Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, September 14, 1904, Image 6

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    Bohemia Nugget
Dohmla Nurtt Puk. C.
General Review of Important Happen
pcnlgs Presented In a Drlcf and
Condensed Corm.
Tlio cruiser Milwaukco has been
launched at Ban Francisco.
Kuropatkln must continue his
treat anil await tclnforccmcnta.
An Internatllamentan- congress will
k tho nowora to atop tbo war in tlio
Far East.
Tlie Japanese, atmy la expected to
push on aa Boon as t hoy are refreshed.
Both armies aro us l ig.
German iron dealers, It is reported,
have been requested to furnish prices
on 1,800 Ions of cast iron for American
Many bids have, been put In for the
Oregon building nt St. Ixuis. It will
bo sold to the highest bidder and
turned over at tho cloto of tho fair.
Disease is a new horror feared at
Mukden. Tlio ronllnued heavy rain;
and tho hardships endured during the
10 daya'. lighting aro eure to increase
the sickness.
The navy department has appointed
a board to inspect the merchant marine
and ascertain the cost of changing ccch
eliip into a man of war and the length
of time required should their Eervices
be needed in case ol war.
Britain and Thibet hare formally
concluded a treaty.
A Russian force of 12,000 near Muk.
don is In a perilous position.
The new Russian minister of the in
terior will be libeial in his policy.
Tho spoils of war falling to the Jap
aneto at Liao Vang were of little value.
Few ol tho Alaska salmon canneries
'will have aa great an output as last
Fire raged an entire day in Progersso,
Mexico, before it could be checked
Tho loss is estimated at (1,000,000.
Russian papers claim that Viceroy
Alexicff is directly responsible for the
oleaster at Liao tang and want him
put out.
The losses of both sides at the Liao
Yang battle aie estimated at 60,000,
of which the Russians lost 20,000 and
tho' Japaneeo 30,000.
The deported Colorado miner who
confessed to having a part in the Inde
pendence outrage says tho others im
picated with him nre all officers and
members of the United Mineworkere.
The Japanese are on two sides of
A land mine at Fort Arthur killed
700 Japanese.
The great dock strike at Marseilles,
France, 1b being gradually broken up.
Rockefeller interests are said to be
behind a new railroad to the Pacific
J. J. Hill is reported to have sold
hie two new mammoth steamers to
The Russian drydock at Dalny has
been repaired and is Leing used by the
The Russian war office expects a
great battle at Mukdeu, if the Japanese
continue to advance.
A deported Colorado miner in Kan
sas has given the names of the strikers
who planned the Independence outrage.
The grand encampment of Knights
Templars, in testion at San Francisco,
selected Saratoga, N. Y., as the plate
for the next conclave, in July, 1007.
The defenders of Poit Arthur fortress
are becoming greatly disheartened and
are not ottering as stubborn a resis
tance. The Japanese are capturing
many Junks.
Kuropatkin'a column is 15 miles
Viceroy Alexleff has moved hie head
quarters from Vladivostok to Harbin.
General MacArthur recommends that
a cavalry post be established in the
Willamette valley.
The government asks for a deed for
the right of way of the canal and port
age road at The Dalles.
The Balmon pack of the Columbia
river for the spring and summer is
larger than that of last year.
Three hundred more men have been
asked for to repair the warships at
Vladivostok. The work will take three
Shippers have been notified that,
effective October 1, a war duty of 10
cents a sack will be taxed on flour en
tering Japanese ports.
Owing to the discovery of consider
able defects in some of the vessels
which recently underwent their trial
trips, the Russian Baltic squadron will
not bo able to leave for the Far East
before November.
Republicans carried Vermont in the
state election by a slightly increased
plrallty over the election of 1000,
A tented city has been erected at
Duner for the treatment of consump
tives. Fourteen regiments have gone from
Japan to rcplaco losses sustained
around Trot Arthur. ,
A Cinese merchant has been urged to
accept tho olflco of myor of a Mexican
town, but he refused.
Crown Prlnco Frederick William is
betrothed to the Duchess Cecelia,
Five men from Cleveland, Ohio, wero
drowned In Lake Erie by tho capsizing
of their naptha launch.
Tho federal government has men
looking over the Yakima valley for a
guliablo Irrigation project.
A premature explosion of nitro-glyc-erineat
Upper Sandusky, 0 killed
five and Injured a number of others.
The report submitted by engineers
on tho irrigation of tbo sections do.
jMindont on tho Columbia and Snako
rlvora for water is not bright.
Danker Lived on What He Could
Pick for Days After Escaping.
Fort Worth, Tex., Bent. 13. A dis
patch to tho Record from Koswoll, N
M., says:
Ranker Kiland has returned to hli
homo at Portales, N. M., and verified
the story that ho had been held by brl
ganda in tho state of Sonora, Mexico
He has lost 50 pounds in flesh. Ho
is known as a conservative business
man, and tho story that he had fallen
Into the hands of brigands, who de
manded tanBom from his wlfo at For
tales, N. M., was not doubted. He was
forced by the bandits to writo to his
wife and to sign tho namo of George
Reese. Ho said:
"I was captured August 0 by four
men, and they robbed mo of everything
I had. I think it was in the state of
Sonora, Mexico. Thev immediately
carried me to the mountains and I wss
made to walk every day and was fed
very little. Atnightlnas tied with
ropes. On pain of instant death the
bandits made me write the letter to my
wife demanding the ransom, compelled
me to sign the name of Goorgo Reese
and made me misspell the namo. The
letter was mailed from the town of
Oputn. They chanced positions every
day and marched mo through the
mountains until the night of August
30, w in n I made my escape. I secured
a sharp rock and cut tho ropes that
bound me and left while Ihey slept.
"For four davs I wandered through
the mountains in search of a road, liv
ins on berries, rabbits and young
birds, and finally reached a railroad at
a distance of 60 miles from where
"I beat my way on a lumber train to
Douglas, Alii., and then went to El
Paso, Tex., where I borrowed money
on which to come to Portales.
Arguments of Iron and Steel Men
Regarding New Scale Heard
Chicago, Sept. 13. A board of con
ciliation selected by the Republic Iron
& Steel company and 20,000 of its em
ployes has met here to tlx a scale of
wages for the coming year. Today ar
guments of employers were heard.
The dispute which the board is to
settle arose over the desire of the com
pany to reduce the wages o' its skilled
"merchant" ironwoikers from 6 to 15
per cent. As provided in the working
agreement which has been rn force
since 1001, conference committees from
the company and the unions having
failed to agree on an adjustment of
wages, the matter was left to a board of
The arguments of the company tend
ed to show that reduction in business
combined with large outlays in the
erection of new plants, did not justify
the continuation of last year's wage
scale. Theie claims were met by the
steel workers' repressntative with the
contention that the number of employ
es has been reduced in several plants,
thns comparatively lightening the ex
River Steamers Have Made Last
Trip for the Season.
Feattle, Sept. 13. A epical dispatch
to the Post-Intelligencer from Dawson,
Y. T., warns persons at coast points
not to attempt to enter Alaska this tall
expecting to catch steamers at Dawson
for the new Tanana district and Fair
banks. Five hundred people are now
at Dawson anxious to go down the river
to the new camp, with no steamers
The steamer Light left Dawson yes
terday for Fairbanks with n 500 ton
cargo, which yielded (25,000 in freight
charges. The Northern Commercial
company yesterday refused to send the
steamer Sarah with a cargo yielding
(25,000 charges and passes-era down the
river, fearing the ice would close before
she could get back.
Hundreds are going out in small
boats from Dawson to Circle, Intending
to walk 250 miles from there to Fair
Capture Only Question of Hours.
New York, Sept. 13. Three of the
six men bandits who held up the pay
master of the O'Rourke Engineering &
Construction company for (5,000 Aug
ust 24 on a lonely highway in New
Jersey, are reported to hae been traced
to the Italian quarter of Patterson, and
their capture ia believed to be only a
question of hours. Two hundred men
have searched constantly for the high
waymen, but, although they got to
close to the gang that firearms and
articles of clothing were found, they
managed to reach town.
For Universal Alphabet.
Boston, Sept. 13. Boston university
lias Issued a circular inviting opinions
on a proposal to hold an international
conference for the purpose of adopting
a "universal alphabet" by which to in
dicate the pronunciation ol words in
the leading European languages. As a
preliminary measure it is desired to
obtain the opinion of I lie learned pub
He upon the deslralulity and practica-
blllty of the proposed conference. For
this purpose the present circular has
been sent to the members of the Ameri
can Philological association.
Important Witness Missing.
Chicago, Sept. 13. William F. Mc-
Mullin, who was operator of the "spot
light" at the Iroquois theater at the
time of thu disaster December 30. lias
disappeared. Assistant State's Attor
ney Barnes at the opening of the Sep
tember teim of court began the
preliminary arrangements to put Will
J. Davis, manager of the theater:
Thomas J. Noon assistant manager,
and Edward Cummings, tho etago car
penter, on trial.
Battleship Ohio Transferred.
San Francisco, Sept. 13. The bat
tleship Ohio was finally transferred
from her builders to tho United States
navy, the government being represent
ed in the ceremony by Captain Leavitt
O. Logan, who is hei commanding offi
cer. The Ohio will be for a time on
the Pacific station, but her ultimate
destination is thought to be China.
Ktiropatliin in Suddenly Fac
ing A tiou I Saved the Day.
Japanese Abandon Idea of Heading
Orr Slavs and Both Sides arc
Taking a Needed Rest.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 12. It seems
to bo established detlultely that Field
Marshal Oyama'a tired troops on Wed
nesday abandoned tho attempt to head
off General Kuropatkin, whoso army
arrived safely at Mukden, after fright
ful experiences, floundering through
mud and ml re. over tho Manchurlan
Descriptions of the scenes along the
lino of retreat are almost incredible
They tell how tho men lay down in tho
mud and slept in a drenching ruin.
It is evident that the last determined
effort of the Japanese to bring Kuro
patkin to bay. was made on Tuesday,
but the Russian commander in chief
faced about and with two corps of nr
tillery boat off the Japanese while the
remainder of tho troops continued to
march to Mukden. After that, tlio
Japanese could only hang on to the
flanks and try to shell the retreating
columns from tho bills. Tlio outposts
are still in contact, but they aro not
even exchanging shots.
A late dispatch sent tonight from
Mukden describes the horrible plight
of the tentless and shelterless soldiers.
The detaialed statement of the Rusisan
losses, which it is promised will be is
sued today, is awaited with Intense in
terest. Tho general expectation is that
the losses will approxinate 20,000, as
against 30,000 for the Japanese.
The work of burying the dead was
left to the Japanese, who were forced
to attempt the task aB a matter of self
preservation, but it was an almost im
possible undertaking. The awful rains
have handicapped the work of crema
tion, on which the Japanese relied, and
only shallow trench burials were possi
ble in many cases. Not only is such
burial one of great difficulty, but
it is
almost valueless from a sanitary
of view, the storms undoing it
after it is accomplished.
Russia Will Divide It and Make Ku
ropatkin Chief Commander.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 12. Besides
the formation ol two fresh army corps
as the first answer to the Japanese suc
cess at Liao Yang, the Russian army at
the front will bo reorganized, probably
in the form of two armies, in com
mand of General Linevitch and Gen
eral Baron Kaulbar, respectively, with
General Kuiopatkin as commander 1
chief. General Kaulbar will go ou
with tne two army corps now organiz
ing in the governments of Kazan
Odessa, Vilna and Kieff. General
Linevitch has been ordered by tele
graph from Vladivostok to Mukden,
This decision is due in part doubt
less to the growing unwieldiness of the
big force under General Kuropatkin i
command, and winch will be largel
increased by constant icinforcements.
General Kuropatkin heretofore has
bandied every detail of the vast or gam
zat.on. The work is too much for one
man, and he is now almost broken
down under the strain. It is knowi
that the emperor is personally one of
Kuropatkin s strong supporters, and
is thought the general will in all prob
ability retain chief command of the
two armies. Knropatk:n, however.
has been seriously criticized by some of
the emperor a close military advisers.
and It is possible he may eventually
be superseded. It is understood the
emperor's Inspection of the Baltic fleet
at CronBtadt today is the last he will
make, and that the fleet, when It leaves
Libau, will proceed to the Far hast.
Fortress Is Disheartened.
Toklo, Sept. 12. Unofficial news re
ceived here from points near Port Ar
thur suggests that the garrison at the
fortress is much disheartened. The
ships of the harbor have ceased seri
ously to oppose the approach of Japan.
ese reconnoitering vessels, which have
tbqs been enabled to ascertain that the
battleship Sveastopnl is in a crippled
condition, while others are more or
less damaged. The number of soldiers
who surrender la increasing dally.
Several junka laden with provisions
and ammunition have been captured.
Japanese Take Many Junks.
Wei Hal Wei, Sept. 12. The ves
sels which were sent out from here to
investigate the firing of last night re
port that the Hashes of the guns were
plainly visible; they were, unable
however, to ascertain whether the Jai
anese were firing upon Russian ships
which had escaped from Port Arthur
or upon Chinese junks. The activity
of the Japaneso in catching junks
makes the jatter supposition tlio more
probable. Eighteen junks have been
captured by the Japanese during the
last few days.
Preparing for Another Assault.
Chefoo, Sept. 12. Apparently well
informed Japaneso who readied Che
foo from Port Dalny today report that
tho Japanese army before Port Arthi r
is preparing to make another assault
upon tho fortress. Japanese agents
litre are sending to Port Dalny 70,000
gunnysacks and endeavoring to secure
00,000 more. It is reported that these
sacks aro to bo filled with sand and
used to fill up portions of tlio moat pro
tecting the Russian right flank.
Japanese Raise Vessels.
Chefoo, Sept. 12. The Russian dry
dock at Port Dalny has been repaired,
and a Japanese torpedo boat destroyer
is now undergoing repans there. Tho
Japanese raised tho vessel which had
been sunk at the entrance ol the dry
dock by the Russians when they evacu
ated Poit Dalny,
Chicago Butchers Have Acknowl
edged Their Defeat,
Chicago, Sept. . The slrlko of tho
butcher workmen, which has demoral
ised thu meat packing Industry
thtoughoiit thu country lor the Inst
two mouths, was officially declared off
tonight by President Michael .1. Don
nelly, of tlio Amalgamated Meat Cut
ters and Butchers Workmen of Amor,
Mr. Donnelly this morning tele
graphed tho members of tho national
executive committee asking their con
sent to an announcement of tho end of
tho struggle, and tonight, having re
celved favcrablo answers from all, ho
declared tho strike of tho members of
his oruanltation would end at tnid
nliiht. Tlio strike of the mcniN'in of tho
affiliated unions at tho stockyards, who
quit work In sympathy with the butch
ers, w'lil lie officially called off tomor
row morning at n meeting of tho con
ference board of tho allied trades.
Tliis was decided upon at a meeting of
the central body of tho allied trades
held tonight.
Tlio general body was nt first In fav
or of continuing tlio strike, but Mr.
Donnelly, who was present, announced
that the men were defeated, ami In or
der to save his union from being totally
disrupted, ho would order his men to
return to work in the morning, no mat
ter what course might be taken by oth
er unions.
As tho other unions hail uu griev
ance, but had gone on strike to aid the
butchers, there was nothing left for
them but to follow the lend of Mr.
Donnelly, nnd they, too, decided to call
off the strike as fur as they were con
cerned. When the packers wero notified to
night that it had been decided to end
the strike, they announced they would
give places as far as possible to the
skilled men, but it was stated at tho
same time that many of these men
would bo unable to secure their old
places, as In many cases tlio work was
being performed in a satisfactory man
ner by men who had been secured since
the commencement of the strike.
Kuropatkin Reports on Ills Success
ful Retreat to Mukden.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 10 General
Kuropatkin reports that he did not lose
a gun during tho retreat. He also
states that General Kuroki's army is
about 27 miles eastward of tho railroad
and that General Oku's army is 20
miles west of the railroad. The gen
eral staff expects a big battle will hi
From the general's report, It leems
evident that lie is tcntatittoly prepar
ing to meet the Japanese again should
Field Marshal Uyama continue to press
northward. Nothing more important
than rearguard actions marked the
march to Mukden. The region sotitl
of that city ia now clear of Russians
It is evident that Kuropatkin ia taking
precautions to prevent the Japanese
from creeping around his flanks, as he
reports that the Japanese cavalry scout
ing wide on his Hanks.
'J he best information of the w ar office
indicates that General Kuroptakin lout
about 17,000 men during tho ton days
battle at Lino ang.
A brief Mukden dispatch received
from one of tho Associated Press Rus
sian correspondents, dated Sept. 7, is
really the latest word from the front
It was probably all the censor would
allow to be sent, and offers no solution
of the question whether General Kmo-
patkin is continuing his march noitl
ward But it seen.s to indicate that
such a course is contingent upon the
ability of Field Marshal Oyama to In
to repeat at Mukden tin- enveloping
movement which failed nt Liao Yang.
The only thing certain seems to hi- that
for the moment everything is quiet. If
the armies continue to race noitliward
to Tieling I'asB, 40 miles north of .Muk
ten, in the opinion of the best military
critics, it will become ol supreme im
portance to Genera! Kuropatkin it tl.e
loor of bis retreat is closed there. In
the event of defeat, he would lie forced
westward into Mongolia.
Noted Veteran Is Dead.
Batlimore, Sept. 10. Major Seton,
of New York, a veteran of the United
States army In the Civil and Spanish-
American wars, a noted Indian fighter
with General Crook, a brother o
Archbishop Seton, of Rome, and a
grandeon of Mother Elizabeth Ann
Bailey Seton, founder of the bisters of
Charity in the United States, is dead
hire, aged fiO years. About a year ago
lie contracted pneumonia while sta
tioned in Arizona, and coming east,
fell a victim to tulierculoals. His last
service was in the Philippines.
Made a Small Haul.
Welter, Idaho, Sept. 10. A daring
hold-up was perpetrated at Council,
about HO miles from here, early this
morning. About 1 o'ciock a man en
tered the saloon at the Overland hotel
and at the point of a revolver com
pelled the bartender and another man
to hold up their hands while he went
through the money drawer of tho faro
table. lie got two sacks containing
(200 in paper and currency, but over
looked another ono, containing (,100 in
gold, which was in the s&mo
Drowned While Swimming.
Independence, Or., Sept. 10. Frank
Khoner, a Bohemian of Sclo, while
swimming In the rivnr at tlio Churchill
place, five miles south of Independence,
was drowned late yesterday afternoon.
The dead man got n a swift current.
Another Bohemian was nearly ill owned
but was saved by a pole thrown out by
nother man. Khoner wan picking
hops for II. Hill. He was a man of
family, about CO years old, and hail a
good reputation.
Water Is Getting Scarce.
South Bend, Wash,, Sept. 0. The
long spell of dry weather lias brought
lmoBl a water famine in tlio city.
Residents on high ground havo been
without water fiom city mains for
weeks and tlio mills will havo to short
en tlioir running hours If rain does not
soon come,
Seed Yield lit Willamette Valley
Will Not Go Over 10 Bushels.
Salem. All of tho llnx of tho crop
of till) I tins been harvested and tlio
threshing thereof has Just boon till'
Ished. Aa wna tho ease with all
other agricultural cropa tlila year In
tho Wlllninetto Valley, for tho Ural
t Into In a decade, tho yield was unusu
ally light, that la so far as Bed In con
corned, nnd not to exceed ton bushels
of llax wna realized per ucro tlila
year. Mr. llosso, however, considers
this n pretty good yield, taking all
thlnga Into coiinldoriitlou, mid ho Is
In nowlso disappointed as it result.
Tho nverngo yield of llax seed per
aero. In Oiokuii. no far aa tho oxpor
teuco ot Mr. Ilosao goes, la about 0
Mr. IIossp. however, snya that he
places no dependence whntovor upon
tlio need yield of his Full crop, aa ttie
most liupoitant Item In tlio huslnesH
la tho culture of tho Max seed fm- the
tlbro. Ho can get nil of tho seed he
wants, and, If tlio quality of tlio tlbro
or tho quantity would bo mutoi hilly
tneronsed by harvesting tbo llax be
fore tho seed wan ripe, ho would not
takes tlio seed question undorciiiialdor
ntlon. ns tho tlhroun mirtlon of the
Oregon llax plant Is tlio must vnhinhle
part of It. nnd that la whnt ho la look
Ing for. TnkliiK all oluo Into cousld
oration ho la well pleased with the
outcome of this year's, crop and Is
satisfied that ho hna obtained an ex
cellent grade ot fibre-producing llax
this year, although the quantity Is
not all that ho desired.
John Day Anthracite Relieved to
be of Great Richness.
Prnlrlo City. Tlio development of
tbo John Day coalfields, near Mount
Vernon, uro disclosing a largo deposit
of anthracite coal. A United States
analysis states that It hna no equal
except in tho Pennsylvania hard coal.
Tho work done so far liaa uoon
mado under tho management of Rob
ert Hlnes. of Canyon City, and con
sists of three Incline shafts of n
depth of 74. 02 and 65 feet, of which
all struck the eoal hods, and with It
n largo How uf water, which stopped
the work thereon for lack of pumpa.
A fit! foot crosscut tunnel has been
run. where they also bad to stop work
on account of water, when they en
countered the ninl deposit.
Ono tunnel emasi uttlng the coal
beds to ascertain the width uf the
eoal deposit, Is In fit feet, anil hna five
veins of coal with a lC-lnch solid
sandstone wall between earli vein, and
theie may bo many more of sueh
veins. Tlila tunnel la only 10 feet
below the surface.
James Smith tins drilled 111 feet
down on tho coal deposit, tho cnpacl
ty of tho innehlue all Is coal. It It
now tho purpose of tho coal prospoc
torn to get n drilling outfit of n 1000-
foot rapacity to prove tho depth ol
tho coal deposit.
Pendleton's New SOinolhoiiscs,
Pendleton. The Pendleton School
Hoard has awarded the contract for
tho construction of threo school build
ings to II. K. Cook, n contractor of Hits
city. For tlio construction of two eight
room buildings. Mr. Cook agrees to
do tho work for $31,703. Spokane
pressed brick will be used and If Vi
ton pressed brli k Is ngreiti upon the
cost Is to tin $1000 lower. For the
four-room building, Cook's figures are
(11,033, piovlded Sroknno proxsml
brick la used. With Weston brick the
building will bo c-onatnicted for (10.-
0.13. Work on the buildings will begin
nt once, hut It la not believed the
scliiHilhousea will be completed and
ready for occupancy before tho first
of tho year.
Willamette Falls I'lshway.
Oregon City. Contractor K. I'.
Hands has completed tlio construc
tion of the state flsh-lader nt tho Wil
lamette Knlls In this city. Ily meana
of tho Improvement tho Fall run of
salmon will be enabled to reach the
upper Willamette River and estab
lish spawning grounds in tho Molnlln,
Santlam and McKenzlo nnd other
streams tributary to tho Willamette
Tho flshway consists of a succesalon
of 12 pools that havo been blasted
out of solid rock, the baalna being lo
cated at Intervals of about threo feet
and extending to tho crest ot tho falls.
Rustlers to tie Run Out.
Valo. Tho nowly formed organiza
tion of Malheur County stockgrowora
la planning somo good work this Boa-
son in the way of ridding tho country
of horaothlovea. On account of tho or
ganlzatlnn of stock rustlers In this
county, tho meetings will bo Bccrct,
and nil names of rommlttco members
will bo kept from tho public. Tho as
sociation Is n strong ono. Tho follow
ing aro officers: President, T. W. Hal-
llday, vico-proslilont of tho First Nn
tlonul hank of Valo;
secretary, J. H
Kdwards, of Doll.
Records Taken to LaGrande.
La flrnndo. Tho county sent of
Union County la safely anchored In
La Grand o nt last. Tho county neat
oxocutlvo commltteo hired sovernl
teams and started out for Union, n din-
tanco of 12 miles, to bring tho county
records, safes, etc., to this city, nnd
succeeded In bringing most of thorn
over In ono dny. It wub nocessnry to
mako another trip to bring tho fix
Displays for State fair.
Forest Orovo. Tho women of tho
Washington County Lowls nnd Clark
Club aro preparing nn oxcollent dis
play of fruits, grains, vegetables and
phntngrnpliB of local Industries for ex
hibition ut tbo coming Htnto Fair.
This exhibition will form tho nucleus
of WuBlilngton County's exhibit at tho
Lowls and ClarkFnlr
Northwest Wheat Markets.
Portland Walla Walla, 77c;
hlueBteip, 82c; valley, 83c,
Tacorna Illuestem, 82e; club, 77c.
Albany 78o.
Salem 8()c.
Colfax Club, f)8c; bluestom, 7.'lc.
Pendleton Club, OOu; blueutem,
LaGrande Club, 05c; bluestom, 70e.
Grave Problem I'uies Stockmen
Willamette Valley.
Salem. "Thoio will bo hundreds of
Wlllninetto Valley farmers with eat.
tlo this Winter and with not enough
food for them," anyn J, K. Honrs, of
McCoy. "It would scorn absurd to
say ttiat livestock In tho Willamette
Valley will Htnrvo this Winter ho
cmiso of tho scarcity ot feed, but I
shall not ho surprised If ninny cattle
die this Winter ot starvation, The
farmers havo morn cattlo than they
want, tliero Is no market for them mid
tho liny mid grain crops weio so sliint
there Is not feed enough."
Thin statement, mmto by Mr. Hears,
was repeated to n well-known whole
sale butcher, nnd his comment wns.
"Mr. Hoaia linn stated tho situation
Just about lis It Is. Tho outlook Is
oiy had for the farmer with beef
cattle, and with feed (is scarce ns It
Is now, stock will bo In pretty poor
condition this Winter. The fanner
can't sell his cuttle, unci there won't
tie feed enough fur them unless It Is
shipped In. The price of feed Is high
ami tho pi lex uf initio low. It won't
puy to ship the cuttle nut uf tho Val
ley to Winter tlii'lii. If fnrmera buy
feed to Winter their cattlo they must
do so nt iv loss. I wouldn't like to any
Hint cuttle will starve In the Wlllnin
etto Valley, hut- well, Mr. Hears la
not far from right."
This unfortunate situation arises
front two causes, nil ovorstipply ol
beef cattlo nnd an unprecedented
shortage of feed, liny Is now selling
nt 111 to (12 n ton, or about 30 per
cent higher than usual. Tho out
crop wns hut n small part ot whnt la
usually harvested In tho Valley, and
many farmers aro now buying fur
their horses. Pasturage has been
very poor all Hummer, nnd unless
tliero aro early rains there will not
bo much grnss this Fall before cold
weather slops its growth.
Salem Men Aid In llulldlng
Road from Dallas.
Salem. Tho plan for tho construe
Hon of n railroad between Salem and
Dallas took effective form when Presi
dent I., (lerllnger. of the Dulles, Fulls
City & Salem Railway Company, sub
milled to the O renter Snleni Couimer
clnl Club n proposition under which
he offers to build the mad. Ills offer
Is to extend the present Falls City
Dallas mad to Hnlom. The present
lino Is ten miles long. The IT, mile ex
tension to Salem will eost $120.1)00.
and Mr. ti.-i linger will build, equip
and operate the road If tho eltlxens
of Salem will take J 1 00 000 bonds of
the road. The bonds ore to be n first
lien, nut only upon the new road but
tho present road nnd Iheeqiilpmmit
Tho bonds will mature In ten years,
and bear Interest at G per cent.
The committee of business men
having the mutter In charge are satis
lied that tho security would bo good
and the club showed Its approval of
inn proposition by directing tho com
mlttoe to proceed at once in secure
subscriptions to the bond Issue. This
road, If constructed, will not only glvi
convenient transportation between
Dallas and Salem, but will provide
means of hauling lugs nnd lumber
from the timber country nroiuul Falls
City to the Willamette river. It ts
announced that tho Falls City road
will Immediately ho extended n few
miles west to lap it larger belt of
timber, nn dthere In n very general
opinion that the road will be extended
westwnrd across thu Coast ItiuiKo to
the Slletz.
Threshing Machine Hunted.
Albany. The threshing machine f
Lawrence and Samuel Hardmnn was
destroyed by fire while operatlriK on
tho Raymond Ilurkhart place a few
miles fiom Lebanon rerently
The machine was In operation when
suddenly llnmes hutst from tho Inter
ior of the machine In every direction
Tho sepnrntor wns enveloped In the
flames, and It wns Impossible to do
tnoro thnn prevent tho tiro from
spreading to tho grain and straw
The engine was hooked to tho sepa
rator ami tno burning machine was
drugged Into the brush, beyond the
reach of tlio grain.
Names of Shcepklllcrs Known.
Lakevlow. It Is snld the District
Attornoy hero has the names of five
of tho shcepklllers who participated
In tho crimes at Benjamin Lake, early
In tho season, and that ho has conclu
sive evidence against them. No
chnrgOB hnvo been filed against them,
nut it is thought there will ho In the
near future. Tho sheepmen of Lane
county havo Just held a meeting and
perfected iirrangenientB for an organ
Izntlon for future protection. Wil
liam Harney was elected president
nnd S. II. Chandler secretary.
Survey of Salem. Portland Line.
Oregon City. Tho party of survey
ors that Is making tho preliminary
survey for Iho proposed l'ortlntul-Sa-lem
Hurt ilc lino nio now nt work In
tho vicinity of Cnnemah. This Infor
mation wna given by a member of the
party. At i;annmuii tho stnKcs nre
being set along tho hlufT to Iho south
of this auburn, which confirms the
belief of many Hint tho proposed line
will effect u Juncture with tho lino of
tlio Oregon Wnlcr Power & Itallwny
Company at Canomiih nnd provo but
an extension or tho OrogonClty-l'ort.
laud electric railway.
Take Horses to Alberta.
Pendleton. M. W. Ilrlggs and
Jnmos Nolson of this plneo, left this
wook for Alberta, taking n carload of
brood mines and fnrm Implements, to
rosiilo between Fort McClotid and KM
nary. Horsos aro exceedingly high
thorn, bringing fiom $100 to $ 1 r,0 u
bend, and llioy expect to go to raising
horses in connection with farming.
Mr. Ilrlggs was for seven years In tho
government Borvlco ns onglnoor nnd
curpontor at tho Umatilla Indian
Harvest Season Near an End.
Pondloton. Ilnrvost will bo com
ploted In tho noxt 10 days In this vi
cinity, with tho oxcoptlon of tho hill
land on tho reservation. Quito a
number of steam threshers and a fow
combines havo pulled In for tho sea
son. A largo portion of tho grain Is
hauled In, and tho hauling also will
be conipleto In at least two weeks,
Japanese arc Close Upon the Heels
of itiiropulhln.
London, Sept. H. Tim dent III of hit
mediate press mill official dispatches
from the recent neliinl sent of tho Far
ICnslorn struggle continues. It Is nil
milled by the Itusslnn wnr nlllco Hint
no telegrams whatever wero recoiled
from General Kuropatkin homing
lnesday'n dale, tlio Inst message, to
the emperor from the general being
doled September 6, nnd briefly telling
that tho army was uilvniieiiig north
until; that it had extricated Itself (nun
a dangerous position; that there was
constant cniinoiiadlng of the real guard,
and that the tosses on that day weio
about 100. The situation, In the light
of the latest information, u ay Ihi
summed up as follows :
The llusslaus are pushing on to Muk
den, greatly Impeded by heavy ruins
mid Hoods, conducting an orderly ie
treat, and billowed step by step by the
Japanese. Details of tho lighting nnd
of the exact position of tho opposing
nrmlen ate lacking.
'Iho report that Kuropitkln's tear
giinid has been niiulhiliiled, mid I lull
the Itusslnn lorees nre In danger of lin
ing surrounded, Is denied by tho Itus
slnn general stuff. I he Ktissliill war
olllco is entirely eoiitlili nl I lint tho re
Irenl is slowly, but nirclv, being efft cl
od. From I'iiUo comol the official lepnrt
that the bulk of the Russian forces Is
still nt Venial. The .Inpniicso Held
marshal, In an extended report ol tho
lighting up to September I, says the
ItussluiiH burned all the inltroiid
bridges over the Tnltr. river, nnd pre
dicts that, w Idle the Japanese list ol
cnttinltlcn Is not yet completed, Iho
losses will prove I envy.
Viceroy Alexleff In on his wny from
llsrhln to Mukden. The bends ol
Kuropalklu's long commissary tislus
have passed through Mukdeu, slid nrt
continuing northward.
The attack on Port Arthur contin
ues, snd Chinese arriving at Chefoo
ssy the Itnrslnn garrison cxhcU a gen
eral laud and sea attack today.
Modification of Rules Regarding
Contraband Expected Soon,
London, Sept. H, The pielliulnnry
representations made by Count lleiirk-
endoiff, the Bosnian ambassador to the
foreign illlee, indicates that Itussls Is
on the point of making substantial con
cesslcns In the I'nltod Stairs and (Inst
llrilain regarding the question of con
traband nl war, ns a result of the sub
mission by Foreign Minister Ijimsdorl
of the lepnrt of the general commis
sion to F.iuporor Nicholas tislny, to
gether with the Information trans
mitted by Amliii'Siidor lteckendollf
showing t'ie views of the British gov
ernment. The Itusslnn foreign minister Is ex
pected tu present to Ihe Iliitish govern
ment, through Mr Charles llariiige,
the British nuilutssador to Russia, to
morrow, the formal reply of tho litis
kln government. It ia understood in
official einles hero that Itussla, while
not in knowledglng herself nt fault for
the cnptuie made liy her ships In tho
past, will more selrt ally describe
the conditions under which certain
gmsls, sin ii us foodstuffs, and cotton,,
become in her view coutiabaud.
Evaluation of Mukden Also Means.
Losses Greater Than Intimated.
Ht. Petersburg, Kept. 7 It la impos
sible nl this hour to obtain any state
ment from tln authorities rigiirdlng
the repented preparations for Iheubiuiil
oiimeiit of Mukden.
The advices Iroui Mukden glo this
l!rt intimation that such n lourso is
contemplated. If it turns out to bo
true, it means tbo abandonment of tbo
whole of Southern .Manchuria nnd th
winding up of tho pnsetit campaign.
In fact, should Mukdeu be evacnatiil,
theie would Im no point for wintering
the army of 2MI,lllill, with ItH many
wounded, short of llaibin.
On tho othei hand, the evacuation ol
Mukden would give Field Mniehnl
Oyama commodious winter ipiarteis nnd
the practical control of two lines of
railway. Tho Kliichou-Sluminllu Hue,
tapping rich Chlneso territory, stopn
little short of Mukdeu, with which it
is connected by a good wagon road.
Desire for Peace Growing.
St. Petersburg, Sept. K. Pence Is Imi
ing eagerly discussed by thousands ol
Russians in this city and in Moscow,
notwithstanding what is deemed the
military splendor of Kuiopatkiu's re
treat. The Novoo Vreyma, sounding
public opinion suggests a basis of agree
ment whereby Japan would receive
Sakhalin Kumschatka, tho Kuriles, tlio
Himidore islands, tho Liao Tung penin
sula and supremacy In Korea. The irov-
emment is not likely immediately to-
lavor vne men ol peaco, but may yield
Much Ammunition Yet on Warship.
London, Sept. H. Thu Chronicle's
coi respondent at Chefoo, telegraphing
tonight, says that 10,1100 Japanese sick
and woiiiiiled me at Dalny ; that over
half ol them aro Hollering from hurl
beri, and that they succumb rapidly.
Wiring from Shanghai, the Dally Tele
graph's correspondent snys that tho
authorities at Tsingtnu hnvo discovered
that Iho magazines of Iho Russian bat
tleship Czaiovilcli aro still filled with
ammunition, and that tbo alleged serl-
ou b dnmagu beneath her water
lio Is
entirely Imaginary,
Take Awful Plunge.
Moborly, Mo,, Sept. 8. Tho south
bound Wnbaeh passenger train which
left Des Molnoa for Ht. Louis nt (1:10 a.
m., wafl wrecked today near Pendleton,
Mo., killing eight passengers nnd in
Juring 60 others. Immediately upon
receipt of the news of the wreck, a re
lief train was sent nut and tlio ilend
nnd more seriously injured wero brought
back hero. The train was woll fllt,,l
It being estimated thnt there worn
about 600 persons on board.
Great force Soon to Reach front.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 8. It is Ht,iin',i
that by the end of October, the Fnnril,
Eighth and Thirteenth army corns
totaling 102,000 men, will reach tho
front, nnd that boforo the end of Sep.
tamber 1,100 guns will havo he,.,, ,ii..
pate hod to General Kuropatkin