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. "IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT.'
nOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1904.
HCOD RIVER GLACIER
Issued every Thursday by
ARTHUR D. MOB, Publl.her.
Term, of uUcrlpifou 11.40 a year wliea paid
lAK GROVE COUNCIL No. 141, OKDKR OF
W rKN DO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Frldayi of the month. Vlilton cordialljr wel
comed. F. U. Bnusius, Counsellor.
Miw Kxu.II Cuu, Secretary.
0RI)ER OF WASHTNOTOtT Hood River
Union No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth balunlayi in each mouth,
7:UU o'clock. U. L. Koud, frealdeub
C. V. Uikim. Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meeti In K. of r. Hall every Wednesday
Bight Js. M. Uuuell, V. U.
C. U. DiKirl, Clerk.
IJOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meets
on nrst ana tnira luesuay oi eacn mouth
In Odd Fellow Hall. A. C. bTAisM, C. C.
P. H. Hugo, Clerk.
WAUCOMA LOIKitS, No. 8U, K. of P., meets
in K. oi P. Hall every Tuesday night.
H. M. 1UKW, C. C.
C. E. Himmih, K. of R. 4 8.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. K.8.,
meets second and fourth 'luesday even
ings of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Thbhkbe Caktmku, W. M.
Mb. Hut B. Davuwoh. secretary.
HOOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 624, Women of
Woodcraft, meets at K. of P. Hall ou the
first and third Fridays of each month.
Helen Norton, Uuardlau Neighbor.
Nellie Holluwell, Clerk.
CAN BY 1'OST, No. 16, O. A. R., meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
ol each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All u. A. it.
members Invited to meet with us.
H. H. Bailey, Commander.
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant
CANBY W. R. C, No. ID, meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O. U.
W. Hall at 2 p.m.
Mux. alioa Shoemaker, President.
II u. T.J. Cunnino, Secretary.
EDKN ENCAMPMENT, No. 4S, 1. O. O. F.,
Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each mouth. A. J. Uatcuell, C. P.
Bert Entrican, Scribe.
1DLEWII.D LODGE, No. 107, I. O. O. F., meets
lu Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
Ed. Mayes, N. U.
H. C. SmiH, Secretary.
OOD RIVER CHAPTER. No. 27. R. A. M.,
meet third Friday night of each month.
u. k. uactneh, a. r.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Feresters of
America, meets second aud fourth Mon
days In each month in K. of P. Hall.
H.T. DeVitt, C. R.
F. C. Baosius, Financial Secretary.
LAUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
7, 1. O. O. F., meets first and third Fridays
In each month. Francis Morse, N. U.
Therese Castner, Secretary..
OOD RIVER LODG E No. 106, A. F. and A.
M., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
K. B. Savage, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisans,
meets first and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social ; Arti
sans hall. . McDonald, M. A,
K. M. McCabty, Secretary.
IVKRsTDEToiKiE No. 68, A. 0. U. W., meets
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Bradley, Financier. W. B. Shuts, W. M,
1. O. Hayneb, Recorder.
1VKR81DK LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. U. W, meets first and third.wt..
dars at t p. m. Mae. habah Bradley, C ol H.
Miss Cora Copfle, Recorder.
Mrs. Luckrtla 1' rather. Financier
MOUNTAIN HOME CAMP No. 8,469, R. N. A.
Meets at K. of P. hall on the second and
fourth Friday of each month,
Mrs. Emma Jones, Oracle.
Mrs. Ella Dakin, Recorder.
WAUNA TEMPLE, No. 6, Rathbone S sters,
meets every second and fourth Thurs
day ol each month.
Amanda Whitehead, M. E. C.
Stella Richardson, M. of R. and C.
THE VETERINARY SURGEON.
Ha 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
JJR. A. F. ROWLEY
Office over Rowley & Co.'s Pharmacy,
Hood River Heights.
VR. W. T. ROWLEY
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Phone, Main 961.
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertson Si 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
LJ L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN ,AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Bhaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or ooantry.
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 613.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
P. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephone: Office, 281; residence, JOS.
SURGEON O.K.1X. CO.
JOHN L ELAND HENDER80N
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience in
! Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent Satisfaction guaranteed or
Abatracti Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BR08IUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 12L
Office Hoar: 10 to 11 A. M.; J to J
and 6 to 7 P. M.
JOGER 8. SANBORN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts of the World.
OP INTEREST TO OUR READERS
General Review of Important Happen
penlgs Presented In a Brief and
Admiral Dewey has declined to be
come a member of the North sea com
Roosevelt ib likely to visit the South
and make it a point to meet the
Governor Pardee is working for
California state building at the Lewis
and Clark fair.
Whites in German Southwest Africa
are reported to be in great danger of
All exhibitors from foreign countries
may now send their wares to Portland
for the 1905 fair without paying any
David M. Parry, president ' of the
Citizens' Indusliial association, says
the "open shop" movement is gaining,
as is also his organization.
The 31st national convention of the
W. C. I. U. is in session in Philadel
phia. Fie hundred delegates, repre
senting every state and territory, are
The New York state court of appeals
has declared unconstitutional the labor
law which prohibits a con ti actor fiom
employing his men more than eight
hours a day on city, county or state
Japanese are making progesa in the
assault on Port Arthur.
Russia has accepted the invitation of
America to negotiate for an arbitiation
Russia and Britain bcth want an
American officer cf high rank on the
North sea commission
Ten American fishing craft have been
seized by Canadian officers and fined
for fishing in Canadian waters.
The trouble caused by Paraguay fir
ing upon an Argentine cruiser has been
settled by the former apologizing.
Secretary of War Taft, in bis annual
report, urges that the tariff rates
charged the Philippines be reduced.
Paul Morton, now secretary of the
navy, may ... ftoor.. -Shswflf.
the treasury department, if the latter
does not remain in the cabinet.
General Kuropatkin has an automo
bile in which to travel from one part
to another of his line. He wants 20
more in which to carry ammunition.
Russian marines at Odessa engaged
in a mutiny and soldiers railed out to
quell the disturbance killed 25 and
wounded 100 others belore peace was
The czar has decorated Alieiicff with
the order of St. George, third degree.
The American Federation of Labor
has re-eleoted Samuel Gompeis as pres
.1 una net dirjlomats contend that
Great Britain is supplying coal too
freely to Russia.
The Russians at Mukden have de
feated the Japanese in strategy and a
winter campaign now seems improDa
ble. The Russian supreme court finds the
seizure of the British ship Cheltenham,
taken tally in July by the VeadivoBtok
squadron, was legal.
It ia stated that if Secretary Hitch
cock resigns, William Richards, com
missioner of the general land office,
will be offered the position of secretaiy
of the interior.
Fire in the Queens county court
house, New York, caused damage esti
mated at $100,000, and for a time
threatened the jail in which more than
100 persons were confined. .
The rail and steel mills of the Illi
nois Steel company; of Chicago, have
closed down for an indefinite peiiod,
owing to a lack of business. Three
thousand men are thrown out of em
ployment, Russians are finding the water prob
lem at Mukden a serious one.
Geneial Chaffee recommends that the
Vinmnvnr. Wash , militai v reservation
be enlarged, and estin atea the cost of
land at $30,000.
The government '05 fair board has
begun the selection of exhibits at St.
The war has cut off Poland's market
in Siberia and thousands of people are
idle as a result.
A son .in-law of Marquis Ito declares
thatt he apparent delay of Oyama is for
Tha Prussian armv budeet for the
coming year is estimated at $116,000,-
000, an increase ol 1 1 ,zou,uuu.
rVimminuinnei Richards, of the Gen
eral land office, is coming to Portlard
to testify in the land fraud case.
Charles J. Bonaparte, a leading law
wrmy nf Mnrvland. is mentioned as a DOS-
sible selection for a place in Roosevelt's
new cabinet as secretary oi tne interior
Th location of the Vladivostok har
bor defense mines is uncertain and as
a result a torpedo boat has been sunk
and a German steamer badly damaged
The need of offlceis for the .navy is
' Rnhfwra blew no the safe of a La
Plata. Md., bank and seemed $3,000
AT AWI"UL COST.
Japanese Continue Their Attack on
London, Dec. 1. According to a
Tokio dispatch to the Standard, there
is an official rumor that the JapaLeie
have hauled large caliber guns to the
top of 203-Meter hill, whence their fire
has a sweep of the whole harbor. This
report doubtless goes beyond the facta;
but various dispatches indicate the
progress the Japanese are making in
the reduction of Port Arthur. Japan
ese here explain the preat importance
of the capture ofs203-Meter hill, which,
besides giving command of the harbor,
will serve as a wide breach made oy
the wedge the Japanese had previously
driven in between the Etz group and
the Russians' last retreat in the ravines
of Laotie mountain. They declare that
retreat to Laotie will be effectually cut
off, and it is not unlikely that Laotie
will be simultaneously attacked in the
Bennett Burleigh wires to the Daily
Telegraph from Chefoo that in the last
attack the Japanese lost 400 meu in
one hour's fighting. They claim to
have captured two more of the north
eastern forts and a third, which is part
of the West Kekwan fort. They assert,
Mr. Burleigh add", to have effected a
lodgment at Pigeon bay, thus turning
the fort on 203-Meter hill, and that
they are now tunneling from the gorge
below Laotie hill, which they hope
first to damage and then rush. The
"Desperate fighting is proceeding
daily, and the lost' are admitted to be
excessive, but the Japanese insist that
Port Arthur must fall within 21 days."
The Morning Post's correspondent
at Shanghai telegraphs that wireless
communication has been re-established
between the Russian consulate at Che
foo and the Port Arthur garrison.
PLANS GREAT BRITISH ARMY.
Kitchener's Reorganization Scheme
London, Dec. 1. The war office is in
possession of trie lull details of Lord
Kitchener's army reorganization
scheme. No secret is made of the fact
that particular mention has been paid
to points which world offer convenient
centers of Russian invasion in the
event of hostiltiies and in view of the
recent imbroglio the original plan was
The keynote of the reorganization,
which will entail expenditures to the
amount of $50,000,000, is to secure
through war training a great army in
tmes of peace, and to p'ace the troops
not onlv where thev can obtain
TnwrncnonsrTjrjrt wniSrBTneif presence
will be of permanent atraiegio value.
With this objact In view Northern
India has been divided by parallel
lines into a number of areas witu their
upper points converging on the fron
tier, and their respective bases well
down in India. Were the order to mo
bilize given seven or eight field forces,
each from 15,000 to 20,000 strong,
could, in a few hours, be concentrated
on the borderland from east to west.
TIRE ON TOWN.
Strikers at Zelqler, Illinois, Send in
Benton, III., Dec. 1. Zeigler was
fired upon last night from sundown to
daylight. It is intimated that no less
than 500 shots were fired at the town.
The town was completely surrounded,
and the firing came fiom every quarter.
Response to this fusllade was made by
four Gatling guns placed at various
points about the mine buildings. As
sistant Adjutant General Reece and the
Carbondale militia company arrived at
Zeigler today, and General Reece will
remain several days to investigate the
situation. It is thought that still
more troops will be brought.
Joseph Letter reached Zeigler today
with more miners from Chicago. Ex
amination of the ground this morning
showed that the men who were firing
have powerful guns. They were sta
tioned from one-half to three-quarters
of a mile from the town. Almost a
bushel of empty shells of every size
were found in the woods.
A trail of blood was found on a rail
fer.ee, and from this it is supposed at
least one person was wounded. Fur
ther trouble is anticipated.
Russia Tears Crisis Is At Hand.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 1. Foreign
reports of the lighting at Port Arthur
are accepted here very seriously. If
the Japanese have taken 203-Meter
hill, as reported, commanding the
whole harbor, it is believed that the
situation is critical. Experts on Pott
Arthur topography assert, however,
that it is more likely that the Japan
ese have occupied some positions at the
base of the hill, and believe that ow
ing to the concentrated fire of the cov
ered foits the Japanese will find the
top of the hill untenable, if taken.
Coast Shipping Considered.
Washingtn, Dec. 1. The Merchant
Marine commission today made furthei
progress toward completion of its report
to congress. Some attention was given
to the" difficult problems presented by
the conditions on the Pacific coast
The commission regards American ship
ling relatively stronger on the Pacific
than on the Atlantic coaBt at the present
time, yet the American ships, it is
stated, are being severely pressed by
Calls Witnesses in Smoot Case.
Washington, Dec. 1 . 6enator Bur
rows, chairman of the committee on
privileges and elections, has issued
subpoenas for 20 witnesses in the Smoot
invest lea ton and fixed Monday, Decem
ber 12, as the date for their appearance
before the committee. Nearly all these
witnesses are in Utah.
LIBRARIES TOR PUBLIC SCHOOLSt
Light Tax Not Burdensome In Ore
gon Convention or Officers.
Salem Two departures in public
school work are proving very successful
wherever tried and promise to become
permanent features oi the public school
system. Tbey are the common school
library, supported by special taxation.
and the convention of school officers,
Four counties have levied the library
tax, amounting to 10 cent per capita
upon the school population, and it is
found that by this means the country
schools are provided with books as good
as those accessible to the pupils of town
"The tax, being one-tenth of 1 mill,
is not felt," nays Superintendent Alder
man, of Yamhill county, "and it puts
the best books where they do the most
good. The library law has now been
in operation two years and has given
comjlete Blatisfaction. While the
amount that some of the small districts
get is small, yet it is in proportion to
the number of pupils. 1 consider the
law a boon to the country hoy and girl
and I think it ought to be made man
datory on the county courts."
Conventions of school officers have
been held this year at Baker City,
Dallas and McMinnville, at each of
which there was a very full attendance
of school directors and clerks. Ad
druses were made by Superintendent
Ackerman, by the county superintend
ent and outside educational workers,
and those present held discussions of
topics of general interest to school .offi
Consolidation of schools and school
districts was one of the principal topics
discussed at these conventions and the
members of school boards leained the
plan and purpose of this latest move for
the improvement of the rural schools.
Brlggs Strikes It Rich Again.
Grants Pass David BriggB and boyB,
who were made rich in a day by the
fabulous surface wealth of the Wound
ed Buck claim, on Upper Sucker creek.
nave locaiea a cmrw pper vneiuu,
away up in the mountains near the
Curry county line, and will work the
rich ledge they have found there.
They have had sampleB from this claim
recently assayed here, and, while they
do not give the returns the Wounded
Buck quartz has given, the proposition
appears very promising, and the lucky
family will move their scene of opera
tions from the Upper Sucker to the
Cbetco. The Wounded Buck is under
bond to a company for a considers Hon
Government Gets Site.
Baker City A deed has been filed
with the county recorder from W. A.
Houston to the United States for 100
feet square on the corner of Main street
and Auburn avenue. This was the site
selected for the government building
soon to lie erected in this city. The
deed calls for $4,800, the amount ap
propriated for the purchase of a site,
while, as a matter of fact, the property
brought over double that amount, the
balance having been raised by adjacent
Wind Puts Crops In Danger.
Weston "Die grain is in a safe
condition yet, but if the high winds
continue blowing it will d y out what
moiBlure there is in the soil, and, un
less rain comes soon, would seriously
interfere with the grain that is sown,"
says James Kirkpatrick. "There is
always a tendency to raise a cry of dis
tress as to the future outlook of the
crops, and, In trutn, we nave never
seen it seriously injured yet, providence
always providing at the needful time.
Electric Companies Consolidated.
La Grande The La Grande electric
company has consolidated with the
Cove Power company, and they have
incorporated under the name of the
Grand Ronde electric company. The
directors are Walter Pierce, J. A.
Thomson. T. II. and Clarence Craw
ford and T. R. Berry. The consolida
tion was effected be auie the La Gram e
plant needed more power. The power
from Cove will have a fall of 890 feet
and will require 3,700 feet of pipe to
convey it to the power station. The
force will create 800 horse power.
Great Stacks of Cordwood.
La Grande At Kamela, 25 miles
west of here, there are 3,000 cords of
wood stacked up in the yards awaiting
shipment to diffeient wood dealers in
towns west of there. At Meacham,
near by, almost as much more is pilvd
up. Wood is now le'ling on board the
cars ia the mountains at from $2.50 to
$3 25 per cord, and it is said theie is
scarcely a cord left in the timber.
When cars are available, big shipments
will be made by the dealers.
Oregon Supreme Court Reports.
Salem Volume 44 of the Oregon su
preme court reports is out of the bind
ery and the books have been delivered
at the office of Secretary ot State Dun
bar for distribution to the judges and
district attorneys and to be placed on
sale to those who wish to bny. The
state sells the reports at cost, $3.50,
and those who get the volumes by mail
mast inclose 27 cents for postage.
PLAN TO RAISE PORTAGE PUND,
Prominent Umatilla Men on Commit
tee to Canvass the County.
Pendleton At a mass meeting of
business men and prominent farmers
the subject of raising $5,000 as Umatil
la county's portion asked by the Open
River association for the portage road
was discussed and plans decided npon.
A committee was appointed to take
acttve charge of the work and is coin
posed of the following: George Per-
inger, M. M. Wyrick, W. P. Temple,
T. J. Kirck. extensive wheat raisers,
and County Commissioner Horace
The committee will make a thorough
canvass of the county. It will be the
plan to divide the county into districts
and each member of the committee
have charge of the district he mav
choose. In this manner it is believed
the entire county can be coveied in a
lew days and the desired amount raised
without difficulty. A large portion of
the amount asked for has already been
Timber for Land Hunters.
Grants Pass It is quite evident that
there will be a grand rush for the
woods when the final announcement is
made of the release of the forest lands
of Southern Oregon, which were with
held from entry several, years ago, but
which are soon to be thrown open to
buyers, settlers and squatters. While
the lands are not the regular forest re
serves, they cover a large portion of
the well-timbered sections of Josephine,
Jackson and Curry counties, Southern
Oregon, and paite of Siskiyou and Del
Norte counties, California. A great
portion of them is covered with fir and
pine, with considerable sugar pine.
Hammond Company's Title Clear.
Astoria A deed has been filed for
record whereby the Seaside Spruce
Lumber company sells to the Hammond
Lumber company 2,184.67 acres of tim
ber lands in the Necanicum river dis
trict. The price is not made public
and the consideration named in the
the settlement of the claims held by
numerous persons and firms against the
Seaside company. These claims have
all been settled and the mill property
leased, so that it can resume operations
at once, after a shut down lasting foi
Trapplst Colony In Linn.
Albany A colony of Trappist Fath
ers has been founded in Jordan valley,
in the not them part of Linn county.
Having been forced to leave their
homes in France because of religious
persecution, a number of these Trappist
Fathers have come to the United States,
and six of them located in Jordan val
ley, about three months ago, with the
ultimate object in view of founding a
Trappist colony there. They recently
purchased considerable land, and are
preparing to make extensive improve
ments, in anticipation of the arrival of
more than 50 of the same order from
France next spring.
Heavy Rains Loggers' Boon.
Astoria The severe storms recently,
with the accompanying large rainfall,
has had benefits that many do not real
ize. It has been a boon for the log
gers, and logs have been floated out of
some streams that have been on their
banks for a couple of years. How
many feet of logs have come out of
these streams to tidewater cannot yet
be estimated with any definiteness, but
it is fully 20,000,000 feet, and it may
lie double this amount in the Lower
Columbia river district.
Eating Spring Vegetables.
Pendleton The markets of Pendle
ton and Walla Walla are being supplied
with all the vegetables to be had early
in the spring. Because of the excep
tionally good weather of the fall and
the few rains at the right time, gard
eners have been able to produce all of
the early vegetablet. The good weath
er has been Ideal for these growers, but
the farmers are somewhat worried as to
the effect tne dry weather will have
upon next season's grain. The ex
treme dryness has again necessitated
the use of the street sprinklers.
Only Tew Sales of Cattle.
Susanville The sale of beef cattle
has been light in this vicinity this
season. A Portland buyer picked 107
head from a round up of several hun
dred, paying from $2.10 to $2.50 per
hundredwe;ght, the former figure being
for cows, few cattle will be wintered
here, no more than to supply the local
market. Some are being driven to
Trairie City, but the greater number
will be taken to various places down
Power Plant Almost Ready.
Milton The flume for the Milton
city power plant has been completed
and workmen are finishing the power
bouse. The plant will be completed
about December 15.
Northwest Wheat Markets.
Portland Walla Walla, 83c; blue-
stem, 88c; valley, 87 c.
Tacoma Bluestem, 85c; club, 88c,
DEWEY MAY BE SENT.
United States Government Has Not
Been Officially Informed.
Washington, Nov. 30. Gratified by
the spirit which has animated the con
tracting parties in agreeing to intrust
to a commission the ascertainment of
the questions of lat connected with
the North sea incident, the United
States government will cordially co
operate in the namtng of the commis
sion by the designation of one of its
high naval officers as a member of that
body. The outcome is especially pleas
ing to the administration, following
as it does bo closely on President
Roosevelt's invitation to the powers of
the world for a second Hague confer
The popular impression has been all
along that Admiral George Dewey, the
ranking officer in the American navy,
would be asked to be the American ret
resentative on the commission, al
though other names have also been
mentioned in connection with the ap
pointment. A decision will be reached
promptly after the formal invitation
lias been received from the Russian
and British governments as to who
shall be designated.
This formal invitation has not yet
been received, the two governments in
the negotiations which have been in
progress between them acting entirely
on the presumption that the United
States would cheerfully give its assist
ance and detail a naval officer
JAPANESE OVER THE HUN.
Rivers Will Soon Bear the Weight
of Transport Wagons.
Tokio, Nov. 30. News received from
the region of the Shakbe tndicat-a that
the Japanese have been across the Hun
river, further reports are to the
effect that the Russian outposts on the
right bank of the Shakhe were within
300 yards of the Japanese picket line.
Frequent exchange of gun fire occurred
and minor attacks are quite everyday
affairs. The rivers will soon be dozen
sufficiently to bear the weight of the
heavy transport wagons. The follow
ing report has been received from Field
"From the night of the 25th to the
morning ef the 20th bodies of the
enemy's infantry attacked us in the vi
cinity of Signlutsu, Fagsig and bhaotu-
kau. All theBe attacks were repulsed.
fn the afternoon of the 20th the
enemy's artillery east of Tasha hotly
rannonadedus, but we suffered no in
C lia n (5 ta i m"uiTL"s B Lee n biTr n ed by
BUBONIC PLAGUE IN CHILI.
Consul Winans Charged with Giving
Improper Bills of Health.
Lima, Peru, Nov. 30. It lr reported
here that Senor Martinez, the Chilean
minister to the United States, will re
quest the State department at Wash
ington to cancel the authorization of
Charles S. Winans, American consul at
Iquique, to take charge ad interim of
the Peruvian consul at that place. The
request, it is said, will be founded on a
charge that Mr Winans. has given im
proper bills of health to steamers leav
While the prevalence of bubonic
plague has not been officially declared
in Chile, it is said that there are cases
that the Chilean government daily con
ceals in order that steamers may not
omit touching at ports at which there
are no sanitary regulations. . This al
leged action is considered a great peril
to the Peruvian coast, Panama and the
entire country bo dcring on the South
Sultan Greatly Alarmed.
Salonica, European Turkey, Nov. 30.
The Bulgarian revolutionary move
ment has recently assumed such alarm
ing proportions that the sultan ia Lend
ing Narzir Pasha to Salonica as special
envoy with instructions to take all
measures necessary to suppress the Bul
garian movements by the quickest pos
sible methods. Ten battalions Horn
Albania are expected here soon and the
Redifs will be probably mobilized in
order to afford effective military pro
tection in every village ol Macedonia.
rrench Embassy Building Delayed.
Paris, Nov. 30. Work on the new
French emoaBsy building at Washing
ton will probably again be delayed.
Foreign Minister Delcasse asked for an
initial appropriation. Minister ot fi
nance Rouvier objected on the ground
of economy, but finally conceded $20,
000. The committee of the budget on
foreign affairs, however, eventually
struck this out, saying the amount
would not permit of much progress,
and that it was better to wait until the
finances permitted of a more ample ap
Students Ceasing their Rioting
Budapest, Nov. 30. As a result of
the order of the director of the univers
ity forbidding students to participate in
political demonstrations, which yester
day culminated in a riot in which sev
eral students were injured, it was fear
ed that there would be further trouble
today, but the big meeting of the op
posing parties was held and dispersed
auietlv after speeches bad been made
by Francis KossutL, Count Apponyi
Russia Will Copy America.
St. Petersbuig, Nov. 30. A project
for applying: the American scheme of
free land for settlers in Siberia in order
to attract colonization from the con
geited districts in European Russia is
attracting much favorable comment.
The plan as proposed follows closely
the American homestead system.
House Committee Looks After
Rivers and Harbors.
COLUMBIA RIVER IN HIGH PAYOR
Classed as One of the Most Import.
ant Improvements Will Be
Taken Care of Tlrsl..
Washington, Nov. 30. The house
committee on rivers and harbors held a
preliminary meeting today to prepare a
bill which will be ready for presents
tion to the house before the Christmas
recess. The measnre was discussed
only in a general way, but an agree
ment was reached that the more lm
portant projects would be taaen care of
first by the committee and the less im
portant afterward. Representative
Jones, of Washington will look after
the interests of the Columbia river, the
mprovement of which means so much
to his constituents in Washington.
Members of the committee who, were
seen today were of the opinion that the
Columbia project properly came within
the classification of important, and it
will be among those considered first.
Mr. Jones was present today. In ad
dition to caring for the Ctlumbia liver
work, Mr. Jones will control to a large
degree appropriations for improvements
in the state of Washington. i
It has been definitely determined
that a river and harbor bill shall be
passed at the approaching session of
congress. Chairman Burton decided to
et his committee together in advance
of the convening of confress. m h(
complete work on the bill and have it
ready to present to the bouse Just be
fore the holiday recess. Once the bill
is called ,np in the house it will take
but a short time to get it through that
body, and it will ao thromrh in nrantl.
cally the shape in which the committee
In the senate, however, there is likely
to be considerable discussion of various
featuies of the measure, and there ia
apt, before the bill rsachos the senate,
to be considerable discussion and
amendment by the senate committee.
The senate will, of courrn. nam rh
hill about as it comes from the com-
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few amenmdetns, increasing Individual
appropriations. Then it will be a
in themTT, infl thlsWiraveo be
done by the combined efforts of the
various members of delegations whose
states are interested.
TRIES TO HOLD MEETING.
Herr Most Taken Into Custody try
St. Louis Police.
St. Louis, Nov. 30 John Most,
alias Herr Most, anarchist of New
York, was arrested at 11 o'clock Jo
night after a fruitless effort to hold a
meeting in St. Louis, and is now a pris
oner at the Fcur Courts, held for Chief
For ten days St. Louis detectives
bave watched Most. He was to have
made a speech in National hall on Sun
day afternoon, November 20, but the
police pi oh i hi ted it In view of the ap
proaching visit of President Roosevelt.
He remained in St. Louis until last
Wednesday, when it was announced he
had gone to Chicago. Instead, it is
declared he went across the river to
East St. Louis, where he remained at
the borne of a friend until last night,
when he recrossed the river. With
the presence of Most in the city, it has
developed that an International con
vention of anarchists was held in St.
Louis for ten days just pricr to the ar
rival of President Roosevelt. Chief of
Police Kiely had a man at the meeting
who made a complete report to him of
the proceedings. It Is declared that
the chief business transacted at the
convention, in addition to numerous
speeches on liberty and free speech,'
was a resolution binding each delegate
to use his Influence to bring about a
strike of all trades unions in the coun
try next spring.
Negotiating for Steamer.
New York, Nov. 30. Negotiations
are reported to bave been nearly com
pleted whereby the steamship J. L.
Luckenhach may eventually become the
pioperty of the Russian government.
She was formerly in the trans-Atlantic
service nnder the name Saale, and was
partially destroyed in the great fire
which swept the Hoboken water front
several years ago. The steamer, which
is now at South Urooklyn, was rebuilt
after the fire and fitted up as a cargo
carrier. She is valued at $300,000.
She will be used as a transport. -
Burled by Cave-In.
St. Louis, Nov. 30. Eight to 12
laborers employed in the digging of
trench for the laying of water mains in
southwestern St. Louis, were buried
today by a cave-in, and it is believed
all have perished. The men were
working close together when, without
warning, tons of clay fell on top of
them. A bursting water pine caused
the cave-in. Those who, escaped at
once went to work and dug cut three of
their companions, who were dead.
Powers Urge America End War.
New York, Nov. 30. The Heralds
Washington correspondent says: The
powers are again urging America to
end the conflict in the Far East. Dip
lomats attach great significance to
Prince Fushimi's visits to Secretary
Hay and the interest of the United
States in the return of Manchuria to
China is emphasized.
HOOD RIVES OREGON