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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1903
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HHQD RIVER GLACIER
Published every Thursday.
8. F. BI.YTHE & SON, Publishers.
Terms of subscription 11.50a year when paid
The mill arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m". Wednesdays and Saturdays; depart tha
same days at nnnii.
For Chenowoth, leaves at a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursday, and Saturdays: arrives at 6 p. m.
For White Saiuiou (Wash.) leave daily at 6:45
a. m.; arrives ac 7:1ft p. m.
From White Salmon leaves for Fnlda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and (ilrnwood daily at A. M.
For Bingen (W ash.) leaves atd:iip. m. ; ar
rive, at 2 p. m.
plOURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, FORESTERS OF I
SI ajii-.kh A Meetssecona anu rourin moii
ays in each month in K. of V. hall.
H. J. Krkukkick, C. R.
S. F. Foot, Financial ttacmutry.-
(VAK OROVE COUNCIL No. 142, QRDER Or
) PENDO. Meets the Second mnd Fourth
rider of tha month. Vicitors cordlallv wel
comed. F. U. Brohius, Counsellor.
Minn Kiixii Curs, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142, meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7:80 o'clock. C. L. Corr-Li, President.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary.
1' AUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
j 87, 1. 0. O. F.-MeeU lirst and third Frl
ay In each month.
Miss Edith Moors, N. 0.
L. E. Moiuik, Secretary.
SANBY PORT, No. 16, Q. A. R.-MeetsatA.
O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturday
each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All G. A. R.
aoeiubers invited to meet with us.
W. 11. Pisry, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16-Meet second and
fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O, U.
W. hall at 2 p. m. Mrs. Fannib Bauiy, Pre.
Mb. T. J. Canning, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No.
105, A. F. and A
Jl M. Meet Saturday evening (
c on or before
each full moon. W m. M. Yatu. W. U.
C. D. TuoMrsoN, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M
Meets third Friday night of eaeh month.
O. R. Catmr, U. P.
A. B. Blowers, Secretary.
TOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 28, O. B. 8.
II Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
Iiifs ol each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Mrs. May Yatis, W. 11.
Mas, Mary B. Daviubon, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisan,
Meets first and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social: Arti
sans ball. F. C. Bltosius, H. A.
F. B. Barkis, Secretary. -
WAUCOMA LODOE, No. 30, K. of P.-Meeta
in K. of P. hall every Tuesday night.
V. L. Davidson, C. C.
Dr. C. H. Jbnkins, K. of R. 4 B.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. O. C. W
Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Barkis, W. M.
K. R. Bram.ry, Financier.
Cmibtkr Shuts, Recorder.
1DLEWILDE LODGE, No. 107, 1. O O. ?.
Meet la Fraternal hsll every Thursday
Bight. uko. W. Thompson, N. O.
J. L. Hxndirson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 1, K. O. T. M..
meets at A. O. U. W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter arm ma, Commander.
0. E. Williams, Secretary.
K1VERSIPE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meets first and
rd Saturdays at S P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, C.of H.
Mis Anniz Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets In Odd Fellows' Hall tha first and
third W ednesdays of each month.
i. R. Riu, V. 0.
C. U. Dakin, Clerk,
TJDEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. 0. 0. F.
JPj Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each mouth. W. 0. Asm, C. P.
f . L. Henderson, Scribe.
R. J. VV. VOGEL.
Will make regular monthly visit to Hood
River. Residence 303 Sixteenth street,
H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work
Telephone: Office, 281; residence, M.
Office in Ungille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JjR. X. T. CARNS.
Cold Crowns and bridge work and ell kind of
Hnon RIVER 0REQ0H
JJ L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Bhaw.
Call promptly answered in town or oomtry,
Dav or Night.
Telephone: Residence, Mi Offlce,U
Office over Everhart' Orocary.
j r. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 28.
BURGEON O. K, A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNKY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 28 year a resident of Oregon and Wak-
u.. h.d manv vears xperienca in
Real Estate matters, a abstractor, eearcaer of
litlea and agent. Batislacuon guaranteed or
pREDERICK 4 ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS,
Eetimetei fnrniBhed for all kinds ot
work. Kepairioc ipecialty. All kindt
of hop work. Shop on BUU Street,
between First end Becond.
AbetracU FurnUhed. Money Loaned.
Hood BIyw, Oregon.
p C. BROSIUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 12L
fm Honra: 10 U U A. M.J t U
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Do a general banking basinets.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE
Comprehensive Review of tie .Impart
nt Happening of the Put! Week,
Presented la Condensed Ferm, Meet
Likely to Prove Interesting 'to Our
The British have inflicted an awful
defeat npon Mad Mullah.
John Barrett, of Portland, baa
appointed minister to Argentina.
The courts have , declared the
trust insolvent and will appoint a -receiver.
A wind and rain storm in Western
Wisconsin laid low hundreds of acres
of corn. i
Russia says the United States has
opened no negotiations regarding the
Secretary Hit.hcock held np Oregon
state land selections bceause proof of
mineral character was insufficient.
A ScottsDoro, Ala., sheriff was severe
ly wounded while trying to protect a
negro from a mob bent on lynching. .
A careful compilation from official
records of shipments and of the test
obtainable data regarding stocks on
hand June 30, shows a wheat yield in
1902 for Oregon, Washington and Idaho
of 14,678,000 bushels. ;
Postmaster General Payne will take
a vacation for the benefit of his health.
The Colorado rivet fa 27, feet above
its maximum height at Yuma, Arizona.
Britain will pay the American fleet
unprecedented honor on its arrival
The president's firm stand for Poet
master General Payne has silenced bis
critics. - .
Russia has summoned Minister Les-
ear and other officials to attend a Man
The treasury department has pur
chased 190,000 ounces of silver for coin
age into Philippine meney.
A total reward of 6,100 is now
offered for the arrest of Harvey Logan,
the escaped Montana trainrobber.
The lord mayor of London, a He
brew, says Jews can only obtain relief
in Rusisa by appealing to the better
side of the nations.
Japan's participation in the Lewis
and Clark fair is aasured.
The New York and Chicago limited
on the Pennsylvania road was wrecked
near Lucas, Ohio. A number ol pas
eengars were severely injured.
The employers association, ol Kansas
City, has commenced a ngbt against
Mad Mullah has defeated the B itish,
capturing 2,000 soldiers and killing 30
The enemies of the Panama canal
were defeated in the first skirmish in
the Colombian congress.
A passenger and freight collided near
Petersburg, Va., killing two men ana
Injuring a number of others.
The French cabinet faces a crises in
It arand for community icbools in
place of congregational institutions.
It haa been brought out that the
noBtal frauds were largely due to wire
pulling and "good fellows" in office.
Harvey Logan, a Montana train iob-
ber, in prison at Knoxvuie, ienn
made his escape by lassoing tha jailrr.
The flood in New Mexico and North.
em Mexioc has driven many from their
homes and rations are becoming Jsliort
Violent earthauake shocks were felt
at Ealu, Hungary.
Ex-Postmaster General Smith denies
all charges of fraud.
An American named Thornton and
hia native scout have been slam in
Dr. J. W. Jewett, for 40 years ens-.
hmi examiner at New York, has been
Russia will refuse to receive the pe
tition of the Jews, which Roosevelt
Emteror William, at a dinner, said
Teutons and Amreicans are bound by
hm of blood and relations should be
Almost the entire plant of the Cin
cinnati abattoir company, one of the
largest in Ohio, has been destroyed by
fire. Loss, 1300,000.
Pern has arrested a numW of depu
tiea whe were to take part in congress
on finding illegal documents in their
In a raid bv the police on the head-
Quarters of the Macedonian revolution
ists at Kostendie, isuigaria, six men
were killed and much dynamitecap-
Seventeen New York murderers will
be executed within the next week.
Three trampr wer killed in tbe
wreck of a freight train at Layfayette,
Colombia telegraph wires are down
and proceedings of congress are not ob
Definite steps toward tha erection of
a $3,000,000 art museum in Chicago
hava baen taken bv tne national Art
Interference by the Toledo humane
anrietv toDoed a butchers' contst for
killing and dressing animals.
Andrew Carnegie bas given $100,000
to Utica, N. Y., college.
HUNDREDS ARB DEAD,
Awful Explosion of Fire Damp In a
Hanna, Wyo., Jnly 2. At 10:30 A.
M. today an explosion of fire damp in
mine No. 1 of the Union Pacific coal
company snuffed out tha lives of 236
men, injured scores of others and
caused the destructic n of a vast amount
of property. The mine was not fired,
as stated in the early reports, but the
explosion was ten ific, and completely
shattered the timbers of the main shaft
and numerous entrances, filled the
workings with debris, and those of the
miners that were not killed outright by
the explosion were buried alive.
Tne explosion was heard for many
miles around, and attracted people from
the adjoining settlement. Huge tim
bers and railroad iron were hurled from
the mouth of the shaft a distance of
200 and 800 feet.
Superintendent E. S. Brooks and a
large force of men vent to work with a
will to remove the debris from the
shaft and reach the entombed miners.
Their progress into the mine was block
ed by the foul gases, and several times
they were forced to return to the sur
All day the rescuing party worked,
the force being increased from time to
time by tbe arrival of ranchmen and
others from near by settlements, and
by those of relief train sent out from
Rawlins, which arrived about 2 o'clock
in the afternoon.
About 1 o'clock this afternoon four
men were taken out alive, and half an
hour later they were followed by 42
others. Many were unconscious and
had to be carried from the workings,
tome were injured, but none fatally.
Several are in a critical condition, but
it is believed all will recover.
Two hundred and eighty-two men
went down in the mine at 7 o'clock
this morning, and np nntil a late hour
tonight only 48 had been accounted for.
Of this number two are dead.
Horses and scrapers were put at work
hauline debris away from the shalt,
and cars were pushed down the incinie,
loaded and hauled back up to the tippie
and dumped. The work is progressing
slowly, owing to the narrow space in
which the rescuers are compelled to
operate, but by daylight tbe mine
should be opened sumcientiy to permit
deep explorations and tbe rescue ot
tbe dead bodies.
Late tonieht a party of resauers
reached four mules that were alive, and
this caused hopes to arise in tbe breasts
the tired workers and tbe anxious
women and children gathered about the
shaft. It is a faint hope, however, for
experienced mine bosses and miners say
that when tbe imprisoned men are
reached all vill be found dead. Some
the miners that escaped say tnat
they saw 20 dead bodies in entry 17.
They reported that many ol tbe men
were crazed by tbe explosion and ran
hither and thither in the mine. Many
these could have escaped, but they
laid down, buried their faces in their
hands and gave up tbe fight.
Of the 243 dead about 17S were mar
ried and leave large, families. About
100 were (inlanders, 60 were colored
and the remainder were Americans.
BID ADIEU TO KIEL.
Americana Leave Oerman Waters Amid
Qreat Booming of Cannon.
Kiel. Julv 2. The United States
snuadron sailed at 6 P. M. today from
Kiel, all the German snips ssiuung
and the Americans replying. The flag
ship Kearsarge, Tioggo and Fan I ran
cisco will go through to Cattagat, stop
ping at Kallund' Borg, UenmarK, wr
two davs. The Macbias will go by way
of Kiel canal to Binnsbuttel and thence
will rendezvous with tbe other Ameri
can ships off Spithead. Tbe squardon
will arrive at Portsmouth July 7.
The salutes of the imperial standard
were Bred as tne uonenzonern bbiiou
for Eckernforde this morning to accon
pany tbe emperor and empress tonight,
after the cruiser yacht race. The, em
peror started for Eckernforde on board
the Meteor at 7 A. M. The empress
was on the Iduna, which also started
The American naval officers at
tended a series of receptions on board
the German warships this afternoon.
Slays Han la a Frenzy.
Austin, Tex.. July 2. Frenzied by
mpposed wrongs, W. G. Hill, an ex-
attache of the state controller's office,
todsy entered the private office ot Mate
Controller K. 1&. IjOVO ana iueu aim
by means of two bullets from a large
caliber revolver. As Hill turned to
Bee, he was intercepted by Chief Uers:
Stevens, of the department, who en
gaged him In a scuffle, during which
Hill's revolver was accidentally ex-
Dloded. The bullet entered Hill a
abdomen causing a wound frcm which
he died this afternoon.
Eight Killed la Tornado.
Wilder. Minn., July 8. A tornado
passed over this place tonight killing
eight persons and doing much damage
to Droperty. Tbe storm Qrst strnra
tha isnrh of Dr. Wester, destroying all
tha farm buildings, from here the
tornado turned eastward, taking every
thing in a path of 40 rods wide and
about eight miles long. At tbe farm
of Daniel Gallagher all the buildings
were demolished and Gallagher and
his daughters killed.
China See Method la Move.
Tien Tsin, Jnly 2. Tbe local news
papers comment on tbe alleged tlnifl
cance of tbe gathering of the Ameri
can. British and Japanese fleets in the
northern part ot tbe Gulf ot Pecbili.
It is asserted that no less than 67 Rus
sian warships of one sort and another
are assembled at Port Arthur. The
Japanese reserve officers who were on
leave in North China are ssid to nave
been called home.
I innwMrnEax. mi . - 1 - . ui 1 nil IP 1 If- l HVIIMIt. I
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
WHERE ARB THE GUIDE BOARDS?
Law Says Road Supervisors Shall Place
Them. ' . "';
There is on section of tbe road law
whi h is more imperative in Its require
ments and which is more disregarded
than that which makes it a duty of
road supervisors to erect guide boards
at tbe forks of every highway. If the
law were strictly followed no super
visor could draw his salary nntil he
had erected gmdeboards herever roads
unite or cross, yet it , is remarked by
i . . .
everyone wbo travtis In tbe country
that there are very few such boards in
evidence. Newcomers in particular
notice the aDsenre of signboards. The
law on the subject is section 30 of the
latest edition of Oregon road laws and
reads as follows:
Every supervisor shall erect and keep
up at the forks ot every highway and
every crossing ol public roaus wtuiin
bis road district a guide or finger
board, lontaining an inscription in leg-
lole letters directing tbe way and spe i-
fying the distance to tne next town or
public place situated on eacb road re
spectively; provided, that the road su
pervisors shall not be paid alter sub
mitting their report to the county
court until they have shown to the
satisfaction of the conrt that tbe pro
visions of this section have been com
HARVEST PROSPECTS EXCELLENT.
Linn County Crops Have Been Helped by
Linn county farmers are elated over
the excellent prospects for good crops.
The damage done by tbe few days ol
hot Weather early in June has been
overcome by tbe cool weatner ana
rains of the past week and the indica
tions are that almost a full crop will
Just now the rain is doing some
damage to bay. A considerable
amount of clover hay bas been cut and
will be injured some by tbe rain. A
week's good weather would see a large
portion of the hay crop safely har
vested. The fruit outlook is excellnet, al
though the crop of apples and pears
will be light, there will be an extraor
dinary yield of prunes, which consti
tute by far the greater portion ot most
orchards. The prune trees in this ec-
tion will be loaded with all the fruit
they can possibly bear. In some in
stances a part of the fruit will have to
be shaken off to save the trees.
Lands In a Tangle.
A large stack of disapprovals of lien
land selections which lay on the desk
of the state land agent a few days
ago shows the wholesale manner in
which the general land , office and
the department of the interiaor are
turning down Oregon lien lands.
Thousands of acres which have been
selected by tbe state and sold after ap
prrval by local land offices have been
rejected recently by the general land
office, and the end is not yet. Appeals
are being taken to tbe secretary of tbe
interior, but if that official adheres to
his present pol e the e is small
chance of a change in tbe decisions.
Bevond Question the state land depart
ment is involved in tbe worst tangle
ever known in its history, and it will
ha a Ions time before the kinks are
Crook's Population .Increases.
Crook county is getting its Bhare of
tha newcomers into the state. -' Four
hundred and forty-eight claims of differ
ent kinds have been proved up since
Julv 1. 1902. Beginning about July 1
the land roromissioner says that there
will be trade at his office here from 10
to 12 proofs a day until October 1.
More than 1,000 settlers have come in
to the county in the last year and
every stage from Sahniko to Primville
is crowded with people looking for
Scarcity la Brick and Masons.
The state board of capitol building
Commissioners bas recently let con
tracts for three new brick buildings, an
addition to tbe prison, a new indus
trial building at the reform school and
a closed cottage at the asylum As a
consequence, there' is Immediate de
mand for a large quantity ol brier ana
the orison brickyard will be kept work
ing at its full capacity for nearly two
months to supply tnem. ine contrac
tors all wish to begin worg ai once,
and hence each wants brick first.
Few Reports Are Made.
There are 9.000 kgs'ly organized
corporations in tbis state ana oniy
about 600 have filed their annual re
ports as required by the provisions ol
the Eddy corporation law. All that
have not fi'ed reports will be liable to
fine of $100 if they continue in de-
fanlt for 20 days. Some very promin
ent mrnnratlona have failed to make
tbeir reports, and it seems aimosx cer
tain that they bave done mis uirougo
Article el Incorporation Filed.
OnI two new companies filed arti
cles of incorporation in the office of the
secretary of state last week. iney
were: Davis Lake Irrigation com
pany, Roeeborg. $25,000; Suitro Lum
ber company, Linnton, $25,000.
Baker Will Pay tbe Taxes.
Sheriff Colhath, of Marion coonty,
has been notified that ex-SUte Printer
Fr.nk Raker will pay the taxes doe on
th atate minting plant. The sheriff
had advertised tbe sale ot ths property
to take place this week.
ARID LAND NOT IN DEMAND.
Department of tbe Interior Approved
Two Application for Reclamation.
The rush which was made a year ago
for land under th arid land law is not
iq evidence this year. Only a very few
applications for arid land contracts
have been received in the Isat six
months, and ail of tbeee are for small
tracts which will be occupied, reclaimed
and cultivated by the applicants. Only
two of the applications fur large tracts
have been approved by the department
of tbe interior. One of tbeee is tne
application of tbe Portland company,
organized by W. E. Burke, which com
pany has a contract for the reclamation
of about 8,000 acres northeast of Mal
heur lake. This tract is entirely in
cluded within the reigon recently with
drawn from entry by tbe department
with a view to examining it to ascer
tain whether a suitable site exists for
the construction of large irrigation
works by tbe government.
The other application approved is
that of the Pilot Butte development
company, which has secured some 87,.
000 acres near the headwaters of the
Deschutes, 'from which stream the
water for irrigating tbe land will be
taken. This is the company organized
by A. M. Drake. Among the applica
tions pending are tboee of the Oregon
development company for 78,000 acres
near the headwaters of the Deschutes;
the Three Sisters company, for 27,600
acres between the Deschutes and tbe
Cascade mountains, and the Harney
valley improvement company, for 69,.
999 acres near Malheur lake, in Harney
county. A part of the application of
the Oregon development company has
been rejected on the ground that the
land is timbered and cannot be proper
ly classed as arid land.
Mrs. deer Made President.
The Oregon federation of women's
clubs completed a most succesftul three
days' session at Astoria last week by
the election of the following officers to
serve during the ensuing year: Presi
dent, Mrs. T. T. Geer, Salem; first vice
president, Mrs. Samuel Elmore, Astoria;
second vice president, Mrs. A. Bern
stein, Portland; recording secretary,
Mrs. Hattie Young, Grants Pass; cor
responding secretary, Mrs. Samuel
White, Baker City; treasurer, Miss
Olive Slater, La Grande; auditor, Mrs.
Florence Sheldon, Eugene. Tbe feder
ation will meet at Baker City next
Horses Sent to Canada.
A shipment of 23 cars of horses of all
sizes and kinds went from La Grande
la-t week. They will go via Spokane
to Cut Bank, Mont., and be driven
frcm there to McLeod, Alberta. There
are about 700 horses, and the purchase
price is about $21,000, of which $17,-
000 was paid to the horfe growers of
Eastern Oregon. With freight and 20
per cent duty, the purchasers will be
in about $30,000, and will sell out to
tbe local dealers of their section, and
come again, should the venture pay.
Prices ranged from $10 to $125 dollars.
State Superintendent Ackerman bas
advised the various county school sup
erintendents of the state that the state
treasurer, in making the regular appor
tionment of school money this year,
will strictly follow the provisions of the
state law on the subje t. The disburse
ment will be made August 1 , and such
counties as have not filed their report
with tbe state superintendent before
that date will not receive their share of
Christian Convention a Success.
Tbe convention of the Christian
churches of Oregon, held at Turner
last week, was a great success. There
were nearly 40 ministers in attendance
and over 200 delegates and very many
Wheat Walla Wslla, 7074c; val
Barley Feed, $20.00 per ton; brew
ing. $21. '
Flour Best grades, $3.95 4.30;
- Millstuffs Bran, $23 per ton; mid
dlings, $27; shorts, $23; chop, $18.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.10 (J 1.15
gray, $1 05 per cental.
Hav Timothy. $20(821: clover,
nominal; cheat, $J516 per ton.
Potatoes Bestir Bupanks, 8065e
per sak; ordinary, 3546c per cental
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $30
3.50 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 10llc
vonng. 13ai4; hens, 12c; turkeys
live. 16(S17c: dressed, 2022c; du-ks,
17.0037.50 per dozen; geese, $6.00
Cheese Full cream, twins, 15KO
16c; Young America, ir(sUDtc; tact
ory prices, llS'c lees.
Bntter Fancy creamery, 20J22X
per pound; extras, 22c; dairy, 20(3
R2Kc; store, 16c818.
Ekjj 17 20c per dozen.
Hope Choh e, 18320c per pound.
Wool Vslley.U H' 17e ;Eastern Or
egon, 8S14r; mobair, 85187Xc
Beef Grow, cows, SH3c, per
pound; steers, 635Kc dressed, Stfc.
$3.50 per pound;
Spanish Train does Into River, and 300
Madrid, July 1. Fourteen bodies
and fifty injured persons have been ex
tricated from tha wreck of the Bilbao
train which overturned at the Nejerilla
river last night. According to oil.
cial information, thirty persons were
killed and sixty others seriously in
jured. Many of the latter will die.
Of the 300 pastengers on the train, il
is stated that only six escaped unhurt.
The train, which was composed ef
two engines and 16 coaches, was cross
ing the bridge, when the couplings
broke between tbe engines. The sec
ond engine left the track and fell, fol
lowed by the entire train, into the
bed of the river. ' Fortunately, the wat
er was low.
The nearest medical attendance was
a mile and a half distant, and thoce
passengers wbo were least injured aid
ed tbe others and did all possible until
the arrival of relief trains bringing
nurses, doctors and soldiers from Bil
The train fell fifty feet from the
bridge to the river bed, the coaches pil
ing up in a mass of splintered wood
and iron-work. The scene is described
as horrifying. Many corpses were car
ried down the stream, which was ac
tually reddened with blood.
It was found impossible to extricate
numbers of the injured who were pin
ioned under the wreckage. A railway
guard was arrested in the act of rob
bing the dead and narrowly escaped
It is believed that the official figures
underestimate the number of killed,
some accounts giving the number of
dead as 100. The full extent of the
catastrophe will be known only when
the wreckage has been cleared waay.
The latest dispatches from Sara
gossa, near which place the catastro
phe occurred, give the number of dead
as 90 and the injured as 100. The res
cue of the injured from the debris is
not yet completed.
COMET HAS TWO TAILS.
Observations Made at the Lick Ob
servatory. San Jose, Cal., July 1. The follow
ing report was received from Lick ob
servatory this evening: The conspicu
ous white fpet on Saturn, which was
observed at Lick observatory on
Wednesday, has not again been in a fa
vorable position for identification until
Sunday morning, when it was looked
up at Lick observatory. Tbe spot ap
pears to have divided too far to be eas
Tbe comet discovered by Bar rem a
week ago at Marseilles has been regu
larly observed with the 12-lnch tele-
slcope at the observatory. It has also
been fully photographed wltn tbe long
exposure, showing two tans.
Ths is an unusual observation, as
only about one comet in 20 is so situat
ed as to permit of this direct measure
ment. Its nucleus is about tbe bright
ness of a 9 magnitude star. It lies
due south at 2 :30 in the morning, 63
degrees above the horizon and is about
three fifths of the way up to the zenith
in the stellar aquaris.
ELEVATOR GIVES WAY.
Twenty-Three People Fall Forty-Five
Feet All are Injured.
Pittsburg, July 1. The breaking of
a shaft on tbe first floor of the H. J.
Heinz company's plant in Allegheny
today leleased the ropes supporting I
long freight elevator, on whicn per
sons were crowded. The cage fell from
tbe fifth floor to the cellar, a distance
of 45 feet, and every one on the elevator
was injured. It is thought that at least
two will die.
When the accident occurred the ele
vator was evidently overcrowded. Ac
cording to Dr. J. fi. Phillips, physician
at the plant, the antics of two men on
the elevator, woo were iniu.itwu,
caused the disaster. Dr. Phillips says
the two men crowded into the car after
being told by the operator to stay oft.
Once on, they commenced jumping,
with the result that tbe shaft snapped
and left the elevator without control.
Lands Reserved for the Navy.
Washington. July 1. The president
bas issued the first of a series of procla
mations under the Porto Rican land
act, reserving for the use of the United
States government such of the public
lands of Porto Rico as aw needed tor
naval purposes. Tbe lands reserved in
today's proclamation are 80 acres along
both aides of the Cagaus road between
tbe harbor and the railroad station, the
Isla Grande, all public lands and struc
tures on Pnnctella point, the park and
the presidio and the Island of Culebra
and adja ent keys.
Japan Is Becoming Excited.
London, July 1. According to tbe
Tokio correspondent of tbe Times th
excitement In Japan over the Man
churian problem is Increasing and the
nation is plainly resolved to support
the government In any measures which
are deemed essential to assert the
rigthsand safeguard the Interests ol
the country, aiarquia au u.
Yamamta. who hitherto advised a
waiting pclicy, now, advocate resolute
action by the Japanese government.
Aa Immense Landslide.
.Ouray, Colo., July 1. Aa immense
Inadelide, 1,000 feet wide came down
from the main range into Silver creek
haain. bevond and between tbe Rere-
DIM IDS " -
tnn nt the mountain broke off, and an
other section ot tbe mountains looks
if it would Dreai on. w enure
caused by tbe melting o deep wow.
No damage has resulted.
RAIN IN NEW YORK
FLOODS MANY STREETS TO A DEPTH
OF FIVE FEET.
Families are Held Prisoners Lightning
Strike Tammany Hal), But Docs No
Material Damage Orcateit Loss Is
Along tbe Water Front-Sewer Cavea
la With Fatal Results.
New York, July 1. New York and
vicinity, as well as ether parts of tbe
country, were flooded today by a down
pour of rain, during , which, in the
course of a few hours, about half as
much water fell as in the prolonged
period of wet weather last month. The
storm was accompanied by thunder and
lightning and Tammany hall and sev
eral other conspicuous spots were struck
by bolts but no damage to sprak of
6treets in various sections of Greater
New York were inundated, and it is ex
pected the damage by water will be
very great. The flood was most serious
along the shore - front, on South and
West streets, in tbe borough of Man
hattan and in the Williamsburg section
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done by flood 12 years ago.
For a good portion of the day here,
the water in some of the streets was
four and five feet deep, and manj fam
ilies were held prisoners in their
Fifteen feet of a sewer which is be
ing constructed in Brook Ij n caved in
and filled with mud and water. About
20 men were at work in tho excava
tion, but all managed to escape except
Peter Sears, wbo, it is supposed, was
caught in the flood and was washed
away in the sewer.
SECOND SFARCH BEQUN.
Qround Between Heppner and Lexington
Will Be Covered.
Heppner, Or., July 1. Another
body was today added to the number
found. This was the body of a woman
dragged from the mud and slime of a
deep puddle of water in front of the
residence of William Dutton, two
miles below town. Though badly de
composed the corpse was identified as
that of Mrs. Clarence Andiews,a mem
ber of tbe ill-fated family of George
Swaggert. Searchers were attracted
to the place by the noisome odors and
found the body partly exposed.
Yesterday the executive committee
went over the ground between Hep
pner and Lexington, to note the prog
ress of tbe work of search and decide
upon future plans, me result was
that all men were called in and paid
off, then three crews of ten picked men
each were selected and sent back to go
over tbe searched territory a second
All esses of need have been relieved
temporarily, andVMrs. Britton, who
has bad charge of emergency work,
leaves for her home at The Dalles to
morrow. Contributions continue to arrive.
Those which came today amounted to
LAMP LIT MINE OAS.
Twenty-Fonr Killed and Fifty Others In
jured In Explosion That Followed.
Barratoeran Coanuila, Mexico, July
Twenty-four miners were killed
and about fifty others seriously wound
ed in an explosion of gas Thnrsdsy
night in Las Esperanzas coal mines.
the property of tbe Mexican uoai ana
Coke company. The disaster was
caused by the ignition of gas by the
flame from a defective lamp.
The men were on the point of quit
ting work tor the day. Probably 100
men were in tbe mine at the time of
the explosion. After the shock of the
explosion those who were able to move
roeshd to the exits, but the falling
earth and debris carried many down to
death. Fully fifty miners escaped
with broken limbs and scorched flesh.
At last reports the bodies of twenty
four dead men bad been brought to
light. Others may die as a result of
Caught Robbing Mall Boxes.
Harrisburg,-Pa., July 1. Jacob
Devine was arrested at Columbia last
night charged with breaking open and
pilfering street mail boxes. Tbe postal
officials hsve been working at tbis case
for three months, snd claim to bave at
last captured the culprit. Poetoffice
Inspector Malone, of this city, says
Devine was detected breaking open a
box and the Columbia police notified.
When Devine was searched one of the
numerous decoy letters sent through
the mail by the inspectors was found
Robbed by Clever Ruse.
Little Valley, N. Y., July l.-Rob-bers
broke into a farm bouse two miles
from Limestone last night and robbed
James and Patrick Qiunton, wbo lived
there alone, of $4,000. The intruders
set fire to a' mass of rubbish in tbe
yard, and when tbe brothers opened
the door to run to the fire the robbers
bit James on tbe bead, knocking him
unconscious. Tbe other brother is a crip
ple. Both were bound and were not
able to releaes themselves.
Large Creosote Works Burned.
Mobile, Ala., Jnly 1. A telephone
special from Pascagoula today says that
fire totally destroyed tbe West Paara
golua creosote works, entailing a loss
of probably $200,000. The works
were said to be the largest in the
as , Sooth.
Tbe fire was caused by a piece
are of hot Iron tailing on ine creosote, an
explosion followed. No one was in
hood RIVER. OBSaOJf.