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PUINEVILLE, OREGON. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1901.
HI .'CHEI L MONITOR VOL. VII. NO. 21.
VOL. V. 3STO. 15.
PRINKVIU K l.ODOE, O. 7, A. P. A A. M
Mfti in Masonic Temtl on Saturday be
fore full moon ( eoh month.
T. M. Baldwin, W. M.
J. N. Williamson, Secretary.
C TARNATION CHAPTER, NO. 44, O. E. S.
j Meets S'-eond and fourth Thursday of eaca
snontb, in filaaottir Temple.
Mw. T. M. Baldwin, w. m.
DsYYTD P. AttAMSON, Sec,
OCHOCO LOlXiE, NO. s 1. O. O. F. Mta
In Odd Felka ball ev?rv Stnnijr eveu
in. J. H. iitsv, N. i.
Chiii CoRKv t?ocrtry.
T UNA I.ODGE, NO. , K. of P. Mwt in
J J Odd Follow h&U every Vx1ne!fit.y oven
fim All bruthors lu good stiimlmjr invito! to
attend. c. W. Klkins, C. C
H. Sickkl, X. tf R. and &
OCHOCO X.Cnt,E, NO. 101, A. O. r. V Meet
in Odd Fellows' hall on the. second and
fourth Monday a of each month.
w. Draper, M. W.
C. Com as, Recorder.
SUNBEAM t.OIHiE, NO. s D. of H. Meet
at Odd Fellows' hall every Tnesdav even
ixtff. X as. W n. DuKit, Chiei of Honor.
Nats. H. P. BKLKisar, Kec
R1NEVII.LK CAMP, NO. 21ft. WOODMEN
of World. Meet at Odd Fellows1 sail on
the first and third Thursday event nc of each
montn. i v M. A. Kklu
i Consul -Commander.
I. L. MrCrumi, Clerk.
JCNIPER tHROVE, NO. 10, WOODMEN CIR-cle-
Meets at Odd KeilowV hall every Fri
day evening. a Mas. s, 1. Belknap,
; Worthy Guardian.
Mf Minxtv Crooks, Clerk.
- Physiciia ind Snrgeoa
OSes fa the rear of Bel knap 4 Moore'i
J a HYDE, M. D.
Pbjsiclifl and Surgeon.
rbone So. 2. Residence, in Nes
. souse's Addition.
rklMTILLI . . - ORICO
J H. rUSEKBEPG, M. D.
PSTSICIil 1ID SDESEOI. -
tXbre wthlir. V . Hefner. Kesi-
denc. EeJby Hotel.
C PALM R
Ittornej-ai-Lai ud lotirj Public
All bupinese promptiv and rarefolly at
tended to. Culleciioua a
rriurin. - o
lttorsej ud Counsellor at Lii
J W. HCPKIHS
)A c PaLMER
D. S. Commissioner.
Land Filinrs and Final Proofs Giren
K Special . Attention.
ED. N. WHITE
Wines .. Liquors Cigars
Cary House Bar
HENDERSON & POLLARD
ft Wis. Liquors oou Gloars
J. 0. GYHUS,
DEPUTY STOCK INSPECTORS
Notice is hereby given that I have
appointed the following named per-e
lepnty Ktock Inep. ctora:
J. P. Cartwriht Hay Creek
Krnest Sherar Croee Keys
Harry Wib... . . Aebwood
1. Sparks ?. Haters
A. Morrow. . . -Havta-k
. M. fcmitli.- .....Panlina
Kowm K nox ..... , t'oat
T. C. Swain B- ar Creek
J. 8. Boirne Koelam!
Alex 1 IntosU Hardin
. JOK HI.NKI.E,
Stock Inspector o( Crook County.
Ton cannot aell your goods
Unless you advertise them
J THE JOURNAL
.Is the best medium la
Headquarters for Stockmen
The Hegolatop Mne
THE DALLES, rORTIAIvD &
ASTOIIIA NAVIGATION CO.
Steamer "REGULATOR" an.1 "DAlh.rS CITY" daily between The Dallea antf
Pur tl mak!. PasaK'User-aoid Knight trvic.
PASSENGER SERVICE : ,
We rffer ut.-uttwki inducements to fiaseennera, and repeettuUsp solicit their pat
ronave. 0ir r-pviUie- re l'iufuri. V"' Vliaand l loaiuro. Our stearavrt
have been ui in thorough repair, aud faoiiUiaa added tor lb oomfort and tut ol
Too mnrh cannot be sa'd tn favor of this line as a pieanre route, ft Is almost enouct
tosay that "It ts down th Columbia.. lit coolinjc tkrexM. ih rrir4 aennery, tn
iivsuon Itois uot u4 4u, coatioe to nakt U s i a)orsbl uia, Try it.
FREIGHT : - - ' :- ' ' - '
- We are at alt times prepared to handle carefully freight of alt kinds, with prompt
; aeas. e hTea coiuiBHdioua arh.Mi, where shtpmeuuraa ba taken care of un
til called for. Wool and wheat abipmenu especially aoitctted.
Onr rate will always be fonnd as low as the lowest, and alwavn as low aa Is posaiblt
to Ukmi.m ibem. Oar aim is to ed avor to keep in liue wtib our tormar policy, and
to a.e it in ac-t as well an name, "TiiK Kbit I ATOR LINK. Write for rates anrf
filutraied Ui-er. lurvhae your ticaeta aud bip your freight eta the U UA TON
LiNlu Corrt pondence aoiictted.
W. C. ALLAWAY, General Aj?ent, The Mies, Or.
f-fPlHorrll nrr Mornhont
i vi ti ui uiug iuui tiiiaiib
Z. F. MOODY
Siill in Business at the Old
Adjoining R. R. Depot'
The Dallej, Or.
Prompt attention will be paid to tho e
Leaves Prineville at 6 a. m. on Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday," connecting at' Warm Springs with stage for The
Dalles and way points.
Leaves Warm Springs at 6 a. m. on Monday, Wednesday
ind Friday, connecting at Prineville with stages to Burns,
Lakeview, and other points.
Through to The Dalles in DAYTIME. Fare, $7.50.
Rourd trip, $13.50. Good accommodations at all stations, and
Particular attention given to freight and express. Rate,
"rom The Dalles to Prineville, 2 cents per pound.
Stage offices at Templeton & Son's, Prineville, "and
Umatilla House, The Dalles.
The Prineville 8c Shaniko
GEO. M. COIINETT, Manager.
IVaves f-hsniko at 6 P M. every Hay. and arrives in Prineville at 6 A. M
leaves Prineville at 6 P. M. every day, and arrives in tihaniko in 12 honrs.
. Carries the U. S. mail, passengers and express.
Connects at Prinevil'e with stages for Eastern anil Southern Oreron, Northern
California and interior points. Also wakes connection at Uhaniko with trains
lor Portland and all Kas ern points.
Good acommodations along the road. We hsve recently pnton new thorongh
' race onchew, and now have the best equipped stage line in Eastern Oregon ior
the accommodation of the traveling public.
All peraona wiahinc paaaage must way-bill at offices l-efore taking passage;
others will not be re eived. Express mast be way-billed at the emcee, mr Stage
Company will not be responsible.
The Company will take no risk on money transmitted.
Particular attention given to delivering express matter at Prineville and all
Southern pouita in Oregon, and advance charges will bo paid by tka eosspany.
At Adamson & Winnek Co., in Prinvllle,
Has established its reputation as the MOST
COMMODIOUS, CONVENIENT ant
WE LL-KE IT 1 1 OT E L in Crook County
All Stare Lines.
who laor me with their patronage.
J. E. CAMPBELL, Proprietor.
news of the week
From All Parts ot the New World
and the Old.
Of INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Important Vz
pcnlngs of the Past Week in a
Jefferies-Iiuhlin fight is post-
band has been
A state of siege toss been proclaimed
Gnus were used in a saloon raid at
Peit Dewet is at the Cape trying to
bring about peace.
Civil government has been establish
ed in Pampanga province.
General Davis will conduct tue Car-man-Carransa
Charles M. Schwab is to be presi-
dent of the new Morgan steel company.
Floods at La Pal cost many lives
and deatrovud propertv worth $1,000,- ,
An address of loyalty from the city
of London was presented to King Ed
ward. The headless and mutilated body of
a man was found in the rear of a Co-
lumubs. O. , saloon.
Pensions for Oregon Indisn war vet
erans has been left out of the substi
tute bill in congress.
The ameer of Afghanistan has writ
ten an extremely sympathetic letter to
Lord Cnrxon, on the occasion of the
death of the queen.
Otto W. Meysenborg, formerly presi
dent of the Wells & French Car Com
pany, of Chicago, is dead at bis coun
try home. Alma t-ieta, CL. at the age
ot 53 years.
Frank Crawford, aged 16, was shot
and instantly killed by bis brother
Charley, aged 14 years, at Balinse,
W. Ye. Frank objected to Charley
going out hunting.
From an ash barrel that had been
consigned to a dump at Plaintield, N .
J.. Colonel Julian Scott, the well
known artist, has lescued a death
niaak of Napoleon.
Margin McClure. convicted of assist
ing in the wreck of the Kutland, V t. ,
Merchants' National Bank, was sen
tenced to seven years in the county
bouse of correction.
Fire in the five-story block in Boston
occupied bv Will-aro'll. Blood & Co..
shawls, cloaks, etc.; Creed & Co.,
fancy goods; Edward Buller & Co..
lining, and M. fl. Palaaki Jb Co., em
hroideris. paused a loas of $180,000-
Mrt Nation got a chllliog welcome
The rebel general. Malbas, was killed
A severe snow storm is raging in In
.Spain Is passing through another
Eight officers and 70 men surrender
ed at San Miguel.
Thousands have died from the plague
in Western Siberia.
Lincoln day banquets were held in
many Eastern citiea.
Rioting students in Madrid were dis
persed by the police.
The British squadron cruising in
West Indian waters, will call at Ha
vana. The civil contract in connection with
the coming royal Spanish wedding was
The Taft commission has gone to
Northern Lnson to establish provincial
A minority stockholder in Erie rail
road seeks to restrain the company
from carrying out Morgan's deal.
Tenders for 11,000,000 exchequer
bonds were c loosed in London. Tweu-ty-five
millions were applied for. The
average price was 97 5s 4d.
At Helena. A. J. Kelly and George
Handscbut were convicted of stealing
tbiee calves and were sentenced to 14
years each in the penitentiary.
The annual meeting of the Agrarian
Association of Tax and Economic He
formers, at Berlin, adopted resolutions
in favor of increasing agricultural du
The contest between Billy Smith and
Owen Zeigler, at Erie, Pa., was
stopped at the end of the 10th round
church people demanding the sheriff
to enforce tbe law.
Members of the crews of the German
battle-ship Kaiser Wilhelm II and the
Russian crniser Askold got into an al
tercation at Kiel and tbe Rnsaians fa
tally stabbed three Germans.
The annnal meeting of the executive
board of the United Mine workers is in
session at Columbus, O. Tbe board
devoted most of its time to tbe discus
sion of matters not considered by ths
natrenal convention at Indiauapolis.
Cjueen Victoria had 73 children. 1
graudchildreu and gieat-grandchil-dren.
Lord Roberts is the first man ever
entitled to wear the Garter, the Vic-
-toria Cross and the order of St. Pat-
Thirty-five prominent American
scnlptors will contribute to the enibel- troduced a concurrent resolution pro
lishment of the grounds and buildings viding for an appropriation of $262 for
of the Pan-American exposition at the completion of the Captain Clark
Buffalo, N. Y. sword fund.
British business men think the influ-
ence of a mule ruler will prove bens- 1 S'Sntd ,he Gvnr-
fioial. i The governor Wednesday signed the
The consequences' of the disturbances Jollowi"K bil,M: "omle .bi" 2"' "
in China are being seriously felt in the "JHh8 ground to United States for
silk and tea trade
Mrs. Lillie Rich, a sympathizer of
Mrs. Carrie Nation, sued a Wichita,
Kan., saloon keeper foi $10,000 for
selling liquor to her minor sons.
A. W. Pratt and S. II. Jumper, of
South Dakota, before tbe industrial
commission gave agrionltural statistics
showing the prosperity of South Da
Doing! of Importance at the State Capital
Two Railroad Bills Killed.
The honne after spending nearly an
other half duv in consideration of rail-
I road bills, disjtosed of two more Wed-
nesday. One of these measures was
roorman's fellow-servant bill. It was ,
debated at length, and although even
l ...... ,i . ... 1 . .. i . .1 j. V. .. A twnnt '
its opponents admitted it bad good
points, it was defeated by a vote of 81
to 22. The other railroad bill which
was disposed of, and which met a sim
ilar fate, was the bill of Harris to fix
trie liability of railroad corporations
for injuries. But 19 votes were oast
in favor of this bill.
No Holiday at Salem.
Washington's birthday, February 22,
, is a lettal bolblay. but it is not a legis
1 lative holiday unless the legislature by
specific act chooses to make it so.
i Inasmuch as Washington's birthday
happens tbia year to faU on the 40th
j day of the session (the nsual day of
sine die adjournment) It is probable
i that business will be proceeded with
' much ns nsual. The constitution of
the state does not limit the sessions to
I 40 davs, hot does limit the total com-
penaxtion of each menibsr to $120 at
per day; therefore, few legislators
can be expeotwt to he so eell-sacrifio-
ng as to work long for nothing.
The senate Wednesday passed the
following bills: Senate bill 79, to cor
rect the description of the boundary of
Wheeler eountv: senate bill 143. to
protect hotel and boarding house keep-
by Hunt, regulating street rail-
wave in Portland; senate
bill 73, to
enact the Torrens system of registra
tion ol land titles; senate bill 172, to
regulate insurance companies; senate
bill 81, to provide for the election of
road supervisors; senate bill 137, to
create the ottice of county auditor of
Multnomah county; senate bill 217, to
amend the charier of Sherwood: senate
i bill 216, to fix the salary of prosecot-
ing attorney in the Seventh judicial
The bouse Wednesday passed bills
as follows: boose bill 27, providing
for a uniform system of mine bell sig
nals; bouse b'll 146, making it a crime
to remove or interfere with mining lo
cation marks; bouse bill 127, regulat
ing the supply of wajer for irrigation
The Seaatoriai Vote.
Tbe joint vote for senator Wednes
day was: H. W. Corbett, 32; Binger
Hermann, 19; George II. Williams,
1; K. D. Inman. Democrat. 26; W. E.
Kobtrtsou, Democrat, 1; absent, 1.
Lkcns Bill Defeated.
Senate bill 16. lor the licensing of
stationary engineers and firemen was
Woman Suflrass Defeated. .
An effort was maie in the honse
Monday to reconsider the vote by a birh
senate joint resolution 71. for woman
suffrage, was defeated. The vote for
reconsideration was lost, 28 to 21.
Law Without Governor's Signature.
Governor Geer Monday filed the
barber Sunday closing bill without
his signature, thus completing the
proceeding necessary to make it a law.
As it bears an emergency clause, it
went into effect Monday and will make
barbering on ntxt Sunday a crime.
Passed Both Houses.
The following bills have passed both
bouses: House bill 2, relative to
school libraries; house bill 91, to pro
hibit barbering on Sunday; house bill
203, appropriation for legislative ex
penses and deficiencies; senate bill 12,
provi ling for sale of school lands; sen
ate bill 15, exemption of earnings of
judgment debtors; senate bill 17. fix
ing fees of witnesses in Douglas, Jack
sou and Josephine counties in criminal
aotions; senate bill 95, fixing salary of
judge of Clackamas conuty. Incorpor
ation bills, Sheridan and Whitney.
Signed by the Governor.
The following bills have been signed
by the governor: House bill 3, amend
ing Albauy bridge act; house bill 4.
appropriating $45,000 lor Oregon agri-
, cultural college; house bill 25, appro
priating $47,600 to Oregon state uui
i versity: house bill ISO, for payment of
scalp bounty warrants; bouse bill 224,
relative to Portland tax ley; house bill
' 257, relinquishing ground to United
; States for postoflice at Salem; senate
. bill 8, relative to licenses on state fair
i grounds. (A law without governor's
! signature); sonate bill 19, to pay ex
penses of ludinn war veterans to Wash
ington; senate bill 89, to submit initia
' tive and referendum; senate bill 104,
removing incline at Cascade locks;
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Kumn uiit ii, uj eutiiurize rurusaa
to levy a special tax; incorporation
acts for the following places: Hose
tinrg, Canyonville, Silverton, Elgin, -SummerviMe,
Baker City, Antelope,
Dallas, Sonipter, Myrtle Point, Med
ford. The Vote for Senator.
The vote for senator Mondav stood:
Corbett 80, George II. Williams 23,
William Smith 25, Itinger Hermann,
6, not voting 1, absent or paired 5.
Aid for Orphanages.
The house committee ou corpora
tions Wednesday rendered a favorable
report on the bill by llolcomb provid-
ing state aid for all orphan asylums of
not to exceed $10 per annum per in-
Foj Clark Sword Fund.
In the house Wednesday Eddy in-
I amending Myrtle Point charter; house
bill 120, amending Med ford charter;
house bill 8, amending Albany bridge
act; house bill 4, appropriating $45,-
000 for Oregon Agricultural College;
house bill 26, approprating $47,000 to
Oregon State University; senate bill
102, amending Sumpter charter; sen-
' ate bill 104, removing incline at Cas-
' cade locks.
hailed as mm
Filipinos Warmly Welcome Amer
WHEN ON THEIR first TRIP NORTH
Judge Taft and His Associates Have Gone to
Bacolor to Organize a Provincial Govern
ment Bulucan Will Next Be Visited
San Fernando, Province of Pampan
ga. Island of Luzon, Philippines, Feb.
14. Bacolor and all the towns adjacent
to the railroad, which names are his
toric on aooonnt ot the fierce battles of
the earlier periods of the American oc
cupation, turned ont to welcome the
United States Philippine commission
as it proceeded northward, on its first
trip to organise provincial govern
ments. At "every station, including
the hamlets where tbe train did not
stop, there were bunts of music from
the native bands and cheers for the
American commission and the partido
federate. The ciowd at Malolos, the
former seat of the insurgent govern
ment, was smaller, in proportion to
the population, than at the villages.
At all the stops addresses were deliv
ered by the natives, and responses
were made by Judge Taft, the presi
dent of the commission; Professor
Worcester, General Flores, Chief Jus
tice Arellno and Dr. Tavera, president
of the Federal party. Tbe natives re
peatedly declared the people were be
ginning to understand the purpose of
the Americans, adding that the com
mission's acts showed its promises
would be kept.
Jndge Taft told tbe people of the
towns in Bolucan province that a pro
vincial government will shortly be
established there. The American party
alighted at San Fernando, passed un
der an aroh of welcome and was
greeted by the military and hundreds
of children waving Amenoin flags snd
singing "Hail Columbia." Tbe entire
American party was then driven to Ba
color, capital of the province of Pirn
panga. where they will be cordially
entertained tomorrow, and nntil apply
ing tbe provincial government to Pam
panga, there will be a public discus
sion of the laws enacted.
General Grant received information
that a band of Tarlao insurgents is ap
proaching for the purpose of harassing
the people of Bacolor. He has sent
scouts out after them.
Eight Officers and Seventy Mea Give Up
Manila, Feb. 14. An insurgent col
onel, Simon Tecbon. seven Insurgent
officers and 70 men, with 60 guns,
have surrendered unconditionally to
Captain Coolea. of the Thlrty-fifUi regi
ment, at San Miguel de Mayumo.
In a fight at Siboyan. Batangas, tbe
rebel general, Malbas is reported to
have been killed: Six insurgent offi
cers and 20 men were captured.
Mariquina is the scene ol an im
mense peace meeting of tbe Federal
The Women's Peace League met at
Judge Taft's bouse today. Senoiita
Poblo attempted to introduce a resolu
tion requiring tbe release of the impris
oned insurgents. Mrs. Taft and other
ladies spoke on a resolution urging the
insurgents to surrenler. This was
adopted instead of Senorita Poble's.
BOILER-MAKER'S GOOD LUCK.
In North for Quarter of
Port Townsend. Wash.. Feb. 14. A
mining deal was consummated here to
day of more than naual interest, owing
to the amount involve, and that it
transfers a man from the ranks of pov
erty to affluence. Erick Molander, a
boiler maker, of this city, who had in
vested bis earnings .in Mount Sicker,
B. C. mining property by hiiing
claims staked for him on extension of
Tyee and Lenora claims, has bonded
his holdings to London and Paris in
vestors for $250,000. The papers, were
made out and signed today. Molander
spent last season at Nome, but failed to
make his fortune. He returned on the
steamer Charles Lano, and when her
boilers gave out and the vessel was in
danger of swamping, he repaired the
boilers so that the steamer, with 300
passengers, reached port in safety, and
for which he was presented witn aoo.
Silk Weavers Locked Out
Scran ton. Pa., Feb. 14. The strike
of the 4.000 silk workers in Scranton
has resulted in a lockout. The mill-
owners and managers today declared
tbev will not reopen their mills nntil
the girls are willing to resume at the
wages which were offered nearly two
weeks ago and in which there was
concession of 25 cents a week to each
employe. The strikers are determined
to etav ont until their demands shall
be granted. They have a eked all silk
workers in the country for moral and
material assistance, requesting them
to strike if the mills at which they
are employed handle material from the
Telegraphed 200 Miles.
London, Feb. 14. Professor John
Fleming, lecturing at Liveipool yester
day, said he bad Signor Marconi's per
mission to make the ffirst mention of
the fact that on the first day of tne
reign of King Edward VII Marconi ac
complished the astonishing feat of send
ing wireless messages between St.JCath
erines. Isle of Wight, and the Lizzard,
200 miles. Perfect communication
has sines been established.
San Diego, Cal., Feb. 14. Word
has been received from Ensenada that
Salvador Saloria was arrested there
Saturday, charged with having em
bezzled $2,650 of the Mexican govern
ment's money. lie was municipal
treasurer for tbe northern district of
Lower California, a post 'he Jhad held
for the past three years, and the money
he is alleged to have embezzled was in
his custody in that capacity. Salora is
said to have enjoyed the utmost confi
dence of his government and all who
RIOTING IN MADRID.
State of Siege Proclaimed in the Spanish Cap
ital Many Arrests Were Made. j
Madrid. Feb. 15. Musio on tbe
public squares and a general holiday
gramme of the Asturias-rJourbon mar- 1
riage festivities, but all this has been
abandoned cn account of the attitude !
of the populace.
With nightfall, every approach to
the Puerta del Sol was jammed with
the idle populace. Insulting remarks
were burled at the police and civil
guards. A trumpeter sounded a charge,
which was made with swords drawn.
Heads were not spared, many persona
were injured, and there were numerous
arrests. The scattering crowds sought
the shops and hotels. All the front
doors' of tbe Hotel de Paris were
smashed in, a great crowd assembling
there. The police and guards charged
into tbe streets, but the dispersed
throngs quickly reassembled.
As was anticipated, the funeral of
Don Ramon de Campoaraor, was at
tended with serious disturbances. Tho
weather was beautiful and enormons
crowds gathered along tbe route taken
by tbe funeral cortege. Considerable
disorder marked tbe passage of tbe
procession, but the troops stood at
strategic points and prevented any
very formidable outbreak until the end
of the city was reached. At that point
tbe demonstrators, who included many 1
students, raised the cry of "Long live i
liberty, and, having broken up into
small parties, proceeded to various
parts of Madrid to renew tbe demon
stration. One band of students stoned
In the evening fresh riots took place
st several points. Gendarmes charged
with drawn swords, and a number
were bruised and wounded. Tbe
demonstrators replied to the chasges of
tbe gendarmes with a shower of stones.
Altogether some 30 arrests were
made during the day, including a mili
tary officer, whose arrest resulted in a
protest by bis brother officers, the mat
ter being referred to tbe captain-gen
The authorities have warned the
newspapers to abstain from the publi
cation ot news or comments calculated
to fan the present agitation.
Razor in the Hand of a Man Crazed With Liquor
Nearly Causes Death.
Seattle. Feb. 15. Mad with tbe
effects of liquor and at tbe time infur
iated with tbe thought that his com
panion bad robbed him of a sum of
money, James Flood attacked James
Dorcey with a razor in a room in tbe
Globe hotel at 10 o'clock today, and
by the narrowest margin possible' a
murder was averted.
Both men had been out on a spree all
night and had jut entered their room,
when suwdenly Flood turned upon his
roommate and accused him of stealing
$50 of his money from a coat pocket.
Dnn-ey denied it. ' Flood whipped cut a
razor, and made a slash at the aston
ished Dorcey. A gash an inch deep
and trie full length of the fleshy part of
i he arm was cot. Terrified beyond
measure, Dorcey screamed frantically
for help. Proprietor Hewitt came in
and tried to make peace. In his mad
fury Flood turned upon him with
murder in his eyes, but did not suc
ceed in cutting him. Flood was over
powered. WILL BUILD LIGHTERS.
Government to L'se Them for Service on Alas
Seattle. Feb. 15 Major Ruhlen, in
charge of the United States quarter
master's department here, has received
instructions from the department at
Washington to invite, bids for tbe con- 1
struction of one seagoing tug and two
400-tcn lizhters, to be used in handling
government supplies at Nome and-St.
The boats will be finished in time
for use this season in tbe north. The
bids will be closed on Saturday night,
as the work will probably be a xnsh
order. The tug will be 80 feet long,
17 feet beam and four feet draught.
The amount of business done by the
government in the north warrants
building the craft instead of depending
upon private contracts.
Brakes Would Not Hold.
Butte, Mont., Feb. 15. One of the
Northern Pacific freight trains, while
hauling supplies to tbe Alice mine on
top of the hill, got beyond control of
the brakes, and ran away. As a result
William Fidler, brakeman, is dead,
anil the following are injured: John
Cahiil, brakeman, bruised, not serions
Iv; John Harden, engineer, may die.
The train was working up the steep
grade of what is known as the Hill
Line, leading to the mines at Walker
vine, with lnmber r-nd other supplies
for tbe Alice mine. All at once tbe
wheels began to slip, and when tbe air
was applied the brakes refused to hold.
Earthquake Near Cadiz.
Malaga, Feb. 14. There was an
earthquake shock today at Grazalema,
40 miles from Cadiz. It was
panied bv loud rumblings. Theinhab-
itants became panic-stricken and many
buildings were damaged.
Blizzard in New York.
Syracuse, N. V., Feb. 15. Northern
and Central New York are many feet
deep in the worst blizzard of the win
ter, aud in some respects in recent
years. Over a territory extending
from liorhester to Utica, and from
Watertown to Ithaca, the ground is
white, although it is not exceedingly
cold, and the fine snow drifting makes
traveling dangerous. In tho cities
snowplows and Bhovel gangs are keep
ing the streets open for traffic.
The Danish Islands.
London, Feb. 15. The Copenhagen
correspondent of the Daily News says:
"The crown prince of Denmark op
poses tbe sale of the Danish West In
dies to the United States. At a meet
ing of the representatives of the budget
committee and a syndicate that de
sires to develop the islands, a compro
mise was agree npon to the effect that
if the matter is not Bottled with tho
United States before March 4, ths
budget committee iB to reject the sals
and to support the schemes of ths syndicate."
IS 10 APE COLOHT
Dewet Engaged a British Force
CROSSED ORANGE RIVER AT SAND DRIFT
The Innisklllings Charged the Enemy Who Left
Five Killed snd Six Wounded
Tea Boers Were Captured.
London, Feb. 16. The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Kitchener:
"Pretoria, Feb. 15. Our troops are
now sngaged with Christian Dewet's
force north of PhilipBtown, which we
hold, Dewet haviDg crossed the Orange
river at Sand Drift, apparently moving
"French, reporting from a point 25
miles southeast of Ermelo, states that
a large force of ths enemy is being
driven on the Piet Rief. their efforts to
break back having so far been frus
trated. The Innisklllings charged the
enemy, who left five killed and six
wounded on the ground. Ten Boers
were captured, and there was a large
capture of wagons, carts and cattle.
Onr casualties were one killed and five
ine Evening News prints a dispatch
from Cape Town, dated Thursday,
! February 14, which says: -
"Tbe government here, is advised
I that Christian Dewet and ex-President
! Steyn entered Cape Colony and occu-
pied Philipstown. The British attack
ed them yesterday and drove them out
of the town with loss."
Cape Town, Feb. 16. A Boer com
mando crossed tbe Grange river yester
day, in the Philipstown district. It is
reported that Dewet was in command.
Van Wyksvlei was occupied Monday
by 300 Boers who were, retreating from
CaJviuia. Tbe Boers are reported in
force 24 miles west of Carnarvon. A
Boer convoy of 65 wagons and 45 - pris
oners has been captuied north of Am
Boers Near Cape Town. r
LondoD.Ieb. 16. It is reported from
Cape Town that the wife of Comamnd
ant Botha left Pretoria with a military
escort to endeavor to get her husband
to surrender. .
The Boers tried unsuccessfully to
destroy a culvert near Cape Town. Se
vere fighting ensued, tbe Boers leaving
three killed and 23 wonnded. Tbe
British lost one killed and two wounded.
Boers Worsted at Aberdeen. .
Cape Town, Feb. 16. Fighting is
reported to have taken place near Aber
deen Friday and Saturday last, ths
Boerr. being worsted.
CHICAGO HOTEL FIRES.
Attempts Were Made to Bui a F oar Struibit1 ta
Robbery During the Excitement.
Chicago, Feb. 16. Flames were
started simultaneously on fonr floors of
the Palmer House this afternoon, and
45 minutes later were discovered on
two floors in the Great Northern hotel.
Two men supposed to be hotel
thieves were seen to run from tbe
Palmer house. During the excite
ment, $500 worth of jewelry was stolen .
from one of the rooms of the Great
Northern. About the same time, a
blaze of light was discovered in the
Sherman bouse. Another fire of sus
picions origin had been discovered
only 24 hours before. The fires con
vince the police thst an organized
gang of incendiaries- is operating in .
Chicago. Good desciiptions have been
secured of the two men who were seen
running from the Palmer house, and
a number of detectives are at work on
tbe case. Tbe four fires, with the cir
cumstances attending them, were:
Palmer House Fonr fires started
simultaneously in baskets of linen on
different floors. Towels saturated
with kerosene weis found. The fire
was extinguished by guests and em
ployes. Two suspects were seen, but
allowed to escape. Damage nominal.
Great Northern Hotel Simultan
eous fires were discovered on the H and
J floors. Odor of kerosene on 11 floor.
J. S. Friest, ot New York, reported
mhat $500 worth of jewelry had been
stolen flora bis room. Damage of
I $1,500 by fire and small panic among
I Sherman House The blaze was on
j tbe upper floor and was attended with
little commotion. Damage, $100.
j Hotel Grace Fire of suspicious .
origin discovered in a linen closet.
The most dangerous fire in the
Palmer bouse was on the fifth floor.
It was extinguished at personal risk
by John M. Mc Williams, Jr., a senior
at Princeton university. The police
agree that all the flies were incendiary
j and tonight every important down-
town hostelry was guarded by a detail '
! of officers in plain clothes, watching
I for the men suspected of having started
I tbe fires. These officers, as well ss
the hotel managers, have tbe theory
j that the blaze was started by some dis
i charged hotel employe who wished to
satisfy his grudge and was able to do
I so through his intimate knowledge ol
Rjbbed of $3,000 Worth of Jewelry. i
( San Francisco, Feb. 16. Mrs. F.
H. Osgood, of Seattle, who arrived in
' this city on the Oregon express this
j morning, has reported to the 'police
and railway otliciala that she was
: robbed during last night of $3,000
j worth of jewelry. She stated that the
gems were in a leather bag which she
suspended from her neck, but that
they were taken while she -was sleep-
ing. The police o Ulcers have arrested
a man on suspicion. ,
Earthquake in Tennessee
Nashville, Tenn., FebT H -r-Quite a
seveie earthquake shock was felt at
6:15 o'olock tonight at Union City,
Tenn. Houses rocked and windows
and crockery rattled. The wave lasted
several second s.
Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 16. A slight
earthquake . shock, lasting about 20
seconds, was felt here this evening.
Tho engines of a first-olass British .
man-of-war cost about 175,000.