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USCID IH 8EMI WUKLT IECTIOXS, IACH TUKSDAT AJTD FKIDAT.
52d YEAR NO. 8,
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 13. 1902.
FIRST-SECTION EIGHT PACES.
Awful Reports fromr Martin
ique Are Confirmed.
RELIEF PARTIES 6N HAND
Molten Lava, Swept Every
thing: in Its' ;
Path s '
IN ITB LIGHTNING-LIKE ; .RUSH
FROM TUB CRATER TO TUB SEA
TERRIBLE! EXPERIENCE"' OF
TUB FEW PEOPLE SAVED RE
LI F.F FROM AMERICA .
, FORT DE FRANCE, Martlnlnue.May
' Lr" 10. R 1 estimated that 30,000 person
' !; perished ot St. Pie rre. The road lead
ing out of the city .are choked with
'dad' -bodlf . -according -to ! -reports
', reaching here. '' . '
... . ' Tht second rli-f expedition -brought
hack som of the Inhabitants of Cor-l-t.
They wre crad with tmr
jin.l dying from hunger.' An expedi
tion succeeded in reach Ing ,8t. Pierre
which i entirely destroyed! House
' fin to have li Hap pea red as though
fallowed up, In & great pit. Immense
Iron columr.r were found twisted and
. t over In the direction of.the stju
T The Awful Details.
' f'ASTRIESy"St.i Lucia, British West
IndWtvMay 10. lount Pelee on May
3d b. gai) to throw out dense cloud f
moke. On May 4th, hot ashe covered
.'"St. P;-"n an Inch thick arm made ML
ivii't, invlsMo. ' At noon on May 5th,
j ;i sircam of .burning Java rushed 44 MO
'. i f--t wn the mountain side, following
tin- dry bed of torrent and reach
.l.ii g the-nea, live ml lew from the moun-.
i. tain. In thre. minutes. In It ruh the
i fiery flood yfit; from It path plan
liitioriH, building factories, cattle and
human U Ing over a breadth of about
V on 'half mil'. J !
Ah tin Java rushed into the wo, the
latter receded !W fet all along the
winl . coast. The terror-striken inhabl-
it-t ruhl fr i-the hllJs. cr:itnlng,
Hhntitliig and Availing, nwwl with terror;
Thirty-live women "and children ar
rived hre on May 6th and fumlHh
.1 lib. :iliiVf detail. ' T
iin May Mth, th Hritlh steamer,
ij Uo.l.lim tfr.iwled slowly into Castries
! hiilior. 'Captain Wliatter rcrtd
tlMt. -havihg Jiist caat anchor offHt.
I'if rrv 4, t X p. in., h mw tremndu
Ihi.Im r' Mrnok. and glowlrtg lndrf
Milling' wilb. tfnlfi- rapKllty v'6,-h
low H .md port ympltely and In'an
limt.ii)l n vctitpi i'ij;, Hi former in a
"h'-cf of il.inif- iitid raining lire in
lxfi'l. I'.y rtii-rluim;in (Tortii lh a
- I.l- wii.'i mIii,h .1 suid 'the fi?:iincr. nine
liotirs l.it'-r, nuin.'igfd to r-twich Catrla.
Tli- tn.iii p.ienmi r Kk, -which calbnl
-rr M:n ilrtlU' at 10 o'clK;k la might,
r . -t . 1 1 ( rt;it the ' whole front was
IiI iz.hk fur mH's. .the Kk aent-a lo,'it
'anlinic, hut It could not' land ' on ; ac-
oiiiit .f the tcrrltlc firt. Not a living
soul .iw;red :whorf after llie lw:it
h:id ;iltd for two houra.
In tin aft-riiMiii ;i Kr-n-h counting
itsiiiivr arrivid hre from ' Firt' de
Kr.iiH , Making HHslHtanct. Th Mteim-
r w.ta loidi-d with food anl Hnt laok
! ,M.17 tllll-UH.
Alt att-init. to fi't-tu Ht. Pierre are
J irrVit by fire. ,.
' Th volcano inlaml of St. Vlnt piit han
burst out In H.vnpathetlc eruption. The
i simiT which returned from there hint
nlKht riort. the northern third, of the
'.''island in flame nfid cut off from as
, ' slstanc by a continuous stream of
burning lava. r
' -" Kl iiKMton. ca ul till of Jt. Vincent. Is
Ktife. but the eople'are -ery anxious
ti "lite' fate of the rest of that I.s-
' . land. ' ; -'". .. ;i ;
Ths Csble Break. -
Point -a -Pit re. tJuadetoupe May 10.
On the morning of. May 5th tluade
.)Ue learned that Mount ,PeIee Lvot-i,
. aiu In Martinique Had been In a. tt:
of eruption ulnce May Id; throwing; out
n xlics. The same, day violent thunder
storms occurred tind loud detonations
wpre hetfrd.At noon there-carne , ru
mor that lava was flowing rrom Mouat
Pelee and that 300 live had Jeen lost
at St. Pierre. All that Oay. were hard
loud noises like the discharge of heavy
artillery far off, ; 1
In the afternoon the cable fonnee
t Uns with Martinique all, dUappered.
The earth was tretnbltnr and jroleanlc
rumblings were heard. The newa of the
dlMister in Martinique reached here
Friday morning. Nearly everyone her
has relative In Martinique and Intense
sorrow prevails, j ; "
Tendon. May io. A cablo rompany
rec tived a. meUge from i Martinique
today saying the votoanJc eruption
continues, ami that ships are of raid to
Approach the island.' . i : 1
Americans Give Relief.
Washington. May 10. The eeretary
of the Navy has ordered the, erulwer
'liulnnati from Santo pmingo toMar
tlnbjue, , FecreUry Moody also gent the
roliowlng telegram to tne- comman
ant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard:
as' soon as practicable. Report when
' "Order ;theDlx!e to prepare for; sea
she can be made readr. '
The Dixie Is a ahip of onJderable
carrying capacity and -would be better
fitted than any of the cegular naval
ahlp to hasten to Martinique with re
lief e applies wh4ch can probably- ob
tained more readily a New Yorkf than
at -any of he West' Indian IslaM.
As a slll further measure of help
be State -Department today cabled
United State Consul Ay me at Guade
loupe, to proceed &e once to Martin
ique, to report upon the conditions
there and to inform the Government
what help is needed. C
CROWNED SPAIN'S KING
HAf GOVERNMENT I ENTER
TAIN. I NO MANY FOREIGN
PRINCES AND IXIGNITARIES.
NEW YORK, May 12,-The Spanish
Government Is following English prece
dent fn entertaining m. large body of
European princes and foreign repre
sentatives who will witness the king's
Inauguration, aayw .ft he Madrid! M
pacb to the Tribune. The princes are
either the guests of, the crown In? oal
ace, or houses wIHt a complete Iretln
ua of ervants are placed at their dia-
posal. ; Special Ambaaaadbr Currjy and
OenTaI Kloentfn. ki iwiru-nttivo tt
the United States juad France, are pro
vided with hou9e4 andi aU the special
Ambassador !are 'treated with dlxtinc-
tion. facn haa a royal carriage at bis
command 'and a Spanish grands to
Walt upon hm.i- Spain may have lost
her colonial empire, but she ha hr
old time pride In conducting state
runctlona wifh dignity and ceremony.
The king has Impressed the Idio
matic corps here as a remarkably oap
able ami clever sovereign, who 1 both
precocious and resourceful. While only
1, he la tall, graceful, aalfpossessed,
and haa a manner of great distinction.
He is an accomplished linguist. The
diplomats who have met him this -b
have been astonished! by the maturity
of hla character and the lr of digni
ty and atatellnes la a bov wh. has
not yet attained his full suture.
Arrangements for decorating ; the
route tf the royal iroa-res; tri : nnv
being made: The street are lined
with .Venetian masts, from which
banners will be hung over the road
ways. There' will- be few i flun hut
the sides of the buildings will be deco
rated In the! Spanish style with rugs,
ca met and hanzlnr nf hrftllant nl.
brt.- The decoratlons'will be almple,
but not Ineffective. ;
Army Appropriation Bill in
l 1 4the Senate Discussed
THE CORONATION EMBASSY
Made the Subject of Consid-
i veration Yester-
, , . ; i -
VlA I LEY CONTENDED THAT NO
SPKi'IAIj AM HASSAIXRH SHOULD
UK SENT, AND 1IB GAVE G0OD
REASONS FOR HIS POSITION
HELP FOR SUFFERERS.
WASHINGTON, May 10. A lively
debate occurred' In the Senate today,
upon tlU army appropriation bill of
ferol by Itilley, providing that no part
of the appropriations mad by the mea.
sure should be usd; in defraying the
expenses f the special embaasy tjo' the
coronation of - King Ediird Itailey
contended that the United States
should not send a special Wnbasador
to the coronation of Englarld'a king, or
to the coronation of any, ruley when
the country thus honored !ld not extend
tend a Iifc iurtesy to the! Uiited
Stales Inaugtirntlon of the 7 President.
After a considerablo discussion ! the
amendment was withdrawn. ; I
amemlment was withdrawn and the bill
passed. ' ' ,
For the Suffsrara.
WASHINGTON. May 10. The Sen
ate paased a bill appropriating 1100,000
for 'the relief of the suffer era by the
disaster In the, Island of Martinique.
;..... .. ,' .
1 In the House. '
WASHINGTON. May 10. The
House today transacted some minor
business. Including the passage of a
resolution to print five thousand loples
of the Jefferson Bible, and then laid
aside; public business, to pay a tribute
to the memory of the late Representa
tive Rufus K. . Polk, of Pennsylvania,
and. the late .Senator I. H. Kyle, South
Dakota. ;V: Underwood objected to the
considerationof the Senate resolutlcn
for the relief of the victims f the West
Indian 'dlsaater because no offlctal re
port had been made to Congress.
SALVADOR IS INDIGNANT.
NEW jrORK, May J2.--3enenal In
dignatlog la felt In Salvador, amys a
Herald, j Panama, dispatch. ' over the
award of the arbitration commission In
Washington, which eompela the Gov
ernment of Salvador to pay more than
1500,000 to;satlfy the claims of Am
erican citizen In the Port of El Tri
umfo matter. It Is a!J Salvador will
not be disposea to enter Into contracts
with Americana In the future. :
Captain ami Mr J. nnor f The
Dalles, have een assigned to the Sa
lem Sarvatloh Army post to relieve
Captain M. McGregor and Lieutenant
K. V. Seeley. who hare been trans
ferred to North Yakima. Wash., and
departed" yesterday afternoon. i
; Leral bUnk at tb Statesman offlce.
tsT . sssaaasaMBBBBs-
V FOR MANILA
I , i
WiU Sail From New York on
GOING DIRECT TO ROME
There To Settle the Trouble
ON HIS VISIT TO THE VATfCAN
HE WILL BE ACCOM PA N I ED BY
SEVERAL OFFICERS FROM THE
PHILIPPINES WHO WILL AS
SISTS HJM IN Iirs AVORK. '
WASHNOTOX. May. 10. Governor
Taft closed his business here todav in
connection with the affairs In the Phll
ippinea.. He will l-ave New York on
the 17th on the return: to his -ttoat at
Manila. He win mod at Rome to dis
cus the question of the Friar in the
Philippines with the authorities at the
Vatican. 4 He wilt be accompanied to
Rome by Judge Jas. F.i Smith: of the
Supreme Court of the Philippines, and
Major John B. Porter, of the Judge
Advocate's office. These gentlemen
wre selected because of their familiar
ity with tb question at, Issue.,
GOOD PROGRESS MADE
SOWING FLAX ABOUT COMPLET
ED AND THE PLANTS ARE
Mr. Eugene Roane, the representa
tive of the Eastern syndicate or com
pany In putting hv the flax and carry
ing on the preliminary work prepara
tory to establishing a flax- -fibre, clan t
in this city, la making good1 headway
in getting in the crop. lie stated yes
terday that 200 acraa had been sown
to flax, about eighty acre of which
was already up and putting forth a
vigorous growth, lie is sowing more
and expects to have In at least another
twenty acre tract toy this evening.
Regarding the condition of the ranr-
lug crop nd the iroapects, Mr. Bosse
remarkekl that he was a , very hard
man to- please In thorn retects but
expressed himself ax being well satis
fied In every' way and he predicted
great success. ' lie is now ready to
scutch the old stock of flax, of which
there Is tfbout thirty-five ton, and
I waiting for the power to operate the
machinery. - 1 - " :
The Greater etalm Commercial Club
recently Invited bids for the construc
tion of a dam in Mill creek, to furnish
ower for the plant. They tiave been
opened' but the contract haa ..not en
awaruVd as yet. and it will-probably
not be completed before June 1st.
Of a Train of Naphtha Cars
MANY LIVES WERE LOST
A Great Panic And Dreadful
Scene of Car
nage : . y.;-" I'
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 11 The
Sherltfan . yard of the Pan-bandle rail
road was the acene, t Ms evening. ; of
the mot dlsavtrous explosion and fire.
known In this section for many year.
A Moore of lives were lost, (and about
200 persons so badly burned that sev;
enty-flv per cent of them will die.
The dead are: Albert McKean, John
Swain, unknown boy; If. F. Smlthley.
- Flnnerty. Chas. Mertlg. W. W,
Taylor, O. E. Hunter. W. E. Wrla-ht;
Dallas Bort, unknown man.
Deuds, David Smith. j
The cause of the catastrophe was the
explosion of a trafn. of naphtha car.
Leaking naphtha tgnied causing the
explosion. ( Much of the escaping nap
tha ran to Espial nborough. one and a
half TnMes and caused another expros
Ion.tlowing to atoms "the Seymour ho
tel and the Collins House and badly
wrecking a building near by. In -which
were congregated .two hundred or
more men. Few occupants of hi build.
Ing escaped Injury, many being badly
hurt The spectacle attracted a large
crowd m the street.' When the cars
exploded a torrent of flames belched
forth sweeping back the terrified spec
tator like a charge of artillery .'The
soebe that followed is beyond de
scription. Before the third explosion H many
were rendered unconscious by the ex
treme heat and gaseous fumes. Men
ndl wotnea, with clothing ablaze,
faces scorched and blistered, ran wild
ly shrieking, hither and thither, only
Intent on Escaping from, the awful fur
nace of flra.' I.-' J -.-'" '.:''
All tha Pittsburg ambulances were
Immediately despatched to the scene
Many who were tiot aerkHisiy burned
were removed to' their home in Jhri
dan.; whll other were sent to the var
Ion IMttsMirg bospital and the d.
removed to the urulertaklnc eMsbliah
meats in FherMan- and "vicinity and to
the Pittsburg morgue.
! ' :' '
Strike in the Coal Fields Is
THE ORDER TO SUSPEND
Issued by President John
MItcheU Will Be
THE HAZELTON CONVENTION OF
THE UNITED MINE WORKERS
WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR
NOT TO MAKE THE STRIKE A
SCRANTON. I'a.. May 10. Today the
order of the Executive Committee of
the United Mlneworkers, made through
President Mftchell to suspend work at
all the anthracite mines Monday, and
to continue until the Haxel ton con
vention may decide the question Anal
ly, is regarded1 a an actual strike con
dition, which , aimply smoothed he
way for the delegates to act.
That the order to suspend work Mon
day will be followed by the Mlnework
ers is already an assured fact. j
TO IMPROVE SALEM!
THE NEW -CIVIC LEAGUE HELD AN
IMPORTANT MEETING LAST
The committee appointed last Fri
day evening by the Salem Improvement
League met at the council chamber
in the city haill last night and organiz
ed by the election of Prof. J. B. Gra
ham, chairman, and O. W. T. Muell
Jr. II. C. Epley moved; for , tha ap
pointment of a committee, of five to
draft a constitution and by-laws, but
upon the suggestion of Gideon Stol
that the meeting was prepared to han
dle the subject as a wbole. Dr. Epby
withdrew the. motion. The members
present had been supplied with copies
of constitution of similar organization
and on motion one of the member
present was requested to read one of
them ectlon by .section, Whlcb was
dona and: after various amendments to
adapt themi to the wants of Salem, a
constitution was agreed upon, and
adopted ...''-, '
The hour being late when, the con
stitution was completed. It was deom
ed .wisest to leave the matter of by
law to a sub-committee of five to re
port thtr work with the constitution
to the league II. A. Thomas, Dr., If
C. Epley. Gideon St olx. Mrs. Mary R.
Davis, and " W. T., Rlgdori were ap
pointed s such committee.
Foraker Srfys the Philippines
Will Be Retained
UNTIL GOOD GOVERNMENT
Has Been Established by the
Forces ; :'
WASHINGTON. May 12. An Impor
tant cjontrlbuUon 1 the duscusston of
the Philippine Qoyernment bill was
made In the Senate today by Foraker.
He maintained that the tTnited State
could not leave th Islands until order
had been restored and until a stable
government had been established. II
declared this Government would, not
come away from the.island under the
present or next administration, even
though the Utter te -Democratta J
cause the American -people never would
consent td poltroonery.
foraker read editorial frornjhe Den
ver New of which Patterson is propri
etor. . The edftbrtal maintalnedS that
the United State must retain control
of the Philippine and put , down "the
Insurrection among the Filipinos. With
keen sarcasm, the Ohk Senator de
clared that the editorials did not read'
as did Pattersons speeches now. Fr
ftker held that the policy adopted In the
Philippines was one of the kindest and
gentlest possible. . '- -
The Senate concurred In the House
amendment to the hill making ah ap
propriation of f 200.000 for the relief of
the French West Indie.
Relief fee Martinique.
WASHINGTON. May 12. The House
today passed the bill granting f200.oe0
for the relief of the sufferers In the
great calamity In the1 West Indies. The
bill was a substitute for the relief mea
sure passed by the Senate and follow
ed, the receipt of a message from the
President setting forth the magnitude
of the calamity and urging an appro
prlation of 1500,000. . ; ;
Hemenwayi acting chairman of the
Appropriation Committee, explained
that the amount was limited to S200.
000, owing to the fact that large private
contribution were being ? maJe. The
discussion ' was . brleL . Un4erwoo4
(All.) being the only one to speak In
of position. " "i ' "
i Tho rect of the day was devoted to
buslneini of the District of Columbia,
".' . . '
Jonathan Whitney, o
is in the city on businesl
A. W. Hoover departed
Walla yesterday afternoon.
Governor T. T. Geer
night from a business trtb to Portland.
' F. II. (Campbell returnUd last nisht
from an over-Sunday vili to Portland
r MLs Olga Hewitt, of AVbanr.
Iting with Dr. Urac Albright
Mr. M. K. - Howard Went
a visit to
land yesterday afternoon
Mrs. C. A.I Behlbrede returned last
evening from a visit to hr husband In
Mr. C. T.-
-Pomeroy ijeturned last
evening froi a visit to
ec mother In
Portland. ' " -
Mrs. A!, Stump, formerly of Dallas,
is. In the city expecting
k resKle; here
Mrs. Helen A. Dearbolrn. of 'Port
land, I visiting with he
Mrs. Scott ' IkMtorlh, on
Sou tie- Corn
Mrs. 7 . P. Emerson and
son. Emerson Trainer;
eal:, are visiting with Miis
daughter. Mr. J. CunnerJ
in thl city.
Mrs. Sof Durbin and
daughter. Gertrud Kott
to Portland yesteday afternoon front a
visit to the home of Mr. ?. M. Walker.
near this cltv,
Mrs. T. E. Cornelius departed for
Hillwboro yeserday afternoon to
Jsnd the funeral of her , father. Tie.
Wro, Smith, who died In that city ye
terday morning. j,
Louis Lachmund and little daughter
departed for Portland yesterday after
noon where they will lafce the train
thl morning for New ;,Yolrk expecting
to -remain 'several weeks.
Rev. A. 8. Worrell, of
Kentucky, arrived yesterday afternoon
and will preaCh at the First Baptist
church in this city af trnj
loon and v-
ening during the rest of
Against' the Beef Trust Filed
BY FEDERAL OFFICERS
Illegal Control of the Meat
Trade of The Coun-
try Charged. .
a v. V'f. s tj 9 w. g m a ira a , hi "i
ey Berthea this evening filed with the
clerk of the Federal Court k.blll for an
Injunction sweeping in ,charater. de
signed to destroy the nJlegejl giant con
spiracy to illegally control the meat
trade of tle Hnited Slates. Diatrict At
torney Berthea also served notice that
on May 20th he' will apjxir before the
Federal- Judge Grosscup nd ask for
a temporary injunction against pack-
Sherman anti-trust law. I ' .."'
er and their representatlve:s under7 the
The petition charges conspiracy, un
lawful combination, blaksithigt m cmt
lawful combination: blacklisting. Ills-
gal cartage charges, and illegal credit
agreement creating false prices, ille
gally, depressing the markiet. Ffd ac
cepting railroad rebat. All the prin
cipal packing companies Organised un
der the laws of New Jersey, Michigan,
New t orK tnn juinois are made parties
to 'the defense, ; nd Mil ate . residents
of Illinois, save Bulsberger and Noyes,
New York, and Swift of Boston.
y v AND .;
At Salt Prices
X - !"
rnr.n m PiiRC I
Dimities, Lawns, ?ercales,
GitrgbatJir, etc V (
, A splendid assortment to
select from. Buyiuc wiU be
litkly in this departineut all
, week; ' as the , offerings are
exceptional. , : ;
A STREAM OF
Swept Down Upon the City of
iSS St. Pierre
AND DESTROYED ALL'LIFE
Thirty iThousand Corpses are
Strewn About the -'
IUT1N ARB FOUND HURNINO
AND FR1GHTFCL' )IHItS tF
BI RNED FI.TJI FILL THE AIR
AN AWFUL sn.E.VCE OVRH-'
HANGS THE i4CKLSS PLACE.
FORT I)E FRANCK Martinique.
May 12.About 30.0IM) ersoiis lort
their live an the result Of ' the out
break of Mount Pel volcano, at 'St.
Pierre, on Thursday.
-Tho American tXin.iul "at Guade
loupe, U.ul II, Ayme. has reached Ft.
Ilerre and confirm the awful story In
al the essential detail. "From an In
terview with Consul Ayme, the cores
pondent of the Associated Press, learn
ed the following: . '
Thursday morning the inhabitants
of the city awoke to And -heavy clouds
shrouding Mont Pelee crater. All day
Wednesday horrible detonations had
been heard. The cannonading ceased
Wednesday night." and fine sh- fell!
like rain on St. Pierre. About o'clock
with a frightful roar and terrific elec-
trie discharges, a tornado of; Are. mud
and steam swept down from the cra
ter overt he toWn and bay," sweeping
alls before it, anl destrotng the fleet
of Vessels atYanchor off shore.
Thirty thousand corpses arrstrewn
about, buried fn the ruin of St. I'lerre,
or floating gnawed by sharks, in the
surrounding sens. '.X.-: ' ! . ;
The Assoclat ed Press tea iiier , nea red
Martinique at C:30 thl morning.. From
behind the volcanic veil WmW blasts of
hot wind, nilngllng with other ice
f '. v.. ,';. ; .
The a hole north end of the
was covered wllh, a'ctatliig of ashes.
Furious bta9U of tire, hs and mHl
wept over the steamer, but finally Kt.x
Plerre':wai.r-acbe.l.'' ; ...;
The ruins were burning in many
places, and the frightful odor of
burned flesh filled the air. Not one
houAe was left Intact. Most notable was
the utWir silence aivd the awful, over
powering stench from vtji thousand
Of d-Oil,' ; ''!.
Tlie-flry jatfeam". w hich destroyed. Ht.
Pierre must have hn rqnijimsed of
poisonous gases, w hich, Instantly suf
focated everyone who Inhaled them,,
and of other gase burning furkiusly,
for nearly all victim had their hands
covering ,- their mouths or.- were in
some at tit wle showing that they had
sought rejief from suffocation.
Thvillage of Jrrlne, south, of St.
Plerrw, was, almost. entirely burned
nd alrrfOst all the" inhabitants were
killed. On. of the survivor of Irrin
says the sea, boiling hot. Invaded th
laud. Ten women, severely, burned.
were brought In from Irrlne, and four
of thm havo ied.
Evidence of the swiftness of the on .
slaught of fire, is found In the fact that
none of the vbtlmj were: blinded, al
though the eyelids of most of them are
nearly burned through. There were
eighteen or twenty vessels In the road
st.I at. the time of the disaster.
-' f '
M Hird Voa Haw slwan t?gp
llohalrs aul Hklllian
for Itatbins; costumes.'
sUkert umt a itlvcije
Eyerjr piece of black dress
C0od3 in. the store will be
sold at sale prices this week
7n n n