The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, October 27, 1904, Image 1

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NO. 24.
issued ever? Thursday by
ARTHUR O. MOB. Publisher.
lrms of subscription ll.&u a year wli.u paid
m savance.
I fc. I I &
w rtnuu. siesta me second and rourtn
Fridays of the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. . U. bKosius, Couusellor.
Him Nellie C'LiBH. becraiary.
Union No. 1-Ci. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
wound and iourth baturdaye in eacn month,
jjanociuiE. a. l. hood, i-reudent.
C. U. luiua, Secretary.
TJOOl) KUKR CAMf. No. 7.702. M. W. A
A 1 nieeU la IL. ot t. Hall every Wednesday
DIKUl M. M. ftUHKIX) V. U.
C. U. Iuein, Clerk.
HOOU KlVtK CAMP, No. 77U, W. O. W., meeU
on ilril and third 'iueauay of each month
in una reuuw tiaji. a. c. otaten, u u
F. H. Blaoo, clerk.
VT7AULOMA UlniiE, No. 8u, K. of P., meeti
" in K. oi f. uail every Tuesday nignt.
ii. M. UUKB, C. C.
C. E. Hemman, K. of R. & 8.
HOOU K1VKR CHAPiER, No. 26, O. E. 8
meets second auu iourth .uee.ay even
tUKSol eacu tuoutn. Ylidtors cordially wel
comed. Thehkhe t'AKTMXR, W. II.
Aiaa. Maby B. Daviwkjn, secretary.
00 U RIVER CIRCLE, No. 634, Women of
VYoouuraii, meeia at K. of P. Hall on the
tirst and till, u t rluaytf oi each month.
Iielen Nokion, (iuaralan Neighbor.
Nellie Hollowell, Uert.
"AN BY 1 08T. Mo. 16. Q. A. R.. meets at A.
O. U. W . Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
oi eacn mourn at i u clock u. m. All Oi. A. K
men. ben in v ilea to meet with us.
11. h. Hailey, commander.
I. J. Lur-Nino, Adjutauu
"AN BY V. R. (J., No. W, meet! second and
luunn baiuruays oi each month lu A. o. U
. Hall at 2 p. m.
Jik. aula hhoemakeBi President,
tins. I . i. ccumNO, secretary.
CDtN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, I. 0. O. F.,
a-1 kegular meeting aecond and fourth Mon
iaa ui eai ii moiiiu. A. J. Iiatcuell, U. P,
Ueei EmuiVAN, scribe.
TDLEWII.D LODUE. No. 107, I. O. O. F., nveU
lu Fraternal Hall, every Tr.uraoay
nliti t.
:s, N. U.
Ed. Haves,
H. C mi h, secretary.
meets third Friday night of each month.
o. K. Castmkr, H. P.
1. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foreatera of
America, meets aecond and fourth Hon
days in eacn mouth lu K. oi P. hall.
H. T. DeVitt, C. R.
F. C. Brush's, Financial secretary.
87. 1. O. O. p., meets nrsl and third Fridays
lu each month. FKANcia Morse. N. U.
Tuekese Castnek, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 105, A. 'F. and A.
M.. meets Saturday evening on or before
each lull moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. II. bavaoe, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. MIS, United Artlaana,
meets lir land third Wednesdays. wort;
second and iourth Wednesdays, social; Artl
aana nail. D. McDonald, M. A.
Ii. M. Mccarty, Secretary.
RI ERSIDE LODGE No. 68, A. O. U. W., meets
first and third saiurdays of each month.
K. R. bRALiLEY. financier. W. B. bliUTB, W. M,
J. O. UaYnes, Keeorder.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O U. W, meeta Arm ana third Satur
days at 8 p. m. Mrs. Sarah Bradley, 0. of H.
Miss Cora Copple, Recorder.
. . Mrs. Luchetia i rather. Financier
Meet" at K. of P. hall on the oecoud and
fourth triday of each month.
Mks. Emma Jones, Oracle.
Mrs. Ella Dakin, Recorder.
Has returned to Hood River and is prepared
to do any work lu the veterinary Hue. He can
be lound by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
drug store.
Office over Rowiey & Co.'a Pharmacy,
Hood Kivjr Heights.
Prone 001.
)K. W, T. RuWLKY
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Height. Phone, Main iHil.
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertaun dt Co Colleo
tlonv, Abairacia, Settlement of Eatates.
C u. JEKls, i). m. u.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work
Telephones: Office. iM; residence. 94.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
encoesnor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In Iowa or ooautry
Dav or Night. '
Telephone: Keiddence, bll ; Office, 1S.
OtHc over Reed's Grocery.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 381; residence. Ml
For 2S years a resident of Oregon and Wash
Inrton. Has had many years experience in
Real Esute matters, as abstraetor, searcher o(
title and agent, baliafaenon guaraataed or
no charge.
AtntcU Furniihed. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon,
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to IV A. M.; t to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts of the World.
General Review of Important Happen,
pcnlgs Presented In a Brief and
Condensed Corm.
Postmaster Vancott, of New York, Is
Both armlet in Manchuria continne
to rest.
General Knropatkin baa been made
commander (n chief of the Russian
Many of the Hull fishermen believe
the attack of the Russian fleet was pre
meditated. The town of Berkeley, Va., continues
under martial law. The authorities
are fearful of race riot bieaking out.
John C. Haddock, a New York inde
pendent coal mine owner and operator,
declares the coal roads have ruined
Arrangements are almost complete
for openinhg schools on the island of
Guam. There are 2,300 native chil
dren on the island.
Governor Chahmerlain charges the
commissioner of the general land office
with failure to keep promise in rt'izaid
to lieu lands in Oregon.
A new Russian loan of $270,000,000
basv irtually been concluded. Half
the loan has own reserved for Germany
and the balance to France, Belgium
an 1 Holland.
Eight Japanese warehouses on the
Yalu river at Antung, filled with ra
tions, clothing, ammunition and the
prizes se ured at the battle of the Ya
lu, have been burned.
The weatl r in Manchuria is very
cold and tbeia is great scarcity of fuel.
By a sale Just made, 340,000 acres of
land in Mexico has been sold to a Mor-
moa colony.
The Standard dictionary received the
irrand prize, the highest award, at the
8t. Louis fair.
Many Japanese on the Pacific coast
are leaving for their home country to
join the army.
James F. Coopnr, associate Justice of
the supreme court of th Philippine
islands, has resigned.
Fire at the plant of the New Home
lewing Machine conpany, Orange,
Mass., entailed a loss of f 100,000.
It le probable that the Missisippi
will soon be dielged, as engineeis fear
the great river will soon become dog
ged and useless as a waterway.
The armored cruiser Colorado is the
fastest in her class. On her trial trip
ahe made 22.26 knots an hour. This
is slightly in excess of speed called for
by the contract.
The Russian minister to Great Brit
ain had a narrow escxpe from viol Mice
at the hands of a mob who would
avenge the death of the Hull fisher
men. He is now guarded by ponce.
The people of Japan are reported to
ei-ent the suppression of war news.
The armies in Manchnria are fully
re-ted and a buttle that bhould prove
decisive is looked for.
A counterpart of the big Inside'' Inn
at the St. Louis fair is said to be prac
tically assured for 190S.
This year's total registration in New
York City is 688,776, which exceeds
by nearly 60,000 the record of 1900.
Sentiment in French governmental
quai tern is growing mote favorable to
the American proposition to call a sec
ond pea e congress at Ihe Hague.
The Russian aduiiraalty council sit
ting in rev ew of the Vladivostok prize
court, has decided that the Btitish ship.
Allanton, seized June 16, and ber cargo
must be released.
Marshal Oyama's army is said to be
running short of ammunition, hut freuh
snppliea are expected from Dalny, the
Japanese having established railroad
communication with that poit.
In a clash between Greeks and Vul
garians, 20 of the latter were killed.
r -1 . i ... .1
shot in an attempt to escape arrest at
St. Louis, when tld be could not live,
confessed to having taken part in two
hold-ups and implicated others who
were thought to bave taken part.
Revolutionists are active in Russia
Police authorities declare the Hebrews
are most at fault.
Coos bay people are excited over a
conference at Marshfleld of a number
of prominent railroad men.
Bransford, a small village in Ten
nessee on the Chesapeake A Nashville
railroad, was entirely destroyed by fiie.
The city of Portland may bave to
lower its water mains acres the Wil
lamette river in order to allow of a
deeper channe. to be di edged.
A shipbuilding race between the
New York and Mate Inland navy yards
bas begun over the construction of two
colliers authorized by the last con
gress. They are to be the largest and
fastest boats of their class in the world.
Military operations in Manchuria
are awaiting the diiyng of the raids
and plains rendered impassable for
artillery and evea for infantry by the
recent heavy rains. Only disultory
rannondinf and unimportant skirm
ishes are occurring.
London Papers Regard Czar's Note
as Only a Personal expression.
London, Oct. 27. The morning pa
pers display great impatience over the
delay of the Russian government in ac
cording satisfaction for the Dogger
Bank affair. The emperor's communi
cation, while it relieves the immediate
tension, is herd only to be a personal
expression of regret, and it is argued
that unless .the Russian government
speedily follows suit a situation of the
greatest danger will arise. Editorial
articles demand that the Baltic squad
ron must be stopped in its irresponsi
ble course, for otherwise there is no
twfety for the shipping of any nation
ality. The Standard asks:
"Is this ill-omened squadron, with
its demoralized crews and incompetent
oflicere, to continue its crazy career
and become an intolerable nuisance
and menace to the civilized world?"
And, with other papers, declares there
will be wore for the British navy un
less Russia recalls or stops its fleet at
some neutral pert for investigation and
the punishment of the guilty parties.
In this connection, greatest ratiefac
tion is expressed at the unanimity of
foreign expressions in support of Great
Britain s attitude in the matter,
pecially at German denunciation oi the
conduct of the Baltic fleet.
Public interest and even, anxiety
shows not the slightest sign of waning.
The Russo-Japanese war is almost for
gotten, and the papers are occupied al
most exi lusively with the riortb sea
affair. So far, the attitude of the gov
ernment meets w ith the approval of
the public, who are greatly gratified
with the instructions of the admiralty
tor co-operation between the Mediter
ranean, Channel and Home squadrons
should necesisty arise.
Japanese Officer to Blame for
cldent to Two Ships.
London, Oct. 27 The Tokio corres
pondent of the Express states that the
truth of the sinking of the Japanese
gunboat Hatacbi Maru and the damag
ing of the Sadu Mara by Rubs a i
mines has l econie known. According
to this version, the admiral command
ing the squadron to which the two ves
sels were attached had been bribed by
ttie Russians to betiay his country, the
sum paid to the traitor being $60,000.
The Russians were informed by wire
less telegraphy of the location of the
boats. When the matter became
known in Tokio, the admiral was tried
by courtmartial and sentenced toJ
death. 1 be sentence was read by his
most intimate mends. The staff then
cleared the room and the traitor was
stripped and beaten to death.
Illinois Man Endeavoring to Tie the
Hands of the Government.
Wai-hinuton, Oct. 27. An effort to
restrain the secretary of the treasury
fiom making payments or issuing
bonds for the acquisition and construc
tion of the Panama canal was made to
day in the equity brand) of the su
preme court of the District of Colum
bia. W. 8. Wilson, of Hinsuale, III.,
is the author of the suit, and presented
hid own argument. The government
was defended by United states Attor
ney Morgan II. Beach and Charles W.
Kusecll, assistant, to the attorney gen
eral.' Justice Stafford, who heard the
case, has not rendered his decision.
Die principal question involved is
whether the courts have authority to
restrain a federal officer from a wrongful
inteipretation of a federal law.
. Invited to Peace Congress.
Washington, Oct. 27. Acting Secre
tary of State Adee today dispatched a
note looking to a reconvening of The
Hague conference. This is an invita
tion of the president of the United
states to the signatory powers of the
original Hague treaty to come together
agiiin. The note is directed to the
American ambassadors and ministers
abroad, with instructions to sound the
iiovernments to which they are a.ared-
iUd and to extend President Roose
velt's invitation.
Still a Stronghold.
London, Oct. 27. Under date oi Oc
tober 22, the Port Aithur correspon
dent of the Daily Telegraph, describing
the defences of that place, says the
Japanese will achieve a wonderful suc
coss if they ran rapture the fortress
with a loss under 30,000 men, for the
garrison, though worn down and few in
numbers, can bold their strong de
fenses with no great daily casualties
from ihe bombardments of the heaviest
ordnance and that the Japanese must
xacritice great numbers to gain even the
advanced defenses.
Millions rrom Nome Diggings.
Seattle, Oct. 27. The steamship
Senator hHS arrived from' Nome with
439 passengers and $250,000 in gold
dust. Passengeison the Senator say
that a dose estimate of the gold output
for this season has been made, and
that it is believed the total amount
from Nome will be $3,000,000. In
cluding an estimate on the winter dig
gings, it is believed that the total year's
output of gold dust wili be in excess ol
Sequel to Dreyfus Case.
Paris, Oct. 27. A sqeuel to the
Dreyfus case was the opening of the
courtmartial today of four prominent
officers of the war ministry, charged
with using military funds and other
wiee influencing witnesses against
Dreyfus at Rennes. The court is com
posed of General Bertin. four colonels
and two lieutenant colonels. Theprev
ious ministerial investigation partially
vindicated the accused, who demanded
a courtmartial.
lsaaA4 1 fAtsaaa4ttstA.AAA.t..)j
To Make Permanent Path Is Policy
of County Court.
Oregon City "During the last year
Clackamas county bas expended $40,
000 in roadbuilding," says Judge Ry
an. "The policy of the county court
is to build permanently when any piece
of road is constructed and where tne
funds are available," continued Mr.
Ryan. "This year Clackamas county
has been especially fortunate in its
roadbuilding, having funds on band
with whl.-h to meet every warrant that
has been issued on this account. In
our loadbuilding the court has been
disposed very generally to fellow the
plan of reducing the grade of all roads
that are treated, finding that this
course contributes much to the perma
nency of .the improvements that are
The announcement that Clackamas
county roads will next year be experi
mented with in the use of oil bas
aroused much interest. Judge Ryan
has received numerous inquiries from
California producers, who Lave offered
to deliver the oi) here at no greater a
cost than it costs in California. The
court will place this oil on all of the
different kinds of clay soil in the conn
ty and deter m ne its value in road cop
st rue tion.
New Phone Through Polk.
Independence Riley Craven, W. W.
Percial and W. A. Meeener have or
ganized a stock'company to be known
as the Independence Telephone com
pany, the purpose being to build a tele
phone line from Independence to Mon
mouth and elsewhere in the county as
desired. The line will connect witb
the Luckiamute line at Monmouth, and
Is to work in connection witn the Cor-
vallis, Dallas Falls City, McMinnville,
Arniy, Perrydale.and McCoy Mutual
lines, already established. The com
pany will circulate papers and secure
stock for promoting the enterprise.
The privilege is given by the council of
Independence to place the line in this
city. Steps will be taken to obtain the
same in Monmouth. The service for
Independence and Monmouth will be
through the Independence central office.
Road to Gallre.
Merlin Work has begun on the new
road to Gal ice, and it is expected it
will be completed in six weeks. Con
siderable freight is here awaiting the
completion of the road, among it a saw
mill for the Rand mine. The Meilin
Townsite company baa material on
hand for the construction of a tele
phone line to Gall, e as soon as the road
is completed. It would be in opera
tion now, but it was desired to bave it
follow the new road. It is intended to
carry the line four miles beyond Galice,
giving service to the Almeda, Rand,
Big lank and other mines. The ex
penditure of a small amount of money
will also complete the new road to the
mines named.
Coming Events.
North Pacific Unitarian conference.
Salem, October 25-27.
Annual meeting Oregon Miners' as
sociation, Portland, November 14.
State Bar association, Portland, No
vember 15-16.
National Grange, Portland, Novem
ber 18-26.
Convention of County Clerks and
Recorders, Portland, November 26-26.
Poultry Show, Corvallie, December
Oregon Good Roads convention,
Salem, December 13-15.
Wheatmcn Give Liberally.
Pendleton Leon Cohen, who is di
recting the work of raising $5,000 in
this county for the Op-n River associa
tion to build the por age road at Celilo,
is meeting witb success and says the
necessary amount of money can easily
be raiBed in another week. The large
wheat raisers in the county, who have
been approached, are subscribing quite
liberally and already nearly haf of the
amount has been raised. Mr. Cohen
has agents at work in the country, and
they have been instructed to make a
ih rough canvass.
Willamette Still Low.
Albany Water in the Willamette
river is yet two feet too low to permit
steamboat traffic on the Upper Willam
ette After two or three days of bard
rain, witb frequent rains following,
the boats will be able to reach Albany
regular'y. The upper traffic will be
conducted by tbe Oregon City Transpor
tation company again this year, and
the boats which will make the Por-land-Corvallis
run will very probably
be tbe Pomona and the Oregona.
No Insurance on flax.
Baler Upon examining bis insur
ance policies, Eugene Bosse fonnd that
his insurance on the flax burned expir
ed a month ago. The policy was for
$3,000. Mr. Bosse has this years'
crop of flax spread in the, fields i r
stored at Solo, so that he bas some raw
material with which to start a linen
mill. The fire, however, will cause
delay in starting the mill.
Delegates to Commercial Congress.
Salem Governor Chamberlain bas
appointed J. E. Aitcheson, of Portland,
and F. B. Holbrook, of Irrignn, as del
egates to tbe trans-Mississippi Com
mercial congress, to be head at St.
Wheatgrowers Have Money With
Which to Buy Tools.
Pendleton A tiaveliiig man for a
leading Implement company says the
Implement trade in the wheat distiicts
of Oregon and Washington is bttter
this season than ever before in the hi
tory of the two states. More money is
evident among tbe growers and mote
cash is paid for implements than usual
Trade in the communities in the in
teiiornf Oregon, where nothing but
stock is raised is slow, as the growers
have not sold any beef during the past
two years at a profit, consequently ready
money is at a premium. Al) are confi
dent t,he coming season wilt prove
profitable. Much Btock has been un
ioaueu at the low prices, as it bas not
paid to hold and feed, and at a result
next year will find fewer head of stock
in tbe country and piices will necessar
ily have to advance.
Ores Tram Blue River Mines.
Eugene At a special meeting of the
Eugene Commercial club the committee
appointed to Lok a (tor an exhibit of
minerals from Blue River mining dis
trict reported promises of ores for the
Lewis and Clark exhibit amounting to
38,000 pounds, and that this amount
will be swelled by mine owners who
bave not yet been seen to at least 45,
000 pounds. The miners are reported
as taking the matter in hand with en
ergy and they are desirous of doing ail
in their power to further the matter.
The ores will be hauled to Eugene yet
this fall, in older to be leady for in
stallation at the beginning of the Lewis
and Clark exposition
Sowing Tall Wheat.
Albany Linn county farmers are
sowing a great deal of fall wheat now,
and from present prospects the acreage
of wheat sown in this county will be
three or four times as large as that
sown last year. There are several less
ons for this. LaBt fall was not ausuln-
ious for sowing grain, and the acreage
was small, while this fall has been a
good one for seeding purposes. The
spring grain this year was a com pit te
failure, and the spring yield for several
years has been light, so far me is in this
part of the state are beginning to
abandon the pratice of sowing at that
Logging Road to Be Built.
La Grande The surveys aie about
completed for a narrow-gauge lodging
ailroad from Hilgaul, eight miles west
of La Grande, up the Grand Ronde
liver about 30 miles, to a heavy body
of timber owned by the Grand Ronde
Lumber company, of Perry," on the
slopes of the Blue mountains. The
company has been driving its logs down
the river for the past 12 years, but it is
now becoming almost impossible to get
a sufficient amount of logs bv this
method for the season's run, and the
company has determined to build a
road to the timber. These mills em
ploy about 200 men during the busy
Mine Promoters'
La Grande The
promoters of the
Camp Carson mines, southwest of this
city, which were recently purchased by
a company ot California capitalists
with James R. Elmendorf as manager,
have made airaiigumenta with the
Grand Ronde Lumber company, at Per
ry, five miles west, to build a good
wagon road up the Grand Ronde river
from Starkey to Prospect ranch. ThlB
road will shorten the distance to the
mines several miles and will cut out
several steep and bad grades, which
will be a great advantage to the tim-
bermen in getting the pine over better
roads, as also to the mining company.
Coal on Butter Creek.
Pendleton A coal deposit has been
discovered at the head of Putter cr.ek,
in the southern part of Umatilla coun
ty. Joseph McLaughlin n ai'e the dis
covery a short time ag ruile engaged
st work on his Mock ranch. Samples
bave been sent to exerts, and favora
ble tests bave been made. The coal is
similar to deposits near Heppner. Mr.
McLaughlin plans to develop the mines,
and already preliminary work has been
started. The deposits are said to ex
tend a long distance into the mountains
trom the bead of Butter creek.
Ready Sale of Coins.
Grants Pass If the Lewis and Clark
souvenir gold dollars sell everywhere
over the state as they are selling at
Grants Pass, the number allotted by
congress will soon te exhausted. The
first installment sent to the First Na
tional bank of Grants Pass bas been
sold out, and second lot is now going
at fast as the first lot went. Mining
men are the principal buyers, and not
a few are being purchased to send
Northwest Wheat Markets.
Portland Walla Waila, 83c;
bloeetem, oc; valley, 85c.
Tacoma Bluett in, 89c; club,
Colfax Club, 73c; bloeetem , 76c.
Great Tracts In Eastern and South
ern Oregon Not In Reserves.
Washington, Oct. 25. By direction
oi tbe president, Hecretray Hitchcoert
bas oideied restored 1o entry a consid
erab e portion of the withdrawals made
with a view to creating the Rogue
river, La Grande, Joseph river and
Maury mountain forest reserves In
Oregon. Tbe leBtorations are made in
accordance with the new rules of the
department, permitting tbe immediate
settlement on the land, but not allow
ing entry or filing to be made uutil
after a pericd of 91) days' advertising
by the local land officers.
it is proposed to eliminate from the
Rogue river withdrawals 66,000 acres,
leaving 1,271,000 acres remaining
withdrawn. From the La Grandi
withdrawal 26,000 acres will be eliml
nated, leaving in withdrawal 206,580
acres, while 144,640 acres will be
taken out of the Joseph river with
drawal, leaving but 177,920 acres re
maining. The Maury mountain with
drawal, when 10,000 acres bave been
estorrd to entry, will embody only
68,320 acres.
All the lands that are being re-
sored to entry have been found upon
examination, not to he'snitaule for for
est reserves, either because they are
not timber lands, or if they are tim
bered, because they are located with
lands In private ownership, so it is
impracticable permanently to reserve
The elimlnatln of these lands from
withdrawal does not mean that all the
remaining lands will be reserved. It
merely means that these aie all lands
reported by the foiestry bureau that
should not be included in foreBt re
serves. The general land office is now
making its own examination, which is
espected to show additional areas not
desired for permanent leeervation.
When the land office completes its ex
amination, permanent reserves will be
created where deemed advisable, ex
cluding practically all land in private
ownership, and restoring to entry such
other landB now withdrawn as may not
be reserved.
Reforms Visit of Taft Is Expected
to Bring About.
Panama, Oct. 25 Modification of
tbe Hay-Bunau-Varllla canal treaty in
several important respects, and nego
tiations between the Washington and
Panama governments tor a supplemen
tary commercial treaty granting to
Panama important concessions it whit
the Pariainaris hope to realize as a re
sult of Secretary Taft's mission to the
isthmus, according to a statement made
to ttie Associated Press tonight by
Hen or Obaldla, the Panamau miuistei
at Washington.
"Widespread enthusiasm bas been
aroused on the isthmus." said the
minister, "by the publication of Presi
dent Roosevelt's letter to Secretary
Taft. President Amador has cabled
me that he has proclaimed this letter
throughout the isthmus, and the idea
of the grateful feeling has already
turned in favoi ol the United States.
I'reparath n have been begun for a
grand reci plion to Ihe Taft commis
sion. "Popular as Is the Ameiican minis
ter to Panama atid the governor of the
canal tone, there are a number of ques
tions of vital importance to the isth
mus which have not yet been settled to
the satisfaction of the Panaman gov
ernment. In the foremost of these
are the problems which Secretary Taft
will be asked to solve, the postal rer'. a-
tions, the question of customs duties'
and the far reaching qustion of juris
diction in the terminal cities of Pana
ma and Colon. The Panaman govern
ment declines to accept the interpreta
tion placed upon the treaty by Mr.
Bunau-Varilla, which practically takes
away all the land in those cities not
now actually covered by residents.
Panama and Colon will prosper rapid
ly after the canal woik lias started;
they will need considerable territory
over which to expand. We are confi
dent .-ecretary Tatf will be quick to see
the justice of our contentions."
Bomb Outrage In Barcelona.
Baicelona, Oct. 2. What is believed
to bave been an attempt upon the life
of Minister of Agriculture and Com
merce and of Public Works Salazar oc
curred today. A dynamite bomb was
exploded in the street while crowds
were welcoming the minister, who had
come here to preside at a meeting oi
the chamber of commerce. No one
was injured, but the bui'dns in the
vicinity of the scene of the explosion
were damaged, and the crowds were
thrown into a panic. Several arrests
were made.
Boxers are Drilling Troops.
London, Oct. 26. Bennett Burleigh,
after a careful inquiry Into Ihe situa
tion, cables the Daily Telegraph from
Shanghai that the political outlook for
Shanghai is worse now -than prior to
the Box-r outbreak in 1900. Wide
spread oerationa of secret societies, he
says, show a dangerous recrudescence
of anti-foteign feeling. Drililng of
large bodies of well-equipped troops is
proceeding nigbt and day in many dis
Trains Meet Head-On.
Vicksburg, Miss., Oct. 25. Three
are known to have been killed and a
number injured in a head-on collision
between a north bound passenger and a
freight tiain about midnight, three
miles south ef Fayette, Miss., on the
Yazoo dt Mississippi Valley railroad.
The dead are two firemen and an en
gineer. Tbe wreck is reported burn
in. Assistance hat been sent from this
Outrage of Russian Baltic
Fleet "Unwarranted."
Great Britain Sends Urgent Note to
Russia No Official Word Yet
Received Trom Ihe Ciar.
London, Oct. 26. Great Britain to
day sent a long and urgent note to tha
Russian government officially detallng
the ciicumstancea ot the amazing and
unexplained attack by tbe Russian
Second Pacific squadron the night of
October 21 on British fishing boats in
the North Sea. The text of the not
has not been given out, but It ii
olllJally state I at tha foieign office
that it contains the significant an
nouncement "the situation it ona
which, in tbe opinion of His Majesty's
government, does not brook delay."
Meanwhile the conservative public
and prest are remarkably undemon
strative. As usual the jingo element
demands war, and even in official quar
ters some go so far as to say it may be
necessary to stop the Pacific fleet pend
ing settlement of the whole affair,
though this extreme measure, it is be
lieved, will not be necessary. Every
where there is evidence of the very pos
itive opinion that thk is so tims for
the usual diplomatic dilly-dallying;
that there must be no delay and no
limit set by Russia to her apology or
the extent of compensation for suffer
ers by what Kimr Edward himself
lerms "the unwarranted action" of tha
Baltic squadron commanders.
Thus lar no official word has been re
ceived from 8t. Petersburg as to tha
attitude of the Russian government.
The fact that it had been decided dur
ing the day to prepare a semi-official
note eipiewing the regret of the Rus
sian government and its willingness to
make full reparation so soon as the re
sponsibility is fixed as communicated
by the Associated Press to Lo d Lans
do w ne and wad tbe first information on
the subject be had received from St.
PetreBburg. Tbe absence during tha
day of Count Benckendorff, tha Rus
sian ambassador, necessarily caused
some delay, but the Russian charge
d'affaires, who called at the foreign
office on request by note from Lord
l,ansdowne, unofficially expressed deep
regret, and, as far as it was possible for
him to go, gave assurance of speedy
action by the Russian government. .
Japanese Desire That He Deal a
Crushing Blow.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 26. There Is no
newB of Immediate importance from
the Far East tonight. The indica
tions ere that both sides are heavily
entrenching, although it is believed
General Kuropatkin will be ready for a
forward movement at an early moment
unless heavy Japanese reinforcements
compel him to resume the defensive.
Reports that Japanese reinforcements
are arrivii g, taken in connection with
the enforced inactivity of the Russian
forces on account of the weather, is felt
to be a grave factor in the situation,
i here is reason to believe that the Jap
anese are drawing heavily on the Port
Arthur army as well as on' Japan, in
hopes of securing a numerical superior
ity that will enable Field Marshal Oya
ma to inflict a ciushing blow upon
General Kuropatkin. when hostilities
are resumed. - '
General Sakharoflf, telegraphing yes
terday, reported . that there was no
change in the situation. The war
office does not confirm the report that
the Russians have occupied Bentsio
putza. " .
Tbe official returns of tbe Russian
oases received up to date do not exceed
30,000. Gnerul SakharufI telegraphs
that there was no fighting during tha
night ol October 23-24.
The Russians buried 1,600 Japanese
at Lone Tree Hill.
Secures Panama Contract. ,
Washington, Oct. 26. The Panama
Canal commission held a long session
today at which bids for supplies and a
number of other matters incident to
construction work wen acted on. The
award of the contracts for supplying
the 2,600,000 feet of lumber aggregated
approximately was subsequently an-.
uiunced. Tbe Bellingham Bay com-.
pany, of San Francisco, operating in"
the Puget sound region, was awarded
the contract for 2,100,000 feet, and tbe .
Continental Lumber company, of Hous
ton, Texas, 600,000 feet.
Now Under Martial Law. : .
Norfolk, Vs., Oct. 26. Berkeley, '
th scene of the lynching of the negro
Blount, is now under martial law. '
Two encounters occurred , tonight' be-,
tweenthe troops and negroes. . 0pe
negro refused to obey orders to move on '
and was bayonetted, but not seriously: i
hurt. Two militiamen called stipon a
negro seen crossing a lot to halt."-' Ia '
reply, be opened fire on them and they?
replied. The negro fired three times
and fell in front of the soldiers' fire.". "r ,
Warships for BrazMj;..',
Rio Janeiro, Oct. 26. The chamber .
of deputies bat adopted a bill authoris- .
ng the government to place co&tracts
abrbad for the building of 28 warships.
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