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duett Publishing Co.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Condensed Form for
Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Marshal Oyama is preparing to ad'
vance on Mukden.
Efforts to bring about
with Canada will fail.
Great strikes are on in the .arms fac-
tories and iron works of Russia.
The supreme court has ordered a new
trial for Senator Burton, of Kansas.
Turks are carrying on a reign of ter
ror in Macedonia and England refuses
Robert B. Armstrong, assistant sec
retary to accept an important business
position in New York.
The senate has confirmed the ap
pointment of Vespasian "Warner, of Illi
nois, to be commissioner of pensions.
The entire population of the Visayan
village at the St. Louis fair has started
on their way home in the Philippines,
by way of Seattle.
Unusually cold weather is prevailing
throughout Italy; Snow is falling even
in Rome, where there has been no
snow in the past 10 years.
The coffee crop of Hayti is almost
a failure, accordingt to a report to the
State department from Minister Powell
He says that not more than 50 per cent
of the crop will be saved.
Japan accuses France of favoring
Bandits held up a whole town in
The chances of tans revision are
Five persons were suffocated in a
New York fire.
Morgan will build a railroad
China, with foreign aid.
More indictments have been issued
at Pueblo in connection with the elec
The total deposits of Chicago banks
is $602,000,000. This is $10,000,000
A -J l
more than ever before reported.
Russia denies that she has bought
any islands inne inaian ocean to use
as a naval station on tne route to tne
The strike in the Russian oil fields is
not yet settled. Many men are still
out. Fires continue and much prop-
ety is being destroyed.
A Philadelphia dynamiter tried to
blow up the statue of Frederick the
Great, at Washington, and the steamer
Umbria. He says he belongs to a so-
.ciety organized to destroy British ship
Riots are breaking out among the
striking German coal miners.
Secretary Taft recommends annuling
the Pacific mail contract with the Pan
The president recommends the reduc
tion in number of Panama canal com
missioners to three members.
It has developed that Port Arthur
had provisions for two months and dis
sensions caused the surrender.
The president has appoionted Vespa
sian Warner, of Illinois, to succeed
Ware as pension commissioner.
Utah politicians say polygamy is op
posed by young Mormons and will die
of itself if given an opportunity.
Bristow has resigned as fourth assist
ant postmaster general and the presi
dent has designated ' him as a special
commissioner to make an investigation
into the present trade conditions and
freight rates between the Atlantic and
Pacific coasts, and between the west
coast of South America and the east
coast of the United States and of Eur
ope and to determine the best policy of
managemg the Panama railroad.
A naval battle in the Indian ocean is
The miners' strike in Germany is
' The Colorado legislature -has expelled
two senators in connection with the
Russia has entered a protest to the
powers, claiming that Japan is organ
izing Chinese troops against her.
v, Oyama has received a large number
of reinforcements and Kuropatkin will
make a supreme effort to crush him
before more arrive. '
be maed for the
though small, will
Columbia jetty and
channel, and Fulton has Joined in the
fight for the Celilo canal:
A bill will be introduced in the sen
ate to restore the army canteen.
Two Santa Fe trains collided head on
near Las Vegas, New Mexico, and three
persons were killed and a number of
others injured, two fatally.
The Japanes war office has notified
Minister Griscom that it , will be
pleased to permit General Mac Arthur
to accompany the army of Japan in
The National Livestock association is
in session at Denver.
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Tuesday, January 10.
The senate today continued consider
ation of the joint statehood bill, the
gested by the committee on Indian
Senator Cullom reported the legis
lative, judicial and executive appropri
ation bill as amended by the senate
committee on appropriations. The to
tal carried is $29,192,962, a net in
crease of $434,772 over the amount ap
propriated by the bill as passed by the
The session of the house was given
over almost entirely to discussion of the
bill on banking and currency "to im
prove currency conditions.
The impeachment charges on wnicn
. i . ...
JudereCharles Bwayne will be tried
were presented just before adjournment
and notice given that on Thursday they
would be called up for action in the-
Wednesday, January II.
The attention of the senate today was
divided by the statehood question and
government regulation of railroads. All
amendments to the statehood bill ex
cept one were agreed to.
In the house the army appropriation
bill received consideration. The ex
penses of the army and navy were se
verely criticized by several members'
Attention was called to the large re
tired list of officers, which includes 236
brigadier generals. An effot was made
to reduce the pay of retired officers
above the rank of major when assigned
to duty with the militia of the several
states. This was aimed at General
Miles as secretary general of Massa-
. Thursday, January 12.
The legislative, executive and judi
cial bills were read at. length in. the
senate and there was considerable dis
cussion of the civil service question
and the provision for an investigation
of foreign trade conditions by the de
partment of commerce.
The house devoted it sentire session
to the discussion of impeachment
charges against Judge Charles Swayne,
of the Northern district of Florida.
Friday, Jan. 13. I
Further consideration was given m
the house today of the impeachment
charges against Judge Swayne. There
was a noticeable lack of interest in the
case except among a few members. The-
defense charged that the whole thing
was a case of private vengeance.
The house concurred in the senate
amendments to the Philippine govern-
ment bill and sent tne bill to confer-
The senate today passed the legisla-
tive, executive and judicial appropria
tion bill and also a number of -private
Saturday, Jan. 14.
In the senate today an unavailing
effort was made to secure consent to fix
a day for taking a vote on the statehood
A bill making it a felony to counter
feit the great seal of the United States
Pension legislation at the rate of 359
bills in 108 minutes was indulged in
by the house today, the result being
the smashing of all previous records of
the house as to legislative nimbleness.
Bills were passed to authorize the use
of earth, stone and timber from the
forest reserves and public lands for the
construction of irrigation projects; to
prohibit the words "United States as
say" or any words conmmitting the
government to the quality of gold
Monday, January I6j
Bills passed by the senate were: For
the relief of the Western Alaska Con
struction Company's railroads by grant
ing an extension of time for comple
tion of the first section of at least 20
miles ; to fix the compensation of criers
and bailiffs in the United States courts
at $3 a day.
The statehood hill was discssed " lor
three hours tpday. : Several senators
talked against uniting New Mexico and
Arizona and some quesioned the unit
ing of Oklahoma and Indian Territory,
rieyburn said hel could see no reason
for it except for a shortsighted desire
to shut the door 'of the senate against
Bids for Armor Plate Opened.
Washington, Jan. 14. Bids were
opened today at the Navy Department
for 7,828 tons of armor plate for the
battleship New Hampshire and the ar
mored cruisers - Montana and North
Carolina. The aggregate bid of the
Carnegie and Bethlehem companies was
identical, $3,204,700, the first delivery
to be made1 in six months. The lowest
bidder was the Midvale Steel company,
of Philadelphia, whose aggregate bid
was $31,28,781, delivery to begin Au
gust 15, at the rate of . 500 tons a
More Submarines for Japan.
Minneapolis, Jan. 14. Another con
signment of submarine torpedo boats
was handed- from the Burlington road
to the Great Northern railroad at Ham-
line and rushed onward to the coast
today. It was identical in nature with
the shipment of boats which passed
through here in the summer. These
shipments of war supplies have become
so numerous as to excite little attention
at the transfer station. They consist of
ammunition, guns, beef and. medicines
Wisconsin at the Fair.
t Milwaukee. Jan. 14. In his message
to the legislature Governor LaFollette
recommended an appropriation of $30,-
000 for a 'suitable representation of
Wisconsin at the Lewis and Clark cx-
NO MONEY FOR BOTH
Celllo Canal or Mouth of Cotam-
bia Must Suffer.
BURTON FIRM IN HIS DECISION
He Calls on Northwest Members of
Congress to Choose Between
Washington, Jan, 18. In spite of
all entreaties and explanations, Chair-
man Burton, of the house committee
on rivers and harbors, refuses to give
in to the demands of the delegates from
Oregon and Washington in regard to
the Columbia river improvements. He
still maintains that they must choose
between The Dalles-Celilo .canal and
the improvement of the mouth of the
river; that they must sacrifice one pro
ject in the interest of the other, and,
from present indications, he will force
them to express their preference. He
seems determined not to consent to an
appropriation for both projects at this
It is difficult to underptand Mr. Bur
ton's attitude. He is willing to appro-
priate sufficient money to -continue
work on the jetty at the mouth of the
river, but is unwilling to commence
construction of the Celilo canal.
appears iriendly enough to the lormer
project, but very unfavorably impressed
with the latter. Mr. Burton will not
admit that both projects are of equal
importance; ne will not listen to ex
planations that the people of Oregon
are as anxious for the Celilo canal as
for a deep channel across the Columbia
river bar. He is not at all. impressed
by the fact that the Oregon legislature
has appealed to the government in be
half of both projects. He consented to
make a brief statement of his position
today, when told that the people of
Portland were as friendly to the Celilo
canal as to the mouth of the river
"We cannot make provisioons 'for
both projects within tne limits of our
bill, said he, at least to any consid-
erable extent. We shall have to leave
one or the other with a comparatively
small appropriation. It would seem to
be a more business-like way to proceed
with, one or tne other project with
view to its completion."
Beyond this Mr. Burton refused to
discuss the matter. Those who have
talked with him, while not permitted
to quote him, feel that he is decidedly
opposed to the . Celilo canal project
He seems to feel that it would prove
very costly work, especially in- propor
tion to the amount of commerce tha
would be benefited. In his opinion
would cost more on the basis of Jlhe
commerce involved than almost any
other project in the United States that
has been sanctioned by congress.
WILL DEFFND CHINA.
Hay's Note Denies Charges and Cites
Russia's Own Misdeeds.
Washington, Jan. 18. Secretary
Hay will soon reply to the Russiaan
note alleging that China has violated
her neutrality obligations. He will
vigorously defend China. He will in
sist that China has done all possible to
maintain strict neutrality. He will
refuse to admit that there have been
any intentional violations of neutrality
He will cite instances in which Rus
sian troops have invaded Chinese ter
ritory and provoked some reprisals for
which the Pekin government should
not be held accountable. Russia will
be urged to consider the attitude
China as a government and not that
Copies of Secretary Hay's note will
be sent to all the powers. It is expect
ed that 'some of them will use their
moral influence to prevent Russia from
breaking the former agreement limiting
the zone of hostilities. Intimations
have already reached her that this
tion will be taken.
Irrigation on Klamath.
Washington, Jan. 18. F.H. Newell
chief of the - reclamation service, and
all field engineers, who have made
study of the iviamath basin, are very
enthusiastic over the Klamath irriga
tion project, and are bringing every in-
flaence to bear to remove' the few re
maining obstacles which stand in the
way of its adoption. . The Klamath
projecc, according to preliminary esti
mates, will reclaim in the neighbor
hood of 312,000 acres of land in South
ern Oregon and Northern California!
the major portion in Oregon.
Exchange of Prisoners.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 18. Japan'
consent to an exchange of prisoners, ac
cording to class and rank, has just been
received here. Consequently, in the
near future, three Russian officers cap
tured on the Russian volunteer fleet
cruiser Ekaterionslav by the Japanese
will be traded for three Japanese pris
oners captured on the transports Kin-
shiu, captured by the Russians in the
Sea of "Japan, and Sado, driven ashore
by the Russians in the Sea of Japan
. Many Miners Entombed.
Decatur, 111., Jan. 18. Five, foreign
born miners are known to be dead and
a Bcore more entombed by fire ; and
smoke in a 600-foot coal - mine shaft
near here. . Rescuing parties have gone
into the mine, but have been unable to
do anything on account of the dense
smoke. More than a score of rescuers
were cut off by the flames and held
I prisoners. They may be dead.
RECIPROCITY WITH GERMANY
Berlin Chamber of Commerce Peti-
- tions President.
Berlin, Jan. 18. The American
Chamber of Commerce of Berlin con
siders that the moment is favorable for
movement loking toward a reciprocity
treaty between the United States and
Germany, and especially so because the
new system of reciprocity treaties Ger
many has concluded most probably will
affect American trade adversely. . The
Chamber of Commerce sent . a petition
to President Roosevelt, which' in part
follows: ' ,
"The American Chamber of Com
merce of Berlin, organized with the
purpose of furthering good relations
between the United States and Ger
many, especially in the direction of
commercial affairs, and including
among its members of, leading concerns
of both nationalities trading between
the two countries, pray that you urge
upon congress and other authorities
the pressing need of prompt action for
reciprocity treaty with Germany and
also of new laws and regulations for
the appraisal of merchandise, to replace
the present very faulty and often un-
ust system which has been and still
is constantly causing much bitterness
of feeling among practically all the im
porters of commodities into ports of
the United States."
The American Chamber of Commerce
offers its services in the collection of
THREAT TO RAILROAD MEN.
Roosevelf s Plan of Regulation to Be
Followed by Cut in Wages.
Boston, Jan. 18. In an address be
fore the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, Division 61, on the occasion
of its 40th anniversary, today, Presi
dent Lucius Tuttle, of the Boston &
Maine railroad, spoke of President-
Roosevelt's proposal that railroad rates
be regulated under congressional super
vision and authority.
Mr. Tuttle declared that such a poli
cy, if carried out, must inevitably- affect
the income of the 1,000,000 persons
who gain their livelihood directly from
the railroads. He did not think it had
been or could be shown that the makers
of the constitution ever had any other
thought in mind in connection with the
delegation to congress of the power to
regulate interstate commerce relations
than a well defined intent forever to
prevent the erection by any state of any
customs-tariffs or other barriers ..that
should be an obstruction to the free
currents of commerce.
"The railroads of 1903," he said,
were able only to pay their share
holders an average dividend of less than
3 per cent, and any further general re
duction of rates must necessarily be
followed by a reduction of operating
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IDAHO SURVEY TO BE MADE
Pahsamari Valley Said to Offer Good
Field for Irrigation.
Washington, Jan. 18. The attention
of the reclamation engineers has been
directed to the Pahsamari valley, in
Custer and Lemhi counties, Idaho,
where, it is believed by citizens, prob
ably 200,000 acres of fertile land could
be reclaimed by water now going to
waste in that section. '
A careful reconnaissance will be
made under the supervision of District
Engineer D. W. Ross when the field
season opens in the spring. Data now
in his possession tends to show the ex
istence of reclaimable lands in small
rather than in large bodies. The val
ley is comparatively narrow, foothills
crowding down close to the river on
both sides. In order to determine the
feasibility of any scheme for the irri
gation of these lands, however, a care
ful inquiry will be made.
Closed Season for Salmon.
Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 18. The Domin
ion government lias been asked by
delegation representing the salmon in
dustries ot British Columbia to agree
to a closed season of 36 hours each
week and an entire closed season in
1906 and 1909, so as to prevent the der
pletion of the fisheries. The state
Washington has agreed to the proposal
and Canada will probably do so.
Smoke Drives Out Firemen.
Chicago, Jan. 18. Thirty-five com
panies of firemen tonight fought a fire
in the beet storage department of
Schwarzchild & Sulzberger company
and when the fire, was finally put out
not over $5,000 damage had been done
The fire caught in sawdust and. the
streams of water poured upon it had no
noticeable effect for four hours. The
volume of smoke was so dense that the
firemen were compelled to relieve each
other every few minutes until the fire
was under control to escape suffocation
by its fumes.
Bloody Riots at Saratoff.
London, Jan. 18. The Vienna corre
spondent of the London Daily Leader
reports serious rioting at Saratoff, the
capital of Russian government at Sara
toff. The trouble started some days'
ago, when the reservists were called
out, and the. police were sent into- the
homes of those who did not report on
time. ' On Friday and Saturday several
minor excesses occurred and on .Sunday
200 reservists gathered in a saloon and
listened to revolutionary speeches.
Prize Vessel Taken to Japan.
Nagasaki, Jan. 18. The British
steamer Rosely,' which was captured
January 11 by the Japanese : cruiser
in the Sea of Japan, has arrived at Sas
eho, where she will be tried by - the
prize court on the charge- of attempt-
trg to carrycoal to Vladivostok.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
Oregon Lawmakers Now in Session
Salem, Jan. 10. Nine ballots were
taken in the senate for president this
morning without material change. At
11:30 adjournment was taken until 2
m. Negotiations were commenced
by the opposing factions looking toward
final settlement, and at 3 o clock ad-
ournment was taken until 4 o'clock.
At that time negotiations were not
complete and a further recess was taken
until 5. At that hour the senators
took their seats and the first roll call
gave Kuykendall the entire Republi
can vote, electing him. Adjournment
was then taken and the Republicans
went into caucus to select clerks. '
The ' house was . called to order by
Chief Clek Thompson, Speaker Mills
being absent. Bailey of Multnomah
was elected speaker pro tern. The
usual resolutions for supplies of stamps,
codes and inspection of state offices and
institutions, for printing the calendar
and ior obtaining newspapers were
Fifty bills were introduced and read
the first time. They will be referred
after Speaker Mills shall have an
nounced the committees.
Among the bills introduced were: To
cede Klamath lake lands to the United
States to create Jefferson county from
parts of Crook and Wasco counties ;
fixing salaries of state officers, and a
large number amending town charters.
Salem, Jan. 11. This was the first
day of real work in the senate, and 37
bills were introduced as a starter. The
usual resolutions were offered concurr
ing with those of the house for sundry
expenses and inspecting various state
institutions. Probably the most im
portant of the bills was that by Brown-
ell of Clackamas, providing for a con
stitutional convention to be held on
the second Monday in September, 1905
Among the measures were : To create
a state mining bureau ; to fix fees of
county recorders and clerks; amend
ing act of 1903, and to regulate use of
water from Oregon streams.
In the house legislation was asked
for the protection of forests against fire;
for new irrigation code ;. fixing riparian
rights on the Columpia, and amending
general school laws. Altogether. 25
bills, were introduced in the house to
The two houses will meet in joint
convention tomorrow at 11 o clock to
listen to the reading of Governor Cham
berlain s message.
Salem, Jan; 12. Governor Cham
berlain read his biennial message to
the legislature today, before the two
houses in joint assembly.
Eighteen new bills were introduced
in the senate and 19 in the house.
Among those of the senate were
Making eight hours a day's work; to
provide corporal punishment for wife-
beaters ; authorizing employes to bring
action against either the employer or
an insurance company insuring tne
employer against loss, and to raise the
limit of damages for taking human life
from $5,000 to $10,000.
Among the house bills were : To cre
ate state tax commission ; for girls an-
x to state reform school; to raise
marriage license fee to $5.
After calling attention to the general
prosperity of the state, the governor in
his message called the attention of the
legislature to the need of a state tax
commission; to the many thousand
acres of land in the state on which no
taxes are being paid ; recommends tax
ation of franchises tor state purposes
improvement of schools in rural dis
tricts ; favors single board for normal
schools; more money for state game
warden ; an appropriation for enforce
ment, of child labor law,, further im
provement of roads by convict labor
reduction of expenses of state printing
office; placing state officers on fixed
salaries; a juvenile court. He dealt
length on the proper protection against
forest fires; gave much praise to those
who worked for the right of way for
the portage road and asked that the
United States government be appealed
to to purchase the canal and locks at
Willamette falls. He favors whatever
legislation is necessary to help the
government in the reclamation of arid
lands and closed with the hope that the
legislature would see the advisability
of . an early adjournment and not to put
off the to last the passage of important
Both branches 'of the legislature ad
journed until Monday.
Buy Wasco Land.
The Dalles Homeseekers are be
ginning to arrive in this section and
some are already buying land. T. L
and B. F. Hemingway, recently from
Spokane, bought the Pat Gorman farm
of 440 acres, near Kingsley, for $8,000.
The Messrs. Hemingway have traveled
pretty well over Eastern Oregon look
ing for land, and finally determined
that Wasco county afforded better- in-
Wiucements than any other section of
the eastern part of the. state. They
say no other section of Oregon has land
that will produce as much.
To Light Jacksonville.
Jacksonville A franchise has been
granted to the Condor Water & Power
company to furnish electric lights for
Jacksonville. The company is the
owner of the fine dam across the Rogue
river near Gold Hill, . and the , power
and . light must be transmitted a dis
tance of 12 miles. The poles are al
ready set for the lighting, inasmuch as
the company is now furnishing power
to run the Opp mining machinery j one
mile west from Jacksonville.
Salem, Jan. 16. Two bills of the
1903 session, amending the Australian
ballot law, and relating to the Eighth
judicial district, which the governor
vetoed, were returned to the senate and
failed to pass. A joint memorial was
adopted urging early action on the
part of the government in the construc
tion of the Celilo canal. Among the
new bills were: To limit the hours of
service of railroad employes ; to create
juvenile courts, and to amend district
irrigation law of 1895.
Upon the house convening today
Speaker Mills announced the standing
committees. The Celilo canal resolu
tion was adopted. A resolution for a
40-cent lumber rate to the Missouri
river was referred. Among the new
measures introduced were: To make
district primary law operative in 1905 ;
extending open salmon season for Co
lumbia from Augsut 15 to August 25 ;
to exempt from taxation property oi
householders to $500 valuation, and to
create Cascade county. The new
county is to be cut out of Wasco and
its temporary and probably permanent
county seat is to be Hood River:
FRUITMEN TALK OF UNION.
Josephine Growers Want to See Pro
duct of Rogue River Boomed.
Grants Pass The success met by
fruitgrowers' unions in other sections
of the state, and the great increase in
the acreage orchards and vineyards
in Josephine county, have induced the
leading fruitgrowers of this section to
plan ' organization of a Josephine
County Fruitgrowers' union. They be
lieve it would enable them to secure
better prices for their fruit and lower
rates on their boxes, and other mater
ial. Another and more important ad
vantage would be the establishment of
a standard of fruit for shipment, by
better grading and selection. As is
done atHood River, and at California
points south of here, expert packers
would visit the various orchards and
give instructions as to the proper man
ner of packing and selection. It would
also result in the creation of a market
for Rogue river apples, and would
spread the fame and name of "Rogue
River" as the fruitgrowers of Hood
River have done by the famous "Hood
River" product of orchard and straw
Reopen Woolen Mill.
Eugene John P. Wilbur and Wil
liam Wright, of Union, have secured
. option on the Willamette Valley
Woolen Manufacturing cmopany's mill
in this ci ty, which has been closed for
almost a year on account of the com
pany going into bankruptcy. They are
now examining the title to the prop-.
erty and looking into a few minor de
tails, and it is given out by Receiver
A. C. Woodcock that the sale of the-
property to these gentlemen is certain..
The plant wiil be thoroughly over
hauled and new machinery added.
Highest Award far Wheat.
Pendleton Umatilla county leads
the world in the production of fine
wheat, according to the superior jury
on awards of the Louisiana Purchase
exposition. W. P- Temple, an active
farmer of this county, received official
notice of the highest award received for
the display of wheat at the exposition.
Mr. Temple's specimens consisted of
three sheaves of bluestem wheat and
formed a part of Umatilla county's por
tion of the Oregon exhibit.
Wasco's Educational Exhibit.
Hood River Wasco county intends
to he well represented with an educa
tional exhibit" at the Lewis and Clark
exposition. At a meeting of the Wasco
County Principals' club in the Hood
River high school ' arrangements were
made to begin at once on the work of
preparing the county's exhibit.
Saving to Applegrowers.
Hood River The fruitgrowers of
Hood River are contracting with the
Davenport Bros. Lumber company of
this city for apple boxes at the remark
ably low price of cents a box. Last
year the prevailing price was 10 and
Oregon Land Withdrawn from Entry
Washington On account of the Che
waukan irrigation project, the general
land office has withdrawn from all
forms of disposal 7 townships, aggre
gating about 172,800 acres, in the
Lakeview land district.
Appropriation for Portage Road.
Moro At the January term of the
county court of Sherman county $z,uui
was appropriated for aid in the con
struction of the state portage railway.
Wheat Walla Walla, 85c; blue
stem, 8890c; valley, 87c. '
, Oats No. 1 white, $1.32K2.S5,
gray, $1.351.40 per cental. J-
Hay Timothy, $1416 per ton;
clover, $1112; grain, $1112; cheat,
$1218. , -
Potatoes Oregon fancy, 8095c;
Apples Baldwins, $1 .25 ; Spitzen
bergs, $1.7502 per box.
Eggs-Oregon ranch, 2930c.
. Butter Fancy creamery, 2527c.
Hops Choice, 2930c; prime, 27
28c per pound. - ?
Oregon, 1017c; mohair, 2526c per