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HOOD RIVER, OBEGOK, ritlBAY, AUGUST 15, 1002.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
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tlvea at 2 p. m.
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BY A. CQNAN DOYLE.
CHAPTER III Continued.
No. 3 Laurlston Gardens wore an ill
omened and minatory look. It was one
of (our, which stood back some little
way from the street, two being occu
pied and two empty.
The latter looked out with three
tiers of vacant, melancholy windows,
which were blank and dreary, save
that here and there a "To Let" card
had developed like a cataract upon
the bleared panes. , '
A small garden sprinkled trver with
a 'scattered eruption of sickly plants
separated each of these houses from
the street, and was traversed by a nar
row pathway, yellowish In color, and
consisting apparently of a mixture of
clay and gravel.
The whole place was very sloppy
from the rain which had fallen through
the night. The garden was bounded
by a three-foot brick wall with a
fringe of wood rails upon the top, and
against this wall was leaning a stal
wart police constable, surrounded by
a small knot of loafers, who craned
their necks and strained their eyes In
the vain hope of catching some glimpse
of the proceedings within.
. I had imagined that Sherlock
Holmes would at once have hurried
into the house and plunged into a
study of the mystery. '
Nothing appeared to be further from
his intention. With an air of non
chalance, which under the circum
stances seemed to me to border upon
affectation, he lounged up and down
the pavement, and gazed vacantly at
the ground, the sky, the opposite
houses and the line of railings.
Having finished his scrutiny, he pro
ceedly slowly down the path, or rather
down the fringe of grass which flanked
the path, keeping his eyes riveted upon
Twice he stopped and once I. saw
him smile and heard him utter an ex
clamation of satisfaction. There were
many ..marks of footsteps upon the wet,
clayey soil, but since the police had
been coming and going over it I was
unable to see how my companion could
hope to learn anything from It.
Still, I had had such extraordinary
evidence of. the quickness of his per
ceptive faculties that I had no doubt
he could see a great deal which was
hidden from me.
At the door of the house we were
met by a tall, white-faced, flaxen-haired
man, with a notebook in his hand, who
rushed forward and wrung my com
panion's hand with effusion.
"It is indeed kind of you to come,"
he said. "I have had everything left
"Except that!" my friend answered,
pointing to the pathway. "If a herd
of buffaloes had passed along, there
could not be a greater .mess. No doubt,
however, you had drawn your own con
clusions, Gregson, before you permit
ted this." '
"I have had so much to do inside
the house," the detective said, evas
ively. "My colleague, Mr. Lestrade, is
here. I had relied upon him to look
Holmes glanced at me and raised
his eyebrows sardonically.
"With two such men as yourself
and Lestrade upon the ground, there
will not be much for a third party to
to find out," he said.
Gregson rubbed his hands In a Self
"I think we have done all. that can
be done," he answered. "It's a queer
case, though, and I knew your taste
for such things."
"You did not come here In a cab?"
asked Sherlock Holmes.
"Then let us go and look at the
With which inconsequent remark he
strode on into the house, followed by
Gregson, whose features expressed his
Holmes walked in and I followed
him with that subdued feeling at my
heart which the presence of death In
spires. It was a large, square room, looking
all the larger for the absence of all
Opposite the door was a showy fire
place. On one corner of this was stuck
the stump of a red wax candle.
The solitary window was so dirty
that the light was haxy and uncertain,
giving a dull gray tinge to everything,
which was intensified by the thick
layer of dust which coated the whole
All these details 1 observed after
ward. At present my attention was
centered upon the single grim, mo
tionless figure which lay stretched
upon the boardsT with vacant, sight
less eyes staring up at the discolored
It was that of a man about forty
three or forty-four years of age, mld-dle-sised.
broad shouldered, with crisp,
curling black hair, and a short, stubby
His hands were clenched and his
arms thrown abroad, while his lower
limbs were interlocked as though his
death struggle had been a grievous
On his rigid face there stood an ex
pression of horror, and. as it seemed
to me, of hatred, such as I have never
seen upon human features.
'inis malignant and terrioie contor
tion, combined with the low forehead,
blunt nose, and prognathous jaw, gave
the dead man a singularly simlous and
apelike appearance, which was in
creased by his writhing, unnatural pos
ture. Lestrade. lean and ferret-like as
ever, was standing by the doorway and
greeted my companion and myself.
"This case will make a stir, sir he
remarked. "It beats anything I have
seen, and I am no chicken."
"There Is no clew," said Gregson.
"None at all." chimed in Lestrade..
Sherlock Holmes Approached 4he
body and kneeling down, examined it
"You are sure that there, is no
wound?" he asked, pointing to numer
ous gouts and splashes of blood which
lay all around.
"Positive!" cried both detectives. '
"Then of course this blood belongs
to a second Individual presumably
the murderer, if murder has been com
mitted. It reminds me of the circumr
stances attending on the death of Van
Jansen, in Utrecht, in the year 34. Do
you remember the case, Gregson?"
"Read it np you really should.
There is nothing new under the sun.
It has all been done before."
As he spoke his nimble fingers were
flying here, there and everywhere,
feeling, pressing, unbuttoning, exam
ining,' while his eyes wore the same
far away expression which I have al
ready remarked upon.
So swiftly was the examination made
that one would hardly have guesed
the minuteness with which It was con
ducted. Finally, he sniffed the dead
man's Hps and then glanced at the
soles of hig patent leather boots.
- "He has not been moved at all?" he
"No more than was necessary for
the purpose of our examination."
"You can take him to tne mortuary
now," he said. "There is nothing more
to be learned."
Gregson had a stretcher and four
men at hand. At his call they entered
the room, and the stranger was lifted
and carried out.
As they raised him a ring tingled
down and rolled across the floor. Le
strade grabbed it up and stared at It
with mystified eyes.
"There's been a woman here," he
cried.1 "It's a woman's wedding ring."
He held it out as he spoke, upon the
palm of his hand. We all gathered
round him and gazed at it. There
could be no doubt that that circle of
plain gold had once adorned the finger
of a bride.
"This complicates matters," said
Gregson.. "Heaven knows, they were
complicated enough before!"
"You're sure it doesn't simplify
them?" observed Holmes. "There's
nothing to be learned by staring at 'it.
What did you find in his pockets?"
"We have it all here," said Greg
son, pointing to a litter of objects upon
one of the bottom steps of the stairs.
"A gold watch. No.. 97,163, by Barraud,
of London. Gold Albert chain, very
heavy and solid. Gold ring, with Ma
sonic device. Gold pin bulldog's
Read, with rubles as eyes. Russian
leather card case, with cards of Enoch
J. Drebber, of Cleveland, correspond
ing with the E. J. D. upon the linen.
No purse, but loose money to the ex
tent of seven pounds thirteen. Pock
et edition of Boccaccio's 'Decameron,'
with name of Joseph Stangerson upon
the fly leaf. Two letters one address
ed to E. J. Drebber and one to Joseph
Stangerson." ' -
"At what address?" ' - '
"American Exchange, Strand to be
left till called for. They are both from
the Gulon Steamship Company, and
refer to the sailing of their boats from
Liverpool. It is clear that this unfor
tunate man was about to return to New
"Have you made any Inquiries aa to
this man Stangerson?"
"I did it at once," said Gregson. "I
have had advertisements sent to all the
newspapers, and one of my men has
gone to the American Exchange, but
he has not returned yet."
"Have you sent to Cleveland?" -
"We telegraphed this morning."
"How did you word your inquiries?"
"We simply detailed the circum
stances, and said that we should be
glad of any information which could
"You did not ask for particulars on
any point which appeared to you to be
"I asked about Stangerson." ,
"Nothing else? Is there no circum
stance on which this whole case ap
pears to hinge? Will you not tele
"I have said all I have to say," said
Gregson, In an offended voice.
Sherlock Holmes chuckled to him
self, and appeared to be about to make
some remark, when Lestrade, who had
been in the front room while we were
holding this conversation in the hall,
reappeared upon the scene, rubbing his
hands In a pompous and well-satisfied
"Mr. Gregson," he said, "I have just
made a discovery of the highest Im
portance, and one which would have
been overlooked had I not made a Care
ful examination of the walls."
The little man's eyes sparkled as he
spoke, and he was evidently in a state
of suppressed exultation at having
scored a point against his colleague.-
"Come here," he said, bustling back
Into the room, the atmosphere of which
felt cleaner since the removal of its
"Now( stand there!"
He struck a match on his boot and
held It up against the wall.
"Look at that!" he said triumphant
ly. I have remarked that the paper had
fa'.!en away In parts. In this particu
lar corner of the room a large piece
had peeled off, leaving a yellow square
of coarse plastering.
Across this bare space there was
scrawled In blood-red letters a single
"What do you think of that?" eried
the detective, with the air of a show
man exhibiting his show. "This was
overlooked because It was In the dark
est corner of the room, and no one
thought of looking there. The mur
derer has written it with his or her own
blood. See this smear where It haa
trickled down the wall! That disposes
of the Idea of suicide, anyhow. Why
was that corner chosen to write It on?
I will tell you. See that candle on the
mantelpiece. It was lighted at the
time, and if it was lighted this corner
would be the brightest Instead of the
darkest portion of the wall."
"And what does it mean, now tnat
you have found it?" asked Gregson, in
a deprecatory tone. f
"Mean? Why, It means that the
writer was going te put the female
name Rachel, but was disturbed before
he or she had time to finish. You mark
my words, when this case comes to be
cleared up you'll find that a woman
named Rachel has something to do
with It. It's all very well for you to
laugh, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. You may
be very smart and clever, but the old
hound is the best, when all Is said and
done," . f
"I really beg your pardon!" said my
companion, who had ruffled the Utile
man's temper by bursting Into an ex
plosion of laughter. "You certainly
have the credit of being the first of us
to find out, and, as you say. It bears
every mark of having been written by
the other participant in last night's
mystery. I have not had time to ex
amine this room yet, but with your
permission I shall do so now."
As he spoke he whipped a tape meas
ure and a large, round, magnifying
glass from his pocket. !
So engrossed was he with his occu
pation that he appeared to have for
gotten our presence, for he chattered
away to himself under his breath the
whole time, keeping up a running fire
of exclamations, groans,-whistles and
little cries suggestive of ' encourage
ment and of hope.
As I watched him I was irresistibly
reminded of a pure-blooded, well
trained f-ox hound as It dashes back
ward and forward through the covert,
whining in its eagerness, until it conies
across the lost scent.
For twenty minutes or more he con
tinued his researches, measuring with
the most exact care the distance be
tween marks which were entirely in
visible to me, and occasionally apply
ing his tape to the walls in an equally
In one place he gathered very care
fully a little pile of gray dust from the
floor, and packed it away in an envel
ope. Finally he examined with his glass
the word upon the wall', going over ev
ery letter of it with the most minute
This done, he appeared to be satis
fled, for he replaced his tape and his
glass in his pocket.
."They say that genius Is an infinite
capacity for taking pains," he re
marked, with a smile. "It's a very
bad definition, but it does apply to de
Gregson and Lestrade had watched
the maneuvers of their amateur com
panion with considerable curiosity and
They evidently failed to appreciate
the fact, which I had begun to realize,
that Sherlock Holmes' smallest actions
were all directed toward some definite
and practical end.
"Wjhat do you think of it, sir?" they
"It would be robbing you of the cred
it of the case if I was to presume to
help you," remarked my friend. "You
are doing so well now that it would be
a pity for any one to interfere." There
was a world of sarcasm in his voice as
he spoke. "If you will let me know
how your investigations go," he con
tinued. "I shall be happy to give you
any help, I can. In the meantime, I
should like to speak to the constable
who found the body. Can you give me
his name and address?"
"John Ranee," he said. "He is off
duty now. You will And him at 46
Audley Court, Kensington Park Gate."
Holmes took a note of the address.
"Came along, doctor," he said; "we
shall go and look him up. I'll tell you
one thing which may help you in the
case," he continued, turning to the two
detectives. "There has been murder
done, and the murderer was a man.
He was more than six feet high, was
in the prime of life, had small feet for
his" height, wore coarse, square-toed
boots, and smoked a Trichinopoly
cigar. He came here with his victim
In a four-wheeled cab, which was
drawn by a horse with three old shoes
and one new one on his off foreleg. In
all probability the murderer had a flor
id face, and the finger nails of his
right hand were remarkably long.
These are only a few Indications, but
they may assist you."
lustra, If. snI Grecrson looked attach
other with sn incredulous smile.
"If this man was murdered, how was
It done?" asked the former.
"Poison," said Sherlock Holmes,
curtly, and strode off. "One other
thing, Lestrade," he added, turning
round at the door; "'Rache is the
German for 'revenge;' so don't lose
your time looking for Miss Rachel."
With which Parthian shot he walked
away leaving the two rivals open
mouthed behind him. '
(To be continued.)
Why Ht Wanted to Go.
Up at primry school No. 9 in Brook
lyn the other day, one of the boys pre
sen ted a note from his mother, asking
to be allowed to go home at 2 o'clock.
The teacher looked at him severely.
"See here," she said, "you've been
ont a great deal lately, and here yon
have a note to go out again. Now, we
can't do things that way. If you are
coming to school I want you to stay
here. What jdo you want to go out
"My mother wanted me to go to New
York," replied the email boy.
"Wouldn't Saturday afternoon do
just as well?"
- "No, ma'am."
"Do you have to go at 2 o'clock?" . .
'Wouldn't half past 2 do as well?"
"Well, what do you have to go for
. "Please, ma'am, my cousin's dead."
The expression on the teacher's face
wag wonderful to behold as she gave the
boy permission to go. New York Even
Malt B quests tt Then' Brain.
The Cornell Brain Association, of
which Prof. Burt G. Wilder is presi
dent, has received more than 100 be
quests of the brains of highly educated
people, as a result of the circulation
of a unique form of "will and teeta
meat," which be drew up and aeked
them to sign.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Comprthtiulve Review of tht important
Happcningi of th Past Week, Presented
In a Condensed Form. Which li Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The Philadelphia Times .and Pnblic
edger have combined.
The International Typographical
Union is in session at Cincinnati this
The Lead and Zinc News of St. Louis
says a merger of white lead companies
capitalized at 50,000,000 is being
formed. " ' ' '
After three days of fighting at Barce
lona, Venezuela, President Castro's men
were beaten, losing 60 men and Gen
eral Bravo, their commander.
Mrs: Elizabeth ' Young, the oldest
actress on the American stage, died
Sunday at the Actress Fund Home, on
Staten Island, aged 92 years.
King Edward's coronation was cele
brated by 41 American gunboats at
Caveito on Saturday. They dressed
ship and fired a salute of 21 guns.
The seventeenth annual session of
the Oregon Press Association convenes
at Newport, Or., Thursday evening,
Aug. 14, and continues until Aug. 17.
In the sedition case of the Manila
Freedom, Judge Ambler has denied its
editors a jury trial, saying that in their
cane the Constitution of the United
States does not apply.
The Philippine Catholic church has
been organized in defection from the
Church of Rome. Governor Taft, Ag
uinaldo and Departo de Tarvo, a mem
ber of the Philippine commission, are
Irish Lad won the great sporting
sweepstakes at Saratoga. .
Senator McMillin of Michigan is
dead. He had been in congress since
A tornado in Stearns county, Minn.,
Saturday evening did much damage to
farm buildings and crops.
General Corbin is authority for the
statement that Pacific coast army
headquarters will not be moved from
The San Francisco police commission
has decided to enforce its order of July
22, requiring saloonkeepers to remove
their slot machines paying cash prizes.
A syndicate of Americans, led by T.
B. Hoard, of Nebraska, wealthy cattle
man, will establish the first bonanza
wheat farm in Canada, between Craik
and Davidson. Forty thousand acres
have been purchased.
The house of commons has adjourned
to Oct. 16, "
The report of the comptroller of the
treasury shows national banks to be in
An advance in Erie stocks has been
caused by rumors of J. J. Hill's con
nection with the road.
N. C. Hopper , the Chicago amateur
rider, lowered the world's half-mile
amateur bicycle record, unpaced, on
the Salt Palace saucer track, covering
(he distance in 0:53 2-6. The previous
record was 0:68.
The British premier, A. J. Balfour,
has announced the appointment of the
following committee of inquiry into the
conduct of the Boer war: The Earl
of Elgin, chairman; Sir Henry Nor
man, Sir John Hopkins, Lord Esher,
and Sir John Edge.
Floods have devastated the low coun
try on the coast of the Black sea.
Thirteen men were killed by an ex
plosion in a mine at Bowen, Colo. '
A Viking ship, 49 feet lortg.has been
nnearthed -on the Island of Karmoe,
The expedition which started from
Vancouver, B C, to search for Cocoa
Island buried treasure, have returned
Lucy Hoving, chief organizer of the
Socialist party in Utah, was run over
by a horse and buggy at Ogden and
The Colorado Republican convention
will be held at Denver Sept. 4. The
Democratic convention will be held in
the same city Sept. 3.
Profepsor John Jay Watson, a well
known musical director and author of
many popular werks, died at Boston
Thursday. He was born in 1830.
- The various oyster canning and pack
ing companies in Mississippi, Alabama,
and Louisiana, 10 in number, will, it
is said, combine under one head,
with a capital of 2,000,000.
Wa Ting Fang, the retiring Chinese
minister at Washington, has accepted
an invitation t- address the local labor
union at Binghampton, N. Y., on
Labor day. This is the first invitation
which has ever been extended to a
Chinaman by a labor union in this
William C. Whitney, of New York,
has given a handsome honse and lot to
the physician who attended Mrs. Whit
ney in ber long illnses.
Tamers in convention at Davenport,
la., defeated a proposition to admit
women to membership and nrged taxa
tion of church property.
St. Louis and eastern capitalists have
organize! to build a bridge over the
Mississippi at St. Louis and new de
pot In the heart of the city.
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTERE8T FROM ALL
,P ART8 OF- OREGON.
Commercial an financial Happealnji of Im.
portancs A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our thrivlnj Commonwealth
, Latest Market Report
Seventy-five tons of hay was burned
near Gaston Sunday.
Two hundred and forty Salem people
went to Newport Sunday on the South
em Pacific's trial excursion. Other
valley towns sent good quotas.
The Baker City council has called
tor DKis to iurni-n ana maintain 4U arc
atrMtt lifrlira for aim VAftr frnm Nnvnm.
ber 1. The contract will be let Sep
The growers of Bartlett pears in
Southern Oregon will this week begin
packing and shipping fruit. Sixty car
loads will be shipped to Eastern mar
kets during the season.
Judge Boise of the supreme court has
rendered a decision that building and
loan companies in Oregon cannot -col
lect a combined interest and premium
charge to exceed 6 per cent
Fire completely destroyed the O. R.
& N. stockyards at The Dalles Monday.
The origin was parks from an east
bound passenger train. Several sheep
and GO head of hogs perished.
The Oregon supreme court hrlds that
a shipper is bound by his agreement
that property shipped is of a specified
valne, and cannot disregard the agree
ment and bring action for damages at
A. T. Keller, a prominent lumber
man who has jiist' returned from the
East prophecies th:it Oregon will have
2,000,000 population by 1910. He says
a great rush of Eastern settlers is just
The little folks will be delighted
withthe dog and pony show at the Port
land Elks' carnival. It is one of the
features of the Jabour Oriental Circus
Carnival aggregation which furnishes
the principal part of the amusement
feat'rres of the carnival.
Independence has two octogenarians
who do the work of men 60 yeais their
junior. One, Mr. Dickey, is a wagon-
maker, and each dav finds him at his
accustomed bench. The other is Joseph
Brousk, who celebrated his birthday
Friday by shocking four acres of oats
during the morning hours.
A new large gold dredger on John
Day river has started up.
C. A. Francis -f Mount Tabor was
drowned at White Salmon.
Machinery has been ordered for a con
densed milk factory at Hillsboro.
Forest fires are causing considerable
damage in the vicinity of Grants Pass.
The Portland Civic Improvement
association is making war on billboards.
A large amount of cement sidewalks
are to be ordered by the Portland city
Citizens of Independence have de
cided to give a bonus of $3,000 to the
first railroad building to that place.
F. A. Schracht, who was in the
employ of the O. R. & N. Co. for 20
years as a ship and steamboat builder,
died Monday at his home near Damas
cus. The marriage of L. Bush Livermore,
editor of the Baker City Herald, and
Miss Ethel Cox, occurred at Stephen's
Episcopal church at Baker City Sunday
evening. . ,
The Sugar Pine Mills, constructed at
Grants Pass, on the site of the old
factory are about completed and will
be ready for operation by the middle
of the month.
WheatWalla Walla, 8061c for n-w
crop; 63(56 4c for old; valley, 66c;
Barley-$17.75 lor old, $18.50 for
Flour Best frades, $2.t)53.60 per
barrel; graham, 2.953.20.
Millstuffs Bran, $15(910 per ton;
middlings, $21.60; shorts, $18;
Oats No. 1 white, $1.00$1.05;gray,
Hay Timothy, $12(315; clover,
$7.50(810; Oregon wild hay, $506 per
Potatoes Beet Bnrbanka, 75(3 86c
percental; ordinary, 60c per cental,
growers prices; sweets, $2.603.00
per cental ; new potatoes, lc.
Butter Creamery, 2021c; dairy
17018c; store, 1717Hc
Eggs 2021e for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12H
aiSc-.YonngAmerica, 13X14Xc; fac
tory prices, 1 D-aC lees.
Ponltry Chickens, mixed, $3.60(3
4.50; hens, $4.00(35.60 per tfosen,
11(3 11 e per posnd; springs, 110
11 t pet pound, $2.5004.00 per doe
en; docks, $2.5003.00 per dosen; tur
keys, live, 13014c, dressed, 15016c per
pound; geese, $4.008.00 per dosen.
Mutton Gross, 2SJc perponnd;
dressed, 6e per pound.
Hogs Gross. Ocf Jreased, 707Xt
Veal 7g8c per pound.
Beef Jres, eowa, SOSXf ; steers.
3"'w04)te; dressed, 708c per pound.
Wool Valiey,iiJ48ioyeni ure
fon, 8014e: mohali. 25826 poind.
PRESIDENT" . CONVENE U. 8.
SENATE IN NOVEMBER.
At Least Such b the Tenor of Recent Advices
':" Received ln;Wahingtos Purpose Will Be
the Ratification. U Possible, of a Reclp.
, roclty Treaty Betweea United Statu end
Republic of Cubs.
Washington, Aug 14. Advices re
ceived here indicate that President
Roosevelt will call the senate in extra
ordinary session early in November.
Ever since it became evident that noth
ing would be accomplished as to reci
procity with Cuba at the recent session
of congress, rumors of a more or less
definite nature have been in circulation
that the president would call an extra
session either of the entire congress to
enact Cuban reciprocity legislation, or
of the senate to ratify, if possible a
reciprocity treaty with Cuba.
A treaty with Cuba practically has
been prepared. It only requires the
finishing touches and the signatuies of
Minister Quesada and Secretary of
State Hay to make it ready for presen
tation to the senate. The president, it
is said, hopes to have the reciprocity
question cleared away entirely before
the regular aession of congress
BRIDGE THE COLUMBIA.
Northern Pacific Will Abandon Bi Ferry it
Kilama as Soon si Possible.
Portland, Aug. 14. President Mel-
len of the Northern Pacific arrived in
Portland on a special train from Puget
Sound about 8 a. m. leaving again at
4 in the afternoon.
"We are going ahead with our plans
to get fromjVaocouver into Portland,"
said President Mellen, in response to a
qncstion on that subject. "There will
not only be the bridge across the Co
lumbia river, but also one across the
Willamette, to give us a proper entiance
to Pottland. It will also be necessary
to tunnel through the backbone of the
peninsula between the two rivers. Our
purveys have just been completed and
we are going ahead carefully with the
other arrangements. It will take about
$3,000,000 to bring- oir trains into
Portland from Vancouver, and we will
not undertake such a large work with
out the most careful consideration. We
cannot bridge the Willamette river until
congress gives the right to do so. But
the Columbia bridge need not wait for
that, and its construction will go for
ward at once.
ADVISES SMITH TO FIGHT.
The General's Attorney Criticise the Action
of President Roosevelt.
Portsmouth, O., Aug. 14. Judge
James Bannon, brother-in-law and at
torney of General Smith, made the
following statement regarding General
Smith's retirement by President Roose
velt: "The sentence of the court-martial
was that General Smith be admonished
by President Roosevelt for his order.
President Roosevelt - seems to have
construed the word as meaning repri
manded. I have said it once, but be
fore I am through I will repeat many
times: 'The president has no legal
.right to increase the sentence of the
court-martial. I have advised the
general and will continue to advir-e
him to go into the contest with heart
an j soul. Under such circumstances
his army friends can do no less, for
they are more vitally interested than
he. Many of them are now impor
tuning him to begin action at once.
CONFIDENT THEY. WILL WIN.
Mitchell Says He Believes Miners Have the
But of the Contest.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 14. Presi
dent Mitchell states he has received
information from Pittsburg that the
strike of coal miners along the West
Pennsylvania ri.il road is about to be
settled, and that the men will be back
to work in a short time. He said it
was gratifying to him to know that all
such strikes were being setted. These
would enable the miners' union to con
centrate all its strength in the anthra
cite region and the West Virginia strike
region. Mr. Mitchell said he was con
fident that the Pennsylvania hard coal
miners were going to win.
BIG 8EA OTTER.
Aaimal Bearbi Far Worth $500 Killed by a
Aberdeen, Wash, Aug. 14. An im
mense sea otter was killed on North
Beach last week that breaks the record.
Nearly all the Indians from the Quin
iault reservation are out on the beach
bunting sea otter, and one of them has
succeeded in killing a fine one which
mea cured eignt feet and two inches in
length. This is one of the largest ever
killed on this coast, and will probably
bring the lucky native $500.
CHOLERA IN JAPAN.
Dresdetj Purgns Appear ia Several Dtie of
the Flowery Kinjaess.
Victoria. B. C. An. 14. A.r,lin
to advices received here from h.
Orient, the epidemic of cholera has
spread irorn Manna ami the porta of
China to Japan. Up to the middle of
Jnlv caee and deaitha la tha n,,n,i.
of 231 and 142 had occurred, the
largest number being at Pukooka,