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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (July 26, 1901)
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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
IIOOD RIVEK, OREGON, Fill DAY, JULY 20, 1001.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
i'lilillhheit Kverjr Friday by
H. F. KI.YTHK.
Terms of snhscrlptlon-l..'iO a year when paid
Til K MAUD.
The mall arrives from Ml. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. in. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs the
lame da s at noon.
For Chriiowetli, leaves at 8 a. in. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives at 6 p. in.
. or V liilc halmoii ( ash.) leaved daily at :4S
I. m.; arrives at 7 : 1 i p. m.
Krnm While Salmon leaven for Knlda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake ami (ilcnwood daily at 9 A. M.
For Humeri (Vuh.) leaves at i:4 p. in. ; ar.
rives at 2 p. in.
1AI RKI, KKI'EK A II DKCRKK I.OIMiK. No
i 7, I. (). o. K Meets flint and third Moll
dayii In each intuit 1 1 .
Mlsa KatK DavKNPoRT, N. O.
II. J. Jl I li ha M li. Secretary.
"1ANIIV POST. No. II, (I, A. R. Meets at A.
I (I. I'. W. HaH second and (oiirlli Haturdavs
of each mom li at 'i o'clo.'k p. in. All CJ. A. It.
members inviled lo meet with iik.
T. .1. ( UNMMu, Commander.
J. W. ItK.KY. Adjutant.
1 ASHY W. R. f. No. 10-Meets first Ratnr
1 day of esch month in A. O. U. W. hall at 2
p. in. Mm. B. F. miokmakkr, President.
Mas. I'nsii. 1h fc K. Secretary.
HOOD 111 V Kit I.OIXIK, No. 10.), A. F. and A.
M. Mi" is 1-atunlMy eveniiiK on or before
each full ini'oii. A N. Kill, W. M.
A. P. Batkiiam, Secretary.
OOD RIVF.lt CIIAFTKR, No. 27, R. A. M -
Meets third Friday night of each month.
r. u. HKoaus, ji. r.
II. F. Daviiwon, Secretary.
HOOD RIVKR CIIAFTKR, No. 25, O. E. 8.
Mcels second and fourth Tuesday even
ing nl each monlli. Visitors coidlally wel
comed. Mrs. Kva B. IUinu, W. M.
II. F. David ov, Pecrelary.
0LKTA AFRICMItl.Y, No. 103, Culled ArliBans.
Meets i-eco d Tuesday of each month at
Fraternal hall. F. C. BhoML'S, M. A.
D. Mi Dona1.Ii, i ccretary.
. u . . .
W ACCOM A I.OIXIK, No. 30, K. of P. Meets
In A. O. C. W. hall every Tuesday night.
llOKKANI K hMITH, C. C.
Prank I,. Davii-bon, K. ol K. it S.
KIVF.RSIDK I.ODOK, No. 68, A. O. IT. W.
Mects first and third Kstnrdaya of eacl
month. N. C. Evan. M. W.
J. F. Wattj Financier.
11. L. IIowk, Recorder.
IDI.KWII.DH I.ODOK, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets In Fraternal hall every Thursday
Bight. A.O. Uktchkl, N.O.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meets at A. O. C. W. hull on the first and
third Fridays of each mouth.
i. K. Rand, Commander.
I)IVKRK1PE I.ODi'.K NO. 40, DECREE OH
I, HONOR, A. O. IT. W. Meets first and
third Saturdays at 8 1. M.
Mrs. Okoroia Rand, C. ot II.
Mrs. Ohas Clarke, Recorder.
nUNSIHNE SOCIETY Meets tecond and
O fourth Saturday, of each mouth at i
o'clock. Wish I ena Snkll, President.
Miss C'arrik Biti.kr. becrelary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets In Odd Fellows' Hall the first anil
third Wednesdays of each month.
F. L. Daviiieos, V. C.
E. R. Bradley, Clerk.
jYj F. 611 aw, m. d.
Office Telephone No. 83.
Residence Telephone No. 81.
All Calls Promptly Attended
Office upstairs over Everhart' itore. All
rail left at i lie ohlce or residence will be
promptly attended lo.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNKY-AT LAW, ABSTRACTOR, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 23 vesrs a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. 'Has hnd many years experience lo
Real Estate mat ers, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. A N. Co. I especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose ami throat
and diseases of women.
hpecial terms for ollice treatment of chronic
Telephone, ollice, 125, residence, 45.
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimates furnished for all kinds ot
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between FirBt and Second.
JTCONOMY SHOE SHOP.
Men's half soles, hatid sticked, $1;
nailed, best, 75c ; second, 50c ; third, 40c.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best
f0c; second, 35. Best stock and wo '
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
JUK KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE & GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Control, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to 3
and (5 to 7 P. M.
Q H. TEMPLE.
Practical Watchmaker & Jeweler.
My long experience enables me to do
the best possible work, which I fully
guarantee, and at low prices.
gUTLl.R A CO.,
Do a general banking business.
IIOOD RIVER, OREGON.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Hood Rivib, Ohi bo.n.
Estimates Furnished. - Plans Drawn
Q J. HAYES, J. P.
I'mce wlin none nroiueiB. nuaiuc wie urn
attended to at any time. Collections made,
and anv business iTen to us will be attended
to speedily and results made promptly. Will
locate on good government lands, either tin
her or farming. We are in touch with the U.
a Land Office at Th Dalles. UlveusaeaiL
.... .... n n . l. r. .m
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Pitt Week Presented
In t Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The mine firemen's strike has been
The southwest was again scorched
by a hot wave.
The steel trust lias made no effort
to start tip idle plants.
The rivers and harbors committee
has returned from Alaska.
The international mining congress
has opened t Boise, Idaho.
WhitniarHh lias been exonerated of
the charges brought against him.
The ministers at Pekin have agreed
upon the question of indemnity pay
nu'iits. San Francisco teamsters have quit
work and the wholesale trade is about
Colonel Albert Jenks, a well known
artist, dropped dead in Los Angeles of
heart disease, aged 75 years.
A Pittsburg woman started the fire
with kerosene and, with her three
children, was burned to death.
The mayor of Santa Paula, Cal.,
was shot and probably fatally wound
ed by a tough character of that place.
Corbin and Chaffee have decided on
radical changes in the army in the
Philippines. 0Tho military force will
be reduced to 20,000 or 30,000.
A movement has lieen started by
the labor unions of San Francisco to
shut out Japanese, placing them on
the same footing with the Chinese.
At a Chicago race track four horses
became frightened, threw their riders
and bolted from the track into the
spectators and several persons were
It is estimated that $2,000,000 in
bank notes is in circulation which
have been printed from the plates of
i defunct bank. The pates were sup
posed to have been destroyed 50 years
The Havana drydock may be towed
to Subig bay, Luzon.
Aguinaldo is irritated by his con
The steel trust will attempt to open
several plants'this week.
Friendly relations between Russia
and Thibet have been opened.
Hot weather continues in the Brit
ish Isles, but relief is predicted.
Another heat wave has visited the
corn belt of Kansas and Nebraska.
Peasants of the Volga, Russia, pro
vinces are on the verge of starvation.
General Davis has relieved General
Kobbe in the southern Philippine
Mrs. Kruger, wife of ex-rresident
Kruger. of the Transvaal republic,
International Epworth League con
vention at San Fruncisco has ad
journed. It is almost certain that the sta
tionary firemen's strike will soon be
at an end.
Major O'Xeill, the third mayor of
the city of Portland, is dead at his
home in Spokane.
It is feared that disorder and dis
tress will follow opening of govern
ment lands in Oklahoma.
The next official map of the United
States will show the Lewis and Clark
route and incidentally advertise the
No move has been made to settle
the steel strike.
General Daniel Butterfielci died at
his home at Craigside, N. Y.
Earl Russell will enter the plea of
guilty to the charge of bigamy.
One man was killed and 50 wound
ed in religious riots at Saragossa.
L. S. J. Hunt has abandoned pro
ject to establish a newspaper at Se
attle. International convention of Ep
worth League has opened in San
Francisco. The American Sugar Refining Com
pany has reduced the price on all
grades of sugar.
Italy is investigating representa
tions made regarding alleged lynching
of two Italians in Mississippi.
The British and French navies will
unite in a series of maneuvers in
order to see which can out general
The tinworkers' union has refused
to handle non union plates, thus com
ing to the support of the striking tin
The relief from drought -in Kansas
was only temporary. The weather
has again turned warm and all crops
William C. Vhitney, of New York,
paid 150,000 for the two-year-old colt
It is reported that a company at St.
Cloud, Fla., has succeeded in making
excellent paper from the leaves of
Andrew Atlan, the only surviving
founder of the Allan Line Ocean
Steamship Co. and president of the
line, died at Montreal, Can., at the
age of 80 years.
BACK TO THE ARMY
Where Civil Government Mas Been a Failure
Insurrection Not Quelled.
Manila, July 22. Tho United
States Civil Commission today an
nounced that after three months'
trial of u provincial form of govern
ment in the Island of Cebuand Bohol
and the Provinco of Batangas, Lu
zon, control of these districts, owing
to their incomplete pacification, has
been returned to the mi'itary author
ities, it having proved that the com
munities indicated are backward and
undeserving of civil administration.
The provincial und civil officials of
these designated districts will contin
ue their functions, but are now under
the authority of General Chaffee,
instead of that of Civil Governor Taft,
as heretofore. General Chaffee has
the power arbitrarily to remove from
office any or all provincial or civil
officials and to abrogate any section
of the laws promulgated in these three
Tho residents of the island of Cubu
have protested, but without success,
against the return to that island to
military control. Several towns in
Cebu are still besieged by the insur
gents. The insurrection on the island
of Bohol has been renewed and insur
gent sentiment in the province of
Batangas is strong. General Chaffee
has ordered a battalion of the Thir
tieth infantry to begin the occupa
tion of the island of Mindoro. The
province of Batangas will be occu
pied by the entire Twentieth infan
try. II. Fhelps Whitmarsh, governor
of Benguet province, who was recent
ly ordered to Manila for investigation
of certain charges against him, pre
sented his side of the case to the
United States Philippine commis
sion. Mr. Whitmarsh denied every
charge made against him.
An net has been passed organizing
the insular constabulary, practically
ns outlined in dispatches received
last March. A provision has been
added cm powering the chief of the
system and either of the lour district
assistants temporarily to consolidate
constabulatories of two or more pro
vinces in case of necessity. Inspec
tion and discipline of the municipal
police will also be controlled by con
Great Steaming Radius of Proposed New U S.
Washington, July 22. The plans
now under consideration for the new
armered cruisers authorized by con
gress contemplate such a new depart
ure in steaming capacity that these
Bhips will be ablo to make voyages
exceeding any by the ships now in
commission and equaling, if not ex
ceeding, the long ' distance trips of
a"iy naval warship afloat. Although
the plans are not fully passed upon,
the main features are pretty well
worked out. They provide for a
combination of three screws, so separ
ated that any one can work inde
pendently. By using three screws
the ship could develop great speed
from 22 to 23 knots, so that she
could be listed as a 23 knot ship.
But all three screws would be used
only in case of emergency. For the
purpose of making long voyages only
one screw would be used at a time.
It is estimatod that this would give
a speed of 10 knots an hour. By al
ternating the screws, the craft could
make a voyage of at least 10,000 miles
without a stop to recoal, and at the
same time she would always have her
three sereews in readiness to develop
a 22 or 23 knot speed in case of ne
cessity. APPEALS FOR PROTECTION.
An English Subject In Colorado Is Afraid ol
Denver, July 22. William Rad
cliffe has appealed to the state to pro
tect bis property at the Grand Mesa
lakes, lie says armed men are in
possession of his property and threat
en to kill his employes if they do not
loave Delta county. He arrived in
the city last evening and immedi
ately entered into consultation with
the state game commissioner. The
opinion of the attorney general will
be asked as to the duty of the state.
Radcliffe ' places his loss in voung
trout alone at $10,000. Rad'cliff
who is an Englislf subject, has ap
pealed to the British consul for pro
tectiot. to his life and property.
Will Be Sent to Fort Lawton.
Seattle, July 22. The Thirty-second
company of coast artillery is an
nounced by the local quartermaster's
office here as having been detailed to
duty at Fort Lawton on its arrival at
Seattle. The company is now in the
Philippines and is expected to arrive
here within the next 30 days. There
are 110 men in tbe detachment. Th.
accommodations at'Fort Lawton, how
ever, are not sufficient for a two-company
battery of artillery, and are
now being enlarged under a contract
recently let by the government.
Negotiations Still Progressing.
London, July 22. In the house of
commons today the parliamentary
secretary of the foreign office. Lord
Cranbourne. informed a questioner
that the difficulty which caused the
deadlock among the ministers of the
foreign powers at Pekin had reference
to the collection of revenues, ear
marked for the purpose of indemnity,
and that the negotiations at Pekin
were still in grogress.
NEWS OF THE STATE
iTEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial happenings of Im.
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Litest Market Report
A number of small hold-ups are re
ported around Athena and Weston.
A stage line has been established
across the mountains from Prinevillo
James Hall, a California pioneer of
1852, died recently nt raiiview, Was
Several rich clean ups are reported
from the placer mines of Mule Gulch,
The Eugene excelsior factory is
running night and day, turning out
12 carloads every month.
Oregon college presidents are dis
cussing a more thorough regulation
of intercollegiate athletics.
The natural ice caves near Elgin,
Union county, are becoming quite a
summer resort for that section.
A. W. Sturgis.of Josephine county,
expects to realize $10,000 from the
animal clean up on his Forest creek
Timber fires are raging in tho
mountains in Lake and Klamath
counties, and tho valleys are getting
blue with smoke.
The 2i'une crop in Benton and Linn
counties will be such a record breaker
that it is feared much of the fruit
must go to wasto for lack of drying
The number of children in Lane
county between the ages of 4 and 20,
according to the reports of the several
school clerks, is 7,510. Last year the
number of children was 7,382.
The Oregon rattlesnake seems lack
ing in real venom. Several men
were bitten recently in various hay
(ieldfi in Eastern Oregon, but no
fatalititi or serious results are re
corded. Some of the Polk county prune
growers are already engaging hands
for the harvest, as a labor famine is
anticipated on account of the size of
the crop and the outside demand for
Good coal prospects are reported on
the old H. C. Owen place, eight miles
from Eugene. Capital has been in
terested and development work will
soon be begun. Tho vein was known
years ago, but an obstinate owner
Milton is trying hard to get a can
nery located there.
Wagoneers are doing a heavy wool
business freighting out of Lostine.
The Crook county court paid boun
ty on 740 coyote scalps last session.
Florence people are working for
more adequate protection against fire.
Bob Whtie quail have been seen in
small coveys near Lostine, Wallowa
Numerous bands of sheep are headed
for the summer pastures in the Green
A California lion was seen lately in
the suburbs of Marshlield and badly
frightened' several small children.
Wheat Walla Walla, export value,
555Pc per bushel; bluestem, 57c;
Flour best grades, $2.903.40 per
barrel ; graham, $2.60. o
Oats White, $1.32)1.35; gray,
$1.30al.32l per cental.
Barley Feed, $t6.5017; brewing,
$17 17.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16.
Hay Timothy, $12.5014; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per
But ier Fancy creamery, 17 & 19c ;
dairy, 1415c;' store, ll12c per
Eggs 1718c per dozen. s
Cheese Full cream, twins, 11
lljjs'e; Young America, 1212c per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.25
4.00; hens, $4.00(a5.00; dressed. 10(3
11c per pound; springs, $2.50(34.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $2.50
3.50 for young; geese, $4 per
dozen; turkeys, live, 810c; dressed,
10(i!l2,ls'c per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3k'c, gross;
dressed, 67c per pound; sheep,
$3.25, gross; dressed, 66c per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756;
light, $4.75(ft5; dressed, 6fj7c per
Veal Small. 7(38.0; large, 6&
7l2C per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $4.004.25;
cows and heifers, $3. 25 f 3. 50; dressed
beef, 6s'(a7BC per pound.
Hops 12 14c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern
Oregon, 812c; mohair, 2021c per
Potatoes $1.00(1.25 per sackjnew
potatoes, IJ4C per pound.
Pasteboard armor is likely to come
into military fashion. It is, if thick
enough, almost impenetrable to car
bine bullets, which can pierce five
inch wooden planks. Recent experi
ments prove this.
The record was broken recently in
the sale of unoccupied lands in Ne
braska, Wyoming and Kansas. Over
50,000 acres were disposed of, the
largest amount in any one week in
the history of the land depaituient.
MAJOR O'NEIL DEAD.
Third Mayor of the Cilv of Portland, 1856 7
Passed Away at Spokane.
Spokane, Wash., July 22. Major
James O'Neill, one of tho earliest
pioneers of the Northwest, died at 11
o'clock last night. He was the third
mayor of Portland. At the time of
his death ho was deputy clerk of the
federal court. He was born at
Dunaiisburg, Schenecfadv county, N.
Y., February 8, 1826. 'in 1853 he
camo west to Oregon. He settled in
Oregon City, but soon went to Port
land and became agent for Wells,
Fargo &, Co. He was elected the
third mayor of Portland and held
that office'during 1856-7. In 1861 he
went to Lupwai, in the Nc Perces
reservation, as superintendent of ed
ucation, and next year took full
charge of the agency under a coin
mission issued July 6, 1862, by Pres
ident Lincoln, appointing him Unit
ed States Indian agent for the terri
tory of Idaho.
In 1866, Major O'Neill passed
through this country on his way to
select land for a reservation, and the
land then chosen constitutes the pres
ent Coeur d'Aleno Indian reserve.
He retired from his position in 1868,
and May 10 of the following year
went hick to New York state, riding
on tho first through train on the Cen
tral Pacific Railroad from Sacramento
to Ogden. He remained about nine j
years at his native place. In 1878 ho
returned to the West, locating at
Chewelah, Stevens county, Wash.,
where he was sub-Indian agent, hav
ing charge of tho Coeur d'Alenes. In
1887 he was elected auditor pf Stev
ens county. He served two terms.
He was then elected to the state sen
ate to represent Stevens and Spokane
counties. In 1892 lie was appointed
deputy clerk of the United States
district and circuit courts of the east
ern division of Washington, which he
held at the time of his death.
WEARY OF PRISON.
Aguinaldo is Chafing Under His Long Con
0 tinurd Restraint.
Manila, July 23. Aguinaldo is
considerably irritated at his contin
ued surveillnace by the American au
thorities. Whenever ho signs his
name he must add the word "pris
oner." He refused the request of his
friends to write to the insurgent
General Malvar, still at large in
Southern Luzon, advising him to
surrender. He consented to sign a
copy of his oath of allegiance with
the understanding that it be forward
ed to Malvar for tho purpose of influ
encing his surrender, but under his
signature to tho oath he wrote, "Pris
oner in Malacanan Prison."
General Davis has been ordered to
the command of the American troops
on the island of Mindanao, and in the
Jolo archipelago. General Kobbe,
formerly commander of this district,
will return to tho United States.
Tho transport Sheridan, with tho
Fourteenth infantry, and Adjutant
General Barry on board, sailed from
here today. General MacArthur,
who left here on the Meade July 4,
will embark on the Sheridan, at Na
gasaki, for San Francisco.
DISTRESS WAY FOLLOW.
Many Settlers Rushing Into Oklahoma With
Little Money or Provisions.
Fort Sill, 0. T., July 23. Disor
der and distress, will, it is feared, fol
low the actual opening of the Kiowa
Comanche reservation, August 6. It
is now estimated that fully 150,000
people will have registered for a
chance to secure one of the 13,000
claims to be awarded by lottery,
when the registration booths close on
July 26. Thousands of persons now
on the reseravtion, who are neither
mechanics nor artisans, and who have
little or no money, announce their
intention of locating around Lawton,
if they fail to win a claim. Campers,
who came in prairie schooners by the
thousands, generally brought with
them provisions sufficient to last
from five to 10 days. Continued
drought has caused the water to be
restricted, and for days a hot wind
has prevailed on the prairies, and the
temperature has averaged over the
100 nTiirk. With those conditions
before them, many are already be
ginning to grumble, and when this is
followed by disappointment over
failure to draw a lucky number, the
hope that bore many up will doubt
less give way to more serious condi
tions. Missouri Changing Its Course.
Kansas City, July 22. The Mis
souri river has cut its banks at a
point eight miles south of Leaven
worth and is now pouring part of its
waters into the Platte river. .The
bed of the Platte is being gradually
widened, and there is danger that
within the next few days the Missouri
will be transferred completely to the
bed of the Platte. An island five
miles long and in some places nearly
two miles wide has been foKned. If
the Missouri adopts this new channel
this new land will be transferred from
Missouri to Kansas.
Destructive Prairie Fires.
Denver July 23. Considerable de
struction by forest and prairie fires is
reported from different points in the
state, directly attributable to the
condition of grass and timber from
the long dry spell. Timber fires have
been burning several days near
Mount Evans, Long's Peak and on
the Kenosha range. From Baca and
Prowers counties, the center of the
stock raising district, come repcrta
of destructive prairie fires.
LIFE L A FURNACE
HOT BLASTS AGAIN SCORCHING
The Corn Crop Again Suffering Estimated
Yield Now Reduced to One-fourth Crop
Intense Suffering Among All Classes
Temperature Reaches 128 at Kansas City
No Prospect of Relief.
Kansas City, Mo., July 24. A
veritable hot blast literally scorched
the Southwest today, breaking all
heat records in the history of the
local weather bureau. Yesterday
Kansas City experienced tho hottest
weather ever known hero, the govern
ment thermometer reaching 104 and
remaining above tho 100 mark for
seven hours.. Two dozen prostrations,
nine fatal, were the result. Today at
3 :30 o'clock tho weather bureau ther
mometer at the highest point in tho
city showed 106 degrees, with street
thermometers in the business districts
reaching as high as 128. The ther
mometer at 8 A. M. registered 90 ;
was 101 at noon, and at 3 P. M., 104.
Hardly a breath of air stirred. The
suffering was intense, especially
among persons compelled to work
out doors and in the poor districts
in the bottoms. Seven deaths from
prostrations were reported during the
day in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansai
City, Kan., and over 30 persons were
overcome by the heat. This makes a
total death for the two days of 16.
Most of the victims were elderly per
sons. Tho highest previous temperature
in the history of tho Kansas City
weather bureau was 103, in August,
1896, but it only remained near that
point for one day. Today is the 32d
in succession on which the tempera
ture has averaged above 90 degrees
and tho 15th in that time that the
thermometer has gone over 100. At
Lawrence, Kan., the state university
reported the heat record for Kansas
again broken, at 106 degrees, the
highest in 34 years.
Farmers are still rushing their live
stock to market because of the scarc
ity of water. Today the local receipts
of cattle were the heaviest on record,
amounting to 25,500 head. There
was also a big advance in the price of
grain, attributed to the heat. Sep
tember corn rose almost 4 cents to 60
5-8 cents and September wheat went
up 4 cents to 68) cents. Single
car lots of corn sold as high as 63
cents a bushel to go back to the
Heavy showers fell this afternoon
in Southwestern Missouri, in the vi
cinity of Joplin, the zinc district, and
in Southeastern Kansas around Fort
Scott. There is no prospect for a
heavy fall, tho only thing that will
cause a permanent break in the
At 11 o'clock tonight a local thun
der shower brought relief to the suffer
ing people in much lower tempera
ture, but the rainfall was small.
FLOOD OF BAD NOTES.
Printed From Plates Used by a Bank Long
Out of Exsistence.
Washington, July 24. Chief Wil
kie, of the secret service, has received
a number of bank notes printed from
the original plates used by the State
Bank of New Brunswick, N. J., over
50 years ago. The bank went out of
existence some time in the 50's and it
was supposed that the steel plates
from which its notes wero printed
were destroyed. It seems, ho vever,
that these notes have fallen into the
hands of persons who have printed
from them large quantities of notes
which have been put into circulation
from New York to San Francisco. A
very large per centage of the notes so
far discovered are twos, although some
ones and fives are being sent in.
Inasmuch as the notes are not
counterfeits of any United States
notes or obligation the makers and
passers cannot be prosecuted under
the United States laws, but it is said
they can be punished for fraud under
the state laws. It appears that the
notes readily passed along the Cana
dian frontier, as the takers think they
are the notes of the Canadian pro
vinco of New Brunswick, the words
"New Jersey" being printed in small
letters. The notes are printed on
bond paper and are quite as good in
every way as the originals. It is
said that possiliy $2,000,000 of these
notes are in circulation. " " 0
Blockaded With Ice Floes.
St. Johns, N. F., July 24. The
mail steamer Home, which arrived
here today, from Labrador, reports
that the coast is blockaded with ice
floes, especially the northern part,
where the floes are impenetrable.
This will greatly delay the Peary je
lief steamer Erik, which counted
nnon ralliiiff nt Turnaviii. Wn-tliorn
1 o - '
i laDrauor, ana lanuing ner nisi man
before entering the Arctic circle. The
Home had to abandon her attempt to
reach her terminus in consequence of
Hope Americans Will Take Part
Washington July 24. The state
department has received a note from
the Italian embassy at Washington
inclosing a letter from the mayor of
Turin, to President McKinley, ex
pressing the hope that artists and
manufacturers from the United States
will t&ke part in the international
exposition of modern decorative art to
be held in Turin in 1902, under the
patronage of the king of Italy.
AN ALASKA TRAGEDY.
Three Men Left on an Island Mysteriously
Tort Townsend, Wash., July 24.-
The steamship Oregon arrived in
quarantine from Nome last night,
and remained in tho stream awaiting
inspection until this morning. She
brought the largest number of passen
gers of any steamer arriving from
Nomo this season, The Oregon sailed
from Nome July 13. She rejHirts
that for several days previous to her
sailing a fearful surf was sweeping the
beach at Nome, which endangered
both life and property.
A tragedy is reported on Unimak
island. Three men were landed there
last fall by the steamer Thomas F.
Bayard. The Bayard was to return
for them this season, and when she
arrivrt a party was sent ashore and
found a collapsed tent, tho strong
ropes of which had evidently been
cut with a knife or some other sharp
instrument. Inside were a couple of
garments, coat and vest, both of
which were pierced with sharp knife
cuts. Tho Bayard sailed for Nome
and arrived there July 9, and made
the foregoing report.
The steamer Kuth, which was dis
abled by ice at Gololin bay, after
making temporary repairs, started for
Cape Nome in a leaking condition,
and was caught in the storm in Behr
ing sea and she was again disabled,
and while drifting about helplessly
was picked up by the steamer Santa
Ana and towed to Nome.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
Steamer Burned on the Lakes Crew Believed
to Be Lost
Marinette, Wis., July 2. During a
severe electrical storm today a boat
supposed to bo a large schooner or
steam barge was struck by lightning
and destroyed by fire, and Imt crew is
believed to have been lost. The light
keeper at Menominee saw tho boat
burning just south of Green island.
He called up tho local fire tug and
the latter started out to render any
assistance possible. When about
three miles out all signs of the boat
or fire suddenly disappeared, and an
examination afterward showed no
wreckage. The. nearest land is Green
island and the crew, if they had
escaped with their lives, would have
gone there. There was a heavy sea
running, and it would have leen im
possible for a small boat to live in it.
The boat was on her way here from
the Sturgeon bay canal, and was un
doubtedly one of the Chicago or Mil
waukee lumber carriers. Communi
cation with Sturgeon bay fails to
establish tho identity of tho lost craft.
FIREMEN'S STRIKE ENDED.
Declared Off at a Joint Meeting at Wilkes
barre Work Resumed
Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 24. The
strike of the stationary firemen was
jointly called off at a joint meeting
of tho strikers and the executive
board of United Mineworkers tonight.
A resolution was offered requesting
all strikers to report for work tomor
row, and if they are refused by any of
the companies, then tho United
Mineworkers will take up their cases.
The resolution was adopted by an
almost unanimous vote.
More mines, with the aid of the
United Mineworkers, resumed opera
tions in the Wyoming valley today.
Committees from the striking sta
tionary firemen waited upon the su
perintendents of the coal companies
and asked to be reinstated. At some
of the mines tho committees were
told that the places of the strikers
were filled. At others the names of
the old firemen wero taken and the
committees were told that if their
services were needed they would be
In accordance with the agreement -entered
into at the conference last o
night by the executive officers of the
United Mineworkers and the chief
officers of the stationary firemen,
some of the firemen belonging to tho
United Mineworkers gave notice to
day that they will give up their posi
tions. This will make room for the
Ambushed by Boers.
London, July 23. The casualty
lists received tonight at the war
office indicate that a rtarty of South
African constabulary was ambushed
near Petrusbufp July 16 and that two
members of' the party were killed,
one dangerously wounded and 17 are
missing and are believed to have
been taken prisoners by the Boers.
All Depends on the Powers.
Tien Tsin, July 23. Europeans
here consider that the prevention of
a speedy recurrence of trouble de
pends entirely upon the firmness dis
played by the powers. It is thought
that this fact should be recognized in
Europe and the United States The
general feeling in Tien Tsin i that
China is in no wise overawed or re
pentant. Li Hung Chang is reported
to have adopted an off-hand tone to
ward a member of the provisional
government, and to have talked of
ousting the provisional government.
British Missionaries Indignant
London, July 24. The party of
British missionaries who accompaied
Major Periera to Tai Yuen Fu, in
Shan Si, to investigate the condition
of the mission property, and of the
native Christians, traveled unarmed,
says a dispatch to the Times from
Pekin, relying upon a promise of
protection, which was faithfully ful
filled. Everywhere they were well received.