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VOL. XIII. ". IIOOD EIVEE, OKJSGON, FKIDAY, OCTOBEIt 11, 1901. NO. 21.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Fubluhed Every Friday by
8. F. BLITHE.
Terma of subscriptionil.SI) a year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesday and fcaturdaya; dt-paxtathe
aame daya at noon.
For Chenoweth, leave at 8 a. m. Tuesdays,
Tbiiradaye ami baumtaya; arrives at 6 p. in.
For White Salmon ( aah.) leavea daily at 0:43
m.; arrivea at 7:li p. m.
from White Salmon leavea for Fiilda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and Htenwoud daily at 9 A. M.
For Hinireu (Waah.) leavea at 5:43 p. m. ar
rivet at 2 p. m.
' ! IKT!E-.
AVKKL RKBEKAH lK(iRKB l.ODUE, So
i 07, 1. O. O. F. Mecla nrat and third Mon
aya in each month.
Mim Kati Davenport, N. 0.
H. 1. Hibbabd, Secretary.
CANBY POST, Ko. 1, O. A. R.-Meeta at A.
O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Malar aya
of each month at i o'clock p. m. A 11 U. A. H.
ineuibera Invited to meet with ua.
T. J. Cunkjno, Commander.
J. W. BlOBT, Adjutant.
(1ANBY W. R. C, No. 16 Jleeta first Sattir
j day ol each month in A. O. U. W. hall at 2
p. m. Mks. B. K. Hhukmakkr, preident.
Mrs. I'KSI'LA lJUKe, Secretary.
HOOD K1VF.R LODGE, No. 105, A. f. and A.
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. A N. Kamm, W. M.
A. P. Batehan, Secretary.
0OD R1VKR CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.-
Meets third Friday night of each month.
H. T. Davidson, Secretary
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. K. 8.
Mceta aecond and fourth Ttieaday even
luga of each month. Viaitora coidlatly wel
comed. Mas. Eva B. tUynfr), W. M.
H. F. DAVinaoy, Secretary.
LETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, United Artlaana.
) Meeta second Tuedav of each month at
Fraternal hall. F. C. Bhoshw, M. A.
D. McDonald, Fecretary.
WAUCOMA LOIWIK, No. 3I, K. of P. Meeta
In A. O. C. . hall every Tni-adav ntirliL
John Bvck, C. C.
1. LlI.AND HeKDKHMON, K. Of R. A .
KIVKR8IDE LOlXiK. No. 68, A. O. 1". W.
Meeta Brat and third 8iurday of each
month. K. 0. Evans. M. W.
1. F. Watt, Financier.
H. L. Howe, Recorder.
IDLEW1LDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meeti in Fraternal, hall every Thursday
ulght. A. U. Oktchki., N. U.
J. E. Hank A, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M..
meets at A. O. U, W. hall on the tirat anil
third F'rldaya of each month.
J. E. Rand, Commander.
RIVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40. DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
M as. G boroi a Rand, C. of H.
Has. Cra Cum, Recorder.
UNHHINE SOCIETY Meeta second and
fourth Saturdava of each month at 2
o'clock. M ik8 I.KNA t-.NKLL, president,
atlas Cakkie Butler, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meeta in Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
F. L. DAVItaWN, V. C.
E. R. Bradley, Clerk.
JR. E. T. CARNS.
Gold erowni and bridge work and all klnda of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
j L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Bacceaior to Dr. M. F. Bo aw.
Calla promptly answered in town or coantiy,
Day or NlRht.
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, 83.
Office over Everhart'a Grocery.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ABSTRACTOR. NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 23 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years eiperience in
Heal Estate matters, as abstractor, aearcher of
litlea and agent. Baliafuclion guaranteed or
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. A N. Co. la especially
eqiiipjied to treat catarrh of noae and throat
and diseaaea of women.
tyiecial terma for otlice treatment of chronio
Telephone, office, 125, residence, 13.
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimate! furnished for all kinds of
work. KepairiDtr a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
gON TON BARBER PARLORS.
Newly furnished in all the latest modern
barber nilurea, making It second to none
for flrst-class service. Porcelain Bath Tub).
Hydraulic Barber Chairs. A shoe polishing
artist always on hand.
EVAS8 DeBORD, Proprietor.
JHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
I the place to. get the latest and beet in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE A GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
"rilYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to S
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Q II. TEMPLE.
Frtctlctl Watchmaker 1 Jewel ar.
Mt long experience enables me to do
the beet possible work, which I fully
guarantee, and at low prices.
gUTLER 4 CO.,
Do a general bankinf business.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
g C. JACKSON,
' nmil 1RD PIPES B1N6E1.
All Work Promptly and Satisfactorily
Executed. Odlce at Sherrill't
IGXt FIRN1SHKD AT ANT TIMK.
Q J. HATES, J. P.
-a 1,1, Waii Km. InilnH. vlll k
atteaded to at anv Aim. Collections seada.
W 111 terete ea good government laada, either
timber a laraolnj
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
. Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Perm Which It Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
"Child instantly killel on th' West
Caleb Powers' second trial opened
at Georgetwon. " ,
Two Negro niurdorerg were banned
Colombian rebels fired on a Bri tish
steamer at Tumaco.
Shamrock will remain in America
and race next summer.
Galveston was visited by another
bad rain and wind storm.
The great Aspen tunnel on the
Union Tacific is completed.
General Chaffee sends the fist of
casualties in Sarnar massacre.
Residents of Utah begin a war of
extermination on desert horses
Four trainmen were killed in a
wreck on the New York Central.
Sensation was sprung in the trial of
ex-Chief Justice Scott, of Washing
ton. Delano stamp mill at Boulder,
Colo., destroyed by fire. Loss $100,-
A sheriff's wife in Indiana died from
the effects of fright when a mob at
tacked the jail.
The announcement of the accession
of the new Ameer of Afghanistan was
Charles Hartsell, of Colorado, ap
pointd secretary of Porto RJco.
Time of payment of the ransom of
Miss Stone, the missionary, baa been
extended 0110 month.
Roosevelt will be asked to end the
South African war by American sym
pathizers of the Boers.
Lord Fauncciote will soon join
Secretary Hay to put the finishing
touches to a canal treaty.
Governor Rogers, of Washington,
will not interfere in behalf of James
G. Green, convicted of murder.
Ohio woman is suspected to have
murdered 14 people. Sir Thomas
Lipton will try again for the Ameri
Ameer of Afganistan is dead. Eng
land is much disturbed over the news,
as it will encourage the Boers to pro
long the war.
Captain Council had been warned
of the Balangiga plot.
There is intense feeling against in
surgents in army circles.
A sensational kidnaping case is re
ported from Philadelphia.
Czolgosz' work was praised at a
meeting of London ' anarchists.
The state department urged the
American Mission board to raise the
ransom for Miss Stone.
King Edward is suffering from.
Serious riots occurred at the Hun
Kitchener attacks the British gov
ernment's war policy.
Sugar trust makes a deep cut in
' Flanagan broke the hammer-throwing
record at Louisville.
Columbia won the third race and
the series from the Shamrock.
The speedy collapse of the Boer re
sistance is expected by the British
Sunday-closing movement in Lewis
county, Wash., declared at an epd by
Members of the Macedonian com
mittee were implicated in the abduc
tion of Miss Stone.
Banker Bush, of Salem, files new
and stronger charges against ex-State
Martial law will be declared at Cape
In attacks on two British forts 250
Boers were killed.
Anarchist Johann Most was dis
charged from custody.
President appointed Col. Win, II.
Bisbee a brigadier general of the regu
TheJ Teamsters' and Longshore
men's strike at San Francisco has
been settled. -
The Industrial commission has is
sued a report on labor legislation at
home and abroad.
Boers attacked Kekewich's camp
near Pretoria and were repulsed, with
heavy loss on both sides.
Harrowing details were connected
with the slaughter of Americans in
Samar. The president of Balangiga
led the assault in person. A heavy
force is being sent to ' punish the
Accordng to the anthropologist, Al
fredo Niccfore, a North Italian differs
less from a German than he does
from a Cicillian.
At a historic place not far from
Albany, N. Y., a certain young man
who is fond of having his name ap
pear wherever it will be seen, care
fully carved Ins initials, wLich hap
pened to I "A. S. " Some mean per
son wrot directly under it, "Two-
thirds of the truth."
INTENSE COLD OF WINTER.
Commander Randall Sayi Troops Deteriorate
in the Climate.
Washington, Oct. 10. The war de
partment has made public the annual
report of Brigadier General George
M. Randall, commanding the depart
ment of Alaska. General Randall
lays much stress on the rigors of an
Alaskan winter. The cold he says is
intense and continues bo from No
vember to April, with severe and fre
quent blizzards. There is no dock
age for ocean vessels at the supply
port, lort St. Michael, and all sup
plies must be liglrtered from ships in
the open. If the weather is rough
the work o( lightering becomes im
General Randall says that the
most important work in the depart
ment, after providing for the housing
and supply of troops, was that of con
structing the military telegraph line
and military road through Alaska.
The total length of the line construct
ed up to August 15 was about 400
The work is being pushed as fast
as'possible, and by the close of navi
gation this year it is hoped that tel
egraphic communication between
Fort St. Michael , and Fort Gibbons,
420 miles distant, will have been es
tablished. The constructing of these
lines, General Randall says, is attend
ed with many dicfliulties peculiar
to an Arctic climate.
Owing to the isolation of army posts
and to the lack of facilities for in-,
struction in drill and for convening
court-martial, General Randall says,
troops left to serve there for several
years must deteriorate in military effi
ciency. He, therefore, recommends
that troops stationed in Alaska be
relieved every two years, and that
only men with more than two years
to serve be ordered there. In con
clusion General Randall says: "The
location of department headquarters
in Alaska for the past year is be
lieved to have had a pronounced ben
eficial effect toward the protection
of person and property and the estab
lishment of good order in the terri
tory. This has been accomplished
without friction with the civil au
thorities, and in harmony, it is
thought, with the sentiment of aH
law-abiding and self-respecting citi
RANSOM TO BE PAID. .
Money for Miss Stone's Release to be Ad
vanced by United States.
Paris, Oct. 10. A letter recoivedjby
the Ifavas agency from Salonica,
dated October 6, says :
"The American consul here has
just received orders to make the ar
rangements with the vali (governor)
for the payment of the ransom of
Miss btone. The United States will
advance the money, afterwards set
tliing with Turkey.
"The Turkish authorities have
made numerous arrests among the
Bulgarian population, without dis
tinction ol religion, and nearly all
have been put to torture in the hope
of abstracting information. A prison
er named Dimtri said an under
standing existed between the protes
tants and the Macedoonian commit
tee, and that Miss Stone was even
acting in concert with them with
the view of obtaining funds for a
political-religious propaganda. These
declarations wrung from Dimitri un
der torture, are valueless. What is
certain , is that the captain of the
band designated for the payment of
the ransom a place in the proximity
of the Roumanian frontier, which
proves that he hopes to escape the
Turkish police, and that the Bulga
rian police do not cause him anxiety.
"The Condition of affairs is shown
by the fact that five or six bands of
brigands ofl 2 to 15 men each have
become so bold between Strumitza
and Kuprili that the officials of the
Oriental railroad have requested the
military authorities to reinforce the
troops guarding the track and
CZOLGOSZ NOT TO BE SEEN.
Assassin Will Cain No Notoriety While la
Albany, Oct. 10. State Superin
tendent of Prisons Collins has given
orders that Cozlgosz, the murderer of
Presient McKinley, must not be the
subject of noteriety while in Auburn
prison awaiting electrocution. He
must not be seen, and visitors must
not he permitted to enter any part of
the prison where, knowledge might be
gained of his location. The warden
of the prison has been instructed to
inform the guards and other em
ployes of the prison that the divulg
ing of any information concerning
him or his doings will be considered
a grave breach of discipline, and will
be dealt with accordingly, j
. Working; in Wrecked Mine.
Victoria, B. C, Oct. 10. Work
has been resumed in the tunnel at the
extension mines .this morning, a com
mittee of miners having inspected it
and reported it to be free from gns
and damp. It will lie some time be
fore they are able to open portions of
the mine in which the bodies are.
Charged With Train Wrecking.
Middlesboro, Ky., Oct. 10. A wreck
on the Louisville & Nashville rail
road at Wasola,Ky ..seven miles north
of here, last night, resulted in li e
death of Engineer James Schumate,
of Middlesboro. James Hale, a brake
man, was perhaps fatally injured.
The wreck was caused by a cross-tie
lieing placed on the track. A man
was arrested at Wasola charged with
NEWS 0E THE STATE
TEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portanceA Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report f
A tower has been built for the new
fire bell at Elgin.
The Independence school district
has voted to maintain a high sochol.
Oregon's wool exhibit took first
prize at the Pan-American exposition.
The Baker City electric .ight plant
will be equipped with a new dyna
mo. ' A John Day correspondent says that
the bridge at Beech Creek collapsed
Railroads announce that their fu
ure policy will be the industrial devel
opment of Oregon.
Oregon postoffice ' returns for the
fiscal year show a marked increase
over the previous year.
Edward Everett Young urges a
special session of the legislature
to act on the Lewis and Clark centen
nial. It is reported from Prineville that
the farm residence of J. S. McMcen,
near Lamonta, was burned recently,
with all of the contents excepting a
few minor articles. The building
was almost, new.
Several Chinese pheasants have
been driven into the city from the
country around Albany. D. A. Kirk
patrick caught one under a bush, and
Mr. A. J. Hodges captured one in
the alley near his house.
The light testing plant of the Ash
land Oil company, at work south of
town, has been having ita share of
difficulties, and last Monday encoun
tered some boulders that put the tools
out of order for several hours.
General prosperity is reported from
the Grand Ronde valley.
Chinese pheasants are unusually
plentiful in Linn county.
Farmers about Salem refuse to'sell
wheat at 45 cents a bushel.
The business portion of Gresham
was almost wiped out by fire.
Rich strikes are be oming frequent
in the Cable Cove district,
A Roseburg Chinaman has had
both legs amputated below the knee.
A drunken man was robbed of $100
in the depot waiting room at Rose
burg. ' , .
Hops about Woodburn are begin
ning to move freely at about 10 cents
Astoria has not school room enough
to accommodate her increased school
Placer miners on Hungry creek
near Grants Pass kmake from $5 to
$10 per day.
' Great interest is manifested by Um
atilla farmers in the fair to be held
The men who robbed the dining
car at Roseburg have been arrested
in San Francisco.
At the government fish hatchery on
the Clackamas over 240,000 salmuh
eggs were taken in one day.
Wheat Walla Walla, nominal
5353c; bluestem, 54c; valley, 54.
Flour best grades, $2.653.50 per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats Old, 90$1 percental.
Barley Feed, $15 15.50; brewing,
$16.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 13; mid
dlings, $2021; shorts, $19g20;chop,
Hay Timothy, $1113; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Butter Fancy creamery, 25 27 4"c;
dairy. 1820o; store, 12J15e per
Eggs Storage 20c; fresh 2325o.
Cheese :Full cream, twins, t
13c; Young America, 1314o per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00
4.00; hens, $4.00(34.60; dressed, 10
11c per pound; springs, $2.00(33.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $3.00
(S4.00 lor young; geese, $69 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 12 15c; dressed,
100 12 c per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 8)c, gross;
dressed, 6$6)c per pound; sheep,
$3.25, gross; dressed, 6c per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, f 636. 25
light, $4.7o5; dressed, 77)io per
Veal Small. 89c; large, 7
7Jie per pound.
Beef Groes top steers, $3.50(54.00;
cows and heifers, $3.00 3. 50; dressed
beef, 58o per pound.
Hops 8sit9$c per pound.
Wool Valley, 11 3 12 tfo ; Eastern
Oregon, 8 Mc; mohair, 20321c per
Potatoes $1(9 $1.15 per sack.
The Seine is 407 miles in length
and during the lower part of its course
frequently attains a width of a mile.
Next in cost to the war of the re
bellion was the Franco-Prussian war
in-1870. It cosit in round numbers
There are hints from Paris of the
return of the once fashionable fervon
iere a jewel to be worn on the fore
head and held in place either bv a
velvet band or a fillet of gold.
BLOODY FIGHT AT A CHURCH.
Family Feud Causes tit Death of Four Men
Mors Trouble Expected.
Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 9. In a
bloody fight at the Union Baptist
church, at Big Springs, 10 miles
from Tazewell, Tenn., four men were
killed, two mortally wounded, and
three wounded less seriously.
There was preaching at the church
and about 600 people gathered there,
Just before the 1 o'clock service
began, Tip Chad well went to the
spring, 50 yards from the church.
Rush Morgan was there - at the
spring, and began firng at Chadwell.
Both factions immedately gathered,
and the fight lasted half an hour.
Sheriff Jones attempted to arrest Asa
Chadwell, who resisted. Both Brook
and Asa Chadwell are wounded.
The feud between the Morgans and
Cliadwells has existed a long tune.
Last Christmas they met at Walnut
Hills, Va., when a pitched battle
ensued, m which several were killed,
Eighteen months ago they met near
the Hancock line. Fighting followed
and one was killed. Both the Chad-
wells and Morgans are prosperous and
influential, and have large families
and all their members are fearless
Report of a Second Clash.
Middlesboro, Ky., Oct. 9. A re
port reached here tonight by way of
Tazewell, Tenn., that a second clash
between the Chadwell and Morgan
factions had occurred late this after
noon, but the story is unconfirmed.
At noon, when a horseman arrived
here from Ewing, Va., five miles from
big Springs, no more trouble had
occurred, although the feeling was
at tension. Both factions were barri
caded in . their homes, and were
armed to the teeth. Many believe
they are waiting for darkness to re
new the trouble. Two members ot
each faction cairle to Cumberland
Gap today and secured a large supply
DOOMED TO THE GALLOWS.
Governor Rogesr Declares Emphatically That
He Will Not Interfere.
- Olympia, Wash., Oct. 9. James
G. Green, who ia under sentence of
death for the murder of E. C. Ben
jamin, in Skamania county, last
March, need not base any hopes on
a commutation of his sentence by
Governor Rogers. The governor made
that clear this afternoon when he in
formed a newspaper correspondent
that he would not interfere in the
carrying out of the execution of the
prisoner. Efforts have leen made
to induce the governor to save Green
from the gallows. Two weeks ago
two ministers, members of the Meth
odist Episcopal conference, held in
this city, called on the governor and
asked him if a petition for executive
clemency would be ot any avail. The
governor was emphatic in stating
that he wouldn't interfere.
In the past it has been the custom
where the trial judge and prosecuting
attorney asked for a commutation,
for the governor to grant it, but in the
case of Green the governor said today
that even if the judge who tried Green
and the attorney who prosecuted him
were to 10m in a petition for clemen
cy, it would not be granted. "It was
a willful murder, and there were no
extenuating circumstances, and I will
not under any circumstances inter
fere," said the governor.
ALASKA POSTAL STATION.
Northtrmojt Office in the World Established
At Point Barrow.
Washington, Oct. 8. Postoffice In
spector John P. Clum has returned
from a. trip of inspection through
Alaska. He has reported to the de
partment that the service generally
is in excellent condition, more par
ticularly in the Yukon valley, where
the various towns have a mail service
of once a week in each direction. He
established the northernmost post
office in the United States and what
is probably the northernmost post-
office in the world. This is at Point
Barrow, where Rev. Dr. H. Rich
mond Marsh, the missionary at the
little settlement, was appointed post
master. This place, where the north
ernmost newspaper in the world, is
published once a year, will receive
the mails once a year by the United
States revenue cutter. Heretofore,
the few whites in the vicinity have
had to send for their mail 700 miles,
and often much further.
For a Constitutional Convention.
New Haven, Conn., Oct. 9. The
people of Connecticut today voted
for a constitutional convention, the
majority being over 21,000. They
also voted in favor of two specific con
stitutional amendments, deciding to
elect state officers by a plurality vote
instead of a majority, and in favor of
an increase in senatorial representa
tion. In the little town elections, in
162 of the 163 towns, the Republicans
carried 112 towns, the Democrats 43,
seven towns being missing.
Missing Texas Editor Found Insane.
New York, Oct. 9. Luther 8. Bed
ford, the Southern editor who failed
to keep an engagement with Rev. Dr.
Farkhurst, and who disappeared in
this city, causing his relatives and
friends considerable anxiety, has been
found by John Gitterman,a New York
attorney. Mr. Gitterman made the
technical complaint that Mr. Bedford
is mentally irresponsible.
HIT BRITISH SHIP
COLOMBIAN REBELS FEAR NOT
THE ENGLISH FLAG.
The British Cruller Icarus Leaves Panama,
Probably For Tumaco, to Investigate the
Incident The Situation on the Isthmus
Is Ucnhanged and Quiet No Freight Ac-
cepted at Tumaco.,
Colon, Colombia, Oct. 10. (Previ
ous cabling of this matter prevented)
A force of Liberals numbering at
least 250 attacked Morro island, com
manding tlie entrance to the port of
Tumaco, September 24. The island
had all along been garrisoned with
less than 100 troops, well supplied
with arms and ammunition and com
missary stores, including more than
150 head of cattle and other provis
ions in proportion. The landing
was effected before daybreak by means
Simultaneously the island was
stormed from the other end by Lib
erals on the mainland. Morro island
is surrounded by shallow sand banks,
and the only means of approaching
Tumaco is by the narrow river which
is within easy range of the island.
The British steamer Quito, bound
from Guayaquil for Panama, and touch
ing at ports between, anchored off
Morro island the night of September
26, and weighing anchor at daybreak
started up the stream toward Tumaco.
The rebels fired a shot across her
bows. Suspecting the situation she
immediately turned, but rifle shots
and one cannon continued to be fired
at her, the former striking her several
times, and the latter once, making a
hole right through her above the
water mark, though the damage in
other respects was slight. The Quito
then steamed to the farthest point
the tido would permit and again an
chored. The firingjwas'now resumed,
but it ceased after a tew moments, the
Liberals having discovered the im
prudence of their action.
It is significant that shortly after
the Quito incident became known the
British ship Icarus left Panama for
a destination not made public, but
presumably Tumaco. The steamship
agents have been officially notified not
to accept freight at the port.
lite situation on the isthmus is
unchanged and quiet.
Outrages on British Subjects.
Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 10. The
newspapers here print a number of
letters from Bocas del Toro and other
ports of Colombia, complaining of
outrages on British subjects, includ
ing women. Strong appeals are
made to the government to send a
warship for their protection, and
also to demand compensation.
Over 100 refugees have arrived here
About Half the Paisengeri Arriving Can
Neither Read Nor Write.
Washington, Oct. 10. The annual
report of Thomas Fitch, commission
er of immigration at New York, has
been received at the treasury depart
ment. The report shows that the
number of aliens who arrived during
the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901,
was 453,496. There were also 113,-
056 citizens of the United States who
arrived from abroad. From a com
parison of the steerage immigration
for the last two years it ia shown that
nearly 30,000 of the increase of last
year over the year before was in the
immigration from Southern Italv
alone. The number of returning
alien residents stands at 10 6 per cent
of the total immigration. In the
amount of money brought per capita
there appears to be an appreciable in
crease over last year, but the report
The conclusion unfortunately is
unavoidable that our immigration is
constantly increasing in illiteracy.
Not only are we drawing more and
more from the countries were illiteracy
is high but also the immigrants
themselves are showing higher per
centages of illiteracy. Nearly ono-
half of our steerage immigrants now
present an illiteracy of from 40 to
over 50 per cent."
Residence of Claus Spreckels Robbed.
San Francisco, Oct. 10. The resi
dence of ' Claus Spreckels, corner of
Clay St. and Van Ness avenue, was en
tered by burglars last evening. They
forced a rear window while the family
were at dinner, went upstairs and
gathered in jewelry amounting in
value to fully $5,000. Not until late
at night was the loss discovered. No
clew to the burglars was found.
Cold Dust Robbery.
Seattle, Oct. 9. A $2,500 gold dust
robbery was committed on the Yukon
steamer White Horse on her last voy
age up the Yukon from Dawson. The
treasure was owned by Dr. P. D.
Carper, who arrived in Seattle today
from the north. The dust was a por
tion of a $25,000 shipment.
A Barroom Murder.
Price, Utah, Oct .10. Peter Fran
cis was shot and killed at his ranch
last night 40 miles from here by
Dave Russell, stage driver. Bad feel
ing has existed between t ho two for
some time. The killing occurred in
a barroom. Those present have no
reliable story to tell, as the lights went
out when the trouble began and all
was confusion until the jhooting had
all been done.
FOUR TRAINMEN KILLED
Rear End Collision- of Freight Trains on the
Logansporl, Ind., Oct. 8. Four
Panhandle trainmen met death near
Onward, 14 miles southeast of here .
in a rear-end collision ot freight
trains, the bodies of three being taken
out badly mutilated and the fourth
being almost entirely consumed by
During the night, Conductor Wea
ver, in charge of the second section
of train No. 79, an engine and two
cabooses, left Hartford City for Lo
gansport. . In the rear oa boose were
Galbreath, Brosius and Greely, who
had been working on the gravel train
at Hartford City and who were en
route to this city to spend Sunday
with their families. They were all
asleep when the train stopped near
Onward to make up steam. The
flagman was sent out to watch for the
third section from the east, and no
danger was thought of until the train
loomed up too close for any to escape
except Weaver, who jumped and got
off uninjured. The third section,
with Engineer John Patterson, had
attained a high 'speed, and when it
struck the rear caboose the engine
reared into the air, turned clear
around and came down on its side in
the ditch, smashing a number of
cars into kindling wood and burning
in the debris the sleeping trainmen
and tho fireman.
EXCITEMENT AT PUEBLO.
Frequent Murderous Assaults Upon Women
Pueblo, Colo., Cvl. 8. This city
is in great excitement over a sorics
of murderous assaults upon women
and girls. From what can be learned
they seem to have been committed
by the same person, a Negro or. a very
dark white man with his face black
ened. Last night Mrs. J. P. Hen
derson was a victim, being half killed
with a club while alone in her home,
the assailant having induced her to
admit him by pretending he had a
telegram. He stole a revolver when
he departed. Later, a girl in a fam
ily named Hamilton was terribly
choked by a man who had forced his
way m. He left on the bed where the
girl had been Bleeping, the same re
volver stolen at the other place. Mrs.
Hickey, who was struck down while
riding a bicycle two nights ago is
still at the point of death with a frac
tured skull and can give no clear ac
count of what occurred. Two very
young girls have recently been victims
of assaults of the most atrocious des
cription. In another case a Negro
who seized a young lady on the
porch of her home, was chased two
blocks by a young man who came
out, but escaped. The police have
been unable to get any definite infor
mation. Report comes late tonight
of another case, which Is now being
INSPECTION IS FAULTY.
Engineering Experts Report on Condition of
New York, Oct. 8. Diatrloi attor
ney Philbin has made publio the re-'
port of Edwin Duryea and Joseph
Mayer, the special engineering experts
appointed by him to look into the
condition ot the Brooklyn bridge after
the breaking of several suspender rods
and suspender bands July 24 last.
These experts were appointed to
make this report with a view to pre
senting the matter to the grand jury,
if it should be found that the bridge
department had been negligent. The
experts found that the inspection of
the structure, as maintained by the
bridge department is faulty, but that
the bridge is now practically as strong
as when completed. One trouble ia
that the moving loads which cross
the bridge have increased so rapidly
that the structure must be strength
ened. The accident of July 24 is
found to have been due to the wind
pressure blowing against the plat
form cars, causing a pressure trans
verse to the bridge, thus causing the
rods to bend. Had careful inspection
been maintained, the bending and
breaking would have been prevented.
The experts maintain that the in
spection of the brigde should be done '
by engineers, and not by mechanics,
as at present. They find that the
safety of the bridge can be increased
by remedying the certain defects in
the design. They hasten to say, how
ever, that they do not- criticise the
designer, and call attention to the
fact that since his structure was de
signed, great advancement has been
made in such work.
Rev. McCammlsh Exonerated.
Carbondale, III., Oct. 8. The coro
ners' jury summoned to inquire into
the killing of John C. Brown on the
streets of this city yesterday, ren
dered a verdict last night, exonerat
ing Rev. Joseph McCanimish, who
shot him. Brown, jealous of the
preacher, attacked him with a knife
on the public square, but McCam
mish, who had been told that Brown
had threatened to kill him, was armed
and shot his assailant thtough the
No Mining in Siberia.
Seattle, Oct. 8. D. Eveanhoff, a
representative of the Russian govern
ment, who has re '41 rued from a trip
of inspection to Nome and Siberia,
states that American miners will
be strictly prohibited from "either
mining on their own account or work
ing for wages, in Siberia. He also
states that next spring the treasury
dertment of the Russian govern
ment will patrol the Siberian coast
with revenue steamer.