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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET L,EFT."
VOL. XI. " HOOD, RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1900. ' NO. 47.
;H00D RIVER GLACIER
J Published Kvery Friday by
; 8. F. ULYIUE.
Ternii of subscription 91.50 a year when paid
j THE MAILS.
? The mail arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. in. Wednesdays and Saturduys; depart! the
time days at noon.
For chenoweth, leaves at s a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives at p. m.
For W hite Salmon (W ash.) leaves daily at 4:44
a. m.i arrives at 7:1ft p. m.
From White Salmon leaves for Ftilda, Gllincr,
Trout Lake and Ulenwood daily at V A. M.
For BinKen (Wash.) leaves utS:4jp. in.; a
rives at 2 p. m.
TAl'REL UEHEKAH DEfiRF.B LODGE, No
J 87, I. O. O. F. Meets first aud third Mon
days in each month.
,. Mi-s Stella Richardson, n. O,
; H. J. Hibbaru, Secretary.
flANBY POST, No. 16, O. A. R. Meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall second and fourth SaturJavi
of each month at 2 o'clock p. in. All G. A. K.
members invited to meet with us.
,i M P. Isenbkhu, Commaudor
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
nANBV W. R. C, No. 16-Meets first Satnr
; j day of each month in A. O. U. W. hall at 2
!p. m. Mrs. adelia Stranahan, President.
Mrs. Ursula Uukks, Secretary.
ItIOOD RIVER LODGE, No. 1(15, A. F. and A.
ill M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. G. E. Williams, W. M.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
.' HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
' 11 Meets third Friday niKlit of each month.
; U. R. Castner, H. P.
I 0. F. Williams, Secretary. .
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, 0. E. 8.
Meets Saturday alter each full moon and
two weeks then-alter.
Mi-.s. Mart A. Davidson, W. M.
OLETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, United Artisans.
Meets second Tuesday of each month at
Fraternal hall. F. C. Brosius, M, A.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
IITAUCOMA LODGE, No. 30, K. of P.-Meets
VV in A. O. U. W. hall every Tuesday night.
Gko. Stranahan, C. C.
G. W. Graham, K. of R.&B.
IJIVKRSIDK LODGE, No. 68, A. O. U, W.
i Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. O. G. CHAMBERLAIN, M. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
H. L. Howi, Recorder.
IDLKWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Mecta in Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. A. ti. Getchil, N. U.
H. J. IIibbard, Secretary.
ty F. SHAW, M. D.
; Telephone No. 8L
All Calls Promptly Attended
Oltlce upstairs over Copple's store. All calls
' left at the office or residence will be promptly
i attended to.
; JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ABSTRACTER, NO
i TARY PUBLIC and REAL
, ESTATE AGENT.
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash.
tntton. Has had many years experience in
Real Estate matters, as abstracter, searcher of
, titles aud agent. Batisiactlou guaranteed or no
v J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
aud diseases of women.
Special terms for oflice treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 33, residence, 81.
Harbison Bros., Profs.
) FLOUR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
1 Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
grinding done every Saturday. During tin
' busy season additional days will be mentioue
I in the local columns.
HOOO H1VEB, OREGON.
pAPERHANGiNC, KALSOMINING, ETC.
If your walls are sick or mutilated, call on
E. L. ROOD.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay.
0.nc3 hours fr j n 6 A. M. till 6. P. if., and all
night if necessary.
CONOMY SHOE SHOP.
Men's halt soles, hand sticked, $1;
nailed, beBt, 75c ; e econd, 60c ; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
W)c ; serond, 35. Best stock and work
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
HE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nats, Tobacco,
. ....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE & GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
1 'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to S
and 6 to 7 P. M.
JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
ToMMNtotf Bros, Pbops.
FIR AND PINE LUMBER
Of the. best quality a! was on hand at
prices to suit the times.
The public is invited to call at my
gallery and in?DPct my work. I aim to
give satisfaction in all cases where work
is intrusted to roe. Prices Reasonable.
Out Side Views a Specialty.
DALLAS & SPAXGLEK,
Hardware, Steves and Tinwars
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers
Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc
" WaHnfo a nnv anrl nnmnlete stock
of hardware, stoves and tinware, to
which we will kep constantly adding.
Our p. i.-es will continue to be as low a
8EPAI2IS3 TilWIHE 1 JPE1I1LTT.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
&a Interesting Collection of Items Fror'
the Two Hemisphere Presented ,
n a Condensed Form.
The Republicans elected 10 out of 85
aldermen in Chicago.
Admiral Dewey has announced him
self as a candidate for president.
Genreal French has given up hit
chase after the retreating Boers.
Boston is agitating the question ol
prohibition of ringing church bells.
The United States building at the
Paris exposition will be closed on Sun
days. Queen Victoria landed at Dublin,
Ireland, her first visit to the island in
A temperance movement has been
inaugurated in Mexico, owing to the
increase of drunkenness.
Admiral Dewey's collection of curios
and trophies, at his request, will be
placed in the Smithsonian Institute.
Turkish tower at the Paris exposition
obstructs the view of the United States
building and Commissioner Peck hat
protested against it.
The Vanderbilts and Morgans now
have plans almost perfected which
will give them absolute control of the
coal supply of America.
Forty-four young men of Thurston,
Or, have petitioned the military board
for the organization of a company of
the National Guard at that place.
The mammoth auditorium in whiob
the Democratic National convention
was to have been held on July 4, wai
burned to the ground, entailing a lost
At Logansport, Ind., 150 masked
men blew up two bridges and burned
two toll houses on the Logansport and
Burlington pike at midnight. The
road is the only pike in the county,
and protests have been directed against
high toll and the alleged bad condition
of the pike.
The newly organized American
Match Machine Company, a New Jer
sey corporation, is about to enter into
competition with the Diamond Match
Company, known as the match trust.
The new company does not intend to
confine its attention to the trade ot the
United States, hut will make a vigor
ous fight for European trade, through
the sale of rights.
W. J. Bryan addressed 10,000 peoplt
at Tacoma, Wash.
War tax will not be reduced at this
session of congress.
The Puerto Rican bill passed thi
senate by a vote of 40 to 81.
The publio debt decreased $6,000,000
during the month of March.
A bill was passed to throw open
Idaho and Oklahoma Indian lands.
The journeymen plumbers of Indian
apolis have struck, demanding an in'
crease in pay.
The legislative council of Trinidad
has ratified the reciprocity treaty with
the United States.
Aguinaldo is in Singapore. Singa
nore naners mention the fact and nub
lish short interviews with him.
The plasterers of Minneapolis have
been locked out, pending the settle'
ment of their dispute as to hours.
Pearl harbor, in the Hawaiian islands,
will be improved and fortified and
made available for naval purposes.
Mexico's army convicts will bs
abolished by the new secretary of war,
Volunteer service is to be encouraged.
The marine hospital service has sent
an urgent request to congress for an
ppropriation of $500,000 to fight
ilague in various seaport towns.
The casualties in the Philippine war
since January 1, have been: A men
cans, 88 killed, 163 wounded; insur
gents, 1,426 killed; 1,453 captured.
Great preparations for war are going
on in Russia. All messages in regard
to movements of troops are censored
and all officers are denied leaves ol
The Illinois Brick Company, of Chi'
cago, the brick combine of that city,
has filed with the secretary of state a
certificate of increase of capital stock
from $10,000 to $9,000,000.
The party of scientists under Pro
fessor A. Agassiz, who left San Fran
cisco several months ago on an expedi
tion to the South Seas, has returned.
This scientific expedition went first to
the Pomotos, exploring the northern
part of those islands, a region never be
fore examined by scientists. After
refitting the vessel at Tahiti, the re
mainder of the Society islands, s well
as the Cook, Savage and the islands
of the Tonga group were explored.
After refitting at Suva, the Ellice,
Gilbert and Marshall islands were ex
plored and the island of Guam was
Gov. Smith, of Vermont, owns a pri
vstA locomotive. It is fitted with lux
urioui accommodations for eight pas
There is a scheme to construct a dl
rect railroad from New York to Chi
cago, saving 800 miles and making
the distance in 16 hours.
A a rhairman of the board of direc
tors of the New York Central Railroad,
Channcey Depew draws the snug salary
of $60,000 annually.
Webster Davis addressed an Immense
pro-Boer audience in Washington.
The Copper Stain mine, in Josephine
county, Oregon, was sold for $9,000.
Cubans have confluence in General
Gomez and entreat him not to leave the
The Edward T. Smith box factory
at New York, was destroyed by fire;
Ex-Governor Pattison, of Pennsyl
vania, is wanted for vice-president on
the Democratic ticket.
Boers claim to have captured 11 guns
at Bloemfontein waterworks, instead
of seven, as first reported.
Building tradesmen in Indianapolis
have returned to work, their employers
conceding to their demands.
Generals in the Philippines are call
ing for more troops. They cannot hold
the rebels down with the present force.
The Boers havo succeeded in cutting
off General Brabant's two or three
thousand troops from all other British
The 65th anniversary of the birth of
King Leopold, of Belgium, was appro
priately celebrated throughout the
The British North American and
West Indies squadron is to be increased
by one battleship, two cruisers aud
several torpedo boats.
The body of an unknown young man
was found in the Willamette river near
Oregon City, with his head entangled
in a fish net. It is a case of deliberate
H. H. Pitcher, banker of Oakland,
Cal., committed suicide by blowing
his brains out. Pitcher was trustee of
an estate valued at $600,000. His
trust was being investigated in court.
The United States supreme court de
cided the case of Grundling vs. the city
of Chicago, involving the validity of
the anti-cigarette ordinance of that
city. The ordinance was attacked as
unconstitutional. The opinion of Jus
tice Peckham held the ordinance not
to be unconstitutional.
In his addiess at the memorial ser
vices held in memory of the late Dr.
Isaac M. Wise, at Isaiah temple, Dr.
Emil G. Hirsch made an appeal to the
Jewish people of Chicago to raise $500,-
000, which is the amount yet required
to lift the debt on the Jewish Union
College, in Cincinnati. By so doing,
Dr. Hirsch said, the great work which
was begun by Dr. Wise, and carried
forward by him under difficulties,
could be fully accomplished.
Emily Coghlan, the actress, died at
Stamford, Conn., aged 86 years.
Half the village of Proctorville, Ohio,
was destroyed by fire. Loss $200,000.
A German scientist has invented a
compound whioh melts iron in five
Boers in Natal are becoming active,
and an engagement with Buller is im
The German flag has been raised over
the Samoan islands of Upolu, Manono,
Apolima and Saru.
Captain John Codman, the famous
advocate of free ships and free trade, is
dead at Boston, aged 86.
The statue of Maud Adams will not
be admitted to the Paris expositon be
cause it is a personal exhibit.
At Pittsburg, Pa., a big eight-story
department store was destroyed by fire,
causing a loss of over a $1,000,000.
Another brother of President Steyn,
of Orange Free State, was captured at
Karee Siding, and is riow at Bloem
The squadron of the United States
navy, recently formed in Chinese
waters, is to have its headquarters at
Forty people lost their lives at Austin,
Texas, due to an overflow of the Col
orado river. Property destroyed ex
Walter E. Groffe, the defaulting
cashier of the Adams Express Company
at Dayton, Ohio, who left the city
October 6 last, taking with him $3,000
of the corporation's money, has been
arrested in San Francisco.
The situtioo in.Ashantee-is unchang
ed. A Coomassie runner reports that
all the Ashantee tribes are in arms, the
king of Bekwal alone remaining loyal
It is believed that the Ashantee golden
stool has been found and that the rising
is due to the endeavor of the governor
of the colony, Sir Frederio Mitchell
Hodgson, to take possession of it.
The American Plate Mirror Company
was chartered at Harrisburg, Pa., with
a capital of $50,000,000. This com
pany is composed of well-known plate
glass men, and is looked upon as the
beginning of a determined move on the
part of the American plate-glass men
to wrest the trade in this country for
plate mirrors from foreign manu
Senator Tillman, from the committee
on mines and mining, reported the
bill Drovidinz for the utilization of a
part of the proceeds of the sales of pub'
lie lands in support of schools for min
ing in the public land states. It pro
vides for the appropriation of $10,000
annually for the present in each case
and the gradual increase of the amount
A national congress of mothers is to
be held at Des Moines, la., May 21-25.
The department of agriculture will
plant 100,000 rubber trees in the Ha-
At Lady Lansdowne's concert in
London, Mme. Patti is said to have
worn diamonds worth over $1,000,000,
Gen. John J. Elwell, a hero of the
civil war, died at Cleveland, O. His
military service extended from 1861 to
LOOD AT AUSTIN
Swollen Colorado River Car
ried Away the Great Dam.
THIRTY OR FORTY LIVES LOST
8lmllnr to the Johnstown Disaster
Great Loss to Property Part of
the City Inundated.
Austin, April 10. This city is to
night in pitch darkness, with a raging
river, one mile wide, swollen far be
yond its natural banks, roaring and
surging through all the lower portion
of the town, having spread death and
destruction in its wake. In addition
to the vast loss to property interests, it
is calculated that between 80 and 0
lives have been sacrificed, and the v.
ports coming in from the tribute
country tonight do not tend to iinpro-
matters. The flood is not unlike t '
disastrous Johnstown flood of sor..o
years ago, in that a raging river,
already swollen far beyond its capaci
ty, bore to heavily upon an immense
dam spanning a river, breaking it and
letting loose a reservoir of water 80
miles long, half a mile wide and 60 feet
deep, to aid in carrying destruction
down the valleys of the Colorado river.
The great dam in the Colorado gave
way at noon from the enormous pres
sure of water and debris, and with a
roar and crash swept the valley below
the city, wrecking the immense light
and power plant and drowning eight
Last Wednesday night it began to
rain very hard at this place, the storm
extending north of here along the
watersheds of the Colorado river. The
precipitation continued until this morn
ing, the downfall averaging six inches
within an hour. All this vast quantity
of water all along the watersheds of
the Colorado river rapidly swelled the
current until at 8 o'clock this morning
the river, whioh had been rising steadi
ly since last evening, was a raging tor
rent, having risen 40 feet within 10
After daylight this morning it be
came evident that the situation was
serious. The river began to rise so
rapidly that it became evident that
the dam, power house and contents,
costing $500,000, were in imminent
danger. To add to the danger of the
situation, small frame houses, trees and
debris of every description commenced
descending the river, and piled up
against the upper face of the dam.
This weight was augmented every
moment until by 10 o'clock there was
a mass of debris lodged against the
dam which threatened the safety of the
struoture. In addition, millions of
gallons of water, muddy from its long
journey, was whirling and plunging to
the 60 foot fall, and it was evident that
no wall could withstand the immense
Breaking of the Dm.
The crisis came shortly after 11
o'olook, when suddenly, with a leport
like the roar of the ocean, a great
wedge, 25 feet high, 500 feet wide, and
about 8 feet thick, rolled out of the
center section of the dam, down the
face of the 60-foot fall, deep into the
river below. This left a hanging gap
in the very middle of the dam, through
which the debris and water fiercely
poured, while the flood, already raging,
was threatening everything in its path.
The released water poured into the
power house, catching eight employes
at work there, drowning all of them.
Within a snort time all the valleys
to the south and west of Austin were
filled to overflowing with water, and
the southern portion of the city, tribu
tary to the river, was inundated.
Large crowds oolleoted on the river
banks, and several persons were swept
into the river when the dam broke, but
all were saved by boatmen.
A crowd of white people, numbering
about 80, living just below the dam in
tents, were seen . at their habitations
just before the dam broke and have
not been accounted for since. It is
generally believed that all of them
were swept away.
A family of six negroes living in the
valley south of the city are known to
have been drowneVL
It is estimated that more than 100
houses have been destroyed, and the
loss to property will be great. The
breaking of the dam engulfed the old
water company's plant below the city,
and it is tonight lying 15 feet under
water, while the city is in darkness and
Caused a Serious Train Wreck.
Laredo, Tex., April 10. The north
bound passenger train which left here
over the International & Great North'
era railway this morning, was wrecked
by the spreading of the rails near Two
big, about noon. The entire train, ex
cept the engine, went into the ditch.
Mail Agent Sobright was seriously in
jured, and several others seriously hurt
Further details have not been received
The Rio Grande has come to a stand
at 26 feet, without damage to the
bridges here, but the waterworks ma'
chinery is submerged, and the crops
along the river have been destroyed.
Plana and Organ Factory Burned.
Chicago. April 10. Fire today partly
destroyed the piano and organ factory
of the M. S. Schurx Copmany, corner
Morgan and Superior streets, entailing
a loss of $50,000, covered by insurance
The cause la thought to have been spon
Saratoga Cpera-House Burned.
Saratoga, N Y., April 10. The Sans
Souci Open House block and the
SchaSer building, at Ballston, were
burned today. Loss, $150,000.
SANNAS POST AMBUSCADE.
Boers Captured Valuable Paper and
riani From the Itrltlsh.
Brandford, Orange Free State, April
9. Burghers who are returning from
the scene of the Saunas Post ambuscade
(also referred to as Karre and Korn
Spruit) furnish interesting details of
the occurrence. It appears that when
the first retreating British wagon en
tered the drift the ambusoaders shouted
"Hands up," removed the officers and
let the cart through. The process was
repeated several times, until the wag
ons arrived in a bunch, when the ruse
was discovered and a disorderly fight
followed. In one cart were two offi
cers, to whom Commandant Dewet
shouted "Hands up." One of them
obeyed, whereupon the ohter shot his
comrade dead, refused to surrender,
and was immediately shot. The
burghors lost three men killed and 1 10
wounded, including a field cornet.
Among the wounded was Dutch Milit
ary ' ttaohe Nix, who received a bul
. the ohost. Altogether the Boers
I 889 prisoners throughout the
r b ;nincanoe ot tne uauie must
.1 " jderrated. It was fought by a
forcu o. ?ree Staters, on a flat plain,
and without shelter. The Free Staters
are now desirous of marchngon Bloem-
fonten, and the Transvaal olllcois are
anxous to emulate the successes of
their lute allies. All the Southern Boer
forces have now formed junctions with
the main Boer army, and form a large
foice of veterans. The burghers, who
were prevously short of food, now have
plenty. Commandant Dewet sent the
British guns, wagons and prisoners to
Perhaps of greater importance than
the victory is the capture of British
secret papers, including maps and
plans of 1897, 1898 and 1899, outlining
elaborate schemes for the invasion of
the Orange Free State and the .Trans
vaal, and giving a plan for reaching
Johannesburg from Mafeking along Dr.
Jamieson's route, amended so as to
avoid mistakes. Another gives the
plan for a march from Bloemfontein to
Kroonstad. Advices from Yienters
berg, Prieska and Kenhardt show the
colony is full of rebels. The Kenhardt
rebels are marching on Calvinia, and
others are on their way to Fourteen
A dispatch box was found at Sannas
Post containing oaths signed by Free
Staters. The signers have been sent
for in order that the get ul may ex
plain the invalidity of oaths under
APPEAL TO THE POWERS.
President Steyn'i Speech to the Free
Pretoria, April, 9. In his speech at
the opening of the Free State Raad,
President Steyn deolared that, in spite
of the surrender of Bloemfontein, he
had not lost the hope of the triumph of
the republican cause. The war, he
said, was forced upon the Transvaal,
and nothing remained for the Orange
Free State but to throw in its lot with
its sitser republic, in accordance with
the terms of the treaty. The war, he
continued, was begun with the object of
maintaining the independence secured
with th blood of the forefathers of
the nation, and had been so successful
that it bad caused the greatest wonder
throughout the world, and even to the
After paying a tribute to the memory
of General Joubert, Steyn said the Brit
ish, notwithstanding their overwhelm
ing numbers, were violating the flag ot
truce and the Red Cross, and he was
compelled to report the matter to the
neutral powers. The president further
remarked that the attempt to create
dissension amoug the burghers by issu
ing proclamations had failed. Refer
ring to the correspondence between the
South African presidents and Lord
Salisbury, Steyn proceeded:
'Not only were those efforts made,
but the republics dispatched deputa
tions to Europe and America to bring
the influence of the neutral powers in
order to secure cessation of bloodshed,
and I greatly desire that these efforts
be crowned with success."
GOES TO CONFERENCE.
Hawaiian Territorial Bill Passed by
Washington. Anril 9. The house.
after four days of debate, today passed
the substitute for tne senate bill pro
vidins for a territorial torm oi govern
ment for Hawaii. The bill now goes
The most interesting feature of the
days' proceedings was the attempt of
Hill, of Connecticut, to secure tne
ndnntion of two amendments, one pro
vidino- for aresident commissioner in
utend of a delegate in congress, and the
other declaring that nothing in the act
should be interpreted as a pledge of
statehood.' Both were overwhelmingly
Deboe, of Kentucky, today gave no
tice that he would move to refer the
credentials of ex-Senator J. C. S.
Blackburn, as a senator from that state,
to committee on privileges and elec
tions. During the greater part of the
session the senate bad under considera
tion the Indian appropriation bill.
Sullivan, of Mississippi, delivered a
speech in favor of seating Hon. M. S.
Gold Mines Laid Off.
Cripple Creek, Colo., April 9. Two
hundred miners have been laid off at
the Portland mine on account of the
high rates demanded by the smelters
for the treatment of gold ores.
Two Negroes Hanged.
Bailey, Ga., April 9. King and
Louis Goss by, colored, who killed Dan- (
lei Mims, a farmer, and his young
child near here the night of March 6
last, were executed here today. i
A WINTER CAMPAIGN
Robert's Stay at Bloemfon
tein Will Be Long.
AWAITS CLOTHING AND HORSES
In the Meantime, lie Will Italse fielge
of Haleklng Boere Planned m
London, April 11. Britons are now
beginning, though reluctantly, to real
ize that Lord Roberts is in for a winter
campaign, lasting several months.
This ia the end, in a few words, of the
high hopes based upon Lord Roberts'
brilliant dash to Kimberley and Bloem
Pieparations are being made to hold
Bloemfontein against surprises. Lord
Kitchener has been given an important
duty, being responsible for the protec
tion of the railway while Lord Robert
is waiting for remounts and winter
clothing for the troops, whose thin cot
ton khaki uniforms and boots are worn
out. General Brabant and General
Gataore are both at a standstill.
Lord Roberts will probably for some
time confine his operations to clearing
the Free State behind him of raiders
and to the relieving of Mafeking, for
which purpose apparently the English
division, now arriving at Cape Town,
has been ordered to Kimberley. Lady
Sarah Wilson and other Mafeking cor
respondents send diuries of the doings
there, showing that the Boors have
tried, by abandoning their trenches, to
lure the beseiged out into a mined
ambush. Fortunately, the British en
gineers discovered the mine, cut the
wire communication and unearthed 250
pounds of dynamite and war gelatine.
What the chances are for an advance
to Pretoria may be judged from the fact
that only from 6,000 to 10,000 horses
are on their way to the Cape, and from
the further fact that the military tail
oring department only within the last
three weeks began making woolen kha
ki uniforms. It is said it will take at
least two months to provide 200,000
Mr. Steyn's address to the Free State
raad at Kroonstad is confirmed. The
Fischer-Wolmurens deputation hag full
power to negotiate i'or peace, subject
to the load's sanction.
Lady Roberts will remain at Cape
Town. The Duke of Westminster, the
Duke of Marlborough aud Lord Henry
Cavendish Bentwick have gone to tht
A MEXICAN LAND GRANT.
Refusal to Recognise It Hay Lead to
Monterey, Cal., April 11. A paper
of considerable international import
ance has just been received from Lon
don by Jacob R. Leese, ot this city,
son of the California pioneer, Jacob P
Leese. Th6 paper is the original grant
from the Mexican government, made in
1863, to Jaoob P. Leese and others of
18,000,000 acres of land in Lower Call
fornia for colonization purposes.
At the time the grant was made,
Mexioo was in a state of war, which
continued practically until after the
accension of Diaz to the presidency
and Leese and his associates found it
difficult to induce colonists to go there.
A further contract was made with the
Mexican government, by whioh Leese
paid $100,000 for the land upon the
condition that if he failed to colonize
because of the war before the expira
tion of an alloted time, the government
was to return him $50,000 of the
This amount has never been paid,
and it is stated that the Mexican gov
ernment absolutely refuses to reoognize
Leese's claim. J. R. Leese, elreu son
of Jacob P. Leese, received a deed
from bis father shortly before the hit
ter's death, assigning him one-eighth
of the entire 18,000,000 acres, and it is
this, as well as the $50,000, for which
he is fighting. He intends to move at
once through the state department at
Washington for a recognition of hi
claim and a restoration of his property
and that of other heirs.
Seeking Chinese Foothold.
Tacoma, April 11. The steamer
Monmouthshire brings news that the
commercialists of Japan are agitating
the question of Japan obtaining a foot
hold in Foo Kinn province, in Southern
China, opposite Formosa.
The Japan Export Society, founded
by Count Inouyo, has appointed
committee of influential men to inves
tigate the best methods of increasing
the exports and decreasing the im
ports. The came society sent one of
its members to Foo Kien, which prov'
ince he reports rich in silver, iron, lead
and coal. He recommends that min
ing concessions be first secured, to be
followed by railroad concessions be
tween Foo Chow and Kiu Kong, 560
miles. The port of Tswanchi, he says
should be opened to facilitate trade
By order of the empress dowager, two
of the most prominent Chinese reform
era have beeu sezied and probably exe
A Mexican land grant to Jacob
Leese, made in 18G3, may cause trouble
between Mexico and the United States,
War In Colombia Spreadlug.
Kingston, Jamaica, April 11. Co
lombian advice? just received here an
nounce that a rebel attack is women
tartly expected at Savanima. It is
added that the place has been prepared
for the expected movement, and that
artillery has been trained so as to com
mand the harbor. At Cartagena, a
is excitement, owing to the rebels' sue
cesses, and a large body of government
troops has arrived at Colon to stengthen
the garrison there.
AMERICANS TOO FEW.
Hot Sufficient to Keep Filipino Insar-
Manila, April 11. Reports of en
counters between the Americans and
the insurgents continue to arrive from
many points. On Friday Captain
Sturgis, while reconnoitering, struck
an insurgent outpost on the Nevaliches
road, five miles distant from Manila.
killing two and cantuiing 10. All
were in full uniform. Unfortunately
Captain Sturgis' force was not large
enough to pursuo the main body.
A detachment of the Forty-second
infantry, while scouting in Laguna
province, was pursued by the insur
gents and obliged to take refuge in a
church at Paeto, where the Americans
repelled the rebels until reinforced.
Lieutenant Gordon, with a company
of the Sixteenth infantry, while scout
ing near Apart i, Cagayan province, en
gaged 250 insurgents. Lieutenant
Uordan was wounded.
The insurgents made a night attack
upon Calbayon, Island of Samai. They
killed the sentry, swarmed into . the
town, and seaiched the house of Major
Gilmore, of the Forty-third Infantry,
who was absent. They killed his cook.
Ultimately the Americans drove them
out of 'he town, killing four and cap
General Young, commanding in
North Luzon, has made several requests
for reinforcements, representing that
his force is inadequate; that the men
are exhausted by the necessity of con
stant vigilunce; that he is unable to
garrison the towns in his jurisdiction;
that the insurgents are returning to the
district and killing the amigos, and
that it is necessary for him to inflict
punishment in several sections betore
the rainy season shall begin. General
James Bell, who is commanding in
Southern Luzon, has made similar rep
resentations. He says his forces are
inadequate, and he merely holds a few
towns, without controlling the terri
tory. The president of Samal, province of
Baar, Luzon, and another prominent
native, have been assassinated because
they were known to be friendly to
Americans. The president of another
town has joined the insurgents beoause
they had threatened to kill him if he
THE FLOODED COLORADO.
Situation at Austin Ii Slightly Im
Austin, Tex., AprU 11. The flood
situation is improved here somewhat
but the reports from points below in
dicate that the full effect of the im
mouse volume of water is being felt in
Wharton aud Fayette counties, every
thing being inundated and much loss
of property and livestock being re
ported. In Bastrop county the flood has
caused much damage, and something
li'.:e 50 washouts and losses of bridges
are reported by the railways. Advices
from the area surrounding the county
seat of Bastrop county are to the effect
that there has been some loss of life
among the farming class, as their
homes were inundated without warn
ing by the tidal wave, but outside of
an unconfirmed report that eight lives
were lost, nothing can be learned.
In the southern part of this county
several persons are missing, the num
ber representing a family of six Ital
ians, and two negro families, whose
homes have been washed away. The
river is receding rapidly at this point
and above, notwithstanding the fact
that another heavy rise was reported
earlv this morning on the Concho, 125
miles north of here.
Reports tonight from La Grande, in
Fayette county, are to the effect that
while much of the lower part of the
town is under water, the property loss
is small. No one is missing.
Senate Rejected the Amendment Pro
viding for Them.
Washington, April 11. After some
further discussion today, the senate re
jected the sectarian school amendment
fib the Indian appropriation bill, offered
by Jones, of Arkansas, by a vote of 80
to 16. As has been the practice for
two or three years, the free homes
measure was offered as an amendment
to the bill, but it was ruled out on the
point of order that it was general legis
lation, aud, therefore, not germane to
an appropriation bill. Without divis
ion, the bill was passed. The measure
carries about $8,414,000. An unsuc
cessful effort was made to agree upon a
date for a vote on the resolution rela
tive to the seating of Quay as a senator
from Pennsylvania. The effort will bet
renewed tomorrow. During the last
two hours of the session, the Alaskan
civil code bill was under consideration.
An amendment offered by Hansbrotigh
concerning the title to mining claims
in the Cape Nome district provoked a
This was a dull day in the house.
The agricultural appropriation bill was
under consideration, a-id was made the
vehicle of considerbalo desultory de
bate on irrelevant political topics.
Good progress was made with the bill
after the close of the general debate, 29
out of the 87 pages being covered before
A great many Christians are dead
wires because some one small part of
the life is switched off from God.
Snow Storm In Montana.
Bozeman, Mont., April 11. Snow
has been falling for the past 40 hours,
and there are now nearly two feet on
the level. The storm is the heaviest in
12 months. Farming lands needed
snow or rain, and the benefit will be
great. - - - - -
Guns for Portland Naval Kjserve.
Vallejo, Cal., April 11. Two three
inch field guns were sent to Portland,
Or., from Mare island today, to l
used by the naval militia.