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RIOTING IN FRISCO
NEW RIOT AMONG CARMEN.
Street Car Biros Scene of Bloody
TWO VERSIONS ARE GIVEN OUT
Union Men Backed by Police Are On
One Side and Company On
San Francisco, Sept, 12. On Mon
day night a desperate encounter oc
curred between, on tbo one side, men
employed by the United Railways and
on the other striking carmen and police.
Five men were shot, two fatally, one of
the latter being the victim of a shot
fired by a policeman.
Two accounts of the aflray havo been
furnished, which are directly opposed
to each other in fixing the blame for
the rioting. One account is that given
by the policemen concerned in the fua
illado that was poured into the band of
employes of tho company, and the oth
er is that of tho railway officials who
investigated the matter, as they claim,
in as thorough manner as possible.
Tho bloody battle started shortly
after midnight near the United Sail
road car barn at Twenty-fourth and
Utah streets, and, according to tho
statement of the police, was tho result
of a plot that has been brewing among
Calhonn's nonunion employes for a
couple cf weeks. It was the plan of
the nonunion men to drive out the
union pickets w'0 have taken up quar
ters near the carbarn and have been
housed in tenta thero Bince the begin
ning of the strike.
Just at the stroke of midnight a
United Railroads repair car was run
out of the carbarn. It was manned by
a score of armed strikebreakers, and as
it speeded noiselessly along the tracks
in the direction of the union pickets all
lights were extinguished, when near
ly opposite the tents tho first shots
were fired, strikebreakers say, by the
union pickets, the pickets declare by
the armed men on the cars.
The version of the affair given out by
the United Railroads people diffecra
materially from the story of the police,
and is in part as follows:
"The story of a plot is ridiculous.
That repair car waB first started out
from the carbarn fcr the purpose of
making some necessary repairs to tracks
and wires injured during the day'a run.
The men on that car when it first went
out were the regular repair gang.
There were no gun fighters and not one
of tho men was armed. When they
passed the tents of union pickets rocks
were thrown, breaking every window,
and then shooting commenced from the
"The men in the repair car rushed
back to the barn for reinforcements and
a trailer loaded with armed men went
ont to follow and protect the repair
crew on its second trip. Fire was
opened again when the two cars went
speeding past the union picket tents
and our men returned the fire."
Francisco Police Are Accused of
Shooting at Strikebreakers.
San Franoisco, Sept. 13. Another
scene of riot was enacted at tho Twenty
fourth and Utah streets carbarn last
night, following tho arrost of William
A. Bruco, a nonunion carman, on com
plaint of two young women that ho had
annoyed thorn by a remark as they
passed. Bruco resisted arrest and was
severely clubbed. The police allego
that they were thereupon attacked by
numbers of nonunion mon. A riot
squad oi 25 patrolmen under Lieuten
ant Tobin came up and in a fight a
scoro of heads wero broken by clubs
of tho police and a number of arrests
wero made. Eventually the nonunion
men wero driven back into tho car
barns. Tho polico sny that the carman
who started the row is an ex-convict .
Mayor Taylor has increased the
Mission patrcl by 22 men, in accord
ance with his promise of yesterday.
The pickets' tent at Twenty-fourth and
Fotrero streets, a block from tho com
pany's barn, is to be removed. It has
been a headquarters for troublo for
The Chronicle commenting upon tho
furious rioting in tho Mission district,
wnen live nonunion car operatives in
the employ of the United Railroads
were shot by union pickets and police
men, charges flatly that the police am
bushed the nonunion men and fotight
against them side by side with their
union tormentors. Tho Chronicle
points out that the patrolmen Wade,
Blgelow and Miller who shot down
the carmen, were appointed to the po
lice forco from the teamsters' and car
men's unions soon atter the commence
ment of the streetcar strike, when a
Union Labor police commission and a
crooked chief of police were in control.
FAIRGROUNDS A DELIGHT.
LAND HINDUS AT VICTORIA.
Monteaglo Turns Back, Fearing Vio
lence at Vancouver.
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 13. Advices
from Vancouver state that Jthe mayor of
Vancouver has warned the captain of
the steamer Monteagle, which has on
board 114 Japanese, 149 Chinese and
941 Hindus, destined for this port, that
he would be unable to guarantee a safe
landing here, because the unionists
have expressed their determination to
resist the immigration of any more
Asiatic laborers. The steamship au
thorities feared to assume the risk and
the vessel has been turned back to
Victoria, where the Asiatics will be i
Vancouver is reported as beinK com
paratively quiet, but an outrage by two
Chinamen yesterday has again inflamed
the people. The Mongolians, while
passing along one of the main streets,
saw a white baby sitting on the door
step. They Bnatched it up and threw
it into the middle of the street, which
was busy with traffic. It fell among
the horses' feet and narrowly escaped
death. Beyond being tbruised it was
not much the worse. An angry crowd
started in pursuit. The Chinese had a
good start and escaped. The fact that
no arrests have been made has not
tended to allay the temper of. the people.
CHARGES AGAINST RUICK.
SENATOR BORAH ARRAIGNED Said to
Indicted for Conspiracy to Defraud
Government of Land.
Boise, Sept. 12. Federal court has
opened here, and United States Senator
W. E. Borah, charged with conspiracy
to defraud the government in the mat
ter of timber lands, was arraigned be
fore Judge F. 8. Dietrich, where ho en
tered a plea of not guilty. Frank Mar
tin, ex-attorney general of Idaho, joint
ly indicted with Mr. Borah, was also
arraigned, but his attorneys asked three
days in which to file plea inabatement,
motion to quash the indictment or to
demur. It is said that the attorneys
for Mr. Martin will attack the conduct
of United States Attoreny Snick before
the Federal grand jury, which returned
the indictment against their client, but
it is the opinion they will have a hard
timo of it Bhowing that Mr. Ruick did
not properly conduct himself in hiB
efforts to bring Idaho land frauders to
Tax Commissioner Short.
New Orleans, Sept. 12. A $100,000
shortage waB discovered today in the
accounts of tho state tax commissioner
of this city, and the police are search
ing for Charles E. Letten, chief clerk
to State Tax Collector John Fitzpat
rick, who is charged with the defalca
tion. This is the third defalcation in
Bix months in the Louisiana tax depart
ment. Tho two previous shortages to
taled nearly $100,000. Thore is no
clew to the whereabouts of Letten.
Ho has hold the position for 19 years,
and no bond can bo found.
Have Forced Grand Jury to
Boise, Idaho, Sept. 13. Judge Diet
rich in the Federal court yesterday
Bued an order for a special grand jnry
to appear on Thursday, September 19
The order was issued at the instance of
Judge M. C. Burch, special assistant
attorney general of the United States
who is here for the purpose of inquir
ing into matters in connection with the
Idaho land frauds.
It ib understood here that the order
was really the result of a plea in abato
ment filed by the attorneys for Frank
Martin, one of Hhe mon indicted with
Senator Borah and others, which plea
makes serious and sensational charges
of misconduct on tho part of United
btates Attorney Ruick.
These charges are that Ruick used
force and coercion in securing the in
dictments of Borah and his fellow de
fendants, and are supported by the afli
davits of three of the grand jurymen
Attractive Plan of Beautifying Is
Salom Not the least important of
tho many improvements being mado at
tho fair grounds in preparation for tho
Creator Oregon State fair, September
16-21. la tho transformation of tho un
sightly and barren wastes of dry grass
and weeds into beautiful landscapo
effects. Thia is tho first appeal to tho
artistio sense that has boon attempted
along this lino, and, although it htiB
boon found impossiblo to make all the
needed changes in ono year, tho woat
glaring faults hnvo boon remedied. Tho
concessions havo all beon removed to
ono district, and dozens of unsightly
Blrncks destroyed. New walks havo
been laid throughout tho grounds, tho
idea being to combino beauty with oon
venlence as far as possible Buildings
have been moved whenever necessary,
and othor conditions made to conform
to the new arrangements. Tho walks
will all be of fine gravel, dressed with
The main improvement is noticeablo
in tho square between the main pavll
ion and the dairy building, which has
been moved to a site northeast of its
old position. The visitor is no longer
confronted with the row of candy stands
and lunch counters of all sizes, ages
and colors, and the expanse of dry
grass which formerly assailed tho eye
The only remaining relic of tho old
regime is the fountain, with its famil
iar figure in the center, but oven thia
has been repainted and remodeled until
it is hardly recognizable, and Is now
surrounded with a bed of flowers, and a
There are many other dower beds
also, in the shape of crescents, stars
and other designs, and all will be in
blossom fair week. The big center bed
contains large, spreading palms. Where
there nro no flowers green lawns havo
been planted. Water has been piped
to this section, and the work of boauty
is being rapidly completed.
A pretty feature is tho Btatues which
will be placed in this square. Just
east of the main wing of the pavilion,
the large, reclining figure, representing
the atate of Oregon, was Beed last year,
and will ogam occupy the same posi
tlon. In front of the pavilion, the
fountain and its small statue have al
ready been noted. Rack of this foun
tain, the large standing figure of Ceres,
goddess of agriculture, which last year
was located in tho pavilion, but seemed
rather cramped and out of place, will
be set up. On either aide of this statue
two smaller images will be placed,
making five pieces of statuary in all
They will bo set upon suitable bases
and bordered with flower beds. All
these statues were secured from tho
Lewis and Clark exposition of 1905 in
HAS NEW SCHEME.
W. 8. U'Ren Would Elect Senators by
Oregon City W. S. U'Ron, tho
father of tho inltlatlvo and roferen
dun has a plan to mako Slatonient No.
1 noarly ironclad and to muko tho poo
plo of Oregon dominant over tho legis
lature and anv nolitical party as woll.
Ho proposes to have a bill enacted into
law next June through tho initiative by
which candidates for tho legislature
will bo instructed to sign Stalotnont
No. 1 exactly ns it is written in tho
law. Tho mombcrs of tho legislature
are furthor commanded to voto for tho
candidate for senator who is tho choico
of the greatest number of pcoplo.
Mr. U'Ren has boon working on such
a bill for sovoral wcoks and now has it
drafted and all ready to spring. Ho
believes that if the bill becomes a law
thero will bo no question of tho mem
bers of tho legislature oboying tho pro
visions it contains.
RIOT8 MEAN EXCLUSION.
Trouble In Vancouver Will Help Solve
Problem In U. S.
Waatilnulnn. Sont. 11.
.i.tnmtt nvn tin on treaty ooiweo"
i -I Tonan la lntVlBUrU V IlOflr
er realisation than tho most optimistic
administration olllolal could havo bo
Hovod 48 hours ago, la tho judgment of
tho nicmbora of tho diplomatic corps.
Thia long sought objoct is expected to
bo Ut.lnod, porhaps, as an inmrw
suit of tho mobbing oi tl 0 Japanese
at Vancouver, B, O., last Saturday
night. Olllolals horo doploro what thoy
vlow as an unfortutmto und unwarrani
o.l Infrni't Inn of tho treaty rights of
but they do not fall to
porcolve at onco tho important bearing
that this inoldont will probably lmvo
ii.ii.... I,.l..nii tlm
upon me negounwuim uvm
State department and tho Japanuso
ambassador, looking to tho drafting of
a treaty that Bhall limit tho Incoming
of Japaneso cooliea instead of allowing
the snbject to no uoaic wim
present looso fashion by what amount
in nmi.nlllntiil undertaking on tho part
of tho Japanese govornmontto wltlinoid
nnaannrfn In i.nnlIpR railllnir directly tO
tho United Btates.
HAGGLES ABOUT ITS BOND.
Better Train Service Ordered.
Salem Ordors havo beon issued by
the railroad commission requiring tho
Southern Facific company to put on a
special train out of Rosoburg to mako
tho run to Portland whenever north
bound overland express train No. 12 is
two hours behind schedule time of ar
rival at Rosoburg and also to require
tho O. R. & N. company to run a pas
senger train each way daily ootweon
Portland and Pendlotou, tho castbounu
train to leavo Portland in the morning
and tho westbound to leave Pond lo ton
in the morning, and requiring 'the
trains to stop at each station, eithor
regularly or by signal, for the accom
modation of travel betweon these and
Must Not Invade Reserve.
Pendleton In a lotter just received
by County Superintendent Welle from
J. II. Ackerman, Btato school euperin
tendent, the hopes of a public school
for white children cn tho reservation
are dashed. Not long ainco Professor
Wells wroto tho state superintendent
if a district might be established upon
tho Uatilla Indian reservation. Ho
had been aBked to take tbo matter up
by various white renters living on the
reservation and who have children of
school age. However, in his reply Su
penntendent Ackerman declared the
county has no right whatever to extend
its schools to the reservation.
Standard Only Offers Sl.000,000 to
8ecure 320,000,000 Fine.
Chicairo. Sont. 11. Tho Standard Oil
company of Indiana today applied to
liA Unltwl Rhiten Circuit COillt for a
writ of supersedeas suspending tho
operation of the recent hearings sot by
Jiulgo Ijindis in tho United Btatoa Dis
trict court, in which Uio penalty assess-
ed against tho company was $2U,0UU,
000. Judgo Groflfloup, beforo whom tho
nnnliention was made, declined to tako
action until ho had hoard arguments
from the uttomeya on both sides. Tho
arguments cousumed Uio greator part
of tho day.
Tho attorneys for tho government In
sisted that tho supersedeas bond, II a
writ of error wero granted, Bhould bo
as largo as tho fino assessed against tho
company. Tho attorneys for tho com
pany argued for a bond of $1,000,000.
Judgo Giosscup, while not specifying
the amount of tho bond, declared that
ho thought it should bo equal at It-net
to the total valuo of tho Standard Oil
company of Indiana.
TROUBLE IS EXPECTED.
Convicts Are Put to Work.
Chicago, Sept. 12. Convict labor
has been tried on public improvements
in Chicago for tho first time in the his
tory of tho city, and has met with Buch
remarkable success that criminologists
and public men declare it has opened
up a field of wonderful possibilities.
Prisoners at tho Bridewell havo put
more than $15,000 worth of improve
ments on California avenue without
tho cost of a cent to tho city. John
Whitman supervised the work.
Big Cudahy Plant Burned.
Philadelphia. Sept. 12. The largo
plant of tho Cadahy Packing company
at Ninth Btreet and Girard avenue was
destroyed by flro today. Loss about
?2UU,U00; beef weighing 25,000 pounds
was destroyed. Tho flro is believed to
have been caused by a spark from a
Hoch's Fighting Blood is Up.
Topeka, Sept. 13. Kansas ocliti
cians are strongly of the opinion that
Governor Hoch will call a special ses
sion oi the legislature If the railroads
persist in their determination to ignoro
1.1 r i m m .
tne z-cenc lare order. The covornor
has not been notified of the action of
the roads except through the newepa
pers. He declares that Kansas will
havo a 2-cent fare rate or it will be
cancelled in the states around her. A
conference was held by Governor Hoch,
Attorney ueneral Jackson and the at
torney for the railroad commission.
Says Laurler Will Settle It.
Toklo, Sept. 13. The Hoohi, which
was the most outspoken newspaper
hero in regard to tho recent Japaneso
unncuities m Ban Francisco, In an edi
tonal this evening says: "Tho trouble
in Vancouver appears to bo over, and
wpb connneu to one citv. Janan can
safely leavo her Interests in the hands
of Premier Laurier, who always has
been friendly. There is no reason why
the people should feel uneasy over tho
No Hope for Arbitration.
Tho Hague, Sept. 13. Tho bolief is
rapidly crowing amoinr tho delecateH to
the International peaco conference that
there is no hope for a nermanent nrlil.
tration court, owing to the German op
position. Tho deleeatcs nro trrentlv
discouraged, although tho kaieer'a on-
position to the nlnn has lomr boon Inti
Organize to Fight Railroad.
Salem A concerted movement is on
foot to effect an organization of the
valley sawmill men with a view of
taking up agai" the rate question on
rough and finished lumber shipments
to ban Francisco bay common points.
The mill m?n are still striving to
bring about a restoration of the old rate
of $3.50 per thousand feet and, if tho
valley manufacturers can be brought
together, it is proposed to take the
matter before the Interstate Commerce
commission at the earliest date possi
Albany Ships Much Fruit.
Albany More than 25 tons of Bart
lett pears have been shipped out of Al
bany this season and a few more will
dq seni out oeiore tup shipments are
concluded. 3Iore cherries wero sent
out of Albany this season than ever be
fore and, according to the amounts al
ready under contract, the biceest prune
shipment ever made from Oregon will
leave Albany this fall. If the prune
crop comes up to present expectations,
this big shipment will be realized.
Buys Apples at La Grande.
La Grande Contract for the sale of
more than 60.000 boxes of Grand
Ronde apples at $1.40 per box has boon
concluded between E. Z. Carbine, of
thlB county, and C. E. Walker, of Kan-
eas City, bixty thousand boxos of
apples means approximately 110 car
loads. Loading of this monster order
will begin as soon as the apple picking
commences, or, in other words, at once.
Prune Dryers Start In Linn.
Albany Prune picking Is In full
blast in all the orchards of this part of
the state and nine dryers are running
to their fullest capacity in the vioinitv
of Albany.' The prune orop is one of
the LoHt in years and Laielle Brothers.
of this city, will tend 150 cars of dried
prunes to Laatern markets, the biggest
shipment of prunes ever made from
tho Pacific Northwest.
Prune Crop Heavy.
Eugene Tho fruit evaporators
Lane county aro generally in oneration
now, tho prunes coming in fust. Trio
crop in this county this year is said to
be nearly as largo a tho bumper crop of
last year, when tons of tho prunes
wont to waste becauo tho evaporators
could roi handlo them all. This year
there are more evaporators, and the eld
ones have beon enlarged, so it is prob
able that thero will be no waste of any
Profits Pay for Land.
Jacksonville Ten aero? of fruit land
within tho corporate limits of Jackson
ville, Oregon, cost W. I. Mclntyro, a
well known orchardist oi that city, $1,
900 a year ago. This year he will more
than have paid for the property with
tho proceeds of fruit sold from the
tract this season. Mr. Mclntyre is an
enthusiastic fruit grower, who has
adopted scientific methods of producing
tho diilprent vatrietica of fruit.
Malheur Wins Pardee Cup.
Ontario E. A. Fraser haa received
a telegram from Mayor Lackey, of this
Wheat Club, 82c; bluestem. 84c:
vaiiey, hic; red, 7U.
Oats No. 1 white, $23.6024; gray.
Barley Peed, $2323.60 rwr ton:
brewing, $24.5024.75; rolled. $24.50
Corn Whole, $2930 per ton:
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $17
lo per ton; LasKern Oregon timothy,
$1920; clover, $11; cheat, $11: grain
nay, $U1Z; alfalfa, $12313.
Butter iancy creamery, 30a36c
Veal 75 to 125 pounds, 88!c:
125 to 150 pounds, 7)4o; 150 to 200
Pork Block, 75 to 150 pounds. 8
ojfco; packers, 7j$Bc.
Poultry Average old hens, 1314c
per pouna; mixed chickens. 12 Uo:
spring chickens, 1213c; old roost-
ors, 89c; dressed chickens, 10&17o:
turkeys, live, 15lCo; geese, live. 8A
do; duoirs, 14c
Ef?gs Fresh ranch, candled, 28ffi30o
Fruits Apples, $11.50 por box:
cantaloupes, $1.261.50 per crate;
peaches, 75c$l per crate; prunes, 60
75c per crate; watermelons, lQl&o
per pound; plums, 5075o per box;
pears, 75c$1.25 per box; grapen, 40c
$1.50 per crate; casabaa, $2.26 per
Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 per Back;
Arrlvaljof Japanese on Monteagle Like
ly to Provoke Riot.
Vancouvor, B. C, Sept. 11. If tho
steamship Monteagle, due in Vancouver
today with a shipload ol Japaneso la
borers, attempts to land hor men, thero
Is serious danger of an outbreak of
rioting. Tho tempor of tho Vancouver
public will not permit tho Japanese to
bo landed and tho provincial author
itlea may temporize with tho situation
by refusing to admit Uio Oriontals.
Though Vancouver is quiet now, th
situation has not improved, for tho
Japaneso have purchased every avail
anie nrearm now in Vancouver and
Now Westminster. Tho Vancouver au
thonties, becoming alarmed over tho
salo of weapons to the Japanese, for
bade furthor sales, but the Orientals
immediately wont to New Westminster
and got guns. Tho Now Westminster
authorities said thoy had no authority
to prevent me biio oi armB.
Coal Prices Will Ralso.
ban iranclsco, Sent. 11. A persist
ent rumor is rife to tho effect that a
riso in tho prico of coal on tho Pacific
coast Is pondin and It is sold that
those in closo touch with the market
conditions aro availing themselves of
tho knowledge to prepare for tho cx
Jgency, with benefit to thomielve.
Home of the leading wholesale dl.M
deny in positive terms that thero is
anything in the story. Others claim
they know nothing of it and will nnl
discuss tho situation. Tho marked ac-
why in shipping circles, howevnr.
... f.t . ; :. '
coupiou wun the reUcence of eomo to
uiBousa the matter and thn omnlnil.
denial of others seems to lend color to
Demonstration In Seattle.
Seattle, Sept. 11 Tho Jann
Corean Exclusion league is nlunnlm. in
i. it.. 1 . . w
rcpeas mo demonstration mado at Van-
couvor last baturdnv. In flnnOln i
t.i -i-i . " "
iiik ueiegaiion oi Uunn.l nnu tn i
brought here to tako narf In ,nm,.tn.
ueraonsiration, declared to bo pvon
greater in sire than the ono that wreck
ed the Oriental quarkorH in Vancouver.
Local olliclals of the
t.. m - . "
T it i . . p.ennlt an7 violence
but that their local demonstration will
bo oven inoro romarkhl n,,.n n,
Harrlman to Spend $75,000,00(1
on Immediate Improvement,
ELECTRIC POWER IN MOUNTAINS
Plans Approved for Low-Qrade anal
Double-Track Line Frcm Chi
cago t Pacific Coast.
Chicago, Sent. 14. As a result o!
IiIh trip throughout tho West und ow
ing to his unbounded faith In tlm crm.
tlnued prosjiorlty of tho country, E, j(
Ilarrlinan ha approved plans for Hi.
spending of botwoon $75,000,000 ond
$100,00U,0UU to compioto what ho bo.
Moves will bo tho beat doublo-trv
trntiHContlnonlal railway syBtom in the
Ills plan contemplates. 'tho construe.
Hon of n low-grada doublo-trnck ial.
way from Chicago to tho Pacific coait
ut Ban Francisco, Portland and Bwittlo.
and its operation over tho mountain
sections by electricity, generated bv
water power from tho Hock Its and the
Sierras. Tho completion of this enter.
priso practically will have tho effect of
adding threo aiiiglo.track roads, po far
as capacity to handlo to una go is con.
coined, to tho transcontinental system.
Mr. ifairlman contemplated tho im
provement of tho mountain section of
tho Southern Pacific by building an en
tirely now lino for a distance of 32
miles between Itocklin and Colfax.
Cal. This will havo a grade of 78 feet
to tho mllo and will lie used as an tin-
illl tnrck. Tho present line, with its
grudo of 110 foot to tho mllo, will be
tiMtd ns the downhill track.
The company ima just completed the
crigthenirig of all Hiding on tho Sierra.
mountains so that each will hold 42
cars and three locomotives, such a ate
used In taking a single freight train over
tho mountain divinlon. Iktringn are
being mado and shafts sunk for tho new
summit tunnel, which in to be five and
one.quarter in I led long and which Is to
ower the grade by a total of 750 feoLfc
It Is expected that 450 milea of tlie
loublo tracking of tho Union
will to completed by tho closo
AFRAID OF LANDIS.
city, who has charge of the Malheur carrots, $1.25 por sack; boetii. $1.25
por buck, taouugo, ijsic per
pouna; coiery, dcm$i per dozen; corn,
$11.60 por sack,; cucumbers, 1015o
por dozen; onions, l620o por dozon;
paraioy.uo per dozen; pumpkins, 1
i2 740 pur pouna; rauisnes, zuo per
uuzen; npinacn, w per pound; squash,
50c$l por box; sweet potatoes, 20
Onions $2(32.25 por hundred.
Potatoes Now, $1 por hundred
Hops Fuggloa, 07c per pound.
Wool Eaatorn Oregon, average best,
10(3)22c nor nonnd. according in nhrink-.
ago; valley, 2022o, according to fine
ness; mohali, choice, 2030o per
Did Not Investigate Rate!
Philadelphia. Bent. li.Tn
tho 2-cent faro case today in favor of
tho Pennsylvania railroad, holding that
uio now law is uncoiiHtit tiff Arm)
contention sustained by tho court 'was
that tho law was unconniiiiiiin,,i i.
t ft At "WBSS1
uuuw uio ccnt raio wus fixod without
" jiivunuguuon uy tho
wnotnor tho roads could
prollt and under
assorted It could not,
tnakn a nlr
ounty exhibits at the National Irriga
tion congress, stating that this county
had been awarded the Governor Pardee
ilvor cup and a $200 cash prize. Tho
exhibit was prepared and sent at tho
exponso of tho business men of Ontario.
Oregon Hay for Alaska,
Athena Great quantities of fine
timothy hay aro being brought down
from the Weston mountains, and is
boing sold in bales to tho Proston-
Parton Milling company for from $10
to $18 per ton. This hay is loaded on
cars and shipped to Seattle and Ta-
coma, rnuoh of which is shipped from
there to Alaska. ;
Til n lnn.u s.1 ll.
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vi omreo iiiuy oo similar.
Only Negro LegUlator R..im.
Atlantu, Ga.. Bont. 11 ' .
Rogers, tho only colored
Georgia leghature, tlay rS
franchlsement bill Influent K U""
Balloon Does Unusual p...
Jndoii. Bent. 11 A
of tho new Ilrltlsl, '"i 1080
made j at Famborough today h U 0 See
ofalS-mlloan hour wind, T S
ton formed unusual oftU o( an
Judge Who Fined Standard May Net
Grant Alton Immunity.
Wafhington, Sept. 14. Judge Kent"
raw W. Landis, famous for having im
posed tho record fine on the Standard
Oil company, is canning considerable
uneasiness in the department of Jufitlce
bt-cnuso of his apparent determination
to proHt-cuto tho Alton railroad. Ills'
determination of tho Judge would not
give concern, but for tho fact that thia
road was promised Immunity by the
government if it would give up infor
mation which would enable the govern
ment to convict tho Standard Oil com
pany. The Alton road fulfllledJU part
of thn contract; its evidence accom
plished nil that tho government Bought,
und now the Alton Is asking tho govern
ment to II vo up to its agreement ami
overlook the alnn of tho railroad, which
aro contended to be of rnuoh les ini
portanro than tho sine of tho convicUd
Standard Oil company.
The curious thing about tbo situation
is that Judgo Landls is not ncci-Jtfarlly-
bound by any immunity premise given
by tho department of justlco. ih
knows that ox-Attornoy General .Moody
authorized the giving of such a pledge,
and ho knows that, If Mr. Moody or tlio-
presont attorney gonoral had lull Kay,
tho Alton road would bo protected,
simply and solely because of tho prom
ise of tho government. Iiut ander our
system of government tho department
cf jufltlco can not dictate to Judgo Ian
dis, nor can tho president by any legal
right direct this Judge as to what courso
ho shall follow. Bo far hh criminal
prosecutions aro concerned. Judge In-
dle Is supremo in his own Jurisdiction,
and if ho Kees fit to disregard the prom-
iso of immunity, thoro Is no power in
tho government that can check him.
Try to Avert Car Famine.
Atlantic City. N. J.. Boot. 14. Ef
forts to avert a repetition of tho car
famine of last winter weio put Into ef
fect by the car corvlce committee ot an
mportont conference hero. Hupro-
eentatlves of nearly all important trunk;
lines aro In attondanco. Conferees ad
mit that an alarming shortage of iol-
ing stock confronts Uio railroad, nuu
refuse to stato whether any lino of ac
tion to avert conditions as bad, "ov
worse, than provailed last winter, nan
icon ugroed unon at tho conforenco jueu
Canada's Wheat Crop.
Winnipeg, Bopt. 14. Nlnotyflvo
million bushels of wheat. This i
ofllcial estimate of tho 1007 crop in
Canada's thrco great wheat growing"
Provinces of Mnnltnlui. HankatehoVfin
und Alberta. Owing to tho great flood
of immigration, which lias caused an
immonso incroaso of acreago this yea'i
tho orop was oxpectod by statisticians
to break previous records, but frost re
ports havo beon frequont.
B'KftV ! Appointed Chief.
San Pranolsco, Bppt. 14, Tho board
of police commissioner today oloctod
W. J. Biggy dilof of nolioo. Mr. Hggf
uorvod a short time as chief of polico
under Mayor Phelan several years ago.
For tho met nine months lie haa boon
an elisor of the Superior court, aotlnr
as custodian of Abralmm Ruef, an W'
portant factor In the local graft caM