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"IT'S A COLrD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD EIVEK, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1903.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Fublished Every Friday by
B. F. BI.YTHK, PublUlior.
lernm of uWeri)uon a year when paid
The mall arrive! from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
I. m. Wtnliiemlayt and Saturdays; depart tho
tame dayi at noon.
For Cbenoweth, leaves at S a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and tiatunlays: arrives at 6 p. in.
For W hite Kaltnon (Wash.) leave daily at 6 :4J
a. ni.: arrives at 7:15 p. m.
f rom White Salmon leavea for Fillda, Ollraer,
1 lout Lake and (ileuwood flally at A. M.
Kor Hitmen (Wash.) leaves at 5:4i p. in.; ar.
live at 2 p. m.
flOl'RT HOOD RIVER No. 12, FORESTERS OF
; AMERICA Meetnecond and Fourth Mon
days jn each mouth in K. of H. hall.
If. J. FKKiJKKICK, C. K.
S. F. Fours, Financial Secretary.
OAK OROVK COUNCIL No. 1(2, ORDER OF
PENDO. MeetH the Second and Fourth
Fridava oi the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. V. V . HitoHiiin, Counsellor.
Miss N'KI.I.IB CLARK, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 1(2, meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturday in each month,
7 :3u o'clock. C. L. C'oiTLa, President.
, i. E. Uanna, Secretary.
IAUREL REBEKAH DECREE LODGE, No.
i 87, 1. O. O. P. Meets first and third Fri
days in each month.
Miss Edith Mojiik, N. 0.
L. E. Morki, Secretary. .
CANBY PORT, No. 16, O. A. R.-MeetsatA.
O. U. V. Hail second and fourth HatniJavg
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. Ail U. A. k.
n.enibtm invited to meet Willi us.
W. H. i'KKKY, Commander.
T. J. Cumnino, Adjutant.
(1ANBY W. R. C No. 16-Moet second and
j fourth Saturdays of each month in A. o, U.
yi. nail at 2 p. m. .Mus. 1-anmk Hailey, Pres.
Mas. O. L. Btkanahan, Secretary.
TT0OD RIVER LODGE No. 1C6, A. F. and A
Jl M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. li s. it. Yatks, W. M.
C. JJ. Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Weetn third Friday niklit of each mouth.
G. K. t'ASTNKB, 11. P.
A. 8. Blowers, Secretary.
flOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, 0. E. 8.
'11 Meets second and fourth Tuesday even.
intt of each month. Visitors co dially wel
couiod. Mrs. May Yates, V. M.
Mas. Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103. United Artisans,
Mueta tirnt and third Wednesdays, work;
Skiennd and fourth Wednesdays social' Arli
aians hull. P. C. Bkosius, M. A.
P. B. Harnzs, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 30, K. of P.-Meets
In A.O. U. W. ball every Tuesitav niklit.
F. I.. Davidson, C. C.
Dr. C. H. Jknkins, K. of R. 4 8.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. O. V. W.
Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. U. Barnks, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
.CHKfrrKK fciltl'TE, Recorder.
JI1LEWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. P.
Meets in Fraternal hull every Thursday
light. . Gko. W. Thompson, N. O.
J. L. Hkndrrson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meet at A.O. U, W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month. -
' Walter Gkrkino, Commander.
O. E. Williams, Secretary.
T1VERSIDE LODGE NO. in, DEGREE OF
jt HONOR, A.O. U. W. -Meets Jlrst and
ithird Saturdays fit 8 P. M.
K atr 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 aud
aliltt Wednesdays of each month.
J. R. Rkeh, V. C.
a;, u. ojakin, i tera.
IMJRN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
iri Ketfidar meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. W. O. Ash, C. P.
Y. L. Hkkimrmiii, Scribe.
JjR. J. W. V0GFX.
VBl J,11 regular monthly ylsiti to Hood
Silver. Residence 803 Sixteenth Street,
II. JENKiSS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown aud Bridge Work.
Telephones: Oflice, 281; residence, 91.
Offlca Un Ingille bid. Hood Rivr, Oregon.
vR. E. T.CARN8.
iCold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
H SIVER OREGON
VJ.J L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Bucceaxor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered fn town or country,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 81 ; Office, S3.
Office over Everhart's Grocery.
J f. WATT, M. V.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, 283.
BURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAXI) HEN DERSON
ATTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER. NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 23 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years expertsmc) In
Real Etate matters, aa abstractor, searcher of
titles and ageul. taiisiHCiioa guaraatead or
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
EftiinaUi fiirnighe3 (or all kimig of
work. Kepnirinvr a ipeeilty. All kinds
.of shop work, hop on Stat Street,
ltwpn First and ?fOonl.
Abstrat ta Furn'whetl. Money Loaned.
Hood River, On'gon
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
"PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Thone Central, or 121. 1
Offic Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.; to 3
and f to r. .vi.
gUTLER A CO.,
I a general banking baaine.
HOOD RIVER. OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings' of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Mos
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
1 THE PRESIDENT'S TOUR.
Leave Washington April 1
In Chicago April 2
In Yellowstone I'ark April 8 to H
In Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois. April 26 to 29
In St. Louis April 80
In Kansas city May 1
In Denver .., May 4 m
In Han Francisco .May 12 to 14 (6
Arrive at Asniana, ur jnayzi
iji In Halem May 21
:j) Arrive Portland (afternoon). May 21
S) Leave Portland(morulng). ..May 22
() InTacoma May 22
( Arrive Seattle May 28
(A 1eave Seattle May 24
) In Walla Walla. .May2o
(j) In Mpokane M ay 26
m In Salt Lake May 29
S In Cheyenne May 31
:) Iave t'hevenne on return. June 1
(i Arrive in Washington June 4
The senate will now take up the
The Mississippi flood has caused the
logs of a number of lives.
The Colorado strike has extended to
the Cripple Creek mines.
Twelve deaths have occurred in the
last six months in New York City from
Passengers on a Brooklyn Rapid Tran
sit company's Myrtle avenue car found
themselves locked in a burning car.
The motorman did not stop until the
end of the run was reached, where a
tire engine was waiting to extinguish
the flames, and the occupants ol the
car were relieved from a perilous situ-
The passage of a package of diamonds
throngh the custom bouse at New York
has brought out the fact that the re
turn of the jewels to Antwerp was pre
vented only by the stopping of the Red
Star line bt earner Finland in the lower
bay by means of' a wireless telegram
and the sending to her of a tug.
A new Arizona law provides that it
shall be unlawful for territorial officials
to act as the resident agents of foreign
corporation?, an appointment required
by law, and this branch of the business
will go to local- corporation agencies.
The territory rivals New Jereey in
cheapness in the matter of incorpora
tion. Justice Day continues to improve.
Thomas Upton's Shamrock III was
launch d March 17.
Ex-Congressman John W. Candler,
of Massachusetts, is dead.
The two telegraphers' unions have
consolidated under one head.
Colonel John A. Baldwin, of the Six
teenth United States infantry, is dead.
The senate has voted down several
amendments to the .Panama canal
A revolution asainst the eovernment
of Uruguay has broken out in two
Nevada. Arizona and New Mexico
are deeply interested in the Lewis and
Ex-Governr Geer, of Oregon, is in
Missouri working for an appropriation
for the Lewis and Clark fair.
A rail for bids has been issued at Se
attle for 4,000,000 feet of Washington
lumber for use in the Philippines.
A Korn doctor has been arrested at
Philadelphia, who is believed to have
poisoned at least 34 patients and possi
bly many moie.
Justice Day is much improved.
A census of China places her popu
lation at 420,447,000.
Thn 24th death has occurred at Cor
nell university from typhoid fever.
The Po.-to Rican leeislaturelias just
adjourned. Many important measures
were acted upon.
The damage bv the high water in the
Mississippi valley will amount to many
millions of dollars.
England's enxenses are about the
same as thoee of the United States, but
her income is much less.
It is beileved that the Improvement
of the Columbia river will be author
ized this week by Secretary Root.
The Philippine islands will have a
large exhibit at St. Louis. From there
it w ill be taken to Portland.
Ex-Repreeentative Mercer, of Ne
braska, is talked of as director of the
census. He is not popular with the
senatorial delegation from his state.
The California legislature has passed
a bill appropriating 20,000 for a build
ing at the Lewis and Clark fair. The
St. Louis exhibit will be transferred
The Montana legislature adjoruned
without making an appropriation for
the 8t. Louis and Portland fairs. A
movement is on foot to raise f 50,000
by popular subscription.
lhe senate will be able to dispose of
the traty in a week and adjourn.
China is organizing large army.
Arms and ammunition are being smug
glinged in from Germany.
Plana of national irritation in
Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Nevada
and Anzcna have been adopted.
The Chieazo limited, westbound on
the Illinois Central, was wrecked at
Pomeroy and five passenger were injured.
THEIR PENSIONS ALLOWED.
Union Veterans Who Had Served as Con-
federate Can Qo on Rolls.
Washington, March 19. The inter
ior department has decided that the
bar to allowing pension to soldiers
who served in the Union army during
the Civil war, and who had previously
served in the Confederate army is re
moved by section I of the joint resolu
tion of Jul? 1. 1902, relating to the
pensionable status of such soldiers, and
it is held to be unnecessary for such
ciaiminanta to file a new application
for pension subsequent to July 1. 1902
The application of these veterans, filed
previous to that date, it is held, gives
them a legal status as penison c aim
ants. The decision was the last one
signed by Assistant Secretary Campbell
before relinquishing the ouice of assist
The department holds that claimant
who had been pensioned and afterward
dropped from the roll books of such
service are enlisted to restoration, and
that those who had claims pending
which were rattined under a depart
ment decision in 1894 are entitled to
have their claims adjudicated on their
merits, notwithstanding previous Con
federate service. -,
INVITATION PROM HAWAII.
President Rooaevelt Will Be Urged to
, Visit the Islands.
Honolulu, March 19. The people of
the Hawaiian islands are very much
interested in the western trip of Presi
dent Roosevelt and for some time past
leading citizens have, been discussing
the matter with a view to asking the
president to extend his trip beyond San
Francisco and come here. An urgent
invitation has been forwarded to the
president, inviting him to visit the
Hawaiian islands, and it is planned
that in the event of his acceptance of
the invitation to arrange a system of
wireless telegraphy so that the steamer
on which the presidential party travels
will be in constant communication with
the mainland and with the Hawaiian
islands. In this way the president can
be informed daily of the trend of na
tional affairs, and can direct the ma
chinery of the government from the
vessel on which he travels.
In the event of matters- requiring the
president's immediate return to Wash
ington, it will be an easy matter for the
details of the return trip to be arrange?
by wireless telegraph and no time will
be lost by delayu either here or in Ban
Francisco in the arranging of the route
of travel and other details incdental to
the trip of the president from either
Honolulu or Van Francisco on his re
turn across the continent.
SITES FOR SALMON HATCHERIES.
Government Reserves Land (or State on
drandc Ronde River.
Washington, March 19. On the
recommendation of Representative
Moody, Land Commissioner Richards
has directed the land office at La
Grande to withdraw from entry two
tracts of about 400 acres on the tribu
taries of Grande Ronde and Wallowa
rivers in Wallowa and Union counties
for the use of the state. Fish Warden
Van Dusen solicited Mr. Moody's aid
in getting this withdrawal, indicating
that the state desired to establish a fish
and salmon hatchery in that vicinity,
but, having no valid lieu base at this
time, was unable to make the selection
in its own name. The land withdrawn
is in I. 2 N., R. 41 E. and T. 5 N., R.
At the request of Representative
Moody, the land commissioner has ex
tended for 30 days the time in which
the state of Oregon shall show cause
why list 11, which was filed under the
Carey act by the Oregon Development
company for lands on the Upper Des
chutes river, should not be rejected.
Owing to bad weather and hindrances
to travel, it has been impossible to se
cure the necessary affidavits in the first
30 days allowed.
Construction Will Be Under Way Within
Next 40 Days.
Seattle, March 19. George W.
Dickenson, who for three years was
manager of the Seattle electric com
pany, returned from a three-months
stay in Chicago last night, where he
has been financing railroad he pro
poses to build from Valdes to the rich
copper districts on tne ianana river.
Mr. Dickenson expects the work of
construction to start within the next 40
days. Eight surveying parties were
out last summer and surveyed the
route, and did some work on the lice,
at a cost of 180,000.
In an interview with the Telegram
Mr. Dickenson said:
"I was surprised io find the great
interest in Alaska and Alaskan affairs
in the East. I had no trouble at all
in disposing of enough stock to insure
the success of the enterprise. There
can be no question that this railroad is
needed badly, and once the work is
started we will not stop nntil the line
Mr. Dickenson, accompanied by his
family, will leave for Valdes in about a
Accused Boodle rs Return.
Manila, March 19. William Wilson,
former, disbursing officer of Ibe bureau
of coast guard and transportation here,
who was arretted at Montreal on the
charge of embezzling $8,000, arrived
from Montreal today in custody. J.
A. Tesbeham, disbursing officer of the
Philippine board of health, who was
recently convicted of altering the ac
count of the board, arrived here today
from Shanghai, from which city he was
NEWS OF OREGON
ITFttS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS
OF THE STATE. !
New Rule at the Pea Carnegie Library
for Qranta Pass Big New Sawmill at
Sumpter Leasing Sheep Range Try
Ing to Relocate Columbia County Seat
Full Pardon Granted.
-William B. Curtis has been re-appointed
postmaster at Marshfield.
Revision and correction of the senate
and house journals has been completed.
Grants Pass is to receive (5,000
from Andrew Carnegie for the estab
lishment of a free reading room and
Every prisoner in the state peniten
tiary has had his hair cropped short
and cheeks and chins shaved. This is
to be the rule in the future.
Governor Chamberlain has granted a
full pardon to . A. M. Humphrey, a
Marion county warehouseman convicted
of larceny of wheat stoied in his warp-
M. B. Gwinn has leased from George
F. Parr, of the Eastern Oregon land
company, a tract of 60,000 acres in the
Blue mountains, situatied in Baker and
Grant counties. The land is to be used
as a summer range for a band of about
A new (100,000 sawmill, with a ca
pacity of 100,000 feet of lumber a day
is to be erected in Sumpter this season.
Henry Newell, president of the St. Paul
& Tacoma mill company, is at the head
of the corporation that will erect the
new mill. The company has obtained
control of 13,000 acres of land, in the
vicinity of Sumpter, on which it is esti
mated there is 165,000,000 feet of
The matter of the special election for
the relocation of the county seat of
Columbia county is receiving attention,
and considerable discussion ia being
provoked. Many of the taxpayers who
are afraid of incurring extra expense
lavor having it remaining in the pres
ent location. A mass meeting has been
called to- convene at Clatskanie next
Saturday afternoon when the claims of
that place will be presented.
There is the greatest mining activity
in Josephine county ever known before.
This is due to the interest being taken
by capitalists and enterprising mining
men in the quartz properties of the dis
trict. There always has been for the
past 50 years a rush of business in the
placers of that section, but not till this
season has there been to glittering a
future in prospect for the quartz mines
of Southern Oregon and Josephine
county in particular, as at present.
Six Albany boys have been fined for
stoning a Chinaman .J
Sheriff Brown and 'Deputies Hemple
and Lachner, of Baker county, are all
confined at their homes with smallpox.
Game Warden Quimby is in receipt
of a copy of a report the commission
ers of fish and game of the state of
Maine have just published, showing
the amount of money expended by the
state for the preservation of game,
and also the amount of money . brought,
into that state by outside sportsmen.
The local game warden thinks it would
be good thing if Oregon followed a
similar plan and appropriated suffi
cient money for the hiring of deputy
wardens to enforce the game laws.
Foreman J. E. Godfrey, of the state
printing office, says that work is pio-
grossing rapidly on the session laws of
1903, and that if nothing unexpected
happens the laws will be out by April
1, which is much earlier than usual.
Fifty men are working on the Lewis
and Clark fair site. Ten of these are
surveyors who are preparing contour
map. Twenty other men are clearing
away fallen trees, logs, and dead under-
brush, and the rest are planting trees
and shrubs and doing nursery work.
Wheat Walla Walla, 74075c; blue
stem, 86c; valley, 7880c.
Barley Feed, (23.50 per ton; brew
f lour Best grade, $ 4.1 0(3 4 .60 ; grah
Millstuffs 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, $11012; clover,
$8Q9; cheat, $910 per ton.
, Potatoes Beet Burbanks, 6075c per
sack; ordinary, 4050c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced rweeta, (2
2.25 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 1213c;
young, HK12c; hens, 12c; turkeys,
live, 1616c; dressed, 1820c; ducks,
$77.60 per dozen; geese, (7 8.60.
Cheese Fall cream, twins, 16KO
17)4'c; Young America, 17J418)c;
factory prices, 1(8 Die lees.
Butter Fancy creamery, 3032)c
per pound; extras, 30c; dairy, 20(3
22c; store, 15(3 18c.
Eggs 15c per dozen.
Hops Choice, 23 26c per pound.
Wool Valley, 123 15c; Eastern
Oregon, 814ic; mohair, 26328c.
Beef Grose, cows, S(333c per
pound ; steers, 44c; dressed, 7e.
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound,
Lambs Gross, 4c per pound;
Hog Grosa, tXt per pound;
WILL USB ISTHMIAN CANAL.
Mexico Already Making Plans for Marine
Mexico City, March 18. Great In
terest ia being taken here in the Pana
ma canal. It is now believed that the
United States will begin work on the
canal immediately following the ratifi
cation of the treaty, and it is estimated
that it will be completed within five
It is stated that President Dias con
templates the establishment of a steam
ship line running from Vera Cruz and
Progresso to Havana, Port Llmon,
Colon, Savanilla and La Guayra, the
steamers to make one round trip per
month. Communication would be
thus established by Mexico with Cuba
and Central America and by Colon with
Colombia and Ecuador, Bolivia and
Chile. The project thus will affect
40,000,000 Latin-American people. It
is a part of the plan made by the gov
ernment of reaching out after the trade
of South America.
It is realized that when the canal is
opened the gulf of Mexico will be the
Mediterranean of the 'Western hemis
phere, and Mexico will be in a position
to reap great advantages from its geo
SHOT BY ROBBERS.
One Victim Instantly Killed, and Another
Pueblo, Colo , March 18. A daring
attempt at robbery and brutal tragedy
in the most fashionable restaurant cre
ated intense excitement early this even
ing. The robbers, two in number, and
both small men, wore black masks.
They first entered the back door of
Loestau'e fine cafe opposite the opera
houte, advanced half way the length of
the long room and then went back.
Presently they re-entered by the
front door. One went to the cashier's
desk, the other attempted to rob guests
at the tables. He held a revolver to
ward Dr. J. H. Turner, who was eating
bis supper, and told him to throw up
his hands. The doctor was1 surprised
and hesitated, whereupon the robber
fired full in his fare, killing the doctor
instantly and scattering blood and
brains all over the corner of the cafe.
Then the desperado attacked another
guest, C. fi. Bishop, and shot him in
the left side. Without securing any
booty the ruffians fled. Bishop was
taken to a hospital and is in a critical
The robbers in their escape were fired
upon by a policeman and his bullet
perforated a plate glass window, but
thus far there is no clue.
SLAIN BV STORM.
Dead In Tuamotu Islands Number 600
One-Firth of Population.
Papeete, March 6, via San Francisco,
March 18. The latest intelligence rel
ative to the hurricane in the Tuamotus,
or Low archipelago, indicates that the
fatalities will number 600. The loss
of property will be (500,000. The
hurricane and high water lasted during
January 14, 15 and 16. At Hikuera
377 deaths occurred, in moBt instances
among the visitors from other islands
sojourning there during the diving
season. One hundred and fcrty-two
deaths are reported from six other
small islands. Ia this report there is
no record of the unknown jdead, and it
is believed that the total number of
fatalities in the entire archipelago was
not less than 600.
On the islet south of Hikuera 262
natives perished, being swept into the
lagoon and again into the great sea,
lacerated terribly by contact with rocks,
coral and debris of all sorts. Upon
some unfortunate ones cocoanut trees
fell, either maiming or killing them
outright, or holding them down beneath
the water until they were drowned.
President Selects the Name for One of the
Washington, March 18. The selec
tion of the name "Idaho" for one of
the 13,000 ton battleships was made by
direction of the pesident as a compli
ment to Senator Heyburn, the Republi
can senator from that state. President
Roosevelt bad conversed with Senator
Heyburn several times, and at once
formed a very great liking for him. As
soon as the naval bill was passed and
the ques ton of naming the battleships
came up the president insisted that one
should bear the name of Idaho, and so
directed Secretary Moody. Senator
Heyburn preferred no such request as
this, although be appreciated the cour
tesy. When he called on the presi
dent yesterday he was told that the
selection of Idaho was a compliment to
him, and made for no other purpose.
New Move of the Ooulds.
Salt Lake, March 18. Engineers in
the employ of the Gould lines, it is
said on good authority today, will
shortly start from Marysvale, the term
inus of the Rio Grande Western in this
state, to survey a line southwest from
that point. While no official informa
tion is given as to the destination, it is
stated here that there can be but one
outcome a line to Los Angeles. . The
Rio Grande already has a preliminary
survey from Marysvale to Los Angeles.
Harvard College Examination.
Seattle, March 17. Arrangements
are in progress for holding, this spring,
in Seattle, an examination of perrons
desiring to enter Harvard college.
This will be the first time such an ex
amination has been held in this state,
but it is expected hereafter such ex
aminations will be held hers annually.
Details as to requirements, time and
place cf this examination, may be
learned by correspondence with Joseph
Shippon, A. M., of Seattle.
TREATY IS RATIFIED
CANAL MEASURE PASSES SENATE BY
VOTE OF 73 TO S.
Not a Single Change In It All Amend
nents Were Voted Down Now Ready
for Ratification by Colombian Con
gress, Then President Will Appoint a
Commission and Begin Work.
Washington, March 18. Without
dotting an "i" or crossing a "t," nd
without changing a single punctuation
mark, the senate yesterday voted to
ratify the treaty with the republic of
Colombia for the construction of an
isthmian caual. The vote' for ratifica
tion was 73 in the affirmative to 5 in
The senate was in executive session
when the result waB announced, so
that only the senators themselves and
a few confidentai employes were pres
ent. All the senators announced them
selves as gratified to have the long
struggle terminated, but none of them
manifested his appreciation by cheers
or handclapping. On the contrary, all
of them were more concerned about get
ting away from the chamber than any
thing else, so by the time the senate
could adjourn, which it did almost inr
mediately after the result was an
ncunced, most of the senators had left
tbeir seats and some of them had
don tied their hata and overcoats.
The day was given up almost entirely
to general debate on the treaty, and, in
addition to the set speeches made under
the agreement by Morgan and Cullom,
there were many short addresses and a
rather long speech bv Daniel of Vir
ginia. The only party vote of the day
was taken on the substitute for article
IV, which was agreed uopn by the
Democratic caucus, and bad reference
to the acquisition of territory in Cent
ral and South America by the United
States. Thete were a number of
speeches on this amendment, but it was
voted down by an almost two-thirds
majority, the ballot footing up 51 ayes
and 25 noes. When the senate ad
journed at 7 o'clock,, there was a gen
eral belief that the business of the ses
sion would ibe completed in time to
permit final adjournment today. Some,
however, placed the date 24 hours
JOHN BULL IS ALARMED.
Feara the Effect of Cuban Treaty on His
London, March 19. In the house of
commons tonight Charles McArthur,
Liberal Unionist, moved a resolution
declaring that the recent developments
in the financial and commercial policies
of foreign countries, leading to the ex
clusion -pf British trade where it was
previously established, tailed for the
serious consideration of the government
in order to safeguard the trade of the
He referred particularly to the effect
of the Cuban reciprocity treaty and
urged that a special tax be levied on
bount) -fed ships visiting British ports
and that closer commercial relations be
established with the colonies.
The resolution was being debated,
when it was found that there was no
quorum and the house arose.
HEAVY FIRE LOSSES.
Will Probably Cause an Increase in Coast
San Francisco, March 19. George
II. Tyson, has prepared figures showing
that the losses by fire on the Pacific
coast from December 1 to March 1 are
$1,000,000 above the usual basis of loss.
The normal losses have more than dou
bled since December 1.
Taking; the corresponding three
months in 1901-2 and comparing them
with 1902-3 for the months mentioned,
Tyson finds the total increase is from
$1,022,035 to $2,215,662, thedifference
against the last-indicated period being
$193,627. There have been several
fires in which the losses amounted to
an excess of $250,000 each, and one
fire made up a total loss of $500,000.
It is thought an increase in rates may
be necessary if the ratio of loss contin
ues to beeo lasting.
MINERS REJECT TERMS.
Would Rather Have Eight-Hour Day Than
Increase In Wages.
Altoona, Pa., March 19. The coal
operators of bituminous district No. 2
submitted their ultimatum to the min
ers today. It was briefly an offer of an
increase of 12$ per cent for pick min
ing, an Increase of 14 per cent for ma
chine mining and a nine hour day at
$2.70 per day for drivers, other mine la
borers to receive proportionate in
crease. .The miners promptly 'ejected
In refusing a nine hour day on ba
sis of $2.70 day and insisting upon
an eight hour day on a basis of (2.66
a day on a tonnage of 28,000,000 tons
annually, tbe miners voted to relin
quish (1,100,000 in wages annually to
enforce tbe eight hour day.
Tbe opposing sides willjneet in joint
Red Desert Is Inundated.
Rock Springs, Wyo., March 19. The
Red desert is inundated for miles east
of Rock Springs, and the Salt Wells
drilling station ia completely ender
water. Large qnantities of supplies
belonging to ths Belgo-American drill
ing company have been ruined or swept
away. Ths water bas backed op against
ths Union Pacific embankment to a
depth of 20 feet in places. Tbe em
bankment bas not yet been cut, but
there la danger that this will occur.
W,LL CLAIM EQtJAL treatmt.
Position of Germany Regarding Cuban
Berlin, March 17. Germany, as soon
as the reciprocity treaty between Cuba
and the United States is ratified, will
ask both the Cuban and the United
States governments for identical priv
ileges. It is also intimated that other
governments intend to request the
same treatment. While annoyed at
the prospect of the United States'
trade having lower tariffs in Cuba than
that of Germanv. no one hid noses tnut
even a collective protest on the part of
the continental countries would cause
either the United States or Cuba to
recede. But Germany's position is to
be defined clearly, so that the United
States may not complain when Germany
gives other nations preference in trade
The principle which the Germans lay
down in enterintr nnnn corrfisnnnilniii'a
concerning new commercial treaties is
"give anil take." The most favored
nation theory is really abandoned.
Special conventions are to be drawn
up to fit different situations. This
principle seems to be accented bv Rus
sia, Austria and Italy, and the trade
policies are to rest upon the recipro
What is the subject of more concern
here is that, should the Cuban treaty
be accepted and found to work well,
similar treaties may be arranged by
the United States with Mexico, Brazil
and Argentina, ultimately resulting in
the United states obtaining a mono
poly of all the South and Central Amer
REYES ON CANAL TREATY.
Colombian Vice President Does Not Like
Our Control of Isthmus.
Colon, Colombia, March 17. Gene
ral Rafael Reyes, vice president of Co
lombia, who reached the isthmus two
days ago from Mexico, was interviewed
here today by a press representative.
With reference to the Hay-Herran con
vention he spoke guardedly and did
not appear disposed to discuss its terms
or the probability of its ratification by
the Colombian congress.
He seemed to have reason to believe,
however, that the present interpreta
tion by the United States of its obliga
tory rights to maintain, free transit
across the iBthmus and its manner of
enforcing these rights has created a
very unfavorable impression through
out the Colombian republic. He said
the politicians who would be called
upon to decide the fate of the canal
would not be likely to forget the humil
iating incidents which occurred during
the recent insurgent hostilities between
her and Panama.
LAND OPEN TO SETTLERS.
Vast Tract of 1,000,000 Acres In South
Los Angeles, March 17. The United
States, through the federal land office
at Los Angeles, will open to settlers'
within the next 60 days about 1,000,-
000 acres of land in California. This
land is situated between Needles and
Majave, and borders the Colorado river.
Much of it is valuable agriculturally.
The prospective throwing open of its
vast tract to settlement is the result of
a recent dcision of the United States
supreme court with respect to the fam
ous grant made to the Atlantic &
Pacific railroad by act of July, 1866.
In the territory which embraces
this great tract tbe Southern
Pacific has selection privilege. Au
thority for the receiving of entry appli
cations for the 1,000,000 acres in ques
tion has been received from Washing
ton by the officials of the United States
land office at Los Angeles.
ENQINES BUTT TOGETHER.
Resulting In the Death of One Man and
Injury of Many.
Kansas City, March 17. The Golden
State limited on the Rock Island sys
tem, due in Kansas City this morning,
collided head-on just, outside of
Dwight, 30 miles west of Topeka, at 3
o'clock this morning with westbound
passenger No. 3, which leit Kansas
City last night. Both engines were
badly damaged, and the baggage and
mail cars and tbe smoker on the west
bound train were telescoped. None of
the other cars on the westbound train
left the track. None of the cars on
the limited were derailed or damaged,
and that train continued on its trip
east after a few hours' delay. Engi
neer Love, of the westbound train, was
killed. Three other members of the
westbound crew and three passengers
in the westbound smoker and the engi
neer and fireman of the limited were
Commission on Canal Deal.
New York. March 17. New York
lawyers believe that if the Panama
canal treaty is passed by the United
btates senate, William JNeison Crom
well, of this ritv. will receive tlm Mars.
est fee ever given to a lawyer in this
country, u not in tne world. The re
port finds general credence that (2,
000.000 of the monev to be r.anl b tha
government will go directly info-Mr.
cromweu s pocset. Air. Cromwell's
arrangement is reported to be on the
oasis oi o per cent oi tne amount real
ized by the sale.
Mexico Pays Promptly.
Washington, March 17. The state
department baa received from the Mex
ican government $43,000, being the first
installment of interest which is to be
paid in perpetuity on account of the
Pious fund claims under the arrange
ments made by The Hague arbitration
board iq October last. On Jul r 8 there
will be due ths sum of (1,420,682,
representing tbe interest whit h has ac
crued ainre the data of thn MTian
J claims commission.