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VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 95.
Cloudburst the Cause of Terrible
Disaster on the Denver
and Rio Grande Ry.
Hi Fated Train the Fastest Sent
Out of Denver by the
Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 9.Train No. 11,
the Missouri Pacific flyer, crashed
through a bridge over Dry creek, near
Eden, on the Denver and Rio Grande
railroad. It is estimated that of the
125 passengers on board the ill fated
train more than 100 lost their lives
either under the waters of the racing
torrent or beneath the wreckage. Many
of the bodies were carried down Foun
tain creek by the wall of water, which
had force enough to carry several
coaches nearly four miles away from
the point where they went through
the bridge. A cloudburst had filled the
creek and water was flowing over the
.resile when the train started across.
The bridge went down under the
weight of the train and the baggage
car, smoker and chair car were pre
cipitated into the torrent. The engine
got almost across, but fell back into
The body of Engineer Hinman was
found 200 feet down the river. The
express car was found four miles away
with the safe open and its contents
gone. The chair car was nearby, hall
filled with sand, in which were mined
the bouies of many passengers. The
smoker was washed still further down
stream and was not located until sev
eral hours alter the accident.
So far thirty bodies have been le
covered from the scene of the disas
ter and thousands of persons are pa
trolling the banks of the Fountain
river in search of the victims.
Coaches Filled With Bodies.
When Division Superintendent Bow
ren reached the scene of the wrci'k
the missing cars had ot been located
and the passengers and train hands
who accompanied him organic
searching parties to follow the couicO
of the river. The three cars wu.e
found close to the shore in Foun
tain creek, of which Dry creek is a
tributary, and which in turn flows into
the Arkansas river.
Most of the dead were in the ca
buried under the debris. The bodies
of three young women were washed
up on the bank of the river three
quarters of a mile below the scene of
the wreck. J. M. Killen, a Pueblo
hardware merchant, was swept down
stream, but crawled out from the
wreckage a mile below the scene of
the accident. He was so badly in
jured and so exhausted .from, his...strug-
S Most Simple and Durable Stump Puller on the Market,
World's Fair Prize.
jWES WRIGHT, Local Agent.
Is what we are offering at our
AUGUST CLEARANCE SALE.
Goods that have been bought
for this season's business in
many lines only a small amount
teft, but in perfect condition.
Some storekeepers would pack
them away and next spring
bring them out as new goods
that is not our way. We will
take a loss now and show New
Goods next spring.
O'Leary & Bowser,
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gle in the wat uiai. uc was unaDio
The disaster was the worst that has
ever occuired on the Denver and Rio
Grande railroad. Dry creek, where the
accident happened, is one of the most
dangerous points on the road. It is
close to the foothills, which, by reason
of tepeated cloudbursts and washouts,
have been slowly closing in, the bed
of the creek continually becoming
deeper until it has reached a depth of
about twenty-five feet.
Trains Numbers 3 and 15, preceding
No. 11, passed over the bridge and
reached Pueblo safely. The rains had
been so\eie, but officials did not ap
prehend any danger at Dry creek, as
a recent inspection showed that the
bridge was in first class condition.
No Intimation of Danger.
J\ st prior to the time of the acci
dent theie were reports that a heavy
lain fall was in progress in the vicin
ity of Eden, but there was no intima
tion of a cloudburst. So far as the
officials of the road can determine the
engineer evidently did not see the
trouble until it was too late to stop
the train, whicli was going at a high
rate of speed.
"Whethe: the engine and the torrent
of water from the cloudburst struck
the bridge simultaneously or the tor
rent had already undermined the struc
ture is not known, but the reports at
the Denver office say that the air was
turned on and that this saved the
diner and sleepers from being precipi
tated into the creek.
I When the baggage car, smoker and
chair car left the tracks and plunged
Into the stream they were swept down
by the current and the trucks torn off.
fThis lightened them and the volume
of water can be undei stood when it
was reported by Superintendent Row
ron that they were carried four miles
boloie they ran ashore. The three
cars we f-nind near each other.
The ill fated train is the fastest sent
out of Denver by the Denver and Rio
Gi'ande and usually carried a heavy
passenger list. It makes the run to
Colorado Springs in two hours and
five minutes and one hour and ten
minutes is the schedule time from
Colorado Springs to Pueblo and the
hea\y tiain was whirling along
through the storm to make this fast
time when it dropped into the stream.
The length of the bridge, with ap
proaches, is ninety-six feet. Fifteen
hundred feet of track was washed out
at the scene of the disaster.
WILL NOT INTERFERE.
Republican Committee to Keep Out of
New York, Aug. D.A swarm of ap
plicants for positions was a feature of
the opening of the Republican head
Several conferences were held be
tween the members of the national
commiMcc and the members of the
congiessional campaign committee re
garding work in which both commit
tees are mutually interested.
Mr. Cortelyou announced that no
meeting ot the national committee
would be held until next Monday, ow
ing to the fact that Committeeman
Brooker of Connecticut could not come
to New York until that time.
Chairman Cortelyou has announced
that the national committee will not
interfere in the factional fight in Wis
consin, but would leave the matter en
tirely in the hands of the courts, where
it is at present.
SOCIALISM THE RESULT.
President Donnelly Discusses Effects
of Stock Yards Strike.
Chicago, Aug. 9.President Michael
Donnelly of the National Meat Cutters
and Butcher Workmen's union said
during the day:
"The packinghouse strike is the
greatest educator of socialism the
West has ever experienced. From be
ing unconscious socialists the workers
are realizing that they are in reality
a part of the great socialist move
ment. The haish treatment meted out
to the strikers by the packers and the
inhuman conditions under which they
are willing to have men and women
live and work in their slaughter houses
has brought organized labor to the
conclusion that the propertied class
has no hesitation in consigning the
masses to a fate worse than that of
the slaves. Mr. Edward Tilden's ad
vocacy of child labor in the yards has
alsc added fuel to the flame of social
"Prom this class distinction and rec
ognition will arise the great socialist
third party to achieve reforms by the
ballot Instead of the strike."
HAYON RIGHTS OF NEUTRALS
DOES NOT RECOGNIZE COAL AND
RAW COTTON AS CONTRA-
BAND OF WAR.
Washington, Aug. 9."The recogni
tion in principle of the treatment of
coal and other fuel and raw cotton as
absolutely contraband of war might
ultimately lead to a total inhibition
of the sale by neutrals to the people
of belligerent states it all the articles
whuh could be finally converted to
military uses. Such an extension of
the principle by treating coal and
other fuel and raw cotton as absolute
ly contraband of war, simply because
they are shipped by a ncutial to a
non-blo.kaded port of a belligerent,
would not appear to be in accord with
the reasonable and lawful lights of a
This is a summary of a declaration
by Secretary Hay on the right of neu
tral nations during war. It was em
bodied in a circular to American am
bassadors in Europe, which was issued
from the state department June It1
last, but for some reason wtis with
held from the public, although certain
shippers who inquiied at the depart
ment after their rights were supplied
with copies. The circular is based
on a declaration by the Russian gov
ernment that coal, naphtha, alcohol
and other fuel have been declared
GREAT DAMAGE RESULTS.
Severe Rain and Wind Storm Sweeps
Denver, Aug. 9.Specials from
points in Southern Colorado tell of the
heaviest rain and wind storm that
has swept over that portion of the state
in years. Floods caused considerable
damage to property of all descriptions
and seriously interfered with the run
ning of trains. Nearly all lines lead
ing into the southern part of the state
From Colorado Springs as far south
as the New Mexico line and west to
Salida the storm held sway. Only
meager details of the damage done
have reached here because of the semi
demoralized condition of telephone
.and telegraph wires On the Continen
tal divide near Buena Vista snow fell
and the weather turned cold.
Two rock slides are reported to have
occurred between Duango and Silver
ton, cm the Rio Grande road.
ITALIAN THROWS A BOMB.
Injures Himself and a Score of His
New York, Aug. 9.Vincenzo Donet
ti, an Italian, threw a bomb into a
crowd of his countrymen, injuring a
score of them and himself as well.
He is believed to be a member of the
society, which for some
time has terrorized residents of the
Italian districts here and extorted
mdney from them by threats and acts
Donetti was himself more severely
injured by the bomb than any of the
others, one leg being badly torn from
the hip to the ankle, but he managed
to escape at the time and was arrested
later at his home.
GRAND ARMY ENCAMPMENT.
Preparations for Gathering at Boston
Boston,, Aug. 9.Preparations for
the annual encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic, which opens
here next Monday, are now practically
complete. The first day will be given
up to receptions and a parade by the
naval brigade and marines. The great
parade takes place on Tuesday. Spec
tators' stands seating more than 500,-
000 persons are being constructed
along Boston common and at other
The business sessions of the en
campment will be opened on Wednes
day. General Fitzhugh Lee announces
that he will be unable through press
of business to come to Boston with
the other Confederate veterans who
will make the journey
GREAT INTEREST SHOWN.
Meeting of Executive Committee At
tracts Many Democrats.
New YorJ^ Aug. 9.Evidences of
Democratic interest in the national
campaign were made manifest in the
large number that gathered at the
Hoffman House during the day, where
the* executive committee of the nation
al committee held* its first meeting.
Chairman Sheehan of the executive
committee was an early arrival and
had many conferences before the meet
ing was held. Senator Gorman was
invited to be present at the first meet
ing, but declined.
The meeting was for the'purpose of
deciding upon headquarters and mak
ing preliminary arrangements for the
BEMIDJJ, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1904.
Important Military Conference is
Attended by Czar and
Kuropatkin* Aide-de-Camp Pres
ent Wit dispatches From
St. Petersburg, Aug.
tant conference on the I
tion was held at the Peterhof palace
during the day. The ministers of war
and marine, the Grand Duke Alexis,
the high admiral General Motte, one
of General Kuropatkin's aides-de-camp,
who had just arrived from the front
with personal dispatches for the em
peror, and others were present.
The report' that the Japanese are
landing* troops in Louisa bay, about
nine miles northwest of Port Arthur,
evokes no surprise at the war office.
Tne officials there are astonished that
the Japanese had neglected to do so
at the outlet of the siege of Port Ar
thur. This enables *the besiegers to
surround the outer defenses and feel
out the weakest point and drive home
an attack where least expected.
A private telegram from Chefoo, be
lieved to be from the Russian consul
there, reports the loss of the Japanese
protected cruisers Chiyoda and Itsu
kusbima by the explosion of mines off
MORE FIGHTING REPORTED
HEAVY ATTACK MADE ON THE
RUSSIAN FORCES NORTH
Berlin, Aug 9.The Tageblatt
prints the following dispatch:
Liaoyang, Aug. 7.The Western
Russian forces .north of Haicheng sut
fered a heavy' attack today. Many
wounded Russians are here.
There i& Aj&imor current that Gen
eral "RurokT is "threatening Mukden
from the northeast.
Viceroy Alexieff and General Kuro
patkin were yesterday in Liaoyang.
GENERAL STOESSEL REPORTS.
Says Japs Lost Ten Thousand in Port
St. Petersburg, Aug. 9.Lieutenant
General Stoessel, commanding the
Russian military forces at Port Arthur,
in an undated dispatch to the emperor,
"I am happy to report that the
troops repulsed all the Japanese at
tacks of July 26, 27 and 28, with enor
"The garrison's enthusiasm was ex
"The fleet assisted in the defense
by bombarding the Japanese flank.
"Our losses during the three days
were about 1,500 men and 40 officers
killed or wounded.
"According to statements of Chi
nese and prisoners the Japanese lost
as many as 10,000.
"Their losses were so great that the
enemy has not had time to remove
their dead and wounded."
Russians Continue to Retire Before
General Kuroki's Headquarters in
the Field, via Fusan, Aug. 9.The
Russian forces in front of General Ku
roki's army are reported retreating
northward. A part of them has en
camped at Anping, twelve miles from
Liaoyang. Guns were heard during
the morning on the Japanese right,
meaning that possibly the Japanese
are following the Russian retirement.
I In connection with the death of
Lieutenant General Count Keller,
killed by shrapnel on July 29 while
I watching the battle at Yangse pass
from a battery position above Moa
j\wan, the Chinese living there say that
the Russians removed two coffins from
that place with great ceremony.
EIGHT WARSHIPS TOOK PART.
Assisted Land Forces toi Defending
Chefoo, Aug. 9.A reliable author
ity says that eight Russian warships
participated in the recent three days'
battle at Port Arthur. Since then the
Sevastopol and the Amur have been
It is to be presumed that the fight
ing referred to was the engagemert
reported by General Stoessel, comman
der of the Russian military forces at
Port Arthur, to have occurred July 26,
27 and 28.
SINKING OF KNIGHT COMMANDER.
Great Britain Adheres to Contention
That It Was Unjustifiable.
London, Aug. 9.In the house of
commons Premier Balfour, replying to
a question on the subject, said that
the British government adhered to its
contention that there was no adequate
justification for the sinking of the
British steamer Knight Commander by
the Vladivostok squadron.
DEFEAT RUSSIAN DESTROYERS.
Japanese Boats.Drive Them Off in a
Tokio, Aug. 8.Admiral Togo re
ports an exciting torpedo boat destroy
er fight which took place off Port
Arthur on' Friday evening, Aug. 8.
The Japanese torpedo boat Jestroyers
Akebono and, Obesa approached the
entrance of the harbor for the pur
pose of reconnpitering. Fourteen Rus-
British Steamer Calchas Captured by
Vladivostok, Aug. 9.The British
steamer Calchas, from Tacoma for
Japanese ports, which was arrested
by the Vladivostok squadron thirty
miles north of Tokio bay during the
recent cruise off the Pacific coast of
Japan, arrived here during the day in
charge of a prize crew. She was a
week overdue, having been detained
The Calchas is the last vessel cap
tured by Admiral Jessen's cruisers.
The papers of the Calchas showed she
was carrying 870 tons of flour, 9 tons
of cotton, 215 cogs and 125 parts of
machinery, all consigned to Yokohama.
The remaining 1,500 tons of the Cal
chas' cargo was consigned to Hong
BURIED THE RUSSIAN DEAD.
Fire Raging in the Arsenal at Toulon,
Toulon, France, Aug. 9.The fire
which broke out at the arsenal here
at midnight is still spreading in spite
of the desperate efforts of the firemen,
troops and sailors, who are encour
aged by the presence of generals, ad
mirals and other high officers. Two
slips, in one of which is a torpedo
gunboat, are in flames and are momen
tarily expected to collapse.
Several soldiers have been injured,
one of them fatally.
Minneapolis Policeman Shot.
Minneapolis, Aug. 9.Whjle follow
ing a Nicollet avenue masher, believed
to be a well known crook, Patrolman
Michael Lawrence was dangerously
wounded in the right shoulder by a
revolver bullet. His assailant has not
been captured by the police, although
he was recognized by Lawrence and
his description has been sent through
the Twin Cities.
sian torpeclo boat destroyers dashed
out and endeavored to surround the I
Japanese boats. The latter broke'
through the cordon, however, driving
off three of the Russian boats. At
this point the Japanese torpedo boat
destroyer Inasuma joined these two
and the three turned and spiritedly at
tacked the eleven Russian boats. The
latter retired within the harbor. The
Japanese boats were uninjured. The
damage to the Russian ships is un-1
Japs Found Over Five Hundred on the
Fields of Battle.
Tokio, Aug. 9.General Kuroki re
ports that he buried the bodies of 512
Russians on the battlefields of Yushu
likzu and Yangtsuling. In these ac
tions he reports the capture of 268
Russians, eight of whom were officers.
One hundred and fifteen of the prison-"
ers were wounded.
No Change in the Situation.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 9.Lieutenant
General Sakharoff reports that up to
noon Sunday there had been, no change
in the Manchurian army's sphere of
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rSOMISE FINANCIAL SUPPORT.
Chicago Labor Unions Endorse Pack
Chicago, Aug. 9.The strike of the
butcher workmen in the packing
houses has been endorsed by the labor
unions of the city and the moral and
financial support of their 300,000 mem
bers is pledged to the strikers.
Each member of the central body
will be. assessed a small sum and sev
eral thousand dollars will be turned
over to the striking union every week
to help support the strikers and their
families fluring the struggle.
A riot in which Police Lieutenant
Moore knocked down a score of men
while defending a nonunion man oc
curred during the day near the yards.
When fifteen Italian strike breakers
quit work at the Armour plant they
were attacked by strike sympathizers
and one of the loreigners was beaten
almost senseless. The other Italians
escaped. When Lieutenant Moore
started to take the injured man to a
street car the policeman was attacked
by a crowd of several hundred men.
Knocking down twenty or more men
with his club the lieutenant fought
his way to the car line on Ashland
avenue, where several cars passed,
the motormen refusing to stop. The
crowd closed in as the lieutenant, with
his charge, stood in the middle of tho
track and another fight took place,
the lieutenant threatening to shoot.
The next car stopped and, with the
aid of three policemen who arrived at
that time, the injured Italian was put
aboard and soon was out of reach of
WARSHIP FOR SANTO DOMINGO.
Sent at the Suggestion of the Ameri
can Minister There.
Washington, Aug. 9.Complying
with the request of the state depart
ment Admiral Sigsbee, at San Juan,
has been directed to dispatch a war
vessel to Monte Cristi, Santo Domingo.
This was done at the suggestion of
Mr. Dawson, the American minister
to Santo Domingo, and the inference
is that trouble is impending in that
Washington, Aug. 9.Rear Admiral
Sigsbee, commander-in-chief of the
Caribbean squadron, has cabled the
navy department that the gunboats
Newark and Newport left San Juan
Aug. 6 for Culebra, via Fajarde. In
the event that a warship is needed in
Venezuelan waters these vessels will
be within easy distance.
President Approves Report.
Washington, Aug. 9.The president
has approved a report of the civil
service commission recommending
that Postmaster McMichael of Phila
deelphia be reprimanded as the result
of the investigation of the charges
filed by Robert B. .Tenks\ secretary of
the Civil Service Reform association
of Philadelphia, alleging political dis
crimination in Postmaster McMichael's
selection of employes.
Strasburg, Alsace-Lorraine, Aug. 9.
The damage by the fire which raged
in the lower quarter of the city during
the morning and which destroyed a
large orphan asylum and the Magda
len church amounts to $1,500,000.
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Turkish Minister Bluntly In
formed of the Fact by Oar
Secretary of State.
Wanted Official Information Re
garding the Dispatch of
Warships to Turkey.
Washington, Aug. 9.Secretary Hay
bluntly told Chekib Bey, the Turkish
minister here, that the patience of the
American government is well nigh ex
hausted. The minister is expected to
communicate this information to his
home government speedily.
Chekib Bey had no instructions
from the porte when he called at the
state department during the day. He
had seen the newspaper reports of the
intention of the state department to
second Minister Leishman's efforts
diplomatically at Constantinople by
the presence of a fleet of American
warships in Turkish waters and he
doubted the reports. Secretary Hay
soon satisfied him on that point and
the minister returned to his legation
to frame a dispatch for the informa
tion of the Turkish foreign.office.
MAY HASTEN ITS REPLY
PORTE PERTURBED BY DISPATCH
OF AMERICAN WARSHIPS
TO TURKISH WATERS.
Constantinople, Aug. 9.The an
nouncement of the dispatch of the
American European squadron for
Smyrna has perturbed the porte and
will doubtless hasten the solution of
the questions at issue between the
United States and Turkey in a manner
satisfactory to the former. The porte
promised American Minister Leishman
that a reply favorable to the American
demand for the same favored treat
ment in the matter of schools, hos
pitals and charitable institutions as
is accorded to other powers would be
given Aug. 2. The giving of the an
swer was then postponed to Aug. 4,
but up to the present time no answer
has been received. The porte recog
nized the demand in principle, but
thus far has hesitated to execute the
necessary measures for that end and
the American minister has now made
a pointed demand of the poite for a
speedy and definite settlement,
Capital and Surplus, $30,000
C. W Hastings, Pres\
F. P. Sheldon, Vice-Pres.
A. White, Cashier.