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COLOMBIA FAILS TO RATIFY THE CANAL TREATY A Head-on Collision Gendarmes Fire Upon Rio ters Younf Lady Shot and Killed Two Children Burned to Death As a result of a head-on collision on the Iron Mountain seven miles north of Dosoto, Mo., seven persons were injured. The flint-glass bottle manufacturers of the country are meeting at Pitts burgh, and will probably increase prices, as they have withdrawn all former lists. Patrolman Herman Schmidt of Sagi naw, Mich., shot and probably wound ed fatally, a stranger suspected of being implicated in breaking the safe of the Pere Marquette coal mine. Just when Ignatz Butzer of Newark was preparing to return to Germany, to be reconciled to his brother, with whom he quarreled fourteen years ago, he was killed by a train. Mrs. William Donovan, 37 years of age, who traveled with a circus as "The Bearded Lady," is dead at her home in Brooklyn. She was born in Virginia and had visited every civi lized country in the world. During an anti-tax riot at Valde corro in the province of Orenz, Spain, the gendarmes were compelled to fire upon the rioters. One peasant was killed and two gendarmes were wound ed before order was restored. Archbishop Chapel le, the apostolic delegate to Cuba, and Porto Rico, was received in private audience at Rome by Cardinal Rampoha, the Papal Sec eretary of State, who congratulated him on the work he had accomplished in Cuba and Porto Rico. Near Chapel Hill, Ky., Wednesday night, Miss Williamson, daughter of a prominent farmer, while returning from church with a Mr. Brown, was shot and killed by someone as yet un known. Brown recently had a quarrel with a rival whom he seriously hurt, and it is thought that the shots were intended for tiim. Two children, aged 4 and 9 years, of John Elchman of Traverse Valley, Wis., were burned to death Thnisday. They were cooking potatoes outdoors, when their clothes caught fire. Thomas Railey, aged 65, was killed and James Ewing, Charles Thorn and Robert Campbell were seriously injured by a falling eUvator Thursday in Bach man & Co.'s mill, Philadelphia. Harvey Lillie, aged 38, of David City, Neb., was shot in the head and fatally wounded by burglars, Friday, who had entered his house. Lillie owned three bloodhounds, two of which were pois oned previous to the shooting. Lillie is the agent for a local grain company. May Be Delayed a Year Officials of the state department at Washington are beginning to fear that the isthmian canal will be delayed for another year by the failure of the Colombian government to give its rati fication to the necessary treaty in time for the United States Senate to ratify it this winter. The secretary of state has been disappointed at the failure of the negotiations with the Colombian government. Last spring Minister Concha- represented to Secretary Hay that the proposed treaty involved cer tain constitutional questions and re quired the approval of the popular legislative body 'of Colombia, and, after it has been put into shape satis factorily to the United States, it was sent to Bogota for ratification. Since then the revolutionary compli cations have arisen and there has been some question as to whether the Colom bian government would remain such de facto. The unsettled conditions have rendered it impossible to hold popular elections or to accomplish any thing in the way of treaty making. While there is no concern as to the ultimate ability of the United States to acquire the necessary land for build ing the canal, even by forcible inter vention if nucessnry, the prospect of delay is becoming serious. It is reported that Senator Morgan and his Mends are disposed to take advantage of the situation to urge the adoption of the alternative route at Nicaragua. This might require addi tional legislation, as it is understood that the report of Attorney General Knox will show a' good title for the Panama property. But, however, that may be, "friends of Nicaragua are at work and are hopeful that the authori ties may still find it advantageous to adopt the Nicaraguan route. The pros pect of delay in securing the Colom bian agreement will be one of the chief arguments to be used this winter. Boundary Monuments A special to the Seattle Post Intelli gencer from Junean, Alaska Rays that United States Judge Brown has word from Commissioner Briton of Porcupine that Johnnie Sjick, an Indian, has guided J. W. Smith and Frank Alteri nose to the boundary monuments (Rus sian,) six in number, in Rainy Hoi olw, southeast of those found bv Lieut. Emmons. The district is a vast miner al belt in American territory. The monuments are ten feet high and built of stone. FLED FROM FIRES Lake Filled With Bodies of Many Wild Animals Woodland Lake, nearTacoma, Wash., is filled with the dead bodies ot wolves, bears, foxes, deer and numer ous small animals, according to Duval, a timber cruiser, who has returned from a trip through that part of iCIark county, recently devastated by forest fires. The lake is in the mountains of Clark county. As the devouring flames denuded the mountain side and gradu ally closed in around the lake, hun dreds of wild animals sought shelter and safety along its banks. As the fire grew near, they apparently entered the water to be either Jdrownedor smoth ered. Long before reaching the lake, Duval was greeted by nauseating odors. He says he found the surface of the lake one mass of deer, foxes, bears, wolves, and all varieties of small ani imals, that roam Washington forests. During the supreme moments preceding their destruction, bears, cougars and wolves apparently lost their ferocity, fur they were found in the lake side by side, with gentle deer and cunning foxes. Washington Notes Senor Don Emilio De Ojeda, the recently-appointed Minister of Spain to the United States, has formally pre sented his credentials to the President. It is authoritatively stated that there is no foundation for the report from Little Rock, Ark., regarding the en gagement of Miss Alice Roosevelt, daughter of the President, to John Greenway, of Hot Springs, Ark. Rear-Admiral Merril Miller, at pres ent commandant of the Mare Island navy yard, is to be relieved at the end of his term of shore duty, some time this winter, by Capt. B. H. McCalla. The Bureau of Insular Affairs at the War Department has received a dis patch from Gov. Taft, stating that the Philippine Commission has passed an act inviting bids for street railway, electric light and other franchises Inar Manila, the bids to be opened March 5, 1003. The bids will be advertised in this country. Fish Commissioner George M. Bowers discussed with the President the work of the commission. He in formed the President that next Spring he expected to rend the Fish Commis sion steamer Albatross to Alaskan waters, to make a thorough investiga tion of the salmon fisheries, with a view to maintaining and from time to time replenishing the supply of salmon in those waters. Thus far the supply of Alaskan salmon shows no dimin ution, but it is the purpose of Com missioner Bowers to keep the Alaskan waters well stocked. Secretary Root has approved a pre liminary plan for the expenditure of the appropriation of $500,000 intended to provide substitutes at military posts for the canteen, which has been abol ished by legislature. Maj. French of the Quartermaster's Bureau will be the head of the board to complete the plans. The intention is to provide reading rooms, gymnasiums and other amusements for the soldiers. WILL QUESTION GERMANY Prince Ching Anxious About Evacua tion of Shanghai Peking Prince Ching, president of the foreign office, intends to ask Ger many to interpret the "invidious stip ulation" regarding the evacuation of Shanghai by the foreign troops, em bracing all China, thus removing the implication that all the Yang Tse Kiang valley is threatened by British schemes of aggrandizement. As the Germans are pleased with the agree ment as it now stands, it is doubtful if Germany will consent. Paris Foreign Minister Delcasse has notified China that France is pre pared to withdraw her troops from Shanghai simultaneously with the withdrawal of the forces of the other powers, reserving the right to send a contingent back in the event of another power disembarking troops. Large Reclamation Enterprise Charles Silva, of Sutter county, has undertaken a reclamation enterprise which, if successful, will result in others following his example and a large addition to the county's assess ment roll. He has had a large dredger towed up the Sacramento River and with it proposes to levee off a vast tract of land lying between Vernon and Knights Landing. Levees sufficiently high to' withstand the early rises of the river will be first built and then added to and strengthened as rapidly as possible. Bids for Dredging Channel Bids for the dredging of a channel through the shoals of San Pablo bay have been opened by the United States engineers and sent out to Washington for approval. The lowest was $350,000. The channel is to be three miles in length and three hundred feet wide, and will be of sufficient depth to allow the larges war vessels to run up to the Mare Island Navy Yard. New Peach Disease "The Littles" is the strange name of a new disease which is destroying hundreds of acres of peaches in Michi gan, and heroic measures are being taken by the federal government to eradicate the blight. It is predicted that many fruit growers will be prac tically ruined, as to eradicate the dis ease means the destruction of the en tire orchard. "The Little " is called so because the leaves and fruit of the tree attacked shrivel up. The peaches e about the size of marbles. Growth is dwarfed and the disease spreads from tree to tree nith great rapidity. California Cultivator. Miner Crushed to Death Shortly after the day shift com menced work Thursday morning at the Parrot mine at Butte, Mont., a mass of dirt, weighing in the neighborhood of fourteen or fifteen tons, broke away from the timbers in a slope between the 1300 and 1400-foot level. Tom De vine, a miner, was crushed to death, and Mike Key, another miner, serious ly injured. Murdered by Natives The steamer Neptune from the Gil bert Islands, brings the news to San Francisco that the wife and child of Herman Wolff, representative of a Ger man trading firm on the island of New Britian, have been brutally murdered by natives. The Neptune also reports the loss of the Danish bark Union on a reef at Jaluit. All hands were saved. SECRET ALLIANCE Colombian Government Forms Com pact With Chile The news which has been published at Panama of a secret alliance between Colombia and Chile has produced much satisfaction in conservative circles on the Isthmus, where it is firmly believ ed that the Chilean cruiser President Pinto, now in Panama harbor, will soon change its present flag for that of the Colombian republic. This news disconcerts the liberal or revolutionary element, because if the Colombian government acquires the Chilean cruiser, Colombia will then be able to vanquish the revolutionary gunboats. Reduction of the Army A general order has been issued to th army announcing that by direction of the president the organization of the enlisted strength of the army under the reorganization act of February 2, 1001, shall be reduced to 56,989, the minimum authorized by law. Greatest Butter Market Chicago is the greatest butter market in the world. In the year 1901 Chicago received and sold 252,809,243 tubs of butter against 127,705,148 tubs in the year 1891, and 67,270,785 tubs in the year 1881. Such a record is wonderful even forChicago. Household Hints Tincture of camphor and tincture of myrrh are both excellent to add in the proportion of ten or twelve drops to a glass of water for rinsing the mouth in the morning. Should anything get into the eye, one drop of castor oil should be dropped in the corner of it: but if it be mortar or lime, bathe with a weak solution of water and vinegar. The best of all remedies for ivy pois on is simply hot water. Apply it as hot as can be borne, every hour or two, as often as the itching returns. Poison sumac yields to the same treat ment. Bathe a bruise with vinegar as soon as the accident happens; if it can be kept in place, lay a cloth soaked in vinegar over the injury, wetting it as it dries, and there will be very little discoloration. Borax-water will not only remove soils and stains from the hands, but will heal all scratches and small hurts. By always adding a little borax to the water in which you wish to wash (enough to make it very soft) your hands will be kept smooth, soft and white.