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The British Japanese Note.
The British and Japanese ministers
atPekin have presented, tho following
note to the Chinese government.
1. The delay in Russia's evacuation
of .Manchuria threatens peace iu tho in
jures the interests of England and
2. If the departure of Russian troops
from Manchuria be indefinitely post
poned, the English ami Japanese gov
ernments! will take measures for the
protection of their several interests.
3. China must demand from Russia
the immediate evacuation of Manchuria
by the latter's troops.
4. England and Japan will acknow
ledge no treaty concluded between !
Russia and China which does not bind
the former to evacuate Manchuria.
5. If, after the evacuation of Man
churia by Russian troops, a treaty be
tween Russia and China in regard to the
civil administration of Manchuria be i
deemed necessary such treaty can j
nly be concluded with the approval ( f ;
England and Japan, who must be pre-j
viously advised of the same.
6. A reply is demanded to this note i
within five davs.
The Break with Russia.
It has leaked outtht just prior to
leaving: Washington for Russia that
Count Cassini called at the state depart
ment and futher discussed the
situation involving the United States
and Russia in consequence of the Jew
ish outrages in the latter country. The
visit of tfee count developed the fact that
the situation is much more complicated
and serious than any member of the ad
ministration is ready to admit for pub
lication. Count Cassini will not return
to this county. The statement to this
effect made several days ago ha9 been
fully confirmed. Ambassador McCor
mick will not return to St. Petersburg.
In fact, if not in theory, the diplomatic
relations between the two countries will
be severed within a few weeks. This
may or may not bring about a crisis.
It is stated for diplomatic purposes
that Ambassador McCormick came to
see a relative married. It is well under
stood that.he took only an indefinite
leave of absence and was expected to re
turn to his post within a short time
in fact he announced while in London
en route to this county that he would
only be in the United States long j
enougb.to see the ceremony performed.
But now the suggestion that "the am
bassador's health is not good," and,
while he will go abroad, he will not re
port at once to St. Petersburg, but will
go to Carlsbad to take the baths. If cir
cumstances were different there would
be no significance in this. Under pres
ent conditions it has marked significance.
Greatest Timber Belt in the World.
JULY CLEARANCE SALE
Below we mention a few of the good things we are offering this month in the way
of money savers. Look them over. Perhaps some of them may interest you. At any
rate, keep your eye on this space. It is more than likely that you will soon find some
thing that you want and tho prices will prove an agreeable surprise.
Summer Dress Goods Reduced 33 13 Per Cent.
The line is still fairly complete, comprising mercerized CDttons, pebbled silkette,
Ckauibray Madras and other seasonable fabrice. Look them over next time you're in
A Red Hot Special.
We place on sale today about 25 pieces of French Percale. These were ex
cellent values at 10 and i24 cents a yard. Sale price j4 cents. The percale is fine
quality, full width and in every way a notably big value. Test our clain by investigation
Our entire stock of fresh, seasonable millinery has been marked down to bed rock
prices. The assortment is slill fairly complete and the prices should prove unusurlly
attractive to the purchaser
Curtains at Cut Prices
We have become slightly overstocked on Ecru Lace Curtains and have therefore
marked every pair of Ecru Lace Curtains down to an exceedingly low price. Investi
gate this while the best of the lot are yet unsold.
r Ladie's Tan Shoes.
We have taken every pair of Ladie's Tan Shoes in the house including values up
,. v 4 to $3.50 and marked them at the ridiculourly low figure of $1.50 per pair. We want to
clean up before fall that's the whole story. Look into this. The prices will do the rest
The greatest timber belt in the
world is to be found in Western Oregon
and in Washington. According to Gov.
ernment reports, Oregon has about 335,
000,000 feet of standing timber, mostly
fir, cedar, hemlock, spruce and larch.
As there is now cut in the state about
1,000,000,000 feet annually, there is still
enough timber left to last for several
hundred years at the same rate of cut
ting, providing sufficient and much
needed precautions of are taken for the
elimination of forset fires. In the tim
ber lands of the Eastern states a yield
of 6000 feet of first-class timber is a good
average, but in the lavish North
west 300,000 feet to the acre is
not unusual. A fir tree 405 feet high
and 220 feet to the first limb was recent
ly cut down. This tree scaled 90,2-15
feet of lumber, as much as ten acres of
average Eastern timber. From the
Northern Pacific ports timbers 100 feet
long and two feet square are constantly
being Ehipped, and to supply this de
mand for large timbers there is.but one
possible source in the world.
For shipbuilding, masts, bridgo tim"
bers, car sills and other needs demand
ing a combination of great length,
strength, durability and lightness, the
Oregon fir is unriveled. Government
tests show that under pressure it is
nearly twice the strength of oak and
three times that of pine. From each of
the five continents the demand for it is
continually increasing. Tho German
Emperor's new yacht has Oregon fir
masts and booms, and the royal standard
on Windsor Castle floats from a flagstaff
of the same wood. The surprising fea
ture of Eastern lumbermen visiting the
forests of tho Northwest for the first
time, is the great size of the logs handled
by the sawmills, as well as the great
height attained by the trees before the
first limb is reached. Trees that were
standing when Columbus first discov
ered America and were giants when Gray
first put into the mouth of the Colum
b inare still sound to the core.
Buy one of those fine
Morris Chairs we are show
ing and comfort .and satis
faction is sure. Also a splen
did line of Rockers.
Full line of Couches and
Lounges that are up-to-date.
B. W. STRONG
The Furniture Man
Your Ranches and Timber
Lands with me. : : :
I HAVE EASTERN CUSTOMERS
AND CAN SELL
R. R. JOHNSON,
OFFICE IN MARK'S BLOCK.
FARMERS' CASH STORE,
Q. A. WOOD & CO, Props
Staple ane Fancy Groceries. Highest Price paid
for country produce. Fresh bread daily. Your
Patronage is respectfully solicited.
Private Free Delivery to All Parts of the City
FARMER WITH AN
the McCormick whenever he wants a binder, reaper, mower,
rake, corn binder, husker and shredder, or other harvesting
machine, because he prefers machines that meet his require
mentsmachines that give him satisfaction machines that
are worth every dollar that he pays for them.
H will help your farming buiincu to read the McCormkX b, MA
MODEL MACHINE," which is mailed free.
OPP PASSENGER DAPOT
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NOPnANT FOR FINE CONFECTIONERY 1
and ICE CREAM PARLORS 1
Fruits, Candies, Cakes, Pies,
Doughnuts and Fresh Bread Daily
Portland Journal Agency. Hendrick'a Block, Opp. Depot
I. J. NORHAN&Co. Prop.