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"ITS A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1003.
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t.mi.nl.uharflpllon-(l ava fear wli.O paid
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Th wtell errtfaa from Ml. timid at It o'clock
. m. W,thlays and Saturdays; dopartatbe
marts a at Min. ;
nI h.nnw.th, lrtiref it I i In. Tuesday.
tmMvi end kattirriav ) rrl at p. m.
tot WhlMHalmnn (Huh.) leave daiiyatf :tt
B. m.i erns t 7 i I A ii. m.
from hit Salmon lar! for Fttlrta, (llltnar.
Trout I and liionwood daily at ( A. M.
t Kinsje n (Heb.) leeres at i-.ii p. in. I r.
rlai 1 p. m.
OAK OIIOVK COUNCIL No. IH, ORDER OF
CKNIHV Mmm Ih Second end Fourth
Frldiyaot the month. Vl.lior. cordially wel
m.d. Y. tf, Bswwiua, Counsellor.
Mim Nsi.lt! CLAB, Wecretery.
Ofinrn or WAKifiNirro. Hood River
Union So. Hi, mri In odd rellows' h!l
eeeonri unit fourth Saturday! In each month,
J.i o'ri.rrk. t;. I Cuma, President.
J. K. Haxna, Secretary, '
At KKL kKhKKAH DKiREit 1.OU0B, No
j 7, t. 0, O, pileete ftrrt end third Mon
ey! In each month.
Miat Editb Moori, N. 0.
L. E, Moasl, Secretary.
1ANHY POST, No. It, 0. A. R.-MeetaatA.
1 I). 11. W. Hall second and fourth HuturJars
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. R.
eaibare invited in meet with
W. II. pEftav. 1'amm.nd.r.
t. J. Cusmxa, Adjutant
1ANBY W. R. C, No. -Miwtl flrnt S.tur-
J 17 li( carh month In A. O. V. W. h.U tt 1
p. m. Mm. Knmi Haii.ky, President.
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f j 0'wvrrifMiMik' KoTli. a. r. nd a
J I M. Mvttt 8!urd.y evcnini on or befor
to. fa full . W M. M. Vatu, W. M.
V. I. 1 iiimnxiK," StH-teinri'
HOOD K1VKS I'llAPTKK, No. SI, R. A. M.
MRU tbird ridjr nilil of tvM mouth.
CI. K. Castmee, H. P.
A. 8. BliWBM, HecreOry.
HOOD ItlVKK CHAPl'KH. No.S, O. K. 8.
Mrts tecond kiiiI Imirth Tueftriar
lift ol .acq uouth. VHit'.r. co duly d.
CR.md. Mim, Mat Yatkm, W. M,
Mm. Ma(T B. Datiwkis, tkitretary.
0LKTA"ASHKMIILV No. 1M. Onited A'tln.
- MffU llm nd third Krdii.Kltyi, work;
rrotid tnd fourth Wrducudayi AociAli Aril
urn hall. K. C. Ultoniua, M. A.
WAVI'OMA 1.0 DO K, No. an. K. of f.-Met
In A O. V. W. ball rvery Turadar nixht.
t, U IAV1MH)M, C. C.
D. C. II. JH!Km, K.of R. 4 8.
KIVKR8IDE I.OIX.K, No. M, A. O. U, W.
Ml flrtt and third NHturdavi of each
month. P. B. Barm-i, W. M.
E. H. RkADi.tr. Financier,
tauiii riiUTK, Kucorder.
IM.KWII.DK 1.0 DO K, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meeta lu Fraternal hull every Thursday
nicht. oo. W.Thomi'bon, N. o.
J. U HindIKSOK, Storttaiy.
HOOD RIVKR TKNT, No. 19, K. 0. T. M.,
meet, at A. 0. (!, W. hall ou lb llrat and
third t rtdajn of earh month.
Walter linmsn, Commander.
0. X. Willi amu, Secretary.
IIVERWDK LODGF. NO. 40, PEG It Kg OF
HONOR. A. o. V. W. -Meeta Itrat and
Ibtrd Batnrdaya atS r. M.
Rati M. KRRniitirt, C. of H.
Mim Aknii Smith, Recorder.
00D RIVKR CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meet, in Odd Fellow.' II all mo oral and
third Weduetdava oleacb mouth.
J. R. RMS, V. V. "
C. V. Baiw, Clerk.
IfDEN ENCAMPMENT No. , I. O. 0. F.
Vi Regular me "ting aecoud and fourth Mon
day, of rai-h month. W.O. Ash, C. P.
i. L. IUnuiiuon, Bcrlbe.
y B. PRESBY,,
ittornsy-at-ltw and U. S. Commissioner.
Ooldendale, W ash.
Make, a upeclalty of land office work. Final
proo'e in timber and homestead enlriei made
J)R. J. W. VOGEL.
Wilt make regular monthly yl.lta to Hood
Rlyor. Reiidenea m Sixteenth Street,
Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
BpoelalUt oo Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephonear Office, 281; residence, M.
Office In Langtlla bid. Hood River, Oregon.
Cold erowniand bridge work and all klndi of
UOOD RIVER OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
ucceator to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Call promptly anawered In town or coantry,
Day or Nlitht.
Telephone!: Residence, 81; Office, W.
Offlca orer Everhart'i Grocery.
J T. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephone!: Offlca, 381; resldenoe, 281
ll'RGEOX O. B. 4 N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNKY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, KO
TARY PUBLIC and RKAlj
1ST AT AUBNT.
For IS yean a resident of Oregon and Watb
Initon. Hm h.d many yeara experience la
tt..i iL.t.i. metiara. a. abstractor, eearcher of
tttlee and agent, baiiafactioa guaranteed or
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Kitimat furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing fa ipecialty. All kind
of thop work. Shop on SUto Street,
between Firtt anU tecond.
Abtitraetg Furniahed. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BR0S1U8, M. D.
" FHYBICIAN AND 6URGE0N.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Offlcs) Honrs: 10 to U A. M.; 1 to I
and 6 to 7 P. 41.
gUTLEB A CO,
Po a general bankinj basinea.
HOOD RIVER. OREGON
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
. TWO HEMISPHERES.
Comprehenalve Review of the Import
ant Happening! ol the Put Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting- to Our
Fire damaged the plant of the J. I.
Case plow company, at Racine, Wis.,
to the extent of $100,000.
The coal famine in Santa Fe, N. J'.,
is increasing. Tbe penitentiary has
been without coal for six weeks. .
The Berwind-White coal company,
which employes 2,000 men at coal
mines at VV'inbor, Pa., will advance
wages 10 per cent on April 1.
Burglars at Atchison, Kan., blew
open the safe- of the East Atchison
postoffice with dynamite, the explosion
CHARLES W. FULTON, SENATOR-ELECT FROM OREGON.
setting fire in the building.
The Santa Fe railroad officials are
said to have offered the conductors
and trainmen 15 per cent advance in
wages, but they insiBt on 20 per cent.
Owing to the large demand from
America, the price of iron in Germany
has advanced 60 cents a ton since Feb
ruary 1, and the product 1b sold months
The Democratic Liberal party in Hol
land proposes an amendment to the
constitution granting suffrage to all
men ' and women over 21 years of age
Capatin Francis A. Cook, the senior
captain of the navy, who commanded
the Brooklyn in the Spanish war. has
been granted six months' leave on ac
count of sickness.
The strike of shop employes on the
Colorado & Southern railroad hag ex
tended to Denver and Trinidad, and
those at Cheyenne have been called
out. The men demand recognition ol
Mrs. Washington A. Roebling, fam
ous for the part she took in directing
the construction of the Brooklyn bridge
after her hnoband had beenincapacitt-
ed by caisson fever, is In a critical con
dition at her home in Trenton, JN. J.
Six Mexicans froze to death in Texas
The house has nearly completed its
The beef trust has been organized on
a new bans.
The ship subsidy bill has been killed
by the house committee.
The house manintains that the Cuban
treaty musl be passed by that body as
well as by the senate.
An earthauake at Guam has raked
tbe level of the island six inches.
Vice Governor Luke E. Wright, of
the Philippines, is in Waashington.
The house committee that investi
gated the subject of coal transportation
reports finding nothing wrong.
B. H. Wright, ex chief clerk of the
board of public works of Honolulu, has
been indicted for embezzlement. ,
Duke Leopold, brother of the crowu"
princess of Saxony, has announced his
intention of Jonining the A merit an
The supreme court bag awarrded
prize money to Dwey for ships gunk
in Manila bay, but none to Sampson
for those sunk at Santiago.
Germany is preparing for a large ex
hibit at the St. Louis fair.
Several perrons have been frozen to
death in the Weet and South.
Tbe corner stone of tbe army college
has been laid in Washington.
Tbe extreme cold weather continues
throughout the Ea.'t aud South.
NEW SUBMARINE WAR BOAT.
Has Wheels to Run on Bottom of Sea
. . Can Also Travel on Surface.
New York, Feb. 26. The submarine
torpedo boat Protector, a new type' of
veesel, which will shortly be put
through a series of trials for (he pur'
pose of demonstrating her capabilities
to the officers of the United States
navy, is being overhauled at City island
and put in condition for the coming
tests. , The Protector was bout in
Bridgeport, Conn., by her inventor
and owner. Captain Simon Lake. The
vessel is designed for harbor defense.
She is 60 feet - long, 11 feut beam,
draws 12. feet of water, and Weighs
about 200 tons. She is bnilt of steel
and equipped with two wheels to enable
her to travel along the bottom of the
sea. Her motive pocer is electricity
when submerged and gusol ne when
cruising awash. There are two torpedo
tubes. One opening irom her bow will
permit of a diver leaving the boat to
cnt cables and mine connections. . Her
builder believes she can destroy sub
marine defenses in any harbor.
FULTON THE MAN.
Elected United States Senator from Ore
gon on Forty-Second Ballot.
Salem, Or., Feb. 21. Charles W.
Fulton was elected United States senat
or last night at 12:12 O'clock. Victory
came after scenes of intense excitement
and amid the wildest clamor from his
friends. It was on the 18th ballot of
the evening and the 4 2d of the session.
At 11 o'clock the opposition made a
futile attempt to unite upon tbe name
of H. VV, Scott, of Portland. Mr. Scott
received the unanimous support of the
Multnomah delegation for two ballots.
On tbe third ballot, or tbe 18th of the
evening, when the minute hand of the
dock was pointing to within three min
utes of midnight, Mr. Nottingham, of
Multnomah, arose as bis name was
called and made the first break from
the Portland members for Mr. Fulton.
He was followed by Mr. Banks, and
then, aftei several other changes had
been made, by Representatives Fisher
and Jones. Mr. Jones' vote, however,
was not needed he was thd 46th man.
To Senator Daly, of Benton county, the
fortune of completing the triumph of
the candidate from Astoria fell. He
was the 45th, and it took 45 U elect.
When Mr. Nottingham abandoned his
Multnomah colleagues Mr. Fulton had
35 votes. It had been arranged that
the Marion delegation would vote for
MrJScott on the next ballot, and if Mr.
Nottingham had seen fit to abide by the
wishes and plans oi his delegation, it
is probable that Multnomah county
would have been successful in its effort
to elect a man from Portland. With
his conversion to Mr. Fulton, the tide
in tho direction of that gentleman set
in, and to him, therefore, largely rests
the resposibility and the honor of nam
ing the new United States senator.
Main Line Via Wallace.
Wallace, Idaho, Feb. 26. Northern
Pacific men engaged in surveying a site
for a tunnel a mile and a half in length
and the ballasting of the roadbed say
that tbe Coeur d'Alene branch will De
used as the main line within the next
21 nioliths With the proposed tnnnei
near Wallace main curves and climbs
are avoided, and the distance between
Spokane and Missoula lessened 150
miles. That section of the Coeur
d'A'enes abounding in snowslides will
be avoided by the tunnel route. Work
on the tunnel w ill be commenced in tbe
spring and pushed to rapid compieti n.
Fhc to the Mountains.
Manila, Feb. 23 General San Mig
uel's force of insurgent lad rones has
abandoned Montalbar, 16 miles from
here, and probably has fled to the
Mororig mountains. Reports from
Bosoc indicate the pre genre of lad rones
in that vicinity. Reinforcements for
the government troops readied Montal
bar too late and failed to overtake tbe
retreating ladrones. San Miguel has
about 300 men with hint. They can
not subsist long in tbe mountains.
WHAT THE LAWMAKERS OP OREGON
ARE DOING AT SALEM.
Bills ol Importance That are Being Intro
duced and Acted Upon In Both Houses
Measure Signed by the Oovernor
Progress of the Balloting for United
Final ballot Fulton 48, Geer 3,
Wood 17, Scott 21, scattering and ab
sent 8. .
The senate To appropriate 100,000
for Indian war tsterans, passed. To
make taxes payable In the fall, passed.
To require that the polls at general
election be kept open . until 7 P. M.,
The House For bureau of mines,
passed. To provide great seal for the
state, passed. To provide for licensing
of plumbers, passed.
The vote Fulton 33, Geer 27, Wood
17, Williams 6, scattering 6, absent 2.
The Senate To repeal scalp bounty
law, passod. Tocl unge name of Re
form school to Industrial school, passed.
To create a bureau of labor, passed.
The House To change boundaries of
Washington and Columb'a counties,
reconsidered and passed. To fix salary
of s'ate printer, parsed. To extend
terms of asjestore to four years, passed.
The vote Fulton 32, Geer 27, Wood
16, scattering 10, absent and paired 5.
The Senate To put initiative anc"
referendum into effect, passed. For
creation of a bureau of mines, pissed.
To appropriate $10,000 per year for
state fair, passed. For the construc
tion of a bridge acaoss the Willamette
at Portland, passed.
The Houfe A resolution was adapted
allowing the widows of the three peni
tentiary guards killed by Tracy $1,000
each was adopted. To tlx boundary of
Washington county, failed. To torn
pensate Indian war veterans with $100,
Both houses adopted a resolution to
adjourn Friday night at midnight.
Clackamas county school teachers
will hold an institute at Oregon City
Tvutuarj-zo. - - - '
Labor nnions of Oreeon Citv blame
Senator Brownell for the failure of the
eight hour bill to pass.
The monument to the Second Oregon
dead has been placed in position at
Riverview cemetery, Portland.
Work on the Lewis and Clark fair
grounds has commenced.
Professor James M. Martindaie, pres
ident of the Weston normal school, died
last Sunday after a protracted illness.
Another rich strike has been made in
tbe old Virtue mine, near Baker City,
a pocket being found which will 'yield
thousands of dollars.
The Marion county tax roll for 1902
has been placed in the hands of the
sheriff for collection. The roll repre
sents a total of $22,604.69.
Everything it was possible to carry
away was taken from the legislative
balls at Salem after the close of tbe
session by souvenir hunters.
It is understood that the Booth-Kelly
lumber company will put in a system
of water works at Springfield. They
have already secured a irancnise ior
Governor Chamberlain has announced
that a special election will be held be
tween May 1 and June 15 to elect a
representative to fill tbe vacancy caused
by the death of Thomas H. tongue.
Wheat Walla Walla, 75377c; blue
stem, 88c; valley, 78 80c.
Barley Feed, $3.60 per ton; brew
Floor Best grade, $4.304.85; grab
Milistuffs Bran, $1819 per ton;
middlings, $23 & 24; shorts, $19(920.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.15 1.20;
gray, $1.12tj1.15 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $1112; clover,
$809; cheat, $9(310 per ton.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 6075c per
sack; ordinary, 4050c per cental,
growers prices; Merced sweets, $2
2.25 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, ll12c;
young, llK12c;hens, 12)e; turkeys,
live, 15(3 16c; dreseed, 18(g20c; ducks,
$77.50per dozen; geese, I73.6U,
Cbeese-Full cream, twins, 163
7c, Young America, 17418sc;
factory prices, 1(3 1 He lees.
Butter Fancy creamery, 30Z2c
per pound; extras, S0c; dairy, 20
22tc; store, 15lSc
Eggs 20 22 per dozen.
Hops Choice, 2527c per pound
Wool Valley, l!M15c; Eastern
Oregon, 814)c; mohair, 26(3 28c
Beef Grose, cows, 3(33 Sic per
pound; steers, 4 '3 04c; dreseed, 7?c.
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound
Lambs Grots, 4c per pound
Hogs Grose, 6Jc per pound;
COALING STATIONS IN CUBA.
Agreement (Jives Us Control of Caribbean
Sea Isle of Plnea (liven Up.
Washington, Feb. 26. President
Ruosevelt has signed the agreement
drawn'up, under the terms of the Piatt
amendment, providing for the acquisi
tion by the United States of naval
station at Guantanamo and a coaling
station at Bahia Honda, both in Cuba.
Tbe document had been previously
signed by President Pal ma, and was
brought to Washington by Minister
Squiers. It does not Bpecify the price
of the properties to be acquired by the
United States, and this detail is left to
be settled by the usual legal condem
natory proceedings after the navy de
partment has decided exactly the
amount of land it wishes at each place.
With these two places properly forti
fied as naval bases, the Gulf of Mexico
would not be possible of occupation by
a hostile fleet, and the Caribbean eea
would be unsafe for an enemy. At
Guantanamo there will be erected ex
tensive coal docks and perhaps a short
line of railroad to connect the port with
the backbone railroad already finished
by private enterprise. Bahia Honda
will, for some time, probably be used
simply as a place for the storage of
When Mr. Squiers returns to Ha
vana he will take up for settlement the
question of the possession of the Isle
of Pines. The indications are now
that the United States government will
not press strongly in this matter. The
reason for the inference is, first, the
nnavailibility of the island as a naval
base, owing to the Bhallow water sur
rounding it, and second, the really
strong sentimental attachment of " the
Cubans for the place, which would
cause a feeling of resentment toward
the United States in the event that the
isle was taken away.
STOP IMPORTATION OF ARMS.
Russia Asks United States and Others to
Join In Irltexventlon.
Washington, Feb. 20. Representa
tions have been made to tbe state de
partment by the Ruseian ambassador,
Count Cassini, regarding the increas
ing seriousness of the situation in
China, in the hope that the United
States will co-operate with the other
powers to stop the illegal importation
of arms, which has reached an alarm-
ng statie of activity. Similar repre
sentations have been made through
the Russian representatives to Belgium,
Germany and Great Britain. Tbe
inooa nfliriiila l 1 "r" '
i to stop the practice, and the Rus
sian government, in tbe interest of
peace, has called tbe attention of tbe
powers to the matter.
Secretary Hoy and the Russian am
bassador have had several conferences,
but it has not been decided just what
course tbe ' United States, under the
constitution, can take toward prevent
ing the exportation of arms. It is
probable that the only relief lies in
special legislation by congress, which
is deemed impossible at this session.
Tbe Belgians are tbe chief offenders
in this illegal practice, though it is said
many arms are entering China from
the United States, Germany and Great
Britain. Ambassador Cassini, who has
spent many years in China, and is re
sponsible in many degrees for tbe suc
cess of the Russian policy there, re
gards the Chinese situation as deserv
ing of the serious and immediate con
sideration of tbe powers. Reports re
ceived at the state department also in
dicate that mischief is being wrought
by the importation of arms into China.
CONSIDERING KNOX'S OFFER.
Canal Company's Lawyer Says Corres
pondence is in Progress.
Washington, Feb. 24. William Nel
son uromweil. representative oi iue
Panama canal company, stated tonight
that no reply has been made as yet to
the president's acceptance of the canal
company's offer to sell its property.
"The Panama canal company," he
said, "is still considering the proposi
tion made to it by the president through
tbe attorney general seteral days ago,
but it is not true that it nag already
made a definite reply. Of course I
have had numerous conferences with
the attorney general regarding tbe mat-
ter. and the question is in
ence between the officials here and the
l anama canai company, a wuuut mj
when we shall make an answer to the
Mr. Cromwell said also tnat no agree
ment had been reached between the
United States government and the
canal company extending tbe time
limit of the option.
Toledo Hotel Fire.
Toledo. O., Feb. 25. The Hotel De-
veaux was almost completely destroyed
by fire this evening. The fire was dis
covered by one of the guests on the
third floor, and bad gained quite a little
headway. An alarm was turned in at
once, but by the time the department
had arrived the names had spread 10
the second and fourth floors. The
guests and help were notified and all
left the building in safety, many taking
their personal effects with them. Thej
loss will amount to $60,000, with 50,-
Will Become Receiving Ship.
New Yoik, Feb. 24. The United
States transport Hancock arrived in
port today from San Francisco by way
of Valparaiso, Montevideo and Bahai.
The Hancock was formerly the Goion
line steamer Arizona, and in her best
days a noted greyhound of tbe ocean.
She was recently turned over to tbe
navy department and comes here to be
ronvreted into a receiving ship at the
Brooklyn navy yard.
CHANGE IN GRANT
TRANSPORT WILL BE MADE INTO A
DREDGE AT MARE ISLAND.
Government Engineers Would Not Let a
Contract for the Work Because of
Strike Clause Insisted Upon Might
Have Caused Delay Will Be Finished
Late In Summer.
Washington, Feb. 26. It will be late
in tbe summer before the converted
transport Grant will be able to com
mence dredging on the bar at the
mouth of the Columbia river, for the
engineers, after prolonged investiga
tion and exhaustive ' correspondence,
have decided to have the vessel over
hauled at the Mare island navy yard,
instead of by the Risdon iron works,
Notwithstanding the fact that the
Risdona offered to do the work in a
shorter time than the navy yard can
promise, the engineers bold off, as the
Risdon firm Insisted on a stipulation in
the contract relieving it from liability
if the work was not completed in the
contract period, because of the strikes
that might arise. The engineers want
ed to bo on the safe side and thought
that by having the work done at the
government yards there would be no
danger of delay from strikes, conse
quently the Grant will be at tbe navy
yard for the next six months undergo
ing a complete overhauling and re
modeling. The pumps, now nearing
completion in Baltimore, will be in
stalled at the navy yard.
MORE HOPS PLANTED.
Three Pacific Coast States WUI Increase
5,000 Acres This Year.
Portlaad, Feb. 26. The high prices
brought by 1902 hops will doubtless in
duce many, growers to increase their
bop acreage this year, but it will not
effect tbe 1903 yield, as it requires two
years for vines in this climate to reach
tbe bearing stage. Many new yards
were set out last spring, which will
produce in the coming fall. It is esti
mated that 2,000 acres were set out in
Oregon in 1902, but the increase in
yield, supposing weather conditions are
repeated, will do little more than off
set the deter ioiation of old yards.
Hops quickly drain the soil of its chem
ical elements, and, as the Northwest
ern growers have been not fertilizing on
scientific principles, the yield of their
yards has been gradually decreasing,
OUUIV-UVfaiUl UIUiM.,.,f,w. - -
at 10 per cent per year. Still there
will be some-increase over the produc
tion of last fall if the weather is satis
factory. In California the increase
will be larger in proprtion,as the vineB
bear a fairly good crop the same year
they are planted. Tbe following table
shows the acreage in the three Pacific
states in 1902 and the estimated acre
age this year:
QROUND FOR PROTEST.
Canada Thought Supreme Judges Would
Represent United States.
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 26. The Alaska
boundary commission was discussed at
a meeting of the cabinet today. In
an interview a cabinet minister said
that, while it might not be proper to
say that a protest had been made by
Canada against the nomination of Sen
ator Turner and Senator Lodge to be
representatives of tbe United States on
the commission, a remonstrance had
been made on the ground that Canada
was not being fairly treated in the mat
ter. When Canada gave way to arbi
tration by a tribunal as now propoesed
it was with the understanding that
three judges of the United States su
preme court would be appointed to sit
on tbe case with British and Canadian
jndgbs of repute on the other side.
The United States, be said, had
failed to carry out this clause. In
stead, the United States government
has appointed, particularly in Senators
Lodge and Turner, men who cannot be
called "impartial jurists of repute,"
as required by the treaty. On the con
trary they are looked upon as men who
are strongly antagonitsic to Canada's
claims. Until an answer is obtained
j to tbis remonstrance Canada will not
name her commissioners.
ASKS RIQHT OF WAY.
Northern Pacific Wants to Pass Through
Vancouver Barrack Grounds.
Washington, Feb. 26. Representa
tive Jones today introduced a bill
granting a right of way 100 feet wide
to the Northern Pacific railroad across
the Vancouver barracks military reserv
ation. This right of way is desired for
the line of the Northern Pacific being
bujn 0p the north bank of the Colnm
bia fTom Kalsma.
Th. bill Drovides that the secretary
0f the interior shall lay out tbe right
of way M not to interfere with tbe
barracks or other public works on the
reservation, and if it is found that tbe
rajir0ad across the reservation would
interfere with the military establish
ment there will be iw right of way
Large Bridge Works Burned.
Pittabor. Feb. 28. The entire works
' of the Schultse plant of the American
bridge company, a part of the United
i States steel corporation at McKee'o
Rocks, near here, was totally destroyed
by fire early today, entailing loss of
$200,000. The plant was composed of
four buildings, the largest known as
the fitting and riveting department, be
ing 250 feet long. About 200 men are
thrown out of employment. The loss
j is fully covered by In tu ranee.
WHY NAVAL WORK IS SLOW.
Due to Seven Different Causes We are
Not Behind Other Nations.
Washington, Feb. 25. The presi
dent has been in correspondence with
Secretary Moody respecting the matter
of delay in the construction o( naval
vessels, and the secretary in turn" hag
called upon the chief constructor for a
statement of conditions in various ship
building yards where naval work is go
ing on. The secretary has submitted
a letter in the nature of a report to the
president, including with it tbe chief
constructor's report. In substance
these letters show that "while through
a number of causes the building of
warships has been delayed, and the
dates of their completion have been and
will be considerably beyond the dates
originally set, the naval construction
In the United States is not materially
behind tbe naval construction of Eng
land and Germany in the matter of
Secretary Moody argues that it
would be mistake to offer a bonas for
the completion of vessels ahead of con
tract time, and adds that two months
ago he directed that no further exten
sion of time be permitted, .except by
his own personal order. ,
The chief constructor's report shows
there are seven causes for delay in
naval work, namely, inadequate to
plans; changes in armor or armament
or design; delays in delivery of armor
and ordnance; delays in government
inspection ; delays in structural steel ;
delays due to inadequate facilities, and
delays due to inadequate supply of
skilled labor. All of these subjects are
treated in detail in the report, and the
point is made that after all the appar-'
ent greater speed in English shipyards
is due to the fact that the vessels are
delivered by the contractors in very in
complete condition to the government,
which spends several years in many in
stances in equipping the ship for com
mission. GERMANY ASKS FOR CASH.
But Bowen Politely Replies that She Must
Walt Till It Is Due.
Washington, Feb. 25. llavina failed
in an effort to obtain from Mr. Bowen
tbe immediate payment in cash of 5.500
pounds w hich it was provided in the
provocol of February 13 should be paid
to uermany 3U days from date, Ger
many today requested Mr. Bowen to
give a draft for the amount, payable in
Caracas on tbe latter date. This latter
request was made on behalf of the Ger
man embassy by Herr Baltazzi, former
ly charge d'affaires at Caracas, but who
CSUL5?2SeJSSElI?jS t2J Jail
Mr. Bowen was again forced to de
cline this request, which he did polite
ly, at the same time reminding Herr
Baltazzi that he was bound by the
terms of the protocol, which provided
that tbe 5,500 pounds should be paid
at Caracas on the 15th of March to the
diplomatic tepresentative of Germany.
Just what reason was given by the Ger
man representatives for making the re
quest is not - known. Such a draft,.
however, it is presumed, would be ne
gotiable, and the result would be that
the Germans could immediately obtain
the money it called for.
The whole matter 1b presumed to
hinge on the question of the return of
the ships, national and private, which
were taken by the German warships
during the blockade, and regarding
which there appears to bo a hitch.
The Italian ambassador made a call
upon Mr. uowen today and explained
that be bad been informed by his gov
ernment that orders had been issued by
the adimralty on February 14 for the
surrender of the ships taken by the
Mr. Bowen today prepared and hand
ed to the tepresentatives of the block
ading powers the drafts of tbe protocols
for the submission of the question of
tbe determination of preferential treat
ment to The Hague tribunal. The un-
allied powers will be invited to join in
this issue after the piotocols with the
allies are signed.
EX-SECRETARY OF STATE SHORT.
His Accounts Show Discrepancy of $533
-Will Make It Oood.
Boise, Idaho, Feb. 25. Chairman
Jenkins, of the legislative investigating
committee, reports the discovery of a
discrepancy of over $533 in the ac
counts of ex-Secretary of State Bassett,
representing a difference between the
fees timed into the tresaury and the
amount of filings as revealed by the
work of the committee's clerk.
Mr. Bassett has informed Chairman
Jenkins that he will deposit the amount ,
with the secretary of state. He says
he has no idea bow the discrepancy oc
curred, adding that the greatest care
was taken in the work of recording in
struments, etc., and keeping check on
Russia Secretly Prepared.
London, Feb. 25. Thecorrespondent
of the Times at Moscow telegraphs a
confirmation of the reports of extensive
military operations in South Rusia.
He declares that special oaths binding
them to secrecy have been administered
to all the superior army officers. All
absent officers Lave been recaleld to
tbeir regiments, and arrangements have
been completed for 100,000 first class
and 160,000 second class reserves to re
join the colors on emergency call.
To Refund I aland Duties.
Washington, Feb. 25. Tbe senate
committee on Pacific islands and Porto
Rico has favorably reported the house
bill to refund the amoantof duties paid
on merchandise brought intotbe United
States between April 1, 1899, and May
1, 1900, and also on merchandise
brought into the United States frtro
the Philippines between April 1, 18C8,
and March 1, 1902.