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VOL. XU NO. 307.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOENING, JUNE 10, 1912-TEN PA (IKS.
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NOT ANSWER T.R
Members Hold Meeting and Decide
Not to Reply to Roosevelt
EXPRESS GREAT INDIGNATION
Some Favor Making a Most Em
phatic Denial of the Contest.
SAY WORK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Think Words of Unreasonable
People Should Be Ignored.
HEADQUARTERS BUSY PLACES
Senator Dixon Denies Report that
lie Would Withdraw Impending
Contest Roosevelt Coming;
CHICAGO. June 9. A majority of
members of the republican national com
mittee, after a lone conference today.
officially decided to refrain from any
comment upon the statement Issued last
nleht bv Colonel Theodore Roosevelt.
which the former president denounced
the action of the committee In seating
the two Taft delegates from the Ninth
Today's impromptu meeting of national
committee members was held at a down
town hotel, and was attended exclusively
by those committee men who generally
are accepted as being favorable to Fresi
dent Taft's candidacy for renomlnation.
Certain of the committee men who at
tended the meeting expressed great
Indignation at the text of Colonel Boose
velt's statement, which they declared was
deserving of an emphatic reply. Others
however, counselled against a reply
any kind and urged their fellow commit
tee members to Ignore the statement
This advice finally prevailed.
Scarcely any of the Taft members
the committee would discuss today'
meeting after It had been concluded.
One, however, said:
"TXTa r r vnlntf tn atgnri ml A11T actions
regardless of the remarks of persons who
are prejudiced and unfair. The work
speaks for Itself, and that Is all there
Is to it. There Is but one way to handle
unreasonable people and that Is to ignore
Headauarters Busy Place
Despite the fact that It was Sunday
and that a number of the leaders were
out of town, the campaign headquarters
of both Taft and Roosevelt men were
busy most of the day and late tonight.
TTmncid J. Heney. the lawyer who prose
cuted the San Francisco graft cases, and
former Governor George C. Pardee of
California, were among those who ar
rived at the Roosevelt headquarters dur
ing the day. They conferred witn sen
ator Dixon of Montana, Colonel -Roose
veit'a camD&iffn manager, and other
After a meeting of a group of a dozen
Roosevelt managers it was unoiriciaiiy
announced that Colonel Roosevelt would
arrive in Chicago by the middle or latter
part of the week. The former president's
managers idecllned to say what day
Colonel Roosevelt was expected to ar
Walter F. Brown of Toledo, chairman
of the republican state committee in Ohio,
nnii one of the active Roosevelt leaders
left Chicago for the east today, and it
was reported he had gane to Oyster Bay
to confer with Colonel Roosevelt regard'
ing the developments of the last twenty
four hours in the convention situation.
Rooevelt Men Go East.
Thomas K. Niedringhaus of St. Louis
newlv elected national committeeman
from Missouri, and another prominent
Roosevelt adherent, also left Chicago tor
the east. It was said he had gone to
Pittsburgh, but the nature of his busi
ness was not divulged. ,
Senator Dixon tonight Issued a state
ment in which he denied reports that
the Roosevelt managers intended to
withdraw pending contests. In this con
nection the statement said:
"Of course, we do not intend to do
any such thing. Every contest will be
presented by us. If a majority .of the
national committee is prepared to de
liberately unseat Roosevelt delegates, as
the Taft managers Insist they will do,
we are going to see that the robbery is
committed in the open daylight and in
full view of 90,000,000 American citizens.
"It is perfectly apparent that the Taft
managers have under perfect control
enough members of the national com
mittee to do exactly as they please re
garding the remainder of the contests,
nearly all of which are from the re
publican states of the north and west
"To gain ,temporary control of the con
vention the Inner circle of Taft man
agers boldly have determined to unseat
Roosevelt delegates from California,
Washington, Missouri and South Da
kota. In California and South Dakota
Colonel Roosevelt received overwhelming
majorities in the preferential primaries.
"In Missouri and Washington Colonel
Roosevelt had majorities of from 300 to
100 in the state convention."
Many Conferences Held.
At the Taft headquarters, although
Congressman William B. McKinley of
Illinois, manager of the Taft campaign,
was absent, other men of prominence
liseupsed plans for the final week of
ork before the national convention is
al'.ed to order. Congressman McKinlSy
spent Sunday at his home at Champaign.
Secretary of the Treasury Franklin
MacVcagh arrived from Washington dur
ing the day and met a number of the
Taft leaders. Secretary of Commerce
and Labor Charles Nagel, former na
tional committeeman from Missouri, also
reached Chicago. Secretary Nagel met
Otto F. Steifel of St. Louis and other
Missouri Taft men.
James A. Fowler of Knoxvllle, Tenn.,
sslstant to Attorney General Wlcker
ham, also visited the Taft headquarters.
Ie was accompanied by Congressman
Samuel R. Sells of Tennessee. H. O.
True of Tennessee was another to reach
A large number of Taft delegates from
j0uisiana and Kentucky visited head
quarters tonight and opened individual
elate headquarters at hotels.
Thomas A. Marlow, national commit
teeman from Montana and one of the
Taft leaders, Joined the other commlttec-
iContinued on Second Page.)
Two Inches of Rain
Part of State
ARAPAHOE, Neb., June 9. (Spedal.)-
A two-inch rain has fallen here the last
eighteen hours. The precipitation is re
ported from the local telephone office to
be general over western Nebraska. This
rain breaks a hard drouth extending over
several weeks, which has greatly short
ened the wheat crop. The first cutting
of alfalfa Is being put up and is one of
the best in years, both In yield and
quality. The rain will start a second
growth quickly and will be of great bene
fit to wheat that survived the dry spell.
The ground is in excellent condition for
corn, which is coming on nicely. The
rain has been of inestimable value to
ALMA, Neb., June 9. (Special.) The
most beneficial rain of the season is fall
ing here today, and up to this evening
two Inches of moisture had fallen. It
was a general rain in this part of the
state. While it had been a little dry,
the wheat was not damaged to any ex
tent and corn la well advanced for this
time of year.
SHELTON, Neb., June 9.-(6pecial.)-A
splendid rain fell here, commencing early
Saturday morning and continuing all the
forenoon. It was Just the kind that does
the most good, coming almost straight
down and every bit soaking into the
earth. It has been four weeks since the
ground has been wet and the crops of all
kinds were needing moisture. The first
crop of alfalfa has all been stacked. The
quality is of the best and it Is bringing
on the local market $10 a ton.
REPUBLICAN CITT. Neb., June 9.-
(Special.) This section of the country is
now having one of the best rains of this
season. We now have at least two
inches and it Is still raining. The dry
weather of late has damaged the wheat
to a considerable extent, but these timely
rains will make some fields produce
fairly good yield.
Two Inches in South Platte.
HASTINGS, Neb., June 9,-(Special Tel
egram.) Rain that averaged two inches
fell yesterday and this morning through
out the South Platte section of the state,
Instiling practically a normal wheat yield,
Except possibly Id the extreme south
weRt section where damage has been
greatest but where a fair yield Is ex
pected. Conditions are very favorable
over the south central section.
TRENTON, Neb., June 9. (Special Tele
gram.) Hitchcock county has been
treated to a general rain during the last
twenty-four hours, at least two inches
of water falling, and indications are for
an all night continuance. Farmers are
feeling good, as most of their early
crops are thus assured.
HOLDREGE, Neb., . June 9.-(Special
Telegram.) The period , of drouth was
effectively broken here today by a slow,
steady rain that totaled an inch and five-
tenths at 4 o'clock and was still falling
during the night.
BEATRICE. Neb., June 9.-8pecIal
Telegram.) A steady rain has been fall
ing here all day and this section is
receiving a good soaking. Crops of all
kinds, which have been retarded by the
drouth, will be greatly, benefited as a
HARVARD, Neb., June 9. (Special.)
light, steady, rain fell here yesterday after
noon. This will mature a good wheat
Notes of West Point
and Cuming County
Anton Dykast, a farmer living north
of Beemer discovered a lair of prairie
wolves on his farm and dug up nine of
the animals. He killed four and will
ship the other five to relatives in Chi
cago, as curiosities of the west.
Frank Buchholz and Miss Martha Mun-
derlon were married at St. John's Ger
man Lutheran church In Neligh town
ship on Thursday by Rev. William Harms,
pastor. The bridal couple were attended
to the altar by Rudolph Buchholz. They
are the children Of prosperous farmers
of the vicinity and will reside on their
own farm in the neighborhood.
Miss Dinah Hohl, who for some time
past has had charge of the millinery de
partment of the mercantile establishment
of Florando, Krause & Co., has re
signed her position and will remove to
Wymore, Neb., where she will embark
In busines on her own account.
Frederick Bassin, an old time settler
and farmer of Cuming county, succumbed
to ulceration of the stomach at the resi
dence of his son-in-law, Emll Wilde at
West Point and was Interred in Mount
Hope cemetery. Mr. Bassin was a vet
eran of the Franco-Prussian war and his
body was escorted to the tomb by his
former comrades, the members of the
Cuming County Deutsches Landwehr
Verein, an organization of veterans of
the German wars. He was a native of
Brandenberg, Germany, and was in his
72d year. He resided in Cuming county
twenty-eight years and cultivated his
own farm during that time. Funeral
services were held In the German Lu
theran church at West Point, Rev. A.
R. E. Oelschlaeger, pastor, officiating.
Mr. Bassin leaves an aged wife and four
William Zuhlke, a pioneer settler, and
his-wife, will. depart next week for a
visit for the last time his aged mother,
now 81 years old, who is still hale and
hearty and looking forward with the
greatest pleasure to once more seeing
her oldest son.
SEWARD MAN RETURNS
FROM AUTO GLOBE TOUR
SEWARD, Neb., Jane 9. (Special.)
John ZImmerer, jr., cashier of the First
National bank, has returned from a trip
around the world, mostly made in an
automobile, going over deserts and moun
tains never before traveled by anauto
mobtle. He acocmpanied Mr. Webster,
who had girdled the world many times.
August Wendt's little son fell on a
threaded needle In such a manner that
the head of the needle entered his knee
pulling the thread after It and it took
twotwo hours for a doctor to remove it
Ex-Chief Justice and Mrs. T. L. Nor-
val and son son and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. F. W. Goehner, will return to Sew
ard, June 20, after a trip around the
orid. They were In China during the
recent revolution. They were eight
months in making the tour.
Joe Slonecker of Staplehurst received
severe wound by a piece of sharp wood
penetrating one of his eyeballs today. .
APPEAL TO PAETI
Ruling in Ninth Alabama Case Basis
of Call to Arms Made After
SEES REPUDIATION OF VOlTod
Wants Protest to--""
LEADERS NOT FULLY IN ACCORD
Former President Insists They All
Trying to Wreck Party.
CONFERS WITH LIEUTENANTS
Declares Existence of Republican
Party Would Be Wrecked by
Opponent Telia of South
OTSTER BAT, N. J., June 9.-The re
publicans of the country were called
upon last night by Colonel Roosevelt to
protest against the action of the re
publican national committee In ruling on
the contest for seats in the national con
vention from the Ninth Alabama district
The colonel served notice on his op
ponents that, in his opinion, ' the party
as a whole would repudiate a nomina
tion if it were obtained, "in defiance of
justice. - He declared that every man
who wished to see the party continue
to exist should protest at once "against
those who are deliberately trying to
;'The leaders," said the colonel, "speak
as if they were the regular republicans.
I do not concede that theft la a test of
colonel Roosevelt a statement was
given out after a conference which lasted
all the afternoon. He was In constant
touch over his private wires during the
day with Senator Dixon and his other
lieutenants in Chicago. He also con
sulted with a number of his supporters
who visited him.
The colonel talked politics today with
men from a number of states. Among
them were Arthur Hill of Boston, Gov
ernor Bass of New Hampshire, Charles
H. Thompson of Vermont, Dean W. D.
Lewis of the University of Pennsylvania
law school and Howell F. Lea and E. M.
Rellly of Kansas City.
Colonel Roosevelt's statement in part
was as follows:
"In view of the action taken by the
national committee in unseating the two
duly elected delegates In the Ninth Ala
bama district, and replacing them by men
who have no more title to sit in the re
publican convention than they have to
sit In the damocratlc - convention. I
would liketo make as serious an appeal
as is in my power to every good citi
zen, who regards the republican party as
an instrument for good government,
which it is wicked lightly to destroy.'
Room for Honest Donbt.
'Alabama is entitled to twenty-four
delegates in the convention. As re&irds
several of the districts where there have
been contests it is my sincere belief that
the right was as much on our side as
on the side of our opponents. But in
these districts there was room for honest
doubt, and, talking the matter over with
Senator Dixon, we both agreed to advise
the Roosevelt members of the national
committee to support no contest in any
district where there was room for reason
able doubt as to the right of the Roose
velt delegates to be seated. Accordingly
in all the Alabama districts In question
the Roosevelt men In the national com
mittee voted with the majority, and this,
in spite of the fact, as I have already
said, that we regard the claims of the
Roosevelt men in certain of these dis
tricts as being as good as those of the
"But in the Ninth Alabama district
two Roosevelt delegates had been un
questionably elected. The facts are as
follows: The republican committee of
this district, composed of thirty mem
bers, met to call the convention. Eight
een members were favorable to my
candidacy, twelve to Mr. Taft's. The
Taft men conceded that this was the
regular district committee and began by
participating in the meeting, but as soon
as it developed that the Roosevelt men
were in the majority the twelve Taft
men left the meeting and called a con
vention of their own, leaving eighteen
members, a clear majority of the regular
committee, to call the regular convention
In which the Roosevelt delegates were
named. No serious evidence was pre
sented before the national committee to
contravene these facts.
Contest Without Grounds.
"The contest against these two regu
larly elected Roosevelt delegates had
literally no foundation whatever, even
of the most flimsy description. There was
no more ground for unseating these dele
gates than there would be, for example.
In unseating the Taft delegates from
Rhode Island, or In any district In any
state where there is no contest whatever.
Yet the national committeemen who are
supporting Mr. Taft voted to unseat the
two men properly elected, and to seat
in the national convention two men, who
as I have said, literally have no more
right to appear as delegates in that con
vention than they have to appear in the
democratic national convention. They
represent nothing, whatever, in the re
publican party except the determination
of certain members of the national com
mittee, who have themselves been re
pudiated by the republican party, that
the majority of the party shall not be
permitted to decide whom they wish to
be the nominee for president
"Now I wish to call the attention not
only of all good republicans, but of all
good citizens to Just what this type of
action means. As yet there is no law
to govern national nominating conven
tions as there is to govern national elec
tionsalthough In certain states the
nomination of candidates Is carried on
under the law of those states precisely
as are the elections.
"Because of this lack of federal law,
acts which If done to influence elections
would be criminal, can be perpetrated
with Impunity so far as national nomina
tions are concerned. But this Is a dif
ference in legality and not in morality."
From the Washington Star.
NEGROES HUNTED IN HAVANA
Thousands of Young: Men Arm
Themselves and Form Mob.
GOVERNMENT BELIEVED WEAK
vntnton Beeomtmr General that It is
Hopeless to Hxpect Federal Forces .
to Crush Rebellion In
HAVANA, June 9. The aspect of racial
war in the city of Havana tonight tran
scended in importance any news received
from the field of operations. Rumors
current during the day of the Intention
of the mob to make an onslaught upon
the negroes in the capital induced Presi
dent Gomez to issue a proclamation to
night urging mutual moderation and
threatening all disturbers of the peace
with the most severe chastisement.
At 9:30 o'clock, the moment the procla
mation was Issued from the presidential
palace, a mob composed of many thou
sand young men of the better classes
and Including many students had gath
ered in Central park and were shouting
"Down with the negroes." Within two
minutes after the outbreak all the negro
bootblacks and newsboys had disappeared
The crowd rapidly increased in pro
portions as the evening wore on. Prac
tically all of the rioters were armed and
many were openly brandishing revolvers
or knives. At one time a panic ensued
as the result of a shot fired by a police
captain as a signal to his men.
The mob during the evening shouting
"lynch the negroes," gave chase to every
negro who happened to pass In the vi
cinity of Central park. A strong force
of foot and mounted police hastened to
the scene of the disorders and order j
eventually was restored, the mob grad
ually dispersing in various directions, ap
parently In" search of negroes who had
taken refuge in their homes.
Small armed parties seem to be spring
ing up In Havana province. A band of
thirty was seen today near Guanajay, In
cluding several negroes who escaped
from jail there a few days ago. Rurale
guards and citizens are pursuing the
The opinion Ib becoming general that
it is hopeless to except the government
to crush the Insurgent forces in Oriente,
despite General Monteaguedo's assurance
that he is satisfied with the military
situation and expects to end the rebellion
in three weeks.
General Nunez has offered a corps of
1,500 veterans to reinforce Monteaguedo,
but they must await the arrival of arms
from the United States.
WASHINGTON, June 9.-Cuban prob
lems were suddenly thrust upon the sen-
ate today when measures were intro
duced and referred to the committee on
foreign relations, one directing that a
committee investigate the authority for
American military operations in "any
foreign nation" except under express di
rection of congress and another to ascer
tain whether Insurrection in Cuba and
Mexico is being fomented in this coun
try. The United States government Is await
ing developments in Cuba and officials
of the State, War and Navy departments
concur in the opinion that nothing is
likely to happen within the next day or
two that will Involve the employment of
any American forces in addition to those
already landed in Cuba or made ready
FARMER'S DAUGHTER SUFFERS
SEVERELY FROM BURNS
BEATRICE, Neb., June 9. (Special
Telegram.) Ethel, the 8-year-old
daughter of Eugene Moses, a farmer liv
ing near Rockford, was terribly burned
while trying to start a fire In the cook
stove. Her recovery is doubtful.
Does SomePre-Convention Figuring
is to Go to Pueblo
HASTINGS, Neb., June 9.-(Speclal cTl
egram.) Rev. Clarence W. Weyer has
accepted a call from the First Presby
terian phurch of Pueblo, Colo., and wM
assume the duties of the pastorate there
His resignation as pastor of the First
Presbyterian church of Hastings was an
nounced et the services this morning.
Mr. Weyer has been eleven years In the
ministry, five and a half at Fremont and
five and a half here. The larger field
In Pueblo caused him to accept the call,
which he has had under consideration
several weeks. Ills salary will' be $3,600
Get Golden Shower
On Golden Wedding
Celebrating their fiftieth wedding anni
versary, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herckt,
826 South Twenty-third street, were the
recipient., of a golden shower by their
children and grandchildren last night.
The affair took place at the home of
their daughter. Mrs. Laurence Nebe, 4122
Saratoga avenue. Congratulations and
heartiest wttfhes for many more annl
versttles were extended to the couple.
Mr. Herckt is 77 years old and his bride
of fifty years Is 73. They still are sweet
hearts. Five-dollar gold pieces and other gifts
commemorated the event, but the great
est pleasure to the heads of tho family
was the presence of little Alvln Nebe,
daughter of Henry Nebe, their great
grandchild. She, too, enjoyed the occa
sion and was pleased to offer in the way
of childish laughter all the happiness
for her great grandparents.
Hogs Attack Child
Who May Not Recover
RED OAK, la., June 9. (Special Tele
gram.) Attacked by hogs when he wan
dered' into the hog lot yesterday after
noon, the little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Mitchell Harris, living southwest of Red
Oak, is now near death. The brutes got
the little boy, who is 4 years old, down
on the ground and lacerated his face and
body terribly. They destroyed the sight
of one eye and chewed a hand nearly
off. Mrs. Harris found her son when
she missed him from the house and went
to look for him. She is slightly deaf and
failed to hear bis cries for help. "Doctors
give little hope for his recovery.
BL00MINGT0N MAN DRINKS
SULPHURIC ACID; MAY DIE
H. E. Hell or Bloomlngton, eb., was
found in an unconscious condition in the
Dodge hotel, 107 South Thirteenth street
at 8 o clock yesterday afternoon by a
chambermaid, who went Into the room
to clean up. On the floor beside the bed
in which Hell lay was found an empty
bottle with a label marked "sulphuric
acid." The man was removed to St.
Joseph's hospital, where he was attended
by Dr. R. B. Harris, who says he Is In
a serious condition.
The hotel peoplo say the man came
to the placo and registered about 10
o'clock Saturday night and went at once
to hits room. That was the laH seen of
him until the chambermaid went into
the room yeticrdsiy afternoon. She had
mado two or three attempts to rj. In, but
the occupant did not answer and she
thought he was still sleeping. Mel! was
dressed In blue overalls, a jumper and a
cap. It Is not known whether he Is a
farmer or a railroad man. The police
are Investigating the matter.
OFFICIALS HIE TO CHICAGO
Four State Executives Will Attend
EXPECT TO SEE BIG SHOW
None Has Ticket, but Earn One
Relieves it Possible Will Get
Through Portals When the
Gavel ! to Fall.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 9.-(SpecIal.)-The con
troversy on at Chicago on the eve of
the national republican convention has
stirred up some of the state offices to
that extent that four ' of them have
signified their Intention to start he last
of he week for he scene of confllc.
Governor Aldrich who still pine his
faith to the former president and be
lieves he will be nominated, will be on
the scene early, while Treasurer George,
Secretary of States Walt and Auditor
Barton expect to get there In time for
the opening. Neither of these gentlemen
en yet has received tickets to the con
vention, but somehow see me to feel that
they will be able to got in and occupy
at least a seat on the bleachers, If
Auditor Barton, who has been nomi
nated in the Fifth district on the re
publican ticket to fill Congressman
Norrls' shots, says he is going down to
Chicago to shout for Roosevelt and the
manner in which he waved his arms
around when he said it Indicated that he
was going to put all of his six feet three
into the fight.
ThnmitKoii Flies Complaint.
F. S. Thompson, president of the Al
bion Commercial club, has filed with the
railway commission a complaint against
the Union Pacific Railway company. He
complains that the railway service be
tween the capital city of Boone county
and Columbus is poor and insufficient.
He asks that the commission look Into
the matter and see If the present service
cannot be made better and a motor car
put on in addition. He also sets forth
that the depot at Albion is not up to date
and that something should be done to
give Albion a depot that will be a credit
to that city. Albion very recently ap
peared before the commission with a like
request regarding train service and in
adequate depot privileges on the North
western at that place, but as yet the old
service stands and the old depot declines
to give way to something more modern.
Stnte Conn Coming. In.
The condition of the state. finances have
picked up the past week and Instead of
showing a deficiency of about $90,000, as
it did June 1, there is now something
over $18,000 to the good and more com
ing, jnis condition of things was
brought about mostly by remittances
from Douglas county of $51,000; Otoe
county. $24,000, and Platte county, $13,486.
The remittances will probably continue
now in such amounts that all state war
rants presented can be paid. Only once
during the year has the treasurer been
compelled to refuse payment.
A big bunch of bonds were registered
In the auditor's office Saturday after
noon. They were the . school district
bonds of the Lincoln High school and
amounted to $350,000. They take the place
of the same amount of bonds which were
received a short time ago, but which
were declared Illegal on account of an
error In the printing.
Prince Hangs In Augost.
Albert Prince, convicted of the murder
of Deputy Warden Davis at the peni
tentiary on February 11, will "hang by
the neck until , dead," on August 30. Sol
reads the death warrant delivered to
Sheriff Hyers of Lancaster county Satur.
day evening. The warrant will not be
read to Prince, however, until the morn
ing of his execution.
Fifteen Hundred Persons Placed in
Peril at Height of Alaskan
MOUNT KATMAI MOST VIOLENT
Country Covered - Three Feet Deep
with Ashes from Crater.
DEAFENING EXPLOSIONS HEARD
Instruments at Washington Record
STEAMSHIP IS FORCED BACK
Natives Have No Traditions of Any
Former Activity of Katmat
Change in Climate Re
VALDEZ, Alaska, June 9. The mall
steamship Dora, plying to points along
the Alaskan peninsula and Kodiak
inland, reports that Mount Katmal's out
break is terrible In its violence. Deafen
ing explosions occur at short intervals
and the surrounding country is covered
with three to four feet of ashes.
The wave indications In Sheltkof strait
were such as to lead the Dora's master
to fear that there had been a general
lifting of the ocean bottom near shore.
For this reason, as well as because of
the smoke and ashes, the Dora did not
dare to approach Kodiak.
Katmal has always been regarded as
extinct. The natives have no tradition
cf any former activity of the mountain.
SITKA, Alaska, June 8. Ashes from
the Aleutian volcano at Sitka began to
fall today. The sun shines discolored
through the cinders. . Sitka Is 700 miles
In a direct line from the volcanoes.
' Four Craters Active.
. SEATTLE, June 9.-Four slumbering
volcanoes in the Aleutian mountain range
of Alaska suddenly, have come to life
and are throwing out great quantities of
tmoke and hot ashes. The awakened
peaks are Ilimna, St. Augustine and
Redoubt, in the Cook inlet country, and
Katma). which overlooks ShellKof strait.
It Is likely that Bogoslof, Shlshaldln and
Pavloff. which are active volcanoes, and
much farther west are also spouting
Including Indians, It Is estimated that
.,'00 persons are In peril. It Is the height
" the salmon canning season and large
.owa of men are engaged In fishing and
Despatches from the north say the vol
canoes are emitting lava and rocks, but
the discharge from the Alaska craters
usually is only ashes and smoke and it
is hoped there will be no loss of Ufa.
Apparently Kodiak and its neighboring
(land have been- aovered by ashes.
Blhfce the rising of climate in Alaska,
sheep' and hogs have been able to feed
outdoors on Kodiak island throughout
the year. The volcanic ashes, If It fell on
the Island as deep as they did on the
aecKs oi me sceamsnip uora. must nave
destroyed the grass, which, however, will
grow again on the ashes.
Mount Ilimna is more than 1,200 feet
high and the red sky above its blazing
crater is visible seaward for 100 miles
The efforts of the mountains to clear
the debris from their clogged craters
caused convulsions which were recorded
In Washington, D. C, and in Seattle.
After the chimneys were opened the
needles in the observatories were no
I.oud Reports Caused.
The struggles of the volcanoes to break
their fetters caused reports like the firing
of cannon. In Cordova, Alaska, the re
ports were so distinct that it was thought
a vessel in distress was firing signals
or that a fleet of warships was engaged
in target practice at sea. Speculation as
to the cause of the detonations was set
at rest when a shower of volcanic ashes
from the northward began to descend
upon voraova. jne explosions were
heard even more clearly In Seward, which
Is nearer to the volcanoes.
The cable dispatches received tonight
report the situation serious.
St. Augustine, Ilimna and Redoubt, in
eruption on the west shore of Cook Inlet,
will do small damage as their ashes do
not cover Indian towns. As soon as it
Is possible to operate wireless instruments
the revenue cutters will be asked to go
to the relief of the people in the volcano
It is expected that the whole of the
waters along the Alaska peninsula and
the Aleutian Islands will require a new
survey because of a readjustment of the
Demonstration In Prison.
SAN QUENTIN, CaL, June 8. A dem
onstration which was Interpreted as a
protest against prison food, occurred in
the general mess hall of San Quenttn
penitentiary at noon today. The state
prison board, which has been iri session
here for two days, was startled by the
sudden shrinks and howls of 1,300 con
victs who braved the wrath of their
guards to make the place a boriUm for
fifteen minutes. .
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