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AMERICA IS LOSING
lebate Prosecutions Raise Rates
to the Orient.
DYNAMITE ENDS LIVES.
JAPAN CONTROLS ALL MANCHURIA
Provokes China by Her Aggression
and Shuts Out Rival Nations
Powers May Protest.
Washington, Feb. 20. In'ormotion
from unofficial and individual sourcoa
evidencing the aggressiveness of Japan
in Manchuria has been accumulating
in the State department for some time.
That this condition is irritating in in
creasing degree to China ia also a mat
ter of knowledge here. It ia said with
authority, however, that in no manner
has the Chinese government brought
the matter to the attention of the
American government, and no report
on the subject is looked for.
A remarkable explanation of the at
titude of our government in this im
portant matter 1b developed a the result
of inquiry directed toward oiiiciaJs wno
cnanofc be quoted, but are in positions
to direct our policies. In effect, .it is
"It is frankly admitted that America
is losing her commercial foothold in
the Orient. ThiB loss, however, is not
charged to Japan. Rather it is assert
ed to be the effect of the growing ten
dency toward international government
al regulation in the United States. As
an illustration of this, attention is call
ed to these facta:
"Five years ago flour in barrels was
being shipped to the Orient from the
Northwest, steel rails frcm Pittsburg,
and cotton in bales from Texas. These
shipments were made possible because
of an exceedingly low ocean freight rate
arrived at by a railroad combination.
This rate has been condemned by our
courts as a conspiracy against trade,
and the development of this trade has
been abandoned. The domestic war,
as it is characterized, against the Stand
ard Oil company, which is credited
with the largest Oriental trade of any
American enterprise, ia declared to
have been disastrously effective in the
Orient, while the tobacco and cotton
goods trades are said to have been dealt
heavy injury through the operation of
the. railroad legislation here.
"From this point it eeemed easy for
government officials here conversant
with foreign matters, to view Japanese
commercial aggression in Manchuria
with a greater degree of complaisance
than would be the case in the face of
an urgent domestic demand for govern
mental assistance. Japan, it is assert
ed, without great difficulty, justify
everything she has done in Manchuria
as sanctioned by the 'open door' policy
initiated by the late Secretary Hay,
and adhered to by the greater nations,
While Japan may justify these things
through the "open door' policy, it has
been charged that there exists evidence
of her use of many methods and prac
tices which might not bear the light of
impartial investigation. Besdes her
claim to an equal footing with other
nations in Manchuria, on the 'open
door' baBis, she haB, it is asserted, ob
tained many valuable concessions
through which her control of the rail
road and telegraphic facilities is prac
tically complete. This control is known
to be used primarily in the interest of
Japanese tradesmen and to the detri
ment of all foreign competitors.
Michigan Trains Snowbound
Detroit, MIoh. Feb. 20. At least 13
passenger trains poked their pilots into
impervious Bnow drifts throughout
Michigan, and late this afternoon re
ports from out in the state indicate that
some of these trains are still snow
bound. Traffic was completely aband
oned in Borne instances. The blizzard
which swept down upon the lower por
tion of Michigan from the Weat yester
day afternoon still prevails with great
severity, and the snowfall ranges from
eight inches in Detroit to 18 inches in
the Southwest section of the Btate.
Brazil Continues Rebates.
Washington, Feb. 20. The president
of the republic of Brazil, to commemo
rate the visit of the Atlantic fleet to
the city of Rio Janeiro, has Bigned a
decree authorizing the continuation of
rebates on tariff charges cn articles of
American merchandise during the fiscal
year 1908. The rebates which are con
tinued apply to wheat, flour, condensed
milk, manufactures of rubber, watches,
writing ink, varnishes, typewriters, re
frigerators, pianos, scales and windmills.
More Deaths in Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 20. The blizzard
which began hero yesterday was still in
progress today, although the greatest
fury of the storm had passed. A light
anow fell during the early part of the
day, and was piled into deep drifts by
a strong wind. Traffic on all surface
and elevated streetcar lines, as well as
on steam roads, was greatly delayed,
though large equads of men worked all
night in an endeavor to keep the tracks
clear of snow.
Blizzard In Adlrondacks.
Plattsburg, N. Y., Fob. 20. A north
west storm of such severity as to bo un-uuflal.-evqn
in this bllzzurd-accustomed
regbn. Is raging in Northern New York
tonight, and is rapidly adding to the
enow that covers the whole Adirondack
Twenty-eight Killed by Explosion at
California Powder Works.
Berkeloy, Cal., Feb. 21. With a
force that shook the. entire bay region
as an earthquake and a detonation
heard for miles, the Judson packing
houso of tho Hercules Powder Works
at Pinole, 14 miles north of hero, blew
up at 4 o'clock this afternoon, and in
the explosion four whito men and 24
Chinamen were killed. Ten tons of
dynamite went up in the torrlflo blast,
shattering the shods to dust and splin
ters. W. W. Stillw&l, foroman of tho
Cackinghouse, was blown to atoms at
is post of duty. Not a particle of hid
body was recovered. Manuel Enos,
JoBe Grace and W. A. Rodregues were
the other whito men" killed. Tho 28
dead include every man at work in the
packinghouse Nono escapod.
Flames burst foith in the ruins after
the explosion and threatened the gela
tino house, where two score girls were
at work. A panic ensued and many
were cut by flying glass and crushed
and trampled in the mad rush for tho
Tho panic and confusion following
the explosion were pitiful. Famllits
of the men who daily risk thoir lives at
the powder plant came running from
the little hamlet of Pinole seeking news
of loved ones. Danger of additional
explosions prevented those who escaped
injury from approaching too near the
wreck, and it was not until late in the
evening that the number of dead and
injured was known.
SYNDICATE COMMITS FRAUD
Tillman Starts Postal Irquiry Into
Coos Ba) Land Dealers.
Washington, Feb. 21. The St. Paul
& Pacific Timber syndicate, having rn
office at 525 Chamber of Commerce,
Portland, ia to be investigated by the
Postoffice department, to ascertain
whether or not it is using the mails
for fraudulent purposes. Senator Till
man yesterday cnargea in me senate
that this company is flooding tho coun
try with circulars, in which his name
is used without authority and in which
the company offers to "make $5,000
out cf $200" invested with it, to be in
turn invested in timber land in Coos
and Douglas counties as soon as the
government rejovera title to tbe'un-
patented portion of tho giant to the
Coos Bay Wagon Road company.
Tillman charged that this company,
of which Bryan R. Dorr is president, is
engaged in a "scheme of swindling,"
and Baid he proposed "to stop the ras
cals from gftting any more money."
He accordingly laid the circular before
the Postoffice department today, and by
his request the concern will be investi
gated. If it is found that its circulars
misrepresent factB, and if, as charged
by Mr. Tillman, this company is
swindling those who eubscril e to ita
Echeme, it will be denied further use
of the mails.
HINTS AT GRAFT.
House Asked to Investigate Estimates
for Naval Vessels.
Washington, Feb. 21. A resolution
was introduced in the house today by
Lilley, of Conneiticut, providing for
the appointment by the speaker of a
special committee of Beven members to
investigate the conduct of the Electric
Boat company, of New Jersey, and ita
predecessor, the Holland Boat com
pany, reapecting the raehods employed
by the eaid companies in regard to the
past and proposed legislation of con
gress. The proposal of a congressional in
vestigation is an outgrowth of the fail
ure of the crmmittee on naval affairs to
support President Roosevelt's naval
construction program. The president
personally backed the Navy department
in its request for the authorization of
the four battleships, ten destroyers,
four submarines, etc. Tle committee
cut the battleships to two and raised
the Butmarines to eight, and in connec
tion with the latter craft adopted the
Loudenslger amendment providing that
they should be of the type of the Octo
pus, unless a superior type should be
offered and demonstrated by October 1,
Contempt Charge Holds.
Carson, Nev., Feb. 21. For their
rritiulsm of the Supremo court that
body today found Peter Breen, judge of
the Third district, and J. Mastretti,
district attorney of .Lander county,
guilty of contempt. Judge Breen wus
ordered to expunge the false and ecur
rllous remarks he made against the
court or be disbarred from practicing
law in any of the courts of-the state of
Nevada. He was given 20 days to ex
ecute this order. Mastretti waB dis
barred from the practice of law in any
state court for the period of 30 days.
Company Is Threatened.
Salt Lake City, Feb. 21. A letter
Bigned by Joe Train and Fred Stack, a
alleged leaders of the "Black Hand,"
was received today by Manager Wade,
of the Ogden end of the Utah Light &
Power company, in which the threat ia
made that unless the company reduces
the rates for light and power the Black
Hnrul pnflfitv will blow ui) tho power
company's dum in Ogden, the plant;
nmi ndiMR In Oiden. and kill every
officer or citizen who dares to interfere.
Flood Probable In Ohio.
' Toledo, O., Fob. 2 .Tho storm of
laat niuht is continuing today. Unless
freezing weather comes quickly, a dieafl'
trouB iloou Eeems mevuamo.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
LOAN FUND INCRfcABES.
8tudents to Be Assisted at University
University of Oregon, Eiigone Hon.
R. A. Booth, of Eugeno, has just given
to tho student loan fund of the Univer
sity of Oregon n check for $500 to bo
usod as an irreducible eduational loan
fund for students. Tho fund will bo
known aa tho "Booth Loan Fund" and
will bo kept separate from the general
loan fund, which at present is distrib
uted in loans ranging in amount from
$15 to $80 among 10 Btudonts of tho
university. Since tho establishment of
the general fund five yeara ago, moro
than 30 studontB have boon enabled to
completo their college oourse who could
not otherwiso have dono so. Tho uni
versity hopes to establish during the
present year a loan fund of at least $5,
000, to bo loaned under tho direction of
President Campbell, or Borne one desig
nated by him, to boys and girls all over
Oregon who wish to completo their edu
cation, but who cannot do so without
assistance. It ia belloved that a loan of
approximately $100 a year, at a low
rate of interest, to bo repaid in two
years after graduation, ia much moro
preferable than an outright gift in ttio
form of a scholarship. Tho fund will
be guaranteed by 10 mon against loss.
Two signatures will be required on each
note and a Email amount of life insur
ance will be taken out to insure against
loss by death. The prosent loan fund
amounts to approximately $1,000.
TO BE WOOL CENTER
Baker City Secures Low Rates on
Shipments to Boston.
Baker City Baker City will becomo
one of the greatest wool markete in Ore
gon. Sheepmen have been in Portland
consulting with the O. R. & N. officials
and have secured a rate of $1.75 from
Baker to Boston. The Sumpter Valley
has made a rate of 20 centB from Aus
tin to Baker, and the reduction by tho
two roads means that more than 1,000,
000 pounds of wool from Grant and
Wheeler counties will be hauled to
Austin and then shippd to Baker for
baling. Dayville is the present center
of tho sheep industry in Grant county,
and the ranchers would much rather
TALKS BEAR FRUIT.
Marlon Farmers Buying Grafting and
Salem That tho educational work
among fruitgrowora by Buch mon aa M.
O. Lownsdalo and E. O. Armstrong has
been productive of great results In this
vicinity, is evident from tho unproco
dented sal-8 of grafting and spray inn
torltils by Salem doalers. During the
last few dayB of clear weather thoro haB
boon an immenso domnnd for rosin,
booswax and tallow with whloh to make
grafting wax, thus showing exclus vely
that farmers nro acting upon tho ndv Ico
of Mr Lownsdale to cut down thoir old,
neglected ond dlscnsed apple trees, with
a viow to grafting into tho Btumpa.
Much of tho grafting this your, how
over, will be in younger trees, which
wore permitted to form a top so high as
to bo out of reach, or which aio of un
marketable varletlos. In most in
stances where old teres aro out down,
they will bo cut closo to tho ground and
tho grafting will bo done next winter
in tho shoots that como up from the old
stump this summer. A great many
cherry orchards aro boing grafted, to
marketable varioties usually tho Roy
al Anno whoro t-o oiiginal tree is of
a variety for which there ia no demand.
Suob to Cancel Contract.
Portland The caBO of tho state of
Oregon against tho Columbia Southern
Irrigation company is being heard in
tho United States District court. The
state la represented by A.M. Craw
ford, attornoy general, and tho irriga
tion company by W. T. Muir and Sene
ca Smith. Under tho Carey act the ir
rigation company was to irrigate cer
tain tracts of land In Eastern Oregon
aggregating something liko '.27,000
acres. This was tho agreement made
between ropresoutativos of the Btato
land board and the company Bovernl
years ago. Tho stato maintains that
the company has not curried out its
part of the contract and Mr. Crawford
is asking that a receiver bo appointed.
Plan Rest Room at Milton.
Milton An interdenominational so
ciety haB been formed In which all the
churches aro interested to proinoto the
pntnhlinhmnnfc ot a roadlne room in tho
haul their wool to Ausitn because of city. Meetings of the society will bo
the good roads. They have been pay- ( held every two weeks. Tho reading
ing $2 to have their wool hauled to room is intended as a rest room for tho
Shaniko because of the lower rate. The country peoplo. A librnry of 500 vol-
shipping of the wool via Baker City umee has been arraged for. Commit-
will mpan that instead of the ranchers
buying their supplies at Shaniko- they
will haul their wool to Austin, leave
their teams there and come on to Baker
City to secure their warehouse receipts
and while here purchase their supplies.
By this means the local banks will
handle $200,000 that would go to other
cities. Although tho rate on wool is
still higher from Baker than from
Shaniko. the ranchers can afford to
ship via Baer because of the low cost
of getting their wool to Austin. "
tees represencing different branches of
the cwork have been appointed.
Mountain Farming Experiment.
Pendleton An experiment in moun
tain farming of more than usual im
portance is being conducted by W. G.
Warman, of this city, on his home
stead in Fly valley, a secluded vale in
the Blue mountains at an altitude of
about 4.200 feet and located 60 miles
southeast of this city
Cannery Stock Subscribed
Corvallis Announcement has been
made that enough stock had been sub
scribed to insure the success of tho
movement for a fruit cannery, and a
meeting of stockholders haB been called
to perfect an organization. Tho capital
stock is $11,000, and tho plant is to
have a capacity of 12,000 cans dnilv.
The machinery and appointments are
to bo of tho very latest modob, em
bodying everything neceseary to turn
ing out a perfect product.
an orchard and is now Benuing to tno
agricultural department for hardy grass
seed for spring sowing. Theie are
thousands of acres of fine mountain
land in the Blue mountain valleys
which can be brought under cultivation
and if this experiment is successful
much of this land at high altitude will
be farmed, it is thought.
Begin Work for Pulp Mill.
Oregon City Work preliminary to
the construction of tho new mill of the
Hawley Pulp & Paper company was be-
imn when ft fnren of men started to
He haa planted t bnil(1 a wak leaditic from station A to
Oil Company for Klamath.
Klamati- Falls The incorporators of
the Klamath Oil company have elected
the following officers: G. Heitkemper,
Jr., president; E. B. Hall, vice presi
dent and general manager; Pierce
Evans, secretary, and G. Whito, treas
urer. It haB long been claimed that
indications are very strong of vast do-
nosits of coal oil beneath the volcanic
the mainland. Ah soon as this work is
done, actual construction of tho now
pulp mill on the site of station A will
begin, and it is expected to have u por
tion of tho plant In operation by April
Wheat Club, 81o;
valley, 81c; red, 70c.
Barley Feed, $20 per ton; browing,
$82; rolled, $2930.
OatB No. 1 white, $27; gray, $27,
Corn Whole, $32.50; cracked,
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $17
$18 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
in this region, as proven by , $2021; clover, $14015; rhcat $15;
that it oozes up at various Vain hay, $1415; ulfulfa, $12(13;
Planting Nut Trees in Linn.
Albany A meeting to discuss wal
nut culture and to stimulate interest in
that line of industry will bo held in
Albany on February 27. A number of
walnut growers will be present and will
give instruction In the planting and
care cf walnut treea. Some new wul
nut orrhads aro boing set out in this
county and there will probably he a
greately increased acreage during tho
coming two yeare.
Can Fish Up to the Illinois,
Gold Beach Tho gasoline launch
Sheba, which haa lately ben put on
Rogue river to carry fish to the cannery
and cold storage plant, is greatly facili
tating the work of fishing. Fishermen
are now able to p'y their trade up to
the mouth of the Illinois. This was
impossible before b(cuse thoy could
not tend thoir nets and bring thoir fish
bo far down tho river.
New Industry for Eugene.
Egono Eugene eVpoctB shortly to
have in operation a complete concrete
block cement brick manufacturing
plant. Tho promotion department of
the Commercial olub has interested
parties who havo a largo plant ut Niag
ara Flails, N. Y and tho managers
will be hero In a few days to make ar
rangements for tho establishment of the
terms are Violated.
ru,n.and Makes Roport
Grants In Oregon.
Washington, Fob. lO.-Tho substance
of tho report of B.l). 1'ownsend on his
Investigation or uio wh , , '
rallroad land grant was niauo puu.ic .u
day for the first tlmo, and shows In ft
general way tho facts on which the gov
eminent will base Its , B.ilttocompo I tho
railroad company either to comply with
o law or forfeit its title to tho grant.
Tho report o n,ul "V"?',, M, t0
require no explanation. Tho following
oxtraotB aro iimdo:
"Tho provision of tho grant restrict
ing tno number of sules have novor
been respected. Lands have been sold
o any poison, whether settlor or spem -later,
In as largo quantities aa possible
and at tho highest pi loo possible. In
making sales tho railroad company has
always observed tho law of supply and
demand and has never obeyed tho law
of congress. Substantial violation: of
tho terms of tho grunt occurred from
tho very beginning. Ambng tho first
conveyances executed 1 1872 Bovora
Instance occur where InnU was sold at
prices largely in oxcess of $2 50 per
aero, sometimos as high ns $10 por
aero. In 187-4 thrco instances aro found
of conveyances to a single purchaser of
niiuntltles exceeding 1,000 aorcB each.
Theso violations continued throughout
the history of tho grant.
"When tho Southern Pacific system
secured control of tho land grants tho
first thing they did was to organizo an
effective land department. Land exam
iners and tlmbor cruisers wore employ,
ed and a forco set to work to oscertain
and appralso tho valuo of each specific
tract of land contained in tho grant:
tills had never boon dono before
"About 1800 aomo of the old and ex
porlonccd timbormen of Michigan, Wis
consin and Minnesota wero attracted by
leports as to tho tlmbor lands of Oro
gou. Thoro suddenly arono a tremen
.Inns demand for hinds by wealthy tlm-
uermen and speculators in tho Kant.
Tho rallrond company wn-i quick to sco
itn onnortunltv to profit by disposing
of hinds contiury to the terms of tlm
grant. It immediately began to mako
saleH in quantities ranging from 1,000
to many thousand acres.
"Of 813,008 acres sold by tho rail
road company, only 127,418 acrea wero
sold within tho limitation of quantity
Ami purchase prico prescribed by tho
grant, and 516,1)28 acres wero sold in
quantities exceeding 100 acres, of
uhinh 3rt.'l.0Dl aeros woro convoyed or
sold to 38 nurehusers in quantities ex
ceoding 2,000 acres to each purchaser
sinco tho vear 1897.
"At tho expiration of 40 years after
the enactment of tho grant, 2,000.000
acres of tho lands granted are vested in
a simile Dronrlotor. with no public ob
ligation and virtually controlling tho
commerciul destiny of a largo portion of
Oregon. Th a Is tho very evil which
the provisioiii of tho grunt were dentin
od to avert. Yet that condition now
exlsgts. with tho apportion of a legal
right to muke it permanent.
"Tho total assessed valuation of tho
land grant for the year 1007 was ap
proximately $18,000,000, whereas prior
to tho year 1002 tho nsaesped valuation
had nover exceeded $2,000,000. Of tho
total taxes paid by the milroud com
pnny on account of its land grunt, from
1870 to tho present tinio, more than
one-half has been paid since 1002."
M an. .
m to inter
WORST IN BCORE OF YEARS.
Storm Paralyzes Traffic In Chicago
and Causes Suffering.
Chicago, Feb. 10. Kevcrnl deaths,
many injuries and much ruffering fol
lowdcd today in tho wuke of one of tho
worst blizzards experienced In this sec
tion in several years. Traffic on sur
face and suburban lines in practically
tlod up tonight and downtown betels
aro filled with residents of outlying dis
tricts, who found themselves unable to
reach thoir homes.
Tho storm, whloh broke oarly in tho
day, rugod with Increasing fury until
nightfall, subsiding somowliut toward
midnight. Ono of the most traglo oc
currences in connection with tho storm
was tho wrecking in tho harbor nt Wati
kegau of the fishing boat Ansonpah, in
which two men lost their lives und six
others had narrow es upos from death.
Fruits Apples, (able, $1.7C3.00;
cooking, $1.251.50 por box; cran
berries, $811 per burrel.
Vegetables Turnips, 75c per suck;
carrots, 05c per sack; boets, $1 per
anrkj cabbage, llc per pound; cau
liflower, $1.75 ($1.85 ; celery, $3.75(3)
4 per crate; onions, 16(3)20c por dozen;
parsley, 20c por dozen; poppers, 17c
per pound; pumpkins. JlJc per
pound; radishes, 20c per dozen; spin
ach flc per pound; sprouts, 8c por
pound; squash, llKc per pound.
Onions $2.50 por hundred.
Potatoes $2.50 per hundred, deliv
ered Portland; sweet potutoos, $3,50
3.76 per cwt.
Butter Fancy creamory, 3035c per
Poultry Average oldhens, 13(3)13 c
por pound; mixed chickens, 12,13c;
epring chickens, 1213c; roosters,
10llc; dressed chickens, 14c; tur-'
keys, live, 1415c; dressed, cholro, 15
17e; goeso, Jive, 010o; durkH, 14(3)
15o; pigeons, 75i$l ; squabs, $1,502.
Eggs Fresh ranch candlod, 22 (jj
23 u por dozen.
Veal 76125 pounds, 7c; 150 to
200 pcunds, 500 o.
Pork Block, 75 to 150 pounds, 0
7o; packers, 5Go.
Hops 1007, prime and ohoico 4J
Go por pound; olds l2o por pound.
Wool Euetorn Oregon average best
1820o per pound according to shrink
ago; valley 18020c according to flno-
jness; mohair choice 2O03Oo por pound, ous.
fnnlral flrpnnn u n.., ;
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TUNNEL UNDER RIVER.,
Gorge Threatens Dob Molnet
Des Moines, Feb. 10. A blizzard
which started Inst night und still runes
! today him delayed trains on nil rouds
from one to four hotiM, stopped streot
cars and interfered with tolcgrnph and
telephone communications. Eight
inches of snow has fullen and driftod
badly. On Haecoon river an Ico gorge
six miles long has formed Just aboVn tho
city. City oflloIulB aro using dynamite
to blow up tho gorgo. Peoplo nro mov
ing out of houses on tho lowlands. For
the first time in the history of tho city
a big ice gorgo threatens destruotloon.
Much 8now, But No Cold.
Kansas City, Feb. 10. The smw
storm thut nrovulled all day in Kunims
and Western Mlseourl continues to
night, but without low temperature,
nioit poIntH reporting tho thermometer
above 20 degreis. In Kansas City tbo
snow full up to 0 o'clock tonight was
about one und one-hulf Inches (loop,
hut in Houthnrii nnl Central Kansas,
four or five inches have fallen. Trains
uro not seriously delayed, and tho storm
is highly satisfactory to ranchorH.
Flood Nearlng Cincinnati,
Cinolnnutl, Feb 19. Today and
Thursday tho crost of tho flood is ex
pected here, Jiuving pai-sed Purkorsburg
yesterday. Inundation of lowlands has
boon reported all along the river, and
thousands havo boon driven from thoir
homes, but it Is now believed that con
ditions, will not urow much mora sori.
Manhattan Uland NowJolmdM
Now York, Fob. 22. The flratd
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r 0 - .
which the Pennsylvania rsilr
bo enabled to run a train from
dolnhhi under tho Hudson rlt
Manhattan island and under tU
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tnlies connecting Manhattan
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