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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET 'LEFT."
HOOD ItlVEE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1903.
HHOD RIVER GLACIER
Published every Thursday.
8. P. BLYTHB 4k SON. Publishers.
1 rmi of iu WcrlrHlon 1.5u a year wha Mid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs the
lime days at noon.
For Chenoweth, leares at S a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays: arrives at t p. m.
For White Baiiion (Weill.) leave dally at 1:41
a. m.s arrives ac 7:15 . m.
rom While Salmon leave! for FiiMe, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and (llenwood daily at A. M.
ForBinaen (Wasli.) leavei at 5:15 p. to. ; ar
rive, at 2 p. ra.
JIOURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, FORESTERS OF
AMKKIt'A Meetssecond and Fourth Mon
ey In each month in K. of P. hall.
H. J. FaeoitaicK, C. R.
8. F. Fotrre, Financial Secretary.
fAK OROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
J 1'KN 1)0. Meets the Second and FcartB
Friday of the mouth. Visitor cordially wel
comed. F. U. Hrohiub, Counsellor. .
aiiits Kiiua Clark, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142, meet in Odd fellow' hall
aecond and fourth Saturday in each month,
7 :80 o'clock. o. L. Corn, President.
J. E. Hanna, Secretary.
T AUREI. REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
J i 87, 1. 0. O. F.-Meeta Hrat and third Fri
day iu each month.
Miss Edith Moobi, M. 0.
L. E. Mors, Secretary.
riANBY POST, No. 1, G. A. R.-Meet at A,
V u. u. w. nan iecon'1 and fourth Saturday
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All 0. A. H.
Birniuer invited to meet with ua.
. W. H. 1'kkmv, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
AN BY W. R. C, No. 16-Meet econd and
rourtn Saturdays oteach month in A.O, U.
hall at 2 p. m. Mkb. Fannis Bailky, Free.
Mkk. T. J. Canning, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 104, A. F. and A
M. Ueela Saturday evenlns on or before
eacn iuii moon. h.m. xath, W. M.
C. D. ThumpixjN, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meet third Friday night of each month.
O. K. Ciiimi, H. P.
A. 8. Blowers, Secretary.
TOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. B. 8.
II Meet aecond and fourth Tueaday even
iiia of each month. Visitors cordially weu
eomed. Man. Mat Yatis, VV. It,
' Ua. Mat B. Davidson, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103. United Artisan.
Meet first and third Wednesday, work;
ieeond arid fourth Wednesday (octal; Artl
eans hall. t. c. Bbouui, if. A.
F. B. Barnih, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P -Meet
in K. of P. ball every Tuesday night. .
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
Dr. C. H. Jinkins, K. of R. & 8.
K1VER81DE LODGE, No. 68, A. O. U. W.-.
, Meet first and third Saturday of each
month F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bbadi.it, Financier.
Chistkb Shuti, Recorder.
IDLE WILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meeta iu Fraternal hall every Tburtday
Bight. Geo. W. Thompson, N. O.
J. L. IIiNDiRSON, Secretary.
BOOD RIVER TENT, No. II, K. 0. T. M.,
meet at A. O. U, W. hall on the first and
id Fridays of each month.
Waltkb GKXKtNti. Commander.
0. E. Williams, Secretary.
T)IVKRSIDE LODGE NO. 40, D8GRE8 OF
1 HONOR, A. O. U. W. Meet first and
third Saturday, at 8 P. M.
K at M. Fridibick, C. of B.
Miss Annii Smith, Recorder.
STOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
L meets in Odd Fellows' Hall the flrat and
ird Wednesday of each month.
J. R. Rin, V. C.
C. U. Dabin, Clerk.
EDEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
tr of each month. W. 0. Ash, C. P.
Y. L. liKNDKRsoN, Scribe.
R. J. W. YOG EL.
Will make regular monthly visit to Hood
River. Residence 863 Sixteenth Street,
Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephone: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office) In Langill bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JJR. X. T. CARN9,
Gold erowna and bridge work and all kind of
BOOD RIVER OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. 1L F. Shaw.
Calls promptly anawered In town or ooaatry,
Day or Niht.
Telephone: Residence, 81; Office, U,
Office over Everhart'a Grocery. -
T F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephone : Office, 281 ; residence, 2(1
BURGEON 0, R. N, CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, JfO
TARY PUBLIC and RIAL
For 23 year a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Ha had many years experience In
Real Estate matters, aa abstractor, searcher el
titlee and agent. Sauafaclion guaranteed or
pREDERICK 4 ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Eatimatee furnished (or all klndg of
work. Repairing a specialty-, all kinds
of shop work. hop on Stata 8tret,
between First and Second.
Abstract! Furnia'ied. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BR0S1US, M. D.
" FHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Thone Central, or 1SL
Office Hoars: 10 to U A. 1L; I U
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Do a general banking bnsinesa.
HOOD RIVER, 0BEG05.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
fomprchenalve Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Paat Week,
Presented la Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Cuba ii arranging for a consulate at
Monterey, Mexico. -
Franchises in South Africa are to be
restricted tc white British subjects.
A St. Louis street car accident result
ed in IS people being shaken up and
Piece by piece the 500,000 mansion
of John M. Long-year is being moved
from Marquette, Mich., to Brookline
Desperate resistance against arrest
by two alleged murderers on a Chicago
street car threw the passengers into a
The May statement of the London
board of trade shows a decrease of 7,
i 93,000 in imports and an increase of
7,475,500 in exports.
Tugging between the shafts of the
wagon from which his horte had been
taken because he was beating it, Alfon
so de Lucia, an Italian peddler, fell
dead in a street in Brooklyn.
George D. Widcner, a wealthy Phila
delphia mtn, left a large number of
valuable diamonds in a London hotel
in the haste of packing, and did ' not
discover hit loss until New York cus
tom officials examined his baggage.
All Mormons have .been ordered to
Socialists threaten to make trouble if
the czar visits Rome.
The flood at St Louis has placed 200
people in grave peril.
President Roosevelt has ordered a
thorough investigation of the postal
Torrential rain at Spartanburg, S. C,
cauesd 30 deaths and property losses of
Secretary Root is being boomed for
the Republican nomination for governor
of New York.
The forejt fires in the Adirondack
mountains have been subdued. The
losses are estimated at 4,000,000.
Two men were killed and two fatally
Injured on a hand car that was run
down by a train near Genoa, Neb.
A report from the census director of
the Philippines places the Christian
population of the islands at 7,000,000.
The Union Pacific boiler men at
Cheyenne, Wyo., have had their re
quests granted and will return to work.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
will pay a visit to Ireland June 21.
Fire destroyed the business portion
of New Lisbon, Wis.; loss, (100,000.
Fire in the plant of a Philadelphia
dress snit case company caused a lossof
The wheat importers of Lisbon have
formed a trust which takes in all the
mills of Portugal.
Glasgow. Scotland, capitalists have
formed a company to make shipments
of bananas from Jamaica to New
Strife between the Baptists and the
Methodists at Rochester, Minn., has
resulted in the blowing op of the form
On the charges of insolvency and
mlsmanaegment, a receiver is asked for
the Campeche lumber and development
company, a $1,000,000 corporation
dealing in Mexican timber lands.
Robbers rifled the safe of a bank at
Vista, Minn., of $45,00.
Roumaniaa is considering steps to
ceep Americans ont of its oil fields.
The Lander-Rawlins, Wyo., stage
was held np and the mail sacks rifled.
The Acre rebellion is at an end and
the chiefs have promised obedience to
Fire has destroyed the $50,000 plant
of the Midland manufacturing company
at Tarkio, Mo.
The Mississippi capitol building,
erected at a cost of $1,000,000, has
been formally dedicated.
A treaty will be signed by the United
States and Brazil for the admission of
American flour into Brazil.
The great state pawrbroklng estab
lishment at Rome has been gntted by
die, and damage of $2,400,000 done.
Two large whales which pursued
schools of mackerel find themselves im
prisoned in the Bras d'or lake, Cape
Ottamwa, la., suffered a loss of
$400,000 by fire. A large planing mill,
a printing establishment and ten resi
dences were burned.
The laundry workers' strike at Chi
cago is Still far from settled.
The onofficial announcement is made
that the Goulds bate secured control of
the Baltimore A Ohio railroad.
The worst of the flood is over at St.
Louis, but thousands of people are still
in a critical condition.
Two highwaymen at Wilkesbsrre,
Pa., after holding np three men, opened
fire on them fatally wounding one man.
A passenger train on the Louisville
A Nashville road was wrecked at Coles
barf, Ky. Eleven persons were in
ADJ1ITS COMBINE EXISTS.
Coal Operators Admit That the Price of
Fuel Is to Be Raised.
New York, June 11. The Interstate
Commerce Commission returned to
New York today to continue the Inves
tigation into the complaint of W. R.
Hearst that the coal-carrying railroads
have violated and are violating the
anti-pooling section of the Sherman
anti-trust law. The commission post
poned the hearing until the United i
States Circuit Court bad passed on
the right of the coal road presidents to
refuse to answer questions as to con'
tracts between the coal companies and
Robert M. Ollphant. ex-president of
the Delaware & Hudson, one of the re
spondent railroads, wa the first wit
ness. He corroborated the statements
of theother coal men, who have test!
ned that the price of coal to the public
Is to be raised 10 cents a ton a month
until a maximum increase of 60 cents
ton is reached. He was not prepar
ed to say that the Increased cost of
production would not exceed 30 cents.
"We could get a higher price If we
asked for It," he added. It was out of
deference to the needs of the public,
the witness said, that the price of coal
was kept at 5 Just after the strike,
when the Independent operators were
getting $8 to $10.
Adelbert Moot, of counsel for the
Erie system, protested that the com
mission has no jurisdiction In any mat
ter that concerns the price of coal.
The commission decided It could con
sider the prices realized for the pro
duct to arrive at the reasonableness
or the unreasonableness of the freight
Judge Campbell, the legal represen
tative of the Reading system, declared
his clients ready to concede that the
price of coal is about $5 per ton, and
that the price will Increase until $5.50
Mr. Moot, attorney for Mr, Ollphant,
argued that, as they handled no coal
but from Its own mines, neither the
commission nor Congress had any au
thority to Investigate its prices. The
commission overruled the objection
Mr. Shern read from the record the
contract between J. J. Jermyn and the
Susquehanna Coal Company, made on
November 1, 1900. By that contract
the Jermyns agreed to sell the entire
products of their mines to the Susque
hanna & Western Coal Company at
certain prices, ranging from 50 per
cent of the tide water price realized
for pea coal to 65 per cent realized for
stove and chestnut coal. The com mis
son adjourned until tomorrow. .
WAR ON ARABS.
France Will Punish Rebels for Attacking
Benl-Ounif, Algeria, June 11. The
French artillery opened a preliminary
re at 6:30 o'clock this morning on
Figulg, the stronghold of the rebellious
Zenagama tribesmen, who recently at
tacked and tried to ambush Governor-
General Jonnart and his escort, of
whom 13 were seriously Injured. The
actual bombardment began at 7:30
o'clock and lasted until 11 A. M.. when
great destruction of houses had
been wrought. The mosque wad des
troyed and It is believed a great num
ber of natives were killed.
At 9:30 A. M. the French troops oc
cupied Juleve Hill and another emin
ence, both strategic positions, by a sur
prise movement. From these hills ex
cellent work was done, the melinite
shells making a big breach In the ram-
parti and destroying a multitude of
houses. Finally the Are was concen
tarted on the mosque, which was much
venerated and the edifice was blown
to pieces. At 11 o'clock the French
guns were withdrawn to Ennan-Ed-Dar,
where General O'Connor was
awaiting offers of submission when
this dispatch left. Throughout the en
gagement there was no loss of life on '
the French side. The French artillery
fired 600 shells at the town. At 3:30
this afternoon an envoy from the
Ameer of Figulg arrived at this place.
It is possible If the Figulg tribesmen
do not come to terms, other villages In
the oasis will be bombarded. The ex
pedition will rest tomorrow.
The bulk of the population of Flsru-:
Ig Is expected to be friendly to the
French, as neighboring tribes are as
sisting in the operations of the puni
France has formally notified the pow
ers that she has no intention of taking
Moroccan territory, and will only pun
ish the Arab tribes who attacked Gen
Mob Takes Life of Negro.
Macon, Ga., June 11 W. Cope Wins-
low, Jr., whose father was one of the
leading members of the Georgia bar.
was Instantly killed by a negro named
Banjo" Peavey, on the formers farm
near Fort Valley, this afternoon. The
egro owed Mr.' Winslow a small
amount of money and was asked to
work out the debt He refused and
shot Mr. Winslow through the head.
Peavey was soon captured and turned
over to the sheriff. At 8:30 o'clock to
night, the officers and guard were over
powered and the negro was hanged.
His body was riddled with bullets.
Castro's Decree to Be Disregarded.
Washington, June 11. Having beu
notified by the United States Consuls
at the Venezuelan ports recently clos
ed by President Castro of that country,
the State Department ha given In
strucions that this decree 1 h to be dis
regarded where It Interferes with
American commerce, except in places
where the government is actually In
possession of the port sought to be
closed. These Instructions are in line
1th the department's course In all
Explosion On New Monitor.
Newport News. Va., June 11. While
the new monitor Nevada was at target
practice off the Capes this afternoon.
n explosion of one of the big rani
tore np the turret. Inflicting consider
able damage. The monitor returned
Old Point Comfort and the Navy
Department was notified. Orders are
expected directing the monitor to sail
at once to one of the mavy yards for
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
SURVEY OP P0RTAQE ROAD.
Engineer Hammond Will Oo Ahead With
The State Board of Portage Railway
Commissioners belt a conference with
A. E. Hammond, the engineer recently
selected to make a preliminary survey
of the route of the portage road be
tween The Dalles and Celllo. Mr.
Hammond was directed to proceed at
once with the survey, and be will do
so as soon as ae can organize a sur
His work , will1 ne to examine the
ground and , run preliminary lines
where the road will probably be con,.
structed. He will make plats and
charts showing all the topographical
conditions. He expects to be ready to
report to the board in about 30 days,
and until that time no further action
can be taken by the board.
Rich Find In Southern Oregon.
J. A. Whitman and J. D. Hard are
now In control of what promises to be
the biggest placer mining proposition
In Southern Oregon. The property is
located on Steve's Fork of Steamboat
Lake, and comprises some 880 acres
of mining ground, nearly all of which
prospects rich from grass roots to
bedrock." Some of the prospects ob
tained are so big that It is hard to be
lieve they were taken from Just a few
tans of dirt. The property was pur
chased from Messrs. Shearer, Lewis,
Armstrong & Scott, and the new own
era have already been offered an ad
vance of two and a half times the pur
chase price. The water supply is
Lane Oats Will Be Short.
The effect of the recent hot wave is
unquestionably very dlsasterous to all
arrowing crops in Lane county, with
the possible exception of hops. Farm
ere have been complaining for two
weeks past about insufficient rain for
the grain crops, and this hot spell,
coming at this time, will have the ef
fect of cutting short the crop very ma
terially. There has been Insufficient
moisture for nutrition of growing
grains, and now the heat comes and
forces maturation without any possi
bility of growth. Wheat will undoubt
edly be cut short 25 per cent, and oats
50 per cent already, and the damage
will be even greater unless this spell
of heat Is followed by a soaking rain.
Will Cheapen Transportation.
The preliminary survey of the elec
tric road from Baker City to the John
Day country is about finished. Tho
route as laid out, commences at Bow-
en's ranch, not far from Batter City, and
xtends along Burnt River to the di
vide, and thence into the John Day
Valley. Prairie City, no doubt, will be
the destination for the present. It Is
considered by many that a far cheaper
route could have been selected, had
the survey been by way of Auburn
through the Sumpter Valley over to
Burnt River. Several miles of road
building could be saved as well as the
oad being laid out on an easier grade.
Rainier and St, Helens Want Seat.
Rainier and St. Helens have each
filed their petitions as candidates for
the relocated county seat. There are
76 names on the Rainier petition and
115 names on the one field by St. Hel
ens. CMskanie was the first town to
file a petition, having 125 names on
the document It is now a settled fact
that these three towns will be the only
candidates for the county .seat loca
tion to be voted on the first Monday in
Good for Marlon Crops.
That crops have not suffered by rea
son of the recent hot weather is declar
ed by farmers, fruitgrowers and hop
growers in Marion county. Hops and
fruit, except strawberries, will be Im
proved by the heat of the last few
days. While the ground Is dry in the
hill country, and rain would be bene
ficial, the hot weather will do no dam
age unless it should continue several
Shipping Cattle From Pendleton.
Fourteen carloads of cattle will be
hipped from Pendleton this month.
Fred Phillips will ship nine carloads
to Carstons Bros., of Seattle. He will
also ship five carloads to Kenewlck.
The stock brought $4.35 for good beef;
ome of the best brought a little better.
but not much. A month ago the price
was $4.75 and scarce at that. Now
here is plenty of cattle to be had at
To Resume Operation.
Operations at the Gold Bug Grizzly
group of claims in the Ibex district.
Eastern Oregon, will be resumed in
bout ten days. The machinery Is be
Ing overhauled and the pumps and
hoists put In shape for work. The
rhaft has filled up with water which
111 be pumped out Immediately, and
sinking of the shaft will commence as
soon as It is free from water.
Survey Excites Curiosity.
A Southern Pacific survey party is
operating between Mllwaukie and
Gladstone Park. Diligent Inquiry falls
to disclose the purpose of the survey.
It was leraned from a member of the
party that a route Is being established
from Mllwaukie, via Gladstone Park
and the Chatauqua grounds to Oregon
Work on the Balsley-EIkbora.
Machinery and supplies are arriving
almost dally for the Balsley Elkhorn
mine in the Baker district A large
force of men has been engaged to
work on this property this season, and
from now on the plan Is to rush the
work of development as fast as possi
Work On Sumpter Water Plant.
Work on the Sumptef water works
will soon be commenced. The plant
111 be 600 horse power, and half of
this will be used In the electric plant
to light the city.
PAY FOR VETERANS.
War Claimants Can Now Get
Secretary of State Dunbar has re
ceived 98 vochers for claims of Indian
War veterans and will begin issuing
warrants in payment of the same this
week. It Is believed that 800 claims
will be filed with the Adjutant-General,
and that 750 of these will be allowed,
In amounts averaging about $150 each
If this expectation shall be fulfilled
the total claims allowed will amount to
$112,500. The total appropriation It
$100,009, so that a deficiency of $12,500
Under advice of the Attorney-Gen
eral Secretary of State Dunbar will
issue warrants for claims in the order
In which the vochers come to his office
and no In the order the claims are filed
with the Adjutant-General. All claims
will be paid In full as long as the
money lasts, and when the appropria
tion Is exhausted the Secretary of
State will issue certificates of allow
ance, which are recognized as legal
evidence of a valid claim against the
state. These certificates will not draw
Interest and must await an approprla
tlon by some subsequent Legislature
before they can be paid.
Western Oregon division Oregon
State Teachers Association. Portland
Street carnival, Ashland, June 15-20.
Pioneers reunion, Brownsville, June
School election in all Oregon dis
tricts, June 16.
Convention of the Sunday schools of
Lane county, June 10-11.
Street carnival, Roseburg, June 22.
Christian camp meeting, Turner.
Street carnival, Salem. June 29 to
Mazamas leave Eugene to climb the
Three Sisters, June 9, returning in
Worms Eat Yamhill Wheat.
The farmers In the vicinity of La
Fayette are becoming somewhat alarm
ed about their Fall-sown wheat. The
indication that there was something
wrong was that the grain was turning
red, and, upon closer examination a
dmall, red worm was found In or near
the first Joint of the stalk. Some will
cut their grain for hay, while others
claim the crop will not pay for the
harvesting, being so badly damaged.
These fears may prove to be greatly
Getting Ready to Operate.
The Sumpter Lumber Company has
succeeded in floating all the eawloes
on Cracker Creek to the mill site just
south of town. The total amount put
In was over 1,000,000 feet The frame
for the new mill will soon be up, and
as soon as the logs at the old plant
are consumed the big mill will be ready
to be operated.
Receipts of Columbia County.
The reports in the County Clerk's of
fice show that the receipts for May
were larger than at any time in the
history of Columbia county. The total
amount received was $562.08, appor
tioned as follows: Recording deeds
and other Instruments, $272.75: court
fees, $228; redemptions, $61.33.
High School Contract Let.
The Eugene school board has let the
contract to Welsh & Mauer, of Salem,
for the construction of the new High
School building. The contract price
Oregon Cattle to Nor'h Dakota.
M. K. Parsons, of Salt Lake, Is ship
ping 6000 bead of Eastern Oregon cat
tle from Ontario stockyards this week
to North Dakota. This means about
$125,000 distributed among cattlemen.
Land Patents at Oregon City.
During May there were 64 timber
land filings and 62 homstead filings in
the land office at Oregon City.
Wheat Walla Walla, 7073c; val-
Barley Feed, $20.00 per ton; brew
Flour Best grades, $3.95 4.30,
Millstuffs Bran, $23 per ton; mid
dlings, $27; shorts, $23; chop, $18.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.10 1.15;
gray, $1 05 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $20(g21; clover,
nominal; cheat, $15(gl6 per ton.
Potatoes Best Bnrpanks, 60C0r
per sack; ordinary, 85(3 46c per eental,
growers' prices Merced sweets, $3
3.50 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, ll12c;
young, 1S14ci hens, 12c; turkeys,
live, 16(2 17c; dressed, 2022c; ducks,
17.00(37.50 per dozen; geese, $6,000
Cheese Full cream, twins, 15 M
16c; Yonng America, 15315i'c; fact
ory prkes, lfllc less.
Butter Fancy creamery, 20(?22H'c
per pound; extras, 21c; dairy, 20 J
22, -tc; store, 16e18.
Eggs 16X817Jc per dozen.
Hops Choke, 18 20c per pound.
Wool Valley,lJ17e;Eastern Or
egon, 8314r; mobair, 35337,S'c-
Beef Gross, cows, S4c, per
pound; steer, 6a5c; dressed, BJtfc.
Veal 7) (2 8c
Mutton Gross, $3-50 per pound;
Lambs Gross. 4c psr pound;
Hogs Giws, egAe per pound;
dressed, 7(8 Sc.
RAMMED AT SEA.
One Hundred Dead From CollUlen on the
Coast of France.
Marseilles, June 10. More than 100
persons perished today near Marseil
les as the result of a collision between
the Insulalre and the Llban passenger
steamers, belonging to the Fralssenet
oieamsnip company. in L,ioan left
Marseilles this morning on its regular
passenger trip to Bastia, Corsica, and
was run down and sunk by the Insu
lalre off the Maire Islands.
' The collision was witnessed from the
pilot-boat Blechamp, which was about
two miles distant. The Blechamp Im
mediately repaired to the spot to ren
der assistance. '
. The force of. the collisionn had cut a
great bole in the Llban's side, and it
already was making watet rapidly
The captain saw that the only chance
was to run the steamer aground, and
the Llban was headed full speed for
the shore; but within 17 minutes afta;
the collision and while still in deer
water, the fore part of the steamei
plunged beneath the waves, and a few
minutes later had disappeared.
In the meantime the Blechamp, the
steamer Balkan, also belonging to the
Fralssenet Company, and other vessel
had drawn near the sinking ship and
were making desperate efforts to res
cue those on board. The Blechami-
picked up 40 persons, many of whon
were at the point of exhaustion. The
Balkan rescued 37 passengers and ur
to the present it Is known that in ad
dltion to the passengers, 17 of the
crew were also saved.
Officers of the steamer Balkan des
crlbe the scene just before the Llbar
disappeared as a terrible one. As the
vessel was sinking it was inclined tc
uch an angel that the masts strucl
the water, causing an eddy, making the
work of rescue most difficult. A masr
of human beings was clinging to the
foundering vessel and uttering despair
Ing cries as it went down.
At the same time the boilers ex
ploded, Intensifying the horrors. Foi
& few .moments the victims were seen
struggling In the sea, when the waves
closed over them and all was ' silent.
Of about 200 passengers who were
aboard the Llban, it was feared that
half were drowned.
CHILE ROW ALARMS.
United States His Ordered Warsnlps to
Washington, June 10. Upon the re
celpt of reports from American agents
tn Chile to the effect that the sltua
lion at Valparaiso is unsatisfactory
owing to the recent Solclallst disturb
ances there, the State Department thlr
afternoon requested the Navy Depart
ment to dispatch a ship to that point
in order that American Interests may
be fully protected in the event of an
The Navy Department at first
thought of sending the entire Pacini
squadron from San Francisco, but ac
Rear-Admiral Glass has just brought
his ships to California waters for re
pairs, it was decided to orde Rear
Admiral Sumner, commanding the
North Atlantic station, to proceed at
once with his squadron now at Monte
video through the Straits to Valparai
so. Cable orders to this effect were
sent Admiral Sumner this afternoon
Orders were also telegraphed to Ad
mlral Glass to be ready for sea, anr1
in the event that Admiral Sumner's
fleet is unable to get under way at
once, the Pacific squadron may be or
dered to Chilean waters In Its stead.
Rear-Admiral Sumner's fleet consists
of the protected cruiser Newark, flag
ship; protected cruiser Detroit and the
gunboats Gloucester and Montgomery
Fishermen Declare Strike.
New Westminster, B. C, June 10.
The Fishermen's Union for British Co
lumbia has decided to proclaim a strike
commencing July 1. Thi sliding scale
offered by- the canners Is unsatisfac
tory. Take the average number of
fish caught last season per boat. 1142
at 16Vsc cents per fish, is $188.33, or
$62.77 per man for the season's work.
The Indians wanted 18 cents, and will
not fish for less. They have signed an
agreement not to leave their homes
to fish for anything less than 18 cents
The white men want 18 cents and the
Japs 16 cents per fish.
Plague Experiments Stopped.
Berlin, June 10. In consequence of
the death from plague at the Berlin
lospital of the young Vienna physician'
Dr. Milan Sachs, the government hat
decided to issue a decree forbidding
further experiments with plague
germs, the risk of spreading infection
being considered more dangerous to
the public health than the knowledge
gained In studying a deadly microbe
Rebels Were Routed.
Coro, Venezuela, June 10. After two
days' hard fighting the Venezuelan gov
ernment troops, under the command of
General Gomes, assaulted the camp of
the revolutionists, commanded by Gen
eral Matos. General Rieria and General
Lara, and Inflicted a complete defeat
on them. The rebels were encamped
near Pedregal, 20 miles from thl
place. The capture of General Matos
Is expected shortly.
Costly Ftre at Buffalo.
Buffalo, June 10. Fire early today
destroyed the Buffalo Carting A Stor
age Company's plant and contents,
causing a loss of $400,000. The build
ing was used by the Lake Shore Rail
road. It was filled with machinery
and other goods stored for manufactur
ing concerns of other cities.
KILL HARTS' PLAN
GOVERNMENT ENGINEERS HAVE NEW
They Favor a Ship Canal-Submerged
Dam Is Held to Be Impracticable
Work Will Now Be Held Up Until
1904 Major Langfltt Ordered te
Washington, June 10. The Board of
Army Engineers that recently, visited
the obstructions in the Columbia River
between The Dalles and Celilo, has de
cided to abandon the Harts plan for
opening of the rive rat that point,
and In lieu thereof will prepare nlans
and estlmales for a contluous ship ca
nal from the foot of the dalles rapids
to the head of Celllo Falls. The Harts
plan, as has been heretofore explained.
contemplated the construction of a sub
merged aam in the Columbia, with a
view to draining out Five Miin Raniri.
The river was then to be opened
around other obstructions by means of
two or three short canals.
ihe engineers, on their rerpnf frlr
io Oregon, visited the scene of the pro
posed improvement, and, after study
ing the natural conditions and sur
roundings, concluded, bv unanimous
vote, that tho dam proposition was al
together Impracticable. In the first
place, while Captain Harts proposed
constructing this dam at a point where
'.he river is but 200 feet wide, he sup
posed its dept was only 40 or 50 feet,
and so based the calculations. Major
Langfltt determined, after
soundings, that the depth was over
50 feet, and the velocity of the current
so great that It would be practically
impossible to place In position the ma
terial for the dam. The members of
the board concluded that a stream of
sufficient volume and great enough
current to cut a gorge 200 feet wide,
and of nearly the same depth through
solid rock, could not be dammed arti
ficially for anything nhort of an unwar
ranted sum, and they entertain grave
soubts whether a dam could ever be
successfully built there at any cost.
When they found that the keystone
of Harts' plan could not be considered,
ind determined that even a mnHiflna.
tlon of the Harts plan on a practical
basis, could not be carried out for the
amount that has been nnthnrWci fnr ,
this Improvement, the board datermln-
to prepare rough Diana and swtl.
nates for the construction nf onn.
tltiuous canal, extending around 111 the
obstructions between The Dalles and
In accordance with
tlon, the board requested authority for
the making of necessary eufvdvj rr
such a canal, and authority has been
granted, the work to be carried out un
der direction of Major Langfltt. At
this time the board will VPntlirfl tin
rough estimate of tho rflHr fit n rnn.
tluous canal, although an estimate
made by an old board nlarerl tho ei
at $10,000,000, whereas the Harts pro-
joi-i was estimated to cost approxi
mately $4,000,000. It Is by no means
assuered that the new ejiimntoa win
!e as high 88 the fnrmor So,,.,. .
he board, before reporting, will have
i comprehensive survey nnnn mi,
base its estimates, and a fairly accu
rate estimate of the cost of the im.
provements Is expected.
The board has not reported to the
Lnlef of Engineers, and probably will
not do so until It
estimate for a continuous canal. This
delay means that no work will be done
looking to the opening of the river
during the present season. Should the
war Department approve the board's
report in favor of a rnn tin linn ts onni
and this will unquestionably be done,
since there hag always been doubt as
to the thorough practicability of the
...iu pm, no worn can be undertaken
until Congress has authorized the new
project The last river and harbor bill
authorized the work, provided It could
be done within the estimate on the
Harts project, but not otherwise.
KANSAS LOSSES ESTIflATED.
Over Two Hundred Towns Have Suffered
From High Water.
Kansas City, Mo., June 10. Kansas
has suffered as a result of the recent
floods more than any other state. No
exact figures of the loss sustained can
cf course, be given, but the damage
done In the principal cities and towns
is estimated as follows:
.Nrtn Topeka, $500,000; Lawrence,
$250,000; Sallna, $200,000; Manhattan,
5150,000; Junction City, $100,000; Solo
mon, $50,000; Abilene, $250,000; Linda
borg. $100,000; Hutchinson, $100 000
Minneapolis, $100,000; Emporia, $65
000; Florence. $50,000; Lincoln Center
$50,000; Atchison, $100,000; Argentine!
$2,000,000; Kansas City, Kan., and
suburbs, $S,00,000. Nearly 200 small
er towns were affected by the flood.
The lowest estimate that can be
made of the loss to crops is $5,000,000.
Water Spout Strikes Car.
New York, June 10. Rushing in
irom the sea, a waterspout, traveling
at great speed, struck a train on the
Brooklyn elevated road, bound city
ward from Rockaway beach. The mo
torman saw the spout Just as the train
reached a tcestle over Broad Channel.
Jamaica Bay. He threw on full powea
in an effort to get past but the flood of
water struck between the third and
fourth cars. The platforms were
crowded with persons unable to get
into the cars. These were almost
swept off Into the bay, but managed to
hold fast to the railings
Levee Gives Way.
St. Louis. Mo., June 10. Word has
been received here at 1 o'clock that a
leree near Madison, on which gangs
of men were working, gave way. and 15
men. employes of the American Car
t Foundry Works, lost their lives.
About 150 men. It is reported, are Im
prisoned on a section of the levee, that
Is slowly crumbling, and all means of
escape has been cut off. Word has
been sent to the St. Louis side to rush
the private yacht Annie Russell to the