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Situation M,ore Critical Than
Ever in the Districts Along
the Lower River Course,
LEVEES BREAKING RIGHT
AND LEFT NEAR STOCKTON
Vast Tracts of Reclaimed Lands
Under Water and Thousands of
Head of Livestock Drowned Is
land Tracts In Great Danger Up
per Sacramento Is Falllnp Towns
Protected by Levees Are Danger
ously Situated Back Water Floods
Stockton, March 1 The flood from
the Sacramento river which yester
day swept south across the wide
reclaimed strip of country to Moke
lumne river, is now flowing west to
the San Joaquin river, breaking '11
Jovees in its path.
Today it flooded the Brack tract of
6.000 acres, Staten Island, of 1,000
acres, Sargent tract of G.OOO acres,
and now seriously threatens Bouldln
Much stock has been drowned.
Surviving cattle are being removed
by steamers from the top of levees.
Sacramento, March 1. The Sacra
mento is falling at this point. Water
from the Edwards break Is receding
steadily. The greatest height was
attained during the night.
A message from Courland at noon
says Grant and Merrltt islands are
all right and perfectly safe.
Tho Lisbon district on' the Yolo
side iB safe, and the rivor is falling
there. Backwater in Yolo county is
Water at Rio Vista is reported an
inch higher than the flood of 1902,
but the town Is safe. It could not
stand a high wind, however, without
great danger. - No fear whatever of
this city's levees, as there Is more
than a six-foot margin and all sound.
Several levees up tho river on the
Sutter side havo brake. The levee
back of Walnut Grove broke at 2 this
morning and a large area is flooded.
Trains are running slowly across
t.n trnnlr in Yolo basin. but the
water Is receding from tho track and
is safe again. '
Postponed on Account of the
sence of Counsel. '
Washington! March 1. Because of
tho absence of A. S. Worthlngton,
principal counBel for the defense,
and tho non-arrival of witnesses from
.Utah, tho Smoot investigation, which
was to have begun this morning has
been postponed until 10 tomorrow.
The chairman of tho state commit
tee on elections nnnounccd a desire
that committee meetings be hold
dally. Former Secrotary of the Treas
ury Carlisle and ex-Congrcsaman Tay
lor iOf Ohio, aro present representing
the Protestants Waldorman VanCott
of .BaltLake is the only representative-
for 'Mr. Smoot on hand. Sevoral
.women are here representing roform
O. R. & N. PAYS IT8 TAXES.
Takes Advantage of 3 Per Cent Re
bate In Baker City.
Baker City, March 1. Tho O. R. &
N. 'Railroad Company was first bo
fore Tax Collector Lachner .this
rooming. It paid tho first taxes and
orflbablr tho largest individual tax
n A mil
it amount of tax due by tno
it was izy.izY.uo, nut tno -
'mount paid was .$19,053.2. it
iuvmi anvamaco or mo jaw
ing three per cent discount to
paving their taxes on or Dowe
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fnnf.. March 1. While nn
'vnm Helena to his homo in
nn hi, . . .
Meaeher county yestonlay morning.
XeB IOW1S, .one ui lue wuhuio
woolgrowers In tho stato, was
stricken with heart dlsraso and died
within a lew minuiu,
Vandlne an Epileptic.
-Chicago, March 1. Epilep
tic experts gave evidence to
day la the car barnors' trial,
waklBK an .attempt to show
that Vandino Is afflicted with
ibat dlseaso and la morally lr-sponsible.
mark 'while, on
llvnn roeoived a
nnlv thn morclllil actio'
r?.ntii. In atnntitllir fll a nnf
the New Yorkur from having TiljjJWje
beaten into a pulp. "
SOLDIERS GO TO PHILIPPINES.
Transport Sherman Set Sail Today
Carrying Large Number Troops.
San Francisco, Cal., March 1. The
army transport Sherman, which sail
ed today for the Philippines, carries
an unusually 1 -bp number of troops.
Besides a 1b mher of casual offi
cers, the , rngor8 include the
Twolfth infai. -m Fort Douglas,
Utah; Whipple barracks, Arizona;
Fort Duchesne. Utah, and Fort Bliss,
Texas, and 400 cavalry recruits and
100 Infantry recruits.
LION KILLS A HORSE.
Brute Has a Car to Himself at
San Jobc March 1. The big Hon
known as Hannibal, got loose in a
car this morning and killed a borae,
devouring the liver and heart. The
llou is now free in a car at the depot
and has tho railroad men terrorizoJ.
Tho car is a frail cattle car and
should the beast try, he could break
the door open and escape.
Must Dress With Decorum.
Paris, March 1. An Imperial irado
has been published at Constantino
ple, says a private letter received in
Pnrls. In which married Turkish wo
men are commanded to discard all
nt11lnnt nrnampntfl Rliph Ho nprklnCQB
and .bangles when appearing in pub
lie. Thcv must he dressed with Je-
corum. and in accordance with the
Mncaiilmnn lnu' ilia nrrilnnnce SaVS
In default of which the husbands of
women bo offending will be visited
IN OCEAN FIRE
CAPTAIN OF 'THE QUEEN
MAKES FINAL REPORT,
Two Lifeboats Capsize, Drowning
Ten Passenaers Three Walters
Burn to Death If Passengers Had
Remained on Board None Would
Have Been Drowned.
Pnrt Townsend. March 1. It is
now definitely known that 14 persons
lost their lives in me lire wnicn
nnrtlv rnnRiimnrf the steamer QllDCU
nlmnt 40 miles off the Oregon coast.
onnoalte Tillamook hock, on &aiur
A complote list of the passengers
and crew has now been given by
Captain Cousins, which shows that
three members of his crew were
hiirnml in rinnth on hoard. 10 Iiassen
gers were drowned by the capsizing
of two lllowmts, ana one passenger,
a Mrs. Adams, of San Francisco, diod
from exposure after having been res
cued from the water.
Th mpmhnrs of tho crew wno
word burnod to death wore waitera,
named ai. uummcr. n. uougias anu
The passengers drowned were ns
follows: Miss Maude Stelner, D. E.
Nowberrr. H Buckley. A. Nelson. J
D. Donnelly, P. Nuhn and M. Fiynn.
Flrn hrnkn out in the steward's
quarters and the entire aft portion of
the vessel was burnea away, xno
cargo was saved.
Unit thA nAflftnnffftra romalneri nn
the vessel, Instead of going into the
lifeboats, mere wouia nave oeen no
loss of llfo by drowning.
WAR IN CITY JAIL.
Plain Drunks Indulge In a
With Frills and Thrills.
The city Jail was the scene of
bloodshed last night and peace has
not as yet beon declared. John
Wahtzo, Jim Bennett and Harry Mc
TYnnalri were all idobriated and hilar
inns, and wore locked un together on
'the charge of being drunk on .tho
tsreots. After bolnc left to thorn
anlvou Wntitvn finri TlnnnntK hnth
-r.nntr.r1 thn flnmu hnri1. nn,l fin ft rpftlllt
had a quarrel over tho matter of pre
cedence, waiuzu was mo uonur
man. and presented Bennott with rn
unrecognizable face in return for his
claim to the beat bca.
Today Judge Fit Gerald took a
hnnri and eavo tho winner 17 days.
and Bennett second money In the
sum of three days. McDonald, who
umpired the battle, also got throe
luHight. Mv&mb&mm .iiiiiiii 11111 n i 11 i uini lli
Japanese Are Making a Heavy
hold, While the Defense Grows Weaker
Chinese Marauders Are Harrying the
Students In Russian Universities, Many of Whom Are Japanese Sym
pathizersIce Railway Across Lake Baikal Is In Operation Three
Russian Warships and One. Tra nsport Frozen In at Vladivostok
Chinese Are Reinforcing on Gulf of Pechill.
vinnnn 'MarRh 1. A terrlflc bom
bardment of Port Arthur 1)- the Ja
anese continues today. It is believ
ed tho Japanese will capture .Fori
Ai-thtir hornrn thn llnv is Over. The
reply from the Russian gunB is not
so vigorous or neavy as uunng yes
Ice Railroad Open.
St. Pntprnhiirir. March 1. Irkutsk
advices say the first complete train
of 25 cars crossed Lake Baikal on
tho ice railroad this morning, super
intended by Prince kmikoh.
Russian Fleet Frozen
a letter from Vladivostok. Febru
ary 17, says' COO Chinese brigands are
terrorizing the district of Ninguta,
Thn j.-nrshltiR then In Vladivostok
horbor were the RosBla, Grpnmobol,
Rurlk and the transport Moskova, ill
frozen in hard.
A Tnnnnnnn linrher shot a Russian
officer dead, then announced hlmsolf
as captain of the Japanese general
staff, and not used to tauing msuiis.
Russians Cruising Off Azores.
London, March 1. A private tele
gram this evening states a Russian
warship was sighted cruising off ".he
Azores watching for contrabands.
PnUn Mnrrh l. Chinese troops r.t
Lalchu on the Gulf of Pechill, oppo
site Port Arthur, are uewg reiniorc-
n.l r.nnnrnl Yiilanshikal. with 10.000
men. is near Yong Pink Fit. Pechill
nrovince. not far from the Man
phurlan borders, while General 'Ma
has 15,000 fresh troops arriving To
Reported Repulse of Japanese.
Emden. Prussia. March 1. News
is received here that the Japanese
attacked Port Arthur today and were
repulsed with heavy losses.
Bulgaria With Russia,
andn ninrnh 1. Klnir Ferdinand is
,inii no intimating in private con
versation that Bulgaria should be an
ally of Russia, as sne was me urn
Blocked In the Canal.
Pnrt Said. March 1. Five Russian
tir.ntd hnvn arrived from Su
ez, reporting the Russian cruiser Au
rora blocked in tho canal.
St. Petersburg, March 1. Port Ar
thur advices state the Manchurlan
railway has suffered considerably 'y
, v. n onnttntinrl nntfi of marauders.
Two hundred twenty locomotives and
a number of cars nave ueen aisaoieu.
Suppressing Chinese Papers.
London, March 1. The Central
CONGRE88 AND TRU8TS.
Investigate Railways and the Beef
TO.ahint-tnn March 1. Cowherd.
II t.Ul... - -
democrat of Missouri, introduced a
resolution In the nouse airecung me
committee on commerce to investi
gate charges by shippers of live
stock that are not lainy ireaiea Dy
the railways of the West.
Tho committee on interstate and
foreign commerce ordered a favora
ble report on the resolution of Sec
retary Martin to ask the department
of commerce to Investigate whether
tho boef trust Is violating the injunc
tion resting against it.
HOR8E THIEF E8CAPE8.
Carries Out a Nervy and Unusual
Sacramento, March 1. W. O.' So
well, confined In tho Ja.l at Grjdley,
charged with horse stealing, burned
bis way out through tho roof last
night with a lighted candle. He
stood on a choir and wet the roof so
it would not burn too fast
Snowstorm In New York.
New York, March 1. Tho sevorost
rr Vi rt onnann tins fttnllml
all trains .between Utica and Oneida,
where the fall is throo to five feet
Bombardment of the Strong
Russians in Manchuria Rioting by
News says Tien Tsin Chinese papers
have been ordered oy tne uninese
military to cease publishing reports
of Russian cruelties, fearing the in-
finnnrn nf tne noouiar mind against
the Russian. The proprietors of the
Pekin Times refused to comply.
Japs Headed Russians Off.
St. Petersburg, March 1. Word is
received today that the Japanese
have occupied the Korean town of
Ichloyang, north of Ping Yang, and
are fortifying the town walls. A
Russian detachment was reported m
the nelchhorhood yesterday, nnd it
was expected would occupy the place.
Persecuting the Jews.
Berlin. March 1. Russian dis.
patches today state the Russian
nrnsitt Ir RMmnlntlnrr anti-Semitism
among the people, accusing the Jews
of purcnasing norses for japan ana
widespread jew nailing and n
slaughts are expected.
Sailed for Japan.
London, March 1. The Japanese
steamer Sabo Maru sailed for Japan
last night, after a delay of several
days on account of the reported
presence of a Russian cruiser in the
Deporting Americans From Korea.
Washington, March 1. Minister
Alien, at Seoul, Korea, cables the
state department that pursuant .o
arrangements with the Japanese
minister, returning Japanese trans
ports will bring Americans from
Ping Yang. The Americans in Seoul
and vicinity have already been sent
to the Philippines.
Allen says Russian scouts in
reaching Ping Yang Sunday noon,
were pursued by Japanese."
On to Manchuria.
PnrlR. Mnrrh 1. Allthnrltatlve To-
kio advices say the Japanese general
Rtntf lnff Tnnnn tnflflV fnr Phnmnlnn.
indicating that all troops necessary
lor a rorwaru movement are lanaeo
in Korea. They expect Russians to
put up a stiff front against an ad
vance. Frost-Bitten Russians.
London, March 1. The Reuter's
Cologne correspondent says Russian
officials confirm the reports of tbous-
nnrlR nr nncqlnn RnlfllnrR hnlnt- npr.
manently unfitted for service as the
result of being frost-bitten.
Berlin, March 1. The Tageblatt
reports riots among the students ' f
the universities of Odessa. Kleff and
Kharoff as the result of different
opinions of the war. Sanguinary con
flicts occurred, with the pro-Japanese
in the larger number. The aijthori
ties are passive.
DOG TAX AND DOG-GONED TAX
Marshal Carney Is Swift in Collec
tion of Both.
Tint wr en tho tax on docs and the
tax on heads, Marshal Carney is a
busy man those days. Tnis morning
he put four men on duty as special
police, and up till noon they had
miinn im n Inrpn nnmhnr nf hnmn
less dogs and had collected 26 licen
ses fmm thnsn who do not wish to
seo their pets go to the block of the
It will be an easy thing for anyone
wlsnine to nave a aog to get one,
fnr thnrn In a laren nnd varied as
sortment in the pen at tho corner of
Webb and Cottonwood, and from this
nnnnrtmnnt a nerann rftn have ftlfi
choice on payment of the price of
The poll tax is an6thcr thing of
the same kind. The marshal Is
rnnnrilnir nn the men who are not II
rensn.l to run loose with no cost to
the community and each Is paying
his J2 ns he is captured. The only
hard tlilnp- about it Is the caDturins:
but In spite of this the officer hasa
largo pocKeuui ui muuvj o uo it-
sult of his days worn.
Plans havo been approved by the
secretary of nerlculturo for the con
struction of three new laboratory
buildlnes for the department In
Washington, at a cost of 1.C00,000.
Northern Pacific Has Ordered the
Mutual Telephone Lines Cut Where
Thtjv Cross the Tracks.
nnifax Mnrrh 1. Farmers owning";
dozens of co-operative telephone lines
throughout Eastern Washington, are
nn the warnnth. because the North
ern Pacific roadmasters havo ordered
the wires of these telephone lines
cut. wherever they cross the tracks
of the company. t
The country in this vicinity is cov
ered with a network of these farm
ers' lines and while they are elevated
on very high poles wherever they
cross the railroad tracks, the com
pany has demanded the removal of
nil thn Tvlrna from its rlcht. of way
along tho county roads, and has par
ticularly .ordered every line cut "where
It crosses the right or way. rnere
nrnmlnna Art hn Rnmnthlnf? BenSa-
tional doing in the co-operative 'tele
phone business ncre.
Diphtheria at La Grande.
La Grande. March 1. The 8-year-
old son of W. S. Berkeley died yes
terday evening with diphtheria and
another child in the same family is
dangerously m witn the disease, sev
eral other cases are reported In the
suburbs, but all are In a mild form.
Truck Drivers Strike.
Kansas City, March 1. Over three
hundred union truck drivers struck
this morning for the closed shop, as
the principal contention. Seventy
policemen, hired by the Employers'
Association, are on duty.
Harper Operated On.
Chicago, March 1. President Har
per, of the University of Chicago,
was successfully operated upon this
morning for appendicitis.
Kaiser Is Going South.
Berlin, March 1. The kaiser leaves
Bremerhaven March 12 for a trip to
southern Europe to regain his
fit Pptprshnrir. March 1. Former
Minister of War Vannovskl died last
MANY NEW MEMBERS BEING
BROUGHT INTO THE ORDER
An Open Meeting and Celebration to
Be Held April 8, at Which Notsd
Speakers Will Be Present Will Be
Followed by a Banquet All the
Committees Are Hustling.
The Woodmen of the World are
bavins a great campaign for new
members, and a great many are be
Ing brought into the fold. The cam
naicn committee, consisting of J. h
Lowrey. J. P. Walker. W. B. Hale,
7 xxo rirnt-n nnfl A ZpllRlfA havn hnnn
hard at work, and have provided for
an open meeting to be held on tne
evening of April 8, at the court
bouse, to which the public will be
invited. Noted speakers have been
invited to be present and talk on the
order and its beneuts, ana u. v.
Pnntipr nf Pnrtlnnd. thn hari banker
of the order, will be present, as will
W. U. Hawiey or tsaiem, u, ivuepni
and A. D. Stlllman. all head officers
in the order.
At the close of tho meeting on
that evening there will be a banquet
flvnn ir thn nnw mnmhnrs anil the
vlaltlne nfflrnrs nf thn nrrtnr hv the
local lodge, which will be elaborate.
A good program is oemg prepared ior
this nvnnt. alan nnrl it Is pTn.(til
that it will surpass anything of tho
kind attempted in tne city mis year,
WEIDERT FARM 80LD.
Ben Stanton Purchases One of the
Best Wheat Farms in the Vansycte
Mrs. Julia A. Weidert has sold to
Ben Stanton her valuable wheat
farm. rnnHlntlntr of 290 acres near
Vansycle Canyon, the consideration
lmlnf S7!M npr acre, or 110.800
There are 270 acres of this land in
.nitlvntlnn nnH It Is rnnsfrtftred bv
Umatilla county poople to be one of
the best wheat farms in mat aisinci.
There were many buyers for mis
,1 urn Tnssln Hlowart of Milton. Offer
Ing Mrs. Weidert $35 an acre for It,
and other farmers oaenng prices
nearly as high as that offered by the
fortunate 'purchaser. Mrs. Weidert,
it 1b said, will now purchase a farm
in the vicinity of Walla Walla,
where she will make lier future
Brother of Pies Armstrona.
IS. Armstrong, a brother of Plea3
ant Armstrong, who was recently
hanged. at Baker City, was fined $10
at Athena yesterday, for striking
William Wells with a beer bottle. In
the struggle a plate glass window
was broken and Armstrong was finod
i& ior tnat.
Tomorrow Will Open an Un
usually Busy and Impor
LONG LIST OF BILLS
WILL BE CONSIDERED.
One of the Most Important Will Be
the Bill for Printing the Delin
quent Tax List The Wild Horse
Cut-off Also Demands Action, and
That Part of the Session Devoted
to That Issue Will Be Extremely
Interesting It Has Good' Pros
pects. Thn mnntv court will convene to
morrow morning at 9 o'clock for the
regular March term, wnicn mis ume
will be an especially busy anu im
At this time will come up for set
tlement the bills for the past two
months, but a very few of wnich aro
now in the hands of the clerk. They
are, however, coming in at a rapid
rate, and inside of two days will be
ready lor tne commissiuut:r ovuuu.
The bill for printing the delinquent
tax list will come up this week also,
and be settled, and it is expected
ihot enmn Intterestlnc action will Vo
taken by the court when it comes to
The Wild Horse Cut-Off.
Berlin thn most imDortant thing
to come before the court at this ses
sion is the petition of W. H. Harrah
and others for the cut-off to tho Wild
Horse road. This road has attracted
great deal of attention mrougnou
that part of the county affected uy
nnd creat interest s
manifested by the farmers in the c-
tlon of the court.
It Is thought that the court win
take favorable action on tne peti
tion, provided it is shown that the
road will not be excessive in cusu
t h mut is too heavy tho county
will hesitate before pledging itself
to build It, uui even u iuu
be paid is high and the men who
wish the road will promise to bear
enough of tho burden to mako It rea
sonable for tho county governmeai,
it is almost a certainty mat uw
will cive their consent, tor me new
road would bo a great advantage to
Those who are working ror me
road think that it could bo built ai
llttlo expense, claiming that the patt
where the expense will bo the great
est will nearly pay for itself in the
rock that can bo sold to the builders
of this city. And this aside, the
farmers who will be benefited by
tho change will be wining vo tuu-
trlbute enough to build around the
bluff, even if the county were not to
stand a cent of tho cost.
There are one or two roan por
tions to be acted upon, and a few
minor matters to come ueiore iuo
session this time, but nothing ft
great importance to the county.
Year Than Last
ot.n1 fMnrtr HalloV has completed
his annual census of this school dis
trict and from his figures it is suowh
that the district has increased 93
children between the ages of i and
20 years. Last year there were
children in the district wno wuru w.
school age, and this year the number
is placed at 1.61C by Mr. Halley, who
will file bis report with the county
Tho increase in numbers Is caused
in part by the growth of those who
were last year too young to be en
rolled, and by the Incoming of fam
ilies from the outside, but It is also
lessened by the same number.
There have ben a great many
who havo outgrown the age of the
public school, and have gone to other
schools, and a number-of famlllss
have moved out of the district
Taking into consideration the off
setting effect of both of these condi
tions, tho increase In this year's cen
sus will lust about show the actual
Increase in the school population of
the district during the year past.
Africans In Revolt.
Berlin, March 1. German
West African advices are that
native troops Jn .the Cross and
Nasanog rivers region bave
revolted and killed four Ger
mans and burned their factories.