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COTTAGE GROVE , . OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Comprehensive Review ol the Import.
nt Happening! o! the Patt Week,
Presented In Condented form, Mott
t.tkely to Prove Interettlnc.
Russia Ii Bliort of men for her fleets
Bpaln la very bitter becnuso of tlio
Anglo- renen treaty.
Enttor Bcrvlccs in Russia are mucli
more Impressive thanusuol this year
Queen Alexandra's persistent urging
makes Britain ready 10 deal wiui nut
Btirko Cockran, of Isow ork, says
tlio houso Is losing casto ami bids 11
Exiled Colorado miners say tliey
wero subjected to most cruel treatment
by tlio militia.
Tlio port ol rortlaml drydock is in
position anil in a few days tlio first
vessel can enter.
A leading dignitary in tho Cliurch of
England holds that the old testament
is A pack of lies.
Tho senate has passed the 1905 fair
bill In tho same form as It came from
tho houso and the measure Is now
ready for tho president's signature.
A favorable report has been made to
tho houso on Representative Joncs'blll
opening tho suiplus lands of tho Yaki
ma Indian reservation to settlement.
Tho Anglo-French colonial treaty has
been signed In London.
Ex-Ouccn Isabella, of Spain, grand
mother of Alphonso, is dead.
Tl.roo persona were killed and nine
injured In a tornado in Texas.
Makaroff has engaged the Japanese
fleet off Port Arthur. No details aro
Tho University of Washington de
feated the Unitersity of Oregon in de
bato at Seattle.
Japan has almost completed arrange
ments for landing tioops in the vicin
ity of Port Arthur.
Deported Colorado miners returned
to Teliuride, but wero met by the mi
litia and made to go again.
Fatterson. of Colorado, holds that all
Chinese exclusion laws will expire De
cember 7, and urges the senate to aet.
Nearly $2,000,000 is now available
for tho Lewis and Clark fair. Many
states have provided exhibits and oth
A military expert, in reviewing the
war situation, says Japan is greatly
strengthening her hand by delaying a
Russia will endeavor to join its fleets
and attack Togo.
The Japanese have crossed tho Yalu
and occupy eeveral important posi
tions. Kouropatkln has now masted the
force ho desired before beginning active
According to the census bureau but
B2 states now have less than a million
Inhabitants and 14 exceed two millions,
John W. Kalua, United States Judge
of the Second circuit, at Honolulu, has
been removed from office by tne presi
Ground has been broken at the Lewis
and Clark exposition site for tho flnt
tm d n? of importance, me Biaieo
A special car bearing 63 Indians en
rnii tii to nee Roosevelt collided with a
mall train in Illinois and tbreo braves
were killed and 20 Injured.
Tho census bureau has issued a bul
letln which elves the estimated popula
tlon of tho United States for 1903, ex-
elusive of Alaska and the insular pos
sessions, at 79,000,389. Of tho cities
of tho NorthweBt, Portland is given
88.655; Seattle. 92,020; Tacoma, 45,
102; Spokane, 41,927; Butte, 38,127
Republicans elected mayor of Kan
sas City, Mo, and will control the coun
At Mlwlaukeo the Democrats elected
their mayor and 24 out ol 4U council
Tiie Labor Union tickets carried in
the towns of Colorado where elections
In Nebraska the Rebuplican ticket
has 600 to 1,100 majorities. Jligt)
licenBO carried in most cities.
Neither fleet is to be seen at Port
Arthur and the only indication of war
is tho ever active searchlight.
Rcnubl leans carried Topeka, Law
rence and Wichita, Kansas, and elected
a majority of candidates at Kansas City
France and Britain have reached an
agreement regarding Newfoundland,
Egypt and Morocco. Newfoundland is
to be given up by France,
Russians will not allow Servians to
enter her army.
Repubicans olected 18 aldermen and
Democrats 10 in the Chicago city elec
tions. Municipal ownership of street
railways was favored by a large ma,
Tho Poi t Arthur channel is not so
well closed as Admiral Togo reports
The Prohibitionists are likely to
nominate Gnoeral Nelson A. Miles for
Tho houso committee has decided on
a lump appropriation of $ 3,000,000 for
livers and ltaruors.
The oponlng of tho Cuban congress
was attended Uy Wliu scenes oi uiouruer,
Fights wore quite numerous.
Russians will only harass Japanese
fnrcoln Corca, playing the waiting
game doclded upon by Kouropatkln
Secretary nay will Intervene for the
reloaso of two American newspaper cor
..nnndnta held by the Russians at
Chinese will be kept our.
American Policy Will Continue, No Mat.
ter It New Treaty It Made.
Washington, April 12. In cabinet
meetings and in conference directly be
tween tho cxccutlvo heads of depart
ments tho wholo subject of tho stntua
o! tho Chlneso immigration question,
as it will bo after the lapse of existing
treaties, has been thoroughly digested,
and It can be stated that the adminis
tration feels that it lias nmplo warrant
for continuing to enforce tho rigid pro
visions of tho tho Chlneso exclusion
act regardless of tho denunciation of
tho treaty. So far from oponlng tlio
door to Chinese immigration, tlio lapse
of tho treaty, will. It is said, actually
render tho entrance of Chinese Into
this country more difficult than while
the treaty remained in force.
This fact haa been pointed out tn tho
Chlneso government by Mr. Conger,
who haa not yet abandoned tho effort
to Induce the Chinese government to
reconsider its denunciation. However
it Is positively stated that the exclusion
laws will continue to bo cnioreed after
Dcrvinbcr next, whether the treaty
expires or not.
Attorney General Knox has under
consideration tho question of the valid
ity of the exclusion law of 1902 in view
nf thi denunciation of the treaty, and
will prepare and submit to tlio pros
ident nn opinion on the subject. Both
the president and the attorney general
have discussed the matter with mem
bers of coneress. It is being consid
crcd, too, by members of both branches
of congress, and if it is deemed noeos
nnrv somo lectslatlve action will be
taken on it before odioutnment. If it
should lie concluded that the denuncia
tinn of the treaty by China would ren
der inoperative existing laws regarding
Chinese exclusion, tho probable course
of action will be to attach to one of the
pending appropriation bills an amend'
ment forcing the exclusion of Chinese
Members of congress, are generally
aerced that no dithculties will bo ex
pcrienced in passing Uio legislation if
it should be regarded as necessary
JAPAN TO MAVB FINE SHIPS.
Vessels Ordered In England Will Be
Ahead of Those of That Country.
London, Apiil 12. The two new bat
tleships ordered in England by Japan
will be exceedingly powerful, tuel
length, 445 feet, exceeding that of the
most powerful British battiesinps uy
20 feet. In order to meet the capacity
of docking accommodations, the beam
and draught have been fixed at 7S feet
and 26 feet respectiely. Each will
have a displacement of 16,400 tons.
Their main batteries, it is said, will
be the most powerful yet devised, con
sisting of four 12-inch guns, four 10
inch and five 6-inch guns each. The
armored belt at the water lino w ill be
nine inches thick with six-inch armor
continuing to the level of the deck.
rew feature will be a superstructure of
four-inch armor, insuring that no part
of the upper works will be unprotected .
In addition to the two battleslilps
actually ordered, Japan is contemplat
ing two more vessels of that description
to be built here.
Formal orders for two battleships
were placed by Japan with Vickers,
Maxim & Armstrong January 30, the
orders being to expedite their construc
tion as speedily as possible. They are
to have a speed-of 19 knots and will be
able to discharge 11 tons ot projectiles
per minute from their main batteries.
HISTORIC OtK PLANTED.
Roosevelt and Hitchcock Place Tree
Qrcund Tnot Sprang From Acorn.
Washington, April 11. A historic
oak was planted by President Roosevelt
and Secretary of the Interior Hitch
cock this evening in the' yard to the
east of the White Hou. The little
tree was grown from an acorn that Mr.
Hitchcock picked up from beneath an
oak on the grounds of the Peterhof
palace in Russia. The Russian oak
was grown from an acorn that came
from the tree that sheltered Washing,
ton's tomb at Mount Vernon. The
spade that was used in the ceremony at
the White House this evening will be
preserved as a memento of the occasion
On its blade will be painted a legend
detailing the circumstances of the tree
New Ctpltal of Philippines.
Chicago, April 12. Plans for the
new capital of tho Philippines were
made known today by Secretary of War
Taft. Secretary Taft Bald: "The new
capital will be about 15 miles from
Manila, on a plot of ground over 5,000
feet above the sea level, which will
make it far more healthy for Amerl
cans. It is to be to the Philippines
what what Simla is to India, and will
be of great benefit to the islands. The
climate is superb, the location good and
the new opportunities for men with
capital will be very great."
Cztr to tlave Many Men.
Paris, April 12. The St. Petersburg
correspondent of tho Echo de Paris tel
egraphs that a competent staff officer
there says that Russia is not weakening
her European frontier garrisons owing
to the war in tne r-ar fcast, anu mat
500.000 Russian troops will be In Man
churla at the end of May. This officer
also asseits, the correspondent also
savs. that since the Uritieh Thibet ex-
pedltlon started, the Turkestan and
Caucasian forces ot Russia have been
Nlu Chwang Defentet Strong.
Niu Chwang, April 10, via Chefoo,
China, April 12. General Kouropatk
in's visit to Niu Chwang has Inspired
boundless confidence The commander
in chief ordered 10,000 rcBervcs to re
Infoice this position, In view of tho ex,
nected Japanese attack, while an ad,
dltional force of 15,000 men is ready
to concentrate upon thla place nt
short notice, if necessary. II is esti
mated now that there are 400 000 Rus
slan troops in Manchuria.
Biscuit Factory Employes to Strike.
Now York, Apiil 12. A general
strike of tho employes of tho National
biscuit company's factory in this city
has been ordered because of alleged dis
crimination against union men. About
300 workmen attended tho meeting at
which the strike was decided upon
but at least 1,000 will be thrown out
FAIR BILL PASSES
AND CLARK EXPOSITION
MONEY NOW SAFE.
Majority It Large, Riling Vote Een It
Not Necessary Conference It Next
Step Approprlttlon Can be Increased
but Not Reduced-Carrlet an Arpro
prittlon of 475,000.
Washington. April 9. Tho houso of
representatives, without a rollcall, or
e en so much as a rising vote, yester-
lay afternoon pnsod the Iis and
Clark exposition hill carrying an ng
cnisate appropriation of $476,000.
The bill was passed 38 minutes after
a special rule providing for Ita consia
eration was laid before tho house,
thereby breaking the record of the class
of legislation that always leads to pro.
Tho bill passed in the samo form as
reported bv Tnwney's committee on
March 2S. In addition to appropriate
inn 1475.000. it authorises the coin
ins of 250,000 souvenir gold dollars,
whhh virtually amounts to a total up.
propriation of $725,000. In reality,
congress is aiding roiunnu lar more
than appears from these figures.
Chairman Tawney, speaking on this
"Tho $475,000 alloted for govern
ment buildings and exhibits is equiva
lent, under other circumstances, to an
appropriation of between 1600,000 and
1700,000 for tlio i'ortiatul exposition,
necauso the government exhibit has nl
ready been assembled at St. Louis, and
will onlv require transportation to
Portland, thereby saving that city the
cost of assembling a new government
Tho passage of the bill removes tlio
last doubt as to the fate of the Lewis
nnd Clark appropriation. Tho bill
that is finally agreed upon and signed
by the president will carry nt least the
amount contained in the bill passed by
tho house, and may possibly lie in
creased. There can be no decrease
Any chance must bo in tho nature of
compromise between the senate and
the house bills.
INSURES EARLY ADJOURNMENT.
House Makes Sane Case
Order In December,
Washington, April 11. Tho Swayne
impeachment proceeding, which has
been looked upon as the only possibi
rhwk to an earlv adjournment, was
disposed of in five minutes by th
house today by the adoption of a reso
lution making the case a special order
for December 13 next. In tlio mean
time the iudiciary committee is to
take additonl testimony in tho case.
After disposing of a conference report
on the army appropriation bin tin
house took up the bill extending the
coastwise laws to the Philippines, and
hv a vote of 122 to 100 adopted a spec
ial rule to vote on this bill aftei a de-
hate of two hours. This debate w as ex
hausted, save five minutes, when the
houso adiourned at 5:30 p. m. An
amendment to the bill postponing the
operation of the law until July 1, 1900
Instead ol luuo will do propoeeu
The partial conference on the army
annropriat on bill was agreed to. Four
senate amendments were still in dis
CORE TO PROTECT MINES.
American and British Ministers Make
Seoul, April 11. J. N. Jordan and
H. N. Allen, respectively the ministers
to Corea of Great Britain and the
United States, have requested the
Corean government to give protection
to the British and American mines l
This request Is a mere formality as
the Japansee authorities have given
assurances of the safety from local up.
risings. Mr. Jordan says tho Japanese
have been extremely considerate to.
ward the British mines. They hay
shown no desire to hamper mining op
erations, have, promised not to make
heavy levies of' food upon the farmers
of the surrounding country, and hav
agreed to facilitate the passage of specie
for the payment of wages, and even to
supply specie for the purpose.
, Desert Land Law Wins.
WaBhlngton, April 11. By a vote of
8 to 3 the bouse committee on irriga
tlon of arid lands today defeated the
hill to repeal the desert land laws,
Those voting against the bill were
Chairman Mondell, of Wyoming, and
Representatives Terrill, Mastachu
setts, Dwight, New York; Marshal
North Dakota; Williamson Oregon
Cooner. Pennsylvania; Hitchcock, Ne
braska. and Bell, California. Those
in favor of tho repeal were Representa
tlves Reeder, Kansas; Van Duser, Neva
da, and Underwood, of Alabama.
Oieat Irrigation Scheme.
Salt Lake. April 11. An immense
irriagtlon scheme is about to be Inaug
urated in Utah by the government, ac
cording to the statement of E. W
Ross, BUpervisin engineer of the district
of Utah and Idaho, me plan content,
plates making a reservoir of Utah lake,
The cost will be nbout $5,000,000. II
is estimated that a million acres will
bo irrigated, adding $30,000,000
the land valuo of the state. Mr. Ross
informed tho state commission that
he would commence on the work at
Russians Can Soon Attume Olfentlve,
Berlin April 11. Tho Tageblatt
war correspondent, Major Dajke, writ
ing on a train while Hearing Harbin
says: 'Only six tralans dally pass cast
oi the tailroad to .Manchuria, and only
four thence to Harbin, but they consist
of as many as 38 cars. The railroad Is
apparently able to meet the military
domands." The correspondent adds
that tho Russians will ho ready to take
the offensive about the middle of this
Russia Declines a Loan,
Paris, April 11. According to private
informal on recci ped from bt. reiers,
burg, the Russian government refused
nt all events for tho present, an offer
of a loan corning from French quarters,
nnd declined also a largo number of
proposals for war supplies mado by
OFFICII SCCRUTS OUT.
Stenographer Hives Alleged Methods of
San Francisco, April . Sensational
testimony was given today In the hear
ing before United Slates Commissioner
Ileacock In the llydo and Dliuond land
ousplracy case. Mrs. Belle A. Curtis,
ho was a stenographer for llydo fioui
Oetober, 18U7, to November, 181)9, was
the chief witness, and her evidence
ent to show that affidavits wero man
ufactured by wholesale in tho office;
also that Hyde nnd Joint A. iienson
were partners in the alleged conspiracy
to defraud the government. She de-
tared Hvdo and Iienson employed
'dummies" to make out applications
or school lands, and that the colored
aultor was freonnotly Instructed to
bring In bis friends to apply for school
lands for their own use, nnd were then
lloted to a neighboring notary to
mako affidavits. She said that assign
incuts of these claims to llydo and Hen
son wero often intule nt the same time.
She said the plan of Hyde and Hen
sou was to liao these school lands in
Oiegon and California transferred to
forest reserves, w Itli the assistance oi
corrupt covert ment officials. lien
t in lands wero so transieireii, inu an
signees of the school land scrip had the
privilege ot oxcimnguig meir iiuimugn
for more valuable lands outside of the
Tliiiiiins McCusker. freight agent oi
tho Southern Pacific, at Portland, Or,
iiotiilnl that ho had secured many nr
plications of school lands In Oregon for
John II Schneider, who was Hyde's
ngent. Mr.MsCttskcr said ho received
pay for Ills services, oui no urn uuv
know that he was engaged in an Illegal
Miss Marian Doyle, w ho succeeded
Miss Curtis as Hyde's stenographer,
w 111 testify at the next hearing.
TO PRISON FOR LIFE.
Mrt. Botkln Found Guilty of Murder
the First Degree.
San Fiancisco, April 9. Mrs. Cor
delta Botkin, accused of killing Mis.
John P. Dunning, of Hovel. Del., by
sending her poisoned candy tlirougli
tho mails, was tonight convicted
mnr,l..r in tho first degree, with th
niltv Hxod nt life imprisonment.
The iurv was charged late this af
and at 4 :3C o'clock retired
deliberate. Later they were taken out
for dinnor and upon returning asked to
have some testimony read to them.
At 11:15 o'clock the the jury reported
that an agreement had been reached
rim niiiiiinusness of the announce-
mnnt was apparent in the attitude of
tlm defendant, who buried her faco
her hands and remained In that po
sition until tho foreman of the jury
i.oil flniatinl speaklns. The court In
niiln-.! if a verdict had been ai rived
at, and tho foreman handed him a bIIj
ot paper upon wlncli was written.
"Wo. the iurv. find the defendant
rnrilolla Hotkin. guilty ot murder
the first degree, nnd fix tho punishment
at imprisonment for life."
Mn. Itotkin looked up as the court
was thanking tho ju'ors for their close
attention to tho case, and presented i
n...trlrl.-in countenance to her conn
sel, who spoko some comforting wards
Tho court named April 16 foi formal
ly pronouncing sentence.
BELIEVES TOQO WILL BLOCK IT.
Military Expert Predicts Success
Mote on Port Arthur.
London, April 8. The naval expert
nf the London Times, in an extended
review of the aspect of the present situ
ation, expresses the boiiei uini ah
mlrnl Toeo will succeed eventually I
attaining his object in blocking the
ontranre to Port Arthur harbor.
"If ho does succeed," saysthecories
pondent, "the Russian fleet cannot pre
nt tli landlnc of Japanese troops I
Manchuila, or anywhere else, while
the Japanese fleet will be freed from
the trying work of holding tlio harbor
entrance, and will bo available for
service elsewhere. It can then return
in Its nrlcinal base, nnd nfter refitting
proceed in the Ecarch for the Vladivo
Strict Censorship Prevail
Tendon. April 9. The brief dis,
txitcbea from the seat of war in tho Fa
Runt nnnearimr in tho London news
papers dm ing the laBt few days have
all been of a curiously stereotyped char
nrter. Indicating tliatl an active censor
ship is prevailing there, and adding
nothing to the information contained
In the disnatches of the Associated
This applies particularly
nnlntu under Japanese control, but
frnm tlin Russian side also It is ev
dent that care Is being exercised
prevent nowa of operations leaking out
Well for American Trade.
Paris, April 9. It was learned in
ninnlll nuartcrs todav that tho Anglo-
Krnch colonial treaty about to bo
signed will contain a clauee providing
for equality of tariff duties on goods cn
iprlno Morocco and Egypt for a period
of 30 yrara Irom the date of the signing
tlio treaty. The clause specifies mat
equality is only between the parties to
tho treaty, but tho officials say It will
Imvo tho effect of establishing the ope
door in Morocco and Egypt. Thoolllc
ials say this Insures a notablo opening
for American Irado.
China on Verge of Joining Jtpan
New York, April 0. Reports are
said to have reached an ambassador.
says a Herald dispatch from Berlin, to
the effect that Ulilna is on uio verge oi
throwing in her lot with Japan. Tho
flrBt defeat on land for Russia will,
Is nsserted. bo tho signal for a forwan
movement on the part of the Celestial
empire. Japan, the correspondent
adds, shows no anxiety for help, rea
lUina that China's intervention may
cause more cmbairaBsir.cnt than profit,
Japan Olad Russians Bought It.
Berlin, April 9. Mr. Inouyo, tho
JnpancBO minister here, doca not share
tho view that the sale of tho Hamburg-American
lino BtcauiBliip Fuerst
Ulsmark Is a breach oi neutrality,
"Frnm ono viewpoint." Bttld tho minis
ter, "we are glad to seo the Russians
buv good ships. 'J he Hussions uuy
I them ond wc cap'turo them."
- HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
IH1ARS CONVICT CRY.
Icturet of Discharged Men No Longer
to He (liven Out.
Salem In accoidanco with Instruc
tions from Uoernor Chamberlain, tho
ivnilentlHry authoilttes have discon
tinued tlio practice ol liiriiisiiing pence
Ulcers Willi pictures nnd descriptions
of all discharged ptlsoners, This
haimo In the rules ot tho Institution
was made a few weoke ago upon Uio lie-
llef that it would encourage cx-convicta
to try to lead honest lives.
The custom ol sending out descrip
tions of discharged prisoners was adopt
ed in response to requests from chiefs
of police In the cities. Tho police oftl-
era wanted tlio descriptions so mai
when a convl t had been discharged
tliev euuld ho on the lookout for It lilt
and could more easily to ate him If ho
ommitttd any offense. Several luci-
lents which came to the attention of
the governor convinced him that more
harm than good resulted from tho send
ing out of the descriptions, and he di
rected that the practice bo stopped.
TO CONIHH TIIU WALLA WALLA.
Free Sptce Under Railway With Levees
Will lie Provided.
.Milton This season will prooahly
seo the last lilglt water unningo iui
some time just beyond the Junction of
tho Walla Walla river and the u. n. .x
N a mile north of Milton, where tho
river lied is almost on a level with the
Hats on either side. For several years
the piers in tho O. It. A N. trestle over
the river have caught brush, floating
logs and debris' of all kinds, causing
tho current to cut into the gravelly low
banks on either side ami scurry over
tho land. The piers aro only 111 leet
The railroad lias material on mu
ground to build a new span which will
bo supported uy stone piers on nura
end, 10S feet apart. 1 his will leave
an uninterrupted space lor uio mcr,
and the county commissioners of Walla
Walla and Umatilla counties will di
vide tlio expense of levees to conllno
the rushing waters of the fast flowing
Walla Walla past the danger point.
OOOD PRICES FOR SHEARERS.
Work Will Be Epedlted Owing to the
Pendleton Seven nnd eight cents,
tho former figure including lonrd, are
sheep shearing prices throughout r.asi
em Oregon this season. Sheep shearers
will not starve at this figure, us a good
shearer will handle 100 head a day,
while fast men will take lleeces off
Shearing will be faster limn
muni this season on account of tho
1 ranilltion both sheep and wool
Few outside professionals have come
In yet, wbut a number ot local snear
I. r at work around Echo and farth'
er west. A crew of about a doicn have
left for towns along tlio Northern Pa
cillc in Franklin nnd Lincoln counties,
Washington. Tho majority of outside
shearers will come in In nhout 10 days
nn their migration northward and east
ward. After finishing In Umatilla anil
kindred Eastern Oregon counties they
push on to Idaho, Wyoming and Mon,
Republican convention, First congrcs
I district. Salem. April 13.
Republican convention, Second
congressional district, Portland, April
Republican state convention, Port
land, April 14.
Oregon Cattlemen's association, Port'
land, April 10.
Democratic stato convention, Port
Inml. Anril 10.
Convention stato federation of labor,
Oreirnn City. May 2-0.
Stato grange, Corvalllls, begint May
General election, Juno 0.
Annual reunion, department of Ore
gon, G. A. R., Hood River, Juno 15-17
Form New Creamery Company.
La Grande Articles of incorpora
tion have l;cn filed by the Grand
Rondc Creamery company as successors
to tho Cove Creamery company. Tho
now company Intends to operate cream
eries at Ln Grande ar.d Union and cn
gago in tlio manufacture and sale of
butter, ico cream, cheee, etc. It will
have skimming stations at Cove and
Medical Springs. Tlio creamery at La
Grande will lie in n now brick building
on Elm Btrect, which Is 40x50 fcot,
with a cellar. O. F. Harper la presi
dent of tho company.
Oloomy Outlook for Cattle.
John Day The most unfavorable
weather conditions have continued
almost uninterruptedly for more than
a week, and the amount of damage to
tho livestock interests of tho county is
nppaling. Hay is altogether beyond
purchase ln many parts of the county,
and where it may be had at all It
Is only In amnll quantities and at re
markable figures. In Bear valley,
some of the more fortunato of tho
cattlo growers a.iy they have feed
to last through the first few weeka of
Land Office Receipts.
Salem Tho receipts of the stato land
office for tho month of March aggregate
$47,470.55, which rcprcBonts nn un
usually largo month's business. Tho
heavy receipts wero due to an
order from theboarl, mado some
tlmo ago, requiring holders of land
sale certificates upon which Binall
balancca aro duo to pay tho hal
ancea and take deeds. Over 200
deeds wero Issued during tho month for
C. D. Wade Cattle Dipped Again.
Pendleton The 0. B. Wado herd of
thoroughbreds, Bold at the recent salo
of the defunct cashier's Union county
stoc!-, have again been dipped and can
now bo shipped out ol tlio stato. Tho
enllro herd was dipped the first time,
while only those whoso purchasers In
tend shipping out of Oregon underwent
the Inst operation. Tho hord was
1 slightly Infected with mango.
NllW ORUUON CORPORATIONS.
Articles Filed With the Secretary
State at Salem.
Salem Articles of lucorporatkii
were Hied In the office of the secretary
of slate last week as follows:
Smith-Premier typewriter company,
'SvriiuHi.. N. Y.. $100,000.
Woodoy Island fishing company, Port
Orpheiim amusement company, Port
lluttc Falls sugar plnu lumber com
pany, Modford, $70,000.
Northwestern logging company, Cot
tage Grove, $10,000.
1-ost Valley laud and lumber com
pany, Ut Valley, $800.
Castle Rix-k land association, Tho
Medford athletic club, Midford, $1,
600. Exptess telephone and telegraph
company, Durkee, Baker county, $1,
600. Oregon luiulier, wood and light com
pany, Falls City, $10,000.
Bridal Veil box faitory, Bridal Nell,
.White Rock Irrigation and power
company, lellierow liruige, v,roon
Clatskanio lumber company
FIlAR HIOH WATER.
Heavy Snow Followed by Rain and Chi
nook llndanier Pendleton.
Pendleton High witter again threat
ens l'elidletou. I'tiring tne past mo
weeks tho weather lias boon oxlremely
old and much snow fell in tho moun
tains. Even the lower foothills wero
covered-. Uklah had 17 Inches of now
snow nnd the fall was heavy at Meach
am and other ltlun mountain points.
S change for tho warmer with heavy
rain nnd a chinook have set In. the
snow it fast melting and tributaries of
the Umatilla n-ar the base of the
mountains aro overflowing. There is
fear if tho river gets too high that the
town will lw flooded on account of a
man moving away riprap work from
tho upper' end of tho levee. Tho city
council at its last meeting ordered tho
riprap replaced, but It has not wen
done, leaving a brokun point in the
Rich Find -of Iron Ore.
Oregon City Residents in West
Oregon City this week discovered a
rich deposit ot iron ore in tho vicinity
of Willninctto Falls. The ore assays
54 per cent metallic iron, and tho do- compel them lo return to work. If
posit is liellovcd to lie quite extensive, tho railroad management can secure a
since the same quality ore has been 1 sufficient forre of men to operate tho
found In a uumlier of tho ravinrs and ' road they will l upheld In such an nt
side hills surrounding Wlllttinotto falls, tempt. This will he done with the
Tho land on which tho discovery has
been made lielongs to tho Oregon Iron
A Steel company, and members of tho
corporation aro now investigntiaug the
extent and value of tho find.
Victim of llcppncr Disaster.
Hcppner The body of a man
lieen found in Willow creek about
miles below llepniier. The hly
lodged in a drift that hail been washed
down against a bridge by tho recent
freshet. In clearing out the drift the
workrnon made the greweomo discov
ery. The remains wero badly decom
posed and beyond recognition, and the
supposition is that the man was a vic
tim of the Ileppncr Hood. The re
mains were brought to this city anil
buried In the llcppncr cemetery with
Suver Warehouse Burned.
Independence Tho McClaln wore
houso at Buyer, a few miles south of
here, has been destroyed by flro. Tho
building and all of tho contents wero
burnod. About 12,000 bushels of
wheat and 1,500 bushels of oata were
lost. Willi tho exception of about 500
bushels of oats, owned by Mr. McClaln,
it is thought tho loss will ha small on
the grain, as it was insured. The loss
to farmers will bo slight, ns (10 bushels,
will comprlso tho Iobs.
Wheat Walla Walla, 76c;
stem, 81QH2c; valley, 81c.
Barley Feed, $23 por ton; rolled,
Flour Volley, $3.9004.05 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, $404.30;
clears, $3.864.10; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.4034.70; graham, $3.60
3.00; wholo wheat, $3.0604.05; rye
Oats No. 1 white, $1.151.17K;
gray, $1.10(31.12 per cental.
MlllBtuffs Bran, $I020 per ton;
middlings, $25.60027; Uliorts, $20
21; chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $10.
Hay Timothy. $16010 per ton;
clover, $10011; grain, $11012;
Eggs Oregon ranch, 17K018c.
Butter Sweet cream butter, 30o por
pound; fancy creamery, 26c; choice
creamery, 224 0 24e; dairy and storo,
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 28c;
sour cream, 20c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 13013c
per pound; springs, small, 17018c;
hens, 13KUc; turkeys, live, 100
17c; dressed, 180 20c; ducks, $800 per
dozen; gooso, live, 8c per pound.
Vegetables Turnips, 80c per sack;
carrots, 80c; heola, $1; parsnips, $1;
cabbago, l02c; lettuce, head, 260
40c per dozen; parsloy, 25c; tomatons,
$2.2602.60 per crato; caullfiower, 75c
0$1 per dozen; celery, 00 0 80c;
squaBh, 2c per pound; cucumbers,
$1,7502,26 per dozen; aBparagtiB, K)f
011c; pens, 0c per pound; rhubarb,
'70c; bcana, 10c; onions, Yellow Dan
vers, $202.60 per sack,
Potatoes Fancy, $101.15 per cen
tal, common, 00080c; now potatoes,
3Mc per pound; awcota, 6c.
Fruit Applca, fancy Baldwins and
Spltzenbergs, $1.6002.60 per box;
choice, $101.60; cooking, 76c0$l,
Bcof DrcBsed, 60700 por pound.
Veal Dressed, 707Kc.
Pork Dressed, 7Sc.
Ilopa 1003 crop, 23026c per pound,
Wool Valley, 17018c; Eastern
Oregon, 12016c; mohair, 300 31c por
pound for choice.
9URI1 IT IS SAI II.
OregonUnt l!pect IV0S Illll to Fait
th House Soon.
Washington, April 7. There Is a
prospect that tho Uwls nnd Clark ex.
position bill Will bo passed by tlio
houso the latter part of the present
week, after being considered under spec-
,lal rule, t'hiilrinnii Tawney itmay in
I Iroducod a resolution authorising toll
1 sldonttloii of tho hill at any tlimi dur
ing the remainder of the session, and
I had hit resolution referred lo tho com
' mlttee on rules. There Is every assur
hiico that this committee will favorably
report the resolution nt lis next meet-
Ing, notwithstanding the fact that
three nieinlwrs of thivcoiniiiilleo voted
! against the Portland bill.
Tho strong showing on both rollcalls
'establishes beyond question tho fact
that the hill Is favored by a largfl ma
jority of tho members of the house, and
It Is believed by those III touch with
the situation that the coinmllteo on
rules will lecognlro the wish of the
majority, and consent to consideration
ofthublll. II Tnwney's resolution Is
reported us expected, It will bo equiva
lent lo a special rule, and will glvenni
plo opportunity for debate on tlm bill
and permit Its passage by a innjnrlly
It Is now regarded as certain by Ore
ginlnns here that the hill will ho
passed by the house and that Hie lilea-
i,re signed by the president will appro-
i,rialo at least mo mumim carrieu ny
tho house hill, namely, $175,000.
Tho strength of the bill, demon
strated by the voles on Monday, testi
fies to the effectiveness ot the elforts ol
friends ot that measure in wutklng up
sentiment In Its Ih-IiiiII.
PANAMA STRIKE (1ROWS SI'.RIOUS.
America Warnt Mtrlnet and Setmen
to Take No Sides,
Washington, April 7. Tho labor
troubles on tho Isthmus of l'aiinma
growing out of the stilko of the em
ployes of the Panama railroad company
have taken a serious turn, and tlm facts
have Ixi'ii reported to tho stale depart
ment by the United Stales cliargo at
Panama. Tho matter was denned of
aullliient Importance to warrnnt consid
eralilti discussion nt tho cabinet meet
ing, and the unanimous opinion was
that everything should Ik- done to avoid
an entanglement of the United States
oltli any labor conlroveisy. But It
was determined that the goeruuieiit
would not withhold In any degree the
protection of tlio Panama railroad,
which It has assumed by treaty, and It
was directed that the railroad property,
rolling stock, track and terminals
should Ik' protected by forces from tho
United Stales warships at the Isthmus
if that tiecamo necessary.
There will, however, Imi iui compul
sion exercised against the strikers to
full consent of the Panama government,
though under broad treaty provisions
tills Is riot absolutely necessary.
Secretary Moody was charged with
tho duly of carrying out this decision
and with Instructing Admirals Glass
and Sigtbco as tn the course they shall
pursuo. There Is ample force on tlio
isthmus for any emergency.
BOLD DASH FOR LIBERTY..
Missouri Convicts Hold Up Outrd,
Are Soon Overpowered.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 7. Four
convicts nt tho penitentiary tlay at
tempted to escajMi by holding up the
guard with revolvers. Tliey wero
forred to surrender, anil when searched
several sticks of dynamite wero found
in their possession.
They had succeeded In cutting their
way out of their cells, and when Guard
John Williams, In making Ills lounds,
camo upon them in tlio corridor, they
called upon him to halt. Williams
lied and gave the alaim, and a corps of
guards responded and soon ovcrpow ered
the convicts and placed them In other
cells. Tho convicts assert that they
secured tho revolver and dynamite by
express, but the prison authorities lx.
Hove the weapons and oxploslvos wero
sbiuggled to them by friends.
Russia Will Aprcal the Cases.
St. Petersburg, April 7. Russia lins
completed arrangements tlirougli tho
French minister at Tokio lo appeal tho
cases of the Russian merchantmen now
heforo the Jupaneso prize comts.
Three Japancso lawyers have been en
gaged to present the cases. Appeals
will bo made on various grounds.
Most of tho ships were taken before tho
actual declaration of war, several of
them wero captured on the high seas,
having ioft port buforo the outbreak of
hostilities, while othsrs wero In neu
Rural Mall Again Wins.
Washington, April 7. Tho Bennlo
today listened to n two hours' ppeech
on the Panama canul question, ond
then again took up the postofllco appro
priation bill, but adjourned without
completing its consideration. Soma
Important nnlcndmenta aside from
thosa suggested by the committee woie
agreed to, among them ono Increasing
from two to four ounces tho size nf
(ranked letters, and another adding 26
mombcis to tho force of rural free de
Kouropatkln Haa a Surprise.
Paris, April 7. A St. Petersburg dis
patch declares General Kouropatkln
has been notified by the commander of
tho Cossack division that tho Russian
cavalry will not ho hoard of again for
some tlmo, ond when It la ngaln
brought to notlco, It will ho through tm
exploit that will both plcaso and as
tonish Russians. Another St. Peters
burg dispatch states that tho Russians
have sunk a largo number of milieu nnd
torpedoes at the mouth of the Ynlu,
Battleship Virginia Slides Into Action.
Newport Nowb, Va.p April 7, With
bands playing "The Star Spangled Ban
ner" nnd "Dixie" nnd 30,000 peoplo
cheering Godspeed, tho battleship Vir
ginia wits launched today at tlio yards
of the Newport Nowa shipbuilding com
pany. Miss Milday Gny Montague,
daughter of Governor Montaguo, was