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FA8T MAIL TRAIN JUMPED TVE
TRACK ON A TRESTLE. +* Of the Crew of Sixteen Men, NÜfie Were Killed and Seven Injured— Trestle Was 500 Feet Long and 7S Feet High—Whole Train Dashed .V» the Rocky Bottom. - K Charlotte, N. C.. Sept 28.—White , running at a high rate of speed'a. south bound fast mall train on th$ South ern tail way jumped from a trestle* 71 feet high, north of Danville, W. Vg„ and was almost demolished. Of. the crew, 16 men. Including malf citfrks, nine were killed and seven >dnjuredt The dead: vej Engineer J. A. Brodle of Placervifie, y a. * Fireman Clarence White. Conductor Tom Blair.* . • t Mail Clerks J. T. Thompson, W. T. Chambers, D. T. Flory, P. N. Afnden wright, and a flagman and brakeman Vhoe'e names are not known. Injured—Mail Clerks Louis W. Spiers, Frank E. Brooks, Percival In denmauer, Charles EL Reafnes, J. J. Dunlap, M. C. Maupln and J. H. Thomp son. ' t . The recovery of Mail Clerk 'Spiers Is not expected and other clertfij are thought to be fatally injured. At High Speed. ^ '# The trestle where the accident oc curred is 500 feet long and is on sharp curve. Engineer Brodle, who was a new man on that divislon^came to the curve at high speed. The en gine had gone only about 50 feet on the trestle when It sprang from the track, carrying With it four mail-cars and an express car. ' The treÄfle, à wooden structure, alse gave wiy for a space of 50 feet. **•' At the foot ef the trestle is £ shal low stream with a -rocky bottoAsL Striking this, the engine and the cate were reduced to a mass of., tested iron and steel and pieces of spliaterj#! wood. All the dead men were ,-piuy lated. No one on any of the cars had made an effort to jump and the bodies of all those killed were found in the wreck of the different cars in which they had been engaged. A crowd soon gathered. Some women among them fainted at the sight of the crushed bodies. All the express matter in the ex press car was destroyed. The mail bags in all the mail cars were, torn open and the letters and packages were scattered, but it is believed none is lost. Fire which appeared in tlj£ wreckage shortly after it occurred was quickly extinguished. Lion at Large In Crowd. • ■'< New York, Sept 27.—Thousands of visitors to Coney Island were thrown into a panic recently by the escape from an amusement park of a lion, which ran through the crowded streets, pursued by police and animal trainers, until he was driven into a corner and secured. Tne lion, on being brought out of his cage to go through a ring performance with an elephant, sudden ly became enraged and, leaping on the elephant's back, buried his teeth and paws in the big brute's shoulder. Trumpeting loudly the elephant rush ed around the ring and finally suc ceeded in gripping the lion with his trunk, tore him from his u >ld and hurled him into a lagoon near by. By this time the terrified audience had fled and had communicated the panic to the crowds In the streets. The lion scrambled half drowned out of the la goon and leaped through a window Into a barroom and thence to the street. When captured the lion ap peared to be weary and was more frightened than any of his pursuers. Tillman's Murder Trial. t ' Lexington, N. C., Sept. 30.—Good speed was made Tuesday In the trial: of former Lieutenant Governor James it Tuiiman «h» la .v« ^ murder of N. G. Gonzales, editor of the State. A large number of wit nesses were examined. One line of examination pursued today by the state was with a view of laying the foundation for the introduction of Gonzales' dying declarations. Four of the physicians who attended the in quest were on the stand. Churches Make Good Deficiency. Boston, Sept. 28.—A remarkable re sponse was made by 251 of the Methodist churches in the New Eng land conference Sunday to the call of Treasurer Dennis of the Preachers' Aid society for contributions to replace the $75,000 stolen from the society by defaulting Treasurer Willard Allen, who disappeared August 6. Already $20,000 has been subscribed, and it is believed that Sunday's additions will bring the total up to $50,000. The person who is always bragging should never brag about it IDAHO NEWS NOTES, Recently highwaymen attempted te rob the Club saloon at Rathdrum. ''The attendance at the Lewlstea normal school is now 120, a number which it is believed will be Increased to i75 by the end of October. Winnie Smith, aged 19, was drown ed in the lake near Harrisun and it (s believed his brother, John Smith, met a like fate, as he is missing and the boat in which the young men were lut seen has been found. The par ents of the young men live at Wash tucna, Wash. County Treasurer Hastings of Lew iston has leased 2500 acres of state land in the Salmon river country for grazing purposes, and it is expected that more land will be leased in the "peii- two months. The average an nual rental of thA lands is 12 1-2 cents Ah' acre. * Sheepmen of Boise and some other pieces have lost heavily during the put week by poison. The losses oc curred oh the headwaters of the Lit tle Smoky and Beaver Creek, along the route by which bands of fat sheep are driven to be loaded for market. A poisonous plant designated .wild pea is the cause. A call for a state convention of the Spanish-American war veterans has been issued at Lewlstown, October 28. This meeting is called for the pur pose of forming a state organization of the veterans. Every state, except Idaho, which had troops in the serv ice, is now organized, and the 'Gem of the Mouhtaln8' should be in line. Ned Bartlett, who lives on a farm near Lapwai, has surrendered him self to the sheriff and will stan- trial on a charge, of attempted muruer of John Lowry. ihe offense was com mitted several months ago. Bartlett at that time beat Lowry over the head with a neckyoke and it was thought had fatally injured him. Nearly seven billion .feet of stand ing timber has been bought up in the region directly tributary to Coeur d'Alene .lake. Most of this stumpage has become private property during the last few years.. In the last 12 'months, since it has been known that fhe Coeur d'Alene & Spokane trolley 4 In ».-.would be built, the scramble for timber has been strenuous. /hile, Mrg. Joe Thompson was driv ng' with her two children about two fillies* from Nez Perce, the horse be •came frightened and ran away. Mrs. «Thompson dropped the children from e back of the vehicle just before it struck a post. The woman was thrown out. She was picked up in an uncon scious condition two hours later. Se rious«* Injury is feared. The children escaped. SPOKANE MARKET. REPORT. Vegetables—New potatoes, 60@*5c 100 lb. sack; head lettuce, 5® 10c head; tomatoes, home grown, 5c lb. 75@80c box; radishes, 3 bunches 5c; dried onions, 1 anu 2c lb.; green onions, 2 bunches 5c; parsley, 5e bunch; cucumbers, 15@25,c doz.; beets, 2 bunches 5c; carrots, 2 and 3 bunches 5c; cauliflower, 10@15c head; fresh mint, 5c lb.; turnips, 2 bunches 5c; green corn, -10c doz. ; celery, 2 bunches 15c; pumpkins, 10@20c each; squash, 10® 15c each; ripe cucumbers, 5c each; sweet potatoes, 3®4c lb.; chilli pep pers, 75c lb.; red peppers, 10@15c id. Poultry—Spring chickens, 40®50c each; chickens, dressed, 18@20c lb. Dairy products—Creamery butter, 30c Iff!; country butter, 15@25c lb.; cheese, 2G@25c lb. Eggs—30c ,*doz.; case, $7.50 whole sale; $7.75 retail. Fruits—Lemons, 20@30c doz.; oranges, 25®30c doz.; grape fruit, 4 for 25c; cocoanuts, 10@15c each; pineapples, 30@40c each; bananas, 25 @30c doz.; muskmelons, 3 and 6 for 25c; peaches, 15@25c basket; 60c@$l box; blackberries, 2 baskets 25c; watermelons, 15®25c each; prunes, 5@10c lb., 25c basket, 50c 20 lb. box; new apples, 2 and 3 lbs. 10c; pears, 3®5c lb., 25@35c basket, $firstname.lastname@example.org box ;. .cooking pears, 2@5c lb.; crab apples, 2®3c lb., 25c box; Whitney crabs, 3c lb.; plums, 15c basket;' grapes, 10c lb.; 25@50c basket; Cdn cords, 25@40c basket; green gages, 10c basket, 20c box; wild plums, 20c basket^' citron, 10c each; nectarines, 25c basket; egg plums, 15c basket. dnaniarG 431 ;h sX-, ASHZ , ihias5a Grain and Feed—Timothy hay, $1.05 cwt., $17.50 ton; grain hay, 90c cwt.; $15.50 ton; alfalfa, $15 ton; chicken ï* ee ®' 51*®® cw *--- ®^2 ton; oats, $1.2o P wt '' ^ on ' br ^ n ' c y ,t ' J 1 ™ and shorts, $1.10 sack 90 lbs.; W»' $1.10 cwt.; barley, $22 ton; $120.cwt.; corn, $1.50 cwt. Seeds—Blue grass, 15c lb.; English blue grass, 15c lb.; white clover, 18c lb.; re^ top, 14c lb.; timothy, $fi cwt.; alfalfa, $16 cwt.; bromo grass, $9 crate; ryfe grass, $9 cwt. -. Flour—Wholesale, eastern hard wheat, $5.25®5.75 bbl.; retail, fancy patents, $1.20 sack; standard brands. $4-.15 sack; common grades, $1.10 sack; lowest, $1 sack; Washington wheat. $email@example.com bbl. Oysters and Clams—Eastern oy sters, 60c qt.; Olympia oysters, 75c qt Prices paid to Producers. Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, roost ers, 9c; hens, 11c lb. live weight; young chickens, 12%@13c lb.; eggs, fresh, $firstname.lastname@example.org case, 25®30c doz., strictly fresh. Vegetables—New potatoes, 50®60e cwt.; onions, 50@75c cwt. Live Stock—Steers, $email@example.com per cwt.; cows, $2.75@3; mutton ewes, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt.; wethers, $3.25 cwt.; hogs, live, $email@example.com cwt. liaUiMHM SEVERAL DEATHS REPORTED FROM THAT STATE. Expert Doctor Says Its the Genuine Fever—4000 People Have Fled From Laredo, Texas—Webb County Quar antlned—Prominent American Died From Fever in Monterey, Mexico. Laredo, Texas, Sept. 29.—Yellow fever seems' to be on the increase in this city, despite the efforts being made to stamp it out. Two deaths and twelve new cases were reported Mon day. Dr. Guiteras, in his house to house canvass, saw many cases of fever and at the conclusion of his day's exami nation made the announcement that 12 of the cases were genuine yellow fever. Laredo presents a dead appear ance, all those who could get away haying departed for points north of the state of Texas and for points south. It is estimated that nearly 4000 people have fled from here since the scare began. A Shotgun Quarantine. The city is now quarantined against in all directions of tne state and no per son can get beyond the limits of Webb county. Other Texas counties have es tablished a shotgun quarantine and are turning back all who are endeavor ing to get away in coaches, buggies and carts. The quarantine applies to all per sons, freight, baggage, express, mail or other matter originating in the city of Laredo, or points south, the only person having authority to leave the corporation limits being the health of fleers of the state of Texas and the United States. The work of placing the city in a thoroughly sanitary condi tion is being carried on under the di rect supervision of Dr. Guiteras and a corps of expert assistants. At Nuevo Laredo. The situation in Nuevo Laredo is un changed, no death or new cases having occurred so far as can be learned. Dr. Mariano Trevino, a Mexican govern ment yellow fever expert in charge there, believes that within eight days he will have stamped out the fever. The Mexican customs authorities have been temporarily moved to Lampasa, where all incoming baggage and freight over the Natibnal railway is examined, thus permitting trains to run through to Laredo, Texas, without stopping at Nuevo Laredo. One Death at Monterey. Monterey, Mexico, Sept. 28.—Dr. Al vin G. Alderman, a well known Ameri can founder of the Christian Institute, died at hi3 home from what is said to be yellow fever. The authorities are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of the disease. The schools have been closed. The medical men express the belief that the disease will not spreacT. It is reported, but not officially, that Monterey has six cases of fever. New Cases at Tampico. Tampico, México, Sept. 28.—Five new cases of yellow fever have ap peared here, though they are of a mild form, apparently. Refugees in Mexico City. Mexico City, Sept. 28.—Refugees from Valles, Victoria, Santiago, Lin ares and Tampico, fleeing through fear of yellow fever, are making their ap pearance here and the capital is the oasis for a throng of visitors. Fire in Indianapolis. Indianapolis, Sept. 29.—Fire broke out soon after midnight in the five story plant of the Daggett Candy com pany, on Georgia street, one of the most valuable buildings in Indian apolis' wholesale district. One man was injured in a collision between a streetcar and a Are truck. The loss to the Daggett company building alone is estimated at $60.000. The fire was not under control at 2 o'clock. Accident at Sumpter. Sumpter, Ore., Sept. 29.—Frank Weircy and Sam Sheridan were in jured by a blast in the Bonanza mine. Tney had set a shot at the bottom of the shaft and rang to hoist the cage, but before it could be raised the blast exploded, with the result that both men were badly mutilated, al though not dangerously. All had mi raculous escapes from death. The cage was blown to pieces. Lipton Would Race. Chicago, Sept. 30.—"If I could find a designer who I was certain could beat Herreshoff, I would build Sham rock IV. and challenge for the cup to morrow. I am retaining Shamrock III., as you can see that I am in hopes of finding such a designer. I intend to keep after the cup until I get it." These were the statements made by Sir Thomas Lipton recently. Is the quartermaster three quarters when he gets a better half? CHICAGO CELEBRATION. Centennial Anniversary—Great gram. Pro Chicago, Sept 2$,—The celebration of Chicago's centennial anniversary began Saturday, and will continue six days, the exercises to end with a civic mass meeting at the Auditorium, at which the mayors of several of the largest cities in the country will be heard. The program prepared by the executive committee contains special features for each day, and a great nunc ber of visitors is anticipated. The In dian show at Lincoln park, where six tnues of Indians will live as their an cestors lived, was the center of great interest, the most prominent feature being the presence among the repre sentatives of the six tribes of Charles Pokagon, descendant of the chief Po wogan, who once ruled the district of Chicago. " The spectacular event of the pro gram came when tons of fireworks were burned on 28 corners within the elevated loop, typifying the burning of the city in 1871. Nine historic tablets were put in place during the after noon, the ceremonies being held in the public library building and , Mayor Harrisqp delivering the address of welcome in behalf of the city. The streets presents a gala day appearance, public buildings and business houses being elaborately decorated with flags and bunting and many bearing pictor ial reproductions of old Fort Dearborn and other historic buildings. Novel Church Scheme. Chicago, Sept. 26.—John H. Bot.id of the First Presbyterian church of Evanstpn has solved, or thinks he has solved, the problem of filling his church on Sunday evenings. He argues that the roast beef sandwich is bettei than preaching. If beautiful women and splendid singing will not attract men to service, only one thing will, and that is the hearty meal. Conse quently a new plan will be tried. This will be the program at the church tomorrow evening: Hot roast beef sandwiches. Hymn No. 338 (four stanzas). Hot coffee, chocolate, hot tea. ' Brief talk by the elder. Lobster salad, potato salad, shrimp salad. Patriotic hymn. Chafing dish delicacies (prepared by beautiful girls). Hymn, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." Olives, pickles, radishes, young onions. Doxology. Evening services in auditorium. Students from Northwestern uni versity have been invited. They will be there. Spokane Fair October 5-13. The tenth annual Spokane Interstate Fair opens next Monday, October 5. The railroads are promising a rate of a fare and one-third for the round trip good any and évery day of the fair and limited for return to the day after the fair, October 14. All preparations are made for the best exposition so far held in Spokane. There will be more stock than was exhibited last year; there will be at least twice as many draft horses and many more cat tle, while the sheep and hog depart ments will be crowded. Stevens and Chelan counties lead with agriculture and fruit exhibits, and the mining de partment will be far Better than it has been for years. The art department is a great deal better than it was last year and the display last year was good. All the best harness horses from Montana, California and the sound country will compete at Spo kane. There will be over 200 running horses present. The races, therefore, will be of the very best. The Jabour Carnival and Circus company will fur nish the evening entertainment, which will be better than anything ever be fore given at these fruit fairs or ex positions. Governor McBride will be present October 7. October 8 and 9 will be a big auction sale of stock. There promises to be more of a good fair and' more fun and amusement this year at Spokane than ever before. Murdered in Church. La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 2 ö. —A t the Germatn Lutheran church, at the be ginning of services, Herman Roosow shot his wife and himself in the pres ence of hundreds of witnesses. Mrs. Roosow will die. Roosow, though dangerously wounded, may recover. Roosow had been separated from his wife. Safe Blown Up at Dayton. Dayton, Wash., Sept. 30.—The safe at the Homestead saloon, owned by L. E. Harris, was blown open and about $75 taken. Both doors of the safe were blown off, and it is thought a liquid explosive of some kind was used. Situation Better. Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept. 29.—The situa tion here is much brighter and the war clouds appear to have lifted. Coachmen can not be purchased at so much a box. lYlSlII IEIR MONETARY COI^IS^Ni ERS FILED THEIR REPORT*. They Say Gold and Silver at 4 Fixity of International Exchange Are Ab* solutely Disassociated—A Flan te Fix Value of Gold, by Different Gov ernments Is Presented. * ■ - I - Mexico City, Sept. 27.—Th# report of Mexico's monetary commissioners sent aboard is now published; Among the more immediately interest«! points and suggestions are the following: Ip Russia, and in England especially, the immediate establishment of a gold standard in China is Regarded as al most Impracticable. 4 In the monetary system That la recommended for the purpose of bring ing about a fixity of international ex change, the price in ; gold of bar silver and the value in gold of silver-money are absolutely disassociated. The former may fluctuate in ^he market, whereas silver money will always have a fixed value in gold, hence (he sta bility of international exchange. This fixed value in gold will be maintained by me governments in inis manna#-: 1. By the closing of the minjfi to the free coinaage of silver. "J 2. By the fixing of a ratio petwee* gold and silver by the governments. 3. By the legal tender clferacter of the currency for the payment and settlement of, contracts of all Minds. 4. By reason of its being tfMe only money in which duties and tajtes Spill be paid, as it'Ms supposed thdt tilers will be no gold in circulation.^-- <• 5. By limitation of the quantity?., of silver money coined exclusively .for .th# Interior currency of each country. 6. By the creation of reserve fuad» in gold in those countries in which the foregoing conditions arc not. suf ficient to maintain the stability of in terna tional exchange. . .« TRADE REPORT. Bradstreet's report on trade last week says: , J' Reports of convervatism in fall and winter trade testify to the absence of the spur of insistent demand which a year ago gave the selling side such an advantage. The fewness of car short age complaints is evidence alike of the later movement of crops and of discrimination in orders by consum ers. Building activity at New York has not been resumed in full, strikes of vesselmen on the lakes retard snip men ts, and advanced freight rates and high prices for cotton, with lack of correspondingly higher prices for fin ished products, check full resumption of operations. - • f Relatively, the best reports com# from parts of the Northwest, due t# better weather and crop conditions; tne southwest, which has escaped crop injury, and the south, where, despite crop delay and declining cotton prices,, the general outlook is good. Eastern advices are of fair trade, but quiet ness in general business is noted in New York. Lumber and building materials are not so active as earlier expected at the West. Lumber is also rainer quiet er at the West. Wheat, including flour export for th# week, aggregate 3,055,4?0. bushels. Business failures ,- in the United States numbered 180. Big Strike Threatened. Chicago, Sept., 28.—Every packing house plant in the United States is threatened with a tieup by a general'' strike of butchers and affiliated work-'' men for the first time in history un- . less the owners yield to demands of the Amalgamated Meatcutters & Butchers Workmen of America. Whije the packers Are Willing to pay the* • wages asked, a hitch in negotiations •'' has arisen over the demand of the packers that the,', butchers Increase , their amount of work. Every lodge of butchers In the country has been askr ed to vote on the demand of the paclÿ « ers and meetings will be held for the«....», purpose throughout the country. If the vote shall be unfavorable,- it -is' likely a génerafl strike will be ordered affecting more than 60,000 men. _;_,__ , t: Home for Care of Drunkanrds. Berlin, Sept. 29.—The city of Dres den will open on October 1, the first institution for the care of drunkards on the continent. Patients must be examined as to their sanity and be diagnosed as curative, and most vol-' untarily submit to a regime of health ful living, such a^ farm work. They will have good, moral surroundings and must pay 45 cents a day. Patients may stop three years in the institu tion. Lewiston Militia Disbands. Lewiston, Idaho, Sept. 30.—Lieuten ant Chapman, commanding Company G, Idaho National guard, has received official notification from Adjutant Gen eral Vickers that the company would be disbanded on account of failure to hold drill and business meetings for the past six months.