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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE QBT LEFT."
HOOD EI VER, OREGON, FRIDAT, MARCH 13, 11)03.
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HOOD RIVER GLACIER i
Published Every Friday by
rf. r. BLYTHK, PublUher.
1 ermn of subscription 150 a year when paid
The mail arrive, from Mt. Hood at lOo'clock
a. m. Wednexdays and (Saturdays; departs the
mine days at noon.
KorClienoweth, leaves at a. m. Tuesday,
Thursdays and Saturdays: arrives at p. m.
For While Salmon (Wash.) leaves daily at 9:43
I. m.: arrives at 7:16 p. in.
From White Salmon leaves for Fnlda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and (ileuwood daily at l A. M.
ForBineen (Wash.) leaves at5:4ip. m.j ar
rives at it p. m.
CtOl'RT HOOD KIVER Ko. 42, F0RF.8TKRH OF
I AMKRICA Meet (second and Fourth Mon
days In each month in K. of Y. hall.
II. J. Fkkiiruick, C. It.
8. F. Foots, Financial .Secretary.
(K OROVE COUNCIL No. 112, 0RI1KR OF
Vf PESDO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridavs of the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U, Hwwics, Counsellor,
Miss Nellie Clark, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood !ver
Union No. li'2, meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7: o'clock. C. 1.. Coi-fLE, President.
J. E. Hamna, Secretary.
IAUREL REBEKAH DEtlREE LODGE, No.
J 87, 1. O. O. F. Meets first and third Fri
days In each month.
Mish Edith Mosul, N. 0.
L. E. Morse, Secretary.
SANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. R.-MeetsatA.
O. U. W. Hail second and fourth HatnrJaya
each month at 2 o'clock p. in. All G. A. K.
B.embers invited to meet with us.
W. H. I'ehiiy, Commander.
T. J. CtNNiio, Adjutant.
IAN BY W. R. C, No. 16 Meets second and
ly fourth Saturdays of each inonth in A. O, I".
W. hall at 2 p. m. M its. Faknib Bailey, Pres.
Mrs. O. L. Btbanahan, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 108, A. F. aild A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
eaib full moon. Wm. M. Yates, W. M.
C. l. Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday niKlit of each month.
G. R. Cabtker, H. P.
A. 8. Blowers, Becretary.
HOOD KIVER CHAPTER, No. 2.5, O. E. 8.
Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
ings of each month. Visitors co.dially wel
comed. Mrs, May Yatkb, W. M.
Mrs. May B. Daviiwon, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103. United Artisans,
Meets lirst and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social: Arti
sans hall. F. C. BR081U8, M. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
AUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P. Meets
in A. O. U.W.nall every lucsuay nucnt,
F. L. Davidson, C. 0.
Dr. C. H. Jenkins, K. of R. & 8.
RIVERSIDE LODGE. No. 68, A. O. V. W.
Meeti first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
Chester Shuts, Recorder. .
TDLEW'ILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. 0 O. F.
I Meets in Fraternal null every rniirsoay
Geo. W. Thompson, N. G.
L. Henderson, Secretary.
TIOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. 0. T. M.,
J I meets at A. O. U, W. hall on th first and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter Gerkinq, Commander.
. G. E. William, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets first and
third Saturdays at P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, C. of H.
Miss Ann is Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Fellows' Hull the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
J. K. IlEES, V. C.
C. TJ. Dakin, Clerk.
PKN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. 0. 0. F.
Vj Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. W. O. Ash, C. P.
Y. L. Henijerson, Scribe.
U. J. W. YOG EL,
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
Elver. Residence attf Sixteenth Street,
II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Olllce, 281; residence, W.
Ollic in Langille hid. Hood River, Oregon
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
J L. DUMBLE,
PI1YSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or coantrr,
VII or iiKii..
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, 83.
Office over Everbart's Grocery.
J T. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 2S1 ; residence, 283.
SURGEON 0. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTOFNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER. NO
TAKY PUBLIC and REAL
EST Al a AGENT.
.. 9 rrnrt a resident of Oregon and Wash-
i...lr.n 'lias had maiiv years exuerieiics in
v.t.t miliars, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, satisfaction guaranteed or
no charge. ,
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS,
Vatitnatet furnished for all kinds of
nrk. Repairing a specialty. All kinda
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Orcgnn.
r C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' THYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M. ; S to
and 6 to 7 P. M.
gUTLF.R A CO.,
- Po general banking business.
HOOD RIVER. ' OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
, TWO HEMISPHERES.
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Mos
Likely to Prove Interesting to Ouf
The Pennsylvania railroad has added
$150,000,000 to its capital stock
The ladrones in Rizal province have
been scattered and the leaders captured.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
have celebrated their fortieth wedding
Missouri Pacific passenger train No.
8, the Fast Mail, ran into a landslide
near Gascon, Mo., and the engine
was buried in the mud.
A big find of hematite iron ore con
taining a large percentage of metallic
iron and little dross has just been
made in the river hills near Wrights
Henry Roso, the wealthy Cuban
plantar, who, it is said, gave the great
er pat t of hU fortune in aid of the
Cuban revolution, is confined in the
Bloomingdale aeylum for the insane.
Dr. Dosang, Chinese doctor and ex
alted member of various Chinese secret
societies, reputed to be one of the
wealthiest men of his race in this coun
try, is dead at his home in Chicago.
William De La Berre, director of the
Washburn-Pillsury mills, Minneapolis,
is in Magdeburg, buying machinery for
the Briquette works that W. D. Wash
burn Intends to build at Bismarck, N. D.
Ex-Senator Jones, of Arkansas, is
confined to his bed in Washintgon by
an attack of la grippe.
No more bodies of those drowned in
the ferryboat accident at Spier falls,
N. Y., have been recovered.
The department of agriculture has
issued an order quarantining the state
of New Hampshire because ot the pres'
ence of the foot and mouth disease.
The Missouri senate has passed the
ill prohibiting the sale of cigarettes
and cigarette papers to children under
18 years of age.
passed the bouse.
Th North machinery company has
been incorporated at Trenton, N. J.
with a capital stock of $15,000,000, and
will manufacture seed ana agricultural
machinery of all kinds.
lecause of the unprecedented preval
ence of Blenders among horses in New
York City, quarantine rules may De so
itridly enforced as to work great mcon-
vhii nnce to owners, particularly to
those do:ng heavy trucking business.
Korman Argo. said to have been the
original Uncle Tom. is dead at Faint
r. irk. Kv.. at the reputed age oi in
years. Argo was corn a siave, uuu i.
limned to General Samuel Kennery, i
wealthy planter of Garrard counly a"nd
former member of the KentucKy leg.
A snow plow on the Old Colony
street railway, at Fall River. Mass.,
became unmanageable at the top of
eteep hill and, dashing down the in
cline, crashed into two cars loaded with
nnHsencers. Five persons sustained
bruises and flesh wounds enough to ne
ressitate their being camel to a nos
riil. A dozen others were bruised
The Idaho legislature has adjourned
Senator Mitchell is not improving
Minister Bowen is again at work
sfraiBhtenina up the Veneiuelan
The new steel cruiser Chattanooga
wax launctiea in uie presence ui u
Conductors and brakemen on the
Union Paciflfic have been granted an
increase in wages.
W. R. Merriam. director of the cen
bus, will resign May 15 to go into busi
nesa in New lork
The American window glass company
has closed its plant at Indianapolis
Four thousand men are affected
Two trains on the Burlington collided
near Omaha, fatally injuring one pas
senger and three others slightly,
tLa nnlice of Buffalo are nnable tD
livata the murderer of Edward L. Bur
dick. A woman has been arrested, out
thr was no evidence against her and
she was released.
Two persons were killed and 75 others
injured at Montreal by the collapse of
building. Several hundred people
had irathared on a roof to watcb a born
Ino steamer and the weight was too
great for the roof.
The new United States monitor Ne
vada has been placed in commission at
the navy yard at Fortsmoutn, . u.
A syndicate composed chiefly of Cleve
land capitalists is securing options on
almost all the coal minei on the Kaoa
wha and New Rivera, West Virignia..
Vicar General Mooney is ill with
grip at hii Sew York residence.
Illinois ranks first among the states
in the manufacture of agricultural im
plements, bicycles, cars, glucooe and
distilled liquors, and la slaughtering
and meat packing.
By giving to Ya!ea library an excep
tional mllection of Russian and Slavic
literature, and more recently a email
Hhrart on mngic. the late J. Samper
Smith. Yale 1853, so far impoverished
hi. fnrtnnM that Yale gradual have
i. Won ate na to raise a fund for the aid
of hie widow.
WILL FIQHT 10 A FINISH.
Canadian Pacific Strike Spreading From
Vancouver, B. ., March 12. Al-
thoueh it seemed probable a few days
ago that a settlement was about to be
effected between the striking employes
and tlse Canadian 'Pacific railway, all
eaotiations were broken off today.
The strikers say that it will be a bat
tle to the finish. The United Brother
hood of railway employes says that the
apparent willingness of the company to
arbitrate for a settlement was merely a
ruse to gain sufficient time in which
recruit substitutes for tne strimng
men. mere is no question oi wages
or working hours in the matter.
Supporting the cause of the strikers.
all members of their organization along
the line have been today called out,
Calgary, Winnipeg and Fort William
being particularly interested.
The company, on the otner nana, nas
received another carload of Eastern
men, and now has 125 substitutes, with
which it will endeavor to carry on gen
eral business. These men are quar
tered in box cars on the wharves, en
trance to the wharves being guarded
day and night by Canadian Pacinc
special policemen, lhe following no
tico addressed to shippers and all others
concerned is published: ,
Ihis company is now prepared to
accept all goods offered for shipment.
Hie same can be delivered eitDer at
our local sneas or our wuart ware
The strikers are receiving funds from
. . , . i si - i v :
unions tnrougnoui liriusn joiuuiui
and from Portland, Seattle and other
From the head oiiice ot tne company
at Montreal is coming William Whyte,
assistant to the preinident, who will try
to settle the strike.
CALL FOR TROOPS.
May Result from Strike Riots at Toledo-
War Among Teamsters.
Toledo, 0., March 12. After four
successive attacks had been made on
nonunion teamsters by striking union
men, a member of the Toledo cartage
association declared that be would
make application to Governor Nash
tomorrow to call out the state militia
protect the association's men and
Today has been one of the most excit
ing in the city's history, nor is the ex
citement abbated by the strikers' de
claration that a general strike will be
called and that no Toledo freight will
be handled by teamsters in any part of
The trouble began at noon when a
mob of 400 strikers and sympathizers
followed a truck through the principal
business streets, endeavoring to knock
and pull from his place a nonunion
driver. The mob attempted to co vio
lenee to Manager Turner, of the More-
ton truck .comptny. Both men were
saved from serious nijury, however, Dy
the police.. Later the police gave no
tice that any further provocation given
the strikers would be the fault of the
employers and that they would not in
Later an attempt was made to throw
a nonunion driver into the river, but the
man was saved by the pvlice. Not half
an hour later another nonunion truck
driver was torn from a truck in front of
the Moreton truck company's office
and at the muzzle of a revolver was
compelled to run for his life. A simi
lar fate befell a nonunion teamster
within a block of the police station.
PLAJUE OF WATER.
All Rivers In Middle West and South are
Booming All Industry Stopped.
St. Louis, March 12. The Missis
sippi river and all its tributaries are
above or near the flood stage and con
tinued rain through their vast water
shed threatens a flood hardly paralleled
in the history of the Middle West and
South. The Ohio and ali its tribu
taries, after receding for a" few days,
are again rising, and the lowlands are
flooded at many points. The ice in
the streams which empty into the Mis
souri from the west has broken np and
carried miny bridges with it. The
area covered by the floods will extend
from the foothills of the Alleghenies
on the east to those of the Rockies on
the west and from the great lakes to the
At several points tne Mississippi nas
already overflowed its banks or threat
ens to break the levees and is still ris
The worst damage, so lar, nas Deen
done in Nebraska, where the wrec of
bridges has stopped traffic on all rail
roads running west except the Burling
ton. From all directions come reports ol
people fleeing from flooded bottom lands
to the hills or seeking refuge in the
upper stories of their houses, and of
factories rendered idle by the floods
advancing to their boiler rooms.
Sentries are Fired On.
Colorado Springs, March 12. Sen
tries at three points were fired on this
evening by unknown parties. Atone
point an attempt waa made to enter
the sentry lines and the sentry on
Btiard came near being hit. Other sen
tries stationed around the three mills
were fired upon at midnight. From
reports made by the sentries and the
flashes fro n the guns, the men doing
the shooting were located on the hills
turroundingthe reduction plants.
Still Believe a Woman Did It.
Buffalo, March 12. The police cling
to the theory that a woman, and one
from outside the house, killed Burdick
The examination of sewers and' sluice
boxes in the vicinitv of the Burdh-k
, nome tauea to revest any weapon
! that could have been used by the mur-
derer. The police are also working to
ascerUJn all that actually occurred in
. the hoase, both before and after the
(murder that night.
NEWS OF OREGON
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS
OF THE STATE.
New Creamery at Pleasant HIU Stock.
men'e Convention at Medtord Money
for State Convict Labor Polk County
Mohair Pool Fruitgrowers Organize
In Rogue River Valley.
A creamery association has been or
ganized at Pleasant Hill, Lane county.
for the fjretiime in the past four
months Eugene is entirely free of every
The Loewenberg-Going company last
week paid into the state treasury $1,
796.06 on account of convict labor in
the prison stove foundry for November
and December. ' v. ' 7
The destruction of a large barn on
the Theodore Staiger farm, two miles
from Salem, resulted in a loss of
$6,000. Eight valuable horses were
burned. Tramps are supposed to have
started the fire. ,
Tne fruitgrowers of the vicinity of
Medford held a mass meeting there and
perfected an organization, which is
known as the Rogue River Fruitgrow
ers' union, xney aaopiea a wnsuiu-
tion and by-laws.
The stockmen's convention, held at
Medtord last Saturday, was attended
by 60 of the most prominent cattlemen
in Jackson county. Addresses were
made by a number of well known
speakers. A temporary organization
was made. Another meeting will be
held March 21 and organize perma
nently. The Polk county mohair association
met in Dalles last 'week to tranract
important business and to set the time
of the si le of the pool of the associa
tion. Thepool at present is the fleeces
of about 12,000 goats, and will amount
to about 60,000 or 60,000 pounds. The
severe winter in the hill districts will
cause the clip to be somewhat lighter
The office of the Linn county sheriff
is a very busy place these days. Taxes
are being paid quite rapidly by citi
sens of Linn county, who are anxious to
take advantage ol the S per cent re
bate for prompt payment.
William Moore, the postmaster at
Greenville, and the proprietor of a gen
eral merchandise store, was held np by
two masked men with drawn pistols
and robbed of $110. $91 of which was
funds belonging to the postoffice.
Hon. J. M. Church, of La Grande,
who is a member of the board of re
gents of the agricultural college, has re
ceived notice that a farmers' institute
will be held fn La Grande March 20
and 21. Several members of the Cor-
vallis faculty will be in attendance.
Final arrangements have been made
for the holding of a street fair and car
nival at Giants Pass from June 16 to
21. The Woodmen ol the World of
that city are at the head of the under
taking. It will be a Southern Oregon
affair and all of the towns in the state
south of Rosebnrg will participate.
The efforts to organize a real estate
exchange in Albany have proved suc
cessful. The constitution provides
that the executive board shall have
three members not engaged in the real
estate business, and that there shall be
harmony between the members on all
questions of sales and commissions.
W. T. Nolan has been appointed reg
ister and Miss Anne M. Lang as re
ceiver oi The Dalles land office.
Preparations aie Deing made for be
ginning work upon the new buildings
at the state asylum for which appro
priations were made the past session.
At the farm there will be another closed
cottage similar to the one built last
year, at a cost ol 118,000, ana an ex
tension will be built upon the kitchen
and dining room, for which the sum of
1,000 has been provided.
Wheat Walla Walla, 75c;
stem, 87c; valley, 7880c.
Barley Feed, $23.50 per ton;
flour Best grade, $4.3034.85 ; grah
Millstuffa Bran, $19 per ton;
middlings, $ 24; shorts, $19.50(320.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.15 1.20;
gray, $1.121.15 per cental,
Hay Timothy, $11(312; clover,
$89; cheat, $910 per ton. j
Potatoes Best Bnrbanks, 60375o per
sack; ordinary, 4 0(3 50c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $20
2.25 per cental.
Pooitry Chickens, mixed, ll12c;
young, ll43izc; nens, izc; wrxeyi
live, 1516c; dressed, 1820c; ducks,
$77.50 per dozen; geese, $7(38.50
Cheese Fall cream, twins, 16K9
17c: Yonng America, 17X18)ic
factory prices, llH'c lose.
Butter Fancy creamery, 8032Mc
per pound; extras, 30c; dairy, 20
2ic; store, 1518c
Egge 15(316 per dozen.
Hops Choice, 2326o per pound.
Wool Valley, 15c; Eastern
Oregon, 814ic; mohair, 26928c.
Beef Gross, cows, S33Jie per
pound; steers, 444c; dxeeeed, 7?ic
Mutton Gross, 4c per ponnd
Lamb Gross, 4c per ponnd;
Hogs Gross, 63e pet
FOR PORTLAND FAIR.
Utah Legislature Appropriates $10,000 for
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Salt Lake City, Utah, March 11.
The Utah legislatue today passed bill
appropriating $10,000 for an exhibit at
the Lewis and Clark exposition to be
held in Portland in 1905. Aition on
the measure, which had previously
been passed by the senate, was unani
mously in favor ot the bill, which went
through without dis.ussion.
Although bat $10,000 is named as
the appropriation for the Portland fair,
the exhibit will really cost many times
that amount. A companion bill,
which also passed the legislature to
day, provides for the expenditure of
$50,000 for a Utah exhibit at St. Louis
in 1904. The St. Louis exhibit will be
moved entire to Portland. The appro
priation for the Portland fair is designed
to (over the cost of transfer, and tore
place any portions of this display that
may be destroyed or lost. Should the
funds permit, additions will be made
for the Portland exhibit, as it is the
wish of Governor Wells to make the
most creditable showing possible at ihe
Portland fair. It is certain that Gov
ernor Wells1 will approve both meas
ures passed by the legislature today.
Ihe governor hag been a strong advo
cate of a lare appropriation for the
purpose of these exhibits, and heartily
endorses the two Dills.
WHAT CONGRESS DID.
Put In 144 Hours to the Day Number of
Bills and Reports. 1
Washington, March 11. Aleaxnder
McDowell, clerk of the house of repre
sentatives today made public an official
compilation made by Tally Clerk
Wakefield showing the work done by
the house during the 67th congress. It
showed that the longest day of the ses
sion lasted, with receesei, 144 hours,
during which 80 rollcalls were taken.
The number of bills and resolutions in
troduced in the bouse during the two
sessions of the . congress was 18,420,
and reports were made on 2,810 bills
and resolutions. The senate sent to
the house 1,630 senate bills and reso
lutions. The house disposed of 2,413
of the measures originaitng with it
and of 1,012 of the senate bills and
resolutions, making a total of 3,430
bills and resolutions acted on. Con
gress left on its calendars 405 house
and 118 senate bills and resolutions.
Fifteen of the members of the house
died during the congress, seven re
signed and Messrs. Rhea, Fentucky,
and Butler, Missouri, were unseated,
the latter twice.
CONCESSIONS BY TURKEY.
Recognizes American Medical Diplomas-
Naturalization of Armenians.
Constantinople, March 11. The
United States legation has finally ob
tained official recognition of the exam
ination at the American medical col
lege, Bayreuth, on the same lines as
the French examinations, and also the
settlement of the long pending question
affecting the rights of wives and chil-
ren of Armenians who have become
naturalized Amerbana to leave the em
pire. They are now able to join their
husbands and fathers in the United
States without hindrance. The council
ministers has agreed to recognize
the American educational, charitable
and religious establishments and they
are now awaiting imperial approval.
It is expected that authority will
shortly be given to the American arch-
eoloBiai. Mr. Banks, to undertake ex
cavations at Tel-Abraham, Mesopota
mia. the sopposd site of the tomb of
Abraham. Mr. Banks has been wait
ing here for this permission for three
FLOODS IN MANY STATES.
BoomlnB Rivers Swamp Factories and
Drive Thousands to Hills.
Grand Rapids, Mich., March 11.
Grand river continued to rise this aftei
noon and tonight. A dumber of fac
tories along the banks have been com
pel led to sbnt down, as the water has
invaded their boiler ronms and put out
the fires. Fears were entertained for
the safety of the Grand .Trunk bridge
and a large force of men was set at
work today throwing steel rails and
other material into the river on the
upper side of the abutments for the
purpose of strengthening inem.
The ice gorge at lona sun noias ami
is backing up the water, the dynamite
operations failing to break it np. Much
apprehension is felt here of the result
of the breaking away of the i.e gorges
May Settle Peaceably.
London, March 11. Supporters of a
friendly understanding between Russia
and Great Britain regarding countries
where their governments clash are
much interested in what was regarded
A . . . L In U
as Sigqincam statement umua vj
Under Foreign Secretary Cranbonrne,
Renlving t oa question, the secretary
declared that it was desirable there
should bs an amicable understanding
hetween Great Britain and Russia on
the subject of their foreign interests.
Receives $1,000 Reward.
Everett, Wash., March 11. Fireman
R. D. Abbott, of the Great Northern
who backed the disabled passenger
train from C parade tunnel several
wmkianowhen the train crew had
k.wn nArYmn with eras from the en-
i trine, thus saving the lives of everybody
l; I in the coaches, has been rewarded with
' $ 1,000 in caah by the Great Northern.
FIRE AT PORTLAND
NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS
GOES UP IN SMOKE.
Very Little Property U Saved, Owing to
High Winds and Lack of Water In
cendiary U Suspected Four Fires dive
Firemen a Hard Day' Work-Victoria
Dock a Ruin.
Portland, March 11. Four separate
fires in Portland yesterday mocked at
the efforts of the toiling firemen and
destroyed property to the value of near
It seems reasonably certain that two,
and possibly all, of the conflagrations,
were of incendiary origin, and that
bidden in the swaying crowds that
watched the leaping flames a pyro
maniac gazed gleefully at the destruc
tion he had wrought.
So certain are the local representa
tives of the big insurance companies
that an incendiary is deliberately at
tempting to burn down the docks which
line the river front that they yesterday
informed the owners of the various
wharves that, unless watchmen were
at once employed to patrol the proper
ty, the companies would canctl their
The first alarm was turned in at 3:80
o'clock yesterday morning. The resi
dence of William Faber, at the corner
of Market and Eleventh streets, was in
flames, and before the firemen could
extinguish the fire, the building was
Before the department had left the
smoldering embers of this handsome
home, an alarm was sounded for a
fierce conflagration in Lower Aiblna.,
at the corner of Mississippi avenue and
Russell street. Here also the flames,
fanned to a white heat by the driving
gale, laughed at the weak streams that
dribbled from the nozzles of the fire
men, and while Chief Campbell cursed
the fate which bade him draw water to
fight a raging fire through tiny water
mam. the fire sent property valued at
$25,000 whirling skywards in smoke.
At 10:20 o'clock in the morning the
firefighters, wearied with a night ol
facing seething flames and strangling
smoke, were called to combat the fierc
est conflagration of them all, a tire at
the Victoria dock, where the fierce
heat on one side and the hurrying river
on the other prevented the firemen
from occupying any vantage ground
from which they could reach their
enemy. Ana nere also toe nre aiea
onlv when the swirling name couia
find no further thing on wnich to prey
The loss is estimated at $378,000.
In the evening at 9:20 o'clock the
ast alarm of the eventful day was
sounded. A messenger boy passing the
candy factory of Canning & Wallace
saw a tiny tongue of nane flicker from
window on the second floor, tie ran
to the Vol ice station near by and shout
ed "Fire!" As quickly as may be the
dashing engines reached the spot, and
the tired firemen saw a whirlwind of
fire before them that sent twisting
eddies of flame across the street to lick
hungrily at the stonework of the oppo
site buildings. On either hand of the
candy factory were warehouses filled
with paint and oils, brooms and rattan
ware. And the candy factory was a
roaring furnace. It was a situation
that appalled the early comers to the
fire, but the flames were held in check
by the thick walls, and this morning
the gutted walls only ol the candy
factory tell a mute story of the strug
gle, instead of a devastated block, as
here mieht well have been. Ihe loss
is about $40,000.
CAN'T BEAT CUBAN TTEATY.
Not Enough Opposing Votes Can Be Found
to Prevent Ratification.
Washington. March 12. If the Cu
ban treaty is defeated it will be by
Democratic votes, and it will take
nearly the entire Democratic member
ship to accomplish this result. As the
senate stands, there are 57 Republicans
and 33 Democrats. So far as known
with one exception, (Bard, of Califor
nia), all the Republicans are in favor
of the treaty. This makes ott votes
fonr more would be sufficient to ratify
The opposition must secure 31 votes in
order to defeat it and this is not De-
lie ved to be possible.
The men who were so antagonistic to
the reciprocity bill that came over
from the bouse during the first session
of the last congress are not making any
opposition, so far as can be learned
Thd Democratic opposition is tne com
bination of sugar and tobacco interests,
who fear that 20 per cent reduction
will seriously injure the home produc
tion of these commodities. At the
same time it is not believed that their
opposition is sufficient to control 81
Execntloa of Boxer.
Pekin. March 12. Yuan Shal, gov
ernor of Chi LI province, having been
informed that the Boxer organization
has resumed activity in the eastern part
ol the province, dispatched troops who
discovered that members of the society
well armed, were drilling at night in
town 100 miles east of Pekin. The
Boxers were dispersed after a dozen of
them and several soldiers had been
killed. Yuan Shai ordered theprison-
ers to be beheaded.
Te Solve Mystery ol the Maine.
Madrid. March 12. Foreign Minister
Abarxuza will propose at - tbe next
r-ahinet rmnm-il that the Spanish cov-
take steel to have the wrecked
hattleshiD Maine refloated in Havana
harbor, in order to discover the canse
of her ainkinf .
INTO THE FLOOD.
t 4 t
Nineteen Passengers on a Hudsoa Rive
Ferryboat Drowned. ,
Glens Falls, N. Y., March 10. Nine
teen men are dead as the result of the
capsizing of the boat used by the work
men at the Spies falls, about 10 miles
west of Glens Falls, on the Hudson
river. More than 1,000 men are em
ployed there at present in tne construc
tion of , the power dam of the Hudson
river power company. The laborers
and many of the masons are Italians,
who live in shanties on the north side
of the river. The main portion of the
work is carried on at present on the op
posite side of the river. The men have
been in the habit of crossing a small
bridge, where the river flows through
an unfinished portion of the dam, but
the river has been rising for several
days, and the company, fearing the
bridge was unsafe, destroyed it with
Belowthe bridge about the work is a
ferry. The boat is a scow-shaped affair,,
bout 30 feet Jong and about 13 feet
wide, and is operated by means of
cables. It is large enough to carry a
heavily loaded team and as many as
150 men have been taken acroBS on it
at one time.
When the men were being carried
across yesterday an Italina boy became
frightened and fell overboard. He was
This morning 70 or 80 men got
aboard of the boat, leaving a big crowd
on the bank waiting for the next trip.
When a few feet from the shore, the
water splashed against the rail, and
the boy who had fallen overboard the
previous day seized one of the tacKle
ropes which ran from the overhead
cabin to the stern of the boat. Some
of the men started toward him and in
stantly the boat careened and filled.
The Hudson, swollen by the fresh '
rains, bore a score or more of the strug
gling men down stream. Many others
succeeded in catching hold of the boat,
which had righted, and there they
clang until they were pulled ashore.
The wildest excitement prevailed but
the current carried many of the men
toward shore, and they were rescued.
Teams were quickly harnessed and
loaded with skilled log drivers and sent
down the river to points where the
bodies would likely be found. Dozens
of dinner pails, hats and coats were
fished out, but it was nearly 6 o'clock
before the first body was found.
The river for miles is being watched
and dragged in hopes of finding the
bodies of the victims. There were but
two or three English speaking men on
It is unlikely that all the bodies will
be recovered. The river is full of logs.
and at the high boom, five miles down
the river, there are many thousands of
BENSON IN JAIL.
Olympla Murderer Captured Near That
Place Offered No Resistance.
Olympla, March 9. Christ Benson,
the murderer of Jailer Morrell, at
Olympia, February 28, was captured
ast night, and is gain in his cell at
Benson was fonnd in a deserted cabin
two miles west of town. He offered no
resistance when caught.
A mob surrounded the jail, with loud
cries of "Hang him 1 hang him!" but
every precaution waa taken against
violence. When telling his story the
murderer cried like a child. His wan
derings tallied very well with the news
paper reports. He has several times
been in the bands of men looking for
h(m, but who let him go after looking
at his face.
He was in Tacoma a day and a half
and then returned to Olympia.
Strife in Shipyards.
New York, March 10. Unless de
mands by the striking boilertriakers
and iron shipbuilders who left the ysrds
of Townsend & Downey, at Shooter is
land, about a month ago, are complied
with, a general strike will be called by
the delegates of the onion. An ulti
matum baa been delivered to the em
ployera, and an answer will be made
today. If it is unfavorable, a& the
employers say it will be, no fewer than
8,000 men will throw down their tools
in the shipbuilding yards in New York,
Brooklyn and New Jersey.
Heavy Storms in Colorado.
Telluride, Colo., March 10. A se
vere snow storm has been in progress
in the mountains near here for three
days, accomapnied at times by terrific
gales. Snowslides have occurred at
different places, but as yet no serious
damage or loss of life has been report-,
ed. The snowfall in this vicinity this
winter has been very heavy, and it is
(eared much damage to mining property
and possibly loss of life will occurr when
be slide) begin to run.
Coal Mine on Fire.
Boxeman, Mont., March 10. Fire is
raging in the coal mine of the North
ern Pacific railroad company at Chei-t-nat,
near here. Tbe reports indicate
that the damage is extensive. As far
as possible all approaches to the fire
have been bulkheaded and it is hoped
, to smother the blaze,
at the mine have been suspended for at
least two week,
Over 200 men are