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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
II00D RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1!)02.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
I'liniished Every Friday bjr
8". F. KLVTIIK.
Terms of aulMTlptloii-f l.jO year wins paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. ni. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs the.
lame days at noon.
ror Chenoweiii, leaves at 8 a. m. Tnesdays,
ThiusdHrntid sattudsys; arrives at 6 p. m.
tor While Salmon ( aah.) Iei;ves daily at 4;13
a. ni.; arrivt-s at 7:1'. ti. in.
From XVliiie Salmon leuves for Fulda, Ollraer,
Trout Lake and i.Uimood daily at d A. M.
FurBinveu (Mush.) ware tj:15p. in.i r
riven at 1 p. m.
Sl lftflK'. '
T AVRK1. KKIiF.KAH fiFIMIEE I.ODCIE. No
11 t", I. (i. (I. r. -Meets tiiMaiid third llou
fibvn iii each month, i
.Miss I t'TiK Estrican, N. G.
H. J. HtRRlRD, Secretary.
i 1ANBY POT, No. Ill, O. A. K.-Meetsat.
yj O. I'. W. Hall second and foiirili hatur.-ava
of em-It inoiitii at 'I o'clock . m. Allli. A. H.
tiiciubcr invited to meet with us.
J. V. Kiohv, (Commander.
J. Hayks, Adjutant.
nANUY V. is. C, No. 16 Meets rirstSiitiir
V; day of each month In A. ti. U. W, hall at i
m. Mra. B. I1'. miokmikkk, Pre.tdent.
Mm. O. I,. ttTRANAUAN, Secretary.
HOOD KIVKR LOIMiK No. 111,'., A. F. and A
M. Meets Suiuiduy evening on or before
eai h full m ion. Wm. M. Yates, W. M.
t'. I). TiioMHson. Secretary.
HOOIl RIVICIt CIIAI'TF.K, No. HI, B. A. M.
Mects third Friday night of each month.
K. 1m Smith, kl. 1
: A. N. Kahm, Secreiitiy.
HOOD IlIVHK CHAHTKR, No. '.'i, O. K. 8.
Meet siond and lointli Tuesday even
iis of eacu month. Vis tore co dially Wil
coined. Mns. Mount ('. Cole, W. M.
Mrs, MaKV II. Daviiwok, Secretary.
OI.RTA ASSEMBLY No. 1(11. United A'tlsan.
Meets lirit and th-id Wednesdays, work;
'.'Ootid and fourth Wcdnoduys social; Arti
rani hn.li. F. I'. ilRostrN, M. A.
Frku I'oe. Secretary.
H'AUCOMA I.OIHiK, No. S, K. of P.-Meets
in A. O. U. W. hall every Tuesday niiiht.
C. K. Markiiam, C. C.
. Haynes, K. of K. A B.
1 ) IVKKHIDK I.OIHiK, No. 68, A. O. I', W -1,
Meet, tint ana third Saturdays of each
month. Frkd (lows, W, M.
J. F'. Watt, Recoider.
IW.KWll.DK l.OlKiE. No. V..T, I. 0 O. F
MeetB in Fraternal hull every Thursday
night. 1. h. Worse, N. O.
, J. U Hindkuson, Secretuiy.
001) RIVFR TKNT, No. 19, K . O. T. M.,
meets at A. o. l W. hull on the lirst and
third F'ridayK of cneh nintith.
Walter (jerking, Commander.
IlIVFRMDK 1.0 nr. F. NO. 40, DKOHKK OK
1 HONOR, A. o. C. W.-.Meeu llint and
third Saturdays nt V. M.
Mrs. K. 1!. BRAhLKY, Col II.
I.e.va Evans, ttve-utdcr.
HOOD R1VKK CAM!1, No. I.IK. if. W. A.,
meets in odd K'iio-' llnll tno llr.tt and
third Wcdncfdins of each inoiitii.
K. 1.. lAVUoN, V. C.
K. R. Ili.Ai'i ky, Clerk.
1 MMKNT ORHF.R OF HIE RKD CROHH.
f Hood River l-oduc No. 10, meets in Odd
Fellows' hall second and fourth huturdaya tn
each month, 7:10 o'clock.
C. L. Coffl.E, President.
J. E. Hasna, Sc?rctary.
Q II. JENKINS. P. M. D.
Al.l. WORK CiIJARANTKKD.
Ofiice In John (.eland Henderou' residence.
Hood River, Oregon.
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIYF.li OREfiON
J L. HUAIlil.K,
rilYSlCIAX AND SfRGEOX.
B u cesor to Dr. M. F. 8haw.
Calls promi'tlv answered In town or cotiutiT,
Day or Nlttht.
Telei hones: Residence, Sli Office, 83.
Ollice over Evorharl's Grocery.
JOHN I.KI.AXD HKXDKKSOX
ATTORNKY-ATLAW. ABSTRACTER. NO
'1AKY I'CIILIC and REAL
EST .fill A (JEST.
For 23 vi ar a resident of oieiroiiand Wash
Inutoti. Has had many yenra exirieuce in
Real F.staie matiers, as ahstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, r-atikfiiction Kuar.nleeJ or
J F. WATT. M. P.
Surpeon for O. R. A N. Co. Is especially
fqinpiieil to tr .t catarrh of nose ami throat
lid diseases if women.
pecial ternis foi olhce treatment of chronic
leleiilione, otllce, li, residence, 4A.
pKF.DKKICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDKRS.
KstimBteg nirnivht'il fur all kinds of
work, lit psiririf a ppecialtv. All kinds
of wio work, hop on .State Street,
iH-tntfen Firet tint) S-toml.
'J'JIF. KI.ONMKE CON FKCTION FRY
a hr plncp to ppl tlie latext ami Wst in
Ciitif-i'ti'iiiiTH'f, an-iit'e, iMiu, looarco,
Cigar, f if.
W. F. COLE, Troiiriftor.
p C. UKOSil'S, M. D.
' rlYlClAX AND SL'RGEOX.
I'lioiio Central, or Fit,
On.c llomn: 10 to U A. M. ; 2 to a
atli! li to i 1 . Si.
Q 11. 1 KM I LK
Practical Watctraaker 1 Jeweler.
My long experience enables mn to do
the i'-t lorsili'e work, whtch I fully
kUaranl-, n.i at low wire-.
gX TLl R A C?.,
Do a penera! banking lminMS.
HOOD KIVER. OREuOX.
J. HAYES, J. P.
OfBce with Bon Biotliora. Bnins will be
attended w at env I m. Collections raade.
ill locate on food fownmeoi lauds, either
timber or Urnnrtf
EVENTS OF THE DAY I
FROM. THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
THE WORLD. J
A ComprtfMMKt Rtvitw at & hnportint
n.ppnln. .( the Pad Week IWted
in a Condensed forra Which b Moit
Likely to Prove of Interut to Our Many
Scurvy is prevalent at Nooio.
The galea on the Atlantic coast aro
The loss by tho Waterbury, Conn.,
fire will exceed f3,000,000.
, Philippine tariff bill is causing some
spirited debate in the senate.
A strong call has been made for air
ing the Nome judicial scandals. '
- The house committee on ways and
means reports for repeal of war taxes.
Incendiarism is now suspected in
connection with the great fire at Water
bury, Conn. '
A plot to assassinate the dowager
empress of China and the entire court
has been discovered.
Trains are delayed and many tele
graph wires down throughout the East
as a result of severe storms raging.
The German emperor's new yacht is
all ready to be launched as soon as
Prime Henry arrives in this country.
Gales and storms in Europe hae
cansed great loss of life.
Forty persons were drowned in ship
wrecks on the Italian coast0
Eighty-five miners were killed by an
explosion in a Mexican mine.
Waterbury, Conn., was damaged to
the extent of $2,000,000 by fire.
The mnrderer of a Ban Francisco
policeman has been captured in Port
land. Manila is intensely interested in pro
posed legislation by congress nt the
The dowager empress of China gave
a Femarkable reception to the min
A a Indecisive naval engagement was
fought in Colombian waters.
Chicago drainage canal contractors
offer to build an isthmian canal.
The first meeting of the trustees of
the Carnegie institution has been held.
A parliamentary commission Is con
sidering the question of depopulation
The ways and means committee will
frame bill for reduction of the war
A new gold district has been discov
ered near Dawson which is claimed to
be the richest yet found.
Admiral Schley's appeal to the presi
dent, asking for a review of tho court of
inquiry, has been made pubtc.
Eight lives were lost in a Boston fire.
The Boers have made peace proposals
There wore 10,000 people present at
a hanging in Pennsylvania.
The house committee voted in favor
of a government owned Pacific cable.
A substitute for the Nicaragua canal
bill has been introduced in the senate.
The general outlook in Batangas prov
ince, Philippine islands, is favorable.
A train wreck on a New York rail
road resulted in the death ol the
Four vessels are now on the Pacific
searching for the missing English war
A discharged soldier in San Francisco
planned te go to New York in a box,
bnt was discovered and turned over to
Two prospectors In Montana have
fonnd a mine of almost pure silver.
The average assay is 18,000 ounces,
which gives it a value of nearly 8,000
to the ton.
Emperor William has celebrated his
River navigation has been suspended
above the Cascade Locks.
Two Negroes In Louisiana, who had
murdered a white man, were lynched.
A train in South Carolina was held
op and the express ear rifled of its con
tents. Governor Shaw, of Iowa, will assume
the duties of secretary of the treasury
February 1. .
Liberals defeated the "Conservative
forces of Colombia in throe successive
United Mineworkers will levy an
aseesement to help strikers fight battle
with operators to the end.
The delay of the committee In report
ing the canal bill to the senate means a
saving of much time later.
The treaty for the sale of the Danish
West Indies to the United States calls
for the payment of $5,000,000.
The eotton crop of the United
States now almost equals in value its
The gold mines of Mysore, India 'are
worked by American electrical devices,
the power being from the melting Hi
Swiss papers record a decline In the
export of wood carvings, and attribute
it to the lack of variety in the carvings,
the subjects Doing monotonously re
peated. Iiuliraria is shipping more than $1,'
000,000 worth of eggs to Belgium an'
nually. Italy for years had almost i
monopoly of this trade.
Botanists of the New York depart
ment of agriculture have found 70 new
varieties of flora in one mountain in
St. Christopher, W. I.
In some parts of the north of Scot
land fisherfolk turn back if hare or
pig crosses their path; and at sea they
never pronounce the name of the hare,
, Um pig, the salmon, the trout or the
TRADE OUTLOOK IN ORIENT.
' Agent of Agricultural Department Write to
Vanhington, Feb. 6. Secretary Wil
son has received a report from David 0.
Fail-child, the expert of the department
of agriculture, who, with Mr. Lathrop,
eftlthy Ke Yor'r- U exploring the
woria ior new piams ior iiiirouiicuun
into this country.
The report is dated at Colombo, Cey
lon, and discusses general conditions in
China. He says the ntiHsionaries,
frightened out by the recent troubles,
are returning to their post and that
foreign merchants claim that the out
look for trade improvements is very fa
vorable in the region of Shanghai.
American trade, he says, is more than
holding its own against that of other
countries, but adds: "Japan's trade
has greatly increased in China of late
and she is not only an active, bttt may
become a dangerous competitor."
Mr. Fairchild went to Canton in
search of South Chinese peaches and
plums, scions and trees of w hich he an
nounces he has Bhipped here, together
with gome promising leitchees, bam
boos and pernimmons for California and
Florida. He mya producers and ship
pers in China and Japan are Hiueh in
tereHted in the final outcome of the ex
periments of this government in the
home production of tea, but apparent
ly are skeptical and believe" the cost of
picking is too great for the industry to
The American occupation of Manila
has led to a remarkable increase in the
price o. labor, hotel accommodations
and food products in China. Coolies'
wages have greatly increased in Hong
Kong since the Spanish-American war
and important new enterpriws com
plain of a scarcity of labor. Hotel
prices are 60 per cent higher than be
fore the war and ret-idents claim that
the general cost of living has doubled
in the last five years. The Chinese gov
ernment, to pay its war indemnity, has
levied a tax of 5 cents, American, a
year on each rafter of every houi-e in
the country. Foreigners already pay
about 4 per cent ad valorem on practi
cally everything imported. The viceroy
in Canton is already having great diffi
culty in collecting the taxes and white
people living there fay this tax on the
natives is arousing a great deal of ani
mosity toward foreigners.
"The growth of our agricultural, as
well ai other exports to China," Mr.
Fairchild predicts, "will be a phenom
enal one, and include many classes of
canned and dried goods from our or
chards and preserved meats and dairy
products from otir farm and ranches."
Mr. Fairchild says a British army
officer assures him that the Chinese
art-enal at Tien Tein is manufacturing
cannon and small arms which full very
little short of being as good as those of
the Europeans and Americans.
The awakening of China is going on
with a rapidity that will soon astonish
those Westerners who refute to recog
nize the course things are taking.
A Great Terminal Station.
New Y'ork, Feb.6 . A great terminal
station for New York and New Jersey
street railways will be built west of
Sixth avenue, on the blocks between
Christopher and Iroy streets. The
purchase of property has already begun.
The new tunnel company will lease the
use of its tracks to the traction compan.
ies. The tracks will rise from the tun'
nel at the Manhattan end to the surface
of the street, on a gentle incline. This
will be constructed on two blocks to be
bought for the terminals.
Nitro Glycerine Exploded.
Washington, Feb. 6. A premature
explosion of nitro-glycerine carlessly
handled by an operative at the Carnegie
Manufacturing Company's plant, at
Ardwick. Md., nine miles from this
city, early today, killed one man and
slightly injured two others. The build
ing was slightly damaged, but eight
tons of material of high explosive
strength stored close to the scene of the
accident was not disturbed.
Revenue Cutter Service Bill.
Washington, Feb. 6. The bill "to
promote the efficiency of the revonue
cutter service was acted upon favor
ably today by the house committee on
commerce. It establishes the rank of
officers in the service, that of captuin
being the same as major, in the army
and lieutenant commander in the navy.
Retirement at the age of 64 years, with
three-fourths pay, is provided for.
Lou by hire.
San Irancisco, Feb. 6. At an early
hour this morning the tug Walter Hack
ett, lying in Oakland harbor, was dis
covered to be on fire. The flames are
now reported to be under' control, but
the loss on the vessel, which is valued
at $20,000, w ill be considerable.
Kilchentr'i Weekly Report
London, Feb. G. In his weekly re
port to the war office. Lord Kitchener
states that for the week ending Febru
ary 1, 29 Boers were killed, six wound
ed, 142 taken prisoners and 48 surren
Murdered by Apaches,
Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 6. The charred
remains of A. T. Vail, a well known
pioneer rancher, were found, in the
ruins of his house at Aravapai Canyon,
85 mile from Tucson. The supposition
is that the house was burned down by
Apache Indians, who roam around
that section. It is believed that the In
dians killed Vail, looted the house and
burned it. The Indians are much dis
satisfied on aceotint of the government
cutting off their rations.
Escaped With the Ransom,
London, Feb. 6. The Sofia corre
spondent of the Times reports that dur
ing the negotiations with the brigands
for the release of Miss Stone the cap
tive missionary, the house in w hich the
American partv was lodged was burned
down, but the inmates escaped with the
money to be paid as ransom.
Compulsory Military Training.
Madrid, Feb. 6. The minister of
war, ueneral vvey.er, reau a iii in me
' senate today making military
' in Spain compulsory.
NEWS OF THE STATE
TMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
CcnuncrcUl tnd Financial Happening! of Im
portanceA Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvementi of the Many Industrie!
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Uteit Market Report
A chair factory is the latest of Al
bany's manufacturing industries.
A proposition has been made to the
citizens of Salem to put in a flax mill.
The Brown-Lucas Lumber company
has been organized at Falls City, with
Burglars entered a Drain merchandise
store and secured $100 worth of goods.
No clew has lieen found.
There will be 33 graduates from the
Salem public schools at the February
commencement and 40 more in June.
A very successful rabbit drive was
held near Pendleton . the first of the
week. Several thousand of the pests
John Diamond, an Oregon pioneer of
1847, after whom Diamond Peak was
named, is dead at his home in Coburg,
aged 98 years.
Crystal Spring Mining company,
with headquarters at Grants Pass, has
filed articles of incorporation. Capi
The snow in Eastern Oregon comes as
a blessing to the farmers, who had be
gun to fear their fall and winter wheat
would be seriously injured.
Fruitgrowers of the Willamette val
ley are pleased with the cold snap, as
it will set the fruit trees back. In
some cases the bids were far ad valued
for the season.
Business men of Grants Pass have
organized a board of trade.
Some trouble is being experienced
with the Indians on Umatilla reserva
tion. The postoffice at Spikenard, Jackson
county, has been moved one mile north
east. A number of sales of hops have leen
reported from Dayton at 12,H cents
The site of the postoflice at Anlauf,
Douglas county has been moved a Bhort
distance to the southwest.
Mrs. Martha Proctor Spencer, who
came to Oregon in 1852, died at her
home In Hillsboro, a few days ago.
Two lumber schooners left Tillamook
a few days ago for California points,
carrying 1,760,000 feet of Oregon fir.
Oregon insane asylum trustees have
renewed the contract with Alaska,
w hereby this state will for another year
cure for the demented of the far north.
A number of prominent mining men
are taking active steps toward putting
in a smelter in Southern Oregon. At a
meeting held by them, Merlin was de
cided to be the best location.
Wheat Quiet. Walla Walla, 63(8!
63c; bluestem. C464V4c; Valley,
Barley Feed, $1920; brewing,
$2021 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.1001.25; gray,
$1.05 1.1 5.
Flour uest grades, 2.803.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.602.80.
Mlllstuffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $20.50; chop, $17.
Hay Timothy, $1112; clover, $7
7.60; Oregon wild hay, $56 per ton.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 90c$1.25
per cental; ordinary, 7085c per cen
tal, growers' prices; sweets, $1.75
2 per cental.
Butter Creamery, 2527&c; dairy,
1820c; store, ll13c.
Eggs 2021c for fresh Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
13V4c; Young America, 1415c; fac
tory prices, llc less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $33.50;
nens, x44.Z5 per dozen, 9l0c per
pound; springs, 10c per pound, $3
3.50 per dozen; ducks, $6.507.60 per
dozen; turkeys, live, ll12Hc;
dressed, 14 15c per pound.
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound;
dressed, 77c per pound.
Hogs Gross, 5c; dresBed, 67c
Veal 8H9c per pound, dressed.
Beef Gross, cows. 3 4c; steers.
44c; dressed, 6147Vfec per pound.
Hops ll12Vfcc per pound.
Wool Nominal. Valley, 1315c;
eastern Oregon, 812c; mohair,
21 21 He per pound.
Tho largest tow-boat ever made for
American waters will jon be launched
for nse on the Mississippi. (Her 1,200
tons of steel will be used and 4,800
horso power will be furnished. The
boat is 275 feet long and 03 feet w ide
loses more than 10,
worth of . property an-
nually by fire.
Hazing has been made a criminal
offense by the Illinois legislature, and
offender may I fined $500 anil sent to
jail for six months.
The development of dry goods com
panies with large capital is one of the
latest features in the great dry goods
distributing centers. The smaller
wholesalers are being driven out.
A raid on New York policy shops du-
closes the (act that their receipts are
$3,640,000 a year, of which their pat
rons get back $800,000.
The hair of a dog, the skin of a snake
and the pelt of a black rat are believed
by pirjie people to posse mo! joins!
qualities, while the handling of a toad
is said to give wart.
The Jamaican government is making
great effort to do away with the
"Obeahman," or witch divtor, who
practices amorg the
blacks, and the lash is Inflicted to die -
courage this kind of quackery.
BAJ STORM IN THE EAST.
High Wind and Low Temperature at New
New York, Feb. 5. A storm that
has been prevalent all day" in this sec
tion of the country made itself manifest
In this city and suburbs, to the great
discomfort of all peoplo who ventured
out of doors. On top of a heavy fail of
snow came rain, which turned the snow
into slush and made swamps of low ly
ing ground. In the early afternoon the
rain turned to snow, and a little later
this condition disappeared, in the face
of a decided drop in the temperature.
This was accompanied by a gale, which
in exposed quarters, broke branches of
trees, blew away insecure boarding,
tangled tin wires and sent store sitrns
fl. ... t -i:-l
from fl fn lima ufan voa TSrwirtrwl hftrA
in the earlv evening Toniubt the
temperature continues to arop. ine
signal bureau predicts a fall to 10 de
grees above before the lowest mark Is
Since sundon n a gale has been blow
ing continuously at Sandy Hook, at
times the wind reaching the rate of
00 miles an hour. The sea outside and
in the New York lower bay is extreme
ly rough. The steam pilot boat New
York, which is used to any kind of
weather, came in and anchored under
tho lee of the Highlands. The electric
lighted buoys marking Gedney chan
nel and the Southwest spit were ex
tinguished tonight, owing to the heavy
sea grounding the cables. On account
of their interruption the French line
steamer L'Aquitaine, from Havre, and
the Hamburg-American line steamer
Phoenicia, from Hamburg and Boulogne,
each carrying many passengers, were
forced to anchor outside of the Sandy
Hook bar, where they are having a
rough ride tonight. The big new
freighter Drechenfeld, bound to Savan
nah, was forced to anchor in Sandy
PLOT TO KILL EMPRESS.
Dowager of China and Her Court Narrowly
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 5. Newt of a
most extensive conspiracy to assassinate
the empress dowager of China and
members of her court, and foment a
widespread rebellion, which was to in
volve the whole Chinese empire, was
received by the steamer Glecnsk today.
The discovery of the plot was made while
the court was at Katfeng, whon an un
successful attempt was made to destroy
the palaces and their inmates by fire.
After the failure of this attempt some
of the incendiaries were arrested by the
llonan provincial officials, and torture
was at once applied, with a view of ex
One of tle conspirators, aged 18
years only, at last broke down and con
fessed. He told of attempts that were
to be made to wreck the imperial train
and fire on it from the side of the line.
search of the captured men's houses
resulted in the discovery of correspond
ence and detailed reports on the strength
of the garrisons of all the cities of im
portance in China, and all particulars
relating to their strength and defense.
The books of the society containing the
names of the members were also found,
and there will be wholesale arrests.
Correspondence was also found from
the China Reform Association to the
conspirators. hen the plot was dis
covered ample guards were placet!
along the route by Viceroy Yuan Shl
kai, and the court was not' molested en
route. Had the plot not been discov
ered the court would have delayed long
before going to Pekin.
MAY BE MARCONI 8Y8TEM.
Teletraph Line to Dawion Is Down Much
of the Time.
Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 5. W. F.
Thompson, ex-proprietor of the Yukon
Sun, is leaving Vancouver for Ottawa
and New Y'ork to endeavor to perfect
arrangements for the use of the Mar
coni system in transmitting messages to
Dawson. The government telegraph
line to Dawson is down so much of the
time that Thompson declares it is prac
tit-ally a failure, at least from the stand.
point of carrying a press service to the
Y ukon. If after consulting with Mar
coni's agents, he can complete satisfac
tory arrangements, Thompson will re
turn to Yukon in the spring, and test
the practicability of the system of
transmitting messages from Dawson to
White Horse, distant in a direct line
250 miles. If the practicability of this
plan can be demonstrated, Thompson
believes he can secure sufficient capital
to install the necessary equipment for
the transmission pf news to the Yukon
from Ashcroft, B. C.
Fire in New Mexican Mine.
Ccrrillos, X. M., Feb. 6. A fire at
the Cook & White coal mine at Madrid,
operated by the Colorado Fuel & Iron
Company, cansed the death of two Ital
ians and did much damage to the prop
erty. At last accounts the fire had
burned to within 30 feet of a chamber
filled with gas, and should this point
be reached, an explosion would follow
that would wreck the property. All
openings leading to the mine have been
closed, the fans stopped and all avail
able water turned into the mine, which
it is expected will be flooded in three)
or four davs.
Emperor's Gift to Waldersee.
Berlin, Feb. 5. Emperor William
has presented to Count Von Waldersee,
ex-commander-in-chief of the allied
forces in China, a bronze cannon cap
tured in that country which was cast
under the supervision of Jesuit mission
aries in 1750. When sending this gift.
Emperor William wrote to Count Von
. ... . . .1
Waldersee: "In cordial mvgnitlon of
your services performed in China.'
Volunteer te Do GanstM Duty.
Wellington. N. Z.. Feb. 5. A thons-
and Maori have'voinnteered to do gar-
rison duty anysfhere in the British
dominion, with the object of relieving a
like number of British troops for serv
ice in South Africa.
Dubuque, la., Feb. 5. A rear end
collision at 3:45 this morning on the
Illinois Central at Apple River, 111., 30
' miles east of here, resulted In the death
'of four stockmen, while six were seri-
WRECKED IN STORM
PORTLAND-ASIATIC LINER GOES
The Ptiiengers and Crew Were All Saved
Sailed From Columbit River January 10,
. With $300,000 Cargo-Only a Brief
Announcement of Disaster Received
Struck on Japanese Coast
Portland, Feb. 6. The' steamship
Knight Companion is a wreck on the
east coast of Japan. All the passen
gers and crew are safe. The vessel went
east of Yokohama,
She was one of tho
vessels of the Portland and Asiatic
steamship line, and sailed from the Co
lumbia river January 10. She was a
new vessel of about 7,000 tons' carry
ing capacity. The cargo consisted
chiefly of flour, cotton and sheeting,
valued at over $300,000.
The news of the wreck was first re-
ceivid yesterday by the O. R. & N..
which operates the Portland-Asiatic
line of vessels. The cable dispatch
bearing the information gave no details
other than cited above. The news came
from Yokohama, through the agent of
the line nt Hong Kong. It created no
little stir in the city, and the exasper
ating meagerness of details caused some
mariners to doubt by conjuring up in
consistencies iii the report. It was re
ported that the vessel was ashore on the
coast of Idzumi, which border's the in
land sea, where Kobe and Osaka are
situated. It was argued that this was
200 miles out of the course of the
Knight Companion, inasmuch as she
was bound from Fortland to Yokohama,
and Idzumi is far west of that nort.
It was also argued that the vessel would
not find weather rough enough to cast
her ashore on that coast, inasmuch as
it borders an inland bodv of water.
Captain Porter, of the steamship In
dravelli, now in port, was of the opin
ion that the name "Idzumi" was con
fused with "Idzu." The latter is the
name of a peninsula on the south const
of Japan, about 50 miles west of the
course the vessel would take in enter
ing the harbor of Yokohama. This was
plausible conjecture, until it was
learned that tho ship was ashore on
Point Iuuboe Saki. When tho vessel
struck she was not more than 23 or 24
days out from Portland, and was there
fore a little overdue.
CAUGHT UNDER THE WALLS
Nine Men Killed at a St Louis Firi-Build
St. Louts, Feb 6. At least nine men
were killed and as manv more injured
at a fire which broke out tonight in the
five story stone and brick building at
314 Chestnut street. The building
suddenly collapsed, and although the
men who were caught in the crash had
not been reached by their hard working
companions two hours later, it is al
most certain that they have succumbed.
The building in which the tiro orig
inated was located in the old business
district of the city and was ubout 50
years old. The blaze, which proved a
hard one for tho fire department to
master, was practically under control
when suddenly, with absolutuly no
warning, the building collapsed and
came down in a heap with a tt-emendous
Three 'pipemen at work on the second
floor had difficulty in managing a line
of hose and the assistant chief was on
his way with three of his men to lend
them aid when the building collapsed.
The men went down with tons of twisted
iron, brick and wooden columns envel
The property loss is $75,000.
THE BOILERS EXPLODED.
Many of the Crew of a Pittsburg Towboat
Pittsburg, Feb. 6. At about 1:15
this morning, just as the Pittsburg har
bor towboat J. W. Ailes had passed
through lock No. 2, her boilers ex
ploded, throwing her crew of 14 in all
directions. Three of the crew are
known to be fatally hurt, and only five
others have been accounted for.
The boat was towing six loaded flats
toward Pittsburg. Just after getting
out of the lock the explosion occurred,
and in a very short tirne the Ailes was
burned to the water's edge. The report
of the explosion was heard for miles
and soon alter rescuing parties were
searching for the injured. Captain
Shaw says he was sleeping in his bunk
when the explosion came, and the first
thing be knew of any danger was when
he found himself floundering in the
water, fully 200 feet away from the
burning boat, with his blanket still
around him. He is not seriously hurt,
but thinks many of his crew must have
perished. The Alios was practically a
new boat, ana valued at f o,uuo.
Storms in Spain and Portugal.
Madrid, Fen. o. lhe snowstorms in
Spain continue. Rain and, snow in
Portugal have caused inundations.
There have been several wrecks on the
coasts, and some loss of life. There is
much misery at Oporto as a result of
Protest Against Catholic Rites.
London, Feb. 6. At a great united
Protestant demonstration held tonight
resolutions were passed against the
confessional and the celebration of mass
within the Church of England, the
growth of which was alleged to he main
ly due to the abuse of church patron
age by the government and episcopate.
The resolutions also urge the govern-
ment to enforce the law concerning the
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Passenger and Freight Collided
Rockford, 111., Feb. 6. An Illinois
Central passenger train collided w ith
tiig t Alworth abont six mile
west ol Kocfclora vxiay. Killing l ie nre-
, man fin m immiikrf r I ra in. i e inl
gineer of the passenger train
freight fireman'were hurt.
Rescued From the Monde- Mint.
Eagle Pa, Tex., Feb. 6. Thirty-five
men and 85 bodies have been recovered
from the Hondo mines. Of the 35,
few will recover, as all are badly man-
YUNG LU IN FAVOR.
Two Reform Edicts Issued by the Chinese
Pekin, Feb. 4. The pre-eninente c5
General Yung Lu In the councils of the
Chinese court has been offioially pro
clam ied. Today he made a tour of the
foreign legations here, endeavering to
regain the favor of the ministers. Aa
edict has appeared, promoting Geaeral
Lung Lu to be first grand secretary, an
office not necessarily powerful, but of
the highest honor and vacant since the
death of Li Hung Chang. Wang WW
Shao has been advanced to the seeond
grand secretaryship to succeed Yung
Lu. The pilgrimage of Yung Lu was
made with considerable pomp. He de
nied the fact of his responsibility for
the attacks upon the foreign legations.
The dowager empress has issued two
edicts, the first reciting that many Chi
nese had formerly studied abroad, but
wore not Manchus, und ordi-srs the Man-
elm courtiers and generals to nominate
Manchus between the ages of 15 and 25
to go abroad, there to tudy foreign
branches of knowledge." The second
edict abolishes tho prohibition of inter
marriage between Manchus and Chi
nese, which has been enforced since
the beginning of the dynasty, and di
rects officials, by diplomatic mbthods,
to discourage the binding of the feet of
Chinese female children, because this
is a barbarous custom.,.
ALL ARE ENTOMBED.
Explosion in a Mexican Mine Kills
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 4. Eighty
five miners killed and 75 more buried
under debris is the awful record made
by a dust explosion at the Hondo mines
in Mexico, news of which was received
here tonight. At the time the ex
plosion occurred there were 160 miners
at work in the mine, all of whom were
entombed by the shaft being choked np
by falling earth and stone loosened by
the explosion. Just how many arc dead
is not at this time known, but at last
accounts received here by wire tonight,
85 bodies had ''been recovered. It is
feared that the death list will be great
ly over 100.
The Hondo mines are located at Co
ahuila, at the terminus of a branch of
the Mexican InternntionnI KnilronH
about 100 miles south of Eagle Pass,
and are the most important in that
slate. Details of the disaster are
meager, no names of the victims being
MILLIONS POUR IN.
Rockefeller Duplicates Morgan's Offer to Har
vard Medical School.
Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 4. Follow
ing the announcement at the Harvard
commencement exorcises last Jnne that
J. P. Morgan had agreed to erect at a
cost of more than $1,000,000 three of
the buildings required for the accom
modation of the Harvard Medical
School, in carrying out their new plans
for medical education and research,
President Eliot announced to the med
ical faculty tonight that J. D. Rocke
feller proposed to give $1,000,000 in
furtherance of this great project, pro
vided that other friends of the univer
sity will raise a sum of money in the
neighborhood of $500,000, to be used
by the Harvard Medical School for
lauds, buildings and -endowment. It
was stated tonight that there can be
little doubt this condition will speedily
oe complied witn.
LOSS IS $2,000,000.
Fire in the Business Section of Waterbury,
Conn., Threatened the Whole City.
Waterbury, Conn., Feb. 4. In the
hardest gale of the winter, Waterbury
struggled with a fire that destroyed
large area of the business section of the
city and threatened to w ipe it out com
pletely. An estimate of $2,000,000 as
the amount of loss on buildings and
contents is considered conservatie by in
surance men. The origin of the fire is
unknown. The fire was undiscovered
until it had gained tremendous head
When the department reached the
scene flames were issning from every
window and it was evident that the
structure was doomed and the entire
business section of the city was imper
iled. The Are started in a drizzling rain,
with a rapidly rising wind, and with
increasing cold the rain tnrned to
snow. The wind was at first shifting,
but it settled toward the east and car
ried destruction with it.
Northwest Branch Mint.
Washington, Feb. 4. The honse
committee on coinage today acted favor
ably on the bill appropriating $600,000
for establishing a branch mint at Ta
coma, Wash. The general purpose of
this new branch is to give added mint
facilities for -the gold and silver coming
from ALiska. Although vote were not
taken on bills for other branch mints,
the prospects are that the establishment
of one at Tacoira will operate -against
the establishment of other branches in
that section of the country. Director
of the Mint Roberts was present', and
stated that one branch In the Northwest
would be sufficient for all government
Chin Pays First Installment
Pekin, Feb. 4. The first monthly in
stallment, amounting to 1,820,000 taels,
of the Chinese indemnity was paid yes
terday to the bankers' committee of the
powers at Shanghai.
Montana Railroad Town Burned.
Helena, Mont., Feb. 4. The rail
road town of Clancy, 20 miles south of
Helena, was nearly wiped out by a fire
last night. The loss is about $14,000,
on which $8,000 of insurance was ear
A Chinese Proteit
London, Feb. 4. According to the
Shanghai correspondent of the Times
the Yangtse viceroys have memorialized
the grand council, protesting against the
action of Sir Robert Hart, the directo
of Chinese imperial maritime custom,
in extending the cntom and postal
ervice to the interior of Hnpei and
Honan province, requesting the council
to limit the customs operations to the
treaty ports and to restrain the tendency
of foreign encroachment npon Chinese
TAKES WU TO TASK
GOMPERS SPEAKS FOR STRICT
President ol Federation of Labor Resents
- the Remark of the Chinese Minister
That He Is a Labor Agitator Commis
sioner Powderly It In Favor of Stern
Washington, Feb. 6. The house
committee on foreign affairs today
heard Immigration Commissioner Pow
derly and President (Jumpers, of the
American Federation of Labor, in favor
of strict exclusion of Chinese, as pro
vided iu the Alitchell-Kahu bill. Mr.
Powderly stated that the hardships en
countered by the class of Chinese ex
empt from exclusion at the , detention
stations were Insignificant, it was the
duplicity of the Chinese laborer, he
said, who sought to gain admission by
assuming to be iu the exempt class that
caused the necessity for stringent ex
Mr. Gompers spoke of the extent of
Asiatic contamination and demoraliza
tion of our labor on the Pacific coast.
The Chinese worker who earned $2 and
consumed two cents a day impoverished
American labor and reduced the stand
ards of living. To the argument that
had been advanced that the American
workingman would have to meet Euro
pean and Chinese standards of cheap
living, Mr. Gompers answered that if
long hours and low wages meant in
dustrial superiority, then China would
have been at the bead of the industrial
nations of the world.
In the course of his remarks Mr.
Gompers criticised Wu Ting F'ang, the
Chinese minister, saying:
1 resent the sneering remarks of
foreign diplomat that I am an agitator.
or a labor agitator, or that the laboring
people ol this country who are endeav
oring to protect themselves from Chi
nese are agitators. I deny the right
of the representatives of a foreign gov
ernment addressing himself to an offi
cial of our government and referring to
American citizens by name in such man
ner, particularly when such reference
is of a derogatory character. The Chi
nese minitscr is treated iu this country
with every becoming courtesy, and he
has no right to make insinuations upon
American citizens. Upon behalf of the
laboring men of this country whom I
represent as president of the American
Federation of Labor, I repeat that I re
sent these remarks on the part of the
ENGINE DASHE8 INTO TRAIN
Brakeman Killed by Being Hurled With Two
Cars From a Trestle.
Denver, Feb. 5. A Colorado Midland
passenger train, westbound for Salt
Lake and San Francisco, had a narrow
escape from instant destruction yester
day morning,. two miles west of Bnena
v ista. The locomotive dashed into a
freight train standing on a trestle 65
feet high, hurling the caboose and one
freight car Into the creek bottom and
instantly killing the rear brukeman on
the freight train.
The engineer and fireman were pre
vented from jumping by the high
trestle, and remained on their engine,
expecting to he dashed to death. The
engine left the rails, but miraculously
remained on the trestle, almost bal
anced on its edge, not only saving their
lives, but the passengers as well.
The rear brakeman of the freight, the
only man to lose his life,' received or
ders to flag the coming passenger tralu,
but tarried in the caboose warming
himself, as the morning was extremely
cold. He bad just started to flag the
train when he saw the headlight of the
locomotive round a curve not 100 feet
distant. He retreated toward the ca
boose, but was caught and knocked into
theereek, being shockingly mangled.
Lockout In Effect
Providence, R. I., Feb. 5. The lock
out in the four large mills of the Amer
ican Woolen Company, in Olneyville,
took effect today, in pursuance to the
order issued by the officials to meet the
action of about 150 weavers who were
endeavoring to precipitate a general
strike against the double loom system.
More than 0,oU(J operatives in all de
partments afe idle. Preparations are
being made to provide funds for those
out of employment, as a Droloneed
struggle is anticipated, and plans are
being formed to carry the strike to mills
of the company in other cities.
Kaiser'i Gift to Miss Roosevelt
New York, Feb. 5. The kaiser's gift
to Alice Roosevelt, in connection with
the visit to America of Admiral Prince
Henry, says the Berlin correspondent of
the Journal and American, is to be a
gold jewel case, richly studded with
diamonds. In the center of the lid is
a portrait of the kaiser iu enamel, with
the imperial monogram in diamonds.
- - Bandits Rob Store and Postoffice.
Las Vegas, N. M., Feb. 5. Word
has been received here that seven ban
dit eutered the Pecos Mercantile Com
pany's store at Fort Sumner, N. M.,
shot one man dead, beat another into
insensibility, stole $600 worth of goods,
robbed the postoffice and escaped.
The Hondo Mine Explosion.
Fa Antonio, Feb. 6. The latest in
formation from the Hondo, Mexico,
mine explosion shows It to be fully as
serious as at first reported. There was
a total of 160 miners at work In the
mine when the explosion occurred, and
all of them are dead. The majority of
the victims are Mexicans and China
men, very few Americans having been
at work in the mine.
Coaling Station te Be a Proviso.
Washington, Feb. 6. It is under
stood to be the purpose of the state de
partment to make the cession of proper
coaliDg stations n the isthmus a condi
tion of the undertaking to bnild an
isthmian canal. This is one of the fac
tors that will be taken into considera
tion in making a final choice of routes.
Four Killed ky aa Explosion
Boyertown, Pa., Feb. 6. Foor per
sons were killed and one probably fa
tally injured by an explosion of gas
oline today In a bakery in this city.