The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, April 18, 1902, Image 1

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KO. 48.
Published Every Friday bT
Term, ol ubcriptlon ll.jO a year when paid
In advance.
Tlit mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
s. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departa the
aame (lavs at noun.
Kor Clienuweth, leave, at 8 a. m. Tuwdajra,
Thursday, am) Saturdays; arrive, at S p. m.
or rt hite Salmon (U aali.) leave, daily at :44
a. m.: arrive, at 7.16 p. tn.
r rmn White sat molt leaves for Fnlda, G timer,
Tiout Lake and Glen wood daily at A. M.
hot H.iikcu (Until.) leave, at 6:4a p. in.; ar
live, at 1 p. m.
i M, I. ('. O. K Meets first and third Moo
day. In each month.
Miss I ITlt Entbican, N. Q.
H. I. II IBB arc, becretary.
(1ANBY POST, No. 1, 0. A. R.-MeeUatA.
O. V. W. llali aerimd and fourth Kalur lav,
of each month at 2 oVloelt p. in. All U. A. K,
member, invited to meet with u.
J. W. Kiuby, Commander.
C. J. HaYM, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. IS MeeU first Satur
day o! each month in A. (. U. W. hall at I
p. m. Mm. B. . hhohsiakkr, President
Mrs. 0. L. Htkakah an, Secretary.
Jl M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. Yt a. M. yatks, w. m.
C. I). Thompson, Secretary.
Meet, third Friday niKlit ol each montn.
c. l. smith, n. r.
A. N. Rahm, Secretary.
fTOOn RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. S. 8.-
JL Meet, aecond and fourth Tuesday even
ing, ol each month. Visitors coidially wel
comed. Mr,. Moli.ii C. Cole, W. 11,
Mas. Mast B. Davioson, Secretary.
LKTA ASSEMBLY No. 105, Cnlted Artisans,
. F Meet, first and third Wednesday,, work!
second and fourth Wednesday, aneial; Artl'
ans hall. F. C. Uaoetl'S, M. A.
Fred Cue, Secretary.
AUCOMA LODGE, No. SO, K. of P.-Meta
in A. O, V. W. ball every Tuesday nignu
C. K. SlAKKUAll, C. C.
, Haynes. K. of R. & 8.
isive.rinii.ic. lAimte., no. do, a. u. v,
O. U. W.-
Meet, nrt aim third Saturday, or racn
month. Fbbd Howi, W, M.
Geo. T. Prather, Financier.
J Meet! In Fraternal hull every Thunday
nignt. i.. e. mount, n. u.
, J. U Henderson, Secretary.
11 meet, at A. O. V, VV. hall oil the Drat and
Ann nnrvD fcvT v , n v n T- t
third Fridays of each month.
Walter Uereinq, Commander.
Ji HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meets
Ant and
third Hatnrdav, at a P. M.
Mrs. E. R. Bradley, C. oi H.
Lena Evans, Recorder.
,nrt niir.a " w r u n rem if w ,
meets 111 Odd Fellows' Mull the first and
third Wednesday of each month.
F. L. Davidson, V. C.
. I. R. Bradley, Clerk.
A HoihI River Lodge No. 10, meet. In Odd
Fellow,' hall second and fourth Saturdays in
each mouth, 7:30 o'clock.
C. L. Cupfle, President.
J. E. Hinna, Secretary.
' SiieciaUst on Crown and Bridge Work.
Office In Bone building, west of Oleuwocd
Hood River, Oregon.
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
Up-to-Data Dentistry.
Sncceuor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or country,
Day or Niirht.
Telephone: Residence, 81 ; Office, S3.
Office over Everhart's Grocery.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, 283.
81RGE0N 0. R. 4 N. CO.
For 23 yes rs a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington, 'lias hud many years experienc. in
Real Estate matiers, as ahktractor, searcher of
inks and ageuu baliafaclion guaranteed or
no charge.
F. WATT, M. D.
Siireeon for O. R. A N. Co.
la especially
and throat
equip) ed to treat catarrh of nose
ami diseases of women.
hpecial terms for oluce treatment of chronic
Telephone, office, 124. residence, 43,
Estimate! furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between r irst and fcecond.
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
Cigars, etc.
W. B. COLE, Proprietor.
p C. BROSil'S, M. D.
Thone Ceutral, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to U A. M.jJto J
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Prictiul Witcbxrter 1 Jeweler.
My long experience enables trie to do
the best poaeible work, which I fully
guarantee, and at low prices.
Do a general banking business.
f J. HAYES, J. P.
t-.lf rt ith Bone Biother. oa'n, will ha
tn,1e. tn AL.I1T t In.. Collection, ltl.l.
ill Iw a-e on pd gornm,ia laud, either
Comprehensive Review el the Important
Happenings of the Pail Week, Presented
I Condensed Form, Which Is Most
likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Two men were killed in a mine explo
sion near Lake City, Colo.
Congress will not appropriate the
necessary funds to raise the Maine this
Tne Standard Oil Company has se
cured control of its only rival in Went
One thousand Chinese government
troops have deserted in a body and
joined the rebels, taking with them
their arms, munitions and treasure.
Friends of the Chinese exclusion bill
in the senate have about given up hope
of the measure passing in its present
The situation throughout Belgium re
mains unchanged. Fresh ' outbreaks
may occur at any time.
During severe fighting in the Trans
vaal, 200 Boers were killed, captured or
wounded. The British also lost
General Miles will be forced to retire
at an early date.
The cholera situation is growing
worse in the Philippines.
Fire in a Louisville, Ky., lumberyard
destroyed $70,000 worth of property.
The house has passed the bill grant
ing Mrs. McKinloy a pension of $5,000
a year.
Major Waller has been acquitted of
the charge of killing natives of f-amar
without trial.
Rioting continues in the cities of
Belgium. Martial law will be declared
throuhgout the country,
A now independent steel company is
to be incorporated in New Jersey with
a capital of 1200,000,000.
England is very hopeful over the
prospects of peace. The Boer leaders
nave been in communication with Loid
Burglars entered an Indiana bank
and blew open tho safe, but the ex
plosion awoke citizens and no money
was secured. The damage by the ex
plosion was $12,000.
The revolutionary movement In Bel
gium appears to be spreading.
Wade Hampton, the famous South
ern general, is dead, He was 84 years
of age.
Sir niram Maxim, an English capi
talist. offers $250,000 for successful
aimhip that is not a balloon.
The Spanish commission which is to
value artillery remaining in the West
Indies, has sailed for its destination.
Colombian rebels continue to harrass
the government troops. They are re
ceiving arms from the United States.
The Boers have not yet accepted the
British terms of peace Conferences be
tween the leaders are still in progress,
John D. Rockefeller has given I
Brooklyn school $125,000 provided that
friends of the institution raise an equal
amount within one year.
Unconfirmed statements are in circa
lation in London to the effect that the
Boer leaders have accepted the British
terms ef peace.
The body of Cecil Rhodus has Deen
placed in its last resting place.
Fire at Columbus, Ga., destroyed
property valued at $250,000.
Rear Admiral Norman S. Farquhar
has retired. His retirement promotes
Captains Joseph B. Coghlan and James
H. Sands to be rear admirals.
While at the Charleston exposition
the president declared his intention of
visiting the Northwest at an early date.
Dr. Talmage is much worse. He is
. ,., .i . .v.
now troubled tun congestion oi uie
Socialists mobbed King Leopold, of
Belgium, and he had a difficult time in
The Danish landsthing, or npper
house, oted in favor of selling the
West Indies to the United States. The
treaty will now go to the lower house.
Cholera is increasing in the Philip
The Manchurian treaty has been
signed at Pekin.
Fire in New York destroyed a six
story building. Lows, $150,000.
Fighting between Christians and
Turks is reported in Northern Turkey.
President Roosevelt received a hearty
welcome at the Charleston exposition.
The house's first vote on Cuban reci
procity showed both parties to be
Major General W. R. Shafter.United
States army (retired), is a candidate for
governor of California.
Of the 20 tobacco factories in France
S are in Paris.
South Africa has ostrich farms con
taining over 300,000 birds.
In New York city alone there are
now about 400,000 Germans.
The governor of Finland has ordered
the prosecution of the Lutheran pastors
who refuse to read the new Kussian
army regulations in their churches. (
Among the 24 inhabitants of London
lio are over
100 years old
are 19
British console draw more Interest
than United States S per cents., but are
at a discount' of 7 per cent., while our
2 per cent, bonds command a premium
oi S per cent.
Jack What Is the secret'ol your
popularity with the ladies Tom I
always mistake the society qneent for
debutantes and the debataates for ao
eiety qoeena.
Will be Ported by Secretary Root to Retire
at an Early Day.
Washington, April 16. The issues
are fairly joined between the lieuten
ant general and the secretary of war.
The troubles which began long ago un
der the Cleveland administration have
finally reached so critical a stage that
compulsory retirement of General
Miles at an early date is an open secret,
and is not denied at the White House.
In explanation of President Roose
velt's position, one of his close friends,
who unquestionably speaks by author
ity, sai J:
"The question is not a "personal one
between General Miles and Secretary
Root. At present Secretary Root has
on his shouldroa a heavier burden than
any other member of the administra
tion. No man less strong could carry
it all ; and now, at the very time when
he requires the most loyal support of
every subordinate who wishes well to
the armv and the nation, he ha
t0 1
spend much of bis strength in meeting
the opposition of the Jcommanding gen
eral. il uenerai wnes is reurea, u
will be simply because, after a patient
trial, President Roosevelt feels that on
the highest ethical grounds his reten- j
tion would work grave and lasting in-
jury to the army as a whole.
"As some of General Miles' friends
have said that it would be unfair to per pound for oinor varieties,
retire him, it should be said, in the I T))e Q UmXwT Company has
first place, that he secured his promo- p,,rcnagej the entire plant and hold
tion to a brigadier generalship only , of t)e Beavef Flume Lumber Com.
through the similar forced retirement , , Tha flnmn
of General Ord. he himself being jump-
ed over by a number of his seni r ofn-!
cera in tne vacancy inuscreateu ; anu, in
the second place, that the only action
of the kind taken by President Roose
velt since he has been in office was in
the case of Colonel Noyes, who was
compulsorily retired after reaching the
age of 62, on the recommendation of
General Miles. In other words, the
general has himself recommended and
profited by the very action wincii ms
ft iends now fear may be taken at his
"If he should eo out betore general
Brooke is retired, General Brooke, who
is General Miles' senior, both in serv
ice and in age, and who did gallant and
distinguished work as a volunteer in
the Civil war, would undoubtedly be
put in his place as lieutenant geucral,
as it is known that the administration
has been very desirous of recognizing
General Brooke's long and faithful
Details of Proposals Now Under Discussion by
Leaders at Pretoria.
The Hague, April 16. From those
close in touch with the Boer leaders
here it appears that the latest secret
dispatch from South Africa outlines the
peace proposals now under discussion
at Preotria. They contain the follow
ing details:
The Boers are to accept aBritis,h lord
commissioner, with a Boer executive,
both to be resident at Pretoria; the
country is to be divided into districts,
with British district officers and a Boer
committee chosen by a vote of the
burghers', the veto right is to be re
served to the British government; the
majority of the British officers must'be
conversant with the dual language; Jo
hannesburg is to be ceded to the Brit
ish, with complete British civil govern
ment; a war indemnity of lO.OQO.OOO
pounds is to be distributed by mixed
committees; disarmament is to occur
when the first batch of loer prisoners
is sent back to South Africa; no war
tax is to be levied ; both languages are
to be recognized in the schools and
courts and in official documents; the
expense of the garrisons in Sonth Africa
is to be borne by Great Britain; the
present Boer leaders are tojse retained
in office so far as possible. .
Cathedral Tower Falls.
Madrid, April 16. At the close of
the celebation.of a grand mass today,
the tower of the cathedral at Cienta
collansed. and destroyed three adjoining
houses and part of the cloisters. The
remainder of the cathedral threatens to
fall. Two bodies and a number of in -
jured persons have been recovered from
the ruins. The number of persons en-
tombed is not known.
Texas Suffering from Drouth.
Austin, Tex., April 16. Governor
Sayres has investigated the condition
which prevails in Zapato and has is-
sued an appeal calling on the people of
Texas to extend relief to that section,
"on account of the very severe and pro -
a a 1 jAnih taihinh hoa nraro 1 1 fxl ' ' '
tracted drouth which has prevailed.
First Catholic on the Board.
Washington, April 16. The president
has appointed Archbishop Ryan, of
Philadelphia, a member of the board
of Indian commissioners. He succeeds
Bishop Whipple, the eminent Episco
palian, who died recently, and is the
first Catholic prelate appointed on the
Thousands of Immigrants.
New York, April 16. Immigrants to
the number of 4,132 arrived during the
day from European ports. The Trojan
Prince, from ports in the Mediter
ranean, brought 1107; the Statendam,
from Rotterdam, had 1,097 acnard; the
Champagne, from Havre, brought
1,059; the Hesperia, from Mediter
ranean ports, 680, and the Island
brought from Denmark 219.
Favorable Reports on Pension Bills.
Washington, April 16 The senate
committee on pensions today ordered a
favorable report from the bill granting
increases of pensions to soldiers who
have lout arms, legs or feet. The in
crease will be $15 per month each, and
will increase the annual pension appro
priation bill $1,300,000. The commit
tee also ordered a favorable report on s
bill increasing from $30 to $40 pet
month the pension of tboee who an
totally deaf. This will increase the
pension appropristirn $28,000 only.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portanceA Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report.
I. O. O. F. grand lodge of Oregon
will meet at Newport May 21.
The elec'tric light p ant at Gold Hill
will soon be in operation.
The Oregon G. A. R. encampment
will be held at Astoria June 4 to o.
Work has commenced at Grants Pass
on a three story brick Masonic hall.
The foundation of the new flouring
mill at Condon has been completed and
work on the superstructure commenced.
The lambing suaron in Baker county
is proving one of the best in years and
the prospects are good for a large wool
Ten stamps and a quantity of nia-
'chinery and equipment have arrived at
r- - 1) I . 1. . I" I. ., , : ., ln
n ,. 4. v.Va minn in
tne fjriggs district, Western Josephine
- . Kruitrower8. Union 1)at)
v .ted to contract its 1902 crop of straw-
berries for Z cents per pound for the
Jst canning Berries ana u. d cents
lndg'BtR 8 the A &
c r r;
The owners of the Red Boy-Concord
mines, Granite district, are completing
arrangements for installing near Olive
lake a large electric light and power
plant. They will furnish power to
other mines in the same neighborhood.
Polk county is now practically out ol
The postoffice at Mabel, Lane county,
hag been moved one-half mile to the
The postolTire at Ridge, Umatilla
county has been moved half a mile to
the southwest.
A postoffice has been established at
Drew, Douglas county. The office will
be supplied with special service from
Fruitmen of Polk county predict ai
immense crop this year. I he con
tinued cold, backward spring weather
has retarded the development of buds
which are not affected by the present
severe cold and chilling rains.
Considerable anxiety has been ex
pressed by fruitgrowers in the Hood
river valley concerning the probable
damage to fruit by the severe freeze in
January and February. From present
indications, however, the yield will be
average, unless some further damage
- The Polk county Mohair Association
has sold Its pool of 3ii,000 pounds at 25
cents per pound.
Mrs. Eliza Jane Wrisley, an Oregon
pioneer of 1852, has passed away at her
home in Medford. Deceased was born
in 1826.
Wheat Walla Walla, 6364c;
bluestem, 6465c; Valley, 6465c.
Barley Feed, $2021.; brewing,
$zl21.50 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.161. 22;
gray, $1.101.20.
flour Kest grades, fz.8o3.4U per
barrel; graham, $2.502.80.
Millstuffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid'
dlings, $20; shorts, $20; chop,
Hay Timothy, $12 15; clover,
$7.6010; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Potatoes Best Burbanka, $1.101.40
per cental; ordinary, $1.00(31.10 cen
tal; Early Rose, $1.602.00 percen
tal, growers prices ;sweets, $2.252.50
ner cental.
j Butter Creamery, 20322c; dairy,
ll8c; store, 1315c.
: Eggs 15c for Oregon.
j Cheese Full cream, twins, 13(3
13Kc; Young America, 1415c; fac-
j tory prices, 11 c less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50
j 4 50; heni $5.00(36.00 per dozen, 11
c per pound ;8pring8,llllc per
pound $3.50(35 per dozen; ducks, $57
per dozen; turkeys, live, 12rjl3c,
j dressed, 14 16c per pound; geese, $8X
! 7 per dozen.
1 Mutton Gross, 4c per pound; dress-
ed, 77tc per pound.
Hogs Gross, 5Jic; drossed, 6)47c
per pound.
Veal 7h8 for small; 67 for
Beef Gross, cows, 3?4c; steers,
44)c; dressed, 6i7c per pound.
Hops 1213c per pound.
Wool Valley, 13 15c; Eastern Ore
gon, 812sc; mohair, 2121Hc per
The weekly wages of operators of
typesetting machines in Germany vary
from $4.28 to14.28.
The Commercial Club of Louisville
u es advertising space in street cars and
on Lill boards to enjoin readers t)
patronize home industries.
But little notice was taken in Hoi-
tlhd of the anniversary of Queen Wil
e amina'a wedding, and no reference
onit whatever appeared in the leading
Dutch papers.
King Edward has revived
the old
custom of nsing snuff.
The husband of Queen Wilhelmina is
to be given the command of the Dutch
Senator Hale, of Maine, expressed
the opinion that mngresa would be
prepared to adjourn for the session by
June 10.
A crowd of 5,000 Americana wit-
nessedabull fight at Joaret, near the
Texas line. Two famous Spaniards ly defeated yesterday at Fonda Melon, against tne out granting: me ngni 01 ana lower own u i. u ,n , men waaj eignea a diu appropriating
were the matadors, killing six bulls, near Jacmel. General Baptist waa way to the Hawaiian Ditch Company, .toward and deck departments. The $100,000 for a statue of the late Presi
Twelv horses were gored to death. I captured and wat Immediately shot. saying the legislation waa unnecessary paint inspector la strickea from the roll, dent McKinley in Buffalo.
Scventeca Incendiary Fjrcs were Started Dur
ing One Night
Chicago, April 15. After extinguish
ing 10 fires yesterday, moet of them
close together, and apparently of in
cendiary origin, the firemen of South
Chicago at daybreak today were called
upon to contend with the most serious
of the long string of blazes.
The first of this morning's fires con
sumed a barn containing several horees.
St. Patrick's church came next, and
was destroyed before the firemen could
reach it. Scarcely had they reached
the church when they were recalled to
fight a dangerous looking fire at Vil
lard Sons bell forge works. Aftei a
hard fight here the flames were checked.
Meanwhile the warehouse of the Wash
ington loo Company had caught fire,
and before the flamei were subdued
(5,000 damage bhad been done. The
Calumet theater came next, sustaining
Will OHO iluronirA lifurA tha flrA vm ST.
tiDguished. A four story structure,
having a feed store on the ground floor,
and dwellings above, was discovered to
be burning before the theater fire was
put out. Two families escaped in
their night clothes. The building was
destroyed. Meanwhile a saloon had
burned down.
The total loss of this morning's fires
is put at $50,000. As the buildings
were not near each other, the firemen
declare that the fires were the work of
an incendiary. The people of South
Chicago were greatly alarmed by the
rapid work of the firebug.
The financial loss in the fires yester
day amounted to $60,000. Evidence
of incendiarism was so convincing,
however, that citizens joined the police
in patrolling the streets in an effort to
guard property and capture the incen
diary or incendiaries. In spite of the
extra precautions, however, today's
fires were . started. Citizens were tie
wildered at the attack, and daylight
was welcomed with great relief.
Retailers Determined that Consumers Shall be
Made to Suffer.
London,' April 15. The so-called
meat famine, which has been exploited
throughout the British press, has be
come a matter of keen interest to Lon
doners, who hitherto have not been
affected by the prevailing scarcity. A
careful canvass of London shows that
the retailers at the present time are the
sole sufferers by the advance in the
wholesale price, which amounts to a
penny per pound on all grades of meat.
Since January, the majority of the re
tailers have been running their busi
ness without profit, because lack of or
ganization prevented a uniform in
crease of prices. A meeting, however,
has been called, which undoubtedly
will result in a uniform increase in the
price of moat on the part of retailers
throughout London.
New Seven Milllon-Dollar Building Planned
for Washington.
Washington, Apiil 15. Senator ,
Fairbanks, chairman of the senate com-1 mcnt to the house bill, for surveys and
mittee on buildings, has reported favcr- ( estimates as fo'lows: Cape Lookout,
ably a bill providing for a building for , with a view of establishing a break
the executive, the department of state water; Yamhill river, with a view to
and the department of justice. Senator prolonging the period of navigation;
Fairbanks consulted President Roose- Yaquina river, from its mouth to Elk
velt before the report was made, and
found him agreeable to having the ex
ecutive offices in the new building.
The proposed building is to be erected
north of the present state, war and
navy building. It is estimated that
the new building and site will cost
$7,000,000. Senator Fairbanks sub
mitted an elaborate report upon the
bill, showing the necessity of relieving
the White House of the executive offices
and the need of more room for the
other departments. The building is to
be constructed under the direction of
the secretary of state' and attorney gen
eral, with the approval of the presi
dent. Helen Gould's Gift to be Dedicated.
New York,- April 15. The now
$100,000 building for the naval branch
of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion, near the Brooklyn navy yard,
built with funds contributed by Miss
Helen Gould, is so nearly completed
that it is expected the work of the
branch can be transferred to it within
two weeks. The formal dedication will
take place on May 15. Secretary Long
will make an address. The building
has five stories, a basement and a roof
garden, and Is it, the architectural style
of the French renaissance.
Revolt In the Congo.
Faris, April 15. The minister of the
colonies has ordered that reinforce
ments be sent to the scene of the
troubles in the French Congo, as the
result of the dispatches he received
yesterday confirming the report of a
revolt of natives in the Sangha district.
The Paris manager of the Sangha Com
pany attributes the outbreak to the fact
that the fanaticism of the natives has
been aroused by human sacrifices which
were celebrated recently. He adds
that the natives are well armed w ith
modern rifles.
Brigands Exterminated.
Constantinople, April 15. A band
of seven Bulgarian brigands has been
exterminated in the Vilayet of Mon
astir, in Macedonia, by Turkish troops.
The brigands captured the tower of the
village of Kadi Koi and then fortified
themselves. The troops surrounded
the place and demanded the surrender
of the brigands, who replied with a
ftisillade, which was returned by the
Turks until all the occupants of the
tower were aeaa.
War in Hayti
Fort an Trlaoe, Hayti, April
ine revolutionary lorces, comniawiea
by General Nicholas Baptists, which
captured Jacmel, April 5, and held
ti..i in. m v, . .i M.
Hr4 1 thm hiiim to n . if h h. .11
ih..m. .'mmnnitinn
k. .v.. , t
commanded bv the minister of war.
j General GuUlanme, and were complete-
Columbia River fares Very Well Purchase or
CoiuUruction of Dredge Left to Secretary
of War $614,000 for Improvements at
-The Dalles Willamette Above Portland
will Receive $68,000.
Washington, April 16. The river
and harbor bill, as reported to the sen
ate from the committee on commerce,
holds for the mouth of the Columbia
river $500,000, with contracts not to ex
ceed $1,0000,000, exclusive of the
amounts in this bill and heretofore ap
propriated. This cannot be interfered
with in conference. Other items con
tained in the bill are: For the 'im
provement of tho Columbia river at the
Cascades, $30,000, provided that so
much thereof as may be necessary shall
be used on the obstructive rock in the
rapiils of the Columbia near Cascade
Locks, for the improvement of the
Lower Willamette and Columbia bilow
Portland, $225,000, of which amount
$15,000 is to lie used at the discretion
of the ttw.retary of war for the eon
struction or purchase of a dredge to be
used in said rivers this cannot be
changed in conference; for improving
the Willamette river above Portland
and the Yamhill river, $08,000, of
which so much as necessary is to be
ui-ed in revetting the banks of the
Willamette near Independence and at
Corvallis; for the maintenance of the
Long Tom river, $500; for improving
the Coquille river from Coquille to
its mouth, $30,000; for improving Coos
river, $2,000; for improving the Upper
Columbia and Snake rivers, $40,250.
The unexpended balance of the ap
propriation heretofore made for the im
provement of Clearwater river, Idaho,
is made available for the improvement
of the Upper Columbia and Snake riv
ers. Of this sum $28,000, or so much
as necessary, may be expended in com
pleting the improvement of Snake river
between Ripari and Lewiston, and
$25,000 may be expended in the im
provement of the Snake river above
Another new item in the bill appro
priates $10,000 for improving the Co
lumbia between the month of the Wil
lamette and the city of Vancouver. The
house appropriation for improving the
mouth of the Siuslaw river is increased
from $26,000 to $:-5,000, and the ap
propriation of $10,000 for improving
the entrance to Coos bay and harbor is
changed so as to provide for mainten
ance and continuing the improvement
and repair of the jetty to $75,000. For
completing the improvement of Tilla
mook bay and bar, $27,000 is appropri
ated, and the secretary of war is di
rected to cause to be made a survey and
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dopth, respectively, provision is also
made in the bill, by way of amend-
City; and Willamette river, between
Portland and Oregon City.
An amendment to the houpe provision
in regard to the Willamette river, op
posite Albany, provides for an investi
gation of the bank of the Willamette,
near Albany, with a view to preventing
a divenson of the river.
Honolulu will Send Delegate to Present Its
Views on Fire Claims.
Honolulu, April 10, via San Fran
cisco, April 16. The Honolulu chamber
of commerce and Merchants' Associa
tion have each held meetings to discuss
the Tacific cable proposition and the
matter of securing federal aid io pay
ing the heavy Chinatown fire claims,
amounting to more than $2,000,000.
The associations decided to send a dele
gate to Washington to present their
views, and have decided upon J. G
Pratt, a member of the court of China
town fire commissioners, who will leave
at once.
The cable proposition is one that
greatly interests all here, and
there is
much anxiety to fee woik started on
the proejet. The chamber of commerce
wants the first landing to be made on
the island of Hawaii, and the line eon
tinued through Maui and Molokai to
Honolulu. This would form inter-
island connections, which the wireless
svstem has so far faiied to accomplish
Delegate Pratt will present this propo
sition to the company.
To Give Arizona Land to Utah.
Washington, April 16. Senator
Kearns today introduced a bill annex
ing to Utah all that part of Arizona ly
ing north and West of the Colorado
Restoration of Tien Tsin.
London, April 16. The Pekin corre-
Ty.u..n :?"J?Z
melinite Ul wo iiiioi wiiiuiaiiitcia iiciu
in Tien Tsin Saturday it was unani
mously resolved to maintain tne pro-
j visional government of Tien Tsin until
!, tort r. Hestroved. or nntil Julv.
,nd then only to restore the city to
China on the acceptance by her. of cer-
tai conditions guaranteeing interna-
tional interests, such as promising not
, fnrtifv nor to rebui id the forts, etc.
Dole Favors Hawaiian Bill
Washington, April 16. The senate
committee on raciue isianus ana lorto
Rico today heard Governor Dole and
other Hawaiians on two bills now be-
font the committee. Governor IMi
and State -enator George R. Carter
snoke in favor of the bill for the appor-
tinnment of senators in Hawaii, and
Delegate Wilcox and Edgar Cayples,
opposed it. Governor Dole also spoke
Harsh Treatment of Natives in Some Provinces
(las Bad Effect " "
Washington, April 12. When the
senate committee on Philippines met
today Senator Lodge, the chairman,
aid before the committee the report of
Major Cornelius Gardener, civil gov
ernor of the Philippine province of
Tayabas, to which reference was made
by General Miles in his correspondence
with Secretary Root. This repoit ad
been withheld, and this caused the
adoption of a resolution at the last
meeting of the committee requesting
the secretary of war to send the report
to the committee. The report is dated
December 16, 1901, and is largely a re
view of conditions in the province. In
the course of the report the eovernor
"A vigorous campaign was at once
organized against insurgents lu arms,
with the troopa acting under positive
orders to shoot no unarmed nativel and
to burn no houses except barracks.
Looting was prohibited under the strict
est penalties. Comoanv and other
commanders were ordered to pay for
everything taken for necessity or bought
trom natives."
The governor in detail tells about
what has been done, and then recom
mendi that the operations against the
nsurgents should be by a force of na
tives. He has traveled all over the
province, with no other escjrt than na
tives. In another recommendation, he
'As civil governor, I feel it my dnty
to say that it is my firm conviction
that the United States troops should at
the earliet opportunity be concentrated
in one or two garrisons, if it is thought
desirable that the good sentiment and
loyalty that formerly existed towards
the United States among the people of
this province should be conserved and
enconraged. Heing in close touch with
the people, having visited all the
pueblos one or more times, having lived
with them in their homes, I know that
such sentiment once existed.
'Of late, by reason of the conduct of
the troops, such as the extensive burn
ing of the barrios in trying to lay waste
the country so that the insurgents can
not occupy it, the torturing of natives
by the so-called water cure, and other
methods, in order to obtain informa
tion, the harsh treatment of the natives
generally, and the failure of inexperi
enced, lately appointed lieutenants
commanding posts to distinguish be
tween those who are friendly and those
unfriendly and to treat every native as
if lie were, whether or no, an insurgent
at heart, this favorable sentiment above
referred to is being fast destroyed and
a deep hatred towards us engendered.
If these things need be done, they had
best be done by native' troops, so that
the people of the United States will not
he credited therewith"
Full State Ticket Placed in the Field,
Chamberlain for Governor.
Portland, April II. The Democratic
state convention met yesterday in Cath
olic Foresters' hall, nominated George
E. Chamberlain for governor, named a
central committee, with Sam White, of
baker county, as chairman; made dis
trict legislative nominations, adopted a
platform and adjourned for the day.
The Second Day.
Portland, April 12. The adjourned
meeting of the Demociatlc state conven
tion was called to order at 10 o'clock
yesterday morning and the state ticket
completed as follows:
Supreme judge, B. F. Bonham, Mar
ion county.
Secretary of state, D. W. Sears, Polk
State treasurer, Henry Blackman,
Morrow county.
Attorney general, J. H. Raley, Uma
tilla county.
State printer, J. E. Godfrey, Marion
Superintendent of public instruction,
W. A. Waun, Lane county.
Congressman First district, J. K.
Weatherford, Linn connty.
Congressman Second district, W. F.
Butcher, Baker county.
C. E. 8. Wood, Multnomah county,
was endorsed for United States senator.
The Platform.
The platfom adopted condemns the
present state government as extrava
gant! and promises an economical ad
ministration ; favors expansion of pub
lic ownership of public utilities; de
mands that valuable franchises shall not
be granted except upon the basis of a
fair pavment therefor; favors placing
state officers on salaries alone, allowing
no fees or perquisites; opposes leasing
public domains fcr any purpose whatso
ever; advocates preparing the natives
of the Philippines for self government,
and when prepared to grant them their
independence; favors the speedy con
struct ion of the Nicaragua canal, the
pending Chinese exclusion bill, the
election of United States senators by
direct vote, the enactment of an eight
hour day law for all public work, the
irrigation of arid lands by the govern
ment, and the improvement of the Co
lumbia and Willamette rivers.
Transport Hancock Runt Aground.
Manila, April 12. The United States
rmy transport
Hancock has run
aground in the mud near Iba, Zambales
province, about 100 miles north of here.
She is not believed to be in danger.
Tugs have been sent to her assistance.
Transvaal Gold Output
Johannesburg, April 14. The output
of fine gold for March was 104,127
Economy la Transport Service.
New York, April 12. Orders have
tuu.n MaifAH fmm 1 aahmiTtjtn hv Rn.
pefjn.ten.dent Duvol to place the army
transport service on a very economical
basis, savs a World special from San
Francisco. As a consequence, all on-
necessary employes will be discharged.
On all tranports an order has been ia
sued discharging the fifth and sixth
mates. The orders are that the ships
must be operate with regulation crew
Polict Are Forced to Retreat by Rioters Un
til a Squadron of Lancers Reinforced and
Charged the Mob Many Were Injured
In the Numerous Clashes That Took
Place General Strike Threitened Soon.
Brussels, April 14. Sharp fighting
between strikers and gendarmes oc
curred this morning at Bracqegnies,
near Charlerol. Several thousand
strikers attacked and stoned a body of
gendarmes, who retaliated by firing
their revolvers. A sharp fusillade fol
lowed, and the gendarmes were com
pelled to retreat. A squadron of
lancers, however, galloped up and dis
persed the mob.
A semblance of order was restored
among the rioters in the Rue Stevens
early this morning. The police, who
had borne the brunt of the fiirhtinu.
were strongly reinforced by the uend-
armes and civil guards with loaded
rifles. Orders were issued to use all
force necessary to drive the mob out of
the Maison du Peuple. Just as the or-
dor was about to be executed the chiefs
of the Socialists offered to evacuate the
building quietly.
Estimates of the number wounded
during the riots vary from 40 to 100.
but scores of injured were carried off
and hidden by friends. A large num
ber of rioters were arrested, and are
detained. The burgomasters of Brus
sels and suDiirban municipalities have
proclaimed that meetings of more than
10 persons are prohibited, and that
persons carrying revolvers shall be
liable to six months' imprisonment.
All centers of agitation are bristline
with bayonets. Squads of cavalry are
continually patrolling the streets and
guarding the shops, which were threat
ened with plundeiing by the rioters.
A manifesto, signed ay the general
council of the labor party, has been
idely posted. It demands a revision
of the constitution and universal suff
Domestic Rates Will be Continued Until Con
clusion of a Treaty.
-Washington, April 12. President
elect Thomas Estrada Palma. of Cuba.
accompanied by Gonzales de Quesada,
had a conference today with Postmaster
General Payne and other postal offi
cials. As a result the nostal relation
between this government and Cuba, in
cluding the domestic rates of postage
and money orders, w ill be continued by
joint action of both governments until
a postal treaty shall be concluded be
tween the two governments. A postal
convention, probably practically iden
tical with those now in force between
this government and Cunada and Mex
ico, will be arranged about August 1.
Postmaster General Payne informed Mr.
Palma that domestic rates of postage
and other postal concessions would be
granted to Cuba when the time come to
sign a treaty, provided that Cuba in
turn will not grant similar concessions
to any country except those which have
similar arrangements with this govern
ment. This has special reference to
Canada and Mexico. President Palma
announced his satisfaction with this
England Brings Pressure to Bear
on Argen-
tin and Chile.
Buenos Ayres, April 14. The Past
says that when it was learned in Lon
don that Argentina and Chile were pur
chasing additional warships the Enlgish
houses and companies having capital
invested in South America became
alarmed and delegated Lord Rothschild
and Lord Revelstoke to call on Lord
Lansdowne, the foreign secretary, and
ask him to interfere with President
Roca, of Argentina, and President
Riesco, of Chile, who subsequently re
plied that they would willingly accept
Lord Lang lowno's good offices in order
to avoid further strain on account of the
state of "armed peace" prevailing.
It is understood that the outcome
ill be an arrangement which will pro
vide for limiting the armaments of Ar
gentina and Chile, canceling the orders
for the last warships ordered by those
countries and indemnifying the ship
builders for any loss which they may
thereby sustain.
New Pension Commissioner,
Washington, April 14. Eugene F.
Ware, of Kansas, has been selected by
the president to succeed Henry Clay
Evans as commissioner of pensions.
Mr. Ware is from Topeka, Kan., and ia
a member of the law firm of-Gleed,
Ware cV Gleed. It was stated at the
White House that the president deslnd
to appoint some man whom he knew
well and that, if possible, he should
come from Kansas. He did not consult
with the Kansas delegation, althongh
Senator Burton who was at the White
House, raid the appointment would
have his entire and heaity support.
Mrs. McKinley'i Pension.
Washington, April 12. The house
committee on pensions has made a fa
vorable report on the senate bill grant
ing a pension of $5,000 per annum to
the widow of the late President.
Meat Famine In England.
London, April 14. Telegrams re
ceived here font Birmingham sav the
scarcity of American meat and the con
sequent increase in price have obliged
many retailers to close their stores.
Postal Receipts Growing.
Washington, April 14. The postal
receipts for last month, as compared
with March of last year, for the 50
largest postofficea in the country show a
net increase of 10 per cent. The total
receipts for the 50 offices were $5,267,
666. The largest increase was 57 per
cent, at Denver.
Fee Sutu. ol McKinley. .
Albany, K. i .April 14,-Governor
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