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"IT'S A COLD DAV WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD KIVEIt, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAKCII 1, 1901.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Kverjr Friday by
8. V. KLVTHK.
Titiiii o( subscription- M a year when paid ,
THK MA U.K.
The mull arrive, from Mt. Huorl at 10 o'clock
a. m. W eilnendays and ttaturtlays; departs tha
same days at noon.
Kr Clienoweth, Iraves at a. m. Tuesday!,
Tliumdayi and Saturdays: arrive at 6 p. m.
For Yi hue bahruni (V nh.) leafi-s dally at :48
a. m.: arrives at 7:1ft i. m.
From While Watmnii leaven for Fnlda, (illinar,
Trout Lake and (ilenwood daily at 8 A. M.
ForHiriKen (Wath.) leave at o:a p. in.; ar
rlvea at 2 p. m.
I Al'KhL Kr.HKKAII J'Ki.HKE I.OIMiK, No
II 7, I. O. O. F. Meets liriit and third Mon
days lu each month.
Mihn Katr Divkkfout, N. 0.
II. J. IUrbard, Keeroiary,
(1AN-BV POST, No. IS, O. A. K Mcetn at A.
j (). U. W. Hall second and fourth Katurdava
of each month at 2 o clo k p. in. All U. A. a.
members invited to meet with us.
T. J. (unking, Comiuandor.
J. W. Rioby, Adjutant.
1 AN BY W. R. C, No. 18-Meets nrst Satin
J day of each month in A. (). li. W. hall at 1
p. m. Mug. B. F. Hiiiikmakkh, President.
Mm. 1,'rsi i.a l)i'KK, Secretary. .
nOOl) K1VF.R I.OlKiE, No. KB, A. F. and A.
M.Mecu Saturday evening on or befor
each full moon. A N. Kihm, W.M.
AF. Batkiiam, Secretary. '
HOOD RIVKR CIIAFTKK, No. J7, R. A. M
Meets third Friday uixht of each Biontb.
F. C. BroBils, H. P.
H. F. Davidson, Secretary.
1 10O1) RIVKR ('HA PTE R, No. A O. E. 8.
Jl Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
Iiiki of each month. Visitors cordially weU
corned. Mkh. Eva B. llitsia, W. M.
11. F. Davidson, Secretary.
0T.ETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, United Artisans.
Meets second Tuesday of each month at
Fraternal hall. F. 0. Dbohu'S, M. A.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
WAUCOMA l.OIXiE, No. SO, K. of P. Meet
In A. O. U. W. ball every Tuesday nlirht
lKiRKANl r hMITH, C. C.
Frank L. Davidson, K. of K. i S. '
. 11IVEKH1DE l.OlitiE, No. 68, A. O. II, W.
Jl Meets first and third Saturdays of each)
month. N. C. Evans. M. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
H. L. Howe, Recorder.
IDI.EW'ILDE UilMiK, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets in Fraternal hull every Thursday
DIgnT. A. U. u ETCH JEL, IN . U.
. E. Hanna, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M..
meets at A. O. U, W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
J. E. Rand, Commander.
KIVKRSIDK I.OIMJK NO. 40, DEGREE Of
HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meeta first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
M hh. gkorqia Rand, C. of H.
Mrs. Chas Clark b, Recorder.
SUNSHINE SOCIETY Meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each mouth at I
O'clock. Miss I.kna Snkll, President.
Miss Uarrii Butlkr, Secretary.
JyJ F. SHAW, M. D.
Telephone No. 81.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office npstatra over iverhart'a store. All
calls left at the oltlce or residence will bo
promptly attended to.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORN EY-AT-1.W, ABSTRACTOR, NO
TARY I'l-HI.IC and REAL
For 23 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
InKton. 'Ha had many yearn exierieuce in
Real Estate matters, as abt'actor, searctier of
titles and agent. SnliKfucliou guaranteed or
J F. WATT, M. D.
Burgeon for O. R. A N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and dint-awes of women.
Special terms or ottice treatment of chronto
Telephone, office, 125, residence, 45.
LJ J. FREDERICK
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
Estimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. Allkindi
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
4 pAPERHANGING, KALS0MIN1NG, ETC.
If your walls are sick or mutilated, call oa
K. L. ROOD.
Consultation free. No charge for prescrlav
tlons. No cure no pay.
Office hours (run S A. M. till 6. P. .V., and all
n iK tit if necessary.
C0N0MY SHOE SHOP.
Men's half soles, hand sticked,
nailed, best, 75c; second, 60c; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
f0c; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
IE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latest and best ia
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobaco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE & GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121. c
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to S
and 6 to 7 P. M.
T. HOOD SAW MILLS
Tomlixson Bros, Props.
c FIR AND PINE LUMBER
Of the beet quality alwas on hand al
prices to suit the times.
gUTLER A CO.,
Do a general banking business.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
JyJ A. COOK
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Hood Rivib, Oregon.
Estimates Furnished. Plans Draws
Q J. HAYES, J. P.
Office with Geo. T. Prather. Bnslnesi will bo
attended to at any time. Collections made,
and anv business given to us will be attended
to speedily and results made prossptly. Will
' local on good government lands, either tim
beror farming.. We are in touch with the U.
lld office at The Dallea. UivousaoaU.
IK OFI IEK
crom All Parts of the New World
and the Old.
"if INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
'-omprthenjlvt Review of the Important !ly
penings of the Put Week In a
The Morgan steel combination was
Fifty men lire imprisoned in a turn
iug mine iu Wyoming.
A Topeka carpenter was shot dur
ing a raid on a wholesale Iiquoi house.
Dewet' retreat from Cupe Colony
was checked by the Orange river flood.
Insane Uniontown, Wash., mother
who threw her six children into a well
strangled them firt.
Mrs. A 1 Taylor was drowned in Ya
quina liny in an attempt to keep her
husband from falling out of a boat.
The Castagnoliau theater at Catania,
Sicily, was destroyed by fire. Two
persons were killed and many were
Clyde Vaughn, the Jefferson youth
who made a murderons assault npon
a girl with an ax, was sentenced to
seven years in the peniteutiaiy.
Dr. Charles P. Aniet, once a colonel
in the United States army and a par
ticipant in the early campaigns iu the
West, died at Waukegan, 111., aged 88
A fire in a residence situated in the
poor quarters of Birmingham, England,
rosulted in six men and women being
burned to death and four dangerously
Frank H. Hamilton, convicted at
Minueaphs of manslaughter in the first
degree, was sentenced to seven yearit'
bard labor at the state penitentiary at
"Russia is in dire need of money
immediately," says the Petersbuurg
correspondent of the London Daily
Mail, "and M. de Witle will be com
pelled to negotiate a loan.
William Hililet, a mner employed
in the Revenue tuunel, near Brecken
ridge, Colo., was overwhelmed in a
snowBlide in Geneva gulch. Search
ing parties recovered his body. 11
was fiom Johnstown, Pa.
The importation of a force of Portu
gese workmen to take the places ol
Spanish strikers at Vigo, Spain, led to
a disturbance. The l'ortugese were
Btoned and shots were fired. Gend
armes were compelled to interfere to
The manifestations against the cleri
cals of Oporto, Spain, continue. The
police are doing everything possible to
overcome the disorder. A crowd as
sembled before the home of the consul
of Brazil, who was obliged to appear
on the balcony with his wife. They
were loudly acclaimed. The police
dispersed the manifestants. A few ar
rests were made.
Government buildings were burned
Insurgent general Vinegra was cap
ture at Cavite Viejo.
Germany is likely to be involved in
a tariff war with Russia.
Execution of Cliih Siu and Hsu
Cheng Yu has been ordered.
The war department will dispatch
two transports from Portland, Or.
Colonel Robert Pollock, U. S. A.,
retired, died at Cornelius, Oregon.
Kitchener reports summary of large
losses inflicted on Boers up to Feb. 18.
The draft of the British decision on
the canal question is being drawn up.
The Nicaragua oanal bill is not
likely to be reached in the senate tiiis
It is reported from a Boer source
that General Delarey has been cap
tured. A Washington mother, in a fit of
insanity, drowned her six children In
Governor Geer, of Oregon, has signed
the bill prohibiting nickel-in-the-slot
The imperial edict regarding punish
ments has been delivered to powers.
It meets requirements.
News of the loss of the Pacifio Mail
steamer Rio de Janeiio caused a pro
found sensation in London.
Dewets' commando has been routed
by 1'lumer. Forty prisoners and all of
bis artillery were captured.
Mrs. Louise Dryfoos, wife of a well
known liquor dealer of Seattle, Wash.,
coiomitled suicide by shooting herself
with a 45-daliber revolver.
Transport Solace arrived at San Fran
cisco from Manila with six oflicerj and
17 piivates sick and wounded. She
brought 13 military prisoners.
John II. Mitchell was elected United
States senator from Oregon, Saturday
night at 12:20. It was the 25th ballot
of the day and the 63d of the session.
The Taft commission code requires
voters in the Philippines to own real
estate worth 500 pesos.
Ashea Waba, n actress, who attend
ed the matinee at the Crescent the
ater, in New Orleans, was fined $15
for refusing to remove her hat, in vio
lation of the high hat law.
The choir of the Messiah Episcopal
Church in New York went on a strike
because the minister accused them of
RECORD OF 0REG0NLEGISLATURE.
BILLS PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES.
II. B. 1, amending mining laws.
11. B. 5, times and places of court, Second district.
H. B. 19, relating to electric wires on higways.
II. B. 20, validating certain marriuges.
II. B. 21, penalties for iujuriug or destroying records on publio laudi,
II. B. 24, amending law for relief of iuidgi-ut soldiers.
H. B. 2(1, reorganization of Oregon Nati.ual Guard.
Jl. B.- 27. uniform system of mine bell siguals.
II B. 88. appropriation $1,000 for Soda Springs.
It. B. 89, relative to taxation of personiil propeity.
II. B. 44. to aid Orenou Historical Society.
11. B. 54, amending Bancroft bonding ai t.
II. B. 59, punishment for poisoning domestic animals.
II. B. (12, consolidating otliees in .Multnomah county.
II. B. 03, providing for building bicycle paths.
II. B. 65, providing extra clerical aid for state tieaHurer.
II. B. 60, fixing witness' fees itiMullnomah county .coroner oases.
11. B. 71, repainting surety companies. ,
II. B. 78, providing for election of toad supervisors,
II. B. 88,. regulating purchase of public supplies.
II. B 97, publio bidding for county supplies.
II. B. 100, protection of labels and trademarks.
II. B. 102, to prevent coercion and iuitmidation of voters.
11. B. 108, for collection of road poll tax and manner working roads.
II. B. 110, protection of forests, game and wild fowl.
H. B. 118, duty of surveyors iu establishing boundary lines.
II. B. 121, duties of state suoeriuteudeut of public instruction.
B. 132, amending trespass law.
B. 120, amending law in relation to kidnaping.
R. 128, amending law authorizing fumUbiug of publio records.
B. 144, protecting copyrighted plays.
B. 146, relating to mining claim locations.
B. 149, providing punishment for desecration of American flag.
B. 171, appropriation for eneral expenses of state.
H. B. 172, providing for domestic it rigatiou.
H. B. 177, reserving oyster beds in Netarts bay.
II. B. 178, regulating dishiuineut proceedings.
11. B. 179, regulating fishing on Alsea river and bay.
II. B. 183, regulating recording of chattel mortgages.
II. B. 187, relative to service ot citation.
H. B. 188, primary election law for Multnomah county.
II. B. 189, abolishing separate boird of comuiissiouers for Multnomah
county. - ,
H. B. 200, inoieasing salary of deputy clerk of Malheur.
H. B. 205, providing for collection of road poll taxes.
II. B. 208, declaring certain thoroughfares to be county roads.
II. B. 217, protection of oysteis and lobsters.
II. B. 219, propagation and protection of salmon.
II. B. 225, relating to final accounts of administrators.
H. B. 229, providing for standard weights of produce.
II. B. 237, fixing Multnomah-Columbia boundary line.
II. B 249, fixing salary of certain county tieasurerg.
II. B. 200, appropriation for state departments.
II B. 202, providing manner of selling state lauds.
H. B. 274, relative to Eastern Oregon District Agricultural Socletis.
H. B 275, relative to Southern Oregon District Agricultural Societies.
If. B 2S0, annexing panhandle to Baker county.
II. B 286, compensation of Lane county officers.
II. B. 292, extending time for construction of Siuslaw & Eastern Railway
aV Natigation Company liue.
H B. 294, making Vancouver avenue a county road.
B. 295, punishment for mutilation of hides of cattle.
B. 290, fixing compensation clerk of supreme court.
B. 311, increasing salary judge of Malheur county.
B. 313, increasing salary jndgeBaker county.
B. 846, detijiuiff duties of attorney-general.
B. 848, appropiratiou for payment of claims against the state.
B. 347, general appropriation bill.
H. B. 349. authorizing city of Portland to levy tax for Oriental fair.
S B. 1, providing for expression of choice in seleotiou of United Statet
enatois by the people.
. S. B. 10, relating to drawing of juries.
8. B. 13, taxation of goods, merchandise, etc., in cities and towns.
S. B. 23, increasing efficiency of public schools.
S. B. 29, authorizing Portland to dispose of market block.
8. B. 37, tor publication of revised code.
S. B. 88, fixing fees county officers iu Multnomah county.
S. B. 44, sessions of circuit court in Seventh district.
S. B. 50, declaring utiuavigable streams highways.
S. B. 61, selection and sale ot state lands
S. B. 62, relative to meeting by state uuiversity regents.
S. B. 63, food and dairy commissioner act.
S. B. 64. amendiug code relative to Multnomah judges.
S. B. 72, relating to actions in justice courts.
S. B. 75, providing vestibules for ftreet cars.
S. B. 79, amending act creating Wheolor county.
S. B. 84, monument fund for Second Oregon volunteers. (Houses disa
gree over amendments. Bill faiU.)
S. B. 80, creating office of state bacterioloigst.
S. B. 88, preventing unlawful interference with te'egraph or telephone
S. B. 97, appropriating $3,000 for state fair premiums.
S. B. raising salary of supreme court reporter.
S. B. 193, authorizing district and high schools.
S. B. 108, providing for soalp bounties.
S. li. 112, providing bounties for destruction of fish destroying animals.
8. 1!. 114, relative to directors in corporations.
S. B. 110, relating to school lands.
S. B. 126, auditing claims against the state.
S. B. 130, providing for care of orphans and foundlings.
S. B. 137, creating office of auditor of Multnomah county.
S. B. 188, defining liability of owners of vessels for damage.
S. B. 142, requiring doposit of cancelled warrants with secretary of state
S. B. 146, ielating to location of mining claims.
S. B. 162, providing additional compensation for governor.
li. 171, incorporating port of Portland.
B. 173, enacting Torrens law system of title registration.
B. 174, providing for fish hatcheries.
B. 179, limitiug priuting of biennial reports state officers.
B. 180. amen ling Australian ballot law.
S. B. 189, relating to filing of reports by state officers.
S. B. 190, relative to Oregon Soldbr-i' Home.
S. B. 191, primary law for Multnomah county.
S. B. 190, fixing salary of superintendent of schools in Wheeler county.
S. B. 197, mending law regarding to transfers of stocks of goods.
S. B. 201, uniform system for taxation of property.
B. 202, acceptance by state of curtain lauds.
B. 206, incorporating city of Portland.
B. 209, prohibiting saloons within 800 feet of school buildings.
B. 210, regulating sale of liquors near mines.
S. B. 216, amending law relating to prosecuting attorneys.
S. B. 220, fixing salaries of certain offioei's in Baker, Malheur and Clat
sop counties. "
S. B. 221, charter commission for Portland.
S. R. 227, providing water for state institutions.
S. B. 23, method of building branch railroad lines.
S. B. 234, fixing salary certain comity treasurers.
S. B. 238, appropriating $35,000 for Pan-American exposition.
Enterprise, Myrtle Point. Med ford, St. Paul. Tillamok Citr. Coonille.
Salem, Butteville, Antelope, DUlas, Glendale, Alkali, Oalkand, Burns, Stay
ton, Cottage Grove. Granite. Bonanza. Lebauin. Prairie Citv. Whitner. Nnha.
lera, Vernoni t, John D.y. Lone Rock,
Joseph, Ashland, Newburg, Philomath,
Suverton, Smnmerville, Elgin, Sumpter,
Mitchell, Falls City, Alnany. Happner.
Wasco, Grass Valley, Sheridan. Milton.
side, Astoria, Porttaud.
II . P.
. II. B.
SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR.
2, establishment and maintenance of school libraries.
4, appropriating $45,000 for Oreogn Agricultural college.,
I I, relative to property bidding for taxes.
16, amendiug act relating to county courts.
18, Time of holding courts in First judicial district.
25, appropriating $47,000 to Oregon State university.
52, to amend code relating to appeals.
III, to reimburse Oreeon volunteers for clothiug money.
178, to regulate disbarment proceedings.
180, for payment of scalp bounty warrants.
203. appropriating money for legislative expenses and deficiencies.
833, establishment experiment station at Union, i
Pendleton, Vale, Bay City. Condon,
Canyonville, Baker City, Roselmrg,
Sheridan. Grant s Pass, Yoncalla.
Warrenton, Hood River, Cornelius,
North Yamhill. Independence. Km
HUH E ftl
rwcnty-Fifih Ballot Gave Him
HE RECEIVED JUST ENOUGH TO ELECT
Republican Minority, the Majority of the
Democrats and Few Corbttt Men
Were Hit Supporters.
Salem, Or., Feb. 24. John II.
Mitchell was elected United States sen
ator at 12:20 this morning. It was
the 25th ballot of the day and the (J8d
of the legislative session. The result
was reached on the inevitable last bal
lot, and was attended by scenes of su
preme uproar and enthusiasm on the
part of the Mitchell push. On the
final ballot Mitchell had 40 votes and
Corbett 29. The senator received a
minority of the Democratic votes, and
these, with the accessions from the
Corbttt forces were sufficient Jo elect
The hauds of the clock hud already
pointed to midnight and the clerks
were engaged iu checking up the roll
call. There was creat excitement
and loud calls of the name of Mitchell
from the lobby. The first deserter from
the Corbett ranks was I emeu way, of
Lane. On the previous roll call
Mitchell had had 84 votes and Corbett
86. When his name was reached
Hemenwny, in the last roll call, with
out explanation, responded, John II.
Mitchell. The call proceeded to the
end, and Mitchell and Corbett were
then exactly tied, having 35 votes
each. Then McCJueene, of Lane, arose,
and with a brief speech changed to
Mitchell, putting him in the lead.
He was followed by Roberts, of Wasco,
who made a short address, saying he
had come here with a clean con
science, but he thought ft his duty to
otect a senator, and he changed to
Mit hell. Colvig followed him from
tho Hermann ranks, then came Senator
Maisters, of Douglas, then Thompson,
of Umatilla, Senators Dimmick, Proeb
stel, Hume and Hedges. Then there
was a paiisa and mighty suspense.
Finally Represei tati e Butt got upon
a chair anil tried to address the presi
dent. The noise and uproar from the
lobby were so great that he could not
be beard. He inquried if Mitchell at
thut time had a majority of the Repub
lican votes. There were loud cries of
"Yes," and noisy counter cries of "No"
from the Corbett rinks. Butt hesi
tated for a moment and then respond
ed, "Well, it makes no difference. I
change to John H. Mitchell." Mitch
ell now had 45 votes, within one of the
goal. About this time the Multnomah
delegation got around Representative
Schumann, who had on the 21st ballot
changed from Bennett to .Mr. Corbett,
and demanded that he prevent a dead
lock. While the push was wn s:lii g
with the obstinate German-American
from Multnomah, Mattoon finally
yielded to the importunities of his
friends anil arose and changed his vote
to Mitchell. This was all that was
needed, and the crowd knew it. Pan
demonium reigned for many seconds,
and the chair made little effort to
check it. The clerks then completed
the roll and passed it up to Mr. Fulton,
who announced that Mr. Corbett had
"received 29 votes, Mr. Mitchell 46,
and Mr. Bennett 16." The crowd
went wild agaiu and fraternized wildly
with members, embracing them, slink
ing them by the hands, and fairly
jumping up and down in their joy.
The customary speech was expected
from Mr. Mitchell, and there were
uproarious demands for him to come
forward. He had been in the lobby
all the evening watching the progress
of the voting and waiting for his cer
tificate of election. He was found
with no great difficulty and hurried
forward through the jostling crowd.
President Fulton appointed Brow
nell, Roberts and II. A. Smith, of
Multnomah, a committee to escort the
newly elected United States senator in
to the assembly hall, and amid wild
cheering, waving of hats, umbrellas
and canes, Mr. Mitchell made his
appearance. He was met and con
gratulated by Mr. Fulton.
The Next Problem.
Pekin Feb. 24. A representative
was Informed by tho foreign ministers
today that they think the gravity of
the situation is over, but it is expected
that difficulties will now arise among
themselves when some of the govern
ments send their indemnity claims,
and particularly is there uneasiness
regarding the attitude of Germany,
that her claims must be paid in cash
before the evacuation takes place. The
other ministers recent this, saying it
will be impossible for China to pay,
as China has not a large reserve, and
the customs receipts go to pay dividends
upon foimer loans, and it is not prob
able that she could borrow a sum of
Union Employes Barred.
A clause in Oswald Ottendorfer's
will bars union employes from a share
in $50,000 left the force of the New
Tried to Bribe a Butter Maker.
St. Paul, Feb. 24. A sensation was
created at today's sassion of the Na
tional Creamery Butter Makers' Asso
ciation, when W. D. Collyer, of Chi
cago, oim of the judges of the butter
exhibit, lodged a formal complaint
with the executive committee charging
a St. Taul butter maker with offering
him a $500 bribe. The executive com
mittee immediately went into execu
tive session, and begun the examina
tion of witnesses. ".. .
WYOMING MINE HORROR.
Fifty Men Imprisoned and Probably Dead In a
Burning Coal Mine.
Kemmer, Wyo., Feb. 6. A disas
trous tire in the Dlainoudvillu i coal
mine No. 1 late this evening was at
tended with serious loss of life aud
great destruction of property. There
were 60 miners and 15 horses entombed,
but one miraculous escape was made,
however, by John Anderson, who was
working near the mouth of the level.
When he realized the mine was on
fire, ne, with tome difficulty, reached
the main lead, and, by throwing a
heavy overcoat over his bead aud
shoulders, pushed bis way through the
flames and reached the main load com
pletely exhausted and terribly burned,
but will reoover. He was taken out
by friends. All efforts to succor those
farther back hare failed, as the fierce
flames drove the rescuers back. That
all havs perished is without question.
The scenes around the mine were
heartrending. Mothers, wives and
sweethearts were weepiug aud tearing
their hair in terrible agony, and all
efforts to calm them proved of no
avail. The loss of property will reach
an enormous figure, and, as the offi
cials are very reticent, the amount aud
names of those imprisoned are unob
tainable at a late hour. The cause of
the fire is at present unknown. The
mine has been plugged at the sixth
level, about two miles from the mouth.
FIRE IN DETROIT.
Wholesah and Retail Piano Dealeri Were
Detroit, Fob. 26. Shortly after 1
o'clock this morning a fire started in
the fourth story of the huildug occu
pied by Grinnell Bros., wholesale and
retail piano and musical merchandise
dealers, 221 and 223 Woodward ave
nue, and in an hour the third and
fourth floors of the building were com
pletely burned out, with the fire still
buning fiercely. Grinnell Bros, are
state agents for a number of promi
nent manufacturers of pianos, and car
ried a stock valued at $100,000. The
insurance was $60,000. The loss on
the Btock is estimated at $50,000, and
that on the building, which is owned
bv the Wesson estate, will fully equal
that amount. Tuomey Bros., dealers
in ladies' furnishings, are tenants of a
store in the Bame building, and carry
ing a stock valued at $20,000. The
loss on this is estimated at fully 80
France's Importation of Coal.
Of the 10,000,000 tons of coal
France is obliged to import annually,
7,000,000 oomes from England.
FLIGHT OF DEWET.
Boeri' Retreat Northward it Checked by a
Flood feotha Eludes Gen. French.
De Aar, Cape Colony, Feb. 20. -(leneral
Dewet, accompanied by Mr.
Steyn, recroseed the railroad north of
Kranskill and south of Orange river
station yesterday. The Orange river
rose five feet last evening. A heavy
rain is still falling, and it is believed
to be impossible for the Boers to cross
the stream. They are being closely
followed by Colonel Tborueycroft, who
left here yesterday by rail. Several
other columns are converging on Gene
No Peace Proposal.
New York, Feb. 20. Charles D
Pierce, consul-general for the South
African republic in this cily, tonight
gave out the following statement:
"On the 19th of February 1 cabled
to the envoys at The Hague asking
them to please cable me if there was
any truth in the statement that Presi
dent Kruger has asked King Edward
for terms of peace; if Mr. Wolverans,
the envoy, had written a letter to the
Boers in South Africa urging them to
surrender, in reply to the above I re
ceived the following cablegram:
" 'The Hague, February 25, 1901.
Newspaper reports regaiding Envoy
Wolverans' letter are already contra
dicted in strongest terms in European
and American diplomatic circles.
" 'DE BRUYN.' "
" 'Secretary to Envoys.' "
"Also the following cable received
" 'Envoys declare that President
Kruger has made no proposals to the
British king for terms of peace.
" 'DE BRUYN. "
Botha Eludes French.
Cape Town, Feb. 26. It is reported
here that Commandant-General Jiutha,
with 2,000 Boers, nas broken away
from General French's pursuito in the
direction of Komatipoort.
Steyn and Dewet Located.
London, Feb. 26 A correspondent
of the Daily Telegraph at De Aar lo
cates General Dewet and Mr. Steyn at
Petrusville. He praises the admirable
work of Captain N'ormn Naton, a Ca
nadian engineer, in protecting a large
stretch of railroad.
Bom Attacking Richmond.
Cape Town, Feb. 26. The Boers are
attacking the City of Richmond, in
the central part of Cape Colony, and
reinforcements have been dispatohed
from Hanover rWd.
New Chilean Ministers.
Valparaiso, Feb. 26. (it it an
nounced that these diplomatic changes
will take place soon:
Minister to Mexico Emilo P.elio,
who baa just resigned the portfolio of
foreign affairs, and has been replaced
by Kamnnd Silva.
Minister to Peru B. Mathieu, pres:
ent minister to Ecuador.
-iister to Ecuador Ricardo Salas.
Before Congress Creates Fund for
Reclaiming Arid Lands.
IT IS WORTHY OF NATIONAL ATTENTION
History and Objects of the Newlands Bill In
the House and the HanArough .
Bill In the Senate.
Washington, Feb. 20. Many East
em people are asking what is this irri?
gallon problem now before congress?
Is it a legitimate one for the govern
ment to consider? Will it benefit the
Its Western advocstei, regardless of,
political affiliations, claim that it is
the most important national question
today. Eastern legislators, regaidless
of party, ais inclined to smile broadly
at this assertion.
If the internal history of the Ameri
can republic is studied carefully,
however, the conclusion will be
reached that national irrigation, prop
el ly wrought out, is likely to shortly
come to the front as one of the most
important national questions of the
day. It embodies, in its truest sense,
the question of home-building, and tha
American people have been, up to the
present time, essentially a nation of
Homes for Millions.
The new homes of the future must
be found on irrigated lands. There
are, according to accepted government
reports, some 74,000,000 acres of rich
Western land capable of irrigation if
the Western waters are properly con
served. Irrigation is not an experi
ment in the United Stales. Under ir
rigation, yields are very large aud a
few acres of this land would generous
ly support a family, so that with the
arid landa irrigated rural homes would
be provided for millions of citizens,
waiting and anxious to go upon them.
Arid Land Fund.
The Newlands bill in the house and
the Hansbrough bill in the senate, pro
vide for the sotting aside of the pro
ceeds from the sale of publio lands in
the arid states aud territories as an
"arid land reclamation fund," to be
used for building reservoirs, to catch
the flood waters of Western streams,
anil that the cost of such construction
shall be put upon the land reclaimed
and the laud then offered for sale by
the government in small tracts, to
buna tide settlers, upon easy terms.
Popular Legislation. - '
More people - and a greater diversity
of interests than supported the home
stead act will come to the support of
such a policy. Such legislation would
be even more popular than the free
home enactments. What other propq
Bitiou is lidfore the country upon which
labor and capital can better unite and
which they can support, hand in hand,
without clash or jealousy. Every labor
union in the United States which hag
discussed the question has unanimous
ly supported it; every combination of
capital, of whatever sort, which has
considered it, has given it unqualified
Western Homesi Eas'f-p Markets.
The opening of the vast area of West
ern lan is by irrigation, would provide,
cheap homes, certain of returning tub
owners a comfortable livelihood. It
would create a valuable and growing
market for every kind and descri ption
of manufactured product and would
thus be favored by all classes of manu
facturing and commercial interests in
the country. It would insure cheaper
living in the West which would result
in the opening of numberless mining
properties whose grade of ore is not
sufficiently high to warrant develop
ment under present wage conditions.
It would create a demand for transpor
tation which would bring to its sup
port every railroad interest.
G. E. MITCHELL. .
Valuable Bullion Cargo.
New York, Feb. 26. The British
steamer Chatton arrived in the harbor
yesterday from Tampico, with a cargo
consisting wholly of lead bullion con
signed to M. Guggenheim's Sons for
their smelter at Perth Amboy. The
percentage of gold in the lead is valued
at $30,000, aud of silver amounts to
520,000 ounces. The whole cargo is
valued at between $450,000 and
A Negro's Crime.
Terre Haute, Iud., Feb. 26. Ida
Finklestein, aged 20, a school teacher,
while walking through a lonely strip of
woods this afternoon from the school
house to the interurban line, three
miles east of Terre Haute, was assault
ed and killed by an tt'nknown negro,
who shot her in the back of the head
and cut her throat, severing the wlt-d-pipe.
After the assault had been com
mitted, Miss Finklestein managed to
get to a farmhouse, with the blood
streaming from her wounds and fell
ucouscious at the door. :
Inquest on Millwood Murder. )
Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 26. The
Inquest over the killing of Mrs. Rosa
Hudson in the joint raid at Millwood
last Monday, was held today, and the
' coroner's jury returned a verdict to the
effect that she came to her death from
a gunshot wound at the hands of per
sons unknown to the jurors. No at
tempt was made to investigate those
who comprised the raiding mob, or
, who did any of the shooting in tha
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