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EVENTS OF THE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts of the World.
PREPARED FOR THE BUSY READER
Less Important but Not Less Inter
esting Happenings from Points
Outside the State.
Teamsters of New York are on
strike.
Italy has sent a cruiser to Turkey
to protect her interests.
A Philadelphia man left $2,500,000
to establish a home for fatherless girls.
Dynamite has been used to break the
ice jam in the Niagara river near the
falls.
The Santa Fe road has a device
which it is believed will prevent many
train wrecks.
Taft wants to visit the Pacific coast
and Alaska and will ask congress to
provide the funds.
G. M. McCain, of Philadelvhia, has
been arrested in Turkey as a spy be
cause he was taking photographs.
A New York man has been arrested
for attempting to bribe a naval officer
to get a recommendation for a patent.
Judge Hunt, of Montana, is coming
to Portland to dispose of the remaining
land fraud cases. He is expected
about May 1.
Philadelphia has not vet decided de
finitely to let the Liberty bell come to
the coast, but it is probable there will
be no opposition.
Castro has been ordered arrested by
Venezuelan courts for murder.
A pioneer miner of Sheridan, Mont.,
nas Peen Killed ior nis savings.
Famine in Macedoniu and Servia are
. adding to the revolutionary troubles
Taft is having much trouble in find
ing suitable persona for foreign posts,
President Zelaya, of Nicaragua, is
preparing to move against Honduras.
The Cudahy Packing company has
been indicted for wholesale oleomar
garine frauds.
The University of Nevada has just
received two gilts, one of $250,000 and
one of $100,000.
The Watera-Piprpe Oil rnmnnnv. re.
cently ousted from Texas, will pay the
state z,uuu,uuu lines ana coBts.
Mrs. Castro hints at revolution in
Venezuela and advises present officials
to "make hay while the sun shines.
It is reported on goo J authority that
H. W. Scott, of Portland, will be
offered the ambassadorship to Mexico.
. A raid was made on a Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul diner while it was
passing through Iowa and a quantity of
I' ! 1
liquor neizeu.
A Chicago man has married his step
mother.
A dispatch 'from Naples says Mount
t,ma is in eruption.
German East Africa has had 60
deaths from the plague.
Flour has advanced in price in all
sections of the United States.
Two dvnamito bombs were found un
der a Santa Fe bridge near Stockton,
Cal.
Several members of the Japanese
diet have been arrested for having
taken bribes.
Wilbur Wright, whose successful
aeroplane nights pleaBed trance, is
now giving exhibitions in Italy.
The first act of the new chief of po
lice of Los Angeles was to throw the
"king of Chinatown" bodily out of the
station.
Poland is preparing to honor Mod
jeska's memory when her body is taken
. i i r . . . .
mere ior ouriai. a statue may De
erected.
The Brazilian government has con
eluded arbitration treaties during the
past week with the United States
France, Portugal, Spain and Mexico.
The Massachumsetta assembly has
turned down a direct election bill.
A large part of Elyria, Ohio, has
been destroyed by fire.
Mme. Nordica, the singer, will marry
a New York banker.
Roosevelt declined public reception
at Mombasa. Good hunting is in pros
pect. A new cabinet has been installed in
Turkey and the Young Turkey party
defeated.
Japan attributes rumors of British
discontent with the alliance to Ger
man policy.
News venders at Los Angeles have
been fined for selling papers having
racing charts.
Night riders have made their appear
ance in Indiuna and are attempting to
fix house rent rates.
American soldiers will conduct tests
of dirigible balloons during the anuual
maneuvers at Fort Des Moines.
A religious riot in Mexico ended in
15 deaths.
Germany is to establish an aero
nautic school.
Taft haa rented a house at Beverly,
Maas., for a summer home.
ABDICATION OF SULTAN.
Tottering' Throne of Turkey Seems
About to Fall.
Constantinople, April 19. The most
serious crisis in " the history of the
Turkish empire is thought to be at
hand. It is persistently rumored that
Abdul Hamid, forced by the uprising
against the tyranny of the party in
power, will abdicate the throne.
The committee of union and pro
gress, representing the party of the
Young Turks, with whom are allied
t.hp rpvnlt.incr Salnnica Rrldit.ri. are pit
deavoring to regain the power obtained
by the revolution of last July, which
has been gradually undermined by the
1 . J? 1. 1 I. 1 L ' 1
cleverness oi uie buiuui in yetting riu
of or winning over by bribes the lead
ers.
The Salonica soldiers are at the
cates of the citv and threaten to enter
n J
The military in the capital is in a state
oi iear and no resistance is looKeu ior.
To complicate the situation, an up
rising is in progress in Asia Minor in
which more than 1.000 DeoDle have
hpfn alnin nmnnff t.hpm twn minninn.
aries, and untold property damage has
been clone.
Foreigners and many Christians have
taken refuge in the consulates. The
local troops and the governor are doing
their best to protect the town, but
there is great fear that it cannot hold
out much longer against the invasion
of the Moslems, who are sweeping
down in large numbers. The Amen
can vice consul at Mersina, John Deb-
bas, has been unable to proceed to
Adana, owing to the interruption of
communication.
A British warship is proceeding to
Alegandretta, which is threatened by
the Moslems. Several American farms
that neighborhood have been de
stroyed.
Alarm is felt at Kharput because of
serious depredations bv the Kurds in
the surrounding villages, although the
town itself has not been the scene of
anv particular disorders.
The tension in Turkey over the situ
ation is 'ry great. The people of
the capital are more concerned with
the advance of the Salonika troops
than they are with the massacres re
ported from various quarters.
MUSIC FOR THE FAIR.
Management Has Provided Well Along
This Line.
Music will be a big feature of the
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition, and
during the exposition season the finest
musical organizations of the United
Stutes will be heard. Liberati's,
Innes' and Ellery's bands will divide
the season and these will be heard
daily.
The temple of music is centrally lo
cated, and in this beautiful building,
continuous concerts will be given free
from the first day of June until the
closing day on the sixteenth of Octo
ber. A number of handsome band
stands have been erected at various
points, and these are so dispersed that
music will be heard in every part of
the grounds.
Shorter concert Hoaqnns huvn haan
arranged for orchestras and bunds from
ioreign countries, and among these
will be heard the Philippine Constabu
lary band and the national band of
Mexico. Vocal and solo instrument
concerts will as a rule be heard in the
auditorium, and this new permanent
building represents one of the verw
finest halls for such purposes that is to
ue louna in tne united States. Of
great importance and assistant:
concerts held in the auditorium will be
the new organ which has been installed
for the exposition. This instrument
is one of the largest Dine organs vpt
built, and in tone and possibilities is
not surpassed.
Interesting novelties in mtmir wi
11
be heard, and among these will
be
noted a .native Philippine band whose
instruments are entirely composed of
bamboo. The range and class of music
produced by these rudely constructed
instruments is remarkab e. and the ex
tremelv crude appearance presented in
in strong contrast to the eriuinment nf
otner organizations.
Cuban Police Arrested.
Havana. April 19. Ricardo A mil to.
the secret police agent of the palace
and his brother. Jose, substitute in
spector OI tne detective anuari. warn
found tonight hiding in the house of i
friend, and were taken to the city pris
on. They are charged with the ah.
straction of correspondence from the
baggage of Jose CiSneros, who attempt
ed to kill ex-Govcrnor Nunez a short
time ago. Both men denv the charcrp
The criminal branch of tha Audnncia
before which the prisoners will annn
come for trial, refused bail.
Disturbance it Subsiding.
London. April 19. The Fnroion
office has received a telegram from
Major Daughty-Wylie, the British
vice consul at Metsina, who went to
Adana at the outbreak of the trouble.
In substance the vice consul sava that
the situation is improving. He men
tions incidentally that his -arm was
broken while he was attempting tn
check the disorders. The Foreicm
office has asked the admiralty to send
warships to the disturbed area.
Many Cities Are Burned.
Paris. April 19. Disnatrhnu re
ceived from Constantinople sav the ait.
uation in Adana has become very much
worse; mat a number or cities have
been burned, and that Tarsus has been
almost blotted out. Tha d ianatshpa
further state that a French factory had
been sacked, and 'that the peasants j
were coming down from the mountains '
and massacring the Armenians. 1
OREGON STATE ITEMS OE INTEREST
PIONEERS WILL CELEBRATE.
Provisional Government Day to Be
Observed at Champoeg May I.
F. X. Matthieu Cabin No. 19! Mo
tive Sons of Oregon, of Butteville, has
issued tne program and invitations for
the annual celebration at Chamnneur
for Saturday, May 1, in commemora
tion of the first provisional government
meeting, held at Champoeg, May 2,
1843. This Will be the 66th annivpra.
ary of that event, and the ninth anni
versary of the dedication of the monu
ment erected to its memory. Joseph
Buchtel, of Portland, will act as chair
man, and Hon. P. H. D'Arcv. of Salem.
will deliver the annual address. Par
rott's band will furnish good music for
the day. All who attend are requested
to bring their lunch baskets well filled
for the day.
Mr. Buchtel. who will nrpntrie rip.
sires to form an organization to handle
iuture celebrations, as the expense is
burdensome on Matthieu cabin. He
will propose at the conclusion of the
program at the celebration that a so
ciety be formed, with a president and
secretary and executive committee.
An effort will be made to change the
place for holding future celebrations
from Champoeg to Wilsonville, be
cause of the greater conveniences at
the latter place.. Mr. Buchtel has
looked up a ten-acre tract at Wilson
ville. on the river and electric par lino
which he proposes should be purchased
ana maae a permanent state nark in
memory of the first meeting of the
provisional governmenat, May 2, 1843,
which he says is the right place. He
would not remove the monument al
ready erected at Champoeg, but erect
another on the Wilsonville Btate park,
and there hold all future celebratinna.
The organization which he will under
take to form at the celebration will be
authorized to adopt plana to finance the
movement.
NO NEED TO COMPROMISE.
Oregon Already Owns Sand Island,
Says Governor Benson.
Salem Governor M. R. Hav nf
Washington, has written Governor Ben
son, of this state, in regard to the
boundary question long pending be
tween the two states. It is understood
the Washington authorities favor an
arbitration commission to consider the
entire question.
Governor Benson has acknowledged
tne receipt oi the communication from
the governor of Washington and has
taken the matter under advisement.
While he will say nothing as to the
merits of the matter, it in patherpH
from other sources that theOregon au
thorities may not be anxious to hand
the matter over to a commisRinn. ainpa
the Supreme court of the United States
has already rendered a decision in favor
oi uregon s contention in the matter.
The principall ground for litigation
is Sand island at the mouth of the Co
lumbia. The Washington people are
now making an effort to have the case
reopened by the United States Supreme
court.-
Plan Strawberry Day.
Milton, Plans which were started
for the celebration of Milton's annual
strawberry dav. at a meeting nf the
Progressive association held in Alliance
!! .....
nan, are progressing, and it is thought
uy tne next meeting an ot the prel m
inary work will have been comnleteH
It is proposed this year to celebrate on
a more extensive scale than ever be
fore. Besides an excellent literary and
musical program, a Dig horse show w ill
form a part of the festivities. This
was last year an important part of the
program, but arrangements are hp!nr
made to mane it much better than on
last season, horses being entered
all the towns in Umatilla countv and
many across the line in Washington.
Goat Business Growing.
McMinnville In view of the rtrnhn
bility of there being a home market
ior uregon monair with the erection of
tne contemplated mohair mills in a
suburb of Portland, there is an awak
ened interest in the angora goat busi
ness in this county. E. S. Talbott,
who has raised stock and bought stock
here for a number of years, makes an
estimate of the number of goats al
ready owned in the countv. and nipa
them at about 18.000. nr mnra than
one-seventn oi tne entire number in
uregon. Mr. Talbott reports the fleece
very fine this year, and the nntinnk
quite promising for the men engaged
in tne goat ouBiness.
New Depot for Baker.
Baker City The O. R. & N. com
pany has just purchased additional
grounds for the erection of a Hpnnt
The consideration was 116,000. The
new depot will cost
$30,000. The present depot will be
remodeled and used for a freight depot
and warehouse. Baker in the unj
city in Oregon in volume of freight bus
iness. The building of the new passen
ger depot and freight warehnnspa iia
for a rearrangement of sidet
Ready to Bore for Oil.
Astoria A scow load nf mo,-v;nn.n
hss been taken to the Hess ranch on
the south shore of Youngs bay, where
Harrison. Brenner & Palmhpr.r r us.
city, will bore for gas and oil. ' Boring
will be commenced as soon as the ma
chinery can be set un. The
secured leases on a large tract of land
in this vicinity and arrangements have
own maoe to sinic several wells at va
rious places in case the first m..
not prove successful. $7,
- truer UWO ,
FOWLS ARE STRICKEN.
Epidemic of Tuberculosis Reported in
Oregon Poultry.
Portland According to reports re
ceived by Dr. R. C. Yenney, secretary
of the state board of health, there
threatens to be a serious spread nf tn
berculosis among poultry flocks of the
state.
Dr. S. W. McClure, chief of the state
bureau of animal industry, advises Dr.
Yenny that a flock of 59 chickens
bought at Eugene and taken to Forest
Grove was found to be afflicted with
the disease and that 16 died at last re
port. He estimates that 80 per cent
of the flock was affected. Dr. McClure
reported in addition that a larrrn flnek
of chickens at Pendleton was found to
be affected with tuberculosis, but no
connection had been established be
tween the two districts affected. At
Pendleton it was found that the disease
had attacked turkeys in ah adjoining
field and also nigs had been seized with
the disease after eating dead chickens
and turkevs.
Dr. Yenney said that the fact of the
disease being communicable to human
beings from affected fowls had not been
iuny established, but the pigs taking
the disease from having eaten the
affected fowls was significant.
Water Board Gets Pointers.
Salem That the state of Oregon
will be enabled to save thousands of
dollars on surveys and other reclama
tion work by taking advantage of the
experience of others is the opinion of
state engineer John H. Lewis, who,
with F. M. Saxton, of Baker City, has
just returned from a tour of Idaho,
Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. The
Oregon men made a special Btudy of
the administration of the water laws
and the methods of keening the office
records pertaining to this work. Mr.
Lewis states that Wyoming has the
best irrigation system - in the country.
Copper Mine Near Rogue.
Roseburg A Valuable minpral find
in Southern Oregon has iust been re
ported by G. W. Morris, an old time
prospector from California. It consists
of a ledge of rich copper ore. carrvinc
$1 1.4$ in gold to the ton. The miner
. . , . .. ' 1 o
al crops out of the ground for a dis
tance of 600 feet, and the ledge is from
500 to 600 feet in length. A piece of
the ore about a foot souare vielded
over, three ounces of copper. The
ledge is situated at the top of a moun
tain about eight miles south of Rose
Durg.
Medford Schools at A.-Y.-P.
Medford A. B. Robinson, superin
tendent of Multnomah county schools
i i , . ..
wno nas Deen louring the state in an
effort to arrange a school exhibit for
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition
met with the faculties of the different
Medford schools and as a result the
local schools will prepare an exhibit
for the fair. Superintendent Robinson
reports that he is meeting with the
best or success in his efforts through
out tne state.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Bluestem milling,
$1.25(
1.60; bluestem Bhippmg,
1 171
1.18: club. $1.1462)1.16: Turkew red
$1.15; Russian red, $1.081.09: val
ley, i.iu,J2.
Oats No. 1 white, $40(3)41 per ton
Barley Feed, $32. 50 33.
Hay Timothy. Willamette vallev
$14(ttl6 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $17
?fl9; clover, $1112; alfalfa, $14
14.50; grain hay, $13ftT14; cheat. $14
((14.50; vetch, $13.5014.
Apples 65c( $2.50 per box.
Potatoes $1.25(31.40 per hundred
sweet potatoes, 2s.3c per pound.
Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 per sack
carrots. $1.25: parsnips. Si. fin-; hep to
$1.75; horseradish, 10c per pound; ar-
ticnoKes, b5((i85c per dozen: asnara
gus, Oregon, 7585c per dozen ; cab
bage, iJ(i'4c per pound: lettuce
head, 85c per dozen; onions. 40(ffi50c
per dozen ; parsley, 35c per dozen ; rhu
barb. 3(3:4c per pound : nninar-h . ar
ts utter Lity creamerv. extras. 27V.
(ffi29c; fancy outside creamery, 25
29c per pound; store, 1820c. Butter
fat prices average 1 .c per nnnnd nn
der regular butter prices.
tggs Oregon ranch. 21kl(f?22e ner
aozen.
rouitry Hens. 10(ffil7e ner
pound; broilers, 25c; fryers, 18(3)
ae; roosters, old, 10llc; young,
14rfl5c: ducks. 20f(T22Ve : frppae 1 n
llc; turkeys, 20c; squabs, $2.503
per dozen.
unions uregon. si.75ftf i.rs ner
hundred.
Veal Extras. lOrtflOWr ner nnnml.
ordinary, 89c; heavy, 7r8c.
Pork Fancy, 910c per pound;
large, 8(i9c.
Hops 1909 contracts. 9c per pound:
1908 crop. 6V(ir7c: 1907 ernn. Strffl
t&c; 1906 cropi !4?2c.
Wool tastern Oregon. 16(3)18e ner
pound; valley, medium, 18Jffil9c:
coarse, 17(ri7e per pound, Portland;
mohair, choice, 23023 H'c perpound.
Cattle lop steers, J5. 2505. 50; fair
to good, $4.7505; common to medium,
$3.2504.50; cows, top, $4.25; fair to
good, $3.5004; common to medium,
$2.5003.50; calves, top. $505.60;
heavy, $3.6004; bulls and stags, fat,
$308.60: common, $202.75.
Hogs Best S7.2507.BO: fair
to
good, $6.7507; stockers, $5.506.60
Inina fats. $6.75.
Sheep Top wethers, $505.75; fair
to good, $4.60(24.75; ewes, fce less on
all grades; yearlings, top, $6,500,7;
fair to good, $60,6.25; spring lambs,
BEAN IS APPOINTED.
Supreme Judge of Oregon is Nomi
nated and Will Be Confirmed.
Washington, April 1 6. The presi
dent sent to the senate yesterday the
following nominations: 'm
United States district judge for
Oregon Robert S. Bean.
United States district judge, fiirat
division, district of Alaska Thomas
R. Lyons.
United States marshal, first divis
ion of the district of Alaska Daniel
A. Sutherland.
Judge Bean will probably be con
firmed early next week. His nomina
tion was referred to the senate
judiciary committee, and is expected
to be favorably reported when next
that committee meets. There is not
known objection to his confirmation.
The nomination of Mr. Lyons, for
merly law partner of Representative
Ellis at Pendleton, was returned to
the senate, the charges upon which the
original nomination was withdrawn
having failed of substantiality.
McBride for Bean's Place.
Salem, April 16. Announcement
was made yesterday afternoon at the
office of Governor Benson that as soon
as the resignation of Justice Bean
from the Supreme bench shall have
been received, Circuit Judge Thomas
A. McBride, of the Fifth district, will
be appointed to succeed him.
To succeed McBride, Representative
J. U. Campbell will be named by the
governor. Mr. Campbell has been
practicing law at Oregon City for
about 15 years and has served two
terms in the legislature, in 1907 and
1909.
MENACED WITH WAR.
Serious Revolutionary Movement in
Turkey is Feared.
Constantinople. April 16. The third
day of the revolutionary movement in
the capital was marked by more dis
orders, the most serious nf which was
a lynching during a demonstration by
marines, who objected to the new min
ister of marine, fcVice Admiral Adjie
min Pasha.
The marines gathered in force and
seized and conveyed to the palace Arif
Bey, commander of the battleship
Assar-I-Tefik, a member of the com-
mittee of Union and Progress, who or-
uerea me guns 01 his snip trained on
the Yildiz Kiosk when the rising wan
j i ii. . .
at its height. His intention was to
support the committee.
Arrived at the Yildiz Kiosk, the men
lynched Arif Bey, notwithstanding the
errorts ot the palace guard to save him.
Hionem rash a, the new minister of
war. and Nazim Pasha todav made thp
round of the barracks and exhorted the
soldiers to obey their officers. They
were heartily cheered.
Porte' circles are disouieted bv news
from Salonika and Monastir, where the
influence of the committee of Union
and Progress is strong. Officers of the
Porte have received telegrams from
these sections demanding the re-estab
lishment of the status ouo. failing
which the committee leaders threaten
to march ion Constantinople with the
entire jinird army corps, whose officers
are now in communication with the
Second army corps with a view to co
operation.
CALHOUN TRIAL BEGINS.
1
Heney Undertakes to Prove Charges
of Bribe Giving
San Francisco. Aoril 16. Aftpr
three months spent in completing a
jury tne trial of ratriolc Calhmin
president or the United Railroads, ves
tereiay attained the stage where the
taking of testimony was commenced,
and when court adimirneH fnr thp )..
Ferdinand P. Nicholas, the ex-suner-
visor who is accused of accepting a
DriDe paia through Abraham Ruef. hud
been ordered to answer the first vital
question in the case. The final accept
ance of Michael Murnhv.
police sereeant. as the lath' illrnr nrp-
pared the way for the actual inaugura
tion of the trial, and Assistant District
Attorney Heney.- after outlini no tn tha
jury the case he expects to prove, gave
way to tne nrst witness
Sultan Again Holds Helm.
London. April 16. Tha noma
" . w ..WTTD .IUUI
Contantmople today brings into clearer
perspective the latest turn in Tni.tr...
difficult path toward constitutionalism.
ine counter revolution involves at
least the temporary overthrow of the
Reform party and the Partial trinmnl.
of the reaction spir.it, The sultan vir
tually has gained control nf tha haim
of state and all Europe looks anxiously
for the next move. Tha o;t,,ot;..
... i.m.iuh
closely resembled that of 1877, when
the lall or Midhat Pasha left tha .in
stitution to a lingering death.
Forest Fires in Mexico.
City of Mexico. Anril 16 A iru.t
forest fire is raging in the Zitacuaro
mountains, in the atnta nf M.vi,
' '...ivl.Ul,
Thousands of persons have been ren
dered homeless by the fire, and a
quantity of the dye woods in which the
region aoounds has been destroyed
Uwing to the isolation of the region,
tha fire will have to hum tu.i
Already a number of valuable hacien
das nave been swept by the flames, and
scores of villages destroyed.
Measles Delays Troops.
Norfolk. Va.. Anril 1 fi i. :
demic of measles in tha ITnihxl stt
training station at SL Helena, with an
outbreak of the same disease ahnor
the United States auxiliarv or.,,.
Prairie, will delay for 20 days at least
the transportation of from l",500 to 1,
800 seamen to Panama en route to the
f hllippines. It ia said thai: full- tnn
I -- -7- ' uvu
men have the disease.
IS
Dozen People Perish In Flimsy
Lodging House.
VICTIMS ARE ALL LABORING MEN
Refugee Home Erected Immediately
After San Francisco Quake is
Scene of Holocaust.
San Francisco, April 17. Fire in the
St. George hotel, a flimsy structure
erected shortly after the earthquake,
and since used as a lodging house,
snuffed out a dozen lives between 3 and
4 o'clock this morning. The buliding,
located at Eighth and Howard streets,
burned like tinder, and almost before
the Bleeping occupants of the structure
could be aroused the fate ofjmany of
them was sealed.
The great rookery had 600 rooms, '
and was mostly occupied by laboring
men' and their families. Five bodies
have already been taken from the
ruins, and it is believed that 30 Btill
remain buried in the smoking and
smouldering wreckage.
The St. George hotel was of the
most flimsy construction, and its pro
prietor, J. W. Shanan, has been in
trouble with the board of public works
since the building was erected. On
December 13, 1906, he was arrested
for violating the building law, but
was dismissed on promising to make
alterations which would increase the
safety of the building. According to
John T. Horgan, of the board of public
works, many complaints have been
made against Shanan on the ground
that the St. George was a veritable
firetrap.
Insurance agents estimated that the
fire resulted in a loss of $82,500.
SULTAN PREPARES TO FLY.
Civil War in Turkey is Cause of Panic
in Government Circles.
Constantinople, April 17. Panic
reigns in government circles and the
sultan is reported to be in readiness
for flight. The chief officers are mu
tinous, the Constantinople garrision
is rushing preparations to assist the
troOPS said to be aHvanpinir nmn tha
city from the Northwest, and the new
ministers are resigning as fast as pos
sible. It is doubtful if the soldiers here
can cope with the forces which, it is
rumored, are rallying to the standard
of the Young Turks.
Business is again at a standstill and
private citizens are taking all possible
precautions to defend their property in
the event that the opposing armies '
shall clash in Constantinople. It is
realized here that alarming reports
from Salonika may rouse the Young
Turks, who are eager to terrorize the
city.
PREPARING FOR WAR.
Japan
Greatly Increasing Navy and
Loubling Army.
Victoria, B. C, April 17. That Ja
pan fears another war with Russia and
is making the same careful and sys
tematic preparation for it as preceded
the recent war is the news given tov
passengers from Yokohama. Two
large battleships of the Dread
class are being built, one at. Knra tn ha
named the Setsu, and the other at Yo-
Konama to be named the Kawachi, both
stronger and with larger guns than the
big Aki and Satsuma.
In conversation regardi ner tha fear
entertained of the return of war with
Russia, an arrival bv the Tnaa Mam
said great additions had been made to
the fleet of Japan. In military affairs
preparations have been continuous, but
the greatest secrecv has heen main.
tained. The armv ia heintr inKnuuri
to over 20 divisions, so that a force of .
1,000,000 may be mobilized when nec
essary. Prior to the last war Knn nnn
men represented the total number that
coum De put in the field, including all
branches, and that nnmher nmtroH in.
adequate.
Bread Follows Flour Up.
Los Angeles, April 17. Another ad
vance of 2 cents a barrer in the price
of family and haWa' fl. r :
immediately, was annnnniwi tnAa u
the leading millers of thia atata With
this
advanced to $7 a barrel, which is the
highst mark ever attainp in thia etata
While many of the bakers had previ
ously reduced the weight of the loaves
of bread, those who had not done this
said they would
order to prevent loss. Some will make
the loaves in three sizes.
Flour Raises at Portland.
Portland. Anril 17. r: rniora all i?a
the city advanced the price nf flnnr 10
cents a sack vesterdav as ...... it
the rise of 40 cents a barrel announced
oy tne jobbers and millers. Flnnr ia
now being retailed at from $1.55 to
1.75 in the stores. People who do
their baking at home will hardly no
t ce the increased price, unless they
compare it with what flour cost them a
year ago, when they will find a differ-
ice of 35 cents.
Flour is at S7 per Barrel. ,
St Paul, April 17. As a result of
the corner in wheat, flour has advanced
in the last twn tv.nL. ca.. . 1
- uu will I HUB-
died in St Paul, and further substan
tial advances in prices may be ex
pected. Yesterday there was an ad
vance of ten rants a a.1-a.
V m uuiiuiCU, WU UlBfc
the ruling quotation today was 7t
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