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VOL. XI. IIOOD RIVER, OREGOK, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1S0O. NO. 48.
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HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
8. F. BIVTHE.
' Termi of subscription $1.50 a year when paid
s In advance.
' The mall arrives fwm Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays,' departs the
same dars at noon.
' Knr (ihenoweth, leaves at 8 a. nf. Tuesdays,
Thuridava and Saturdays; arrives at 6 p. m.
For White Salmon (Wash.) leaves daily at 6:45
a. m.: arrives at 7:l.i p. in. '
From White Salmon leaves for Fulda, Gilinor,
Trout Lake and (jlenwood daily at 9 A. M,
For Hiniren (Wash.) leaves ut5:45p. in.; ar
' rive at 2 p. m.
IAUKEL REHEKAH WiT.REE LODGE. No
i 87, I. O. O. F. Meets first and third Hon
, davs in each month.
; Mi-hstei.i,a Richardson, N. 0.
' H. J. Hirbaru, Secretary.
CIAN'BY POST, Ko. 16, GYA. R. Meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All G. A. K.
members invited to meet with us.
M P. 18ENBKR8, Commander
T. J. CtwiNQ, Adjutant.'
CANBY W. It. C, No. Id-Meets first Satur
day of each month in A. O. V. W. hall at 2
p. m. Mrs. Adeija Stranahan, President.
Mrs. Ursula Dukes, Secretary.
OOD RIVER LODGE, No. 105, A. F. and A.
M. Meets Saturday exeniiiR on or before
each full moon. O. E. Williams, W. M.
D. McDonald, Secretary. ,
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday ullit of each month.
G. R. Castnkr, H. P.
G, F. WlLMAWft, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25. O. E. 8.
Meets Saturday alter each full moon and
two weeks thereafter.
Mks. Mary A. Davidson, W. M.
0LETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, United Artisans.
Meets second Tuesday of each month at
Fraternal hall. F. C. Brosius, M. A.
D. McDonald, Secretary. ,
T 7AUCOM A LODGE, No? SO, K. of P.-Meets
W in A. O. U. W. ha'.l every Tuesday nipht.
Geo. Stranahan, C. C.
G. W. Graham, K. of R. 4:8.
"MIVKKSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. O. U. W.
Jl. Meets first and third Saturdays of each
mouth. O. G. Chamberlain, M. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier. , .
H. L. Howe, Recorder.
IDLEWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets in Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. A. G. Getchel, N. G.
H. J. Hibbard, Secretary.
fyf F. 6IIAVV, M. D.
Telephone No. 81.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Oflicc upstairs over Copple's store. All calls
left at the office or residence will be promptly
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and WBh.
Ington. Hss had many years experience In
heal Estate matters, as abstracter, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisiactlon 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 fur office treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 33, residence, 3L
Harbison Bros., Ppops.
FLOUR, FEED AND, ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
grinding done every Saturday. During th
busy season additional days will be mentioue
In the local columns.
Boon KIVER. OREGON.
DAPERHANGING, KALSOMINING, ETC.
If your walls are sick or mutilated, call on
E. L. HOOD.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay.
Oth!3 hours two, 6 A. M. till 8. P. M., and all
night if necessary.
CONO1Y SHOE SHOP.
Men's half soles, hand eticked, (1;
nailed, nest. 7oc: second, 50c: third. 40c.
l adies' hand stitched, 75c: nailed, best,
POc; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
"THE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latest and best in
(.lonftctioneries, uamiieB, jnuis, xooacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE 4 GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to 3
and 6 to 7 r. M.
J'P. HOOD SAW MILLS
TOMMSfOtf Bhos, Phops.
.....FIR AND PINE LUMBER....
Of the best quality alvras on hand at
, prices to sun ine times.
TI,o tsnV,!!. a invitpd in rail Sit. mV
1 flu ('""'" . . . ... - - J
pallery and iiipucct my work. I aim to
eive satisfaction in an cases wnere worn
F. . ... j m... u: t l.l
Out bide V lews a ripecialtv.
i CHARLES RIGGS
DALLAS Sl SPANGLER,
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"i ' t :' DEALERS IN
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Hardware; Stoves and Tinwars
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers
" Goods, Pruning Tools, Etc
We have a new and complete stock
of hardware, stoves and tinware, to
which we will keep constantly adding.
Our ni es will continue to be as low as
Portland prices. 1
mum mmi i m:uvt.
TENTS OF THE DAI
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Item Fror'
the Two Hemispheres' Present
a Condensed Form.
Bloemfontein is badly in need oi
The total British losses in the Boer
war are now 23,000.
A Texas town in the flooded district
as destroyed by a tornado.
Fishermen testing the Columbia
river near Astoria found but few Chi-
The Puerto Rioan bill, as amended
by the senate, passed the house by a
vote of 163 to 153.
Admiral Dewey denies the story of
is withdrawal as a candidate for presi
H. C. Frick will dispose of all his
holdings, something like $16,000,000,
in the Carnegie Company.
An internatonal naval demonstration
will soon take palce at T;iku Cin, the
gulf of Pe Chi Li, Chins.
During a fight with riotous laborers
in New York, one Italian striker was
killed and several wounded.
At the Georgia Populist convention,
Senator Marion Butler, of North Caro
lina, was denounced as the ' 'chief of
George W. Hull, an Arizona million
aire, was arrested in JNew xoric on a
charge of perjury in a divorce case
against his wife.
Competent authorities estimate that
the wastage of horses monthly by the
British forces in South Africa, must be
calculated at not less than 5,000.
B. C. Bergin, an assayer in the Uni
ted States mint at San Francisco, has
been arrested for stealing small
amounts of gold daily for months past.
Capitalists of Berlin, through a Chi
cago firm, have made an offer to pur
chase the Ferris wheel. The wheel,
which weighs 2,200 tons, will be ship
ped to Berlin.
In Snn Francisco, 500 pounds of
plug-out tobaoco have been seized in
various local stores by internal levenue
agents, because the packages were in
Burglars in Chicago stole diamonds,
ewelry and silverware valued at $40,-
000 from the home of Orrin V. Potter,
the multi-millionaire and ex-presl-
dent of the Illinois Steel Company.
The period of time allowed Spanish
residents in the Philippines to elect
whether they shall remain Spanish sub
jects or adopt the nationality of the ter
ritory in which they reside has expired.
Commodore William K. Mayo, died
at his home in Washington, aged
General Lee has been appointed
command ' the new department
Havana and Pinard de Rio.
Nicaragua has landed troops
Columbian territory. The nature
the movement is not understood.
A 2K-year-old child was scalded to
death by falling into a tub of hot water
and lye, near Ashland, Or.
Indians attempted to rescue the
murderers of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Horton,
but were driven off by Skagway troops.
The United States government denies
the report that it has joined with other
powers in threatening to land troops in
A vote on the resolution relative to
the seatina of M. S. Quay as senator
from Pennsylvania, will be taken
Thomas H. Tongue was renominated
for congressman fiom the Second diS'
trict on the first ballot at MoMinn-
Texas and Lousiana, to guard against
bubonic plague, may establish a quar
antine against Chinamen coming
An inventor of thorite has announced
his willingness to sell the government
the right to manufacture the explosive
The British bark Iranian, which
satled from New York, November 25,
fnr Yokohama, has been wrecked on
the Japanese coast.
The Building Trades Assembly, of
Houston, Texas, has ordered a general
strike in sympathy with the carpenters,
causing 1,500 men to walk out.
Two neero murderers were executed
at iJummerville, Texas. When sen
tenced both asked for a deck of cards,
and declined the offer of a Bible.
A minister of Ballard, Cal., near
Santa Barbara, committed suicide by
blowinar the top of his head off with
shotgun. Temporary insanity was the
Fnrmr Concressman Charles A.
Towns, of Duluth. Minn , ' has an
nounced himself as a candidate for the
vice-presidential nomination on
fireat Britain's naval estimates
amount to 30,000,000.
Buffalo Bill says 80,000 Mormons
tm salt f ji1i will found a city in
steamer Prairie, with American ex
t.iV,ih fnr tha Paris exposition, has
arrived at Havre. '
It costs $4,400,000 a year to main
tain the 24 royal palaces of F.mpera
William throughout the German
'.. ' i.
Congress will adjourn in June.
The milk trust of Chicago is broken.
War taxes will not be reduced at
this session of congress.
Great Biitain will levy a tax pn
mines to pay the expenses of the war.
A burglar entered a saloon in Che
halis, Wash., and took $500 in silver.
Four men were killed and several in
jured in a drunken riot of coal miners
near Johnstown, Pa.
Heavy rain and snow storms in the
vicinity of Denver are causing much
delay to railroad traffic.
John Hannigan, aged 63, one of the
best-known horse trainers in the coun
try, died at Mildale, Ky.
Two Mexican outlaws held up a
gambling house in Johnson, Arizona,
and killed a prominent mining man.
Rev. William J. Rutledge, of Jack
sonville, 111., prominent Methodist
minister and originator of the G. A.
R., is dead, aged 86.
The legislature of Trinidad has re
jected the offer of Canada for recipro
cal trade and adopted the convention
with the United States.
Two hundred or 800 families bought
1,200 acri'S of land near Eugene, Or.,
with the intention of dividing it up
into 40-acre tracts and working on the
Burglars at Toronto, Ont., dug
through the nine-inoh brick wall of
the vault of St. Simon's church with
crowbars and picks and stole $1,175,
the Easter offeiing.
Conditions in famine-Stricken India
are deplorable. Sixty millions of peo
ple are suffering and 80,000,000 are in
dire distress, and only 5,000,000 an
receiving government aid.
In New York, Julius Koster, a brick
layer, who had inherited $300,000
from his brother's estate in Germany,
was found dead, swinging from a rope
in an eniptv water tank on the roof of
his house. He had been ill, and the
sudden change from poverty to riches
affected his mind. -
In New York, a school of voice cul
ture was begun on a portentious scale
at Carnegie Hall, under the direction
of Giacomo" Minkowsky, called the
Metropolitan School of Voice and Sing
mg. Edouard de Reezke and Mme.
Nordica will eive scholarships to tne
best gifted pupils under Minowaky
Maurice Grau and Andrew A. Meteor
mick are lending their influence. Min
kowsky is a composer of note.
The Paris exposition was formally
FiliDinos are again active near
One man was killed and a boy fatal
ly injured in a $400,000 fire which oc
curred in Brooklyn.
Durine a fire in a coal mine near
Pittsbure. Pa., one man perished and
two others in the pit escaped.
During the siege of Ladysmith, Gen
eral White's total losses from all
causes were 169 officers nad 8,163 men
British people insist on a change in
the army service, owing to the unsatis
factory conduct of the campaign against
Three men are said to have found
gold in quartz formation within two
miles of Jophn, Mo., wnicn assays $w
to $80 a ton.
A Chinaman, possessing documents
bearing the seal of the court of Peking,
identifying him as emperor, was arrest
ed at Wu Chang.
The University of Edinburgh, Scot
land, conferred the degree of LL D. on
Joseph H. Choate, United States
bassador to Great Britain.
At New York, 5,000 cigarmakers,
emploved by six of the largest firms in
that city, have been blocked out.
reason is given for the action.
Rnfus Wrieht. a millionaire and
treasurer of the firm of Morgan
Wrieht. bicycle tire manufacturers,
was fatally shot by a woman in Chicago
The cruisers Detroit and Marblehead
and gunboats Bennington and Concord
have been ordered out of commission,
owing to the lack of a sufficient number
The Chinese government has sent
7,000 troops to Shan Ting to suppress
the "Boxers." However, it is noton
mm that the maiority of the troops are
members of the same society.
The transport Lake Erie, with up
wards of 500 Transvaal prisoners, in
eluding French, German and Russian
members of the foreign legion, captured
at Boshof. sailed from Cape Town for
The trial of Perico Pipin, who re
cently led a small uprising against the
onvrnment of Santo Domingo, has
ended with the conviction of the pris
oner, who was sentenced to 20 years'
imprisonment and to pay a fine of $30,
000 in gold.
Mrs. Krneer. wife of Oom Paul, on
beina interviewed, said that she trust'
ed God would soon stop the merciless
bloodshed, but that the republic would
be victoriously defended, even if Pre
toria were finally taken. She added
that ebe had had in the field 83 grand
sons, two of whom were killed, four
sons, six sons-in-law, and numerous
At a meeting of the De Beers com
pany Cecil Rhodes said annual profits
of diamond mines in Kimberley are
f in nnn.noo.
Public sentiment in England insist,
Hpuu nurax.Mw u rwu.. -
r, .ken ntA BRrtWmSPT f)T I in)tt riFll 1
ain in the Boer states
after the war's
A private cablegram from Port of .Tex., April 17. In consequence of tht
Spain, Veneznela, says the British con-1 poor crops, wheat prices are advancing,
sul at BpHvar, named Lyons, has been and the situation will allow large im
assassinated. '; ' gortations from California
GATES THROWN OPEN
Formal Dedication of France's
THE SHOW IS FAR FROM READY
Speeches of President I.oubet and Min
ister MUlerand Completeness and
Kxtent of American Kihlblts.
Faris April 17. The exposition of
1900 is open, but it will be at least a
month before anything but buildings is
to be seen. The day's ceremonies were
a peculiar mixture of sumptuous splen
dor in the Salle des Fetes, and wide
spread confusion elsewhere. Nothing
could have exceeded the picturesque
stage setting in the beautiful building
in which the ceremonies were held, the
gorgeous uniforms of the diplomats and
soldiers, the splendid orchestra and
chorus and the magnificent effect pro
duced by the grand staircase, up whioh
President Loubet proceeded to view tne
exposition, lined with some 200 picked
men of the Republican guard, with
jaokboots, white breeches, gleaming
cuirasses and horse-hair plumes stream
ing from shining helmets. At the top
of this stairway was a room, the in
terior of which could be seen from the
Salle des Fetes, and this was hung with
priceless gobelins from the Louvre.
Into this splendid apartment President
Loubet entered and walked down the
avenue to his boat. This part of the
day's arrangement was perfect, but the
rest was chaos.
The weather today was luckily all
that could be desired. Fourteen thous
and guests had been invited to the
function, aud they had. because of the
fine weaher, only the dust to endure.
Had the day been wet, the unrolled
paths of the exposition grounds would
have been turned into a mass of mud.
The afternoon was a holiday in Paris
by general consent, and a host of
country people crowded into the city
to swell the multitudes, who from an
early hour serged in the direction of the
exposition and took up positions along
the route of the presidential procession
and at the approaches to the grounds.
The immense number of guests prao-
tically swept the central streets clean
of cabs, of which an unbroken stream,
several deep, drifted slowly toward the
gates between noon and 2:80 P. M.
Drifted is the correct expression for the
rate of progress, because the traffic ar
rangements were so inadequate that
hundreds of vehicles did not reach the
exposition at all, and the occupants
were either left stranded en route or
were obliged to abandon their carriages
and proceed on foot. This was the ex
pedient ordinarily adopted, even by
several members of the diplomatic
corps and two gorgeously attired offi
cials of the Chinese embassy, after
hastily walking several blocks, arrived
in the Salle des Fetes just in time to
hear the cheering at the conclusion of
the ceremony .
TROOPS CALLED OUT.
To Suppress Italian Striken at Croton
Croton Landing, N. Y., April 17.
While everything is quiet and peaceful
in the neighborhood of the Cornell dam
tonight, nearly 800 armed deputies are
guarding the works,, and each one of
them is guessing as to what tomorrow
may bring forth. The striking Italian
laborers, whose homes are in the vicin
ity of the works, are behaving them
selves excellently. But underneath
their assumed quiet there is stubborn
resolve not to go back to work nor let
any outsiders take their places until
the contractors agree to pay the in
crease of wages demanded. Strenous
efforts are being made by Italian Con
sul Branchi to bring about a settlement
of the difficulty. . The strikers are very
determined in their demands, and swear
that if outside labor is brought here
they will fight tooth and nail to prevent
It. Angelo Rotella, who is the recog
nized leader of the strikers, said today:
"This is a fight to a finish. We earn
more money than we are receiving, and
the contractors must pay us for our
work. The state should protect us,
and, instead of sending deputies and
soldiers to help the bosses, they should
compel them to treat us rightfully. If
the bosses attempt to bring the other
laborers here we shall prevent any work
being done, and if the military comes
to help them, then we will fight th
Attempted Murder and Suicide.
Carbondale, 111., April 16. Gus
Young, a prominent young man of
Murphysboro, shot and wounded Mise
Kate Van Clooster and then blew out
his brains in a temporary fit of jeal
ousy. Young was a real estate man
and the lady was a member of one of
the best families of Southern Illinois,
She will recover.
Tornado's Work In Texas Town.
Dallas, Tex., April 17. A special to
the News from Royse, Tex., dated April
"A tornado struck this place at mid
night, and it is believed that several
lives have been lost. Eight houses
were wrecked, and at this hour th
jreatest excitement prevails.
Pitcher Purchased for STSO.
Kansas City April, 17. Managei
Manning, of the Blues, has closed a
I deal with Pittsburg for Pitcher Chim-
'g ' Buffalo, purchas-
Chile Importing Wheat. ,
Santiago de Chile,, via Galveston.
CHINESE REIGN OF TERROR.
Powerful Viceroys Protest to the Em
Shanghai, April 16. A full account
bus been received here of the meeting
an March 6 at Peking between the em
press dowager aud the grand council.
I'rotests were read from the viceroys
and governors of nine of the 18 prov
inces against the policy of the empress
dowager. These officials are the great
est provincial authorities in China.
They declared unitedly that, if the em
press dowager persists in persecuting
the reformers and continuing her teign
of terror policy, the Chinese under
them will rebel against the Manchus.
The viceroy at Nanking says he has
140,000 Hunauese troops who are anx
ious to fight the Manchus, and he fears
he oannot control them. The vice
roys who united in this remarkable step
represent the provinces of Kiang-Su,
Anhui, Kiangsi, Hunan, Unpen, Che
kiang, Fookien, Quangsi and K wang
ling, with an aggregate population of
Until this protest had been made,
the dowager empress had been having
things quite her own way. Though
she has desisted from her purpose to set
up a new emperor, yet her wrath to
wards those who opposed her has shown
no abatement. It is unbounded. Kin
Lien-Shan has been captured in the
Portugese colony of Macao, off the
South Chh.a coast, by Li Hung Chang's
detectives. Mr. Kin fled from Shang
hai last month. He is the manager of
the national system of telegraphs in
China, and headed the petition signed
by 1,200 notables against setting up a
new emperor. Probably he will be
decapitated. An English law firm
here has been regained to defend him.
The government has trumped up
charges of defalcation against Mr. Kin,
who is reilly a very able and enlight
On March 1 instructions were wired
from Peking to Soo Chow, capital of
Kiang-Su, to arrest and put to death
the reformers Weng T'Ung-Ho and
Shen Pong. These men had been in
very important positions in reiung,
but were easily captured in Soo Chow.
The chief reformer. Kang Yu Wei, has
fled to Singapore. The empress dow
ager has offered $100,000 for his body,
dead or alive.
It is said that there is an official
list, prepared by the Peking govern
ment, of the names of 800 reformers
who are proscribed. A speoial list of
over 85 names exists of those who are
to be killed as soon as they are cap
Three Tergons Killed and Number In
jured In a I'lttsburg Accident.
Pittsburg, April 14. Without warn
ing and with a rush and a roar, the
four-story brick building at the corner
of Second avenue and wood street col
lapsed today, burying in its ruins a
number of people, three of whom were
taken out dead, five were badly hurt,
and several others slightly injured.
The building was occupied by the
Armstrong, McKeivy Lead & Oil Com
pany. It was being remodeled by Con
tractors McGovern and Lyte, who were
converting the lower floors of the corner
store and that next door into one lame
room. About 48 feet of the middle
partition had been removed, and steel
girders, supported by heavy iron posts,
were in place, and the finishing touches
were being put on the remodeled work.
The firm this morning began the trans
fer of its stock from one toom to the
other, and apparently centralized the
heavy weight of the leads and oils about
the middle of the structure. Ine col
lapse began by the second floor break
ing through, carrying with it the two
floors above, making a breach from top
to bottom throueh the center of the
The fact that the rear portion of the
building on Second avenue did not col
lapse saved many lives. It was in that
part of the building that the offices
were located, in which there were about
10 persons. Those who were in the
rear portion of the building heard the
crash and ran out of the side door into
Second avenue and escaped. The loss
of the firm will be about $40,000.
Bfashnna In More Trouble.
Capo Town, April 16. The admiral
in charge of the British fleet in these
waters has refused to permit the Brit
ish steamer Mashona, Captain John'
ston, to proceed beyond Durban. The
agents of the vessel announce that the
cargo destined for Delagoa bay will be
landed at Durban.
The British cunboat Partridge on
December 8 captured the steamer Ma
shona, which had sailed from New
York. November 8. via St. Vincent,
November 6. for Alaoa bay, loaded
with flour for the Transvaal. The ves
sel and the foodstuffs were subsequently
released on bond and the prize court on
March 13 rendered a veidkt that a
portion of the cargo was condemned,
but thnt the steamer was formally
Plague BloU In India.
Bombay. April 14. Plaeue riots
have taken place at Cownpore, where
the segregation camp has been destroyed
and 10 persons have been killed. The
rioters killed five constables and threw
their bodies into the burning camp,
Order is now restored, but all business
is susrjended and the populace is sul'
len. Troops and volunteers are patrol
lint; the citv. ituardina the mills and
Chicago Tailors Will Fight.
Chicago, April 16. A secret meet
ing of the Merchant Tailors & Drapers'
Kxchuntre was held last night. When
the meeting broke op it vifts announced
that the members of the exchange were
opposed to receding in any particular
from the stand taken in the fight with
the Journeymen Tailors' Union in their
demand for the back shop system.
The fire of genius is frequently ex
tinguished by having cold water poured
on it. Chicago Daily isaws.
FIGHTING IN LUZON
Insurgents Attacked Garrison
at Batoo, North Ilocos.
REPULSED, LOSING 106 MEN
Captain Uodd't Cavalry Force Sur
rounded a Village, Capturing Many
Prlsoners-Keport of a Gold Find.
Manila, April 18,Y-General Young
reports that 800 insurgent riflemen and
bolomen attacked the American garri
son at Batoo, province of North Ilocos,
yesterday, but were repulsed, losing
106 men. The Americans had no
Captain Dodd, with a squadron of
the Third cavalry, recently surrounded
a village in Union province, and sur
prised 200 insurgents living in bar
racks, it apparently being the reoruit-
ing center for the province. ine
enemy lost 53 men killed. Our troops
also captured 44 men and burned the
village. One American was wounded.
Gold In Luson.
San Francisco, April 18. The trans
port Tartar, . whioh arrived Saturday
afternoon from Manila, was released
from "quarantine today. The Tartar
brought advices from the Philippines
up to March 6. One of the reports
from Manila is that William Udun,
who is spoken of as a miner of large
exDerience. nas returned iroin a pros
tiectinK trio on the distant coast ot
Vigan, He showed rich specimens of
gold, and declared that he had located
a ledge of quartz as ricn as anytnmg in
Colorado or California. He is organiz
ing a company of ex-soldiers, and will
go into the mountain districts of Vigan
to seoure olaims. In an interview in
the Manila Freedom, Odun says:
"Never before did I see such indica
tions of mineral wealth. . I have trav
eled from the Klondike to South
Afrioa, and I am convinced that there
is not a muoh richer mineral country
in the world than the Island of
STEEL PLANTS SHUT DOWN.
Troubles In Building Trades
Given as the Reason.
Chicago, April 18. Labor troubles
in the building trades are stated by
President John W. Lambert, of the
American Steel &i Wire Company, as
reasons for orders issued today for the
closing down of all the plants of the
conotru in the vicinity ol unicago ana
those of Joliet, 111., excepting the
Rockdale mill and the extensive plant
at Anderson, Ind. Twelve plants were
ordered closed.. Thousands of skilled
workmen were temporarily suspended
by the action of the wire magnates.
President Lambert said: "Labor trou
bles are at Jh bottom of it. Our
market ha im destroyed by the stop
oina of buidliugi labor,' and we h.e
had to shut dowjl until the accumulated
stock is ofl.'foy.
fNew YorkU April 18. John W.
Gates, president of .the American Steel
& Wire Company. -was seen today in
reference to a dispatch froiri the west
which stated that a number' of con
stituents concerned ia the mairi com
pany hudsuspended opeftttions. v He
confirmed the statement, and said that
12 of the mills have been shut down.
They are located at Pittsburg, Cleve
land, Joliet, Waukegan, iu.; ue Ram,
III.; Newcastle, Ind., and Anderson,
Ind. Mr. Gates said the cause of the
closing down of the mills was over
production. . He said he was unable to
state when the mills wouia resume
operations. When asked for his view
as to the trade situation and outlook,
Mr. Gates stated that the shut-down of
the mills was the best evidence of the
current situation. Mr. Gates made
another statement later, in which he
said the 12 mills whioh had been
closed had a daily capacity of from
8,000 to 4,000 tons, it is saw as
many as 4,000 men, boys ana gins will
be affected by the shut-down.
Pittsburg, April 18. The American
Steel & Wire Company's mills closed
in this district include those at New
castle, Braddock, and the Oliver mill,
on the South Side, Pittsburg. It is
estimated that about 2,000 men are
affected in this section.
Italn In Mississippi.
Meridian, Miss., April 18 Seven
inches of rain has fallen in this city
and vicinity since yesterday. The
damage by high water will reach up
wards of $200,000, and two fatalities
have been reported. This city is sur
rounded on three sides by a vast ex
panse of water, and all trains are In
definitely delayed by disastrous wash
outs. Recently planted crops in the
lowlands in a radius of 10 miles are
under water, and citizens in flooded
districts have fled to the highlands for
safety. The dam of the Meridian
Waterworks Company reservoir gave
way this afternoon, and the damage will
reach $10,000. Two negro boys who
attempted to cross Sowashie creek,
east of the city, this afternoon, were
The rain is still tailing in
torrents. The - storm is generalj
throughout the state, and railway traf-'
Ac is eeneraliy suspenaea, owing w
washouts in all directions.
Anti-Lynchlug Law Invalid.
1 Columbus, 0. 'April . 18. The su
preme court today declared that the
anti-lvnching law is unconstitutional.
The lav provides that the heirs of any
person who is lynched may collect $5,-
000 - from the , commissioner iu the
county in vhieh. ,the affair occurs.
The decision was rendered in the cases
of Click Mitchell, hanged by a mob at
Urbana, and J. W. Caldwell.iwho was
shot and beaten by, strikers at Cleve
land. ; s .
GAS MAIN EXPLODED.
Mnn Instnntly Killed and
Probably Fatally Injured.
Loganpport, Ind., April 18. Too
much pressure and a piece of defective
gas pipo in the mains of the Chicago
Pipe Lino Company at a joint four
miles southeast of here was the cause
of a terrifio explosion today, in whioh
Michael Ellison, Jr., was instantly
killed, and five other men received in
juries from which it is doubtful if they
will recover. Twelve men were in the
trench repairing a leak in a 10-inch
main, from which the gas had been
transferred to sn eight-inch main near
it. The men were around a "T" on
the eight-inch main, and Ellison was
stooping over it when the pipe explod
ed. He was found 150 feet away, his
bones broken and having probably met
instant death. George- Morrison, in
charge of the work, was sent sprawling
on the ground 80 feet away, with gravel
and dirt blown into his skin, his body
wrenched, and his clothes torn and tat
tered. Will Briggs inhaled gas and
was taken home unconscious. Three '
laborers were knocked down and
bruised in a frightful manned The
rest of the men escaped with slight in
juries from flying dirt and rock. . The
"T" weighs 1.000 pounds, and it was
carried a distance oi 50 feet. The ex
plosion tare the ground for. a distance
of 400 feet, aud was heard for miles,
besides the heavy jar.
NATAL BOERS MOVING, ,
Natives Report They Hare Left Eland's
Luagte' District. .
London, April 18. A Ladysmith - ',' 5
special, dated April 16, says that
natives report that the Boers in Eland's - .
Laagte have retired beyond Bigars- ,'
berg. This information tends to con- '.
firm the report that the Boers blew up .
three important colliers, near Wessel's -
Nek, completely destroying the same.'
A Cape Town dispatcn says nearly j
8,000 horses have landed there since
April 13, which indicates that every
effort is being made to remedy a great
defect in the British organization. ' ' 1
TBe chief Boer delegate, Fisher, ao-
companied by Dr. Leyds, visited the
president of the Dutch cabinet today at "
The Hague, but the doings of the dele
gates create little speculation in Eng-
land. i, " .'."-.. ...... . .
Frederick Villjers, the veteran war
correspondent, ' who arrived at South
ampton today from the front, ; Baid he
believed that the worst of the : war is ,
over, but that guerrilla warfare will -continue
for some time.
A bulletin issued at Pietoria, April
13, reports that the-burghers captured
600 slaughtered oxen at Wepener, and
that General Froneman that day de
feated the British, causing them to fly
in the direction of Wolverport, appar- y
eatly over the Orange river.
Troops Are on Hand. ' ;
Groton Landing, N. Y., April 18. , ,
The first bloodshed as the outcome of '
the strike at the Cornell dam was the
life blood of Sergeant Robert Douglass, ?
of the Eleventh separate company, of
Mount Vernon, who was shot dead by- - . .
an uukuown assassin while he was re-1 sV" -lieving
guard at 8:50 o'clock last ni.ht.' , i .
The wildest exoitement prevailed ..
troughout the camp as soon as the news ' 1. .
of the assassination spread to the differ- ; '
ent tents, and the soldiers are frantic ht' ,
over the crime. The point where the
sergeant fell is known as Post. 10, -;.t (
which was in charge of Corporal Mo- ' V
Dowell. It is situated on top' ol the "
hill, near Little Italy, wher,prnied - 'J -
strikeis were seen drilling or marching .. li'
about early' this morning, brandishing
rifles and shotguns.' The spot is high ,
over the huge pile of masonry, and
from it one can command a view of the
country on each side up and down the " '
Croton valley. ' '
' Kegro Shot Into a Crowd. ' . '.
i Indianapolis, Ind., April 17. A
colored man riding a bicycle shot into
a crowd of iO boys in WestJIndianapolia
this afternoon, wounding Clarence Vort ' ' .
in the hip and George Colder in the
thigh. Both are seriously wounded.
As the colored man was passing the . '
crowd they began to chaff him and. he .-.
fired. lie then rode away, pursued by '
an infuriated mob of 100 people, who
threw bricks, stones, and clubs at him,
but failed to overtake him. Cries of ;, .
"lynch him" were heard on all sides.
The'tiian is said to have had another
difficulty in the same vicinity about a ;
month ago, and at that time threatened
to shoot. The police failed to locate
the negro. , . . .. ' ' '
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French Church Ilurnod.
Paris, April 18. The historic church .
of Notre Dame des Vortus, in the out
skirts of Paris, was entered Sunday
evening or Monday morning by van '
dais, who, after pillaging it, set it on
fire. Several firemen were badly in
jured by burning brands. The interior
of the church was found in a state of
great disorder, and the communion ves- t
sols are believed to, Jiave been stolen,
unless they are bulled ' m the. debris.
One of the huge bells fell Into . the j ;'
sacristy and three others tlirvngh a roof
into the organ. Three Jaea Fere seen
leaving the church just after ; the flie
was discovered. VV -
Kansas City Carpenters' Strike. .
Kansas City, April 18. Slightly
over 4(H) union carpenters went ou
strike today for an increase of wages
to 87 cents an hour. The contract-
ors offered 5 cents, but it was rejected
by the men. " , ' V
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 18. A
through freight train on the Southern
lailway struck a mule and was
wrecked while running at full speed
. near lluntsville,
Ala., while going
down a steep
freight cars crowded ., upon the - over
turned engine and ; suffocated and
crushed to death in the cab both Engi
neer Percy Armstrong and Fireman Os
borne, who had stuck to their posts.
Five of the train crew were serious".