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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OBEGON, WEDNESDAY, MAHCll 30, 1004.
Scheme of the Government to
Build Monster Dam at Head
of Wallowa River.
Government woold loan
FROM RECLAMATION FUND.
Leopie of Wallowa Valley Wish to
Raise Level of the Lake to Cover
Vast Tracts of Foothill Land Be-
in, Above Present Ditch Systems
Will Require About $75,000 to
Build Dam, Which Sum Those Re.
ceiving the Benefit Would Be Re
quired to Repay the Government
Scheme Depends on Secretary of
A sjwclal to the Oregonlan from
Wuhlngton says that F. H. Newell
lus consented to advance a loan of
Eoaey out of the reclamation fund,
for the purpose of bu.iumg a aam
it the head of the waiiowa river,
lo alse the water In Wallowa laUe,
ter the purpose of irrigating t'.ie
tains lands, under the various
ttth systems now having tneir
rote at the head of the river.
Tie amount recommended will be
ita! 1T5.0U0, or about $1 per acre
he 3 the land that will be Irrigat
ed Ir this plan. The promise of
Hi loan Is founded on the undsr
landing that the people to receive
t benefit from such irrigation aro to
bear a portion of the expense and
repay the government for its out
lay. The settlers of Wallowa have
nade a request for this assistance,
and Mr Newell has found the plan
feasible and will present it to the
secretary of the interior for .-.- con'
ine plan Is to build a monster
cam across the narrow channel n
he Wallowa river, where it breaks
hrough the rocky wall to form the
niy outlet ot Wallowa lake, and Ly
his means raises the level of the
ase irom 10 to 20 feet, in order
secure higher levels for ditch sys
wmcn can then be built
arOUnd the blUu-n nf tho currnnnillnn
kill.. I MM. VUHM.Ut,
ln e Prairie creek, Crsw
ffi' UW creek country and
.Middle Wallowa valley
There are several
of tillable land on these foothills,
above any mesmt m.
5S .K,Ca1 h reclaled by this plan.
mrt.7i . . 15 msby productive
under Irrleailnn nr,a
fn... .., ' tllU 11131,
b,L 'I ' 811 pr,vate ditch systems
1mm i,Tn C0cstrued, reclaiming
mm 12,01,0 o 15.000 acres of rich
Tho . .
id.".,uwa.,akc 's one mile
v ui I1VH ml an t . . . .
hv b.,-. " "'"St ana is lea
"? numerous mountain
"i.h come ,mm .u"
Ivinp v,. nuwy ranges
ng btwn wajiowa ami Union
uuauea and ik . "
the oni. ",'uc "ttnowa river 13
aom.TS e lo is of
M " ".o, anu Is one of tho
Tremendous Rainfalls Endanger Life
Boise, March 30. A perfect tor.
rent of rain has fallen since last
night and the city is completely In
undated. The rain extended Into
the mountains and is rapidly molt
ing the snow, swelling the streams
and endangering life and property.
Boise river has raised three feet
since last night. The police are
warning the people on the low lands
to get out. Heavy loss of sheep on
the range Is anticipated.,
For Better Roads.
Fort Scott, Kas., March 30. There
was a good attendance today at the
opening of the good roads conven
tion to discuss plans for getting bet
ter public highways In Eastern Kan
sas. Those in attendance included
representative agriculturists, busi
ness men and others from nearly ev
ery county ln the eastern part of the
state, together with a number of
road experts who gave practical
demonstrations of improved road
Chicago, March 30. John Karva
naugh, on petition of 17 manufactur
ing concerns, has issued four In
junctions, restraining seven labor
unions from unlawful picketing. It
Is considered the most sweeping
anti-unlon measure ever issued from
a Cook county court.
tie dry .IT " er Ds..v.ery I0W
(.wild .... : JUU " uara
foent iZL r.wn lhe govern
m flan and .h JaMy Pe.e
feyi-iowpand "e,.thrce Wallowa val-
limp. T., be fflaie to sUDnort four
r -ft Uifir - .
thorou:h .. . PU'at'OD. un
f TherTu8!!?8 ?ma of irrigation.
tat woufd ' vacant land
ltem 0ri..V...!. unaer . any d!t:h
V loothlff V"! " ake. a.
len t.r.A "u" owned bv atopk.
turc Tan?.'?. ubo them for
rer creek l u,e past 10 years
Nl and tim l0mi hSh "P ""to the
K ietUM .!red contains has
h' C would 'Tleated under thl8
ft privau 1 uJd hav to be bought
VHUI'rS r.v.A . . . .
1 soe arran.I' Ior 1,1,8 rC;l-
Fould the government
PWlne th l0r 1,8 outlay in
ran.." March snMi
PSea a "e...ne loadine -n .ir.n
if00 ad genera? rUCd8 of
Aioam, f0 ' lament. Cap
th 'r, e1v ??erly 0' the Span
' nwl8 th! munitions hav
l. - cient of t, uciense
t0J re l ?pt .
we Centmi V 1 country
" 11 0kr e '"--The firm of
ct clotM I0r many year, n, ,
FOR SOUTH AFRICAN WAR.
RUSSIA DECLARES KOREA IS
NO LONGER NEUTRAL GROUND
Slav Author Openly Advocates an Anglo-Russian Alliance to
Checkmate the Influence of the United States.
Japanese Coaster Sunk by Russians Russians Were Repulsed at Chong
Ju Another Russian Battleship Damaged During Harbor Maneu.
vers One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Japanese In Korea,
and Immense Quantities of Equipment Providing Backfire Against
Japanese Invasion of Vladivostok District.
St. Petersburg, March 30. The
Russian government has issued a
declaration that after the recent
Japanese proceedings Korean ports
can no longer be regarded by Rus
sia as neutral. The declaration is
precipitated by the fact that a Jap
anese advance guard occupied Hatju,
a seaport southwest of Anju, March
M. Sauvorlne, writing in the No
voe Vremyla today, proposes an An
glo-Russian alliance, contending that
England is less dangerous to Rus
sia than America, which is an inso
lent parvenu stretching his legs
under the tables of Asiatic politics.
It is time that Europe realized Amer
ica as her enemy.
Berlin Police Compelled to Escort
Troops to the Railway Stations
Mob Destroyed Railway Property
Indicates General Discontent
Among the Working Classes.
Berlin, Majch. 30. The departure
of 300 reinforcements for German
Southwest Africa today occasioned
An anarchist mob 1,000 strong,
stoued the soldiers while passing in
the streets. The police were sum
moned to escort the troops to the
station. The officers were compell
ed io charge the mob, slashing with
8.vorilfi, before order was restored.
The mob reformed and made a
rush for the L.enrter station. The
police again charged and repulsed
the rabble, but the disturbers tore
down the barriers and reached an
other part of the station, where they
destroyed tho signal box, tore . up
the rails and maltreated the railway
officials. The police Anally drove
them away after wounding many
and arresting a nun.ber.
The riot has created apprehension
as an indication of widespread dis
content among the Berlin proletariat
Japanese Coaster Sunk.
Chce Foo, March 30. Tho captain
and a sailor and one passenger of
the Japanese coaster, Hanyen, have
arrived at Lenchan. They report
that a Russian fleet sank the Han
yel near Mian island, the 25th.
Seventeen of the crew and passen
gers were taken prisoners.
Russian Repulse at Chong Ju.
London, March 30. Tho Japanese
legation has issued the following ac
count of the Russian repulse at
Chong Ju March 2S:
"A portion of our cavalry and '.n
fautry occupied Chong Ju after de
feating the enemy in tho outskirts.
The enemy numbered COO and re
treated in the direction of Wiju.
Our casualties were Lieutenant
Kanoa and four others killed, nd
Captain Kuronkawa and 12 others
wounded. No casualties among the
infantry. Tho enemy must have sus
tained equal casualties."
RULED AGAINST BRYAN.
Adverse Decision in the Bennett
New Haven. Conn., March 30.
Ex-Judgo Stoddard continued his ar
gument opposing the admission of
papers accompanying tho Bennett
will. He said in no country where
a paper extraneous in character and j ygement.
Backfire Against Japanese.
St. Petersburg, March 30. The in
habitants of the islands near Vladi
vostok have been ordered that In the
event of the Japanese attempting to
land to kill their cattle and deer to
prevent the invaders obtaining sup
plies. Volunteers have been called for
from among tbe Russian peasants.
The Korean Inhabitants in the
Ussurl district , aro drilled by Rus
sian 8iib-ofllcers and are armed with
Five Men Had Been Indicted on Her
Chicago, March 30. Apollnla Stn
rosta, a 14-year-old girl, on thv
stand this morning, artlessly admit1
ted she committed perjury before
the grand Jury, which resulted In
the indictments of five men, whom
she sworo she snw kill John Osucli-
owskl. Tho motion of the stato's
attorney cases wns qunsuod to have
the defendants dismissed, Tho rea
son sho sold was that Mrs. Osuchow
ski wonted her to swear the mon's
Tho murder occurred In the roar
of n snloon. Tho girl yesterday
vividly described tho tragedy, point
ing out tho Ave defendants. This
morning sho confessed to tho pre
varication. Tho friends of tho ac
cused Poles -mndo n demonstration
when thoy were released.
Japanese Losses at Chong Ju.
St. Petersburg, March 30. General
Kouropatkln reports that according
to the townspeople, the. Japanese
lost 40 killed and 100 wounded In
the Chong Ju fight. Twonty-clgnt
were wounded and were conveyed to
Anju by Koreans. The Japanese
lost a large numbvr of horses. Kou
ropatkln further reports that Cap
tain Stepanoff, wounded, Is dead.
Japs in Korea.
Rome, March 30. A Seoul
Eclectic Medics Meet.
Atlantn. On., March .10. Promi
nent medical men of all parts of the
stato filled tho assembly room of the
KImbnti houso today, at tho opening
of the thirtieth annual meeting nf
the Georgia Eclectic Medical Asso
ciation. Mnyor Howell welcomed
the visitors In a cordial nddress .f
ter tho gntherlng had been called to
order by tho president, W. M. Dur
ham, of Atlanta. The discussion of
live topics of Interest lo tho profes
sion will be continued through two
patch states the Japanese made
determined attempt to land nt N
Chwang and that 45 Japanese trans
ports yesterday landed a largo num
ber of troops and CO guns, and enor
mous supplies at Chiiiamppo. Thcr
are now 125,000 Jap troops In Kor-:
Another Battleship Damaged,
St. Petersburg, March 30. A prl
vate dispatch received today states
that during maneuvers ln tho Inner
harbor at Port Arthur, the RusBiau
battleship Petropavlosk collided wllh
and seriously damaged tho battl
ship SebasllK). Tho department n
no confirmation. I
American Flag at Niu Chwang
Nlu Chwang, March 30. A vigor
ous protest by United States Consul
Miller, has resulted In the Russians
agreeing to a tentative, restoration
of the United States flag 011 build
Ings from which It was recently or
Hve merchantmen wcro docked
today. They report seeing tho Rus
slan fleet off Port Arthur Sunday
nxing ranges for tho shore foits
Voted War Tax.
Toklo, March 30. Tho diet finish
ed Its special session last nlcht
passing all governmental war tax
measures. The amount to bo raised
annually has been reduced from
134,000,000 lo $31,000,000, Tho sa
monopoly was voted down.
Was in Contempt of Court for Violat
ing an Injunction.
Butte, Mon March 30. F. A.
Helnzo ,was fined $20,000 and A.
Frank and J. II. Trerlse l,00O each
for contempt of court by Jud;o
Beatty this morning. The fines will
be paid by 11 o'clock Thursday. Tho
second contempt case is under an
written after the execution of a will
has been admitted as a part of tho
will. He stated the letter did not
express the truth, nor tho transac
Hon as Bennett understood it.
Mr. Bryan made several attempts
t-j address the court on tho ground
that Stoddard misrepresented him,
but the court refused to hear him
and ruled the letters could not bo
referred to at present. Mr. Bryan s
counsel then began an argument in
Chicago, March 30. May wheat
opened 9C, closed 95'4; old July
oncned SS. closed S3; now July
opened 87. closed 87&. July corn
opened 52, closed S3.
cltoen Lman? yra promt.
a reefer P n?8e1 Jn ,th
FOUND IMPURE FOOD.
Idaho Inspector Finds Large Quanti
ties of Adulterated Provisions.
A special to the Boise Capital
News from Halley. Idaho, says:
Professor A. McPberson, tne
state food Inspector, after finishing
his business here, went to ueuevue.
Tho kerosene was found to be only
such as comnl!e3 with the law,
"Ho found several cases 01 paint
ed catsup, adulterated whito pepper.
and snlcea. canned goods, vinegar.
sugar and meat preservatives. These
must bo all shinned out of tho state
and the receipts for them sent to Mr.
McPherson, or else they must, be
"A8 this is the first year that this
law has boen in effect, Mr. McPhor
son favors the merchants by allow
ing them to return Impure goods:
after this they will be confiscated
by tbe state, according to the law,"
Tho fines were Imposed for viola
tion of an Injunction'. The prosecu
tion claims tho dofonduuts removed
$1,100,000 worth of oro from tho
Michael Davit mine, violating Judge
AN ABUNDANCE OF MOISTURE
Over Four Inches of Rain Fell In
Walla Walla, March 30. Over four
inches 01 rain uas iauen iuis iuuuiu
with two days yet to bear from
The record is now safrfy above that
of any previous year In the history
of the local weather .otiice.
Observer Newman yesterday re
ported an excess of precipitation of
3.03 Inches sinco January J, wuri
a total rainfall of 4.10 inches for
March, which is tho greatest precip
itation for this month ever recorded
at the local weather bureau. Tho
nearest annroach to this figure was
in 1894, when 3.7C inches fell during
Action on Bill to Prevent Lottery
Features In Tobacco Trade.
Ilv a vote of eight to four the
ways and means committee ot tho
house today refused to authorize a
favorable report on the Tawney bill
to prevent placing tags offering
prize coupons with tobacco and ci
The senate committee on Inter-
oceanic canals beard Senator Mor
gan this morning ln favor of bis bill
proposing that the canal zone on
tho Isthmus bo made a military res-'
S i ATE GAME WARDEN.
Water Too High to Properly Inspect
the Byers Mill Race.
II. G. Van P'lsen, of Astoria, tho
state fish and game warden, was In
Pendleton loday tho guest of his
deputy. A. W. Nye. While hero Air,
Van Dusen and Mr. Nye Investigat
oU tho condition of tho Byers mill
race, which it Is claimed is not con
structed so that tho fish will not bo
injured by tho wheels of tho mill
Tho water, however, was so hlgli
that nothing could bo determined
and Mr". Van Dusen will return some
time when tho water is lower and
a careful investigation can bo made.
Mr. Van Dusen has received
larird ntimlii.r ,if niiu .f ini. f.ui.i.,.,
" - r .- . .uw unit., if,
for fish to fie pijt in the streams of
the different rounues, but has not
limy ueciucu wnat win ho done.
I no streams of. Umatilla county lo
servo a largo proportion of tho fish
and It is probable that they will get
The visitor is on his way home
irom untario, where ho went wn.i
tho state board somo days uuo to
investigate tho condition of tho sal
mon hatchery, which was found lo
bcr in tho best condition, with nros
pecta for a largo number of young
salmon for distribution than over he-
THE MAKER OF IRRIGON.
Frank B. Holbrook. Irrlaatfon Pro
moter and All 'Round Hustler, In
Frank B. Holbrtok. the maker of
iTjgon, uie now town at Stokes, on
the O. R. & N.. superintendent of tho
Oregon Land and Water Company,
ana ono or tno most enthusiastic
and practical irrigators- in Orouon.
is in 1110 city today on business con
nected with bis enterprise.
mis spring has seen Irrigdn grow
from a village of one dwelling houje
to a town of 30 new buildings with
a thriving community all around it.
a pubjlc school, stores, blacksmith
shops, newspaper and other neces
sary institutions of a growing 'town,
NEW GENERAL MANAGER E.
- E. CALVIN PASSES THROUGH.
Special Party Consisting of A. L.
Mohler, E. E. Calvin, J. P. O'Brien
and M. J. BuckLy Spend a Short
Time Here In Transferring to tho
Spokane Branch New Manager of
O. R. & N. Takes Charge of South,
ern Pacific Lines In Oregon.
A party of O. it. & N. offlclalH,
with a special train of two cars,
passed through the city today, on
route from the cast to Hpokano ami
Tlio party consisted of 13, K, Cnl
vln, the new general manager of I ho
O. It. & N., under tho rearrange
ment of the Harrlmnn lines, A. L.
Mohler, tl o retiring president of tho
O. R. & N J. P. O'llrlon, superin
tendent, and M. J. Iliickluy, assist
ant superintendent of tho system.
Mr. Mohler ami Mr. u'lirlon mot
Mr. Calvin at Lu Grande- last night,
where tho party was formed for a
daylight inspection of tho linos
through Eusteru Oregon ami Eastern
Tho party remained In tho city
but a short time, while tho cars
Head of Western Federation
Found Bondsmen, But it
Gave Him No Liberty.
CHARGE AGAINST HIM
Officers Are Searching for the Ses.
retary-Treaurer of tho Same Or
ganization, Who Is Supposed to
Be Hiding In Denver Moyer's At
torneys Have Left Tellurlde Das
perate Effort In Chicago by In
junction to Stop Picketing by tho
Denver, March 30. Tho sheriff of
Tellurlde arrived this morning with
warrants for W. I). Haywood, sccrc-tury-trenHiirer
of tho Western Kod.
oration of the Minors' Union, hut
could not locate him.
.Mall advices from Tellurlde to
Itldgeway stato that President M oy
er, charged with ling dcsucralton,
ulilalueil a bond hiHt night wliL'U
wut signed by County Judge Ward
law, and Moyer was released. Ho
Immediately rearrested by 11
squad of soldiers and hull-peimod.
Ills tin t-o attorneys arrived at Rldgo
way this morning under military
guard. Not stated whether thoy
wore ordered to leavo camp, or wont
ot their own volition.
Ready for Civil War.
Tellurldo, Col., March 30. Oonor
ill Hell has ordered all troops to lie
prepared In move on 20 minutes' no
tice, ami special trnliiH aro ongaged.
Presumption Is that their destination
Is Ouray mid San Juan counties,
which uro union strongholds.
Corbett Roasts Graney.
Chicago, March 30. Besides roast
ing Referee Gionoy, Young Corbott,
on arrival hero this ihornlng, do
nleil stories that ho Is broke, and
said ho hud cleaned up $30,000 on
the 'l-'rlsco trael;. Ho will meet
Tommy Mowatt Saturday night.
Smoot Hearings Postponed.
Washington, March 30. Tim
Smoot heai'liiKH have again been
postponed til April 20,
OLD FRIEND OF CALVIN'S,
C. W. Gates, of This City, Knew the
New O. R. & N. Manager Over
Twenty Yera Ago.
C. W. fiatos, tho veteran station
agent and operator of tho O .It &
were being turned around, anil while v . W,,M well aciiualnted with n. I-
ui; oiiiciuib iiki 1101 uiuo umo io ( v Iii when Mr. C a v 11 was a 11 slit
visit tho city, Mr. Calvin expressed
himself as being well pleased with
the appearance of Pendleton, and It
future us a commercial center of th
Inland Empire, and especially
ono of (ho vital points 011 tho gru.it
When tho party reaches I'oitlani
details of tho rearrangement of tho
management of tho O. It. & N- will
bo completed. A notice was posto.
In tho Southern Pacific olllceu yes
torday morning, In Portland, giving
official notification to employes of
that system In Oregon, lo report
after March 29, to E. E, Ciilvln, gen
oral manager of uio O. It, & N., at
his o III co In Portlund. Tills means
tho actual consolidation of tho
Southern Pacific anil O. It. & N
under tho management of Mr. Cut
What changes will bo made on tho
O. It. & N. no ono haa guessed lis
yet. It Is thought somo Important
changes will bo made, but not the
least official intimation of such
changes has yet been given out.
Mr. Calvins coming to Portland
will not reduce tho number of sun
erlntendcnts and assistant suporln
tcndcntB, but it is generally conced
ed that more authority will bo vest
ed lu tho new general manager and
less ln tho superintendents.
NEW SHOW CA8E8.
Sullivan & Bond Add Attractive
Feature to Tholr Store.
Sullivan & Bond havo Just placed
iii their gents' furnishing store two
largo plate glass show cases wblcji
add greatly to the facilities for dis
playing goods and enhanco tho gen
eral appearance of tho store. The
cases aro exceptionally largo and
are built according to tho nowost
Tbe tops of tbo cases are a bevel
plate glass and tho sides are of
extra heavy plate glass. Tho shelv
ing Is all of glass and is supported
by nickel-plated movable brackets.
One of tbo cases Is used to display
the new neckwear and tho other
operator 011 tho Union Puclllc, at
Curium, Wyo., over 20 years ago,
Sluco that tlmo Mr. Calvin lias
pulsed through all tho succosslvo
positions In tho inaiiiiKumeiit of tho
Union Pacific, and now comos to tho
O. It. & N. as general miuiHger. T' -day.
while the special car of tin) O.
It. & N. party was being turned 011
the turutablo In this city, Mr. C.il
vln reeognloil Mr. Gates, after .in
Interval of almost 20 years sinco
their last mooting.
DR. COLE AS8I8TANT SURGEON.
Probability That O. R. A N. Will R.
arrange Its i.ospltal System.
Dr. W. 0. Colo bus been appoint
ed as nsslslmit Burgeon for tho O
R. & N. system, and his territory
will extend from Hiigard to Unuitll-
la, and on tho branch lino half nf I'm
dlstnnco to Walla Walla. This will
do away with tho old plan of taking
nil of tlio cue oh lo tho hospital at
Ah yot it Is not thought that tna
appointment of Ilr, Colo will have
any effect In changing tho plan of
tho road not to uso tho Pomllotoii
bosDltal. but it Is probable that In
Mm 11 i'ii r fiihlre thn road will place
St. Anthony's hospital on tho list of
railroad hospitals, and will authorlzo
tho bringing of all casos In this part
of tho stato hero.
New Governor of Guam,
Washington. March 30. Comman
der Dyer, of tliq cruiser Albany, has
been appointoa navai governor 01
Third Prize Dance.
Professor McMInn will glvo the
third prize dance of his series of
przo dsnrps at Armory hall on Sat
A postal order treaty between the
United States and Cuba Is being ne
gotiated. It will be pesrly Identi
cal with those ln operation between
the United States and Canada, New
foundland and tbo Philippines.