The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, November 10, 1904, Image 1

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Issued everv Thursday by
ARTHUR D. MOB. Pu Milker.
Terms of subscription ll.fiu jrau nu paid
Is advtnoe.
U PKN 1)0. Meets Um Second and Fourtb.
Fridays of the mouth. Visitors cordially wel
Corned. It. 0. Baosius, Counsellor.
Hum Nellie Clam, Secretary.
(Juion No. 1-U. meet lu Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays lu eaca month,
7 :8u o'clock. K. L. Rood, President.
C. U. Hum, Secretary.
tllith UIL'VU '-.UU 9 WA U W .
meet In t. ot tf. liell every 'Wednesday
diem m. a. ttuaacLL, v. c,
C. U. Dakim, Clerk.
HOOD R1VEK CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meU
on first and third Tuesday of each mouth
in oaa fellow nail. A. u. otatkn, u. u
F. U. Buoo, Clerk.
YTAUUOMA LOHOK, No. 80, K. ol P., menu
" Id K. of r. Hall every Tuesday night.
C. E. Human, K. of R. A 8.
meets second aua fourtn luesaay even
ings of each mouth. Visitors cordially wel
comed. THIMBU Cartnke, W. 11,
alas. Maby B. Davidsom. Becretary.
HOOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 6t, Women of
Woodcraft, meets at K. of P. Hall on the
first and third Fridays of each month.
Helen Norton, Guardian Neighbor.
NiLME Uoixowill, Clerk.
UfUlT Un 1. SAD a . 1
- O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth Saturday.
oi eacn moiun at t o ciuca p. m. au u. A. a.
members Invited to meet with us.
H. H. Bailey, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant
CAN BY W. R. C, No. 16, meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each month In A. O. U.
W. Hall at 2 p. m.
Una. Alida Shokmakm, President.
Mm. T.J. Cunnino, Secretary.
neguiar meeting second and lourtn Mon
days ol each mouth. A, J. Uatchell, C. P.
Bert Entbican, Scribe.
IDLEWILD LODGE. No. 107, I. O. O. F.. mec
In Fraternal Hall, every Thursday nlgbt.
Ed. Mayes, N. .
a. c. dmiih, secretary.
meet third Friday night of each month.
U. it. I.ABTNEK, a. r.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foresters o.
America, meets second and fourth Mon
days in each mouth In K. of P. Hall.
H. T. DeWitt, C. R.
F. C. Bbosics, Financial Secretary.
87. 1. O. O. F., meets Ural and third Friday
in eacn month. Francis Mosul. N. U.
Thkbehi Castnek, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A
11., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. B. Savage, Secretary.
LETA ASSEMBLY No. 108, United Artisans,
meets tirht and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social ; Arti
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
- K. M. UcCabty, Becretary.
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Bradley. Financier. W. B. Shuts, W. M.
1. O. Haynes, Recorder.
1VERS1DE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. V. W, meeu first and third Satur
days at 8 p. m. Mr. Sarah Bradley, C. of H,
Miss Cora CorrLR, Recorder.
Mas. Lucrrtia 1' rather, Financier
Meets at K. of P. hall on the second and
fourth Friday of each month.
Um. Emma Jones, Oracle.
Mrs. Ella Darin, Recorder.
WAUNA TEMPLE, No. 6, Rathbone S sters,
mee; every second and fourth Thurs
day ot each month.
Amanda Whitehead, M. E. C.
Stella Richardson, M. of R. and C.
Has returned to Hood River and la prepared
to do any work in the veterinary line. He can
be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
drug store.
Office over Rowley & Co.'s Pharmacy,
Hood River Heights.
Phone 1)01.
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Maiu 961.
- Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertson A Co. Collec
tions, Abstracts, Settlement of Estates.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 381; residence, M.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
Successor to Dr. H. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or ooantry
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 811; Office, 818.
Offic over Reed's Grocery.
j r. watt, m. a
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office), 281; residence, 2M.
For 28 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has bad many years experience in
Real Estate matters, as aba tractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
do charge.
Abstract! Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon,
p C. BR0S1US, M. D.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office) Bonn: 10 to 11 A. M.; 1 to 3
and 0 to 7 P.M.
Roosevelt Will Have
325 Votes.
Baltimore Sun Gives Up Close
Oregon Gives Teddy 40,000 Plural
ityMead Leads in Washing,
ton Idaho Count Slow.
New York, Nov.9. (Z a. m.) With
Maryland Republican, as tLe Baltimore
Sun concedes early this miming, the
Kepuhlican vote in the electoral college
will be the unprecedented one of 325 for
Roosevelt and Fairbanks to 151 (or
Parker and Davis. Not only la thig far
in excess of McKinley's vote, 292, in
1900, but Judge Parker's vote is four
less than that given Mr. Bryan four
vears ago. It is practically certain
that the Republican national ticket has
carried every state in the Union out-
tide of the so-called solid South. It
may take the official count to decide
Maryland. The Republican majority
in the next house of representatives
will be not less than 50.
South Dakota.
Sioux Falls, 8. D., Nov. 9. Chair
man Martin, of the Democratic state
entral committee, has issued a state
ment in which he concedes Roosevelt
polled 60,000 votes, Pi rkar 30,000 and
Watson 15,000.
North Dakota.
Graud Forks, N. D., Nov. 9. Rooee-
velt tarried North Dakota by from 20,-
000 to 25,000. This is an increase of
over 60 per cent from McKinley's ma
jority. The state ticket is elected by
probably 4,000 less.
White River Junction.Vt., Nov. 9.
Roosevelt carried Vermont yesterday by
about 31,000. He ran ahead of Mc
Kinley's vote in 1900, while Parker ran
behind that of Bryan.
New Jersey.
Newark, N. J., Nov. 9 New Jersey
was carried by the Republicans by a
uinger majority than ever the most san-
ituine of the Republican predictions.
The state gave in the neighborhood of
60,000 for Roosevelt.
Boston, Nov. 9. Sufficient returns
Irom yesterday's election have been re
vived to indicate the election of w. L.
Douglas, Democrat, for governor by al
most 20,000 plurality.
Kooeevelt carries the state by a big
plurality. Chairman Rush, of the
Democratic committee, concedes it is
Milwaukee, Nov. 9. It is generally
conceded that Roosevelt has carried
Wisconsin by 60,000. Both Republi-
n and Democratic state chairmen
'laim the state respectively for La
Folletteand Peck.
Columbus, O., Nov. 9 Based on le
urns received at 1 o'clock", if the pres
ent ratio of gains is maintained for the
unreported precincts, Ohio will give
Roosevelt 200.000 plurality, indica
tions are that the Republicans will
elect 20 of the 21 congressmen. The
majority for Roosevelt exceed the high-
water mark of 137,000 attained in 1894.
rWrnir. Nov. 9. Michliran todav
was the scene of a veritable landslide,
Roosevelt and Fairbanks hsve carried
tha rt hv an nnnrecedenled maioritv
variously estimated at from 100,000 to
150,000. Frederick Warner for go
ernor and the Republican state ticket.
are elected.
Des Moines, Nov. 9. Returns are
slow in coming in, but the indications
on well-distributed retrrns indicate that
Roosevelt's plurality will be 125,000
and the entire state ticket will have
about the same number. Republicans
elect ten congressmen.
Wilmington.Del., Nov. 9. Roosevelt
hss carried Delaware by about 2,500.
The Republicans claim that they will
have 40 of the 62 members of the legis
lature on joint ballot.
Boise, Idaho. Nov. 9. Returns from
the state are so incomplete at 1 :30 that
it is impossible to give more than
rough estimates of majorities. In
every part of the state Roosevelt and
Gooding ran far better than was antici
pated by moat obsetvers.
Indianapolis, lnd., Nov. 9. Indiana
has been carried by the Republicans by
from 46,000 to 65,000. The legislat
ure wiU be Republican by nearly 60. -
Salt Lake City, Nov. 9 Scattered
returns from'this state indicate that
Roosevelt will have a plurality Exceed
ing 7,000. Indications point to the
election of John C. Cutler, Republican
for governor.
Jat kwnville.Fla., Nov. 9. The usual
Democratic majorities in Florida arc
indicated. The Democratic candidates
for congress are all elected.
New Oleans, Nov. 9. The Demo
crats have carried Louisiana for Paiker
by a majority of probably 35,000.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 9. Both
Democrats and Republicans are claim
ing the state. Returns indicate a ma
jority of 15,000 votes for the Democrat
ic national ticket, and perhaps 6,000
less for Frazier, Democratic candidate
for governor.
Austin, Tex., Nov. 9. Nearly com
plete returns show that the vote cast
will hardly exceed 376,000, of which
250,000 where cast for Parker, 60,000
for Roosevelt and the remainder scat
Montgomery , Ala., Nov. 9. The
Democratic ticket carried with the
usual majorities, electing everything.
Little Rock, Ark , Ncv. 9. This
state is carried by Parker by a slightly
increased majority over the last general
Pavannah, Ga., Nov. 9. This state
will send all 13 Democratic electors to
the college to name the president.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 9. The Re
publicans at this time concede the Dem
ocrats nearly everything.
Portland, Nov. 9. Roosevelt and
Fa rbanks carried Oregon by more than
40,000 plurality, with a Iwo-tbirds
vote polkd.
Seattle, Nov. 9. With meager re
turns from the state the indications are
that Roosevelt has cariied by a plural
itv nf limit 88.000. Mead and the
entire state ticket will be elected by
perliaps p.uuu.
New York.
New York, Nov. 9. The returns are
ctusing amazement everywhere. Lat
est returns show that there were cast
for Roosevelt in New York state about
185,000 votes more then foi Parker.
Not only was his vote heavy in the
country districts, but in Greater New
Baltimore, Nov. 9. The Sun, which
supported the Democratic presidential
nominee, concedes at 2:30 a. m. that
Roosevelt carried the Btate by about
Omaha, Nov. 9. At midnight the
indications are that Roosevelt has car
ried Nebraska by a plurality of 36,000
to 40,000. The Republicans have
elected congressmen in the First,
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth districts. The
Second and third aie in doubt.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 9. Returns so
far indicate that Roosevelt has carried
the state by a good vote.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 9. The state
has gone about the usual number Dem
ocratic .
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 9. Roosevelt
is carried Wyoming by 7,500 to 8,-
nas carried Wyoming uy (,ouu w o,-
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uuu. nruusLB, npuuiuau, hub wvi
elected governor by over 4,000 over Ob
hnrna Tic mivraUp
Brooks, Republican, has been
l V. . a rtnn na
borne, Democratic
Torjeka. Kan . Nov. 9. At 12:30 a.
' m. Chairman Stubbs, of the Republi
' can State commitete, claimed the elec
tion of Hoch for governor by a plurali
ty of 50,000 Roosevelt's plurality will
be close to 100,000.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 9. Rootevelt
received a record-breaking pluiality in
Minnesota, going far beyond McKin
ley's margin of 77,000 four years ago.
On the face of the returns so far receiv
ed the Republican electoral lick?t will
have a plurality of over 100,000.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 9. Estimates at
midnight from scattering and incom
plete returns indicate a plurality of
over 10,000 for Roosevelt in Colorado.
The result as to congressmen and state
officers is in doubt.
Philadelphia, Nov. 9. The Republi
cans made an almost clean sweep in
Pennsylvania, carrying the state for
Roosevelt by over 300,000 and electing
two of the six state senators and 29 of
the 32 congressmen,
Portland, Maine, Nov. 9. With a
Slightly decreased vote Maine today
gave the usual Republican majorities.
Democrats shewed less interest than
Republican and many did not vote.
Reno, Nev., Nov. 9. Count proceed
ing very slowly. So far as beard from
the Repuolican state ticket ia in the
lead. The state is conceded to Roosevelt.
North Carolina.
Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 9. The count
Is proceeding slowly. Republicans
concede Parker a good majority.
Nsw Hampshire.
New Hampshire has been carried
overwhelmingly by tha Republicans.
Jackson, Miss, Nov. C The Demo
cratic plurality is unusually large in
Mississippi, having reached the total
of about 50,000. All Democratic con
gressmen are elected. ,
Rhode Island.
Providence, R. I., Nov. 9, Indies
tions at midnight were that Roosevelt
had carried Rhode Island by a pluiali
ty of over 5,000 The mult for gov
ernor was still in doubt with Utter,
Republican, slightly in the lead.
West Virginia.
Whiwdinff. W. Va.. Nov. P Frnm
ballots now counted it is certain that
Roosevelt has cariied the state bv a
very comfortable majority. Cornwall,
Dem., is in the lead for governor.
San Francisco, Nov. 9. Roosevelt
has carried the state by a majority
larger than McKinley did four yeais
ago. Of the eight congressmen to be
elected, the Republicans are assured of
seven, with the Seeond district in
New Haven, Nov. 9. The New
Haven Register, Indepen ent, claims
the state of Connecticut for Roosevelt
by over 20,000, the election of Roberts,
Republican, for governor by nearly as
8outh Carolina.
Columbia, 8. C, Nov. 9. Parker
bag carried South Carolina by nut less
than 40,000 plurality. The Democrat
ic stat- ticket has been elected without
St. Louis, Nov. 9. At 1 o'clock the
results of the election in Missouri were
in doubt. Both sides claimed victory.
The Democratic state committee claim
ed the state had arried by a
majority of 35,000. On the other
hand, State Republican Chairman
Neidringhaus was equally assertive that
the state majorities would reach 5,000.
Chicago, Nov. 9. The indications,
based on the returns received, are that
the Republican national ticket has car
ried Illinois by about 150,000. The
Demociats declare that the flgnr.s wire
exaggerated, but admit that Roosevelt
Will have a plurality not far from 100,-
Sensational Charges Made by a Bel
grade Newspaper.
Belgrade, Nov. 9. A great sensation
has been caused by the statement of the
newspaper Narodi List that it has
proofs to the effect that the regicides
and conspirators are spreading among
the people the assertion that it was
Russia which -desired the removal of
the Austropbile Obrenovich dynasty.
It is alleged by the paper that a Rus
sian official fiequently had a confi
dential conference with the piincipal
actors of the tragedy.
It is pointed out by the paper that
every one of the regicides has received
the Star of Kaiageorge, and the state
ment is now made that they are soon
to receive some distinction frnm the
czar of Russia. The editor of the
paper challenges the Servian govern
ment to start action against him, as he
says be is prepared to prove his state
ments in court.
Germany Shows Good reeling.
Berlin, Nov, 9. A paragraph print
ed in the Not th German Gazette gives
utterance to the great pleasure of Ger
many at the inauguration of negotih.
tions for an arbitration treaty with
America. The paper comments to ti e
effect that while in the past the two
nations have had differences, the pres
ent conditions show that between the
countries exists the fullest amity, with
out the slightest infringement by either
of the other's progress. This uttei
ance is believed to be governmentally
Germany's Little War.
Berlin, Nov. fl. According to official
figures received by the foieign office,
the Southwest African war has cost
Germany about (20,000,000, and al
though it is believed that the Herrero
uprising is nearing its end, the strug
gle with the Witbois is as bitter as
ever. Fears are expressed in Berlin
that the Witboi rising will be followed
by rebellious movements in other part'
of the colony, and it is understood that
additional troops will be sent.
Hero Meets Death in rire.
New York, Nov. 9. Joseph Capplcr
a hotel keeper of Chauncry, Westcbest
ei county, after saving his aged moths,
and father and three children from his
burning hotel, loft his own life early
today by rushing into the flames when
he learned that his wife Bad not escap
ed. The bodies of Capple and his wile
were fonnd later in tbe ceiler lying
side by aide, burned beyond recogni
Movement on root Amongst Mining
Men of tastern Oregon.
Baker City. There la a movement
among the mining men ot this section
of the state to bring about the repeal
ot tha Eddy corporation law. A peti
tion la being circulated asking the
legislature to repeal tha law. It It la
not possible to secure the repeal ot
the law then It la hoped the legisla
ture will so amend the present law as
to reduce the fees charged mining
corporations. The mining men also
object to the annual tax to the state,
which ranges from $125 to't200. It
Is pointed out that often a mining
company is obliged to Incorporate for
a large sum and await the sale of
stock before the work ot development
can be pushed. Mining men say that
It not Infrequently happens that a
mine is Incorporated and several
years elapse before it becomes a pro
ducing mine, yet under the present
law the corporation is obliged to pay
an annual tax to the state which In
some instances becomes a heavy bur
den, especially to the poor prospector.
The petitioners argue that an ex
ception should be made in favor of
mining corporations for the reason
that it is necessary to incorporate un
developed claims In order to raise
money to exploit them. A strong lob
by will doubtless be sent from all the
mining districts to work for the re
peal or amending of the present law.
Surveyor McCalt Leaves Ashland In
Charge of Party.
Medford. Surveyor J. A. McCall, of
Ashland, and party have left for Butte
Creek Falls to make the final survey
of the proposed railroad from the
Butte Falls Milling Company's plant
to Eagle Point, a distance ot 15 miles.
Preliminary survey has already been
made between these two points and a
permanent survey will be made in
order to get everything ready for
grading, which will begin when the
survey is completed.
Construction work will commence
about April 1 next. There are two
feasible routes from Eagle Point to
the Southern Pacific railroad, but so
far as known the choice baa not yet
been made. The route from Eagle
Point to Medford Is probably three or
four miles longer than to Central
Point, but the fact that Medford Is
the cemmerclal center of the Rogue
river valley and jackson county will
go far toward making it the terminal
of this road. i
Lane Court Gives Pair Money.
Eugene. The matter of an exhibit
of Lane county products has been de
finitely settled by the county court
making an appropriation of $500 to be
expended In preparing a suitable dis
play. This action was taken after an
argument by a committee from the
Eugene Commercial club, who appeal
ed Btrongly for a proper display from
the county In order to show the pub
lic Its resources. It Is now the Inten
tion to make an exhibit that will sur
pass any. This In addition to the mln
Inir exhibit from the Blue river mines,
now being prepared will certainly
make Lane county's display attrac
tive. Suit Over Valuable Tailings.
La Grande. County Judge Eakin
heard a motion to dissolve an injunc
tion obtained from the county court
of Iteker county to Union county on
behalf of the Virtue Mines Develop
ment Company, against Earnest Dale
Owen, of Chicago. Owen bought all
the tailings on the property of the old
Virtue mine. Some of these had been
made by an old mill before the concen
trates were saved. These tailings
proved to be very valuable, far more
so than was supposed, and the com-
nany Is trying to stop the purchasers
from taking them.
Wasco Commences on Display.
Hood River. Wasco county will ex
pend 400 In collecting products for
a display at the Lewis and Clark ex
position. Commissioner Hlbbard has
securer 200 boxes of Hood River ap
ples which will be placed In cold stor
age until next summer, t irty or
these boxes came from the orchard
of Sears & Porter. The Dalles or
chards will also contribute 50 boxes
of annles. Grains and grasses will be
secured from the eastern end of the
Clackamas at the lalr.
Oregon City. The Clackamas coun
ty court has appropriated $1000 t6 be
expended under the direction of the
court In gathering and Installing an
exhibit of Clackamas county products
at the Lewis and Clark fair. By co
operating with the members of the
general and executive committee on
the Clackamas county 1905 fair exhib
it, the members of the court expect to
arrange a display that will be second
to none other.
Aids in Hop Display Exhibit.
Salem. Walter L. Tooze. who has
the hon display In the Mar
lon county exhibit at tbe Lewis and
Clark fair, has appointed W. H. fcgan,
Julius Wolf. H. J. Ottenhelmer and
T A. Llvesley to aid in the work of
that department
Seeding at Weslon.
Weston. Seeding has' been under
way for the past two weeks In this
section, and already the wheat is be
plnnlsg to appear above tbe groand.
Although it is a Utile dry, the work Is
being hurried to completion.
Testimony of ex-Surveyor General
In Warren Valley Case'
Salem. The deposition of ex-Sur
veyor General W. H. Byars was taken
before Frank Lovell, assistant secre
tary ot state, In the suit brought by
the Btate ot Oregon against the War
ner Valley Stock Company, to cancel
patenta Issued to that company which
were alleged to have been Issued upon
the fraudulent representation that
they were swamp lands.
Mr. Byars teBtlflod that he surveyed
the township in which the greater
part of tbe land is situated, as United
States department surveyor In Aug
ust, 1879; that at that time tbe land
was so wet and swampy that he could
not run tbe survey across it and
he was compelled to meander it and
return the land as marsh; that he
tiled to run the lines further Into the
swamp, but had to back out, owing
to the swampy character of the land;
that he ran the meander line practi
cally along the edge ot the marsh;
that the land In controversy, at the
time this survey was made, had the
appearance of being a permanent
marsh and was covered with a heavy
growth of tall swamp grass and flags.
feud Between Rival Interests on
Range In Crook County.
Prlnevllle. Two hundred sheep
were shot down by a band of mounted
masked men 28 miles east of this city
October 15. U. 8. Cowles, of Hay
creek, was the sufferer at the hands
of the unknown men. The range is In
an isolated Bectlon of Crook county
and the news of the depredation has
Just reached this place.
The herder says that late on the af
ternoon of October 16 a dozen masked
men rode up to tbe band of 4000 sheep
and, after ordering him away, began a
fusilade on the animals. When
Cowles with a number of his neigh
bors rode to the rescue the next morn
ing he found about 200 muttons
stretched out on the ground and the
rest of the band scattered far and
wide. The stragglers were collected
with great difficulty.
Great apprehension is felt both by
the cattle and sheep Interests at this
renewed outbreak of hostilities.
Thousands of dollars' worth of stock
hay and fences have been destroyed
In the Btruggle this spring and sum
mer for control of grazing lands In
Crook county.
Plenty of Wood for Salem.
Salem. That there will be plenty of
wood for fuel In Salem next year, 1b
iudlcated by the bids now being re
ceived for furnishing wood for the
state institutions. Though the state
boards will receive bids for a week
yet, there are already more offers on
hand than were received altogether
last year. As all the state Institutions
here are controlled by practically the
same state officers, the bids for fuel
for all the institutions are received at
one time. The state uses 8000 cords
of wood a year at Salem.
Kept Sweet Three Years.
Corvallis. Prune juice kept In bot
tles in the bacteriological department
al the Oregon Agricultural college Is
exactly the same nows as the day Is
was put up. Bottles of It recently
opened were found to have the same
flavor, freshness and sweetness as
when It was squeezed from the prunes
and put away, more than three years
ago, by Professor Pemot. A low-temperature
process of sterilization was
used, and the experiment makes It
certain that there is a wide field for
a profitable Industry in Oregon in pre
serving sweet cider.
rir Log Prices Go Up.
Astoria. There has been an im
provement during the past few days
in the demand for yellow flr logs in
the Lower Columbia river district, and
as a result the price has advanced
from $6 and $6.50 per thousand to $7
and $7.50. Several of the loggers have
already notified the mlllmen that no
more sales will be .made at the old
figures. The cause of this advance Is
a better market In the East for the first
grades of lumber, and a drop off In
the demand for the lower grades.
Better Prices for Cattle.
Baker City. There Is a decided Im
provement In prices offered for cat
tle over those of a month ago. A
number of sales have been made the
past 10 days to M. McDonald of Walla
Walla and to Portland ana neattie
packers. With the departure of the
cattle now bargained for, there ap
pears to be plenty of feed to carry
the remaining herds of this county
through an ordinary winter.
Prize Ram Goes to Polk.
Monmouth. By express J. H. Haw-If-y,
who owns a large farm at McCoy,
has Just received a fine ram of the
Lincoln breed of sheep. This ram was
purchased at St. Louis, where he took
the sweepstake prize over all compet
itors. ,
Receipts of Land Office.
Salem. The receipts of the state
land office for October amounted to
$26,928.54. This sum is a little below
the average monthly receipts.
Wheat Market.
Portland Walla Wills, 81082c;
blnestem, 84086c; valley, 8687o
Tscoma Bluestem, 89Jc; club,
ColUx Club,73c; bluestem, 76c.
Russia Said To Have Intercepted
Japanese Message.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 8. Ihe Asso
ciated Press has obtained official confir
mation of the sensational report that
an intercepted dispatch from the Jap
anese minister at The Hafue would be
produced in tbe court of inquiry into
the recent North sea affiair to prove tbe
existence of a plot to destroy the Rus
sian Baltic fleet. Theie la said to be
good ground for believing the report to
be true, and there are many Indica
tions that the Russian government baa
been long In possession of strong evi
dence of a Japanese plan to luterept all
of Admiral Roieatvenskv's warshtDS.
This explains the willingness of Rat
sia to submit the case to international
arbitration. She wonld scarcely have
proposed this course unless convinced
she had a strong case.
It also develops that Emperor Nich
olas during an audience with British
Ambassador Hardinge declared in tbe
most positive terms that there were
Japanese torpedo boata in the North
sea. Apparently, Denmark was Im
pressed by the same belief. The Rus
sian dowager empress, who was then
In Copenhagen, naturally did not fail
to communicate to her father the com
munication received by her from St.
Petersburg. This would accont for the
extraordinary precautions adopted by
the Danish government in detailing
warships to escort the Baltie squadron
through Danish waters.
Another remarkable story is current
in well informed circles to the effect
that two balloons were seen hovering
over the 6kagerack while the Russian
fleet entered the North sea. These
were said to have been manned by Jap
anese, with tbe object of watching the
Russians and possibly dropping explo
No bint of suspicion is expected In
any responsible quarter that the Brit
ish government was In the slightest de
gree or in any way responsible (or the
alleged machinations of the Japanese
agents. On the contrary, officials cir
cies express tbe highest praise for the
conduct of the British government
throughout the North sea incident.
It is thoroughly appreciated here that
the activity nf the British fleet waa
necessitated by public opinion and waa
in no wise intended to coerce Russia.
Nearly One Hundred People on Los
Angeles Cars.
Los Angeles, Cel., Nov. 8. In a ter
rific rear end collision on tbe Long
Beach electric road today, in a dense
fog, nearly 100 persons were injured or
badly shaken np. That many per
sons were not killed outright Is aston
ishing. A car loaded down with Mexi
can workmen, while running at a speed
of more than 40 miles an hour crashed
Into a standing passenger Coach, which
had stopped to take on a passenger,
knocking it 200 feet along the rails,
and wrecking both coaches.
The terrible impact hot led the pas
sengers and laborers into heaps amid
flying timbers, iron and glass. Fifteen
pel ions were rendered unconscious, bat
miraculously none is reported fatally
hurt, unless it be the motormaa who
waa operating the work car.
When his car burst from the fog and
bore down upon the standing passenger
coach, he threw off the power and put
on the air at the time shrieking a
warning to those ahead. Although the
crash was Inevitable, he stuck to his
post and went down amid crushed tim
bers. The cause of the accident waa tha
dense fog and the fact that tbe passen
ger coach was about ten minutes late.
A car bound to this city from Long
Beach was stopped opposite the wreck
and many of the injured Were placed
aboard of it. While standing there, a
work car which had been following it
through the fog bumped Into it, and
more people were injured, some of those
who had received injuiies in tbe first
collision being again injured in the
second one. Both cars in the first col
lision were smashed to kindling wood,
and the passenger car, which received
tbe impact of the second accident, was
badly shattered, but waa run to the
city. t
Bids for Drydock Too High.
Washington, Nov. 8. The bureau of
yards and docks probably will refect ail
the bids thst were received for tbe
completion of the big drydock at the
Mare Island navy yard. The bids are
considered as excessive, and If the con
tract were made on the basis of those
figures the cost of the dock would far
exceed the original estimate and the
amount available for the work. It i
probably that this work will be carried
on by yard labor, except in certain
parts, such as furnishing the electrical
material and building the caisson.
Department Will Need Less Money.
Washington, Nov. 8. Acting Secre
tary Murray, of the department of com
merce and labor, made public today
the estimate of appropriations for the
department for the fiscal yeai beginning
July 1, 1905. The estimates aggiegate
$14,339,629, being $694,425 less than
the estimates for the fiscal year begin
ning July 1, 1904. The estimates for
the fiscal year of 1906 exceed the ap
propriations for the current fiscal year
by $4,218,444.
Difficulty Not with the Gun.
Washington, Nov. 8. As a result of
an investigation into tbe defect in the
12-inch shell ased oh United States
war vessels, noted during the recent
target practices of the North Atlantic
fleet, it has been reported by the board
of experts that the difficulty waa en
tirely with the steel bands on the pro
jectile, and not with the gun, as waa
apprehended. This defect can easily
be remedied.
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