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PROCEEDINGS OF OREGON LEGISLATURE
8aturday, February 10.
HhIciii, 1VI. ln,Jly a practically
iinniiliiiiiiiH vnln dill rcuiiirinir olil
line life Inauranr roinpniiii-ii to create
n reserve fund from ii certain percent
age nf the r -m i u tn m received fur pol
icies niNNfi tlii limine lliln morning.
Tin' house fuiliiy iiikci n liill to en
able Hit' liuslmml or wife to transfer
property llmi whs acquired iilNciicnt
to tin' time the other was eiiniiiiittcd to
tlit insane asylum.
Tin- hntiNii nilnlc. tlii Semite rcsnlu
t Ion proposing an aini'nliiuiit tn tlm
consl ll ul inn by wliirli tin number of
Justice of thfi supreme court shall Im
incrrnxi'il from three ti five. Tlm pen
pin will vote on the proposed amcinl
Went III tlu ItMIH gcncrnl election.
Tlm house xl miiii'. Hit ion on tlm
Mil rcgtihit ing practice of osteopath
tl V M i I' I U fl M.
'I'lin house pnsscil tlm Mil creating
Ncsmith Comity from tlint piirt of
Waacii County antith of t Im llcarliutea
river iiinl tlm north pnrt of Crook
urn per mem ami uncage silowanrn
.f tlm m.Mnl...ra of tlm house for tl,
acsslun linn been mfuli' up. 1 lie totiil IM
li,7ft.M. King, of Harney nn, Mb1.
l...r r......iv.. t. .,r..ni..t ., f
per ihi'iii mill flili.ni mili'iiic. uogrra
iiml Kcvnoliln, of Marion, rcccivo t)m
hiii it 1 1 -n t nuioiinta, rncli getting $IJ() per
tlli-m aiiil .'W) rriila mili-agi.
Friday, Fabruary IS.
Hiilom, Ki'h. li. Tlm acnatp, hy a
vutf of 1H to 1 1 , pai-Miil the niipiHir
tionmciit hill of Senator Hart.
There will prolml ly be no hnnking
Iculclt tinn thla nifieluii. One hill wav
reports! lathe aenate today, but it la .
ceitAUl to he killed and moet of the .
otlicrii will die for lark ol time.
The fenate bill eomK'lling the Ibioi
nce of pamtea bi atat olllcera wiia
pHUfM'd by the houae tmlay and aent to
the governor. '
The irrigation and water rode hill .
waa alaln In the houae thla afternoon.
The wnatfl voted to buy the half
block lietwen tlio capltol building and
(lie rMiuineru i acme u timiiieie mo
Capitol grounda. An appropriation of
$110, IMK) ia made for the punhaxe.
The aenate linle(lnit-ly pitonel
IhxlHn'a hill making the AHaoclated
I'rrM a common carrier.
The houae joint resolution favoiing
live puprenm couri juogea wm aoopiw
I.y the mMiMte.
Iloth houm-a jaipal the juvenile court
Mil over the veto of the governor and .
the meiiAure la now a law.
The bill creating the I'ort of Colurn-'
lila for control of pilotage and towage j
at the mouth of the Columbia jauim-d
the houae. I
The houae paaael the Joima bill for
the pun-haae and malntenanoo of the
Oregon City liM-ka in conjunction with
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the Federal government.
The aeniite today puaaed 32 hilla and
the houae 11.
Thursday. February 14
Salem, Feb. H. The houae today
adopted a leaolution fixing 12:01 a. in.,
J fhruary 24, aa the time for adjourn
ment of the legialnlure. It waa also
voted that no more hilla should lie re
ceived except by the atanding commit
teea. There are 440 hilla on the culen
lar and cMnaideration of aenute lueaa
uriw hiia not yet comniencil. The aen
lite ia laHMiiiing anxioim and ia dipcuna
Ing meana of forcing the houi-e to art
u j yon renato bills.
Tho houae paaad the hill appropri
ating $150,000 to the Agricultural col
lege. The houae bill creating the office of
inaKctor of mines
pussed tliat body
Hmlth'a bill to almliah two of the
four normal schools pawed the house
tonight by a vote of 38 to Ifl, six ah-j
sent. Only one alight amendment was
made from the way it passed the sen-
ate, changing the time of the meeting
of the new Ixiard from the third Wed-
iicaday In June to tho third Wednesday
A houae reaolution provides for the
printing of 5,000 copies of the railroad
commission hill for distribution to
thfae who desire coplea.
The houae imaxed seven billa and the
senate nine. Eleven new bills were In-
troduced In the house thla morning lie-
fore the resolution checking the llocal
Wednesday, February 13.
Kalem, Feb. 13. With only one
dissenting vote the senate today took I Onions Oregon, $11.35 per hun
the Chapin railroad commission hill dred.
from the table. It is now ready for Potatoes Oregfin liurbanks, fancy,
the governor's signature and It is said $1.401. 60; common, $1S1.25.
he will sign it. It was also reported , Wheat Club, 670c; bluestem, 71
tonight that he and the aecretary of 72c; valley, 70c; red, fl7H8c.
Blato and state treasurer had already j Outs No. 1 white, $29; gray,
conferred on tho appointment of the $28.50.
commission. Barley Feed, $22.50 per ton; brew-
Representative Newell proposed a ing, $23; rolled, $23.60(a)24.60.
constitutional amendment providing! Kye $1 .45(3 1 .50 per cwt.
the recall of public olllcials. The idea Corn Whole, $24.50; cracked,
Is that where an ollieer Is not serving $22.50 per ton.
the people the way he should, a petl-j Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $14
tion containing the names of 25 per 15 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
cent of the voters In his district may be $1718; clover, $9; cheat, $9; grain
filed asking his resignation. Hhould hay, $910; alfalfa, $14.
this not bo forthcoming, a special elec Veal Dressed, 5fuflo per pound.
tion la called to elect a successor. At Ileef Preised bulls, 23)c per
the special election the officer whose pound; cows, 41,' 6,c; country
resignation is asked Is also a candidate, stores, tc.
and should he not be re-elected ho 1 Mutton Dressed, fancy, 80o per
must vacate the olllce to the successful pound; ordinary, fl(7c.
candidate. Pork Dressed, 0(2)8 c per pound.
Post Habltuals' Names.
Grants Pass (iranta Pass has solved
the habitual drunkard problem in a
novel way that is satisfactory to all
concerned. When a man logins to
make a nuisance of hiiiuelf by drink
ing, the city attorney drafts aa ordi
nance enacting that John Jones is a
habitual drunkard, the city council
pusses It, and John Jones' name is
forthwith poHted In all the saloons,
which are forbidden under penalty of
losing their license to cell him liquor.
I Among tho other hilla ihmI liv llm
enul are: Liouor licenses not to Im
granted jmthoiih who violato liquor
laws; appropriating f 12ft, 000 annually
for tlm HI k( (i university; authorising
railroad bridge iwtohh tho Willamette
In the house llir general appropria
tion hill, carrying $2,2(17,070, was
kuhhI hiuI tlm $1 M1I Ini law was also
Tlm scnata iu4kih 35 bills ami tlm
ItoiiNtt 1(1. The larger part of thoso
were of a local iiaturu.
Tuesday, February 12.
Halem, Fell. 12. The senate
Indefinitely iiost twined Ilnllcy'a
changing the primary law. Tlm vote
wiia ho decisive na t) make it clear tliut
tlm law will remain a It la.
Tlm senate ulso voted down the enn
atltutloiial amendment to lie submitted
to tlm ople granting woman suffrage
Willi lint utiu ilUtuin tints vot tlm
jloUH ,,a,.(1 t,,p ,,, W)ln,H,n(? the
Ht 2 M HCrft ,,Mand Kram,l
, . . ,, ... ,, ,
tin, Uh l!ay Waon Itavl ,miHny
Cording to tlm term of tlm grant.
I Mil A I ... II
ini' senate nan cur. ui allowance inr
tlm Agricultural college to $.17,000, a
r.ilnctloii of $12,500.
Tlm lialiitnal criminal Mil jautsed the
house today. It provides that on aec
ond Conviction ol a crime equal to fel
iiiy tlm piinlHhumiit fhall Imi double the
iitnce provlilivl hy utatute.
Tlm ai'iiate jkuuhx! the ItitiKham rnll
nwl (-ommlcHlon Mil and tahlril Cha-
ln a ininMiire. The ISIiiKham hill pro
videa for appointment by the governor
The hoime tabled thi hill. Kimil for
the method of chooaing memlivrN the
two Mlla are alike.
The bourn ixuuuxl the bill providing
for tlio aUte buying ground and erect
ing armoriea for the National Guard in
dleml of paying rent aa at preaent.
A hill appropriating $2rt,(K)U for the
Biipxirt of orphan, foundlinKa and
wayward girls was paaeed by the houae.
Monday, February II.
Salem, Feb. 11. I!y unainioua vote
the Chapin railroad commiaaion bill
paaael the houae today. At the June
election in 1U0H two of the three com
mimionerii u lll Im eleeLnd hv the nno-
pB T,,e t,,f(1 wjn lw elects , 1U10.
Until then the governor, BeorcUry of
buu, and atate treaaurer will appoint
n,,.,,,,,,,. it is prolble Uie houre
wl RCt.ej)t tho biM M it froiu ti,e
The' houae paane.1 the bill providing
for a chw,e Bri(1 ,lairy jn.pector and a
crmmery and dairy commiagioner. The
ap,M,int( aro to reive Balarha of
$i,00 mch and exiienee allowances of
$1 ooo ra-r year.
Jne juvenile court Mil la now in tne
hands of tho governor. lie may veto
it as he conaidera too much expense
would be attached to it as a law. Mult
nomah county would be put to an an
nual expenae of $10,020.
The houae panned a bill to tax timber
land in proportion to the amount of
timber it contains.
The bill providing "no acat, half
fare" waa voted down by the houae.
The meaaure giving the state uni
versity $125,000 a year was passed by
The senate panned a bill providing
$00,000 for extensions to the portage
Ihitter Fancy creamery, 3235c
Dutter Fat First grade cream, 3fic
'per pound; second grade cream, 2c leas
Kgga Oregon ranch, 2325c per
Poultry Average old hens, 13,
14c per pound; mixed chickens, 11
312c; apring,13KHc; old rooat-
era, ()10c; dreaawl chickens, 1416c;
turkeys, live, 1717c; turkeya,
dreaaed, choice, 20(22c; geese, live,
10(S)12cj duoka, 1018c.
Fruits Apples, common, 6075c per
box; choice, $Ut2.60.
Veretables Turnipa, $11 25 per
'sack; carrots, $ll.J5 per sack; beets,
$1.25 1.50 per sack; horseradish, 7
8o iwr pound; sweet potato 3l4'
34c per pound; cauliflower, $Z.6t jht
doten; celery, $J(o)3.25 er crate;
onions, 10120 per doxen; sprouts,
9c ner round.
Secretary Loses Perquisites.
Salem One of the perquisites which
the secretary of state has enjoyed for
years was cut off by the senate when
that body passed 8. K. 19, by Kay.
This measure provides that all fees is
sued for notary public commissions
shall go into the suite treasury, instead
of into the pocket of the secretary of
state, as heretofore. The proposed law
authorixes a charge of $5 a year for a
commission, or $10 for two years.
Formerly the foe was $2.
Western Union Employes at Chicago
Favor a Strike.
Chicago, Feb. 12. Opm defiance of
the Wtern Union Telegraph company
1 waa voiced at a mass minting of its em
ploye held in Musicians' hall, 134 Van
I llnreii street, thla afternoon. More
IhitnHOO operators were packed Into
I the hall, and many of them favored
tailing an Immediate strikeon the com
pimy unless the men who have recently
fawn discharged for joining the union
are at on 1:0 reinstated.
Resolutions practically announcing
their memlairahip in the Commercial
Telegraphers' Union of America were
adopted hy the ojaTator, and the exec
utive committee of the union waa in
striKTtod to notify the company that a
continuation of lta allege discriminat
ing attitude will tie resented.
President 8. J. Hmall and Hecretary
Wen ley Kuaaell of the national organ i-1
ration attended the meeting and urged
the men Inthe local oflice of the West- j
ernJUnlon company not to take hasty I
action until the union is ready to act in .
all large cities. President Hmall said
after the meeting that the operators in
22 cities had joined In the movement
and that if a strike were declared it
would not m confined to Chicago.
The men have leeii secretly organis
ing for alatut two years, and President
Hmall asserts that recently nine old '
employes of the company have been
discharged in the local office because of
their activity in union affairs.
FINDS SECRET OF PORCELAIN.
Director of Sevres Rediscovers Pro
cess of Making "Tendre" Were.
Paris, Feb. 12. M. George Vogt, di
rector of tho artistic department of the
national factory of porcelain, at Hevres,
lias just made a discovery which will
entirely change the present art of por
There are two kinds of porcelain, the
hard and the "tendre." The secret of
the manufacture of the latter was first
dis-ovcrcd by tho Chinese and occupied
the attention of the chemists of all
Europe during the sixteenth, seven
teenth anl eighteenth centuries. At
first all attempts to discover the formu
la were without result, but at last suc
cess waa attained, the "tendre" porce
lain waa discovered and perfected.
This delicate porcelain reigned su
preme until in 1710 a new porcelain
was invented in Saxony. This Saxon
porcelain, if lees delicate and less rich
in decoration, had the advantage over
the "tendre" of being stronger and
more pliable. large objects could be
made in it which were not possible in
the "tendre." Little by little the man
ufacture of the "tendre" was abandoned
and with it disappeared all the charm
ing little objects which could not be
made in hard porcelain. At last the
secret was lout and for over a century
ceramists sought to rediscover it, but
Now M. Vogt has discovered the sec
ret of making it and also how to make
it more durable and pliable, which will
enable him to overcome all the difficul
ties which beset the manufacture of the
"tendre" in former times.
RIOTERS BEAT ITALIANS.
Assault on Motorman Enrages Pas-
sengers on Streetcar.
Ran Francisco, Feb. 12. Police re
serves were called out tonight to quell
a streetcar riot on Sutter street between
Fillmore and Deriaadero ttreets. The
motorman of an outbound Sutter street
car, ola?ying an order recently issued by
the United Railroads, stopped his car
because four Italians persisted in hang
ing onto the running board on the
locked side of the car. They were
finally induced by angry passengers to
come Inside, and the motorman threw
on the current.
One of the Italians then stepped up
behind the motorman and knocked him
senseless with a blow of his fist. A
quickwitted passenger succeeded in
bringing the car to a stop within the
block, and the passengers, about 100
in number, proceeded to give the Ital
ians a fearful beating. The police re
serves were called out, and they had to
use their clubs to restore order.
Chehalis Creamery Sold.
Chehalis, Wash., Feb. 12. Nelson A
Justesen have said the Chehalis cream
ery to O. Brewer, who recently came
here from the northern part of the state.
The creamery here lias been a success
ever since it waa started, the business
having grown with the development of
dairying in the Chehalis and Newau
kum valleys. During 1006 over 25,000
pounds more butter was made here than
during the previous year. The Chehal
is milk condensing plant is now receiv
ing almost an even 2,000 pounds of
Women Enter a Protest.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 12. Wo
men of this city met today and protest
ed against the printing of the details of
the Thaw murder case and simil ir coin t
proceedings. The protest was nmdo
"in the Interest of the sanctity of our
homes and the purity of our children, '
and to protest against the minute and
detailed accounts given in these daily
papers ol the sensational and scan
dalous proceedings of the criminal
Cut the Tariff on Wheat.
City of Mexico, Feb. 12. Fearing a
wheat famine In the country in conse
quence of the bad ciops, the Finance
department has considerably decreased
the customary duties on wheat import
ed from the United States. The duty
that wheat will have to pay from Feb-
ruary 15 to June 1
will be $1.60 for.
MAKE SHIPPERS PAY
Railroads VIII Raise Honey by
CANNOT FIND SALE FOR BONDS
Committees Working on New Tariffs
Which Abolish Commodity Rates
and Make Advances.
Chiiago, Feb. 14. Railroads of the
entire country are preparing to make
general increases in freight raUs which
will bring them several hundred mil
lions added revenue annually.
In Chicago conferences are being held
between the highest traffic men of both
Fa? tern and Western roads with a view
to eliminating hundreds of rates which
are known as "commodity rates" and
to compel shippers to submit every
thing to classification rates, ' which are
substantially higher. The preliminary
work is lieing done by committees rep
resenting both sections of the country
and the real magnitude of the increases
and of the general move for more reve
nue will not be known until thece com
mittees make their report, which may
not come before June.
The plan for a general increase in
rates is due to the alarm which is felt
in Wall street and among the stock
holders and directors of all railroads
over the growing difficulty in securing
money with which to make needed im
provements, build extensions and pro
vide equipment and facilities for carry
ing the traffic of the country.
It was stated today that more than
$1,800,000,000 had been appropriated
by the railroads for these purposes, but
that it is impossible to float the securi
ties in any of the markets of the world.
Accordingly the railway president and
the men who control the transportation
facilities of the country have come to
the conclusion that the only way to
raise the necessary money is to increase
the price of what they have to sell,
which is transportation.
In some way it is expectedjthat many
hundred articles which are now trans
ported on "commodity rates" will be
restored to the classification, which will
operate to increase the rates from three
to fifty, and in some cases even 100 per
cent. In connection with the elimina
tion of many commodity rates, it is
stated that all of the lines have agreed
that uniform classification would be a
good thing, as the shippers, desire it.
When this is finally obtained, it may
be found that the classification rates on
many articles have been increased.
At present fully 75 per cent of the
tonnage of the country is carried on
"commmodity rates," which are very
much under the 001 responding classifi
cation rates. All of the heavy tonnage,
such as flour, grain, iron, steel, coal,
are moved on the lower rate .
TURNS DOWN LEASING PLAN.
House Committee Proposes a Slight
Change in Coal Land Law.
Washington, Feb. 14. A compro
mise of the coal land bill was finally
agreed upon today by the house com
mittee on public lands and recommend
ed for a favorable report. It falls far
short of the program President Roose
velt outlined for the withdrawal of all
coal land from entry and the leasing of
such land, instead of selling it.
In the bill agreed upon the coal land
is reserved under the same restrictions
aa land entered under laws other than
coal land laws, with the exception of
homesteads, the patents for which are
issued without commutation.
To encourage the development of coal
land in the Rocky Mountain states,
the bill largely increases the amount of
coal land which may be taken by one
corporation. It provides that an asso
ciation of four persons may be granted
patents on 2,560 acres of coal land after
having expended $10,000 for improve
ments. The bill permits an association
of four persons to receive patents for
1,280 acres after $5, ouo lias been ex
pended in improvements.
Concession on Land Order.
Washington, Feb. 14. President
Roosevelt today told Representative
Stevenson, of Minnesota, that he had
made a modification of his suspension
order of January $5, relating to entries
on public land, which would except
from the operations of the order all
homestead proofs on ceiled Indian land
where there are deferred payments.
The exceptions made by the president
do not, in the opinion of the represent"
at Ives of the Northwest, go far enough
and they will continue in their effoits
to obtain further concessions.
Blsbee Miners Locked Out.
Bisbee, Arlx., Feb. 14. Seven hun
dred miners were laid off In Bisbee to
day. The reason given was that there
was a shortage in fuel and lumber, and
that, in order to make some necessary
repairs, it was decided to close down
some of the shafts. There is a general
belief that the situation is directly due
to the attempt being made by organizers
of the Western Federation of Miners to
make Bisbee a union camp Olliials of
the company refuse to admit this.
Eight-hour Day for Dispatchers.
Jefferson, City, Mo., Feb. 14. The
house today passed the bill applying
the eight-hour law to all train dispatch-
en and telegraphers who handle the
I runnina of railroad trains.
AMERICA'S COTTON CHOP.
Urn) faatrr la Which l ael San
Ifvada tha World.
America occupies the premier pol
tlon with regard to the production of
cotton, and not only haa the Industry
Itself Increaaed to a gigantic Boale but
the financial aide haa also developed
Into an highly complex organism.
In New York the Cotton Kxchange Is
a striking sight "A hundred men,
more or leas, are maaaed around a
braae-ralled ring, all ahoutlng figures.
You who stand In the visitors' gallery,
looking down and listening, hear the
battle cry of tlie New York Cotton
Exchange. The ahoutlng dealurs and
brokers on the floor are warriors of
the field of the cloth of cotton. They
are soldiers of King Cotton, and cot
ton It la that they are buying and sell
ing. Every few minutes a hell rings,
ratling attention thus to a blackboard
on which la posted the lateat quota
tion, or cotton price, from Liverpool.
In such matter It Is as If the Liver
pool and New York cotton exchanges
were on opposite sides of the same
street such Is the magic of the oceau
RKW MECHANICAL COTTOX-PICKEa.
cable. With each ring of the bell there
la more shouting, then friendly smiles,,
and a scribbling on little pads. Such la
life five and a half days a week a round,
that brass rail the cotton 'pit' "
In the Southern States every cotton
townahlp haa Its local cotton exchange
fitted with numerous telephones ao that
cotton farmers can 'follow the move
ments of the market. The actual cot
ton crop for the year ended Aug. 31,
1003, aggregated 13,041.471 bales, wblch
was a large advance on the 10.0&4.057
bales for a similar period la 1003-4;
00 per cent of this enormous harvest Is
shipped to Europe.
Numerous devices have been Invent
ed to take the place of hand labor In
gathering the cotton crop; with one. ex
ception, however, all of these hare
proved failures. The principal defect
has been that the machines would bar
rest the Immature as well as mature
xitton as the cotton doee not ripen with
any uniformity. During the last har
vesting season, however, a machine was
employed In several of the Southern
States which proved to be a decided Im
provement over the ordinary hand
method; by Its means only the ripe
cotton was picked, the other plants be
ing untouched. The machine Is driven
and propelled by an ordinary gasoline
engine of eight horse-power. The cot
ton Is gathered by an endless series of
teeth fixed to revolving bands working
Inside the square cases (eight In num
ber), which are shown being directed
by the operators. Any leaves or Im
purities are blown away by fans, and
the cotton Is stored In the four bags
banging from the upper part of the
A by-product of cotton-growing Is
Just now enjoying a boom. Europe has
become an enormous cotton-seed oil con
sumer, and export sales have been re
cently progressing In New York at the
r-?. v--'; r?
8HIPP1.N0 COTTON AT UaoOKLYN.
rate of 2,000 barrels per day. Cotton
seed oil Is now recognised as an Im
portant article of food, replacing olive
oil, lard, and butter In many forms of
cooking and table use. Its consump
tion equals and the demand exceeds
the entire production of the Southern
States, where cotton Is grown. At the
cotton-seed mills In the South the seed
Is scraped by machinery and the lint
baled for the market The shells are
made into potash.
A CraleaJ View.
"What are the tormentors' on the
"That dependa To stage hands they
are the first scenes on the alde of the
stage; to the audience they are often
the people In the middle of it" Bal
A Falsa Alarm.
Dechard's tailor (forcing his way In
to the house) Sir, I want my money.
Dechard You relieve me; I thought
It was mine you were after. L IVIe
Mele. A young girl whose face Is chalky
with powder, looks as bad as a young
boy who haa a cigarette In his mouth.
Oentus Is said to be a certain form
of madneaa, but the madness of moat
people Is more or less uncertain.
I A :
promise: wont do
Presldsnt and: Delegation- From
Sao Francisco In Deadlock.
NO CONCESSION ON SCHOOLS
Exclusion of Japanese Coolies Only
Will Bring Agreement Presi
dent' Canaot Guarantee.
Washington, Feb. 12. A complete
deadlock haa- developed in the diaema
aion between President Roosevelt and
the educational authorities of the city
of Han Francisco relative to the exclu
sion from tii public schools of that
city of Japanese children. There ia no
present indication that this deadlock
will be brokaa or a satisfactory solu
tion of the perplexing problem will be
The- blame for preaent conditions
rests largely on the president. lie was)
forced to an admission yesterday that
he could ge no further than t promise
the exerxiiee of his utmost exertions in
negotiating a treaty with Japan for the
exclusion of coolies. This- was not
sufficient lor the Coast delegation. The
members desired an assurance that
Japan, it willing in good faith to enter
upon negotiation of such a treaty, and
that tt will be followed by drastic leg
islat'con. The president could not give
bh assurance requested and bluntly
said that the legislation) feature is im
practicable. At the conclusion of the conference
the president informed the delegation
that he would present the entire matter
ander consideration to the cabinet at
its meeting today and later call the
delegation to the White House again.
LONG ARRAY OF LEGAL TALENT
Able Lawyers Gathered From Far and
Near to Assist in the Case.
Spokane, Feb. 12. The legal battle
for the life of Steve Adams began yes
terday in the mining town of Wallace,
Idaho. On one side are the forces of
the state, seeking Adams' conviction as
the first step toward convicting the
leaders of the Western Federation of
Miners, who are charged with the as
sassination of ex-Governor Frank Steun
enberg, of Idaho; on the other, is the
powerful Federation, with all the re
sources at its command, declaring the
charges are false and an attempt by the
mine owners to break up the union.
The crime against Steve Adams is the
murder of Fred Tyler, a settler who
disappeared from his timber claim on
Marble creek about August 10, 1904,
and whose body was found later. II is
murder remained a mystery till after
the assassination of ex-Governor Steu
nenberg. Harry Orchard's graphic
confession is said not only to have im
plicated Steve Adams and other Federa
tion men in the governro's murder, but
declared that Adams and Jack Simp-
kins also killed Tyler. Si napkins has
never been found.
OREGON APPLES IN LONDON.
Rogue River Newtowns Net Grower
S2.38 F. O. B.
Medford, Or., Feb. 12. The high
character of the yellow Newtown apples
produced in the Rogue river valley is
illustrated by the. returns which are
coming in from the numerous cars con
signed to the London dealers by the
' growers of this valley the present sea
son. Fred II. Hopkins received a cable
. today from the first car of his product
placed upon the market this year, the
same having been consigned to Dennis
& Sons, of Coven t Garden, who report
the sale of the carload, consisting of 450
boxes of four-tier and 150 boxes of four
and one-half tier apples, at an average
net figure f. o. b. shipping point, of
! $2.38 per box.
The importarce of the apple situation
j impresses one the more when it is
Known tnat tne Kogue river vauey nas
no less that 10,000 acres of the yellow
Newtown variety of apples, either now
in bearing or nearing the beaiing age.
Trade Treaty With Germany,
Washington, Feb. 12. S. D. N.
North, the director of the census, who
was a member of the tariff commission
which went to Germany to confer with
a similar commission appointed by the
German government with a view to ar
riving at a basis upon which the tariff
of the two countries might be satisfac
torily arranged, had a conference today
with Secretary Root. While no state
menat on the subject can be had, it is
believed that the draft of a treaty in
process looks toward a correction of
complaints made by Germany.
Inquiries Into Omaha Grain Rate.
Omaha, Feb. 12. The Interstate
Commerce commission here today be
gan an investigation of the recent raise
in grain rates put into effect by the
Union Pacific railroad. The complain
ant charges that the Union Iacifio
raised carload rates on grain across the
Missouri river bridge at Omaha from
$2 per car to $8 per car. The railroad
in its answer admitted all the claims
except that it is denied that the in
creaaed rates are exorbitant.
Mexico City Is Shivering.
Mexico City, Feb. 12. For the first
time In many years, snow fell upon
the streets of Mexico City today. The
unusual conditions have caused suffer
ing among the poor, who habitually go
about clad in light garments and with
bare feet. The government is provid
ing food and shelter tonight to hundreds.