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The Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1897.
KILLED : BY THE HEAT.
FINISHED ITS WORK.
Epitome , of the Telegraphic
,; News of the World. ;
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Item! From
the Hew and the Old World In
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
The salmon pack at Astoria bo far
foots up about 8,000,000 oases.
Patriotism olaimed five lives in Chi
cago and there was an unusually large
list of maimed and injured people as a
result of the celebration.. ; -
Senator Davis has reported from the
committee on : foreign relations an
amendment to the general deficiency
bill to pay $6,000 to families of three
Italians lynched at New Orleans. -
T .a Ira Ann TWi i '1 1 . a villa era nf nAavlv
UIUV 'A II 11 1 ,.U.JJ1., . 1 1 . I II V. .r lltyl.l 'J
1,000 inhabitants, was practically de
stroyed by fire today. Mrs. Masters,
aged 80, was burned to death while try
ing to resoue goods from her dwelling.
Speoial dispatches from Bombay state
that from 600 to 1,000 rioters were
killed during the recent rioting in the
vicinity of Calontta, and it - is added
that native officials put the death roll
as high as 1,500.
The sultan now shows signs of yield
ing on the question of rectification of
the Turiksh frontier in the direction of
Greece, and the ambassadors are ex--pecting
that negotiations of pence will
be resumed when it is hoped every
thing will be settled in accordance with
the views of Europe.
' While .tamping a shot in the Morn
ing mine, at Mullan, Idaho, an explo
sion occurred, injuring William Evans
and another miner, whose name was
not learned. Both men were taken
to Wallace, Evans dying on the road.
The other man is lying in a comatose
condition, with" several fractures of
the skull. , .-. ' .
There was a fatal accident at the San
Francisco fireworks display. Edward,
J. Matthews, 20 years old, while
watohing the display, was instantly
killed by the explosion of a mortar,
and his companion, Miss Hildenberg,
was badly lacerated on the faoe, and re
ceived a shock to her system which the
dootors say may affect her mind.
Telegrams received President Ratdh
ford, of the United Mineworkers, Ohio
division, indicate that the order for a
general strike of the miners has been
complied with generally throughout the
mining J listricta of Ohio, Indiana, Il
linois and Pennsylvania, and in some
sections of West Virginia , and Ken
tucky. President Eatchford roughly
estimates the number of men involved
at 200,000, but this is regarded asjrery
liberal. , .. . . ' '
Averill Dimmick, foreman of the
Winona mine, at Lead, S. D., was
burned to death, and two others proba
bly will die, as a result of a strange ac
cident. A gasoline pump' at the bot
tom of the shaft refused to work, and
they went to investigate. Gasoline
had escaped and covered the wall of
the shaft. Their candles ignited it and
they were surrounded by fire. Man
yon and Smokers tumbled into the
bucket and escaped, but Dimmick fell
nn a hnnlr . whiflh held him linrlar t.hn
The Oregon state Sunday school
union met in convention at The
Dalles. " The secretary reports that dur
ing the ' year 26 new Sunday schools
were organized. ... There has been a loss
from enrollments of last year of 225
schools, 2,544 officers and teachers and
At a special meeting- of ' the San
Francisco chamber of oommerce the
question' of the advisability of an
nexing Hawaii was ' considered. . A
memorial was drawn up for presen
tation to both the houses of congress,
urging prompt aotion looking to the an
ji i.xation of the Hawaiian republic
flie administration .has determined
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branding all seal pnps found on Priby-
lov islands this season. Instructions to
this effect have been transmitted to
Professor David Starr Jordan, the seal
expert, who will soon leave San Fran
cisco for Behring sea.
It has been decided at the admiralty
ib build a new yacht for the queen and
the design has been submitted to and
approved by her majesty. The new
vessel, which will be built at the Pem
broke dockyard, will,1 in general out
line, resemble the great Atlantic liners.
It will be 620 feet long, with1 only 50
feet beam, and be fitted with powerful
engines, so as to have great speed.
Representative Crumpacker, of Indi
ana, has introduced in the house a reso
lution for a constitutional amendment
providing that hereafter no noncontig
uous territory shall be annexed to the
United States except in pursuance of a
treaty negotiated by the president, con
curred in by two-thirds of the houses of
congress and ratified by the legislature
of three-fourths of the states, and no
contiguous territory except by treaty
concurred in by two-thirds of each
house, the vote of concurrence not to
be taken into the house of representa
tives until two years have elapsed from
the timeof taking the vote in the sen-
Opinions of Several Public Men Regard
ing the Great Strike.
New York, July 7. The Journal and
Advertiser . this morning publishes
Bpecial dispatches giving the following
opinions of publio men regarding the
miners' strike and the possibilities of
Senator Hanna says: "I deprecate
that the coal mining troubles should
come at this time, when the conditions
of trade are such as to make it seem
impossible to secure a favorable con
sideration of the strikers' demands.
The rates of wages are unequal among
mines in certain districts, which is un
fair to the men. This is the point first
to be adjusted, and is a matter whioh
should be arbitrated at once and fairly
settled. As soon as business revives
and an inoreased demand for coal will
justify it, the miners should have their
ful share of its benefits, and I believe
they will secure it without a strike. I
am always in favor of arbitration in the
settlement of difficulties between opera
tors and their men. I hope such a
course will be pursued in this instance
as will bring results satisfactory to
Senator Fairbanks said: "I regret
that any difference should have arisen
between the coal operators and the
miners. It is to be hoped that wise
Counsels may prevail, and that an early
settlement of the disputed questions
may be made on fair and honorable
terms. A strike will unfavorably affect
business at the time being. There are
evidences on all sides of returning pros
perity, and anything that arises which
may tend to delay the early return of
normal commercial conditions is to be
deplored. It would seem that there is
wisdom and patriotism enough among
all parties concerned to enable them to
unite upon some method of arbitration
whereby a speedy settlement may be
reached, and suffering and distress
Senator Turpie says: "Neither con
gress nor the president has any judicial
authority, and consequently could not
sit as a court of arbitration. I think
that arbitration will be the solution of
all labor troubles some time, but it
must be conducted under federal author
ity. Some of the states have laws pro
viding for the appointment of arbitra
tion board to settle strikes and look
outs, but as many of these troubles ex
tend through more than one state, one
board could not deal with the matter
outside of its own jurisdiction." '
Senator Lindsay says: ''Inasmuch
as the strike itself is to extend through
six states and affect as many more, I
believe the proposition looking to arbi
tration to be in the nature of a wise and
humane effort to bring about' a settle
ment of tire present difficulties, with
none of the attendant horrors that fol
low a prolonged strike."
Secretary of State Sherman says:
"Arbitration is always the best means
of solving such complications as the
miners' strike, when the parties con
cerned are willing to arbitrate. The
question , of offering arbitration, I
think, is one for congress." '
Attorney General MoKenna says:
"The strike looks formidable now, but
may soon be settled by compromise, or
as other strikes have been settled, by
one side or the other yielding., I know
of no law that authorizes the general
government to interfere between em
ployer and employes in a matter of
this particular kind.
THE MURDERED CHILD FOUND
It Was Burled Near the Foot of Mont
. gomery Gulch.
Portland, Or., July 7. At last the
story of "Sandy" Soper's local crime is
When the murderer arrived in Mis
souri, to answer for the murder of his
former wife and two children there,
about' six years ago, he wrote to his
heart-broken wife here, to the effect
that when he deserted her, on the 16th
of last April, ' taking their 2-year-old
child with him, he killed it and buried
the remains. Starch was made for the
little body, and it was ' found near the
moutR of Montgomery gulch covered b
a comparatively thin layer of earth. . It
was identified by its r&iment, which
was the same it had on when taken
from home by its inhuman father on
its death journey. . '
1 The coroner's inquest but added to
the horror of the crime.
The child had been buried alive 1
Dr. Kessler, in his evidence, showed
conclusively that Soper attempted to
strangle the little one, and as it re
laxed into unconsciousness believed he
had accomplished his horrible work.
The murderer then proceeded to bury
the body. A hollow grave was dug and
the still unconscious infant placed in
it. The child's cap was then drawn
over its face and dirt and brush piled
upon the' body. Soper then left the
scene. Hardly had he reached the top
of the trail, according to Dr. Kessler,
before the child revived, and working
its baby hand free from the weight of
dirt and debris holding it down, tore
away the cap from its face in an effort
to gain breath. Its baby strength was,
however, insufficient to raise the load
pressing the poor : little body down.
That the child struggled is shown in
the contorted position of the limbs as
the child lay in its rude grave. The
verdiot of the coroner's jury was death
from strangulation and suffocation,
charging Soper with murder,
European Population Threat
ened by Mohammedans.
THE SITUATION IS CRITICAL
The Trouble fs Due to the Weakness
,' of 'Officials A Compromise May Be
Calcutta, July 6. -In the fighting
which took place yesterday in a suburb
of Chilpore; between the police and
rioters, many policemen were injured.
Twenty-four native policemen were sur
rounded by a mob and so roughly han
dled that all of them are expected to
die of their injuries. The rioters suf
fered heavily, but they carried off their
dead and wounded. - , ;
: A compromise on the plague meas
ures having been arranged between the
authorities and the rioters, the disturb
ances have ceased.
The absence of rain is oausing the
greatest anxiety throughout India.
The rioting arose out of the growing
practice of the Mohammedans of seiz
ing and refusing to' pay rent for certain
so-called mosques, built, contrary to
the tenets of the Mohammedan religion,
on ground belonging to infidels. The
demolition of a mud hut, a so-called
mosque, led to the outbreak. The riot
ers were continually reinforced in re
sponse to telegrams sent up the country
appealing to all true Mohammedans to
come to the aid of their coreligionists.
For 48 hours, the police and military
were repeatedly obliged to clear the
streets. Detached parties of . Moham
medans stoned Europeans whereever
they found 'them, in some cases drag
ging them from their glarries.
AH the telegraphic lines were cut
and the buildings containing Europeans
were besieged. There were many nar
row escapes. The rioters sounded war
cries, shouted vile epithets and grossly
insulted the European women. In sev
eral parts of Caloutta, it is still danger
ous for Europeans to go about, and it is
likely to remain so, owing to the na
ture of the compromises by which the
riot was brough to an end.
The trouble is greatly increased by
the absence of the higher officials, most
of whom are now in the hills. Those
who remained behind hesitated to un
dertake the responsibility of extreme
measures. The result was that the
troops were not allowed to fire or to
take the offensive, and even when ex
posed to every kind of indignity and
insult, their behavior and self-restraint
under the circumstances were admira
ble. It is understood that the compromise
is based upon the unconditional surren
der of the lands, but it is believed that
this concession will prove a standing
menace to the safety of every Euro
pean, as the rioters will celebrate the
victory throughout all India.
In spite of the cessation of the riots,
the situation is regarded as extremely
grave, anda it is felt that unless some
official is invested with plenary pow
ers during the absence of the governing
authorities, European " citizens will be
compelled to act on their own respon
sibility. THE BIG STRIKE ORDERED.
Miners of the Eastern Coal States Will
Obey. ' .
Columbus, O., July 6. A general
strike of the United Mine Workers of
America has been ordered by the na
tional executive boar-iand also by the
distriot presidents. Tne strike is or
dered to enforce the scale of wages
agreed upon for Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois at the annual con
vention of United Mine Workers, held
in this city the 12th of January last.
. The national exeoutive board is com
posed of Fred Dilcher, David H. Jenny,
Harry Stephenson, James M. Carson
aiid Patrick Dolan. The district presi
dents are , W. E. -Farmer, W. G.
Knight, James M. Carson and Patrick
Dolan. M. D. Ratohford is president
of the national executive board, John
Kane vice-president and W. C. Pearce
secretary. All these names are signed
tc the circular.
The officers say 875,000 men are in
volved in the proposed strike. Presi
dent Ratohford says this is the best
time to settle, the question of wages, as
during the summer the men can make
enough out of their garden patches to
obtain subsistence. The needs of cloth
ing are not so 'great as in winter.
' Object of the Strike. ,
Terre Haute, Ind , July 6. Presi
dent Knight, of district No. 11, United.
Mine Workers of America, officially
confirmed the news of a miners' strike.
His estimate, however, jf the men who
Will be involved is about 100,000. Mr.
Knight says the object of the strike is
to clear out the markets, and counsel
the operators to pay living wages t
their men. He declares it is not a war
upon operators, and the miners do not
so regard it.' They admit, according
tc Mr. Knight, that the operators are
not responsible for the present aggra
vated condition of affairs, but are, like
the men they employ, the victims of
ovei production and under-consumption.
Mr. Knight says that while the miners
may not be especially hopeful as to the
outcome of the strike.
Twelve People Perish and Thirty-Five
Prostrated at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, July 7. -There were 12
fatalities from heat today up to 10
o 'clock tonight. . There were 85 pros
trations of which official note was taken
by the polioe, conveying the victims to
homes or hospitals, and 'fully as many
minor cases in which the victims were
able to go home without assistance.
The weather bureau reports the mer
cury at 70 degrees at 5 A. M., and 93
degrees at 1 noon, which was the maxi
mum. A thunder storm set in at 3
o'olock and continued for three hourB,
which cooled the air. Since dark it
has been rising, until at 10 o'clock the
temperature was 74 degrees. The local
weather bureau, in answer to queries,
refers to Saturday's prediction, which
extended the hot blast over Tuesday.
Street thermometers registered the tem
perature lrom 3 to 5 degrees above the
weather bureau figures. There have
been 81 fatalities in three days.
The Commercial Tribune specials re
port result of the heat from outside
points as follows:
Springfield, O. Nine cases ,oi heat
prostration today. :
Toledo Today's sham battle result
ed in 20 men being overcome; with no
very serious cases.
Wapaknet Friday, Saturday, Sun
day and today the mercury stood all
the way from 102 to 108. The farmers
cannot do harvesting. ' The extreme
heat has had serious effect' on horses.
Wheat is dead ripe and is beginning to
become brittle. ' , '.
Parkersburg, W.Va. Yesterday and
'today were the two hottest days orl reo-
ord here, the maximum . temperature
being 99 at the weather bureau, and
112 in the shade on the street. No fa
talities are reported. . ; '
H ottest for Ten Years.
Pittsburg, July 7. The thermometer
today registered 99, the hottest July
day for 10 years. As a result, two
deaths and 17 prostrations are reported.
During a heavy (torm, Matthews, a
well-known horseman, was killed by
lightning at Homewood ' race track.
The deaths from heat are: Michael
O'Loughlin and Mrs. Mary Soyle.
Fatal Effects at Fort Wayne.
Fort ; Wayne, Ind., July 7. The
thermometer , was about 95 degrees
nearly all day. Those who were pros
trated were: Mrs. Amelia Miller and
Frank Huxley. Mrs. W. A. Miller,
prostrated yesterday, died today. Mrs.
Pollock was prostrated while in a cher
ry tree, and fell to the ground. Both
logs were broken. , ?
Nine Dead, More Prostrated. ' ,
Chicago, July 7. Today was cooler,
but the pavements and buildings had
stored up heat enough to make things
uncomfortable. There were nine deaths
and 29 prostrations.
Seven Deaths at Detroit.
Detroit, July 7. The .heat became
less unbearable, but seven deaths are
NO FREEDOM THERE.
Weyler Still Permitting Outrages on
Women and Children;
: New York, July 7. A dispatch to
the World from Havana says: Senors
Borelles, Marandios, Nortones and Diaz
all wealthy residents of Guanabacoa,
were arrested recently and , hurried to
jail. The next night their homes were
invaded by troops andpolice and their
wives and daughters were forced to go
with the men, hardly having a chance
to dress. Indeed, two of them handsome
girls of 16 and 18, were taken away in
their night garments, the soldiers in
dulging in the coarsest jests regarding
them and their appearance. -' These
women have disappeared, and.' to com
plaints made in Guanabacoa and Ha
vana, no attention is paid.
' La Lucha avers that 14 children from
6 to 15 years of age have (been put in
prison as "abettors of the revolution."
The American colony is insulted
daily in the papers 'and many sarcastic
remarks are made regarding the
"Americans' sudden change of front
when Spain stood on her dignity."
Wounded Going Homer '
New York, July 7. A dispatch to
the Journal and Advertiser from Ha
vana says: Seven hundred, ill and
wounded troops have embarked i.or
home at General Weyler's request, to
make room in the hospitals for the new
fever and smallpox victims, who are
strioken down from day to day. Miss
Wilberforce still hopes to persuade
General Weyler to permit the reception
at the hospitals and ' impartial treat
ment of wounded Cubans who are cap
tured and held as prisoners of war,
awaiting court-martial, sentences of
death or deportation in chains. ." . ' '
A Juoaro Moron dispatch to El Diaro
de la Marina reports the defeat of a
party of amazons near the central tro
cha and announces the capture of their
captain, Senorita Florentina. ..' The
moment " the news reached General
Weyler at Manzanillo he telegraphed
ordering her release. ,
,; Grest Britain's second oldest ship in
commission, the Grampus, built in
1 784, has been sold to be broken up.
It had been used - for many years as a
powder hulk at Portsmouth.. Nelson's
Viotory is the only older ship in the
Trial of the Competitor Crew
' Again Postponed.
NO FUTURE DATE WAS SET
Officials Fear the Effect on American
Relations of Passing Sentence on
' the Prisoners. ' '
New York, July 5. A Herald dis
patch from Havana says: The trial of
the Competitor crew did not take place
on July 1, as had been reported. It
may not take place for several months
yet, unless the United States presses
the matter. The authorities here hes
itated to bring the men to trial for dip
lomatic reasons. They . realized the
fact that if the laws of Spain mean any
thing, and are not to be brought into
disrepute, the sentence of the Compet
itor filibusters must be a severe one.
On the other hand Spain does not de
sire to aggravate any hostile feeling
that may already exist in the United
States against her.
It was just about the middle of June
that Consul-General Lee, by direction
of his government, pressed here for an
early tiral. He pointed out that a long
delay had already taken place and de
clared it unjust To the consul's letter
General Weyler sent a most indefinite
reply. He began by excusing the past
delay on the ground that proceedings
on the part of the prosecution had con
sumed much time, and now, he said,
the lawyers who had "been assigned to
the prisoners had been given until the
end of July to prepare the defense. ; In
conclusion he stated that it was "im
possible to say when the trial would be
brought on." This means that it has
been thought best to delay the trial in
definitely. ' ; '
In the meantime the Competitor
crew are languishing in prison. Some
of them cannot stand the confinement
much longer. They are not treated
badly, so far as Spanish treatment of
prisoners in Cuba goes. Americans
oannot realize what the confinement in
Cabanas during these , hot months
means. When Melton, for example,
was taken prisoner, he was a remark
ably fine specimen of a man. Today
he is broken down beyond recognition.
His shoulders are bowed and his frame
wasted to skin and bone.
Disease among Spanish troops in San
tiago de Cuba has been so severe that
when General Weyler'ordered the move
into the interior against the rebels, the
only soldiers available were convales
cents. All ; over the island disease
among the Spanish troops is increasing
at a fearful rate. Out of the thousand
men intheVegar battalion in Pinar
del Rio, nearly 700 have been rendered
unfit for service by malaria. The hos
pitals in Havana are crowded to over
flowing. General Ruiz Rivera is dangerously
ill. The prisoner's doctors have per
formed a delicate operation upon him,
and he is now in a critical condition.
The Herald's correspondent in Ma
tanzas reports a fierpe engagement on
Saturday last between Spanish troops
and a large body of insurgents. Be
tween 60 and 70 Spaniards were killed
and wounded. The rebel loss is not
known. General Meline, who was with
a column of men, came to the assist
ance of the Spaniards and was badly,
wounded during the engagement.
There are in the vicinity of. Matanzas
2,200 insurgents well armed and
The rebel leader Guaraoha captured
and killed two Spanish spies near the
oity limits of Matanzas. : The Herald
correspondent vouches for the statement
that the Spaanish macheted 17 pacifi
cos,' men and women, who had left
Matanzas for a plantation to get food. .
' Rivera's Condition.
Havana, July 5. A press correspond
ent has had an interview with General
Rivera, in San Ambrose hospital, to
which he was removed from Cabanas
fortress by the advice of attending sur
geons. General Rivera expressed him
self as satisfied with the' medical and
surgical attendance provided, as well
as with the nurses. All the food sup
plied him is excellent. His meals, are
served from a restaurant near by at his
own expense. '
Terrible Suicide of Three Men. ;
St. Louis, July 5. Just west of
Wellsville, there is a coal ohute belong
ing to the Wabash line. As passenger
train No. 6 was dashing through this
chute, Engineer Robinson saw three
men liyng with their heads upon the
rail. He tried to stop his engine, but
the distance was too. sh6rt, and in an
instant the men were ground beneath
the wheels. . A close examination of
the bodise revealed the fact that the
men must have been perfectly sober
when they took their places beside the
.Canovas Angry at Reporters.
, Madrid, July 5. Senor Canovas del
Castillo, the Spanish premier, and the
Duke, of . Tetuan have had a long con
ference on the subject of . the latest
news from the United States. The pre
mier has notified the reporters he will
not give them any news hereafter, on
the' ground that they publish it in a
form calculated fo influenoe the stock
V. C. T. T. Convention In Vancouver
Has Adjourned. ' ' - '
Vancouver, Wash.j July 6. After a'
most pleasant ' and harmonious four
days' session, the 14th annual conven- .
tion of the W. C. T. U., of Western
Washington closed tonight. The an
nual election of officers today resulted
as follows: ...
- President, . Miss Mary . L. Page, of
Olympia; vice-president, Dr. Ella' J.
Fifield, Tacoma; corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. Alice R. Rideout, Olympia;
recording secretary, , Mrs. Ellen J.
Thayer, Everett; treasurer, Mrs. S. E.
Shorthill, Tacoma; organizer, Mrs.
Mattie N. Graves, Centralia; all being
re-elected; delegate-at-large to the na
tional convention, Mrs. J. C. Stone,' of
Seattle, and Mrs. Mattie Gridley, Van
couver, state delegate.
Reports were presented by the super
intendents of ""their respective depart
ments of the work accomplished during
the year in the departments of purity,
purity in literature and art, school of
methods; temple ,work; . lumbermen;
narcotics: Darliamentarv usage: sanitarv
and economio cookery; Christian letter
mission and others. ' ') '''
A most pleasing feature of the session
was the "Emporium," given near the
close of the session. This consisted of
practical illustrations of ithe different
departments of W. C. T. U. work.
Many of them were very impressive.
A delicious luncheon was furnished the
white ribbon visitors in the Methodist
Episcopal church. The address of Mrs.
Narcissa" White Kinney, of 'Astoria,
president of the Oregon W. C. T. U.,
on "The Spirit of the Age," was elo
quent and was well received. -'"
Resolutions were passed directing
the legislative department to urge the
passage of ; laws favoring prohibition,
the indorsement of the universal use pf
the W. C. T. U. text-book, - "Heart
Culture," in the public schools; favor
ing a crusade for the abolishment of the
sign "Ladies'. Entrance" in front of
drinking saloons; favoring woman suff
rage and inviting all political parties
in the United. States to insert the
suffrage plank in their platforms.
An animated discussion took place
during the closing hours as to whether
'it is necessary for the W. C. T. U.
workers to lay aside the badge of the
society, the white ribbon, to insure de
cided success during political cam
paigns, as appears to . have been the
idea in other states- The discussion
was one-sided, being decidedly in favor
of the ladies, when engaged in political
or legislative work, . retaining their
badge of white. :
The convention olosed with another
splendid address by Miss Belle Kear
ney, national organizer, of Mississippi,
on "A Message for Our Young Women
and Their Brothers." ;
It was decided to meet next year in
Tacoma, unless the national convention
should be held in that city, in which
case the convention will be held in Everett.-
TAX ON STOCK AND BONDS.
Lodge Prepares a Draft of an Amend
'' . .: ment.; ;;;; v :.'. ..
Washington, July 6. Senator Lodge
today prepared a draft of an amend
ment to the tariff providing for a stamp
tax on stocks and bonds in acccordance
with the action of the Republican sena
torial caucus last night, and submitted
it to the finance committee." As pre
pared the amendment provides for a
tax of Scents per share of $100 or frac
tion on the face value of ' the capital
stock, or on bonds on their issuance,
and of 2 cents for each $100 or fraction
on each transfer of stocks or bonds.
United States and state bonds are ex
cepted as are individual bonds to secure
mortgages, and also the stock and
bonds of mutual benefit building asso
ciations. The amendment has been
submitted to the Republican members
of the judioiary committee and ap
proved by them as to form. . ' ; .
Exchange of Weather Reports.
Washington, July 6. An arrange
ment has been completed Jbetween the
United States and Mexico for the ex
change of weather reports.1:': Thei' co- .
operation with Mexico is similar to
that now in operation between Canada
and the United States. - Piofessor
Moore, chief of the weather bureau,
under Secretary Wilson's direction, has
been in consultation with Seno; Augus
tin N. Chavez, director-general of the .
Mexican telegraph, for some days, per
fecting the scheme. Sencr Ciiavez was
specially authorized by the president of
the Mexcan republic and his secretary
of public works to establish a a daily
telegraph weather service to collect ob
servations by telegraph, and to issue to
the Mexican marine ports warnings of
hurricanes and other severe disturb
ances. He proposes to have the Mexi
can observations taken ' daily at the
same moment that , observations are
taken at the weather stations in the
United States, and to plan the Mexican
weather service after that of the Unit
ed States, which he considers the most
efficient in the world.
The two services, by the arrangement
effected, will work in . harmony. The
metric system of measurements will be '
used by Mexico; but this is easily re
duced to our system, v ' . ,
Russia's population increases at the
rate of 1,00,0000 auunnally, and the
increase is much greater than that pf
any other country in the world.