The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, March 26, 1903, Image 1

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NO. 45.
Published Evsry Friday by
I. K. BLVTHK, Publl.W.
Termt ol ( year when paid
In tdvtuce.
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.
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.
FEN DO. Meets tl. Becond and Fourth
Fridavs of the month. Visitors cordiallv wel
coined. F. (J. Bbosi us, Counsellor.
Mum Killii Clark, Secretary.
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.
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.
Meets third Friday nielit of each month.
G. R. Castner, H. P.
A. 8. Blowkrs. Secretary,
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
Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bbadi.ey, Financier,
Chester Shuts, Recorder.
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.
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.
'j Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. W. O. Ash, C. P.
Y. L. Henderson, Scribe.
,B. J. W. YOGEL.
Wilt make regular monthly visits to Hood
Elver. Residence 363 Sixteenth Street,
Portland, Oregon.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, t. -Office
In Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
Up-toDaU Dantistrj.
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.
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.
Estimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hoars: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to 3
snd 6 to 7 P. M.
Do a general banking business.
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,
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.
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. '
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
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
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
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.
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
An enjoyable two days' farmers' in
stitute was held at La Grande last week
under the auspice of the agricultural
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tbe Dolphin will proceed to Jamaica
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.