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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD 1UVE1I, OREGON, FRIDAY,
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
8. F. BLYTIIE.
Terms of subkcrlption-11.60 a year when paid
The mail arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. in. Wednesdays and Katurdaya; depart! Ill
nine tin s ni noon.
Kor Olienoweth, leaves at g a. m. Tuesdays,
rhuis'lnvs and Hutimlavs: arrives at n. m.
Kor V hite Salmon (Vanh.) leaves dally at 6:tJ
a. in.; arrives ai r.in p. tn.
rrum vt uiie raiinon leaves Tor KHIfla, fillnier,
r.out Luke a:nl uleuwood Mondays, Wednes-
Days anil riiuuys.
For Rimren (Wash.) leaves at 5:45 p.m.; ar-
rivrn ni i nr.
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Uays lu each muiith.
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at 2 oVIoik p. in. All U. A. k. members lu-
vuea to meet with us.
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HOOD KIVKIl I.OIKiK, No. 105, A. F. and A.
M . Meets Saturday evening; on or before
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t.. u Bairn, it. f
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HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 1 O. K. 8.
aieets Saturday attar each full moon.
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and si.iier cordially Invited to meet with us.
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olyht. o. ti. Hartley . U.
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ryj F. 6IIAW, M. D.
Telephone No. 81.
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Ofnee Mpstalra over Couple's store. All ealli
left at the nlllce or realdeuco will b promptly
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTOItNKY-AT-LA W, AHSTRAf'TER, NO
TARY I'Ulil.lC and KKAL
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash,
inyton. i-ius had maliy years experience In
Real Estate matters, an abstracter, searcher ol
titles and loxeut. bulla. action guarauluedor uo
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. A N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
anil diseases of women.
Sciul terms for olhce treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 33, residence, 31.
Harrison iiros., Props.
FLOUR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
K rinding done every Saturday. During the
usy season additional days vil b meutioued
In the local columns.
HO'HI ItlVKIt. Qj BOON.
pAPERHASGlXU, KALS0J1IN1NQ, ETC.
If your walls are sick or biutilated. call on
E. L. ItOOU.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay,
O Ilea hours (ro M A.M. till 6. P. M., and all
night if necessary.
ECONOMY SHOE SHOP.
Men'a half soles, hand elicited, $1 J
nailed, best, 75c ; second, 60c ; third, 40c.
1. ailies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, beet,
50c ; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Hoot Uiver. C. WELDS, Prop.
fUE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to pet the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
W. B. COLE, Trop.
p C. BROSIUS, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Fhone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to 9
and (i to 7 P. M.
JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
TOMMSRON BkOS, PbOPS.
FIR AND PINE LUMBER....
Of the bent quality alvras on hand at
riiif 8 to suit the times.
For Bill Hearts, Letter Heads, lOnvel
opes, Cards, Circulars, Hinall Posters,
Milk Ticketa, Programmes, Ball Tickets,
l.rgal Blanks, etc., come to the
(i LACIER JOB OFFICE.
DALLAS & SPAXGLER,
1 K.U.IRS IN
Hardware, Steves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, numbers'
Gueds, Pruning Tools, Etc.
We have new and complete stock
of hardware, Hloves and tinware, to
which we will keep coimtantly adding.
Our piL-t's will continue to be aa low ai
REPmilS TINWARE A SPECIALTY.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Items Fror
the Two !liniplirHS Presented
tn a Cunrionse.il Form.
Oregon pheasants are to bo ' 'planted'
General CharTee may be sent to the
Philippines to succeed Geueral Lawton
Prayer-meetings are bclnii held in
Holland for the success of the Boer
The navy is in need of more training
vesHela and two first-class ones will
(oon be asked for.
Three wngon loads of mail will leave
on the transport Grant for the soldiers
in the Philippines.
The Santa Fe is now a competitor
against the Southern Pacific for South
A Paris dispatch says that the bank
of Russia has advanced the bank of
Two big lawsuit! have been instl'
fated in Chicago court! between Mon
tuna cattle companies.
Samuel Gompers has been nnani
mously re-elected president of the
American Federation of Labor.
The interstate commerce commission
will grant railways more time to equip
their cars with safety appliances.
A marvelous quarts discovery is re
ported from Dawson. The ore assays
$800 to the ton, and the ledge is a mile
Senator Fairbanks has introduced a
bill granting a pension of $2,000 yearly
to the widow ot Ueneral Lawton. A
similar bill has been introduced in
The National Association of Retail
Druggists is strengthening its fucres to
fight the cut-rate druggists throughout
Boers, with a sense of humor, eenp
Baden-Powell, at Mafeking, a message
In a five-pound shell: ' Don' l drink
all the whisky; leave some for us
when we get in."
The consnl from the Orange Free
State in New York city reports that
many Americans have applied to hlin
for enlistment in the Boer army. The
majority of the applicants were sold
iers who fought in the Spaniuh-Ameri-can
England's troubleg ore multiplying.
Abyssinia now threatens to turn upon
the British. Emperor Menolik can put
200,000 men in the field and is said to
have been preparing for war over the
question of territorial rights. His
armament ie in exoellent condition.
The senate will take op the currency
bill on January 4.
The Negros uprising was caused by
the Filipino junta at Hong Kong.
Two Chicago electrioians are heirs to
an estate in Hungary wortly $4,000,
000. Fire in Florence, S. C, destroyed
the city hall, hotel, bank and five
The controller of the treasury finds
that Admiral Sampson was allowed too
much pay. v
The remains of the late Lieutenant
Brumby were sent to Atlanta, Ga., for
Eight lives were lost in the burning
of two big tenement houses in New
Goebel is making preparations for his
coming fight against Governor Taylor,
The transports Hancock and City of
Puobla have reached Manila with two
regiments of infantry.
All aged employes of the Pennsyl
vania railroad will be retired and pen
sioned January 19, 1900.
England has at last decided to send
more cavalry to South Africa. This is
according to Buller'a wishes.
Senator McBride, of Oregon, has in
troduced a bill to increase the pay of
letter-carriers in large cities.
Senator Shoup and party will visit
Arizona and New Mexico to report on
their application for statehood.
General Lawton was killed while in
front of his troops at San Mateo, Lu
zon. He was shot in the breast and
The supreme court of Ohio has ren
dered its decision in the bribery case
of Attorney-General Monuett against
the Standard Oil Company. The attorney-general
furnished information to
the effect that he was approached by
Charles Squires, of New York, with a
bribe of f 400,000 if he would permit
the cases pending against the Standard
Oil Company to go by default. It was
claimed that Mr. Squires was tho repre
sentative of the Standard Oil Com
pany. The decision dismisses the oses
on the ground that this fact was not
The Chicago & Northwestern road
added 29S miles to its lines during
Governor-elect Nash, of Ohio, is a
widower, and the social duties of his
administration will devolve upon his
stepdaughter, Mrs. Babcock.
Miss Mayme Jester, a niece of Buf
falo Bill, is said to be the only female
press agent on the road. She left the
newspaper business to go into this new
An earthquake canscd
Admiral Dewey has reached the ago
limit of G2 years, but he will continue
The Grangers' warehouse at Rose'
burg, Or., was destroyed by fire; loss,
f 1,000, fully insured.
Four men were killed by a train
wreck on the Northern Pacific near
A sii-story building, 90 years eld,
whs destroyed by tire in New York, en
tailing a loss of '$30,000.
At San Francisco the Carlisle In-
diann defeated the university of Call
fornia in a football game; score, 2 to 0
Julius Baldwin is dead at his horn
at Tho Dalles. He was one of the old
est and most prominent pioneers of the
Thirty men parished in a colliery
horror caused by fire damp explosion
at the Braznell mine, near Browns
Laurier's French-Canadian following
is protesting against Canada sendini
any more troops to help England iu
Mrs. Potter ralmerwillbe appointed
by Prosident McKinley director of the
American woman's department at the
The state department will investigate
the action of the British government
in sezing several cargoes of American
flour off Delagoa bay.
The train wreck near Pomona, Cal.,
in which one life was lout anil four
were injured, was caused by the break
ing of a locomotive wheel.
At Rome the pope solemnly inaugu
rated the holy year by performing the
impressive ceremony of opening the
holy door of St. Peter's cathedraL
Fenians threaten to make as much
trouble as possible for Great Britain,
and will hamper her operations in
sending troops from home porta.
Twenty-one sailors from the . British
steamship Ariosto were drowned in
Hattoras, N. C, surf. Their lifeboat
was swamped. Their companions
were subsequently rescued by the life
Tho situation in the Philippines is
very gratifying to Washington officials.
The insurgent army has pracitcally dis
appeared from Northern Luzon, where
all ports will be open January 1. Otis
will then give his attention to the
The charred remains of W. J.
Thomas, a farmer, and his throe chil
dren, were found in the ashes of their
home, 11 miles southwest of Chilli
cothe, Kan. It is supposed that Thomas
murdered the children and then set fire
to the house and took his own life.
About a year ago Thomas' wife com
mitted suicide by taking poison.
Buller's losses at Colenso were 1,119
Chicago poolrooms were closed by the
London papers fret under restraint of
Sol Smith Russell will retire from
the stage for a year.
Lieutenant Churchill has arrived
safely at Delagoa bay.
Swift & Co. are to be paid for a lot
of boef that spoiled.
A receiver has been appointed for the
Globe National bank of Boston.
Near Norwood, O., a man was shot
and killed for cutting telegraph wires.
Both salt and borax have been dis
covered in Lake county lakes, Southern
Price of hops has already materially
advanced in consequence of the pool
formed by Oregon growers.
President Kruger has entered protest
against England's being permitted to
purchase war supplies in this country.
Port Macaibo has been officially de
clared open to commerce, and the Ven
ezuela revolution is considered at an
The Filipinos have placed a large or
der with a continental firm for artil
lery. They are said to have plenty o
The warden of a California prison is
confronted with a problem. A pris
oner whos-i terra has expired refuses to
leave the penitentiary.
Ex-United States Senator Wash-
1 nrna, of M nnesota, is suggosted hy In
diana politicians for the head of the
proposed Oriental commission.
Dwight L. Moody, the famous evan
gelist, is dead at his home In East
Northtield, Maes. The cause of his
death was a general breaking down due
The Venezuelan government troops
completely defeated the rebels nnder
General Hernandez. It is believed
that many prisoners were taken and
that a large quantity of ammunition
was seized. General Hernandez fled.
Missionaires in Thibet have a hope
less and dangerous task before them.
After three years' work not a single
convert has been obtained. The Budd
kist priests, owing to China's internal
troubles, are in absolute control, and
will make physical war on the intro
duction of Christianity.
Governor Stone, of Pennsylvania, ex
presses the opinion that every husband
should deed to his wife the homestead.
Senator Dcpew has leased the Cor
coran mansion at Washington for his
full senatorial term of six years at an '
aggregate rental of $50,000.
A monument, a eranite shaft 70 feet
high, is to be erected on an eminence 1
at Erie, Pa., overlooking the lake, in !
memory of the late Captain V. P. Grid-1
ley, of the Olympia. j
IIDEAS COME TOO HIGH
Marconi Wants the Earth for
WE WILL MAKE A BETTER 0X1?
VanUea Oenlus Will He Set to Work at
Ouc-a to liuild an Apparutua for
New York, Deo. 25. A special to
tho Tribune from Washington says:
Rear-Admiral Bradford hns asked au
thority from the navy ;' department to
establish a bureau J,lio naval training
station at Newport for the develop
ment of a naval system of wireless tel
egraphy. It is proposod to detail sev
eral olfieers having high electrical
knowledge at this station and to fur
nish facilities for study and experi
ment, in tho boliof that something bet
ter than Marconi'n apparatus may be
The projoct to secure Marconi's sys
tem for the navy has been practical!
abandoned. Iu the first place its ratigo
was found to be exceedingly limited,
especially when vessels were rolling in
a seaway, and their topmasts continu
ously varied in height above the water.
Then there was the insuperable objec
tions of interference, two stations be
ing unable to hold intelligent commun
ication when a thira station within
their circle of sensitiveness undertook
to send a messago to either point. This
defect destroys the value of the system
whore more than two ships cruised iu
squadron or where an enemy choso to
Bi nd disturbing messages.
Finally, Marconi's terms of "$20,000
for the first year and $10,000 annually
thereafter were regarded as exorbitant
for the use of his half-developed inven
tion. He declined absolutely to modify
his proposition, which compelled the
navy to take 20 sets of apparatus or
more, and to pay $500 outright for each
set. and $500 a year each as royalty
for their use. He refused to send two
or three sets for experimental pur
poses, and gave American naval officers
to understand that he did not care to
do business on a small scale when Eu
ropean navies were fighting for the ex
clusive use of his coherer and other es
sential features, in spite of the system's
radical shortcomings, as discovered on
this side of the Atlantic. Marconi's
attitudo toward the army was scareely
different, and the Bigual corps is going
ahead on a sytem of its own, which
avoids the Italian's patents, and al
ready is said to be producing better re
sults. Rear-Admiral Bradford believes that
some of the eloctrical experts of the
naval equipment bureau, if the oppor
tunity is given them, will produce ap
paratus to meet the peculiar conditions
of tho navy without oppreciable expen
diture, and in all probability the ex
periments he desires will be ordered.
One station will be located at the
training station and the other at the
torpedo school, on islands about a mile
tpart, and as progress is made other
tations will be set up at various point p
a Newport harbor, where torpedo
boats are always available, with vessels
in motion or for miniature fleet evolu
tions. Several forms of apparatus from
American inventors have already been
submitted for test, and doubtless others
will be received when the work is act
Ended In a Free Fight.
. Paris, Deo. 25. A pro-Boor demon
stration, convened this evening at the
Tivoli auxhall by the executive com
mittee of the Jeuness Royaliste, ended
iu a riot. The socialists entered in
force and broke up the meeting, amid
indescribable nproar and shouts of
Vive la social revolution, " and "A
has Deroulede," with counter cries of
Vive Deroulede" and "Vive l'armee."
Several nationalists who wore present
endeavored to speak, but they were
quite inaudible. A free fight ensued,
and the proprietor of the hall turned
off the gas. The combatants then
lighted newspapers and continued tlr
fight, smashing the fittings of the hal
and using them as weapons. Finally
the police cleared the room, but they
were compelled to charge several times
before order was re-established.
Th I.ls;hthorise Is Dark.
Victoria, B. C, Deo. 25. Tlw light
house steamer Quadra left this alter
noon for Egg island. Passing steamers
report no beacon showing at the light
house there. The keeper is frail, and
it is feared he may have died. He has
a little daughter, 8 years old, with
Separate Sleeping Cars for Negroea.
Atlanta, Ga., Deo. 23. Governor
Candler today signed the bill prohibit
ing tV-e sleeping-car companies operat
ing in the state from furnishing berths
to negro passengers, except in coaches
used especially for the accommodation
New York Aldermen Favor Boera.
NewYork, Dec. 25. The board of
aldermen today adopted a resolution
praying "the God of battles" to make
the Boers successful in the war against
England. The resolution now will go
to the coouncil, and if that body con
curs,, will come before Mayor Van
Wyck for his approval.
Rosebnrg, Deo. 25. A George Noah,
engineer at the Oregon Brewery & Ice
Company's plant, in this city, while
attempting to put on a pump belt, was
f aught by a large pulley running at
igh speed, and instantly killed. The
body was dreadfully mangled. No one
was present. The other employee on
the premises heard a scream, rushed to
the spot, and stopped the engine. The
victim's brains were scattered all over
PROTECTED HER HOME.
foung Woman Shot anil Killed an In
Natick, Mass., Dec. 25. Lewis
Perry, aged 33, Spanish war veteran
was shot and killed today by Miss
Lizzie Morse, at her home in West
Natick. Four shota were fired, two of
them taking effect, one in tho heart
Miss Morse, who was placed under ar
rest, says that tho circumstances justi
!od her in shooting Perry. The Morse
family is one of the wealthiest and
best known in town. Miss Morso and
the members of her family claim that
Perry and Arnold Slaptien, on bicycles,
rode up to the Morse house, demanded
admittance without stating their busi
ness, and, upon being refused, smashed
several windows. Miss Morso went to
the bureau drawer and londod a 22-cal-
ibor revolver. She claims that the
men went around to the front of the
house, where Perry finished smashing
the glass in one of the windows, and
climbed in, in spite of her remon
strances. After gaining an entrance,
he grabbed Miss Elreta Morse and
wrenched from her a croquet mallet,
with which sho triod to protect herself
Lizzie rushed to her sister's assist
ance and informed Perry that she
would shoot him if ho did not leave
the house. He gave her a terriiio blow
with tho mallet and felled her to tho
floor. She managed to get up again,
and told Terry to get out of the house,
when he dared her to shoot. Sho then
fired four shots at Perry, who managed
to climb through the window and then
WANTED HIS PICTURE IN PRINT.
York Man Shot Ilia Wife anil
Killed llliiisi lf.
Binghampton, N. Y., Dec. 25. Joi n
Edgar Gardiner, in order to get his
picture into print, shot his young wife
and then killed himself toduy. Gardi
ner was 00 years of age, his wife 29.
They had been married but a short
time, and wore living apart on account
of his bad habits. On several occasions
he had asked how she would like to
see their pictures in a local paper. His
wife took fright at this, and forbade
him to speak to her on the subject. V"
called at the house today and as!
her to come out, as he was going We
She declined, and he forced his way U.
to her apartments, saying, "See what
I have brought you," drew a revolver
and shot her twice.one bullet passing
through her arm, the other entering
her side. The woman was able to rush
from the house to a neighbor's.
When the police officers arrived Gardi
ner walked to the center of a room in
full view of the officers, and, placing
the weapon to his head, killed him
Crater Lake Park.
Washington, Deo. 25. Among tho
familiar bills of the last congress to re
appear this year are two that were iu
troduced by Representative Tongue, of
Oregon. One is his bill for creating
a publio park, including Crater Lake,
and much of the surrounding country,
and the other is his bill providing for
the examination and classification of
the lands in the Rosebnrg and Oregon
City land districts within the grant
nade to the Oregon & California Rail
oad Company. Both bills are prac
tically the same as were presented i
the last congress.
The Crater lake bill proposes to set
aside a tract of 249 square miles, with
out drawing it from settlement or sale
and making it a public park or pleas
ure ground, to be known as the Crater
Lake National Tark. This park, if es
talbished, is to be under the control of
the secretary of the interior, who will
preserve the lands iu their natural con
dition and prevent all residence, min
ing, lumbering or other business opera
tions within its limits. The old pro
vision for restaurants and waiting
rooms is again inserted, as are the pro
visions for governing and protecting
the park. It is proposed that the costs
and expenses of creating the park shall
be borne by the general government.
It was this last provision that aroused
Speaker Reed against the bill last con
gress, for he contended that any ex
pense attached should be borne by the
state. Now that Reed is out of con
gress, the bill may have a better chance
of becoming a law.
Pittsburg, Deo. 25. The Carnegie
Steel Company posted today, at its va
rious works in this city, notices reading
substantially as follows:
"Taking effect January 1, 1900, com
mon labor at these works will be in
creased to $1.50 per day, and all other
day turn and tonnage labor (with cer
tain exceptions), will be increased in
The exceptions are the tonnage men
working under sliding scales, -where
the rates of wages increase and decrease
in proportion to the proceeds of the
products. This adjustment is 7.41 per
cent advance on the wages now being
paid, making a total of 25 per cent of
increase made by the company volun
tarily since the last general scale.
Five Thousand Rills Introduce!.
Washington, JTtec. 25. The official!
of the house of representatives have
struck a balance on tho recent deluge
of bills, showing that up to the recess
the records stood: Total bills intro
duced, 5,015; joint resolutions, 95:
simple resolutions, 65; grand total
5,175 measures of all kinds.
5 Street Car Dynamited.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 25. For the
third time since the strike was de
clared against the Springfield consoli
dated railway, November 10, a street
car was dynamited at 11:30 o'clock
last night. The car was blown off the
track and completely wrecked. No
paseegners were aboard, and the motor
man and conductor were not irjjnred.
The explosion happened in the heart of
the city, at Eighth street and .Capitol
avenue, and caused great excitement.
SEVERE SHAKING UP
A Disastrous Earthquake in
WAS THE WORST IN MASY YEARS
Shock Caused Great Damage at San
Jaoluto and Heinet Six Indian
Los Angolos, Cal., Dec. 27. At 4:28
o'clock this morning a severe earth
quake shock was felt over a large por
tion of Southern California. The un
dulations lasted about 12 seconds. The
entire center of trrrl shock Kprwara
have been at San Jacinto, a small town
in Riverstdo county. The business por
tion of San Jacinto consists of two
blocks of two-story buildings, some of
which are built of brick. Ten or 15
buildings wero damaged, chimneys bo
ing toppled over and walls cracked and
shaken.. The total damago at San Ja
cinto and Hemet, a small town noir
by, is estimated at $50,000. The large
tourist hotel at Hemet was damaged
and the hospital at San Jacinto also
suffored. The shock was heavy at
Santa Ana, Anaheim, San Bernardino,
Riverside and other places, but no par
ticular damage is reported, except from
Sun Jacinto and Hornet.
Six Indian Women Killed.
San Jacinto, Cal., Deo. 27. It.is es
timated that the' damage . hore caused
by the earthquake will aggregate over
$50,000. The main shock was pre
ceded by a loud roaring, and awakened
many just in time to escape -from the
The business street was such a wreck
that tons of debris had to be removed
belore buildings could be entered.
At Saboba Indian reservation, six
squaws were killed by fulling walls,
two fatally, and many seriously in
jured. The shock caused dry artesian wells
to flow larger streams than ever before.
Considerable damage is reported in
Tidal Wave at San Diego,
Pan Diego, Cal., 27. The most se
vere earthquake experienoed in this
city in 14 years took place at 4:25 A.
M. today, and was aocompanied by a
loud rumbling noise. The taller build
ings in the city were severely shaken
np, and the plaster shaken off and a
few broken articles of household furni
ture reported, but no serious damnge
was done. A high wave struck the
beach on the ocean front ebon after the
hock, but no damage was done to ship
ping. A Blighter shock followed the
first one a fow seconds later.
BOERS KEPT AT BAY.
Bullor Destroys the Colenao Footbridge
No Further Advance.
London, Dec. 28. Dp to this hour
nothing has arrived from South Africa
that would indicate any change in the
military situation there.
The war office is issuing lists of fur
ther doaths and wounded, as well as
counts of sickness. The most serious
report of the last elass is that horse
sickness has broken out in both the
British and Boer camps in Natal. Four
hundred British cavalry horses, it is
said, have already been shot owing to
the ooourronce of glanders. The di
sease is likely to spread with much
greater rapidity among the British
horses than among the hardy Boer
ponies, and this may moan a consider
able prolongation of the campaign.
Situation at LadTsmith.
An undated heliograph message from
Ladysmith, by way of Pietermaritz
burg, represents the garrison as in no
way daunted by General Buller's re
verse at Colenso and is confident of bo
lug able to hold out indefinitely.
The malls are just arriving from
Ladysmith. All the correspondents
comment bitterly upon the superiority
of the Boer artillery. The Times' cor
It it impossible to evade the opin
ion that if British gunners were in the
Boer position, the loss of life and dam
age to property in Ladysmith would bt
10 times greater."
The holidays have brought no sur
cease of recruiting activity. Lord
Alwyn Frederick Compton, unionist
member of parliament for the Biggles
wade division of Bedfordshire, will
raise a corps of mounted men. Lord
Salisbury's private secretary, Schom
burg McDonnell, who is a volunteer
officer, has volunteered for service.
The action of the United States gov
ernment causes considerable discussion
regarding the contraband question at
affecting Delagoa bay and Portugal.
Widely divergent opinions are ex
pressed. Mixed Marriages.
New York, Dec. 27. Archtshop
Corrigan has transmitted to the clergy
of the diocese a decree from the Vatican
bearing on the celebration of the jubiles
of the holy year. One effect Of the de
cree will be to make difficult the mar
riage of a Catholic to a Protestant by a
priest in 1900. Mixed marriages, as
they are commonly termed, are custom
arily allowed only by dispensation of
the bishops, but for the holy year this
power is suspended.
Oscar Wilde Challenged.
Paris, Deo. 27. Oscar WTllde, who
has for some time been living in Paris,
may have to fight a duel. According
to the Echo de Paris he became in
volved in an altercation in a restaurant
last evening with M. Richet, the ex
plorer, and as a result cards were ex
Little Damage Done at Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 27. Tho
most severe earthquake ever felt in Los
Angeles came at 4:27 this morning.
DEAD OF THE MAINE.
Ilattleahlp Toms Arrives at Newport
News With Itt-malna.
Newport, News, Va., Deo. 27. The
battleship Texas, in command of Cap
tain Sigsbee, arrived here shortly bo
fore noon today, with the remains of
the men who lost their lives by the de
struction of the battleship Maine in
Havana harbor. The bodies of tho
Maine heron will be transferred to a
Chesapeake & Ohio train tomorrow at
12 o'clock, and will be taken tojWash
ington for interment in Arlington ceme
The Texas left Havana last Thurs
day, She encountered a gale off Hat
tcras, but had good weather until sho
reached that point. She anchored iu
Lyunhaven bay last night, and came
np to Old Point this morning. After
the quarantine regulations had been
complied with she came to this city.
Chaplain Chad wick, who was chap
lain of tho Maine, is in ohnrge of the
Maine's doad heroes, and will accom
pany them to Washington. No more
than a score of the bodios of the Texas
wore identified. The names of thoso
are inscribed on the coffins, whioh en
close their mortal remains.
There wore no coremonios here today
iu honor of tho arrival of the Maine's
dead, but impressive exercises will
tako plaoo tomorrow when the bodies
are transferred from the ship to tho
UNDER MARTIAL LAW.
Military Governors for Northern Lul
on Young and Hood Appointed.
Manila, Deo. 27. Gonoral S. B. M.
Young has been appointed military gov
ernor of the provinces of Northwestern
Luzon, with headquarters at Vigan.
Ills command includes the Thirty-third
infantry, nnder Colonel Lulter R.
Hare, and the Third cavalry. Ho will
establish permanent stations at San
Fernando and Looag, with outposts
The Sixteenth infantry will proceed
to Aparri, garrisoning such towns as
may be deemed necessary in the prov
inces of Cagayan, Isabella and Nueva
Viscaya, of which Colonel Hood has
boon appointed militury governor.
General Young and Colonel Hood
are establishing municipal govern
ments, and the ports in Northern Lu
zon will be opened for trade about Jan
EXPLOSION WAS TERRIFIC.
May Be Forty Dead In the Bratnell
Brownsvlllo, Pa., Doo. 27. The
horror of the Braznell mine disaster
grows in intensity with every hour.
The number of tho dead is ( now esti
mated at 40, and may pass that figure
At the sumo time there is a strong pre
sumption that the laws regulating min
ing were carelessly and probably crim
inally disregarded. Today tho first
bodies of the victims were brought out
of the mine, and never in the history
of mine disasters were human beings so
horribly mutilated. It was nearly 11
o'clock when tho first of the bodies was
taken out, 28 hours after tho explosion.
At 5:30 throe more were brought to the
surface, and again at 6:30 three came
up in the cage of the main shaft.
Collided With a Milk Train.
New York, Deo. 25. A wreck on
the New Jersey Central railroad at
Highbridgo, N. J., late last night re
sulted in one death and the injury of
Christopher V. Hutsidor, a grocer,
was killed, and refer Kick, Miss Ella
Maxwell and Baggageman Frank
Grant were injured. A coal train was
descending the step grade, when tho
engineer noticed a signal from a milk
train which was at the station. The
engineor of the coal train applied the
brakes, and detached his engine from
the train and approached the milk
train to find the causo of the delay and
receive orders. The coal cars wero not
held by air brakes and came rushing
down the grade, striking the engine,
pushing it into the combination car of
the rear of the milk train. . Nono of
the injured are seriously hurt.
Reforms in Havana.
Havana, Deo. 27. All the stores in
Havana oloscd at 10 o'clock Christmas
General Wood says he Intends to be
gin work at once upon the highways,
which are greatly In need of repair.
This will serve to give employment to
a large number of men.
The school system will also be im
mediately reorganized. The judiciary
will form the suject of early attention,
particularly the jails and existing sys
tem of koeping prisoners for months
withont trial. An order will issne di
recting that a complete list of prison
ers hold for trial be furnished monthly.
Pittsburg Printers' 8trlke.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 27. Presi
dent Donnelly and Secretary Bram
wood of the International Typograph
ical Union, today returned from a
meeting of the executive council of the
union in Tittsburg.
"We found that Pittsburg polishers
refused to meet with us or in any way
recognize our council," said Donnelly.
e have as a result, ratted the Inter
national Association of Machinists and
will have nothing more to do with
them, either through arbitration- or in
any other way. The fight in Pittsburg
will be fought to a finish."
Thousands Seek Pensions.
New York, Dec. 27. A special to
the Press from Washington, says:
Pension attorneys are pilling up
cases against the government as a re
sult of the war with Spain. Already
25,000 applications have been filed on
behalf of the soldiers of the recent war.
As an illustration of the thoroughness
with which the regiments have been
canvassed, it is said that from the
Seventy-first New York regiment more
than 800 applications have been obtained.