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VOLUME LXXX.-XO. 93.
VOTERS SEE
THE LIGHT
Republican Spirit Aflame
in San Bernardino
County.
THRONGS ADDRESSED BY
S. M. SHORTRIDGE.
He Appeals to Californians *"to
Stand for National
Honor.
FREEMEN SHOULD STUDY THE
CURRENT ISSUES.
Party Lines Must Go Down for the
General Good — Converts Made
by His Speech.
BAN BERNARDINO. Cal., Aug 31.—
This has been a irreat day for the Republi
cans of this county. Tbe formal opening
of the campaign at the pavilion to-nieht
by Hon. Samuel M. Shortridare marked a
revival oi the oid-fasnioued spirit that
moved men in the days when their liber
ties ai.d homes were assailed by the hordes
of Democracy in the past. People of all
grades of political beliei? poured into town
from workshop and lield and filled the pa
viiion. It was a representative, thought
iul audience, composed of earnest people —
people who came to listen, to reason to
getner and to applaud. When Mr. tshort
rid^e announced that he came to address
the people as Californians, regardless of
their past party affiliations, he struck a
Keynote that met with hearty applause,
i! stated that it was a time for earnest
thought and patient investigation, and
bela it to be the duty of every man to act
at the polls in such a mariner as to pre
serve his country's honor and promote the
general welfare of the people.
It is the opinion oi" conservative Repub
lican- that the meeting will result in great
Republican gains. Editor R. C. Haruison
cf the Sun said: "We have needed just
such an awakening. The reaction for Mc-
Kinley has set in in earnest, and this
meeting cements Republicans and brings
new strength. "
Judge F. W. Gregg said: "I now fee.
sure that McKinley will sweep tho coun
try. Ihe sound doctrines so eloquently
propounded by Mr. Shortridge will do
much to bring every true patriot into line."
Chairman Fleming of the County Cen
tral Committee is hopeful over the out
look. "With a few such rousing m?et
ings," he said, "the people will see where
truth and justice lie, and there will be
little danger of Democratic success."
J. A. Whitmoresiaiu : "Seidom has there
been such enthusiasm here. We need just
such service as Mr. Shortridee is doing for
the party. I think the outlook for Re
publican success is growing brighter every
day."
J. C. Lynch is another hopelul Repub
lican of prominence. He said: "When ;be
masses hear the charming doctrines of Pte
vmblicanism proclaimed thus in a bold
and eloquent way they will not wander
from the fold. This meeting marks a re
newal of the old faith— thia country is
safe."
in spite of the unusual heat the pavilion
was crowde& at an eariy hour. The fol
lowing vice-presidents occupied the plat
form: T. H. Goff, Arnold Atwood, \V. S.
Hooper, W. C. Fuller, Dr. J. M. Hurley,
C. B. Hamilton, C. W. Allen, J. L. Bat
tery, J. C. Lynch, J. A. \Vhitmore, Dr. G. L.
Hutchinson, Colonel Adolph Wood, James
Fleming, L. I. Coy, Colonei \V. L. Vestal,
Richard Brewart, Beiijamin Pearson, J. N.
V.ctor, Charles Lundholm. C. W. Mettler,
P. W. R chardson, Harry Hillyer, C. P.
Barrows, John Brown Jr., D. T. Hayes,
C. N. Damron, O. P. Sloat, C. J. Daley.
W. H. Rohrer, Judge C. C. Bennett, B, W.
Mosher, W. H. Jone«, J. W. McCracken,
W. F. Grow, Dan Rathbun, W. A. Vale|
C. P. Gifford, M. V. bweesey, Jud.<:e F. W*
Gregg, O. Newburg and S. F. Zoiubro.
There was enthusiasm in town long be
fore the arrival of Mr. Shortridge. The
following gentlemen were tha committee
that escorted him from Colton to San Ber
nardino: Hon. J. C. Lynch, candidate
for Lieutenant-Governor; W. S. Hooper,
C. W. Allen, J. A. Whiimore and Coionel
L. F. Eggers. They escorted the distin
guished visitor to the Stewart, where
luncheon awaited the party, and the after
noon was spent by the committee in ar
ranging for the great meeting.
Long before 8 o'clock, in spite of the
oppressive heat of the evening, the great
pavilion was crowded with thousands of
representative citizens, who listened with
patience and applauded with vigor as the
orator scored point after point against the
Democrats.
C. C. Haskell, chairman of the County
Central Committee, called the meeting to
order and intioduced Colonel L. P. Eggers
as chairman. The Riverside Quartet sang
"The Free-trade Mill," whereupon Mr.
Shortridge was escorted to the platform
amid great applause. Colonel Eggers
njade a happy speech, introducing Mr.
Shortridge as one Known throughout the
West "as a student, lawyer and orator fit
to propound the great issues of the day."
Colonel Eggers made a graceful speech on
the issues of the campaign saying:
"The present is an auspicious period in
American history. Within ten years
there have not been such vital issues
before the people as now. Four years ago
the Democrats made rosy promises and
stated their purposes. They have had
control of the Government and, as u«ual.
they have completely failed. [Great
laughter and applause.] The result is
complete bankruptcy and destitution on
every nand."
Following this neat speech, Mr. Short
ridge was presented, the audience ap
plauding for some minutes. He was in
good voice and the multitude was ripe to
he *r him preach the gospel of protection
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and prosperity. He held their attention
with frequent interruptions of applause,
for more than an hour and a half, begin
ning as follows:
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen of San
Bernardino, fellow-citizens— all of you Callfop
nians I know, Americans I know, and menaud
women devoted to your city, your county,
your State and your country. It is to me a
matter of pride and a matter of genuine pleas
ure to look into the faces of so many intelli
gi-nt. thoughtful, earnest men and women. 1
beg you to believe t,hat I am here for the same
purpose as you; that I come here for the same
object; that I am not here for any personal
display, not to achieve any temporary
tnumj.h, or to beg from you any temporary
applause; but I am here, as you are, to con
sider wnerein lies your duty to this great
campaign, wherein lies tne duty of the Ameri
can man, and wherein lies the duty of the
genuine American woman, wlierein lies the
duty ot the Californian who loves his State, of
a citizen who is interested in the welfare of
his country; and believe men when I say to
yon that, without prejudice, without affecta
tion, without animosity toward any man, I
affirm as a result of some reflection that the
welfare of California and the welfare of our
beloved country as a Nation depends upon the
triumph of William McKinley. [Applause.]
If there be men here who differ from me; if
there be men here who were taught in other
schools of politics, who worship, maybe, at
other shrines, who were taught to revere the
name of Jackson or Jefferson and the long line
of distinguished Democratic statesmen; if
there be men here who have heretofore affili
ated with other parties, marched under other
banners, listened to other arguments and be
lieved in them, I beg you to give me credit for
the same sincerity which 1 will willingly ac
cord to you. I give you credit for loving your
country, and I should think that if there is a
man in this audience who would not lay down
ho lite for that dear beloved banner of the
American stars he would be unworthy of the
name of an American citizen. [Applause. J
And I know there is no such man here. I
know that though men differ upon political
quej-tions, though they may get heatet in de
bate, though they may differ radically upon
questions of the hour, yet an audience such as
this, men such as are here in your county,
are, after all and above till, devoted to the con
stitution and liberty and to ihe flag. And,
therefore, I know that I may speak to you
freely, sincerely, frankly, in the hope that you
may come to believe, as I believe, that the
welfare of our country, the restoration of busi
ness, the revival of industries, lie in the tri
umph of the Republican party in this cam
paign. [Applause.]
The welfare of our country and the restora
tion of business prosperity and confidence lie
In the restoration of the Republican party to
power. [Ar.plause.] The great trouble is not
that the people lack patriotism; not that they
have drifted away from the true principles of
government, but that they have listened to
false prophets and bad logic. We must brine
back to power the party that has the brains,
statesmanship and business sagacity to con
duct the National Government successfully.
[Prolongt-d applause.]
Would you trust a captain who loses every
vessel ? Would you believe in a man who has
failed in everything ? Yet the Democrats ask
you to do this-— ask you to trust them when
they have failed in all their pledges. A few
years ago the air wus full of Democratic 1 prom
ises — promises free as the air. Their doctrines
of free trade were Fet forth as panaceas for all
our ills. ]Laughter.] But let me say this in
all earnestness: If there is a Democrat in this
audience who is proud of the administration
of his party for the past four years I :~houM
like to have his phot.graph takes: and enlarged
to exhibit to the people of this State. [Great
applause.]
Yet, my friends, it is foolish people that for
get the past, even if the past dies Soon. Each
day dies, each flower fades, yet the experience
of the dead days ought to live as a beacon light
for the future.
But a few months ago no one was so rash as
to suppose that the Democrats had one chance
in forty, much less one in sixteen. [Laugh
ter.] Why? Because the party had cast gloom
everywhere and the people had refused to fot
low more the politicaldoctor who had brought
all his patients to the cemetery. [Gr at ap
plause.] Then why does anybody follow the
Democratic party now? I ask you to apply the
same business sense to politics that you do in
the ordinary affairs of life. Here you find a
party whose promises have ali been ropes of
sand, and If you use your brains, if patriots
everywhere will only think, we will b? saved,
and, thank God, we will have seen the end of
Democracy in this country.
This sentiment met with prolonged ap
plause, after which the speaker hastened
to the tariff question, saying:
The Sate of California has lost more on the
Wilson bill than it would have lost by a blight
or by a total failure of crops. Yet while this
State has lost many millions the New England
States are in sackcloth and ashes, villages
throughout the land are deserted ana the
whole country is psostrated by one brief but
disastrous reign of Democracy. [Applause.]
Fellow-citizens, if you want prosperity, if
you want the factories to start, the products <">[
the farm protected and a general revival of
business vote for McKiniey, who stands for the
American system. [Great applause.]
The speaker next devoted himself to the
attempt of the Democrats to stir up sec
tional strife. Said he:
It;is wrong in this campaign to create tne
Impression that there are classes in this coun
try. What's in broadcloth or in rags? We are
all Americans, and all are equal beiore the
lav. There is do East, no West, no North, no
South. It is all one country, one constitution,
one flag, one destiny. [Great applause.]
Coming to the silver question, the
speaker said many things which met with
great applause. While he persistently
denied that silver was the overshadowing
issue, he admitted that it was an impor
tant question in the campaign. T c
Democrats never discovered it until the
eleventh hour.
But the Republican party has been pre-eml
nentiy the friend oi silver. It nasdone for the
cau>.e of silver more by far\han the Democrats
accomplished from Jefferson to Cleveland.
L'p to 18-11 the whole amount of silver coined
in this country was about eight millions of
dollars, but the amount from that time on runs
bu . oiid $450,000,000. In 1801 there were in
circulation but 13 cents per capita, while to
day $8 circulate for every person. [Applause.]
The Repub.ican party is for honest, genuine
bimetallism. That great party is for conserva
tive money; it favors gold and silver, the ono
uqual to the other. We want a dollar worth
100 cents, so that if you take the wings of
morning and fly to the wave-washed isles of the
distant sea, wnn auy piece of money bearing
the American stamp, it will dc* worth Ks fnce
In sold. [Tremedous applause.]
Why is it that the American silver dollar is
worth 100 cents? Why are ali forms of our
circulating medium kept at par, even the little
nickel? Because the Republican party has
enacted and preserved the true system oi
money, so that all grades of money are redeem
able in coin, in gold. But the Government
cannot keep these forms of money at par if the
mints of the United States are thrown open to
the silver oi the world. If we stay wh^re we
are and follow busi ness lines we are safe, but
if we follow false prophets we will go to' the
wa'.l.
Now I want you to bear in mind that the
Republican party has made a promise to do all
in its power for international bimetallism*!
but that party is not rash enough to oppose
the en'ire commercial world on a scheme that
would bankrupt the treasury of the entire
Nation.
I tell you, fellow-citizens, tins great Nation
mu-i be sustained in its honor and intcgrit.-.
There are gome things more to be desired than
gold and silver. We must uphold National
honor aud bound niouey, must preserve the
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1896.
constitution and the fiac, emblems of our lib
erty.
Mr. Shortridge discussed the tariff at
considerable leng'h, showing that free
tra'ie had ever brought ruin, and provine
the truth of McKinley's proposition that
open mills are more to be desired than
oppn mints. At the conclusion of the
speech there was great applause.
Republicans feel that the campaign has
Degun in earnest and that McKiuley and
protection will win.
JAPAN MAY LOSE FORMOSA.
European Powers Casting Longing Eyes
Toward the Island That Cannot Be
Fully Subdued.
SEATTLE," Wash., Aug. 31.— Th* steam
ship Miike Maru arrived in port this after
noon trom Yokohama, Japan, with the
following advices: Formosa contiuues in
a state of rebellion acainst Japanese rule.
Japanese forces are kept constantly on the
alert in an endeavor t.o subdue the rebels.
Discussing this state of affairs the Japan
Daily Mail urges the immediate suppres
sion of upri-ings and says: "There are
certain foreign countries that have long
turned longing eyes upon Formosa, and
are most anxious to gain possession of it.
If in view of these repeated disturbances
and failures to administer the island the
world decides that Japan is not competent
to hold it, what a bitter disgrace it will be
to her."
Continuing, the paper says the only way
in which the Government can raise funds
for the suppression of disorder and to
bring about peace is "to take a really bold
step, racing a loan, domestic and foreign,
on security of the island. If Formosa be
placed in pledge there would be no diffi
culty in obtaining 100,000,000 yen, for for
eigners would be delighted to go into such
an investment."
Early in August many papers discussed
the probable resignation of the Ito Minis
try. The Kokumin said: "The Ito Cabi
net is clever in pleasing foreigners, but
unskilled in using them to its own pur
poses. Hence it meets with many contre
temps in its foreign policy. The methods
pursued by the Ito Cabinet suggest that
to show friendship toward the representa
tives of great powers is deemed sufficient,
but we see no evidence of any attempt to
make use of the services of foreigners so
that Japan's interests may be boldly
pushed."
Great damage is being done by floods
to the rice crop and property in Niigata.
The rice harvest has b«en reduced less
than half, and the Prefect of Niigata has
ordered that no rice be exported "until
the misery of poor sufferers has been alle
viated to a reasonable extent."
The western part of Toyama has been
flooded and over 6000 houses inundated.
T>*tit>eiler at Portland.
PORTLAND. Ob., Aug. 31.— Grand Ex
alted Ruler Meaue D. Detweiler of the
Elks arrived this morning from California.
He was taken in charge by a committee
from Portland Lodge No. 142 and driven
about the city during the afternoon. In
the evening he was tendered a reception
at the iodgerooms. He will leave for
Pu.set Sound and the East to-morrow
morning.
Receiver liurlrigh Step* Out.
SEATTLE, Wash., Auir. 31.— At mid
night Andrew F. Burleighol the Northern
Pacific road turned over all property in
his receivership district to the reorgan
ized Northern Pacific Railway Company.
He had been in charge as receiver for
eleven months. The entire road is now
under a uew management and ownership
THE VISION AT INDIANAPOLIS.
"jtfngets and ministers of yrace, defend vs —
&o thou a spirit of hoaith cr goblin damned. "
HOVEL EXHIBITS .
AT SACRAMENTO
To- Day the Forty-Third
State Fair Will
Open.
BIG CROWDS EXPECTED
The Pavilion Houses a Rich
Array of California
Products.
LIVESTOCK HERDS ARRIVING.
Horticu tural and Viticultural Depart
ments Well Fill' d— Senator
Teller to Speak.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Aug. 31.—To
morrow is the opening aay of the forty
third annual fair of the State Agricultural
Society. To-morrow the big show at one
of the handsomest and most spacious pa
vilions and at one of the fastest tracks
that was ever pressed by a horseshoe will
open. The crowd is coming, and the
hotels are prepared for the crowd. That a
large representation is expected from some
of the truly rural districts oi the State is
indicated by the enterprising landlord,
who is also in business as a lifetfcaver,
brand new signs reading thus hanging
from some of the chandeliers:
"Please do not blow out the gas. It will
kill you."
Out at the beautiful pavilion everything
is hurry and bustle. A great force of
painters, decorators, carpenters, exhibit
ors and expressmen were rushing to and
fro to-day, bringing exhibits out of boxes
and order out of chaes. The roofs of the
pavilion are one vast spectacle of glowing,
moving colors. Flags and penants and
graceful festoons hang from the ralters.
It at once brings to the memory visions of
the Midwinter Fair.
The exhibits were not all in this after
noon, but the work of arranging them con
tinued with an extra force of men last
night, and they were hard at work until
far into tc-night. In fact it was the inten
tion not to stop work at all until the
pavilion was presentable for the opening.
An idea of the extent of the show may be
had from the fact that in an annex to the
main pavilion there are 1200 coops for prize
' chickens, and every coop is taken. The
chicken show alone will bring procession
after procession of spectators. ?£art of the
space of Machinery Hall was given^up"to
the poultry exhibit.
Though all the pictures are not yet hung,
it ia said that the art gallery will present
a greater variety of pictures and be a finer
exhibit artistically than that at any pre
ceding fair. Tnis morning .there were
great piles of boxes and cases containing
rare works ol art on the floor, but they
were being rapidly opened and the pictures
hung by an energetic corps of workers. It
was promised that the art gallery would
ready for the sightseers to-morrow
The livestock exhibit out at the race
track will be on>: of the finest departments
of the fair. Herds came in on ever\
freight train to-day. It may take this de
partment a day or two to put on its beat
appearances.
Cassava's band will supply the music for
the nineteen days of the fair. There will
be no formal opening exercises. The fair
will just open, the ticke'.-takeis will take
their places, the band will play and spec
tators will be made welcome. Next week
there is to be a big speech by Senator
Henry M. Teller of Colorado and other
prominent Eastern politicians.
Special pride i> taken in the departments
of horticulture and viticulture. Aa these
resources are two of the State's great
specialties, so are they purticu ! arly exten
sive and attractive departments ot the
fair.
The exhibits altogether exceed those of
former years, it is said, and the fair prom
ises to be tie most noteworthy helJ by
the society.
,s.fw,/j; CITTISG AfFKAT.
Aged Men Quarrel While Vrunk and One
May IHti. . :-'.:Y '".","•
FRESNO, Gal., Au -. 31.— A cutting
atfray took place at Sander yesterday.
The victim, Frank Hawk, a man about 50
years old, will probably die. John Sipp,
wi odid the cutting, lives it "BilT'Bonni
rield's place, and is nearly 70 years old.
He is a veteran soldier.
The quarrel . between Sipp and Hawk
occurred at D ivid Quail's place, four miles
north of Sanger. and was the result of a
drunken quarrel over a bottle of whisky.
Sipp seized a pocket-knife and made a
slash at Hawk, laying open the abdomen
with a gash over three inches in length.
Sipp gave himself up to Deputy Constable
J. W. Perry at Sanger, who brought his
prisoner to the Fresno jail. Sipp refuses
to make a statement.
MURDERED IN DEL NORTE
Charles Perry's Body Found by
Sheriff Ferguson Near
Crescent City.
Placer Miners Are Holding Captive a
Man Supposed to Be His
Slayer.
GRANTS PASS, Or., Aug. 31.—Infor
mation was received cere to-day from
Sheriff Fred Ferguson of Del Norte
County, Cal., that the body of Charles
Perry had been found in a well on the old
wagon road between Kerbyville, Or., and
Crescent City, Cal.
Perry had been employed at the Brown
Copper Company's smelter at Waldo, and
when the piaut was closed last spring for
improvements he was induced by a man
named Nealson to go with him to a sup
posedly rich placer claim about twenty
miles from Waldo, in the direction of the
coast. Perry, before starting on the trip,
asKed the advice of W. H. Wood, who had
charge of the smelter, and Wood advised
him not to go, as there were no placer
claims in California or Oregon that wouid
jcive 50 cents to the pan, as had been rep
resented by Nealson, and if a man haa a
claim half as rich he need never work a
/day.-
V "And," added ' Wood, . "I am an old
timer in Oregon, Charley. Beware of that
m!in."
; In spite of Wood's advice and warning
Perry left with his man. A few evenings
after their departure Nealson, it is claimed.
— Jfam'et, ftct /, Scene 4.
9howed up at Payne station and offered
Perry's watch for sale to t!>«' storekeeper,
who, luckily for justice, '...tight it and
afterward itloaman named Smith,
who carried it to Hum bold t County, Cal.
Wood, not hearing from his old smelter
employe, reported lii* suspicions to Sheriff
Ferguson of D-l Xorte County, Cal., nnd
also to the Sheriff of Josephine Covintv,
Or. The Del Norte Sheriff (Ferguson)
hearing about tne sale of the watch tol
lowea ap the clew and located the watch
in Humboldt County. Ferguson then
turned hia attention to the finding of
Perry's bi dv, for although the miner sus
1> ■< ti d Nealson yet t:;ere was only the evi
dence of the watch against him and to
arrest him might defeat the ends of jus
tice.
In the meantime Nealson went to or
near Cresrent City to see his wife, from
whom he had I een separated. He told
her that his father had died in the Wil
lamette Yailev and iia<l leit him a small
fortune. He bought furniture and other
wise fitted up the house, but never sus
pected that the eyes of Fred Ferguson
were upon him night and day. Time
after time the Sheriff searched for Perry's
body, and after five months' perseverance
tie was rewarded by finding it yesterday in
an old well some distance from the Payne
sta c station.
Whether Nealson has been regularly ar
resied or not cannot be definitely ascer
tained, but word has reached here that
forty p'aeer miners have taken charge of
Nealson at Summit, and he is in danger
of lynching.
FIGHT NEAR CA RUT UERS.
Two Men Engage in a Bloody Combat
on the Plain*.
FRESNO, Cal., Aug. 31.— Zach D. Baker
and J. V. Clovd were brought to the
County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Timrnins
and Deputy Constabl • Henry from Caru
thers, fifteen miles south of this city, early
thi> morning. The two men had fought a
desperate battle on the plains near Caru
thers, during which Baker almost cut
Cloyd's coat to pieces wih a razor, but
the blude failed to penetrate to the flesh.
Cloyd used rocks in defense, and cut a
severe »;ash in his opponent's scalp. He
is much smaller than Baker, and suffered
the most punishment. He was horribly
bruised about the face and his features
were unrecognizaole.
Each m:in claims that the other robbed
him of $80 wi.ile they were driving along
the road. Baker says that he gave Cloyd
the beating and used the razor on him to
get him to give up the troney he had
stolen. Baker had fallen asleep, and
claims that Cloyd then took the money
from his pocket. Cloyd, on the other
hand, says that it was a genuine case of
hold-up. He had $30 in his pocket and
Baker knew this. Baker demanded it,
and upon refusal began beating Cloyd
and slashing at him with the razor. Baker
finally overpowered him and took the
money.
The officers do not know which story to
believe.
MARICOPA ML DISASTER.
Iteo Sectionm of a Passenger Train
Crash Togrther.
PHCENIX, Ariz., Am-. 31.-The train
from Maricopa to Phcenix broke in two
when about five miles out from Maricopa
this morning. The airbrakes stopped the
front section, and the rear cars crashed
into it, slightly injuring a number of pas
sengers and employes.
Conductor P. A. Phillips was caught be
tween two cars as he jvas attempting to
se; the brakes, and the bones of his left
lee were badly crushed above the ankle.
He was otherwise cut and braised. It is
probable he will lose his limb. Governor
Franklin was a passenger, returning from
California, and was badly shaken up, but
•ot seriously iniured.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MOUNT HOOD
IN ERUPTION
Mountain - Climbers Face
Death Near the
Summit.
IN THE PATH OF AN
AVALANCHE.
Bow'ders Started Down Toward
Them by a Volcanic
Disturbance.
SEVERAL OF THE PARTY ARE
INJURED.
Miss Fay Killingsworth Hurled Into
a Crevasse and Buried Beneath
Rocks and Earth.
PORTLAND, Or., Aug. 31.— 1t was only
through mere chance — a miracle, some
might say — that the party of mountain
climbers that made the ascent of Mount
Hood last Wednesday was not buried be
neath an avalanche of rock and ashes.
There was an eruption as the party, of
which Wiliam Killingsworth and his
daughter, Miss Fay, were members, was
making the descent of the mountain, and
the wonder is not that only a few were in
jured, but that the party escaped at all.
The party, which consisted of twenty
one persons, had reached the summit of
Mount Hood in safety at about 3:40
o'clock in the afternoon, and bad started
down again, wlien it met with an expe
rience that none of its members will care
to pass through again. They had come to
a crevasse, some four feet deep, which
about half of their number had crossed,
when they were startled by a rumbling
sound resembling the roar of distant
thunder or artillery. The next instant
the earth trembled, and smoke and steam
were set n issuing from a lowering cliff di
rectly aoove them. The air seemed to be
tilled with flying rocks, and an avalanche
of bowlders came tearing down the moun
tainside directly toward the point where
the helpless little knot of mountaineers
were standing.
There was no time to think, no way of
escape, and no power on earth could stop
the downward flight of those leaping
bowlders. In an instant almost the aya
lanclie was upon them. One of the larg
est bow ders must have struck near Miss
Fay Kil ingsworth, who was stanuing be
tween her sisters Dora ami Nannie, for she
was listed into the air, her body being
twisted into a circle so that her hands and
feet touched, and thrown into a crevasse
some ten feet deep, where she was after
ward picked up unconscious. The bowl
der cleared this crevasse and theu con
tinue! its fisrht down the mountainside.
The rest of the party escaped more for
tunately.
The guide who accompanied the party
at once went to Miss KilJingsworth's res
cue. Upon getting down into the crevasse
into which she ha I been thrown he saw
only a piece of her dress. By dint of hard
work, however, he soon had her body un
covered.
The young lady's face and hands were
brui.-ed and bleeding and ~he was uncon
scious. A small Mask of brandy was the
only restorative at hand, and this was
applied in all haste, with the desired
result. Miss Kiliingsworth had to be
carried down the mountain, and then Dr.
Raffely was summoned by telephone from
Portland, as it was feared that she was
seriously and perhaps fatally injured.
The eruption lasted but a few minutes.
After the rocks and a3hes that were
tiirown up had fallen and the bowlaers
reached their destination at the foot of
the mountain all was serene again. Sev
eral others in the party wore struck by
the rocks, but none of them were seri
ously injured.
VANCOUVER'S NEW INDUSTRY.
Chosen as the Site for a Mammoth
Smelter, Lost to Tacoma Because
of the Silver Agitation.
TACOMA, Wash.. Aug. 31.— Manager
W. R. Rust of the Tacoma smelter .has
gone to Vancouver, B. C, to meet repre
sentatives of British and American capi
talists who are to locate there large s«nelt
ing works, of which Mr. Rust will be man
ager.
A four-stack smelter is to be built, hav
ing a capacity of 400 tons of ore per day
and giving steady employment to 250 men.
British Columbia, Alaska and South
American ores are to be smelted. London,
Montreal and New York capitalists are in
terested in the enterprise, at the head of
which is C. D. Simpson, a wealthy coal
mine operator of Scranton, Pa.
Work will commence at once, that the
plant may be in operation within six
months.
Manager Rust isquotea as having stated
that the smelter goes to British Columbia
Instead of this State, because the British
capitalists interested would not invest
money in the United States at present
owing to the silver agitation.
Mr. Rust said before leaving that the
American tariff on silver and lead ores
also had much to do with it. Four
months ago it was intended to quadruple
the size of ihe Tacoma smelter at once,
but this improvement will now be delayed
until the currency question is settled.
The Vancouver company will have a
capital of $1,000,000, all of which ia re
ported to be paid in.
Cariboo's Jiieh Hint.
VANCOUVER. B. C, Aug. 31.— Word
has been received from Cariboo that the
last clean-up of sluices and cuts in the
Cariboo hydraulic mine amounted to
$81,600, after a twenty-live days' run. This
is the biggest 'prize of bullion ever cap
tured from any mine in the &ame space of
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