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Published Every Friday by
Term, of subscription tl.SO a year when pill
In advance.
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays aud balurdayas depart, tha
ame day, at noun.
Kor Chenoweth, leave, at I a. m. Tuesdays,
Tburadava and Saturdays; arrive, at 6 p. m.
For W hite Salmon ( W a,h.) leave, daily at t:tl
. m.; arrives at 7:1.: p. m.
From White Salmon lenves for Fnlda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and dlciiwood daily att A. M.
KorBinaen (Wash.) leave, alj:4ip. in. ; at
rive, at 2 p. m.
i 7, 1. 0. (J. K. Meet, lirat aud third Hon
ayi In each month.
MlM I ITU Ektbican, N. 0.
H. J. HlBBAKD, Secretary.
rUNBY POST, So. IS, O. A. R.-Mrts at A.
J O. V. W. Hail second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at it o'clock p. m. All G. A. R.
member, invited to meet with u.
1. w. Kioky, Commander. -C.
1. Hayu, Adjutant. -
CANBY W. R. C, So. 1-Meet, fl rat Satur
day of each mouth in A. O. (!. W. hall at 2
p. m. Mks. B. V. Bitor.MAKKR, President.
Itaa. 0. L. Btrakahan, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER I.omiE Ko. 1C5, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
each full mnon. Wm. M. Yates, W. M.
C. I. TuuHraoN, Secretary.
lieel, third Friday uiglil of each mouth.
E. L. Smith, H. P.
A. N. Rahm, Secretary.
II Meeta tecoud and fourth Tuesday even,
lift of each month. Visitors coidiaily wel
comed. M aa. -Mollis V. Coi.1, W. M.
MRS, May B. Daviwo.n, becretary.
0LETA ASSEMBLY No. 101. United Artisan!,
Meets rlrst and third Wednt-adaia, work;
eecona and fourth Wednesdays attcial: Aril
aans hall. 1'. C. Bruuts, M. A.
'hid tot, Secretary.
WAUCOMA I.OIXiE, No. 80. K. of P.-MceM
In A. O. U. W. hall every Tuexiay nicht.
C. K. Markuah, C. C.
Wm. Haynxs. K. of R. It S.
Meet, tint aud third Saturday, of each
month. Frkd Hows, W, M.
Uao. T. Prather, Financier.
IDLEWILDE 1,0 DO K, No. 107, I. O O. P.
Meet, lu Fraternal ball every Thursday
Blent. I.. E. Morse, N, o,
, J. L. Mindirson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. 0. T. M.,
meets at A. O. U, W. hall on tha first and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter U, Commander.
HONOR, A. O. V. W. -Meets first and
third Saturday, at P. M.
Mrs. E. K. Bradley, C. ol H.
Lena Evans, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,701, M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Fellows' Hull the first and
third Wednesdays ol each month.
F. L. Davidson, V. C.
I. R. Bradley, Clerk.
A Hood River iMdg No. 10, meets in Odd
Fellow,' hall second aud fourth Saturday, in
acb month, 7:ao o'clock.
C. L. CoprLE, President
J. E. Hanna, Becretary.
Offloe In John Leland Henderaon'i residence.
Hood River, Oregon.
Gold crowns and bridle work and all kinds ot
Up lo-Data Dentlstrj.
Bucceuor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered in town or country,
Day or Niitht.
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, 83.
Office over Everhart', Grocery.
I attorney:atLaw. abstracter. no-
4 A IV 1 ri niiiv inti nanii
For 23 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
In, ton. Has had many years experience in
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent eaiisfactiou (uaranteed or
Bo charge.
J F. WATT. M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. A N. Co. Is especially
jMipd to treat catarrh of nose aud throat
and diseases of women.
Special terms for otlice treatment of chronio
Telephone, office, 124, residence, 45.
Estimate,, furnished fur 11 kinds o(
work. Hepairirjg a specialty. All kinds
ol shop work. Miop on Mate ftlreet,
between First and Second.
It t)i place to set the latest and best in
loDirctionenes, lanuiea, imhs, looaeco,
Cigsrs, et.
AV. B. COLE, Proprietor.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
Tho'tie Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.; S to 9
t fi l 7 P t
Metlral WltrhmlksP 9 ItVsllP.
My long experience enables me to do
(he best possible work, which I iully
narantee. and at low prices.
Do a ireneral bannf bosineM.
Oflice with Fiona Bu-thera. Bnttnaisi will be
attended to at anv t b Colle-tiona wia-1.
w HI toraia oa rail govarssaeBt lands, etlbef
Kjsaar ar Unsiaf
K Comprthsrulva Review ol the Important
Happenings ol the Past Week, Presented
In Condensed Farm, Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The senate Is working on the oleo
margarine bill.
An Alabama negro wag lynched for
the aflpault of a little white girl.
An agent of the Southern China reb
els haH arrived in this country to buy
Governor General Wood, of Cuba, is
being talked of aa a eucceuHor to Gen
eral Miles.
An ex-pmniier of Japan saye his
country is not going to have any trouble
ith RuBHia.
A Kansas postotfice roblier hax been
captured on the Pacific coast after a
chase of over 5,000 milox.
The uiineworkers association of Penn
sylvania has it-sued an ultimatum, and
if it is not accepted by the mine owners
a repetition of the l'JOO strike will oc
cur in the anthracite region.
A man lias been arrested in Wiscon
sin for burglary who confesses that he
is an anarchist and that he tied the
handkerchief over the hand of Czolgosz
ust prior to the shooting of McKinley.
Oholera has broken out at Manila.
A coal miners' strike in Virginia and
West Virginia is probable.
A hardware trust has been formed
with a capital of $30,000,000.
A combine is being formed in New
York which, if completed, will control
Die entire nickel output of the world.
The new Chinese exclusion bill con
tain! a clause which will prevent China
from participating in ' the St. Louis
The Canadian Pacific freight sheds at
Winnipeg were burned, together with
all freight records for the pattt 22 years.
Loss, $150,000.
The senate passed tha war revenue
repeal bill.
The house has passed the rivers and
harbors bill.
President Roosevelt will retire Gen.
Miles in the near future.
The bill for the protection of the
president has passed the senate.
The anthracite coal miners of Penn
sylvania have demanded an eight h"ur
Another delay in the ratification of
the Danish treaty by the Danish gov
ernment has been brought about by the
Large holdings in the Rock Island
have been purchased by the Harriman
interests and now that road will not be
extended to the coast.
An inventory of Collis P. Hunting
ton's estate shows it to be worth about
William J. Bryan celebrated bis 4 2d
birthday by moving onto his farm near
Lincoln, Neb.
Anthracite coal miners of Pennsyl
vania are on the eve of another strike.
The trouble is over the wage scale.
Governor Brady, of Alaska, has asked
congress to appropriate $100,000 with
which to represent Alaska at the St.
Louis exposition.
A resolution has been introduced in
the senate thinking Rear Admiral
Kempff for refusing to join the allied
forces in the bombardment of the forts
at Taku, China.
It is understood that the president is
considering the appointment orex-Sen-ator
Wolcott, of Colorado, to succeed
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock,
who will retire from the cabinet.
Fire on the Hoboken, N. J., water-
tront caused a loss of $1,000,000.
Ex-President Cleveland celebrated
his 65th birthday on the 18th inst.
First Assistant Postmaster General
Johnson has resigned on acconut of poor
Joseph II. Manley has been offered
the position of first assistant postmaster
The senate is working on the meas
ure for the protection of the president
against anarthists.
King Edward has made arrangements
to feed 500,000 of the poor of London
during coronation week.
The state asylum for deaf and dumb
at Jackson, Miss., was totally destroyed
by fire. Loss, $40,000.
Prince Henry has landed on German
The senate has passed the ship sub
sidy bill.
The house is working on the rivers
and harbors bill.
In a collision at Milwaukee between
a passenger train and street car 10 per
tons were injured.
Governor Taft, testifying before the
house insular committee, denied reports
that Filipinos are cowardly.
The Pennsylvania management con
templates a new union station for Chi'
cago, to cost, with terminal facilities,
$10,000,000 to $15,000,000.
William Hoey, for many years gen
eral superintendent of the Adams Ex
press Companv, committed suicide at
New York whila temporarily insane
from illness.
The Irst farmers' institute in Hawaii
has just been held.
Tension reduction in the next ten
years, it is estimated, will be 60 per
Automatic coal and or nnloaders
will be in general use at lake port this
year, and each one saves the labor of
80 men.
If omen teachers have deserted Ltd
don because tba minimum salary has
rtaan iwdnned. and tha school board is
unabls to fill vacancies.
No Fighting for a Time Between British and
Boers Negotiations Under Way.
London, March 26. The Daily
Chronicle this morning asserts that an
armistice has been arranged pending
the duration of Schalkberger's mission
to General Dewet, and that offensive
operations against Dewet, Delarey and
Botha have been suspended. The three
generals have agreed to observe the
'mistice honorably until the return of
the envoys to the Boer lines. It is be
lieved, continues the Daily Chronicle,
that the envoys, after acquainting
Botha with the result of their mission,
will again confer with Lord Kitchener,
although no arrangement for a second
conference has actually been made.
How Amsterdam Explains It
Amsterdam, March 26. It is believed
n Boer circles here that the action of
Acting President Schalkberger is the
result of a communication from the
Boer representatives in TEurope. An
ex-member of the Transvaal govern
ment said tonight:
"After the exchange of the Dutch-
English notes a conference was called
for February 3. This conference was
attended by Mr. Kruger, Dr. Leyds and
the delegates, and it was decided to
send six emissaries to South Africa by
different routes with dispatches for
Steyn and Schalkberger, giving thorn a
detailed account of the situation. One
of these agents ought to have arrived
about this time. Documents lately re
ceived from Schalkberger indicated that
peace terms had been recently issued
by the traders in .South Africa, but the
leaders declared they could not accept
anything less than the terms demanded
at Middleburg by General Botha, Feb
ruary 28, 1901, and especially the point
of complete amnesty for Cape rebels,
because the greater part of the com
mandos actually in arms are composed
of Cape insurgents.
"The fact that the Boers in the field
are inclined to compromise their de
mands for absolute independence, ; con
tinued the speaker, "seems to lie indi
cated by the plan Schalberger has out
lined for the government of industrial
centers. This consists of a British
board of administration, with propor
tional representation."
Senate Committee Agrees on i Plan for Thtir
Washington, March 26. The senate
committee on the Philippines today
accepted the report of the subcommit
tee, consisting of Senators McComas,
Deitrich and Rawlins, appointed to pre
pare a plan for disposing of the mineral
lands in the Philippine islands, and
prescribing the conditions of mining in
those islands, and the plans suggested
will be adopted as a substitute for the
portion of Senator Lodge's bill dealing
with this subject.
The substitute adopts the British
American system of not permitting the
locator of a lode claim to go outside his
boundaries vertically extended. The
locator of a lode or vein is allowed to
enter a tract of land 1,000 feet square,
and he is required plainly to mark his
claim with posts. Record of claims is
to be made with the secretary of the
province in which they may be located.
No one person is to be allowed to
make more than one location on the
same lode, and the surface land and the
timber are to be used only for the de
velopment of the lode. It is required
that not less than $100 worth of work
shall be done on a claim each year.
To secure a patent on a claim $500
worth of work must be done.
Flacer claims are to be limited to 20
acres of land for individuals, and 160
acres for associations, and authority is
given to enter petroleum or building
stone land under this provision. En
tries of coal lands to the extent of 160
acres are authorized.
Latest Reports Show An Increase In Imports
and Exports.
Washington, March 26. The insular
division of the war department has pre
pared for publication a comparative
statement showing the commerce of the
Philippine islands for the nine months
ended September 30, 1901, and 1900.
The total value of merchandi-e im
ported during the nine months ended
r Member 30, 1901, was $21,818,212,
against $17,187,991 for the correspond
ing period of 1900; and the exports of
merchandise amounted to $18,866,798,
against $17,883,200 for 1900. These
figures show an increase of 27 per cent
for the imports and 6 per cent lor the
exports during the nine months. Gold
and silver were imported during the
nine months of 1901, to the value of
$2,082,644, for the same period of 1900,
$2,363,291; exor!ed during the 1901
period, $730,167; corresponding period
of 1900, $2,222,087.
The value of merchandise coming
from the United States for the nine
months ended September 80, 1901, was
$2,712,190, an increase of $1,140,218
over the corresponding period of 1900,
while the exports for the period of 1901
amounted to $2,737,059, an increase of
Trains Meet In a Fog.
Yonnirstown. O.. March 26. In a
head-on collision between freight trains
this morning on the f itisDurg, lonngs
town & Ashtabula division of the Pitts
burg, Fort Wayne A Chicago road, four
men were killed and three injured.
The trains crashed together tn a heavy
foe. romnletelv wreckintr both ensines
and piling the cars np. The cause of
the wreck is not yet determined. Th
engineers on both trains state that they
had orders to go ahean.
Engine Blows Up.
Salt Lake City, March 26. A helper
engine on westbound freight No. 206
blew np about 3 o'clock this morning
while going up Lake Hill, 70 miles
west of Ogden. Three men were killed
and one died from bis injuries several
hours later. The engine was a new
compound. The cause of the explosion
has not been ascertained. Traffic was
blocked for about two hours. The
trainmen state that the boiler and up
per part of the engine were blown (0
feet from the tracks, while the tracks
rwmamed on the) road bod.
Cotrnncrcial and Financial Happenings ( Im
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvement of the Many Industries
Throughout Our thriving Commonwealth
katut Market Report.
The Weston brickyard, the principal
industry of the town, has again re
sumed operations.
The Columbia River Development
Companv, of Arlington, has filed arti
cles of incorporation. Capital, $500,
The settlers rates itiven by the rail
roads are bringing many new arrivals
from the East daily, who are buying
homes in various parts of the statu, .,,,
The Baker City & Snake River rail
road, with headquarters nt Baker City,
has tiled articles of incorporation. Its
object is to build a railroad from Baker
Ciiy northeasterly to the mouth of
r-'quaw creek, on the Snake river. Caj
ital stock, $2,500,000.
Regarding the recent decision of the
interior department vesting authority
to grant grazing permits in the Cascade
reset ve in the executive committee of
the Oregon Woolgrowers' association,
satisfaction is generally expressed, and
the move was considered a judicious
one by the sheepmen who attended an
informal meeting of the association in
The Dalles last week.
Republican county conventions and
primaries were held in a number of
counties Saturday. In the Second con
gressional district the fight between
Moody and Williamson was the chief
issue. Results seem to have left the
contest in as great doubt as ever.
Moody appears to have the best of it in
Baker county, and Williamson in
Union. Wheeler and Gilliam are for
Williamson and Sherman for Moody.
Columbia county is said to be moBtly
for the Wasco county man. Clatsop
will go for the man from Crook. For
governor, Geer has carried a number of
counties, and Furnish iB in favor in
Eastern Oregon. In many of the more
important counties, however, the dele
gations are noncommittal.
Cocs county Prohibitionists havs)
placed a ticket in the field.
The district convention of Christian
Endeavor societies of Lane and Douglas
countes will meet in Eugene March 24.
Of the 41 delegates sent to the
Wheeler county Republican convention,
23 are for Moody and 18 for William
son. The Polk county Prohibitionists will
hold a convention in Dallas April 5,
for the purpose of placing a full county
ticket in the field.
The board of directors of the Florence
school district have decided to extend
the school term one month, making
the closing of seven months of school
on April 18.
Continued heavy rains in Southern
Oregon have kept an abundant supply
of water in all the ditches, allowing the
hydraulic placer mining operations to
continue in full blast throughout the
Josephine mining district. It is esti
mated that the output will be 60 per
cent greater this year than in any sea
son past.
Wheat Walla Walla, 63fa'64c;
blueetem,66c; Valley, 64g6Ec.
Barley Feed, $2021.; brewing,
$Zl21.50 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.151.22;
gray, $1.101.20.
Flour Best grades, $2.803.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.602.80.
Millstuffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dlings, $20; shorts, $20; chop,
Hay Timothy, $1213; clover,
$7.508; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Potatoes Best Burbanks, $1.101.30
per cental; ordinary, 7080c per cen
tal, growers' prices jsweets, $2.252.50
per cental.
Butter Creamery, 2530c; dairy,
1822ic; store, 13 15c.
Eggs 14c for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream,' twins, 13(3
13,c; Young America, 14 15c; fac
tory prices, 114C less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4.00
5.00; hens, $5.00(46.60 per dozen, l
12Hc per pound; springs llfgll c per
pound. $34 per dozen; ducks, $5(86
per dozen; turkeys, live, 12(313c,
dressed, 1416c per pound; geese, $6)
7 per dozen.
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound ; dress
ed, 77c per pound.
Hogs Gross, 6jjc; dressed, 6J7c
per pound.
Veal 8 Vi for small; 77K for
Beef Gross, cows, 3?i4c; steers,
44c; dressed, 6t7sc per pound.
Hops 12(9 13c per pound.
Wool Valley, 13(3 15c; Eastern Ore
gon, 812sc; mohair, 2121)'c per
pound. .
About 32,000,000 tons of water roll
over the cliff at Niagara every hour.
It takes the constant labor of 60,000
people to make matches for the world.
From a twenty-year-old mulberry
tree 218 pounds of leaves can be
p...cked yearly for feediug silkworms.
Hop growing has so greatlv increased
in the United States that last year
240,000 pickers were emploved to strip
72,000,000 hop vines.
The Rothschilds employ 27,000 men
in the various copper mines that they
Rev. Joeph W. Cook,- pioneer of In
dian missionary work in Wyoming and
the Dakotas, died of valvular disease of
the hart in St. Louis. He was en
route to Florida.
Rev. William Stark, of Baltimore,
hag submitted to a remarkable opera
tion, his brain being lifted and the
roots of nerves which ransed excesisve
neuralgia extracted. His recovery is
Revolution In Souther China b Serious and
Spreading Rapidly.
Victoria, B. C. March 25 .Accord
ing to the advices received by tha two
Oriental liners which arrived here to
day, the reformers are at the back of
the big revolution in South China,
which is a widespread and serious
movement. Colncidentally, reports
come from Kansu and Mongolia, in the
northwest, of outbreaks fomented by
Tung Fn Hsien, an ex-Boxer, aided by
Mongolian princes. The Nang corre
spondent of the Shanghai Mercury says
that 10,000 rebels have massed at that
aity to move on Kwang SI towns.
From Shanghai comes news of excite
ment over the decision of Germany to
maintain her garrison there, which
means that France, Britain and Japan
will also be obliged to have garrisons
lliere, and Shanghai will become an in
ternational garrison town.
The Shanghai Mercurv savs that be
fore his death. Li Huns Chans' surren
dered full privileges to Russia in Man
churia, and the uegotlatiens now going
on are said to ba a blind to hoodwink
lival powers. The Mercury says that
had Li not died, hia adhesion tn Rna.
sia'a policy would have involved China
in war.
Anxiety at Washington.
Washington, March 25. The situa
tion in Southern China s attracting the
anxiety of the state department offi
cials, who are in no mood to become
again involved in that quarter of the
world. The latest advices to the depart
ment from the seat of trouble were con
tained in a cablegram received here
from United States Consul McWade, at
Canton, dated March 18, saying:
"Viceroy reports rebellion in Kwang 81
almost crushed." This is not borne
out by the press advices of later date,
hence the anxiety of the otlicils.
Chinese Rebels Capture Town.
Hong Kong, March 25. The rebels
have captured the prefectural town of
Kan Chou, in the province of Kwang
Tung, and have seized the arsenal and
granaries. The Mandarins of the garri
son fled and appealed to Canton for re
inforcements. The viceroy of Canton
replied that it was impossible further
to deplete the Canton garrison, and
urged General Ma to make the utmost
efforts to put down the rebellion.
House Committee Rejects Clause Prohibiting
Employment ol Chinese Sailors.
Washington, March 25. By an al
most unanimous vote the house com
mittee on foreign affairs struck out of
the Mitchell-Kahn Chinese exclusion
bill the paragraph prohibiting ships
flying the American flag from employ
ing Chinese sailors, under $2,000 pen
alty for each offense. This provision
has proved one of the chiof sources of
controversy over the bill The senators
and representatives fiom the Pacific
coast states regard this provision as the
most important.
The main argument leading to'strik-
ing out the provision was that the
American ships on the Pacific compete
with English and Japanese lines, and
that the latter ships would indirectly
receive a great advantage in continuing
the employment of Chinese at $7.50
per month, whereas the American
ships would have to pay about $30 per
month for white sailors.
Representative Kahn, of California,
has talked with Speaker Henderson as
to the exclusion bill when it reaches
the house, and it is understood that
while Mr. Kahn considers the sailors'
clause most important, be will not in
sist upon it to the extent of jeopardis
ing the entire exclusion measure.
Cholera In Manila.
Manila, March 25. The board of
health is making a strong effort to pre
vent the spread of cholera. There have
been 16 cases and 15 deaths among the
natives in two days, and other natives
are suspecetd of having contracted the
disea o. The importation of vegetable
matter from China is prohibited ; in
spection camps are being established in
every district, and leaflets are pub
lished advising the people to boll their
drinking water before using it. tl
nally, every one is nrged to co-operate
in the destruction of this dangerous en
Will Civ Bozemaa s Library.
Bozeman, Mont., March 24. Word
has been received from Andrew Carne
gie, who will furnish Bozeman with
free public library, provided the city is
willing to support the institution at
not less than $1,500 a year. The
library is to co-t $15,000.
Troops for Coronation.
New York, March 25. It is stated,
says a London dispatch to the Tribune,
that there will be 2,500 colonial troops
in London for the coronation. Practi
cally every colony will be represented.
Destroyer Barry Launched.
. Philadelphia, March 25. The Barry,
the third of the series of torpedo boat
destroyers which have been built for
1 the United States government by Betie
A Levay, has been launched. Miss
Charlotte Barnes, a descendant of Com
modore Barry, after whom the craft is
named, christened the boat. The little
fighter had steam op whenjthe launch
ing toot place and took a abort spin
down the Delaware river.
Disaster la Japan,
Victoria, B. C, March 25. A terri
ble disaster is reported from West Ja
pan, where an avalanche slid down up
on petroleum works, beneath a bill,
February 18, causing the death of over
100 Japanese. About 80 bodies were
taken out aud fonr were rescued alive,
but terribly burned. The oil works,
warehouses, offices and dwellings were
crashed, and in parts not entirely sub
merged, fire started and all the buried
buildings, with the embedded people,
were burned.
Matter Is Now In the Hands of the Civic Fed
eration Fsilure en lU Part will Result
la a Repetition of the Great Struggle of
1900 Will Affect 140,000 Men-President
Mitchell Makes a Statement.
Shamokin, Ta., March 26. Unices
the efforts of the Civic Federation are
effective with the coal operators, It is
more than probable that a repetition of
the PJ00 struggle will cccur in the an
thracite region. In that year 140,000
employes of the anthracite mines were
on strike for six weeks. The conven
tion yesterday of districts Nos. 1, 7 and
9, United Mine workers of America.
which districts comprise the entire an
thracite field, made a provisional strike
declaration, leaving the date to be de
clared by the executive boards of the
three districts. This was practically
the last official act of the delegates, and
the convention adjourned sine die at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The adoption of the resolution con
taining the ultimatum of the minework-
ers was followed by a scene of wild en
thusiasm, and the opera house rang
with the exclamations of the delegates,
who, with lusty cheers, approved the
work of the special resolution commit
tee and expressed their confidence in
President Mitchell. The result of the
first session showed a disposition to in
sist on an adjustment of the miners'
grievances, but the delegates were will
ing to relinquish the question of recog
nition providing more concessions wore
granted. This fact is' evidenced in the
resolution adopted which states, as the
chief demand, a shorter work day, a
minimum day wage scale, a uniform
increase in wages, and the weighing of
coal whorever practicable. The Civic
Federation is regarded by the dele
gates as the last hope of the minework
ers in their demands for improved con
ditions, and the gravity of the situation
was manifest in the words of President
Mitchell: "I am free to say that to
me a strike seems imminent."
The resolution adopted was the result
of a difference of opinion among the
delegates as to the methods to he pur
sued in enforcing the uiineworkers' de
mands. Resolutions had been presented
to the convention from several dis
tricts, but none of them were satisfac
tory to the entire body of delegates. It
was then decided to place the matter in
the hands of President Mitchell and the
district presidents and vice presidents.
Before completing the draft of the reso
lution, President Mitchell communi
cated with the presidents of the coal
carryiug roads, making a last appeal
for a conference.
Redmond and Devlin, at Chicago. Appeal for
Their Cause.
Chicago, March 26. William Red
mond and Joseph Devlin, Irish mem
bers of Parliament, before an audience
of 10,000 persons here made a stirring
appeal for the rights of Ireland, and
spoke in praise of the Boers in their
heroic struggle against the British. At
the close of the meeting hundreds of
persons pledged themselves to the sup
port of the cause by becoming members
of the Irish League-
"If our policy in the British parlia
ment can do nothing else, we can ex
pose our grief ; we can harass the Brit
ish empire; we can stand upon the floor
of the parliament and pray and call
God's blessing on the Boers every time
the English are defeated, said Mr.
Redmond. "If we cannot in the Eng
lish parliament, win home rule, I prom
ise you we will destroy the parliament
of England; if we cannot govern our
selves, we can take good care not to al
low them to govern themselves."
Contract Closed for Moating and Bringing to
Port the Wrecked Alaska Steamer.
Victoria, B. C, March 26. Captain
J. G. Cox, British Columbia's agent
for Lloyd's, has closed a contract with
Surtees Hope, of Seattle, for the rais
ing of the steamer Islander and bring
ing her to Victoria or some other Cana
dian port. The Islander was lost in a
collision with an iceberg at the en
trance of Lynn canal on the night of
August 15 of last year. Treasure that
has been variously estimated at from
$150,000 to $275,000 went down with
the steamer, and no attempt has been
made to recover any of it. Where the
steamer sank there is a depth of water
upward of 40 fathoms, but the exact
depth wherein she settled has never
been ascertained. Hope agrees to start
work within 60 days, and is to receive
75 per cent of the value of the hull
when raised, and will else have claims
for salvage and get the gold.
Italy Denies the Report
Rome, March 26. Rumors to the
effect that an Italian expedition against
Tripoli was being fitted out at Naples,
and Fpezia have been current for two
weeks past, but they have been persist
ently but not categorically denied by
the government of Italy.
Statu of McKinley.
New York, March 26. The first
statue to the late President McKinley
has just been delivered in the plaster
to a foundry at Providence, R. I., where
it will be cast in bronze at once and be
ready to be unveiled at Muskegon,
Mich., on Memorial day. The sculptor
was well equipped for the undertaking,
as he hsd made a bust of the late pres
ident and had all necessary measure
ments, which he had made at a sitting
Major McKinley gave him.
Wrecked by Landslide.
Charlottesville, Va., March 26. Pat
senger train No. 38, northbound, on
the Southern railway, was wrecked by
a land-dide at Coveysille, 15 miles
sooth ot here, at 4:15 A. M. The train
was 40 minutes late and running at an
unusual rate of speed. Tbe engine was
ditched and six coaches completely de
stroyed by fire. The loss of mail was
tbe greatest in the history if Southern
railroading. Two men were killed and
11 injured, several of whom will die.
Acting Governor Wright Says Ninety.flve Per
Cent of the Philippines art Pacified,
Washington, March 22. Judge
Wright, acting spivil governor of the
Philippines, has written a personal let
ter to General Marcus J. Wright, of
this city, which gives an interesting in
sight into the condition of affairs in the
"We are so far removed from the
United States," says Governor Wright,
"that I fear the people at home get
rather an inadequate idea ot the situa
tion here. The press reports of the last
month or more, which have reached us
here, together with the comments
thereon, seem to indicate that the gen
eral opinion is that the whole islands
are either blazing with insurrection or
else that outbreaks are prevented only
by the use of troops on an extensive
scale.' This is wholly misleading. The
real truth is that in 05 per cent of the
territory of the islands there is no in
surrection, and Americans go about
singly and unarmed, with about as
much safety as they would in a large
majority of the states at home. There
is a fast-dying insurrection in two
provinces of the great island of Luzon,
and in the remote southern island of
Samar. Here and there in more re
mote sections there are instances of cat
tle stealing and occasionally murder or
robbery. We are dealing very energet
ically with the lawless element, and
the people as a rule are rebuilding their
house where they have been destroyed.
"Of course, telegraphic dispatches
generally deal alone in something sen
sational. I apprehend that if any one
of us were in a foreign country and re
ceived only news of what was happen
ing in the United States in police cir
cles we would get about the same idea
of our own country as many of the peo
ple seem to have of this. As to the
progress we have made in the last year,
it is tremendous and to me very en
couraging. While I do not look for the
millenium either here or elsewhere
speedily, I see no reason to doubt that
American authority can now be main
tained without more troops than indi
cated by Governor Taft. Of course,
we must utilize the native in policing
his own country, just as has been done
by England in all her colonies from the
River Below is Almost Dry Dynamite Being
Uicd to Break Up the Jam.
Chamberlain, S. D., March 24. An
ice gorge which has been forming in
the Missouri river at this place for
some time has reached a point which
has caused the river to overflow the
lowlands for 40 miles op the river.
The ice is packed so tight that the bed
below the gorge for several miles is
almost dry. Dynamite is being used,
but without effect np to the present.
At 11 o clock tonight the water in
the Missouri river remains about the
same as early this morning, showing a
total of 11 feet. A gorge has been
formed between Chamberlain and
American island, diverting the channel
to the west side of the island, where
the water and heavy run of the ice is
passing freely. This is very likely to
leave the channel permanently on the
west side of the island, as with an
open channel there, no pressure exists
to clear out the gorge on the east side.
Marshal Su's Entire Command Has Deserted
and' Joined the Rebels.
Hong Kong, March 22. Advices
from Canton say it is credibly reported
there that the viceroy has received tele
grams from Lung Chin, on the Annara
border, alleging that the whole of Mar
shal Su's troops liavd deserted and
joined the rebels. If this is true, say
the advices, it adds to the revolution
ists 20,000 foreign armed and drilled
troops, capable of defeating any force
the imperialists can raise.
The telegrams further say the country
is undoubtedly ripe for rebellion. Rob
beries are of frequent occurrence, the
long-continued drouth prevents the
planting of spring rice, and this has led
the farm laborers to become robbers.
Well informed persons consider a
rebellion similar to that of the Tai
Ping probable.
No Intention of Surrendering.
London, Marcb 22. A dispatch to
the Times from Klerksdorp, Transvaal
Colony, says that the Boers in the
Western Transvaal are well supplied
with guns and ammunition, and have
unlimited support and a large amount
of stock; that their numbers give them
confidence, while the blockhouse system
has not yet been extended enough to
alarm them. What is possible has
been done, continues the correspondent,
but, owing to the insufficiency of
troops, the British columns have been
too small to cope adequately with tbe
Boer forces, which are all composed of
fighting men, without any intention of
The Port Warned.
London, March 22. In a dispatch
from Vienna, the correspondent of the
Dailv Chronicle savs that Great Brit
ain, Austria and Russia have addressed
a note to Turkey admonishing the porte
to keep order in Macedonia.
la Honor of Mist Roosevelt
Wilhelmshaven, March 22. Emp
ror William has directed that a former
torpedo boat, now used as guard ship
here, shall be renamed Alice Roosevelt.
Prince Telb England to Wake Up.
New York, March 22. The Prjsjce
of Wales' address before the National
Physical Laboratory at Bushey Park
was the most interesting he has deliv
ered since his famous speech in the
Guild Halt on bis return from a tour of
the empireoiays the Tribune's London
co-respondent. He again told Eng
land to wake utf her commercial su
premacy was threatened, and the only
way to maintain it, be eaid, is to give
greater facilities for furthering the ap
plication of science to commerce ant
Total Damage Is Estimated at Two Millions
A Theoretical Shortage of Three Million
Bushels In the Pacilic Northwest Crop is
the Result of the Cold Wave, but Loss Is
Offset by New Acreage.
Portland, March 24. Half a millioa
acres of winter wheat have been reeow a
in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, the
result ol the February frosts which
came down with killing effect on a
number of unprotected localities in the
three states. Umatilla county alone
was damaged to the extent of 100,000
acres. Walla Walla county was still
harder hlt.Tureka Flat," wblcb prr
duces more big crops than any other
section in Washington, was practically
all reseeded, and there 1b a big winter
wheat district in the Pulouse that will
this year be planted in spring grain
after the fall wheat was wiped out en
tirely or left in such Btraggling patches
that it was drilled over and retown.
Conflicting reports have been coming it
from the wheat districts since the cold
weather nearly two months ago, but it
was not until the past few days of
warmer weather that the full extent of
the damage was learned, and some
fields which had apparently come
through the winter all right are now
being reseeded.
In Oregon the greater part of the
damage is confined to Umatilla county,
but some of the exposed patches in Mor
row county were also touched sufficient
ly to demand reseeding of the whole or
a part of the affected farms. Between
Umatilla county and Eureka Flat the
damage runs in places as high as 75
per cent. Over toward Payton the
damage is lighter, and as there is very
little winter wheat in that vicinity, the
effect will not be felt. The cold wave
swept across Snake river and killed a
lot of wheat on the new acreage around
Washtucna, then hit the high spots
again in the vicinity of Ritzville. In
the heart of the Palouse around Colfax,
Garfield and St. John entire fields were
wiped out, and the per centage of dam
age throughout that section was very
high. It struck the Idaho line south
of Moscow, but the effect was milder,
the effect around Genesee being only
about 30 per cent. The Big Bend es
caped the frost, except in isolated cases,
and the damage in that territory from
this cause is inconsequential.
The exact effect of this extensive
damage cannot be determined until har
vest. With a lavorable spring wheat
season the yield on the reseeded ground,
may be pulled up to nearly the same
figures as would have been returned
from the winter crop. Conservative
men, however, estimate that under the
beet circumstances it wnnld not be safe
to figure 011 within five bushels per acre
of the yield that would have been se
cured from winter wheat. If this ratio
of loss should hold for the entire tract
damaged , there will be a theoretical
shortage of 2,600,000 bushels of wheat.
To this must be added 500,000 bushels
of actual wheat used for reseeding,
making a total of 3,000,000 bushels of
wheat lost by the severity of the winter
in February. At present prices this
would represent a loss of approximately
$2,000,000. With conditions similar
to those of last season from now on,
there will still be as much wheat in tha
Pacific Northwest as there was last
year, this Isdue to the fact that there
is quite a material increase in the
acreage, there being more new land
under cultivation for both winter and
spring wheat than ever before.
From the Big Bend country, which
turned off a wonderful crop last year,
como reports that there is a decided
lack of moisture and there the condi
tion of the crop is by no means so good
as it was a year ago, and it is feared
that the lack of moisture can not be
made up in time to do much good in
pulling the crop up to the proportions
of a year ago. In the Big Bend coun- -try
there is more new acreage than in
any other section, and it is on this new
acreage that the railroads are depend
ing for a stand-off for the poor yield
which now seems Inevitable. The re
seeding in Umatilla and Walla Walla
counties has not been done under very
favorable circumstances, for imnedi
ately after the drills stirred np the
ground a dry wind swept over the
country and absorbed considerable
moisture, leaving the ground so dry
that tbe wheat was very slow in germ
inating, and will not have a very good
Carnegie Library for Denver.
Denver, Marcb 24. Andrew Carnegie
baa offered to furnish $200,000 for the
erection of a free public library build
ing in Denver provided the city will
pledge itself to provide not less thsn
$30,000 annually for tbe support of the
Fir la Piano Factory.
New York, March 22. Hardman,
Peck A Co., piano manufacturers, suf
fered a loss of $300,000, or possibly
more, by the destruction tonight by fire
of their plant at West iorty-eighth
street and the North River. The fire
started from some unknown cause in
the packing room, which ia in the three
story part of the big factory. There it
quickly spread throughout the entire
WUhelmina will Take a Trip.
London, March 22. The Standard
this morning says that the cjoeen of
Holland and the prince consort will
shortly undertake a tour of the Nether
lands and the Dutch colonies. During
the queen's absence a regency will be
New Pacilic Cab'.
Wellington, SZ., March 22 The
Par iff Cable rtfamer Angelia has
reached Doubtless bay, thn completing
the Australia-New Zealand link of the
cable. . O
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