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Iflj Voi,. xj-iVi. No. 351. Salt Uku City. Utah, friday MOTimyg. April 1, 1.904. 12 PHGES.-FrvE Cents. I I
I SPLENDID RAGE TRACK
IS ASSURED FOR
Fins Tract ef Land Secured
at the Fort of the Main
Company Being Formed to
Back the Enterprise With
Track Will Be, One Mile, and Will
Mean Races of the Best for ,
'jfc . TITHIN the next sixty days work
Mmt vAI will begin In this city on one
y of the finest race trades and
club grounds between the- Mls
Bourl river and the coast. Options have
V been secured on sixty acres of ground
J;m just "below Twelfth South at the foot of
MM tho Main street boulevard, and it was
announced yesterday that work would
i V begin as soon as the details arc com-
1 V The ground has already been sur-
Bb II veyed and the stakes have beecn placed
H for a mile track. The estimated cost of
Bf' the- track and grounds is $100,000 and
Wjm almost all , of the necessary money has
V', been secured. Local men ar backing
BV the enterprise, prominent among whom
T i are W. S. Hall Sam S. Porter and C. V.
f j r Lawrence.
B , Good Nevs for Horsemen.
gijA Horsemen of this city will no doubt
mi, A hail the construction of a mile track
LJ -with delight. For years past this has
BBJhJ been the one insurmountable obstacle
Btfl to pood racing, and now that the bav
HfVj rirr is al)OUt to be torn awny the lovers
Hifl at thoroughbreds will throw their hats
m In the air and shout lor joy. - With a
rogulatlon trucl: in ths city the sport
M loving public can now see some of the
Bj ' bHt racing In the West.
JV Tn addition to promoting horse. racing:.
Li th t5mpany owning the new track will
anVuige to have automobile races, ath
3f lotl- games, polo tournaments and a
m hln-class horse nhow will be given
1 'H" each year, similar to the ones held in
vi c-vorv city of magnitude in the country.
;Wt Tll interior of the track will be
nodded and fitted up for a polo ground
J J and the track-owners will endeavor to
lil t make this sport popular in this city,
jll I Location Is Ideal.
more suitable location could haw
If at bH-n secured anywhere near the city.
flittS new tracl Avl11 ave entrances on
WSv State street, the Main street boulevard
ifXa ini'l the lied wood road on West Temple
ifm street. The grounds extend from State
street to the Oregon Short Line tracks
W-1 on First West and from Twelfth South
Jkk Ui the Part City branch of the Rio
BJt The track will be oval-shaped, the
mi principal direction being east and west.
B I A large grand stand -will be built on the
B I north side of the track, almost opposite
B the Main street entrance to the
1 L grounds. The stables and paddocks will
B v situated on the southern and wqst-
B f )j ern s,de r tne track-
W I.J i A feature of the new racing park will
lrif a clubhouse for the use of the
wlml cluD members and their friends. The
I structure wllll be commodlously fitted
I ' SI up and will have a roof garden from
I j? which the club members may view the
I 'J' I 7 The idea of the promoters is. as one
L1 f of them expressed it yesterday, "to pro
mi mote every branch of clean pport." It
vffl I Is their Intention to place Salt Lake on
Mb the California, racing circuit and fur
BJ nlsh the public of this city with as good
lit cards as those of the San Francisco and
Iff jf Los Angeles tracks,
ft Ml ' An Eastern capitalist who is one of
'j (J the jromotera of the schema will reach
;JI Salt Lake early next week and shape
II thing?, up so that work' can begin by
Fi I May 1st.
f'im' , Home for Fine Horses.
1-7 I1 When the track Is completed this city
.J m will no doubt become the wintering
" pkjcff for many racing stables. The cll-
i f fl' mate here Is tho be?t and all that has
y fl kept horsemen away In other years has
' ! I been the absence of suitable quartern.
J B n thc cvent that Sa,t Lakc becomes
1 fl'. 'u,e winter hcudrmarters for many of
tho horse-owners and their racing
J Sl strings, the farmers of the valley would
N BJ' no doubt reap quite a harvest from thc
J JBJ sale of hay and grain.
, cB Tho company will be Incorporated
, j Tlth a capital ock of 5100,000. and
j UB most of the stock has already been tak-
- ert by local business men-
j EASTER EGG OF GOLD
'I CZAR'S GIFT TO WIFE
J &B Bi Special Cabls.
I f'M ST pbtj3RSBU;rg March r.J. Thc
Czar's" gifts to tho members of his fam-
H 'B lly arc ISaqter eggs cut from somc'pre-
' c.B clous material and surmounted with thc
JB Imperial crest set In jewels. The one
' c gives each year to the Czarina, Is
I IB filled with mechanical devices. One
I .B court jeweler devotca his time to in-
1 BB venting and constructing new devices
I BBa for the imperial eggs. The precise na-
ilBH ture of thc toy Is kept a profound se-
IBB crot from all except thc Czar.
J3 The Czarina now has a large collec-
vhn of these wonderful eggs, which are
fHP BCf fah'emed that they open nt the
n jXj " touch of a spring- hidden behind a clus-
YjXi ter t Jewels at the top. One contains
a beautiful miniature of the Czar, ct
'Mi 'n 'vor' and studded with magnificent
;ttffjB diamonds, the egg itself being of gold.
SIX KILLED AND BUILDING
WRECKED BY EXPLOSION
SCIANTON. Pa.. March 21. Six, -f
4- persons were kUlcd and live fatally -f-
-f- injured by, an o.iDlonIon In tho foe-
-f- tory of tho Dkikson Squib company -f-
-f at Prlceburg, near liero. today.
f Tho dead aro: LIzzIo Bray, Price- -f
-f- burg; Deckle Lewis, North Scran- -f
-f- ton; Lizzie Matthews, Oliphant; -f
4- George Calllhan, Prlceburg; Teresa
4- Calllhan. Prlceburg; LjUlan Mahon, -f
4- Twenty girls were employed in tho 4-
.4- factory. What caused tho cxplo- 4
4- slon is not known, but It Is said that 4-
4- one of the girls throw a squib into a 4-
-f- stove, and that tho force of the ex- 4-
4- plosion was so great that If wrecked 4-
4- tho building and set fire to It- Thc 4-
4- W ii lbs are used in coal mining. 4-
4- Lizzie Howey, one of tho glrla in- 4-
4- jured, died tonlsht, making the 4-
4- number of fatalities fcvoh. 4-4-4-4-
GIRLS TAKE WHITE
HOUSE BY STORM
President Gets Ready to Climb Out
Window to Escape Fate of
Special to The Tribune.
jASHIXGTON. D. C, March 3L
One hundred and twenty-five
B young women school teachers
from Cleveland swooped down
on the White house and were with dif
ficulty persuaded to not storm th'o Pres
ident's private office. After they had
been received by thc President in thc
east room and shown through the
White house, they visited the executive
As a mark of special favor, CapL
Loelller, the President's doorkeeper, es
corted " them Into the Cabinet room,
which is connected with the -President's
room by double doors. The doors were
closed and Mr. Roosevelt was working
on the other side of them.
Immediately there was a united and
vociferous demand that the doors be
opened wide enough "for Just a peep."
The youngest and prettiest teachers
surrounded Cnpt. LoefTler and appealed
to him, but he was obdurate.
Then each one of them insisted on
sitting "In tho President's chair at tho
Cabinet table. The first one who sat
down discovered a pad of White house
paper and they all insisted on being al
lowed to sit at thc table long enough to
write a letter home.
Not until Loefller had summoned help
did they compromise by each taking a
shee,t of olflclal paper as a souvenir.
The President got ready to climb out of
a window for fear of being "Hobson
lzed." and all work was suspended un
til the visitors were .safely out of the
The Cabinet room, from this time on,
is forever closed to large delegations of
young women teachers.
NOVEL LEAP YEAR
DANCE AND DINNER
Miss Alice Hoosevelt, tho Countess
Cassini and Miss Durand to Invite
Guests for the Swiss Minister.
Special to Th Tribune, l
WASHINGTON. March CI. Tn
planning a leap year' dinner
Ferdinand du Marthcray, the
Swiss Minister, who is a bach
elor, propounded a social mathematical
problem that for a time nonplussed
three of the brightest of Washington's
young women, including the President's
elder daughter. t
Addressing Miss Alice Koosevelt,
Countess Cassini and Miss Durand, Mr.
"I will invite only you three to my
dinner, all but'MIsy Roosevelt to bring
escorts. Each of you will pleace ask
two young women to come, with es
corts. That will make our party a snug
There was a hurried consultation of
the three leap year delegates, whose
fingers flew in aid of mental calculation.
"We Just cannot figure eighteen out
of your plan," said Countess Cassini,
"It makes twelve," ?ald Miss Durand.
"I can see fourteen nt thn table, but
not another soul," exclaimed' Miss
Like "How old is Ann?" tho problem
was susceptible to only one answer, and
Mr. Marthcray went to some pains to
Tho dinner will be given April 9th and
will be followed by a dance at Ra lech
er's, participated In bv fifty persons,
All the guests will be Invited by Miss
Roosevelt, Miss Durand, Countess Cas
sini and their women friends, so that
the host will not know who It? to dance
with him more than he knows who will
attend his dinner.
The novelty has "caught" the select
social circles, and the Swiss Minister is
likely to have Imitators.
ANOTHER NEW GOLD
. CAMP IN FROZEN N0RJH
VTCTOKIA. IJ. C. March 31.Jack Hy
lnnd. u pioneer trader of Telegraph
Creek, U. C. has arrived here with Bpecl
lueus of cold from the latest field, tho
'NahahuL river. In iirltinh Columbia. Thn
-discovery was inado by Hyland's man
ager, John .Morrow, two y?ara ago. Mor
row sent an Indian to try thc river beds,
not thinkl" there was much In It. Thc
Indian, win. Had mlm.'d In Casalar, made
a rude sdulcu x and shoveled somo dirt.
Jn an hour he . t a bit? handful ofnold
dual, which he b. mht out to Telegraph
Creek. Hyland pu. 'maed it at $17 an
ounce, and exportH , Enounced It equal
to anything cvor fauna tho Northwest.
The news has caused a ut atampedo.
TIBETAN WARRIORS ENGAGE BRITISH
FORCES AND TERRIFIC BATTLE ENSUES
TUXA, British India, March 31.
News has been received here of
severe fighting, the Tibetans hav
ing attacked the British mission
under Col. Younghusband. Thdro were
two engagements and thc Tibetans
wcro repulsed with heavy loss. The
British captured the Tibetan camp at
While the British advance virtually
had been unopposed, thc expedition suf
fered great hardship from the Intense
cold and It was sometimes found Im
possible to work tho Maxim guns and
rifles owing to thc congealing of the
The country Is of the bleakest, wilH
out a sign of vegetation, and the ex
pedition had to face piercing winds and
clouds of dust, while there was a heavy
fall of snow last night.
At S o'clock this morning a flying
column started to reconnolter the Ti
betan camp at Guru, whereupon a
General from Llhassa, with a quaint
rtitlnue, came to interview Col. Young
husband. The General asked the Colonel to re
tire with his mission to Yatung for the
purpose of carrying on negotiations,
threatening an attack If 'the mission
Col. Younghusband epllcd that ne
gotiations had been proceeding fruit
lessly for fifteen years and that retire
ment was now Impossible.
The Tibetan General withdrew and
Col. Younghusband ordered his troops
to endeavor to disperse the Tlbetaii3
blocking the road without firing upon
' For a time the tactics of the British
were successful, but afterward the at
titude of thc Tibetan leaders convinced
Col. MncDonald of the necessity of dis
While tho forces were face to face on
the opposite of the walls which the
Of 302 Chosen for National Republi
can Convention, President Has
All but 45.
NEW YORK. March' 31.-Up to dato 502
delegates havo been elected and
have been Instructed for Roosevelt.
Tho list of delegates-elccL, by
States and Territories, Is as follows;
Instructed for Roosevelt.
Alaska 6 Missouri ' 20
Arizona 6 Nebraska (5
Alabama 12 New Mexico 0
Delaware 6 New York I
Florida 10 Ohio 12
Georgia 22 Pennsylvania ... 6
Illinois 0 South Carolina ..11
Indian Territory. C Tennessee 2
Indiana H Texas 2C
Kansas IS Virginia .'..11
Louisiana 2 Wisconsin 2
Minnesota .. ..... 2o
Mississippi IS Total 257
Alabama 2 New York -I
GeorKla .. C. 4 Ohio 2
Illinois 2 Peansvlvanla . .. 15
Kapsas 2 Virginia fi
Louisiana 2 West Virginia ... 2
Misaourl .. ....... 2 Total -13
"Alaska Is entitled under tho convention
call to only four delegates.
Conventions to Be Held.
Alabama Birmingham, May 10th.
Arkansas Little Rock, May 17th.
California SacramentoMny lSth.
Connecticut New Haven, May 10th.
Delaware (antl-Addlcks) Dover, April
Idaho Pocatcllo. May loth.
Illinois Sprlngllcld. May 12th.
Indiana Indianapolis. April 2Sth.
Iowa Dos Moines. May 18th.
Kentucky Louisville, May 3rd.
Louisiana New OrleanH .May 3rd.
Maine Augusta. April Itth.
Massachusetts Boston, April 15th.
Michigan Grand Rapids. May IStli.
Montana Helena, April 12th.
Nebraska Lincoln, May lSth.
New Jersey Trenton. May 10th.
Now York New York city. April 12th.
North Carolina Gn-nnsboro, May lSth.
North Dakota Fargo, May lSth.
Ohio Columbus, May 17th
Oklahoma Guthrie, April. 7lh.
Oregon Portland. April lUh.
Pennsylvania HarrlHburK-, April 6th.
Rhodo Island Providence, April 2Cth.
South Dakota Sioux FallP. May 4th.
TenneEBCO Nashville, April 7th.
Utah-Salt Lake City, April Sth.
Vermont Burlington, April 20th.
Washlncton Tacoina, May 11th.
West Virginia Charleston. April llth.
WOULDN'T SHARE HER
HUSBAND WITH SISTER
FOND DU LAC, Wis.. March 31.
Pauline Klelman was granted a divorce
today from Adolph Klelman and au
thorised to resume her maiden name,.
This was the case in which It Avas
said thc defendant, who was In default,
claimed that he made love to his wife's
unmarried sister, who was living with
them, for thy reason that he could not
tell one from thc other.
On the witness stand the plaintiff
testified that her husband had been un
true to her. She would share anything
she had. fihe said, excepting her man,
who Is now said to be living nt Pitts
vllle with her 8ls(er.
AS SURVEYOR OF PORT
4- WASHINGTON, March 31.-Tho 4-
4- Senate today confirmed thc nomlna- 4-
4- tlon of Jacob Grecnewald, surveyor 4-
4- of customs for the port of Suit 4-
by Heavy Losses
on the Native
Side, and British
' With the Dead
.Tibetans had built across the highway
to oppose the advance, the Indian
tioops? quietly deployed their flanks and
effectively enclosed 1600 Tibetans In
a circle, like herding sheep. The mem
bers of the mission, the press corre
spondents and the general staff, rode
up to Inspect the capture, and were
laughing and talking.
They were unaware of the Impending
tragedy, being. evidently heedless of the
sullen demeanor of the Tibetans.
The latter presently began to hustle
some Sheiks, who replied with the butt
ends of their rifle?. Then the Tibetans
fired a pistol, wounding a Sheik, and
this was the signal for all the Tibetans
to draw their swords and rush at their
captors, who opened fire' on tho surging
mob. Tho officers emptied their re
volvers. The Tibetans found them un
able to climb the wall, which, they
themselves had built. Finally about
half of them were able to break away
to tho rear, where they came- under the
fire of the artillery.
Of the entire Tibetan force only about
MISSING MAN TLRNS UP
IN THE ANTIPODES
-' f -
Now Yorker -Who Dropped Out
of Sight Two Yeais Ago
4- NEW YORK, March 31. Lawyer 4-
4- Mar Josephs, whose disappearance 4-
4- from his offlco two years ago 4-
4- baflled the police, is said by his 4-
4- fathor to bo alive- and well In Aua- 4-
4- tralla, although he was long ago 4-
4- given up and insurance on his life 4-
4- collected from tho Royal Arcanum. 4-
4- Josephs had an office In Wall 4-
4- street and lived In Brooklyn wltli 4-
4- his wifo and child. Two years ago 4-
4- Mrs. Josephs received a note from 4-
4- him saying he had been called to 4-
4- Mount Vernon on business. Another 4-
4- letter from that place tho following 4-
4- day said he had been detained. Ills 4-
4- failure 10 come back led to an im- 4-
4- mediate search, but all trace of tho
4- lawyer was lost In Mount Vernon, 4-
4- and a(ftcr thc Hudson had been 4-
dragged and watched for several -f
4- weeks he was given up. -f
4- Thc letter to his father made no 4-
4- explanation of Josephs' action. 4-4.4-4.4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4.4-
DEVICE TO AID IN
SURGERY OF LUNGS
Special to Tho Tribune
BERLIN, March 31. Prof. Mikulicz,
a celebrated Breslau surgeon, will .make
at the annual German Surgical con
gress the first announcement of an in
vention makng possible the. exposure
of the human lungs for operation. Ex
perts already acquainted with the pro
cess say that it widely Increases the
range -of chest surgery and of opera-
lions in the region of the esophagus
and thorax. Prof. Mikulicz's Invention
consists of an ,nlr-tlght cabinet capable
of containing thc patient and two opera
tors. " thc patient's head protruding
through an opening In the side. The
principle involved is the reduction of
the air pressure around thc exposed
lung so as to prevent its collapse.
4- PARIS COURT CLEARS WAY 4-
4- FOR TRANSFER OF CANAJD 4-
4- PARIS, March 31. Thc first civil 4-
4- tribunal of tho Seine today decided 4-
4- the case of tho republic of Colom- 4-
4- bla against tho Panama Canal com- 4-
4- pany In favor of tho defendants. 4-
4- The decision holds that the com- 4-
4- plaint of Colombia Is not recelva- 4-
4- ble, and condomns thc plaintiffs to 4-
4- pay. tho coats of tho action. This 4-
4- decision has tlio effect of removing 4-
4- tho leal obstacles in the way of thc 4-
4 transfer of tho canal concefilon 4-
4- from tho company to tho United 4-
4- States. ' 4-
4- Thp court announced that the 4-
4- other caso rolatlvo to Colombia's 4-
4- light to hold 50.000 sIultcs of stock 4-
4- wilt bo heard April 13th. Although 4-
4- no formal notice of appeal was 4-
4- given. It was stated at the closo of 4-
4- thc court that Colombia and Bona- 4-
4- parto Wyso (thc original conccs- 4-
4- Blonalre), would appeal. 4-
4-4- 4-4-4-4:4-4-4-4-4- .4: 4-. . 4-
half escaped b.c-Ing either killed or
The ' Tibetans numbered about 1500
and their resistance of the effort to
disarm them led to a smart engage
ment. The situation for a few moments
was critical, Col. MucDonald and Col.
Younghusband being ofily a few yards
from tho advancing Tibetans. Re
volvers and bayonets were used and
then a rlfie fire was resorted to, at
which the Tibetans fled, but not befon:
neveral casualties resulted In thc Brit
The correspondent of the Dally Mail
with the mission was severely wounded.
The Tibetans lost heavily, owing to
the inferiority of their weapons, which
were matchlock rlllcs; but they dis
played the greatest courage, many of
them coming on even after they had
been seriously wounded. After the ac
tion there were heaps of dead,' a long
trail of dead and wounded extending
to the rear.
After a short halt the advance con
tinued. Ncarlng' the Tibetan camp at
Guru, a second action look place, in
which tho artillery playod the largest
Finally the Tibetans retreated over
the hills, with the exception of about
sixty, who obstinately held the village,
which was finnlly taken by a mounted
Among the Tibetans killed were thc
Llhassa General, the military com
mandant of Pharl and Lata and thc
representative of the Golden monas
tery, to whose Influence and violent
hostility the existing difficulties were
The Tibetan losses are believed to bo
over -100, while the British casualties
were about a dozen.
The British force returned to Tuna
this evening and stated that rifles bear
ing the Russian imperial stamp and
Russian ammunition wero f6und on
the wounded Tibetan officers.
TO WED IN JUNE
Robert Goelet, the Duchess of Rox
burghe's Brother, "Will Marry Miss
Whelen of Philadelphia.
Special to Thc Tribune.
PHILADELPHIA,' March 31. Tho'
engagement of Miss ElsJo Whelen
of Philadelphia to Robert Goelct.
the millionaire, of New York, re
cently announced concerns two of the
families most conspicuous socially in
the two cities. Thc wedding will take
place in June at the bride's parents'
country house, Clovelly, near Devon,
Two considerations have delayed the
formal, notice that the marriage has
been arranged. One Is that Mr. Goelet
is preparing for the bar, and the other
was the famous case of Miss Eleanor
Anderson, who was courted by a young
man under the name of "J. Ogden Goe
James Abcll, a young married man,
arrested in Canada on the charge of
forgery, is accused of being thc Imper
sonator of "Goelet" and was brought to
New York at thc instance of Robert
Goelet for trial.
It Is understood among the friends of
Mr. Goelet and of his bride-to-be that
they were about to declare their en
gagement when the Anderson affair
came to light.
Miss Whelen Is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Whelen, Jr. She made her
entrance Into Philadelphia society sev
eral years ago. and Is extremely popu
lar here. In New York and at Newport.
She is tall and stately, wi(h dark hair
and eyes. She has dovotcd much of her
time to painting, and in her studio at
Clovelly hang examples of her art that
an amateur need not hesitate to show
to critics. 4
Mr. Goelet first met Miss Whelen at
Newport, where she was spending the
summer with her sjster. Mrs, Cralcr
Blddle. Mr. and Mrs. Diddle are now at
Cannes, In the south of France, where
Mr. Goelet's sister, thc Duchesn of Rox
burghe, is now staying with her mother,
Mrs. Ogden GoeleL
BEATS THE WORLD
IN GOLD COINAGE
Enormous Sum of S54,G93,500, or
110 Tons, Turned Out of 'Frisco
Mint in Two Months.
SAN FRANCISCO. Marc,h 31.-Co!naga
of gold at the mint in this city since
last February was concluded today.
Superintendent Leach said, rcKard
Ing the coinage:
"Undoubtedly 'the mint has broken nil
lecorda for gold coinage since tho uso of
money began In civilization. The amount
coined this month has reached the enor
mous sum of $XJ, 11 15,500, an avcrago of
more than $1,000,000 a day; In fact, the de
liveries to tho superintendent from tho
colnlns department during tho last four
days averaKOd Jl.SGO.OOO per day.
"ThlH, with tho sum of $21,&SO.OOO coined
In February, makes a total of 55l.C33.500,
In weight this amount would make more
than 110 tons, or a little more than four
big carloads of twcnty-tlvo tonn each.
"A research of books and records per
taining to coinage matter falln to show
any account of a colnago executed In tho
eamo length of time rual to this In any of
tho other nations of tho world,"
RAIDING RIVERS TAKE
FRESH GRIP ON
Flood Waters Renew Work
of Devastation in In
diana and Illinois.
Great Railroad Fill Near
Evansvllle Crumbles Away
Under the Deluges.
Hundreds Homeless, 'and Much Suf
fering Is Reported Millions of
Acres of Farms Under Water.
(ndlVNAPOLIS, Ind., March 31. -Heavy
ralns have increased the
flood danger in thc southwestern
part of Indiana.
"Vlncennes. Mount Carmel, Snv Har
mony, Grayvllle, Princeton, Evansvlllp,
Westport and all of Lawrence county,
Illinois, are suffering from the high
Westport has been completely abani
doncd. Hundreds of refugees are living
in schoolhouses and barns. Live stdck
is quartered In haylofts and railroad
traffic is at a standstill. One death by
drowning is reported near Vlncennes.
Thc Belgrade leveo broke In another
place today. The great railroad fill-in
at Hazelton, which was constructed
at a cost of ?600,000. was swept away.
The Wabash has risen six inches today.
All telegraph and telephone lines are
prostrated. At Mount Carmel the Wa
bash has reached the highest stage
Scene of Wreck Wiped Out.
A hard rain has been falling slnco
early this aflernooii, rendering thfe
general situation more serious.
Tho Hazelton IHI7I11 gave way early.
It was at this point, ten years ago,
Uurlng,a similar flood, that an cntLrii
passenger train on the Evansvllle &
Terre Hnuie railroad dlsaproarcd in
quicksand which Is at the bottom of
the fill and nothing but a piece of one
coach was ever found.
It was never known how many were
killed, as no bodies of the train crew
or passengers were ever recovered.
Messages From Havana, HI.
Messages from Havana, III., an
nounce the breaking of the big levee
there today. More than 12.000 acres of
rich farming lands have been flooded
to a depth of several feet. The loss,
It is estimated, will be $75,000.
BUTTE, Mont., March 31. Reports
received from eastern-Montana for the
past few days state that fiwlng to melt
ing snows and rain rivers and creeks
In that section are overfioodlng their
banks. At Glendlvc the Yellowstone is
gorged and fears are entertained for
the safety of tho new county bridge
erected ,a few months ago at a cost
THREE CARRIED OYER I
SHOSHONE FALLS I
TO DEATH. : I
Ferryman's Daughter and ' 'I
Two Men Plunge Over I
Idaho Cataract. " I
Fall of Water Is Two Hundred H
and Teh Feet and Bodies I
Are Lost, I
Boat Swamps, Occupants Are Caught I
in Current and Swept to
BOISE, Ida,, March 3L Three per
sons lost their lives in the Snake ,
river last night about' 0' o'clock, I IH
- an eighth of a mile from Shoshone n 1MW
Falls, and It is supposed they were H
swept over thc cataract, which makes !
a plunge of 210 feet. Iyl
They were Miss Marie Willis, Samuel J
Graham and another man whose name, 1
Is unknown. There Is a ferry at the
point, and MIssi Willis sometimes pi- , JU
lotcd the boat.
A call came fron thc north side of tA
the river and Miss Willis took the ferry
Skiff Fills and Swamps.
When starling back she found the 1 M
guide rope was not working properly,
and put back.
Seeing that there was trouble, Gra
ham and thc other man took thc hotel H
skiff and crossed to thc ferry landing.
For some reason they took Miss Willis
off and started back with her to the
I Eouth side. )
j The boat began to fill as it ncared
I the shore, and swamped, all three he-
Over the Falls to Death. , jjH
Where, thc accident occurred there is jH
an eddy, the water running back up i
thc river, but it is probable the 1111-
fortunates were soon' drawn into the jH
current and carried down to and over
thc falls. - jH
No trace of the bodies had been se-
cured up to noon today. Splinters of IH
I the boat were found In the river below JH
I the falls
jSj SLAIN BY BANDITS I
htx EDDING, Cal., March 31. Three masked men held up the Oregon Express H
O' at Copley, ten ,milfcs north of here at 11 o'clock tonight, killed Express
jl Messenger O'Neill and carried off the contents of the treasure box. IH
( The train Is known as No. 1C and stopped at Copley, a small station, for
The robbers blew up the car and killed the messenger before getting tho IH
The highwaymen forced the train crew to uncouple the front engine and IH
compelled its engineer to draw them to Keswick station, five miles south,
where they disembarked and disappeared.
According to the story from Keswick tho robbery occurred shortly be
fore 11 o'clock. As the train, which wan southbound, reached Copley, near
Keswick, three men jumped on board and cut the train In two, taking the en
glne and cxpro-ss car down the track, a short distance.
They stopped the engine and demanded that Messenger O'Neill open the '
express car. He refused, whereupon they blew up thc express car with dyna
mite and deliberately killed O'Neill by shooting him through the head. Th
bandits then robbed the express? car of its contents, but It is not known how
much they got. IH
After robbing the express car thc men cut the car loose, and getting on th
engine, compelled Engineer Joe Sink to go ahead. When near Keswick tho
men dropped off the engine and disappeared In thc night with thelnplundcr.
Messenger Killed by Bullets. WM
REDDING, April 1. W J. AD'Nolll. the messenger, was killed by bullets. IH
Presumably tho three masked men attempted to rob the express car and the
lr-esfcnger mnde a fight. The first that Engineer Joo Sink knew of the hold
up was after O'Neill was killed.
He and his fireman, J. F. Stury, were compelled to dismount from the en- '
glne. They, with E. A. Blsrell, engineer of the second engine; A. Raymond, , .H
a fireman; Jack Depangcr, conductor of the train, and a brakeman, were com
polled to march back to the express car, where they saw O'Neill dead. jH
The robbers tried to force O'NcIU's helper, who was in the baggage car
when O'Neill was killed, .to open thc- safe, but the helper iihowed that he could I
not do so. I n
Then the robbers compelled thc parly of seven to place six slicks of giant f '
powder on ton of the safe. Then they had a heavy box set on the dynamite,
to which a fuse was. ordered attached. . , j jH
Then all but one of the robbcr.sleft the car. He lighted the fuse. The J V
party had just reached the- locomotive when the explosion occurred. , J
It wrecked the entire car. Engineer Joe Sink is not certain that the rob- )
bora got any plunder. He wa made to got up on his engine and' stay there I
until further orders' came for him to carry the highwaymen soutlu Ills cnglnn h
had been uncoupled. He knows not by whom. He compiled with the order, '
but was not allowed to even take his firemen along. Tho robbers stood at his
back on the trip down, their rlfies pressing against him, and he dared not J
look around. He says if they hnd any plunder he did not see It. ,
J At 12 30 o'clock he. started back with" his heavily armed crew. There being
neither telephone nor telegraph communication possible with Copley, thc de-
tails -of the killing of the messenger cannot be learned until tho train that wm
held up pulls south