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like smoke the ortl;nary
kind of lothea at any rate.
We try lo make and sell dif
ferent sort tho kind that
stand the wear and tear- of
rushing, hustling life, and Bell
them, too, at dull-times-when
-money-is-scarco prices Nin
Men's and Boys' Cloth
ing, Furnishing Goods,
Hats, Caps, Boots,
Shoe3, Trunks, Valises,
Osgood liEHGAfiTM Co.
The One Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers
Thirty-seven Miners Killed in
the Franklin Mine.
Heartrending: Scenes' as the Dead
flodies are Brought to the Sur
face From the Burning' Fit.'
Associated PreBS.
Are apt to he incomplete if ono runs short
of reading matter. Let your first thought
no of choosing a liberal quantity ot it Jrum
our slock.
We also call your attention to such things as Camp Chairs
Hammocks Fishing Tackle seaside bJioveis and .buckets
Croqmt and Busa Hall Goods.
Gosmooolitan -.- Saloofc
I will now supply the traJe with the celebrated N. P. Beer either
by the keg or bottU and all orders for N. P. bottle beer will receive .
prompt attention. . "
I am the only authorized agent in the city for this celebrated beer,
and families wishing prompt attention should place their orders
with me either in person or by mail. LOUIS BOENTGEN.
O fOH flfl $80 IiOTI
liot to Build a Home ?or
Tlie Packers of Choice
!olumbia River Salmon
Their Urnnda and Locations.
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Vihr:a.!n' Pg
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Saturday Everjing August 25, 1894.
Wm. Elnor Johns
In Sbakepearinn, Dramatic and Homoron Recitals,
invitaliuo or tbo Brother Etkn imd pnbliu ot Astoria.
Assisted by HRS. ELNOR JOHNS and local talent ,
- t'nd r t'jj Aiwp-e of Q li.Vin L I.'J 13) B. P. O. Elkj.
Ti kets on S.il nt GriT:n k Kwd'; Vmi:c.t' Droc S ore an 1 Conn's Drnj Siore
It frvfd Seati 7j ennts; General AJmUsioa 50 ceul. lt-.erJ jcur aea s tt tox
offiae SSuttz Parlor Tbeatcr.
Note Change of Date.
0ing - tba relisrath of tha W'd-James Companf iiV.Bl pluce at
it Mr Johna ii obtie 1 1- be in Nw York on S-pt-?rr,ber 2d; and In
eato of the entertsiumeat to 31TLT.D V Y EVEXIXU ALOI S f
Seattle, August' 34. A terrific explo
sion of gas occurred In the breast of 62
on the sixth level of the Franklin Coal
mine, at Franklin, 20 miles from this
city, .this afternoon. Sixty-two miners
were Imprisoned and thirty-seven killed
The remainder escaped. The fire was
soon extinguished, and the work of
taking out the bodies began About
half the miners were negroes, having
been brought from the east four years
ago to replace the strikers. The mine
is owned by the Oregon Improvement
Company, and produces tfte best coal
In tha stata of Washington. The dam
age to the mine Is not large. Following
Is a list of the dead:
Frank Willis, colored; married.
Ed. Maxwell, colored; elnglo.
R. W. Jones, colored; single.
John Frantilll, Italian; single.
Jop Dawson, English; single.
II. R Roberts, colored; single.
John Irwin, colored: single.
Joe Casselll, Italian; single.
James Gibson, colored; single.
Edward Johnson, Swede; single.
Andy Bngdahl, Swede; single.
John W. Hugh, Welsh; married. .
Andy Greer, colored; single.
Joe Bosslo, Italian; Blngle.
Ike Clements, colored; married.
Pee Parry, Italian; single.
Robert McCoskoy, Pore; single
Evan D. Jones, Welsh; single.
Peter Hay, Scotch; married.
Louis Fair, Italian; Elng'.e.
Joe Standrldge, American; single.
1'hll DcMurl, Italian: married.
John K. Jahns, Welsh; married.
John Morris. Welsh, married.
Jahn Hall, English, married.
Chris-. -Bunker, American; xhigle. -CliarteyKlevens,
colored; single.
Jacob Olsen, Swede, Blngle
Frank Larsen, Swede; single.
Evan Hughes, Welsh, married.
Rocco TettI, Italian; single.
D. D. Jones, Welsh; married.
Tvan Johns, Welsh; single.
A. J. Jones, colored; married.
W P. Jones, colored; single.
John Q. Anderson, Swede; married.
William Secor, American; married.
Thirty-seven bodies have teen recov
1 spread throughout the town. Among
the first to reach the scene was Supt
W. T. Ramsey. He tried to appear tin
concerned and as though he really did
not believe any lives would be lost, and
a crowd of men, women and children
of both colors, j who lived near the
track, becomlnglreassured at the care
less and good-natured manner of the
superintendent., began to treat the af
fair as a huge Juke, laughing and Jest-:
lug with each other.
In a short time, however, wnnl nnma!
for help, and then when the supcrln
tendent called br volunteers to go into
the mine, there was great excitement
The first man to volunteer was George
W. Smnlley, a negro, who with two
others, was lowered down tha 1100 foot
slope to the sixth level. There they met
the men from the sixth level south, who
wore doing all they could to rescue the
men on the north Bide of the same
level. Other rescuers went down from
the surface, and Smnlley, C. C. Todd,
John Adams, and John Morgan, found
the body of the first man In the gang
way,, about 1000 feet from the slope.
The body proved to be. that of John
Q. Anderson, and was pulled to the top
of the slope.
The arrival of Anderson's body on
the surface v.as the first Intimation
to the men, women and children at the
top that any one had met death Con
sequently, when the. body was carried
away there was a wild scramble to
discover its Identity. When It wus
found, the rescuers were besieged with
questions from mothers, fathers, and
children concerning the loved ones who
were imprisontwl. But their questions
were only answered bv an nmlim.m
shake of the head.
Meanwhile, the miners from the other
levels were caiTylng on the work of
rescue In the bowels of the earth. The
fan keeping the current of air in the
mine had been stopped at the first
Indication of fire flrom the return air
course, but when tfie rescuers went to
work the fan was fcarted up, and then
the air In that pitt of the gangway
south of breast 02 on the sixth level.
was kept pure.1 ?
M. D. Storey, oni of the rescur-ra win
Cleveland's purpose on the tariff bill
was tho main reason for the resolution
passed In the house today for the final
adjournment at 2 Pi m. next Tuesday.
Representative Catchlnas called on Mr.
Bratlsl ret't's Report SlatCU That, Clevela..d today, and on reuchlng the
capltol conferred with Speaker Crisp
as to adjournment. The resolution was
thereupon framed and Introduced with
Business is on tho Increase.
First California Shipment of Fruit
to Loudon Brings Buyers
From all of England. v
Assoclated Press.
Volunteers Quickly Responded to the
Call for Assistance.
Seattle, August 24. A special to the
Post-Intelllgencer from Franklin, Wash
ington, says:
At 15 minutes to 12 o'clock, a fire was
noticed by some of the drivers on the
sixth level and notice was given to the
men on the Inside who were working
in the different places, some In the
breast above the level, and others along
the gangway, as soon as it was known
that there was a fire. Many of the men
In the gangways rushed back to notify
the miners further In, while others
rushed out and reached the main
shaft It Is certain that all the men
In the breasts reached the gangway In
tnfety. In all about seventy men were
at work In the sixth level north, and
of that number about forty lingered
at breast six, where .the fire originated,
and made an attempt to put It out.
The breast was burning fiercely, and
before the miners knew It, the fire had
communicated to breasts 0 and 61, and
smoke began to Issue from breast 61
In that immediate vicinity. Several of
those who lingered at the burning
breast 62, took warning and fled, but,
all who remained were overcome and
asphyxiated. It Is evident that all the
men had time to escape, for those at
work In the further breast reached the
shaft In safety, while those who were
nearest the shafti and consequently
more removed from danger, perished.
They evidently believed they were In
perfect safety at the fire, but while
they lingered the smoke oozed out from
some outside place further south, and
the bodies were all found south of
breast I.
They were all found within a space of
500 feet. Several of the men were badly
r.rulsed, and one colored man was taken
the date
a earlier
a changed
2'jth, iuatead
went in from 4h? Surface, ou reaching
the sixth level north, ran along the
gangway. At 100 feet In he found the
fir?;, bod, and then the rest of the
miners were found scattered along in
the road,.. InoiH'place eight men were
huddled together, and In another one
man was found under a mule, five
mules In all being dead. Slorey says
tnat the men were all lying In the mid
die of the gangway with their fuces in
the mud. as If they had tried to bury
their heads completely and thus escape
the deadly and obnoxious coal smoke.
He could rot believe that they wero
dead, and turned them with their faces
up bo that they oould breath, but he
was soon satisfied that they were dead
As the bodies began to arrive at the
surface of the main elope, the excite
ment among the wives and mothers
became uncontrollable
At 3 o'clock the last of the thirty
seven bodies was recovered, and then
people began to quiet down. Many of
them were completely prostrated with
their violent grief, Superintendent
Ramsey, In speaking of the disaster,
"As soon as the alarm whistle sound
ed, the men at work at the fan on top
cf the hill, noticed smoke coming from
the air, and not knowing Uie cause.
immediately shut down the fan. He
did Just what ho should have done, and
had the miners not lingered so long at
the nre, trying to Dut It out. thnv
would all have been saved; but the
smoke surrounded them and before
they were aware of 1U thoy were over
powered and smothered. All of those
who were two hundred and three hun
dred feet up in tho breast, had time to
climb down to the gangway, and some
of them escaped and reached the sur
face, not experiencing the slightest un
pleasant sensation. One of the men
who stopped with the others at bresst
62, saw the danger he was In, and
started on a run for the main slope,
shouting to his companions "come on
or you'll not get out;" tut they still
lingered, and five minutes later thirty-
seven men were dead
New York, August 24. Bradstreet's
will tomorrow say:
The sirlous Industrial disturbances
In New England, the drought In the
central and western states, curtailing
nearly all the staple crops, and a dl
position In all lines to continue to buy
for near by wants only, fail to greatly
influence the general trade throughout
the country, the trend of which Is tow
ard Improvement. Northwestern states
east of the Missouri and the A'tlnntlo
and western states respectively, show
ing gains In the volume of traffic and
the spread of that better feeling and
confidence In the largest volumo of
business in the fall, upon which the
Improvement depends.
ruiiiinem among the evidences of
the expansion In the general trade Is
this week's bank clearings, 020,000,000,
a gain over last week of about four per
ten.c. ii is aiso wortn nonng. 3 a glgn
of tho business movement, thut. every
oays clearing total Tor the week Is
larger than a week ago, except one.
ine greatest increase In -volume of bus
iness this week is at St. Louis, Minne
apolis and San Francisco. At the larger
eastern cities there Is evidence of In
creased confidence that autumn will
bring largely augmented 3 ;man J In eta
pies, but Baltimore is the nly city In
uie group announcing a decided Inr
provemenU The sales of wool at Ilos.
ton have fallen off Bharply, and wool
Importers and dealers who have a great
deal of raw product in store in bond
find transactions checked because of
doubt whether it will be admitted free
or not under the new tarltl'.
Poniand, Or., reports fall trade irood,
and the Columbia- River salmon pack
the authority of the rules committee.
It It, understood the president ap
proved this plan. Catchlngs would say
little as to his talk with the president.
Ho regarded it as settled that the bill
would become a law next Monday at
midnight without the president's signa
ture. Catchlngs also Is Inclined to the
belief that the president would send a
mossuge to oongresu on. the subject.
It Is said, that while a message on the
measure If not signed or vetoed would
be unusual. It would be altogether regular.
Washington, August 21. Tho presi
dent has approved the following bills:
Empowering fourth-class postmasters
to administer oaths to pensioners; ex
tending time for the completion of the
railroad bridge over the Columbia near
Vancouver, Washington; providing for
the opening of certain abandoned mili
tary reservations.
16,000 cases larger than last year
At fian Francisco, trade Is better than
for six months past, chiefly due to a
gain In the volume of. exports in all
Creede, Col, August 24. Thomas
Eversole, Archy Dowle, Hugh Ray, and
Charles Prostor, miners, were killed In
the Amethyst mine today by fire, which
burned the shaft house and caused the
skip to fall upon them. Loss by fire,
120,000. The mine Is now filling with
Pottsville, August 24. An explosion
He Says the Railroads Have' No Such
Thing as a Blacklist. "
Chicago, August 24. General Mana
bci ou juhii, oi -uie uock jnianu, was
recalled by the strike commissioners
today and asked If the general mana
gers have a blacklist. "No such thing
as a blacklist exists among the rail
iuou iiinuugei'B i.j my Knowledge, was
the answer. "There was, however,
believe, a list of names prepared for
the General Managers' Association. It
contained names of tho most active ot
the strikers, and has been, I think,
submitted to the various roads by the
association. It cannot properly be
called a blacklist, however." St. John
was asked to tell what he knew of the
story that all railroads had adopted
a uniform scale of wages. "Ths ru
mor Is untrue," he said.
First Shipment of California Fruits to
, England Creates Great Excitement
London, August 24. The first large
consignment of California fruit has
aroused the greatest interest In Eng
land. When N. W. West & Co. com
menced to auction off California pro
ducts today, at Convent Garden, there
were at least 500 buyers present from
all parts of England. Peaches arrived
In poor condition, but nectarlncB In
fine condition. Grapes and plums wore
all rljht but buyers did not want
jrrapea because their quality Is' consid
ered Inferior to tho English article.
Plums, laso, were not In great demand,
because tke market Is already glutted.
Tho pear shipment ulso struck a bad
market. The first lot of pears fetched
4 to 6 shillings a box.
That Is the Reason Cotigrens Will Ad
journ Next Tuesday.
Washington, August 24. President
WttHhlnjrton, August 24. A resolution
for an adjournment next Tuesday at
2 p. in. has been adopted by the house.
The senate adopted the house resolu
tion providing for an adjournment on
The bli to amend the alcohol sched
ule tvill not be considered.
Washington, August 24. The Inves
tigation of C. H. J. T,ayIor, recorder of
deeds for the District of Columbia, was
closed today. The report of the civil
service commission, prepared by Proc
tor, of Kentucky, urgus the president
to promptly remove Taylor.
Washington, AuguBt 24. The presi
dent today signed the general deficiency
bill, tho last of the appropriation bills.
London, August 24. The officers of
the Ttong Kong and Shanghai Bank,
this city, entirely discredit tho report
that China attempted to raise a loan
of 1,000,000 taels upon the security of
tho China, merchants' fleet. It is re
ported that China Is negotiating with
Birmingham firms for a large supply
of war material, and the agent Intends
to ship the supplies to some Spanish or
South American port and thence trans
port them to China
London, August 24. Advices from
Toklo assert that no serious battle has
recently occurred between the Japanese
and Chinese in Coreo. August 17 a
skirmish took place at Cluing Hwat,
in which a Japanese officer was killed
and five privates Injured,
Yokohama, August 24. Active milita
ry preparations continue upon the iart
of the Japanese, reinforcements being
rapluly advanced to the front. News
has been received here that 10,000 Chln
eso troops are about to make an ad
vance upon Seoul.
Yokohama, August 24. The harbor
of Nagasaki Is defended by torpedoes,
and submarine mines, and neutral ves
sels will bo piloted In by boaU of tho
Jupaneso warships,
HhanghaJ, August 21. The report that
Rev, Mr. Wylla, rreslijterlan mission
ary, had died from Injuries received
at tiie hands of Chinese soldier at
Llao Yang, Is officially confirmed.
Chicago, August 24. United States
Labor Commissioner Carrol D. Wright,
chairman of the special labor commis
sion appointed by President Cleveland
to Investigate the Pullman strike, was
interviewed today as to the report that
he was In the habit of using a Pullman
pa.-.d. He scarcely gave the. reporter
time to finish Ms sentence.
Yes," I have an annual pass on all
Pullman cars," he said with emphasis.
and I use It whenever I want to."
of gas occurred In the works of the.
out with a broken neck, three wounds Philadelphia and Reading Coal and
Indicating that they had thrown them- jron Co at oilberton, today. Twelve'
selves against, the posts and timbers mnt.rg were buried, but it is not known
of the gangway in a wild and desperate how many were wiled
endeavor to escape. But tne majority
Highest of all In Leavening Power.Latest U. S. Gov't Report
of the bodies bear no marks at all, not
even a scratch, and their features were
In perfect repose. Indicating their death
had been speedy and. palnlew. Aa
ooti aa the alarm whistle sounded from
Chicago, August 24. The 2:13 trot,
purse of $3,000, Doc. S perry won In
t-tralght heals. Time, 2:10; 2:11. 2:10 1-2.
the engine house, people began to crowdi t trie match for J5.0CH), Robert J.
around the mouth of the alope, and won, Joe PaUhen second. Time, 2:05,
the cry or "the mine Is on fire" quickly, 2:06 1-2, tM 1-3.
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