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COTTAGE GROVE . . OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DA
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening! ol the PaJt Weak,
Presented In Cendensed Form, Moal
Jkely to Prove Interesting.
Russia Iim Issued orders forming a
third army corps.
Tho William 0. Whitney mansion In
New York has been sold for 12,600,000.
In tho batllo on tho Yalu tho Japan
ese hnd 10,000 men and tho Russians
Tho trouble between tho Santa Fo
road and its machinists Is still tar from
Plans for tho government building at
tho 1005 fair are likely to Do delayed
Tho lumber mills of Washington and
Oregon will demand a rata to tho Mis
Superintendent Potter, of tho Che
mntra Itullnn school, denios the
charges mado against him.
Trlnco Outomsky of Russia who is at
tho St. Louis fair says tho world does
not understand ma country.
Russians believe that while the Jap
anese aro victorious ior me prcocui,
JvouropaiKin win imp iucui.
a (mln In Mlntirl tens wrecked
by running into an open switch. Eight
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persons wcro Kiueu anu to wuuuuvu
Chllo and Tcru aro said to be on the
vergo of war.
Massachusetts has appropriated f 15,'
000 for tho 1005 fair.
A Japanese squadron has been sight'
ed near Vladivostok.
It seems probable that the gold Stan
dard will be adopted by Panama.
Tho canal commission has about de
cided to have the waterway dug by con
tract. x-Preedlent Kruger, of tho Trans
vaal, is very weak and constant care is
Ambassador Cassini says of Russia
had expected war she would never have
Serious charges have been filed
against Superintendent Totter, of the
Chemawa Indian scliool.
The monitor Wyoming and torpedo
boat dostroyers Preble and Paul Jones
will call at Portland on their way
Russia has nearly completed an angc
ments for a French loan of $160,000.
000 for three years ono which 5 per
cent Interest will be paid, ine gov
eminent will establish a coaling s a-
tlon on the California coast at Cali
fornia City, Marin county.
Grand Duke Cyril is on his way to
Russins have suffered disastrous re
pulse on the Yalu.
Congress has adjourned. Tho house
tendered Speaker uannon a great ora
Th nllpoed nltpmnts to bloWUpRuS
slan warships at Nevesky is reported
to be lalse.
A cave-in at a Spanish mine resulted
in many miners being buried. Fifty
bodies liave already been recovereu
Plans for issuing money orders by
banks have been adopted oy me execu
tivo council of the American Rankers
Tlift Ttnealnn fnrAlcn office has Issued
a circular to represenativea abroad,
declaring that Russia will not accept
mediation to terminate the war, which
the circular declares was Jorced on her
Two hundred Japanese went down
with thfl transnori sunk by the Rus
sians rather than surrender. Tho czar
! rnnrid In lia indienant because the
commander sent the ship down with
the men on board.
The Japanese have crossed the Yalu
President Loubet, of France, was
warmly received in Italy.
The Oregon building at the St. Louis
fair will be ready for occupancy May l
Fire in London a wholesale district
destroyed $500,000 worth of property,
The military atTelluride, Colo., has
deported 20 more miners.
Russian authorities say the crossing
of the Yalu by Japanese is no Import
Another unsuccessful attempt has
been made to assassinate Premier
Maura, of Spain.
The Vladivostok squadron is reported
to have sunk four Japanese traniporta
convoying 4,000 men.
The New York Central's railroad
shops at Ablany, N. Y., were destroyed,
entailing a loss oi i.ou.uuu.
St. Loula has been warned to expect
King Edward has made no peace
proposals to Uussla, as baa been re
The senate has passed bills giving
Portlsnd an assay office and dividing
Oregon into two Judicial districts.
Tho house has passed the bill glv
lng Alaska a delegate.
Kouronatkin Is to be made com
mander of land and sea forces in the
Tho foreign military observets as
signed to Japan's first army In Corea
have been ordered to leave for the
The powers are expected to back
n...i In ilonlitrlna tha use of wireless
!rnliv constitutes espionage. The
United States alone is expected to make
The tomb of tho famous Livingston
family, near New York, was broken
Into and the bodies of several removed,
while the hones of otbora weie scat
tered oyer tho door.
FORCQ Till) YALU.
Charge of Drown Attn Irresistible and
Uuillim Pall Hack.
Toklo. May 3. Advices received hero
stale that tho Twelfth division of the
Japanese army fotred a crossing of tho
Yalu river above Wlju just bcioro uawn
Saturday morning. Tho second pon
toon brideo across the river near Wlju
was complotod at 8 o'clock Saturday
night and tho imperial guards of tii
Second division crossed during the
Tho Russian left flsnk has been
turned and a general attack began at
dawn Sundaj by all the Japancso bat
teries on tho south side oltho river ami
a flotilla of gunboats co-operating with
The Japanese havo tho advantage ot
positions and numbers and are confi
dent of routing tho enemy.
The New a Prom St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg, May. 3. Tho general
staff account of the operations on the
Yalu river Saturday is as follows:
At 4 o clock this morning Japanese
field batteries and 47 guns opened a
terrific flro on our position at Turen'
chen and our troops near Potlcntensky
"Tho overwhelming superiority ol
the Japanese in artillery and tho heavy
losses their fire inflicted on our troops
occupying these positions mado It clear
to General Sassulitch that it was im
possible to hold Turcnchen. Conse
quently t'.ie troops were ordered to re-
tiro from Turcnchen while still holding
the Poticntensky road.
"When General Sassulitch dis
patched ills telegram the Russian
troops were retiring in good order from
Turcnchen and Schakhcdiky to their
second position, and tho battle was
continuing at Potienteneky and Tchin
WILL TRY TO KEEP FLEET IN.
Togo Wants No More Raids Made by the
St. Petersburg, May 3. A dispatch
received hero from Viceroy Alexicff
"The continued presence of the Jap
ancee squadron off Vladivostok has con
vinced the authorities that ico Ad
miral logo has taken to heart the sharp
lesson taught him through his failure
to consider tho possibilities of mischief
by the formidable Russian division at
that port, and is now seeking means to
stop further raiding operations in the
ca of Japan. It is evident that as
soon as the Japanese were informed ol
the operation ot tho Russians inCorean
waters, the government instructed Vice
Admiral Togo to dispatch a strong
squadron and send it to Vladivostok to
cut ou the Russian chips and confine
them to the harbor so they could do
no further damage. The former pur
pose failed, owing to the celerity of
Hear Admiral lezsan s movements.
While there is no expectation that
Rear Admiral Yezsan will risk an en
counter with a superior force by put
ting to sea, even on a raiding expedi
tion, it is said he is a bold, careful
commander and will spring surprises
upon the Japanese.
FAIR QATES OPEN.
Qreat Throng Witnesses Ceremonies at
St. Louis Exposition
St. Louis, May 2. The Louisiana
Purchase exposition was formally
opened Saturday afternoon. The in
augural exercises were simple and were
carried thiongb without delay and
without halt or delay of any descrip
tion. The weather was without a flaw.
The handling of the crowd, tho guard
ing of inclosures and the police work
generally could not have been im
proved upon. This work was in the
hands of officers of tbe regular army,
who directed the exposition guards in
At 12:15 the signal was given to
President Roosevelt that all things
were ready. In a few minutes came
the answering touch over the wire from
the White House. This officially
opened the exposition.
The crowd was fully as large as that
which filled the grounds one year ago
when the exposition buildings were
Oregon Cannot Qet Lands.
Washington, May 3. The secretary
of the interior today confirmed the de
cision of the general land office cancel
ing two selections made by the state of
Oregon under lists 434 and 444 in lieu
of school lands relinquished to the gov
eminent. The selection under list 434
is rejected because the lands assigned
as base are within unsurveyed town'
ships. The other list is canceled bo
cause the lands used as base were made
base for a prior selection of school in
Find She Struck Aline.
St. Petersburg, May 3. The follow
ing telegram from Viceroy Alexieff, un
der date of April 30, has been received
by the emperor: "Tho special com
mission appointed to inquire Into the
cause oi me sinning oi me oaiuesnip
Petropavlovsk has established beyond a
doubt that the fact that the battleship
struck a mine laid by tho enemy with
in tho radius of the customary evolu
tlons of our fleet on the occasion of its
sorties into the outer roads In order to
get at the enemy."
Russia Heaves Sigh of Relief.
St. Petersburg, May 3. Without a
dissenting voice the Russian press ap
proves of the decision of the govern'
ment, as announced In its circular note.
not to permit mediation and warning
tho powers that they must keep their
hands off when the terms of peace aro
fettled. The Svet eaya: "All Russia
heaves a sigh of relief. Wo are going
to establish ourselves on the Pacific
without sharing the spoils of vic
tory." Russians Find Japs Laid Mines,
raris, May 3. According to the St.
Petersburg correspondent of tho Echo
de Paris, specialists who have exam
ined the spot where me natiiesiup
Petropavlovsk rank, declare tho Japan
ese had laid a large group of connected
mines, earh containing 80 pounds of
Ivddlto, in Port Arthur roads. These
hare now been found and removed by
FERNIE WIPED OUT
ENTIRE BUSINESS PORTION IS DES
TROYED BY FIRE.
Water Supply Inadequate and Flames
tlurn Themselves Out Less Will
Reach Nearly One .Million Dollars
Heavy Insurance la Ucncrally Car
ried on Dulldlngs and Stocks.
Vancouver, 11. C, May 2. Ferule,
It. C, the principal coal mining town
In the Crow's Nest Pass district, was
practically wiped out, so far as its bus
iness interests aro concerned by tiro at
an early hour this morning. The en
tire business district of tho town, I rout
ing on tho Canadian Pacific rallw ay
tracks, was destroyed.
Tho water supply was inadequate
and soon save out. Yhe distressed In
habitants, after heroically struggling to
subduo the flames, worked frantically
to savo what they could from the stores
in the path of the conthigration.
Tho work of salvago accomplished,
there was nothing for tho people to do
but look on whilo the flro ate itself
out, although efforts wcro made by tho
volunteer flro brigade which resulted
in finally extinguishing tho flames
when they had died down sulliclently
to bo handled by tho fire fighting ap
paratus at hand.
The loss is this afternoon estimated
at $900,000. How much of that
amount will fall as a. loss is not yet
known, but it is asserted that the
merchants were fairly well insured,
and that as a consequence tho insurance
companies will lose heavily.
Pernio is a town of 3,500 to 4,000
inhabitants, the population being to a
large extent composed ol coal mlneis
and those dependent upon that Indus
The head offices of tho Crow's Nest
Pass coal company are located at
Fernie, and tho company is a heavy
riQHT FOR FAIR GOLD ENDS.
Heirs of tbe Widow Will Receive In the
Neighborhood ol $775,000.
New York, May 2. It has Just been
learned that tho terms of final settle
ment between the Fair estate and tho
heirs of Mrs. Charles L. Fair will en
tail a total payment to tho Nelsons, of
New Jersey, representing Mrs. Fair, of
nearly $775,000 exclusive of personal
property estimated to bo worth 0U,
000 or 100. 000.
It is understood that the Nelsons
havo accepted $250,000 in cash as a
compromise for their claims and that
the battle for the Fair millions is
ended. Besides this sum, they event
nally will receiveanproximately $100,
000 additional. As they received
$425,000 on September 19, their total
Inheritance will amount to nearly
According to the same authority, the
James G. Fair millions will be dis
tributed together with the Charles Fair
estate in San Francisco within two
weeks. Mrs. Oelrichs will leave for
San Francisco this week to Join her
sister, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr.,
who with her husband has already pro
ceeded to the Pacific coast. By the
terms of the settlement, it is said, Sirs.
Vanderbilt and Mrs. Oelrichs will re
ceive $2,000,000 each from the estate
of their brother. They will at the
same time receive some $8,000,000 as
their portion of the James G. Fair es
tate, which would have, gone to their
brother, Charles, who was killed to
gether with his wife automcbiling in
INDIAN LANDS WILL DC SOLD.
Roosevelt Signs Bill for Disposal ol
Qrand Rondo Tracts.
Washington, May 2. One of the last
bills signed by President Roosevelt was
that authorizing the salo of 25,791
acres of nnallotcd lands on the Grand
Ronde Indian reservation. Under the
terms of the bill these lands will bead
vertised within 30 days and sealed bids
therefor will be received by the secte'
tary of the Interior. No bids will bo
accepted, however, until tho "total
amount of all bids received shall equal
or exceed $28,600." which sum is to
bo paid to the Grand Konuo Indiana on
a pro rata basis.
Russians Moving on Wonsan.
Paris, May 2. The Temps' corres
pondent at St. Petersburg telegraphs
as follows: A Russian column is about
20 miles from Wonsan, where the Jap
anese garrison has fortified itself. Tho
Vladivostok fleet supports tho move'
ment of tho Russians. Some skirmishes
have occurred on the right bank of the
Yalu. resulting favorably to the Rub
sians. Thus far only the advance
guard of the Japanese has crossed tho
river, but the passage of tho entire
Japanese army is imminent.
Flood Conditions Are Improving.
St. Louis, May 2. Flood conditions
along the Mississippi and north are
improving. Tho break in the leve
above Venico has spread tho watfi over
a large area and removed the danger of
tho flood forcing the embankmnets pro
tecting valuablo property In that vicln
ity. Itelow East St. Louis there Is a
break in the Cologne road and tho little
town of RubIi City ie nearly Inundated
The residents were forced to desert
their homes, the water in places having
reached a depth of six feet.
Convicts Try to act Out.
Phoenix, Ariz, May 2. News from
Yuma reached hero tonight that an at
tempted prison break occurred at the
territorial prison at that place. Sup
erintendent Wilson Griffith was saved
from death by a life termer. Assist
ant Superintendent Wilder was stabbed
and badly boaton. Five convicts were
stabbed and shot, ono fatally, but none
escaped. Tho revolt was led by Wil
liam M. Lastannan, leader of tho labor
riots at Morencl last year.
Severe Weather Delays Advance,
Llao Yang, May 2. The delay of
the forward movement of tho Japanese
Into Mancuhria Is duo to the excep
tionally severe weather. It is rumored
that there Is considerable suffering
among the Japanese troops, due to the
intense cold and illness.
SHIPPINU HILL PASSUS.
House Disposes of This and Many Other
Washington, April 23. When tho
house met at 10 o'clock this morning
only a few members wcro present. In
cluded among tho number were Daltoll
and Cockrau, each ot whom was In his
Hemenway (Ind.) called up the con
ference report on tho gcnoml dccllloiicy
bill. The renort was unanimously
adopted and tho house then proceeded
to tho consideration of tha conlercnce
report on tho sundiy civil appropria
tion bill. On a yea and nay vote,
tho report was adopted, 138 to 120.
Ovcrstreet find) called up tho con
ference report on the poitolllco appro
priation bill and explained It was a
complete agreement of tho conferees.
The report, said Moon (Teun.) the
ranking minority member ol tho post
otllco committee, was in tho spirit of
compromise. Ho declared, however,
that the appropiialion ol $40,uuu to
tho Oceanic Steamship company for car
rvlnc the mall to Tahiti was a pure
gilt, because of tho fact that It cost the
government $0.60 lor every pound oi
mail eairied to that island. The reso
lution was adopted.
Tho house then resumed considera
tion of tho bill requiring tho employ
ment of vessels of the United States for
the transportation of supplies for tho
army and navy.
It was 11:15, and tho house adjourned
until 9 o'clock tonight. .
When the house reconvened, nurlon
(O.) presented tho conference report
on tho emergency river and harbor
bill. It was adopted without debate
Tho shinning bill was again taken
up, and Lucking (Mich.) offered two
amendments to tho bill, one providing
that no greater charge shall be made
by vessels referred to In tho bill for the
transportation ol supplies ol tno army
and navy than aro mado by such ves
sels for like goods ot private parties or
companies, and tho other restricting
tho traansportation to ships manned by
American railois as against those
manned by Mongolians. The amend
ments of Lucking wcro disagreed to,
and a test voto showing a majority for
the bill, tho Democrats forced a roll
call on the adoption of the previous
Tho previous question was ordered
by a strict party vote and the house
passed tho shipping bill I-'J to va.
WILL EXA.ni.N0 ALASKA FORESTS.
Expert Is to Ascertain Whether Reserve
Should De created.
Washington, April 30. W. A. Lang
ville. an expert lp the bureau of for
estry left for Alaska today, where he
will remain throughout tho summer
examining lands to determino tho ad'
visability of creating additional forest
reserves. About two years ago a lorest
reserve was created to embody most of
the islands ot tho Alexander archipcla
go. It has since been reported to the
government that other Islands in tho
group and part ol the mainland snouiu
be added to this reserve.
Langville's early work will be con
fined to this region, and on his report
the department will determine whether
the Alexander forest reservo shall bo
enlarged. Later In the season he will
proceed to Norton sound, where, on
August 5, last, the secretary oi mo in
terior temporarily withdrew about 0,'
000 square miles, with a view to crcat
ing a permanent reserve. Tho govern'
ment has now no definite or reliable. In
formation as to this tract, and is unad
vised as to how much is suitable for
forestry purposes. Langville does not
expect to return to Washington until
Frowns on Utah Woman.
Salt Lake City, April 29. Mrs. Mary
G. Coulter, of Ogden, a prominent Utah
clubwoman, and a Gentile, will not bo
allowed to make an address at tho 1)1
ennial convention of the National Fed
elation of Women's clubs In St. Louis
ilay 17 next, because she voted for
Smoot while a member ol tne last leg
islature. Mrs. Anna D. Nash, of Bos
Ion chairman of the domestic science
department of the federation, tho sub
icct on which it Is asserted Mrs. Coul'
ter was to speak, says repeated requests
havo been made by Mrs. Coulter's
friends, asking that she bo Invited to
make an address, but on account ol the
general opposition of club members of
Utah, based on airs. Coulter's support
of Smoot, tbe request has been refused
To Warl OH floney Flurry.
Paris, April 30. Some of the most
Important details of tho payment of
140.000.000 to tho Panama uanal com
nany for the canal concession are still
open. This is duo to tho detiro to
effect tho payment without causing a
disturbance of tho J-rench market.
Some of tho leading financial institn
tlons, report that tho sudden dumping
of $40,000,000 on the French market
may cause a disturbance. Thcreforo,
it has been considered advisable to
make the payment so far as possible by
trade bank balances.
No More Corresponpenta Can Oo.
Washington, April 30. The great
number of newspaper correspondents
dispatched to tho rar feast boa over-
whelmed tho Japanese government, and
United 8tatcs Minister Griscom today
cabled the state department from Toklo
that further applications In behalf of
correspondents for permission to ac
company the Japanese forces in tho
field cannot be granted. It is estimat
ed that thero are already at least 200
American and European correspond
ents traveling with tho Japanese
Russia Proposes to Oe Consulted.
St. Tetorsburg, April 30. It was
learned today that Ruslsa proposes to
bo considered in connection with the
disposition ot Egyptian funds, despite
France's withdrawal of her objection
to their use by Great Britain, In con
nection with tho Anglo-French agree
ment. Tlie attitudo of Russia Is based
on the fact that she is one of the six
powers which originally guaranteed to
make good tho deficit in the Egyptian
Commander of Black Sea Fleet,
St. Petersburg. April 30 Rear Ad
miral Korssakoff , the governor of Arch
angel, has been appointed commander
of the Black Son flcot.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
SCHOOL MOUV LUNT.
Four Million Dollars Are Now Drawing
Interest at 6 Per Cent.
Salem The etato of Oregon now has
$4,000,000 of school funds drawing In
crest at an average of tl per cent. This
Is the largest sum tho state ever had ,
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UIHniii mivivav m.i.i . ii.iBivnin ..u
limit of tho Irreduclblo school fund, (or
a number of years hence, at least. Tho
revenue from thin fund will bo about
1240.000 per year, and from this tho
expenses of running tho stntn laud do-
partmuet must lw paid, amounting to
less than $10,000 per year, leaving
about $230,000 to bo distributed an
nually among tho counties of tho state
upon the basis of school population.
Tho apportionment this year will be
reduced somewhat by reason oi repay
ments of Interest received from pur
chasers of land where the title failed.
Of this total of $4,000,000, about
$3,500,000 is in the form of loans mid
$500,000 is In the (oim of deferred
payments on sales of school land. Of
tho loans, $3,250,000 Is out on real es
tate mortgage securities paying (I per
cent interest. Tho other $250,000 Is
invested in school district bonds bear
ing 5 per cent Interest. Tho $500,000
due on rales of land is drawing interest
at 8 and 7 per cent. An average rnto
of interest on tho whole $4,000,000, Is
tl per cent.
Less than a year ago tho state treas
ury contained $725,000 ol Idle money
In tho scliool fund. There was then
Utile prospect that this money would
soon bo put out at interest, but several
circumstances have combined to create
a demand for the school funds.
It will bo tho policy of tho board to
favor small borrowers, as the money
will benefit more rcople In this way.
In all tho loans that havo been mado
the board has been careful to accept
only gilt edge security, and It Is IhjIIov
cd thero is not a loan outstanding that
would show a lues even if hard times
should bring about a decllno In real
Incorporrtlon Articles Piled.
Salem Articles of incorporation
were filed in tho otllco of Secretary of
State Dunbar last week as follows:
Plaindealor Publishing company,
Northwest Viavl company, Portland,
Upton Gold Mining company, Port
W.,W. Telcphono company, Wil
Enterprlse-Imnaha Telcphono com
any, Enterprise, $2,500.
Hood River Baseball club, Hood Riv
Oregon Land A Trust company, Port
Finis Irrigation company, Milton,
Ashland Improvement company,
Ashland, $16,000. ,
Ashland Ice & Storage company, Ash
Lytle Electric Light A Water com
pany, Lytle Croo- county, $10,000.
Cow Creek Placer Gold Mining com
pany, Baker City, $10,000
Blodgett company, limited, Grand
Rapids, Mich., $3,000,000.
SALMON ORBW VERY SLOWLY.
Experiment With Small Fry In the Big
Astoria During September. 1002,
Fish Warden Van Dusen secured a
number of small salmon that had been
kept in fresh water for several months
and placed them in the Astoria reser
voir. Recently the reservoir was
emptied tor tho purpose of cleaning It
and the fish wero taken out by Deputy
Webster. The largest of the fish was
only about 15 inches in length, show
ing conclusively that tho salmon need
salt water to develop them.
Tho effect of this experiment will bo
to overthrow tho theory that the salmon
fry should bo kept In fresh watci as
long as possiblo before being turned out
and permitted tomako their way to sea.
Planting of Sugar Dccts.
La Giando F. 8. BraiT.well, field
supeiintendent of tho La Grando sugar
factory, ataets that the present pros
pects for a large acreage of sugar beets
are very flattering. Tho total beet
acreage last year was 1,800 acres, and
this year 2,800 acres aro assured. Tho
company Itself Is seeding 1,800 acres
this year. Experiments are also being
mado in several sections of Umatilla
county In the matter of growing sugar
becta. Beedlng Is In progress in every
section of the county, although foot
hill ranchers are a little behind.
Homes for Old Soldiers.
Itna nffielnllv visited the soldiers' homo
and directed that now barracks bo furn-
nt nnrn nrovldlns nuartcra for 40
veterans on the waiting Hat. Tho bar.
111 Im nnenod soon after Juno.
This had not been dono for tho reason
lint nn nrnvision had heon mado by
the last legislature for tho maintonanco
of any additional members In the
Immn. Thorn aro now between 30 and
40 applicants on tho waiting list, sev
eral of whom aro In a very needy con
dition. School Loans Approved.
Salem The state land board has ap
proved applications for loans from the
school fund to the amount of $100,000.
These are the applications that were
ponding when It was announced recent
ly that tho Idle surplus will soon bo
nlaced out at Interest. Even when the
suiplus has been lent, mere win no iunus
availahlo from time to time as thoso who
have borrowed in the past mako repay
ment or purchasers of school lsnd pay
their annual installments.
Canncra to Use Oil for Fuel.
Astoria Several of the canners and
cold storage men have decided to uso
crude oil In place of wood for fuel in
their plants. Contracts have been
made foi oil at 00 cents a bairel, with
the guarantee that 1 barrels of oil
will equal a cord of the best fir wood.
As the latter now sells at $4.25 per
cord, tho cbango will effect quite a say-
Ing in tho fuel bins.
ORLllON CRUAM STANDS HIST.
Condensed Product Adapted te Oriental
and Alaskan Use,
lllllsboro Tho directors of tho Ore
gon Condensed Milk company, of this
city, and who manufacture the Oregon
Urape brand ot otsporatud cream, Imvo
received word from the Kelly-Clark
company, exporters of evaporated
cieama to Alaska and tho Orient, that
tho recent test by the llolman refriger
ator company, subjecting this cream to
extreme heat ami cold, has been veiy
The cream, In cans, was subjected to
a heat ranging from 1 In to 100 degrees,
and several cans were frosen In a solid
block of Ico for 10 days. After the
tosta wero made tho cans were opened
and there was no separation whatever,
proving that tho Oregon Grape cream
la excellent for Alaska ami Oriental
This Is naturally ol great Interest to
shlpers, as both theso llrhls draw
heavily from Otcgun for oxtxirt cream
The lllllaboro factory Is the largest
west of the Mississippi river, and was
tho first established In Oregon, and
this recent teat estahllshra tho luanu
factuio of evaporated cream as a sue
cesslul ami permanent enteiprlso.
j Warehouses are Nearly Empty,
Fcndlcton About a quarter of a mil
lion bushels of last year's wheat crop
In this county remains unsold, and
nearly all tho sold portion has been
moved, leaving tho I'instilla ware
houses cempatatlvely empty. The
wheat still held is principally In small
lots, 10,000 to 16,000 bushels being
about tho largest. Most of it Is residue
of crops already partly sold. The
market is quite Inactive, quotations
being made only on request. From (16
to) till cents has been the ruling prlco on
club for several days.
Oregon Wool Salea to Bettn.
Pendleton Wool salrs In the Eastern
Oregon sheep towns will liegln May 23
this year, live ljs earlier than in
1903. They will open at Pendleton on
that dale. The schedule, as arranpod
by tho Oregon Woolgroners' association
executlo committee, Is as lotions:
Pendleton, May 23; lleppner, May 20 j
Arlington, .May 31 ; Hhanlko, June 2
lleppner, June 7; Pendloton, June 10
Shanlko, June 14 ; Baker City, June
17; Pendleton, Juno 21; lleppner
June 23, Elgin, Juno 28; Hhaniko
Fair Has the Funds.
Portland An officinl document at
testing that the Lewis and Clark expo
sition has $000,000 available funds has
been dispatched to Washington. The
document, bearing tho signature of
President II. W. Scott and Secretary
Henry Heed, is required by a provl
sion of the appropriation bill, and must
bo presented to the treasury depaitmcnt
before tho $450,000 covered by the gov
eminent' appropriation may be
Division ol Wade Property.
Pendleton A report of tho salo of
C. B. Wade's portion of the Waile
blooded herd has been filed with Itef
ereo in Bankruptcy Fltrgerald. Tho
proceeds of Wade's Interest amount to
$3,912.63. This brings tho total
amount derived from the sale ol per
sonal property up to $18,681.28, which
Is over $3,000 abovo the appraised val
ue. The first dividends will be declared
in behalf of creditors this week.
Deilnnlng to Make Proof.
Alba Members of tho co-operative
coiony, which holds 16 or 20 home
steads and which was originally com
posed of Umatilla county teachers, are
beginning to mako commutation proof
The colonists havo their united hold
Ings leased to cattlemen. Most o
them will reside on their filings this
Wheat Walla Walla, 73Q74r; blue-
stem, Hlc; valley, H1MH3C.
Barley Feed, $13.60 per ton; rolled,
Flour Valley, $3.00(34.05 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, $4(34.26
clears, $3.8634.10; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.404.70; graham, $3.6034
wliolo whcat,$i(jt4.26; ryo flour, $4.60.
Oats No. 1 white, $1 17(31.20;
gray, $1 12fc$1.15 percental.
Mlllstuffs Bran. $10320 per ton;
middlings, $25.60327; shorts, $20321 ;
i hop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $10.
Hay Timothy, $1631H per ton;
clover, $1011; grain, $11312; cheat,
Vegetables Turnips, 80c per sack;
carrots, 80c; beets, $1; parsnips, $1;
cabbage, 2c; red cabbage, 2c; lettuce,
head, 26340c per doz; parsloy, 25c;
cauliflower, $2 per box; celery, 053 75c
per doz; squaBh, 2c per pound; cnciim
Iters, $1.76 per dcz; asparagus, 73
8Jc; peas, b'AbtSc per pound; rhu
barb, 730c; beans, 10c; onions, Yol
low Danvors, $232.50 per sack.
Honey $333.50 per rase.
Potatoes Fancy, $1.25ral,60 per
cental; common, 7ocGt$l; new pota
toes, 3H34c per pound; sweots, 6c.
Fruits Hlrawbcrrlcs, $a,Z5 per
era to; apples, lancy iiaidwlns and
Spltzenbergs, $1.6032.60 per box;
choice, $1(31.50; cooking, 76c(3$l.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 18310c,
Butter Sweet cream butter, 253
27 Ko per pound; fancy creamory,
22c; cliolco creamery, 20321c; dairy
and store, nominal,
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 20c; sour
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 1313Kc
per pound; springs, small, 20c; hens,
13K314e; turkeys, live, 10317c;
dressed, 183 20c; ducks, $830 per
dozen; geese, live, oc per pound.
Cheese Full twins, 12313c;
Young America, 14toc,
Hops 1903 crop, 233 26a per pound.
Wool Valley, 10317c; Eastern
Oregon, 10312io; mohair, 30332c
per pound for choice,
' Beof Dressod, 637e per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 637)cper pound;
spring lambs, 8c.
Veal Dressed, 637je.
Pork Dressed, 738c,
CHINA DI1SIRIIS TO BUNIIU1KAL.
Diplomat Jays Only Hunger Lie In
Priests Stirring Up a kivuii.
Paris, April 28. Mr. Ou, llrst secre
tary of the Chinese legation here, In nn
Interview on tho danger of China helng
Iruwn Into tho ltusslan-Japniieso war,
said General Ain was not n vuiy unpin
ant personage, and had never been com
mander In chief. Ho Is In ci namlol
the regular troops In tho province, ot
IVchlll under tho vlcoroy of Hon Tain,
who would Incur tho death penally, If
he acted without tho tilled orders of
the Pokln government, which, the sec
retary said, was determined tn maintain
neutrality. Moreover, (lenoral Ma
had not over 15,000 troops, wincij
there was no reason to suppose wero III
llspnsed tmvn.nl Russia.
a.Iim! tinlnt blank whether he did
not foreseo danger of complication,
tho sot-rotary admitted the Chinese
people wero favorably disponed toward
the Japanese, and in tins iscv '"
might ho a possible soiirco of trouble.
If tho Buddhist priests and the secret
societies stirred up a revolt, and tho
rebels atlarkr-d the Russians, tho latter
might consider tho Imperial govern
"It w almiilil l I rented ns belllcer-
ents," said tho secretary, "wo should
Im obliged to defend ourselves. m
would Im the only event In which wo
would mako common cause with Jap
SUIIMAHINI! IIOATS IN ACTION,
Russia Hears From Vessels Sent In Sec
lions to Port Arthur.
St. Petersburg. April 28. A tils,
patch from Port Arthur says:
"Experiments with submarine boats
hero have been attended with brilliant
"All Is quiet In the region ol the
The entrance Into service of four sub
marine boats at Port Arthur means tha
addition ol a new and formidable
weapon for the defense of the strong
hold. The dispatch of tbe boats In sec
tions over the railroad have liren
shrouded In secrecy, and even tislay
many in St. Petersburg are Inclined to
doubt tho report by olllclals of their
presence at Port Arthur, or to accept
the Information as trustwnithy.
An effort now to rlose or blockade
Port Arthur will l too dangerous, It Is
thought, for Vice Admiral Togo to at
tempt. The defenders of the port will
be able to guard against Japanese sub
marine vessels enteiing the herlxir and
attacking the Russian ships at anchor.
TO CUT OFP RUSSIAN SQUiOHON.
Japanese Ships Past Kobe, Undoubtedly
Making for Uentan.
Chicago. April 28. A social cable
to the Daily News from Kobe says:
"Under full steam a strong squadron
ol Japanese armored cruisers were ob
served this morning, making their way
northward In the Japanese tea. It Is
liellovcd that tbe voasela are on tbrlr
way to attempt to cut off tbn Russian
squadron that aprared off Gensan, on
the east coast of Cnrra yesterday. H
is feared, however, that, as the rsar's
cruisers are superior In speol to those
of tho mikado, they my rscaiw In safe
ty to the shelter of Vladivostok.
"It is also slated that the Japanese
have surcecded in luring tho Russians
f'om the protection of the Vladivostok
guns, and that there Is another Japan
ese squadron between them and their
retreat, but theso aro mere rumors."
Amending the Patent Laws.
Washington, April 28. Favorable
reports were authorized today by the
houso (ominltteo on patents on the
Mann hill amending tho patent laws
by authorizing the issuance of patents
on tho formiilno of proprietary remedies
Instead of on the manufactured article,
and tho Tawney bill requiring affidav
its to be filed with copyright applica
tions staling the placs whore the type
for tho publication was sot. No copy
right Is to Im) Issued on works not
printed In this country. The enally
for a misstatement in tho alllduvlt la
fixed at $1,000.
Steamers Fear Mines.
Toklo, Aril 27. Japancso companies
which operato steamers on the Yellow
sea, and tho gulf of I'ccMII are cancel
ling their engagements to call at points
beyond Chemulpo, Corea, hccntiso of
the mechanical contact mines which
aro known to bo adrift on the high
peas. These mines drifted away from
Port Arthur and Port Dalny, and con
stitute a serious inunaro to navigation.
It is known that many mines have Ix-en
detached from their moorings by storms
and currents and several have been de
stroyed. Will Soon Pay for Canal.
Washington, April 28. Payment oy
tho United States for Die Panama canal
concessions and property will be made
in a tow days, perhaps before the end
of this month. At the request of At
torney Genual Knox, the war depart
ment will designate a suitable person
on the isthmus to receive the pioperty
there for tho United mates. It was ox
pected that payment for the canal prop
erty would be made to tho new Panama
canal company, but it has been decided
that the payments shall bo made In
Eight-Hour Bill nay Oe Ovsr.
Washlnfftnn. Anrll QR Ti. mnmi
committee on education and labor, by
a vote of 4 to 3, today decided to post
pone action on the eight-hour bill until
next Decomber. Thero wore two mem
bers of tho committee absent, and they
will be permitted to rccoid their votes.
Friends of tho hill believe that when
the absentees havo voted the result will
be chanced and the bill m l U
ably reported at this sosslon, although
they express no hopo of passing It,
Russia to Buy More Warships.
Paris. Anrll 28. Arcnrillnn In .
port, tho truth of which it Is Impossi
ble to verify.'' tho sum nf lnK nnnnnn
rubles has boon appropriated by Rus
sia for tho purchase, of several torpedo
coats in ranee, two Argentine cruisers
and two German transports, The two
German transports have alromlv
rlred at Llbou,