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It "IT ROCK ID Al FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 117. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1910. TEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. TRAINS SWEPT FROM THE TRACKS BY AN AVALANCHE Several Accidents of Kind in mountains of the Northwest. IS WORST IN HISTORY From Many Towns Come Stor ies of Fatal Accidents Floods Stop Traffic. THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Thursday; moderate temperature. The lowest temperature tonight will be above the freezing point. Temperature at 7 a. m., 33. Maxi mum temperature in, last 24 hours, 42. Minimum in last 12 hours, 32. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 3 miles per hour. Precipitation, trace. Relative humidity, at 7 p. m. 89, at 7 a. m. 95. J. M. SHERIER, Local forecaster. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today until noon tomor row.) Sun sets 5:48. rises C:27; moon rises 12:19 a. m.; midnight, planet Mer cury at aphelion, farthest from sun; Mars' disk 0.901 of full orb; sun's dec lination 7 degrees south of celestial equator. Everett, Wash., March 2. Superintendent O'Neill of the Great Northern, who is di recting the relief work in the mountains, telegraphs 60 lives were lost in avalanches. Cfltaflnn Earlier Reports. Everett, Wash., March 2. Today's dispatches copfirm last night's report of the overwhelming of Great North- era passenger trains by the avalanche ... . , . . , . - t Xo.rtrtl I . ,) ii .1 i (in o 1 n ri('(li! i 1 i -n rt DAVIDSON HEADS EDUCATIONAL ASSN. Indianapolis, March 2. The Nation al Educational association this after noon elected W. X. Davidson of Oma ha president. Indianapolis, Ind., March 2. The at Wellington. A portion of the town of rWellington and the -west portal of the -Cascade tunnel were swept down the mounlain''.'yith." the train. Esti mates now 'jlace the known dead at 23 and the missing at 25 more. There are probably a score of injured. Train at Depot. The two trains were at the depot when the avalanche came down the mountain. The great mass swept everything before It, carrying all to the foot of the mountain. The first news of the disaster was brought by John Wentzel of Wellington who reached Skykomish exhausted after several hours of hard travel through snow, ice and debris swept from tho mountain tops. He says those Vho i nmr . escaped serious injury and others not ' PRICE In the path of the slide started the work of rescue at once. Rank Aid From Kverelt. Men carried women and children from the ;p art laXly b u r icdCis cjb e,. . , """"Many of -tlrese "were injured and were given the best of attention possible under the circumstances. Messages telling of the disaster were sent to Everett and relief trains carrying phy sicians were dispatched. It is stated now that 40 persons were on the trains when struck by the slide. It will be impossible to reach the scene of the wreck today except by foot. From the east side of the Cas cades the annroach is cut off by a snow slide at Drury which destroyed TIBETAN the station and killed Watchman day discussed specialization in educa tion and differences of mental attitude in school children. CHINESE COMMISSION HERE Iiody to Study Foreign Army Condi tions Is Appointed. Peking, March 2. The govern ment has appointed an army com mission to visit Japan and America. The commission will leave on its mis si a month hence. At its head is Prince Too, the regent's brother, and its secretary Is IJL Ching-Nai, former Chinese minister to Austria. LA Ching-Xai is a son of the late Li Hung Chang, the Chinese statesman. INQUIRY FAILURE Xa- (irand Jury Ite!Krts Problem I tional, Not Local. Louisville, March 2. The county grand jjry which conducted an inquiry of aboutThree weeiia into the "high cost of living reported yesterday that its efforts were futile. The report states that tho problem is not local, but national, and of such magnitude that its labors were in vain. It rec ommends, however, as one step to ward a solution of the problem that cold storage warehouses be compelled to make monthly reports of the quan tity of foodstuffs on hand. CONGRESS' HELP TO ROCKEFELLER But Object Is to Give Away the Wealth of Oil Magnate, Not to Add to It. BILL BEFORE THE SENATE Foundation Plan Designed to Pro mote the Welfare of People of United States. Washington, March 2. The Rocke feller foundation is incorporated by a bill introduced in the senate today. It Is understood the purpose is to pro vide a method for John D. Rockefeller to dispose of his enormous wealth In a manner beneficial to mankind. To Advance Well Ilelnj;. The Rockefeller foundation, accord ing to the bill, is organized to promote the well being and advance the civili zation of the people of the United States and .its possessions in foreign lands, and for the acquisition and dis semination of knowledge, for the pre- ORE FUEL ON THE FIRE Taf t Letter Said to Praise Cannon and Aid-rich AND RAP INSURGENTS Blames Latter for Prospective Democratic Majority in Congress. Washington. March 2. A letter praising Senator Aldrich and Speaker Cannon and deriding the insurgent republicans in congress, which Pres ident Taft is said to have written to Lucius B. Swift of Indianapolis, may AN EPIDEMIC OF HIGH PRICES ON Hogs and Mess Port Perform New Fancy Stunts in the Chicago Market. HIGH RECORD FOR BOTH Live Animals Sell Above flO and July Meat Above $25 May Also Takes Spurt. Chicago, March 2. An epidemic of advancing prices characterized the early market today. Cattle were marked up 10 to 15 cents at the open ing, eheep and lambs were 10 cents higher and live hogs went beyond the 1870 record, reaching $10.10 for choice heavy, while the bulk made a mark of an even 10. July Pork mt Top. On the provisions side July pork reached the top, $25.10, an Increase of 22 cents over yesterday, and out stripping the May option which was LEGISLATURE END COMMISSION IVOR stroyed by Are yesterday. Three em ployes were burned to death Engi neer J. Stephens, Fireman J. O. Smith and Brakeman Harry Russell. MANY HOMELESS IN FLOODS IN OHIO Conditions Improve In Places, but Grow Worse In Others Traf fic Is Impeded. Cleveland, March 2. Fully a thou sand persons are homeless and other thousands are living on the second floor of their homes, traffic Impeded and business demoralized In many places, is the situation In Ohio today as a result of floods. While the high water has receded somewhat in most of the river valleyB, yet In others the danger still remains, caused by ice gorges. S BILL SAVED Senate Recedes From Amendments Which House Rejected. LEFT TO GOVERNOR House Asks Joint Committee tc Investigate Waterway and Make Report.- About- All The Congress Has Done This Session RULE THE SAME Johnson. Cars fell 150 feet and were burled by debris. Town Sot Destroyed. The town of Wellington and the Great Northern power house were not destroyed as reported. The weather In the mountains is warm and the rescue parties are In constant peril from snow slides. Stalled Nearly a Week. Seattle, Wash., March 2. John S. Rogers of this city reached Seattle last ' night. He was on one of the snowbound trains at Wellington, but was one of those who wearied of wait ing for relief and walked to Skyko mish. He says the trains were stalled at the east portal of the Cascade tun nel last Wednesday. Friday night they moved through the tunnel and as far as Wellington, half a mile be yond the west portal of the tunnel. Snow and Winds Continuous. Sunday there were slides of snow that did some damage. Snow and terrific winds were almost continuous' and Monday night eight passengers decided to walk to Skykomish. The others remained at Wellington, where the disaster overtook them yesterday. Riven Raa-lna- Torrent. Seattle, Wash.. March 2. Water Trom melting snows in the mountains, augmented by local rains, made rag ing torrents of all streams in central I TROLLEY CARS MEET IN FOG Roth Motornien Fatally Hurt In Col lision at Nprlnjrfleld, Mo. Springfield, Mo., March 2. Running at a high rate of speed in a dense fog, two trolley cars collided head on to day, and both the motorman, Joseph Aaron, and George Sherman were fa tally injured. The passengers escaped serious injury. Bad Accident at Flora, III. Flora, 111., March 2. Two train men were killed and two fatally hurt when a double header passenger train on the Baltimore & Ohio ran into the rear of a freight here to day. The dead: CON LYNCH, engineer. CLARENCE ALBIN, fireman. Fatally injured: Charles W. Bamber, engineer. Charles Lucas, conductor, all of the passenger train. None of the passengers was hurt. China Gives Great Britain Statement as to Intentions. Peking, March 2. The Chinese government has replied to an inquiry by Great Britain as to its intentions in Tibet, and the reply is regarded as satisfactory by the British foreigr office. China declares that the in terior administration of Tibet wil not be changed. The formal reply states that the government found Chinese control in Tibet to be weak ened because of the machinations of the now deposed dalai lama, and that a military expedition was sent intc Lhassa for the purpose of policing it The dalai . lama was degraded be cause of offenses already committed. VETERAN PUBLISHER DEAD (Continued on fa.ge Ten.) WHEAT CROP BIG, IS PREDICTION OF JAS. PATTEN New York, March 2. July 1 was the time limit which James A. Pat ten, the Chicago wheat operator, set upon his active operations in the markets. He would. Patten said to day before sailing for Europe on the Mauretanla, continue to keep In touch with the markets because of the long time interests he had in them. Patten said: "I have heard a good many reports is to whether it would be possible to ccrner wheat this year I don't think it would be possible. In my mccfefls I took advantage of certain iondltions and I had the good fortune to get In right. 'One thing I want to say before leaving. I see that reports from Kan sas say there will te a short wheat iro. Frm my Information and ob terr&Uoa the wheat crop will be a tig one and the wheat market may rek tax an era of John II. Francise Had Various Car eer Since Civil War. Chicago, March 2. John H. Francis, a civil war veteran and publisher of a magazine devoted to spiritualism, died at his home here today. Previous to coming to Chicago 20 years ago he was engaged in newspaper work in Kansas and was tho chief clerk of the house in the first Kansas legislature. MURDER SUSPECT SUICIDE Annct Olson Hangs Himself In Cell at Alexandria, Minn. Alexandria. Minn., March 2. Annet Ol-io'i, one of the brothers held for the mim'.er of George Traar, a brother-in-law, Christmas night, closed the inves tigation of the grand jury insofar as he was personally concerned by hang ing himself in a cell in the jail here today. IS ACQUITTED OF MURDER Kstelle Stout, Who Shot Picture So licitor at Chicago, Goes Free. Chicago, March 2. Estelle Stout was acquitted of the charge of mur der by a jury in Judge Baldwin's court yesterday. Miss Stout was charged with the murder of Henry Hornberger, a pastel portrait solic itor, at the home of her brother-in- law, George Chambers, 2045 West Adams street," Dec. 6, 1908. vention and relief of suffering and the promotion of any kind of humm knowledge. linn iven Avrny KS2,O00.0flO. It was stated by Senator Galllnger today Rockefeller already had given away $o2,fHK.000 and that he was seek ing a method of disposing of his for tune so it would benefit mankind. Would Make Tmat Men Fujrltlvea. Washington, March 2. A bill which, if passed, would declare the members of the "beef trust," recently indicted in New Jersey, fugitives from justice and compel their extradition to New Jersey to stand trial for alleged illegal com bination and monopoly, was introduced yesterday by Representative Henry (democrat) of Texas, a member of the house judiciary committee "The individuals composing the beef trust who have been indicted by a New Jersey grand jury," said Mr Henry, "are endeavoring to hide behind the proposition that they' have transacted no business in the state of New Jersey, and. therefore, could not have commit ted a crime there because they were not personally present. This is an old dodge, an elusive method of escaping punishment." Wanta Courts' Power Curbed. The Henry bill provides that the de mand of an executive authority of one state upon that of another state, and accompanied by a copy of an indict ment or affidavit, shall be "indisputa ble proof" for the authorities to act upon. It also provides that the order for the arrest of a person wanted un der those conditions "shall not be in quired into, modified, disputed, or in validated in any court of the state or territory to which such person has fled, nor shall any such court or tribun al have any power to release such person." stir up a row in republican ranks in congress and . throughout the central west where insurgency is rife. Entitled to Prnlne. According to report, the president in the letter takes the position that both Senator Aldrich and Speaker Cannon are entitled to Just praise for their services to the country as leg islators, especially the former. Of Speaker Cannon, the president Is un derstood to have said that, while he does not merit, perhaps, the eulogy given Senator Aldrich. at the same time he is not deservi ig of the crit icisms against him made by the in surgents. InnnrKent Menace Partjr. It Is further understood that the president states in the letter that the result of insurgency may, in his opin ion, be a democratic -house of repre sentatives. It is understood further that some names of prominent insur gents in the house and senate appear in the text of the letter. What oc casioned the writing of such a letter is not yet made public. quoted at $25. Maken Another Spurt. Later in the day May pork advanced to $25.27, while July went to $23.22. The market, however, closed at $25.10 for May and $25.05 for July. STATE POLICE IS TAKEN FROM CITY ALL HONORS FOR ROOSEVELT PARTY Knthusiastic Receptions Hehl at All Points Along Nile Where Stops Are JIade. Gondokoro, Sudan. March 2. Reports from points along the route followed by the Roosevelt party tell of enthusi astic receptions wherever tho party stop. Special honors are accorded the party by natives and officials every where, and details of especially select ed soldiers escort them about the towns they visit. ADOPT COMMISSION FORM New City Rule Is Victor in Abilene, Kan., Four to One. Abilene, Kan., March 2. The com mission form of government was voted in by a majority of four to one here yesterdays bwy rtia'n -TjTfC'thTf aSTT3feT registered vete.wa.3 cast. , TJi legality of the election will probably be tested In court. Fort Pierre. S. D., March 2. Fort Pierre yesterday rejected the commis sion plan of government my a major ity of 1C. Grand Forks. N. D., March 2. At a special election yesterday Grand Forks rejected the commission plan of gov ernment by a majority of 49 out of a total vote of 967. About one-third of the city's normal vote was cast. MAGNET RECOVERS NAILS Cargo of Kegs Taken from Sunken Steamship in Mississippi. New Orleans, La.. March 2 An in genious method has been adopted for the recovery of a cargo of nails which went down on a sinking steamboat here a few weeks ago. A huge elec tric magnet, attached to hoisting gear is lowered in the water. The electric current is turned on. and the kegs of nall.s are hoisted out, one by one, clinging to the magnet. Georgia Posse Lynches Negro. Vidalla. Ga., March 2. C. H. Mann, Jr., of Cedar Crossing was fatally stabbed by a negro, whose name has votes, more than a constitutional ma Springfield, 111., March 2 Both houses of the legislature adjourned sine die at noon; though a perfunctory session will be held tonight so that the governor will have all bills be. fore final adjournment. Both houses cleared up the business early in the day. i i:cla k i :i u NcoNsn t utiox a l. A protest declaring the re cently passed primary bills un constitutional was filed in the senate. The house adopted a resolu tion for a joint committee to in vestigate waterways and re port at the next regular ses sion. SAVES COMMISSION IUIX. 1 The senate voted to recede from the senate amendments to the house bill for a commis sion form of municipal govern, ment. The bill now goes to the governor. Waterway Bill Die. Springfield, 111., March 2. Tha Schmltt deejj ,jtalexw.aji..bllL. desired and urged by Governor Deneen and the Btate administration forces, was de feated upon the floor of the house last night. There were 3C votes for the bill and C7 against It. In the absent or not voting column are 48 members of the lower house. William Lorimer, by the Schmltt bill roll call, may think that he has re asserted his ownership of the Illinois general assembly, but there are several men in Springfield who believe the senator has received as serious a home thrust as has the governor. Three of the main stems of Governor Deneen's special session call were ex purgated from the state records and the next issue of session laws by tho work of the house yesterday. Tbes are enumerated as follows: The waterway bill absolutely killed. The elections bill slaughtered. The commission form of government bill anaesthetized. One Hedeemlna: feature Claimed. One redeeming feature Is claimed by the house of representatives, the pas sage of the Joint resolution concerning the incomo tax amendment to the fed eral constitution. Even this Is In ques tion, as the resolution received only 70 not been learned, who entered the Mann home yesterday and attacked Mrs. Mann. Tho negro was pursued by a posse, captured and lynched. ONLY REMNANT LEFT WITH INSURGENTS Absence of lUoting for a Day in Phil adelphia Car Strike Leads to Action. TIE INSPECTOR A ROBBER? Employe of Ti. & O. ArreMefl on a Charge of Taking $6,702. Parkersburg, W. Va.. March 2. G. T. Carpenter, tie inspector on the Bal timore & Ohio, was arrested here to day charged with complicity In the robbery of $0,792 from the United States Express company's safe Satur day liUiU FRANCE ACCEPTS KNOX PEACE PLAN Paris, March 2. The French gov ernment has replied to Knox's pro posal to the powers looking to the es tablishment of a permanent interna tional court of arbitratal justice, ac cepting the proposition In principle, bnt awaiting suggestions which the French government believes will bring all the other powers into accord. Rock River Open at Janesville. Janesville, Wis., March 2. Henry Spohn, aged 75, committed suicide yesterday by Jumping into Rock river. Philadelphia, March 2. With the withdrawal yesterday of. the last de tachment of state polloe on duty here and the discharge from further strike service of the State Fencibles, this city gave up the only evidence of mar tial law which has existed here since the street car men's strike began 11 days ago. To fill the place of the state troops a special cavalry force was organized by the city authorities. Up to a late hour last night no disorder had been reported during the day. One Story Has It That Defeats Have IJroken Hope of Nicaraguan Rebels. Work of Day in Congress Washington, March 2. Following is a summary of the proceedings of the two houses of congress yesterday, taken from the official records: SEXATB The senate passed several bills, including? private pensions and providing for new public buildings throughout the country. After a session of two hours the senate adjourned to today. HOl'SK The postofflce appropriation bill was under consideration for five hours in the house and adjournment was San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, March 2. Deserters from Mena's force who have surrendered to the government division at Acoyapa, state Chamorro arrived at San Vin cente yesterday with 60 jorseme'a. the remnant of an army of 1,500 with which he reached Tisman. They al so state when Mena and Zeledon learned of the disaster to the lnsur- Morocco Submits to France. Fez, March 2. The sultan signed the accord with France, has Jorit-. but less than a two-thirds voto of the membership of the bouse. The commission form of government bill was defeated In the ley;iHlstur yesterday. The roll call follows: 1)6 for the bill to 11 against, 06 not voting, lacking one vote of a constitutional ob- majority. ligating Morocco to pay f 12,000.000 as indemnity and damages arising out of the Casa Blanca affair. Representative Foster Ex-Consul J. M. Ayers Dies. Johnson City, Tenn , March 2. Dr. J. M. Ayers, former United States consul to the Argentine Republic, ap pointed by President McKlnley. died at his home here Monday night, aged 72 years. He was a native of Ohio. GARVEN WILL ASK DENEEN TO YIELD PACKERS New York, March 2. Prosecutor Garven believes most of the indicted meat packers have been in the state within two years and he will try to fents at Tipitapa and Tisma. they de- i gPt all the defendants here. "When cided to abandon their positions and ietreat to Rama. Vasrjuez now prob ably occupies San Vincente. . POSTPONE IT FOR A YEAR American Exposition in I.erlin (Joes Over by Action of Directors. Berlin, March 2. The German direc tors of the American exposition today decided to accept the suggestion given J cases. the commissioners that the date cf the exhibition be postponed to 1911. Y. M. C. A. Burns; Three Dead. Schenectady, N. Y., March 2. The Railroad Y. M. C. A. building at Rot terdam Junction, belonging to thj Boston and Maine railroad, was de- Governor Fort signs requisition pa pers.' said Garven, "I shall go per sonally before Governor Deneen of Illinois and request him to sign ex tradition papers so that, the men can be brought here." Sheriff Kelley today received cap iases for the individuals and sum monses for the corporations named in the indictment in the packing The sheriff will bring all those within his jurisdiction into court. Beef Jury Adjourns. Chicago, March 2. The federal grand jury, which hes been investigating the alleged "beef trust," today adjourned till Marc.li 11. changed his vote to nay and gave no tice hp would ask for a reconsidera tion this morning. The commission form conference committee met yesterday and selected Senator Barr chairman and Represent ative Butts secretary. At tho morn ing meeting of the committee nothing was accomplished except the' with drawal upon motion of Senator Dalley of th senate amendments. These were the so-called corporation amend ments, and the amendment fixing tho recall of 40 per cent. At the afternoon meeting an attempt to exempt fran chises in the initiative section was de feated. Section No. 9, in which Is in corporated the so-called "90 day claupe" was made a subject of con siderable dispute. It was finally amended so as to permit officials !h office at the time of the adoption of the act to remain In office until tho commissioners elected have qualified. Quite an Interesting delate occupied the committee for some time over the percentage of recall. ARMED BANDITS IN CHICAGO" STREET Chicago, March 2. In true" westera style, two armed bandits held up F. A. Racine, driver of an Adams Express company wagon, a short distance from the union station today and robbed him of $35 all he had on his person. The robbers are believed to hav been cf the impression it was a money wagon and to have plarnod to make a big haul. The wagon, however, was smpty. The robbers escaped.