The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, April 30, 1903, Image 1

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    "IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT.",
hood river; oregon, Thursday, april 30, 1903. "ji
VOL. XIV.
NO. 50.
HCOD RIVER GLACI ER
Published every Thursday.
8. F. BLVTHB ft SON, Punllihers.
lerms of autHcriution 11.40 a year when paid
In advance.
THE MAILS.
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. ni. Wednesday and (miirda) ; departa tha
tame dart at noon.
For Chenoweth, leave at 8 a. m. Tuesday,
Thnrariayi and Haturdaya: arrive at 6 p. m.
For White Salmon (Vt ash.) leaves daily at :4i
. m.i arrives at 7 ;ln p. in.
From Vi hlte Halmon leaves for FuMa, Ollmer,
Tiont Lake and Ulenwood dally at 9 A. M.
ForBingen (Wash.) leaves at j:4i) p. m. ; ar.
rives at 'i p. m.
flOCIKTIB'i.
101'RT HOOD RIVER No. 42, FORESTERS OF
I ; AMERICA Meetaaecond and Fourth Mon
days lu each mouth in K. of I', hall.
II. J. Fkkiehii k,C. R.
8. F. Foi'TH, Financial Secretary.
lAK GROVE (XH'.M'II. No. 112, ORDER OF
r I'fcMJO. .Meets tee Keconct aim fourin
Fridava of the month, ixitors comiallv wel
comed. F. lT. Hbohioh, Counsellor.
Mini Nit I.LI a Plabk, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142, meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7 :3 o'clock. C. I.. Cori'LE, l'restdeiit.
i. E. IUnna, Secretary.
JAl'HEL REHEKA1I DEOREE LODGE, No.
t 87, 1. O. O. K. -Meets first and third Fri
days in each month.
Mix Edith Moors, N. 0.
L. E. Mount, Secretary.
flANBY POST, No. 10, G. A. R. Meets at A.
O. V. W. Hall second and fourth Haturdaya
of each mouth at 2 o'Work p. m. All 0. A. K.
D. embers invited to meet with us.
W. 11. I'kkhv, Commander.
T. 3. Cunninq, Adjutant.
(IAN BY W. R. C, No. IB-Meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O, I .
S , hall at 2 p. In. Mkh. Eannik Uailkv, i'res,
iMRH. T. J. Canning, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 1C6, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saiurday evening on or before
each full moon. Wa. M. Vatbs, W. M.
C. D. Thompson, Secrotary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meelt I Im U Friday inn lit of each month.
G. R. Cabtnkb, II. P.
A. 8. Blowers, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E. R. -Meets
second ami fourth Tuesday even
ings of each mouth. Viaitors co dlaily wel
comed. Mkh. May Yatkn, V. M.
Mrs. Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
0LETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United A'tisans,
Meets first and third W ednesdays, work;
Second and fourth Wednesdays social: Artl
tans hall. F. C. Kauall'S, M. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
1VACOOMA LODGE, No. SO, K. of P.-Meeu
IT ill A. O. 11. W. hall every Tueadav niirlit.
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
Dr. C. II. Jknkins, K.of R. & 8.
KIVERSIDK LODGE, No. 68, A. O. I1, W.
Meets Mist and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Baknkk, W. M.
K. R. Bradi-fy, Financier.
CliKHTKR Shutk, Recorder.
11)1 EWII.DE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F -Meeta
la Fraternal hall every Thursday
uight. Gko. W. Thomiihin, N. G.
J. L. IlRNDinsoN, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meets at A. O. II. W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter Gkrking, Commander.
G. E. William, Secretary.
IilVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
V HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Katk M. Frrdrrick, C. of II.
Miss Annie Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third W eduesdat a of each month.
J. It. Rkes, V. 0.
CI. V. Darin, Clerk.
fj'DEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48. I. O. O. K.
Vt Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. W. O. Ash, C. P.
Y. L. Henderson, Scribe.
JJU. J. V. VOGEL.
OCULIST.
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
River. Besidence 3ii3 Sixteenth Street,
Portland, Oregon.
' Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
DENTIST.
Socialist on Crown and Bridge W ork.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 91.
Office in Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JjR. E. T.CARNS.
Dentist.
- Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
Up-to-Dits DiDtlstrj.
HOOD RIVER - OREGON
LJ L.DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Buccessor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
( alls promptly answered in town or country.
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 81 ; Office, 83.
Office over Kverharl't Grocery.
J K. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephone!: Office, 281; residence, 281.
SURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNKY-ATLAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
. 1AUY I'tHLIC and REAL
EST A IK AGENT.
For 23 rears a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. "Has had many Years experience in
Keal Estate matters, at abstractor, searcher of
lilies and ageut. batitfaction guaranteed or
to charge.
pRKDERICK A ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimate furnished for all kind ol
work. Kepairir-ff a specialty. Ail kinds
of ihop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and S.toii.1.
A.JAYNE.
LAWYER.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
C C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Thone Central, or 121.
Office Hour: 10 to 11 A. M. 5 J to S
and G to 7 P. M.
gUTLKR A CO.,
BANKERS.
po a general baukinf basins.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
. EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
TWO HEMISPHERES.
Comprehensive Review of the Import'
ant Happenings of the Past Week,
Preaented in Condensed Form, Mof
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers.
Investigation of boodlerg continues in
Missouri and Illinois.
Irving M. Scott, of Fan Francisio.
builder of the battleship Oregon, ia
dead.
William R. Hearst, of newspaper
fame, -nag mariied in New York to Mies
Miiiicent Wilson.
A movement is on foot in Portland to
organize an association of employers to
resist growing power of unions.
Three blocks, practically the entire
business portion of Melbourne, Ia ,
was destroyed by fire. The iosa is
$43,000.
Twenty peop'e gathered about the
coffin of Mrs. Martin Meyerhoffor at
Chicago were precipitated into the cel
lar with the corpse by the giving away
of the floor. t?even were injured.
President Roosevelt will lay the
corner stone for a Y. M. C. A. boilding
at Topeka, Kan., during the session of
the international convention nt the
railroad R. M. C. A., April 30 to May
o, in mat. city.
Gioranni Banale has asked a New
York magistrate for permission to carry
a revolver. Ilia life has been threat
ened for causing the arrest of five Ital
ians, who, he cays, attempted to ex
tort money for defense of prisloiiera in
the Madnena murder case.-
More serious rioting has occurred at
French monasteries. -
A great ovation was accorded King
Edward on his arrival in Rome.
It ia reported that Miss Ruth Hanna
wll be married at Thomasville, Ga on
June 9. -
Russia denies that she wants to close
Manchnrian ports and offers conces
sions to the United States.
Fire destroyed a large part of the
woods at W. K. Vanderbiit's country
home, "Idle Home," on Long Island.
General Chaffee says the officers ac
cused by General Miles have already
been tried and their Cases disposed of.
John D. Rockefeller. Jr., and his son
of tbe same name are in constant dread
of assassins and are guarded by de
tective.
Judge Kilpatrick, of the United
States supreme court, in New York, has
ordered the receivers of the Amerhan
bicycle company to accept the offer of
13,000,000 made ry the reorganization
company.
A posse of citizens who were on the
looitout had a running pistol fight with
six would-be bank robbers at Frank
fort, Ind. The intruders escaped.
Governor Davis, of Arkansas, has
signed an act of the legislature making
it unlawful for nonresidents to hunt or
9h at any season of the year in
Arkansas.
Four burglar blew open the tfe of
Vfnnn A Hons' nrivate bank at Portase.
0., and Becured (3,000 in silver and
paper money.' They made their escape
on a handcar.
The New England manufacturers and
sreetors of structural steel work have
withdrawn from the national associa
tion recently formed by 56 concerns in
various parts of the country.
John D. Rockefellecr has signed the
contract by which the Rockefeller in
stitute of medical research becomes
nwner of three blocks in New York on
which a laboratory is to be built.
Three men blew up the afe in the
postoffice at Ferguson, Mo., securing
120 cash and $18 in stamps. Tbe
noise aroused the citizens, who gave
battle to the robbers. No one was hurt.
John Wanamaker'i son Rodney has
taken out a policy for an additional
1 1,000,000 on his life. He carries 2,
000,000 inmrance now, $500,000 more
than his father, but not a much as
King Edward of England.
Great Northern trainmen will vote
an a strike.
Turkey is sending a vast army into
Macedonia.
Robber held tip a Burlington pas
senger train, robbing the passenger.
The cl.a'ge against Funslon ba been
found to be unworthy of further in
quiry. Tbe Illinois legislature ha turned
down Speaker Miller and elected anoth
er man.
Religions riots in France have again
broken out. Numerous arrest are be
ing made.
President Rjoeevelt ha left Yellow
stone park for St. Louis to attend the
dedication ceremonies of the exposition.
Tom Johnson has declined to become
a candidate for the presidential nomin
ation. He prefers to see Clet eiand run.
A hrilliant meteor was seen to pass
overhead by citisens of Portland Friday
evening. It burst while still in view
with a loud detonation.
The Russian demand on Chiona is
announced a a breach ol faith. The
United State, Britain and Japan will
protest. China ha rejected the de
mand. '
Agriculture in Eait Prussia, a well
as the tugar induatry and trade, will
suffer from the pruepertive German
Canadian tariff war.
READY FOR WAR.
Russia Has Long Prepared lor Opposition
Never Meant to Evacuate.
Victoria, B. C. April 30. The Rut.
iian demands regarding Manchuria did
not come as a surprise to Japan, accord'
ing to advices received here today by
the steamer Oanwa. Japan had been
preparing for the crisis and dispatches
to Japanese papers from various sec
tions indicate that Rubaia has also
been making warlike preparations.
Officer of the Oansa say that for
month large importations of rice have
been made by Japan and all export is
forbidden. From New Chwarg it is
reported that 3,000,000 taelt have been
forwarded to Port Arthur to boy pro
visions, and from Nagasaki comes the
news that Russian agents have bought
up 16,000 tons of Cardiff coal there,
and at Chefoo, all on hand. Large
purchases of foodstuffs are also re
ported.
As for the evacnUion of Manchuria,
dispatches to Japanese papers say it is
patent that Russia had no intention of
evacuating, although one dispatch f nys
that the garrison of Moukden was en
trained for Port Arthur when a sudden
telegram from Port Arthur forbade the
departure and the garrison marched
back to its barracks. A Pekin dispatch
of April 11 says the Russian troop in
Manchuria gave some sign of moving
when the slang were changed. Those
stationed at New Chwang were moved
a mile further from the town and seem
to be settling down in the new location
and making ready for hostilities.
Moreover, says a dispatch from Pekin
to the Jiji, there are telegram coming
to Pekin from points along the coast re
porting most suspicious actions on the
part of Russian warships. The bi
battleships coming to reinforce the
Russian squadron in Eastern waters,
consisting of the 12,700-ton battleship
Retvian, the cruisers Pallada and Diana
and five torpedo boat destroyers, passed
Hong Kong on April 13 for Port
Arthur.
Another Pekin dispatch to th ) Asahi
says that numbers of soldiers are being
moved into Manchuria, garbed in civil
ian clothes. Other dispatches tell of
the cutting of the telegraph line in
Manchuiia by Russian officers and of
the cutting of the cable between New
Chwang and Chefoo by Russians.
An official of the Tokio foreign ofLcj,
interviewed by a Japanese paper, says
that Viscount Aoki has been constantly
shadowed by Russians during his offi
cial visits at Pekin. This official also
told of Russia's warlike preparations,
of the suspicious movements of Russian
warships in the gulf of Pechili, and of
the buying up of foodstuffs by the Rus
sian agents.
Another sensational dispatch, pub
lished by the Japanese papers is that,
Japanese having set fire to' the forests
at the mouth of the Yaln, Russia has
dispatched a' force of 1,600 troops over
land to that point. It was intended to
send a force of 1,000 by the steamer
Wuchan, plying between Port Arthur
and laku, but this vessel is British,
and permission to carry the force was
refused. It was increased and sent
overland. Russia obtained a lease of
these forests in 1896 on the occasion of
the flight of the Korean emperor to the
Russian legation.
GOVERNOR RICHARDS DEAD.
Chief Executive of Wyoming Oleaned by
the Old Reaper.
Cheyenne, Wyo , April 29 Govern
or De Foiest Richards died at his home
in this city at 8 o'clock yesterday, of
acute kidney disease.
Governor Richards wag born at
Charleston, N. H., August C, 1846.
His father was a Congregational min
ister. After finishing bis schooling at
Phillips Andover academy, he went to
Alabama and engaged in cotton raising.
There he was sheriff, lawmaker and
county treasurer in turn. In 1885 he
established himself at Cbadron, Neb ,
organizing the Chadron bank. ' In 1885
he came to Douglas, Converse county,
Wyoming, and established the First
National bank. He was elected mayor
of the town,.tlen state senator, and in
1898 was elected governor on the Re
publican ticket, succeeding himself in
1902.
The governor's chair now falls to
Fenimore Chatterton, secretary of state,
as there is no lieutenant governor in
Wyom ing.
Yield to Prophetess.
Battle Creek, Mich., April 30. After
a fight lasting more than a week, the
stockholders of the Seventh Day Ad
vent ist publishing house bare decided
to move their plant East, the name of
the city has not yet been decided on.
This action shows that the majority of
the stockholder believed Mr. Ellen
White, a leading prophetess of the so
ciety, who predicted dieaiter if the
plant were not moved and the Advent
tats colonized here failed to scatter to
various pait of the country. .
Cutting Down Forces.
Duntmuir, Cal., April 30. The gen
eral management of the Southern Paci
fic company continues to follow the
policy adopted lately of reducing all
force to th very lowest possible limit.
Assistant Master Mechanic Hale, of
this place, received today wire instruc
tion to red u e the mechanical force at
Punamuir by 40 men and at the clem
of woi king hour ten machinists, one
car laborer and 20 laborers, mostly coal
heaners, were ditmisesd.
Electricity for Big TunneL
Philadelphia, April 30. President
Cassatt, of the Pennsylvania railroad,
has appointed an advisory committee
of experts to assist him in tbe work of
constructing the New York t50,000,000
tunnel. The committee ha already
decided to adopt for use in the tunnel
an electrical engine, tbe motor to rest
on a truck, so that it will only be ne
cessary to increase the number of tracks
to obtain increased poaer.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
WANT HlflH PRICES.
flarion County Fruit and Wool Men Or
ga.ilze Unions for Mutual Benefit. .
Union among producer to compel
competition among buyers was the
watchword at the meetings of fruit
growers and woolgrowers in Salem last
Saturday. The produ:ers propose to
stand together for their mutual benefit
and to compel buyers to bid against
each other for the produce they have to
fell. To secure 'he highest price the
market will warrant is the purpose,
and those who are identified with the
unions feel con'tdeut o. a successful
outcome of the co-operative movement,
About 50 ownere of sheep met and
organized the Marion county woolgrow
era' association. A sales committee
was appointed. Committees were also
appointed to draft resolutions a a basis
for the organization and to prepare a
constitution. A large committee, com'
posed of residents of different part of
the county, will be appointed to solicit
membership.
The Salem fruitgrowers' union, whii h
was Organized last year, held a meet
ing to discuss the method of disposing
of this year' crop of bernea and cher
ries. It was the genera) opinion that
competition must govern the prices, but
after the early fruit has been disposed
of the Salem cannery will be given the
prefererce at the same price that shall
be affered by shipper.
The growers were a unit in voicing
their loyalty to the cannery and assert
ed their intention to give Ihe cannery
their patronge, provided that the pro
prietor would meet the prices of ship
pers. Some of the early fruit will be
shipped fresh, while the prices are
high, out after that the fruit will be
offered to the cannery in preference to
shipping fresh, the price being . the
same or better. An earnest desire for
the success of the cannery was ex
prersed by many, for the reason that
this enterprise furnishes a market for
the fruit and prevents a glut in the
local market. A determination to pro
duce a better quality of fruit waa also
expressed.
POWER FROM SISKIYODS.
Harnessed Streams Will Give Light and
Motion to Southern Oregon Cities.
An agreement for. the sale of the en
tire plant and equipment of the Ash
land electric power and light company
to the Sitkiyou electric power and light
company has been entered into between
representtaivea of the two companies.
The California company, it is under
stood, takes over the entire stock of the
local" company and pays a substantial
premium over the face value for it.
Tbe California company is developing
extensive power on Fall creek and
Klamath river on the couth side of the
Siskiyou mountains which will be
transmitted across the mountains to the
valley, supplying mines and small
towns on the way with light 'and pow
er, including the towns of Klamatbon
and Hornbrook and a number of quartz
mills in that vicinity.
Tbe Churchill Bros., bankers, of Sis
kiyou county, and Alex Kosen borough,
of Oakland, Cal., are the controling in
fluences in the new company, and tbey
claim to have available in the waters
of Fall creek and Klamath river total
horsepower resources of 22,000 which
it is proposed to develop and with it
promote electric railways and manu
facturing enterprises throughout South
ern Oregon and Northern California.
Bids Opened on Land.
The state land board Tuesday opened
bids for the purchase of section 16 and
36, in township 31 south, range 9 west,
and section 16, in township 31 south,
range 10 west, which townships were
recently surveyed. There were seveial
bids, ranging from $3.50 to $4.25, the
land being sold at the latter figure. It
is understood that there are several
homesteaders on the land and that the
purchasers from the state will have a
contest.
Desire Better Train Service.
The matter of train service, which
has been agitated considerably by Cor
vallis, Independence, Amity, McCoy,
McMinnville and Monmoutb, is again
being taken up. Tbe matter will be
brought before the officer at San Fran
cisco. Strike in Bohemia Mine.
The Crystal consolidated mining
company, of Cottage Grove, is in re
ceipt of information from Bohemia that
a four foot vein of base ore ha just
been struck in its lower tunnel.
Outfitting at Eugene.
Colonel A. B. French, of the coast
geodetic and georgaphical survey, is
now in Eugene making preparations
and outfitting for a rip tj the regions
of the Blae river and Bohemia mines, I
where be will make some surveys for
the government. He will have 20 to
25 men in bis party.
River Strikers Woi at La Oraadc
The striking river driver have again
gone to work, having won their terms
from Manager Mnrphy, of the Grande
Ronde lomber company. They are to
have $3.50 per day and board and lose
no time. They will also receive wages
and expense for the six ostys of the
strike spent in town.
FOR A GREAT STATE FAIR.
Larger Appropriations lor Agricultural
Premiums Interest Increasing.
Tbe state fair this fall will mean
mure to Oregon as an advertising medi
um than it ever has before. The large
immigration now coming to this state
give the people of the different section
of Oregon an opportunity to represent
their resources and advantages to a
large number of new-comers at compar
atively little cost. A majority of those
who come to the coast seeking new
homes do not invest until after they
have spent several weeks or even
month looking arcund. Their desire
1 to find the locality that will suit
their individual preference and occu
pation best. Through the annual state
fair it will be possible to present, in as
attractive form, information regarding
the industries of every county in the
Btatn, and by visiting the fair, strang
ers will learn more about tbe different
localities than tbey could in any other
way at the same expense.
The last legislature increased the
state fair appropriation from $8,000 a
year to $10,000, and it is provided that
all thia Bum must be offered and award
ed as premiums for agricultural and
other industrial products. The increase
in the appropriation for premiums is
sufficient to make it certain that if the
season be favorable to crops, this year'
fair will be ahead of anything yet had.
Bateley.Elkhorn to Resume.
The Baisley-Elkhorn mine, which
has been tied up in litigation for more
than two years, will resume operations
May 1. General Manager Hayes, who
is also the principal owner of the prop
erty, was formerly president and rnanr
ger of the Bonanza mine. He sold out
his interest in tbe Bonanza about a
year ago, and he was then in a position
to take advantage of the opportunity
offered to become the principal owner
of the Baisley-Elkhorn. A tunnel
about l4 miles long is to be driven
into the mountain.
Government Surveyors at Albany.
A government surveying party, con
sisting of C. H. Semler, C. . P. Jones,
A. D. Patterson, Frank Neel and Ray
Telford, is in Albany preparing to' make
survey of that part of the valley.
The survey is for a general topograph
ical map, and lines will be run out
from Albany in all directions 224 feet
above the eta level.
Fast Cutting the Timber.
Van Houten & Messenger have re
ceived the machinery for a new saw
mill, to be erected in the timber east of
Union with a capacity of 20,000 feet
per day. A number of other mills are
going in, and within a month it is esti
mated there will be eight sawmills in
operation near that city.
Varney Cannot Be President.
Rev. George R. Varney has sent a
note to the board of trustees of the
McMinnville college, refusing to allow
big name to be used as a successor of
President Boardman. Mr. Varney had
previously been elected pastor of the
New Whatcom Baptist church, which
refused to release him.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Walla Walla, 70(371c: blue
stem, 75"8i! valley, 7676c.
Barley Feed, $21.80 per ton; brew
ing, $23.
Floor Best grade, $3.P54.25; grah
am, $3.453.85.
Millstuffa Bran, $19 per ton;
liddlings, $ 24 1 shorts, $19.60020,
chop, $18.
Oats No. 1 white. $1.15 a 1.20:
gray, $1.12)401.15 per cental.
H Timothv. $13(913.50: clover.
$10011; cheat, $11012 per ton.
Potatoes Beet Barbanks, 60c per
sack: ordinary, 25 40c per cental,
grower' prices; Merced sweets, $30
60 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 11012c;
young, 13014c; bene, 12c; turkey,
live, 16017c; dressed , 20322c; ducks,
lO'-BO Pr dozen; geese, infgo.ou.
Cheese-Full cream, twin, 16KO
17c: Young America. 17 O 17Wc;
factory price, 101 He lee.
Butter Fancy creamery, !2c per
pound; extras, 21c; dairy, 2022Hc;
store, 16018o. .
Eggs 16017c per dozen.
Hop Choice, 18320c per pound.
Wool-Valley, 12 KO 16c; Eastern
Oregon, 8014Kc; mohair, 35036c
Beef Grose, cow, 4c per
pound; steer, 4.0 6c; dressed, 7J'c-
Veal 8O8K0. '
Mutton Gross, 7(37Ke per pound;
dressed, 809c
Lamb Groea, 4r per pound;
dreeaed, 7Xc
Hogs Green, 77tfe per pound:
dreeeed,8S8t.
Pet Worai in l.neraiure.
There are pet words In literature
word which become the fashion for a
time and then take rauk aaln In ob
scurity. Thus in the eighteenth cen
tury we find such words as "vastly,"
-btigelj." "tbe quality." "seureeL" etc.
"Elegant" still liugers couKpliUously lu
America and In Englaud at the presmt
time espeelal favor aeetus to be almwu
to "convincing." "weird'' and "sireiiij
ous." -
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NEED A STIR-L'P.
Postoffke Officials are Lax In Methods
Too Anxious to Please,
Washington, April 29. It is the con
census of opinion among fair men who
have watched the postoffice department
of late years, and who are familiar
with its officials, that there ia much
more smoke than fire in that depart
ment just now, and that the investiga
tion that baa been under way for sev
eral week will make far less sensa
tional disclosures than have been pre
dicted. Not but what the business
metuoda of the department- will be
shown to be lax in many respects, and
that remedies will be recommended, for
tins no one doubts, but it is reasonably
certain that very few officials will lose
their position as a result of the
charge that have been filed and are be
ing run down. Tyn:r ia, of course,
already out. and Assistant Attorney
ueneral of the Department Cbristiancy
it suspended at hi own request send
ing investigations
Tbe postoffice is the biggest and
most extensive of all the. government
departments. Itemplojs more men,
nd is more generally distributed over
tbe country than any other branch of
the governmeont, hence, the chances
for fraud, for wrongdoing, and for evils
arising from lax methods are greater
than in any other department. At Ihe
same'time, with so many employes on
tbe rolls, and so many official with
varying grade of authority and re
sponsibility, it will be an extremely
difficult matter to fasten onto any one
man the responsibility for she rtcomings
that may be found.
Tbe service will benefit from the in-
vestigiation, no doubt, for it moral in
fluence is good, and serves as a warning
to all employes that the postmaster
general is after wrongdoeis, and is
ready to prosecute all he can find.
work gang run down.
Ten Greeks and One American Killed In a
Kansas Smash-Up.
Buffalo, Kan., Apiil 29. A north
bound Missouri Pacific stock train
crashed into the rear end of work
train jutt north of this town at 7
o'clock last evening and 11 men were
killed and 25 injured, 10 of the latter
seriously and four fatally. All were
Greeks except one. The cause of the
wreck is given as misreading of orders.
The worktraln consisted of flatcars
and a caboose, all filled with Iabonrs.
Tbe men on the flatcars escaped by
jumping, but hardly a man in the ca
boose escaped. The work train was
backing into town for tbe night and
running at a good speed. The heavy
freight engine did not leave the track,
but plowed the work tram off the track,
leaving little of it except the car wheels
and kindling wood. Doctors of Buffalo,
assisted by townspeople, did heroic
work among the injured until tbe
wrecking train from Neodesha and a
corps of half a dozen physicians ar
rived. Tbe dead and injured were
taken to Coffeyrille, tbe latter to be
temporarily cared for at the hospital
there. The scene of the wreck for
several hours looked like a battlefield
by the dazzling light of the burning
debfls, with dead men strewn about
on the ground, where they lay after
being taken from the wreck.
Tbe foreigners were nearly all mar
ried and had large families in the old
country.
At the office of General Superintend
ent Gould, in Kansas City, the blame
for the wreck was placed on the con
ductor and engineer of the construction
train. The freight, which was a regn
lar train, was on time and had the
right of way.
OBJECTS TO TWO THINGS.
Conger Protests Against Russian Demands
Affecting Our Interests.
Pekin, April 29. Minister Conger
has sent a note to Prince Ching, the
grand secretary, protesting against two
features of Russia' proposed Manchnr
ian agreement, which are considered
particularly antagonistic to American
interests. The note objects to China
promising not to open more town . to
foreign trade, because negotiations are
proceeding in connection with tbe
American commercial treaty for the
opening of Mukden and. Toko. - Shan,
and it objects to promising that the
foreign employes in China shall be
only Russians.
. The United States withhold expres
sion regarding the other demand, but
1 prepared to - insist on her treaty
right if Infraction incur.
Plagues Smite Luzon.
Manila, April 29. Cholera ia again
threatening the Island of Lnzon. The
bad outbreak in the, Cameroons appar
ently ia spreading northward. Tbe
Cayagan valley 1s infected and it is
feared tbe recrudescence will extend
all over tbe islands. Past epidemic
have gene'ally lasted three year.
There have been 101 cases of bubonic
plague, mostly among the natives and
Chinese, in Manila since January, and
the plague is apparently gaining ground.
Vasqucx Is Downed.
Santo Domingo, April 29. A a re
sult of the fighting between govern
ment force and revolutionists here yes
terday the government has abandoned
San Carlo and Guida, and these
suburbs are now occupied by the reb
els, who became possessed of the am
munition, rifles and cannon left by the
government force. Tbe fighting of
yeft- rday baa entirely changed tbe sit
uation here, and it is hoped that peace
will soon be restored. Tbe hospitals
of th city are filled with the wounded.
The losses sustained by th goverBment
were beavy.
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REPORT BY MILES
TELLS WAR DEPARTMENT WHAT HE
SAW IN PHILIPPINES.
Refers to Misconduct of Officers and Sol
diers In the Islands Report Has Been
Asked for Several Times, but Secre
tary Regarded It as Confidential-Old
Story Retold.
Washington, April 29. The war de
partment has made public that portion
of the report of General Miles which
refers to misconduct of officers and
soldiers in the Philippines. Secretary
Kott has received several iequesta for
this report, some of them Irom per
sons in Boston, who eta tod that it con
tains much matter that never had been
brought out in the investigations.
The secretary has held that such re
ports were confidential in order that tbe
officer making them might be free to
make such comment as be desired,
but a it was learned that General
Mile had no objection to the publi
cation of the report, it ha been made
public with a brief comment by Gen
eral Davis), judge advocate general, who
has charge of all matter pertaining to
tbe subjects referred to in this portion
of the report. The statements made
by General Miles are the result of his
tour of inspection in the Philippine
last autumn and winter.
General Miles report on his Philip
pine observations ia dated February 19,'
1903, and is addressed to the secretary
of war. In brief, it states:
That the people complained of the
administration of the water cure and
that one man was burned to death ;
that they were concentrated in town
and suffered great indignities.
That 600 reople were crowded into
one small building and eonio of them
were suffocated.
He tells again the story of the killing
of the guides in Cebu, of which Major
Glenn baa been acquitted by court mar
tial. He says three men in Fa mar were
subjected to the water euro.
lie states that Major Glenn and a
party known as "Genu's brigade" were
moved from place to place to extort
statements by torture.
He has annulled all military order
which seem to encourage cruelty.
He condemns the sale of rice by the
military authorities to the natives.
In reply to General Miles' report,
Adjutant General Davis says all tbe
cates of alleged cruelty have been sub
jects of investigation and that the rice
sales were a military necessary.
SUCCESSOR TO TVNER.
Charles H. Robb, of Vermont, Qets the
Vacant Office.
Washington, April 29. Charles H.
Robb, assistant attorney for the de
partment of justice, has been appointed
assistant attorney general for the post-
office to fill the place vacated by James
N. Tyner, who was dismissed. Mr.
Robb haB assumed the new position.
Mr. Kotib, who is from Vermont, is
on leave of absence from the depart
ment of justice, to which ha will return
as soon as the investigation of the post
office is closed, and tbe postmaster gen
eral has time to choose a permanent as
sistant attorney general.
Postmaster General Payne has grant
ed Mr. Chrittiaucy an indefinite leave
of absence.
The charges recently formulated by
the Central labor union, of this city,
against the mail equipment bureau
have been filed.
Mr. Payne today forwarded to Attor
ney General Knox additional informa
tion regarding the abstraction of papers
from tbe aBeiBtant attorney general's
office by Mrs. Tyner last weeek. In
big letter of transmission he says:
"I am nnable to conclude that no
other paper were taken than those
sobmitted and returned. Inasmuch as
it clearly appears that certain papers
of the government were taken, and
since, in my opin'on, all of the facts
presented tend to show a willful vio
lation of law, I recommend that the
matter be referred to the United States
attorney for thia district, with instruc
tion to submit the case to tbe grand
jury, as decided in our recent inter
view." Counterfeiters Caught at Poscn.
Berlin, April 29. Seven counterfeit-
era bave been Arrested in body at
Posen. The men counterfeited various
coins, the coupons of government bonds
and foreign coins, including those of
tbe United State. They are said to
have had American connections. Di
rect inquiry at the court at Posen for
information and detail concerning
their American connection brought the
reply that the c urt could not answer
the query for several days, pending ex
amination of the prisonncrs.
Two-Thirds of Town Homeless.
New York, April 29. Two thousand
pert on s are dettitute and camping on
the foothills near Pisagua. in the pro
vince of Ttra poses, as result of the
fire which destroyed the town, lays a
Herald dispatch from Valparaiso,
Chile. Eighteen block of house were
bnrned, including the bank, churches,
schools, prisons, cable and telegraph
office, barracks and commercial
bouse. More than two-third of the
port is in ruins.
Five Burned with Molten MctaL
Lancaster, Pa., April 29. By an ex
plosion of roolton metal five men were
horribly burned, two of them probably
fatally, at eta furnace, Marietta,
early today. Tbe men were engaged
at the copola preparatory to a cast,
when the accident occurred, and were
literally showered with molten metal.
The accident was caase 1 by a wet pro
jectile being'shot into tbe cupola.
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