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V( ) L . VIII. NO. 31.
DOINGS OF THE WEEK
What Has Happened in the
GIVEN IN THE PRESS DISPATCHES
r,,,,,,»1ete Review of the News of the
r»*t Seven Oays in This and
All Foreign I^andi*.
M.Tni'liie, Tonn., has been quaran
Governor Loid has issned a proc
. fillI1) calling the Oregon legislature
• s extra session September 26.
The Eteamer Lewiston ran aehore
.liile carrying sick soldiers from Mon
|,nk Point to Boston, and it is feared
al ,v men will die as a result of the
A slight clash lias occurred at 'Daw*
-on " United States Consul McCook
las compelled by a Canadian officer to
remove the Stars and Stripes from the
Alaska Commercial Company's store.
Tin- United States gunboat Benning
ton has been ordered to Pangq-Pango
bay Samoa, according to Mare island
reports to make a survey for a coaling
station.' Upon finishing the survey she
ff ill proceed to Manila and relieve the
Concord, which will come to Mare
island aii.l go on drydock, the English
docks not being available.
There has been another series of
fatalities in the Austrian Alps. One
case that of a nowly married couple,
vns particularly sad. The bride lost
her footing and fell; the rope broke,
am! she went to destruction. The hus
bad deliberately threw himself after.
her, and was killed. A gentleman who
visited tlio spot two days later lust his
balance and fell, being killed instantly.
A Havana dispatch says: Senor Fer
nandez de Castrazo has directed a dis
patch to the mayors ot the provincial
towns, instructing them, in order to
avoid mistakes, to "correct the igno
rance regarding the origin of the relief
•supplies now bein? sent into the in
terior from Havana," and to take stepß
to inform eveiy inhabitant that the
suiipliea are "bought, paid for and dis
tribute by the colonial government,
unaided by any foreign help or sob.
The whaling fleet lias been lost in '
Northern waters. At least three and '
probably eight vessels were caught and
crushed in the ice above Point Barrow.
No Dews of the crows has been re- |
ceived, but the general belief, however,
is that ho lives were lost. The Belvi
dere got out. The Wanderer is also
said to have reached Hcrschel island.
The vessels lost, therefore, were the
Newport, Fearless, Jeannie, Bolana,
Gram pas, Beloga, Norwhal and Mary
It has been decided to abandon Camp
Wiknff within the next three weeks.
James Wilson, "King of Tramps,"
lias been commended for his bravery at
Fifty deaths and over one hundred
prostrations is the result of one hot day
in New York.
John Hills, a well-to-do New York
ice dealer, his wife and his sister-in
law, Mary Conlin, have been poisoned
by whisky sent through the mail.
Private letters from our consuls
■broad indicate that the Philippines
must be retained if the United States
desires to maintain its position in the
world of nations.
The French minister of war, M.
Caraignac, has resigned. The resigna
tion is due to a disagreement with his
collogues, who desire a revision of the
Dreyfus ease. Thug a revision of the
case seems assured.
Oriental advices say that the recent
assaulting of an American missionary
)n the Sorachi district, Japan, is caua
[ag considerable excitement, especial
ly since the new treaties will spread
"•reign residents all through the in
More soldiers are soon to leave for
Honolulu. General Miller says three
'eguuents will sail from San Pranciaco
•'thin a month. The First Tennessee,
*>"y-tirst lowa and Twentieth Kansas
the lucky men The 6th and 7th
[-■"lifornia and California heavy artil
"»y are to he mustered oat.
According to native Japansea papers,
jeceived in Seattle on the Kinshn Maru,
«arqni 8 Ito's visit to China is liable to
Jesuit in Ins changing zesidenoe. It is
saia that he has been offered a princely
wiary to become general advisor to the
Spanish soldiers have demanded their
W, and they object to leaving Cuba
vmhout it. Posters exhorting the
wps to refuse to leave Havana unless
we money i s n - Ht forthcoming, were
plated in Havana. The prevailing
Mad'T* l 8 °ne °f animoait * toward
A Madrid dispatch says:} General
pi",.?' ad interim governor of the
replying to the govern
»ent c request for information as to the
je situation of affaiis in the aiohi
2°'/ epOrtß tliat t0 reßume establih.
i«lani Sp!?nish eovereignty over the
|1 «" Os would ,equire a fleet and end
less qnanuties of material. •
Minor JS« WB ltt>m%.
i, on^ en, the trans-Siberian railroad
»» to go from London to Japan in 18
toiUe eo rT "gOf the e«cut»Te com-;
"ided, ! Tammany Hall it was de
°'ec;io n law. reCOgnize the new Btate
cirluLi m°Unt Of «oM °°in in «tual
bv th ' pon,ln the world is estimated
«*«■ sw^t England offioiaU t0 *•
"^ibGo tons. ,•..•■' .--, -,:.r
Che San van Islander.
FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1898.
Millions of feet of fine timber have
been destroyed by forest flres along the
Thomas H. Wheeler, son of General
Joseph Wheeler, and Second Lieuten
ant Newton D. Kirkpatnck, First cav
alry, were drowned while bathing near
the camp at Montauk Point.
Hawaiian advices announce the death
of Sergeant Ormond Fletcher, of the
Second Oregon volunteer engineer
corps. He was formerly county sur
veyor of Multnomah county, Oregon.
A cable from Hong Kong announces
that a committee of three Filippinos,
appointed by Aguinaldo, has left Hong
Kong to confer with President McKin
ley upon the future of the Philippines.
Several salmon, averaging 28 pounds
in weight, have recently been caught
in the Sacramento^ liver. From the
fact that the adipose fin h«.d been re
moved from each they were identified
as marked fish liberated from the hatch
el ies on the Clackamas river, in Ore
gon, in 1897.
The president of the Cretan executive
committee has notified the foreign ad
mirals that in view of the massacre at
Candia it is impossible to continue the
effort to organize the administration
until the Turkish functionaries and
troops are withdrawn. He demands
the convocation of the Cretan assembly,
and proposes to place a force of Cretans
at the disposal of the international ad
Joseph Chamberlain says an Anglo-
German understanding has been per
fected, and a treaty has been signed.
England is to support the Kaiser's pre
tensions in Egypt. Chamberlain also
gave it out officially that England
favors American retention of the Phil
ippines. One thing the Continental
powers most fear is that the United
States and Great Britain may enter
into an international understanding.
A report is published in London of a
daring plot to assassinate the czar at
Moscow last week. The plan of the
conspirators was to allow gas to escape
into a house on the route of the czar's
procession until the atmosphere in every
room was saturated. One of their
number was to remain in the house
and strike a light when the czar was
passing in the expectation that the
house would be blown to pieces and
the czar killed. The conspirator
would perish himself as a sacrifice to
the cause. The explosion was mis
timed and a staff officer and his wife
were killed, together with the conspir
ator. Thirty people were injured.
In a large fire at Madaloni, near
Casera, Italy, seven men, two women
and two children were killed.
The international encampment of
the Grand Army met in Cincinnati, O.
Eveiy section of the Union was repre
Figaro, published in Paris, says the
cabinet council has agreed upon a re
vision ot the Dreyfus case. Matin an
nounces the discovery of facts implicat
ing officers of the general staff.*
It has been decided that the govern
ment ressels which won fame in the
war will not be sold. The Gloucester,
formerly Morgan's yaoht Corsair, one
ot the Auxiliaries, will be retained,
because of her prominent part In the
destruction of Cervera's fleet.
The official record of the war depart
ment, as completed, shows that there
were 33 officers and 231 enlisted men
of the army, 264 in all, killed in battle
during the war with Spain. These
sasualties include all the lives Jost by
the army in the battles in the Philip
pines, as well as those in Cuba and
An unknown schooner, believed to be
a fishing vessel, has been lost with all
her crew at a place called East Lake, a
mile north of East Point reef, Prince
Edward island. The disaster occurred
Sunday night during the prevalence of
a heavy storm, which prevented any at
tempt at rescue being made by persona
V General Miles and part of his com
mand have reached home. The general
sonfirms :- sensational repor regard ing
hi msel f J and Alger, and : refers \to , two^
pointed «Ktbs.: The war department
refused the requests of Miles i that his
forces be v allowed to parade in New
York, Vnd that the Wisconsin regiment
be allowed a\ few days in New York
before raturning to: its borne state. ..;■;.
A riot occurred in the* Colorado.
Springs opera-house between 22 men \
representing State Chairman Blood and i
the Teller faotion of the -Silverßepob^ j
lican paity, and Sheriff Boynton and j
Chief of Police Gastright, with about
75 ?rQenlieprßsenting the Wolcott-Ste
vens faction. Charles Hairis^ofJ Den-!
ver, was killed, and an unknown man|
was seriously irijared: _ The opera
house was then taken possession of by
the police, deputy sheriffs and support- |
i :ers of ex-Chairman Broad. >;^ \0 i
At Cincinnati, 0., the middle-of-the-
I road Populists reorganised the People s
I party, renewed its former declaration
of principles, and nominated its nation
al ticket two years and two months in
advance of the date of election. The
object of this early action was to bead
i off any such fusion as that of 1896.
The Western and Southern delegates
nominated Wharton Barker and Igna
tius Donnelly for president and yloe
president, and declared the principles
the re-organised party. The Eastern
Btates were not ; represented.
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• The Manitou&Plke'e Peak cog rail
way signed a contract tor a large ob
ierVatoryto be ballt at the top of
Peak.with I tower which can t*
Veen' forty milea, -V;r.-;;--;V ■-;: '-r-. :-\^
Mrs. Nancy Wellman. who died at
hex home near fc^S^** **£ST
of 05 yean, was the mother of 16 ch»
dren, 11 of whom w«e married. She
had 88 grandchildren, lifrgreat giand
cbiidiJ and tl «*«S3«^f^^
dren. She ata» *atoe* »*»♦ 0
NEEDED IN THE ARMY
All State Troops Cannot Be
ARE REQUIRED IN OUR COLONIES
The President's Reply to Several Gov
ernors—About One Hundred Thoa-
sand to Be Mastered Out.
Washington. Sept d.—Late in the
day the following was given out at the
"In response to the request of the
governors of some of the slates for the
raustei-out of their entiie Volunteer
force, the president replied in sub
stance, as follows:
" 'Answering your telegraphic re
quest for the muster-out of your regi
ments, I have already determined that
100,000 of the volunteers shall be mus
tered out of the service. This is be
cause, in my jndgment, that number
can be spared. About 100,000 will
remain, as the government now re
quires in Cuba, Porto Rico and the
Philippines a larger army than the
regular military establishment affords.
The muster-out, like the muster-in,
will be as nearly as possible according
to the population of the several states.
The suggestion to muster-out all of the
volunteers from your state cannot,
therefore, be entertained. The secre
tary of war has already inquired of the
governors of the several states what
reigmenta in their judgment can, with
the least inconvenience, remain in the
service. Their advices will, so far as I
am concerned, if consistent with the
public interest, be complied with."
Must Oive Up Arms.
Washington, Sept. 9.—The muster
ing out of the volunteers will be fol
lowed by vexations and troubles for
officers of the regular army and for
many of the volunteers themselves.
This is due to a misapprehension on
the part of some of the officers of the
volunteer organizations respecting tin
property of the government which they
have in their possession. The govern
ment will require that every article be
accounted for. Every officer or man in
the volunteer service who has charge
of division property will have to ac
count for it before he can be mustered
out and paid.
It is the intention of the war depart
ment again to supply the states when
the guns and arms are accounted for,
but in order to keep a straight account
in the department's records, it is neces
saiy to have them first returned to the
department. The same is true of other
TWO KILLED, FIVE HURT.
Storm In New York Blew Dawn «
-*. Bridge Superstrnctnr*. -
New York, Sept. 9.—The first gust
of wind that preceded the thunderstorm
at ■ 3:30 o'clock this afternoon b*lew
down the heavy iron .; superstructure ol
the new pier No. 50 at the foot of West
Twelfth street, killing two men and in
juring 4 nine others. 1-\ There were 90
men at work on the ? superstructure
when it fell in on them.
fThose killed are: : John 5 Leonard,
iron worker, died at New '■': York hos
pital: Samuel Patterson, died on :\ the
dock. • ' ■ '. -...:, ;-•,'-.' '■•-.-, ■■■. ;■;
Of the 130 men who were at work on
the structure at the time of the acci
jent, 5 all have been accounted for.
The new pier is 800 feet long, and is
being erected by the Wilson Steamship
Company. ; The heavy iron beams and
girders were up and the iron ioof was
on. When the storm loomed up from
the southwest, oa; tremendous : blast of
wind rußbedr%ihiOndor the superstruc
ture'and fairly lilting it from the pier
allowed it to drop again in a mass of
twisted and gnarled debris, burying the
men under it. -■ •'-'""'_•'"■** r;'"} '•
:-.'y~ During the 1 lull that intervened be
tween the first roar of the wind and the
metallic creakings of the twisted
and ) riven * iron could be heard the piti
ful cries and moans fof ; the wounded.
The uninjured made a rush !|foTit|ie]
shore end of I the pier and huddled iv-;
gether/ trembling with : fear in the large
• 3hed of the time-keeper f there,: leaving
their fellow-workmen crying piteously
for help, lying under the maae of twist
ed iron, all <f them too badly frightened
to assist in rescuing the injured men. •
S£?An« alarm '; of fire was sent in, and
soon brought out two companies of fire
men, who went to work to rescue those
CANDIA WAS SHELLED.
Renewal of the Flsh*ln»: In the City
of Crete. . . -
;Athens, Sept 9.—lt is reported that
■ the bombardment was renewed :i at Can
dia and i that 7the port has been seriously
damaged. The foreign warships have
landed sailors to reinforoe the British
garrison and pumps have been landed
Ito assist in quenching the flames. U r \,
According to telegrams from Candia,
it ia estimated that 23 British were
killed and wounded yesterday.
eral Obristian families have sought
refuge on the warships. Many corpses
are lying In the streets of Candia. In
one case, a whole family waa killed.
The Italian consulate is also reported
burned. -r - ' "-■^ipSf
I A Russian warship left the Piraeus
hurriedly for Crete today, carrying the
Russian "consul, M. Tioijanaki. *,:
A Be»ry Colored '#•««•
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. •>—***
Mary Masque, a nearess, iadead in this
city. She wa§ said to be the largest
colored woman in the world. At one
time afae F«*a*«d ore TOO• powda. and
at the time oC her death she tipped the
i beam at 660 pounds. v She waa «0 years (
of age, and her death wa» the result of
excessive aoeninmolation of adipose
WEST INDIES TRADE.
Government Alters Cuba and Porto
Washington, Sept. 9. —Some changes
in the Cuban and Porto Rican tariff
tates have been approved by the presi
dent and cabled to the United States
officers in those islands. In the former
rates on both islands the importation of
oleomargarine and etrch products was
prohibited; under the new arrange
ments it will be admitted at the same
rate as butter.
Another change was made in the ad
ministrative features of the Cuban tar
iff. There was a provision that when
goods were brought in and not entered
for duty within 90 days the officer in
cbaige could seize and dispose of them
*t public sale. Under the new provis
ions the 90 days may be extended to six
months, in the discretion of the officer
The government is doing what it can
to facilitate the operations of trade in
the Cuban and Porto Rican ports that
come into the possession of the United
States. The department has been ad
vised by representatives of large com
mercial houses in New York that
bonded warehouses aro badly needed at
Santiago, and that the absence of these
facilities is doing much to prevent com
merce from resuming on American
Acting under the advices of the sec
retary, Acting Secretary Meiklejohn
sent the following telegrams under
date of September 5:
• "Commanding General, Santiago:
You are authorized to lease a building
for the storage of imported merchandise
now entered at the custom-house upon
which duties may be paid at any time
within 90 days after importation, pro
vided in paragraph 41 customs regula
tions. Storage to be at the sole risk ol
the importers and every expense con
Will Enter the Cuban Field.
New York, Sept. 9.—Articles of in
corporation of the American Indies
Company, with a capital of $18,000.
--000, have been filed with the secretary
of state of New Jersey, at Trenton.
The incorporators are: Thomas Dolan,
P. A. B. Widdener and W. L. Elkins,
of Philadelphia; Thomas F. Ryan,
Frederick P. Olcott, Anthony M.
Brady, R. A. 8. Smith, Henry D.
MacMahon, J. N. Coballis, Guillermo
de Salde, M. P. Booth and H. Q.
Henry D. Mao Donna, secretary of
the company, said:
"The company has been organized
foi the purpose of taking advantage of
the extraordinary economic transforma
tion now at work in Cuba and Forto
Rico. It intends to renovate old en
terprises and create new ones in these
prodigously rich islands, and to that
end has secured the co-operation of
conservative men of wealth and enter
To Encourage Manila Hemp Trade.
Washington, Sept. 9.—The imposi
tion of import and export duties on
hemp brought into and exported from
Manila and from and to other ports in
the Philippines still under Spanish
control has been found to work a great
hardship to dealers and almost to ruin
business. In view of this fact, the
treasury officials have recommended to
the war department, which exercises
control over the collection of duties in
the Philippines, that on exports of
hemp the import duties bo refunded,
thus making but one duty charge.
The suggestion also has been made to
war department officials that the inter
diction which prohibited the clearance
of vessels from Manila to other ports in
the Philippines be removed. Now that
the war is over, it is felt there is no
furthei necessity for this prohibition.
PECK'S NEW PLAN.
School Superintendents to Assist in Se
curing Lafayette Monument.
Chicago, Sept. 9. —By direotion of
Commissioner-General Peck, Robert J.
Thompson, secretary of the Lafayette
monument commission, has appointed
the superintendents of eduoation of all
the states and territories upon an hon
orary advisory committee of the monu
ment association. His letter of ap
pointment in part is as follows:
"It is proposed that in raising the
Lafayette monument fund, that the
schools of America be utilized as the
agency for reaching the people and pro
em ing the contributions, and to this
end 1 urgently request that you ask, as
early as convenient, that the teachers
and officers of your schools, colleges and
universities (public and parochial),
recognize October 19, the date of the
fall of Yorktown, to which Lafayette
contributed so largely, as Lafayette day,
and thai they devote a part of the day
mentioned to a relation of the hiatorio
events pertaining to Lafayette and the
early days of the republic."
In Boston Harbor.
Boston, Sept. s.—Amid the greatest
enthusiasm from thousands, both afloat
and ashore, a fleet of nine warships.
fiesh from hard fighting in Cqba, led
by the stately Massachusetts, sailed up
the harbor this afternoon and dropped
anchor off the wharves, salutes only be
ing fired in honor of Commodore Howi
son, of tbe uavy-yard. and as Governor
Wolcott left for tbe shore. Tonight
the officers came ashore, and with Gov
ernor Wolcott and Mayor Quincy held
a well attended reception in Faneoil
hall, while the fleet, with tbe assist
ance of a lively thunder storm, lighted
up the harbor with their searchlights.
;%£l Hnng Chans Deposed. 7«:•:
Peking, Sept 9.—14 Bung Chang
has been dismissed from power. It is
presumed it was done in accordance
with the demand which it was rumored
the British minister here, Sir Claude
McDonald, was instructed to make on
acoount of the alleged general partiality
of Li Hang Chans to Russia, resulting
in Great Britain being deprived of the
contract for the Peking-Hankow rail
road, by the Rosso-Chinese bank
financial control of the load. . |
WAR AGAIN IN CRETE
Mussulmans Attack the Brit
ish at Candia.
WARSHIPS BOMBARD THE TOWN
Portion of the Place Is In Flames-
Turks Allege FaTorttlsm Was
Shown the Christians.
Candia, Island of Crete, Sept. B.—
Candia is in a state of anarchy. A col
lision between the Mussulmans, who
were demonstrating against European
control, and the British authorities,
who have been installing Christians as
revenue clerks, culminated tcyday in
bloody fighting between the Mussul
mans and the Biitish troops. Riots
took place in various parts of the city,
and many have been killed.
When the outbreak was fiercest, a
warship stationed In the harbor began
firing shells, with the result that a por
tion of the city is in flames. The
greatest confusion and uproar prevails,
and it is feared that the night will not
pass without further pillage and de
The trouble began with the attempt
of the British military authorities to
install Christian officials. They had
appointed a council of internal control
to collect the tithe revenues, and a de
taohment of soldiers was stationed out
side the office as a precaution. A
Crowd of unarmed Mussulmans at
tempted to force an entrance into the
office. The British soldiers fired and
wounded several. The Mussulmans
ran for their arms, and, returning, at
taoked the soldiers. Other Mussul
mans sDread rapidly through the Chris
tian quarter, shooting into windows
and setting many houses and shops on
It is reported that the British consul
has been killed. The Turkish gover
nor has offered to help the Biitish.
Cause of the Trouble.
London, Sept. 8. —Advices from
Canea were received this morning from
a correspondent there, who also tele
graphed that he feared for the safety of
his colleague at Candia, as he was un
able to communicate with him. The
fact that no dispatches were received
from Candia after the bombardment be
gan eeemed to indicate that the situa
tion there is serious.
It has been known that the Mussul
mans were discontented at the joint
rule of the powers in Crete. This was
largely due to the fact that they were
confined in the towns, while the Chris
tians were allowed the liberty of the
island. But the rising of the Mussul
mans was unexpected.
The Cretan fleet is under command
of the French admiral, Pottier, as the
senior officer, and consists of British,
French, Bussian, Italian and Austrian
ships, Germany recently having with
drawn from .participation in the joint
control or government of Crete. The
troops of the powers are divided among
the different towns, the British garri
soning Candia. The Mussulmans com
plain they recently consented that the
Christians should be permitted to enter
the totfn on condition that the Mussul
mans were allowed the freedom of the
country, and they further declare that
the representatives of the powers have
not fulfilled the lnttter part of the bar
gain, and that while they were confined
in the towns the Christians pillaged
their property in the country.
The British consul at Canea has
started for Candia on board the British
France Sends Reinforcements.
Canea, via Paris, Sept. B.—Four
warships have started for Candia,where
it is reported three English persons
have been killed and four wounded,
and six Mussulmans killed. Special
precautions are being taken here and at
Betimo, troops being held in readiness.
The fighting has ceased at Candia, but
the troubles continue.
Turks Fired tbe Town.
Canea, Sept. B.—The Turks set fire
to the whole town of Candia. Tbe
only warship there at the time of the
outbreak was the British gunboat Haz
ard, which landed a party of marines
to assist the 130 British troops there.
TO RANSOM CAPTIVES.
Spain Will Buy Freedom for Prisoners
Madrid, Sept. 8. —The cabinet has
authorized the foreign minister, Duke
Almodovar del Rio, to negotiate with
the Philippine insurgents to ransom
the 6,000 Spanish prisoners now in
their hands, and it has been decided to
transmit money to Manila for that
purpose, and for the relief of the Span
ish troops, which are urgently in need
of funds. Tbe minitter will ask Gen
eral Jaudenes, the commander of the
Spanish troops in the Philippine
islands, how to transmit tbe funds.
The government has also cabled to
Captain-General Macais, at San Juan
de Porto Rico, requesting him to fur
nish further details of the American
economic regime in the island of Porto
Rico. This step was taken after con
sidering his first report on the subject.
The heat of comets is said to be
2,000 times greater than red-hot iron.
Washington, Sept. B.—lt may t»
said positively now tbat Justice White,
of the United States supreme court, has
finally declined the tender of a mem
bership in the Spanish-Ameiican peace
commission. It is understood that the
vacant place on the commission has
been offered to Senator George Gray,
3f Delaware, one of the leading Demo
iratio members of the senate, and a
member of the minority of the foreign
I relations ©oramittee.
NEW BRIDGE FELL.
Forty-Four Workmen Ara Reported '
Hoganeburg, N. V., Sept. B.—-About
noon today, two spans of the interna
tional bridge of the New York & Ottawa
railroad, now under construction across
the St. Lawrence river about three
miles above St. Regis Indian village,
fell without warning, all the workmen
being thrown into the river 60 feet be
low. Thitty-three were picked up and
taken to Cornwall hospital, and 44 are
now missing. The bridge consists of
three spans, of which two were com
pleted and the third was nearly com
pleted when the south pier gave way at
its foundation, causing both spans to
fall into the water, taking their load of
human freight with them.
The scene of the accident is located
about four miles from Hogansburg,
above the St. Regis Indian reservation.
The bridge was being built across the
St. Lawrence river at the foot of Long
Saulte rapids, near Reinhardt's island.
The water at this point is known to be
as swift as in any part of the river.
The immediate cause of the disaster
and the giving way of the span of the
bridge seems to have been the washing
away of one of the large piers. The
pier in question was begun last fall,
and work was continued all winter and
finished this summer. The contract
work was in charge of Messrs. Sooy,
Smith & Co., who are well-known
bridge-buildere. The pier had been ac
cepted as perfectly reliable and safe.
It would seem that the swiftness of the
current was underestimated.
Late reports from Cornwall hospital
say that of the 33 men taken out of the
river and transferred to the hospital,
18 have since died. The latest informa
tion makes it probable that the death
list will reach 30. As far as can be
learned, 87 men were on the pay-roll,
of whom 83 reported for work this
morning. Of this list only 38 have
been accounted foi. The following is a
list of the dead made up to midnight:
W. J. Curry, Patorson, N. J.; W. J.
Jackson, Columbus, O.; Louis Raumer,
Johnstown, Pa.; R. L. Dyeart, Tyrone,
Pa.; J. D.Craig, Detroit; Pat Murphy,
Toronto; Thomas Birmingham; Dan
Hughes, Cleveland; Frank Levigne,
Ogdensburg, N. V.; W. Sherman,
Cornwall, Ont.; VV. Saundors, Balti
more; John Clause, Caugbnawega, N.
V.; H. Davis, Pittsburg; Cyril Camp
bell. Cornwall, Ont.
The seriously wounded: John Wil
son, Maiden, Mass., leg bioken; George
Bloxom, Painsville, Vt., leg fraotmed;
Mitchell Reeves. Cornwall; Andrew
Smi.th, Rochester, N. V.; W. Thomp
son, Montreal, leg broken; John Fra«er,
Quebec, leg cutoff; D. Barton, Buffalo-,
kg crushed. __v
EXTRA SESSION. *
The Oregon Legislature to Meet Sep
tember »0. •
Salem, Sept. 8. —The following proc
lamation was issued from the state ex
ecutive office today:
"State of Oregon, Exeontive Depart
ment, Sept. B,lß9B.—Whereas, matters
of vital importance to the people of the
state of Oregon seem to require the
convening of the legislative assembly
in special session;
"Now. therefore, I, William P. Lord,
by virtue of the authority in me vested
as governor of the state of Oregon, do
hereby direct the convening of the two
houses of the legislative assembly of
the state of Oregon, in special session
at the state capitol, in Salem, on Mon
day, September 26, 1898, at 10 o'clock
A. M., of which all who shall, at that
time, be entitled to net as members of
said body, are hereby required to take
"Given under my hand and the great
seal of the statejof Oregon, this Gth
day of September, A. D. 1898.
"WILLIAM P. LORD, Governor.
"Attest: H. R. KINCAID, Secre
tary of State."
A copy of the proclamation was
mailed to each member-elect of the
Good Prospects for Settlement.
St. Johns, N. P., Sept. B.—Sir James
Winter, the premier, has returned from
the Quebeo conference in order to meet
the British royal commission On the
French shore question, whose members
are expected next Sunday. Judging
from reliable reports of the premier's
woik at Quebeo, the prospects are
bright for a satisfactory arrangement of
the dispute between the United States,
Canada and Newfoundland.
Death of Correspondent Howard.
London, Sept. B.—A special dispafth
from Omdurman Bays: Hubert How
ard, the correspondent of the Times,
met his death owing to his eagerness to
get the first news of the Karl Nenfeldt
and the other European prisoners of
the khalifa. He piesaed his way'into
the city before it was safe to do so, «nd
was going all alone along a narrow
alley, leading to tha prison, when be
was attacked and killed.
' ' Spread of Yellow Fever. ;_>;;' i
P Washington, Sept. B.—A report re
ceived at the ! marine hospital service
from Surgeon Barter : BJiows^thkt'tbe'
total number of yellow .fever cases
which have . made: their appearance at
Or wood. MiM., is 85. but up to this
time tbere have been no deatha The
disease has been traced, according
to Surgeon Harter, from Orwood to
Taylor, a small town on the Illinois
Central, where five cases were reported
July ■;•-•:-■:•- '••-;•;: :
San Francisco, Sept. B.—A letter to
Hie Call, dated Behriog Straits, Job*
27. states that the bark Northern Light,
Captain Wbitesides, from San ftan
ciaco for Kotzebne, haearrived safely in
port with her crew and 152 passengers,
after a voyage daring which was discov
eied that four large anger holes bad
been bored fai her bow.. It was found
that the vessel was leaking badly, and
bat for tlie timely discovery of the
suise she would have gone to the bot
PBICE 5 CENTS.
DEATH RODE THE RAIL
Appalling Disaster at Cohoes,
TRAIN STRIKES A TROLLEY CAR
■ Blght««n Passengers - Killed - and * More
- ■ Will Die— Happy Plekniokers Sud
: denly Hurled Into KtornltY*
Cohoes, N. V., Sept. 7.—An appall
injf disaster occurred )in • this oitj to- C
night. Shortly boforo 8 o'clock a rol- H
ley-oar of the Troy City Railway Com- ;
pany was struck by ; the night-boat.
special of the Delaware & Hudson at a
crossing at the west end of the Iludson r
river bridge, which connects : the oity
with Lansingburg, and its load Zof ':;*:
human freight was hurled into the air.
Eighteen of the 85 passengers are dead,
and at least 10 of the remainder will v■■
The oars entering the oity from Lan
singburg were crowded with passengers
from a picnic at Rennsaelaer's Park, a
pleasure resort near Troy. It was cat
No. 192 of the Troy City railway that
met with disaster. It came over the
bridge about 7:30 o'clock laden with a
merry party of people, fresh from the
enjoyment of the day.
The crossing where tbe accident oc
curred is at a grade. Four tracks of
the Delaware & Hudson River railroad,
which runs noith and south at this
point, cross the two tracks of the trol
ley road. It was the hour when the
New York boat special, a train which
runs south and connects with the New
York city boat at Albany, wns due to
pass that point. Traoks of the street
lines run |t a grade from tbe bridge to
the point where tbe disaster took place.
In consequence of this fact, and a fre
quent passage of trains, it has been the
rule for each motor-car conductor to
stop his car and go forward to observe
the railroad tracks and signal his car to
proceed if no trains are in sight. It
cannot be ascertained whether that rule
was complied with on this occasion, for
all events prior to the crash are foigot
ten by those who were involved. g
The motoi car was struck directly in
the oenter by the engine of the train,
which was going at a high rate of
speed. The accident came without the
slightest warning. The car was npon
the tracks before the train loomed in
eight, and no power on eaith could have
saved it The motoiman evidently saw
the train approaching as be reached
the track, and opened his controller,
but in vain. With a crash that was
heard for blocks the engine struck into
the lighter vehicle. The effect was
horrible. The motor oai parted in two,
both sections being burled into tbe air
in splinters. The mass of humanity,
for the oar was crowded to overflowing,
was torn and mangled. Those in the
front of the car met with the worst
fate. The force of the collision was
there experienced to tbe greatest de
gree, and every human being in that
section was-killed. The scene was hor
rible. Bodies bad been hurled into
the air, and their headless and limbless
trunks were found, in some caaea, 50
feet from the crossing.
The pilot of the engine was smashed,
and amid its wreckage were the maimed
corpses of two women. The passengers
of the train suffered no injury, except
a shock. The majority of the passen
gers on the trolley-car were young
people. They included many women.
The train of the D. & H. R. R. acci
dent proceeded to Troy. The enigneer
stated that he did not see the car until
he was upon it. He tried to prevent
his train from striking the ear, but his
efforts were fruitless. His train was
going at a very high rate of speed at the
time. He was some minutes late, and
was trying to make up lost time. In
consequence of the caution taken by
the*trolley road to ascertain if the
tracks were dear at this crossing, the
engineers of trains have always felt
safe in running by at a high rate of
The engineer says that the flrat he
knew that the cai was coming was when
it hove in sight at the corner of the
street, at which the crossing is situated.
He was but a short distance from the
car at the time. It was utterly impos
sible to bring the train to a standstill.
He thinks that the motorman, when he
saw the train was upon him, tried to
get beyond the danger line. The grade
of this crossing and the speed at which
his car was going also made it imposei
ble for him to stop before reaching the
tracks. It was the front end of his oar
that war caught and clashed, and he
was killed outright.
The following bodies were identified:
Archie Campeau, James Temple, Ed
ward Barney, Mrs. John Craven, Miss
Kittie Craven, Mrs. John W. Sutcliffe,
Joseph i Sense, Nellie Swett, Ift years of
age, Mrs. Eliza McElroy, Mrs. James
Taylor, Miss Winnie Craven, James
Lines, Mrs. Ellen Scaw and John Tim- ::
ins. !..> •; .-.. , . ;;
&^J I Drowned In liitk* Krle.
Buffalo, N. V., Sept 7.—Frank and
John Mane, 16 and gIT years old, re
spectively, and r Geo. Grass, 14 years
old, were drowned while bathing in
Lake Erie. There was a > heavy sea on
and the boys were caught by a receding
wave and carried into deep water.
Wind and Hail.
lowa City. la., Sept. 7.—A severe
Wind and hail storm caused, damage to
the amount of $50,000 In an area three
miles* wide and IS miles long, six miles
north of here. The hail was exceeding
ly heavy and many persons were in
jured. Many small buildings were
; wrecked, and the corn crop was com
pletel/ destroyed in the region of the
storm. ■ ' —~ :.'l*yßß
' The cell* oompotiDg ■, the epidermia.'
axe 1-160P of an inch in diaasetar.