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IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON", FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1902.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
. r. BLTTUK SOX, Publishers.
8 T. Blythe. E. N. Blythe,
Terms of subscription 11.50 a year when paid
Tht mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays aud Saturdays; depart! the
tame days at noon.
.'or Cbenoweth, leaves at 8 a. m. Tuesdays,
1 huradayi and Saturdays: arrives at n. m.
For White Salmon (tt aih.) leaves dally al6:45
a. m.; arrives at 7:16 p. m.
From White Salmon leaves for Fnlda, OUmer,
Trout Lake and Ulenwood daily at 0 A. M.
For Bingen (Wash.) leaves at 6:46 p.m.; ar.
lives at 2 p. m.
AK UROVK COUNCIL No. 112, ORDER OF
U PEN DO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridays oi the month. Visitors Cordially wel
comed. C. U. Dakin, Counsellor.
Mas. HekbY McOciaa, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. - Hood River
Union No. 14'.', meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Baturdavs in each month,
1:80 o'clock. C. I., t oiti.i, president.
1'a. H. L. Dumble, Secretary.
SACRKL, RKBKKAH DKtiREB I.ODGF., No
i 17, 1. 0. O. F.-Meets tint aud third Mon
ays in each month.
Mrs. W. 0. Abu, N. O.
Miss Ota Waliir, Secretary.
ANBY POST, No. 16, 0. A. R.-McetsatA.
O. I. W. Hall aei-ond and fourth KHtnr.lav
of each month at i o'clock p. m. All U. A. K.
members invited to meet with us.
J. W. Kikby, Commander.
C. J. Hatis, Adiutatit.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16- Meet first Satur
day of each month in A. O. U. W. halTatl
p.m. Mas. B. K.BHomiKKa, President
Mai. 0. L. Btkanahan, hecrt'tary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE N. 1U6, A. F. and A
M. sleets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. Wm. M. Yates, W. M.
C. l. Thompsom, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, Tt. A. M.
Meets third Friday night of each month.
K. U SMITH, li. P.
A. N. Rahm, Secret ary.
IIOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. K. S.
Jl Meets second and fourth Tuesday even.
Hits of each month. Visitors cordially wol.
corned. Mas. Moi.ua C. Cole, W. M.
Mai. May B. Davidson, Secretary.
LKTA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisans,
Meets Hint and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social: Arti
sans hall. F. C. Hrosrs, M. A.
Mrs. E. A. Bahmeu, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P.-Meets
in A. O. U. W. ball every Tuesday niuht.
C. E. Markham, C. C.
W. A. Firkraugh, K. or R. and 8.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. O. V. W.
Meels first and third Saturdays of each
Bionth. Frko Howe, W, M.
E. K. Bradley, Financier.
Chektkk Shute, Recorder.
IDLEW'ILDE LODGE, No. 107,. I. O O. F.
Meets In Fraternal hall every Thursday
Bight. W. O. Abu, N. U.
J. U Henderson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meets at A. O. U, W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter Gerkino, Commander,
SIVERSIDB LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meets first aud
rd Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Mrs. E. K. Bradley, C. oi H.
Mrs. H. J. Frederick, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Ft'llows' Hall the Drat and
third Wednesdays of each month.
F. L. Davidson, V. C.
E. R. Bradley, Clerk.
yy B, FRESBY,
Attorney-at-Law and U. S. Commissioner.
Makes a specialty of met work- Final
proofs in timber and homestead entries made
J)U. J. W. VOGEL.
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
Elver. Residence 363 Sixteenth Street,
Q H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
epeclallst on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office in Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or country,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, 81
Office over Kverhart's Grocery.
J r. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones : Office, 281 ; residence, 288,
SURGEON 0. S. d N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For IS Tears a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. 'Has had many years experience In
Itral Estate mailers, as abstractor, srarcher of
lilies and eaeut. satisfaction guaranteed or
pREDERICK A ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on Stat Street,
between Firit ftnd Second.
JHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
It the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Note, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM TARLORS..- .
W. B. COLE, Proprietor.
p C BROSiUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Fbone Central, or 121.
Office lloara: 10 to 11 A. M.j J to 3
and 6 to 7 r. m.
JJUTLER 4 CO.,
Do general banking business.
BLOW IS STRUCK.
Powers Seize Venezuelan Warships Ulti
matum Sent to Castro.
Caracas, Dec. 11. At 4 o'clock yes
terday afternoon the combined German
and British fleet seized and towed out
side the harbor of La Guayara all the
vessels which were then there. These
were the warships General Crespo,
ToIubio, Oasutn and Margaiita. The
ships were manned by 390 men.
The news of the capture of the war
veseelB is not yet generally known in
the capital. Great excitement will
undoubtedly prevail when it is an
nounced. Ultimatum Sent by Courier.
Caracas, Dec. 11. It ia said on good
authority that the captain of the Brit
ish cruiser Retribution yesterday after
noon cent a special courier from La
Guayra to Caracas with an ultimatum
for compliance with the note deposited
by the British and German ministers
at the home of the foreign minister be
fore their departure for Caracas. It is
aid that the note gives a maximum of
48 hours in which Venezuela is to ac
The note, it ia said, requests the
immediate cash payment of $34,000
each to Great Britain and Germany
for the settlement of claimi arising
from past revolutions, by a mixed
tribunal, the same as the last agree
ment made with France.
FOR ALASKA CABLE.
Secretary Root Recommends an All
Wasbintgon, Dec. 11. "1 wish to
call attention to the importance of a
cable between the nortb western coast
of the statu of Washington and the
southern point of our Alaskan terri
tory, so as to connect the telegraph
system of the United States with the
telegraph system in Alaska.
'The government of the United States
is maintaining troops in Alaska at
various points. It is responsible for
the maintenance of order. Disturb
ances are always liable to occur in new
milling camps, and there is always a
possibility of their occurring along a
iroutier line. Our only present means
of communicating by telegraph with
our officers, or with anyone concerned
in the government of Alaska, is over
the Canadian land lines."
So says Secretary Root in his annual
report to the president. And be it
remembered, Secretary Root generally
gets what he goes after. The necessity
for an all-American telegraph line to
Alaska is recognized by many men in
congress, and its importance, in view
of the recent completion of an extensive
military system in Alaska, is all the
more apparent at this time. It is
doubtful whether an appropriation will
be made at the present session for a
cable such as the secretary advocates,
although, if proper estimates are sub
mitted later, an appropriation may be
provided in one of the regular supply
HEAD TAX IS RAISED.
Senate Making Good Progress With Im
Washington, Dec. 11. The senate
committee yesterday adopted all the
committee amendments to the immi
gration bill, with the exception of one
prescribing an educational test, and
also the action of the committee in
striking out section 36 of the bill pro
tiibiting the sale of intoxicants within
the Capitol building, and then laid
aside the bill until today to pass a
number of unobjected pension bills.
The amendment fixing a (3 head tax
on each immigrant coming into the
United States furnished the principal
topic for debate. It was discussed at
length by Galliner, Hoar, Fairbanks,
Penrose, Lodge ai.d Foraker, and final
ly was agreed to. The committee
amendment making the tax a lien on
the property of the transportation lines
bringing aliens to the United States
was disagreed to.
An amendment by Lodge was adopted,
providing that the head tax shall not
be levied on aliens in transit through
the United States, or to aliens once ad
mitted to have paid the tax.
Section 3, prescribing an educational
test, was passed over temporarily.
Section 36 of the bill, prohibiting
the rale of intoxicants withiu the limits
of the Capitol building, which was
stricken out by the senate committee,
was passed over temporarily. e
WRECK IN MISSOURI.
Passenger Train Derailed at Open Switch
Two Lives Lost.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 11. The
west bound limited passenger train on
the Santa Fe was wrecked at Rothville,
Mo., shortly after noon today, raining
the death of engineer Samuel Wise, of
Argentine, Kas., and his fireman,
Alexander Havelin, of Topeka, Kan.,
and great damage to the engine and
coaches. One pasi-enger was slightly
injured. A colored waiter had bu
arm broken and two other waiters were
injured. The wreck was caused by the
coaches being derailed on an open
switch, whirh the engine passed safely
when the train was going at a high rate
of speed. The train was almost de
Tannery Fire, Loss $375,000.
Ridgway, P., Dec. 11. The Eagle
Valley tannery was destroyed by fire
today. The loss on the building is es
timated at $75,000, and that on the
stock of leather acd bides $250,000 to
I3DO.OO0. Insurance ample. This
tannery is in the Elk Tanning com
pany's district, which is identified
with the United States leather com
pany. A Urge nnmber of employes
will be thrown out of employment. Re
building will commence toon.
NEWS OF OREGON
1TFMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS
OF THE STATE.
High Water Damages Eugene Woolen
Mill Minnesota Colony to Locate In
Lane County Ingram Wants Legis
lature to Aid Him Oregon Odd Fel
lows CeLbrate 50th Anniversary.
Albany is making Improvements in
its fire fighting system.
Elks throughout the state Sunday
held memorial services.
A slight earthquake shock ""was felt
at Grants Pa;s last Saturday..
Local meat dealers of La Grande
will establish a first-class packing
A colony of Minnesota farmers are
negotiating for 30,000 acres of land in
Lane county, '
The warm and heavy rains of last
week have raised the Rogue river to
the highet stage it has known for years.
A two days' farmers institute was
held at Lewisville, -Folk county, this
week. A good attendance was out and
deep interest manifested.
Fire destroyed the planing mill of
W. D. Flue, at Rainier. Loss on
building and contents, $28,000, par
tially covered by insurance.
Governor-elect Chamberlain is at
work on his inauguial address. It will
not be a long document, but will make
a general survey of state affairs. He
favors protection for public lands, fiat
salaries and a liberal appropriation for
the Lewis and Clark exposition.
The 50th anniversary of the organiza
tion of the first Odd Fellow lodge in
Oregon was held in Salem December 6.
There was a large number of members
from all parts of the state present.
The exercises were presided over by
Silas J. Day, past grand master, 1808.
The high water caused considerable
damage to the woclen mill in Eugene,
and was sufficient to scare the propriet
ors regarding the prospect of what
might happen if the water should go
four feet higlter, as it sometimes does.
The machinery has been thrown pretty
badly out of true.
Frank S. Ingram, who was shot while
Tracy and Merrill were making their
escape iron the penitentiary, and who
lost his leg as a result, and has since
been pardoned by the governor, is cir
culating a petition asking aid from the
legislature to establish him in a small
business whereby he may be able to
make for himself a living.
A poultry show will be held in Al
bany December 22, 23 and 24.
A masked man held up the post-
office at Springwater, Clackamas
county, but (.Mured only 60 cents.
The Northern mining and milling
company has been organized at Oregon
City with a capital stock of $1,000,000.
The board of trustees of the Oregon
insane asylum have added Dr. A. E.
Taroiessie as a physician to the medical
staff at the asylum.
The suspension of timber land entries
until they can be investigated is much
broader than at first account given out.
It embraces all of the offices in Oregon,
Washington and California.
Notice has been received at Albany
from the postoffice department that the
site for the Albany postoffice has been
leased for 10 years. The building will
be enlarged and remodeled throughout.
A scheme has been foiled at Hunting
ton to secure several large tracts of
public lands by fraud. The officers
were watching the case, and at the
appointed time of bearing the prin
cipals failed to show up, having re
ceived notice that they were being
Wheat Walla Walla, 7172c; blue-
stem 7P80c; valley, 74c.
Barley Feed, $23.50 per ton; brew
Flonr Best grade, 3.60(33.90; grab-
Millstuffs Bran, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, $23.50; shorts, $19.50;
Oats No. 1 whit, $1.151.17&;
gray, $1.12(31.15 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $10ll; clover,
$9.00; cheat, $89 per ton.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 6080c
per sack; ordinary, 80365c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $1.75(3
$2 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00(3
4.25; per pound, 10c; hens, $4(34.60 per
dozen; per pound, 10c; springs, $3.00
(33.60 per dozen; fryers, $2.603.P0;
broilers, $2.00(32.60; ducks, $5.00tg
6.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 13c,
dressed, 15c; geese, $6.00(36.50.
Cheese-Fall cream, twins 15(3
16Xc; Young America, 16K317X;
factory prices, 1(3 l)c lees.
Butter Fancy creamery, 30(3 32c
per pound; extras, 30c; dairy, 20
$22c; store, 16(318.
Eggs 2530c per dozen.
Hops New crop, 23326e per pound.
Wool Valley, I2(315c; Eastern
Oregon, 8(3 14 He; mohair, 2$2Sc.
Beef Gross, cows, 3(33 He per
pound; steers, 4c; dressed, 6(3 7c.
Mutton Grow, 3c per pound;
Lambs Gross, SXe par pound;
flogs Gross, 6M363ie per ponnd;
ZERO WEATHER AND BELOW.
Whole Middle West and South Is Suffer
ing Ceal Unobtainable.
Milwaukee, Dec. 10. The severe
cold is causing distress in Milwaukee.
The hard coal merchants of the city
were besieged by well-to-do people
throughout tne city who have money to
purchase fcol and other supplies, but
who are absolutely unable to purchase
hard coal at any price.
' Every applicant received the state
ment that there was no coal to be had
and that the very small supply in the
bins was destined for the people who
had ordered coal last spring, and who
can get it only in small lots.
One large coal company has closed
its offices for one week, and the others
are dealing out their visible anthracite
in quantities as small as possible to
their old cutosmers, that each may
have a little.
The temperature throughout the
state ranges from 10 above to 6 degrees
below zero tonight.
Destitution In Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 10. The cold wave
that bore down upon this city yesterday
reached its climax today, with a tem
perature at the zero mark. Today and
tonight the mercuiy remained near
Five fatalities from causes directly
attributable to the weather have been
reported to the authorities and numer
ous cases of destitution incident to the
udden drop in temperature were
afforded relief during the night and
Missouri Is Frost Bitten.
St. Louis, Dec. 10. A veritable cold
wave has struck St. Louie and vicinity.
At 7 A. M. the weather bureau record
was 15 degrees above zero. The sky is
clear. Today is the coldest of the sea
son in this part of the Southwest, the
temperature being close to the zero
mark. At Kansas City the Missouri is
filled with floating ice, the first this
All Through the Southwest.
Louisville, Dec. 10. Freezing tem
perature overspreads the country south
of the Ohio river to a line touching
Alabama, Mississippi and North Texas,
the thermometer in many places re
cording the coldest weather of the
winter. Rain falls in Southern Texas
and much snow is reported from var
ious points in North Texas and Okla
homa. STILL ANOTHER WEEK.
More Time Taken by Mineworkcra to Pre
sent Their Evidence.
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 10. It is ex
pected that the mineworkers will con
sume all of the present week in pre
senting to the Anthracite Coal Strike
commission their side of the contro
versy with the the coal operators. It
is estimated the employers will take
about 10 days to submit information
they desire the commission to have.
The commission tomorrow will ask the
attorneys for both sides to present what
figures they have already prepared, so
that the arbitrators may Btudy them,
and those who are not yet ready to
present their figures will be required to
make an extra effort to expedite the
work. The commission has no desire
to unnecessarily hurry anyone, but
feels that all interested should work as
rapidly as possible. The arbitrators
are dai'y receiving . letters of advice
from persons in all parts cf the coun
try. A majority of the letters make
pleas for the protection of the non
President Mitchell, who is a member
of the Civic Federation, left here late
tonight for New York, where he will
attend the meeting of the Federation,
which will begin tomoirow.
BIDS FOR TRANSPORT SERVICE.
Seattle Firm Names Lower Rates Than
Washington, Dec. 10. In response
to the advertisement of of the war de
partment, the Boston steamship com
pany, of Seattle, offered to supplant
the army transport service at the fol
lowing rates from Seattle to Manila:
Officers, first class, $100; troops,
per man, without subsistence, $25;
troops, with subsistence, $35; freight,
per ton, $1.25; lumber, per 1,000 feet,
Laidlaw & Co., of Portland, submit
ted no bid for officers or troops, but
offered to carry freight, Portland to
Manila, at $4.60 per ton, and lumber
at $11.50 per 1,000 feet.
The figures given apply to the return
trip from Manila, as well as to the
trip to the Orient.
In order to meet the emergency at
Seattle, and to provide quarters for
troops departing and arriving, the
Boston steamship company offers to
allow its steamer Garonne to anchor
permanently in the harbor as a tem
pornry barracks of 700 capacity.
Russia Is Dissatisfied.
London, Dec. 10. A dispatch from
St. Petersburg to the Morning Post
says the Russian government is by no
means satisfied with the Behring sea
award which the Dutch jurist. Professor
Asser, gave in favor of the United
States on November 29. It deos not
object to paying the stipulated sum,
but it objects entirely to the principle
of the award whereby Russia is not al
lowed to chase tresassers beyond the
limit of her territorial waters.
Proposed Holiday Adjournment.
Washington, Dec. 9. Representative
Payne, leader of the majority, today
introduced a resolution in the hour
for a holiday adjournment from Decem
ber 20 to January I.
TALES OF WRONGS
MINERS GIVE COMMISSION EVIDENCE
AGAINST MARKLE CO.
Mother and Two Boys Struggle Thirteen
Years to Pay Debt of $396-TestI-mony
at Times Was Pathetic, and
Surprising to the Commission Mine
Owners Have Little to Say.
Scranton, Fa., Dec. 11. Tales of
eviction from houses owned by C. B.
Markle & Co., the narration of the
death of a wife' as a result of an en
force removal from her home, and the
story of a mother whose husband was
killed in the Markle mines, and of how
she and her two boys struggled for
years to pay the Markles the back rent
and coal bill she owed them, were the
principal features of yesterday's ses
sions of the coal strika commission.
The testimony, as presented by some of
the witnesses whose lives are given up
to the coal miningi industry, was at
times pathetic, and surprising to the
commissioners, who listened to it with
The miners this afternoon concluded
the calling of witnesses against the
Markle company, which concern and
the conditions surrounding it have
been prominently before the commis
sioners since last Saturday. In the
absence of Samuel Dickinson, of Phila
delphia, and George R. Bedfoid, of
Wilxesbarre, attorneys for the Markle
company, who are reported to be un
avoidably absent, only a perfunctory
cross-examination has been carried on
by J. H. Torrey; of Scranton, who is
lepresenting another company before
the commission, and who had been
asked to take care of the interests of U.
B. Markle & Co. as best he could.
Much surprise has been expressed that
the company has not made greater
efforts to refute some of the seemingly
damaging testimony that has been pre
sented. It is expected, however, that
the company will do so later.
The attorneys for the large coal com
pany have nothing to say regarding
the character of the testimony hefng
presented, but those representing the
miners, are well pleased.
Mrs. Kate Burns, of Jeddo, was one
of the witnesses called to the stand,
and told how she and her two boye
worked 13 years to pay off an accumu
lated house rent and coal bill due to
the Markle company. She was ex
amined by Lawytr Darrow, and in
answer to his questions Baid her hus
band was an engineer inside the Mar
kle mines. The husband was killed
under ground, leaving her with four
children, the eldest of whom was a boy
of eight years. The company never
offered her a penny, but the employee
gave her about $180 to defray the
funeral expenses. After tier husband
had been killed she moved from her
four room house into one containing
only two rooms,, one room above the
other, and for the next six years she
struggled as best she could to get along.
She took in washing, scrubbed for
the neighbors, and once in a while she
was given the cleaning of the offices of
the Markle company. During these
six yeare, she said, bIio kept her chil
dren at school, and when the eldest
child was 14 years old she sent him to
the mines to help earn the daily bread.
At the end of the first month the lad
brought home his wage statement,
showing that the mother owed $396 for
back rent. The boy's wages for the
month bad been taken off the bill and
he came home empty handed. She
submitted to this and in the course of
time her next boy was old enough to
help earn a living and he, too, was
sent to the coUiery. Like the older
brother, the second boy received no
pay, his earnings being deducted foi
rent. The tears of the mother on the
witness stand were by this time well
ing up and when she added that the
money she earned for cleaning the
Markle offices was never given her, but
was kept by the company ofor rent, the
commissioners looked at one another
in surprise. She said it took the three
of them 13 years to make up the debt,
the mother's earnings from neighbors
being the principal contribution toward
the jutintenarite of the family. The
debt was cleared last August. During
the six years from the time her hus
band was killed until the time when
the first boy went to work the company
never asked her for rent.
Barrett Not the Man.
Washington, Dec. 11. During a call
on Secretary Hay the Japanese minis
ter, Kogoro Takahira, diplomatically
but firmly intimated that the appoint
tnent of John Barrett as minister to
Japan wonld not be as pleasing to the
imperial government at Tokio as that
of some other man. No formal protest
was filed against Barrett s appointment,
but the statements of the Japanese
minister were such as to leave no room
for doubt as to bis meaning.
Fatal Wreck on the Santa Fe.
Los Angleee, Dec. 11. Peter Ptter
son, a Santa Fe engineer, was instantly
killed snd two firemen were seriously
injured in a hfaJ-on freight collision
on the Santa Fe near Peach Springs,
Arii., yesterday. Both engines were
wrecked and several freight cars were
mashed. Only meager details of the
wreck are obtainable.
To Pay Cost of Bubonic Plague.
Washington, Dec. 11. Delegate
Wilcox, of Hawaii, has introduced
bill in the bouse to pay the judgment
rendered by the Hawaiian legislature
for property destroyed in suppressing
the bubonic plague.
THOMAS B. REED DEAD.
Qrcat Leader of Congress Passed Away
Peacefully at Washington,
' Washington, Dec. 8. Thomas Brack
ett Reed, ex-speaicer of the House of
representatives, and for many years
prominent in public life, died here
Saturday night at 12:10 o'clock in his
apartmenis in the Arlington. The im
mediate cause of death was uraemia.
A change for the worse was noted in
Mr. Reed's condition early in the
morning. At 9:30 he was given a sub
cutaneous saline transfusion in order to
stimulate the kidneys, which were
failing to perform their proper func
tions. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon the
saline solution was again administered,
about three quarts of fluid being used.
The heart became weaker and weaker,
but the patient regained consciousness
until 11 o'clock in the evening, when a
complete coma came on.
At the bedside when he died were
Mrs. Reed and Miss Katherine Reed,
Drs. Gardner, McDonald, Bishop and
Goodnow and the nurses. Dr. Good-
now, who had been in consultation
with the local physicians, was again
summoned from Philadelphia.
Mr. Retd a mind was in such a state
during the day that he did not realize
the seriousness of his condition: He
was cheerful and conversed with those
about his bedside. When it became
apparent that he would not survive his
illness, the wife and daughter were
notified, and they remained constantly
at his bedside until the distinguished
patient breathed his last. With only
faint hope of saving his life, oxygen
was administered throughout the day.
Air. Reed passed away peacefully and
without pain. He was born October 1,
1839. The body was taken to his old
home at Portland, Me., today, where
the funeral will occur tomorrow.
CASH FOR PENSIONS.
House Appropriates Nearly $140,000 for
Washington, Dec. 8. The house Sat
urday pasted the pension appropriation
bill carrying $139,000,000 without a
word of debate, and devoted the re
mainder of the day to the passage of
bills on the calendar, quite a number of
which were passed. To prevent the
passage of a bill to prohibit the mili
tary bands from engaging in competi
tion with private bands, W. A. Smith.
of Michigan, made the point of no quo
rum, and the house thereupon ad
journed. It was agreed that the Lon
don dock charge bill should be consid
ered and voted upon today.
On the call of committees bills were
passed to readjust the time fur holding
couit in the Western judicial district of
Texas; to confer jurisdiction upon the
circuit court and district courts of South
Dakota in certain Indian cases; to
create a new division of the Western
judicial district of Missouri; to incor
porate the society of military surgeons;
to increase the maximum period in
which livestock can be confined in cars
without unloading from 28 to 40 hours;
to grant right ol way for telegraph and
telephone lines in Alaska from 80 to
320 acres; to set aside lands in South
Dakota as a public paik, to be known
as Wind Cave national park; for the
relief of certain settlers upon the Wis
consin Central railroad and The Dalles
military road grants; to incorporate
the general educational board; defining
what shall constitute and providing for
assessments on oil mining claims, and
xing the punishment for the larceny
of horses, cattle and other livestock in
FOR BENEFIT OF IDAHO.
BUI for Sale of Fort Hall Land Proposed
Washington, Dec. 9. Senators Du
bois and Heitfeld called on the secre
tary of the interior today and urged
that the department draft a bill which
can be introdued in the present session
looking to a disposal of the remainder
of the Fort Hall lands within the five
mile limit of Pocatello which were not
sold last summer because they were
held at $10 an acre. The secretary prom
ises to have a new bill drafted which
will permit of their aleat a more reas
onable figure, possibly leaving the price
to a department representative who
will conduct the sales.
The Idaho senators today called on
Hydrographer Newell, of the geograph
ical survey, to urge the early undertak
ing of government irrigation in their
state. While they made no specific
recommendations, they expressed a
preference for the Gdose creek project
in Cassia county, and the Mountain'
home project in Elmore county, Mr,
Newell assured them that early investi
gations would be made of the irrigable
land in thg state, as well as of the
avauaDie water supply.
Americans Would Hava to Pay.
New York, Dec. 9. Experts familiar
with the trade of Venezuela, nnder
normal conditions, assert, says a Trib
une dispatch from London, that the
customs revenues are derived chiefly
from imports of flour from Mie United
States and Canada, and exports of coffee
to the same markets, and that the seiz
ure of the customs for the settlement of
British and German -claims would in
volve the payment of debt through
duties levied upon commerce from and
Qrcat Tunnel Finished-
Cleveland, O., Dec. 9. The last
spadeful of earth that separated the
workmen engaged in digging the two
sections of the big waterworks tunnel,
100 feet nnder Lake Erie, was removed
today, and, after six years of oc ntioo
ous labor, the tunnel Is practically
completed. Its purpose is to supply
the city with pure water from an intake
crib five miles out in Lake Erie. Since
I the work began 60 Uvea Lave been lost
I through explosions and other accidents.
ENGLAND AND GERMANY SEND FINAL
WARNING TO VENEZUELA.
Warships Are Assembling on Her Coast
After Presenting Ultimatums the
Ministers at Caracas Went on Board
the Warships of Their Respective Na-tlons-Ouns
Will Talk Next.
London, Dec. 10. Great Britain and
Germany have presented ultimatums
to Venezuela, which will be followed
up by the seizure of the customs unless
a satisfactory settlement is forthcoming
within a brief period. The ultimatums
have a time limit, but the exact date
cannot be ascertained here. The for
eign office states with regard to the
"It ia a reasonable time in which
Venezuela can satisfy the injured gov
ernments. Both notes are practically
identical, although the amounts of the
claims differ. The notes merely re
iterate the continued disregard by the
Venezuelan government of all oar rep
resentatives, specify their claims and
demand immediate action on the part
of President Castro's government in
The British government's case is
practically identical with the state
ments made in previous dispatches
from London, in which it was flist
announced that the action was con
templated. The foreign office says:
"lhere is not the slightest desire to
coerce Venezuela, and if any answer
nan peen made to our repeated protests
and demands, no such action as now
taken would have been proceeded with.
It was the persistent and insulting dis
regard of all representations which
compelled us to move. It is now too
late in the day for anything but purely
diplomatic arrangements for the satis
faction of our interests. When the
fleets have assembled there is scarcely
time to deal with bankers and a finan
cial settlement, which should have
been suggested long ago and would
have been welcomed by both Germany
and ourselves. However,' any bona
fide proposition will receive careful at
tention. Reconstruction in commer
cial affairs is always better than liqui
dation and, if the reconstruction of the
V n izuelan finances can be accom
plished to the satisfaction of our diplo
matic claims and individual losses, both 1
Germany and Great Britain will have
achieved their ends."
Ministers Leave Caracas.
Caracas, Deo. 10. The British min
ister, W. H. D. Haggard, and the Ger
man charge d'affaires, Von Pilgrim
Hbltazzi, left Caracas at 3 o'clock this
afternoon for La Guayra, where Minis
ter Haggard went on board the British
cruiser Retribution and Herr von
Pilgrim-Baltazzi boarded the German
cruiser Vineta. Both the British and
the German legations have been closed.
Yesterday afternoon the British min
ister and the German charge d'affaires
deposited at the private residence of
the foreign minister, Lopez Barralet,
sepaiate demands; the British demand
being for the settlement of claims and
other matters arising out of the last
revolutions, and the German demand
being for the payment of the interest
on the German loans and other claims.
The demands are without any specifica
tion as to the time given for an answer,
but they are in the form of an ultima
tum. Yesterday and today being festivals
in Caracas, all the public offices are
closed, and it is impos ible to see any
one in authority regarding the depart
ure oi tiie ministers. The handing in
of a demand of such a nature at the pri
vate residence o( a minister, forgetting
all diplomatic rules, is believed in
some quarters to be without precedent.
The actual situation is incomprehensi
ble here. Up to this morning no one
appeared to know anything about the
Anglo-German projected demonstration.
The foreign minister said that he con
sidered a menace on the part of
Germany to be inadmissible, and that
any threat would be only "ballon
d'essai." As for England, said the.
minister, she bad no grounds for ag
gression. To Lay Cable This Week.
San Francisco, Dec. 10. Clarence
Mackay, president of the Postal Tele
graph company, Vice President Baker
and Vice President Ward, of the Com
mercial Cable company, arrived here
tonight. They said they came to wit
ness the beginning of the laying of the
cable to Honolulu, and expected that
event to take place the latter part of
this week. Mr. Mackay said he be
lieved the branch from Honolulu to
Yokohama, via Guam, would be in
working order July 1, 1903.
Can't Bring Nast's Body Home.
Washington, Dec. 10. A brief cable
gram from Robert B. Jouea, vice con
sul general at Guayaquil, dated yester
day, announced to the state department
the death of Consul General Thomas
Nast. The dispatch gave no details of
the end. Owing to the contagions
nature of the disease which caused Mr.
Nast's death, it will probably be im
possible for the department to follow
the usual custom of bringing the body
to the United States.
Oold for Mexico.
Mexico City, Dec. 8. It is reiterated
that a powerful New York syndicate ia
disposed to furnish the govt rn men t
with sufficient gold to establish firmly
a gold standard here. The sum named
is $50,000,000. Some bankers think
half the amount would be ample.
There is a strong sentiment for retain
1 ig the silver dollars, although giving
them a nominal value.
HOOD RIVER. OREGON.