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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE QET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1!)02.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
n: f. itLVTiiE.
Ternis of subscription $1.50 a year when paid
The mull arrive from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wediif-Krinyr and .SiUunluvs; depart! the
same days t noon..
For Chenowetli, leaves at a. m. Tuesdays,
Tlmnulnyg ami MiUmln) : arrive at 6 p. in.
For White Salmon (W ash.) leave! dully at U:45
a. u.; arrive at 7;l.i p. in.
From White Salmon leaven forFnlda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and (ilenwood daily at A. M.
Korllinaen (Wusli.) leavei ut j: p. m.; ar.
rivet at 2 p. m.
IAl'RKI, HKliKKAH DKliHKE I.OWIK, No
i t", I. O. (. K.-leeU lirHt and Ihl Mon-dH)-H
In each month.
HI IKS I ctik Fntrk'an, N. O.
H. J. tiiimAnD, Secretary.
(1ANTJY POST, No. Iii, G. A. R. Meets at A.
j O. I!. W. Hall heroiitl mid fourth Hatur lavs
ff eflch month at 2 o'elock p. ni. All (i. A. k.
nienibera invited to meet Willi li.
J. W. iiu.iiY, Commander.
V. 3. liiTta, Adjuiai-.t.
(1ANBV W. H, f, Ko. 16 Meets nrstHatur
J day of eneli month in A. (. V. . hall at i
p. m. tlKH. B. K mK'Umakkk, President.
11 K8. O. L. Btbanahan, Secretary.
HOOD ftlVHR I.ODdK So. 1MI, A. F. and A
M .Meets Saiuiduy evening on or before
ea h full moon. Wm. M. Vates, W. M.
C. D. TitoMrwiN, Secretary.
HOOD HIVKR fHAI'TKR, No. 27, R. A. M
Meets third Friday nitiht of each month.
. I- SMITH, 11. .
A. N. Rahm, Secretary,
HOOD RIVKI! CHAPTER, No. 45, O. E. 8.
Meet second and (out th Tuesday even
liK of each montii, Visit'TS coidiaily wul
coined. Mux. Moi.uk C. I olb, W. M.
Mils. Maby B. I)aviion, Secretary.
OI.ETA ASKKMllLY No. 10'., United Artisan!,
Meets first and third Wedmwlajs, work;
!econd and fourth W edncxdays social; Arti
san hall. F. CHRosms, M. A.
Fit ED Cue, Secretary.
WAUCOMA I.OIMIE, No. 30, K. of P.-Meeti
iu A. CI. I'. W. hall every Tuesday night.
C. V.. Mahkham, C. V.
V, A. KiRKBAt'GH, K. of R. and S.
)IVKRKir)K LOJHiK, No. 68, A. O. II. W.
t Meets first and third Sniurdays or each
month. Fuku Howe, W, M.
K. R. ISkaiiley, Financier.
Chkhtek Siti:ne, Recorder.
IDI.KWII.riK I.OIKIE, No. 107, I. O O..F.
Meets in Fialerual hull every Thursday
night. I,, li. Morse, N. G.
J, L. Hkndehsos, Secretary.
irOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
J 1 meets at A. O. U, W. hall on the Hrst and
third Fridays of each moinh,
Walter Gkkkinu, Commander.
1 RIVERSIDE 1.0 DO K NO. 40, IiEHREK OF
I HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meets first and
third Saturdays t P. M.
Mks. K. R. liRAliLKY, C. ot H.
Lena Evans, Recorder.
OOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesday! of each month.
F. U DaviIion, V. C.
E. R. Bkadlky, Clerk.
ANCIENT ORDER OF THE RE!) CROSS.
Hood River l.odae No. 10, meets in Odd
Fellowa' hall second ami fourth. Saturdays ill
each month, I'M o'clock.
V, I.. CoPl'LK, President.
J. E. II anna, Secretary.
Q II. JKSKIS8, D. M. D. '
Siciallst on Crown and Hrldfe Work.
Olllce In Hone building, west of Cilenwood
IliMid River, Oregon.
R. K. T.CAltNS.
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVEU OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGK0X.
Bucees. or to Dr. M. F. Shaw,
Calls promptly answered in town or cortntiy,
Dav or Nieht.
Telephones: Residence, SI; Office, 83.
Ollice over FCverhart'a Grocery.
T F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones; Ollice, 281; residence, 283.
SI'RfiEON O. R. AS. CO.
JOHN LEI.AND IIKNDKKSON"
ATTORNKV-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER. NO
TARV PI'IU.IC and REAL,
For 23 vesrs a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years exenence in
iical Estate waiters, a ahftraclor, searcher of
title and BguuU tatisliiclioii guamnteed or
pUF.DEUICK A ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
EdtiniatcB fnrniflied lor all kimla of
work. Kt'pairiDH a opwialty. All kinds
of hop work. Shop on State Street,
between First ami Second.
J11E KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
g tli place to pet tlie latest and la?st in
Confectioneries, Canities, Nuts, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM I'ARLORS....
V. 15. COLE, Proprietor.
p C. KROSiUS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Plioiie Central, or 121.
Office Hunrs: 10 to 11 A. M. ; 2 to S
and ti lo i 1'. M.
II. TEMPLE .
Practical Watcbm&ker & Jewels.
Mr long experience enables metodo
the liect jiosHibie work, which I fully
guarantee, and at low mice.
gUTLER A CO.,
Do a general banking bn-ines.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Q J. HAYES. J. P.
fhowith Bon Rudliers. Bni nrss will he
tlrndnt to at anr i me. Collection! mad.
W ill Us a on good coverumtnt lauds, either
timber or Urtuiuf
ji VENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
Comprehensive Review of th Important
Happening! of the Past Week, Presented
In a Condensed Form, Which It Most
likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The house has passed the naval ap
I.ior.el E. G. Garden will be the Brit
iwh minister to Havana, Cuba.
In the Goliad, Tex., tornado 98 per
sons were killed and 103 injured. .
A million dollars' worth of sheep and
lambs were lost in a Wyoming blizzard.
Two hundred men and boys were
killed in a nune disaster in Tennest-ee.
A hurricane in British India - result
ed in the loss of many lives and heavy
damage to property.
An unsiicceHHful attempt was made
to asHitHsinate the governor of Vilna,
Russia, formerly chief of police of St.
Lord Pauncefote's condition remains
shout the same. He suffers somewhat
from the heat, but his condition is
reported to be fairly satisfactory.
Alphonso XIII is nowjdng of Spain.
A race riot at Atlanta Ga., resulted
in eight deaths.
Mount Pelee is again active. A new
volcano has broken out to the north.
An anarchist plot to take the life of
the king of Spain has been discovered.
A tornado swept through Texas, kill
ing 60 people and injuring a hundred
A high wind along the California
coast did much damage off Ban Fran
cisco. United States trade in the far East
shows great gains during the past year,
being 400 per cent in British India
The kaiser may come to Washington
to the unveiling of the statue of Fred
erick the Great, which he presented
to the United States.
Mount Polee shows signs of con
The fetes in honor of King Alfonso's
coronation began Saturday at Madrid.
J Packers say the increase in the price
if beef is due to the rise in value of
Emperor William will present to the
United States a statue of Frederick the
There is a good prospect that the In
dian war pension bill will be passed
this session of congress.
All the Boer leaders are assembled at
Vereiging, Transvaal colony, to vote on
the British torniB of peace.
Richard Croker says that he favors
Robert Van Wyik, ex-mayor of New
York, as the head of Tammany Hall.
The sea has encroached from 10 feet
to two miles along the St. Vincent
coast since the explo?ion on Mount
A father and his two sons murdered
two constables in Queensland and cre
mated the bodies. The details of the
crime are shocking.
William J. Bryan is at Havana vis
iting. The senate has passed the fortifica
tions appropriation bill.
Scientists fear another eruption on
the island of St. Vincent.
Two American swindlers were clev
erly kidnaped fiom Canada by detec
tives and brought back to the United
The Parisians are more interested in
the anto races than in the calamity
that befell the French colony at St.
A delegation from the Haytian pro
visional government has gone to confer
with the insurgents in an endeavor to
avert civil strife.
The burning of the dead of Si. Pierre
in great pyres saturated with oil and
tar, led to the belief that Fort de
France was being destroyed by fire.
The fetes marking the inaugural of
the new Cuban republic began Friday
night with a banquet to Governor Gen
eral Wood and his staff by the veterans
of the two wars for Cuba's liberty.
Congress has raised its relief appto
priation to half a million dollars for
The Danish parliamentary commit
ter is deadlocked on the Danish West
There are 2,000 dead at St. Vincent
island from the volcanic disturbance
iu the West Indies.
French troops are interring the dead
t St. Pierre very slowly. Looting of
the bodies has begun there.
Since the capture of General Meth
ueu the British have reduced the force
of General Delarey by 860 men taken
Over 2,000 pounds changed hands in
betting upon a game of ping pong in
Athens expects to be visittd by more
than 10,000 tourist, chiefly English
and American, during the present
Sixty-two miles an hour is to be the
average speed maintained by a new
train to run on the English service, be
tween Paris and Calais. The journey
will only ocenpy three hoars.
No municipal tax levy will be made
in Peterborough this year, the first
time when such an incident wm record
ed in England.
Under a recent order the nearest
ranee allowed for target practice in the
British Mediterranean fleet is 6,000
yard.' The maximum is set at 10,000
The following are found to be the
densities of the planet, water being 1 ;
Mercury, 3; Vepjis, 5.14; earth, 5.50;
moon, 3.34; Mara, 4; Jupiter, 1.35;
Saturn, 0.68; Cronos, 1.69; Neptune,
GEN. CHAFFEE'S RETURN.
Had Satisfactory Interview! With Dattoi of
Manila, May 21. General Chaffee
returned here today from. Lake Lanao,
in the interior of the island of Mm
danao. He said he saw several Moro
Dattos while there and had most eatis
fatory interviews with them. Nearly
all the Dattos and especially the sur
viving sultans claim to entertain friend'
ly feelings toward the United States.
In view of a cablegram which Gen
eral Chaffee received today from Gen
eral Davis, who is in command of the
American force in Mindanao, and in
which it appears that Datto Kuty has
apparently refused to return the ani
mals he captured from the American
army, General Chaffee is not prepared
to say that there will be no more fight
ing in Mindanao. General Davis re
ports that Datto Ruty says he is ready
to fight, but General Chaffee believes
that although it may bo iiecesnary to
bring this Datto to terms, his resistance
of the American torceu ninst necessarily
Datto Raty's forts are situated on a
high hill. They could be surrounded
by a line of skirmishers, who could
prevent the Datto from obtaining water
and who could thus force a practieally
bloodless victory in a few days.
THE PHILIPPINE BILL.
Will Take the Whole Time of the Senate
Washington, May 21. The entire
time of the senate for the present week
will bo devoted to the consideration of
the Philippine government bill, and
there are hopes that the debate on tlmt
measure will be completed before the
end of the week. The fact that there
will be an adjournment of the senate
covering next Saturday, in order to
permit that body to participate in the
unveiling of the Rochambeau statue.
probably will nave the effect of post
poning the final vote until the follow
ing Monday or Tuesday. Thore is,
however, no longer doubt in any quarter
that the minority will permit a vote as
soon as the debate on the hill is ex
hausted. Under the present arrange
ment the bill will occupy most all the
time of the senate this week; the pros
pect is against the sandwiching in of
much other business. Speeches in sup
port of the bill are promised by Sena
tors Burrows, Dolliver and Spooner,
and in opposition to it by Senators
Hoar, Bacon, Patterson and others.
ENGLAND'S LATE SUMMER.
Rain, Snow and Hail Put a
Damper on All
London, May 20. So far as it has
progressed in London, rain, snow and
hail have been Fngland's harbingers
of summer. Never has there been such
an inclement spring. Americans who
have come over for the coronation sit
around in doleful groups, waiting for
the sunshine that never comes. Wo
men go to the opera and clubs in furs,
and the men have long since reverted
to their winter clothes, so prematurely
discarded in sunny April. No amount
of festivities, and there are plenty of
them, can dispel the universal gloom
that the awful weather has created. In
the northern part of the country there
was actually skating this past week,
while an automobile trip to Scotland
has been abandoned. London itself
hita been spared this last visitation,
but cold northeast winds and perpetual
rains fully brought the unsavory
weather record of the metropolis up to
that of the provinces, when it became
Home May Comider Pacific Cable.
Washington, May 21. After finish
ing the naval bill this week, the house
will take up th bill reported from the
committee on foriegn affairs relating to
passports. One day will be devoted to
claims, the regular day for that busi
ness last week having been postponed.
Under a special order a bill for the le
striction of irrigation will be taken up,
and it is expected will cause quite a
lively debate. There is also a prosect
of taking up the Hill bill relating to
subsidiary coinage. This measure will
be strongly antagonized by the minori
ty, and may precipitate a discussion on
the currency question. Early in the
week the committee on rules will hold
a meeting to decide w hether or not time
shall lie given for the consideration of
the bill for a Pacific cable.
Chicago, May 21. The wholesale
purchase of Missouri mules by the
British government for service in South
Africa has ceased, according to a tele
gram received by agents of the British
government at St. Joseph, Mo., says a
sjiecial to the Tribune. Large pur
chases made during the week jiast were
ordered to be shipped to the remount
station at Lathrop, Mo. The Lathrop
station albo will be closed. The reoort,
in effect, said the war in South Africa
would cease at an early date and that
no use could be found for mules and
Servian Cabinet Resigns.
Belgrade, Servia, May 21. King
Alexander has accepted the resignation
of the Servian cabinet. M. Passios,
formerly a Radical, baa been entrusted
with the formation of a new ministry.
Was Chief When Chicago Burned.
Chicago, May 21.- Robert A. Wil
liams, who was chief of the Chicago fire
department during the great fire of
October, lSi 1, is dead, aged 77 years.
Earthquakes in Portugal.
Lisbon, May 21. Earthquakes are
repotted from the southern part of Por
tugal, but no fatalities occurred. The
disturbances are supposed to be con
nected with the upheavals in the West
Chinese Foreign Office Weak.
"London, May 21. The Times' corre
spondent at Pekin, referring to the
difficulties which have arisen regarding
the railway agreementa, says tte dis
pute is instructive as showing the ho
less.weakness of the Chinese foreign
office under the irresolnte guidance of
Prince Cliing. Prince Clung, the cor
resjiondent says, ha requested Sir
Ernest Satow, the British minister, to
consent to a revision of the last agree
ment, in order to appease Rusisa, but
this request llie tintisn resolutely re
fuse to consider.
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happening! of lin
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvement! of the Many Industrie
Throughout Our thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report.
A report comes from the Winterville
placer mine, Baker district, annotinc
ine the discovery of a 420 nutrtrot. the
largest ever found in this mine.
Articles of incorporation of the Dick
son Placer Mine Company, Baker dis
trict, have been filed for record. The
incorporators are all of Philadelphia.
V. W. Tomlinson, Allen H. Eaton
and C. W. Riddell, tH University of
Oregon debaters, defeated the Univer
sity of Washington at Seattle last week.
A rich mining claim, discovered 50
years ago and the locator driven away
by Indians, has been found. The mine
is on Jack creek, Jump-Off-Joe district,
The Big Foot mine, three miles west
of Gold Hill, has been sold to E.
Briggs, a California miner, for $3,000
cash. The vein on this property,
though small,- is rich in free gold.
The election of President P. L.
Campbell, of the Monmouth Normal
School, to the head of the University of
Oregon, meets with general favor
among faculty,' students and patrons of
the university. The fact that Presi
dent Campbell is an Oregon man, and
that he is thoroughly familiar with
educational conditions in the state,
causes the people to place their confi
dence in his ability to make a success
of the position which he has been called
upon to occupy.
The continued cold rains and back
ward spring weather generally, threat
en to reduce the fruit crop of the Wil
lamette valley. The prospects for a
record breaking crop of all fruits this
season were encouraging until within
the past week. While fruit men say
it is a trifle early to make any ttate
ment regarding the true condition of
fruit trees concerning probable yield,
they admit that a continuation of pres
ent unfavorable weather conditions will
have a material effect in diminishing
Tillamook is being benefitted' jby a
rate war between two navigation com
panies. The settlement of the weavers' strike
at Oregon City hinges upon tlie recog-
t ltion of the union.
Professor F. S. Dunn, of the Chair of
Latin in the University of Oregon, has
tendered his resignation, to take effect
at the close of the college year.
The Geiser Grand Hotel Company has
been incorporated at Baker City with
a capital Btock of $100,000.- The new
corporation has acquired the Gieser
State Senator G. C. Brownell, of
Oregon City, fell in trying to catch a
train at that place, and narrowly es
caped being ground under the wheels of
the last car. He was bruised but not
seriously injured by the fall.
The Oregon State Grange Patrons of
Husbandry will convene its 20th an
nual session in the senate chamber of
the capitol at Salem on Tuesday, May
27. The grange will be in session un
til the Thursday evening following,
when a big banquet will be spread.
Wheat Walla Walla, 65'06c;
bluestom, 67c; valley, 65c.
Barley -Feed, I2222.50; brewing,
$23 per ton.
Oats No.l white, $1.251.30;gray,
Flour Best grades, $2.863.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.502.80.
Millstuffs Bran, 1516 per ton;
middlings, $1920; shorts, $17(318;
Hay Timothy, $1215; clover,
$7.5010; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 11.40
percental; ordinary, $1 per cental;
growers prices; sweets. $2.252.50
per cental ; new potatoes, 33Jc.
Butter Creamery, 16(17c; dairy,
12)415c; store, 10o12c.
Eggs 1515c for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12
13c;YoungAmerica, 13M14)c; fac
tory prices, 1(3 lJ-e'c less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $4.50
5.00; hens, $5.005.50 per dozen,
ll,12c per poTind; springs, 11
ll4c per pound, $3.005.00 per doz
en; duegs, ia.uu(rn.uu per dozen; tur
keys, live, 13(S!4c, dressed, 1516c per
pound; geese, $6.507.60 per dozen.
Mntton Gross, 4s'c per pound:
sheared, 3?i"c; dressed, 7)sc per pound.
Hogs Gross, 64C; dressed, 7i8c
- Veal 6)i8c for small; 6K7c for
Beef Gross, cows, steers.
5c; dressed, 88ic per pound.
Hops 12415 cents per pound.
Wool Valley, 1214; Eastern Ore
gon, 8(3 12c; mohair, 25c per pound.
The Moorish government has granted
to France a contract for the coining of
$3,000,000 worth of Moorish money.
In Colorado last vear sugar beets
grown on irriagted land averaged $S0
an acre, and on non-irrigated land only
$16 an acre.
Among the band of revolutionists
which recently fought with Turkish
troops, near Monastir, was a woman
dressed as a man. She was killed in
Practical measures are now in prog
ress with a view to exploiting the vari
ous coal fields existing in Egypt and
elsewhere on the direct Eastern route.
Bombay rank third in the British
empire in the value of its annual ex
port and import trade. London and
Liverpool being first and second, re
spectively. British newspajier, ("earthing for
the remarkable success of Americans
w ho are invading every avenue of busi
ness in London, attribute it to modern
methods and superior mecbanics.1 science.
TORNADO IN THE SOUTH.
ninety vua ana uver luo inlured by (
Storm I Texas-
Dallas, Tex., May 20. A special to
the News from Goliad, Tex., says:
Ninety are dead. Over 100 are
wounded. In addition there is a gap
ing wound in the town the path of
one of the most destructive cyclones
ever known in Texas. The tornado
Btruck this place about 3:45 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, lasting only about
five minutes, leaving death and disaster
everywhere in its wake.
It came from the southeast without a
warning, completely demolishing a
strip about two blocks wide through
the whole western part of the town,
about a mile long. Among the many
nouses demolished a e the Baptist
church and parsonage, just built, the
iMethodist church and a colored church.
It is impossible to estimate the number
of houses destroyed, but it is thought
the , ii'imber will reach 100, The
amount of damage done cannot be ap
proximated, but it is very great. All
the human dead ard wounded have
been taken care of. The path of de
vastation is strewn with all kinds of
debris and dead and wounded animals.
The pitiful cries of the wounded are
to be heard everywhere, and at times
A repot t (rom the country around
Goliad is to the effect that no damage
A special train bearing ihe O'Conner
guards, six physicians, nurses and
mat.y volunteers, came from Victoria,
and also a special train from Cuero,
bringing physicians, nurses, druggists
and volunteers. Although everything
is being done for the reilef of the
wounded, cries for physicians and med
ical attention are everywhere heard.
So far 90 dead and 120 injuied have
BOTH ON ONE TRACK.
Passenger and Freight Tarln Meet in Nebraska
nd Four Men Killed.
Lincoln, Neb., May 20. Four men
were killed and four others more or less
injured in a collision on the Burling
ton's Billings line, at 3 o'clock this
The collision occurred a mile east of
Hyannis, between the Portland-St.
Louis flyer, east bound, and on extra
stock train, west bound, with 25 car
loads oi cattle for the eastern range.
There is nothing definite to indicate
Alio was responsible for the two trains
hioving in opposite directions being
on the same track, and no details as to
the rate of speed at which either was
It was necessary to build a track
around the wreck, and this has indefi
nitely delayed the arrival of the pas
senger train, which was due here at 1
o'clock this afternoon. A wrecking
crew was sent out from Alliance bear
ing surgeons. Hyannis is in Grant
county, 70 miles east of Alliance, which
is a division headquarters for the
Lincoln, Neb., May 20. Reports
from the scene of the wreck tonight say
the passenger train had orders to meet
the freight at Hyannis, but the orders
were misread. With a full head of
steam the passenger train dashed into
the two engines of the freight extra.
The engines, a baggage car, one coach
and three stock cars were completely
BIG BOER DRIVE.
British Columns Capture Four Hundred Pris
oners At One Haul
Vryburg, Bechuanaland, May 20.
The immunity which Lord Kitchener
granted to the delegates to the Veree
niging conference of Boer leaders and
their immediate followers from mo
lestations by the British columns has
not prevented the consummation of one
of the biggest drives of the war, which
has just wound op against the Bechu
analand blockhouse line. General
Hamilton ana other commanders have
gathered in 400 prisoners, including
100 rebels and recalcitrant Boers who
have caused much trouble in the past,
Among the prsoners are a brother of
General Delarey and several other com'
The movement, was remarable for the
lack of resistance by the Bores, most of
who surrendered, after aimless dodging,
without fighting. There were no Brit
ish casualties. Five hundred Boers
managed to escape in the earlier stage
of the drive.
Admiral Sampson's Will.
Washington, May 20. The ill of
the late Admiral William T. Sampson,
just filed, leaves everything to the
widow, rave $4,000 of life insurance,
which is left for equal division among
the four duuhgters. In the petition
asking for the admission of the will
to probate, Mrs. Sampson, who is
named as sole executrix, says the ad
miral died possessing stocks and other
securities valued at $8,500 and a tract
of land at Manchester, N. Y , known
as the Marmon Hill farm, valued at
$10,000. The will is dated at Key
West, Fla., April 16, 1899
Maint Towa Burned.
Houlton, Me., May 20. Fire here
today destroyed the greater part of the
business portion of the town, 75 resi
dences and three churches, entailing a
loss of $400,000j only one third of
which is covered by insurance. One
hundred and twenty families are ren
dered homeless. The fire started in
the rear of a market and grocery store
and in an incredibly short time it was
sweeping through the business section
of the town.
Evanevilie, Ind., May 20. The 17-
vear locust in rnvriad numbers ar
peared in Meskor Park and Garvin Park
at the margin of this citv todav.
Their track is marked bv the disap
pearance of everything green.
Cold-Storage House Banted.
Philadelphia, May 20. The cold
storage house of the Willow Street
storage Company, filled with all kinds
of merchandise, was destroyed by fire
today. Lota, $200,000.
TWO HUNDRED DEAD
GAS EXPLODES IN A TENNESEE
MINEVITH FATAL RESULTS.
Only One Man Escaped Instant, Death and
He Will Die of Hii lnurlei Wai the
Oldest Mine in That District, Having
Been Wotted Since 1870-Work ofri
cue Began at Once.
Coal Creek, Tenn., May 21. Be
tween 175 and 225 men and boys met
instant death at the Fraterville coal
mine, located two miles west of 'this
town, at 7 :3d o'clock yesterday morn
ing because of a gas explosion.
Of the large number of men and boys
who went to work in the morning only
one is alive and he is so badly injured
that he cannot live. Ono hundred and
sevonty-five miners were checked in for
work yetterday morning by the mine
boss. In addition to these there were
boys who acted as helpers and drivers,
and roadmen and others to the number
of perhaps 50. The Fraterville r
is the oldest mine in the Coal creek
district, having been opened in 1870. i
It is fully three miles from the opening 1
of the mine to the point where the men I
were at work. They had not been at
work long before the terrible explosion
occurred. There was a fearful roar,
and then flames shot from the entrance
and the air shafts.
As soon as possible two rescuing par
ties were started in, one at the main
entrance, the other through the Thistle
nunc, which adjoins, and in which no
men were at work. The Thistle party
was unable to make any headway, as
the gas stifled the workers. The Fra
terville party went fully two miles
under the earth until a heavy fall of
slato was encountered. At this barrier
the men worked desperately, hoping
against hope that those beyond might
The news of the disaster spread
quickly, and the scenes at the mouth of
the mine while the workers were with
in were beyond description. Work
was suspended in Coal Creek and all
its mines as soon as the news became
known, and men, women and children
gathered around the Fraterville en
trance. Women whose husbands and
sons were within were wild with grief.
All day long the rescuers toiled at the
slate obstruction, and not until 5
o'clock did they force an entrance
through it. Up to that hour only five
dead bodies had been recovered, and
hope was still high that many miners
within were still safe. The hopes oi
the living were doomed however, for
when once the rescuers had entered and
proceeded they walked along one con
tinuous tomb of death. There was not
a sign of life. Every man had per
. Eight dead bodies were first recov
ered, and these were sent to Coal Creek.
Twenty-six were soon found. They
were not disfigured beyond identifica
tion, and each corpse as it was borne
from the mouth of the great tomb was
surrounded by eager crowds of relatives
of the men who had been stricken
down. The mine was not on fire, ex
cept in remote portions.
Opened by Mitchell at Wilkesbarre-The Soft
Wilkesbarre, Pa., May 21. Presi
dent John Mitchell, of the United
Mineworkers of America, arrived here
from Hazleton shortly after 9 o'clock
tonight, and established strike head
quarters at the Hotel Hart. The
national president stated that so far as
the miners' side of the controversy was
concernd, the situation had not changed
in tite least.
Mr. Mitchell's attention was called
to the fact that the city of Philadelphia
bad contracted for a supply of bitumin
ous coal to take the place of anthracite,
H'),l.Vi laH luAn r,if rfF ft, a paiia-oa
companies furnishing it. In reply to i exP!e8S an,d ?.tller tmnportatin com
a question as to whether the minework-; Pan,e8 and dlflP08e8 of dozens of 8Uch
ers would attempt to prevent Ihe ship.
ment of soft coal to places where hard
coai isnseu, ne sam: consioering
the proposition m a general way, I will
say mat, we uu noi uesire 10 niae any
uuy wewuiurimve auy ,jrBou miner
because of oar quarrel with the coal
...,..t. i . u.w.o
statement, but refused to go into it any
deeper, except to say that it was a
matter which would have to be settled
by the three executive boards ol Ithe
anthracite fields They will meet here
today. Judging by the action of the
union during the last strike, when
efforts were made to stop the shipment
of soft coal into anthracite territory,
it is not nnlikely that the miners will
take similar action within the next few
Two carloads of foreigners left the
Hazleton region today. Most of them
were booked for New York, whence
they will sail for their native conn
tries. Most of the foreigners will seek
work in the bituminous region.
The Revolt in Chi U
St. Petersburg, May 21. A telegram
from Khabarovsk, East Siberia,- dated
May 18, says the revoltion the so: I'i
ern part of the Chinese province of
Chi Li has become considerably more
serious during the last few days, and
the greater part of the population is
involved. The insurgents are now
es'imated to number 30,000 men nnder
the leadership of Tcin Nin Pin, a mili
tary mandarin. The Chinese regular
troops refused to fire on the insurgents.
Waterspout la Minnesota.
Preston, Minav. May 21. The water
spout that struck near Prerton last
night flooded the country for miles
around, and caused '.he death of five
persons. The propirty loss will be
heavy. Reporta from the n astern part
of the county say it was one of the
worst storms ever witnexsed in that
section. On the level prairies farmers
lost a great deal of stork, and near
Granger about 20 buildings were de
molished. Eight feet of water swept
over Preston, moving eight or 10
booses from their foundations.
RICH STRIKE OF GOLD.
Sumnter Mine Yields t Streak of Ore Which
Assayi $50,000 to the Ton.
Baker City, Or., May 19. A message
from fumpter says that the strike in
the Golconda mine, which was reported
Thursday, proves to be mucb greater
than at first supposed. The winze sunk
from the 200 foot level has opened up
the ore shoot which was first discovered
in 1899, and afterwards lost because
the former owners persisted in looking
for it to the south of the main shaft,
assuming that it dipped m that dire&
tion. There is a rich pay streak in the
vein matter that averages 16 to 18
inches wide, and the assays made today
from samples of ore from this portion
of the vein run $50,000 to the ton. It
is free milling ore, and so rich that
some of the specimens run over 60 per
cent pure-gold. Aside from being very
valuable the specimens are exceedingly
On one side of this rich pay streak
there is three feet of . snlphurets that
assays $700 to$t,000 to the ton, and
on the other side there is a wide strip
of good milling ore. A careful exam
ination of the ground and the vein es
tablishes the fact that it is a perman
ent vein, and not a pocket that has
The Golconda was sold by the Eng-
lkbes, father and son. of Danville. III..
to a sjndicate composed principally of
Pendleton people and J. II. Bobbins, of
BumPteri tor TJUU.uuo cash.
Concessions to England Furnish an Excuse
for Russian Occupation.
Tekin, May 19. A second railroad
argeement, which Sir Earnest Satow,
the British minister to China, and
Yuan Shi Kai, director general of the
Pekin-Shan Hai Railway, signed the
same day the agreement restoring the
Pekin-Shan Hai Kwan line was made
and which the parties thore attempted
to keep secret, ( has become known
among the diplomats and is arousing
opposition from the powers interested
in railroad projects. F'riendly observ
ers regard Great Britain's railroad
agreements as a serious diplomatic
blunder. Before they were signed it is
said, there wsb no apparent obstacle
that Russia could urge for failing to
fulfill the Manchurian convention.
Now the Russian diplomats frankly say
these railroad agreements furnish ob
stacles such as were contemplated bv
the stipulation in the Manchurian con
vention that Russia would evacuate if
no other powers interposed obstacles.
."or Great Britan to abandon its second
agreement means loss of prestige: to
insist upon it means grave complica
tions in the Manchurian question.
PORT CHALMETTE CASE.
Louisiana State Authorities May Take Action
In the Matter.
Washington, May 17. As the presi
dent, after considering the report of
Colonel Crowder, has decided that he
cannot interfere with animal shipments
at Port Chalmette, La., and as the ex
ecutive is the only branch of the gov
ernment clothed by the Constitution to
pass upon the application of the laws
of neutrality, as expressly affirmed by
the Louisiana courts recently, it is be
lieved here that the Louisiana state au
thorities will seek to make an issue
with the federal courts by undertaking
to do what the president himself has
not seen fit to do.
It is presumed that in due course the
executive's decision will be communi
cated to the governor of Louisiana, who
first brought the Port Chalmette opera
tions to the attention of the national
Diciiion in Iowa Liquor Case.
Des Moines, la., May 17. The state
supreme court has ruled that the sale
of liquor to "boot-leggers" and other
resident violators of the Iowa law, can
noi ue proninuea wnen the sales are
made by agents of non-resident dealers.
The court holds that the section of the
Iowa liquor law, known as the "mulct
law," prohibiting such sales, is in con
flict with interstae commerce laws and
is, therefore, unconstitutional. The
effect of the decisions to preveut fur
ther seizure of liquor in the hands of
Philadelphia Record Sold.
pilila(ielphia, May 17.By order of
the United state8 of EaBtern
Pennsylvania, James M. Beck, special
niaster commissioner, sold at public
auction 9,050 shares of the 10,000
i liareB o the Philadelphia Record Pub-
liKilinf? company, par value $100.
willaim g. stenger, of Philadelphia,
brmiibt the stock for 12.300.000. Mr
cna8e(1 47o,000 of the issue of $500,
I in nu nkkuiucj'. 110 Hinu lir-
000 6 per cent bonds of the Record
Company, for which he paid the sum
Would Buy the Philippines.
London, May 19. When asked if
there was any truth in the statement
that he had offered to pay $20,000,000
for the Philippines, provided he was
authorized to announce to the Filipinos
that their independence would be
acknowledged oltimately'by the United
Mates, Andrew tarnegie replied:
les, and 1 meant it.
Injunction In Minnie Htily Case.
Helena, Mont., May 17. Counsel for
the Amalgamated Copper Companv and
the Boston & Montana Company have
applied to the supreme court for an in
junction restraining F.Augustus Heinze
and the Montana Ore Purchasing Com
pany from operating the Minnie Healy
mine, pending the appeal in the suit of
the now celebrated Minnie Healy case,
which only reached the supreme trib
nnal this week. The court set the ap
plication for hearing Tuesday, May 20,
Indiana Monument Dedicated.
Indianapolis, Ind., Mav 17. Im
pressive ceremonies and an assemblage
of more than 60,100 people made not
able the dedication of the Indiana State
Soldiers' and Sailors' monument, the
cornerstone oi which was laid in 1889
in the presence of Benjamin Harrison
and his cabinet. Tim monument cost
$598,318. John W. Foster, of WaafV
ington, D. C, rx-secrteary of state, de
livered the oration. General Lew
Wallace, the Mthor, presided at the
ceremonies and delivered a short ad
HALF MILLION MEN
WILL BE CALLED OUT BY THE
Practically Tie Up the Industries of the
Country, Paralyze Business and Ucon.
venlence the People all Over the United
States A Special Session or Minework.
ers Will Consider the Matter.
Hazelton, Pa., May 19. The antlira.
luineworkers, in convention, in or-
win their strike. unanimnnl
on a plan that.
operation, would nracti,-iiv
tie up i
the industries of the count.
ze biibinses and inconvenient.
people throughout ihe United
It ia their desjre that a special
Of the tRjliVention nt l:nu.,Jt
ineworkers of Ameriea Ka .-n,i -
v.i,nj a n
as practicable, for the numr nf
ing all the bituminous workers.
organized and unorganized, in
I in the ant bra, .iu min.,ru
This announcement was officially
at noon toilnv ho i..,., :.i..... i i...
I li J J iwiut-lll, JOIIU
'hell, in a stab ment hv ),;. i,.i...
resu t of tbn llih,,.. r
delegates in convention. The state.
'At this morning's session the con
tlon netitioned tlia i.ui;n.,.,i iv.
. .wt.iutitti uuivers
issue a call for a national convention
ii miners employed in the United
tes for the nnrnnsa t,t ,,.i,i:
, . vA'iioiuoriii
situation in the anthracite field.
If the '
dcsne of the anthracite minors is
i into effect a nollnn.l
H uitwuiiai BlIBimU-
of coal niinini? uill lui in ..... !
a "... ..imiguiuieu,
questions of detail as to the direc-
ui me suiKe in the anthracite field
i referred to rh i
-.-V ""Dun,, aim na
tional oflicers. Definite nlan tt.iii i,o
tlined within the next few dnvi.
the present the engineers, firemen
pumprunners will continue at
All minairA.Lnn ..... - 1. 1
"v.ivoib ere auvisea
remain at their homes, abstain from
KUlentinc salnniia o.l .....l li-:-
o , ujiuor hii cir
cumstances nlioon-o IU 11
.Jv,, u Jnw,
. .""irainiu in caneu,
the miners succeed in tim ri.i..t r
II a HnAi ml Mnitanl n. : - i, i
convention, it will seriously i
44W.UU0 men aim ... oi i . j
: - " ciiiiuujou in anu
around the coal minoa nf i,
Loal would soon become scarce, and
this would ultimately result in tho
lieillU till Of Ml rmrl. .,1U
. , . "uiuo aim ail sons
inaustries that nun ,,.,.;,;..
FOR POOR CHILDREN.
Charles M. Schwab Will Give the Little Onei of
New York a Good Time.
New York. Mav 17. In order to cor
rect numerous misstatements in reword.
to his recent purchase of Ocean Reach
property on btaten Island for the bene
fit of poor children. Charles M. firlmnh
has made the following statement:
"i nave purchased Richmond Beaih,
facing New York Bav. on the south
shore of Staten Island, near Totten-
ville, for tho benefit of poor and sick
children of New York. The land com
prises about a quarter of a mile on a
tine beach, also a fine fresh water lako,
a grove and high land. The building
on the property will be altered to suit
the purposes of the institution. It is
expected that from 1.RO0 tn 2 lion
children daily can be provided for at
i ... ...
tne oeacn, ana they will be given a
good time. Mrs. Schwab is closely in
terested with me in this undertaking
and we both have our hearts in it. e
shall proceed carefullv in nil resrawtH.
availing ourselves of the benefit of the
experienceof charitable oiganizations."
Chicago, May 19. During the prog
ress of a fire which destroyed the lard
refinery of Armour & Co., in the Union
Stock lards, 29 people were injured,
seven of them in a manner which will
probably cause death in a short time.
The loss of the company is estimated
by its officers at between $750,000 and
$900,000, with the chances in favor of
the latter figure, and is fully covered
by insurance. The largest number of
those who were hurt met their injuries
by the falling of the hog runway upon
which they were standing to obtain a
bettor view of the fire.
President Palma'i Cabinet.
Havana, May 19. President Palma
has announced his cabinet as follows:
Diego Tamayo, secretary of government,
a new portfolio. He will have charge
of the rural guard, sanitation, the ad
ministration the postoffices and sig
nal service. "Carlos Zaldo, department
of state and justice. Emilio Terry, de
partment of agriculture. Manuel Lu
canio Diaz, department of public works.
Eduardo Yero, department of instruc
tion. Garcia Monies, department of
finance. Every shade of political be
lief is embraced in the cabinet.
Not In the Shipping Combine.
London, May 17. In the house of
commons the president of the Board of
Trade, Gerald Balfour, informed Rear
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, Con
servative, that he had reason to believe
that no contract existed giving the
American shipping combine the right
to take over the shares of the fleet of
the Cunard line.
Bit Deal In Arizona.
Bisbee, Ariz., May 17. It is rumored
that control of the Green Consolidated
Company has passed to new people,
who are said to be the principal owners
of the General Electric Company, of
New York. It is alleged the new own
ers have acquired the Green Consol
idated on a basis of about $100 a share
for control of the property. That figure '
represents a transaction aggregating a
sum in excess of $30,000,000. The
purchase is said to have been for cash.
Curapane Not Bombarded.
New York, May 17. The Ducth
steamer Prinz Frederick Ilendrik has
arrived here from ports in Venezuela
and the islands of the West Indies. At
Curapano, Venezuela, the people were
in a state of defense, having fought a
battle with the government forces a
jew idays before. The town was barri
caded ancj every man carried a gun.
The captain of the steamer contradicted
the report that the city had been bom
barded. He said it bad fallen after
1,500 men had gone out to meet the
enemy and only 350 returned.