1 ' 4 iJ1Hllt f;, Jr IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT." vol. xi v; 1IOOD RIVEll, OREGON,- FltlDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 11)02. NO. 28. ;f V',, ; .- i V'.-':- i t , j HOOD RIVER GLACIER rubltahed Every Friday by . r. Bl.VTIIK A SON, rubll.hers, S F. Ulythe. K. N. Blythe. Te m of aulierlption--ll.aO year when paid a advance, i THE MAILS. The mll arrives (mm Mt. Hood t 10 o'clock . m. Wednesdays mid Sjaturdays; departs the tunic date at ii'". n. tut Chenoweili, leavee at I a. m. Tuesdays, 1 hursdnys end KHltmiays: arrives lit n. m. For W hlte Salmon aah.) leave daily at t M a. m.; arrives at 7;16 p. m. From W Nile Hal mini learee tor Fulda, Gilmer, lioiil Lake am: (ih-nwood daily at A. M. For Hmgen (Waali.) leaves at o:4a p. in. I ar rives at 2 p. m. JOCIETIK4. AK (IKOYE COt'NCIL No. 112, OKDKR OK l I'KNPO. Meela the Second and Fourth Hilars of the month. Visitors cordially wel coined. C. U. Uaxin, Councilor. Mm. Ulnar McfllJiKE, Secretary. 0RHF.lt OK WASHINGTON. Hood liver I'nlon No. 14", meets In Odd Felli.wa' halt aecond and lourtu Saturdays In eacn monili, 7:ai o'clock. C. Ii. loi'MJt, 1'rosi .onl. Da. II. I.. Di'KBi.i, Secrelary. TAtJRKL RKHKKAH DKUREK I.ODCiK. Ko 1 W, 1. O. O. F.Meela first aud third Mon days In each mouth. Mrs. W. O. AsH, N. O. Miss Ota Walker, Secretary. SANDY FOST, No. 1, 0. A. R.-McetsatA O. II. W. Hall second and fourth Snlur lay each month at t o'clock p. m. All ti. A. U. Bieiubers Invited to meet with in. J. W. Hiuuy, Commander. 0. J. Hayes, Adlutant. (1ANBY W. R, C, No. 1(1-Meet flrstSatitr- day of each month In A. O. U. W. hall at 2 p.m. Mki. B. F.Sin,MAKKn, President. Mm. O. U Mtranahan, Secretary. 1OOI RIVER I.OIK1E No. 1115, A. F. and A Jl M.- Meels Saturday evening on or before tu b full moon. Wm. M. Yates, W. M. C. 1). Thompson, Secretary. II OOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 'il, R. A. M.- Mcet third Friday mtrtic of each mouth. JL. 1m OMIIU, II. r. A. N. Rama, Secretary. - IIOOD RIVKR CHAPTER, No. 23, O. K. 8. 11 Meet aecond and fourth Tuesday even, iiiga of each mouth. V niton ro.diaily wjl. coined. Hk, Moixia V. COI.K, VV. M. Mas. MaT B. Daviukon, Secretary. Ol.KTA AKSKMBLY No. 103. United Autumns, -MeeU hmand third edmtilH.vs, work; around and fourth Wedneadaya locial: Aril tana ball. F. ('. liKosus, M. A. Mh. K. A. Bakkkh, Secretary. WAUCOMA I.OIKiE, No. SU, K, of I'.-Mceta III A. O. U. W. hall every Tiiesilav nlsliu C. K. Mabkham, C. C. W. A. Firbhauou, K. or R. and S. KIVERBIDF. I-ODGl!, No. 68, A. O. I', W. Mceu tlrat and third Hmurdaya of each month. Fkku Howe, W, M. K. R. BitAni.itY, Financier. Chkbtkr Khuti, Recorder. . DI,EWIU)E LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F. Meeta iu Fraternal hall every Thnrmlay Dlfjht. W. O. Ash, N. U. J. U Hkndrkron, Secretary HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M mecta at A. 0. V, W. hull on the tlrat and third Krldaya of each niolilh. WaLtkb tiKRKiNO, Commander. KIVERSIPE LODGE NO. 40, DEARER OF HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meeta first aud ' third Saturdaya at F. M. Mrs. E. R. Bradley, C. ol II. Mrs. H. J. Frederick, Recorder. HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A., meets in Odd Fellows' Hall the Drat and third VYednebdaya oi each month. Jf. L. iMVimoK, V. C. E. R. Bradley. Clerk. y B. PRESBY, Attorney-at-Law and II. S. Commissioner. Ut.ldendale, Wash. Makea a apeclalty of land oflice work. Final liroofa in timber aud homestead entries made before hlin. J)R. J. W. VOGEL. CCULIST. Will make regular monthly vlslta to Hood lilvor. Residence 863 Sixteenth Street, I'ortland, Oregon. Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D. DENTIST. Bpeclallat on Crown and Bridge Work. Telephones Oflice, 281; residence, 94. Office In Langille bid. Hood Ulver, Oregon. JJR. K. T.CARNS, Dentist. Cold crowns and bridge work and aHklndaof Up-to-DaU Dentistrj. HOOD RIVKR OREGON JJ L.DUMBLE, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Bucceasor to Dr. H. f. Shaw. Calla prom idly answered In town or country, Day or Nlirlil. Telephone!: Residence, 81 ; Office, 83. Office over Everhart'a Grocery. J F. WATT.M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Telephones: Oflice, 281 ; residence, 283. BURGEON O. R. & N. CO. JOHN LELAND HENDERSON ATTORNKY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO TARY l'l'BHC and REAL ESTATJC AGENT. For 23 years a resident of Oregon and Wash ington. Has had many yearn experience in kral Estate matters, as atntractor, at-arciier of titles and ageuL batisfavliou guaranteed or Bo charge. pREDERICK A ARNOLD CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS. Kitinmte farniaheil fur all kinds ot work. Repkiricfi a apetrialty. All kinds of shop work. Miop on State Street, between Firat and Second. pHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY la til plao to pet tlie latest and beat In fonlectionertee, Candies, Nuta, Tobacco, Cigart, etc, ....ICE CREAM PARIX)RS.... W. B. COLE, Proprietor. p C. BR0S1US, M. D. " THYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Phone Central, or 121. Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.j 2 to 3 1 ... T I l gUTLER A CO., BANKERS. Do general banking basinet. BLOCKS THE CANAL. (,'nlted SUtei May Not Take Up Nicaragua Route Alain. Washington, Nov. 27. The cabinet meeting; yesterday was devoted almost exclusively to the consideration of the status of the reciprocity treaty with Cuba and the canal treaty with Colom bia. The bitches that have occurred iu the negotiations were discussed, as weie also the prospects of settlement. Secretary Hay, while presenting the subject of the canal negotiations, was not able to report that any progress had been made dur ing the past week. In fact, it appears that tho negotiations have come to a dead stop, and while no such thing as an ultimatum has passed, the precite situation may be described in the state ment that the Colombian minister here, Concha, has distinctly . informed the state department that he cannot, in behalf of his government, accept the last proposition Of the United States a basis for a canal treaty. Trie state department has already let it be known that it has come to thr end of its concessions, so (he chances of a renewal of the negotiations in the near future are not very bright. This state of affairs will stiujiilnte the negotiations with Nicaragua; and Costa Riaca for the alternate route, but it now appears that the diplo matic representatives of those coun tries are not disposed to allow them selves to be used to coerce Colombia, and therefore are desirous of remaining in the background until it shall be clearly established that no treaty can be made between Colombia and the United States. One of the statements of fact in connection with the Panama route which has been brought to the atten tion of the state department is that the original canal concession will expire in 1904, and it has been suggested that the Colombian government has that fact in mind, and is disposed to re frain from n aking a treaty now, in ez- iiectation that the franchise will lapse, and it thuB may be in a position to build the canal itself, or to sell a new concession. Such a Course wculu raise a very serious question between the Colombian government, the Tanama canftl company, the French government and the government of the United states as to whether or not a supple mentary decree extending the conces sion 10 years from 1904 was valid. SPANISH WAR CLAIMS. United Stales Took the Place of Spain In Cuba. Washington, Nov. 27. The Spanish claims commission has enunciated the principles by which it will be governed in passing upon the various demurrers which have been submitted to it in con nection with the claims now under consideration on account of the war be tween S ain and Cuba. The general basis is laid down that in ns-nming the responsibility which would have other wise been Spain's the United States is bound to pay all claims for which Spain could have been held. It ii further held that the insurrection In Cuba had gone beyond the control of the Spanish government and that it was not respon sible for damnges done to foreigners by the insurgent'!. If, however, it be shown that the' Spanish authorities might have prevented the damage done in any particular case by the exercise of due diligence the commission an nounces that it will hold that Spain is liable. The commission announces further that it will take induUl notice that the Cuban insurrection passed from first be yond the control of Spain, Bnd so con tinued until .the intervention of the United States. It is further held that ?pain was entitled to adopt such war measures for the recovery of her au thority as are sanctioned by the rules and usages of international warfare. If, however, it be alleged and proved in aov particular case that the acts of the Spanish authorities or toldiers were contrary to such rules and usages, Spain will be held liable in that case. This decision does not, however, i p (o the extent of saying that the recon- centration orders wete legitimate acts of war. There is to be a further argu ment on that subject. Kx-Senator Chandler, chairman of the committee, and Commissioner Msury dissent from the rules adopted. Called to Washington. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 27. General W.uke E.Wright, vice governor of the Philippines, left last night for Wash ington, w here it is understood he has been summoned by the president for a onference on the proposed Philippine legislation. It is expected thatgemril Wright wiil assist in the preparation of the bills which wiil be piesented to congress at the forthcoming session, among which will be one for the estab lishment of a stable currency and an extension of the civil service laws in the archipelago will be recommended. Big Coal Lard D-'al. Indiana, Pa., Nov. 27. Ry a deal coneumaied here tnlay, 6,000 acres of untouched Pittsburg coal land in Young and Conemaugh tow nships, this county, changed hands for a consideration ap proximating 1,200,000. The transfer of the ocal is but preliminary to the formation of a mining company w ith a capital to (2,000,00, which w iil begin in the sp'ing to develop the field and to construct a new railroad into the field. Fatal Locomotive Boiler Explosion, rittsburg, Nov. 27. A trainman killed and seven others seriously in jured by the explosion of locomotive boiler a Thompson, on the Mononga hela division of the Pennsylvania road today. Of the injure 1 all are railroad employes and none is expectel to die. NEWS OF OREGON ITfUS OP INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS OF THE STATE. Commercial and Financial Happenings of the Paat Week Brief Review of thr Growth and Development of Varlouj Industrie Throughout Our Common wealth Latest Market Report. Eugene ' baa secured an additional maij carrier for city delivery. The new electric car line from Gresh am into Portland will be ready lor operation in about two weeks. Burglar entered a Salem residence and ransacked the place, - securing a small amount of cash and some jewelry. Baker City will be compelled to re main in darkness for while longer owing to the ncn-arrival of the trans formers and street lights. A six-stamp mill with a capacity of 50 tons a day has been pcrchased for the Red, White and Blue mine in the Malheur district. The mine Js owned by a Boston syndicate. A number of cities throughout the state will hold municipal elections De cember 1. Considerable local interest is being taken on account of factional lights, prohibition measures, etc. The Baker City lodge of Elks has purchased a site and will erect a two story stone and brick building 60x100 feet. When complete the structure will cost about (25,000. Three prisoners under detention at tliA ponntv fall at ITn'nn. mada their es ape by sawing through the bars of their cells. I he prisoners were await ing a hearing before the grand jnry, two charged with assault and one with mayhem. - - The Oregon dairymen's association will meet in Corvallis De ember 10' and 17. Cream separator and other dairy supply firms are invited to make exhibits of their goods. Addresses of interest will be delivered bv well known : dairymen. Special rates will be given by the transportation companies. The noted Bowden mine and Braden mill, situated near Gold Hill, with its water power, has been transferred to a cornnration cardial ized at 1500.000. The purchase pi i"e was "in the neigh- Dornooti oi f iuu.uuu. southern uregon is . coming to ti e front as a mining m n rv and J.Iim tvircliaflnra n th a mine are going .to put in n wand heavy machinery and do considerable development work. Albany will hold its regular city election Monday, December 1. Con siderable lo.:aI interest is manifested. The Methodist church in Oregon City is being raised high enough to permit of a store room being built on the ground floor. This arrangement will bring the church people about (150 per m nth. The heavy rains have washed out a large portion of the dam of the Condor water and power company, at Yolo. Eighty men of the crew have been laid off and work is practically abandoned for the winter. The farmers of Linn county will fco'd a farmers' institute November 28 and 29, under the auspices of the experi ment department of the Oregon agri cultural collge. The meeting will be held at Grange Hall No. 10, near Al bany. The tides of the past few days have done many thousand dollars' worth of damage to the diked lands on Young's river and the Lewis and Clark. How much cannot yet be estimated, but it is believed that it will reach at least (10,000. Three weeks ago J. J. Jackson, a Negro charged with breaking open a fieigbt car at Huntington in August, sawed through the bars in the county jail and escaped. The fact was only made public a few days ago. Jack son's trial was scheduled for next week. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 7172;; bine stem 777Pc; valley, 74)i75c. Barley Feed, (23 50 per ton; brew ing, (24 03. Flour Best grade, 3.6003.75. grah am, (3.203.60. . Millstuffs Bran, (19.00 per ton; middlings, (23.50; shorts, (19.50; chop, (18. Oats No. 1 white, (1.18(9 l.ntf: gray, 1.12'1.15 per cental. Hay Timothy, (10(911;' clover, (9.00; cheat, (89 per ton. . - Potatoes Best Burbanks, 6080 per sack; ordinary, 50(J55c per cental, growers' prices; Merced sweets, $1.75(3 2 per cental. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50(3 4.25; per pourd, 10c; hens, (4(94.50 per doxen; per pound, 11c; springs, (3.00 (83.50 per doren; fryers, (2.503.C0; broilers, $2.00(2.50; ducks, $4.503 8.00 fet doven ; turkeys, yonng, 12H lsc; geese, (.OO(a6.50 per dozen. Cheese Full cream, twins. 15 16c; Young America, 16m17 factory prices, 11 k'c less. Buttei' Fancy creamery, 30 32V per pound; extras, 30c; dairy, 20 22)ic; store, 15(J18. Eggs 25(t30c per doren. - Hops New crop, 23f2fic per ponnd Wool-Valley, 12X31Sc; Eastern Oregon, 814Hc; mohair, 2628c. Beef Groas, cows, 3(33 per pound; steers, 4c; dressed, 6(3 7c. Veal-7h8Hs. Mutton Grow, 3c per pound; dreseed, 6c. Lambs Gross, S)o per ponnd; dreaeed, IH& Hogs Gross, I V8 )c per ponnd ; dressed, 77c PHILIPPINES WANT GOLD. Fluctuations of Silver Seriously Interfere ' In Transaction of Business. Manila, Nov. 26 Silver Las suffered another decline in talue. The govern ment has issued a proclamation making the official rate (2.60 for (1 gold. The 1 Hornier rate was (2.50. - The possibility of the adoption by the Straits settlements of a gold stand ard, and the reports enrrent that Mexi co is about to abandon the silver stand ard, have greatly weakened the Indian and Asiatic silver market. Large quan tities of Mexican f.lvei are coming here from China, as it is believed that much gold is being circulated here on account , of government expenditures. The fuct is that American trade is going to China, and the losses in silver are seri ously affecting thejinsular treasury and business interests generally. The rap idly changing rates enibarrasa the busi ness houses, making it almost impossi ble to fix prices. The native officials are beginning to petition for the pay ment of salaries in gold, and the de mand for stable curency is universal. The secretary of finance says: "There is nothing to indicate a more hopeful future (or the currency ques tion. It will probably be as bad as now, if not worse, until congress acts aud gives us a stable currency." CLEARED THE FREIQHT YARDS. Pittsburg Switchmen Sent Out 95 Trains Inside of Five Hours. Pittsburg, Nov. 26. After 36 hours of the most strenuous activity on the part of the greatly augumented forces of men and locomotives, the Penn sylvania railroad system has made a comparative cleaning up of its congest ed tetminals. The car movement breaks all records of a similar kind. It is estimated that 50,000 cars were moved in and out of Pittsburg. In five hours 95 trains were started for Altoona by the Pennsylvania, 20 per cent heav ier than tho record. Tonight the Pennsylvania tailroad yards are freet ham obstructions than at any time within five months, but the receipts of eras destined for Pittsburg shippers will, fill them up before tomor row is passed. The cars, will be moved in from the outlying sidetracks which, for 30 miles along every approach to the eit), have been stagnated with cars aden with all manner of crude pro ducts. In the yards of the Pittsburg & Lake Erie and Baltimore & Ohio also good work was accomplished, and tonight their terminals are comparatively close to normal conditions. Before 6 o'clock eight trainmen had been taken to the hospital injured at various points. QATHERI1NQ IN AT WASHINGTON. Members of Congress Arriving and Pre paring for the Coming Session. Washington, Nov. 26. Senators and members of the house of representatives are beginning to arrive in Washington preparatory to the meeting of congress next Monday. Most of the leaders will be here during the early part of the week, as the president desires to confer with them before putting the finishing touches on bis txiestae. Today's ar rivals included Senators Spooner, Alli son, Fairbanks and Bailey, and Speaker Henderson. Senator Spooner. suent so ne time at the white house tonight in conference with the president. Speaker Henderson expressed the opinion in an interview tonight that there would be little legislation at the coming short eeion aside from the passage of the appropriation bills. He ad'led, however, that the president would have the first inning. The speaker expressed his belief to some of his callers that a constitutional amend ment would be the only means of deal ing with the trust question. MORE MONEY NECESSARY. Increase in Prices of Building Materials Delaying Government Work. Washington, Nov. 26. The attention of Secretary Moody was directed today to the fact that it would be impossible to complete the buildings at the naval academy within the limit of cost fixed by congress, owing to the very large in crease in thj price of material. When the ' new. academy buildings were planned congress fixed the limit of cost at (300,000, and Secretary Long apportioned this sum among the various buildings and improvements. Since then it has been decided to erect hospital and a'so to do certain dredge work in the Severn. Captain Brownson, superintendent of the acad emy, who was at the academy today, called the secretary's attention to the fact that since 1900 tbs price of build ing material had increased on an aver age of over 30 per cent. This, he told the secretary, would make it impossible to complete the buildings within the limits fixed by congress. It is prob able that the secretary will call the at tention of congress to the matter in bis annual report. Major Reed Dead. . Washington, Nov. 26. Major Wal ter Reed, an officer of the surgeon general's department of the army, died here last night. Major Reed was sent to Havana to investigate the yellow Fever question, and it was largely through bis texearches that the deter mination was reached that tbe disease was communicable through tbe no quito. - His death was due to appendi citis, for which an operation was per formed last Monday. Ex -Queen LH In Washington. Wsshington, Nov. 26. Ex-Queen I.iliaokalani, of Hawaii, arrived in Washington lat night, to remain for some time. She was accompanied by her maid and by John D. Aimoko. She is seeking favorable action by con gress on measures for her relief. NEGOTIATIONS OFF COAL TROUBLE BACK TO COMMISSION FOR SETTLEMENT. Will Be No Private Conference to End the Affair, On Account ef the Independent Operators-They Demand a Full Hear big, and Assert Moreover, That They Have a Good Defense. Washington, Nov. 26. All prospects for an understanding. between the Unit ed Mineworkers and the coal operators outside the anthracite coal strike com mission came to a Budden termination late yesterday afternoon through tbe receipt of a dispatch to Wayne Mac Veagb, representing the Pennsylvania coal company and the Hillside coal and iron company, notifying him that at a meeting of the anthracite coal road men in New York it had been decided not to grant any interview to Mr. Mitchell and his associates, which had been suggested for Friday next. The announcement, coming as it did after an all day conference in this city between Mr. MacVeagh and Mr. Mitchell and his associates, attended part of the time by Carroll D. Wright, in an endeavor to adjust some details of the prop' sod agreement between the operators and the miners, completely surprised everyone here. from a reliable source it is learned that the proposition that the operators meet Mr. Mitchell on Friday next was made at the instance of Mr. MacVeash, who was no less surprised than Mr. Mitchell himself at the turn affairs took today. . From statements made by Mr. Darrow early in the day, the impression had spread that a complete agreement would be effected at today's conference, but when tbe meeting broke up Mr. Darrow read to the newspaper men in the corridor outside his room in Wiilard's hotel "a statement which made it clear that no agreement was likely. The statement was as follows: "The conference today was simply a continuation of tbe conferences held at Scran ton, and with precisely the same object that of trying to reach a basis of hopeful discussion for an ami cable settlement. Mr. MacVeagh has not been in Scranton since Thursday, and some matters have since developed as to whether a further conference might be useful before either tbe oper ators or the representatives of the miners approached the serious task of formulating a different agreement for their signatures." Mr. Mitchell, when shown the dis patch from New York telling of the ac tion of the operators, simply smiled and said that he had not asked for the conference, but that when be was asked if it would be agreeable to meet the operators he said it would. Mr. Dar row and Mr. Lloyd, however, were out spoken regarding the action of the op erators. Mr. Darrow said it was "now up to the operators," and that he would return at once to Scranton and on Tues day next would appear before the com mission ready to go on with the hear ing. Mr. Lloyd, holding in his hand tbe Associated Press dispatch, referred to the fact that Friday's conference had been suggested in order to adjust some matters on which there was still some disagreement. Yet," said Mr. Lloyd, "tbe same men who only last week wired the commission their assent to the general provisions of the tentative agreement, and upon the strength of which the commission adjourned for a week in order to, give tbe parties time to get together, now go completely back on their former action and call it all off We are satisfied to go before the com mission and continue the hearing." MILES IN THE PHILIPPINES. Found the Army In a Fair Condition The People Very Poor. Manila, Nov. 27. General Miles will leave here for China, Japan and Russia at tbe end of the week. Discussing the Philippines with the correspondent of the Associated Press, General Miles said: "I have seen 13,000 of onr troops, and will inspect more of them before leaving. I found them to be In fair condition. This is a hard country for campaigning. I inspected tbe princi pal defenses of the islands and some of the harbors w hich tbe government may fortify. I fonnd the people generally impoverished from the effects of tbe war and the pestilence which followed it, and I fer some may suffer from famine. The death of farm animals leaves the people no means of recover ing." ' Bread Riots la Russia. St. Petersburg, N01. 27. Bread riots are reported fiom the Ural districts, where thousands of persons are idle be cause of tbe closing of the iron works. The students exiled to Siberia have been granted amnesty, some uncondi tionally and some are allowed to return immediately, but are subjected to po lice supervision. The secret police hsve been increased by one third the number of men heretofore employed in that department. Mexico Oct ting Tired ot Silver. Mexico City, Nov. 27. The heavy advance in tbe gold premium has eausul great excitement in financial and bosineee circles. Tbe premium has' been rising all week, and has reached 171. It Is generally conceded that a gold standard cannot be long de ls ye 1, as silver fluctuate! in value so rapidly that it cannot be relied on a a ban's of cixiency. , FATAL WISCONSIN FIRE. Several Persons Dead and Property Loss Amounting to (525,000. Ashland, Wis., Nov. 25. The Wis consin Central ore dock was destroyed by fire this afternoon, tbe loss involved being about (525,000. In falling Ihe dock carried with it a cumber of fire men and dock men and a number of lives were lost, just how many will probably not be known for several days. A number of badly injured firemen were rescued from the burning ruins. The fire caught about 6.0'clock, pre sumably from a boat unloading lumber across the slip, and before the firemen arrived the entire or j dock, half a mile long, was in flafnes. An engine was run on the tramway as near to the fire as possible, and half a hundred men began tearing apart tbe timbers con necting the tramway and dock to keep it from falling with the dock. Sud denly the dock gave way, falling with a crash and carrying with it 200 feet of the tramway, tbe engine just barely escaping tbe fall into the bay. Sever al hundred people were onderthe tram way, but most of them escaped with slight injuries. As tbe broken tram way and tbe burning dock fell, fully a dozen men were seen to go down in the ruins. The wrecg fell into 20 feet of water. The fire is still raging and Murray's sawmill is in danger. The dock was valued at (500,000 and the ore at (25,000; L POSTOFFICE ROBBED. Probably $10,000 Taken and Daring Thief Got Safely Away. Chicago, Nov. 25. The Chicago post office was robbed of probably (10,000 today in a most daring manner. The robber made his escape without leaving any clew to his identity. Two regis tered mail sacks containing the money, which had just been picked up from two of the down town substations, were left in an unprotected wagon in fiont of the Masonic Temple, while the mail carrier went into the building to gather mail that bad accumulated there. The carrier was gone only a moment, but when he returned his horse and wagon bad disappeared. While the carrier had been in . the building the robber, who had evidently been waiting his op portunity, jumped into the rig and drove away. The rifled sacks and the horsi and rig were afterward found wheie the thief had abandoned them. The street was full of people at the iime of the robbery, but not one seems to have noticed the thief. STRIKES IN HAVANA - General Suspension of Business Threat ened by the Labor Unions. Havana, Nov. 25. The coachmen of the city struck today, and the street car men say they will go out this after noon, thus tying up traffic generally. typesetters have struck also. The street car conductors and motor- men refused to go out thisaftenroon, in spite of the notice previously given of their intention to strike, and several clashes occurred between them and the strikers. Traffic was not suspended. The manager of the street railway noti fied the mayor that the company's em ployes were willing to work, and de manded that they be protected by tbe police. The company being an Ameri can organization, the manager intends to appeal to Minister Sqniers, if the city authorities fail tc grant protection to the men. No newspapers were published today, and it is announced that the cooks and waiters will strike tomorrow. TWO DEAD IN MINE FIRE. Were Overcome by Gas While Battling with the Flames. Trinidad, Colo., Nov. 2i Two min ers have lost their lives in a fire which started in the Colorado fuel and iron company's mine at Engleville. Last night a severe explosion of gns occurred, which spread the fire over a consider able area. .. No one was in the workings at the time. This morning a gang of 15 or 20 men were put to work some distance from tbe fire, but tbe foul gas drove them out. Four men were overcome, one being brought out dead, and one being carried 200 feet and left behind dead. Two who were taken out unconscious have since recovered. Every available man is fighting tbe fire, but it is probable the mine will have to be closed indefinitely until the flames are smothered. After Train Robbers. Trinidad, Colo., Nov. 25. Word reached this city tonight that Guy La croix, the man who tbe officers believe led the gang that attempted to hold np the Colorado & Southern train near here, had been seen in the vicinity of Clayton, N. M., and at 8:30 this even ing a posse left on the Colorado & Southern train for the same locality. Special Agent Reno and Division Sup erintendent Rainey were in charge of the posse. Efforts were made to keep the departure of the officers a secret. United States Transport Aground. Manila, Nov. 25. Tbe United States transport Ingalla, with General Miles on board, struck on a reef while enter ing the harbor of Legaapi, Albay, Southeast Luzon, today, and is still aground. She is not in any danger, however. The weather is calm and it is expected the steamer will float at tbe next high tide. Communication with the shore is maintained. Ifthelngalls does not float at high tide, relief will be dispatched to her from this city. French Banks Losing Deposits. New York, Nov. 25. Tbe quiet ran on trench ordinary savings banks con tinues, says a Paris dispatch to tbe Times by way of London. Withdraw als since the beginning of the year amount to (21,000,000. RIOTING IN HAVANA LABOR TROUBLES RESULT IN DEATH OF TWO AND 32 INJURED. No Bread or Meat on Sale Carmen Did Not Quit and They Were Assaulted by the Other Laborersthe Strike Having Become General Order Has Been Re stored by Police. Havana, Nov. 26. As a result of conflicts of a serious nature today be tween tbe police end men on Btrike here, ' two strikers are dead and 32 other persons are wounded. Five of tbe wounded, one a lieutenant of po lice whose throat was cut by a striker, have very severe injuries. Eight other policemen are wounded. The police have the rioters well under control to night, and every precaution is being taken to prevent a further outbreak of disorder, and all the police and rural guards in the suburbs have been sum moned to concentrate in Havana. Tbe strike, which at first concerned only the cigar workers, became general this morning by the calling out of all trades in sympathy with the cigar makers. All the tradespeople closed their doors this morning, clerks, cooks and every class of workmen having obeyed the command of the union, ex cept the motormen and conductors of the electric cars, who refused to join in the general strike. Trouble began early by the holding up of the electric cars by the strikers, whose wrath naturally was directed against the street railway employes. Several cars were held up and stoned in the outskirts of the city, and the passengers were compelled to walk into Havana, among these being the British and German ministers. Several cars wdre wrecked and some motorjien and conductors were injured during the rioting. The carmen, however, con tinued running their cars until 12 o'clock, when Superintendent Green wood ordered a suspension of traffic. The employes were willing to remain at work, but the officers of the com pany, in order to protect the property of the company, deemed it wise to sus pend the service. Mr. Greenwood asked for protection from the civil government, but the authorities were unable to protect the public vehicles. The mayor of Havana and the secretary of government, Deigo Tamayo, had during the past week openly sympathized with the strikers and had given orders to the police not to use force 111 dispersing crowds, and under these conditions the polica were unable to cope with the strikers. The situation was approaching a critical point at noon, serious disorders having taken place in front of tbe pal ace itself, when President Palma sent word to the mayor that unless the city authorities could preserve order and protect the railroad company the state would interfere. The mayor then took drastic measure and issued an edict prohibiting crowds from gathering in the streets, and authorizing the chief of police to kill, if such action should be necessary, to preserve brdur. - A similar show of force early in the morning undoubtedly would have pre vented trouble, but now the strikers had become emboldened a id frequent clashes between them and the police occurred in all parts of the city. No bread or meat were on sale today, and a continuance of the strike will cause much suffering to the poor. The police fear that trouble may occur in the city tonight and a detachment of rural guards is expected to reach Ha vana at 2:30 tomorrow morning. Senor Tamayo has resigned the office of secretary of the government, but President Palma will not accept his resignation until the strike has been settled. The public blames Tamayo for his active participation in the strike, and say he and the mayor are responsible for today s riots, as he had openly expressed' sympathy with the strikers. At a political meeting at which Senor Tamayo was the ihairman, he indorsed the action of the strikers. NOW WORSE THAN EVER. Heavy Rains In Texas Delay Trains and Damage Cotton Crop. Dallas, Tex., Nov. 26. Heavy rains fell throughout North Jand Northeast Texas again today, and as a result the situation is more serious than ever. Rivers are overflowing their banks in many places and nearly all railroads are heavy sufferers. The Trinity river at Dallas is rising at the rate of one foot per hour. Tbe Texas & Pacific tracks are washed out both east and west of Dallas, and the Shreveport branch of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas is tied up. The 'Frisco is washed out between 'Frisco and Prosper. The rain has been heavier in that district than for years. Trains on the Cotton Belt are seriously de layed, and the Red river near Texar kana is on a rampage. Reports from Tyler say the strawberry growing dis trict has been seriously damaged. t In some districts entire fields hsve been totally mined. County roads have been damaged to the extent of many thousands of dollars. From Mallakoff re potts come that cotton will not be worth picking. New Trans-Pacific Steamer. New York, Nov. 26. The new steamship Siberia, one of the largest vessels that has been built in America, reached this port today, direct from the yards of the builders at Newport News. Tbe vessel, which is intended f ir tbe trans-Facific passenger trade be tween San Francisco and Hong Kong, bwsy of Yokohama, Nagasaki and j Shanghai, was built by tbe Newport News shipbuilding company for tLe Pacific Mail steamship company. POOD EIVEB, OREGON.