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SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1901.
VOLUME XC-NO. 34.
His Arrival at That Pleasure Resort Will Be the Signal for a Series
of Entertainments and That WH1 Make Pleasant His
Stay Until He Leads| Miss Natalie^ Oelri^^ Rail
PETER MARTIN OFF FOR NEWPORT
TO JOIN HIS PROMISED BRIDE, WHO
WAITS FOR HIM BY THE SEASHORE
Telluride, Colorado, the Scene of a Battle in
Which Three of the Combatants Are Mor
tally .Shot and Others Badly Wounded
FATAL FIGHT WAGES
AND NON-UNION MEN
DEATHS FROM THE HEAT TO DATE.
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ST. FATJX, July 3.- — A dispatch to the Associated Press from Havre, MMont., says the following were
shot hy the train'roDhers, who held up, the Great Northern flyer near Wagner to-day:
Gertrude M. Smith of Tomah, Wis., a passenger, who leaned from a window, received a bullet through
th.e right arm, but is not seriously hurt:
Mr. Douglass of Clancey, Mont., traveling 1 auditor for the Montana division of the Great Northern,
shot through the left 'arm', only a flesh wound. *
. Brakeman Whiteside of Havre; shot through arm near shoulder; seriously injured.'
•* --'Continued ' on Page -Nine.
time covered by a gun and was told by
the tramp that -if the train stopped he
would kill him. '
When the ' train reached a • point three
miles east of Wagner the engineer was
forced- to;, stop and: two .more men ap
peared ~ armed, .with." "Winchesters. ."--The
robbers ; commenced firings and theVpas?
sengers thought children -.were celebrating
the . Fourth. Brakeman Whiteslde of
Havre, Mont., got> off the rear end of the
train and was shot through the right arm
near the shoulder, . shattering the bone. ;
- Mr.' Douglass ; of Clancy,' Mont.,; auditor
of .the Great v Northern Montana division, 1
swung out on the steps on the south '(-He
of the'ear and , was shot through the left
ami near the shoulder, ' but received only
a flesh wound. <^ . ' "^ _ . •
¦'.? GertrudeV M. " Smith"*" of • Tomah, r WIs.,
ENDS LIFE BY SUICIDE
Wife and Neighbors of the Rev. L. O.
Brooker Find His Dead
KEARNEY. Nebr., July 3.— The Rev. L.
G. Brooker of the Evangelical church
committed suicide at his home in tills city
to-day by shooting himself with a re
volver. When discovered by his wife and
neighbors Brooker wa3 lying on a bed in
his room, with the revolver still clutched
in his right hand and a bullet wound near
the right eye and a wound in the left
Brooker was -well known In thl3 vicinity
as the "cowboy preacher" and had many
friends. He was about 43 years old and
leaves a wife and six children, one of
whom is an Evangelical preacher at She!
ton, Nebr. _ .
Later to-day it developed that Brooker
stood charged with criminal relations
with Hattie Longmate, who had been an
Intimate :" friend of the Brooker family
during her residence at Grand Island. The
Sheriff from that city arrived in Kearny
this morning with a warrant for the
preacher's arrest. Brooker declared his
innocence to the Sheriff, who then stepped,
out to get a guard for the prisoner, ant
during hi3 absence the fatal shots wera
i NEWPORT BELLE WHO IS TO
BECOME .THE WIFE' OF PE
. TER r MARTIN.' :
Count.Weds Before Teaching.
LA .-•'¦ PORTE. Ind.. July 3.— Adolph C.
Vonner, "'. an , Austrian Count,' and . Mary
Cullaton of Burlington, Iowa, were mar
ried here to-day. '"The* groom will hext
year fill' the. 'chair 'of German and French
at-Leland Stanford University.
PETER MARTIN is ' an ardent
wooer. In spite of the blistering
heat in New York he is flying, in
that direction as fast - as steam
can take him so as to be near the J
charming Miss Lillie Oelrichs, who will
soon bestow the hand which goes with .
the heart upon the fortunate Burlingame
Mr. Martin's i arrival at Newport will
be the signal for the beginning of a series
of elaborate entertainments that have
been planned in honor of the happy
couple. There are. to be dinners and v
dances galore, and also several less am
bitious affairs, that will be none the less
delightful because they will be informal. -
Peter Martin, however, did not have to
look forward to his stay at Newport for
congratulations and affairs in honor of
this happiest event 'n his life. The few
days of his stay here were crowded with*
entertainments in his honor, Martin's 1
family and his friends are ! now awaiting
the all important news — the announce
ment of the happy day.
THREE OUTLAW HOLD UP TRAIN
AND DYNAMITE EXPRESS CAR
1 'That the 'wedding will be one of the big
• events of. the Newport season seems to be
i the general • Impression. Rumor has it
; that the i nuptials "wilL, b"e> celebrated about
• the middle of c. next -month, y and thatone
of 'j. the features* of. .the, honeymoon will be
;a visit to -'this ¦ city." V'
L. Those <Vho knowTsay that it is sure to
7 be a'. church wedding, 'and,* of. course, will
j be-celebrated'at:no6u.i.the.preferred hour
'of the Newport swells. ; It will be followed
*. by^'a large, reception at, the* home "of the
' fair bride's parents: Mi\ and. Mrs. Charles
- Oelfichs.-'..0; : ". ¦/.-. - : ¦¦¦¦'¦ . .
• A large ' number, of . Mr.. Martin's friends
, expect to go to'. New r York to be present
I at the "wedding.* V V- • i"' : .". ; n
sume work until the strike Is amicably
settled and officially declared off.
As a result of this agreement every
thing Is quiet to-night, and if it continues
so to-morrow morning the Sheriff will
doubtless revoke his request for State
Cause of the Battle.
The battle of to-day grew out of the
strike inaugurated on the Smuggler Union
mineV on May 1. The management of the
company for some two years prior to that
date had been letting contracts for break-
Ing part of the ore produced by the mines.
From the start the union complained
about the contract system of breaking
ore. claiming that a large number of the
contractors could not make wagea and
that some even came out in debt to the
company at the N end of the month. The
manager of the company was called on
by the local officers of the union and
asked that the contract system be either
abolished or the contractors guaranteed
district wages of $3 per day In case they
failed to earn it contracting. The man-
ager declined to secede to the request,
and a strike en this particular property
Mills Had Resumed "Work.
The mines and mills were shut down
and remained idle until the 17th of June,
when enough non-union men and union
men who were dissatisfied with the strike
returned to work in the mines t3 break
sufficient ore to keep one of the mills run
ning, the other being dismantled for re
pairs. "With this limited force the mill has
been kept steadily .running until , this
During this" time the local officers of the
union Interviewed the manager of the
company several times, "endeavoring to
bring about an amicable adjustment of
the difficulty, but their efforts were fu
tile. Some two weeks ago a Mr. Sullivan
of the executive committee of the "West
ern Federation of Miners arrived In Tellu
ride, consulted the manager and he also
was unable to accomplish anything. Tha
prolonged strike was having suet a de
pressing influence on the business inter
ests of Telluride that last Friday a com
mittee of business men and mine man
agers of Telluride was appointed to try to
satisfactorily adjust the controversy.
Owing to the absence of the manager of
the mine this committee has been, unable
to take any action.
The officials cf. the local union severely
denounce the violence resorted to this
morning. Since the resumption of work
on the mines a feeling of bitterness and'
resentment has been growing against the
miners who returned to work.
TROOPS IN READINESS
Governor Orman Acts Promptly la
the Miners' Riots. r ..
DENVER. Colo., July 3.— When Gov
ernor Orman received word, from Sheriff
Dowtain of Telluride telling him of the
riot at the Smuggler-Union mine and ask
ing for five hundred militia, he immediate •
ly issued a call for the companies locate!
at Denver- and Pueblo to assemble at
the armories and .await further orders.
Then began telegraphic correspendenca
between the San. Miguel office and th9
Governor, the latter asking definite In
formation as to the need for trooi>3. In
the meantime State Senator Buckley
wired the Governor not to order out troops
until he heard further from him. At 10:43
o'clock the Sheriff -wlred s the Governor
that the strikers had taken forcible pos
session of the mine during the truce and
had I run the employes over the range.
The latter made no resistance and at that
time everything w"as quiet, with the strik
ers guarding the property to prevent the
return of the men. The Governor decided
to disperse the troops, but It Is under
stood instructed them to be in readiness
to respond at a moment's call.
p-»T|--a ELL.URIDE, Colo., July / 3.— Great
% II excitement, which prevailed all
I day over a riot at the Smuggler
*--*' Union mines, is rapidly subsiding
this evening. A deadly controversy
has been satisfactorily adjusted for the
present and everything is quiet in Mar
shall and Savage basins.
Early this morning word was received
. in town that there was considerable
shooting agoing on at Smuggler at 5 o'clock
and many kinds of rumors were afloat.
The trouble is only a part of the strike
trouble which has been brewing for some
time. The first rumor to reach town was
that eight or ten had been killed, but this
provedv not to , be true. However, it Is
positive that Will Jordan was shot In the
right hip; Charles Becker,: superintendent
of the mine, had his right arm broken
and badly shattered from a bullet: Shift
Boss Nicholson was shot In the head, and
a Mexican trammer by the name of J.
Lujan and John Barthtell, a miner, were
Jordan was brought to town about 2
o'clock this afternoon by five of the men
who were working for him on the Sheri
dan dump. His- wound is quite painful,
but not necessarily serious.
Doctor Attends Wounded.
Dr. Sheldon .was called to the Bullion
tunnel to dress the wounds of the Injured
men, and sent a message about noon say
ing that Becker had a bad arm and that
Nicholson, who was shot in the head, has
a chance to live, but that is about all.
At that time those were the only men on
either side whose .wounds be had attend
Most of the forenoon shots were ex
changed between the miners* deputies and
guards, but at 10 o'clock «ll,was quiet,
with the exception of a few shots now
and then. Some time this j forenoon one
of the cabins near the office building was
blown up, but it is impossible to learn
what damage, if any, was done.
The Liberty Bell and Tom Boy miners
have all practically gone out in sympathy
and those properties are all but idle in
the way of active operations. Miners are
seen coming over the range this morning
frcm the Ouray and Silverton sides, and
it is reported that the Camp Bird and
Revenue mines are also out in sympathy,
but as to these last named properties
there can be no verification. The Mayor
has ordered all saloons to be closed from
6 p. m. to 6 a. m., until otherwise notified.
Telephone wires have been cut and there
has been no communication between town
and Smuggler Hill all day.
About 6 o'clock this afternoon the corpse
of a man was brought to town from the
basin and it was found to be John Barth
tell. a Swedish miner, who was killed at
about the first shot fired. Barthtell was
fighting with the union miners.
All of the wounded except the last were
working in the mines.
How the Conflict Commenced.
As near as can bs learned the fight was
precipitated at the Sheridan tunnel which
is about three-quarters of a mile above
the Bullion tunnel, through which the
mines are worked and where the principal
boarding; and bunk houses and other
buildings and the upper terminal of the
main tramway are located.
During last night a number of union
miners went, up to a point near these
'places and at 5 o'clock this morning, it is
said, sent a man with a message to the
men working with William Jordan to the
effect that if they would stop work and
come down the hill there would be no
trouble. ¦ In response to this message it
is said the union men were fired on, re
sulting in the instant killing of Barthtell.
Jordan and his crew then sought refuge In
an old tunnel and it^ was while running
for its mouth that Jordan was . shot
thrdugh the hips>At about 11 o'clock an op
portunity was offered to bring Jordan" to
town by an old and unused trail, all other
avenues to the basin being stronglj*
guarded by the union men. The firing
gradually worked down to Bullion tunnel.
, . Communication Is Cut.
Telephone wires leading "from town to
the mines in Marshall and Savage basin
were cut at an early hour and communica
tion shut off until a- late, hour this after
noon. It is impossible to learn any par
ticulars of the fighting, as both sides re
fuse to say anything.- During the day. all
kinds of rumors were rife, some that fif
teen men were ..killed., Late this evening
Dr. Sheldon, who went up this morning,
telephoned that ten men, including the four
mentioned, above, were ' injured and that
they would be sent down as rapidly as he
could dress their wounds. Dr. Sheldon was
shot through the hand by a stray bullet.
The Tom Boy . and Liberty Bell miners
who went to the - Smuggler early this
morning r compelled those properties to
close down and returned to their respect
ives mines this afternoon after it was an
nounced' that a temporary agreement had
been reached by the union arid Edgar Col
lins, .assistant manager. This agreement
is said to be that the company win
draw - all • men from " the mines except a
few watchmen and make no effort to re-
JOEDNT BARTHTELX*, a union miner.
J. LUJAN, a Mexican, employed as trammer in the mfne^
CHARLES MV BECKER, mine superintendent, right hip brok
en and badly shattered by "bullet.
"W. M. JORDAN, shift bos3 and deputy sheriff, shot through,
hips; no bones broken.
JOHN NICHOLSON", shot through head; will probably die.
UNKNOWN MAN, shot through both legs.
DR. SHELDON, shot through the hand by a stray bullet.
Continued on Page Two.
wounded in : the shoulder and Brakeman
Woodside was shot in the body. The
wounded arrived .in Great Falls to-night
at llVclock. Woodside's condition is se
rious, j. ; ' ' . ¦'¦:¦ •,
As train No. 3 was leaving ! Malta Con
ductor J Smith noticed ,• what he'' supposed
to be a tramp on the front end of the mail
car next to the engine. He tried to drive
him off after the train started, but the man
pulled a ; revolver and said he would better
go back or,; he would "be shot. The conduc
tor j returned to the coaches and as Sheriff
Griffith of Valley. County was on the train
arranged 1 with tiim - to arrest the ' man "at
the*next siding. ' \ V; :' "•.
•When the' train [ approached , Exeter; ¦• he
next' siding west of ; Malta, the conductor
signaled^ the) engineer VtbVstop,* ?but 1 ~, the
train only. "slackened . jspeed*,' .The conductor
"signaled ; £ ¦'second ritimeUbutUhe; train- did'
not" stop. "Engineer Jones ' was' during' this
"THREAT FALLS, Mont, July 3.— Train '
No. 3 on the Great Northern, -westbound,
was held up about 2:20 o'clock this after
noon near Wagner Station, 196 miles east
of Great Falls, by three masked men. They
bjew the express car to pieces with dyna-j
mite, tearing off the roof and sides down
to the floor, and then forced the . express ;
messenger to : open- his' way* safe, but it
was empty.* Without asking him to open
the through safe, to which he did riot'
have the combination, they shattered j it
with dynamite and j secured the .'contents.*
It Is reported the ¦ booty -was $30,000, but
this cannot be verified. :
While the robbery - was in progress a
fusillade of shots. wa3 kept. up "along ;the
sides of the coaches, , forcing the ' passen
gers to remain within. Traveling Auditor
Douglass was shot in the arm and slightly,
wounded. A little girl : was also "slightly
NEW YORK, July 3.— The rain
storms of to-day, with the con
sequent fall In temperature, were
a godsend to the bulk of swelter
ing humanity in this city. As
soon as the last storm of the afternoon
had passed over the temperature imme
diately began to recede. The wind which
blew during the storm also commenced to
abate very rapidly, until it assumed the
proportions of a slight breeze only. These
atmospheric conditions, coupled with the
very considerable humidity which came
ts an aftermath of the downfall of water
from the clouds, made the suffering al
most as intense as It was when the ther
mometer had registered several degrees
Most of the hospitals are already crowd
ed to their utmost capacity, and many of
them have erected tents in their grounds
for the accommodation of the heat vic
Rapid Increase of Deaths.
The death rate has Increased with such
rapidity that the Morgue Is being taxed
as it never was before, and every avail
able foot of that institution is now occu
pied by corpses. Hospital attendants are
collapsing under the extraordinary strain
to which they have been subjected, and
were It not for the volunteers who have
come to their aid the situation would be
greatly aggravated by enforced neglect of
Although the ambulance service has
been augmented by the addition of auto
mobiles, which hare been* loaned 5 for the
purpose. It is greatly inadequate. The
horses used have been most carefully
nursed along to preserve their stamina,
but notwithstanding this many of- them
have given out. Their places are being
filled from outside sources, and so great is
the scarcity of available animals, because
of the combination of heat and grip with
which New York horses are afflicted, that
it has been necessary to send to other
cities to get a fresh supply.
Rain Reduces Temperature.
When the first downpour of rain struck
the city to-day it was accompanied by
thunder and a fair sized gale, which soon
reduced the temperature 15 degrees. The
humidity made the air so sultry, however,
that the great reduction was not percept
ible to the extent which most people
would imagine. At 12:30 p. m. the temper-,
ature registered S4 degrees, and hajf an,
hour later it had dropped two degrees.
Then it continued to fall as the rain and
•wind appeared, and at 3 o'clock It reg
istered only 76 degrees. By 4 p. m., how
ever, a rise of four degrees was noted. An
hour later the temperature dropped back
one point. Then It went forward again,
and at 5 p. m. it was 77 degrees, and 6
o'clock 78 and at S o'clock SO degrees.
The wind and lightning, which accom
panied the rain, did much damage in the
city, especially out toward Harlem. Many
trees, awning? and buildings were Injured,
but up to 10 o'clock no casualties had been
Death and Prostration.
There were eighty-nine deaths and 107
cases of heat prostration in the boroughs
of Manhattan and the Bronx during the
hours between 2 a. m. and 10:30 p. m. to
At 12:30 o'clock this (Thursday) morning
It was estimated that the total number of
deaths from heat in the last six days In
Greater New York were 600.
BALTIMORE'S HOT WAVE.
ported Up to Midnight.
Twenty-Seven Additional Deaths Re-
BALTIMORE. Md.. July 3.—Twenty
eeven additional deaths from heat were
reported to the police dp to midnight to
night. Of these fifteen died yesterday but
were not resorted until to-day. Thirty
flve cases of prostration Is the record for
the twenty-four hours ending to-night.
The grand total thus far Is eighty-three
deaths and more than S00 cases of pros
tration. While the maximum tempera
ture for the day was not so high as that
of yesterday, the relative humidity was
greater and the oppressiveness much more
severe. The highest point attained by the
mercury was reported at 3 p. m..' when it
showed 97. six degrees lower than the top
r-oint of yesterday. Shortly after 4 o'clock
a brisk wind and a brief thunderstorm
cooled the air and the mercury dropped
to 84 at S p. in., at which point it remained
DISTRESS IN PHILADELPHIA
for Those Prostrated.
Many Emergency Measures to Care
PHILADELPHIA. July 3.— Although
the temperature did not reach the record
5t made yesterday and Monday by four
degrees, the suffering from the heat and
the fatal results from the torrid wave
¦were nearly as great as on the two pre
vious days. The maximum temperature
to-day was reached at 2 p. m., when the
Weather Bureau thermometer registered
S& 2-10 degrees. . An approaching thunder-
storm then sent the mercury downward,
and at 8 o'clock to-night, when the, storm
arrived, the tempera tare had gone down
to 80 degrees. Humidity, however, then
began to play Its deadly part. The storm
brought only a light shower of rain,
•which was soon dried up by the sun
baked streets, and the percentage of hu
midity went up from 40 to 45, leaving the
city still in an uncomfortable state. |
Up to midnight the number of deaths
attributed to the excessive heat reported
since last midnight was 47, and the pros
trations over 250. The further .reports
from the police stations and hospitals will
considerably increase these numbers. Yes
terday there were more than 50 deaths
and over 300 prostrations. _, ;
Hundreds of horses have perished since
the hot spell began. Many industrial es
tablishments were again either shut down
or working short hours. It was estimated
that only one-third of the working popu
lation of the Kensington manufacturing
district was at work to-day. *
In order that . heat patients can be
promptly attended to the city authorities
have Issued orders that policemen may
seize any near-by team so as to get a pa
tient to a hospital quickly. Tents have
been erected In various parts of the city
to care for the prostrated.
Reports from interior towns of the
State indicate only slight moderation in
the excessive heat of the two previous
days. Nearly all report further prostra
tions, with here and there a death directly
attributable to the heat.
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SOME REUEP AFFORDED.
dle Atlantic States.
Showers Fall in Ohio Valley and Mid-
WASHINGTON, July 3.— Hot weather
continued to-day in nearly all sections
east of the Rocky Mountains, but
as a rule showed some, abatement from
the previous day. Reports received at
the Weather Bureau show that
temporary relief came from thunder
showers In many localities. There are no
Immediate prospects of a general break
in the hot spell. During the afternoon
showers In the Upper Ohio Valley and the
Middle Atlantic States caused a. decided
fall In the temperature. Almost similar
conditions are expected to-morrow, except
that the area over which the storms may
appear may be extended. The slight dis
turbance noted last night in the West In
dies Is not making any marked advance
and the relief hoped for in that direction
is not materializing. The area of low
pressure In the Lake Superior region is
moving very slowly .to the northeast and
remains practically Mifeless, so that lit
tle relief is expected from that source. It
will be warm again in the morning,
Weather Bureau officials say, and the
only appreciable breaks In temperature
will result from local storms.
Ninety degrees and over were recorded
to-day in Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati,
Davenport. Denver, Des lloines, Indian
apolis, Little Rock. New Orleans, Mem
phis. New York, North Platte, Omaha.
Pittsburg, Salt Lake, St. Louis, St. Paul,
Springfield. 111., and Vicksburg, while in
Kansas City the thermometer registered
102 and In Phoenix, Ariz., 106.
Hot weather generally prevailed in
Kansas and Missouri, these States getting
In Washington the thermometer reached
a maximum of 96, but toward evening it
grew gradually cooler, until at 8 oldock
SO degrees prevailed. There were fifteen
prostrations from the heat and two deaths
reported up to 10 o'clock to-night.
HEAT DRIVES MEN TNSANTL
Great Hwnidity the Cause of Much
Suffering and Many Deaths.
CHICAGO. July 3.— While the tempera
ture of to-day was lower than several
days for the last week, the great humid
ity made It one of the most uncomfort
able days this city has experienced dur
ing the summer. There were three deaths,
sixteen prostrations and one case of in
sanity due to the heat. The last case
•«ras that of Mrs. Mary Brown, whose de
mentia made her 'enter the residences of
her neighbors, where she smashed furni
ture, glassware and pictures. She was re
moved to the Detention Hospital and is
expected to recover. ¦•.-.¦
• The maximum temperature of the day
was S4 and the humidity was 89. Warmer
weather Is predicted for to-morrow.
KANSAS CITY, July 3.-Kansas City to
day was the center of the hottest area in
the country- Within a radius of 200 miles
of this city the thermometer ranged from
96 to 108 degrees. In Central . Kansas hot
winds are reported as literally burning up
all vegetation. At Leavenworth, Kans.,
the highest point recorded In this part of
the country for yeaxs was reached, the
Government thermometer In that . city
marking 108 at 3 o'clock. Other records
in Kansas: ""v
Hutchinson, 105; Fort Scott, 104; Atchi
son, 100; Arkansas City, 98.
In Missouri— Sedalia, 104: Kansas City,
Humidity Has Caused Unusual Suffering in
the East and Since the Hot Wave Began
There Have Been About 700 Deaths
SOME CITIES FROM
SUN'S FATAL GLARE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.
ITew Tork 493
Cincinnati - 7
Other places (estimated) 100
85 to 106.
TotalDeaths 718 ''
ITew Tork 493
Cincinnati - 7
Other places (estimated) 100
85 to 106.
TotalDeaths 718 ''