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COTTAGE GROVE. . . OREGON.
NEWS 0FT11E WEEK
In a Condensed Form for Our
A Resume of the Lets Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week..
The Milwaukee grand jury has in
dicted mote grafters.
The battleship Mississippi lias been
The emperor of Austro-Hungary is
peeking conciliation of the two fac
tions. William Randolph Hearst is to run
for mayor in New York on a municipal
Turks have massacred many Mace
donian Christians under the eyes of
Unless Williamson and Hermann re
sign Oregon will have no representa
tives in the next congress.
The steamship Alameda has piled
upon the rocks in the bay while on the
way to sea from San Francisco.
Owing to the many evidences of graft
among life iusurance companies, tier
many may shut out Amecircan com
panies It has been found that the boilers in
the cruiser Marblehead are in as bad
condition as those of the Bennington,
and must be overhauled before the ship
can go to sea.
An 0. R. & N. freight train running
in two sections was wrecked as it was
coming into the Portland yards. The
first section had stopped to take a
switch and the second section was un
able to stop. No one was hurt Two
engines were badly damaged and eight
cars smashed into kindling wood
The deadlock between Hungary and
Austria may result in a revolution.
The Baldwin Locomotive works is
building 140 engines idl the Harriman
Leading Hungarians say Germany is
the cause of the present trouble in their
Peace has been restored at Baku, Rus
sia, and workmen are returning to
A white woman of Missouri has been
sent to the penitentiary for ten years
for marrying and living with a negro.
George Maxwell, a wealthy Canadi
an, will sue the United States because
he was denied admission to this coun
try. At the Democratic state convention
of Maryland a platform was adopted
declaring in favor of disfranchising ne
groes. Guam, the smallest island possession
of the United States, now has a Su
preme court and a system of wireless
General Stoessel, who commanded
the Russian forces at Port Arthur, is
Buffering from a stroke of paralysis,
which affects his entire left side.
United States Attorney Heney says
he will push the remainder of the Ore
gon land fraud cases and dispose of
them as rapidly as possible, as he has
other work commanding his attention.
Gomez has retired from the fight for
the Cuban presidency.
Norway may have a popular vote on
monarchy or republic.
Secretary Taft and party have re
turned from the Philippines.
A Liberal party has been organized
to control the Russian douma.
France and Germany have completed
their program regarding Morocco.
Riots have occurred between Social
ists and Coalitionists at Buda Pest.
New Orleans is steadily recovering
from the disastrous epidemic of yellow
The larger part of General Linie-
vitch's army will -winter in the field
where they are.
Independent Leef packers have been
summoned to testify against the trust
in the tiial now iu progress in Chicago.
The president will appoint a district
attorney for Oregon as soon as Heney
concludes the land fraud cases now on
hand and goes East.
The government gunboat Leyte was
Bunk by the typhoon which swept Ma
nila. The damage to the city ia greater
than at first reported.
A passenger train on the Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dayton road struck a
freight near Connelsville, Ind., and
one man was killed and eight injured.
The yellow fever situation at
tchez, Miss., is becoming worse.
KuBsia is negotiating in Paris and
Berlin for a new loan of $175,000,000.
Finns are petitioning the czar for re
forms which will restore peace in their
Senator Heyburn, of Idaho, continues
to fight President Roosevelt's forest re
Russian students are holding mass
meetings, demanding greater liberties
than proposed by the czar.
GUILTY AS CHARGED.
Verdict In the Williamson, Gesner and
Biggs Land Case.
Portland, Sept. 28. "Guilty as
charged in the indictment." After
three trial, extending over three
month, John Newton Williamson,
Representative in congress from Ore
gon; Dr. Van Gesner, his partner, and
Marion R. Piggj. their friend and the
United States commissioner for the
general land ollice at Ptineville, have
been declared to he guilt' of the crime
of conspiracy to suborn perjury, and
have In'en thrown upon the leniency
of the court, by reason of their previ
ous good character.
The long and tiresome third trial of
the case has passed into history, but
unlike the first and second, it has leen
productive of a divisive result. Once
more the cause of the government and
the indefatigable energy of United
States District Attorney Heney have
been triumphant, and conviction has
come ftom the hands r f a jury selected
and sworu to try the guilt or innocence
of the defendants upon the law and the
But it was not a question easily de
cided or quick of settlement, for the
jury wrestled with the decision from
20 iu the afternoon until H at night,
and it was eight minutes later lefore
the sealed envelope containing the fate
of the three men was handed to Judge
Hunt for his perusal. For many bal
lots the jury stood 11 for conviction
and 1 for acquittal.
As soon as the verdict had been read
Judge Hunt arose and thanked the jury
for their patient attention and uncom
plaining service throughout the trial.
He then dismissed them.
Turning then to the defendants and
their attorney, Judge Hunt asked if
there were any motions to be made,
and Mr. Bennett, shaking off the spell
which seemed to wrap him round,
asked to be allowed on behalf of all
the defendants to file notice of a motion
for a new trial. Judge Hunt stated
that he would like to have the motion
filed as soon as possible, as he desired
to leave the city within two weeks, but
he allowed ten days in which to com
plete the written transcript of the mo
tion and place it before the court.
The court announced that pending
the tiling of the motion the defendants
would be allowed to go on the same
bonds under which they are now rest
ing. Then the court adjourned, and
without speaking the defendants filed
silently from the room and into the
night. They had no statements to
make, they said. It was not their
time to talk.
FIRE SCOTCHES COLON.
Two Blocks Are Cleared and Govern
ment Records Destroyed.
Colon, Sept. 29. By sheer good luck
the city of Colon was saved from com
plete destruction by fire last night
The fire broke out in a building next
to the residence of the Spanish consul,
and soon distroyed the Phoenix hotel,
an American-owned building, and two
other hotels, several liquor saloons and
several tenement buildings. Rowe's
building, containing the postoflice, the
offices of the municipality, of Governor
Melendez, the port inspectors, the ju
diciary ami other offices, together with
the treasuy building, were also burned.
A fire brigade from Panama bringing
engines and equipment arrived at 1
o'clock, but by that time the fire was
Nearly all the records and documents
of the government were destroyed. The
burned region comprises two blocks
lfie American residential quarter was
The sanitary authorities are erecting
tents in the fire zone to shelter the
During the fire many harrowiong
scenes were witnessed. Among these
was the removal of the body of a 15
year old child. The child had died a
few minutes before the fire started.
No Submarines Aided in Victory.
San Francisco, Sept. 2'J. F. T. Ca
ble, representing the Holland Subma
rine Torpedo Boat company, arrived to
day on the liner Corea from Japan
He went to Japan some months ago to
superintend the work of placing seven
submarines in working order and com
pleted the task at the navy yard of Yo
kosha, near Yokohama, the latter part
of June. Mr. Cable reports that none
of these vessels were engaged in the
battle of the sea of Japan. They would
probably have been, he Bays, had the
conflict been delayed a month.
Will Refund More Bonds.
Washington, Sept. 2'J. The secretary
of the treasury made the announcement
today that on October 2 next he will
resume refunding operations under the
act of March 14, 1000, receiving 4 per
cent bonds of the funded loan of 1U07
and 3 per cent bonds of the loan of
190H-1U18 at a valuation equal to their
present worth and issuing in place
thereof 2 per cent bonds, consols of
1930, at 101, subject to discontinuance
at any time without notice.
Cannot Suppress Boycott.
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 29. Chinese
merchants in Seattle state that they
have mail advices from Canton which
declare the viceroy of that province has
acknowledged his inability to put down
the boycott. The viceroy insists that
the merchants and people will buy as
they Bee fit. He adds, though, that
the sentiment is being resisted, and
that some gains have been made by the
governments efforts to suppress the
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
THERE IS JOY AT MERRILL.
Canal Will Be Pushed South From
There at Once.
Klamath Falls Word comes from
Merrill, 22 mil south of here, that
the eitirens of the town and farmers of
the country are considerably elated over
the report that the call by the govern
ment tor 'UN for the first ten miles of
the main imi.il of the lower project will
Ik followed bv a call for bids for the
extension of the canal south of Merrill.
Instructions have been received by
the government ollicials hen to push
the work of seeming the rights of way
for the first ten miles of the main can
al, and then to piocood to Merrill and
secure the rights of way for the exten
sion at once. This order comes some
what as a surprise, since it was thought
that the work on the first ten miles of
the main canals would te the extent of
the government irrigation work hre
until this section was fully under way
So far not a single landholder has
refused to grant right of way through
his property. Everyone approached
has freely given the way without hesi
tancy. The canal passes through C. N.
Meyer s place, requiring the removal of
his residence, and the only damagcB he
asks is the actual cost of moving the
NO MARKET FOR HIS WHEAT
Baker County Farmer Cannot Sell
Grain in County Seat.
Baker City According to estimates
furnished by the Baker City Develop
ment league, there will be atsuit 300,-
000 bushels of wheat in l'aker county
this fall for which there is no market.
lnker county is just beginning to raise
wheat, but unless there is a market
opened soon, the farmers declare they
will go back to alfalfa. H here is neith
er a tlouring null nor grain tuning
firm in the citv.
M. F. Bond, a farmer tilling H00
acres, raiseu a large amount oi wheat
this 'summer. He hauled two loads
to Baker City last week, but had to
haul them back again, as he could not
even give the wheat away, much less
sell it. The farmers have been raising
oats principally, for which cereal there
a good market, but since the price of
wheat went so high they began raising
it, and now cannot hnd any market lor
Want to Close Early.
Eugene A movement is on foot
among the members of the Merchants'
Protective association of this city to in
duce all stores in this city to close at
an early hour each evening. At pres
ent the dry goods stores close at b
o'clock and the grocery stores at 7
Hardware stores, meat markets and
stores in other lines have no regular
hours for closing, often remaining open
until a late hour. A commitee has
been appointed to arrange a uniform
hour for closing, and it is thought that
all will agree to it.
Both Ordered Elsewhere.
Pendleton As a result of differences
between Major J. J. McKoin, superin
tendent of the Umatilla Indian agency,
and Clerk C. M. Robinson, loth have
been ordered to report for duty at other
agencies. Major Mckoin, it is under
stood, will retire from the public serv
ice, though having been ordered to take
charge of the Shoshone agency. Mr.
Robinpon has left. for Browning, Mont.,
where he will be clerk at the Black foot
Indian agency. The names of their
successors have not been made public.
Indians Must Get Hunters' Licenses.
Salem That Indians residing on a
reservation must secure hunters li
censes if they hunt off the reservation
is asserted by Attorney General Craw
ford, in an opinion just rendered. Mr.
Crawford says that the law is general
in its terms, and since no exception has
been made in the case of the Indian,
the man whose forefathers inhabited
this country for a time whereof the
memory of man runneth not to the con
trary, must pay his dollar a year for
the privilege of joining in the hunt.
Hop Estimates Vary,
Salem Hop picking is well advanc
ed in this and Polk counties, many of
the smaller yards having finished.
The rainy weather has not seriously in
terfered with the work of gathering the
crop, it is too early to obtain a cor
rect estimate of the yield for this year,
but it is estimated that all the way
from 85,000 to 105,000 bales. There
is no fixed market price for the hops.
A few have been sold recently fos 18
cents, but as a rule the growers are
Will Develope Their Mine.
Sumpter M. H. Allen and Harry
Reilly, who a few days ago discovered
a rich vein of ore in the Bald Moun
tain district, state that they will make
arrangements immediately to develop
their find. Both men are jubilant.
The whole section in the neighborhood
of the Gold Nugget and Sunnybrook
claims, the latter belonging to Messrs.
Allen and Reilly, has been located and
the hills are said to be full of pros
Sues for Burned Wheat.
Salem S. 8. Brownell brought suit
against Salem Flouring Mills company
to recover the value of 1,000 bushels
of wheat destroyed by the mill fire in
1899. A similar suit involving a larg
er quanity was brought through the
Supreme court and the farmers won.
The qusetion involved is whether the
wheat belonged to the company or the
farmers when it burned.
TESTING STATION SOON.
Tlmbermen Will Then Be Relieved of
University of Oregon, Eugene Plans
for the limber testing station have ar
rived and all the machinery is here ex
cept the large machine on exhibition
at the Lewis and Clark fair. This sta
tion is something that the state hits
needed for a long time. Thousands of
dollars have been lost to the state on
accoMtit of its absence. Individual
timber men refuse to rpecify timber
upon their own responsibility on which
account bit vers have frequently imiwirt
ed timber into this very territory that
they might know the exact strength of
Hereafter individuals will bo spared
the responsibility of specifying their
timber. The bill providing for th's
timber-testing station, introduced by
Senator K. A. liooth, of l.nue, passed
the legislature last session over the
governor's veto. The big machine iu
Portland has a capacity of 200,000
pounds, and is as large as any in ser
vice. It will be sent to the university
alsuit October 15. The government
will have a man here at that time to
take charge of it.
Primary Election April 20.
Salem Attorney General Crawford
has advised Secretary of State iMinbnr
that the date for the primary election
under the direct primary law will be
April 20, 190. The law provides that
the primary election shall le held on
the 45th day prior to the general elec
tion. The general election will be
held June 4, and Mr. Crawford says
that the 45th day previous to the day
of general election will be April 20.
The usual rules for the computation of
time do not apply in this case, owing
to the language iu which the provision
Irrigation Office is Moved.
Pendleton In conformity to a recent
order issued by Mr. Ileum, of the
United States Reclamation service, the
ollice maintained in this city in charge
of J. T. Whistler is to be discontinued
and moved to Portland, where it will
be nearer to the larger proportion of
the government irrigating projects lin
er consideration. Mr. Whistler, who
lias been i t charge of the ollice fr two
vears, anil his assistant, Uehert tales.
left for Portland last week, but W. C.
Sawyer will remain here f-r some time
to complete the gauging of local streams.
Large Attendance at Ashland.
Ashland The Southern Oregon State
Normal school, which has opened for
the 1905-OH term, has the largeHl at
tendance in its history at opening time,
according to the reports of the ollicials
of the institution. The senior class
has a membership of 33, which also
surpasses all past records. A marked
feature in the attendance is the large
percentage of graduates of high schools
who are entering the normal to take
the full normal course, President Mul-
Opens Fine Body of Ore.
Sumpter The force employed at the
Nine Strike group, in the Cracker
Creek district, has cut through the
ledge in the lower cross cut. The dis
tance run is about 125 feet. The upper
tunnel is in 300 feet, and has opened
up a fine bxly of ore. The width of
ledge matter in the lower cros cut is
20 feet, all showing a fair grade of ore.
The Nine Strike is located in one of the
most promising sections in the Eastern
Oregon mining district.
Oats No. 1 white feed, 23.50(24;
gray, $23.50(324 per ton.
Wheat Club, 71(Zt72c per bushel;
bluestem, 74fo75e; valley, 71c.
Barley Feed, 19 b 20 per ton;
brewing, 1920; rolled, $22(23.
Rye $1.30 per cental.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $14
15 per ton; valley timothy, $11(12;
clover, $89; grain hay, $M9.
Fruits Apples, $lwl.50 per box;
peaches, fi5c(3fl per crate; plums, 50
75c; cantaloupes, $1 (i?$l .25 per crate;
pears, XI .X.XQl .00 per hox ; water
melons, .(iv, per pound; crahapples,
$1 per Ikjx; quinces, $1 per box.
Vegetables Beans, Ifalc per pound;
cabbage, 1 1 c per pound; can li (low
er, 75c per dozen; celery, 75c
per dozen; corn, (15c per Hack; cu
cumbers, lOittlSe per dozen; pumpkins,
1 4 1 zic per pound; tomatoes, 25(3)
30c per crate; squash, 5c per pound;
turnips, 00c$l. 00 per sack; carrots,
(I575c per Back; beets, 85c$l
Onions Oregon, $1 per sack;
globe, 75c per Back.
Potatoes Oregon, fancy, 05c per
sack; common, nominal.
Butter Faricy creamery, 25 (930c.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 2727jaC.
Poultry Averageold hens, 13j (5414c
per pound; mixed chickens, 13
lSJec; old roosters, 9(4l0c; young
roosters, 1101 2c; springs, 14 15c;
dressed chickens, 14c; turkeys, live, 18
($21c; geese, live, 89c; ducks, 13(5
Hops Nominal at 13c for choice
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
19tf$21c; lower grades down to 15c, ac
cording to shrinkage; valley, 2527c
per' pound; mohair, choice, 30c.
jieef Dressed bulls, l2o per
pound; cows, 34c; country steers, 4
Veal Dressed, 38o per pound.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 0a7c per
pound ; ordinary, 45c ; lambs, 77Kc.
Pork Dressed, 07c per pound' I
STORM WAS FURIOUS.
Typhoon In Philippines Much Worse
Than First Reported.
Manila, Oct. 2. News of the mag
nitude of hist week's typhoon continues
slowly to filter from (lie interior, but
specific details are as yet hard to ob
tain, owing to the fact that telegraphic
service has been paralysed and it will
be many days before the wires are re
stored to their former state of useful
ness. It is certain, however, that the
earlier reports of the loss of life have
been uiulerest imated, and when the
facts are known the full list of dead
will run well into the thousands.
Hut it is not the dead that are the
chief sufferers, inasmuch as the de
struction of thousands upon thousands
of nut ive huts has been followed by a
period of what approaches actual star
vation of the survivors, mid it will re
quire prompt net inn on the part of th.
authorities to relieve those in distress.
The damage to crops cannot be esti
mated, but will run well into the hun
dreds of thousands of dollars. This is
a most serious blow, inasmuch as the
last season has been the first when the
agricultural workers have been in a p
sitiou to do their utmost with their
land, ami they hud buit great hopes on
WRIGHT WILL RESIGN.
Taft Reports Unfavorably on His Gov
ernment ot Philippines.
San Francisco, Oct. 2. The opinion
has been expressed by prominent mem
lnrs of the Taft party while in San
Francisco the other day that General
James F. Sin it h, w ho is on the Supreme
bench o( the Philippines, will likely be
Si xiii the governor ol the Philippine
islands. The good reason for their
belief is that l.uke K. Wright, of Mem
phis, Term., the present governor, will
be asked by President Roosevelt to re
sign on the recommendation ot Secre
tary of War Tuft .
Governor Wright is expected to ar
rive here 111 .Novcinhwr on his journey
to Memphis and Washington. It is
given out that lie is making the trip
for a change of climate and scene and
to be present in Washington at the
opening of bids fur the construction of
the projected system of railways
through the islands. The true reason
for his visit, however, is said by the
senators ami representatives of the Taft
party to be his ret ireinent from the
governorship of the islands.
AN IMMENSE THRONG.
Eighty-five Thousand Admissions to
Fair on Portland Day.
Portland, Oct. 2. Portland dav,
with its H5,l::l attendance, brought
with it the city's hour of greatest tri
umph. It was the crowning day in the
success of the icwifl and Clark exposi
tion. Portland has cause to feel proud
of September 30.
On no other occasion in the past his
tory of Portland has there been such a
patriotic outpouring of humanity. The
city was depopulated', the exisition
was thronged. The populace appeared
to move as one man to the exposition
grounds to make the day such a day as
never before was seen at the exHisitioii.
And at that the weather was not what
one would call pleasant, there being a
lowered temperature with intermittent
showers. Had the weather been more
propitious, for the past three days, it
IS conlnlently hcllevetl the HHI.UtlO
mark would have been leached.
The attendance proved a surprise to
even the most sanguine. It is true that
the sum of li)ll,0()il admissions was set
as the tide mark. Rut not even the
most sanguine expected the actual re
turns to be alsne i5,0oo or 70,000.
Hence the outcome is a surprise.
John A. Dowie Paralyzed.
Chicago, Oct. 2. John Alexander
Dowie. founder of the Christian Cath
olic church in Zion, and of Zion City,
III., has announced that he was strick
en with paralysis on one side before
liis recent departure for Mexico. He
passed through Pallas, Tex., today, on
his way to that country. Dowie has
chosen his successor, but keeps his
identity secret. Dowie attributes his
illness to the "sin of overwork" and
has bidden his Mock farewell, not ex
pecting to recover. Dowie was born
near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1847.
The Way Britain Does It.
Constantinople, Oct. 2. The arrival
at Hisleida Yemen, province of 1 urk-
ish Arabia, of the British cruiser Fox
promises to lead to a speedy settlement
of the British claims in connection
with the piratic attacks of Arabs on
Itritish dhows in the Red sea. The
commander of the Fox has been in
structed to see that the local authori
ties arrest and punish the culprits, de
stroy the pirate dhows and pay com
pensation to the owners of the British
Snow Storm In Nevada,
Tonopah, Nev. Oct. 2. A heavy
biiow storm, whicli Bwept over South
ern Nevada yesterday and last night
and which did not cease until this
morning, did great damage in Tonopah,
Goldfield, Silver Bow and Columbia.
In the (iold mountain district south of
here and at all exposed places on the
desert the storm attained the propor
tions of a blizzard and it is feared Home
prospectors may have perished during
Boycott Still Active.
Washington, Oct. 2. United States
Consul General Lay, at Canton, China,
has sent a telegram to the State depart
ment regarding the Chinese boycott
against American goods. He Bays the
situation is bad, and that the feeling
against foreigners continues. He ex
presses the opinion that the boycott
ought to die a natural death, but says
it seems to be lingering.
GIVE THEM LIMIT
Secretary Hitchcock's Views on
Land Fraud Cases.
THLY LED HONEST MEN ASTRAY
Secretory Says they Would Have Beer
Tried Repeatedly Till Verdict
Washington, Sept. 30. "The Jury
which returned the verdict against.
Representative W i I liamsoii, lr. tiesuer
and Marion Itiggs, at Port Und, com
mended the defendants to the ineicy ot
the court. This is not a case where
any mercy should be shown. I am
llrmly of t he opinion t hat the extreme
penalty should be imposed."
This was Secretary 1 1 itchcoek 's com
ment on the news from Poitlaud.
"1 do not know what dispoi.it ion the.
court will make of this case," ad-led
the secretary', "nor is it for me to sug
gest, but I hope the full measure of
justice will be meted out to those who
have been found guilty. I hope they
will be given the limit of the law.
Whenever some petty ciiminal, hungry
and in need, is convicted, iu court, no
hiercv is shown. There is all the more
reason w hy no mercy should be shown
iu this case. The defendants knew Urn
law and violated it knowingly and wil
fully. One of them, a public ollicial,
was sworn to protect and opined the
law, yet he used his iulluelice to induce
a lot ot poor, ignorant fellows lo commit
a rank crime. Such men don't deserve
mercy at the hands of Ihecoiiit, I
think no leniency should be shown
" Reports hare been circulated,"
continued the secretary, "to the effect
that the government would have
dropped its cum' against Williamson
and the others, had this third trial re
sulted iu a d ifiigreement . that is not
so. The government is in eari.ekt in
this matter, and we would have asked
for a fourth, a tifth, a sixth trial, and
so on to the end of the chapter. 1 am
not sin pried, however, that this jury
should Inive agrecil iih it rroui
the evidence ill the cane no other Ver
dict could jlistlv liave been re'nnied.
This jury has done its full duty to the
people of Oregon and the people of the
"This is not the end of the land
fraud prosecutions," said the secretary.
"We are only beginning our war on
t his class of criminals. Our agents are
working and investigation is going for
ward in many states. We have a lot of
cases in Idaho soon to lie taken tin and
others in New Mexico. I have reason
to believe that the extent of this offend
ing has been very great ami wo intend
to follow the investigation"
LET DOWN THE BARS.
Free Admission of Products of
ippines Seems Likely.
San Francisco, Sept. M0. William J.
Johnston, of New York, publisher of
the American F.xporter, who, as a
member of Secretary Tail's party, made
the trip to the Orient to investigate the
commercial conditions and theopportu
liitics for extending the sale of Ameri
can manufactures in the Philippines,
Jupiin and China, today said;
"While one cannot always accurately
forecast the action of congress, the in
dications are that Philippine sugar and
tobacco will be admitted into the t'nit
ed States free of duly, as hemp now is.
If ho, congress will probably think that
as a mutter of reciprocity American
machinery and appliances for develop
ing the industries of the islands should
go to the Philippines free. Iu case,
however, that goods from this country
shall not be admitted free at once, on
the ground that the revenues w ill be
asked for a time to meet the expenses
of the insular government, there is lit
tle doubt that at the latest this will
come at the time that the agreement
with Spain as to equal tariff privileges
in the Philippines shall expire iu about
Land Receipts Decline.
Washington, Sept. .'10. I'.ecause of
the marked decrease in public laud re
ceipts during the past fiscal year, Ore
gon contributed less to the Reclamation
fund than in any year since the passage
of the Reclamation act, and fell from
llrst to second place in extent of public
land receipts. It is estimated t hat Ore
gon during the year ending June 30
last, contributed f075,:i25 to the Re
clamation fund. Washington contrib
uted 522,203, and Idaho 370,272.
This decline is attributed to the land
fraud investigation and prosecutions.
Earthquake Splits Mountain.
New York, Sept. 30. Says a Rome
dispatch to the Herald: A mountain
near Ajello, called Pietra Calondia,
300 meters high, split in two yesterday,
owing to shocks of earthquake, and
threatens to bury the town. All the
inhabitants have lied. There was a
terrible cyclone at Kparauiae, province,
of Cazerta. All the trees and telegraph
poles were uprooted, houses were dum-
ugod and several persons were killed or
Morgan Still Sore on Panama.
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 30. Senat
or John T. Morgan, of Alabama, has
written a letter to Chairman T. P.
Shouts, of the Panama Canal commis
sion, declining the invitation to accom
pany the commission when it leaves
New York for Panama. The senator
thinks nothing will be accomplished by