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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, TIIURSDAY, MAY 14, 1903.
HCOD RIVER GLACIER
Published every Thursday.
8. P. BLYTHE SON, Publlf hert.
Terms of ubtcriitioul.iO a year when paid
The mail arrive from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; depart! the
lime oas at neon.
For (.'henoweth, leaves at 8 a. m. Tuesdays,
Thuradava and Saturdays: arrives at n. m.
' For White Salmon (tt ash.) leaves daily at 8:45
a. m.: arrives si :ia p. m.
From White Salmon leaves for FnMa, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and tilenwood daily at 0 A. H.
ForBinsen (Wash.) leaves at 5:45 p. in.; ar
rives at 2 p. m.
rtOURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, KORESTKR8 OF
1 ; amkkh;a Meetssecond ana Fourth Mon
days In each month in K. of V. hall.
II. J. Frederick, C. R.
8. F. Fouts, Financial Secretary.
OAK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
PEN DO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridays of the month. Visitors cordially wel
. eonied. K U. JJaosius, Counsellor.
1 Mias Kama Clark, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142, meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7:80 o'clock. C. L. CorrLi, President.
1. . IUhna, Secretary.
IAUREL REBEKAII DEGREE LODGE, No.
i 87, 1. 0. 0. F.-Meets first and third Frl
ays In each month.
Miss Edith Moori, N. 0.
L. E. Mors, Secretary.
C1ANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. K.-MeetsatA.
O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. R.
members Invited to meet with us.
W. II. Perky, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant
rtANBY W. R. C, No. 16-Meets second and
i fourth Saturdays of each month In A. O, U.
W. hall at 2 p. m. Mrs. Fannii Bailey, Pres.
Mrs. T. 1. Canning, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 105, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or lie (ore
each full moon. Wm. M. Yates, W. M.
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday night of each month.
G. K. Cabtner, II. P.
A. 8. Blowers, Secretary.
fJOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No.2S, O. E. 8.
11 Meetssecond and fourth Tuesday even
Iiigs of each month. Visitors coidially wei.
eouied. Mrs. May Yates, W. M.
Mrs. Mary 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. iJROsics, M. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 30, K. of P.-Meeta
la A. O. U. W. hall every Tueadav night.
' K. L. Davidson, C. C.
Dr. C. H. Jenkins, K. of It. S 8.
RIVERSIDE LODGE. No. 68, A. O. IT. W.
Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
Chester Shute, Recorder.
1DLEWILDE LOIK1E, No. 107, I. O O. T.
Meeta la Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. Geo. W. Thompson, N. 0.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
TfOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. 0. T. M.,
ft nieSs at A. O. U, W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter gkrking, Commander.
0. E. Williams, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE, LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets Brat and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, C of H.
Miss Annie Smith, Recorder.
BOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W, A.,
meets In Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
rd W ednesdays of each month.
J. R. Rees, V. C.
C. U. Dakin, Clerk.
I J DEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
'i Regular meeting second and fourth Hon
ays of each month. W. O. Anil, C, P.
Y. L. Henderson, Scribe.
JJR. J- W. VOGEL.
Will make regular monthly vlslta to Hood
River. ' Residence 363 Sixteenth Street,
Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office In Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JJR. K. T. CAKN8. ,
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or country,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, 83.
Office over Kverhart't Grocery.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 283.
SURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
A1TORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PCHLIU and REAL,
For 23 vrars a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has bad many years experience in
Heal Estate mailers, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, balisfaction guaranteed or
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Miop on State Street,
lietween First ami Second.
Abstracts Furnished. ' Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' THYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hooti: 10 to 11 A. M. ; t to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Do a general banking busiueas.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
! If twq HEMISPHERES.
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of. the Past Week,
Presented ln Condensed Form, Mos
Likely to. Prove Interesting to Our
Richard Henry Stoddard, the well
known poet, is dead.
F. W. Holla declines to act as umpire
in the Venezuelan dispute.
Armenians are again on the march
and more massacres are expected. -
The United Sttaes may reopen nego
tiations to secure the Nicaragua canal
Forest fires in Pennsylvania are de
stroying thousands of dollars worth of
The recent British victories add
100,000 square miles of territory to
King Edward's possessions.
A committee from the Lick observa
tory in California has selected a site for
an observatory near Santiago de Chile.
Work on the new 120,000,000 term
inal grounds ol the New York Central
will be begun June 12, and 100 ad
jacent New York residences will be va
cated by that time.
The Cuban senate Is considering a
proposition for a government lottery as
a substitute for the taxes -levied on
sugar, tobacco, etc., under the new
"soldiers' pay" law.
Union men in Omaha have secured
a sweeping injunction over the business
men. They are prevented from declar
ing boycotts, meeting to conspire
against strikers or from discriminating
against dealers felling them goods.
The powers have warned Turkey not
to molest Bulgaria.
Employes of the Great Northern rail
way have voted to strike.
China has broken off dbcussion with
America of treaty opening Manchurian
Suit for $1,000,000 back taxes has
been filed against the Southern Pacific
by the state of Kentucky.
Scarlet fever has broken out among
the 12,00 men on the receiving ship
Columbia at the New York navy yard.
Two persons were killed and one ser
iously injured at Hartford, Conn., by an
explosion resulting from, the boiling
over of whale oil.
Tim monitor Arkansas will be unable
to nrncend on her triD down the Missis
sippi until next spring, unless there is
an unexpected rise in the river.
The secretary of sericulture has
raised the stock quarantine, declared
for fcot and mouth disease, which has
been in effect since November 27.
St. Peter's Catholic church, at
Lowell, Mass., 12 years in building,
has been dedicated. It is one of tiie
most magnificent churches in the state.
The largest contract ever undertaken
to prevent the pollution of New York's
city watershed is now under way, and
consists of removing more than 10,000
bodies from three cemeteries.
The situation in the Palkan states
grows more serious.
Admiral Cervera. of Spain, has been
gazetted a life senator.
The Wisconsin assembly has passed
s bill to prohibit bucket shops in that
A rlinlnmatii; runt urn between the
United States and Turkey has been
Dunns to the discovery of bubonic
olasue at Callao, the princiapl markets
of Lima have been closed.
Twenty-seven letters from William
Penn's voluminous correspondence sold
at auction brought $2,882.50.
The vacht America, the first winner
of the America's cup, is to be broken
np because she is no longer seaworthy.
She was built in 1851.
The Western insurance company,
with headquarters at Louisville, Ken
tucky, will eo out of business on ac
count of oppressive taxation.
flfwrffn Walls, a ruiflsinz Pittsburg
boy, is now alleged to have been kid
napped, and a reward of $20,000 for in
formation arjout him is offered.
TrtA rtlflnt nf thee Mill Creek valley
distilling company at Cincinnati was
damaued 175.000 by nre ana an em
ploye probably fatally injured.
Th theft of IS 0.000 in iewelry and
silver from August Belmont has been
placed at the door of one of his terv
ants, George Reynolds. The property
The board of agriculture has pro
hibited the importation into Great
Britain of animals from Argentina and
rTriionap on and after May 12. owini
to the existence of foot and month dis
ease in thoee republics.
The new French airship has proven t
Japan is all ready for war with Rus
sia ji necessity demands it.
John Cxolgosz, brother of the mur
derer of McKinley, was placed under
arrest at Lee Angeles and kept in jail
while President Roosevelt remained in
Estimates of the 1903 wheat crop
place the ouput at 40,000,000 for Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho. There Is
a large increase in the acreage of barley
HALT IN RURAL DELIVERY.
No More New Routes Will Be Established
Until After July 1.
Washington, May 14. Postmaster
General Payne today announced that
there would be no more establishments
of rural free delivery service until July
1, the beginning of the next fiscal year.
This is one result of investigation of
postoffice affairs, and the discovery that
at the present rale of increase of routes
there will be a deficit of $20,000 in the
rural free delivery service by the end
of this fiscal year. Instructions have
been given to Fourth Assistant Post
mastei General Bristow to curtail ex
penditures. It is not intended, how
ever, that the investigation of proposed
routes shall be suspended, and the
field work therefore will continue. Mr.
Payne estimates that the total number
of routes fairly entitled to be estab
lished in the entire country would be
38,000, and at the present rate of in
crease this would be reached two years
Mr. Payne said tonight that he had
asked the civil service commission to
have its representatives make an in
vestigation of the Washington post-
office, in addition to the investigation
already made by postoffice inspectors.
He said this action was taken on ac
count of charges of violations of the
civil service law in that office. The
civil service men, be raid, will make
their report tomorrow.
WILL DRAW PENSIONS.
New York Firm's Practical Plan for Pen
New York", May 14. The Gorham
manufacturing company, the promi
nent silveriniitba of New York and
Frovidence, R. 1. has recently put
into operation a plan for pensioning
their 2,500 employes in factory and
stores which has been most favorably
commented upon by leading sociolo
gists. The plan provides that any employe
whose record is satisfactory to the com
pany may be placed upon a permanent
pension roll, provided he has served
the company for at least 25 years, and
receive thereafter as long as he lives, a
pension equal to 1 per cent of his wage
at the time of retirement for each year
of service. Thus a man who has been
with the Gorham company 40 years
will receive an annual pension payable
in monthly installments of 40 per rent
of the amount he was being paid at the
time he retired.
Ample provision has been made by
the company to create a permanent
pension fund without; taxing the em
ployes for the purpose. This is one of
the most generous, and at the same
time practical, plans yet devised for
profit sharing on an acceptable . basis.
TROLLEY CAR ON FIRE.
Short Circuit Caused the Blaze Panic
New York, May 14. Through a short
circuit under a rapidly running open
car on the Third avenue line last night
a blaze was started which spread rapid
ly and quickly enveloped the car. The
motorman, despite the tries of the GO
or more passengers to stop before they
were burned to death, put on full
power, and those on board began to
jump from the car. The conductor was
one of the first to jump. After running
the car at full speed for three-quarters
of a mile the motorman apparently
realized that his own life was threat
ened by the fierce flames so he shut off
his power, jammed down the brake and
leaped r.ff, among the indignant out
cries of a large crowd which had gath
ered. Nearly every one of the passen
gers was more or less seriously hurt.
Boers Coming to Mexico.
New York, May 14. General Benja
min Viljeon, ex-assistant commandant
general of the Burgher forces in the
Boer war and member for Johannes
burg in the Transvaal volksraad, and
General W. D. Snyman, have complet
ed arrangements with the Mexican gov
ernment by which 83,000 acres of the
beet land of that country has been se
cured for a home for immigrants from
South Africa. General vnyman will
await here the arrival of his family and
General Viljeon will sail for South
Africa to conduct Uie first expedition.
Quarantine Against Mange.
Washington, May 14. The depart
ment of agriculture has reoeived un
official advices indicating that the
states of Colorado, Kansas and Wyonv
ing are contemplating quarantine
measures to protect their livestock from
mange. It is tiid at the department
that the mange, or scabies, which is a
contagious disease, caused by a par
litio mite, ptevaila to a considerable
extent in the range country between
the Missouri and the rockier.
Many Tons of Money Counted.
New York, May 14. Clerks from
the treasury department, Washington,
have completed the counting of many
tons of money in the vaults of the
United State subtreasury in Wall
street. The rash was found to be cor
rect. The amount for which Hamilton
Fish, the new assistant treasurer, be
comes responsible is $286,471,256, of
which $200,774,007 is in gold.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
FRUIT PROSPECTS IN LINN.
Prunes Will Yield Big, but Peaches and
Pears are Blighted.
Ft nit men report that the prune
yield in Linn county this year will
exceed that of any previous season.
The numerous large orchards around
Albany have been covered with bios
Bonn, and now the fruit basset success
fully. The weather has been just the
kind needed, and nothing but a freeze
could now destroy it. The young fruit
is too far advanced to be injured by
frosts, unless they we're very heavy
and continued for some time.
There will be no peaches around here.
Of the fruits which may be consid
ered a crop the yield in pears will prob
ably be the lightest. The pear trees
seem to be blighted. Early in the
season the trees were covered with
blossoms, but just about the time for
the fruit to set the blossoms withered
and died. It does not look like the
work of frost, but is pronounced blight
by orchard ist s.
Nothing but prolonged cold weather
can prevent the largest fruit yield in
the history of Linn county.
HEADED TOWARDS BURNS.
Surveyors for Electric Road Start Out
from Baker City.
A surveying party of 12 people under
Chief Engineer Howe started from
Baker city, recently to survey a route
for an electric railway from that place
to the John Day valley and Prairie
city f Major J. W. Bonta is having the
survey made in the interest of the
Oregon Wonder mine. The promoters
say that the road will eventually pene
trate Harney county as far as Burns.
Automobile Line at Union.
The preliminary work is being done
at Union looking to the establishment
of an automobile omnibus line between
that city and the Hot Lake, a distance
of about four miles. The patronage
ol the Hot Lake is being rapidly in
creased, and as Uinon is a most de
lightful place in summer for those
seeking rest, recreation and health, it
is believed the line would be well pat
ronized, and be of mutual benefit to the
Farm Hands Wanted.
Farm hanJs in . Eastern Oregon are
scarce and farmers are applying to em
ployment agencies at Portland for men.
There will be steady employment
throughout the wheat and fruit belt (or
a great many more men than are there
now, until after the crops arq, gar
Marlon Crops Look Well.
A heavy shower of warm rain fell in
Marion county last Saturday and great
good will result to all growing crops.
Farmers report crops generally in an
Smallpox Under Control.
For some time past the board of
health of the county of Crook and city
of Prineville have been issuing bulle
tins daily giving the facts in regard to
the persons affected with smallpox in
that city. Now all those having it are
practically well of the dueate. It has
been concluded by the board that no
necessity exists for the further issuance
of the bulletins. The board fully be
lieves that the town is now entirely tree
(rem the disease, having had no new
cases since April 27, although there are
now several cases in quarantine who
were exposed prior to that time, and a
few of them may yet be Btricken down.
Dredges for Oregon Rivers.
The war department has awarded to
the Featberstone foundry and machine
company, of Chicago, a contract for
building two dredges for use in Oregon
rivers. They will build one dredge for
the Upper Willamette and Yamhill
rivers for $25,000, and another for the
Upper Columbia and Snake to cost
$22,500. Both dredges ate to be ready
for use within six months.
Preparing for Lot-Rolling.
The Woodmen of the World are pre
paring to have a big log rolling in La
Grande May 18 and 19. One hundred
and twenty-five candidates will be in
itiated into the order at that time.
The program comprises a parade of
fraternal societies, competitive drill
for a trophy, log chopping and sawing
contest. Reduced rates have been se
cured on the railroads.
Brick Yard at Weston Rushed.
The Weston brickyard is working its
full capacity, turning eut 40,000 brick
per day, with more orders than it can
fill this summer and fall. Lumber and
all kinds of building material is short
in this section on account of the un
usual number of new houses being built
at Walla Walla, Pendleton and towns
in this section of Umatilla county.
Union Depot Exhibit.
The hoard of trade of Dallas has
taken steps to collect material for an
exhibit to be forwarded to the Oregon
information bureau at the In ion depot
in Portland. The board has contributed
a Rood sum of money for the purpsoe,
. . .....
and tne county conn nas contriDutea
$50 for the purpose of acting in concert
with tbe toard oi traae.
Offers Fine Library Building.
Tbe ladies of the Grants Pass
woman's club have succeeded in getting
Mr. Carnegie to change the amount of
his proposed donation for a library in
that city from $5,000 to $10,000. The
citizens felt that they wonld rather
erect a crediUble building, even
though the cost of maintaining the
library is greater.
CROP PROSPECTS QOOD.
Eastern Oregon drain Growers and Fruit
Raisers are Jubilant.
So far the fruit and grain prospects
ior in is season's crop are exceedingly
good in tbe eastern part of the state
The backward season has kept the fruit
back, so that the late frosts have not
done sny serious damage. Grain, es
pecially wheat, is looking fine, save for
the need of rain, which would be
greatly appreciated by the dry land
farmers just now.
Fruit growers have late frosts to fear
always, in the immediate vicinity of
Baker City, but in Pine and Eagle val
leys the season is from two to four
weeks ahead of the former neighbor
hood and late frosts, owing to the lower
altitude, are not so much to be feared.
Farmers and fruitgrowers, who are
prepared to irrigate, are-in clover this
season, because there never was such
an abundance of snow in the moun
tains as there is this year.
LANE COUNTY'S ROADS.
Much Labor and Money Has Made Tbem
Finest In the State.
The matter of improvement of roads
has received more attention in Lane
county than in any other county in the
state and the interest which is now
manifest in other counties is to a large
extent attributable to the results that
have attended the effoits in Lane
county for years past. Observing vis
itors have remarked repeatedly about
tbe condition of the Lane county .roads
as compared with roads in other places,
and these remarks have resulted in
others taking up with the work that
has proven so successful.
Clean-Up on Hydraulic Placers.
Some $700 in gold dust and nuggets,
the regular monthly clean-up of the
St. Httleus & Galice hydraulic placer
mines, of the Galice district, was
brought into Grants Pass a few days
ago These placers have enjoyed a fine
run this season, and have yet several
weeks of work ahead of them before
their water gives out. They are build
ing a huge reservoir and enlarging their
ditches, with the intention of deriving
a water supply whereby their giants
can be operated the whole year through.
Contestants are Keen.
The number of cos tests over the set
tlement and proving np of public lands
at the Oregon City land office multi
plies as these government lands become
more scarce. Scarcely a day passes but
the contest department of the local land
office hears one or more contests. Per
sons filing on lands now find that they
must comply in the strictest sense with
the provisions of the law under which
tbe filing is made, or they are sure to
be involved in contest proceedings.
Wood Supply Is Short.
There is a very serious shortage in
the supply of firewood in Salem, and
prices are certain to be high this sum
mer and next winter. There is a possi
bility of what may almost be a wood
famine, for tbe amount of wood that
has been cut is far short of the quan
tity that will be needed for home use.
As a consequence of this condition of
affairs there will be good money in the
wood business for farmers who have
timber they can cut.
Eastern Oregon Normal Graduates.
The graduating class of the Weston
state normal school next month will
consist of 12 young ladies and gentle
men. Extensive preparations are
being made for the commencement ex-
ercues. The Weston college is one ol
tbe largest, meat imposing and com
plete school plants in the state. Pres
ident French will spend his vacation
campaigning for an increased scholar
ship for next term.
Wheat Walla Walla, 7071c; val
Barley Feed, $21.60 per ton; brew
Flout Bet grades, $3. 95 4. 25; gra
Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton; mid
dlings, $24; shorts, $19.50(820; chop,
Oats -No- 1 white, $1.511.20;
gray, $11.2il.l5 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $13(513.50; clover,
$1011; cheat, $1112 per ton.
Potatoes Best Eurbanks, DOC per
sack; ordinary, 25g-t0c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $3
3.50 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, lll2c;
young, 13(2 14c; bens, 12c; turkeys,
live, 16ai7c; dressed, 2022c; ducks,
$7.00(7.50 per dozen; geese, $6(36.50.
Cheese Fnll cream, twins, 16)(3
17c; Young America, 1717Kc; fact
ory prices, ilsc; les.
Butter Fancy creamery, Z2c per
pound; extras, 21c; dairy, 20g22)ic;
store, 163 18c
Eggs 1617c per dozen.
, Hops Choice, 18(2 20c per pound.
Woll Valley 12V15; Eastern Ore
gon, S(314; mohair, 3536c.
Beef Gross, cows, 3i4c per
pound; steers, 4,v35e; dressed, ic
Mutton Gross, 77Xc per pound;
Lambs Gross, 4c per pound jdressed,
Hogs Gross, 78X7e Pr poondj
FIQHT WITH FIRE,
Ottawa, Canada, Sustains Heavy Loss
v Hundreds Lose Tbelr Homes.
Ottawa, May 13. A fire, suspected
to be of incendiary origin, this after
noon and evening destroyed hundreds
of houses and millions oi feet of lumber
in this city. The fire originated within
a stone's throw of where the great Hull
fire of April 26, 1900, was checked
Tbe Hull fire started on the opposite
side of the river and spread to the Ot
tawa side, destroying millions of dol
lars worth of property. It burned
out near where the Ottawa & Parry
bound railway enters the western part
of the city, and it was in the lumber
yards near the railroad that today's
An hour before the principal fire
started two smaller blazes were dis
covered and quickly extinguished in the
lumber yards near the Canadian Pacific
railway. It was 3:30 when the third
was discovered. When tbe brigade ar
rived at the scene it was found that the
water main had been damaged and no
water could be obtained. When the
brigade did get water the fire was
utterly beyond its control. It swept
along over the same ground that the
former fire had gone, the only differ
ence being that it was going in the op
Ihe fire was on the flats below a
large cliff which extends from the Ot
tawa river into the corner of Margaret
and Preston streets. At two or three
points, it came very near gettinsjover
tbe cliff, and had it done so nothing
would have saved the city.
Fifteen million feet of lunaber, be
longing principally to J. R. Booth,
were destroyed, causing a loss of $300,-
000. The buildings burned were
principally dwellings and stores, most
of which were built since the last
great Are, and were mostly of brick.
It is difficult to place the loss on these.
There are nearly 600 families home-
less. Mayor Cook says the city would
oppose aid being asked ' from outside
Canada. Tbe loss on buildings is esti
mated at $300,000, making a total loss
MAY IGNORE FOREIQN BID.
War Department Wants Americans to
- Handle Alaskan Business.
Washington, May 13. The war de
partment is wrestling with the question
whether a contract for transportation
of troops and supplies can be awarded
to a foreign company. Among the bids
for Alatkan transportation for the com
ing year was one from the White Pass
railroad, which operates in Alaska and
the Yukon territory. A hearing was
given today by Assistant Secretary
Sanger to representatives of the North
ern commercial company and the White
Pass railroad, but no decision has been
Judge Advocate General Davis, with
out making final recommendation, has
called attention to the undesirabiity o(
transporting American troops over a
foreign railroad and through foreign
territory when the bid of an American
carrier is but slightly higher than that
of the foreign line, as in this instance,
and the department is inclined to turn
down the foreign bid. The entire set
of Alaskan transportation contracts are
awaiting a decision on the White Pass
I.AYINO OF NEW CABLE BEGUN.
Qermans Make Glad Over Duplicate Line
to United States.
Berlin, May 13. The laying of a
duplicate German-Atlantic cable was
commenced today at Borkum, an island
in the North sea, 25 miles from Em
den. A large number of people attend
ed the ceremony, and cheers were given
for the German emperor and the presi
dent of the United States. In the even
ing there was a banquet, which was at
tended by the principal representatives
of the company and cable interests.
Patriotic speeches were delivered, em
phasizing the pleasant relationship be
tween Germany and the United States,
the speakers pointing out in tbe latter
country millions of Germans who make
their home among a kindred nation.
Congratulatory telegrams were received
from the emperor and many prominent
citizens of Germany and the United
Secures Australian Mail Contract.
Vanccuver B. C, May 13. The
United steamship company, of New
Zealand, has just fsecured the govern
ment subsidy for two years more for the
transportation of the British mails to
and from Australia. Had the Oceanic
steamship company, of San Francisco,
a competitor lor the contracts, been
successful, the Canadian route would
probably have had to be abandoned. A
new modern steamer will be placed on
the run between Vancouver and Sydney
in place of the steamship Miowera.
Try to Bribe Official.
Honolulu, May 13. A committee
representing the keepers of Chinese
gambling nouses has been placed un
der arrest, charged with attempting to
biibe Deputy Attorney General Andrews
to permit fonr games of paka pio to be
run without molestation. Andrews
arranged a meeting with the gamblers
and concealed witnesses heard the offer
of $6,000 a month if Andrews would
permit the conducting of gambling
Trains Meet Hcad-Oa.
Utica, N. Y., May 13. Three per
sons are dead and eight others are ser
iously injured as the result of bead
on collision between two passenger
trains on tbe Mohawk division of the
New York Central A Hudson railroad
at Nelson lake, in the Adirondack!,
between McKeerer and Fulton Chain,
which occurred about 3:15 this after
PERSHING CHASTISES LAST OF THE
Ten Torts, Prisoners and Rifles Captured
American Friendship Is Freely Ex
tended to Ail Who Deserve It-Troops
Behave Splendidly Congratulatory
Order to Pershing's Soldiers.
Washington, May 13. The war de
partment has received the following
dispatch concerning operations in 'the
Island of Mindanao:
"Maniia.May 11. Adjutant General,
Washington: Captain John P. Per
shing has completed a circuit of Lake
Lanao, via the east coast, from Camp
Vicars. There was sharp fighting at
Taraca. Captured 10 forts, many pris
oners, 36 lantacas and GO rifles. All
other dattos friendly. Liberated pris
oners, destroyed hostile forts and lan
tacas. Our loss, two killed and four
wounded. Everv hostile I.mmn diitio
has now been chastised. All Mnnu
know our friendship is valuable and is
r i iii. .
ireeiy exienaea to all wno deserve it.
No property, save hostile forts, has
been molested. Moro lahnr Ariimr fnr
employment on the roads and shelter
buildings; former about finished ; the
latter Droeressini; ranidlv. T rrtnnfl havA
behaved splendidly, not only in con
tending with a fanatical savage foe, but
a dreaded disease, and besides had tn
construct many miles of road through
iropicai jungles. JNo more hostilities
are anticipated beyond occasional
Rear Ouard Attacked.
Manila, May 13. Straeeline Moms
attacked the rear guard of Captain
Pershing's column, near Bacolod,
Island of Mindanao, wounding Lieu
tenant Ruteiiles and one sohiier. Tim
guard killed all the attackers.
Jne latest reports place the number
of Moros killed at the capture of Taraca
Brigadier General Sumner, command
ing the department ol Mindanao, has
issued a congratulatory order to Can..
tain Pershing's troops.
District of Alaska Discussed in Geologi
cal Survey Papers.
Washington, May 13. The United
States geologicaJ survey has in press
for early publication a paper on the "
mineral resources of the Mount Wran
gel district, Alaska, by Walter C. Men
denhall and Frank C. Scbrader. The
paper opens with a brief introduction
in which the history of this now well
known copper district of Southern
Alaska is traced from the time of the
stampede of 1898 to the present. The
discussion of the mineral resources of
the region is' then taken up and the
copper, gold, ccal and other minerals
that are known to exist or have been
reported from time to time, are treated
in turn. The information presented is
the latest that is available, having been
collected in great part in the courte of
geologic investigations made by the
authors during the season of 1902.
The copper resources of the region
are first discussed. The copper deposits
occur in two somewhat widely separ
ated fields, lying along the southern
and northern slopes, respectively, of
the Mount Vt rangel group of moun
tains, a lofty volcanic chain, which di
verges from the St. Eiias range near
the Alaska-Canadian boundary and ex
tends 150 miles westward, ending ab
ruptly in the Copper river valley.
The best known copper field lies
within the southern area, aud is gen
erally spoken of as the Chitina copper
belt. The geologic history of this
belt is briefly reviewed with special
reference to the prccesses that have
affected the greenstones and lime
stones within which the copper deposits
are found. After this review, the var
ious properties are described in detail,
some of those that are best known
being the EHiott Creek gronp, the Bo
nanza claim, just east of Kennicott
Glacier, and the Nicolai properties in
the Nizina country.
Dam Gives Wy.
Carrollton, Wash-, May 13. Accu
mulated waters of the upper Cowemsn
river, 30 miles above Carrollton, tore
out an enormous dam, wrecking a saw
mill, tearng out wagon bridges below
on that Btream, and casting adrift
thousands of logs which were ready to
be rafted to Portland mills. The dam
age is estimated at something between
$20,000 and $30,000, and hundreds of
men in the tributary camps along the
Coweman ami Bear creek are thrown
out of employment until late next fall.
Germany with Russia.
Berlin, 'May 13. The newspapers
here treat Russia's alleged Manchurian
movements as being probably inaccur
ately reported, or, if correct, as being
of no concern to Germany. This is in
line with tbe bints given out widely by
tbe government, both of domestic and
foreign correspondents. The papers
ridicule the to-called "commotion in
tbe United States and Great Britain"
or treat those countries as being "arti
Alleged Anarchist Arrested.
Sao Jose, Cel., May 13. Clay Tay
lor, alias Profewor Plutte, was arrest- -ed
by Detective Pickering this after
noon for supposed designs upon the life
of tbe president. He has served time
terms in prison. It is alleged be wrote
to tbe president advising him vtiot to
come here. He is also accused of re
cent anarchintic utterances.