The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 27, 1901, Image 1

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rives at 2 p. m.
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dsys in eaeh month.
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H. J. Hibimrd, Secretary.
CANBY POST. No. IB, O. A. R. Meets at A.
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members invited to meet with us.
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p. m. Mrs. B. K. Bhokmakkr, president.
Mrs. t"Bri.a KrKRs, Secretary.
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
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A. tf. Batfham, Secretary.
Meets third Friday nlKht oi each montn.
H. F. Pavidsoh, Secretary.
Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
ings of each month. Visitors coidially wel
comed. Mrs. Eva B. Hiynh, W. M. .
H. F. Davidson, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, I' lilted Artisans.
Meets sec ond Tuesday of each month at
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Meets tlrst and third Saturdays of each
month. N. C. Evans. M. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
H. L. Hows, Recorder.
1DLEWII.DE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets in Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. A. 0. Gktchei., K.G.
J. E. Hawna, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M..
meets at A. O. U, W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
J. E. Rand, Commander.
HONOR, A. O. V. W. Meets first and
third Saturdays at It P. M.
M rs. Georgia Rand, C. of H.
Mrs. Chas Clarkr, Recorder.
OUNSHINE SOCIETY Meets tscond and
O fourth Saturdavs of each month at 2
o'clock. MimhLknaSnkli., President.
Miss Carrii Butler, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets ill Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
F. L. Davidson, V. C.
' E. R. Bradley, Clerk.
Cold crowns and bridge work and all-kinds of
Up-lo-DaU Dentistry;
B:iccestor to Dr. M.,F. Bruw.
Calls promptly answered In town or commit,
Dav or Nluht.
Telephones: Residence, 81 ; Office, 88.
Ofllce over Everhart's Grocery.
For23vears a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience in
Real Entate matiers, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
no charge.
J F. WATT, M. Et
Surgeon for O. R. A N. Co. Is especially
equlpiied to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and diseases of women.
S)ecial terms for ofllce treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 125, residence, 4V
Estimate, furnished for 11 kinds of
work. Repairing; a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
Newly furnished in all the latest modern
barber fixtures, making it second to none
. for first-class service. Porcelain Bath Tub.
Hydraulic Harber Chairs. A shoe polishing
artist always on haud.
EVANS & DeBORD, Proprietors.
Is the plate to pet the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Note, Tobacco,
Cigars, etc. . ,
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to S
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Practical Watchmiker I Jeieiar.
Mt long experience enables tue to do
the best possible work, which I fully
guarantee-, and at low prices.
Do a general banking business.
All Work Promptly and Satisfactorily
Executed. OliU-e at Shernli's
Kurnitnre Store.
Office with Bone Brothers. Butineiei wilt be
attended to at anr time. Collections made.
W ill loraie on good government lands, either
timber or larmint
K Comprehensive Review ef the Important
Happening! of the Past Wtek Presented
In a Condensed Form Which It Motf
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Edward J. Mclntire, of Portland,
was murdered near Olequa, Vah.
Five masked men held up Pendle
ton gambling house for f 1,500.
Arbitration council will declare
itself incompetent to act on Boer
At Chehali , Jhn W. Ferrier was
acquitted of the murder of Bramon
Holcomb. , . '
Bureau chiefs of the treasury de
partment as a body called on Pros-
dent Roosevelt.
Duke and Duchess of York enjoyed
a day on the Ottawa river as the
guesta of lumbermen.
Admiral Sampson, at his own re
quest, will be relieved as commandant
of the Boston navy yard.
President Shuffer reviews the late
steel strike, and severely criticises
other labor organizations.
Czolgosz, the assassin of President
McKinley, was placed on trial. He
pleaded "guilty" but the court or-.
dered the plea of "not guilty" to
stand. The prisoner seemed uncon
Destructive forest fires in Colorado
have subsided.
A Cheyenne woman shot and killed
her father-in-law.
Columbia s being prepared for the
coming yacht races.
The Buffalo Exposition lias suf
fered a heavy financial loss.
No poison was found on the bullets
or revolver taken from Czolgose..
) McKinley memorial services were
held at Chicago and other cirties.
Harry De Windt will again attemt
the overland journey via Behring
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall
and York will visit an Ottawa lum
ber camp.
Col. Murray, commander of Lovatt's
Scouts, was killed by Boers on the
Orange river.
Explorers in Northern Alaska found
herds of mountain sheep frozen in the
ice of glaciers.
The U. S. training ship Mohican
returned from a prolonged cruise and
reports 90 desertions.
Herr Johann Most was arrested
after a hard fight while making anar
chist speeches in New. York.
A boy attempted to photograph
President Roosevelt as he left church,
but was stopped by a policeman.
Many Boers will settle in Damara-
Mrs. MeKinley'g condition does not
W. A. McCormic, timber land deal
er committed suicide.
The Duke and Duches of Cornwall
and York are at Montreal,
The "allied party' was launched
by reformers at Kansas City.
Puget Sound conference of the M.
E. Church opened at Olympia. -
The San Francisco strike has
resolved itself into a game of seige.
The czar arrived at Dunkirk,
France, and proceeded to Campiegne.
Roosevelt inspires confidence by his
announcement that he will carry out
McKinley's policy.
O. R . & N. company arranges for a
monthly exchange fair a help to the
farmer at Pendleton.
Citizens of Marshfieid, Or., made a
man leave town because he spoke dis
respectfully of President McKinley.
The body of the late president ar
rived at Canton. The remains were
taken to the Canton Courthouse,
where they lay in state.
Log raft reaches San Francisco jn
Chinese troops have re-entered
Czolgosz' trial was set for next
Mrs. McKinley seems to be break
ing down.
Northern whaling fleet meeting
with poor success.
Frost in the corn belt strengthens
the grain markets.
The state funeral of the late presi
dent occurred at Washington.
The charter commission went on
record in favor of civil service regula
tions. Roosevelt asked th members of
the cabinet to remain througnrout
the term.
Men are en route from Ohio to
take the places of the strikers at San
A pair of old English brass andirons
or "fire dogs" were sold for 280 guin
eas in London the other day.
In many of the perfume factories
of South Europe only the purest olive
oil is used in fixing the perfumes of
The Forth bridge is constantly Us
ing repainted. So vast is the struc
ture that it takes 50 tons of paint to
give it one coat, and the area dealt
with is something likt 120 acres
General Hernandez of Venezuela, U Being
Tortured in Confinement
New York, Sept. 25. According to
the story told here by & Veneiulean
who reached New York a few days ago,
General Jose Manuel Heurnandez, the
head of the Conservative party In
Venezuela, and who Is a political pris
oner, Is undergoing treatment even
worse than that of Dreyfus on Devil's
Island. His political and military
strength was recently shown, says the
Tribune, In the organization of a. revo
lutionary movement on the frontier,
under the leadership of General Gar
brane. This uprising which President
Castro called, a Colombian Invasion,
was, in reality a Heurnandez move
ment. It Is said.
"Immediately following this," said
one of Hernandez's former fellow
prisoners now here, "began the sys
tematic attacks on General Hernandez,
which his frlendB fear will end tho
veteran's career. The first move was
to transfer him to the darkest dun
geon in the foul-smelling old fort. A
huge bell was fastened to his ankle.
He is not permitted to see anyone, nor
Is he permitted to communicate with
the outside world. He Is even denied
the usual exercise about the prison
yard. His keepers take a fiendish de
light In throwing live rats, spiders and
other vermin fhto his dungeon, particu
larly when he sleeps. The rations al
lowed General Henrnandez are only
half those required by a man of his
physical condition."
Person! Injured In Hungarian Collision Were
Burned Alive.
Bucharest, Sept. 25. The collision
yesterday at Palota, between the Vi
enna express and the petroleum trains,
appears inthe light of latest events, to
have been a most terrible affair. In a
few seconds the whole arena of the
collision became a huge lake of burn
ing petroleum. Trees and every
thing inflammable within an area of
a quarter of a mile were destroyed.
1 here were some ghastily scenes.
A girl was burned to death in sight
of both her parents, who escaped.
M. Dinu, a Roumanian millionaire,
got his foot jammed in the wreckage
and begged one of the train guards
to sever the foot with an ax, promis
ing him a large reward if he would do
so. Jiolore the guard could neip
him he sank into the flames and was
burned to death. Schwartz, the con
ductor, who was similarly jammed,
clung so desperately to the man who
tried to extricate him that his would
be rescuer had to be dragged away just
as Schwartz perished in the flames.
Most, of the 22 who were killed
were burned to death.
Administrative Council Will Declare ftelf Jn.
competent to Pass on Issues Involved.
Tho" Hague, Sept. 25. It is under
stood that the administrative council
of the arbitration council will declare
itself incompetent , to deal with the
Boer appeal for arbitration upon the
issusi involved in the South African
Comment of German Press.
London, Sept. 25. The Berlin cor
respondent of the Times says :
"The news of the British reverses
in South Africa is discussed on the
whole with much moderation in the
more serious organs of the German
press. The less responsible papers
make no effort to conceal their exulta
tion. The concensus of opinon is
that the chief importance of the "re
cent Boer successes' is in the encour
agement they will afford to the
burghers and their enect upon the
Cape Colony loyalists. The paperj-e-gards
the new activity and daring of
the Boers as a crushing reply to Lord
Kitchener's latest proclamation."
Ten Killed In Collision.
' Warren, Mass., Sept. 25. Ten
were killed and 21 injured in a col
lision on the Boston & Albany railroad
today, between a switching freight
and a gravel train. All the killed
and injured were gravel train em
ployes, who were in the caboose eating
dinner when the collision occurred.
The calioose was telescoped by a gravel
The New Controller.
Chicago, Sept. 25. William B.
Ridgely, whose appointment to the
controllershiip of the currency was
announced at Canton yesterday, will
within a few days resign the vice
presidency of the Republic Iron it
Steel company and leave Chicago
for Washington to assume his new
Big Insane Asylum Fire.
Norfolk, Neb., Sept 25. The asylum
for the Insane in this city was almost
completely destroyed by fire today. It
Is believed that three Inmates were
burned to death. The fire originated
from some unknown cause in the west
wing of the Institution. Loss on build
ings and contents will probably reach
300,000. Owing to the early hour and
the nnpreparedne8s of the fire depart
ment but little could be done In the
effort to save the institution. There
was 600 Inmates In the main building
and the efforts to rescue them were
difficult In the extreme.
Coming to Hit Father's Side.
Silverton, Or, Sept 25. T. W. Dav
enport, who was injured a few days
ago by falling In the running gear of
uis wagon, breaking his lower jaw and
receiving other injuries, is renorted
better today. His friends, however,
have little hopes of his recovery.
In view of ths serlos condition ot
the patient, the physicians have sent
for Mr. Davenport's son, Homer, the
famous New York cartoonist He
started for Oregon last Saturday, and
win corns oirectiy to Silvorton.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of lm.
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report ;
Philomath reports a scarcity of
houses to rent. ; :
Umatilla county proposes to try
crushed rock on her county roads.
The Salvation army will hold a
harvest festival at Pendleton, Septem
ber 24-25. , "4.
The Marshfieid clerks are advocat
ing an early closing movement.with a
good show of success.
Many Christian Adventists are at
The Dalles to attend the camp meet
ing which opens Friday.
It is estimated that nearly $500,000
has been invested in Eastern Oregon
mines since January 1, 1901.
A Woolerowers' association for
Wheeler, Crook, Wasco and Sherman
counties has been organized at
Rapid progress is being made on
the improvements on the new race
track and grounds at The Dalles. It
will all be completed this week.
A grain buyer for an Athena com
pany purchased several lota of wheat
at 44J for club and 45 for blue
stem. Nearly 30,000 bushels were
Stock Inspector Joseph B. Jackson,
of the Lone Creek country, lost his
sheep camp by fire. It was piled in
a heap and set on hre by an unknown
On account of the improvements
in the water supply of Pendleton, the
insurance rates have been reduced go
ad to save the property owners about
$3,000 yearly.
More farmers are wanted In Oregon.
The Roseburg street fair Is now in
full swing.
Settlers in the neighborhood of Lor
raine want a shingle mill.
The winter session of the State nor
mal school at Monmouth Is now open.
The sawmill of W. H. Llda, on Gales
Creek, was burned with 20,000 feet
of lumber loss over 6,000.
The state board of education has
granted a state certificate to A. B.
Serfling, a teacher at Halsey.
While trying to drive an intruding
bull out of his pasture near Coos Riv
er, George YoakurB was gored to
Ernest Cox, aged 18 years, was kill
ed by being struck by a falling tree
while teaming in a lumber camp near
John Peterson, who claims to be a
Norwegian, was run out of Marshfieid
for making remarks derogatory to the
late President McKinley.
Two stockholders tti the Lucky Boy
mine in the Blue River district recent
ly sold out their interests for $20,000
each. They each owned one-sixth.
Mi'3. Lou Hash, living on a home
stead in Lower Alsea, ' spied a huge
buck on the edge of the clearing the
other day, and seizing the ready Win
chester brought him down.
The lessees of the E. Ray mine near
Gold Hill, recently received returns
from a shipment of ore that gave a
total value of $7,905.30 per ton. The
vein is widening and shows no de
crease in values.
Portland Markets. '
Wheat Walla Walla, nominal
55c; bluestem, 55c; valley, 55.
Flour best grades, $2.653.50 per
barrel: graham, $2.60."
Oats Old, 90$1 percental.
Barley Feed, $1515.50: brewing,
$16.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 18; mid
dlings, $2021 ; shorts, $1920; chop,
Hay Timothy, $1113: 'clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $5C per
Butter Fancv crearnery,25(a!27 Wc;
dairy, 1820c; store, 12)15o per
Eggs 23 25c per dozen.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12
13c; Young America, 13)Mc per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
4.00; hens, $4.004.60; dressed, 10
11c per pound; springs, $2.503.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $3.00
4.00 tor young; geese, $0(39 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 12(3 15c; dressed,
10(312)0 per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3,'c, gross;
dressed, 66c per pound; sheep,
$3.25, gross ; dressed, 6c per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $6(86.25;
light, $1.7a5; dressed, 77c per
Veal Small. 8(9c; large, 7
7c per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $3.50(34.00;
cows and heifers, $3.00(5' 3. 50; dressed
beef, 5)69c per pound. -
Hops 10 lie per pound.
Wool Valley, 11 13U'c; Eastern
Oregon, 8 1 2 c; mohair, 2021o per
Potatoes $1(3 $1. 15 per sack.
. The Dean and Chapter of Westmin
ster are entitled to claim as "perqul
sites" every article which Is taken
Into the abbey for the purpose of the
coronation, and that reverend body
reaped rich harvests in 1821, 1831 and
Two thousand of the 30,000 books on
the French Revolution, which have
been presented to the Bibllotheque Na
tionals by the British Museum, will
be kept there. The remaining 28.000
will be sent to the Blbliotheque Se-
Tigna. s
Commander of Lovatt's Scouts Killed on the
Orange River.
London, Sept. 24. The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria,
September 22 :
"Kritzinger, while endeavoring to
force a passage of the Orange rive.',
near Herschel, at 1 o'clock Friday
morning, rushed the camp of a party
of.Lovatt's scouts. He failed to cross
the river, but the scouts lost heavily.
Lieutenant Colonel Murray and Cap
tain Murray; his adjutant, were
killed. Deep regret at the loss of
Colonel Murray, who throughout the
war led Lovatt's Scouts with great
gallantry. Under cover of darkness,
the Boers managed to carry of a gun.
They were promptly followed and the
gun was recovered in a smart engage
ent in which Kritzinger lost two
killed and 20 taken prisoners."
Lord Kitchener also reports that the
British captured by the Boers in the
ambush near Scheeper's Nek, Sep
tember 17, have been released, and
that the British casualties in the
recent Vlakfontein engagement, when
the Boers captured a company of
mounted infantry and two guns, were
one officer and five men killed, 23 men
wounded and six officers and 109 men
taken prisoners. He announced that
these prisoners had since been released.
He furthei reports the capture of
two commandoes one consisting of
55 men, under Commandant Kochs,
who wore taken with their entire
transport, west of Adeburg, and the
other, consisting of 54 men, in
cluding J. P, Botha, who were take"n
with 48 wagons, and their belongings,
45 miles southeast of Carolia.
Lord Kitchener's latest dispatches,
although they contain good news as
well as bad. have contained little to
reassure tho people concerning the
state of affairs. The loss of Lieuten
ant Colonel Murray, a brother of Lord
Mansfield, is keenly felt. There is
little doubt that further details will
show, it was a serious bffair.
Remarkable Discovery in Alaska.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 24. The
Dawson News prints a remarkable
story about the prospecting tour just
completed of II. W. Bracken, who
has returned, to Dawson after six
months in Northern Alaska. Accord
ing to Bracken's- narrative, while
in the Bomanzoff mountains, about
1,000 miles from Dawson, he and his
servants ascended a mountain glacier
At a height of 8,000 feet they found
herds of mountain sheep frozen in
the ice. Th theory is that some ex
treme mid-winter blizzard had caught
them while stampeding over the
dome. Then the sheep huddled to
gether and perished, snow gradually
forming an icy covering. Whatever
portions of the bodies of the sheep
were above the ice were devoured by
artic bears and wolves. Bracken is
said to le a scientific miner of 25
years' experience, having resided
three years on the Yukon.
Guarding the Route.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 23. Prepa
rations are now perfected for the safe
conduct of the Duke and Duchess of
Cornwall and York across the conti
nent to this city. The entire line of
railway from Quebec to Vancouver
will be guarded and patrolled during
the royal progress. Thousands of these
men have been specially engaged for
this purpose by the Canadian Pacific
railway. Each guard will remain in
sight of his neighbor on either aide
The royal train will be preceded all
along the route by one or more pilot
engines, which will keep a short dis
tance ahead. A special army of pri
vate detectives is on the watch all
over Canada for suspicious characters,
with orders to arrest any such and
keep them in jail until the royal party
has left Canada. The thousands of
switches all along the line of the
transcontinental railroad will be spe
cially guarded and locked. All traffic
will give way before the royal train,
not a wheel being allowed to turn
within a distance of 200 miles, of the
duke's train.
A New Brigadier General.
Washington, Sept. 24. The presi
dent has appointed Col. James M.
Bell, Jbighth Cavalry, and president
of the Military Board of Review, to
be a brigadier general, vice Brigadier
General Ludlow, deceased. Gen. Bell
wilt retire Oct. 1, thus leaving a va
cancy for another appointment.
Philippine Cable Completed.
Washington, Sept. 24. The signal
office of the war department today
received a message from Manila say
ing that the last link of the cable had
been laid, which allowed telegraphic
communication with the southern
most islcnd of the Philippine group.
Broke Up the Souphoiuts.
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 24. Some days
ago the citizens' committee notified
the striking members of Resistencia
union that the souphouses established
by the union must close, claiming
that they encouraged cigarmakers to
remain idle. Most of them were
closed, but today citizens visited seven
of them, poured the soup on the
ground and put out the fires. Some
of the cigar makers assisted in the
work. Six hundred strikers have re
turned to work.
Ki'tcd Her Father kvLiw.'
Cheyenne V.'yo., Sept 24. Mrs.
Lena Fair shot and killed her father-in-law,
Michael Fair, t their home
in South Cheyenne this evening.
Mrs. Fair is a girl of 20 years. She
says Fair, who is past 50 years old,
threatened to kill lu-r, and when she
fired had one hand on her throat and
with the ether was reaching for bis
revolver. The police found a revol
ver in the hip pocket of the dead
man. Mrs. Fair was arrested.
Prisoner Wai Unconcerned Court Orders
- th Plea to Be Recorded "Not Guilty"
Case May Be Concluded in Two Days
The Physicians Gavs Important Tutl.
Buffalo, N. Y, Sept. 24. Leon F.
Czolgosz was placed on trial yesterday
charged with the murder of President
William McKinley. He entered a plea
of guilty, which was subsequently
changed to "not guilty," by direction
of the court. All the events of the
day indicated that the trial will be
short. Court convened at 10 O'clock
and within two hours eight jurors had
been secured. Technicalities were not
raised by the examining counsel, but
It was significant that every man who
said he had formed an opinion on the
case was excused by the District At
torney. Those who acknowledged
they had formed an opinion or Btated
they were prejudiced, but admitted
their opinion could be changed by evi
dence were accepted by both
sides. Justice Truman C. White, one
of the oldest and most experienced
of the Supreme Court Judges, was on
the bench. Immediately after the
opening of the court and after the
prisoner had pleaded, Justice Lorn L.
Lewis, senior counsel for the defend
ant announced that, together with his
colleagues, ex-Justice Robert C. Titus
and Carlton E. Ladd, they were ready
to act In behalf ot the prisoner.
"I thought it best," he said, "for my
colleagues and myself, that I should
say something regarding our presence
here SB attorneys for the defendant.
At the time my name was suggested I
was out of the city, and knew nothing
of what was transpiring here with
reference to the selection of 'counsel
for the defendant When the circum
stances of my selection were told to
me, I .wtas extremely reluctant to ac
cept But the duty has been Imposed,
and I considered it my duty, in the
light of all the circumstances, to de
fend this man. I ask that no evidence
be presented here that the court will
not permit the acceptance of any evi
dence unless it would be accepted at
the trial of the most meager criminal
in the land."
"I am familiar with these circum
stances," said Justice White, In reply,
"and I wish to say, I will give you
every assurance that the prisoner will
have a fair and impartial trial. Dur
ing the progress of the trial he . will
receive such treatment as the law de
mands in any criminal case."
The work of securing the jurors was
then undertaken, with a celerity that
was amazing. Before the day was over
the entire panel had been sworn, the
jurors had listened to a description
of the Temple of Music, where the
crime occurred; had seen photographs
of the Interior of the structure, and
had been told by three surgeons what
had caused the death of thi President,
and the effect of the assassin's shot
on the various organs of the body,
They had also learned why the fatal
bullet had not been located.
The probable duration of the trial,
it is believed, can be placed at two
full days. Judge Titus, for the de
fense, was non-committal, however,
and merely said : "That depends upon
the turn things take." It is not prob
able that any defense will be put in,
owing to the character of the prisoner
and his refusal to help his attorneys
in any way to procure evidence which
they could use In his favor. The idea
of an attempt to enter the question ot
his sanity is not thought of, in view ot
the reports of the two alienists who
have recently examined him.
Murder In the First Degre;.
Buffalo, Sept. 25. Leon F. Czol
gosz, alias Fred Nieman, was found
guilty of murder in the first de
gree by a jury in part III. of the
supreme court, in having on the 6th
of September, shot President Will
iam McKinley, the wounds inflicted
afterwards resulting in the death of
the president.
The wheels of justice moved swift
ly. The trial of the'assassin consumed
eight hours and 26 minutes, and
covered a period of only two days.
Practically all of this time was occu
pied by the prosecution in presenting
a case so clear, so conclusive, that
even had the prisoner entered the plea
of insanity it is doubtful if the jury
would have rendered a verdict differ
ent from the one rendered today.
The announcement this afternoon
by the attorneys of Czolgosz that
the eminent alienists summoned by
the Erie county bar association and
by the district attorney to examine
Czolgbsz and to determine his exact
mental condition- had declared him
to be perfectly sane destroyed the
only vestige of a defense that the at
torneys could have put together.
Better Fuel Than Coal.
Mexico City, Sept 25. Daniel Gug
genheim, chairman of the executive
board of the American Smelting ft
Refining Company, is here with a party
of leading manufacturers engaged in
the lead Industry. The party will
make careful inspection of smelters In
this country controlled by the trust
Regarding the substitution of Texas
oil for coal in this industry, Mr. Gug
genheim said:
"We have proved beyond all doubt
that crude oil is by far the best fuel.
It has passed beyond the experimental
Reciprocity With Cuba.
Washington, Sept 25. As a result
of several conferences between Presl
dent Roosevelt and General Wood
Governor-General of Cuba, it has been
determined to negotiate a reciprocity
agreement between the United States
&ad tho Island, the agreement to be
sent to Congress early in December.
Cereals and machinery from the Unit
ed States will enter Cuba at reduced
rates, and sugar and tobacco will be
the principal Cuhjw prodacts affected
by the agreement
Sessions Resumed at Washington Many Im
portant Witnesses Called.
Washington, Sept 23. The Schley
court of inquiry reconvened Saturday,
and before adjournment examined four
The most Important incident of the
day was the decision of the court
withdrawing a question put by the
court itself, asking a witness to give
his opinion concerning a point under
controversy. The witness was Rear
Admlral HIgginson, who participated
In the Santiago campaign as captain
of the battle-ship Massachusetts. This
vessel was at one time a part of the
flying squadron, commanded by Com
modore Schley, and the court asked
him to state whether all possible
measures were taken to capture or
destroy the Spanish vessel Chrlstobal
Colon as it lay in Santiago harbor
from May 27 to June 1, 1898. Counsel
for Admiral Schley objected to tho
question on the ground that a reply
would Involve an opinion and not a
statement of facts. Judge-Advocate
Lemly admitted that the precedents
were against questions of this charac
ter, and the court withdrew this in
It is generally admitted that this
decision will have the effect of ma
terially shortening. the term of tho
court, as will also the court's intention
to cut out irrelevant questions and all
heresay testimony. In several cases.
the witnesses were admonished to re
late only events coming within their
own observation.
Admiral Dewey showed himself a
prompt and methodical presiding offi
cer. He called the court to order
exactly at the designated hour, and
adjourned it just as promptly at 4
o'clock. The witnesses today were
Rear-Admiral HIgginson, who com
manded the battle-ship Massachusetts
during the Spanish war; Captain C.
M. Chester, who commanded the
cruiser Cincinnati; Major Thomas N.
Wood, of the marine corps, who com
manded the marines on the Massa
chusetts, and Commander G. B. Har
ber, who was an executive officer of
the Texas, the latter being on the
stand when the court adjourned. The
attendance of the public was small. .
Rear-Admiral Ramsay occupied the
seat which, on the first day of the
session was niied by Rear-Admiral
Howison. All three member of th
court were In service uniform, and the
morning air was cold enough to make
their closely-buttoned coats appear
comfortable. Mrs. Dewey accomppa
nied her husband and remained a
short time. The general attendance
whs not large.
Captured s British Company and Two Guns,
Killing An Officer.
London, Sept, 23. Lord Kitchener
reports that the Boers have cantured
a company of mounted infantry and
two guns, at Vlakfontein. One officer
was killed. The Boers. In sunerior
forces, surrounded the British. Lord
Kitchener is making a strict investi
gation, and has sent columns of
troops in pursuit of the Boers.
The Gazette announces that on the
disband ment of Lord Strathcona's Can
adian corps, 29 officers have been
granted honorary rank in the British
army, corresponding with their pres
ent rank. The list commences with
the name of Colonel Stole (the com
mander of Strathcona's horse la South
Africa), who becomes an honorary
lieutenant-colonel In the regular army.
London, Sept 23. The succession of
"regrettable Incidents" which Lord
Kitchener has reported has vnki
editorial counsels to the government to
ieae io enaeavor to wage war by
proclamation and to recognize the
need of crushing the Boers by force
of arms. No news has as yet been
received that the Boers have liberated
the prisoners recently
according to Boer circles In Brussels!
iummanaani-ueneral Uotha intends to
hold the 150 British prisoners as hos
tages against the carrvlnv mi r th.
. VWV v. M4.
terms of Lord Kitchener's proclama-
May Be An Anarchift
Washington, 8ept. 23. The police
are looking for a man who approached
several pedestrians early today and
asked the address of President Roose
velt's sister, ILo wife of Commander
Cowles. of the navy. Several of the
officers were detailed to guard the
Cowles residence. The man Is de
scribed as about 40 yeari old, speaks
with a foreign accent has a light
moustache, dark clothes and had a hot
about eight Inche long and about
threa and a half wide.
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