t Bohemia Nugget Bohemia Nunft Pub. Co, COTTAGE GROVE OREGON. NEWS OnilE WEEK In a Condensed Form for Our Ensy Readers. A Resume of the Less Important but Not Less Interesting Events of the Past Week. Norway and Sweden have signed a treaty of separation. Norway now looks to Prince Charles, of Denmark, as her future ruler. In the Cuban elections Palmas was overwhelming! elected president. Ex-State Treasurer Salmon, of Mis souri, has been indicted for banking fraud. Three men were killed in a wreck on the Oregon Short Line near Weiser, Idaho. J. J. Hill, of the Great Northern railroad, has just celebrated his 67th birthday. The Portland A Seattle railroad is to be extended from Kennewick, Wash., to the Canadian boundary. The livestock show at the exposition resulted in a great victory for Oregon breeders, who carried off awards in al most every class. Great preparations are being made for Portland day at the Lewis and Clark exopsition, when an admission of 100,000 is looked for. Representative Chinese in this conn try are urging upon their government the necessity of negotiating a new treaty with the United States. The president has about concluded his plans for a southern trip. He may not visit New Orltana at this time on account of yellow fever, but will make a special trip to that city later. Spain and Belgium have arranged an arbitration treaty. The Odd Fellows sovereign grand lodge will meet at Toronto next year. The government if still paying five pensions on account of the Revolution ary war. Sockeye salmon are plentiful in the Eraser river, B. C, but there iB no market for them. A Santa Fe train was derailed near Newton, Kansas. Several persons were injured, one of whom will die. Minister Takahira, now at Washing ton, will be sent to St. Petersburg, and Baron Kaneko will probably succeed him in this country. A landslide on Mount San Paolinb, Sicily, buried a town at the foot of the mountain. The inhabitants had been warned and most of them escaped. A paymaster's train on the Reading road collided with a milk train near Harrisburg, Pa. Pay checks amount ing tc over $50,000 were scattered in every direction. A dynamite bomb explode 1 in a New York tenement shook up the whole neighborhood. That nobody was seri ously injured appears remarkable. The work was that of the Italian "Black Hand." The president of Venezuela has snubbed a French diplomat. Two men were killed and 43 injured in the Nevada railroad wreck. Advocates of a republic for Norway are again coming to the front. More earthquake shocks are being felt in Italy. Panic reigns among the villagers. The bank of Nordstrand, Minn., a private institution, has closed its doors. It is capitalized at $10,000. Vandals visited the two Catholic cemeteries at Escanaba, Mich., and de molished the crosses on over 200 monu ments. President of Hull, of the Great Northern, in an address to farmers of Southern Minnesota, condemned regu lation of railroad rates. Rebels in German South Africa sur prised a convoy, practically annihilat ed its escort of German troops, cap tured thousands of cattle, 122 wagons, many rifles and a quantity of ammu nition. Franco-Germman negotiations rel ative to Morocco have been resumed and it is believed a definite arrange ment is nearing completion. Germany has checked the outbreak of cholera. New York primary elections are to be the scene of a warm contest. A man in a dressmakers' convention at Chicago caused a panic until he was ejected. Ohio Democrats say the tariff is not to be the chief issue of the campaign in that state. The Odd Fellows' sovereign grand lodge is considering the erection of a $1,000,000 sanitarium for consumptive members at Las Vegas, New Mexico. While all points have not been set tled, p:ace between, Norway and Swed en is assured. Sixty of the most elaborately equip ped Pullman cars ever used west of the Missouri river have been put on the Union Pacific from Omaha to California and Portland. PROGRESSIVE IDAHO. No Time Being Lost on the Boise Payette Irrigation Work. Washington, Sept. 25. The Reclam ation service has made the following announcement : "The engineer in charge of the Boise-Payette project, Idaho, have made such progress w ith preliminary work that the board of consulting en gineers will n eet at Boise October IS tc consider plana and decide on future anangmeents. The splendid woik of the Water Users' association in harm onising the many conflicting claims of private interest in lands, canals and water rights is beginning to bear fruit, and it is believed that practically noth ing stands in the way of early construc tion. "About 100,000 acres are already ir rigated in this section, but plans for the full development of the natural re sources of the valleys which will come under this project are of such magni tude as to be beyond the reach of com munity effort. "The present estimated cost of the entire system is nearly $11,000,000, and completed works will supply water to approximately 372,000 acres of land. On account of the restricted condition of available reclamation funds, how ever, a portion of the project has Wen selected which, though only an integer of the whole, will yet complete the pro ject itself. "The Fayette and Boise valleys con stitute one of the most attractive sec tions of the West. Progress in agri culutre in this vciinity in the past few years, and the consequent growth of adjacent towns, furnish an excellent example of the result of irrigation and give promise of substantial and won derful development in the future." RELIEF WORK IN RUSSIA. Government Seeking to Provide Food for Famine Districts. St. Petersburg, Sept. 25. Special committees from the Department of Agriculture and Ministery of the Inter ior left here today to take charge of the relief work in the famine disrticts of Russia. The cost of this work is eetimated by the government at $20, 000,000. No acute distress has yet been reported, and the government hopes, by prompt distribution of food, seed, grain and fodder and the employ ment of the famine stricken populace on public works to tide over the people until the new harvest. The rates for the transportation of grain and fodder into the government's stricken by famine have been reduced, but the deficiency in rolling stock is the chief obstacle to the work of relief. An observer of the situtaion who re mained here this week from a tour of Southern Russia, told the Associated Press that bags of grain were piled up in the mountains at many stations. Some of these were left from the 1904 harvest, waiting for cars to move them. The termination of the war has already released some cars from the Siberian road. BUILD NEHALEM ROAD. Lytle's Announcement at Meeting of Portland Chamber of Commerce. Portland, Sept. 25. E. E. Lylte an nounces that he will build the Port land, Nehalem A Tillamook railroad, which is now tied up at its first 20 miles of road through the tangle with the Atlas Construction company. Since the retirement of Mr. Lytle from the Columbia Southern and the subsequent statement that it was his intention to engage in further railroad construction work in the state, there has been much speculation as to where his activities would first make themselves telt. The announcement of Mr. Lytle's connection with the Portland, Nehalem A Tillamook was not made as a public utterance, but in the course of a meet ing of the transportation committee of the Chamber of Commerce, called to consider the feasibility of providing for further river transportation by the Open River association. Several leading business men were present at the meet ing, among them being Mr. Lytle, who, while discussing the question before the meeting, said that it would be in convenient for him to become active in the plans under discussion, owing to his other interests, the chief of which was the Portland A Nehalem road. Wireless in the Navy. Washington, Sept. 25. A report was received at the bureau ot equipment of the navy from the Washington navy yard to the effect that the wireless telg egraph station had the previous night overheard signals transmitted from 29 wireless stations along the Atlantic coat. Among the stations heard were Hatteras, New York and Boston navy yards; New Haven, Savannah, New port, Lynn, Mass., Highland of Nave sink, Atlantic City and Philadelphia; the battleships Maine and Alabama and cruiser Columbia, now off the coast. Go After Railroads Next. Chicago, Sept. 25. The prosecution of the railroads for violations of the Elkins law relating to giving and re ceiving of rebates will follow the plead ing guilty of the four representatives of the Sulzberger A Swarzchild company to a charge of conspiring to receive illegal rebateB from the railroads. Au thority for this statement is District Attorney Morrison, and he was em phatic in his declaration that the gov ernment would go after the railroads. Jail Penalty for Striking. Warsaw, Russian Poland, Sept. 25. ' The military governor has issued a proclamation warning workingmen that they will be imprisoned for three months if they carry out their threat to strike, as a protest against acts of the government. PACKERS PAY FINE One Is Nervous Wreck and Jail Sentence Is Remitted. GUILTY OF ACCEPTING REBATES An Aggregate Fine of $25,000 It Paid by Four Officials of Beef Trust. Chicago, Sept. 23. Four otllcials of the Schwarzchild it Sulzberger Packing company, ot Chicago, were fined an ag gregate of $25,000 by Judge Humphrey in the United States district court here today. The fines followed a plea of guilty to indictments charging conspir acy to accept railroad rebates. The defendants were Samuel Weil, of New York, vice president of the company ; B. 8. Cusey, tratlic manager; Vane D. Skipworth and Chess E.Todd, assistant tratlic managers. Weil was fined $10, 000, the other three $5,000 each. With the entering of pleas the de claration was male that unless at least one of the cases is immediately settled the life of Samuel Weil, vice presideut of the company and one of the defend ants, is in jeopardy. He is said to be a nervous wreck, and fears were enter tained for his life if he had Wen al lowed to continue under the stigma of an indictment. While in Chicago the attorney gene ral was apprised of the condition of Vice President Weil. These four defendants were charged with unlawfully combining and agree ing to solicit rebates for the Schwarx child A Sulzberger company from the Michigan Central Railway company, the Chicago, Rock Island A Pacific, the Grand Trunk Western railway, ttie Lehigh Valley Railroad company, the Boston A Maine Railroad company and the Mobile A Ohio Railroad company. Charges were made that the defendants conspired with each other in prenentiiig supposed claims for damages, which were in reality claims for rebates. BAD FAITH TO CHINA. Conger Condemns Failure to Build Railroad as Promised. Des Moines, la., Sept. 23. In an address before the Grant club tonight, ex-Minister to China Edwin II . Conger said that by the failure of the Ameri cans to build the Chinese railway, faith had been broken with China, and America's good standing with the Chin ese seriously impaired. "We made a very serious mistake when we permitted our railroad conces sion in China to be relinquished," said Mr. Conger. "It will prove a sad blow to our future efforts to establish ad vantageous businss relations with that country. It will set us back many years. "When we were granted the conces sion, personally I made representations to the Chinese that the railroad would be built by the Americans who got the concession, assured them upon my hon or that it was not secured for the pur pose ot exploitation, and that it would not be sold or relinquished. Now, however, it has been, and the business men of China feel that they have a right to look upon future business propositions from Americans with sus picion." DISAGREE ABOUT FORTS. Sweden and Norway Still Keep Ques tion of Demolition Open. Karlstad, Sept. 23. The Swedish and Norwegians commissioners met in joint conference this evening after the holding of separate conferences during the day. The joint conference lasted nearly lour hours and w as then ad journed until tomorrow. It is understood that the Swedish de mands that the transit trade through both countries shall be secured against unjustifiable obstruction, and for the light of pasturing reindeer belonging to Swedish Laplanders in Northern Norway, have been amicably settled, but that teh question of the demolition of the fortifications still remains open. May Talk Politics. St. Petersburg, Sept. 23. A project for granting the Russian people, under certain limitations, the right of assem bly for the discussion of political and economic questions a reform second in importance only to the convocation of the representative assembly, and which was elaborated by a commission under the presidency of Count Agnieff iB now practically completed, and after a final review by the Solskoy commission on Saturday will be immediately laid before Einperor Nicholas. Ita promul gation is expected soon. Spain May Whip Sultan. San Sebastian. Spain, Sept. 23. In consequence of the recent attacks by Moors on a Spanish journalist and the refusal of the chiefs to give satisfaction therefor, the ministry of marine has ordered the sloop of war Infanta Isabela to proceed to Ceuta, a Spanish fort and seaport on a small peninsula in the north of Morocco. A cruiser, a gun boat and a torpedo boat destroyer are being heldin readiness in case the de mand ia not complied with. Work Begun on Western Pacific. Salt Lake City, Sept. 23. Forty teams began work on the Western Paci fic road 20 miles west 0' the city, and officials announce that 1,600 or 2,000 teams will be at work by October 1. ' CREDIT FOR CANAL EMPLOYES. Coupon Books Will Enable Panama Merchants to Do Business. Washington, Sept. 22. A new sys tem of credit has been devised for the employes of the Panama canal on the isthmus and will be put into effect about OctoWr 1. The system will meet the need of the employes and at the same time comply with the request of the Panama merchants to bo put on an equal footing with the commissary stotea run by the canal commission un der the direct jurisdiction of the Pana ma railroad otlicials. The system comprises coupon credit slips, which will be issued to canal em ployes in books containing credit re spectively for $2.50, $5 and $25 gold. The books are so made up that , credits for from 1 cent to $ I can be torn out as requited and will be issued on demand up to a certain percentage of the wages vine them. The merchants will accept the slips under an arrangement which makes the four banks of Panama the clearing houses between the merchants and the railroad company. No liquors or to bacco are sold at the live government commissaries, which are located along the line of the road, and it hits been decided to carry in these commissaries only such articles as shall be decided to constitute the necessities of life. LAND FRAUD IN COLORADO. Register of Land Office Is Arretted, Along Wiiti Two Others. Denver, Sept. 22. On the charges of perjuring thenislves to defraud the government ot lands in Eastern Colo rado, warrants have been issued by the United States district attorney's ollice for the arrest of Peter Campbell, ex register of the United States land otlice at Akron; Percy G. Beeney, county treasurer of Washington county, ami i. W. Irwin, a real estate dealer of Akron. Through the methods of theso men it is alleged that the government has been defrauded of thousands of dollars woith of lands in Washington and Yuma counties. By various ways, it is stated, Campbell, Beeney and Irwin obtained possession of land which had been abandoned by previous Bottlers and sold it to other settlers. COMES DOWN WITH CRASH. Bandstand Drops Load of People and Injures Many. Belleville, 111., Sept. 22. Three per S3H8 were seriously injured and it is believed that nearly 200 were more or less painfully hurt by the collapse of a bandstand t. might during a carnival and street fair. Seriously injured: Mrs. Pamrich, Belleville, internal injuries; Frank Dietz, Jr., Belleville, internal injuries; Miss Bertha Schrieber, Belleville, in jury to leg, sprained ankle and bruised about body, hands and face. As soon as the excitement subsided and the injured were taken from among the mass of timbers, others who were on the carnival grounds attended them. The accident was caused by people crowding upen the bandstand as a van tage point to witness a loop-the-loop exhibition. Hundreds took standing room on the stand. DEMAND TREATY BE BROKEN Anti-Peace Meeting at Toklo Demands Radical Action. Tokio, Sept. 22. An anti peace meeting held in Uyena park today was barely attended, owing to a heavy rain. The tone of the 'meeting was quiet. The approaches to the park were guarded by troops, but no guards were posted inside. Resolutions adopted at the meeting demand that the cabinet break the peace treaty or resign. It was decided to bring pressure to bear on members of the lower house to con form with the resolution, threatening not to re-elect those failing to so act. The resolution also demands sweeping reform in the administration of the po lice. An address to the throne was also adopted, but it has not yet been published. Colorado Cuts Speed Record. Boston, Sept. 22. The officers of the armored cruiser Colorado, which put in here today ior coal, report that in the recent trials over the new one-mile course near Rockland, M., the warship attained the fastest speed ever made by a naval crew. The cruiser made 22.22 miles an hour in a four-hour run to sea on Sunday, which is within 0.4 of the speed she made on her trial trip. On the Rockland test the ship carried her heavy armament, which was not on board during her trial trip, and she was run without a full firemen's force. Snowshedt Are Burning. San Francisco, Sept. 22. News has been received here from Crystal Lake, a small station on the Southern Pacific a few miles from the summit of the Sierra Nevada mountains, that 2,000 feet of snowsheds have been destroyed by fire, which ia still raging. The Western Union reports having lost all wires over the Central route. It is further reported that all trains will be unable to run until the debris ia cleared away. Keep Chinese at Home. Marseilles, Sept. 22. According to mail advicea received here from China, the Chinese minister at Washington, Sir Shen Tung Liang Cheng, cabled his government asking that it prevent Chinese workmen from proceeding to the United Statea in order to avoid pos sible maltreatment. The advicea say that the government declined to accede to the request . OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST Ml " .---,..-; ii I. "J- ERRORS IN STATE CENSUS. Careless Work by Enumerators Evi dent From Returnt. Salem That some very careless work has been done In taking the state ecu ens Is evident from the returns thus far received by Secretary of State Dunbar from county clerks. Only a few coun ties have sent in their census returns, but if the rcHrta from these few are a fair sample of what the whole will be, it may safely be said that the census will be very unsatisfactory. Not only are there many glaring errors in minor details, but the totals show that In the enumeration of population thorough work has not been done. The return from Klamath county, for instance, will scarcely lo pleasing to the people of that growing section of the state. The footings of the column devoted to population show that Kin math has now 3,83(1 inhabitants, while the Federal census of live years ago dis closed a population of 3,l70, or 134 more. Only seven Indians are report ed a residing in Klamath county, ac cording to the state census, taken by the assessor, while the Federal census contained the information that Kla math had 1.13(1 Indians. Of the 3,83 inhabitants reported in ltUlft by the as sessor, 2,220 are males and 1,(110 are females. There are 1 ,337 legal voters and 1,047 men liable for military duty. The Klamath county returns also fail to show the population of the incorpor ated cities, an item of information al ways desired. Among the minor errors are such as might he due to clerical mistakes, such as classing a woman or a minor as liable to military duty. Errors of this kind were apparently due to making a mark inadvertently in the wrong column, and such errors make no material differences in the total. The most important matter is that of securing a full enumeration, and it is doubtful whether the people of Klamath county w ill want to have the records show a decrease in population in the lat five years. Hun Night and Day. Eugene It. A. Booth, manager of the Booth-Kelly Lumber company, makes the announcement that the com pany's big mill at Spi ingtlehl will, as soon an enough men can be secured, be gin to run at night, thus doubling the present capacity of the plant. It is said that the company's mill at Wend ling, which has U'en idle ever since the great shortagu of cars on the South ern Pacific railroad seven years ago caused it to be shut down, will resume operations in a short time. The mat ter of a small diffeience in freight rates on the Mohawk branch is said to be all that prevents the immediate resump tion of operations at Weudling. No Timber Hat Been Burned. Tillamook-r-The recent soaking rain was timely. All fear of forest (Ires this year has Ix'en allayed, for the timber in the mountains had a thorough soak ing, as well as the meadows, which will help fall pasture. The rain also put out the fires of the settlers who are clearing up and burning brush. Most all the settlers have been engaged in clearing up land more or less this sum mer, and County Clerk (1. B. Iamh has issued 6,S.r)0 fire permits. Settlers have used great care in not allowing the fires to get away from them, and as a result not a stick of timber has been damaged this year by forest fires. Cement Right at Hand. Klamath Falls After a thorough search and much experimenting, the government experts have discovered a formation here for the manufacture of Portland cement. The exact location of this formation is kept as a close Becret so far, but thoHe connected with the government work here say the samples have stood the test and a plant will be put in here to manfuacture the cement. Samples of the formation were sent to the government mill at Roosevelt, Ariz., where a small bri quette was made. Hop Yield Good. Grants Push Reports from the hop fields of Josephine county along the Rogue and Applegate rivers state that the output will be up to standard, both in quantity and quality. The hops are firm, well filled and free of lice. The hot summer was a benefit more than a detriment, as the pests were destroyed by the heat. Nearly all of the larger yards are irrigated, and damage by drouth was thus obviated. Several hundred persons are employed in and about the Ranzau yards. Fruit Drier Burns. Eugene The fruitdrier of 'Hensill A Stinson. five miles north of Eugene, one of the, largest in the Willamette valley, was destroyed by fire last week. The origin of the fire is not exactly known, but it is supposed that sparks from the flue or furnace ignited the woodwork. About 17 tons of fruit and a large quantity of cordwood burned with the building. The loss is esti mated at $5,000, with $2,000 insur ance. Say Fish Are Dettroyed. Pendleton No fish and game warden has yet been appointed for this dis trict, and many violations of the laws are reported. The Northwestern Gas A Electric comapny, which is taking water from the Walla Walla river through a large pipe in Umatilla county, is said not to have provided a screen for the intake, and as a result many fish are claimed to be drawn through the pipe and destroyed. PRUNES ALL SOLD. Willamette Valley Growers Get Good Prlcet for Their Crop. Salem Tract ically all the prune giowu this year in the territory tribu tary to Salem have already been con tracted or sold outright, at prices very satisfactory to growers. The ll price generally paid has been 2 cents, though a premium of cent was paid on the largest aire. At a rule, the Italian prunes averugo in the 40 M) sue, thus giving the grow er 4 'y cents a pound, or a fraction better, for his entire crop. There are a few orchards that have yielded prune that will average 30-40 to the pound, thus giving the grower 5 cents a pound f or his entire crop. Petite prunes in this vicinity gener ally aveiage in th ftO-tiO size, making the average price for that variety 3. cents pouml. Since the bulk of thn crop was marketed, prices have stiffen ed a little, and ordeis have been re ceived here at a basis of 2 cents and even 3 cents. Manager II. S. Gil, of the Wil lamette Valley Prune association, esti mate the prune crop triubtary to Saleii at 75 carloads, or 3,000,(11)0 pounds. Of this, (100,000 pounds are Petite and the remainder Italians. The prune crop of this vicinity will theiefore y lelil in the neighborhood of $125,000. Tho yield is only alsmt one-third of a norm al frrop. The stot kholders of the Willamette Valley Prune association hold an ad journed session of the annual meeting last week and received the manager' report for 1H03 ami 1M14. The report shows, among other things, that in tho last two year the association bundled ((,000,000 pounds of prunes. A Htock holders' dividend of 10 per cent wa. ordered. Hop Picker Are Scarce. Salem "Short of picker," is tin cry that is going up from nearly every hopyard in Marion county. Nearly every imporatnt yard in this vicinity i short from 10 to 200 pickers, and all efforts to fill the deficiencies have been in vain. As an inducement for more people to go to the hopyard, some of the growers have raised the price paid from $1 to $1.10 a hundred pounds, or 55 cents a box. The rains of last week diccouraged many pickers already in the field, and wagon loads of families and camping outfits have come back to town. May Go Into Bankruptcy. Pendleton The announcement ha Won made here that proceedings will soon W taken in the' Federal court of this district to throw the Pendleton Woolen" mills into bankruptcy. The suit i Wing brought by II. C. Judd A Boot, of Hartford, (')tin., which holds a claim for $1,500 against the company. F'or some time past it ha been known here that the affairs of the company were in poor shape owing to a heavy indebtedness, and not long ago an at tachment was tiled against the mill by the Baker-Boyer hank, of Walla Walla. Claims Hop Crop Record. Salem Marion county claims to have the record for a heavy hop yield in 160i. The yard believe to excel all others in weight of hops produced this year is a ten-acre Held hoiitli of thin city, and owned by II. J. Otteuheimer. It iH river bottom land, with alluvial Boil. The yard yielded 1 OH, 533 pound of green hops, which will dry out to at least 27,133 pounds, and prohably more. This will be a yield of 2,7Kt pounds per acre. PORTLAND MARKETS. Oats No. 1 white fond, $23(rf24; gray, $22 per ten. Wheat Club, 71c per bushel bluestem, 74c; valley, 71. Barley Feed, $20 per ton; bsewing,. $21 ; rolled, $22(23. Bye $1.30 percental. Hay Fastern Oregon timothy, $14 (glSporton; valley timothy, $ll($12; clover, $8ll; grain hay. $H(C!. Fruits Apples, $1(1$ 1.60 per box; peaches, 7585c per crate; plums, 60(i$ 75c ; cantaloupes, 60c (( $ 1 .25 ; pears, $1(41.25 per Irx; watermelons, Mlc per pound; crabapples, $1 per box; blackberries, $2 per crate; huckleber ries, 8c per pound. Vegetables Beans, l(7;4c per pound; cabbage, lOilJc; cauliflower, 76(llOo per dozen; celer, 76(t00c; corn, 8(i Uc; cucumbers, 10(?15c; pumpkins, ll4(lXo per pound; tomatoes, 25 30c per crate; squash, 6c per pound;, turnips, $1.25(31.40 per sack; carrots,. $1.25(1.60; beets, $11.25. Onion Oregon, U0c(g$l per sack;; Globe, 75c. Potatoes Oregon extra fancy, (!5(i 75c per sack. Butter Fancy creamery, 25(3300 per pound. Eggs Oregon ranch, 20(27c per dozen. Poultry Average old hens, 13)(3 14c pur pound; mixed chickens, 13 04 lSc; old roosters, 90810c; young roosters, 11 (3 12c; springs, 130415e; dressed chickens, 14c; turkeys, live, 20(321c; geese, live, 80c; duekB, 13 14c. HopsNominal at 13o for choice. Wool Eastern Oregon average beat, , 1021c; lower grades down to 16c, ac cording to shrinkage; vallay, 2527c; mohair, choice, SOo per pound. Beef Dressed bul 1b, 1 2o per pound ; cows, 84c; country steers, 4044)c. Veal Dressed, 88o per poind. Mutton Dressed, fancy 6($7o per pound; ordinary, 45c; lambs, 7&. 7Xc . , Pork Dressed, 67c.