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Loss of H. M. S. Condor
Is Definitely Learned
Victoria, B. C, May 12 The rate ol
H. b. iS Condor has,! at, length been
definitely learned. She went down, as
"many had believed. In the heavy south
east gale of December 3d, soon alter
leaving tho Straits of Ban Juan dt
Fuca. The news of the foundering ol
the lost warship Is given In a letter
which Robert Marshall, a boat puller
on the scaling schooner Mary Taylor
write to his brother, 'a resident at
Metchosln, near this" city. The letter,
which la evidently the production of a
none too literate man, doeaWTglta
much dotallrbut this sentence In which
he speaks of the Condor shows that shi
foundered during the awful night of
glish Officer Is Accused
of Participating in
Looting Ruins, ,
Fort do France, Martinique, May 1C.1
'It Is reported hero that an English
otlicer found to havo stolen tho sacred
altar vessels from tho ruins of the ca
thedral In Ht. Pierre was put under
arrest and taken' to St Lucia on
board tbo United States cruiser Cin
cinnati, His name and connections
cannot be learned.
Work In St. Pierre Is proceeding
slowly and under circumstances of tho
Attracted by the hope of loot, bands
of plllagcrs have Invaded the-ruins.
Troops havo been placode on guard
MOUNT PELEE STILL
SENDS FORTH LAV A
Castries, St. Lucia, May. 14. The
British steamer Savan, Captain Hunter,
nrrlved here this morning, and reports
Mont Pcleo to bo still In eruption. The
trend of the flow from the volcano la
to the north. The search parties re
moving the dead from St. Pierre have
discovered safes and molten precious
metal in stores and dwellings of the
town. No one Is permitted to penetrate
into St, Pierre "beyond the strand run
ning along the sea front, and a cordon
Seventeen Killed by
Fire in Chicago
Chicago, May 16 During the prog
ress of a fire which tonight destroyed
the lard refinery of Armour & Co. in
the Union stock yards, seventeen peo
plo wero Injured, seven of them In a
manner which will cause death In a
short time The loss'" of the company
Is estimated by Its officers at between
$750,000 and J300.000, with all the
chances In faor of the latter figure.
There were a number of accidents,
but by 'far the largest number of those
who. were hurt met their Injuries by
tho falling of the hog runway, upon
which they wero standing to obtain a
better view of the flro.
Wo have It. Will you call, on
us for a perfect
Wo uso only tbo finest plati
num paper and our work tells
tho story of quality.
Rice & Perkins,
Oregon Block, cor. Hotel and
Union 8ts. Entrance on Union.
December 3d, carrying her crew of 110
down to death near, Cape Flaltcry:
" It Is too bad about the Condor, Isn't
It? One of the schooners see her In dis
tress on the night of December 3. She
was firing off guns and skyrockets and
afterward she went down. It was too
rough to get near her.
The writer refers to the Condor again
In the close of his letter, saying:
4 "I suppose you have heard all about
the Condor, though, from the papers.'
This would Indicate that he could
give further details of the disaster.
The schooner Mary Taylor is now on
her way to the Bering sea and Copper
Islands-on a scaling expedition and will
be back about two months hence.
with orders to deal with the Sandals
as befits their shameless crime. Twenty-seven
men and three women havo
ben brought to Fort do Franco and
lodged In Jail on charges of robbery.
Two men, who were caught In the act
of pillaging And on the appearance of
a squad of troops sought escape In
flight, were shot. Work in the ruins Is
dangerous. Crumbling walls aro a se
rious menace to working parties. It Is
urged by many that what remains of
the city should bo leveled with dyna
mite. Even when bodies are found
their identification "f& difficult or lnj
of soldiers has been placed around the
town. Tho St. Pierre Cathedral Is all
down with the exception of one tower
and of the theater the walls alone are
now standing. The convent, which con
tained 200 girls and thirty-six nuns,
has disappeared, as Jias the college,
where seventy boys and twenty-two
priests and professors were domiciled.
Many thrilling and hairbreadth escapes
from the eruption of Mont Peleo are
Explosion at Pittsburg
Plsttsburg, Pa May 12. The new
Sheridan yard of tne Panhandle, Rati
road was tho sceno this evening of
tho most disastrous explosion and
fire known In this Bcctlon for many
years. A scoro of lives were lost, and
about 200 persons wore so badly burn
ed that according- to tho judgment of
the physicians In attendance, 75 per
cent of them will dlo from the effects
of their Injuries.
Tho cause of the catastrophe was
tho explosion of a train of naphtha
cars, which wero being switched at
tho yard. In thq switching the rear
car telescoped a car forward. The
leaking naphtha Ignited from a switch
light, causing an explosion which
throw the flames fifty feet high. Much
of the escaping naphtha ran through
Corks run to Esplalnborough, a dis
tance of one and a half miles, and
caused another explosion, blowing to
atoms the Seymour Hotel and tbo Col
llns House, on River road.'and badly
wrecking a frame building near by, in
which wore congregated 200 or more
men from Pittsburg and vicinity, bet
ting on the races and ball gaprts.
An attempt at incendiarism was dis
covered and frustrated at 4 o'clock yes
terday morning In the Armstrong
building. River and Fort street. A Ja
panese living In the building got up at
that time and happened to see a man
strlko a match and set fire to somti
refuse In the basement under tho store
of A. Myoahl. An alarm was glyen.
Tho Incendiary fled and the flro was
tho Claudlne will not go out on her
regular run to Maul ports this week,
hut will be laid un to have a rnmnlpln,so darkened tho nkv Hint thn wntrb
overhauling. Her run will be ta'ken by
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Sad Stories of Survivors
Port of Spain, Trinidad, May io .bit of machinery
M. Albert, the, owner and manager of' suddenly broken c
the Lagarrane estate, which lies about
a mile northeast of tho crater of Mont
Pclee, has Just arrived here wjlh his
family on the steamer Canada from
Martinique. He tells a story of ft
marvelous escape from tho' death that;
swept St, Pierre out of existence. He
Qlvts Due Warning.
Mont Pelce had given warning of
the destruction that was to come, bnt
we, who bad looked upon the volcano
as harmless, did not believe that It,
would do more than spout fire and
steam as It had done on other occa
sions. It was a little before 8 o'clock
on the morning of May 8 that tbo end
came. I was In one of the fields of my
estate when Che ground trembled un- ward Mont Peleo, and above Its apex
der my feet, not as It docs when tho formed a great black cloud, which
cartl quakes, but as though a terrlhlo reached" high in the air. It literally
struggle was going on within tbo fell upon the city of St. Pierre. It
mountain. A terror cami upon me, moved with a rapidity that mado It lm
but I could not explain my fear, I possible for anything to escape tt
Hears Awful Noise.
"As I stood stlllllont Peleo seemed
to shudder, and a moaning sound Is-
sued from Its crater. It was nulto
dark, the sun Vclng obsured by ashes
and fine volcanic dust. The air was
dead about me, so dead that the floaty
Ing dust seemingly was not disturbed?
"Then thcro was a rending, crash-
Ing. grinding noise, which I cln only
describe as sounding as though every
KILLED WITHIN THIRTY SECONDS
Fort de France, Martinique, May iG.
At the last accounts from St. Pierre
tho work of exploring the ruins for the
treasure burled beneath them was go
ing on (it the same time with tho In
clneratlon of the dead. The vaults ol
tho Dank of Martinique had been open,
ed and all tho securities, notes and
cash were found Intact. They were ail
secured, and, together with other
treasure, have been brought hero to
Fort do France. -
As much help as possible has been
sent to the survhlng people In the vi
cinity of the city. Steamers loaded
with half-crazed men, women and
children from districts In the neigh
borhood of St. VIcrro are constantly
Hurrying Provisions to 8ufferers.
Steamers are also going back as
rapidly as possible to tbo sceno of the
disaster, carrying with thorn provi
sions and clothlnir. The 450 nnntnnu
broutht here by tho cable ship Pouycr
Quertler were from tho neighboring
village of Prccheur. They woro en-'
tlrely without shelter when found, but
nono of tbem-were burned or Injured.
Every ship In tho harbor at the tlma
of the disaster, with the single excep
tion of the English steamer Itoddam, .
(una l.nnl naiil a. 1 1 !.. ...f h,La
ntto uuiuru, aim uit un uuaiu wwru
lost, oxceptlng one crjtaln.
Captain Etcapea by Swimming.
Island Schooner is Seized
IN HARBOR AT MIDINIOHT
With Illicit Liquor Aboard
The llttlo Island schooner Kawalau
lanl, Captln John Moses Ulunaele,
owned by Sing Ch'ong, was seized at
il;30 o'clock last night In this harbor
by authority of tho United States In
ternal Revenue Bureau, She was held
under section 3462, Revised Statutes
of the United States, pending tho usual
course of tho law In such matters. She
searched and two gallons of okolchau
wero found aboard. -
Internal Revenue Collector R. Cham
berlain received word recontly to the
effect that one of tho little Island
schooners was In the habit of convey
ing Illicitly distilled liquor to Honolu
lu from the other side of this Island.
The mattor was Immediately taken In
hand and an Investigation led to a
close watch being kept on tbo schoon
er above mentioned,
The schooner cropt quietly Into tho
harbor last night, shortly after 11
oclock. No one on, tho waterfront ob
served her entrance. Although there
was a moon In the heavens tho clouds
men on tho waterfront did not know
that tho speedy little craft had como
In the world had.
down. It was deaf
onlng. and tho flash of light that ao
companlcd it was blinding, more so
J than any lightning t have over seen
It was like, a terrific hurricane, and
where a fraction of a second before
there had been a perfect calm, I felt
myself drawn Into a vortox, and I had
to braco myself firmly. It was Ilka a
I great express train rushing by, and I
was drawn by Its force, The myste-
rious forco leveled a row of strong
trees, tearing them up by the roots
and leaving bare a apace of ground
fifteen yards wide and more than one
hundred yards long.
Sets Deadly Cloud.
"Transfixed, I stood, not knowing In
what direction to flee. I lookod to-
From tho cloud came explosions that.
sounded as though all of the navies
of the world were In Titanic combat
"Lightning played In and out In
broad forks, tho result being intense1
darkness was followed by light that
seemed to be of magnifying power.
Escapes to Seashore.
"That St. Pierre was doomed I
knew, but was prevented from seeing
flic destructtop by & spur of tho hill
In relating bis escape, this captain1
says that the only Way in which ho
managed to save his life was by re
peatedly diving. He was an expert
swimmer and was able to remain un
der woter for a considerable length of
time. He returned again and again to
(he surface, barely exposing his faco
for a moment or two to tho terrific
heat and thus getting enough breath
for anotner long clhe.
Fort do France, Martinique, May 11.
A landing has been successfully
made at St. Pierre and the work of ox
plorlng the ruliu of tho devastated
city has begun. Although It will be
several days before tho full extent of
the havoc wrought can bo ascertained,
enough has been learned to Indicate
that tbo very worst anticipations aro
more than realized.
Thoso who have come back hero
from tho city roport that tho streets
and nil the neighborhood around aro
now Incumbered In nil directions by
heaps of bodies. Most of the dead
bodies thus far seen were naked, iholr
clothing apparently having been burn
cd from their bodies lllfo so much tin
der, while tfiey themselves wero roast
ed to death. In tho vast majority of
Instances fires seem to havo been tho
solo cause of death.
Locked In Each Others Arms.
The city recks with a horrlblo odor
of burned flesh-. In ono-lnstanco an'
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sel had been solzed.
Tor some time there has been talk
on tho front concerning tho handling
I of okolehau from the other Bids of the
islnnd. It Is said that the Kawalau
! lanl Is not the only schooner Impll-1
cated In the traffic. The okolehau
brought last night by tho Kawnlaulanl
! was put aboard the vessel In Koolau,
1 where It is known that considerable
j okolehau Is manufactured. Koolau,
I among the Initiated, has long been fa
, mous for this brand of liquor. The
authorltles.are anxious to find out who
supplied the stuff and who shipped It
1 from Koolau. i
I The warrant for tho searching solz
I Ing of the Kawalaulanl was Issued ear
ly Yesterday1 mornlnir nnd the Rrhnnn-
er was waited for all day. It was not'
8. S. SIERRA, May 27,
. . Noxt Express Steamer to Coast. . .
Wells, Fargo & Go, Express
TEL. MAIN 199.
Masonic Temple, with AmerloJn
that shut off the view of the city.
"It Is Impossible tor nib to tet how
long I stood there Inert Probably II
was only a fow seconds, but so vivid
wore my Impressions that It now
seems as though I stood a spectator
fbr many minutes. When I recovered
possession of my senses, I ran to my
houso and collected the members ol
'tho family, all of whom were panic-
stricken I hurried them to tbo sea
shorn, where, wo boarded n small
steamship. In which wo mado tbo trip
in safety to Fort da France. I Knew
that thcro was no flame In the first
wave that was sent down upon St
l'lcrrc. It was a heavy gasllko fire
damp and It must have asphyxiated
tho Inhabitants betoro they were
touched by the flro which quickly fol
New Craters Open.
"As we drow out to sea In the small
steamship Mont Pcleo was In the
throes of a terrible convulsion. New
craters seemed to be opening all about
the summit and lava was flowing In
broad streams In covry direction. Mj
estate was ruined while we wero still
In slaht of it.
"Many women who havo lived In
St. Pierre havo escaped only to
iknow that they are left widows anl
I childless. This Is because more
wealthier men sent away their wives
while thoy remained In St. Pierre to
attend to their business affalra."
entire family of nine persons were
found, all tightly locked In oach other's
Almost the, first thing dono was to
mako preparations for tho cremation
of the dead. Fatlguo parties of sol
dlers built enormous pyres of wood
and branches of trees, upon which
they heaped the bodies by scores and
burned them as rapidly as posslblo.
To facilitate tho combustion and to
destroy as far as possible the awful
odor of burning flsh which enmo
from them, the Impromptu cremator
ies were heavily soaked with coal tar
Killed Within Thirty Seconds.
Tho total number of dead Is now es
timated at fully 25,000. Tho disaster
Itself took placo within thirty seconds,
and In that half minute the vast, ma
lorlty of all theso pcoplo wero killed.
Tho entire quarters of tbo fort and
qf tho Corbet aro completely leveled
to tho ground, forming nothing but
henps of ruins, cohered thickly over
with nshes, cinders nnd masses of
mud nnd lava commingled. What hor
rlblo revelations of tho havoc wrought
to human life which theso mounds are
et to roveal can hardly bo Imagined.
In theso two quarters of tho city not
a traco of tho Btrcets that existed
thcro can bo seen. They aro burled
completely out of sight, as were thoso
o o ooooo
until midnight, however, that the llt
tlo vessel made her way Into port.
When tho matter Is thoroughly sift
ed It Is thought that Borne very Inter
esting developments will show them
selves, Tho existence In theso Islands of tho
United States Internal Revenue law
adds an Interest to the manufacture
of okolehau that never existed before
annexation. For a long time tho local
Internal Revenue Durcau has been at
work locating stills on this Island and
on various otlfcr Islands of tho group.
Most attention has been paid to Oaliu
nnd Hawaii, Tho revenuo officers
havo kept quiet about the matter but
they aro each day better Informed as
to the conditions In relation to tbo Il
licit liquor traffic,
Tho Rev. C. V. Anthony, for many
5 ears one of tho tending ministers of
the Methodist Episcopal church In Cal
ifornia, together with his brother and
niece of Santa Cruz, arrived by tho
Peru yesterday. Dr. Anthony wa
pastor In this city In tho venrs 1SC0-61
They nro at Hnnlelea Lawn nnd will
sojourn In tho city a month or more.
Read the Bulletin. $1 per year.
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TV iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiwii 'niiilitiiiii iiiiiiin' ' i iin' im. ifillVri-Vit,k.iir..-i.irifli.,i ' P
Riots at Port
When President Sam Quits
Port Au Prince,1 Haytl, May 12. At
tho meeting of Congress today called
to elect a president of the Republic, th
Minister of tho Interior formally hand
ed the resignation of President Sam to
the House. A member of the Chamber
of Deputies asked the President of the
House to order the withdrawal of tbo
strong force of troops which occupied
the chambers. The President replied
that the troops wer necessary to pro
tect Congress while engaged In Its de
liberations, and said that he approved
of tho prcsenco of the military.
The meeting, which opened at noon.
had hardly heard the words of the
President of the House, declaring that
a President of the Republic was to ba
elected, when Deputy Jeanott declar
Pelee Gave Warning That
- Victims in Martinique
Did Not Heed.
Fort de France, Island of Martinique, 1
May 11. The crater of Mont Pcleo has
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uvvii wi-urinK us siiiukc cup since ini
3d of Mny, but thcro was nothing until
last Monday to Indicate that there was
tne sngntcst danger, on that day a,
stream of boiling lava burst through!
thn Inn nf thn rrntni nmt nlnni-nt Intn I
the valley of the river Blanche, over-1
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wriiciuuiiK iiiu uucuu dukut nurno uuu
killing twenty-thrco work people and
the son of thn proprietor,
A commission was appointed by the
Governor to Investigate the outbreak
and It returned a reassuring report on
St. KItts, B. W. I., May 15. By those
who have arrived here from Martin
ique It Is sajd that tho dumb animals
wero wiser than man. Mont Pelee long
gavo warning of tho storm of fire which
It was storing up to hurl upon tho
Island. Residents of St. Pierre saw
nnd heard tho warnings and they re
fused to heed them. They remained,
and the danger which had long con
fronted them brought death to 30,000.
Even before Mont Pelee began to
rumblo lata In April livestock became
uneasy and at times were almost un-
NEGROES ATTACK GUARDS.
Fort do Franco, May 12. The city
Is full of refugees brought from neigh
boring villages about St. Plerro. Oth
ers havo como j In from tho country
districts about this town. Theso -pcoplo,
chiefly" hegroci, nro mad with hun
ger and havo made flerco attacks on
By being persuaded into buying a shoo
Bald to bo as good as Manan's, We
havo their Una In everything they
make, Thcro Is but ono Hunan, and
wo aro their agents. Today, we show
you tho "REX" PATENT COLT L"AC
This Boot sells for 17, Is a high
grado dress shoe, on tho very latest
ed that the Congress did not have the
confidence of the people. This nasf fol
lowed by cries of "Vive la Revolution'"
i and "Aux Armest" and a scene of
'great disorder followed, during which
.Congress was practically dissolved.
I Shooting in the streets began soon
The street fighting, which lasted
about ono hour, resulted In a triumph
for tho opponents of tho government
Tho troops at the arsenal surrendered
without any resistance, and tho govern
ment passed Into the hands of tho revo
lutionists. Only two men were killed
and three wounded.
Former President Sam still occupies
tho palace, but ho wilt embark this
evening or tomorrow on bocrd a French
Wednesday oventng. Rut about 8
o'clock on Thursday morning a shower
of fire rushed down on St. Plerro and
the coast from Lc Carbct, which had a
population of 6000, to Le Prcchcm,
which bad a population of 4000, burn
ing up everything In Its path.
Tho Inhabitants of Fort do Franco
were panic-stricken the morning of tho
disaster, when the sky suddenly black
ened until It was as dark as midnight.
The sea shrank back thirty yards and
hot rains began to fall, while gravel
the size of walnuts poured down on tha
towu. This lasted about fifteen, min
controllable. Cattle lowed In the night,
dogs howjed and sought tho company
of their masters, and when driven forth
gave every evidence of fear.
Wild animals disappeared from the
vicinity of Mont Pelee.
Even the snakes, which at ordinary
times aro found In great numbers near
tbo volcano, crawled away.
I Birds ceased singing and left tho
tries that shaded the sides of Pelee.
I A great fear seemed to be upon tha
island, and though It was snared by tho
human Inhabitants, they alone neglect
ed to protect themselves.
the military guard placed In tho capi
tal. Japancso Consul Mlkl Salto Is trying
to prevent the exodus of Japanese la
bor to the Coast
Judge M. M. Estee will deliver tho
address on Memorial Day at Nuuanu