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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL LG, 1901.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
I'liMiNheil Kverjr Friday liJT
H. K. KI.VTHK.
Term of milsrritlim- I.M a year when paid
The mull arrive from Mt. HcmmI at 10 o'clock
a. m. V filtifNilnVH Mid HhI urlH ; di pHrln tlic
iiriiu days Ht noon.
Kor ( ln'iiowclli, leaven at 8 a. in. TueadHyii,
Thnmdayii and hmimtiiy; arrivi-n at A p. in.
Kor M lute Salmon (Wanh.) Iiave daily at 8:
a. in.; arrivf hi 7 : 1 . in.
rrm White Salmon leave for Kulda, (iilmrr,
Trout Lake and OliMiwoort dailv at 9 A. M.
Kor Hiiikkii (vYiikIi.) leavua at ;i:4,'i p. in, ; r
riven at i p. in.
IAI HKI. KKHKKAIl DKfiRKK I.OIKJK. No
i K7, 1. O. (I. K. Mwtn lint and third Moll
lny In each monih.
Mink Katk tUVltsroRT, S. (i.
If. , Hibrarii, N'cri'tary.
1ANBV POST, No. 11, (i. A. K.-MrouatA.
O. ('. V. Hall necond and fourth Sntnrlavt
of each month at 2 u'clcxk p. in. All ti. A. k.
nienilH'rs Invliiil to meet wltn im.
T. .1. Cdnmnu, Commander.
J. W. Kinnv, Adjutant.
'lANHV W. It. ('., No. Ifi-Meets flrat Hatnr-
j day of each monih ill A. . I'. VY. hall at i
p. m. Mkk. B K.hhokmakkr, President.
MRU. I'rhu.a In kkh, Hei ri'tary.
1I0O1I K I V K It I.OIMIK, No. KkV A. F. and A
11 M. .Meet fiaturday eveninff on or before
each lull moon. A N. kahh, vt . M.
A. 1'. Batkham, Secretary.
HOOD KIVKR CIIAPTKK, No. 27, R. A. M
Muets third Kriilay inula of each month.
F. V. BRoaira, 11. V.
H. F. Daviiwon, Secretary.
HOOD KIVKR CHAPTER, No. 2.1, O. K. H.
Mceta at'cond and fourth Tueaday even
ing of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. MRS. F.va B. Haynbi, W. M.
II. F. Daviuxov, Secretary.
OI.KTA ASHKMBI Y, No. 103, 1'nlted Artiaana.
Meeta t-ecolid Tuesday of each month at
Fraternal hall. F. C. llltumn, M. A.
J). McDonald, Secretary.
W ACCOM A I.OIXIK, No. 311, K. of P. Meets
In A. O. U. VY. hall every Tuesday night.
Dorhawk burnt, C. C.
Frank I.. Daviiwon, K. of K. & H.
RtVKKHIDR I.OIIC.K, No. 68, A. O. I' W.
Meett ti rait and third Saturdays of each
month. N. C. Evans. M. w.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
H. I,. Hiiwk, Rei'oider.
IDI.KWII.DK I.OIKIE, No. 1117, I. O ). F.
Meula 111 Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. A. (i. UETCHKI,, N.ti.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary.
nOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meeta at A. O. I'. Y. hall oil the lirat and
third Fridays of each monih.
J. K. Hand, Commander.
DIVKRKIPK LODGE NO. 40, DKfiRKK OF
IV HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets Una and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Mrs. (Jkoroia Ra.no, C. of II.
Mrs. ('has Clarke, Recorder.
SUNSHINE SOCIETY Meets (.econd and
fourth Saturdavs of each month at 2
o'clock. Minn I.kna Knkll, President.
Mimb Carrie Bi ti.kr, Secretary,
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Fellows' Hall the Aral and
third Wednesdays of each month.
F. 1.. Davihson, V. C
E. It. Bradley, Clerk.
jYj F. SHAW, M. D.
Telephone No. HI.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office, upstairs over Everhart's store. All
calls left at ihe office or residence will be
promptly attended to.
JOIIN L ELAND HENDERSON
TAKY PUHLIU and KKAL,
For 23 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience In
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equiped to treat catarrh of nose ana throat
and diseases of women.
special terms for ollice treatment o( chronic
Telephone, office, 125. residence, '.
CARPENTER AND BUILDER.
Estimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
JTCONOMY SHOE SHOP.
Men's half soles,' hand (ticked, $1;
nailed, "nest, 75c; second, 50c; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best,
M)c; second, 35. Best stock and work
in Howl River. C. WELDS, Prop.
JIIE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Canities, Nuts, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE & GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSi US, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to 3
and ti to 7 P. M.
JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
ToMMNfON Bros, Pkops.
FIR AND PINE LUMBER
Of the lest quality alwas on hand at
prices to suit the times.
gUTLER A CO.,
Do a general banking business.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Hoon Rivkr, Orkgos.
Estimates Furnished. Plans Drawn
J. HAYES, J. r. v
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attended, to at any time. Collections mada,
and anv buaineas gieji to ua will be attended
topedilv and results made promptly. Will
locale on icood government lands, either lim
tieror farming. We are in touch with the U.
b Laud oftce at The Dalles. Give us a calL
. , an : . 1 . I) .1 DrAlh... Riti n.M wilt
IUWS Of I IE1
From All Parts of the New World
and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Important Hap
perHngt of the Past Week In a
Vesuvius is again alive.
Tlie woist of the Ohio flood is over.
There is renewed military activity
Measles Lave broken out on the
A Nebraska colony wishes to buy
50, (XX) acres in Oregon.
A man was frozen to death in the
streets of Huntsville, Tenn.
The fuiluro of the Vancouver bank
is still shrouded in mystery.
Fred Runimol met death under a
snow Blide in Eastern rOegon.
The loss at Fittsburg, during the
recent storm, is placed at 12,000,000.
The Berlin police are watching
anarchists who conspired against the
An express train on the , Choctaw
road was held up and robbed in
The Ohio river continues to rise,
but it is thought no serious damage
Aguinaldo considers American sov
ereignty preferable to native inde
pendence. Billy Smith, an American, was
probably fatally injured in a London
The American rowing crews were
very grudgingly welcomed on their
arrival in England.
Cold weather continues in Tennes
see. Many orchards are ruined by the
weight of snow on the trees.
The leader of the Colombian rebels
has agreed to end the revolntion, and
peace will soon lie proclaimed.
The English people are getting
tired of the war with the Boers, and
the taxpayers are beginning to grum
ble at the little progress being made.
Rear Admiral Schley has arrived at
Chinese rebels again attacked the
All danger from the recent great
storm in the Ohio valley has passed
United States officers have begun a
war on the Chinese slave trade in San
The Philippine tariff is not likely
to lie promulgated until insular cases
Joseph Hume, the pioneer salmon
packer of the Pacific coast, is dead at
The people of Santo Domingo will
have nothing to do with annexation
to the United States.
Province of Lcyte has been created
in the Philippines and American
officers placed in control.
Leading stove manufacturers will
form a combine for mutual benefit in
the way of freight rates, etc.
Manufacturers of mining machinery
will combine to protect themselves
against the estinghouse Company
The Corean government has decid'
ed to borrow from France 5,000,000
yen for the purpose of constructing a
Charles Brown, president, and E.
L. Canby, cashier, of the suspended
First National Bank of Vancouver,
A rock was thrown through the
window of a car on tho Port'awl
Astoria train. Several passengers
narrowly escaped injur'.
The Twenty-sixth regiment, which
arrived in San Francisco on the trans
port Garonne, has landed and gone
into camp at the Presidio.
The German riechstag has passed
a bill which prolongs authors' rights
on dramatic and musical produc
tions from 30 to 50 years.
An attempt was made to poison a
prisoner in the county jail at Denver,
Col. An apple pie and some cheese
were left at the jail by an unknown
person for the prisoner. Examina
tion revealed the fact that both con
tained a great quantity of arsenic and
Another rebel force in Marinduque
Ccbu, Philippine islands, has not
yet been pacified.
An English company is building a
railway across Mexico.
Prospectors at Nome were starting
for the hills in January.
The steamer Ramona blew up near
Victoria, B. C, and four people were
General Milner makes a discourag
ing report on conditions in South
There are 120 different language!
or dialects In the Philippines.
The postofflce department is mak
ing plans to obviate the necessity ot
rehandllng European mails at New
Autograph letters ot famous men
will be far rnrer In the future than
now. Great Uteri of today content
themselves with signing their names,
often with, rubber BtamgJ, to type
written documents, and it will be
hard to get much sentiment from type
I hity-Third and Thirty-forth Volunter Regi
ments Gtt Their Discharge
Pan Francisco, April 22. The
Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth volun
teer regiments, recently returned from
Manila, have been mustered out. The
Twenty-eighth and Thirty-fifth in
fantry, now in camp at the l'residio,
pxpect to be mustered out of the ser
vice April 30. Although there are
very few troops here now under orders
for the Philippines, transports will 1
rushed there as fast as possible, to le
in Manila in time to bring homo all
the volunteers to bo mustered out by
July 1. In accordance with this
programme, the Thomas sailed from
here Saturday and the W arren will
sail on the 25th. The assignments
to the Thomas consisted of 127 re
cruits and 20 casuals under the com
mand of Lieutenant W. A. Liebler.
The Twenty-fourth infantry and 150
marines have been assigned to the
The transport Rosecrans, which has
just arrived from Manila, has been
released from quarantine. The Rose
crans brought 218 men of the Thirty
seventh infantry and 200 casuals.
The transport Lawton on which there
were three cases of snialliox, has also
been released from quarantine after
having been thoroughly fumigated.
Seventeen days had elapsed since the
last caso appeared and it was perfectly
safe to land the passengers.
FIRE IN BUTTE SMELTER.
Employe Contribute Week's Time to Cleat
Up the Wreckage.
Butte, Mont., April 22. Friction
in a hot box over the generators near
the engine house roof at the Mon
tana Ore Purchasing Company's
smelter, started a fire about 8 o'clock
this morning which caused a damage
of $75,000 to the plant and will delay
operations for a few weeks. The
sampling works are a total loss, the
stacks ruined and tho engine operat
ine the smelter almost a total wreck.
The new machinery is uninjured and
the blast furnaces and converters arf
not materially damaged. The effort
of the city fire department and the
fire brigade of the Butte & Boston
Company saved the plant, which if
valued at over $1,000,000. from total
destruction. As soon as the flames
were tinder control the men employed
signed a paper passed around by one
of their number agreeing to contrib
ute a week's work free to clear up tht
wreckage caused by tho fire and get
things in shape for rebuilding. The
company expects the plant to be in
full operation again within 30 days.
A New Geyser.
Vancouver, B. C, April 22. A
new geyser has made its appearance
at Lake Echo, Romtomahana, New
Zealand. It is described as a mass ol
boiling water, half an acre in extent,
rising in a great dome from whiclfa
column of water and stones rises 800
feet, while immense volumes of steam
rise to the clouds and hot stones are
thrown a great distance.
Australian advises also report a re
cord blast from the lino of the New
South Wales Railway deviation works,
Tarana, when 70,000 tons of solid
rock were moved at one blast. Ow
ing to the peculiar hardness of the
rock, British gelignite was combined
with dynamite and powder, the total
weight of the explosives used in the
blast being four tons.
Gomez Coming to America.
Havana, April 22. General Max
imo Gomez is making arrangements
to go to the United States. He will
be accompanied by his son Urbona,
and will probably remain in the
United States until the return tc
Cuba of the special committee on re
lations. He desires to wait definite
action in reference to the Piatt
amendment, in order to avoid the
accusation that the trip is made foi
politcial purposes. He has always
expressed a desire to meet the peo
ple of the United States and to thank
them for the assistance they rendered
Ctiba in the war with Spain. Senor
Palma is the choice of General Gomez
for the presidency of Cuba.
Independent Cereal Combine.
Akron, O., April 22. The con
summation of the project to consoli
date all the independent cereal plants
of the country is now assured. The
various properties, 10 in number, will
be turned over to the Great Western
Cereal Company, at Chicago. The
new company will compete with the
Ameraicn Cereal Commpany, better
known as the oatmeal trust.
Deported From Luzon.
San Francisco, April 22. The
transport Rosecrans brought from
Manila five men who had been de
ported by the military authorities.
Among them was Santnigo Maceo, a
son of the late Cuban leader. Young
Maceo came into prominence on the
Pacific coast two years ago, while
traveling with Katherine Tingley,
the theosophical leader. He fell out
with Mrs. Tingley, claiming that he
was treated as a servant. While in
the Philippines Maceo became a first
sergeant in the Macabebe scouts.
Reported by Kitchner.
London, April 22. A dispatch
from General Kitchener, dat?d Pre
toria, Apirl 20, says: "Plumer has
occupied Bathfont. capturing 13 pris
oners and a number f rifles and am
munition. Douglaj' column has oc
cupied Dulistroom. Six Boers were
killed. On General Kitchener s ad
vance from Leydeburg the Boers blew
up a Long Tom. Thirteen prisoners
were captured. Elliott's division has
brought in a large number of cattle."
OH m wm
Items of Interest From All Parts
of the State.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS
K Brief Review of the Growth and Improve
ments of the Many Industries Through
out Our Thriving Commonwealth.
Elgin is to have two now plaining
The Dalles will spend $1,G30.40 for
water pipe. ,
A bath house with a swimming tank
30x80 feet will be constructed at Ash
A cougar, measuring six feet six
inches, was killed on Sweet creek last
What is known as the Kite place,
near Cove, containing 640 acres of
land, was recently sold for $ li),0H).
The Grant county court has ordered
that the date on which tuxes become
delinquent be extended to June 20,
The Ashland Meat Company receiv
ed a car loud of cattle from Gazelle
last week, eight head of which weighed
1,81)0 pounds each.
A human skull and bonesofa man's
body were found last week about half
a mile up Butte creek from rossil.
The remains, which were only a few
inches underground, on the creek
bank, were exposed by the recent high
water. As the oldest settlers do not
remember of anyone having ever mys
teriously disapeared, the general ac
cepted theory is that 40 or 50 year
ago a white wanderer may have been
killed by Indians.
A telephone line is to be erected
from Gold Hill to Crescent City.
The council of Mitchell has decided
to put in a system of waterworks.
Tho Lane county court is advertis
ing for bids for the construction of a
bridge at Lorane.
8. L. Bennett, a farmer living north
of Medford, has ordered a 2,000 gallon
tank for his windmill.
A salmon was caught near the Main
street bridge, Pendleton, recently,
that weighed nearly 11 pounds.
The construction of a creamery at
Summerville has begun. The bridge
will bo 1,000 foot long and 12 feet wide.
A new steam saw mill is being
built on Stukel mountain, about half
way between Klamath Falls and Mer
rill. It will have a capacity of 15,000
to 25,000 feet.
Some young miscreants piled empty
boxes at tho crossing of two of Rose
burg's principal streets and set fire to
them about 1 :30 in the morning. A
big blaze resulted. Firemen and citi
zens turned out, believing one of the
main business blocks to be on lire.
The Deschutes Reclamation & Irri
gation Company has 1G0 rods of flume
built. The flume is seven feet wide
and 28 inches deep, and there is now
running 15,000 inches of water. The
company expects to have water on a
number of the homesteads lefore next
fall. Theditehis surveyed seven and
a half miles.
Wheat Walla Walla, 56.(57c. ;
valley, nominal; bluestem, 50c. per
Flour Best rgades, $2. 70(33.40 per
barrel ; graham, $2.60.
Oats White, $1.25 per cental;
gruv, $1.20(81.22 percental.
Barley Feed, $l(i.5017; brewing,
$16.5017 per ton.
Mil Istuffs Bran, $16 per ton ; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, $17.50; chop,
Hav Timothy, $12(312.50; clover,
$739i50; Oregon wild hay, $(57
Hops 12(3 14c. per lb. ; 1899 crop,
Wool Valley, 133l4e. ; Eastern
Oregon, 912c; mohair, 2021c.
Butter Fancy creamery, 20(3
22 Hie ; dairy, 1518e. ; store, 10
12 4c ppr pound.
Epgs Oregon ranch, 1313,lj'c.
rou 1 try Chickens, mixed, $4.50;
hens, $5.50; dressed, ll12c. er
pound; springs, $3(35 er dozen;
ducks, $5(36; geese, $6(37; turkeys,
live, 10(3 12c; dressed, 1315c. per
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
I3u'c. ; Young America, 1314c.
Potatoes Old, 5060c. per sack;
new, 212234C per pound.
Mutntn Lambs 10(8llc. per
pound gross; ltest sheep, $8; wethers,
$5; ewes, $4.50; dressed, 77c
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.75G;
light, $4.755; dressed, 7c. per
Veal Large, 7c. per pound ; small,
88c. per pound.
Reef Gross, ton steers. S5i35.25:
cows and heiferr:, $4.50(34.75; dressed
beef, 7(3.8ic. per pound.
The only American Indian In the
United States navy Is Chapman Schen
andoah, an Oneida, 29 years old, who
is on the cruiser Atlanta. !
Banana flower has lately begun to;
be used In making cakes, bred and j
bieruits. It Is also used as a child-1
rens food and for dyspeptics.
Tn tho nrpsent house Of rpnraspnta.-!
Uvea of flie Japan Diet, there are 130 j
farmers. 23 oamsiers, 12 officials,
26 mefchants. 6 newspaper editors,
3 doctors and 70 members without
Logan SUtue Criticised Old Soldiers Wemed
Agtlnit Und Agents Other Topics.
(Wishing ton Letter.)
Army officers are criticising the
Logan statue quite severely. They
sty that his position in the saddle is
altogther unmilitary, that one leg is
longer than the other, and that no
officer ever carried a sword in the way
that Logan is represented to have car
Old soldiers who wish to take up
homesteads upon the opening of the
Indian reservation in Oklahoma will
do well, in the opinion of the land
office officials, to file their own claims
and attend to all the business them
selves rather than trust their interests
to agents. It is reported in Wash
ington that agents are going about
making contracts with veterans to
represent them and file their claims,
and are charging a fee in advance and
a second to be paid after filing the
claim; but an agent can serve only
one client properly, unless he calls
into service a large force of assistants,
which they cannot afford to do for
the small fees charged. It will tie
seen, therefore, that it will be much
better for everybody to look out for
The secretary of war has called for
bids from private steamship com
panies for furnishing transportation
for the government between New
York, Cuba and Porto Rico. The
idea is to see whether it is more eco
nomical to patronize them than to
continue the present transport service,
which is expensive. The dock charges
alone amount to $420,000 a year.
During the last three months 1,276
passengers and 5,726 tons of cargo
were carried by the transports, and
the quartermaster's department knows
the exact cost, which has been very
large, a single voyage costing from
$12,000 to $15,000. Bids are invited
for the next three months upon the
basis of the passengers and freight
carried during the last three months.
For some reason our commerce with
Cuba is falling off. During the last
nine months the imports of Cuba
amounted to $53,108,702, while for
the corresponding months of the
previous year they were valued at
$54,636,747. Last year the share ol
the United States was $28,094,030, 01
about 50 per cent, while this year it
was only $24,525,699, or about 46
per cent. The exports to Porto Rico
and the Philippine islands, howeven
are increasing in a rapid manner.
Marconi, the inventor of whelms
telegraphy, is in Washington for the
purpose of selling his apparatus to
the government. He called on the
secretary of the navy and offered to
place an outfit upon the ships of the
fleet for $12,000 each. No such ar
rangement can be made without the
consent of congress, and by the time
congress meets it is expected that the
electrician of the weather bureau will
have developed a method of wireless
telegraphy quite as good as Marconi's.
The electricians of the signal service
are also at work in the same line, and
the secretary of the navy is now get
ting ready for a series of experiments
DAM GAVE WAY.
Greater Part of Town Submerged, But No
Chester, Mass., April 23. The
Flood Hollow dam, in Midtlletield,
gave way about 6 o'clock last night,
letting loose the water in the bis
reservoir, which rushed with terriflic
force into the west branch of the
Westfield river, sweeping everything
before it and submerging the greater
part of this town. No lives were lost
but great damage has leen done, the
extent of which it is impossible now
to estimate. The dam was built in
1874, to take the place of the one
which was destroyed by the flood ol
the year before. It was poorly con
structed of stone and timber, and
had been a constant menace to the
town of Chester. The heavy rains
overflowed the reservoir and the dam
showed signs of weakening early in
the morning. Orders were given to
inspect the dam. The result was
that word was sent to the people be
low that the dam was almost certain
to go out, and the families in the low
lands got what things they could to
gether and made for places of safety.
They were none too soon, for the dam
broke, and with a deafening roar, a
torrent of water was let loose into
Flood Hollow, which empties into
Westfield river. The huge timbers of
the dam were hurled into the foaming
current, and went in one great crush
ing mass toward Chester. Two quartz
mills at Flood Hollow, barns and out-
buildiigs were swept along in the tor
rent. At Bancroft the Boston & Al
bany stone bridge was carried awav,
together with 600 feet of track.
will probably be two days before
trains are running.
Chester presents a desolate sight.
The electric light station is sub
merged, and the town is in total dark
ness. Hotel and Bath Houses Burned.
Reno, Nev., April 23. The hotel
and bath houses at historic Steamboat
Springs, which, in the palmy days of
the Comstock mines, was a watering
place where more money was squan
dered in a night than at most any
other resort on the coast, are no more.
A fire, which started in the hotel,
crossed the road to the two stcry bath
house, where the main baths were sit
uated, and entirely destroyed both
An Arkansas Train Held Up By
EXPRESS MESSENGER AND PORTER SHOT
Train Carried Much Valuable Express Matter,
and Robbers Mide a Rich Haul
Bloodhounds After Them.
Memphis, Tenn., April 24. The
fast express train of the Choctaw,
Oklahoma & Gulf railroad, which left
Memphis at 11 :45 o'clock last night,
us held up by three masked bandits
t Bridge Junction, Ark., about mid
night. It is not known what liootv
the robbers secured, but a dispatch
received at police headquarters states
that the express messenger and porter
of the train were injured after resist
ing 1110 bandits. The Wells Fargo
Express Company usually makes it
heaviest shipments to the West on
this train. rolico Sergeant Perry,
upon receipt of the telegram, imme
diately posted officers along the river
front with instructions to keep a
harp lookout for the bandits, should
they attempt to cross to the city.
The train left Memphis with a
heavy passenger list. The scene of
the holdup is a lonely railroad cross
ing four miles from the river. The
Negro porter, named Gould, was shot
and seriously injured by one of the
bandits. The train was in churgo of
Conductor Nelson, one of the oldest
employes of the road, and Engineer
Johnson. Tho express messenger,
Meaders, is said to have been shot.
The train was delayed about 20
minutes. The engine, mail ami ex
press cars were cut off from tho train
and run to a point a mile west of the
place where the train was stopped.
Tho engine was then detached and
run a short distance up tho track,
two men remaining to guard the
trainmen. The third used dyna
mite on the express car and blew open
the door. It is reported that every
thing of value was taken and it is be
lieved that the bandits' haul is large,
as this was a heavy run. Blood
hounds from the convict camp at
Hulliert, three miles from the scene
are now on the bandits' trail.
BRITISH WAR LOAN.
People Dissatisfied Because They Can Only
Subscribe for Half or It
London, April 24. Great curiosity is
manifested here to ascertain how half
the war loan has been already placed,
as is asserted in the government in
vitation for subscriptions for the re
maining half. It is supposed that a
portion of the 30,000,000 "already
placed" may have been reserved for
the government department, but it is
rather believed that financial houses
with foregin connections have inte
rested themselves in tho flotation.
No explanation has been afforded,
and, considering that the final install
ment of the loan is payable in Decem
ber, and that the first quarter's inter
est will be paid July 5, the issue is re
garded as cheap, and not a little re
sentment has been created by the fact
that only half the issue has been
offered to the public. This dissatis
faction is voiced by the Daily Chron
icle, which says:
"The public ought to have been in
formed by this time to whom the
chancellor of the exchequer has a!
loted 30,000,000 of the issue. " The
paper proceeds to comment severely
on the policy of the government
which has led to such "a disastrous
issue, in which the British taxpayers
drop the round sum of 3,300,000 in
t he process of borrowing 60,000, 000. ' '
WITHDRAWAL OF FRENCH.
Ten Thousand Troops Will Leave China Nexl
Pekin, April 24. General Voyron,
the commander of tfte French troops
in China, has informed General Chaf
fee that 10,000 French soldiers will
leave China in May.
Li Hung Chang believes that the
Chinese troops under General Liu will
be withdrawn over the boundary
marking the territory defined by Field
Marshal von Waldersee as the sphere
of operations for the. allies, as the
governor of Shan Si province received
telegraphic instructions nearly a
week ago ordering their withdrawal.
Hsi Liang, ex-governor of the pro
vine? of than Si, has been appointed
governor of the province of Hu Pei.
The foreign consuls at Hankow, capi
tal of the province of Hu Pei, havt
protested against this appointment to
Chang Chi Tung, viceroy of Hankow,
and have sent him a telegram advis
ing him to delay proceeding in the
matter. The numerous appointment,
of Chinamen with pronounced anti
foreign tendencies is causing com
ment in Tekin. Even the foreign
ministers admit that so many ap
pointments of this character are ill
advised. Oregon Postal Orders.
Washington, April 24. After Maj
1 star service from Huntington tc
Malheur, Or., will be reduced to
three times a week, and the service
from Baker City to Bridgeport ex
tended to supply Malheur, increasing
the route 6V4 miles. A postoffice has
been established at Kilbride, Grand
county, Oregon, to be supplied bj
special service from Susanville. Mar
garet Hamilton has been appointed
DANGER HAS PASSED.
Ohio Valley Towns Are Slowly Emerging
From the Flood.
rittsburg, Ta., April 24. Themosl
widespread ami destructive storn,
from a material point of view, has
passed. It has left a zone of ruin 2(X)
miles in diameter. It was unusual in
that it possessed so many different
features. Cities 70 miles front Pitts
burg were tied up by one of the worst
jnow storms ever known. While the
snow fall was from 18 inches to three
feet deep, which is not extraordinary,
the snow was so wet that it clung in
weighty masses to shade and fruit
trees and electric wires and polos,
bearing them to the earth. It, even
settled on steam and street railways
like wet sand, stopping all trull'm and
making pedestrianistn almost iitis
sible. The fall was so easy and spon
taneous in some places t hvt Jjje resi
dents declare it seemed like tiieTimst
ing of a snow cloud.
A few miles front these unfortunate
towns were municipalities in just us
dire straits from rain, but speedier
prospect for relief, as the rain will
run off faster than the snow can
melt. Still in these places traffic was
practically suspended. Water over
flowed and washed out railroad tracks
and hillsides came down and buried
the rails. In addition nearly every
town on the Ohio river between Pitts
burg and Wheeling is in darkness.
Electric light plants, or their wires,
are damaged and the gas in the mains
is generally turned off to prevent ex
plosions. So half a million or more
jieoplo are groping about in the dark.
A remarkable feature of the storm is
that but few fatalities directly attrib
utable to this cause have lieen re
ported. A railrouder, caught in a
wreck causedby a landslide, and the
death of an old woman from shock,
are tho only ones known so far.
There may Ims others, but as commu
nication is cutoff from ninny populous
places it will be the end of the week
before tho total can lie given out.
ACTIVITY IN MANCHURIA.
Russians Will Renew Operations Against the
London, April 24. According to a
dispatch from St. Petersburg to the
Daily Mail, official information has
been received that renewed military
activity is beginning in Manchuria.
Chinese troops are strongly en
trenched at three points around
Mukden. They are armed with good
Mauser rifles and have 30 Krupp guns.
To the eastward of Mukden, near Tai
chausen, there are 12,000 men under
the Boxer chief, General Lutanz. To
the northwest, near Kulu, there are
6,000 Chinese under the ex-governor
of Mukden. To the eastward, in
Mongolia, and near tho In Shun
mountains, there are 9,000 more un
der the Chinese General Shu. Ad
miral Aliezoff has accordingly organ
ized an expedition under General
Zerpenski, consisting of two regi
mentsand five sotnias of Cossacks, 16
guns and a body of volunteers, to
operate against the three points
named. The first movement was
successfully carried out in the begin
ning of April. Kulu, which is 250
kilometers from Mukden, was stormed
and the ex-governor of Mukden was
taken prisoner. In this action the
Russians had 13 men killed and four
officers and 18 men wounded. The
advance toward the Tarchatisen posi
tion was then begun. Owing to the
departure of most of the Russian
troops from Mukden, the latter city
has become very unsafe. Almost
nightly Russian sentinels are found
shot in the back. The situation in
Southern Manchuria is disquieting
and another advance of Russian
troops will be made early in the
Our Northern Boundary.
Ottawa, Out., April 24. Negotia
tions have been concluded between the
Ottawa government and the Washing
ton authorities for the purpose of re
newing and maintaining the boundary
line marks lietwecn Canada and the
United States. It is over 40 years ,
since the international boundary be
tween the United States and Canada
from Lake Superior to the Pacific
coast was definitely fixed, and it is
over 50 years or more since it whs
marked out between Lake Superior
and the Altantic coast. The neces
sity for this work has arisen out of
commercial claims in Southern Brit
ish Columbia. Work will, therefore,
be commenced in that region early
Alaska Government Supplies.
San Francisco, April 24. Major
Rublen, in charge of the shipment of
government supplies to Alaska points,
says 15,000 4.0ns of freight will lx
sent to St. Michael, Nome and the
various stations established by the
war department on the Yukon this
season. The first shipment will be
made by the steamer Elihu Thompson
scheduled to sail from I'uget sound
ApriJ 25, and the cargo will consist of
a consignment for Captain Aber
crombie's command and the detach
ment of signal service men.
Measles on a Transport.
Honolulu, April 12, via San Fran-''
Cisco, April 24. The army transptrt J'
Buford arrived yesterday afternoon
from San Francisco on her way to
Manila. She has several Vases 'of
measles on board and is consequently., .'
kept in partial quarantine. "Measles
have been found to lie highly danger
ous to the Hawaiian race in the past.
The Buford will probably leave fori1
Manila Anril 14.