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LAND FRAUD TO BE SCARCE.
Stringent Rules for
Salem The new form of applicaiton
which has been adopted by the State
Land board for use in applying for the
purchase of state land has been made
public, and it is found to be even more
stringent in its requirements than the
first- reports indicated. In making ap
plication, the intending purchaser must
give his postoffice- address and make
the usual affidavit that he wants the
land for his own use and has made no
agreement express or implied to sell or
-dispose of it.
The nqtary public, in taking the oath
of the applicant, must also certify that
he- knows him to be the person whose
name is signed. Two witnesses must
ign the application, give their own
postoffice addresses and certify that
they know the applicant and believe
that he wants the land for his own use
and benefit and is applying in good
The witnesses must swear to their
statement and the notary must certify
that the witnesses are personally known
to him. The requirements in making
an application for the purchase of state
land are now more strict than the form
alities in executing a deed.
The grand jury of Marion county
having reported that certain certificates
were issued on fraudulent applications,
further payments on these deeds or cer
tificates are suspended nntil the board
has an opportunity to investigate.
Cities Get New Days.
Portland Owing to diihculties in
setting adequate railway facilities,
lone list of city official days at the
Lewis and Clark fair havs been changed
Following are the Oregon cities affected :
June 5,. Monday Dallas, Newberg
June 6, Tuesday McMinnville,
Hillsboro and Forest Grove.
June 7, Wednesday Pendleton and
June 8, Thursday The Dalles, Prine-
-ville and Moro.
Jnne 9, Friday Ashland, Grants
Pass, Medtord and Jacksonville.
June 10, Saturday Astoria, 'Salem
Oregon City and Woodburn.
June 12, Monday Roseburg and Cot
June 13, Tuesday La Grande and
June 14, Wednesday Corvallis and
June 15, Thursday Joseph, Lostine.
Wallowa and Elgin.
June 16, Friday Eugene and Albany
Jane 17, Saturday Baker City and
Shear at Nolin and Yoakum.
Pendleton The two Stanton sheep
-shearing crews that have been shearing
an the vicinity of If olin and Yoakum
have ' finished and are preparing to
leave for the vicinity of Pilot Pock
where they have a large number yet
to shear. At Nolin they sheared 14,
: -O00 sheep for William Slusher, the
fleeces averaging 14 pounds apiece
These were the best they have yet
-sheared this season. Mr. Slusher re
ceived 17 cents a pound for "his wool
"the Pendleton Scouring mills being the
Wasco Out of Debt.
Tne -Ualles Wasco county is now
-lear of debt, every warrant of the
-county having been called and can
celled by the treasurer. During the
past month County Treasurer Donnell
' paid and canceled over $81,000 worth
of outstanding warrants, which cleared
up the county's debt, and still left
money in the treasury with which to
pay current expenses. It is the first
time in many yearB that Wasco county
has been able to cash its warrants the
lay they were drawn. t
Wool 27 Cents at Salem,
galem The Salem Woolen Mills
company has now a standing offer of
27 cents per pound for good valley
"wool. Although this offer is from 1 to
1 cents in advance of the regular
market quotation, there are few takers
and very little of this year's product is
changing hands. Eastern Oregon wool
is worth from 25 to 26 cents here, but
there is none offered for sale of . either
quality, and indications are that the
price may mount still higher.
Co-Operative Company to Build.
North Powder The North Powder
Co-Operative Mercantile company has
begun erection of a corrugated iron
building 40x80 feet, which will be used
as a hardware and implement , store.
It is expected that June 15 will mark
the completion of the structure.. Two
weeks will mark the completion of the
Farmers' and -- Merchants' State bank,
and the opening . of that institution for
- Oklahoma Potato Experiment. '
Vale Ex-County Treasurer J. C.
Kelley will experiment during the
coming summer with seed potatoes
from Oklahoma, of which he received
severval hundred pounds recently.
This variety is said to produce two
, crops in one year. Mr. Kelley Will
have them planted on his farmdjoin
ing Vale. -
Cottage Grove Grows.
, Eugene The census of Cottage Grove
and Florence has been completed by
Assessor Keeney's deputy. ' Cottage
-Grove has a population of 1,410, an in
crease of 437 over the census returns of
1900. Florence shows a population of
258, an increase of only 36 in five years.
NO MORE SUMMER SMOKE.
Oregon Forest Fire Law is Intended
, to Stop Nuisance.
Salem If a "scare head" warning
will call the attention of the people of
Oregon to the new forest fire - law and
secure obedmence to its provisions,
there will be no smoky days this sum
mer. Secretary of State Dunbar has
just caused to be printed a large
quantity of large posters, on cloth, to
be tacked up in conspicuous places all
over the state. "Fire Notice! Warn
ing!" are the words in large type at the
head of the poster, and then follows a
statement of the purpose of the law and
summary of its provisions. Mr.
Dunbar will send a bundle of these
posters to each county clrek, with the
request that they be sent to diQerent
parts of the several counties to be post
ed. If tacked where they will not be
too much exposed to the weather, the
posters should last two or three sea
sons. The law becomes effective May
19, but ita provisions do not affect the
setting of fires until June 1.
. Lewis and Clark Fair Events.
Lewis and Clark centennial exposi
tion, Portland, June 1 to October 15.
Events: National American Woman
Suffrage association, June 29-July 5 ;
American Medical association, July 11-
14; Transcontinental Passenger associa
tion, June 5; United Commercial trav
elers, interstate convention, June 9;
Traveling Men's day, June 10; Nation
al association State Dairy and Food
departments, June 20 ; Pacific Coast
Electric Transmission association, June
20-21 ; American Library association,
July 2-7 ; Interstate Anti-Cigarette
association, July 15-17: Charities and
Corrections association, national con
ference, July 15-22; Nebraska Lumber
Dealers' association, July 17-19; Gam
ma Eta Kappa traternity, national con
vention, July 20-22 ; North Pacific san-
gerbund, July 21-23; W. C. T. U.
national conferences, June 27-28
Sportsmen's association of the North
west, annnal tournament, June 22-24
Dominion of Canada day, July 1 ; Odd
Fellows day, June 9.
To Run Special Train.
Baker City As a result of the visit
here of General Passenger Agent A. L
Craig and Traveling -Pass anger Agent
H. O'Neil, of the O. E. & N. Co., ar
rangements are being made under the
auspices of the Development league,
Elks and other organizations, for
grand excursion from Baker City, by
special tram, to Portland, on the occa
sion of Baker City day at the Lewis
and Clark fair', June 17. Daring the
same week there will be special Ma
sonic doings and exemplification of
work by the Portland Elks, and the
17th is also Sumpter day, so that it is
estimated that hundreds will 'take ad
vantage of the opportunity and visit
the fair in a body on a special train
with decorated cars and delegates wear
ing uniforms and badges.
Portage Road Salary List.
Salem At a special meeting of the
State Portage board the wage schedule
for the employes of the road was prac
tically aeciaea upon and ail arrange:
ments made for the engaging of an en
tire force of operatives before its com
pletion and acceptance by the Btate.
was decided to pay the locomotive en
gineer, who mutt be qualified to keep
his engine in constant good repair, $90
per month; the locomotive fireman
$60; hoist engineer, $75; conductor,
who must also act as brakeman and
trainman generally, $60; section fore
man, $60; 'and three section hands, $50
each,' per month. This, including the
superintendent's salary, will bring the
monthly salary account up to about
Expert County Books.
Pendleton For the first time in the
history of Umatilla county, so it is
said, the books, of all the Umatilla
county officials will be experted. A
contract has just been made between
the county commissioners and Clark &
Buchanan, of Portland. The work of
the clerks, sheriffs, assessors, treasur
ers, recorders and school superintend
ents for the past six years will be gone
over by a force of men. For some
reason the work of the 'various county
officials has never been exported in the
Land Office Must Go.
, Oregon City Officials of the United
States land office have received posi
tive notice of removal of the office to
Portland July 1. Copies of the notice
will be sent to every postoffice in the
district and the location of quarters in
Portland will be determined soon. A
remonstrance against the removal has
been circulated throughout the district
and several thousand signatures se
cured'. It will be forwarded to Wash
ington in a few days. .
Wheat Club, 8485c per bushel;
bluestem,' 9092c; valley, 8590c.
-Oats No. 1 white, feed, $2829 per
ton; gray, sz.
' Hay Timothy, $1416 per ton;
clover, siiiz; grain, $11 12; cheat,
Eggs Oregon ranch, 17c per dozen
Butter Fancy creamery, 1820c.
Potatoes Oregon fancy, 90c$l;
new potatoes, z(gzc per pound.
Apples $1.5Q2.50 per box.
Strawberries Oregon, 1020c. .
nopa unoice, i.ui, Z3 (gzoc per
pouna. - v
Wool Valley, 2527c; Eastern
Oregon, best, 1721c: mohair, choice.
3i(S3Z4c per pound..
TWENTY-NINE ARE DEAD.
Marquette, Kansas, in Path of Tor
nado's Destructive Sweep.
Marquette,'LKan., May 10. Follow-
. ing a terrific rainstorm, a tornado from
I the south tore a path through the resi
dence part of this town at midnight
last night, destroying almost every
house in its path and, causing the death
of 29 and injury to 44 persons, several
of whom will die.
An unusually hot and oppressive
afternoon, during which the atmosphere
was loaded with electricity, was fol
lowed by a night peculiar for a deluge
of rain. This continued until 11 :55 p.
when the tornado, which had
formed about three miles south of town,
spent its force among' the best resi
dences, dashing them into ruins, in
which their occupants were entombed.
It was gone in five minutes and contin
ued to mark its path with devastation
for many miles northward.
The people of the town were depend
ent entirely on their own -resources, for
all telegraph and telephone wires were
down and only by sending out to neigh
boring towns was it possible to get help.
Not until 8 o'clock in the morning did
physicians begin to arrive from outside,
and they set to work to care for the
When the missing in Marquette had
been pretty thoroughly accounted for,
the searchers directed their attention
to the surrqunding country. Soon half
a dozen wagonloads of dead and injured
had been brought to the town from the
district adjoining it on the south.
Tonight order has been . brought out
of the chaos, and a relief committee
has begun" dispensing ' relief . Among
the relief sent from nearby towns were
ISO pupils from Bethany college, who
acted as nurses.
TAFTS PLAIN TALK.
Tells Railroad Men Rate Law Must
Washington, May 10. Secretary Taft
fairly took the breath of the 300 rail
way men, members or. tne interna
tional Railway congress, dining tonight
as the guests of the American Railway
association at the New Willard hotel,
when, afterbeing introduced as "the
apostle from the Philippines," he em
phatically declared that railway rate
legislation must come; that, if the rail
way men of the country were wise, they
would aid and not hinder it; that the
sentiment of the country is such that
failure of. proper regulation meant a
campaign on the subject that would do
no good to the railroads.
Absolute silence reigned as Secretary
Taft Bpoke his mind on the subject of
rates. He was positively against gov
ernment ownership, he said, believing
that nothing so deleterious could come
to the country as tnis solution of the
"But," he continued, ' you cannot
run railroads as you would run private
business. You must . respond to the
public demand. If there is danger of
discrimination, then you must allow
the establishment of some tribunal that
will remedy that discrimination."
NEW GERMAN TREATY NEEDED.
Gonsul General Predicts Loss of
port Trade Otherwise.
Washington, May 10. Consul Gene
ral Mason, reporting to the State de
partment upon the disastrous effect
upon trade with Germany involved by
the new German tariff law, which is
to go into effect next March, urges
"the preparation of a new and carefully
drawn treaty of amity which will pro
mote a normal and increased reciprocal
trade while conserving and protecting
the interests of both nations.
Mr. Mason says that it is his opinion
Germany is sharply divided on the
question whether the most favored na
tion clause of the German-American
treaty will be allowed to continue after
the new commercial treaties become
effective. The commercial and indus
trial classes generally, he says, are op
posed to a drastic policy which might
lead to reprisals and increase the cost
The State department is daily re
ceiving protests from large American
business houses against the new Ger
man tariff rates, which they claim will
destroy their German export trade
Still in French Waters.
London, May 10. There is no furth
er news of the whereabouts of the fleets
of Admirals Rotestvensky and Nebogat-
off and the dispatches wired. from Paris
to the effect that they have left French
waters are not credited here. That
they joined iu French waters is certain
and that they are still there is likewise
a palpable fact. That they are to move
northward may be so, but it is not be
cause France demands it, but rather bta
cause the Russian commanders feel that
the time has come-to risk everything on
a desperate move.
Frauds in Army Supplies
St. Petersburg, May . 10. The Slovo
prints a rumor of the discovery of
enormous defalcations in the Commis
sary department Of the army. Count
von V orontzeff-Dashkoff is expected - to
inaugurate his reign as viceroy of the
Caucasus by reopening the question of
the Armenian church funds. Maxim
Gorkv has received permission to live
anywhere in Russia except in ' St.
Petersburg, and is said to have leased a
country place near the capital.
Shake-Up Among Gotham Police.
New York, May 10. The most ex
tensive ahake-up in the New York po
lice department in years took place to
day, when Commissioner McAdoo an
nounced the retirement of two inspect
ors, ten captains and 45 . sergeants on
the ground of physical disability.
Demolishes Town of Snyder, Kill
ing Many Inhabitant!
HALF OF THE POPULATION GONE
Came at Night When People Were
Asleep Five Hundred Dead .
Oklahoma City, May 11. Telephone
reports from Hobart.Okla., indicate that
the entire town of Snyder, O. T., was
destroyed by a tornado. A train of
doctors, nurses and other assistants is
said to have left Hobart for Snyder.
The wires are reported down between
Snyder -and other neighboring towns
and all communication is being re
ceived from Hobart.
Hundreds Dead and Injured.
Guthrie, O. T., May 11. Late re
ports from Hobart, Okla., and Chicka
saw, I. T., place the number of dead
and injured in the tornado at Snyder,
Okla., at 500.
The storm broke over the town at 11
o'clock at night, completely demolish
ing it, as near as reports can be ob
tained. The first news of the disaster
was received at Hobart, by telephone,
giving a bald statement of the tornado's
having struck the town. The wires,
both telegraph and telephone, then
went down and no further news has
been obtained directly from Snyder.
It is now impossible to reach Law-
ton, the nearest town to Snyder, and
all the telegraphic communications are
reported down between that place and
Snyder. - , .
Ttescue trains have been started from
Hobart and Chickasaw, which will ar
rive at Snyder this morning.
TRAIN STRIKES DYNAMITE.
Terrific Explosion Kills Fifty and lu-
jures a Hundred.
Harrisburg, Pa., May 11. An ex
press train on the Pennsylvania rail
road ran into a freight tram in which
there were two cars loaded with dyna
mite at 1 :30 o'clock this morning in
South Harrisburg, near the plant of
the Paxtang Light, Heat and Power
company. . Three terriffic explosions,
that broke windows all over the city,
followed, and the two trains were com
pletely wrecked and took fire. It was
estimated at 3 o'clock that 50 persons
were killed and 100 injured, though
these figures may be too small.
It is impossible to ascertain the exaet
number of fatalities, because . the
wreckage, in which many of the passen
gers and some members of the train
crews are pinned, is still ablaze and
unapproachable, and many small ex
plosions occur continually.
When the first exlposion occurred,
bodies were ' thrown clear out of the
berths in the sleeping car and landed
down the railroad embankment, some
even having been hurled into the Sus
quehanna river, 'Which parallels the
railroad at that place.
MAY FIGHT FRANCE.
Japan Accuses Her of Lending Active
Aid to Russia.
London, May 11. The news from
Tokio is of the most alarming charac
ter. The outburst of popular indigna
tion against France for her violations
of neutrality is growing and already
equals the bitter feeling that previled
against Russia prior to the breaking
out of the war. Should Rojestvensky
now return to French -waters, it is
doubtful if the Japanese government
could calm the populace, and hostili
ties must result. These would surely
involve Great Britain in the war, and
the outcome would be in doubt.
.Diplomats nere in .London unite in
characterizing the situation as ex
tremely grave. France's attitude,
while on the surface conciliatory, un
derneath is far from that, and the
French official class seem determined
to resent Japan's promts, claiming
that French neutrality is on a standard
by itself, and should not be compared
with that of any. other nation.
Millions from Alaska.
Seattle, May 11. F. A. Wing, United
States assayer, states that- from inform
ation he has received from Alaska, and
the Northwest Territory this winter,
the output of gold from the northern
country this year will total. $22,000,-
000, if not more. 8o far this winter
he has not heard any unfavorable re
ports from any section in which mining
is being carried on. From the Klon
dike alone Mr. Wing predicts an out
put of from $10,000,000, to $12,000,-
000, the balance coming from the
Russians Claim Advantage.
St. Petersburg, May 11. Much satis
faction was expressed at the admiralty
at the uniting of the divisions of Ad
miral Rojestvensky's squadron, experts
calculating that the Russian admiral
now enjoys a superiority over his ad
versary of 25 per cent of the "Ships of
the line. The impression here is that
it will require a week for, Nebogatoff to
coal and get everything in ship-shape
for the final stage of the journey to
Vladivostok.:, '-..';." -
-'-, Two Inches of Snow in Wyoming.
'Cheyenne, May 11. Southwestern
Wyoming is covered with a heavy snow
after the storm of yesterday and last
night. The ' snow is over two inches
deep on the level. - - -
A Handy Garden Cart.
No one realizes how handy a small
cart la on the farm until one has used
It; the wheelbarrow. Is all right In Its
place, but there are times when, the
hand cart answers the purpose much
better. The illustration shows how
one of these carts may be made with
a little lumber and any old wneeis
from a mower one may have. If there'
are no smch wheels and shaft on the
farm, the local blacksmith can prob
ably supply the want from articles
of the kind that come to him. The il
lustration shows plainly the mode of
Have a box of convenient size, being
careful not to make it too large, else
It cannot be pulled except with con
siderable effort when filled. The width
will, of course, depend upon the length
of the axle. Thills may be jnade of
any suitable material, if one cannot
obtain a made pair, and If they are
home constructed it will be easy to
.HANDY GARDEN CAST.
bring the outer ends nearer together
by placing a two-inch block between
the ends next to the box and the box.
At the front end of the box a strip of
board is placed, to which the single
tree is attached.
No Cabbage Snake.
Recently an absurd fear has devel
oped In the minds of some eaters of
cabbages relative to the so-called "cab
bage snake." The superstition is that
the snake poisons the cabbages and so
renders them unfit to eat. The exist
ence of such a creature is denied by
our scientists, but so prevalent Is the
belief that at least one experiment sta
tion has Issued a circular denying the
existence of the so-called snake. In
some parts of the country a small
whitish "eel-worm" has been found to
infest cabbages. The larvae of this
worm prey upon the common green
cabbage worm, and hence are doubt
less a benefit rather than a detriment
to the cabbage-growing Industry. Some
of the more superstitious people in the
South imagined that these worms poi
soned the cabbages, and tests were
made by scientific people to clear up
the matter. Extracts were made from
the worms and injected into tne hu
man system. These Injections failed
to produce the least effect. It Is there
fore considered that the character of
the little worm has been cleared of the
New Red Grape.
Although not yet tested in all grape-
growing regions, the - Regal shows
promise wherever it has been grown.
The vine Is a most vigorous grower,
strong and healthy and exceedingly
productive. The quality of the berry
is very good, though not of the best
The skin is a rich red, thin but very
tough, and one of the chief character
istics of the variety is its long keep
ing qualities. As will be seen from
the Illustration, the bunch is compact
the berries of good size and uniform.
A number of the State experiment sta-
THE REGAL GRAPE.
tions have tested the variety and speak
highly of 1L . If It does as well under
general culture as it uas on trial, it will
be of distinct advantage as a market
sort because of Iti .color and its long-
keeping qualities. Indianapolis News.
Finding- Age of Fowls.
A pullet will show rose-colored veins
on the surface of the skin under the
wings; there will also be long-silky
hairs growing there. , After a year old
these disappear, -so, too, do the veins.
and . the - skin, shows white and vein-
leas. The difference can be seen at
fclanee. Again, a pullet that has not
laid, or has only Just commenced to
lay, will have the bones of the pelvis
or .basin almost touching. The bones
gradually widen as the fowl continues
laying, and at two years old are much
further apart than they were at one
year old. The third point of difference
lies in the claws and shanks; In a
young bird the skin of the claw is
supple, and the scales thin and bril
liant. The skin gets coarser and
stronger and the scales harder as the
bird grows, and the nail of the last toe.
which does most of the work, when
the bird scratches, gets much worn.
There is also a difference in the eye
lids. These acquire wrinkles as the
bird gets older, and there is also a
slight! shrivelled look on the face.
This, with age, gets more and more
pronopnced. In the case of cocks,
above and beyond these points of dif
ference (except the bones of the pelvis
widening), there are the spurs to judge
by. American Cultivator.
With the development , of electrical
works proceeding so rapidly in Italy,
it is not surprising to find that special
attention is being given there to the
design of electrical agricultural ma
chinery. The Socleta Elettrotecnlca
Ita liana of Turin has invented and-constructed
a number of devices for the
application of electric power, to farm
machinery, Its latest product being an
electric plow, which is said to have
come out of public tests with gratify
ing success. - The device consists of
two twenty-five horse-power cars,
which are stationed at each end of
the field, and between which are -'
stretched cables attached to the plow.
The electric current is taken from a
trolley line. The plow is pulled by the
cables from one side of the field to
the other, and when it reaches the end
of the furrow it stops automatically,
the current being cut off. It can be
run backward or forward with ease.
One man manages the plow, and each
car is operated by one man. These
power cars are said to be as' easily
managed as traction engines, and their
power can be applied to thrashing ma
chines, pumps, grain drills, etc.
New Farm Gate.
Serious defects to be overcome in
gates are strain and leverage weight,
which result In sagging. W. J. Slack,
of Fort Wayne, Ind., has invented a
gate which it is claimed will large
ly remedy these defects. A triangular
NEW FARM GATE.
frame is hinged to the post, with two
rollers attached, whereon gate panel
is supported and freely operates. The
cut shows gate In usual low position,
closed, and so supported at front end'
that no leverage weight or strain-can
incur to either gate or post. This im
provement may be used as a small sin
gle or large double sliding or swing
Gathered from the Garden.
The best thing for" the garden
Cut the black knot out of the
and cherry trees.
A particular titbit of the San Jose
scale is the currant. ;
Radishes are usually ready for use in
six wee2s from sowing.
Bone meal and. wood ashes in the
soil are great for sweet peas.
Probably no other small fruit will
give more weight of crop for the space
it occupies than the currant
Don't trim the cherry trees now.
Walt till June," and tnen be light-
To bleed the grapevines by cutting
during March, April or May is bad
Cold frames are useful for forward
ing lettuce and cabbage In spring or
If the rhubarb is run out or more
plants are wanted, it can be propa
gated by dividing "the old roots. Each
eye or bud When broken apart with a
root attached forms a plant
Why don't you raise turkeys? - rL'he
price is high and they are easy to
raise, though some think It ,1s diffi
cult Special care must be taken In han
dling the eggs the first five days of
incubation, when life Is not firmly es
tablished.' The cause of fowls taking cold Is al
lowing them to sleep wnere they are
exposed to drafts and, , feeding them
soft and sloppy foods;-
It requires capital to go Into the
poultry business on anything but a
very small scale, and economizing on
some things is the wrong thing to do.
Wyandottes have for the last few
years taken a commanding position
among the fanciers of this country, be
ing of American origin and a great egg
producer, ' " .
A great number of beginners who
are Just becoming Interested in rais
ing poultry, etc, do not know what
breed to select Try Barred Plymouth
Rocks or Wyandottes.