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BUILD CANAL SOON
Plan for Dalles-CcHto Waterway
START WORK ON UPPER LOCK
MAY WATER DESCHUTES LAND.
Approval of Title to Right of Way by
Attorney General Now Oniy
Washington, May 0. Construction
of The Dalles-Celilo canal will probab
ly commence in Juno. General Mac
kenzie, ohief of nrmy engineers, today
approved Major Langfitt's plan for
starting work on the upper end. He
also submitted to the attorney general
the title to the right of way which the
state of Oregon 1ms presented to the
government. The abstract of title hav
ing been previously examined and ap
proved, It is presumed the title will be
found satisfactory and accepted. The
law autthorixing construction of the
canal stipulates that no work shall be
done until title to the right of way and
a release from damage has been convey
ed to the United States free of cost.
If the attorney general acts promptly
and accepts title, instructions will be
rent to Major Langfitt to advertise for
bids for the work which he outlines in
his project. In general terms Majtr
Langfitt 'a plan conforms to the general
plan laid down by the board which
drew up the canal project. He, how
ever, found it necessary to make an im
portant change. The original plan lo
cated the first lock at the upper en
trance. When soundings were made,
it was found that it would be impossi
ble to get a rock foundation for a heavy
lock at tha point, so the lock has been
located 1,900 feet down the canal, and
the entrance will be guarded by flood
gates not contemplated in the original
plans. These gates will be used in
time of high water to keep the sediment
brought down by the river from enter
ing and obstructing the canal.
Until bids are received it is not
known just how much progress can be
made with the funds available. There
is now on band 1158,170 remaining
from the old boat railway appropria
tion, and the last session of congress
appropriated 150,000 cash and author
ized contracts for $220,000 additional,
making a total of 45S, 170 with which
to begin work. Major Langfitt's plan
contempts es the expenditure of only
about $375,000 of this amount, be
deeming it expedient to have some re
serve until a further appropriation is
Government Ready to Take Up Pro
ject If Carey Irrigation Falls.
Washington, May 5. Information
which reaches Washington iudicaitcs
that the reclamation service may yet
have an opportunity to irrigate in the
Deschutes valley in Kastern Oregon.
At the timo the national irrigation law-
was pawed the reclamation service was
anxious to build an irritation service
along the Deschutes, but found ttat ,
private enterprise had entered the Held
and was already operating or preparing
to o)erato under the Carey act. Had
it not been for this fact, the govern
ment would today be completing an ir
rigation system that would irrigate far
more land itr the Deschutes than will
ever be reclaimed by private enter
prise, anil won hi prolxibly lmve been
able to turn
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
YAMHILL PROPS DOING WELL.
Prospects are that Cereal Yield Will
Bo the Best In Years.
McMinnviltc Yamhill county has
not had a tatter promise of n good yield
in ccrcai tor year man u n tin pre,
out season. Crops generally nro thrif
ty, and of the finest color. Owing to
the weather and crop condition last
spring, the farmurs seeded n larger
acreage than usual lat fall. The fall
sowing was mostly wheat, ami this is
advancing rapidly. Oati also look
well, and there is no sign of blight.
The spring sowing is practically fin
ished and the earlier spring groin is up
and growing well. Farmers ttencntllv
the water into the canals """ larger sowing ot spring
.. i... .i .i i ii , "" "" usual, mere is a grow ng
not later ttan Uie coining fall or win- ten,llilM.y , ,,,, Wn , t,
If private capital should decide
wiintiraw rrom inc wesetiutes vallev.
spring crop consist chierlv of oats.
to Hop conditions, while go I, emunot
.ta called excellent. The growth ha
tit t.rnm.i .,,L l ........ i..i .. .""".' "iriruioiy uneven, some vines
,.,.,, , . , having grown rapidl, and are already
enter that field, buy up what works ( trelllsed, wl,ile others have not ad
have already been constructed, and . vanced far. Otherwise, the crop looks
enter upon the irrigation of a much i wc" ""d has not been harmed bv frost.
larger area than is now internded to be ' I.nl few, 'nl? ,cvn :
11,1,... , ! 'lightly nipptHi I, but pract en ly no
reclaimed. 'Jut the government is not '..?. .1 ',''.i' ' ..,'".
i umi ui uuiiu mj inn iiiiiifl. . liar n m ran
ta ascertaintnl, every yard in the coun-
going to make any advances. Nor will
it pay fancy prices for such works as
have been constructed by private capi
tal. The situation in the Deschutes coun
try is not altogether similar to that in
Klamath basin. In the Deschutes, so
far as known, the community is satis
fied to have its lands irrigated by pri
vate capital, notwithstanding private
capital will reclaim only the cream,
and leave forever barren a large tract
that would be irrigated by the govern
ment. In the Klamath basin public
sentiment is a unit in favor of govern
ment as against private irrigation.
lhis much is to be raid: If private
capital goes ahead and completes its ir
rigation system according to present
plans, the government will never go in
and reclaim the outstanding Jamis.
Private interests are promising to irri
gate only lands which can be watered
at a minimum cost; the government
will not follow and undertake to irri
gate adjoining lands where the cost will
be excessive unless it can have the en
tire field to itself. One of the prime
objects of government irrigation is to
reclaim lamb in large areas, combining
y is oeing cuiiivatoi, ami a lair crop
is anticipated. Hopmen are not dis
couraged by tho uneven growth, and
are having the yards thoroughly hoed
and the more advanced hops twined.
Apples and other fruit, except prunes
ami cnerrice, will yield abundantly.
The cherry crop will be very light in
all parts of the county, owing to the
late frosts. The prune crop will aim
be less than normal. The prospects
were exceptionally good until visited
by the recent frost. Near Dayton and
sections alone the Willamette river
there will not be over a third of the
usual yield, while on the prairie about
half a crop is expected. In the more
protected sections tl.cre may be three
fourths of a crop, but in no twrta wlli
it be up to the normal output.
Berries en the Reservation.
Adams John Pierce, a quarter-breed
allottee, wlw reside two miles south of
here, has demonstratd that the Tina-
tilla reservation land is capable of rais
ing more than wheat, although it is
not irrigated. List year ho set out less
than one half an acre of Hood Ittver
strawberries, and althowh the plants
were less than a year ol I. thev bore
ALBANY BIDS FOR MILL.
Citizens Agree to Put Up Money to
Aid in Rebuilding.
Albany -A meeting of Albany's citi
zens wm held lust week to consider the
question ot taking some step to secure
tho rebuilding of the woolen mill of the
Haiiiiockburn Woolen Mills company in
.uwny. tins is mill that was burned
nliout a mouth ago, cumlliim loss of
Among those who addressed the
meeting were: J. K, WVatherford,
Krcd Dawson, P. H. (food win, K. W
Ungdoit, V. J. Miller and Mayor W.
II. Davis. All favored purchase of
stock by AlliHiiy citizens, and several
volunteered to take block ranging in
vmiie mini arm to f 1,000. A com
mittee was apitolnted to take charge of
the work, ascertain how iiuitii money
.tumtiy copie will put up to assist in
rebuilding the mill, what kind of n
proposition the IMiiiiocichurn company
will entertain, if any, and report.
It seems tlmt Albany will be able to
sulwcrita enough stuck in the ltunuock
burn company to rebuild the mill If
that company will put In the ma
chinery, and put the mill in working
Boom Spirit at Ashland.
Ashland As a result of concerted
actions of leading citizens of Ashland
working through the board of trade, n
fund of approximately $2,000 has tacit
pledged for the promotion and publi
city of the resources and attractions of
this city and vicinity while the big
exiHxition is on at Portland. Fifteen
hundred dollars of this sum was sub
scribed at a big mass meeting of citi
zens held under the utupies of the
board of trade, at which there was a
,c, ,ifc-v uui'iiwniK')- ami niucii en
thusiasm for tho objects In view. A
portion of the sum sulnerital will 1.
cxiH'tidcd uimiii a permanent display at
the Southern Pacific ditot in this city.
TWINE TRUST DECLARES WAR.
cheap with expensive work, ro as to1 lrriw' 'ro,n June ,,nt'1 November. th
make the average cost within the reach
of the settler. The government is not
taking up extremely expensive works;
it cannot afford to; it is only irrigating
where it knows it can recover the expenditure.
TRIPLE ALLIANCE FOR PEACE
Iwuviest crop being in June ami ()e
tober. This year he has set out more
plants, having now almost one acre.
All are in bloom ami Mr. Pierce x
Iects to have ripe tarries in two weeks
if the weather is favorable.
Hatchery on Wallowa River.
Astoria Ferguson" A Houston, of
this city, have completed the plans for
the promised new salmon hatchery to
ta erected by the State Fisheries de
lartment on the Wallowa river. The
t lins are for a frame structure KtO feet
Img ami 55.4 feet wide. It will con
tain 33(1 troughs, each if which will ta
IH feet in length and hold six egg ta.
kels. The capacity of the plant will
ta 16,000.000 egg ech season. The
appropriation for building the hatchery
will ta available May 18, ami bids on
the construction will ta called for own
MAY ABANDON PLAN.
Government Llknly to Drop Palouin
Spokane, Wash., May II. It is re
iHirted here from what is thought to bo
authentic sou tees thai the govermni'iit
Iihm decided to abandon the Washing
ton Irrigation piojcct In tho Pulotise
valley for various reasons. In the first
place, there is coitlllrt between the gov
ernment lecliiiimtiim liureau and theO.
It. A N. over tho removal of the tracks
of the roail from the IkxI of tho Wash-
tucua co nl co to n xilut higher up on
the north bank of what would be tho
artificial lake, provided the plaits of
tho cngiucciH were to be carried out.
The 0. It. A N. built the truck thioiigh
the coulcti some years it go to afford
trausiMirtatloti facilities to the fiinuers
of the district, and last yiwr rehabili
tated the line and tit it In operation
after an Interval of three or four Jettrs'
Idleness. As long as this track Is
maintained It will bo liiiixxxtlhlo for
the government to construct Its pn
Jeeted reservoir. A conference has
Iteeii held tatween the government en
gineers ami those of the railroad com-
xtny, and It has been estimated that it
would cost more than $ I IK) ,000 to
almnge tho track from the tal of the
coulee to a toiift along the bank.
This sum, added U the cost of the irri
gation project, as already planned,
would plactt such a burden ilxn the
land tributary to tho district a to
make the work Impracticable at this
While this is the story currently re
ported, there Is said to ta uuother and
more vital condition prevailing. It is
said to have taen recently discovered
by the government engineers that the
soil forming the tad and walls of thn
coulee Is of such a nature that it would
ta practically tiiiolhlo to nmke the
lake hold water. Tho soil is a sandy
loam, through which witter percolate
as through a sieve In a great many
places, and to build a rosorvolr that
would liold under the immense press
ure natural for such a large body of
water would necessitate the artificial
treatment of the walls and tat torn of
the basin, which i at least 15 miles in
length, at a cot that could not Ui con
sidered by the Reclamation bureau for
many years to come.
Troops Arc Moil for to liostore
Pence In (.lilcip.
MAYOR AND UNION OPPOSI: MOVH
1 eamslnrs Have Lobby at Capital and
CJoviirnor Will Hear Thnlr
aidn of Story.
FIQHTING ON STREETS.
Attempts to Take Away 'Trade of Jhe
San Francisco, May 0. The Call to
morrow will my:
A great tight is on for the market far
binding twine on the Paeiflc coast. On
one side are arrayed the Portland Cozd
age company ami the Tubta Cordage
company, of this oity, tame manufac
turers of cordage and twine. On the
other side are the International Har
vester company and its leading ageu
cies on the Pacific coast, the trouble all
coming from an attempt, as retarted,
on the part of the International Har
vester company to take away the trade
completely from the Tubbs Cordage
company and the Portland Cordage
Deprived of the agencies of the In
ternational Harvester company to mar
ket their goods, the program of the
coast manufacturers is to market on
their own account, through retailers,
through agents of their own employ
and In any other feasible way.
Violent Strike of Collarmakers.
Troy, N. Y., May fl. A crowd which
at times numbered 4,000 or 5,000 per
sons, surrounded the collar factory of
Cluett, Peabody & Co. ywterday where
a strike had been inaugurated by the
collar fctarchers. Disturbances were
frequent. Those still tt work, were
kicked or beaten as they entered or left
the factory, and several workers had
their c!otthirg torn off. Police and
deputy sheriffs were cowed, and there
was talk of calling for troops. The
strike is against alleged cuts in wages
and the installation of machines.
French See France, United States and
Britain Thus Combined.
Paris, May 4. The Temps In a lead
ing article today discusses Ambassador
MeCortnlck's remarks to President
Lotttat yesterday on the presentation
of tlw former's credentials as being
timely reassurances of the strong rela
tions uniting the two coonUkts. The
paper says :
"The ambassador referred to the
franco-American alliance as being
strongeryhan if inscribed in treaties,
ami then "by an initiative which I
worthy of emphasis he expressed ratis
faction with the Anglo-French rap
prochement. It is not habitual for
third powers to be mentioned in cere
monies of this kind, and this makes
the ambassador's allusion to Anglo
trench friendship more significant."
The Temps adds that the friendship
thus indicated between France and the
Lnlted fctates and France and Great
Britain, is susceptible of developing
into a triple understanding for the ben
efit of tht participants and the peace
of the world.
The Journal des Delists also devotes
a leading article to Minister MCor
Rogue River Craft.
Grants Pass The first boat, other
than a canoe or skiff, to navigate the
I'ppcr Rogue will be one now complet
ed ami reaily for launching here. The
craft is a light draft, staunch affair.
and was built by John C. !.es,a louil
merchant, for pleasure nurpo-i. It is
30-foot length, with six-fooi tanm, ami
will ta propelled by a jowerfiil gaso
line engine. Its builder is confident It
will successfully make the rapid of
:he Hogur, both below ami nbov
Grants Pas. The power dams will ta
mounted by skid ways.
One Fare to Albany.
Albany Efforts of the Albany Com-
mercial club to seen re ecial rates
from Portlaml to Albany during the
Lewis and Clark exposition have proved
toeeecsfnl. A committee was appoint
ed some time ago to confer with the
officials of the Southern Pacific railroad
in Oregon, and as a result of the work
of this committee the traffic men liavn
granted a rate of one fare for the round
trip for all who hold transitortation
Irom hasten) points, tickets good to re
main in Linn county for 16 days.
ExceHent Crop Prospects.
Pendleton The reservation south
ami east ot here presents tho imwt
thrifty appearance ami the prosteM
are for the finest wheat crop in the his
tory of the county. South of Adams
the wheat is m-arly knee high ami of a
dark green color, which imlleati the
best of growing conditions. In a few
instances in the same locality the fields
are infoled with Ur we.nl, tta pn.t of
the risorvatlon. The grent number of
these wel is itartly accounted for by
tta fact tlmt only combined harveaters
have taen used for years.
1005 Hop Contracts Filed
Salem Three 1W6 hop contracts,
MCresttittg JH),000 pound, or M)
tales have taen filed for record in the
department of thu comity recorder.
They are- J. K. Forrest, of Halem. to
T. Itnsonwald A Co., of New York,
10,000 iKMind at IK cents; J. K. Kirk
lam! and others, of Independence, to
T. ilosenwuld A Co., New York, 30,000
pounds, at 17 cents, and George II.
Irwin, of ilrooks, to Valentine Loewi's
bons Co., of New York, 10,000 jsjunds,
at 17 cents.
Death and Broken Bones Outcome of
Chicago, May 3. Tho death of one
man ami the injury of scores of others
were the immediate result of today's
fighting tatween the striking teamsters
ami their syitiiathir on the one side
ami the lic ami the nonunion men
on the other. There wero rlo4s in all
part of the city M,.M were eluhltml
ami stoned almost to death within a
square of policw hembiilarters ami fir
mi lee away uhmi were shot down in the
streets. At a hundred place tatween
these two extremes there were aseanlU
ami right in the streets. III.m.I
shod mi Ktato street, In the heart ol the
lashlonahle "tapping distriet, ami fnri
on riots took place almost in the door
way of the leading leitel. Nonunion
men were pelted with stone, bricks
ami every ermcelvable sort of miiwilmt
iney were dragged irom Wielr watfous,
IxMteti, cIiiM-hI ami '.ampel nm.
He loiio-i wmi lououml uie wagons on
which they rule were ugly in the ex-trwne.
Chicago, .May -i. Hinting In th,,
streets tixlay was so prolonged ami of
so fierce it character that many of tho
lending business! men have couelmtal
that there will ta neither petite In the
city nor safety for outside iuleresta
until the state mllltla has taen cullml
out to restore outer. A committee uf
members of the I'mplnyiuV aMtoclalliin
left for Hpiiullgold today to confer with
Governor Deueen ami to request him
to gie ordcis to the slate troops. The
labor unions have an extensive lobby
at the slate capital, ami It is likely
that they will also ta heard before any
action is taken by thn governor.
Chief of Police O'Nell says hn Is confi
dent that ho has control of thn situa
tion, ami can keep pence In thu city
with the mayor's suptxirt, who hi
done all In his poer to adjimt tho
state of affairs.
Mayor Dunne was emphatic In his
declaration tonight that he will not
acquiesce in any call for outside alst
ance In preserving order, and Intimated
that he will strongly oiimmh any iimm
to secure armed Intervention.
"'.Ve have by no means reached the
limit of ieerve," the mayor declared
tonight. "I am cHiixiwored to call on
every aiue-mxiuoi eitUMI over llie g
of IH years. Of course, 1 could not call
on the striker ur the strike-breaker
or their syniHithlers, tail I wmild
have U. draw upon the clt'iens of gd
character from the general public."
Despite the order of .Mayor Dunne an
the prohibition of the cltv eoum-il.
many of the wagon of the com-erna
against which strikes were declared,
were handled Unlay by men armed
with rtltat ami shotguns.
FRENCH SUPPLY RUSSIAN FLEET
BLAMES ANTI-TRUST ACT.
Strikers Cause Others to Quit.
Elmlra, N. Y Jlay 0. Fifteen
hundred striking miners gathered in
Ulosaburg, Pa., at an early hour today
and started to inarch to Morris Run,
Pa., to induce the nonunion men who
have taken their place in the mines of
the Morris Kun Coal Mining company
to not only quit work, but to leave
Morris Run, the striker furnishing
money to them which had taen suj
pliod by the National Mineworkers'
Austria Shuts Door on Poles.
St. Petersburg, May C In order to
stop tho flood of Poles who are fleeing
acrods the border to escape conscrip
tion; and on account of the troublca in
Poland, Austria has ordered that all
Russian citizens desiring to cross the
frontier must bo provided witn paes
porta, vized by Austrian consuls.
Garfield Has a Carbuncle.
Los Angeles. Mav 6. L'niu-I Hiatua
CommlHiioner of Corporations James
. uarneiu, wrio arrived In Southern
California Monday to investigate the
oil condition of this section, is suffer
ing severely from a carbuncle and is
temporarily hampered in jmrsuing his
investigations. Both the Santa Fe and
Southern Pacific railway companies
have thrown open their offices and rec
ords to the commissioner and hisasHist
ants. When he goes from here to Tex
as he will leave two assistants behind,
who will continue the investigation.
Oyama Will Hasten Siege.
Paris, April 6. A disi)at!li tn li
Temps from St. Petersburg says that
dispatches received there confirms tho
reports mat the Iluwtlan cruisers which
have had their headquarters at Vladi
vostok since the outbreak of the war
with Japan have left that port. Mili
tary critics at St. Petersburg expect
General Oyama will hasten the invest
ment of Vladivostok or tho purine of
cutting off Admiral RolsstvMnVv'a
squadron from a Russian naval base.
Lost rVail Pouch Pound.
Woodbnrn The registered mail
pouch lost at this point, the disappear
ance of which has constituted a great
mystery, tuts taen found by little tavs
as they were after a tall timier the
Southern Pacific freight station. ' Tim
thief tad unlocked the letter sack, ex
tracted the registered pouch ami re
turned the sack. He got the contents
of several jackagea, 1210 tlist tad lien
placed there ar a remittance from this
office to Washington.
Hood River to Get the Mill.
Eugene The present owners of tho
wjoolen mill here, Messrs. W right and
Wilbur, of Union, bave no intention of
putting the mill into operation, as was
reported at the time' they made the pur
chase last winter from the receiver.
Instead, it is no'v learned, the mill
will ta moved to Hood River, where
the citizens are to take stock In the
concern to the amount of i'0,000.
Valley Wool Pool Sold.
Dallas Tho Polk County Woolgrow
era association sold Its jool of 100,000
pounds in Dallas for 2oJ$ cents a
pound. H. L. Fenton, of Dallas, was
the buyor. May 13 both the mohair
and wool associations will meet n
Dallas to elect officers and transact
Other general business of the associations.
London, May fi A dispatch from St.
Petersburg to a news agency here says
that a dozen men have been arrested in
a joiner's workshop who ure suspected
of being tambinakers. Several infern
al raalicines, tho dispatch alil uor
found in the shop.
Land Sale Near Union.
Union The D wight ranch of 100
acres, well Improved, 4)$ miles from
"Union, on Catherine creek, wiim sold
last week to Faulk Urothers, of Daven
port, Wash,, for $0,000. Aero proper
ty in this section is showing a livelier
Will Not Contract.
The Dalles Tta wool slttiut'on in
this part of Kastern Oregon varies from
practically all tho other woolgrow lug
sections of tho statu from tho fact that
the growers have thus far declined
to contract tholr clips in advance of the
scheduled sales days, June U and 23
ami July 0. These sales will ta held
as usual at Khanikn, the market place
for the wooU grown in W'aeo, Crook,
Wheeler, and Grant ountlu. ulu.r..
the cltoiceet clips are produced.
Pendleton The eduratinnal erl.ll.lt
lor urn jwls ami Clark fair is all in
the hands of tho county school suiiorin.
tendent, and Ii taing nisembled and
proiMtrud far thu cabinets. Onn r !,,
fine features of the exhibit Is a inrntar
of drawings. The Papers to l lumml
after reaching Portland are classified
into piles according to tho work. Hu
perintemlent Welles has three assist
ants ai tne work.
Wheat Club, 8(8fic per bushel;
bluestorn, 800Icj valley, 80o.
Oats No. 1, white, $28 per ton;
KggH Oregon ranch, 1717Wc t.nr
flutter Fancy creamery, 17JBI0c
Potatoes Oregon fancy, $1(21.05;
Apples Fancy, $1,75(32.60 nor tax;
Hops Choice, 1001, 23Q26e per
Wool Valley, 23fcf?0 U0; Eastern
Oregon, best, 17U10o: mohair.
choice, .11324c pur pound.
Hay Timothy, $M10 per ton;
clover, $1112; grain, $1112;
Railroad Man's View of Ceniolldutloit
-Bryan's PUtform Safe.
Washington, May 3. Hugh I.. Itoml.
of the llaltimore A Ohio railroad, t
day continued his statement tafore the
senate committee on interstate com
merce. Asked ha to what caused the
consolidation of railroads, Mr. Itoml
"The antl. trust act."
He explained that thuru was no
method of preventing weaker line
from cutting rates. The weaker lines
wero taken in so as to prevent demoral
ization of rates,
!..!..... ff-.l l.t. .
'""wn .uniiiai, uiiairman oi tne ex
ecutive committee of the Chicago, Hock
Island A Pacific railroad company, wan
next heard. During his statement Mr.
Mather alluded to the assertion that, If
tho government did not take Jiold of
rate making, there would bo u demand
for government ownership of railroads.
Race for Rich Coal Fields.
Ilutto, May 3. A Miner special from
Hridger, Mont., miys there is a rncu on
between railroad surveyors to get Into
tho Hear Creek conl fields. Phlhulel
phia capitalists are behind one set of
engineers, while thu Burlington is said
to bo sending u purjy of 40 men into
the Hear Creek country from itsTnlnen.
Cody branch. Tho route of tho Ilur
lingtou party Is raid to embrace CooW.,
City and the Sunlight mining districts,
recognized us two of thu best mining
sections in tho statu without a railroad
outlet for their ores,
-Warehouse Fire at Bay City.
San Francisco, May 3. Flro broke
oil In thu property of the Arizona
AuruhouHo company at Sixth uml King
streets lato yosterduv. and tho ImlMlm.
and its contents wero totully destroyed.
The loss will amount to ut least flfiO,-
uuu. iiio siock iiostroyetl was of a
vuriud character uml tho greatest diffi
culty was experienced in extinguishing
tho flro In uwctlon tlmt contained oil,
sulphur and other combustibles. Tho
loss Is divided among huvorul firms,
Only Bluff at Neutrality Maintained in
I long Kong. May I. It I tainted
from a reliable source that tta simmer
Cva, Dagnmr nnd iHmrtan. under
charter by tta KitMian government,
have lwen plying between Halgon and
tta HumUm I'altie fieet, carrying to
the latter full enrgoo f dour, rut,
lard, rhtli, vegetables, moat, and
enormous iuahIIiIm .of taamly and
wine. The latter has bAm wlth.lr.ui,
ai a imp Ui the neutrality regulations,
but the two former vwswU are Mill en
loKtl in tta work.
After tta llourbon had rmml hrr
trips, sh was mUl up ly the French
transport In tta Hatain river ami h
crew of French marines placed alwrd
to "couiwl her to cwis her trip"
The two vessels which are still in thn
servwe were allowed to go on their way
A iiumtar of French trausKirt steam
er are cruising off thn const of French
Cochin China, ostensibly engaged In
safeguarding France's neutrality.
It Is reiwirted that American ami
German oorresKindents at Shanghai
have chartered the strainer Wiiuhang
for the purixwe of witnessing the com
ing fight. Tho Wuchang Hie thn
French Hag. hut Is talleve.1 inlu. .ij
by Russia, ami it is thought that her
real mission will ta not so much to see
n naval tattle as to locate Togo's fleet
for Ho jest vens ky's Information.
Raising Sunken Ships.
Tokio, May !!, Tho work of salving
thu Huiikiin ships at Port Arthur ami
Chemulpo Is progressing satisfactorily
u mo jiipiiiivsu. uuiaiiB nro withhold,
but it Is belloved to ta certain that the
Japanese navy will secure several bat
tleships and cruisers,
Japan Wants to Know Fnrjs.
Purls, May 4 Notwithstanding ,e
nluls, it appears tlmt the JapatiHMt oill-
eials are carefully obeerving the con
tinued presence uf vessels of Admiral
Ilojnstvensky's squadron off tho Imlo
C'lilna coast, ami are seeking Informa
tion from tho French ittithorlllc con
cerning the nature or duration of their
stay. Tho lucmtar (if the legation
have addressed several Inquiries to thu
mreign oiiico asking particularly
whether tho ships wero iuslilo French
wuturs. Tho reply given was that nil
tho vessels have left French waters.
More Riots In Russia.
St. Petersburg, May 4. Reports or
slight disturbances In various places of
European Russia during Easier Mon
day nro now coining In. Thu gravest
occurrence In that part of tho emtdro
wits n Mllltopohvw, whore u moli for
suvontl hours hold high carnival uml
burned a ttortlon of tho town. At NIj
ul Novgorod, a regular buttle occurred
between soldiers ami thu crowds on
Mllllomilii street. Thu soldiers fired,
killing one uml wounding many,
Russia Buys South Amorlcan Shins.
Purls, May 1. According to the St.
Petersburg correspondent of tho Petit
I'll rlutfitiiio ii. ......! . . t ...
niny n lor Hoiitn
leuvo Cronstudt on
Ainurlcii, conveying crows and military
stores for the equipment of wnrshlps
purchased by Russia from Chile and
Argentina, Tho Potlt Journal print n.
dlsputch confirming tho foregoing.