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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD IUVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1001.
HEN WE GET UEFT." 'n
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Kverjr Friday by
8. F. Itl.YTHE.
Term nf subscription Sl.aO a year when paid
The mall arrive from Mt. Hood at to o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and rialiirdays; depart! the.
same ua I ai urou.
For I'heiinweth, leave at 8 a. m. Tnetrtayt,
Thutsdavs ntnl Sulurilavs: arrives at n. lit.
Fur White Salmon ( aali.) leave daily He 6:45
. til i iTfivua ut 7-1 n
From White Salmon leaven for Fiilda, Gilmer,
Tiout l,akeaiiiti;ien,.Hl dally at 9 A. M.
For Rumen (Wash.) leaves ato:4p.in.; ar
rivf k hi p. in.
1 At'REI, REHKKAH DKfiREE LODGE. No
Ji k7, 1. O. u. F. Meets ti rat and third Moo
auys in each month.
M IS8 KiTK IUvinport, N: O.
11. J. IIirbard, Secretary.
ANBY POST, No. Jfi, O. A. ft. Meets at A.
O. II. Y. Hall Mwoiul and fourth Hntur :ava
of eaih niDii 1 1 at 2 o'clock p. in. All 0. A. it.
li.euibcrs Invited to meet with uk.
T. J. ( d.smng, Commander.
J. W. Rioby, Adjuiant.
CANBY V. R. C No. 16-Meets first Satur
day ol em li voiilti in A. 0. U. V. hall at i
' . ni. una. . f . shokmakkb, rreluent,
Mas. rmi-LA M KF.s, Secretary.
HOOD MVKR I.OIKiK, No. 105, A. K. and A.
Al. .V-i i f-alurday evening on or before
u.ch full mi on. A N. KtHM, W. M,
A. 1'. Batkuam, Secretary.
OOP RIVKR CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Mct-U third rritlnv it ik lit of each month
F. 0. BKotll'S. H. V.
H. P. Oaviiwon, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER. No. 25, O. K. 8.
ircet second and fourth Tuesday even.
1 1 KM oi eac.i moaMi. Vis t t co d ally weW
coined. . Whs. Eva B. liiVNH, W. M.
U. F. DATID.-ION, Secretary.
i"Vl.ETA AF8KMB' Y, No. 103, United Artisans,
w Meets Micoiid Tuesday of each mouth at
Fiaterual hall. F. C. Baueiua, M. A.
D. McDonald. Ki ieiary.
WAUCOMA 1.OI10K, No. 30, K. of F.-Meet
in A. O. U. W. hall every Tuesday night.
John Htck, C. C.
3. Lei.and Hkndkrkon, K. of R. & B.
KIVERSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. 0. IT. W.
Meela first and third Saturdays of eacat
month. N. 0. Evans. M. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
11. 1.. Howe, Recorder.
IDI.EWII.DE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meet in Fraternal bull every Thursday
Slight. A. a. (Jktchki, N.ti.
J. E. Hanna, Eecratary.
HOOD RIVKR TF.NT, No. 19, K. 0. T. M.,
. meets at A. O. U. W. hall ou th first and
third Fridays of each month. 0
J. E. Hand, Commander.
KIVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W. Meets first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
M H9. Gkoroia Rad, C. of H.
Mm. Chai Cl.AkKH, Recorder.
SUNSHINE SOCIETY Meet tecond and
fourth Saturday of each month at It
o'clock. Misa Lkna Knel! President,
Mlaa ('arris Bvti ek. Secretary?
00D RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wdiiej.ilaja oi each mouth. -.--
F.X. Davidson, v. C .
E. R. Bradley, Clerk.
JJR. E. T.CARNS.
Gold crown and bridge work and all kinds of
Jj L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Bicoes. or to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered in town or country,
Dav or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 81 i Office, 83.
OHlce over Everhart's Grocery.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNKY-AT-HW, ABSTRACTOR. NO
1AUY PUBLIC and REAL
o ESTA'llt AGENT.
For 28 years a resident of Oregon and Wah
Inston. 'lias hud many years experience in
Ileal Estate mm en, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Katisiuciioii guaranteed or
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. & N. Co. I especially
equipld to treat ratarrh of nose and throat
and disease of women.
Special terms for otliee treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, lii, residence, 44
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
KctiuiRtei furnished for U kinds of
woik. KepiriDfr a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
ON TON BARBER PARl-ORS.
NtwlT fnrnlahed In all the latest modern
barber fixtures, making it second to none
for first-class rv 04. Porcelain Bslhlnbt.
Hydraulic Harber chair. A shoe polishing
artist always on hand.
EVANS & DkBORD, Proprietor!.
JHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is th place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nats, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE 4 GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURjGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to II A. M. ; 2 to S
and 0 to 7 P. M.
Practical WttCuDiiker I Jeweler.
My long experience enables me to do
the best possible work, which I fully
guarantee, and at low prices.
gUTLER A CO.,
Do a general ban kin; basinets.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Q J. HAYES, J. P.
Office with Bon Brother. Business will be
attended to at anr lima. Callectton mail.
ill locate on good government laada, eunat
timber or iarmiog
EVENTS OF THE DAY
cROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
THE WORLD. '
. Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Moji
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Republican landslide in Ohio.
Oregon hop crop being shipped east.
Argument was continued in Schley
Jury secured in the Considine case
France has occupied three ports in
Law students of state university on
verge of a strike.
Scth Low and the fusion ticket
elected in New York.
Governor Goer is in receipt of a
letter threatening his life
-A boxer leader was appointed to
the Chinese foreign office.
Homer Bird, the Alaskan murderer,
lias been granted another lease of life.
It will probably take ti e official
count to decide whether Wells or
Schmitz is elected mayor of San Fran
A plot to massacre an American
garrison in-Tarlac has been discov
ered. The treason laws were passed
by the commission at Manila. The
wilt; of Lukbiin will be deported from
Lord Pauncefote is readv to beein
work on the canal tieaty.
A carco of wheat and flour left
Portland for South Africa.
Coal or gas believed to be burning
underground near Stevenson, Wash.
Brigands have been employed to try
and catch the abductors of Miss Stone.
Seven regiments of British cavalry
in India have been sent to the seat of
war in South Africa.
Trial hnn liecnn nt Seattle of JoliTi
Considine, charged with murdei of
Chief of Police Meredith.
Four hundred cigarmakers are go
ing from Havana to Tampa, Flu., to
take the places of strikers.
Admiral Gaillard, the French com
mander, has arrived at Smyrna and
seized the Turkish customs.
ment of affairs in South Africa is the
cause of the war being prolonged.
London and other ports of England
have been enveloped with so thick a
fog the last few days that all naviga
tion is at a standstill.
A laree force of Venezuelans were
crossing a bridge when a Colombian
force attacked them ami in the hgnt
nearly all the , Venezuelan soldiers
were drowned or shot.
France has sent an ultimatum to
Carnegie is not a believer in the
Nicaragua canal. o
Oregon hops took the first prize at
No fresh plague cases have been re
ported at Liverpool.
The Subig bay naval Btation will
cost nearly $20,000,000.
All navigation on the Yukon has
stopped on account of the ice.
An attempt was made to assassinate
the dowager empress of China.
President Roosevelt has issued his
first Thanksgiving proclamation.
Efforts are being made to prevent
Samar rebels from receiving supplies.
The actinit governor of Hawaii
asks that Oriental laborers be admit
The report is current in Washing
ton that Chinese Minister Wu has
Commissioner Hermann reports
nearly 35,000,000 acres of unreserved
land in Oregon.
Botha personally led the attack on
the British a few days ago which
ended so disastrously for the latter.
A captive balloon containing nine
persons broke lose at San Francisco
and floated away. The occupants
landed safely after a ride of DO miles.
The cross examination of Admiral
Schley has been concluded.
Canada opposes the abrogation of
the Clayton-Bui wer treaty.
The postal estimates for the coming
fiscal year call for 815,000,000.
A French squadron sailed for Tur
key to press France's demands.
Six deaths from plague have oc
curred at Liverpool since September 2.
New York city is flooded with light
weight half dollars., which have born
A force of British soldiers surprised
the Boers, capturing 22 men and two
'Two men have been arrested at
Roseburg for the Southern Pacific
Enclish mail for Australia is deliv
ered in 31 days when sent by way of
the United States the quicker route.
In 1804 the Untied States senate
passed a bill excluding anaichists, but
it failed to pass the house and did not
become a law.
Rev. O. N. Hartshorn, LL. D.,
founder and for almost 50 years presi
dent of Mount Union college, died at
Alliance, O., after a long illness from
Brights disease. He was 78 years old.
Devotes Himself to Developing Agricultural Resources of Washington,
Oregon and Idaho.
The latest good work started by Colonel R. C. Judson. of Portland,
is the holding of exchange fairs at central business points at frequent inter
vals. Farmers and stockmen attend these fairs and display their farm
products, also cattle, horses and sheep, in the streets for a day or two. Sales
are then made to local merchants. They in turn are patronized freely.
Business moves briskly. Ideas are exchanged. The women folks eniov
shopping and a brief rest. Land sales
by the newspaper publicity. Colonel
tractive and substantial. He believes
principle that makes friends and business for his railroad, the O. R. & N.
Ihe practical experiments conducted by Mr. Judson on the O. R. s N.
Walla Walla farm, his broad views in encouraging diversified farming, and
work of organizing farmer's institute meetings, have made him a familiar
figure to all the progressive industrial workers of the United States. The
United States agricultural department has been attracted by his work and
used his methods as object lessons in encouraging the same kind of work in
Sets jApart, Thursday, November. 28, 41 1 .Day
of National Thanksgiving.
Washington, Nov. 2. President
Roosevelt today issued his proclama
tion fixing Thursday, November 28,
as a day of national thanksgiving. It
"A Proclamation. The seaon is
nigh when, according to the time
hallowed custom of our people, the
president appoints a day as the espe
cial occasion for praise and thanks
giving to God.
"This Thanksgiving finds the peo
ple still bowed with sorrow for the
death of a great and good president.
We mourn for President McKinley
because we loved and honored him,
and the manner of his death should
awaken in the breasts of our people
a keen anxiety and a resolute purpose
not to be driven by any calamity
from the path of strong, orderly, pop
ular liberty, which, as a nation, we
hive thus far sately trod.
"Yet, in spite of this great disaster,
it is nevertheless true that no people
on earth have such abundant cause
for thanksgiving as we have. The
past year, in particular, has been one
of peace ami plenty. We have pros
pered in things material, and have
been, able to work for our own uplift
ing in things intellectual and spirit
ual. It us remember that, as much
has been given us, much will be ex
pected from us ; and that true hom
age comes from the heart as well as
from the lips and shows itself in
deeda, We can best prove our thank
fulness to the Almighty by the way
in which, on this earth, and at this
time, each of us docs his duty to his
"Now, therefore, I, Theodore
Roosevelt, president of the United
States, do hereby designate as a day
of general thanksgiving, Thursday,
the 28th of this present November,
and do recommend that throughout
the land the people cease from their
wonted occuaptions and at their sev
eral homes and places of worship
thank the giver of all good for the
countless blessings of our national life.
"In witness whereof I have here
unto set my hand and caftsed the seal
Subbed at a Dance.
The Dalles, Nov. 7. During a
country dance about 20 miles south
east of The Dalles, Saturday night,
Nick Marks, a well-known young far
mer, was terribly stabbed by Reuben
Ford, another young farmer of that
district. Young Marks and Ford
got into a fight over an alleged insult
offered to Marks' wife, and during
the encounter Ford pulled out a knife
and began slashing Marks. One
blow is reported to have struck near
Marks' heart, and his recovery at hist
accoutjj9 was considered doubtful.
Passed Worthless Checks.
Astoria, Nov. 7. A man by the
name of E. R. Harroun, who repre
sented himself to be an advertising
solicitor, arrived in Astoria a few
days ago, and has leen engaged in
different occupations until yesterday,
when he disappeared for parts un
known. Before leaving he had sev
eral checks cashed for small amounts.
The checks were drawn on the First
National bank, of this city, and
signed by himself. .
are also made. Settlers are attracted
Judson's efforts are always original, at
in amity rather than animosity, a
of the United States to be affixed.
"Done at the City of Washington,
this 2d, dav of Nover-1--hf vear
ot our Lord one thousand nine hund
red and one, and of the independence
of the United States the one hundred
PACIFIC REGALIA COMPANY.
Business of This tlome Industry Requires a
Larger Factory and More Capital.
Portland, Nov. 6. The Pacific Re
galia Company, of Portland, has been
re-incorporated by Paul Pferdner, J.
L. Mitchell, John S. Tinney, T. B.
McDevitt and May Pferdner, with
$50,000 capital stock. The company
manufactures badges, buttons, regalia
and lodge supplies of all kinds. The
factory now operates 30 machines of
various kinds and will be still further
enlarged to accomodate its growing
ORDER OF WASHINGTON.
Charges Against Supreme Officers Not Sus
tained and Everything Is O. K.
Seattle, Nov. 7. Supreme Presi
dent W. W. Terry, Supreme Secre
tary J. L. Mitchell and T. B. Mc
Devitt, of the Order of Washington,
have answered charges made by Johtj
R. Parker, president of the local
union, regarding the organization.
The supreme officers were indorsed in
every possible manner by the members
of the union, and whatever dissention
there might have been, disappeared
when President Parker threw down
his badge and withdrew from the
meeting. A unanimous vote of con
fidence in the head officers was ex
pressed by the Seattle .union, and
peace reigns, with the exception that
Parker is to be tried under impeach
The Order of Washington has un
ions in Oregon, Washington, Idaho
and Montana, and has a membership
of over 12,000. The supreme officers
are leading citizens of Portland. It
is incorporated under the laws of
Oregon, and was the first society
authorized to do insurance business
in Washington under the new law.
Turkey Calls on England.
Paris, Nov 6. "The porte asked
Great Britain," says the Constanti
nople correspondent of the Echo de
Taris, "to fulfill the terms of the
convention of 1878, whereby, in ex
change for the island of Cyprus,
Great Britain guaranteed the integ
rity of the sultan's Asiatic possess
ions. The porte holds that under
this convention Great Britain should
protect Asiatic Turkey against attack
by France, and suggests that Great
Britain should send a squadron to the
Levant for hat purpose."
Vcnezuelaa Farce Surprised.
Maricaibo, Venezuela, Nov. 6 Ad
vices received here from Rubica say
that a night attack of the Colombians
has caused a general reorganization
' of the Venezuelan plan of defense.
! The Venezuelans were caught cross
! ing a river near Rubica. The rope
(bridge broke and numlicrs of the
Venezuelans were drownexl. General
Urihe-Uribe's force, which was on the
extreme left, has reinforced the cen
i ter. Tne general is entrenching.
NEWS OF THE STATE
TSMS 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
The normal school building at
vtebion is neanng completion.
Klamath Falls has six ah nf
smallpox. The public schools are
Grants Puss is considering the pro-
muition Of D1CVCIQ ricline (in the aulo.
warns wiinin tne city limits.
Georrre A. Fnrl
as physical director of the Monmouth
normal school. Prior to his coming
yo vregon lie was at the Berea college,
A contract has been let by the
scnooi teachers aim clerks who have
filed on land in the south end of
Umatilla county, to build 18 cottages
anu iu miles ol fence on their prop
Cattle feeding has begun at Butter
creek. About 4.200
more than ever before in the history
oi mat sect ii m. J lie condition of
the cattle is much better than usual
at this season.
The congestion of railroad ties in
the mill comnnnv'a vnrds nt - Tfionloi
has caused the mill to only run half
time, anu consequently many men
have been thrown out of employment
and have moved away.
The cougar. Ivnx. wildcat, nanther
anu an occasional bear are still to be
found in Malheur val ev. Cnvntes.
jackrabbits and cottontails are numer
ous. Ducks, geese sage hens and
prairie chickens are plentiful. Thorp
are a few bob white quail. Back in
the hills there are still a few deer and
an occasional antelone. A few heaver
are also found in the valley.
Manv improvements am onnf.nm.
plated on the Golden Standard mine-
on Galls creek.
It is estimated that the Douelas
county prune crop will approximate
Hoboes broke the seal on the door
of a freight car at Eugene and took
herefrom a box containing a large
nu'nlier nf rifl oarf r'unoQ
The coal bunkers at Riverton, Coos
county, are filled with coal. The
mine is now in position to get out a
large amount of coal if the proper
arrangements for shippiing can be
A 30 foot steel tower, weigh rug be
tween 500 and 600 pounds, will arrive
at Athena this week for the new fire
bell. This bell was presented to the
department by C. A. Barrett, of
Bailed timothy hay continues to be
hauled to Athena by the ranchers of
Weston mountain. The hay is stored
in warehouses and later. will be ship
ped to market. The price paid is $9
per ton, or $3 less than was paid in
Athena last season.
The city of Ontario has let the con
tract for a 500 foot artesian well.
The material taken from the well will
be assayed for gold. If oil indica
tions are good it will be sunk to a
much greater depth. The machinery
is on the ground and has started to
Wheat Walla Walla, nominal,
5555cf; bluestem, 5Gc; Valley,
Flour Best grades, $2.653.50
per barrel ; graham, $2.60.
Oats Nominal 90$1.00 pr cental.
Barley Feed, $1515.50; brewing,
$16.00 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17(318; mid
dling, $2021; shorts, 1920; chop,
Hay Timothy. $11 13; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Butter Fancy creamery, 25(327 c ;
dairy, 18 20c; store 14 15c per
Eggs Storage, 20c; fresh, 2324c;
Eastern 20 21.
Cheese Full cream, twins.
13c; Young America, 13,!14c.
Poultry ClrickenB, mixed, $2.50
3.00; hens, $4.00; dressed, 10llc
per pound springs, $2.50 3.00,
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old $3.00
4.00 for young; geese, $6 7 per doz
en; turkeys, live, 10 11c; dressed,
8 10c per pound.
Mutton Lambs,3c gross; dressed
04?6ic per pound; sheep, $3. 25 gross
dressed, 6c per pound.
Hogs Gross, heavy,$66.25 ; light,
$4.755; dressed, 77c per pound.
Veal Small, 884'c;large,77c
Beef Gross top steers, $3.504.00;
cows and heifers, $3.003.50; dressed
beef, 5.1i6tc per pound.
Hops 8 10,S,c per pound.
Wool Valley.llSlSVs'cper pound;
Eastern Oregon, 812,'c; mohair,
20a 21c per pound.
Potatoes 65 85 per sack.
Kansas City is troubled with a gang
of female footpads.
Senator Hanna's secretary sayg
that since 1896 500 children have been
named after the senator.
Bankers and brokers unite in saying
that Roosevelt's attitude has inspired
It is said that King Oscar will send
one of his sons to represent Sweden
and Norway at the St. Louis exposition.
BOXER LEADER HONORED.
Na Tung Supported by Japan -United Statu
Indifferent to Manchuria.
Pekin, Nov. 7. Na Tung, former
ly a Boxer leader, has been appointed
to the Chinese foreign office by an
edict received today. He recently
returned from Japan where he went
as special envoy to apologize and ex
press condolences for the murder of
Suguiyama Akira, chancellor of the
Japanese " legation at Pekin, shortly
before the legations were beseiged.
This appointment is considered a test
of the uttitude of the Chinese minis
ter towards the restoration of the
Boxers to imperial favor.
Japanese influences supported Na
Tung, a fact which contributed fur
ther evidence of Japans' recent policy
of co-operation with China. Not
long ago Japan sounded the powers
regarding the propriety of another
protest against the Manchurian con
vention between Russia and China,
and was disappointed by a lack of in
terest in the question on the part of
the United States and Great Britain.
SELLS FOR MILLIONS.
Colorado Mine Purchased by Eastern Capi
talists for $6,875,000.
Colorado Springs, Colo.. Nov. 6.
The control of the Elkton Consolidated
Gold Mining Company on the proper
ty of which a remarkably rich strike
was made recently, has passed into
the hands of Eastern ctpittlists for
ii consideration based on a valuation
of $6,875,000 for the entire capitaliza
tion. The names of the buyers are
withheld for the present by E. M.
Delavergne, their local agent, himself
a prominent stockholder.
The deal is perhaps the largest in
volving Colorado mining property
since Stratton's Independence was
sold in April, 1899, for $10,000,000.
In local mining circles it is thought
that the purchasers are New York
GEER'S LIFE THREATENED.
Governor of Oregon Receives a Letter Signed
Salem, Nov. 7 A letter was re
ceived at the governor's office threat
ening Governor Geer with the fate
of Presiednt McKinley unless, within
six days, he should release one Edwin
V. Tweiman, who is now in Walla
oYflliiJ "y-Sartne "uW xttfam
Six Parties, " and is written from
Dunsmuir, Cal., and dated Nov. 2,
1901. The writing is that of a man
and fairly good English is used, A
great deal of ignorance is displayed
in thinkingT'Governor Geer has juris
diction over a penitentiary in the
state of Washington.
DUMONT, WINS THE PRIZE.
Awarded 100,000 Francs' Offered by Deutsch
for Dirigible Balloon,
raiis, Nov. 6. The committee of
the Aero Club, by a vote of 12 to 9,
today proclaimed M. Santos-Dumont,
the Brazilian aernaut, the winner of
the prize of 100,000 francs offered by
M. Deutsch for a dirigible balloon.
The vote was preceeded by a warm
discussion. Count Dion, who presided,
while eulogizing the courage of M.
Santos-Dumont, contended that he
had not won the prize owing to the
time limit. Prince Roland Bonaparte,
on behalf of the special committee
who watched the contests, declared
that M. Santos-Dumont had materially
and morally won the prize.
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Adrift On Lake Michigan.
Kewaunee, Wis., Nov. 6 Adrift on
Lake Michigan in an open boat with
no provision and with the temper
ature at the freezing point, are
Charles Peterson, keeper of the govern
ment lighthouse, and his son Ralph.
Last night about dusk, the two were
blown away from the shore by a west
erly gale, and though search was
made all night and all day today,
t' ore has been no trace found of the
missing light-keeper. There is every
reason to believe that the two have
Business Part of Town Burned
Mayville, N. D., Nov. 6. Fire has
practically destroyed the business por
tion of Clifford, 12 miles southwest of
this place. Loss, $50,000; insurance,
$21,000. The fire probably was start
ed by burglars in their attempt to
blow up a safe in a butcher shop.
Rosalia, Wash., Nov. 5. A rear
end collision of freight trains oc
curred in front of the depot here to
day. The engines were badly smash
ed, two freight cars and caboose were
wrecked, the depo was wrecked and
the building fired, and one tramp was
slightly hurt. The local freight train
was standing on the main track. The
engine was detached and was doing
some switching. An eitra freight
train, with cars loaded with wheat,
and pulled by two engines, came
down the track.
Remains of Admiral VillamiL
New York, Nov. 5. The Spanish
steamship Montserrat, on her way
home from Havana, came ink port
today with her flags at half-mast. In
mortuary apartment aboard the
liner is the body of Admiral Villamil,
who lost his life during the encounter
with the American ships at Santiago.
The body is on the way to Spain.
Before the Montserrat leaves, the
Spanish consul and Spanish residents
of this city hold memorial services.
PLOT TO WIPE OUT AN AMERI
Revealed by Filipino Woman, Who Assists
Detectives Federal Convention a Stormy
One A Petition for Autonomy Decided
On Troops Burn One' Hundred and
Manila. Nov. 7. A plot to niass.t-
cre the America garrison at Moncada,
province of Tarlac, Island of Luzon,
has been revealed by the wife of one of
the conspirators. Several town offi
cials are implicated. The woman
who revealed the plot hid a detective
beneath the house in which the lead
ers of the conspiracy were meeting.
Arrests followed and many incrimi
nating papers were seized.
The plan was to set fire to a house
close to the barracks, after dark, and
wnen tiie soldiers came out to assist
in extinguishing the flames, 150 con
spirators, armed with bolos, were to
rush on the guard, capture their arms
and proceed to massacre the garrison.
Commissioner Wright today took
the oath of office as governor. He
will be acting governor during the
absence of Governor Taft, who prob
ably will be unable to resume his
duties for some days to come. The
newspapers approve of the appoint
ment. The United States Philippine com
mission today passed the treason laws,
with slight alterations. Several Fili
pinos, spoke against them.
The Federalists are holding a con
vention to arrange for a petition to
congress, asking that body to grant
autonomy to the Philippines, with a
governor appointed by the president
of the United States, with veto power
over the two houses, the senate to
consist of 30 members, 14 of them to
be named by the governor and 16 to
be elected. In case of the death of
the governor, it is proposed that his
duties shall devolve upon the presi
dent of the senate, temporarily. The
lo wer house, according to the pro
posed plan, shall consist of a repre
sentative for each 100.000 inhabi
tants. Finally, the Federalists desire
that every Filipino be pardoned for
political offenses arising from the war.
The sessions of the Federalist conven
tion were noisy and turbulent. The
chairman had difficulty in controlling
Federal party, Buencamino saying
that his union 'with Sabella Rios for
the formation of another party de
barred him from connection with
the Federalists. "The petition,"
Beuencamino said, "to be sent to
congress must be as pure as crystal.
It would not be so if Paterno were
allowed to participate in it."
Paterno was formerly president of
the so-called Filipino cabinet.
Buencamino is one of the directors of
th Federal patty and was at one time
a member of the so-called Filipino
Advices from Tacloban, capital of
the Island of Leyte, report that the
presidentes of the various towns in
the island have waited on Brigadier
General Smith and complained to
him that the people are unable to
procure food because of the blockade
that is maintained along the Strait
of San Juanico. General Smith re
plied that the strictest kind of a
blockade would be continued until
the people of Leyte brought in their
g&ns and gave the authorities full
information concerning the insurg
ents who infest the country. All the
arguments of the officials of the towns
General Smitli has ordered the de
portation of the wife-of General Luk
ban, leader of the Samar revolution
ists. The wife of General Lukban was
the main cause of the refusal of the
Saiar insurgents to surrender.
Some of the principal men who have
been captured are willing that their
wives be held as hostages while they
go into the field for the purpose of
persuading their relatives to surren
der. Four native police officers were
killed and their horses captured yes
terday at Baybay, Island of Leyte.
Lieutenant Julien E. Caujot, with
a detachment of scouts, encountered
a body of insurgents southeast of
Calbalgan, Samar Island, and in the
fight which followed 25 rebels were
killed. One hundred and seventy
five houses were burned and 5,000
pounds of rice and 2,000 pounds of
palny were captured. .
Boers Cot "Away With Two Guns.
Pretoria, Nov. 6. It is now known
that the Boers got away with the two
guns captured from Colonel Benson's
column . in the recent engagement
near liraekenlaagte, Transvaal.
$300,000 Grain Elevator Fire.
Tort Huron, Mich., Nov. 6. Fire
tonight destroyed two large adjoining
elevators, owned by the Botsford
Elevator company, entailing a loss
of $300,000. The loss on the buildings
is estimated at $125,000; on the 265
000 bushels of grain, $175,000.
To Reform Russian Factory Laws.
NewYoik, Nov. 6. According to
advices from St. Petersburg to the
London Times and the New York
Times, the Russian minister of fi
nance, M. Witte, is engaged on a
scheme with a view to sultantial re
forms in the factory regulations.
The scheme will shortly .be suhmitUd
to the council of state. M. Witte is
convinced that the proposed reforms
will strengthen the handicapped in
dustrial position of Russia,