The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, May 21, 1903, Image 1

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. . mmmimammmalm ' ' - ' t - . - V
I'uulishcd every Thurfdas1.
S. F. Hl.YTHH & SON, PuhlUhera.
lennsof tubhcriptiun (1.50 a year when paid
111 BUVKIiCti.
The mull arrives from Mt. Hocul at 10 o'clock
. in. Wt'.liiCKlHys and Buttirclftya; dcpartathe
innie qui & hi noon.
For Clienoweth, leaves at R a. m. Tuesdays
1 hinhdftyg and uturdays: arrive at 6 p. m.
Fur white Balloon ( ash.) lea vt daily at 6:15
B. m.; arrives at 7:1.) . ni.
from White Salmon leaven for Fnlda, Gilmer,
7 mm Lake and (ileiiwnod daily at 9 A. M.
ForBlniren (vtanli.) leaven atj:4j p. in.i ar.
riven at i? o. m.
I A Mf.HH AMeet second and fourth Mon
days in each umntti in k. ol I', r.all.
II. J. Fkkubhk k, C. R.
8. F. form, Financial Secretary.
VAK fiHOVE rot'Xcif, Ko. 142, OKDKR OF
t I'hMHI.-.Mrets tl.e Kec.oiiil and Kourth
Fridays uf the liionth. Visitors cordiallv wel
comed. V. 11. Hhohiuh, Couimellor.
ill t'LAKK, Kecretary.
I'tilon No. lrj.neetn In Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
1:3ii o'clock. c. j. L'urt'LB, I'resliient.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary.
it 7,I.O.O. P.-Meets lirst and third Fri
day! in each month.
Mian Edith Mookb, N. 0.
L. K. Morkb, Secretary.
riANBY TOST, No. 16, O. A. R.-Mcctsat A.
V O. I'. V. Hall second and (onrih haturdavs
o( each month at 'I o'clock p. m. AU U. A, K.
incmbcis invited to niect with us.
VV. II. I'khky, Commander.
T, J. Cunning, Adjutant.
TANBY V. R. C, No. Ifi-Meets aecond and
j fourth Saturdays of each month in A.O. V.
W. hall at 2 p. in. Mum. r annus, 1'res.
;Mbn. T. J. C anning, Secretary.
I10OD LODGE No. ICS, A. F. and A
J I M. Meets Saiuiduy evening on or before
each full moon. '. M. Yatks, V. U,
C D. Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. '.7, R. A. M--41
eels third Friday night of each month.
(1. K. Castnkb, 11. 1'.
A. 8. Blowers, Secretary.
Meets scuond and foiiYih Tuesday even
lnK ol each month. Visitors co dialiy wel
comed. Mks. May Yatks, VV. M.
(Iks, Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
OI.KTA ASSEMBLY No. lrw, I'nitcd A'tisans,
-Meets first and third Vt edncsilays, work;
Second and ionrtli Wednesdays social; Art!
tans hall. F. C. liKuMis, M. A.
F. B. Bakneh, Secretary.
W ACCOM A LODGE, No. 30, K. of P.-Meeti
In A.O. U. W. hall every Tin i. lay night.
F. L. Daviuhon., C. C.
Dr. C. II. Jenkins, K. of R. & 8.
t Meets first and third Ssturdavs of each
nionth. F. B. Bakne.i, W. M.
K R. Bradi.ey, Flnaneler.
t iiestkk SHL'tk. Recorder.
Meets iu Frateruai hull every Thursday
night. gko. W. Thompson, N. o.
J. L. Henoekbon, Secretary.
TIOOD KIVER TKNT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
J I meets at A. O. C. V. hull on the tint and
third Friduys of each month.
Walter Gkrking, Commander.
O. E. Williams, Secretary.
I HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Mjuits tirst aud
third Satuidays at 8 P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, C. of II.
Miss Annie Smith, Recorder.
HOOD K1VKR CAMP, No. 7,702, M. VV. A.,
meets In odd Fellows' Hall the first anil
third Wednesdays of each month.
J. R. Reks, V. C.
C. U. Dakin, Clork.
VDKN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O.. F. -Tj
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each mouth. VV. 0. Ash, C. 1'.
V. L. Henderson, Scrilie.
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
River. Residence IKS sixteenth Street,
Portland, Oregon.
11. JENKINS, D. M. D.
f eelalist on Crow n and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Ollire, 2M; residence, 9).
Olllce In l.angillo bid. Hood Klver, Oregon.
R. K. T. CAKN3.
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
Up-to-Dnta Dentistry.
Successor to Dr. M. K. 8h,iw.
t ails promVtly answered In town or country,
Dav or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 81;
tdlice over Kverharl's Grocery.
F. WAIT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Tclephonca: Otllee, 281 ; residence, 2S3.
Sl'RGKON O. R. Si N. CO.
Fit 73 years a risident of Oregon and Wash
liictoii. "lias Imii many ears exiieneui tn
Leal Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, r-aiisfuctiou guaranteeJ or
i;o tharge.
Estimates ftirnisliPil for all kinds of
work. Ivepairit f a upocialty. All kinds
tii nitp work. ,vliop on 8Ute Street,
l.etwwn Kirat mid Second.
Altr;uta Furnished. Money leaned.
. II aid Kiver, Onynu.
p C. UROSiL S, M. D.
Thone Central, or 121.
XMT-t Hour: H to U A. M ; 2 to 3
snd ti to 7 Y. M.
gl-Tl-FK A CO.,
I general uankin baines.
Comprehensive Review of the Import
nt Happenings of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Perm, Mes
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers.
" A to nado at Norton, Kan., injured
several persona and unroofed a number
of buildings.
A big rise in the Mississippi ii caus
ing great damnge to farm land about
ut Crosse, VV in." v -'
Six persons on a runaway Chicago
t olley car were injured by its collision
with a freight tra n.
A defaulting eauhier has necessi
tated the closing of the SuUthpo t,
Conn., national bank.
The reservoir at Hatch, Idaho, has
gone out. No lives were lost, but
crops will be seriously damaged.
The American saddlery and ba'nees
company, vith A capital of f 10 000,
has been incorporated in New Jersey.
A Chiri?ti hoottilflck received nnlv
$10 for resto-mg a lost (10,000 bill to
its owner, whose joy caused hiui to
The monito Arkansas which was
grounded in the Mis ieeippl, is again
aflo.,t. as the result of an unexpected
The Chippewa and Ottawa Indians
have decided to press a claim of (750
000 against the United States for vaca
tion of territory in 1795.
Descendeantsof Washington's French
brethren in arms and other prominent
Frenchmen propose prefenting to the
United States a reprodmtion of the
or gins 1 Luut of Washington by Pier e
Jean David.
Preeident Gompers is in favor of a
union of employers.
Another union has joined the ranks
of the striking Denver laborer'.
Russia is deeply hurt at the criti
cisms o the American press regarding
B. F. Jones, of Philadelphia, a steel
magnate and prominent in national
politics, is dead.
The Russian ambassador at Washing
ton says Jewb are responsible for maa-
sacre at Kishnief.
Sybil Pandetson, a well known act
ress, died in Paris.
Denver unions have postponed call
ing a general strike.
Turkey has adopted rigorous measures
to stop advance of Armenians.
Twenty-one persons at Maricn, Ird.,
were injuied by the overturning pf a
street car.
Ex-United States Senator Vest has
decided to make bis permanent home
in St. Lou in.
The American stogie tobacco com
pany has increased its capital stock
from (5,000,000 to (11,976,000.
Canton, Ohio, will install a tablet of
bronze and oxydized copper in the
courthouse corridor where the body of
President McKinley lay in state.
All the private papers'of ex-President
Harrison, including some unfinished
manuscripts, have been turned over to
the Hen. J. L. Griffiths, who is to
write his life.
Horace Pushnell Patton, professor
of geology and mineralogy, has been
appointed to succeed President Palmer,
of the Colorado school of mines, who
retires June 30.
F. E. Severs, an American cotton
growing exporter, who has arrived in
London, atier making a trip on trie
river Gambia, rays cotton growing id
the Gambia colony lias a grand future.
New Ycrk builders have organized to
resist the demands of unions.
A race war is on in Mississippi. The
wnites are killing all negroes they find.
Bulgaria has again 'appealed to the
powers In rgard to the Macedonian
It is claimed a plot was hatched to
ill the president during hii stay in
It is probable that every branch of
organized labor in Denver wili be
called out.
Two npnnla mtrlahed. manr trs in
jured and or e man is missing as the re
sult ol urilrag-i apartment nouse nre.
Property loss, 50,000.
President Roosevelt has expressed
hi disapproval of the big trees in the
Yoeemite valley being covered with
visitors' cards and they have ali been
Four mskel men held np a saloon at
Helper, Utah, and secured (i.000.
The large tine plant at Tarke City.
Utah, baa beea destroyed by fire; low,
The serf ires of the women immigra
tion inspectors at New York hare been
The United States has realized (19,
175 froD tbe 581 diamonds seized from
Lnnia Ensch in 1899.
Hayti h denied the reqnet of the
refugees at Kington to return home.
Moot of them are destitute. .
The Philippine government has sop
presided two seditions plays, one in
Manila and one at BaUn;.
George W. Grnbbs, of Martinsville,
has been eWteJ lommander of the In
diana department of the G. A. R.
She Is Agreeing, One by One, to All the
Czar's Demands.
Londtn, May 21. According to -a
Pektn dispatch to the Times, dated
May 19 the situation at Niu t hwang
and in Manchuria, in 'pite of procla
mations and assurance, is unchanged.
There is a constant flow of Russians
and war materials to both the Chinese
and Corean banks of the Yalu river.
Trustworthy evidence, says the dis
patch, confirms the report that num
bers of Chinese described as former
b igands are officered by Russians.
They number at least 2,000 and carry a
badge inscribed "protectors of the for
est." ,
Reviewing the Mauchurian situation,
and commenting on the apathy of the
powers, the Tinms correspondent aver
that China is agreeing one by one to all
the Russian demands. She has already
undertaken not to alienate any portion
of Manchuria to any other power; not
to alter the present administration in
Mongolia; not to open any ne treat v
ports in Manchuria, and ha) given an
assurance not to employ foreigners in
the administration of Manchuria, and
whether China gives her consent or
not, Russia retains the telegraph lines
between Port Arthur and Mukden.
China has agreed that Russia shall
have full control of the osteins at Niu
Chwang, and there is little doubt that
an agreement exists giving Russia ex
clusive mining ri(;hti in the Mukden
When Manchuria is gone, what se
curity will there be, asks the corres
pondent, for the position of Japan in
Cnrea, militarry or civil? Does any
one know what necret agreement was
signed by the eupercr of Corea during
the year he resided as refugee in the
Russian legation at Seoul?
Fainting Women Trampled Upon and One
Man Badly Hurt.
New York, May 21. In a wild rush
of frightened passengers to escspe from
a burning street car near Cypress Hills,
Long Island, Mit hael Murphy, of Ja
maica, was pushed through a window
and so badly cut by the glass that his
condition is critical.
The car was on it) way to Jamaica
when a' flas-h of flame shot from the
trucks and the motorman brought the
car to a stop. Before the passengers
were aware of the danger, fire worked
through the floor and caught the trim
ming of the grata. The 25 passengers
jumped to their feet and started toward
the rear door. Two women fell in a
faint on the floor, but the crowd was
too intent on saving themselves to pav
any attention to them. It was in the
jam at the door tnat Murphy was
crushed against the window with such
force that the glass broke and he was
shot out onto the ground. As he fell
fragments Of glass cut his hands and
fa- e in a dozen places, and a ragged
edge caught his foot. The weight of
his falling body sent the sharp edges
through his clothing and severed an
artery in his ankle. Two policemen
helped the crowd out of the cars. Mur
phy was cent to a Hospital.
Loss by Unexpected Blizzard on Montana
Ranges Amounts to Millions.
Great Fal'e, Mont., May 21. The
heaviest sheep rnd catt e loss in ' the
history of Montana, the damage of
which will foot up as high as (5,000,-
000, has been caused by the terrible
storm which has been raging for the
past three days. In some sections fully
90 per cent of the sheep on the ranges
have rerished. -
Three herders, at least, have wan
dered away in the blinding storm and
have frozen to death. It is difficult to
get names. An aged herder at Portage
was lost Sunday. Two more in the
She'bf Junction country are missing
and there is no hope that they can be
found alive.
Two thousand five hundred sheep are
drifting on the ranges without herders.
The latter have abandoned their flocks
on every hand and fled for safety tothe
settlements and ranches Nothing
like the fury of this storm has ever
been witnessed in Northern Montana.
Of a consignment of fiOO cattle bound
from Havre, all but five were found
frozen stiff. Losses are reported on
e' ery hand, from Harlem, from Leth
bridge, from Chinook and Havre.
Commissioners Report No Progress.
Washington, May 20. No p: egress,
is repotted from tire United States
treaty commissioners in- China. The
exact nature of the obstacle to the con
sumation of the trade treaty is not
known. The Chinese commissioners
make one statement in the matter; the
Russian government makes another
and coLflicticg statement, anl the
commissioners do not know which to
believe. It is probable that the tate
department may feel it necessary to
canse the Chinet-e government to give
more definite instructions.
Qermin Wine May Be Excluded.
Washington, May 21. Acting Secre
tary of Agriculture Moore has reques ed
the secretary of state to ascertain from
the United States consul at Mayence
the facts regarding the trial of Dr
bchlamp Von Hope, who is charged
with the adulteration of Nietiner wines
It was aliened in this case that the
wines were largely adulterated and im
itated. If tuia wete so, nnder the act
of March 3, 1903. they would be ex
cluded from United States ports.
Earnings of Rubber Company.
New York, May 21. The annual re
port of the United States, rubber com
pany rhows total earnings to be (51,
8K8.757 and the total net income (2,.
774,398, which, after deducting interest
and bad debts, left a surplus lor the
jearot (l,34z,44!3.
Big Withdrawal Made In Warner Valley
Section, Southern Oregon.
The interior department has decided
upon another foreet reserve for Oregon,
this time in Southern, Lake county,
in the Warner mountaii country. By
direction of So.retary ilithtock. the
vacant publi lands in a tract of over
99J.0C0 acres in Lake county, and 44,
tovnshipt adjoining iiiTfortbern Cali
fornia, have been temporarily with
drawn from all ent y, with a view to
their examination to determine the ad
visibility of creating a foret revive
about the town of Lakeview. The
Oregon lands withdrawn are: Town-
ships 84 to 4 1 inclusive, ranges 16, 17,
and 18; townships 37, 38 and 41, range
19; township 36 and 37, range 20;
towmhip 36 to 41 inclusive, range 21
and 22. all onth and east. The town
ship in whi h Lakeview is located, and
the townsbi s immediately north,
south and wet, are not included in'
the withdrawal. '
A forest reserve in tho Warner Moun
tain region i re ommended by the
geological turvcy, not enly for the pre
servation of the timber, but the con
servation of the water- su u ly. . Goo.e
lake lies in the center of the withdraw
al, and a number of ttieama whi.h
tupply it with water have their head
waters within that region. Moreover,
the headwaters of Sprague river, Drews
reek, Warner creek, and a number of
other streams would all be protected by
a forest reterve in this region.
In view of the development of irri
gation enterprises in Lake founty and
in Northern California, the creation of
this forest reserve is con-ii?ered most
eseential. The lands withdrawn are to
br examined this summer, and su b
tracts as are found unsuitable for re
servation will ultimately be restored to
entry. The remainder, beyond a ques
tion of doubt, will be permanently re
served. Surveying Crater Lake Park.
Superintendent W. F. Arant has re
ceived word that Crater Lake national
ark will be surveyed by the govern
ment as Boon as the snow disappears
from the mountains. The boundaries
of the park, containing 249 square
miles, have never been defined, and
until that is done the superintendent
cannot tell exactly where his authority
begins or ends with reference to posBi
b e trespassers or tho.e asking privil
eges. Better Catch of Fish.
Reports from the mouth of the river
are to the effe t that the cat h of fish
is a trifle better, but as the tatch d it
ing the ast week or ten days has Oeen
very small, this does not mean much.
The time is fast approaching, however,
when big runs are to be expected, pro
vided, of co rse, that the weither and
other conditions t rn more favorable.
Died at Oreat Age.
Joseph Bashaw, who, as near as can
be figured tut, was at least 115 years
old, was found dead in bed at the
home of his stepson, near Sidney. He
was probably the oldest rnan in Oregon.
He was a Frenchman by birth and
served in the French wars of 1806-15,
under Napoleon. He drove nn ox team
to Oreg n in 1847, and was then a gray
haired man.
Fruit Outlook Bright.
Prune growers frcm different parts of
Marion and Polk counties report that
their trees are in excellent condition
and promise an enormous crop. The
rains did no damage during the blos
soming period. The trees are now
bearing mnch more fruit that could be
matured, but, of course, much of this
will drop off, as usual.
Fire at Ashland.
Fire which broke out at Ashland
last Monday in the middle of the busi
ness houses on the west side of Fourth
street, between A and fi, near the
Sonthtrn Pacific depot, gained such
be dway and burned so fiercely that al
most the entire block was destroyed,
involving a total loss of nearly (25,000,
upon which there was an insurance of
Cutting Down Debt.
The semi-annual financial statement
of Wasco county, computed by County
Clerk Lake, shows a reduction in I t
indebtedness of the connty of ( 4 1 ,70 .34
within the last six months, leaving the
total indebtedness at this time only
(8,191.14, which is the firs' time for
many years that theindeb ednessof the
county has been materially below
(100,000. .
Ready to Dig. .
Ditch digging implements and sup
plies for the Columbia Southern irriga
tion company, on the Tomello, have
been going in for several days, and act
ive operations are expected to be in
progress there soon, though no news
has yet coine of the approval of the re
clamation contract at Washington.
AH Are Busy at Helix.
The prosperous'little village of Helix,
in the vary heart of th great wheat
belt of Eastern Oregon, enjoys the dis
tinction of not having an idle man, a
vaunt storeroom or dwelling hoosi
within its limits. Everyone is busy,
and all are prosperous.
. Heavy Buyer ol Timber Lead.
Deeds have been filed for record con
veying the title to nearly 3,000 acres of
timber land along the Kiatskanie river
to W. W. Boman, of Forrest, Pa., mak
ing a tract of about 7 00 acres that he
baa recently purchased in that vicinity.
Contract Has Been Let for an Increase of
Fifty Stamps.
A contract has been made by the
Lucky Boy company in the Blue river
district, for the machinery to increase
the mill at the nines to 50 stamps,
and other machjnery for the operation
of the mine. The officers of the com
pany have been negitiating for several
days- with - the 'Union Iron works, of
San Francisco, and have let a large con
trail tor machinery.
There will be an electric power
plant, which will be located on the
McKenzie river, biz miles from the
mine, from which power will be trans
mitted to the mine. The machinery
will be increased to 103 stamps next
season, which will make it one of the
most extensive plants on the coast.
Work on th flumes, buildings, etc.,
for the power plant wili begin at once.
The improvement now projected will
involve an outlay of (95,000.
Stripped of Timber.
W. H. B. Kent and H. D Langell.
of the department of agriculture, are in
Baker City from Washington to exam
ine the lands and report in regard to
the establishment of the Blue mountain
iorest reserve Already they have
made a partial examination of a por
tion of the land, which it is proposed
to embrace in the reserve, and they
find that a reat deal of the marketable
timber has been cut off They will re
main in that vicinity for some time.
Half a Hop Crop.
Much comp'aint is being expressed
by the hop growerB around Harrisburg.
From some cause the vines have not
come up in many hills in the yards
thereabout, whi-e many of the vines
are blighting. It is the opinion of the
growers that the troable is due to
worms in the roots. Slill there are
those who do not incline to this opin
ion. However, all agree that tlure
will not lie over half a crop in that lo
Activity in Blue River.
Following the contract for extensive
improvements on the Lucky Boy mine
in the Blue river district, the news is
now given out that the Sunset mine, in
the same district, will begin systematic
development. A stamp mill will be
put in to test the richness of the ore in
a practical manner, and work will be
prosecuted in the tunnels so as to open
up the ledge in a manner to woik sys
tematically. Joining Two Branches.
Again it is reported that the long
looked for link connecting the two
lines of the Southern Pacific between
Springfield and Eugene wili. soon be
built, and the report seems to come
from a reliabla source. A surveying
party is to be sent by the company at
one a to make final location of the route
for the connection, which it is the in
tention to construct daring the present
Water Supply Fails.
There is a shortage of water at the
Oregon agricultural college. The source
of supply is a large well, which for
merly afforded sufficient water, but the
growth of the college and the largely
increased amount of water required ren
ders the output of the well insufficient
to meet the needs. Every day now the
well is pumped dry, in spite of the
fact that there is careful husbanding of
water in all the departments.
Sugar Beets Need Rain.
About 30 Japanese have arrived in
Pendleton from Portland k to work in
the beet fields of the Oregon sugar
company, and 120 more are expected
to follow soon. The beets are growing
elowly and almost at a standstill for
want of rain. Grain, gardens and
orchards are also suffering.
Wheat Walla Walla, 70371c; val
ley, 74c.
Barley Feed, $20.00 per ton; brew
ing, (21.
Flout Best trades, (3. 9S4. 30; gra
ham, (3.453.s5.
Millstuffs Bran, (23 per ton; mid
dlings, (27; shorts, (23.00; chop,
(18. r
Oats -No. 1 white, (1.10(31.15;
gray, (1.05 per cental.
Hay Timothy, (2021; clover,
10(3 11 ; cheat, (1S16 per ton.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 50c per
tack; ordinary, 25 40c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, (3d
3.50 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, ll(12c;
young. 13(314c;, hens, 12c; turkeys,
live, 1617e; dressed, 20 22c; ducks,
(7.00(37.60 per dosen; geeee, (6(36.60.
Chetse Full cream, twins. 16, a
17c; Young America, 17gl7)ic; fact
ory prices, 11,SjC; less.
Butter Fancy creamery, 20 22c per
pound; extras, 21c; dairy, 20(22)c;
tore, 18(8 18c.
Eggs 16 17c per dosen.
Hops Choice, 18(8 20e per pound.
Woll Valley 12.(815; Eastern Ore
gon, 8(314; mohair, 35336c
Beef Gross, cows, " 3 V4'g 4c per
ponnd; steers, 4-'(g5c; dressed, 7J4c.
Veal 8385c
Mutton Gross, Tg1e per pound;
dreeeed. 8 J So.
Lam be Gross, 4c per pound dressed,
Hog Gross, 7(JK7e per pound;
dressed, ICS.
Efforts of Bridgeport Street Car Company
( to Run Cars Ends Seriously.
I Bridgeport, Conn., May 20. The
attempt made by the officials of the
Connecticut railway and lighting com-
pnuy iu run ineir cars wnn non anion
men today resulted in a riot, in which
32 men were injured. The sheriff fays
. mat another such outbreak aa occurred
today will make the railing out of the
state trtops inevitable. At the present
t time it is supposed that the county
( sheriff will supersede the police in the
control oi tne city.
I This morning six trolley cars were
started out on the Barnum and State
, street lines. .There were large crowds
around the car sheds at the time, and
tne cars were manned by 12 of the 130
men brought to this city by the car
company. There was no disturbance
for a couple of hours.
Officials of the trolley company will
not reveal the names of the men in
jure J. It is positively known, however,
that not a man of the 12 who were on
the six cars escaped injury of some
kind. Every man of them, as they
stood on the platforms of their cars
while going into the barns, was seen to
be bleeding profusely from the head
and face.
In addition to the trolley men in
jured, Roadmaster Davis, of the trolley
company, was teverely injured by a
stone which struck him on the bead.
Sheriffs Hendrie and Plumbe were the
principal magnets for the crowd, and
each w as struck on different parts of the
body at least a dozen times. No at
tempt was made to run the cars tonight.
Caraboas Has Rain, Lands Overflow, Lo
custs and Smallpox Came.
Washington, Msy 20. The bureau
of insular affairs of the war depart
ment has received the annual report of
Governor Gonzaga, of the province of
Cagayan, P. I., for ths year 1902. It
says in part:
"The province of Cagayan, situated
in the extreme northern part of the
island of Luzon, has continued in a
peaceful and tranquil condition since
the establishment there of civil gov
ernment, which was accomplished with
out the least disturbance or occasion of
disorder in September, 1901. The
most complete peace has reigned.
"Prosperity has been prevented by
the mortality of Caraboas and other
diseases of cattle and horses. This was
followed by unexpected rising of the
rivers, which overflowed land planted
with corn. Then came the smallpox
and the scourge of locusts, and the
cholera, which, while it has not
wrought much havoc, has greatly un
settled the minds of the people.
"The dire calamities mentioned, to
gether with the depression in tobacco,
which is the principal product of the
soil, placed the inhabitants of the tobacco-raising
pueblos of the prcvince in
a most deploraDle condition.
"All of the pueblos of the provinct
should be given American teachers,
and there should be established institu
tions of higher learning in the island,
of agriculture, arts and trades in the
provincial capital, for the education of
the Cagayan youth."
Supreme Court' Modifies Decree Obtained
. by American.
Washington, May 20. The United
States supreme court today, in the case
of the R -public of Colombia vs. The
Cauca company, modified a decree of
the circuit court of appeals for the
Fourth circuit. The case involved a
controversy as to a claim on the part of
the company against the Colombian
gov rnment on acount of a contract for
a railroad under an award made to one
Cherry in 1890. The courts of the
United States secured juris fiction
through the fact that the company was
incorpora'ed in West Virginia.
The conr'a bJow recognized the full
claim of the company, including an
item of (145,000 to Cnerry on account
of the transfer of his charter, and of
(29,000 to one of the arbitrators in the
case. The opinion given today dis
allows thete two claims, but recognizes
the claim of the company lor compen
sation for rolling stock, for salaries for
its officers and for traveling expenses,
the total allowance bjing (193,204.
Hungarian Peasants Shot.
Vienna, May 20. Reports received
here from Birseck, Crotia, declare that,
notwithstanding tbelenialsof the Hun
garian government, the stories of fierce
encounters between peasants and the
military in the village of Kirizwach
sich have been confirmed. ' Forty peas
ants are aaid to have been shot. The
authoritiee have completely isolated
the villages, in order to prevent the
news of disorders there from spreading.
Wholesale arrests are being made at
Agbram and other'citiei.
Immigrants Flocking to America.
New York, May 20. Immigration
continues on the increase. For the 17
days of May this yea-, 50,077 al'ene
passed through Ellis island, as against
45,486 last year and 36,371 'in the
same period of 4901. This is an in
crease of 6,221 over the same period
last year, and 23,000 are expected this
week, and the last week in May prom
ises to be nnuetially large. It is pre
dicted that the nv nth will show fully
100,000 aa against 84,000 last yew.
Cuba W ill Sooa Act.
Havana, May 20. It is officially
stated at the palace that the treaties
between the United States anl Cuba
will be sent to the senate within a
fortnight. The senators and rep e
eentativea expect a final adjubtrent of
congress Before the middle of Jane.
Extensive prepa-ations a being mail a
for the pnblic and private celebration
next week of Cuba's first anniversary.
Executive Has Lost All Appearance of
Being Tired Rest In Yoscmlte Park
Did Wonders for Him-Made the Trip
Out On Stage in Ten Hours Was a
Record Breaker.
Berenda, Cal1t May 19. President
RooBevelt broke all road records for
Yosemite park travel jesterday when
nis coacn came Irom Yosemite to Ray
mond, where his train awaited him,
in ten hours of actual travel. The dis
tance is 69 miles.
The president passed his last nieht in
camp at Bridal Veil Falls, a few miles
from the postoffice at Yosemite. H
slept soundly, and when he awoke in
tne morning declared he had never felt
better in his life. His looks bore out
his words. He had lost all apnearanee
of being tired, and his eyes were bright.
ine members ol his party who had
paosed Saturdav aftarnoon and Snndav
at Yosemite, joined the president at
tne lulls. Here be bid good-bye to his
guides, Leidig and Leonard, and mount
ed to his seat on the coach beside the
driver. The morning was cool and
clear, and the dust was not aa bother
some as on the trip into the valley.
JNo incident occurred to mar the
pleasure of the drive, and the coaches
rolled into Wawona shortlv before 11
o'clock. Here luncheon was taken,
and at 12:20 the trip to Raymond was
begun. The driver of the president's
coach was on his mettle, and he put
his horses to their best paces. When
Awahnee was reached the party alight
ed and light refreshments were served.
me run from Awahnee to Raymond
was the dustiest of the trip, and the
president and his traveling companions
were badly in need of a bath when
they reached their train.
An escort of cavalrv from Fort Wood.
which is situated at Wawona, accom
panied the president to Raymond.
When Berenda was reached the presi
dent found a large crowd gathered to
great him. A special train from Fres
no brought members of the chamber of
commerce and their friends, and they
warmly greeted the president as he ap
peared on the rear nlatform of his car.
He made a brief address, thanking the
people lor coming to see him.
Venezuelan Forces are Being Decimated
at a Rapid Rate.
Washington, May 20. Advices of a
thoroughly reliable character received
in Washington, under date of May 10.
show that the Venezuelan revolutionists
are not on'y holding their own, but are
making considerable headway. The
advices say:
The districts of Coro, Barquisimeto
and Tucaras, on the west side, and
Ciudad Bolivar, on the Orinoco, and its
surrounding country, aie still in the
power of revolutionists. Within 60
miles of La Guayra, in the Rio Chico
district, the revolutionists are holding
forth, and, although the government a
few weeks ago sent an expedition there
to drive them out, they succeeded only
in making them retreat, and within a
few days they were again back there.
A battle took place, in which the gov
ernment lost over 1,000 men and a!out
300 wounded were brought back to La
Gnayra after a two days' fight.
On the other hand, the revolutionists
have not succeeded in ousting the gov
ernment or in winning any particular
nght, but they are decimating the gov
ernment troops, and the government
has not more than 3,000 men under
Criticisms of American Press Not Taken
Kindly by Officials.
St. Petersburg, May 20. The Rus
sian officials express themselves as be
ing deeply hurt at the criticisms of the
American press on the subject of Man
churia, and say that, "considering the
friendship extended 40 years ago, when
America needet friends, America might
at least inquire whether the Anglo
Japanese news was not colore 1 in
Anglo-Japanese interests."
The Manchurian inci ent threatned
at one time to cause serious trouble on
tbi Bourse. When th 1 excitement was
at its height Finance Minister Witte
visitel Foreign Minister Lamadorff and
informed him that "under the influ
ence of American representations, Jap
anese trncnlency and American news-,
pap-r attacks," in addition to th Bal
kan troubles, the Bourse was danger
ously weak. The finance minister also
declared that a continuance of the for
ekn attacks would threaten Russia's
There is a widespread belief there
that M. Plsnchon, the Russian charge
at Pekic, represents the Grand Duke
Alexieff and the war party.
Trainmen Killed In Wreck.
Grand Junction, Colo., Msy 20.
West bound passenger train No. 5, on
the D. A R. G. railroad, ran into a rot k
slide near Palisades last night, killing
Engineer George Stuart, of this place
and Fireman W. A. Woods. The mail
car plnngel into Grand rive-,' where
it lies submerged, and the two baggage
ca-s were telescoped. The coaches and
Pullman .cars retrained on the track,
and the passengers eecsped with a se
vere shaking np.
Silver for Philippine Coinage. (
V hington, Msy 20. Director
Robers. of the mint bureau, today pur-
had 405,000 ounces of silvrrn ac
count of the Phil'ppine coinage, at an
average of 66.08 rvn's an ounce, nearly
all to be delivered in San Franeisco.