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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE PET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
issued ererv Thursday by
ARTHUR 0. MOB. PuMUhtr.
renin of subscription 11.60 a yer whaa paid
tAK OROVK COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OK
U PEN DO. Meets the Second and Found
Fridavi ol tha month. Vlaltora oonllsJl J wel
comed. K. U. BaoaiUi, Couuwllof.
Minn N ILL is Clabk, Secretary.
OltDEROR-WASHINGTON. - Hood River
Union No. Ki. meets In Odd Kelluws' hall
second aud fourth baturdayi In each month,
7: o'clock. K. L. Rood, President.
0. C. Dakik, Secretary.
HOOD K1VER CAUP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meet lu K. ol P. Hall every Wednesday
night M. M. Kusmill, V. U.
C. U. Dakim, Clerk.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meet
on fir it aud third Tueaday of each month
In Odd Fellow H all. A. C. btatsm, C. C.
F. 11. Blauq, Clerk.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. su, K. of P., meeU
in it. of P. Hall every Tueaday night.
H. M. Dlik(ti,C. C.
C. E. Himiun, K. of R. 4 H.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. E. 8.,
meets second aud fourth luextay even
ings of each month. Vlaltora cordially wel
comed. THEKKHB ClKTNKa, w. SI.
Una. Mait B. Daviuhn. Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 61M. Women of
Woodcraft, meeta at K. of P. Hall on the
Brat aud third Fridays of each month.
liijjtN Norton, Uuardlan Neighbor.
Nilmi Hoixowell. Clerk.
CAN BY I'OBT, No. 16, a. A. K., meet, at A.
O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
of each mouth at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. K.
members invited to meet with ua.
H. H. rlAiLur, Commander.
T. J. Cunmhq, Adjutant
CANDY W. R. c, No. Hi, meet second and
fourth Haturdaya of each month in A. O. U.
W.Hall at 2 p. m.
Mas. Alida Shoiiiakir, President.
Mas. T. J. cuknimu, Secretary.
EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, 1. 0. O. F.,
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days ot each month. A. J. Uatcuxu., C. P.
Ban Entkicam, Scribe.
IDLE WILD LODGE, No. 107, I. 0. 0. t., meeU
in Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
Ed. Mayks, N. U.
H. C. 8mm, Secretary.
00D RIVER CHAPTER. No. 27. R. A. M.,
meets third Friday night ol each montn.
o. b. iastnib, n. r.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Fereatera of
America, meeta second and fourth Mon
days in each month in K. of P. Hall.
i H. T. DiWrrr, C. R.
F. C. Baositis, Financial Secretary.
LAUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODOE, No.
87. 1. 0. O. F., meets lirst and third Fridays
in each month. Francis Moaaa, N. U.
Thkrbx Castnxr, Secretary.
00D RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A.
M., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. B. Savauk, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 108, United Artisans,
meeta Brut aud third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social ; Arti
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
E. M. McCartt, Secretary.
RIVERsTdeToDGE No. 68, A. 0. U. W.,meett
Brst and third Saturdays of each month.
X. R. Uradliy. Financier. W. B. Shuts, W. M.
J. O. Haynrs, Recorder.
IVERBIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. 0. U. W, meets first and third Satur
days at 8 p. m. Mae. Sarah Bmaduiy, 0. of H.
Miss Cora CorPLC, Recorder.
Mrs. Lucretia Prathrb, Financier
OUNTAIN HOME CAM Pltors, 469, R. N. A.
Meeta at K. of P. hall on the second and
fourth irlday of each month.
Mrs. Emma Jonis, Oracle.
Mrs. Ella Dakin. Recorder.
WAUNA TEMPLE, No. 6, Rathboue 8 iters,
mce. s every second and fourth Thurs
day oi each month.
AMANDA WH1TKHRAD, M. K. C.
Stella Richardson, M. of R. aud C.
JjJ E. WELCH,
THE VETERINARY SURGEON.
Has returned to Hood River aud is prepared
to do any work in the veterinary line, lie can
be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
)R. A. F. ROWLEY
Office over Rowley & Co.'a Pharmacy,
Hood River Heights.
R. W. T. ROWLEY
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Main 961.
H. HART WIG
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertsorf A Co. Collec
tions, Abstracts, Settlement of Estates.
HOOD RIVER OREGON
1 H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
LJ L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
tails promptly answered in town of country.
Day or Night.
Telephones: Resldenoe, 611; Office, 612.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
j F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; resldenoe, 28
SURGEON 0.S.4N. CO.
. 10HNLELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER. 0
TAKI PUHL.it; ana real
irnr M vpare a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Haa had many yeara experience) in
Real Estate matters, as abstraetor, searcher ot
tltlea and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
Abstract! Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiCS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.; 1 to I
and o to 7 r. an.
JOQER 8. SANBORN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts of the World.
Or INTEREST TO OUR READERS
General Review of Important Happen
pcnifjs Presented In a Brief and
Russia fears that Bi itain may yet
stop the Baltic fleet.
The California airship has made an
other successful flight at the St. Louis
Great activity prevails in naval cir
cles at Gibraltar, but Britain will not
explain its meaning.
The Russian squadron on the way to
the Orient carries, besides its regular
complement, a large number of lands
men. It is claimed that Kuropatkin will
retreat when Oyama again attacks, hav
ing the smaller number of men and
Bandits held up the Cody, Wyo.,
Dank and killed the cashier. "Buffalo
Bill" will take the trail in pursuit of
United States Minister Pearson, to
Persia, has emphatically reiterated his
demand for the jubt and proper pun
ishrrent of those responsible for the
murder of Dr. Larabee, the American
The railing of the Russian squadron
from Vigo led the British public to be
lieve the time waB at hand for war.
The foreign office explained that Russia
was only to detain officers having know
ledge of the trawler incident.
The greatest battle of the war is at
hand near Mukden.
The Japanese are tightening the lines
around Port Aithui.
The Russian warships at Vgd expect
to remain for two weeks.
China will allow no jnore contraband
to pass through her ports.
A Memphis, Tenn, building collaps
ed, burying a number of persons.
' The jury in the Ames case has again
disagreed, and Minueaplis ex-mayor,
inditced for grafting, is likely to go
Rothschild has guaranteed the suc
cess of the entire loan of 1270.000,000
to be floated by Russia the first of the
Russian pa per b are warning the pub
lic not to be too sanguine of an entire
ly satisfactory settlement oi the trawler
The St. Louis fair has reduced the
balance due upon the United States
government loan of $4,600,000 to
With both employers and employes
confident of victory, engineers in Illi
nois coal mines have gone on a strike
against a reduction in wages. Fifty
thousand men are affected.
Another great strike is threatened in
John W. Gates has made $4,000,000
in font months dealing in stocks.
Admiral Rojestvensky, commanding
the Baltic squadron, has resigned.
Charles Sweeney, of Spokane, may
build a $1,000,000 hotel in Portland.
Japan wants an airship to use in ex
ploding dynamite over Russian forte
The woik of rescuing the men en
tombed in the Colorado coal mine is
The aumiral commanding the Rus
sian Baltic fleet clings to his story that
he was attacked first.
The commission to fix the blame for
the North aea incident will be com
posed of five members.
From October 9 to 18 the Russians
place their loss in killed aud wounded
at 800 officers and 45,000 men.
Captains Joseph Euhns and John F.
Morrison, American attaches with the
Second Japanese army, have been re
called and ordered to Washington
A bis forest fire is raging in the Blue
Ridge mountains in New Jersey. Over
10,000 acres have been devastated.
Much fine timber has been destroyed.
Viceroy Alexieff has left for St. Pet
Tha Jananesa hava taken several
more torts around Port Arthur.
TTnlmnnrtant fluhtlllff continues south
of Mukden with the odds about even.
Wholesale frauds hava been discover
ed in the Santo Domingo customs serv
The 1905 meeting of the Trans-Mis
sissippi congress will be held In Port
General Stoessel hat wired the czar
good bye and says Port Arthur will be
The cruiser Cioumbia is to be fitted
for aea at once to carry Secretary Taft
and party to Panama.
Ex-Governor Nash, of Ohio, is dead
Germany is not looking for trouble
and will take do part in the dispute
bet en e Russia and Great Britain.
The Russian battleship Sevastopol,
at Port Arthur, has been damaged by
Japanese shells and two steamers sunk
All danger of war between Russia
and Great Britain is over. The trouble
growing out of the Baltic fleet firing
upon the fishing veesels will De relet red
to an international commission tinder
Tha Hague court.
HOOD IUVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER
President Sets Aside November 24
as Thanksgiving Day.
Washington, Nov. 8. The president
yesterdav issued the Thanksgiving day
proclamation, setting aside Thursday,
November 24, "to be observed as a day
of festival and thanksgiving by all of
the people of the United States at home
Tiie pioclamation was issued from
the state department by Secretary Hay.
"By the President of the United States
"It has pleased Almighty God to
bring the American people in safety
and lit nor through anotiier year, and
in accordance with the long unbroken
custom handed down to us by our fore
fathers, the time has come when a
special day shall be set apart in which
to thank Him who holds all cations in
the hollow of His hand for the mercies
thus vouchsafed to ut. During the
century and a quarter of our national
life we as a people have been blessed
beyond all others, and fcr this we owe
humble and heartfelt thanks to the
author of all blessings.
The year that has closed has been
one of peace within our own borders
as well as between us and all other na
tions. The harvests h ve been abund
ant, and those who work, whether with
hand or biain, are prospering greatly.
Reward has awaited upon honest effort.
We have been enabled to do our duty
to ourselves and to others. Never has
there been a time when religious and
charitable effort has been more evident.
Much has been given to us and much
will be expected from us.
"We speak of what has been done by
this nation in no spirit of boastfulness
or vainglory, but with full and reverent
realiaztion that our strength is as noth
ing unless we are helped from above.
Hitherto we have been given the heart
iest strength to do the tusks allotted to
us as they severally arose. We are
thankful for all that has been done for
us in the past, and we pray that in the
future we may be strengthened in the
unending struggle to do our duty fear
lessly and honestly, with charity and
good will, with respect for ourselves
and with love toward our fellow-man.
"In this great republic the effort to
combine national strength with person
al freedom is being tried on a scale
more gigantic than ever before in the
world's history. Our success will mean
much not only for ourselves, but for
the future of all mankind; and every
man or woman in our land should feel
the grave responsibility resting upon
him oi her, for in the last analysis this
success inuBt depend upon the high
average of our individual citizenship,
upon the way in which each of us does
his duty by himself and his neighbor.
"Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roose
velt, president of the United StateB, do
hereby appoint and set apart Thursday,
the 24th day of this November, to be
obsered as a day of festival and thanks
giving by all of the people of the
United States at home or abroad, and
do recommend that on that day they
cease from their ordinary occupations,
nd gather in their several places of
woiship or in their homes, devoutly to
give thanks to Almighty God for the
benefits He has conferred upon us as
individuals and as a nation, and to
beseech Him that in the futuie HiB
divine lavcr may be continued on us.
In witness whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and caused the seal
of the United States to be affixed.
'Done at the city of Wanhington,
this 1st dav of November, in the vear
of our I oid, one thousand nine hundred
and four, and of the independence of
the United States the one hundred and
"JOHN HAY, Secretary of State.
"By the President."
China Refuses to Let Russians Sail.
Chefoo, Nov. 8. The officers and
crew of the Ryesbitelni, the Russian
toipedo boat destroyer, which was cut
nut of this harbor August 12 last by the
Japanese, went on board the German
stean er Vorwaerts tonight, bound foi
Shanghai, where they were to join the
officers and crew of the Russian cruiser
Askold. Before the vessel, sailed,
however, the Russians suddenly re
turned on shore, the government at Pe
kin having at the last moment rescind
ed the permission which had been
granted them to proceed to Shanghai.
Cone of Crater falls In.
Naples, Nov. 3. The cone of the
crater of Mount Vesuvius, wnicn
formed during the late eruption, fell
into the crater today with a tremendous
roar. There immediately lssuea ex
plosions which shook the whole moun
tain, followed by the emission of a
black column which gradually spread,
falling in the form of at-bes over the
surrounding country within a tadius of
25 miles. The disturbance lasted but
a short time.
Caught Trying to Smuggle In Drug
New York, Nov. 3. Custom agents
in Hoboken have arrested a longshore'
man in the act of removing Irom a
dock a hag containing 380 ounces of a
drug used in the treatment of consump
tion, which is said to be worth in this
country $150 an ounce. The prisoner
declared the bag as banded to him over
the side of a steamer just in from Eur
ope, and that he was told to carry it
immediately to an address in Manhat
tan, wbeie he would be well paid. -Depot
Contract Has Been Let.
Seattle, Nov. 3. J. D. rarrell, as
sistant to President Hill of the Gieat
Northern railroad, returned from St.
Paul today with the news that the con
tracts for the union depot in this city
and extensive improvements to the
Great Northern's docks bad been let.
He refused to give out the contract
price. The depot will be built by
ia a s
NEEDS Or THE PENITENTIARY
Superintendent James Makes
commendations In Report.
Salem. The present contract for
the employment of Oregon convicts in
the penitentiary stove foundry expires
m July, 1905, soon after the adjourn
ment of the next legislature, and the
question is presented, 'What shall then
be dona with the convicts? This ques
tion la suggested la the biennial re
port of Prison Superintendent C. W,
James, his only recommendation on
the subject being that vom plan be
adopted by which all the convicts will
be given constant employment. This
la desired both as a measure of econ
omy for the state and a means of dis
cipline among the prisoners.
The principal recommendations
made by Superintendent James are
that provisions be made by which
youthful prisoners may be separated
from the older men and those sen
tenced for trivial offenses separated
from hardened criminals; that an ap
propriation be made which will permit
the enlargement of the library to 2000
volumes; that more land be purchased
so that more of the articles ot food
may be produced by convict labor;
that the foundry buildings be repaired
and Improved, If the present plan of
convict labor is to be continued; that
the water-power flume be strengthen
ed so that it will not be in danker of
bursting from decay; that a new barn
be constructed; that a new Bystem of
plumbing be installed In the prison
cells; that provision should be made
for the employment of guards for pris
oners condemned to be hanged, and
that an appropriation be made for the
purchase of a surgical table and sur
gical tools for the prison hospital.
More Teachers Are Wanted.
Pendleton. Twenty-alx teachers of
the Pendleton city schools have filed
their contracts with County Superin
tendent Frank K. Wells. Only one
more la left yet to file. Although the
law requires that teachers muBt file
their contracts upon commencing their
duties. The Pendleton teachers have
lust comnlled with th 4 law. Mr. Wella
reports that therr tfre yet a number I
of Umatilla county districts to be sup-1
pnea wua reacners. roe aisincis are
small and pay from $40 to $60 a
month, and are not much sought for.
When teachers are plentiful there is
no trouble to supply even the most
remote district, but, now, when every
teacher is employed, the low wages
and undesirable locations bold no in
ducements to them.
Big l"lr from Clatsop.
Astoria. One of Clatsop county's
exhibits at the Lewis and Clark Fair
will be a fir log that la perfect as well
ag immense. It is standing on the
property owned by S. E. Harris, on
Young's river above the falls, that is
now being lodged by the Bremner
Logging Company. The tree stands
perfectly plumb and without a blem
ish. Ten feet from the ground it
measures 13 feet in diameter and
200 feet above, where the first limb
is, it is 8 feet in diameter. The cost
of the exhibition of the log will be
bourne by the different Interests that
will furnisH the necessary tools and
appliances to take It from the forest
and place it in tide water. The equal
of this tree is rarely seen and Its like
has never been exhibited anywhere. 1
Big Sale of Timber Land.
Eugene. It ia reported here on good
authority that an Immense transaction
In timber land has Been closed, involv
ing a transfer of 24,000 acres of One
timber on the Coast Fork, eouth of
here. The land was owned by sever
al persons who pooled their holdings
the Booths, S. It. Friendly, A. C.
Woodcock and sevpral others being
the holders and tlley have arranged
a sale to the new stockholders who re
cently acquired stock in the Booth-
Kelly Company. The price paid is
said to be $15 per acre, which Is con
sidered very reasonable for such fine
Belt Line Road Is Assured.
La Grande. The surveys for the
electric belt railroad in Union county
by the Eastern Oregon Development
Company, backed ay eastern capital
ists, haa been completed and the road
is now assured. Itie people of the
Cove have donated a site for the erec
tion of a depot and all other commun
ities in the county are doing their
share to hasten tha completion of the
road, which it is expected will be ear
ly next fall. All towns in the county
will be connected. :
Dates of Albany Poultry Show.
Albany. The executive committee
ot the Central Willamette Poultry As
sociation baa set January IS to 21, in
clusive, as the date for holding their
next annual poultry show. The show
will be held in Albany, as have the
former ones of the association, and
will be the third under the present
Addition to Philomath College.
Philomath. At an expense of $7000,
extensive improvements will be made
to the Philomath College building.
Five recitation rooms, a well-equipped
laboratory, a commercial room, li
brary, museum and enlarged chapel
are the contemplated changes.
OUTLET TOR LUMBER.
Coos Bay Roads Combining to Build
a New Line.
Marshfleld. The object of the visit
here ot Paul Mohr. the Boston rail
road promoter, is now definitely
known. Mr. Mohr is undertaking to
finance the building of a railway con
nection from Coos Bay to the Southern
Paclflo at Roseburg. This means
either a new line or the extension ot
the present road from Myrtle Point.
Three routes are being examined.
and two surveying parties are In the
field. One of these is trying to find a
pans along the stage road up the mid
dle fork of the Coqullle. The route up
the north fork of the Coos river by
Loon lake and through Elkton pass
haa also been explored. It Is believed
the most feasible route Is from Myr
tle Point to Camas valley through a
low pass east of the Mountain House
to Looklng-Glass valley, down the
Looklng-Olass creek to Happy valley
and eight miles up the Umpqua to
This route gives a grade newhere
to exceed 2 per cent. It makes an
elongated letter "S", and the distance
must be over 60 miles from Myrtle
Point. This move was inaugurated by
Elijah Smith, and he has been work
ing on It since he arrived here from
Boston two monthsa go, but in carry
ing out the project there will be co
operation of Interests. The Sprerkels
Coos Bay, Roaeburg & Eastern Rail
way to Myrtle Point, the Kinney belt
line railroad around Coos Bay and the
new line to Roseburg will all work In
harmony, This Is one result of the
conference of railroad men.
Manager Samuels, of the Spreckels
steamship lines, who was at the meet
ing, returned on the last steamer to
San Francisco. Behind all this there
is believed to be still a deeper signi
ficance. Mr. Smith Is president of the
Southern Oregon Company, which
owng 97,000 acres of Coos county tim
ber. It Is desired to get the lumber
back over the belt line and over a
railroad to the eastern market. To
thia purpose nothing Is accomplished
by stopping at Roseburg. Lumber at
RoBeburg Is worth even less than It
Is on Coos bay. To get the benefit de
sired, the road to RoBeburg must lead
to the building of a transcontinental
line to the East.
Mill Creek Power to be Used.
La Orande. A company has been
formed by a few men who are largely
interested In Union county, among
whom are Walter M. Pierce, T. H.
Crawford, Surveyor Berry and others,
with T. H. Crawford as President, who
expect soon to establish a water-power
plant two miles above the Cove.
The water will be taken from Mill
creek and a force of men is now at
work on a ditch. Already a quarter of
a mile of It has been excavated.
There will be a power-pipe of 3700
with 830 feet fall. This power will be
used for electric lights at the Hot Lake,
Cove and possibly La Grande and
other points, as well as for other pur
poses. It will be in working order by
Woodburn Real Estate Moves.
Woodburn. Woodburn real estate
Is selling at advanced prices, and the
city has gained 25 per cent In popula
tion during the last 12 months,. More
new buildings have been erected dur
ing the last year than ever before dur
ing a like period of time. Numerous
sales of real estate have been nmrie
within the past few days. The fol
lowing sales of Importance were made
recently; A. Barhan, residence,
$4500; Walter L. Tooze, 1 lots on
Main street, $2650; O. D. Henderson,
one-half lot on Main street, $650. The
city is filling up with Eastern Invest
ors, and prices are Dooming, inoi a
bouse is vacant In the city.
Exhibit from Umatilla County.
Pendleton. Dr. A. Ie Roy, superin
tendent of the Oregon Information
Bureau, met the Commercial Club for
the purpose of interesting the citizens
of Umatilla county In making an elab
orate exhibit of products of the coun
ty for the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Mr. Le Roy said he would permit this
county to use the exhibit collected by
the Information Bureau at the opening
of the fair and until the time tc
gather a fresh exhibit of the various
products of this county next year.
Smelter for Clackamas Mine.
Oregon City. The financial Mining
Company, which controls 11 claims on
the headwaters of the Clackamas
river, 80 mlleg from Oregon City, has
contracted for a 50-ton smelter at a
cost of $10,000, to be at work within a
year. Eight of these claims are em
braced In the Silver King, EBther and
Mother Lode groups, and have large
deposits of copper. The Oklahoma haa
three claims of free-milling ore and
the company will put in a stamp mill
Congested with freight Cars.
Umatilla. The yaTds at this point
are congested with freight cars from
both the Oregon and Washington di
visions. Crews are working double
shifts to handle the immense wheat
shipments. Considerable Asiatic
freight la being shipped on through
trains to the east via this point. Pas
senaer traffic has also reached the
Portland Walla Willa, 83c;
blueatem, 86c; valley, 687-
Jacoroa Blueatem, 69e; club,
Colfax Club,73c; blueatem, 76c.
""li OWN VESSELS.
Theu. . North Sea Incident rinds
favor In London.
London, Nov. 2. Consideiable dis
cussion of the theory that the Russians
fired on their own ships and sank one
of their own torpedo boats at the time
of the North sea outrage bai been heard
in the laBt two days in the clubs fie-
quented by naval offlcois. Nobody
questions the correctness of the theory
or its compatibility with all the fact
known about the sad affair. The naval
offioer who suggested this theory, tald
"I confidently bel eve that the In
quiry will substantiate my hypothesis.
UI course, 1 don't know that anv tor
pedo boat was sunk by Russian battle
ships, but if one was sunk, as Admiral
Rojestvensky alleges, it must have
been a Russian boat. The thii a to do
is to call on the Russians to produce
their torpedo boats. If none has been
sunk it should be possible to produce
the exact number which entered the
North sea a little over a week ago.
"But whatevtr niay be the reference
to the sinking of one of these craft,
there seems to he no doubt whatever
that two of the Russian torpedo boats
reached Cherbourg in a damaged condi
tion, bearing marks which indicate to
my mind that they were the objects of
attack by Roestvenjsky's battleships.
"The Blesty Aachtihi had her Btem
battered and another boat had shot
holes in her sides. It is for the in
quiry board to find how these injuries
weie received. I notice, however, that
the BleBty Aechtchi is getting away as
fast as possible, the having already
been reported as having sailed eastward
from Tangier. It may be that an effort
is being made to have her so far away
as to make it impossible for the inquiry
board to get at her officers and find out
what they know about the North sea
"Admiral Roteatvensky says that the
torpedo boats bombarded his Lattle
ships and wounded tome among his
crew. That is silly, as a torpedo boat
does not bombard battleships. That is
not their method of attack.
"Theie is arother method of explan
ation of the injured battleships. The
fishermen say the Russians were on
both sides of their craft and 'hat the
shots came (torn both ways. If that
were so, it may easily happen that one
of the Russian battleships fired into
another. Again the wounded among
the crews of the battleships may be the
survivors nf the sunken torpedo boat.
"I cannot help wishing that Great
Britain's arrangemf nt with Russia pro
vided for the detention of all the ves
sels of the Baltic fleet, instead of sim
ply the four battleships now at Vigo.
I believe some very important evidence
is running away from u"
VITAL PARTS BARE.
New United States Vessels Are Not
San Francifco, Nov. 2. The Chroni
cle today says: "Naval officers have
succeeded for many months in keeping
secret a peculiar structuial feature of
the new battleship Ohio, which, lu the
opinions of'tbemselves, as well as oth
ers, is nothing else than a glaring de
fect of a nature so serious that, as one
officer expressed it, amounts to an invi
tation to an enemy to do the vessel
enormous damage in action.
"The delect consists of omitting to
put armor around the after end of the
superstructure within which are mount
ed ten 6-inch rapid-fire guns. This
omission, it is held, makes the big war
vessel dangerously vulnerable in a vital
part to hostile shots coming from eith
"Furthermore, shells entering this
place might do great damage to the
engine room, the hatch of which is well
at in side the casemate and a shell
bursting inside the casemate armor
would probably send fragmecnts into
the engine room.
"The fault does not lie either with
the builders or thi naval constuctors
detailed to supervise the work. The
Ohio was built strictly according to the
plans and specifications which were
made in the navy department in Wash
ington under the direction and scrutiny
of the boaid of constitution."
The Chronicle further says:
"The Ohio is not the only one of the
new battleships with this fault. Her
two Bister ships, the Mal. e and the
Missouri, as well as the Wisconsin,
Alabama and the Illinois, have this
City In names.
Chefoo, Nov. 1. The third general
attack on Port Arthur began October
24, according to unimpeachable autho
rity. October 26 Japanese shells set
fire to the only smokeless powder mag
azine in Port Arthur. Portions of the
town caught fire, the conflagration con
tinuing the whole day. October 26
also the Japanese captured the Russian
trenches on the slope of Rihlung moun
tain4, also a fortified position protect
ing that fortress. The Japanees con
aider the progress of the siege to be
Russian Minister Knows It.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 2. It is prac
tically admitted by the authorities that
the Russian minister of marine is in
po'srgaion of definite information that
the Baltic fleet fired upon its own tor
pedo boats in the North sea, mistaking
them for Japanese vessels. These tor
pedo boats, finding themselves attacked
and la boiing alao under the delusion
that the enemy waa near, replied. In
this manner a numbei were slightly
Discontented In Colombia.
Panama, Nov. 2. Advices from
rnr re nor t that there ia irreat disron-
I tent there and throughout Colombia.
SAILS JHE AIR
"California Arrow" Proves a
AERONAUT WAS UP 2,000 PEET
Hying Machine at St. Louis Turns
In Every Direction and De
at t .... ; . v f, i . u i
j. uuu.a, u,, annr ciiuuug in
every direction at a height ot 2,000 feet
above the Cascades in sight ot thou
sands ol cheering, enthusiastic tpecta-
I tors on the World's fair gionnda, A.
IKoy Knabenshue, of Toledo, In com-
manu ol the airship "Califotaia Ar
low," today returned to the p. ace from
which he started over the same course
that he had come,, covering the three
miles and a half of the round trip
under his own power and demonstrat
ing the claims of the Inventor, Captain
Thomas 8. Baldwin, of an Francisco,
that the 'California Arrow" ia not
only dirigible, but that it can make
headway against a moderate breeze.
Knabenshue started from the aero
nautic course at 8:37 P. M., and re
turned after his remarkable flight at
4 :05 P. M. On the return trip the air
ship moved slowly over the exact spot
irom which it had arisen 28 minutes
previously, and glided about 100 , feet
further west, where it settled graceful
ly to the ground.
The descent of the ariship was the
signal for a demonstration the equal of
which lias not been seen since the
wheels of the World's tail started last
April in response to the pressure of a
key by President Roosevelt. Dozens of
eager hands were outstretched to grasp
i tie irame o: me airship and the flying
machine with its daring navigator was
carried around the concourse upon the
shoulders of the shouting men. Hats
were thrown into the air, and when
Knabenshue called for three cheers for
his home town they were given with a
will, and another round followed for
Knabenshue and Baldwin.
CIRCULATION IS INCREASING.
Philippine Currency Legislation
Proving a Success.
Washington, Nov. 2. Tha bureau ol
insular affairs today gave out a state
ment touching conditions applying to
the Philippine currency. The secre
tary of war haa received the following
cablegram from the civil governor of
the Philippines, showing tha effect ot
the currency legialation:
"The approach of October 1, when
the first currency taxing became effect
ive, caused large expoit of Mexictin
pesos commercially and large Inflow of
Hpanlsh-Filip.'no coins into the treas
"In September 1,197,500 Mexican
pt bos were exported and 638,622 Span
it-b-Filiplno pesos came into the treas
ury and were withdrawn from circula
tion. During September the actual
circulation of new currency increased
1,981,000 pesos. In October to date
1,082,995 pesos, American currency.
Mexican huv been exported commer
cially and 1)50.000 Spanish-Filipino by
the insular government for recoinage.
Have on hand nearly 600,000 Spanish
Filipino pesos for recoinage. Increase
of actual circulation new coins for
October approximately 1,300,000
TERM IT WANTON.
British Commissioners Investigate
Attack on rishermen.
London, Nov. 2. Four commission
ers, representing the board of trade and
owners, who were sent October 25, at
the suggestion of the loreign office, to
ascertain the damage done to the North
sea trawlers by the Russian Second
Pacific squadron, have just returned
and presented a verbal report confirm
ing the report that some of the trawlers
were seriously damaged by shells and
machine gun fire, while others sufTerjd
in a smaller degree. Trawlers and
fishing gear were destroyed or damaged,
they say, and fragments of a four-inch
shell which burst on the deck of the
trawler Thrush and many other evi
dences of the "deadly and wanton" at
tack were found.
Japan Gives Line on War Budget.
Tokio, Nov. 2. Preliminary esti
mates of the budget, covering January,
February and March, 1905, and the fis
cal year commencing in April next,
have been completed and will be sub
mitted to the Diet at its next meeting,
November 25. The war expenses are
estimated at $385,000,000 and the or
dinary expenses at $60,000,000. It is
proposed to provide for the war ex
penses by increasing the taxation to
$45,000,000, by retrenchment in the
administrative expeuses and public
works of $35,000,000.
Sure Only Eighteen Perished.
Trinidad, Colo,. Nov. 2. Eighteen
coflina were shipped to Tercio today on
an order of the Rock Mountain coal and
iron company for the burial of the vic
tims of the explosion which occurred a
few days ago. The bodies have not yet
been recovered, but local officials of the
company who tiave canvassed the town
now assert that only 18 men were in
the mine at the time of the explosion.
It is conceded that none of these will
be found alive.
Chinese Bandits More Active.
Harbin, Nov. 2. The activity of
Chinese bamiit" ia increasing all along
the railroad, and the region is swarm
ing with Japanese spies in Russian,
Chinese and Euiopean disguises, who
are offering large rewards for the Chi
nese engaged in supplying the Russian
commissaries, hoping thus to cripple
the Russian supply department.
HOOD RIVER OREGON