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CITIES ARE RUINED
MOUNT VESUVIUS SHOOTS OUT A
RIVER OF LAVA.
Molten Metal Coming Down the Moun
tain Sides Causes Grand Sight and
Makes the Earth Tremble—Sulphur
Smoke hovers Over Valleys—Thous
ands of Homes Swept Away.
Naples—Mount Wsuvius is a colos
sal brazier and the town of Boseotreze,
on its KMth«n declivity, has beon
transformed into a gray island of ruin
by the ashes Irom the crater of the
volcano Torrents of liquid fire, re
sembling, in the distance, serpents
with glowing yellow and black scales,
are coursing in all directions, amid
rumblings, detonations and earth trem
blings', while a pall of sulphurous
cmoke that hovers over all makes
The streams of lava are resistless.
They snap like pipestems the trunks
of chestnut trees hundreds of years
old and blight with their torrid breath
the btoOOM on the pq>Ch trees before
the trees themselves have been reach
ed The molten streams do not spin
the In.niis of the peasants, and when
these have been razed they dash into
the wells, as though seeking to slake
their thirst, and. after filling them,
continue their course down the moun
Everywhere in the vicinity of the
volcano pitiful scenes are witnessed —
women tearing their hair in their
Krief and old men crying aloud at the
loss of their beloved homesteads.
Artillery carls have been sent to the
assistance of the fleeing peasants and
tho duke of Ao.sta, Cardinal Qulseppe
PrtscO and all the authorities, despite
the rain, went to the portions of the
country most threatened.
Duke of Aosta Works Hard.
The duke of Aosta was especially
active. m<' explained what means he
ttought best, to save the lives and
prop.] i) and bad the engineers and
soldiers erect parapets and dig trench
es in order to change the course of the
lava streams and at times gave an
example < ( his energy by working him
self. Cardinal PrISCO distributed the
aecesariea of life to the people and
even went so far as to give many the
rin^s he wore on his fingers, Repeat
edly he exclaimed to the frightened
peasants: "Pray, my children; you
may be sure God will not desert you."
The statue of St. Anne, which was
taken to the mountainside to confront
the lava, is frequently moved back
ward an the tide advances
Siguor Matteneei, director of the ob
servatory on V suvius. still continues
to occupy a most dangerous position.
With him is an American engineer
New craters have opened a 1 differ
ent points on tin- mountain, but il is
Impossible to ascertain their number
or where they are situated.
There have been no fatalities at
Boscotreze or elsewhere as a result
of the eruption. The flow of lava was
stationary at 10 o'clock Sunday night.
The duke id' Aosta visited Boscotrese
King and Pope May Visit Scene.
It is asserted at Rome thai King
Victor Kiainaiiuei, who was born at
Naples, spent his youth there and as
crown prince Of Italy bore the title of
prince of Naples, has expressed his
intention o< visiting the afflicted dis
tricts on Mount Vesuvius
According to other rumors, which it
has been impossible to verify, Pope
Plus is also desirous of takinu; this
time as an opportune one to break ins
voluntary imprisonment at the Vatican
and go among the sufferers.
The hope that Mouni VesUVloilß was
becoming calm was dissipated Sunday
when the volcano became more active
than ever Tin- panic has spread to
Naii! Two strong earthquake
■hocks which shattered windows and
cracked the walls of buildings were
experienced. The entire population
rushed ti> the streets In terror.
No trace remains of Boscotreze
whore B I. v. days ;;ko [0,000 pel
lived; aiKl ToTee Annun/.iata, . n the
shore of the Gulf of Naples, is almost
surrounded by the invading lava and
has been evacuated by Its 30,000 in
habitants The people were brought
to Naples by trains, street cars, milk
carts and tram ships.
The police and carblneera are Kuard
ing the abandoned houses, and several
members of the government also are
A telegram received from the mayor
of San Sebastiano, a village near the
observatory on the northwest declivity
of Vesuvius, Kays ihat lava is ap
proaching rapidly aud that the people
are terror stricken. They haw 1,, , v
for some nights without sleep, he says,
and are destitute and beg that assist
ance be given them.
The work of succor is hampered, ow
ing to thte delays to the railway serv
ice, which is interrupted by red hot
atones, thrown to a height of 3000 feet
falling on the tracks.
As yet it is impossible to count the
craters that have opened and from
which streams of lava have lood«d
the beautiful, prosperous, and ha"ppy
land lying on the southeast shore of
the Gulf of Naples.
The atmosphere is heavily charged
with electricity, and at times the
flashes of lightning are blinding
Desolation at Naples
The City of Naples bears an aspect
of desolation, everything being cover
ed with ashes from the volcano.
The lava destroyed a few houses In
the suburb of Torre Annunciata, and
also the cemetery there. Then., for
tunately, the flow ceased, as it did also
at Torre del Greco.
At Pompeii the rivers of lava are
Incandescent matter has set flre
to the village of San Ouiseppe.
Naples—Reports of fatalities oonse
qnent npon the eruption of Mount
Vesuvius are coming in. According
to inforamtion received late MondHy
night, probably as many as 500 lives
were lost. It is said that many more
than 500 persons perished in the dis
trict of San Guiseppo, where, from the
ruins of a church which collapsed ow
ing to the weight of ashes on the raof,
49 corpes were extricated, and it is as
serted that at Sorreino,27 persons were
killed by falling houses. A railway
train from San Guiseppe to Naples was
derailed owing to stones on the track.
The sea is greatly agitated. The
sky has cleared, but heavy clouds hang
over the east, threatening a further
downpour. The streams of lava are
almost stationary. Troops are erecting
barricades in the direction of Pompeii
to prevent further danger in that quar
Naples, April 12.—The loss to prop
erty by the volcanic outbreak is esti
nitaed at 120,000,000, and it is an
nounced that 50,000 persons have been
The morning opened with the air op
pressive and yellow with ashes from
Vesuvius, causing a feeling of appre
(tension regarding what the future may
hold in. store for this city and its vicin
The volcano was completely hidden
in a dense mass of cinder laden smoke,
the only other signs of aotivity being
feqnent and very severe detonations
ard deep rumblings.
From all quarters come reports of the
accumulation of ashes.the flight of ter
ror srioken inhabitants of towns and
villages, the collapse of buildings, the
insufficiencies of the reilef measures,
hunger and discouragement.
Conditions in the section affeoted by
the eruption of Mouut Vesuvius are
groatl ameliorated. The fall of vol
t-auic ashes has diminished, and the
scientists express the opinion that the
volcam Han spent its force. All the
papers are ndvisitinn tue public to be
calm, pointing out the improved condi
tion of alFiiiis. The papers also eulo
gize Director Mntpuooi for his cournge
in returning to the ruined observator
on Mount Vesuvius atd sending from
that place massages of encouragement
and expressions if confidence that Ve
suvius will soon quiet down.
The theaters, oat'es and places of
amusement throughout the city have
bean closed, and before all the sacred
images in the streets candles are kept
burning, while smaller images are be
ing carried about, in many cases being
set down iv the open air and surround
ed by candles.
Troops are engaged in clearing the
roofs of buildings of the accumulation
of sand and ashes, which endanger the
structures. The large glass covered
galleries througout the city, which are
much frequented, have been ordered
closed lest the weiKlit upon the roofs
caunnthe.n to oolllapse. The village
of Shu Geuaro las I een partially bur
ied in swd and ashes and several
hotm-8 have fa; en. At that place
thren pir-iwis wire killed and more
than 2U ii-jured
BIG FiRE AT PO.OHTON.QREGON
Large Blooded St< ck Barn and Ani-
trials Ourned up.
Peudleton, Ore., April 10.—The most
spectacular and awe inspiring fire per
haps iv thii history of eastern Oregon
is rising at the immense stockyards of
A. V. Ruby it Co., not three blocks
from the heart of the business section
of the city. Shunts on sheets of Maine
envelope an area of over two acres of
inflammable buildings filled with hun
dreds of fine horses. Mingled burning
to death are the heartrending voices
of the caretakers of some of the finest
bred animals iv the west, many of
which are only just arrived from
France, Belgium and England.
Scenes of reckless bravery are being
enacted by some of the grooms who are
facing death by rushing into a verita
ble caldron to save some of the ani
It is reported that seven men are
caught in the fire that is threatening to
leap across the few vacant luto that
serrate the stockyards from the St.
Swift Estate Worth $10,000,000.
The will of E. C. Swift, the Chicago
packer, was admitted to probate re
cently in Salem, Mass. Beyond a be
quest of |5000 to a church at Saga
more, Mass.. there were no public
gifts. Except for this donation and
small annuities for two long time em
ployes of Mr. Swift the estate, estimat
ed at about 110,000.000, is left in trust
for the benefit of the family of the
Look. With Favor Upon Chapels.
The Chief of staff has favored the
proposition of army chaplains to build
chapels at some of the posts where
there are at present no places of wor
ship and has recommended that the
war department indorse the project
NEWS OF THE WORLD
SHORT TELEfiRAPH ITIMS FROM
ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE.
■> Review of Happenings In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
The Moroccan convention has been
signed and the conference adjourned
After innumerable conferences a
new Hungarian cabinet has been final
Eastman Johnson, the painter, died
recently in New York, in his 82d year.
He had been ailing for a year.
The Chicago & Northwestern rail
road has just paid into the Michigan
state treasury $640,758 for back taxes.
The resignation of Moses Hallet as
United States district judge, district
of Colorado, has been tendered Presi
Maxim Gorky, one of the leaders in
the Russian revolutionary movement,
is reported to be on the way to the
The Ohio coal operators have de
cided to "stand pat" on the miners'
strike and to offer no concessions
It is announced at the White House
that Judge Alfred S. Moore would be
reappoioted United States judge at
iiie street car strike at Winnipeg
was over at noon Saturday. The men
get an advance of 1 cent per hour.
They asked 2 cents.
Snow melting in the foothills, com
bined with the heavy fall of moisture
during the past 10 days, has caused
unprecedented damage in central Wy
From 20,000 to 30,000 members of
the Salvation Army celebrated Gen
eral Booth's 77th birthday at London
Saturday afternoon. The general wa3
in splendid health.
General Adna R. Chaffee very prob
ably will succeed John P. Haines as
president of the New York City soci
ety for the prevention of cruelty to
animals. It pays $6,000 a year.
Once found guilty and sentenced to
be hanged, Joseph Briggs was acquit
ted at Chicago Of the murder of Hans
Peterson, who was shot and killed by
robbers nearly a year ago.
George H. Mastick and Ferdinand
Butterfleld have purchased the Cali
fornia ranch of Mrs. Lily Langtry, the
actress, in Lake county. There are
about 500(1 acres iv the property.
A Burlington train was derailed n*tar
Alliance, Neb., last Sunday, and delay
ed traffic several hours. Damage to
the track and the train was light, and
there were no serious injuries.
The license of the Metropolitan Coal
company, the "coal trust" of Boston,
has been suspended by Secretary of
the Commonwealth Olin on a com
plaint that it was charging extra high
Tamboff, Russia. —The sentence of
.Mile. Spirldonovo, the 17 year old girl
who shot Chief of Secret Police l.uz
henoffsky, and who was condemned to
be hanged, has been commuted to 20
One hundred printers were discharg
ed Saturday by Public Printer Stil
lings, the reason assigned being lack
of work. The public printer also has
accepted the resignation of Patrick
Byrnes, foreman of the bindery.
There was a heavy fall of snow in
the mountains and rain on the plains
throughout Colorado Saturday. In Crip
ple Creek and I.eadville the snowfall
was the heaviest of the season. Trains
were delayed in both districts.
The Reich says Russia hopes to get
$760,000,000 from the loan the govern
ment is now getting and the govern
ment has offered exceptional terms to
the bankers in order to conclude the
negotiations befori the Russian par
Governor Hanley of Indiana, in a
statement issued recently, refuses to
pardon or parole David E. Sherrick,
now seiving a sentence for embezzling
state funds. A petition signed by in,.
000 people asking parole or pardon for
sin rrlck had been presented.
John A. I.inn. clerk of the circuit
court of Cook county, ill., and former
ly clerk of the superior court of the
county, recently entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of conspiracy to
defraud and was given an indetermin
ate sentence in the penitentiary.
CHANGE IN ARMY DEPARTMENTS.
General John W. Bubb to Command
Lieutenant General Hates, chief of
staff has issued orders assigning Brig
adier General ftfcCaskey to the com
mand of the military department of
T. ias and Brigadier General John \V.
bulib to the command of the depart
ment of the Dakota*. These com
mands have been temporarily filled for
several months past by Colonel 11, H.
Hughes, Second cavalry, and Colonel
O. J. Sweet. Twenty-eighth infantry.
Sad Ceremonies in Black Forest.
Nagold. Black Fount. Ccrmany.—
The burial of BO bodies of thOM who
p*rtoh*d by tfiC COllapM of the hotel
Zum llirschen took place Saturday by
twos and threes, so that the three pas
tors who came from neighboring vil
lages illicit read the services by the
graves at each interment. There Is
scarcely a family in the village which
has not lust a member.
LIVERPOOL WHEAT MARKET.
Greatest in World—No Pit or Loud
Is Liverpool the greatest wheat mar
ket in the world? Chicago Is a great
er apeculative market, and Minneap
olis is the greatest primary market.
Yet Liverpool, buying wheat in all
quarters of the world, and, besides, do
ing a large business in futures, exerts
an influence on prices in all exporting
countries greater than any other mar
ket, it has an Individuality possessed
by no other, for it is the central mar
ket of the world and cares less what
others are doing than other important
markets care what it is doing.
The United Kingdom imports over
200,000,000 bushels of wheat and flour
reckoned as wheat annually. All the
large wheat growing countries are ex
porters to a greater or lesser extent,
with Liverpool the principal buyer,
and, as three-fourths of the trading in
futures of the United Kingdom is done
in this market, it is bound to have
great influence in final price making.
A peculiarity of this great market,
the Liverpool Corn Trade association,
as the exchange is called, is the seem
ingly ordinary, businesslike appear
ance and lack of all rush and excite
ment, strain and nervous tension, such
as is always in evidence on the Chica
go board of trade.
There is no pit on the Liverpool ex
changes and no noisy trading or dem
onstration of any kind. The room in
which the future trading is done is
very small, as compared with Ameri
can exchanges, and the members or
their clerks stand around in conversa
tional groups during a time of no spe
The hours of the exchange are from
10:30 to 4:15, but from 1 to 3 the
room will often be nearly deserted for
luncheon. There can be, in fact, no
better illustration of the difference
between this market and American
exchanges, in "speculative atmos
phere," than this. Here the sessions
are long and lacking in excitement and
intense interest. In America they are
short, and no one thinks of going to
luncheon until the gong rings at 1:15.
In Liverpool there may be thousands
at stake in the market, but it is as
if it were in real estate —the turns
of the market are slow. In America
the market is watched like the turn
of the dice.
Big traders may reverse their posi
tion in the market in an hour, buying
or selling hundreds of thousands of
bushels and making or losing thous
ands of dollars. It is slower in Liver
pool, but the result is the same.
DOWN IN NEVADA
The reported strike of gold in Churc
hill county, Nevada, has stampeded
Carson. Early Thursday morning there
was a string of vehicles and automo
bile heading for (Miurohhill county to
reach the Coouey HpriiiKS strike. The
town seems to have been almost desert
ed after the pell mell rush for the new
gold discovery. News comes from Vir
ginia (Jity and other towns that the
stampede lias affected them in the
same manner. There are rumors of
another strike within 20 or 30 miles of
Car sou City.
NEEDS NEW TREATY WITH CUBA.
Uncle Sam Is Getting the Worst of
the Present Arrangement
Acting under instructions from the
state department, Edwin Morgan, min
ister at Havana, has been in confer
ence with the officials of the Cuban
foreign office for some time past with
the purpose of framing a new reciproc
ity treaty to replace the existing con
vention. He has now practically fin
ished the work, and a treaty has been
drafted that may be ready for submis
sion to the senate before the adjourn
ment of the present session. The
reason for the preparation of the new
treaty is that the officials here have
become convinced that America is get
ting by far the worst of the bargain
under the present arrangement.
PEABODY DENIES CHARGE.
Not a Tool of Harriman or Standard
The New York Tribune says that
Charles A. Peabody, president of the
Mutual Life Insurance company, has
declared over his own signature that
he has no connection with E. H. Har
riman, J. Pierpont Morgan or the Stan
dard Oil company. Charges have been
made from time to time that he was
placed in control of the Mutual in the
interests of one or another of these
Finger Prints of Soldiers.
Finger print! are hereafter to be
used by the war department in identi
fying deserters. An order has been
issued providing for the taking of
prints of the lingers of all men enter
ing the service, in addition to photo
graphs and various measurements.
This action was taken on the recom
mendation of a board which made a
thorough investigation of finger prints
as a means of identification, and it
decided they are even more useful
than photographs and measurements.
Fell Down a Mountain Side.
Mrs. Harry I.utenberg of Quincy,
111., had a thrilling escape from death
in a fall down a precipitous mountain
sldo above Alum Rock falls, near San
Jose, Cal. After falling and tumbling
150 feet down the incline her fall was
Cheeked at the very brink of the creek
by a fisherman. Mrs. Lutenberg was
not seriously Injured.
SAN FRANCISCO RIOT
SOCIALISTS GIVE BATTLE WITH
THE CITY POLICEMEN.
For Fully an Hour There Wai a Fierce
Fight in Principal Streets of the
City—Socialists Had Held Meeting
as Expression of Sympathy for
Their Officers in Jail in Idaho TowKs
San Francisco, April 9.—The fiercest
riot San Francisco has witnessed in a
generation was a sequel Sunday even
ing to a meeting of socialists held dur
ing the day at Woodward's pavilion as
an expression of sympathy for Presi
dent Moyer and Secretary Haywood of
the Western Federation of Miners,
who are imprisoned in Idaho on the
accusation that they were implicated
in the assassination of ex-Governor
Steunenberg. At the meeting some
typically violent socialistic speeches
were made, in which it was declared
that Moyer and Haywood were inno
cent, and that if convicted they would
not be hanged unless the entire United
States army was brought In to assist
in their execution.
At the conclusion of the speech
making a procession was organizel
and the participants in the assemblage
marched down Market street, headed
by a band. At the corner of Kearney
and Market streets a halt was made,
and one of the paraders, who carried
a red banner, climbed Lotta's fountain
and affixed the emblem to the topmost
lamps. The banner bore the inscrip
tion: "The constitution be damned; so
say the corporations." It was decided
by the leaders to hold an outdoor meet
ing, and A. C. McGlnty was selected
to address the crowd.
Police Come; Riot Starts
So great was the throng, however,
that he could not make himself heard,
and George S. Holmes, a metal worker,
with a powerful voice, was substituted
as speaker. He was in the midst of
his talk, when Policemen Jack Stelz
ner and W. J. Cavanagh and Detective
Thomas Ryan made their way through
the crowd. Ryan tore down the red
(lag and passed it to Steizner. Ryan
then ordered Holmes to desist, but was
met with a refusal, and the detective
pulled Holmes down to the pavement.
In a moment a ii«.t. was precipitated.
Steizner was seized knocked d wn
and kicked in a vicious hand tti i md
fight, the crowd seeking to recover
the Hag. Ryan and Cavanagh e;.n. >to
his assistance and began beating back
the crowd with clubs. The fln ; /as
torn from Stelner's grasp, ami ; ien
Ryan, who had held Holmes ali >: ;ho
time, started to take his piis< ncr
through the crowd, beating a pa' \ with
An electric car was passing and
halted opportunely for the det:ctive
He hoarded it and the other i .;' era
tried to keep the crowd back. Near
the fountain a new building b b -ing
erected and the street was lull of build-
Ing debris. Almost Instantly there
was a shower of scrap iron, bricks
and blocks of wood upon the car, and
the missiles crashed through the win
dowß, injuring a Dumber of passen
gers. The rnotonnan was made a tar
get, but he slowly forced his car
through the human blockade and gain
ing speed, ultimately reached tli»' hall
In the meantime alarm calls had
been sent to the neighboring police
stations and a squad of patrolmen
came hurrying to the scene. They
found themselves confronted with an
angry crowd, armed with sticks and
stones, and for half an hour a lively
battle was in progress in which the
police were using their clubs with tell
ing effect and the crowd was retaliat
Policeman Btelzner was struck sev
eral times by Hying bricks and was
cut in the neck and bead. Policeman
Doran was also bruised and cut. Po
liceman Many Beguine was seriously
hurt. He was knocked down and
kicked again and again, out; of the
blows striking him in a vital spot and
Seventeen of the rioters were arrest
ed, three being charged with assault
with a deadly weapon. The rest were
booked at the prison for misdemeanors.
Holmes, the orator, was charged with
disturbing the peace. It. was fully an
hour from the time the trouble started
before quiet was restored in the neigh
TEACHERS HELD CONVENTION.
O. J. Craig, of Missoula, Elected as
The meeting of the Inland Empire
Teachers' association came to a close
Friday night at Spokane. Several ad
dresses were delivered by professors
from various states.
0. J. Craig of Missoula, Mont., was
elected president of the association;
G. F. Bond, Hr.it vice president; 11. I.'.
Traver, second vice president; Miss
May B. Scott, third vice president;
H. C. Calhoon, secretary, and H. C.
The next meeting will be held in
l.cwiston, Idaho, April, 1907.
Canada Fighting J. J. Hill.
An Ottawa dispatch declares that
Hill's lobby in the house of parlia
ment to promote his Canadian railway
■chemq \m aroueiiif opposition in both
political parties on the ground that
Canadian trade should be kept in the
hands of Canada's three transcontinen-
tal lines. An organized attempt is evi
dent to prevent his obtaining any more
Mrs. Ruth Coston of SDok*n« _ "
101 year old Saturday/ i ** m *
The battleship Oregon,is at Seam
where she will undergo repairs "*'
Extensive improvement* are t« v
made in the reads leading into c^f
Governor Mead ha ß returned >"
after several weeks' visit in ojR
Citizens of Seattle are organizi BB M
reel primary leagues ,„ every war* t
The Prosper school bond election t«
vote $12,000 for a new brick buiwi£
was carried by a vote of 85 to 30
Archibald R. Voliva, one of the best
known bartenders in North Yaklmai
a first cousin of W. Glenn Volita. wh!
has succeeded Dowie as a leader of th
sect. w *
Using a stove poker as their only
tool, prisoners in the old Yakima conn
ty jail had started to dig to freedom'
Before uiey had made much headway
they were detected.
The International Anticigaretu
league Is sending to Spokane its » n
eral superintendent, Rev. Wallace R
Struble, to engage in a crusade against
smoking by minors.
It is said that recklrss automoblllsts
who use the Tacoma public streets for
speeding will either have to run at a
slow speed while within the city limit*
or suffer the penalty of arrest.
Agent Jay Lynch of the Yakima In
dian reservation, has received an or
der from the Indian bureau to confis
cate the drug stores on the reservation
which have been selling whisky to
When inmates of state institutions
commit suicide and the coroner con
ducts an inquest the coroner must In
Paid by the county and not by th«
state, according to an opinion rendered
by Attorney General Atkinson.
Archie Griffin, who escaped from the
Oroville jail recently and was reported
to have broken his neck by a fall over
the cliff at Mclaughlin's canyon, is
still alive and well ahead of the sher
iff's posse on the Colville reservation.
Information from all parts of the
Yakiina valley point to a record break
ing fruit crop in this section. Further
examination of the trees shows that
the apricot trees are the only ones
damaged to any appreciable extent by
the March freeze.
The new cruiser Washington, which
has just been completed lor the United
Slates government, is in readiness for
her speed trials, which will take
place during the week. The Washing
ton's contract calls for a minimum
speed 01 22 knots per hour.
N. M. Cole, 68 years of age, fam
iliarly known as "Nes," a rancher, liv
ing half a mile from the mouth of the
Little Spokane, 10 miles from Spokane,
has disappeared amid < ireumstanceß
strongly suggestive of foul play. He
has boon mixMing from his <-»bln •in*
Wednesday evening, March 28.
In order to break into the Elk lodge
rooms in the fifteenth story 0/ tie
Alaska building, in Seattle, a faring
burglar recently climbed up tie are
escape from the court to the top floor
and In that way gained easy entrance,
i He pried open the secretary'l desk
and took about |70. overlooking $300
which was a few Inches from the
Two batallions of colored troops
with regimental headquarters and the
band for Fort Wright, at Spokane, is
The sheop on the mountain ranges
are particularly fat and the wool ex
ceptionally line this spring. Though
the winter was no milder than usual,
the sheep came through it in good
shape, and the losses were few. Geo.
W. Lowden of I,oomis lost but one ewe
out of a flock of 2050 head, and the ex
perience of other stockmen wan sim
ilar. It is estimated that there will be
a crop of 40,000 pounds of high gradt
wool from Okanogan county this shear
FOR SHORT WHILE
General Oiprlano Castro has retired
temporarily from the presidency of
Venezuela. General Vicente Gomez,
first vice Dresident of the republic, «
the present executive head. This in
formation was contained in an official
cable dispatch received from Caracal
by Carlos Benito Figuerdo, Venezuelan
consul general in Js'ew York.
PI AGUE AMONG U. S. TROOPERS
Impure Water Causes N»alaria^»nd
Disease at Stotzenberg.
Manila, April 11.—Among the 1500
emergency troops in the oantnoment of
Stotzenberg, 143 are suffering from m»
laria and 117 from other diseases.
There is an inadequate supply of po«
water, the portion available being »»"
pure. The heat is excessive there, «>d
there are insufficient barracss. OffioeW
are quartered in tente. The First in
fantry has arrived and is due in Stot
zenberg, but is being held in Mantf* ">
rented quarters on account of the ■"
healthful condition at Stotzenberg.
Ohio River Boat Explode*
While on her way up the Ohio ri*«J
from Cincinnati to Pittsburg with »*
empty barges the boiler of the «> '
boat H. M. Hoxie of Pittsburg blew W
and the boat sunk within five minute*
off Portland, Ohio. John Moran o
Pittshurg, a fireman, is missing, •
is thought to be drowned; *w'
Joseph Wheeler, another fireman, •
scalded by steam and will die. wB
three othors of the crew had H
broken and were also badly scalded.