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"IT'S A COLD ' DAY WHEN WE GET UEFT."
IIOOD KIVEH, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY H0 1903.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
8. K. BLITHE, TublUher.
Ipniie o! subscription 11.60 a year when paid
The mall arrives (rom Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. VYeiinemlay and fcmurdaya; depart! tin
am das at noon.
For ( ht'tiowelii, leu veil at S a. m. Tuesdays,
TbuiMlHys and Saturdays: arrives at 6 p. m.
J-or White Salmon (Mash.) leaves daily at 4:45
a. m.: arrives at 7:li p. m.
trim VMiite halmuu leaves forFnlda, GUmer,
Tmut I.nke and Uknwood dailv at 9 A. M.
KorH nten (Wash.) leaves at 5:45 p. m.i ar.
rt at 2 p. m.
AK (I HOVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORPKR OF
l'KN 1)0. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridays ol the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. C. u. Dakin, Counaellor.
Mlis. Henry McGl'iiac, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142, meets In Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth fcaturdavs In each month,
I :ao o'clock. :. 1,. t'orput, President.
Dr. II. L. DUMM.K, Secretary.
1 AUREL RKBKKAH Dli(il!KE LODGE, No
It 87. 1. O. O. F.-Mcets hrst and third Mun
flays In each month.
Mrs. W. O. Abh, N. 0.
alien Ota Waikeb, Secretary.
1ANBY l'OST, No. 16, O. A. R.-MeetsatA.
KJ t. U. . Hall second anil fourth KaturJavs
w each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All (i, A. U.
Bjcu.ticis invited to meet with us.
J. W. Hiuby, Commander,
0. J. Hayes, Adlutant.
(IAN BY W. R. C, No. lfi -Meets Hrst Satur
j day of each month In A. O. U. W. hall at 1
JIks. B K.hhoihakks, President.
Was. 0. L. hTHANAHAN, Secretary.
1J00D RIVER J.OiKiK No. 1(16, A. F. and A
Jl M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
eai h full moon. It s. M. Yates, W. M.
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, K. A. M -Meets
third Friday night of each month.
K. L. Smith, li. P.
A. N. Rahm, Secretary. -
IIOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E. S.
11 Meets second aud fourth Tuesday even
ings oi each mouth. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Mas. Mou.li C. COL, W. M.
Mrs. May B. Davii.son, Secretary.
OLETA AWfSICMlil.Y No. 103. United Artisans,
Meets first and third. Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social; Aril
sarin Jisll. F. C. Bkosius, M. A.
Mrs. E. A. Barnes, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P.-MeeU
iu A. O. U. W, hall every Tuesday nbrhu
" C. K. Markham, C. C.
W. A. FlltSBA VOH, K. or R. and 8.
ilivbniua i.uinjfc. no. uo, it. v. u. " .
Jl; Meets first aud third Saturdays of each
inonth. rKKD Howk, w, M.
E. R. BRAPLitYFInancler.
C'UIHTKR bill' IK, Recorder.
1DLEW ILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O 0. F.
Meets in Fraternal bull every Thursday
night. W. O. Ash, N. O.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary. ,
TIOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
J 1 meets at A. O. U, W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Wai.tkb Gkrkino, Commander.
K1VKKRIDK LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets first aud
third Battirdays 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 Fellows' Hall the first and
third W ednesdays of each month.
t, U Davidson, V. C,
E. R. Bradley. Clerk.
Attornoy-at-Law and U. S. Commissioner.
(icldeudale, W ash.
Makes a specialty of land office work. Final
proofs in limber aud homestead entries made
JjR. J. W. VOGEL,
Will make reirolar monthly visits to Hood
River. Reiideuce 9ti3 Sixteenth Street,
, .. Portland, Oregon.
Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, M.
Office in Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JJR.IC. T.CAUN3, " '
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
J- L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Bhaw.
Calls promptly answered In town ot country,
Dav or Nlslit.
Telephones; Residence, HI ; Office, 83.
OOlce over Everharl's Grocery.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Ollice, 2S1 ; residence, 283.
BURGEON O. R.JtN. CO.
JOHN L EL AND HENDERSON
ATTORN EY-AT-LA V. ABSTRACTER, NO
'1ARY FUuLIC and REAL.
, EbTAlIt AGENT.
For S3 rears a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience in
Ileal Estate mailers, as abstractor, searcher o(
titles aud afeuU balisiacuou guaranleed or
Co charie. '
pREDERICK dt ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
KttiinBte8 furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a BpecialtY. All kinds
of ehop work, bliop on fctate is tree t,
between First and Second.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Tlione Central, or 121.
Office Hoprc: 10 to U A. M.j 1 to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
gUTLER A CO.,
Do a general banking business.
IIOOD RIVER, OREGON.
FIFTY PEOPLB BURNED.
Inmates of Big London Asylum Perish In
Smoke and Flames. -
London, Jan. 29. Half a hundred
insane pat ion ta w ere burned to death
by a fire at the Colney Hatch hospital
this morning.' The' outbreak occurred
in the Jewinh wing of the institution.
The flames spread with great ''rapidity
and before they could be got antler con
trol five wooden buildings were gutted.
All the efforts of the officials were
directed, to removing the insane pa.
tients, but the latter became wild with
excitement and so facie stricken that
not only were they enable to help
themselves, but greatly impeded the
operations fo thoee trying to save them.
There we e nearly fiOO wjmen in the
burn i ntr annex at the time the tire Was
discovered and moat of them were safe
ly transferred to the main building,
which was uninjured. Some, however,
escaped "and are still at large, render
ing it difficult to ascertain the exae,
number of those burned to death.
The ofHciuls admit that tiiout 50
bodifg have been recovered, but it is
feared that the full extent of the disas
ter is not yet known.' All the victims
were lunatics. Their charred remains
presented a horrifying spectacle. The
asylum was beseiged by anxious rela
tives and friends of tlie patients who
arrived form all quarters. Pitiable
Scenes were 'witnessed as weeping men
and women left the premises, after
ascertaining that relatives and friends
had perished in the flames. '
The nurses had a terrible experience
in trying to assist the insane people
who were so panic stricken that they
had literally to lie driven to a place of
safety. ' ; '
The circumstances accompanying the
destruction of the inr-ane asylum at
Conley Hatch have excited miuh indig
nation against the authorities.' It is
alleged taht, in addition to the lack oi
sufficient water supply and of adequate
fire department, the complex system
of locks, requiring master keys, which
could not be found when wanted, was
responsible for the terribhj scenes en
acted. ... ,"
VICTORY FOR SHEEPMEN.
Federal Judge Denies Hitchcock's Power
to Make Rules.
Salt Lake City, Jan. 29. Judge
Marshall, of the United States District
court, today sustained the demurrer of
the defendant in the case of the United
States against Frank Martinus, who
was charged with running a band of 2,
000 sheep on the Fish Lake forest re
serve, in violation of the rules formu
lated for the protection of forest re
serves by the secretary of the interior.
Judge Marshall states that congress 'has
exceeded its legislative power in em
powering the tecretary of the interior
to make rules the violation of which
would he a criminal act, and held that
the law was unconstitutional. The de
cision is regarded as one of the greatest
importance to Utah sheepmen. A
number of pending similar cases will be
thrown out of court.
The effect of Judge Marshall's de
cision will be to throw open to sheep
and cattle interests more than 1,000,
000 acres of the choicest grar.ing.Jand
in the state, which for the past few
years has been carefully guarded by the
government. As soon as the situation
becomes known, it is believed hundreds
of thousands of shiep will be brought
acrofs the line from adjoining states,
and the forest reserves will be covered
COAL COMBINE ENJOINED.
Detroit Dealer Cry to Dodge Law by
Repealing Illegal Rule. .
Detroit, Jan. 29. The Wayne cir
cuit court today issued the preliminary
injunction asked for by Prosecutor Hunt
against the Detriot coal exchange', an
organization of 30 local coal dealers.
The injunction restrains the exchange
from acting as an organization to fix
the minimum price at which coal shall
The fact was brought out today that
14 if the largest coal dealers of the city
have resigned from the exchange, leav
ing the smaller dealers to settle with
the law. January 9, at a meeting of
the exchange, one of the larger dealers
offered a resolution rescinding the
clause in the by-laws providing for the
fixing of minimum price for coal. It
is on this by-law that Prosecutor Hunt's
case is principally baed. There was
opposition to rescinding the by-law,
and when the resolution was voted
down the 14 large dealers promptly re
signed from the exchange.
Crisis Coming in Acre.
Washington, Jan. 29. The Brazilian
minister and Bolivian charge here,
called separately on Secretary Hay to
day to acquaint him with the position
of their respective governments in the
dispute over the territory tf Acre. It
appears that the sitnation is really
critical, but both diplomats assured
Secretary Hay that under no condition
would An e'ican interests in Acre suffer
beyond the happenings absolutely icci
dent to warfare.
'Cuban Treaty Extended.
Washington, Jan. 29. The president
today tent to the senate an agreement
with Cuba extending tbe time for the
ratification of the Cuban' reciprocitj
treaty. Under th terms of the Cuban
treaty ratification was required by Jan
nary SI, and it has become apparent
that the time limit was too short. Ibe
president also transmitted the Canadian
boundary treaty to the senate.
WHAT THE LAWMAKERS OF OREGON
ARE DOING AT SALEM.
Bills ol Importance That are Being Intro
duced and Acted Upon In Both Houses
Measures Signed by the Oovernor
Progress of the Balloting for United
The vote today showed no change,
excepting tbe appearance of George L.
Baker in the field. The result was as
' follows: Fulton 32, Geer 17, Wood 17,
Baker 5, scattering 16, anent 3, total 90.
The House Hale's bill providing a
fine and imprisonment for persons de
faalting a hotel bill with intent was
deioated. , - '
Representative Both's bill to relocate
the county seat of Columbia county
was passed this morning.
Representative Murphy introduced a
bill creating the Eastern Oregon agri
cultural college, appropriating $40,000
for buildings and $10,000 per annum
for its maintenance.
The Senate Kuykendall has intro
duced a bill providing the following
flat salaries: Governor $1,500, secre
tary of state $1,500, state treasurer
$800, superintendent of public instruc
tion $3,000, attorney general $3,000.
By request Brownell introduced a
bill to create a Btate board of examiners
for the purpose of examining and li
censing the practice of osteopathy.
Marsters' -bill, to provide for execu
tions at, the state penitentiary, was
passed by unanimous vote.
Price's bill appropriating $20,000
for an Eastsrn Oregon agricultural col
lege w as pasesd. '
Representative Gill's bill for a spe
cial library tax of 1-5 mill in Multno
mah county passed both houtes today.
Governor Chamberlain appointed Al
bert Toiiier, of Portland, to be expert
ta measure and examine printing in
the olBce of the state printer. '
The vote today stood as follows:
Fulton 21, Geer 13, Wood 14, scatter
ing 18, abtent and. paired 21, total 90.
In the House A concurrent resolu
tion was introduced today appointing
a committee to endeavor to have the
Washington legislature raige its Lewis
and Clark appropriation to $100,000.
Murphy, of Union, introduced a bill
to establish an industrial college at
Union. Other notable bills appearing
in the house were: By Shelley, of Lane,
to'extend the Australian ballot to all
city elections; By Johnson, of Grant,
for a portage railroad above The Dalles;
by . Robbins, of Baker, for a mining
' A bill providing for creation of the
ollice of state inspector of hops, and to
Ex the rate of tare on hops, has been
introduced by Mulkey in the senate.
and La Follett in the Houso.
Asjoint memorial was adopted asking
congress to call a convention for the
purpose of framing an amendment to
the federal constitution providing for
election of senators by direct vote of
Carnahan, of Clafsop, is in favor of
doing away with the poll tax law now
on the code of Oregon. The poll tax,
ui now provided, is $1, which is as
sessed on every citizen in the state be
tween the ages of 21 and 50. Carna
han's bill is to repeal this section in
In the Senate The senate spent
most of its time on what might be
called "legislative grind", or the second
reading of bills.
House bills authorizing The Dalles
to issue water bonds, and authorizing
Linn county to maintain a ferry at
Harrisburg were pas ed.
Governor Chamberlain today signed
the Portland fireboat bill and the bill
for the creation of an irreducible school
fund for Douglas county. .
The committee on agriculture adopted
a report that the "one-mile-umit
sheep grazing bill be not passed. This
action kills tbe measure.
Wheat Walla Walla. 75c: blue-
stem, 86c; valley, 78c.
Barley Feed, $23.50 per ton; brew
Flonr Best grade, $4.30 4.85; grah
Millstuffs Bran, $18(819 per ton:
middlings, $23 ( 24; shorts, $19(320.
Oats-No. 1 white,-t.l51.17X;
gray, $L12e(31.15 per cental.
Hay Timothy. $11(812: clover.
$839i cheat, $9(310 per ton.
Potatoes Best Bnrbanks, 60375c per
sack; ordinary, 4050c per cental,
growers prices; Merced sweets, $2
2.25 per cental.
Poultrv Chickens, mixed. HVc:
young, ll312c;hens, ll112c; turkeys,
live, 15(816c; dressed, 1820c; ducks,
$"(37.50 per dozen; geese, $7 8. 50.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 16s'3
17Kc: Yonmz America. 17'SM8c:
factory prices, llc lest.
Butter Fancy creamerv. S0(S32Wc
per pound; extras, 30c; dairy, 20(S
a'ic; store, 15l8c.
Eggs !2i25 per dozen.
Hops Choice, 25a26i'c per pound.
Wool Valley. 12(315c: Eastern
Oregon, 8iH!jc; mohair, 2ti128e.
Pef Gros, cows, 3a3'ic per
pound; steers, 4(ge; dressed, 7?4'c.
Mutton Gross, 4c per ponnd;
. Lambs Gross, 4c per pound:
Hogs Grois, 6Vc per ponnd;
d reuse. t, 77c .
TROUBLE AHEAD IN CHINA.
Revolt Now In I'rogrisa May Prove More
Serious Than That of 1900.
Victoria, B. C, Jan. 28. The steam-
ers Athenian and Tremont arrived this
morning from the Orient, having both
sailed from Yokohama and arrived
within an hour of each other. -
The steimera bring further news of
the revolt in Kansu, and one corres
pondent telegraphs to the Shanghai
papers from Las Ho Kow to the effect
that unless Tung Fuh Siang is sup
pressed the powers will soon find them
selves face to face with a bigger revolt
than two years ago. : Missionaries are
already beginning to leave the threat
ened district. A correspondent of the
Shanghai Mercury in Kausu writes:
"A crisis is imminent, and the offi
cials are powerle .- to act. The Taotai
is suppressing news. There is caupe
for grave apprehension unless Tung
Fuh Siang is suppressed."
Messrs. Rydbog and Soderstray, mis
sionaries, who have reached Shanghai
from Singan, having come from the in
terior because of tbe threatened revolt,
in an interview given to a German daily
of Shanghai state that Tung Fuh Siang
is gaining ground, and intends to leal
his armies to Singan, where he will en
deavor to make his capital and place
Pu Chun, who has been proclaimed
emperor, on the throne. Tung is him
self enlisting troops, and "everything
else points to the fact that he has gov
ernment support. Kansu and Shensi
are overrun by Tung's spies. All pro
foreign officials are being removed from
Pel; in correspondents also tell of the
threatened outbreak in the northwest,
and credit Yong Lu, the "real ruler of
China," as being behind the movement.
, A Canton correspondent of a Hong
Kong paper states that tbe rebellion in
Kwangsi is more serious than ever
known befoie. The rebels, 40,000 to
50,000 in number, have taken possession
of many districts and towns, and Pak
Ngai, Pak Shek, Sishing, Siyan, Hing
Yip aud Lau Chow are in their hands.
They are now marching into Yunnan,
armed with mode n rifles. The names
of their chiefs are Chan and Iuk.
The officials at Canton are enlisting
MANY SETTLERS AFFECTED.
Recent Decision In Nelson Case of Oreat
Importance to Homesteaders.
Washington, Jan. 23. Tbe decision
of the supreme court today in the case
of Nelson against the Northern Pacific
railway company, to the effect that the
United States holds title to all lands
along proposed lines of land grant rail
roads up to the time of the filing of the
map of definite location, and further
holding that no rights to any lands
within the limits cf a grant passed to
the road on the filing of the general
map, affects a great number of home
steaders who had gone on land prior to
the filing of the map of definite loca
tion, and who later found themselves
within the limits of the railroad grants.
These settlers will be allowed to retain
po.-session of such lands, and the com
pany must look elsewhore for indem
nity. James Hamilton Lewis was at
torney for Nelson.
To Develope Montana Coal Fields.
Butte, Monf., Jan. 28. The an
nouncement is made that the Northern
Pacific company has in contemplation
the development of 1,600 acres of prom
ising coal lands ying east of Red Lodge,
where the extensive fields of the Rocky
Fork coal company are be'ng developed.
These coal developments are among
the largest in the Northwest. Henry
Horn, tbe retiring asels'ant superin
tendent of the Northern Pacific, who
will assume charge of the Northern
Pacific coal property February 1, inti
mated at Red Lodge that such would
be the case. He would not disucsg the
matter for publication, however,
Lava Dust FalU w ith Rain.
San Francisco, Jan. 28. Small
patches of an extremely fine white Band
or dust were seen on many asphalt
paved streets today when the rain of
last night had dried. Scientists say
this dust must have fallen with the
rain, as anything like it was never seen
here before. " It is believed to have
come from the volcano of Santa Maria,
in Guatemala, which broke our in vio
lent eruption in October, and caused
tbe ruin of a great area of cultivated
territory. Tbe theory is that the dust,
being lighter than air, was carried
2,000 miles from tbe point of its ascen
For Lewis and Clark Fair.
Salt Lake, Jan. 28. In the senate
today a bill was introduced by Senator
Lewis providing for a Utah exhibit at
tbe Lewis and Clark exposition at
Portland, Or., in 1905. The bill pro
vides for the appointment of a commis
sion of three members and the appro
priation of $10,000 A bill wis intro
duced by Representative Wilson, of
Wasatcb county, providing for the ap
pointment of a commissioner of rail
ways, whose duty it shall be to estsb
lisblirh maximum rates, prevent dis
crimination and ace that existing laws
Silver la Down Again.
Manila, Jan. 28. The decline in the
value of silver has forced the Philippine
government to lower tbe official rate.
The new ratio is $2.61 silver for $1
gold, the lowest official rate ever de
clared. It represents a heavy loss to
the insular treasury, and the commer
cial bouses fe-r that further declines
will result in commercial disturbances;
Tbe reports that the bouses of congress
diFagree cn the currency question have
had a disquieting effect here.
EXPRESS TRAIN ON EASTERN
COLLIDES WITH LOCAL
At Least Thirty Met Death -Many Bodies
Have Not Been Recovered -The Ruins
Catch Fire and turn Express Was
Running 65 Miles an Hour Twenty
jNew xorg, Jan. z. ine most ap
palling wreck that has occurred in the
vicinity of this city in many years, the
loss of life being estimated at not less
than 30 persons, took place tonight at)
Graceland, near Westfield. N. J.,
the Central railroad of New Jersey,
when the Koyal lilue Line express
westbound, plunged at t p speed into
the rear of a local train.
Seven bodies only have been identi
fied, while 16 more, almost unrecogniz
able corpses, have been recovered. In
addition, it is almost certain that many
bodies remain in the wreck.
Immediately after the crash three of
the shattered cars of the local train
took fire, rendering impossible the res
cue of many of the wounded, who were
pinned fast in the wreck. Man7 bodies
are believed to have been consumed.
On board the flyer all the passengers,
though badly shaken up, escaped unin
jured, except for trilling bruises.
Tbe train which was run into left
New York at 5:45, and runs express to
Boundbrook. Beyond Boundbrook it
runs as a local. The Royal Blue train
left 15 minutes later, but travels at a
higher rate of speed and makes no
stops except at Elizabeth, and is sched
uled to overtake the slower train just
beyond Graceland, where the latter
switches from track No. 3 into track
No. 4 to permit the Royal Blue to pass.
This evening a freight train was
blocked on track No. 4, and the local
received orders to proceed on the ex
press track to Dunntllen and there
take the outside or No. 4 track. Short
ly after receiving orders the train had
to stop for a hot box, which caused
such delays that when it got under way
again it was due at Dnnnellen. The
train had just started and was moving
slowly, when the Royal Blue, traveling
at full spevd, which at that point
usually approximates 65 miles an
hour, crashed into the rear end.
The heavy engine of the Royal Blue
tore its way into the rear end, and at
the same time drove the forward end of
that car into the rear end of the car
ahead, which in turn was driven into
the third car, and this in turn was
driven into the fourth car from the
The fourth car-was only partially
wrecked, but the last three were torn
to. pieces. The engine of the Royal
Blue left tbe rails and turned over on
its side, tne engineer and fireman stick
ing to their posts and going down in
the wreck. .They are now ia tbe hos
pital at Plainfield. The engineer is
not believed to have any chance of living-
Just as the wreck occurred, an east
hound train warapproaching on track
No. 2. Before it could be stopped, the
engine crashed into the wreckage
which bad been hurled on the track,
but it was light s'.uft and tbe engine
brushed it aside and crushed part of it
under the wheels. The train ran its
own length beyond the wreck, stopped,
and, after ascertaining it had sustained
no injury itself,', proceeded to New
STRIKE RULE IS CHANGED.
Coal Miners Make Strikes More Difficult
Wage Conference Called.
Indianapolis, Jan. 29. Tbe L'nited
Mineworkers' convention today finished
changing and bringing up to date the
constitution and by-laws. The im
oprtant changes are:
The changing of the power to t vote a
strike from two-thirds the membership
of the national executive board to a full
two-thirds membership of the organix
atlont fixit g a uniform initiation fee ol
$10 for miners and $2.50 for boys be
tween 14 and 16 years of tgt; providing
free admission to tbe organization for
boys that are orphans of union miners,
and placing a fine of $10 on officers of
local unions that issue transfer cards
to miners that are, three months delin
quent. The convention adjourned this after
noon. A conference witu me operators
will be held tomorrow.
Defeated by Ladrones.
Manila. Jan. 29. It is reported here
that the volunteer force organized at
Boliano, Province of Zambales, for the
purpose of disposing of the Ladrones in
that vicinity, has been defeated and
that three Americans, including Mr.
Osborne, a teacher, were killed. The
Ladrones outnumbered the volunteers,
surrounded the latter and boloed them.
The Ameri ans died fighting. The de
tails of the affair obtainable are at
Mob Holds Up Coal Train.
Chicago, Jan. 29. A mob of nearly
500 men, women and boys held np a
Chicago A Northwestern coal train at'
Webster avenue, on the Vt isconsin di
vision, and carried away the contents
of five cars before dispersed by hepo-i
lice. Women led the attack:, uncoup
ling the cars and intimidating the,
train crew. For three hours trattic was j
suspended, while the mob increased.
to more than 1,000 persons.
A WATERY WASTE.
Southern Oregon Streams on a Rampage,
Owing to Heavy Raini.
urania rass, ur., Jan. 26. The re
cent warm and heavy rains have caused
the greatest floods that Southern Ore
gon has known for many years. The
Rogue river reached the highest point
in this city Saturday night that it has
reached since 1890, when the bridge
spanning it here was washed away. No
trains have been able to reach here
from the north or sooth since Saturday
morning, and none are expected befoie
some time today. Much damage has
been done the Southern Pacific all
through this section of the state.
Improvement at Ashland.
Ashland, Or., Jan. 26. Tbe storm
and flood situation has greatlv im
proved in Southern Oregon the past 24
hours. The temperature fell late last
night and the rains abated in the
valleys, while in the mountains what
precipitation there was came in the
form of snow. Streams immediately
began to fall, and they have been grad
ually receding from their flood stage
during the day, so that little further
damage is expected to result from high
water in this section. In this county
much damage has been suffered by
county roads and bridges.
Still Rising at Salem.
Salem, Or., Jan. 26. Tbe Willam
ette river last night registered 25 feet
above the low Water mark and was
still rising. This is the highest ttsge
the river has attained this year, and
there is occasion for alarm. If the
present moderate weather continues
for a few days a further rife of prob
ably four feot is expected in the stage
of the river.. It will be at least 24
hours longer liefore the effect of the
recent rains on the river's stage will
be exhausted, and nntil then the
stream will not recede.
RAN INTO A WASHOUT.
Engineer and Fireman Lose Their Lives
In an O. R. & N. Wreck.
Pendleton, Or., Jan. 26. Pafsenger
train No. 6, on the O. R. & N., which
left Portland at 8:15 Saturday night
and passed through Pendleton at 4:45
Sunday morning, ran into s washout
on a nil Z mlies east of Bingham
Springs. The engine was thrown into
Meacham creek in six or eight feet of
water and on top of it were piled the
baggage and mail cars and the chair
car. ine engineer, Thomas Patty, and
fireman, William Milligan, were killed
almost instantly. William Maxwell,
of Portland, a passenger, was seriously
injured, but aside from this the injur
ies were slight.
The wreck was caused by a washout
about two miles east of the new steel
uridge which has been built on Meach
am creek. The heavy tnows on the
mountains have been melted by a Chi
nook, and the waters were raging. No.
23 freight train passed over this par
ticular piece of road a few hours before
No. 6 and reported everything O. K.
RICH STRIKE IN MONTANA.
Free Oold Bearing Ledge 3,000 Feet Long
Which Yields $5 a Pan.
Butte, Mont., Jan. 27. A special to
the Miner irora Weiser, Idaho, says
advices just received there tell of a
most wonderful strike of gold made on
the Big creek about two and a half
miles east of Profile gap. The nearest
settlement is a place called Golden on
the Big creek. A letter from reliable
parties at Thunder mountain says that
Edward btamley and Edward H. Martin
and several others have located 16
claims on a massive porphyrized quartz
dyke which measures 3,000 feet in
length and is impregnated with par
ticlea of gold. A ledge 250 feet in
width accompanies the porphyry dyke
and it is also highly auriferous. Rough
pan assays made of the ledge show the
poorest specimens ' to assay $5 in free
gold. Other specimens show yellow
metal to the naked eye. Old pros
pectors declare the discovery surpasses
anything within their knowledge and
that $1,000,000 worth of ore is in plain
Better Than Marconi.
Berlin, Jan. 27. Professor Ferdi
nand Braua, of Strassburg university,
whose application of Leyden jars in
propagating electric waves is said to
have enabled Marconi to telerapb with
out wires across tfie Atlantic, has an
nounced that be has discovered 3 meth
od of product n electric energy of unlim
ited volnm?, and projecting it into
space in the form of electric waves, to
any desired distance. The new method
secures greater accuracy of transmis
sion through a more peifectattunement
of the transmitters and receivers.
Wrecked by Robbers.
Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 27. A Color
ado A Southern passenger train was
wrecked last night four miles south of
Waterville, Nt M., under circumstances
indicating an attempt at train robbery.
The train was running at a high rate of
speed when the wreck occurred. The
engine, express car and smoker tnrned
over. Four passengers were injured,
two of whom may die. All of the pas
sengers were shaken op.
Coal Prices Tumbling.
New York, Jan. 27. There has been
a further break in the price of inde
pendent coal, in some cases as low as $7
a ton f. o. b. being asked, while no
dealer was willing to bay at a higher
price than $3 a ton. In order to get
tbe embargo, ordered a few days ago,
taken off, tome of the independent
operators whose coal is carried by the
Lehigh Valley railroad, we-e selling
their coal at anything above $4 ton
at the collieries for delivery at point
between New York and tbe collieries.
ALLIES ACCEPT IT
MINISTER B0WEN WILL REACH AGREE
MENT WITH THE POWERS.
Blockade la to Be Raised Immediately
Oreat Britain is Willing to Accept 30
- Per Cent of Customs Receipts as a
Ouarantee for Indemnity, but Oermany
Wants 90 Per Cent.
Caracas, Jan. 28. The Associated
Press correspondent has just received a
communication from the British naval
officers at La Guayra informing him
that the blockade will be raised today.
Not Confirmed by Bowen.
Washington, Jan. 28. There is no
information in Washington to justify
the positive statement contained in tbe
Caracas dispatch that the Venezuelan
blockade will be raised today. Min
ister Bowen continues hopeful that such
a happy consummation will result from
the pending negotiations, as the latest
proposition to the allied governments is
regarded by him as an eminently favor
able one. He is still waiting formal
replies to that proposition from Great
Britain and Germany, and on these will
depend the question whether the block
ade is to be raised.
As indicated in a Rome dispatch re
ceived last night, the question now to
be determined is the amount of cus
toms receipts which are to be given as
a guarantee. Great Britain is believed
to be favorable to accepting the 30 per
cent offered by Mr. Bowen, while Ger
many is suppoesd to be insisting on 50
Minister Bowen declines to discuss
the question in any of its phases, nor
will he disclose what is the actual
amount of guaranty be has been offered.
With the promptness which has
characterized all its actions in the pres
ent emergency, the Italian government
has cabled to its fleet commander in
Venezuelan waters to withdraw from
the blockade as soon as the ships of the
powers do so. Information to this
effect was received by the Italian am
FOR CENTRAL WASHINGTON.
Possibilities of Qettlng Larger Supply of
water for Irrigation.
Washington, Jan. 28. An examina
tion has recently been made by F. C.
Calkins, of the geological survey, of
the possibilities of increasing tbe
water supply of portions of Central
Washington. Kittitas valley is one of
the areas in which irrigation is already
extensively practiced, water being
drawn from the Yakima river and its
tributaries. Plans have matured for
tbe construction of ditches from the
Upper Yakima, which will materially
extend tbe irrigated area to the east
and southeast in tbe near future. .
Attention as also given to a strip of
desert land jnst east of the Columbia -river,
now osed as a stock ranch, and
also to a portion' of the great wheat
growing region adjoining it en the
north and east, which extends north
ward into the Big Bend of the Colum
bia and eastward beyond the Idaho
boundary. As the district has an arid
climate, and its eastern portion is prac
tically without surface streams, the ob
ject of the examination was to determ
ine the practicability of sinking deep
wells as a means of obtaining water,
and 'especially to determine whether
artesian flows could be found. Irriga
tion from the Columbia, except to a
limited extent, on its . lowest terraces,
appears to be impracticable because of
the depth and steepness of the sides of
the canyon through which the river
, East of the Columbia river the in
vestigations include Crab creek, the
only perennial stream traversing the
region, but its waters were found to
be no more than sufficient for tbe irri
gation of its own bottom.
In tbe wheat lands, where all crops
are raised by dry farming, and where
water for stock and domestic uses was ,
formerly brought from springs, some
times at great distances, the possibility
of increasing the present number of
deep wells was carefully considered.
The information gathered indicates
that a supply of water sufficient for
present needs can be obtained by deep
drilling throughout the region examined
at depths of from 400 to 676 feet.
While there are no flowing artesian
wells, the deep waters are found to be
under pressure, and it is believed that
in certain of the lower wells along the
Northern Pacific road an artesian flow
could be obtained by proper casing. It
does not seem that any considerable
portion of tbe wheat lands can be irri
gated from deep wells, or that water
from this source for irrigatioa can be
fonnd in sufficient quantities in tbe un
cultivated land east of the -Columbia,
though it is believed that in this sec
tion deep wells for stock-watering pur
poses may be profitably sunk at some
Coal Tipple Burned.
Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 28. The
tipple at tbe Harris-Lankyford mine,
three miles west of here, burned today.
James Wesner was killed and fonr oth
ers were so badly suffocated that their
recovery is doubtful. Tbe mine has
only one entrance, and tbe work of
rescue was dangerous, owing to tbe de
struction of the hoisting machinery.
Twenty men were hoisted to the surface
by means of ropes. All were more or