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ITS A COLD DAY WHEN WB QET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1903.
HOOD RIVER GLACIERiEVENTSOFTHEDAY
Fvbllabed Erery Friday by
lffMil iuUcrlptUin II.J0 a year whta paid
Tbe melt arrlrw from Ml. Hood it 10 o'clock
a. m. waflnmdars and Saturdays; departs the
IMI eJS BOOM.
tor h.aoartb, leeree Ml, m. Tuwdayt,
Thurwl.vt and italiinlars: arrlres dtp. m..
Fur Whit Salmon (Huh,) Irarrt dally at l:tS
n hlte Minion Intn for Fnlda,nllmer,
Trout l.ahe and ilrBood daily et A. M.
lorBne.a (Hun.) leaves at&:4p.m. ar
rti.i.ll . m.
VAK IKVE OU'NrlL No. lit, ORDER OK
U I'KNi. IImii the Second and Fourth
Frtdarsof lb month. Vt.iturs conllallr wel
comed. ' C Banaira, Cjunnellor.
Mus Miun uu,wriirr.
0RIKR Of WAnlllSCTTON.--Ifw4 Rlrer
I'lilon No. let, imu In odd Fellows' hull
errond end fourth Hatuntays In each month,
J:) o'clock. '. L lorrut, President.
J. E. Hakna. Secretary.
IAl'REL RKRKK All ItF.liRKE I.KIXiK, No
J 7. I. O. o. F. Meets am and third lion
ait In each mouth.
Mm Edith Mo, X. U.
L. E. Jloana. Secretary.
1AKHY roKT. No. la. U. A. R.-Mretsat A
y O. I'. W. Hall second and l.mrlh Haturlars
ui each Month at a o'clock p. m. All U. A. R.
ambrrs in tiled In mm with us.
W. II. iKaar, Commander.
T. J. fl-KHmu, A'djutanl.
(1ANRY W. R. C, No. I- Meets drat Hatttr
I day ol earn month In A. O. U. W. hall at i
a. m. Haa. Faknib rUH.SY, I'renlilet t.
Mas. O. L Stbakabak. Hccrctary.
HOOD KH'KK I.OIA.K No. II. A. F. and A
M. rii Saturday evening on or before
ah full moon. . M. Yatbs, W. M.
C. 1. THoMlwm, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER. No. 27. R. A. M -keels
third Friday mslil ol aeh month.
U. R. I Airnsa, II. I'.
A. R Bwwibs. Secretary.
OOI klVKK (It AFTER. No.ii, O. E. S.-
atU awoud and lourlh Tuewtay erau-
mca ol each (south. Visitors roidieily wtu
ciHiitd. Mas. Mat Vats, W. M.
Ma. MaV B. rAVtlwox, Secretary.
OI.ETA AKSKMBLY No. 1M. I'nlled ArlUans,
Mevts rl end third nednralats, anrk;
errondand fourth Nrnwiti social; Aril
am hail. F. t. Hawics, M. A.
r u. HASMita, xrrreiarjt
iTAt'COMA I.OIHiK. Nc. SO. K of K-Mrtll
I In A. O. U. n . hall rirr Tut-adar niaht.
V I u t
I. 0. II. Jltia, K. of R. 48.
KiVKRMIHK UtINiK. Ko. W. A. , V. W.
Mraia Rril and Uiltd Katurdara each
month. F. U. BaaNaa. W. M.
E. R. Biw.it, Financier.
( nwtki liaiia, Kecurder.
IDI KWILUE MHtiE, No. )7, I. O O. F.
Meeta la Fraternal hill ererr Thurxlay
htahL tian, W. Tjoacwm, N. u.
J . U II axclaH K. nrlary.
1JOOD RIVER TKStTko. It, K. O. T. M..
J I tnerta at A. O. I'. W. hall oh the Dial and
third Frldajra of wh mouth.
U altkb onaaiKO, Coaimandar.
. E. WtutAMs Herreterjf
D IVFRflDE LOlHiR KO. . DKOKhE or
JV HONOR, A. o. V. W.-Meeta Brat aud
third Hainrtiar at a F. M.
Kati M. FtikhKRlt K, r. of II.
Mim Anna tairx, Recorder.
OOU RIVER CAMF. Ko. T.TOi H. W. A..
bhu la tMd Frllow.' Hall the Brat aud
third Kedaeadataoleach ainih.
J. R. Rhea, V. ('.
r. V. Daiih, llerk.
lt.H KM'AMFMENT No. . I. O. . F. -J
Kf taiar Bieeling arrond and fourth Mon
ttjtM ach month. W. O. AM, V. V.
S. U llaxoaa . Mrrlbe.
ittorssftt-Uw and 0. J. Coinlssionsr.
Make a epeetalty of land offlo work. Final
K'fa In ti tuher and bomeatead enlrtee made
jQR. J. W. VOOEL. ,
Win mas regular monthly yUlla to Hood
RlTer. Remdence au Mxteenth Street,
Q U. JENKINS, D. M. D.
petialM oa Cro and Bridge Work.
Ttlrphoaea: Ofllce, l; real lenee, H.
OBca la Laagtll bid. Hood Surer, Oregon.
Cold enmne end bridge wort aaj allklndi of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
PHYflCIAS AND PURGEOX.
ucceaae to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
CalU aremi-lly antwerrd la Iowa or ooantry,
par or Nlabt.
TllioDC: Raaldenoa. tl ! O dice, SI
Ootea over Ererhan't Grocery.
J F. WATT, . ft
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, M ; realdenei, X&
tl'RGEOX O. B- 4 . CO.
JOIIS LELASD HENDERSON
ATTORKET-AT! W. ARrTRArTER. SO
1ARV FI MLIC and REAL
For n 7 .art a realdenl of Oregon and Waab
hfWB. Haa had many rear experience la
liraJ E.ta:e matiera, ee aUiractor, ararcber of
HUM and eg"l hatudaciioa guaraaleed or
pEEDERICK A ARNOLD '
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
'.eUmatr famitbed for gJl kindt ol
work. Hepe.iriDf tpexialty. All ktnJj
ol ehop work. Pliop on tUt Street,
betwewa l int and 8corxL
AMrarta ForniahexL Iney Loaned.
Hil Hirer, CrrrRiin.
p C. BROSiUS, VI. D.
" rHYPIClAN AND SURGEON.
Tbooe Cwotral, or 1!L
Offioa llovra: 10 to It A. M.j S to S
BJxl 0 to 7 r . 1.
Do feoeraj baulking toaiaeea.
HOOD RIVER. ORE JON.
QATHEREO FROM ALL PARTS OF TKE
Comprehensive Review of the Import,
ant Happening of the Put Week,
Preeented In Condensed Form, Mot
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers. . .
The national debt wag decreased $3,
000,000 daring January.
Coercion in Ireland baa been almost
twndoned and better timea are in
The Alaska boundary treaty lira been
retnrned to the eenute with the clerical
Rioting among striking street car
men at Waterbury, Conn., continues,
despite the presence of troops.
William A. Wilson, who absconded
from Manila with f8,0d0 of govern-
j' ' "
LEVI ANIIENY, OF WALLA WALLA.
The Washington legislature elected Mr. Ankeny to represent his state in the
United States senate.
ment funds, has been captured at Mon
treal. Godfrey Hui.ter, jr., has been acquit
ted of the charge of murder growing out
of the killing of William Fitzgerald at
The breaking of an elevator cable at
Denver caused the maiming and bruis
ing of seven persons, one of whom may
be crippled for life.
Nine Union Pacific trainmen who
ran between Sydney. Neb., and Chey
enne, Wyo., ar under arrest, charged
with the theft of goods in transit.
Two stock trains on the Illinois Cen
tral collided, killing two men and in
juring 11 others. Five cars of stock
were consumed in tne fire wiiicn Drone
A movement ia on foot to cretae a
new state out of the western portion of
North Dakota and the eastern portion
of Montana. It is proposed to call it
Ex-Secretarv of the Navv Lonz shows
Improvement and may recover.
Senator Mitchell is slowly recovering
fiom bis severe attack of illness.
Binger Hermann baa'turned over the
general land office to his successor.
A Manila official ia short 13,000 in
his account! and has fled to Japan.
The railroad connecting Havana and
Santiago is completed and opened to
Th French chamber of deDUtieg is
unanimously in favor of a large stand
lun Inlaa JnMorand. the new French
ambassador to' the United States, baa
arrived in Washington.
Ora aaaavlnir aa hiffh as 150.000 a ton
haa just been discovered in Chicken
creek district, near Dawson.
Tha Pnltaii Statpa will bnv from
Spain the htvy guna now in place in
tbe lortincaiioni oi rono ruco.
An amendment to the constitution
haa been introduced in congress prohib
iting the holding of a fortune exceeding
1 10,000,000 bj any one individual in
the United States.
The district supreme court at Wash
ington baa decided that a Filipino may
become a naturalized citiien of tbe
Colonel David Phillips Jones, chief
engineer of tbe United States navy, re
tired, is dead. He was prominently
known throughout the United SUtea as
the father of modern engineering in the
Appropriation for Dallea-CeUlo canal
cad not be made this session of congress.
The Grace'-and, S. J., death lUt
from tbe train wreck now numbers 23.
Russia and Austria are preparing to
force) Turkey to rat reforms in Macedonia.
QOES WITH PANAMA.
OtdCanalnd Plant, Railroad, Buildings
and Other Property.
Washington, Feb. 4. If the United
States finally enters upon the construc
tion of the ihteroceanic canal over the
Panama route, as now seems probable,
it will first pay to the Panama canal
company the vast sum of (40,000,000.
This payment represents more than the
mere right of way of this company ; it
represents the work already done to
wards digging the vast ditch, the Pana
ma railroad, the maps, drawings, rec
ord's, and a balance thrown in by way
of bonus, but it is said that the latter
item le comparatively small, for tbj
ditch already constructed, according to
official estimates, represents an expand
itureof about $27,000,000, ar.d the
Panama railroad Btock at par is worth
almost $7,000,000. The French com
pany will give to this government
among other things, about 30,00(1 acres
of land which, with the lands belong'
ing to the railroad company, cover
nearly all the grr and requned for the
actual construction of the canal. Some
thing like 2,30 J buildings will fall into
the hands of the government on con
clusion of the bargain, among them
being Offices, quarters, storehouses, hos
pitals, shops, stables and miscellaneous
structures. There is an immense
amount of machinery, consieting of a
Boating plant of tugs, launches, dredg
es, a rolling plant of locomotvies and
cars, together with excavators, cranes,
pumps, etc. In addition to all this,
there ia a quantity o! surveying and
other instruments and miscellaneous
The official estimate of tbe time re
quired to complete the Panama canal
is 10 years, and the estimated cost is
(184,000,000. "The Walker commission
thought it would take but eigbt years
tn hnild a canal at Nicaragua. It is
estimated that millions will need be
spent by the United States engineers
in making Colon, Panama, and the
canal rnnte sanitary before much work
can be done. The Panama fever has
cost 100,000 lives, and no one can live
long there nnder present conditions.
It is thonght that Chinese and Negroes
will need to be importea tor work in
the diti;h. as the climate is too oDDres-
alva to nermit much labor bv Ameri
cans, and the natives will not work.
ELEVEN WOMEN BURNED.
Awful Holocaust on Malcolm Islaud
Seattle, Feb. 4. A special to the
Times from Vancouver says: Thursday
evening witnessed a grim tragedy with
direresults to the Finnish settlers on
Malcolm island, some distance up the
coast from Vancouver. ' In a terrible
holocaust which broke out while the
men were at a meeting, in a common
living house in which 34 families were
living, 11 women and children were
burned to death and 17 injured.
The anguish of the men, who were
powerless in many cases to help tbe
women and children, owing to there
being no water supply, was terrible.
As they stood outside tbe blazing build
ing, children were thrown from the
house at their leet and frantic women
were falling all about them crippled
and bruised as they leaped from the
second story of the doomed botel.
There are about 100 families on the
island. The building burned was put
up to provide temporary shelter for the
more recent arrivals, who bad been
living in tents. Many of tbe men per
formed acts of great bravery, and were
To Colonize Venezuela.
. Joplin, Mo., Feb. 4. "The Vene
zuelan Company," which organized
here several days ago to enlist men for
colonization in Venezuela, baa, it was
Jtated today, received over. 1,000 men,
ail wiu military training ana some oi
whom are stated to have held commis
sions in the United States army and
navy. Applications for membership
are pouring in from all part of tbe
United States and Canada. The com
pany expect to seen re large land grants.
WHAT THE LAWMAKERS OP OREGON
ARE D0INQ AT SALEM.
Bills ot Importance That are Being Intro,
duced and Acted Upon in Both Houses
Measures Signed by the Governor
Progress of the Balloting for United
The vote Fulton 34, Geer 16, Wood
17, Mills 12, scattering 8, absent 3.
Paulsen, of Clackamas, voted for
Geer, but before the result was an
nounced changed back to Fulton.
The Senate Among the bills paused
was one to authorize the employment
of convict labor on tbe public highways
and one to make state officers and em
ployes subject to garnishment. A joint
resolution to' abrogate section 35, article
1, of the state constitution, relative to
negroes and mulattoes, was adopted.
The House A bill to amend the code
relating to marriage licenses wad passed.
A bill to fix the maximum rates per
mile charged by railroad' companies
The vote Fulton 34, Geer 16, Wood
14, Mlils 12, scattering 6, absent 8.
The Senate The bill to reapportion
the state into senatorial and represent
ative districts was passed. The Smith
bill for the creation of a board of health
passed with only one dissenting vote.
A bill was introduced to repeal the law
creating the offices of health officers and
boatpuller at Astoria. ,
The House The bill lo commit ine
briates to the insane asylum was lost.
A bill to regtflBte and limit the hours
of employment of females was passed.
A resolution was adopted by both
branches asking the president to visit
Oregon on his trip to the coast.
The vote Fulton 32, Geer 16, Wood
14, scattering 18, absent and paired 8,
present but not voting 1.
The Senate Among the bills passed
was one relating to licenses for selling
intoxicating liquors and one to provide
for transfer of prisoners from the peni
tentiary to the asylum.
The House Committee on education
reported in favor of senate bill appro
priaitng (20,000 for Eastern Oiegon
agricultural college. Committee on
commerce reported favorably on tbe
house bill for the improvement and use
of rivers. .
The vote: Fulton 33, Geer 16, Wood
16, scattering 21, absent 4.
The Senate Motion to adjourn until
Monday voted down. A bill was passed
prohibiting child laboi under certain
ages. A communication waa received
from the governor calling attention to
the scandal at the state prison. A
measure was introduced to provide an
The House Among the bills intro
duced was one providing a matron at
the penitentiary and one for an eigbt
hour working day.
The vote: Fulton 83, Geer 16, Wood
17, Williams 10, scattering 11, absent
The HouseBills were passed ask
ing congress to enact better land laws
and changing the time of fixing the tax
levies. A bill was introduced compell
ing railroads to erect gates in the city
Tbe vote today stood: Fulton 33,
Geer 16, .. Wood, 17, scattering 20,
absent 3, total 90.
The Senate Most of the day was
taken up in passing charter bills. A
bill was passed to create a state board
of health. Bills were introduced fix
ing the salary of state printer; making
eight hours a day's work in all occu
pations except domestic and agricul
tural; and a number of unimportant
measures. " ,
Wheat Walla Walla, 75c; blue
stem, 86c; valley, 78c.
Barley Feed, $23.50 per ton; brew
Floor Best grade, f 4.30 4.85 ; grah
Millstuffs Bran, (18019 per ton;
middlings, (23 24; shorts, (1920.
Oats No. 1 white, (1.15 1.20;
gray, (1.12g1.15 per cental.
Hay Timothy, (1112; clover,
(8(39; cheat, (9(210 per ton.
Potatoes Beet Burbanka, 6075c per
sack.; ordinary, 4050c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, (2(9
2.25 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, lDgV,
young, ll12c;hens, ll12c; turkeys,
live, 1516c; dressed, 1820c; ducks,
(77.60per dozen; geese, (78.60.
Cheese Full cream, twins,
17Xc; Young America, 17),gl8),c;
factory prices, lle less.
Butter Fancy creamery, 30(g32c
per pound; extras, 30c; dairy, 20(3
22Xc; store, 1518c.
Egg 25 per dozen.
Hops Choice, 25(g26)'c per pound
Wool-Valley, 12 (3 15c; Eastern
Oregon, 814c; mohair, 26328c. ,
Heel uroes, cow, sesame per
pound; steers, 420e; dressed,
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound;
Lambs Gross, 4c per pound;
Hog Grose, tc per pound;
TO MAKE ONE STATE.
Congress May Admit New Mexico and Ari
zona at One, to Be Divided Later.
Washington. Feb. 5. Strong efforts
are being made to bring about a com
promise on the statehood bill. Many
senators who are decidedly displeased
with the legislative "situation would
welcome a compromise in order to clear
the way for other legislation. Some
hope was built today on a statement of
Senator Quay that he "might" have a
modification to make to his statehood
amendment to the agricultural appro
priation bill, and consideration of tht
measure has been postponed at his re
quest until Friday.
The compromise most favored is the
admission of Arizona and New Mexico
as one state, Quay contending that such
a provision should be modified to au
thorize the admission of Arizona alone
when it shall develop sufficient popula
tion. It is learned on good authority
that the president would be willing to
see such a compromise made, if it was
further provided that at the time tbe
large state was admitted, not only
Arizona, but New Mexico as well,
should have an adequate population.
Efforts are being made to reach some
compromise which will not arouse an
tagonism when the bill goes back to the
MONEY FOR NAVY.
Congressmen Favor Big Appropriations
for New Vessels.
Washington, Feb. 5. Sentiment in
the hosue and in the naval 'affairs com
mittee is strongly in (avor of Repre
sentative Dayton's resolution calling
upon the secretary of the navy for a
permanent programme for the Bteady
increase, equipment and manning of
the navy, with a view of giving to the
United States a navy as efficient and
powerful a that of any power in the
world. This resolution is now before
tbe committee on naval affairs, but
action.on it will be delayed until dis
posal of tbe Lessler bribery case.
Many members of congress, some of
whom are identified with naval affairs,
and some of whom have only the in
terest of seeing the country protected
by a well manned and powerful navy,
have expressed themselves as unequivo
cally in favor of tbe resolution.
Representative Cannon, of Illinois,
chairman of the committee on appro
priations, who believes not one. penny
of the government's money" should be4
other than wisely spent, endorses Mr.
Dayton s proposal.
Similar views are held by many oth
ers in the house. The present situa
tion in Venezuela has had considerable
effect upon members of congress, and,
more than any event of late years, has
impressed congress with tbe necessity
of placing the United States in a better
position to defend itself against the
European powers, if need be.
Tunnel Under East River.
Nwe York, Feb. 5. Atfer lying idle
for 10 years, the tunnel under the East
river, between roriy-secona street,
Manhattan, and Long Island city, will
probbaly soon be rushed to completion.
Plans for the tunnel are all . ready, so
the work could begin today, according
to the engineer. The New York &
Long Island railroad company, owners
of the franchise, completely reorgan
ized, has been studying the question of
resuming the woik for a year. New
plans are complete, and practiclaly all
preparations have been made for a con
tinuation of tbe long delayed project.
Railroad Provides Free Surgeons.
Naa Ynrir Unit, fi. The New York
Central railroad has perfected a plan
to minimize loss of life and injuries in
accidents by employing 60 surgeons,
who will live all along tbe line, so that
they may be reached at once. Each
physician will have charge ol a section.
Tim utatinn maatarg will be kent in
fnrmnd of the whereabouts Of the nhvsi-
cians, so that they may be reached by
wire at any time, ihese Burgeons win
alnn rnnnond to calls of Dassemcers
taken ill and to attend employes.
T. . ! . it, I 4 1 -
rivery train win carry eurxouu s wn.
Effect of Free Coal.
New York. Feb. 6. It is the general
opinion among local dealers that the
great inconvenience caused by scarcity
of coal is at an end, and from now on
the price will continue to drop, espe
cially if the present mild weather con
tinues. In some place yesterday hard
coal could be bought for 7.50 a ton
and one dealer put his price a( (7, with
1,000 tons on band. The price ol sou
coal was as low as (2.60 a ton, with
independent dealers retailing coal at
(6 and (6.50 a ton.
Direct Vote on Senator.
Denver, Feb. 6. A bill introduced
in the legislature by Senator Rush pro
vides that at tbe general election and
preceding the time for election of a
United SUtea senator, each political
party may place on tbe ballot the
names of five or less candidates for the
eeuatoreb ip, and bind tbe member of
the legsilature, under penalty of expul
sion, to vote for the candidate of their
respective Mrty receiving-the greatest
number of tbe popular vote.
Philadelphia to Stay at Bremerton.
Washington. Feb. 5. Tbe navy de
partment baa decided to retain the
Philadelphia at tbe Bremerton navy
yard a a receiving ship. This vmbi
was one of tbe first crusier of tbe new
steel navy and already ha become an
tiquated in many lespecta.
TERMS OF TREATY
ALASKAN BOUNDARY QUESTIONS FOR
TRIBUNAL TO SETTLE.
Document is Largely Ii French and Must
Be Translated Three Men Appointed
by United States and Three by Qreat
Britain Will Act as Jurists- Decision
In Three Months.
Washington, Feb. 5. There was
some discussion yesterday in the execu
tive session of the senate with reference
to making public the treaty recently
negotiated by Secretary Hay and Sir
Michael Herbert for a settlement of
the Alaskan boundary dispute. Owing
to the fact that a number of articles are
in French, it was decided to await a
translation before making the treaty
public. The secretary of the senate
was directed to prepare a translation.
Article 1 of the treaty provides that
the boundary line tribunal shall be im
mediately appointed, and shall consist
of six impartial jurists, three to be
named by the president of the United
States and three by his Britannic ma
jesty. All questions must receive a
majority vote of the tribunal. Pro
vision is made for the appointment of
other jurists to fill vacancies and for
officers of the tribunal, including scien
tific experts and agents.
Article 2 provides that a written or
printed case of the two parties and oth
er documents,' correspondence and evi
dence shall lie submitted by the two
parties within two months of the ex
change of the ratifications of this treaty,
Two mouths afterward the counter case
may be submitted, but the tribunal
may extend the time if it to desires. .
Article-3 provides that the 'tribunal t
shall consider in the settlement of vhe
questions submitted to its decisions the
treaty between Great Britain and Rus
sia of 1825 and the treaty between the
United States and Russia of March 30,
1867, and "particularly articles III, IV
and V of the first mentioned treaty."
The original text of these articles is
given in French. In tbe treaty be
tween the United States and Russia
articles III and IV cf the Anglo-Russian
treaty are quoted as describing the
line of demarcation between Russian
and the British possessions.
It is provided that the first meeting
of the boundary tribunal shall be in
London. As soon as possible after the
arguments are concluded a decision
shall be prepared and within three
months, unless the president or the
British king, by common accord, ex
tends the time. Provision also is
made as to how the decision shall be
prepared and handed to the agents of
the respective governments. As soon
as possible a decisionshall be prepared
and handed to thi agents of -the re
As soon as a decision has been sent
to the contracting parties each shall
send one or more scientific experts to
lay down the boundary line in accord
ance with the decision. Should there
be a failure of the majroity to agree on
any of the points submitted, the re
spective governments are to be notified
through the agents.
The exchange of ratifications, as soon
as the same has become effective, is
DOBLIN IS GUILTY.
Committee in Lestler Case Saya He At
tempted Bribery Minority Report.
Washington, Feb. 6. The ' house
committee on naval affairs has reported
tc tbe house its findings In the matter
of the investigation of the Lessler brib
ery charges. It find that Philip Dob-
lin tried to bribe Lessler, and is liable
to punishment for that offense and for
perjury, but Lemuel E. Quigg and the
Holland boat company are Innocent in
A minority report signed by Repre
sentative Kitchen (Dem. N. G.), Van
diver (Dem. Mo.) and Robert (Rep.
Man.) wa also submtietd. It finds
that there was no attempt at bribery,
or in effect, that Doblin'g whole story
is a fiction of bis imagination. It
argees in tne restoi tne majority rcporc,
Will Have to Change Plant.
Seattle, Feb. 5. It may be neces
sary to change thj plana of the new
federal building in this city, as there
is not enough money appropriated to
build the stiucture entirely of atone.
R. Brainard, representing the archl
tect's office of tbe treauery department,
is here now, consulting with the vari
oua federal official in regard to the
matter. While here he will examine
the sandstone product of tbe state with
a view of having tbat material need in
Fifty Middies Graduate.
Annapolis, Feb. 5. The 50 midship
men of tbe class of 1903 today received
tbftlr diplomas from tbe bands of Secre
tary of tbe Navy Moody, and becan e
full fledged officer of tbe American
navy. The exercise took place in the
new armory. The midshipmen assem
bled in front ot tbe barrack and
marched to the armory, where a large
crowd bad gathered to witness the cere
monies. Tonight the exercise culmin
ated in tbe annual grand ball.
MONEY IN DANOER BY FIRE.
New York Assay Office Ablaze, with Mil
lions In Bullion on Hand.
New York, Feb. 3. Fire broke out ,
today in a laboratory in the second
story of tbe United States assay office,
which is next door to the United States
subtreasury, and destroyed a portion of
the roof and upper etory and some of
the apparatus. Chief Assayer Torrey
said the loss on the building would be
nominal. He thought the business of
the assay office, which amounted to
about 75 assays a day, would not ke in
terrupted longer than three or four
days. Mr. Torrey believed that nitric
acid, which is used in testing bullion,
was the cause of the fire.
An alarm'was turned in and the 65
government employes in xthe building
hastened to save the millions of treas
ure in their care. There waa about
(40.000.000 in bullion in tha vault.
and about (1,500,000 lying outside in
various parts of the building. The
(1,500,000 and about (100,000 in melt
ed state, as well as the books of account
and records were hastily locked up.
The building used by the assay office
is historic. Before it began to be used
as an assay office, 40 years ago, it waa
a government mint, and for a time it
was the United States or government
bank. The structure' is of crav atnna
and bricg and very old fashioned. ;-
B1Q SACRAMENTO FIRE.
Department Store Burned, Causing Los
Sacramento, Feb. 3. The great de
partment Store of Weinatork. I.nl.in
Co., was destroyed by fire this morning.
One fireman was killed by a falling
wall. One other fireman was fatally
injured and several others received
The store was one of the largest In
California. It was a four story brick
and cement building,' covering a large
area of ground. An immense stock of
department store goods was carried, as
in addition to being the leading storo in
Sacramento it did a large business
throughout Central and Northern Cali
Colonel Weinstock and the company's
dire. tor s heve decided to rebuild at
once. Meantime, the debria will be
cleared away and temporary warerooma
put up. About 400 people have been
thrown out of employment.
The total insurance is estimated by
Colonel Weinstock at about (300,000.
Loss, probably (500,000.
HOBSON (JIVES UP.
Hero of the Merrlmac Resign from Navy
on Account of His Eye.
Wnshintgon, Feb. 3. Captain Rich
mond P. Hobson, of Merrimac fame,
has tendered his resignation a a naval
constructor in the navy. For some
time Captain Hobson has sought to be
relieved, but the board befoie which he
was examined pronounced him fit for
duty, and he was ordered to duty in
charge of construction work at the
Bremerton navy yard.
It is well known that tor soma time
Captain Hobson has suffered from an
affection of the eyes, he and his iriends
have declared, incapacitated him from
active duty. A bill to retire him haa
passed the house of representatives, acd
recently, when it waa called up in the
senate by Mr. Morgan it was passed
over.on an objection by Mr. Cockrell,
who insisted that, an examining board
having pronounced him fit for duty,
Hobson should not be retired.
In a letter to the secw,, u
navy Hobson sets out he reasons for
his resignation, the rlncpial one being
the bad condition o bis eyes. It is
understood that Admiral Taylor, the
chief of the bureau of navigation, will
mace a favorable recomendation on
Captain Hobson' resignation.
Nome Become Sub-port.
Washintgon, Feb. 3. -Tbe aecretary
of the treasry has issued an order msk-'
ing Noma, Alaska, a sub-port of entry.
This action was taken after a thorough
Investigation of the whole subject of
officials in Alaska, and it is expected
that it will add very materially to the
prosperity of Nome and the whol ter
ritory. At present all vessels going to
Nome are necessarily subject to many
inconveniences and delays. Under the
new arrangement vessels will enter and
clear and duties will be paid at Nome
the same as at all other port of entry.
Trolley Car Mobbed.
Waterbury, Conn., Feb. 3. The trol
ley ttrike in thi city tonight reached
the) proportion of general riot. Every
car sent out from the barns wa greeted
with volley of stone at various
point, and no car escaped without
broken windows. Thousands of people
filled the streets, and the police were
powerless to control the mob, and were
at length forced to request tbe company
officials to call in the car. Tbe re
quest waa complied with, and the last
car pulled into the barn at 11:15 es
corted by tbe police.
Torpedo Boat Crnsiied.
Corfu, Island of Corfu, Feb. 3. The
British ciuiser Tioneer ran into a tor
pedo boat destroyer near tbe channel of
Corfu today and 13 persons are believed
iOf. have been drowned. The torpedo
bot destroyer wa the Orwell. She
wa cut through at the conning tower
during night naval operations, and her
fore part lank in deep water taking down
15 men. Only two bodies have been
recovered. Tbe after part of the Orwell
ha been towed here.
Order to Rush Rifles.
Springfield, Mass., Feb. 3. - Order
bay been received at the United States
srmory to rush the shipment of 100,C?0
I Krag-Jorgensen rifles to arsenal over
tbe con tj try. The original can of the
order wa the passage of the railiiia
hill, bat tha rush featura nf th onlnr
apparently ha a special cause.