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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD ItlVElt, OItE(JO FIMDAY, FElUtUAllY 15, 1901.
NO. 3l. '
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Kvery Friday by
0 H. r. HI.VTIIK.
Ternn of subscription- il.SU 4 year wlieu pud
The mall arrives from Ml. Hood at 10 o'clock
ft. 111. Weritieadays and Saturdays; departs tli.
same days at noon.
rbenoweth, leaves at 8 a. in. Tuesdays,
Tbnrsdavs and Haturdnvs: arrives at A p. tn. '
for W hue balinon (V anil.) learVs daily ai :A
ft. m.; arrlvei at ":!' p. in.
from White Salmon leave (or KuMa, (illiner,
Trout Lake and Glenwood daily at A. M.
t or Bingen (Waalr.) leave, at p. ni 1 ar
AI KM, KKHKKAH liKHRKK I.OIM1E. No
i 87, 1. (). . K.-.Meeth tliKt and third Mon
days incarh tuoiith.
Mis Katk Dive.npokt, N. 0.
II. J.'llIRBARP, Secretary.
pANHY HOST. No. 16, (). A. K. -Meets at A.
I ) (I. II. YV. Hall nni'ond anil fourth HalnrJavs
r park month at 2 11 elo k p. m. Ally. A. H,
member. Invited to meet with in.
T. .1. cvn.mnu, Commander.
J. W, Hiuby, Adjutant.
(1ANBY W. R. C, No. 16- Meela Brat Hatur
) day of each month in A. (. U. W. hall at t
p. m. Mkh. B. K. Hiiokmakkr, Pretldent.
Mrs. 1'nmi.A iM'KKs, ttecrvlary.
OI ItlVKK I.OWIK, No. Kft. A. F. and A.
M.Mei'ia Saturday evening on or before
cacnillll n. A fc. KAIIM, W, M.
A. H. Batkiiam, Heeretary.
HOt)l) KJVKR (IIAPTKII, No. 27, R. A. M -Meela
third Friday Ik li t of earn month.
r. C. bBoia'H, 11. P.
H. F. Davidson, Seore'ary.
IIOOI) KIVKR CH AFTER, No. 25, O. K. 8.
JL Meets second and fourth Tne.day .ten
Hi k a o' each month. Via tor. co d ally wel
comed. Mns. Kva H. Havms, W. M.
H. F. David ON, Secretary,
0I.F.TA AS8KMBI Y, No. 103, Inlted Artisans.
Meets et'ond Tnesdav of each month al
Fraternal hall. F". C. HK'.Btrs, M. A.
I). McDonald, Secretary,
YrAI'COMA I.OIKIK, No.ai, K.of P.-Mcett
II in A. O. li. VV. hall every Tupaday nltthu
Horham k mint, C. (J.
Frank I.. Pavidson, K. of K. & 8.
K1VKKHIDK I.OIX'K. No. 6M, A. . I'. W.
Meet, rlrat and third Saturdays of each
month. N. C Evans. M. W.
.1. F. Watt, Financier.
H. L. How i, Recorder.
1DI.EWII.DE I.OlKiK, No. 7, I. O O. F.
Meen In Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. A. 0. (jRTtHKI,, N.O.
J. E. Hanna, Secr.lary.
1 001) RIVER TENT, No li), K. O. T. M.f
Jl meets at A. ). I!, W. hall 011 the firm and
third Fridays of each month.
J. K. Rand, Commander.
I) IV E RSI HE LOIRiK NO. 40. DEC REE OF
li HONOR, A. (. V. W. -Meets ftrxt and
third Saturdays at ft P. M.
Mrs. (ieoROtA Rand, C. of II.
Mb. Chai Cl.ARKK, Recoriter.
SUNSHINE POCIETY-Meeta tecond anil
fourth Saturdays of each month at i
o'clock. Miss Lksa Snkli., Preaident.
Miss Carrie Rittlkr, Secretary.
Jy F. SHAW, M. D.
Telephone No. 81.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office upstairs over Everhart'a atore. Alt
call left the orttce or residence will b
t.roni t y attended to,
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-ATLW, ARSTRATTOR, NO
TARY l'lMtMC and REAL
For 23 yeara a resident of Orewn and Waah
liiKion. Has hnd many ypi r- exierletu e In
Real Estate niat-.ra, aa alt atMor, searcher of
titles and HKent. batikfactiun xuaranieed or
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. & N. Co. la especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and diseases of women.
Special terms for oflice treatment of chronl.
Telephone, office, 125, residence, 45.
JJ J. FREDERICK
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
K"timatt8 furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kindi
of shop work, fchop on State Street,
between First and Second.
J)APERIIANaiNU, KALSOMININU, ETC.
If your walls are sick or mutilated, call oa
E. I.. HOOD.
Consultation free. No charge for preacrla
tlotis. No cure no pay.
O nVn hi irs fr n 8 a. M. till i. P. ., anl all
night if necessary.
CON0MY SHOE SHOP.
Men'i half soles, band eticked, $1;
nailed, hest, 75c; second, 60c; third, 40i!
l.Hiiies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best.
Mo; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Hood. River. C. WELDS, Prop. .
JHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
la the place to get the latest and best ia
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
Cigars, etc. ,
..;.ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE & GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" THYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Fhone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to I
and 6 to 7 P. M.
JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
Tomms80n Bbos, Props.
FIR AND PINE LUMBER
Of the best quality alwas on hand at
prices to suit the times.
gUTLER A CO.,
Do a general banking business.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
JyJ A. COOK
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Hood Rivib, Obkgon.
Estimates Famished. Plans Draws
Q.J. HAYES, J. P.
Oltlc. with Geo. T. Prather. Bnainess will b.
attended to at any time. Collection! made,
and any boainess given to tia will be attended
10 apeedily and results mad. promptly. Will
locate on good government lands, either tim
ber 01, srmlng. W. are in touch with th. C.
V Lmoatc atTh. Dalles, ljiv.ua a oaU.
ins-or iif id
crom All Parts of the New World
and the Old.
F INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
'.omprthenilvt Review of the. Important flap
penlngs of the Past Week In
Condensed Form. e
Ex-King Milan is dead.
All the saloons in Topeka have closed.
The pacification of Panay is com
plete. The senate passed the naval appro
The Philippine tariff act has reached
Thete is no longer any donbt of the
plague at Cape Town.
Bids for Manila harbor improvements
will soon be advertised.
The disorders in Madrid and other
Spanish cities continue.
The house voted to ask for a confer
ence on the war tax bill.
Mrs. Nation sayt she is going on a
world tour of "joint" smashing.
An order is being prepared for the
organization of 10 new regiment.
The Mammoth has been added to the
list of Eastern Oregon pioducing mines.
A ballot box was stolen and three
were hurt in an election riot in St.
The Chinese plenipotentaties will lie
excluded from meetings of the foreign
The new regiment of the Twenty
eighth infantry is to be organized at
There is a lack of cordiality between
army men and the Philippine com
missioners. Lloyd Griscom, United States secre
tary of legation and charge, at Con
stantinople, is coming L-ome on leave
of absence. He has not re-iigued. as
had been reported.
The Ohio supreme court holds that
the state supervisor of elections (the
secretary of state) is the final judge of
all controversies arising under the
election laws of the state.
Senator Foraker has reported a hill
providing that Hawaiian coitm may be
received at par for all government
dues, and that when once co received,
they shall not be again put in circula
tion. The followers of General Maximo
Gomez triumphed iu the Cuban con
stitutional convention. The 'dauBe
making him eligible to the prenidency
of the republic wag adopted by a vote
of 15 to 14.
Portugal, it is said, will send troops
to aid the British.
A good vein of coal has been lojated
near Pendleton, Oregon.
French troops in China disobeyed
Connt von Waldersee'a orders.
Three lives were lost and four people
badly injuied in a Boston tire.
Dewet and Steyn have issued a proc
lamation saying they will enter Cnpe
La Grande, Oregon, farmers protest
against alleged discrimination of army
An nnknown man at Salem, Oregon,
drove over an embankment and sus
tained serious injuries.
One British general was killed
nd another severely injured in an en
gagement at Orange camp.
Colonel Albert D. Shaw, former commander-in-chief
of G. A. R., died sud
denly at his home in Watertown,
Professor Von Max Pettinkofcr, the
distinguished German chemist, com
mitted suicide by shooting himself in
a tit of melancholy.
Three men have been arrested at
Manila,lowa, for the robbery of a
United States Express Company's safe.
They secured f 10,000 iu money and
The condition of ex-King Milan, of
Servia, has taken a turu for the worse.
Both his l'ings are congested, the heart
is very weak, and his malady Has en
tered au extremely critical condition.
Vir.nhflnnr ronArti that ttaatarn innvA-
ment of British troops has npset plans
Coming marriage of Piincess of As
turias greatly displeases the Spanieb
Typographical Union No. 13, of Bos
ton, will call strike in every book
and job office in that city in case the
master priuters refuse to sign the
anion scale at once. They demand
that women typsetters shall be treated
as "journeymen com posi tors," and re
ceive the same wages as men for doing
the same work.
Alfred Vanderbilt has given $3,
700,000 t his fiance, Elsie French, aa
her marriage portion.
A Montreal paper warns Fgnland
to cease insulting Frcnch-Cauadiaob,
declaring the British government holds
Canada through the people of Quebec
Abraham Oppenheimer, a Philadel
phia citizen of 80 years, astonished all
observers by cViing some wonderfttfly
fancy skating on the pond in rreinont
Doings of Importance at the State Capital
Llcenje Bill Defeated.
Senate bill 10, lor the licensing of
stationary engineers and firemen was
Woman Suffrage Defeated.
An effort was male in the house
Montkty to reconsider the vote by which
senate joint resolution 71, for woman
suffrage, was defeated. The vote for
reconsideration was lost, 1!8 to 21.
Law Without Governor's Signature.
Governor Geer Monday filed the
barber Sunday eloping bill without
bis signature, thus completing the
proceedings necessary to make it a law.
As it bears an emergency clause, it
went into effect Monday and will make
barbering on next Sunday a crime.
Passed Both Houses.
The following bills have paused both
houses: House bill 2, relative to
school libraries; house bill 91, to pro
hibit barbering on Sunday; house bill
203, appropriation for legislative ex
penses and deficiencies; senate bill 12,
proviling for sale of school lands; sen
ate bill 15, exemption of earnings of
judgment debtors; senate bill 17. fix
ing fees of witnesses in Douglas, Jack
son and Josephine connties in criminal
aotions; senate bill 95, fixing salary of
judge of Clackamas county. Incorpor
ation bills, Sheridan and Whitney.
Signed by the Governor.
The following hills have been signed
by the governor: House bill 3, amend
ing Albany bridge act; house bill 4,
appropriating $45,000 lor Oregon agri
cultural college; house bill 25, appro
priating $47,500 to Oregon state uni
versity; house hill 180, for payment of
scalp bounty warrants; house bill 224,
relative to Portland tax ley; house bill
257, relinquishing ground to United
States for postoffke at Salem; senate
bill 8, relative to licenses on state fair
grounds. (A law without governor's
signature); senate bill 19, to pay ex
penses of Indian war veterans to Wash
ington; senate bill 89, to submit initia
tive and referendum; senate bill 104,
removing incline at Cascade locks;
senate bill 11, to authorize Portland
to levy a special tax; iucorporatiou
acts for the following places: Rose
burg, Canyonville, Silverton, Elgin,
Summerville, Baker City, Antelope,
Dallas, Sumpter, Myrtle Point, Med
ford. The Vote for Senator.
The vote for senator Monday stood:
Corbett 30, George II. Williams 23,
William Smith 25, Biuger Hermann,
6, not voting 1, absent or paired 6.
Aid for Orphanages.
The house committee on corpora
tions Wednesday rendered a favorable
report on the bill by Holcomb provid
ing state aid for all orphan asylums of
not to exceed $10 per annum per in
The house Wednesday passed bills as
follows: By Mulkey, to give old bor
rowers of school funds the benefit of
same rate of interest as given to new
borrowers; by Smith, of Yamhill, to
amend the charter of Sheridan; by
Masters, to reduce fees of witnesses
and jurors in Douglas, Jackson and
Josephine counties; by Porter, to re
duce the salary of Clackamas county
judge from $1,200 to $720, beginning in
The senate Wednesday passed the
following bills: Senate bill No. 77. re
quiring that sentence of death be exe
cuted at the penitentiary, by the super
intendent or a warden; senate bill No.
83, relating to the proof of writings;
senate Dill No. 86. to create the oflice
of state bacteriologist, without pay;
senate bill No. 85, relating to title of
floating logs; senate bill No. 103, to
authorize district and county high
schools; senate bill No. 115, a substi
tute for the original, to fix the fees to
be paid county clerks; senate bill No.
188, to amend the charter of Yernonia,
Columbia county; senate bill No. 192,
to incorporate Grass Valley; senate
bill No. 108, to amend the scalp boun
Passed by Both Houses.
Bills passed by both houses are as
follows: Senate bill 12, providing for
sale of school lands; senate hill 119,
amending charter of Sheridan; senate
bill 17, fixing fees of witnesses in
Douglas, Jackson and Josephine coun
ties in criminal aotions; senate bill 95,
fixing salary of judge of Clackamas
Signed by the Governor.
The governor Wednesday signed the
following bills: House bill 257, re
linquishing ground to United Statea for
pogtofBce at Salem; house bill 127,
amending Myrtle Point charter; house
bill 120, amending Medford charter;
house bill 3, amending Albany bridge
act; house bill 4, appropriating $45,
000 for Oregon Agricultural College;
house bill 25, approprating $47,000 to
Oregon State University; senate bill
102, amending Sumpter charter; sen
ate bill 104, removing inoline at Cas
The vote Wednesday stood: II. W.
Corbett, 80; George W. McBride. 21;
William Smith, Democrat, 26; Binger
Hermann, 7; C? W. Fulton, 2; F. A.
Moore, 1; S. A. Lowell, 1; not voting,
Foj Dark Sword Fund.
In the house Wednesday Eddv in-
traduced a concurrent resolution pro
viding for an appropriation of $262 for
the completion of the Captain Clark
England's Action on the Nicara
gua Canal Project
ALMOST EQUAL TO A FLAT REFUSAL
A Counter Proposal, Likely to Cause Extrnded
Negotiations, Will Soon Be Presented
Through Lord Pauncefote,
London, Felt. 11. It has been
learned that a reply will shortly be
sent to the Unit C, States Nicaragua
canal project. It will not comply
with the senate's demands, utitner
will it be iu the nature of a flat re
fusal, though for purposes of immediate
construction it ill be tantamount to
uch a refus.tl. It will cousi-t mainly
in a counter roposal or proposals,
likely to necest-itnte extended negotia
tions. The nature of the proposal it
not yet ascertainable. Lord I'annce
fote will likely be the medium through
which the answer will ba seut and by
whom the subsequent negotiations will
be couducted. In British oflirial opin
ion, it is likely that several mouths
will elap?o before the matter reaches
a conclusion, by which time the Hay
Pauncefote treaty will have elapsed,
on the basis of the senate's amend
ments. The British counter proposals
are cow formulHtin;, and it is hoped
an entirely new agreement, satisfac
tory to both countries, will eventually
Commented on in Washington.
Washington. Feb. 1 1 . So far as
can be ascertained, the administra
tion has not had Hny intimation of the
counter proposals the London dispatch
uys will be made ia the matter of the
Nicaragua canal project. Tliere is a
feeling of reuret that the British gov
ernment has felt constrained to Hdopt
snch a conrt-e, as (he hope was enter
tained that the ameucimeuts to the
Hay-ratincefote treaty might have
been accepted in tiio spirit in which
Senator Morgan when informed to
night of the new stand taken by (ireat
Britain, said he believed that if Ureut
Britain has decided to take Ihe action
stated, it would crei,ta resentment in
tho senate and among the people and
distrust of tho .moves of that govern
ment. He hoped it might remit in
some action on the pending bill at this
session. Senator Morgan, however,
was not willing to say what action, il
anv, he proposed to take to briug about
such a ret-nit.
One sugges!ion made tonight as a
possible counter proposal by Great
Britain was that iu return for conces
sions made by her she might desire an
open port on the Alaskan coast as au
entrance into her gold fields iu the
Reinforcements for the South African Army
Boers Held Up a Natal Train.
London, Feb. 11. Public attention
has again been turned toward South
Africa by the di-mtch of reinforca.
ments and the publication of Lord
Roberts dispatches. Rumor has boen
in circulation that Mr. Chamberlain
had reconsidered his South African
policy, and was contemplating a louiid
table conference with John Morley uud
Sir William Vernon ilarcotirt, and
the recall of Sir Alfred Mi.ner.
ine appearance of the bubonic
plague at Cape Town seems likely to
add to the difficulties of thi situation.
The authorities there have decided
upon a wholesale extermination of
.rats. Should the disease spread, it
will necessitate changes in the niili
Today Sir Alfred Miluer makes an
other earnest appeal to employers to
allow as many men as possible to en
roll in the colonial mounted defense
The Boers held np a Natal mail train
near Vlakfontein. The few soldiers
on board exhausted their cartridges,
and the Boers then milled !,. n.ion.
gers, afterwards allowing the train to
London, Feb. 11. The government
has requisitioned three Castle liners to
transport reinforcements to South
Africa. The remount department is
uncommonly active, its agents buying
largely in several pirns of the world.
Following yesterday's war office an
nouncement, recruiting todav was
Wreck in a Snowshed.
Trnckee, Cal., Feb. 11 Spreading
rails in the snowsheds tnst o r.r m...
canyon caused the wreck of a freight
train last night. Several cars were
piled np. part of them being thrown to
the bottom of the hill and demolished.
The snowshed was torn np for a dis
tance of 300 feet. No. i A,i.,,;..
'.. uiiu ox
press had passed the point but a few
luiumos ucium mo wrecic occurred.
Will Try for New Constitutions.
Alabama add Virginia will both try
for new state constitutions during 1901.
General May-berry Prtnliss.
Bethany, Mo., Feb. II. General
May berry Prentiss, one of the oldest
surviving generals of volunteers of the
civil war, is dead at hit homeJiera
aged 81 years. He was known as the
"hero of Shiloh." He defeated Gen
erals Holmes and Price at Helena
Ark., July 4, 1862.' He was the last
survivor of the Fitz Johu Porter court
martial. He was in the volunteer
service in Illinois during the Mornoa
xoitement la early days.
ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY.
Three Well Known Men Were Trailed Through
Sioux City, la., Feb, 12. Three
men, believed to have been implicated
in the theft last night at Manila, Ia.,
of a United States Express Company's
safe, said to contain $40,000, were ar
rested at that place this morning.
1 hey were traced by their tracks in
the snow. The men are John Jack
son, John Stovnll and Charles Hayes.
All live at Manila, and are well known.
Their reputations heretofore have not
been bad. They stoutly protested
their innocence. Mrs. Jackson, wife
of John Jackson, was also arrested,
but at a preliminary hearing, she was
released. The three men are in jail,
having been unable to furnish a bond,
fixed at $13,000 each.
None of the money or valuables, hat
been recovered. The safe that wat
stolen contained iu the neighborhood
of $40,000. Two thousand dollars was
in cash, and the remainder in drafts,
checks and various valuables. While
the robbery undoubtedly wat deliber
ately planned, as the horse and wagon
were in waiting in a convenient spot,
It is not believed that the men knew
they were making so rich a haul.
They had no meant of knowing the
contents of the safe, only that it wat
nsed in carrying valuables.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
train on which the safe was taken
from Sionx City, arrived at Manila at
8:05 P. M. The Omaha train was
late, and James Sturtevant, of Sioux
City, the express messenger, did not
hurry in unloading the goods and pack
ages from his car. The express box,
with other articles, was placed on a
truck on the depot platform, and then
Sturtevant and the baggageman went
to the other end of the platform to get
another truckload. When Sturtevant
returned he noticed the articles on the
truck wete disarranged, and a glance
showed that the iron box was gone.
There was great excitement, and no
time .vas lost in spreadiug the alarm.
Marshal Fearall hastily assembled a
posse. Snow lay thick on the ground,
and it did not t ike long to discover
the tracks of two persons, who evident
ly had been carrying something heavy
directly from the track, as it stood on
the depot platform.
They carried the safe a distance of
about two blocks, and then loaded it
into a wagon, which had been left
there in waiting. The wagon was
driven about a mile and a half out into
the country, and there the safe was
forced open and the contents abstract
ed. The men abandoned the safe and
went their way on a new track. It
was not difficult, however, to traoe
them, and this morning three arrests
were made. The authorities say the
shoes of two of the men under arrest fit
exactly the tracks in the snow.
THREE LIVES LOST.
Result of a Fire in a Boston Brick Building
Four Others Badly lnured.
Boston, Feb. 12. Three persons lost
their lives and four others were badly
injured in a fire in a four-story brick
dwelling in Harrison avenue early
There is suspicion that the fire was
of incendiary otigin and two arrests
have been made, Harris Levin and hit
Levin had a shoe store on the first
floor of the building, and the arrests
are made on the suspicion that naptha
or Fomehing of that kind caused the
Men and women jumped from the
burning building and firemen and po
licement rescued others from smoke
filled corridors and hallways.
The second-stojy was occupied by
Daniel Hart, his- wife, her lister and
lour children. They all jumped from
a window. One of the children wat
badly bnrned and suffered internal in
juries by jumping, and died. Mrs.
Hart Vas badly hurt.
The third story was occupied by
Daniel and Thomas Brennan. The lat
ter escaped,' but Daniel jumped three
stories to a shed and suffered serious
The fourth story was occupied by
Mrs. Frances Riley and Mrs. Barry,
Mrs. Kiley was overcome by the smoke
and suffocated. Her body was discov
ered after the flames had been sub
dued. Mrs. Barry jumped from the
fourth floor and is in a precarious con
dition. Transport Ashore-
Santiago De Cuba, Feb. 12. The
United Statet transport Rawlins went
aground 'this morning on a coral reef
near the wreck of the United States
collier Merrinuo. She arrived at day
break, intending to embark the troops
of the Tenth infantry for New York.
The pilot attempted to past on the
wrong side of the Merrimao, and
struck the hidden reef hard. Three
powerful tugs pulled unsuccessfully all
the afternoon in the attempt to float
the ship. It will probably be necessary
to rig elaborate tackle before she can
be gotten off. She is in no danger,
and ihe likelihood is that the it not
Will Take Part in Inaugural Parade.
The Yale undergraduates have de
cided to take part in the inaugural
parade in Washington next March.
Mexicans Defeated Indians.
Mexico City, Feb. 12. The federal
troops in Yucatan have had another
battle with the rebel Indians who were
strongly intrenched, bat the Indians
were anabln to withstand the charge on
their position. and fled in all directions.
Many of the Indians would like to be
released from the tyranny ot chiefs
who inflicted the penalty and torture,
and commit many barbaritiet to Infuse
terror into their adherents.
EM 1 11 1'Eti'
Exiled Ruler of Servia Passed
Away at Vienna.
NEITHER HIS WIFE NOR SON THERE
He Retained Possession of His Faculties Until
Within a Quarter of an Hour of His Death
Body to be Interred in Slavonia.
Vienna, Feb. 13. Ex-King Milan,
of Servia it dead. He passed a sleep
iest night and wat unable to take suffi
cient nourishment. The remains will
be interred at Kronchol, sacred
monastic shrine in Syrtnia, Slavonia,
with the honors due a member of the
The illness began with influenza.
Milan left his bed too quickly, and the
result was pneumonia. The doctors
also found faty degeneration of the
heart, which wat the actual cause of
death, as the danger immediately aiis
ing from the lung trouble had been
overcome.. Fearing a fatal issue, the
doctors caused messages to be sent
King Alexander and ex Wueen Natalie,
but although Milan desired to see
them and himself tent messages re
questing their presence, neither came.
Natalie's reply, whioh was to the ef
fect that she would come if her pres
ence was really desired, reached him
just before death.
Emperor Francis Joseph, who sent
nn aid-de-camp to the deathbed, has
ordered a military funeral, as Milan
wat formerly the colonel of an Austrian
regiment. It was Milan's written
wish that he should be buried at Svr
niia. He said he had been greatly
disappointed at the absence of hit son,
whose ingratitude has provoked much
comment in Vienna. According to
the Neue Freie I'resse, he said to hit
physician: "I feel that I innst die,
but it it very sad to be compelled to
die at 47."
Ex-King Milan, who was born in
1854, abdicated the throne in favor of
his son, Alexander I, March 6, 1889.
The circumstances that compelled the
king to abdicate arose from the policy
that he had pursued at the beginning
of his reign, both in domestic and for
eign affairs. The new Seiviau consti
tution was adopted by the grand skup
htina January 2, 1899, by a majority
of 494 votes against 75. The ministry
of Nikol Cristich resigned. The king
wat unwilling to appoint a radical
cabinet, and applied first to Jovan
Kistich, but oould not induce that
statesman to form a cabinet. The
radicals refused to take office unless
Tusohnovich, revolutionist, who had
been condemned to death for participa
tion in the Titnok valley uprisin ,
should be given the portfolio of the in'
terior. The king's throne was at stake.
He determined to appoint liberal pre
fects, and sub-prefects, and attempted
by pressure on the people to bring in
a liberal majority iu the elections in
the autumn. The radicals became en
raged at the determination to exclude
them from office. Cristich wat un
willing to play to dangerous a game,
and told King Milan that it wat im
possible for him to remain in office.
Milan abdicated the throne in the pres
ence of the ministers and chief digni
taries, and the members of the diplo
matic body assembled in the konah to
celebrate the anniversary of the elec
tion of Servia into a kingdom in 1882.
On being promised a liberal yearly al
lowance, he agreed in 1889 to go into
perpetual exile. It wat decided that
Queen Natalie should likewise live
abroad. (jueen Natalie, however,
came back, and was only ' expelled af
ter desperate resistance on the part of
her adheranta in 1891.
The Tax on Banks.
Washington, Feb. 13. Senator Aid
rich today sent the following dispatch:
"Mr. A. B. Hepburn, chairman Ameri
can Association of Bankers, Chase Na
tional Bank, New York City: Am re
ceiving a large number of letters from
banks throughout the country, sent in
response to request issued by your sec
retary, demanding that the tax on
bank capital shall he entirely removed.
The hote retained the entire tax and
the senate has reduced one-half. No
action is possible in conference except
to agree to either the house or the sen
ate provision or to adopt some compro
mise between the two. I hope this
statement will save the members of
your association and the members of
the finance committee much unneo l
Pnrchasing for Morgan.
Ironton, O., Feb. 13. Col. E. J.
Bird, Jr., late superintendent of the
Martin Iron & Steel Company, it here
representing J. P. Morgan & Co., for
the purchase of the plant of the Hang
ing Rock Iron Company, the Belfonte
Iron Works Company, the Kelly Iron
& Nail Company, the Martin Iron &
Steel Company, the Norton Iron Workt
Company and the Ashland Steel Com
pany, Ashland, Ky. If the deal is
consummated, other plants will be
Raided a Depot
Temakah, Neb., Feb. 13. The rail
road depot in thia town wag raided by
nnknown persont last night and 85
cases of liquor, consigned to people
here, were destroyed. Temakah is
"dry town," under the local option
laws, and it is believed a party of wo
men took she law into their own hands.
Interest in Crnada.
The legal rate of interest in Canada
in now 5 per cent.
AT THE EXPOSITION.
States Arc Alive to the Impwtince of Making
The different statet and territories of
the union are alive to the importance
of the Pan-American exposition and all
I of them Will be represented there in a
befitting manner if present plans car
ry, as is almost safe to say they win.
. In some instances appropriations have
! been made for buildings and exhibits
and there are now in various legisla
tures bills pending fur appropriations.
I New York etate has appropriated
!$3OO,C0O and is erecting a oeuimml
! permanent building.
, Illiuois has appropriated $75,000.
Connecticut hat made a preliminary
appropriation to cover the expenses of
an exhibit ami the state board of agri
culture has passed a resolution unani
mously asking for au additional appro
priation 01 $25,000. .
Massachusetts has appropriated $15,
000, with the expectation of an addi
Wisconsin has appropriated $25,000
and it erecting a building.
Ohio's appropriation it $30,000.
The state ia putting up a handsome
building which ia now ueariug comple
tion. Rhode Island bat appropriated $15,
000 with the assurance of mure if it
should be necessary to carry out the
Missouri hat guaranteed an appro
priation of $25,000 to $50,000, and
within the last fortnight the Missouri
commission has resolved to ask for
Alabama proposes to appropriate
$25,000, and a bill providing for such
an appropriation is now pending in
the state legislature.
Georgia appropiiatet a turn neces
sary to pay the expenses of au exhibit.
West Virginia will have a handsome
building. In advance of the action of
the legislature a guarantee fund hat
been subscribed by her citizens to pio
vide for a building and exhibit.
California has completed arrange
ments lor an extensive exhibit through
the state board of trade and the Los
Angeles chamber of commerce. The
board has endorsed a memorial from
the water and forest association to the
state legislature asking that the state
make an appropriation of $500,000
equal to that given by the federal gov
ernment to hava California properly
represented at the exposition.
Michigan has appropriated $40,000
for a building and exhibit.
Iowa has appointed a commission of
eight. The agricultural and horticul
tural boards are arranging for partici
pation in the exhibits.
Oregon, Mississippi, Louisiana and
other states will be suitably represent
ed, owing to the great enterprise of
oitiens, who are voltin'eeriug piivate
tubscriptiont with the intention of ap
pealing to the legislature for reim
bursement. The New England stataa are com
bining for a New England building
and private subscriptions are being
taken in Maine, Vermont and New
Hampshire in anticipation of legisla
tive action. Plans have been made
for a magnificent building ol colonial
Maryland hat a stafe commission
and the Baltimore Manufacturers' As
sociation are co-operating with this
body to raise money for representation.
In a number of states bills asking
for appropriations for exhibits at the
exposition are now peuding. They are
as lollows: Washington, $50,0110;
Oregon, $35,000; Idaho, $1)0,000 Mon
tana, $50,000; Indiana, $100,000;
Pennsylvania, $100,000; Kansas, $50,
000. In all the othet states, with only one
exception, official recognition has been
given the exposition by the selection of
representatives, members of women's
boards of managers or commissioners
and through whose efforts legislative
action is being agitated
LOST A MILLION AND HALF.
Glass Plant Burned in a Pennsylvania Town
The loss Is EstimateJ at $1,500,000.
Rochester, Ta.. Feb. 1. The town
ot Rochester, on the Ohio river, nbout
25 miles from Pittsburg, to lay suffered
the greatest fire in its history. The
loss is estimated at $1,500,000. The
fire started just after midnight in the
copper department of the National
glass plant, the largest tumbler plant
in the world, located outside Roches
ter. The night e-nployes turned ont
with their own hose and endeavored to
subdue the blaze, but a strong west
wind was blowing and the flames soon
spread to the packing department.
The plant occupied sevoral actes of
ground and employed 1,500 persona.
The fire departments of nearby towns
were called upon.
Millions for Automobiles.
It is estimated that during the first
five years of this century the enormous
sum of $100,000,000 will be expended
by puichasers of auotmobiles. It re
mains to be seen, if the prophecy
comes true, what style of vehicle will
secure the bulk of the business. At
the Pan-Amerioan exposition all stvlet
of automobiles will be exhibited, and
then we may be iu beter position to
judge of the respective merits of the
variout maket and methods of operation.
Plague at Cape Town
Cape Town, Feb. 13. The govern
ment hat decided to- give notice to the
foreign cations of the fact that Cape
Town ia infected with bubonic plague.
There it no longer any doubt as to the
nature of the disease. Joseph Cham
berlain has addressed a communication
to Sir Alfred Milner approving the
latter't remarks made in bit reply to
the Afrikander deputation sent with
a resolution addressed to Queen Vi 0