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COTTAGE GROVE . . OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Comprehensive Rcvlow of the Import,
ant Happenings of the Past Week,
presented In Condcnuod Form, Moil
i,tkely to Prore Interesting;.
Ghlncso nnd Russian troopa ncnrly
clashed In Manchuria.
Tlio Grand Hondo valley la a vaBt
lake and thousands o( acres of wheat
Tho Russian press regnnla the Anlo
Fronch treaty at a hard Mow to Ger
Italians who had plotted against the
llfo ot President Loubct, of France,
havo been arreatcd.
In a riot between police ""d umc"
Jackets at Penaacola, Kin. one man waa
ahot and our others wounded.
A four atorv hotel at Indianapolis,
Ind., burned and for a timo tho lives
of moro than 300 guests wcro in pern
Admiral Togo says ho placed the
mlno which blew up tho Russian war
ship and tells how it was done. itus
sians emphatically deny it.
President Moyer, of tho Federation
of Miners, declares Governor Pcabody,
of Colorado, has violated his promise
having agreed not to.molost tho miners
Senator Mitchell has introduced
amendments to the emergency appro
priation bill to continue tho improve'
ment of tho Columbia and lower ill
A heavy snow has fallen in Notthcrn
and Central :ew oric.
Altogether 10 Russian vessels have
been damaeed or lost since the out
break of the war.
Russia has notified all nationa that
alio will regard as spies correspondents
using wireless telegraphy.
Tho Tort Arthur squadron will not
again be risked in battle until rein
forced by the Baltic licet.
Japan denies that she has any sub
marine boats and says the Russian
ships were sunk by torpedoes.
Carnegie has created a "fund for
heroes." and set aside 15,000,000
Kcit of kin of thoso who loso their
Uvea will also benefit.
A party of 50 prominent Filipinos
has started lor uie fct. J-ouis lair.
They will also visit the principal cities
ol the United states.
Heavy rains stopped all regular
through traffic on tho Southern Pacific
and O. R. A N., into Portland, leaving
the Northern Pacific the only route for
Landgrabber Benson has been
claimed by two wives at San Francisco.
The house has passed the Philippine
bond bill to encourage the building of
St. Petersburg has the repoit that
Togo sunk several steamers and closed
the entrance to Port Arthur.
Ex-Mayor Ames, of Minneapolis, has
been arrested, charged witn caving ac
cepted a bribe while in office.
According to latest accounts Russia
lost about 650 men and officers in the
sinking of the battleship and torpedo
Tho senate committee on appropria
Hons provides for no Northwest harbor
work, save The Dalles-Celilo canal, in
the sundry civil bill.
Wreckage washed ashore at Van'
couver Island indicates the loss of the
sealing schooner Triumph. There
were 25 person on board.
A gunner's mate on the Missouri is
found to have saved the ship and the
lives of 000 men by Jumping into the
magazine and closing the door. The
iniuries of two of the seamen have
Russians have won two small land
A young anarchist attempted to as
sassinato Premier Maura, of Spain, at
A work train on the Canadian Pacific
was struck by a land slide near Winne
peg and a number of men killed.
Cardinal Satolll, with the permission
of the pope, is coming to the United
States. lie has no mission and is to
make the tour as a private citizen.
The secretary of the interior has is
sued permlts-for grazing 87,815 sheep
in the northern division and 100,000
aheep in the sftuthern division of the
Cascade forest reserve during the com
A bill has been introduced in the
senate authorizing tho secretary of war
to purchase the original manuscript
copy ot the order book of General Arth
ur St. Cliar, who was governor of the
Northwest territory and commander of
its military forces during the adminis
trations of Presidents Washington and
Pope Pius is again reported ill.
The house committee on naval affairs
has reported favorably the bill author
izing the presiden, at his discretion,
to reinBtato cadets suspended for haz
ing. The agitation in Spain over France's
acquiring a firm hold on Morocco does
not canso anxiety in France, as it is
believed the Irritation will subside
without straining the relation between
, the two countries.
Easter services in Russia are much
moro impressive than usual this year.
Spain is very bitter because of the
.. .Anglo-French treaty.
Jlobson, the hero of the Merrimac,
4'wos defeated for congross In Alabama.
Ice Jams in the St. Lawrence river
,aro flooding many houses In Montreal
Russia has demanded that Japanese
Instructors with the Chinese army be
AMERICA CAN HARDLY ACT NOW.
Precedent Agatnit Intervention tor Wire
less Telegraph Company.
Washington, April 10. Ono qf the
principal wireless telegraph "companies
line filed nt tho stato department an
energetic protest ngiilnst tho decree ol
Admiral Alcxicff that newspaper cor
respondents in the Far East during the
war shall bo tieated as spies. The
stato department has taken tho protest
under consideration, but following the
almost unbroken practlco It probably
will decllno to tako an; action on a
hypothetical case. It an American cit
izen Is arrested by the Russian officials
tho state department immediately will
lay down a lino ot policy to meet thla
novel departure in international law.
fit is realized that newspaper corres
pondents using wireless telegraphy In
tho neighborhood of naval operations
might unwittingly givo information ot
great valuo to tho enemy, whoso ves
sels, being also equipped with wireless
tolcgrahy, might readily take up nies
sages sent to a shore station.
Tho state department is loath to cs
tablish a precedent by. protest that
might hereafter embarrass our own
naval commadners. Tho matter is
said by a distinguished military officer
here to emphasize tho pressing need for
anintcrnational agreement fixing the
exact siaius oi newspaper correspond
ents in case of war.
WILL ASK NATION 10 MAKER HASTI3.
Oregon Delegation Desires '05
Board lie Named at Once.
Washinton, April 19. Copies of the
Lewis and Clark exposition bill, as it
was signed by the president, were de
livered from the printing office today
and distributed among the various gov
ernmcnt departments. The Oregon
senators, early this week, expect to sec
cabinet officials and urge the early ap
pointment of the government board
which is to have supervision of tho gov
ernmcnt exhibit. Until this board i
appointed and makes an estimate of tho
amount of space that will be needed for
the government exhibits and tor exhib
its from Alaska, tho Philippines, Ha
waii and the Orient, the supervising
architect will be unable to proceed with
he preparation of plans for buildings
For this reason, it is desired that the
board shall be named without delay.
The senators also expect to see the
president and lay before him the list ni
countries which it is desired shall be in
vited by this government, through the
state department, to participate in the
exposition. when this is accomp
lished, there is nothing left for tnc
Oregcn delegation to do in furtherance
of the exposition so far as the govern
ment is concerned.
DON'T KILL LAWS.
China's Action on Treaty Will Have
No Effect on Ibcm.
Washington, April 19. Attorvney
General Knox has banded to the presi
dent his opinion regarding the validity
of the Chinese exclusion law. While
the opinion has not been made public,
it is known the attorney general holds
in effect that the denunciation of the
treaty by China does not operate to nul
lify the existing laws, and that the ex
clusion can be enforced as rigidly here
after as under the treaty.
In its effect the exclusion law is more
drastic than the treaty. While the
treaty is in force, the points ot differ
euce between the law and treaty are de
cided in cacordance with the terms of
the latter. It is the hope of the Chi
nese government that a new treaty will
bo negotiated which will prove more
favorable to Chinese immigrants that
is the present treaty. Indeed, such a
treaty is now being considered.
Canal Papers All Drawn Up.
Paris, April 19. All the papers nec
essary for the transfer ot the Panama
canal to the United States are now com
pleted. They include inventories and
schedules of the property belonging to
the company in Panama, here and else
where. These have been carefully gone
over and checked by W. A. Day and
Charles W. Russell, the assistant attor
ney generals who came from ashing
ton to assist in the transfer of the prop
erty and the officers of the company
The most important paper is tho con
tract for the sales.
New Utah-Wyoming Road.
Denver, April 19. A news special
from Cheyenne, iyo., says: Informa
tion has been received that the Chicago
& Pacific Railroad company, a Chicago
4 Northwestern auxiliary concern, is
preparing to build a railroad from Cas
per, Wyo., to ugden, Utah, me new
road will not be a transcontinental line,
because ot the traffic alliance which ex
ists between the Northwestern and the
Union Pacific, but will depend on legi
timate profits from the immenfely rich
mineral and stockraising country along
Will Not Let Fleet Uo Out.
Paris, April 19. The Eclairo's St.
Petersburg correspondent says he is in
formed that a formal order has been is
sued to Vicreoy Alexleff not to permit
tho Russian fleet to leave Port Arthur
before tho arrival of Vice Admiral
Skrydloff. It is the opinion in high
naval circles that it will not bo neces
sary to dispatch tho Baltic squadron to
tho far bast, as the army, it is be
lieved, will be ablo to cope with the
Japan Will Have Submarine Boats.
London, April 10. While it is au
thoritatively stated that tho Japaneso
havo no submarine navy at tho present
time, and therefore it is Impossible that
the Russian battleship Petropavlovak
could have been sunk by a boat of this
class, it is understood that tho Japan
ese arsenals and navy yards are working
overtlmo on two or more submarine
boats, which will bo ready before tho
Russian Baltic ' squadron reaches the
SURPRISE JAPS WHILE TRYINU
LAND 12,000 MEN.
Enemy Was Llng In Walt and Indicted
Heavy Lots In Men and Ount Ad
miral Togo Again Bombards Port
Arthur Without Damage to Tort, Al
though Several are Killed.
London, April 18. Tho St. Peters
burg correspondent ot the Standard
tends a rumor to the effect that Vice
Admiral Togo's fleet escorted n Japan
ese landing ol troops to the westward
of the Yaln rhor. When 12,000 men
had been lauded the Russian troops,
which wore lying concealed, suddenly
attacked them, driving them back to
the ships, with heavy losses in men
RuttUn Portltlcatlons Completed.
St. I'etersburug, April IS. A dis
patch from l.iao Yang says Hint the
Russian foitllloatlons on tho Yalu river
have been completed. The center ot
tho lino of fort I lied positions is An
tung. Tho right flank retts on Tn
Tung Kau and tho left Hank on Kin
ten Cheng, on the west bank of tho
AGAIN BOMBARD PORT ARTHUR.
Japanese Plre Many Projectiles,
Cause No Damage.
St. Petersburg, April IS. A tele
gram from Admiral Alexieff from Port
Arthur to the emperor says unit irom
9:16 o'clock this morning to midday
the Japanese fleet, in two divisions,
bombarded tho fortress and tho town
alternately from the l.iao Tslian prom
ontory, tiring 185 projectiles.
The Russian squadron, including the
battleship Pobieda, replied from the
anchoraeo by a plunging fire. Tho
batteries also participated.
The losses on land wero seven Chi'
nese killed and five soldiers and three
Tho Russian warships sustained no
damage and thero was no loss of life
This attack is taken here to show
Admiral Togo has not given up his
purpose of damaging the rest ot the
Russian ships, now that there is little
possibility ot them again going to sea
lTnnuestionably ho is an are of the
effect of his previous bombardment,
and the fact that he has repeated it in
dicatcs to tho officers here that ho be
lieves there is a good chance for a pro
jectile hitting a taiget. In order to
drop a shell into the harbor or city,
high angle fire is necessary. Thla is
tho reason the Japanese squadron took
up a position at l.iao rishan. Other
bombardments were from tho samo
point, which, at the time, did not
seem to bew:thin the range of the Rus
MAY OIVB UP POSTAL INQUIRY.
Senate Now Looks With Little Favor Up
on an Investigation.
Washington, April 18. Pres dent
Roosevelt had an important confeicnco
today with Senators Aldrich, Spooner
and Penrose, tho last named being tho
chairman of the committee of post
offices and postroads. The conference
related to the proposed investigation by
a senate committee of the affairs of tho
postofhee department. Ail parties to it
were reticent as to the details of the in
terview, but enough is known about it
to indicate that an inquiry into tho
postal affairs is not so Ukley to be au
thorized as it was a day or two ago.
The subject is being considered conn
dentially by the senate leaders, and a
definite decision, one way or the other,
may bo reached soon. Objections to
congressional investigation have been
suggested which may Induce the senate
to abandon the proposition altogether.
A searching investigation into the
affairs of the Washington and New
York postofficcs is now being con
ducted. These inquiries were insti
tuted by the president himself, and
they are being made very thorough.
In addition to these inquiries, Messrs.
Contad and Bonaparte, under general
instructions from the president, are
still pursuing their investigation into
postoffice department matters.
Commander ol Czarovltch Perlihed.
Paris, April 18. A dispatch to tho
Temps from St. Petersburg says:
The causes ol tno catastrophe at l'ort
Arthur are linited to two hypotheses,
a submerged Russian mine or an explo
sion on board the Petropavlovsk. All
the victims are badly burned and the
catastrophe was complete within ono
minute and a half. Tho fleet remain
ing at Port Arthur is reduced to a
strictly defensive, basis. The com
mander of the Czareovitch perished on
the Petropavlovsk before he had as-.
Requests President to Act for Jcwa.
Washington, April 18. Tho house
committee on foreign affairs today au
thorized a favorable report on the sub
stitute for the Goldfogle bill In regard
to tho treatment of Jews by Russia.
The substitute requests the president to
renew negotiations with the govern
mcnts of countries where discrimina
tion is made between American citizens
on the ground ot religious faith or be
lief, to secure by treaty or otherwise,
uniformity of treatment and protection
to American citizens holding pass
ports." Mrs. Botkln In Police Court.
San Francisco, April 18. Mrs. Cor-
lelia Botkln appeared today in Police
Judge Conlan's court for her prolimin-
ry examination on tho charge of pois
oning Mrs. Joshua Deano, of Dover,
Del. Sho was represented by Attorney
0. Larko, a friend ol her former
counsel. The taking of testimony of
tho Dolawaro witnesses was at onco be
gun. Mrs. Lizzio L. Kemp, formerly a
clerk in tiio postoffico at Dovor, being
the first witness called.
Urges Nation Pay for Work of Mob.
Washington, April 18. President
Roosevelt today sent to congress a mes
sage rccommedning an appropriation of
125,000 to compensate William J(.
Radcliffe. a BritlBli subject, lor loss ol
property by mob In Colorado in 1001,
WAR LOSS STUNS.
Russia l-fndt Japanese AUo Sunk a
St. Petersburg, April 10. On tho
heels ot the amiiSunccniint ol tho sink
ing of the battleship 1'otropavlovsK
comes the news that the Japanese sur
rounded und sunk the torpedo boat des
troyer lletstrashnl. Only live ot her
crew escaped, although It la probable
some wore taken prisoners.
Sows ot tho reverse was communi
cated to the canr by Admiral Oukotni
aky. He wired today that the deetroy
ers mid tour ceuaorts wero outaide
scouting during the night. The Bess
trashnl lagged behind and became lost
In tho mist. When day broke, she
tried to creep in along tho coast but
was discovered, cut off, ovcrpowetod
and sunk. Admiral Oukoinstky's dis
patch concludes aa follows:
"I have taken command provision
ally ot the licet since the disaster to
the Petropavlovsk. During some ina
Delivering of tho battleship squadron
tho Pobieda struck against mine
amidships on the starboard side She
was able to regain port by herself. No
one on boaid ol tier was killed or
Tho llussiun word In the text of the
official dispatch describing the accident
to tho Pobieda means either "mlno" or
"torpedo," but the quality ing adjective
indicates something niuvlng townrd the
shin. This dispatch puts an end to
tho idea prevailing hero that there had
been an engagement loliowmg mo ins
aster to the Petropavlovsk. It is con
sidered remarkable hero that tho Jap
aneso did not tako advantage of this
terrible accident to attack Port Arthur
PENSION ITE.Yi IS 14.000,000.
House Committee Completes Ocneral
Deficiency Appropriation Bill.
Wusliintgon, April lo. Tho house
committee on appropriations today com
pleted tho general deficiency appropria
tion bill, carrying a total of $10,338,
744. The largest item in the bill la
4,000,000 for pensions. Of this sum,
$ 1.500.000 is an estimated deficiency
which will be caused by tho execution
of tho recent service pension order
The minority mcmlicrs of tho commit
tee mado a tight against this amend
ment, and it was ordered reported by
a party vote.
As tho item is included, a minority
report accompanies that of the major
ity to the house. Tin minority views
are signed by Underwood, Ilrundige,
ISenton, Livingston and Pierce. Tay
lor of Alaban.a, was absent. The con
clusion of the minority Is that thero
was no warrant of law for tho appropri
ation ot the- million and a half dollars
loouested bv the commissioner of pen
sions requested for the purposo herein
stated. It quotes the recent order in
full, and says that while there aro
members of congress who favor a serv
ice pension law. it is not wholly the
jurisdiction of tho appropriations com
mittee to consider the question. "Our
duty." tho report says, "ia confined to
providing the money to pay the obliga
tions ot the United States contracted
under the law. Tho point we desire to
make ia that there is no law on the
statute books ot the United States that
allows tho (1,500,000 appropriation
asked for by the commissioner of pen
sions to pay the deciency caund by ex
ecutive order, and wo will move on mo
floor of tho house to reduco the appro
priation asked for pensions to tho ex
tent of 11,600,000 for that rcasos."
SUBMARINE BOATS IN PLAY.
Japan Believed to Have Tno to Plant
Mines at Port Arthur,
raris, April 10. The St. Petersburg
correspondent to the Echo do Paris,
under this morning's date, sends tho
"I learn that a firm opinion prevails
in naval circles, based on telegrams
from tho surviving officers, that tho
loss of the Petroplavlovsk and tho in
juries to the Pobieda wero caused by
torpedoes launched by the Japanese,
and by submarino vessels. Hitherto it
has not been believed that tho Japano
had any submarine boats, hut it is now
admitted that such boats might have
been received with the cruisers bought
from Argentine and brought out from
Genoa by English crews. It is diffi
cult to verify this, but tho admiralty is
of the opinion tiiat the cruiser brought
out two submarino vessels."
Da) an Evidently Damaged.
London. April 10. Tho Daily Telo-
graph'a correapondent at Wio Hal Wei,
telegraphing under oato ol April 1J,
says: "The ilrltlsli cruiser r.spiegie
reports that at 6:45 o clock tuts morn
ing she sighted fivo Japaneso warships
engaging the Russian cruiser Bayan,
making for Port Arthur from tho di
rection of tho Yalu. Tho Russian
cruiser Askold and another cruisor is
sued from Port Arthur to assist tho
Bayan. At 0:45 o'clock tho Russians
got under tho shelter of the forts, hut
the Bayan was damaged.
Ask Smoot to Help Find Them.
Washington, April 10. Senator Bur
rows lias notified Senator Smoot that
five witnosses subpoenaed in the pend
ing Smoot investigation havo not been
found. Senator Burrows suggested to
Senator Smoot, that In view of the
statement of President Joseph F.
Smith, that ho would ondoavor to havo
all witnesses summoned or wanted
to appear, it would bo well to inform
Mr. Smith that tho witnesses named
wero wanted. Senator Smoot wroto
President Smith to tills effect.
Atcxlcff Ordered to Take Charge.
Paris, April 10. Tho St. Petersburg
correspondent, of tho Echo do Paris to!
CTgaphs the following: At II o'clock
today the emperor telegraphed Viceroy
Alexieff ordering him to go to Port
Arthur immediately and assumo com
mand of tho squadron pending the ap
pointment of Vlco Admiral Makaroff's
auccessor. Tho viceroy leaves tonight.
Rumors that Rear Admiral Prince
Ouktomsky was in action against 18
Japanese vessels is unconfirmed.
Snow Falls In Maryland.
Cumberland, Mil,, April 10. Snow
fell hero and throughout Western Mary
land today. At Frostburg and other
points It covered tho ground to the
depth ot two inches,
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
(10LO I IM) IN CROOK COUNTV. I
Cllne Butte Contains n Matt of Hold
Bend Cllne llutto, I5j. miles north
ot Ueud, has been found to contain
large mass ot gold bearing lock. The
whole but ti In supposed to bo of the
nine character iind'thero liaabovti quite
a ruah to locate claims there. There ia
morn, however, (or less than a doteu
mining claims on this butte, but a sim
ilar geological (or mat Ion extends
through a string of hills to tint i ost
ium! ami prospecting ia in progress
Tho rook ia porphyry and qunrllalte
and it carries about $ I in gold and u
little silver to the ton. This surface
outcrop is consldoicd very promising.
The ease with which thin rock can bo
mined gives it value, even at thla low
grade. It Is estimated that at least
halt its value will bo profit. The rock
is of the same kind that la found in
tho Oeliooo mines, northeast of l'rluo
villr. Till discovery was made by Otto
Itetzhiff and C. P. Becker, the latter
having spout a year mid n halt on the
Yukon, where he liecnine acquainted
with gold mining. Steps nro being
taken to develop the Cllne Iliittoclaims.
HEAVY I mil LOSSES.
wn by Annual Report ol Insurance
t-nlem An increase of oer 10 per
cent in the lire Insurance business, i
decrease of 17 ivr cent In net promi
urns on fire Insurance, an increase ol
18 poi cent In both business and net
premiums in life insurance, and the
withdrawal ot nil but three surety com
panies, are the most prominent features
of the aninial'report of Insurance Com
missioner I. Dunbar.
Tho report covers the year 100.1, and
was c mpllod on April I, tin required
by law. Though the report shows tho
healthy industrial growth of the state,
aa indicated by the increasing lire In
suriinco business, it also slums tho de
creasing profits caused by unusual tire
losses. In tho past live years tho
amount of fire risks written pet year
has increased about 60 per cent. In
18U!) the total as (114,100,000. In 1903
it as $115,500,000. The net premiums
tor 1903 am less than In lUO'J, or for
any other year since 1H98. Tho fire
losses for 1002 wcro 1059,000 ami for
1903 $1, 314,000, or an increaso of
almost 100 per cent. Seven companies
lost money last year on their insurance
business in Oregon.
TO TAP TIMB11R BELTS.
Oregon & Southeattern to Again Begin
Cottage Grove That tho Oregon A
Southeastern railroad may be extended
into virgin timber lands, construction
work is to Ix) renewed after an interval
of four months.
A grading gang will start at once and
a tracklaying gang will follow In a few
lays. G. II. llcngcn, of New York,
manager of tho road, savs tho lino will
be extended this season to Warehouse,
ten miles from here. Two miles of
grade are now almost ready for the
Manager Hengen declares that the
depressed lumber situation will not
long continue, and wishes to have the
road extended into new timber India to
tako advantage ot a livllcr market.
The new electric plant of the Oregon
securities company w ill be commences!
this week. Manager Hcngcn says. A
gang ia now connecting tho machine
drills in the long tunnel. Tho com
pany expects to strike tho Champion
oie etiuto in about 30 days from this
tunnel, which will bo usod later tor an
electric road from the Champion to tho
Indiana Have a Whole rlonth.
Pendloton Tho Umatilla Indians,
whoso diseaserl cayusos brought the
stato veterinarian to tho range in
Northern Morrow two weeks ago to in
spect conditions, will havo all thla
month to dip their animals and try to
rid them of mange. Vats will bo pro
vided at Pendleton by tho domestic an
imal commission ot tho state, and tho
Indians must havo their animals here
before May 1. A aimillar opportunity
is extended white men with mangy
horses. Tho expenso of dipping will
bo paid by tho stato.
Japt for Beet Field.
La Grande F. 8. Bramwvll of thia
city, field superintendent of tho La
Grande sugar factory, is in Hpokano to
contract for a largo crew of Japanese to
labor in tho beet fields this season in
Grand Rondo valley. It has been nec
essary to get Jap help every year on ac
count of tho scarcity ot white help In
tho community. The railroads of tho
country aro also employing Jap help
and a great many will bo in demand
this season. It IS estimated that there
will bo over 200 Japs required, besides
To Clear Columbia Channel.
Tho Dalles Major W. O. Langfitt,
engineer in charge, accompanied by
Lieutenant Reca and W. 11. Morris,
havo left on nn Inspection visit to
Thrco-Milo rapids, abovo this city,
where work will commence linrnodlata
ly'upon removal of obstructions in the
Columbia at that point' Tho contract
for tills work, awarded some time slnco
to Wakofield A Co, of Portland, has
now been approved nnd operations will
be pushed there at onco.
To Build Levees Along River.
Pendleton County Judge Ilartman
and Commissioner W alker are in Walla
Walla to confer with tho commissioners
of that county on Important improve
ments for the Little Walla Walla river
near Freewator and Milton. Nearly
every season tho river has overflowed
Its banks and dono considerable damago
to fruit and crops. Tho two counties
will co-operate in tho building of the
Eastern Oregon O
La Grande The Eastern Oregon G.
A. R. encampment will meet In La
Grande this year for tho first time In
some years on July 1, 2, 3 and 4, and
It will bo ono ol tho most rousing cole-
brationi over held in Eastern Oregon.
VIUW HOOD RUUK LANDS.
State Land Board Pleaael With I'arnu
on Which Loan Is Atked.
Hood River Governor Chamberlain,
Secretary of Statu Frank Dunbar and
Stato Treasurer Charles K. Moore, com
pilslng the atata land board, urrlied In
Hood River the llrat ot tho week and
were driven over tho valley In older
that they might lot in an opinion of the
trull liiuda upon which the atatn la to
lend aehiHil money to tin) farmers who
must burrow (inula to meet their pay
ments on stock In the I'm mors' irriga
All the iiioiiiIh'IB of tho boaid were
very favorably Impiessed with what
they saw, and are perfectly satisfied to
loan the Hood ltiver (arniera the money
soino of them need.
I'ltt and Seven Cants.
Aatoria The Columbia River Fish
ermrn't Protective union baa fixed ths
opening prlcea (or salmon on the Co
lumbia river (or tho coming seaaon at
5 cents per pound (or tlih weighing less
than 26 pound i and 7 cents per pound
lor thoso weighing 25 pounds or over
I his In tho same price aa last season
for the small llsli. but Is an advance of
ono cent for tho largo ones, iho meet
lug also appointed a committee on tho
Question ol militating with tho i-inner
mull's Protective union ot tho Pacific
coast and Alaska.
First Important Wool Buy.
Pendleton A quarter of a million
pounds of wool has Ixtii bought by the
local scouring mills Irom liikimacoiin
ty growcis at from 12 to 12S, cent",
surprising price in the lace u somen hut
pessimistic predictions by buyers that
the market would open from one-half
to threc-quartois of a cent oft last i
son's figure. Clips from this section
usually bring a slightly higher prl
than the Yakima product, nnd local
woolgiowers am much oncourneod ove
tho prospect of high prices tor Lantern
Will Vote on Union County Seat.
Im Grande Tho county court
Union county has just decided that the
question of relocating the county tea
from Union to Ij Grande luay Ihi voto
uihmi by tho people of tho county
the general election in Juno. J. D
Slater, of Iji Grandu, appeared for the
petitioners and T. II. (.'run ford,
I'nioii, for the remonstrntors. Tho
court decided to dismiss the remon
ttrnnej and granted the prayer of the
Cotes tlt Springs Sanitarium.
a Grande Arrangements are Udng
made for tho erection of a sanitarium
at tho Coles hot springs nt Haines. 1
la reported that Dr. May and othr
Baker City parties, who hafy a 4!
year lease on the prorirely, bare rn
tcrcd into a contract with Mr. rlncll of
Ilalnoa to furnish 250,000 (rot ot lum
her for the construction of tkn build
Ing. Tills wUl mako two springs ot the
kind In F.aatrcn Oregon, tho Hot Lake
having lcon used for thla purpose for
Columbia Jetty to Be (Utended.
Astoria Assistant Engineer Itegardt
ttatea that tho replacing nt the portion
ol the Jetty trestle, wlilcli waa carrlec
away by storms last w inter, has been
completed and work on the jutty
tension will lie resumed nn April 30
Ono thousand tons of rock will then 1
received from tho Busby qnarry, but
no rock will 1 received by water from
tho Columbia contract company's quary
for some time, aa tho receiving wharves
at Fort Stevens have been delayed in
Down a Long Flume.
La Grsndo Tho work ol shooting
wood down the flume from Fox hill to
the electric light plant at Oro Doll
which furnishes the light for Im
Grande, began thla week. The flume
Is two miles long. Six men are em
Wheat Walla Walla.
A3c; blueitem, 81c.
Barloy lecd, $23 per
Flour Valley, 13.0034.05 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights. $404.25:
clears, $3.8634.10; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.4034.70; graham, $3.50r4:
wnoie wncat, 4B4.25; rye flonr,
Oats No. 1 white, fl.16QI.17Ki
gray, i. 111131.126 por rental.
Millstiifls Bran, f 10(320 per ton;
miiiiiungs, 1ZU.0UO27; shorts, $20
21; chop, f!8; linseed, dairy food,
Hay Timothy, flBOlf) por ton;
clover, $10011; grain, $11612; cheat,
Eggs Oregon ranch, 17ti18c.
Butter Sweet cream butter, 30c per
pound; fancy creamery, 26c j choice
creamory, 224Q24c; dairy and Btoro,
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 28Kc;
sour cream, zuc.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 13
13tc per pound; Biuinge. small, ltfi
18c; hens, 13tf14c; turkeys, live, 10
Ol7c; dressed, 18320c; ducks, $80
per dozen; geese, live, 8c per pound.
Chocso Full cream, twins, 12 13c;
Young America. 14fll6c.
Vegetables Turnips, 8O0 per sack;
carrotB, BOo; boots, $1; parsnips, $1;
cabbago, lj.t2c; lettuce, head, 25
40opordoren; parsley, 25c; tomatoes,
$2.2502.60 per crate; cauliflower, 75c
$1 por dozen; celery, , 0000c;
squash, 2c per pound; cucumbers,
$1.7502 per dozon; asparagus, 8K
11c; peas, uo por pound; rhubarb, 7
0c; beans, 10c; onions, Yellow Dan
vers, $202.40 per sack.
Honoy $303.60 por case.
Potatoes Fancy, f 101.35 percental ;
common, 700 00c; now potatoes, Sjijc
per pound ; sweets, 60 por pound.
Frultfl Strawberries, 21o per basket ;
apples, fancy Baldwins and SpiUen
bergs, $1.50fl2.50 per box; choice, fl
01.60; cooking, 76cO$l.
Hops 1003 crop, 23025c pcrnonnd.
Wool Valloy, 10 17c; Eastern Oro-
Ron, 12 14a j mohair,
pound lor choice,
Deef Dressed, BB7Jc per pound.
COLON HUNS O.N KLI1I'.
Pacific Mall Liner Wreckrd on rialvado.'
San 1'rnnclsVo, April 14. Tho
Mcrcliuult' Kxchango bus received a
cablegram alnllng that tho Pacific Mall
steamship company's ttciiimir Colon,
which left this city Match 22 for Pan
ama, with 11 number ol passengers nnd
a cargo ol general merchandise to Monl
can and Ccntial American points, has
been wrecked. Tim Colon la reported
to havo atruek on a rock nt Piinlii
Itemedlos, causing injuries which made
it ucccNMiiry to beach her at Acajutla.
Thero was a big list ol passcagcra
when tho vussol went out ol thla har
bor, but most of them were bound (or
porta north of Acajutla.
Tim vessel left Aciilutln yesterday
nltc-rnoon bound south (or Panama, and
she had only gone about 15 miles when
alio hit on tho rook, Tho reel whom
sho struck la considered ouool tho most
dangerous along the Central Amcricn
coast, and many vessels lme found
graves on It. According to realiirlug
men who know tho reel, tho steamer
waa fortunate In getting nllnat alter
striking and getting back to Iho harbor
I'HIISIDIINT WAITS ON KNOX.
With the Cabinet He Again Ooea Over
Chinese llaclualun Matter.
Washington, April II. Chinese ex
clusion and tho probable necessity lor
legislative or execullio action, In view
of the denunciation by China o( the en
Istlug treaty, waa again today the prin
cipal topic of discliMilon at tlin meeting
ol the cabinet. Tim president nnd his
advisers conal.lcicd th subject in all
Ita phases, hot reached no dellnttn con
clusion, chiefly perhaps because Attor
ney General Knox has not la-en ablo
jet to prepare his opinion na to the
legal status of tlin matter. As soon as
tho attorney general shall have decided
whether. In his opinion, existing leg
islation relative lo tho exclusion of Chi
Demi will Ui valid on tho cipiratimi of
tho treaty witli Chin.l, porno decisive
steps will Ix' taken. If It should lm
determined that the legiatatiwli will
Inpso with the treaty, then congress
will provide against a general Chlncno
immigration by the Insorthm In a lend
ing appropriation bill ol au amend
ment covering tho subject.
OKI! AT IOKCI1 MASSI!!) ON YAI.U.
Ruttlant Strongly I'orllty a Town In
Manchuria to Oppoal Japanctt.
Seoul, April 14. Jiipanmw advlcea
from Northern Coron state that tho
Russians have strongly (ortiflod Chin
Tien Cheng, n walled town on tho
Maucliurlan sldo of tho Ynlti river,
nhotit ten miles north of Autuiig. It
is estimated that there nrn 20,001) Una
slana of nil arms at Antuug ready to
oppose, tho Jomneo crossing.
Webb Hayea has returned hern Irom
a Journey to Anjil, thence to the Amer
ican mines at Unsan, and thence north
to tho Yalu river. Ho reports that ho
received hospital and rr.cdlcal treat
ment (mm the Japaneso, and ho com
pliments the equipment of the Japaneso
field foires, lint effectiveness of their
pontoon liridgo at A11J11 nrnl their trans
Pulton lo rather a Bill ot Retaliation
Agalntt British Columbia.
Washington, April 14. Senator Ful
ton is dialling, ami will soon intro
duce, a Joint resolution authorizing the
president to prohibit the exportation of
fresh salmon from Pugnt Kill rid and
tributaries during the miming season.
This In in tho nature ol a retaliation to
the action of British Columbia in re
fusing American canneries tho right to
purchase fresh British Columbian salm
on. I he canning Interests of the North
Pacific coast have protested to Senator
Fulton that, under tho existing condi
tions, Canadian cannern aro buying
large quantities of Puget sound salmon,
canning them and rcnhlpplng them to
the United States, while Puget sound
canneis aro denied tho rlht to pur
chase Ilrltish Columbia salmon for can
New Immigration Law Needed,
Washington, April 14. There wcro
landed at Tacoma, Wash., recently, 60
l'lllplnos, who wero brought to tho
United States under contract to tako
part in tho 1'hlllpnlno islands exhibit
at tho St. Luoln exposition. Thirty-
nine of tho number wero nllllctcd with
trachoma, a disease of tho eye. Un
der a ruling by tho attorney general,
natives of tho Philippines and Porto
ICIco aro not aliens In tho meaning of
tho immigration act, and thoy had to
ha admitted. Cogress will ho asked
for legislation to meet such cast a.
Steamer Reporta Heavy Tiring.
Chofoo, April I I. Tho cnidnln ot
tho steamer Ixx'kshnu, which arrived
today from Niu Chwang, repjirla that
ho heard heavy firing hotweeii 5 and 7
o'clock this morning in tho direction of
Port Arthur. The firing was continu
ous, but no ships wero visible. Fiom
tho direction of tho sound ho judged
that there was fighting at the entrance
to Part Arthur. Tho I.ockuhan was
the last foreign merchant vessel to
leave Niu Chwnng, salllnir at tho samo
timo aH tho British gunboat Esplcule,
at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Makaroll Again Puta Out.
St. Petersburg, April 14 Tho Cos
sack scouts on tho banks of tho Yalu
rlvor havo not reported tho nimcnranco
ol tho Jnpanoso there. Tho emperor
received a telegram that reported that
all is quiet at Port Arthur; that tho
naval pquadion is again putting out to
sen, and that Vlco Admiral Mukiiroff
ins Bout a few torpedo boat destrvoers
to explore the coast wheio Borne of tho
enemy's torpodo bouts nro bolicvcd to
America flutt Pay for Lota of Ship.
New York. April 14 Aftor lomr lit.
igation it was decided hero todav bv
Judgo Adams, in tho United States dis
trict court that tho Un ted States must
pay $203,203 to thu owners of the Brit-
ish ship I'oscol la. which was sunk nn
tho night of May IB, 1808, by tho
United States cruiser Columbia, which
waa doing scout duty off tho North
American coast on tho outlook for the
Spanish fleet under Admiral Cervera,