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T O RECA1 L T R O O P S .
The Estacada News
Nevada Mutt Nat Shirk Ratponaibll-
ity. bays President.
lastrad Cacti Thursday
NEWS OFTHE WEEK
In a Condensed Form lor Our
A Resume o f the Lee* Important but
Not Lese Interesting Events
o f the Past Week.
Tsft urges the government to with
draw Iroin Cuba in the spring of 1909.
The Roman Catholic church will soon
announce new laws calculated to pre
vent hasty marriage.
Trial of Oregon’s land thieves has
commenced at Portland with Judge
Hunt, of Montana, presiding.
A French aeronaut has devised an
airshipheavier than air capable of mak
ing a speed of 24 miles an hour.
Ten persons were injured in New
York by the explosion of three dyna
mite bombs, which partially wrecked a
Mayor Taylor, of Has Francisco, has
a huge task before him.
One of the
first things ins to piovide a water sys
tem for fire fighting.
H AR LAN 8CES WAR.
Washington, Jan 14. — President
Roosevelt has determined to withdraw
the Federal troops from Goldfield, Nev.,
shortly sft r the legislature begins its
special session t day.
was made known at the W hite House
today, when the report of the special
investigation commission was made
public, together with a letter from the
president to Governor Kparks, dated
The president says he
shall be governed by the recommenda
tions in the report unlesB the governor
can Bhow that the statements of the re
port are not in accordance with the
facts. The report says:
"T h e conditions did not support the
general allegations in the governor's
request for troops, nor were his specific
statements established to any such ex
tent as to justify hie use of these state
ments for the purpose of getting Fede
“ But we must firmly believe that
upon the assembling of the legislature,
or within a few days thereafter, the
troops should be removed, regardless of
any request for their retention that
may be made by either the legislature
or the governor of Nevada, It being sb -
sential that the state of Nevada shall
understand this situation completely—
shall recognizp the fact that there will,
at that date be thrown upon it, and it
alone, the primary responsibility of
keeping order, and that, recognizing
this responsibility, it may take such
action as is the duty of the state and as
will be sufficient in the premises.”
The forty-fourth annual convention
of the National Woolgrowers’ associa
LAN D O FFICE FORCE S H O R T .
tion, at Helena, was the most success
ful ever held. The attendance was also
Commissioner Says Department is
Handicapped in Efficiency.
A t a meeting of 700 New York land
lords it was decided to have introduced
Washington, Jan. 14.— Commission
In the legislature a bill making it a er Ballinger, of the general land office,
felony for any political agitator to in has completed his annual report for
cite tenantB to refuse to pay rental submission to congress.
He asks an
which has been agreed upon. At pres appropriation of $600,900 to carry on
ent it is a misdemeanor.
the field work of his bureau in the pro
More mines are being opened at Gold tection of the public lands, an increase
of $260,000 over the current appropria
tion. During the fiscal years of 1896-7
Council Bluffs, la., has started a war there was recorded for investigation
24,469 cases of all kinds; of these the
Great Britain is alarmed for her nav agents investigated and disposed of 12,-
104 cases, and 12,366 cases remained
for examination July 1, 1907.
The kaiser advocates the study of
There were 2,243 land entries relin
English in Germany.
quished after the ease was in the hands
The fire in the big New York sky of special agents for investigation, 363
scraper showed an insufficient water entries were cancelled after hearings
had upon special agents’ charges: 367
unlawful enclosures of public lands
Mulai Hafld has been proclaimed
were removed restoring 1 940,120 acres
sultan of Morocco and he has started a
to the open range. There were 27 con
victions connected with these cases.
The new Japanese ambassador to the
The total of moneys recovered by the
United States declares that all trouble government in all special agents’ cases
w ill soon be over.
was $386,261 and 2,372,224 acres of
In a mad rush to get seats at a the land was either freed from fraudulent
ater in Barnsley, Eng., 18 children claims to title or released from unlaw
ful enclosure and oocupancy.
ware trampled to death.
The colors of the American man-of-
M O R O C C O FACES C RISIS.
war Chesapeake, captured by England
in 1813, have been offered for sale in
Sultan Abd El Aziz la Forced From
Throne by Reports.
General Manager Mohler, of the Un
Tangier, Jan. 14.— There Is conster
ion Pacific, declares the prohibition
wave now sweeping the country will nation among Moroccan officials at the
sensational news from Fez announcing
stop expansive railroad work.
the proclaiming of Mulai Hafid as sul
A strike of ¡¡00 newsboys in Boston tan and the dangerous conditions now
created quite a disturbance. Three po pre ailing in the city.
lice officers were assaulted, stripped of have arrived here announce also that
their badges and one officer and a by the people of Mequinez have proclaimed
stander seriously injured.
Mulai Hafld sultan. According to the
The jury in the Thaw case has been latest information from Fez, the Ule
mas or wise men, were forced to decree
the overthrow of Abd El Aziz, the sul
The battleship fleet has arrived at tan of record, and proclaim Mulai Hafid
sultan in his place, by the attitude of
Warsaw, Russia, terrorists are busy the people, who were greatly ezoited
over reports that Alid El Ariz had sold
again and the city is in a turmoil.
the country to France.
T. C. Becker, of New York, is to
The announcement hy the public
assist Heney in the Oregon land frauds. criers was received witli frantic joy.
France may insist on arbitration be Mulai Hafid was proclaimed snl an un
tween the United States and Japan to der certain conditions, which hs must
accept together with the title. Among
these are the following:
Alton B. Parker attributes the re
That lie reject the Algecitas act, ex
cent financial panic to Roosevelt’« “ at
pel the French troops from Morocco,
tacks on property.”
prohibit access to tlie interior for Euro
The steamship Aki Maru, from the peans, who with the Jews, It is set
Orient, has just arrived in Hcattle with forth, should be allowed to occupy only
1,200 tu n of fireworks to be used by quarters in the ports reserved for them;
Coast Chinese in celebrating their New prohibit Moorish subjtcts from placing
themselves under the protection of for
Heney has been stirred up by the eign consulates, secure Morocco's rights
decision of the Appellito court in the in the frontier question with Algeria,
Schmitz case and says he will push the and suppress taxation.
other indiotments against
send him to prison for life.
Four policemen were killed and fire
nearly 30 injured in the burning of a
New York skyscraper. The fire started
on the fifth floor of a 12 story building
and the structure is a total loss.
monetary loss is placed at $6,000,000
Only seven jurors have been secured
In the Thaw case.
Fire at Green Bay, W is.,
estimated loss of $80,000.
Fire at Minneapolis destroyed a fur
niture warehouse. Lore $126,000.
Abysslniana have captured an Italian
town and exterminated the garrlsion.
Bonaparte says he will soon start a
■nit to dissolve the Harriman merger
Rev. Johnston Myers, of Chicago
has fed more than 2,000 hungry men
In four days.
Trains in the new Brooklyn subway
are not well patronized and have not
relieved the crush on the bridge.
The round house and other buildings
of the Lske Hhore railroad, at Elkhart,
Ind., have been destroyed by fire.
There has been such ■ large reduc
tion In the arrivals of immigrants that
many of the 600 employes at Ellis
Island, New York, have nothing to d-
an I , a reduction in the force is prob
Three jurors have been finally
oepted in the Thaw trial.
F. August Heinze has been arrested
for falsely certifying his brother’*
Havana Floeded by 8ea.
Havana, Jar. 14.—-A heavy northwest-
gale yesterday drove high seas against
the ocean front, sweeping over the Bea
wall and inundating the lower part of
the Prado and adjacent streets to the
depth of several feet. The lower sec
tion of Vedaila, a suburb, was aho in
undated. Scores of residences on Gulf
avenue were badly damaged. Entrance
to or exit from the harbor was impossi
ble during the gale. Great waves strik
ing Mnro. hurled the spray 80 feet over
the lantern of the lighthouse. The
storm is soliaiding tonight.—
Storm in East.
Chicago, Jan. 14 — Chicago and its
environs were cut off for several hours
yesterday from wire communications
from other points hy a enow and wind
storm which l»>gan before dawn and
raged without a break all day. Snow
continues to fall.
A northwest gale
drove blinding masses of wet snow be
fore it. The warmth of the atmwsphere
caused the heavy flakes partly to melt
and stick to whatever they touched.
As a consequence overburdened wires
and poles were put out of commission
in all directions for hours.
M ors Defenses Needed.
Seattle, Jan. 1 4 — " W e realize the
deeirabillty of providing additional de-
fensea for Puget sound as rapidly as
possible, and when 1 get hark to Wash
ington I shall lay the facts before con
gress and recommend additional fortifi
cations,’ ’ said Lieutenant Colonel Fred
erick V. Abbott, assistant to the rheif
>f the engineer corps, United States
army, having charge of fortifle d l me of
the United States, Ia~t night, who ar
rive«! here from Manila Wedneetlay.
New York rent strikers threaten to
bnm the tenements If they are forcibly
Japanese Sands in ■ Bid.
Honcluln, Jan. 14.— The award of
OUlcers of the Chicago Great West
bids for material for the construction of
ern railway deny that a receiver will
improvements for Piarl harbor has
be asked for their road.
'wen held up be«'an** the lowest bid
A monument has been erected at der is a dummy for some Japanese con
Point Loma. Chi., in memory of the tractor.
Ik is probsb e that all bids
dead of the Bennington.
will be rejected.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
G R A F T O LD TR EE S.
D A L L A 8 AFTEW A C AN N E R Y.
Diseased Orchards In Valley Are to Fruitmsn Believe i hey Will Have a
Be Leid Low .
Marks! fo r Crop.
Dallas— A committee appointd at the
Corvallis— A movement is being
launched here for a great campaign for meeting of the Horticultural society
the renovation of old orchards in the last week for the purpose of securing
Willamette valley and other parts of the co-operation of the fruit raisers of
Oregon, president Newell, of the state this vicinity in the establishing of a
board of horticulture, Mr. Lownsdale, cannery at Dallas, i hard at work.
M i. Reid, and a large number of the | W ith the exception of the berry crop,
fruit inspectors of the various counties sufficient fruit is raised wiihin a radius
are on the ground and are identified of five miles around Dallas to easily
with the plan. The first gun in the support a cannery, and it is believed
campaign was fired by M. O. Lownsdale that the establishment of that industry
in an address before the visiting horti in this city w ill result in the planting
culturists and other winter short course - of enough of the small fruits to keep
students in college chapel.
The ad- ( the cannery in operation during the en
dress met with a hearty indorsement, tire season each year.
and aroused much enthusiasm.
The | A company will be formed and the
Agricultural college authorities w ill farmers, fruitgrowers and business men
join in the plan, and in an edncaitonal will he solicited to take stock in it.
way and otherwise co-operate to the ut Heretoforre the fruit crops of this vicin
most extent in furthering the move ity weie shipped to the canneilea in
Salem and Newberg. -
It is said that within three to five
Msny Countiei Represented.
years a complete new orchard can be
University of Oregon, Eugene— The
made out of the old one, and a profit of
$6 to $10 per tree be realized.
This following table, taken from the records
was the assertion of Mr. Lownsdale in cf the register’s office, shows that the
his address. He says he has accom students of the University of Oregon
plished this result with old trees on his come from every county in the sta.e.
farm, and that it can be done by any There are now in attendance in the de
farmer who can do grafting or have it partments at Eugene, exclusive of mu
sic, 400 students, which is the largest
The thing to do, says Mr. Lownsdale, body of students of col lege rank enrolled
is to cut down the old trees. The best in any institution in Oregon.
plan is to cut them close to the ground, they are not from the hemes of the rich
leaving the roots Intact.
This should is shown by the fact that nearly 70 per
be done by the 1st of March. The next cent of them are either wholly or par
-reason, from the 10th to the 16tb of tially earning their own way.
May, such varieties as are best for the them are registered from the smaller
climate and for commercial purposes cities of the state that support good
should be grafted on the three or four high schools. The following counties
best sprouts. This is the easiest and are represented:
most certain plan. Two feet of the old Clatsop. Columbia, Coos, Curry, Doug
trunk may be left and the graft appliid las, Gilliam , Grant, Jackson, Joseph
to it the first year, and a yrar of time ine, Klamath, Lane, Linn, Marion,
in reproducing the orchard is gained, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook,
but this requites an expert at grafting Umatilla, Union, Wasco, Washington,
in order to be successful. By either Whashington, Wheeler, Yamhill.
plan the trees will be in good bearing
Car.iegie Library for Baker City.
in from three to five years, and a reve
nue of $5 to $10 each be realized.
Baker City— It is an assured fact that
Baker City is to have a Carnegie libia
ry. The council at its last meeting ad
M AKE WARFARE O N SC ALE .
opted a resolution accepting Mr. Carne
Marion County Fruitmen Learning to gie’s offer to erect a building in this
city if the council would donate a etip
Fight Dread Pest.
ulated sum fot the maintenance of the
Salem— The most practical, interest
library. At a previous m< el ing of the
lng and instructive discussion of San council the sum of $2,100 was appro
Jose scale ever given in Marion county priated for library purposes.
was heard here last week when Coun
question of a site has not yet been de
ty Fruit Inspector E. C. Armstrong ad cided upon, but the council has express
dressed the meeting of the Marion ed its willingness to donate city proper
County Horticultural society. About ty for this purpose.
200 growers of Marion and Polk coun
ties were present, and it was the unzn
C ow Earns Her Feed.
imous opinion that if similar talks and
Oregon Agricultural College, Corval
demonstrations were given in every lis— A five-year-old Holstein at the
part of the Willamette valley this win college dairy made a milk yield of 13,-
ter, it would be but a short time until 744 pounds for the year ending Decem
the great enemy of the frnit industry ber 31. The product carried a butter
would be under control. That a very fat reccrd of 446.65 pounds, and yield
large number of growers do not know ed 520.97 pounds of butter, that at
scale when they see it, and therefore prices current during the year brought
are in a very poor position to fight it, $170. She was not pushed in the feed
was evident. Mr. Armstrong made his ing, but given the ordinary rations in
address so plain and illustrated It so cident to any well-kept dairy.
fully that no one who waa present will food for the year cost $40, leaving a
ever have trouble in distinguishing this net profit of $130.
Corre'pondence Courses Arranged
The December number of the Univer
sity of Oregon Bulletin, a copy of which
lias just been received, gives a full de
scription of the correspondence courses
that are now being offered bv the uni
versity. The courses are arranged es
pecially for teachers, students preparing
for college or university, women’s
alubs, teachers’ groups, granges, home
makers. The university intends to add
ad litional courses in Economics, P oliti
cal Science, History, English Litera
ture, Mechanical Drawing, C ivil Eng
ineering, Education and othete as its
resources permit. The correspondence
work has met with a hearty reception
in all parts of the state.
two hundred students enrolled for the
various courses during the past month.
No Dels gate to Dry Farming Congress
Portland— Oregon is the only one of
the semi-arld states not represented offi
cially in the Trans-Missouri Dry Farm
ing congress, which will hold itB second
session in 8alt Lake City, January 23-
26, and efforts are being made by Man
ager Tom Richardson, of the Commer
cial club, to secure someone from East
ern Oregon. The Oregon Development
league is willing to offer credentials to
any representative citizen of the state
who will attend the meeting.
White and Yellow Races Must Fight
fo r Supremacy.
Washington, Jan. 13.— Justice John
M. Harlan, of the Supreme court of the
United States, peered into the distant
future al the annual dinner of the Navy
league of the United States and told of
a day when the white and yellow races
will meet in ■ conflict that will- shake
The distinguished jurist
was speaking in the interest of a mighty
American navy. He said;
‘‘It I had the opportunity 1 would
vote for an appropriation of $60,000,-
000 a year for a period of ten years for
a larger navy. The great importance
of a navy is shown m the constitution,
which restricts the appropriations for
the army, but sets no lim it to those for
the navy. There is no such thing
friendship between nations as between
men. Nations make no sacrifices to
preserve friendship and do not forbear
to do certain things because it does not
meet with the approval rif another na
tion. Do you think England carea a
cent for what we think of her navy, or
Germany cares a cent for what we think
“ The trend of the immigration of the
white people in the past has been from
east to west.
There has been none
from the west. Just across the water
there is a country with an immense
population whoee commerce we are
seeking. W e refer to the people of
Asia as the yellow race.
400,000,000 Chinese, as strong phyai
cally and mentally aa we are. There is
over there another nation whose people
are progressive and ambitious.
may some dav see a skilled army in
Japan of 6,000,000 to 10,000,000.
They w ill say:
“ ‘ You claim Europe as your country.
This is onrs. Get'out.’ ”
“ I don’ t think they have any such
idea now, and we have no hostility to
ward them. But there w ill be a con
flict between the yellow race and the
white race that w ill shake the earth.
When it comes I want to see this coun
try with a navy on both oceans that
w ill be strong eonugh.”
G R E AT A C T IV IT Y EVID EN T.
Government la Rushing Work on Our
Washington, Jan. 13.— New coast
defenses are being installed and old
ones re-enforced at Pacific coast points,
Gnam, Hawaii and Manila. This work
of fortification is being carried forward
swiftly and upon a gigantic scale. Coal
depots are being replenished, huge
searchlights installed, harbors mined,
big guns placed and ammunition maga
zines filled to overflowing.
Bo quietly has this work been going
on that few ontside cf the officials han
dling the work have realized the enorm
ous undertaking nndet way. This work
was started last May, and it is expected
that a year w ill see the completion of
the outlined program.
I t is acknowledge that the fortifica
tions at Manila, Guam, Puget sound
and Honolulu are inefficient ami it is at
those points that the greatest work is
being done. Ban Francisco and other
coast points are declared to be perfectly
equipped to repel attacks.
W hile not acknowledging any appre
hension, the administration is rushing
the work with real vigor. It waa learn
ed from an authoritative source today
that one of the potent factors in determ
ining the dispatch of the fleet to the
Pacific was a realization of the weak
ness at certain points. The presence ot
the fleet in the Pacific remedies all de
fects and strnctural weakness in coast
defense points. As long as it remains
there it will make up for any short
ooming in coast fortifications.
By the time the fleet leaves the wa
ters of the Pacific ir is believed all the
weak points will have been reinforce«!
and the defenses w ill be of a modern
and approved type.
Twelve million rounds now enroute
to the Fsr East furnishes enough am
munition for a possible army of 50,000
men. The normal need of the army in
the Philippines is about 2,000.000
rounds annually. Aside from this there
is an exceptionally heavy draft of shells
WARNING TO JAPAN
VE R D IC T DECLARED VOID.
Court o f Appeals Rsvsrtes
In S ch m iz Cato.
Root Says She Most Stop Flood
ot Coolie Immigrants.
IXCLUSION U W MAY BE PASSED
Adroitly Dodge Issue— Root
Staves O ff the Oriel*.
Washington, Jan. 11.— Negotiations
between the United States and Japan
have reached a serious stage. W hile
war as an eventuality ia not seriously
apprehended, largely because of Japan’i
unpreparedness, It ia known that the
historic friendly relations are strained
almost to the point of breaking.
The official denial given at the State
department of cabled reports of de
mands having been made upon Japan
are literally true in a diplomatic sense
but the denial, in a measure, is an
evasion. The “ oral representations’
and the exchange of “ memoranda,
reduced to plan English, mean just
Ambassador O’Brien, acting under
instructions, has, since reaching his
post last October, been attempting to
secure from the Japanese government
satisfactory assurances that under the
pledge given at the time of the passage
ot the immigration law last February
the Japanese government wonld assist
in restricting the emigration to this
labor. Twice has he communicated
to Secretary Root replies obtained from
Count Hayaskl, in which the Japanese
government attempts adroitly to dodge
Mr. Root has submitted to the Jap
anese government, through Mr. O
Brien, statistics prepsied by the de
partment of commerce and labor, show
ing that the immigration of the unde
sirable class of Japanese since the
Japanese government gave its promisee
has been monthly at least twice as
large as before the promise was given
and during some months four times as
The presentation of cold statistics
showing laxity, conpled with the inti
mation that congress may adopt more
stringent measures, possibly an excln
.«ion law, broguht from the Japanese
government the second reply, which
rescued Mr. Root a few days ago in the
form of a cablegram which cost several
Mr. Root is now preparing an an
swer, with the assistance of several ex
perts in Orients 1 affairs. The Japanese
government will be informed that
assurances cannot be given that an ex
clusion act will
will exeroise its influence to prevent
such legislation, if possible, pending
The issue in official circles in Japan
has caused acute agitation, and besause
of the strained condition of affairs, Mr
Root will not unnecessarily precipitate
matters, with the battleship fleet so fsr
from its base in the Pacifio.
Estimates T oo Low.
Washington, Jan. 11.— Because cf
changed conditions from those existing
in 1905, when the minority of the board
of consulting engineers of the Pana
ma canal submitted its report, it is now
admitted in responsible quarters that
the estimate made by that report for
building the canal was far too lovf and
that the cost may approximate $200,
000,000. This includes various inci
dental items, such as administration
sanitation and improvements aggregat
ing several millions of dollars in Pana
ma and Colon, which, however, will be
refunded by the Panama government,
and the expensee of the zone govern
ment and various expenses incidental
to the relocation and acquisition of the
The estimate of the board in 1906
was that the cost would he $139,
765,200, but this estimate did not in
elude expeneea on account of interest
during construction, sanitation and
Big Milton Ranch 8old.
Milton— For the price of $28 562.50
Henry L. Frazier, of Milton, has sold
his ranch near this place to W illiam
H. Harder, and the deal represents one
of the biggest Individual transactions
made in this section of the country for
many monthB. The Frasier ranch is
Better Results in Fruit.
located just southwest of Milton, and
Oregon City— Bright prospects for contains 246 acres of wheat land. This
the growth of belter fruit in Clackamas sale also included the Franzier resi
county are indicated at the opening of dence in Milton.
1908. Eastern capital has been slowly
coming in during the past few years,
P O R T L A N D M A R K E T8 .
and the realization of the vast natural
Fancry creamery, 32$4(§35c
resources of the county has awakened
Tightens Grip on Peninsula.
May Admit Trust Companies.
the growers to the fact that while the per pound.
Tokio, Jan. 13.— An imperial ordi
New York, Jan. 11.— The clearing
field e*ists, the results have not been
nance has been gazetted which provides house committee decided today to call
attained, because of the apathy of 150 pounds, 7o; 150 to 200 pounds, 5 ® for the reorganization of the govern
a meeting of the entire association next
many of the farmers, whose orch
ment of Kwang Tung peninsula 10 Monday to determine whether to admit
Poultry— Average old hens, 14®16c
ards have been allowed to grow for
Manchuria. Directors general of for trust companies to membership in the
years without proper care and culti per pound; mixed chickens, 14c; spring eign police affairs h^ge also been cre association of banks now composing
chickens, 14c; rooetere, 8@10c; dress
ated. Japanese consults at Mukden, the Clearing house. The matter has
ed chickens, 14c; turkeys, live, 16®17o;
Kin Chow, Chang Chun and Antung been under discussion by the committee
dressed, choice, 18@20c; geese, live, 9
Beets Do Wall In Klamath.
have been appointed commissioners of since last November. The more con
Klamath Falls— That Klamath basin
police for South Manchuria. The pur servative bank presidents favor tha
is to become one of the leading sugar
pose of the ordinance, it is believed, maintenance of a 25 per cent reserve
beet districts of the country is evidenc
means the organisation of an active re by such trust companies as may be ad
32 tyc per dosen.
ed hy the results of analysis of sugar
form administration for the entire dis mitted to the association, while others
beets just received from C. O. Town
advocate an “ assixiate membership.”
send, pathologist In charge of sugar
beet Investigations of the Department-
N o t 0 « Many Idle Workmen.
Rant Strikara Evlctad.
valley, 84c; red, 82c.
of Agriculture at Washington.
Chicago, Jan. 13.— Statistics gather
New York, Jan. 11.— Eighty evic
Oats— No. 1 white, $27.60®28; gray,
sample sent was of three beets grown
ed by the Chicago association of com tions of East Side rent rtrikera took
on a test patch of a quarter acre of land
Barley— Feed, $27 per ton; brewing, merce tend to alleviate the pessimism place today, and Monroe street was
a mile from Klamath Falls, or which
felt concerning the local industrial sit filled with a picturesque litter of dis
$32; rolled. $30.
was produced 8 385 pounds of beets, or
uation. In response to letters sent ont placed furnishings. I t is believed that
Corn— Whole, $32; cracked, $33.
nearly 17 tons per acre.
Hay— Valley timothy, No. 1. $18 per to 616 business firms which s year ago tbs strike sitnation ia now near a sola
ton; Eastern Oregon timothy, $21022; gave employment to 97,000 persons, it tion, and claims of victory are being
New Library Building Open.
clover, $15; cheat, $16; grain hay, $15 is stated that theee firms are now em made by both aides. The indications
University of Oregon, Eugene— Dur 0 1 6; alfalfa, $15; vetch, $14.
ploying 86 400 persons, a decrease of are that the honors are about even for,
ing the hoi ¡«lays many of the recitation
Fruits— Apples. 76c®$2 per box; less than 12 per cent, and within «0 although most of the tenants paid the
rooms ef the university were (amoved
peaches, 76r0$2per crate; pea re, $1.26 days will have added 4,920 hands. rent asked when they saw that eviction
from Villard hall to better quarters in
01.76 per box; cranberries, $9.60®12 David R. Forgmn, president of the asso was inevitable if they longer refnsed,
the new library building.
ciation, declares that the statistics were others obtained oontrassions from land
of the new building has been delayed,
Vegetables— Turnips, 75e per sack; gathered from every branch of industiy. lord«.
owing to the fact that there has been
ea-r Is, 66c per sack; beets, $1 per
no money available for heat.
The tack; beans, 15o per pound; cabbage,
Surgeons Forget Tools.
Convicted o f Illegal Fencing
problem was solved by tnrning off the
Red Lodge, Mont., Jan. 13.— A local
Omaha, Jsn. 11.— Perry A. Yeast, a
lc per pound; cauliflower, 75c0$l per
heat from the entire upper floor of VII-
dozen; celery, $3.26®3 60 perorate; surgeon who has performed an opera prominent cattleman who has been on
lard hall and sending it through the
onions, 16®20o per dozen; parsley, tion on Chsrlee Joakinen, a yonng trila for conspiracy to defraud the gov
pipes into the library building.
2 0 cp e rd iie n , pess, 10c per pound; Finnish minister, for the removal of ernment in land entries, was today
peppers, 8®t7c per pound; pumpkin*, the cause of pain iu hia cheet, found in found guilty and recommended to the
Laying Out Reclamation Work.
1 0 1 1** per pound; _radishes, 20c per the cavity left by a previous operation clemency of the court by the jury
Klamath Falls— The reclamation ser dosen; spinach. 6c per ponnd; sprouts, two pieces of rubber tubing four and Yea*t had many thousand acres of the
vice has several surveying parties lay 8 ® 10c per pound; squash, 101 t*c per 8 vs inches long respectively.
To one North Platte forest reserve under ille
ing out next year's work on the K la ponnd; tomato««, $2 per b oi.
wss attached a aafetypin. badly rusted. gal fence. However, the oount upon
math project. One party is now en
The rubber tubing waa nearly a half which he was found guilty wss of con
Onions— $1.60®1.76 per hundred.
gaged on the second unit in the Olene
Potatoes— 40®60c per hundred, de- inch In diameter. Joakinen is recov spiring with old soldiers and widows to
district, while Engineer Sargent has a I liversd Portland; sweet potatoes, $2 75 ering.
obtain land fraudulently.
force on the extension of the Keno (¿g p*r hundred.
canael, paralleling the Klamath river. | Hope— 1907, prime and choice, 5®
Vesuvius Still Spits Ashe*.
Withdrawing Troops From Muncl*.
j 7 V ’ per ponnd; olds, l® 2 o per pound.
Naples, Jsn. 13 — Mount Vesnv4ns
Mancie, Ind.. Jsn.l I . — Major Gen
Wool— Eastern Oregon, average beet, continues to throw out ashes and incan eral McKee issued orders this afternoon
Fulton Files " i t Petition.
13®20c per pound, according to shrink descent matter from its chief crater, for the return to their homes of three
Salem— C. W . Fulton has filed a age; Talley, 19®20e, according to fine the cone of which, formed by the last mmapnieo of m ilitia now ip Mnneie.
copy of hia petition for Republican ness; mohair, choice, *9®30e per eruption, coll*pees! recently, the earth Street care are now running on normal
nomination 'or United States senator.
■ tramblingi being felt long distances.
Ban Francisco, Jan. 10.— “ The judg
ment and older are reversed and tho
trial court is directed to sustain the de
murrer to the indictment and discharge
the defendant aa to «uch indictment.1'
T h li waa the decision handed down
yesterday by the Di«trict Court of A p
peal« reversing the judgment of tho
trial court in the case of ez-Mayoi
Schmiti, aentenced to five year« in Ban
Quentin on the charge of extortion
baaed upon the alleged “ holding up”
of the French restaurant« in the matter
of liquor licensee and setting aside the
indietment on which his conviction waa
The trial was made notable by the
appearance of Abraham Ruef, the po
litical dictator who controlled the
municipal administration, and practi
cally placed Schmitz iu office, as a
witness against the mayor, testifying
that he had paid to Schmitz $2,600 of
the $5,006 received by Ruef from the
French restaurants, in order that
Schmiti would ptrm it the board of
police commissioners to issue liquor li
censes to them.
Ruef had, previous
to this, dramatically pleaded guilty to
the same charge, at the same time
making the enigmatical statement that
he was innocent.
On the ground that the indictment
did not show that a public offense waa
committed, because it did not allege
any threat to injure property, the court
holding that a liquor license was Dot
property, but mere permission; that a
threat to prevent the obtaining of a
liquor license by one who had no au
thority I d the premises did not consti
tute a threat against property and be
cause of numerous errors in the ruling
of the trial judge— Super or Judge
Frank H. Dunne— the Appellate court
held that the indictment was invalid
add the conviction null and void. In
effect, the court held that Kcluniix was
not given a fair and impartial trial.
W hile the decision was not wholly
a anrprlse, even tor the prosecution, and
had been freely predicted by Schmitz’s
friends lor some time, it did not fail to
cause something of a sensation and waa
the sole topic of conversation yesterday.
The decision will have the effect of
invalidating the other four indictments
charging Schmitz as well as Ruef with
extortion, and rende-s void the plea of
guilty made by Ruef, as the Appellate
court held that no crime was commit
By this reversal it is feared that the
proeeoution lias 1« at its hold upon Ruef,
and it was freely predicted last night
that the former political boss would
now refuse all overtures of immunity,
wholly or in part, to testify in the
bribery-graft cases, and fight every in
dictment against him.
Although the court oidered Schmiti
discharged from custody on the extor
tion indictments, neither Schmitz nor
Rnef can take advantage of the reversal
for 60 days, and even then there ia
little likelihood that either of them
ill be able to get the enormous bail
required for their release. There are
still pending against Ruef 126 indict
ments charging bribery, on which the
total ball is $1,170,000, and Schmiti
would have to get bonds for $450,000
on the Indictments that remain against
him. The prosecution has 20 days in
wiiich to ask the Appellate court for a
rehearing of the appeal, and the court
has 10 days in which to decide the mo
tion. The appeal would then go to the
Supreme court, where the same length
of time w oul^be required before the
decision of yesterday can go into effect.
Cut Rates on Atlantic
Liverpool, Jan. 10.— The W hite 8tar
line today announced a reduction in its
second and third class passenger rates
from English ports to New York and
Boston. This step is taken because of
the traffic that h*8 been deflected from
the vessels of this line by the Lusitania
and Mauretania, and tc the refusal of
the Ounard company to concede differ
ential rates fot vessels of the Baltio
class. The second-class fares were re
duced hy from $6 to $7.60 and the
third class fares by from $4 to $b. The
Cunard company immediately said
that it would meet the cut.
Loeb Goes Into Other Work.
Jan. 10.— Investiga
tions in local financial circles by Rep
resentative Smith, of Michigan, chair
man of the house committee on the
District of Columbia, warrants him in
saying that there is to be a consolida
tion of the stieetcar companies of the
District of Colombia, and that W il
liam Loeb, Jr., secretary to President
Roosevelt, is to be given the active
Mr. Smith has been
making inquiry into the streetcar situ
ation, with the view of getting author
ity for conatructing new lines.
Takes Fresh Start.
San Francisco, Jan. 10.— The last
remnants of the Schmitz administra
tion, under whiih this c mmnmty
suffered for six years, were cleaned ont
It was the Inng-antlci-
pited 8th of January, and the officials
voted into office last November assnmed
the positions to which a regenerated
electorate had raised them. Not one
vestige of Schmitz or Ruef influence
remains in the administration, for
even the two officials elected on tl s
McCarthy ticket have ahandoned the
standard that flew from the county jt il.
Lives Lost in Ch na.
Victoria, B. C., Jan. 10.— Mail ad-
vices from South China tell of a terri
ble fire at Canton, where 300 live* wire
loet in the burning cf a restaurant.
Chinese recently returned from Cali
fornia bringing a cinematograph ma
chine, and at a wedding feast at a Choi
Chan restaurant he gave a cinemato
Chinese had crowded into the place,
when the film took fire. There waa «
panic, and the building collapsed.
Green* and Gaynor Go to Prison
Macon, G a „ Jan. 10.— Benjamin D.
Greene and John F. Gaynor were taken
to Atlanta today to he placed in th e
Fed«ral penitentiary to begin four year
sentences for embezzlement of govern
ment funds in connection with govern
ment work In Savanna harbor.
had be&) in jail pending an appeal $0
the United 8;ate* Supteme court.