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Greeting Sent Out by the
MEETING THE MONEY ISSUE.
Legislation in the Interests of
IS DEEMED MOST NECESSARY.
The Pooling Bill Denounced and a
Plea for Government Control
of Railroads Made.
St. Louis, Dec. 29.— The work of the
conference of the national committee of
the People's party with the leading mem
bers of the rank and file came to a fruition
to-night when that committee submitted to
the conference, as the result of the discus
. sions of the conference, an address to the
party and to the people. Its presentation
was met by the gathering with a shout
that rang through the hall, and the in
dorsement of the conference was given
with a vigorous viva voce vote.
The address is as follows:
"The national committee of the People's
party send greeting to its constituency
throughout the United States.
"Tbe rapid Increase of our vole in every
part of the Union, and the startling events
of the past two years, vividly justify both
the existence of and necessity for the
People's party. The contention of the
party that one of the great needs of this
conn ry bas been aod is an enlarged vol
ume of circulating medium, is now prac
tically conceded by all parties and by the
Government. The gold power and bank
ing interests are insisting, through the
President and his Secretary, that the en
larged issue of our money supply shall be
given exclusively Into the bands of the
.banks; tbat silver shall be excluded, all
treasury notes retired, and that gold alone
shall be a legal tender, thus making the
monetary question an issue which must be
met at once.
"Within the past year the corporations,
grown arrogant because of the vast pos
sessions of wealth aud tbe exercise of un
constitutional powers, have made war
upon the people and induced the Federal
courts to exercise in their interest unusual
and arbitrary powers; Induced the inva
sion of the States by Federal troops with
out the requests of either the executives of
such States or Legislatures thereof, and
aro at this time, through a recreant ad
mini-tration and a truculent Congress,
attempting to clothe railroad corporations,
by means of a pooling bill, with power to
further and more systematically rob and
plunder the people, and having already
deprived the people of access to tbe silver
mines of the country as an independent
source of money supply, are now, in the
interest of a banking oligarchy, endeavor
ing to deprive them of the right to have
their Government, in the exercise of its
constitutional power, Issue the money of
the nation and control its volume.
"In the opiDion of your' committee these
events are startling, subversive to the lib
erties of the citizen and destructive of
business and social security; and adhering
to the Omaha platform in all its Integrity,
your committee insists upon the restora
tion of the coinage of gold aud silver as it
existed prior to 1873— at the ratio of 16 to
I— without regard to the action of any
other nation, and that all paper money
shall he issued by the general Government
without the intervention of banks of is
she. the same to be a full legal tender.
"We also declare our implacable hostil
ity to the further issuance of interest-bear
. "We denounce the pooling bill as a move
toward completing the monopoly of trans
portation and demand that instead Con
gress proceed to bring the railroads under
, "The power given Congress by the con
stitution, 'to provide for the calling forth
of the militia to execute the laws of the
Union, to suppress insurrections, to repel
Invasions,' does not warrant the Govern
ment In making use of a standing army in
aiding monopolies in the oppression of the
public and their employes. When free
men unsbeath the sword it should be to
strike for liberty, not for despotism nor to
uphold privileged monopolies in the op
pression of the poor. We ask the people
to forget nil past political differences and
unite with us in the purpose to rescue the
Government from the control of monopo
lists and concentrated wealth; to limit the
powers of perpetuation by curtailing their
privileges and to secure the rights of free
speech, a free press and trial by jury all
rules, regulations and judicial dicta in
derogation of either of which are arbi
trary, unconstitutional and not to be tol
erated by a free people.
"We recommend the immediate organ
ization of an educational campaign by the
national. State and local committees."
ln addition to this address the national
committee adopted the following address:
"In view of the fact that the State of
Alabama and otber Southern States are
without a republican form of government,
because of the rule of a political oli
garchy, which is perpetuated by monstrous
frauds at the ballot-box. the imperative
necessity of a free ballot and an honest
count is a constitutional right . and we
demand that it be given, and move that
the chairman of the national executive
committee appoint a committee of three to
submit evidence to the press of the coun
try and to Congress to substantiate tbis
alarming and revolutionary condition, that
they may be awakened to the tbreatenines
of peril caused by the existing autocratic
anarchy in the South."
The following were appointed : :J. C.
Manning, Alabama, chairman; Henry D.
Lloyd, Illinois; Lee Crandal, Alabama.
This morning's session of the Populist
conference opened with no regular business
at hand, pending the reports of commit
tees." " • ''•;.'■"
By unanimous consent the : temporary
officers were continued a-* permanent, and
a committee of five to prepare a plan for
methodical campaign education, with T.
M. Byron of lowa as chairman, was ap
pointed. yj^^^^^S: __B_B_B_BHBB__3__B
■ Considerable time was occupied in re
marks upon various subjects, including
the .recent election in Alabama, educa
tional campaigns, etc.
The committee on educational campaign
reported in favor of the :' club, or the
'yceum system, as auxiliary to the regular
iampaign work, but under direction of a
teparate national committee, the system to
ac similar to that of the older parly clubs.
Alter : considerable"^ desultory * debate the
report was amended by striking out the
. :lause placing the organization of the club
*y stem in the bands of the new National
Committee and referring it to the existing
State Committee. The report was then
Upon motion of Mr. Striker of - Kansas
the National Committee was requested, in
sending out literature upon the Omaha
platform, tt> include therewith th* proper
portion" of the literature upon woman
At the evening session, after some delay,
a committee was sent to request that the
address to be sent to the people be pre
sented forthwith. The effort to secure the
document was successful, and on behalf
of the National Committee and its advisers
from the conference committee J. B.
Weaver presented tbe report. It was read
in full and without amendment or change
of any sort indorsed by the conference.
THE CAPTAIN CENSURED
For Running the Cruiser Cincinnati
Washington, Dec. 29.— The finding of
the court of inquiry into the grounding of
the cruiser Cincinnati on November 16 off
Execution Rock, Long Island Sound, was
made public to-day by Secretary Herbert.
The grounding is attributed to an error
of judgment by the pilot and of the navi
gator in estimating the distance from the
United States shoals on which the vessel
Secretary Herbert, however, censures
the captain of the Cincinnati for running
the vessel at such a high speed as she was
going at the time she grounded.
SILVER LAKE HORROR
Additional Particulars Received
of the Holocaust.
It Has Been Stated That Many Intox
icated People Were
Klamath Falls, Or., Dec. 29.—
stage which arrived from Lakeview to
night brought additional particulars of the
catastrophe which occurred at Silver Lake
Chrlsman Bros.' store, where the acci
dent occurred, is a two-story frame build
ing, square front, 24x50 feet, and adjoining
the building was ashed used as a store
room. There were no windows in tbe
whole upper part of the building except
ing two in the front, affording light for
the second story or hall. There were two
windows and a glass door also in front
which afforded light and entrance to the
first floor, which was used as a merchan
dise store and postoffice.
The hall bad only one exit. A stairway
to the second story was on the outside
and in the rear of the building, the dis
tance to the ground being fifteen feet.
The building was crowded, there being
probably 125 people present.
ln the ball there was only one narrow
passage between the seats, which was
blocked by the burning oil on the floor.
It was therefore necessary for the people
to clamber over the seats and one another
before the door could be reached, only to
rush into the flames or retreat as they had
come to the front of the hall to seek deliv
erance from the only two windows.
The lamp which caused the disaster was
an extra large Rochester and held about
two gallons of oil. .
West of the building was a small powder
and oil bouse, distant about 30 feat,.
A messenger, 20 minutes out from the
scene of the disaster on bis way to Lake
view, heard an explosion, which was prob
ably the powder, and oil house near the
ball. It te thought several were killed by
tbe explosion. '-•■■' <
Those dead are mostly women and chil
dren, who were unable to help themselves.
It is asserted' by a man well acquainted in
Silver Lake that several in attendance at
the Christmas tree were under the influ
ence of lquor. '
Shot a Tramp.
Cuba, N. V., Dec. 29.— George Harris, a
resident of this place, shot a tramp last
night by the ; name of Oliver Dickson,
claiming to live in Columbus, Ohio. The
tramp came to the; door of Harris' iesi
dence, ana the latter, from bis action
thinking he was about to draw a revolver,
shot bim twice. The tramp will probably
die. Harris is a prominent business man,
and is the same person who knocked down
with a baseball bat and captured Vernon
Moses, who attempted to force an entrance
Into his house Thursday night.
A Slick Negro Swindler.
Kansas City, Dec. John J. Patton,
who claims to be proprietor of a mammoth
shoeliouse at Portland, Or., is under arrest
charged with attempting to swindle. He
had purchased big bills of goods from sev
eral local firms and given in payment there
for checks on' the First National. Bank of
Seattle, Wash. Investigation showed bis
firm was not rated. Patton is a well edu
cuted and stylish negro.
Robbed by Hi-jhwavmen.
Dcs Moines, la., Dec. 29— Jacob Shane
of Coon Rapid 8 was slogged by bie h way
men here and robbed of a draft for §10,000
on the First National Bank of Chicago and
$6000 in notes payable to himself. In
another purse, which the thug* did not get,
be had $25,000 in notes and drafts payable
to himself. He will recover from his in
Dcs Moines, lowa, Dec. 29— William
L. Wilcoxt-en has been appointed receiver
of tbe Union Building and Savings Asso
ciation here by the District Court. The
concern has been In the bands of a com
mittee of stockholders for two weeks. Its
liabilities are about $150,000, and its assets
are valued at $100,000.
An Extra Session Probable.
Washington, Dec. 29.— 1t is believed if
the urgent deficiency • bill," making nn ap
propriation to carry the income • tax • into
effect, and the Carlisle currency hill fail at
this session, the President will call an ex
tra session of the Fifty-fourth Congress.
Lannesan Will Be Dismissed.
Paris, Dec. 29.— The Cabinet has de
cided to dismiss M. Lannesan, Governor
of French Tudo-China, as it has been
proven that he divulged the contents of
official documents and reports.
Bay City, Mich., \ Dec. 29.— The N. B.
Carstine Company, general merchants, to
day filed a chattel mortgage -for over
8100.000. '■; securing H. B. Claflin of New
York, and other ; creditors.
Newfoundland Merchants Fail.
; St.; Johns, N. FVvDec. 29.— Thorbnrn
and Lessler, ' supplying t merchants, as
signed to-day. They are indebted? to the
Union Bank about 1300.000.
Death of an Actor's Widow.
London. Dec. 29.— widow of Charles
Albert -. Fechter, the celebrated French
actor, is dead. ; Fechter led at New York
August 5, 1879. ''""•;/..'*.■*•-'■
The most astonishing results In healing wounds
Hare been shown by Solvation OU.
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1894.
Celebration of Christmas
IN THE GOOD OLD WAY.
Royalty Gladdened the Hearts
of, the Poor.
GIFTS FROM THE EMPRESS.
Children Distributed Many Presents
Among the Patients of a
Berlin, Dec. 29.— This has been a holi
day week, and even the Emperor's rest
less activity stowed down. The weather
in Germany has been fine, more like spring
than winter, and the season's business
has been brisker than. for many, years past.
The imperial family. celebrated Christ
mas In the old-fashioned German way.
On Monday after dinner at the new palace
the handsomely trimmed trees were lighted
and gifts weie distributed. Emperor Wil
liam and the Empress each had a fine fir
eighteen feet high, and thickly hung with
glittering trinkets, while on a table stood
a pile of costly presents.
Emperor William's principal gift to the
Empress was a . splendid necklace, ac
companied by an album of Norwegian
views, sketched and colored by himself
during his trip north last summer.
The royal Princes each had a smaller
tree and a table covered with pretty, suit
able presents, and all those belonging to
the more intimate circle also bad a tree
and a pile of gifts.*
On Thursday there was a special mati
nee performance of "Haensel and Greta"
at the Royal Opera-house, for the young
princes. The mild weather has permitted
tbe imperial family to take long excur
sions on foot in Pottsdam and environs
during the week.
The Dowager Emoress Frederick cele
brated Christmas by visiting a number of
charitable institutions, where she left
An especially interesting scene took
place at the Emperor and Empress Fred
erick's Children's Hospital, where the
Dowager Empress sat in a large ward and
distributed presents to those of the little
patients in the convalescent stage who
were able to walk. She then went to the
cots of the other children and with her own
hands gave them Christmas gifts and
spoke a few kindly words to each patient.
Emperor William sent by his aid-de
camp. Major yon Moltke, a special
Christmas gift (or the Queen Regent of
Holland. It was in tbe form of a splen
didly mounted copy of the original por-
trait of William of Orange, now in the
gallery at Darmstadt. \-'_ - i. ; ~ "
Early during the past week the Emperor
viewed the statues of Hohenzollern rulers
destined to adorn the renovated white hall
of the old castle, and made a speech to the
sculptors who bad executed the work ac
cording to instructions received direct
from the Emperor's lips. His Majesty
complimented tbem and conferred decora
tions upon all. . _ - •; -"..■„.'_■-„■.■'''■■**.' :
Rumors are now in circulation to the
effect tbat Prince Hobenlohe. the Chan
cellor, only intended to act as ad interim
Chancellor, and that the Emperor's real
choice for Chancellor is Count Botbo zu
Euleoburg, whose disagreements with
Caprivi led to the latter's resignation of
the Chancellorship and the subsequent
Ministerial changes, including the resigna
tion of Euleoburg himself.
The Freisinnige ZMtung directly calls
Euleuburg Hohenlohe's coming successor.
In the meanwhile, however, Hobenlohe,
not feeling strong, has escaped from the
turmoil and worry of office by seeking
refuge outside of Germany on the fine
estate of bis eldest son at Podlebrod, Bo
hemia, where he has been spending Christ
mas. The Chancellor is trying to gain aid
in his official duties by making his other
son, Prince Alexander, his personal go
between, as Prince Bismarck used Count
Herbert during the last years of bis chan
cellorship. Young Hobeniobe relinquished
his seat in the Reichstag for Alsace-
Lorraine, gaining an influential office at
The case of Engels, editor of the Ulmer
Zeitung.of Wur'emberg, although of itself
of no great importance. Is significant be
cause it illustrates the present' state of
popular feeling in South Germany. Engels
wrote and '■ published an article severely
commenting upon the recent public utter
ances of the Emperor. The editor of a
newspaper at Constance, Baden, reprinted
Engels' article, and he is now undergoing
a term nf imprisonment in consequence,
while Engels. whose case, according to
Wurtemberg law, was submitted to a jury, j
The South German newspapers unani- '
mously congratulate the jury on their
verdict. _- ":_," * •.
An important convention of Polish
socialists took place at Breslau this week.
The " delegates were sent from ; Berlin,
Breslau, Altona, Bremen and the Rhenish
Westpbalian districts, as well as from
Bromberg, Rati bor and Posen. A resold-'
tion was passed to intensify socialist agi
tation everywhere among Ibe Poles as
their social and political interests are said
to be those of the socialists, but none in
touch with their religious convictions.
According to official fi-ures submitted. to
the Reichstag j Bureau 25.411 j young men
who were due for military enrollment last
year were absent without permission and
were tried and sentenced in tbeir absence
fur evading military service.
A Government bill will be presented to
the Reichstag \ shortly after its reassem
bling raising the duty on cotton seed oil 10
marks and reducing the duty on adulter
ated cotton seed oil 3% marks.
United States Embassador Run yon gave
a dinner to the Italian Embassador to Ger
many; Count Lanza di Rusca; on Thurs
Duel for 7 Love.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 29.— Alexander
Williamson and Will Perry, two : young
men living at Coalburg, were suitors for
the hand iof Nannie - Bell. Williamson
went to visit his < sweetheart r last night
and found her with Perry. A few hot
words 'passed, 1 when Perry fired upon
Williamson. The ; fire was returned and
Perry fell dead, while his rival' fell in a
dying condition, expiring * within •■ a few
hours. '- * \
Washington; Dec. 29.— The; following
postmasters ■ have i been ; appointed : At
Amedee,; Lassen County, Mrs. .B. A.
Keser, vice L.W.Bru beck ; Ball," Siskiyou
County.'* H. E. SchwatkV, vice A. J. Shook ; s
Capetown, Humboldt County; Borneo Gis-:
couiinl, vice Paschael Hunter; Copper
vale, Lassen County, Eliza J. Thompson,
vice Ann Eunannec; Fask, Sonoma
County,; Robert Templeman/vice Benja
min Elliott; Kirkwood, Tehama County,
William [-Liizeu berg, vice Lerby^Erhstein ;
S:eeleswamp, : Modoc County, A, J. Jack
son, I vice '_ J.- F. ; Reynolds; v Wei tch pec,
Humboldt County, H. H. Tbermann, vice
M. A. McKinnon. •: ""'';'?.;' * : '~
ITS WORK FINISHED.
Adjournment of the California Science
Association at Santa Cruz.
. Santa Cruz, Dec. | The;; California
Science Association finished its session at noon
to-day. There was a good attendance, tbe pa
pers being listened to with Interest. The next
session will be held in Oakland. The following
papers were read: Professor S. W. Young,
"The lodides of Tin"; Rev. J. D. Parker,
"Secular Period-* of lire"; * Professor A. C.
Lawson, "The £lerm-nts or Geography": Pro
fessor I. St rluj-lian*,' "Recent Methods in Ab
solute Geometry"; Professor M.W. Haskell.
"A New Definition in Hyberbolic Functions";
Professor F. Sanford, "A Photographic Mao of
the Electric Field" and "American Mathemat
ical Peiiooicals." The papers were distin
guished by careful thougnt and advancement
of progressive Ideas.
LOST IN THE SNOW.
Terrible Adventure of a Couple
"' in Indiana.
■'.'.-'■ -./;*.': : ,- '-',' ■■-■ '.-*-/ ■*• ""■"■■ ! **'■■
While Wandering in a Blinding Storm
They Are Frozen in a Fear
Shelby Ind.. Dec. 29— William
Leavitt, accompanied by Miss Susie Maple
and Miss Mary Mitchell, started Thursday
night from their homes south of tbis city
for Bengal, ten miles distant, to attend an
entertainment. Just after they had
started the snowstorm began, but they
continued on their journey. Leavitt was
unacquainted with the country, however,
and in the blinding storm became lost.
Yesterday morning at 1 o'clock Henry
Oltman was awakened by a man knock
ing at his door. On opening it there was
Leavitt almost senseless and hardly able
to give an account of himself. 'Oltman
finally discovered his condition and car
ried him and the rigid forms of the young
women into the bouse. Tbey were un
conscious and remained so. They may
recover, but it is thought amputation of
their limbs will be necessary. They bad
driven to another part of the county,
thirty miles from their intended destina
Pittsburg, Kans., Dec. 29.— Frederick
Truster, an old resident of Pittsburg, was
found in a snowdrift just outside the
town, almost frozen to death and suffer
ing from severe bruises and cuts that cov
ered bis head. He is unable to tell how
he was injured. It Is evidently a case of
hold-up. Truster may die.
Brunswick, Ga., Dec. 29.— For the past
few days it has been colder in Brunswick
than at any time since 1884. The ther
mometer in exposed places registered as
low as 10 degrees above zero. It is feared
that the orange crop is ruined and that
the trees in the vicinity of Brunswick
have been killed.
New York, Dec. 29.— The cold has* been
exceptionally severe the last twenty-four
hours. The mercury here this morning
marked 8 dea. above zero. At Saranac
Lake, in the Adirondack Mountains.32 deg.
below, was recorded. At Huntington
Ferry 40 deg. below. . " - ■'
Jacksonville. Fla., Dec). 29.— This day
will be k a long-remembered one.for.the
blizzard swept down and cent , the ther
mometer to freezing point. In Jackson
ville to-day the thermometer registered 13
above. Ice formed and the city fire-alarm
system was completely frozen up.
The local weather bureau reported the
coldest day since 1835. Snow was reported
west of Jacksonville. The fruit region
between Jacksonville, Tampa and Titus
ville suffered severely from the storm,
and almost a total loss of the orange and
pineapple crop is reportea. .
The loss on young trees and plants is
very heavy. It is estimated there were
2,250,000 of oranges* on the trees, half of
the annual crop, practically a total loss.
Sir John Thompson's Estate.
Ottawa, On t., Dee. 29.— The papers for
the administration of the estate of the
late Premier, Sir John Thompson, were
filed yesterday on behalf of Lady Thomp
son. 'Sir John died intestate. His estate
is sworn to at £9727, of which £5726 is from
life insurance and $2493 is money in sav
ings banks, made up of sums which the
late Premier saved while a resident of
Nova Scotia. After paying the debts due
by the estate, chiefly household accounts,
£1500 over and above the life insurance
available for the fa-filly will be left.
W. W. Smith Dead.
Kansas City, Dec. 29.— W. W. Smith,
secretary of the Missouri ana Kansas
Telephone Company, died this morning of
valvular disease of the heart, aged ;57
years. He was a long time vice-president
of the Illinois Central and Louisville
Railroad. He was the Inventor of many
improvements in the' Telephone Exchange
To Foreclose a Big Mortgage.
Helena, Mont., Dee. 29.— Ameri
can Loan and Trust Company of Boston
filed to-day in the United States court a
bill for the foreclosure of the first mort
gage, $10,895,000 on the Oregon Short Line
and Northern Railway, and that
separate receivers be appointed for the
line. • * -,.: "
The Panama [ Canal.
Colon, Dec. 29.— The people on the line
of the Panama canal route are, indignant
at the contemplated delay in construction.
It is the universal oiilnion, at ; least of
those not connected with the canal com
pany management, that no further survey
is necessary. Everything, in fact, is ready
for immediate prosecution of the work.
Suicide in an Ice-Box.
Omaha, Dec. ' 29.— Paul Schutt. a well
known saloon man, was found dead in an
ice-box to-day. He had attached a rubber
tube toVa'gasj^t, connected it with the
faucet of the ice-box, '> then turned on the
gas, . jumped into the j box, which closed
with a spring lock, and was dead in a short
time. "'.' ' ... ■'■"'•' : V , _
Purify Your Blood
Strengthen and invigorate your nerves
and '• muscles, tone your stomach and di-
gestive organs, and build up your whole
system by the use of Hood's Sarsaparilla
if you ; would avoid the; grip, pneumonia;
Hood's Barsa -
-»*•%%-•»* / : parilla
diphtheria^ and tv- J'/ -g -a **•__■*._-*••
Dhoid fever, for fi fil I fcS_*_
Hood's yS>-raanarllla *^_ _/^ w-w
purifies and -vitalizes *%%-'%-%'%
the blood and thus wards off disease. Be
sure to get HOOD'S. ' ;. :.'../; ■.■-.•;■ '■-■■■■;/:■;
y Hood's Pills cure nausea, sick headache.
WRECK AND FIRE.
The Sunset Limited "Goes
Through a Trestle
'-'■■':■— — -— — — * ,-■'.-.
THAT HAD BEEN BURNED.
Three Fine Sleeping-Cars Are
ORIGIN OF THE FIRE UNKNOWN.
Cars Were Overturned and Smashed
but Nobody Was
Los Angeles, Dec. 29.— The Southern
Pacific's west-bound Sunset limited, the
well-known fast passenger train between
San • Francisco and New Orleans, was
wrecked and , burned at Ochoa Siding,
about fifteen roil"8 east of Benson.. Ariz.,
this morning. According to advices re-
ceived through railroad headquarters here
none of the trainmen or passengers were
badly injured, though it is supposed they
must have received a lively shaking up.
The . wreck was caused by a bridge
or trestle-work being burned enough to
weaken It and the engine plunged through
it, carrying the train along.
Tbe engineer was unable to see the fire
until he was within 150 feet of it, on ac
count of coming through a cut and around
a four-degree curve.
"The engine and the composite car passed
over the trestle. The composite err turned
over on its side sixty feet west of the tres
tle. The forward end of the first sleeper
went into the trestle, and the second
sleeper went into the ditch. Tbe two
sleepers, San Ardo and Paso Robles, were
entirely consumed. The dining-car and
private oar Cleopatra, occupied by Mrs.
Emery and, a party, were uot damaged.
The trainmen moved these cars back be
fore the fire got to them. No baggage
was lost and no passengers were Injured.
The conductor was slightly cut on the
The track-walker passed over the trestle
at 2:15 a.m. Everything was all right at
that time. The westbound freight train
No. 22 passed over this trestle about 4:45
A. M. and the supposition is that some
coals dropped from the ashpan on to tbe
trestle, which caused the fire. •_.•_.■
A wrecking train was sent out from
Tucson, which is not far west of Benson.
New Pullman cars were also ordered to
the scene, and the passengers will be
transferred and brought here, arriving
probably to-morrow morning.
WORK OF TRAMPS.
Private Dispatches Tell of a Crowd
Seen Near the Trestle.
The place where the wreck occurred, a
private dispatch says, was at a little siding
with no telegraphic communication. After
the accident a brakeman was compelled
to walk back a distance of six and a
half miles to the nearest telegraph station,
from which the first news of the disaster
was sent to the officers of tbe road.
The superintendent of the division on
which the accident. occurred, whose head
quarters are at Tucson, immediately made
up a special train and, taking an operator
with bim, proceeded nut to the wreck.
Communication was established as soon as
he reached there and the favorable intelli
gence was flashed over the wire that no
lives had been lost.
It is said that a track-walker passed
over the bridge a few hours before it
burned, and that be noticed some tramps
congregated about a fire under the struc
ture. He did not apprehend . any trouble,
and of course said nothing to the men, but
it is now supposed that in some way the
bridge wss ignited by the campfire of
Tbe bridge is said to have been an in
significant affair, only 16 feet long and
but five feet above the ground. A private
telegram also states that the gas plant
which supplies the train with light was
the ci- use of the cars burninar. The cars
c.-nght fire and, were, enveloped in flames
in a very few minutes, and the escape of
the occupants of the two cars is looked
upon as little short of miraculous. 'These
cars, as are all others on the Sontbern
Pacific system, are lighted by what is
known as the Pintsch system, and the
supply is drawn from a; reservoir carried
underneath the cars. This, of course,
went like a flash when exposed to the beat
from tho burning bridge.
"The accident demonstrates one thing to
my mind," said a railroad official yester
day, "and that is that these gas reservoirs
will necessarily be placed ;on top of the
cars in future or we sball some day have a
terrible disaster to report. Suppose one of
these cars should pass over an asb dump
where an engine bad just deposited a
great mass nf living coals, what would be
the result? Why, , there wouldn't bo
enough left of the car or its passengers
upon which to hold an inquest." ■ -
The San Ardo and Paso Robles were
two of four sleepers built expressly for the
Sunset Limited train on the Southern Pa
cific, which made its first trip November 1.
There are two of these trains, equipped
exactly alike, : one of which leaves New
Orleans and tbe other, this city on Thurs
days, and which arrive at the opposite end
of the line on the following Sunday. The
trains were magnificently fitted up and
were said to be equal in ail appointments
to any in the country.
' The officials of 'the Southern Pacific say
that the accident will not - interfere with
the train service, as the dining and com
posite cars : were saved and two other
sleepers will be substituted until new cars
can bs built. - "
HELD TO ANSWER.
A Charge of Murder Is Placed Against
Max Haas. ; -
Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 29.— A special to the
Ledger from (Jbehalis, Wash., says :
V To- day Justice Hubbel! \ rendered a decision
in the preliminary examination of Max Haas,
who ; killed f Joe i Pateke; Thursday afternoon,
holding Haas to the Superior Court in SIO.OOO
ball. Haas went to Jail in default of ball.
The testimony brought out yesterday led to
Haas being held for murder In the first degree
Different-* witnesses standing; < ouly a few feet
from* l-atek-i when; the fatal shots were fired
testified that he. drew no pistol till after the
second bullet struck him, leading to the conclu
sion that Haas shot Pateke down In cold blood.
The testimony caused considerable feeling
agaiust Haas, but there is no danger of , vio
lence, the citizens desiring the law to take its
course. Haas' parents ■ bays ; not been - heard
from. They live. near Joilet, 111. iateke was
burled yesterday with honors by tne Knights
ot Pythias. "■:■ /.--: -,-■■ ;"-,
Francis Oakes Married Again. *
New York, Dec. 29.— The World says:
Francis- J. Oakes, the millionaire 'chemi
cal manufacturer, who recently secured an
absolute V divorce from his; wife, Liiella
• Oakes, after a sensational trial, has again
assumed responsibilities of married
life. On Thursday evening last Mr. Oakes
was married to Miss Estella Adelaide Syl
vano, an actress, recently a member of the
Joseph Haworth Company.
Gravel Train Runs Into a Section
Tacoma, Wash.. Dec. 29.— 1n a collision be
tween a Northern l'aciffc gravel train and a
section handcar two miles west of Oleqna, near
the Columbia River, at 5 o'clock p. m., Fireman
D. a. Ames of Tacoma was killed ana six oilier
men were badly injured. '"£WB!&§SMB@m&fil
The entire train, consisting of two engines
and seven cars loaded with gravel, were
ditched, blocking the track. The west and
east bound overland trains transferred at the
wreck and went- through with little loss of
• The train had Just pulled out of the gravel
Dlts when it struck the "handcar. The train
was expected and the accident is the fault of
the men in the section-car. " '■■/■ ■.-■; /*•'
The Injured men are Engineer Shaw and
Fitzsimmons. not seriously; a fireman, badly
bruised; Brakeman R. Burnstsin of Kenton, in
jured internally, and two sectlonhands who
live at Castle Kock. I A wrecking train and sur
geons have gone to the scene.
IT IS STILL RAINING.
And Farm-work Is Being Badly De-
Arroyo Grande, Cal., Dec. About one
inch of rain has fallen since yesterday. The
weather is cloudy and warm this morning, but
it is beautiful growing weather.
Santa Cruz, Dec. 29.— 1t is raining heavily
GiLßor, Dec. 29.— Moderate warm showers
nave fallen for ihe past forty-eight hours.
There were sltrns ot unsettled weather at sun
set with indications of .a continuance of ihe
rain to-night. Farmlnc work is badly delayed,
although pasturage is greatly benefited.
IN A SWEEPING GALE.
Foundering of the British Bark
Fierce Storms Prevail and Fears
Are Entertained for the Safety
of Vessels. (
London, Dec. 29.— A gale is sweeping
across the channel, delaying tbe mail
boats, and snow has fallen in many places
in England, the first time this season.
The barkentine Woodville, from Dublin to
Liverpool, foundered and six of the crew
were drowned. '.;."■ .■: ; : :_
A tremendous storm prevailed over the
northwest of Ireland yesterday evening
and there is a heavy sea to-day. Nothing
has been heard of the Sarnia, wbich lost
her rudder and having been taken in tow
by the Anchor line steamer Anchoria
was abandoned, owing to very heavy
New York, Dec. 29.— coal barge
Ring Leader has been towed into port
wltb the story of the storm on her. The
barges Ringleader and Setn Low were in
tow from 80-ton to Baltimore and were
caught out in the storm. The steamer
Santuit was towing them. The storm
increased in fury, and as they got out
from the shelter of Long Island shore
a tremendous sea was encountered.
Finally, in the storm and the night and
the angry sea, the barges broke loose from
the Santuit and from each other. The
Ring Leader was provided with sails and
with great difficulty managed to reach port
The captain said that the last he saw of
the Seth Low her sails bad been . blown
away and ho fears she has been lost. Yes
terday the Santuit was reported as having
arrived at Delaware Breakwater. She was
at once ordered to sea la search of the
Seth Low. ..".",'.;..."-.;. -./•
Recognized as Consul.
Washington. Dec. 29.— The President
has recognized Elisha Uallen as Consul-
General of Hawaii for New York and the
Atlantic seaboard States south of New
York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia;
Frederick W. Job, Consul-General of
Hawaii for Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana,
Ohio and Michigan, and Arthur Labelle
Breslear as Consul of Hawaii at Detroit.
Jailed for Contempt.
Chicago, Dec. 29.— William Eansuth,
secretary, and Henry Blettner, vice-presi
dent, of the Atlas Loan Company, now in
the hands of a receiver, were sent to jail
by Judge Payne to-day for contempt of
court, Rangutb for four months and Blett
ner for thirty days. The charge was that
of releasing* a trust deed alter a receiver
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