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'IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE QET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1900.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
8. F. BLITHE.
Termi of lubscriptlon fl.60 a year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs tlie
same aays ai nnon. .,
Kor Ohenoweth, leaves at 8 a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives at p. m.
For W hite Salmon (Wash.) leaves dally at 6:41
a. m.; arrives at 7:15 p. m.
From White Salmon leaves (or Ftilda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and tilenwood Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays.
ForBincen (Wash.) leaves at 5:45 p. m.i ar
rives at i p. m.
i 87. 1. 0. O. F. Meets first and third Mon
days in each month.
H. J. Hibbaro, N. Q.
J. H. Ferguson, Secretary.
CANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. R. Meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall first Saturday of each month
at 2 o'clock p. m. All G. A. K. members In
vited to meet with us.
D. G. Hill, Commander
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 18-Meets first Satur
day of each month in A. O. U. W. hall at 3
p. m. Mrs. ti. P. Crowell, President.
Mrs. Ursula Dukks, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE, No. 105, A. F. and A.
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. H. K. Davidson, W, M.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Mects third Friday night of each month.
E. L. Smith, H. P.
G. F. Williams, Secretary.
J 1 Meets Saturday after each full moon.
Mrs. Eva Uaymes, W. M.
G. I. Williams, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, United Artisans.
Meets second and fourth Mondav nights
of each month at Fraternity hall. Brothers
and sisters cordially Invited to meet with us.
A. P. Batiuam. M. A,
8. 8. Gray, Secretary.
WATJCOM A LODGE, No. 80, K. of P.-MeeU
in A. O. V. W. hall every Tuesdav night.
C. :. Mark ham, C. C.
M. H. N'ICKELSEN, K. of R. & 8.
RIVKKSIDK LODGE, No. 68, A. O. U. W.
Metta first and third, Saturdays of each
month. J. E. Rand, M. W.
. F. Watt. Financier.
H. L. Hows, Recorder.
1DLEWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O. O. F.
Meets In Fraternal ball every Thursday
uiut. v. a
fi. J. Hibbard, Secretary.
O. B. Habtut N. G.
F. SHAW, M. D.
Telephone No. (1.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office upstairs over Couple's store. All ealli
left at the office or residence will be promptly
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
ESTATE AGENT. .
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington, tits had many years experience In
Real Estate matters, as abstracter, searcher of
titles and agent. Butisiavtion guaranteed or no
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O'. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and diseases of women.
Special terms for otlice treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 33, residence, 31.
Harbison Bros,, Props.
FLOUR, 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.
HOOD 1UVEB. OREGON.
pAPERHANGING, KALSOMINING, ETC.
II your walls are sick or mutilated, call on
E. L. ROOD.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay.
OfBaa h3urs fro n 6 A. M. till 8. P. M., and all
night if necessary.
ECONOMY SHOE SHOP.
Men's half soles, band eticked, $1;
nailed, beat, 75c ; eecond, 60c ; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, beet,
POc; second, 35. Beet stock and work
; in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
s mi warjr t
irtV tie ali t i.rnisTJnr
ito till the tctiki-ttle for the .matutinal
meal, when lie stepped upon an iceberg
that Jack Frot had formed round the
fawcet and immediately assumed an in
verted p. g't'on, striking the ce with h'"fl
head while his heels pointed upward.
'After he picked h'nr-ielf up he found the
damages slight, but he n iw approaches
the faasjt after dark with ettraeaution.
C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to 3
and 6 to 7 P.M.
JflT. HOOD SAW MILLS
. Tomlisson Baos, Props.
.....FIR AND PINE LUMBER....
Of the beet quality alwas on hand at
prices to suit the times.
For Bill Hearts, Letter Hea?s, Envel
opes, Cards, Circulars, Small Posters,
Milk Tickets, Programmes, Ball Tickets,
Legal Blanks, etc., come to the
GLACIER JOB OFFICE.
DALLAS & SPANGLEE,
Hardware, Steves and Tinware
Kitchen Fnrniture. 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 pii.-M will continue to be as low m
Portland prices. 1
DCiniian tump sir-inn '
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIBES
An Interesting Collection of Items From
tha Two Hemispheres Presented
In Condensed Form.
Recent Dawson fire destroyed ' prop
erty worth $400,000.
Bubonic plague has broken out at Ro
sario, South America.
A race riot oocurred at Coalberg,
Ala. One negro was killed. ,
In a long article in a Paris papei
Emile Zola defends his father's honor.
The Alaska mail service will be ex
tended to Cape York the coming
The National prohibition convention
has been called to meet at Chicago,
The census of Puerto Rico just com'
pleted shows a total of 957,000 innhab
itants on the island, i
Nelson and Rossland have estab
lished smallpox qnarantine against
Northern Washington and Idaho.
It is said the pro-Boer meeting at
Washington was conducted almost
wholly by anti-expansion and anti-administration
Nearly all the business buildings and
many frame dwellings at the mining
towns of Ward and Lafayette, Colo
rado, were destroyed by fire.
William Kirk, first mate of the
American ship Clarence S. Bement,
was murderously assaulted in bis cabir
while his vessel was at anchor in Port
land, Or., harbor.
Chairman Lacey. of the house com
tnittee on public lands, said that it
will be impossible to pass general land
laws for Alaska' at this session, owing
to opposition in the senate.
The North China Daily News pub
lishes an edict, signed by Emperor
Kwang Su, appointing as emperor in
'ois place Put Sing, the nine-year-old
son of Prince Tuano. The new emperor
will ascend the throne January 31.
The senate committee will report
favorably on Senator Foster's Alaska
lighthouse bill, making an appropria
tion of $300,000, to include a light
house at Unamak pass, Foster agreeing
to a reduction in the appropriation
Commander Richard Wainwright,
who was in command of the Gloucester
it the battle of Santiago, was presented
I sword of honor and a silver service
by a committee representing the citi
zens of the District of Columbia in the
Columbia theater, Washington.
General Otis reports to the war de
partment that the Western coast of the
island of Panay is now open for trade,
and that the coast of Laguna de, Bay
and neighboring sections of the country
will also be opened to unrestricted
traffic by the end of the week.
A majority of the senators is against
the seating of Quay.
Millions in war munitions were im
ported through Delagoa bay by the
A Boer patrol, mistaking signals,
was badly cut up by a hot fire from a
The headquarters of Generals White
and Hunter was smashed by a shot
from a "Long Tom."
Despite reports to the contrary, Web
ster Davis is to be retained as assistant
secretary of the interior. ,
The steamer Townsend, plying be
tween Seattle and Alaskan points, is a
total loss near Haine's Mission.
Montagu White will be received as
the consular and diplomatic represent
ative of the South African republic
Secretary Root has issued an order
appointing a complete new board of
ordnance, with the exception of Gen
Governor Gage will call an extra ses
sion of the California legislature. A
United States senator will probably
Captain I. Friedman, who died in
San Francisco recently, left three-quar
ters of his fortune, amounting to f 750,
D00, to charity..
-The new ships now being bnilt for
the Oceanic Steamship Company will
be without peers in the Pacific, and
will greatly improve the service.
Matt Hilstrom, who killed Luke
Mooers, the Clatsop county logger,
was adjudged insane. The evidence
showed the insanity to be hereditary.
The overdue City of Seattle, has been
reported from Junean, where she was
towed by the Cottage City. The
Seattle's delay was caused by the
breaking of her propeller.
The transport Pennsylvania, which
sails from San Francisco, will carry
rands for paying off the United States
troops now in the Philippines. About
1,250,000 will be taken.
Berlin, Germany, is to construct an
underground railway costing $ 25,000,
000. Twenty-three years ago Senator Tel
ler entered the senate. Only three
senators who saw him sworn in are
still his colleagues Allison of Iowa,
Cockrell of Missouri, and Jones of Ne-
vada. In the intervening 28 years
over a hundred senators have died.
But Mr. Teller, although nearly three
score and ten, is still strong and vig-
Dr. Leyds is being lionized in Berlin,
People of China are said to take
imperial changes with great equani
William Jennings Bryan will accept
the Populist nomination for the presi
The fall of Ladysmith garrison is
now expected as a result of Butler's
Lord Pauncefote will retire as am
bassador of Great Britain to the United
States, April 1.
The interstate commerce commission
has sued the Northern Pacific to en
force disregarded laws.
Senators are Baid to want no change
in the manner ot their election. The
house favors popular vote.
Dundonald's forces, for whom fears
were entertained, are safe on the south
bank of the Tugela river. '
Five business men of Walla Walla
were victimized by a smooth foiger,
who cashed bogus checks.
The Prince Regent of Bavaria has
conferred the Order of St. Michaels,
flrst-olass, on Dr. Nansen, the exjplorer
In Cincinnati, Charles Barlruff, t
tanner, killed his wife, his son and his
daughter and then tried to set the
house on fire.
A funeral tram, arranged by the
Southern Pacific, will convey the re
mains of General Lawton and Major
Logan to the East.
James H. Britton, ex-mayor of St.
Louis, and for many years one of the
leading bankers of the West, died at
Ardley, N. Y., aged 83.
London papers scathingly criticize
the language of Buller's report, and
accounts of battle from Boer sources
are accepted as correct.
Church property in the Philippines
has been turned over to the United
States government by Spain, but the
Catholics claim it.
Captain C. H. Stockton, president
of the naval war college, says: "Com
mand of the sea on our North Pacific
coast and the waters of the western
basin of the North Paciflo should be in
our hands in peace and war time,
This can only be effected by readiness
of a proper and sufficient naval force
either on the spot, or to be furnished
from the Atlantic through .an un-
tramelled canal. In addition to this,
and ready for combining, should be the
available forces normally attached to
the Philippines and the waters about
China. Japan and Corea. In other
words, the Pacific ocean, from Samoa
northward, should be within our
The plight of Kimberley is urgent.
The kaiser's birthday was celebrated
in the usual way throughout Germany.
Buller's army has retreated to the
south of the Tugela, with heavy losses.
Revolution in Venezuela, under the
leadership of Hernandez, is spreading.
Fire in Minneapolis destroyed a four-
story brick building, causing a loss of
It was reported on good Transvaal
authority that Mafeking was relieved
on January 23.
Edgar Oswalt, a 6-year-old boy of
Astoria, was run over by a street car
and fatally injured.
The Bank of Deerfield, Deerfleld,
Wis., was robbed of about $17,000.
The vault was blown open by dynamite.
Fire destroyed the works of the Eleo-
trio Improvement Company at San
Jose, Cal., entailing a loss of $100,000.
Samuel Gompers, in a conference
with President McKinley, advocated
an eight-hour law for all government
It is said that Lord Roberts favored
leaving Ladysmith to its fate and
marching on Bloemfontein, capital of
Orange Free State.
The surgeon-general of the marine
hospital service has shipped to Hono
lulu 1,900 doses of halffkine prophylac
tic, a plague serum.
Phil Armour Jr., son of the Chicago
millionaiie, died suddenly near Santa
Barbara, Cal. Death was due to con
gestion of the lungs.
Dr. Leyds, diplomatic agent of the
Transvaal, says the Boers do not need
to apply for mediation, as everything
was going splendidly.
Three masked men entered the fac
tory of Dr. Peter Fahrney & Son, at
Chicago, blew open the safe and escaped
with $1,700 in currency.
The senate committee on Puerto
Rico, has decided that the island shall
be known as Porto Rico, and not
Puerto Rico, as fixed by a recent execu
The weather in the vicinity of Mel
bourne, Australia, has broken all re
cords for heat recently. On New
Year's day five deaths occurred from
prostration. The thermometer stood at
114 in the shade, and 156 in the sun.
Cowboys and miners in Southern
Arizona and New Mexico, have organ
ized and are preparing to invade the
state of Sonora, Mexico, to avenge the
murder of the six American pros
pectors by Mexican soldiers under Gen
eral Torres. They will fight against
the Mexican troops for the independ
ence of Sonora and the Yaqui nation.
Brigadier-General Greely, chief of
the signal corps, is steadily recovering
from the Injuries inflicted on him by a
The resemblance between Roberts,
the polygamist, and Senator Pritchard
of North Carolina, is remarkable. They
might be twin brothers. - Both are of
the same build, have the same cast of
features, wear mustaches trimmed
alike, and their curly hair might b
THE RETREAT SOUTH
Buyer's Forces Have Re-
crossed the Tugela.
BOERS DID NOT PRESS THEM
Duller Thinks Transvaalers Have Been
Taught to Respeot Fighting Qual
ities of His Troops.
London, Jan. 80. General Buller
says General Warren's troops have re
treated south of the Tugela river. The
Boers say the British lost 1,500 killed
Wednesday. It is believed here this
includes the wounded. The Boers also
claim that 150 of the English troops
surrendered at Spionkop.
British Left 1SOO Dead.
Boer Head Laager, Ladysmith, Jan.
30. The British dead left on the battle
field yesterday numbered 1,500.
ACCOUNT OF THE MOVEMENT.
Buller's Official Dispatch to the War
Office The Fighting.
London, Jan. 80. General Buller's
dispatch to the war office states that
Spionkop was abandoned on account of
lack of water, inability to bring artil
lery there and the heavy Boer fire.
General Buller gives no list of causal
ties. His whole force withdrew south
of the Tugela river, with the evident
intention of reaching Ladysmith by
Following is the text of General Bul
ler's dispatch, dated Spearman's Camp,
Saturday Jan. 27:
'"On January 20 Warren drove back
the enemy and obtained possession of
the southern crests of the high table
land extending from the line of Acton
IIomeB and Hongerspoort to the west
ern Ladysmith hills. From then to
January 25 he remained in close con
tact with the enemy.
Boers Held Strong Position.
"The enemy held a strong position
on a range of small kopjes stretching
from northwest to southeast across the
plateau from Acton Homes, through
Spionkop, to the left bank of the Tugela.
The actual position held was perfectly
tenable, but did not lend itself to an
advance, as the southern slopes were so
steep that Warren could not get an
effective artillery position, and water
supplies were a difficulty.
"On January 28 I assented to his
attacking Spionkop, a large hill, indeed,
a mountain which was evidently the
key to the position, but was far more
accessible from the north than from the
south. On the night of January 23
he attacked Spionkop, but found it very
difficult to hold, as its perimeter was
to large, and water, which he had been
led to believe existed, in this extraor
dinary dry season was found very
"The crest was held all that day
against severe attacks, and a heavy
shell fire. Our men fought with great
"General Woodgate, who was in
command of the summit, having been
wounded, the officer who succeeded
him decided on the night of January
24 to abandon the position, and did so
before dawn January 25.
"I reached Warren's camp at 5 A.
M. on January 25, and decided that a
second attack upon Spionkop was use:
less, and that the enemy's right was
too strong to allow me to force it.
Decided to Withdraw.
"Accordingly, I decided to withdraw
the force to the south of the Tugela.
At 6 A. M.,we commenced withdraw
ing the men, and by 8 A. M., January
27, Warren's force was concentrated
south of the Tugela without the loss of
a man or a pound of stores.
"The fact that the force should with
draw from actual touch in some cases
the lines were less than 1,000 yards
apart with the enemy in the manner
it did, is, I think, sufficient evidence of
the morale of the troops, and that we
were permitted to withdraw our cum
brous ox and mule transports across the
river, 85 yards broad, with 20-foot
banks and a very swift current, unmo
lested, is, I think, proof that the enemy
has been taught to respect our soldiers'
Plague In Mew Caledonia.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 29. From
Noumea, New Caledonia, the steam
ship Miowera brings alarming reports
of the ravages of the plague, which has
been prevalent there since early in De
cember. There were 16 deaths during
the first 10 days following the out
break. The plague is attributed to the
filthy quarters of the Japanese, Tonki
nese and Kanakas. All the Kanakas
have been isolated on an island adja
cent to the town. Up to December 28
there had been no deaths among the
whites, eight of whom had been in
fected, but nine Kanakas, two Japanese
and five Tonkinese had died of the dis
ease. Much alarm is felt by the resi
dents and business is at a standstill.
The natives believe the plague is a visi
tation of providence, and that It is
wrong to take means to check it.
At Pomeroy last week 81 horses were
duly inspected, and purchased by the
government. About as many were re
jected. Vienna, Jan. 80. A serious view is
taken in diplomatic circles here of the
situation in China. The Neue Frei
Press thinks that other powers will
follow the example of France and send
warships to protect their subjects.
The Austro-Hungarian cruiser Sonta
will arrive at Hong Kong in a few days,
and will be at the disposal of the
Austro-Hungarian minister at Peking.
Governor Leary, of Guam, reports
the condition in that island at highly
GLOOM IN ENGLAND.
feara That The War Offloe Is With
holding Bad News.
London, Jan, 20. Seven days ol
fighting have left the, main Boer posi
tion intact, and General Buller 706
weaker, according to the official casu
alty lists, whioh seemingly do not in-
cul'Ie tho Spionkop losses, as those last
forwarded do not mention General
England is possessed by a sense of
failure, though not a word in criticism
of her generals and soldiers is uttered
Not much effort is made to place a hap
py construction upon General Buller's
18 words, telling of the retirement
from Spionkop, and there is an uneasy
impression abroad that worse news is
yet to come. At one of the military
clubs tonight, tho statement passed
from one person to another that the
war office had received an unpleasant
supplementary dispatch from General
Buller, which was being held up fot
Spencer Wilkinson, in the Morning
Post, writes as follows of the Spionkop
"This is a serious matter, and an at
tempt will not here be made to mini
mize it, for no groater wrong can be
done to our people at home than to mis
lead them about the significance of the
events of the war. The right way is
to tell the truth, as far as we know it."
But the faots from the neighborhood
of the Tugela are scantier than ever.
The censorship now is simply prohibi
tive, and something is wrung with the
cables. The break on the east coast
Hues has been tepaired, but the cable
between San Thome and Loanda, on
the west coast, is now interrupted
"More troopsl" is the only suggestion
here as to the way to break the Boer
resistance. Mr. Wilkinson regrets
that General Buller has not 20,000
more men, declaring that if they would
not make victory certain, his enter
prise without them is helpless.
The Spectator, dealing with the ne
cessity of large additional military pre
parations, says: "It may be that we
have yet another cycle of disasters in
front of us."
The transport Assaye arrived at Cape
Town last Friday, with 2,127 officers
and men. The first portion of the
Seventh division is afloat. Hence,
with the 10,000 men of this division,
and about 9,000 now at sea, it lies in
the power of Lord Roberts to reinforce
General Buller heavilv. This course is
alvised by several military writers.
Although England's nerves are se
verely tried, her nerve is absolutely un
shaken, and probably nothing that can
happen in South Africa will change in
the slightest dogree her intentions.
She will continue to receive bad news,
if it comes, with dignity, and will
maintain her determination to win at
Department of Commerce.
Washington. Jan. 29. Tha question
of establishing a department of the
government to be known as the depart
ment of commerce, with a cabinet offi
cer at its head, has been discussed at
considerable length by tho senate com
mittee on commerce. The discussion
was based upon a very complete report
on the subjeot prepared by Senator Nel
It Is proposed to include in the new
department a bureau of manufactures,
and to transfer from the treasury de
partment the life-saving, lighthouse,
marine hospital and steamboat inspec
tion service, the bureaus of navigation,
immigration, statistics and coast and
geodetio surveys; to transfer from the
interior department the commission of
railway, the census office and the geo
detic survey, and from the state depart
ment the bureau of foreign commerce.
The department of labor and the fish
commission are also placed under this
Robert's Salary. '
Washington, Jan. 29. The question
of salary and mileage allowed for Mr.
Roberts is to be considered by thi
house committee on account. Then
is about $1,000 on mileage, and a liki
amount for salary, conditionally f du
Mr. Roberts, but there is some doubt
as to whether those sums should be al
lowed. The attorney-general, on appli
cation, has refused to pass on the sub
ject, as it is not in his jurisdiction, an
the controller of the treasury basal
referred the matter back to the commit
tee on accounts. , The latter body wil!
now seek to get at the law in the cast
and reach a decision.
Investigation of Wardner Tronbles.
Washington, Jan. 29. The house
committee on military affairs todaj
agreed to proceed with the investiga
tion of the Idaho labor troubles Febru
ary 14, and it was arranged that the
governor and auditotr of the state and
Major-General Merriam should b)
asked to appear at that time. ' Sulzer,
of New York, and Lentz, of Ohio, wh
have been urging the inquiry, are t
furnish the names of additional wit
nesses to be examined.
Diamond Bobbery In Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Jan. 27. Diamonds
valued at $6,000 were stolen from th
safe in the office ot Joseph K, David
son & Son, manufacturing jewelers
That the thief was in possession of the
combination is evidenced by the fact
that there was not a mark on the safe.
Samuel W. Nealy, while temporarily
insane, barged himseif at The Dalles.
He was 78 years old.
Separationista In nest Australia.
Vancouver, B. G., Jan. 89. West
Australia has a separationist movement
on the part of the tesidents of the golc
fields, who are virtually unanimous lr
their desire for severance from the rest
of the colony. In spite of the effort!
of the West Australian government te
throttle the movement, a petitior
signed by 85,000 adults has been dis
patched to London, asking for separa
tion of the gold fields, with a view tr
MASON STIRRED UP
ENGLISH WAR TOLICY ATTACKED
Tillman Spoke on the Philippine Ques
tlou, Answering the Argument
Washington, Jan. 81. Mason rose
today soon after the senate convened to
a question of privilege and sharply
attacked the British government and
the British vice-consul at New Orleans,
because of an interview in which the
vice-consul had assailed Mason for the
position he had taken in behalf of tha
Transvaal republic in its war with
Great Britain. Mason attacked not
only the consul, but the policy of Great
Britain in levying war upon an inferior
Hoar thought the consul's purported
remarks so serious that it ought to be
investigated by the government, but at
the same time he deprecated any attack
upon Great Britain, with the people ot
which the American people ought not
only live in peace, but as loving and
devoted friends. Lodge sharply ar
rainged the British consul for his utter
ances against a United States senator,
and believed it ought not to be lightly
Tillman delivered a forceful and
quite characteristic speech on the
Philippine question, in which he main
tained that this government ought to
extend to the Filipinos the right to
govern themselves, the United States
guarding them against the aggression
of other nations.
Received Black Eye.
The bill for the reorganization and
Improvement of the weather bureau,
whioh includes provision for pensioning
disabled and aged employea of the ser
vice, received a black eye in the house.
The bill was bitterly fought by the
opponents of civil penison rolls on ao
count of the life tenure provisions it
contained, and it was sidetracked on a
test vote of 57 to 53. Although the
speaker ruled that it remained unfin
ished business when the house was
again in committee of the whole, the
opponents of the measure believe the
action of the day killed it.
The early portion of the day was de
voted to a lively scrimmage over the
Sulzer resolution to investigate Secre
tary Gage, which the committee on
rules recommended should be sent to
the ways and means committee, as the
latter committee has the response of
the secretary in its possession. There
was no opposition to the proposed
action, but Richardson, of Tennessee,
and Sulzer, of New York, used it for
renewing their attacks upon the secre
tary. Gage was defended by Hop
kins, of Illinois, Hill, of Connecticut,
and Dalzell, of Pennsylvania.
A bill to require pilots and officers of
steam vessels to make oath to their ap
plications for license was passed.
STEEL MILL WRECKED.
Explosion of a Battery of Four Large
Pittsburg, Jan. 81. The steel de
partment of Phillips, Nimick So Co.'s
mill on West Carson street was com
pletely wrecked and a dozen men were
injured by the explosion of a battery of
four large boilers today. The shock of
the bursting boilers was heard through
out the lowor end of the city and sev
eral thousand people were attracted to
the scene of the accident. The loss to
the plant.will be enormous. Five ot
the injured men were mutilated
almost beyond recognition, and one or
more deaths may result. A rescuing
party is searching the wreckage, which
it is supposed contain other of the work
men, following is the list ot the most
Simon Holland, fireman, died at the
Homoepathic hospital; Daniel, Noonan,
badly cut and scalded; Constantino
Gallagher, badly cut; Jeremiah Collins,
W. T. Cook, Peter Bynos.
The explosion was one of the most
terrific that ever ocourred in a Pitts
burg mill. The roof of the boilei room
was completely lifted from the build
ing, and the flying iron and steel fell
in all directions.
The men were crushed to the ground
on the spot where they were attending
to the rolls, and those beside the boil
ers were scalded by the escaping
Wily Governor' Trick
San Diego, Cal., Jan. 80. From
dispatches brought by the Hamburg
steamer Volumnia, it appears that the
arrival of the vessel at Tumaco, Colom
bia, where she touched on the way up,
had the effect of saving the place from
capture by Colombian rebels. The
latter had demanded the surrender of
the town, and the governor was at his
wits' end. Just then the Volumnia
was sighted. The wily governor saw
his chance to make a bluff. So be sent
a defiant message to the revolutionists,
and told them that the steamer off port
was bringing 600 government troops.
The trick succeeded, and the rebels
abandoned their purpose to capture
Fire at Cornell University.
Ithlca, N. Y., Jan. 81. Seven er
eight Cornell law students, members
of the Delta Chi fraternity, were hurt
this morning as a result of the burning
of their fraternity lodge. Fifteen
jumped 80 feet to the ground. Little
of the lodge property was saved.
Chicago, Jan. 81. The Pattern
Makers' Union has decided to demand
a nine-hour day after April 1. It is
thoueht there will be little difficulty ia
securing the nine-hour day,
ROBERTS' NEXT MOVE.
The British Army Will Mow Advance
Through the Free State.
London, Jan. 81. History pauses for
a time in South Africa, it is one of
those unsatisfactory pauses that are
nearly as trying to British nerves as a
sequence of reverses, and apparently it
will terminate only when Lnrd Roberto
gives the woid for the forward move
ment into the Free State, which, ac
cording to the most cheerful view, he
will be unable to do for a fortnight.
Whether he will permit General Buller
to make another attempt to relieve
Ladysmith is quite outside the know
ledge even of those olosely connected
with the war office. With the coops
due to arrive next month he may think
himself strong enough to try two large
Combining the forces under Generals
Methuen, French and Gataore, and
adding to them the arriving troops,
Lord Rouerts would have 70,000 for the
invasion of the Free State, with 40,000
to 60,000 guarding communications,
and 40,000 trying to rescue Ladysmith.
The publio burns with impatience
that something should be done, but
there is nothing to do but wait on the
preparations. Oceans of ink are poured
out in advice. Orators are at work in
the provinces, telling the people that
England has set her teeth in grim de
termination to see it through.
The government's declarations in
parliament, the counter-deolarations ot
those outside the government and the
consequent discussion in the press and
on the platform will immediately en
thrall the publio interest.
The thing on whioh everybody seems
agreed is that more men must go.
Twenty thousand two hundred and
twenty-two men and 155 guns are at
sea. Eleven thousand infantry and
9,000 cavalry, inoluding 6,000 yeomen,
are practically ready to embark.
Therefore, the government, without
doing more, can place at the disposal
of Lord Roberts 40,000 additional men
and 155 guns. The further purposes of
the war officials are supposed to em
brace somewhat iu the neighborhood of
60,000 men. As the indication is that
candidates will be rather1 scarce, the
war office will issue orders for those ,
reservists who were found unfit at the
previous mobilization examinations to
report for further examination. Appli
cants for cavalry service are still freely
offering as yeomanry.
General Buller's operations has cost
012 men so far officially reported with
in 10 days. Applying to the 206
Spionkop casualties reported today the
rule of proportion, the loss of officers
indicates 600 casualties yet to come.
The total casualties of the war, compiled
from official reports, are 9,528 nearly
a division. Of these 2,480 were killed,
4,811 wounded, and the rest are
The aggregate British home troops in
South Africa number 116,000, the
Natalians 7,158, and Cape Colonials
The war office announces that no
further news has been received from
South Africa, except a report from
Lord Roberts that the situation is
MONEY FOR THE BOERS.
Administration Will Refnse to Forward
It on Neutrality Ground.
New York, Jan. 81. A special to
the World from Washington says: The
fear of offending Great Britain and
provoking a protest would cause the
administration to decline to comply
with the request of Dr. Preetorius, of
St. Louis, who, it is said, has for
warded to Secretary Hay money and
letters expressing sympathy with the
Boers, which he asks to be sent to
President Kruger through the Ameri
can consul at Pretoria, It is indicated
that the state department will take the
ground that it would be a. violation ot
the neutrality laws for this government
to give financial aid to a belligerent.
It is pointed out that this request
differs from the request made by the
American consul at Pretoria in behalf
of Great Britain to be permitted to for
ward money to be used by the British
sick and wounded in the purchase ot
delicacies, in that the latter request is
made by one belligerent of another,
using a neutral as means of communi
Robber Gang Run Down.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 81. A report
has reached this city that a posse of
Union Pacific detectives, headed by
Tom Horn, had run down two of the
Union Pacific train robbers in the Hole
in the Wall, and after a desperate fight,
killed both of them, , One of the pur
suing party was shot, but it is thought
not seriously. It is known that the
robbers separated in two gangs after
leaving the railroad, and the men re
ported killed were those who wore
trailed through the mountains so close
ly and afterwards escaped.
It is supposed tbey returned to the
Hole in the Wall when they thought
the pursuit was over, and the detectives
have been watching the rendezvous ever
since, until they got their men.
Denial by Eieta.
Oakland. Cal., Jan. 81. Carlos
Ezeta, ex-presldent of San Salvador,
has returned to his home here after a
trip of four months' duration to Mex
ico. It was reported at the time of his
departure that be proposed to regain his
lost power It possible, but he denies
that such was his intention
IBIissard In Texas.
Austin. Tex.. Jan. 80. South and
Central Texas were today visited by a
fearful blizzard, which increased in
severity as the night grew, and from
present indications will be the worst
blizzard of the winter. The tempera
ture has fallen 80 degrees since noon.
In many respects Wisconsin's leaf
tobacco is superior to any other domes
tic product. Borne of the best brands
of Ilavanas are rolled from Wisconsin