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LOSS IS MILLIONS
LARGE BUSINESS PORTION OP TO
RONTO DESTROYED BY FIKE.
Damage Placed at 112,000,000 With
$H, 360,000 Ineurance-Clty Acta fur
Sufferers -All Public Buildings a
Placed at Their jDleposal-tlrectloa
f Temporary Structures Permitted.
Toronto, Ont., April 22. The total
limn by the (Ire which destroyed tho
wholesale district of Toronto last night
will, according to the moot conserva
tive estimate, roach f 12,000,000, the
toUt insurance $8,!lll0,000.
Tho area swept by the fire embrace
14 acres, and 8,000 to 10 000 persons
re thrown outol employment. The
work of tearing down the dangerous
wall waa continued until thin after
The city council this afternoon placed
all public building and the exhibition
yrounds at the disposal of the fire
uffcrers, amended the Are regulations
to allow the erection of temporary
etructtircs, and appointed a committee
to wait on the legislature and secure an
set ordering all wire under ground
The principal warehouses of the city
were reduced to ashes and nearly 250
fli ma were put flit of business. The
rea covered by the fire is three blocks
in length and varies from half a block
to two blocks in width. Every build
Ing on Day street, from Melinda street
southward to the waterfront, was wiped
out and the fire spread on Wellington
-and Front streets, along the waterfront
from this section and the Ksplamade
long the waterfront from this section
with Kay street for a boundary lor a
few hundred feet to a whole block.
From the time the fire started on the
north side of Wellington street, a short
distance east of Hay street, In the K. &
. Currle manufacturing plant, till it
burned Itself out at daybreak, there
was not a moment when a shift of the
wind to the northward would not have
resulted In the destruction of the great
r iatt of the city.
At a meeting of the Toronto legisla
ture tonight, the premier and the
leader of the opposition expressed
ympathy with the fire sufferers, and it
waa decided to place a mm ol money In
the supplemental y estimates for the
tieneflt of the firemen's fund.
It is pro!able that the prorogation of
the legislature, will be Indefinitely de
laved because of the Are. The burning
ol the Warwick brothers and Rutter
Imilding delays the government print
ing for this year.
The total number of buildings des
troyed is 122; the number of Aims
fleeted is 222.
MB WOULD qUIT
Viceroy Alcxkff Aska the Cxar to Re
8t Petersburg, April 21. Viceroy
Alexieff has applied by telegraph to the
emperor to be relieved of his position
of viceroy of the Far Kant. It is ex-
pectcd that the request will be imme
diately granted. While no official an
nouncement has yet been made, there
is every reason to believe that the fore
going statement is correct. The im
mediate cause of the viceroy's applica
tion Is reported to be the appointment
of Vice Admiral Hkrydloff, one of Ad
miral A lex left's strongest enemies and
sharpest critic, as successor to the late
Vice Admiral Ma tar off In command of
the Russian navy In the Far Kant.
The relieving from command of Vice
roy Alexieff would not surprise intelli
gent observers of the Far F.astern situ
ation, who are familiar with the gradu
al change in the emperor s attitude to
ward Uie viceroy and M. Betobraoff,
whe represented the military advanc
ing element, which was anxious that
Russia should remain in Manchuria
It was these two men that the Anglo-
Japanere entente first lost it friends,
They believed Great Britain would not
go to war and that Japan could not
do ao. To the indignation of Japan,
they succeeded in turning the policy of
the empire from carrying out the treaty
for the entire evacuation of Manchuria,
pending further demands on China.
GIVES RUSH ORDERS
CZAR WANTS BATTLESHIPS TO
FLEET JULY IS.
DIQ LOSS BY FIRE.
Naval Strength la Far East Demands Increase-
Port Arthur May Be Cat Off
Superiority of Japanese oa Water
dives Tbens Excellent Opportunity to
Operate oa Land.
Tarls, April 20. "The emperor, in
receiving a visit from High Admiral
Duke Alexia today," says the Ht. Pet
ersburg correspondent of the Kcho de
Paris, "informed him that be desired
the lialtic fleet to be ready to atari ry
July 15. Orders accordingly have been
sent to Cronstadt to hasten the prepar
ation of its fleet for aailing on the date
mentioned under Rear Admiral Kojest-
venski, unless another admiral, of
whom there has been much talk shall
"Vice Admiral DoubassofI declined
the command of the Black sea fleet.
It is probable that Admiral Chukin,
director of the naval academy, will be
MAY CUT OFF PORT ARTHUR.
Over $10,000,000 Worth of Property
Destroyed at Toronto.
Toronto, Ont., April 21. Fire swe
through a section of Toronto's whole
sale business district tonight, causing a
loss which will probably reach $10,-
000,000. The fire started in a factory
in Wellington street about 9 o'clock.
In less than an hour the flames had
spread from building to building on
both sides of the street until the
whole block was a mass of flames, and
the fire was utterly beyond the control
of the local department. Appeals were
sent to every surrounding city where
fire apparatus could be obtained asking
for assistance. Montreal, . London,
Hamilton and Buffalo at once respond
ed, but it will be hours before they
can lie of assistance.
It was believed at 11 o'clock that the
fire was under control, but a sudden
shift in the wind again fanned the
flames into a roar and clouds of sparks
and burning brands were carried down
side street until three entire blocks
were doomed. The firemen were mak
ing a gallant fight amid the falling
buildings and a mass of tangled wires,
but their efforts at midnight seemed to
Superiorlty'of Fleet Olves tho Japanese
an Excellent Opportunity.
fit. Petersburg, April 20. St. Peters
burg is flooded with rumors from all
directions regaiding the plans of the
Japanese, now that the Rassian fleet at
Port Arthur is unable longer to menace
I their troop transports.
t i TIia Awiwfatiui Preae in a rliiinafrrt
from Tort Arthur gave 20 as tue num
ber of Japanese transports reported as
having been seen steaming in the direc
tion of Yinkow, the seaport of Niu
Chwang. Officials of the general staff,
while having no information in this re
snect, would not be surprised if the
number should turn out to be correct,
or even that a larger number is steam
Vice Admiral Togo s immense super
iority enables him to hold the Russian
squadron in Port Arthur and Japanese
transports, therefore, can safely pass
through the straits of Pechui and
attempt to land at the bead of the Liao
Tung gulf, nnder the guns of the war
ships, as did General (Shatter's army at
Diaquiri, Cuba. Should this succeed
the Japanese will be in an excellent
position to execute a flank movement
on Liao Yang, or cut off Port Arthur.
CONDITIONS IN PORTO RICO.
RUSSIA IN NEED OP MONEY.
President . Theodore Roooe.ell
Secretary of Hute .. .w. R.
Secretary of Triir7....... I.ymsn J. Ours
Secretary of Interior E. A. Hltcncncs
Secretary of War. K. R. Root
hnr of Nr.... .John D. Ini
Poetneler-lenerel.......Ctierls Km or; Smith
Altorney-tieneral John W.flrlsmi
Secretary of Arl-nltnr. ... Jinin Wilson
Com beneral Lend 0(tic.....Binf r Hermes
- ' wim.m
""""" . .Thomas H. Tonsoe
Internal Revenue Collector......... l. M. Iiunns
in.ri"i , r- b. Bellinger
Circuit iodKe.. ,w B. Gilbert
til.trtft Aii,n.T j, h. Hell
V. a. Marshall W. Jr. Mathews
United Statee Vmmd Onleere.
Tx palues, oanxm.
JT P. Laces
LA OSAIIDB. 03BSO.
, K. W. Bartlett
,,,,,,, J O. Swackhelmer
Issue of 1200.000.000 Fire Per Cent
Bonds Will Soon Bo Made.
London, April 20. Reports are again
in circulation here of Russia's need to
raise money. When the war broke oat
the gold held abroad by the Bank of
Russia amounted to $87,500,000. Of
this amount 150,000,000 baa been ex-
.11 I m e
penaeu ana xnereiore, according to state Federal Officials
these reports, it would soon be neces- Senator. J H
sary 10 nave recourse to the gold held
in the treasury. According to a tele
gram from Brussels printed this morn
ing the outcome of the ways and means
conference at St. Petersburg will be the
issue of (200,000,000 in 5 percent
treasury bonds in Paris, Brussels and
Vice Admiral Togo's report is ac
cepted here as fully explaining the mys
tery of the destruction of the battleship
Petropavlovsk and the newepapers pay
warm tribute to the daring and skill
displayed by the Japanese, contrasting
these with the apparent lack of fore
sight and rigilence on the part of the
Russians. War correspondents arriv
ing at Ping Yang report that the roads
are in terrible condition, but that the
Japanese troops in marching display
The Daily Mail's Ping Yang corres
pondent says that the food supplies are
being pushed forth on a gigantic scale.
AH the preparations prove that the
Japanese are in readiness to sustain a
prolonged campaign. The corres
pondent describes the irresistible cour
age shown by the Japanese in the fight
ing at Chingju, charging recklessly up
hill in the face of superior numbres.
The Daily Chronicle's correspondent
at Shan Hal Kwan gives a report that a
Japanese fleet of 26 vessels has been
seen escorting 100 transports north of
State of Orefan.
Geo. E. Chamber! ln
Secretary of State.. ...J. 1. Dunbar
Treasurer C. 8. Moore
Attorney-General A. M. Crawford
Bum. ef Public IniUuctloo..J. H. Acserman
Fritter , J. B. Whltnei
B B. Been
... ..P. A. Moore
C. K. Wolrerton
Clerk Board School Land Communion
Game Warden .......Alpha Qntmby
Pisa Commissioner P. C. Held, Astoria
Veterinary Burgoon.. .Wm, McLean. Portland
Sixth Judicial District.
Circuit Jodie W. R. Ellis
Prosecuting Attorney T. G. Hailey
To and from all
SHORT LI KB)
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WILL CAUSE DEBATE.
Morrow County Officiate.
Joint Senator.....,. ... Walter Pierce
kepreMntatlTe.. G. W. Phelps
County JudKe...........A.. Bartholomew
County CommUsloner. Izyl l
County Clerk ..............Vawter Crawford
County Sheriff . . E. M. Bhutt
Countr Treasurer. M. Llchtvnthal
County , i w L. Baling
County BurreTor -. J. Kelthly
County School superintendentJay w. Shipley
uounty """ i Kutner
Stock iMpsctor B. C. Kirk
FOR RAILROAD TO ALASKA,
IKKIQATION WORKS FOR IDAHO.
Oovernment Decides to Take In the Pay
ette Valley Project.
Washington, April 22. The govern
tnent has Anally decided to take up the
Tayette irrigation project, in Idaho,
-which contemplates the reclamation of
140,000 acres of land in Boise and Pay
tte valleys, by diverting the waters of
Boise river. Examinations of this pro
ject have been under way for several
years, and the department Is now con
vinced the project is leasable and can
le carried out at a reasonable cost.
During the coming summer, final
urveys will be made for canals and
other works, and it is expected that
contracts for the construction can be
prepared and let by the end of the
The board of consulting engineers
'will consist of II. N. Havago, J. II
Ouinton and W. H. Panders which will
oon examine the Umatilla and Mai
lienr irrigation projects in Knstern Ore
iron to determine which of the two is
the better adapted for government con
fctruction. The report of this board is
likely to lead to the formal adoption of
one or the other of these projects.
Victoria Endorsee Project Which
Take Trade From Seattle.
Victoria, B. C, April 20. John
Cain, of Port Angeles, Wash., ad
dressed a crowded meeting here last
night on the proposed scheme to build
a railroad from the south to' the north
end of Vancouver island, connecting
ith the Port Angeles line by ferry
across the btraits of Fuca and with
AlaNka at the north end by swift ferry
steamers. He guaranteed to start
building within 60 days after the sub
sidy is settled and complete it within
The proponed line will cost 9,000,
000. The subsidy asked for is 6,000
acres per mile and $10,000 per mile, 3
per cent inscrlDeu stock of the pro
vince, redeemable in 40 years. The
meeting endorsed the project and de
cided to appeal to the provincial gov
eminent to take immediate action
The scheme is designed to capture the
AlaNka trade from the I ngot sound
cities and San Francisco.
Blizzard Rages la St. Louis.
Ft. Imis, April 22. A severe storm
raged here today, at t mes assuming
the proportions of a blinr.ard. The
ettorm began with a sleet stotm, fol
lowed by a fall of 20 degrees of tern
IHratuie. following there wasasnow
all of Ave inches. Htreet trallic was
impeded and trains were late. The
now prevented the games bctwetn the
Ht. I. on is and Chicago national league
teams, and Bt. Louis and Cleveland
American league teams, scheduled for
today. Five to seven inches of snow fell
within radius of 150 miles of Ht. Louis
Favors Offensive Tactics.
Tsris, April 21. The Figaro today
publishes an interview with Vice Ad
miral BkrydlofT, wno is now in St. Pet
ersburg. The admiral is qnuted as say
ing: "I believe in offensive tactics.
It is necessary to push ahead and take
the initiative instead of letting the en
emy keep us in a state of unrest. It is
essential to keep him in a state of tin
rest. It is necessary to invite a com
bat, and take chances Any combatant
who awaits his enemy is practically at
bis enemy s mercy. But agrgessive
ness does not mean imprudence." '
Qovernor Hunt Reports America m Rap
idly Qalnlng Trade. -
New York, April 20. Governor
Hunt, of Porto Rico, arrived here today
on the steamer Ponce from Ban Juan.
He will remain in the. United Btatea
about two weeks. Governor Hunt says
he had not heard of his appointment
of judge of the United States district of I
Montana and Wyoming, and would say
nothing about his intention in regard
to the appointment. He will spend
considerable time in Washington in
connection with oflicial duties and
eventually will return to Porto Rico at
the end of two weeks. Speaking of
conditions on the island Governor Hunt
'Just at present a strong effort is
being made to promote a market in the
United States for Porto Rico by prepar
ing for an extensive exhibit at St.
Louis. Coffee will be the feature of
the island's exhibit because fruits and
cotton will be also displayed. Ameri
cans are planting oranges quite exten
sively. The groves are growing well.
Cotton bids fair to be very profitable.
Coffee crop will be about normal this
year for the first time since the hur
ricane, and if a slightly higher price
can be had for the crop planters would
be able to relieve their estates of part
of their old mortgage debts and will be
"It is probable that the export will
exceed the value of import by a million
dollars. Trade with the United States
increases rapidly and will continue to
grow as the sugar, fruit and cotton are
being grown." -
IU Will Come Up Before the
. Senate This Week.
Washington, April 20. There will
be an effort to keep appropriation bills
to the front all the time during the
present week in the senate, and to this
end the sundry civil bill will be taken
up first. When it is disposed of the
pension appropriation bill will be pre
sented, and it is hoped that the bill
will in turn be immediately followed
by the general deficiency bill. The
senate leaders are apprehensive of the
effect of the consideration of various
bills on the calendar, and aie exercis
ing their ingenuity to keep them in the
There are some features of the sun-1
dry civil bill which will cause discus
sion, ana it is Deuevea it will occupy
I two days. The pension bill usually
, goes mrougn witnout ceoaie, oui u is
probable there will be quite a little dis
cussion on the pending bill.
If opportunity is offered, Senator
Hansbrough will endeavor to obtain
consideration of the Indian agreement
i bills. Senator Fairbanks also stands
ready to seize the firBt chance that offers
to press his bill for a new executive
building in Washington.
ft ec order
Beppaer Tews Onleere.
J. i. Roberts
.... .Geo. Koble
E. W. Hhea
,0. E. Farnsworth
-.J. P. Williams
T.nrr a, ,, T. W.BriKga
Marshal J.0 Owdane
Beppaer Schoal District.
Dlrectors-T. J. Matlock, E. H. Bhntt, i.
Bager. Clerk U W. Briggs.
Proetnet O IB ears.
Justice ef the P" J P. Williams
Constable , , .. a B. Uatt
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waukee & St Paul Railway, known all
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running the "Fumeer Ltmtfed ' trains
every day and night between St. Pan!
and Chicago, and Omaha and Chicago,
'The only perfect trains in the world."
Understand : Connections are made with
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passengers the best service known.
Luxurious coaches, electric lights, steam
heat, of a verity equaled by no other
See that your ticket reads via "The,
Milwaukee" when going to any point is
the United States or Canada. All ticket
agents sell them.
Oflee, Opposite First National Bank. Beppnee.
Flew the British Flag.
Paris, April 22. A dispatch to the
Tempi from St Petersburg says the Rus-
ian fleet, while making a reconnaia
eiance just previous to the last attempt
to blockade the entrance to the harbor
t Port Arthur, sighted four ships off
the Maio Tao islands flying the British
flag. After the warships and the forts
liad sunk the vessels used by the Japan
m, the Russians identified the sunken
bulks as the same British ships previ
ously seen off the islsnds.
Tralnrobhers Oct f 80,100.
Tiflls, April 22. A train cn the
Trans-Caucasian railway waa held up
between Novosenakai and Abasha by
four armed men, who entered the mail
car and, after binding the officials,
escaped with registered letters and val
uables worth 100,000.
Pacific Squadron Sells prom Panama.
Washington, April 21. The flagship
New York and the cruisers Marblchend
and Bennington, of the Pacific squad'
ron, commanded by Rear Admiral
Glass! have started from Panama
their cruise to the Aleutian islands by
the way of Honolulu. They first will
proceed up the coast to Acapulco,
whence they will sail to the Hawaiian
islands, a distance of about 3,300 miles,
The next run will be from Honolulu
to Unalaska, in the Aleutian group,
distance of about 2,000 miles.
America May Step In.
Santo Domingo, April 20. United
States Minister Towell informed the
minister of foreign affairs today that in
the event of any foreign power attempt
ing to force a settlement of the claims
of its citizens, thus excluding the
claims of other nationalities, he would,
in the name of his government, take
immediate charge of all the custom
houses of the government, place in each
a military guard, and protect the same
in the interest of the United States
creditors, basing his Action upon the
recent decision of The Hague tribunal.
Resembles Water Flea and Works at
Edge el Water.
Hoquiam, Wash., April 20. Com
missioner it,. Davis recently went to
Westport and' made an examination of
the Westport wharf. He finds the en
tire piling o( the wharf practically des
troyed by a small bug resembling a
water flea. The piling was put in
but five years ago and now is ruined
and will be replaced for safety.
Mr. Davis found the bug hard at
work. He cuts off the piles at low
water mark, so that 18-inch piling is
found to be within a few inches of be
ing entirely cut off. Cedar, which
usually is proof against insects, has no
terror for the bug, and he cuts this I
faster than fir. I
If well driven piling is to last but'
five years, it means some method must
Vxn .wl 4l.am A. . An.11M. I
pense is certain. The insect is known
to scientists as the liminolae, and is
said to be very destructive to wood of
this kind. An effort will be made to
find a remedy for the pest.
Russia Only Protecting Herself.
St. Peteisburg, April 21. The for
eign ollice explains that the notice
served by Russia regarding newspaper
correspondents employing wireless tele
graphy is a natural measure of self pro
tection against possible communica
tion with the enemy. It would be pos
sible from land or sea for correspond
ents using wireless telegraphy to com
municate with the enemy. If an ao.
tual case should arise, however, it will
be judged on its merits.
Denies She Has a Submarine Boat.
London, April 21. Captain Kahachl
the new Japanese attache, who has ar
rived in London from Japan, denies
positively that there are any sub
marine vessels in the Japanese navy.
Japanese Army Pays as It does.
Seoul, April 20. A dispatch from
Ping Yang, under yesterday's date, re
ceived here at 7 o'clock this morning,
says the country in the wake of the
Japanese army is resuming its normal
condition. The majority of the in
habitants left their homes before the
troops arrived, but are now returning
They have learned that the Japanese
soldiers treat the people well, paying
for their supplies, and are under
Influx of Chinese.
Victoria, B. C, April 20. One hun
dred and twelve Chinese are coming on
the Canadian Pacific steamer Empress
of China for this port, according to
special cable dispatches to the head
quarters of the company. As each
Chinese has to pay (500 head tax, the
officials here are puzzled to know what
it means. It is surmised that the Em
press' crew of Chinese may be wanted
ashore, but the officials have no reason
for such a step.
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V. S. Commissioner. Homestead filings and all
final proofs made.
Office one door east P. O, Borg's Jewelry Store.
Outlook for Alaska Poor. .
Washington, April 20. The delega
tion of influential Alaskans which has
been in Washington all winter working
in behalf of legislation is still hopeful
that something will be done, but its
hopes are growing less strong each day.
The delegation Baid today that the leg
islation sought was of the utmost im
portance and necessity to Alaska, and if
nothing Is done at ti if session it will
probably be two years before the terri-
tory will be able to get anything into
law owing to the fact that the next ses
sion of congress will be short.
Offlee In Palace Hotel, Heppner, Oregon.
SHAVING SS CKNTS.
flue Bath Rooms In connection.
Shop two door north ot Palace Hotel,
Russian Victory Is Denied.
St. Petersburg, April 20. The mili
tary general staff discredits the story
that the Russians attacked 12,000 Jap
anese troops at the moment of landing
at Yogampho and drove them back to
their ships. No affair o( that sort has
been reported by General Kouropatkin.
It is reported that Viceroy Alexieff has
received formal orders that the fleet
must not leave Port Arthur before the
arrival of the new commander, Admiral
Japanese Ship Reported Sunk.
St. Petersburg, April 20. A dis
patch from Port Arthur says several eye
witnesses assert that a Japanese cruiser
waa lost outside Port Arthur during the
last bombardment by striking one of its
owa floating mines.
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