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A FATAL SKOWSLIDE
ONE HEN KILLID AND PROPERTY
DESTROYED NEAR OURAY, COL
Camp Bird Mining Company ,Atti De
stroyed .-nd Loss Will Be Over $500,
--000—Tao Men Injured and Second
Slide O' curred in Evening, Making
a Clean Sweep.
Pueblo. Col., March 19.—A special
to the Chieftain from Ouray says:
A snowslide at I o'clock Sunday
morning killed one man, injured two
and damaged property belonging tv
the Camp Bird Mining company to the
extent of 1600,000. William Cressey
was caught in the slide and instantly
killed, and William Albright and a man
by the name of Stiekney we.'c injured,
but not seriously. The Camp Bird mill,
which had recently been installed Ht
a cost of over $4iM),000; the FMding
room of the mill and 14 strands of
tramway were carried down with the
In the evening a second snowalidc
occurred, which carried away the nr
gle station, the shed building of the
Camp Hinl dump, the blacksmith shop,
storeroom where all the provision.?
ware kept :\nd iwo miles of the cam;)
The destruction of the provision
house cuts off the food supply. The
250 men employed in the mine, fearing
other slides might come, have taken
refuge In the tunnel. Preparations are
being made to rescue the men or get
provisions to them before the snow
makes it impossible to reach them.
In addition to those mentioned
above, slides have run among the
mountains around Ouray. The lines
of communication have boon interrupt
ed to tlie following mines:
The Bankers' National, employing 80
men; the Revenue, employing 200
men; the Atlas, employing It! men:
the Camp Bird, employing 260 men,
and the San Pedro, employing LBO
During the afternoon a slide took
out the power line of the Animaa Min
ing company Later a second slide
took three quarters of a mile of the
Tellurlde power plant, which furnishes
power to the Revenue, Ban Pedro and
The Camp Bird clubhouse was one
of the litiest ever buill for B similar
purpose. Camp Bird is the mine sold
by Thomas Walsh, the millionaire mine
owner, several years ago. to an EDng
Six hundred minors employed in the
various mines within a radius of B0
miles from Ouray have Detn out oft 1
from all cummunioation with the out-
Bide, and it is knowu that some lives
have beeu lost. As many as 2f> mines
are completely isolated.
The body of William J. Cressey, the
Englishman who lost his life iv the
slide at the Camp Bird mill, has been
It is feared that as many as 20 men
have lost their lives in the slide, but
the exact number will not be known
for days. The damage may reach $1,
--000,000. It in said there is til) feet of
snow at the higb tower of the trmnway
of the Camp Bird.uud the snow is deep
all along the route of the tramway.
In the Imogene basin the snow is 150
to 800 feet deep. This will prevent
work OS the rei-onstructtinu of the
tramway for several weeks. Machinery
for rebuilding the mill hik! material*
for tin- buildings can not be taken up
during the present condition of the
Denver, Col., March 20.—8y the lons
of 12 lives in a snow slide near Silver
ton, the death list resulting from the
great storm of last week in the San
Juan mining district has been increas
ed to at loast 15.
At Silverton.at the camp Bird mine,
a few miles from Ouray, and at ooal
Basin, on the western slope, hunderds
of miners, their wives and their child
ren are facing starvation.
Mills and other mining property es
timated to be worth $1,000,000, have
been swept to destruction iv deep
Cattle on a thousand hills are reduc
ed to skin and bones. Railroad traffic
is paralyzed and telephonic and tele
graphic communication is interrupted
over at least half the state.
For Jap Sufferers.
The state department has receive.]
from the Christian Herald, through
the Red Cross, and forwarded to the
American embassy at Tokio. $50,000
for the relief of Japanese famine suf
ferers. This is a total of $SO,OOO
which the Christian Herald has for
warded to the department for this
Expels Royal Arcanum Man.
Rome, N. V— Prank Z. Wilcox, a
member of the Royal Arcanum, and
leader of the opposition to the in
crease of rates, has been found guilty
of charges of alleged improper con
duct, and has been expelled from the
Harerhill, Maas., March 20. — Fir.
in the Harerhill Mauual Training
school and high schools' annex imper
iled more than 160 boys and girls, but
ainly because of the coolness and gen
eralship of the teachers no lives were
Muggins—What did you lose in the
poker game last night?
Bugglns—Three dollars and ftre
friends.— i niladelphla Record.
FEDERATIONISTS GET SYMPATHY
Labor Men of Three Cities Have Faith
in Idaho Suspects.
Resolutions condemning the meth
ods of the prosecution of Moyer, Hay
wood and I'ettibone, and of the gover
nor of Idaho for alleged conspiracy to
deprive the- defendants of their con
stitutional rights, were adopted at two
hugely attended meetings held in Salt
I ;ike last Sunday.
The socialists of St. Louis held a
meeting and were addressed by A. M.
Simmons and L. Beckon of Chicago on
fbe subject of the Colorado miners'
situation. A resolution was adopted
i s follows:
"We pledge our moral and financial
support to our persecuted brothers in
t!i« Kocky mountains, and that
si.all do all In our power to insure
mem a fair (rial, so that *.hey may
;>rove their innocence and show to the
world that the source of ~rime is to
lie to; rd in the general office*, of the
corporation of Colorado."
A i(Election was taken iip at the
close of the meeting to be !orwarlcd
At a mass meeting of working men
of Washington, at which m"m "if the
unions were represented resolutions
were adopted protesting agunst the
unwarranted arrest" of Moyer, Hay
wood and Pottibone of the Western
!•*'•(l< ration of Miners in Idaho. The
resolutions assert the conspiracy
ciAtfc; : st^inst the men as 't.'U'npod
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Henry Hendy and Andrew Wester
hall, employes of the Minnie Moore
mine at Belleue, Idaho, were killed re-
cently by a onvein and Henry Wester
hall seriously injured.
John Peterson, custodian of the John
O'Brien Lumber mill payroll, who was
held up recently near Somers, Mont.,
has been lodged in jail on account of
suspicious circumstances. The theory
is that he stood in with the play.
Former congressman S. C. Hyde of
Spokane will surrender his position us
superintendent of the Washington state
soldiers' home at Ortlng (in April 1.
His successor will be W. L. Ames of
All of the packers who were indicted
by the federal gamd jury last summer
at Chicago upon charges «>f being in
onspixaoy in restraint of trade and
commerce have been granted immunity
from criminal prosecution under the
indictment. While the individuals are
to go free, the indictments found
Bglinst the corporations,of which some
of the indicted individuals are mem
bers and others are employes, are to
staud. A decision to the above effect
has been handed down by Judge J, ().
Humphrey in the Illinois district court.
A savage attempt was made last
Wednesday upon the life of Sheriff
Sutherland at Wallace, Idaho, by Wil
liam Hanna, whom the officer had cal
led to serve a writ for the restitution
of the property occupied by him. As
a result of the fierce encounter the
sheriff is wearing bandages on his neck
and on his hands, the neck wound be
ing caused by a bullet from Hauua's
.W caliber revolver. He is not serious
The people of Chicago were much
agitated the other day by a London ca
ble announcing that railroads in Eng
land would put on smoking cars for
women. Club women as a rule became
purple as they considered the prepos
terous proposition and declined to take
it seriously. They all agree that no
Aniericau women would dare smoke in
"Billy" Bliston, of Dillon, Mont.,
committed suicide recently by submer
ging his head in a basin full of water
and holding it there until life was ex
tinct. The body was found with the
rigiit hand tightly gripping the edge of
the basin, slightly tilting the bowl so
as to completely cover the face with
water. Apparently the deceased had
not '.iHiie a move after placiing his
head in the water.
Moscow. Russia, March 22. — The
Credit Mutual,one of the largest banks
in Moscow, was mysteriously robbed
by masked men at dusk, the robbers se
curing *433,500. It was an unusually
daring job. The facts already devel
oped raise the question whether the
robbery was committed by or under the
direction of some one at present or
previously employed in the instution.
ALL TO SUFFRAGIST CAUSE
Estate of Susan B. Anthony is Worth
Rochester—The will of Susan
I! Anthony was offered for probate
Saturday. The estate amounts to $10,
--009, all of which ia left to the woman
suffrage cause. Rev. Dr. Anna Shaw,
of Philadelphia, and Lucy E. Anthony,
of Philadelphia, and Mary S. Anthony,
of tin* city are named as the trustees.
The Anthony homestead is in Mary
Anthonys name. By the terms of
'he will Mary Anthony will not receive
anything from her sister"s estate.
Modern Young Loch invars.
A special from Morenci, Arizona,
stains that at a ball, given by the
Azurites, a prominent social organiza
tion, three masked men entered the
ballroom and kidnaped a young lady
and "shot up" the dance hall. When
pursued by a posse, the desperadoes
dropped the young lady and escaped
Into the hills.
Girls who wear out their beaux are
never short of ribbons.
NEWS OF THE WORLD
SHORT TELEGRAPH ITEMS FROM
ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE.
A Review of Happenings In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Speaker Cannon Saturday gave a
Ann Arbor.—Prof. A. P. Pattengill
of the University of Michigan, is dead.
Starvation has forced blacks in the
northeastern Australian gold fields to
The average low temperature for
iVebraska Saturday night was seven
decrees below zero.
Plague is prevalent at Nouemea,
French New Caledonia. A number of
deaths have occurred.
The Dresses Machine Tool com
pany's plant of Cincinnati, burned re
cently. Loss $100,000.
Lyrnan J. Gage, former secretary of
the treasury, has decided to resign as
president of the United States Trust
Martha Wolfenstein, authoress, the
daughter of Dr. S. Wolfenstein, died
recently at the home of her father in
Dr. Y. G. Allen, 46 years old, a mis
sionary to China, called upon the pres
ident recently and urged relaxation of
the exclusion law.
Uniontown, Pa.—Mrs. Mary McKit
trick, believed to be the oldest per
son in western Pennsylvania, Saturday
celebrated her 108 th birthday.
dinner to the Gridiron dub, the fa
mous organization of Washington cor
respondents, whose guest he had been
00 many occasions during the past 22
St. Petersburg.—There is already
evidence thai only a check and not a
lefeat has been administered to the re
actionists who arc conducting the an
Non-negotiable bonds and mortgage
notes worth $30,000 were stolen re
cently by rubbers, who blew open the
safe, in the office of Frank Troost, a
monument maker of Chicago.
Professor II \V. Smith of the Eng
lish department of the Spokane high
Bchool has resigned his position and
has gone to Butte, where he has been
fleeted lo the principalship of a gram
One man was killed and three oth
ers were injured, one of them perhaps
fatally, (luring a tight in the saloon
of Henry Dusing at Lakeview, near
Chicago, The dead man is William
No matter what the results of the
troubles in Russia—no matter whether
the first experiment into the realms of
a parliamentary government is or Is
not ii success, the czar himself is age
The United Mine Workers' conven
tion this morning voted $6000 and as
much more as necessary to defend the
western miners arrested and charged
with the murder of ex-Governor Steu
nenberg of Idaho.
Berlin. —The police have just dis
covered that a married couple by the
name of Schmolz, living at Gelsenkir
chen, have since their marriage, in
1897, killed seven out of the eight
children born to them.
Charles H. Travers and 0. C. Lillie
pleaded guilty to misapplication of the
funds of the First National bank of
Conneaut, Ohio, and were sentenced to
six years Imprisonment. The bank
Called as a result of their crimes.
The finding of the Canadian com
missioners who investigated the Va
lencia disaster is ready and will be
presented during this week. It is
stated to find the wreck due to error
of judgment on the part of Captain
The president has announced the
reappointment of Rear Admiral Endi
cott, chief of the bureau of docks and
yards in the navy department. Ad
miral Kndlcott will continue as a mem
ber of the isthmian canal commission.
He will be placed on the retired list
Columbus. —The American Express
company has brought suit against G.
K. eletcher, who is serving a six years
sentence in the state prison for ar
son, for $4,311. It is charged that
I.' 'cher was the agent of the com
pany at Fayette .Ohio, 20 years ago,
and burned the office.
Judge Dillon of Columbus. Ohio, has
■I'iiienced Frankie McHugh. formerly
featherweight champion of Ohio, to
four years in the penitentiary for
knocking down W. A. Watkins of
Pittsburg in the street and robbing
him of 11300. McHugh was assisted
by four other men. who received like
Burglars recently committed a dar
ing crime at Longbeach, Cal., money
md drafts to the amount of $3000
being stolen from a room in the Park
hotel. Only a few minutes elapsed
before the robbery was discovered,
hut the thief had made good his es
cape. The money and the drafts were
'he property of Mrs. M. King, of Mon
Confirmed Ethel Roosevelt.
President Roosevelt's second daugh
ter, Miss Kthel; Secretary Taft's
daughter. Miss Helen, and a daughter
of General A. W. Greely of the army
were among a class of 25 young people
confirmed at St. John Episcopal church
Sunday afternoon at Washington.
To Cremate Mosfs Body.
Cincinnati.—The body of Herr Jo
hann Most, the anarchist, will be cre
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Robert E. Stiahorn, promoter of the
North Coast railway, has arranged to
purchase the right of way, the grade
and the equipment of the Spokane-Col
nmwia River and Navigation company
for $80,000, bo it was authoritatively
declare Monday. The Spokane-Colum-
bia River road planned to bnild a line
from Ringold bar on the Columbia
river through Council and Berry City
Representative Jones of the state of
Washington has introduced a bill em
powering the reclamation service to
condemn, if necessary, certain lands in
Okanogan county, Washington, for a
reservoir site in connection with the
Okanogan irrigation project.
Representative French of Idaho has
introduced a bill authorizing the Mil
waukee railway to construct a bridge
across the Snake river at Lewiston,.
Judge Fookes at Felix Swan's ranch,
three miles across the river from Pros
ser, Wash., was accidently shot in the
knee by a shotgun in the hands of Ste
wart Seals. He died from the shook a
few hours later. Mr. Fookes was 27
Advices from Taihokn (orpital of
Formosa) state that the earthquake on
that island was more serious than at
first supposed. In the prefecture of
Kagi alone 1400 houses were oompletly
destroyed, 1014 persons being killed
and 695 injured.
That high prices for meat in Germ
any have driven some of the kaiser's
pbeople to eating dogs and cats as well
enormous quantities of horse flesh is
the startling revelation of Prussiau
slaughter house statistics recently pub
lished. Last year 97,00') horses and
1072 dogs were butchered for consump
The Cuban presidential electors for
mally met last Monday and nauimously
elected Toman Estrada Palina president
of the republic.
liOtfN IN ARIZONA
Bisbee, Ariz., March 91.—L. ,T. Sim
pkins, arrested at Naco on information
received from the detective agency for
oomplicity in the murder of former
Governor Frank ,T. Steuuenberg of Ida
ho, has broke down and confessed he
was in Oaldwell at the tine, but denies
anyy complicity. SSinipkins was a
member of the executive committee of
the Western Federation of Miners.
Charles Comniersford, arrested here
a few days ago for holding up a saloon,
confessed that he was iv the gang, and
that himpkins was also. Commersford
went insane yesterday and tried to
commit suicide, stating he would hang
for tlie murder of yteunenberg if Sim
pkins was caught.
During the agitation here a week
ago, when the camp was in an uproar
over the union, Comniersford nad a
conference with Clark of the Western
Federation of Miners, and together
they sent the man believed to be Siinp
kifcfl over the hue into Moxcio. bimp
kins tallies exactly with description
given by the detective agency. There
is no question among the officers but
Simpkins is the right man. Commeis
ford arrived here from Cripple Creek
two months ago.
Governor Goodiug of Idaho has in
creased to $2000 the amount of the re
ward tor the arrest of L. ,T. Sim ok ins.
The prisoner sup posed to be Simpkins
was taken to Tombstone, Ariz. The
officers think the prisoner is not Sim
pkins, but believe he is wanted in con
nection with the dynamiting ot the In
dependentce depot at Victor, Col. The
man under arrest giv</.-> nits name Tom
John IX Rockefeller, for four months
a fugitive from process servers, has
been located in his home at Lake
wood, N. J. He was in conference to
day with his personal counsel, S. C.
T. Dodd, former general counsel for
the Standard Oil Company.
Dodd came to Lake wood yesterday
and at once went to the Rockefeller
house. He spent the afternoon there
and was again in consultation with
Mr. Rockefeller today. It is understood
the conference referred to the hear
ing in the suits brought against the
Standard Oil company by the state of
Missouri, which will be resumed in
five days. Mr. Rockefeller is practi
cally a prisoner in his home. His es-
Utt<- is patrolled night and day by
armed guards, who have orders to
slu.oi any on>> found on the grounds
Searchlights mounted on a tower
■weep the place all night. One reason
Mtlcaed for such extraordinary pre
cautions is that the richest man in
the world is in constant dread of kid
napers; lie fears he will be taken cap
tive for ransom. Mr. Rockefeller has
resigned his office as trustee in the
Fifth Avenue Baptist church. The
reason given is poor health.
Found Dead in Bed.
Kansas City.—William B. Ryder, ac
tive in Missouri politics since the
Civil war, was found dead in a room
ing house in Walnut street here. He
had been ill for many years. When
found he evidently had been dead for
several hours The body at first was
identified. Ryder was the author of
the Missouri law imposing tax on beer
and had declared he was the original
expounder of the eight hour law.
Welcome Snow in Kansas.
Topeka. Kan., March 20.—The storm
in Kansas Sunday has been general
throughout the state, the depth of
snow fall varying from four to six
RESULT OF TERRIBLE WRECK
NEAR PUEBLO, COLORADO.
Employee forgot to deliver an order
and two passenger trains came to
gether during a blinding storm—
Wrecked trains soon was ablaze and
passengers burned alive.
In a blinding storm which made it
almost impossible for the trainmen to
see ahead, two passenger trains col
lided headon at a point on the DeDver
& Rio Grande road midway between
Portland and Adobe, 25 miles west of
Pueblo, Friday morning. Immediately
following the collision several of the
cars burst into flames and were con
sumed, a number of the passengers
burned to death. Over 30 others
were injured, but of these none were
The wreck was accompanied with
horrors exceeded only by the Eden dis
aster, which occurred August 7, 1904,
on the line of the same railroad. The
trains were the Utah-California ex
press No. 3, westbound from Denver,
and the Colorado-New Mexico express
No. 16, eastbound from Leadville and
Grand Junction. They met on a sharp
curve. They were less than 200 yards
apart when the engineers discovered
that a collision was imminent.
The cause of the wreck is attributed
to the failure of an employe to de
liver an order which changed the meet
ing place of the two trains.
While tli«' exact number of lives lost
in the Adobe wreck will never be
known, it will undoubtedly take rank
among the great disasters in the his
tory of railroading.
In other wrecks there has been
greater loss of life, but none has been
productive of greater horrors.
Conservative estimates on the loss
of life place the number of dead at 3(i.
Seventeen charred, mangled and un
recognizable budies lie in me Pueblo
morgue, .tv.-o others are in the morgue
at Florence, several other persons are
known to be dead and possibly a score
of bodies were burned to ashes.
There was not a single entire body
recovered from the wreckage, with the
exception of the enginemen, who, al
though horribly mangled, had not been
reached by the fierce Barnes which
swept through the wreckage.
Mils of charred flesh and piles of
bones were all that indicated that a
holocaust had occurred, but trained
eyes picked out the pelvic bones from
tiie charred masses, and from these it
was seen that, so far as the search
had progressed, no less than' 36 human
beings had perished.
List of Dead.
Following is a partial Let of those
who perished in the wreck:
William Ilollis, engineer No. 16.
Walter Coslett, engineer No. 3,
H. I). Sudduth, fireman No. jfi.
Edward E. Baird, deputy sheriff,
Archibald Whitney, prisoner, on the
way to the penitentiary at Canon City,
in charge of Baird, Denver.
Mrs. William Burnside, daughter
and (laughter's child, all of Kansas,
town not learned.
A. N. Harklo, Salida.
Aeneas MePharland, express mes-
Taylor Hewitt, Lebo, Kan.
Mrs. Lillian, Lebo, Kan.
Pearl Hewitt, 15 years of age, Lebo,
Mrs. Catherine Hewitt and baby boy,
Mrs. Wlnona Hewitt, Lebo, Kan.
Ed Cowley, Lebo, Kan.
Fred ones, Lebo, Kan.
Mrs. Ed Cowley, I^ebo, Kan.
Fred Cooley, Denver.
Patrick Murphy, Florence, Col.
Ray Field, aged 10, Keystone, Wyo.
Mrs. Belle Webb, Keystone, Wyo.
Mrs. Grace Cowley's child.
"Missing After the Adobe Wreck."
will be the only epitaph of the other
The police of Denver have been ask
td by the sheriff of Fremont county to
k.cate Frank Lively, the Denver & Rio
Grande telegraph operator, at Swallow,
to whom negligence is attributed.
Kills Man Who Crosses Love.
Lancaster, Pa.. March 20. —Frank
Meissenger, 47 years old, of Columbia,
was shot and instantly killed on the
threshold of his home Sunday by Clay
ton Christy, 24 years old. of the same
place The latter was arrested and
lodged in jail here Christy was in
love with Miss Rachael Findley and
charged Meissenger with attempting
to prejudice the woman against his
plea of marriage.
He Wants Enemies' Testimony.
St. Petersburg. — The evidence
taken in the course of the Investiga
tion into the surrender of Port Arthur,
which will probably drag on for six
weeks later, will heavily damage the
reputation of General Stoessel, who
is now demanding that General Nogi
and other Japanese commanders be
summoned as witnesses to testify to
the character of the defense.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 20.—Presi
dent John Mitchell of the United Mine
workers of America has mailed to
George F. Baer, chairman of the an
thracite coal operators committee, his
reply to the committee's communica
tion rejecting the demands of the min
Russia Preparing fop Trouble— R ai |.
St. Petersburg.—Disaffection amon*
the populace is on the increase and th
authorities are actively preparing for
another uprising, which is expected to
rival in violence that of last Novem
her. Minister Durnovo, with the co
operation of the war office, is actively
engaged in strengthening all garrisoni
at every point where socialistic and
terrorist organizations are known to
Maxim guns and ammunition i n
large quantities are being shipped to
points where the uprising is expected
to be fiercest, and at Warsaw, Moscow
Odessa, this city and • other places
where past experience has shown It j,
a difficult task to maintain order.
Armed automobiles, recently pur .
chased in Paris, are being placed in
charge of soldiers, who are being
thoroughly instructed in their opera
tion. These vehicles of death are ex
pected to prove potent instruments in
putting down street demonstrations, as
the troops in tliem will be free from
attack at the hands of mobs, while
from behind their shelter machine
guns ran be operated in most telling
Fresh detachments of Cossacks have
been detailed to all railway lines to
patrol them and maintain order and
prevent any interference with the
€>peration of trains. Black sea sailors
are unmistakably preparing for a re
volt, and it is reported a plot has been
discovered of widespread proportion*
to seize fortresses and vessels.
FROM EACH MAN, $10,000
New York Life Trustees Must Make
The New York World says: It is
agreed that the trustees of the New
York Life Insurance company who
were members of the finance commit
tee during the presidential campaigns
of 1S!I»;, L9OO and 11)04, and were cog
nizant of the political business of the
New York Life should reimburse the
company to the extent of $148,000.
This is the total of the political con
tributions made by the company. Each
trustee will go into his own private
funds to make the payment In all
there are L 6 trustees involved and un
der the agreement each man will have
t<> contribute a trifle less than $io,nnn.
It was originally the plan lo hold
the estate of John A. McCall responsi
ble for all of the political contributions
and to bring legal actions against it
to obtain reimbursements. Abandon
ment of this plan is involved in the de
cision reached at yesterday's confer
MEET PRESIDENT 1
President Roosevelt last Wednesday
received a large body of representatives
of organized labor at the White House
and talked to them about their urgent
request for the enactment of laDor
measures now pending before congress.
Samuel (lompers, president, and
Frank Morrison, secretary of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, headed the
delegaton, whiioh consisted of about
100 members of the executive council
of the American Federation of Labor
and officials of the organization which
comprise the federation.
Practically all of the important labor
organizations of the country were rep
Secretary Morrison read to the presi
dent a memorial of the executive coun
cil of the American Federation of
Labor urging action on the various de
mands for legislation being made by or
tranized labor interests of *he country.
The memorial dwelt particularly '. on
the nine hour law and its enforcement
on goernment works, including the
Panama canal, and the immigration
laws, especially the Chinese exclusion
President Uompers and James Dun
can of yuincy, Mass., first vice presi
dent of the federation, followed with
brief addresses on the lines of the mem
orial. Presiednt Roosevelt, after lis
tening to the statements, replied in an
Michigan Town Burned.
The business portion of the village
of Justin, OsceoU county, Michigan,
was destroyed by fire recently
The fire started in the Hotel Cosmo
politan. Ten guests escaped in night
Four were burned to death.
Gen. Thayer Is Very Low.
Brigadier General John M. Thayer
is very low at his home in Lincoln,
Neb. Because of his age, 86 years, his
physicians say he cannot survive.
General Thayer at different times
was United States senator from N»
Kills Man Who Insults Her.
Kansas City, March 20.—Mrs. Id»
Donielson, while entertaining a party
of friends at dinner Sunday, became
enraged at a remark of E. C. Harris,
a painter, one of the guests, and shot
and killed him.
A severe earthquake occurred *l
Kagi. Formosa, Saturday. Hundreds
of buildings were destroyed and manf
hundreds of people were killed.
Paymaster Ash Dead.
The navy department has receive" 5
news of the death at Guantan&nio,
Cuba, of Paymaster Howard P. ABh#