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NO. 37.
Entered al the wwtnffln at Con4a, Oregon,
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Pay aad Highl Call rreaptly limni
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Mala and spring tlraata
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Day and NlfM CalU rreapUr Altaatad.
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Courteous TraatmtDt Uotand Cold Balk
Belvedere Building, Mala and Spring SUaeta.
Through Pullman standard and tonr
1st alMping can dally to Omaha, Chi
cago, Bpokana; toariatilMpIng car daily
to Kant u city ; through Pullman tourlit
leaping can (paraonallr conducted)
weaaly to Chicago, reclining chair cart
(eat frta) to tha aat dally.
Oceaa ateamara batwaan Portland and
8aa Franelaoo arary flra daya.
Tieketa to and from all parti of tha
United Btatee, Canada and Europe.
Far particulars call on or addraaa
Arlington, Oregon
0. R. a N. TIE TABLE
Traini Depart from Arlington
No. I Chicago Special 1:30 P M
No. 4 Spokane Flyer 12:40 A M
No. JB Mail A Expreae 1 ti A U
No. 1 Portland Special. 1MI P M
No. 8 Portland Flyer.. S :05 AM
No.5Maild(Expreaa........ 3:60AM
D. TIERNEY, Agent,
Arlington, Or.
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Pcrts of the World.
or iNTrjesT to co eeades
General Review of Important Happen.
penl0S Prcsentea In Brief an4
Condensed Corm.
War Minister Ueuitas, of Panama,
baa resigned.
Tha National Irrigation congress baa
endorsed tha 1906 ei posit Ion.
Fourteen mlneia were killed by a
coal gas ai plosion la tha Fernle, B. O,
Tha Japanese are reported -to bare
blown up another Russian magaslne at
Port Arthur.
Senator Cockrell, of Missouri, will
bo offered a place on the cItII eervice
commission when be retires.
Colonel Breckanrldge is very low at
hla home In Louisvile, Ky. Hope of
bla recovery bis been given up.
British fishermen eipect to bo wall
paid for tbe North sea outrage. Claims
for over 127,000 bava been put In.
General Stoeteel baa asked for am
munition, and Russia uai ordered that
every riak be taken to meet hla require
ments. Holland baa advised Secretary Hay
that it gladly aorepts the suggestions
that the peae conference be reconvened
at Tha Hague.
Annomemont baa been made of tbe
completion of the fund of 1000,000 for
the election of a national monument to
tha lata President McKinley.
The National 1905 It rlgatlon congress
will meet In Portland.
France'a policy toward tbe Baltic
fleet Is causing Japan much concern.
A trolley car at Toionto running wild
was struck by a freight car. Four eo
ple were killed and a number injured.
Henry Meldrum, ex-United States
surveyor for Oregon, baa been found
guilty of forgery on 21 counts by a jury
in the United States federal court.
Roosevelt has offered tha attorney
generalship to ex-Governor Black of
New York. His friends do not believe
ha will accept, aa be aspirea to tha sen
ate. General 8toesseI baa Informed the
csar that be believes be can hold out
until tha Baltie equadion arrives. He
says that, though hemmed in, tha Rus
sians hold all the main forte. His
wound ia only a slight one.
President Amandas, of Panama, has
stolrn a march on General Huertaa by
relegating the at my to police ranks.
The commander-in-chief will appeal
to President Rooeevelt. Minister Bar
tett, on account of intense excitement
prevailing, will ask foi an Ameilcan
ah:p to remain.
The weather around Mukden ia grow
ing colder.
French Minister of War Andre baa
A complete Philippine exhibit for
tha 1905 fair ia assured.
Tba last great attack on Port Arthur
cost the Japanese 1200,000.
Tha gteat system of canals planned
for Prussia by the kasier finally seems
Two masked men held up a miniature
train inside the St. Louis fair grounds
and secured about $100 and escaped.
Tha inquiry which Great Britain Is
conducting on her own behalf in tbe
North sea incident baa opened at Hull.
General 6toessel's wound has neces
sitated bla going to tha hospital. He
refuses, however, to relinquish com
mand ot the troops defending Port Ar
thur. Civil set vice baa been extended to all
employea of the Panama canal commis
sion, except those appointed by the
president, day laborers and a few places
which In nature are personal to the
members of the commission.
Pension Commissioner Ware haa re
signed. The Japanese continue to gain ground
at Port Arthur.
Austria favora an arbitration treaty
with the" United States.
An extra session of congress to re
vise tbe tariff ia probable.
Count Caasni again declares Russia
will carry on tha war to the bitter end.
Ten scouts have been killed by Fili
pinos in an ambush on tha east coast
of Bamar.
Tha beuae of "Hoo-Hoo," which was
such a success at the St. Louis fair,
will be a feature of the Lewis and
Clark exposition.
The fifth trial of A. A. Ames, ex
mayor of Minneapolis, has been set for
November 28. A special venire o( 100
men haa been made to select a jury
Tha American Federation of Labor is
holding its annual convention in San
Delegates to the National Irrigation
congress declare themselves ia favor of
meeting in Portland in 1905.
The Pearson boat plant at Duluth,
Minn., burned, causing a loss ot 1160,
000. John H. Hall has been le-appointed
United States district attorney for Ore
Will be Largest Ever Given Any Can.
Cidate for President.
Returns from all the states In the
onion, practically complete, though not
official, show that President Rooeevelt'a
popular pluiality will be about 2,300,
000, the greatest by far aver given any
candidate for the presidency Tbe fig
ures aa they now eland are aa follows:
Pluralities ty Stalest
Roosevelt. Farkar.
Alabama 7M
Arkanaae ....... tU.M
California llS.me
Colorado M.M0
Connwidout S8.1W
Dataware i.kiJ
Klorl.l sn.ooo
Quorate. U,M
Illlnola M,j0
Indiana W.K71
Iowa .......
Kanaaa .....
1,UW ......
Kentucky 14.000
Iuilalana K.OuO
Maryland 104
Maaaaotiuaatta SS.S00
Michigan ,.M IWJ.OuO
Mlnnwota LX.OuO
eeerteeeaea .
Mlaaourl ZH.u)
Montana 12.0U0
Nebraska St.OQO
Nevada S.ooo
I f....V.. M iiLt
. W MiW. ......
N.w Jrraey 11. W
N.w York 17S.0U0
North Carolina U.OOS
North Dakota K.m
Ohio Ibo.cxtt
Oregon .uiO
'nnaylvanla ., IM,(35
Rhode laland U.S74
South Carolina M.OQO
Houth Dakota 40.000
Tannoaeea K.snO
Tazaa U0.004
uian zi.umi
Varment 10,81
Waahlnrton SS.OOO
Waat Virginia ,... tl.M
Wlaeonaln MO.OMe
Wyoming 7,000
Total t.RK.&B
Kooaeveit's plurality ..1.3U2.4S4
The electoral Collcoci
Theodore Roaaevelt ,
Alton JB. Parker
Rooeevelt'a majority 1M
Maryland, 1 for Hooeevelt, 7 for Parker.
The New Conorcssi
Tfouae of RaDraeenUtlvee
America Teds Her She Must fulfill
Her Agreement at Once.
Constantinople, Nov. 17. The Amer
ican consul at Kharput, Dr. Thomas
H. Norton, haa been instructed to pro
ceed to the lorco-Persian frontier and
watch the operationa of the Turkish
and Peiaian authorities who have un
dsrtaken to airest the Kurdish murder
ers of the American missionary, 'Rev.
R. W. Larabee, who waa killed in April
Deeplte the aorte't repeated promis
es to the American legation not to per
mit venders of bibles of the American
Bible society to be molested, the local
authorities at Angora, Trebisond and
Onlu still detain the venders who have
sold their bibles, and threatened to ar
rest anyone attempting to sell them.
The legation, therefore, baa addressed
a more imperative note to the porte
calling attention to this noncompliance
with instructions which the legation
has been asuured bad been given to aur-
render the bibles and not interfere with
the work of the bible bouse, and de
manding a prompt settlement, failing
which the matter would be referred to
Russian Ship Leaves Port Arthur
During Storm.
Cbefoo, Nov. 17. The Russian tor
pedo boat destroyer Ratstoropony put
into this harbor this morning. Firing
was heard half an hour before she en
tered the hatbor. A snow atorm-and
high wind was prevailing at the time,
and it la believed that the Russian ves
eel, under cover of the storm, made an
attempt to escape from Poit Arthur.
Tbe corrspondent of tbe Associated
Prers succeeded in reaching the destroy
er after she arrived here, but he was
not allowed to board her. The captain
ot the Chinese cruiser Uai Yung was
the first person to go on board. He
held a brief conference with her com
mander, after which the Ratstoropony
came further in the stream and anchor
ed in the same spot that the destroyer
Ryeshitelnl did last August before she
was cut out by the Japanese.
Sails With Cotton for Japan.
Seattle, Nov. 17. It ia reported from
Vancouver, B. C, that the Canadian
Pacific steamship company 'a ateamer
Athenian, formerly a United States
government transport, baa sailedfrom
that port with a contraband cargo for
the Japanese government. According
to Information received in Seattle, the
vessel ia carrying a shipment of 300
tons of cotton for the government ar
senal at Toklo. Fears aie entertained
tor the vessel's safety, as Russian
agents have advised St. Petersburg au
thorities of the nature of the cargo.
Notifies China He Will Disarm.
Chefoo, Nov. 17. The captain of the
Russian torpedo boat destroyer Ratsto
ropony, which put Into this harbor
earl) this morning, has notified the
Chinese authoritiea that he will disarm.
It ia believed that thia decision was ar
rived at after communicating with St.
Petersburg. There la reason to believo
that Japanese cruisera have been watch
ing the port, although a ateamer which
has just arrived saw no Japanese war
Pair Settles Debt with Nation.
St. Louis, Nov. 17. The sum of
1191,850.81, the last installment on
the federal loan of $4,600,000 made to
tha World's fair several months ago,
was paid into the United States sub
treasury today by the exposition offi
cials. Thia la the 11th payment.
iH,A -4 A
Clackamas People' Call Situation to
Attention of Representative.
Oregon City Complaint of flagrant
violations of the aalmon fishing law are
being made by interested Clackamas
county people to Representative-elect
C. G. Huntley, of this city, who, aa a
member of tbe state legislature, will
seek to have corrected existing abuses
and their repitithn in ihe future.
These complaints have been made to
Fish Warden Van Dusen, who haa de
clined to remedy the situation beacuse
of a lack of funds.
Fishing is by law prohibited within
two miles of any hatchery, but this
law ia being notoriously transgressed.
There is made a provision In the same
law for the petroling of the Clackamas
river within the restricted districts
about a hatchery, but fishing for salm
on with nets ia being openly carried on
ithla one-half mhe of tbe government
hatchery near this city, with the result
that tbe take of aalmoo at the hatchery
will not exceed one-thiid that of List
yeat. At tbia time last year, 10,180,-
000 eggt had been aecured for the gov
ernment hatchery, while but 3,000,000
egga bava been taken thia year. Of
thia eeaeons'a taken Superintendent
Wallick reporta more than 1,000,000
eggs have been taken dating tbe past
ten days.
Much indignation exists among the
people of Oregon City with present
conditions, and local fishermen are
known to be fishing in violation of the
law for the reason that nothing has
been done to regulate tbe practice at
other places. Oregon City people view
the situation as one of gteat importance
to the industry itself, and question
whether or not the government ia its
efforts to promote the propagation of
this fish will not be discouraged bv tbe
lack of interest and tbe failure of the
state authorities to provide the needed
protection by enforcing tbe statutes as
they are now framed. ,, .
Bigger Engine and Outfit is Needed
Near Pendleton.
Pendleton J. W. Chaney was in
town recently negotiating for the pur
chase of a 2,600 foot well drill. Mr.
Chaney has a 750 foot outfit and a six
horse power gasoline engine, but finds
it too small lor efficient work.
He is at present working on a well at
tbe Furnish ranch, north of here, but
work waa suspended on account of
losing a drill and a new well was start
ed. In the old well a depth of over
700 feet was drilled with not a sign of
water, whlie ia the new one water waa
found at 150 feet and only a few yards
from the location of the old one.
Mr. Chaney will purchase a 20 horse
power engine for his new outfit and
will be able to bore for artesian water.
He prefers a gasoline engine, aa often
wells are bored many miles from a
watering place, and it is much more
convenient to haul gasoline than wood
and water.
frost Stops Brick flaking.
Weston The Weston brickyard
stopped molding this week on account
of the heavy frosts. Men are finishirg
the season's work and burning several
kilns. Manager Clark Nelson says that
thia ia the best year ever experienced.
flour for Japan.
Milton The Peacock milling com
pany haa just finished a shipment of
8,000 sacks of flour to Japan via Taco
ma. This is the first flour shipped
from this point to tbe Orient this seas
on. More orders are expected.
Show Results of Irrigation.
Pendleton Blanks for tha rennrt nf
farmers reaidina on winter and snrinir
irrigated farms and the results of such
. i a a a a
irrigation are Deing circuiaiea among
the farmera to be filled out and re
turned to tha Pendleton Commercial
association, there to be made into a
general report and forwarded to the
government. Thia is being done with
the hope of interesting the government
and to prevent it from abandoning the
Umatilla irrigation project.
Busy Days at flour Mill.
Pendleton Pendleton flour mills are
run to their capacity to fill flour orders
for the local demand. Little flour ia
being shipped to tha Orient, although
W. 8. Byers has bad several contracts
for the fall product. Small buya ot
wheat are being made constantly, but
none of any consequence. All that
ia bought now must be shipped in by
rail, as all grain tributary to Pendleton
was purchased aome time ago.
Coming Events.
Oregon 8tate Conventionl of County
Clerkaand Recorders, Portland, No
vember 25-26.
Oregon Good Roada association,
Salem, December 13-15. ,
Inland Empire Sunday School Insti
tute, Pendleton. January 30. -
Oregon Y, M. O. A. convention,
8alem, November 25-27.
Maxwell Mine will Run rive Stamps
AN Winter.
Baker City Tbe management of tbe
Maxwell mine, on Rock creek, ia in
stalling a water power plant at Its new
mill. The aerial tramway, 8,000 feet
long, is also In course of construction.
Five stamps will be operated all winter.
Superintendent Al Geiser, of tbe Gem
mine in Sparta district, came in a few
days ago, having in his possession aome
of the richest specimens of ore yet dis
covered in that property. They were
from the atrike recently made 'on the
600 foot level. Mr. Geiser aaye they
weie picked at random from a car aa it
cams from the mine. The mill ia run
ning night and day on very rich ore.
The Montezuma and Bunker Hill
prepertiea in tbe Cracker creek district
hsve been consolidated. Warren Cable
baa been appointed manager. A 1,200
foot tunnel will be run during the
winter to tap the vein.
Manager Stuliea of the White Swan
mine baa returned from San Francico,
but will leave in a few daya to attend
the Balliet trial at Dee Moines, Iowa,
aa a witness. He aaya that matters
have been adjusted and that work will
be resumed on hla return from the
Streak of Sulphide found In the
Hanging Walt. i
Susanville Heaton & Haskell, who
have a bond on the Oriole and are driv
ing a tunnel on the ledge, struck a
streak of sulphide ore on the hanging
wall that assays $64 in gold. The
Oriole is an old location, bnt little
work having Deen done toward develop
ing it. A tunnel waa started, and de
tached bunches of good ore were en
countered in a bioken mass of ledge
matter. Tbe workmen now appear to
have entered solid forn ation and the
indications are that they will soon have
a body of ogod ore. - ,
The Gold Bug people have sunk their
shaft 60 below the 100 foot level since
installing their steam plant, and thei
ore stays with them, which shows the
shoot is getting longer with depth.
They will drift on the ledge when the
200 foot level it reached.
The Badger baa three shifts sinking
the shaft below the 700 foot level. The
mill is running steadily and the usual
amount of concentrates ia being shipped.
The compressor pipe line ia being ex
tended acrosa the gulch to the Bull of
the Woods, where the air will be used
to run machine drills.
New Oregon Incorporations.
Salem Articles of incornoration
were filed in the office of the secretary
ef state last week aa follows:
West Coast Lumber and Timber com
pany, Portland, $500,000; Allen
Brown, True Cncapher. William W.
Brown, Huntington D. Pier, Jester E.
Bend Water. Light A Power com
pany. Bend: $10,000: A. L. Good-
willie, Geotge C. Steineman, W. E.
Guerin, Jr. v
Wright Marcantile com nan v. Union:
$50,000; Joapeh Wright, M. F. Wright,
John M. Ross.
R. Robinson Cheese comnanv. Tilla
mook; $10,000; John R. Harter, R.
Robinson, C. W. Talmage.
Contracts Let for State fuel.
Salem Awards of contracts for furn
ishing wood for the state institutions
nave been made, ibere were a number
of contracts, aome of them for small
quantities of wood. The prices named
in contracts, for first-growth fir, are aa
follows: Reform school, $3.50; peni
tentiary. 13.20: asylum. 13.25 to 13.40:
asylum farm, $3.50. Offers of wood
lor tne capitol building, blind school
and mute school were rejected, the
prices named being $3.30 to $3.95
Shipping Potatoes.
WeBton--Several care of potatoea are
being shipped from -here to outside
marketa thia week. Growers are re
ceiving $1 a sack for their crop, with a
ready market. The largest field ia 40
acres, situated on Wtston mountain.
Requisition for Alleged Horsethief.
Salem Governor Chamberlain has
issued a requisition upon the governor
of South Dakota for the extradition of
George W. Ditty, who is wanted to
answer a charge of atealing a horse at
Echo, Umatilla county, last May.
$4,000 for a Draft Stallion.
Pendleton D. A. Collins, agent for
the McLaughlin Bros., importers of
horses, has returned lrom Walla Walla,
where he haa been looking over the
country for a depot for their horses.
Mi. Collins has just completed a sale
whereby a Wasco, Oregon, company has
purchased a 2,180 pound 3-year old
French draft stallion for $4,000.
Northwest Wheat Markets.
Portland Walla Walla, 8082c;
blueetem, 85c; valley, 87)c.
Tacoma Blueatem, 90c; club,
86c. -
Colfax Club, 73c; blueetem, 75o.
four Are After the Next National
Grange Convention.
PorUlnd, Nov. 18. Increasing at
tendance marked the second dav' a.
sion of the National Grange convention.
Despite tbe heavy rain, a iimi
crowa oi urangera Is coming in from
all paita of the Northwest, and the
attendance will continna tn
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daring the remainder of the week. Tbe
a . . .
ciimax win probably be reecned tomor
row afternoon when tha final dKnMa nl
tbe order are to be conferred.
Speculation ia already rifa aa to
where the next convention of tha Ka.
tional Grange will be held. Several
cmea are alter tbe bonor. Among
them are Washington D. C: Hartford.
Conn.; Trenton, N. J., and Milwaukee
Wis. Governor Pardee of California,
baa sent aa urgent invitation for tha
National grange to meet somewhere In
bis state next year, but it ia hardly
proDabie that bla Invitation will find
favor with the deWataa. aa tha mat nf
coming to the Pacific coast is about
lo.uuumore man it would be for tbe
grange to be held in an eastern city.
The place for holding the next session
will not be decided upon until some
time next week. Yesterday's session
wss principally devoted toaddrefaea
by National officers and reports from
state masteia. Tbe list of standing
committees and order of business have
been printed in pamphlet form for con
venience oi the delegates; tbe hall bas
been partially rearranged and firaa ara
kept burning all night long, so that
ine nan is mora comtoi table than it
waa on Wednesday.
Fruit was distributed veaterdav to all
the visitors, and there ia now a cheer
ful air pervading among all present, aa
they are becoming better acquainted.
W. a . . .
x ne mom important address yesterday
waa that ot the worthy overseer, T. C.
Atkinson, of West Virginia, aecond
officer ot the order.
The board of reeen ta of tha Oimmi
Araicuitural eollem invitod tha alA.
gatea to visit tbe collese at CorvaUia
during the meeting. The invitation
waa accepted and a apodal train will
take them next there Tuesday.
Reorganization of Present National
Body Is Under Consideration.
Denver, Nov. 19. A special commit
tee Jim been appointed to draw up a
plan of reorganization for the National
Livestock association. President Hag-
enbarth baa named Fred P. Johnson,
oi this city; W. A. Harris, ex-senator
from Kansas: Y. Mnrdo McKenzie. of
Texas, and Alvin H. Sanders, of the
Breedeis' Gazette, of Chicago, to act
ltb mm aa a committee to frame a
new constitution and by-lawa for the
new organization. Thia committee will
report to a committee to be named by
the convention when it meeta here Jan
uary 9 of next year. Tbe committee
t hosen by the convention will consist
of three members from each branch of
the live-stock industry, and they will
use the by-laws and constitution made
by the special committee aa a basis for
their full report to the convention of a
plan of reorganization.
While Mr. Hagenbarth ia in Chicago
he expect to secure the meeting of the
National Livestock commission meet
ing for Denver for the same date as the
thiee other Livestock associations will
mee there. This brings here 600 com
mission men from all parts of the coun
try. Several other branches of the
livestock industry will be represented
Boston firemen Have Hani Time to
Keep Tire from Spreading.
Boston, Nov. 19. The London pier
and shed of the Warren line, in
Charleatown, filled with oil, wood pnlp
and othei highly inflammable material,
waa completely destroyed by fire to
tonight, and it was only by the utmost
exertion that the firemen were a le to
save the adjoining property. The big
Hoosao tunnel grain elevator and the
White Stai line pier, and a number of
vessels narrrowly escaped destruction.
Tbe entire north end of the city was
deluged with sparks. At midnight the
fire waa under contiol. The loss is es
timated at $600,000, of which $500,000
ia on freight.
More Russian Ships Sail.
Libau, Russia, Nov. 19. The second
division of the Russian aecond Pae fh
aquadron sailed today. It consists ot
the cruisera Oleg and Izumrud, the
auxiliary cruisera Kuban, Terek and
Orel, the cruisera Rion and Dneiper,
formerly the St. Petersburg and Smo
lensk, and tbe torpedo boat destroyers
Liany, Resiti, Gromki, Gozny and
Prosorlivy. Tbe division is expected to
overtake Rear Admiral Voelkesam's
division by way of tbe Sues canal
The two divisions will thus be united
before reaching Japanese waters.
Metcalf May Step Up.
Washington, Nov. 19. It is said to
night, -on high authority, that Secre
tary Hitchcock will retire from the
cabinet on March 4 next. He will re
linquish his position without reference
to his possible election as United States
senator from Missoni i. It is the gen
eral understanding that Victor H.
Metcalf, at present head of the depart
ment of commerce and labor, will be
transferred to the interior department
at successor to Mr H.'tchcock.
Shakhe River Is Trozen Over.
Shanghai, Nov. 19. According to
advices received here the Japanese have
advanced across the Shakhe river,
which now haa become frozen over.
This is believed to have made possible
a general advance on the Russian posi
tion and a battle acrosa the Shakhe is
thought to be imminent.
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Explosion of Qz5 ta Gi!ccp
Overpressure In Tanks Causes! the
Accident Wrecked Plant at
Once Takes fire.
Chicago, Nov.21. Four oersons wets
killed and a score in luted tnla haa
series of gas explosion that destroyed
m piant oi the ryle Electric Head
light company. The shocks of the ex
plosion were ao sevete that all the
buildings near the demolished plant
were damaged, and windows were shat-
ttrrmA lar hlnrlra kKiU
- " wm..v .ciwu. nri ,
thrown from their feet. Over pressure
a oeiievea to have caused tbe accident.
The Pyle comnanv snoDliea IllnmL
nation lor railroad coaches. Thia ilia
minant la forced Into small retorts,
which, when attached nndar th flnnr
of a car, will aupply it with light for
monins. in order to make tbia possi
ble the retorts are subjected to aa ex
tremely high nressare. It waa anh a .
tank that caused tbe first explosion.
wnue workmen and wreckage filled
the air. other retorts exDloded In anrh
rapid succession that it was almost im-
poeeioie to distinguish tbe separate de
tonations. There were nina anrh .
plosions in all, and these left the plant
n names. Tbe fire kept the depart
ment busy for several boars.' The total
lota to property ia $75,000.
IS 3,000 STRONG.
Great Throng In Attendance at Na
tional Grange.
Portland. Nov. 19. Yeatarrfaa'a 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 the fact that the three
final degrees will be confened this
afternoon at the Empire theater. The
sessions are prowintr mora nthn.iti
and much business is being transacted
ai every session.
There was no evening session last
night, tbe various committeea needing
the time for their reporta. The Arm
ory hall was thrown onen after K nVWk '
to the general public, and the visitors
neia lmpiompta receptions among
themselves. Man V aTMM-ha wars mill.
and songs were sung, tbe occasion being
one oi ine most enjoyable of the in
formal gathering o lay during tbe
Yesterdav's hnainftaa twran with that
annual address of (i- W F dm nut. r.1
New Jersey, assistant steward of the
nauonai orange. Utters addreeslng
the meet ine were: B. C. Patterann. nf
Connecticut, and the state managers
I rota jew York, Washington, Missouri,
Delaware. Colotadn and Vsrmont whn
made reporta upon the condition of
ineir respective charges.
favors Roosevelt's Peace Move, but
Can't Join In While War is On.
St. Petersburg Nov. 21. Tha Rna.
sian formal reply says a circular note
regarding the conveninir of The Ham
conference is not expected until next
week, in tbe meantime the views of
other powers are being ascertained
throhgh the Russian representatives
abroad. While there ia no reason to
believe that Russia can sgree to par
ticipate in a conference during a war
there is every indication that she will
nor oniy not resent tbe propoea., but
that her reply will be of a cordial
In the course of a conversation on
the subject between Foreign Minister
Lamadorff and Charge d'Affaires Eddy,
of the American embassy, the former
spoke feelingly of Russia's great inter
est in the work and aims of the peace
confei en te initiated by Em pei or N ich
olas. and the important fact developed
that it bad been Russia'a Intention,
had not the war intervened, herself to
invite tbe powers to a second confer
ence. While tha war waa in nrmmai.
however, Count Lamsdorff explained, it
waa a great difficulty to a fruitful dis
cussion and to a decision in a question
which might affect the activity of the
present belligerents.
Canal Commissioner Resigns.
Washington, Nov. 21. Frank J.
Hecker bas resigned as a member of
tbe Panama canal commission. In his
letter of resignation sent to President
Rooeevelt, Mr. Hecker said tbe climate
of the canal zone is unfavorable to hla
health, and he felt conrtrained to re
sign. The piesident accepted the re
signation, and in reply to to Mr.
Hecker "s letter, paid the retiring com
miseioner a tribute, and expressed re
gret that bis health would not permit
him to serve any longer. Mr. Hecker
ia from Michigan.
Describes Situation as CritlcaL
Wasington, Nov. 21. Consul Gene
ral Fowler today cabled the state do
partment from Chefoo that the situa
tion at Port Arthur is extremely criti
cal, the outer forta having fallen into
the possession of the Japanese. He
also states that three Japanese torpedo
boat destroyers aie lying ontside of
Chefoo harbor, and that the Russian
crew of the torpedo boat destroyer
blown up are transfeiring their arms
and supplies to a Chinese cuieer.
Millions for Defense.
Berlin, Nov. 21. A dispatch to the
Frankfurter Zeitung from Constantino
ple eaye Turkey is ordering 100 new
batteries of artillery fiom German,
French and English factories at the
cost of $10,000,000. Tbe Krupp com
pany gets tha largest contrasts,

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