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NEWS OF THE WEEK
la a: Condensed Form for Car
' A flMiwne of the Less Important but
Mot Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Ice has stopped navigation on the
Several deaths have been reported in
Montana from the severe cold weather.
A proclamation is to be issued grant
ing great liberty to the Russian work
men. The president proposes the recovery
of the body of Paul Jones, who was
buried in Paris.
' Turkey is preparing for war by hur
rying guns and troops to the disturbed
districts of Macedonia.
It is stated on what is believed to be
good authority that Kuropatkin is to be
relieved and General Grippenberg given
The Missouri Pacific railroad is hav
ing much trouble with snow blocking
its tracks. As high as six trains have
been lost at a time.
At the time of the North sea incident
war was much nearer than was admit
ted to the public by either of the na
It is annuonced that as a result of
" the disturbances at Lodz, Rusisa, 144
people have been buried and that over
200 persons are still in the hospitals.
Senator Mitchell declares he will not
give up his seat and that he will be
able to explain everything in connec
tion with the many indictments in a
The Japs have captured a hill on the
The czar says he intends calling a na
J. Pierpont Morgan has gone for I
cruise in European waters.
Russian war vessels have been or
dered to leave German port in Africa.
Representative Williamson has been
indicted on the charge of subornation
St. Petersburg strikers keep quiet,
but trouble continues in Poland and
Crossed electric wires in a six-story
- Chicago building aused a fire loss of
A. H. Tianner has confessed that he
committed perjury in order to shield
Fire damaged the historic Catsino
theater in New York and caused a
panic among the chorus girls.
The cold wave which crossed the
mountains from the East has caused
some loss to stockmen. The temper
aturer ranged from 17 above at Port-
viand to 40 below in Idaho points.
All the reseat members of the presi
dent's wabinet will continue in office
except Postmaster General Wynne, who
is to be appointed consul general at
London. Mr. Cortelyou will be nom
inated postmaster general.
Japan will next besiege Vladivostok
Workmen at St. Petersburg have
struck again and increased their de-
Many German coal minrea have been
blacklisted and the strike may be re
Many conflicts between police and
strikers in Poland cause hundresd of
General Stoessel has answered his ac
cusers by showing that food and anr
munition would not have held out more
than four days longer.
AI new blizzar is raging east of the
Rocky mountains, with the tempera
ture ranging from 4 below at Chicago
to 20 below at Duluth. All trains are
lata on account of wind and snow.
. Eleven Eastern Oregon projects for
the reclamation of arid land are now
under consideration by the government
engineers. Malheur ranks first, but
obstacles are still in the way which
may cause it to be abandoned.
The president has appointed Joseph
II. Kibbey, of Arizona, to be governor
of that territory. . .
Grand Duke Nicholas is reported to
be going to Manchuria to help Kuro
patkin. John Barrett, minister to Panama,
ays that there are but few cases of yel
low fever on the isthmus.
The American Tobacco company has
declared an initial dividend 012 per
cent on its common stock for a period
not yet stated. -
, In New York in a single quarter last
year with a total population of 3,838,
, 824, there were 24,034 births and 21,
. 058 deaths, a natural increase of 2,056
' in the popultion of the city.
Albert T. Patrick, who is under sen
tence of death for the murder of Wil
liam M. Rice in New York, hopes to
escape by proving at a second trial
that embalming causes congestion . of
the' lungs. The prosecution proved
that Rice died by chloroform adminis
tered by Patrick.
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Tuesday, February 7.
After a continuous session of nine
hours the ' senate tonight passed the
joint statehood bill. As passed the
bill provides for the admission of the
states of Oklahoma, to be comprised of
Indian Territory and Oklahoma and
New Mexico according to the present
boundaries, with Arizona eliminated.
The house devoted the entire day to
debate on the railroad freight bill, with
the exception of a tew minutes just be
fore adjournment, when a message from
the president was read recommending
a board of surrey for the Philippine
Wednesday, February 8.
Although the result of the presiden
tial election was known early in the
evening of November 8, it was not until
today, when the house met in joint
session, that Theodore Roosevelt and
Charles W. Faribanks were officially
declared to be elected. An immense
audience gathered to witness the cere
The house devoted five hours today
to debate on the railroad freight bill.
number of the members spoke on
both sides of the question.
Very little business was transacted
in the house today. Kearns, of Utah,
claimed to have voted againBt the joint
statehood bill, and his vote is recorded
for it. Discussion as to whether it
should be changed was lengthy.
Friends of the statehood bill claim it
will pass in the house.
Thursday, February 9.
After nearly four days' discussion the
house today, by a vote of 326 to 17,
passed the bill providing for the regula
tion of freight rates.
The senate devoted today's session to
the agricultural appropriation bill.
There was a renewal of the discussion
of the policy of distributing the appro
priation bills among a number of com
mittees. After the passage of the freight rate
bill by the house a spirited discussion
was indulged in over the deadheads
carried by transports. A resolution
was adopted approving of the carrying
of schoolteachers and members of the
families of officers and men on trans
ports. Friday, February 10.
After maintaining its record for the
rapid disposal of private pension bills,
433 being passed in an hour and a half,
the house today considered for a short
time the bill providing a government
for the Panama canal zone. An early
adjournment was taken to enable the
Republicans to confer on the statehood
Before the routine proceedings of the
senate began, President pro tem Frye
announced his selection of Perkins to
read to the senate Washington's fare
well address on February 22. Bills
were passed authorizing the secretary
of war to sell magazine rifles to rifle
clubs upon request of governors of the
various states, and permitting Okla-
noma Territory to appropriate money
to construct agricultural college build
Saturday, February II.
As an outgrowth of the investigation
of the General Slocum disaster, the
house today passed a number of bills
amending the laws relating to steam
boat inspection service and making far
more rigid provision for the regulation
and control of steam vessels. A bill
was also passed authorizing the con
struction of a bridge across the Pend
d'Oreille and Kootenai rivers in Koote
nai county, Idaho.
The entire time of the senate today,
wnicn was not spent in executive ses
sion, was given to the Swayne impeach'
ment triasl. Four witnesses were ex
amined. In executive session eight
treaties of arbitration between the
United States, and European govern
ments were ratified. The treaties are
with Great Britain, France, Portugal,
Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Aus
Monday, February 13.
The senate heard 10 witnesses in the
Swayne' impeachment trial today and
devoted the remainder of its time to
the consideration of the agricultural
The leaders of the house today began
active work to get the statehood bill
into conference. A paper is being cir
culated to get enough signatures to
bring the matter up. After that it
will require a vote that the bill be
taken from the committee and sent
direct to conference.
Must End War. ,
London, Feb. 10. The St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Chronicle
sends an interview with a Russian who
is in the confidence of M. Witte, in the
course of which the Russian asserts
that M. Witte recently said that peace
in the Far East must be obtained at
any cost. This Russian says Russia is
willing to evacuate Manchuria and al
low China to grant Japan a 99-year
lease of Manchuria and the Liaotung
peninsula. Russia would retain Sag'
halien, Vladivostok and the Ururi dis
trict. She would pay no indemnity!
May Accept the Goldsborough.
Washington, Feb. 10. The senate
today passed a bill authorizing the sec
retary of the navy to accept the torpedo
boat Goldsborough, constructed by Wolff
& Zwicker iron works, of Portland,
which has repeatedly ' failed to Btand
the government test. The bill author
izes the secretary, of the navy in his
discretion to waive the SO-knot require
ment and to accept the Goldsborough at
a reduced price, to be governmed by
the speed. '
RECORD IS BROKEN
Blizzard In the Southwest Worst
Is Six Years.
NFLUENCE OF STORM IS WIDE
Extends From Great Lakes to Texas,
From Atlantic to the Rockies
Man) People Frozen.
Chicago, Feb. 14. -Not during the
last six years has the equal of the pres
ent cold weather "been experienced in
the West, and in many places no such
low temperatures have been recorded
since the establishent of the weather
The cold wave extends from Canada
to the Gulf of Mexico and from the
Rocky mountains to the Atlantic. In
the North the mercury has registered
all the way from zero to 45 degrees be
low zero, the latter mark being scored
at Richland Center, Wis.
Trains everywhere from the West
and Northwest are anywhere from 2 to
12 hours late and from the packing of
the snow in the cuts it is expected that
it will be several days before the roads
are. able to revive the schedule time of
trains. Several people have lost their.
lives, the majority of the fatalities be
ing in the Southwest. "
The loss of cattle on the ranges, par
ticularly on those lying in the north
ern part of the states, will be very
heavy. In Nebraska and the Dakotas
and Montana cattle are being sheltered
from the cold and it is not expected
their losses will be nearly so heavy as
those on 'the ranges further to the
The severe cold has brought upon the
South a renewal of all the . troubles
visited upon it by the recent storm of
sleet which has demoralized railroad
traffic and almost destroyed telegraphic
communication in some parts. The
cold spread with great speed all over
the south. Railroad traffic is seriously
hindered by the snow all through the
central part of Georgia and in the cen
tral and northern parts of Mississippi.
The Baltimore & Ohio road is the great
est sufferer and it is reported that there
have been no trains between Meridian,
Miss., and New Orleans for a week.
The only news from the entire South
came today from Western and Southern
Texas, where a slight moderation in
temperature was reported. From
western Montana and .Nebraska come
reports of 20 to 25 below zero. All
through these states the month of Jan
uary was the coldest known, and the
month of February has so far shown
equal sever1 ty.
GRAND JURY ADJOURNS.
Turns in Large Grist of Indictments
as Parting Shot.
Portland, Feb. 14. Just before ad
journment, the federal grana jury le
turned the long expected indictment
dealing with the Blue mountain reserve
and the frauds attempted to be perpe
trated by its creation. In the indict
ment are implicated John H. Mitchell,
Bicger Hermann, John N. Williamson,
Franklin Pierce Mays, W. N. Jones and
George Sorenson. The charge is that
the defendants attempted to defraud
the government of the United States of
the possession and use of and title to
200,000 acres of land situated in vari
ous parts of the states and territories of
the nation and of the total value of
more than (3,000,000.
Each of the men indicted will be
quired to furnish bonds of (4,000
his appearance before the court
April when the case will come to trial
This is the same sum asked of all those
who have been indicted so far in con
nection with the land cases.
The grand jury was excused after
having returned the indictments yester
day atternoon, and will take a recess
until the call of United States District
Attorney Heney, which will be . made
about the first of April, at which time
Mr. Heney will return to Portland from
the East and will resume the investiga
tions which have not as yet been fin
Each Side States Its Case.
Paris, Feb. 14. The . international
commission which ,is inquiring into the
North sea incident today heard the con
clusions of the British and Russian
agents upon the testimony presented
Today's session practically closed the
work of the commission until a decision
is reached, when Admiral Fournier,
the president, will call a meeting for
the purpose of announcement. The
admirals in the meantime will hold
daily private sessions to deliberate up.
on the decision, which is not expected
tor some days. - ,
Great Discoveries in Thibet.
London, Feb. 14. The London Daily
Mail's Calcutta corespondent says that
Captains Bawling, Rider and Wood and
Lieutenant , Bailey, who" left Colonel
Younghusband's party to undertake an
exploring tour in Thibet, have mapped
out a new strip in the western part of
the country and have also discovered
the hitherto unknown sources of the
Brahmapootra river. The most import
ant geographical results are expected to
result irom the expedition.
Partial Resumption at Watsaw.
Warsaw, eD. 14. mere was a par
tial resumption of work today at some
of the smaller concerns. The officials
report that 600 persons were arrested
in connection with the strikes, of whom
387 have been released. -
KANSAS UP IN ARMS.
Lawson Has Been Asked to Lead the
Fight on Standard Oil.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. H.-rThomas W.
Lawson, of "Frenzied Finance" fame,
may lead the movement to drive the
Standard Oil company from Kansas
The Oil Producers' association, of Cha-
nute, today forwarded an ( invitation to
the Boston man to interest himself in
te refining of oil in this state. The
association adopted the invitation
unanimously and insists that Mr. Law
son will be given the hearty support of
the people of Kansas.
Tne plan of the association is to have
Lawson and the Pure Oil company, of
Pennsylvania, take up the refining of
crude petroleum and the manufacture
of its by-products in opposition to the
Standard Oil corporation. The Pure
Oil company is said to be the strongest
competitor of the Standard Oil company
in the United States.
Dispatches from the oil fields tonight
say the statement of Manager O'Brien,
of the Standard Oil company, that bus
iness in Kansas would be continued, is
false, that there is a complete shut
down throughout the oil belt.
This has intensified the indignation
of the people and members of the legis
lature, and the passage of the anti
Standard bills by the house Wednes
day is assured. Thousands of letters
from over -the state have been received
by members urging them to pass the
state refinery bill.
INTENSE COLD IN COLORADO.
Below Zero Weather Clear Down to
Borders of Mexico.
Denver, Feb. 14. Reports of intense
cold, accompanied in sections by snow
fall, reached here tonight from Colo
rado, Wyoming and New Mexico. In
Southern Colorado and Nothern New
Mexico, the worst storm since 1886 is
raging. In New Mexico the storm
reached the proportions of a blizzard
and great damage to stock is reported.
In the southern part of New Mexico,
where cold weather is rare, the zero
mark was reached at certain points.
The cold snap which has prevailed on
the eastern slope of the mountains in
Colorado for several days became in
tense last night, the thermometer drop
ping to 27 below zero in Denver at 6
o'clock this moraine. The cold also
penetrated the western slope tonight,
and Telluride report 20 below zero.
At Fort Collins, in the northern sec
tion of Colorado, 22 degress below was
registerd today, and at Monmouth, on
the divide south of Colorado Springs,
it was 2b below. At Twin Lakse, near
Leadville, 32 below was reported.
In Wyoming the cold has not abated,
and much loss to livestock, it iB feared,
will result. Railroad traffic in all di
rections is seriously impeded, and tele
graph and telephone wires are being
snapped by the cold.
COLDEST IN YEARS.
Great Suffering Among the Poor of
Oklahoma as Result.
Kansas City, Feb. 14. The coldest
weather in years prevails in this sec
tion tonight. At Kansas City it was
18 degrees below zero; at Concordia,
Kan., 22 below; at Lawton, Okla., 6
below, and at Tulsa, I. T., 40 below.
In Oklahoma and Indian Territory the
weather is the coldest since 1899, and
there is much suffering among the
poor, who were caught unprepared.
Cattle also are suffering. '
Great anxiety is felt for the Indian
tribes, who are in no condition to
withstand the storm, and experts say
that dozens of them will die as a result
of the blizzard.
Railroad traffic is impeded in Kansas
by the high wind, which has piled the
snow in the railroad cuts. Most pas
senger trains are using double headers,
and freight trains are carrying only
The west bound Santa Fe through
passenger tram JNo. 9 today collided
with a freigth train which was stuck
in a snow drift near Newton, Kan. One
engineer was hurt and both engines
were smashed, but no passengers were
Tiflis Laborers Return to Work.
Tiflis, Feb. 14. The workmen here
are generally returning to work, and
the authorities are taking measures to
protect those who are resuming their
labors. Trifling disorders are reported
at other places in the Caucasus. The
civil governor has ordered a meeting of
the municipal council to discuss means
for the settlement of the labor troubles,
but the councilors, finding that the
order stipulated that the discussion be
held in secret, declined to acquiesce on
the ground that it would be impossible
to arrive at a settlement.
Hailed as a Reform Measure.
St. Petersburg, J?eb. 14. ihe news
that Emperor Nicholas has indorsed the
scheme for the revival of the Zemsky
Zabor, or ancient land parliament, has
spread through the city and created
satisfaction among the liberal classes
The newspapers this morning were fill
ed with articles descriptive of this an
cient Russian institution," indicating
that word bad gone forth that the gov
ernment had decided to listen to the
voice of representatives of the people.
Hard After the Ladrones.
Manila, Feb. 14. The band of La
drones which attacked the town of San
Francisco de Malabon, in the province
of Cayite, January 24, and captured
the wife and two children of ex-Gover
nor Trias, are being bard pressed by a
troop of cavalry . under Major F. W
Sibley. They have released Mrs. Trias
and her two children, whom they were
holding for ransom.
I OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST I
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IN THE LEGISLATURE.
Salem, Feb. 7. A house bill Intro
duced several dayB ago, but which has
not been given more than passing no
tice, has proven to be one of the most
important of the session. It provides
that the various large corporations that
have managed in one way or another to
keep their property off the assessment
rolls, shall pay all back taxes. Many
of these grants go back as far as 1860.
That such an assessment can- be made
and collected has already been held by
the Oregon supreme court. The mili
tary wagon road companies bold the
most of this class of grants.
The 'amended local option bill passed
the house today. Enemies of the bill
declare that they have the measure
blocked in the senate
The senate today passed the house
bill creating the Eighth judicial dis
trict, composed of Baker county, and
the Tenth district, composed of Union
and Wallowa counties.
The bill authorizing Portland to issue
bonds to purchase the Lewis and Clark
fair grounds was passed by the house.
The use of traction engines for mo
tive power on the public roads is to be
placed under the strict control if Sen
ator Wright's bill introduced today be
comes a law.
To protect livestock from infectious
disease is the purpose of a bill intro
duced by Senator Lay cock.
Fourteen bills were introduced in the
senate today and 32 in the house.
Thirty-three bills were passed by the
senate and 33 failed to pass or were in
definitely postponed. Six bills passed
the house, 31 were indefinitely post
poned and five failed to pass. Two
hundred and sixty-three bills have
been introduced in the senate and 360
in the house.
Salem, Feb. 8. After a debate
which occupied the attention of
the senate all the forenoon, the
bill to abolish all four state normal
schools and establish one in their stead
was defeated. The bill to abolish the
Drain school has been favorably re
ported with some prospect of passing.
Women and girls may not work more
than 10 hours out of the 24 in any one
day according to the bill passed by the
house today. This applies to all mer
cantile and mechanical establishments,
laundries, hotels and restaurants.
The pure food bill passed the house
with just one dissenting vote.
The. so-called railroad commission
bill was resurrected from the house
table and passed by a vote of 34 to 18
The house passed the bill amending
the Portland charter so that bridges
costing more than $15,000 shall be
paid by the city at large. The bill is
to be submitted to the electors of the
The senate held only a half-day ses
sion, adjourning at noon until tomor
Salem, Feb. 9. The ways and means
committee has practically made up the
appropriation bills, . which, with the
standing appropriations and special
acts, will bring the expenses of the
state for the ensuing two years up to
All the normal schools have been
granted what they ask for maintenance,
but none will be given anything for
The flat salary bill passed the senate
with only four dissenting votes. The
bill as passed will go into effect in Jau
nary, 1907, at the expiration of the
terms of the present incumbents.
The bill making gambling a felony
was favorably reported to the house to
day. The senate bill creating a juvenile
court was passed by the house.
The senate bill raising the salary of
the second warden of the penitentiary
from $900 to $1,200 a year was passed
by the house.
Fifteen bills were passed by the sen
ate and eleven were killed. The house
passed eight bills and indefinitely post
Salem, Feb. 10. An extremely warm
fight is on in the senate over the pro
posed counties of . Cascade and Hot
Lake, or Clark, in Eastern Oregon.
Charges of broken faith and bold lying
were freely made in the capitol today.
Men shook fists in one another's faces
and called each other worse than liars
and two combats were , narrowly
The house passed the bill creating
a state mining bureau and providing a
commissioner and two deputies.
The anti-cigarette bill was passed by
Good C ean-up at New Opp Mill.
Giants Pass A remarkable record
has been made by the Opp mine, of
the Jacksonville district, which has
just made a cleanup at the end of the
first 15 days' run of the new 10-stamp
mill. The plates yielded $1,500 in free
metal and the vanners gave up the
same amount in concentrates for this
time, which is equivalent to $200 a
day for ten stamps. The management
is highly elated with the returns and
the general outlook of the mine, and
arrangements are already under way
for the enlargement of the plant. -
Marine Engine for Harvesting.
Pendleton Walter McCormick, who,
with his brother, farms 2,100 acres of
land north of this city, has gone to
California, where he will purchase a
combined harvester. - He will also pur
chase a marine engine, which will
propel the separator part of the com
bine, and which will do away with at
least 10 horses.' If the plan to be util
ized by Mr. McCormack gives . good re
sults many farmers will adopt the
scheme and economize on horses.
Bills to abolish the normal school at
Drain were defeated in both houses
Five minutes is the time to which
debate on bills has been limited in the
The hunters' license bill, reauirin?
each hunter to pay an annual gun li
cense fee of. $1, passed the senate today.
The bill exempts farmers and their
families hunting on their own lands.
The governor vetoed the Port of Port
land commission bill. Twenty bills
were passed by the senate and 20 by
Salem, Feb. 13. By an overwhelm
ing vote the house this afternoon de
feated the railroad commission bill bv
Smith, of Josephine. mmd
lhe house passed a bill to suspend
the state fair this year and use the
money on improvements at the grounds.
xne house in committee of the whole
cut down the ' appropriation for tha
various normal schools $18,000.
The bill appropriating $30,000 for
the extension of the portage road
passed the senate today with just one
vote to spare.
The house voted down an appropria
tion with which to buy the governor
Both houses held night sessions to
night and the consideration of bills in
the house in which they originated.
During the four days remaining each
house will devote its exclusive atten
tion to bills originating in the other
house. It is believed that by holding
one or two evening sessions, all the
work can be disposed. There are now
on the house calendar about 110 senate
bills and on the senate calendar about
160 house bills.
The Jayne local option bill has been
read in the senate the second time.
There is grave doubts as to its pass
The house indefinitely postppned the
bill creating Hot Lake county. The
house today passed 43 bills. Twenty
four bills failed to pass. In the senate
10 bills were passed and 10 were
Giants Work All Season.
Grants Pass Manager Al Cousin, of
the Galice Consolidated Mines com
pany, of Portland, has returned from
his visit East, in the interest of his
company, and has resumed personal
managemet of . the company s big hy
draulic placer properties on Galice
creek. This mine is one of the few in
Southern Oregon that has been supplied
with ample water for a full battery of
giants all season, by reason of the light
rainfall. Three and four monitors
have been kept continually at work,
and will be operated night and day for
several months yet.
Logging Road Along Coast.
Astoria The assertion is made that
the Seaside Spruce Lumber company
will soon begin work on the construc
tion of a logging railroad south from
Seaside. Rails for one and one-quarter
miles of road are said to have been pur
chased. The proposed road is to run
on the survey already made adjacent to
the Necanicum river and can be utiliz
ed for the extension of the Astoria &
Columbia River railroad to Nehalem if
S 10,000 Raised in One Hour.
Tillamook One hour after a sub
scription had been started to raise the
$35,000 subsidy required by Promoter
Simmons for an elcetric railway along
a free right of way from Forest Grove
to Tillamook, $10,000 had been raised,
Mayor George Cohn heading the list
ith $1,000. The Forest Grove board
of trade has sent word that it will see
to the furnishing of a free right of way
from that point to the Tillamook county
border through Washington county.
Rebuild Burned Mill.
Independence The saw mill belong
ing to the Coast Range Lumber com
pany at Falls City, ' which was burned
recently, will be rebuilt at ,pnce. It is
thought the mill will be in running
order in six weeks. The pay roll of
this mill amounted to several thousand
dollars per month.
Wheat Walla Walla, 8586c; blue
etem, 9091c; valley, 87c per bushel.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.31.40;
gray, $1.401.45 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $14(310 per ton;
clover, $U12; grain, $1112; cheat.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 2627c per
Butter Fancy creamery, 27)30c.
Potatoes Oregon fancy, 7580c;
Apples 4-tier Baldwins, $1.25;
Spitzenbergs, $1.752. - - - V
Hops Choice, 25K27c per pound.
Wool Valley, 1920c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 12701c; mohair, 25
26c per pound for choice.