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VOL. XIV. . HOOD niVEE, OOEGOJ TnUJJSDAT, AP1JIL 23, 1903. '" NO. 49.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published every Thursday.
8. P. BLYTHB SON, Publisher!.
Terms of subscription l.p year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. tn. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs the
tame days at noon.
Kor Chenoweth, leaves at R a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays: arrives at 8 p. in.
for White Salmon (V ash.) leaves daily at 6:43
a. m.: arrives at 7;l.i p. m.
f rom White Salmon leaves for Fiilda, Oilmer,
Trout Lake and (ilenwood daily at A. M.
For Binxen (Wash.) leaves at6:46p.m.; ar.
rives at p. m.
CyOX'RT HOOD RIVER No. 42, FORKSTERS OF
I AM KltH'A Meets second and Fourth Mon
days in each month in K. or P. hall.
If. 1. Kkki.khh K, C. R.
8. F. Fount, Financial Secretary.
OAK GROVE COUNCIL No. U2, ORPKR OF
PKNDO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridavsof the month. Visitors amllallv wel
comed. F. V. Hkohius, Counsellor.
Mian Nillii Clark, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. - Hood River
Union No. 142, meets in Odd Kelluws' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
1 :80 o'clock. C. 1 Cori-LK, President.
1. K. Hanma, Secretary.
IAUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
J 87,1.0.0. F.-Meeta Hist end third Fri
days in each month.
Miss Edith Moore, N. G.
L. E. Mown, Secretary.
riANBY POST, No. IB, G. A. R.-MeetsatA.
j O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays
of each mouth at t o'clock p. m. All U. A. K.
members invited to meet with us.
W. H. Perry, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
pANBY W. R. C No. 1ft Meets second and
j fourth Saturdays of each month In A. O, U.
W . hall at 2 p. in. Mkb. Fannik Bailky, Pres.
tMB. T. J.X'annino, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. H'5, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
earn full moon. Wm. M. Yatks, W. M.
C. 1). Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 57, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday nix lit of each mouth.
G. R. Cabinkh, H. P.
A. 8. Blowers, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 2ft, O. E. 8.
Meeta second and fourth Tuesday even
ings of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Mrs. May Yates, W. M.
Mas. Maby B. Davidson, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 10S, United Artisans,
Meets first and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social; Arti
sans ball. F. C. BROBIUS, M. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P.-Meets
iu A. 0. U. W. ball every Tuesday night.
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
Di. C. II. JkNkiNS, K. of R. & 8.
D IVER8IDE LODGE. No. 68, A. O. U, W.
Ji Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Baknks, W. M.
E. R. Bradlky, Financier.
Chkrteb Shuti, Recorder.
IDLEWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meeta in Fraternal hull every Thursday
night. Gito. W. Thomtson, N. u.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meets at A. O. U, W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Waltrr gkkkino, Commander.
O. E. Williams, Secretary.
RIVKRSfDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W. Meets first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, C. of It.
Misa Annie Smith, Recorder.
OOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets ill Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third W ednesdays of each month.
J. R. Reus, V. C.
C. U. Dakin, Clerk.
JpDEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
'i Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. W. O. Ash, C. P.
V. L. Henderson, Scribe.
JJR. J. XV. VOGEL.
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
River. Residence 8ti8 Sixteenth Street,
Q II. JENKINS, D. M.'D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 91.
Office in Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JR. I. T. CARN8,
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
THYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw,
Calls promptly answered In town or country,
Dav or Niuht.
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, 8a
Office over Everharl's Grocery.
J F. WATT.M.D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, 283.
BURGEON O. R. A V. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNKY-ATLAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
. EST Alii AGENT.
For 2S rears a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had mauy years experience in
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and ageuk Satisfaction guaranteed or
pREDERICK A ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimate furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
Abstract Furnished. Money Loaned,
llooil River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' THYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hour: 10 to 11 A. M.; 1 to 3
sum u v ix. fi.
JJCTLKR 4 CO.,
fio a general banking bosinesa.
HOOD RIVER. OREGON.
PREPARE FOR GENERAL STAFF
Root Will Have It In Working Order When
Law Becomes Effective.
Washington, April 23.- It ie the in
tention of Secretary Root to have the
organization of the general staff per
fected and ready for business at the
time the law goes into effect in August.
For that reason the order detailing offi
cers for the general staff instructed all
save those initio Philippines to report
at once to General Young, who is the
chief of staff, and who will have in
hand the details of organizing the body.
It is the intention of Secretary Root
to have different officers, who are like
ly to be assigned to special duties in
connection with staff work, detailed as
special boards, to which will be re
ferred matteis that will naturally come
before them. It is ' the intention to
have the officers of the general staff
divided into sections and take up such
questions now as will be referred to
them when the law becomes operative.
It is not intended that any of the offi
cers detailed for the general staff shall
continue their present duties longer
than is absolutely necessary, as it 1b
the desire of Secretry Root that they
shon'd at once enter npon their 'staff
duties and assist in perfecting the or
ganization so that it will be in working
order by August 15.
MOR05 PLEDUB PEACE.
But Any Attempt to Abolish Slavery Will
Cause a Rebellion.
Manila, April 23. Major General
Davis has returned here from Jolo
arcbipt htgo. He did not e the sultan
of Jolo,' as the latter went to Singapore
three days before General Davis ar
rived. The sultan's absence compels a
temporary abandonment of the nego
tiations for the abrogation of the Bates
General Davis reports , that nine
tentlis of the Lanao (Mindanao) Moros
have accepted the American sovereign
ty and pledged peace and friendship
Representatives of 40 towns north of
the lake professed allegiance to the
United States before Major Ballard yes
terday. v Peace is assured until an at
tempt is made to abolish slavery. It
is believed that would unite the Moros
in opposition to the Americans.
The head-hunters inhabiting the
Sierra Madre mountain? have made a
raid in the province of Nuetva Ecija,
ixland of Luzon. They beheaded four
natives. A force of cavalry is pursuing
HUNGARIANS USB C1UNS.
They Strike for Increase on Duke Estate
aad Show Fight.
Somerville. N. J., April 23. Two
hundred Hungarians and Teles, who
are on a strike on the estate of James
B. Duke, president of the American
tobacco company, held the bridge from
Raritan to the Duke estate today and
with drawn revolvers prevented team
sters from going to the Duke es-tate.
Mr. Duke cays he will not grant the 25
cents a day increase the men ask. The
strikers are alleged to have destroyed
many trees on the estate.
The strikers gathered at the Raritan
river bridge last night, armed with
guns and clubs, intending to attack the
men who had remained at work as they
crossed the bridge to their homes.
John Lawaon, manager of the estate,
placed the men in wagons . and beaded
the procession for the bridge, and he
was held up at the entrance by a Hun
garian with a gun. Law son drew his
own revolver and covered the man, who
became frightened and lowered his
weapon. The wagons were then . al
lowed to cross the bridge.
BURIED IN WRECKAQB.
Five Lives Lost In Crash on FUco Line-
Wreck Due to Malice.
Kansas City, April 23. -- Passenger
train No. 103, on the Frisco system,
which left Kansas City at 11 :30 last
night for Memphis and Birmingham,
was partially wrecked this morning
near Everton, Mo., north of Springfield,
by defective rail. The engine,. bag
gage, express and mail cars Kent into
the ditch and wre badly damaged.
The engineer, fireman 'and one postal
clerk and two mail clerks were killed
and perhaps a dozen passengers were
The engineer, fireman and the mail
clerks were buried in the wreckage.
Fireman Coffman and Postal .clerk
Campbell were dead when taken out.
Engineer Meade was in dying condi
tion and succumbed soon after being
removed from the wreck. The pasBen
ger roaches remained nprigLt and the
passengers, except in the Columbia,
escaped with a severe shaking up and
Qcriny In Back Scat.
Washington, April 23. Considerable
attention is being given in official and
diplomatic circles to the embarrassing
position which Germany is forced to oc
cupy at Washington as a result of the
delay ia the arrival of the credentials
of Baron von Sternberg, who, it is an
nounred, is eventually to succeed Herr
von Holltben as ambassador here. The
German envoy's present rank is that
ol minister on a special mi-ion, and as
such he necessarily is at the foot of the
lift of ministers and just preceding the
charges d affaires.
Coal Strike Delays Warship.
Honoluln, April 23. The coal strike
in Eritish Columbia is responsible for
the ncn-arrival of a shipment of 1,500
tons of coal for the use of British war
ships stationed here. H. M. S.
Amphitrite has appealed to the local
station to give her 2,000 tons to enable
her to. make the return trip to Hong
Kont, towing the torpedo boat destroy
er due Uiere front Eequima't. The
naval station wired to the navy depart
ment at Washington for permission.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
MARION COUNTY ROPS.
Warm Rain Needed, Otherwise 'the Out
look la Very Favorable.
Crops in Marion county are in good
condition aa a general thing, and there
is nothing yet to discourage the farmer.
It would be better for everything, how
ever, should there be a heavy, warm
rain, which would have a two-fold ben
eficial effect it aoulJ supply tne ne
cessary moisture now demanded in
many place, and it would bring the
snow out of the Cascades, thus insur
ing warm spring weather, which it is
proverbial cannot be had until Table
Rock and the lower ridges of the moun
tains are bare of their white (.oats.
Fruit is coming on in good shape, the
load of blossoms indicating a plentiful
crop, but it is too early to feel safe yet.
The weather most dangerous to fruit in
this country is that which brings the
cold, beating, sleety rains late in April,
when the pollen is in the blossom, to
be washed out by those rains, leaving
the bloHSom lifeless for fruitmaking
purposes. There is always a good crop
of fruit when that class of rains corned
before the blossoming is far advanced
or when tho warm spring arrives with
out much rain at all.
The hop crop is at that point where
there is merely speculation as to the re
sults. Aauunal, much is heard of mis
sing hills, damaged vines, and a heavy
shortage in prospect for this year, but
past experience has shown that in many
years when similar predictions were
made, the yield turned ont reasonably
Sheep Shearing In Umatilla.
Twenty sheep shearers have arrived
in Umatilla county from different parts
of the country, end will commece work
at once. This number will be consid
erably increased within a week or ten
days, as three crews are employed in
the section around Pilot Rok during
the shearing season, which lasts about
60 days. Usually there are about 12
men to a crew. These men are paid 7
and 8 re.its a head for shearing stock
sheep and 15 a. id 25 cents for pure-bred
ewes and Ducks. Some of the men
average $10 per day. Sheep will not
be sent to the mountains as early this
year as last, as there is no scarcity of
Big Timber Land Deal.
One of the biggest timber deals trans
acted in Southern Oregon for some time
was the recent transfer of some 42,000
acres of timber land on the Upper Rogue
to W. II. Strobridge. He has taken
the tract on the Upper Rogue under
boud, the price named being $ 2a an
acre, for 24,000 acres of the tract, and
$20 per acre for the remainder. The
total price is $960,000. This belt of
timber is one of the finest in the south
ern part of the state.
5chool Bond Issue Defeated.
By a vote of 185 to 82 the taxpayers
of the Tendieton school district de
feated the proposition of issuing (25,000
bonds to erect a new eight-room school
house. The question at issue was not
sc much the money, but the location of
the new building which the school
board had selected.
Run of Small Fish Oood.
-The run of fish still continues good
at Astoria for this season of the year,
and further np the river a number of
large fish are being caught.-'
Building at Reform School.
Flans are neatly complete for the
new industrial schcol building which is
to be erected at the state reform school
at a cost of from $12,000 to $15,000.
The plans will be submitted to the
board of trustees by Architect C. C.
Lewis, ol Portland, the first of next
week, and the board will immediately
advertise for bids.
Snow Deep In Cascades.
R. N. Hoover, the well-known shin
gle manufacturer cf Detroit, says that
snow in the Cascade mountains is deep
er now than it has been before at this
season in the past eight rears. Should
the weather turn warm suddenly so as
to melt the snow rapidly, he believes
the Willamette river will be high this
Denied a Frjnchlse.
The Baker City council has refused
to grant a franchise to the Oregon Ida-
bo Central railroad company for' a
right of way and terminal facilities to
enter that city. This ia the proposed
Seven Devils road, a company for the
construction of which was organized
At the Penitentiary.
Superintendent C. W. James, of the
Oregon State Penitentiary, has filed his
first report with the Secretary of State,
for the quarter ending March 31, 1903.
The earnings and receipts of the priscn
for the quarter aggregates a total of
ft, 435.11, and the expenses I7.063.3J.
' Crook County Judge Resign.
Connty Judge W. A. Booth, of
Crook cornty, has tendered his resig
nation to Governor Chamberlain. The
resignation is to take effect May I.
Judge Booth gave no reason for his dV
' sire to relinquish the office.
No Mop PcsU la Polk.
Examination has been made of num
erous yards in Polk connty and tbey all
show a healthy growth, with no pee't
on the vine. The cold weather has
! not pot yafds back in. that county. . '
FLOCK TO LAKE COUNTY.
Large Number of Men Waiting for Snow
to Melt in Order to Locate.
Timber men continue to arrive at
Lakeview by every stage and fiom every
direction, and the Lakeview land office
is working to its full capacity. Several
locators with scrip are waiting for the
snow to disappear, so they can get into
the timber. . .
Silver Lake promises to be the tim
ber cruiser's headquarters this year,
and with its two newspapers is expected
to wield considerable influence in the
affairs of Lake county in the future.
The extension of the railroad from
Shaniko to Deschutes promises to divert
all the trade north of Goose . Lake Val
ley from San Francisco tj Portland,
and give passengers a shorter and
better route via stage to the railrtad,
as there ia a good road at all seasons
of thb year from Lakeview to the Des
chutes, and no mountains to cross.
The season is very backward. No
grass has yet started and sheepmen are
anxious, as the" lambing season is at
hand, and there is no grass, and nights
are very cold. Heavy losses have been
sustained in the last two weeks, and if
the weather does not get warmer in a
f jw days, the losses will be heavier
than ever before.
A few sheepmen have commenced
shearing wethers, but many fear to at
tempt it yet, although it is far past the
usual time to begin.
Hanging of Armstrong.
An examination of the law governing
the execution of death sentences, which
was passed by the last legislature, re
veals the fact that Armstrong, the mur
derer of Minnie Ensrainger, at Baker
City, will have to be executed in that
city, if the supreme court confirms the
judgment of the lower court, when the
case comes up on appeal in May. If
the sentence of the court is carried out
it will be the first legal execution in
the history of Baker county, since it
was organized, over 40 years ago. In
the early days there was a lynching at
Auburn, then the county seat, on
which occasion a Chinaman was hung
. Oh" tu University.
The university of Oregon is again the
recipient of the generosity of one of its
ardent supporters. - Thomas Howell,
of Oregon City, has donated his entire
herbarium collection, consisting of over
10,000 species. Dr. Harry Lane, of
Portland, recently donated his collec
tion of Oregon toadstools to the local
university. Also through the depart
ment of agriculture the university has
just received a collection of the fungi
of commercial importance.
Fruit Safe at St. Helens.
Orcharding at St. Helens claim
that the prospect for a good fruit crop
is excellent. The cold weather pre
vented the trees from budding too early,
and the conditions are favorable for a
Thirty-one Seining Orounds.
As near as can be learned, there will
be 31 seining grounds operated on the
Columbia River during the comisg sea
son, a much larger number than ever
before, but as yet none of them has
' Some Prison Improvements.
Superintendent James, of the state
penitentiary, is making a number of
improvements intended to better the
condition of the prison and make it
more secure. Probably no changos will
be made in the construction of the pris
on wall, but it will be more thoroughly
guarded so as to prevent the introduc
tion of weapons by that means. The
number of day guards on the wall has
recently been reduced by' the transfer
of cne guard to the shops.
Wheat Walla Walla. 7071c; blue
stem, 758.:; valley, 7576c.
. Barley Feed, $21.50 per ton; brew
flour Beet grade, $3.9504.25 ; grah
Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton;
middlings, $ 24; shorts, $19.60020.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.16 Q 1.20;
gray, $1.1231-15 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $13313.50; clover,
$10911; cheat, $11012 per ton.
Potatoes Best Bnrbanks, 60o per
sack; ordinary, 25040c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $30
3.60 per cental. . '
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 11012c;
young, 13014c; hens, 12c; turkeys,
live, 16017c; dressed, 20022c; ducks,
$7O7.60ter dosen; geese, $606.50.
Cheeee Full cream, twins, 16XO
17c; Young America, 17 O 17)c;
factory prices, llXc leea.
Butter Fancy creamery, 22e per
pound; extras, 21e; dairy, 20(g22)tc;
Eggs 16017c per dozen.
Hope Choice, 18(3 20c per ponnd.
Wool Valley, 12015c; Eastern
Oregon, 8(3 14 He; mohair, 85336c
'Beef Gross, cows, 3KSe P
ponnd; steert, 405c; dressed, 7c
Veal 808 Xc
Mutton Grose, 707i per ponnd;
Lambs Groat, 4 per pound;
Hofre Gross, 77K P ponnd:
WORK ON DREDGER.
Oood Progress Being Made In Converting
the Transport Qrant.
Washington, April 22. A report
just received by the chief of engineers
from Captain San ford, who is oversee
ing the overhanling of the transport
Grant and its conversion into a sea
dredge, says that more than satis
factory work has been done npon the
vessel since it was taken in hand by the
workmen of Mare Island navy yard.
At the time of his report practically all
obstructing materials in the way of the
sand bins, which are to hold the sand
as brought np from the Columbia river
bar by the Grant's pumps, had been re
moved, and many of the frames of the
bins had been completed and "placed in
position. These bins are to be built
below decks and will have outlets at
the bottom of the ship, which will be
fitted with water-tight gates. When
all the bins are filled, the Grant will
leave the bar, steam out a good dis
tance to sea, and release the sand
through gateways. The Grant's boil
ers are undergoing repairs, as the ship
is cut of rommissicn.
Wtord has been received from the
Ellicott machine works, of Baltimore,
where the pumps fcr the Grant are be
ing built, that so far the company has
been unable to procure a perfect casting
for the pump cylinder. The cylinder
called for ia nearly large enough for a
man to walk through, and is one of the
largest single castings' called fcr in
modern pumping machinery. Although
several castings have been made, all
have been defective.
Other work on the pump is progress
ing satisfactorily, but. if a perfect cast
ing cannot be secured soon, the Grant
may not be able to commence work on
the bar as early as was contemplated.
NO HITCH IN CUBAN AFFAIRS.
Slight Difficulties aa to Details, Which
Require Three Treaties.
Havana, April 22. The correspond
ent of the Associated Press is told that
there Is no hitch in the negotiations for
the ratification of the treaties between
the United States and Cuba, the only
difficulty thus far being on the subject
of details covering the acquisition of
private property for the naval stations.
The 'Cuban government prefers to pur
chase these lands and lease the whole,
together with the government lands re
quired, to the United States for a nom
inal consideration. There appears to
be some natural question about the ex
tent to which the United States will
compensate Cuba for the purchase and
leases, but no serious questions have
arisen on these subjects.
The final negotiations are now em
bodied in three treaties one carrying
out the details of the arrangements for
the occupancy of the naval stations in
accordance with the Roosevelt-Palma
agreement; another covering the sov
ereignty over the Isle of Pines, and the
third incorporating the Piatt amend
ment provisions into a perpetual treaty.
MORE PAY BY flAY 1.
Thousands of Men Will do On Strike If
They Don't Oct It,
New York, April 22. Francis J. Mc
Kay, of the New.York locals of the In
ternational brotherhood of boilermakers
and iron shipbuilders, said at a meet
ing of the Central federated union to
day: "Seven thousand boilermakers and
iron shipbuilders will strike in the
shipyards of this city and vicinity if on
May 1 they do not get the increase in
wages they demand."
Constantion Laudadio, of the Rock
men's and Excavators' nnion, said that
10,000 of his organization will go out
if their demands are not granted May 1.
Business Agent Quinlan, of the Pipe
Caulkers' and tappers' nnion, reported
that 1,000 caulkers and tappers would
strike for increased pay throughout the
city and in the city departments if
their demands were not granted before
PACK I NO HOUSE BURNS.
Plant of Pacific Meat Company at Taco-
ma Is a Total Loss.
Tacoma, April 22. The immense
packing house of the Pacific meat com
pany on the tide flats has been almost
entirely destroyed by fire. The loss
will probably aggregate fully 200,uuo.
A large stock of dressed meat in store
was also bnrned, as was a qunatity of
John C. Boyle, superintendent of
the provision department, had a
miraculous escape from death. He
was shut off by flames on : the fourth
floor, and made a thrilling leap to the
second floor down the elevator - shaft.
The fire was the most spectacular ever
seen in Tacoma, and was witnessed by
thousands of people.
The officers cannot tell how much in
surance is in effect, out it will be much
below the coat.
More Snuggling Cases.
Ran Jnan. Porta Rim. Anril 22.
Chief Hood, of the internal revenue de
partment, has sworn out warrants be
fnm InatiM of the Maee for the arrest
of Captain Andrew Dunlap, U. 8. N.,
commandant of the naval station here,
and Robert Giles, for bringing in
liquors from the island of St. Thomas
without paying duty thereon. Giles
annealed and held under 1 1.000
bond for trial before the insular district
Street Car Runs Amuck.
Tittebure. April 22. Because an
electric brake refused to work, a crowd
ed electric ear ran away today in Alle
gheny, wrecked a carriage, broke
through the' safety gates of the Fort
Wayne railroad, derailed a fast moving
freight train and then went to pieces.
Almost ail of the 44 pat ngera aboard
the car wr hurt, though only one
EIGHT ARE KILLED
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAINS IN
COLLISION ON ERIE ROAD.
Passenger Was Running Fifty Miles an
Hour Coupling Broke on Freight and
Caused a Delay In (Jetting Off Main
Track Bodies Charred and Blackened
Jamestown, N. Y., April 22. A
coupling broke on a westbound freight
train on the Erie road, at .Roodhouse
this morning as the train was leaving
the main track to take a siding for the
east bound New York and Chicago lim
ited to pass. Tbe delay occasioned by
the mishap was the cause of a fatal ac
cident of a most distressing nature.
Almost immediately after tbe freight
train broke in two the passenger train
came along at the rate of 50 miles an
hour. The passenger engine, a com
bination baggage and passenger car, a
day coach and two sleepers left the
track, running nearly 100 feet beside
the rails, crashing into a small school
house, which was demolished.,
The wreck caught fire immediately
and all of the can which left the track
were quickly burned up. Baggageman
Hotchkiss was killed, hia body being
recovered. After the fire five bodies
were taken from the burned cars.
Three of them are those of two women
and a child. They were burned so bad
ly aa to make it almost impossible to
identify them. The other two have not
It is believed that other bodies are in
the w reckage. Six more or less seri
ously.injured passengers and members
of the crew were taken to the Salamanca
hospital. Two private cars on the pas
senger train kept the track.
RANGE WAR IN WYOMINQ.
Threats Against Sheepmen May Cause
Summoning of Militia.
Denver, April 22. A special to the
Republican from Cheyenne, Wyoming,
says: The sheepmen of the Sweet
water country have declared open war
upon the cattlemen, and a clash is im
minent unless steps are taken at once
to get the warring factions together on
the proposition of satisfactory division
of tbe ranges of that section. Informa
tion from Lander is to the effect that
the militia there may be called out to
prevent a general fight and much blood
Sheriff Charles' Stongh, of Lander,
has gone to the range country I to inves
tigate the situation, and if he finds tbe
condition of affairs as alarming as has
been reported, he will immediately
make a formal request of Governor
Richards for at least one company of
the state militia to patrol the ranges.
Recently the sheepmen of the Sweet
water country have received copies of
a circular letter notifying them that
sheep would not be permitted to graze
within certain boundaries.
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee cf the Fremont county wool
growers' association last Saturday, res
olutions were adopted holding account
able to any member of the association
whose personal arid property rights
shall be violated, the person and prop
erty of the "dead-liners," and pledging
full financial and other support to tbe
defense of the lines and lives of the
property of the members' of the asso
ciation. Tbe resolutions Characterize the
drawing of "dead lines" as a violation
of Federal statutes and call upon both
Federal and state officials, other wool
growers' associations and all persons
interested for assistance.
GREAT FRAUD IN HAVANA.
Merchants In Europe Swindled Out of
Half Million Dollars.
Havana, April 22. Transactions
that are alleged to constitute frauds
upon merchants in London, Paris and
Frankfort, to the extent of $500,000,
were developed as a result of the arrest
this afternoon of Santos Vasqquez, who
conducted a merchandise brokerage
business in Havana under the name of
the Mutual Merchandise agency of New
York. Complaint was made by tbe
German consul here, acting on behalf
of merchants in Frankfort.
It ia alleged that Vasquei had quan
tities of foreign goods shipped to Ha
vana during tbe last six months, giv
ing in payment UO-day drafts of John
Fruhlin Brothers, of London. This
firm accepted the drafts, but refused
pay.nent when due, saying the 'Havana
houte had not sent it money. Mexican
merchants also are reported to have
Hia Rival la In Prison.
New Orleans, April 22. Bonilla is
now president of Honduras,, Arias is in
prison at Tegucigalpa and Sierra is
fugitive in Nicaragua, having fled to that
country for safety when the handful ol
troops deserted him in Necaome on
April 6-. On that date the rebels under
General Barabona and Maldonado made
an attack on the government forces
under command of General Sierra and
then marched on the capital, where
Arias was made prisoner. This, with
the news that quiet prevailed, was the
information received by the Timea.
Exhibit Rates to St Leuia.
St. Louis, April 22. G. W. Calo,
chairman of the southwest tariff com
mittee, has prepared a set of rules gov
erning the shipments of exhibit to the
exposition and return to their owners.
It ia provided that all exhibit shall be
carried to tbe exposition at fnll tariff
rates, but npon proof that exhibits (ex-
'cepting livestock) haw not clanged
hands, they will be returned free over
' tbe me road by which they were sent
to the fair.
THREE ARMY DIVISIONS.
Military Department to Be Placed Under
Washington, April 21. A movement
baa been started to reestablish military
divisions in this countrjr, with several
departments included in eacn. It has
received the endorsement of high army
officials, and it will no doubt be taken
up and considered at an early day,
probably after the return ofN Secretary
Root and Major General Corbin from
St. Lou (8.
As far as the scheme has proceeded,
and according to some recommenda
tions made, there are to be three divis
ions the Atlantic, the Middle and the
Pacific. Each will be in command of
a major general of the army. The
Atlantic division will be composed of
the present department of the East,
divided into two two departments, the
old department of the gulf to be re
established, with headquarters at At
lanta, Ga. The Middle division is to
be composed of the preseotjdepartmenti
of the Lakes, Missouri, Dakota and
Texas, while the Pacific division will
be composed of the departments of Cal
ifornia, Columbia and Colorado. Prob
ably different geographical lines of de
partments will be made in order to
secure the best result.
NEW ROUTE FOR CHINESE.
May Come to New Orleans and Mobile
from Costa Rica.
Mobile, Ala., April 21. The sus
picion of government officials has been
aroused by the numerous arrivals here
of late of Chinese from Bocas del
Toro, Costa Rica and other southern
ports, and an investigation bas been
ordered. Several weeks ago half a
dozen Chinese arrived in Mobile from
Eocas del Toro, destined for New Or
leans. They were promptly gathered
in by the cuetom officials and lodged
in jail, pending a hearing before the
local United States commissioner.
It is the opinion of government offi
cials that there is a company in New
Orleans engaged in bringing Chinese to
this country from Bocas del Toro and
that Mobile, as well as New Orleans, is
used as a port of entry. Within the
past two months there has been no less
than a dozen deported.
&TAND FOR FIREWORKS.
Room for 31,000 People St. Louis Want
to Keep Monitor.
St. Louis, April 21. One of the larg
est grandstands ever built in the United
States has been erected on the world's
fair grounds for the fireworks display
during the dedication ceremonies. The
stand is 800 feet long by 183 feet
wide and, it is estimated, will accom
modate 31,000 people.
The United. States monitor Arkansas,
now on her way up the river to take
part in the ceremonies, is expected to
arrive here on April 26. A movement
has been started favorable to the reten
tion of the monitor here for several
months. Mayor Wells and Prseident
Francis, of the exposition, held a con
ference today with reference to what
steps shall be taken to gain the con
sent of the government to the proposi
tion. A party of prominent citizens
will meet the Arkansas and escort her
jo St. Louis.
FIOHT ON CANAL TREATY.
Herran Says Opposition Is Strong In
Washington, April 20. Dr. Herran,
the Colombian Charge d'Affalrs here,
said today with reference to the pros-,
pects of the ratification of the Pana
ma Canal treaty by the Colombian
"The advices I receive from Bogota
through private sources are quite con
tradictory. They show the opposition
to the treaty to be quite strong, but
do not state who are leading tbe op
position. I have received no official
information to indicate what are the
prospects for the success or failure
of tbe treaty, and at this distance I
am unable to form an opinion as to
the relative strength of the friend
and opponents of the treaty. I am
still without information as to the
exact date when congress will be con
vened, except that contained In ear
lier advices that It would be assem
bled about May 1."
Castro Pay Germany.
Caracas, April 21. Venezuela, car
rying out the provisions of the proto
cols signed by Minister Bowen with
the allies, has met the payment due to
Germany on March 16. Thirty per
eent of the customs will be delivered to
the Caracas branch of the Bank of Eng
land, and tbe payment due to Italy on
April 1 ia ready. This is in spite of
the fact that all of the Venezuelan
merchant vessels have not yet been
returned, and that those that had been
returned had no cargo aboard, having
been looted by their captors.
Oreat dale la Colorado.
Colorado Springs, Colo., April 21.
The worst wind storm sire that f
November 19, 1901, when cornice
and roofs of buildings were blown off, ,
has been raging at Colorado Spripgs
all day. Signs, tree branches and
awnings have been wrenched off. At
times the wind blew 50 miles an hour.
Trains were delayed and the cog road
to the summit of Pike' Peak wa
blocked by snow drift. A train waa
blown almost of! the track.
d las Factories Close.
Hartford City, Ind., April 21.
Every window glass factory in tbe
United State has gone ont of blast
and 20.000 skilled laborers leave the
. factories with no idea w hen tbey will
Iretnrn to work. The impression
; among tne workers is that the wage
J rale adopted for tbe next blast will
I be on. basis doe to a 60 per eent re
daction in wage.