The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, April 05, 1901, Image 1

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NO. 4(1.
Published Every Friday hjr
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In advance.
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The mall arrive from Ml. Hood at in 'Hock
i. m. Wednesdays and Kalurde; departs the
am dai s at noon.
For I'hcnoweth, leaves at a. in. Tuesdays,
Thursdays ami haturdas: arrlvi"i al n. m.
For VV hue Hm1im.hi ( ash.) leaves daily ai 8 4i
a. m.: arrive at 7:1'' p. in.
from White Palnum leaven fur Fulda, Gilmer,
Trout ami Gleiiwood dallr at A. M.
For Bmaen (ttwih.) leaven at . . p. in.; ar
rives at 2 p. m.
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I Al'KKL RhHhKAH I'r.iiKr.E l.olMiK, No
i H7. 1. (). O. F. -Meets htm and third Mull
lays In each month.
Mim Katc luvcNrurr, N. 0.
H. J, Hiaaian, Becruiaiy.
1ANBY POST, No. I, (I. A. K. -Meets at A.
i I O. V. W. Hall second and fourth Hiitur avs
of each mouth at i do It p. m. Alltt. A. K,
members invited to mm with u.
T. J. I u.nnino, Commander.
1. W. Riury, Adjiilanl,
C1ANRY W. R. ('., No. Hi Murla tlrat Knlnr
da; of each mouth In A. (. I'. W. hall at 2
p. m. Mm. B F. riiii rmakk, President.
Mm. I'ast'l.A li-KK, rH'crciarf .
HOOD KIVKK I.OfMiK, No. Ii, A. K. and A.
M.-.Mm u .aturday evi nlnK on or liofore
ach full moon. A N 1UHM, W.M.
A. P Batiiuk, Hec.retary.
Meett third Friday niKht of each month.
F. C. Br aiun, II. P.
H. F. Davimkin, Secretary.
JL Meets second anil fourth Tuesday even
ings of each month. Viat-ira cord ally wel
U. F. Davidson, Secretary.
OLETA AHBBM BI.Y, No. 1011, t'niled Artisans.
Mreta fecund Tuesday of eacli mouth at
fraternal hall. F. C. liKoaira, M. A.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
W ACCOM A LODGE, No. SO, K. of P. Meeta
In A. 0. U. . h i every Tuesday ulirht.
Domiani'E Kllll, C. I .
Frank L. Davidson, K. ot R. & 8.
Meeta first and third Saturday! of each
month. N. C. Evan. M. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
H. L. Howe, Recorder.
Meeta la Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. A. li. Gktchkl, N.G.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary.
OOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K . O. T. M..
meeta at A. O. U. W. hall on the tint and
third Fridays of each monlh.
1, E. Rand, Commander.
Ji HONOR, A. O. V. W. -Meeta first and
third Saturdaya at 8 P. M.
Maa. Gkoroia Rand, C. of H.
Mm. Chas Clakk, Recorder.
fourth Baturdave of each month at 2
o'clock. Mim Lka Snklu i'reaident.
Mtaa CAltntl BlTLitR, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meeta in odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wediiesdaya of each month.
F. L. Daviion, V. C.
E. R., Clerk.
F. SHAW, M. P.
Telephone No. 81.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office upstalra over Everhart'a atore. All
calla left at the ottlee or resilience will he
promt tly attended to.
For 23 veara a resident of Oresrnn and Wash
ington. 'Haa had many year, experience in
Real Estate tnatiera, as abkl actor, aea'dier of
tltlea and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
no charge.
F. WATT, M. D.
Hnra-eon for O. R. 4 N.
la especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose ana throat
....i ,i;..aaA nt women.
Special terms forofliee treatment of chrotilo
cases. , ,
Telephone, office, 125, residence, 4a.
Estimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Miop on mate ouwi.
between first and (second.
If your walla are sick or mutilated, call on
Consultation free. No charge for prescrip
tions. No cure no pay.
Oflee hours fr vn 6 A. M. till 8. P. M., and all
night if necessary.
Men's half soles, hand tticked, $1 ;
naild. best. 75c: second, 50o; third, 4Ut
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
50c: second, 35. Jsest (toe ana work
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Can.iies, Nuts, Tobacco,
Cigars, etc.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Tomi.insok Bros, Props.
Of the beet quality alwas on hand at
prict-s to suit thd times.
Do a general banking business.
Hood Riveb, Orkoos.
Estimates Famished.
Plana Drawn
Office with Geo. T. Prather. Bninesa will be
attended to at any time. Collections i made
2nd an bosmeas We to ua will be attended
to apeedlly and reanlu made promytiy. VS Ul
locatTon good goTernment landa either .ttra
beror farmiog. We are In touch with the L.
riand uace atThe Dellee. Give ua a oa.lL
crom AH Parts of the New World
and the Old.
Somprcrttiuivt Review of tht Important Hap
penings of the Put Week In
Condensed Form.
The mayor of Havana resigned.
Salisbury la said to be Improving.
There Is no yellow fever In Havana.
Count Tolstoi was banished from
The burliness situation In Cuba Is
J. P. Morgan wants to build the ran
dom canal.
The army frauds at Manila are be
ing Investigated.
The foreign ministers are reforming
the tsung 11 yamun.
The public debt decreased $18,876,
595 In the past year.
Karpovlch, the Russian assassin,
will be sent to Siberia.
. the musician, has been
a West Point cadet.
Southern China viceroys protest
against the treaty with Russia.
Bids are being asked for supplies
for the naval station at Seattle.
The Southern Islands will have a
departmental system of government.
A party of cavalrymen had a sharp
encounter with rebels In Cavlte prov
ince. Three hundred metal polishers In
San Francisco have struck for shorter
Russia threatens to sever relations
with China unless the Manchurlan
treaty is signed.
A gunboat wfll carry Minister
Loomts from La Guayra to Porto Rico
on his way bome.
Botha and Dewet will Join a gath
erlng 'of 13,000 Boers for operations
against the British.
Ex-Representative Peters, of Kan
sas, may succeed ll. u. .vans, as
pension commissioner.
Senator Proctor says the Piatt
amendment is satisfactory to the
leading residents of Cuba.
In order to escape the tariff on In
ported material, the Sheffleld steel
works will locate a plant in the United
The United States steel corporation
has absorbed the American bridge
trust, and Rockefeller's Iron mine in
As the result of an old quarrel, near
Chehalis, Wash., three men were shot
and seriously injured. One of them
is not expected to recover.
The threatened revolution in Brazil
has been put down. The government
has sent communications to the Euro
pean and United States legations, say
ing the country Is safe.
A Manila Spaniard was convicted of
Another attempt was made to as
sassinate the czar.
Roland Reed, the actor, Is dead at
his home in New York.
A large amount of Washington re
serves is to be opened to settlement.
Gross fraud has been discovered In
the subsistence department at Manila.
Much misery prevails at Marseilles,
France, as a result of the dock strike.
General FItzhugh Lee says future
of Cuba depends on native statesmen.
A packing-house fire in New York
damaged $200,000 worth of property.
Three thousand arrests have been
made since Russian revolutionists be
came active.
A $30,000,000 syndicate is negotiat
ing for the control of the Pacific coast
fishing Industry.
Secretary Gage says If artificial
prices are asked for bonds, he will al
low treasury funds to accumulate.
Commander of the Petrel was suf
focated and 22 officers and men pros
trated In a fire on the gunboat Petrel.
The Thirty-third and Thirty -fourth
regiments, just returned from the
Philippines, will be mustered out at
San Francisco.
Minister Loomis may be transferred
to another post.
By an explosion of gas at the fur
nace of the Edgar Thompson steel
works, five men were fatally injured
The president has appointed Wheat
on to be a major general and Funston
and Jacob Smith to be brigadier gen
erals of regulars.
Peter Karpovitch, the assassin of Bo
gollepoff, Russian minister of public
Instruction, has been sentenced to 20
years' penal servitude, with loss of
civil rights.
The Japanese residents of Tacoma,
Wash., have organized to keep out
any disorderly characters from their
nnrinff- a. recent epidemic of diph
theria in a ttwn on the Hudson, 201
pnnps were treated witn serum, and
among these there were only two
Elections in London resulted in
tremendous majorities in favor of mu
nicipal ownership of all public utili
ties, thus breaking galling monopolies
existing for centuries.
$1,000,000 HOTEL FIRE.
Tht Jefferson, at Richmond, Va,
Burned, But No Lives Lost.
RICHMOND, Va.,'Aprll 1. The Jef
ferson hotel, this city, wUlnn was
erected and furnlnhed by the late Louli
Gluter at a cost of $1,000,000, was de
stroyed by fire. The magnificent
structure covered half a block in the
ultra-fashionable part of the city, and
was built of buff brick on a granite
The flames were discovered la the
upper part of the Main-street side
shortly before midnight, and in a short
time that part of the building was a
roarlnsrurnace. The guests who were
first driven out of the Main-street
portion of the hotel took refuge In the
lobby on the Franklin-street side.
There was much excitement, espe
cially among the women, many of
whom had retired for the night.
Many persons lost all their effects.
No one perished In the flames. The
fire started In the linen room from a
defective flue. The insurance Is
about $650,000. All the surrounding
bouses are filled with property taken
from the hotel. There has been some
looting, and several arrests have been
made. There were In the hotel many
works of art, Including Valentine's
marble statue of Jefferson, which
stood In the Franklin-street court.
This statue was broken.
Immediately upon the discovery of
the fire, which was eating into the
celling of the linen room, the hotel
flro apparatus was brousht Into play,
but the hose burst. Attendants then
dashed through the building awaken
ing the guests, .many of whom were
sleeping and had to be dragged out
of bed. Most of the guests on the
Franklin-street end of the hotel saved
their baggage, and finally the Jefferson
statue was gotten out, with the head
broken off. The guests in the part
where the fire started lost their bag
gage, and many of them lost all their
clothes. Owing to the height of the
building, the fire department was at a
great disadvantage. The fire made
an Immense blaze, and practically
awakened the entire city. There were
no thrilling escapes, the halls and
staircases being numerous and wide.
Insurgent Leaders on Luzon Are Ex
pected to Surrender.
MANILA, April 1 Agulnaldo Is
now detained in a comfortable room
In a wing of the Malacanan palace.
He is in charge of Captain Benjamin
H. Randolph and Lieutenant Gilbert
A. Youngberg, of battery G, Third
When Agulnaldo was captured he
wore a plain dark blue suit with the
coat closely buttoned up at the throat
and a wide white helmet with a leather
band. He takes his capture philo
sophically. He is generally cheerful,
but sometimes moody. His health
during the past year has been very
good. It is uncertain what attitude
he will now assume. Certain visitors
are permitted to see Aguinaldo, but
newspaper interview with the pris
oner are not allowed.
Since Aeuinaldo has been domiciled
at the Malacanan palace, persons not
provided with special permits have
been denied admission to the grounds,
General Trias, the commander of the
insurgent forces in Southern Luzon,
who recently surrendered to the Amer
ican authorities, visited Aguinaldo,
and told the latter why he had sur
rendered. Trias said that a continu
ance of armed opposition to the United
States was unjustifiable and ruinous;
that the independence of the Philip
pines was Impossible, and that the Fil
ipinos had better accept liberty, pros
perity and progress under American
The capture of Agulnaldo, follow
ing the surrender of General Trias,
will probably occasion the surrender
of the insurgent leader Malavar In
Batangas provinceLuzon; Bellarmino,
in Albay province, Luzon, and Luc
ban, in the island of Samar within a
month. Many people visited the resi
dence of General and Mrs. Funston on
the Calle Rell, in the suburb of Ermita.
The general modestly declined to talk.
Mrs. Funston was evidently the hap
piest woman in the Philippine islands.
General Funston has been recom
mended for the highest practicable re
ward. It is believed hero that he will
receive an appointment of brigadier
general in the regtttar array.
The Panama Waterway.
Washington, April 1. The conditions
under which the Colombian govern
ment will consent to the transfer of
the French concession for the con
struction of the Panama canal to this
government, should the latter select
that route for an isthmian waterway,
are before the state department for
its consideration. Senor Silvela, the
minister from Colombia, called on
Secretary Hay today and left with hlra
a memorandum bearing on the subject.
This memorandum, being of a confi
dential nature, the minister refused
to discuss its features while the matter
is under consideration by the state
department. The French concession
originally expired in 1904, but it has
been extended to 1910.
Work of a Lunatic.
Akron, O., April 1. The Diamond
pottery plant was totally destroyed by
fire last night. The fire originated
in waste soaked in oil placed in va
rious parts of the building. A well
dressed man was noticed loitering
about the place some time before the
fire started. Earlier In the evening
an attempt was made to dynamite
the pottery of the Robinson-Merril'
Company. The watchman discovered
sticks of dynamite placed in various
parts of the main building before the
fuses had been ignited. At other fac
tories oil-soaked waste was found in
various sections of the buildings.
Massacred by Tiburon Indians.
Proenix, Ariz.. April 1. It is re
ported that a party of goldseekers was
massacred by Ceris Indians on the is
land of Tiburon, in the Gulf of Cal
ifornia. Two weeks ago six Mexican
prospectors left Tepopa on the west
coast of Mexico in a small boat and
went to Tiburon island in search of
gold. Pedro Vasqulela, one of the
party, has reached the mainland in a
small boat, and reported a fierce fight
with the Indians. He escaped, and
believes his comrades were killed.
Items of Interest From All Parts
. of the State.
A Brief Review of the Growth and Improve.
menU of tht Many industries Through,
out Our Thriving; Commonwealth.
Athena Negotiations are pending
for a skimming plant at Athena.
Pendleton The O. R. & N. will sup
ply its yards at Pendleton with a new
switch engine.
Sutanville It is reported that a
milling plant will soon be Installed at
tho Badger mine, near Susanvllle.
Philomath Two carloads of ma
chinery have arrived for the new saw
mill, In course of construction ner
Buena Vista The steamer Modoc
ran Into the ferryboat at Buena Vista
the other night. The company paid
the damage.
Echo John L. Crawford, of Echo,
was Injured by a pile of rocks falling
on him. He sustained a compound
fracture of his left leg.
Corvallli A deed has been recorded
at Corvallls, conveying from A. J
Johnson to J. H. Albert 256(1 acres rf
land at Kings Valley for $10,000.
Wallowa Luss Beddlngfleld, a Wal
lowa county sheepherder, committed
suicide at the Hayes Kernun ranch. He
left a note saying that he was tirer!
of life.
Sprague River John and Louis
Gerber have purchased of the state
610 acres of land on Sprague river,
known as the O. C. Applegate section,
for about $6000.
Medford The contractors who are
digging the Britt ditch, extending from
below' Medford to the Britt farm on
Rogue river, have their work nearly
completed. This ditch will enable Mr.
Britt to utilize a large tract of pumice
land which Is now useless.
Rogue River Jesse Orme, while
prospecting on the south bank of
Rogue river, about a mile west of
Savage rapids, found some good pay
dirt. He dug a little ditch, built a res
ervoir and ground-sluiced for 12 days,
and the clean-up amounted to about
$60. He found two or three nuggets
of $6 each and several more worth $4
Condon A disastrous "pile-up" took
place at the sheep camp of S. B. Bar
ker, near Condon. On a separation
of tho ewes from the lambs the latter
piled up In a ditch, and 88 head were
Sumpter It Is reported from Sump
ter that the Golconda mine Is showing
another rich ore body, and that as un
derground development continues
j the prospects of the mine grow better
jeach succeeding day.
Canyon City James Robinson, one
of the oldest and best-known citizens
of Grant county, died at Canyon City
after a lingering illness of nearly 12
years. Deceased was born in New
Brunswick, January 12, 1834.
Klamah Falls The Ashland-Klamath
Falls mail route and schedule has
been changed. It will hereafter be a
daylight run, and the route from
Parker's station to Jenny creek will
ue over the logging camp road.
Canyonville A company contem
plates building a flume from Canyon
Creek, five rriles south of Canyonville,
to the mines owned by Lewis Ash,
which are sltuted about halfway be
tween Riddle and Canyonville.
Wheat Walla Walla, 57c; Valley
nominal; bluestem, 59c per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $2 70 3 40 per
barrel; graham, $2 60.
Oats White, $1 25 per cental,
gray, $1 20 1 22',4 per cental.
Barley Feed, $16 5017; brewing,
$16 5017 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $16 per ton; mid
dlings, $21 50; shorts, $17 50; chop.
Hay Timothy, $12 12 50; clover,
79 50; Oregon wild hay, $G7 per
Hops 1214c per pound; 1899 crop
Wool Valley, 1415c; Easte-n Ore
on, S)12c; mohair, 202lc per
Butter Fancy creamery, 2225c
lairy, 17V420c; store, 1012i.ic pe
Eggs Oregon ranch, 13y2Uc per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3 BO'S
i; hens, $56; dressed, lll2c per
lound; springs. $4w5 per dozen;
lucks, $56; geese, $fi8 per dozen
urkeys, live, 10llc; dressed, 13Hc
iev pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
'3M;c; Young America, 1314c per
Potatoes 43 55c per sack.
Mutton Lambs, 12MC per pound
?ross; best sheep, wethers, $5; ewes
$4 50; dressed, 7&8v4c per pound
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5 75 6; light
$4 755; dressed, 7c per pound.
Veal Large, 77c per pound;
small, 8V49c per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers. $55 2:
'ows and heifers, $4 504 75; dressed
-eef, 78c per pound. w
Meeting his chief in the compan
'onway, the ordinary pirate, although
'aboring under the lntensest excite-
uent, saluted. "I have the honor to
inform you, sir," said he. "that the
magazine has gone up!" "The powder
magazine, you doubtless mean?" saldjso heavy that tt formed torrents in
he captain. "No. The magazine in
which the story of our adventures is
sunning!" The captain paled. For a
moment he thought of shouting
hoarsely to his men to clear away
tha boats, but this would obviously
avail nothing. They muBt all perish.
Commander Roper, of Qunboat Petrel,
WASHINGTON, April 2. The navy
dofNtrtment early this morning re
ceived a cablegram from Admiral
Remey, commander-in-chief of the As
iatic station, giving a brief account of
a fire In the sail room of the gunboat
Petrel, and of the death of the com
manding officer, Lieutenant Command
er Jesse M. Roper, as a result of a
heroic effort to rescue the men below.
The dispatch states that 22 other of
ficers and men were prostrated, but
all are recovering. Admiral Remey's
dispatch follows:
"Cavlte. March 31. Fire was dis
covered in the sail room of the Petrel
at 7 o'clock this morning. Roper com
manding. After going below once, he
went agutn against advice, and at
tempted to recover the men below, lie
was suffocated, and died at 7:45.
Twenty-two other officers and men
were entirely prostrated, but are re
covering. The fire Is out; damage
immaterial. Will send Roper's re
mains by Buffalo. REMEY."
The department at once sent a tel
egram to H. F. Fay, brother-in-law of
Lieutenant Commander Roper, at
Longwood, Mass., asking that ho in
from Mrs. Roper of the news. The
following expression of sympathy and
appreciation was also made:' "With
this sad news the department sends to
Mrs. Roper deep sympathy In the great
loss she has sustained, and the highest
appreciation of the gallantry and self
sacrifice with which Lieutenant Com
mander Roper gave his life for his
fellow men. It was a heroic deed."
Lieutenant Commander Roper was
born In Missouri, and entered the
naval service June 25, 1868. He was
commissioned to the rank held by him
at the time of his death, March 31,
1899, and was ordered to the command
of the Petrel November 15, 1899. The
Petrel was one of the vessels under
Admiral Dewey at the battle of Ma
nila bay, when she was In charge of
Lieutenant Commander Wood. The
latter officer came home shortly after,
and Lieutenant Commander Roper suc
ceeded him. The Buffalo, on which the
remains will be sent home, Is used for
the transportation of troops, and Is
about to return to the United States
by way of the Mediterranean.
Then, General Young Says, a Small
Force Will Do In the Philippines.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 1. Major
General S. B. M. Young, who arrived
from Manila today on the transport
Logan, said:
'General Funston's exploit was one
of reniarkaule bravery, and he is de
serving of the Highest recognition at
tho hands of our government. This
talk about 'West Point influence' is
all bobh. If any such statements
have been made that graduates of
West Point or men who have risen
from the ranks will oppose Funston's
advancement, it has come from the
lips of disappointed officers. No good
officer or gentleman would belittle
such a brave achievement.
General Young, in speaking of the
effect of the capture of Aguinaldo on
the situation hi the islands, said he
believed the troops would have to be
kept there but six .months longer. He
did not think it would oe wise to bring
them all away, however, for there was
a large number of marauding bands
throughout the islands who would have
to be kept under subjection.
"It will take at least two genera
tions," said the general, "to get the
Filipinos to understand the meaning
of self-government as we understand
it. The Filipino idea is to have the
country parceled out among the lead
ers, and they will rule the people and
get all they can out of them. We
shall have to look to the children of
the babies over there now to get the
matter on a correct basis."
Brave Musician of the Fourteenth May
Be Sent to West Point.
WASHINGTON, April 1. A petition
signed by all officers serving with the
Fourteenth infantry regiment has
been sent to Adjutant General Corbin
requesting the appointment of Musi
clan Calvin P. Titus, company E. Four
teenth Infantry, the tirst American sol
dier to enter Pekin during the recent
troubles in China, a cadet-at-large to
the military academy. The petition
"During his service Musician Titus
has proved himself to be a trustwor
thy, intelligent, sober, brave and thor
ough soldier. On August 14, 1900,
at Pekin, China, he was the first
American to scale the wall of the Chi
nese city and enter Pekin. On the
following day, while engaged in the
fight in the Imperial city, he received
a slight wound. His meritorious con
duct deserves recognition, and it is
believed that if given an appoint
ment to West Point, and a commis
sion upon graduation. Musician Titus
will make an excellent officer."
Roughly Treated by Burglars..
Pittsburg, Pa., April 2. Mrs. Anna
Wardp aged 60, is lying In a critical
condition from the effects of brutal
treatment by three masked burglars
at her home this morning. Mrs. Ward
and her daughter were awakened by
the pre-1 nee of burglars at their bed
side, eaCh woman finding a revolver
pointed directly at her head. Mrs.
Ward undertook to resist, and while
the daughter was held in subjection by
one of the men, another knocked the
elder woman into unconsciousness,
literally crushing her skull. The hus
band and son of Mrs. Ward were
sleeping on the third floor, having In
their possession about $1,200, the
booty the burglars evidently were
Rain and High Wind.
Dallas, Tex., April 1. A heavy rain
storm, accompanied by a high wind,
prevailed here, this afternoon. The
wind dttaaged roofs and blew down
shrubbery and the precipitation was
the streets which swept everything
before them. Street-car traffic was de
layed and a quarter of a mile of track
in the southern portion of the city
had to be abandoned for the remainder
of the day. The damage in Dallaa
is estimated at $25,000.
Gunboat Will Carry Him From
La Guayra to San Juan.
Tht Miniitir'i Future Action Will Depend
Altogether on Hit Conference With
Secretary of State Hay.
WASHINGTON, April 3. Frank
IxomIs, United States minister to Ven
ezuela, has been recalled, and will
soon be on his way to the United
States. The future ot Minister
Loomis depends upon the conference
which will be held at the state de
partment between Secretary Hay and
himself when the minister reaches
Washington. Until the secretary has
had aft opportunity to talk freely with
Mr. Loomis as to the conditions In
Venezuela, It cannot be known posi
tively whether or not he will return
to his post. Mr. Loomis has been the
object of bitter attacks by some of
the Venezuelan newspapers, not solely
because of the asphalt controversy,
but also because he was charged with
making false reports to his govern
ment touching the insurrectionary
government in Venezuela.
The minister did Inform the state
department of the conditions as he
saw them, and the prospects of the
revolutlanary movement. The Vene
zuelan government could not have di
rect knowledge of the minister's re
port, but because they were followed
by the appearance of three United
States warships in Venezuelan waters,
they came to the conclusion that the
minister reported as very menacing
and serious revolutionary movements
which the government organs were
trying their best to minimize. There
fore these papers lost no opportunity
of attacking Mr. Loomis In print, and
have succeeded in making his lot un
It Is only fair to state that the
Venezuelan charge here asserts posi
tively trt these attacks were made
by irresponsible newspapers and that
the government was not behind them,
and deprecated them. If Mr. Loomis
confirms this view, and he cares to
return to Caracas, he will be per
mitted to do so.
There is no present intention of
sending the North Atlantic squadron
to Venezuela, for, as above stated,
the government cannot decide how
this matter should be treated until
Mr. Loomis has been personally con
suited. The squadron, which Is at
Culebra Island, engaged In maneu
vers, Is about to head north in a few
days. One or two of the vessels will
be sent first to Kingston, Jamaica, but
the stay will be temporary, and the
whole squadron will soon be under
way for TomKinsvine.
It was decided that in the Interest
of a quick passage to the United
States, Mr. Loomis should be carried
by the Scorpion to San Juan, Porto
Rico, there to take one of the regular
merchant steamers for New York. Tho
officials did not know positively when
the minister would leave Venozuela,
hut at tho navigation bureau it was
stated that htere was no good reason
why the Scorpion should not sail to
day from La Guayra, If Mr. Loomis
is on hand.
Negotiations Without Colombia's
Consent Would Forfeit Charter.
NEW YORK, April 3. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
While M. Hutin, president of the
French Panama canal, has been await
ing the participation of Colombia in
the negotiations for the sale of the
Panama canal to the United States,
M. Bruna Barila, formerly an engineer
of the company, who says he repre
sents some of the stockholders, has
indicated to the Isthmian canal com
mission that the company is willing
to sell its concessions and property
M. Barila will leave In a few days for
France. He has been In Washington
for several days. M. Hutln has seen
M. Barila, and the two have talked
over the situation.
M. Barila has represented to Rear
Admiral Walker, president of the
Isthmian canal commission, that M
Hutln is to be displaced from the of
flee of president of the French com
pany. It is learned, however, that M
Hutin was advised only a few days
ago of his re-election to the presi
dency, showing that he is to be re
tained for another year, and that
majority of the stockholders are sat
isfied with his policy.
M. Hutln has contended that under
the terms of the concession held by
the company, the grant would be sub
ject to forfeit from the moment nego
tiations began for Its sale, unless such
negotiations had the approval of the
Colombian government. It was, there
fore, impossible for him to submit a
proposition for the sale of the con
cession to the United States as re
quired by the Isthmian canal com
Mount Baker Road Nearly Ready.
Seattle, April 3. P. B. Cornwall
president of the Bellingham Bay &
British Columbia railroad, Is in the
city on business connected with hi
road. He stated today that the road
to the Mount uaker mining district
will be in operation by May 1. The
roadbed has been graded, steel bridges
put in, and the final tracklaying is
now being hastened as much -as pos
sible. Mr. Cornwall is chief owner
of the Black Diamond coal mines, and
while in Washington will visit that
property with a view to making ex
tensive Improvements preparatory to
making larger shipments to meet the
increased demand.
Big Timber Land Deal.
Eureka, Cal., April 3. Two big deals
in timber lands have Just been con
summated here, involving 3SS8 acres.
Of this large transfer the Merryman
Fruit Land Sc. Lumber Company, of
Michigan, secured 2500 acres, and
Charles A. Smith, of Minneapolis
1398 acres. In round numbers thif
last acquisition will Increase the hob'
Ings of Smith and his partners tr
30,000 acres, making them the larg
est owners of redwood timber in th
Russian Threat Unless Manchurlan
Treaty It Signed. ..
WASHINGTON, April 3. Informa
tion has reached here to the effect
that the Russian government, being
seriously perturbed by the course of
China In not signing the Manchurlan
agreement, largely because of the
protest .made by the Beveral powers,
has conveyed a distinct and unmis
takable Intltriatlon to China that if
this course is persisted In there may
be an interruption of diplomatic re
lations between Russia and China
and a termination of the present In
tercourse between them. This Is lit
tle short of an ultimatum that China
must sign or take the consequences of
a termination of her friendly relations
with Russia.
To what extent the United States
will take cognizance of Russia's dis
position to enforce the signing of the
agreement has not yet been made ap
parent. It appears to be the policy of
the Chinese authorities to consider
this as a subject which concerns the
powers quite as much as it does China.
The matter has become further com
plicated by reports reaching Wash
ington that the Chinese authorities
are divided on the course to be pur
sued, some of the most Influential In
cluding LI Hung Chang, urging that
acquiescence be given to the Russian
proposals, while others InslHt on re
jecting the agreement. The attitude
of LI Hung Chang Is accounted for by
his well-known friendliness for Rus-
ian interests. In this case, however.
there appears to be arrayed against
him the strong influence of the south
ern viceroys, Chan Chi Tung and Lai
Kun Yl, who oppose the signing of
the treaty.
The reports reaching here this
morning showed that the agreement
had not yet been signed. Its status
s most peculiar. The time witnin
which It was to be signed expired last
Tuesday, but on that day Yang Yu,
the Chinese minister, fell In the St.
Petersburg legation and hurt his head
so that he was unable to transact bus-
ness. This misfortune caused much
amusement here, and some irritation
in certain quarters, as it had been
recognized as a timely means or
avoiding a direct action on the sub
It is not clear to wnai extent tne
Russian intimation has gone, but in
any event it gives an urgency to
China's course which has not been
presented thus far.
Result of Dock Strike at Mar
seillesFloods Add to Distress.
PARIS. April 3. The masters per
slst in their refusal to discuss a dav
of eight hours, which has all along
been regarded by the strikers as tho
crucial point In the dispute. In spite
of the increasing number of freight
dockers now working, quantities of per
ishable goods He rotting on the docks.
Twenty-one steamers are awaiting
The general strike, while it lasted.
and the continued suspension or
work, has done enormous injury to
the commerce and industry of Mar
seilles. The calculations show an in
dustrial loss of some 25,000,000 francs
while the .men have lost 2,000,000
francs in wages. A curious illustra
tion of the bitterness which the strike
has engendered between the men and
masters is seen In the fact that trio
strikers instructed their delegates to
give formal notification to the minis
ter of finance of frauds In the oil seed
trade, pointing out that oil seed?
were Imported in bags, which the cun
torn officers have not Deen in inn
habit of opening, with the result that
artidles subject to a much higher inr
port duty are smuggled In. The com
merce of Marseilles Is, for the tlmo
being, almost at a complete standstll'.
Foods which are imported are scarce.
The prices of sugar, coffee, flour and
other necessities have increased. A
number of factories have been obliged
to close. These condiltons, added to
the serious damage done by the floods
and hail, have thrown the whole pop
ulation into deep misery. The store
keepers and merchants Intend to ap
peal to the government to remit th
taxes for the first three months of the
Five Thousand Acres of Big Timber
Destroyed Windsor In Danger.
HAMMONTON, N. J.. April 3.
One of the most extensive forest
fires that has visited this section of
the state Is raging in the big woods
north of this city. The fire reached
a point Just east of the town of Wins
low last night, and for several hours
It was feared the town would be
wiped out. Men, women and children
fought the flames and succeeded by
back firing in turning the flames to
the north of the town. WTbile the
men threw up trenches to keep the
fire away, women and children car
ried their household goods to places
of safety and are guarding them, as a
change in the wind is feared.
Several farm buildings, about 5000
acres of big timber and thousands of
cords of wood have been consumed.
Many narrow escapes of the firefight
ers have be,en reported.
Interest in Spain in the Capture.
Madrid, April 3. The capture of
Agulnaldo has caused much interest
here. The press is divided on the
cnhiect. In a nublished interview the
director of the Filipino organ here
and the piesident of the so-called
Filipino juata emphatically declare
that the capture will have no perma
nent effect on the war; that Aguin
aldo will be replaced, and that the
Filipinos, aided by the climate, will
never be subdued.
Good Workers for Mills.
It is said that the New Englander
makes the best mill hand.
Will Go to West Point.
Washington, April 3. The presi
dent today appointed Calvin T. Ti
tus to be a cadet at large at the
United States military academy at
West Point.
Titus w.s the first soldier to scale
the wall at Pekin. General Corbin
today cabled General MacArthur at
Manila to send young Titus home on
the first available transport, in order
that he may take the entrance exam
Ination to the academy.