0 I air ' Tj nT flM T ! 'IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT." HOOD KIVER,, OltEGON, THURSDAY, MAKCII 20, 11)03. NO. 45. VOL. XIV. Hi '1it HOOD RIVER GLACIER Published Evsry Friday by I. K. BLVTHK, Publl.W. Termt ol (ubtcription-41.su year when paid In tdvtuce. THS MAILS. The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock a. m. Wednesdtyt and Buturdayt; departs tha tame dayt at noon. For Clienoweth, leaves at S a. m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Baturdays: arrives at p. m. For White Salmon (Wash.) leaves daily at o :45 a. m.i arrives ai7:ld p. m. From White Htlmnu leaves (or Fnlda, Gilmer, Trout Lake and Ulenwood daily at A. M. ForBiiiiten (Wash.) leaves ato:to p. m.; ar. rives at 2 p. m. 8OCIETIR0. ClOt'RT HOOD RIVER No. 42, FORESTERS OF A MKkIC AMeets second and Fourth Mon days in each month in K. of P. hall. H. J. Fkkiikkicx.C. R. 8. F. Focts, Financial Secretary. OAK OROVE COUNflL No. 142, ORDER OF FEN DO. Meets tl. Becond and Fourth Fridavs of the month. Visitors cordiallv wel coined. F. (J. Bbosi us, Counsellor. Mum Killii Clark, Secretary. ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River Union No. 12, meets In Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays in each month, 7 :) o'clock. C. L. CoprLE, Fresldcnt. J. E. Hamna, Secretary. I- ATJREL REIiEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No. j 87, 1. O. O. F.-Meets first and third Frl ays In each month. Miss Edith Moore, N. 0. L. E. Morsx, Secretary. nANBY POST, No. M, O. A. R. Meets at A. j O. U. W. Hall second snd fourth suturdayt of each month at i o'clock p. m. All 0. A. K. members invited to meet with us. W. H. 1'kkey, Commauder. T. J. Cunning, Adjutant. nANBY W. R. C, No. 16 Meets second and V fourth Haturdaysof each month in A.O, L. W. hall at '! p. in. Mrs. Fanni Bailkv, Pres. Mrs. O. L. stranahan, Secretary. HOOD RIVER LOtKiK No. 108, A. F. and A M. Meets Saturday evening on or before each full moon. Wk. M. Yates, W. M. C. I). Thompson, Secretary. HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27,. R. A. M. Meets third Friday nielit of each month. G. R. Castner, H. P. A. 8. Blowkrs. Secretary, HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E. 8. 11 Meets second and fourth Tuesday even Digs of each month. Visitors cordially wet coined. Mrs. May Yatks, V. M. lilxs. May B. Davidson, Secretary, 0LETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisans, Meets first and third Wednesdays, work! second and fourth Wednesdays social: Arti sans hall. F. C. liRosws, M. A. F. B. Barnes, Secretary. WAUCOMA LODGE, Ko. 80, K. of P.-MeeM in A. O. U. W. hall every Tuesday nlRht. F. L. Davidson, C. U. Dr. C. H. Jenkins, K. of R. & 8. I RIVERSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. O. V. W. Meets first and third Saturdays of each month. F. B. Barnes, W. M. E. R. Bbadi.ey, Financier, Chester Shuts, Recorder. IDLEWILDR LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F. Meets in Fraternal hall every Thursday night. Geo. W. Thompson, N. G. J. h. Henderson, Secretary. HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 1, K. 0. T. M., meets at A. O. U, W. hull on tha first and third Fridays of each month. Walter G hiking, Commander. . G. E. Williams, Secretary. "T)IVER8IDK LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF JV HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meets first and third Saturdays at 8 P. M. Kate M. Frederick, C. of H. Miss Annie Smith, Recorder. HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A., meets In Odd Fellows' Hall tha first and third Wednesdays of each month. J. R. Rees, V. C. C. U. Dak in, Clerk. jDEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F. 'j Regular meeting second and fourth Mon days of each month. W. O. Ash, C. P. Y. L. Henderson, Scribe. ,B. J. W. YOGEL. OCULIST. Wilt make regular monthly visits to Hood Elver. Residence 363 Sixteenth Street, Portland, Oregon. II. JENKINS, D. M. D. DENTIST. Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work. Telephones: Office, 281; residence, t. -Office In Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon. JJR.I.T.CARNS. Dentist. Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of Up-toDaU Dantistrj. HOOD RIVER OREGON J L.DUMBLE, v PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw. Calls promptly answered In town or eoantry, Dav or Night. Telephonea: Residence, 81; Office, 83. Office over Everhart'a Grocery. J F. WATT, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Telephone!: Office, 281; residence, 283. BURGEON 0. R. A N. CO. JOHN LELAND HENDERSON ATTORN EY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO TARY PUBLIC and REAL EST Al a AGENT. For IS years a resident of Oregon and Wash ington. Has had many years experience, in kral Estate mailers, as abstractor, searcher of titles and agent, fcalufaction guaranteed or Do charge. JTREDERICK & ARNOLD CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS. Estimates furnished for all kinds of work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds of shop work. Shop on State Street, between First and Second. A.JAYXE. LAWYER. Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned. Hood River, Oregon. p C. BROSiUS, M. D. " PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. 'Phone Central, or 121. Office Hoars: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to 3 snd 6 to 7 P. M. JJUTLER A CO., BANKERS. Do a general banking business. HOOD RIVER, OREGON EVENTS OF THE DAY GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE TWO HEMISPHERES. Comprehensive Review of the Import ant Happenings of the Past Week, Presented In Condensed Form, Mos Likely to Prove Interesting to Our Many Readers. The United States cruiser Albany has arrived at Palermo, Sicily, from Algiers. Luis Carlo Rio has been appointed minister of foreign affairs for Colom bia, succeeding Dr. Paul. ? The United States steel corporation has pat in operation more than 1,500 new coke ovens on Tut? River, Wis., As many more will bo completed with in 30 days. Baron Mumm von Schwazstein, who was for a number of years secretary of embassy at Washington, is to relieve Count Vodel as imperial German am bassador at Rome. . . The report of Lieutenant General Milts on his observations in the Philip pines and on his trip around the world has been submitted to tbe secretary of war, but it will not be made public, as it is regarded as an inspection repoit. . Two men entered tbe jewelry store of A. B. Huberman,.at Omaha, and walaed out Uh two trays containing diamonds of the value of $5,000,. the clerk's attention being directed to the telephone while they were looking at the gems. , The Illinois appellate court for the Fouith district has decided that when a man is sent to prison for the murder of his Wife he is judicially dead, and his children are entitled to the insurance on the life of the murdered woman, even if it was taken out in favor of her husband. : ' . i General William Thomas Clark, of Washington, D. C, was knocked dawn by ft cab . while attempting to tross Ktate street, Ch'c?go, and severely is jured. He is 73 years old, and has sustained, it is paid, two fractures of the skull and internal injuries. His recovery is said to be donbtlul. Gen eral Clark has the distinction of being the only surviving adjutant and chief of staff of Grant's army of the Tennes see. He served two terms in congress from Texas. Nearly all Cripple Creek mines have been shut down. The government ' has commenced a suit against Indianajroal conspirators. Bcirlet fever still rages at Lake Kor-' eat, near Chicago, and all public places. are closed. Mark Twain has an attack of bron chitis, but his doctor says he can soon resume work. The Texas legislature has passed a law nrohibitinn any belting on horse races, and the governor has Bigned it. In a fire at Shelton, Neb., a man named Cotton was fatally injured by the fall of a wall. A number of other Bremen were slightly injured An epidemic of croup and whooping cough prevails among children in Brooklyn. N. Y. There are over 800 cases and many deaths have occurred. The new million dollar watch factory at South Bend. Ind., which will em ploy 1,500 watchmakers and manufac ture l,200;watches day, is in cpera- tion. ' - Oxford colllece. Hamilton, Ohio, at tended by 125 young women, is closed, became of the outbreak of German maas'es. All the young women were sent home. The nnveiline of the statue of General W1. T. Sherman at Cincinnati has been DOftponed Irom May to October 15, owing to President Roosevelt's ina bility te te present on the former date Harvard defeated Yale on the ques tion, "Resolved, that the United States should permit a loreign government to seize and hold permanently territory of a debtor state not exceeding in value the amount of the award." Harvard had the affirmativo. . The flood situation in the Mississippi valley is improving. The Oregon Short Line has (old its lines in Nevada to Clark. President Castro, of Venezuela, has resigned in order that trouble with for eign powers may be more easily settled. Governor McBride, ol Wasnington, has vetoed the. $50,000 appropriation for the Lewis and Clark exposition. f The Pittsburg Oil and Glass com pany, with a capital of $6,000,000 has Bled articles ol incorporation at uover, Del. The engine and four cars of a west bound Twentieth Century I-ake Shore limited were derailed at Ashtabula, r. Y. No one was injured. The Pacific and Dominion express comtanv has issued a circular offering a reward of $2,000 lor Uie recovery oi the $25,000 gold bar that disappeared from the onion depot at Detroit Wed nesday night. The Steel and Iron corporation of Mexico, capital $1,600,000, has keen incorporated at Trenton. N. J. The objects are to manufacture iron and steel, and to acquire the Campania In dustrial.Mexicana of Mexico. Robbers blew open the vault in tbe deposit bank of Bardwell, Kt., and se cured in the neighborhood of $5,000. The safe is a total wreck, and the charge was so etrcng that some of the currency, of which there was $2,500, was burned. The robbers escaped. COLD DOUCHE FOR FAIR. World's Fair People Working Against the - Portland Exposition. Denver, March 26. The appropria tion committee ol the Colorado house of representatives has just taken action Upon the World's Fair and Lewis and Clark exposition bili to the extent of reporting it back with the recommnda tion that-it be re'erred to the commit-, tee of the whole house for considera tion. , " " This action was no doubt prompted by1 about an evenly divided opinion among the members of the committee as to whether' they should appropriate the sum of 200,000 for the World's fair and the Lewis and Clark centen nial jointly, or Whether they should provide i 5,000 in addition to the $500,000 appropriated by the former legislature two years sgo for the World'a fairalone, and leave, action; upon, the Lewis ah! Clark centennial to the-leg-Mature "of 1905. ' ' , There is a powerful lobby just arriv ing here from St. Louii, headed by W. II. Moore, president of the National Good Roads association, who has been very active interviewing the commit tees of the two houses in behalf of the world's fair item to the exclusion ot tbe Lewis and Clark interets. Yet they prac ically have no opposition," the Iewis and Clark committee having, it is generally understood, abandoned its efforts in all the 90 day legislative bodies, and with the discouraging news of only $10,000 appropriated by the legislature of the Btate of Missouri, and similar amounts, comparatively, ic the states of Washington, Idaho and Cali fornia, the outcome seems somewhat, doubtful as to further results from Western states. It also appears that the Lewis and Clark centennial has failed of mention in the legislative bodies of the manufacturing states of the East. ' COAL COMBI1NB ENJOINED. Federal Court Orders Indiana Operators to Let Market Alone. . Chicago, March 26. Ten Indiana coal companies and ten individual operators, were restrained by Judge Hohlatt in the United States circuit court today from continuing their com bination . for the ' regulation of coal prices and output." The defendants were given nntil April 6 to show cause why the order should not be made per manent. The corporations and indi viduals enjoined are the same recently tried in the state court on the charge of raising the price of coal and restricting the output in Illinois, thus causing the coal famine in Chicago . last winter. Judge Chetlan (dismised the" case on the ground that the offense was com fnitted asainst the federal law and not against the state of Illinois. The in junction granted will stand until furth er order, ofthe. court. No opposition was offered in court to the entering of the ordor When the notice was first served upon the defend ants some days ago the appearance of each was entered, with the exception of the Wabash cos I company, which was represented in court by its attorney. In the mearitimeriiowever, the matter was taken up by the coal operators with the attorney general at Washinton, and by him referred back to District At torney Bethea. Attorneys for the oper ators refused to state what action would be taken by the mineowners in ' the matter. ' SPAIN SIQNS PROTOCOL. Claims Against Venezuela Adjusted Prior t to Hague Court's Action. Washington, March 26. The Spanish government will sign with Minister Bowen a protocol providing for the ap pointment of a mixed commission to sit at Caracas to adjust the claims ol citi zens of Spain against Veneznela. -The president of the republic of Mexico will j be asked to name th umpiro, who will decide questions of disagreement be tween the two commissioners provided for in the protocol. With the completion of the Spanish nrnhn-ol all the nntinna expent Denmark h,vng cajms against Venezuela will naxe provide the machinery for set- tling them. . Tbe nations outside the blockading alliance are, expected to go to The Hague with a united front against granting any preferential treat ment in the payment of the claims of the three blockading powers. ' "Qrcat Northern Blocked.' Everett, Wash., March 26. A report has reached here that - a snowtlide at Wellington yesterday buried an engine and caboose standing en the Great Northern track, and Conductor Walker and Fireman Duffy were caught in the slide, but were extricated. For the fourth time this winter bridge No. 399 on the Great Northern at Madison has been injured by snoweliJes. Yester day's slide carried away the entire structure. No Export of Silver Allowed. Washington, March 28. Believing the export of coin silver and the conse quent lack of circulation to be injurious to tbe public treasury and the chief cause of depreciation of national paper currency, the president of Nicaragua has issued a decree prohibiting the ex portation of such silver, according to advices received fit'm United States Consnl Gottschalk at San Juan del Norte. Treaty In Cuban Senate. Havana, March 26. The message of President Talma regarding the amended reciprocity treaty was read in the sen ate today. The president considers that the amendments made by tbe United States senate should be adopted and re fers tbe matter to tbe consideration of the Cuban senate. Tbe treaty, after a prolonged debate, was referred to the foreign relations committee, which will report on Friday. NEWS OF OREGON rTBlS 0P INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS OF THE STATE, Polk County Mohair Pool to Be old Odd Fellows Grand Lodge to Meet Port land Has Another Fire New Steamers for Rogue River New Masonic Temple to Be Dedicated. Seven thousand dollars in cash has just been paid as part of the bond price of the Ochoco mines, near Prineville. Friday, April 10, at 12:30 P. M., at Independence, is set for the sale of the pool of the Polk county mohair associa tion. An enjoyable two days' farmers' in stitute was held at La Grande last week under the auspice of the agricultural college. The Grand lodge of Oregon, I. O. 0. F., will meet in Portland May 20. A large attendance is expected ou ac count of the president's visit May 21. Water bailiffs at Astoria and Oregon City are. leading a strenuous life at present trying to caplnre men who are catching salmon during the closed sea son. , ' -Fire at Portland Sunday morning destroyed the Pareliua pulley manu facturing plant and badly wrecked the Enterprise planing mill. The loss is placed at $15,000. A number of other buildings had close calls. The Rogue River Packing & Naviga tion company, of Grants Pass, is spend ing a large amount of money in the de velopment of the Lower Rogue country, from the mouth of the Illinois down. The company is now at work building two steamers to take the place oi the two lost last year. A special train will be run on the evening of March 31 to accomodate the Masons and their families that will at tend the dedication of tbe new Grants Pass Masonio temple, from Athland, Medford, Jacksonville and other South- ern Oregon points. Grants Pass will have some 400 visitors on that evening The dedication of the new temple will be one of the grandest jubilees the city has ever known. Democrats will hold First district convention at Albany April 11. Governor Chamberlain and party have just paid an unofficial visit to the portage railway site. The senate has confirmed the ap pointment of Asa B. Thompson to be receiver of public money at La Grande. Under the new law all state land will be doubled in price May 21. This fact is causing great demand for that class of property. .The following postmasters have been confirmed by the' senate: Samuel L. Train, Albany; John R. Casey, Ash land; James L. Page, Eugene; John G. Eckman, McMinnville; Thomas P. Randall, Oregon City. The state military board held a spe cial meeting in Salem last week and decided tc make no changes for tbe present in the organization of the Ore gon national guard. SUte Printer Whitney will in a day or two issue the complete calendar of the houee of representatives of the late legislative session, ft will be the most valuable nam nh let of the kind ever printed in this state, as it is a finished history of every measure coming before the house. Steps are being taken by the employ ea ol tbe Willamette puip ana paper company and the Crown paper com pany, of Oregon City, to demand snort er hours and more pay. The initial move will be made at the regular meet ing of the Federal labor union April 6 Ihis union is composed of about 600 unclassified workingmen, about 400 of whom are employed in the paper mills PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 7475c; blue. stem, 84c; valley, 78c, Barley Feed, $23.50 per ton; brew ing, $24. . flour Best grade, $4.10(54.60; grah am, $3.45(83.85. Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton; middlings, $ 24; shorts, $19.60 20. chop, $18. Oats No. 1 white, $1.15 & 1.20; gray, $1.12X91-15 per cental. Hay Timothy, $11312; clover, $89; cheat, $9010 per ton. Potatoes Best Burbanks, 60(3 75c Pr sack; ordinary, 4050c per cental, growers' prises; Aiercea sweevs, ts 2.25 per cental. Poultry Chickens, mixed, 12&13c; young, 11$12c; hens, 12c; turkeys, live, 15016c; dressed, 1820c; ducks, $7(37.60 per dozes; geese, $7($8.bu. Cheese-Full cream, twins, 16XO 17Xc; Young America, 17X18)c; factory prices, llic less. Butter Fancy creamery, 8032 4e tr pound; extras, 30c; dairy, 20(3 2Xc; store, 1518c Eggj 1 15c per dozen. Hops Choice, 2325e per pound Wool Valley, 12W15c; Eastern Oregon, 814)c; mohair, 26328c Beef Gross, cows, 33C per pound: steers, 447e; dressed, 7 Je Veal 7S8We. Mutton Gross, 4c per pound dretsed. 7 We. Lambs Gross, 4e per pound dreaed. 7MC Hogs Gross, 8e per pound drefsl,7(g7Xe. RED FLAQ IS FLOWN. Brutal Treatment ot Prisoners Caused a Revolutionary Outbreak. St. Petersbug, March 25. Letters received heie from Tomsk, West Si beria, describe the riots which occurred there March 3. About 70 students, it appears, attended a Iocs, court in con nection with a slander case, and on leaving were surrounded by the police. The students broke through the cordon and marched past the university, shout ing: "Down with the autocracy." The numbers of those taking part in the demonstration were increased to some 6,000 persons, and the situation became so alarming that the chief of police barricaded the bridge and sum moned reinforcements. The governor, Prince Viazemsky, arrived on the scene and ordered the rioters to be attacked. Some of them were lieaten and the whole body of rioters was finally over come. Seventy-sis men were confined in the courtyard of the police station, where, it is alleged, they were much abased. Dr. Schlechter and a lawyer named Voznezeneky,, who remonstrated with the police, were seriously injured. A petition to the president of the Tomslk bar association, signed by every lawyer in the city, corroborates this account, and declares that the maltreatment of the prisoners was needlets and wilful. The students met again on March 5 and protested against the treatment the rioters had been subjected to, and marched through the streets, their ranks being augmented by .500 sympa thizers carrying red flags and making revolutionaiy demonstrations. Vice Governor Delwig parleyed with the processionists and withdrew tbe sol diers. News regarding the subsequent developments has not yet been received here. STARVATION IN ALASKA. Eskimos are Hungry and Appeal to Qov- erament for Relief. Washington, March 25. Because of numerous reports that have been re ceived at the war department telling of the destitute condition of the natives of Alaska on Pilgrim river, near Nome, and at other points cn Seward penin sula, Judge Advocate General Davis to day recommended that the command- ng officer in Alaska be directed to make a careful investigation and re port, both as to the condition and the needs of these Indians, believed to number thousands. General Davis says destitution among the Alaska In dians is becoming chronic, possibly be cause of the great influx of white men, because of stricter game laws or from some other cause, but that his depart ment is without authority to make do nations of subsistence, and would only btf justified in doing so when the con ditions are such as would warrant con gress in making a deficiency appropria tion to cover the cost of supplies so furnished. Acting on the advice of Judge Davis, instructions have been sent to the de partment commander to investigate the situation and in his discretion to dis tribute rations in cases of emergency. This action was taken in thebolief tbat congress will sanction whatever is found to be necessary to the preservation of life. FIRES IN PHILADELPHIA. Three' In One Day Consume Large Amount of Property. Philadelphia, March 25. Three fires in the northeastern section of the city last night caused a loss aggregating $715,000. The greatest damage oc curred at the Morocco works of Coey, Costelle A Co., on Othedox street. Bridersburg. The loss is estimated at $100,000. Two men were arrested in connection with a fire which partly destroyed the flint glass works of Gill & Co., at Sal mon street and Leigh avenue, where $35,000 damage was done. Tbe men arrested were George W. Capewell and John Oaks, the watchman. Both men were charged with conspiracy. The third fire cocurred at tbe factory of Block A Shaw, manufacturers of smoking pipes, on East York street. The damage was $40,000. Street Car Hold-up at Los Angeles. Los Angeles, March 25. Three masked robbers attempted to hold up a car on tne line rjetween ljob Angeies and Santa Monica, about a mile west of the city limits last night, and after a pistol duel between C. W. Hender son. one of the pascengeas, and one of the robbers, tbe other two highwaymen began shooting right and left through the crowded car. One passenger was killed and three were wounded. It is believed one of tbe robbers was badly wounded, because he was heard to cry out and was seen to fall off tbe car im mediately after Henderson began shoot ing at him. Anericaa Warship at Ham?. Washington, March 25. United States Consul Maxwell at San Domingo has cabled the state department that a revolution has broken out in tbat city, snd at a the hour he sent tbe cablegram heavy firing was in progress. No war vessel will be ordered to San Domingo for the present. The Atlanta is onder orders to proceed from Pensacola to Monte Cristo, near Cape Haytien, and in the event of American interests be- she will go to San Domingo. Missouri Qlvca $10,000 for 1905 Fair. Jtfferson City. Mo.. March 25. The legis'atnre has appropriated $10,000 for a state exhibit at tbe Lewis and Liar exposition at Portland, Oregon, -in 1905. Ex-Governor Geer, of Oregon who has been here iookiing after the interests of the exposition, will leave for home tomorrow. t f a a if it a a tttr,, l SECRETARY MOODY SELECTS A SITE Iff CUBA. duantanamo Decided on as Principal Sta tion In the West Indies Government Will Purchase Twenty Square Miles of Land Barracks, Dry dock and Fort ifications to Be Constructed. Guantanamo, Cuba, March 26. After personal inspection of tbe pro posed site, Secretary Moody has select ed Guantanamo as the principal United States naval station ip the West Indies. Secretary Moody, Senator Proctor and Representatives Cannon, Fobs and Gillett arrived here yesterday on board the United States diepatcn boat Dolphin. Secretary Moody and his associates have worked incessantly during the past two days under a hot san examin ing the points, the water supply and the surrounding country. They visited the locations for the proposed fortifica tions, surveyed the coast line and con ferred with the owners of the land which it is pioposed to acquire. ' Senator Proctor and the representa tives will recommend tbe purchase of 20 square miles of land on both sides of tbe lower bay and several small islands. As soon as the necessary leg islation has been secured, they favor tbe construction of a permanent bar racks, a drydock and strong fortifica tions designed against sea attack only, fortifications on the land side not being regarded as necessary. No diffi culty is anticipated in acquiring tbe necessary , land, as the Spanish and English owners are enthusiastic for the station. It is thought that both the army and navy will maintain forces at Guantanamo. Tbe Dolphin will proceed to Jamaica tomorrow. NEW PHILIPPINE CURRENCY. Treasury Department Plans for Purchase and Coinage of Silver. Washington, March 28. Secretary Root has been in cable correspondence with Governor Taft in relation to the carrying out of tbe provisions of the Philippine currency act and it has been determined to sell $3,000,000 of tem porary certificates for the purchase of silver bullion for coinage into' pesos. These certificates bear four per cent in terest, are free from taxation, and run for one year,. They will be issued in denominations of one thousand dollars each, made payable to the bearer. These certificates are to be sold in this country. It is learned that the Insular divis ion of the war department has request ed the secretary of the treasury to pur chase tbe necessary silver and execute the coinage of the Philippine pesos authorized by the Philippine currency act. Although this act authoiizes the coinage of not to exceed 75,000,000 pesos, including recoinage of Mexican and Philippine coins, it is not contem plated at present to coin more than 20,000,000 pesos, at the rate of 2,000, 000 a month. Tbe silver for these coins will be pur chased in the United States, but under what conditions has not yet been determined. The treasury, it is under stood, will purchase only at the market value, in such quantities as may be needed as the coinage progresses. It is said that the department will not submit to an advance in the price of silver, it it can possibly be secured at the ruling rate. AMERICAN FALLS RUN DRY. Ice-Jam Stops the Flow of Niagara, and Relic Hunters Revel. Niagara Falls, March 26. The American Falls is practically dry, and for the first time in 55 years people are able to walk about in tbe river bed. Thousands have clambered over the rocks hunting for relics and souvenirs, j Great rocks never before seen are high and dry. So little water is flowing over the American Fails that men in high boots almost could have crossed at the brink. The extraordinary condition is due to an ice jam np the river. The ice was driven from Lake Erie into the entrance to the Niagara and lodged in the shoal water, shutting off tbe flow into the American channel. Tbe Horseshoe Falls is not affected as much as the American. Tbe river in the vi cinity of tbe Three Sister islands is quite dry, and tbe center falls, between Goat and Luna islands, is a skeleton of itself. The conditions is likely to last for several days. Offers to End tbe War. Willemstad, Island of Curacao, March 26. General Mates, the leader of the Venezuelan revolutionary move ment, who is here, today sent the fol lowing telegram to General Ramon Ayala, vice president ol Venezuela ana president of tbe congress: "General Castro has resigned the presidency. Considering tbat bis being independent renders impossible all peace and pros perity in Venezuela, if congrexa win ac cept his abdication 1 will promise you to use all my influence with tne com manders to immediately end the war." Coal Mine Blown Up. Springfield. 111., March- 28. A ter rific explosion in the nine of the Athens coal company at Athens, Menard county. 20 miles north of Springfield, today resulted in tbe death of six men and one being seriously In jured. An entry in tbe mine bad been for some time stopped' up on account of tbe gas. This morning an attempt was made to open it by drilling an other entry in order to allow air to en ter and the gas to escape. DO IT ALL OVER AQAIN. t May Be tbe Only Way to Remedy 'Ji Cujban Treaty Muddle. Washington, March 24. The de fects in the Cuban treaty were discussed at the state department today by Secre tary Hay ami a number of senators, in cluding Chairman Cullom, of the sen ate committee on foreign relations. There was no disposition to minimize the extent of the complications, and, in fact, fresh ones were developed dur ing the conference. It was pointed out by one senator that the provisicn that "this treaty shall not take effect nntil the same shall have been approved by congress," required such action not only on the part of our own congress, but by the Cuban congress as veil, and this it would perhaps be difficult to secure, for the opposition is much stronger in the Cuban lower house than in the senate. Some of the senators who called bluntly stated that the treaty would surely be defeated if it again came be fore the United States congress. Tbe officials of the state department have not yet given np hope of being able to straighten out the tangle, but it ap pears more probable today than ever that a new treaty will be required. MANY JAPANESE STARVINQ. Relief Expedition Goes to Aid of North west Provinces. Tokio, Japan, March 10, via Victoria, B. C, March 24. Some reaction has manifested itself after the first shock of tbe news that 150,000 people were starving in the northwest provinces of Japan. Europeans and Americans have led the way in opening subscrip tion lists, and already some 56,000 yen ($8,000) have been collected, while foreign investigators have been dis patched to the scene of the reported distress to ascertain tbe amount of the requirements and distribute supplies. From their reports, although the deep snow and poor means of commun ication in the remote country have made the distance covered inconceiva ble, it can be gathered that the distress is very real. One report-says that horses were eaten and roots and rice straw made up in edible form. The last stage of destitution was reached. Tbe Japanese people are now them selves gathering data and sending relief funds, while tbe government proposes starting relief works when the snow has melted. WILL PROBE LAND FRAUDS. Government Will Use New Law to Compel Witnesses to Talk. Washington, March 24. The inter ior department is preparing to take ad vantage of the law passed at the recent session of congress, compelling the at tendance of witnesses in hearings before local land offices, and will make the first tests in investigations that are be ing conducted in Oregon, Washington and California, to determine the extent to which fraudulent entries are being made under the timber and stone act. The investigations heretofore have been somewhat hampered because of inability to procure witnesses, but un der the new law there will be no more difficulty than it had in procuring wit nesses in cases being tried in courts. The department is depending to a con siderable extent upon testimony which can be brought out under the new law to establish its case and to bring to justice those parties who are willfully violating the law. ARMING THE MISSIONS. Catholics In China Prepare for Impending Trouble with Boxers. Victoria, B. C, March 24. The steamer Tartar, which arrived today from Yokohama and the Orient, brought news tbat some of the Roman Catholic missionaries in North China are arming their missions because of the fear of further Boxer uprisings. Native pa pers at Nanking report that rebels are being massed at different points along the Yangtsekiang, preparing to cause an uprising, and a telegram from Kiu kiang says the situation there is critical. Regarding the Kwangsi rebellion, some of the native papers state that the rebels are planning an attack on Kweilin, tbe provincial capital. Loving Cop for Bewen Washington, March 24. As evidence of tbe regard in which Minister Bowen is held by the people of Venezuela, the minister today received a handsome sil ver loving cnp. On the obverse aid the American and Venezuelan flags are intertwined, and beneath is the follow ing inscription: "Modest testimonial ot gratitude and sympathy to the Hon. Herbert W. Bowen, New York, Febru ary 14, 1903." This is the date of the signing of the protocols with the allied blocking powers. On the reverse side are the names of the committee. Commissioners Named. Washington, March 24. Tbe British embassy here has been formally ad vised of the appointment of Lord Chief Justice Alverstone, of England, and Sir Louis Jette, retired judge of the su preme court of Quebec, and Sir John Douglas Armour, judge of the supreme court of Canada, as members of tbe Alaskan boundary commission, pro vided for onder the Hay-Herbert treaty. Sir Michael Herbert has informed the state department of the appointments. International Parcels Post London, March 21. Replying to a question in the bouse of commons to day, Postmaster General Austin Cham bet lain said tbe postoffice had long de sired to conclude parcels post agree ment with the United States, but bad been nnable to obtain American assent. Recently, however, the United Stab had proposed reopening negotiations, and communications on the subject wtrt now being exchanged.