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IIOOD RIYEE, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1D0O.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
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of hardware, stoves and tinware, to
which we will keep constantly adding.
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lEMUIS TIIfiHE A :fe:ialtt.
EVENTS OF THE DAI
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting; Collection of Items From
the Two Hemispheres Presented
" Condensed Form.
Methuen oocupied Boshof, on the
way to Mafeking.
The Illinois river is flooded, owing,
it is said to the Chicago drainage canal.
The house adopted the conference
report on the currency bill by a vote
of 166 to 120.
General Cronje and the remainder of
the Paardeburg prisoners will be taken
to St. Helena.
Rather than have it captured by the
British, the Boers will raze Johannes
burg to the ground. .
The 66th anniversary of the birth of
King Humber I, was appropriately cel
ebrated throughout Italy.
General Kobbe has been appointed
governor of Albay province, Luzon.
Hemp ports have been opened.
Lord Roberts' forces have occupied
Bloemfontein, and Kroonstadt will be
the Free State's seat of government.
James G. Smith, president of the
Telegraphers' Union and an inventor
of telegraphic devices, died at his
home in New York, aged 69.
The Armstrong Steel Works, at Flint,
Mich., burned with a loss estimated
at $130,000. Goldens' brewery and
cooper shop, adjacent to the steel works,
were also destroyed.
Patrick Egan, ex-minister to Chili,
and ex-president of the Irish National
Federation, has written a letter in
which he says that 85 per cent of the
Irish people dislike Queen Victoria.
At Price, Utah, Indian Agent Myton,
leased 700,000 acres of goveninent land
on the Uintah reservation to Eastern
Utah flockmasters. The leases run five
years, and the amount involved is $18,
000, which goes to the Uintah Indians.
Rev. Dr. Isaac Meyer Wise celebrat
ed bis 81st birthday at Cincinnati. He
is the oldest rabbi in active service in
the United States. Dr. Wise was born
in Steingrub, Bohemia, March 11,
1819. Alter more than half a century
spent in America he stands today at
the head of the Reform Jews of the
President Wheeler has announced to
the regents of the University of Cali
fornia that experts of acknowledged
repute have been engaged to make ex
cavations and explorations in parts of
the world rich with relics of ancient
learning. The entire expense of the
work will be borne by Mrs. Phoebe A.
Hearst. In Egypt, Dr. George Reisner
will have charge of the explorations.
The materials collected by these scien
tists will be placed in the Archaeologi
cal museum to be established at Berke
ley. Filipino insurgents are fighting hard
to keep the Americans out of southern
Pliionfi in Honolulu is stamped out.
after a total of 62 cases, 53 of which
" A brother of President Steyn, of the
Orange Free State, has been captured
by the British.
General George White has arrvied at
Durban and embarked upon the trans
port for East London.
England politely declined the proffer
of the United States to intercede in
the war in South Africa.
Near Baker City, Or., an O. R. & N.
freight train ran down four Japanese
section hands, two being killed.
Labor troubles are rife in Martinique.
Riots and incendiary fires spread terror
through the island, and ignorant
negroes threatened to behead the
The United States government has
purchased the steamer Columbia from
the Northern Pacific Steamship Com
pany. She will go on the regular
The flteamshirj Armenia, load ins at
New York, will carry supplies to Ma
nila for the American troops in the
Philippines, and 2,200 tons of rails and
a large amount of steel bridge and
structural work for the Siberian rail
way, to be delivered at Yladivostock.
Senator Sewell has introduced a bill
changing the name of the Paris, of the
American line, to the Philadelphia.
Three of the ships of the international
Navieation Company constituting the
American Trans-Atlantic mail service,
already bear names of American cities
the St. Paul, the St. Louis and the
T. K. Sudborough, formerly clerk in
the auditor's office of the Pacific Ex
press Company, at Omaha, has sued
the express company ana irastus
Young, its auditor, for $30,000 dam
ages, alleging that by reason of his ar
rest on May 26, 1808, on the charge of
embezzlement, he has been brought
into publio scandal and disgrace.
At Crioole Creek, Col., the February
output of gold was f 2, 296,700.
Throuehout Illinois, Michigan, Indi
ana, the southwest and west, the heav
iest snowstorm in years prevailed.
Democrats of the Kentucky legisla
ture appropriated $100,000 for detec
tion of Goebel'a murderer.
Manv college presidents and profess
ors met in Chicago to form an organi
sation to make uniform higher degrees
and shut out cheap diplomas.
Julia Arthur has retired from the
The insurgents in Manila and Hong
Kong are active.
St. Patrick's day was enthustically
celebrated throughout Cape Town.
Hetty Green's daughter is said to be
engaged to a poor Spanish nobleman.
The Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf
railway system has been sold at auc
tion. Andrew Bolter, one of the noted
entomologists in America, is dead in
Two boys, aged 9 and 8 years, were
burned to death in their own house
near Alfred, N. Y.
British industries are badly in need
of cash. The money market is head
over ears in debt.
Nine persons were injured in New
York by the dropping of a coal chute
upon an elevated train.
General Hernandez, leader of the
Venezuela revolution, is making pro
gress against the government.
Two thousand Boer women in Pre
toria have been armed to aid in the de
fense of the Transvaal capital.
United States supreme court rendered
a decision upholding the Texas courts
in their war against the trusts.
During a row in a saloon at Coeur
d'Alene, Idaho, two negroes were shot,
one fatally and the other' seriously.
Admiral Watson's purpose in send
ing a naval vessel to Tokio, China,
was for protection of American inter
ests. British are persisently prosecuting
the war in Borneo. In a recent en
gagement several scores of rebels were
Puerto Rico's distress is growing
worse. Governor General Davis cabled
that 500 tons of provisions will be
The French line freighter Pauillac
is missing. She carried a cargo valued
at $3,000,000 and has not been heard
from for over a month.
Governor Geer received a check for
$27,806.85 from the war department in
settlement of the state of Oregon's
claim for clothing furnished the volun
teers. To prevent friction with the sultan
of the Sulu archipelago, measures have
been taken by the American authori
ties in the Philippines for the adjudi
cation of any questions that may arise
which cannot be disposed of by provis
ions of the treaty which he and Gen
eral Bates entered into several months
Pueito Ricans call for a settlement of
the tariff dispute.
A school of forestry will be establish
ed at Yale university.
Governor Leary has issued a procla
mation freeing the peons of the island
The transport Meade sailed for Ma
nila, via Honolulu, with 25 doctors.
69 hospital corps men and 26 recruits.
The Port Gibson press, Port Gibson,
Miss., in which was stored 2,000 bales
of cotton, was burned. Loss $100,000.
All records are being broken by the
weather in the East and South. The
thermometer at Chicago registered 1
The feature of the St. Patrick's day
parade in Chicago was the carrying of a
bis Transvaal nag at the head of the
Ancient Order of Hibernans.
At Marietta., Ga., a mob of 175 men
battered down the door of the jail and
entered the cell of a negro and fired
about 100 shots at him. He will die.
The Academy of Music, the leading
theater of Quebeo, was burned with a
loss of $80,000. The St. Louis hotel,
adjoining was damaged to the extent
Mrs. Lida Greyeroff, the largest
woman in Indiana, died suddenly at
her home in Kokomo, falling from a
chair while playing dominoes. She
weighed 550 pounds and was 32 years
Five dead and one fatally and one
seriously injured is the result of an at
tempt to start a fire with gasoline at
Columbus, O. George White used the
fluid at James Weaver's residence, and
an explosion followed. The building
was set on fire, and the inmates were
covered with the burning fluid.
At Chicago, George L. Maglll, form
erly president of the Avenue Savings
Bank, which collapsed in, August,
1896, was convicted of receiving depos
its, knowing bis institution to be in
solvent, and sentenced to the peniten
tiary for an indefinite term. He was
also fined double the amount of the de
posit received, the fine amounting to
Maud 8., the famous trotter, died at
Schultz' farm, Port Chester, N. Y.
She was brought to the farm from New
York a week ago, and it was intended
to use her for breeding purposes. She
was sick when she arrived here, and
had been under the care of a veterinary
surgeon. She gradually became worse,
however, and all efforts to save the life
of the valuable mare were fruitless.
Maud S. was owned by the Bonner
estate, and was 26 years old. Her
trotting record of 2:08 was made in
During the marriage ceremony of
John S. Blair and Miss Somersett, near
Perry, O. T., the bride fell dead.
In a department store in San Fran
cisco, two clerks stole $7,000 from the
salary envelopes of the employes.
Near Bluefield, W. Va., Joseph
Glean, a farmer, killed bis daughter
and her lover and then killed himself.
While resisting arrest Lonnie Logan,
a notorious train robber, was killed by
an officer in Kansas City, Mo.
BIG STRIKE ORDERED
Manufacturers and Machin
ists Cannot Agree.
WILL AFFECT 100,000 WORKMEN
Will Extend Throughout the United
States and May Reach Other Coun
triesBegins at Onoe.
Chicago, March 20. After the con
ference between representatives of the
International Association of Machinists
and the Administrative Council of the
National Metal Trades Association,
ended at 10:80 this morning, President
James O'Connell, of the union, declared
that strikes would be called immediate
ly in all parts of the United States and
Canada. Such strikes will involve
100,000 men and cause to be shutdown
for an indefinite period plants having
an aggregate capacity of millions of
dollars. Chicago labor troubles are re
sponsible for the disagreement, which
is expected to precipate the general
machinists' strike. AVere it not for
the fact that leaders of the Machinists'
Union refused to call off strikes that
now exist in Chicago, Columbus, O.,
and Paterson, N. J., the manufacturers
and leaders, it is believed, would have
come to an amicable agreement and
arbitration would have been perman
ently established between the National
Metal Trades Association and the Inter
national Association of Machinists.
The members ot the executive board
of the Machinists' Union, however, re
fused to call off the Chicago strike, ai
they declined that if they did, tht
Chicago local union would secede fron
the International Association. When
the refusal of the machinists to end the
strike was presented to the maufaotur
ers, they issued an ultimatum to the
labor leaders, and on their refusal to
agree to its provisions, all negotiationi
were broken off.
Before leaving the rooms in which
the joint confennce was being held,
President James O'Connell, of the In
ternational Union, declared that tht
union would begin immediately to call
strikes in all parts of the country. The
first of these strikes will be called in
Cleveland. After all the large cities
shall have been tied up, strikes will be
called in the machine shops of all the
railroads in the country.
After meeting in seperate confer
ences, all the afternoon, the manufact
urers and the labor leaders began a
joint meeting at 8 P. M., at which ths
manufacturers submitted to the ma
chinists a proposal for arbitration.
They asked that all strikes and lock
outs be called off pending the arbitra
tion of the difficulties by a committee
consisting of the presidents of the two
organizations and two members from
each association, whose decision shall
be accepted as final.
On the second proposition the two
associations were united. The labor
leaders refused to agree to the first
proposition, and submitted a demand
for immediate and separate arbitration
of the Chicago difficulties. This the
manufacturers refused to ratify, and
the conference broke tip, both sides
making what amounted to a formal
declaration of war. The declaration
of machinists took the form of threats
of an international strike made by Pres
ident O'Connell and Organizer Reed.
The manufacturers then presented
their side of the question in a set of
resolutions in which they declared that
"the form of joint agreement this day
unanimously adopted by the adminis
trative council of the National Metal
Trades Association, and presented to
the executive officers of the Interna
tional Association of Machinists is the
best and only proposition which the
National Metal Trades Association has
to make, and that the committee again
presents the agreement of the executive
committee to the International Associa
tion ot Machinists, and requests them
to accept the same by affixing their
official signatures and notify them that
this association is ready to sign the
agreement jointly with them."
The union of the International Asso
ciation of Machinists met today and in
dorsed the action of the officers.
In view of the failure of alt efforts
for 'a settlement of the machinists'
strike, National President James O'Con
nell announced tonight that the last
detals of plans for calling a national
strike this week of 70,t)00 union machin
ists were being perfected. Mr. O'Con
nell had put himself in communication
during the day with the local unions in
several of the big cities East and West.
He declares that all is in readiness for
general walk out before April 1.
Terrorized by Regulator.
. Atlanta, Ga., March 19. A special
to the Constitution from Columbia, S.
C, says: The station agent and othel
citizens of Neeces, Orangeburg county,
telegraphed the governor at midnight
begging for troops to protect them from
white regulators, who had twice visited
the town, beat the people, white and
black, and promised to return tomor
row and kill them. Work on the sur
rounding farms has been stopped and
people driven from their business. The
governor telegraphed the sheriff to ride
across the country with a posse and
give protection until troops could bt
sent tomorrow if needed.
New York, March 20. The United
States transport Burnside arrived today
from San Juan, Santiago and Gibara,
with 40 cabin passengers and 62 dis
charged and furlougbed soldiers, eto.
Among the latter are 12 prisoners and
15 guards. The Burnside brought nim
Manila, March 20. A military com
mission at Bay am bong has sentenced to
be hanged, on March 30, two natives,
who have been found guilty of murder
ing their countrymen.
New York Muss Meeting Addressed by
New York, March 19. There was a
meeting of Boer sympathizers at Cooper
Union tonight, at which George H. van
Hoosen presided. Montague White, the
Boer representative; John E. Mulhol
land and P. L. Wessels, a representa
tive of the Orange Free State, made
speeches. Mr. Van Hoesen prophesied
that "not until all the Boers are in
their graves or all the English are in
flight will the war be over."
Referring to his interview with re
gard to the probable destruction of
Johannesburg by the Boers, he said:
"A nation making war cannot pro
vide a drawing room for its enemy.
The Boers would neither have lost noi
gained by the destruction of Bloemfon
tein; but the rase of Johannesburg is
different, as it would provide splendid
barrack accommodation for the British,
and by reason of its location and othel
advantages an invaluable base for oper
ations." As to the reported statotnent ot th(
British that President Kruger would be
held personally responsible for any de
struction of property he said:
"President Kruger is well able tc
take care of himself, and if he in not, I
call upon you to take care of him."
Mr. Wessels spoke briefly, beginning
with a reference to the reverence with
which the Boers regard their women,
and the fact that the women have been
fighting in the trenches. He deolared
the' Boers had demonstrated and would
demonstrate their right and fitness to
govern themselves. He charged Eng
land with supplying the natives with
guns to use Against the Dutch; with
falsifying the surveys, in order to get
possession of the diamond fields; with
misusing the nathns and Beers, and
with other reprehensible things. He
concluded with an appeal that America
intervene to stop hostilities, and reiter
ated the statement that - European
nations would have intervened if they
had but known how the United Statei
THE CUBAN PROBLEM.
Will Be Taken Up Whvn Puerto Rico Is
Out of the Way.
New York, March 19. A special to
the Times from Washington says:
Four weeks hence, the year allowed by
the treaty of peace with Spain for the
Spanish inhabitants of Cuba to decide
whether they will be Cuban or Spanish
citizens will expire. Immediately
after that date, April 11, according to
the plan laid down by the administra
tion at the opening of the present ses
sion of congress, preparations are to be
made for the holding of municipal elec
tions and ultimately for the election ol
a convention which will decide upon
the Cuban form of government. To
that government, according to the
original programme, the United State:
is to surrender the control of the island.
Whether that programme will be car
ried out in its entirety cannot certainly
be said. The senate committee on
Cuban affairs has the matter before it.
The plan was Senator Foraker's, and
he secured the consent of the adminis
tration to it at a time when powerful
interests were contending for a differ
ent policy, and when they had pro
gressed so far that the plan had been
announced to the public as the presi
dent's plan. Senator Foraker is confi
dent that it will be adopted, and it Is
understood that this is the reason why
be is so anxious for the immediate
adoption of a civil government for
Puerto Rico, with or without a tariff
annex. He wants Puerto Rico out of
the way, it is said, in time for the big
ger Cuban problem to have a free field.
Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, has
started for Cuba with Senators Aldrich
and Teller. Senator Piatt is chairman
of committee on relations with Cuba,
and lie, with Senators Aldrich and
Teller, form a subcommittee which
has been delegated to go to Cuba and
study the situation. Nothing has been
said about the duration of the stay the
three senators will make. It is under
stood, however, that their visit relates
to the plebiscite of April 11.
INTERVIEW WITH ITO.
Rumors of War Between Russia and
Japan Are Unfounded.
New York, March 17. A dispatch to
the Herald from Yokohama says: Mar
quis Ito, Japanese ex-prime minister in
an interview, said:
"The rumors of war between Russia
and Japan are unfounded newspaper
reports. An agreement exists between
Russia and Japan to the effect that
neither power will encroach upon
Corea, and we must believe that Russia
is sincere. The new Russian minister
to Corea has come to Tokio and our re
lations are most friendly,"
Speaking about the South African
war, Marquis Ito said:
"The outcome of the struggle will be
to inorease England's greatness and
arouse new interest in the armies
which her colonies have developed.
England will have trained soldiers all
over the globe.
"The policy of Japan is not a colonial
one. The Japanese army and navy are
intended to defend Japan and her in
terests, not for conquest. Japan has
no money for war or aggrandizement.
The new development of commerce ia
the East renders it necessary for eaob
nation to protect its interests with a
show of power. -
"The present reform revolutionary
movement," concluded Marquis Ito,
is insignificant because it has no fol
lowing among the people."
Declare Himself Dictator.
New Orleans, March 19. Advices
from Port Limon and Greytown by
steamer, say that President Iglesias, of
Costa Rica, has issued a proclamation
suspending the constitution of the re
public and declaring himself dictator
until after the threatened invasion on
the part of Morra occurs or has been
REFUSED TO CONCUR
House Objected to Amend
ments to Relief Bill.
DEMOCRATS WERE VOTED DOWN
ienate Passed a BUI Providing for
Spanish War Claims Com
mission. Washington, March 21. The house
today refused to concur in the senate
smendineuts to the Puerto Rican re'ief
bill. The Democrats supported r. mo
tion to conour, on the giound that it
would further delay in extending re
lief to the inhabitants of the island,
but the Republicans stood firmly be
hind Chairman Cannon in his demand
that the house should insist upon its
original provision to appropriate not
only the money collected on Puerto
Rican goods up to January 1, but all
subsequent moneys collected or which
are to be colleoted. The remainder of
the day was devoted to District of Co
Two measures of national importance
nd many of slightly less interest were
passed by the senate today. The leg
islative, executive and judioial appro
priation bill, carrying more than $25,
000,000, was passed without debate.
The measure providing for the appoint
ment of a commission to adjudicate
and settle claims of the people of the
United States growing out of the war
with Spain was also passed without op
For a brief time the Puerto Rican
government and tariff measure was un
der consideration. Foraker, in charge
of the bill, submitted some committee
amendments. A few of them were
agreed to, but the important ones are
still pending. A free trade amend
ment to the bill was .offered by Beve
ridge. BIG ORDER FROM MANILA.
Million Dollars' Worth of Clothing for
Washincton. March 21. Colonel
Patten, of the quartermaster-general's
office, today completed arrangements
for the shipment of about $1,000,000
worth of clothing and equipage to Ma
nila for the use of troops in the Philip
pines during the next six months.
TheBe shiDmeuts will be made by way
of New York and San Francisco by the
first available transports, and are in
response to cabled requisitions from
the depot quartermaster at Manila.
Among the principal articles cunled
for are 130.000 khaki coats. 122.000
pairs of khaki trousers, 100,500 pairs of
russet shoes, 50,000 pairs of black calf
sikn shoes, 220,000 pairs of cotton
stockings, 75,000 nankeen shirts, 05,
000 cotton undershirts. 70,000 pairs
leggings, 50,000 ohambray shirts, 65,-
000 dark blue flannel shirts, o,UOU
campaign hats. 75,000 pairs' nankeen
ilnwon A1 nnft nnlra ft faun tlrAwnrfl.
10,000 linen collars, 10,000 waist belts,
75.000 hat cords. 1.500 tents (includ
ing 200 hospital tents), 2,000 blankets,
12,000 brooms, 8,000 scrubbing
brushes, 5,000 barracks chairs and 10,
000 light woolen stockings.
With the exception of the Hunt
woolen stockings, all articles are in
Htnck at the various niihtnrv depots.
and will be forwarded with no more
delay than necessary.
Woolen stockings have not heretofore
been considered as an essential part of
the outfit of a soldier in the tropics.
and consequently were not kept in
sotck. These articles will be pur
chased in the open market in San
Francisco and forwarded with the rest.
In addition to the articles already
enumerated, 500 field ranges are called
for. Even these were in stock, and
will be sent forward. Under the pol
icy adpoted by the quartermaster de
partment arrangements will be made
immediately to replenish the stock in
all depots up to the maximum amount
at the time of the receipt of the mam
moth order from the Philippines.
Empress Snubs the I'owers.
Peking, March 21. The ascendency
of the anti-foreign party is becoming
pronounced. The dowagor empress
appears unable sufficiently to reward
the officials who exhibit marked hos
tility to everything not Chinese. Hen
Tung, probably the most bitterly anti
foreign official of the empire, has been
decorated with the three-eyed peacock
feather, which has never been conferred
for 80 years. The notorious Li Peng
Hing, who was dismissed from the
governorship of Shantung on Germany 'e
demand, has been advanced to the first
rank, and the ex-governor of Shantung,
Yuh Sen, has been appointed governor
of the Shang Si district, a snub to the
powers interested, and likely to preju
dice British interests in the proivnee,
as the powers believe his maladminis
tration is the cause of the present state
of affairs in Shantung.
Plague Spreading in Australia;
Adelaide, South Australia, March
21. Five deaths have recently oc
curred here from what is suspected tc
be the bubonic plague.
Sydney, N. S. W., March 21. An
other death from bubonio plague hat
occurred here, and two fresh cases are
Reconstruction of Theatar Francals.
Paris, March 21. The chamber ol
deputies today adopted a credit ol
2,400,000 francs for the reconstruction
of the Theater Francsis, recently des
troyed by fire, and for the providing ol
a temporary home for the Comedic
Francais at the Odon.
Steps have been taken by the Topeks
Commercial Club to have a big expo
sition in Kansas in 1904, in celebration
of the 50th anniversary of theorganiza
liou of the territory of Kansas.
BOERS AT KROONSTAD.
Sutler With SB. OOO Men to Attempt U
I'orce Blggarsberg Range.
London, March 21. Kroonstad,
where the Boers are concentrating, is
80 miles from Bloemfontein. It is sur
rounded by a country of hills and jun
gles. General Gatacre is now resting at
Springfontein, preliminary to joining
General Buller's hill work before
Ladysmith has given him an experience
which is about to be used in forcing
the Blggarsberg range. It is believed
that 25,000 of his 40,000 men are about
to engage General Botha's force, and
the next news of fighting will probably
come from Natal.
The leaders of the Afrikanderbund
are circulating a petition in Cape Col
ony asking the imperial government
not to take away the independence oi
Thirty-two thousand additional
troops for South Afiica are now at sea.
Canadians at Carnarvon.
Carnarvon, Cape Colony, March 21.
The Canadian mounted rifles, under
Colonel Herohinor, and the Canadian
Artillery, commanded by Colonel
Drury, have arrived here with a con
tingent of yeomanry. The presence of
this force here has had an exoellent
effect in the-district. It is said that a
large force of insurgents is in the vi
cinity of Van Wyck's Vlei.
Settlement of Sulu Disputes.
New York, March 21. A speoial to
the Herald from Washington says: To
prevent friction with the sultan of the
Sulu arohipelago, measures have been
taken by the" American authorities in
the Philippines for the adjudication of
any questions that may arise which
cannot be disposed of by the provisions
of the treaty which he and General
Bates entered into several months ago.
Colonel Pettit, who succeeded Gen
eral Bates as commanding general of
the department of Mindanao and the
Sulu archipelago, has issued this order,
a copy of which has juBt reached the
"It is directed that all oases in dis
pute between the sultan and his sub
jects and the United States which come
in conflict with the provisions of the
treaty, be referred by the commanding
officers at S'Assi and Bonago to the
military commander at Sulu, who will
take such action as he may deem best,
making a full report to the distriot
Medals to Spanish War Veterans.
Washington, March 20. The. Na
tional Society, Sons of the American
Revolution, on Wednesday evening will
present medals to such members of tho
District of Columbia Socioty as served
in the war with Spain. Senator Lodge
will deliver the address. This aotiou
is taken in accordance with a resolu
tion adopted at the last congress of the
society at Detroit, authorizing a com
mittee to prooure from the govern
ment an old Spanish gun or plato from
one of the captured ships, to strike
medals from the same and distribute
them to members of the society who
served in the late war.
Fast Mall Wrecked.
Montgomery, Ala., March 21. The
fast mail on the Plant system, which
left here last night, was wrecked about
a mile and a half from Ozark. Wil
liam Kellar, a commercial traveler
from Savannah, Ga., and Conductor
Reed, were fatally injured. Others
injured are: R. L. Todd, division pas
senger agent of the Plant system, Mont
gomery; Jack Comaker, Southeastern
passenger agent of the Mobile & Mont
gomery, and C. L. Mitchell, a mer
chant of Zark. The train was slowing .
up for a bridge when the rear truck of
the tender jumped the track and the
entire train, except the last sleeper,
left the rails. Two passenger coaches
and two sleepers turned over and rolled
down an embankment.
Victory for American Shipowners.
Vancouver, B. C, March 21. An
important ruling was received today
from the secretary of the treasury, at
Washington, by the collector of cus
toms in Vancouver. This was to the
effect that in future no American goods
will be allowed to go north in Cana
dian vessels to Skagway for looal con
sumption there without payment of the
regular duties. This is .a victory for
Boxing Bout Knded Fatally.
Santa Cruz, Cal., March 20. Frank
Cass, 18 years old, was killed at Levin
lakes today in a friendly boxing bout
with Bert Whidden. In the eighth
round Whidden struck Cass with a six
ounce glove on the left side of the neck.
Death resulted in half an hour. Cass
weighed 170 pounds, being 20 pounds
heavier than Whidden.
Applications for the War Loan.
London, March 21. In the house of
commons today the chancellor of the
exchequer announced that the total
number of applications for the war
loan was 89,800, and that the subscrip
tions were 335,500,000. The largest
application, he added, was for 10,
000,000. Victoria Wheat Crop Short.
Melbourne, March 21. The official
statistics of the wheat crop in Victoria
show only 15,000,000 bushels, instead
of 21,000,000 bushels, which was the
estimate before the harvest. The ex
portable surplus will be 6,650,000
bus'uels, instead of 13,000,000.
Smallpox oa the Newark.
Washington, March 21. Advices to
Surgeon-General Van Reypan, indicate
that the number of cases of smallpox
on the cruiser Newark was limited to
two, as originally reported, contracted
by two sailors who mingled with the
natives at Vigan, in Northern Luzon.
The report of Assistant Surgeon Rus
sell, attached to the Newark, indicates
that these cases were successfully treat
ed and the spread of the disease prevented-