assaying (45 per ton was lecently
struck in this claim, which will bring
the Lucky Bart group to the front
again, something over f 150,000 having
already been milled from the several
ledges on the property.
The number of strangers now pouring
into Oregon is being felt even in the
backwoods. A year ago it was believed
that all the public timber land worth
taking had passed into private hands,
and investors were buying freely from
the original locators. But since then
the more inacessiblo and less timbered
land is being eagerly sought by people
anxious to file on timber tracts.
This season in the Sumpter district
will witness the greatest placer clean
ups known there for years. In several
piitces there has been a marked revival
of interest in the placer diggings.
Companies have been organized to op
erate diggings on a large scale, and
scenes where there has been compara
tively little life since the boom days' of
pioneer times will be teeming with
The camps and mills near Alma
are vainly applying for men.
Fire at Praire City destroyed an en
tire block and caused a loss of f 20,000.
la Grande is enthusiastic over the
Lewis and Clark fair and a general
meeting will be held to get subscribers
to the stock.
Ed Graves, of Marquam, lias con
tracted 5,000 pounds of hops from his
yard five miles east of Woodburn, for
12li cents per pound,
A bill has been Introduced in the
United States senate granting a right
of way acioss the Cascade forest reserve
for the Oregon & Southeastern railroad.
The city council of Baker City has
awarded the contract for the extension
of the mains of the waterworks system
to a contractor of that city on a bid of
The wool industry of Oregon ranks
well up with whoat and lumber, and
out in the eastern part of Wasco coun
ty's plains is the greatest wool market
in the world.
The Eastern Oregon term of tbe bu?
preme court opened at Pendleton with
a' cases on the docket, all but three
being appeals from UmatiUai Baker
and Union counties,
The Oregon national guard will as
semble at some centrally located point
in the Willamette valloy, in brigade
camp, for instruction, for a period of
eight days, July 17-24, inclusive.
Wheat Walla Walla, 6566c:
bluestem, 67c; valley, 65c.
Barley Feed, 2021: brewing,
$21(321.50 per ton.
Oats No.l white, $1.251.27;gray,
Flour Best grades, f 2.853.40 per
barrel; graham, 2.5O2.80.
Millstuffs Bran, $ 15(3 16 per ton;
middlings, f 1920; shorts, $17(318;
Hay Timothy, f 12(315; clover,
$7,50(810; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 1.50(31.65
percental; ordinary, $1.251.35 per
cental; growers prices; sweets, $2.25(9
2.50 per cental! new potatoes, 83,c.
Butter Creamery, 1617Jsc; dairy,
1215c; store, 1012ic.
Eggs 1516c for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12
13c;YoungAmerica, 13)s14c; fac
tory prices, 1 l?4c less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4.50
5.50; hens, $5.506.00 per dozen,
&2c per poind; springs, 11'
ll)sc per pound, $4.00(36.00 per doz
en; ducks, $5.007.00 per dospn; tur
keys, live, 1314c, dressed, 1616c per
pound; geese $6.507.50 per dozer).
Mutton Gross, 4Me per pound;
sheared, 3 c; dressed, 74e per pound.
Hogs Gross, 64C; dressed, 7J68c
Veal 6i8c for small; 67c for
Beef Gross, oows, 4)c; steers.
6Jc; dressed, 88c per pound.
Hops 12 15 cents per pound.
Wool Valley, 1214; Eastern Ore
gon, 8(3 12c; mohair, 25c per pound.
The British administration in India
is alarmed by rumors of sedition in Af
ghanistan. All the flour consumed bv the 11.-
000,000 people in Siam comes fro.n the
I mted States.
Swans on the Thames at Eton and
Windsor are being fed from the local
boat rafts, as the birds are nimble,
owing to the severity of the weather, to
obtain a sufficiency of food for them
selves. Several of the smaller British manu
facturers outside the English trust have
been forced to suspend work by the
keenness of theco npetition between the
American and Britten syndicates.
One dark night recently a Ruasian
sciiooner was lying in the bay of Gib
raltar, when two dogs, swimming, ap
proached tbe vessel and wer taken on
board. Tbey had bags around their
bodies containing several pounds of to
bacco. It seems that this Is the means
by which smuggling is done across the
bay into Spanish territory, where tbe
tobacco duty is very heavy.
NOT A SOUL ALIVE.
Every Person In St Pierre Perished in the
Storm of Fire.
London, May 13. A dispatch to the
Times from St. Thomas, D. W. I., says
that St. Pierre was destroyed in the
twinkling of an eye, and that not 40 of
the inhabitants of the city escaped.
Some of the outlying parishes of the
Island of Martinique have been inun
dated. The whole northern portion
of the island is burning, and has been
denuded of vegetation, and is a rocky
wilderness. The latest news received
here from St. Vincent, continues the
correspondent, says the number of dead
there is supposed to reach 500, the ma
jority of whom have not been buried.
It is reported that Fort de France,
Island of Marinique, is thieatened, con
cludes the correspondent, and there is
frightful tension everywhere.
Successful attempts have been made
to reach St. Pierre. . Cabling from St.
Lucia, the correspondent of the Daily
Mail says the town is a heap of ruins,
and dead bodies are lying all around.
Fe ever will be recognized, so great is
the mutilation and distortion.
Search parties have found 3,000
charred bodies on the site ol the cathe
dral. All appear to have been asphyx
iated at first. Not a soul was found
alive in the whole town.
United States Will Inform Them of the Birth
of the Cuban Republic
Washington, May 13. The state de
partment has decided upon the method
it will employ to notify the world offi
cially of the birth of the new Cuban re
public May 20. Instead of issuing a
proclamaiton, the department will send
identical notices to all United States
ambassadors and ministers abroad that
the military occupation by the United
States of the island has ceased on that
date, and that Tomas Estranda Palma
has been duly installed as the head of a
new government of the Island of Cuba.
There will be no invitation on our part
to the nations to recognize the new re
public, but it is expected that they will
take notice themselves of the fact that
the United States has so recognized the
Cuban republic by sending to the
island a minister resident and staff of
legation and consuls, and it is not
doubted that the example will be fol
Battle in Ventzula.
Tort of Spain, Island of Ti inidad,
May 13. Venezuelan troops under
General Vincente Gomez, attacked Car
upano, stae of Bermudez, Venezuela,
by land and by sea with the gunboats
Restaurador, Agosto and Zumbador,
but the port is still in the hands pi the
revolutionists. After a seven hours'
battle, the government forces were de
feated and obliged to abandon the field,
leaving 115 men dead arid 210 wound
ed. The city suffered terribly from the
shelling of the government war vessels.
The remainder of General Gomez's
troops escaped on board the gunboats
and reached Cumana, on the Gulf of
Caracas. Gomez was seriously wound
ed. Carupano now presents a spectacle
of desolation. The cable i,s cut-
Costly California Blue.
Truckee, Cal., May 13. Six acres in
the central portion of Truckee was a
raging mass of flames for seven or eigh.t
hours this morning. Tto extensive
box factory and planing mills of the
Truckee Lumber Company, around
which the town was originally built,
was totally destroyed. With it went
the office, with everythingjit contained,
andja number of warebouses and dry
ing houses filled with boxes, seasoned
lumber, glass, windows, doors and
building material- One million feet of
lumber piled on both side of the river
was also destroyed. Lass, $200,000.
Tokio May 13. The destruction by
fire of a hospital in Kyoto, Japan, was
attended by loss of life. About 4 :30
o'clock in the morning fire broke out in
the Funaokayama lunatic asylum at
Ouiiya Mura, Otogi Gori, on the north
ern suburbs of Kyoto. The flames
started in one of the rooms occupied by
a patient. Altogether two blocks of
buildings were destroyed before the
flames were got uiv.ler control, and of
the 39 patients who were in tbe hos
pital at the time of tbe outbreak, 18,
including two women, perished,
$uccessor of Corrlgan.
Rome, May 12. The correspondent
of the Associated Press is informed
that it is not likely that the successor
of Archbishop Corrigan will be named
at the next consistory and that probably
more than a month will elapse before
action will be taken. .It is therefore
probable that a capitulary vicar will be
appointed to administer the archdio
Tift Win Stop at Rom.
Washington, May 13. Governor Taft
has closed up his business here in con
nection with affairs in the Philippine
and left for Cincinnati, where he wil
attend to some private business prior
kj nij aepanure irom ew lor on tne
17th inst.. on his return to hia rjost at
Manila. He will stop at Rome in or
der to discuss the question of the friars
in the Philippines with the authorities
at the Vatican.
France Sends Prompt Relief.
Taris, May 13 At a meeting ol the
French cabinet thff minister of finance,
M. Caillaiux, was authorised to expend
all the money necessary to succor the
sufferers of the Martinique disaster.
An official of the colonial office has
sailed from Brest with 500,000 francs
($100,000) in cash. The cabinet fur
ther decided to order the half-masting
of flags over all public buildings for
three days, and tbe minister of tbe col
onies, M. de Crais, was instructed to
telegraph to the governor of Martinique
the condolence of France.
SCORE OF LIVES LOST IN PITTS
Two Hundred Spectators were Injured and the
Physicians Say that a Majority of Them
will Die Wert Watching a Burning Train
When Two Tank Cars Exploded, Drench
Ing Them with Burning Oil
Pittsburg, May 14. The Sheridan
yard of the Pan Handle Railroad was
the scene this evening of the most dis
astrous explosion and fire known in
this section in many years. A score of
lives were lost and about 200 persons
were so badly burned that, according to
the judgment of the physicians in at
tendance, 75 per cent of them will die
from the effects of their injuries.
The accident happened in the rail
road yards at Sheridan, where the Tan
Handle Railroad makes a turn near
Cork Run. Banked in by two high
hills, Imnd rede of people were caught
In the shifting necessary to make up a
train, five tank cars, two of them filled
with refined petroleum and two with
naptha, were switched with too much
force, and one of the cars of naptha
was broken. Instantly the inflam
mable bi-product poured out in a
stream, The trainmen, seeing that
one of the cars was da naged, started to
pull them out of the way. As the
damaged car passed a switch light the
dripping naptha caught on the light
flame and almost instantly an explosion
The explosion sent shewers of burn
ing naptha over the freight station near
at hand, and also enveloped a number
of carloads of coke and lumber that
were close by, and in a moment all
were blazing Fifteen minutes after
the first explosion the two cars of re
fined petroleum that had lieen damaged
by the bursting of the tank of naptlm
and were leaking blew up with a terrific
The yards at Sheridan lie in a nar
row valley. On the south side of the
yard is a rounded hill, bare of trees.
On the other side of the yard a hill
fully 200 feet high rises Bheer above
the roundhouse. In less than 15 min
utes both these hills were black with
men, women and children,- who were
eagerly watching tbe flames in the cut
Burning oil had. found its way into
the sewer, and as soon as it reached the
open air at the mouth the third explo
sion followed. The escaping naphtha
had blown to atoms the Sumpter hotel
and the Collis house, on River road,
and badly wrecked a frame building
near by, in which were congregated 200
or more njen from Pittsburg and vicin
ity, betting on the races and ball
games, few ot the occupants of this
building escaped injury, many being
The third explosion served as a warn
ing to but few of the spectators at
Sheridan. Without a moment's warn
ing there was an awful roar, loud
enough to be heard In the heart of
Pittsburg, five miles away, and a sheet
of flames shot up from the wreckage
and enveloped both hillsides, even to
Theie was a moment's lull, as though
every living thing in the vicinity had
been annihilated, and then came tbe
cries, the (creaming for help, and tbe
blanks in the crowd told of tbe ex
plosion's dread result. Both of the two
remaining tank cars had blown up. A
torrent of flames belched forth on each
side of the tiack, sweeping back the
terrified spectators like a charge of ar
tillery, and sending a shower of flame
over their heads.
For the Dawson Trade.
Vancouver, B. C, May 14. A spe
cial from Dawson says: J. II. Kogers,
Dawson manager of the White Pass
Yukon Railway, makes the statement
that his company would enter into
competition with the Noithern Com
mercial Company and the North Amer
ican Trading Company, in retaliation
for the statement that the Northern
Commercial Company would take in a
stock of goods for the Dawson trade.
The Dawson retail merchants had been
afraid they would be forced out of busi
ness by competition of the big com
mercial companies bringing in large
stoegs of merchandise.
Rat War on Alaskan Traffic
Seattle, May 14. An Alaska trans
portation cut-rate wai, which probably
will be bitterly fought, with disastrous
results to the lines engaging in it, and
a corresponding benefit to he traveling
public, has been inaugurated. Before
the day closed, tickets to Lynn canal
points were selling at $7.50 and $5, first
and second class, respectively. The
prevailing tariff has been $30 and $20.
The entry ctf the Pacific Clipper Lines
steamer Santa Ana on the Lynn canal
run precipitated the fight.
Following English Precedent
New York, May 14. The Spanish
government is following English prece
dent In entertaining a large body of
European princes and foreign represen
tatives who will witness the king's civil
inauguration, says a Madrid dispatch
to the Tribune. The princes are either
guests of the crown in palaces, or
houses with complete retinue of serv
ants ate 'placed at their disposal.
Special Ambassador Curry, of the
United States, is provided with a bouse.
San Francisco, May 14. Telegraphic
advices received at the Merchants' Ex
change give the information that an
unsuccessful attempt was made Satur
day night by the tug Astoria to pull off
the British bark Baroda, which went
ashore nine miles south of Coqtfille
river, August 29, 1901. Every effort
was made to release the vessel from the
bed of sand into which the bow was
plunged, but ibe could not be budged,
and she was finally abandoned to her
fate. Tbe Baroda waa bound from Cal
Uo to Portland, and was in ballast.
THREE NEW STARS.
Oklshotv, Arizona and New Mexico Admitted
Washington, May 2. The house
resumed consideration of the omnibus
stutebood bill immediately after the
reading of tho journal. The pending
amendment was that of Mr. Overstreet.
oi inuinaa, to consolidate rsew Mexico
and Arizona and submit them as the
state of Montezuma, or such other
name as the constitutional convention
should elect. The opposition to the
bill had united upon this amendment
and had determined to make a strong
effort to adopt it. Overstreet made a
vigorous speech, trguing that its pur
pose was to benefit the people of tbe
two territories, but the amendment
was defeated by a vote of 28 to 100.
A lew verbal amendments offered bv
the committee were adopted, and the
bill was then passed without division.
Tho bill as passed provides enabling
acts for Oklahoma, Arizona and New
Mexico, similar in form to former
enabling acts, with the exception that
the constitutiot ai convention of New
Mexico is empowered to designate the
name by which the new state sht.ll
enter the Union and in the case of Ok
lahoma the convention bv irrevocable
ordinance shall express the consent of
teat state that congress at sny future
time may attach all or any part of
Indian Territory to it. Theenablina
acts cimer from one another chiefly in
reference to the public lands appro
priated for education and public pur
poses. SOLD DISEASED MEAT.
St Louis Grand Jury Is Investigating Grave
Charges Against Beef Trust.
St. Louis, May 10. The beef trust is
now under investigation by the St.
Louis grand jury. Following the rev
elation at Jefferson City that diseased
meat is sold in St. Ixniis. Circuit At
torney Folk presented the subject to
tne grand jury, ile announces that he
will subpoena all the witnesses who
testified at Jefferson City and all other
persons whom he can find that know
anything about the operations of the
'This has become a subject for tbe
riminal courts." taid Mr. Folk, "and
the matter will be as thorotiuhlv inves-
tigated as have been the briherv senn.
duls, and I have no doubt that men
who nave been selling decaved meat to
St. Louisans will he landed behind the
bars of the penitentiary."
Control Ltrge Copper Interests.
New York, Mav '10. A
Vice President John Mnginnis, of the
and other Ileinze properties, the new
company will have in its treasury 95
per ceni oi me capital etock of these
conianios: The Montana Ore Pur-
'liasine Comoanv. the Nirvner Pnnonli.
dated Copper Company, the Minnie
Healy Copper Miniug Company, the
Cobra-Rock Island Copper Mining Com
pany and the Belmont. Connor Atininr
Company. The company will also have
i,uuu,uuu oi tne nrst mortgage bonds
of the Montana Ore Purchasing Com
pany bond and $2,500,000 first mort
gage bonds of the Nipper Company.
These bonds represent the only bonded
indebtedness of the companies named
Salvador Dispute Settled.
Washington, May 10. The United
States has won a sweeping victory in
the matter of the arbitration of the dis
pute with the Reoublic of Salvador
over the claim of the Salvador Com
mercial Company and other citizens of
the United States, stockholders in the
Corporation El Triumpho Company,
Ltd., created under the laws of Salva
dor. Sir Henry Strong and Don M.
iiicKineon, a majority of the arbitra
tion commission, have rendered an
opinion against Salvador for $573,118.
Paul Leicester Ford Shot.
New York, May 10. Paul Leices
ter Ford, tbe novelist, was shot and
killed by his brother, Malcom Webster
Ford, writer and athlete, who immedi
ately sent a bullet into his own breast,
dying instantly. The shooting occurred
at 10:20 A. M , in the handsome new
mansion which Paul Leicester lord had
built at 37 Fast Seventy-seventh street,
and had occupied for about a year.
The murder was supposed to have been
committed in a fit of insanity.
Police Chiefs Adjourn.
Louisville, May 12. Tbe police
duels of the tinted States and Canada,
at their final session, changed the
name of the association .to lhe Inter
national Police Chiefs' Association
and selected New Orleans as the next
place of meetinz. Richard Sylvester
of Washington, was elected president
Rebels Bombird Nau Ning Fu.
Hong Kong, May 12. Advices re
ceived here from Wo Chou say the
rebels bombarded Nan Ning Fu for
three hours April 27, using modern
field guns. From 300 to 400 of the
inhabitants were killed. The rebels
subsequently withdrew to the hills.
Provision Plant Burned.
Chictgo, May 12. The plant of the
German Provision Company in the
stockyards was damaged by fire during
the night to the extent of $100,000.
Shipping Combine Agreements.
London, May 10. The Associated
Press has secured copies of the ship
ping combine agreements. They are
called "provisional agreements for tbe
purchase and acquisition, on or before
December 31, 1902, of the White Star,
Dominion, American and Atlantic
Transport Lines, to be organized under
the direction of the vendors, to the sat
isfaction of the bankers, namely, the
Morgans, nnder the lawsHif the state of
New York, or other state selected."
Engineer and Brskcman Killed.
Everett, Wash., May 10. Engineer
Michael J. Riley and Brakeman A. L.
Kittle were killed during the morning
by an engine crashing through a trestle
tn do tmtrsim of a m'lrh 25 fnt below.
The men were in the employ of a log
ging company and were coming down
j a grade with five loaded flat cars. The
'engine fell upon Riley, killing him in
stantly. Kittle died soon afterward
from ootids. Another train followed,
crash in? throneh tbe trestle before it
'could be stopped. The engineer and
' the fireman escaped by jumping.
CITY OF ST. PIERRE DESTROYED
BY A RAIN OF FIRE.
The Volcano of Mount Pelc Exploded and a
Shower ol Burning Lavs Swept the City
from Existence Now Estimated that at
Least 40,000 People Perished- All Ship
ping in the Harbor was Destroyed.
St. Thomas, D. W. I., May 10. The
British steamer Roddam, Captain Free
man, which left St. Lucia for Martin
ique, returned there during the after
noon bringing a report that the town of
St. Pierre, Martinique, has been totally
destroyed by volcanic disturbances in
the island. Almost all the inhabitants
of St. Pierre are said to have been
The Roddam reports that all the
shipping in the port has also been de
stroyed. The Quebec Steamship Com
pany's steamer Rorima, Captain Mug
gar, is mentioned as lost, with all on
The Roddam was almost completely
wrecked. Her captain was seriously
burned, and 17 of her crew are dead.
St. Thomas, D. W. I., May 12. It
is now estimated that 40,000 persons
perished as a result of the volcanic
eruption in the Island of Martinique.
The British schooner Ocean Traveler
arrived at the Island of Dominica, B.
W. I., at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
She was obliged to flee from the Island
of St. Vincent, B. W. I., during the
afternoon of Wednesday, May 7, in
consequence of a heavy fall of sand
from a volcano which was erupting
The schoonet arrived opposite' St.
Pierre, Martinique, Thursday morning,
May 8. While about mile off the
volcano of Mount Pelee exploded, and
tire trom it swept the whole town of
St. Pierre, destroying the town and the
shipping there, including the cable re
pair ship Grabbler, which was engaged
in repairing the cable near the Guerrin
factory, and four American vessels.
The Ocean Traveler, while on her way
to jJominica, encountered a quantity
The French cruiser Suchet has ar
rived at Point-a-Pitre, Island of Guad
eloupe, from Fort de France, bringing
several refugees. She confirmed the
report that the town of St. Pierre was
destroyed at 8 o'clock Thin edit y morn
ing by a volcanic eruption. It is sup
posed that most of the inhabitants of
St. Pierre were killed, that the neigh
boring parishes were laid waste, and
that the residue of the population ol
St. Pierre is without food or shelter.
The commander of the Suchet reports
that at 1 o'clock Thursday the entire
town of St. Pierie was wrapped in
flames. He endeavored to save about
30 persons, more or less burned, from
the vessels in the harbor. His officers
went ashore in small bouts, seeking for
survivors, but were unable to ponetrate
the town. They Baw heaps of bodies
upon the wharves, and it is believed
that not a single peri-on resident of St.
Pierre at the moment of the catastrophe
The governor of the colony, his wife
end staff were in - St. Pierre, and prob
ably perished. The extent of the catas
trophe cannot be imagined. The cap
tain of the British steamer Roddam is
seriously injured, and is now in the
hospital at St. Lucie. All of his offi
cers and engineers were killed or are
dying. Nearly every member of the
crew is dead. Surgeon Campbell and
10 of the crew of the Roddam jumped
overboard at St. Pierre and were lost.
From a dozen different sources comes
confirmation of the twful extent of the
catastrophe and adtled details of the
horror, and it seems vain to suppose
that many escaped from the terrible
shower of fire, lava and rock that fell
upon the city and scattered ashes which
fell one hundred miles away.
St. Pierre, the commercial center of
the Island of Martinique, had a popu
lation of about 25,000. It was on the
west coast of the island, about 12
miles northwest of Fort do France. It
waa the largest town in the French
West Indies, and was divided into two
quarters by a rivulet, over which a
number of handsome bridges had been
built. The lower quarter of the town
was close and unhealthy, while for the
aiost part the town was well ventilated
and pleasant. It had numerous public
buildings and schools, a handsome
theater and botanic garden. Its road
stead was defended by several forts.
Tbe empress Josephine was born there
The eruption of Mount Pelee begin
early last week, and was followed by a
fall of ashes over the northern part of
tbe island, several inches covering the
streets of St. Pierre. Saturday the flow
of lava commenced, and tbe entire pop
ulation was thrown into consternation.
It was rumored then that 500 inhabit
ants of St. Pierre were killed. That
was the last word received from Mar
tinique, as the submarine earthquakes
interrupted cable communication, un
til the arrival of the Roddam at St.
Cause of Spanish War.
Madrrd May 12. For the past few
days the senate has been discussing tbe
interpellation of Marshal Pruno Rivera
concernig the causes of the war between
Spain and the United States. Senor
Moret in defending his conduct at the
time said the Spanish fleet quitted
Santiago de Cuba on the advice of the
council if admiralty which had been
convoked at Madrid. Senor Moret was
Spanish minister of the colonies at the
time of the war.
Quiet in Santo Domingo.
Santo Domingo, Republic of Santo
Domingo, May 10. Ex-Preident Jim
inex, of the Dominican republic, and
bis ministers have left the foreign le
gation here, where they had sought
refuge. Quiet has been restored in
the city. The hospitals are full of
men who were wounded in the last
engagement betweer tbe Dominican
revolutionists and 'he forces of the
government. A Red Croea hospital
has been established and it caring for
the wounded. Tbe United States
cruiser Cincinnati has arrived here.