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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE QET LEFT."
VOL. XIII. IIOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1902. , NO. 35.
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HOOD RIVER GLACIER
huMli-ht'cl Every Friday by
8. F. lil.VTHK.
Term of subscription- SI. ft) a year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at in oVIonk
a. in. WeilneHiays and Kaiurdavs; depnru Die
same days at noon.
For t lienoweth, leaves at 8 a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays ami Saturdays; arrives at 6 p. m.
For Whit Salmon ( aali.) leaves daily at 6:45
a. m.j arrives at 7:15 p. m.
From White Salmon leaves for Fnlda, (Miner,
Trout Lake and ulenwmid dailv at 9 A. M.
For Biniten (Wush.) leaves ato-.ii p. in.; ar
rives at p. m.
8t IK t IK-
I A I! RE I, KK1IKKAH IililiUKB I.OWiE, No
J 87, 1. o. F. Sleets hint and third Mon
days in eaeli month.
Miss Katr Davenpoht, N. G.
H. J. HiRHARf), secretary.
riANBY POST, No. If,, (i. A. R.-Meets at A.
J O. T. W. Hall second and fourth Satur lavs
of each month at 2 o'olock p. m. All (i. A. k.
nieiiibrm invited lo meet with u.
T. J. Co.nmmu, Commander.
J. W. Rirry, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. IB Meets tlrat Satur
day of each month In A.O. li. W . hall at 2
p. m. him. B. F. Bhokmakkk, I'le.-ldcni.
Mrs. Ursula lil KEa. Bccrctary.
HOOD RIVER I.OlKiE, No. 1115, A. F. and A.
M. Meets buturday evi'tiiiig on or before
each full moon. . A N. KaiiM, W. M.
A. 1'. Batkham, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday liialil of each mouth.
F. 0. JfHdStt'N, 11. P.
H. F. Davidson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. B. 9. -Meets
second and fourth Tuesday even
lugs of each month. Visitor coid ailv wel
comed. Mrs. Eva B. IUvmi, W. M
11. F. Davidson, tecreiarv.
OLETA ASSEMBLY, No. 103, United Artisans.
Mcels second Tuesday of eacii month at
Fiaternnl hail. F. C. Hkusiuh, M. A.
l. McDonald, Secretary.
WAl'COMA I.OIMiE, No. ai, K. of P.-Mcets
in A. O. U. W . hall every Tucsdav night.
John Buck, C. C.
J. Leland Hknderson, K. of K. & s.
111VERS1DE I.OD0K, No. W, A. O. P, W.
t Meets first and third SHiurdavs of each
month. N. C. Evans. M. W.
J. K. Watt, Financier.
11. L. Hnwi, Recorder.
1DI.EW1I.DK LODGE, No. 1U7, I. O O. F.
J Meeta iu Fraternal hull every Thursday
night. A. U. (JKTCHISi, N. U.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary.
TJOOIi RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
JTl meets at A. O, II, VV. hall on the lirst and
third F ridays of each month.
J. E. Rand, Commander.
1IVF.RKI!E 1.0 DOR NO.
I HONOR, A. O. V. W.
40. DEGREE OF
Meets rirel and
third Saturdays at8 P. M.
Mum. (,K.ni(iiA Hand, r
JIks. Cha9 Ci.abke, Recorder.
SOCIETY Meets econd and
Satui'iavH of eucli month at 1
o'clock. Mis Lena Shell, President.
UiNt t'ARKIK BtTLKR, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,70.', M. W. A.,
meets in odd Fellows' Hall tiio first and
tiiird Wednesdays of each month.
F. L. DAVtinox, V. C.
E. R. Bradley, Clerk.
E. PERRY, M. I).
Physician and Surgeon.
Office in Langille house, up-etaire.
Q H. JENKINS. I). M. D.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Office in John Leland Henderson's residence.
Hood River, Oregon.
JjR. E. T.CAHNS.
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
Up-to-Dati D utistrj.
HOOD RIVER OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND gfJKGKON.
Siicccntor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or conntty,
Dav or Niulit.
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, 83.
Office over Everhart'a Grocery.
JOHN LKLAND HENDERSON
ATTOUNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER. NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 23 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has hnd many yenrs experience in
Kcal Estate mat ers, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, t-alisliiction guaranteed or
J F. WATT. M. I).
burgeon for O. R. .v. N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose ami throat
and diseases of women. .
Sfn'ciat terms ior oilice treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, lJo, resilience. 45.
pKEDEUICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDKKS.
Ketimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Kepairii g a specialty. All kinds
of snup work. Mmp on Mate street
lietween First and rVcond.
JHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is tlto place to get (lie latest and Lest in
t onf' ftioneiies, Can. lies. Nute, tobacco,
COLE & GRAHAM, Propa.
p C. BKOSil'S, M. P.
PHYSICIAN AND t?L'R(JE0X.
'I'lione Central, or 121.
Oflice Hour: 10 to II A. M.
and (i to 7 P. M.
Q H. 1EMPLK
Fnctlcil Wacbmaker 1 kitht.
Mt loiijt exri''," enalle me to do
tla bft ivsiti e work. hu h. I fully
juarantev, aud at low piis.
gUTLl.K A (O.,
Po general lankiipj bnines.
IIOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Q JIIAYES, J. P.
OrTlr with Ron Rtotherm.
Rnrnrw ail! ha
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EVENTS OF THE DAY
CROM THE FOtffi QUARTERS OF
Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happiningi of the Put Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
A slight eartlirpuake was felt at Sara
toga a few days ago.
Two men were killed by accidental
asphyxiation in New York.
A bill lias been reported to the house
to make more wire of the gold standard.
Fire in an Indian Territory coal mine
was the cause of 14 men loning their
Prince Henrv. of Prussia, will Insure
that country on February J 3 for a visit
to the United States.
Chicago board of trade has. sent a pe
tition to congress asking for the reopen
ing of the Pchley case.
Bad forest fires are burning in Colo
rado near Buffalo Tark and in the
mountains south of Cheyenne moun
tain. Elaborate preparations are being
made for the fitting celebration of the
pontifical silver jubilee of Pope Leo
A petition with 24.000 signers has
been presented to the king protesting
against the sale of the Danish West
Emperor William, of Germany, will
have his yacht, being built in this
country, christened "Alice," in honor
of Miss Roosevelt.
The Cherokee, Choctaw and Chicka
saw nations, in the Indian Territory,
have petitioned congress for territorial
government instead of tribal rule.
A family of seven perished in a Buf
There are 900 cases of smallpox in
Croker has retired from the leader
ship of Tammany.
Mitchell may secure modifications of
the Philippine tariff.
An extra session of the Minnesota
legislature has been called.
The Cheyenne Indian troubles in
Montana have been quieted.
Wireless telegraphy is likely to have
a bad effect on the Pacific cable project.
A $10,649,000 contract has been let
for paving and sewering the city of
The senate has been asked to appro
priate 400,000 for a naval experi
The Union Pacific will spend $25,
000,000 on the improvement of its
Western lines this year.
A prominent Canadian lias brought
action against federal officers for false
arrest and imprisonment.
Senator Quay, of Pennsylvania, al
though in very poor health, declares he
will not resign his seat in congress.
Owing to recent disturbances, notices
have been posted in St. Petersburg
ordering instant obedience to any or
ders by the police.
January 29 will be generally observed
as a holiday, mat aaie oeing me late
president's birthday. Governors are
issuing proclamations accordingly.
Russia Is determined to hold onto
Governor Shaw will succeed Secre
tary GageJanuary 25.
New York has appropriated 150,000
to represent that state at the St. Louis
Relations between Americans, Bris-
Ish and Russians at Niu Chwang are
Rear Admiral Wildes has been or
dered to take command of the Asiatic
Several senators propose to fight
che indiscriminate passage of pension
bills by congress.
A charter has been granted to a
new corporation whose object It Is
to build a railroad In Missouri.
It is announced that the East St.
Louis bank robbers obtained 10.400.
Instead of $5000, as first given out.
Should Germany be successful In
obtaining money due her from Vene
zuela, France will try to ootain pay
ment of French claims.
Another Boer laager, guarded whot
ly by women, has fallen into the
hands of the British. A large num
ber of cattle were taken.
The population of the entire United
States is 84,233,069.
The Boer losses up to date have
been twice as heavy as the British.
A Southern Pacific train at Houa
ton Texas, ran down and killed two
Ex-President Cleveland has almost
entirely recovered from his recent ill
There will be a strong fight In con
gress against the new Chinese exclu
sion bill. -
The first proclamation against
football In England was Issued by
Edward II In 1314.
During the lust decade the Roman
Catholics haVe Increased more rapid
ly In Prussia than the Protestants.
while the Increase In the number of
Hebiews was Insignificant.
No country does so much for the
education of its people as Germany
I The common schools are not 8dy in
reach of the poorest, but the tuition
I Is free and attithdance Is compulsory
j In childhood.
1 Eggs to the value of $27,500,000
were imported by England last year,
There are 5.700.000 children on ,4he
rolls of British schools, but of these
only 4.700.OO0, or about 80 per cent.
; attend regularly.
Three rivers as big as the Rhine
jwould Just equal In volume the
: Ganges, three Ganges the Mississip
pi, and two Mlsslsslppis the Amazon.
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I'reviouo rav-ine ui iuq u i tz uiiii
enabled the teachers In school In
Cleveland. O- In which a Are broke
out, to empty the building of 860 po-
j nnB i-
minute and a half, without
one being Injured.
HOMESICKNESS IN MANILA.
At Cure, an American News Service Will
Manila, Jan. 14. Medical author!
ties here assert that a considerable
portion of the breaking down among
American residents of the Philippine
Islands Is due to homesickness.
Newspapers of Manila are urging the
United States Philippine Commission
to make an appropriation for a daily
cabled news service from the United
States, thus bringing Americans here
in closer touch with their home 11(6.
A majority of the local papers, sever
al Army offlcres, civil officials and
others, have promised subscriptions
to help meet the cable tolls for a
three months' news service of 100
words a day. An amount sufficient
to cover the tolls for 70 words a day
has already been subscribed. It is
hoped that this news service can be
begun January 15. It will be devoted
to American news exclusively. The
Government has offered to send news
bulletins free to all points on the
Commissioner Bernard Moses, head
of the Department of Public Instruc
tion for the islands, has delivered an
address to the teachers of Manila, in
which he particularly urged the con
tinued instruction of Filipino children
in English. He said the members
of the wealthy farmer classes were
making a great mistake in sending
their children to Spanish schools, as
the consequent neglect in English in
struction would Injure their position
and standing in the islands, which
would Inevitably and indissolubty
become1 a portion of the American na
tion. The news recived from Batangas
Province Is cheerful. The expedition
to Loboo, in Batangas, has been t
complete success. The columns under
Colonels Wlnt and Wells have des
troyed a large number of barracks and
hamlets, and enough rations to keep
20,000 Filipinos for six months. There
was not a single American casualty
during the entire expedition. The
enemy fled before the Americans,
meany of thim were killed and sev
HAS MADE A RECORD.
Thomas E. Parker, of Astoria, Oregon, has
Saved 16 People in Last Three Years.
Astoria, Jan. 13. Thomas E. Par
ker, night clerk at the Parker House,
in this city, is gaining quite a repu
tation as a life-saver. During the
past three years he has been success
ful In rescuing sixteen people who
had fallen Into the river. The hotel
is located directly on the water front,
and many times during the daik
nights of winter, persons have fallen
overboard, either from the wharf or
the railroad tre3tle. Mr, Parker has
had several narrow escapes from
drowning while rescuing others, and
has never received any reward for
his work. In the majority of cases
the ones rescued even neglected to
tell him their names or thank him.
A HITCH AT PEKIN.
Demands Presented by the French Minister
Pekln. Jan. 13. The French Min
ister. M. Beau, refuses to present his
credentials until China fulfills certain
demands of the French Government.
The Joint audience of the foreign and
new Chinese Ministers, which naa
been arranged, had been postponed
because of M. Beau 8 action. His
colleagues are discussing whether to
support him or not. A repitltion of
the Turkish incident is considered
The Dowager Empress today follow
ed up her friendly advances by send
ing verbal messages to several of the
Ministers, thanking them for the care
they had taken of the palace and ex
pressing pleasure at the reception ac
corded by the foreigners on the occa
sion of their Majesties entry into
The report of the arrest of General
Tung Fuh Slang, whose decapitation
has been ordered by the Dowager Em
press, is incorrect. The Tartar Gener
al, who is Governor of Kwan Su, was
afraid to execute the orders he re
ceived, owing to Tung Fu Slang's In
fluence among the Mohammedans,
who dominate the Province. The Gov
ernor feared that the arest of Tung
Fuh Slang would incite the Moham
medans to rebellion.
Boer Laager Surprised.
Pretoria, Jan. 14 The British
forces have surprised and captured
a Boer laager 20 miles northwest of
Ermelo. Forty-two Boers were taken,
including Major Wolmerans.
Grave Anxiety for the Condor.
Victoria. B. C, Jan 14.-There is
grave anxiety for the sloop of war
Condor, which left Esquimau Decem
ber 2 for Honolulu. Advices dated
Honolulu. January 3. say the vessel
had not then reached the port. On
the evening of the day she left the
big sttirm occurred, causing the
wreck of the Matteawan. If no news
is received of her by the Moana, due
due from Honolum January 22. H. M.
S. Phaeton will be sent out to look
In the Telephone Trust.
Detroit, Jan. 14.-The Free Press
tomorrow will say: "The Michigan
Telephone Company, with the other
telephone concerns controlled by the
Erie, has formally passed into the con
trol of the big Bell combination,
known as the American Telegraph A
Telephone Company. It Is announced
that the scheme of the reorganization
of the Erie Is to be carried through
iby means of which the $9,000,000 of
, Indebtedness which has been carried
i along for a year will be wiped out"
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EXTEND THE ROAD
COLUMBIA SOUTHERN WILL
BUILD 100 MILES THIS YEAR.
Addigonal Capital Stock for One Million
Dollan For Branches to Aihwood and
Prlneville Also Extension of Main line
From Shaniko to Bend In Southern Ore
gonEngineers Now in the Field.
Portland, Jan. 15. E. E. Lytle,
May lSiright and E. R. Deyoe have
filed articles of incorporation of the
Columbia Southern Railway Exten
sion Company. The object Is to
build an extension of the Columbia
Southern Railway from Shaniko lo
F. F. LYTLE.
President Lytle, of the Columbia Southern railroad, which Is about
to extend Its line 100 miles further south into central Oregon, was born
in Pennsylvania in 1861. He learned the railroad business with the
Pennsylvania railroad, and came to Oregon In 1889. He was agent for the
O. R. & N. Co. at Touchet, Hood River and The Dalles until 1897, when
he took a leading part in organization of the Columbia Southern rail
road company, and he has been at the head of that corporation ever
since. 8eventy mllea of -road urenow under operation, and it 1s the most
profitable line in Oregon, considering the mileage.
Bend, a distance of about 100 miles, ute there shall be transportation for
with branches to Ashwood and Prine- the product. Three Eastern com
ville. The amount of the capital panies own 44,000 acres covered with
stock authorized is $1,000,000. I yellow pine, all accessible from the
The extension will consist of, first, proposed extension. Mining develop
a line from the present terminus of . ment in the vicinity of Ashwood, a
the Columbia Southern at Shaniko In new town on Trout Creek, has reach-
a general southerly direction, cross
ing Trout Creek and Crooked River,
to a point on the Deschutes River,
at or near Bend postofflce in Crook
County; second, a branch up Trout
Creek, via the Oregon King mine, to
a point at or near Ashwood postofflce;
third, a branch up the valley of Crook
ed River to Prinevllle.
Engineers Now in Field.
The incorporators are officers of the
Columbia Southern Company, Mr. Ly
tle being president. Miss Enrlght
secretary, and Mr. Deyoe auditor of
the old corporation. The whole pro
perty will be practically one line
from Biggs to Bend. The route has
been reconnoitered, but the definite
location has not yet been .made. This
work Is now in progress, engi
neers having been in the field for
DANISH ISLAND PLANTERS.
Say Sugar Trade Will Be Ruined if the Sale
Is Not Consummated.
St. Thomas, D. W. I., Jan. 11.
The following cablegram signed by a
large number of the residents of the
Danish West Indies, was Bent from the
Danish Island of St. Croix to the Min
ister of Finance and the Rigsdag at
Copenhagen January 3:
"Confirming the memorial to his
majesty. King Christian, June, 1900,
the undersigned planters, representing
38,000 acres out of a total of 60,000
acres, and merchants and other rep
resentatives of the Danish West In
dies assert that if the American niar-
ket Is not secured by the sale of the
islands, the sugar Industry here will
suffer severely and will have to cease
in the near future, the prices for sugar
now ruling being below the cost of
producing that article."
Subsequent signatures secured to
this message raised the ratio of rep
resentation to nine-tenth of the total
acreage under cultivation.
PH'adelphia Returns to Panata.
Colon, Colombia, Jan. 15. The Unit
ed States cruiser Philadelphia re
turned to Panama yeslerday from La
Tabias. whither she conveyed the,aurtlon at Hong Kong by Ftipin0s
commissioners who purposed to ar-
range an exchange of prisoners be -
tween the Colombian government and
the Liberals. An exchange of fifty-
Alffht nrlannftra ll flnnllv AffreAfl tin-
on, to take place on the island of Ta-
boga, in the guir or Panama, ten miles
south of Panama.
Illinois Leaves Dry dock.
Washington, Jan. 15. The big bat -
tleshlp Illinois has Just come from the
floating dry dock at the New Orleans
naval station, having successfully
demonstrated the possibilities of that
structure. It Is expected that the Illi
nois will be one of the American war
ships present at the coronation cere
Twelve Perish la Yokohama Fir.
Yokohama, Jan. 14. A fire In
wooden house here resulted In the
1eath of 12 persons and the severe
burning of 20 more.
President E. E. Lytle says the fil
ing of these Incorporation articles
means the building of the extension
at once. Construction will be begun
as soon as the weather in that region
is suitable, and the line will be put
through to completion this year unless
some unexpected obstacle hall be
found. It is said not to be a difficult
country to build In.
Great Resources of Territory.
For a year or two work has been In
progress toward opening the agricul
tural, timber and mineral resources
of the region to be penetrated by the
proposed extension of the Columbia
Southern. Irrigation companies have
been In tRe field and have extensive
reclamation projects under way.
Lumbermen from Wisconsin, Minne
sota, Michigan and Iowa have acquir
ed large tracts of pine timber along
the Deschutes in' Crook Cosnty, and
are ready to erect saw mills the min-
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eil a BLatl Liiai ucuiauun wimojnjim-
Portland Will Be Benefited.
Portland trade field will be greatly
extended by the construction of the
proposed extension. A considerable
part of Lake and Klamath Counties
which now have their commercial re
lations with San Francisco wis fin I
it easier to rech Portland after the
road to Bend shall have been com
pleted. A wider extent of country
will be drained this way, and Its rap
id development will amount to open
ing a new empire at our door. Fur
ther extensions of this railroad are
contemplated, one prong to go to
Lakevlew and another to Burns.
Those may come next year. Then in
terior Oregon will be fairly supplied
with transportation lines that will
tend to bind Oregon together rather
than tear it in parts
CHINA THANKS UNITED STATES,
For Protecting Forbidden City Duriug Box
Washington, Jan. 15. Mr. Wu, the
Chinese minister, today handed Secre
tary Hay the following edict, trans
mitted to him by Wei Wu Pu, at Pe
kln, in a cablegram dated January
"By order of her imperial majesty,
the empress dowager, we submit the
."During the disturbances caused by
the Boxers last year, the American
commanding officers Issued strict or
ders to their troops to exert strenn
mis pffnrta tn nrntect the buildings
: wIthn the forbId(en clty. Th,g wag
an act of friendship worthy of Irnita-
fQr whch wj ee, exceedlngly
gratified and grateful. We therefore
instruct Wu Ting Fang to convey our
expression of thanks through the sec
retary of state to his excellency, the
president of the United States. Re
Filipinos Buy Ship.
Tacoma, Jan. 15. the Manila
Times reports that the British ship
Celeste Borrilf has been purchased at
and wiu nereafter fly the American
! fla)? The Celegte Borrill sailed from
j Meila several months ago for Port
j Townsend and Tacoma. While off the
' Fnvnwma w, n. .Vn anpniinl0r0(l A ae-
vere typhoon, which threatened her
destruction. W hen the storm anatea
she manatwl to reach Hong Kong.
Am Astronomical PhaoonwRoa.
i Nice, France, Jan. 15. M. Gieaeo-
binl, the chief asttonomer of the Nice
observatory, reports that at 7 o'clock
. last evening, after the moon ?et, the
! brilliancy of Venus was so Intense as
to cast shadows on the walls. This
is the first time this phenomenon has
rtancock Reach Manila,
Washington. Jan. 15. The war de
partment Is advised of the arrival of
the transport Hancock at Manila, Jan
TROOPS IN SAMAR
AMERICAN COLUMN'S EXPLOIT
IN THE REBEL ISLAND.
Great Hardships Endured by the , Soldiers
Made a Captain and Foejr Men Prisoners
Insurgents Lost 13 Men Surrenders
Made In Batangas Province, Luzon, of a
large Force of Rebels.
Washington, Jan. 13. The Navj
Department today received the follow
ing cablegram from Rear-Admiral
Rodgers, at Cavite:
"Waller reports having completed a
ten days' march across Samar from
Lanang to Bahey. Column endured
great hardships. Killed 13 insurgents
and captured captain aad four men.
Surrenders In Batangas.
Manila, Jan. 12. Colonel Mariaen-
gan, Major Cabrera and a renegade
priest named Castillo, who stole a
valuable image of the Virgin from a
church, for which he obtained a large
sum of money, have surrendered un
conditionally to General Bell, who Is
conducting the campaign against the
insurgents in Batangas Province.
They had control of the District of
Toael, extending westward to the sea,
including the towns of Banan and
Guenoa. The agreement is that the
chiefs shall absolutely surrender
every man and gun In their district.
It is estimated that 160 guns will be
turned in. Many men and guns have
been captured during the past few
days, and small engagements occur
daily. General Bell visited the city
for four hours today, and had a cou
ferrence with General Chaffee. He
says the present campaign Is secur
ing valuable results, and that it Is pos
sible Malavar, the insurgent leader,
will surrender next week.
The United States Commission has
appropriated $2,500,Q00 for insular ex
penses during the first quarter of the
Admiral Tschoukhnlne, with the
Russian warships, has arrived here.
House Passes the Original Canal Bill by a
Vote of 308 to 2.
Washington, Jan. 10. The Hen-
burn Nicaragua Canal bill passed the
House late yesterday afternoon by
practically a unanimous vote. Only
two members out of 310 voted against
The opposition to committing the
Government to the Nicaragua route
attempted to secure amendments to
lodge with the President the discre
tionary power to purchase and com
plete the Panama Canal, If It could be
purchased for $40,000,000. The test
came on the first vote, when the advo
cates of an alternative route polled
102 against 170 votes. At each suc
ceeding vote their strength dwindled
until Cannon (Rep.. 111.), under whose
leadership the fight was carried on,
was unable to get the aye and no vote
on a motion to recommit. All other
amendments failed, and the bill was
passed exactly as It came from the
committee. None of the votes, ex
cept that on the final passage of the
bill, was a record vote.
The bill as passed today authorizes
the President to secure from the states
of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, In be
half of the United States, control of
such a portion of the territory belong
ing to said states as may be desirable
and necessary, on which to excavate,
construct and protect a canal suitable
to the wants of modern navigation
and commerce and appropriate such a
sum as may be necessary to secure
the control of said territory.
Section 2 authorizes the President
after securing control of the needed
territory, to direct the Secretary of
War to construct such a canal from
the Caribbean Sea, at a point near
Greytown, In Nicaragua, by way of
Lake Nicaragua, to a point on the
Pacific ocean near Brito, and also to
construct proper harbors at the ter
mini of said canal and to make nec
essary provisions for the defense of
the canal and harbors.
Sections 3 and 4 authorizes the
President to make such Surveys as
may be necessary and to employ such
persons in constructing the canal as
may to him, seem wise, and directs
that in the construction of the canal
the river San Juan and Lak Nica
ragua shall be used as far as they are
Section 5 authorizes the President
to guarantee to the states of Costa
Rica and Nicaragua the use of the
canal and the harbors upon terms to
be agreed upon for vessels owned by
The last section makes a present
appropriation of $10,000,000 to carry
on this work and authorizes the Sec
retary of War to enter proper con
tracts for material and work as may
be deemed necessary therefor, sucl
work and material to be paid for as
appropriations may be made from time
to time. The section fixes the aggre
gate cost at $180,000,000, to be drawn
from the treasury on warrants of the
Repairs to the Brooklyn.
New York, Jan. 13. It Is announced
at the Brooklyn navy-yard that the
armored cruiser Brooklyn, at present
the flagship on the Atlantic station,
will come to the local yard for exten
sive repairs as soon as she Is relieved
at Manila by the Rainbow, now on her
way there. The Brooklyn is to be
overhauled at an expense of $250,000.
Mexican Railroad Consolidation.
Monterey1, Met Jan 13. It is an
nounced that the consolidation of the
Mexican National and Mexican Inter
national Railways will be consummat
ed and both properties placed under
one management not later than June
1 of this year. The Mexican Interna
tlonal Railway is now controlled by
Speyer, of New York. This consoll
datlon, if accomplished, probably will
mean a fight with those in control of
the Mexican Central for railroad su
premacy In Mexico.
Washington. Jan. 13. The pension
appropriation bill was completed by
the House committee on appropria
tions today, and reported to the
House. It carried $139.842 230. exact
ly the amount of the estimates, as
against $145,245,230 appropriated last
Permanent Census Boreas.
Washington, Jan. 11. The Senate
committee on census today unanimous
ly agreed to recommend the passage
of the bill Introduced by Senator Hale
to crests a permanent Census Bureau.
GOVERNMENT TO BLAME.
Papers in the United States Showing That
China Wu in League With Boxers.
New York, Jan. 13. Documents
now in possession of Columbia Uni
versity, it is believed, prove that the
Chinese Imperial Government was In
league witn the Boxer uprisings. The
documents consist of an original block
cut an a copy of a proclamation. The
papers are the gift of the Rev. Dr.
M. E. Gamewell, who constructed the
defenses of the allies at the siege of
Some few days after the relief of
the beleaguered garrison by the for
eign troops, Dr. Gamewell secured
new quarters for the Methodist Epis
copal schools, their own buildings
having been destroyed. Two private
houses were taken and it was in a
table of one of these that a number
of circulars were found, together with
the plate from which they were print
ed. The circulars bear the seal of
the government used upon Imperial
documents. The wording of the cir
"By Imperial Command. Let the
Boxers of (here follows the names of
eight towns near Pekln) rise up to
This, it is supposed, .meant the des
truction of the foreigners, as shown
in the Boxers' motto, "Protect the
Manchus, destroy the foreigners."
The circulars are printed on yellow
paper, with black type, excepting the
vermilllon of the seal or "Imperial
pencil," as it Is known. Red charact
ers, signifying the seal of the Boxeis
are stamped on the left hand corner.
SIGNATURES WERE FORGED.
Fraudulent Attempts to Secure the Release
of a Montana Convict.
Helena, Mont., Jan 13. Governor
Toole has unearthed one of the most
daring fraudulent attempts at the re
lease of a convict from the penitenti
ary that has ever come to light in this
state. Some Urne ago, the governor
received a letter from the then Vice
President, Theodore Roosevelt, say
ing that a letter had been returned to
him from the dead-letter office, pur
porting to have been written by him,
asking for the pardon of Launcelot
Q. Livlnston, a convict in the peniten
tiary. Vice-President Roosevelt said
the letter was a forgery. A few days
ago the full extent of the forgeries
looking to the pardon of Livlnston
was revealed. A petition was receiv
ed from the prisoner, asking for exe
cutive clemency, and stating that he
was a member of a prominent New
York family. One hundred and two
names were signed to the petition,
and among them were those of Hugh
Grant, August Belmont, ex-Mayor
Hugh Grant, Vice-President Roose
velt, Rev. C. H. Parkhurst, Thomas A.
Kdlson, John D. Crlmmins, Joseph R.
Drebxel, H. W. Bookstaver, T. At
water Jerome, W. Astor Chanler,
James Wltherspoon, Dudley S. Phin
ney, Casper Whitney, Lloyd Aspln-
wall, E. D. Morgan and Henry Still-
man. Governor Toole wrote to a num
ber of the signers, and they all re
piled that the signatures were forger-
Llvlngston was convicted of ob-
tainlng money on a forged check
April, 1900, and given five years
A MIRACULOUS ESCAPE.
Thrilling Experience of a British Bark on the
Tacoma, Jan. 13. Seldom, If ever,
does maritime history record a more
thrilling experience or a more miracu
lous escape from certain destruction
than that which was encountered by
the three-masted British bark Caith-
ness-shlre, Captain Furneaux, which
Driven on the rocky Vancouver
shore last Tuesday night In a gale.
with but 15 fathoms of water beneath
her, In the teeth of a furious wind and
heavy sea, both her anchosrs were
lost, with 200 fathoms of chain.
Helpless and with shoaling waters In
creasing, Captain Furneaux and his
crew expected to see the vessel driven
on the shore and so certain wer, they
of their fate that the small boats were
lowered and hurried preparations
made to take to them. Almost within
an Instant, however, the wind shifted
and began to blow from the north
west. Sail was clapped on to the
Caithness-shire and she was driven
clear out of shore, anchorless, but
safe. Seldom do Buch escapes occur.
"It was a miracle," said Captain Fur
neaux, "and but for the miracle she
would be piled up on the Vancouver
shore today instead of being safely in
Washington, Jan. 13. The House
committee on territories today fixed
the 23d Inst, for hearings on the Okla
homa statehood bill; the 31st for the
Arizona statehood bill, and February
7 for the New Mexico statehood bill.
The bill to create the territory of Jef
ferson out of Indian Territory was
referred to a sub-committee headed
by Knox of Massachusetts, and In
cluding Flynn, the delegate from Ok
Colorado Land Opened.
Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 11. In compli
ance with Instructions received from
the Commissioner-General of the land
office at Washington, the Pueblo land
office issued orders opening up for
settlement more than 250.000
acres of land In the south-western
part of Huerflino and the western por
tion of Las Animas counties. This
land was withdrawn from settlement
over a year ogo, for the purpose of
creating the Las Animas Reservation.
The area is 24 by 18 miles In extent.
Postoffict Receipt! Increase.
Washington. Jan. 13. A general In
crease of almost 15 per cent In the
postal receipts at the 50 principal
postoffices of the United States dur
ing December last Is shown In an of
ficial statement issued today, which
compares the receipts with those for
December. 1900. Chicago, with al
most 22 per cent, reported the great
est proportionate advance, the total
for the last month being $783,994.
New York advanced almost 14 per
cent to $1,120,900. Jersey City. New
Haven and Dayton, O., are the only
rules reporting decrease.
NEWS OF THE STATE
TMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Inv
porta nee A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report
Philomath is to have an opera house.
Total tax levy for Josephine county
lias been fixed at 32 mills.
Hop growers around Salem refuse to
sell their crops for less than 12 cents
A local company has been organized
for the purpose of boring for oil near
The 1901 afsessnient roll of the state
Slows an increase in property valua-
tioiis of 4,000,000.
Pendleton's city council has dis
missed the chief of police and city re
corder for corruption.
Active operations will be commenced
at Baker City in the near future of the
beautifying of the city parks.
The new Catholic church at Hills-
boro, with a seating capacity of 1,000,
has been formally dedicated.
The Uncle Pam Mining and Milling
Company, of Blue river, is making ex
tensive repairs to its property.
Calapooia school district is consider
ing means for raising money with which
to erect a new school building.
The public schools and churches of
Coquille City have been closed on ac
count fo the number of cases of small
pox in the city.
The Badger Mining Comtmnv. of
Susanville, expects to install a reduc
tion plant on its property in the near
future. The plant will involve an out
lay of $100,000.
The county court of Coos county has
appropriated 1 1,000 to be expended on
the Alleghany-Elkton wagon road, and
this makes the building of the road
an assured fact.
Navigation on the Yamhill river has
been closed to Lafayette.
A fine body of cinnabar has been
discovered in Josephine county.
The Clatsop county tax levy for
1901 has been fixed at 31 mills.
Lane county court has fixed the 1901
tax levy for that county at 24 mills.
The Oregon State Livestock associ
ation met at Salem and elected offi
cers. Polk county's treasurer bas issued
a call for warrants Issued urior to
October 6, 1899.
Captain Walter Lyon has resigned
his position as captain of Company K,
Fourth regiment. O. N. O.
The new flouring mill at Wasco has
started. Power is furnished by ele
triclty obtained from a plant on White
The early closing movement on the
part of Eugene grocers has gone Into
effect and the stores now close at
7 p. m.
The entire debt against Pacific col
lege, at Newberg, has been paid off,
and the institution is In a prosperous
A proposition made by citizens of
Astoria to the can factory of that
place has been accepted and the plant
will be enlarged and run for fifteen
Wheat Walla Walla, 6960c; blue
stem, 61c; valley, 6960c.
Barley Feed, $1717.50; brewing,
$17.6018 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $10)1.10; gray,
Flour Best grades, $2.7003.30 per
barrel; graham, $2.50.
Mlllstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $20; shorts, $18; chops, $17.
Hay Timothy, $1112; clover, $7
7.50; Oregon wild hay, $5 6 per
Mutton Lambs, 33V&c, gross;
dressed, 6c per pound; sheep, weth
ers, 3H3c, gross; dressed, 66'ic
per pound; ewes, 343V4c, gross;
dressed, 66c per pound.
Hogs Gross, 5V4c; dressed, 66c
Veal 89c per pound.
BeefGross, cows, 3V4c; steers,
34c; dressed, 37c per pound.
Butter Creamery, 2527c per
pound; dairy, 1820c; store, 12V4
Eggs 20 22 c for cold storage:
2225c for Eastern; 2830c for fresh
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.503;
hens, $3,504; 89c per pound;
springs, 910c per pound, $2.503 per
dozen; ducks. $56 for young: geese.
$6.50 7.60 per dozen; turkeys, live,
ii(3 izftc; dressed, 13 (3 14c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins. 13
13c; Young America, 1415c.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 85c$1.10
per cental; ordinary, 70 80c.
Hops 8010c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll14c: Eastern Or
egon, 812c; mohair, 2121c per
Senator Clark bought 66 paintings
in Vienna for $320,000.
Three children of Jacaue Mondrv.
aged 10, 7 and 3 years, were burned lo
death In their home at Buffalo, N. Y.
The mother and a two-days-old baby
The First National Bank of New
York has declared a semi-annual divi
dend of 10 per cent on Its increased
capital stock of $10,000,000. This
makes a total of $21,310,000 which the
bank bas distributed among its stock
holders since 1883.'
Andrew Carnegie Is reported to be
planning a gift of $1,000,000 to Yale.
Dr. Herald, a New York minister
whose sight was restored after phy
sicians had predicted that he would
become blind, says relief came In re
sponse to bis prayers.
John fT Kellar, aged 86 years, the
wealthiest resident in Holland town
ship, near Pana. 111., and Mrs. Sarah
Canfleld. aged 63 years, were to have
been married, but when they came be
fore the minister they decided they
were too old. Kellar gave Mrs, Can
field $1000 and they parted good