The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, June 09, 1905, Image 2

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Centennial of Lewis and Clark
Formally Observed,
Military Pageant, Addresses by Na
tlon't Dignitaries and Festivities
Inaugurate the Exposition. ,
Portland, 'Juno 2. Tho Lewis ntul
Clark Centennial exposition is open.
Portland is playing hoot to tho world.
Yesterday, tho opening day, will And
n bright placo in tho history ot tho na
tion, marking na it docs, tho stinting
point ot nn enterprise that mentis tho
greater upbuilding of tho West and
Northwest; new trmlo relations ith
the Orient; closer trade relationship
between tho Pacific count and the At
lantic seaboard, and tho hundreds o(
attendant and incidental benefits that
will accruoto tho country.
Tho opening ceremonies and demon
strations were on a scale commensurate
with tho greatness oi tho day. They
were carried through without a hitch
ot any consequence. Old exposition
Attaches, who have attended tho im
portant world's taint ot the past de
cade, declared they had never before
beheld eo pretty or so effective an
The attendance passed even beyond
tho most sanguine official expectations.
Crowds, such as have never before lined
the streets of Portland, saw the great
military pageant that preceded tho
opening exercises. Standing room on
tho three miles ot streets was at a pre
mium. And when tho parado was at
an end this ocean of humanity turned
its tide on tho exposition grounds.
Across Guild's lako on the peninsula
a section of artillery tolled off the pres
idential salute ot 21 guns, the dark
bine smoke from tho cannonading lift
ing slowly above the government's pal
ace and adding enchantment to the
peaceful grandeur of the inspiring
landscape to tho north.
This saluto brought on tho opening
exercises. AH of the speakers were en
thusiastically received. Especially
cordial was the reception accorded the
nation's representatives. The exercises
were marred by no unpleasant incident.
80 orderly was everything that the
heavy detachment ot policemen and
guardsmen were not put to the neces
sity of issuing a single admonition.
It was exactly 12 o'clock to the dot
when President II. W. Goode, of the
exposition, called for order. It was
hardly 2 o'clock when President Itooee
velt was informed by wire that all was
ready. The president was in waiting
for the message at the White house.
The great crowd leaned forward in a
state of high nervous tension waiting
for the first peals of the government
chimes, which weie to have been Presi
dent Roosevelt's first response. Hut,
lucklessly, the chimes failed to work,
and after a full minute of breathless
waiting, the assemblage was informed
by 31 r. Goode that the president had
sent his greeting. At tho same time
he declared the exposition formally
opened and extended a greeting to all
the wor(l: President Roosevelt's con
gratulatory telegram was then read
and received with tremendous ap
plause. There was apparently almost as many
people at the fair grounds last night as
were present at the opening exercises.
Although the exhibits buildings were
closed, tho exposition by night seemed
in every particular as great an attrac
tion as during the open hours of tho
When darkness fell upon the heights
that raise beyond the fairy city the
reason was plain.
As a feast for the eye the spectacle
was incomparably beautiful. The
fireworks which were a feature ot the
evening, were beautiful In the extreme,
but they paled before the splendor of
the electricity.
Admissions 30,677.
As nearly as could be estimated by
Chief of the Department of Admissions
I". I). Davison the total admissions at
tho Lewis and Clark exposition yester
day was 30,577. This estimate was
announced last night after the gates
had been closed to the public and re
jortv from tho three entrances had been
counted. Mr. Davison cays that his
estimate is not absolutely correct and
that ho will not know tho exact num
ber of admissions until today. IIo
eays, however, that his estimate will
not vary more than 200.
Unparalleled Record.
That the business record of the pre-
exposition period is unparalleled in the
history of expositions, is the statement
of Director of Concessions and Admis
sions John A. Wakefield. Yesterday
ho gave out tho following statistics:
Concessions department Concessions
revenue collected, $70,414. Receipts
Genornl admissions, 127,222.50; com
mutation tickets, $1,022.60; admission
tickets, 117,070; photograph passes,
3,222; badges, 12,007.
Two Revenue Cutters Here.
There are two revenue cutters now in
' port. Tho Runs arrived shortly after
dusk last evening and dropped anchor
In the stream above the Burnsido street
bridgo and Just astern of tho cutter Mc
CiUloch. The Rush was on her way
from Seattle to San Francisco, when
she received orders at Port Townsend
to i!top at thlB city. Sho will remain
here for some time and will then pro
ceed south.
Magnlflcont Dulldlng Erocted by Wash
ington Formally Oponod.
Portland, Juno SI. Tho bonds of
friendship existing between tlio two
greatest states in tho Northwest Mere
oven more (Irmly cemented yesterday
nt tho Lewis and Clark exposition,
when tho magnificent Washington
State balding was formally dedicated
with ceremonies second only to tho
opening day exorcises ot Thursday.
Tho spirit of friendliness which binds
tho two states together in tho great
task ot developing and upbuilding tho
Northwest was exemplified by tho elo
quent addresses of the speakers who rep
resented both tho statu of Washington
and tho stato ot Oregon, Vice President
Fairbanks, tho personal representative
ot tho president, honored tho Washing
ton delegation by his presence and de
livered a Bhort but very pointed and
appropriate speech.
The condition of tho weather was
perfect before and during tho cere
monies, but Immediately after the close
ot the exercises dark and heavy clouds
appeared on tho horlton, giving tho
impression Uiat tho unfavorable weath
er nail been delayed invauso 01 1110
respect tho elements hold for tho great
state ot Washington. Long before the
commencement ot tho exercises, which
were held at 11 o'clock, Washington
ions, Oregontans and visitors from all
parts ot tho United States began to
assemble in anticipation of tho dedi
cation. 1'y tho tlmo the hour arrived
for the opening of tho ceremonies the
exposition grounds east of tho Wash
ington building were crowded with
Hundreds of them were Irom Wash
ington, and it is said that thero was
not a city in the state, no matter how
it tanked in importance with its sister
cities, that was not represented at the
dedication. There were visitors from
even tho remotest portions of Washing
ton, who traveled many miles on
horseback to reach a railroad which
would tako them to Portland. The
delegations from Spokane, Seattle, Ta
coma and "Walla Walla wcro partlcu-
larly large, tho most prominent public
men being in attendance.
Russia Cries for Punishment of Ne
bogatofT for Surrendering.
St. Petersburg, June 3. Feeling In
the admiralty against Rear Admiral
Nebogatoff continues to run high, the
majority ot tho naval authorities I wing
deaf to the appeals l tho few who
insist that tho admiral's action in sur
rendering his warships should not be
condemned until the circumstances
become fully known. Tho majority say
they could forgive anything but surren
der and point to the precedent in the
case ot tho Rutsian ship Raphael,
which, in 1829, during the ltusso
Turkish war, struck its colors to three
Turkihh ships which surrounded It.
Nicholas I meted out a terrible punish
ment to the 'otllcers and crew of the
Raphael, ordering that all of them
should be shot after their exchange and
directing that, if the ship should ever
be recaptured, its infamous history
should be blotted out by tho total de
struction of tho veesel. The Raphael,
strango to say, was recaptured 34 years
later at Si 11 ope during the Crimean
war, a eon of the captain who sur
rendered her taking part in the battle,
and to this son fell the task ot execut
ing the dead emperor's orders to de
stroy tier. Many naval authorities
claim that the emperor should reserve
the same fate for Admiral Nebogatoff.
of Corrupt Officials
End Rebellion.
Manila, Juno 3 Urlgadicr Goneral
George M. Randall will rail for tho
United States on June 16.
Urigadier General Carter, commander
of the department of the ViBayss, now
engaged in the pacification of tho na
tives on the east coast of the Island
of Samar, has 10 companies of infantry
and 12 companies of scouts operating
in the Held, with lour more companies
of Infantry under orders. The uprising
ot the natives in this quarter is not
against the government. They have
rebelled on account of the corrupt prac
tices of native officials and hemp agents,
who have ben underpaying the men
for their p'oduuta.
Sailors Mutln in Battle.
London, Jnne 8. The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Times wires that
he had ohtainod from high authority a
roport that Admiral Nebogatoff ' sailors
mutinied in the battlo and threw tho
admiral and many of their officers over
board. He states further that the
sailors foucd their officers in tho
cabins and hoisted a white flag,
surrendering to the Japanese. It is
said that eight men of Nebogatoff's
squadron were hanged for mutiny
while the squadron was still in the Red
Limit on Land Acquisition.
Washington, June 3. The commis
sioner of the general land ofllco has is
sued instructions to registers and re
ceivers of land offices throughout the
courtry that in tho future no person
shall be permitted to acquire more than
320 acres ot nonraineral public land
under the existing laws. Heretofore
applicants have been permitted to in
crease -that quantity under tho timber
and stone and soldier additional home
stead laws.
Wicked Wind Betrayed Him.
Toklo, June 3, A telegram from
Sasobo says that Admiral Rojestveneky
Stated in an interview that ho hoped to
clear Tsu Island in a fog, but n sudden
southwestern gale cleared the fog and
revealed the presence of his fleet.
1 1 1 1 .. r-r 1 w
Supremo Court Will Pass on Validity
of Recont Law.
Salem A suit has been brought In
Lako county to test tho validity of tho
act ot the last legislature specifying tho
manner In which livestock shall bo as
sensed and tho taxes thereon shall bo
paid. Tho now law provides that when
livestock Is assessed, tho tax shall bo
then paid or secured at tho rate of levy
for tho preceding year, ami that when
such stock ts driven into another coun
ty for pasturage, it shall be assessed
there and tho owner shall pay a tax to
that county according to tho tlmo the
stock was pastured therein. Theowner
can recover from tho first county such
portion ot his tax as he paid to the sec
ond county.
The purpose of tho low was to place
a restriction upon the driving ot stock
Into this stato from other states, or
from one county to another, tho obluct
being to Ictfsen the raiiRe troubles.
A suit was brought by IjiKo county
to enforce tho payment of tlu tax, and
the defendant set up by demurrer that
tho law Is unconstitutional because It
requires payment of a tax at a rate tit f
ferent from the rate charged upon other
classes ot property. It la understood
that tho court sustained tho demurrer
and that the case will be appealed to
tho Supreme court at once, so that tho
question may bo settled.
Government Secures Itself Against
Speculators In Irrigation Tract.
Salem The United States govern
ment has filed in tho olllce of State
Kngineer John II. IajwIs, a notice of
intention to appropriate all the unused
waters of Malheur river and of tho
Klamath basin. This notice is given
under tho Irrigation art passed by the
last legislature, and serves to prevent
any water rights which will conllict
with the government's neds. Tho
government has three years within
which to file its plana and begin the
construction of its Irrigation system.
The filing of the notice gives the gov
ernment protection against speculators
during that time.
A. R. Black, of Eugene, has filed In
tho office of the stato engineer a notice
of his appropriation ot the waters of
Waldo lake, in Lane county, for irriga
tion purKea. His notice was filed in
the olllce of the county clerk of Lane
county, but under the new law It must
be filed in the office of the state engin
eer also.
Putnam Remains State Librarian.
Salem J. II. Putnam has In-en elect
ed stato librarian by tho judges of tho
Supremo court, under the provisions of
the act of the last legislature. Hereto
fore tho librarian has leeu elected by
the legislature. Tho last legislature
was of tho opinion that the library
should bo under the control of the Su
premo court, and gavo the court power
to employ n librarian who would servo
during the pleasure of the court. Mr.
Putnam has been state librarian for 20
years, having been elected tho first time
by the legislature of 1895.
Annual Fair at Roseburg.
Roseburg Tho annual fair for the
Second Southern Oregon agricultural
district will he held on the fair grounds
one mile east of Roseburg, September
12 to 10 inclusive. Arrangements will
also prolxibly be made for holding tho
nnnual pioneer reunion for this county
at the district fair grounds, September
11 and 12. Tho board of trustees has
offered the pioneers free use of the
grounds during tlwse two days for the
purjtose named.
Opp Strike a Real Bonanza.
Medford With 18,000 taken out In
the first two days after the strike In tho
Opp mine, and the rich ore promising
to continue, tho find in this once re
jected mine looks like n lwrninwi equal
to the famous Gold Hill ore of early
days. Should tho rich Htreak continue
even 20 feet, which will apparently he
the case, it will yield at least $ 150,000.
The lodge is teoinlngly a continuous
one of wiru gold bearing quartz.
Offer Money and Demand Land.
Salem A number of persona holding
certificates of rale of stute land, which
certificates the Marion county grand
Jury declared were secured fraudulent
ly, aro coining forward with money to
make payments and are strongly pro
testing that there was no fraud in tho
transactions. Homo of tho certificates
aro still in tho hands of first purchasers
while others are held by assignees.
Warehouse for Wallowa Wool.
Elgin A largo warehouse to be used
for a storeroom for the large quantity
of wool soon to como out of Wallowa
county has been completed, This
warehouse was built by a company of
farmers of this section, known as the
Farmers' Exchange and Forwarding
company, which will conduct n general
forwarding business, and also carry
farm implements and vehicles.
Northern Union Sawmill Season.
Elgin Tho many sawmills tributary
to this place have begun active opera
tions, and ero long a largo influx of
men and teams will be engaged in
hauling tho output of these mills to
Elgin, where tho lumber is prepared
for tho market, being manufactured
into all kinds of building materials,
which are shipped to all parts ot tho
Eastern Oregon Experiment Station
Without Funds for Work.
Salem The filing ot tho referendum
petitions has left tho Eastern Oregon
Agricultural experiment station entire
ly without funds. The last legislature
rnlmd tho appropriation from $10,000
to $15,000 a year, but at tho nm no time
passed an act which requires that when
ever public property at nuy Institution
Is sold, the proceeds shall lie paid to
tho stato treasurer and bo turned Into
the general fund.
Attorney General Crawford linn given
an opinion In which he holds that this
latter act applies to articles produced
at the experiment station. Since the
appropriation was Included 1 1 tho om
nibus hill, which has been hdd up by
tho referendum, all revenue for the ex
periment station Is cut oft.
When the omnibus bill was up for
consideration In the senate last winter,
Senator Plervo made a strong plea for
the. raise ot $5,000 a year In the appro
priation. His argument was that the
station has had a revenue ot nearly
$5,000 from thu sale ot produce, and
that since this had lecii cut off by tho
act requiring that tho procetdi lo
turned into the general fund, tho leg
islature should mako up for It by in
creasing tho appropriation. As soon
as the referendum petition was filed,
the Agricultural college jveoplo liegan
an effort to hold tho proceeds of rales,
It iwalblo. In order to get an expres
sion trout tho attorney genen I. Irs
opinion was asked and his utifavi radio
answer was given.
Might Burn Up Town.
Astoria The new crude oil tank of
the Standard Oil company, In this city
has received its baptism by the oil lank
steamer Asuncion pumping 5,000 gal
Ions of etude oil into it there being no
opposition from any of the city author
ities, notwithstanding the general ills
cusslon by the council that it would bo
a serious menace to the safely ot the
adjacent property, and might bo the
cause of a lire that would destroy a
large portion of the city. It is un
doubtedly located in a position that if
It should get afire during one of the
regular summer Northwest winds, the
entire city would he menacedj
Speculators are Shut Out.
Salem State land officials aro ex
ceedingly well p'cascd by tho decision
ot the secretary of the Interior, to thu
eflect that thu statu can select Indemni
ty land for all state school lands Inside
forest reserves. White the department
has held that the state may select in
demnity land for both surveyed and
unsurveyed sections, the statu will have
little opiKirtunlty to select Indemnity
on surveyed sections for tho reason that
these sections were taught up by sim
ulators toforu the stato land Itoard
learned that thu government proioaed
to create tho reserves.
Slate Land Sale.
Salem Tho state land board has de
cided to sell to thu highest bidder ajl
tho school sections in the portion of
the Warner iiiountlan reserve that were
recently restored to entry. There are
0,720 acres of school land in the tracts
restored. Healed bids for the land will
be received by the stato land hoard at
Its meeting on thu second luomlay In
July. When the government withdrew
its lands from entry for thu puriMMe ol
creating forest reserves in Klamath and
I.ako counties, the stato withdrew from
sale all stato school lands in tho same
Wood Washes Away.
Ibanon A slight rise in tho Ban
tiam river at this place caused the
breaking of thu boom which had been
placed in tho river to hold tho cord
wood floated down thu river to the
paper mill at this place, and alxiut
1,000 cords of wood floated down tho
river. It is not probable that any
great amount of it can be saved at
M)lntH below here, and the loss to the
mill company will l about $2,000. A
few hundred cords wero lost by tho mill
in a similar way last fall. It wiih be
lieved the l)OOiu was much stronger.
Warner Case- to Supremo Court.
Salem Attorney General Crawford
has returned from Lako county, where
ho tried the case for tho Warner valley
settlers against the Warner Valley
Stock company. Tho trial court sus
tained a demurrer to tho attorney gen
oral's complaint and tho attornoy gen
eral appealed to tho Supreme court
whero tho question will bo settled
whether tho Warner valley settlers
have a good case against tho company
for title to their lands.
Wheat Club, 85c per bushel;
bluestom, 0000 In; valley, 86B7o.
Oats No. 1 white, feed, $20.00
per ton; gray, $20.00.
Hay Timothy, $1410 per ton;
clover, $11012; grain, $11012; cheat,
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1818Jtfo dors,
Butter Fancy creamery, J 1 21o
Apples Table, $1.5032.60 per box.
Strawberries Oregon, 6Oc0$1.26 per
Fqtatocs, Old, $101.16; now pota
toes, l?.2o per pound.
Hops 1004, 23i26o por pound,
Wool Choice, Eastern Oregon, best,
1023c per pounds valley, 27J420o
per pound; mohair, 310320 per
Togo Says Ho Roicund lliitulan Ad
miral from Sinking Ship.
Washington, May ill. Tho official
Japanese report on tl.o latest dotal In of
tho great naval battle In the Coreau
stiulls Is uiado In a cablegram received
tonight by tho Japanese legation hero
from tho foreign office nt Toklo, convey
ing Admlial Togo's dispatches up to
this afternoon. Tho report fays that
Admiral Rojestvousky ami another ad
miral and staff officers wero taken pris
oners on the sinking of Rojestveusky'n
flagship, lviilas Houvaroff, Saturday
night, south of Urleung Island, off tho
Corean coast, The total number of
vessels lost to tho Russians, according
to Admiral Togo, now- is 22, mid tin
adds that, although the full particulars
are not yet In, 110110 of tho Japaueso
ships was seriously Injured and tho
loss to tho first division ot the Japanese
fleet was over 400.
Ships Reach Vladivostok.
Vladivostok, May 31. Two ships
alone of Vice Admiral llojestvensky's
powerful tl'Hlllii, the swift cruiser Al
mas and tho toipcdu Ixxtt destioyer
llnweny, IIo at anchor hero today In
thu curving harbor ot Golden Horn,
they having separated from tho fleet
early In the battle, which begun In the
Coreau straits Saturday afternoon, and
headed, in obedience In orders, with
lull eed to Vladivostok.
Up to 4 o'clock this afternoon no
other vessel of thu Ilaltlc fleet had yet
arrived, and the signal stations at Ask-
old and Klmsky Korsakoff Island re
ported none in sight.
Officers of the Almas and Groieuy
say that both fleets had already sus
tained terrible losses when tho Almas
and Gruxeuy broke through thu hostile
Hue. Of thu Japanese, two battleship
had gouu down lie font their eyes, and
two cruisers, their sterns high out of
tho water, seemed ready to plunge- bow
foremost to tho IkiUoiii of the sea,
Togo Also Uid Submarines and Tor-
pedoos with Dodlr Effect.
Toklo, May 31. Tho proverb that
Admiral Togo always tights and seldom
reHrts Is proving true in the case of
his greatest battle. From the bilefint
and most fragmentary reports coming
to Toklo, Ills Impossible to gain an
approximate, conception or picture of
tho deierato and decisive combat.
The Navy department, after announcing
the bare results yesterday, has lapsed
Into alienee again. It meets inquirers
with thu statement that the department
Is not interested In the publication of
news, but is concerned only in securing
victory for Japan. It Is prohahlo that
many details of thu tight will never bo
given to the world. It will probably
lw days or weeks Wore tho main facts
of the battlo and Its strategy are made
Admiral Togo appears to have plan
ned and laid n complete trap, which
lilted Admiral Rojestveusky's action,
and the Japanese oiitmnneiivered, out
fought and outshot thu Russians, fear
lessly taking their lightest cruisers
against the heavy Russian armor-clad
battleships and Joining battleship with
armored cruisers, smothering them
with gun fire.
Japan', Victory Increases Severity of
Terms Demanded.
Washington, May 31. Minister
Tnkahlra had an hour's eonfurunce
with President Roosevelt tonight. Thu
minister reached tho While house nt H
o'clock and remained until alter 10
o'clock Mr, Takahira refused to say
anything regarding thu oldest of his
There Is reason id ImiIIuvu thu ques
tion ot peace waH under consideration,
tho object of tho minister being to In
form tho president that tho old basis on
which Japan would In-gin negotiations
would not now bo acceptable. It Is be
lieved that with thu latest decisive
naval victory, thu demands of Japan
will bo materially Increased, ami In
clude a large indemnity In addition to
thu retention ot Port Arthur and thu
evacuation by Russia of Manchuria.
Dlsputo Ovor Price of Salmon.
. New Westminster, II. C, May 31.
Trouble between the fishermen and the
canneryuiHii may end In u strike. The
difference concerns prices tor fish dur
ing the big run ot tho season. Tho
fishermen met today and decided oil 10
cents straight for fish for July and 15
cents for August. Thu caiinuryiueii
and packers declare the entire season's
rate must Imj 8 cents per fish. Trouble
is Just commencing, and promises to
get hot. During tho last big run tho
militia had to bo called out for thu
samu troublu.
Agricultural Congress Opens.
Rome, May 31, Tho first working
session of thu international congress,
mado at thu Instigation of David I.ubln,
of Sacramento, Cal to establish an
International Chamber of Agriculture,
took placo this afternoon at the Corsica
palace, In thu presence of tho diplomat
ic corps and all tho delegates. Ex
Minister Tlttonl delivered an address
welcoming tho dolegatea and outlining
tho object ot tho congrosa, utter which
tho mooting adjourned.
Will March Into Mongolia.
Now York, May 01. Tho Ohineso
authorities deny that they have receiv
ed from Russia u positive notice of tho
intention to march troops Into Mongo
lia, cables thu Peklu correspondent of
thu Herald, On thu other hand, thu
foreign office Is deluged with e.liarge.H
and counter charges relative to alleged
breaches ot neutrality by both Russians
and Japanese,
Cannot Realize Dninaije Inflicted,
by Japanese Hoot,
Will Fight Another Land Battle, and If
That Is Lost Shn May Thsii
Ask for Peace.
St. Petersburg, June 1. The Rus
sian admiralty Is literally stupefied at
thu extent of tho disaster suffered by
Vice Admiral Rojestveusky's fleet, and
Its own advices paint tho situation In
uveu worsu colors than tho Toklo dis
Thu Associated Press Vladivostok
dispatch received at an early hour yes
terday nltoriiooii account (or only two
ships of thu great Russian licet tho
cruiser Almas and thu torpedo boat
destroyer Groxeny and the absence of
news about thu battleship Navarlu and
thu cruisers Oleg am) Aurora, which
are thu only fighting ships of any
value not enumerated In the Japanese
lists of destroyed or captured, and.
which, tin to 4 :30 o'clock yesterday at
ternoon, had not reached Vladivostok,
renders almost Idle any liom that the
wero able to shake off the pursuing
Japanesu cruisers and reached tho
shelter of the fortress at Golden II iru.
Russia has agreed to disarm and In
tern thu big licet ot colliers niid trans
xirts sent to tho Chinese coast w hen
Rojestveusky determined to try to
force the Straits of Corea. It Is Imi
lleved here that the Mlmlial did not
want to Imi hampered by a big convoy
in thu sea fight, and tho decision to
send thu convoy to thu rear compelled
Rojestvousky to adopt thu shortest
route by tho way of Tsu Island, as nomn
of thu ships could not carry enough
coal In their bunkers to steam around
The question of Inaugurating peace
negotiations Is not likely lo be opened
until full reports of the Russian dis
aster have Iteeii molted. The war
parly continue. Its defiant nttltiied,
and declares that pwteo Is Impossible,
while many Russians who heretofore
havu Imhii In favor of cace, hut who
aro now humiliated by thu sting ot tho
defeat ot their navy, are giving their
voice In (avor of a continuation of tho
war. Nevertheless, the eac parly in
sists on thu almduto futility of prolong
ing thu struggle. i'.ei slow to reach a.
di-clslou, It Is Improbablo that the gov
ernment will decide on thu course It
will pursue until after battle has Ixen
Joined in .Manchuria.
Thu Associated Press dlspulehcs In
dicate that Fluid Marshal Oyama Is
already Iti motion and that a grand en
gagement Is Imminent. Tho govern
ment still ncdl,!t the publication of
losses in ship not contained in its own
advices, but so far as Nt. Petersburg Is
concerned thu truth Is known.
Slush Beneath, No Fodder Bohlnd and
Foe In Front of Russian Army,
Gunshii Pass, Manchuria, June I.
Tim rains which Wgan three ds)s ago
havo ceased. General skirmishing has
been continuous for the )xist fortnight.
Arriving trooi, on lututug thu trains,
find llieinnehwi In a sen of mud. Thu
country In thu immedlato rear of tho
Rusilan army wears thu samu aninH't as
did the nar of the old Mmltious which
thu Russians occupied In thu south, lut
ing denuded of foragu. Many of thu
C'hiuosu lied from their hound, and
wherever thu troops camped thesu hous
es were torn down for fliewood.
Interest In tho altitude ot tho Mon
gols continues, It Is asserted that 11
stato ot relHilllou exists against tho
local prince ruling thu eastern tribes.
A few native trade) h with goods aro
arriving at the interior cities from Sin
mliitin, hut thu only remaining trade
route for Northern Manchuria since the
Iimh of'HIninlntln to the Russian is by
way ofKlachta, over which traders aro
already active,
"Loop" Is Finished.
New York, June 1. What was re
garded as onu of thu most difficult tasks
In thu digging of thu subway has been
completed by the fiulshlug of the. loop
at tho llattery. With thu work of ex
cavation over and tho walls built, tho
InlorlHirough company will bo uhlu to
run its trains to tho southern end ot
thu lino on Manhattan Islau.d, Con
struction on thu loop, from which an
extension of thu system will puss under
thu rivur to Ilrooklyu, was frequently
Interrupted sinco it began In 1003 be
cause of thu flow of sea water.
Frost Damfsos German Vineyards
llerllu, Junu 1. Inquiries now com
pleted regarding the extent ot thu dam
ago caused by the recent cold weather
to thu vineyards of middle Rhino reg
ion sliow'surlous losses In thu best dis
tricts. Tho vineyards present 11 sorry
spectacle. Somo famous vineyards in.
locations like Johannesburg, Gulsou
helm, Erhacli and Hattonhultn suffered
particularly, and will hardly produce
anything llku an nvurngo crop, Rhino
Hessen also suffered eovuroly.
Castro Conciliates a Robol.
Now Yqrk, Junu 1, Genornl llonju
inlu Ilurruru, Liberal leader In tho'lato
ruvolutioii, has bion appointed, says a
Puuamu cable to thu Herald, military
chief of tho Venesuolun frontier, an.
Important and responsible position.