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WILL IGNORE LAW
Western Railroads Decide Upon
WILL HAKE TEST CASE IN COURT
To Oboy Decision of Interstate Com-
merco Commission Would Moan
Heavy Loss To Roads.
Chicago, March 2. Kxecutivo olli
cials of Western railroads today decid
ol to ignore tho order of the Interstate
Commerce commission requiring them
to charge no higher rates for livestock
than aro charged for the trausiHtrtnthm
of tho products of livestock. Ry tlio
advice of general counsel the matter
will bo tested in the courts, us the mil
roads have determined that it will he
impossible oithor to low or the livestock
rates or to increase the rates on pack
inn house products. Tlierv is an In
clination to do tho latter, but the con
tract which tho Great Western road has
with tho packers for an 18-ecnt rate
between Chicago and the Missouri
river makes such action impracticable.
A reduction in livestock rates in
compliance with the decision of tho
commission would mean a minimum
reduction of 3,4' cents per 100 Kunds
and a maximum reduction of about S
cents, and the reductions would affect
fully 40 jmr cent of all the livestock
tratlic west of Chicago. A compliance
with the commission's order by a re
duction in the livestock rates would
mean, it is now estimated, a loss to
western railroads of at least 12,000,000
annually. They say that such a loss,
in view of the contention of tho rail
road ollicials that the rates are even
now unrcmunerativc, is not to be
POISON IN VIAL.
Mrs. Lelind Stanford Drinks a
(Dose and Dies In Agony.
Honolulu, March 1. Mrs.
Lathrop Stanford, of San Francisco,
widow of United States Senator Leland
Stanford, died at 11:40 o'clock last
night, 40 minutes after she was taken
ill, at the Moano hotel here, tinder
suspicious circumstances, pointing, in
the opinion of the physician who at
tended her in her dying hour, and
seemingly in that of others, to poison
ing by tho administration of strychnine
In a vial of bicarbonate of soda given
just before retiring.
An autopsy on the remains showed
that the cause of death was tetanus of
tho respiratory organs, but how this
was brought about will not be known
until after an examination of the con
tents of tho stomach.
Mrs. Stanford built the children's
hospital, Albany, N. Y., costing 100,
000, and supported by an endowment
of 1100,000 more. She also gavo 100,
000 to kindergarten schools in San
Francisco. Sinco tho death of her hus
band Mrs. Stanford had devoted her
attention to tho development of the
university, and had been residing at
Palo Alto, Cal.
TALK OF RETREAT.
Japanese Have the Russian Army in a
Very Tight Place.
St. Petersburg, via the frontier,
Maroh S. OIHelal circlet at the Itua
sian oapital have been seized with great
alarm, owing to the ominous news
from the Far Kast, nnd a conference
has been held of tho military experts,
who discussed tho Japanese movement
nnd debated at longth what action the
Itussian government should take at the
present time to uphold General Kuro-
It is felt that the Japanese have him
in a very precarious position, and one
ii which it may be necessary for him
again to order a general retreat. It Is
recognized that tho Japanese movement
at this time is prompted by a desire
to crush General Kuropatkin in the
belief that a liuseian defeat at this time
would compel the czar to sue for peace
because of internal conditions in litis
uia. Ice Tearing Things Loose.
Louisville, March 2. Drifting with
the iee, the steamer New South, one
of tho largest iBonger nnd freight
loats on tho Ohio, was today sightodjit
Carrollton, Ky. A mile below Milton,
Ky., man Anally succeeded in getting n
line aboard ami tying the boat up to
tho bank. The local harbor authori
ties, on being advised from Cincinnati
that 00 bargee and CO coal lwats, all
containing more or less coal, were com
ing with tiie leu, dospatcnod four tow
boatH np tho river. They will attempt
to roscue the boats.
Bombs Imported as Oranges.
St. Petersburg, March 2. Vastquan
titles of hand tombs are being imported
into Itussia. The discovery was acci
dentally made by the customs authori
ties at Wireballen, Itussian Poland, on
opening an ordinary fruit box marked
"oranges," which was found to contain
100 small bombs. Scores of similar
boxes have been coming in for weeks,
and tho authorities fear they aro already
distributed. Tho bombs are not of tho
type of those used by tho terrorists.
More Strikes In Poland.
Lugansk, Toland, March 2. Tlio sit
uation Jsj,'roivIriB woi so. Today 4,000
men "struck at the Ilurtnmnn works.
Argenernl strike of 200,000 miners In
theIJonetz coal fields is expected on
March 0. i
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Friday, February 24.
Tho time of tho senate today was
divided between tho Swayivo impeach
ment trial nnd the motion of lteveridge
to appoint conferee on tho joint state
hood hill. It is the expectation that a
vote on tho Swayno matter will bo
reached Monday. No agreement was
reached in the appointment of state
A resolution was Introduced In the
house directing tho attorney general to
proceed against tho armor plate trust.
A number of pension bills from the
senate were considered, altogether 120
being pawed, tour hours was given
to tho sundry civil appropriation bill.
Saturday, February SS.
The house today divided Its time be
tween legislation and patriotic exer
cises. An hour and a halt was spout
in passing minor bills. The same
period was devoted to tho sundry ap
propriation hill, wit limit reaching a
conclusion. Legislation then gave way
to speeches by several members honor
ing the memory of Houston and Aus
tin; when the marble statues of each,
given by tho state of Texas, wore ac
cepted. Some sharp criticisms of the presi
dent's policy tow ads Santo Domingo nnd
in enlarging tlio navy was indulged in
today by senators on both sides during
the debate on the naval appropriation
A vote on the Swayne impeachment
caso will bo taken Monday.
Monday. February 27.
Charles Swayne, district judge of the
Northern district of Florida, win today
acquitted by the senate of all 12 ar
ticles of impeachment against him.
President Roosevelt's policy of build
ing up a great navy came in for more
criticism today in tnc senate wiuui tlio
naval appropriation bill was under con
sideration. The bill win passed, carry
ing appropriations of 100,300,000.
Tho house agreed to tho conference
report on the army appropriation bill.
Tho sundry civil appropriation bill
was jmssed, carrying 45, 272,280.
Tuesday, February 20.
The senate spent almost the entire
day discussing amendments to the In
dian appropriation bill. It was agreed
that no funds should be used for
church schools. An amendment was
adopted appropriating 500,000 to
carry into effect an agreement entered
into with the Klamath Indians.
Tho house today cons'dered the gen
eral deflcicny appropriation bill, but
reached no conclusion. Tho bill
amending the homestead laws as to un
appropriated and unreserved lands in
South Dakota nnd Colorado so as to
allow selection of 040 acres instead of
100 acres was also discussed. A num
ber of niinor'bllls were passed.
Wednesday, March I.
During the day the senate considered
and passed three supply bills, aggre
gating an appropriation ol over 357,
000,000, and at night took up a fourth
bill, carriyng over 107,000,000. The
bills passed were the poatotllce, pension
and river and harbor bills. The sun
dry civil bill was not completed at time
of adjournment. A large number of
minor measures were passed.
The house passed the general defi
ciency appropriation bill, the last of the
great supply measures to Ihj acted upon
during this digress. The total
amount earrled is 131,224,070. The
bills amending the homestead laws as
to certain lands in South Dakota and
Colorado were wued.
Thursday. March 2.
The senate today passed tlte sundry
civil appropriation bill, carrying alxHit
frtS.OOO.OOO. The general deficiency
bill, carrying $21,7fM,4(W, was jessed.
An agreement cannot be reached on the
bill for the governmnt of thocanal aone
and it is possible the present law will
The house agreed to the conference
reports on the fortifications, agricul
tural and river and harbor appropri
ation bills. The naval appropriation
bill was sent hack to conference.
ltoth houses have decided to send
committees to attend the oening of the
I-ewis and Clark fair, and f 10,000 lias
been appropriatedd to defray their ex
pense. No Time for Tobacco Trust.
Washington, Maroh 3. No action
will Ihj taken by the house at this ses
sion on the Kehoe resolution for an in
vestigation of the "tobacco trust."
Representative Smith, of Kentucky,
who was delegated by the Judicary
committee to consult the attorney gen
eral on the subject has found it Irnim
Bible to arrange a'witisfactory interview
and today expressed the opinion that
with the "steel trust and the Standard
Oil investigations, the Department of
Commerce and Labor will be running
to its full cajmeity all summer."
Nebraska Anti-Trust Bill.
Lincoln, Neb., March 3. The house
today jwssod the anti-trust bill. It
has still to be considered by the senate.
The bill exempts domestic corporations,
and its author paid that, while it af
fected all foreign corporations, it was
aimed specially at tho so-called beef
trust and the Standard Oil company.
Publicity by the medium of complete
reports to the attorney general uml se
vere penalties for violation of the anti
rebate provisions ure leading features.
Suspected Assassin Caught.
St. Petersburg, March 3. Tho pollco
at Tsarakoo-Selo, who since tho assass
ination of Grand Duke Bcrgius huve
redoubled the ordinary precautions foi
the protection of the imperial family,
have arrested a suspect, who claimed
to bo a nephew of General Fock, but
whoso papers aro Irregular, and who
was found to be armed w ith a loaded
revolver. An investigation is on foot.
AIMING AT MUKDEN
Japanese Strike Decisive Mow
at Main Position,
OYAMA ORDERED TO ADVANCE
Must 'Act Doforo Snow Melts May
Attempt to Isolate Vladivostok
At Same Tlmo.
Tokio, Feb. 28. Following the cus
tom of tin Japanese government, the
ollicials at the war olllco refuse to dis
cus the present movements in Man
churia, but there Is a general air of
eonlldeneo among the higher ulllcers,
who are ulwolutoly posted on the situa
tion, which is believed to indicate that
General Kuroki has again scored a com
plete siicces and that olllcial announce
ment may bo expected very won.
Up to midnight Monday no wrtlctt
law of the lighting had Iwii given out,
but it whs stated that, so far as was
known, only the right and center of
Marshal Oyanm'a army hail la-en engag
ed and that the conditions on thu left
It is the general opinion among the
Itost informed exerts in the JetHiuifo
capital that the present movement, be
fore it end, will result in the capture
of Mukden. It is known that order
have been sent to Field .Marshal Oyama,
telling him tlmt the time is ripe for
taking the Itussian main posltUm, as,
if action is lawtpoucd much longer, the
spring thaws with their resultant Hood
will lo upon him nnd it will Im tin-lM-sihle
to do any lighting until the
roads dry up.
There is, of course.a josiblllty that
the present movement may have for its
object, as well as the captute of Muk
den, the isolation of Vladivostok. In
view of the recent reMrt that the jnirt
was being blockaded by sea by a Japan
ese squadron of torcdo Iwata and pro
tected cruisers, there can Ihi little
doubt that, if Kuroki crushes the Itus
sian left, such troops an can 1h skuc1
will Ih! assigned to a sjcclal campaign
against the Siberian stronghold.
FOR PHILIPPINE FREE TRADE
House Committee Reports In Favor of
Curtis' Tariff BUI.
Washington, Feb. 28. Chairman
Paine, of the house ways and means
committee, today tiled a retnirt favor
ing the passage of the Curtis bill pro
viding for thu free entry of products
from the Philippine Islands, except
sugar and tobacco, on which 2ft per
cent of the Dingley tariff is to Ihi col
lected. The reiKirt declare that the
only logical result of our possession of
tho islands is free trade.
It has been definitely settled, It says,
that we will retain the islands until
their population is fitted for self-government,
and ho repeats Secretary
Taft'B suggestion that this will lw at
least one generation. Until the treaty
stipulation between thu United Htnte
and Spain shall expire in WOO, all
tariff advantage given by the islands
to thu United States must Ihi given to
Spain, Sp' fur that reason reciprocal
free trade is not feasible. Thu present
bill, says the report, gix-s a far a is
practicable under those eonsdltlon.
FOUR SENATORS EXPELLED.
Result of Bribery Investigation In the
Saeramento, Cal., Feb. 28. Crowded
gallerioa and lobbied this afternoon
watched a dramatic scene when Senat
ors Hunkers, French, Wright and Km
toons were cxiwllod from the state sen
ate of California by a vote which con
tained no dissenting voice. Hunkers'
case was first tola; considered. Thirty
four brother senators supiMirtcd the re
Iort of the investigating committee that
lie In) put out. No one voted for him.
He was not present.
Thu report of the committee reoom
mending expulsion of nil four was
adopted by 3ft votes to 0, the four
etised sentaors and Senator Walch
voting. Kxpulsion balltots then
low iil toKiratoly.
Antl-Trust Law Sustained.
Washington, Feb. 28. Tho supreme
court of the United States has decided
tho case of thu National Cotton Oil
coiniHtny vs. the state of Texas, involv
ing the Texas anti-trust law. The statu
court found the comiKtny guilty under
that law and held that It had forfeited
its right to do business in thu ftato.
The case was appealed to the supremo
court on constitutional grounds. That
court, however, in its opinion today,
hold that the claim was un
tenable and Btistnlnod thu vurdiut of
the court below.
Passes Taken by Japanese.
Mukden, Feb, 28. Tlio itusslnns re
ort that thu Jajmueso are in iwshuh
siou of Tilling, and also the puss be
tween Titling and Katoiiling. Thu pos
session of Titling threatens Fiishatnk,
Tiepllngand H leges way. Titling is re
garded as of thu same consequence to
the Japanese in their operations
aguinst Mukden as was Motleullug In
rotation to Liao Vang. In case the
Japanese push on to the southeast,
their operations will be in the hills.
Anti-Salt Trust Measure Killed.
Topeka, Feb. 28, A liouso concur
rent resolution calling for an investiga
tion of tho salt trust was defeated by a
voto of 67 to 10, It was necessary for
tho resolution to receive a two-thirds
voto, or 03 votes.
RACES WITH FIRE,.
Stoamor Oregon will bo Onachod nt
Eurnkn, If Possible
Crescent City, Ca'l., March. 1. Tho
steamer Oiegon, with a burning caigo,
left hoto today for Ktiicka, where she
will be beached. The Oregon was no
comnanled front descent City by the
steamer Del Norte, Captain Payne, and
every effort will bo made to leuolt
The Oregon has a heavy list and Is
drawing about 20 feet of water. This
will make It dillU'itlt to take her over
the Humboldt bar. It Is thought her
cargo of general merchandise will be a
Fire broke out In the cargo of the
steamer Oregon when the ship wart
north of Crcmml City, mi her voyage
(nun Sun Francisco to Portland. Thete
were fid passengers on Kmrd the Oregon
besides the crew.
Signals of distress were at once made,
and theeo brought the collier Meteor
The Unit thing considered by Captain
Warner was tho safety of hi iiMter,
mid all of the fill were at once trans
ferred to the Meteor. I lie Oregon
then turned lwck In her course and
headed for Crescent City, where It wn
determined to hearli her in the eent of
Searing Crescent City, the Kteamei
Del Norte whs attracted by the signal
of distrust that were still Hying. The
Del Norte was at once heeded tow aril
the Oregon, and within a few minute
the jmssonger made another tmtwfer,
this time to the Del Norte.
Soon after this the burning steamer
and the Del Norte shot out of Credent
City harlsir, Captain Warner Mlevlng
he could make l-.urckn in ttm to lieeeh
his vessel. Smoke was coining out ol
the Oregon In clouds, however, nnd It
whs deemed very doubtful by thoe
who saw her that she would ever teach
the more southerly Mrt. Captain
Warner and hi crew were lighting the
Milium in heroic fashion.
IN DEATH CRIPS.
Battle Rrtf.o Along Entire Front of
Two Great Armies.
St. Petersburg, March 1. Ijtst even
lug's news from Manchuria 1 of the
most imtMirtaut nature, thu AiMoclated
Press dlsatche fnim Mukden, which
were transmitted at noon of Tuesday,
indicating that a general ltattlo was l
ginning along the whole of the 100
tulles of front occupied by the two
armies. General Kuropatkin apHitr
to have taken a leaf out of Field Mar
shal Oyama's Ixxik and replied to Gen
eral Kuroki' attack on the Russian
loft by a counter attack on the JatKtucsc
left, in which General Kaiilahrs' Initial
success Is twtter for the Russians tlmii
tho success of General Orlpnlorg,
thu Russian vanguard Mug establish
ed in the outskirts of Siitullttpii. At
thu same time General Kuropatkin de
livered a blow against tho Jiikiuoso
center, seizing a railroad bridge across
the Shakhe river. These reorts,
therefore, give a more hoieful ascct to
the situation, a the Russian army,
though driven out of Da mn, apHMr
to have Hiiwwded in stopping, at Iwwt
for the moment, the further advance of
the Japanese eastwanl and Iteateu off
thf atta'k mi the center.
The tffeet of ymtenlay's develop
ments ihi General Kurnpatkiu's r?prt
ed intention to withdraw from the
Sltakhe is problematical. Retirement
in the face of an enemy, which is ex
tremely liaiardou under any circum
stances, are doubly dangerous when
the arfulea are grappling in a general
engagement; hut, if General Kuroki
succeed in rolling up the ItiiNsiau loft
liiucli lortlier, the Kirllons nxxirlliiiint
may Ir-coiiiu necessary. Thu counter
strokes on the right nnd center may
Hsalbly Ihj intended to cover the with
drawal of trains and store. If, how
ever, General Kurniiatkiu 1 deter-
mined to stand and light out the tatttle
on the line-up he has held during the
winter and if he should be able to ad
minister a vigorous check to General
Kuroki, he lias scored a good oltlon
for his second move In tho great gumo.
Aro Between Two Terrors.
Vienna, March 1. Tim authorities
of thu Austrian province of llukowina,
clne to the Kuasian frontier, huve
orduri! all the Russian refugees ami
deserters, totalling about 3,000 per
sons, to leave within six weeks. Thu
reason for this action is that the Run
mIiuih are umlerhlddlug thu Austrlans
in the litlxir market at a tlmo when
many Austrlans are out of work. It Is
also alleged that most of the RumIiiiis
are suffering from trachoma. The ma
jority of the Russians came to llnko
wlna during the last six mouths.
Bandits Ready to Harass Russians
Nlu Chwung, .March 1 Advices re
ceived hero say that over two Itussian
army corps are engaged in building
olalHiratu defensive works opposite the
extreme Japanese left and that largo
forces of cavalry aro protecting thu Rus
sian flanks. It Ih roiiortcd here that n
railroad bridge between Tie pass and
niyiiam has been destroyed. It is also
reported that largo bodies of wellurmud
Chinese bandits are prepared to harass
thu retreating Russian?,
A Costly Shooting Scrape,
Imdon, Murch 1 . Thu Router Telo
grim compuny states that tho com
pensation for tho North sea affair has
been fixed, nt between 76,000 and
v : " -.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
NO STATE FAIR THIS YFAH.
Attorney General Says Slate Funds
Cannot be Used for Race Mont,
Hnloin "No slate fair can ha held in
Minn," decline Attorney (leneial
Crawford, In aiiwsor to an Inquiiy lioin
the state fair IkmiiiI. The legislature at
Its icveiil session passed all act author
Ixiiiu and directing the state fair Uiaid
to expend tho annual appropriation of
$10,000 for Improvement In WOn, and
relieving the Ixmrd (mm bidding an ex
hibit In that )ear.
The fair IkminI, however, wn anxious
to hold a fair this year and sought to
Uml authority therefor In section IlilH
of the code, making It the duty of the
IsHird to hold "an annual fair or exhi
bition," which section has not been ie
pealed, Tho attorney general hold that, al
though thl section ha not leen le
pealed, expreesly or by Implication,
the legislating ha tiwuded the hold
ing of tliH fair for one year. He also
holds that the annual appropriation id
10.000, together with the aiblltlitnal
In, 1)00 Hpiuiiiirlateu by the leglsluuire,
must be lined (or liupmvemimt at the
fair ground during the jwar HHWl, ami
that any sum not so inl will revert In
the general fund. In conclusion A t tor
nay Galium! ('raw fold ay there Is
nothing to prevent the board from
holding a race meet in 1 00ft, but none
of the state appropriation can ho ud
for that puriMMo.
SNOW COVERED WASCO FIELDS.
Only Damage to Wheat Is Along the
The DhIIiw From reimrl farmer
make, Wason county ha withstood the
revent cold letter than nliiHwt any oth
er section of Kastern Oregon. During
the cold weather snow covered all grain
Ileitis, with the exception of those In
the extreme north part of the county,
hence very little, If any, damage, was
thine fall grain In tho prlnelm wheal
section of the county. Along the C
Itimbin river the smiw laid melted Im
fttre the fiHWtt came, and iii that m'tlou
grain has lin more or les Injured,
and reselling will he nwemmry. On
Tygh ridge and alsait Duftir, the nwwt
extensive grain growing section, the
damage I nominal, nnd imly Imitated
instances will rewodlng lm required.
Where the snow lia gone of! since the
frees" grain Is of good color and thrifty,
and bid fair ti make an excellent ctup.
New Grants Pass Iron Foundry.
Grunt Pas Two carload of ma
chinery have arrived here fur the new
Grants Pas Iron and Steel work, the
enterprise that ha liecomo n ucceiHdty
by the rapid growth of the mine and
the demand for mining machinery and
casting, lx'al people are ticking the
enterprise, and It will Ihi the largest
foundry and machine simp In the state
south of Portland. The huge planing
machine, turning lathe and drill press,
capable of handling the largest easting
or shaftings, are among the consign
ment and are being unloaded. A live
ton and three-ton cupola will bundle
the casting fur the foundry.
Contracts to Sell Wool.
Pendleton Kit KittiHey, who rtwidwi
southwest of here, ha nmtmcteil hi
wool for this year to JUek Drown, the
hide dealer of this rlty, receiving 1.1
cent a Hnud for the clip. The wool
cohmm from the Kandy district, and, al
though the prim nenna small fur tliis
year's crop, it is an advance of 9 centa
over laat year and 1 a rikmI llgure.
Mr. Keiuiey is one of the few of the
county who have contracted, a the
greater niiuiber of the shiHlpmeti desire
to hold, laillevlug tlial the price will ad
vance even more than it ha.
Cougars Destroying Stock.
(Village Grove Cougar aro quite
numerous in the hill west of this
place. A few farmer have reitortud a
combined hew of 111) In the lust few
month and numerous goat and slump
nave neon disappearing for the wst
mouth. Several cougars have been
killed this winter, ami If there wa a
!uiity for the killing this mrt of I-ario
would furnish Its share of the lumsts.
Where a cougar turn his attention
to goats, he often "geta away" with
alMiut two a day.
Peaqh Crop Injurod liy Cold.
.Milton S. S. Shield, commission
merclutut here, says that on his luves
tbjfatioii and liHpilry fium others the
peach crop for the Doming year lias been
seriously injured by the recent severe
cold snap. He estimates that there
will be halt n crop or better. The va
rieties most lnured are the Klherta,
Kolw ay and the latu Crawford. Other
varieties seem to have fared better,
Other kinds of fruits seem to have es
Almond Trees In Bloom.
Grants Pass Almond trees are In
bloom in Grants Push, the warm weath
er of thu past mouth having brought
them out several weeks curlier than
usual. Poach trees are also ready to
hurst Into bloom, ami will he In full
blossom within thu next ten days. The
bloom is very heavy on thu almond
trecH, and It not nipped by lute frosts,
the crop of almonds from Southern Ore
gon vill bo good this season.
Wlll Open Seed House,
I'ondletoii S. II. Forshaw, thu flor
ist, hits leased tho Dcspalu building on
Alfa street, formerly, occupied by I),
Koinler with u grocery store, and will
opon n seed room, Inuidlltig also cut
(lowers nnd nursery stock,
QRAIN OUTLOOK OOOD
No Damage Done by Cold In Grand
Hondo nnd Acreage Lurgo.
I .a Grande Up to the preienl ,t,,
peels fur tho largest gialu irup ( Mi
ratml tMist of the llhio UMiiiiilaiini ,r
iiiosl llallerlug In the Grand It i,.e
The tale told spnl illd not do tlio
slightest damage !' any of the fall iuwn
grnln, which I looking extvlhnt
Since the msiug of the cold wine the
Grand Hondo ban been having iduil
weather. 1'iiiinur In the nlhs nlll
uvurhaullug their agrloiiltiiritl m, i,
monl with the Intention of d'uhg n
(treater amount of plowing than im
GhiuihI Isith In the Grand Rondo and
Wallowa valley I In excellent ,.(
lion, owing to tho abundant i.tuif.ui
during the winter iiHinth, the a, r. ,!,,
in I00A will far exceed that ul ans i u
Net only in eel eels, hut U in ni,.-
Wot ciilllvatleii will the acrek'e U n.
G. W. lhlcklUHIl, one of (he Hiir
uii farmem III thl valley, will i i.int
tOI) aciea In leetM. He will alw pit
In 2,000 were In wheat, and will ill
hi plow lug by steam this seaou
RICHER THAN FIRST REPORTtD
Strike in Uohrmla Mine Improvat on
Cottage Gmve The strike in tl
Crtal Consolidate! mine In IIoIiciihh,
made over a month sg. of six fit t if
ore. partly free milling and partly I .tw ,
ha greatly linpniel since then TI.e
drift lia lwii exteiideil milue 25 feet
and the lodge now shows seven (ol i.f
wil Id me. The ore Is high grade Testa
were made nil the ureal the tune i.f
the strike and )! I A t ter tun, tar
rying cipMir, lead and luc
One of the miner just arrltcd frm
there reM,rts that the ore I now mikh
letter than it wa given when the tent
wa made. The comiHtny I Kettunc
everything ready to start it sUmpuiill
a ixNin n the weather will wrinlt.
iirolKtbly April 1. The object of mill
illg till ore is to reduce it to ronccii
Irate, whl.'h will prelethly m I to I.
and selNirate the eupiHr, Imd and znu
mi their ctHM-etitrator. The loiiun
trate will then Im- shlpxl to sinelter
where tlmt class of mineral Is trrate-l
Anothnr Indapendenl Linn,
Cheiimwa I'olwi have been nt and
wire strung fur the Chemawa fariurr'
telephone line. A Wk coiuhiuv ht
Is-en feriuetl ami liMiriratHl and llm
inemlHini of the as'ialiun have d.im
the construction wuik among tlnm
selves. All agreement linl.'en entcrl
Into with the Pacillc State lelr(li.ie
cuiniKtuy ihi term that will assure the
siiliwrllier of the system very nmNiua
Im rate, They now hae almiit 30
phones mi the system, which tap one
of the Ix-st stiburliau district of the
oapital city, and will mean an Increase
of huiluoM fur several Salem firm)
New Telephone Line March C
Pendleton The change from the "M
style telephone system to the central
energy system will Iw completed by the
ftth of March, when tlie rut oer will
be made. I'utier prevent rlrcuiusUii.e
the old telephone may Ih used Willi
the Mew iMwrd, wilted lia been pi. I
in immIMum, but the new limtruii" nt"
will not work with Untold I.Mtrd Tl
new instrument are a great liiipri.M-.nt
over the old ones in appearance, Ung
much smaller. The battery lx I b
peused wllli ami the electricity general
etl at the central uttlce.
Purchases Large Sheep Ranch.
Pendleton Joeeph Ditughertv ha
wild his Interest III the firm of Dough
erty llrtither lu hi brother Patruk,
ami ha purchasel ('as Matlock's farm
over the Morrow ctHiuty line, together
with his sheep. The farm consist of
several thousand acre, and the price
paid wa lift, 000, including 2,'JOO
hee,. Patrick Dougherty will txui
tiiiiie the raising of sheep on the
ranch formerly held in olnt artuer
ship. To Enlargo Mill at Woston.
WesUin J. J. Morton, of Wolsvr.
Idaho, ha purchased the (louring mill
of Frank lllalr, Sr., Mr. Mortun ia
going to enlarge ami remodel the mill,
which, when completed, will have at a
iweltyof fit) Imrrels it day. He will
have It in shue to ttimmeiice uu the
new crop. The Hiwer will be sti-am,
with water when Pine creek afford a
Orand Rondo Farm Sold.
U Grande John H. Killan has pur
chuseil it 210-iuiru farm west of Huui
iiiervlllu from J. F. Weatnvor, tmying
12,000, r tfi3.su per acre. It is mm
sidered one of thu ilrst-ehuw farms la
the Grand Hondo. .
Wheat Walla Walla, Hric; hlucsteni
HStij valley, H7o per bushel.
uata M, 1 white. Sl.flfiAll.-IO: uruv.
Hay Timothy, 14010 per ton;
clover, HQlSj grain, fUQlSt cheat,
Kggs Oregon ranch, KIQl7o per
Potatoes Oregon fancy, 76l)0o;
Hops 1001, 24020c per pound,
Wool Valley, W02Oo por pottiuU
Lastern Oregon, 12017c; mohair, 250
20c por pound for choice,