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UNION F.xtab. July, 1897.
GAZETTE Estab. Dec, 1SC2.
Consolidated Feb. 1899.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
Bn Interesting Collection of Items Frol
Mie Two Hemispheres Pres jt &
In a Coclensed I-'ivm. V
Bryan carrie1 Missouri by 28,000.
Bryan's majority in Texas is V75,
000. Wyoming gives McKinley 4,000 ma
jority. Bryan carried Boston by 12,000 plur
ality. McKinley carried Baltimore by
Bryan carried Nevada by a small
Connecticut gave McKinley a pural
ity of 23,000.
McKinleys' plurality in Penusyl
avnia is 200,000.
McKinley's plurality in the city of
Pittsburg is 15,000.
Cincinnati anil Cleveland gave plur
alities for McKinley.
McKinley carried his own state by
an increased majority.
Bryan carried Greater New York bj
ft majority of 27,331.
McKinley received a plurality of
2,000 in Buffalo, N. Y.
At an election riot in Denver, Colo.,
two men were killed and four wounded.
The vote in the city of Chicago was
close, McKinley receiving 180,970,
and Bryan 172,524.
Lincoln, Neb., the home of Bryan
gave McKinley a majority of 1602, a
gain of 555 over 1896.
In Adlai E. Stevenson's home pre
cinct in Bloomiugton, 111., the vote
was: McKinley 306, Bryan 112.
At Phoenix, Ariz., a woman with a
shotgun killed a Mexican robber who
was trying to steal a calf.
Fire broke out in a candy factory at
Albany, N. Y., and communicated to
an adjoining building, causing a loss of
Before nearly 35,000 people, the Co
lumbia football eleven today defeated
Princton by a score of 6 to 5, on Co
lumbia field.
yery light vote was polled in
South Carolina. The full state ticket
and (nil congiessional ticket was elect
ed by the Democrats.
The American Rice Growers' Dis
tribution Company, has been incorpor
ated under the laws of the state of
Louisiana, with a capital of $15,000,
000. W. K. Vanderbilt is president.
One of the incidents of election day
was the suicide of Fred Janeeks, of
Chicago. Upon reaching the polls he
remarked that he was about to cast his
first ballot. This he did. then pur
chased a bottle of carbolic acid, and
upon his return home committed sui
cide by drinking the contents of the
The ministers at Pekin have agreed
on the basis of negotiations.
An investigation ol Berlin's corrupt
police force has been ordered.
Krueer is making a slow trip to
Europe on account of illness.
Russia has no intention of building
another railroad across Asia.
Nome steamer Roanoke, repoited
lost, has reached Port Towusend.
Woodburn, Or., has granted 30-year
franchise for light and water system.
Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese minister,
thinks that when allies withdraw from
China railroad construction on a large
scale will be begun there.
The state board of health authorities
of Mississippi, report one case of yel
low fever at Natchez. The patient is
the wife of a local Baptist minister.
Isaac Hull Adams, a grandson v'
President John Adams, and a nephe
of President John Quincy Adams, died
at his home at Qunicy, Mass., aged 87
The Toronto soldiers of the South
African contingent returned to Toronto
and were received with tremendous en
thusiasm. Traffic was suspended for
hours, and altogether the demonstra
tion was one of the most notable in the
history of the city.
I The queen of Portugual, at Cascaia,
a fashionable resort, made a thrilliug
rescue. She has been staying at thj
Palace Cascals, and was on the bjacb
watching Catalo Croom, her boatman.
Springing his boat into shore. Sudden
y a huge wave overturned the boat.
Cxoom's arm was broken and he was
overcome oy t-ue uuufiiuw, wuicm car
ried him beneath the waves. The
queen is an expert swimmer. Seeing
that her boatman was drowning, she
sprang into the water before any of her
attendants could prevent her. With
rapid strokes she swam to the boat
man's side and held him up until per
sons put out in boats and rescued ioth
the queen and her boatman. Croom
was taken to the Royal Palace.
California stands fifth among th6
states as an oil producer.
W. P. Rend says European countries
must look to America for supplies of
All the street mail boxes in Tre
mont, O., were broken open anj the
contents rifled.
Rev. Sam Jones, the evangelist, is
broken in health. His physician has
ordered him to take an absolute rest
(or several months.
The Paris exposition is closed.
Russian troops are being withdrawn
from Pekin.
The military force in Porto Rico is to
be reduced.
Admiral Crowinshield says our navy
is crippled by lack of men.
The envoys at Pekin have agreed up
on a basis of negotiation.
Chinese are worried by the recent
executions at Pao Ting Fu.
Henry Villard died at his home near
Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., aged 65.
Marcus Daly, the Montana copper
king, is dead, aged 60 years.
Morocco declines to pay the United
States' demands for indemnity.
Congress will be asked to provide for
larger and more elastic army.
The British reoccupied Philoppolis.in
South Africa, after four bonis' fighting.
Importation of American steel bars
threatens extinction of England's in
dustry. The election of Beckham, Democrat,
is governor of Kentucky, will not be
Spanish papers print a letter from
Don Carlos condemning the recent up
risings. The reform in the British army will
require in future 10 months of scientific
drill for the soldier.
A fatal hotel fire occurred at Popo
lar Bluff. Mo., in which four persons
were burned to death.
The mineworkers of America wish to
have operators meet them to arrange
annual scale of wages.
Ex-Senator John L. Wilson an
nounces his retirement from political
leadership in Washington.
Li Hung Chang says demands for
punishment of Prince Tuan and the
dowager empress are too humiliating.
There is still some friction among
miners and operators in the anthracite
section, but it may be peacefully ad
justed. The annual report of the United
States Indian commissioner says Indian
population has not decreased since set
tlement of the country by the whites.
Spanish government troops have
captured a band of 50 Carlists near
Villa franca del Panades, 25 miles
west of Barcelona. They seized a
quantity of arms and ammunition.
Two passenger trains collided on a
curve on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
railway, between Sherman and Denni
aon, Texas. D. H. Weaver, fireman,
was killed. A. C. Andrews, vice-president
of the Grayson county bank, of
Sherman, was probably fatally injured.
Forty lives were lost in the Bay of
The steel trust has bought a fleet of
lake steamers.
A typhoon sunk a British gunboat at
Hong Kong.
American boots and shoes are in de
mand in England.
Dietrich, Republican, is elected gov
ernor of Nebraska.
The monitor Araknsas was launched
at Newport News, Va.
It is rumored that Controller Dawes
will succeed Secreatry Gage.
Steamship Universe will load at
Portland ior Vladivostock.
Governor Geer designates November
29 as Oiegon's Thanksgiving day.
Sixto Lopez says the Filipinos will
continue to fight for independence.
Stanford University defeated the
Oregon eleven by a score of 34 to 0.
The Colombia rebels were completely
defeated by the government troops at
Buena Ventura.
The city of Chicago has officially
tendered its $34,000,000 drainage canal
to the United States government.
A monument to commemorate the
victory of Admiral Dewey at Manila
will be erected in San Francisco.
The population of New Jersey, as
officially announced, is 1,88,669, as
! against 1,444,933 in 1890, an incerase
; ol 30.3 per cent.
Charles H. Pinkham, well known
' is a manufacturer of proprietary medi
! cines, died at his home in Lynn, Mass.,
aged 56 years.
The president has appointed Freder
ick S. Stratton, of California, collector
of customs at San Franoisco, vice
j John P. Jackson, deceased.
The populaton of Idaho, as officially
! announced by the United States census
! bureau, is 161,772, as against 84,385
in 1890, and increase of 77,387, or 91.7
per cent.
The population of Colorado in 1900
is 539,700 compared with a population
in 1890 of 412,198, representing an in
crease during the decade of 127,502,
I Qr 3fJ Q fa cent
In New Orleans, William Daniels
and Ross Johnson were convicted of
the murder of a deputy sheriff who
was protecting a negro who assaulted
a white woman at Lake .Charles, La.,
and were sentenced to the state peni
tentiary for life. This is the first inci
dent in that state where would-be
lynchers have been caught, tried and
The 33 largest towns of England and
Wales have a total population of near
ly 12,000,000.
The total number of deserters from
the French army since January 1,
amounts to nearly 7,000.
The Pennsylvania railroad's system
of pensions for employes may be ex
tended to its western lines. . -
Ramon Reyes, a Filipino, asked the
privilege of registering at Omaha with
the view of voting for president.
Both Sides Are Claiming
Defeats Frlnk for Governor of Wash
ington -Plurality in Oregon
Is Piling; Up.
Portland, Nov. 9. Only one doubt
ful state remains Kentucky. The
Democrats claim the state for Bryan
by 7,800; the Republicans also claim
the state, but give no figures. It will
require the official count to determine
the result.
McKinley carried Nebraska by at
least 2,000. The legislature is in
doubt, and will not be determined un
til the official count of Douglas county
is in. The Republicans are figuring on
a safe majority on joint ballot.
Other states are practically as first
reported. The electoral vote follows:
.1900. 1896.
McKinley 292 271
Bryan 155 176
In Washington.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 10. The
majority for President McKinley in the
state of Washington will be between
11,000 and 12,000, and John R.Rog
ers, Democrat, for governor, will have
something like 1,300 over Frink, his
Republican opponent. The average
majority of the two Repblican candi
dates for congress, Jones and Cushman,
will be 9,000 oi more, and the legisla
ture will be heavily Republican. All
the state Republican ticket, except
Frink, is elected by large pluralities.
All these things were made clear by
yesterday's leturns. Every county in
Western Washington has been heard
from and the only two counties in East
ern Washington about which there is
any uncertainty are Chelan and Oka
nogan. With these, scattering returns
sliow that the only question is to the
size of the Democratic pluralities.
Later returns are more likely to in
crease than decrease Rogers' plurality.
McKinley has carried 26 oounties
and Bryan 10; Frink 18 counties and
Rogers 17, with one (Mason) a tie.
Is Still Piling Up.
Portland, Or., Nov. 10. McKinley'
purality in Oregon is still piling up.
Owing to an error in a former footing,
his lead this morning is made to ap
pear 500 less than yesterday, whereas
it should be about 100 more. Reports
continue to pour in that former Bryan
strongholds have either gone for Mc
Kinley or greatly decreased the N6bras
kan's majority in 1896. For example,
five precincts in Malheur county that
gave Bryan a plurality of 196 in 1896,
this year gave him but 44. Malheur
county, which has all along been con
ceded to the Democrats, is now
thought to have gone Republican by a
majority of SO to 100. This leaves but
three counties in the state which have
given pluralities for Bryan and theii
combined vote is only 265.
Fifty-six precincts reported yester
day, making a total of 596 out of 769.
McKinley 's vote to date is 42,195;
Bryan, 29,676 The latest estimate of
McKinleys' plurality in the state is
13.907. -
Serious Strike at Tampa.
Chicago, Nov. 10. Spanish-speaking
cigar-makers in Tsmpa, Fla., have
started a strike against American
workmen, and official reports received
at headquarters of the International
union in this city today indicate that
the trouble is assuming serious propor
tions. Nearly 1,000 English-speaking
workmen have been made id'.e inconse
quence of the position of their oppo
nents. j
Yellow Fever in Mississippi.
Jackson, Miss, Nov. 10 One new
case of yellow fever was reported to
the state board of health from Natchez
this morning. Mrs. Butler the first
patient reported, died last night. She
was a niece of ex-Governor Longino.
A surgeon of the marine hospital serv
ice is now in Natchez endeavoring to
trace the source of infection.
The St. Michael Reservation.
Washington, Nov 10. The secre
tary of war, under an order of the presi
dent, has directed that all lands lying
beyond a radius of 10 miles from the
flagstaff at St. Michael, Alaska, be
turned over to the secretary of the in
terior. When this reservation was
first created it had a radius of 100
Franco-American Commercial Treaty.
Paris, Nov. 10. The customs com
mittee of the chamber of deputies met
today. The opinion prevails that th6
re-election of McKinley will lead to a
Franco-American commercial conven
tion being shortly submitted to the
Washington senate, whose vote is
awaited before the measure will be
brought before the French chamber.
Smallpox Among Indians.
Washington, Nov. 10. The Indian
bureau has received a telegram from
the Shoshone agency in Wyoming an
nouncing that smallpox has broken out
at Lander, near the Indian reservation.
Vaccine virus for 1,700 persons, which
the agent asked to have dispatched to
him immediately, has been forwarded.
Demands an Accounting.
Chicago, Nov. 10. E. H. Griffiths,
who claims to be the largest holder of
the stock and bonds of the Seattle
Traction Company, has, with others,
brought suit in the superior court here
to have an accounting of the finances
of the concern. - The defendants are
the members of the reorganization
committee, which took charge of the
company when it was evolved from the
Seattle Electric Railway & Power
Three Men Killed Outright and Twt
Fatally Injnred.
Roseburg, Or., Nov. 12. The worst
wreck ever kown on this division oc
curred about daylight this morning,
two miles south of Roseburg. Two
freights, the regular No. 225, south
bound, and a long extra coming north,
smashed together on a curve in a
heavy fog. Engineer Sam Hendricks,
of No. 225, and Fireman Wilhelm, of
the extra, were caught beneath the
wreck and almost instantly killed.
Fireman Ed Riddle, Engineer Walter
Drennan and Head Brakeman Charles
Campbell, were all badly injnred, the
latter two doubtless fatally. Riddle
lost a foot and suffered a broken left
arm. Campbell's head was badly
hurt, his right leg crushed, his left arm
broken, and it is feared his back was
broken. Drennan received a cut
through the skullover the left eye,
about three inches in length, which
exposed the brain. His leg was broken
and he received many bad cuts and
One of the trainmen ran to town with
the news and an engine and caboose
were sent out after the thrne injnred
men, who were cared for by three phy
sicians on arriving in the city. Some
time was required to get Hendricks
and W7ilhelm from the wreck. The
latter was pinned down in the cab, the
coals from the firebox burning off both
his legs to the knees. The bodies were
brought to the undertakers iinmedately.
The necks of both of the men were
The scene of the wreck defies ade
quate description. The boiler of the
extra's engine had literally forced its
way through the other engine its full
length, but neither engine had left the
track. They were both partly covered
by wrecked freight cars, the engine of
No. 225 was entirely covered, and a
badly broken-up box car surmounted
the heap, apparently balancing on the
smokestack. This part of the wreck
caught fire once, but the flames were
quickly extinguished.
It is stated that the wreck was due
to a misinterpretation of orders on the
part of Engineer Drennan of the extra.
Superintendent L. R. Fields happen
ed to be in the city, and is looking after
the dead and wounded men.
Coroner Twitchell has summoned a
jury and will hold an inquest tomor
row on the remains of Wilhel'n and
First Witnesses Were Officers and Em
ployes of the Bank.
New York, Nov. 12. Cornelius L.
Alvord, Jr., the note teller of the First
National bank, who is accused of em
bezzling $600,000 of the bank's funds,
was arraigned before United Sattea
Commissioner Shields in the criminal
branch of the United States circuit
court here today.
Wnitine E. Snow, assistant oaahiei
of the First National bank, said he had
known Alvord 20 years, the past 10 o)
which he had been the note teller ol
the First National bank. He explained
in detail the duties of the note teller j
and the bank's clearing house transac- ;
tions. He explained the balance
sheets, which showed a shortage of
$690,000 in Alvord's department. The j
figures showed that the shortage var- j
ied, and that from October 10 to Octo
bee 13 it was $700,000. Alvord's at- j
torney led Snow to admit that since
the latter first boeaine an officer of the :
bank, two years ago, he had never j
known officers of the bank to examine !
the assets of the institution.
Cashier William Reed, of the First
National b?nk, was the next witness.
He said that the last time the bank had
an examination was October 15. He
bad no personal knowledge of any re
port of the examination.
Mcrton V. Moore, settling clerk for
the bank, identified a column of figures
on a sheet that was prepared for and
sent to the clearing . house as having
been made by himself. He explained
the details of making up the sheets
for the clearing house. Then, one by
one, he identified the sheets made up
for the banking days in October. Mr.
Moore tesitfied that two figures in the
sheets made up ior October 15 had been
changed. The figures as they stood
were not his. He did not know who
had made the changes. It was brought
out that the sheet had been in the pos
session of Alvord ae it hadbeen mad
up by Moore.
Decorated for Service In China.
London, Nov. 12. Admiral Edward
W. Seymour-Hobart, K. C. B., in com
mand of the China station since 1897
(who is to be succeeded by Vice-Ad-miral
Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson),
has been appointed a G. C. B., and
Naval Captains Bailey, T. Burke Col
lagean and Jellicoe have both been ap
pointed C. B., for services in China.
Medal From Wilhelmina.
Chicago, Nov. 12. Professor Fred
erick Starr, the well-known anthropol
ogist at the University of Chicago, has
received a silver medal from Queen
Wilhelmina, of Holland. This award
of honor has been given as an acknowl
edgement for a fine collection of buste
and pictures secured by Professoi
Royal Canadians Sail for Rome.
Cape Town, Nov. 12. The British
transport Hawarden Castle, having on
board the Royal Canadian regiment,
sailed from here today.
French Ministry Sustained.
Paris. Nov. 12. At the close of a
long session today, culminating in
very exciting scenes, the chamber of
deputies adopted a resolution of confi
dence in the Waldeck-Rousseau minis
try by 329 votes against 222. The
chamber had previously adopted a res
olution expressing regret that the gov
ernment bad surrendered to Belgium
Sipido, the assailant of the Prince o
Tagal Rebellion Will Be Sup
pressed Soon.
General MacArthnr Has Mapped Out a
Careful Plan of Cam
paign. Washington, Nov. 12. All the mem
bers of the cabinet except Secretaries
Long and Wilson attended the meeting
today. They remained m session un
til nearly 2 o'clock, and discussed the
Chinese situation, as well as matters
pertaining to Cuba, the Philippines
and Porto Rico.
"Two of the three hours that the ses
sion lasted were occupied in a discus
sion of foreign affairs, necessitated in
part by the fact that the president in
tends to treat this subject exhaustively
in his forthcoming message to con
gress. Reference was made to the ex
pressions in portions of the European
press that the United States policy re
garding China would undergo a marked
change after the election. It is author
itatively announced that, after an ex
huastive review of every step of the
Chinese difficulty, irom its inception
up to the present moment, by Secre
tary Hay, the cabinet ratified every de
tail, and, moreover, unanimously ex
pressed its judgment that the policy so
far pursued should be continued with
out ohange to its logical conclusion.
Accordingly, the present legation guard
at Pekin will be maintianed, and sucb
troops as yet remain to be withdrawn,
according to the original programme,
will be shipped to Manila. With this
addition to his force, General Mac
Arthur is expected to renew the cam
pagn against the rebellious Filipino
with the greatest energy. Administra
tion officials here think that as soot
as the result of the election becomee
known throughout the Philippines, the
resistance to the authority of the Unit
ed States will be overcome.
Heavy Winds on the Great Lakes Art
Chicago, Nov. 12. Professor Cox.
forecast official of the weather bureau,
says the gale which broke on the lakes
Wednesday night and proved to be the
heaviest storm of the year, is abating.
On Lake Superior four consorts were
torn from their steamers and three of
them are still adrift or have gone
ahore. The schooner Stafford was
wrecked at Good Harbor, Mich., and
may be a total loss. The schooner
Maumee Valley was driven ashore near
Port Colborne. Several large steamers
were driven back to Chicago after be
ing exposed to the gale for a few
hours, and large boats were generally
seeking shelter on Lakes Surpetior,
Michigan and Huron.
The wind, which at many places at
tained a velocity of over 40 miles an
hour, was accompanied by fine enow,
and, with the bitter cold, made it hard
work for the mariners.
Gale Wrought Havoo on Lake Erie.
Cleveland, O., Nov. 12. The terrific
storm on Lake Erie continued today
with unabated fury. The captain of
the passenger steamer City of Erie,
which arrived early today from Buffa
lo, reports that he sighted the mast of
a sunken vessel sticking out of the
water abont 25 miles off this port. The
tugs sent out to locate the supposed
wreck returned to this harbor tonight.
The- reported finding the steamer Ka
ligula riding at anchor 30 miles out.
They could find no trace of a wreck.
Fire in a Redding Mine.
Redding, Cal., Nov. 12. A fire, the
origin of which is attributed to chemi
cal action, is burning in the Peck tun
nel of the great iron mine. The drift
has been closed and the 100 men em
ployed there have been laid off. It is
thought the fire can be confined to the
place where it started. The ore is be
lieved to be on fire, but an explosion is
not anticipated. The demand of the
men in this tunnel for an eight-hour
shift recently precipitated a strike,
which was ended by the miners ac
knowledging their defeat.
Bnller in England.
London, Nov. 12. General Sir Red
vers Buller, on the Dunvegan Castle,
from Cape Town, reached the quav at
Southampton last evening at 8:30. H6
was greeted by Lord Wolseley and his
staff, as well as by an immense assem
bly of townspeople. At 9 o'clock he
sat down to the mayoral banquet, the
first of a series of functions in his
honor. After the banquet, he was
compelled to appear and acknowledge
from the balcony of the hotel a great
demonstration, and great crowds prom
enaded in front of the hotel, serenad
ing him and singing patriotic songs un
til a late hour.
Metal Work' is' strike Ended.
Pittsburg, Nov. 12. Officials of the
Amalgamated Association of Iron and
Steelworkers announce the settlement
today of the strikes at the Riverside
Iron Works of the National Tube Com
pany and the Bessemer, Ala., plant of
the Tennessee Iron, Steel & Railroad
Company. The resumption of the two
plants will give employment to 8,000
Infected Trees Burned.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 12. The depart
ment of entomology last night burned
80,000 trees from a Ns-Shville nurseiy,
which, it is alleged were infected with
the San Jose scale. State Entomolo
gist Scott left this morning for Wood
bury to destroy 20,000 more trees
which he has collected there. Tbe
trees, it is said, bave been shipped into
the state without tbe proper certificate.
Guests of a Missouri Hostelry Burn en
to Death.
Poplar Bluff, Mo., Nov. 14.
Hemmed in by flames in the upper
stories of the Gifford House, an old
frame structure that burned like tin
der, a number of persons were burnedjor
suffocated to death; others leaped from
windows and suffered the loss of limbs
and other injuries from which some
died. Only one or two of the 45 sleep
ing guests got out without injury and
none saved anything but the night
clothes that were worn at 12:30, when
the alarm was given. Four are known
to be dead, one is missing, three are
fatally injuered, and more than 20 are
burned or otherwise hurt.
In the halls of the hotel a dozen or
more persons were overcome by heat
and smoke and this leads to the belief
that the loss of life will be much great
er than is now known. There were a
number of nmegistered guests at the
Only one person, the watchman, was
awake when the fire started and he was
unable to warn the guests for the
flames had spread so rapidly that he
was driven from the building. Escape
for everyone on the second and third
stories was cut off and the fire depart
ment was nnable to give them any as
sistance. Here the deaths occurred
and in jumping from the windows the
others were hurt. There were many
acts of heroism in the rescue of women
and a number of guests had verynairow
escapes, several having their hair
singed, ft will be several days before
the number of dead is known.
One man asserts that he saw 10 or
15 persons in the hallway overcome by
smoke. If this is the case, a dozen or
more bodies may be found in the ruins.
; The Gifford House was one of the
oldest in Southeast Missouri, and it
has been considered a death-trap ior a
number of years. W. P. Norris was
the proprietor. He and his wife es
caped, but lost everything.
Marcus Daly Dead.
New York, Nov. 14. Marcus Daly,
one of the leading mineowners of the
world, died in his apartmnets in the
Hotel Netherlands, at 8 o'clock this
morning, aged 60 years. Dilation of
the heart and Bright's disease of the
kidneys, with resultant complication,
were the immediate cause of death,
though Mr. Daly's illness dated back
several years. He had suffered severe
ly during the last two months, but the
end waa painless. While he was sur
rounded by members of his family, his
life went out so peacefully that only
the physicians in attendance knew that
he had found rest.
Claims Against Boers.
Washington, Nov. 14. A number of
persons, claiming to be American citi
zens, have submitted to the state de
partment claims against the Boers for
the destruction of their property and
injuries to their business in the South
African republic and Orange Free
State. No decision has been arrived at
as to whan disposition shall be made of
these cases.
Miners' Strike in Indiana.
Terre Haute, Ind., Nov. 14. More
than 200 hoisting engineers and 7,000
miners in the state will be idle tomor
row as a result of the failure of the In
diana block and bituminous coal opera
tors to sign the scale presented to them
today by the engineers. The scale sub
mitted is the one now paid in Illinois,
and its adoption would advance Indiana
wages 20 per cent.
Train Wrecked in I'arls.
Paris, Nov. 13. Eight persons were
killed and 15 wounded in a collision
between a suburban train and an ex
press train yesterday morning, at Choi
sey le Roi. The suburban train was
entering the station to allow the ex
press to pass, and the accident oc
curred then, the suburban train being
telescoped. The wreck was complete,
and the lines were blocked for hours.
Killed by the Oregon Express.
Okland, Cal. Nov. 14. The Oregon
express struck and killed Ezekiel
Lewis, a section hand on the Southern
Pacific, today. Lewis noticed that a
tie had been left on the track. He
rushed to get it off and just as he
grasped the tie, the pilot of the engine
struck him. killing him instantly.
Lewis lived at Butte. Mont.
Faris Exposition Ended.
Paris, Nov. 14. Tbe exposition
closed today with the evening illumi
nation Very few visitors were on the
grounds today. The closing days of
the exposition have been marked by
wholesale bailiff seizures of the prop
erties of a number of concession hold
ers who have failed to meet their
ob ligations.
Fifty Cases of Bubonic Plague.
Port Louis, Island of Mauritius,
.Nov. 14. Fifty fresh cases of bubonio
plague have occurred on tbe island
within the last week, and 84 deaths
have resulted from the disease.
Train Wreck In Germany.
Berlin, Nov. 14. A train carrying a
number of workmen as passengers was
derailed today near Breggan. Six men
weie killed and several were injured.
Livestock Company Falls.
Kansas City, Nov. 13. The Elmore
Cooper Livestock Company has filed a
petition in bankruptcy. The liabili
ties, placed at $600,000, are mostly the
result of the Gillette failure a year ago.
The assets are placed at $200,000.
Anarchists Become Moderate.
Chicago, Nov. 18. Herr Most with
his voice subdued to gentleness was
the orator here tonight on the 13th
anniversary of the execution of the an
archists Parsons, Spies, Fischer and
Engle. The meeting was held in Cen
tral Musio hall. The place was free
of uniformed policemen, but two city
detectives stood on the edge of the
crowd in the lobby. A few years ago
police interference with the speakers
was of frequent occurrence at the an
nual celebration.
Fate of Thirty-two in
Nova Scotia Wreck.
Shore for Ten Miles Strewn With
Wreckage of Hull and Cargo of
the City of Mont i cello.
Yarmouth, N. S., Nov. 14. Tbe
shore of this country for 10 miles east
and west is titrewn with the wreckage
of the hull and cargo of the steamer
City of Monticello, which foundered
Saturday morning, and 25 bodies of
victims of the disaster have been recov
ered from the sea, which is still raging
with terrific fury. Many people have
assembled at Rockville, near where
the first body came ashore, and num
erous relatves of members of the crew,
who nearly all belonged to points on
this coast, have arrived to identify the
dead. .
The bodies were arranged in a room
in the? public hall, and the coroner
who held the inquest gave an opinion
of accidental drowning. All the bodies
are terribly battered.
The first body was found at day
light, when the zinc liteboat, which
was supposed by the survivors of the
first boat to have been swamped, was
discovered on the shore. A few yards
distant were the bodies of Mr. El
xlridge, a passenger; Second Engineer
Poole; Mr. Fripp, a traveler, of St.
John, N. B., and the body of a seaman.
All four had life belts around them.
At short inteivals along the beach 11
more bodies were found, making 15 dis
covered up to noon today. They had
all evidently- come ashore in the life
boat, and were killed on striking the
beach, not one escaping.
The watches in the pockets of two of
the men stopped at 12:45 and 12:25
o'clock, respectively.
The body of Captain Harding, of the
Monticello, was found at Picnic Point,
encircled with a life belt and fully
It is a coincidence that the ship
Peter Stewart was wrecked off this
shore a few years ago in the month of
July, and a boat load of men came in
where the Monticello's boat was found.
Half of the men were dead before the
boat touched the land and many be
lieve the same is true of those in the
Monticellos boat. The fury of the surf
is appalling in this region.
The body of O. N. Coleman, a com
mercial traveler, who was not pre
viously known to have been on board
the Monticello, has been washed ashore
and identified. He represented a Ham
ilton, Ont., jewelry firm, and carried
samples worth $80,000. One trunk
has been found.
Wreckage of all kinds litters the
shore boxes, barrels, pieces of ship's
boats and parts of the superstructure
of the steamer. James Ball, a mer
chant of Yarmouth, who was supposed
to bave been on boaid, is safe, having
missed the steamer in St. John. Rup
ert Olive was crossing the bay from
St. John to Yarmouth to rejoin his
own steamer.
Some difficulty has been encountered
in figuring out the total loss of life, as
a number of passengers joined the Mon
ticello at St. John without first regis
tering at the booking office. They
bought their tickets on board. A re
vised list oi the members of the crew,
prepared at the head office of the Yar
mouth Steamship Company here, shows
that the officers and crew numbered 28.
The total number of people on board is
now placed at 36. The four survivors
are: Captain Smith, a passenger;
: Third Officer Fleming, Quartermaster
! Wilson Cook and Stewardess Smith.
The three men saved agree that the
cause of the disaster was, briefly:
The steamer was pounded for hours
by sea and gale, sprang a leak and
filled; she became unmanageable,
; broke apart and foundered. The sea is
' not remembered to have been so heavy
! on this coast for many years.
Dozen Injured on the Missouri Pacific.
' Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 14. The Mis
souri Pacific passenger train which left
here last evening ran into an open
switch at Sugar City, 65 miles east of
Pueblo, and plunged into a freight ca
boose in which were four men. The
passenger engine and caboose telescoped
and fell in a heap which at once took
fire and all woodwork was burned.
Engineer Hucket jumped, but Fireman
Nelson remained on the locomotive and
was pulled out of the wreck uncon
scious. The passengers were uninjured
and their cars went East later. The
wounded men were brought to the Pu
eblo hospital. The wrecked freight
train was a sugar-beat twin plying be
tween Sugar City and Olney.
Fire in Copper Mine. ,
Butte, Mont., Nov. 14 Fire broke
out in the 200-foot level of the Bell
mine, an Amalgamated Copper Com
pany property, last night, and is still
burning. It is under control, but
grave apprehensions are entertained
that it cannot be extinguished. The
ore in this mine is free milling, con
taining a large percentage of sulphur,
and fire once started is bard to handle.
The loss will certainly be large. Ths
source of the fire is unknown.
Fatal Railway Accident.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 14. By the col
lision of the overland limited train of
the Chicago & Northwestern railway
with a freight train at Missouri Valley,
Ia., last night, Peter C. Peterson, ol
Omaha, a carpenter, who was stealing
ihis way, was fatally injured. Before
he died Peterson said that two men
were standing on the platform with
him when the collision occurred. They
have not since been seen and their bod
ies may be buried beneath the debris.
Their names are unknown.

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