The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, September 03, 1903, Image 1

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NO. 16.
Published every Thursday.
S. F. BLVTHB SON, Publishers.
Terms of subscription tl.30 a year when paid
In adveuce.
The poetofflce It open daily between tarn,
a' d p. m.j 8unriay rom 12 to 1 o'clock. Malls
l r the East clone it 11:) a. in. and 9 p. m ; for
the M eat at 7:10 a. m. and 1:40 p. in. Mail leaves
For Jit. Hood, daily at 12:80 p. m.: arrive!,
10:80 a m
For I'heaoweth, Wash., at 1:30 a. ra. Tuea
davr, Trurwiaya and Saturday! ; arrives same
; at 7 p. m.
tor Unaerw od. Wash., at 8:90 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays end Saturdays; arrives tame
daya at V p. m.
For While Salmon, Waah., dally at 2:45 p, m.;
arrives at u a. m. ,
For Hood River dally at 9 a. m.; arrive at
e:o p. nj.
ForHiiaum, Trout Lake and Oulea, Wash.,
aauy at iw a. m.; arrivea at n m.
For Oienwood, oilmer and Fulda, Wash.,
dally at C30 a. in.: arrives at 6 p. m.
Fur ttnettal and Hnowdcn, Wash., at 11:30
a. m. Tuesdays and Saturdsys; arrivea same
aays, iu:i a. m.
For Bin en, Waah., daily at 4:45 p. m.; ar
rives at 8:46 a. m.
1 A MKRIC A Meets second and Fourth Mon
days in each month In K. of P. hall.
H. J. Frederics, C. R.
B. F. Fouts, Financial Secretary.
"U PEN DO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Frldivi ol the mouth. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U. Haosiua, Counsellor.
Mine Nilui Cun, Secretary.
I'nion No. 142, meets In Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7 :S0 o'clock. C. L. Corfu, Preaident.
1. E. Hamna, Secretary.
I 87, 1. 0. O. F. -Meets first, and third Fri
days Id each mouth.
Misa Edits Moeai, N. 0.
L. E. Moimi, Secretary.
SANBY POST, No. 16, O. A. R.-MeetaatA.
O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays
each month at i o'clock p. m. All Q. A. R.
membera invited to meet with us.
W. H. Piaav, Commander,
T. J. Cbbnino, Adjutant.
ANBY W. R. C, No. 16 Meets second and
luurtn Haturaays oi eacn montn in A. u, u.
hall at 1 p. m. Mrs. Fannie Bailiy, Pre.
iMhs. T. J. I'annino, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A
M.lxeeia Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. W.M. Yatu, W. M.
C. D. ThompboM, Secretary.
Meets third Friday nisilit ot each month.
U. R. CABTHia, H. P.
A. S. Blowirs, Secretary.
XL Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
ings ol each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Mm. May Yatib, W. M.
Mas. Mait B. Davidson, Seoretary.
LETA ASSEMBLY No. 103. United Artisans,
Meets rlrst and third Wednesdays, work;
accond and fourth Wednesdays social: Arti
sans hall. F. C. Baosius, if. A.
F. B. Baknks, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 90, K. of P.-Mect
In K. of P. hall every Tuesday night.
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
Da. C. H. Jiniinb, K. of R. A B.
KIVER8IDK LODGE, No. 88, A. O. 0. W.
Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. BaaNia, W. M.
K. R., Financier.
Cmaria Shuts, Recorder.
IDI.EWll.DE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meeta in Fraternal hall every Thursday
Bight. Go. W. THOMrsoN, N. G.
J. L. HlNBIitaoH, Secretary.
II meets at A. O. U. W. hall ea the first ui
third Fridays of each month.
Waltkb Uereik, Commander.
O. E. Williams, Secretary.
JV HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meeta first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Rati M. Frederick, C. ef H.
Miss Annie Smith, Recorder.
WiTrIVeFcAMpTno. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets In Odd Fellows' Hall th first and
third Wednckdavs of each month.
J. R. Rub, V. C.
. C. U. Dakih, Clerk.
1,1 DEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
JTi Regular meeting second and fourth Mob
days of each mont h. W . O. Asa, C. f.
V. L. Hekderson, Scribe).
Q 11. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephonea: Office, 281; residence, M.
Office In Langtll bid. Hood River, Oregon.
Sold crowns and bridge work and all kinds ef
Up-to-Dtti Dentistry.
accessor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered in town or eeantry,
Day or Night.
Telephonea: Residence, 81; Offloa,U
Office over Iverharfa Grocery.
F. WATT, M. 0.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephonea: Office, 211 ; residence, 281.
1AKI rv;DL,lu aim noM
or l jr-r. m ' - -
Ington. Haa had many years eiperleaca la
Real aswia eair. ", .
titles and aaenk BatlsfacUen tuarantaed oc
Be charge.
EiUannten furnlihad lor nil kinds ol
work. Repairing inclnlty. All kinds
of ehop work. Shop on SUU Strnot,
between Flrat and Second.
AbttrmcU Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
'Phone Centra), or 111.
Office Bonn: 10 to 11 A. VL J U I
and to t r. u
Do (eaaral Unklnf bniiaeea.
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening; ol the Put Week,
Presented la Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Intereetlng to Our
Many Readers.
The arbitrators in the Venezuelan
claima cane ia in session.
Surveyor General Eagleson, of Idaho,
isto be removed from oflLe.
The commandant ol the Paget sound
navy yard asks for appropriations of
nearly f 3,000,000. ,
The Columbia river bar shows much
improvement. There is nearly a foot
more water now than this time last
A new disease similar to bubonic
plague has broken out in Cuba and is
puzzling doctors who are unable to do
anything with it.
The third attempt to sail the third
race of the present series was a failure
on acount of lack of wind. The boats
did not even start.
A Japanese gunboat would not allow
the American steamer Stanley Dollar
to land at a Corean port, trtie was
under charter by a Russian firm to load
A war is on between rival steamer
lines from Portland to The Dalles.
The passenger rate has been lowered to
25 cents and freight is carried for one
dollar a ton.
The negro suffrage association, of
Boston, declares Booker T. Washington
is not a fit leader for the race and has
asked Roosevelt not to take his counsel
if be would hold the colored vote.
Ex.Mavor Ames, of Minneapolis, has
been refused a new trial.
The present summer is the coldest
ever experienced in Mew York.
All teamsters in Seattle are on a
strike and other anions threaten to
Philadelphia and Baltimore have
combined Ln an effort to hold the ex
port trade.
Peru will prohibit the immigration
of memrjers of the religious orders ex
pelled from France.
Colombia ia facing serious uprising
of her subjects. The rejection of the
Panama canal treaty is given as the
Russo-Japanese negotiations are mak
ing headway and there is no doubt that
they will soon be brought to a satisfact
ory issue.
The wind was again too light for a
race Monday, but the Reliance was
farther ahead of Shamrock than in any
previous race.
The appointment of M. Witte by the
czar to be president of the council oi
ministers is regarded by many as a
victory for the war party.
German socialists are In a lively
wrangle as to the policy they will pur
sue in the reichatag.
The Chicago Northwestern railway
will let out all of its women employes
and hereafter employ only men.
The copyright of "Peaceful Henry
a new musical hit, has been purchased
by the publishers of "Hiawatha" for
Minister Leishman'i demands on
Turkey for attemetnpted assassination
of the rice consul bring quieting
Popular subscriptions will be asked
from all paita of the CiJted States
with which to secure a testimonial for
Sir Thomas Lipton.
ThaTnrkiiih envov at Washington, in
discussing the attempted assassination
of the American consul, blames mis.
ionaries for the rebellion.
Ex-Secretary of State Powers, of
Kentucky, has been found guilty of
complicity ln the assassination of ex
Governor Goebel and sentenced to be
The recent attack on Vice Consul
Magelssen was not the first. About
two years ago he was knocked down
and robbed by three men. He attack
ed his assailants, recovered his watch
and gave them a severe beating.
Nebraska and Iowa are still suffering
from floods.
Joseph Ha worth, a well known actor,
is deal from heart disease.
Captain A. J. Pearman, squatter
governor of Nebraska nnder territorial
government, is dead.
A Ban Pedro-Los Angeles electric car
was held np by three masked men and
the passengers robbed.
A cloudburst near Moorcroft, Wyo.,
washed out two large bridges on the
Bariington and 'did much damage to
other property.
Masked robbers looted the Mc Far-
land, Kan., depot, beat two men into
insensibility, and escapad with booty,
which was small.
Sir Thomas Lipton baa given up all
hope of winning a single race) In the
1903 eerie and say he will never
again challenge for the America's cop
until England produces the eonaj of
Nat HerreahoS.
Twentv Italian soldiers were killed
and 80 injured in a train collision near
California frowera want the Oreeo
grower to hold on for 25 cents fer
their bop.
Cattlemen Will Establish a Large Pack
ing Plant at Kansas City.
Kanss City, Mo., Sept. 3. Twenty-
five stockmen from different parts of
the Western grass country met in this
city today and arranged to perfect the
organization of a packing company to
compete with the alleged packers' trust
The new company was named the Inde
pendent packing company. Articles
of incorporation will be drawn up to
morrow and signed at a meeting to be
held tomorrow afternoon. The com
pany will have a capital stock of f 5,
000 .000, and will be incorporated under
the laws of Arizona. Of the total cap
italization, 51 per cent will be so dis
posed of as to be held in oscrow by
the board of directors of the company.
This will assure stockmen who will in
terest themselves in the plan that the
company will always be controlled oy
stock interests. The rest of the stock
will be sold to stockmen, if possible,
although no purchaser will be barred.
The division of stock, as decided
upon today, was made to prevent any
possibility of the alleged packers' trust
gaining control of the new independent
company. Two million of the stock
will be issued at first. The rest will
be put out later. Formerly it was the
plan to include the United States pack
ing comapny, of Pueblo, Colo., in the
scheme. Now it is predicted on good
authority that the Pueblo plant will
never be built, but that its capitaliza
tion of more than $1,500,000 will either
be transferred to the Independent pack
ing company or be allowed to revert
back to the stockmen who subscribed it.
Charles F. Martin, secretary of the
National livestock association, who was
one of the promoters of the United
States packing company and a stock
holder, is in Kansas City promoting
the organiaztion of the Independent
packing company. The Independent
packing company will build one plant
in the Missouri valley, but the exact
location has not yet been decided upon.
It is to be in operation in the fall of
next year. Another plant will be built
later, probably in Texas.
Macedonians Proclaim an Uprising-
Leader Head Outbreak.
Sofia,' Sept. 3. The Macedonian rev
olutionists awaited the anniversary of
the sultan's accession to proclaim the
long anticipated general insurrection in
Northern Macedonia, the proclamation
of which was issued today, signed bj
all the membera of the insurgent gen
eral staff. The new outbpreak is head
ed by the famous Macedonian leaders,
General Zuntcheff, president of the
Macedonian committee and Colonel
Jankhoff, who was wounded in the ris
ing of 1902.
The new territory covers the districts
in the valley of the Struma, at the base
of the Rhodope mountain chain and to
the north of the Nardar river. Colonel
Jankoff is directing the movements of
the bands in the southern part.
It is reported that Hilmi Pasha, the
inspector general for Macedonia, re
fuses to leave his headquarters in the
Konakat Monastir. The insurgent
leader, Grueff, in a letter to Helmi
Pasha, demanded that he prevent the
barbarous acts of the Turkish soldiers
and Bashi Bazouks, otherwise the revo
lutionists would massacre all the Turk
ish inhabitants.
Multnomah Boys Spending Thlr Sum on
Portland's Big Fall Carnival.
Ten thousand dollars is the sum be
ing expended by the Multnomah ath
letic club on Portland's big fall carni
val, September 14 to 26 inclusive and
it is safe to say that the biggest and
beat show of the kind ever seen on the
Pacific coast will be that in September.
The giants from the athletic field will
be there and lovers of athletic events
will have an opportunity to see the big
fellows contest for prizes. Low rates
have been granted by the railroads and
the attendance no doubt will be very
large. The boys have decided to make
every day a special day and this will
be something of an innovation in the
way of a carnival.
Fair Exhibit Takes Form.
Berlin, Sept. 3. Germany' exhibit
at the St. Louis exposition is taking
form. Some shipments have already
been made, and it is possible to fore
cast the whole with tolerable accuracy.
The collective exhibits of porcelain,
bronzes, textiles, foods, toys, leather-
work, intemr decorations and 20 more
specialties will be complete and will
represent the best that Germany can
do. The government exhibits, snch as
transportation, education and art, will
be the finest ever sent out of the coun
try. Forty Hurt In Wreck.
Hastings, Ia., Sept. 3. Passenger
train No. 3 on the Burlington as
wrecked here tonight in head-on col
lision with a freight engine and thre
cars. According to statement of pas
sengers, the train was running about 10
miles an hour when the collision took
place. The passengers were thrown
from their seats and about 40 were in
lured more or less sever ly, but none,
so far as reported, sustained serious in
Why Canatl Treaty Was Rejected.
New York, Sept. 3. Dispatches from
a Bogota correspondent assert, says
Panama dispatch to the Herald, that
the Panama canal treaty was rejected
by the senate because of the impera
tive nature of the note received from
Secretary of the State Hay and United
State Minister Be a pre. These
not, the correspondent declare, were
regarded a offensive.
Silver Loving Cups (or Agricultural
Governor Chamberlain is in receipt
of a letter from Chairman Fred J
Kelsel, of the executive committee of
the National Irrigation congress, call
ing attention to the four $500 prizes
to be awarded at the session of the
congress in September. The prizes
are silver loving cups, one for the
best exhibit of hops, one for the best
showing of barley, one for the finest
display of varied fresh fruits, and
one for the best showing of sugar
beets, with the highf-st percentage of
fiugar. The cup to oe given for the
best display of fruit is described as
being 23 Inches in height and weighs
270 ounces. It Is of silver and repre
sents the Goddess Pomona distribut
ing the kindly fruits of the earth.
The letter urges Governor Chamber
lain to be present, if possible, and to
see that Oregon is fittingly represent
ed, as the subjects discussed will be of
great importance to this state. It will
probobly not be convenient for Gov-
enor Chamberlain to go to Ogden to
attend the Congress, which meets
September 15.
Settlers Are Very Anxious Over the Out
come of It.
A nnmher nf residents of Warner
Valley, Lake County, were in Salem
rprentlv in Interview members of the
state land board regarding the out
come of the controversy over tne pos
session of their homes. The litigation
before the federal land department re
sulted in favor of the, Warner Valley
Stock company. The settlers claimed
I, hnmoRrparlerii while the company
claimed under a purchase from the
state under the swamp lana laws, i ne
settlers, having been defeated, asked
the board to aid them In retaining the
homes they had taken. The board list
ened to arguments and has taken the under advisement. In the
meantime, Governor Chamberlain tele
graphed the federal land department
not to Issue a patent conveying the
land tn tha state until he reauested it.
The land company cannot secure title
to the land until a patent issues to tne
Coming Event.
M. A. A. C. carnival, Portland, Sep
tember 14-26.
Multnomah- Fair Association races,
Irvington track, September 21-26.
imititiitpfl Bevlns. Sep
tember 7-9; Salem, September 9-11;
Vale, September 10-12; Oregon City,
ecnt.miu.F 1&.17-. Klamath Falls. Sep
tember 28-30; Lakeview, October 1-3,
and Hlllsboro, October 28-au. ,
Oregon National uuaro encaniii
mont Sontomhnr S-12: Third Infantry.
Gearhart Park; Separate Battalion,
Roseburg, September i-ii.
Carnival, Oregon City, septemoer
5-8. . .
Labor Day, Portland, September 7.
State convention of mining men,
Portland, September 7.
Joint concatenation or noo noon,
Portland, September 9.
Lincoln County f air, loieao, Sep
tember 10-12.
State Fair, Salem, September
Woolerowers' Association, Baker
City, September 14-18.
Harney County f air, Burns, oy
tember 14-20.
Races, Antelope,-September u-i.
Stock exhibit and race meet, Port
land, September 21-26.
Fair, Toledo, septemoer
., ,1 TTaatorn f"lrPZnn DIsMCl
Fair, The Dalles, September 22-b.
Carnival. Pendleton, septemoer o-,
October 1. - .
Carnival, The Dalles, septemoer ia-
October 3. -
Second Southern Oregon District
Fair, Eugene, September 29-October 3.
Race meet, Sumpter, uctoDer i-o.
Klamath County Fair, Klamath Falls,
October 6-9. ,
C.rnnk County Jockey Ciuo men,
Prineville, October 27-29.
Scotch reunion, Fossil, uciooer
Five Contest Cases. .
involving 800
acres of valuable timber land, located
25 miles eaBt of Albany, are engages
the attention of the Oregon City land
Tho ihhp are of more than or
dinary interest, since the lands upon
which a commuted proor anu casn .re
ceipts were Issued in January. 1902.
have since been sold to disinterested
parties. Contestants now appear be
fore the land office officials and allege
klnsr nroof on the
lands failed to maintain a residence
on the premises and resonea to ir
regular practices in making final
Looking lor Dam Site.
Civil Engineer F. H. Newell, chief of
.t. Srntim reclamation Ber
lins U 1, - . .
vice, with a party of advisers consist
ing of Civil Engineers j. u. lmiiul-u.i.,
of Los Angeles, Cal.. who Is in charge
of the reclamation surveys in osiuui-
nla- H N. Savage, consulting en
gineer, and John T. Whistler, in charge
of the Oregon worn, are in tne nrigu-
borhood of Westfail ana w iiiow i,ree.
to investigate tne propoeea
government reservoirs in Malheur
New Building for Ashland NormaL
rrv omnium Di-pcon state normal
school will open for the coming year
o . 11 President Mulkey.
on Dt'iiit:u"i ;
who has been traveling eitenslvely
over the state In the interest oi v
institution, says tne prospect uir -
A tha hrlehtest In its nlS-
tory. The new academic and adminis
tration building, provmeu iur vj
.... i.i.i.f la helnc rushed to
completion. It will be a fine structure
and will cost aDout tau.
School District Bonds Bought.
..... rem Kn rit riaa ramnleted
I ne eu ' , .
It sixth purchas of chool district
eonds the last purchase being $8500
. . t,vni diiafrirt Ka 1. JaCK-
OI DODUS ui " " -
son county. The bond bear 5 per
cent interest.
To Work the Largest Cinnabar Deposit
In America.
A 300-ton quicksilver plant Is going
up on the Black Butte mines near Cot
tage Grove, in which G. B. Dennis, of
Spokane, is interested.
"Four years of uninterrupted devel
opment, said Mr. Dennis," has ex
posed the most expansive imbedding
of clnnibar ore on the American con
tinent if not ln the world. The work
represents an expenditure of nearly
"The Black Butte quicksilver mines
are located in Lane county, some 18
miles from Cottage Grove. During the
four years 12,000 feet of work has been
done, which includes a vertical shaft
to the 1000-foot level. At each 100-foot
station a drift running on the foot wall
has been driven either Bide of the shaft
the full length of the pay shoot. 227
feet, and at each level the ledge has
been crosscut for Its full width of 80
'The average of the ore Is about 16
In quicksilver or $10 it ton, and there
Is now blocked out more than $2,000.-
000 in quicksilver. The present 40
ton smelting or distilling plant Is be
ing enlarged to a 300-ton capacity and
the mine equipped with a complete
electrical waterpower plant, furnish
ing power and light, which places the
property in position for working upon
a very large scale."
Brick Supply Equals Demand.
The force of workmen has complet
ed the burning of a kiln of 300.0BO
bricks, and now the supply of material
is sufficient to keep construction work
In progress at the penitentiary, reform
school and aslyum. At each of these
places the new buildings and addi
tions are under construction. Super
intendent James says that although the
contract for the construction of an ex
ecution chamber at the prison does not
require its completion before January
1, the building will be ready for use
before that time, and, so far as he can
see now, It will be ready before the
date jof any hanging now in prospect.
Horfd River Apples Contracted.
Joseph A.' Wilson, manager of the
Hood River Applegrowers' Union, has
lust consummated a $20,000 apple sale.
The Davidson fruit company, of Hood
River, Is the purchaser, and has de
posited $1000 to bind the sale. The
price for fancy four-tier Spltzensbergs
Is $2 a box; yellow Newtons, $1.80, the
apples to be delivered at railway at
picking time. Before the recent or
ganization of the union, buyers were
paying $1.45 a box for Spitzenbergs.
This is the largest fruit sale ever" .made
ln Hood River. - .
Much Building at Ashland.
It is estimated that the value of
building improvements just completed,
or now under way, in Ashland will
reach $50,000, and the high tide of
building activity in that city for the
oast two or three years promises to
be equaled before the close of the pres
ent season. A number of new business
buildings have recently been' complet
ed and many new and substantial resi
dences are now ln course of construc
tion throughout the city.
Sale of School Land.
Though sale of school land have
practically ceased, the receipts of the
land department, are undiminished.
The monthly statement, made by Clerk
George G. Brown, shows that for
August the collections were $30,036.11,
or over $1000 a day. This is equal to
the normal receipts while school land
was selling. The money now coming
in is composed chiefly of deferred pay
ments on sales heretofore made.
Will Pack Meat on a Large Scale.
Rehor.and Hulac of Omaha, Neb.,
have bought out Kerr & Housler's
meat market and cold storage plant at
McMlnnvllle. They are making ar
rangements to carry on an extensive
pork and meat packing business. Mc
Mlnnvllle was their choice, due to ex
tensive stock raising the farmers have
gone into this last four or five years.
Yamhill county has ten times the stock
today it had six years ago.
Wheat Walla Walla, 78079c; blue
stem, 8082c; valley, 86c.
Flour Valley, $3.6'3.85 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, $3.60(34.00;
hard wheat, patents, $1.10(34.50.
graham, $3.3'3.75; whole wheat,
$3.554.00: rye wheat, $1.50.
Barley Feed, $:0.00(321.00 per ton;
brewing, $21; rolled, $21(g21.60.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.07's gray,
$1.00(31.05 per cental. -
Millstuffs Bran, $22 per ton; mid
dlings, $25; shorts, 122; chop, f 13 ;
linseed dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy, $14.00 per ton;
clover, nominal; grain, $10; cheat,
Butter Fancy creamery, 22i25c
per pound; dairy, 18320c; store, 15
Cheese Full cream, twins, 14c;
Young America, 15c; factory prices,
KStlHc less-
Poultry Chickens, mixed, HKd
12c per pound; spring, 14l4ii
hen, 1212tfc; broiler. $2.00 per
dozen; turkeys, live, 10(S 12c per
pound ;dreed,14ai5e; ducks, $44.6P
per dozen ; geeee, $56. 50.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 19c.
Potatoes Oregon, 7585 per sack;
tweet potatoes, 2Xc per pound.
Wheat Sack In lot of 100, 5c
Beef Groe steers, $3.75(24.25;
dressed, 67c per pound.
Veal 8X per pound.
Mutton Gross, $3; dressed, 5 (J
5c; lambs, gross, $3.50; d re Bed, e.
Hog Gross, $5.50(35.76; dressed.
Hop 1902 crop, 20c per pound.
Tallow Prime, per pound, 435c:
No. and grease, 2Hft3e.
Wool Valley, 17(118cj Eastern
Oregon, 12315c; mohair, S533",c.
Chicago Hold-Up Men Olve Their Vic
tlmi No Warning.
Chicago, Sept. 3. Without a word
of warning two men were killed and
two others wounded by hold-up men at
the barns of the Chicago City railway
company, Sixty-first and State streets,
at an early hour today. The shooting
was done by three men who escaped
after securing $3,000. Three of the
men who were shot Were working in
the cashier's office and the other was a
motorman asleep ' in the outer office.
The men in the office were shot befoie
they were aware ot the robber's pres
ence and the motorman was killed as
he was rising from a bench where he
had been sleeping.
The robbers took no chances, but dis-
iiosed of all the opposition of the em
ployes before they entered the office.
Choosing the time when employes were
busily engaged in balancing up the re
ceipts of the niuht, just after the last
conductor bad turned in his money and
left the barns, the robbers etiddenly ap
peared at the receiving window and be
gan shooting without warning.
Making sure that all opposition bad
been removed the robbers then broke
open the door of the cashier's office
with a sledge hammer and took from
the desk f 3,000 in bills. Tbey then
made their escape.
Four men were arrested three hours
later on suspicion of being implicated
in the crime. They as yet have no
been identified.
Danish West Indie Board Finds People
Are Well Satisfied.
Berlin, Sept. 2. The National Zei
tung says the Danish West Indian com
mission is said to have reported as fol
lows to Finance Minister Hage:
"The pcpulation of the islands is sat
isfied to remain under Danish rule.
The whites hope from the newly awak
ened interest of Denmark in the Island
an improvement of economic conditions
and the fostering of civilizing influence.
The negroes, for the greater part, are
indifferent, and know bnt little about
Denmark. The administration of the
islands was found to be unpractical
and expensive and the hygienic condit
ions entirely unsatisfactory."
It is believed, says the National Zie-
tung, that the commission wilt report
in favor of reducing the military estab
lishment on ths islands and reorganiz
ing the gendarmerie on modern lines.
The report will also suggest that more
attention be paid to publio instruction,
the improvement of the hospitals, the
tobacco growing industry and the rais
ing of corn. The commission places
great weight on the necessity of com
munication between the islands them
selves nd with Denmark. The hope
is expressed that the exports sf the is
lands can be developed, and in this
connection hopes are based on the new
ly formed West Indian steamship and
land company.
Venezuelan Government Punishes All
Who May Present Claims.
Willemstad, Island ot Curacao, Sept.
2 Harsh justice is being meted out to
foreigners residing in the interior of
Venezuela, where the local authorities
are bunting down all foreigners who
dare to present claims against Venezu
ela in accordance with the recent pro
Near Coroa, a local tribunal refused
to accept the testimony of five Italians.
On the latter insisting on tendering
their depositions, three were arrested
and thrown into jail. Two of them
attempted to escape and were fired up
on, one being killed. The Venezuelan
government does not deny this occur
rence, but is doing all it can to pre
vent repetition.
It is learned on good authority that
letters rent to foreigners from the Ital
ian and other legations instructing
them to send in their claims were
seized in the posts so as to prevent the
claims from arriving at Caracas in due
Where Mad Mullah Oct Arm.
Aden Arabia, Sept. 2. The principal
sources for the supply of rifles and am
munition to the Mad Mullah's forces
in Somaliland have been traced through
a complete identification of trade marks
through agents at Harsar and Jaoutil,
Abyssinia, to a London Arm. bince
the commencement of the operations
in Somaliland, an aggregate of 8.000,-
000 rounds of Lee-Metford rifle ammu
nition and correspondingly large num
bers of Lee-Metford and Gra rifles
have been shipped by this London Arm
to Jibutil and Harsar.
Chine Rebel Are Winning.
Washington, Sept. 2. Consul Mc
Wade, at Canton, nnder date of August
24, has sent to the state department a
detailed account of the insurrection in
Kwang Si province, from which it ap
pears that in a number of engagements
the rebels defeated the government
troops. The rebels ar reported well
armed and well drilled. The insurg
ents are led by Lnk Kin, who was
prominent when LI Hung Chang ruled
the empire.
Ounboat Sink at Sea.
Caiis, Spain, Sept. 2. Tb Austrian
gunboat Sberla ha foundered off this
port. Eleven tf ber crew were saved
by a French trans-Atlantic steamer.
Naval records do not show an Austrhn
gunboat named FberU, which name
probably wsa a telegraphic mutilation
for the Kerka, an Austrian wooden
scboonf r-rigged gunboat, J47 feet long
and 3540 ton displacement The Kre
ka bad a speed of nine knot and car
ried two 5.9-inch gun and on 2.7-inch
gun. She bad a crew ol 104 men.
Present Condition Will Force This Step
Neither Nation Is Expected to De
clare Hostilities, But th Knowing"
One Hold That Only a Miracle Can
Prevent Tbem.
6ofia. Sept. 2. In both official and
revolutionary circles the opinion is
freely held that war between Bulgaria
and Turkey is imminent, and can be
averted by nothing short of a miracle.
It is not expected either government
will formally declare hostilities, bnt
that the prevaling conditions will force
on a war.
There is no question that large num.
ber 8 of insurgents have recently crossed
the frontier. An extensive outbreak in
Northern Macedonia is probable at any
time. .
The Autonomy prints a telegram
from Constantinople declaring that the
su'tan, influenced by the consuls of
Germany now favors war with Bulgaria,
The Turks here, however, take an
optimistic view, asserting that there is
no danger of a war, as Turkey does not
desire one, and Prince Ferdinand and
the present Bulgarian government are
not in a position to force hostilities.
The Bulgarian agent at Uskub re
ports that detachments of Turkish
troops sent to garrison the email towns
in that vilayet have spread destruction
along their route; the villagers have
been robbed and beaten, the women as
saulted and the Christian population
subjected to every conceivable outrage.
the local authorities appear to be help.
less to stop the atrocities. At the vil
lage of Kachme, six miles from Uskub,
the soldiers attacked all the peasants
without the gendarmes interfering on
behalf of the latter.
The Bulgarian agent specifies similar
excesses in many villages, and the po
sition ol the .Bulgarian residents is re
ported to be terrible, as the cruelties
committed by the Turkish authorities
exceeded all limits. Up to 6 o'clock
this evening Prince Ferdinand had not
arrived in Sofia, and the court officials
here declare they are without informa- '
tion as to his movements.
Alaskan Commission Arrives In London-
Canadians are There Also.
London, Sept. 2 Sercetary of War
Ellhu Root, ex-Secretary of State
John W. Foster, Hannis Taylor and
Judge John M. Dickinson arrived at
Liverpooi on the steamer Celtic today
(or the meetings of the Alaskan Bound
ary Commission, which will o;en in
London September 3.
The commissioners are already famil
iar with the facts of the case, which
were filed several months ago. At the
first meeting of the commissioners next
Thursday, the Americans and Canadians
will submit their briefs which will be
a condensation of the facts and argu
ments regarding the interpretation of
the treaty. The Commission will then
announce the day on which the oral
arguments will be heard.
The documents have not yet been
made public, but the Associated Press
correspondent learns that the whole
controversy centers upon Canada's
efforts to acquire an outlet to the sea.
It is known authoritatively that the
Canadian agent asserts that under the
Russo-Bntisb treaty of 1825 the line
properly crosses numerous inlets, in
eluding the headwaters of the Lynn
canal. The contention seems to be
that the inlets less than six miles wide
situated in the disputed region belong
to Canada.
United States Consul Foster vigorous
ly opposes this tiew holding that the
treaty clearly places the line 30 miles
inland, following the sinuosities of the
coast, thus separating Canada from all
the arms of the ocean and putting Por
cupine creek and the gold district un
der American jurisdiction. The Amer
ican representatives are confident that
their poistion is unassailable.
Hold-Up Man Captured.
Butte, Mont., Sept. 2. A Miner
special from Havre says: Stock In
spector George W. Hall captured Frank
Baker, one of the Curry gang, who had,
it is alleged, planned to hold np the
weBt-bonnd flyer at Malta this morn
ing, and would have captured the other
two members of the gang bad not the
sight of the numerous Pinkertoh defec
tives flushed the game. The company
bad positive information that the hold
up would occur this morning near Wag
ner, where the famous hold-up of two
years ago occurred.
Cardinals to B Named.
Chicago, Sept. 2. William J. Ona
ban, ol this city, who returned today
from Rome, is authority for the state
ment that in the near futuie two addi
tional cardinals will be created in the
United States. Mr. Onahan was
friend of Leo XIII, and no layman in
the country stands higher in the Cath
olic chuich than he. Mr. Onahan
would not discusi the names of the
men who are to be appointed, and
would not eve.i admit he knew them.
Ex-Postal Official Under Fire.
Washington, Sept. 2. The federal
grand jury, which has been consider
ing the poetal cases, examined one
witness today. Action ia expected at
any moment on the evidence which ha
been presented to the grand jury re
garding the acts ot an ex postal official
botn" during bis term of office and his
subsequent legal practice.