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OOTTAGZ GR0VK . . OREGON.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
111 d LUUUgUSUll rUrill lUr UUT'
A Return of the Lest Important but
Nat Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
The Lonpworths bave returned from
There has tet-n a wholesale slangh'e
of pr-lice spljs in Poland
The Knet-ian war department is
planning to rebuild the navy.
There i a scandal in Great BriUio
over army supplied in South Africi
Kansas Citv. Kan., has become mote
prosperous since the closing of saloons.
Soldiers of the Rusl-n roval guirJ
ebot at Grand Duke Nicholas during
man en vers he was watching.
The rxar is taking extraordinary pre
cautions to protect the members of the
royal family froni assassination.
A new directory just issued by Chi
cago showes its poplation to be 2,300.
COO. The name of.Jobneon leads with
Csbier Hering. of the Milwokee
Avueoe State bank has again been ar
rested and otter Chicago bank leooters
re to be arrested.
Portland's bank clearings for the
first sepven months of 1906 are 1145,
149,707, an increaet of 121.78,827
over the total for th same months in
The saltan of Turkey is seriously ill.
The shah of Persia has called s na
A new reTolution in Venecuela is
being organised against Castro. -
John D. Rockefeller is said to have
financed a railroad project in Africa.
The paying teller cf the Milwaukee
Avenue State bank, of Chicago, has
Indictments have been returned sin
Hew York against six railroads lor re
bating to the enKar trust.
The ringleader in a North Carolina
lynching has been .found guilty by a
court Jury, the first conviction of a
lyncher in the state.
Evidence now poinfi to Cashier Ber
ing as being an accomplice in the loot
ing of the Milwaukee Avenue bank, of
Chicago. Inquiries bave shown the
-wrecked bank to be in worse condition
than at first believed.
The Federal grand Jury at James
town, NY., has reported indictments
against the Standard Oil company, the
Pennsylvania lailroad and the Vacuum
Oil company. There are 22 counts
Bebating is the charge. If the defend
ants are convicted on each of the counts
a fine of $1,400,000 would lollow.
It is again rumored that Senators
Piatt and Depew are to resign.
Moderates of Ruseia may unite for
peaceful reforms by a new parliament.
The exclusion of reporters has raided
a storm of protest at the Pun- American
Turkish troops and Bulgarianjbandita
have clashed. The trcops hope to de-
stioy the entire band.
Harritnsn has been successful in his
fight to remain in control of the Wells
Fargo Express company.
Medals are lieing given the Ruesisn
troops who remained loyal and sup
pressed the mutiny at Cronstadt.
St. Petersburg papers report that 700
persons have been killed or wounded
during fighting between Tartars and
Armenians in Caucasia-
According to the census bureau the
population of the canal rone is about
30,000, and including the cities of Pan
ama Colon and Cristobal, 57,000.
The stockholders of the California
Insurance company have voted to pay
San Francisco losses dollar for dollar.
The losses aggregate $1,325,000.
Iowa Democrats have selected Claude
R. Porter as their candidate for gover
nor. The government wants 500 skilled
mechanics for work on the Panama
Five Japanese fishermen have been
killed by Americans . for poaching in
Unemployed negroes at Cape Town,
South Africa, have been doting and
The enlisted men of the navy have
started a movement to do away with
Facts gathered b" the census bureau
how that the per capita cost of run
ning Naw York is greater than that of
any other American city.
The Russian general strike has prov
en a complete failure.
The Russian government will hurry
its land reform policy to win the sup
port of the peasant.
There seems a possibility that Roose
velt may be nominated for a third
term despite his refusal.
A Philadelphia broker, uppoeed to
have been a millionaire, proves to bave
been a mere bluffer. His estate will
cot appraise over $2,000.
PANAMA IN DANGER.
Colombian Army Officers Detected in j
Plot to Secure Control
Panama, Ana. 13. -An alleged pM
on the part of prominent Colombian
, leaders to overthrow President Ama
dor's government and proclaim Colom-
bia's sovereignity over Panama, attain
has been frustrated through the activi-
ty of the police and government autho-
f ; .1 . - i
to give indu-.uable evidence of the plot
are reported Vi have b-n seised on two
of the Colombian conspirators. Two
Colombian general ssil to be implicat
ed in the conspiracy mere seite1 bv '.he
police. President Amador lias dtcided
that all the obnoxious Colombians said
to be implicated in the plot shall be
expelled Irom Panama.
Generals Ru'X, Sandoval and Castillo
and Colonels Diss, Galindo and Mcs
qneta a id nine it er Co'ombian offi
cials are reported to b the ringleaders
of the alleged plot. They hail numer
ous confederates. Their plan was to
scconiplish a roup d'etat by which
Preeideut Amador would be over
thrown, and then proclaim Colombia's
sovereignty over the country that was
once a part of that nation.
An interview that the two generals
sought at Prsdent Amador s palace
aroused the suspicion of the police
Both generals were seized and compro'
mising documents are said to have been
found in their possesion. It was re
ported that one of the generals was
killed in resisting arrest, but this is
President Amador took the discovery
of the plot calmly. After the arrest of
the generals he attended a musical en
tertainment given in celebration of the
national bo'idsv of Ecuador.
GERMANY FEARS RESULTS.
American Secretary's Visit Adversely
Criticised in Newspapers.
Berlin, Aug. 13 Germany is smart
ing nnder Secretary Root's successes in
South America. Under such titles as
The American Peril in brazil," and
American Tricks," belligerent articles
bearing the hallmark of government in
epilation are appearing in the German
press. Tney attack the United States
for inducing Braiil to grant a prefereo
tial tariff reduction of 20 per cent on
a variety of American goods.
The articles urge Germany immedi
ately to counteract this move, which is
asserted to be the first step in the anni
hilation of the kaiser's trade in Brazil.
It is suggested that Germany can offer
Brasil two attractive concessions in re
turn for a preferential tariff, namely,
increased consumption of coffee and in
creased immigration. It is asserted
that numbers of Japanese are settling
in Bratil as the pioneers of a Japanese
commercial invasion. The fatherland,
therefore, will soon he confronted by
the deadly rivalry of both the United
8tates and Japan.
The kaiser is advised to exhaust all
the means at his command to preserve
Germany's threatened interests before
the "extraordinarily clever diplomacy
of the United S'ates, which has already
removed the old time Brazilian an tip-
atby to Nortn America's achieved
WILL TRY 2,000 MUTINEERS.
General Inquiry Into Mutiny Will Cause
Officers to Lose Heads.
St. Petersburg, Ang. 13. After the
preliminary investigations, the mili
tary and naval prosecutors have decid
ed to try by court martial no lees than
2,000 soldiers and sailor who part'ei
pated in the Croristadt and Sveaborg
mutinies. The prospects ol the men,
however, have been brightened by the
decifeion of the emperor to appoint two
extraordinary commissions, healed re
spectively hy Genera's Vodar and Gun-
chereff and Admirals Molina ami M ik
aroff. to investigate the causes of the
outbreaks at Cronstadt and Sveaborg
and to determine the responsibility of
the demoraliztion. War Minister Rn
dieer and Minister of Marine Birileff
are sa'd to be arriving at the same con
elusion a Admiral Skrydl-ff, the com
rounder of the Black sea fleet, that the
officers are more to blame than the
men. The commissions will ir quire
into the general conditions prevailing
In the navy and army, and it may re
suit in a very great rhaks-up, including
the wsolesale cashiering and retire
ment of commanding office's.
Stensland Going to Mexico.
Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 13 Paul
Stensland, the banker of Chicago, was
in this city, according to Henry Adams,
a former Chicago commission broker,
and is said to be on his wsy to Mexico.
Adams said he traveled- all the way
from New Orleans to this city with the
absconding banker without knowing hla
bank'had failed Not until be read the
account in local paper did Adams
know that 8tensland was fleeing.
Stensland told Adams be was going to
Mexico on a trip in the mountains for
Defeat Ticket Scalpers.
Omaha, Aig. 13. The case of the
railways against ticket scalpers of Oma
ha and Lincoln, was today decided and
the injunction aked for against the
brokers was era n ted. Under the de
cision the brokers cannot truffle in re
duced rtn ti ke.s. This case is one of
series insitnted against the scalpers
from Los A'gales Salt Like and Denver
to Indianapolis. S Louis and Eastern
cent re, which nave rteen Honorary de
cided against them.
Rebuild Spreckela Mansion.
Sin Frai c sen, Aug. IS. The Clans
SpiecklH mansion. r Van Ness aven
ue, to h-. recto red t an expenditure
of 1800,000. According to the terms
of the contract, it will he ready for oc
cupancy within one year.
WILL HIRE CHINESE
Canal CCIIlITlISSlOn DeCldeS UPOII
CANNOT SECURE OTHER LABOR
Jamaica Negroes Are Inefficient,
Enough Spaniards, and No
Washington, Aug. 11. Chinese labor
will be given a thorough test on the
Panama canal. Contracts calling for
2,500 Chinese for canal work have been
prepared, and advertisements will be
issued by the Isthmian Canal commis
sion in a few days ask ing for proposals
Irom labor agents.
If the initial 2,500 Chinese prove a
success, it is likely tbst msny more
will be taken to the isthmus to do the
work, which is too hard for the Ja
maicans now employed there in large
numbers. Organised labor Las offered
much opposition to the use of contract
Chinese labor, but the Jamaican work
men bave proven inadequate, sufficient
Spaniards cannot be had immediately
to rusn i lie worn, ana trie Chinese are
the last hope of the commission.
President Roosevelt, Secretary Taft,
Chairman Sbonts, of the canal commis
sion, and other men prominently idea
tilled with the canal work are known
to have delayed employing Chinese un
til it became evident that the other
help available was not equal to the de
mands. The administration has taken
the position that the canal must be dug
at any cost, and, although the piesi
dent urges that there be no haste in
employing Chinese, he did not stand
permanently in the way of the plan to
try the coolies.
it is tne intention ot the commission
to ask for bids from labor agents who
will arrange with the Chinese govern
roent for the exportation oi labor, trans
port the Chinese to the Isthmus u ider
contract to work for a fixed wage and
ship them back to China, thus reliev
ing the commission of all detail work
nnd all responsibility. A bond will be
equired of all contractors for a stis
factory fulfilment of the contract tbey
may enter into with the commission.
The employment of the Chinese will
not displace the Jamaicans who are
already there, but it is Relieved no
more negroes will be hired if the Chin
ese prove a success.
CROPS IN MIDDLE WEST.
New York Central Official Brings in
New York, Aug. 11. W. C. Brown,
vice president of the New York Central
system, returned recently from a journ
ey of more thao 3,000 miles through
the Middle West, undertsken with the
object of ascertaining the actual crop
situation. He visited Illinois, Indiaua,
Missouri and Iowa, and has prepared
pecial reports on the conditions in
Kansas and Nebraska In all of these,
according to his observation, the crops
this vear will be remarkable in both
quantity and quality. Mr. Brown said:
"I beiieve the United States this year
will have a larger harvest of grain of
all surts thau ever before and will
ma kt it at a better price, considering
the rize of the crops. The wheat crop
in the six elates in which I have per
sonally made investigation will ' oe
magnifice't. Kansas thiB year is going
to produce a wheat crop ol 90,000,000
bushels. Ltet year it produced 87,
000,000 bushels. Th- corn crop is in
e.nle idid condition.
"In KariHdH a'd Nebraska a corn crop
on as Jare a scale as ever before i
practically r-s'urtd. Iowa will produce
350.000,00 bus'iels f corn and poseih
ly 355,000 000. In Missouri, with the
exception of four c unties in the north
east, ail the c u itiea will l ave great
corn cropH "
Many British Teachers Coming.
London, Au. 11. Thou amis ot ap
plications are being made by teachers
in all parts of the king lorn to take part
in the excursioi.s to the United States,
which are being arranged for the torn
ing fall and winter. Unless something
ariws making it possibl to send a
greater rumber, ab ut 500 teache'a.
representing every clans from kinder
garten instructors to professors of fc' up
land's greatest universities, will be in
doled in the tour. It is planned that
the first party, numbering abr ut 30,
shall sail for America November 30.
' New Island In Boiling Sea.
Tacoma, Aug. 11. Captain T u
bridge, of the steamship Northwestern,
brings from the North a photograph
taken by an officer of the revenue cutter
Ferry of the newly formed islxnl.
which les 50 miles west of Dutch
harbor, directly between the Bogoslot
islands, commonly known as Castle and
Fire islands. It made its first appear
ance during June, and is now 900 feet
high. The length could not , be ascer
War Beacon Burns in Morocco.
Melilla, Morocco, Aug. 11. Beacons
were lighted last night calling the com
batants of the different tribes to assem
ble. It is believed that a conflict with
the forces of the sultan will occur
Cashier of Chicago Defunct Bank De-
nies His Guilt.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Henry II. Ilerlng,
cashier of the Milwaukee Avenue Stats
bank, which closed its doors Monday,
was arrested yesterday aud will be re
fused his release ou bail until his con
nection with ihe disappearance of near
ly 1 1 ,000,000 of the bank's funds is
cleared up, Paul O. Stensland, presi
dent of the defunct institution, is still
a fugitive, and, although nearly 100
detectives are searching for him, his
whereabouts is as much of a mystery
Ilering was arrested yesterday after
noon, two hours after the time he hsd
previously promised he would give
hiuLself up. He was taken at once to
the office ot Chief ol Police Collins and
put through a thorough examination as
to his knowledge of President Stens
isnd's mismanagement of the institu
tion. Hering declared he did not know
where Steusiand was snd had had no
communication with him for over a
week. The cashier strenuously denied
the charge that he himself was partly
responsib'e for the failure of the bank.
Hering maintains that, if he is guilty
of breaking the banking laws oi I Hi
nois, Stensland is responsible, as Her
ing in his examination declared he
never benefitted a single dollar by
Stensland's peculiar system of banking.
Bank Examiner Jones and Assistant
United States Attorney Gleason were
present during the examination of Her
ing. Neither they nor the police offi
cials weie satisfied with his explanation
of his connection with the collapse of
the bank, and it was accordingly decid
ed to refuse bail until the matter had
been further inveetiitacd.
TO PURCHASE SILVER.
Government Enters Market for First
Time in Thirteen Years.
Wasbnigton, Aug. 10. For the first
time in 13 years the government an
nounced today its purpose to purchase
silver for coinage purposes. Tenders
are invited at the office of the director
of the mint in this city on Wednesday,
August 15, up to 1 o'clock p. m., and
every Wednesday thereafter until
further notice. These tenders are to be
for delivery at the Pjiladelphla, New
Orleans or Denver mints, settlement to
be on the New York basis of bullion
guaranteed .999 fine. The treasury re
serves the right to reject all tenders or
accept such part of any tenders as may
suit its convenience.
It is understood that, anticipating
that its reappearance as a purchaser
might temporarily disturb the market
unduly, tb treasury baa obtained con
trol of considerable amounts for fartore
delivery, so that It Is In a position to
drop oot ol the market for several
months if desirable. The average re
quirements of the treasury throughout
the year will probably not exceed 100,-
000 ouLces per week, and it will be the
policy of the department, while keep
ing a reasonable amount on hand, to so
distribute its purchases throughout the
year that its demands will he uniform
and not an element of uncertainty in
TREAT BOTH NATIONS ALIKE
Japan Says China Allows Russia Free
Trade in Manchuria.
London, Ang 10. In a dispa'ch
from Tokio the correspondent of the
Daily Telegrxph says it is state! with
authority that Jatmn will only consent
to the establishment of a Chinese cus
tom house at Pori Dalny to levy dittie
on goods proceeding inland beyond the
Knan Tung peninxuM on condition
that a similar system be inaugurated ut
the southern frontier railroad stations
in Northern Mtnchuria.
It is asserted, the correspondent con
tinues, that at prefect merchandise is
p- uriug into .Manchuria over trie hi tier
lau re 1 1 road, from both European lin?
sift and Vladivo-toh, without tne pay
ment of duty. It can therefore he sold
very cheaply. Rnsuia's policy, the
coriespondent concludes, obviously is
to isolate Port Dalny and divert all the
trade to Vladivostok, in orler to rob
Japan of the fruits of victory
Watson is Guilt.
Portland, Ang. 9. After being out
from 6:30 Tuesday afternoon until 2
o'clock yesterday morning, the jury in
.he case of the United States against
Charles A. Watson ret timed a verdict
finding the defendant guilty of perjury
as charged in the indictment, with a
recommendation for clemency. Judge
Bennett, counsel for Watson, gave no
tice of a motion for a new trial as soon
as the verdict of the jury was recorded
He was allowed HO day to prepare bill
of exceptions in the Hendriiks and
Largest Wool Clip Shipped.
Helena, Mont,' Aug. 10 The largest
wool clip ever grown on the American
continent was shipped today from Nil
lings, this state, over the Bu lirig'nn,
to Boston, consigned to a wool tiru
there. The clip was the propet-' ' '
M Blair, and wt-iirhd 1 f.00,0 0
p Hinds and 44 c.us were required to
carry it. It took a larue force ol m
ten days to bain the clip. The owner
hsa refused an ff tr of 24 cents a pound
Bandits Role PoWsh V-lUges.
Warsaw, Aug 10. The tenrlt
are continually At. a km? and rohbinif
postofflce, governm-rit spirit shops,
treasuries and the -nails The governor
general ha ordered that henceforth the
inhabitants of vii)site, communities
and cities in r near which snch ri nes
occur, shall pay the lostes resuliinp
from such robberies.
REVOLT IN FINLAND
Entire ropulace Ready to Die
GOVERNOR ORDERS REBELS SHOT
No Dlstinc.lon Made for Age or Ss
Women Are Taking Leading
Part in Revolt.
Copenhagen, Aug. 9. Igallrwi
slaughter of Finnish women is promis
ed if the troops crry out the orders
given them by the Russian governor
general yesterday. He issued a procla
mation to the commanding olllrers of
the troop, instructing them that all
persons engsged in advocating and
spreading the revolutionary propaganda
must be shot, without regard (or age or
sex. Inasmuch as for the past week
the loyal Finnish women have dressed
themselves in garments of flaming red
aud paraded the streets, stopping psss-ers-by
and forcing their way into fac
tories and shops, it is evident that the
order of the governor general is direct
ed sgainst them.
The order followed the stabbing of
the captain of a Cossack troop who at
tempted to arrest three women who
were addressing a i rowd ot working
men in the market square of a Finnish
town. A the trooper placed his hsnd
upon the arm of one of them she turn
ed, and drawing a dagger that she had
concealed in her hair, ran it into his
hesrt. With her companions she es
caped, and has not been apprehended.
Other reports of similar occurrences
bave been received during the last three
days, and, acting, it is understood, un
der orders received from St. Petersburg
the governor general has determined
upon the strictest repressive measures.
All Finland is seething with revolt,
and practically the entire populace is
ready to sacrifice lives aud property to
deal blows at the military oppressors.
The Russian authorities realise this,
and are strengthening the garrisons of
all Finnish towns. Half a dozen at
tempts on the lives of Ruttsian officials
bave ocrnrred recently, but none bave
CASHIER IS INNOCENT.
Officer of Defunct Ohicago Bank Says
President Did Looting.
Chicago, Aug. 6. The Tribune today
"Henry W. Herring, cashier of the
Milwaukee Avenue State bank, looted
by Paul O. Stensland cf over $1,000,
000, is in Chicago. He has not been
out of Chicago since Monday morning.
The police department can call in its
circulars, take its detectives off the
trail and rest assured in the belief thst
at 1 o'clock tomorrow, or rather one
minute after 1, Mr. Herring will be in
the custody of Inspector Shippy. Her
riotf intends to give himself up ami is
ab-olnttdy confident that in a short
space of time he can show to the satis
faction of every one concerned that he
had no part in robbing the 23,000 de-
potior of the wrecked institution."
Theodore Ktenslaiid, vice president of
tha Milwxukee Avenue State bank, and
on of the fugitive president of that in
stitntiop, hps come to the rescue of the
23,000 depohitors, and it is the general
belief of those who are endeavoring t
straighten out the affairs of the hank
thai there is an excellent chance that
all depositors wi'l receive almost dollar
for dollar when a final settlement is
made. The improved condition of the
bank s affairs wns brought ah ait by
young Stensland, who announced that
he would turn oyer to Receiver Fetrr
all the real estate and personal proper
ty of Paul (). Stensland, his fattier.
Tli eon plac-s a valuation of (i0fl,
000 on this collateral, and he stated
that he had full authority to make
transfer of thu property for the benefit
of the depositors.
Canned Veal is Disguised.
Coluniln, O., Aug. 9 Reports of the
analysis of 20 samples of potted ham,
chicken, hamburger steak, luncheon
sauraje and similar preparations sold
by meat packers submitted to State
Dairy and Food Commissioner Ankeny
to lay show the presence of preserva
tives and in some cases traces of tin and
zinc poison. Some csns labeled "pot
ted chicken were fonnd to contain
veal. Mr. Ankeny will officially warn
the manufacturers that their pro facts
ill be kept out of the Ohio markets
unless they comply with the law.
Drive Officers From Camp.
London, A"g 9 S'. Prtersburir ror
respond nt of the Louden l)ily Tune's
tehg'aphs his papnr the I iop fn Kol-
p'no c.mip are in a muMnous state,
c uei hy one oi ine oni ers sho ttum
and killing one of ti e troopers. The
correspondent adds (hat t' e officers have
herowe unpopular w i h the mm, and
all of them have fl td to Hi Pe'ershurg.
R I' ir without commis-ioned offi ers.
the commandant ordered he regiment
to return to its barracks in the cry.
Lot Will Reach 81,000,000
Fort Worth. Tex , n. 9. Reporti
from the floods in the territories indi
cate tha the da ru iff will be great.
Conservative estima'es place the loss
up to this time at f 1 000,000, suffered
mostly by the railroads.
HANK UlTtNLY GUTTED.
Even Safety Deposit Boxes of Chica
go Institution Were Rifled.
Chicago, Aug 8. Theodore .Hlens
land. Vice president of the Milwaukee
Avenue State hsnk, was arrested late
yesterday afternoon on a charge of vio
lating the hanking law of the state.
Karlier in the day Ihe institution was
placed In the hand of a receiver and
Paul (. Stensland, president of the
bank, ami btthei of the vice president,
also Cashier llerilng, were officially
declared fugitives from justice and
their personal descriptions pi a.m. I In
the hands of the police throughout the
country. This action was taken hy the
authorities alter developments had
shown that the finances of the failml
institution were In a deplorable condi
tion and had been for a number of
years. Kven the safety boxes, owned
and rented by the bank, had been
tampered with and rifled.
The day's developments were pro
ductive of the first ray of hope for the
depositors, who believed their savings
of years swept away in the wreck.
David R. Forgan, vice president of the
First National bank, and one ot those,
to whom the state ol the defunct hank's
sffalrs had been laid bare, declared
that probably 70 cents on the dollar
would lie paid in the final adjustment.
FLOOD IN TEXAS.
Deluge of Rain Drowns Stock ano)
Crops and Blocks Railroads.
Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 8. Ac
cording to sdvices received here, West
Central Texas has bwn visited by tor
rential rains, considerable damave be
ing done to growing crops and railroad
traflic is badly crippled. However, no
casualties, so far as known, have oc
curred. Traffic on the I.ampasaa branch of
the Santa Fe railroad is suspended be
cause of washouts.
At Rrownwood, Pi can bayou, which
flows into the Colorado river, lose so
rapidly that many people living in the
lowlands had to flee for safety. About
six miles of the track of the Santa Fe
has been washed out. Five hundred
people are homeless. I-ant night the
water was standing within three feet of
the high wstei mark of 1900. A strip
of country 30 miles long by two to four
miles wide is covered with three to
Urn feet of water. Railway tracks have
been washed out for miles, and a pile
driver sent out with 200 lsborers was
unable to proceed further than here.
At Bellinger some damage was done,
and the Concho river rose to a higher
stage than for years.
At San Antonio it was said that a
family of five had perished, but this
was an error. The family escaped dur
ing the night in advance of the flood, .
and reached safety.
Aniarlllo, Texas, In the Panhaudle,
reports a severe electrical storm, and
baa news that Canyon City, a small
town, was wiped out by a tornado that
killed aeveral people. Wires are down
in that direction and the report rauuot
be confirmed. At Amarilln the family
of a farmer named Riggs, residing four
miles south of town, was killed by
BLAMES TIMBER OWNERS.
Los Angel s Lumberman Says There
Is No Lumber Trust.
Ixis Angeles, Aug 8. W. F. Wheat-
ley, vice president of the Consolidated
I 1 a . . . ....
Mimrier company ol this city, which is
a distributing branch of the St. Paul A.
Ta coma Lumber company, today gave
out an interview, denying that there is
any such organic ttion as tho "lumber
trust," on the Pacific coast.
Mr. Wheatley is quoted as saying
that the timber owners control the
prices and are in the main responsible
for the recent raise. There are other
causes, also, he said, including tie
union labor difficulties, at the principal
Mr Wheatlcy admitted, according to
the interview, that the St. Paul A Ta
coma Lumh-r company was the prirui
pal owner of limber lands In Ihe Paget
oiind country, hut stated that the
company was cutting very little of its
timber at this time. U was buying he
said, from small holders.
The pre-ent price of 12 inch Oregon
Oregon pine hoards in this city for the
clear is 141 and for the rough 1-H. In
October I last vear th ori.... uo.
the clear and for the rough $18 50.
Will Ignore Separation Law.
Taris, Aug. 8. A rumor is nrevalent
here that instructions from the pope to
French bishops relative to the law of
separation of church and state hive
heen received in Paris. It is declared
in a welt Informed Quarter that ..
Vatican considers the enactment of the
law to be a dead letter and does not
recognise the principle that the lav as.
sedations shall govern churches. The
Vatican overcomes the difficulty, how
ever, hy permitting for this purpose
the formation of Cathollo societies nn.
der the bishop.
To Settle Agrarian Trouble.
St. Petersbug, Aug. 8. The real in.
tention of the government when it dis
solved the lower house of parliament
as revealed by a member of the cabinet
to the Associated Press this afternoon,
shows that Premier Stolypln at least
Intends to pursue and hold an aflllrm.
ative policy amounting virtually to a
determination on the Dart of the ad.
ministration to settle the aorarian
question a cording to its own lights and
irrespective ot parliament.
Whole Ice Trust Indicted.
Philadelphia, Aug. 8. The grand
Jury today found true bills of Indict
ment against 14 members ol the Phila
delphia Ice exchange, who are charged
with conspiracy to Increase the pric