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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1899.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
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For White Salmon leaves daily at 1 :8U p. m. J
arrives at f:80 p. m.
From White Salmon leaves for Fnlda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and Ulenwood Monday a, Wednes
days and Fridays.
IACREL EEBEKAH DK'SHEE LODGE, No.
i 87, I. O. O. V. Meets first and third Mon
days in each month. . -.
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J. H Ferguson, Secret ary .
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at 2 o'clock p. ni. All U. A. K. uieuibers in
vited to meet with us.'
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Meets Satuiduy after each full moon.
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G. E. Williams, Secretary.
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JOHN LELAND HENDiiRSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
lngton. llus had many years experience in
' Real Estate matters, as abstracter, searcher oi
titles and agent. Satisiaction guaranteed or nu
J F. WATT, M. D.
Graduate of Bellevne Hospital Medical Col
lege, 1881. In General practice at Hood River,
. Surgeon for O. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equiped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and diseases of women.
Special terms for olhce treatment of chronic
Dr. R. W. Benjamin, dentist, of Portland, will
make regular viBits to Hood River, and will
have rooms at the Mt. Hood hotel. All the lif
ferent methods of crowning and filling teeth.
Prices reasonable, and satisfaction guaranteed.
- Portland Office Room 314 Orcgonlan build
ing. . -
Harbison Eros., Props.
FLOOR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
grinding done every Saturday. During the
busy season additional days will be mentioned
in the local columns. .
v HOOD KIVER, OKEOON.
' Gallery op' n three days in the week
Thursday, Friday and Saturday until
further notice. First-class work and
All Work Warranted.
- Large assortment of all kinds of
nursery slock. Send tor cata
II. C. BATE11AM,
- Hood River. Or.
BARBER SHOP. ;
Grant Evans. - Proprietor.
HOOD RIVER, OR.
JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
Tomlinbos Bros, Props.
.....FIR AND PINE LUMBER....'.
Of the best quality alwas on hand at
, prices to suit the times.
DALLAS & SPANGLER,
" "DEALERS IS
Hardware, Stoves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc
We have a new and complete stock
of hardware, stoves and tinware, to
which we will keep constantly adding.
Our prices will continue to be as low as
BEPAWING TIKWARE A SPECIALTY.
I K OF THE III
From All Parts of the New
World and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Past Week
Colled From the Telegraph Columns.
The Rothschilds' agents in New
York, deny that they ate in the copper
trust.- ' - ... .'. "-
Washington gossips say Miles will
be given command of the Philippine
Private James L. Gilliland was shot
by Lieutenant John Mayeski. during a
liot at Augusta, Ga.
The navy department has repri
manded Captain Coghlan, and the
incident is oonsideied closed.
' The application of American immi
gration laws suits the Cubans. It
will shut out the Chinese and other
objectionable aliens. .
An important conolave of Horn at
Catholic prelates from Mexico, Central
and South America " will be held in
Rome on May 28 next.
The rise in copper haa resulted in
the discharge of 2,000 men in Kynochs,
England, where cartiidge shells are
made for th,e government.
' The cabinet has decided not to send
General Wheeler to the Philippines.
He will command the department of
Texas, soon to be organized.
Three hundred houses in Cuta, Hun
gary, have been burned. The remains
of seven women and four children have
been taken from the ruins.
Colorado convicts made-counterfeit
silver dollars in the penitentiary at
Canon City. The coins are so well
exeouted as to deceive any one.
Chicago negroes are to hold an anti
lynching service to protest against the
lynching of the Rev. Lige Strickland
at Palmetto, Ga., by a mob of white
men. - -
At Easton, Pa., Edward Harding
and J. D. German were buried under
200 tons of slate, which fell in the Pen
Argyle quarry. A . third man, an
Italian, was also killed. " .
At Dexter, Mo., one of the most
fiendish crimes - ever committed in
Southeastern Missouri was the murder
of -Mrs. Jane Tuttleton, widow of
Wash Tuttleton, a prominent man of
that section, and her four children,
whose remains were partly incinerated
by the burning of their home, 1? miles
south of Madden. J. II. Tuttleton,
son of Waeh Tuttleton, by his first
wife, is under arrest for the crime, and
all the circumstance's seem to point to
Henry Brunot, who is confined in
the Taylorville jail at Pana, III. for
the murder of his aunt Jane Brunot,
made a second confession implicating
his mother, Anna Brunot, in the crime.
James and Joseph Caldwell, brothers,
living on a ranch near Williainsport,
N. D., quarreled and James shot his
brother to death with a rifle. He then
oommitted suicide by di inking car
Edward Scott stabbed his son at
Jamestown, N. V. The father had
been drinking and abusing the young
man's mother, which resulted in a
quarrel. The victim is in a critical
condition. -The filler is under arrest.
Advices received at New Orleans
from Bluefields, by the steamship Jarl,
state that pandemonium reigned in
that oity the night of April 18. Drunk'
en native soldiers paraded the streets,
firing at inoffensive citizens 1 and into
houses. Several persons were wounded.
n The first street-railway ordinance
which provides for a 4-ceut fare, 10 per
cent compensation to the city and the
option for municipal ownership has
been introduced in the city council at
Chicago. The company seeking a 20
year franchise under these terms is
the Chicago Western Elevated Railroad.
The members of the Samoan commis
sion have arrived in San Francisco and
will go to Apia on the transport Badger.
Judge Tripp the American represent
ative says that the commissioners are
in thorough harmony in their desire
to avoid international complications
and are in accord on the main issues
involved. ; ,
John Page, 7? years old, living at
Springdale, Wash., applied for a pen
sion. His son, James Page, company
D, Second Oregon volunteers, was
killed at Manila, March 19. He was
80 years old. single, and the sole sup
port of his father, who is a widower.
This is the first application for pension
filed in Washington on account of the
A story has reached Victoria from
Alaska to the effect that a party of six
returning Klondikers, one of whom is
said to have been bringing out consid
erable treasure, have been drowned
near Fify-Mile, where the river trail is
now impassable. The story was given
at Skagway by a late arrival, but it is
unconfirmed by the other late comers.
No names were given.
Ex-Governor John P. Altgeld is dan
Various Toronto workmen struck for
Admiral Dewey cables that ten ot
the -Yorktown's crew are prisoners in
Chilkat Indians are reported on the
warpath in Alaska, and driving whiten
off the White Pass trail. .
! Returning Copper river prospectors
bring horrible ' tales of suffering, sick
ness and disappointment.
. While" Americans in Manila expect
peace soon, Otis keeps vigorously pre
paring to prosecute the war.
Captain Baxter, chief quartermaster
of the department of the Missouri, has
been ordered to Manila for duty.
Fred Whiteside, ex-senator from
Flathead county, has brought suit for
$100,000 against the Butte Miner for
defamation of character.
Under the terms of the recent naval
appropriation law, the department is
authorized to enlist 2,500 boys and half
that number must be constantly at sea.
Murderer W. G. Magers, under sen
tence of death in Polk county, Oregon,
for the murder of Ray Sink, last Sep
tember, has been granted a new trial
by the supreme court.
A large list of soldier passengers and
the families of some arrived in San
Franoisco Sunday on the transports
Sherman and Grant. One fireman died
of smallpox en route.
The prospect of peace in the Philip
pines is hailed with satisfaction in
Madrid as likely to lead to the early
liberation of the Spanish prisoners in
the hands of the Filipinos.
An officer is missing in the Philip
pines. He has not been heard from
since April 28. Captain Rockefeller',
of the Ninth infantry, went to visit
outposts, and no trace ot him Jibb since
been found. ... '
An order has been received from the
war department to the commander of
the department of the Lakes, to have
his troops ready to move to Wardner,
Idaho, where the miners are rioting, as
a result of labor troubles. .
Brigadier-Geneia! . Harrison Gray
Otis, lately in high command in the
Philippines, has arrived home in Cali
fornia, having voluntarily resigned.
He will at onoe resume the editorship-in-chief
of the Los Angeles Times.
Action has been taken by the navy
department which will result, it is be
lieved, in the submission of several
bids in the forthcoming armor-plate
competition. The department has re
duced the amount of the oheck each
bidder will be required to submit with
his bid from $1,000,000 to $100,000.
Bids will be opened on May 31.
The beef court of- inquiry has com
pleted its report and adjourned.
The specie imports at New York for
the week were $20,326 gold, and $24.
257 silver. ; .. .
At Butte, Mont., Lath rop D. Wal
lace, aged 17, died from the effects of
being struck by a baseball whileirac
ticing. Dewey day was celebrated formally
or otherwise in a patriotic way from
Maine to Hawaii, and Alaska to Porto
England and Russia have signed a
self-denying agreement regarding
China which is intended to put an end
to the contention over railway and
other concessions in that country. .
. Seventeen farmers of Pern i scoot coun
ty, in Southeast Missouri, have been
arreBted on a federal. indictment charg
ing them with cutting the levee.- No
denial is made by the farmers.
L. M. Pitkin, piesident of the Va
riety Iron Works Company, and one of
the best known business men of Cleve
land, O., was struck and instantly
killed by a Lake Shore flyer, at Coits,
a subuib. ' ' '
The report of the Nicaragua canal
commission will be presented to the
president soon, with the report of the
Ncaragua route. The practical cost of
completing the canal and opening nav
igation to vessels of all nations is:
Maximum, $135,000,000; possible
minimum, $100,000,000. '
The United States collier . Abarenda
has sailed for Pago Pago, Samoa. In
addition to structural material for the
coal pier at Pago Pago, the Abarenda
can ies 3,000 tons of coal for the war
ships at Samoa. The steel pier is to
he put down on "T"-shape piles, which
will be screwed into the coral bottom.
Three persons were killed and more
than a dozen seriously injured, and 60
less seriously injured, as the result of
a wreck on the Roohester & Lake On
tario railroad, near Roohester, N. Y.
Two cars of an excursion train filled
with passengers left the track while
rounding a curve at full speed, and
were completely wrecked.
Five men were killed and one fatally
in juied by the explosion of a powder
press at Dupont's smokeless powder
works at Carney's Point, N. J. The
dead are: Captain Stewart, U. S. A.,
powder Inspector; Harvey Smith,
Joseph Yeager, Isaac Frient, Amos
Morris, jr., woikmen. - A workman
named Russell was horribly mangled
about the body, and lost the sight of
both eyes. He is not expected to live.
Strikers Demolish Bunkei
Hill & Sullivan Mill.
EXPLOSION SHAKES WARDNER
Property Valued at 350,000 to 8300,
OOO Destroyed A Train at Iturke
Seized br a Mob of 8O0 or l.OOO. .
Spokane, May 2. A Wardner spe
cial to the Spokesman-Review says:
Wardner today has been the scene of
the worst riots since the ealy labor war
of 1892. One man is dead, anothei is
thought to be mortally wounded, and
property valued at $250,000 has been
destoyed by giant powder and fire. The
damage was done by union men and
sympathizers from Canyon oreek,
about 20 miles from Wardner.
This morning a mob of from 800 to
1,000 men, all of them armed and
many of them masked, seized a train
at Burke, at the head of Canyon creek.
There were nine box cars and a passen
ger coach, and they were blaok with
the mob. The visitors brought with
them 8,000 pounds of giant powder;
After a parley , of two hours, 140
masked men armed with Winchesters,
Burke in the lead and Wardner follow
ing, started with yells for the Bunker
Hill & Sullivan mill and other build
ings, a third of a mile from the depot.
They Bent pickets ahead, and one of
these pickets fired a shot as a signal
that the mill was abandoned.
This was misunderstood by the main
body of the mob, who imagined that
non-union miners in the mills had
opened fire on them, and they began
firing on their own pickets. About
1,000 shots were thus exchanged be
tween the rioters and their pickets, and
Jack Smith, one of the pickets, for
merly of British Columbia, and a
noted figure in drill contests, was shot
dead. The fatal error was discovered
after a few seconds' firing and Smith's
body brought down from the hillside.
By this time the strikers had taken
possession of the Bunker Si 111 & Sulli
van mill, which they found deserted,
the manager having directed his em
ployes not to risk their lives by battl
ing with the mob. . , v
: Powder - was called for,-and 60 50
pound boxes were carried from the
depot to the mill. The heaviest
oharge was placed among the machinery
of the mill. Another charge was
placed under the brick office building.
Other charges were placed around the
mill. Then the boaiding-house, a
frame struoture,was fired. Fuses lead
ing -to the charges were lighted, and
the strikers carrying the dead body of
the picket, retired to a safe distance. '
At 2:36 P. M. the first blast went
off. It shook the ground for miles,
and buildings in Wardner, two miles
away, trembled. At intervals of about
30 seconds four other charges went off,
the fifth being the largest and com
pletely demolishing the mill. The
loss to the Banker Hill & Sullivan
Company is estimated . from $250,000
In a few minutes the 'strikers went
back to the station, the whistle was
blown for stragglers, the mob soon
climbed aboard and at 3 o'olock, just
three hours after its arrival; the train
pulled out for Canyon oreek. '
During the fusillade from the guns
of the mob, Jim Chayne, a Bunker
Hill & Sullivan millman, was severely
shot through the hips. It js reported
that he was carried off by the strikers,
and his wound is probably fatal. J.
J. Rogers, a stenographer in the em
ploy of the company, was shot through
the lip, but his wound is trivial.
GREAT RUSSIAN FAMINE.
Harrowing Stories From the Province
'London, April May 2. Letters
from the laraine provinces of Russia
tell a harrowing tale of distress. In
the province of Kazan, the center of
the famine district, the Red Cross So
ciety alone is feeding 133,000 people.
The relief delegate in the province of
Ufa reports that peasants ran after him
and begged for food on their knees in
the snow. The St. Petersburg Skyya
Viemomosti, in a vivid description of
the misery and disease . prevalent in
"Crime, mortality and the murder of
still-born infanta have increased, and
now scurvy and typhus are devouring
the population like a conflagration
fanned by the wind; but this is a case
not of houses and barns, but of human
lives being destroyed."
. The Conference at Manila.
Manila, May 2. The conference to
day between General Otis and Colonel
Mannel Argulezes and Lieutenant Jose
Bernal, who came from General Luna
under a flag of truce yesterday to ask
for a cession of hostilities, was fruit
less. It is understood the Filipino
commissioners were given the terms
upon which the Americans will consent
to . negotiate. The Filipinos admit
they have been defeated, and it is ex
pected ffill return with fresh proposals
from General Luna.
Dewey Will Boon Return.
Washington, May 2. The moment
peace is declared in the Philippines
Dewey will start for the United States.
CAMPAIGN GOES ON.
Major Bell and HI Scouts Capture the
Town of Alacabebe.
Manila, May 8. General MacAr
thur has Bent the officers of General
Antonio . Luna, the Filipino com
mander, under flag of truoe, carrying
money and provisions for American
prisoners in his hands, and asking an
exchange of prisoners, and. the names
of suoh as he may have. .
It is reported that the insurgents
have two officers and. 16 others, and it
is supposed that among these are Lieu
tenant J. C. Gilmore and nine men of
the United States gunboat Yorktown,
who fell into the hands of the Filipi
nos last month when the gunboat vis
ited Baler, on the east coast of Luzon.
Major Bell, with a squad of scouts,
has captured the town - of Macabebe,
about four miles southwest of Calum
pit, the people ringing bells andBhout
ing "Vivas." The Americans are now
employing Macabebes instead of Chi
nese, and they are delighted ito get 50
cents a day, declaring their loyalty to
Major-General Lawton is advancing.
He has organized a band of 40 scouts
to go ahead of the column. The band,
which is under William Young, ah old
Indian fighter who killed five Filipinos
last week, include Diamond, Harring
ton, Somerfield and Murphy, of the
Second Oregon regiment.
New Peace Proposals.
Manila, May 8. The peace envoys
from Filipino headquarters, who left
for General Luna's camp Saturday, re
turned today with hew proposals for
ending the hostilities and securing
' Dewey Day in Manila.
Manila, May 8. Everything, fight
ing included, was forgotten Monday in
celebration of the anniversary of the
battle of Manila bay. The fleet had
a holiday. Admiral Dewey gave a re
ception on board the Olympia to his
officers, and received many congratula
The Nevada cavalry is now -in the
city, having been brought from Oavite
as part of the change In the rearrange
ment of troops for additional fighting
expected if the Filipinos decide not
to surrender unconditionally.
- The bridge near where Funston
crossed the Rio Grande and routed the
rebels is repaired sufficiently for the
artillery and baggage trains to cross.
The Macabebes . want . to fight with
the Americans, and are so anxious to
do so that they gave up five Tagal pris
oners ready to execute today, when
Major Bell and a party of American
scouts reaohed the town this after
Dewey Given Great Power.
' Washington, May 3. As a Dewey
day present to the admiral at Manila,
the navy -department Monday made
the first order of the kind on record. It
virtually makes Dewey the whole navy
department, bo far as the Manila
squadron is concerned. He is given
absolute power in practically all mat
ters without reference to the Washing
ton authorities. He can make changes
in the personnel of the squadron as he
may deem proper; has power to move
officers fiom one vessel to another,
and detach and order home those he
may believe are not required with the
fleet. It is also said the commands of
the new gunboats captured from Spain,
now being overhauled at Hong Kong,
will be distributed by Dewey.
HEAVY DEFICIT LAST MONTH.
Expenditures More and Revenue Less
Than Preceding One.
New York, May 3. A special to the
Herald from Washington'says: Treas
ury receipts for April fell $15,400,000
below those for March; while the ex
penditures were $22,800,000 more than
those for the month previous.
This great difference does not, how
ever, indioate either a large falling off
in the ordinary receipts or a large in
crease in the ordinary expenditures.
The receipts for March were increased
by the payment to . the government of
nearly $12,000,000, on account of Pa
cific railway settlement, while the ex
penditures for April were increased by
the drawing of the warrants for the
payment of $20,000,000,000 to Spain.
Leaving out of account these two
items, the receipts for March were only
abont $3,000,000 larger than those for
April, and the expenditures for the
latter month were less than $3,000,000
greater than those for March. -Notwithstanding
that the interest pay
ments for April were $41,611,687, and
the expenditures,- including the pay
ment to Spain, were $65,854,000, show
ing a deficit for the month of $24,207,
099, and fiom miscellaneous sources,
The defioit for the fiscal year to date
amounts to $109,300,288; but the
probabilities are that the deficit for the
entire year will not be in excess of the
estimate of $112,000,000, made by Sec
retary Gage in his annual report.
" Troops Are Wanted.
Spokane, May 8. The special corre
spondent of the .Spokesman-Review at
Wardner telegraphs that, pending the
arrival of troops, the town is in a state
of strained suspense. What heightens
the anxiety is the general doubt as to
when the troops will arrive. In the
absence of troops it would be folly to
attempt the resumption of woik at the
Bunker Hill under nonunion control.
Any attempt to do so would assuredly
result in a revival of the riota of 1892,
MUST KEEP THE PHILIPPINES
Their Necessity as a Base for
THE ONLY GATEWAY TO CHINA
Recent Anc;lo-Bnssian Agreement Pur.
the Matter In a Mew LI (jilt Talk of
Alliance With Japan-
Washington, May 8. The necessity
or holding the Philippines lias become
greater than ever, in view of the Anglo
Russian agreement regarding China.
If the United States is to have any
place in the Eastern trade, it will need
an important base like Manila and the
rich islands of the Philippine archipel
ago. .This is conceded by all officials
who have dibcussed the matter.
If the United States should be shut
out of the China trade, as some En
glish journals seem to indicate, it will
be a veiy serious setback to a large
scheme which has been under contem
plation in the United States. It was
originated by James J. Hill, of the
Gieat Northern railroad, and was for a
market in China for an immense
amount of surplus cereal products of
the United States. The discussion of
this particular phase of the subject in
Washington indicates that the large
market that the United States expects
to secure in China wouldK under the
concession claims of Russia' and Eng
land,. be supplied by the products of
Russia and British India.
Already there is talk, of closer trade
relations with Japan, wh ich, together
with the Philippines, and what con
cessions we already have in China in '
the way of entrance to treaty ports,
will still build up an immense Pacific
trade. . , " - "
With this new alliance between Eng
land and Russia, the necessity for the
early construction of the Nicaragua
canal and a Pacific cable, under con
trol of the United States, beoomes
more imperative. With these two
promoters of commerce in the hands oi
the United States, and the growing Pa
oific coast trade, it is believed by .well
informed persons here that the United
States would still be able to rival all
European governments, notwithstand
ing the game of grab which has been
going on in China.
No Report Yet on the Proposed file-
JJJew York, May 8. A special to the
Herald from Washington says: On ac
count of the difficulty of reaching an
unanimous conclusion as to the cost
of the proposed waterway, the Nioa
rgua canal commission, has not yet sub
mitted a report, and it is not expected
to do so for some time.
When the report is submitted, the
president will, appoint the isthmian
canal commission, authority for which
is given in the river and harbor appro
priation bill. Rear-Admiral Walker,
and Civil Engineer Haupt are practio
ally agreed on the question of cost, but
General Haines, the third member,
thiqks the estimate of his collergueE
too low. When all the figures as to
the amount of material to be removed
and required in the construction of the
canal, with the conditions prevailing,
had been received, the three commis
sioners reported an agreement on the
cost of each feature of the work. Rear
Admiral Walker was quite willing to
let this sum, with -an addition of 10
per cent for emergencies, stand as the
estimate of the construction, but Gen
eral Haines thinks the canal will cost ,
more than the sum estimated by Rear
Admiral Walker and Mr. Haupt.
When the preliminary of the com
mission was submitted, Rear-Admiial
Walker and Mr. Haupt estimated
$125,000,000,000, but General Haines
added a minority report, which, while
it approved the route selected by his
colleagues, added 20 per cent to the
estimate of cost.
Payment of Cubans. .
Havana, May 8. Governor-General
Brooke, proposes to bring the matter
of the payment of the Cuban troops to a
head immediately. He sent a request
to General Maximo Gomez that the
latter and the junta of consulting Cu
ban generals should come at once to a
decision as to whether the Cuban muster-rolls
are to stand now as made up
or are to be reduced as General Gomez
has been expeoting. If he could con
sult his own desires, General Brooke
would pay $100 per man to such as are
entitled to share in the $3,000,000, but
if General Gomez continues to vouch
for 89,930 troops, payment will be be
gun without further delay on. that
Samoan Rebels Quiet.
Apia, Samoa, via Auckland, May 8.
The rebels, since advices under date
of April 18, have retired from their
fortifications at Vaillima, which they
demolished, together with other forts
along the coast. '.
There has been no further serious
fighting, although some skirmishing
between the rebels and friendly natives
has occurred in the vicinity ot Apia.
The British armed sloop Torch has
arrived -with ammunition from Syd'
ney, N. .S. W, . :; ;, ,