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ABILOE WEEKLY sYLZLZtt, KAKSAS, AUG ST 3, li-TELTS rwlX
A SHOCK III CHILE City of Valparaiso Hm Been Dam aged by Earthquake, How Ser iously la Hot Yet Known. FIRE SAID TO 8E RAGING, aucoMua eioMfc at Waafclaatoa-Tldal Plstarfeaaeea Mt Neaolala-ComemaloatlBB I . wilt Other CHIes Cat Oft". New York. Aug. 18. The city Valparaiso. Chile, hi reported badly damaged by earthquake. One report received here la that the iltuatlon In Valparaiso may prove to be aa aerloua aa the San Francisco disaster. Practically every building In the city la damaged and there are Urea In different parte of the elty. Many per- emu are reported killed and Injured. The earthquake haa Interrupted en sue facilities to lower South American points and communication la netrloted to the route via Lisbon, Another report from Valparaiso that the loss of life haa not been eon Imed. First are burning In various arte of the city. One report which reached tola city aid that portions of Valparaiso were burning ell night and that the bodies of hundreds of Its residents were buried In the ruins of the buildings. The Central and South American JNegraph company have re-establlb ad their main office In Valparaiso and ara working with that city now. Tola would seem to show that condl' tloni are not aa serious aa at Drat reported. Valparaiso Is a fortified seaport of Chile and the most Important com' snerclal town of the western coast ' of South America. It has a population of about 150,000. It Is the capital o. n province of the same name and is situated on a large bay In the Pacific acean, 75 miles northwest of Santiago with wblch It Is connected by rail. The port of Valparaiso la tbe ter minus of Important lines of steam- en for Europe by way of the Straits of Magellan and Panama, and Is the center of South American coasting Services. Washington, Aug. 18. The weather bureau Friday Issued the following earthquake bulletin: "A very heavy, distant earthquake was recorded on seismographs at the weather bureau In Washington Thurs day afternoon beginning at six min utes and 22 seconds past seven p. m. 76th meridian time. Complete and perfect records were obtained of both the north and south and the east and west movements of the earth. "From press reports this is evi dently a record of the great Chilean earthquake of August 18 and is the lieavlest recorded in Washington since the San Francisco earthquake." Buenos Ayras, Aug. 18. In the ab aence of telegraphlo communication beyond Puente Del Inca, it has beea Impossible up to this hour to obtain accurate details of the destruction by the earthquake In OillA fThe ansnagers of the telegraph companies here state that nothing Is coming through. Prer .'reports purporting to come from Chile are purely lmagln 17. London and New York are eagoi aaeklng for newt from the sffectsu district meat, oven at high prices. The railroads ara all destroyed. Rain, which began to fall Immedi ately after tbe first shock, stopped an hour afterwards. The nights are very cold and' windy; the people sleeping In the open are suffering I greatly. The captain of a steamship which haa arrived from San Francisco says the situation here la won than that following the disaster at San Francisco. Washington, Aug. 20. Official ad vices reached the state department Sunday regarding the Valparaiso earthquake, but they gave Informa tion similar to that t already : con tained In press dispatches under Sunday's date. United States Min ister Hicks, at Santiago, cabled that 800 deaths wera reported at Valpa raiso and Immense destruction had been caused by fire and that many towns have been wiped out Be ad ded that there la universal mourn- He said It was reported that at Santiago thorn war M deaths much destruction, of property. The state department also announced that Minister Hicks, under date of the 18th reports that on the 18th then was a frightful earthquake with loss of life, many buildings be ing destroyed, and that shocks con tinued until the date of hit tele gram; that tbe legation was safe; that the houses la the towns were deserted and that thousands of peo ple nad slept two nights la the pla- us and parka. ? Santiago do Chill, Aug. 10. It Is known that sight lives were lost In this city by the earthquake, but It believed that many persons were I killed by the falling buildings and that their bodies will bo discovered later. Several persons became so I panic stricken during the troubling 1 the earth that they threw them selves from the balconies of their I homes and were killed. The Urea which followed the earthquake In this city were promptly extin guished, but while they lasted they added greatly to the terror of the I people. Valparaiso, via Galveston, Aug. 20. Proportionately the catastrophe here I It considered greater than that which I befell San Francisco. Valparaiso and neighboring towns are wrecked and partially burned and In all towns of the Aconcagua valley conditions are similar. In the southern portion of I Chile, severe shocks were felt at Tal-1 oapuano, Concenclnn, Tales and Zone, it there the disaster was not appall ing. As yet no authentic news has been received from Santiago although courier is shortly expected. I "" . - a" . I 1 w t wrii "So-Bess: THI CZAR: ,,ejr --s. aujM go0 Boss! Since That Feller Hat Been Shaking That flan at 'Irnl Cant Do Anything with 'Inst" A PORTRAIT IN OILS IV AN OLD ARTIST. KAIiS With Crop of 91,385,676 Bushels of Wheat, no Other State lntht Union It In the Race. IT SURPRISED L'H GOBUR A Grand Jury Report from Chteage Saye That John O. Roekefeller Has (tone Uncle 8am In one. AUDI! PURE 600DS OILY IT WAS NOT SO BAD Grocery Jobbers of Kansas Stud by Board of Health. Early Reports Regarding the Chil ian Earthquake Were Largely Exaggerated ; New York, Aug. 18. A private cable dispatch to W. R. Once ft Co., from VsJpariso received by way of Lima : Peru, says that ths earthquake 1n Valparaiso was severe and (hit bus! sues In the city has been totally sv,b vended. New York, Aug"l8-At 11 : .10 o'clor' Friday night the Central Cable offi ces of the Western Union Telerrarh company received a service mesecge stating "the Valparaiso office l cltiscn antll 7 o'clock to-morrow nioroliit No reason Is given for this and neither this nor any other message received by the company Friday at ;ht thin any more definite licbt upon the tit nation In Chile , ' Honolulu, Aug. is. The tide gvarte hers show t disturbance, apparently f distant orlrln. Beginning at 5:23 o'clock Friday morn Inn three waves .per hour have been Indicated, showing an oscillation 'rtnu the normul tides of between three end four 'Inches. Valparaiso, Chile, Aug. 20. At f:M o'clock last Thursday evening Valparaiso experienced an earthq tjuake of great severity and during that tight 88 shocks were felt Most of the buildings of the city ara either burned or damaged. Thf lost will be enormous, probably etching 8260,800,000. Two thousand persons killed It considered to be a fair estimate ot the casualties. , Vlena Del Mar (Urea miles from Valparaiso tad having a popuUtioa f over 10.000); Quirthua (J2l!ei to the southward, with a popsUiloe af 1,500); Sal to; Llmaoac (If Bins to the northwest with t nnpuiatKa , at MOO); QuiUotn (28 miles to tbe northwest with a popnta'Ua ot 18,000) and villages all around were de stroyed. Matt of the damage was dee to fire, what started Immediately after the Bret shock. The wola copula tfoa It sleeping ha tht hills, the rt at the streets. rood ts vary scarce. fc.Hk eseb two Chilean dollars a titer, and It i a!rt tewseeftle to oMaia air Maaafartwred Protects That taad Chemical Aaalysla Will Be Olmi to Their easterners. Topeka, Aug. IT. All the grocery Jobbers of Kansas met Dr. J. 8. Cramblne, secretary of tht state board health, Thursday morning ana had long conference regarding the new pure food rules of the hoard. Aa a result of tht conference tht grocery Jobbere agreed to stand by tht rules of the board and not handle any stock 0R6AHIZII6 FOR RELIEF. Maatlea at Saatlane la Hat tee-Re Batlawta at Deaths a Valparaleo-Urlylaa la tha Hard Washington, Aug. It Tht earth quakes In Chile have ceased, the re sultant flree hare been extinguished which the chemists of tht board had and people of tbe two cities, VJpnral found to contain preservatives of I so and Santiago, are taking organ- adulterantt of any kind unless ths stock waa properly labeled. The conference was one of the meet Important relating to pure food that has been held In the state. Thtgro- oers asked Dr. Crumblne to explain tht pure food rules and after this ths Jobbers as a body and personally agreed that aa soon aa new contracts could be drawn they would buy no more goods of manufacturera who would not agree to stand by every rule of tht board. If preservatives were necessary In any foodstuff, ths grocers will demand that the ma factnrers label the goods to show the kind and quantity of preservatirss and adulteranta. - GOVERNOR ADDRESSED MOB. Wklle ae taath OaraUaa ttva Waa Trrlaa ta Lraentaa Waa Columbia, & C Aug. IT. Bob Da vis, tbe negro who aasaulttd Miss Jennie Brooks near Greenwood Mon day, was captured late Tharaday af ternoon near Nleety-Stx. The negro waa positively Identified by Miss Brooks. He was led to with in a hundred yards of the Brooks' home tad lynched, a negro woman firing the first shot Gov. Heyward reached tht shortly after the negro had been cap tured. A platform waa erected ta i fence corner on tbe premises of the victim's father and from U Gov. Heyward addressed the mob. Tht governor was cheered, bat the mob removed the prisoner from the view ot the governor and riddled hut with bullets. ta" dwtamlaa- TaaJS. St Leeds, As go. While swimming I t promote net ta tht Mlesoarl AthMle Club's task Saturday a!(Dt I. Jearsoa DoaaeUy, a dub tsenttMf, was drowned. Donnelly wet unifocal atawa for a large dothlsg concern. sad bed a wide aeeaaiatae eaoag aationai gaarda tbrottglMot the eu-tT. ised steps to relieve suffering, care for the wounded and bury the dead. ' Dispatches received - from Chile Monday tend to show that the first eetl matte of casualties and material damage - had been greatly exagger ated tad that the people of Valpa raiso ara becoming calmer. The fear ot further shocks hat beta removed by a statement Issued from the ob servatory and Monday it became pos sible tor the tint time to organist re lief work and begin systematic search of ths rules for the dead. Santiago ta coming to the rescue of her suffering sister. Public subscrip tions have been opened for money, clothing and provisions tad the capi tal It earing for all refugees from Valparaiso who make their way across tht mountains. Ths government Is putting down ptllagt wherever it breaks out, With troops. ; . .- e It Is still Impossible to reach any correct estimate ot the dead and In Jured. Tht reports from Chile are most conflicting. . r A large section of the country, how ever, waa visited by the catastrophe and tabled estimates of casualties refer In tome taataaeea ta particular localities, notably Valparaiso, tad la others evidently to the entire district which suffered from the shock. -The number of deed In Valpa rates doubt- will run Into tht hundreds and for tht entire country probably Into tht thousands.' Tht property dam- ace Is estimated at frost IXie.OO.00 to 83o0.OO0.0Ot. Relief U being W gaalssd with system end the gov era meat haa takea oompiett control of the situation. The remoter districts bava act yet beea beard from and efforts are being to establish eeanmualeatioa either by wire or eoarter with the prwvlacea, . . . The statement it nude that every buUdlac ta Valparaiso baa beea dam aged and t)ie etty hat beea dascrtbed as "BOiahsMiaW." Tie Aiisindrat quarter tad the artsdttal etrotta are mere beese of ftilna.- The people still throng lie surrounding bills and the seaashore and many are leaving tbe locality as best they may. It Is reported that at several points the coast has listed above Its former level. The troops are maintaining perfect order and the military ambulances are carrying the wounded to the hospitals. Hospital and medical supplies are being sent down to Valparaiso from Santiago. commercial crisis It feared and very little business is being done. Santuco. Chile. Ann. .it The situa tion Is "becoming'' clesre'r. A relief committal was organized here Sun day and the street railroad service was resumed. It was feared that San tiago would be plunged in darkness owing to lack of coal to supply the gas works bat the officials of the (ta com pany say that they haws a sufficient supply to last a week. Car let Edwards, one of the proprie rs of the Merenrio, of Valparaiso, bat arrived hart on horseback from that city. Be confirms tht reports that Almendral quarter tad tht prin cipal avenue of Valparaiso bava been transformed Into beans of ruins When he left tht city the city In habitants were wandering about look ing for relatives and friends. The ma jority of the. inhabitants be says, have sought refuge on the hills, tn ths parks and alone ths seashore. The admin istration building and tbe Victoria theater bad disappeared oven to their foundations. The marine arsenal was only slightly damaged hot not any of tht private residences were habitable. In softs of ths dasolartoa perfect or der was maintained by the troope which were bivouacked on the grand avenue and Victoria square. Tht mil itary ambulances were gathering np tht woanded and tht dead. When Mr. nwardt left Valparaiso ft was Im possible to determine tbe number of persona killed bat according to his sstlmata tht number of livee lost was small when the extent of the catas trophe was takea Into eoaalderstlom. At tea depot he saw 80 bodies. The aha hotel was standing tad all the guests escaped Injury bat Mr. Ed wards retards Valparaiso as being uninhabitable tor the present The squadron at cavalry format; the srandantial escort bee started from here got Valparaiso with InsUaetlons at nqesattloa aa the settle met with bstweea thai place and Valparaiso and to drive the herds to stty tn order to prevent a Pvtateea Colorado Springs, CoL. Am. It With ths declaration that tht fight for the eight-hour law la prectlee!l woa, the ttd ansae coaeattna of die Interaattoeal Typognphlni! Cstoa Friday voted to redact the strike assessment from 40 per cent, to per cent of the waace of oa piored printers. At thai ttse ?t.KA members are working eight bmre, ?.lr& are under s aine-becr ecstract o 4.-. are oe strike. Yield Is Hearty Twice Tbat cf Its, Claseat Ceaiaetitore la Winter Waeat Orowlaa-Cora Also Practises Wall. Topeka, Aug. 16. F. D. Coburn, sec retary of the Kansas state board ot agriculture, estimates the Kansas wheat crop for 1808 at 11,885,678 bush els. The report issued by Mr. Coburn Tuesday it based on the conditions ss found by the board's correspondents August 8. TU it tht Brat estimate ot the yield ot wheat for IW, the report Issued Junt I being the acre age and per cent of condition. The report follows: ' This year's yield of winter wheat. as stated at this time by the men who hart grown it, and who art now threshing and marketing It Is W 676 bushels, n very large proportion of which la of more than the usual high quality. The average on the entire area sown Is given as 14.7 bushels. but the government report Issued Au gust 10 estimated ths average , yield per acre at 15.8 bushels. Ths year's crop, as reported at this time. It per cent larger than that of last year. 41 per cent more than tht 1804 yield. and It tht state's second greatest Mr. Coburn Is himself surprised at the enormous yield of Kansas wheat this year. Two months ago be under estimated the crop by nearly 20 mil lion bushels. "It will certainly be extremely grab Ifylng to every Kansan to see the of ficial figures showing that this stats again leads all others by far tn the production of winter wheat; it la fact that Its crop Is well toward twice as much as that of Its closest competi tors, which this year are Nebraska and Indiana, and more than twice as much st waa produced In auch con ceded leading agricultural states ss Illinois and Ohio," said Mr. Coburn. The government ratee Missouri, Ok lahoma, California and Michigan In the crack winter wheat producers of the world, but Kansas haa more than these four combined. I doubt If our peo ple realise that no other state In the world, whether It raises winter wheat or spring wheat seems able to equal the enormous outputs of Kansas year after year. v "A remarkable fact In connection with the present situation la that no ODserver oi eonainons - sixty - nays age would have had the hardihood to predict a yield within 10 . million bushels of what the growers now re port, and the man who aald 25 mil lion bushels less would hare been ac cepted as a very safe and sane guetstr. The large yield and tht high quality art squally a surprise, when tht surlier outlook Is considered. "The corn, too, In most parts of ths state, It growing by leaps and bounds, and astonishing ths many who only a few weeks sines could at best see only a moderate prospect To be sure, the best prospect is outside those parts of the state looked to for large acreage and a sure yield of great bulk, but anything like favorable conditions for the next thirty days would seem to make certain a mighty aggregate of tht eertal that really makes the stats rich" . .. ; ::,!, STEH SLAHD IH PITTSBURG. The Dataaltlaa Fresiaeat at the Chlecatc Baak BeeaaraJaed aa a Trala la Tact city. - Pittsburg, Aug. 11 Paul O. Stena- snd, the defaulting president ot the Milwaukee Avenue 8tatt bank of Chi cago, wss in Pittsburg Wednesday and at present Is thought to be In the L Btensland waa seen aboard a Pennsylvania railroad train at tha Union station by Oscar Holmer, a mechanical engineer, who need, to be a aloes friend of Stsnsland, but had not sees him for two years. - Holmer had tons to tha station to meet friend who waa on his way cast and while talking In the Pullaaa car kla attention was unsxplalnably attracted a man tested near. In tailing of the Incident Holmer eald: - "I walked up to bun and aald. Hullo, Btensland, what art yoe do ing hertf ' 1 Tor God's take,' ht said, la It yonf Dost gtvt me away.' 1 told him he tad hit attain wart tons ot my business 'tad then ht started to talk. He ssld be supposed knew all about hie treablo cad de clared he was almost out ot bis mind with worry. . Be told s that he was going east tad said be bad plenty of nwasy," ;. t fHEST. RIPLEY'S ACT. ANOTHER OPIN LtTTIB TO THI PEOPLE Of KANSAS. Ballmerf VinllM. faaaea. State Pol. itiea and capital stocx vaiuse .. ' - Are Discussed. .:. .. - TO THS PEOPLB OF KANSAS: Since the publication of my fire letter I have received a very large!1 number of communications, of which . about one-half ara In approval, one quarter In criticism and tht rost ask Ing for Information. . . & , ,, Finding It out of ths question to an' swer each letter. I have decided to answer all at once so far as Is prao . tlcable. 1" t Those who take Issue with the first letter mainly dwell on these points: 1. Alleged overcapitalisation. 1. The taxation of railway property. ; 8. The issue of free passes. t 4, The alleged Interfertnet of the) railroad in politics. -'- ' As to tht firstr I stated that tht 8anta Ft wss worth all It Is capita Ised tor. I am aeked U the stock holders who bought the , stock tan years ago at say, $18.00 a share, have not made money. Of course they have, but has that anything to do with the case? They had courage enough to buy an Interest, tn a discredited concern, Just emerging from ban, ruptcy only a few had the oouragt to do It Tht great bulk of our com mon stock was held by those who uwurju it, wunu uier irmiias i iiirMi t - w .i eurred; who held It throughout tht , receivership snd who paid an asses . ment of 810.00 per share In cash la nnlAr tn' kAAn it. How about those J. people, most of whom paid par ot . more for the stock In the '80's, and , who not only got no returns between ' 1888 and 1899, but paid an assessment besides? ' 1 ' '' Among ths letters received Is ont from which I quote as follows: On March 11, 1889, I bought San ta Fe stock, paying 855 for each share. On July 11, 1895, I paid , on each share of stock a cash assssa ment of 810. Fifty-five dollars, with Interest at six per cent compounded annually for seventeen - yearn amounts to $147.96, and ten dollars -compounded at the same rate foi eleven years amounts to $18.90. And there has been no time In the laat seventeen years that I could not compound at that rate semi-annually Instead of annually. My stock should -to-day represent to me $166.85 per share. I have received on each share dividends to the amount of 121.60. Deducting this from the above amount would leave each share standing me at $145.35. The stock It selling at 93, and I am a loser of $62.36 on each share. And yet ac cording to the Topeka Capital, be cause stock sold at 18 eight years ago I am not a loser at all. but am a aalnu by 800 per cent No doubt but that - most of the stockholders stand about In the earns position I da" .,. The above, letter la from a citltea of Kansas Whom I do not know and never heard of before, but ht was for tunate in only having paid $51 pet share many of tht present itockholnV a psld $120. . . ; f : ; I repeat that, whether we consldet - what ths property haa cost (Including in the cost tbe Interest on Invest - meutf , ur wueiuer w uirasmer lis ra . production value. It Is not over-capital-' Caaraed wtn Kllltaa Bremen Art! more, I. T, ' Aug. 11 United states officials havt pieced Cal Stew art aader arrest at Marietta, charged with the killing af bit brother. Ben The tragedy took pteot Tuesday sf lartooa while the two ware retara lag bomc. It alleged that the atea quarreled. That Stewart shot ho) brother throagh the head. The de fendant It a ertxBlaeat stock ro a sad stands btsh. His arrest has caused a atiea. Recently tha two were tr- rcstad oa the ettsrft ef kllltag Dr. Graham, the pbrsiclaa at Holder, sad i released oa bond of $ii,000. Uart it la the federal kUl here. i Second, taxation; The Santa : Ft desires to pay its fair share of tht taxes levied for the support of tht state; it will not be heard to murmur so long ss Its property Is assessed at the same proportion of its real value la ths property of other citizens there Is no reason why It should bt favored la this respect on the ont hand or oppressed on the other.' (1 may say that In my opinion, a strict and honest application of this prlnr elple would considerably reduce tht taxes we now pay.) Third, as to passes: It is almost universal custom m every part of tht country to transport tree of charge national, state and county officers; It waa originally meant aa a courtesy. and I have never felt that It gave tht railroad any claim on tbe conscience of the official receiving it nor have -I known of any case where a legl lator has voted or beea expected to vote against his convictions because of holding a pass. If the people of Kansas desire tbat this courtesy shall cease to be extended to their officers, , there win be no objeetica raised by this compsny. But the prehlbltloa ot psseee to other that railway employee1 win not materially increase the- pas- -senger receipts. Fourth, the railroad In politics: ' We have the same Interest tn good government as has any other cltlsea tad tht tamt right to display that In terest As tbe largest corporation la the state and tht largeet tax payer ere have a vital hi tercet la tana and conservative legislation and whsm (as ban too often been the case) there -hi danger that the state will be swept off Its feet by appeal to paaatoa sad prejudice made by dcetgnlng dema gogues for their own personal cade, It becomes s duty to oppose those mesv by fair and legal means la such " oases, and ta scab eases only, will the Santa Fe to tooad la pontics. In di vidual employee art aaraatrictedi they may bold acd arersss ccob view se they think proper, bat their action " b) not to be tebsa ae that ot the coa pany, aor Is the latter leepoaaibie for their political optntoaa or attcraaces. I realise fully that each prosperity as the State Fa bsa eajoyed Is dot . largely to the energy Bad thrift of the fsnees people, eat they snook) also lecogalM that wc bava done out share. Each is necessary to the wel fare of the other; aad if, la the last teeaoa, there has been any good work deaa ta the etate, ov for tbe mate, ta which the casta Fe hat tailed to . Its part, tad more than Its part, I im ttf-h atinakear (trXMn 1. t. RIRJTT, ' PMMSdt A, T. S. F. V- Co. ChiOa Aug. tl, m. .