"IT'S A COLD DAV WHEN WE GET LEFT." HOOD ltlVEK, OUEGON, FKIDAY, APIIIL 19, 1901. NO. 48. rf r Yl I - - . '! - - - - a sW m a I kinr-tiiiiTw t mm I i m a a mm ft A ft I IKIKJIKJTUrtRr. 1 1 IT i - l r raucm i i lla ma. r r m sr n r, i in ' w . w aa M'KINLFY ON WHEELS. Illlt-f.llfl I I T II r I'M I III llallll II 1(1 kill TO Ul lilt 1 w "siir -PP )P IIAllllA t I HI III IVIIVi I HOOD RIVER GLACIER l'i hc.i Kvi'tjr Ki lilny by M. I . iii.ytiii:. Trrnn .f Milncripilon-- ll.." a year when paid III advance. TIIK Mll. The mail arrive from Ml. Hood t in o'clock in. niiifwlBj mut i-Minii1ny; depart! the Mine ilrts hi in (in. ror rll'l'llouelll, l-H Rt . 111. I'llOSllaJS, TIiiiim'hmi nii'i xatni-daa; arrives at p. m. toi lii ii' Sniinoii ( null.) lea vet daily at 11:45 a. in.; rr; ki 7:1.. p. tti . . rum Win ii sl in.. n leiivs fm Hilda, i.ilmcr, Ttonl l.iiki' Hut !' "ivniiil dailv HI H A. M. ForBimeii (Viiisli.) leave ul .:4 i p. ui.i ar rives hi 2 p. in. HIM IETIK4. I AIT.F.I. It K UK K A II DKUKKK I.ODiiK. No J J 7. I. O. (I. K.-Mn'li tirl ll third Mon days 111 each iiimii Ii. Miss KiTK flAVINPORT, N. 0. If. 1. HlHHAIlli, MiTl'UPy. 1 IAN BY '1'OcT. Nil li'. 'i. A. K. Mneta t A. i (i r. . Hull second kihI fourth Haturdaya u( each iimiilii ul 'J o elo a p. m. Aim. a. n. members limit! In nn-.'i Willi ns. T. .1. t'L'NMNii. Commander. J. W. liH.IIY, AdjlCaiit. 1ANUY V. I!. ' N. Pi - Meets llrst Satiir l lUy of 'H-li ii-iili III A. o. I'. W. hall at'2 p. m. Mn. B F. hHnKMAKKR, Prcident. Mkh. Ciimi.a In kK. Secretary. Prom AH Parts of the New World and the Old. OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS Comprehensive Review of the Important (Up penlngs of the Put Week In a Condensed Form. HOOII I'.IVKR l.OIMJK, No. lu", A. F. and A. M. - ii in ,-aturday I'Vi'iiliiK on or before each full moon. A N. IUHM, W. M. A. 1'. Hatkham, Secretary. HOOD HIVKR CHAPTER. No. W, R. A. M Micls third I rnlav niKlit of each month. K. C. BKoait'H, 11. Y. II. F. IHviihon, SHi rmnry. fOOl) KIVKK (II AHTKK, No. 'A O. E. H. Jl Mct-lH I'coiKi Hint loiirth Tiio1hv even inxa o taiili niontli. Vl t'ir cordially ' lonifil. Mm- Kva II. tUYNH, W. M. H. V. Pavidwn, 'icretaiy. OI.KTA ACHKM1I V. No. 1IW, I'nlted ArtiaHin. Meets lei-oiid 1 ucadny of each month at KraleriiHl hall. K ' Bkuhhh, M. A. 1. Mi 1io.nai.Ii, S'rctry. TlAUCOMA I.ODiiK, No. K, K. of P.-Mceta in A. (). I'. W. hall every Tiiewlay niRht. IlllKKAM k smiH, C. I'. Frank I.. Havihson, K. of K. i s. llVK.KSlllK MlDliK, No. f. A. O. V, W. t Meela ttrst and third Hmnrdaya of each uioiith .1. F. Watt, Flnaiieier. H. h. HoWK, Ki'i'iinler. 1III.FWII.HK l.nlMIE, No. 107, !. O O. F. Mel' 1 8 in Fraternal hall every Tliuradajr .,ght. A. O.tiKTCHItl,, N.O. J. K. Hanxa, Beerelary. HOOD KIVKK TF.NT. No. 1!), K. O. T. M.. nieelH at A. ). I'. W. hall oil the first and third Friday of each month. .1. K. Band, Commander. IlIVFISSIliK I.OWIK NO. 40. IiKiiKKE OF HUNOK, A. o. I!. W. -Meets Hmt and third hatnrilaya al 8 P. M. MRU. (.KIll'.lllA KANti, 0. of II. MRU. Ciiak I'l ARKK, Keeorder. SUNSI1INK SOCIETY Meeta iond and fourth Satuiilava oi each month at i o'rliK-k. Mia I.kna Snuli.. Preaident. Mis" akrik 111 ti.kr, Secretary. HOOD KIVKK CAMP, No. 7,7(12, M. W. A., tni'cti. in odd F.'llows' Hall the Brut and third WciliH'Mlays of each month. P. L. UaviiudN, V. 0. K. II. Brahlkv, Clerk. JJ F.'SUAW, M. D. , Telephone No HI. Alt Calls Promptly .Attended Office npilaira over Kverhart'a Blore. All cRila leii ai i he oiHce or resilience will be proml t y ailendud to. J OHN LELAND IIKNDERSON" ATTOItNKY-ATLAW, ABSTRACTOR. N0- TAKY ri lii.H aim nr.Ai. KSTA1K A UK NT. Fur 2:i veara a resident of OrcRon and Wash ington. Has ii"1' many yenr experience In Keal Ksinie milt ers, as abstractor, aeareher of tillea and agent, haiisfnction Kuaranteed or no charge. J F. WATT, M. I). Hnrgeon for O. U. A N. Co. Is especially 'eqitippeil to treat catarrh of nose and throat anil diseases of women. Special terms for oltice treatment of chronic cases. . , Telephone, office, U, n sulence, 4 . H. ,!. FREDERICK CARPENTER AND BUILDER. Estimates furnished for all kinds of work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds of shop work. Shop on Mate Street, between First and Second. JTCONOMY SHOE SHOP. TRICK LIST. Men's half soles, hand eticked, $1 ; nailed, iieBt, 75r. ; second, 60c ; third, 40. ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, lieat, M; setond, H5. Best stock and work in Hood River. C. WELIS, Prop. JIIE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY Is the place to get the latest and beet in Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco, Cigars, etc. ....ICECREAM PARLORS.... COLE & GRAHAM, Traps. U C. BROSiUS, M. 1). THYSICIAX AND SURGEON. 'Phone Central, or 121. Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to 8 and t to 7 P. M. M T. HOOD SAW MILLS ToMbiscos Bros, Trops. . .....FIR AND PINE LUMBER...'.. Of, the best quality alwas on hand at prices to suit ihe times- B1 UTLLR A CO., BANKERS. Do a general banking business. HOOD RIVER, OREGON Two transports are overdue from Manila. Archbishop Martlnelll becomes a cardinal. Kitchener will soon resume active campaigning. Minister Wu wants the Chinese ne gotiations settled. Morgan is not seeking - control of the British iron market. Dr. Kinyottn has been transferred from San Francisco to St. Paul. There are sensational developments in the army scandal at Manila. The territory of Hawaii la made a part of the ninth Judicial circuit. A man was murdered while walk ing up main street of Gem, Idaho. President Schurnian says the Cu bans shoiud have civil government. A strong flow of natural gas has been located near Colorado Springs, Col. The transports Logan and Thyra sailed trom San Francisco for Manila. There la an unconfirmed rumor In London that the Boers captured French. A banquet was tendered President Tucker, of Dartmouth college, at San Francisco. About 200 boiler makers, helpers and heaters struck In Buffalo for higher wages. There is grave doubt as to the con stitutionality of Oregon's new direct primary law. The British ship Monterey cleared from New Orleans for Cape Town with 1100 mules. Fishing season on Columbia opened with more gear in water than ever before on first day. China has thanked Japan for what aid that country has already rendered and asks for further assistance. A house was raided In Siout Falls, S. D., and a counterfeiter arrested. The officers secured a complete coun terfeiter's set. Daniel C. French, a sculptor, of Philadelphia, will receive a commis sion from the Lawton Monument As sociation to construct a memorial to General Lawton. who died In the Philippines. There will, be no 6trike on. the Jer sey Central. The allotment of Chinese Indemnity has been fixed. An American party was almost en trapped in Leyte. All arrangements are complete for the president's trip. It Is evident that Japanese will ex pect war with Russia. The trial of an army scandal case has opened in Manila. The crown prince of Germany will visit the Austrian court. Moral crusade in Seattle Is a per sonal war on Mayor Humes. Tsvelve cents per pound has been offered for hops at Salem, Or. Japan demands to know whether emperor will return to capital. The miming of the negro Alexander at Leavenworth Is being investigated, Mrs. Nation was arrested for ob structing streets of Kansas City, Mo. Many natives flocked to Caplz to hear form of provincial government explained. Twelve thousand acres In Dougla! county, Or., are to be prospected for oil and coal. Co-operative method of marketing fruit was dealt a severe Diow Dy cat ifornla court. Three Pennsylvania people were run down by a train and killed, and an other Injured. Conduct of ministers of powers In postponing meetings causes much ad verse comment. Ann Arbor university dean of med icine acknowledges Student Hare hai bubonic plague. The stolen gold bars were fount" during the cleaning of the Kaiser Wil helm der Grosse. Captain J. G. Griffin, a Columbi? (S. C.) railroad man, was shot, prob ably by Major 1$. a. Evans. Commissioner Young, of 1905 cen tennial, would call on the Orient foi both funds and attractions. The Taft commission is in Western Leyte. Washington pan-American fair com mission turned down honorary mem bers of woman board of managers, One of three Idaho men who fired on deputy sheriffs from ambush was killed. Trouble prouaniy due 10 bdoi ition of martial law. Charles M. Pepper and Professor Edward M. Koss were speakers at the convention of the Academy or rout leal and Social Science. Anton Pfanner, Forest Grove, Or., banker, who failed for $40,000, and then mysteriously disappeared, has turned up in Switzerland. Tour to Be Made by President and Hit Cabinet. Washington Correspondence. President McKlnley's tour to' the Pa cific coast and thence eastward to Buffalo, whence the return to Wash ington will be made, will be one of splendor. The train upon which" hp will travel will be most gorgeous and costly. President McKlnley will travel across tho continent surrounded by his cabinet, with the exception of Sec retary Gago, who remains In Wash ington. It is proposed to transact Im portant business while en route. The cabinet officers will keep in close touch with the heads of bureaus of the respective departments. The pres ident will transact all of the vast routine which the chief executive must look after while In Washington. A corps of expert telegraph operators, representing the two big telegraph companies, will accompany the train to handle official messages, and every telegraph station along the lines of the railroads which are to be tra versed will be subject to their orders to the exclusion of all commercial and newspaper business. Cabinet meet ings are to be held on Tuesdays and Fridays, Just as they are now held In Washington. The questions pertain ing to domestic and foreign policies will be discussed. Cipher dispatches from all over the world will be laid before the president, experts from the state department being In attendance to reduce them to English. rlhe con clusions reached upon all public ques tions will be conveyed to the acting heads of the departments In this city, and will by them be disseminated to all those concerned. Trip for Recreation. As this Is to be a trip for recrea tion and pleasure, the president wants it understood that he will avoid formal receptions wherever possible and make speeches only wnere ne cannot escape doing so. They want to see everything that will serve to give them an idea of the progress and ad vancement of the country, and Its commercial growth and mercantile stability. They will pay a special visit to the great cotton wharves of New Orleans to witness the loading of steamers of all nations with the staple product of the fields of the South. The party is due in San Fran cisco, May 8, and will participate In the launching of the battleship Ohio, and will remain five days. The coast Is to be followed north to Salem, Port land, Seattle and Spokane, and thence the party will .move eastward into Montana, where, after an inspertion of the vast copper mines, they will pay a flying visit to the Yellowstone. Thence they will go to ugaen ana Salt Lake and then eastward through Colorado, stopping at Denver for a protracted visit. From Denver tne train goes to Topeka, Leavenworth and Kansas City. St. iouts win De honored by a visit of two days. The Mississippi valley will be traversed from that city to St. Paul, with stops at Keokuk, Burlington and Dubuque. From Train to Steamer. From St!- Paul the party goes to Minneapolis and then to Duluth, where a steamer of the Great Northern line will be waiting to convey them through Lake Superior, the famous Sault canal, with its wonderful locks, the Straits of Mackinaw, Lake Huron, the St. Clair and Detroit rivers, and Lake Erie to Buffalo. The trip down the lakes will possess novelty and Interest for every member of the party, even for thotse who have al ready made it, and at the samo time will constitute a recreation after nearly 'five weeks of travel by rail through plain and prairie, desert and mountain and valley. The president will visit the Pan American exposition at Buffalo. Then he Is to go to Niagara Falls and .make a trip down the American rapids. After he has done that he and his party will embark on a new special train for Washington, arriving there June 15. President McKinley will travel about 13,000 miles on the fastest, safest, most comfortable and best equipped train America can produce. He will visit 25 states and territor ies, and touch the southern, western and northern boundaries of the coun try. Mr. McKlnley and the members of his cabinet are to be accompanied by their wives and several other ladies, well known in Washington socieiy; will accompany the party. Items of. Interest from All Parts of, the State. COMMERCIAL ArD FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS K Brief Review of the Growth and Improve ments of the Many Industrie Through, out Our Thriving Commonwealth. Lawton The Lawton Townsite Company has been reorganized. Grants Pats The Josephine coun ty court has extended time for pay ment of taxes to June S. Grants Past The Southern Pacific Company had Its repair crew working on the bridge across Rogue river last week. Pilot Rock A Pilot Rock corre spondent writes that it Is feared the recent cold weather seriously injured the fruit crop in that section. Island City Williams Bros, sold 135 head of hogs to Kidle Bros., of Island City, at 5.40 per 100 pounds. This is tho highest rate reached for some time. Weston W. J. Wilkinson, at Wes ton, purchased from Alex Walker, for the Pacific Elevator Company, 5200 bushels of wheat, which is stored at Downing Station. He paid 46 cents per bushel. Pendleton John Bradburn took to Pendleton two wagon loads or 22 sacks of wool from Charles Cunning ham's home ranch above Pilot Rock. The wool was from thoroughbred ewes and the 22 Backs weighed 8C00 pounds. Salem Oregon Christian Endeavor ers are looking forward with much enthusiasm to the 14th annual con vention, which will be held at Salem, May 16-19. The convention will open with the evening session, Thursday evening, closing Sunday evening. Toledo A committee of the Toledo fire department is investigating the probable cost of a system of water works and a storage reservoir on the hill east of the city. Another commit tee is figuring on the cost of fire en gines ,and a third is Investigating hooks and ladders. Hudson A $10,000 sawmill is to be established near the mouth of Rock creek just north of Hudson. Cable Cove Work has been re sumed at the Goldbug mine, In Cable Cove district. Two shifts are em ployed. Grants Pass Prospects are favora ble for the resumption of active work at the Pacific pine needle factory at Grants Pass. Paisley The Lake County Tele phone & Telegraph Company is the name of a new company Just organ ized at Paisley. Coos City The shaft at the Coos City mine is now down over 300 feet, and It is expected coal will be found in the next 100 feet. Coos County Work has stopped In one of the tunnels in the Beaver hill mine, Coos county, pending installa tion of new machinery. Baker City The Bonanza mine, In Baker county, is making preparations to install considerable new machinery. Some of the buildings will be re modeled. Arlington The Arlington Ware house Company has made the pur chase of about 7000 sacks of wheat stored on the Heppner branch at prices ranging from 43 to 45 cents per bushel. Grants Pass The Grants Pass Water, Light & Power Company has received 700 feet of seventeen-bich steel pipe, for an extension to a point above the place where the water Is now taken out of the river. BERLIN, April 16. The correspond ent of the Press hears tonight from an authoritative source that tho Chinese indemnities for war expenses, exclu sive of claims of private Individuals and missions, have been fixed as follows: Russia, 300,000,000 marks (about $90,000,000) ; France, 2GO.000.000 marks (about $65,000,000); Germany 240, 000,000 marks (about $60,000,0000); England, 90,000,000 marks (about $22, 000,000). France will also present claims for the Indemnity of the Italian mission. Captain Read, Formerly Depot Commissary, Arrested. OTHER OFFICERS ARE ALSO IMPLICATED Manager of t Firm of Government Contractors Is in Jail How L'ncle Sam's Monty .Wis Squandered. The Amount Too High. Washington, April 16. The last ad vices to the state department from Mr. Rockhlll contain further details re specting the amount of indemnities claimed from China by the powers. It appears that these claims have been much exaggerated In some statements, although the sum total Is still far In excess of the amount of money it is believed here that China can raise. It is the belief of the state department that the total claims should not be allowed to exceed $150,000,000 or $200 000,000. According to the Information received here, the British claim, so far as formulated, is reasonable In amount, as compared with other claims. In fact, the United States and Japan represent, in these negotiations, the moderate element, whose desire Is to prevent the imposition of charges that Bhall dstroy the Chinese govern ment and result In the division of the empire. None of the claims exceeds $100,000,000, and even the largest Is something less than this amount. This is believed to be the Russian claim, which is fixed at $90,000,000. The Ger man claim is flexible, ranging between $60,000,000 and $80,000,000, but Is near er the former mark at present, though it, doubtless, will grow. As already stated, the claim of the United States is $25,000,000, and, with these few to tals, It will be seen that if the remain ing powers are to be allowed a pro portionate share, the aggregate will be beyond China's ability to pay, which has been tentatively placed at $100, 000,000. Nothing has yet been deter mined respecting tho method of rais ing the indemnity fund, even after an agreement is reached. MANILA, April 17. The trial of Commissary Sergeant John Meston, charged with complicity in the com missary frauds, Is finished. No ver dict is announced and Meston's con viction is uncertain. Other trials of those implicated with follow. Captain J. C. Heed, formerly depot commissary at Manila, has been ar rested, it is alleged that entries upon the books of Evans & Company, gov ernment contractors, indicate that the commissary officers received the fol lowing sums: Major George B. Davis, upwards of $1000; Captain J. C. Read, $1000; Captain Frank H. Lawton, $750; B. L. Trenuiine, Colonel Wood ruff's chief clerk, $700. It also ap pears that Kvans & Company fur nished tho handsome residence of Col onel Woodruff. Harold M. Pitt, manager of Evans & Company, who is now under arrest, is notoriously lavish In entertaining commissary officers, while the depot commissary, a frequenter of the ten derloin district, occasionally spent day at Pitt's house in questionable society. Pitt's house is a bacchan alian rendezvous and prominent of ficers frequently visited it. drinking champagne and playing poker. Women of doubtful reputation are known to have often been there. It Is nlleged that Pitt had the inside track in securing government contracts and it Is also asserted that he was the prime mover In the scheme to re-establish cockpits in Manila, Mrs. Lara being subsidized in securing a cockpit. It is asserted that the commissary department made unauthorized pur chases of quantities of champagne. Pitt sold some. In addition to what the transports brought, the commis sary imported 200 gallons In Febru ary and a like amount in March. The commissary and the commissary ser geant kept private carriages and in dulged in other extravagances. VERMONT BANK WRECKED. ASK FOR RECEIVER. A. COOK :.; .CONTRACTOR, AND. BUILDER " . . IIoop RlVKP. Orsoon. V, 'J'- ' .E8Uina,tes Furnished. Plans Drawn J. HAYES, J. P. .... .. , . .;.... will K i..ii..n,le,t. in at any time. Coll-ectiona made. and anv busmeai aivep io ua n ... ;" -toVtHTJlilv amrrelulis made prompriv Will lie ifii tiH"! government lands, filler m- "Toof Laud Odice at The Dalles, tiiva ua a.eall. Depositors Will Wait on Bank Which Failed No Longer. NEW WHATCOM, Wash., April 15. After waiting 45 days at the request of the bank officers to enable them to raise funds with which to reopen the Scandinavian-American bank in this city, which failed February 27, the de positors today unanimously requested the court to appoint Robert Muir per manent receiver, and he was request ed, if appointed, to take Immediate steps to punish those responsible for the failure of the institution. Presi dent H. St John, of the institution, is said to be in London to secure funds from his family with which to pay de positors. His legal adviser is in New York trying to dispose of some pic tures belonging to the St. John fam ily, with the same object in view. St. John was also president of . the Bank of Blaine, of Blaine, Wash., which failed the same time as the Scandinavian-American. The liabili ties of the two institutions are said to be about $50,000. It is believed the assets are practically valuelses. The London Times was first printed by steam power on the morning of No vember 29, 1814. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 5657c; Valley, nominal; bluestera, 59c per bushel. Flour Best grades, $2 703 40 per barrel; graham, $2 60. Oats White, $1 25 per cental; gray, $'l 201 22Vfe per cental. Barley Feed, $16 5017; brewing, $16 5017 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $16 per ton; mid dlings, $21 50; shorts, $17 50; chop, $16. Hay Timothy, $12012 50; clover, $79 50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton. Hops 12 14c per pound; 1899 crop, 607c. Wool Valley, 13 14c; Eastern Ore gon, 912c; mohair, 2021c per pound. Butter Fancy creamery, 2022c; dairy, 1518c; store, 1012c per pound. Eggs Oregon ranch, 1313c per dozen. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4?M 50; hens, $5(ff5 50; dressed, ll12c per pound; springs, $3(ff5 per dozen; ducks, $5ff?6; geese, $67 per dozen; turkevs, live, 1012c; dressed, 13 15c per pound. Cheese Full cream, twins, 13 13V4c; Young America, 1314c per pound. Potatoes Old, 50 60c per sack; new. 232c per pound. Mutton Lambs, lOrfillc per pound sross: best sheep, $8; wethers, $5; ewes, $4 50; dressed, 7'74c per pound. Hogs Gross, heavy, $5 75 6; light, $4 755: dressed, 7c per pound. Veal Large, 7c per pound; small, 8fff 8c per pound. Beef-Gross, top steers. $55 25; cows and heifers, $4 50 4 75; dressed beef, 784c per pound. Cashier of a Vergennes Institution De ceived the Officers. VERGENNES, Vt., April 16. The Farmers National bank went into the hands of John P. Sullivan as receiver at the close of business this afternoon. The exact amount of the shortage is not made public here, but it Is inti mated that the entire stock will be wiped out and in addition the stock holders will be heavily assessed. It is not thought likely the depositors will lose. Special Examiner Cunningham was asked for particulars tonight, but he declined to say a great deal, merely remarking that Cashier Lewis had de ceived the officers of the bank and that he alone was responsible for the wreck. Mr. Lewis Is very well known throughout the state, has been a mem ber of both branches of the state leg Islature, and in 1886 was a candidate for state treasurer. He remains at home and has turned over to the of ficers of the bank his entire holdings of stock and negotiable property. His sureties are equal to $30,000, and the men who have signed his bond are believed to be good for the full amount. Four Counterfeiters Sentenced. The "Edinburgh Castle ' -punnc dvvkwik, omu., -n... house, situated in the Strand, London, j counterfeiters were sentenced vy is to be hauled down, and the London Judge Hanford this morning in the . i W tn nav 22.500 as federal court. James Monarity was given 10 years, while Mike Williams and Mack McCleary got on with eight years each at hard labor In the United States penitentiary. oMrs Ethel Wal lace, the last member of the gang, was compensation Probably the smallest monarch In the world reigns over the Hindu vas sal state of Bhopaul. and governs a people of more lhan :a million, souls. Thia .a Yarli. is a woman.! Djihan-Be- gum by name, but aitnougn-sne is Spencer, tne Dogus enmese inspector, bout 50 years Qld." she does not ap- j a the daring jailbriak a few weeks pear larger 'than a child, of 10. . ago. Decisions of Hawaiian Courts Are Net Final. WASHINGTON', April 17. The United States supreme court, through Chief Justice Fuller, today issued an order granting leave to file a motion for a rulo against the circuit court of appeals for the ninth circuit to permit the filing of an appeal lu that court from a decision of the supreme court of Hawaii In the Wilder Steamship Company case. The rule was made returnable May 13. Previous to this action, a rulo was promulgated at taching tho territory of Hawaii to the ninth circuit with headquarters at Sun Francisco. The action of the court In assign ing Hawaii to the ninth circuit and at the samo time issuing a rule to the circuit court of appeals to show cause why it should not take Jurisdic tion of an admiralty case originating In Hawaii, involves an interesting general question relating to our new territorial acquisitions. The applica tion in this ca:ie was made by Duane E. Fox. in behalf of the Wilder Steam ship Company, of Hawaii, against Hind, Spreckels et al. Under the act of 1891, organizing the circuit court of appeals, it was given jurisdiction In appeals from the supreme court of territories and the supreme court was given authority to assign the ter ritories to the several circuits. But the courts in the territory of Hawaii were organized by the act of April 30, 1900, on a different basis from other territories, and the same dis tinction was made as In courts of a state as to writs of error and appeals, and the supreme court of the United States made no order assigning the territory. The act also provided that cases pending at the date of the or ganization of the territory should be carried on to final judgment and ex ecution in the corresponding courts of the territory. It also established a district court, having the Jurisdic tion of United States circuit and dis trict courts. The supreme court of the territory rendered judgment for $.')5.000 against the Wilder Steamship Company, and, when the company at tempted to appeal, the circuit court of appeals on April 1, 1900, refused to entertain the appeal, holding that the Judgment of the territorial court was final. CONFERENCE OF TAXATION. THE WINTER CAMPAIGN. $350,000 Fire in Blower Works Boston, April 16. The main build ing of the extensive blower works of the B. P. Stertevant Company, in the Jamaica Plain district, was burned early this morning, causing a loss of $350,000. The concern manufactured various kinds of machinery and elec tric goods, as well as blowers. All pat terns and plans were destroyed. The company had recently added $75,000 worth of tools and machinery, find had a large amount of electrical work ready for shipment. It also had a big number of engines and blowers for the government for use on battleships and cruisers In course of construction, all of which were destroyed. Kitchener Will Soon Resume Active Operations. LONDON, April 17. The British newspapers and magazines comment ing upon the alternating periods of hope- and apprehension which char acterize the latest stages of the South African campaign, compare these with the latter stages of tho Amer ican war of independence as though to emphasize these fluctuations. While the letters of responsible cor respondents in Pretoria depict the sit uation in a rather despairing mood, the Pretoria representative of the Daily Mail sends today a dispatch of the most hopeful character. "The next six weeks," says he, "will see a resumption of active cam paigning. Lord Kitchener will renew his sweeping movements. He has an army of 250,000 efficient troops, in cluding 60,000 mounted men with a good supply of horses, 40,000 having been secured in Cape Colony alone. The army Is In good spirits and Lord Kitchener is satisfied with the prog ress of events, slow though it seems." The war office has received the fol lowing dispatch from Lord Kitchener dated Pretoria, April 15: "Colonel Henry Rawlinson's column rushed the South laager, northwest of Kerksdorp at daylight. Six Boers were killed, 10 wounded and 23 taken prisoner. He captured a 12-pounder, one pompom complete and two ammu nition wagons with ammunition. Our casualties were three wounded. Col onel Plumer captured a field cor net and seven men with 10 wagons and rifles. During Colonel Pllcher's operations in the Orange River col ony, seven Boers were killed." It is said that a private telegram has been received here to the effect that General French, with 500 Brit ish troops, has been captured by the Boers, while his force was envel oped in a mist on the hills. No con- flrmntion of the report can be ob tained. The war office here knows nothing about the rumored capture and entirely discredits the report. Several Governors Have Named Dele gatesObject of Meeting. CHICAGO, April 17. The govern ors of the various states are beginning to announce their appointments of delegates to attend the conference of taxation, called to meet at Buffalo, May 23 and 24, by the National Civic Federation. At the headquarters, no tice of the appointment of the delega tions lias been received from the gov ernors of Missouri, Maine and Mon tana. The call for the conference Is signed by leading economists, tax ex perts and public men representing all portions of the country and all Inter ests. The letter of Invitation says: "For many decades the states have been building up independent sys tems of taxation without reference to each other, until now we have a state of affairs bordering on chaos, where each state is practically fighting near ly every other state. Some property Is taxed three or four times, while other property is not taxed at all. Corporate activity has largely changed the character of Individual Invest ments. Industry has overstepped the boundaries of any one state, and com mercial interests are no longer con fined to mere local limits. This con ference will be the first attempt in this country to work out some uni form principles. It is not expected to settle any of the problems in the two days' discussion, but it will be a beginning, and may result in the ap pointment of a permnnent committee to work out some basis for future action." Russia Laying Mines. London, April 16. Joseph Chamber lain's organ, the Birmingham Post, learns that the Russian ministers of war and marine have issued joint or ders for the laying of an extensive system of submarine mines at Port Arthur, Vladivostock and elsewhere in those seas. The apparatus leaves Odessa early in May. Granite The Climax group of quartz claims, three miles north of Granite, was purchased last week by C. R. Aldrin. The property was for merly owned by John Hardie, E. J. Cross and Adam Christie. The Cli max vein is about 10 feet wide. The Egyptian reed, which was used .for making the pens round in Egyp- sentenced to one vear. Moriarity and tian tombs, is a hard variety growing McCleary were partners of Arthur to about the diameter of an ordinary gjOOfW? mil 11. vna mauc iiutu i v t vj said to last for a day or two and do excellent work. Run Down by a Train. Wllkesbarre, Pa., April 16. A party of four people, while crossing the tracks of the Lehigh Valley railroad at South Wllkesbarre early this morning, were run down by the Buffalo express going north. Three of the party were killed, and one injured. Missionary Statements Exaggerated. Pekin, April 16. Prince Ching says all his reports go to show that the Unguarded Valuables Phoenix. Ariz., April 17. The death tere of Mrs. Robin Iche reveals the fact that unconcealed and unguarded in her house wrs preat weilth in jewels and precious stones. The hus band of the woman is in jail await ing trial for insanity, and the sheriff nas taken charge of the jewelry, the estimated value of which is not less than $:0,000. i.irs. Iche has a sister in Birmingham. England, the wife of a great coal operator. Pcstoffice Robbed. Salem. Or., April 17. Chief of Po ice Gibson received a telephone mes-ias-e from Turner this afternoon, say ng that the postoffice at that place vas robbed at noon today, while the .wstmaster was at dinner. The bur glars secured $300 in rash and stamps. At last reports there was no clew to the guilty parties. This bold piece of work, taken in connection with the robberies at McCoy and Lincoln last Wednesday and Thursday, leads to the conclusion that this section ,of the valley is being worked by a gang o. professional crooks. Forest Reserves. Washington, April 17. The secre tary of the interior has announced Inspection of Philippine Craft. Washington, April 17. The inferior condition of many of the craft sailing In Philippine waters has led to ar rangements for an examination in any city of the United States having pos tal free delivery of candidates for appointment as inspector of boilers In the office of the captain of the port of Manila. The examination will be held May 21 by the civil service com mission, at the request of the Philip pine civil service board. Back of the plans for establishing this office lies an official desire to avoid any serious accidents, for which the Philippine government might be held responsible. missionary statements regarding a re- his intention of turning over the ad- bellion in Mongolia are not supported j mjnjstration of the national forest re-1 by the facts. Neither does he bslieve that the rebellion of General Tuns Fun Siang amounts to much. "It is the object of certain elements," he asserts, "to make it seem that China is In a condition of constant broil, ren dering it unsafe for the foreign troops to be withdrawn. Those who have this In view will magnify a village quarrel Into a big rebellion. serves to the forester of the depart ment of agriculture. This great body of lands embraces some 48,000,000 acres, and its scientific and practical administration is a matter or na tional importance, since the area in cludes the sources of hundreds of rivers and strearu3. Is Rightfully Theirs. Washington. April 17. The millions and tens of millions of dollars which the government has received from the West through the sale of its public lands, give that half of the continent the ripht to expect liberal assistance from Uncle Sam in the reclamation of its remaining arid lands which only require the building of storage reservoirs to make fertile and pop ulous. Transport for Manila. San Francisco. April 17. Two transports sailed for Manila today the Logan and the Thyra. The Logan took a battalion of the Ninth cavalry, a battalion of the Tenth cavalry, com panies I and M, First Infantry, and the First battalion of the Eleventh infantry. The Thyra was to have taken the horses of the Ninth ' cavalry, but it was found at me last minute that glanders had broken out among the horses of the Ninth at the Presidio, and horses of the Sixth cavalry, which were brought back by the disabled Arab, were substituted. Proceeds of Arid Land Sales. Washington, April 17. The propo sition to devote the proceeds from the sale or the arid public lands to the construction of irrigation works is one which should commend itself to every interest. The West should of course support It as a unit, and there can certainly be no reasonable opposition in the East to allowing the West the use of its own funds in the improve ment of its property.