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VOL. XV. HOOD EIVEE, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1304. XO. 49. J
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HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Issued everv Thursday by
S. P. BLVTHB SON. Publishers.
B. F. BLYTHE. K. N, BLYTHE.
1 erms of subscription 11.30 a year whan paid
ITl BOVaitCtt.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS.
HOOD RIVER.
The rwstofHce is oiieu dally between Sam
at d 7 p. in.; Bunuay 'rom 12 to 1 o'clock. 'Malls
I' r the East close at 12:2ua. m. ana 0 p. m; for
the West at 7:10 a. m. and 1:40 p. m.
The carriers on R. F. i). mules Mo. 1 and No.
3 leave the Dostollice at 8:30 dally. Mall leaves
For Mt. Hood, dally at M:ou m.j arrives,
10:2ii a.m.
For Chenoweth. Wash., at 7:90 a. m. Tues-
dave, Tr ursdaysand Saturdays; arrives same
aavs at e p. m.
For Underwood. Wash., at 7:80 a. m. Tuee-
days, Thursdays and baturdayt; arrive! same
aays at op. m.
For White Salmon, Wash., daily at J: p, na,;
arrives at u a. m.
WHTTB- QAT UAV
For Hood River dally at a. m. ; arrive! at
e:.o p. m.
For Husum, Trout Lake and Ouler, Wash.,
dallv at7:HOa. ni.: arrive, at l'l sou
For Ulenwood, Gilmer and Fulda, Wash.,
dally at 7:Su a. m.; arrives at 6 p. m.
ForFinellat and Hnowden, Wash., at 11:30
a. m. Tuesday! and Saturdays; arrive! same
aays, iu:ao a. m.
For Bin en, Wash., daily at 4:45 p. m.; ar
rives at S:4b a. m.
gtlCIMTIKt.
.AK GROVE COUNCIL No 1, ORDER OF
J PISNDO. Meets the Second and Fourth
rrldavg of the mouth. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U. Bhosiui, Counsellor.
Milts Nillii CLabk, Secretary.
RDEROF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7 :ao o'clock. K. L. Rood, 1'resldeut.
C. U. Uakik, Seoretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMF, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in K. ol F. Hall every Wednesday
night M. M. Kusskll, r. V,
C. U. Darin, Clerk.
HOOD RIVER CAMP.No. 770, W. O. W., meets
on first and third Tuesday of each month
In Odd Fellow Hall. A. C. Statin, C. c.
F. H. Blaoo, Clerk.
WAUL'OMA LODGE, No. 30, k. of P., meets
in K. of P. Hall every Tuesday night.
0. II. Jenkins, C. C.
C. E. Heiwan, K. of R. A S.
HOOD IVER CHAP1ER, No. 26, O. E. 8.,
meets second and fourth 'lueulay even
ings of eack month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. TllKKKfE Caktnku, W. M.
Mas. Maby B. DavuwoN, Secretary.
OOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 524, Women of
Woodcraft, meets at K. of P. Hall on the
first and third Fridays of each month.
Helen Norton. Uuardlan Neighbor.
Nellie Hollowell. Clerk.
CANBY 1'OST, No. 16, a. A. R., meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All (i. A. K.
members invited to meet with us.
11. H. Bailey, Commander.
l. j. lUNNiNa, Aajuianu
"ANBY W. R. C, No. 16, meet! second and
V fourth Saturdays of each month in A. 0. U.
W. Hall at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Ann a Shoemaker, President.
Mrs. T.J. cunmnj, Secretary
EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, I. O. O. F.,
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of earn month. A. J. Uatchill, C. P.
Bert Entrican, Seribe.
IDLEWILD LODGE. No. 107, I. O. O. F., meets
In Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
J. R. Rkks, N. G.
Bert Est rican, Secretary.
H1
OOD RINER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.,
meets third Friday ntgnt ot eacn montn.
u. a. cahtnkk, ii. r.
D. 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. Haynes, C. R.
F. C. Brosics, Financial Secretary.
LAUREL REBEKAH DECREE LOIKIE, No.
87, 1. O. O. F., meets nrst and third Fridays
In each nttinth. Francis Morse, N. G.
Therese Castner, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 105, A. F. and' A.
M., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. B. Savage, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisans,
meets Hrt and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social; Artt
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
E. M. WcCarty, Secretary.
IVER9IDELODGE"No. 68, A. O. U. W., meets
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Hraiji-ey, Financier. W. B. SHime, W. M.
J. O. Hayneh, Recorder.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. U. W. meets first and third Satur
days at 8 p. m. Mrs. Sarah Bradley, O. of 11.
Miss Cora Copple. Recorder.
Mrs. Lucketia I rather, Financier
)R. W. T. ROWLEY
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Main 961.
g II. HARTWIG
LAWYER
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Cuifiertson & Co..
HOOD RIVER OREGON
Q. H. JENKINS, 1). M. D.
DENTIST.
- Specialist on Crown and tridga Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, M.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
JJ L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. H. F. Shaw.
t ails promptly answered In town or oouutry.
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611 ; Office, 013.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
J F. WATT, M. a.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; reiidegoe, 283.
BURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL ,
ESTATK AGENT.
For 28 vesrs a resident ol Oreeon and Wash-
Irston. Has had many years experience In
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and ageuk bamlaion guaranteed or
no charge. -
A JAYNE.
LAWYER.
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Abatracta Furnished. Money Loaned,
Hood River, Oregon.
V C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Pbone Centre!, or 121.
Office Honn : 10 to 11 A. M. ; J to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
gUTLER 4 CO.,
BANKERS.
Do a general banking business.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
TWO HEMISPHERES.
CompTchciLslv Review of the) Import
lint Happenings ol the Pat Week,
Presented In Condensed Fotm, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Reader.
Another battle is reported raging at
Port Arthur.
Secretary Shaw aays he will not be-a
candidate fur vice president.
The body of Admiral Makaroff has
been washed ashore with a number of
others.
Secretary Hay has advised tha 1905
exposition to prepare invitations to
foreign countries to participate and he
will dispatch them.
The house has passed the bill creat
ing a state of Arizona and New Mexico
under the name of Arizona and one of
Oklahoma and Indian Territory under
the name of Oklahoma.
Oh motion of Senator Fulton, the sen
ate has passed Mitchell's bill authoriz
ing the citizens of Oregon, Washington
and California to cut and remove tim
ber on the public domain or mining
and domestic purposes.
The Japanese are fast
preparing to
force the Yalu.
Russia would make an agreement
with Great Britain to gain an outlet to
the sea .
Neidermier, the Chicago carbarn
bandit, made two desperate attempts to
end bis life, the first nearly proving
successful.
The house has passed a bill change
the .Washington custom headquarters
from Port Townsend to Seattle, despite
the protests ot congressmen.
The foreign countries represented at
the St. Louis fair will be invited by the
government tojjtransfer their exhibits
to the Lewis and Clark exposition.
The conference committee has elimi
nated from the military appropriation
bill the appropriation of $90,000 for a
bridge across the Spokane rivei at Spo
kane,
Senator Fulton has secured an
amendment to the sundry civil bill in
creasing the appropriation for roads in
Craterlake national park from $3,000
to $4,000.
The senate has adopted an amend
ment of Senator Mitchell to the emer
gency appropriation bill by which the
senator expects to Jjave $100,000 al
lotted for continuing the improvement
at tha mouth of the Columbia river.
Chinese and Russian troops nearly
clashed in Manchuria.
The Grand Ronde valley is a vast
lake and thousands of acies of wheat
are flooded. o e
The Russian press regards the Anlo-
Fronch treaty as a hard blow to Ger
man prestige. t
Italians who had plotted against the
life of President JLoubet, of France,
have been arrested.
Tn a rint between nolice and blue
jackets at Fensacola, Fla. one man was
shot and our others wounded.
A four story hotel at Indianapolis,
Ind,; burned and iur a time the lives
of more than 300 guests were in peril.
Admiral Tot?o savs he Dlaced the
mine which,Wew up the Russian war-
ihio and tella bow it was done. Rus
sians emphatically deny it.
President Mover, of the Federation
of Miners, declares Governor Peabody,
of Colorado, has violated his promise,
having agreed not to moleat the miners.
Senator Mitchell has introduced
amendments to the emergency appro
priation bill to continue the improve
ment of the Uolumbia ana lower Will
amette rivers.
A beavv snow has fallen in Northern
and Central New York.
Altogether 10 Russian vessels have
been damaged or lost since the out
break of the war.
Clan's ham nntiflnrl all nation! that
she will regard as spies correspondents
using wireless leiegrapny. m
Tha Port. Arthur sauadron 'will not
again be risked in battle until trels-
. i t . r 1 : - a ,
rorceu oy uie .duimu uto.
Japan denies that she has any sub
marine boats and says cue Kussian
ships were sunk by torpedoes.
Carneaie. has created a "fund for
heroes." and set aside $5,000,000
Next of kin of those who lose their
lives will also benefit.
A party of 60 prominent Filipinos
has started tor tne St. ladis tair.
They will also visit the principal cities
of the limited States.
The house has passed the Bhiilppine
boncPbill to encourage the building of
railroads.
St. Petersburg has the report that
Togo sunk several steamers and closed
the entrance to fort Aruur.
Haavr rains itonrted all regular
through tisffic on the Southern Pacific
and O. R. a N., into Portland, leaving
the Northern Pacific the only route for
Eastern mail.
Fr.Mflvnr AmM. of Minnearjolis. has
been arrested, charged with having ac
cepted a bribe wmie in omce.
' According to latest accounts Russia
lost ajout 650 men and officers in the
sinking of the battleship and torpedo
boat.
QUIT.
Viceroy Alcxielf Ask the., Cisr to Re
"T7 " Him-
St Petersburg, April 21. Viceroy
Alexieff has applied by telegraph to the
emperor to be relieved of his position
of viceroy of the Far East. It is ex
pected that the request will be irame'
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 inv
mediate cause of the viceroy's applica
tion is reported to be the appointment
of Vice Admiral Skrydloff, one of Ad'
miral Alexieff's strongest enemies and
sharpest critic, as successor to the late
Vice Admiral Makaroff in command of
the Russian navy in the Far E8t.
The relieving from command of Vice'
roy Alexieff would not surprise intelli
gent observers of the Far Eastern situ
anon, wnc ve laminar wuu uiegrauu
al change b. 'be emperor's attitude to
ward the i.roy and M. Bezobraoff,
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 its friends
They believed Great Britain would not
go to war and that Japan could not
do so. To the indignation of J it pan,
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.
Bid LOSS BY FIRB.
Over
$10,000,000 Worth ol Property
Destroyed at Toronto.
Toronto, Orjt., April 21. Fire swept
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, arid
the fire was utterly beyond the control
of the local department. Arpeals were
sect 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 be of assistance.
It'was believed at 11 o'clock that the
fire was under conirol, 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 streets 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
be fruitless.
FOR RAILROAD TO ALASKA.
V'ctorla Endorses Prelect Which
Will
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
with the Port Angeles line by ferry
across the Straits of Fuca and with
Alaska 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
two years.
The proposed lute will cost $9,000,-
000. The subsidy asked for is 5,000
acres per mile and $10,000 per mile, 3
per cent inscribed stock of the pro
vince, redeemable in 40 years. The
meeting eritlorsed the project ami de
cided to appeal to the, provincial gov
ernment to take immediate . action.
The scheme is designed to capture the
Alaska trade from the Puget sound
cities and San Francisco.
Fivori Offensive' Tictks.
Paris, April 21.7-The Figaro today
publishes an interview with Vice Ad
miral Skrydloff, wno is now in St. Pet
ersburg. The admiral is qoutedas 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 un
rest. It is necessary to invite a com
bat, and take chances Any combatant
who awaits his enemy is practically nt
his enemy s mercy. But agrgessive-
ness does not mean imprudence."
Pacific Squadron Sails From Panama.
Washington, April 21. The flagship
New York and the cruisers) Muj-blehead
and Bennington, of the Patifiq, squad
ron, , commanded by Rear Admiral
Glass, have started from Panama 'on
their cruise to the Aleutian Islands by
the way of Honolulu. ' They first will
proceed up the coast to Acaputt'O,
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, a
distance of about 2,000 miles.
Russia Only Protecting Herself.
St. Petersbuig, April 21. The for
eign ollice explains mat tne notice
served by Russia regarding newspaper
correspondents employing wireless tele
graphy is a natural measure of sell 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 ac
tual case should arise, however, it will
be Judged on its merits.
Denies She Haa a Submarine-Boat.
London, April 21 . Captain Kabachi
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
MB WOULD
GIVES RUSH0RDERS
CZAR WANTS BATTLESHIPS TO JOIN
FLEET JULY IS.
Naval Strength In Far East Demands In-crease-Port
Arthur May Be Cut Ofl
Superiority of Japanese on Water
OJvcs Them excellent Opportunity to
Operate on Lind.
Paris, April 20 "The emperor, in
receiving a visit from High Admiral
Duke Alexis today," says the St. Pet
ersburg correspondent it the Echo de
Paris, "informed him that he desired
the Baltic fleet to be retdy to start ry
July 15. Orders accordingly have been
sent tq. Cronstadt to bieten the prepar
ation of its fleet for sailing on the date
mentioned under lieaei Admiral Kojeet
venski, unless another admiral, of
whom there has beta much tlk shall
be selected.
"Vice Admiral Doubassoff declined
the command f the Black sea fleet.
It is probable that Admiral Chnkin,
director of the naval academy, will be
appointed."
MAY CUT OFF POUT ABTHUR.
Superiority of Fleet Qlyes the Japanese
an Excellent Opportunity.
St. Petersburg, April 20. St. Peters
burg is flooded with rumors from all
directions regaiding the. plans of the
Japanese, now that the Russian fleet at
Port Arthur is unable longer to menace
their troop transports.
The Associated Press in a dispatch
from Port Arthur gave 20 as the tium-
ber of Japanese transports reported as
having been seen steaming in the direc
tion l Yinkow, the seaport of Niu
Chwang. Officials of the general stuff,
while having no information in this re
spect. would not be surprised if the
number should turn out to be correct,
or even that a larger number is steam
ing there. 14
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 Pechili and
attempt to land at the head of the Liao
Tung gulf, under the guns of the war
ships, as did General Shatter's army at
IJiaqiiiri, tuba. Should this succeed,
the Japanese will be in an excellent
position to execute a flank movement
on Liao Yang, or cut off Port Arthur, e
CONDITIONS IN PORTO II ICO.
Governor Hunt Reports America ti Rtp-
Idly Oalnjnt Trade.
New York, cApril 20. Governor
Hunt, of Porto Rico, arrived here today
on the steamer Ponce from San Juan.
He will reinain in the United States
about two weeks. Governor Hunt says
he had not heard of his appointment
of judge of the Unked States district of
Montana and Wyoming, and would say
nothing about his intention in regard
to the .appointment. He will upend
considerable .time 3 in Washington in
connection with official duties and
eventually will retttrn to Porto Rico at
the end of two Weeks. Speaking of,
conditions on the island Governor Hunt
said: " s ' j
"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 featura 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
satisfied
"It is probable"that the export will
exceed the value of itaport by a million
dollars. Trade with the United States
increases mpidly and will crwitinue to
grow as the sugai, fruit and cotton are
being grown."
America May Step In.
Santo Domingo," April 20. United
States Minister Powell informed the
minister of. foreign affairs today that in
the event of any foreign poer attempt
ing to force a settlement of the claims
of its citisMns, thus excluding the
claims of -other nationalities, he would,
in tiie 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
Japanese Army Pays as It (Joes.
Seoul. April 20. A dinpfitxh from
Ping Yang, under yesterday's date, re
ceived here at 7 o'ejock this morning,
says the conutry 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 pftiple well,opaying
for their supplies, and are under
strict discipline.
' Influx of Chines.
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 bead tax, the
officials here are puzzled to know what
it means. It is surmised that the Em
press' crew of Chineso may be wanted
ashore, but the officials have no reason
1 for such a step. o
RUSSIA IN NEED OF MONEY.
Issue
ol $200,000,000 Five Per
Cent
Bond Will Soon Be tade.
London, April 20. Reports ate again
in circulation here of Russia's uled to
raise money. When the war broke out
the gold held abroad by the ank of
Russia amounted to $87,500,000. Of
this amount $50,000,000 has been ex
pended t-and therefore, according to
these reports, it would cuon be neces
sary to have 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 per cent
treasury bonds In Paris, Brussels and
Amsterdam,
Vice Admiral logo's report is ac
cepted here as fully explaining the mys
tery of the destruction of the battleship
Petropavlovsk and the newrpapers pay
warm tribute to the daring wid skill
displayed by the Japanese, contrasting
these with the apparent lack of fore'
sight and vigilence on the part of the
Russians. War correspondents arriv
ing at Ping Yang report that the roads
are in terrible condition, hut that the
Japanese troops in marching display
splendid endurance.
The Daily Mail s Ping tang corres
pondent says that the food supplies are
being pushed lorth on a gigantic scale.
All 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
hfll in the face of superior numbres.
The Daily Chronicle's correspondent
at Shan Hai Kwan gives a report that a
Japanese fleet of 2H vessels has bem
seen escorting 100 transports north of
Port Arthur.
WILL CAUSE DEBATB.
Pension Bill Will Cotte Up leforo the
e Senate 1 his Week.
Washington, April 20, There will
be an effort to keep appropriation bills
to the fiont 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 exercii
ing their ingenuity to keep them in the
background.
There are some features of tne sun
dry civil bill which will cause discus
sion, and it is believed it will occupy
two days. The pension bill usuitlly
goes through without debate, but it is
probable there will be quite a little dis
cussion on the pending bill.
If opportunity Is offered, benator
Ilan8rough will endeavor to obtain
consideration of the Indian agreement
bills. Senator Fairbanks also stands
ready to seize the first chance that offers
to press his bill for a new executive
building in Washington.
Bl'Q EATS UP WHARF PILINQ.
Resembles Water Flea and Works at
Edge of Water.
Hoquiam, Wash., April 20. Com
missioner l. Davis recenny went io
Westport and made an examination of
the Westport wharf. He finds tha en
tire piling oi the wharf practically des
troyed by a small bug resembling a
water flea. The piling was put in
but Ave years ago and now Is ruined
and will be replaced for safety. a .
Mr. Davis found the bug hard al
work. He cuts of) the piles at low
water mark, so that 18-inch piling is
found to be wRhin a few inches of be
ing entirelyscut off. Cedar, which
usually is proof against insects, nas no
tenror for the bug, and he cuts this
faster than fir.
If well driven piling is to last but
five years, it means some method must
be found to save them or an endless ex
pense js 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 he pest.
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, tiut its
hopes are growing les strong each day.
The delegation said today that the leg
islation sought was of the utmost im
portance and necessity to Alaslea, and if
nothing is done at this session it will
probably be two years before the terri
tory will De able 10 get anyunng into
law owing to the fact that the next ses
sion of congress "will be short.
Russian Victory Is Denied.
St. Petersburg, April 20. The mili
tary general staff discredits the story
that th0 Russians attacked 12,000 Jap
anesetroops at the moment of landing
at Yogampho and drove them back to
their ships. No affair of that sort haa
been reported by General Kouropatkin.
It is reported that Vicerofl Alexieff has
received formal orders that the fleet
must not leave Port Arthur before the
arrival of the new commander, Admiral
8krydloff.
Japanese Ship Reported Sunk.
St. Petersburg, April 20. A dis
patch from Port Arthur says several eye
witnesses assert that a Japanese cruiser
was lost outside Port Arthur during the
last bombardment by striking one of its
own floating mine.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
INDIANS ON THB MOVE.
Roving Portion Beglnj to Leave oRsser
vatlon for the Summer.
Pendleton The roving portion of tjie
Indians on the reservation or those
who wintered on the Columbia, is al
ready stirring abroad, and making in
some cases for the foothill. The tim
mering season of the small bands of no
mads begins early in April. There are
many Indians scattered over the country
who do noj cultivate the advantage of
tho reservation.
The more industrious and loss proud
of these red men make money off wool
at this season. With a packhorse or
two, they wander around the the sheep
districts, and while the buck get the
living;by hunting and fishing, the
squaw pulls or picks up wool wherever
she can find it. Bits of fleeces pulled
off wool wagons, when the tatter start
running, or even wool from sheep
which have died on the range all go to
make up the sackfullB, which are after
ward packed to town for sale. Indians
will carry loads like this 100 or 150
milva for eight cents a pound.
The migration of the reservation In
dian does not take place until May,
when hundreds of them go to the moun
tains for the summer to spend the seas
on hunting and fishing. As summer
progresses, he pushes farther and farth
er into the hills, not to come back to
the reservation until the early snows of
autumn drive him, back.
LOQUCR LEASES NECANICUM.
Clatsop County Court (Jrants Carefully
Ouarded Privilege.
Astoria The county court has grant
ed the petition of C. C. Clarke, the
Seaside logger, to lease the portion of
the Necanicum river that runs through
section 28, township 8 north, range 10
west. The lease is for a r.period of flye
years and gives tfvu lessee the right to
improve the river channel, to erect and
construct such dams, booms, and make
such other improvements as may be
necessary fcr the purpose of making the
stream a public highway for floating
logs, timber and lumber.
He is also given the fight to collect
tolls for the rafting, floating and boom
ing of logs, timber or lumber at the
rate of 30 cent nor thousand feet.
Under the terms of the leaa the lessee
is to secure the necessary right-of-way
from owner of property along the
course of the stream, and he gives a
oond in the sum of $2,000 to hold the
county of Clatsop harmless of any anel
all damages occasioned to any person
or to proprety by the use of the stream
for floating log. The county? reserves
the right to annul the lease without
notice, should any of its provisions be
violated.
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Qrand Ronde Drive Start.
La Grande The logs on the
Grand
Ronde river at Perry have begun to
move. 1 be monster drive has started
from the headwaters of the stream to
ward the mills at Perry. The Grand
Ronde Lumber company will s drive
about 16,000,000 feet of logs this
spring. It will become necessary to
build railroads to the vast belt of pine
lying on the head of the Grand Ronde
river and Meadow creek, a it will be
too costly and tedious to haul the logs
to the river and depend on the annual
drive to supply the mills.
Hospital for Chemawa School.
Salem Cdngressan Bingcr Hermann
has been honored by having bis name
bestowed upon the new hospital build
ing which is to be erected at Chemawa
Indian school this year. An inspector
of the department of Indian affair has
been here and a site for the new, build'
ing was selected. The structure, which
will be of brick, and will cost $15,006,
will be loctaed on the east side of the
Southern Pacific track, -find north of
the new school building. It will be
known as Hermann hospital.
Report From Penitentiary.
Superintendent James, of the peni
tentiary, has filed his report with the
secretary of state covering the quarter
ending March 31; The principal fea
ture of the report iff the financial state'
ment of the institution, which shows
that the total expense amount to $20,
305.87. Of this amuont, $1,025.19 is
deducted from the betterment fund.
There were 314 convict in the prison
at the close of the quarter, against 311
at the close of the last quarter, ,
Factory May Resume Work.
Pendletoj Steps are being taken to
get the Rigby-Clove combined harvester
manufactory and foundry on a solid
bgsis again. W. T. Rigby, the princi
pal owner, was hard bit by the C. B.
Wade failure. T. J. Giesler, a Port
land man, is here with the intention of
organizing a stock company to operate
theeroncern. The fiarvestor manu
factured is the invention of Mr. Rigby.
Warrant to Bear Six Per Celt.
La Grande The county court of
Union county has cancelled $27,000 of
county warrants, and the list included
all warrants that were bearing 8 per
cent interest. Hereafter the interest
Mharge on county warants will be but 6
per cent. Mucn oi tne time oi the
court was devoted to road and school
district matters, and at this session the
list-of Judge and clerk of election was
completed.
OOOD WBATHER FOR SHEEP.
Eastern Oregon Wool Will Be of Better,
Cleaner Quality.
I a Grande The sheepmen of Eastern
Oregon say that the late spring, which
is 30 days behind time, will have a
splendid effect upon all of the flock of
Eastern Oregon, and the great supply
of water now pouring down the hills on
every side will insure good pasturage
way into the summer, and yesriings
this summer will be stionger and fatter .
and bring better prices than ever before.
Lambing is now at its height, and
the increase in the nocks promises to
be very large. Wool this year will bo
of anueh. flnta- quality and cleaner than
last year because the sheep will not
have to run in dust - so long before
shearing time, which in this part of
Eastern Oregon will be about' May 25.
and the sheepmen throughout the conn
try seem very jubilant.
Wool from last year's crop in Eastern
Oregon has been sold in Philadelphia
within the past week fot 17 cents, and
this is a good indication that price
this year will go high.
STOCK LOSSES REDUCED.
Warmer Weather Averted the Danger
Threatening the Herds.
Pendleton Stock reoorts from lonth.
em Umatilla and tTrant countie abow
conditions much improved since tha
heavy snowstorm of two weeks ago, and
stock losses, which threatened for a
short tinse to materially thin ont the
nenls, have been to a great degree
averted. In valleys, where it was pos
sible, range stock wna gotten out to
where grass could be found, while
enough feed was on hand for domestio
cattle.
In valloys where stock could not bo
gotten out to better locations, cattle
and sheep went ou short ration for
some time, but escaped after nominal
loss, as warmer wethef came. Night
were not severe after the storm, a con
dition which also greatly helped. Sev
eral thousand head of sheep and cattle
perished, but the loss was probably not
over one or two percent above nominal.
Stock Escaped Severe Season.
Athena Foothill stockman east and
southeast of here have not stiBtahied
nearly as severe stock losses a waa
feared three weeks ago, when a sudden
heavy snowfall with severe weather
when feed was about run out, caused
apprehension that hundreds of good
cattlo would be lost. Snow is now out
of the lower hills sufficiently to allow
grazing, and no more will probably die.
A it was, it is said 800 or 300 head,
principally old cattle or thole in poorer
condition, will cover the loss in tho
moiNitain section,
Young Trout at Clackamas Hatchery.
Oregon City-In the last three month
the government hatchery at Oregon
City has received 500,000 trout egg
from other government station located
at Northville, Mich.; Manchester, la,
and Leadville, Colo. The eggs, which
include the Lake, Rainbow and Eastern
brook varieties, have? all hatched otit
and will be planted in the mountain
streams of this state by July 1. These
are the same varieties that have been
placed in the Oregon streams.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Walla Walla, 75c : bluestem,
82c; valley, 80S81c, export values.
Barley l-eed, $13.50 per ton; rolled,
)24.5025.
Flour Valley, $3.9004.05 oier bar
rel; bard wheat straights, $4(34 25;
clears, $3.854.10; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.404.70; graham, $3.50i4;
whole wheat, $44.25;jye flour, $4.50.
OatsNo. 1 white, $1.17fc1.20;
gray, $l.li!tl.lo per cental.
MillstuiTs Bran, $1920 per ton;
middlings, $25.5027; shorts, $20(3
21; chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy, $15016 per ton;
clover, $10011; grain, $1112; cheat,
$1112.
Vcgnatbles Turnips, 80c per sack;
carrots, 80c; beets, $1; cabbage,
2c; lettuce, bead, 2540c per dozen;
parsley, 25c; cauliflower, $1.75;celory,
60S90c per dozen; squash, 2c per
pound; cucumbers, $1.762 per dozen;
asparag'is, 8c; peas, 6c per pound;
rhubarb, 79c per pound; beans, 10c;
onions, Yellow Danvers, $22.40 per
sack.
Honey $33.50 per case.
Potatoes Fancy, $1.20(31.35 pee
cental; common, 76c$l; new pota
toes, 34c per pound; sweats, 5c per
pound. e
Fruits Stiawbcrries, $3.75 per
crate; apples, fancy Baldwins and Spit
zenbergs, $1.60(32.50 per boi; choiee,
$1(31.50; cooking, 75c $1.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 170 18c.
Butter Sweet cream butter, 30c per
pound; fancy creamery, 25c; choice
creamery, 22)t24c; dairy and store,
nominal.
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 28 He;
sour cream, 26 e.
Poultry Chickens, mised, 1313e
per pound; springs, small, 20c; hens,
13j14c; turkey, live, 16Si7c;
dressed, 18-t20c; ducks, $8(3 9 per doz
en; geese, live, 8c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 1213c;
Young America, 14 15c.
Hops 1903 crop, 2325c per pound.
Wool Valley, 1617c; Eastern Ore
gon, 12014c; mohair, 3031c per
pound for ahoice.
Beef Dressed, 57c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 67C per ponnd;
spring lambs, 8c.
Veal Dressed, 6i7)c per pound.
Pork Dressed, 7)8c per pound.
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