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COTTAGE GROVE . . OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Comprehensive Review ot the Import,
ant Happenings of the Paat Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Molt
Jkely to Prove Intereitlnc.
A bin baltlo Is Imminent In Southern
The British battleship Trlnco of
Wales la at Tangier.
All tho Russian (hips at Tort Arthnr
arc repaired anil ready for sea.
Representative Tawnoy Is iiiro tho
Lewis anil Clark fair will bo n success
In every way.
Tho city of New York will ralso the
wreck of the General Slocum to make
suro It contains no bodies.
Tlio fourth ot tho transports which
met with tho Russian Vladivostok
squadron Is now known to have been
Fanatical Mongols are being urged to
revolt by alleged apostles of the gci
, Arlol and may cnuee tho Russians much
Lieutenant General von Wahl, for
merly chief of polico ot St. Petersburg,
Is likely to bo appointed governor gen
eral of Finland.
Tho directors of the Portland mine
will dismiss tho damaee ntion begun
by their superintendent against the
state of Colorado tor closing the mine.
It Is believed that the Japanese fleet
has met tho Russian Vladivostok
squadron near Sasebo.
Tho Toamsters' union, of Chicago,
and their employers are expected to
have trouble thortly.
Manv of tho Japanese on the trans
ports sunk by tho Russians committed
suicide rattier than do capturcu.
Tho number of vessels in the Port
Arthur harbor at present is 15, includ
log merchantmen and warships.
Authorities at Cripple Creek claim
to have the man In Jail who blew up
the Independnce depot platform.
Great Britain and Russia aro said to
be on the eve ot reselling an under
standing regarding the yellow peril.
Tho big break in the Sacramento riv
er near Stockton has been closed aid
the flow of water checked. The loss to
farmers, however, will be extensive,
Tho train robbers who held up the
Northern Pacific train in Montana se
cured $55,000. Kid Curry, the former
Montana bandit is leading a posso in
An attempt has been made to assas
sinate the governor general of Finland.
Cuba has been swept by a hurricane
which caused many deaths and great
The sultan of Morocco has alarmed
Tangier by sending troops of the worst
The Porttland mine will sue the state
of Colorado for $100,000 on account ot
being closed by the military.
The Vladivostok squadron is now
known to have sunk two Japanese
transports, which carried about 1,000
men down with tbem.
The Amity dam in the Arkansas
river, near Fort Lyons, Colorado, has
been torn out by the hig water and is a
total loss. The dam cost $100,000 to
construct only last year. Immense
damage is feared to crops under the
Two masked men held up the North
Coast Limited Northern Pacific passen
ger train near Bearmoutb, Montana.
The safe in to express car was blown
open and the contents taken. It is not
known bow much was secured, but it is
beliveed the sum was large.
Gnecral Stalxelberg, badly beaten at
Vafangow, may yet save his army by
retreating. Two batteries of artillery
have been literallyc ut to pieces by the
Japanese and of their 10 guns, 13 were
so badly damaged as to De rendered
utterly worthless and were abandoned
Colorado troops have sent 36 union
men to New Mexico.
Burglars dynamited a safe at Pipe'
atone t-prings, Montana, near Butte,
and secured $2,700.
The reserves just called out by Rus
sia means the dispatch of 200.000
ttroops to Kuropatkin.
Fire at Oroville, California, destroy,
ed property valued at $130,000.
The inventor of tho submarine mines
used by the Japanese has been killed.
Two men held up a street car In the
suburbs of Ban Francisco and secured
$23 from the conductor.
Attorney General Knox will retire as
soon as his commission as senator ar
rives. Moody is likely to succeed him.
Admiral Togo has captured a number
of rice laden junks attempting to run
the blockade and enter the Port Arthur
The Vladivostok squadron Is report
ed to be In the Corean straits and heavy
firing Indicates an engagement with
Many deported union miners are ar
riving at Denver,
The Russian forces at Ping, south of
Niu Chwang have been forced to evacu
Russia will not heed the protest ot
Britain against declaring foodstuff s con
The government will take hold of
tho Utah lake Irrigation scheme and
complete the work. When finished
, ' the project will water fully a million
acres of land.
An attempt has been made to kidnap
the Italian consul at Tangier, Moiocco,
All Russian warships at Port Arthur
aro oxpected to be ready for service
within a fortnight,
Tho tenth semiannual reunion of
Scottish Rite Masoni of Oregon is in J
session at Portland.
FEAR 10 PAV BANDIT.
Allnlsters Otitct Qlvlng tllm UolJ Until
Caplliea are Free.
Washington, Juno 21. A cablegram
received at the stato department from
Consul General Gunmicro at Tangier,
in confirming tho press report that the
sultan has agreed to all ot Raiaull's
terms, adda the bandit requested that
the money ransom, $55,000, bo paid
over today. .Mr. uummero expressed
gravo doubts as to tho advisability ot
making thia payment be lore Pcrdicaris
and Vnrley wcro actually released,
and safely returned to Tangier.
In his cablegram tho consul general
slates that Ralauli'a negotiator re
turned to Tangier last night and re
ported that tho terms had been ac
cepted and tho money as well aa tho
prisoners released by the sultan today
must bo immediately turned over to
Raisuli at Taradant, where ho Is now
located, and tho captives will bo re
leased. Mr. Gumniero and tho British minis
ter both objected to this plan, on the
ground that they placed everything in
Ralsuli's hands and they had no assur
ance that he would carry out his agree
ment after ho got hold of tlio money.
Therefore they sent a special courier to
Raisuli, suggesting that the exchange
be effected through the slierltt ot Yi ar.cn,
who had a powerful Influence over
Raisuli. Tho answer is oxpected to
Based on past experience, it Is feared
Raisuli is not to bo depended upon,
and onre ho has the money In hand
and still controls the prisoners, he will
make fresh demands. However, noth
ing more can lie done at this stage, ac
cording to Mr. Gumniero, and the state
department will await the conclusion
of this last attempt to tree me prison
CURRENCY FOR PANAMA.
Commission Makes the Dollar ot the
United States the Standard.
Washington, June 21. Iho com
mission charged with the preparation
of a currency system for Panama today
reached an agreement, wlilcn estab
lishes a coin equivalent In fineness and
weicht to the dollar of the United
States as the standard, and which also
makes the United elates dollar legal
tender in Panama.
Under the terms of the agreement,
the Fanarna government will recoin or
convert the Colombian silver into coins
of the size of a silver dollar. The
amount ot this silver in Panama is now
estimated at $1,500,008.
At the request of Secretary Taft, it
was agreed to coin more silver until a
total of $0,000,000 is reached. In or
der to retain a parity with gold, there
will be deposited in some reputable
bank in New York 15 per cent of the
amount coined, and, in addition, there
will be deposited all the seignorage
which Panama ill! make in the coin
age to meet the American government's
lequirements. The agreement provides
for a Joint arrangement between the
government of Panama and the ranal
commission, under which, by selling
drafts and drawing on tbe funds ex
chance can be kept down to a reason
able fiaure, not above 2 per cent and
thus avoid largo fluctuations' of tbe
UNABLE TO BLOCK HARBOR.
Japanese Make Another Desperate At
tempt at Port Arthur.
Liao Yang, June 21. According to
trustworthy news from Port Arthur,
the Japanese, before Juno 14, made a
fourth unsuccessful attempt to block
the entrance to tbe harbor, using four
fire ships, two of which were immedi
ately sunk by shots from the batteries,
the other two withdrawing, lhe hub-
sian fleet, according to these advices, is
intact, and the spirits of tbe garrison
and inhabitants are excellent.
The soldiers are eager to fight and
are confident ot the impossibility of
the taking of Port Arthur by the Jap
anese. Most of the inhabitants have
enlisted in the volunteers and 600
women have offered their services.
Perfect order is maintained and trade
and industry are carried on as usual.
Provicions are plentiful, there being
a sufficient supply to last six months
on full rations and a year at reduced
rations. The Japanese outposts are 18
miles from Port Arthur.
Forces Now More Fven.
Liao Yang, June 21. The retirement
of the Russians before a superior force
from Vafanitow and the advance of the
Japanese east and north makes immi
nent a still more important engagement
in the southern region. The Japanese
have now arrived at a point where the
forces are more equal, and where they
must fight on more even terms. The
loss of 2,000 men by the Russian dlvis
ions at Vafangow shows the courago
and ability of the officers and troops to
retain their position under a percent
age of loss almost unprecedented.
Ruislan Losses Total 2,000.
St. Petersburg. June 21. About 1,
100 men wounded at the battle of Va
fangow, Including 65 officers, have
reached Liao Yang. The total Russian
losses are about 2,000 . General Stakel
berg's force Is marching north, the
railroad being unable to transport more
than a few thousand men. Special dis
patches say tho Russians at Vafangow
had 42 battalions against 44 Japanese
battalions. The Japanese had great
superiority in artillery, having more
than 200 guns.
Intended to Pocket Stakelberg.
St. Petersburg, June 21. The war
office baa received important news re
garding General Kuroki and the reason
why he is at Uuycn with three dlvaons
of about 30,000 men and with the re
serves. It is believed Kuroki really
contemplated combined operations to
cut off and pocket Stakelberg, but that
he delayed too long. It Is understood
that Kuropatkin sent a Btrong Russian
force south of Liao Yang to meet Kuro
Japanese Loan In Orcat Demand.
London, Juno 21, A dispatch to the
Central News from Toklo announces
that the total subscriptions to tho sec
ond issue of exchequer .bonds ($50,-
000.000) amounted to $100,240,762.
The bonds aro issued at 02, bear 5 per
cent interest and are to run for seven
MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION OP THE
Uodic and Pcrional Effects Numbered
and Then Numbers on Former are
Chanfcd Without Reference to the
Laitcr Large Number ot Corpses
Found Packed In Wheel House.
New York, Juno 20. Kvory hour
adds to tho horror ot tho excursion
steamer disaster, when the General
Slocum was burned to tho water's edge
ntar North Brother island. Divis
luul explored the wreck tn the steamer,
and reported that no more bodies were
to bo found there, but today a diver
who was nt worK on tho sunken hull
found a large number of corpses packed
tightly inside ol one ot tho paddle
wheels. Just how many there were
was not known, but it was planned to
remove them as soon as Coroner O Uor
ir.an reached tho stenc.
The coroner had arranged to visit the
wreck today for the purpose ot ascer
taining, if poss'ble. what evidence of
culpability on the part of the Knicker
bocker Steamship company or of the
officials of tho boat, II any, could nose
cured to present to the coroner's In
quest. Therefore, It was determined
to take out the bodies at that time.
At various hospitals where tho in
Jured are visited today it Is said that
their condition is fair. There are now-
only 53 victims of the disaster In the
Today it Is said another horror bus
been added to the terrible conditions
resulting from tho disaster through the
ovet-otficiusncss of some person at the
morgue. As a result some of tho
bodies probably never will be identified
and will go to a last resting place in tlio
humble plet furnished by the city's
charity. When the bodies were tancn
by hundreds from the water and laid
in lows on the grass at North Brother
island, each was tagged with a num
ber. That number was carefully re
corded, and tho papers, valuables ami
trinkets which would have served to
possibly identify tho bodies wero re-
moved and placed in separate packages,
each package bearing a number corres
ponding to tho number on the body
from which tho articles were taken.
When the bodies were taken to the
morgue they were placed in numbered
boxes, but In many cases theso mini'
bers did not correspond with tho fig-
ures tho bodies previous had borne.
As a result, the plans were completely
upset ami the numbered packages of
valuables became practically worthless
as a means of identification.
WOULD SEAL FATE OF RUSSIANS.
Report ol Japanese Advance From Sul
)en Is Causing Orcat Alarm.
St. Petersburg, Juno 20. Tho popu
lar disappointment felt in St. Peters
burg over the result of Lieutenant Gen
eral Baron Stakeiberg's fight, which it
had hem hope for the past 30 hours
might turn out to bo a victory, la temp-
ered somewhat by the knowledge that
the Russian force was overwhelmed by
numbers. General Stakelberg does not
attempt to conceal the seriousness of
bis losses, but his report and the re
ports from all other Russian sources
agree that the retreat was in no cense a
rout. The fierce character of the tight
is made evident by the fact that the
Russians were again forced to abandon
their guns, thus indicating, as in pre
vious encounters, the superiority of the
Tbe Russian official reports of the
losses ure awaited with the keenest in,
terest. The war office declines to ac
cept the Japanese figures unreservedly,
although the officials frankly admit
that they believe the Itussian casual
ties were severe.
The keenest interest is now manifest
ed in the reported advance ot two Jap
anese divisions from Siuyen with the
intention of taking General Stakelberg
in the rear. It is realized that if this
report should prove true the Russian
commander may bo unable to extricate
himself, and If be should be cut off
from General Kuropatkin's main army
the fate ot the detachment would be
Further Demands Will Be Oranted.
Washington, June 20. Tbe state de
partment has received the following
from Mr. Gummere, American consul
general at Tangier: "As reported yes
terday, Itaisull has increased his de
mands. I am Informed today by the
miniBtei of foreign affairs that one of
the shieks and two of his brothers,
whose apprehension were demanded by
Kaisuli, have been arrested; also that
a courier has been dispatched this
morning to Raisuli to say that his
further demands will probably bo
granted by tho Moroccan government.'
Corbln Will Qo to Philippines.
Washington June 20. Major Gen
eral Henry C. Corbln haB been ordered
to command the division of the Philip
pines, succeeding Major General Hade,
the order to take effect in October.
General Corbln at present commands
the division at Governor s Island, New
York. He will have had about a year
and a half of service In the Philippines
when Lieutenant General U.iallee
reaches tbe retiring age. It is expected
that Major General Corbln will then
Bucceed General Chaffee as lieutenant
Chinese Bandits Fight With Russians.
Tokio, June 20. A detachment of
tho army under General Kuroki cap
tured the town ot SIu Yen, after mut
ing and defeating a force of 300 Rus
sians and 300 mounted Chinese banditB.
The enemy retired toward the Tao riv
er. The total of their losees Is not
known. The Japanese sustained no
casualties. This Is tho first actual re
port of Chinese .bandits fighting with
Russian troops and it may mean that
lai go numbers have enlisted,
Russia Has Not Protested.
St. Petersburg. June 20. An official
denial Is published ot the rumor that
the Russian ambassador at Washing
ton, Count Cassinl has protested against
the reported intention of the govern,
ment of the United States to dispatch
a squadron of warships to Turkish
waters with tho view of bringing pres
sure to bear on the porte to secure the
payment of American claims,
DEATH LIST OKOWS.
total Loss of Lite In steamer Dlsaiter
Now Put at 700.
Now York, Juno 18. With unceas
ing effort search Is going on tor the
bodies of those who perished yesterday
on the steamer General Slocum. What
the list ot victims will total scarcely
anyone dares venture to guess, but
whatever the number may bo, there Is
hardly a parallel In tho history ot ills-
aiteis where death came to so many In
so brief a period ot time. Police nnd
health department officials havo placed
the number at n figure as high as 1,000
and more, but tonight it would seem
that tho maximum figure will not
Urgely exceed "00.
All day long, until darkness shut off
even tho melancholy satisfaction ot
watching for tho dead, anxious scatch
ers kept up their vigilance and at dusk
there had been recoveied 63(1 bodies,
for the greater part women niul chil
dren mothers who, weeks ago, had
planned that fatal outing for their chil
dren, and littlo ones who had longed
tor the coming ol the happy day.
Up to dusk 41)0 bodies had passed
through the morgue and of these more
than 300 "Were unidentified. Tho Kast
Side had Its sympathy aroused to the
fullest extent, and down by tho river,
where tho boats unloaded their dead,
thousands gathered throughout tho day.
Streets leading to tho morgue were
blocked, and only with difficulty could
the polico clear the passages leading to
the long rows of coffins for those who
came in search for the missing.
Up the sound, where Iho hulk of the
General Slocum lies submerged, allow
ing only a paddle-box, scores of small
craft aided the tugs in grapllng for tho
victims. Divers went down time and
time again, and when the work ended
for the day they declared there were no
more bodies in the wreck. A peoro ol
times a dier reappeared alter his
plunge with the body of a woman or a
child. Two ot them coming to the
surface together on one occasion had in
their arms two little girls, sisters,
clasped in each other's embrace, and
their mother, it was thouplit, whose
dead hand tightly clenched tlio skirt ol
one of them.
As far as they could, tho divers
searched the wreck from stem to stern.
The wreck lies about 200 feet off Bar-
rctoa Point. At this point tho water
Is deep and tho current is ewift, and
beyond a doubt many bodies havo been
borne along with tho tide to be given
up on a later day at some dietunt point.
HARBOR FREE TOO LATE.
Japanese Have Already Landed Men to
Attack Port Arthur.
Toklo, Juno IS. A flotilla of tor
pedoboats and torpedoboat destroyers,
under command ot Captain Tsilchlya
and co-operating with tho army, made
a reconnaissance in force near Siau
Ping island yesterday and bombarded
the Russian outposts on tlio coast to
the west of the island. Siau Ping ist
land is 12 miles to the west ot Por
Arthur. At noon the Rnsslan cruiser Novik,
convoying ten toriiodoboat destroyers.
steamed out from Port Arthur. The
Russian shore batteries protected theso
vessels with a heavy cannonade. The
Japanese flotilla retreated slowly, fir
ing as it went, for the purpose of decoy
ing the enemy to sea. At 3 o'clock In
the afternoon tho Russian ships re
turned to the entrance ot Port Arthur.
Tho fact that the Novik came out of
Port Arthur makes it certain that the
Ruesians have succeeded in blasting a
channel through the cement laden
merchantmen sunk by the Japanese in
the entrance to the harbor. This free
dom of egress comes too late to jiermit
of any effect upon the operations of the
Japanese army, for men, guns and
stores have practically all been landed,
and Admiral Togo is capable of keeping
the remnants of the Russian fleet im
prisoned in Port Arthur.
Last Monday night Japanese vedette
boats, protected by torpedo boats and
torpedo boat destroyers, succeeded in
reaching tho entranco to Port Arthur
and planting a series of mines thcro.
The darkness ot midnight favored the
oepration. The Japanese vessels were
not observed and they returned to the
rest of the squadron without having
sustained any damage.
Urge Fair Exhibit.
St. Louis, Juno 18. Before depart
ing for New York, Prince Pun Lun an
nounced himself as a self appointed
committee of one to secure China's par
ticipation in the Lewis and Clark expo
sition to be held in Portland, 'Or., In
1005. Tho prince remarked to Theo
dore Hardee, assistant to Secretary
Walter B. Stevens, that ho was very
much Impressed with the American
Idea of celebrating tho anniversaries of
great events with big expositions, and
declared he would use every effort to
Bccure Chinese participation.
Fate of Two Transport! In Doubt.
Toklo. Juno 18. It Is feared that
two Japanese transports havo fallen in
to the hands ot the Jtussians. Ihrtc
of the largest of the transport fleet left
Shimonoseki for tho naval baso with
supplies. All went well until they
were in the Corean strait, when they
were overhauled by a couplo of Rus
sian warships. Tlio Russians fired 18
shots at tho leading craft, a number of
which hit her. Her captain, however,
declined to surrender and by crowding
on all steam escaped. The fate of the
other two ia uncertain.
Japanese Transports-Have Close Call.
Toio, June 18. It ia reported hero
that the Japanese protected cruiser
Nlitaka engaged tho Russian Vladivo
stok squadron off Tsu Island, In tho
straits between Corea and Japan, This
report, however, lacks confirmation.
The Japaneso transports Ugoand Ftiyo,
homeward hound, met the Itussian ves
sels this morning near Okl island. The
Russians pursued them and fired 10
shots at the Japanese ships. The
Russians Marching on Port Arthur.
TJen Tsin, Juno 18. It has been
learned hero from a Ruesian sourco
that 40,000 Russians passed Tashlchao,
20 miles south of Niu Chwang, going
south. It Is supposed that this force
1b going to the relief of Port Arthur.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
DECISION ON SWAMP LAND.
Oovernor Receives the Text From
Salem Governor Chamberlain has
received the full text ol the decision of
tho secretary ot tho Interior rejecting
the claim ol tho state ot Oregon to tho
annmp lands within the Klamath In
dian leservntlon. Briefly stated, the
decision quotes the swamp land net of
1800. which specifically provides that
the grant to tho stato shall "Include
imv hinds which the government may
have reserved, sold or disposed of (In
pursuance of any law heretofore enact
ed) prior to tho confirmation of title tn
lie iniulo under the authority ot the
The treaty creating tho Klamath res
ervation was not made until 1801, but
tho decision holds that the right or
title ot occupancy ot the. Indiana ex
isted prior to that time, as recognised
by tho net ot 1848, establishing the ter
ritorial government of Oregon, wherein
it was piovidcd:
"That nothing In this net contained
shall le construed to Impair the lights
ol prison or properly now pertaining to
the Indians In snld territory, so long as
such rights shall remain unextin
guished by treaty between the United
States and such Indians, or to affect the
authotity of the government of the
United States to make any regulation
respecting such Indians, their lands,
pioperty or other rights, by treaty, law
or otherwise, which it would have been
competent to tho government to make
it this net had ncur passed."
The secretary of the interior holds
that this provision recognises-thn title
or right of occupancy of tho Indians
to all the country occupied by them,
and that the treaty of 18114 operated
merely to cede to the United States the
rights the Indiilus held In lauds othei
than those set apart as a place ot rel
dence the Klamath reservation. In
other words, the treaty of 1801 hut re
dined tho extent ol tho possession of
the Indians, whoso right existed prior
to the swamp land act of 1860 and still
MILLION SHEEP ON ROUTE.
doing to the Blue Mountain! for the
Pendleton Tens ot thousands ol
sheep are en route to summer range In
the Blue mountains ncioss various
parts of Umatilla county. Between
20,000 and 30,000 traveled last week
up tho Walhi Walla river road through
Freowater and Milton, numerous bands
went up tho Umatilla, and flocks are
moving southward up Ilirch and simil
ar creeks into Southern Umatilla.
Tne mountalan range of HiIh county,
and portions of Union ami Grant coun
ties, are the ultlm.ite destinations.
The annual protest is also In-ginning
to go from water users in tho irrigated
sections, who aro afraid that the flow
ot their vai ions streams will bo lessened
through sheep eating out underbrush
at the headwaters of these streams.
Whether tho increasing deficiency in
How during tho dry seasons is duo to
extra demands made by tho constantly
growing number ot Irrigators, or to the
disappearance of mountain shrubbery
and consequent lack of anything to re
tain the snowfall is a disputed issue
between sheepmen and water users, an
issuo which hringa up the old conten
tion about whether slieephonlerB burn
out tho undergrowth to help grass for
the next season or not.
Meanwhile, tho bands whose aggre
gate will fill tho Blue mountain of
three counties mentioned with nearly
1,000,000 sheep aro pouring In, and
can bo encountered on any mountain
Hay Crop Is Short.
Ilillsboro Tho Washington county
hay crop will not bo moro than a half
yield thia season, owing to tho extremu
dry weather during tho nion'h of May.
In the lowlands along tho Tualatin and
other small streams tho timothy Is
much better than on tho plains, where
in many places there is not a thira of
a yield. Tho way things look, Wash
ington county, which has alwnya sent
out thousands of tons of timothy each
season for Philippine shipment, will
not lie ablo to enter the markets to any
Banner Yield of Strawberries.
Kugene Tho strawborry harvest la
now fully on in this county, nnd the
crop is the largest ever produced. Be
sides tills, tho growers are realizing
good prices for their berries, even bet
ter than In former years, when the
crop was not so largo. Tho ruling
price is C cents a box, or 00 cents a
crate, at retail, and there is a brisk
local demand at this prico. It Is not
believed theso prices will change. Tho
growers have no organization, hut at
the beginning there was an understand
ing among them.
Oood Strawberry Crop,
Salem The strawberry harvest Is
now in full swing in this vicinity and
one of tlio largest crops ' ever seen in
being gathered. Tho bulk of the crop
Is going to tho Salem fruit cannery,
whero about 150 persona are employed
packing the fruit. Tho berries are ex
ceptionally good this season. They nre
now coming to tho cannery at the ruto
ot 12,000 pounds per day, and a uni
form price ot A'A cents por pound Is
No Word ot Land Office Change.
Oregon City Register A. S. Dresser,
of the Oregon City land office. In reply
to an inquiry concerning the proposed
removal of tho local laud office from
Oregon City to Portland, said ho had
received nothing ot any olllcial nature
from Washington as to the proposed
change. People of Oregon City are sur
prised at the proposed chungo in loca
tion ot tlio land office, and will strive
to retain the ollico hero.
Union County Scat Fight.
La Orando Thocomplotoolcction re
turns of Union county show a majority
for tho removal ot the county seat.
The vote on tho removal of tho county
seat from Union to La Grande was 2,
552 for removal and 1,003 agaltiBt,
making a total ot 410 roqra than tho 60
per cent required,
21)0,000 POUNDS III' WOOL.
(lnlnn-lsnacs Livestock Company Dis
putes ol Immense Clip.
Pendleton Two hundred thousand
pounds ot wool liiive been sold by the
Gwlnii-lsmu's livestock company, of
which J. II. Uwlnu, secretary of the
Oregon Woolgruwcrs' association and a
resident of Pendleton, Is ft partner,
The tlwlun-lwuics company Is consider
ed an Idaho sheep III in, although a
large portion ot Its animals, rutigo In
summer In the western spur of tho little
mountains In Grant county. Tho com
pany Is one of the largest sheep con
cerns operating in Iho Kntthwost,
l.utc us It Is, some ot the Gwluu
tsitncH hands are nut yet even sheared,
flight builds w ere trailed Into summer
raugu In Grunt county from the Hunko
river country In Malheur county
Hero the company has over 50,000 arres
leased from tho old Path's mllltniy
land company which secured control ut
mi Iminenso area in Grant mid one or
two other counties for cutting a road
through the Intel ior in the early days.
nnd the Gn inn-Isaac people hao 80
sections on a long lease. As govern
ment sections alternate with each sec
tion granted to the military road com
pany, the sheepmen havo an Immense
territory available. In spllo ot the
noimally ovcreiowdcd condition of tlio
Giant range, no tmulilo is experienced
with settler by tho Gw iiiu-lsanc peo
ple, partly Iiecniieo their land Is leased
and partly because there are few or nn
scttlois in tho district Iheyoieupy. In
addition to this, their sheep trail Is
thiough sparsely settled mid hairen
The remaining five bauds of this
company are in tlio Wood river country
Aiki for Receiver.
Eugene It. McMurphy, one ot the
stockholder ot tlio Willamette Valley
Woolen Manufacturing company, bus
begun suit ful sequestration of the
r.ugcue wwo.cn mill property and tip
poinlment of u receiver. This action
is the result of too small capital to he
gin with and mistake In hulldhtg the
mill, to that by tho time tho mill was
in condition to Imvoiiio productive nnd
prolltahlo the capital and resources
were so nearly exhausted that It suffer
ed for operating money. This caused
the mill to Ihi nnprodcutlve.
Big Insane Asylum Rolls.
Snlein Tho monthly report of the
stato Insane asylum for May shown one
of uio largest monthly Increase tn
enrollment In the history ot the Instl
tution. The total number ot Inmates
la now the highest it has ever been
The report shows: Niimberot patients
April 30. I.2SS; received during .May.
43; oscrtinn returned, 3; discharged 10:
died, 1); olopvd, 5; number lemnlnliig
June 1, 1,350. Tho total expenditures
Mountafn' Trout Planted In Motalla.
Oregon City Master Fish Wnnlcn
Van Unpen was in Oregon City and in
spected the situ for the fiahlnddur nt
Willamette I'alls. Cnnatiuctioiiof thin
ladder w ill he resumed and completed
this summer, a recent suit In the clr
cult court having established the right
ol the stato to make tlio proposal Im
provemeiit. Five thousand mountain
trout havu leen taken to the lakes at
the head ot Clear creek nnd the North
Fork ot the Molalla river. All ot the
suitably streams of the county will be
Wool Sells at High Price.
Pendleton Practically all tho re
mainiiig wool of Umatilla county was
disposed of at the second wool sale
under the auspices of tho Statu Wool
growers' association, lClovcn growers
diaiioscd of clips, aggregating 108,000
pounds. Tho clip of Isaac Knots of
Pilot Rock, consisting of 10,008 pounds,
topped the market at I5)i centa. The
in era go price was 14 cents.
Wheat Walla Walla, 70c; hluestem,
7c; valley, Uc.
Hurley Feed, $23 por ton; rolled,
Flour Valley, (3.00(34.05 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, (4(34.25;
cleiiis, x3.H00j4.lU; hard wheat pat
outs, $4.4004.70; graham, $3.60454;
whole wheat, $4 1.20 ; rye Hour. $4.60.
Oats No. 1 white, $ 1 .25 ; gray, $1.20
Millstulfs Bran, $10020 per ton;
middlings, L'6.r)t)(sa7; shorts, $206!
21; chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $11)
Hay liinotliy, $15010 per ton;
clover, $8(30; grain, $11012; cheat,
Vegetables Turnips, $1.25 per sack
carrots, $1.60; beets, $1.25; tahbugo,
22c; lettuce, head, 25040c per doz;
cntililloner, $1.75(32 per doz; celery,
7fnauuc per doz. ; cucumbers, $1.25(9
1.50 per doz; asparagus, 60c; peas, 6c
por pound; rhubarb, 3c por pound;
beans, green, 12c; squash, $1 per
box; green corn, liue per doz.
Honey $3(33.50 per case.
Potatoes Fancy, 76c(3$l por cental:
new potatoes, $ 1. 70(82 per cental.
Fruits Strawborrlos, Oregon, 436c
per pound; cherries, 60c$l per box;
gooscbenles. lie per pound; apples,
fancy Baldwins nnd Hnltzenherus.
f 1.60(82.60 per box; choico, $1(31.60;
cooking, 75c(3$l ; canteloups, $5 per
craio; apricois, fz.zo per box.
Butter Fancy creamery, 17Ji20o;
store, 13c per pound.
Kggs Oregon ranch, 18(3l8JfJo per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 1212.JiJc
por pound; small, spring, 20(322o;
honB, RiOlSJtcj turkeys, live, 10317e
per pound; dressed, 1820o; ducks,
$7(38 por doz; geese, live, 7(38c per
Cheese Full cream, twins, now
stock, 1213c; old sloe!-, 10a;
Young America, 14c.
Hops 1003 crop, 23fcKc por pound.
Wool Valley, 10(320c per pound;
liaslorti Oregon, llr15o; mohair, 30c
por pound for choice.
Beet Dressed, 57c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 4Q0o per pound;
Veal Dressed, fi7 por pound.
Pork Dressed, 07o per pound.
MANV MEN LOST.
Jspanets and Russian! Ungate in a
l urliius Skirinisn.
8t. Petersburg, Juno 10. General
Htnckelheig, thiough tlio army head,
quartern at llarhln, reports number
ot desperate skirmishes with Iho Jan
anese, In which both aides lost heavily
and In one of which the Itusahui Gen.
oral Gernross was severely wounded.
At nilih av yesterday an entire di
vision of Japanese made desperate at
tack on the left Hank of tho Itussian
Kisllionnl Vitfttiigow. They attacked
n ilir.-o eoloiniw. nnd alter shelling
il.n ltiisslniis with heavy artillery madn
a (urloils bayonet charge In lhe faco (it
a heavy charge of rapid-Urn guns and
musketry. I'ho desperation of the Jap
anese charge Is shown by the tact that
omo of them succeeded In getting w un
til a few yards ol the Itussian trenches
More they were shot down. I hey
were finally compelled to retire, leav
ing fully 3110 dead behind
Hie First Hlberlnii rules nnre inn
brunt of the attack, and their losies
were very heavy. Their coininiilider,
Colonel Kawistomiiift, (ell almost in
the first lire, with n bullet through Ills
liialn. Adjutant Huh Lieutenant NwU
iH'hlnsky was killed almost hi mo same
time. Two majors and a nuii.liei nt
ollleem of lesser innk were picked off
by the Japanese sharpshooters, whoso
lire was unusually deadly and ncurnte.
General OernrosH was shot Just nn
ilin Jiiimiii-so nlacklni! column broke
mid lied. A shriipnel bullet shattered
one side ot Ids Jaw, hut he refused to
A report was also recoiled from Gen
eial Khurkevllch telling of the battle
Mwecii the oulsist ut I'lhiton Hatur
day. Ho slates that tho Japanese at
tacked (ruin front mid flunk early In
the atterniHin and tho lighting raged
until lute. Finally tho Japaneso were
dilveti buck, and the ItusslaiiH (ollmied
up theli advantage under cover of dark
ness. Just before dawn the Russians
charged the heights of I. Ian Tung, car
rying lhe Japanese position wllh a loss
ot but (our killed mid 1H wounded.
Gei'eral Khaikei llch also reports
that Ids scouts have reported tn him
that n Japanese column numhetilig 3,
000 men Is marching toward llnajcn
slang. MAY ESTABLISH NEW HASH.
Russian Now llclleve Japanese Will
Take Mil Chwang.
St. Petersburg, Juiui 10, The bom
bardment by the Jiimueso ol the const
near Knlchoii and the blockade ot Mil
Chwang Is taken to indicate that tho
ultimate objtet of the combined move
ments Is to clear the l.lao Tung pintll
sola ot Kosslans ami occupy Nm
Chwang as a now hnso. Tho garrison
at Niu Chwang, Ills said here, remains
undiminished, hut It is lint liellcvcd
the Itussian pluils conteiiipluto a seri
ous attempt to hold Mu Chwang.
The Japanese are strongly fortifying
Peng Wang Cheng 3 a precaution
The win ollico has advices since Junn
12 from Pu I Jin Tien, in the southern
part ol the Liao Tung enliinuln, and
they do not mention the reported Jap
anese ambush of that date, resulting ill
the loss in that ilcinlly to the Hussions
ot 800 men. Neither has tho war ollico
any confirmatory report ot the ambush
ing and almost total destruction by tho
Russians of two Japanese battalions on
tho Hal Cheng mad. The olllclnls of
the war ollico discredit both reports.
liri.lllVIIS WAR ABOUT OVFR.
Peabody Ulscuttea Strike Condition! and
Replle to Critic.
Denver, Juno 15. "I think tlio war
In nearly over," said Governor Pcalxsly
today "I have news from General
Dull that the Cripple Creek mines aro
open and running today, also that
there Is comparatively little disaffec
tion among the men. There In no
news of any further trouble or any like
lihood of any.
"I learn from Captain Ilulkeley
Wells, of Telliiride, that the union men
there court d that their cause in lost,
and those of them who are acceptable
to the mlneowners nre already at work
again. One hundred and lllty capable
men, whether union or nonunion, havo
been Invited tn go to work nud the In
vitation will he speedily accepted.
Revolution li Certiln.
Tangier, Juno 10. French occupa
tion is tho only remedy for the serious
internal condition of Morroco. A revo
lution is practically certain within a
couple of mouths, and It will bo sup
ported by the entire educated class.
Tlio sultan's authority in virtually non
existent, and until the country in occu
pied Europeans are on the odgu of a
volcano. Should France avoid her re
sponsibility, America or Great Ilrltaln
may be toned Into energetlu action,
thus creating a situation similar to that
existing In Kgypt.
Miy Irrigate More.
Washington, Juno 1(1. An addition
to the Malheur lirlgatlon withdrawal
In Eastern Oregon was made today, 15
sections being milled, an follows; ReC
lions 4 to 0, HI, 17 and IK, in township
14 south, rnngo 40 eaHt; section 31,
township 13, range 41; sections 4. 6,
0, 8, nnd the south half ot 15-and 10,
township 14, rango 41. Those lands
havo been examined by engineers ot
the reclamation service and aro believed
to ho Biiscuptihlo of Irrigation under tho
Malheur project, in case it is eventual
ly carried out.
Rclcaie May Be Delayed.
Tanuler. Juno III. A enurlnr 'mm
Raisuli. will) kldliaiied Itfonurs. Pnr.ll.
carls and Vnrly, arrived here during
the night. United Htaten Consul Gon
oral Gummero and tho llrltlsli embassy
vmiicu mniiuiuinoci r.i Torres, tho rep
resentative of tlio Bllllnn nf Mirnvni tn
discuss tho contents of Riilsuli'a mes
sage. Tho distance nf RuhuU'h head-
puartcrs imikuH tho negotiations drag.
It Is now thollirlit nnHHlliln Hint II,
captlvcH will not be released thia week.
Mine Kills Nineteen Men.
Tokio, Juno 10 While tho Tnlhoku
was engaged in laying mines at tho en.
tranco to Port Arthur, hist night, a
mine exploded, killing ono officer and
in men, and wounding two ofllcora and
Bovcn mon. Tho Talhoku, which Is n
naval transport, was not seriously damaged.