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COTTAGK GROVE. . . OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DA
Comprehensive Review ot the Import"
ant Happenings o( the Put Week,
PrcMnted In Condensed Form, Moit
tAkely to Prove Interettlng.
Tlio cnir lias signed an older recall
ing Viceroy Aloxleff.
Tlio Jopanoso lines on tlio Yalu river
dow extend for 30 miles.
Bank robbers at Iola, Wis., secured
1,200, but overlooked 10,000 In their
The Panama canal property has been
formally turned over to tho United
An American doctor and eight nurses
have arrived in Japan to assist In Red
Alaska Indian children will bo
brought to tho Chomawa, Oregon,
school or education.
Kouropalkin has forbid his generals
to cngago In any battles and even op
poses small skirmishes.
niimora of flchtlne on tho Yalu, in
which tho Japanese lost heavily con
tinue to como from l'ort Arthur.
George A. Hammond, consulting en-
nlnivr. has been ordered to tastcrn
Oregon to assist in tho examination of
tho Malheur Irrigation proposition
Tho Indian aeent at Colvlllo, Wash.,
and tho bonded superintendent at Nex
Fcrccs, Idaho, reservation havo been
let out on account of indisctcet actions.
Neldcrmelr, Man and Vandine, the
Chicago carbarn bandits, have paid the
penalty of their crimes.
Russia may not send her Baltic fleet
to the Far East, as It would leave her
European porta unguarded.
Twenty Russians engaged in planting
mines in tho entrance to Tort Arthur
were killed by an accidental explosion
A Port Arthur report says an entire
Japanese column was destroyed on the
Yalu river. No confirmation is obtain
It is reported that two Japanese, dis
guised as beggars, attempted to assassi
nate General Kouropatkin while he
was in Niu Chwang recently.
Russian troops en route to tho Far
East have been denied liquor as mere
is a determlnatoin on tho part of offi
cers that the army shall conduct Itself
The Hansbxough bill recently passed
by the eenate repealing the timber and
stone act, and authorizing the. sale of
government timber to the highest bid
der, has been practically killed in tho
house public lands committee.
Many floating mines have been seen
off tho Shan Tung promontory in the
path followed by vessels bound to and
from Shanghai and Cbe Foo and Tien
Tsin. This is extremely dangerous to
shipping and probably will cause an
increase in marine insurance.
The senate has passed the pension
and the river and harbor bills.
The cost of the war to-Russia, up to
April 6, is placed at 146,250,000.
St. Jeterbsure is in receipt o! i re-
port that Niu Chwang Is being bom
Colorado militiamen clubbed the sec
retary of the Miners' Federation for de
fying their chief.
The house has passed a bill provide
ln& a temporary government for the
Panama, canal zone.
Secretarv Hitchcock has Issued
order prohibiting sheep on the Baker
City forest reserve.
The river and harbor bill was amend
ed by the senate so as to authorize the
uivey ol Coos and nuamooK nays
The secretarv of the Interior has tem
norarllv withdrawn 290,000 acres of
land adjoining the Yakima Indian res
The secretary of the interior has set
aside 12,600,060 for the construction
of the Minidoka irrigation system in
Southern Idaho, and has directed that
advertisements for the work be issued
immediately, bids to be opened June
Another battle is reported raging at
Secretary Shaw says he will not be a
candidate for vice president.
Secretary Hay has advised the 1905
exposition to prepare invitations to
foreign countries to participate and he
will dispatch them.
The house has passed the bill creat-
Ing a state of Arizona and New Mexico
under the name of Arizona and one of
Oklahoma and Indian Territory under
the name of Oklahoma.
On motion of Senator Fulton, the sen'
ate has passed Mitchell's bill authorii-
ing the citizens of Oregon, Washington
and California to cut and remove tim
ber on the public domain or mining
and domestic purposes.
The body of Admiral Makaroff has
been washed ashore witi a number of
The Japanese are last preparing to
force the Yalu.
j .Russia would, mako , an agreement
with Great Britain to gain an outlet to
Neldermler, tho Chicago carbarn
bandit, made two desperate attempts to
end his life, tho first nearly proving
Tho house has passed a bill change
the Washington custom headquarters
from Port Towneend to Seattle, despite
the-protests of congressmen.
The conference committee has ellml
nated'rotn tho military, appropriation
bill the appropriation of 190,000 for a
bridge across the Spokane river at Spokane.
" Senator Fulton has secured an
"amendment to tho sundry civil bill in
creasing tho appropriation for roads In
Crater lake national nark from $3,006
to f 4,000.
SHADOWED DY JAPANESU.
Spies In Prance are Trying
Plant ot Rutilans.
St. l'cteraburu. April 20. Tho Kuski
Slavo prints a letter from an olllclal In
the French secret sorvico wiiicn reporio
tho prcscneo of numerous Japanese
spies In Franco, well provided with
money. They shadow Russians and
watch tho shipyards. Especially do
they endeavor to ascertain tho exact
lata of the departure of tho.Baltlc licet
and tho points en routo at which It will
Tho Novostl states that the Russians
should feel gratified at tho strategical
achievement of the naval squadron,
which imposed caution upon tho Jap
anese operations and gave Russia timo
to throw n prepondering military force
Into Manchuria. Tho most favorable
time, tho Novostl continues, for Japan-
eso military operations has passed.
A letter written by L'olonel Apagoti,
an officer of marines on the Fctropavlo-
vsk, who was drowned, describes tho
routine upon tho battleship. Wo rise,
ho wrote, at O o clock, learn Uie nows
ot tho night and drink tea. At S
o'clock wo attend colors and then read
tho papers in hope of obtaining infor
mation ol tho intentions of tho enemy
Afterwards we go to a meeting at head-
quarters and discuss questions of de
fense. Lunch comes at l o ciock. ai-
forwards we visit the city or transact
our own affairs. Pinner at 0 o'clock,
when rumors of all kinds circulate.
If reports of the appearance of the
cnemv are persistent, the letter states
tho torpedo boats are sent out, and
upon these craft falls the hardest ser
vlco of the war. When Grand Duke
Cvril arrived at Port Arthur, ho was
civen command of a torpedo boat.
Tho ships in the harbor, it is stated,
were connected with tho others and
with tho shore by telephone.
NOT TO WATER IT.
Nation Finds Crook County Field Taken
by Private Concerns.
Washington, April 26. The
tary of tho Interior has received
tition from 300 members of the Farm
crs' co-operative irrigation association
of Oregon asking that a thorough inves
tigation be made by the reclamation
service to determino the irrigation pos
sibilltles of Crook county. The pe
tition has the indorsement of Senator
It happens that representatives of
the reclamation service have made ex
tensive investigations in Crook county,
and reached the conclusion that there
is no present opportunity for the gov.
ernment to enter this field. There are
several attractive Irrigation projects
along the Deschutes river, but all of
these are now covered by segregations
made by the state of Oregon under the
Carey act, and the government does not
desire to interfere with the plans of
The only other water available lor
irrigation in Crook county is tle
Crooked river, and the summer flow
of this stream is now fully utilized.
As it would bo very expensive to divert
water of the Deschutes across the
Crook river valley onto the distant
arable lands, the government has de
cided it can do nothing in Crook county
unless private enterprises under the
Carey act are abandoned.
SPECIAL STAMP FOR 'OS FAIR.
Postal Department Is Expected to
thonze the Issue Soon.
Washington, April 26. At the sug
gestion of Senator Mitchell, the post
office department has taken up the mat
ter of preparing a special issue of post
age stamps tc commemorate the Lewis
and Clark centennial. The department
can issue such stamps without, special
authority of congress, and In view of
the department's attitude on the oc
casion of other expositions, it is expect
ed that the postmaster general will
soon authorize a special Lewis and
Senator Mitchell has also requested
the department to supply the Portland
postofiice with a special cancelling
stamp bearing some such words
"Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposi
tion, 1005, Portland, Oregon," or
"World's Fair, Portland, Oregon,
This suggestion has been taken under
advisement. Senator Mitchell believes
the stamp issue and the special cancel
lation stamps will be an excellent
means of advertising the exposition.
Wilt der Boats Ordered by Germany.
New York, April 26, Some sensa
tion has been caused in Berlin, says a
Herald dispatch, by a rumor to the
effect that Germany has ceded to Rub
aia certain torpedo boats building in
private yards, which are on the point
of completion. Eight of these, which
are being built by the Schichau yards,
aro the largest torpedo boats as yet
constructed In Germany, being 650
tons, with an average speed of 2d. In
order to prevent a breach of neutrality
it would be necessary that the lierman
government annul its contract.
China May Recall MlnUter.
Paris. April 20. The correspondent
of the Associated Press here Is informed
that China has taken quite a definite
pro-Japanose stand within the last few
days. It is bejlevcd this may Involve
serious consequences to tho relations
between Russia and China. China's
action, it is noted, follows the report
that Viceroy Alexielf had requested the
retirement of tho Chinese troops. It
is also reported that the Chinese min
ister at St. Petersburg will bo recalled.
The latter report is denied, but some
credence is given it here.
Exhibit for the 1905 Fair.
Denver, Colo., April 20. That the
Colorado exhibit will bo transferred
from the Louisiana Purchase, exposition
to tho Lewis and Oiark exposition at
Portland is practically assured. Gov
ernor Peabody today promised C. H.
Mclsaac that ho would exert every
means In his power to accomplish this,
and said ho believed the centennial
state was also to furnish sufficient funds
in Its next budget to provide for the
erection of a building.
Japanese Land Near Port Arthur.
St. Petersburg, April 20. A report
is current here that the Japanese have
landed 20,000 troops at Kin Clmu,
nhovo Port Arthur. This report, how
ever, cannot bo confirmed tonight.
TITLE TO PANAMA CANAL NOW
RESTS WITH UNITED STATES.
Af rtement Transfers Property Without
Reservation-Stockholders Will Now
Ratify the Act of President and Di
rector of Company Title It Perfect
U. S. Flrtt to Hear Newt.
Paris, April 25. Tho Associated
Press Is authoriicd to nnnounco that
tho contract by which the Panama
canal passes to the United States is
signed and sealed, lho title to the
canal la now vested ' In the United
States. The document by which this
transaction Is consuuiated bears the
signatures of President Boand Director
lUclnnnn, nl tho l'anama canal com
pany, w ho signed for the company as
Its responsible olliccrs. The transfer la
compteto and without reservation, and
tho united States secures a pcrieci
This result has been 'quietly accom
plished, and unexpectedly, as tho public
has been given to understand that the
contract would not bo executed until
after tho meeting of the stockholders of
tho Panama canal company tomorrow,
at which tho question of ratification
would bo presented. As a matter of
fact, however, when the meeting takes
place President Bo will announce that
the sale has been completed, and, In
stead of asking for authority to execute
a contract, it will only remain to ratify
tho contract of sale which the officers
of tho company have formally com
pletcd. Only a few of tho highest olll
rcrs of the company aro now awaro ol
the secret, which will not bo known
except by this announcement in the
United States up to the timo of the
It is confidently believed that the
completion of the sale before this meet
ing will increase the vote for ratifica
tion. RUSSIA ISSUES PAPER MONEY.
Finance Minister Salt It It Not Forced,
and No Loan It Desired.
St. Petersburg, April 25. Russia has
made n new issuo of $15,000 000 in
paper currency against free gold in tho
State bank. At tho ministry of finance
it was explained that it was an ordin
ary issue, and in no sense was forced
Under the law paper is issuable to dou
ble the amount of gold up to $160,000,
000 gold, in excess of which paper is
sued must be covered rouble for rouble
In the State bank there are, in round
figures, 1400,000.000 in gold, which
would permit of an issue of $550,000,
000 in paiier, but the paper iseuo at
present only amounts to $350,000,000
All sorts of figures of tho cost of the
war aro printed abroad. Tho corres
pondent of the Associated Press is au
thoritatively informed that the daily
expenses are averaging $750,000, and it
is estimated that a years expenditure
for the war will total $250,000,000.
To meet this there existed a free bal
anceof $50,000,000 by rednctions in
the ordinary budgets, leaving ostensibly
$135,000,000. But a portion of the
latter is made up by the increased earn
ings of the railroads owned by the gov
ernment. It being in reality a ques
tion of bookkeeping, how the balance
is to be raised has not yet been determ
ined. ALL RETIRE AT SEVENTY YEARS.
House Committee Decides on Reform In
the Civil Service.
Washington, April 23. The house
committee on reform in the civil service
authorlezd Chairman Gillett to intro
duce a bill providing that on June 30
1907, every office in the classified serv
ice of the United States held by a per
son who Is then over 70 years old, shall
become vacant, and that thereafter such
offices shall become vacant when the
incumbent becomes 70 years old.
The committee directed Mr. Gillett
to report all pending bills granting
pensions to civil employes of the gov
ernment to the house, with the recom
mendation that they He on the table;
also that tho draft a bill reclassifying
the clerical service of the government,
with a view to providing for more fre
quent promotions in the smaller sal
Alaskan Fishing Season Extended.
Washington, April 25. The secre
tary of commerce signed an order today
rescinding tlio regulation which limits
the duration of the salmon fishing sea
son in Southeastern Alaska. Under
the former regulation, rannerymen
were prohibited from taking salmon
until July 1, but the order issued today
removes this restriction entirely and
no date is fixed. The repeal of the old
regulation was demanded by the can-
nerymcn t association, and was
also recommended by the Jordan com
Toronto Fire Lots Qrowt.
Toronto, April 25 The total sum of
Toronto's losses by fire increases rather
than decreases, as the exjierts reduce
the figures from rough estimates to
something like accurate amounts. The
loss tonight is placed at $13,000,000,
with insurance of $10,000,000. At the
meeting of the Canadian Underwriters'
association, held tli is afternoon, it was
decided to advance rates in the con-
Jested dlstricta of the city 76 per
cent and 4U per cent on business
houses in the outlying sections of the
Will De Under Martial Law.
Niu Chwang, April 25. Viceroy
Alexielf has issued an Important order
declaring the Yin Kow railroad station
and tho native village adjoining It to
bo within tho region under martial
law. The station is the Niu Chwang,
and it is a terminus of the Pckln-Shan
Kai Kwan railroad and telegraph sys
tem. The order also establishes a cen
sorship over all telegrams, the scrutiny
of papers and inspection of baggage, It
will go into effect tomorrow.
Protects Water Supply of Portland.
Washington, April 25. Protection
to the water supply of tho city of Port
land was provided by tho house today
when It passed a hill prohibiting tres
passing on tho Bull Run forest reserve.
Tho maximum penalty ror trespassing
was reduced to $600,
FIND EXCLUSION TOO SUVERU.
Senate Committee Objects to llltt Dill
Washington, April 23. Tho general
deficiency bill reported by the senate
committee on appropriations carries
$11,343,140, an Increase at it passed
tim homo of $940,525. It contains as
an amendment the llltt Chinese exclu
sion bill, which was accepted by the
house bolero tho bill was passed. The
llltt bill was introduced in the senate
by Penrose and referred to the commit
tee on foreign relations. In this com
mittee the discovery, It is said, has
been mado that tho bill will affect tho
Introduction of Chincco coolie labor In
to tho Panama canal tone, and to a
considerable extent affect the immigra
tion to this country of t oteiuis and 1-11-ipinos
and tho deportation from the
United States, Hawaii, Porto Rico and
any teiiltorvy, "subject to tho Jurisdic
tion ol tho United Slates ol any person
held to come within tho definition of
tho words "Chinese persons," and ob
jection has been niado to the far reach
ing effects of tho bill.
When tho senate committee on for
eign relations began, consldcrtlon today
of tho Chinese bill it was suggested
that tho bill might bo of wider scope
than was at first thought. Sections
defining tho words "Chinese person"
were called to notice, and it was sug
gested that these might lo held to re
late to Filipinos, Coreans and others
not intended to bo included, and that
the purpose of tho hill might lie In con
tllct with tho existing treaties. It was
lato when tho discovery was made, and
finally the members of tho committee
concluded that no action should be
taken on the Penrose bill In view of
tho fact that tho llitt amendment i
reported in the deficiency bill, but that
the matter might bo discussed in open
senate. It is understood an attempt
will bo made to amend the measure be
fore tho deficiency bill passes tho
FLEE FROM JAPANESE.
Ruittant are Rapidly Crofting the
Many are Drowned.
Niu Chwang, April 23. A messen
ger from tlio Yalu river reports that
the Japanese outposts are near the Rus
sian Intienchments with largo bodies
of troops five miles distant. Ho also
states tho Russians aro fleeing north
across the river in overcrowded boats,
losing hundreds by drowning. The
messenger himself met only a few of
tho Japanrse, but they were reported
to have shown themselves In forco on
various occasions, afterward quickly
The newspaper correspondents ac
credited to the Russian forces have left
for Mukden. They bind themtelves
not to divulge news respecting the re
sults of engagements, or give any in
formation which may awaken public
Tho Russians have issued placards
in Chineso explaining away the Jap
anese victories, detailing Russian sue
cesses, magnifying tlio Russian
strength, and prophesying victory for
Russia. Tho Chineso are not misled,
buf still believe the Japanese will con
quer in Manchuria.
RUSSIA HOLDS IT BACK.
Extent of Disasters to Her Arms
not Be Sent Out.
Paris, April 22. The Yinkow corres
pondent of the Paris Journal says he
has tried repeatedly to ascertain the ex
tent of tho recent disasters to the Rus
sian arms, and he has failed to do so
because of tho perfectly-organized sec
recy of the Russians. In his cone! ml
ing statement, be says:
"The people of Franco will lie
obliged to bo satisfied with notices
marked 'official' or semi-official state
ments sent from Harbin or Mukden
many miles removed from the actual
sceno of war. I am close to Port
Arthur, and might give the true ver
sion of many incidents, the news of
'which, as published, has been more
conjecture, but tho Russians strictly
forbid all communications of land or
sea events. At the moment of sending
this message, gravo happenings are pro
ceeding on the peninsula; In fact, I am
told that another battle is being fierce
ly contested in the neighborhood of
Boltlth Sympathy Much Appreciated.
St. Petersburg, April 23. While ac
ceptlng gratefully the world-wide ex
pressions of sympathy which llussla
has received at the death of Vice Ad
miral Makaroff and the Pctropavlovsk
disaster, the papers seem especially lm-
pretied with the sympathy shown by
the British press, several using trie text
to argue on the opportuneness of the
decision in favor of a Russo-Brltish
treaty. The Novisky says: "A sin
cere approachrnent with Great Britain
would guarantee our luturo develop
Makes Charge Agalatt Knox.
Washington. April 23, At a meet
ing of the house today tho judiciary
committee, Williams (Dem. Miss.) the
minority leader, charged that the at
torncy general had failed In his duty to
conduct criminal prosecutions against
thoso declared by tho supremo court In
the merger case to have violated tho
anti-trust law, and also had failed to
institute legal proceedings against tho
anthracite coalcarrying roaus, aiiiiougj
the attorney general had 'In his pos
session a report favorablo to prosecu
tions. Skrydloff airen Full Pewer.
Paris, April 23. The correspondent
of the Echo de Parle at St. Petersburg
says that in tho course of the audience
between the emperoi and Vice Admiral
Skrydloff, his majesty conforred upon
the admiral full power to act at Port
Arthur In accordance with the necessi
ties of the moment. The rumor that
$10,000,000 In cash went down with
the battleship Petropavlovsk, the corre
spondent also says, is declared to be
Kouropatkin Walt for More Troops.
Paris, April 23. Tho St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Journal says
friend of General Kouropatkin has re
ceived a letter from htm in which the
general says he Intends to await the ar
rival of another 100,000 men before
risking a battle with tho Japanese.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
INDIANS ON Till) MOVE,
Roving Portion lleglnt to Leave Reser
vation for the Summer.
Pendleton Tho roving portion of the
Indians onthe reservation or lliot
who wintered on tho Columbia, It al
ready stirring nbioad, and making 111
some cases fortht foothills. Tho sim
mering senion of.tlio small lunula ofjno
muds begins parly In April. There aru
many Indians seat tcred over the country
who do not cultivate the advantages of
Tho more industrious and less proud
of these ri(d men make money off wool
at this season. With a packhorte or
tno, they wander around the the sheep
districts, and Thilo the buck gets the
living by limiting and fishing, the
squaw pullt oi picks up wool wherever
she can find It. llltt ol fleeces pulled
off wool wagons, when the latter start
running, or even wool from sheep
which have died on tho range all go to
make up the saekfulls, which are after
ward packed to town for sale. Indians
will carry loads like Ihli 100 or 160
miles for eight cents a pound.
The mif ration ol the reservation In
dian does not take place until May,
when hundreds of them go to the moun
tains for the tummer to spend the seas
on hunting and fishing. As summer
progresses, lie pushes farther and farth
er Into tho hills, nut to como back to
the reservation until tho early snows ol
autumn driro him back.
LOUUER LEASES NIXANICUM.
Cltttop County Court, Grants Carefully
Astoria The county court has grant
ed the petition of ,C. C. Clarke, the
Seaside logger, to lease the portion ol
the Necanicum river that runs through
section 23, township fl north, range 10
west. The lease it for a period of five
years and gives the lessee the right to
Improvo tho river channel, to erect anil
construct such dams, booms, and make
such other Improvements as may be
necessary fcr tlio purpose of making the
stream a public highway for floating
logs, timber and lumber.
He is also given the right to collect
toils for the raiting, floating and boom
ing of logs, timber or lumber at tho
rate of 30 cents per thousand feef.
Under the terms of tho Iraso the lessee!
Is to secure the necessary right-of-way
from owners of property along the
course of tho stream, and he gives a
oond in the sum of $2,000 to hold the
county of Clatsop harmless of any and
all damages occasioned to any person
or to proprcty by the use of the stream
for floating logs. The county reserves
the right to annul the Irate without
notice, should any of its provisions bo
Orand Ronde Drive Starts.
La Grande The logs on the Grand
Ronde rivor at Terry have begun to,
move. I he monster drive has started
from tho headwntera of the stream t,
ward tho mills at Perry. The Grand
Ronde Lumber company will drive
about 10,000,000 feet of logs this
spring. It will become necessary to
build railroads to the vast belts of pine
lying on tho head of the Grand Ronde
river and Meadow creek, as it will lie
too costly and tedious to haul the logs
to the river and depend on tlio annual
drive to supply tho mills.
Hospital for Chemawa School.
Salem Congrcssan Binger Hermann
has been honored by having his name
bcatowod upon tho now hospital build
ing which is to lie erected at Chemawa
Indian school this year. An inspector
of the department of Indian affairs has
been here and a site for tho new build
ing waa selected. The structure, which
will be of brick, and will cost $16,000,
will be loclacd on tho cast side of' the
Southern Pacific track, and north of
tho new school building. It will bo
known as Hermann hospital.
Lambing Well on In Umatilla.
Pendleton Lambing is well advanc
ed, with but liltlo loss having been ex
perienced, and shearing will be general
in a week or ten days Tho past week's
weather haa been very favorable to both
stockman and farmer, and tho outlook
has not been more favorable for cither
industry for years. Among tho sheep
camps of Morrow county, except in tho
higher altitudes, lambing is about done
and shearing has begun. Sheep aro re
ported in not quite as good condition as
in Umatilla, but In better shape than
Report Prom Penitentiary.
Superintendent Jamos. of the peni
tentiary, has filed his report with the
secretary of state covering the qnarter
ending March 31. The principal fea
ture of the report Is the financial state
ment of the Institution, which shows
that the total expensos amount to $20,
306.87. Of this amuont, $1,025,10 is
loductod from the betterment fund.
There were 314 convicts In the prison
at the close of the quarter, against 311
at the dote of the last quarter.
Factory May Resume Work,
Pendleton Stops are being taken to
got tho Rlgby-Clove combined harvester
manufactory and foundry on a solid
basis again. W. T. Rlgby, the princi
pal owner, was hard hit by the O. B.
Wailo failure. T. J. uieslor, a rort-
land man, Is here with the Intention of
organizing a stock company to operate
the concern. The harvester manu
factured is tlio Invention of Mr. Rlgby
Warrants to Bear Six Per Cent,
La Grande The county court of
Union county has cancelled $27,000 of
county warrants, and tho list Included
all warrants that were bearing 8 per
cent Interest. Horeaftor tho interest
charge on county warants will be but 6
per cent. Much of tho time of the
court waa devoted to road and school
district matters, and at this session the
list of Judges and clerks of election was
UOOD WUATIIER FOR SIIIUII1.
Eastern Oregon Wool Will lie ol llettcr,
I u Grande The sheepmen of Eastern
Oregon say that the lato spring, which
IsSOdavs lichliid time, will havo a
splendid effect upon all of the flocks ol
F.astcru Oregon, and the great supply
ot water now pouring down Ihn bills on
every aide will Insure good pasturage
wty Into the slimmer, and yearlings
this summer will lie stiouger and fatter
and bring better prices than ever More,
ljimlilng is now at Its height, and
the Increase In tlio Itocki promise to
bo very large. Wool this year will lie
of much liner quality and cleaner than
last year because tho sheep will not
have to run In dint so long before
shearing time, which lu this part ol
Eastern Oregon will he about May 36,
and the slirrpmrn throughout the conn
try seem very Jubilant.
Wool from last year's crop In Eastern
Oregon has been sold In Philadelphia
within the past week fur 17 rents, and
this is a good indication that prices
this yrar will go high.
STOCK LOSSES RUDUCtiD.
Warmer Weather Averted the Dangers
Threatening the tterdt.
Pendleton Slock reports from south
ern Umatilla and Grant countlrt thos
conditions much improved since the
heavy sunn storm ot two wesktago, and
stock losses, which threatened for
thort time to materially thin out the
herdi, have been to a great degree
averted. In valleys, where It waa pos
sible, range stock was gotten out to
where grass could ln found, while
enough feed was on hand for domcstin
In valleys where stock could not be
gotten out to lietter locations, rattle
and sheep went on short rations lor
tome time, but escaped alter nominal
loss, as wanner weather came. Nlghta
were not severe alter the storm, a con
dlllon which also greatly helped. Fev
eral thouand head ot sheep and rattle
perished, hut the loss was probably not
over one or two per cent above nominal
Stock Escaped Severe Season
Athena Foothill stockmen east and
southeast of here have not sustained
nearly as severe stock losses as was
feared three weeks ago, when a sndilen
heavy snowfall with severe weather
when feed was about run out, rausrd
nnrnlirminn fltal hiiriflri!a ftf 0rvl
cattle would be lost. Snow it now out
of the lower hills sufficiently to allow
grazing, and no more will probably die,
As it was, it is said 200 or 300 head
principally old cattle or those in poors
condition, will cover the los in the
Dreak Earth With Dynamite
Pendleton A unique scheme for
making barren land fertile istolio tried
in a short time at the county poor farm
near here, where dynamite will be used
to break up a hard pan strata which
lies just beneath the surface. Super
Intcndent McDill has found that lie.
incatli the Hard pan Is excellent soli
with abundance of water. The strata
keeps this moisture from coming to
the surface, and krept tree or alfalfa
roots from penetrating to the moisture
Consequently tho surfico la a dry af
Young Trout at Clackamaa Hatchery,
Oregon City-In the last three months
the government hatchery at Oregon
City has received 600,000 trout eggs
from other government stations located
at Northvllle, Mich. ; Manchester, Is
and Leadvllle, Colo. The eggs, which
Include the Lake, Rainbow and Eastern
brook varieties, have all hatched out
and will lie planted In the mountain
streams of this etato by July 1. Theto
are the same varieties that have been
placed In tho Oregon streams.
Wheat Walla Walla, 76c; bluestom
82c; valley, 80081c, export values.
Barley Feed, $13.60 per ton; rolled
Flour Valloy, $3.0034.05 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, $4(94 26
clears, $3.85(34.10; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.40(04.70; graham, $3.60(04
whole wheat, $4(34.25; rye flour, $4.60
Oats No. 1 white, $1.17HO1.30
gray, $1.12(31.15 per cental.
Millsttiffs flran, $19020 per ton
middlings, $26.60927; shorts, $20(3
21; chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy, $16010 per ton
clover, $10(311; grain, $11013; cheat,
Vcgcathlca Turnips, 80c per Bark ;
carrots, 80c; beats, $1; cabbage, 14
Zc; lettuce, head, 25040c per doten:
parsley,26c; cauliflower, $1.76;celery,
uuiauuc per uor.cn; squash, zc per
pound; cucumbers, $1.76(92 pcrdoicn;
asparagus, 8c; peas, OKc per pound;
rhubarb, 730c per pound; beans, 10c;
onions, Yellow Danvors, $2(92.40 per
Honey $303.50 per case.
rota toes fancy, i.zu(si.3B per
cental; common, neon; new pnta
toes, 3K4c per pound; sweets, 6c per
fruits oiiawbcrries, 13.70 per
crate; apples, fancy lialilwinsand Spit
tenborgs, $1.60(92.60 per box; cholco
$101.50; cooking, 76c$l.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1718c,
Butter Sweot cream butter, 30c por
pound; fancy creamery, 25c; cholco
crearnory, 22H 024c; dairy and store,
Butter Fat Sweot cream, 28cj
sour cream, 20 He.
( Poultry Chltkens, mixed, ISfilSKe
por pound; springs, small, 20c; hens,
13K14c; turkeys, live, l()Q17c:
dressed, 18020c; ducks, $809 per doz
en; geeso, live, 8c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12(B13e;
Young America, 14015c,
Hops 1003 crop, 230 26c por pound,
Wool Valley, 1017c; Eastern Ore
ron, 12014c; mohair, 3031c per
pound for eliolce.
Beef Dressed, 57Kc per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 607Kc per pound;
spring lambs, 80.
Veal Dressod, 0KO7ic per pound.
Pork Dressod, 7(8c,por pound,
Ill) WOULD QUIT
Viceroy Alexielf Atk the Czar to Re
Ht Petersburg, April 21. Viceroy
Aloxleff hat applied by telegraph to tlio
emperor to lie relieved ol his position
of viceroy ot tho Far East. It Is ex
pected that tlio request will bo Imme
diately granted. While no olllclal an
nouncement has yet been made, tliete
it vvcry reason to believe that tho lorn
going statement Is correct. Tho Im
mediate cause ol lho viceroy's applica
tion Is reported to bo lho appointment
ol Vice Admiral Hkrydlofl, onti of Ad
miral Alexlefl's strongest enemies and
sharpest critic, as successor to tlio lato
Vice Admiral Makaroff In command ol
the Russian navy In the Far East.
The relieving from command of Vice
roy Alexleff would not surprise Intelli
gent observers ol tho 1-ar Eastern situ
ation, who are familiar with tho gradu
al change In the emperor's attitude to
ward the viceroy and M. Ilctobraoff,
who represented tho military advanc
ing element, which wan anxious that
Russia should remain In Manchuria.
It win these two men that tho Anglo
Japanese entente llrst lott Its friends.
They Mlevod Ureal Britain would not
go to war nnil that Japan could not
do so. To the Indignation ol Japan,
they succeeded In turning the policy ol
the empire from carrying out tho treaty
for the entire evacuation ol Manchuria,
pending furlhcj demands on China.
IIIU LOSS IIY FIMII.
$10,000,000 Worth of Property
Destroyed at Toronto.
Toronto, Out., April 21. Fire swept
through a section of Toronto's whole
sale business district tonight, causing a
loss which will probably reach $10,
000,000. The lire started In a factory
In Wellington street alniut 9 o'clock.
In less than au hour the flames had
spread from building to building on
both aides of the ttni't until tlio
whole block was a mass of flumes, and
th flro waa utterly beyond the control
nl the local department. Appeals wurn
sent to evory surrounding city where
tiro apparatus could lie obtained asking
for assistance. Montreal, London,
Hamilton and lluffaloat once respond
ed, but it will bo hours lieforo they
can Imi of assistance.
It was believed at 11 o'clock that the
fire was under control, but a sudden
shift In tint wind again fanned the
flames into a roar and clouds of spnrka
and burning brands were carried down
tide streets until three entire blocks
were doomed. The firemen were mak
ing a gallant fight amid the falling
buildings and a masa ol tangled wires,
but their efforts at midnight teemed to
TOR RAILROAD TO ALASKA.
Victoria Undone Project Which
Take Trade from Seattle.
Victoria, B. C, April 20. John
Cain, ol Port Angeles, Wash., ad
dressed a crowded meeting here last
night on lho proposed aheino to build
a railroad from tho south to the north
end ol Vancouver Island, connecting
with the Port Angeles lino by ferry
across tho Straits of Furn and with
Alaska at tho north end by swllt ferry
steamers. He guaranteed to start
building within 110 days alter the sub
sidy is settlel and completo it within
The proposed lino will cost $0,000,
000. The subsidy asked for Is 6,000
acres er mile and $10,000 per mile, 3
ier cent InscrlU-d stock of the pro
vince, redeemable in 40 years. The
meeting endorsed tho project and clo
dded to appeal to the provincial gov
ernment to take immediate action.
Tho scheme is designed to rapture tho
Alaska trade from tho Piigul sound
cities and Sun Francisco.
Fivora Oftenilre Tactics.
Paris, April 21. The Figaro today
publishes an Interview with Vlco Ad
mlral Skrydloff, who Is now in St. Pet
ersburg. Tho admiral Is qnuted as say
ing: "I bollcvo in offensive tactics.
It Is necessary to push abend and take
the Initiative insjead of letting tl.o en
emykcei' ua In a statu of unrest. It Is
essential to keep him in n state of un
rest. It Is necessary to Invito a com
bat, and taku chances Any combatant
who awaits his enemy is practically at
his enemy's mercy. But agrgesslve
nets docs not mean Imprudence."
Pacific Squadron Sails From Panama.
Washington, April 21. The flagship
New York and tho cruisers Murblchead
and Bennington, of tho Pacific sqund
ron, commanded by Renr Admiral
Glais, havo started from Panama nn
thoir crulso to the Aleutian Islands by
the way of Honolulu. They first will
proceed up the coast to Acapulco,
whenco they will sail to tho Hawaiian
islands, a dlttanconf about 3,300 miles.
Tho next run will ho from Honolulu
to Unalaska, In tho Aleutian group, a
distance of about 2,000 miles.
Vladivostok Facet a Famine.
Ht. Petersburg. April 21. Tho nonu-
lation of Vladivostok Is in want of the
most necessary kinds of provisions, and
In consqouenco of tho Hooded rivers,
which interrupt communication, It Is
imposslblo to furnish thorn supplies.
There is also n scarcity of money.
Many Inhabitants, particularly tho
women and children, are leaving tho
city, abandoning their property, which
thoy nro unable to sell. Half of tho
houses In Vladivostok nro empty, and
tho civil population Is already reduced
Russia Only Protecting lleraelf.
St. Petersburg. April 21. Tho for
eign ofilco oxplaius that the notice
sorvod by Russia regarding newspaper
correspondents employing wireless tele
graphy Is a natural measure of self pro
tection against posslblo communica
tion with tho enemy. It would ho pos
slblo from hind or sra for correspond
ents using wireless tolcgraphy to com
muiilcato with tho enemy. If an ac
tual caso should nriso, however, it will
bo judgod on its merits.
Dcnlri She Has a Submarine float.
London, April 21 .Captain Kalmchl
the new Japanese attache, who has ar
rived in London from Japan, denies
positively that there are any sub
marine vessels In tho Japanese navy,