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

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HO. 11.
Published every Thursday.
8. F. BLVTHE St SON, Publishers.
Terms o( subscriptloii-ll.&O a year when paid
In advance.
The pfstoflice Is open dally between Ram.
a d 8 i. m.; Sunday roin 12 to 1 o'clock. Mails
f r the Kant clone at lt:ia. m. an . p. m; for
the West at 7:10 a. m. and 1:40 p.m. Ma. Heaves
For Mt. Hood, daily at 12:30 p. m.; arrives,
10:a. m.
ForChenoweth, Wash., at 8:30 a. m.
da s,Ti ursdays a: d Saturdays; arrives same at 7 p. m.
f or l'nderw od. Wash., at :30 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives same
days at 7 .
For White
lite Salmrn, Wash., daily at 2:W p, in.;
arrive" at li a. m.
F'r Hood hiver dally at 9 a. m.; arrives at
4:4.1 p. ni.
- For Hunum, Trout tale and Gules, Wash.,
daily at 7:1a) a. m.; arrives M 12 m.
For (ilenwood, tiilmer and Fulda, Wash.,
dally at 7::) a. m.; arrives at b p. m.
For I'inenat ana enuwacn, nasn., at ji:iw
a. rn. Tuesdays and Haturd: ys; arrives same
davs, a. in.
For Bin en, Wash., dally at 4:46 p. m.; ar
rives at 8:46 a. m.
AMERICA Meets second and Fourth Mon
ays ill each month in K. of P. hall.
II. J. Kkkiikhick, C. R.
B. F. Fouts, Financial Secretary.
1'UN 1)0. Meets the Second and Fourth
Kridavs of the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. 4- K. U. Hrohius, Counsellor.
Miss Ksiux Clakk, Secretary.
R III! Kb f'WASHINOTO.N. Hood Rivar
Union No. 142, meets in Odd Fellows' ball
atacond and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7 :8u o'clock. C. L. Curru, President.
1. E. Hamha, Secretary.
H7.J. 0. 0.;if.Meeti first and third Fri
ar a''k loeutti.
Mats Edith Moobi, N. G.
L. E: MoasR, Secretary.
TANBY' POST, No. 16, O. A. R.-MeetsatA.
U. U. . naaecoiiu alio lourtn HHturaavs
each month ut 2 o'clock p. in. All (1. A. K.
members invited to Hieet with us.
W.H. Perky, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
(1ANBY W. R. C, No. Hi Meets second and
) fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O, U.
W. hall at 2 p. m. Mits. Fannik Baii.xy, Pres.
Mks. T. J, Canning, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LOIKiK No. 106, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
earh full moon. IVs. M. Yatih, W. M.
C. 1. THuHrsoN, Secretary.
Meels third Friday iiiulit of each month.
O. R. CA8TNK., H. P.
4. 8. Blowirh, Secretary.
II Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
ings of each month. Visitors coidially wel
comed. - Mrs. May Yates, W. M.
Mhs, Maiy B. Davidson, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 108. United Artisans.
Meets first and third Wednesdays, work;
Second and fourth Wednesdays social; Artl
sans hall. F. C. Bkosius, M. A.
F. B. Barnss, Secretary.
AUCOMA LODOE, No. ,10, K. of P. Meets
In K. of P. hall every Juesitay nignt.
F. L. Davidsom, C. C.
Pb. C. H. Jenkins, K. of R. A ft
Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier. ,
Chester Shute, Recorder.
1DLEW1LDK LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets 111 Fraternal hull every Thursday
jiight. (jito. W. Thompson, N. J.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M..
Jl meets at A. O. U. W. hall on the Arst and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter Ukrkino, Commander.
C. E. Williams, Secretary.
HONOR, A. O. 0. W.-Meets drat aud
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Kats M. Frederick, C. ol H.
Misi Annie Smith, Recorder.
OOiTrIVER CAMpTno. 7,702, M. W. A.,
mcelB In Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednekdavs of each month.
J. R. Rees, V. C.
C. V. Dakin, Clerk.
-M)KN ENCAMPMENT No. 4S. I. O. O. F. -Ft
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. W. O. Ash, C. P .
V. L. Henderson, Scribe.
Specialist on Crown aud Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 04.
Office In Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
Up-to-DaU Dantlstrj.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or country,
Dav or Night.
Telephonea: Residence, 81 ; Office, 83.
Office over Everhart's Grocery.
F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 281
1AKI ri liLiu aim naAb
Fur 2S v. ars a resident of Oregon and W ash
inglon. Has had many years experience) In
t,...i k-.tHtA mmtiars. as abstractor, searcher of
titles and ageitk tausfaclion guaranieei or
Do charge.
KfctiuiaUt furnished lor all kinds ol
ltoik. Repsirinir a specialty. All kinds
ol siiop or. fcliop on bUU Street,
Iwtween First and 8wnd.
Abstracts FurnislKtL Money Loaned.
Hood River, Orejton.
"p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
Thone Centrl, or 121.
Offco Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.; 1 to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
po a general banking basin-rsa.
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening! of the Put Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers.
Rustia, in retaliation (or the Kih
ioef petition, will issue (ewer pawports
to Americana.
John D. Long, United States consul
general at Cairo, gypt, is dead as the
result of a fall.
Russia, it is said, has made conces
sions to the powers, which will assure
peace in the far East.
The lumber freight rate ' on the
Southern Pacific will be raised from
13.10 to 6$ a toa August 20.
Populis's in conference at Deuver
have agreed to lor net the past and will
re-enter the political arena.
Whlttker vVright, the London pro
motor, will be extadited at once, the
papers having been prepared.
A fierce race riot occurred at Loi
aine, Ohio, because two negroes severe
ly cat a white man with a razor.
Russia has been swept by a severe
tornado, which destroyed three vil
lages and caused great loss of life.
A cablergam (rem Consul General
Gudger, at Panama, says everything is
queit and He expects no further trou
ble. Representative Wilcox is at the
head of a movement to secure indepen
dence for Hawaii from the United
fhe American squadron will engage
in a great mimic war off the coast of
New Fng'and next month. Thirty
vessels will paiticipate.
The race war at Danville, III., is
over and quiet restore!.
The Japanese press is strongly in
favor of war with Russia.
Cardinal Gibbons received a very
cordial reception on his arrival at
A coavention to organize a new re
form political party is now in session
at Denver.
the British press terms Russian
crlicial's words on Manchurian situa
tion as insulting. - -- ' !
A Texas contractor attempted to
bribe an army officer by sending bim
(200 in a box of cigars.
Preparations are completed for the
holding of the conclave which will
elect successor to Pope Leo.
Satisfactory progress is being made
in the trade treaty negotiations be
tween the United States and China for
the opening of Manchurian ports.
A coke trust, headed by the Frick
coal company, is to be formed. The
capital is placed at (7,000,000. The
new concern uas control oi iu,uuo
acres of coal land.
The discovery of four boxes of dyna
mite in the mountains three miles
from Nelson, B. C, with the date 1881
marked on them has led to speculation
as to a tragedy in which pioneer pros
pector! were the victims.
A fierce wind storm in the Boundary
creek valley, B. C, has done 5,00tt
damage. It blew down a steel smoke
stack at the Greenwood smelter, over
turned buildiuRS. smashed windows
and crippled telegraph and telephone
wires. - Several men were injurea oy
falling trees.
Harriman will try to wrest the cen
tral of the Northern Pacific from Hill.
Secretary Root will recommend that
troops in Alaska be given aouoie time
A high Russian official charges Great
Britain with duplicity in the Man
churian affair. '
Five men were hurt and $100,000
worth of property destroyed at a Terre
Haute, Ind., fire.
Extreme hot weather prevails in
eastern Nebraska. Crops are thought
to have been injured.
The stubbornness of a Hungarian
officer is responsible (or the prostration
of 450 soldiers by heat.
Cardinal Gibboni surprised every
body in Europe by appearing in ordl
nary dress instead of robes.
Canada is still in favor o( reciprocity
with the United States, despite Cham
berlain! policy for preferential trade,
A sensational note has been sent to
President Roosevelt exposing a plan of
Hnncarv to control its people in the
United States.
The battleship Kearsarge made the
trip across the ocean in nine days, four
and a half hours, an average speed of
13.16 mile can hour. Bhe arrived on
this side all ready for action.
The pope's remmains have been laid
in the temporary resting place.
Thirty thousand people viewed the
reaains of the late pove toe second day
tbey lay in state.
Prince Ferdinand has fled from Bui
garia and it is thought he will not re
turn to bis throne.
Indian cannibals on Tiburon Island
capture') a party of Mexican piofapec-
tori, killed and ate mem.
Tom Johnson says be does not want
to be tovernor of Ohio but would like
to succeed Banna as senator.
Escaptd California Convicts arc
for the Mountains.
Placerville, Cal., July 30. Of the
13 convicts who eecaped from the state
penitentiary at Folsom, 12 are still at
large. Joe Murphy, who was serving
a 14-year sentence (or robbery, was
shot at Pilot Hill. S. M. Gordon, the
reported leader of the gang, who had
been sentenced to 45 years for robbery
desertel his followers soon after they
left the prison. He is heavily armed
and it is not known in, which direction
he sought safety. A negro convict
named Seavis, who was reportid
wounded in the first encounter with
the officers, appears not te have been
The 11 outlaws who remain together
are making for the Sierra Kevaaa
mountains. They are closely pursued
by the sheriffs of Sacramento, Eldorado
and Placer counties each backed by
numerous deputies and assisted oy a
company of militia. About 20 guards
from the Folsom prison are also en
gaged in the chase. It is believed that
the fugitives will toon be surrounded,
and a desperate battle is anticipated,
as all are heavily armed.
The work of the pursuing posses has
been rendered lees difficult toan was
anticipated by the unexpected action
of the convicts, who released all of the
free men they bad held as hostages.
It is thought that this course was
prompted by lack of food and ammuni
tion. Tha 11 escapes are now believed
to be near Placerville, in Eldorado
county, in a rough country and not far
from the mountains, wnicb they evi
dently hope to make their refuge.
The fight at Pilot Hill between the
convicts and their pursuers seems to
have been a more serious affair than at
first reported.
After they had looted a provision
store at Tilot Hill they were practical
ly surrounded by the sheriffs of Sac
ramento and Placer counties, each com
manding a strong posse. All (our
horses on the convicts' wagon were
shot, and one of the criminals was
killed outright. Then the outlaws
raised a white flag and marched up the
road with the guards and others whom
they had captured on each side of them.
A general volley was not ordered,' as it
might have kil'ed several innocent
men. In this desperate manner the
second escape was made.
Now that the captives have been
freed, the pursuing officers have been
instructed to shoot the convicts on
i ilit, and thier death or capture in the
near future is expected.
Camp and Pens Burned
Warring Cattlemen.
Butte, Mont., July 29. A Miner
pecial from Big Timber, Mont., .says
that the sheepmen of Bridger treek
country, several miles Irom tlnre, are
up in arms as a result of the burning
the Flannagan Bros', cheep camp
and pens, the largest in this section of
Montana. The destruction is believed
by sheepmen to be the work of cattle
men with whom they have been on the
verge of war for the past six months.
The sheepmen have organized poseee
under the leadership of William Bell,
one of the prominent sheepmen, and a
search o( the surrounding country is
being made (or a man whom the sheep
men declare they know is the incendi
ary, rickets nave Deen strung out over
an area of ten miles square.
Parties just in from the scene say
that th situation is extremely serious
and a lynching is threatened if the cat
tlemen suspected of firing the fianna
gan pens (alls into the bands of
pursuing sheepmen.
, Transport Dlx does Aground.
Washington, July 30. Quarter
master General Humphrey has been in
(ormed by cable that the transport Dix
went aground oft the Japan coast last
Saturday. She has since been docked
at Drags, and it is estimated that it
will take 40 days to make the necessary
repairs, as she is in bad condition
The Dix is a freighter, and bad on
board 225 tons of Philippine exhibits
for the St. Louis exposition. It is ex
pected that one of the tranpsorts now
out oT commission will be put on to re
place the Diz.
Colorado Ready to Quit.
Topeka, Kan., July 30. It is report
ed that the governor of Colorado is
about to make proposition to Gov
ernor Bailey (or settlement of the
Arkansas injunction suit. According
to the agreement Colorado is to take no
water from the river for Irrigation pur
poses during the months of July, August
and September or any year, in aldi
tion, Colorado is to reimburse Kansas
for the $10,000 spent in prosecuting the
New Diplomat la Washington.
Washineton, July 29. General Jose
Manuel Hernandez, the recently ap
pointed Venezuelan minister to the
Cnited States, came to Washington to
day. He is en'hnsiastic over the gov
ernment's recent victory atCiudad Bol
ivar, and savt it means the restoration
ol peace In Veneiuela. AU opposition
to the establisned authority is now at
as end, he sys. .
Rogue River Valley Tracs Promise Choke
Product. .
From the viewpoint of the grain-
raiser dame nature is in a state of
revolt this year In Southern Oregon,
the drouth prevailing for the past few
months having wofully reduced the
average In all small grains, it ap
pears as if nature, indeed, rebelled
at man's persistent perversion of soil
and climate conditions iutended to
produce nectar for tlMTgods, to the
baser usca of growing provender lor
klne or grain for human kind or
other cattle.
The orchards and alfalfa meadows,
however, are yielding up such stores
of wealth as only those realize who
are familiar with existing conditions.
Apples and pears promise fancy fig
ures again this year, in fact growers
look for record-breaking prices, owing
to partial failure of fruit of ordinary
quality In the east. Of course the
fancy fruit for which this section is
distinguished is not exactily in com
petition with ordinary barrel stock,
but scarcity of the latter article al
ways enhances prices all round.
Growers are carefully thinning and
applying the summer spray at pres
ent, and favoring weather conditions
are giving promise of quality sur
passing, perhaps, any former year in
the history of the local trade.
Willamette Valley Growers' Association
Says 1 Cent Basis.
The Willamette Valley Prune Asso
ciation held an important meeting at
Salem last week. Delegates were in
attendance from Douglas, Lane, Linn.
Polk, Benton and Clackamas coun
ties, and from Vancouver, Wash., and
was the most representative gather
ing of the fruitgrowers of the North
west ever held In that city. Organi
zations are already formed In Linn.
Benton, Douglas, Marlon and Yamhill
counties, and at Vancouver, Wash.,
and associations will be formed all
over the state and the nortnwest in
the near future. The plan under dis
cuslon at the meeting was to have all
the associations In the Northwest un
der one secretary, so that It will be
impossible for one organization to un
dersell another In the market, thus
creating uniform scale of prices for
all fruits on the coast. The plan met
with the approval of all present and
an effort will be made to bring the
condition about.
The price of prunes this year Is fix
ed on a 2 cent basis.
Coming Events.
Ninth annual regatta, Astoria
gust 19-21.
State fair, Salem, September 14-1.
Second Southern Oregon District
fair, Eugene, September 29-Octoher 3.
Summer association of the Nortn
west Indian agencies, Newport, Au
gust 17-27.
Lane county teachers institute, h-u-
gene, August 4-6.
Klamath county fair, Kiamatn
Falls, October 6-9.
Good roads convention, Jackson
ville, August 15.
Fruitgrowers convention, Jackson
ville, August 15.
Teachers' institute, Tillamook, July
Old Folks' celebration, La Grande,
August 1.
Hoo Hoo contenttlon, Portland,
August 1.
Knights of Pythias convention, As
toria, August 20-21.
Teachers' institute, La Grande, Au
gust 17-21.
Smiling Fields of Polk County.
Excellent samples of hay and grain
have been brought to Independence
this week. Early oats and spring
wheat have commenced to change col
or, and the heads of each are well
filled. Some early hops have been
exhibited in town, which are three-
fourths grown. Hay harvest Is oelng
pushed rapidly forward, and there Is
larger acreage in Polk county tnis
year than has ever been planted be
fore. The fruit season for cherries
and berries has practically passed,
but the plums, prunes and apples are
just commencing to ripen.
Bricks Made on Coos Bay.
The first lot of brick Just hurt at
the new kiln in Catching slough was
delivered this week at North Bend
to be used in making the foundation
lor the boilers and engines of the
woolen mills and sash and door fac
tory. This is the initial burn and
somewhat of an experiment, but from
the appearance of this production
Coos Bav will be able to turn out
first-class brick, a much needed Indus
try, for heretofore this article had
to be Imported.
Huckleberry Season Here. j
Huckelberries are beginning to rip
en in the foothills of the mue moun
tains. Never before was there prom
ise of such a bountiful crop there as
is now presented. The Beasop. has
been an Ideal one for their growth.
There were no early frosts, and as a
consequence none were blighted.
Every bush Is loaded, and already
parties are being formed to go out
and gather the luscious fruit.
Collecting Mining Data.
George E. Boos, of the United
States Geological Survey, Washine
ton. D. C. is at Baker City, and will
make a complete report of mining in
Eastern Oregon, showing production,
cost of operation, wages, etc. By act
of congress mineowners are compel
led to furnish information under pen
Raany for Steel Bridge. "
The approaches and center pier for
the Lewis and Clark draw bridge near
Astoria have been completed and are
tnr th ateel draw when It ar-
from the east. It has been on
the road for several weeks and is
' xpected within a few day.
Sumpter District Mines Cleaned Up All
of 3350,000.
Estimates based on the production
of ore In the Sumpter mining district
for the past month give much greater
returns than heretofore. The deep
sinking operations carried on In moat
of the leading properties have result
ed in opening up a larger area of min
ing territory and consequently an in
creased production has resulted.
According to the estimates that are
at hand from the best sources obtain
able, the Bonanza Is said to have clear
ed up during June $50,000; the North
Pole, 80,000: the Columbia. $45.-
000; Golconda, $35,000; the Radger,
$30,000; total. $240,000. The produc
tion of the Red Boy is variously stat
ed to be from $25,000 to $50,000, and
therefore should be added to-the to
tal production.
There are many other properties
that are constantly shipping ores
away for treatment at smelters. It is
Impossible to get any figures as to the
value of these ores, as no returns are
given from the smelters receiving
them, except to the owners, and the
latter as a rule are opposed to mak
ing public these figures. It would be
safe in fixing the total at $350,000 for
the month. This total includes the
cleanup from many claims in the dis
trict that are not ranking with the
big producers. This also Includes the
output of the placers as far as can
be learned.
Oregon King Looking Up.
lie Oregon mine, which has
been shut down for several years on
account of litigation, is again hoist
ing ore. The management Is looking
for more miners and preparing to
make heavy shipments. To give ...
history of this mine would be to re
peat that of other properties accident
ly, discovered, abandoned, relocated
and developed sufficiently to make a
trial shipment, which was found to
give surprising returns. Shipments
followed, which, after deducting
charges for a 60-mile wagon haul to
the then terminus of the Columbia
Southern railway, which was being
extended southward, and freight from
there to the smeiter at Tocama, net
ted over $105 per ton.
Not Enough Water.
The voters of the proposed Little
Walla Walla river irrigation district
tear Frewater turned down the pro
nositlon to form an irrigation
district byMJi2AJM&-SotA.
eTg Irving at the upper end of the dis-
trte killing th- proposition - on - th
ground that the river does not give
enough water when at low ebb for
those holding riparian rights, where
as If an irrigation district were form
ed Including both themselves and
those below them, they would have
to divide what water was with those
lelow them. A three-fifths vote of
the residents was required to carry
the establishment.
Hot Contest for Land.
A contest of more than usual Impor
tance was begun in the Oregon City
Land Office a few days ago. Import
ant Is the contest because an entire
section of heavily timbered land lo
cated near Corvallls, Benton county,
s involved. It is estimated that the
section contains 16,000,000 feet of
fine timber. - There are four entry
men, each having filed upon a quarter
section, and there are as many con
testants on the ground that the en
trymen abandoned and did not prove
up properly on the land.
Prospects for New Flax Mill.
James Boyce, a millionaire of Mim-
cle. Ind.. who is at Salem, is investi
gating the prospects for a new flax
mill in that city. He has made a for
tune In that business, and is Impress
ed with the Idea that such an industry
would be a paying one there. He is
much pleased with the excellence of
the Oregon flax fibre, and may back
Mr. Eugene Bosse, the local .flax-erqw-er,
in the construction of a mill to
manufacture the flax fibre into a
marketable product.
Wheat Walla Walla, 7 7 78c j val
ley, 7Pc.
Barley Feed, $19.00 per ton; brew
Flour Best grades, $4.10 5 50:
graham $3.35(13.76..
Millstnffs Bran, $23 per ton; mid
diings, $27; shorts, $23; chop, $18.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.07 1.07
gray, $1 05 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $1920; clover.
nominal; cheat, $15 16 per ton.
Potatoes Best Bnrbanks, 7075r
per sack; ordinary, 8545c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $3(3
3.60 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 1 1(3 12c ;
young, 16(3 17 He; bens, lZe; turkeys
live, 10(3 12c; dressed, Ufa 15c; dn-ks
M. 00?5.00 per dozen; eese, $6.00(9
Cheese Fall cream, twins. 15
16c; Yonng America, 15X116c; fact
ory prices, 131 Kc less.
Butter Fancy creamery, 20f22!-f
per pound; extras, 22c; dairy. 20(3
22H'e; store, 16c317.
Pegs 20rf21c per dosen.
Hops Chol.e, l.V$re per pound.
Wool Valley, 17lSe; Eastern Or
egon, 12915c; mohair, 86337He.
Beef Grots, cows, ai(gc, per
pound; steers, 65Jo. dressed, 7c.
Veal 7K 38c
Mutton Groea, $c per pound
Lam be Groes, 4c per pound
dressed. Tc.
Hof Grose, 6(38 Xt per ponnd
o r
Utah Forwards Object With Liberal ,
Ogden, Utah, July 29. Unusual
efforts have been made to insure the
success of the 11th National Irritation
Congress, which will be held here
September 15 to 18, inclusive. A lib
eral state appropriation was made,
and the amount has Ixea doubled by
private subscriptions from officers of
the congress and from citizens of the
city and state.
The program has been carefully ar
ranged with the view of achieving
practical benefit, and will include
practical irrigation and . forestry les
sons, reports of experts, application of
provisions of the reclamation act,
state progress nnder the national act,
views on settlement of lega! complica
tions and the pertinent and important
theme of colonization.
As Utah is the pioneer state in irri
gation, special opportunities will be
offered ior the study of the history and
progress of the science, and excursions
will be arranged to enable delegates to
take full advantage of the fact.
Special terms have been secured
from the railroads, and Ogden hotels
Lave announced that there will be no
advance in their rates. Complete ar
rangements have been made for the en
tertainment of visitors, reception com
mittees being detailed to visit all
The basis of rpeiesentalion in the
congress will be:
The governor of each itate and ter
ritory to appoint 20 delegated; the
mayor of each city of lets than' 25,000
population to apoint two delegates; the
mayor of each city of more than 25,000
population to appoint four delegates;
each board of county commissioners to
appoint two delegates; each chamber
of commerce, board of trade, commer
cial club or real estate exchange to ap
point two delegates; each organized ir
rigation, agricultural or livestock asso
ciation to appoint two delegates; each
society of engineers to appoint two del
egates; each irrigation company, emi
gration society or agricultural college,
and each college or university having
chairs ol hydraulic engineering or for
estry to appoint two delegates.
The following are delegates by virtue
ol their respective offices: The presi
dent and members of bis cabinet; the
duly ac redited representative of any
foreign nation or colony; the govern
or of any state or territory ; any mem
ber of the United States senate or
huUBU 'ut TPJifetentatives: member of
any au or territorial commission.
Trains In Minnesota Collide
Four Men are Killed.
St. Paul, July 29.- Two trains met
in a head-on collision on the Chicago
Great Wetsren this morning and the
result is four men killed and 25 cr 30
passengers injured.
The two trains were the Twin City
Limited and a fast (reight. The
limited was running as a first section to
Minneapolis. The second section con
sisted o! an excursion train running
from Des Moines to Minneapolis and
was three hours behind time. The
fast freight, southbound, received an
order at Dodge Center reading that the
secon . scetion of the passenger train
was three hours late and the trew evi
dently misread the order and attempted
to make Vlaisty Siding, between Dodge
Center and Hastings, Minn., thinking
tlat it was the limited that was late.
Meanwhile the limited was poind
ing along at regular speed . nd met the
freight head-on juBt after it had
rounded a curve ai Vlasity. The morn-
ng was foggy and neither engineer saw
the other in time to stop, although the
engineer of the limited had applied the
air brakes.
That the two trains came together
with terrific force was evidenced by the
fact that!both engines weradly dam
aged andjthe baggage andbuffet cars
weie completely wrecked, ine oag-
gageman was buried beneath a pile of
trunks when the car was lifted off the
track, but was taken out uninjured
Qeneral Davis Retires.
Manila, July 29. Majoi General
Davis has transferred the command of
the department of the Philippines to
Maj r General James F. Wade, General
Davis having been retired for old age
General Davis' last act was to review-
all tho troops about Marila. The re
cords in the case of First Lieutenant
Foley, of the Fifth cavalry, who was
court martialed on charges involving
the embezzlement of soldiers' money
and other financial irregularities, have
been forwarded to Washington.
Boy Not Fit For a King.
St. Petersburg, July i9. A special
ist on tbe treatment of backward chil
dren, at the command of the imperial
government, examined and observed
Prince George, the eldest son of King
Peter Ksrazrgevich of Servia, during
the past week, and has reported to the
emperor that the boy is a degenerate.
Prince George is 18 years old. Un
June 12 a Berlin dispatch to the Lon
don Times said that King feter might
abdicate in favor of his son.
Rezed By Llghtalng .
Minneapolis, Joly 29. One of the
worst wind, lightning and rain storms
in tbe history of the city struck Minne
apolis todav. In Southeast Minneapo
lis tbe financial loa will aggregate
many thousands o( dolars. Buildings
were razed, others were unroofed and
lightning splintered some Electric-
vires were prostrated and nearly all
the street cars were tied op.
Outbreak Was Unexpected and Officers
Were Taken by SurprUe-L'scd Knives
Made From Flies to Capture OuarJa
Looted Armory and Secured Plenty
of Arms and Ammunition.
Folsom, Cal., July 29-Thirteen
desperate convicts assault and over
come the guard, capture the prison
armory, make their escape and carry
with them 11 officials and guards of
the Folsom state prison, including War
den Wilkinson and Captain R. S.
Such, in brief, was the news that
startled the people of this community
and sent a thrill through the length
and breadth of the state this morning.
Ihis morning affairs at the prison
went forward in the ordinary groove.
There was no indication of t
The conspiracy of the desperate con
victs whe had decided on a dash for
liberty, had been well kept. The pris
oners marched into the dining room
and had breakfast. After the meal
the men marched out of the main gate
of the prison into the yard. The upper
yard line was out and most of the 6toue
line was through, when two prisoners
turned suddenly on W. Chalmers, the
outer gate keeper, and 'a dozen others
rushed lor the captain's office, only a
few feet to the left of the main en
trance to the prison proper.
tach ol the desperate men was
armed with a "fi'e Inife"
or a razor,
and in the twinkling of an eye they
were in me midst ol the assemb ed
guards and officers, none of whom were
armed, and ordered them to line up
and march out.
The convicts, having- quelled all
demonstrations made by the free men.
started with their prisoners across the
yard in the direction of the prison arm
ory. Four guards were at the armory
receiving their rifles preparatory io
taking out their "lines." The convicts
marched their prisoners up to the arm
ory, and, holding their knives over
them, demanded that the doors be
opened. It was a cae of opening the
doors or slaughtering, the Kanlsn.rap.
tain and other officials. Warden Wil
kinson realized the uselessnefs of re
sistance, and told the guards to open
the armory doors. This was done, and
the convicts took possession, secured 10
rifles, 25 revolvers and all the ammu
nition they wanted, and then marched
to the main entrance and demanded
that the gate be opened. They again
threatened their prisoners and the gute
was,ed. The convicts marched
out and up the hill in the very teeth of
the Gatling guns trained on them.
The; plan iiad worked even beyond
the wildest hope of their imagination.
Iheir prisone-s were: their safeguard.
and they bad not lost a single man.
fosses were started in pursuit. 21
guards, headed by lieutenants, and
were alter the fugetives half an hour
after they started. Sheriff Beeee dep
utized J. J. Hinters, who gathered a
posse and stalled on the trail over the
mountains, and posees from Eldorado
county were also put in motion.
Battle With Convicts.
Auburn, Cal., July 29. fierce bat
tle occurred between the escaped Fol
som convicts and the officers toniaht
near Pilot Hill, in Eldorado county.
The convicts were traveling in a (our
horse wagon, and after holding up and
looting a store at Pilot Hill of provis
ions, proceeded in the direction of
Shortly after leaving Pilot Hill they
were overtaken by posses from Sacra
mento, Folsom and Placerville. Guard
Curry, of the Folsom pot-se, opened ne
gotiations by shooting one of the
horses attached to the convicts' wagon,
and this blocked the advance and an
open fight ensued. Convict Howard
was killed outright and Seabis, a negro
convict, was badly wounded. Two
guards, who were with the convicts,
managed to escape. It was alsc noticed
that Gordon and another convict were
missing, and it is presumed that they
dropped out somewhere between Folsom
and Pilot Hill and have taken to the
woods, which anywhere in this locality
wonld provide safe hiding.
Panama Situation drave.
Washington, July 29. Consul Gud
ger at Panama has made the following
report by cable to the state department
of the episode at that place: "Last
night about 10 o'clock soldiers, headed
k-y tbe commsmler-in-chief, searched
tbe governor's house. The governor
escaped, tried to reach the' consulate,
but was intercepted. Took refuge at
the house of an American. Streets
lined with ro!diers. A i rested secre
tary of state and departmental em
ployes. Department has money."
Thames Flood Damages.
London. July 29. Heavy rains over
tbe south of England caused serious
floods and great damage in London.
The noderground railway was flooded
and many printing rooms of London
newspapers built in the underground
district between Fleet street and the
Embankment were flooded and unable
to print. Tbe heavy rains coincided
with a high tide on the Thames, in
undating several lowlying district's.