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"IT'S A COLD DAV WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD IllVEK, OltEGOK, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1901.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
l'titilnhf'il Kvery r'liday ly
S. V. Itl.tTIIK.
Term of HiiliHTiittoii- ll.TiO a year when paid
Tile mull arrive from Ml. 1 1 mm I at in o'clock
. in. Wcdnenlayi. ami ShIiiiOiivs; dcarti the
attic da Ht IIIMIII.
Kor t'lictiouctli, leaven at a a. in. 'I noi.dayi,
'J'f i i i i hiI m v h and SalnidavK; arrive al il . in. '
For V hi If Salmon ( enli.) leave ilaily al l.'i
a. in.: arrive al T.l.i . in.
Horn W hite Salmon leave for Knldn, Oilmer,
1 unit Lake ami olciiwoud ilaily al DA. M.
For Hingcii (Wash.) leaven 1 1 1 ":)(.. 1 1 1 ; ar.
rlre' al l i. ni.
IA I ltF.I, KF.KKK A I! liKOKKK l.il;K, No
j S7. I. O. (I. F. Meet linl anil ihliil Mon
davi In eaeh inoni li.
: M im K itu PkVKxtftiT, X. u.
il. J. 1 1 1 lilt a R , .-eereiarv.
1ANHY POST, No. HI, (1. A, It -Meets al A.
i (I. I'. . Hall second anil (oiirlli Hatiirliivn
; uf each liionlli al 2 o'eloi k p. In. All II. A. it.
liielnkHTN invlled to meet wllh tin.
T. ,1. Ci xsiNd, (nniniitiidcr.
J. W. Kmnr. Ailjuiant
1AMIV W. II. ('., No. Ill Meet drat Hatnr
l day of eiieh inonlh hi A. 11. I'. W. Iiall at i
(. m. Mkh. H F . milRvakkr, I'roldcnt.
Man. ('Ksi'i.a M K, Secretary.
Hoop ItlVKIt l.OIM.K. No. in,,, A. K. ami A.
M .- Meeia hattintHv cvcitini; on or before
ei.cli full union. ' A N. Kahm, W. M.
A.I' HAtkham, Secretarv.
(Mil) ItlVI'.K CIIAITKK, No. L7. It. A. M.
Meet tliilil Friday night of each inontli.
r . i;. HKi airs, II. r.
II. f. Daviimon, Secretary.
IIOOII HIVKR CIIAI'TKIt, No. W, (I. E. H.
J Meet hccoiiiI ami fourth Tuesday even
Iiiks ol eaeh month. Victor cunlially wel
comed. Mhh. Kva H. Hays, W. M
H. F. IIAVIInoN, Secretary.
OI.KTA ASHKM M' V, No. l(i:t, t'nited ArtlMtia.
- Meet 'eeu .1 I'lU'Kilay of each inolilhat
Fiatcriial hall. F. ('. Hkokiis, M. a.
I). M Hohai.ii, Seerelarv,
'Al't'OMA I.OlxiK, No. :i, K. of I'.-Meeln
III A. t. I . . hall every Tuesday niirlil.
IIOKIIAM K hMITH, t. ( .
Frank I.. Iiaviiwon, K. of K. i S.
1HVKUHIHK I.OIMIK, No. IW, A. ().('
IW. A. ().('. W.-
It Meela tirsl ami ihinl SmiiikIhvh of eaeh
month. N. C. Kvank. M. .
, J.K. Watt, Financier.
II. I... HoHK, Keeonler.
' I iJl.KWII.liK I.OlKlK, No. HIT, I. 0 ). K.
L. Meela In Kraleriinl hull every Thnrsilay
lll(,'llt. A. ii. tlKTCHKl., N.ti.
J. K. IIanna, Secretary.
)OH KIVKK TK.NT, No. 19, K. O. T. M
ineelti at A. (). V. W. hall on I lie drat ami
till rd Friday a of eaeh niotilh.
. J. K. Hand, Commander.
.."nlVKRSItiE 1.0 IX IK NO. 41), HKCRKF. OF
1, HONOR, A. o. r. W. -Meela liri.t an.1
ihinl Katiinlayit al 1'. M.
ina. (1KOR01A Rami, 0. of II.
Mrs. ('has ( i.arkk, Recorder.
QUN8IIINK SOCIETY Meets tuoml and
O fourth Saturdays of eHeli month at 2
o'clock. M ism I. ksa Snkm., I'residenl. .
MirhCakhik Ri ti.kr, Keerelary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. V. A.,
meets in Oild Fcllov.s1 Hall tlie tlrsl and
. . Iliiril W ediiCMlayii of ea( h mnrilh.
i F. L. Uavii son, V. C.
E. It. Ukahi.ky, Clerk.
Mv AW M" n
Telf plione No. Hi.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Orlicp upstairs over Everhart's store. All
, pails left l I lie otliee or resident'e will he
' . i.roini'tly attended to.
-.J0HN LKLAND IIF.NDEK80V
''' ATTORNEY-AT LAW, ABSTRACTOR, NO
TARY 1'I HLIi: anil REAL
.... EXTA'ih, AGENT,
r'or 23 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
t iiiKton, Has hud many years experience In
' Real Estate mailers, as abstraetor, searclicr of
""lille and attctil. hatisfiiction KiiaiHIlleed or
. V no (diarite.
J F. WATT, M. IX
. Surgeon for O. It. A. N'. Co. Is especially
eijmppcd to treat catarrh of nose anil throat
and diseases of women.
Special terms lor olllee treatment of chronic
, -Telephone, olllee, li'i, residence, 4.".
piiKDKIUCK & ARNOLD
; CONTUACTOKS AND BUIi.I)KKS.
Kuti mates itirtliilieit for all kinds of
,woik' Kepairiiifi a specialty. AllkimlH
.'.'Mi flhop work. Hhop on itate Street,
' between First and Second,
;-C0N0MY SHOE SHOP.
K, rmcR list,
s-,.. Men's half soles, hand eticked, $1 ;
.-! flailed, best, 75c ; trecond, 50c ; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand Btitohed, 75c; nailed, bet,
; -;50c; setond, o5, Best stock and work
- . -'in Hood River. C. WKLDS, Prop.
filF. KLONDIKE CONFECTION F.liY
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, lobacco,
" ' ....ICECREAM FAR LOUS....
COLE & GRAHAM, Props.'
' p C. BROSiUS, M. I).
V: ' PI I YSICI A N AND S U KG EON.
. 'Phone Central, or 121.
iQtlh-e Honrs: 10 to U A. M. ; 2 to H
and ('. to 7 P. M.
- Q . 'II. iEM PLE
1'." i Practical Watchmaker 4 Jewtl r.
- . Ma' long experience enables me to do
f the'best possible work, which I fully
' .'. (tparantee, and at low prices.
: -gCTLI R A CO.,
. '. v BANKERS.
1V a general banking business.
vNi;'f CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Jloon Riveh, Orkho.s. -
-.'r v.Ksliniates Furnished. Plans Prawn
J. HAYES, J. P.
" Oflice Willi Bone Brothers. Pnsiness will be
attended to al any time. Collections made,
f . and any biininess given to us will oe attended
' Mu'spcedtlj and results made promptly.- Will
7 louaL'.un fciiod government lands, either tim
Sef litniiinir. We are in tmrcli with the l!.
8 J-aud ottice at The Dalle. Uive us a rail.
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
OF THE WORLD.
Comprthetulve Review of the linpor'wt
.' Happening! of the Put Week Pre
in i Condenied Form Which It Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Mrs. McKinley is much improved
Lacuna luis promised to surrender
Sliiuiin.ck IT vns beaten by Sham
rock I in a trial race.
A watchman in a Utah refinery
stole $15,000 in silver bullion.
The Chinese, are astonished at the
amount of indemnity demanded.
Twenty five thousand regulars will
be returned from the Philippines.
A Russo-Gernian tariff alliance
against the United States is proposed.
The military governor of Ilataan
has been reprimanded by Mae
Arthur. Governor Nash and party are visit
ing the various interesting places in
Roar Admiral Schley will cut short
his visit in London on account of
sickness in his family.
Russia is standing steadfast for
peace, according to an ollicial state
ment received at Washington.
One mail clerk was killed and
mother injured in a wreck on an Illi
nois Central train in Louisiana.
A steamboat on the Mississippi
river was wrecked near Chester, III.
T'vo passengers were drowned and 22
deckhands are missing.
Unless the sultan of Turkey yields
on the question of interference with
foreign mail, the powers will present
(in ultimatum, backed by naval detn
oust rat ion.
A now Russian loan of 421,000,000
francs is authorized.
Fire in suburb of Detroit, Mich.,
did $800,000 damage.
General Ilowet, the Boer leader,
has n sumed operations.
Pennsylvania beat Annapolis in the
intercollegiate boat race.
National organization of machinists
has ordered a general strike.
Yale beat Harvard 57 to -17 in the
annual track and field contest.
The Porte has ordered all foreign
postollioes removed from Turkey.
The steamer Princess Louise was
wrecked in British Columbia waters.
An attempt was made to sell con
fidential documents in the Xcely case.
Seattle men have bonded 1,000
acres near Willapa bay and will bore!
Esterhazy has made an affidavit
that he was the author of the Dreyfus
" Embezzlement charged against ex-
School Land Clerk Davis, of Oregon,
may be outlawed.
Trouble between the managers of
the ButValo exposition and union
workmen for a time threatened a com
plete tie-up of work, but the ditliculty
lias been settled.
A grip containing dynamite was in
process of fumigation at Port Town
send, Wash., when owner told con
tents, causing a panic among tin
Mrs. McKinley is ill, and has been
taken to San Farnciseo for a rest.
Her illness, while not serious, may
cause curtailment of programme for
the remainder of president's tour.
Two lives were lost in a New York
The presidential party is now in
Eastern wool market shows no im
provement. Martinelli has received the red be
retta at Baltimore.
The steel trust will close down ths
Everett nail works.
English coal miners have decided
not to strike at present.
Fire in Augusta, Ga., destroyed:
$1011,000 worth of cotton. i
A fire in Seattle destroyed property
to the amount of $200,000.
A naval war college is to be estab
lished for the naval officers.
The Industrial commission is in- i
vestigating rate discriminations. !
The steamer Tantillion Castle, i
wrecked near Cape Town, is a total '
The contract plans for the criuser
St. Louis have mysterioulsy disap
peared. Forest fires in Pennsylvania are
destroying immense quantities of val
Much disturbance continues among
the eduacated classes in Russia, and
the police are kept busy.
It is said that 1,000 pounds of
poultry w ill cost less to raise than
1,000 pounds of beef, and will sell j
for almost twice as much.
.Xtfiij i: ' ' : j
While finding that the seed trade !
of England, "generally speaking, is i
well conducted, the departmental I
committee appointed by the board of t
agriculture reco.nmends tb$ estab-1
lisbment of a central station for the!
purpose of testing seedyj. sent to it for j
ollicial examination. I
THE ARTILLERY ARM.
Secretary of War Will Increase It to Its Full
Washington, May 13. Secretary
Root is a man to whom wide discre
tion in the matter of interpreting and
administering the laws might havo
been given. This is shown in his de
termination to increase the artillery
corps at once to its full strength
Congress, in its abject fear of criti
cism, placed a provision in the bill
which looked as if the artillery corps
of the army was to lie increased only
20 per cent each for five years. But
the men who drafted tho bill knew
what they were doing, , anil w hen it
came .out as a law it provided that
not less than 20 per cent should be
raised the first year, and not less than
20 per cent each succeeding 12 months
until the full strength of the artillery
was reached. Secretary Root inter
prets the "not less" to mean that he
is not prevented from making the en
tire increase at once, and so he di
rected that it should be done.
This is ir very good thing. Xo
branch of the military service needs
men so much as the artillery. The
fortifications and the equipment of
the fortifications with valuable guns
has been far in advance of the in
crease of the artillery. In the Spanish
war congress was induced to increase
the artillery from five to seven regi
ments, and the last congress was in
duced to make the increase to 18,000
men, but with an intimation on the
wording of the bill that the increase
was to be made only gradually at 20
per cent a year for five years. Every
coast state, every state where fortifi
cations are needed, and where they
have been erected will applaud the
action of Secretaty Root, as it means
more heavy artillery, and fortifica
tions already in place and fortifica
tions to be erected will havo artillery
placed upon them, and received the
care of trained and efficient men, a
care that very valuable defenses have
not received during the past three
Another thing where Secretary
Root showed his judgment was in
construing the stupid provision, of
the Spooner amendment to the army
hill, relating to the Philippines.
There were two amendments, one pre
pared by Senator Spooner, giving the
president authority to control the
Philippines, and Senator Hoar se
cured the adoption of another regard
ing franchises, which would prevent
anything from being done to improve
the condition of tiie islands. Soon
after the Philippne amendment was
cabled to the Taft commission, a
reply was received shown ig that
if it was adhered to strictly, it
would mean great hardship to the
people of the Philippine islands.
After mature deliberation the sec
retary decided to allow the regu
lations for the cutting of tinibei
which the Philippine commission
had enacted to remain in force and
not to be interfered with by the Hoai
amendment to the army bill. It
would have been well, perhaps, U
give the secretary some authority ir
modifying atVairs in Cuba, for he hat
a way of making such .niodificationt
of the best interests of the government
and the people who aregovemed.
First Under the New Federation Opened by
Duke of Cornwall.
Melbourne, May 13. The opening
of the jirst federal parliament which
took place at noon was a most im
presive ceremony. The capacity of
the exposition building, the scene of
the ceremony, is 12,000 people, but the
available space was taxed to the ut
most. The decorations consisted of
regimental standards, trophies of
arms and floral festoons.
The doors were opened to ticket
holders at !) o'clock in the morning,
and by 11 o'clock the auditorium was
rilled except the royal dais. This
was located beneath the great dome.
It held a single row of chairs, the
largest, in the center, being sur
mounted by a small gold imperial
crown. The whole was overhung
with the royal standard. In front of
the royal chair was a small table,
on which was a telegraph key, by
which the Duke of Cornwall and
York was to flash the opening signal
throughout the commonwealth, when
the Union Jack was to he simultane
ously raised in every settlement of
The majority of the audience was
composed of ladies, mostly clad in
mauve colored costumes, but many of
them were dressed in white. Bril
liant scattered groups of army and
navy uniforms gave color to the
scene. Facing the dais was a slightly
raised platform, where seven rows of
chairs accommodated the liiembrers
of the commonwealth parliament.
The lofty north transept was de
voted to the members of the state par
liaments. East and west of t he dais
were grouped the ministerial staffs.
The remainder of the hall and the
galleries were packed with a well
dressed, earnesst, expectant crowd.
A great orchestra enlivened the ante
meridian hour with operatic airs.
Our Mail Not Tampered With.
Washington, May 13. No United
States official mail was included in
the lot of foreign mail which is re
ported to have been tamper with
while passing through Turkey, thus
forimng the subject of a protest from
the diplomatic Wxly at Constanti
nople. The official mail from our
minister, Mr. Leishman, and his mail
for the state department never passes
through Turkey in transit.
NEWS OF TIIE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
ALL OVER OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of of ths
Growth and Improvemeuts of the Many
Industries Throughout Onr Thriving Com.
monwealth, Latest Market Report
Newport will have n Fourth of July
The new school ho ise at Marcola
has been completed., ' .
Timber claims oj j'-'io middle fork of
the Coquille are being rapidly taken.
Operations havo been resumed at
the Eureka mine, at Selma, Josephine
The telephone line being extended
from Springfield to Waterville is com
pleted to Thurston.
The Southern Oregon Oil Company,
operating near Ashland, has pur
chased a Wiring plant.
The machinery of the Suminerville
creamery has lieen received and will
be in place within a few days.
Eighty seven scalps of wild animals
were presented for bounty in Jackson
county in the month of April.
Contract bus lieen awarded to the
Athena Flouring Mill Company to
pump water for the city for $800 per
The Henry P. Smith farm of 199
acres, 1 miles east of Dallas, lias
been sold to an Okalhoma man for
The Ontario Warehouse Company
is building a warehouse on the Short
Line right of way. The building will
be 50x70 feet, fire proof, and will be
(lushed to a speedy completion.
The Sunset mill owners started
theirquartz mill on Forest creek again
last week for a run of several months
They have a large amount of rock on
the dump, some of which which will
yield $75 to the ton.
A hotel will le built at Enterprise
if citizens will give a bonus of $1,200,
Strong indications of natural oil
and gas have leen found near Mil
The receipts of the Oregon state
land olhce during April were $zJ,
The contract has been let for build
ing a school house at John Day. The
price is $J,4()b.
Baker City wheelmen are having
trouble with miscreants who steathily
puncture their tires.
The Southern Pacific is putting in
1,1100-foot siding at Rico Hill. Other
repairs are being made along the line
m that vicinity.
Citizens of Enterprise have organ
ized hii immigration board, and will
try to secure the co-operation of other
towns m the same county.
All but eight or 10 men employed
it the Mineral City smelter have
been discharged and work has been
suspended for a time.
The stages between Canyon City
and Burns are now traveling on the
summer schedule, and .the ent ire dis
tance of 70 miles is covered iii one
day instead of two as heretofore.
Wheat Walla Walla, 5960c. ;
valley, nominal; biuesteni, 61G2c.
per bushel. ...
Flour Best grades, $2.90(33.40 per
barrel; graham. $2.f0.
Oats Yhite,$1.30(8l.35 percental ;
grav, $1.27?1.30 percental.
liarh'V Feed, $1717.25; brewing,
1517(3! 1725 iier ton. v.- '
Millstufl's Bran, $17 per ton ; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, . $20.00; chop,
Hhv Timothv, $12.50(814; clover,
$7(89.50; Oregon wild hay, $07
per ton. ' '
Hops 12(Sl4e. jer lb. -
Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern
Oregon, 710c; mohair, 2021c.
per pound. "'..'.
Butter Fancy creamery, 15
17 lar. ; dairy, 13al4c. ; store, 11
12 'jc. per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1213c.
Cheese Full cream, twins, '13
13'aC. ; Young America, ; 13 14c.
hens, $4(4.50; dressed, ll12e. per
pound; springs, $3a5 per dozen;
lucks, $5(ii6; geese, $(i7; turkeys,
live, 10 12c; dressed, 13 15c. per
Potatoes Old, 90(a$l. 10 per sack ;
new, 2'u'c. per pound.
Mutton . Lambs 4?45c. per
pound gross; best sheep, wethers,
with wool. $4.25(84.50; dressed, 7,lc.
Hops Gross, heavy, $5.75(36;
light, $4.755; dressed, "77J2c. per
Veal Large-, 7(3 8c. per pound;
small, 8(a8V4'c. per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers, $5(3 5. 25;
cows and heifers, $1.50(84.75; dressed
lieef, 8(88 4'c. per pound
A Toledo, 0., police judge says
drunkenness is a disease, not a crime,
and dismisses all plain drunks that
, come before him.
i An Omaha man claims to have
; made out of common earth, petroleum
'. and two secret ingredients a cheap
! and plentiful fuel.
j Earl Grey, of Great Britain, has a
j plan to secure control of all saloons
j and to discourage the sale of intoxi
cating drinks there.
Suburb of Detriot the Scene Blaze Started
In Idle Mill.
Detroit, May 14. Fanned by a 35-miles-an-hour
wind, fire this after
no m swept the west bank of the
Rogue river in Delray, a suburb to
the south of Detroit, for three quar
ters of a mile, and destroyed over
$800,000 worth of property.
The fire originated in the roof of a
saw niill. The plant has not been
running for several months, and the
roof was as dry as tinder. The build
ing was soon in ashes and the fire
iwept across a block to where a dredge
was tied up. Despite the efforts to
save her, this craft was burned to the
water's edge. Great emWs were
picked up by the wind and dropped
in several' directions, settiug lnu-io
Delray lias a small lire department,
which responded with three engines
and the lirelxiat Battle. Even the
greatest streams of the fireboiit were'
powerless to check the flames which
were rolling down the river bank for
hundreds of feet. When darkness fell
the glare from the burning poles il
luminated the sky for miles. The
firemen worked on the fire almost all
night to keep it from spreading to
A TRICKY BANK TELLER.
His Scheme for Making Money Led to Mis
New Orleans, May 14. Ramuel
Flower, paying teller of the Ilibcrnia
National bank, has been arrested here
charged with a shortage of $3I),000.
The Fidelity fc Deposit Company, of
Baltimore, is on Flower's bond for
$25,000. It is alleged that Flower,
expecting an examination, sent to an
other bank in this city a government
sealed package said to contain $40,000
and received in exchange for it $40,
000 gold clearing house certificates of
the denomination of $5,000 each.
His cash having been counted by the
National bank examiner the evening
before and found correct, it is alleged
he returned the clearing house certifi
cates to the bank from which he had
received them and received in return
his unbroken government package,
said to contain $40,000. This pack
age was received by the Hibernia
National Bank from the sub treasury,
of this city, in March last, and con
tained $1,000 iu $1 bills. It is al
leged that Flower had preserved the
label from an old government package
that did contain $40,000 in denom
inations of $10 each, which he pasted
on the package, containing only
$4,000 in $1 bills, thereby making it
a $40,000 package to all appearances.
This package was opened and counted
after his departure from the bank.
PHILIPPINE POLICE FORCE.
Already Organized, Including Over Six Thou
Washington, May 14. An exten
sive resume of the organization and
varied conditions of. the Philippine
native police force is contained in a
statement made public by the divis
ion of insular affairs of the war de
partment. The reports recites that,
because of the poverty of the munici
palties, the Philippine commission
appropirato'd the sum of $150,000
to provide increased pay for the body,
and offered through General Mac
Arthur, further incentive in the
wav of increased compensation for
cases of meritorious and faithful serv
ice, Late reports received at the war
department indicate that an efficient
and loyal force of native police has
now lieen organized, with prospects of
further extension and increased abili
tv. The total force now numbers 6,-
349 officers and men, a great many of
whom are on the meritorious list and
receive addtiional pay. The, body at
present is concentrated in Northern
Luzon principally, although the
Yisayas, Mindanao, Jolo and. South
ern Luzon have police forces of con
siderable strength. In many of the
towns the men are fully uniformed.
KLONDIKERS IN LUCK.
Miners Are Enjoying Greatest Harvest iu ttv
:' 'History of the District.
Port Townsend, Wash., May 14.
Returning Dawson passengers on the
Victorian, which arrived from Skag
way report that the miners of the
Klondike are enjoying the greatest
harvest in the history of the country,
owing to the abundance of the surf not
water, which is being utilized in sluic
ing the dirt taken out during the
winter months, and the yield of yel
low metal w ill exceed the best expec
tations of the mine-owners.
The Victoria reports considerable
excitement in the north, caused by
the smalhiox epidemic, and various
settlements are taking every precau
tion to cheek and wipe out the dis
ease. At Mcagway a mass meeting
was held, the Indians were driven
out of the city, and a strong guard
was placed around the town to prevent
their return. Nearly all sections are
in quarantine. Every stranger arriv
ing is held up and inspected.
Northwest Postal Orders.
Washington, May 14. The post-
office at Brinnin, Jefferson county,
Wash., has been moved one mile to
the south, without change of post
master. The office at Kaufman, Fre
mont county, daho, has been moved
two miles north, without change of
The Minnesota game warden is
batching 100,000,000 wall eyed pike.
RIVER BOAT SINKS
MISSISSIPPI RIVER STEAMER HIT
A SUNKEN SNAG.
The City of Paducah Wrecked at Brunkhorst
Landing, Illinois Two Passengers and
Over Twenty Colored Deckhands Find a
Watery Crave Divers Searching for ths
Grand Tower, III., May 15. The
steamer City of Paducah sank in 25
feet of water five minutes after strik
ing a snag while backing out from
Brunkhorst landing. The bodies of
o passengers who were drowned
have been.. recovered, and 22 members
of tho crew, most of them Negroes,
are missing. All of the officers were
The passenger list has not Wen re
covered. A diver is searching for it.
Only the texas and hurricane decks
are above water, which reaches to the
skylights of the cabins. All the
staterooms are completely filled with
water. The steamUiat drifted a third
of a mile below the landing before
she sank. The first mate says the
lioat went down within three minutes
after striking the snag. He was on
the cabin deck und escaped by climb
ing through the skylight.
It is supposed that most of the mis
sing deck hands who were on the
lower deck were washed down the
river The I mat lies down about 100
feet from the Illinois shore, the fore
part of the hurricane deck being
under water. She appears to be a
total wreck. The coroner of Mur
physboro, 111., is now holding an in
quest while the diver is searching for
NUMBER OF SOLDIERS KILLED.
Due to Explosion of Mines Buried on Fron.
tier Chinese Provinces.
Victoria, B. C, May 15. News
was brought by the steamer Glenogle
that a severe earthquake occurred at
Yokohama April 24, lasting fully two
minutes. No damage was reported.
The Asiatic reports that on April
22, 150 French and 30 Germans were
killed and wounded by the explosion
of mines buried on the frontier of
Shan Si and Chili Li.
The China Times reports the capt
ure of a brigand headquarters, where
Chinese were pillaging the neighbor
hood under the leadership of 10 for
eign soldiers. The Germans killed
20 Chinese and captured a junk, on
winch a cannon was mounted.
The new 700 ton liner Sobranon
was wrecked on tho Chinese coast
.near Lung Ying prior to the sailing
of the Glenogle. The passengers and
mulls were saved. The vessel was a
A mixed battalion of English and
Japanese and French had a sharp en
gagmen t with 100 Boxers near Shan
backwan. The fight lasted all day
and a numlier of Chinese were killed.
The British lost two men wounded,
the French one, and the Japanese
There had been 110 cases of plague
and 104 deaths, and (55 cases of small
pox and 43 deaths in Hong Kong
from January 1 to April 15.
LOCATED BY OFFICALS.
Craft Which Has Been Used to Smuggle
Seattle, May 15. The means of
the transportation for the 585 pounds
seized several days ago by the local
customs officers and perhaps of tons
of other smuggled opium was located
today by Customs,! nspoetors Delaney
and Jri;ijker aTid'Rcrzed. . It is a name
less naptha launch iJ5-feet long. Tho
craft was found secreted on the tide
fiats in a resdience boat house near
Morali Bros.' shipyards. The launch
was equipped with several gasoline
tanks, half a dozen eases of gasoline,
numerous rubber sacks used as recept
acles for the contraband opium, rub
ber clothing, dark lanterns, red lights
and many paint pots, indicating that
the launch had changed her color
almost with the changes of the moon,
and a small arsenal of ritlcs, revolvers
and shotguns. No one was found in
possession of or a claimant for the
seized launch, which would indicate
that the bead men in the gigantic
smuggling scheme have escaped, at
Militia Still on Hand.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 15. The
relief association is doing stupendous
work, particularly in the commissary
and lalor departments. There is
abundant work for every lody who can
do manual labor, but difficulty is ex
perienced in getting the colored nj.cn
to work. The militia is still in pos
session of the city, and will remain
here as long as the committee of t he
relief association thinks best. The
liquor men have approved the action
of the governor in closing the bar
rooms and have endorsed it.
Glad They Are Cone.
London, May 14. Considerable
amusement has been caused by the
publication of a dispatch from China
saying great relief was felt anifflig
European troops at the withdrawal of
the Americans, who were too free and
easy for the military etiquette of the
Of all the British colonies New Zea
land has sent the largest projiortion
of its strong youth to fight ooth
African veldt. .
Philippne Army to Be Reduced 23.000 Men
Orders Sent to MacArthur.
Washington, May 15. By direc
tion of the secretary of war, instruc
tions were cabled to General Mac
Arthur to send to San Francisco at
bis' earliest convenience, the follow
ing organizations of the regular army :
Fourteenth, Eighteenth and Twenty
third regiments of infantry; Fourth
regiment of cavalry; Twenty ninth,
Thirtieth, Thirty second and Thirty
third companies of coast artillery;
First, Eighth, Tenth, Twelfth and
Thirteenth batteries of field artillery.
General MacArthur is instructed to
transfer to other commands all men
in the above organizations in their
first enlistment having more than
one year to serve, also men w ishing
to remain in the Philippines. All
men of other organizations having
three months or less to serve, not in
tending to enlist, are to be transferred
to the returning organizations.
It is expected that this movement
of troops will begin soon after July 1
next, by which time the homeward
movement of the volunteers w ill have
been completed. It is the intention
of tho department to replace the home
coming regulars, so far as the mili
tary conditions in the Philippines re
quire it, with troops recently organ
ized in this country under the pro
visions of the army reorganization
act. These movements are predi
cated on the policy of the adminis
tration to reduce the army in the
Philippines to 40,000 after the return
of the volunteers.
The war dejiartment today pub
lished the reorganization order pre
scribing tho strength of the various
branches ot the military service upon
the basis of a total army of 77,287
men and a staff of 2,783, the enlisted
strength being 74,504 men. By the"
order each cavalry regiment will con
sist of 12 cavalry troops of 85 enlisted
men each, making the total strength
of the cavalry branch 15,840 men.
The coast artillery w ill consist of 12U
companies of 109 enlisted men each,
making 13,734, and the field artillery
of 30 batteries of 1(50 men each, mak
ing a total artillery force, field and
coast, of 18,802 enlisted men. -The
30 infantry regiments will consist of
12 companies of 104 enlisted' 'men
each, making the infantry strength
38,520 enlisted men. The engineer
battalions will have four companies
of 104 enlisted men each, witb a band
and will, have a strength of 1,282 en.
listed men. "
COST HIM HIS LIFE.
Man Who Stepped Aside to , Let Anolhei
Gain Safety First, J
Indianapolis, May 15 Wbilo Wil
liam Phelps, of Richmond, Ky.,; ami
James Staplcbury, of this city, were
cleaning out the inside of an eight
foot 'upright boiler at the TVra line
mills today, an employe., tu'riiptf'tyi
the steam, thinking the cock tight.
It leaked, and the scalding steam
poured in on the two men. Tlie only
exit was up a ladder. Both men
jumped for the ladder. Tbelps reached
it first, took one step and stopped..
He jumped aside and shouted, "You
go up first Jim, you are married. "
Staplcbury sprang up tlie bidder
and escaped with slight burns.
Though Phelps followed at his." heels,
his act of beriosm cost him his '-life.
Both men were being cooked jvhen
Phelps jumped aside. By the time
he had followed Staplcbury up the
ladder the flesh was dropping from bis
limbs. . He lived for two hours in
great.agony. Both men arc colored.
GOT AWAY FROM MOTERMAN.
Three Passengers on a Trolley Car Seriously
Hurt About 100 Bruised.
New York, May 15. An open trol
ley car, in which were packed about
115 people, got away from the motor
man near Fort Lee, N, J., and clashed
down Leona hill. Every person on
the car was bruised and three serious
ly hurt, but only one of them, the
conductor, is likely to die. The
heavily loaded car had started down
an incline a quarter of a mile in
length when the motorman lost 'Con
trol. The car was going so fast Unit
no one dared to jump off. The mid
is a winding one. At the foot f the
hill it curves sharply. When the
front trucks hit the curve they started
around and made it. The rear ones
followed part of the way. The wrench
upon the car, however, rs it swung
about, was so great that the body was
torn and lifted from the trucks and
rolled over and hit the ground. The
passengers were caught in and under
the car and were piled in a heap.
More American Liners.
Philadelphia, May 15. The New
York Shipbuilding Company, at its
new yards near Gloucester, N. J., lias
begun work on four steel passenger
and freight steamships for the- At
lantic Transport Company. Two
boats are (500 feet long and the others
500 feet and they are to trade from
Philadelphia, New York and Balti.
more to London. The steamships are
not intended to be -flyers, but will run
at a moderate speed. They will have
a carrying capacity of 0,000 tons of
Cables Are Interrupted.
New York, May 15. The Commer
cial Cable Company has issued the
following notice: "We are advised
that the cables lietween .Tschifu and
Tsingtau and Tsinflau aTid Shanghai
New Naval Academy.
The naval academy at Annapolis
will lie a tine structure. oWhen com
pleted the buildU; will have cost $3,"j
000,000. . . - . .