iX n v i Ay J "IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT." HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1904. t.i 'in, ,n aq VOL. XV. HCOD RIVER GLACIER Issued every Thursday by 8. P. BLYTHB SON, PubHahere. B. F. BLYTHE. E.N. BLYTHE. Terme of subscription ll.M year when paid. m advance. ARRIVAL ADD DEfARTURE OF BAILS. ' HOOD RIVER. The pcetoftlce la open dally between lam. at d 7 p. m.; Sunday mm 12 to 1 o'clock. Mailt I. r the East close at 12:'J0 a. n. and t p. mi lor the Weat at7:lua. m. andl:40p.m. The carrier, on R. V. U. routes No. I and No. J leave toe poetoHlee at 8:80 daily. Mail learn For Mt. Hood, dally at U:UU m.i arnvee, 10:211 a. m. For Chenoweth, Wah., at 7:80 a. m. Tuea dave, Thursdays end baturdaya; arrival aame daya at 6 p. m. For Underwood, Waah.. at 7:80 a. m. Toee daya, Thursday! and baturdaya; arrlvea aame daya at 8 p. m. . For While Salmon, Waah., dally at 2:46 p, m.; arrlvea at 11 a. m. WHITE SALMON. For Hood River daily at a. m.i arrive! at 4:46p.m, ForHusum, Trent Lake and Guler, Waah., daily at 7;H0a. m.i arrlvea at 111 m. For Olenwood, oilmer and Fulde, Waah., dally at 1 :80 a. in. : arrive, at 8 p. m. ForPinettat and Hnowden, Waah., at 11:80 a. m. Tuesday! and Baturdaya; arrlvea aame daya, 10:80 a. ro. For Bin. en, Waah., dally at 4:18 p. m.; ar rlvea at 8.-46 a. m. 80CISETIKS. AK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OR U PENUO. Meeta the Second and Fourth Frldava of the month. Visitor! cordially wel comed. F. U. Brouui, Counsellor. Mine Njelli Cum, Becretary. RDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River. J Union No. 142. meeta in Odd Fellowa' hall aecond and lourth baturdaya in each month, 7 :8U o'clock. K. L. Rood, President. 0. U. Daiin, Secretary. vrnon htvkr. ('AMP. No. 7.702. M. W. A.. il meeta in K. of P. Hall every Wedneaday night C.U. M. M. Ruaaiix, V. C. Dakik, Clerk. HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 770, w. O. w., meeta on first and third Tuesday of each month In Odd Fallow Hall. A. C. Btatkn, C. U. F. H. Blago, Clerk. WAUCOMA LOIKiE, No. 80, K. of P., meets in K. of P. Hall every Tuesday night. In K. of P. Hall ever' C. H. Jimkinb, 0. C. C. E. HUM an, K. of R. & 8. TJOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. E.8. A A meeta second and fourth luesday even- inaaoreach month. Visitor! cordially wel comed. Thbkbsk Cartnkh, W. M. Mas. Maey B. Davidson, becretary. trnnn river CIRCLE. No. 624, Women ot ll U'nndrraft. meeta at K. of P. Hall on the first and third Fridays of each month. Hklen Norton, Guardian Neighbor. Nellie Hollowell, Clerk. CAN BY I'OST, No. 16, G. A. R., meeta at A. O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth baturdaya of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. H. member. Invited to meet with us. H. H. Railey, Commander. T. J. Cumnwo, Adjutant. CANBY W. R. C, No. 16, meeta aecond and fourth Saturday! ol each month in A. O. U. W. Hall at2 p. m. Mrs. Alida Shoemakib, President. Mrs. T. J. Cunninu, Secretary. EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. , I. O. O. F., Regular meeting aecond and fourth Mon days of ea.-n mouth. A. J. Uatcuell, C. P. Bert Emtricam, Bcrlbe. j TDLEWILD IX)PGE, No. 107, I. O. O. F.. meeta i in Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night. J. R. Kais, N. U. Bert EntbicaK, Secretary. HOOD RINKR CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M., meet! third Friday night of each month. O. R. Castneb, H. P. D. McDonald, Secretary. COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foreitera ol America, meeta aecond and fourth Mon daya in each month in K. of P. Hall. L: C. Haynes, C. R. F. C. Brobius, Financial Secretary. LAUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No. 87, 1. O. O. F., meet! Hrst and third Fridays In month. Francib Morse, N. G. Thebehe Cabthir, Secretary. HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A. M., meeta Saturday evening on or before each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M. R. B. Savage, Secretary. OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 108, United Artisan!, meets first and third Wednendaye. work; aecond and fourth Wednesdays, aoclal; Artl aam hall. D. McDonald, M. A. K. M. McCartv, Secretary. niVERSIDE LODGE No. 69, A. O. U. W., meets IV first and third Baturdaya of each month. E. R. Bradley. Financier. W. B. Shute, W. M J. O. Haynes, Recorder. RIVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon or, A. O. U. W, meet! first and thlrdSatur daya at 8 p. m. Mrs. Sarah Bbadley, 0. of H. MiaeCoRA Copple. Recorder. Mrs. Lucretia r rather, Financier )B. W. T. ROWLEY PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST Office and Pharmacy, Hood River Heights. Phone, Main 961, J M. HARTWIG LAWYER Will Practice in All Courts. Office with Culbertson & Co. HOOD RIVER OREGON Q H. JENKINS, D. M. D. DENTIST. Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work Telephonea: Office, 281; reaidence, 94. Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon H, L. DUMBLE, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw. Calls promptly answered In town or country. Telephonea: Residence, 611; Office, 618. Office over Reed'a Grocery. j F. WATT, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Telephonea: Office, 281 ; raildence, 288. SURGEON O. R. A N. CO. J 0HN LELAND HENDERSON ATTORNKY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, 0 1ARY PUHLIC and REAL ESTATE AGENT. For JJ yean a resident of Oregon and Wash ington. Haa had many yean experience In Kel EiUte matter!, aa abstractor, aearcher of tlUei and agent Satisfaction guaranteed or no charge. A. JAYNE. LAWYER. Abstract Famished. Money Loaned. Hood River, Oregon. p C. BROSiUS, M. D. " PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Tbone Central, or 121. Office Hoar: 10 to 11 A. M.; J to and 6 to 7 P. M. gUTLER 4 CO., BANKERS. Do a general banking busine OREGON EVENTS OF THE DAY OATHEREO FROM ALL PARTS OP THB TWO HEMISPHERES. Cornpreheiulve Review of the Import ant Happening at the Pact Week, Presented la Condensed Form, Moat Likely to Prove) Interesting to Our Many Reader. Pope Pius ii again reported ill. Russians have won two small land engagements. A yonng anarchist attempted to as sassinate Premier Maura, of Spain, at Barcelona. A work train on the Canadian Pacific was struck by a land slide near Winne- peg and a number of men killed. Cardinal Satolli, with the permission of the pope, is coming to the United States. He has no mission and is to make the lour as private citizen. The bouse committee on naval affairs has reported favorably the bill author izing the presiden, at bis discretion, to reinstate cadets suspended for haz ing. The secretary of the interior has is sued permits for grazing 87,815 sheep in the northern division and 100,000 sheep in the southern division of the Cascade forest reserve during the com ing summer. A bill has been introduced in the senate authorizing the secretary of war to purchase the original manuscript copy of the order book of General Arth ur St. Cliai, who was governor of the Northwest territory and commander of its military forces during the adminis trations of Presidents Washington and Adams. The agitation in Spain over France's acquiring a firm hold on Morocco does not cause anxiety in trance, as it is believed the irritation will subside without straining the relation between the two countries. Russia is short of men for her fleets. Spain is very bitter because of the Anglo-French treaty. Easter services in Russia are much more impressive than usual this year. Hobson, the hero of the Merrimac, was defeated for congress in Alabama. Ice lams in the St. Lawrence river are flooding many house in Montreal subuibs. Russia has demanded that Japanese instructors with the Chinese army be dismissed. The DasBat-e of the Yalu by the Jap anese will not be strongly opposed by the Russians. President Pro Tem Frye, of the sen ate, and Speaker Cannon, of the house, have signed the 1905 fair bill. Colorado militia officers, adjudged in contempt of court for action In the strike, declare they will defy the judge. A battleground has been picked out by the Russians in the interior of Man churia, were they propose to slaughter the Japanese. Queen Alexandra's persistent urging makes Britain ready to deal with Rus sia. Burke Cockran, of New York, says the house is losing caste and bids it wake up. Exiled Colorado miners say they were subjected to most cruel treatment by the militia. The port of Portland drydock is in Dneition and in a few days the first vessel can enter. A leading dignitary in the Church of England holds that the old testament is a pack of lies. That annate has Dassed the 1905 fair bill in the same form as it came from rhV- house and the measure is now ready for the president's signature, A favorable reoort has been made to the house on Representative Jones' bill opening the sui plus lands of the Yaki ma Indian reservation to seiuenieui. The Anglo-French colonial treaty has been signed in London. Ex-Oueen Isabella, of Spain, grand mother of Alphonso, Is dead. Three persons were killed and nine injured in a tornado in Texas. MakaroR has engaged the Japanese fleet off Port Arthur.' No details are obtainable. The University of Washington de feated the Unitersity of Oregon In de- bate at Seattle. Japan has almost completed arrange ments for landing tioops in the vicin ity of Port Arthur. A military expert, in reviewing the war situation, says Japan is greatly strengthening her hand by delaying a general attack. , Nearly $2,000,000 is now available for the Lewis and Clark fair. Many states have provided exhibits and oth ers will. According to the census bureau but 22 states now have less than a mrllion Inhabitant and 14 exceed two millions. Denorted Colorado miners returned to Tellnride, but were met by the mi litia and made to go again. The Japanese have crossed the Yalu and occupy several Important posi tions. Xouropatkin haa now massed the force he desired before beginning active operations. COLON RUNS O.N REEF. Pacific Mall Liner Wrecked est Salvador Coast Paiaegrs Saved. San Francisco, April 14. The Merchants' Exchange has received a cablegram stating that the Pacific Mail steamship company's steamer Colon, which left this city March 22 for Pan ama, with a number of passengers and a cargo of general merchandise to Mexi can and Central American points, has been wrecked. The Colon is reported to have struck on a rock at Punta Remedios, causing injuries whicb made it necessary to beach her at Acajutla. There was a big list of passengers when the vessel went out of this, har bor, but most of them were bound for ports north of Acajutla. The vessel left Acajutla yesterday afternoon bound south for Panama, and she had only sone about 15 miles when she hit on the rock. The reef where she struck is considered one of the most dangerous along the Central American coast, and many vessels have found graves on it. According to seafaring men who know the reef, the steamer was fortunate in getting afloat after striking and getting back to the harbor at Acajutla. QREAT FORCE MASSED ON YALU. Russians Strongly Fortify a Town la Manchuria to Oppose Japanese. Seoul, April 14. Japanese advices from Northern Corea state that the Russians have strongly fortified Chiu Tien Cheng, a walled, town on the Manchurian side of the Yalu river, about ten miles north of Antung. It is estimated that there are 20,000 Rus sians of all arms at Antung ready to oppose the Japanese crossing. Webb Hayes has returned here frofn a journey to Anju, thence io the Amer ican mines at Unsan, and thence north to the Yalu river. He reports that he received hospital and medical treat ment from the Japanese, and he com pliments the equipment of the Japanese field foices, the effectiveness of their pontoon bridge at Anju and their trans port organization. PRESIDENT WAITS ON KNOX. With the Cabinet He Again Does Over Chinese Exclusion Matter. Washington, April 14. Chinese ex clusion and the probable necessity for legislative or executive action, in view of the denunciation by China of the ex isting treaty, was again today the prin cipal topic of discussion at the meeting of the cabinet. The president and his radvisers considered the subject in all its Dhases. but reached no definite con clusion, chiefly perhaps because Attor ney General Knox has not been able yet to prepare his opinion as to the legal status of the matter. As soon as the attorney general shall have decided whether, in his opinion; existing leg islation relative to the exclusion ol Chi nese will lie valid on the expiration of the treaty with China, some decisive steps will be taken. If it should be determined that the legislation will lapse with the treaty, theD congress will provide against a general Chinese immigration by the insertion in a pend ing appropriation bill of an amend ment covering the suoject. PROTECTS CANNERYMEN. Fulton to Father a Bill of Retaliation Against British Columbia. Washington, April 14. Senator Eul ton is diafting, and will soon intro duce, a joint resolution authorizing the president to prohibit the exportation of freah salmon from Puaet sound and tributaries during the canning season This is in the nature of a retaliation to the action of British Columbia in re fusing American canneries the right to purchase fresh British Columbian salm on. The canning interests oi ineaortn Pacific coast have protested to Senator Fulton that, under the existing condi tions, Canadian canners are buying laree quantities of Puget sound salmon canning them and reshipping them to the United States, while Puget sound canners are denied the right to pur chase British Columbia salmon for can ning purposes. New Immigration Law Needed. Washington, April 14. There were landed at Tacoma, Wash., recently, 60 Filipinos, who were brought to the United States under contract to take part in the Philippine islands exhibit at tne ot. a-uoib ei)uoiwuu. iim.j- nine of the number were afflicted with trachoma, a disease of the eye. Un der a ruling by the attorney general natives of the Philippines and rorto Rico are not aliens in the meaning of the immigration act, and they had to be admitted. Cozress will be asked for legislation to meet such cases. Makaroff Again Puts Out. St. Petersburg, April 14. The Cos sack scouts on the banks of the Yalu river have not reported the appearance oi the Japanese there. The emperor received telegram that reported that all is quiet at Port Arthur; that the naval squadron is again putting out to sea. and that vice Admiral Makarofi haa sent a few torpedo boat destryoers to explore the coast where some of the enemy's torpedo boat are believed to be lurking. America flutt Pay tor Losa of Ship. New York, April 14. After long lit igation it was decided here today by Judge Adams, in the United States die trict court that the United States must pay $203,293 to the owners of the Brit ish ship Foscolia, which was sunk on the night of May 18, 4898, by the United States cruiser Columbia, which was doing scout duty off the North American coast on the outlook for' the Spanish fleet under Admiral Cervera MONEY TO RIVERS HOUSE PASSES BILL CARRYLNQ $3,000,000.' N New Projects Will Be;; Undertakes -Channel are Only to Be Maintained or Restored No Amendment Were Made - Money 1 Becomes .Immediately Available. Washington, April 13, The house today passed the bill reported by the committee on rivers and harbors appro priating $3,000,000 for the restoration or maintenance of channels, or for oth er river and harbor improvements. Burton (0.), chairman of the commit tee, in explaining the bill urged the adoption of settled principal wCth re gard to river and harbor work. Bur gess (Dem., Tex.) and Rsnsdell (Dem., La.) favored increases in the appropria. tion for river and harbor improvement, the former urging that they should be doubled and the latter regarding $100, 000,000 as not too much. Quite a large number of bills of minor import ance were passed. -The house then went into committee of the whole for the consideration of fie emergency river and harbor bill, general debate being limited to three hours. Burton, (O.), in charge of the bilf, made an explanation of it and gave a general survey of the subject of river and harbor improvements. . He said the amounts expended for this purpose, when the vast extent of our waterways was considered, was very small. The system pursued in the United States, he thought, contrasted, most unfavorably with those of foreign countries. The bill (hen was passed without amendments. Under its provisions, the money appropriated becomes imme diately available, and is to be expend ed under the direction of the secretary of war and the supervision of the chief engineers. DIFFICULTIES OF IRRIQATION. Qeoloelcal Survey Points Out Need for Orcat Clrcumstractlon. Washington, April 13. The pro gress made in the irrigation worn oi the government is reviewed in a publi cation issued by the geological suivey, which points out the necessity for great caution and conversation in the expan sion of the reclamation work. It says that of the irrigation projects favorably reported in 1903, which included those on the Truckee river in Nevada, on the Salt river in Arizona, on Milk river in Montana, on the Sweetwater river in Wyoming and on Gunnison river in Colorado, the Nevada and Arizona pro jects have been fouud feaBable and con struction on the engineering works along the Truckee and Salt rivers has progressed to a leasonable extent. The Montana project, however, has presented unexpected engineering diffi culties, as well as complications regard ing water rights, so that progress is slow. It has been found necessary to modify the first plans in order to achieve early results. Engineering difficulties are encount ered in the Colorado project. The amount of arid lands thereby reclama- ble is lees, too, than was expected. OPPOSES QENERAL STAFF. Secretary Moody Gives House Commit tee His Reasons. Washington, April 13. Secretary Moody is not in favor of the creation of a general stall in the navy modeled after the general staff of the organiza tion in the army. This fact he com municated to the house committee on naval affairs today in a hearing granted him on a bill of his own drafting, ."to increase the efficiency of the navy." The secretary explained that this bill did not really enlarge his present au thority in the matter of an advisory board. He now has the right to create such a board of any number of officers and continue them on the board for any length of time. He said a civilian bad been, and always would be, at the head of the navy, and it was proper he should have expert advice, but as he was responsible to the country he should be master of the situation. No board, he said, should be created which would usurp the powers of the secre tary. The committee took no action on the bill. Navy to Be Seen In Miniature. An effort is to be made to have the attractive collection ot United States battleships in miniature brought to the Lewis and Clarx exposition. One of the provisions of the appropriation bill is to the effect that President Roosevelt may name any additions he may see fit to the government exhibit and on the Strength of this provision President H. W . Scott, of the lewis and Clark cor poration, will confer with Mr. Roose velt with a view to inducing him to send on the reproduction of the United States navy. Sure Japan Lost a Cbance. Niu Chwang, April 13. The Russian officers commanding here openly declare that Japan has lost her chance to capt- ure this port by failing to assault be- lore tr e mwieru w m p.. could be mounted, ine aeiensea are now declared to be ample to insure the repulse of any force that can be mus tered by Japan. An excessive rainfall has flooded the railway and blocked all of the roads in Southern Manchuria, leaving the country impassable. Congress to Be Invited to Fair. Washington, April 13. Congress haa been invited to attend the opening of ii,. tKiiinim Pnrrhaaa nvmaiif Inn on Saturday, April 30. DEATH IN WRECK. fanta Barbara Street Car Overturned and Five Killed Outright, Santa Barbara, Cal., April 13. A street car loaded with passengers re turning to town from the Old Mission ran off the track at Garden and Mis sion streets today and five deaths have resulted. All of the dead were Santa Barbara people. Over 20 oi the pas sengers were injured, many of them being frightfully mangled. Over half of the injured bad bones broken about the body and not a few of them suffered serious fractures of the skull. The accident was due to a defect in the brake apparatus, was as revealed irom an inspection of the car, after the accident. While the rear brakes were tightly set against the wheels, the tor- ward brakes were of no service because of the breaking of a part of the gear ing. The motorman discovered that some thing was wrong with the car . several blocks above the point where the acci dent occurred and endeavored to set the brakes, but failed to check the speed of the car. At the intersection of Gaiden and Mission streets there is a sharp curve, and the car was moving at its highest speed down a 6 per cent grade when the curve was reached. The car was thrown from the trac upon its side, the passngors ueing thrown in evrey direction. One section of the car was smashed into splinters. Those who were instantly killed and many of those who were most seriously injured were standing upon the guard rail on the side of the car as it crashed into the ditch. As soon as the news of the accident spread throughout the city every avail able pbysi Ian was sent to the aid of the injured and many prominent resi dents of the city were among those who aided the suffering and dying. A majority of the Injured were taken to the hospital and the remainder were removed to their homes. AUTOS FOR USB IN THB WAR. First Shipment Started From St. Peters. burg for the Front. St. Petersburg, April 13. It is stat ed that the Russian government has decided to make an extensive use of armed automobiles during the coming campaign In Manchuria. A large number have recently been imported, they being the latest product of the se lect factories in Germany, France and Rfilolnm. and the first batch will be sent to the front from Moscow on i special train today. , They are to be manned by experienc ed officers drawn from the last gradu ates from the military, and it is expect ed that thev will be of very great ad vantage to General Kuzliki, to whom has been entrusted the making of all of the arrangements for the trip of the Baltic fleet to the Far East, has trans mitted to the czar the prelftainay re port of what is expected to be accom plished. He declares that it will be possible to get the fleet to its destina tion before the last of August, should nothing unforseen happen. Two Rusisan army corps are to be mobilized during May. One of these will have headquarters at and will be drafted from Moscow and the surround ing towns, while the other will come from Siberia. The officer who made this announcement stated that Russia did not consider herrelf in any danger from Japan and that therefore she would not remove any of the troops along her seaboard where they might be needed should any other nation have designs against her. Convict's Sensational Suicide. Fresno. Cal.. April 13. Richard Manoogian today, while waiting the return of a Jury which had tried him on the charee of murdering Oscar Michael here on July 2, 1902, threw himself from the window of Judge Austin's courtroom, on the third floor of the court house building, to the pavement below, receiving injuries from which he died. The jury had al ready pronounced him guilty and would have given him life Imprisonment Irrigation In New Mexico. Washington, April 13. The census bureau in a preliminary report on, trn gation in New Mexico in 1902, . shows 254,945 acres ingated Irom an sources. The number of farms represented was 9.285. and the average cost per lrrigat ed acre $16.87. The 1,246 irrigation systems cost, initially for main canals and ditches and the necessary head sates, reservoirs, dams, pumping plants, etc., $4,301,915. The entire length of main canals and ditches was 22,646 miles, an average lengtn per sys tem of over two miles. Senator Quay la Very 111. New York, April 13. United States Senator Quay is reported to be ill in Atlantic City. No one is allowed to see him and the attending physician has given strict orders that no verbal j wOTtaW- into the or written messages pertaining to poi , . . The KnlXal it wa, wid i .,, . .,..,, .nri i for the present from all care. He is 71 years old. Mississippi Tears Out Levee. Rolling Fork, Miss., April 13. It i reported tonight that a portion of the levee at Gales Head has caved in, seri ously impairing the strength of the ' embankment and causing grave fears of ' a crevasse. Larse forces of men are ' engaged in reinforcing the levee. HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON OOLD FIND IN CROOK COUNTV. Cllne Butte Contains a Mass of Oold Bearing Rock. I Bend Cline Butte, 15 miles north I of Bend, has been found to contain a . large mass of gold bearing rock. The . whole butte is supposed to be of the same character and there has been quite a rush to locate claims there. There is room, however, for less than a dozen mining claims on this butte, but a sim ilar geological formation extends through a string ot hills to the west ward and prospecting is in progress there. The rock is porphyry and quartizite and it carries about $4 in gold and a little silver to the ton, This surface outcrop Is considered very promising. The case with which this rock can be mined gives it value, even at this low grade. It is estimated that at least half its value will be profit. The rock is of the same kind that is found in the Ochoco mines, northeast of Prine- ville. This discovery was made by Otto Retzlaff and C. P. Becker, the latter having spent a year and a half on the Yukon, where he became acquainted with gold mining. Steps are being taken to develop the Cline Butte claims. HEAVY FIRE LOSSES. Shown by Annual Report of Insurance Commissioner Dunbar. Salem An increase of over 10 por cent in the fire insurance business, a decrea.se of 17 per cent in net premi ums on fire insurance, an increase of 18 per cent in both business and net premiums in life insurance, and the withdrawal of all but three surety com panies, are the most prominent features of the annual report of Insurance Com missioner -F. I. Dunbar. The report covers the year 1903, and was compiled on April 1, as required by law. Though the report shows the healthy industrial growth of the state, as indicated by the increasing fire in surance business, it also allows the de creasing profits caused by unusual fire losses. In the past five years the amount of fire risks written per year has Increased about 50 per cent. In 1899 the total as $04,100,000. In 1903 it as $95,500,000. The net premiums for 1903 are less than in 1902, or for any other year since 1898. The fire losses for 1902 were $059,000 and for 1903 $1,314,000, or an increase of almost 100 per cent. Seven companies lost money last year on their insurance business in Oregon. TO TAP TIMBER BELTS. Oregon 4 Southeastern to Again Begin Construction. Cottage Grove That the Oregon A Southeastern railroad may be extended into virgin timber lands, construction work is to be renewed after an interval of four months. A grading gang will start at once and a tracklaying gang will follow in a few days. G. B. llengen, of New York, manager of the road, says the line will be extended this season to Warehouse, ten miles from here. Two miles of grade are now almost ready for the track. Manager Hengen declares that the depressed lumber situation will not long continue, and wishes to have the road extended into new timber belts to take advantage of a livlier market. The new electric plant of the Oregon securities company will be commenced this week. Manager Hengen says. A gang is now connecting the machine drills in the long tunnel. The com pany expects to strike the Champion oie chute in about 30 days from this tunnel, which will be used later for an electric road frdtn the Champion to the Mustek mine. Indiana Have a Whole ITonth. Pendleton The Umatilla Indiana, whose diseased cayuses brought the state veterinarian to the range in Northern Morrow two weeks ago to in. spect conditions, will have all this month to dip their animals and try to rid them of mange. Vats will be pro vided at Pendleton by the domestic an imal commission of the state, and the Indiana must have their animals here before May 1. A simillar opportunity is extended white nien with mangy horses. The expense of dipping will be paid by the state. To Clear Columbia Channel. The Dalles Major W. C. Langfitt, engineer in charge, accompanied by Lieutenant Reea and W. Ii. Morris, have left on an inspection visit to Three-Mile rapids, above this city, where work will commence immediate ly'.'upon removal ot obstructions in the Columbia at that point' The contract for this work, awarded some time since to Wakefield & Co, of Portland, has now been approved and operations will be poshed there at once. 1o Build Levees Along River. Pendleton County Judge Hartman and Commissioner Walker are in Walla Walla to confer with the commissioners of that county on important improve ments for the Little Walla Walla river near Freewater and Milton. Nearly every season the river has overflowed its banks and done considerable damage to fruit and crops. The two counties will co-operate in the building of the levees. ' Eastern Oregon 0. A R. La Grande The Eastern Oregon G. A. R. encampment, will meet in La flrarwla thia var for the firat time in some years on July 1, 2. 3 and 4, and it will be one of the most rousing cele- brationi ever held in Eastern Oregon. VIEW: HOOD RIVER LANDS. State Land Board Pleasel With Farms on Which Loan la Asked. Hood River Governor Chamberlain, Secretary of State Frank Dunbar and State Treasurer Charles E. Moore, com- prising the state land board, arrived in Hood River the first of the week and were driven over the valley in older that they might form an opinion of the Iruit lands upon which the state is to lend school money to the farmers who must borrow funds to meet their pay. menta on stock in the Farmers' irriga tion company. All the members ot the board were very favorably impiessed with what they saw, and are perfectly satisfied to loan the Hood River farmers the money some of them need. . Five and Seven Cents. Astoria The Columbia River Fish- ermen's Protective union has fixed the opening prices for salmon on the Co lumbia river for the coming season at 5 cents per pound for fish weighing less than 25 pounds and 7 cents per pound for those weighing 25 pounds or over. This is the same price as last season for the small fish, but is an advance of one cent for the large ones. The meet ing also appointed a committee on the question of affiliating with the Fisher. men's Protective union of the Pacific coast and Alaska. Colea Hot Spring a Sanitarium. La Grande Arrangements are being made for the erection of a sanitarium at the Coles hot springs at Haines. It is reported that Dr. May and other Baker City parties, who have a 42 year lease on the proprety, have en. tered into a contract with Mr. Snell of Haines to furnish 250,000 feet of lum ber for the construction of' the build, ing. Tliis will make two springs of the kind in Eastren Oregon, the Hot Lake having been used for this purpose for some time. Columbia Jetty to Be Extended. Astoria Assistant Engineer Hegardt states that the replacing of the portion ot the jetty trestle, which was carried away by storms last winter, has been completed and work on the jetty ex tension will be resumed on April 30. One thousand tons of rock will then be received from the Biigby quarry, but no rock will be received by water from the Columbia contract company's quary for some time, as the receiving wharves at Fort Stevens have been delayed In construction. Will Vote on Union County Seat. La Grande The county court ot Union county has just decided that the question of relocating the county aeat from Union to Ia Grande may be voted upon by the people of the county in the general election in June. J. D. Slater, of La Grande, appeared for the petitioner! and T. H. Crawford, of Union, for the remonstrators. The court decided to dismiss the remon- etrancs and granted the prayer of the petitioners. Down a Long Flume. La Grande The work ot shooting wood down the flume from Fox hill to the electric light plant at Oro Dell, which furnishes the light for La Grande, began this week. The flume is two miles long. Six men are em ployed. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 74c : valley, 83c; bluestem, 81c. Barley Feed, $23 per ton ; rolled, $2425. Flour Valley, $3.9004.05 per bar rel; hard wheat straights, $44.25; clears, $3.854.10; hard wheat pat ents, $4.404.70; graham, $3.60(34; whole- wheat, $44.25; rye flour, $4.25. Oats No. 1 white, $1.1591.17; gray, $1.1031.12, per cental. Millstuffs Bran, $19020 per ton; middlings, $20.50(127; shorts, $20O 21; chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $19. Hay Timothy, $15016 per ton; clover, $10011; grain, $11012; cheat, $11012- Eggs Oregon ranch, 17)018c. Butter Sweet cream butter, 30c per pound; fancy creamery, 25c; choice creamery, 22K24c; dairy and store, nominal. ., Butter Fat Sweet cream, 28c; sour cream, 26Ju'c. Poultry Chickens, mixed, 130 1 3 e per pound; springs, small, 170 18c; hens, 1Us; turkeys, live, 16 017c; dressed, 1820c; ducks, $809 per dozen; geese, live, 8c per pound. Cheese Full cream, twins, 12013c; Young America. 14915c. Vegetables Turnips, 80o per sack; carrots, 80c; beets, $1; parsnips, $1; cabbage, 102c; lettuce, head, 250 40c per dozen; parsley, 25c; tomatoes, $2.2502.60 per crate; cauliflower, 76c $1 per dozen; celery, 60 90c; squash, 2c per pound; cucumbers, $1.7602 per dozen; asparagus, 8)0 lie; peas, 9c per pound; rhubarb, 70 9c; beans, 10c; onions, Yellow Dan vers, $202.40 per sack. Honey $303.60 per case. Potatoes Fancy, $101.35 per cental; common, 7090c; new potatoes, SXo per pound ; sweets, 5c per pound. Fruits Strawberries, 21c per basket; apples, fancy Baldwins and Spitzen bergs, $1.60(32.50 per box; choice, $1 O1.60; cooking, 75c$l. Hops 1903 crop, 23025c per pound. Wool Valley, 1617c; Eastern Ore- gon, 12014c; mohair, 30SS31C per pound for choice. J Beef Dressed, 507Xc per pound. ii HOOD RIVER, - '- je.