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"IT'S A COLD PAY WHEN WE PET LEFT."
VOL. XVI. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 1904. XO. 28.
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HGOD RIVER GLACIER
iHued ererv Thursday by
ARTHUR D. MOB. Publisher.
1 enns ol subscription fl.M a few wtwa paid
AK GKOVB COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
U PEN DO. Meets the Heoond and Pound
Frldtviuf the month. Visitors eordiallr wel
comed. K. V. Baostus, Counsellor.
Mine Kau.il Cui. Secretary.
RDER-OR WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142. meets in Odd fellows' ball
second and fourth Baturdays In eaon inontb,
l:u o'clock. K. L. Rood, frealdeui.
C. V. Dakim. Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meeu In K. ol P. Hall every Wednesday
night at. M. Kusscu, V. C.
C. U. Dakim, Clerk.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 770, W. 0. W., meets
on flrat and third Tuesday of each mouth
In Odd Fellow Hall. A. C. bTATKM , C C.
r. H. Blaoo, Clerk.
WAUCOMA LOIHIE, No. 80, K. of P., meet.
In hi. ol P. Hall every Tuesday night.
H. M. DUkU, 0. C.
C. B. Himhan, K.of R. AS.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. B.B.,
meets second and fourth iuesday even
ings of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Thkkui Caktmbh, W. M.
Mas. Mait B. Davuwon. becretary.
OOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 624, Women of
woodcraft, meets at K. of P. Hall ou the
first aud third Fridays of each month.
11 KLIN Norton, Uuardlan Neighbor.
Nillii Hollow ill. Clerk.
CANBY 1'OKT, No. 16, O. A. R., meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall, second and (ourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. AU ti. A. ft.
members Invited to meet with us.
H. II. Bailky, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16, meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O. U.
W. Hall at 2 p. m.
Mhs. Alida SHOKMAkSR, President.
Mm. T. J. Cunninu, Becretary.
EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, I, O. O. F.,
Regular meeting second aud fourth Mon
days ol each month. A. J. Uatchkix, C. P.
Bert Emtbicam, Hcrlbe.
1DLEW1LD LODGE. No. 107, I. O. 0. F., meeU
iu Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
Ed. Mayks, N. O.
H. C. Bmiih, Secretary.
'OOD RIVER CHAPTER. No. 27. R. A. M..
meets third Friday night of each month.
u. n. astkkh, n. r.
D. McDonald, Becretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foresters of
America, meets second and fourth Mon
days In each month In kl. ot P. Hall.
H.T. DViTT,C. R.
F. C. Baosrus, Financial Becretary.
LAUREL KEBEKAU DEGREE LODGE, No.
87, 1. O. O. F., meets first and third Fridays
In each month. Francis Mousk, N. U.
Thkkisc Castnir, Secretary.
OOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A.
M., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. B. Havaoi, Secretary.
OLETA AB8EMBLY No. 108, United Artisans,
meets nrt and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social; Arti
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
K. M. McCarty, Secretary.
R" "ivERSIDE LODGE No. SB, A. O. U. W., meets
first and third Saturdays of each month.
B. R. Bradley, Financier. W. B. shots, W. M.
1. O. Hayncs, Recorder.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree ot Hon
or, A. O. U. W, meets firm and third Satur
days at 8 p. m. Mrs. Sarah Bradliy, C. ol H.
Miss Cora Copplr. Recorder.
Mrs. LticRRTtA Prathir, Financier
M0UNTAIN HOME CAMP No. 8,469, R. nTa.
Meeu at K. of P. hall on the second and
Jourtb Friday of each month,
Mrs. Kumjl Jones, Oracle.
Mrs. Ella Dakin, Recorder.
WAUNA TEMPLE, No. 6, Rathbone 8 sters,
meeis every second and fourth Thurs
day ol each month.
Amanda Whitehead, M. E. C.
Stella Richardson, M. of K. aud C.
Jfl E. WELCH,
THE VETERINARY SURGEON.
Has returned to Hood River and Is prepared
to do any work in the veterinary line. He can
be found by calling at or phoning to Clarke's
J)R. A. F. ROWLEY
Office over Rowley St Co.'b Pharmacy,
Hood River Heights.
J)R. W. T. ROWLEY (
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Main 961.
J H. HARTW1G
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertson 4 Co. Collec
tions, Abstracts, Settlement of Estates.
HOOD RIVER OREGON
Q H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, M.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
PHYSICIAN AND 8TJRGE0N.
Successor to Dr. M. t. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or oca n try.
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 618.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
F. WATT, M. a
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence. Jet
SURGEON O. R. N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, HO
TA&Y PUBLIC and REAL
- For 28 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
tniin. Has bad many years experience in
Real Estate matters, as abatraator, searcher of
titlee and agent, satisfaction guaranteed or
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiTJS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.i 1 to
and 6 to 7 r. Jtt.
JOGER 8. SANBORN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
MOOD RIVER ORIGON
Newsy Items Gathered from AH
Parts of the World. '
Or INTEREST TO OUR HEADERS
General Review of Important Happen-
penlgs Presented In a Brief and
Attorney General Moody will remain
in Roosevelt's new cabinet.
Two tramps were killed in a freight
train wreck near Walla Walla.
The new cruiser Pennsylvania will
soon be ready for her speed trial.
The United States and Switzerland
have agreed on an arbitration treaty.
The Red Star line steamer Kroon-
lnnd, reported lost, has arrived in New
The internal pevenue for October
was $155,105 less than for the same
month in 1903.
Francis E. Leupp has been appointed
Ind.'an commissioner, vice William A.
Roosevelt's address at the dedication
of the Frederick the Great statue great
ly pleased Germany.
The Spanish bark Taffala foundered
November 15 east of the Bermudas.
Her crew of 15 were drowned.
A prominent Georgian suggests that
the South cast its vote for Roosevelt
and make his election unanimous.
Great Britain has joined with the
United States in a protest to Turkey
against interference with missionaries.
Colonel Breckenridge is dead.
Forepaugh & Sells' pay wagon has
been broken into and $30,000 stolen.
General Stoeseel estimates recent
Japanese losess at Port Arthur at 10,
000. Italy has expressed her willingness
to take part in a Becond peace confer
ence at The Hague.
Japanese diplomats fear Chile and
Argentina will Bell warships to Russia.
despite official denials.
The statue of Frederick the Great, a
gift of the kaiser to America, has been
unveiled and acepted with great cere
mony at Washington.
London has received a report that
the Red Star line steamer Kroonland
foundered in midocean. The officers of
the company deny all knowledge of the
Three Denver election officials have
been fcund guilty of substrtuting bal
lots. Two of them were fined $1,000
and sentenced to prison for one year.
The third was fined $250 and sentenced
to jail for 60 days.
Naval estimates for the year ending
June 30, 1900, are $114,630,638, or
$17,372,448 gi eater than the sum last
voted by congress. Of this amount
$385,580 is asked fot Puget sound, to
be used in construction of new works.
War Minister Heurtas, ,of Panama,
The National Irrigation congress has
endorsed the 1905 exposition.
Fourteen miners were killed by a
coal gas explosion in the Fernie, B. C,
The Japanese are reported to have
blown up another Russian magazine at
Senator Cockrell. of Missouri, will
be offered a place on the civil service
commission when he retires.
Colonel Breckenridge is very low at
his home in Louisvile, Ky. Hope of
his recovery has been given up.
British fishermen expect to be well
paid for the North sea outrage. Claims
for over $27,000 have been put in.
General Stoetsel baa asked for am
munition, and Russia .ras ordered that
every risk be taken to meet his require
Holland has advised Secretary Hay
that it gladly accepts the suggestions
that the peae conference be reconvened
at The Hague.
Annoncemont has been made of the
completion of the fund of $000,000 for
the erection of a national monument to
the late President McKinley. ,
France's policy toward the Baltic
fleet is causing Japan much concern.
The National 1905 It rigation congress
will meet in Portland.
Henry Meldrum, ex-United States
surveyor for Oregon, has been found
guilty of forgery on 21 counts by a jury
in the United States federal court.
Roosevelt hag offered the attorney-
generalship to ex-Governor Black of
New York. His friends do not believe
he will accept, as he aspires to the sen
General Stoessel has informed the
ciar that he believes he can hold out
until the Baltie squadron arrives. He
says that, though hemmed in, the Rus
sians hold all the main forte. His
wound is only slight ene.
A trolley car at Toronto running wild
was struck by a freight car. Four peo
ple were killed and a number injared.
President Amandas, of Panama, has
stolen a march on General Huertas by
relegating the arrr.y to police ranks.
The commander-in-chief will appeal
to President Roosevelt. Minister Bar
rett, on account of intense excitement
prevailing, will ask for an American
ship to remain.
The weather around Mukden is grow
EXPLOSION CAUSES TIRE.
Missouri Building at St. Louis Talr
Totally Destroyed. (
World's Fair Grounds, St. Louis,
Nov. 22. The Missouri state buildirg
was destroyed by fire tonight, resulting
from the explosion of a ho water
beater in the basement. Instantly the
flames shot up through the rotunda
and the north wing and cupola were a
soiid mass of flames within ten nun
utes alter the explosion. The Icbs tan
not be estimated accurately, owing to
the temporary nature of the construction
material, which has no salvage value
The principal loss is in the contents cf
the building. The building cost $145,
000, and in the building were $75,000
worth of furnUhings, the most valuable
of which were portraits of ex-Missouri
governors and supreme judges. TheBe
cannot be replaced.
The fire was the most spectacular
that has occurred in St. Louis in years.
Thousands ot persons hutried from
all poitions of the grounds, attracted
by the sheet of flames that spurted
from the cupolas, making a far greater
brilliancy than the illumination of all
the buildings. A wind was blowing
from the south, and the flames shot
down the northern side of the cupola
and met a sheet of flames which envel
oped the northern wing. Instantly the
building was aflame from top to bot
tom in the northern half, Sparke
were carried over the United States
government building as iar northwest
as the Liberal Arts palace. Bucket
brigades weie hurried to the roofs of
these buildings, preventing ignition.
After the flames were under control
and had been sufficiently extinguished
to admit the firemen entering the
building the south wall fell without
warning and buried Lloyd Randolph,
driver of city engine No. 28, and Frank
O'Conuor, of city truck No. 9. Several
others only escaped by a narrow mar
gin. Captain Edward O'Neill, of
World's fair truck No. 4 was seriously
hurt, George Carenbach was killed and
Jerry Fagin, of the same company, was
piobably fatally injured.
TWELVE LIVES LOST IN PIPE.
Early Morning Blaze in New York
New York, Nov. 22. At least 12
lives were lost in a fire in a Brooklyn
tenement house early today, and the
firemen are searching for other bodies.
It is believed the death list will equal
15. Twelve persona were injured,
none, it is believed, fatally.
Shortly after 2 o'clock this morning
flames were found In the cellar of No.
186 Troutman street, a three story
rrame tenement house, and by the time
the firemen arrived the stairways and
air-shafts were ablaze and the baits
filled with smoke. Three other alarms
were turned in and loon a large detach
ment of firemen was at work fighting
Despite the efforts of the firemen the
flames spread to the adjoining tene
ments, 182, 184, 188 and 190. The
occupants of these houses were early
notified of their danger and it is be
lieved that all escaped.
The firemen found the dead bodies of
nine persons shortly after their arrival
st the scene and another was added to
the number within a few minutess.
Furthei search was rewarded by the
finding of the bodies of a man and a
woman in a bedroom on the top floor
of No. 186. They were severely
burned, but death, as in the cases of
the other victims, had been due to
euff ocat ion.
The first floor of the building, where
the fire originated, was occupied by
Antonio GiambalvoB, who conducted a
grocery store, his living apartments
being in the rear. The flames were
flrBt found, according to those who
turned in the first alarm, in the cellar
immediately under this store, and they
communicated with lightning rapidity
to the upper floors of the house. The
cause of the fire is unknown.
The money loss ia inconsiderable.
The occupants of the bonnes were la
May Succeed Hecker.
Washington, Nov. 22 Whi.e no an
nouncement has yet been made regard
ing the president's action in the selec
tion of a man to succeed Colonel Frank
J. Hecker on the isthmian canal com
mission, it is known he is considering
seriously the appointment of Senator
Francis M. Cockiell, of Missouri, to
the vacancy. It is intimated that Sen
ator Cockrell himsely practically will
have the determination ,of the matter.
If his health will permit him to under
take the arduous work it is reasonably
certain he can have the appointment.
Russia Buys Destroyer In England.
New York. Nov. 22. A remarkable
ctory comes from the Glasgow corres
pondent of the Ameican, to the eftect
that a topedo boat destoyer of great
speed, built in an English shipyard,
has been delivered to the Russian gov
ernment, and that Burke Roche, er
member of parliament from Ireland,
and well known in society, had com
manded the boat during its voyage
through the Kiel ship canal to Libau,
on the Baltic.
Italty for Arbitration.
Rome, Nov. 22. Foreign Minister
Tittonl today informed Ambassador
Meyer that be had given instructions to
the Italian ambassador at Washington
to sign an arbitration treaty with the
United States similar to those between
tbe United States and Fiance and
France and Great Britain.
BETTER THAN WHEAT.
Eastern Oregon Tarmer Raises 40
Acres of Potatoes.
Pendleton John Ferguson, who
raised a crop of potatoes on his land
adjoining the city limits on the south
side of Pendleton, has diswn the con
clusion that potato raising is much
more profitable than laieing wheat.
On 40 acres of land . Mr. Ferguson
this season raised 40 sacks to the acre,
or 1,600 sacks. As the market price
has been on an average ot at least $1.26
a sack since the beginning of the pota
to St ason up to the present time, he
estimates that his crop has brought
him in the neighborhood of $2,000,
without s great de l of labor. This
land was in wheat last season, growing
about 30 bushels to the acre. At the
same ratio bad it been in wheat he
would have had 1,200 bushels, anJ at
the market price of 75 cents a bushel,
would toUl $900, Besides the crop of
potatoes the land, as a result of the
cultivation, is more Denemeu man iiau
it been summer fallowed.
The potatoes grown in soil of the
nature of this field are of the best qual
ity. Being large, smooth and free
from clinging soil, they command a
premium of Irora 25 to 60 cents a Back
in California markets, in direct compe
tition with California potatoes.
Hie whole of Uniatil.a county has
the same soil as this particular field,
and iustead of summer fallowing the
entire wheat area, it has been demon
strated time and again that a crop ol
potatoes or corn can be grown with
profit and to better advantage for the
Boil than the rest. '
Electric Line Has free Way.
La Grande The La Grande city
council, at a recent meeting, favorably
considered the granting of a franchise
for a right of way into the city limita
of the Eastern Oregon Development
company for an electric railway. As
the Union county court and the towns
of Union and Cove have granted a fran
chise, the company will now go on with
the work of connecting all principal
points in the valley with an electric
line, including the Hot Lake sanatni
ium, Union to Cove, and from Cove to
Summerville. Elgin, Itland City and
La Grande. The company has been
given all necessary encouragement as
to tonnage, and part of the road will be
completed by October, 1905.
An Accommoddtlng Raspberry Bush
Albany A laspberry bush on which
there are ripe raspberries, green rasp
berries, buds and full blossoms stands
in the door yard of the residence of
George Wright, in this city. On one
limb there are 12 ripe, fully developed
berries and 15 green berries. Ri,ie
raspberries and a raspberry bush in
full bloom in the middle of November
are both cuiiosities, and when the twr
are combined in one the circumstance
is unusual. Mr. Wright selected a
limb on whit h there were ripe and
green berries, and also buds and blos
soms and placed it on exhibition in the
window of a local office. ,
Apples by Carloads.
La Grande The apple crop of Union
county is being picked and packed as
rapidly as postible, and the Oregon
Produce company, of La Grande, has
already purchased 31 cars of the best
varieties to ship out to the markets.
From 12 to 15 cara have been shipped
from the Cove district, and there are
now about 25 ears awaiting shipment
from there. The Oregon Produce com
pany will build another large storage
building in the near future at La
Grande. Six hundred boxes are being
packed a day. Many apples are being
stored for the growers aboby this com
pany, awaiting better prices.
Land Prices are Higher.
Pendleton County Assesor C. P.
Strain has just completed making the
real estate transfers to bis assessment
roll for the past year. They number
nearly 1,000, not counting over 500 re
corded on the books as descrilwd by
meets and bounds. The latter are
principally the section in the vicinity
of Milton and Freewater, where the
land is cut into small tracts. Mr.
Strain saya the prices recorded on the
la:.u ealen far exceed those of previous
years, beveral quarter sections are rj
corded as having been sold at $9,500.
Chamber Offers Its Co-Operatlon.
Astoria The chamber of commerce
bas directed the secretary to inform
the county court that the chamber will
co-operate with tbe couit In arranging
for a Clatsop county exhibit at the
Lewis and Clsrk fair. A communica
tion was received from Major Langfitt
stating that soundings had been made
at the point where a barge load of rock
was recently dumped in the channel
opposite the city, and 40 feet of water
Looks for Eastern Apple Market.
La Grande E. C. Carbine, one of
the leading fruit growers in the Grand
Ronde, has left for Ihe East with two
car loads of choice apples grown here,
and will visit New York and other im
portant cities to look np a market for
the many apples that tbe growers wish
to ship East. If tbe experiment meets
with favor, many car loads will be sent
out from here.
NEW WINC TOR ASYLUM.
Recommendations to be Made to the
Salem Governor Chamberlain, Sec
retary of State Dunbar and State Treas
urer Moore visited tbe state insane
asylum a few days ago to investigate
the need ol an addition to accomodate
the rapidly increasing number of pa
tients. That more room will be need
ed is certain and the only question la
fore the board was whether to recom
mend to the legislature the construc
tion of a new closed cottage st the
asylum farm or a new wing at the main
l ecause of the better facilities for
water supply and sewerage at the main
building it was decided to recommend
the construction of a new wing. This
addition will cost about $40,000 and
will provide room for 120 more pa
tients. The population at the asylum is in
creasing at the rate of 50 to 60 a year,
or 100 to 120 in a biennial term. A
new wing will therefore provide only
for the increase in the next two years.
Lane's Display of Products.
Eugene The committee from the
Eugene Commercial club, which has
bean working for an exhibit of Lane
county products at theJUjwis an 1 Clark
exposition, has appointed E. M. War
ren, an enthusiastic farmer of Col urg,
to superintt n 1 the collection of agricul
tural and horticultural exhibits. Mr.
Warren will take up the work at once
and will devote his time and energies
towarils making an exhibit that will
surpass anything of the kind ever he-
fore shown from this county. He has
had valuable experience in making ex
hibits at state and county fairs, and
already has a large assoitment of
grains, grasses, canned fiuits, nuts,
etc., and will add to this by securing
the best that can be produced of all
kinds of products before tbe opening of
the exposition. Ihe county baa al
ready made an appropriation to defray
the expenses of collection.
Rich Ore of Bohemia.
Cottage Grove Twelve tons of ores
selected from the Bohemia mining dis
trict have Deen shipped to Portland for
exhibit at the Lewis and Clark expo
sition. Three thousand pounds are
already at Portland at the bureau of
information. Another shipment will
1)6 made in the spring. When all the
ore is assembled Bohemia will be rep
resented by 20 tons of ore that cannot
be excelled. D. H. Weyatt, solicitor
of minerals, has been here several days,
assisting in the accumulation of these
ores and announces that he is much
gratified with this collection and ihe
vigorous manner in which the miners
of Bohemia collected these minerals.
Poultry Show at Albany,,
Albany The executive committee of
the Centra 1 Willamette Poultry asso
ciation met in thin city and perfected
arrangements ior their thud annual
poultry show, which is to be held in.
Albany, January 18 to 21, Inclusive.
Prizes for the three Wet birds of each
kind in each class will be given, as in
the past. Three silver cups are to he
offered aa special premiums, one to be
given to the best pen in the American
clsst, another for the best pen in the
Mediterranean class, and the other for
the best collection of cock, cockerel,
hen and pullet in the show.
China Pheasants are Scarce.
Albany China pheasants can now
be legally sold. The law provides that
in the last 15 daya of the open seai-on
(November 15 to December 1) the birda
may be sold, bartered or exchanged.
None have appeared on the market in
tliis city, however, as they are very
a arce. The birds are so scarce, in
fact, that practically no hunting Is
being done or has been done in the
past two weeks, as the hunters cannot
kill birds enough to pay.
Paper Mills Resume Operations.
Oregon City Aftei having been shut
down for five weeks because of an un
precedented low stage of water in the
river, the paper mills have resumed
operation here. Resumption of work
at these large institutions furnishes 425
men with regular employment and will
materialy add to the monthly payroll
in this city.
fine Display from Blue River.
Eugene The ore for the Blue river
exhibit at the Lewis and Clark exposi
tion is now being hauled to Eugene and
will be stored until such time as the
exposition is in shape to receive it.
The miners are all interested in tbe
mstter and will make a fine display.
fine Horses from Europe.
Kuene A C. Ruby lis just return
ed from Europe, where he has been
tor several conths, and has brought
with him over 30 of the finest horses
he could find for breeding purposes.
He left the horses in Pendelton for the
Wires Strung to Elmlra.
Eugene The poles have been set and
wires ttrung for the new telephone line
to Elmira, 12 miles west of Eugene,
and an effort is now being made by the
promoters to extend the line to Flor
ence. Northwest Wheat Markets.
Portland Walla Walla, 83c; blue
item, 88c; valley, 87ic.
Tacoma Bluestem, 00c; club, 87c.
Steamer Sicilian Prince Ashore on
New York, Nov. 23. The Prince line
ateamihip Sicilian Prince, from Genoa
arid Naples, lies aground tonight on
the Long island shore, one mile west of
the Long Beach life saving station.
The steamer stranded just before day
light this morning and all efforts
throughout the day to get the ship into
deeper water have proved futile. Four
tugs are standing by the vessel, and
with hawsers made fast to bow and
stern, by their united effoiss ate keep
ing her from being washed further on
An attempt was made to float the
Sicilian Prince at flood tide, about 6
o'clock tli is afternoon, and with the
assistance of her own engines she was
moved about 1,000 feet, but still held
fsat to the sandy bottom. The vei.sel
lies easy on the beaoh. There is little
surf and hardly any wind, and unless
a storm breaks it is expected the strip
will be pulled off the bar at flood tide
in the morning. Should this attempt
fail the 600 storage and 12 cabin pas
sengers will be tasen off on steamboais
or tugs and brought to this city and
the cargo will ire lightered. The vessel
Ires 300 yards off shore in about 18 feet
Captain William Hank, of the Prince
liner, saw the randy Hook Utht and
mistook it for the Barnegat light on
he Jersey coast. The steamer ground
d bo easily that few of the passengers
knew of the ship's predicament until
COMPLAINS OP ENEMY'S TACTICS.
General BalsahoffSays Russian Hos-
pltal Ships arc fired Upon.
Chefoo, Nov. 23. General BalsahoR,
the head of the Red Cross society at
fort Arthur, sent to the Associated
Press or the torpedo boat destroyer
Kastoropny, which arrived here from
Port Arthur November 16, and which
was subsequentlyestroyed by her crew
in this harbor, a personal letter charg
ing the Japanese with a violation ol
the rules of civilised warfare. Owing
to an error the hitter was not delivered
to the Associated Press until today.
In his letter General Balsahoff re
quests the publication of tbe charges
that the Japanese deliberately disre
garded the obligations of the Geneva
and Hague conventions. He says that
they have compelled the abandonment
by the Russians of three plainly marked
hospital ships, and that tbe wounded
who were aboard the half sunken
steamer Angara also had to bt re
moved. These ships, says General
BalsahofT, were such red where they
did not intertere with the Japanese fire
against the Russian warships..
He further says that the Japanese
who use balloons to direct their fire,
and who drop their shells with minute
accuracy into the harbor, cannot mis
take tbe hospital ships, and he charges
that they deliheratey drive the wound
ed from the ships foi the purpose of
sinking the vessels.
ORGY Or SAILORS.
Officers and Men of Baltic fleet In
Canea, Island of Crate, Nov. 23.
Disgraceful scenes transpired yesterday
when several groups of officers and men
of the vessels belonging to the Baltic
fleet in this port left various drinking
houses and paraded the streets. Tbe
Russrans were evidently intoxicated.
Brandishing their swords and other
weapons, they made a wild rush at the
peaceful passers-by. At least Ave of
these were murdered by the Russians,
and many others wounded and a large
number cuffed and beaten. The brawls
continued until late into the night.
Under cover of darkness the drunk
ards grew wilder still and their shouts
and loud talk stared most people into
their houses. The Btreeta became prac
tically deserted bv tbe residents. It is
reported that leant 40 of the Russian
soldiers have so far deserted.
Evidence of unimpeachable character
exists showing that the discipline on
board the ships ia unparallelled in its
laxity and that the men, being intoxi
cated most of tbe time, cannot be con
trolled by the few of their sober and
serious mindded officers. .
Chicago Railways Sold.
Chicago, Nov. 23. The Record-Herald
says: Thirty-six million dollars is
to be paid for the Chicago City
railway by a syndicste headed by
Marshall Field, P. A. Valentine and
John J. Mitchell, of Chicago, and J. P.
Morgan, Thomas Ryan and their saso
dates of New York City. Mr. Mor
gan's Wall street firm and one other
trust company, not yet named, will
underwrite the deal. The moneyed
men of the East and West have joined
and will buy up city railway stock at
$20 J a chare.
Columbus' Old Log Book.
Paris, Nov. 23.- -A movement is on
foot to have the United States acquire
the collection of private papers ol
Christopher Columbus which is now in
the possession of the Duke of Albe,
who lesides here. The existence of
these priceless papers was recently
brought to light through the recent re
searches of Henry Vignaud, secretary
of the American embassy. He traced
them from the death f Columbus
to the present possessor.
Looks Like a Sausage.
Chefoo, Nov. 23. The local Russian
consul has received from Port Arthur a
letter describing the use by the Japan
ese of a peculiar missile. This looks
like a - long sausage. The Japanese
throw It into the trenches, and It
bursts, giving off an odor so foul that
if it is not threwn out of the trenches
immediately the soldiers faint. The
gas is not fatal in its effects.
FOUR ARE DEAD
Explosion of Gas in Chicago
HOUSES SHAKEN BLOCKS AWAY
Overpressure In Tanks Caused the
Accident Wrecked Plant at
Once Takes fire.
Chicago, Nov. 21 Four oersons weia
killtd and a score injured today by a
series of gas explosions that destroyed
the plant of the Pyle Electric Head
light company. The shocks of the ex
plosion were so severe that all tbe
buildings near tbe demolished plant
were damaged, and windows were shat
tered for blocks, while persons were
thrown from Ibeir feet. Over pressure
is believed to have caused the accident.
The Pyle company supplies illumi
nation for railroad coaches. This illu
minant is - forced into email retorts,
which, when attached under tbe floor
of a car, will supply it with light for
months. In order to make this poisi
ble the retorts are subjected to an ex
tremely high pressure. It was such a
tank that caused the first explosion.
wntie workmen and wreckage Oiled
the air, other tetorts exploded in such
rapid succession that it was almost Im
possible to distinguish the separate de
tonations. There were nine such ex
plosions In all, and these left the plant
n names. Ihe fire kept the depart
ment busy (or several hours. The total
loss to property is $76,000.
IS 3,000 STRONG.
Great Throng In Attendance at Na.
Portland, Nov. 19. Yesterday'e at
tendance at the National Grange con
vention went np to nearly 3,000. To
day bids fair to bring the largest num
bers, owing to tbe fact that the three
final degrees will be confened this
afternoon at the Empire theater. Tbe
stsdons are growing more enthusiastic
and much business is being transacted
at every session.
There was no evening session last
night, the various committees needing
tbe time for their reports. The Arm
ory hall was thrown open after 5 o'clock
to the general public, and tbe visitors
held impromptu receptions among
themselves. Many speeches were made
and songs were sung, the occasion being
one of the most enjoyable ot the in
forms! gatherings so far during the
Yesterday's business began with the
annual address of G. W. F. Gaunt, of
New Jersey, assistant steward of the
National Grange. Others addressing
the meeting were: B. C. Patterson, of
Connecticut, and the state manager!
from New York, Washington, Missouri,
Delaware, Colorado and Vermont, who
made reports upon the condition of
their respective charges.
RUSSIA WILL NOT RESENT IT.
favors Roosevelt's Peace Move, but
Can't Join In While War Is On.
St. Petersburg Nov. 21. The Rut
sian formal reply says a circular note
regarding the convening of Tbe Hague
conference Is not expected until next
week. In the meantime the views of
other powers are being ascertained
through the Russian representatives
abroad. While there ia no reason to
believe that Russia can agree to par
ticipate in a conference during a war
there is every Indication that she will
not only not resent the proposal, but
tiiat her reply will be of a cordial
In the course of a conversation on
the subject between Foreign Minister
Lamsdorff and Charge d'Affalres Eddy,
of the American embassy, the former
spoke feelingly of Russia s great Intel
est in the work and aims of tbe peace
confei en :e initiated by Empeior Nich
olas, and the important fact developed
that it had been Russia a intention,
bad not the war intervened, herself to
invite tbe powers to a second confer
ence. While the war was in progress,
however, Count Lamsdorff explained, it
was a great difficulty to a fruitful dis
cussion and to a decision in a question
which might affect tbe activity of the
Canal Commissioner Resigns.
Washington, Nor. 21. Frank J.
Hecker has resigned as a member of
the Panama canal commission. In hit
letter of resignation sent to President
Roosevelt, Mr. Hecker said the climate
of the canal cone is unfavorable to bis
health, and he felt con-trained to re
sign. The president accepted tbe re
signstion, and in reply to to Mr.
Hecker"s letter, paid the retiring com
miseioner a tribute, and express-xl re
gret that bis health would not permit
bira to serve any longer. Mr. Hecker
is from Michigan.
Describes Situation as Critical.
Wasington, Nov. 21. Consul Gene
ral Fowler today cabled the state de
partment from Chefoo that the situa
tion at Port Arthur is extremely criti
cal, tbe outer forts having fallen into
the possession of the Japanese. He
also states that three Japanese torpedo
boat destroyers are lying outside of
Chefoo harbor, and that the Russian
crew of the torpedo boat destroyer
blown up are transferring their arms
and supplies to a Chinese cniser.
Millions for Defense.
Berlin, Nov. 21. A dispatch to the
Frankfurter Zeitung from Constantino
ple says Turkey ia ordering 100 new
batteriee of artillery from German,
French and Enflish factories at the
cost of $10,000,000. Tbs Krupp com
psny gets the largest con tracts.