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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 117.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1910. TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TRAINS SWEPT FROM THE
TRACKS BY AN AVALANCHE
Several Accidents of Kind
in mountains of the
IS WORST IN HISTORY
From Many Towns Come Stor
ies of Fatal Accidents
Floods Stop Traffic.
Fair tonight and Thursday; moderate
temperature. The lowest temperature
tonight will be above the freezing
Temperature at 7 a. m., 33. Maxi
mum temperature in, last 24 hours, 42.
Minimum in last 12 hours, 32. Velocity
of wind at 7 a. m., 3 miles per hour.
Precipitation, trace. Relative humidity,
at 7 p. m. 89, at 7 a. m. 95.
J. M. SHERIER,
(From noon today until noon tomor
row.) Sun sets 5:48. rises C:27; moon
rises 12:19 a. m.; midnight, planet Mer
cury at aphelion, farthest from sun;
Mars' disk 0.901 of full orb; sun's dec
lination 7 degrees south of celestial
Everett, Wash., March 2.
Superintendent O'Neill of the
Great Northern, who is di
recting the relief work in the
mountains, telegraphs 60 lives
were lost in avalanches.
Cfltaflnn Earlier Reports.
Everett, Wash., March 2. Today's
dispatches copfirm last night's report
of the overwhelming of Great North-
era passenger trains by the avalanche ... . , . . , .
- t Xo.rtrtl I . ,) ii .1 i (in o 1 n ri('(li! i 1 i -n rt
Indianapolis, March 2. The Nation
al Educational association this after
noon elected W. X. Davidson of Oma
Indianapolis, Ind., March 2. The
at Wellington. A portion of the town
of rWellington and the -west portal of
the -Cascade tunnel were swept down
the mounlain''.'yith." the train. Esti
mates now 'jlace the known dead at
23 and the missing at 25 more. There
are probably a score of injured.
Train at Depot.
The two trains were at the depot
when the avalanche came down the
mountain. The great mass swept
everything before It, carrying all to
the foot of the mountain. The first
news of the disaster was brought by
John Wentzel of Wellington who
reached Skykomish exhausted after
several hours of hard travel through
snow, ice and debris swept from tho
mountain tops. He says those Vho i nmr .
escaped serious injury and others not ' PRICE
In the path of the slide started the
work of rescue at once.
Rank Aid From Kverelt.
Men carried women and children
from the ;p art laXly b u r icdCis cjb e,. . ,
""""Many of -tlrese "were injured and were
given the best of attention possible
under the circumstances. Messages
telling of the disaster were sent to
Everett and relief trains carrying phy
sicians were dispatched. It is stated
now that 40 persons were on the
trains when struck by the slide.
It will be impossible to reach the
scene of the wreck today except by
foot. From the east side of the Cas
cades the annroach is cut off by a
snow slide at Drury which destroyed TIBETAN
the station and killed Watchman
day discussed specialization in educa
tion and differences of mental attitude
in school children.
CHINESE COMMISSION HERE
Iiody to Study Foreign Army Condi
tions Is Appointed.
Peking, March 2. The govern
ment has appointed an army com
mission to visit Japan and America.
The commission will leave on its mis
si a month hence. At its head is
Prince Too, the regent's brother, and
its secretary Is IJL Ching-Nai, former
Chinese minister to Austria. LA
Ching-Xai is a son of the late Li
Hung Chang, the Chinese statesman.
(irand Jury Ite!Krts Problem I
tional, Not Local.
Louisville, March 2. The county
grand jjry which conducted an inquiry
of aboutThree weeiia into the "high
cost of living reported yesterday that
its efforts were futile. The report
states that tho problem is not local,
but national, and of such magnitude
that its labors were in vain. It rec
ommends, however, as one step to
ward a solution of the problem that
cold storage warehouses be compelled
to make monthly reports of the quan
tity of foodstuffs on hand.
But Object Is to Give Away the
Wealth of Oil Magnate,
Not to Add to It.
BILL BEFORE THE SENATE
Foundation Plan Designed to Pro
mote the Welfare of People of
Washington, March 2. The Rocke
feller foundation is incorporated by a
bill introduced in the senate today.
It Is understood the purpose is to pro
vide a method for John D. Rockefeller
to dispose of his enormous wealth In
a manner beneficial to mankind.
To Advance Well Ilelnj;.
The Rockefeller foundation, accord
ing to the bill, is organized to promote
the well being and advance the civili
zation of the people of the United
States and .its possessions in foreign
lands, and for the acquisition and dis
semination of knowledge, for the pre-
ON THE FIRE
Taf t Letter Said to Praise
Cannon and Aid-rich
AND RAP INSURGENTS
Blames Latter for Prospective
Democratic Majority in
Washington. March 2. A letter
praising Senator Aldrich and Speaker
Cannon and deriding the insurgent
republicans in congress, which Pres
ident Taft is said to have written to
Lucius B. Swift of Indianapolis, may
AN EPIDEMIC OF
HIGH PRICES ON
Hogs and Mess Port Perform
New Fancy Stunts in the
HIGH RECORD FOR BOTH
Live Animals Sell Above flO and
July Meat Above $25 May
Also Takes Spurt.
Chicago, March 2. An epidemic of
advancing prices characterized the
early market today. Cattle were
marked up 10 to 15 cents at the open
ing, eheep and lambs were 10 cents
higher and live hogs went beyond the
1870 record, reaching $10.10 for choice
heavy, while the bulk made a mark
of an even 10.
July Pork mt Top.
On the provisions side July pork
reached the top, $25.10, an Increase
of 22 cents over yesterday, and out
stripping the May option which was
stroyed by Are yesterday. Three em
ployes were burned to death Engi
neer J. Stephens, Fireman J. O. Smith
and Brakeman Harry Russell.
IN FLOODS IN OHIO
Conditions Improve In Places, but
Grow Worse In Others Traf
fic Is Impeded.
Cleveland, March 2. Fully a thou
sand persons are homeless and other
thousands are living on the second
floor of their homes, traffic Impeded
and business demoralized In many
places, is the situation In Ohio today
as a result of floods. While the high
water has receded somewhat in most
of the river valleyB, yet In others the
danger still remains, caused by ice
Senate Recedes From
LEFT TO GOVERNOR
House Asks Joint Committee tc
Investigate Waterway and
About- All The Congress Has Done This Session
RULE THE SAME
Johnson. Cars fell 150 feet and
were burled by debris.
Town Sot Destroyed.
The town of Wellington and the
Great Northern power house were
not destroyed as reported. The
weather In the mountains is warm
and the rescue parties are In constant
peril from snow slides.
Stalled Nearly a Week.
Seattle, Wash., March 2. John S.
Rogers of this city reached Seattle
last ' night. He was on one of the
snowbound trains at Wellington, but
was one of those who wearied of wait
ing for relief and walked to Skyko
mish. He says the trains were stalled
at the east portal of the Cascade tun
nel last Wednesday. Friday night
they moved through the tunnel and
as far as Wellington, half a mile be
yond the west portal of the tunnel.
Snow and Winds Continuous.
Sunday there were slides of snow
that did some damage. Snow and
terrific winds were almost continuous'
and Monday night eight passengers
decided to walk to Skykomish. The
others remained at Wellington, where
the disaster overtook them yesterday.
Riven Raa-lna- Torrent.
Seattle, Wash.. March 2. Water
Trom melting snows in the mountains,
augmented by local rains, made rag
ing torrents of all streams in central
TROLLEY CARS MEET IN FOG
Roth Motornien Fatally Hurt In Col
lision at Nprlnjrfleld, Mo.
Springfield, Mo., March 2. Running
at a high rate of speed in a dense fog,
two trolley cars collided head on to
day, and both the motorman, Joseph
Aaron, and George Sherman were fa
tally injured. The passengers escaped
Bad Accident at Flora, III.
Flora, 111., March 2. Two train
men were killed and two fatally hurt
when a double header passenger
train on the Baltimore & Ohio ran
into the rear of a freight here to
day. The dead:
CON LYNCH, engineer.
CLARENCE ALBIN, fireman.
Charles W. Bamber, engineer.
Charles Lucas, conductor, all of
the passenger train.
None of the passengers was hurt.
China Gives Great Britain Statement
as to Intentions.
Peking, March 2. The Chinese
government has replied to an inquiry
by Great Britain as to its intentions
in Tibet, and the reply is regarded as
satisfactory by the British foreigr
office. China declares that the in
terior administration of Tibet wil
not be changed. The formal reply
states that the government found
Chinese control in Tibet to be weak
ened because of the machinations of
the now deposed dalai lama, and that
a military expedition was sent intc
Lhassa for the purpose of policing it
The dalai . lama was degraded be
cause of offenses already committed.
VETERAN PUBLISHER DEAD
(Continued on fa.ge Ten.)
WHEAT CROP BIG,
OF JAS. PATTEN
New York, March 2. July 1 was
the time limit which James A. Pat
ten, the Chicago wheat operator, set
upon his active operations in the
markets. He would. Patten said to
day before sailing for Europe on the
Mauretanla, continue to keep In
touch with the markets because of
the long time interests he had in
them. Patten said:
"I have heard a good many reports
is to whether it would be possible
to ccrner wheat this year I don't
think it would be possible. In my
mccfefls I took advantage of certain
iondltions and I had the good fortune
to get In right.
'One thing I want to say before
leaving. I see that reports from Kan
sas say there will te a short wheat
iro. Frm my Information and ob
terr&Uoa the wheat crop will be a
tig one and the wheat market may
rek tax an era of
John II. Francise Had Various Car
eer Since Civil War.
Chicago, March 2. John H. Francis,
a civil war veteran and publisher of
a magazine devoted to spiritualism,
died at his home here today. Previous
to coming to Chicago 20 years ago he
was engaged in newspaper work in
Kansas and was tho chief clerk of the
house in the first Kansas legislature.
MURDER SUSPECT SUICIDE
Annct Olson Hangs Himself In Cell
at Alexandria, Minn.
Alexandria. Minn., March 2. Annet
Ol-io'i, one of the brothers held for the
mim'.er of George Traar, a brother-in-law,
Christmas night, closed the inves
tigation of the grand jury insofar as
he was personally concerned by hang
ing himself in a cell in the jail here
IS ACQUITTED OF MURDER
Kstelle Stout, Who Shot Picture So
licitor at Chicago, Goes Free.
Chicago, March 2. Estelle Stout
was acquitted of the charge of mur
der by a jury in Judge Baldwin's
court yesterday. Miss Stout was
charged with the murder of Henry
Hornberger, a pastel portrait solic
itor, at the home of her brother-in-
law, George Chambers, 2045 West
Adams street," Dec. 6, 1908.
vention and relief of suffering and the
promotion of any kind of humm
linn iven Avrny KS2,O00.0flO.
It was stated by Senator Galllnger
today Rockefeller already had given
away $o2,fHK.000 and that he was seek
ing a method of disposing of his for
tune so it would benefit mankind.
Would Make Tmat Men Fujrltlvea.
Washington, March 2. A bill which,
if passed, would declare the members
of the "beef trust," recently indicted in
New Jersey, fugitives from justice and
compel their extradition to New Jersey
to stand trial for alleged illegal com
bination and monopoly, was introduced
yesterday by Representative Henry
(democrat) of Texas, a member of the
house judiciary committee
"The individuals composing the beef
trust who have been indicted by a New
Jersey grand jury," said Mr Henry,
"are endeavoring to hide behind the
proposition that they' have transacted
no business in the state of New Jersey,
and. therefore, could not have commit
ted a crime there because they were
not personally present. This is an old
dodge, an elusive method of escaping
Wanta Courts' Power Curbed.
The Henry bill provides that the de
mand of an executive authority of one
state upon that of another state, and
accompanied by a copy of an indict
ment or affidavit, shall be "indisputa
ble proof" for the authorities to act
upon. It also provides that the order
for the arrest of a person wanted un
der those conditions "shall not be in
quired into, modified, disputed, or in
validated in any court of the state or
territory to which such person has
fled, nor shall any such court or tribun
al have any power to release such person."
stir up a row in republican ranks in
congress and . throughout the central
west where insurgency is rife.
Entitled to Prnlne.
According to report, the president
in the letter takes the position that
both Senator Aldrich and Speaker
Cannon are entitled to Just praise for
their services to the country as leg
islators, especially the former. Of
Speaker Cannon, the president Is un
derstood to have said that, while he
does not merit, perhaps, the eulogy
given Senator Aldrich. at the same
time he is not deservi ig of the crit
icisms against him made by the in
surgents. InnnrKent Menace Partjr.
It Is further understood that the
president states in the letter that the
result of insurgency may, in his opin
ion, be a democratic -house of repre
sentatives. It is understood further
that some names of prominent insur
gents in the house and senate appear
in the text of the letter. What oc
casioned the writing of such a letter
is not yet made public.
quoted at $25.
Maken Another Spurt.
Later in the day May pork advanced
to $25.27, while July went to $23.22.
The market, however, closed at $25.10
for May and $25.05 for July.
STATE POLICE IS
TAKEN FROM CITY
ALL HONORS FOR
Knthusiastic Receptions Hehl at All
Points Along Nile Where
Stops Are JIade.
Gondokoro, Sudan. March 2. Reports
from points along the route followed
by the Roosevelt party tell of enthusi
astic receptions wherever tho party
stop. Special honors are accorded the
party by natives and officials every
where, and details of especially select
ed soldiers escort them about the
towns they visit.
ADOPT COMMISSION FORM
New City Rule Is Victor in Abilene,
Kan., Four to One.
Abilene, Kan., March 2. The com
mission form of government was voted
in by a majority of four to one here
yesterdays bwy rtia'n -TjTfC'thTf aSTT3feT
registered vete.wa.3 cast. , TJi legality
of the election will probably be tested
Fort Pierre. S. D., March 2. Fort
Pierre yesterday rejected the commis
sion plan of government my a major
ity of 1C.
Grand Forks. N. D., March 2. At a
special election yesterday Grand Forks
rejected the commission plan of gov
ernment by a majority of 49 out of a
total vote of 967. About one-third of
the city's normal vote was cast.
MAGNET RECOVERS NAILS
Cargo of Kegs Taken from Sunken
Steamship in Mississippi.
New Orleans, La.. March 2 An in
genious method has been adopted for
the recovery of a cargo of nails which
went down on a sinking steamboat
here a few weeks ago. A huge elec
tric magnet, attached to hoisting gear
is lowered in the water. The electric
current is turned on. and the kegs
of nall.s are hoisted out, one by one,
clinging to the magnet.
Georgia Posse Lynches Negro.
Vidalla. Ga., March 2. C. H. Mann,
Jr., of Cedar Crossing was fatally
stabbed by a negro, whose name has votes, more than a constitutional ma
Springfield, 111., March 2
Both houses of the legislature
adjourned sine die at noon;
though a perfunctory session
will be held tonight so that the
governor will have all bills be.
fore final adjournment.
Both houses cleared up the
business early in the day.
i i:cla k i :i u NcoNsn t utiox a l.
A protest declaring the re
cently passed primary bills un
constitutional was filed in the
The house adopted a resolu
tion for a joint committee to in
vestigate waterways and re
port at the next regular ses
sion. SAVES COMMISSION IUIX. 1
The senate voted to recede
from the senate amendments
to the house bill for a commis
sion form of municipal govern,
ment. The bill now goes to
Waterway Bill Die.
Springfield, 111., March 2. Tha
Schmltt deejj ,jtalexw.aji..bllL. desired
and urged by Governor Deneen and the
Btate administration forces, was de
feated upon the floor of the house last
night. There were 3C votes for the
bill and C7 against It. In the absent or
not voting column are 48 members of
the lower house.
William Lorimer, by the Schmltt bill
roll call, may think that he has re
asserted his ownership of the Illinois
general assembly, but there are several
men in Springfield who believe the
senator has received as serious a home
thrust as has the governor.
Three of the main stems of Governor
Deneen's special session call were ex
purgated from the state records and
the next issue of session laws by tho
work of the house yesterday. Tbes
are enumerated as follows:
The waterway bill absolutely killed.
The elections bill slaughtered.
The commission form of government
One Hedeemlna: feature Claimed.
One redeeming feature Is claimed by
the house of representatives, the pas
sage of the Joint resolution concerning
the incomo tax amendment to the fed
eral constitution. Even this Is In ques
tion, as the resolution received only 70
not been learned, who entered the
Mann home yesterday and attacked
Mrs. Mann. Tho negro was pursued
by a posse, captured and lynched.
ONLY REMNANT LEFT
Absence of lUoting for a Day in Phil
adelphia Car Strike Leads
TIE INSPECTOR A ROBBER?
Employe of Ti. & O. ArreMefl on a
Charge of Taking $6,702.
Parkersburg, W. Va.. March 2. G.
T. Carpenter, tie inspector on the Bal
timore & Ohio, was arrested here to
day charged with complicity In the
robbery of $0,792 from the United
States Express company's safe Satur
KNOX PEACE PLAN
Paris, March 2. The French gov
ernment has replied to Knox's pro
posal to the powers looking to the es
tablishment of a permanent interna
tional court of arbitratal justice, ac
cepting the proposition In principle,
bnt awaiting suggestions which the
French government believes will bring
all the other powers into accord.
Rock River Open at Janesville.
Janesville, Wis., March 2. Henry
Spohn, aged 75, committed suicide
yesterday by Jumping into Rock river.
Philadelphia, March 2. With the
withdrawal yesterday of. the last de
tachment of state polloe on duty here
and the discharge from further strike
service of the State Fencibles, this
city gave up the only evidence of mar
tial law which has existed here since
the street car men's strike began 11
To fill the place of the state troops
a special cavalry force was organized
by the city authorities. Up to a late
hour last night no disorder had been
reported during the day.
One Story Has It That Defeats Have
IJroken Hope of Nicaraguan
Work of Day in Congress
Washington, March 2. Following is
a summary of the proceedings of the
two houses of congress yesterday,
taken from the official records:
SEXATB The senate passed several
bills, including? private pensions and
providing for new public buildings
throughout the country. After a session
of two hours the senate adjourned to
HOl'SK The postofflce appropriation
bill was under consideration for five
hours in the house and adjournment was
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua,
March 2. Deserters from Mena's
force who have surrendered to the
government division at Acoyapa,
state Chamorro arrived at San Vin
cente yesterday with 60 jorseme'a.
the remnant of an army of 1,500 with
which he reached Tisman. They al
so state when Mena and Zeledon
learned of the disaster to the lnsur-
Morocco Submits to France.
Fez, March 2. The sultan
signed the accord with France,
Jorit-. but less than a two-thirds voto
of the membership of the bouse.
The commission form of government
bill was defeated In the ley;iHlstur
yesterday. The roll call follows: 1)6
for the bill to 11 against, 06 not voting,
lacking one vote of a constitutional
ligating Morocco to pay f 12,000.000
as indemnity and damages arising
out of the Casa Blanca affair.
Ex-Consul J. M. Ayers Dies.
Johnson City, Tenn , March 2.
Dr. J. M. Ayers, former United States
consul to the Argentine Republic, ap
pointed by President McKlnley. died
at his home here Monday night, aged
72 years. He was a native of Ohio.
ASK DENEEN TO
New York, March 2. Prosecutor
Garven believes most of the indicted
meat packers have been in the state
within two years and he will try to
fents at Tipitapa and Tisma. they de- i gPt all the defendants here. "When
cided to abandon their positions and
ietreat to Rama. Vasrjuez now prob
ably occupies San Vincente. .
POSTPONE IT FOR A YEAR
American Exposition in I.erlin (Joes
Over by Action of Directors.
Berlin, March 2. The German direc
tors of the American exposition today
decided to accept the suggestion given J cases.
the commissioners that the date cf the
exhibition be postponed to 1911.
Y. M. C. A. Burns; Three Dead.
Schenectady, N. Y., March 2. The
Railroad Y. M. C. A. building at Rot
terdam Junction, belonging to thj
Boston and Maine railroad, was de-
Governor Fort signs requisition pa
pers.' said Garven, "I shall go per
sonally before Governor Deneen of
Illinois and request him to sign ex
tradition papers so that, the men can
be brought here."
Sheriff Kelley today received cap
iases for the individuals and sum
monses for the corporations named
in the indictment in the packing
The sheriff will bring all
those within his jurisdiction into
Beef Jury Adjourns.
Chicago, March 2. The federal grand
jury, which hes been investigating the
alleged "beef trust," today adjourned
till Marc.li 11.
changed his vote to nay and gave no
tice hp would ask for a reconsidera
tion this morning.
The commission form conference
committee met yesterday and selected
Senator Barr chairman and Represent
ative Butts secretary. At tho morn
ing meeting of the committee nothing
was accomplished except the' with
drawal upon motion of Senator Dalley
of th senate amendments. These
were the so-called corporation amend
ments, and the amendment fixing tho
recall of 40 per cent. At the afternoon
meeting an attempt to exempt fran
chises in the initiative section was de
feated. Section No. 9, in which Is in
corporated the so-called "90 day
claupe" was made a subject of con
siderable dispute. It was finally
amended so as to permit officials !h
office at the time of the adoption of
the act to remain In office until tho
commissioners elected have qualified.
Quite an Interesting delate occupied
the committee for some time over the
percentage of recall.
IN CHICAGO" STREET
Chicago, March 2. In true" westera
style, two armed bandits held up F. A.
Racine, driver of an Adams Express
company wagon, a short distance from
the union station today and robbed
him of $35 all he had on his person.
The robbers are believed to hav been
cf the impression it was a money
wagon and to have plarnod to make a
big haul. The wagon, however, was
smpty. The robbers escaped.