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COTTAGE GROVE OREGON
NEWS OFTHE WEEK
In a Condensed Form lor Car
A Return of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
A revolution threaten. I'ortujMl.
Japan threatens to start a 1-oyeot:
against American g.ds.
Prospects i'f a settlement f the t ' o -graphera'
eti ike seem l-t (f r.
Corean delegates June protested to
The Hague conference against annexa
tion by Japan.
The French pnnte is wvklnit to cor
rect a nutnU-r of things con plaii.e 1 of
by wine growers.
Strike troubh s have I ecnnie so seri
ou8 In K nie that troops' have been call
el out to protict the men len.aining at
The United States court has enjoined
the railroad . commissioners of North
Carolina from enforcing the new iate
law pending futther hearings
Ten thousand carpenters in New
York will strike nnnless g'v. nan in
crease in waves. As the increase has
been promised no trouble is looked for
The incendiary movement among the
Russian peasants in revenge for the
dissolution of the douma has a-sumed
eerious proportions. Anumltrof large
estates hae been deva.-tated.
The Missouri Pacific railroad will
probably cancel all parses except those
held by epmloyes in order to offset a
part of the loss sustained by
forcemeat of the 2-cent rate.
There is a revival of terroiif.j
A number of Montana cattlemen liave
been indicted for fencing government
.Drivers of New lork s ice wagons
have gone on strike and the city is
Harriman Fays he bag no intention
of retiring from the railroad business
until he dies.
A receiver has been appointed for the
Marquette Mutual Life Insurance coin
pany of Chicago.
Freight rates between the Mississippi
river and the Rocky mountains will be
advanced 5 per cent.
Judge Landis insists on Rockefeller's
apjearance in court in connection with
the Standard Oil inquiry.
More witnesses for the defense in the
Hay wood case have helped the prosecu
tion more than the defense.
Striking telegraph operators of San
Francisco would welcome a government
inquiry, as they believe it would mean
victory for them.
San Francisco Japanese have been re
fused licenses to conduct intelligence
offices on the ground that they are not
citizens of the United States.
French Socialists plan to overthrow
Russian Terrorists are preparing for
a campaign of assassination.
Railroad men are trying to smother
the Oregon land grant inquiry
A number of Dutte letter carriers
have quit as a demonstration for higher
Roosevelt has received the thanks of
- China for remitting part of the Poxer
All leading Standard Oil men have
been summoned to appear in court at
Chicago and tell about its finances.
Both telegraph companies in San
Francisco say they are meeting require
inents of business, but the union off i
cials say the messages are being sent
J Hurricane accompanied by lm
niense waves swept the Caroline islands
recently. Many islands were devas
tated and it is estimated that at least
200 natives perished.
The State bank of Chicago and two
lawyers have received a fee of $00,000
as receiver and attorneys for the Trad
era Insurance company, which col
lapsed as a result of the San Francisco
Pennsylvania to Punih Thieves Who 1
Stole Over $5,000,000.
Harrisburg, Pa., Julv 1. "Tl e state
will U avenged uivn tin o w bo tune
plun.h rd it. Criminal and ei il suit
will li instituted and the case i? a
This declaration wa made t.xiay I y
James S-arlct, chief counsel for the leg
islative committee which ha just com-
pii t.-d its three and a half iuo:,ths' In
vest iirit ion 'f the Pennsylvania- enj itol
sivindal. Within 30 day the imesti
pi tors will rttider a report to uoveitior
Miwrt. an I then, when he turns oxer
the riMp -rs to A:t inev General Todd,
will come the retribution.
The investigation has disclosed not
on'v one of the lowest public scandals
in t he h story of t he nation, but has
brought out some very jovulinr facta.
It has shown that, whereas the capitol
was built for less than $4,000,000,
nearlv $0,0(O,0O0 was siieiit in furnish
iisg it. The 1 4,(HK),tKH) spent on the
building had been Bj'propriated by the
legislature and no scandal attaches to
its expenditure, but not one cent wa
ever appropriated for the furnishing of
the building, and it was only by aivi
de-it !a-t fall that State Treasurer IVrrv
disvovi red that nearly !,000,(K0 had
been taken from the treasury and sown
among the contractors who vied with
cadi other in the pen entages of their
protits profits which were rarely less
than 4 K.) percent and in a number of
instances were more than 2,000 per
cent. In one instance, Sanderson, it is
alleged, charged $3,-50 for a mantel
w hich cost him $32.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
ADVANCE FREIGHT RATES.
bHttPMtN KICK AT TOLLS.
Hato to Pay Tax for Driving; Across
Pendleton Three thousand sheep
are now on their way across the I'ni-
atllla Indian reservation, belli;; the
first to pay the required tax and
cross with a permit. I he band bo
tonus to Joe Connelly, and the ex
pense Incurred by the toll will bo
close to $100. When the Indians,
under the direction and supervision
of O. C. l'dwaids, the agent, last
year put n tax on livestock driven
across the reservation there was
much dissatisfaction among the
sheepmen, who drove their flocks
around Instead of across. All the
sheepmen, both last year and this,
with the exception of Mr. Connelly,
have taken their sheep on a circuit
ous anil dltlicult route around tho
The rule made last year requires
a toll of 3 cents n head on sheep, 5
cents on horses and 10 cents on cat
tle. In addition the owner must give
a bond for damages and pay uu In
dian policeman to net as escort, to
see that no grazing Is allowed along
That the toll of 3 cents Is wholly
unjust Is held by the sheepmen. Ac
cording to them, they have no objec
tion to paying an Indian policeman
to accompany them and to giving the
bond for damages, but they look up
on the toll os pure graft on the part
I of tho Indians.
Schedule Between Mississippi and
Rocky Mountains Increased.
Cniengo, Julv I. freight rates in
the territory between the Mississippi
river and the Rcvky mountains will lie
advanced 5 per cent by the action of
the Western railroads in raising the
minimums on carload shipments 2nd
other changes in the classification. It
has not yet been determined to cancel
many of the carload commodity tariffs,
though a few of those whose usefulness
ha pass-ed will be canceled and the
commodity rated according to classifica
It is the intention to cancel all less
than carload commodity rates, but as
thev have to meet special conditions,
the shippers generally hav( not made
any specific complraint.
The call for the meeting of the West
ern Classification committee at Char-
levy, Miss., July 1G, was sent out yes
terday. The docket contains 425 sub
jects, many of which were rulings is
sued by F. O. Becker, chairman ol the
committer, Fince January 15, 1007, and
will be ratified by the committee. Tb
most important of the subjects is "To
revise the minimum weights," on
which special committees , have been at
The new Western freight classifica
tion will become effective September
INQUIRY INTO TELEGRAPHS.
Archie Mason to Build Aey Dike
Klamath Kails Archie Mason, of
the firm Mason. Davis & Co., has
been advised by William Hood, chief
engineer of the Southern Pacific
Company, that his bid on tho con
struction of the dike across the Kla
math marsh had been accepted, and
that he was expected to begin work
at once. This Is a good piece of news
for this section as It nieaus the early
completion of the California-North
eastern Railway to this city. Mr.
Mason expects to have two largo
stev.m dredges In operation by July
10, and states that he will complete
the contract by the first of 'he year.
The contract embraces a dike or
grade about six miles long ncross the
Ady swamp lands. The fact that
Mr. Mason has undertaken construc
tion of the dike gives assurance thAt
the railroad will reach this city dur
ing the summer of 1908.
WHtAT NOT SPOILED.
Clackamas County Crops ard Looking
Well Lart; Ahpie Crop.
Oregon City Tho fanners of
Clackamas county are encouraged
over crop condition, and believe
that tho leld will bo large, espec
ially lu wheat. The aphis, which did
so much damage last year, lias not
appeared, and the recent rains have
been very beneficial. I.rmt year the
aphis prevented much of tho wheat
from heading, and the loss to the
farmer was heavy. Reports from
outlying districts nre very satisfac
tory, and In the eastern and south
ern portions of the county there will
bo good crops. (Jeorge il. Gregory,
of Molalla, one nf the few twiscl
growers of tho Pacific Coast, says
the crop this year cannot bo excelled.
While the prune crop In many sec
tions will be short, there Is a fine
prospect for a larg crop of applet.
The strawberry crop Is still being
harvested, and Wilson berries sold
for $1 per crato In tho local mar
kets Saturday. Indications are bright
for a largo crop of cherries, and very
few have been spoiled by tho rains ho
far this season.
Trout Plaated Near Astoria.
Astoria A shipment of 2.000
brook trout and 12,000 rainbow
trout has been received from the
government hatchery on the Clack
amas river. l no brook trout wero
planted lu streams near Forts Co
lumbia and Stevens, while the rain
bow trout were planted In streams
tributary to upper Young's River and
running through property owned by
Dr. Vaughn aud C. V. Rrown of this
city. Messrs. Vaughn and ltrown
will prohibit fishing lu the streams
for three years, will feed the young
iisn lor a nine, aim win also retire
oft with wire screens the portions of
the streams where tho fry were
EN I ENCt. 8CMMIIZ JULY U.
Severity Depends on Other Prosecu
Hons Defense Enraged.
San Froinlsco, June 28. I iver tin
angry protests of lbr defense, who de
iiouncod it h "an outrage ii on jus
lice." Jodwo Daiine vcslcrday granted
the request of the )roiv ut ion for de
lav and withheld until Moudnv, Julv
S, t he sentencing of Mayor lingerie K
Nhlnltr. for the ci ime of extort ion, of
which be was found guilty .limn I .'I
In the presence ol a wrest crowd in his
courtroom in (lie Icinpel Ii-rui-l, Hinrt Iv
after 10 o'clock, .Indue Dunne called
the convicted maun for sentence, first
Inquiring whether il was the purpose ol
the prosecution to pics against him
the other four extortion Indictments re
turned l v the grand jury. The irl
intimated that if the district attorney
so Intended, the sentence about to 1m
pronounced would be less severe than
If other prosecutions Were to k abaii
District Attorney ljingdon declared
that thu state bud not made up its
mind on this iint, and asked for mi
other week in which to consider it. Ill
cidetitull v he admitted that tho proc
onion was not prcikiriil to argue
apkinst the defciise'M iiiotiin for. a new
trial, which- would naturallv pri-4 do
the inilxisilioM of sentence. Mr. Fair-
all, for the dvfchsc, replied that the
latter did not desire to argue, but would
submit that motion. Jo insisted nn
the right of th i mayor to secure sen
fence at once, so that lie could without
further delay take an npoal to the
IiikIioi court for tb new trial which
Judge Dunne would refuse.
Judge Dunne finally grunted the do
lay oh the aussuruiice of the district
attorney that by July H the state would
say whether or rot the other extoitiou
charges would!.' prosecuted.
NEVER PLOT I ED VIOLENCE.
Venezuelan cabinet has re-
Serious labor disturbances are
ported In Japanese copper mines.
Tho Uusso-Chineso bank at Vladi
vostok has paid out $2G,50U on a
Advices from Lisbon lndlcato that
King Carlos Is in eminent danger of
losing his throne.
A number of tho striking San
Francisco cannon have been indicted
for uttacks on cars.
France and Spain have reached an
understanding to protect each other
In their Island possessions.
A revolutionist disguised as an
army officer drew $30,000 from the
Kusso-Chlnese bask ut Harbin on a
San Francisco Indicted million
aires have raised a point which may
annul all Indictments. This claim Is
that tho grand jury which Investi
gated their cases was Invalid as Its
term had expired and a new grand
Jury list bad been certified to.
Commissioner Smith Will Exclude All
Chicago, Julv 1 . A dispatch to the
Tribune from Washington says: In
accordance with the instructions of
President Roosevelt. Comrnirnseioner
of Corporations Herbert Knox Smith is
arranging for an immediate investiga
tion of the relations letween the tele
graph companies of the United States.
The investigation will be conducted in
such a manner as to avoid giving any
company or official the privilege of im
munity from prosecution in case a vio
lation of the law should be dii-covered
The investigation will determine the
nature and extent of the agreement ex
isting between the telegraph companies,
the rate of wages paid to employes, the
operating expenses and such other data
as will be useful to the department of
justice in determining whether to insti
tute legal proceedings, and to congress,
should that body desire to have the gov.
eminent exercise control over the tele,
Law Weak at Vital Point.
Salem An inquiry received by the
state railroad commission from a rail
road telegraph opeiator calls attention
to the fact that the act of the last legis
lature regulating the hours of lalxir of
railroad employes was verv loosely
drawn. Though the law forbids the
employment of telegraph operators
more than 14 consecutive hours, there
is nothing to prevent their lieing work
ed 23 hours out of 2 if they be given
an hour's rest at the end of 14 hours.
Trainmen are protected in this retpect,
but telegraphers are not.
Adams Wheat Crop is Good.
Adams The prospect for a banner
yield of wheat in this locality was
never any more promising than at the
present time,. The fall wheat in most
instances was put in at just the right
time and got a good start and while
the spring wheat came on slowly on ac
count of the backward season the lato
rain has now insured a pood crop, and
t lie acreage is considerably larger than
a year ago. I tit; same report comes
from the Weston and Athena district,
which is the center of the great Walla
VValla valley wheat belt.
Crude Oil for Track.
Pendleton The oiling of the O.
It. N. Co.'s roadbed between here
arid Spokane is now on In earnest. A
trial run has been made under the
direction of M. J. Huckley. The road
that Is being oiled Is considered by
travelers to bu the dustiest and most
disagreeable road to travel In the
Northwest. Tho route lies through
alkali dust and sand for many miles
and all passengers alighting from the
Spokane train are covered with a
white coating. The dust, coupled
with the heat of the summer months,
makes travel on this road anything
but a pleasure.
Ready to Arrange Terms,
San Francisco, July 1. President
Cornelius, of the Carmen's union, gave
emphatic denial today to the report
that the members of the union have de
eded to return in a body to tho service
of the United Railroads. Headrnitted.
however, that renewed efforts have been
made to bring about a settlement and
that to this end President P. II . Mo-
Carthy of the Ruilding Trades council,
had called upon President Calhoun, of
the I nited liailroads, yesterday and
again today for the purp se of present
ing a leipiest for a conference.
Jaoanese Embassy Delays Action,
Washington, July 1. The Japaneso
embassy lias for some time had infor
mation of trie pendency of the a plica
tion of Japanese to conduct intelligence
unices in ran r rancisco, oui me oecis-
n of the San Francisco police board
lenying these applications bus not
reached the embassy, except unollicial-
ly. .No action is expected to bo taken
here unless the matter assumes a shape
for diplomatic representations, when
the embassy will take it up.
Big Wool Clip Sold.
Pendleton The Cunningham Sheep
& Iand company has sold its clip of
wool, amounting to over 150,000
pounds, to Koeshland I'rothers for lHi
cents a pound. This clip was offered
at the recent pool sales and no bid was
made. The owners immediately had
the wool sorted and scoured in the Pen
dleton scouring mills. The bid of 18a
cents was on a grease basis. The dis
posal of this clip cleans up practically
all of the Umatilla county wool.
Factory Employes Protected.
Oregon City Deputy State Com
missioner of Labor and Inspector of
Factories and Workshops C. Henry
Gram, of Portland, have made an In
spection of the factories In this city.
He visited the huge plant of tho Wil
lamette Pulp & Paper Company,
where ho made a close examination,
and declared the protection afforded
the lives of the employes was first-
class, as was also tho fire protection.
Mr. Gram Is president of the State
Federation of Labor.
Newport Ready for Summer.
Corvallis According to present in
dications, Newport and Nye beach bid
fair to lm the mo-t popular summer re
sort in Oregon this snison. An impee-
tion shows much general improvement
at these two resorts. Newport has
taken it upon her-elf lo cut out and
grade several good streets, with side
walks leading over the hills to Nye
beach, making it very much easier and
more pleasant to travel between the
Heavy Wheat Yield Certain.
Condon About an Inch and a half
of rain has fallen here arid the
ground Is soaked deeper than ever
before at this time of tho year. A
big yield of fall grain Is absolutely
assured and many of the wheat ni'-n
are expecting from 2! to 4 0 bushels
to the acre, which will be the largest
yield in the history of the country.
Boyce Reiterates Denials of Others,
but Makes Nome Admissions.
Hoise, Idaho, June 2-S. A ruling
made yefterday ly Judge Wood while
Fdward IUiyce, for years the leader of
thu Western Federation of Miners and
now a wealthy mine owner of theCociir
d'AletleS, was testifying ill behalf of
William D. IInywiNwl, rritiy mateiiully
limit the showing of the defense as to
the existence of the counter-conspiracy
against Haywood and bis assistants
which It a'leges.
James II. Haw ley fcr the state ob
jected to the general tiestioii us to the
slicy and practice id mine owners
throughout the West in blacklist ii g
union miners, and lu the argument that
followed Clarence Harrow for tho de
fense claimed that sumo latitude in
proving counter conspiracy that the
state enjoyed in show ing its conspiracy.
Ml. Hawlcy contended that the state
had directly shown the exigence of a
conspiracy by Harry Orchard and by so
doing bad laid tho foundation for and
made the connection of all the evidence
offered on the subju-t. He said that
the defense whs tiying to show a coun
ter conspiracy by proving various iso
lated instances and ccitain general con
ditions, none of w bicb whs come ctod
with the case and for none of w bicb a
proper foundation bad been laid.
In ruling the court in ccpted In part
the contention of the prosecutoin and
limited the proof of the defense along
this line to events in Colotado and the
CiH-or d'Alenes connected with the case
as now established ,
KATE HEARING OVEIt
Probable Ttiat Spokane Hill Lose
Hard Iuuyti! Case.
NO DECISION CHOKE NEXT EALL
Qerieral Cot In All Western Frnif.ht
Hatns May Do Ordered hy Inter
stale Commerce Comnnttion.
Washington, June HO. If the Inter
state Coiiunoioc commission d-.e not
dismiss t he complaint id Sin I' rancisco
Mini decline lo onb r a reduction of
freight rates (ill eoininislitics billed to
("ipokniie from Fa-tern points, it will
order a general In vct ign t ion into tho
freight rates throughout the Notlhwest.
and West with a view to determining
the advisability of milking swot pint! re
ductions in rates to r.ll points remote
from witter t ransportsl ion. There ap
pears to lie rio lik liln od that the torn
mission will K'rant the appeal of hpo
kaiie and giv that city the Ih lo lit of it
specially reduced rale b til" diMidtniil-
aio or all oilier interior points both
east and west of Spokane.
1 Ins opinion im general ly exnreciie.l
after the conclusion id the argument in
the Spokane case Is-forc the Interstate
Commerce commission yestirdav, for
it ii iik reed I hut hpokaue utterly failed
to dctnourtialo that it, more than any
itlier city, is cut it to a special rt
per cent lower than it now jmys.
Work Under Bad Conditions.
Colcn, July 1. Despite the strike of
steams-hovel men in May and tho heavy
rainfall, ttie earth takm from tho Cu
lebra cut during May exceeded 600,000
ubicTvards. This result is regarded as
plendid and as being due to the stren
uous efforts of Lieutenant Colonel (ite-
thals, chief engineer, and his btaff.
Construction Starts Soon.
Drain Every Indication points
toward an early opening of construc
tion work on the Oregon Western
Railroad from here to Coos Hay.
Concrete abutments for the steel
bridges on the "Y" across Kile Creek
are being built and all tho steel for
the two bridges is now in tho yards
In South Drain. At tho tunnels the
machinery Is being put In shape and
everything will bo ready for work In
Mill Assessment 8hows Increase.
Aberdeen County Assessor Car
ter says that tho total value of the
mills of Grays Harbor, exclusive of
shingle mills, as shown by the re
turns Is $896,020. The personal as
sessment property of Chehalls county
will show a 10 per cent increase over
the assessment of two years ago.
Only personal property Is assessed
Wheat Club, 80c; bhiestem, 8MA
8flc; valley, 80c; red,
Oats No. 1 white, 27.50fSj28.BO;
Parley Feed, $21.805,22 per ton;
brewing, nominal; rolled, $23.fi0(4
Corn Whole, $28; cracked, $20 per
Hay Valley tmothy, No. 1, $17eV;18
per ton; Kastern Oregon timothy, $21
clover, $0; cheat, $!eV,10; grain
hay, $or410; alfalfa, $13(a,14.
Fruits Strawberries, $l.ol)(?$2 per
crate; cherries. (i.r (ij 75c per Imx;
apples, $.'1(33.50 per box; apricots,
1 1.25r3l. 65 per crale; plums, $1.05
Vegetables Turnip, $2 per sack;
carrots, $2.50 a-r sa k ; beets, $2.60
per tack; asparagus, 10c per pound;
beans, 7Nu per pound; cabbage,
2xi! per pound; corn, 36o750o per
dozen; cucumU-rs, 75c per dozen ; let
tuce, liead, 25c per dozen ; onions, 15
20o per dozen; peas, 2 H(7i4o per
pound; radishes, Z0c per dozen; rhu
barb, S lo per pound ; tomatoes, $3.60
(S)4 per crate.
Potatoes Oregon, $2.75(a3.25 sack;
new potatoes, 2(rAc per pound.
IJutter Fancy creamey, 2225c
Poultry Average old hens, 11c
per pound; m.xcd chickens, J0c;
spring fryers and broilers, 14(Tt5of" old
roosters, 0c; dressed chickens, 16
f)17c; turkeys, live, 10(i)2e; turkeys,
dressed, choice, nominal; geeso, live,
pound, 7o7)10cj young ducks, 13(i14u;
old ducks, 10c.
KirgH Candled, 23a24c per dozen.
Veal Dressed, b yfijl 4o per pound.
Peel Dressed bulls, 3g (i) 4o per
pound; cows, 00)c ; country steers,
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 0c pe;
pound; ordinary, 67o; spring lunib,
Pork Dressed, Gfa Hc per pound.
Hops 08c per pound, according to
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
1022c per pound, according to shrink
age; valley, 2J22o, according to fine
ness; mohair, choice 29Q30o per
Small Appeals to Mackay.
San Francisco, June 28. president
S. J. Hmall, of the Commercial Tele
graphers' union, appealed yesterday di
rectly to Clarence Mackay, head of the
I 'on tu) Telegraph company. Mr. Small
wrote a letter directed to offset the one
written bv Mr. Mackay to the ollicials
of the Postal company in which Mr.
Mackay commended the operators who
ref ised to go out and condemned the
men who stiiick. A possible step to
ward a settlement was made yesterday
when the striking operators appointed
a conference committee.
Knox Smith to Investigate.
Oyster Pay, June 28. The telegram
asking President Roosevelt to investi
gate alleged violations of the anti-trust
law by tho telegraph companies, receiv
ed yesterday from the Washington Cen
tral Lalior union, was today transmitted
to Herbert Knox Smith, of the' depart
ment of Commerce and Ijilir. No
instructions were given Mr. Smith.
This telegram Is the only one that the
president has received on tho subject
The evidence produced In the SmiUiiih
ni'i' is not ample lo enable I be com
mission to order a k'eueral reduction
through the Wet, aud it is t!,eicfop
fair to as-iime that the commissi) it
woii'd make extensive examination l-c-
fore order ing any p-ncrul reduction iix
The probabi I it ion are that Spokane's
'otitplaint will be di-onicd, .r it has
beet mo ipnte evident that the commis
sion realir.es that tho terminal rate b
Portland ami Piik'ct sound is due en
tirely to water Competition.
Ssikaue not only failed to comUtt tho
water coliictit ion feature, but practl-
ally Iglioted it and asked for a reduc
tion as though the const cilii-s, llko
Ssuiue, were cut ierlv deis-mlcnl iirxm
rai bonds for tiniisitortalii'ii. Their
failure to produce reasons which would
justify the commission in ignoring wa
ter competition is one weakness of their
case. .Mlolher Weakness is their selllsli
ru.piest for n sis-ciiil rate tlml would
give them an iliiipiext ioncd lulvniitauo
over all other interior ioiiiti in thu
At the conclusion of the argument.
the commission announced that it
would like briefs from the various
iiiriHel. k'kinu tin i r views as to how
far unearned inclement, such us in
creased value of riuht of way and ter
minals, should be considered In tiling
roiiMUiitblit rates. These briefs will bo
submitted (k-tolx r 1. s u decision i
not likely licforo early winter.
Great Contracts for Cars.
New York, , June 20. The Harri
man, tioiild and oilier htrve railrad
ysteius have placed cat contracts with
in the last few days catling for an ex
penditure of upwards of $ 1 5,(100, (It N I,
and order are pending for others to the
value fo fully $1(1,00(1,1)1)11. Ibavv con
tracts are also about to lie given for lo
comotives for use on Fasten) lines.
The princijinl contracts call for 14,100
freight cars. The Harriman lues havo
ordered 0,000 refrigerator cms. Tho
Missouri Paoifle has contracted for 7,
Great Fire at Jamestown.
Norfolk, Va., June 28. Fire at Pine
Peach, a resort (Hied, with hotels of
varying size, restaurants, stores and
places of amusement just outside tho
Jamestown exposition grounds, destroy
fd 40 to 60 frame structures between
Virginia ami Mary land avenues and
Difference In Claims.
Guthrie, Okla., June 20. As a re
sult of three days' balloting the Demo
crat ic convention in the Fifth congres
sional dlstirct, lu session nt Holiart,
this afternoon ended in a sensational
tumult, and two candidates will con
test for places on the ticket, Scott Fer
ris, of fAwton, and Marion Weaver, of
Ada, I.T. Tho Ferris forces walked
out of tho ball, leaving the Weaver
men in jxwscsslon of the olliclal ballot.
Ferris claims tho nomination by a vole
of 115 to 08, and Weaver claims a plu
rality of 35.
Hail Destroys House
Topeka, Kan., Juno 20. Word lias
just been received here that Ulysses,
Kan., 400 miles southwist of Topeka,
was struck by a tornado, accompanied
by a heavy ball storm, late last night.
Two of the largest dwelling houses in
the town, together with many barns
and outbuildings, were destroyed. The,
throe daughters of A. 8. Miller were in
jured, one of them seriously. Nearly
all the windows in town were borken
by the bail.
; Conference on Better Ralls.
New lork, June 20. A conference
One Hundred and Second and One Hun- J0f ftbout 30 ollicials of the leading rail
died and Third streets, including Kx-, rH,lH and steel rail manufacturers of
position avenue. The loss is placed at the country was held In the olllce of K
between $200,000 and $250,000, with ill. (iarv. chairman of llin Imiinl f.r.n
between $200,000 and $250,000,
about 20 pei cent insurance.
Will Appeal 2-Cent Case.
Kainis City, Mo., Juno 28. Tho at
torneys for the 18 principal Missouri
rail wo vh and Attorney General Hadley
for t lie state last night practically
a "rood to uikM the matter of tho juris
diction in tho enforcement of the MIs-Miui.-.
mi law to the Supreme court.
"tiu Cruiser Launched,
Path Me., June 28. The ecout etuis-
or Chester, one of the latest 'types of, domain, and therefore ordered the dig
'ast war-hips, was launched yesterday charge of Karl Cunningham, convicted
ifternoon from the yard of the Path at Livingston on the charge of stealing
Iron works. a horse from the public rango.
II. Gary, chairman of the board of di
rectors of tho United States Steel cor
poration, today to discuss the mialily
of steel rails and tho advlsabilit v 1 1
! improving it.' Tho confoience was thu
outcome of criticism by railroad men
of the quality of rails now in ubo.
. Estray Law Will Not Hold.
Ilelana, Mont., Juno 29. Tho Su
premo court today held that the so
called estray law was unconstitutional
In that it embraced two separate and
distinct topics, estrays and the public