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ITS A COLD DAY WHEN WE QBT UEFT."
VOL. XlTl. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 11)02. NO. 43.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Fubllshed "Every Friday by
8. K. ULVT1IE.
Term, of subscription- 11.50 a year when paid
The mail arrives from Ml. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. Di. Weittieiulays ana SaliinlK.vs; deparu the
anie days at noun,
Kor Chenowetli, leaves tt I I. m. Tuesday!,
lliuradaya and Ml:m!vi; arrives at p. m.
Kor White Salmon (Wash.) leaves dally at tM
a. m.; arrives at T: i; p. in.
Vmm White Hatuiim leaves for FnMs, Gilmer,
Trout I.ske ami (ilemvuod dally at A. 11.
Kor Bi linen (Wash.) leaves at or.4a p. m. ; f
rives at u p. m.
UKI. KHiKKAH HEOKKR I.ODOR, No
i HI, 1. O. (. K.-.Meels lirsi and third Mon
days In each month.
JIlSS l lTIB EXTHICaX, N. O.
H. J. HiBBABt), Becrt iary.
CANBY POST, No. lfi, 0. A. R. Meets at A.
U. I'. W. Hall second and fourth Satitrdava
of each month at 2 o'clovk p. m. All (i. A. K.
members invited to meet with us.
J. W. Kioby, Commander.
C. J. Hayes, Adjutant.
CANBV W. R. C, No. ie-Meets flrstSatnr
day of each month In A. O. U. W. hall at 2
p.m. ilKs. B. K . miorvakkb, President.
him. 0. L. b'iUANAHAN, secretary.
HOOD RIVER I.OntiB No. ICS, A. F. and A
M. Meets Sauiiday evening on or before
each full moon. Wn. M. Vatks, W. M.
C. I), Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 77, R. A. M.
41 ecu third Friday iiiKhl of each month.
E. I, Smith, H. P.
A. N. Rahm, Secretary.
IfOOIl RIVER CHAPTER, No. 2ft, O. E. 8.
Jl Meets second and fxiuth Tuesday even
fiigs of each month. Viet-TS coidialljr wel
comed. Mrs. Mm. lie ('. Coli, VV. M.
Mm. Maky R. Davidson, Secretary.
OLKTA ASSEMBLY No. 101. United Artisans,
MlTcts tint and third Wediusilays, work;
Beeoitd and fuiii th Wednesdays social: Arti
sans hall. E. C. l.Romis, If. A.
Khku Cue, Secretary.
1ITAI!C()MA I.omiE, No. 30. K. of P. Meet,
V I" A. O. L'. VI . hall every Tuesday liiifhu
C. E. Maiikiiam, C. C. ,
Wh. IIaynes, K. oIR.AB.
IVER8IDE 1.0IMIR, No. 08, A. O. U. W.
Meeu first and third Saturdays or each
Dionth. I'Beu Howl, W, M.
tIKO. T. PBATHkR, Kinancier.
idi.ewii.dk i.odce, no. iot, i. o o. r.--
1 Meets in Kraieiual Imll every Thursday
lllitlit. I.. E. MORHK, N. i.
4. 1. 1,. Hkndkkso.n, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M..
meets at A. O. V, W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of esch month.
Waiter Gkrkino, Commander.
RIVERSIDE I.ODCE NO. 40, DEARER OK
HONOR, A. O. IJ. W. -Meets first and
third Saturdays al 8 P. M.
Mks. E. it. Braulky, ('. ot if.
Lena Evans, Recorder.
OOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. V. A,,
meets in odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
F, L. DAVIDSON, V. C.
. R. Bbadi.ky, Clerk.
A NCIENT ORDER OF THE RED CROSS.
A Hood River Lodk'e No. 10, meets in Odd
Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays in
each month, ::oo'clo k.
C. I,. Coppli, President.
J. E. Hasna, Secretary.
Q II. JENKINS, D, M. D.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Offlct In John I.elund Hunderson's residence.
Hood River, Oregon.
JJR. E. T. CARNS.
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds ot
HOOD RIVER OREUON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
lucces or to Dr. Nit F. Stiuw.
Calls prompily answered In town or country,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, HI ; Office, 8a
Ollice over Everbart's Grocery.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
t ATTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER. NO
TARY PI BLIC and REAL
For 28 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington, tins bud many years experience in
Real Estate maliers, as abstractor, searcher of
titles aud aenu fcatisfiictiuit guaranteed or
J F. WATT. M. D.
Hurgeon for . R. ft N. Co. Is especially
fqHied to treat catarrh of nose and throat
and diseases of women.
special terms lor ollice treatment of chroulo
Telephone, ollice, US, residence, 11
pREDERICK A ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimate! furnished (or all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
pHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is tli place to get the latent anil best in
Confectioneries, Canities, Nuts, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
V. B. COLE, Proprietor.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" THYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hoars: 10 to 11 A. M. j 2 to 3
and B to 7 1. Al.
Q II. TEMPLE.
Pncticil Wttcbm&ter I Jeieltr.
My loi.g experience enables me to do
tbe beat powtible work, which I fully
guarantee, and at low prices.
gUTLER A CO.,
Do a general bankinf business.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Q J. HAYES, J. P.
Office with Bone Biothere. Bueto will be
eitendeit to al env t me Collectiooe atede.
W ill locate on good gi.iernmsnl lauvls, wUeg
iVENTS OF THE DAY
FROrv THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Comprehensive Review el the Important
happenings of the Put Week, Presented
In a Condensed Form, Which It Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Prince Henry has started on his home
A coraproinine on the Cuban reci
procity question is probable in the sen
A hurricane which struck Omaha,
Nod., cauFed an immense loss of prop
Eight thousand men are on strike at
Ronton as a result of the freight hand
The Britinh have suffered a crushing
defeat at the bunds of the Boers. Gen
eral Methuen wun captured.
Serutary of the Navy Long hns re
signed. He will be succeeded by Rep
resentative W. H. Moody, of Massachu
The American cup defender Colum
bia will cross the ocean to race if any
yacht can be found on the other side
whose owner is willing to make a
The postal .bill hat Wn passed by
the houe. By this measure carriers
are not only continued under the salary
system, but the maximum wage is in
Prince Henry sent a wreath to be
placed on Genreal Grants' tomb.
. The president has signed the Philip
pine tariff bill.
A message is expected from the pres
ident on the Cuban question.
AH arrangements are completed for
the homeward journey of Prince Henry.
Rnssia lias taken advantage of the
bandit trouble in China and sent troops
England will reorganize her army
and place it on the same plan as that
f the United States.
Two boats collided on the Canton
river and 150 Chinese drowned.
Queen Alexandra launched an Eng
Taft says that in two years, at the
most, the Filipinos will be able to
maintain a permanent government of
The revolutionary movement in Rus
sia is spreading.
Prince Henry visited the military
academy at West Point.
Fifteen persons were killed and many
injured in a train wreck in Texas.
The Spanish regency may be pro
longed, owing to the incapacity of King
The president will not permit his
daughter to attend the coronation of
King Edward. ,
Five men were killed and several in
jured in a coal mine explosion in
The steamer on which Prince Henry
will return home is being fitted up for
the royal party.
Six firemen were seriously injured
by coming in contact with live wires at
a fire in Beatrice, Neb.
The street car strike at Norfolk, Va.,
The Eastern states arc) in the midst
of another Bnow storm.
A candy trust, with a capital of 5,
000,000, is the latebt combine.
Miss Alice Roosevelt will go to Cuba
to visit General and Mrs. Wood.
Boer envoys called on tbe president,
but were told by him that he was una
ble to help them.
Canada will pass a Chinese exclusion
law similar to that before the United
States senate at present.
The house is considering; a bill
authorizing tbe purchase of the Giant
Tree tract in California for a national
Rear Admiral J. A. Howell will be
retired the 16th inst. Next to Admiral
Dewey, he is the ranking officer of the
Prince Henry visited Niagara Falls
and crossed over to the Canadian side,
where he was welcomed by representa
tives of Lord Min to.
A number of the leaders in the Bar
celona, Spain, riots have been executed.
Thomas J. Humes, Republican, was
elected to succeed himself as mayor of
Santos-Dumont will visit the United
ftates and give an exhibition of his fly
The difficulties between the National
Cash Register Company and its em
ployes have been settled.
William H. Moody, of Massachusetts,
hns been mentioned as a successor for
Secretary of the Navy Long.
The pope told an" American visitor
that there are 20,000,000 Catholics in
the United State.
" Prince Ching says the Chinese gov
ernment will protect rights of Amer
icans in the Canton-Hankow railroad
Colonel John A. folk, aged 82 years
a cousin of President James K. Polk
and doorkeeper of the house during
Proeideut Cleveland first admlnuitra
ion, died at Kansas City.
Garfield Todd, a rough rider, has be
come an evangelist to fulfill the vow
made in a San Juan fight.
Small, Maynard A Co., book publish
ers, of Boston, have made an assign
ment for the benefit of their creditors.
The first American blast furnace in
Germany with an automatic charging
apparatus has been started in Silesia
' King Edward held levee at St.
James palace and revived tbe custom ol
1 remitting favored subjects to klsajiis
8,000 MEN GO ON 8TRIKE.
Boston Freight Handlers Making Hard Fight
Boston, March 12. War between
the organized teamsters, freight and
express handlers of Boston and two
great railroad corporations, the New
York, New Haven & Hartford and the
New York Central & Hudson River
Railroads, the latter locally known as
the Boston A Albany, broke out today.
The strike, which is a sympathetic one,
already involves 8,000 men in and
Stopping work because of the dis
charge of union men who have refused
to handle non-union movexl freight, the
various organizations now on strike
made every effort today to extend their
sphere of influence to affiliated bodies,
while the corporations energetically
tried to fill the strikers' places and to
receive and dispatch goods offered them.
Both met with some measure of suc
cess. Tomorrow the local employes of
the great express companies, the Adams
and the New York A Boston, two com
panies which handle practically all of
the fast freight in Southern New Eng
land, will refuse to work, while several
smuller bodies of organized labor, such
as the brewery teamsters and the piano
movers, as well as freight handlers in
East Boston, will be idle. On the
other hand, the New York, New Haven
A Hartford Railroad, after succeeding
today in moving considerable freight
by Italian labor, will alignment the
force tomorrow, and the Boston A Al
bany expects to have a large number
of men at work in its freight sheds.
The action of the express men in
joining the freight handlers will quick
ly affect the freight business with near
by business centers like Worcester,
Springfield, Jlartford, New Haven,
Providence, Fall River and New Bed
LONG) 8TEP8 OUT.
Secretary of the Navy Hands His Resignation
to the President
Washington, March 12. The third
change in the cabinet of President
Roosevelt occurred when Secretary
Long submitted his resignation in a
beautiful letter, it being accompanied
by one equally felicitous by the presi
dent. The change was made complete
by the selection of Representative Will
iam Henry Moody, of the Sixth con
gressional district of Massachusetts, as
Mr. Long's successor in the navy de
partment. This change has been expected for a
long time. Mr. Long had intended to
retire at the beginning of the late Pres
ident McKinley's second term, but he
consented to remain until certain lines
of policy in which he was involved
were more satisfactorily arranged.
Then when President Roosevelt suc
ceeded, though anxious to return to
private life for Secretary Long will
never again enter publie life a strong
feeling of loyalty toward Mr. Roosevelt
induced the secretary to defer his re
tirement until it was convenient for the
president to make a change. Recently
Mr. Long has beon in Massachusetts
making arrangements with his old legal
connections to re-euter the practice of
law, and he has bad his house at Hing
ham put in order for his occupaton.
When Mr. Long entered the cabinet
originally he was an active member of
the firm of Hemingway A Long, a well
known legal firm of Boston. He has
always maintained a silent connection
with the concern, and will again be
come an active partner.
DANGER TO SHIPPING.
mmenie Ice Floes Reported Off the Coast of
Japan Early Spring In the North.
Tort Townsend, Wash., March 12.
The British ship Bann, the last of the
storm-bound fleet off the entrance to the
Straits of Juan de Fuca, has arrived,
98 days from Iqtiique, 34 days of which
she was storm-bound off the straits.
Seven times the Bann got inside of
Cape Flattery, and as no tug was there
to pick her up, she was compelled to
put back to sea. The Bann reports no
other vessels off the Cape.
The British steamship Oceano reports
to the local United States hydrographic
office as having encountered an im
mense ice floe about 200 miles off the
Japanese coast, abreast the entrance to
Sugar straits. So extensive was the ice
floe that the steamer was compelled to
change her course and steam for several
hours tc avoid coming in collision with
the ice. The ice floe is in the direct
path of ves.-els sailing to the Orient,
and as it is quite extensive, it is dan
gerous to navigation. The captain of
the Oceano says the ice is from iour to
six feet out of the water, and some of
the bergs are many feet across, and
cannot be seen until the vest-el is among
them. This is the first, time ice has
lieen seeu off the Japanese coast in that
vicinity. It is thought that the floe
came from Eehring Straits and the
Arctic ocean, and that, through some
unknown cause the ice pack in the
Arctic has broken earlier and that it in
dicates an early spring in the north.
Urge Fire at Paris
Paris, March 12. The biggest blaze
seen in Paris since the bulling of the
Opera Comiqne, in 1S97, broke out last j
night in the corner of a block of ware- .
houses in the Rue Montmartre. The
warenouses were occupied by 10 firms,
and the lower floors of the building
were filled with silk, velvet and woolen
(roods. These materials caused the fire
to rage furiously and the flames spread
rapidly to the upper portions of tbe
buildings, used as residences.
Preparing for a War.
London, March 12. In a dispatch
dated Shanghai, the correspondent of
the Standard says that Chinefe merch
ants cominjf from Port Arthur declare
they were ordered to rennve their fam
ilies from Port Arthur because prepara
tions were being made fthere for war
Russian Butcher Dismissed.
. London, March 12. A dispatch to
t)u nilr Chronicle from Berlin savs
that the Russian general, Gribeki, ho
was responsble for th massacre at
BlagovMUhenski, has ban dismissed.
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portanceA Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our thriving Comnafnwealth
Uteit Market Report.
Agitation has been started in La
Grande for a $25,000 public building.
The first ticket in the field inCoos
county was that of the Socialist party.
Twenty-six homestead entries, were
filed at the Oregon City land office dur
The Clackamas county Socaliists held
their convention in Oregon Citv March
8 and nominated a full ticket.
From six to twelve contracts f'r 1902
hops are filed in Salem every day.
Prices range from 11 to 12 cents. ,
Forty thousand pounds of hops,
owned by G. W. Perkins, of North
Yamhill, eold at 14 cents per pound
a few dayB ago.
The Sumpter city eomicil has passed
an ordinance authorizing the mayor
and recorder to tmrrow money for the
city to pay its outstanding indebted
ness and to issue warrants 'therefor.
Since the Washington county tax
rolls opened March 1, the sheriff has
collected f-10,000 of the 1 100,000 levy.
Everybody wants to get the benefit of
the 3 per cent rebate for prompt pay
ment. The Wasco county Republican con
vention, held in The Dalles March 8,
was one of the shai pest political fights
the county bus ever known. One hun
dred and seven delegates were in at
tendance. The meeting was held in
the courthouse and delegates to the
state and congressional district conven
tions and candidates for the various
county offices named. The principal
issue lay between the two aspirants fi r
congressional honors, Malcom A.
Moody, the present incumbent, and
State Senator J. N. Williamson. The
first ballot showed the Moody forces to
be in possession, 70 to 37.
A large cold storage building and ice
plant will be erected at The Dalles.
Bandon, in Coos county, has raiped
its quarantine against places outside of
During February 32,800 acres of
state land was sold. Most of it was in
tlio eastern part of the state.
Complete returns from Wasco county
Republican primaries show that Moody
supporters received 72 votes and Will
Fish Warden Van Dusen says the
legislature will be obliged to make
some provision at its next session for
increasing the revenues of the fisheries
department if the proposed work in
connection with artificial propagation is
The new tax law is havina a rood
effect in -Linn county on payment of
taxes, xtiere is a universal desire
among tuxpayers to secure the 3 per
cent reduction. A large force in the
sheriff s office is kept busy day and
night.' At the close of the first five
days of collations almost (25,000 was
Wheat-Walla Walla, 6565ic;
bluestem,6667c; Valley, 6565Kc.
Barley Feed, $202I.; brewing,
L'121.50 per toil.
Oats No. '1 white, $1.151.25;
Flour Best grades, f2.803.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.502.80.
Millstuffs Bran, (19 per ton; mid
dlings, f 21 ; shorts, $21.50; chop,
Hay Timothy, 1213; clover,
$7.508; Oregon wild hay, f50 per
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 1.101.25
per cental; ordinary, 7080c percen
tal, growers' prices; sweets, $22.25
Butter Creamery, 2530c; dairy,
1822Vjc; store, 1315c.
Eggs 1314c for Oregon.
' Cheese l ull cream, twinp, 13(3
13c; Young America, 14l5c; fac
tory prices, l(91Kc less.
Foultry Chickens, mixed, $4.00
4.50; hens, $5.005.50 per dozen, 10
12c per.pound; springs, 11c per pound
$34 per dozen; ducks, $5(gfi per doz
en; tnrkevs, live, 1212c; dressed,
14(3jl5c Jper pound; . geese, $8 per
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound ; dress
ed, 787lc per pound.
Hogs Gross, bc dressed, 6,7c
Veal 883 for small; 77K for
Beef Gross, cows, 3V4c; steers,
4(34!c; dressed, 6(Tii per pound.
Hops lScaiS'c per pound.
Wool Valley, 13ai5c; Eastern Ore
gon, 812Hc; mohair, 2121,Hc per
Snuff is coming into fashion again,
ays the London Daily Chronicle, with
the early Victorian fashions. Snuff
taking increases the size of the nose
and keeps it In a state of perpetual ir
ritation. Australia lias, proportionately, more
churches than any other country, the
number being 6,013, or 210 clinches to
every 100,000 people. England has
144 churches to every 100,000; Russia
only 55 to the same number.
Extension of National Bank Charters.
Washington, March ".The house
committee on banking and currency to
day directed a favorable report on the
senate bill authorizing the extension of
national bank charters for 20 vears.
American-Danish Treaty tat Riksdag.
Copenhagen, March 7. The premier.
Dr. IVntzer, submitted to the rigsdag
today for its approval a resolution
affirming the sanction of the bouse to
the American-Danish convention pro
viding for th cession of tbe Danish
Wost Indian island.
OF NO CONSEQUENCE.
Trouble In Morong Province is not Serious
Chaffee and Wright Report.
Washington, March 11. Desiring to
ascertain the facts as to conditions in
the province of Morong, Luzon, Secre
tary Root recently cabled inquiries to
Commissioner Wright and General
Chaffee, which have brought the fol
"With reference to your telegram of
the 6th inst., the facts from Morong
are: About a week ago -the presidente
of Cainta was kidnapped. Tbe perpe
trators of this act was a new organiza
tion gathered in Morong province about
60 strong. They were vigorously
searched for and driven to hiding and
will probably be captured in a day or
two. They have inflicted no material
damage. No special significance need
or should attach to this event.
".There is no foundation for the state
ment of insurrection in Morong or that
the inhabitants are fleeing. Small
fragments of ladrone bands, dispersed
and driven out of the mountains of I.a
guna by Bell's operations, and from
Cavite through recent operations of the
constabulary, in the mountains there,
having about 15 guns, gathered in the
mountains of Morong and probably
aided by a lew outlaws of that section,
raided the village, kidnaping the pres
idente. A small detachment of con
stabulary under a native' sergeant at
tacked them but made no impression,
being short of ammunition. Assistant
Chief Atkins was on the ground in a
few hours with an adequate force of
constabulary, and, assisted in every
way by the native governor of the prov
ince and the inhabitants, gave pursuit.
They have already killed two, injured
one, captured six and are running the
band down. The presidente has been
released without harm. So far from
there being hostility on the part of the
mass of people to American authority,
they give us full information of what is
passing and aid us as much as possible.
These Iadrones do not interfere with
the whites and confine their operations
to levying tribute npon and occasion
ally kidnaping natives in remote local
ities. There is nothing new in this, as
it was in existence under the Spanish
government, less so now than then.
They are being rapidly broken up and
exterminated by the constabulary.
There is no political significance in
their operations. WRIGHT."
RUSHING WORK ON WARSHIPS
Phenomenal Advance it the Union Iron
Works In Construction.
Washington, March 11. Apparently
phenomenal advance in the work on
some of tho war vessels building at the
Union Iron Works, San Francisco, is
the feature of the monthly progress re
port issued by Admiral Bowles, chief of
the ourean of construction and repair.
The report shows a gain during the
month of February of 12 per cent on
the battleship Ohio, 20 per cent on the
protected cruiser Tacoma, and 5 per
cent on the monitor Wyoming. More
over, 1 per cent of the work on the ar
mored cruiser California, which vessel
had formerly been the only one of that
class of vessels showing no start, was
It is explained at the navy depart
ment that during the prevalence of the
strike at San Francisco a great mass of
material had accumulated and made
ready for placement, and with the end
ing of the strike and the return of the
men to work, it had been possible
within the last month to make a great
change in the status of the work on
Freight Handlers Strike.
Boston, March 11. Four hundred
and fifty freight handlers employed in
the freight houses of the Haven A Hart
ford Railroad at South Boston struck
tonight because of the refusal of the
company to reinstate several men who
had been discharged for refusing to
handle freight delivered by the R. 8.
Brine Transportation Company, aganist
whom the union teamsters! are on
strike. Although a strike of freight
handlers had been threatened for the
past two or three weeks, it was from an
entirely unexpected quarter that it fin
ally came. The strike is expected to
be far reaching in its effects.
Priest Captured by Bandits.
Peking, March 10. Bandit soldiery
have captured a priest at Jehol, about
100 miles northeast of Peking. Both
the French and Russians are anxious to
send troops to rescue the priest, but as
Jehol is a rich mining district, the
court has ordered General Maiyuwan to
hurry and release the prisoner, in order
to forestall tbe entry of foreign troops
into the district.
Results of Shamaka Earthquake.
Bauk, Russian Trans-Caucasia, March
11. The official report of the commit'
toe which has been investigating the
recent earthquake at Shamaka shows 1
that 126 villages, wit'i total of 9,084 j
houses, were inclnded in the are of j
the disturbance; that 3,496 houses were
destroyed and 3,943 damaged. Betide
the dwellings 4,163 farm buildings, 11
churches, 41 mosques, 11 factories and
three schoolhouses wer aeriously dam
aged. Boer Magazine Discovered
London, March 11. Lord Kitchener,
in dispatch from Pretoria, dated to
day, reports he discover" of a Boer
masazine in a cave northeastward of
Reitz, Orange River Colony, containing
310,000 roundsTof rifle ammunition,
Kindreds of shells and fuse, 300
pounds of powder, Maxim gun, field
telephones and quantities of store.
Thirty-five Boers have been capture in
the same neighborhood since March 4.
The magazine was discovered by Cana
dian acout, oommandod by Colon!
BOERS UNDER DELAREY HOLD
THE BRITON PRISONER.
British Force Badly Defeated, Forty one Be
ing Killed and Seventy-seven Wounded,
While Two Hundred More Are Reported
ss Missing News of the Disaster Csme
Like a Thunderbolt to London.
London, March 12. It was an
nounced today that general Lord
Methuen and four guns had been cap
tured by the Boers commanded by Gen
eral Delaroy. The news came like a
thunderbolt to London. The extra edi
tions of the evening papers giving an
account of the disaster were eagerly
bought up. Their readers hurried
through the streets with anxious faces
and bitter remarks were passed on the
subject of the government's declaration
that the war in South Africa was over.
The news was received in the house
of commons amid great excitement.
The reading of Lord Kitchener's tele
gram by Mr. Brodrick, the war secre
tary, was listened to in deep silence,
which was broken by loud Irish cheers.
Instantly there were cries of "shame,"
"shame," from the government
benches. Then the Irish members
seemed to think better of their outbreak
and suddonly subsided. The subse
quent eulogistic references to General
Methuen were received with cheers.
In brief Lord Kitchener announced
that when General Methuen was cap
tured, wounded, with four guns, three
British officers, and 38 men were killed,
and that five officers and 72 men were
wounded. In addition one officer and
200 men were reportod missing.
The text of Lord Kitehener's dispatch
announcing the capture of General
Methuen is as follows:
"Pretoria, March 12. I greatly re
gret to have to send vou bad news of
Methuen. Ho was moving vith 600
mounted men under. Major Taris, and
300 infantry, four guns and a pom pom
from Wynburg to Litchenburg, and was
to meet Grenfel, with 300 mounted
men, at Rovirainesfontein today. Yes
terday morning early he was attacked
by Delorey's force between Palmietenill
and Twebosch. The Boers charged on
"Five hundrednd fifty men have
come in at Maribogs and Kraaipan.
They were pursued by the Boers four
miles from the scene of action. They
report that Methuen and Paris, with
the guns, baggage, etc., were captured
by the Boers. Methuen, when last
seen, was a prisoner. I have no de
tails of the casualties, and suggest de
laying publication until I can send
definite news. I think this sudden re
vival of activity on the part of Delarey
is to draw off the troops pressing De-
In a second dispatch Lord Kitchener
"Paris has come in at Kraaipan with
the remainder of the men. He reports
that the column was moving in two
parties. One with the ox warona left
Twebosh at 3 A. M. The other with
the mule wagons, started an hour later.
Just before dawn the Boers attacked.
Before reinforcements could reach them
the rear guard broke. In the mean
time, a large number of Boers galloped
on both flanks. These were checked by
the flank parties, but the stampede of
the mules had begun and all the mule
wagons, with a terrible mixture of
mounted men, rushed past the ox wag
ons. All efforts to check them were
unavailing. Major Paris collected 40
men and occupied a position a mile in
front of the ox wagons, which were
then halted. After a gallant but see-
less defense the enemy rushed inte the
ox wagons and Methuen was wounded
in the thigh. Paris, being surrounded,
surrendered at 10 A. M. Methuea is
still in the Boer camp."
Surveying an Oklahoma Road,
Guthrie, O. T. March 12. The survey
has been made and portions of the eon
tract let for the grade of the Denver,
Guthrie A Southeastern Railway, which
enters Oklahoma at the extreme north
west corner and runs southeasterly to
Guthrie, South McAlester and flew
Orleans. It is financed by Denver capi
Business Block Destroyed.
Beaver Falls, Fa., March 12. The
Harold block was completely destroyed
by fire at an early hour in the morning,
entailing loss of $ 5,000.
Government Troops Gaining.
Washington, March 12. The United
States minister to Colombia reports to
the stat department, under date of
March 3, that during the preceding
week the government troops had stead
ily advanced and occupied important
positions near Bogota which had been
vacate! bv the revolutionary forces,
who are understood to be in a desperate
situation and seeking an opportunity to
Demand M Turkey.
Constantinople, March 12. The
American legation here has presented
to the porte the text of the note refer-
ing to the capture of Mis Stone. It
is pointed out in this note that, as Mi.'
Stone was captured, the ransom paid j
and the prisoners delivered in Turkey, '
the brigand must be within the Turk-1
ish frontier, and should, therefore, be (
captured. The note denies that the.
authorities were ever required to lessen .
their vigilance on the frontier, and ss- J
serts that only tb movements of th
troop Id th interior wr hindered. '
SANK IN COLLISION.
Passenger Steamer Run Down Off the Welsh
Coast All Saved.
Liverpool, March 8. The Ameri
can Line steamer Waesland, from Liv
erpool, March 5, for Philadelphia, and
the British steamship Harmon ides, from
Para, February 13,' for Liverpool, met
in collision Wednesday night off Holy
head, Wales. The .Waesland sank.
The Harir.onidcs rescued the passengers
and crew and brought them to Liver
pool. The Waeslandurried 32 cabin
and 82 steerage passengers. The loss
of the Waesland was due to the dense
fog which enveloped the Irish channel,
seriously delaying all vessels. .
Fifty-three of the passengers and
crew of the Waesland arrived at Liver
pool on board the Harmonides at 3:33
this morning. They were received by
the agents of the American line here
and were quartered at various hotels.
The collision occurred in a thick fog
at 11 :30 o'clock Wednesday night, when
the Waesland was about 40 miles
southwest of Holyhead. The Harmon
ides struck the Waesland amidships.
and there was a terrible shock. Most
of the Waesiand's passengors had re
tired for the night. Perfect order and
discipline prevailed. The crew of the
steamer rapidly turned out the pas
sengers and succeeded in assuring them
tha t their lives were safe. The pas
sengers were greatly influenced by the
coolness of the crew, and obeyed in
structions willingly and quickly.
l lie waesland s boats were speedily
gotten out, and in less than half an hour
the entire ship's company had been
transferred to the Harmonides. Un
fortunately, two lives were lost. The
dead are a stoerage passenger and a
child, the daughter of r cabin passen
ger. The Waesland sank in 35 minutes
after the collision. The passengers and
crew lost all their belongings. The ves
sel carried no mails.
The Harmonides has a great hole in
her bows. One of the rescued passen
gers states that the Waesiand's boilers
bursted, owing to breakage from the
force of the collision.
AMERICAN TOUR IS ENDED.
Prince Henry and Parly Return to New York
Highly Pleased with the Trip.
New York, March 10. Prince Henry
of Prussia completed his tour, and is
once more in New York, where he will
remain um.il he goes to Philadelphia.
He was absent from the city for nine
days, during which time his special
train was within the territory of 13
states, and logged a total distance of
4,358 miles. He was greatly pleased
with his trip, and through his aide,
Captain von Mueller, issued a state
ment expressing his satisfaction at
the opportunity which came to him and
his gratification at the cordiality with
which he was received throughout the
Prime Henry's last day on the spec
ial train which carried him to the
South, West and East rivalled in in
terest any of the others spent by the
prince on the tour, for it began with a
visit to Albany, included a run in
bright sunlight down the west shore of
the Hudson river, and closed with a
reception at the United States military
academy at West Point. It was 2
o'clock when the special trinn departed
from Boston, and daylight when it was
climbing through the range of hills
that divide Massachusetts and New
TO IMPORT PURE STOCK
National Hereford Breeders' Association Will
Bring High Bred Cattle to Oregon.
Portland, March 10. R. C. Judson,
industrial agent, has arranged for 10
carloads of high bred Hereford bulls to
be sold at public auction at points
along the O. R. A N., as the company
will designate. This is the first un
dertaking of its kind in America, where
a railroad company assumes the risk of
inducing breeders of high grade stock
to offer stockmen the advantage of se
lecting their cattle at their very doors,
and, for that reason will excite no little
The cattle to be shipped here will be
from tbe principal herds in America,
and will be the finest ever placed un
der the hammer. Secretary R. C.
Thomas will personally superintend
the sales, and illustrated catalogues.
giving the breeding of the stock to be
imported, will- be issued and distrib
uted among stockmen.
Montana Town Nearly Destroyed.
Twin Bridges. Mont.. March 0.
conflagration early this morning wiped
out the business portion of the town
and for a while threatened the whole
place with destruction. The fire orig
inated in a saloon and quickly spread to
the frame buildings adjoining. The
cause of the fire is not known, but it is
believed to be the work of firebugs.
The property loss is estimated at
Territory of Jefferson.
Washington, March 10. The house
committee on territories has decided to
report the bill giving Indian Terriory a
territorial form of government, to be
knows as the Territory of Jefferson,
with a legislature similar to th other
territories, governor and a delegate
Capture of Desperadoes.
El Paso, Tex., March 8. George
Musgrove, said to be ttie leader of a
band of Soutwestern desperadoes, and
brother of the noted "Black Jack," who
was hanged at Clayton, N. M., a year
airn. hftfl !n rAiitnrf.fi tiMr Alnmn
C. L. Doran, of Denver, aided by the
sheriff's men. . Mupgrove is wanted in
New Mexico for murder, postoffice rob
bery and train robbery.
Winding Up Cubsn Affairs.
Washington, March 10. Secretary
Root has ordered Governor Wood, at
Havana, to come to this city at his
earliest convenience for the purpose cf
conferring with the president and the
secretary of war in regard to the neces
sary steps to be taken for winding np
the affairs of tbe military government
in Cuba and the establishment of the
Cuban republic. It is believed her
that th transfer of government can b
ffctd by May 1.
A BAD KAIL DID IT
CAUSED AWFUL TRAIN WRECK
ON SOUTHERN PACIFIC.
Train was Late and Running at High Speed
to Make Up Lost Time Fifteen are Dead
and Twenty-eight More or Less Injured
Victims Were Mostly Immigrants Bound
Pan Antonio. Tex.. Mandi m
broken rail caused a frightful wreck on
the Southern Pacific near Maxon sta
tion, 25 miles west of Sanderson. t. a
o'clock this morning. From the latest
accounts received here, 15 persons wer
killed outright and 28 were more or
The ill-fated train was 2 honra I,. in
and a the time of the accident was
running at a high rate of speed to make
up time. The road at the point where
the wreck occurred is in a rough coun
try, the curves being sharp and th
grades heavy. It was whpn r.n.l;,,
a curve that the train left the track, it
is said, on account of broken rail.
Thehourwas3a.nl.. 15 hnnra ftr
the train had left San Antonio, show
ing mat it was still behind time.
All the Passengers were HNlonn anrl
the shock that followed was the first
intimation they had of the danger.
The train was going at such a rate of
speed that the tender and engine landed
75 feet from where Hihv left th tra.L
The cars behind piled up against th
engine, caugni nre, and all were con
sumed except the sleepers.
A private car owned by Thomas
Ryan, a New York capitalist, with his
family aboard, was attached to the rear
of the train, but it was pulled away be-
lore tne lire reached It, and no one In it
All the ininred in the coschea limt
behind the express and baggage cars
were cremated. Tho people in the
sleepers were saved with the aBsistanc
of the uninjured passengors.
ine wrecked train was the Galveston,
Harrisbure A San Antonio westbound
imsseneer No. 9. and ennsistad ,l
engine, mail car, baggage car, one
coacn, onecnair car, tnree tourist sleep
era, one Pull man slotner and nnn riri.
vate car. The mail car, the baggng
car and tne day coaclies were piled to
gether behind the engine, nn.l ara
ablaze in a few seconds. It was impos
sible to move any of the coaches or the
tourist cars, as thev were all off tlia
rails, and were soon consumed by th
INCAPABLE OF RULING.
Young Alfonso's Coronation May Be Post.
poned for Several Years.
London, March 10. The Daily Mail
publishes a letter from its Madrid cor
respondent, stating that all the import
ant Spanish newspapers are discussing
ine possible necessity of prolonging th
regency, owing to the incapacity of King
Alfonso to exercise the functions of
sovereign. There is talk of forming a
sort of king's council, says the letter,
to be composed of the queen regent, the
political cortes, the archbishop of To
ledo and the ex-president of tho council
Another version of the story is that
the queen regent is to prolong her re
geny for five years, in order to enable
the king to complete his education by
travel, etc. The correspondent con
cludes his letter by saying that the cen
sor stops all telegrams on this subject.
Spanish Treaties Must Walt.
Washington, March 10. The ew
Spanish treaties must wait upon the ac
cession to the throne of the young Span
ish king, before they can be ratified,
owing to internal political reluctance of
the existing government to assume any
measure of responsibility pending the
expiration of the regoncy and the cor
onation of the king. This event will
occur in May, and it is expected that
a new cabinet, and a stronger one, will
be installed, it is hoped that the delay
in the treaty negotiations will b very
INSURRECTION IS EXPIRING.
Acting Governor Wright's Hopeful View of
Manila, March 10. Acting Governor
Wright says that the province of
Morong and the entire province of
Rizal were never more peaceful than
they are now, and that the recent oc
currences were entirely due to the influ
ence of insurrectos, who had been
driven from Laguna and Batangas prov-
: inces. The utterances of Senor Ampil,
j the ex-presidenta of the town of Cainta,
; Morong, who was recently captured by
! insurgents and sub-eqnently escaped.
are classed by Mr. Wright as being un
reliable and as merely the re-narka of a
man half crazed with terror. Th
action of the band which captured
Ampil was largely due to a personal
vendetta. The constabulary hav
already dispersed the band and captur
ed many arms, and have completely
broken the poer of Montalon, the old
ladrone chief, who for years was th
terror of the province. Mr. Wright
feels satisfied from conversations wit
General Boll and others that th insur
rection is expiring.
Roosevelt Will Do the Talking.
Washington, March 10. At the rab-
inet meeting President Roosevelt re
quested the members not to talk to
newspaper correspondents about mat
ters under discussion at the semiweekly
meetings. It is thought best for the
president himself to make public such
matters as he deems proper to be given
out. Hereafter the president will do
so. The meeting was devoted to tbe
consideration of minor detail. .
Possibility of a Coal Famine.
New York, March 10. Recent floods
nd washouts in the coal regions have
given rise to apprehension of a coal
famine, not only in this city, but at
other manufacturing centers. How
ever, the inpply of hard coal stored in
this city will last about 10 days, even
if no coal trains whatever come in dur
ing that period. Operators in anthra
cite generally take a hopeful view as
to the prospect of relief in the near
future. It Is understood th price of
anthracit will be reduced 60 cent
ton on April 1.