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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1903.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
. Published Every Friday by
8. P. BLYTHE, PublUher.
Terms of subscription $1.50 a year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
l. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs the
lime days at noon.
For Chenoweth, leaves at t a. m. Tuesdays.
Thursdays and Saturdays: arrives at 6 p. m.
For White Salmon (Wash.) leaves daily at 5:45
a.m.; arrives at 7:16 p. m. -. - .
From White Salmon leaves forFHlda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and Ulenwood daily at 9 A. M.
ForBinxen (Wash.) leaves at 5:45 p. m.; r.
rives at 2 p. m.
OAK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
FEN 00. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridays oi the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U. Brosius, Counsellor.
Miss Nellie Ci.af.k, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142, meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7:30 o'clock. C. L. Copi-le, President.
J. E. Hanha, Secretary. -
LAUREL KEBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No
67, 1. O. O. F. Meets first and third Mon
days in each month. .,
Miss Edith Moore, N. G.
L. E. Morse, Secretary.
piANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. R.-MeetsatA.
yj 0. U. W. Hall second and fourth Satur.lavs
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All G. A. k.
members invited to meet with us.
W. H. Perry, Commander.
T. J. Cunmiko, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16-Meets first Satur
day of each month in A. o. U. W. hall at 1
p. m. jurs. r ANNIE uailey, President.
Mrs. O. L. Stranahan, Seci-elary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 108, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
eai n iuu moon. m. m. Yates, w. m
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
Tl OOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
J.J. Meets tmru rnuay nigrht of each month.
G. R. Casiner, H. P.
A. 8. Blowers, Secretary. .
IIOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E. S
jl jueeis seconu and lourtn iuesaay even
ings of each month. .Visitors co.dially wel
comed. Mrs. May Yates, W. M.
Mrs. Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
0LETA ASSEMBLY No. 103. United Artisans,
Meets first and third Wednesdays, Work;
second and fourth WeducsdavB social: Arti
tans hall. F. C. Brosius, M. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. SO, K. of P.-Meets
in A. O. U. W. hall every Tuesday night.
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
- Dr. C. H. Jenkins, K. of R. S S.
IJlVERSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. O. U. W.
IX Meets first and third Saturdavs of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
Chester Shuts, Recorder.
IDLE WILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets in Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. Geo. W. Thompson, N. G.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
OOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meets at A. 0. V. W. hall on the first ami
third Fridays of each month.
Waltkr Gerkino, Commander.
G. E. Williams, Secretary.
rllVERBIPE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
t HONOR, A. O. U. W .-Meets ' first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, C. of H.
Miss Annie Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
J. R. Rees, V. C.
C. TJ. Dakin, Clerk. ,
TVDEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. H
Vi Retular meeting second and fourth Mon
days' of each month.
W. 0. Ash, C. P.
x. L. Henderson, Scribe.
Attorney-at-Law and U. S. Commissioner.
Makes a specialty of land office work. Final
proofs in timber and homestead entries made
JJR. J. W. VOGEL. '
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
River. Residence 363 Sixteenth Street,
(J II. JENKINS, D. M. D. ,
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office in Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JJR. K. T. CARNS, -
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
L L. DUMBLE,
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 F. WATT.M.D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 283.
BURGEON 0. R. & N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 28 yean a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience in
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
pREDERICK 4 ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.'
Estimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. i"p on State Street,
between First aj 4 dcond.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon,
p C. BROSIUS, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phone Central, or 121. '
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
gUTLEB A CO.,
Do a general banking basinets. -
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
IDAHO. SCORES OREQON.
Thinks Neighbor State Should Help to
Bridge Snake River.
Boise, Idaho,' Feb. 12. During a de
bate in the hoo.ee today on the senate
bill for a bridge across the Snake river
near Weiser, tberp was some criticism
of Oregon for not taking an interest in
bridging this boundary stream.
Smith of Washington made an earn
est appeal against the amendment pro
posed by the house committee on roads,
bridges .and . ferries, reducing the ap
propriation from $ 10,000 to $16,000.
The bridge, ha said? meant a great deal
to the people of Weiser and Washing
ton county. They had scraped and
saved an amount equal to the appropri
ation they asked. Five thousand dol
lars was a small amount to the state,
but a . serious consideration to the
county, of Washington. They, had acted
in good faith, putting up every, dollar
they could raise before asking a cent
from the state. n ' ;
' Jenkins, of Latah, asserted' that one
end of the bridge rested in Washington
county and the other in the, state of
Oregon. The-: Washington county
members had explained the benefit to
be derived by' 4thS people of their
county, but nothing had been said of
the benefit to W derived by the people
of ;Orego.n. .: A canal company was
building -a huge' system iu Oregon
through Which this road would pass.
It was strange that tb,e Oregonian; had
not." cpnttibuted, .lt&.Jlie.eecion.;(f the
structure. He tead'a ietter-fiom Rep
regents ti ve' Test) ,dt ,': ila 1 h eur county;
Oxegon, stating thai; on appropriation
had been Jriade .fey" Oregon for the
bridge. He; would '' suggest that the
word Idaho be stricken out and that
the enacting clause read "be it enacted
by the state "of Oregon;". The solution
was easy, he declared. '' The people of
Washington county had raised f 15,000,
why should not the people of . Malheur
county, Oregon, raise the remaining
Greer; of Sb.c8b.one, declared ' that
Oregon was the least progressive of the
Iorthwestern -states .because of; her
policy of antagonizing ; internal ' im
provements'. Idaho's greatness ; was
due to the - manner in which she had
taken care of the needs- of the people
in the way of rqadsana bridges.; The
amount was restored to If 15, 000 and the
hill recommended .for 'passage,' ' "
DIRE NEED 6P CURRENCY.
Governor Taft Appeals for Action by Con
gress for Philippines.
S Washington, Feb. 12.-r-Secr.etary
Root today transmitted ' to ' the presi
dent pro tem of the senate a copy of a
cablegram from the governor? of:. the
Philippines, dated Manila, February 5,
indicating the urgent necessity' of legis
lation regarding the- Philippines' 'cur
rency. ' In his dispatch, . to the secre
tary of war, Governor Taft says:
"All .business Suffering greatly from
fluctuation mid depression, '. Failure to
furnish relief at this session of congress
would create consternation throughout
the islands; added to: prevailing, finan
cial depression, . loss of aniamls by
rinderpest and other , contagions , dis
eases and . resulting", destitution, "the
political situation would become more
difficult. '-' ' '... V
"The adoption; .of '.Aniericaa, money
would. enhance price greatly and de
rang 3 every form of business.,,. Legis'
lation makings gold -. peso equal 'half
American. dollars as pnit''of value,' peso
and subsidiary minor coinage receiva
ble for all public duties at the rate of
50 cents American money for one peso,
with provision for issuance of siher
certifiactes based on deposit of hew
peios would furnish a' enrrency as .good
as Amreicah money ancf better adapted
to needs .of the -iBtaiids.: Th Philip
pine commission is urianimcus in ita
views." .-. . . ' -'' '--
May levy income tax.
Federal Circuit Court Sustains Laws of
San Francisco,. 'Feb.; J.?.' Hawaii's
income tax has been a istained by the'
United States circuit court , of appeals.
The opinion, written by Judge Gilbert,.
was banded down today.. In the new
island territory H is said to be impos
sible to raise an ' adeuaterevenne by,
any system of land tnxatloti. So the
income tax levied is Of vital import-'
ance to the territorial government. ,
The island income tax was. contested
by many taxpayers.:'' It was alleged to
be discrimination, tending .to Compel
citizens to incriminate themselves, pre
sumably by answering questioni falsely.
But the court of appeals cayal'lt sees
no discrimination..; ..i - ' ',
The court says of the income tax : '
"It places the burden of taxation
upon the points of strongest resistance'
where it is easiest, home." - The dis
missal of the case bv the snnreme court
of Hawaii is accordingfy 'affirmed. : -
. Terms of Peace far Acre.
Rio Janeiro. Feb. 12. The tempor
ary settlement of the dispute between-
Brazil and Bolivia regarding the Acre
territory provides, in addition to the
occupation and administration of the
territory by Brazil pending definite
settlement, the. abo isbing of the -re
cently enacted prohibitive traniitduties
ou the Amazon river. The interna
tional court of arbitration at The Hague
is to render the final decisions regard
ing the matters in dispute. ' '
Wholesale Insurance Fraads.'
New York, Feb. 12. -Between 10 and
15 bodies will be exhumed in Calvary
cemetery the latter part of this eeek
as a result cf discoveries made by
Assistant District Attorney Xrotel.'wbo
for several weeks hai beesi inveetigat-'
ing a series of swindle by e pang of
Italians by which eight different in
surance romanpies have been cheated
oot of large tarns. It is now - believed
that the toe will aggregate f 100,000.
WHAT THE LAWMAKERS OF OREGON
ARE DOING AT SALEM.
Bills of Importance That are Being Intro.
duced and Acted Upon In Both Houses
Measures Signed by the Governor
Progress of the Balloting for United
States Senator. '
The vote Fulton ?1, Geer 15, Wood
16, George 13, scattering 9, absent and
The Senate To require sheriffs to
make monthly settlements with "county
treasurers, passed. To relocate coun
ty seat of Wallowa county, passed. To
create county of Stockman, defeated.
The House For a portage road
above The Dalles, passed, 45 to 7. For
a matron at the penitentiary, passed.
To repeal scalp bounty, passed.
' " ' ' Monday.
The vote Fulton 31, Geer 15, Wood
15, Mills 11, scattering 11, absent and
The Senate A bill to create Stock
man .. county was introduced. House
bill to require fenders on street cars,
passed. District primary nomination
bill was reconsidered and referred to
il. ! i : ..- , , . .
iue juuiuary comujjuee. ,
The House For portage railroad
above The Dalles was amended so as
to allow no more than $165,000 to be
expended and sent to the engrossing
committee. .? Relative to rebate of taxes
for nse of wide tires on wagons, passed
The vote Fultori 34,' Geer 16, Wood
17, Mills 13, scattering 7. absent 3. It
was agreed to hold no joint conven
The Senate To change boundary be
tween Douglas and Lane counties,
passed. To provide for the relocation
oi Columbia county, passed. A bill
was introduced to amend Australian
ballot law so as to - put constitutional
amendments at top of ballot.
The House Senate joint resolution
to amend the constitution to abrogate
the Negro eection-of- the - constitution,
adopted. : The greater part of the ses
sion was taken up in passing and
amending city "charters. A bill was
introduced to repeal the law allowing
rebate of taxes fcr wide tired wagons.
,j ---'-Thursday. ' ' t ' ' - "
The vote Fulton 84, Geer 16, Wood
17, Mills 12, scattering 8, absent 3.
.The Senate Tber. joint resolution to
amend the cosntitution so as to make
the term of office of county officers four
years was adopted." The bill to fix the
salary of state printer at (3,600 after
1906, passed. The fellow servant bill
The House The fellow servant bill
passed unanimously. To limitjiability
ot counties for personal injuries re
ceived from defective highways, lost.
To prevent blacklisting of employes,
passed. -The house will bold its first
night session tomorrow night, owing
to the large amount of business to dis
pose of.- . . ,. .
', The vote Fjilton 34, Geer 16,MVood
17, Mills 12, ' scattering 9, absent 2.
Hume," one of the absenl members, has
returned, but did not cast bis vote for
Fulton as expected.
'. The Senate The inheritance tax bill
has been passed. Sean tor Mays has a
bill to vcompel circuit judges to render
decisions within 90 days in all cases
submitted to them. A bill has also
been introduced prohibiting the sale of
explosives other than ordinary fire
crackers to children under 14.
The House The fellow servant bill
was reported favorably. The bill re
locating the county seat of Union coun
ty passed, . bill amending constitution,
changing' time of state election, lost.
Bill amending constitution so as to au
thorize T, state" Institutions elsewhere
than at Salem, indefinitely postponed J
( J PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Walla Walla, 7fir377c; blue
stem, 86c Valley, 76"8e.
Barley-rFeed, f 23.50 per ton; brew
ing, f24.J j ; .... ...
'-' Flour Beet grade, $4.30(34.85 ; grah
MillstufTi- Bran, $1819 per ton;
middlings; $23 J4; shorts, $1920,
Oats No. 1 white. $1.15 1.20;
gray, $1,123(31.15 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $1112; clover,
$89; cheat, $9(310 per ton.
f Potatoes Best Bnrbanks, 6075c per
sack: ordinary, 4050c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $2(3
2.25 per cental.
i 'Poaltry ' Chickens mixed, Uc;
young, ll312c;hens, ll12c; tnrkeys,
live, 15 16c; dressed, 1820c; ducks,
$5a7-$Q per xloaen; geese, $78.60.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 16t
17Kc; Yonng America, 17K3l8)ic;
factory prices, llc less.
Putter Fancy creamery,' 30332e
per pound; extras, -30c; dairy, 20(3
22c; store, IB 18c.
Eggs 22)26 per dozen. .
Hope-rpboice, 22(3 27c per pound.
-tWool-Vaftey, 12Ji15c; Eastern
Oregon, 814s'e; mobair, 26(J28c.
Beef Gross, cows, 3(33 e per
pound; steers, 4(34 tr, dressed, 7C
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound;
dressed) Te. t ..
Lambs Gross, 4c per pound;
Hogs Gross, 6Je per poond;
TUTUILA FORMALLY CEDED.
Solemn Ceremony Among Samoans When
They Become Americans.
Tutuila, Samoa, Jan. 27, via San
FrarfbiBco, Feb. 11. The 16th day of
January will always be a "red letter
day for the Samonas. It was the day
appointed by the commandant of the
United States naval station, Tututila,
for the people to receive from the pres
ident his reply to the instrument of
cession given on the 17th day cf April,
1900, by the chiefs and people of the
itands to the United States, and to
receive the presents which were for
warded. These consisted of a silver
watch, chain and medal for each of the
chiefs who signed the document. The
watches and medals were suitably en
graved with an inscription stating the
occasion of the presentation. In addi
tion to these presents there was given
to each chief a written greeting under
the hand of the president accepting the
oner of the people. Lieutenant Com
mander filinette, U. S. N., attached
tne meaai to tne coat oi each chief as
he was called up to receive the greet
ing and present.
The day was one of general rejoicing
by all the people. One of the most
interesting incidents of the day, which
was accepted by the people with many
loud cheers, was the presentation of the
United Statea flag to the Samoan guard.
A battalion under Lieutenant Sticht,
U. S. N., waa formed consisting of blue
jackets from the United States steam
ship Wheeling and the Samoan lands
men called, the "Fitafitas." It was
-formed into column with sailors to the
right and Samoans to the left. The
color bearer of the company of blue
jackets was called to the front with one
of the Samoan soldiers and then Lieu
tenant Commander Minette took the
United States Sag from the blue jacket
and presented it to the color bearer of
the Samoan company. The scene was
most impressive to all the people pres
Extensive Operations Uncovered by San
San Francisco, Feb. 11. The opera-
tions of an opium smuggling ring,
which is said to have its headquarters
at Seattle, have been uncovered in this
city, and one of the gang has narrowly
escaped arrest. Febiuary 3 the Port
land customs officers notified Collector
Stratton that they had seized a trunk
ful of opium that had been sent as bag
gage from Seattle to Vallejo. They
gave the number of the trunk check
and said that when they seized the
trunk it contained 130 five-tael cans of
opium, valued at about $1,000. They
left one tin of opium in the trunk and
sent it to Vallejo. The local cuBtom
officials wtached tho trunk until it was
delivered to the rcom of E. M. Morgan
in this city. Morgan, who is thought
to have been warned, waa not on band
to recieve the smuggled stuff and has
not been found.
The custom men believe that there is
a ring of smugglers operating in this
city, and having men all along the
coast from Loa Angeles to Seattle.
IDAHO AFTER RAILROADS.
Instead of a Commission, One Man Will
Have Full Power to Act.
Boise Idaho, Feb. 11. It has devel
oped that a plan is on foot to pass a
bill through the legislatme providing
for the appointment of a railway com
missioner. The matter is kept very
quiet, but it is understood the leaders
of both houses are agreed upon the pro
gram and they have strength enough to
pass it. The bill is similar to a meas
ure now pending in the state of Wash
ington, but will provide for a single
commissioner instead of a commission.
This commissioner is to be given the
power to regulate and fix rates for pas
sengers and freight, to look' after
bridges, tracks, etc., with a view to
insuring safety in travel. A svstem of
appeals will be provided for. The com
missioner will have authority to sum
mon witnesses and to punish for refusal
to give testimony. The understanding
is that the bill will be made a party
MUST RECEIVE NO CALLERS.
Only Complete Rest Will Restore Senator
Washington, Feb. 11. ' Senator
Mitchell today is slightly better than
yesterday. His physician found that
the senator's progress was being retard
ed by receiving callers and attempting
to look alter his correspondence and
other business, and this morning or
dered that aio more visitors be admitted
to his room, and told the senator that
he must under no circumstances at
tempt to transact any business nntil be
The senator's condition is such tbat
bis strength will not permit him to
exert himself in sny wy, and it is
only by complete rest that he can hope
to make progress.
Lieutenant Hiram E. Mitchell, tbe
senator's son, arrived here this morn
Fined $100 Each.
Chicago, Feb. 11. Nine officers and
directors of tbe Retail Coal Dealers'
aesocistion of Illinois and Wisconsin,
lately indicted by the special grand
jury which was called to investigate
tbe fuel shortage and high prices, were
today fined $100 each on a formal ver
dict of a jury in Judge Horton's court,
hkh found them gniity of conspiring
to do an illegal act in restraint of tradl , in fill satisfaction of all claim or pre
TLis was tbe first verdict in tbe coa. ' traded claims of ex-qaeen Liliuokalini,
cases. 'of Us wail.
LAWYERS FOR NON-UNION MINERS
Say Coal Strike Commission Must Find
Miners' Union Responsible for Violence
Which Prevented Non-Union Men from
Working Union Denounced as a Fo-
menter of Crime and Anarchy.
Philadelphia, Feb. 12. The United
Mine workers of America as an organ
ization was severely scored today by
counsel before the anthracite' coal
strike commission. The nonunion men,
through their attorney, John T. Lena
han, presented their side of the contro
versy and demanded consideration at
the bands of the commission, claiming
the legal right to earn a living as they
might elect without the consent or dic
tation of the union. " During his pre
sentation of the case, Mr. Lenahan de
nounced the union as a fomenter of
crime and anarchy. The main feature
of his argument was the claim that the
union bad no legal or moral right to
coerce miners into membership- or to
arrogate to itself- the authority to fix
the wages of mineworkers.
Mr. Lenahan, in his argument, pre
sented three propositions. He submit
ted tbat the commission must find the
United Mineworkers responsible for the
Violence and other unlawful act; which
deprived the nonunion miners of their
lawful right to work ; that all authori
ties argee that the law guarantees to
every man the right to work whero,
when and for whom he pleases, and
that nothing could justify a finding by
the commission that nonunion miners
must deal with their employers through
the medium of the union or be subject
in the slightest degree to the control or
dictation of the union.
James H. Torrey, counsel for the
Delaware & Hudson company, claimed
that the .question of recognition of the
union was not an issue before the com
mission, but he devoted much time to
the consideration of tbat demand. He
asserted that violence and intimidation
were agencies selected for the promo
tion of the purposes of the minework
ers. Regarding the demand for an
eight hour working- day, Mr. Torrey
said the evidence showed that for vari
ous reasons the breakers did not aver
age more than eight hours a day, so
that the physical effects of long Lours
were not felt.
Major Everitt Warren, counsel for
the Hillside Coal & Iron company, and
the Pennsylvania coal company argued
the demands of the miners in detail,
and declared the Socialism theories of
the union or aome of its leaders to be
responsible for unreasonable terms
MAY HAVE TO EXPLAIN.
Washington People Misunderstand
Washington, Feb. 12. So great
become the opposition in Washington
to the proposed enlargement of the for
est reserves of that state and so numer
ous have been the protests against the
department's action, that Representa
tive Jones is considering the advisabili
ty of having forestry officials from the
department sent out to Washington to
address interested communities at masB
meetings, explaining the forestry policy
and the intentions of the department
with regard to Washington forests.
From the protests received, it is ap
parent that there is a general miscon
ception of tho forestry idea, aa many of
the complaints are built tn fake foun
dations and many conditions com
plained of do not and will not exlt-t.
It is apparant from the . protests that
the lands recently withdrawn are be
yond doubt forested. While much of
the land included in the limits fo the
withdrawals is now settled upon, it is
not proposed to disturb such settlers
or to in any way curtail their rights.
SHIP CANAL POSSIBLE.
New Use May Be Made of New York's
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 11. The ques
tion of the possibility of practically
ceding a small portion of the Erie canal
to the United States government for
ship canal purposes, in spite of the
prohibition of the state legislation, in
answered in the affirmative by Attorney
General Cuneen in an open letter for
warded to Major Thomas W. Symons,
head of the United Statea engineer
corps for tbe Buffalo district. The
question arises in connection with tbe
plan of constructing a deep ship canal
from the headwaters of Niagara river to
the navigable parts farther down
stream. The letter' clears away many
obstacles tbat appeared to be insur
mountable, and assures the saving of
both money and time.
Many Want Positions.
Washington, Feb. 12 As it Is al
most astured that the bill creating tbe
new department of commerce will be
came a law, President Rooesvelt is re
ceiving pressing requests for appoint
ments to positions. It Is expected tbat
a";er tbe pending bill is enacted, con
gress by supplemental legislation, will
provide appropriations for the opera
tion and operating expentes and for
the salaries, providing at tbe same
time what these officials shall receive.
Te OJve Qoeca LI $200,000.
Washington, Feb.l2.Senitor Black
barn bee introdacw an amendment to
the sundry civil appropriation bill
making an appropriation of $200,000.
SWEPT TO DEATH.
One Thousand Lives Lost by Tidal Wave
In South Sea Islands.
San Francisco. Feb 10. News of a
fearful loss of life in a destructive sand
strom that swept over the South Sea
islands last month, reached here today
on the steamer Mariposa direct from
Tahiti. The loss of life is estimated at
On January 13 last a huge tidal wave
accompanied by a terrific hurricane at
tacked the Society islands and the Tua
motu group with fearful force, causing
deaths and devastation never before
equalled in a land of dreaded storms.
The storm reigned several days, reach
ing its maximum ' strength between
January 14 and 16. From the meager
advices received at Tahiti up to the
ime of the sailing of the Mariposa it
is estimated that at least 1,000 of the
island inhabitants lost their lives. It
is feared that later advices will add tc
the long list.
The first news of the disaster arrived
at Papeete, Tahiti, January 26 on the
schooner Einieo. The captain of the
schooner placed the fatalties at 600.
The steamer Excelsior arrived at Pa
peete the following day with 400 desti
tute survivors' The captain of the
Excelsior etsimated the loss fo life to
be 800. These figures cororised only
the deaths on the three islands of Hao,
Hikuera and Makokau, whose ordinary
population is 1,800. On- Ilikuers
islands, where 1,000 inhabitants were
engaged in pearl diving, nearly one
half were drowned. On an adjacent
island 100 more were washed out to
sea. Makekau and Hao are depopu
lated. Conservative estimates at Tahiti
place the number of islands visited by
the tidal wave and hurricane at 80. All
of them are under control ot the French
governor at Tahiti. The surviving
inhabitants are left destitute of iocd
and clothing, all having been swept
away by the storm.
The French government, on receipt
of the news of the disaster, took prompt
measures to relieve the distressed dis
trict and dispatched .two warshipB, tbe
Duranoe nad Zelee, with fresh water
and provisions. The Italian man-ni-
war Calabria, accomnaniad thn French
vessels on their errand of mercy. As
the supply of frenh water and provis
ions was totally exhausted hv that afnrm
it is feared that many lives w ill be lost
before the reliof ships arrive.
As far as known eight white people
lost their ives. ,
TENANTS MAY FREEZE.
While Manager and Employes of the Big
Office Buildings QuarreL
Chicago, Feb. 10. Tenants in large
office buildings found considerable in
convenience today owing to the strike
of elevator conductors who, with start
ers, janitors and window washers, are
seeking to enforce recognition of their
unions by the Building Managers' asso
ciation. The supporting, coal team
sters threaten to leave the buildings In
darkness and without heat.
At the conference between the Build
ing Managers' association and the rep
resentatives of the strikers, the former
body offered to arbitrate the difference
if the men would return to work. Ibis
the strikers refused to do, declaring
that they have been trying to arbitrate
the matter for the past six months
without any results and that the differ
ence bad now reached a stage where it
could only be adjusted by the Building
Managers' association acceding to the
demands of the strikers.
The local teamsters have been noti
fied by their union to stop tbe delivery
of coal at the buildings where tbe ele
vator men are out. As several of these
buildings have but one days' supply of
fnel on hand, they will be without heat
and light by tomorrow night unless the
strike is settled.
LOUBET WILL VISIT US.
Will Land at New Orleans and Ascend
Mississippi te St Louis.
Chicago, Feb. 10. According to the
Chronicle's New Orleans correspondent
the French colony there has received
word that President Lou bet, of France,
will come to that city about June 15,
1904, on board French maa-of-rar,
en route to the St. Louis fair. Tbe
idea Is to retrace tbe steps of historic
French discoverers, and to ascend the
Mississippi river, as they did in years
gone by. It is planned that after visit
ing th world's fair. M. Lonbet will
cross the continent on a special train,
where he will be received at New York.
There he will board a United States
cruiser and be taken back to France.
Money for Surreya la Alaska.
Washington, Feb. 10. Representa
tive Jones today secured from Hecretary
Hitchcock a promise to recommend tbe
immediate appropriation of $75,000 for
making government surveys in Alaska.
With this recommendation Jones wiil
tffer an amendment to the sundry civil
bill and expects to secure its adoption,
having been practically asurd by
Chairman Cannon that tbe amendment
would be adopted if the secretary rec
LYONS IS CAPTURED
MURDERER OF SHERiFP WITHERS IS
NOW IN JAIL
Was Overtaken by Possee While At
tempting to Board a Freight Train
South of Eugene He Offered No Resistance-Was
Unarmed and Disguised
s Tramp when Taken.
Eugene, Feb. 10. Elliot Lyons, tbe
murderer of thcriff Withers, is now a
prisoner in the county jail. Lyons waa
captured by a posse at 8 o'clock yester
day morning, while attempting to
bnard a freight train near Creawel),
eight miles south of Eugene. The out
law had thrown away his guns, and
was disguised as a tramp.
Lyons was taken by ascident mere
than by following np any trace. Edgar
Parsons met him in the morning in the
road and recognised him. Being' un
armed, Parsons did not molest hte
fugitive, but proceeded to gather a
number ot men. Following np the
track they saw Lynos board a freight
train near the Morns bouse. Tbe posne
jumped the same train on the opposite
side and the conductor stopped the
train. As the train stopped Lyons dis
mounted, and had no more than done
so when severd guci were leveled at
him with the command to throw op.
The murderer, who had made boaxta
that he would never be taken alive for
horse stealing, acquiesced like a weak
ling and made no attempt to resist ar
est. Alter the arrest the pesse telephoned
the sheriff here and started for Eugene
with their prisoner. Upon arrival
here they were met by Sheriff Fink and
the prisoner was hurried to a cell and
now awaits arraignment for his terrible
crime. The trial will come np at tho
March terra of the circait court. . The
public mind is now at ease with the
natisfying knowledge tbat the murderer
is safely lojged where be will receive
his just reward.
Lyons, when arrested, made no re
sistance, as he was unarmed, fie
made a statement to his captors that he
paswed through Eugene the night before
aud that he slept in a pile of railroad
ties near Goshen. Not only did be
pans through Eugene, but he went to
the house of a man named White, who
takes care of norms for Dr. At wood,
and changed his clothing throughout.
He was in town for about an hour. He
said that he did not want to shoot an
other man, and was about exhausted
from his flight across country In the
A large number of extra police and
deputy sheriffs are now on doty for the
prupose of preventing my attempt to
take the man Jroui jail for summary
execution, but while . there are. some
who talk of lynching, yet the majority
are sober minded enough to innist that
the law take" Its course and will permit
no act to-reflect to the detriment of the
REAR ADMIRAL WILDES DEAD.
En Route Home on Sick Leave, He Died
Before Reaching Port,
San Francisco, Feb. II. Rear Admir
al Frank Wildes, U. 8. N., diod sad
denly on board the steamer China. He
was en route Lome from China on tick
Admiral Wildes had charge of the
fleet in Manila and about the Philip
pines. II had been on the station
since June, 1902. Under tbe strain of
the continued heat and excessive hu
midity he constautlv tost stremrth nntil
finally the naval board of survey order
ed bim home to reenperate. I was re
ported that opon Admiral Wildes' arrl
val in this country if the
had brought back his health he waa to
oe placed in charge of the Bremerton
But the invigorating sea air did not
work the cure hoped for. From the
time Admiral Wildes hnardml il,a
China at Hong Kong ha seemed to get
lower ana lower. At Honolulu he was
onable to leave his berth- Ha finally
diod, February 8, at 10:30 a. m., and
the body was embalmed and brought
Admiral Wildes was abont SS M.ra
old and had spent his life in the navy.
tie naa neia many Important assign
metns. Wildes was appointed from
Misrachusutta, and bis family lives in
Conference at White Hease.
Washington, Feb. 11. President
Roosevelt bad a conference at the
White house tonight with a number of
the leading members of tbe horn of
representatives for the porpwie of dis
cussing trust legislation. Considera
tion was given to tbe department of
commerce bill as agreed npon by the
congressional confrreea, and to tbe
Elkins railroad bill, as well as to tbe
Llttielield auti-trugt measure i'.ist
passed by tbj house. Prwiitoot Rooee
velt is anxious to have Initiation with
reference to trout at this stMiion ronnd
cd out into an efficient and barmcmioas
Daf&a Sale Not Yet Off.
Washington, Fb. 11. Tbe gow
ment here do not regard the 5mti
of tbe cession of the Danish Wet I
dies as closed by aoy tuaans. It is s
that certainly the nro;Ulon Lj
not bB eloml by any s-t if r
United Bum, snI it 1--:
baited in the lar it Has t i i
national eonsiJi'rttins. lit -":
ttor-.i whkb ess - 1 t.'.e ' . r t.-i
changed ooly ty ti.el; k ,