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The Estacada Progress
Bakers of Chicago Will Add Two
Cents to Price of Loaves.
I m u « 4 Cadi Thar »da»
E STAC AD A
RESUME OF THE
General Review o f Important Hap
penings Presented in a Brief and
Comprehensive Manner for Busy
Readers— National, Political, Hi»'
torical and Commercial.
Four cattlemen were lynched in Ok
lahoma for murder.
Roosevelt w ill make Mombasa his
headquarters for ten days.
Massacres were stopped
Minor after 400 were killed.
BREAD PRICES UP.
Calhoun lawyers charge Heney with
coercion of witnsses, butth is is denied.
The property of the Waters-Pierce
Oil company in Texas is to be sold by
The merger of Southern Pacific and
Union Pacific lires is to have a hearing
in Portland May 3.
Chief Justice Beatty, o f the Califor
nia Supreme court, subdued a bully by
calling a bluff to fight.
Chicago, April 20.— Following in the
wake o f the action of Jewish bakers of
Chicago in increasing the price of
bread and biscuits, definite announce
ment came today from President Ma
thiaa Schmidinger of the Master Bak
ers’ association that 1 cent and possibly
2 cents will be tacked onto the price of
bread before May 1.
A fte r a thorough canvass of the sit
uation, Mr. Schmidinger declared that
bakers throughout the city face the al
ternative of charging more for their
product or going into bankruptcy. The
Master Bakers' association, which rep
resents nearly all of the bread bakers
throughout the city, will meet next
Saturday, and it is said to be certain
that at that time a decision will be
reached to give bread prices a substan
The high cost of flour is not the only
problem confronting the bakers of Chi
cago. Their employes, including the
bakery wagon drivers, are demanding
More than 50 bakers in this city
have been driven out of business with
in a comparatively short time, on ac
count o f the high price of materials
and the enforcement of the ordinance
pertaining to sanitation.
MARS MAY BE HAILED.
The Japanese government is investi-
gatingthe grafting by members of the Professor Pickering Says it Would
diet and more arrests are expected.
Cost Only $10,000,000.
The Great Northern and St. Paul are
Boston, Mass., April 20.— “ I f man
both struggling for the best route kind cares enough about it to put up
through a narrow canyon in Montana.
about $10,000,000, there is no very
President T aft has completed all ar good reason why the human race should
rangements for his summer vacation,
not be able to talk with Mars, and that
which will be spent at Beverly, Mass.,
so soon as next July.”
This is according to Professor W il
Russia plans to deal directly with
China in a settlement of the Harbin liam Henry Pickering, Harvard t
trouble and then hopes to arrange
versity’s celebrated astronomer.
treaty with the United States on the
Communication with Mars will be
made possible, Professor Pickering de
Far Eastern question.
clares, by adopting his method o f flash
Teamsters o f New York are
ing messages when Mars approaches
the earth to within 35,000,000 miles,
Italy has sent a cruiser to Turkey or about 5,000,000 miles nearer than
to protect her interests.
ever before. Ten millions o f dollars
A Philadelphia man le ft $2,500,000 is a large amount, he admits, but he
to establish a home for fatherless girls. predicts that once this means of celes
tial communication is established, mes
Dynamite has been used to break the sages will be easily recognized and un
ice jam in the Niagara river near the doubtedly answered, if there is intelli
gent life on Mars; and that in such
The Santa Fe road has a device case, hitherto hidden mysteries con
which it is believed will prevent many cerning Mars will become an open book
to the people of the earth.
T aft wants to visit the Pacific coast
and Alaska and will ask congress to
provide the funds.
G. M. McCain, of Philadelvhia, has
been arrested in Turkey as a spy be
cause he was taking photographs.
A New York man has been arrested
for attempting to bribe a naval officer
to get a recommendation for a patent.
Judge Hunt, of Montana, is coming
to Portland to dispose of the remaining
land fraud cases.
He is expected
about May 1.
Philadelphia has not yet decided de
finitely to let the Liberty bell come to
the coast, but it is probable there will
be no opposition.
Castro has been ordered arrested by
Venezuelan courts for murder.
Hobson Easiest to Spare.
San Francisco, April 20.— In the
course of a lecture today on the Span-
ish-American war, or such portions of
it as came directly under his notice as
commander of the battleship Iowa,
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, re
tired, mentioned the sinking of the
Merrimac in Santiago harbor, saying
he never knew just why Admiral Samp
son had selected Lieutenant Hobson to
command that expedition, "unless it
was the admiral thought he could spare
him better than any other officer of
More Than 1,000 Are Killed.
Beirut, Syria, April 20.— A terrible
uprising has occurred in Adana. Street
fighting has been going on for three
days and at least 1,000 persons have
The city has been de
stroyed by fire.
aries named Rogers and Maurer are
dead. All the other Americans are
safe. The British vice counBUl, Major
Daughty-Wylie, is among the wounded.
A t Tarsus there was less loss of life.
The Armenian quarter, however, was
Four thousand refugees
are housed in the American mission.
NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST
FROM THE STATE OF OREGON
PAPER FROM FIR STU M PS.
ANO TH ER LAW INOPERATIVE.
Smith Lumber Company of Coos Bay Measure Regulating Salmon Fishing
in Umpqua Has No Penalty.
to Test New Discovery.
Marshfield— The manufacture of pa
Salem -Owing to the omission of a
per pulp from the wood o f the fir tree penalty clause in a law passed by the
and waste products of sawmills will be last legislature regulating salmon fish
attempted on Coos bay.
Spruce is ing in the Umpqua river, the law is
chiefly used for making paper pulp, inoperative. The text follows:
Section 4069—It shall be unlawful
but a new chemical discovery will be
employed to make possible the use of to take or fiBh for salmon in the Ump
qua river, or any of the bays or tribu
The chemical discovery was made by taries thereof, below the points herein-
Dr. George B. Frankforter, a professor after named, from April 10 to May 10,
in the University of Minnesota, and and from November 20 to December
the experiment will be backed by C. 10 of any year, or to take or fish for
A. Smith of Minneapolis.
Dr. Frank- salmon by any means whatever, except
forter is expected here in'about a j with hook and line, commonly called
month, when an experimental plant: angling, and for propogating purposes,
will be established.
¡ above the points specified on each
The invention is a process of distil- stream, namely, North Fork above
lation by means of chemicals which re point 600 feet below the dam at Win
moves from the fir wood those proper chester, South Fork above the south
ties which now make it impossible for boundary o f the town o f Roseburg.
wood pulp. There will also be a num
$1,000 an Acre tor Orchard.
ber of by-products, among them alco
Hood River— The record price for
hoi, turpentine and rosin.
j orchard land in young trees was paid
rosin India rubber can be made.
I f the newly discovered process is a here when A. L. Paddock, o f St. Louis,
success the whole of a fir tree when cut Mo., through the agency of the Briggs-
for lumber can be utilized.
The by Ament Land compuny, paid $10,000 for
products will also be a source of big 10 acres in 2 and 3-year-old Newtown
trees. The place purchased has no im
provements on it and has strawberries
| set between the trees. The price paid
Dates for Wool Sales.
Portland—The Eastern wool buyers for the young orchard, which belonged
who operate in the Northwest have to William Reavis, was net, the com
prepared a schedule o f wool sales dates mission being paid in addition.
for Oregon. The dates differ in some orchard is situated on the west side of
particulars from the schedule as pre the valley, a few miles out of the city.
pared by the Woolgrowers’ association,
University's Big Enrollment.
as the buyers claim that it would be
impossible for them to make railroad | University o f Oregon, Eugene— Five
connections according to the associa hundred and fifty students are enrolled
tion dates. The schedule of the buyers in the local departments o f the univer
follows: May 24, Pendleton; May 27, sity, exclusive of the department of
Heppner; May 29, Echo; June 1, music and the correspondence school.
Shaniko; June 4, Pilot Rock; June 5, In addition to these, 110 students are en
Baker C ity; June 7, Ontario; June 15, rolled in the school of law at Portland,
Shaniko; June 18, Heppner; June 21, 75 in the school of medicine at Portland,
Vale; June 22, Ontario; June 24, Jo 150 in the school of music at Eugene,
seph; June 25, Enterprise; June 29, 306 in the correspondence school and
23 enrolled in the summer school in
Shaniko; July 1, Heppner.
1908. Total registration in the depart
ments at Eugene is 700. Total regis
Rail Facilities Examined.
Salem— Railroad Commissioner Atch- tration in all departments
ison has returned from a week’s trip of 1
inspection into the eastern part of the
Ainsworth Again Regent,
state. The depots at Ontario, Vale i Salem— Governor Frank Benson has
and Nyssa were inspected, also the [ reappointed J. C. Ainsworth, o f Port-
stockyards at Baker City and The land, member of the board of regents
Dalles. A conference was held with for the University of Oregon. Mr.
delegations from Canyon City, Prairie Ainsworth is president of the United
City and John Day regarding the serv- States National bank, at Portlannd.
ice on the Sumpter Valley railroad re- He succeeds himself as university re
garding which much complaint has gent, having been appointed four years
come in recently. The officials of the ago to serve out the unexpired term of
Sumpter Valley and the forwarding former Federal Judge C. B. Bellinger,
company at Austin were also inter- j His term for which he has just been
viewed by Commissioner Atchison.
appointed iB 12 years.
Oregon Milk Is Seized.
Seattle— Pending a chemical analysis
of samples o f about 300,000 cans of
condensed milk manufactured by the
North Coast condensery at Coos bay,
Or., State Food Commissioner Davies
is holding the shipment. Two samples
furnished Mr. Davies by Philip Brady,
broker, who is endeavoring to sell the
milk here, will be e x a m in e r s t ^
The milk is claimed
to be “ lumpy,” but Mr. Brady far
from attempting to disguise this de
clares the lumps are butterfat and that
the milk originally was the first-class
Good Price tor Mohair.
Dallas— The sale of the 1909 pool of
the Polk County Mohair association
was held here last week.
aggregating about 50,000 pounds, was
sold to Wm. Brown & Co., o f Salem,
on a bid o f 25 cents a pound.
Grant, of this city, entered a bid of
24 34 cents. Mr. Brown’s price is 5
;™ ntf nh'Kher,tharl R e price for which
i h« 1908 P °°‘ was 8old to Mr- Grant
Sugar Beets Being Planted.
La Grande— Planting sugar beets in
A pioneer miner of Sheridan, Mont.,
2,000 acres of land owned or leased by
has been killed for his savings.
the Amalgamated Sugar company has
begun here. This is not quite as large
Famine in Macedonia and Servia are
Rogue River Fruit Unhurt.
an acreage as usual. When the irriga
adding to the revolutionary troubles.
Medford— So far the frosts have I tion project has actually brought water
done no material damage in this sec on the land, the sugar business in this
T a ft is having much trouble in find
tion o f the Rogue river valley. This | valley will leap forward enormously.
ing suitable persons for foreign posts.
the consensus of opinion of fruit- \
President Zelaya, o f Nicaragua, is
growers. Some peaches and apricots |
Eberhardt in Office.
preparing to move against Honduras.
in the low spots have suffered, but j
La Grande— Colon R. Eberhardt has
The Cudahy Packing company has
they form an infinitesimal P
I been notified that his bond as receiver
been indicted for wholesale oleomar
. . . . fruit crop.
In the foot- | 0f the local land office to succeed A. A.
Alaska Miners Are Starviig.
hills there has been no damage done of Robertg hag been accepted and has ag.
Nome, Alaska, April 20. — News
The University o f Nevada has just from the Kuskowim, derived from late any kind. It is the general opinion | gumed the dutieg here.
received two gifts, one o f $250,000 and arrivals at Kaltag and the Russian that the usual April frost, which comes
but once, has been experienced for the
PO R TLA N D M ARKETS.
one of $100,000.
mission, is that there is much suffering year and that the danger o f frost dam
The Waters-Pierce Oil company, re in that country from lack of provis age is at a minimum.
Wheat— Bluestem, milling, $1.25(0
cently ousted from Texas, w ill pay the ions. Beans and flour now constitute
1.30; bluestem shipping, $1.17j^(g
the bulk o f all available supplies of
state $2,000,000 fines and costs.
Gather Albany Rubbish.
1.18; club, $1.14(01.16; Turkey red,
food, and these are held at high prices.
Albany— Albany will soon inaugur $1.15; Russian red, $1.08(01.09; val
Mrs. Castro hints at revolution in
R elief expeditions are being formed
ate a system o f placing receptacles for ley, $1.10*.
Venezuela and advises present officials
and food supplies w ill be sent with all rubbish on its streets.
Oats— No. 1 white, $40(0 41 per ton.
It is planned
to “ make hay while the sun shines.”
possible haste to relieve the prospect to place tin boxes, neat in appearance,
Barley— Feed, $32.50(0 33.50.
It is reported on good authority that ors.
Hay— Timothy, Willamette valley,
at uniform distances along the leading
H. W. Scott, o f Portland, will be
streets, probably on telephone poles, $14(<i 16 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $17
offered the ambassadorship to Mexico.
Funds Saved to Salónica.
for the reception o f such rubbish as is (ii 19; clover, $11(012; alfalfa, $1400
Salónica, April 20.— The director ordinarily thrown upon the streets by 14.50; cheat, $14(014.50; grain hay,
A raid was made on a Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul diner while it was general of the Ottoman bank, having passers-by. The receptacles will be $ 13 (iil4; vetch, $13.50(014.
Apples— 66c(n$2.50 per box.
passing through Iowa and a quantity of ordered the Salónica branch to send all installed when the street paving work
its cash to the capital, a measure de is completed. The movement was be
Potatoes—$1.30(ii'1.40 per hundred;
signed to embarrass the organization
sweet potatoes, 2 % Oi 3c per pound.
A Chicago man has married his step of the forces there, the commandant gun by the Ladies’ auxiliary.
Onions—Oregon, $2 per hundred.
o f the Third army corps placed an em
Vegetables— Turnips, $1.25 per sack ;
Defunct Bank Gets Coin.
A dispatch from Naples says Mount bargo on $300,000 which constituted
La Grande— One hundred thousand carrots, $1.25; parsnips, $1.50; beets,
the funds o f the three vilayets.
Etna is in eruption.
dollars has been divided pro rata be $1.75; horseradish, 10c per pound; ar
tween 707 depositors o f the Farmers & | tichokes, 65(u 85c per dozen; aspara-
German East Africa has had 60
Flour Advances in France.
Traders National bank ___
as a ________
result of gus, Oregon, 75(u 85c per dozen; cab-
deaths from the plague.
Taris, April 20.— France is beginning the arrival here o f 45 per cent dividend |
2 Jv(ii 4 j^c per pound; lettuce,
Flour has advanced in price in all to feel the effects of the prevailing checks from Washington. There are head. 85c per dozen; onions, 40@50c
sections o f the United States.
high price o f wheat in the United several heavy depositors, but the aver- Pe r. ^ozen* parsley, 35c per dozen;
The first act o f the new chief o f po States. The price of flour has increas age checks range between $50 and j radishes, 35c per dozen; rhubarb, 5c
lice o f Los Angeles was to throw the ed three francs per 100 kilos in the last $100. The largest check is to County Per pound; spinach, 6c.
Butter— City creamery, extras, 27X
"k in g of Chinatown” bodily out o f the fortnight and the bakers’ association Treasurer Frawley, for $9,515.84, a
is considering the raising of the price part o f his deposit of county money in ("29c; fancy outside creamery, 25(ii29c
o f bread.
the bank when the crash came.
| Per P°und; store, 18i" 20c. Butter fat
Poland is preparing to honor Mod-
prices average 1 J^c per pound under
jeska’s memory when her body is taken
regular butter prices.
Hailstones Are Heavy.
there for burial.
A statue may be
Eggs Oregon ranch, 22c per dozen.
Des Moines, Iowa, April 20.— A ter
Burns— The County court of Harney
Poultry— Hens, 1 6^ @ 17>yc per
rific hail and wind storm struck Ilea county this week sent a letter to the
Two dynamite bombs were found un Moines and Central Iowa today. Plate courts o f Malheur, Crook and Lake pound; broilers, 25c; fryers, 18(u22 '...c;
der a Santa Fe bridge near Stockton, glass windows in down town stores counties, asking their co-operation in roosters, old, 10(u>lc; young, 14(iil6c;
were plown in and cellars were flooded. the building and maintenance of a per ducks, 20(u22Lsc; geese, lO lu llc ; tur
A t Stuart, hailstones weighing half a manent highway through these counties keys, 20c; squabs, $2.50(it3 per dozen.
Several members of the Japanese
Veal— Extras, lO fiilO ^c per pound;
pound fell, doing much damage to peach that will make easy travel the year
diet have been arrested for having buds.
ordinary, 8 'a(ii9c; heavy, 7(u8c.
Pork— Fancy, 9>$(<il0c per pound;
the idea being to encourage tourists
Wilbur W r'ght, whose successful
Hops— 1909 contract, 9c per pound;
St. Petersburg, April 20. Advices waiting for a railroad to be built.
aeroplane flights pleased France, is
1908 crop, 6 (II 7c; 1907 crop, 3(u 4 '.jC;
now giving exhibitions in Italy.
1906 crop. 1 '.,( ii 2c.
sacre o f 2,000 persons, including wo
Clatsop County Renigs.
Woo! Eastern Oregon, 16(iil8c per
A large part of Elyria, Ohio, has men and children, by Turcoman tribes
Astoria— The County court has made pound; valley, medium, 18’ .. (if 19c;
men at Astrabad. The Russian gov an order directing the clerk to draw a
been destroyed by fire.
coarse, 17(ul7'4c, Portland; mohair,
ernment is sending troops thither.
warrant for the first half o f the state choice, 23(o 23 ^ e.
The Brazilian government has con
tax as levied by the state board on Jan
cluded arbitration treaties during the
Cattle—Top steers, $5.25(0'5.50; fair
Sultan’s Brother Succeeds.
uary 2, 1909.
This means that the to good, $4.75(0.5; common to medium,
past week with the United States,
Paris, April 20.— A special dispatch
France, Portugal, Spain and Mexico.
$3.25(11 4.50; cows, top, $4.25; fair to
from Constantinople says that it is re $4,000 increase which the state board
The Massachumsetts assembly has ported that Rechad Effendi, brother of t a later date made in Clatsop coun good, $3.50(o 4; common to medium,
$2.50(03.50: calves, top, $5(0 5.50;
turned down a direct election bill.
the sultan, and heir apparent to the ty ’s apportionment of the state tax.
heavy, $3.50(04; bulls and stags, fat,
Mme. Nordica, the singer, will marry
$3(o3.50; common, $2(02.76.
Courthouse to Be Beautified.
a New York banker.
Hogs— Best, $7.25(07.50; fair to
La Grande Through the efforts of good, $6.75(07; Stockers, $5.50^1:6.50;
Roosevelt declined a public reception
Sultan Planning Abdication.
the county and city jointly the barren China fats, $6.75.
at Mombasa. Good hunting is in pros
Vienna, April 20.— The Neues Tage- land about the courthouse is to be park-
Sheep— Top wethers, $5(05.75; fair
blatt's Monastir correspondents say it ed and made a place beautiful.
An to good, $4.50(04.75; ewes, lsc less on
A new cabinet has been installed in is reported that the sultan is negoti-' engineer has been set to work to ascer- all grades; yearlings, top, $6.50(07;
Turkey and the Young Turkey party ating with the committee of union and tain the expense of such a project and fair to good, $6(06.25; spring lambs,
progress with regard to his abdication, he will report to the council next week. $7(07.50.
ABD IC ATIO N OF SU LTA N .
Tottering Throne of Turkey Seems
About to Fall.
Constantinople, April 19.— The moot
serious crisis in the history o f the
Turkish empire is thought to be at
hand. It is persistently rumored that
Abdul Hamid, forced by the uprising
against the tyranny of the party in
power, will abdicate the throne.
The committee of union and pro
gress, representing the party of the
Young Turks, with whom are allied
the revolting Salonica soldiers, are en
deavoring to regain the power obtained
by the revolution of last July, which
has been gradually undermined by the
cleverness of the sultan in getting rid
of or winning over by bribes the lead
The Salonica soldiers are at the
gates of the city and threaten to enter.
The military in the capital is in a state
of fear and no resistance is looked for.
To complicate the situation, an up
rising is in progress in Asia Minor in
which more than 1,000 people have
been slain, among them two mission
aries, and untold property damage has
Foreigners and many Christians have
taken refuge in the consulates. The
local troops and the governor are doing
their best to protect the town, but
there is great fear that it cannot hold
out much longer against the invasion
of the Moslems, who are sweeping
down in large numbers.
can vice consul at Mersina, John Deb-
bas, has been unable to proceed to
Adana, owing to the interruption of
A British warship is 'proceeding to
Alegandretta, which is threatened by
the Moslems. Several American farms
in that neighborhood have been de
Alarm is felt at Kharput because of
serious depredations by the Kurds in
the surrounding villages, although the
town itself has not been the Beene of
any particular disorders.
The tension in Turkey over the situ
ation is very great.
The people of
the capital are more concerned with
the advance o f the Salonika troops
than they are with the massacres re
ported from various quarters.
M USIC FOR THE FAIR.
Management Has Provided Well Along
Music will be a big feature o f the
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition, and
during the exposition season the finest
musical organizations o f the United
States w ill be heard.
Innes’ and Ellery’s bands will divide
the season and these will be heard
The temple o f music is centrally lo
cated, and in this beautiful building,
continuous concerts will be given free
from the first day o f June until the
closing day on the sixteenth o f Octo
ber. A number of handsome band
stands have been erected at various
points, and these are bo dispersed that
music will be heard in every part of
Shorter concert seasons have been
arranged for orchestras and bands from
foreign countries, and among these
will be heard the Philippine Constabu
lary band and the national band of
Mexico. Vocal and solo instrument
concerts will as a rule be heard in the
auditorium, and this new permanent
building represents one o f the very
fineBt halls for such purposes that is to
be found in the United States. O f
great importance and assistance to
concerts held in the auditorium will be
the new organ which has been installed
for the exposition. This instrument
is one of the largest pipe organs yet
built, and in tone and possibilities is
Interesting novelties in music will
be heard, and among these will be
noted a native Philippine band whose
instruments are entirely composed of
bamboo. The range and class of music
produced by these rudely constructed
instruments is remarkable, and the ex
tremely crude appearance presented is
in strong contrast to the equipment of
Cuban Police Arrested.
Havana, April 19.— Ricardo Arnuto,
the secret police agent o f the palace,
and his brother, Jose, substitute in
spector o f the detective Bquad, were
found tonight hiding in the house of a
friend, and were taken to the city pris
on. They are charged with the ab
straction of correspondence from the
baggage o f Jose Cisneros, who attempt
ed to kill ex-Governor Nunez a short
time ago. Both men deny the charge.
The criminal branch o f the Audencia,
before which the prisoners will soon
come for trial, refused bail.
Witte May Be Returned.
London, April 19.— One o f t|je most
significant symptoms of Russian poli
tics, which shrewd observers believe
will be a leading factor in European
affairs in the near future, is the desire
of the reactionaries for a return of
Count Sergius W itte to power. By
degrees the disfavor in which they held
him immediately after the conclusion
of the treaty at Portsmouth has been
replaced by confidence. They bracket
him with Durnovo, whom they also
wish to advance in the councils of
Disturbance is Subsiding.
London, April 19.— The Foreign
office has received a telegram from
Major Daughty-Wylie, the British
vice consul at Mersina, who went to
Adana at the outbreak of the trouble.
In substance the vice consul says that
the situation is improving. He men
tions incidentally that his arm was
broken while he was attempting to
check the disorders.
office has asked the admiralty to send
w arships to the disturbed area.
Many Cities Are Burned.
Paris, April 19. — Dispatches re
ceived from Constantinople say the sit
uation in Adana has become very much
worse; that a number of cities have
been burned, and that Tarsus has been
almost blotted out.
further state that a French factory had
been sacked, and that the peasants
were coming down from the mountains
and massacring the Armenians.
DOZEN PERISH IN
Refugee Home Erected After San
francisco Quake Burns.
Building Once Condemned as a Fire-
Trap Blazes Like Tinder— Mostly
Occupied by Laboring Men and
Their Familiet— Had Caused Much
San Francisco, April 17.— Fire in the
St. George hotel, a flimsy structure
erected shortly after the earthquake,
and since used as a lodging house,
snuffed out a dozen lives between 3 and
4 o’clock this morning. The buliding,
located at Eighth and Howard streets,
burned like tinder, and almost before
the sleeping occupants of the structure
could be aroused the fate o f many of
them was sealed.
The great rookery had 600 rooms,
and was mostly occupied by laboring
men and their families. Five bodies
have already been taken from the
ruins, and it is believed that 30 still
remain buried in the smoking and
The St. George hotel was o f the
most flimsy construction, and its pro
prietor, J. W. Shanan, has been in
trouble with the board o f public works
since the building was erected. On
December 13, 1906, he was arrested
for violating the building law, but
was dismissed on promising to make
alterations which would increase the
safety of the building. According to
John T. Horgan, of the board o f public
works, many complaints have been
made against Shanan on the ground
that the St. George was a veritable
Insurance agents estimated that the
fire resulted in a loss of $82,500.
SU LTA N PREPARES T O FLY.
Civil War in Turkey is Cause o f Panic
in Government Circles.
Constantinople, April 17. — Panic
reigns in government circles and the
sultan is reported to be in readiness
for flight. The chief officers are mu
tinous, the Constantinople garrision
is rushing preparations to assist the
troops said to be advancing upon the
city from the Northwest, and the new
ministers are resigning as fast as pcs
sib’e. It is doubtful i f the soldiers here
can cope with the forces which, it is
rumored, are rallying to the standard
o f the Young Turks.
Business is again at a standstill and
private citizens are taking all possible
precautions to defend their property in
the event that the opposing armies
shall clash in Constantinople.
realized here that alarming reports
from Salonika may rouse the Young
Turks, who are eager to terrorize the
PREPARING FOR WAR.
Japan Greatly Increasing Navy and
Victoria, B. C., April 17.— That Ja
pan fears another war with Russia and
is making the same careful and sys
tematic preparation for it as preceded
the recent war is the news given by
passengers from Yokohama.
large battleships of the Dreadnaught
class are being built, one at Kure tobe
named the Setsu, and the other at Yo
kohama to be named the Kawachi, both
stronger and with larger guns than the
big Aki and Satsuma.
In conversation regarding the fear
entertained of the return of war with
Russia, an arrival by the Tosa Maru
said great additions had been made to
the fleet of Japan. In military affairs
preparations have been continuous, but
the greatest secrecy has been main
tained. The army is being increased
to over 20 divisions, so that a force o f
1,000,000 may be mobilized when nec
essary. Prior to the last war 500,000
men represented the total number that
could be put in the field, including all
branches, and that number proved in
Bread Follows Flour Up.
Los Angeles, April 17.— Another ad
vance of 2 cents a barrel in the price
o f family and bakers’ flour, effective
immediately, was announced today by
the leading millers o f this state. With
this increasing price, fam ily flour is
advanced to $7 a barrel, which is the
highst mark ever attained in this state.
While many of the bakers had previ
ously reduced the weight o f the loaves
o f bread, those who had not done this
said they would prepare to do so in
order to prevent loss. Some will make
the loaves in three sizes.
Ohio Millers Boost Prices.
Columbus, Ohio, April 17. — The
price o f flour continues to soar in sym
pathy with the advancing tendency of
the wheat market
today put the price up 40 cents per
barrel for winter wheat flour, and the
market here now is quoted at $7. This
advance makes a gain of $1 per barrel
here in the last 10 days. Jobbers say
the price will go to $9 before the close
o f this year. Millers throughout Ohio
complain o f difficulty in getting suffi
cient wheat to keep their mills run
Flour Raises at Portland.
Portland, April 17.— Grocers all over
the city advanced the price of flour 10
cents a sack yesterday, as a result of
the rise of 40 cents a barrel announced
by the jobbers and millers.
now being retailed at from $1.55 to
$1.75 in the stores.
People who do
their baking at home will hardly no
tice the increased price, unless they
compare it with what flour cost them a
year ago, when they will find a differ
ence of 35 cents.
Flour is at B7 per Barrel.
St. Paul, April 17.— As a result of
the comer in wheat, flour has advanced
in the last two weeks 60 cents a hun
dred in St. Paul, and further substan
tial advances in prices may be ex
pected. Yesterday there was an ad
vance o f ten cents a hundred, so that
the ruling quotation today waa $7.
BEAN IS A PPO IN TE D .
Supreme Judge o f Oregon ie Nomi
nated and Will Be Confirmed.
Washington, April 16.— The presi
dent sent to the senate yesterday the
United States district judge fur
Oregon— Robert S. Bean.
United States district judge, flirst
division, district of Alaska— Thomas
United States marshal, first divis
ion of the district of Alaska -Daniel
Judge Bean will probably be con
firmed early next week.
was referred to the senate
judiciary committee, and iB expected
to be favorably reported when next
that committee meets.
There is not
known objection to his confirmation.
The nomination of Mr. Lyons, for
merly law partner o f Representative
Ellis at Pendleton, was returned to
the Benate, the charges upon which the
original nomination was withdrawn
having failed of substantiality.
McBride for Bean's Place.
Salem, April 16. — Announcement
was made yesterday afternoon at the
office of Governor Benson thai as soon
aa the resignation of Justice Bean
from the Supreme bench shall have
been received, Circuit Judge Thomas
A. McBride, of the Fifth district, will
be appointed to succeed him.
To succeed McBride, Representative
J. U. Campbell w ill be named by the
Mr. Campbell has been
practicing law at Oregon City for
about 15 years and has served two
terms in the legislature, in 1907 and
MENACED W ITH WAR.
Revolutionary Movement in
Turkey is Feared.
Constantinople, April 16.— The third
day of the revolutionary movement in
the capital was marked by more dis
orders, the most serious of which was
a lynching during a demonstration by
marines, who objected to the new min
ister of marine, ,Viee Admiral, Adjie-
The marines gathered in force and
seized and conveyed to the palace A r if
Bey, commander of the battleship
Assar-I-Tefik, a member o f the com
mittee of Union and Progress, who or
dered the guns of his ship trained on
the Yildiz Kiosk when the rising was
at its height.
His intention was to
support the committee.
Arrived at the Yildiz Kiosk, the men
lynched A r if Bey, notwithstanding the
efforts of the palace guard to save him.
Edhem Pasha, the new minister of
war, and Nazim Pasha today made the
round of the barracks and exhorted the
soldiers to obey their officers. They
were heartily cheered.
Porte circles are disquieted by news
from Salonika and Monastir, where the
influence of the committee of Union
and Progress is strong. Officers of the
Porte have received telegramB from
these sections demanding the re-estab
lishment o f the status quo, failing
which the committee leaders threaten
to march ion Constantinople with the
entire Third army corps, whose officers
are now in communication with the
Second army corps with a view to co
CALH O U N T R IA L BEGINS.
Heney Undertakes to Prove Charges
of Bribe Giving.
San Frarcisco, April 16. — A fter
three months spent in completing a
jury the trial of Patrick Calhoun,
president o f the United Railroads, yes
terday attained the stage where the
taking of testimony was commenced,
and when court adjourned for the day
Ferdinand P. Nicholas, the ex-super
visor who is accused o f accepting a
bribe paid through Abraham Ruef, had
been ordered to answer the first vital
question in the case. The final accept
ance of Michael Murphy, a retired
police sergeant, as the 13th juror, pre
pared the way for the actual inaugura
tion o f the trial, and Assistant District
Attorney Heney, after ou lining to the
jury the case he expects to prove, gave
way to the first witness.
Sultan Again Holds Helm.
London, April 16.— The news from
Contantinople today brings into clearer
perspective the latest turn in Turkey’s
difficult path toward constitutionalism.
The counter revolution involves at
least the temporary overthrow of the
Reform party and the partial triumph
of the reaction spirit, Tho sultan vir
tually has gained control of the helm
of state and all Europe looks anxiously
for the next move.
closely resembled that of 1877, when
the fall of Midhat Pasha le ft the con
stitution to a lingering death.
Heney Loses His Body Guard.
San Francisco, April 16.— It was
made known today that a dozen at
taches of the district attorney’s office,
who have been known as special agents,
have been dismissed from the depart
ment where th y have been employed.
Included in the number is James Foley,
who has been detailed up to this time
as one o f the two body guards of F. J.
Heney, and who was present and on
duty when Heney was shot last Novem
ber. The announcement created con
siderable comment and surprise around
the court room.
Forest Fires in Mexico.
City of Mexico, April 16.— A great
forest fire is raging in the Zitacuaro
mountains, in the state of Michoacan.
Thousands of persons have been ren
dered homeless by the fire, and a great
quantity of the dye woods in which the
region abounds has been destroyed.
Owing to the isolation of the region,
the fire will have to burn itself out.
Already a number o f valuable hacien
das have been swept by the flames, and
scores of villages destroyed.
Measles Delays Troops.
Norfolk, Va., A p rill 6.— An epi
demic o f measles in the United States
training station at St. Helena, with an
outbreak o f the same disease aboard
the United States auxiliary cruiser
Prairie, will delay for 20 days at least
the transportation o f from 1,600 to 1,-
800 seamen to Panama en route to the
Philippines. It is said that fully 500
men have the disease.