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VOL. XIII. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1902. t NO. 30.
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HOOD RIVER GLACIER
PnblUhed Kvery Friday fijr
8 F. lH.VTHK.
Term. n( ubscrltlou-41.50 a year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. WclnewlayH aitd HaturdayH; departs tiie
aame daya at noon.
For Chenowetli, leaves at a a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives at 6 p. m.
For White Salmon (tt aaii.) leave! daily Rl 6:4.1
. m.s arrlven at 7:1a p. m.
From W hite Salnnm leaves tor Fulda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and tilei.uood daily al 0 A. M.
For Binxen (Wash.) leaves at n:4i p. m. ; ar
rive! at 2 p. m.
IAFREI, REI1KKAH DKCRKE I.ODfiK, No
1 87, I. O. . F.-Meets II rat and third Mon
day Ineaeli month.
.Miss Katk Pavknport, N. O.
H. 1. Hiiibahji, Secretary.
CANBY POST, No. IS, (1. A. R. Meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall tumid and fourth Siitur ay
of each month at 2 o'clock p. in. All U. A. K.
mem hers invited to meet with tut.
'i'. J. I'u.vNiMtt, Commander.
J. W. RlflBY, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. IB Meets first Satur
day of eaeh mouth in A. (). U. W, hall at 1
p.m. Mas. B. K. biioKMAKKK, rTeMdent.
tin t'KSl LA lJt'KBS. Seeretiuy.
HOOD RIVER LODGE, No. 110. A. F. and A.
M. Meets Haturday evening on or In-fore
each full moon. A N. Kami, VV. M.
A. K Batkiuh, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M
Ueeta third Friday nitflil of each month.
F. C. Mkcisius, II. P.
H. F. Davidson, Secretary.
TOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E. 8.
Jl. Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
ings of eacn month. Visit .m co.dially wel
comed. Mas. Eva B. Haynbh, W. M
11. F. Davidson, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P.-Meets
iu A. O. U. VV. hail every Tuesilay nichi.
John IUjck, C. (J.
J. Leland Henderson, K. of U. is.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. O. IT W.
Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. N. C. Evans. M. W.
J. F. Watt, Financier.
H. L. Howl, .Recorder.
1DLEWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meet! iu Fraternal IihII every Thursday
night. A. 0. UKTCHKi., N.U.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. 0. T. M..
meets at A. O. U, W. hall on the first and
third F'ridays of each month.
J. E. Rand, Commander.
RIVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. IT. W. -.Meets first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Mas. Georgia Rand, 0. of H.
Mas. Chas Clark k, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
F. L. Davipson, V. C.
E. R. Bradley, Clerk,
Q H. JENKINS. D. M. D.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Office In John Leland Henderson's residence.
Hood River, Oregon.
JJR. E. T.CARNS.
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
LJ L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Buccea-or to lt. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or country,
iav or NIkIu.
Telephones: Residence, SI ; Office, 83.
Office over Everhart's Grocery.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORN EY-ATLAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PIJKLIC and REAL
For 23 vears resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience in
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
F. WATT, M. D.
Suraenn for O. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and diseases ot women. .
C....i.l ,Urn.- f....tt.iiu ,ra.hn, I.I fltiwinln
Telephone, ofnee, 125, residence, 4i
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimates, furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on Hate Street,
between First and Second.
JHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
la the place to get the latent and beat in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, tobacco,
,;..ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE A GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSiUS, M. I).
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to 8
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Q II . IEMPLE
Prtctlcti Watchmaker 1 Jeweler.
My long experience enable me to do
the beet possible wort, wmcn i limy
guarantee, and at low Duces.
gUTLFR A CO..
Do a general banking business.
HOOD RlYER, OREGON.
Q J. HAYES, J. P.
Offtc with Bone Btuthrra. Bnaines will ba
attended to al anv t aie. Collec tions mad.
W 111 local oa good government lauds, either
timber or larniug
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
K Comprehensive Review of the Important1
Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The Semite lias begun debute on Phil
ippine tariff bill.
More revolutionary movements ure
reported in C hina.
The annmvl convention of the United
Mineworkers of America is in session.
Three of the 11 convicts who escaped
from McNeil island prison have been
The isthmian canal commission re
ports in fuvor of the purchase of the
A bank cashier of Great Falls, Mont.,
is short in his accounts, due to gam
bling in stocks.
.Portland exported one-fifth of the en
tire wheat shipped from the United
States in December.
The .combine of all the leading steam
ship companies is still under discussion
by those interested.
General Bell has determined on war
in the strictest sense in Batungas prov
ince, Philippine islands.
A great naval battle took place in
the harbor of Panama, in which the
government lost heavily. Governor
Alban was killed.
A great diamond field is said to have
been discovered in Idaho.
Sixty lives were lost by a boiler ex
plosion in a Spanish village.
Eleven men of the Second infantry,
in the Philippines, are missing.
Peace negotiations between Boers and
British are under way at Brussels.
Secretary Root favors disposing of
government transports on the Pacific.
The military will play a large part
in the entertainment of Prince Henry.
The isthmian commission recom
mends the purchase of the Panama ca
nal. Governor Geer does not consider the
confession of Wade anything in Dal
A woman insurgent leader has been
captnred in Laguna province, Philip
Fresh troops will be sent to the Phil
ppines to take the place of those now
in the islands.
The loss of life in the Mexican earth
quake, while heavy, was not so great
as at first reported.
Good, progress is being made in the
construction of the United States mili
tary telgraph system in Alaska.
Henry C. Payne, of Wisconsin, has
been sworn in as postmaster general.
Chileans are trying to undermine
and break up the Pan-American eon
gress. Trouble between the United States
and Russia is brewing at Niu Chvvang,
The condition of the pope's health is
such that his death may be expected
at any time.
A private company has laid a propo
sition before congress to build the isth
Seventy-five hundred Cuban cam
paign medals will be issued by the
The Colombian government has pur
chased a small steamer and will con
vert it into a gunboat.
King Edward says the South African
war is nearly over and an early declar
ation of peace may be anticipated.
A Pittsburg man, 'wife and three
children were most brutally murdered.
' Robbery is supposed to have been the
The Pacific coast senators and repre
sentatives on Chinese exclusion have
concluded their work and will report
the bill in a few days.
Sir Thomas Linton is making arrange
ments for the building of Shamrock III.
Geo. II. Phillips, the former "corn
king," went broke in the Chicago
board of trade.
One man was killed and another se
verely injured by falling rcx-k in a
Montana mine tunnel.
Discussion has been had in the house
regarding the opening of soldiers'
homes to ex-Confederate veterans.
A Beaumont. Tex., bank president is
under arrest for forging $29,000 worth
of notes and $9,000 worth of stock.
The Chicago night schools, with
45,00 students and 200 teachers, have
been forced to close for lack of funds.
Frinee Henry, of Prussia, "after visit
ing the United States, will go to Eng
land to attend the coronation of King
The British coal ship Clenogle, on
the way from Scotland to Cape Town,
was burned at aea. The crew was
It Is an lil that an exrhansrft of ma.
chines between automobilists has
more One points than even a horse
Paris officers suppressed a special
number of the newspaper Asslette Au
Beurre, which depicted British atro
cities in the Transvaal; cartoons ob
Rural mail carriers are to be pata
Pnnprpsftman fflarv miv Intrrv
duce a bill permitting national banks
to loan money on real estate.
New York and London capitalists
are erecting large hotels In the towns
along the North Pacific coast.
Many Cuban shoe dealers are now
ordering their goods from Haverhill.
Mass., manufacturers. One large fac
tory recently received an order to
which was appended this foot note:
"We do not understand well the Eng
lish and we supplicate to you to dis
semble us any error you observe.
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. HENRY C PAYNE.
New Postmaster General who took oath of office January 15.
HARDER ON FILIPINOS.
General Bell's Order for War in the Strictest
Sense Day of Leniency Over.
Washington, Jan. 22. Having failed,
after two years' strife, in subduing the
insurrection in Batangas province,
which lies juts south of Manila, and
having satisfied himself that lenient
treatment of the insurgents is pro
ductive of no good results, General T.
Franklin Bell, the military commander
in that province, has determined on the
enforcement of the war in the most vig
orous and determined fashion, involv
ing reconcentration in a modified form,
the application of martial 'law in all
directions, and the unsparing pursuit
and punishment of the natives who act
as spies and traitors to the United
States. All this appears from a long
reiirt to the war department just pub
lished. The reconcentration order is dated at
Batangas, December 8, "last. In sub
stance, it provides for the establish
ment of a none around the garrisons,
into which the friendly inhabitants are
to lie required to come under penalty
of confiscation and destruction of their
property. This is said to le necessary
to prevent the collection of forced con
tributions from inhabitants by the in
surgents. The military officers are al
lowed to fix the price of necessaries of
life, and it is promised that the people
may return as soon as peaceful condi
tions are established.
This order is followed by a long cir
cular bv General Bell to his station
commanders, commenting on existing
conditions and giving them advice how
to proceed. It liegins with the state
ment that he shares in the general con
viction that the insurrections continue
because the greater part of the people,
especially the wealthier, do not really
want peace. He says that it is regret
table that the innocent must suffer with
the guilty, but the greatest good to the
greatest number can lie liest brought
about by putting a prompt end to the
insurrection, fherefroe he directs the
application of general-order No. 100, in
force dudrmg the C ml war in the
United States, which practically re
gards an insurgent as a guerrilla and
outside the pale of civilized warfare
and subject to the death penalty, wher
ever such linsurgnt does not engage con
tinuously in the war and observe all the
rules of war. However, it is provided
that there sjiall lie no executions with
out the approval of a sujierior officer.
Commanding otfiercs are specially en
joined to encourage voting officers in
hunting down the insurgents, and it is
pointed out that three is no just cause
for exceptional caution or apprehension
in attacking insurgent bodies wherever
found. At any rate, under existing
conditions, legitimate chances should
be accepted, savs General Bell, as ex
cessive caution will do the army incal
culable harm. The best defense against
the insurgents, he says, is to assume a
vigorous offensive at once; to retire in
the presence of the enemy is hazardous
Pension for Mrs. McKinley.
Washington, Jan. 22. The senate
committee on pensions has ordered a
favorable report on t-enator Hanna s
bill to grant a pension of $5,000 a year
to Mrs. Ida Saxton McKinley.
Urge Stove Plant Destroyed.
Memphis, Jan. 22. The plant of the
H. Wetter Manufacturing Company,
one of the largest stove foundries in the
South, was destroyed bv fire last night.
The loss will probably reach $250,000,
covered bv insurance.
Explosion it Mine.
Walsenburg, Colo., Jan. 22. Three
men killed and three others badly
burned is the result of a serious explo
sion, which occurred today in one of the
Colorado Fuel A Iron Company's prop
erties at Pictou, three miles froni here.
Colima Volcano Again Active.
Mexico City, Jan. 22. A telegram to
the government observatory announces
that the volcano of Colima is again act
ive, and scientific men connect this fait
with the prevalence of seismic phenom
ena. Renewed earthquake shocks were
reported from various parts of the coun
try this afternoon. Governor Mora, of
Guerrero, has H-rsoimlly taken charge
of the ruined city of Chilpnnzingo.
The populace is camping out, guarded
by troops, and prefect order reigns.
At,ree to Accept Ransom.
Constantinople, Jan. 22. Unite.!
States Minister John G. U-ishnian says
the brigands who allmted Miss Ellen
M. Stone ami Mine. Tsilka, September
3, have agreed t accept the amount of
ransom raised by sulx-cription. The
place of payment is nnw the only ques
India Troops for Africa.
Calcutta, Jan. 22. Six thousand
troops from various regiments in
India are about to Ma it from here for
OBSERVE M'KINLEY'S BIRTHDAY
Move to Mark the Day by Services and Con
tributions to Memorial Fund.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 22. The request
by Governor Nash, of Ohio, has received
hearty response from the governors of
all the states and territories invited to
join in asking the people to properly
observe the 59th anniversary of the
birth of William McKinley. Nearly
every governor has either issued a proc
lamation or semi-olficially requested
that there should be memorial services
on the Sunday proceeding January 2tith
in all the churches, that eonrtibutions
be there received, and that all people
test ify by their voluntary offerings their
love and devotion to the dead president.
In many states, notably Kansas, public
schools will hold special exercises and
give to the fund.
In any community where there is no
local auxiliary of the McKinley Memo
rial Association, contributions by busi
ness, fraternal or labor organizations,
schools or churches, may lie sent to the
treasurer, Myron T. Herriek, Cleve
land, Ohio. The funds will be applied
to the erection of a fitting memorial
tomb to William McKinley, over his
last resting plate at Canton "Ohio.
Judge William R. Day, ex-secretary of
state, is president of the association.
No Hope of Saving Austrian Miners.
Breux, Austria, Jan. 17. The water
in the Jupiter mine, which was sud
denly flooded January 14, when the
escape of 43 men, including the mana
ger of the mine and two superintend
ents, was cut off, does not subside, and
hope of saving the men has been
abandoned. The disaster was due to
the overflowing of the River Bila near
the mine. Precautions to prevent the
flooding of the mine were taken too
late. One engineer was saved. Sub
sequently nine men courageously went
into the mine a Becond time, and never
returned. Thirty-one of the victims
Recoinage of Hawaiian Silver.
Washington, Jan. 18. The bill
for the recoinage of the silver coin
age of Hawaii, Introduced by Repre
sentative Hill, of Connecticut, was to
day favorably acted upon by the House
committee on coinage, weights and
measures. There is about $975,000 of
silver circulating in Hawaii, most of
it in silver dollars.
Government Ownership of Telegraph.
Washington, Jan. 18. Senator
Harris today introduced a bill provid
ing for the Government ownership of
the telegraph lines of the United
LOCOMOTIVE BLEW UP.
Caused the Derailment of a Passenger Train
on the Rock Island.
Victor, Iowa, Jan. 21. As the Den
ver limited passenger train No. 6, of
the Rock Island, was passing through
this town this morning at 5:55, the
boiler of engine No. 603 exploded, re-
suiting in tbe death of the engineer
and fireman and slightly injuring two
porters and a brakeman.
I The accident took place within 200
I feet of the depot and the noise of the
explosion aroused every person in the
i town. The force of the explosion
threw every one of the seven coaches
of the train off the track, but only over
turned the Des Moines Pullman.
Fortunately the passengers were un-
injrued. Pieces of the wrecked engine
were strewn around for a distance of
200 feet and the boiler was found 150
feet away from the scene of the acci
The Hohenzollern Sails.
Kiel, Jan. 21. The imperial yacht
Hohenzollern sailed forNewiorkat
9 :30 o'clock this morning.
Soldiers Must Shoot Better.
Washington, Jan. 21. American
'soldiers in the Philippines must shoot
with more accuracy. This is the bur
den of an order recently issued by
General Chaffee, copies of which have
! been received at war department. The
general points out that as the result of
i lack of regular target practice, both
officers and men in the division of the
Philippines have fallen far below the
desirable proficiency in this most im
portant of the soldier's qualifications.
Boers Are Getting Rttpiits.
New Orleans, Jan. 21. Captain L.
DeVillers, late from South Africa,
wishes to correct the assertion, made
in bis name, that no men willing to
fight for the Boers could I landed in
South Africa. Captain Pe ViUers says
that men anxious to fight for the cause
have found and are finding their way
to the Transvaal every day, as the re
ports of Lord Kitchener show that he
has captured, killed and wounded 83
000 Boers, while the total population is
NEWS OF THE STATE
TMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PART8 OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im-.
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Litest Market Report
A very successful local teachers' in
stitute was held at Roseburg last week.
A new Degree of Honor lodge lias
been instituted at Milton, in Eastern
A new lumber comnanv has been
formed at Wasco. It has a capital of
! A company has been formed at Hunt
ington, with $1,000,000. to enter the oil
industry in that section.
The Baker Citv council is consider
ing the proposition of paving the streets
lth chemically prepared wood blocks.
A small fire in La Grande a few davs
ago destroyed some property. The loss
was small, but not covered by insurance.
The scaffold and other arrangements
are completed for the hanging of Dal-
ton and aue in t'urtland on January
Mrs. Henrietta Harrington, an early
pioneer, died at her home at Ely,
Clackamas county, a few days ago, aged
The. Oregon Pine Company, with
headquarters at Astoria, has filed arti
cles of incorporation. Capitalization,
Woodmen of the World are preparing
to have a big time at Pendleton April
21-22, when 1,114 candidates will be
The Salem creamery is advancing
money to farmers with which to buy
cows, provided they will sell the milk
to the creamery.
Contributions for the McKinley mon
ument are beginning to come in to the
various places appointed as receivers
from ail parts of the state.
The total indebtedness of Albany is
A syndicate has commenced boring
for oil near Vale.
Interest in Josephine county mines
The Concord mine, one of the richest
in Eastern Oregon, has been sold for
Articles of incorporation have been
filed for the erection and operation of a
new sawmill at Astoria.
Baker City chamber of commerce has
adopted resolutions favoring the open
ing of the Upper Columbia. ,
At the end of the last quarter there
were 10 more convicts in the state pen
itentiary than at the beginning.
Buyers are offering to contract the
1902 hop crop at 1 1 cents. This is
slightly higher than the first offers for
the 1901 crop.
The farmers of Eastern Oregon are
fearful that the present fair weather
will make a wheat shortage next year.
Miners also would like to see snow.
The voters of Albany school district
have ordered the erection of another
school building in that city to accom
modate the increased number of chil
Wheat Walla Walla, 69 60c; blue-
stem, 61c; valley, 6960c.
Barley Feed, $17(3)17.60; brewing,
$17.5018 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $11.10; gray,
Flour Best grades, $2.703.30 per
barrel; graham, $2.19.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dllngs, $20; shorts, $18; chops, $17.
Hay Timothy, $11 12; clover, $7
7.60; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Mutton Lambs, 3V&3c, gross;
dressed, 6c per pound; sheep, weth
ers, 33c, gross; dressed, 66r
per pound; ewes, SM& 3 c, gross;
dressed, 66VzC per pound.
Hogs Gross, BV&c; dressed, 66V&c
Veal 89c per pound.
Beef Gross, cowa, 3c; steers,
3144c; dressed, 37c per pound.
Butter Creamery, 2527c per
pound; dairy, 1820c; store, 12ft
Eggs 2022c for cold storage:
22 25c for Eastern; 2830c for fresh
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.503;
hens, $3.504; 89c per ponnd;
springs, 910c per pound, $2.503 per
dozen; ducks, $5 6 for young; geese,
I6.507.50 per dozen; turkeys, live,
1112Mic; dressed, 1314c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins. 13
13 Vic; Young America, 1415c.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 85c$1.10
per cental; ordinary, 7080c.
Hops 810c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll14c; Eastern Or
egon, 812Vic; mohair, 21 21 Vic per
A New York syndicate is netroliutincr
for 180,000 acres of Nova Scotia timber
Sir Ernest Cassel placet! at the dit-
posal of King Edward a fund of $1,'
000,000 to be used in the crusade
against consumption in England.
Gov. Van Sant, of Minnesota, says
tbe entire northwest is back of him in
his fight against the Northern Pacific
merger, and that he will begin action
in the courts at once.
Germany's Foreign Trad.
. Berlin. Jan. 20. The official provln
cial estimates of the foreign trade of
Germany for 1901 gives the imports
at 5.267.000,000 marks, a decrease of
76,000.000 marks from the imports of
1900. The same authority gives the
exports of 1901 at 4.759.000.000 marks.
which Is an Increase of 7.000.000
marks over the exports for the preced
Ing year. The actual values of these
Imports and ei ports are much smaller
than the figures here sItcd, Insomuch
as the foregoing amounts are based
on prices of goods prevailing In 1900.
BY PRIVATE VESSEL.
Pacific Transport Service May Be Discontin
uedRoot Favors the Plan.
Washington, Jan. 21. Although the
Pacific transport service is not to be
discontinued immediately, it is quite
certain that within a reasonable time
the government ships will bo disposed
of to privato persons, and thereafter
the carrying of men and supplies to and
from the Philippines will be done un
der contract. The quartermaster's de
partment is strenuously urging the con
tinuance of the present service, on the
ground that it is efficient, satisfactory
and economical, and makes the claim
that there is a saving to the govern
ment of at least $100,000 on each
transport that sails for the Philip
pines. It is further asserted that since
the transport service was first
inaugurated, the government has
saved, by reason of owning its own
ships, the full amount expended in
purchasing and repairing the transport
Heet, basing their computation on the
difference between actual cost of trans
portation and the price asked by the
However, Secretary Root .earnestly
favors and recommends the discontin
uance of the transport service upon the
Pacific. He realizes that there are
now enough American ships plying
between the Pacific coast and Manila
to carry all the troops and supplies
that must be changed In-fore the pres
ent service can be dispensed with. He
believes that the several transports
should be granted American regis
ters and then lie sold, thereby
enabling the government to realize rea
sonable values, otherwise, they must
be sold at a sacrifice. It is pointed
out that many hundreds of thousands
of dollars have been expended in re
pairs to these vessels in American
ports, and that there can be no reason
able objection to granting American
registers. This done, the secretary
would enter into contracts for carrying
troops and supplies (an authority that
the department already has) but he
believes congress should bestow the
further authority to enable the govorn
ment, in case of war, to take full con
trol of vessels under coontract, to be
used solely for transport purposes upon
reasonable compensation to their
CAN SOON WIRE VALDES.
United States Making Good Headway on Its
Seattle, Jan. 21. The United States
military telegraph system in Alaska
will be complete from the international
boundary on the Yukon, a distance
north of Dawson, to Eagle City, and
thence overland 400 miles to Valdes
early in March. Lieutenant William
Mitchell, of the United Statse signal
corps, arrived in Dawson early this
month to receive a shipment of light
wire on its way up the river from
White Horse. This wire, weighing
about 16 pounds to the mile, will be
used for the immediate connection be
tween Valdes and Eagle, and at that
time Lieutenant Mitchell said he would
have it in place within 60 days. Dur
ing the coming summer it will be re
placed with the heavier wire, weighing
about 320 pounds to the mile. Only
600 miles remains to be covered to
complete the connection of Nome with
Seattle. The line has been completed
from Nome via St. Michael to Rampart
on the lower Yukon. The gap from
Rampart to Eagle will be finished
during the coming summer. By trans
fer at Dawson to the recently com
pleted Canadian line, Nome and all
lower river points will have communi
cation with the outside world when
Behring sea navigation is closed in the
fall of 1902. The permanent heavy
wire on the Valdes-Eagle division is
completed 107 miles from Valdes to
Copper Center. Valdes is also con
nected by 14 miles of wire with Fort
Liscum, the army headquarters on
Citizens Fought Burglars.
Spripgfield, Ala., Jan. 21. A pitched
battle has taken place between a posse
of citizens and burglars at Brompton.
The posse now has the burglars sur
rounded, and as more trouble is feared,
the sheriff at Birmingham has been
asked for assistance.
Population of Canada.
Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 17. The popula
tion of Canada was officially announced
by the census department today. It
is shown by the census of 1901 to be
5,360,666, an increase of 536,425 for
the decade. The representation in the
house of commons will lie reduced from
213 to 210 members. The Yukon will
be granted one member, British Colum
bia one additional member, the North
west Territory two, and Manitoba
three, making an increase of seven.
Ontario will lose six members and tbe
maritime provinces four, making a total
loss of 10 members, which, with a gain
of seven in the Dominion, will make a
net loss of three.
Bad Fire in Lot Angeles.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 17. The
Rees & Wirsching block was almost
totally destroyed by fire today, together
with the saddlery establishment of
Hayden & Lewis and a coffee and spice
house. The loss is estimated at $150,'
000; well insured.
A Legislative Indorsement.
Jackson, Miss., Jan. 17. Both
houses of the legislature today unani
mously adopted a resolution declaring
Rear Admiral Schley to be the rightful
hero of the battle of Santiago, and "en
titled to the unfailing gratitude of his
country." The resolution indorses the
report of Admiral Dewey in the Schley
court of inquiry and condemns the
majority report of the members consti
tuting the court. Schley is also cor
dially invited to visit Jackson.
Year's Losses by Fire.
Lebanon, 111., Jan. 17. Professor B
F. Staymates, statistician of the Illi
nois Fireman's Association, has com
pleted statistics for the last year, show
ing the total fire loss in Illinois to have
been in excess of $10,000,000. The
national loss was $103,500,000.
Twenty per cent xA the fires were re
ported due to defective flues. Although
gasoline is supposed to cause a large
percentage of fires, the retwrt shows
that in the last year only 10 percent
of the fires were caused by the explo
sion of gasoline stoves.
FIGHT AT PANAMA
HOT NAVAL B&TTLE IN WHICH
GEN. ALBAN IS" KILLED.
Many of His Men Are Lost Government
Boat Fired by Crew and Sank-Phila.
delphla Is Protecting American Interests
Rebels Try to Land Troops Five
Colon, Colombia, Jan. 22. Via Gal
veston. A naval battle liegan at 6
o'clock this morning iu the harbor of
Panama. General Carlos Alban, gov
ernor of Panama, was killed during the
fighting, which continued for some
time. The government boat Lautaro
was fired by her crew and sank. The
revolutionary fleet consisted of the
steamers Fadilla, Darien and Gatien.
They are trying to force a landing off
Saonua. The government shipa were
the Chilean line steamer Lautaro, the
Pacific Steam Navigation Company's
steamer Chicuito and the Panama Canal
Company's steamer Boyaca. The first
named steamer was seized by General
Alban, and the other two have been
chartered by the Colombian govern'
nient. The government forces have
been throwing up entrenchments. The
L'nited States cruiser Philadelphia is
close to the scene of the fighting.
Some of the men killed on board the
government ship Lautaro have been
brought ashore, where they are being
buried, r ire broke out on the Laurato,
and later the crew of the Philadelphia
went to her assistance and attempted
to put out the fire. While they were
thus engaged the Lautaro sank. It is
reported here that the Lautaro crew
rebelled, and that the firing of the ves
sel was an act of treason.
The revolutionary gunboat Padilla,
surprised the Lautaro at the opening
of the fight, and began shooting at close
range. Many men on board the Lau
taro were killed. It is impossible to
locate the revolutionary gunboat
Gatien. The slow, movements of the
Padilla, which are noticeable from the
shore, lead to the belief that she has
been damaged. The government gun
boat Boyaca has just moored to the
dock here. She brings troops from
Chiriqui. She reports that the revolu
tionary steamers Padilla, Darien and
Gatien drew off when they became
aware of her presence. The Darien is
now said to lie in a sinking condition.
The death of Governor Alban is deeply
deplored, for he was loved by his sol
diers and enjoyed the esteem of the
community. It is asserted that the
death of the Colombian leader may
have the effect of bringing to the gov
ernment's side large numbers of men
anxious to avenge his loss.
NEW LIGHTS IN ALASKA.
Government Establishes Much Needed Aids
Washington, Jan. 22. The light
house board has sent out circulars giv
ing notice to mariners that light sta
tions with fixed white lights of the
fourth order, illuminating the entire
horizon, will be established about
March 1, on Sentinel island, and the
northerly island of the Five Finger
group, on the coast of Alaska. On
Sentinel island the structure consists
of a white, square tower attached to
the westerly front of a white, square,
double, two story dwelling with brown
roof; oilhonse 65 feet northerly of light
house, fog signal house 60 feet westerly
of oil house. The focal plane of the
light will l)e 82 feet above mean high
water, and it-may be seen 14 miles
in clear weather, the observers eye 15
feet above the sea. During thick or
foggy weather a Daboll. trumpet will
sound blasts of five seconds' duration,
separated by silent intervals of 25 sec
HEAVY SNOW IN KANSAS.
It will Be of Great Benefit to Wheat-No
Damage to Stock.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 22. A damp,
heavy snow began falling in this section
early today. It is snowing harder in
the northern portion of the state to.
night than in any other portion of the
state, and extends as far north as Fair
bury, Neb. Practically no wind acconi'
panies the snow, and the temperature
has been moderate all dav. No drifts
have resulted, but the snow is soft and
is wet and packs down solidly.
The beneficial effect of the snow upon
the wheat is incalculable. Wheat was
beginning to show the effects of the dry
weather. While at no time in any
great danger, it needed moisture and
now it has moisture in great abund
ance. The snow could not have come
at a more opportune time for benefit
ting wheat. No damage to stock is re
Scheepers Will Be Shot
Graafreinet, Cape Colony, Jan. 22
Lord Kitchener has confirmed the
death sentence upon the Boer Com
mandant Scheepers, who was captured
Precious Metals In Ohio.
Columbus, O., Jan. 22. Evidence of
gold, silver and coal was discovered
recently at Waymansville, in the ex
treme southwest corner of this county,
and samples were sent to Professor J.
I Stanton, principal of the miners' assay
I office at Denver. A certificate from
him shows an assay of 2.60 ounces of
gold and .60 of silver to the ton, which
will yield $54.10. On the strength of
this assay a company has been formed
to develop the find.
Big Factories Amalgamated.
London, Jan. 22.-rOfficial announce
ment was made today of the amalgama
tion of the firm of Vickers Sons & Max
im, the gun manufacturers, with Wil
liam Beardmore A Co., manufacturers
of armor plate and shipbuilding materi
als, of Glasgow. The joint capital is
$rt,300,000. The Beardmore Company
owns a big shipyard, and recently ac
ouired ground for another on which the
' amalgamated companion intend to in
' stall the finest plant in the world.
. SCHLEY CASE IN CONGRESS.
Demand for Copies ol Testimony Probabil
ity of Action.
Washington, Jan. 18 Secretary
Long has written to the naval com
mittee of the House stating that he
had received many requests from
libraries and other quarters for copies
of the testimony in the Schley case.
Mr. Long Bays this demand cannot be
met unless Congress decides to prlut
the testimony, and he suggested au
edition of 500 copies for the Navy De
partment and a further edition for
Senators and Representatives. The
letter has been referred to Representa
tive Heatwole, of Minnesota, chali
man of the printing committee.
Representative Watson, of Indiana,
chairman of the committee having
charge of the Schley bills and resolu
tions, said today there is no purpose
on his part to avoid consideration of
the measures. . He expressed tte
Presidential view that It Is inadvisable
for Congress to go into the question,
but since these measures were re
ferred to bis committee, they would
be acted upon on their merits. Mr.
Watson said the committee feels that
the members of the Maryland delega
tion and other friends of Admiral
Schley first should reach an agreement
as to what particular measure they
want the committee to consider, as
it would be Impossible to go Into all
of the different plans proposed. More
over, said Mr. Watson, It would be
difficult for the committee to take
Intelligent action until it has access
to the testimony taken by the court
of inquiry, as it hardly would feel
warranted in forming conclusions on
the Individual opinions of members
unsupported by any knowledge of the
testimony, except what Is gathered
from fragmentary publications on tho
JACK WADE CONFESSES.
Says He Fired Fatal Shot-Declared Shoot.
ing Was Accidental.
Portland,, Jan. 18. Jack Wado
confessed yesterday that he fired the
shot that killed James B. Morrow.
The confession was voluntary and
complete and exonerates Dalton so
far as firing the shot is concerned.
Wfeile Wade admits his guilt In this
regard, he says the killing was acci
dental, and that he had no Intention
of shooting Morrow or any one eke.
Otherwise the stories of the two men
tally fairly well. Wade his signed a
written statement in which he admits
he was the man who fired the shot, and
says in this confession that he thinks
It would be wrong to keep it back any
longer. He asked for nothing and was
promised nothing when he made his
confession, doing it slniDly as a mat
ter of justice to Dalton.
This is the confession, transcribed
by Mr. Veazle, Dalton's attorney, who
took the confession, read to Wade
and then signed by him. after the at
torneys had heard him tell his story:
I have known all along that there
was no chance for me, and I have
wanted to see Dalton punished too,
because he gave us both away. But
I have thought It over and concluded
It is right for .me to tell the truth. I
fired the shot, but I did It accidentally.
I did not want to kill Morrow nor
anybody, and would not have done it
intontlnnnllv oucn In eava mvealf 1
hope this will save Dalton. I am do
ing una uecause 11 is rignr., ana not
because I am afraid to die. I can't
see anything in it for me.
All is true. JACK WADE.
TEN WERE KILLED.
Explosion in a Coal Mine Leaves None to
Tell the Tale.
South McAlister, I. T., Jan 16.
Ten miners lost their lives In the ex
plosion yesterday evening In mine No.
9 of the MIlby & Dow Mining Com
pany at Dow, I. T.
The ten men who lost their lives
were the only persons In the pit, anil
none were left to tell the story. All
the bodies were recovered, and as
none was burned, the conclusion is
that death waa due to afterdamp. Th
explosion did not injure the shaft,
which is a new one, and the fire that
followed was put out before It did
much damage. The sound of the ex
plosion was heard plainly above
ground, and rescuers were at work
promptly. The explosion occurred at
a depth of 240 feet. The condition of
the mine indicated that the men
might have made their escape. The
bodies were found within a compara
tively small raldus. Most of the vic
tims were men of families.
Will Develop Western Mines.
Dover, Del., Jan. 20. The Western
Mining Development Company, of
Philadelphia, with a capital of $1,500.
000 to acquire mines and mining rights
in Wyoming and Utah, and to develop
the same, was incorporated here to
day. More Men Needed in the Navy.
St. Louis, Jan. 16. Rear-Admiral
Crownlnshleld, Chief of the Bureau
of Navigation, who was before the
House naval committee today, point
ed out the urgent necessity for an In
crease of men and officers in order
properly to man the new ships. He
advocated an Increase of the enlisted
force of at least 3000, and discussed
With the committee plans to Increase
the number of cadets at the academy.
Chicago Inter Ocean Changes Hands.
New York, Jan. 15. Geo. W. Hin
man, editor of the Chicago Inter
Ocean, who Is in this city, announced
tonight that he and several New York
gentlemen, whom he declined to name,
had today acquired full control of
Fine Business Block Burned.
Manchester. N. H.. Jan 16. Fire
tonight destroyed the Kennard block,
the finest business structure In Ne
England north of Boston, and serious
ly damaged adjoining property, en
tailing losses of $500,000.