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Centralia Weekly Chronicle (Newspaper) - December 21, 1910, Centralia, Washington Centralia Weekly Chronicle VoL L OKNTRALIA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, DEO. No. 7 8TORB VISITED BY. NITBO-GLYCERINE WAKED NEIGHBORS WHO MISTOOK IT FOR TAKEN. Centralia Dec. 17 The safe of the Hunter-O'Neil- Boyd company, at Rochester, was blown up and completely whecked by yeggmen last night. Nltro-glycer- ine was used and the explosion was beard by many neighbors who were from their sleep. There has been considerable blasting o nrall-! road work at night In the vicinity and the explosion was mistaken for a; blast, Only about }30 was secured; from the safe, the greater loss being the damage to the safe. j Entrance to the store was made by. breaking the lock on the front door. Sacks stolen from a ware-house were i need to pack around the safe for- the purpose of confining the force of the explosion and also to deaden the noise. The blowing of the safe occurred sometime after mid-night. At exactly mid-night Mason Cor- dell, who lives In Rochester, in pass- ing the store, discovered that both the front and back doors were open. He was across the street when he saw the front door open and started to go over, when a very large man appeared In the door and told him to come no further. Cordell thought the man was joking until the com- mand was insisted upon, and even then he did not suspect that the store was being robbed and went his way without being suspicious. That yeggmen had been at work was not discovered until this morn- ing. No arrests have been made. SEVENTY FAMILIES PERISH WHEN ISLAM) SETTLES t'N- DBii ACCOMPANIED WITH KARTH- BOATMAN AFRAID TO VENTURE TO RESCUE. POUT LIMON, Costa Rica. Dec. 19 least 70 families, variously es- timated at from ISO to 170 men, wo- men and children, were drowned through the sinking Into the sea of their island home on aSturday. The island In the center of the Ho Pango lagoon in Salvador, disappear- ed after a series of earthquake shocks and slid into the depths of the lagoon, carrying with !t nearly al! the inhab- itants. The earthquake shocks were felt throughout the Republic. They begun early in the evening and in- creased In frequency and violence as night progressed until about mid- night, when watches on shore heard sounds of guns from the people on the island. Shortly after that a huge bon-fire was lighted on the isl- and and about 1 o'clock a boatload of frightened women and children reached the mainland. Those on board reported that other hoats were coming ns fast as they could he filled, as the island was slow- ly sinking under the feet of the in- habitants. Boatmen of the mainland were asked to aid, but In view of continued shocks and the steadily in- creasing violence of the sea, the boat men were afraid to venture. While they debated another and more vio- lent tremor shook the mainland and the fire and other lights on the Isl- and vanished. San Salvador was repeatedly shak- en by earthquakes last week and the series of Thursday night wag es- pecially severe. The people on the little island of llo Pnngo wore observed giving sig- nals of distress late Thursday after- noon, but because of the excitable condition of the epople on the Sal-- vadoran shore, it was out of.-the ques- tion at that hour to send them relief. The earthquake shocks continued un- til past midnight Thursday, and Fri- day morning the Island had entirely, disappeared. This Is not the first time that small Islands off the mainland have sunk after earthquake shocks. llo Pango lagoon Is a lake southeast of the city of San Salvador. It is and a half miles In length. A minor vol- canic cone rose from its waters in June, 18SO. The lagoon is about 25 miles from the Pacific Coast, and is a mountainous country. EFFORT TO CHICAGO, Dec. an effort to prevent a strike of the gineers" of Western roads, Commis- sioner of Labor Neill, this morning conferred with officials of the rail- roads, and this afternoon will meet representatives of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. President Stone of tbe Brother- hood of Locomotive Engineers re- Iterated his statement that a state- ment that :v strike will be called un- loss an Increase of 1.1 per cent In wages Is granted by Dec. 21. The railroads have offered a 9 per cent Increase. ADNA SELECTS DEBATKR FOR HIGH SCHOOL Chehalis Dec 19 The'Adna High School held a de- bating contest last Friday night, to determine The merits of the best fitted student to represent the school at the big debating contest In Cheha- lls next February. Ronald Fish- back was choaen by the judges. The judges were three well known young attorneys of Albers, Herman Allen and Hugh E. Donahue. County Superintendent of Schools. W. D. Bay with Mrs. Bay- were among other well known people present. CENTRALIA Is the Fastest Growing City In the Fastest Growing State In the Greatest Country on Earth So -Says Uncle Sam EXPLOSION NEW YORK, Dec. are dead eight are missing and thirty are injured as the result ot, an ex- plosion of a car-load of dynamite was ;xploded from the ar ot an explosion of a tank of acetylent gas. It is be- lieved that the gas was ignited from an electric spark from the third-rail of the New Haven Hartford rail- road. The car of dynamite was on a track near the depot 'The dead are Mrs. Mary Poke, Francis Kelly, C. M. Morrow, Patrick Jordan, Frank Page, W. H. Liver- more, and three unidentified persons. Several of the injured will die. Windows were shattered many blocks away from the explosion. NEW YORK, Dec. The list of dead numbers twelve and includes_jBdlth Ossman secretary of the Cosmopolitan Maga.une; William Rostechlke, general manager of the Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Thomas Stogg. Kelly, first reported among the dead, escaped injury. DYNAMITING GROUNDS FOR DI- VORCE DRILL LIVES OF MANY BOISE, Idaho. Dec. six hundred pupils were at their desks in the Rexburg school building this morning fire broke out. The pu- pils had been trained in fire-drill. They marched out in perfect order, every one escaping. The building was completely destroyed. Without the fire-drill undoubtedly many chil- dren would have perished. LOWER RATES FOR PULLMANS WASHINGTON, Dec., Inter-State Commerce Commission otday ordered the rates for upper births in Pullman sleeping cars re- duced to a basis of eighty per cent of the price of lower births. The new schedule of rates for Pull- man births becomes effective January 20, on every line over which Pull- mans operate with the exception of two. HARRIMAN SYSTEM REPORTED TO BE PREPARING TO BUILD .FROM TACOMA TO PORTLAND, ALSO SEVERAL WORK ON TACOMA TUNNEL TO BE RESUMED MILWAUKEE MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN NEW LINES. That the development work upon, the Harriman lines in the northwest will surpass all expectations is Indi- cated by recent statements from headquarters of the new Oregon Washington Railroad Navigation company at Portland. These devel- opments will include a separate line from Tacoma to Portland, a line from this route at the junction to the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers to the ocean at the bar of the Colombia and a line north from a point oppo- site Astoria through the virgin for- ests of southern Washington to South Bend and thence connecting with the joint Harriman-Milwaukee line from the Sound to Grays Harbor In conectlon with is it is said that the development work at Tacoma planned four years ago and then abandoned, will be completed in the entirety of the original scheme, and that this work will be but the first move in the construction of a separ- ate line south from the Columbia, this line to be used jointly by Harriman and Milwaukee At a point opposite Kxilso a junc- tion will be made with the new line along tbe north bank of tbe Colum- bia, river to the ocean, touching the towns of Catlin, Oak Point, Eagle Cliff, Waterford, Catlamet, Brook- field and other points to Megler, where connection will be made with the line already constructed to Ilwa- co and tbe ocean beaches. The line north to South Bend will leave this rente at Megler. Just what the route of the line to Port- land will be from Kelso has not yet been determined, but it will probably follow the original Oregon Wash- ington survey, and then paralleling, tbe North Bank road to Vancouver and so to Portland, a common user clause giving all roads a right to the North Bank bridge across the Colum- bia at this point. W. H. of Portland, one of the most noted civil engineers Of the west, who took the kinks out of the O. R. N. line from The Dalles to Portland, will be engaged by the Harriman people to locate the new line through the? flood-swept Cowllti I valley in all probability. PLENTY OF ftFTER Hnshamls Attempt to Dynamite Japs at Gate City and Wives Seek Di- vorce, i OLYMPIA, Dec., their husbands were connected with the recent dynamiting at. Gate, when j a house occupied by 14 Japanese workmen was blown up endangering the lives of the occupants, Mrs. Clara Goldmyer Gill and Mrs. Mamie Smith Noggs have started proceed- ings In the superior court to obtain divorces from William F. Gill and Nate Boggs, respectively. They give as reasons for the proceedings that they were found guilty of the dyna- miting with a number of other, and convicted to the state reformatory at Monroe. Wash. Mrs. Rogers gives as additional alleged grounds for di- vorce that her husband has always shown a ealons and quarelsome dis- position and has made life burden- some to her. HELD UP BATTLE EL PASO, Dec. ists today stopped all trains on the Mexican Northwestern at Pedernales and ordered them to return to the north. Telephone and telegraph are cut beyond Pedernales, and i it is that a battle is taking place near there. The action of the insurgents in in- terfering with railroad traffic is causing much indignation. Scores of Anfsrican soldiers of for- tune are flocking to tbe war zone. Some of them have offered to take the trains beyond Pedernales. RKFVSKD TO ASSIST OFFICER IT P.VVS HER TO COME HERE FOR SHOPPING Chehalls Dec 19 Mrs. BIge Eddy of Yelm visited Chehalls last Saturday. She form- erly lived In this city when her hus- band was connected with the Advo- cate Editorial staff. Mr. Eddy is prospering with a contract for lumber and ties. The visit of Mrs. Eddy to Cbehalis on a shopping trip Is a dis- tinct, compliment to the'merchants of Chehalls. When It is remembered that her home town is nearer to Ta- conin Is a shorter joifrney than it Is to Chehalls. Centralia Dec. 19 While in an intoxicated condition last Saturday Frank Evans of this city was arrested by Policeman Smith for begging on the streets. He refused to go peaceably and was forced to comply with the request. He was fined and costs. His partner, Fred Mainard was also ar- rested for refusing to assist an of- ficer and was fined and cost When Evans resisted the officer Main- ard WHS called upon to assist in the arrest and being a friend of Evans, he refused. Other help was secured to make the arrest of Evans and he was handcuffed and brought to the jail while the other offender was tak- en charge of. Centralia Dec. 19 For the benefit of users of gas M. C. Hancock, manager of the Centra- lia Chehalis Gas company, states that the service will be entirely sat- isfactory probably by Wednesday. Up to the present time the company has been pumping its gas directly in- to its mains. Consequently it has been impossible to have any storage supply on hands with the result that when many users turned on their gas at the same time, the consumption exceeded the supply, and at the same time, when the gas was not being used, it was watsted at a loss to the company. It is believed now that the gas tank will be in use Wednesday. It has been completed and all that is necessary is to make the connections. Manager Hancock says that it was the intention of the company to furnish gas to only a limited number of patrons, but that so many made such insistent demands, that he was forced to give Vhem the gas before his plant was ready to give the ser- vice to all that wanted IL He says that after Wednesday he will be able to supply all the gas a city several times the size of Centraiia can use and that his will be the best and cheapest light obtainable. HILL WILL FIGHT REPORT FROM DENVER SAYS THAT COMBINATION HAS BEEN MADE BETWEEN HILL AND GOULD SYSTEMS TO GIVE NEW TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTE." AVOMAVS WARD LIKE A PARLOR Centralia Dec, 19 The women's ward in the city jail la a source of pride to Chief of Po- lice Ingalls. It has been nicely fur- nished and looks like a parlor. In Itemizing the things to be purchased for "the ladies" the first thing placed on the list was a mirror. As yet there has not been a prisoner in the woman's ward. DENVER, Colo., Dec. su- preme test of strength between James J. Hill and the Harriman railroads for supremacy in Western transport- ation .affairs is believed among Den- ver railroad officials to be imminent. Reports that Deliver is to be placed on a new transcontinental route from the Sast to Colorado, composed ot the Hill and Gould railroads, is con- sidered the rumbling of the ap- proaching storm. The Burlington, controlled by Hill; the Denver Rio Grande and Western Pacific, controlled by Gold, and the Colorado Midland jointly owned by the two intersts, are the lines which figure in the alleged struggle. It became known in Denver today that the Gould lines have been un- able to arrange for tbe sale of round- trip tickets to the Coast routed over the Western Pacific one way and the llarriman lines on the return trip. The Gould lines therefore tried to turn to Hill and entered into new combination with his roads as against the Harriman lines. The proposed through train ser- vice will include the acquirement of equipment for 21 full trains, which will cost not less than These will include 10 for the Burl- ington, four for the Rio Grande and seven for the Western Pacific.
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