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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD BIVEB, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1904.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Iaued every Thursday by
S. P. BLVTHB SON, PubUther.
.8. F. BLYTHE. K. N. BLYTHE.
Tenru of iubscr(itlon 11.60 a rev when paid
ARRIVAL AND DETARTURE Or MAIS.
The pi utofflee is open dally between 8 a m.
i d 7 p. m ; Kunday rom 12 to lo'clock. Mail,
fi t the East clone at 12:) a. m. and 9 p. m; for
the Wen at 7:1U a. m. and 1:40 p.m.
The carrlera on R. F. D. route. No. 1 and No.
2 leave the poetoflice at 8:80 daily. Mail leaves
For Ml. Hood, daily at 12 :W in.; arrive,,
10:21' a. m.
For f'henoweth, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tuea
dava, Thursday, and Saturdays; arrival same
aaye at n p. m.
For t'nderwood. Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays and Haturdayt; arrive! tame
a ays at o p. m.
For White Salmon, Wash., daily at 2:45 p, m.;
arrives at u a. m.
For Hood River daily at a. m.; arrive, at
For Husum, Trout Lake and Guler, Wash.,
dally at 7:80 a. m.; arrives at 12 m.
For ulenwood, Gilmer and F'ulda, Wash.,
dally at 7: a. m.: arrives at i p. m.
For 1'tne.iit and Hnowden, Wash., at 11:30
a. m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; arrive, same
days, ):3Ua. m.
For Bin en, Wash., dally at 4 4S p. m.; ar
rives at 8:46 a m.
iK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
J PENDO. Meets His Second and Fourth
Fridays of the month. Visitor cordially wel
comed. F. U. Brosiu,, Couusellor.
Urn NtLLii Clark, Secretary.
RI)F.R 0P W A8HINQTON. Hood River
Union No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays In each month,
7 .) o'clock. E. U Rood, 1'realdenl.
C. U. Lukin, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets Ant and
third (Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Kati M. FsiDiaiCK, C. of H.
Miss Annis Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in K. of P. Hall every Wednesdav
M. M. Kushill, V. C.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meet,
on first and third Tuesday of each month
A. V. STAtKN.C. C.
WAI'COMA LODGE, No. so, K. of P., meets
in K of P. Hall every Tuesday night.
C. H. Jrnkims, C. C.
C. E. Uemman, K. of R. 6l 8.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. E. H.,
meets second and fourth Tuesday even
ings of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Thirksb Caktnkr, W. M.
Mug. Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
OOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 624. Women of
Woodcraft, meets at K. of P. Hall on the
first and third Fridays of each month.
lim.EN Norton, Guardian Neighbor.
Nklme Hollo will. Clerk.
CANBY TOST, No. lfi, G. A. R., meets at A.
U. U. VV. Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. in. All U. A. R.
members invited to meet with us.
II II Baii.ry, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No.' 16, meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O. L'.
W. Hall at 2 p. m.
Mrh. A li da Shokmakir, President.
Mrs. T.J. ci'nninu, Secretary.
EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, I. O. O. F.,
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. A. J. Gatchxll, C. P.
Bkkt Entrican, Scribe.
IDLKWfU) LODGE. No. 107, I. O. O. F., meets
in Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
J. R. Rms.N.G.
Bkrt Entrican, Secretary.
001) RINF.R CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.,
meets third F riday night of each month.
G. R. Casts er, H. P.
M. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foresters of
America, meets second and fourth Mon
days in each month in K. of P. Hall.
L. C. Haynis, C. R.
F. C. Brosius, Financial Secretary.
T Al'REL REBEKAH DEGREE
1- 87. 1. O. O. F.,
....... t a Hrmt -n1 tfclril L'.Mav.
In each month. Francis Mount, N. 1.
Thkrksr Cahtnbr, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER 1,0 DOM No. 105, A. F. and A.
M , meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. !. D. Thompson, W. M.
R. B. Havaoi, Secretary.
OLF.TA ASSEMBLY No. 108, United Artisans,
meets ftn-t and third Wednesdays, work ;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social: Arti
sans hall. F. C. Brosivs, M. A.
E. M. McCartv, Secretary.
R IVERSIDE LODGE No. 68, A. O. 0. W.,meeU
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Bradley. Financier.
W. B. SHUT!, W. M.
J. O. Haynkh, Recorder.
H. W. T. ROWLEY
PHYSICIAN', SURGEON, OCULIST
Office' and Iliarmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Main 361.
Will Practice in All CourU.
Office with Culbertson & Co.
HOOD RIVER OREGON
11. JENKINS, 1). M. D.
fili'lallst on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Oflic, 281; residence, M.
Ottlce over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
LJ L. DUMBLE,
FHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. H. F. Shaw.
1,11s promi'tlr answered In town or country.
lay or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611 ; Office, 613.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
J r. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, J81
SURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
OHS LELANO HENDERSON
ATTORSEY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, SO-
1ARY PUBLIC and RIAL
For 23 rear, a realdent of Dragon and Weah
Incton. Has had many years eiperienca la
Krai Estate man era, aa abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, benefaction guaranteed or
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned,
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' HIYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Tbone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.j t to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
JJUTLKB A CO.,
Do a general banking basin,
HOOD RIVER. OREGON
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED PROM ALL PARTS OF THE
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening, of the Past Week,
i Presented In Condensed Form, Moat
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers, '
Russia is found, technically, to have
fired the first shot of the war.
John Mitchell will come to Colorado
to conduct the miners strike.
The Lewis and Clark exposition bill
received a setback in the house.
It is estimated that the damage from
floods in Michigan will reach 15,000,
The Cunard Steamship company's re
port for 1903 shows a profit of $1,359,-
Admiral Makaroff is expected to as
sume the offensive at the first oppor
Foreigners believe martial law at
Nia Chwang will cause all save the
French to vacate.
The Servian government will remove
from office all who were implicated in
the assassination of the late king and
Many towns in Indiana along the
tributaries of the Ohio and Wabash
rivers are still suffering from the
The French textile workers' strike is
becoming serious and is liable to in
volve all of the large factories of the
Ten deaths are reported as a result
of the storms in Northwestern Arkan
sas. Colorado militia ha thrown three
miners and two business men in the
French deputies have passed the bill
to suppress teaching by religious
A report that the railway merger is
seeking refuge in Cuba is a surprise to
The Anglo-American league of Lon
don favors an American-British arbi
'I The flood situation in Michigan is
more hopeful, but 14,000 people are
still in distress.
An alliance between Russia and
Britain, through France as "an inter
mediary, is again broached.
The government has offered to ad
vance money to duuu an irrigation
dam for Wallowa County settlers.
The Vladivostok squadron is re
ported to have returned to the harbor
with a number of captured Japanese
vessels, among them a warship.
The captain of a Chinese junk arriv
ing at Wei Hai Wei reports seeing the
Russian and Japanese squadrons ap
proaching each other off Port Arthur
and believes a decisive battle has been
Mobilization of the Manchurian army
is now complete.
The South has just been visited by
the greatest storm Bince 1872.
General Kouropatkin has arrived at
Mukden and assumed command.
The sundry civil appropriation bill
will leave a good surplus for the year.
The senate committee has reported a
bill to punish assassins of presidents.
The house committee has completed )
its report on ti.e 1905 fair bill and
recommends ,475,000 be given for an
The Russian fleet at Port Arthur
made a trip out of the harbor to locate
the Japanese fleet, but could find no
trace of the enemy.
London is horrified by the deeds of a
modern Bluebeard. Eight women are
known to bear his name and two of
them were murdered.
Fire in Wall street caused much ex-
cit3tnent and for a time thieatened one
of the largest commercial centers in the
world with destruction.
Ruflsians are strongly fortifying the
country about Antung.
Japanese continue to rush forces from
Chinampo to Ping Yang
Floods following the gale in the vicin
ity of Chicago caused heavy property
China has been given, new assurances
that Russia will disarm the gunboat
Almost all of the Panama troops have
been disbanded. Only one battalion is
now under the color.
A report to the Corean government
shows that Russian troops began cross
ing into Core four day before Japan
made her first attack on Port Arthur.
Much property was destroyed and
several persons Injured In a tornado
sear Fort Smith, Ark.
United States Minister Dudley re
port that bubonic plague has broken
out in three porta in Peru.
Ronainr Hanford declare that the
railroad lobby is back of the move to
repeal the present land laws.
The dowager empress of China has
rejected the proposal of general to
make an open alliance with Japan.
filnr.U military is aemln deporting
BATTLE ON LAND.
Russians Move on Japanese Fort but are
St. Petersburg, March 31. General
Kouropatkin, in his first report to the
emperor from the scene of war, an
nounced that offensive land operations
had taken place against the Japanese
upon the sixth anniversary of the oc
cupation of Port Arthur by the Rus
sians. These operations took the form
of a cavalry attack yesterday by six
companies of Cossacks, led by General
Mishtchenko against four squadrons of
Japanese cavalry which the general be'
lieved to be beyond Chong Ju, but
which he found to be in occupation of
Despite a cross fire which General
Mishtchenko cleverly directed against
the enemy, he pays a tribute to the
tenacity arid bravery of the Japanese,
who only ceased to fire after the com
bat, which lasted for half an hour.
Before the Russians could follow up
their advantage, three Japanese squad
rons galloped toward the town. Two
of them succeeded in entering, while
the third was driven back in disorder,
men and horses falling.
the Ore maintained on the town was
so destructive that the Japanese were
unable to make an effectual return.
Further Japanese reinforcements ar
rived an hour later, and in view of the
superiority of the enemy, General
Mishtchenko determined to retire, do
ing so without embarrassment.
General Mishtchenko's Cossacks have
been endeavoring for some days to come
in contact with the Japanese patrols,
but the latter refused to combat.
The skirmish will have the effect of
encouraging tke Russians to retard as
much as possible the advance of the
TAKE FLAQ DOWN.
Russians Remove American Ensign From
Niu Chwang, March 31. As a result
of the proclamation of martial law at
this port the American flag which the
American correspondents had floating
over their messhouse was hauled down
today. They are very indignant over
the incident, and are expected to send
a protest to the United States embassy
at Pekin at what they term the "gross
indignity" placed upon them.
The Russan regulations are exceed
ingly strict and are designed, it is
openly stated, to compel all foreigners
with the exception of the French to
vacate the town.
A Frenchman named Krebutlar, an
employe of the Russo-Chinese bank,
s been appointed rrench consular
agent at Niu Chwang. He has hoisted
the French flag over the bank build
ings. It is considered probable that
this is the forerunner of a movement
to fly ye tricolor over all the Russian
government buildings at Niu Chwang.
The commerce of the port has been de
stroyed by the new rule. The general
opinion among the foreign residents is
that should Russia's action be permit
ted to stand by the powers without
protest, it will be tantamount to a com
plete surrender of all rights of foreign
ers throughout the whole of Manchuria,
and will be very costly to foreign capi
tal which is invested in numerous in
dustries throughout the province.
NONE KNOW SIZE OP ARMIES.
Correspondents' Versions of the
palgn In Cores Dlfter.
London, March 31. No Jaapnese re
port of the land operations in Corea
has yet been received here, and there
is much speculation as to the size of
the opposing armies, regarding which
there is no reliable information.
A correspondent at the Russian head-
quartets at Mukden telegraphs that ac
cording to reports received there about
10,000 Japanese have crossed the river
at Chin Changau and 5,000 have ad
vanced north from Chong Ju
The Chronicle's Shanghai corres
pondent asserts that practically the
whole Japanese army in Corea, consist
ing of 100,000 men, is concentrated at
Pak Chen and Anju, only small detach
ments being loft in Southern Corea to
A St. Petersburg special says that a
Russian division of 25,000 men from
Southern Ussuri is advancing in two
columns through Corea. He reports
that the Japanese are advancing north
from Gensan, and that their advance
guard is encamped at Chong Ping. It
is probable, however, that none of these
reports can be accepted as authentic.
Britain to Restrict Immigration.
London, March 31. The alien immi
grant bill was introduced in the house
of commons today and passed its first
reading without division. The bill fol
lows the recommendations of the re
port of the royal commission on alien
immigration, issued August 11 last,
that the immigration of certain classes
of immigrants into the United King
dom be subject to state control.' Home
Secretary Douglas, in introducing the
resolution, referred to the increase of
crime during the admission of a class
of aliens In this country.
Fl.wd Still Imperils City.
Saginaw, Mich., March 31. Flood
conditions in this city and vicinity to
night are not improved. All industrial
plants on the river are shut down, and
6,000 men or more are out of work.
The financial loss in this country will
probably reach 1750,000. Between
Saginaw and Bay City the ice on the
Saginaw river is over two feet deep in
places, and dynamite has had ilttle
effect in clearing the channel. Reports
tell of much suffering.
' Largs Machine Shop, Burned.
Pittsburg, March 31. The machine
hop of the Pittsburg Valve Foundry
A Construction company were destroyed
by fire tonight. Los . i probably
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
GRANT CATTLE ARB DVINO,
Heavy Snow Falling and Temperature
Drops to Zero.
John Day A snowfall of more than.
a foot occurred last week in the higher
valleys of this county. The Btorm is
quite general, but the fall is not so
great in the larger valleys. The tern
perature fell to 14 below zero at this
place. It is almost zero in the colder
sections. With very few exceptions
this is the coldest weather of the year
In some of the higher val
leys the sto-sk situation is decidedly
serious. JJt-ar vau-.ay stockmen are en
tirely out of feed. Although cattle are
generally strong, grave feais are enter
A disquieting rumcr has been grow
ing, started by messages over the tele
phone. In some places, herds being
moved to better feeding grounds, have
been overtaken by the storm and are
now strung along the public roads,
staggering and falling .dead. In one
instance the road supervisor found it
necessary to give orders to owners to
remove carcasses from the road'.
Stockmen are grimly whetting their
skinning knives, preparing to save the
hides. Only a speedy raise in the
temperature can save enormous losses.
Sheep and horses have not suffered
much loss yet.
BAKER QETTINO OUT OF DEBT.
Economy In Expenditures Brings War
rants Nearly to Par.
Baker City Baker county is fast get
ting out of debt. Four years ago the
bondecfand floating debt of the county
was over $250,000. County warrants
were way below par and the county
burden was increasing fast.
By practicing economy and calling1 s
halt on reckless expenditure, the float
ing debt has been almost wiped out.
At the present rate the entire indebted
ness will be discharged next year.
County warrants are now worth 90
cents on the dollar, which makes then!
practically as good as cash, because in
vestors do not care to handle them on
such a small margin.
Last week the indebtedness of the
county was reduced about $30,000 by
the payment to Union county of the
amount due on account of the "Pan
handle" annexation. A portion of
Union county, known as the "Panhan
dle" was annexed to Baker county by
the legislature four years ago. Baker
county had to pay Union county about
$40,000 in settlement of various claims.
All tafis debt has now been paid.
DISEASED HORSES TO BE SLAIN.
Domestic Animal Commission Orders
Slaughter In Umatilla.
Salem Six hundred horses, afflicted
ith contagious diseases, will be
killed in Morrow county in pursuance
an order made by the domestic ani-
commisBion. The horses are
owned by Indians living on the Uma
tilla reservation and are afflicted with
manee. The state board has made re
peated efforts in the last two or three
vears to induce government authorities
in Washington or at the reservation to
take steps to stamp out a disease that
threatens to spread to all parts of the
state. All efforts proving fruitless,
the board has at last determined to
take radical measures, and the state
veterinarian has been ordered to kill
tha riiooiiflpd animala and burv them.
The horses are declared to be valueless
because of their diseased condition.
Warner Settlers Prepare to Sue.
Salem J. L. Morrow and other set
tlers in Warner valley, Lake county,
are in Salem perfecting their papers
preparatory to bringing suit to regain,
if possible, the lands which were
awarded to the Warner Valley Stock
company by the department of the in
terior. The suit will be brought in
the federal courts and will raise the
question whether the lands were swamp
in character in 1860. The Warner
Valley Stock company holds under
deeds from the state, while the settlers
claim as homesteads.
Fallen Trees For the Fir.
Salem The heavy wind storm last
week is likely to increase the amount
of cordwood cut in this vicinity this
year. Timber enough to make many
thousand cords of wood was blown
down and the farmers will cut much of
the fallen timber into cordwood. A
thousand cords of fallen timber on
single farms has been reported in a
number of cases. So far as timber is
concerned, the wind was an advantage
Change Union County Scat.
La Grande A petition has been
filed with the county clerk by Recorder
William Miller, to be presented at the
next meeting of the county court, ask
ing the court to make the petition an
issue for the June election that the
county seat be removed from Union to
La Grande, its former site. This peti
tion wa signed by 2,570 of Union
QOOD ROADS FOR LANB.
Association Formed at Eugene U For
ward the Work.
Eugene A meeting was held at the
courthouse which was well attended
and had for its object a consolidation of
interests and eneriges in the direction
of road improvement in this viqinity.
About 150 interested citizens were pres
ent, and the meeting organized by the
selection of M. Svarverud chairman and
F. M. Wilkins secretary.
. Professor J. M. Hyde of the uni
versity, who has long made a study of
road engineering, made the first -ad
dress ou the Bubject and gave much
valuable information for consideration.
President Campbell also made a good
address, as did a number of other.
A committee on organization made
its report, and the Good Roads associa
tion of Lane county took tangible and
permanent form. A constitution was
adopted and 'a good membership se
cured at once.
It is the intention of this association
to take active steps toward the securing
of first-class highways in all parts of
(he 'ounty, and to work in the direc
tion of securing judicious and scientific
returns for the money annually ex
pended for road improvement. The as
sociation declared itself in support of
the Brownlow good roads bill now be
fore congress and will use its influence
in its behalf.
Tlmbermen Must Pay Taxes.
Astoria All the holders of large
timber tracts in Clatsop county, with
the exception of three, have paid their
taxes on the 1903 roll. Representa
tives of these three syndicates were
here and tendered the sheriff 60 per
cent of the tux, but the tender was re
fused, although the sheriff said he
would accept 50 per cent as a first pay
ment, as iB allowed by the state law.
The timber men now assert that they
will appeal to the county court for a
reduction, although the chances of
getting a rebate are small.
Fish Price Will Be the Same.
Astoria Judging from present indi
cations the opening , price of fish the
coming season will be the same as dur
ing the past few years 5 cents per
pound for those under 25 pounds and 6
cents for those weighing 25 pounds or
over. The cold storage men are now
endeavoring to reach an agreement
among themselves to increase the
weight limit of what are known as
"cold storage-" fish from 25 to 30
pounds, but with little success.
Wheat Walla Walla, 75c; blue
stem, 81c; valley, 81c.
Barley Feed, $23 per ton; rolled,
Flour Valley, $3.903.95 per bar
rel; hard wheat' straights, $4(34.20;
clears, $3.85(?4; hard wheat patents,
$4.404.C0; graham, $3. 60(33.90;
whole wheat, $3.654.05; rye flour,
Oats No. 1 white, $1.151.17);
gray, $1.101.12)t per cental.
Millstuffs Bran, $18319 per ton;
middlings, $24.50(326; shorts, $19
20; chop, $18; linseed, dairy food,
Hay Timothy, $15(818 per ton;
clover, $100 11; grain, $11 12;
Eggs Oregon ranch, 170.
Butter Sweet cream butter, 30c per
pound; fancy creamery, 25(?27)n'c;
choice creamery, 23024c; dairy and
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 28t'c;
sour cream, 26c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 12s'0
13c per pound; springs, small, 160
17c;' hens, 13014c; turkeys, live, 15(9
16c, dressed, 18020c; ducks, $89 per
dozen; geese, live, 8c.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12013c;
Young America, 14015c.
Vegetable Turnips, 80c per sack;
carrots, 80c; beets, $1; parsnips, $1;
cabbage, l'02c; lettuce, head, 250
40c per dozen ; parsley, 25c; tomatoes,
$202.25 per crate; cauliflower, 75cO
$1 per dozen; celery, 65380c; squash,
2c per pound; cucumbers, $1.7502.25
per dozen; asparagus, 8H011c; pea,
9c; rhubarb, 9c; beans, 10c; onions,
Yellow Danvers, $202.35 per ack.
Honey $303.60 per case.
Potatoes Fancy, 90cO$l per cental;
common, 60080c; new potatoes, SS'c
per pcund; sweet, oc per pound.
Fruits Apples, fancy Baldwin and
Spitzenberg, $1.600 2.50 per box;
choice, $1(1.50; cooking, 75c.
Hop iyt)3 crop, Z35Z5c per
Wool Valley, 17018c; Eastern Ore
gon, 12015c; mohair, 320 35c.
Beef Dressed, 607,S'c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 607c; lamb, 8c.
Veal Dressed, 708c.
Pork Dressed, 707Sc.
CAN DO BETTER.
Oregon Irrigation Method Art
the Average. .
Washington, March 30. The census
bureau today issued a preliminary re
port on irrigation in Oregon in 1902
It shows that the irrigation conditions
there were above the average. The
better methods of management and' a
more economical use of the ordinary
water supply are urged in order greatly
to increase the number of acres- that
may be brought under irrigation.
In 1902 the number of farms rerxirt
ed was 5,133, with an irrigated area of
439,981 acres, an increase since 1899 of
51,671 acres, or 13.3 per cent for the
three years. The per cent increase for
the 10 years from 1889 to 1899 was
In 1902 2,555 irrigating systems
were in operation, representing a total
construction cost of $2,089,609, an av
erage of $818 per system and $4.75 per
irrigated acre. The total length of
main canals and ditches was 3.553
miles, an average of 1.4 mile per sys
The aggregate number of acres irri
gated by the 2,417 systems receiving
water from streams was 428.925. be-
longing to '4,978 farms. The average
cost per acre was $4.81. The 114 sys
tem supplied with water from springs
irrigated 10,759 acres on 131 farms.
the average cost per acre being- $2.31.
Twenty-four well systems irrigated 292
acres, representing 24 farms, at an
average cost per acre of $16.25.
Tae stream systems cost, initially.
$2,062,188 fot 3,604 miles of main ca
nal and ditches and the necessary
dams and head gates. The first cost
of the spring systems was $22,895,
and the length of main ditthes was 49
miles. The construction of the well
systems was $4,536.
BATTLESHIP BADLY DAMA0ED.
Japanese Shells Struck the Czarevitch
In the Last Engagement.
London, March 30. No further news
has been received here regarding the
Port Arthur engagement, with the ex
ception that the Telegraph's Yinkow
correspondent says the Japanese bom
bardment badly damaged the forward
barbette of the Russian battleship
Czarevitch. The correspondent adds:
"According to a rumor, 65 Japanese
transports, escorted by four cruisers
approached Niu Chwang Saturday, and
then departed soutwhard. It is stated
that Viceroy Alexicff will return to
Europe in a few days."
The Post's Niu Chwang correspond
ent learns that the Japanese will not
land an expedition in the Lao river
valley after April 20, as their trans
ports are still engaged in conveying
troops to Corea.
The Standard's Tien Tsin correspond
ent says that in compliance with
Viceroy Alexieff's demand the Tartar
governor of Weng Fan has withdrawn
its troops to a distance 68 miles from
Mukden. He adds that the Russians
are now left in complete control of the
revenue and other departments.
CONSULS WITH NO JURISDICTION.
Russia Makes It Plain Martial Law Is to
Prevail at Niu Chwang.
Niu Chwang, March 30. The for
eign consuls had a conference with the
civil administrator today. The latter
informed them that the full intention
of Russia's order of yesterday was to
proclaim martial law and also annul
consular jurisdiction and that the same
was already annulled.
The British consul interpreted the or
der as not declaring martial law. The
other consuls were unable yesterday to
comprehend Russia's intentions.
The administrator agrees with the
consuls to suspend a rigid enforcement
of said order until the foreign govern
ments act in order to lessen the com
plications. The Americans here call attention to
the apparent defeat of American aims
regarding placing consuls in Manchuria
by the execution of Russia's order.
American and British flags were to
day removed by the Russian military
from the property of citizens of Ameri
can or British nationality.
Proclamation of Neutrality.
St. Petresburg, March 30. A proc
lamation issued by the Chinese gover
nor of Manchuria has been received
here. It directs that all Chinese in
Manchuria shall observe neutrality
and attend strictly to business and par
ticularly to refrain from damaging rail
road and telegraph lines. They also
are ordered to report any such attempt
immediately. General Tshitshagoff,
commanding the railroad guard in Man
churia, has forbidden people to carry
arm within a strip 60 versts wide,
which the railroad traverses.
Famine Eoilowa Tornado.
Hamburg, March SO. An export
house here has received a cable dis
patch from Reunion island, in the In
dian ocean, confirmming the announce
ment of the disaster caused by a tor
nado March 21 and 22. The island
was completely devastated and the cap
ital, St. Iannis, was destroyed.
Famine exist among the islanders.
The mgar cane, tobacco and coffee crops
are entirely destroyed. The damage is
estimated at $5,000,000.
Dowte Wss Intuiting.
Adelaide, Australia, March 30. In
consequence of a speech insulting King
Edward the government baa refused
the as of public bnildings to John
Alexander Dowie. The mayor of Ad
elaide wrote to Dowie telling him he
wa disgrace to the nationality.
JURY SAYS .SENATOR BURTON OF
KANSAS ACCEPTED BRIBE.
I Out Forty -One Hours - First Tim la
History of United States a Senator
Is Convicted ot Taking a Bribe Hs
Takes Verdict Calmly and Moves for
a New Trial.
St. Louis, March 30. For the first
time in the history of the United
States, a United States senator hat
been convicted of accepting a bribe.
He is Senator Joseph R. Burton, of
Kansas. After being out 41 hours, a
jury in the United States district court
today decided that the lawmaker ac
cepted compensation to protect the in j
terest of the Rialto Grain A Securi
ties company of St. louis before the
A motion for a new trial was im
mediately filed by counsel for the senat
or. Judg Adams thereupon ordered
that Senator Burton appear in court.
either in person or by proxy, at 10
o'clock from day to day until the court
has heard the argument for a new trial,
and if decided against him to fix his
For a time there threatened to be a
disagreement in the jury. The jury
was brought before Judge Adams, who
asked the cause of the delay. He was
told that 11 jurors had agrei, but the
twelfth stood alone. The court ad
monished the lone juror that the ex
pense of a new trial should not be in
curred because of him waiting to agree
with the majority of the jury. A pre
cedent was quoted, showing that the
majority of the jurors should decide
the case before them and a verdict be
rendered accoidingly. The jury was
then told to poll its vote once more.
Soon after the jury reported, bringing
a verdict, but Judge Adams foundjhat
the third count in the indictment had
not been considered, and again sent the
jury back to consider the case without
having announced the verdict returned.
The third time the jury entered the
courtroom the result of its delibera
tions was announced, and United
States Senator Burton stood convicted
on the charge brought against him in
CHALLENGES NEUTRAL POWERS.
Czar Places Niu Chwang Under Strict
Niu Chwang, March 30. The civil
administration late yesterday evening
notified all the foreign consuls and resi
dents of Viceroy Alexeiff 's order plac
ing the city .and port of Niu Chwang
under martial law, explaining that it
had been so ordered for the purpose of
safeguarding the commercial interests
of the port. Pending the publication
of the full text of Viceroy Alexieff's
order the following regulations are
ordered to be immediately operative:
First The entire territory of the
city and port, also all persons, with
out distinction of jurisdiction and na
tionality, resident in said territory,
are subjected to special regulations re
garding a Btate of war.
Second All travelers arriving by
sea and all cargoes entering port are to
be Inspected both by naval officers and
Third The importation of arms and
ammunition is forbidden.
Fourth The exportation of contra
band of war is forbidden.
Fifth Persons desiring to export
contraband goods are required to de
posit a sum equivalent to the value of
the cargo. This deposit is to serve aa
a guarantee that the cargo is not to be
forwarded from neutral ports either to
Japan or Corea.
Sixth The functions of the light
ship and harbor guides in the river
Liao are suspended.
Seventh Contraband of war is to
consist of such articles as are men
tioned in the decree issued by the czar
February 28 defining contraband of war.
In some quarters the order is re
garded as an apparent challenge to
neutral powers, especially to China, on
account of the appropriation of her
territory, and that it renders the
United States gunboat Helena and the
British cruiser Espiegle liable to an
order to leave port.
Attack Fraud Indictment.
San Francisco, March 30. The pre
liminary hearing of E. A. Hyde and
Henry Dimond, accused of obtaining
government lands by fraudulent means,
wa resumed today before United
States Commissioner Heacock. The
attorney for the defendant asked that
they be discharged on the ground that
the United States had not been de
frauded. They alleged that if a fraud
had been committed, it wa against the
states of Oregon and California and in
that case, the accused men were answer
able to those states.
' Plot Against Life of the Pops.
London, March 30 The London
Daily Chronicle asserts that a plot
against the life of Pope Pious X has
been discovered. Its Rome corres
pondent states that in consequence the
Vatican and its garden are closely
guarded by a selected force of Italian
police and soldiers. The Chronicle is
recognized as the chief Roman Catho
lic organ of Great Britain, and would
hardly publish a report of this charac
ter unless there was good foundation.
Mine Under a Fortress.
St. Petersburg, March 30. A report
from Vladivostok say that a mine ha
been discovered under the fortreea with
wires leading to a Chinese house in