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E S T A C A D A ........................ OREGON
NEWS o n p WEEK
I l i Condensed Form lor Oar
A Raauma o f tha Lata Important but
Not Laaa Interesting Evanta
o f tha Paat Week.
There ia a lull in the
The second trial o I Senator Burton
Missouri may shut out two more in
Tait denounces trusts which oppose
free trade with the Philippines.
King Christian has accepted the Nor
wegian throne for Prince Charles.
The president will co-operate with
the states in compelling insurance re
Russian Baltic ports are frozen up,
thus cutting off communication by
The Cuban government has learned
of fresh plans for tha overthrow of
The death roll in the wreck of the
steamer Hilda, off the coast of France,
has grown to 128.
Secretary Hitchcock and Attorney
General Moody have agreed to remain
in the cabinet tor another year
A number of towns in Northern
Utah are without iuel and should a
sudden cold snap come many people
The production of gold in the United
States during 1904 amounted to 3,910,-
729 ounces, valued at $80,036,646, an
increase of over $7,000,000.
General Chaffee will soon retire.
Taft says canal needs more money.
Poles fear invervention by the kaiser
if they revolt.
Senator Smoot’s political control of
Utah is ended.
Further revelations are expected In
California on insurance scandal.
The Norwegian storthing has form
ally elected Prince Charles as king
The board of consulting engineers
has decided in favor of a sea level
The outbreak of yellow
Havana is being controlled
new cases are reported.
Runs on Rocks O ff North
Coast o f France.
8 t. Malo, France, Nov. 21.— One of
the most soul harrowing tales of ma
rine disaster in the history of the Eng
lish channel was brought here late last
night, when the tug Chateau Bryand
arrived here in company with the
steamer Ada, having on board six sur
vivors of the 106 passengers and crew
of the Southwestern railroad’s steam
ship Hilda, which, while bound from
Southampton to St. Malo, was driven
on the Pontes rocks, three miles from
here, during a blinding storm in the
early hours of Sunday.
The steamer left Southampton Satur
day for St. Malo with 86 passengers
and a crew of 19 on board. The
-weather was bitterly cold, while a
h -avy snow accompanied by a high
wind, made navigation well nigh im
possible. Before the Hilda was clear
of the Southampton harbor it was
plain that the voyage would be very
dangerous, and all passengers were
driven below decks and the hatches
Owing to the wind and snow the
vessel made but very slow progress,
time and again having to steer from
her course to avoid the strength of the
waves, which rushed mountain-high
down upon her. When off the Pontes
rocks the Hilda was cangbt in a strong
current, and before she could be turned
head-on to the waves, she drove stem-
on against the outermost promintory.
She broke into three pieces almost im
mediately, and sank before it was pos
sible to launch the lifeboats.
NO C O M P L A IN T ON CUBA.
Isle o f Pines Americans Merely Wish
Change o f Government.
Havana, Nov. 2 1 .— The municipal
council of the Isle of Pines has issued
a lengthy statement denying the
charges made by J. H. Keenan, of
Pittsburg, and others, that the island
is in a condition bordering anarchy
and is without proper courts, schools,
facilities for the protection of life and
The statement alleges that
these have all been provided and that,
although various public improvements
are necessary, the government has done
more than the small revenues of the is
It agrees that the records show the
actual ownership of Americans of lands
in the island to be far smaller than has
been asserted, since most of such lands
are held on options or on the payments
of small installments, and that they al
so show the amount of taxes paid by
Americans to be very small.
The officers of the principal Isle of
Pines land company, whose offices are
in Havana, say that while they believe
the island should be considered United
States territory, they have no com
plaint to make of the Cuban govern
Workmen of Russia have called off
FIND OF DIAM O N D S.
the strike and claim success in saving
Causes Excitement to Run High on
San Francisco has raised $26,000 for
Russian Jews and expects to add an
Seaside, Ore., Nov. 21.— During the
other $6,000 to the fund.
past week there has been intense excite
A meeting of Denver business men ment on the Necanicum. The secret of
passed resolutions favoring better tariff it all lies in the fact that an ochre
mine, which is being developed iust
regulations with the Philippines.
DECISION NOT FINAL
President Advocates Bnlldlng of
STEVENS IS OF SAKE OPINION
Make T w o Reports — Canal
Commission Says Locks.
Washington, Nov. 21.— Although the
board of consulting engineers has de
cided in favor of a sea level canal, it is
yet an open question whether tbe Pan
ama canal shall be a sea level or a lock
waterway. The decision of the board
is not final. It was reached by a vote
of 8 to 5 in favor of the sea level pro
ject, General Davis and Messrs. Burr
and Parsons joining with the five for
eign engineers against a lock canal.
Tbe report of the board probably will
not be submitted to President Roose
velt for five or six weeks.
A b to the
character of tbe great project, the re
port will not be unanimous.
two reports, one by the majority and
one by the minority, will be submit
ted. These reports tbe president will
lay.before the canal commission and
Chief Engineer Stevens for considera
tion. Mr. Stevens will come to the
United States from the isthmus to take
up the subject with the commission
and the president.
It is conceded by the adherents of a
sea level canal that to construct such a
waterway will cost much more money
and time than to build a lock canal.
It is known tbat in the mind of the
president these are vital elements.
is his desire, expressed to some of those
who have discussed the subject with
him, that the canal Bbould be built as
expediously as possible and at no great
er expense than may be necessary to
provide a practicable waterway. He
has indicateid to some of those to whom
he has talked that he personally favors
a lock canal, but he is determined ful
ly that the subject shall be considered
thoroughly from all points of view be
fore a final decision is reached.
Mr. Stevens will leave Colon for
Washington next Thursday.
coming to give the commission infor
mation upon different phases of the
work on the isthmus, but more particu
larly his view as to the type of canal.
These views are already known to the
officials who are in charge of the canal
work, but an official statement from
the engineer is desired.
Mr. Stevens told officials who recent
ly visited the canal zone that, if a sea
level canal was to be constructed, the
government ought to put boys under 20
years of age in charge of it, so that
they would last until the work was
completed. The visit of Mr. Stevens
for the especial purpose of giving his
views as to the type of canal indicates
that the judgment of the consulting
board of engineers is not definitely to
determine the type, but that the com
mission will earnestly take up the sub
ject and make recommendations. From
above the bridge across the Necanicum
S H A W WILL S T A Y .
Over half of Vladivostok has been
on the Elk creek road, has been yield
destroyed as a result of the recent out
ing precious stones.
The damage is estimated at
rubies are said to be in evidence and a Agrees Not to Leave Cabinet While
number of people have located claims.
During a football game at Ann Arbor The ochre is of finest quality and plen
Washington, Nov. 21.— Leslie M.
a grand stand fell, hurling 2,000 peo ty of the beat fireclay ever discovered Shaw will remain as secretary of tbe
ple into the wreckage. Not more than is there, but when precious stone were treasury in President Roosevelt’s cab
a dozen were hurt sufficiently to require dicovered the excitement reached fever inet until the conclusion of tbe ap
the services of a physician.
heat and people were coming from proaching session of congress, and per
California politicians are now be Portland to be guided to the diamond haps for several months longer.
It has been understood tbat Mr. Shaw
coming involved in the insurance scan field. Everything looked good to the
seeker after precious stones and every expected to retire from the cabinet
pebble they saw looked to them like a about the first of February next, or
The strike in Poland is believed to diamond in the rough. They are hop sooner, with a view to greater freedom
have been broken and the country is ing that the digging will not "soon be in promoting his candidacy for the Re
over," but will continue until they publican presidental nomination in
Indications are thatl a new register have secured bushels of the precious 1908, although the secretary himself
never has announced himself to be a
of the Lewiston land office will not be stones.
The ochre is being sacked and ship candidate.
named for some time.
ped to Portland to be subjected to the
President Roosevelt’ s attention was
Secretary Root is preparing to initi necessary refining process, and from
attracted to some recent publications
ate negotiations for the settlement of present indications a great industry
that Mr. Shaw has presented his resig
all pending disputes with Canada.
will be built up near Seaside, which
nation to take place next February, or,
Many women are going to Panama will give employment to a large num perhaps, earlier, and today he had a
This, aside from any conference with the secretary about the
to work as servants in the various ber of men.
precious stones which may be found in matter.
camps along the routs of the canal.
the mine, is the most desirable feature
A prairie fire near Aberdeen, S. D.,
connecter! with the enterprise.
caused a loss of livestock, grain ard
farm buildings estimated at $600,000.
No Clash Over Fishing.
A fire which started in a Knoxville,
Washington, Nov. 21. — A ll danger
Tenn., paint store destroyed $200,000
of a clash between the Gloucester and
worth of property before extinguished.
New Foundland fishermen has been
European nations are not pulling tc- averted, it is believed, for this season,
gather in their demonstration against by the exchanges between Secretary
Turkey and the sultan doesn't seem Root and Sir Mortimer Durand, the
British ambassador. The secretary is
The canvass of the New York elec now awaiting the reply of the London
government to his memorandum, in
tion shows gains for Hearst.
which he called at'ention to the three
The contributions for the relief of main points of difference. This is ex
the Russian Jews totals $740,000 from pected some time within the week and
all parts of the world Of this $370,000 its receipt, it ia believed, will clear up
came from the United States.
pactically the entire situation.
A ll of Mayor Dunne’ s plans for im
Canada Takes Lassons
mediate municipal ownership of the
Washington. Nov. 21. — The Cana
Chicago street railways have
ahattered by the council reaching an dian government has not been unaware
agreement with the companies placing of the almost miraculous transforma
tion which irrigation has been making
the time ten years hence.
in the waste places of the United
Speaker Cnnon has declared against States, but haa followed closely the
work of reclamation inaugurated by
The president haa removed Register the Federal government. The interest
W est, of the Lewiston, Idaho, land of our neighbors in that work has been
heightened greatly by the influx of
settlers to the Northwest Territories
More than 300,000 baa been raised within the paat few years. Heretofore
In the United Sttes for the relief of the Canadian agriculture has been confined
to nomid areas.
Austria fears her Polish subjects will
revolt of Ruaaian Poland is successful
in securing autonomy.
The Riverside Bridge works, at Mar
tin’ s Ferry, Ohio, has burned. The
lose will reach $100,000
The new king of Norway will receive
a salary of $200,000 annually.
Governor Folk, of Missouri, aaya the
reform movement now on will last.
Many Russian capitalists a n »»I'.ing
their government and other securities
and leaving the country.
Democratic and Republican mem
bers of the house will each hold cau
cus December 3 to nominate house offi
President Mellen, of the New York,
■ew Haven A Hartford railroad, has
declared himself In favor of railroad
Muting Among Prisoners.
Tokio, Nov. 21.— A telegram from
Nagasaki says that 600 of the Russian
prisoners of war bound for Vladivostok
on board the vessels Vladimir and Bo-
roneji have shown signs of mutiny.
The officers o( the two vessels applied
to the Japanese authoritiss to dispatch
troops and police officers to their assist
ance. One hundred constables, have
boarded the Bo rone ji and four Japanese
torpedo boats have surrounded the two
China to Pay Indemnity.
London, Nov. 2 1.— The Toaio corre
spondent of the Daily Telegraph under
stands that an Anglo-Thibetan treaty
haa been signed and that It provides
that Great Britain shall acknowledge
Chinese eovereingty in Thibet in return
lor which China will pay an indemnity.
New Service Inaugurated.
New York, Nov. 21.— With the de
parture from Naples yesterday of the
new twin screw steamer Florida, the
Lloyd Italian Societa de Navigazione
inaugurated its service to New York.
The company ia an entirely new Italian
organization, capitalized at $4,000,000.
The Florida is the first of five new
steamers. The Florida on her maiden
voyage, and first trip of the new service,
carries 668 passengers. This service
will make the number jf lines engaged
in the Mediterranean emigrant business
total almost a dozen.
Senate Committee Meets to Consider
Washington, Nov. 20.— In tbe room
of the senate committee on interstate
commerce this morning the itruggle
with the problem of legislation affect
ing the railroads will begin. The ques
tion haa occupied public attention to
the partial exclusion of other matters
of importance for a year, but the com
mittee meeting will mark the real be
ginning of the contest, which congress
will end before tbe close of the coming
The committee, of which
8tepben B. Elkins, of West Virginia,
is chairman, has been directed ex
plicitly by the senate to make a report
on the matter of railroad legislation
“ by bill or otherwise" not later than
December 14. Nearly every member of
tbe committee is in Washington and
the few absentees are expected to reach
the city today.
Mr. Elkins has intimated that no
bill can be prepared within the time
set by tbe senate for making tbe report.
If this is true, it means that an exten
sion of time must be asked and there
will be nothing for tbe senate t o do
but grant it.
Senator Dolliver, of
Iowa, on the other hand, believes that
there ia no reason why a bill cannot
be presented to the senate within a
week after the convening of congress.
Members of the committee are divid
ed on the question of the extent to
which legislation to be recommended
should go in the matter of giving au
thority to the Interstate Commerce
commission to fix rates. This is the
mere statement of a fact already well
known, but there are indications that
Mr. Elkins may be able to obtain a
majority report by yielding much from
bis views and by gaining as much from
the members of the committee who
have been antagonistic or partly antag
onistic to the chairman.
REBUILD THE O R E G O N .
Famous Battleship to Remain in Dry-
dock Tw o Years.
Washington, Nov. 20.—The Navy de
partment expects that the battleship
Oregon will remain at the Puget Sound
navy yard the better part of two years
undergoing a complete overhauling.
Many parts of the ship are to be prac
tically rebuilt. The turrets are to be
equipped with electric controlling ap
paratus and features which have be
come obsolete are to be replaced by
the latest pattern known in naval con
struction. Work will be begun early
in January, as soon as the Oregon ar
rives from the Philippines.
Secretary Bonaparte is now consider
ing the naval estimates. What he will
recommend for the Puget Sound navy
yard is unknown, but there is a belief
that be may endorse the recommenda
tion of the bureau of yards and docks
that $1,260,000 be appropriated to
build a new drydock. It seems im
probable that congress, in its economi
cal mood, will authorize a new dock
this session, but congressional action
will depend largely upon the amount ol
pressure tbe Washington delegation
can bring to bear.
C O N G R E S S M U S T ORDER B O N D S
None for Panama Canal Can Be Issued
Without Its Action.
Washington, Nov. 20.— It can be au
thoritatively stated that no Panama
bonds will be issued until congress
shall have authorized their use as a
baiis for national bank circulation at
one-half of 1 per cent , the same as the
consols of 1930. Two per cent bonds,
it is said, would not be worth par if
bank circulation based thereon were
taxed at 1 per cent, as the law now
provides. And even if the bonds were
issued and sold, tbe money would not
be available until congress should ap
Treasury officials are somewhat sur
prised at the published statement that
the secretary of the treasury is con
templating the issuance of bonds under
Mr. Shaw has
twice called tbe attention of congress to
this needed legislation. This will un
doubtedly be repeated in his forthcom
ing annual report, and Speaker Cannon
has given him assurance that he will
do everything in his power to expedite
Cubans Get Many Arms.
Havana, Nov. 20 —The truth in the
reports of plots to overthrow the gov
ernment was revealed in pa-t today.
he government received a confidential
report to the effect that an ostensibly
vacant house in the Cerro suburb was
being utilized as a secret depository
for arms and ammunition. The police
found 41 rifles, 21 carbines, 35 pack
ages, each containing 1,000 cartridges,
and some barrel) filled with ammuni
tion and accoutrements. Suspicion is
Breakers in Salton Sea.
directed toward the Liberal and Radi
Los Angeles, Nov. 21.— Information
has come to tbe Southern Pacific head
quarters here today that the gale that
blew inland from tbe sea this morning
lashed the waters of Salton sea into
huge breakers, which damaged the
railroad track and ent off telegraphic
communication along this point.
railroad had just finished extensive
works to protect the track from the en
croaching waters that flowed in from
that it had finally overcome the dif
Army Needs Officers.
Washington, Nov. 2 0.— “ The army
is unofficered," says Lieutenant Gen
eral Adna R. Chaffee, chief o f . staff, in
his annnal report to the secretary of
war. He says this condition exists for
the army in peace, and in "tim e of
w ar" it wonld be in a badly crippled
condition. There are 617 officers ab
sent on detailed duty. These officers
are detailed in the general staff, re
cruiting service, at the various acad
emies and schools and on different
Canal Naads SI6.OOO.OOO.
kinds of duty required by orders and
Washington, Nov. 21.— An estimate
of $16,0000,00 for continuing work of
the Panama canal haa been sent by the
Filipinos Melt Pesos.
Treasury dpeartment to the W ar de
Washington, Nov. 20 — Tbe rise of
partment to be sent to congress. The
estimate is for expenditure up to and silver bullion, which has been going on
including the fiscal year ending June steadily for a year, baa now reached a
30, 1907. A part of this money will be level that affects the currencies of the
necessary at once, and an emergency world, based on the ratio of 32 to 1,
appropriation will be asked as soon as like the new peso in the Philippines
congress convenes, in order that the and tbe new Mexican currency. The
Philippine commissioners, in consider
work may proceed.
ation of th - prospect that the currency
will be turned into pots and melted
L oss on Distillery S I .6 0 0 .0 0 0 .
Connellsville, La., Nov. 2 1.— Last into bullion, have ieened an order
night's fire at the Overholt distillery against the exportation of the coin.
at Bradford resulted in a lose estimated
today at $1,600,000.
It ia estimated
that 18,000 barrels of whisky were de
stroyed. The whisky was valued at
$648,000, and the government will lose
the tax of $1.10 a gallon, amounting to
M i l , 000.
C A S T R O R E FU SE S T O RAY MORE
S T R U G G L E IS O N .
Local Government for Poland.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 2 0.— It is re
ported tbat another manifesto promis
ing a general zemstvo and local munici
pal government to Poland, may be is
Back Second Installmant on
Paris, Nov. 17— The foreign office is
advised that President Castro yesterday
NEW LUM BER C E N T E R .
ADVANCE IN PRICE OF LOGS.
Tw o Mills Building and Three Under
Consideration at Dallas.
Logging Camps Soon to Shut Down,
and Shortage Is Expactsd.
Dallas— Though situated in the midst
of a splendid fruitraising and hopgrow
ing territory, Dallas promiees to become
a great lumber center as well. In ad
dition to the Cone mill, now being
built, and the Nap mill, which will be
remodeled, three more propositions are
now before the business interests of the
city for consideration.
Plans for the remodeling of the Nap
mill are completed. The mill will be
rebuilt several hundred feet west of the
present location, and enlarged to a 50,-
000-foot plant. A pond will be exca
vated between the “ Y " tracks of the
Falls City railroad and will be ted with
water from tbe same source as the Cone
The Cone pond is completed, and the
superstructure of the mill under cover.
Tbe sawing frames and carriage trucks
are being put in place and everything
indicates the early completion of the
Every house in Dallas is occupied,
and new cottages are springing up in
every quarter. The common comment
of all newcomers is that Dallas is a
beautiful town and has the finest court
house lawn in the state. Although
the Lewis and Clark fair is said to
have drained the valley of all the stray
change, the merchants say trade is
Astoria— While several of the loggers
in the Lower Columbia river district
are under contract to deliver logs at
$7.60 per thousand until the first of
the year, the others have advanced tbe
price for fir logs to $8 and a few sales
are said to have been made at figures
a shade higher.
In spite of this ad
vance in price, the demand is excellent
and the logs are being taken as fast as
they are put in tide water. A number
of the larger logging companies will
close down their campe for at leas' a
month or six weeks as soon as the
heavy rains set in and as, with the
single exception of the Eastern A
Western Lumler company, none of the
mills have a large supply of logs on
hand, a shortage is looked for before
the end of the winter season.
Notwithstanding the advance in the
price of fir logs, spruce is still selling
at about $7.
Buys 2 ,0 0 0 Lambs.
Prineville— Stockmen here are still
commenting on the sale recently of
2,000 lambs by Williamson A Gesner
to the Baldwin Sheep A Land com
pany, at $2 50 per bead. Such a large
sale at this time of the year is consid
ered as remarkable, particularly when
the price is such a good one. In the
spring there would be nothing extra
ordinary about the transfer. That such
a large band should be transferred just
as the feeding season is coming on, and
at a good figure, is taken to mean that
there are indications somewhere of a
Big Land Deal.
good price for both mutton and wool
Weston — Two of the largest real next spring.
estate transactions consummated in
this section for some time were record
West Coast Lumber In Demand.
ed this week. One was the sale of 240
Portland—Within the last few weeks
acres of land,'with fine Improvements
by Mrs. Annie O’ Hara to Charles M. a new market has been openeud up for
Price for $18,500. This is one of the Oregon and Washington lumber, and
finest farms in this section of the coun already shippers are preparing to trans
try, having upon it a handsome brick port by water more than 9,000,000
residence. Mr. Price also owns a third feet to New York. Part of this lumber
interest in what is known as the Steen will go from Portland on sailing vessels
place, located on Dry creek, consisting and part of it will be taken from tbe
of 560 acres. This, it is said, he is mills of Puget sound. Outside of tbe
extreme heavy timber heretofore there
about to dispose of to his brothers.
has been practically no demand for
Oregon and Washington lumber in the
Grind Wheat Where Grown.
New York markets, and the suddenness
La Grande— It is estimated by grain and magitude of the orders of recent
dealers that perhaps 90 per cent of the date have come as a surprirse.
wheat crop of Union county
changed hands this season, and that
Can Corn at McMinnville.
fully 75 per cent of the amount sold
McMinnville — If present interest in
will remain in the county and be
ground by the flouring mills. There tbe matter does not wane, next year
are six mills in the county, and esti will see McMinnville with a large corn
Several years ago
mating the wheat crop of tbe county at canning factory.
1,000,000 bushels, each mill, on an samples of corn were sent to this coun
average, has purchased 100,000. The ty to test soil, climate and other con
price this season reached 70 cents a ditions. Tbe results sent back to the
bushel for the finest grades, paid by promoters show the quality first class
in every particular. The Eastern peo
tbe Imber Flouring Mills.
ple contemplating building a factory
here state the plant will be the same
Old Picture of General Lane.
Salem — State Librarian J. B. Put eize as the one they now operate, pay
nam has received from New Orleans an ing out about $10,000 each year for the
old pbotorgaph of General Joseph Lane, product and about $6,000 in wages.
Oregon’ s first territorial governor and
Grub Up Hop Yards.
one of this state’s first senators. The
Eugene—The present condition of
picture bears no date, but was taken in
Washington, D. C., presumably while the hop market is having its effect up
Lane was delegate in congress or senat on the growers of Lane county, and it
or. No communication or explanation is reported several new yards will be
came with tbe photo further than the abandoned and no new ones will be set
words, “ Compliments of William Beer, out next year, nor will any new hop
Howard Memorial library, New Or houses be built. Marion Davis, a
Springfield grower, has already com
menced grubbing up a fine young yard
of 10 acres. Many old growers, among
Irrigating Harney Land.
Burns — Ten thousand acres of the who are George A. Dorris, Campbell A
best sagebrush land in the state will Walker and T. D. Linton, will do but
be put on the market as soon as in little work on their yards next year,
spected by the proper state official, as making expense of cultivation light.
a result of the operations of tbe Port
Extensive Plant at Carlton.
land Land company. It will te sold in
tracts of from 40 to 160 acres at $10
Carlton—The Carlton Lumber com
per acre, a lower price than that for pany’ s new mill and extensive plant,
any irrigated land yet put on the mar representing an outlay of over a mil
ket in Oregon. This company was first lion dollars, will be in full operation
to get a contract from Oregon to irri by April, 1906. With the natural ad
through its position among the foot
hills of the Coast mountains and the
Southern Pacific After Gravel.
Eugene— Southern Pacific surveyors other improvements now being made.
have laid out a route for a spur in the Carlton expects soon to be numbered
northeastern part of the ci'.y to the among the 1 fading scenic and indus
gravel beds across the river, just out trial towns of tbe Willamette valley.
side the city limits. It is said that the
PORTLAN D M AR K E T S.
company intends getting its ballast ma
terial for its proposed new line from
73c per bushel; blue-
Natron across the mountains from the
extensive beds here.
A trestle will stem, 75@76c; valley, 74@75c; red,
have to be constructed across the river, 69c.
Oats— No. 1 white feed, $26; gray,
which is narrow at that point.
$26 per ton.
Barley— Feed, $21.50@22 per ton;
River at Very Low Stage.
brewing, $firstname.lastname@example.org; rolled, $22.60®
Eugene— Tbe river at this point is 23.50.
almost as low as it was during August
Rve— $email@example.com percental.
and lower than was ever before known
Hay— Eastern Oregon timothy, $16
in November. Loggers find great scar @16 per ton; valley timothy, $11@12;
city of water above here for driving clover, $8@9; grain bay, $8@9.
logs, and would welcome a few days of
Fruits— Apples, $firstname.lastname@example.org per box;
rain. There is plenty of Bnow high up huckleberries, 7c per pound; pears,
on the mountains, which fell a month $1 email@example.com per box; grapes, $1.60@
ago, but the weather has continued 1.75 per box; Concord, 16c ptr basket;
cold and the snow does not melt.
quinces, $1 per box.
Vegetables— Beane, wax, 10@12c per
pound; cabbage, l@ l% c per pound;
Buys Indian Creek Mill.
Elgin — J. G . Brown, of the firm of cauliflower, $firstname.lastname@example.org per crate; cel
Shockley A Brown, sawmill men, has ery, 75c per dozen; cucumbers, 50@60c
J i@ lc per
disposed of his interest in that firm to per dozen; pumpkins,
his partner, and has purchased the pound; tomatoes, $1 per crate; sprouts,
Cummins m ill, located on
Indian 7 4 c per pound ; squash, %<§lc per
creek, together with 320 acres of timber pound; turnips, 90c@$l per sack; car
land. H . G . and H . E . Reed, experi rots, 65@75c per sack; beets, 85c@$l
enced sawmill men, are interested in per sack.
Onions — Oregon yellow Danvers,
A new engine, edger and
$1 25 per sack.
gang lath mill will be added.
Potatoes — Fancy graded Burbanks,
65@70c per sack; ordinary, 5 6 9 6 0 c ;
Want Pay for Dead Cattle.
Merced sweets, sacks, $1.90; crates,
Elgin— F. E . Graham, of this town, $2.15.
has presented a claim against Union
county, amounting to $290, for the lose
of cattle killed by the collapse of the
who was also driving a herd of cattle
across the bridge at tbe time and suf
fered a similar loss, has also put in
a claim against Wallowa c >unty for
No Right to Sail the Land.
Salem— Attorney General Crawford
has held that the State Land Board has
no anthority to sell land bequeathed to
tbe state for the 8oldiers’ home. He
holds that tbs board can sell land only
when it haa authority of law to do so
and its gederal authority extends only
to the sals of state land granted by the
Butter — Fancy creamery, 2 5® 2 7 H e
Eggs— Oregon ranch, 36c per dozen.
Poultry — Average old hens, 11®
11 H e ; young roosters, F ® 10c; springs.
l l @ l l H c ; dressed chickens, 12® 14c;
turkeys, live, 17® 17H e ; geese, live,
8 H ® 9 c ; ducks, 14®16c per pound.
Hope— Oregon, 1906, choice, 9 ® l l e ;
olds, nominal, 7 H 9 1 0 c .
Wool— Eastern Oreogn average best,
1 6 @ 2 Ic ; valley, 24®26c per pound;
mohair, choice, 30c.
Beef— Dressed bulls, l® 2 c pr pound;
cows, 3 ® 4c; country steers, 4 ® 4 H c .
Veal— Dressed, S ® 7 He per pound.
Mutton— Dressed, fancy, 7 ® 7 H c per
pound, ordinary, 4 ® 6 c ; lambs, 7 H #
refused to pay the second installment
of the Plumley arbitration a want. The
arbitration covered damages sustained
by French citizens in Veneiuela during
the revolutionary periods prior to 1903.
Judge Frank Plumley, of Northflald,
Vermont, was president of the arbitra
which met at North-
field last year. The judgment was in
favor of France, which was awarded
about $660,000, and President Castro
paid the first installment of the award
three months ago.
Tbe second pay
ment was due yesterday1, but was not
Apparently the Venezuelan Presi
dent’ s failure to pay the installment
was on the ground that diplomatic re
lations between France and Venezuela
(.re interrupted. Tbe officials here de
cline to admit that this justified Presi
dent Castro in not paying the install
ment. The incident is considered to be
a further provocation.
C ZA R HELPS P E A S A N T S .
Remits Millions Due on Lands and
Makes Purchase Easy.
London, Nov. 17.— A dispatch from
St. Petersburg to Reuter’s Telegram
agency says that an imperial manifesto
granting land concessions to the peas
ants was issued this morning. By its
terms the land redemption tax pay
ments trom January 14, 1906, will be
reduced by one-half, and from January
14, 1907, the payments will be totally
At the same time the capital of the
Peasant bank is increased and tbe bank
is granted additional loan privileges
with the object of facilitating to the
utmost the purchase of lands by peas
It is estimated that the amount of
taxation thus lifted from the peasants
by the manifesto will aggregate $40,-
000,000, while the extension of the
field of operations of the Peasants’
bank will enable vast tracts of crown
and private lands gradually to become
the property of tbe peasants.
PRETENDER LEADS P E A S A N T S .
Army o f
6 0 ,0 0 0 Supports Usurper’s
Claim to Czardom .
emperor has suddenly made his appear
ance near Penza, and already his
lowers number 50,000.
startling report received this afternoon
, in a dispatch from Sinn brisk. Penza is
in tbe heart of the vast region extend
ing westward from the Volga, where
agrarian uprisings on a large scale have
occurred, and if the report turnB out to
be true that the pretender to the throne
haB placed himself at the head of the
peasantry, the government will soon
face, besides its other troubles, a form
idable agrarian rebellion.
a year to suppress the famous rebellion
led by Pugaticheff, who impersonated
the dethroned and murdered Teter III
in the time of Catherine I I . That up
rising was started in the same region
on the banks of the Volga.
S T O R M C L O U D IN AFRICA.
Germany Protests Against an Anglo-
French Agreement in Liberia.
Washington, Nov. 17.—The State de
partment has learned tbat Germany
has protested to Great Britain and
France against tbe conclusion of certain
negotiations now on foot between those
two governments and the government
of Liberia. Liberia wisbed to borrow
some money and is willing to hypothe
cate certain territory as security. Ger
many sees in this proposition a threat
of undue expansion of British and
French influence in that quarter of
Africa. The State department has not
felt called upon so far to take any ac
tion in this matter, and in fact regards
the communication merely as informa
Want Statehood on Any Term s.
Tucson, Ariz, Nov. 17.— A number
of leading business and professional
citizens held a meeting tonight to or
ganize a campaign in the interest of
immediate statehood for Arizona, on
tbe best terms congress will give. Ex-
Mayor Charles Schumacher was made
president. The meeting adopted the
following resolution: “ Resolved, That
we favor the admission of Arizona as a
state in the Union upon such terms as
congress may grant, even accepting an
nexation of New Mexico rather that re
main any longer a territory."
Anarchy at Vladivostok.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 17.— The latest
reports from Vladivostok indicate that
the rioting has not yet been suppressed.
Both sailors and fortress artillerymen
particapated in the outbreak.
commandant lost his ..head, the situa
tion got beyond control, and energetic
measures were not taken until a large
part of the city had been destroyed.
The population is still seeking refuge
on the vessels in the harbor.
ing to one report from Vladivostok, 800
rioters, mostly sailors and artillerymen,
were killed or wounded.
Battleship Idaho Not Ready.
Washington, Nov. 17.— Tbe Navy
epartment has not been advised by the
Cramp Shipbuilding cr mpany that any
date has been set for launching the bat
tleship Idaho, although Senator Hey-
burn has been informed that it will take
place December 9. The Idaho is only
40 per cent completed.
It is unnsnal
to launch ships in that early stage, and
it seems improbable that the launching
would be fixed for a date so nsar with
out notifying the Navy department.
Standard Oil's Big Dividend.
New York, Nov. 17.— The Standard
Oil company has declared a quarterly
dividend of $10 a share. The previous
dividend was $6 a share and the divi
dend at this time last year was »7 a
share. Today’ s declaration brings the
total dividends foer tbe year to $40 a
share. Last year it was $36.