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"IT'S A CQLD DAY WHEN WE PET ; LEFT."
HOOD RIVEH, OREGON, FBIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 11)02.
jf 1v1f ft 0n
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
f ubllahcd Every Friday by
R. F. BI.YTIIK.
Term, of surrtcrljitRm 41.30 a year when paid
In .dunce. .
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
ft. m. Wednesdays aud Saturday.; depart, the
tame day. at noon.
For Chenoweth, leave, at ft a. m. Tnetdaya,
Thursday, and Hiitiirdav.; arrive at 6 ji. in.
For White Salmon (VN ash.) leuvu. daily al 6:4
a. m.; arrives at 7: In p. in.
Prom White Balmnu leaven for Fill. la, Hllmer,
Trout Lake and (ilcnwood daily at S A. M.
ForBinaen (Wash.) leaves at .:!' p. in. 1 ar
rive! at 2 p. m.
IAl'REL RKI1EKAH DKfiRKE 1.0PGK, No
I 1. O. U. K. Moeta first and third Mon
day, in each month.
Dm I vn Entrican, N. O.
H. J. HlBBARJ), Secretary.
riANBV POST, No. 16, O. A. R. Meets at A.
j O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Sntnr :av
of each month at 'i oVloi-k 11. m.' All ti. A. K.
member, invited to mem Willi n.
J. W. Unity, Commander.
C. J, Hayek, Adjutant.
CANBY VV. R. C., Ko. 1(1 Meets nrt Satur
day of each month In A. o. I . V. hall a I
p.m. Mk. B. E. htiditsiAKkR, f resident.
Mhs. O. L. fTHA.NAHAN, Keureiary.
HOOD RIVEH LOWE No. 105, A. F. and A
M. MeaJ.Samiday evening on or before
each full moon. H M. M. Yatkk, W. M.
C. 1). Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meet, third Friday night ol raun itionth.
E. L, smith, H. P.
A. N. RahV, Secretary.
rjOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E. S.
11 Meet, second and foiirlli Tiiexdny evcu
fiig. of each month. Vl.it irs eo d aily w.
corned. Mm. Mollis: C. Oolk, v. M.
Mat). MaY B. Davhwon, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 101, United A'tlsiins,
Meet, lirst aud third W ednmtav., work i
econd and fourth Wi'duesdajs .octal; Artl.
.an. hall. F. C. Hrosiuh, M. A.
Frd (Joe, Secretary.
W ACCOM A I.ODfiE, No. 30. K. of I'.-Meet.
in A. O. U. VV, hall every Tueolar nitflil.
C. E. Markiiam, ('. C.
Wm. Haynes. K. of R. 4 8.
D1VERBIDE LOIKiE, No. 68, A. O. I' W.
Ji Meet, first aud third Hnturdaya of each
month. Frko Howe, W. M.
J. F. Watt, Recorder.
IDLEWII.DE LOW;E, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meet, ill Fraieraal hall every Thursday
night. L. E. Morse, N. ti.
, J. L. Hknderbon, Secrelary.
HOOlf RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M..
meet, at A. .0. U. W. hall oil the lir.t and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter Uerkino, Commander.
RIVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W'. Meets first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Mrs. E. R. Bradley, C. ol II.
Lena Evan., Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. AV. A.,
meets in Odd Follows' Hall the llrat aud
third Wednesday, of each month.
F. L. DAVimotf, V. C.
E. R. Bradley, Clerk.
ANCIENT ORDER OF THE RED CltORR.
Hood River Lodne No. 10, meets in Odd
Fellow.' hall second aud fourth Saturday, in
each month, 7:30 o'cloc k.
1;. L. Cofi'i.E, President.
J.15, Hanna, Secretary.
Q H. JENKINS. 1). M. D.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Office In John Leland Hender.on'. residence.
Hood River, Oregon.
Gold crown, and bridge work ana all kinds of
Up-to Data Dentistry.
HOOD RIVER OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGF.ON.
Successor to Dr. M. r. snaw.
Call, promptly answered in town ot countiy,
i)av or Niuht.
Telephone. : Ucidence, 81 i Office, 8.1
Office over Evernrt's Grocery.
JOHN. LELAND .HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER. NO
TARY Pl'HLIO and REAL
For 23 year, a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. !Jas had many years experience in
Real Estale matters, as abstractor, searcher of
title, and agent, taiisfuciiou gusranteed or
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. A N. Co. Is especially
equlptied to treat catarrh of nose and throat
ml diseases of women.
special term, for otlice treatment of chronic
Telephone, otlice, lJo, rc.idence, iv
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Eitirjifttri furniehexl fur all kinds of
work. Kepirii!(f a specialty. All kin. Is
of ehop work. Slxtp on State Street,
between First and Second.
fHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Ii tin place to pet the latent ami Ist in
tTnfectionerie, Canlies, Nul, lobaeroo,
W. B. COLE, Proprietor.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" THYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Thone Central, or 121.
Office Honra: 10 to 11 A. M.j 2 to H
ana o 10 i r. n.
Q H. TEMPLE.
Pnctlcil Watchmaker I Jenehr.
Mt long experiem-e enaMei me to do
the beet poMiitle work, unn ii 1 fully
guarantee, ana at low tiiicc.
gUTLER A CO.,
Do a general tanking business.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Q J. HAYF-S, J. P.
OfBce with Bone Biothera. Buameo will be
attended to at .it t me Ctle. lu.nt made.
It ill torate oo good government lands, either
timber o farming
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happening, of th Put Week Presented
In Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Fire at Springfield, 111., did over a
million dollars damage.
A new geyser has teen found in the
Yellowstone Nationa'l park.
Taft strongly opposes the importation
of Chinese to the Philippines.
More fighting is reported between the
government troops and the rebels of
Venezuela. ' .
Sentiment for reduction of rotes on
Philippine imports is gaining ground in
A Tiidniir bmik sua urocked 1)V one
of its otlieklH, who is charged with
taking $ 1,000,000.
Tlio tmat nook in fli Trnnnvuiil was
the liveliest, with heavy Ionnes 011 both
sides, for acme time.
TLu Liau tvi Piitorann. . J.. now
tilaced at 88.000.000. but thecity is not
in need of ousiile aid.
NO SUCCESS WITHOUT IT.
No brilliant success in business it
on record where the value of news
paper advertafngfwas not recognized
and employed with profit. Oshkosh
Eleven persons lost their lives in a
St. Louis fire.
British forces have captured many
Boers during the past week.
Young Theodore Roosevelt, while
very sick, is not considered dangerous.
t?:rt . Pnln.onn V T nUMSail O 1nd
of $n,000,00(Vand left at leant 1,000
The foreign consuls at Panama have
notified the rebel leader Herrera that
they will remain neutral.
The president vetoed the recommend
ation that he be breveted colonel and
brigadier general for meritorious serv
ices in the war with Spain.
Rear Admiral Sampson has been re
Snmnson tins filed a brief with the
president protesting against Schley's
Germany's colonial policy has proven
a failure. "
The senate lias passed the pension
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., is seriously
ill with pneumonia.
The trouble at the Colorado School of
Mines has been settled.
England. America and Japan will op
pose the Manchurian treaty.
The sultan of Turkey has sentenced
his brother-in-law to be killed.
Holland refuses to "have anything
more to do with the peace proposals.
A severe snow etorin is raging in
England will abandon her rights in
Wei Hai Wei.
The senate has passed the urgency
Fire at Albany. N. Y.. destroyed
$ 50, 000 worth of property. ,
President Roofevelt and wife are vis
iting the Charleston exposition.
Enronean cowers are Still disputing
over their attitude during the Spanish
Tliirtnen nprsons were killed and at
least 100 injured by a gas explosion at
TIia u'sudttrmrora vtnvpntion nlllCed
ttselT on record in favor of oleo
margarine. rionrpuf'titntive Newlands. of Nevada.
introduced a resolution in the house for
the annexation of Cuba.
The senate has passed the judicial
A towboat at Pittsburg blew np, in
juring all of the crew.
Fire at Dwight, 111., destroyed prop
erty valued at $300,000.
Ice is still troublesome in the Colum
bia river and boats cannot be run.
The Taciflc Northwest Woolgrowers'
Association is in session at Helena.
F.nolnnrl has nolttelv declined the
good offices of Holland to settle the
o I -
During 1901 the total amount spent
for new buildings and alteration of old
ones in New York was $150,072,657.
An American Express Company's
wagon in New York loaded with $15,-
000 worth 01 goods has been loowa.
No clue to the robbers.
French national revenues for Decem
ber show a deficit of $1,654,308, mak
ing a total for the year of $46,830,440.
Diamonds that are said by Tiffany to
be of first water are reported to have
been dln-overed in Fergus county,
The American China Development
Company has completed an organiza
tion preparatory to beginning work on
a proponed railway from Hankow u
"Reddy" Roach, of Boston, the
street car poet, who wrote the Spot
less Tow n" rhymes, died in Montreal.
William Fife, o f-F airlle, on the
Clyde, is to build Sir Thomas Lipton's
next ihallenger for the America's cup.
King Edward bus derided toestablish
a permanent bodyguard of a squadron
of Indian cavalry, which will be quar
tered in London.
The German emperor lias decided to
send Baron Von Leon, a large land
ow ner in Silesia, to the United State?
to study agriculture ami other kindred
ELEVEN MEET DEATH.
Fatal Fire In a St touls Hotel Several
St. Louis, Feb. 12. An early morn
ing fire which destroyed a large three
story dwelling house occupied by men
exclusively, caused the death of 11 per
sons 10 men and one woman and
dangerously injured seven others. A
dozen or more who had narrow escapes
from death received less serious injuries
or were frostbitten. It is estimated
that between 35 and 40 persons were in
the building at the time the fire broke
out, and it is believed that all have
been accounted for. The financial loss
is nominal. It is thought that $10,000
will cover the damage to building and
contents, which were totally destroyed.
The fire started about 3:30 A.M.,
when few people were abroad, and
JOSEPH R. WHITNEY.
A well known Oregon newspaper man and editor of the Daily and Weekly
Herald, of Albany. He is a candidate for the nomination for State Printer on
the Republican ticket, He was born in Marion County, is a graduate of
the University of Oregon, and has been engaged in the newspaper business for
nearly 20 years.
gained much headway before it was dis
covered and the alarm given. There
was considerable delay in turning in an
alarm, and when the engines finally
reached the tcene, the whole front of
the building was iu flames and the in
terior was a seething furnace. By that
time all who escaped death had got out
of the buildirg by jumping from the
w indows or climbing down ropes made
of bedclothes. A few escaped on the
ground floor through the front door.
Several escapes were very narrow.
Every one who got out suffered sotne
injury or w as frost bitten. Some barely
had time to get out when aroused," the
flames had spread so rapidly. Some
saved their clothing.'which they carried
iu their hands, but others were not so
fortunate, losing everything.
MINDANAO GOVERNOR RESIGN8.
Military Officers Would Not Recognize His
Manila, Feb. 12. The governor of
the town of Cayagan, in the province of
Misamis, island of Mindanao, has re
signed, declaring that the military au
thorities there do not recognize his au
thority in refusing to receive his writs
of habeas corpus. Some months ago
many of the leading officials of Misamis
province were arrested because they
tendered a banquet to an insurgent colo
nel, and because it was proved that they
had also contributed funds to the in
surgent cause. At that time General
Davis, commanding at Zamboanga,
island of Mindanao, requested that the
province be transferred from civil to
miltiary control. The military author
ities in Misamis refused to allow the
prisoners to lie represented by a lawyer
sent by the civil commission from
Manila for that purpose, holding the
arrested officials as prisoners of war.
Lately General Chaffee instructed Gen
eral Davis to release the prisoners in
question, and notified the civil author
ities when and where they could arrest
them. But the fart that their offense
was committed before the passage of
the law 01 sedition maKes iiirrner ac
tion in the matter improbable. Gen
eral Chaffee deeming it inadvisable
that civilians should be tried by a mil
Senor Lerma, the new ly elected gov
ernor Tif Bataan province, fled after his
election when he was called upon to ac
count for $4,000 of instirgeut funds.
He is still missing.
Raided by Outlaws.
Alamagorda, N. M., Feb. 11. News
has been received here of a raid on the
store of the Pew Mercantile Company,
at Fort Sumner, by a gang of outlaws,
supposed tgbe the same that recently
robbed a bank and pay car at Santa
Rosa. Oneof the employe of the store
was killed and $400 in cash taken.
The gang is headed for the' Capitan
mountains and is being pursued by a
Favorable Report on Pension BilL
WaAington, Feb. 12. The senate j
committee on jiensions has authorized '
a favorable report of the bill introduced ;
by Senator Jones of Arkansas, increas
ing the ensions of Mexican war vet
erans. Georgia Town Destroyed.
ElUrton, Ga, Feb.' 12. Fire
earlr todav destroyed nearly all of the '
businese section of this city, d.iin g
damage estimate.! at $100,000.
TEN MILLION DOLLAR FIRE.
Business Portion of Psterson, N. J., Dei
troytd 1,000 Families Homeless.
Paterson, N. J., Feb. 11. A great
fire swept through Taterson today and
in its desolate wake are the embers and
ashes of property valued at $10,000,
000. It burned its way through the
business section of the city aud claimed
as its own a majority of the finer struo
tures devoted to commercial, civic,
educational and religions uso, as we-H
as scores of houtes. There was bjit
small tribute 6f life and injury to the
conflagration,. but thousands were left
homeless aud many thousands without
A relief movement for the care 01
those unsheltered and unprovided for
lias already been organized and Mayor
John Hinehliffe says that Paterson
will be able to care for her own with
out appealing . to the charity of other
communities and states. The great
manufacturing plants of the place (are
safe and the community, temporarily
dazed by the calamity, has already com
menced the work of reorganization and
The fire began its work of destruction
at the power house of tho Jersey City,
Hoboken & Paterson Traction Com
pany, which fronted on Broadway and
extended a block to the rear of Van
Houten street. It commenced in the
car shed and was burning fiercely when
one of the employes dotected it. It
was leaping through the roof, and the
gale was lifting it in forks and whirls
when the fire apparatus came into the
roadway at Van Houten and Main
streets. The firemen tried to hem the
blaze in, but it skipped across Van
Houten street In one direction and Main
street in another, and gaining vigor as
it went, burned unchecked down into
the business district. Every piece of
fire mechanism in the city w as called
outbut the fire and gale were masters.
The fire came at midnight and was
only checked after a desperate fight
that lasted until late this afternoon.
Every city and town within reach of
Taterson sent firemen' and apparatus
tq tthe aid of the city, and it took the
united efforts of them all to w in the
battle. . A northerly gale gave the con
flagration its impetus and carried its
burning brands to kindle the blaze
afresh" at other points. The firemen
made stand after stand before the wall
of fire, but were repeatedly driven back,
and when victory finally came to them
they were grimed and exhausted.
EXTENDED MONROE DOCTRINE.
Hobion Would Have It Reich to the Walls
New Haven, Conn., Feb. 8. Captain
R. P. Hobsonwho was a guest of the
New Haven Business Men's association
at their annual banquet, urged that the
Monroe doctrine be extended to 'the
Filipinos and to the walls of Pekin,
declaring that Europeans should not
partition China,, but open it to the
trade of the world, as the United States
opened Japan. Among the dangers that
face Europe, he mentioned a possible
Slavic invasion, in the event of vhich,
be said, it would fall to the lot of the
United States to assist in saving Eu
rope from general war. Without a rel
atively powerful nai'r, such action
would be manifestly impossible.
I Smallpox at Reno.
I Reno, Xev., Feb. 11. Several new
cases ot smallpox are reported in Reno,
I among the whites, and the state board
'of health has declared smallpox epi
demic in Reno, and will probably order
i the public schools closed.
i Thirteen Persons Killed.
Panama, Feb. 11. An accident in
the Church of Horencitos, iu Chiriqni,
resulted in the death of 13 persons and
the severe) wounding of 30 fcthera.
Buried Money Stolen
Odell, Neb., Feb. 11. The sum of
$2,700 has been stolen from Mrs.
Si-ramble, a Bohemian widow, who
lives north of this town. Several days
ago she received the money in payment
for farm she had sold. Being dis
trustful of banks, she plaifd the money
in a tin ran, which she placed lieneath
tl.e floor of her chicken house. When
Mrs. Scramble went to get it, it was
gone. Search is being made for the
treasure, but no clew has been found.
NEWS OF THE STATE
TCMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of fhv
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
: and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Litest Market Report,.
Pendleton has decided to adopt a re
trenchment policy, the first act of which
was to let one policeman go..
Ashland is investigating the matter
of a comprehensive sewer system 'or
the city. An estimate places the cost
A company is being organized to con.
struct wven telephone lines from pen.
dleton to the small outlying districts
which are not at present supplied.
A petition is being circulated In and
around Baker City asking congress to
set aside Critter lake and adjacent land
sufficient to make a national park.
The price of hops continues to ad
vance steadily. Buyers around Salem
are offering 13 cents per pound, but
the growets in most. cases refuse to sol)
at that price, ' .
The Wa-x-o Warehouse Milling Com
pany has just nmdt a shipment of 10,
000 sacks of flour to China. This is
the first shipment of flour from Wasco
county to a foreign mtti'ket.
The largest real estate deal in the
history of Umatilla county, w ti con
sumated when J. E. Smith pnehftsed
30,000 acres of land. ''he deal also in
cludes 180,00 head of sheep. The price
paid was $200,000.
The flax mill at Salem is"" now an
The receipts of The Dalles land office
for January were nearly $10,000.
Dr. W. D. Jeffries, for 40 years a
practicing physician of Salem, is dead.
' Placer miners of Southern Oregon
gladly hail the rains of the past few
The Willamette river at Albany is
lower than for many years at this time
of the year.
Steps have been taken by the busi
ness men of Roseburg to organize
board of trade.
A representative of the English gov
ernment is around Elgin buying horses
for South Africa.
President Eliot, of Harvard nniver-
sitv. will visit the state university at
Eugene next month.
So fur In T.Inn Annnt.v therA have bflnn
600 registrations for the June election,
out of a probable total of 5,500.
Miners in Southern Oregon have long
been throwing away what was supposed
to be lead ore, but which has proven to
be rich silver ore,
The report of the commissioner of
patents for the rast fiscal year shows
that there were 125 patents issued to
Wheat Quiet Walla Walla, 68
63c; bluestem, 6464V6o; Valley,
Barley Feed, $1920; brewing,
$2021 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.1091.25; gray.
Flour Best grades, J2.8O03.4O per
barrel; graham, $2.6002.80.
Millstuffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $20.(0; chop, $17.
Hay Timothy. $11012; clover, $70
7.60; Oregon wild hay, $506 per ton.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 9Oc0$1.25
per cental; ordinary, 70085c per cen
tal, growers' prices; sweets, $1,750
2 per cental.
Butter Creamery, 2527c; dairy,
18020c; store, 11013c.
Eggs 2O021c for fresh Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13
13c; Young America, 1415c; fac
tory prices, 10H4C lees.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $303.50;
hens, $404.25 per dozen, 9 10c per
pound; springs, 10c per pound, $3
3.60 per dozen; ducks, $6.60 07.50 per
iozen; turkeys, live. 11012e;
dressed, 1415c per pound.
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound;
dressed, 77Hc per pound.
Hogs Gross, 6c; dressed, 67c
Veal 89c per pound, dressed.
Beef Gross, cows, $4c; steers,
4c; dressed, 6H07Vc per pound.
Hops 110124c per pound.
Wool Nominal. Valley, 13015c;
eastern Oregon, 812Hc; mohnlr,
21 0 21 c per pound.
The buffaloes are increasing in such
protiortions in Canada that they prom
ise in the course of a few years to be
come again fairly abundant.
Cecil Rtiodes, the millionaire and
statesman, who is credited with having
provoked the Boer war, is, it is said, to
receive me nonor 01 a peerage.
John Hill, a planter at West Baton
Rouge, La., has given to the Louisiana
state university $25,000 for theerection
of an alumni building and library.
Ten thousand dollars have been con
tributed to the national fund for a Mc-
Kinley memorial bv the working men
of Homestead, Pa.
. England's imports of iron and steel
are increasing, while the exports are
falling off. British trade papers are
As a consequence of artificial propa- j
gation the yield of cod in the eisnt j
waters between Maine and New Jersey
has in 10 years increased 50 per cent.
Mrs. Susan Tortcr. aged 65, the
I original of Sunshine in Mary J. Holmes
. famous novel of Kentucky life, "Tem
pest and Sunshine," died at Ver
M. CampU-11 lias Uen arrested in
Noble county, Oklahoma, f-r cutting
timber on school lands. The federal
authoritien intend to vigorously prose
cute such cae.
VALUE OF DANISH ISLE8.
Litest Acqusitlon of Great Strategic Import.
tnce Provision of Treaty Explained.
Washington, Feb. 10. The recent
favorable report by the senate commit
tee on foreign relations on the treaty
for the cession of the Danish West
Indies was accompanied by a written
statement by that committee to the sen
ate. This report holds that daring
1HUU the islands exported to the United
States sugar, molasses and distilled
spirits amounting to $568,945, and that
(luring the same period the importa
tions from the United States amounted
to $(124,624. The annexation of the
islands was sought by the United States
years ago, and as far back as 1867 Den
mark declined to sell the islands for
$5,000,000, but made a proposition to
part with them for $15,000,000. Sec
retary Seward offered $7,500,000,
which was declined. ' Jle afterward
agreed to pay that amount for the
l-dandd of St, Thomas and St, John, but
the trade fell through because of com
plications which arose. Continuing,
the report says :
"These islands, together with Porto
Rico, are of great importance Id t
strategic way, whether the strategy be
military or commercial. St. Thomas
is a natural point of call for all Euro
pean trade bound to the West Indies,
Central America or Northern Sooth
America, These islands, together with
Porto Rico, form the northeastern cor
ner of the Caribbean sea and are of
great Importance In connection with
the American isthmus1, where a canal
will be constructed between the At
lantic and the Pacific. They are of
first Importance in connection with our
relations to the region of the Orinoco
and the Amazon and with our control
of the Wjndward Passage. In viow of
the isthmian canal and European set
tlements in South America, every addi
tional acquisition by the United State
is of value,
BIG BOOST FOR LINE.
$10,000 Raised for the Goldend.le-Portland
Goldondale, Wash., Feb. 10. The
citizens of Goldendale and Klickitat
coupty have raised $10,000 for the right
o( way for the railroad from this city
to Portland, lhe committee in charge
of this matter considers this amount
sufficient to secure the right of way
from Goldendale to Lyle, 41 miles.
All rights of way have been secured,
excepting three or four between Golden
dale and the head of Swale canyon, a
distance of abont 18 miles, through the
farming part of Klickitat county. The
rest of the route lies principally
through government lands, there being
but few settlers and a few Indian
claims along the Big Klickitat, there
fore little trouble will be encountered
on this score.
Contracts have not yet been signed,
but it is expected that work will com
mence on the grading within 80 days.
The company organized for the pur
pose of building this line will reserve
two years in which to complete the line
from Lyle to Goldendale, but expects
to carry the crop from the Klickitat val
ley this year. Property valuations
have already advanced perceptibly in
the vicinity of Goldendale and along
the route of the proposed road.
VETOES HIS OWN BREVET.
Roosevelt Will Not Be Rewarded for His
Washington, Feb. 11. The president
has approved, with one notable excep
tion, all the recommendations mado'by
the army board of w hich General Mao-
Arthur was president, for the bestowal
of brevet rank on all the officers of the
army who rendered esjiedally meritori
ous services during the war with Spain
and in the subsequent campaigns in
the Phpilippines and China. The ex
ception noted is the case of Theodore
Roosevelt, w ho was awarded the brevets
oi colonel and brigadier general for dis
tinguished services at Pan Juan and
Santiago. Under the law these brevets
require the confirmation of the senate
and lhe nominations have been made
out for transmission to that body during
the week, but, as already stated, the
list will not contain the name of the
president. It is expected that the
medals of honor and cert ificates of merit
recommended by the board for individ
ual gallantry, which also have been ap
proved by the president, will be an
nounced at the war department this
week. These awards do not require
the sanction of the senate.
BOERS TAKEN BY SURPRISE.
Albert's Commando Falls Into British Hands
After .Short Fight
Johannesburg, Feb. 11. At 11
o'clock last Thursday night Colonel
Kekewich, having ascertained the
whereabouts of Commandant Albert's
laager at Grulsfontein, sent men to cap
ture it. The British force arrived at
daybreak and immediately stampeded
the horses of the Boers w ith pompoms
and well directed rifle fire. The
Boers were completely surprised, and
after a short reply to the British attack
practically the total commando fell Into
the hands of the attacking force, who
captured 131 prisoners, including Com
mandants Landrost and' Potgieter and
Another Subway Explosion.
Kew York, Feb. 8. An explosion
of dynamite in the rapid transit subway
in Park avenue, between Forty-first and
Forty-second streets, hurled a piece of
rock weighing 30 pounds through the
ulate glass door of the Grand Union
hotel, and broke several windows In
that establishment. Two persons were
hurt by flying fragments, but neither of
.them sustained serious injury.
Bulgarian Minister Assassinated.
Sofia, Feb. 8. M. Kamtchcfa, the
minister of public instruction, was as
sassinated in bis study by a Macedonian
who pretended he wanted to present a
petition. AsHassin then shot hlmsell
British Losses South Africa.
London, Feb. 8. The war uffioe has
published a summary of the British
low in South Africa. Up to January
31 tlie total reduction of the forces,
from death or eruianent disability,
was 25,305 men. The total of the
casualties, including surviving wound
ed was 6,240 officer and 106,701 men.
TEDDY, JR., WORSE
HE IS 8ERIOUSLY SICK WITH
Prominent New York Physician In Attend
ante Word Is Given Out, . However,
That the President's Son Is In No Im
mediate Danger Disease Has Strong
Hold of Both Lungs
Groton, Mass, Feb. 10. Theodore
Roosevelt, Jr., the eldest son of Presl
dent Roosevelt, has double pneumonia.
Otherwise his condition is unchanged
tonight. The boy is seriously sick, but
it is too early to say what the chances
are for his recovery. This was the
statement issued by George B. Cortel
you, secretary to the president, at 9
o'clock tonight, and it was made after
a careful examination by Dr. Alexander
Lambert, the family physician of Pre
ident Roosevelt, win arrived here froih
New York at 6 o'clock tonight.
President and Mrs. Roosevelt spent a
long, anxious day in the infirmary,
awaiting the crisis of the disease, which
this morning appeared to have takpn
such a strong hold of their son. The
change for the worse in the boy's condi
tion occurred during the night, and
showed itself when the regular morn
ing examination w as made by 1'r. Sliat
tuck and Dr. Warren. Secretary Cor
telyou, who is the only means of com
municating with the sick room, made
the announcement this morning of the
patient's serious condition, although he
said then it was not alarming,
" "Hi8"temperatura is higher," said
Mr. Cortelyou, "and his respiration is
weaker than yesterday, but his pulse is
better." He also said there was no im
mediate danger; only the natural prog
ress of the disease, lie announced that
the disease had spread and involved
This sudden and unfavorable turn
warned the president that the most
skillful medical treatment was neces
sary, and tonight he called to the aid
of Drs, Shattuck and Warren his fam
ily physician, Dr. Alexander Lambert,
of New York, an eminent practitioner,
and a man well acquainted with the
bay s physique.
Groton, Mass., Feb. 11, 2:30 A. M.
The condition of Theodore Roosevelt,
Jr., at this hour is apparently very ser
ious, for lights can be seen in the in
firmary and nurses and doctors are mov
ing around. For the last half hour the
voice of the boy calling for water could
be heard on the street. Nothing could
be obtained from the house, but it is
believed the patient is delirious.
Groton, Mass, Feb. 11, 3:30 A. M.
The excitement in the infirmary has
subsided, and it is understood that the
patient is now resting easily. An hour
ago he complained of difficulty in
breathing and the pain caused some
delirium. At this hour it is stated
that the patient is no worse than earlier
in the night.
Prince Henry May Defer His Visit
Washington, Feb. 12. Unless there
shall be a decided change for the better
in the condition of the president's son
before the end of the week, it is prob
able that Prince Henry of Prussia may
be compelled to defer his visit to the
United States until later in the year.
WAR WEEK IN TRANSVAAL.
Much Hard Fighting Losses on Both Sides
Heaviest for Some Time.
London, Feb. 12. A report received
from Lord Kitchener at Pretoria shows
last week to have been the liveliest
week, with the heaviest losses on both
sides, for several months past. Lord
Kitchener giveB the Boer casualties a
total of 69 killed, 67 surrenderd and
674 taken prisonrs. The British captured
480 rifles, one pompom and the usual
grist of munitions and livestock.
' The most serious British loss during
the week was the capture of 60 "donkey
wagons, convoyed by 160 troops. At
a point 30 miles from Beaufort West,
Cape Colony, the enemy swept down on
the donkey wagons and cut up the con
voy before assistance arrived. They
were able to remove only 12 of the
wagons, and burned the rest. In this
engagement the British lost two officers
and 11 men killed and one officer and
47 men wounded, while the Boers lost
24 killed and 45 wounded.
The Boers also rushed a detachment
of 100 men of Colonel Doran's column,
when the British lost three officers and
seven men killed and 17 men wounded.
Von Donep surprised Potgieter's
laager near Wolmarstadt, Transvaal col
ony, killing three Boers and capturing
36, as well as 25 wagons and livestock
Blew Open t Safe.
Acwqrth, Ga., Feb. 12. Safe blowers
forced the vaults of the Lemon Banking
Company here early this morning, se
curing $500 in gold, a $5,000 Georgia
state bond and a large amount of stock
certificates. Between $45,000 and
$50,000 in stock certificates and bonds
werebopelessly mutilated by the ex
plosion, and much currency In small
bills was destroyed. A box filled with
$20 gold pieces escaped tbenotice of
Queen Regent's Last Reception.
Madrid, Feb. 12. The queen regent
of Spain held her final official reception
here Saturday, when the president of
the senate and the chamlier of deputies
presented) her addresses of gratitude
from' the country for her nobility and
expressed the best wishes for the suc
cess of the young king. The replies of
the queen regent were couched in touch
ing terms. King Alfonso was present
at the reception. ,
Past Scaring Stage.
New York, feb. 12. The formation
of the Great Britain Railways Develop
ment Company at Trenton does not
cause much alarm here, cable the Lon
don correspondent of the Tribune. It
MwniiH tiiat thplertri r&ilmlv bns-
iness in this country cannot suffer much
from any new competition, as all of it
that ran lie bought ha already been
secured by the American capitalist.
, Thev find, however, that it i very diffi
cult to obtain parliamentary sanction
for new scheme.
GAS MAINS BLOW UP.
Thirteen lives Are Lost In a Chicago Ex
plosion About a Hundred Injured.
Chicago, Feb. 8. Thirteen lives were
lost, many persons slightly Injured, two
buildings were wrecked and $50,000
damage done by an explosion of gas to
night at the intersection of Twenty-seo
ond street and Archer avenue.
The cause of the explosion is un
known and it has not yet been deter
mined whether it was sewer gas or il
luminating gas. Mains filled with the
latter were instantly ablaze after tne
explosion and a succession of explosions
followed, the flames shooting up through
the manholes in the street. It will
be difficult to ascertain whether illum
inating gas exploded or whether the
mains were broken by an explosion of
Many people living in the vicinity
believe that the first explosion was in a
main at Twenty-second street and
Archer avenue. Then the manhole,
half a block south on Archer avenue,
was thrown into the air by a loud ex
plosion. Flames leaped and roared
from the hole. The fire spread rapidly
and three other manholes were blown
into the air.
The flames from the first gas main
shot high into the air and reached,
with the aid of the wind, to a three
story frame structure, and it had been
weakened and nearly wrecked by the
shock. It is supposed that the occu
pants of the buildings were knocked
unconscious or were too panic stricken
to rush from the place. The flames
caught the weather worn timbers. The
dry and rotting wood was food for the
fire, and in an instant the flames had
enveloped the structure. With a roar
the building collapsed, and the occu
pants, with one exception, were carried
with it to the basement.
The adjoining building, a two story
structure, flared tip, the next building
was wrapped in flames, and then an
other structure caught fire. It seemed
that the whole block would be wiped
out before the firemen could bring the
blaze under control. A firewall of a
brick building at Archer avenue and
Twenty-second street held the fire in
that direction. On .the west of the
burning buildings were two small one
story cottages. They were a few feet
from the burning buildings, and that
gave the firemen an opportunity of
neauing on me names.
The windows throughout the neigh
borhood were broken, and bottles and
glassware in the dwellings and stores
were thrown down and broken. Many
persons in buildings near the explosions
were knocked down. Scored of men
and women, many of them carrying
children, rushed' to the streets. They
were greeted hy the glare of the fire
from the manholes. Fearing further
explosions, the people rushed down the
street, many of the women screaming
On several street cars near the place
the windows were 'smashed, and the
passengers were severely shaken np. .
When the people in the cars saw the
flames gush from the ground all hands
rushed for the doors. A number of
persons were bruised and knocked down
in the excitement. One car filled with
passengers was thrown from the tracks.
Republic Invited to Become s Part of the
Washington, Feb. 8. Representative
Newlands, of Nevada, of the ' ways and
means committee, who was the author
of the resolution annexing Hawaii, to
day introduced a resolution inviting the
republic of Cuba to become a part of
the L nited Mates, first as a territory
and then as a "Mate of the union, to be
called the state of Cuba; and also
authorizing a 25 per cent reduction of
duty on the present crop of Cuban
sugar, in consideration of Cuba's grant
ing preferential rates to the United
States. The resolution confines the 25
per cent reduction of duties to the pe
riod prior to January 1, 1903. New-
lands, in explanation of his resolution,
"All those who have appeared to
voice Cuba's needs and requirements
have indicated that an invitation to
Cuba of annexation would be accepted.'
Annexation by force wonld not be justi
fied. It must be accomplished, if at
all, by the free act of the. Cuban peo
ple. At present there is no machinery
in Cuba by which the popular will can
be tested, but the Cuban constitution
has been adopted. The Cuban congress
will meet in February, a Co ban govern
ment will bejorganized, and the United
States will then leave the government
and control of the island to the people.
Cuba then will be in a position to ex
press her will."
Day's Work m French Mines.
Paris, Feb. 8. The chamber of dep
uties today accepted a bill regulating
the period of daily work in the mines.
This bill provides that a nine honr day
shall be instituted at the coal pits at
the end of six months from the day the
measure is adopted. At the end of two
years, a day's work shall be reduced to
eight and one-half honrs, and at the
end of another two years it shall be re
duced to eight hours.
Ubertador Not Sunk.
Willemstad, Island of Curacao, Feb.
8. According to trustworthy informa
tion received here today, the Venezne-
lan revolutionist steamer Libertador
was at Sabanilla January 31, and was
to have left there February l, in order
to renew her operation against the
forces of the government. These re
port seem to contradict the previous
rumors that the Libertador was suck at
Porto Colomba recently while ncdar
Admiral Remey Ordered Home.
Washington, Feb. 8. Orders were
sent forward from the navy department
today to Rear Admiral Remey, direct
ing him to proceed home with hi flag
ship, the Brooklyn, which is now-at
Favorlbi to Danish Treaty.
Washington, Feb. 8. The senate
committee on foreign relations today
ordered a favorable report on the treaty
to acquire the Danish West Indie. No
amendment was mad to tha treaty la