1 THE NEWS-RECORD hsued Cach Thursday ENTERPRISE OREGON MS OF THE WEEK In a Condensed Form for Busy Readers. Our A Resume of the Lest Important but Not Less Interesting Events of the Past Week. England has just been visited by a severe storm. The Colorado State bank, of Durango, has suspended. The revolutionary agitation is grow ing in Portugal. The Yaqui Indians are again on the -warpath in Mexico. The National Bank of Commerce, of Kansas City, will reopen. Japan and Russia have combined to freeze China out of Manchuria. The bridal gifts of Marshall Field's daughter were stolen in England. The peace conference of the Central American republics has been concluded. Scotchmen in London are again adopting the kilt as a regular wearing apparel. The East has just exeprienced a great storm. Heavy snow fell and many wires are down. Premiums are being offered for the new gold pieces without the motto "In God We Trust." A petition to allow women to vote on municipal affairs in Paris was greet ed with laughter by the council. General Funston finds the Goldfleld situation serious. Commissioner of Indian Affairs Leupp says Indians are losing millions yearly in timber lands. A hout j-to-houee canvass at Monon gah, W. Va., shows 18 still missing as a result of the mine disaster. Plans are complete for re-organizing the Merchants' National bank at Port land and it is expected to open soon. District Attorney Langdon, of San Francisco, also admits that the evidenee of Ruel will be required to oonvict Cal houn. The American Can company has con trol of the Paclflo coast, having absorb ed the United Can company, of San Francisco. Goldfleld mineowners have with drawn their new scale and opened nego tiations with the American Federation of Labor. The object seems to be to pet this organization into a fight with the Western Federation of Miners. D. L. Anderson, president of the Foochow university, who has just re turned to this eountry, says China is on the eve of a bloody revolution that will mark her entrance into the parlia ment of the world as a power to be reckoned with. The campaign against rats is being kept up vigorously in San Francisco. The Michigan state treasurer is to be removed for putting funds in a rotten bank. The great fleet ot warships is all ready to start on its voyage to the Pa cltio. The preson.ce of Goneral Funston at Goldfleld is believed to have a good effect. Bristol's nomination has been with drawn from the sonata as district at torney for Oregon. Mrs. Longworth has undergone an operation for appendicitis, but there is no fear of the results. Senator Bourne, of Oregon, will con tinue his third-term agitation despite the statomunt issued by Roosevelt. Kuropatkln has taken the witness stand In behalf of Stoessel and the gen eral stands a better chauce of being cleared. Two mail pouches containing valu able packages were stolen from the Omaha postoflioe, and no trace of them has been found. Harry Orchard la not displaying as much bravado in tolling the story of his crimes to the Pettibone jury as he did at the nrst recital. Heney has admitted that he needs Abe Ruef's testimony to convict Cal houn and may yet grant the ex-boss Immunity and get bun on the stand. Souta has fully recovered from the eneets of ptomaine poisoning. State Attorney Healy says he will enforce the Sunday cloning laws in Chi oago. The ordinance allowing theaters to open in New York on Sundays has been a a neia op. la the Boston city election Republl caui elected the mayor for the first time in six years. Queen Carols, of Saxony, Is dying. The prediction Is made In the East 'that Bryan and Roosevelt wlil be op posing candidates lor president. A bridge in construction across the Susquehanna at Uloomsburg, Fa., col lapsed and seven men were killed and nearly 20 others Injured. Andrew Carnegie has given another f 2,000,000 to the Carnegie institute in Washington. This increases his endow ment fond to f 11,000,000. WILL DO NOTHING. Small Chance Congress Will Reform Currency. Washington, Dec. 16. It can be 1 1 tted on the highest authority that if ttie subcommittee of the house commit tee on banking and currency now deal ing with the subject can have its way no effort will be made by the present congress to adopt legislation remedial of the present financial condition. All the energies of that committee will be directed toward the framing and pass age of laws more general in character and which will be intended to preclude shrinkage of the circulation, entailing widespread financial distress. The subcommittee held a four hours' conference today with its chairman, Representative Fowler, of New Jersay, at which the bill which the subcom mittee has undertaken to draft was earnestly discussed, but no decision as to its precise character and scope was reached. It is not likely the subcom mittee will be ready to report on the bill until after the holidays. ,Men high in the world of finance will be given an opportunity to appear before the com mittee to present their views on the proposed measure. Much time will be spent in both the house and senate in considering ,the bill when reported, and it is the hope of the members of the banking committee that the finances of the country will have so adjusted themselves by that time that there will be no necessity for legislation looking to the correction of present conditions. WOMEN IN TERROR. Afraid for Their Lives Until Troops Arrived in Goldfleld. Goldfleld, Nev., Dec. 16. Delega tions from the Woman's club, of Gold field, and from the chamber of com merce, Merchants' association and Min ing exchange called on General Funston this afternoon to acquaint him further with the conditions which have prevail ed in Goldfleld previous to the coming of the United States troops and the sit uation which led to the sending of Gov ernor Sparks' dispatch to Washinnton asking that trcops be sent here. The visit of these'de legations doubtless was because of the efforts that are constant ly being ..made to have the troops recalled. General Funston said, after the con ferences were over, that'the statements were a revelation, especially thoBe made by the women, who are wives of prom inentjeitizens of Goldfleld. The state ments, he said, showed that for days the women of Goldfleld had lived in a state of constant terror, until the com ing of the troops though no instances of anything more than trivial annoyances were cited. MAKE CANADA INDEPENDENT Destiny Is Union With United States or Monarchial Independence. Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 16. The inde pendence of Canada is now being open ly discussed and In 'a measure promoted before some of the most important pub lic bodies of the dominion. Today the idoa of Canada as a 'nation is looming large on the public mind, and it has in a very short space of time marvelously changed public sentiment .In that re gard. Speaking before the Canadian club at Ottawa, J. 8. Ewart, K. C, of Toronto, predicted that Canada would yet fill an independent position in the world. Then she would pursue either one of three courses a union with the United States as an independent republic, a union with Great Britain as an inde pendent monarchy with her own sov ereign, or an independent monarchy with allegiance to the British sovereign. Canadian opposition against the im perial government was directed not against the king, but against the colo nial eeoretary, who is generally ignor ant of colonial matters. Bankers Go Scot Free. Chicago, Dec. 16. Five directors of the dotunct Milwaukee Avenue State bank were fieed today when Judge Windes held that the statute under which they had been Indicted Is uncon stitutional.' Michael A. Labuy, Josh Lister, Marcus Kirkoby, Frank R. Crane and E. L. Johnson are the men who profit by the decision. Paul O. Stenslund, president of the bank, and Henry Herring, cashier, who were found guilty of embezzlement and are now serving terms in the sate prison, will not be a ft do ted by the decision. Agree on Incorporation. Santa Rosa, Cal., Deo. 16. Articles ot Incorporation and by-laws of the Pa cific Coast Hopgrowers' union, the pur pose of which is the combination ol hopgrowers of. California, Oregon and Washington, were adopted here today. A committee was also named to visit Oregon and Washington to organize growers of those States, and, when such organization is effected, 10 ot the 15 directors are to resign and give plaje to live from each of the states mentioned Buy Ties In Hawaii. Los Angeles, Deo. 18. The Santa Fe Railroad company has just contracted for 6,000,000 road ties in Hawaii, the bittgest contract ever let for such mate rial to be shipped by water. The ship ments may result in the establishment of a freight steamship line between San Pedro and Honolulu. The Southern Paclflo may also place similar orders in tiawau. Old Suit Cleared Up. St. Louis, IVc. 16. The decision of a jury in the Probate court today on n Instrument of writing confirmed as the will ot So'otnon P. Sublette, a pioneer who died in 1857, and title to 208 acres of land in the southwestern patt of St Louis, valued at $2,600,000, is cleared. OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST DAIRYMEN MEET. Successful Two-Day Convention Held in Portland. Portland The most important meet ing of dairvmen ever held in the state of Oregon was that which convened last' Thursday and Friday in Woodmen of the World hall, on Eleventh street, when the Oregon State Dairy associa tion held its deliberations. The con vention hall was crowded at both days' eessions with delegates and others in terested in the development of the dairy industry. The hall in the base ment of the Woodmen building, in which dairy products and the most ap proved dairy machinery were displayed, attracted large crowds. The convention was called to order at 10 o'clock Thursday by Preeident K. T. Judd, of the associaion. Tom Rich ardson, of the Commercial club, wel comed the delegates to Portland on be half of that organization. . In respond ing to the address of welcome President Judd thanked the Commercial club for its reception and its efforte in making this meeting of the association a suc cessful one. The speaker referred to the important position dairying in this stale has reached in the last few years, and said that this was the Brat time in the history of the state that the dairy industry had received the recognition its' importance sh-iuld comwnud and would fully pay the coat of piomotion. Papers were read by prominent dairymen and others from all parts of the state. Football Men Good Students. University of Oregon, Eugene University of Oregon football, men during the season just past have made good records in the class room as well as on the football field. The records of the Registrar's office show that of the twenty men composing the regular squad, only half a dozen have received grades as low as 'D' in any of their subjects. There have been no failures and their work as a whole compares favorably with that of last year, when in the final examinations in February, the foot ball team ranked slightly better than the average for the whole stu dent body. The records show also that for the two months just past, football men have cut fewer classes than any other class of students. Re ports of absences of all students are sent to the Registrar's office daily and a careful record is kept. The University works on the theory that students are there first to study, and this means regular attendance at classes. Men. Do Mora Work. '-I.w i , Klamath Falls, J. D. Church, as sistant engineer of the Southern Pa cific, has just returned from the end of the California Northeastern railway and states that the 350 men now at work for Ericson & Peterson, the con tractors, are doing more work than the 1,100 men they were working last sum mer. The grade between Bray and the first townsite, Mount Hebron, is about completed, and Mount Hebron may re main the terminus of the road for this winter. However, as Dorris is only 13 miles distant from Mount Hebron and the grade very easy, that town may be the terminus. Embryo Farmers Interested. Albany Linn county school children are taking great interest in the new subject of agriculture, the teaching of which was begun this fall. No experi ment work has yet been begun in this county, but in the seventh and eighth grades in all the schools of the county one recitation each day is required in an agricultural text book. Reports re ceived by Connty School Superintend' ent Jackson state that piobably greater interest is manifested in this study than in any other branch Water Reaches Hermiston. HermiBton Water in the distribut ing BjRtem of the government project has reached Hemiston. A good flow in the A line heralded the coming of water for irrigation next season and activities under the UmRtilla govern ment reclamation project are under full headway. The water traversed the big feed canal a diHtance of 26 miles to the reservoir gate, where it was turned through what is known as the by-pass into the distributing system of ditches. November Ideal Month. Burns November was a month of ideal fall weather in Harney. There were two flurries of snow, on November 18 and 23, but they were followed by pleasant sunshine and the snow disap peared in a few days. There has been a great deal ot fall plowing done and the amount of winter wheat sown this year is double that of any year in the history ct the country. B. F. Mutkey Has Resigned. Ashland Announcement has been made at the state normal school here that President B. F. Mulkey would re tire from the institution on January 1 and will efigage in the law and abstract business at Jacksonville as a partner in the Jackson County Abstract company, which maintains offices at Ashland and Medford , and will open one at Jackson ville. Timber Mad to Pay Tax. Oregon City The assessed valuation of Clackamas county property Is very close to $13,000,000. The figures were made publio ty County Assessor Nel son, who has made an increase of about $2,600,000 over the valuation of last year. This increase is all on the prop erty of the big corporations and on tim ber lands. -WANTS ANOTHER ROAD. Southern Oregon Hopes for Lessened Rates in Competition. Grants Pass The announcement through the press that Moffatt & White are about to extend the Oregon Elec tric line, through Rogue River valley has been received here with the great est satisfaction. It has been the dream of the citizens that some day another transportation company would find its way into the valley. The annulling of trains 11 and 12 by the Southern Pacific company has aroused the people to greater activity and to stand ready to offer an induce ment to a competing line. The re sources from the mills and mines and the products of the field have been car ried for years by one railroad company, with charges running up into thou sands of dollars. Want Graduates for Teachers. University of Oregon, Eugene The University of Oregon is exper iencing the largest demand in its history for graduates, both men and women, to take principalships and positions as teachers in the high schools of the state. Of the fifty three members of last year's class, twenty are teaching in the high schools and colleges of Oregon and the Northwest, and the demand was much larger than the supply. At the present time there are a number of positions vacant because there is no one available who is adequately pre pared to take them. The University would be able next year to place as teachers some forty or fifty men and women,, if its graduating class fur nished that number. The class of 1908 now numbers about sixty mem bers. Electric Line Great Boon. Freewater The month of November was a record breaker on the Walla Walla Valley Traction company's line. They hauled out of this city over 90 cars loaded with hay, apples and can ned fruit. These cars were all for points on the Northern Pacific railway. The apple crop has been excellent thiB year and every apple of any account has been marketed. The second-class ap ples were disposed of to the Freewater cannery. The total value of the fruit crop in this vicinity is estimated at $500,000. Request Railway Service. Salem A large number of farmers and shippers residing between Tall man and Shelburn, in Linn county, have complained to the railroad commission because the Southern Pacific has aban doned its train service between the two towns named. The complaint (re cites that traffic was abandoned because a bridge washed out about a year ago. The farmers want the commission to order the railroad company to renew the service. No Depot for Suver. Salem The state railroad commis sion has turned down the proposition to give the people of Suver better depot facilities. The business of the station has fallen off in the past five years, and the people of Wells, two miles from there, have in a petition for a station. Queer Schools. , Albany Linn county has one school without a single boy pupil and another which no girls attend. Of course both are in small remote dis tricts. District 84, in Fox Valley, near Lyons, has eight pupils, all of whom are boys, and District 119. near Sweet Home, has only five stu dents and all are girls. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Club, 8283o; bluestem. 8485c; valley, 8283c; red, 80'$81o. Oats No. 1 white, $29: gray, $29. Barley Feed, $27.60: brewing, $31: rolled, $30. i Corn Whole, $32; cracked, $33. Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $16 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy, $20 23; clover, $15; cheat, $15; grain hay, fl0(n)io; a liana, I6; vetch. $14. Fruits Apples, 75c$2 per box; peaches, 75c$l perorate; pears, $1.25 1. 75 per box; cranberries, $9.6012 per barrel. Vegetables Turnips. 75o per sack; carrots, 65o per sack ; beete, $1. per sack; beans, 79c per pound; cabbage, lo per pound; cauliflower, 7 5c II dot; celery, $4 per crate; onions, 1520c per dos; parsley, 20c per dos; peas, lc per pound; peppers, 817o per pound; pumpkins, ll)c per pound; rad ishes, 20o per doz; spinach,. 6o per pound; sprouts, 8o per pound; squash, 114C; per pound; tomatoes, $1.50 per box. Onions $1.752 per cwt. Potatoes 4060c per hundred, de livered Portland; sweet potatoes, $2.25 2.50 per cwt Butter Fancy (creamery, 3235c per pound. Veal 75 to 125 pounds, 88Vc; 12S to 160 pounds, 7c; 150 to 200 pounds, tVSJc. - Pork Block, 75 to 150 pounds, 6 6)c; packers, 66o. Poultry Average old hens, l?o per pound; mixed chickens, 11Q 11 He; spring chickens, 10,Sf5illc; roosters, 8o; dressed chickens, 1213c; turkeys, live, 14(315c; dressed, choice, 17($18c; geese, live, 93100; ducks, 12 H13c; pigeons, $11.60; squabs, $233. Eggs Fresh ranch, candled, 87c nar dm. Hops 1907, 67c per pound; olds, I nominal. Wool Eastern Oregon average best. 1320o per pound, according to shrink age; valley, 18!0o, according: to fine- mohair, choice, 2930o pound. RATE CASE HEARING. Lumbermen Tell Troubles to Inter state Commission. Washington, Dec. 13. Two Oregon millinen yesterday testified before the Interstate Commerce commission that when it was rumored that the rate on Pacific coast lumber was to be advanced they saw R. B. Miller, general freight agent of the O. R. & N., and told him the increase, would drive them out of Denver, Kansas City and Chicago terri tory. Mr. Miller is reported to have replied that the new rates were experi mental, and if the trade would stand them they would be maintained, but if not satisfactory, the rates would be re stored to the old figures. It was his opinion as well as Mr. Harriman's, that lumbermen were extremely pros perous, and that their large contracts justified the raise. Later, when the subject was broached to James J. Hill by the Puget souDd millmen, Mr. Hill lost his temper ana retorted that, while many mills had been driven to bankruptcy already, still others would be wiped out before the commission could dispose of this case. "We are going to give you people out there a chance to cool your heels," he declared as he turned away. Mr. Hill, Howard Elliott, J. C. Stubbs, J. M. Hannaford and many other railroad men will be placed on the stand before the hearing closes. WORK IS RESUMED. No Trouble at Goldfleld When Non union Men Take Charge. Goldfleld, Nev., Dec. 13. The first day of the attempt to re-open the mines of Goldfleld without the aid of the Western Federation of Miners has passed, and there has not been a single instance of attempted violence or dis order in the camp. Unarmed pickets of the Goldfleld miners union have ap proached as close to the scene of the operations as the armed guards of the Mineowners association would permit and have succeeded in inducing some of those who had signed the agreement to return to work, to violate that agree ment and leave the mines. It was stated last night that the lead ers of the strike have secured what evi dence they want to prosecute some of the mining opetators under a statute of the state of Nevada, which makes it a crime punishable by a fine of not less than $50 or more than $300, or impris onment for not less than 20 nor more than 150 days, or both, to require an employe to promise or agree not to be come a member or remain a member of any labor organization. Arrests may be expected at any time, it is stated by some, while others characterize the whole report of probable arrest as a bluff. MEET IN DENVER. National Democratic Convention Is Called for July 7, 1908. Washington, Deo. 13. After decid ing to hold the next Demoratic na tional convention at Denver, and fixing the date of the meeting for July 7, 1908, the Demoratic National commit tee late yesterday entered upon a spir ited debate on the propriety of accept ing more of the $100,000, offered by Denver for the convention than is act ually needed to pay the convention ex penses in that city. The opposition to the acceptance of the contribution took the form of a resolution by Represent ative Clayton, of Alabama, declining money not actually needed for the con vention, but after a long debate the resolution was laid on the table by a vote oi si to 14. Mr. Clayton, Representative John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, and Governor Hoke Smith, of Georgia, all Bpoke in favor of the passage of the resolution. Mr. Taggart advocated the acceptance of the $100,000, saying it would be needed now even worse than it was needed in 1904, and that at that time it would have been practically impossi ble to open headquarters for Judge Parker if the committee had not had the extra money secured from St. Louis, where the convention was held. Men Fed Through Pipe. Reno. Nev.: Dec. 13 Th ihrno miners Brown, McDonald and Bailey, who have been entombed for a week in a drift at the 110-foot level of the Al pha shaft ot the Giroux mine at Elv. .1111 1 1 . sun are a nve ana are able to commu nicate with the miners at the top of the shaft. They have been given food enough through the six-inch water pipe connecting with the surface to last them a week, and in ennn this nina broken they will not die of starvation or mini, ine work ol clearing the nun n ib progressing siowiy. Roosevelt 8ends Commission. Washinotnn. Dm. l3.Aaaiiil...ni c retary Murray, of the department of Commerce and Labor, Commissioner unaries r. Neiu and Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner of corporator s, left Washington at 3 o'clock this after noon for Goldfleld. Nov in . thorough Investigation of the trouble oeiweeu me miners and mine operators at that place. Mr. Murray and Mr. Smith made this announcement after a conference with President Roosevelt Massachusetts Goes "Dry." Boston, Deo. 13 All but one of the 354 cities and towns of the state have gone on record on the question of per mitting the sale of Intoxicating liquors, and tabulation shows a no-license ma jority in Massachnetts of over 13,000. SHOWS PARTIALITY Hill Give Canadians Better Bate Than Americans. BENEFIT OF WINNIPEG MARKET r One Lumberman Says Trust Controls All of the Northern Pacific. Land Grant Timber. Washington, Dec. 14. Washington lumbermen who appeared as witnesses yesterday before the Interstate Com merce commission, took particular pains to "rub it in" on James J. Hill, because of his threat to drive more lumbermen into bankruptcy.' One wit ness brought out the fact that, while the railroads assert that the old rate on, lumber from Puget Sound to Chicago, Denver and Kansas City was not com pensatory, the Great Northern is today loading lumber at Vancouver, bringing it to Puget Sound, thence East, through, the United States and back to Canada, landing it at Winnipeg and more dis tant points, for 40 cents, the rate for merly in force on Puget Sound lumber shipped an equal distance in the Unit ed States. Another witness recalled Mr. Hill's assurance given Washington lumbermen at a banquet some time ago to the effect that his roads would never impose a rate on lumber that would be. injurious to the milling industry of the- Northwest. The Oregon men closed their testi mony by submitting further compari sons of lumber rates from the South and from the West to Chicago and Kansas City. Several witnesses testi fied as to the technical case of the Ore gon and Washington lumbermen, ac cording to the amount of output of their companies, the points of destina tion of their product and the prices paid for It. Ihe rates which the Ore gon and Washington lumber, producers, were forced to pay were offered in testi mony and the assertion was made that these rates were such as to compel the producers of lumber in the Pacifier Northwest to close their mills. Wit nesses testified that they were unable- to place their product on the market East of the Rocky mounatins at a pro fit, and that they could not depend up on the local market in their territory to provide such a market as would en able them to maintain their bisinens. The line of cross examination indi cated the purpose of the railroads to show that the rates were not exorbi tant, but really were fair and equitable) compared with the rates given produc ers of manufactured lumber in the yel low pine districts. W. C. Miles, president of the South western Washington Lumbermen's as sociation, testified that 90 per cent of the mills in his section of the state had closed since it became known' the lum ber rate was to be advanced, and those mills now have on hand 70,000,000 feet of lumber, for which there is ho mark et. Be said the Weyerhaensers now owned all the timber lands of lhe Northern Pacific grant and virtually controlled the price within 100 miles of the road. They bought 1,000,000 acres for $6,000,000 and sold one section ot that for $76,000 stumpage. He said they now controlled prices and empha sized the fact that the members of his association were anxious that the Inter state commission should open the Port land gateway to Washington lumber so that Southwestern Washington millmen. could dump their common stock into Oregon and other Ilarriman territory. No indication of an end of the hear ing is in sight. Several other cases are pressing for hearing by the commission, but it is not likely that the pending cases will be concluded before the mid dle of next week. Recover 320 Bodies- Monongah, W. Va., Dec. 14. The search in mines No. 6 and 8 of the Fairmount Coal company for victims ot lost Friday's ex pic ion was suspend ed early tonight, partly because fire had again broken out in mine No. 8, and partly because practically every Bection of the two mines has been ex plored and it was not believed that further search along the same lines would result in the finding of mor bodies. Three hundred and twenty bodies have been removed. Of these 71 were Americans. Weeding Out Japanese. Norfolk, Va., Dec. 14. According to the report of petty officers on shore leave tonight, when the fleet pulls out Monday for the Paoifio there will not be a Japanese cook or servant on any of the ironclads. This report is to the effect that the Japanese are being qui etly but rapidly weeded ont by order of the commanding officer, and tbler places are being filled by negroes. No reason is given for the order by the officers. Lowest Bidder on Canal Lumber. Washington, Dec. 14. The Olson Mahoney Lumber company, of San Francisco, was the lowest bidder at $124,572 for furnishing the Isthmian Canal commission with approximately 6,000,000 feet of lumber, ranging in sixes from 1x3 to 12x14 inches. Tha materia is to be delivered at Colon or La Boca. There were 21 bidders. It la expected that the Olson-Mahoney com pany will get the contract. r . Will Continue 21-2 Cent Rate. Montgomery, Dec 14. The Southern railway today agreed to keep In tore the 2-cent passenger rate nntil the other state rats questions are settled.