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Over 150 Versons Injured—Quarrel on
Street Caused People to Rush to See What Was the Matter—Rotten Walk Let 200 Fall to the Ground—An Aw 'ul Scene—Hospital Crowded, Philadelphia, Aug. lO.r— Four persons e dead, at least 12 are thought to be fatally injured and fully 150 others are hurt, some seriously, as the result of an accident which occurred at the Philadelphia National league park. A board walk which overhung the field bleachers fell to the street, carrying 200 spectators. Nearly 100 persons received frac tures of the limbs, lacerations of the head, broken noses, contusions of the head and body, but their condition is not serious. Two games were scheduled between Boston and Philadelphia this after noon and the attraction drew over 10, 000 persons to the ball park. The ac cldent occurred at 5:40 o'clock, while the Boston team was at bat at the last half of the fourth Inning of the sec ond gamç and was indirectly due to a quarrel between two drunken men in the street. The National league stands are built of steel and brick, the brick wall extending entirely around the grounds. At the top of the left field are seats and extending from the grand stand to the bleachers there was a walk about three feet wide which overhung the street It was this walk which gave way under the heavy weight. Men who were standing on the walk were attracted by a disturbance in the street. They leaned over the side of the railing to see what was the trou ble and drew the attention of the oth er spectators seated on the top rows of the bleachers. Then occurred what is seen almost every day at a ball game—a rush to see what the other spectators were looking at. The walk became overcrowded and without warning 200 feet of it fell to the sidewalk, 30 feet below, carry ing all who were on it dôwn. There were probably 3,000 persons Bitting on the bleachers and the roar made by the falling timbers created a panic. Instantly the spectators rose en masse and made a rush down the stand and into jthe playing field. Men and boys climbed over one another in their effort to escape from the ground. Notwithstanding what had occurred, theball players and others tried to stop the mad rush, but they were swept aside in their unsuccessful efforts and several persons were badly hurt in the crush. Outside the grounds the scene was one of horror. Some were unconscious, others were rolling over suffering great pain and others attempted to get up and walk, only to fall again. The 10,000 persons in the grounds left the place and crowded about the injured, of whom there were more than 100. Indescrib able confusion reigned for a time be cause of the great crowd. A general ambulance call was sent in. All houses in the vicinity were thrown open to the victims. At the hospitals confusion reigned for a while. There was not room enough or attendants enough to look after the patients. They were laid out in hallways and on the floors of the wards, and in several instances pa tients gave up half their beds to in jured men and boys. While the hos pital attendants and outsides who had pltal attendants and outsiders who had were looking after the injured, the clergymen were soothing and comfort ing the victims. It is estimated that fully 100 per sons who were injured went direct to their homes. An examination of the stand after the accident showed many of the wooden supports, which extend ed three feet beyond the walk, to be rotten. They were about two and a half inches thick and about six Inches wide. They broke off flush with the walls. a Trophy Goes to England. Boston, Aug. 10.—The international tennis trophy presented three years ago by Dwight F. Davis of this coun try goes to England through the unit ed efforts of R. F. and H. L. Doherty, who clinched their hold on the trophy by winning both matches in singles and scoring in the entire contest four out of the five points. Each of the contests were a full five set« H. L. Doherty, the British champion, de feating William F. Lamed, the Amer ican champion, 6-3, 6-8, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5, while his brother disposed of R. D. Wrenn, former American champion, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-8, 6-4. During the last fiscal year one in every 401 railway employes was killed and one in every 24 injured. A room iu which soiled clothing or shoes becomes mouldy is too damp for health. , Wash., Aug. 10.—Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead, the oldest child six years of age, the youngest a baby of 18 months, burned to death in a cottage on their parents' farm, about six miles northeast of here. Two children were burned to a crisp, the other's arms and neck being burned off. The parents went out to work dig ging a well, which is beyond a small hill, leaving the three children on the bed fast asleep. There was a fire in the cook stove. Shortly afterwards neighbor named Claude came running down inquiring where their children were. They stated they had left them in the house asleep, when he Informed them that their house was all ablase. A frantic rush was made for the house, but it had burned to the ground and the children with it, and the parents were unable to do anything. They found the charred remains where the bed on which they had been sleeping stood when the parents left the house. The origin of the fire remains a mys tery. Both parents are prostrated, and the mother at this time is very low. The parents and neighbors were not burned in any way, as they were una ble to get near the house, on account of the heat It was a small frame building and had collapsed before the parents reached it. The mother, screaming, crying and wringing her hands, stood there, but all hope was gone. They need aid. GREAT CRAP GAME. A Young 8wiss Plays Pretty 8tlff Game. San Francisco.—A record breaking crap game was witnessed in a Tona pah saloon recently. A young Swiss, agent for a big steel company, who had been collecting from mining com panies, decided to put in last night in a contest with the tiger. He had large amount of the company's funds in the form of Wells-Fargo drafts. The young Swiss played in bad luck until he had lost a sum estimated by look erson at from $16,000 to $30,000. Fi nally, amidst intense excitement, the young sport placed a fortune on the line, the lookerson estimating the amount to be $30,000, and if the play er had lost a fortune of $60,000 would have passed into the hands of the own ers of the game, but fortunately for him, he won. With a great sigh of relief he remarked: "Gentlemen, am now even again, and I will hereaf ter play a quiet and gentlemanly game." He began again with 50 cents, but luck turned once more against him, and toward morning he quit loser by $2,500. In the morning he left Tonapah on the stage for Sodaville, after having spent the whole night in one of the greatest games on record. BREWSTER, WASH., BURNED. Principal Business Portion Destroyed —Two-Business Houses Left. Brewster, Wash., Aug 10.—Fire has destroyed the principal business por tion of this town. Only two business houses are left standing. The loss is about $40,000, with a total insurance of $6300. Brewster is located on the Columbia river, near the mouth of the Okanogan river, and is a town of about 200 in habitants. The fire originated in Dr. McKinley's drug store, flames were first discover ed coming from the front of the drug store. The most generally accepted theory is that the extreme heat of the sun against the glass of the show win dow caused some of the chemicals to explode and start the blaze. The wind was strong, and despite the heroic work of the men and use of innumerable so called fire ex tinguishers, the fire gained rapidly and soon had three fourths of , the town wrapped in flames. Defense Won. Bar Harbor, Me.—The naval search problem, which began when Rear Ad miral Barker took up the plan of de fending the Maine coast from a "hos tile" fleet, which put to sea under Rear Admiral Sands, ended when the Olym pia, the flagship of the defending fleet, discovered and intercepted the "white squadron" of the enemy, head ed at full speed for Winter harbor. The hostile vessels were running in close order formation and had not the fog lifted at a favorable moment it is thought the enemy would have eluded those on guard. As it turned out, be fore her concorts could reach the scene in answer to her signals, the Olympia had been forced to fly the white flag and consider herself cap tured or destroyed by the commander. Methodist Treasurer Missing. Montreal, Aug. 12.—The police have not been able to discover the slightest trace of Wm. S. Allen of Boston, who left that city with a shortage of $80,000 in the accounts of the preachers' aid fund of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was treasurer. HE WRITE8 A LETTER FOR PUB LICATION. Commends Gov. Durbin of Indiana on His Attitude Toward Recent Occur rences in Hia State—President Calls Mob Violence a Form of Anarchy and Anarchy Forerunner of Tyranny. is Oyster Bay, Aug. 10.—In a letter, the publication of which was authorized, President Roosevelt coinmends Gov ernor Durbin of Indiana for the atti tude he assumed recently respecting lynchings. The president also em braces the opportunity to express his own views in reference to lynching and mob violence generally, saying mob violence is one form of anarchy and that anarchy is a forerunner of tyranny. The president vigorously urges that penalty for crimes that in duce a resort to lynching shall be ap plied,» swiftly and surely, but by due procefes of the courts, so that it may be deemed strictly "that the law is adequate to deal with crime by freeing it from every vistige of technicality and delay." Part of Letter to Durbin. President Rosevelt's letter in full to Governor Durbin follows: "Oyster Bay, N.\ Y.—My Dear Gov ernor Durbin: Permit me to thank you as an American citizen for the way in which you have vindicated the majçsty of the law by your recent ac tion in reference to lynching. I feel, my dear sir, that you have made all men your debtors who believe, as all far seeing men must, that the well be ing, indeed, the very existence, of the republic depends upon that orderly liberty under the law which is as in compatible with mob violence as with any other form of despotism. Of course, mob violence is simply one form of anarchy and anarchy is now, as it always will be, the hand-maiden and forerunner of tyrrany. "I feel that you have not only re flected honor unto the state which, for its good fortune, has you as its chief executive, but upon the whole nation. It is incumbent upon every man throughout this country not only to hold up your hands in the course you haxe been following, but to show his realization that thfe matter is one of vital concern to us all. All men must feel the gravest alarm over the growth of lynch ing in this country and especially over the peculiarly hideous forms so often taken by mob violencè when colored men are the victims, on which occas ions the mob seems to lay most weight, not on the crime, but on the color_ of the criminal. In a portion of these cases the man lynched has been guilty of a crime terrible, horrible beyond description, a crime so horrible that as far as he himself is concerned he has forfeited the right to any kind of sympathy whatsoever. "The feeling of all good citizens that such a hideous crime shall not be hid eously punished by mob violence is due not in the least to sympathy for the criminal, but to a very lively sense of the train of dreadful consequences which follow the course taken by the mob in exacting inhuman vengeance for an inhuman wrong. In such cases, moreover, It is well to remember that the criminal not merely sins against humanity in unpardonable-fashion, but sins particularly against his own race and does them a wrong far greater than any white man can possibly do them. Therefore, in such cases the colored people throughout the land should in every possible way show their belief that they, more than all others in the community, are horrified at the commission of such a crime And are peculiarly concerned in taking every possible measure to prevent Its recurrence and to bring the criminal to immediate Justice. The slightest lack of vigor either in denunciation of the crime or in bringing the criminal to justice is itself unpardonable. "Moreover, every effort should be made of justice in the case of such an awful crime. But it can not be neces sary in order to accomplish this to de prive any citizen of the fundamental rights to be heard in his own defense, which are so dear to us and which lie at the root of our liberty. It certainly ought to be possible, by the proper administration of the laws, to secure swift vengeance upon the criminal and Immediate efforts of all legis lators, judges and citizens should be addressed to securing such reforms in our legal procedure as to leave no vistige of excuse for those misguided men who undertake to reap vengeance through violent methods. "Men who have been giulty of crime like rape or murder should be visited with swift and certain punish ment" The life of a dime is only four or five years, because it changes hands 10 times while half a dollar is moved once from/ one person's pocket into the till of another. in be or The state penitentiary now contains 569 prisoners. Grain yield reports are more en couraging from Palouse farms. No other town in the northwest can boast of as many automobiles as Spo kane The Spokane city commissioners have ordered a Decarle crematory plant to cost $22,500. No fruit fair, such as was held last season by the Walla Walla Fruit Fair association, will be given this autumn. The Portland Flouring Mills com pany of Portland has purchased the entire plant of the Everett roller mills at Everett, Wash. Earl Longmlre, 15 year old son of George Longmire of Wenas valley, was dragged to death recently by a run away horse attached to a hay rake. The following postmasters were re cently appointed in Washington: Möh ler, Erwin Yake, vice Emma Ayers, re signed; Quincy C. M. Stewart, vice R, W. Williams, removed. Prominent hop growers of the Paci fic northwest are endeavoring to se cure unity of action among the produc ers with the object of controlling this season's product and forcing up prices If the attendance of Presidents Hill, Mellen and Mohler can be secured, the largest good roads convention ever held in the west will be held in Spo kane during the interstate fair next fall. The supreme court has handed down a decision upholding the constitution ality of the law passed by the last legislature making the conducting of a gambling room, - resort or game felony. The McGinnis Bros, will run a hack line between Davenport and Harring ton, making the round trip once each day. The stage will leave Harring ton at 6 a. m. and return about the same timé in the afterdbon. Susan B. Bacheldor, a girl not yet 16 years old, died in convlusions re cently at Seattle as the result of tak ing strychnine. The coroner, after an autopsy, declares that the drug must have been taken with suicidal intent. The entire plant and lumber yard of the Filion Saw & Shingle mills com pany at Port Angeles was destroyed by a fire recently which was probably started by a hot box in the planing mill. The loss was about $25,000, no insurance. The mill will be rebuilt. On Monday, August 3, the mercan tile firms of M. E. & E. T. Hay and David Thomson of the Big Bend will consolidate, the new firm to continue business under the name of Thomson Mercantile company. David Thomson will be the manager of the business. The new cutoff connecting Coulee City on the Washington Central with Adrian on the main line of the Great Northern will be completed by August 15, in time to handle the first ship ments of the new wheat crop in the Big Bend country. C. O. Cobb and H. B. Waterman, res idents of Spokane, who came froiç Webster, Iowa, last spring, have pur chased 1,120 acres of farm land eight miles northeast of Waterville. The land is fenced and mostly under cul tivation. Price $15,660. Convict Ed. Bloon was shot in the thigh in the jute mill at the state prison because he refused to stop fight ing with a convict named Stetson, af ter being ordered three times. Bloon was not seriously hurt. Since the Folsom break there has been con siderable insubordination and unrest among the prisoners at Walla Walla. Adjutant General Drain has an nounced that the annual encampment of the National Guard will be held at Camp Weisenberger, near American lake, beginning September 14 to 24. The same rules and regulations govern ing the encampment of last year in re gard to cooking, bedding, tents and practice will be observed. All the cook ing will be done by enlisted men. Oren Butten, a trapeze performer, was killed at North Yakima in Camp bell Bros.' show. He was walking head downward from a set of rings sus pended from a board 35 feet from the ground when one of the straps holding a ring broke. He fell to the ground and sustained a crushed skull. ' Two Indians were run over and killed on the railroad near Wapato. While on their way home from the show they became drunk and lay down on -the track to sleep. The new depot of the Northern Pa cific at Kennewick is well under head way. J. E. Brown, a prominent real estate dealer of Garfield, seriously shot Thomas Turnbow, another real estate agent, on the streets of Garfield Sunday morning. Brown was hastened to Colfax and lodged In the county jail to prevent lynching. Feeling against Brown here is very bitter and the shooting is condemned as an atte._^t at premeditated murder. Turnbow was unarmed when shot. The bullet en tered the left breast near the shoulder, passed into the body and ranged through the body to near the spine. His body is paralyzed from the waist down. A ton of sugar beets yields 210 pounds of refined sugar. AWFUL ACCIDENT ON ELECTRIC RAILWAY IN PARIS. Trains Broke In Two and Caught Fire* in Tunnel—Panic ^nsued—Officials Excited—Elghty-Twb Bodies Have Been Recovered From Burned Ruins ' —Firemen Flooded burning Mass. Paris, Aug. 12.—An awful catastro phe has occurred on the Metropolitan electric railway which runs mostly un der ground, in which many persons are believed to have lost their lives. One of the trains broke down at Menilmontant, which is a poor and populous section of the city. This, train was promptly emptied and the train which follow,ed was ordered to push it to the repair sheds. On the way these two trains caught Are, but the employes succeeded in escaping. Meanwhile, a crowded train reached Les Charonnes, the preceding station,, and the olficials seeing smoke pouring out of the tunnel, gave the alarm, v A panic ensued, the passengers struggling to escape. Amid the increas ing smoke many attempted to return along the line toward Belleville and were suffocated. The officials seem to have lost*their heads and are unable to say how many passengers went out. The firemen for several hours were unable to enter the station or the tunnel, owing to the dense smoke which poured out in black clouds. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of anxious people gathered about the station. All the police and fire engines were an the spot and the excitement was intense. Finally the firemen succeeded in flooding the burning mass and shortly afterward they were able to enter the tunnel. They brought up the corpses; of five men and two women, all belong ing to the working class. Eighty two bodies have been recov ered from the trains which were burn ed on the Metropolitan electric rail way. The total number of victims is estimated at 90. GEN. YOUNG IN COMMAND. Gen. Miles Gives a Farewell Reception. By Officers. At 12 o'clock Saturday Lieutenant General Young issued an order, in ac cordance with the order of the presi dent, assuming command of the army of the United States. Previously Gen eral Young had taken the oath of of fice in the war department. At 10:30, under an order issued by Adjutant General Corbin, the officers of the army in Washington, including, also those at Fort Myer, Va., assembled at the army headquarters and paid their respects to the retiring lieuten ant general, General Nelson A. Miles. General - Miles arrived in an undress coat with no emblems showing his rank, but with r the coat of arms om his shoulders, such as is now pre scribed to be worn by all officers. General Young appeared with the three stars of the rank of lieutenant general, although he did not actually become lieutenant general until noon. The officers were presented to General Miles by General Corbin, and also were presented to General Young. General Miles has left for San Fran cisco to attend the annual encampment of the G. A. R. The clerks in the of fice of General Miles presented him with a handsome silver loving cup and a large vase of flowers. On Trail of Convicts. Placerville, Cal., Aug. 10.—Sheriff Bosquit has received a telephone mes sage from Grizzly Flat, which definite ly located the convicts at the ranch of Ben Meiss, about 14 miles east of Grizzly Flat, and about four miles beyond the ranch of Louis Meiss, where the pursued men had breakfast. A cook named Nash Berue arrived at Grizzly, having walked barefooted from Ben Meiss' ranch to Inform the sheriff and purchase new footgear. General Miles Cheered. Cumberland, Md., Aug. 10.—General Miles, en route to San Francisco, was given an ovation on his arrival • here. The Union Veteran league and mem bers of the Grand Army were at the station in large numbers and cheered the veteran to the echo, while the South Cumberland band played na tional airs. Confetti Cost an Eye. Portland, Ore., Aug. 13.—Entire loss of the sight of one eye comes to Mrs. Joseph Weiss because she asked a burly brute at the Woodmen's carnival not to throw confetti in her face. She was struck in the eye by a man's fist, upon one finger of which was a heavy ring. Columbia Canneries Rushed. Astoria, Ore., Aug. 14.—The present run of Chinook salmon In the Colum bia river is unprecedented. Sawdust and other mill waste is now used in papermaking in Texas.