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VOL. LIT. NO. 55.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, DECEMBER 122, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NATURE IS CONCEDED
Formal Invitation of
Powers to Roosevelt
Xew York. Dec. 22. An American
Caracas dispatch says President Cas
tro has been seized by a mysterious
illness. His secretary refused to di
Caracas, Dee. 22. There is no
truth in the report that Castro is suf
lerintr from a mvsterious illness.
Berlin. Dec. 22. The notes of Ger
many and Great Britain formally in
viting President Roosevelt to act as
arbitrator in the Venezuelan dispute
were handed to the Unite:! States am
bassador here and in London today.
Tort of Spain. Dec. 22. Ofiicinl an
nouncement is made that Acting Gov
ernor KnoMy will issue today a spe
cial royal gazette containing a dec
laration of war against Venezuela.
The ::ct is one of formality.
Washington, Dec. 22. Ambassador
Meyer at Rome cable:! the 'depart
ment that Italy had decided to partic
ipate with the naval forces in the
blockade of Venezuelan ports.
Berlin. Dec. 22. It has been learned
here that the governments of Germany
and Great Britain have adopted de
tailed answers to the proposal to ar
bitrate the Venezuelan issues. These
communication. were handed to Am
bassador Tower here sind to Charge
d Affaires White in London today. The
correspondent of the Associated Press
has learned further that the German
answer agr;es in all substantial ef
fects with the British answer, aud
makes no separate reservations in he
half of the German case.
Indication of Acceptance.
London. Dec. 22. It is believed that
President Roosevelt's answer to the
proposal made by the allied powers
that he arbitrate the Venezuelan is
sues has been received in London. The
strictest secrecy with regard to every
phase of tke negotiations is preserved,
however, and it is impossible to make
a definite atenient. but such indica
tions as are obtainable point to Presi
dent Roosevelt's acceptance of the of
fice of arbitrator.
Would Surprise the Foreign Office.
It must be said that the acceptance
of the otlice of arbitrator by President
Roosevelt would greatly surprise the
foreign office, which always has leen
doubtful of the issue of the arbitra
tion negotiations, on account of the be
lief that President Roosevelt, or the
United States, was not willing to un
dertake the responsibility thereby In
volved. The reason that Great Britain
and Germany projtosed (in reply to the
United States government's proposal
that the trouble be arbitratedi that
President lioosevelt be arbitrator. Is
that with him as arbitrator the ques
tion of guarantees would disappear.
They do not believe Castro would be
bound by a decision of The Hague tri
bunal. LOCOMOTIVE ON WILD
DASH KILLS TWO MEN
Liberty, Inch. Dee. 22. The helper
engine on the Cincinnati, Hamilton &
Dayton got beyond control this morn
ing and made two wild runs between
Connersville. and this place, wrecked
two freight trains, demolished four
engines, killed two men and injured
Terrible Ocean Disaster Perhaps.
Gloucester, Mass., Dec. 22. It is be
lieved that a large vessel, either a tank
steamer with oil, or a sailing craft
loaded with some highly inflammable
material, was liurned last night In
Massachusetts bay about twenty miles
outside of Boston harbor. Nothing cer
tain is known except that there was a
fire at sea and the life-saving crew
could not reach nearer than ten miles
of the blaze.
Prominent Men Dead.
Marion, Iowa, Dec. 22. James D.
Giffe'i, former district judge and a
prominent, pioneer lawyer and repub
lican politician, died suddenly today
of heart failure, aged 63.
Marshalltown, Iowa, Dec. 22. Rob
ert M. Haynes, of GrinnelF, president
of the . Iowa State Bar association,
died today, aged 65.
FLEES FROM HOME
Saxony Has a Court Sensation of
Dresden, Dec. 22. The Journal
says: "The crown princess of Sax
ony tied from her home Dee. 11 in
state of intense mental excitement,
having deserted the family at Salz
burg- and gone abroad. The Saxon
court functions for the winter have
HALF MILLION FIRE
LOSS AT KNOXVILLE, TENN
Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 22. Fire ear
ly this morning in the business por
tion of the city caused a loss of half
a million. The following are the
heavy losers: George Brown Hard
ware company; Col. Charles McGhee;
the Cattee company, liquors; Knox
ville 1 ants company; Broyles, MeClel-
lan & Lackey, farming implements;
Shanklin Grain company; David Com
mission company; Haynes & llenson,
shoes; McTcer, Reed & Co., clothing;
Davie.? Furniture company.
BOXING GAME AT BUTTE
Jeffries Sleets a Man Who Seeuis a Comer
Fltx Wants to Knock Out the
Butte, Mont., Dec. 22. Champion
Jeffries Saturday night lost a decision
In a four-round contest with Jack Mun-
roe after four rounds of the fiercest
lighting Butte has seen for some time.
At one time the champion went to his
knees and a knockout looked possible.
Jeffries and his manager had posted
a forfeit of 250 for any one to stand
against Jeffries for four rounds and
Munroe accepted the challenge. At
the end of the fourth round Munroe
was still ready to fight. Munroe is
amateur champion of the Pacific coast.
Fitzsimmons has posted a forfeit of
$500 to put JJunroe out In four rounds.
They Object to That Notice.
Joliet. Ills.. Dec. 22. Highway com
missioners from various cities and
towns along the Illinois and Michigan
canal met in Joliet Saturday to take
action against a notice of the canal
commissioners to the effect that they
will no longer maintain certain bridges
over the canal. A" committee was ap
pointed to treat with the canal board.
. And lie Cannot Give ball.
Houghton. MiMi.. Dee. 22. Gordon
C. Blair, formerly secretary of the
ChumberJuiu Transportation company,
of Chicago, has lecn bound over on a
charge of obtaining money under false
pretenses. He cannot furnish bail. He
negotiated the sale of the lumber car
go of the barge Wilber to John Price
Shaw Talks to Chicago flankers.
Chicago. Dec. 22. Two hundred
of Chicago's- most prominent business
men were at the banquet of the Chi
cago Bankers" club at Kingley's Sat
urday night. The chief speaker of the
evening was Secretary of the Treasury
Shaw, who addressed the club on
'Possible Financial Legislation."
Land Rent Results in Murder.
Sioux City, la.. Dee. 22. At George,
la.. August Bunge shot and mortally
wounded Helmer Deboor as a rsult of
a quarrel over rent of land. Bunge is
under arrest. Both men are farmers.
Heroic Effort Partly Unavailing.
Fort Dodge. Ia.. Dee. 22. With one
child under each arm J. J. Iliggins, a
farmer, near Castana, fought his way
through smoke ami flames in his home,
after having rescued the remainder of
the family. When Iliggins reached a
window he found he had dropped ono
of the children, a loy. Throwing the
other into the snow he returned for the
loy to find him dead. Iliggins then es
caped with difficulty.
Shark Eat a Racine Man.
'Milwaukee, Dec. 22. Mrs. Anna
Findlln, of 3.11.") Park Hill avenue, Sat
urday received a letter from her son,
who lives at Greytown. Nicaragua, say
ing that a man named Wissen, former
ly of Racine, had been devoured alive
by a shark. Wissen, he says, was out
in the bay In a small rowhoat when It
began to sink. He jumped into the
water and tried to reach shore.
Gives the Town Park.
Louisiana, Mo.. Dec. 22. It is an
nounced that John B. Henderson, ex
speaker of the house of representatives
of Missouri, who began his career here,
has made a gift to the city of two
blocks of city property overlooking the
Mississippi river,, to be converted into
Methodists Raise $20,000,000.
Rochester. X. Y.. Dee. 22. Rev. E.
M. Mills, corresponding secretary of
the Methodist Episcopal Thank Offer
ing fnnd. is completing his final report
here and says (hat every dollar of the
$20,000,000 called for three years ago,
has been raised in cash and pledges.
Kebraska Representative Recovering.
Madison, Neb., Dec. 22. Representa
tive Robinson, who became ill with
appendlcistis Wednesday, and whose
condition later became alarming, it
now on the way to recovery.
The income of the Suez canal last
year was $19,450,000, beinr dues from
3Q?9 Xssels which gassed through it.
Of President Roosevelt and Fam
ily in Vir
ginia, WHERE THEY MADE A SHORT VISIT
Old Friend is the Host of the Dis
Washington, Dec. 22. President
Roosevelt arrived from Rapidan at
11:2 and drove directly to the White
Washington. Dec. 22. Word frorii
Rapidan. near which place President
Roosevelt has his family, spent Sunday
as the guests of Joseph Wilmer.ls that
it rained practically all day and the
party was compelled to remain indoors
most of the time. The members at
tended divine services, however, at the
Rapidan Episcopal church in the morn
ing. Bad weather was a great disap
pointment to the president, who was
anxious to spend some time in the
open air. The president and his fam
ily started to return to Washington
about noon today.
Old Friend of the President
"Wilmer i an old friend of the presi
dent and Saturday without notifying
anylody at Washington except , those
to be of his party the president started
to visit him.
BOASTED BY PREXY AN0ELL
Newspapers Which P abll-.li Stories About
the Alleged "Oolngs On" of Some
of the 'Varsity Students.
Ann Arbor. Mich.. Dec. 22. Student
newspaper correspondents at the I".
of M. are being summoned to meet
President Angell in his private otlice.
The faculty has determined to slop the
publication of stories about the dark
side of college life. A censorship of
the press is talked of. Week before
last a correspondent sent in a story
alMHit nude girls dancing before stu
dents. President Angell was away in
the east at the time, and Secretary
Wade saved the article until the presi
dent's return. The president lias since
been making vigorous efforts to discov
er the identity of the obnoxious corre
The president laid down tlus forcible
opinion for the earnest consideration
of student corresjKndents: "Writing
scandal stories about the university is
nasty work. Such stories are always
loo vulgar to be printed, ami this one
about the girls was worse than vulgar,
it vas vile. Students who cannot rind
mything better to write had better not
write at all." There are fully titty
newsjMiper correspondents in the uni
versity, who each pay a few dolalrs of
current expenses with their peus.
Vineenues Wants a Warship.
Vincennes, Dec. 22. The following
telegram from Washington explains it
self: "A delegation from the city of
Vincennes, I ml., called upon Secretary
Moody at the navy department Sat
urday to secure a promise from him to
christen one of the new warships aftr r
their city. The delegation recalled to
Secretary Moody the fact that the first
warship to be launched in New York
for the United States navy Isire the
name of Vincennes. The only show
for Vincennes now is to name for that
city one of the two training ships to be
built. The secretary promised to do
what he could to meet the wishes of
Death of Sjlvanus H. Stevens.
Chicago. Dec. 22. Sylvanus II. Stev
ens, for the last twenty-one years chief
inspector of flaxseed on the Itoard of
trade, died at his home here Saturday
of Bright's disease. Stevens was well
known throughout the country. He
was a member of the Kansas legisla
ture during the years 1S7 and 1S70.
At the outbreak of the civil war he or
ganized in this city what was known
as the Board of Trade battery and
served throughout the entire war.
Cleveland Grade Crossings to Go,
Cleveland. Dec-. 22. Work will be
commenced in the spring to rid the
city of Cleveland of 134 grade- cross
ings in the several directions, which
these dangerous localities now exist.
The estimated cost of the work will be
$10,000,000. and ten years will be re
quired to do the work.
Coal OH Discovered In loirs.
Des Moines. In., Dec. 22. Oil has
been discovered oozing from the banks
of the Coon nver near Grant City, Sac
county. A quart of the oil sent to
Ames for analysis is said to have been
found to b .SO per cent. pure. The
discoverer, a woman, has leased 0,000
acres in the locality.
Man Was Badgered to Death.
South Bend, Ind., Dec. 22. Rather
than testify a second time against the
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern
railroad in the $10,000 damage suit
brought by Mrs. William E. Bowman
because of the death of her husband
at a railroad crossing, Benjamin Car
ver, of Bremen. Ind., committed sui
cide by drinking an ounce of carbolic
acid. Garver's friends claim he was
badgered by the railroad attorneys un
til bis mind gave way.
A HIDDEN CHEST
FULL OF RARE GEMS
Is Found in a College in Mexico-
Precious Image is
City of Mexico. Dee. 22. Senor Ohi
varria. director of the renowned Las
Vizcainas college, reiorts to the gov
ernment the discovery at that instltu
tion of a hidden chest containing ex
treinely valuable gems. The chest
contained a solid silver image of the
Virgin, inlaid with gold and encrusted
with gems J02 diamonds, 342 finer.
ulds. 2t rubies, 4 jacinths and 1,047
The gems will become the property
of the government. The director was
told of the existence of the chest by an
old matron to her many years ago by
a former matron while on her death
bed. The chest was hidden beneath
u flagstone In the chapel.
ElPONSIBILITY FOR A WIFE
When She Happens to Kun Over a Stan
with a Wagon Dictum of a
Dih 22. Pauline
Radke, wife of August Radke, was
driving a wagon loaded with butter,
eggs, and other produce In Michigan
City, when the wagon knocked down
Louis Schlundt, a street cleaner, and
ran over him. Schlundt sued the hus
band fordamages for iersoual injuries,
and a jury awarded a judgment of
$C73 against both husband and wife.
The appellate court has reversed the
Laporte circuit court, and Judge black,
in the opinio. l, sets out the legal prin
"We are of the opinion that where
the wife is engaged in the use of her
husband's personal property in the per
formance of her duty as a wife. In
domestic service for herself and fami
ly. Including her husband, not in her
presence. h is not liable for a per
sonal injury inflicted by her. not by
his direction, but . by her trespass,
through negligent use of such prop
erty." NO FIGHT AT DETROIT
Gov. Dllss Does Not Permit the Sheriff to
Decide as to a Itoxing Match's
Detroit. Dec. 22. Sheriff Henry A.
Dickson, of Wayne county, announces
that he will not allow the Corbctt
McGovern tight to lie pulled off in De
troit or Wayne county: that Governor
Bliss has instructed him to stop the
right, and he has been advised by an
attorney that the only thing for him
to do is to slop it.
Saturday morning the sheriff said he
was going to permit the tight, subject
to stoppage when an expert said it
was a violation of the law which,
jwrmits "boxing matches." But Gov
ernor Bliss was In town and saw the
sheriff and the result was the change
of mind noted.
Variety of Weather at St. I.oul.
St. Louis. Dec. 22. Peculiar storm
conditions prevailed simultaneously in
the four quarters of St. Louis Satur
day evening. In the eastern jxirtion
rain ioured in torrents; in the south
ern Mrtion sleet mingled with rain:
in the northern portion hail fell, and
in the western portion there was snow.
Vivid lightning and heavy thunder pre
ceded the storm.
Whanye's Death Was Accidental.
Louisville. Dec. 22. The (Kroner's
jury, which has been investigating the
death of R. C.Whayne. who was found
dead two days ago with a gunshot
wound in the breast, rendered a ver
dict of occidental death. If this stands
Whayne's heirs get SsV.Mi.OOO life insur
Wants to near of the Hearst Case.
Washington, Dec. 22. Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, has offered a reso
lution in the i-enate calling for imme
diate consideration of the charges by
William R. Hearst that the railroads
are violating the interstate commerce
Negroes Get a New Trial.
Des Moines. Ia.. Dec. 22. The su
preme court has ordered new trials
in the cases of Phillipps and Brooks,
negroes, convicted of the murder of
Marshal Sunblad, of Lake City, and
sentenced to be hanged Dec. 18. Tlu?
marshal was killed while attempting to
arrest the men for robbery.
They Rued Thelri Divorce.
New Albany. Ind., Dec. 22. After
three days' freedom from her matri
monial bonds Mrs. Charity Davis was
remarried to Lawrence Davis, from
whom she was granted a divorce last
Tuesday in the circuit court, cruel
treatment being the allegation. They
had become reconciled.
Debaters for Wisconsin Chosen.
Madison. Wis.. Deo 22. Seth W.
Richardson, of Ortonville.Wis.: George
. . - . 1 . ! . . 1 1 T
. ianiorxu. or Piemen ami .rnoiu u.
eselle. oft Alma, wcr chosen by the
judges of the preliminary debate last
week to represent Wisconsin in the de
bate with Michigan to he held in Madi
son early in March.
Gov. Tatea Hakes Good Progress.
Miami. Fla., Dec. 22. Governor
'ates is doing some considerable work
in the way of correspondence. He will
start for Cuba todav of tomorrow. Dr.
Taylor, says his patient is better and
stronger than at any time since he left
home. The .weather 4s more pleasant.
. TINGLEY'S RULE
Revelations of the Inner Inward
ness of the Point Loma The
HAVE A PROPHET AMONG THEM
Direct Successor, They Say, to Bud
dha, Christ and Mahomet
And She Is Boss.
Fan Diego. On I., Dec. 22. Tho for
mal evidence was turned to what pur
ports to be a remarkable revelation of
the inner workings of the theosophiral
Institution at Point Loma at Satur
day's sessiou of the pending trial of
an action for libel, in which Mrs.
Katherine Tingley. head of the Univer
sal Brotherhood, is plaintiff, against
The Times-Mirror company, of Los
Angeles, defendants. This evidence is
in the form of a deposition made- by
S. Pitch, of 201 Bond street Hart
ford. Conn. The deponent said he was
employed as a lookkeeper by the Uni
versal Brotherhood, of which he be
came a member, and had privileges ac
corded to few others.
Mrs. Tingley Regarded as a Prophet.
He stated that Mrs. Tingley was re
gards! as a prophet in line of a 'suc
cession including Buddha. Christ and
Mahomet, and that she had told de
ponent that marriage relations as
known to the world, in her belief, were
wholly false and perverted, and that
people wholived the life at Point Loma
would evolve so as to reach a stage
where marriage would not be neces
sary. Pitch said he lived at Point
Loma from August, 10OO. till March,
She Who Had To lie Obeyed.
He said the pledge of the Esoteric
Society of Theosophy was very bind
ing, with members taking oath to obey
the leaders in all things, the leader
being Katherine Tingley. Mrs. Tiifg
ley had absolute control over every
thing and everybody, and she exer
cised this in the minutest detail.
SPOT WAS AN HONORED DOO
Said To He the Receptacle of the Spirit of
She regulated where every member
ihoukl lodge, what they should eat,
and where they should eat it; whom
they should have conversation with,
whom they should walk or talk with,
and whom they must not speak to or
look at. Deponent testitied that Mrs.
Tingley had a dog named "Spot" and
further said: "Mrs. Tingley told me
that 'Spot' was a 'great deal more than
a pet.' 'I believe I know.' said Mrs.
Tingley. 'that Mr. Judge's spirit en
tered into Spot at his death. Mr. Judge
gave Spot to me at the time of his
death, and at the time that 1 assumed
the leadersh'p of the Universal Broth
erhood as his smi-essor.' "
The deponent testified further that
Mrs. Tingley's supervision of the in
tercourse of members extended to in
terference with the relations between
the members of the same family: that
she did not allow Mr. and Mrs. Anson,
who were inmates, to speak with their
own children: that the colony was
patrolled by armed guards, and that
restrictions were placed upon the en
trance of visitors.
Pitch described some of the cere
monies performed in connection with
some of the orders to which he be
longed. The costume prescribed for
all meeting and gatherings except the
Sunday morning services consisted of
a cheesecloth rolo without clothes
ls'lted with a chord at the waist, this
garment to be worn over underclothing
only, and no starched clothing was to
be worn, according to Mrs. Tingley's
Pitch says further that Mrs. Ting
ley was a very hard worker, and that
although her official title was lead
er she was troipiently addressed as
purple" by her official cabinet, often
time as "P." and frequently as "Moth
er." until she requested that the lat
ter be stopjcd. Fitch affirmed that
to his own knowledge women mem
bers of the colony were employed at
hard work In the gardens and fields.
Washington, Dee. 22. The secre
tary of agriculture will this afternoon
remove the quarantine against Con
nect icilt established last month ow
ing lit the prevalence of the hoof and
Slain In an Indian Ouarrel.
Sioux City. Ia.. Dec. 22. In a quar
rel on v innenago lnnian reservation.
across the river from Sioux City. "Lit
tle Jim." an Indian, was slain. James
Davis and Howard Mchee, Indians,
ure under arrest.
Fatally Shot In a General Fight.
Logausioit. Ind.. Dec. 22. Earl
Shottridge was probably fatally shot
Saturday night by John McDaniels In
a general tight. McDaniels was after
ward shot in the leg by one of the
Uniform Price for Ax Handles.
Ixniisvilie. Dec. 22. At a meeting of
hlckorv ax handle manufacturers of
the country held here Saturday an as
sociation was formed for the purpose
of axrangimc a uniform price list.
NUMBER. OF SAILORS
ARE LOST AT SEA
Survivors of Wrecked Schooners Ar
rive at Bos
ton. Boston, Dec. 22. The schooner
Manhassett arrived here today, hav
ing on board 10 survivors, badly frost
bitten, of the wrecked schooners
Frank A. Palmer and Louise B. Crary,
which were in collision Wednesday
night oft' Thatcher's island. Kleven
sailors either were killed in the col
lision, drowned, or died from expos
ure. GOOD-BYE TO THE CABLE
If This Sort of Thing Can Be Developed
Marconi's Triumph Seems To lie
New York. Dec. 22. The following
dispatch from Marconi, dated Glace
Bay. X. S.. Dec. 21. has been received
by the Associated Press:
"I iK'g to inform you for circulation
that I have established wireless tele
graph communication between Capo
Breton. Canada, and Cornwall. Eng
land, with complete success. Inaug
uratory messages, including one from
the governor general of Canada to
King Kdward VII, have already leen
transmitted ai'd forwarded to the king's
of England and Italy. A message to
the Loudon Times lias also Iieen trans
mitted in the presence of its special
correspondent, D. Parkin. M. I.
London. Dee. 22. Representatives
of Marconi say they have been re
ceiving trans-Atlantic messages for a
week. Messages to King Edward and
other. came through without, a hitch,
It is calculated the company will
be able to handle 1.000 words per
hour. As soon as it is able to get. the
postottice authorities to connect.
Poldhu with the Inland Telegraph
company it will commence regular
commercial business between Corn
wall and Novia Scotia.
2,500 PEOPLE PERISH
IN RECENT EARTHQUAKE
London. Dec. 22. A dispatch from
Russian Turkistan reports the earth
quake at Andijan killed 2..100 people
and destroyed lti.ooil houses.
Statesmen liegin Their Holidays.
Washington, Dee. 22. After a ses
sion of b'ss than three hours the sen
ate Saturday adjourned until Jan. 5
next. The session was largely given
up to an address by Morgan uimmi the
isthmian canal. The rejxirt of the con
ference.. -committee on the strike com
mission appropriation was agreed to.
An executive session was held.
The house adopted the conference
report on the strike commission appro
priation and adjourned to Jan. .". 1003.
Maimed by a Vicious Horse.
Kalamazoo. Mich.. Dec. 22. Eugene
Hezard wasattacked by a vicious horse,
which picked him up with his teeth.
shooke him furiously, and tore one arm
from his hotly. Hezard will probably
Iowa Man Confirmed.
Washington. Dec. 22. The scMte
Saturday i-onfrined the nomination of
Cyrus Beede, Iowa, to be an Indian
There's Another Prince in Kngland.
London. Dec. 22. The Princess of
Wales gave birth to a son Saturday
night. Both mother and child are do-
llent Witaonl Fnel.
A dispatch from Indianapolis says
that Emmet Greenfield, a molder em
ployed at Evansville, says that he has
discovered an energy which will revo
lutionize mechanical inver and solve
the problem of fuel and heat for all
time. By a simple device like an elec
tric battery, the construction of which
remains his own secret, he saj-s he can
extract energy from the rays of the
sun and transmit it to motors for me
chanical jiower or to stoves and fur
naces for heat. He says he has a suc
cessfully working model of the battery.
which is especially, adapted to produc
ing intense heat for smelting purposes.
Iteanlnintina: the Dead.
In a dispatch from Moscow the cor-
resKudeut of the London Daily Mail
says that a Dr. Koulatke has succeeded
in his experiments in reanimating the
heart of an infant which he had ex
tracted from a child who had died
twenty-four hours previously. The heart
leat with normal regularity for one
hour. Dr. Koulatke hoies that his dis
covery will assist in reanimatloa In
cases of death by drowning.
Sea Elephant Leat"
A Vew Encland sea cantaln named
Cleveland has created a sensation by
brlneinir home a few hides of the sea
elephant, a giant seal thus far hunted
for oil alone. The hides are said to be
more flexible and tougher than those
f cattle, and a process has been In-
mifiwl Trli irh nrridilcps from them A
nude of leather superior to anything
hitherto known. The elephants have
Increased ranidlv In numbers uurmg
the last score of years on account of
their comparative immunity rrom
slaughter. Captain Cleveland's ship
is the first vessel to sail after sea cle
P.hant hides. . :
I N RAIL WRECK
Awful Rear End Collision
on the Southern
IN THE FAR WEST
Death Roll Numbers
Nearly Two Dozen
and May Be More.
San Francisco, Dee. 22. Twenty
three are dead, 21 injured, four fatal
ly, as the result of the collision on tin!
Southern Pacific, near Byron. Satur
Martinez. Oi., Dec. 22. As a result
of ji reur-eml collision between the
Stockton flyer and the "owl" train, on
the Southern Pacific at I'yron Satur
day night, sixteen deaths have already
been recorded, and there are indica
tions that the total will soon be raised
to twenty. Most of the wounded pas
sengers who were too severely injured
to be taken to their homes were taken
ot the Southern Pacific hospital at San
I'raiicisco. aid on the way to that
place live victims dii-d. Twenty-four
of the injured reached the hospital,
where it is nrnioiinctd that R. Post, of
Fowler. Cal.. and Lou Len. a Chinese
of San Francisco, will probably suc
cumb. Of the twentv-four patients
only three wire fieruiitted to receive
visitors, so seriously were they suf
fering. List of the Dead Victims.
Of the deaths resulting from the col
lision ten were killed outright and .the
others succumbed to their injuries.
Eleven of the dead have been identi
fied as follows: Elizabeth L. Smith.
Fresno, Cal.: Clarence D. Oluffs. Fres
no: Miss Birdie Elliott. San Francisco:
Maliel Vezey. Modesto, Cal.; George
Sessions, Oakland. Cal.: Chas. Owens
and Miss Myers. Fresno; Robert Ren
rick. San Francisco; Len Irwin. Oak
land: W. F. Temple: Tony Tia Gong,
Chinese girl, cf San Francisco.
Those Who Arejlnjured.
A revised list of the injured in
cludes: D. J. Vernon, Fresno, scald
ed; D. J. Vernon. Jr.. Fresno, seri
ously bruised: Edward Joyce, fireman
Stockton train, and S. S. Crites. Ba
kerstield. scalded: three Chinse wom
en, badly bruised; George Washington,
"owl" cook, leg broken: Ed Slaughter,
second cook", head and leg hurt: Chas.
Harris, third cook, head and leg in
jured: E. Towles. fourth "ook. head
cut and leg smashed: A. A. Alexander,
walter.knee broken: Engineer Maguire.
severely hurt; W. Emily Mayor. San
Francisco: J. F. Carroll, scalded anil
bruised: Carl Keller and wife. Flor
ence, Colo., and Richard Post. Fowler.
Cal.. scalded; F. E. Eastman. Paris.
Me., fatally injured: George Moke.
Japanese. San Francisco, head cut;
Lou Len. Chinese. San Francisco,
scalded: Lawrence Hunter. Eugene,
-Ore., and E. Lee. Louisville, Ky., burns
on head and face.
ENGINE CRASHES INTO A COACH
Leak In a Roller Flue the Cause of the
Stoppage That Was Fatal.
In the collision, the engine of the
local plowed its way into the last
coaches of the ''Owl," which was filled
with Fresno people. The passengers
who escaped injury or death were
hurled to the fore part of the coach,
crushed in between the mass of debris,
their sufferings and danger Intensified
a hundred fold by the clouds of scald
ing steam that joured uKu them from
the shattered boiler of the Stocktou
The "Owl" left the Oakland molo
about 5 p. in., and on the way toward
thl3 point it was noted that there was
a leak in the flue of the engine. This
increased to such an extent that it was
deemed advisable to stop her to take
up a freight engine for relief. The
train officials knew that No. 84, the
Stockton local, was following a half
hour behind, and a flagman was sent'
back down the track to give warning
of the presence of the "owl."
It is said that the Stockton train,
in charge of Engineer Maguire and
Fireman Joyce, got the warning signal
in due time and gave the usual re
sponse with whistle blasts. Why the
incoming train was not checked, how
ever, has not been thus far explained,
the men who could give the facts be
ing numliered among the badly in
jured. On came the train with ap
parently scarcely any diminution of
speed, and the Fresno coach was com
Every class now seems to have &
special newspaper or organ in Taris.
A weekly has now been started in the
interests of the police. . -.