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Continued on Page 2 t Column^ . Apostolic Delegate Coming. ,EL PASO. - Tex., April 29.— Monsignor Deomede Falconlo, apostolic, delegate of Pope Leo XIII • to; Washington, reache3 here early to-morrow morning on Ijis way to San Francisco, whence he will sail for the Orient, and extensive preparations foi^his reception have been made Dyjthe W^man Catholic clergy and others of ihis 11 iWTWIiii "¦¦¦.; lowing him closely came special trains bearing a squadron of cavaliy, a provi sional division of the naval militia and a provisional regiment of infantry, all from New York. Governor Van Zant of Minnesota, Gov ernor Cummins of I Iowa and Governor Mickey of Nebraska arrived early this afternoon, and Governor Cummins In par ticular was attended by a staff sufficiently numerous to make up a squadron of cav alry In itself. Governor Durbin of Indiana, with a staff of fifty people, is expected this even ing. In addition to the troops - from New York, the following State troops arrived during, the day: One provisional regi ment and band from Ohio, 1000 officers and men: four regiments from. Missouri, 3000 officers and men: one regiment and band from Iowa, S60 officers and men: one regiment and band from Illinois, 1000 of cers and men; one battalion and band from Oklahoma. 200 officers and men; one battalion and band from Louisiana, 200 officers and men. General Gomez of Cuba was to arrive at 7 o'clock this morning, but it was three hours later when his train came in. He was given a' hearty welcome at the deppt by a reception committee and escorted to the Planters' Hotel. Day's Ceremonies May Be Marred by Inclement Weather. ST. LOUIS FAIR BUILDING, PRESIDENT OF EXPOSITION, AND MARSHAL OF PARADE. ST. LOUIS, April 29.— Grover Cleve land arrived over the'' Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern at 6:50 o'clock. His train should fiave come in at 5:25, and a large reception committee was waiting for him over thirtyjminutes. The coinmitteemen were not /-allowed to be idle, however, for the train from "Wash ington bearing the members of the diplo matic corps, which was not expected un til 5:13, came in thirty minutes before the committee had looked for it. The diplo mats were promptly taken in hand by the committee and escorted to the quarters ar signed them. A portion of the commit tee remained to greet Mr. Cleveland, •whose train came in shortly after ¦ the diplomats had been driven away in their carriages. As he alighted from the train he was warmly greeted by President Francis, who had driven rapidly to the station after greeting: President Roosevelt at Forsythe Junction. The members of the committee crowded around and Mr.' Cleveland was unable to proceed for sev eral minutes, so thick was the throng about him. A passageway was finally cleared, and with President Francis he walked through the aisle formed " by the crowds and entering a carriage was driv en to. the residence of President Franci3, where President Roosevelt is also a guest. "Everything is prepared. President Roosevelt, ex-President Cleveland and the members of the diplomatic corps are here, and practically all of the troops that are to take part in the parade are housed upon the exposition grounds. The city has put forth every effort to entertain its visitors, and all parts of it have been lav ishly decorated with flags, streamers and drapings of red/ blue and yellow bunting. There Is but one thing that can mar the effectiveness of the opening day, and that is unpleasant weather, and, unfortunate ly, this is promised, the prediction of the weather office being far showers to-night and to-morrow. There is every appear ance to-night that the prediction will be verified. Cardinal Gibbons, who Is to deliver the invocation at the dedication ceremonies to-morrow, arrived _ late last night and was drlwn to the residence of Archbishop Kain, whose guest he will bf for the re mainder of 1 the week. I Governor. Odell of ' New York -came In this morning.' attended by hia staff... Fol- ST. LOUIS, April 20. -A salute of 1» guns will announce to the ¦world at noon to-morrow the close of the first century of an . inland . empire that Napoleon sold for a song. Seldom In the official life of a great democratic nation will the pomp and pageantry of monarchy have been so overshadowed as at the dedication of the international ex position to commemorate that event. One of the most impressive military spectacles of peaceful times will swttp through the metropolis of the Louisiana domain— a glittering display of American arms at the zenith of the republic's power. Kings, Emperors and potentates s:r& their embas?ador3 to swell the homage of this people to the geniu3 that, by blood less conquest, gave to the country a ter ritory one-third the size of all Europe. For tbc first time In the history of th; Government the entire diplomatic corra leaves the capital on a special train to travel into the heart of the nation. The presence of the President of ins United States, hfa Cabinet, Congress and the Supreme Court, at the head of the armed column, ia intended to symbolize a government by the people and Its achievements. Orders have been issued by the "War Department .to mobilize In the vast buildings of the exposition 4000 battle-scarred regulars. The powovful monitor Arkansas Is ascending the his toric river, once claimed by De Soto ia the name of-his Spanish sovereign. CBACK TBOOPS TO PARADE. Governors of States are picking their crack miUtia regiments for a brave show. Ten thousand stalwart types of the \ol unteer of tht; future are burnishing their weapons for this day of dignitaries. That the national Government might hn interpreted ad stamping its approval on an enterprise that has cost it more than six millions of dollars. Major General Henry C. Corbin will marshal the para.de from its starting point In St. Louis to the palaces of the Ivory City. Estimates by, the passenger depart ments of twenty-nine railways con verging at St. Louis indicate the attend ance at the" dedication of 2j0,00$ to J00.OW visitors, mainly from points in Missouri, Illinois. Iowa, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Arrangements for transporting the 500. 009 persons who are expected to view the parade and the dedicatory revi?w on l.w exposition grounds present a schedule of fifteei^ seconds between the delivery ot visitors at. the gates of the exposition. Cleveland Given Hearty Welcome by St. Louis Multitude. President Will Dedicate Louisiana Purchase Exposition. *yVROF. JACQUES LOEB. pro lj0 lessor of physiology in the JL University of California, has added another to the startling discoveries he recently made which make for the proposition that life can be controlled and that things can be done in the laboratory which nature un aided cannot do. This latest discov ery is altogether the most important yet made by Dr. Loeb, as it goes to prove something heretofore considered beyond the power of science — that the hybridizing of different genera of ani mal life is possible. Different varieties and even different species of the same family have been hybridized, but the hybridizing of different genera has never before been accomplished. ¦ Dr. Loeb's success was obtained with the ova of the sea urchin and the sperm of the starfish, which he succeeded in fertilizing after a long scries of experi ments and the most patient toil and study. lie followed closely the theory he has held for a Ion.? time- that it .is possible . to J^-liridire titnin;: Js of - togtftJty different genera, and 1 hV« triumphed. His discovery >as made public to-day after he had become convinced that he had entirely succeeded. His account of his experiments is 33 follows: "It is well known that it has thus far been impossible to hybridize animals which are not in close blood relation ship. Yet it seemed to me that in or der to obtain more definite data lor the problem of evolution the apparent bar riers to a successful hybridization of not closely related animals should be re moved. For a number of years I have made experiments in this direction, and on one occasion, in my paper on 'The Artificial? Parthenogenesis, in Annelids, 1901/ I mentioned some of them, "Last summer it occurred to me that possibly the idea which guided me in my experiments on artificial partheno genesis and other prdblems might also lead to positive results in this case, namely, that a slight change in the constitution of the sea water (or the blood) may give the tissues properties which theV do not possess ordinarily. This assumption was correct, and I have recently succeeded in fertilizing the eggs of a sea urchin (Stronjrvlocentro tus purpuratus) with the sperm of a starfish (Asterias ochracea). The main results of my experiments may be sum marized as follows:. . "1. It is impossible to fertilize the eggs of Strongylocentrotus purpura tus with the sperm of Asterias (or of any other of the starfish tried) in nor mal sea water. "2. I have found a series of solutions in which the eggs of S. purouratus can be fertilized with the sperm of Asteria ochracea. . "3. The sea water contains certain substances which, if added to these so lutions, prevent the fertilization of the egg of S. purpuratus with the sperm of Asterias ochracea. "4. The same solutions in which the eggs of S. purpurata can be fertilized by the sperm of the starfish' render dif ficult or impossible the fertilization of the same eggs by the sperm of their own species. But in the. same solution the eggs of S. purpuratus are very read ily fertilized by the sperm of their own species whcif those constituents of the sea water are added .which inhibit the hybridization of the egg of the sea urchin wjth the sperm of the starfish. "5. In some experiments as many as 50 per cent of the eggs of the sea urchin formed the characteristic mem brane of fertilization in the artificial so lutions in about half an hour after the sperm of the starfish had been added. The same eggs began to segment at the proper time ' while the eggs- without, a membrane .remained unaltered. ? Under Mature' s Rules Jfre Altered by Science. Fertilization Is . Made JfrtU ficially. ! I/TTLE MIXING TOWN OF FRANK. IN SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA, WHICH WAS BURIED UNDER TONS OF ROCK BY A VOLCANIC ERUPTION OF TURTLE MOUNTAIN. AND IN WHICH DISASTER MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED LIVES ARE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN* LOS*/ PARTIAL LIST OF THE DEAD IN THE BURIED TOWN. Alexander Leithcb, a merchant, rrife and four aona. C. ArUrnjd. ft miner, and his trite. \. Clark, laborer, iTlfe and fire children. Kndrcvr Gartiack, trapper. G. Williams, miner, vrife and three children. William Warlnstlon, miner, - wife and six children. II. Snmii, miner. John Vandnaen, carpenter, Trite and tvro children. I". Snmla, miner. B. Veskid, miner. I\ Waringrton, miner. D. Foster, miner. A. Darren, miner. Thoma* Lock, miner. M. Mardlgan, miner. James Graham, laborer, and wife. nobert Watt, laborer. E. Rochette, laborer. Thomas Delap, engineer. A. T. Aahfclan, nelghmaii. John Hrlchtou, laborer. J. J. Scott, laborer. I'raik Voochon, laborer. John McVelgrh, laborer. «J. Leonard," laborer. J. Slrota, driver. At Least Eighty Lives Are Crushed Out by Giant Avalanche That Destroys Frank, a Settlement in the Northwest Territory. time, for seconds perhaps, N but seeming ly for ages and even then it was hard to realize the awful character of the' disas ter that had overwhelmed the thriving little town. As soon as an investigation could be made it was believed that all the men working outside the mine must have been Instantly killed. The mine buildings were buried many feet deep by the first avalanche of rock. But most of the men imprisoned in the mine, whose death at first seemed certain, got out alive late this afternoon. There were seventeen men in the mine. Two died from suffocation, but the other fif teen worked their way out. The rescuing party above ground despaired of saving the entombed miners, for the entrance was blocked by immense piles of broken rocks. The miners within, however, found an exit where there was less rock, and after cutting their way through thirty feet of debris all but two emerged" from the; mine uninjured. One of the impris oned men who ao narrowly escaped "death went home after emerging from the mine and found his . house destroyed and his wife and six children dead. There is now ing the railway track f<>r ttvo miles east .". of the station with from five to fifty feet ' of ultiIl It tuiv covered up the mouth of •"o'dack this morning a terrific seismic dis •" turbance occurred at Frank. The earth "^opened, up three quarters of a mSlo in ; I'.-ngth, throwing rock fifty feet high, and • down the side of the mountain into the • town, raining most of the buildings, dam - ruing up the Old Man River and cover tire village would be swept away*. At 4:10 of thf river are this evening dammed up ¦ fur miles and the entire valley abovo the • town is flooded. A big body of water is pressing with force upon the dam, the only protection the town of Frank now has "•unlei-s the river finds another j channel. ". "Should the impromptu dam break the en- VANCOUVER, B. C. April 2?.— Overwhelmed by countless tons of rock this morning shortly after ', o'clock and with probably eighty of' Hm inhabitants killed, the little mining town of Frank in southwestern Alberta is : * to-night threatened with complete de ' s-truction by flood. The Old Man River, ¦.which flows through the center of the town, is> dammed up with fallen rock to lhe height of nearly Wt fwt. The waters BUKIED UNDER TONS OP BOCK. The horrors of La Sou frier© have been repeated at Frank in as great a scale as the population of the place would allow. There had not been any warning or any suspicion of approaching disaster. The top of Turtle Mountain-Jooked as calm and peaceful as of . yore yesterday eve ning. There was no cloud of smoke above its summit, and no rumblings came from its bosom. All night those of the little town not at work slept peacefully, and the men in and about the mine went about their occupations as usual. Shortly after 4 o'clock this morning there was a rrrar as ¦ of a thousand thunders from the mountain and down its . . side came a ehower of rock. Thousands of tons came crashing down and buried the mine buildings, the mineTentrance and many of the cottages of the town. Simul taneously the valley, below the town fhook and rocked like an angry ocean. Horror and dread paralyzed ail for a the Frank mine, entombing eighteen miners. It ia now known that from eighty to ninety residents have been killed, besides several miners entombed in the mine. Continued on Page 4, Cols. 3 and 4. DISLODGED MOUNTAIN, PEAK SLIDES DOWN UPON CANADIAN MINING TOWN BURYING SCORES OF INHABITANTS Completes Union of Distinct Genera. The San Francisco Call. PROFESSOR JACQUES LOEB ADDS ANOTHER DISCOVERY TO HIS REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS IN BIOLOGY T\ROFESSOR JACQUES LOEB, foremost, perhaps, of all the scientists in the zvorld in biological work, has added the cap sheaf to his series of achievements along this line by the successful fertilisation of the ova of the sea urchin t^ h\ the sperm of the starfish. This result was obtained by a long series of careful experiments, and it is the farthest step yet accomplished in the endeavor to reproduce life conditions by chemical means. The importance of Dr. LocVs discovery lies in the fertilization of one genus by the sperm of an entirely different genus, something that has never before been accomplished. Followed out to the logical conclusion the result of his experiments would seem to indicate that the life principles of any organism under certain conditions may be brought into activity by life principles of an entirely different genus and thai entirely new forms of life may thus be^produced. NOON TO-DAY WILL MARK CENTURY OF AMERICAN RULE OVER EMPIRE THAT NAPOLEON SOLD FOR A SONG SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1903. PRICE FIVE CESTS. VOLUME XCIII— NO. 151.