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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET UEFT."
UOOD KIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1903.
HfOD RIVER GLACIER
Publlthed every Thursday.
S. P. BLYTHE St SON, Publisher!.
t erms of tuUcriptiou (L60 4 year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednrsdays and Saturdays; departs tha
same dsys at niMn. i
For Chenowetb, leaves at 8 a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and hatunlRvs: arrives at 6 p. m.
For White saunon (W ash.) leaves daily at I At
a. D:.i arrives ac 7:16 p. m.
from White Salmon leaves for Fiilda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and Uleuwood dally at a A. M.
ForBingen (W ash.) leaves at 6:46 p. m.; ar.
rivet ll 2 cm.
IlOt'HT HOOD RIVER No. 42, FORESTERS OF
) AMERICA Meetssecond and Fourth Mon
ays iu each month in K. of !'. hall.
H. J. Frrukwci, C. R,
8. F. Fouts, Financial Secretary.
iAK GROVE COUNCIL No. 1, ORDER OF
r rcvvii. mwim iitv wrona ana rouria
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omed. F. IT. IIkopiuh, Counsellor,
alias Nklui Clark, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. UJ, meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth baturdaye in each month,
7:0 o'clock. c. L. Corrus, President.
J. E. Hamna, Secretary.
J' AUREL REBEKAH DKOREK I.ODOE, No.
1 87, 1. 0. 0. F.-Meeta first aud third Fri
ayi in each month.
Miss Edith Moons, N. a.
L. E. Morsi, Secretary.
ilANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. R.-HeetsatA.
J 0. V. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdavt
f each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. R.
nil ni tiers invited to meet Willi us.
. W. If. 1'kkky. Commander.
T. J. Cunnino, Adjutant.
rtANBY W. R. C.r No. 16-Meets second and
JU fourth Saturdays of each mouth In A. 0, U.
W. hall at 2 p. m. Jlris. Iannis Bah-ky, Pres.
(Mas. T. J. Canning, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER I.ODGK No. 106, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday nveninr on or before
each full moon. IVi.M, Satss, V. M.
C. 1). Thompson, SecretMrj.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M
Heels third Friday niKlit of each month.
. U. K. Castnku, H. P.
A. 8. BLOWEita, Secretary.
riOOD RIVER CHAPTER. No. 2S, O. E. 8.
JL Meets second an,l fourth Tuesday even,
lngs ol each mouth. Visitors co.uiaily wet-
corned. M bs. M a y Y atks, W. M.
Mas. Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 10ft. United Artisans,
Meets Brut and third Wednesdays, wqrk;
second and fourth Wednesdays social; Artl
ana hall. F. C. BRUSH'S, M. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
TTJACCOMA LODGE, No. 30, K. of P.-Meeta
If lu K. of P. hall eve' y Tuesday night.
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
Dr. C. IT. Jenkins, K. of It. i S.
KIVERSIDE LODGE, No. P8, A. O. U. W.
i Meets first and third Sanmlavs of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
Chester Shute, Keejrder.
1DLKWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets In Fraternal hall every Thursday
Bight. ceo. w. Thompson, N. 0.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. 0. T. M..
meets at A. O. U, VV. hall on th first ana
rd Fridays of each month.
Walter (jerkins, Commander.
0. E. Williams, Secretary.
SIVER8IDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W. Meets first and
id Saturdays at It P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, G. of H.
Mica Annie Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Fellow s' Hall tue first ana
third W eduetdavs of each month.
J. H. Reks, V. 0.
C. tj. Dakin, Clerk.
JjlDEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. 0. 0. F.
y Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
eys of each month. W. O. Ash, C. P.
Y. L. Henderson, Scribe.
JJR. J. V. VOGEL.
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
Rivar. Residence 8U3 Sixteenth Street,
Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work,
. Telephones: Office, Ml; residence, M.
Offloa in Langtlle bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JJR. I. T.CARNS.
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER ' OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND SUROEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or ooantry,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, SI i Office, M. '
Office over Everhart's Grocery.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 2M.
8URGEOS O. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, Nf
TAKY PUBLIC and REAL
For 23 veara a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. 'Has had many years experience la
Keel Estate matters, as ab. tractor, aearcber of
titles and agent, satisfaction guaranteed er
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimates furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of (hop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
Abstract! Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BR0S1CS, M. P.
" THYSICIAN AND SURG EOS.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M. 1 1 to t
and 6 to 7 P. M.
gTJTLER A CO.,
Do a general banking business.
UOOD RIVER. OBEQOS.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Past Week,
Presented1 la Ceaeenseel Ferm, Moat
Likely to Prove "Interesting to Our
Archbishop Kratzer, of Wisconsin, it
Russian encroachments on China
bring the crisis nearer. , j :'
Screetary Root says ' army officers
must not assign their pay.
The Jewish petition is now in the
hands of President Roosevelt;
SecretaryrRoot will resign next fall
and Oliver is slated to succeed him.
A monument is to be erected atProv
incetown, Mass., where the Mayflower
landed in 1620.
According to the latest advice! Cas
tro now has the upper hand in the Ven
The battleship Kearsarge is to make
a record trip across the Atalntic to
show what can be done.
Nearly 1,000 coalminers at Ardena,
Ohio, have gone on a strike because of
difficulties with foreigners In the mines
It is said that Cleveland will declare
himself a candidate for the presidential
nomination at a banqnet in Chicago in
Conductors and brake men on the
Illinois Central have been granted an
increase in wages that will add over
1200,000 to the annual payroll. .
A collision between passenger and
freight trains on the Great Westren,
near Savannah, Mo., resulted in the
death of one person and the Injury of
Cyclones on the Irenui Island of
Tonquin caueed 150 deaths.'
Colonel R. S. Oliver, of Albany, N.
Y., has been appointed to succeed San
ger as assistant secretary of war.
A ' score or more of Christian En-
Jeavorers were injured by wind wreck
ing the big convention tent at Denver.
AearxMntn Juatiffl Brewer, nf Wiscon
sin, says every man who participates
InJynching or-borning of aegroes is a
The Dublin council has voted not to
present the kins with as address of
welcome on the occasion of his visit
there shortly. .
British firms in the Philippines say
the new law allowing no freignera un
der contract admitted will drive them
out of business.
Three men were killed, two serious
ly injured and three buildings des
troyed by an explosion ai-1he Laflin
powder works, Laflin, Pa.
The naturalization of 39 Russians
and Italians has been set aside by a
New York judge as fraudulent. Sever
al hundred more will be declared void.
The St. Louis fait commissioner ha
returned from the Philippines and
says the exposition has the promise of
many fine attractions from the islands.
Judge Parker's icy manner on his
visit to the South was a death blow to
his presidential candidacy and Demo
crats are now looking for other mater
The Pacific Nrothwest will produce a
record crop of prunes.
Chines intrigue in Corea makes
Japan more determined for war.
Kentucky Republicans will nominate
Morris B. Belknap for governor.
ins next congress win m aueu w
make an appropriation (or a national
United States Judge George Gray, of
Delaware, is the latest Democratic can
didate for president.
The Western federation of miners has
issued an appeal for help in fighting
for an eight-hour day.
Russia regai ds the stand of the Unit
ed States on the Manchnrisn question
with surprise and resentment.
An attempt was made to blow np the
home of Judge R. T. Miller, of Iron
Mountain, Mich., with dynamite.
One of the leaders in the assassina
tion of the late king of Servia has been
promoted to a place in the war depart
ment. PAnainn Commissioner Ware has
ordered Agent Terry to come to Oregon
to collect Indian war lolls, so all veter
ans can get pensions.
H r. Watann.ol Pittsbnrc. who has.
for the past two months, been prepar
ing a hrinf In the Alaskan boundary
case, has finished his work and sailed
Italians are betting on who will be
the next Pope.
Mrs. Blaine la past recovery and the
end may come at any time.
Manchurian war talk hi China is
greater than for three years.
Ex-President Caro, of Colombia, is
doing all in his power to defeat the
Panama canal treaty.
The Jewish population of Crorow,
Galicia, is epxeeting an anti-Jewish
pereenction similar to those at Eish
Inef. PmmI Amea. ax-chief of notice of Min
neapolis, has been sentenced te the
penitentiary for six and a ball years lor
WOOLEN MILLS DESTROYED.
Fire at Oregon City Throws Three Hun
dred Out of Work.
Oregon City, July 15. Fire last
night destroyed property of the Oregon
City manufacturing company valued at
between 175,000 and $100,000. The
loss is covered by insurance. Spontan
eons combustion in a catbonizer in the
pullery building is given as the origin
of the fire, which destroyed the wool
room, dye room and boiler room of the
woolen mills. The company will im
mediately replace the burned buildings,
but the blaze will necessitate suspen
sion of mill operations for at least three
months and the throwing out of em
ployment for that period of about 300
' The llatnes were discovered issuing
from the roof of the wool house at H
o'clock- but the building was already
doomed, and the adjoining frame
structures were soon ablaze. A general
fire alarm was responded to by the fire
department and citizens, who louhgt
heroically. The main woolen mill
building was on fire several times, but
under the direction o' Fire Chief Ru
conich the structure . was saved, al
though the interior was damaged some
what by water.
Vigorous and timely action alone
saved the property of the Portland
flouring mills company. The large
warehouse of this company wag aflame
a number of times, but by brave work
the building and adjoining mill were
saved. The warehouse of the O. R. &
N. Co. narrowly escaped burning. '
' With a stiff breeze from the noith
east, it In considered reniaikable that
the Portland flouring mills were not
burned. The firemen did most effect
ive work. ,
SIX KOB A CAR.
Oaring Hold-Up In Outskirts of Portland
One Man Wounded.
Portland, July 15. Robbing Fred
Day, whom they mortally wounded
with a needless shot, taking $300 in
money, watches anud jewelry from 40
paisengers on a Sell wood car, then rob
bing a lone pede3trian as they left the
stene, eix desperate highwaymen last
night made their escape and now bid
defiance to the police.
On the crossing of the Southern Paci
So at East Eleventh and Division
streets, but half a mile from the boni-
ness center of East Portland, the hold
up was committed a few minutes before
Daring and cold blooded, the high
waymen boarded an out bound car at
11:45, shot Fred Day in the back with
out provecation, and as he fell in their
arms apparently lifeless, held him up
until they could rifle his pockets, then
let him drop in a pool of his own blood
and turned their attention to the rest
of the passengers.
At least 40 people were on the car,
and every passenger was robbed of
money and jewelry. Rings were jerked
violently from women's fingers, and
watches saatched quickly and thrust
into the pockets of the highwaymen.
Nor did this content them. Not
nervous in the least over their bloody :
deed, they stopped in their flight long
enough to hold up and rob O. N. Bitt-
ner on Milwaukte street.
Qradually Saps the Strength of
. Pope Leo.
Rome, July 15. Another remarka
ble rally in Pope Leo's condition oc
curred yes'erday afternoon, after a
morning in the course of which bis hol
iness suffered spells of delirium and at
times his strength sank to the lowest
ebb, and now he lies in no worse con
dition than he was on Monday evening,
extept for the steady diminution of his
Yesterday's rally was characteristic
ally opposed to every medical theory
and consisted in getting out of bed, on
which two hours previonly the pope
himelf had made all preparations for
death. Unsatisfied with this show of
vitality, he transacted consideraole
business and bad an interview with
four cardinals, with whom he talked in
an anlmiited way.
According to the physicians the pon
tiff may die at any moment, even in
the midtt of one of those extraordi
Stock Train Fall In River.
St. Lonis, July 16.A special to the
Post Dispatch from Poplar Bluff, Mo.,
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says: A freight wrecx occurreu on tue
Iron Mountain railroaa today Detween
Rouden and Gurdon, Ark., south of
this city. Two brakemen, a negro
tramp and 35 cat loads of horsee and
males were killed. A boxcar jumped
the track just as the train ran on the
little Mistouri river bridge, with such
force as to wreck the bridge and allow
the 35 cars of stock and men killed to
fall into the stream below, a distance
of 40 feet.
Last Attempt to Reclaim Dead.
Hanna, Wyo., July 18. Preparations
are being made to resume the work of
opening the roal mine here and rescu
ing the dead bodies of the victims of
the disaster ol June su. a party oi
miners arrived last night from Rock
Sp'ing, and others are en route from
Diamondvule, Cumberland and hpring
Valley. These men have had years of
experience in fighting mine fires, and
they will make a herculean effort to ex
tinguish the Barnes an l reacn the Dodiea.
Crown Prince travels Incog.
ViMnria R. C. Julr 15 The
steamship Empress of India, which ar-
ved today from tne Unent, had
among her passengers Crown Prince
RnnnrApht Marie Luitrxild Ferdinand
of Bavaria and the crown princess, who
have been making an enforced tour of
the world on account of a scandal at-
taebing to th crown prince which agi
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
CLACKAMAS FIFTY YEARS AQO.
Old Records Olve Interesting Figures on
Wages and Agteismcnts. '
In rummaging about his office" a few
days ago County Clerk Sleight un
earthed some official records that con
tain some Interesting statistics with
reference to Clackamas county in the
early "50s. They consist of some statis
tics complied by Joseph T. Meek, who
was then territorial marshal for Clack
amas county in June, 1850. In that
year the assessable value of property
in this county was $1,020,344, classi
fied as follows: Heal estate. 1836
C50; personal. $183,694. The schedule
of wages paid at-lljat time was re
markable. The - average monthly
wage to farm hands, Including board,
was $80; the average wages paid day
laborers with board was $4, with'
out board $6; average Oaily wages
for carpenters, $12; board per week
for laboring men cost $8.
There were published in the county
at that time two weekly papers, name
ly, Oregon Spectator, Territorial; and
Western Star, Multnomah. An idea
of the value and profit in the lumber
business at that early date may be
lathered from the statistics which
show that Benjamin Simpson from
400 logs, for which he paid $3 each,
manufactured 100.000 feet of lumber,
which had a salable value of $75 per
COLUMBIA COUNTY FILLINO UP.
Recent County Seat Election Shows Large
Increase of Voters.
The returns from the late special
election indicates that the voting pop
ulation of Columbia county has in
creased several hundred since the gen
eral state election held a little over a
year ago. While it is true that much
of this Increased vote Is due to the
employment of an Increased number
of hands in sawmills and logging
camps, many of them single men, It
also is evident that there is a consid
erable increase in the number of fam
ilies which have become actual res
idents. County School Superintendent Cope
land has received complete returns
from almost every school district In
the county, and now estimates that
there are 250 more children of school
age than were shown by the census of
last year. Reports from every sec
tion of the county Indicate that new
comers from the East are arriving,
and the majority of them expect to
become permanent residents.
Heavy Sales of Live Stock.
The sale of sheep, cattle and horses
from the Orefron ranges this fall will
be the heaviest in years. This Is the
opinion of C. J. Millie, who has charge
of the stock department of the O. R.
& N. He has been over a large por
tion of the ranges and report that
feed will be scarce this fall. Large
shipments of cattle were made from
this district last spring and Mr. Millis
expects that still larger shipments
will be made this fall. He says a
large amount of stock will have to be
sent out of the country In order to
even up for the shortage of the feed
crop. The shortage of feed in some
parts is probably due to a lack of rain.
Wool Prices are Climbing.
Owing to the shortage of wool in
Montana and Utah the prices of wool
In Eastern Oregon will be higher than
had" een anticipated. At the large
sale held at Ontario a short time ago
wool sold at from 13 to 14 cents.
Many did not sell and since that time
some have sold at 15 cents. The
prices are still going up. Some of the
leading sheep and wool men say the
range la exceptionally short this sea
son, as there has been scarcely any
rain since sprinc. Everything is
dried up. There is lots of stock in the
district, and it Is feared by the owners
there will be large losses this year if
a wet season does not start soon.
To Build Big Fish Hatchery. '
Within a few days Fish Warden
Van Dusen will call for bids for the
construction at Ontario on the Snake
river of one of the largest fish hatch
eries in the world. Plans have been
drafted in Portland for the building,
which will be 217x60. It will be equip
ped with all the latest conveniences.
There will be 320 troughs. At first
they , will be conducted so as to care
for 20,000,000 fish, but in case a large
number Is required 40,000,000 eggs
can be hatched without overcrowding.
F. O. Brown wiU be in charge of the in
Will Enlarge Baker City Depot, "
Tn rnannnan to the r.rvlrtf needs of
Raker fltv the O. R. A. N. ComoanT
has decided to enlarge and improve
tne passenger and ireignt depot
In that city. Material for the im
nrnvpnienta Is now on the ground
and just as soon as the carpen
ters can be relieved rrom tne
Heppner branch the work will he
commenced. The improvement will
consist In the enlargement of the de
pot building, so as to permit of the
addition of a separate waiting room
Oreat Booa to Ontario.
The contract for building the new
steel bridge across the Malheur river,
near where It empties Into Snake riv
er, about two mile below Ontario,
has been let The price is $4100.
This bridge will supply a long-felt
need. It gives an opportunity for the
people living on Dead Ox Flat of com
ing to Ontario to do their trading
without going about ten miles above
Ontario to the Halliday bridge.
Surveying Soil of Baker County.
Charles A. Jensen, of the depart
ment of agriculture, bureau of soils,
has been sent out to make a survey of
the soils of Baker county. He has es
tablished his headquarters at Hainea,
and is now actiely engaged in the
work. It is thought this is one of the
preliminary steps to government-aided
LOO BOOM ON NORTH UMPQUA.
Franchise Qranted for Extensive Im
provements by County Court.
One of the most Important steps
made in the development of the lum
bering Industry In 'Douglas county
was taken when the county court
voted to grant a franchise to the Ore
gon Boom ft Timber Company for
cleaning out the obstructions in the
North Umpqua river and preparing
that stream for the floating of logs
and timber. This franchise gives the
company the right to use that stream
in the manner mentioned from the
west boundary line of the Cascade for
est reserve to the main line of the
Southern Pacific railroad at Winches
ter.flve miles north of Roseburg. After
the improvements are made the com
pany tn given the right to collect a
maximum toll of 50 cents per thousand
feet for floating logs for other persons
In compensation for the outlay In im
proving the stream. The estimated
cost of the Improvements Is $200,000.
besides improving the stream, the
company expects to erect a sawmill
of 100,000 feet daily capacity at Win
chester, to be ready for use as soon
as logs can be floated, and other par
ties also expect to erect sawmills and
woodworking plants at the same
place. New York capitalists are back
ing the enterprise, their representa-
tlve, F. J. Blakely, having been here
most of the time for the past two
years. ... - ,
PUBLIC LAND STILL OPEN.
Nearly 600,000 Acres Remain In Oregon
The annual report of the United
State j land office at Oregon City has
been completed. Fourteen counties
are embraced in the Oregon City dis
trict and the report gives the follow
ing statistics as to area in acres un
appropriated and unreserved:
Surveyed, 455.048; unsurveyed. 141.-
ou; total, 596,738 as against 637.279
lurveyed; 161,190 unsurveyed; 898,469
total, as shown in the report a year
iKO. The 14 counties constituting the
Oregon City land district are: Ben
ton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia,
Crook, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Mult-
lomah, Poik, Tillamook, Wasco, Yam
hill and Washington. The total area
of the land surface of these counties
is 7,468.250 acres. The area 4n acres
appropriated last year was 5,675,115,
while the acreage under the same
classification this year is 5,629,846.
Map of State Institutions.
Secretary of State Dunbar Is hav
ing a map mde showing the location
of the state Institutions at Salem.
Blue prints of the map will be
kept at each of the institutions and
the original will be kept In the Secre
tary's office. Although located "at
Salem," the institutions are a long
distance apart. Visitors can get but
vague Idea of their location by such
directions as are usually given, but
by referring to the .map, which shows
all the roads and distances, a stranger
would immediately understand the di
rection to take in going to any one of
Union County Cherry Crop.
The cherry crop is lust coming on
in Union county. There were reports
early in the season that this crop
would be very short, but, as with the
other products of this county, the
prospects get brighter as harvest
time approaches. The indications
now are that the yield will not be far
below the average. There will prob
ably be about 15,000 boxes of the fruit
handled there this season.
Outlook for County Seat Fight.
County Judge J. B. Doan, whose
home la at Rainier, says that St. Hel
ens will have to receive over 1000 votes
at. the second special election on the
first Monday in August to retain thf
county seat, as it is evident that 2000
votes Will be polled as the outcome of
the present contest Judge Doan also
expresses the opinion that Marsh
land and Oak Point preeincts. which
gave a part of their vote to Clatska-
nie, at the first special election, will go
solid for Rainier
Wheat Walla Walla, 7074c; val
Barley Feed, f 20.00 per ton; brew
EFlour Best grade, $3.95 4.30;
graham $3,4503.85. ;
1 Millstnffs Bran, $23 per ton; mid
dlings, $27; shorts, $23; chop, $18.
0ats No. 1 white, $1.10 1.15
gray, $1 OS per cental.
Hay Timothy, $2021;' clover,
nominal; cheat, $1616 per ton.
Potatoes Best Bu.-panks, 60(3 65c
per sack; ordinary, S54lc per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $3(3
3.50 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 10llc:
yonng, 1314c; bens,' 12c; tnrkeys
live, 16gl7c; dressed, 20922c; dn.k
$7.0097.50 per dosen; eeee, $6.00?
Cbeeee Full cream, twins, 15 li
16c; Young America, 15315)ic; fact
ory prices, ItilXc Ues.
Batter Fancy creamery, 20225tfi
per pound; extras, 22j; dairy. 203
22Xc; ataTa, 16c18. .
Eggs 17J 20c per dosen.
flops Choice, 18(g20c per pound.
Wool Valley.WfiKc-.Eaetern Or
egon, 8314c; mohair, t6SVe.
Beef Grots, cows, 3 (3 4c, pet
pound; steers, SfJ53e; dressed, 8)e.
Mntton Gross, $3.59 per pound;
dressed. 6 He
Lambs Grow, 4c per pound ;
Hog Gross, 66!e per pound
PAYNB WANTS TO RETIRE.
Postmaster Qeneral Will Not Go Until He
Can Quit With Honor.
Washington, July 14. Postmaster
General Payne said today that at the
end of the investigation in his depart
ment was In sight, and he added he
was glad vt it.- i here is every indica
tion that Payne desires to retire from
the cabinet, and it will not be surpris
ing 11 ne aoes so during tne coming
winter, provided the affairs of the post
office department are straightened out
by that time.
Mr. Payne is in very bad health, and
his condition today is regarded as far
more serious than it was four months
ago. 1 he strain attendant upon the
investigation has told on him, and he
needs rest. His retirement will cany
no political significance. It may be
said that if the postmaster general had
not been ret-ting under.criticisms mora
or less severe, he would have relin
quished bis cabinet office some time
ago. He is merely determined to re
main until he can retire with honor,
1 he postmaster general suffers a great
deal from acute indigestion, quite fre
quently being unable to leave his hotel
On more than one occasion he has suf
fered severe attacks, and in his present
physical condition is unable, to shoulder
the immense responsibilityof bis im
portant office as he would like.
fevertbeless he has determined not
to shirk his duty under such circum
stances as those now prevailing in his
department. He has acted conserva
tively, but with irreat energy whenever
evidences of wrongdoing appeared, and
be has no intention now of relaxing bis
efforts to thoroughly reform tne meth
ods of transacting postal bueineess.
His course has met with the full ap
proval of President Roosevelt.
SMUQQLERS IN SILK.
Captain Harris, United States Engineer,
Caught by Customs Officers.
San Francisco, July 14.- Another
sensational seizure of contraband goods
was made today by the custom officers
of this port. This time it is an officer
of the United States engineer corps
who has been caught in the meshes of
the law. Captain Wiiliam II. Harts,
who has been on duty in the Philip
pines in the engineer service of the
army for several years, returned to the
continent yesterday on the transport
Thomas. He was accompanied by his
wife. When he came off the vessel he
was asked if he bad any dutiable arti
cles in bis baggage, and ne replied that
he had none. He was the last of the
travelers to be examined, and the offi
cers had to send for him several times
before he answered the summons. His
manner, when he did come, and his ev
ident reluctance to make a declaration,
caused suspicion, and today an especial
ly critical examination of his baggage
was made. It was found that he bad
about a dozen trunks and that in these,
wrapped in skirts and other articles of
apparel, were large numbers of bolts of
silk, quantities of embroidery, drawn
work and costly Japanese ware. A
valuation of $500 was placed on the
smuggled articles. Under the law the
goods will be confiscated and Captain
Harts will be li ble to a fine of three
times their value. It will' probably
cost him several thousand dollars to get
outo f the scrape.
HE DEFIES DEATH.
Recovery of Pope Leo ' Is Now Consid
ered as Possible.
Rome, Juty 13. At 9:15 o'clock this
morning the doctors issued the follow
ing bulletin regarding the condition of
the pope :
"Up to midnight the pontiff re
mained tranquil, but afterwards he ex
perienced agitated intervals. A phys
ical examination of the thorax shows
no change lince day before yesterday.
The action of the kidneys continues
slight, and the general condition of bis
holiness is somewhat depressed. His
puhe is 82, respiration 32 and temper
ature 36. Mazzoni. Lapponi."
Rome, July 13. The condition of
the pope was stationary during the
night. He slept at intervals, but not
entirely tranquil, ,
Troops Quit Scene ol Riot.
Evaiibville, Ind., July 11. After
talking with Governor Durbin over the
telephone this afternoon, Brigadier
General McKee tonight ordered all
troops removed from Evansville. The
city will be left in charge of the police
department, which is armed with
rifles. There were seven funerals to
day. All were conducted quietly.
The ministers in one or two cases
prayed for the city and county admin
istrations and said this was not a time
for criticism, but for sympathy for the
Iriends of the dead.
Cook Is Recovering.
New York, July 14. Rear Admiral
Francis A. Cook, who commanded the
cruiser Brooklyn during the battle of
Santiago, is slowly recovering from a
long illness in the naval hospital,
Brooklyn. He was attacked by the
grip early laet September, and the dis
ease seriously affected bis heart and
kidneys. Prior to this attack. Admiral
00k has been on the sick list but once
in all bis 40 years of service, and that
happened when be sprained an ankle.
Wirek as Telegraphy Not a Success.
Honolulu, July 14. The system of
wirelers telfgrapbv, which has been in
service for tome time between several
islands nf the Hawaiian group, has not
given satisfactory results. The system
has lately been placed in the hands of
a trait company, with a view to its fi
nancial and operating improvement.
To give farther encouragement the gov
ernment will give the new owners a
subsidy of $1,000 a month, beginning
THE POPE IS WORSE
SEEMS NEARER NOW
Suffers a Second Relapse- Allnd Is Fast
Becoming Confuted- Stimulants Keep
Life Up-Too Weak to Speak Longer
-Pontiff Shows His Weakness by
Docility to Doctors.
Rome, Jluy 14, 2:1 A. M. "While
there is life there it hope," was all the
consolation that Dr. Lapponi would
give tonight in admitting that Pope
Leo's condition was very grave. The
pontiff has suffered another relapse,
and he lies this morning n a more crit
ical condition than at. any time sin.e
the middle of last week. The semi
comatose condition into wlikh he fell
at midnight, and the confused state of
his heretofore lucid mind on his awak
ening at an early hour this morning,
accompanied by still greater depression
than during yesterday, are regarded as
symptoms of the grave t nature and as
pointing to an imminent dissolution.
Even in the early evenine medical
opinion was less pessimistic, and Dr.
fuazzoni thought the end was not w th
in sight. He expressed the belief that
unless the disease took an unexpected
tarn there was no reason to apprehend
death for two or three days. This
statement, however, did not relieve the
anxiety of those who know what pow
erful stimulants are beirg constantly
administered. Borne attribute the
pontiff's exti erne weakness tonight to
the excessive mental and physical
efforts undertaken yesterday in receiv
ing visitors, hearing mass, etc.
.Never before has the patient's weat-
ness progressed as it did yesterday.
For the first time since his illness, the
pontiff asked to have the emitters al
most closed, ub the light hurt his eves.
and at the same time, contrary to his
ustom, he begged to be left as quiet
Another noteworthy svmptom of his
weakening condition was the docility
with which he took his medicine and
nourishment. Previously, indeed, dur-
ng his whole life, Pope Leo has been
against the prescriptions of doctors or
anything that had the aspect of being
forced upon him. His feelina of fa
tigue and indifference was interpreted
as a sign that his vitality sas fast di
minishing. Late last evening nine car
dinals, including Satolli and Marten
elli, were admitted to the sick room,
but the pope could .not even speak to
them, merely giving them his hand to
NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP FOSTERED.
Britain Believe II Scored a Triumph on
the Visit of Loubet.
New York, July 15. Kine Edward's
visits to Portugal, Italy and France;
President Loubet's reception in London
and the toasts and sentiments ex
changed with the officers of the Ameri
can squadron force upon German poli
ticians certain facts sometimes studi
ously ignored, says a Berlin dispatch to
the limes by way of London. The
leading part played by King Edward in
developing British foreign relations is
becoming generally recognized. More
over the popularity of the British gov
ernment's foreign policy is beginning
to oe appreciated.
Attempts to make out that the .
whole British nation, including the
parliamentary opposition, does not
stand behind the government with its
friendship for America, France and
Italy and its alliances with Portugal
and Japan, become daily more feeble
and intermittent. The friendship of
these nations which on both sides of
the Atlantic stand for progress in lib
erty's paths is recognized to be a sort of
Gulf etr. am, encircling and warming
the world and bearing everywhere, by
the happiest coincidences, the surest
guarantee of freedom in the invincible
and unapproachable naval power of the
co-operating empires and states.
Falls to Find KldJ's Gold.
New York, July 15. Another
search for Captain Kidd's treasure has
come to naught, and all there is to
show for it is a big hole in the cellar
of a storehouse connected with a big
coffee mill in Brooklyn. The manager
of the plant has stopped the treasure
search, in spite of the fact that Henry
Endum is positive that the "spirits"
whirh caused the search were playing
no idle joke .when they transmitted to
him the information that Captain Kidd
had deposited $50 000,000 worth of
loot in the ground there.
Few Favor the Treaty.
New York, July 15. A rough can
vaas of the Colombian senate seems to
show that only one-fourth of tin mem
bers are favorable to the Hsy-Herran
canal treaty without amendments, says
a Herald's dispatch from Bogota. The
Colombian government has not official
ly asMimed responsibility for the trea
ty. Dr. Rico, the minister of foreign
affairs has rent a mepsage to congress
on the treaty following the same lines
as that sent to the United Statea senate.
Czar Says to Go.
8t. Petersburg, July 15. According
to the newspsper Novikrst, published
at Port Arthur, Russia has informed
China that she is compelled to ex
clude foreigners from Manchuria, and
postpone the opening of Manchurian
ports, owing to the presence of
Englishmen and Americans, who, in
disguise, are engaged in espionage.
Russia, according to the paper, prom
is to open the ports six years hence,
when the country has been tranquilized