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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN, TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1905.
' ON ITS VOYAGE EAST
Russian Fleet Has Started for
ADMIRAL HAS STATED FACT
Roj'estvensky on Way Across Ocean
tp Do Battle With Togo and Re
' "lieve Siberian Port No June-,
tion With Nebogatoff.
SST. PETERSBURG. April 4. (2 A.
IX.t A letter from Vioc-Admlral Ro-
jetrtvensky to his -wife, which has 'just
beon received here, indicates that the
departure of the secjonJ Pacific squad
ron from Madagascar waters Is final
and that it is now on the way to
In the jlettor tho Admiral wrote that
the sailing of tho squadron had been
fixed for March 13, ' but naturally he
ao!ded mention of tho route which It
was Intended to follow on the voyage
The Admiralty yosterday admitted
knowledge of this determination, and
stated that no contrary orders had
It Is understood that a rendezvous
with Vice-Admiral Ncbogatoft's divi
sion of tho Baltic squadron is not con
ROOSEVELT WILL NOT BUTT IN
When Both Nations Are Ready, He
Will Work for Peace.
WASHINGTON. ADril 3. fSDcclaU Sec
retary Taft, who is acting as temporary
noaa oi xne state department, and Minis
ter Takihara this afternoon had a con
ference, at which each reiterated the ex
act attitude of his government on the
Question of restorinc neaea htwpin "Rus
sia and Japan. This was done for the
i. purpose of making certain that no mis
Mr. Taft laid down that the American
Government was waitinc- entirolv tho
pleasure of the belligerents. When both
are willing, .President Roosevelt will un
dertake to initiate negotiations for peace.
Under no c!rr:Jim?;tnnfR tvlll h malro untr
further proposals. He will not even seek
10 learn it tnero has beon any change in
tne views entertained by Russian and
Jananese officials- He will nermlt th
subject to rest where It was dropped last
It was narticularlv. Imnressed unnn Mr.
Takahira that President Roosevelt has
no ospccial desire to appear in the peace
negotiations. Anything he can do to" fur
ther peace will be in tho sole Interest of
liumanity. He considers Russia and Japan
the best judges of what they desire to
do and, when they have had sufficient
ngfttmg, should be left alone to arrange
their own affairs.
Mr. Takahira said that Janan's nnnrsn
regarding peace is entirely correct
from a diplomatic standpoint. He is sure
the Emperor of Japan can go no further
umn ne nas done to signify a desire for
4 peace. Any additional suggestions or in
timations would be regarded as indicating
a feeling of weakness. This, he declared,
does not exist. The 3Iinlsttr declared
himself to bc perfectly pleased with the
situation as regards matters between his
own country and Russia.
READY FOR ANOTHER BATTLE
Russian Army Concentrated While
Japanese Move Around Flanks.
GUISHU PASS, April 3. A renewal
of fighting is expected shortly. The
concentration of the Russian army is
complete, with its advance lines south
of the station of Sipinghai, 74 miles
north of Tio Pass. Th .Tn nnnnen art
screening their movements well by
means or cavalry, and It Is difficult to
locate the bulk of their army. A heavy
movement seems to bo in process on
tho Russian flanks. The railroad sta
tion at Changtufu, 40 to 50 miles above
Tie Pass, is occupied h V .Tannnoso ar
tillery, hut so far as ascertainable, it
uoes not cover a large body of troops.
A two-wheeled cart of the Russo-
enmese Bank, containing more than
$2,500,000, which was lost during the
retreat from Mukden, has been found,
but the cash chest of the TCinth t?oi
ment of Artillery, which also was lost,
is still undiscovered.
A movement of Chinese bandits led
ny Japanese officers tnrough Mongolia,
in the direction of Tsitsihar, 300 miles
west of Harbin, has been reported, and
pressure is belnir hrouc-ht tna Ton.
aneso in China for an open alliance
wnn japan, xuanshikia, Governor of
Pechili province, and General Ma, com
mander of the Chinese forces on the
frontier, are said to be at the head
of this agitation.
General Linlevltch's headquarters
are In General Kuropatkin's old train.
The Chinese continue to bring In
DRIVING THE SLAVS NORTH
Japanese Extend Thel Positions
'Northeast of Kaiyuan.
TOKIO, April 4. (Noon.) The following
has been received from the Manchurlan
"On Sunday a portion of tho force oc
cupying Kaiyuan drove north the enemy
holding Aishenkan, 26 miles northeast of
Kaiyuan. There was no change at any
other positions up to 5 o'clock Saturday
"One hundred Russian Sanitary Corps
men have been delivered to the Russian
army. They highly appreciate our kind
CZAR STILL HOPES TO WIN
Makes Impassioned Speech Against
Peace to Grand Dukes.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 4.-A meeting
of all the members of the Grand Ducal
Circle was held In the palace of the Grand
Duke Vladimir late last night, at which
the Czar was present and at which the
question of war or peace was thoroughly
A majority of those present favored the
beginning of peace negotiations, but the
Grand Duke "Vladimir and his intimate as
sociates stated that in their opinion It
would bo far better to continue the fight
ing; at least for the present. This view
apparently met the view of the Czar, who
in an impassioned speech declared that
he could not conceive how any Russian
would be willing to abandon the field to
any army that could yet be conquered.
Another conference is planned for the
HE WANTS TO BE VINDICATED
Ouktomsky Denies He Ordered Fleet
Back to Port Arthur.
ST. PETERSURG. April' 3.-Rear-Ad-mlral
Prince Ouktomsky has arrived in
St. Petersburg and has demanded a trial
by public court-martial to clear himself
of the chargos of being responsible for
the losses sustained by the Port Arthur
squadron August 10 last. He denies that
he . gave the order to return to Port
Arthur. On the contrary, the Admiral
maintains that, after Rear-Admiral
"Withoeffe death, he intended to break
through the line of Admiral Togo and go
"When the Russian battleship Czarevitch
became unmanageable, throwing the Rus
sian ships Into confusion, Ouktomsky sig
nalled "Follow me." Darkness fell while
1m; was straightening his line, when, find
ing all the ships except the battleships
Pobieda and Poltava had headed back to
Port Arthur he had no alternative but
to return himeelf. Ouktomsky says he
was relieved of his command a fortnight
later because his official roport was too
MAKE PEACE AND FIGHT AGAIN
Organ of Grand Duke Alexander Out
lines Policy for Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 4. The
newspaper Slovo, which is usually in
spired by Grand Duke Alexander MI
chaelowltch, prints an article in which
it sets forth the necessity for Immediate
peace in order to give Russia time for
the preparation of a new and success
ful campaign. The newspaper declares
that Russia must ultimately defeat
Japan, retake Port Arthur, re-establish
her mastery of the Pacific, and this
she cannot V3o excepting as the result
of a new and entirely fresh struggle.
. MANY CHINESE DESTITUTE.
Destruction of Villages In Battle Re
duces 100,000 to Penury.
GENERAL. OKITS HEADQUARTERS
IN THE FIELD. April 3. 11 A. M., Ma
Fnsan.j There is much suffering among
tee Chinese in tho vicinity of Mukden.
Scores of villages were destroyed In the
recent fighting and 100,000 people arc
homeless and destitute. The Chinese gov
ernment is now feeding and housing 60.
000 refugees at Mukden, and also furnish
ing seed grain. There is but little, pros
pect of good crops this season, owing to
a lack of farm animals and implements.
The Japanese are employing thousands
of Chinese and paying them liberally.
Sakhalin Expects an Attack.
ST. PETERSBURG Anril tn
Liopunoff, Governor of tho Island of Sak
halin, has telegranhod to 'th T?ort rvnc
Society askincr it to send Sist
to the island in view of the probability of
""MU,r)- opcraaons against Sakhalin in
the Spring. The numhor nr xniAni.ia
leaving Sakhalin for Xlkolaievisk. on the
uiamiana or Asiatic Russia, is increasing.
j Skirmish Between Patrols.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 3,-Goneral
Llnlcvltch, In a dispatch dated April 2,
says: "The situation remains unchanged
A Russian patrol during the night of
March 27. surrounded a
consisting of six dragoons in the village of
-cMimiiciiuiiu:. online extreme Russian
left. Five of the Japanese were killed.
A Sorgeant was captured."
Takahira and Taft Talk of Peace.
1 --I - du, a rtniiiiira.
the Japanese Minister, was at tho War
..muni, luudj iuia naa a long talk
with Secretary Taft, who is the head of
uu.vuuuciu in tire ansence of the
President. Mr. Takahira talked of the
ol peace ana or the general
situation in the Far East, but he had no
proposal to make.
Batjanoff Discusses War With Czar.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 3.-GcneraI
Batjanoff, the recontly appointed com
mander of tho Third Manchurlan Armv
lunched with Emperor Nicholas today and
discussed with His Majesty the military
situation fn the Far East. He says the
Emperor did not mention the question of
Nebogatoff's Ships at Jibutil.
JIBUTIT TTTVnVi Cm-m j .
- - - viuoiiwhu, April wJ.
The division of the Russian second Pa
cific squadron, commanded by Admiral
Z ?0tt trom Sucz March 3Gw anchored
J'V t U7Ud .
THAT PROTEST WILL NOT DOWN
Boston Preachers Insist the Church
Should Spurn Rockefeller's Gold.
mg OI the Corirrcrnflnnnlloi !..i. .
- - - ---- -o w.u..ov. ministers, oi
Boston and vicinity, considered Uie ques-
V"" " acceptance or the 5100,000 gift
from John D. Rockefeller to the Ameri
can Board of Forei DTI 7VT Iq trine onrl
protest of representative ministers of the
vuwuaiion in ivew England. Right
Rev. Dr. F. O Wnw. e pm
- - ui. vuiuiso, repre
senting the prudential committee, de-
u. ",c action or that committee In
K 51IC" ile said:
"The Amerlmn Rmmi -
qulsltorial bodv- it"" f"
look into the morality of a man who
makes a gift. The board was organ
ized to propagate the gospel in heathen
... man nas a "Sht to hinder
any other man who wants to do good."
The protestants spokesman. Rev.
Daniel Evans, of Cambridge, in reply
"The SOrIOU nflnnal c-l..ln..
. oiiunuuu L'iUilCa
bj some corporations whose methods
uu practices are morally iniquitous and
sociallv destruot ifo choni ..i . ,
church. One of the corporations con-
s.vuuua ana notorious lor methods and
practices which nr mnniu- in..i....-
a1 socially destructive Is the Standard
vm company, wnose president Is John D
"We ask the nrudPnUni r.nmmiti.
an organization of the church not to in
volve the church in entagling alliances
With ODDOslnC Interests anrt
forces. The church of which the board
is a representative before the public
must be kont itoa to s(Htr Vi. m,
speak her rebuke against corporate evil
ana iree to De me leador and Inspirer
of those who in many organized wavs
are fighting the battle of pnvfic right
ENGLISH BRIDE FOR ALFONSO
Princess of Connaught Will Wed
King of Spain.
LONDON. April 4. The London Dane
Mirror, which Is recognized as an author
ity on social events, states that It has the
highest authority for the declaration that
the 'marriage between King Alfonso of
Spain and the Princess of Connaught has
The Mirror states that it was etinulatod
that the Princess should retain the Pro
testant faith: that ony sons that mlcht
be born of the marriage could be brought
up as Catholics and any daughters as
l'rotcstanu?. It states further that the
Duke of Connaught viaited the Pone and
obtained from him the necessary dispen
The announcement of the betrothal i
expected when King Alfonso visits Eng
Rates of Desertions From Navy.
WASHINGTON, April 3. In a statement
issued today by Rear-Admiral Converse,
chief of the Bureau of Navigation, it is
snown tnat of an enlisted force of 30.0CS
men in the Navy only 10.7 per cent de
serted. ' -
Chamberlain Contrh Ttmr-r
Contains -absolutely nothing injurious and
cough it has no equal. For sale by ail
NO COMPROMISE MADE
HUNGARY WIDENS THE BREACH
Opposition Rejects His Terms and
Prevents Formation of New Cab
inet Paralysis of Business.
BUDAPEST, April 3. The oxccuUve of
the opposition parties at a meeting today
rejected the proposed compromise between
the crown and the combined opposition.
by which it would be possible to effect
the formation of a cabinet. Count Julius
Andrassy, the former Premier, Informed
the committee that he had learned that
only a small part of the proposed increase
In military expenditure would be pro
posed. The committee decided that so
limited a concession was not acceptable
and did not form a basis for further ne
In consequence of the refusal of the
committee to accept the proposals for tho
solution of the cabinet crisis, the breach
between the crown and the Parliamentary
majority has become wider than ever.
The Emperor has requested the House
fo adjourn tomorrow until a solution can
The mercantile associations today rati
fled a memorandum reciting that great
losses are resulting from the Parliamen
tary disturbances and that public and
other work is at a standstill, and calling
the attention of the several parties to
the deplorable conditions.
OPERATION ON EDWARD'S HEIR
Not Serious Enough to Prevent His
Going to Church.
LONDON, April 3. The Prince of Wales
underwent an operation today at Marl
borough House, the nature of which was
not divulged In the official statement sub
sequently issued. The public was assured
that nothing serious was the matter by
Sir Francis H. Laking and Sir Frederick
lreves, the court physicians, whose sig
natures are appended to the statement, as
"Owing to a slight operation this morn
ing, the Prince will be confined to his
room for a few days. As his condition
gives rise to no uneayinoss, no bulletins
win be lamed."
As further evidence that nothing alarm
ing is the matter with the Prince, he
yesterday attended church and visited an
artists private studio. When Henri'
White, the retiring secretary of the
American Embassy, who has been ap
pointed to Italy, and Mrs. White lunched
with the Prince and Princess of Wales
on Saturday, the Prince was in splendid
ncaitn and spirits.
RIBOTVANTS GRADUAL CHANGE
Opposes Precipitate Action in Sep
arating Churc'i and State.
PARIS. April 3. Former Premier Ribot.
one of the principal opposition orators
in the Chamber of Deputies, speaking to
day in reforence to the separation bill,
admitted that modern Ideas called for
separation of church and state, but con
tended that the measure should be ef
fected gradually and In concert with the
heHd of the church. In his opinion, the
precipitate action set forth in tho present
bill would hurt the nation's sentiment and
provoke angry reprisals.
Emperor William In Minorca.
PORT MAHON. tshmri nf Mlnnrra nrll
3. The German Emperor landed from the
Hamburg-American liner Hamburg at
10:30 o'clock this moraine- and vlRltrvt tha
Captain-General. Everywhere His Majesty
was given a hearty reception. The town
and shipping were decorated with flags.
The Emporor returned on board the Ham-
nurg at noon and she sailed from here at
4:30 D. m. Beforo leAVlnr Rmnnrnr
.Ham said he wished to visit the Mediter
ranean next year.
Liberia Has a Bloody Tribal War.
LIVERPOOL. April 3. According to a
report brought by the British and Af
rican Line Royal Mail steamer Sokoto
from West Africa, tribal warfare Is now
waging in Liberia. Natives of the Picaff-
niness tribe on March 13 attacked Ccstos,
Killing eo men and SO women.
The Cestos na.tives are organizing a
big counter expedition. When the So
koto sailed, a fierce encounter with much
slaughter was expected.
Servia Must Buy Guns in France.
BELGRADE Servia. ADril 2. The n.
dicate proposing to handle the Servian
loan has demanded as a consideration
that guns for the Servian army be or
dpred of French firms without trials.
King Peter has accepted the conditions.
German and -Austrian firms have already
sent guns for trial, but these will be re
turned, France getting their contract.
Barber Implicated In Murder.
CASTORA. Anril 3. Th liidlHni au
thorities. It Is alleged, have seeurorf pv-
dence connecting a barber named Innlco,
me nusoana oi tne servant or the late
Miss Catherine McCready. of New York,
with the murder of Miss MeTrpadr in
her villa here on February 2.
No Austrian Bride for Alfonso.
PARIS. April 3. There is no foundation
In fact for tho report printed In the Fi
garo today that King Alfonso of Spain
Is betrothed to the rich Duchess Eleanor,
daughter of Archduke Stephen of Aus
Queen Alexandra Sees Genoa.
GENOA. April 3. Queen Alexandra
who arrived here yesterday on the British
royal yacnt, was taken for a drive. about
tne city today by the Duchess of Aosta.
The Queen will sail tomorrow for Mar
seilles. Moroccan Affair Bears Stocks.
PARIS, April 3.-Thc tone on the
Bourse today was heavy, the Moroccan
question causing a depression In all
stocks, particularly rentes and Russians.
PILES TIES ON DARK. TEACK
Persistent Attempt Made to Wreck
South-Bound Passenger Train.
ALBANY. Or.. April 3. (Special.) Again
last night an attempt was made to wreck
the south-bound overland train near Al
bany, and but for the fact that a freight
train passing between the time of placing
the obstruction and the coming of the
Southern Pacific overland, there would
undoubtedly have been a wreck.
The deed was performed shortly after
the arrival of the local train, which runs
dally between Portland amj Albany, had
arrived In Albany. The place selected for
the wreck was about two miles north of
Albany, at a point where the roadbed is
built on a curve, and passes through
thick fir timber on either side of the
There are several piles of new railroad
ties along the track at this place for the
convenience of workmen. Two of these
heavy ties were placed on tho track. One
was laid across the rallf. and the othr
placed lengthwise with the rails, one end
resting on the ground between the rui.s
and the other on top of the cross-tie. the
highest end pointing north, in such a
porftion that the southbound train would
strike the raised end of the tie. the en
gine furnishing power to ua the tie as
a lever to raise it into the air. certainly
wrecking the engine and probably the
But the miscreants had not figured on
a freight train, and their work was
About 8:30 o'clock a northbound freight
passed through and struck the obstruc
tion. The end of the tie was high enough
that the"cow-catchcr" struck It Instead
of passing over. The force of the contact
turned the tie, which was across the rails
until It fell parallel with the rails, and
then the two ties slipped under the trucks
of the engine and tore two deep furrows
through the roadbed. The engine rode
thes ties for more than a hundred yards.
Then the ties struck a "frog or guard
rail, where a private wagon road crossed
the track. This derailed the engine.
which cut through the ties for 50 yards
Not content with the narrow escape of
the freight train, other obstructions were
placed on the track for the overland,
which was evidently the object of the
criminal's malice. But again the wrecker
was thwarted. Charles Cooler, who
lives a short distance from iie scene of
the wreck, was returning home from Al
bany about 9:30 o'clock, walking along
tne railroad track. He discovered the ob
struction, similar to the one which caught
tne rreignt train. This- he removed, and
Immediately upon arriving home tele
phoned to the railway officials -of what
ho had found. The men in charge of the
overland wer warned by wire, and flowed
up to Investigate the condition of the
track before passing over it.
Cooper states that he had met a tall
man just before finding the obstruction
on the track. He paid no attention to
mm. as he had no reason then for su
pectlng anyone. The man moved from
the pile of ties beride the track, and
started away at almost a run.
Reward of Fifty Dollars Offered.
ALBANY. Or.. Anril 3.-Offlprs anH
secret service men are at work following
arious ciews on tho attempted train
wreck. Suspicion Is directed toward sev
eral young men known to hav iwn in
the neighborhood of the attempted wreck
lasr. nignt. j ne railroad company
uns aiternoon postca an offer of $500 re
ward for Information leading to the ar
rest of the men guilty of the deed.
ABRAMS' POOLROOM IS RAIDED
Arrests Made In One House Cause
Others to Close Up.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 3. The grand
Jury started its war on tho nnnimnme in
earnest today. Nine arrests were made
ni mok Aorams- resort and nearly all
me oig pooirooms suspended business.
Information of the grand Jury's inten
tions had reached the poolrooms In some
manner, otherwise wholesale arrests
would have been made. Foreman An
drews is greatly disappointed over the
small number of arrests.
. Had Served Sentence Already.
OREGON CITJ". Or.. Anril 3. rsnontal.l
Harry Ridings, of Marquam. today
plcadcd guilty In the Justice Court to the
larceny of a watch and a small sum of
money, tne complaining witness being
Hon. George L. Ogle, of Molalla. In view
of the fact that Ridings has been incar
cerated In the County Jail for the last
three months In default of the required
bail, pending the recovery of the com
plaining witness from sickness. Justice
Stipp concluded that the accused young
man had been sufficiently punished and
ordered Ridings' release.
Husband Drank Too Much.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Anril .Tisn-.
clal.) Mrs. Dorothea Wolf has filed a pe
tition in tne Superior Court of Clark
County asking for the appointment of
herself as guardian of the estate of hr
husband, Robert' Wolf. The reasons set
iortn are tnat Wolf has become so ad
dicted to the use of Intorifntlnr- limmr
as to render him incapable of managing
his own affairs. The property consists
of acreage and timber tracts and city
property which rents for 5205 a month.
Union Fixes Fish Prices.
ASTORIA. Or.. Anril -a qnprlal i Th.,
Columbia River Fishermen's PrntppMvn
Union at Its meeting this evening fixed
the prices for salmon at the ononlnir nr
the season at 5 cents per pound for can
nery nsn ana b cents for cold storage
fish, those wcichinir 2o nniinrta nr- nmp
The members of the union instructed th
union officers to use every legal means
to prevent non-resident flshprmnn fmm
securing licenses this year.
Colonel Taylpr In Command.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Anril 3.
(Special.) Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Tay
lor. Nineteenth Infantry, as senior of
ficer stationed at the nost. has assuniod
command since the departure of Colonel
Huston. As Colonel Taylor expects to be
retired from the service April 9, there
will probably be a new commander be
fore the arrival of the Fourteenth in
New Oregon City Minister.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Anril 3. fSiwlaM
Rev. H. It. Robblns, of Rochester, N.
Y., to whom the First Baptist Church
of this city recently extended a call, has
nounea tne cnurcii omcers of his accept
ance. He will arrive here about May 1.
After Poachers With Big Gun.
VICTORL. B. C. Anril 3. Thn flshrv-
protection cruiser Kestrel today mounted
a Nordenfeldt gun, bought from the Im
perial government by the Canadian au-
tnorltles. and proceeded to Northern
waters to watch fish ppachers.
Frosts Scare Fruit Men.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Aoril 3. fSne-
cial.) The numerous 'frosts have alarmed
the horticulturists of this section, who
fear that unless a chance takes Dlare
soon much fruit will be killed.
MAY BE EEVENGE.
(Continued from First Perc.)
reported that he was on his way to Eu
Rescue work will continue all nlirht.
Tonight 31 coffins, accomnanierl bv an
undertaker, arrived at Zeiglcr.
Dead Estimated at Thirty-Four.
The number of dead Is onUmnipfl at 31
It transpires that there were (u-n pt.
plosions-close toeether. The first exnln-
slon took place in the airshaft and was
loiiowea oy a mucn-greater explosion in
the main shaft. There wen omnlnvori in
the mine only 150 men. 120 being at work
days. Four cages containing ten men of
the day force had gone down Into the
mine and were supposedly at the bottom
when the catastrophe occurred. The ox--plosion
wrecked the shaft, blowing out
the skids on which the cages were
Of the 34 men thought to be dead, only
13 had been taken out at 10 o'clock to
night. Besides these bodies, three were
removed alive, but with fatal injuries.
Among the dead are James Reybum. en
gineer; J. P- Fink and Willis Camp
bell. The remainder are Greeks and
Lithuanians and were designated by
Help Offered From Other Mines.
As KOtm as the accident occurred the
mrrirm of Iracraain sent the following
message to the Zeigler Coal Company:
Miners here proffer g'MnTipf in any
number. 'Wire answer.
-A- 2L MORRIS, Fnreman.''
The following answer was received:
"Thanks for offer of yourself tiA min
ers. Have all the help needed.
"ZEIGLER COAL COMPANY."
SirperrnlrTtrtPTTt Hard tonight said that
the shafr was a wreck and that the main
entrance was so disabled that it would
take -week to rapair it.
In the effort to recover the entombed
men. fire rescners were overcome by
afterdamp. All the searchers for tho men
below were let down by hand. In two
Instances the men Above were nearly
orcrcoms hy ssls.
Wednesday, Evangelistic Day Store Closed 11:30 A. M. to 2 P. M.
$2.00 Laces 33c
$1.50 Laces 29c
65c Chiffon 32c
$l.oo Allovers 53c
75c Lace Net
pf) $2.00 Lace Net
$3.00 Embr'dy 98c
iff! fi-f r m- -
jikj jo iu mice
$1.50 Emb'dy 25c 75c Insertion 19c
25c Bozed Paper 10c
1000 boxes Writing Paper contain
ing 24 sheets and 24 envelopes,
extra superfine stock, wallet cut
envelopes, today only
MUST MOVE RAILROAD
PRELIMINARY TO WORK ON PA
Government Negotiates With O. R. &
N. for Change of Washtucna
Coulee Line Men In Field.
OREGOJCIAN NEWS BURDAU, Wash-
Injcton, April 2. Just as soon as the Gov
ernment reaches a satisfactory agree
ment with the O. R. & N. Co. regarding
the removal of the railroad tracks from
the bed of Washtucna Coulee, In Eastern
Washington, steps will be taken looking
to the construction of the big Palouse Ir
rigation project. The Government is ready
to go ahead, but can do nothing as long
as the railroad occupies this coulee, for
one of the essential features of the Pa
louse project Is the conversion of Wash
tucna Coulee into an Immense storage
At tho present time a representative of
the Reclamation Service" Is in conference
with a representative of the Harrlman In
terests, in the hope of agreeing upon a
figure which will compensate the railroad
company for moving its tracks to higher
ground, and which will, at the same time.
not be considered an Imposition on the
Government. The railroad company has
stated that $330,000 was a fair price for
removing its tracks; the Reclamation
Service believes this Is more than It would
actually cost to perform the work, and
Is not waling to pay that price. What
ever price is paid must be deducted from
the money allotted for building the Pa
louse project, and naturally the Govern
ment wants to save as much for actual
canal and dam work as possible. The
tracks. If removed, will be removed by
the railroad company; the Government
will pay the bill.
The O. R. & has. up to this time.
insisted that it is but fair that the Gov
ernment should refund to the company
every dollar which it expends in moving
its tracks; the Government, on the other
hand, takes the ground that the O. R. &
X. will be a direct beneficiary of the Pa
louse project. Primarily, it will be given
a vast amount of business In transporting
materials to be used on the work, but
more particularly the company will bene
fit after the project is completed, for the
land to he Irrigated lies tributary to this
road, and the products of tho Palouse
farms must find their way to market
over the O. R. & X. In view of the im
mense benefits which will accrue to the
railroad, the Reclamation Service main
tains that the railroad company can af
ford to be liberal with the- Government
in the matter of removing Its tracks.
Ud to this time the railroad company
has not been able to see it this way. and I
is stoutly contending for JiXJLUXl. The
Government will never pay this pries, but
may go as high as $250,000. though even a
lower figure is desired. Officials of the
Reclamation Service are confident that fn
thp end a reasonable figure will be set
When the price is approved by the Secre
tary of the Interior, the railroad work
will begin. Simultaneously, the Govern
ment will commence the construction of
its dams and canals. There Is every indi
cation that things will be doing on the
Palonse project early In the earning Sum
mer.. AWAITS SURVEYOR'S REPORT
O. R. & N. Not Ready to Estimate
Cost of Proposed Change.
At the Portland end of the "line nothing
is known of the conference between Mr
Harximan and the reclamation service.
Tbe statement that it is being held is not
credited by General Manager Warthlng
ton. for the reason that his engineers
are still In thr? field surveying the pro
jsased .route -alons the north .hank of the
Great Day of
. . 49c
$1.25 Rajah Pongee 59c
$1.00 New Dress Goods . . . 79c
$1.25 New Dress Goods . . . 98c
$17.50 Covert Coats . . $9.95
$6.50 Silk Petticoats . . . $3.98
$2.50 Embroidered Waists . $1.49
Great Bargain Standard Music Today -3c
Advance May Patterns are here.
All patterns marked to sell at
2oc and over are now reduced to
Coulee and no report has been made to
nlm as to the result of their work.
Some time ago Mr. Worthlngton sent
the engineers Into the field to survey the
lino and make a definite and accurate
estimate of the cost of the proposed
change, together with the damage which
would result to O. R. & N. property by
reason of the removal of the tracks from
the bed of the coulee to the bank. Again,
the company has asked that the Govern
ment provide a bridge across the lake to
be formed in order that the farmers on
the south side of the water will be able
to reach the road on the north. If this
bridge Is not built, the residents of the
souh side will have to drive In some In
stances as many as 15 miles to reach a
station with their produce.
The estimate of $350,000 given the Gov
ernment by the road was a very rough
one prepared by General Manager Calvin
at the beginning of the controversy, and
may be large enough or too large, ac
cording to the character of the ultimate
In the opinion of Mr. Worthlngton. how
ever, it Is not likely that any negotia
tions will De completed until Mr. Harrl
man is In possession of data from which
to figure the exact damage to be sus
tained by the company In making the
change. That time will not arrive until
the report of the surveyor now in the
tield 13 completed.
HELP BUILD IDAHO ROADS.
New State Commission Finds Delega
tions Ready With Funds.
BOISE. Ida.. April S. (Special.) The
State Wagon Road Commission met here
today and organized, with Governor
Gooding as chairman and State Senator
M. B. Lewis as secretary. The other
member is J. W. Wheeler, of Shoshone.
It was decided that no project would be
taken up by the commission, for which
private Interests did not subscribe as
much as should bq appropriated by the
Delegations were heard during the day,
and this evening In behalf of various
projects. First came the presentation
of the Sheep Mountain project. Then the
Atlanta road to give Atlanta ad other
sections an outlet down the Boise River
was presented. In the evening a large
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Goes Insane Holding Child.
OREGON CITY. Or., April 3. (Special.
While returning to her home at Clacka
mas with her husband this afternoon Mrs.
J. A. Sieben became violently insane.
Officers were summoned and the unfortu
nate woman, after being persuaded t
give up a 6-weeks-oId child that she was
carrying In her arms, was brought to tho
County Jail, where she will bo detained
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