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COTTAGB GROVE . . OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening! of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Porra, Most
Jkely to Prove Interesting
Japanese troops continue to land al
Frcncli confident in Russian success
Japnncso correspondents chargo the
Russians with mutllntlng tlio dead.
St. Petersburg authortics arc certain
three Jaiancso forces are marching on
Russia liaa been officially advised
that Chinese liavo commenced hostlll
tlca agalnat tier.
Congressman Hermann has asked
engineers to provide a dredgo (or email
There are persistent rumors of fight
ing near Uao Yang, which it is Impos
tlblo to confirm officially.
A Russian naval officer with three
sailors launched n torpedo agalnat a
Japanese cruiser in Tallenwan bay, in
juring her badly.
While the railroad to Tort Atthur
was reopened the Russians succeeded
in getting In n train load of ammu
nition and supplies.
Miss Clara Barton has resigned the
presidency of the American Red Cross
society. 8ho will be succeeded by the
vice president, Mrs. John A. Logan.
General Kuropatkin reports several
Japan is rushing men to Kuroki and
he will prohably delay the advance on
Lloa Yang until' they arrive.
Irriagtlon experts are, coming to Ore
gon to determine the feasibility of
building reservoirs in Umatilla ccunty.
Hyde and Dimond have been in
dicted by the federal grand Jury for
land frauds and placed under heavy
President Roosevelt has issued a pro
clamation for entry of, the Rosebud;
South Dakota, Indian reservation
lands. It will bo thtown open August
A Japanese torpedo boat was sunk
while trying to blow up a mine at Kerr
bay. Seven men were killed and seven
wounded. This is the first war vessel
Japan has lost in the war.
A Minnesota couple has found a
novel way of complying with the law.
The gloom was only 20 years of age
and being en orphan without a guar
dian, was unable to obtain a marriage
license. The young lady, though near
ly two years younger, was still over 18
and of lawful age to get married She
formally and legally adopted her
affianced and then, as his guardian,
gave her consent for the necessary doc
ument. The licence was obtained the
they were married.
General Kuroki is rapidly moving
on Liao Yang.
' Russia denies that she will float a
second loan in Germany.
General Wood has sent
a foice to
punish the Moros who
Ame lean soldiers.
Great Britain bas sent a warship to
a port near Mu Chwang in case it
needed at that place.
Russia is clearnig the Fort Arthur
channel by blowing up the stone landen
hips sunk by the Japanese.
Japan declares the train her troops
fired on did not show the Red Cross flag
until after the Russians on board bad
opened fire and the Japanese answered
A former New York policeman, now
serving a sentence in the penitentiary
for takine money from ponce canoi
dates, says all positions in the tire and
police departments were nought by the
Fire in Portland destroyed the plants
of the Multnomah Trunk dc 13ox com
pany, the Ira F. Powers Furniture com
pany and the Day Lumber company
valued at $335,000. Insurance car
ried on the three plants was $100,000
In a battle at Karola the British
killed 200 Thibetans.
The government funds for the Lewis
and Clark afir are now available.
The Russians have re-established rail
way and telegraph communication with
Senator Mitchell has been asked to
name a successor to Postmaster Ban
croft, at Portland.
Ernest liooley, famous as a pro
moter, has been arrested in London on
a charge of conspiracy to defraud.
A Russian general took over a half
million dollars of Red Cross money
and lost it gambling. The dowager
empress made good the sum to the so
Cotton has been declared a contra
band of war on account of its being
used In the manufacture of high ex
P.ussian authorities at Nlu Chwang
for a time refused to allow United
- States Consul Miller to cable the con
ditions there to Minister Conger at
Pekin. A strongly worded protest se
cured the transmission ol the message
is rapidly evacuating Niu
The government will not taxe up the
Malheur, Oregon, irrigation project h
there Is any dispute over water rights,
in which event it may turn to the
Turkev Is negotiating with Chile
for tho purchase of two cruisers.
Another 100,000 men are on the way
to Manchuria to reinforce uenerai
Tho secretary of the Interior has set
aside $2,000,000 tor the Malheur, Ore-,
gon, Irrigation nrojoct.
LIKELY TO DD OWN SUCCESSOR.
Drato Appears to Have Dest ot
for Oovcrnor ol Alaska.
Washington, May 17. Governor
John G. llrady, of Alaskn, whoso term
expires Juno 0, will protiably bo ap
pointed to succeed himself. When In
Washington recently, ho talked ovct
the situation with tho president and
his prompt departure, coupled with the
remarks ho made to several friends,
leads to the conclusion that ho is satis
lied ho will have another term of office.
Secretary Hitchcock, it is understood,
is not well satisfied with llrady, but as
the president is personally interested
in the governor and believes him hon
est, as well as competent, the secre
tary will raise no objection. Sevctal
men are in tho field against llrady, in
cluding National Committeeman John
G. Heid, of Juneau; William T. Perk
ins, auditor of the. Northwestern Com
mercial company and tho company's
agent at Nome, and Oliver Roberts, oi
San Francisco. .Held is supposed to
have a number of congressional indorse
ments, inoudine Senator Mitchell.
"Perkins has the indorsement ot several
senators who visited Alaska last sum
mer, and Roberts is backed by mem
bers of the California delegation.
These men all have applications on
fOT TIMU FOR PEICU TALK.
Ucrmany Thinks the Emperor Mutt Re
Establish Mis Prestige.
Berlin, May 17. Nothing is known
at the foreign office regarding the report
telegraphed from Berlin Hint there is a
strong probability ot peace through the
war party urging the :zar to end the
trouble. It is pointed out in serious
political circles, knowing the view of
the foreign office, that the time is not
yet ripe for peace eflorts. The German
government is awaie that strong cur
rents in trance and Urcat liritain are
working for peace, and that cvenpoliti
cai influences in Russia are moving i
tho same direction. It is admitted
here that these efforts would be mater
ially strengthened if the Russians sue
ceeded in checking the Japanese ad
vance at Mukden.
However, Russia cannot be satisfied
with a meie negative result of themili
tary operations. The government of
Emperor Nicholas feels the necessity
for re-establishing its prestige, and
only after several deecisive victories for
tlie Kussian arms could the Kussian
emperor entertain proposals for media'
INVEST TUG CITY.
Oalny Has Fallen Into the Hands ol
Chicago, May 17. A special to the
Daily News from Chefoo Bays: When
the Daily News dispatch boat Fawa
arrived off Dalny early this morning
heavy bombardment was in progress.
As the channel was thickly mined
by the Russians, and Japanese Admiral
Kattakao had issued strict orders that
noncombatants' boats were to be ex
eluded, it was impossible to get within
the roadstead. Hence an accurate re
port of the proceedings is impossible
As far as it was possible to ascertain
the armored cruiser Yakumo, four other
cruisers, one gunboat and one battle
ship, having cleared the channel, en
tered the harbor shortly after daylight
and began a heavy lire. The land bat
tenes were silenced.
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It is estimated that 20,000 Japanese
troops are investing the town and there
is every leason to believe that they are
now in possession of the city.
All Well at Vladivostok.
St. Petersburg, May 17. The admi
ralty denies the rumored engagement
of Rear Admiral Jessen a squadron.
telegram from ladtvostok this morn
ing reports all well there.
Grand Duke Alexis, the high admi
ral, has been at Cronstadt since yester
day with Vice Admiral Rojestvenaky,
the commander of the Baltic fleet, and
Vice Admiral Allevan, the chief of the
admiralty, inspecting the new Pacific
The admiralty admits having re
ceived a message from Port Arthur sev
eral days old, in which Rear Admiral
Wittsoeft reported everything was as
well as could be expected. There is no
further information regarding Japanese
activity around Port Arthur.
Deems American Treaty Dad.
New York, May 17. Speaking to the
agrarians in the upper house of th
Prussian diet, Professor Schmoeler has
expreesed the wish, rabies the Berlin
ccrrespondent of the Times, that Chan
cellor Van Bulow would dissolve the
commercial treaty with the United
States. He urged consideration of the
matter, but no action until after the
American elections. Professor Schmoe
ler said lie whs opposed to the disolu
tion of the Argentine republic treaty,
because that country would be driven
into the arms of the United States.
Japanese Capture Rifles.
Antung, May 12, via Seoul, May 17.
Chinese coming through tho lines
report that the Russians have retired
from Kaoliman to the west of Feng
Wang Cheng, but their reports have
not been confirmed. Light skirmishes
between the Rsusian and Japanees out
posts are occurring daily. The captures
made by the Japanese during recent
days include 3,000 rounds of artillery
ammunition, 300,000 rounds of
rifio ammunition, 2 COO rifles and
more than 100 ammunition supply
Ozaba's Army (loin to Port Arthur.
Paris, May 17. The correspondent
In St. Petersburg if tlio Echo do Paris,
gives a high staff officer's lesumeof the
tiuatlon in the far hast as jollows
'The Japanese are advancing towards
the Russian positions along three
routes. Kuroki's army is matching
upon Liao Yang from Feng Wang
Cheng, Oka's force has left Uaguchu
for Yinl-ow, following tho Sluyen road,
and Oazba'a army ia investing Port Ar
Arbitration Results In Higher Scale.
New York, May 17. Arbitration has
settled the wage scale of 7,000 ur.ion
painters here, and the the agreement
has been sinned. It grants an advance
of 60 cents a day, making the scale $4
nd $4.26 for plain painters and deco
INTERNAL SITUATION IN RUSSIA IS
The Masses arc Inclined to Believe Them
Out to Organisation of Country anil
Hope New Constitution Will
Uranted-War Party Willing to Make
Concessions to End Strife.
Rome, May 10. A secret report re
reived ironi M. Petersburg depicts tl
internal situation ot Russia as becom
ing most serious as regards the prefer
vatlon ol tlio present Institutions, tl
military failures in the Far East hav
ing strengthened the opinion that tl
evils arc due to the present orgnniziv
tion of the country in vhiih a change
l ne nopo is expressed that tlio em
peror himself, seeing the danger, will
bo Induced to grant tho country n con
stitution in which even tho enthusiasm
of the people will becomo so great as
to render it possible to raise an army
and collect the means necessary to do-
feat Japan. Otherwise, tho report
says, it is believed all tho eflorts made
at St. Petersburg will remain futile, as
besides tho war in the far hast, Rus
sia will bo obliged to face a latent, if
not an open revolutionary movement at
home, depriving her of tho aesisUnc
ot tho most progressive elements of the
empire, such as the loles and linns
Urges Czsr U End It.
Beilin, May 16. It is rumored 1
diplomatic circles here that there is
strong possibility of an attempt being
made to end tho" war in tho Far East
soon. The rumor, which is circum
stantlal in character, declares the war
party in Russia has urged tho czar to
end the war.
The alleged basis ot settlement is to
bo the independence of Corea under the
protectorate of Japan, while Mauchuria
Is to remain Chinese territory. In
seiret treaty betneen China and Japan
the integrity nf Manchuria was guaran
teed by the latter, so it is argued that
Japan shonld not object to the propo
sition. Russia, it is said, wishes to
come to an understanding with Japan
independently of England.
QRBVT VEIN OF COPPER.
Lockjaw Creek, Montana, May Aston
Ish the World.
Missoula, May 10. Word frcm Lolo
Hot Springs, wiiich has just reached
this city, tells of a big strike of copper
ore made by Joseph f.berly and part
ner, prospectors in the employ of ex
Governor McConnell, of Idaho. The
scene of the rich discovery ia in the
Lockjaw creek section, the men having
been encamped on the Lockjaw stream
for some time.
The account of the find as related by
the men is a wondrous one, the mam
moth copper lead uncovered bidding
fair to make a second Butte in that sec
tion. According to the story of the
prospectors the ore found is of a high
grade sulphide character, in appar
ently unlimited quantities and easy
access. From trenches run along th
surface it is believed the Lockjaw coun
try is traversed by a number of cuprous
leads, all o' whicn it is thought cam-
enough of the red metal to make its ex
BONOS ARB FRED FROM TAXES.
Russian Issue for $160,000,000 Will De
Redeemed In 1909.
fans, way 14. following the re
turn of M. Iloettinguer from St. Peters
burg, a seml-oulclai statement was
made today of the final conditions ot
the Russian loan. The total issue
will be $160,000,006, in 5 per cent
treasury bonds of $100 each, ledeem
able in May. 1909, with interest pay
able in May and November, annually
and the first interest to be next Novem
ber. The bonds have the exceptional
advantage of being exempt from pres
ent or future taxes. Holders are also
given advantages when the period of
conversion or consolidation arrives dur
ing the six months preceding May 1
Balloon Starts a Fire.
Paris, May 16. A baloon belonging
to the well-known aeronaut, Captain
Surcouf, came down in the Place
d'Aumnltz this afternoon, and the wind
Irove it into the narrow entrance of i
street. A moment later it came in con
tact with the side of a house. Flames
issued from the envelope, and a violent
explosion followed, the sheets of flame
from which penetrated the open win
dows of the building. Eight occupants
of the house were burned or otherwise
injured, two dangerously. The aero
naut was not hurt.
Japanese Making Themselves Secure
St. Petersburg, May 16. Further
progress ot the Japanese in Southern
Manchuria la reported in the following
dispatch, given out laat night: "The
position of the division which is fol
iowing the direct road to Haicheng has
not been disclosed, and caution fs also
apparent in tha operations on the pe
ninsula of J.lao lung, where 20,000
Japanese are seeking to render them
selves secure in the western section ot
the peninsula and in the vicinity of
and below Pit so wo before inaugurating
Russians Clearing Channel.
New York, May 10. An explanation
of the explosions heard at Port Arthur,
which led to reports that the Russians
were destroying their warships in that
harbor, Is to the effect that the Karri
son at Port Arthur is endeavoring to
ear the harbor entrance of tho stone-
laden ships sent in by tho Japanese.
In order to remove the obstructions,
divers have placed charges of dynamite
n position and succeeded enough to ad
mit the passare of torpedo boats.
Telegraph Line Is Repaired.
London, May 16. A dispatch to the
Central News from Seoul, Corea, in re
porting the Anju fight, adds that tlio
broken telegraph line has now been re
paired, General Haraguchl, hereto
fore commanding the Japanese troops
in the Seoul district, assumed command
of all the Japanese troops south of tho
WASHINGTON BILLS TO WIN.
ollcy of Leaders for Uconomy
truus to Many.
Washington, May 14. The record
of tho Washington delegation for tlio
session just closed does not cutnpare
cry favorably with that of the dclega
tion from Oregon, nevertheless, tin
failure of the men from Washington
Is largely attributable to the tact that
the leaders in congress used eve
means within their power to hold dow
appropriations, and to prevent tho pus
sain) ol nil but necessary legislation.
Washington has no 1-owls und Clar
bill, but loyally supported tlio me
from Oregon in their elTorts to secure
tho passage ot their bill. There w
no way in which Oregon could reelpro-
vate, so Washington hail to take tl
responsibility for local legislation al
together on its owu shoulders, will
tho result set forth below.
During the session just closed Sena
tor foster introduced 2U public bill
most of them of local importance
tho state of Washington. Out ot that
number, flvo were passed by boll
houses, either as liulciivndvnt measure
or as amendments to appropriation
bills; four passed the senate, but failed
iu tho house; six were favoraably
ported to the senate, but did not pass
aud the otlu-ra wore never even report
ed by committees.
The bills that finally passed author
ize tho sale of Puynllup allotted land
grant lands to Port Angeles tor use as
public park; allow vessels of less than
30 tons' burden to engago in trado be
tween Puget sound aud the Islands
British Columbia; made appropriation
for tlio new Dungcnes lighthouso sta
tion, and validate sales of right-of-way
lands, mado by tho Northern Pacific.
SOON SHELL IT.
Jspsncse are Preparing te Attack
Arthur by Land.
Shan Hai Kwan, May 14. Accord
ing to reports brought here by Chinese
runners, the Investment of Port Arthu
from tho land side, is well under way
The entire second army under General
Oku is taking a position across the pen
insula, and is bringing heavy siege
guns into position to shell the defense
of the town.
While it is thought that tho Ru
sians will make a stubborn reslatencc
the Japanese are declared to lie con 11
dent of their ability to reduce tho town
General Kuroki a forces, who are o
crating from feng Wang Cheng, are
about ready to move against Liao Yang.
A detachment which is said to bo mi
nierioally strong, and to bo cquipjed
with plenty of artillery, is now march
ing on Salmathi with the object of out
flanking General Kuropatkln's forces.
who are holding Liao Yang.
Blow Up Oslney.
St. Petersburg, May 14,
Alexlef! has telegraphed to
announcing that tho Russians liav
blown up the docks and piers at Port
Da bey, Liao Tung peninsula, preeuma
bly to render more difficult a Japanese
landing at that point.
Later telegrams received indicate that
the whole ot Port Dalney has been de
stroyed by the Russians.
OUOHT TO HAVE BEEN HELD.
Russian Position at Feng Wang Cheng
London, May 13. The correspondent
of the Times, cabling from W iju, says
The Russian position at feng Wang
Cheng, if properly held, ought to liav
been impregnable, even with the eacri
lice of 10,000 men.
Judging Irom their disheveled an
pearance, the Russians must have been
in the trenches for several days.
The Japanese are showing tho great
est kindness to the wounded piiaonera
and the captured ltusaian omcers are
being treated by the highest among
th Japanese as respected guests.
The censorship Is becom ng very ee
vere. I am forbidden to transmit the
names of divisions and units, or to re
veal where our headquarters are eslab
A painful incident ot the Yalu battlo
was tho robbery of the Rusisan dead
and wounded. After the action many
Chinese roamed the battlefield, stiip
ping the Russians. The Japanese gen
eral is greatly grieved, and Is establish
ing a system of patrols to check a
repetition of the occurrence and threat
ens Bevere punishment.
Emperor Reviews 50,000 Troops.
St. Petersburg, May 14. Emperor
Nicholas, who was accompanied by tho
empresB and several of the grand dukes
and a brilliant staff, reviewed 60,000
troops on the champs do Mars this
morning. A great concourse viewed
the brilliant spectacle. As each regi
ment marched past tho emperor the
soldiers shouted: "Good health, Your
Majesty.' The imperial party was ac
corded a hearty reception by the peo
ple. Seals on balconies overlooking
the review grounds sold for $25, The
money will go to tho Red Cross.
Fully Espects to Avert War.
Rio Janeiro, May 14. Reports from
Europe received here show that tho
border skirmishes which have been go
ing on between the Peruvian and Bra
zilian troops in the Alto I'urus and Alto
urua districts, have been ridiculously
exaggerated. The Associated Press
correspondent Is authorized by the Bra
zilian government to say that success
ful negotiations for an amicable settle
ment between the two governments ate
fully expected. Tho departure of the
Peruvian minister to Brazil was purely
Bored Through Train.
Los Angeles, Cal., May 14. A train
on the Pacific Eelctrlc railroad, bound
from Los Angeles to W hittier, crashed
into a Santa l-'o passenger train from
San Diego at Los NIetos crossing, ten
miles from this city, tonight. Four
teen persona were injured, four on tho
Santa Fe train and ten on the electric
car. The Injured were all residents of
Whittier and Los Angeles. Tho im
pact of the electric train broke the San
ta to train In two.
Take Part of Russian Loan.
New York, May 14. Part of tho
Russian loan Issued In Paris lias been
taken by New York banks, tho National
City being among those participating.
No public Invitations to subscribe will
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HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
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IKKIUATION BY POWUR.
Qasellae Eattaca Used for Panplag In
Baker City A novel plan iu this
section la being adopted here to reclaim
tho arid lauds lying a low miles east
A few weeks ago V. J. Patterson am!
associates sold 780 acres of this laud to
Wisconsin men, who Immediately In'
gan clearing It of sage brush. When
this was completed a steam plow run
by a traction engine was placed In op
eration and a large part ot the lam
prepared for seeding. Wells have been
sunk to water aud pumps will be in
stalled to be operated by gasoline en
ulno. The wells are so situated that
a largo area can le covered by water.
Mr. Patterson is placing under cult!
vatlon a large tract of laud In a similar
manner, except that instead ot gasoline
engines he lias installed motors ami
will run his luimiis by electric power
His land is on the lino between this
city and the Cyclone mine. Mr. Pat
tcrson estimates that each pump mil
irrigate 80 acres. His plant will begin
full operation next week. He thinks
the cost of power will not exceed that
of keeping up Irrigating ditches.
There is a lame body ol rich land ly
Ing east of town which Is practically
useless without water on tlio siufsre.
Water can b obtained In quantities by
sinking from 16 to 40 feet.
Should this ventura prove a success
from a financial standpoint, it is ex-
peeled thousands of acres will be re
claimed in this way when the large
electric power plant on Eagle creek
shall have been completed.
STOCK PROSPECTS ARB OOOD.
C J. Mlllls Vltwt ths Ranee la Eastern
La Grande C. J. Millis, livestock
agent for the O. It. A N, list returned
from an extended tour to the Interior of
Oregon, where he covered a vatt csope
of country, including Grant, Harney
and Crook counties, ami was compelled
to mske the trip incomplete on account
of bad roads, as they are impassable in
many places on account of spring wash
outs and many bridges are swept away
Mr. Millis reports that stock proa
peels are very good all through Eastern
Oregon and he thinks there will bo the
best rango this year for many years
past. The spring rains and fretliett
have done tho work fur the range, even
though thsy have swept away bridges
and ruined many roads, and he also
thinks that the hay crop will be ahead
cf any for many years.
But the prices o( stock are not the
best now, though a change ia being
looked for soon. There is an overplus
throughout the country, too many stock
everywhere. Oregon has a good range
and this is established for the present
year, and the stockmen wim be ante to
hold the stock for better prices.
As soon as the roads will permit, Mr
Millis will complote the trip through
Grand lodges I. O. O. F. and Rebek-
aht, Astoria, May 17-19.
Farmers institute, Pendleton, slay
State Grange, Corvallis, begins May
Interttate oratorical contest, Port
land, May 27.
Eastern Oregon hizh school oratori
cal contest and track meet, La Grande,
Umatilla Pioneers reunion, Pendle
ton, June 2-4.
General election, June t
Annual reunion, Department of Ore
gon, U. A. K. , llood Hirer, June lo-w.
Linn county Pioneer arsoclstlon re
union, Brownsville, June 22-24.
Northwest sportsmen tournament,
Pendleton, June 24-20.
Pioneer association reunion, Portland,
Western division State Teachers' as
sociation, Portland, June 20 to July 1.
Eastern Oregon O. A. It. encamp
ment, La Grande, July 1-4.
Bering far Oil and Salt.
Independence A new corporation
has been formed for the purpose of de
veloping the oil and salt prospects on
the B. F. Whiteaker farm near tlilt
place with a capital stock of $100,000.
Development was begun on this prop
erty more than a year ago. A well
was sunk over 900 feet and woik
stopped for lack of better machinery.
New machinery will now be put on the
grounds and the work pushed. Besides
the oil indications discovered so far the
water flowing from tlio borings made Is
strongly impregnated with salt.
A Heavy Strawberry Crop.
Milton Chilly weather and the late
spring have delayod maturing of straw
berries, and only the very first pick
ings will have started by May 16, while
the crop will not lie on with the annual
rush for 10 days after that. Tha yield
will lie Immense and pickers will not
he nlentiful from present indications.
The Milton and Freewator strawberry
market is yearly growing wider. It
comprises the customary range of coun
try which handles fruit, berries and
produce from the tributary Walla Wal-
Pine Needle Plant Moves.
Grants Pats The machinery of the
Pine Needle company waa taken from
the old factory at Qranta Pats laat
week and shipped to La Grande, where
new company with a capitalization of
$100,000 will operate. The new com
pany is under the control of Turner
Oliver, at La Grande, Considerable
stock has been sold at La Grande, The
company list control of a 100-acre site
and plana to put up a factory of 1,600
pounda per day.
Union Sawmills to Start.
La Grande The Catey sawmill at
Uileard.iOr., a few miles from this city
will start its summer run in a few days.
The mill will cut 3,000,000 feet of lum-
er this season. The Perry mill will
soon start on Its run. The water In
the Grand Ronde has been In fine shape
for the bringing down of logs and all
the mills In Eastern 'Oregon will cut,
large amounts of logs this suuimor.
I INB TUAR FOR WOOL.
tirade Is nicher aid the lest are Platr
Pendleton Sheep shearing Is about
half over, taking Umatilla county as a
whole, and the rrsulta ot shearing to
far have Justified early expectations of
what the clip would be. The grade is
higher, the texture finer. What Is
lost In weluht because the clip It
cleaner this spring Is nearly compel!
sated by the greater length of strands
aud will probably be mure than com
i(nsatnl by the Improved prlco it will
obtain over dirty wool.
With onn exception, only a few small
clips, trilling in comparison with the en
tiro output, have W'on sold. Moat of
them bulonued tosinallei sheepmen in
tho sand district, who needed the
money or were scared Into lotting goby
pessimistic talk of buyers. By there
from U to 12 cents was realised.
"The outlook for good prices keeps
up to tho mark, and 1 can are nothing
in tho altualloii in tho Dulled States,
or iu the world, for that matter, which
would Justify n prediction ot a market
at all weak," said J. II. (linn, secre
tary ot the Oregon Woolgrowers' as
sociation. "In fact, 1 liellevo salca
days will see prices a shadn better
than were received last year. Grow
ers should hold their clip until the
sales, and I think none of them will be
sorry (or It."
Creamery Runs at Top Limit.
Oregon Cily The Clear Creek cream
ery, located near this city, and operated
by the formers on a co-ojieratlve basis,
it being run to its full capacity, 600
pounds of butter being churned in a
single day this week. Several new
cream rentes are being established and
the output of the plant is beng In-
created weekly. Many Clackamas
county fanners have been taken In dur
ing the last two weeks by a fakir who
la traveling through the interior of the
countj selling a rrclpo by which it Is
claimed that butter ran be made In a
few in 1 mi tea and at the same time do-
odorlie cream. For each recipe tho
smooth-tongued talesman collects $5.
Laad Business Slackens.
The Dalles A report of the hualnets
transacted and the rash receipts of the
United States land office at this place
showed a slackening of the rush which
has continued in this office for the past
two years, in which the working force
of the office has been taxed to Its ut
most In order to keep abreast of the
current wrk. For the month of April
87 original homesteads, 14 final home
steads and 65 final timber and atone
proofs are reported, the catli receipts
being $24,342.27; total rath receipts,
feet and cummitsions $20,487.96.
Oood Roadt la Thtlr Object.
Eugene Permanent organisation of
the Lane County Good Roads associa
tion was effected at a well-attended
meeting at the courthouse. There
was a good attendance of delegates rep.
resenting different sections of the coun
ty, and all were enthultsstlc iu support
ol tho cause. Committees appointed
at a previous meeting reported progrcea
and a communication from ths county
court tillering support in building a aarn
pie road for demonstration, after which
the election of officera was taken
Chilly W.sihtr Tlmtly.
rendition Chilly weather which has
prevailed for a eek in Umatilla coun
ty is welcomed by moat ranchers
through the county because it is pre
venting what promised to be a too rank
growth of wheat. Fall grain In the
county ia well advanced. The hot
weather and generally fine condition of
the ground, camed a rapid ahootlng up
much threatened to run the crop to
strong growth ol straw. This Ia vary
Wheat Walla Walla, 73874c: blue
stem, 84c; valley, 85c.
Barley feed, $2J.60 rcr ton; rolled
flour Valley, $3.90A4.06 per bar
rci; hard, wheat straights, $4M4.25
clears, $3.8534.10; hard wheat pat
enta, $4 404.70; graham. $3.6034
whole wheat, $434.26; rye flour.
Oats No. 1 white, tl.17Xe31.20;
gray, ll.l-wai.10 per cental.
MillatulTa Bran, $19320 per ton;
middlings, $2o.U(327; shorts, $20(3
21; chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $ 19
Hay Timothy, $16316 per ton;
clover, $10911; grain, $11312; cheat,
Vegetables Turnips, 80c per sack;
carrots, 80c; beets, $1; parsnips, $1;
cabbage, .'iszftc; red cabbage, Zhic
lettuce, head, 25340c per dos. ; csull
flower, $2; celery, 763 90c; cucumbers,
$1.76; asparagus, $1.25; peas, 435c
per pound; rhubarb, 3c; beans, green,
16c; wax, 20c; onions, Yellow Dan-
vers, $2.503 per sack.
Honey $333.60 per rase.
roiaioes fancy, si.zomi.ou ner
cental; common, iicgi.zo; now rota
toes, 3X4c per pound; sweets, 6c per
Fruits Strawberries, $2 per crate;
apples, fancy Baldwins and Spitsen
bergs, $1.6032.60 per box; choice, $1
Q1.60; cooking, 76$1.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 18c per doten.
Butler Fancy creamery, 17X20c;
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 10321c,
sour cream, 10c.
Poultry Chickeni, mixed, 12X.Q
13c per pound: springs, email, 183
20c; hens, 1314c; turkeys, live, 16
(3 17c ; dressed, 18c; ducks, $738 per
dozen; geese, live, 78c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins, new
stock, 12X 9 13c; old stock, 10c;
Young America, 14c.
Hops 1903 crop, 23 15 per
Wool Valley, 16317c; Eastern Ore
gon 11314c; mohair, 30c per pound
Beef Dressed, 538c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 637Xc per pound;
spring lambs,' 12c per pound.
Veal Dressed, 637X par pound,
Pork Dressed, 7C3)e,
Canst Pnslllon (llrcn to John
Chicago, May 12. John V. Wallace,
general manager of tin Illinois Central
rallioad, will be chief engineer ol (he
Panama canal. After having the oBet
uuder advisement tor some time, be
today wired Admiral Walker, chair
man ot the commission, hit acceptance.
The poeltlou will pay $!(,000 per year.
Mr, Wallace will leave for Wathlng.
ton to enter Uoii his new Outlet early
During tho recent trip of the Pans,
ma canal commissioners tolhu isthmut,
one of tho subjects of discussion was
tho appointment of tlio chief engineer.
It was agreed by everyone that the
man selected muat possess exceptional
qunllllcntlona ; must lit not only an
engineer, but an administrator and ex
ecutive; must hnvn mature Judgment
and yet energy of accomplishment, and
iiiusl be well nud favorably known, at
a very great measure of the success of
the commission would depend upon the
While the) conunltlce waa at sea on
tlio way to tho Isthmus, a letter waa
written to Mr. Wallace asking III in to
meet the memlicra In New York on
their return and talk mor tlm matter.
Subsequently there waa cnni'spilndenca
with Sluywrnut Fish, president of the
Illinois Central, who thus spoke of
"There la no professional engineer
in my acquaintance who, I think, hat,
In n higher degree than Mr. Wallace,
the special commercial aud diplomatic
tact which I conceive will ho required.
Ho not only has commercial sense,
knows the value of money, hut alto has
a very rare capailty In dealing with
men, whether they be abovo him, hit
peers, or under him, It goes without
saying that he Is upright."
RUMORS OP I'KIIIT.
Russians Overtaken at Mao Tlcnf Ling
Pass and Delisted.
Toklo, May 12 Admiral Togo re.
porta that since the Oth of May many
explosions have been hi aid coming
fiom the vicinity ol I'ort Arthur, hut
their cause, has net Iktii necci tallied.
Tlio impietalon here la that the Hub.
slant, despairing of their ability to de
fend Port Arthur, are destroying their
ships before leaving tho place.
Paris, May 12. Tho Matin'. St.
Pelersbiirii correspondent says It Is per
sistently rumored that there has been
a big light near Mao Tien Ling pass
lietwren tha Ruiulans and General
Kuroki's army. The Itustlans, he
says loet heavily. Lieutenant General
Zitealltch was among tho killed.
Another Japanese Victory.
London, May 12, The Dally Chron
icle's correspondent al Khan Hai Kwan
says the Japaneso first amy from the
tain river is already threatening the
Russian position at Halchrng. The
cond army, marching In Hirer, divis
ions In order to co-nierato wlthOrnoral
Kuroki, has defeated tl.n Russians
near Wafungtlrn with great loss, the
corrcsondrril says. Ho adds that the
Japanese artllleiy was splendidly
The Dally Chronicle notes that there
are two Wafungtlens, nna on the rail
road north of Port Arthur, 20 miles
from I'ltrewo, and tlio other 40 miles
west of Kalping, on tho road to Feng
CREDIT rOK VICTORY.
Japanese on the Yalu Did Not
Vtnz Wang Cbcng.
Toklo, May L2. It apwars that the
rapture of Feng Wang Cheng waa
eftectcd not by the troops which fought
on tho Yalu, hut by a mixed brigade
under Major General Hasraki, which,
by marching eastward on April 20,
croesed the Vain at Chnnnseiig and
moved on Feng Wang Cheng by a
The sole object cf tha Japanese for
eign loan is to secure a gold currency
system and to maintain the converti
bility of notes. The loan will not lie
need to finance the war. and therefore,
the entire proceeds will lie kept as a
currency rciervo, probably In London.
Japan Buying Submarine Boats.
Newport News, Va., May 12. From
a rellablo source comes the infounation
that a contract has been awarded tha
Newport News Shipbuilding company
for the construction of four submarine
boats destined for service with the Jan-
ansae navy In the l ar East. Shipyard
officials hero refuse to confirm or deny
uio report, inn u is beileveil here that
the yaril has hecn rushing work on
warships contracted for In an indirect
way for the mikado's covernment for
some time past.
Report ot Battle Nt ar Llaa Yang,
Shan Hai Kwan, May 12. It It re-
poited that the First Japanese corpe,
having followed the Russians retreat
ing from the Yalu river, overtook them
20 miles south of Liao Yamr
and a severe emblement ensued. ri,
Japanese dragged their guns up hills
uoueTcu io no linturmnuntahle. Tho
Russians thereupon continued to re
treat north, A division of tha First
corps Is approaching Nlu Chwan.
which la now garrlaoned bv a handful
Protest ta the Powers.
St. Petersburg. Mnv 12 Rustle I...
protested to tho powers, slcnntnrv nf
The Hague and Geneva conventions.
against the action of the Japanese In
firing on the Rod Cross trains from
Port Arthur, May 0. whon of 2nn Inl
and wounded, two were struck by the
Japanese bullets. The general staff Is
authority for the statement that tha
health of the Russian troops Is excep
tionally good, considering the mil,.
Chineso hovels along the line of march.
Says Transporta Were Sunk.
Paris, May 12 According to the fit.
Petersburg correspondent of (he Matin,
a high official of the naval general
staff, declares that the entrance to Port
Arthur is still free, and that the squad
ron went out on May 0 as far as Pitee,
wo, where the torpedo boats tank a
number of Japanese transports.