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REACH NO VERDICT
Second Trial of Land Fraud Case
30 BALLOTS WITHOUT CHANGE
Proposal to Convict Gesner and Btggt
and Clear Williamson Was Do-
foatod by Ono Juror.
Portland, Aug 5. John N. William
Ron, Dr. Van Gesner and Marlon It.
lllggsjwlll have to face trial on August
28 (or tho third time, on the charge of
conspiracy to suborn perjury. After
having strlved for 45 hours to reach
Homo conclusion, tho jury in tho Wil
liamson case camo into court, and upon
Ita own request was discharged by
Judgo Do Haven. At only one time did
tho government cause hold the majority
vote, that Mng during the II ret three
ballots, when seven of tho Jurors voted
to acquit, the vote then changing to six
for conviction and an equal number for
acquittal, whero it hung without in
terruption through 30 ballots. At an
other tlmo those voting to acquit pro
posed to their comrades to convict ties
ner and Higgs, provided Williamson
ehould bo acquitted, but Henry J.
Keeno would not consent to the agree
ment, and no change was made in the
vote. George Kirk, after having voted
for three times to convict, changed his
ballot to the other hand and refused to
make another decision. According to
the story told by several of the jurors,
it was apparent early in tho course of
the deliberations tliat no verdict could
bo reached, and the subsequent ballots
were taken nioro as a matter of form
than with the expectation that any
change would bo shown.
Tho bone of contention seemed to be
in regard to the existence of a contract,
and in the question of intention on the
part of the defendants to do wrong.
OFFICIALS FILE ON CLAIMS.
Nome People Much Exercised
Threaten Drastic Measures.
Seattle, Aug 5. Advices received in
this city tonight from Nome by the
steamship Ohio Btate that the people of
Nome are up in arms against the gov
ernment officials and their actions in
filing upon valuable mining claims.
The Nome Nugget in a long article
charges the officials with using illegal
methods and taking advantage of their
position to possess themselves of many
valuable claims which are obtained by
relocating. Tho Nugget prints com
parative tables showing the number of
claims held by the government officials
and their relatives or assistants, and
also the number held by the leading
mining and business men of Nome and
Officers of the Ohio report that the
peoplo are greatly exercised over the
matter and are talking of drastic meas
ures if the authorities at Washington
do not Investigate the matter.
ALASKA FOREST BURNING.
Dense Pall of Smoke Hanging Over
Seattle, Aug. 6. Forest fires are
agin raging along the southeastern
coast of Alaska, and heavy clouds of
stuoko -bang over tho waters of Lynn
canal, according to the reports brought
to Seattle this afternoon by the steamer
City of Seattle, of the Pacific Coast
Steamship company's fleet. I
Captain Charles O'Brien, master of
the Seattle, states that since the short
rains which served to extinguish the
forest fires which burned in that part
of the country a month or more ago,
the weather has been hot and dry, and
that the fires have started up again,
and are as bad as before.
Tho forests are on fire both on the
islands which fill the inside passage
and along the mainland, and unices
rain falls soon it is feared that the tim
ber loss will be serious.
River Pirates Arrested.
Vancouver, U. C, Aug. 6. Harry
Young, of Seattle, It. Jtrechin, of
Vancouver, and Harry Kline, of Van
couver, were arrested today charged
with being river pirates. Numerous
acusationa of boat stealing and thefts of
nets and outfits from fishermen are
inado against them. It is also alleged
that before daybreak ono morning they
held up several Japanese fishermen in
boats off the Fraser Sand Heads. It
is charged that they held pistols at the
heads of their victims and made them
relinquish boats, gear and everything
they had of value.
Torpedo Boats Make Raid.
Toklo, Aug. 6. It is officially re
ported that two Russian torpedo boat
destroyers appeared off Chugchlng, on
the northern coast of Corea, at 4 :48
o'clock this morning and attacked the
Keisho, a small merchant steamer. The
destroyers fired GO shots, seven of
which hit tho port side of the engine
room and bridge, killing the captain
and ono boy and wounding two of the
crew. The destroyers then ceased firing
and steamed toward Vladivostok.
Dividend on Mrs. Chadwick's Estate.
Cleveland, 0., Aug. 6. Creditors of
Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwlck will receive a
total dividend of about 7 mills on the
dollar when the matter is finally set
led. Net assets will amount to about
HUNT SUCCEEDS DE HAVEN.
Montana Judge Will Hoar Remaining
Land Fraud Casos.
Portland, Aug. -I. Judgo William
H. Hunt, of the Federal court for the
district of Montana, will reach Port
land August 28 to take up tho land
fraud trials whero they will bo relin
quished by Judgo J. J. Do Haven,
who will leave Portland on Saturday
for San Francisco and remain there en
gaged with tho business that has arisen
in his district. A recess of tho Oregon
District court will then bo taken from
tho conclusion of tho final details in
cident to tho closing of tho second trial
of Williamson, Gesner and Hlggs, until
August 28. United States District At
torney Heney will leave lor San Fran
cisco tonight, to be gone for a couple of
weeks, and upon his return n Federal
grand Jury will bo called to probe fur
ther Into tho irregularities of the land
entries of tho statu and the many and
various abuses growing out of the non-
observance of the law.
Judge Do Haven has found that it
will be necessary for him to go to San
Francisco at once to attend to business
which has atisen in his court lit that
city. At first It was thought that an
other judge could bo shifted to that
district, and Judgo De Haven could
finish tho duty undertaken by him of
hearing to the end the land cases now
pending. This was found not to be
possible however, by Judgo Gilbert,
of tho Circuit court, and after sxme ne
gotiations Judge Hunt 1ms been assigned
to the Portland court for the remainder
of the land cases.
QUARANTINED ON ALL SIDES
Militia and Armed Posses Block All
Travel Through South.
New Orleans, Aug. 4. Tho excite
ment In the country districts seems to
have grown more acute with the dis
covery of cases at various points. In
tills connection the doctors are disposed
tn question whether all the cases that
appear can properly bo traced to New
A whole train load of passengers on
tho Iron Mountain road has been hold
up in Concordia Parish, removed from
any habitation, for some time. The
passengers have been loud in their tele
graphic protests to the Railroad com
mission, declaring that they have had
neither food nor water, and that noth
ing has been done to relieve them from
a distressing situation. Efforts are be
ing made to move tho. train.
Monroe, La., with fever on three
sides of her, has put militia and armed
citizens on every road leading into her
limits. New Iberia, La., has decided
to guard against infection by the use of
lilies. Many of the smaller towns are
passing mosquito ordinances.
Alexandria has completely bottled
herself up, but in order to save herself
and the parish from starvation she has
permitted the running ol a train, thor
oughly fumigated, three times a week
to bring in provisions and other sup
plies. DISCHARGE LIKELY.
Second Jury tn Land Fraud Cases
Seems Likely to Disagree.
Portland, Aug. 4. Afrter 33 hours
of argument and ineffectual endeavor
to agree upon a verdict, the twelve
weary men on the Illiamson-Gesner-Hlggs
Jury went to what rest could be
gained in the crowded and stuffy jury
room last night at 11 o'clock. Seven
of the men, so it is rumored, hold that
the defendants have not been proved to
have committed the crime charge-1 in
the indictment and wish to return a
verdict in accordance with their belief.
Five men hold the opposite, that crime
has been proved by the evidence of the
government, and wish to return a ver
dict of sulity. One other story has it
that the jury is evenly divided, six
men wishing to convict and six to
acqlt. Whether or not either of these
stories is true, the fact remains that
there is a serious disagreement, and as
time has passed, the conviction has
growing around the Federal building
that there will be no verdict returned.
Tear Off American Coats.
Victoria, It. C, Aug. 4. Advices
from Canton state that, when a dele
gate of the Chinese boycott movement
against America was explaining to stu
dents in Canton schools the nature of
the agitation, he pointed out that many
students wore tunics made of American
cloth. These were at once torn from
the backs of the students. Various
vernacular Chinese papers have given
notice that no American business no
tices or any news regarding Americans
was to be published in their papers
after July 18.
Will Seek Out Fraud.
Chcago, Aug, 4. Threo large inur
once companies ot New York are to be
investigated by the Insurance commis
sions of Tennessee, Kentucky, Wiscon
sin and Minnesota, as a result of a
meeting of eight state insuianco com
missioners held here today. Another
result of the conference is to be the in
terstate investigation of all large insur
ance companies, so that alleged misap
plication of funds and mismanagement
may become a thing of tho past.
Only Fag Ends of Strike Remain,
Chicago, Aug. 4. Police have been
removed from tho wagons of many firms
that havo been strikebound for four
months. Correspondingly many union
drivers wero restored to their old places.
The Employers' association, following
tho determination of the Lumbermen's
association to reinstato union teamsters
in a body, has decided to lift tho ban
placed on all strikers a week ago.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
NEW MINING TOWN.
Uoroalls Falls Established at End of
Hrownsvllle Horoalls Falls Is the
name of a new mining town which Iiub
Just sprug into exlstetico on the Cala
poola side of tho Hluo river mining dis
trict, 40 miles southeast of llrownsvlllo.
The camp consists at present ot four
tollhouses and boasts a population of lit
souls, but this will bo added to soon by
tho addition of at lest ten more people.
The town Is located practically In the
heart of tho district, on the south bank
of the Calapoola river, near the falls of
the Calapoola, and is an ideal slto fur a
modern mining town. The situ is at
the end of the Calapoola river wagon
road, now building into tho district
from ltrowusvllle, from which joint
roads will branch off to the many
mines of the district. This rond is
now under construction by Linn coun
ty, and when finished will give accents
to the district by a direct route of con
siderably less distanru than any other.
Already the road is completed 28 miles
above ltrowusvllle, and the county is
lending every effort to complete It this
year. A small portion of tho road
passes through a section of Lane, coun
ty, and this will bo built by the citi
zens ot Linn county and mineowners.
Irrigation Congress Dolcgates.
Salem Tho following persons have
been appointed by Governor Chamber
lain to represent Oregon at the Nation
al Irrigation congress in Poitland, Aug
ust 21-24. W. P. Campbell, Cliemn
wa; T. G. Halley, J. H. Haley, A. I).
Stillmau, Walter M. Pierce, Pendleton;
W. R. King, A. N. Sollss, C. W. Mai
lett, Ontario; J. A. Woolery, lone;
Lee McCartney, H. A. McDanlcl, ltuker
City; K. J. Frailer, E. J. Young, Hen
ry Ankeny, Eugene; A. King Wilson,
K. C. Judson, M. A. Drake, Portland;
F. Holhrook, A. Dennett, Irrigon; S.
A. Lowell, S. A. Hartman, Pendleton;
F. S. Hramwcll. La Grande; J. R
Kstch, Echo; It. M. Veatch, Cottage
Grove; John W. Gates, HUlsboro.
Oregon Delegates to Congress.
Salem Governor Chamber lain has
appointed the following delegates to
the Trans-Mississippi congress at Port
land August 10-10: W. A. Munly, J.
M. Moon, H. M. llruuson, C. 11. Mens
dorffer, M. II. McMonles, Joseph Fried
enthal, Sol Harris, D. C. Ilurns, M. A.
Ravmond, Leo Petoson, F. A. Watts,
Daniel McAllen, William Foley. E. It.
Duffy, A. W. Cauthorn, and Tom Rich
ardson, Por'land; E. Hofer, George
Collins, A. M. Cannon and S. T. Rich
ardson, Salem; Ucrt Huffman, Pendle
ton; W. A. Nash, Dallas; E. J. Frai
ler, Eugene; F. A. Setifert, The Dalles;
h. J. Kaiser, Ashland.
For Bridge at Milwaukle.
Salem Governor Chamberlain has
appointed State Senator C. W. Notting
ham and Representative S. II. Ltnthi
cum and J. N. llramhall as commis
sioners to Investigate the project of
building a brldgeacrosn tho Willamette
river near what is known as the White
House, in the vicinity of Milwaukle.
The appointments wero made under the
autlwrlty of the house concurrent reso
lution 2, of the last legislative session.
The plan is to have a bridge built by
Multnomah and Clackamas counties.
The commissioners will serve without
ex.H'tiH) to the state, and will report to
the next legislature.
S. P. Puts Out Rangers,
Grants Pass To prevent the out
break of forest fires in it tlmW do
main, the Southern Pacific company
has put out a numler of rangers in ad
dition to those appointed by the gov
ernment. Hy reason of the unusual
dryness fires will spread easily in the
timber this year, anil extra precautions
are leltig taken. Violators of forest
reserve rules and earless hunturs and
campers who leave camp fires burning
will bo more severely dealt with this
summer, that the ravages of past sea
sons may not bo repeated.
Take Out $800 In Five Days.
Sumpter Another clean-up from the
Iielmont group, Greenhorn district, has
been placed on display here. It repre
sented in value (800 and resulted from
five days' operation of the small mill
on the property. The ore from which
the clean-up was made was taken from
the upper workings on tho rich ledge
opened up some tlmo ago ami which
has made such a wonderful output since
that time. A shaft is now being sunk
on this ore body, and tho output is ex
pected to be mticn larger w hen a depth
has been reached.
Chinook Running In Wallowa.
Astoria Fish Warden Van Dusen
has recieved a letter from A. I). Allen,
superintendent of tho new state hatch
ery on tho Wallowa river, stating that
the chlnook salmon aro now running
there and large numbers are already In
tho racks. Work on the construction
of the new hatchery is well under way,
and the plant will he ready for the tak
ing of eggs the latter part of the com
ing month. The plant will have a ca
pacity of 16,000,000.
Grading Active on Tillamook Road.
Hillsboro Superintendent L, R.
Fields and Resident Engineer Donald.
of the Southern Pacific lines In Oregon,
were neru a tew uaya ago conferring
with Engineer George L. Davis, of tho
Portland, Nehalem & Tillamook rail
way, relativo to the junction to ho
formed in this city between the two
roads. Active grading has already com
menced on the Tillamook road, and tho
nMilraiila trw 4ln wtAttn 4tmlirin ah.1
I ties have been signed.
UUYS TWO DITCHES.
Government Rapidly Clearing Way for
Washington The secretary of tho
Interior has authorised tho purchase of
tire Little Klamath Water Ditch com
pany's rights and property, known gen
erally an the Adams ditch, for uso in
connection with the Klamath Falls Ir
rigation project In Southern Oregon.
This ditch system Is to ho used as part
of the project and the agreement to sell
includes also certain color of righti to
laud now under water and which are to
be drained and used for Irrigation pur
poses. Tho secretary has also approved tho
purchttso of certain rights and property
of the Jesse I). Carr Land and Live
stock company from H. !,. Aklns. This
purchase Involves a large area of land
foi the Clear lake reservoir site, also
rights of way for ditches to bo con
Htiucted hy the United States over these
lands and certain color of right to lands
now under water which will ho drained
The former purchase Is to lx made
for 1100,000, less certain deductions
stipulated in tho agreement, and the
latter tor flU7,o00.
SLUMP IN CHITTAM BARK.
Product Goes from SO Cants Down
to 3 Cents a Pound.
Albany This Is an off year with the
chlttam bulk people. For tho hut two
years a great amount of money has
been put in circulation through tho
medium of this medicinal bark, hun
dreds of people spending their outing
in the woods peeling the hark. The
price of the commodity soared up past
the 20-cent mark, and those who were
fortunate enough to secure a valuable
belt ot chittam timber netted n neat
income. Little Imys who had never
earned a dollar in their life lined their
pockets last year and the year before at
the rate of from 111 to 7 er day.
As thu result of tho great increase in
price, many tons ot the cam-ant, or
chittam, bark were gathered and sack
ed, only to He in some warehouse un
sold. This overproduction caused n
slump in the market, and this year thu
Imrk is going for II to 8l4 cents per
Forest Fire In Clackamas.
Oregon City A forest tire, one-half
mile in width and already having cov
ered an area one mllu in length, Is rag
ing at the head of Canyon creek, In the
foothills east ot Wilhoit, this county,
and in tho vicinity ot James. Report
ot thu tiro was brought to this city hy
Dee Wright, ot Liberal. Thu lire
started presumably from a campllru, on
the Hungatu homestead, owned by Del
vie k Jones. Only underbrush and
second growth tltnlwr are lwing con
sumed, the Haines not having readied
any ot thu valuable heavy tlrntcr.
Mrs. Church To Be Matron.
Eugene The committee from the
board of regents of the University of
Oregon which had in hand the selec
tion of matron of the dormitory has at
last decided uimmi Mrs. S. C. Church,
of San Francisco. She has adopted,
ami will assume her duties early in
October. The present matron, Miss
Etliu Williams, will open th dormi
tory at the Ixtgiuuing of the school
year and conduct it until Mrs. Church's
Wheat New olub, 7376o
bushel; new blues turn, "HtfcHuo
bushel; new valley, 7flc.
Rarley Old feed, 21.60i?22porton;
new feed, 120(321: rolled, 2.12I.
Oats No. 1 white feed, 121)030 per
ton; gray, 120.
Hay Timothy, old, 11.1(31) per ton;
new, lll12.C0; clover, fHQU.
Fruits Apples, new, OUo(H$1.76 pur
box; apricots, OOe pur crate; ponchos,
76c 1 1 per crate; plums, 76e per
crate; blackberries, 6(lc periKiuud;
cherries, 60366o per Iwx; pours, 2.26
per box; prunes, H6cgI ; raspberries,
f 1.26 per crate; watermelons, IfiUvic
per pound; urahapplus, 60c pur box.
Vegetables ISuuiih, I4o per pound;
cabbage, 11 c per oumI; cauli
flower, 7W00e per dozen; celery, 76
86c per dozen; corn, 76c iter
bag; cucumbers, 1626c per box; let
tuce, head, 10c per dozen; parsley, 26c
per dozen; jHas, 2g6c per pound; to
matoes, 6076c per crate; squash, 6c
per pound; turnips, 1 1.2501.40 per
sack; carrots, 11.2601.60 per sack,
beets, $101.26 per sack.
Onions Red, fl.26 por hundred;
Potatoes Oregon now, 60c(gf 1.
Ilutter Fancy creamery, 21 j (325c.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 2222Jc per
. Poultry Average old hens, 12014;
mixed chickens, 1212J$o; old roost
ers, 1010c; young roosters, 113
12icj springs, 1 to 2 pounds, 16c;
1 to li pounds, 10c; turkeys, live,
1810c; geese, live, por pound,
007c; ducks, old, l.'ic; ducks, young,
Hops Choice, 1004, 1710o por
Wool Eastorn Oregon average best,
1021c; lower grades, down to 16o,
according to shrinkage; valley, 25027c
per pound; mohair, choice, 31c pur
licet Dressed bulls, 102c por pound;
Mutton Dressed, fancy, Co per
pound; ordinary, 45o.
Veal Dressed, f)7c porponud.
Pork Dressed, 07Hc per pound,
INCREASE OF FEVER DEATHS.
High Tomporaturo tho Cause More
Cases Outsldo Now Orleans.
New Orleans, Aug, 2. Today wit
nessed an Increase In thu number of
deaths from yellow fever, a fact that
was not unexpected, In view ot the
high temperatuto that has prevailed
tho past two days. There was, how
ever, tho usual largo preponderance of
Italian iminrs In tho list, both of new
cases and deaths, which linn character
lied thu rcMrtn since the time when
tho fever was first officially announced
as existing hero.
In spltu of the Increased mortality,
thu health -authorities exhibited no
concern over the situation, contending
that, with tho accumulation of cases,
there must be expected an lureraso In
fatalities to maintain tho average death
rate of thu (ever. It Is still possible to
trace all thu now cases that aro appear
ing to tho original foci.
Meantime the health authorities and
citizens are making arrangements to
give thu result of their observations of
the foci outside of the original district.
The scientists havu declared that the
female stognmylu can only receive the
K)lsou of a yellow fuver patient into
her system during thu first three days'
illness, and that site is unable to com
municate It until 10 or 12 dajs there
after. In from 17 to 20 days it will
become evident whether or not there Is
to be a spread from any of the outlying
foci, and the health authorities will by
the beginning ot next week Include In
their dally tables, beside thu appear-
aucu of new loci, thu disappearance ol
existing foci from which there has been
no secondary Infection.
TOO FEW OLD OFFICERS.
Commander Young's Dofansa In Ben
nington Explosion Crtio.
San Diego, Cat., Aug. 2. The naval
court of Inquiry which Is hearing evi
dence In the disaster to the gunlxutt
Heuiiliigton resumed Its session at 10.110
this morning behind closed doors. No
one hut wltncMc Is admitted to the
meetings, and no disclosure ot thu pro
ceedings will Ihi made until the 11 mil
report is formulated, and then, prnlt
ahly, only after submission to Wash
ington. It is understood that a wirtlon ot
this roHirt will deal with the alleged
shortage ot officers on thu lleiiniiigtou,
to which reference was made by Com
matidcr Young in a letter to Admiral
Goodrich somu days before the explo
sion, In which he said he had "only
four duty officers, young and Inexperi
enced, which Is likely to deotroy the
fine record wu have made for this ship,
and to keep up thu standard I must
have two more experienced officers."
Thu llcnulnglon Is again at anchor In
thu stream, and probably will remain
here until thu court of inquiry com
pletes its work, and pill then he tow til
north by the flagship.
Czar Again Shows a Desire to
War to a Finish.
Chicago, Aug. 2. According tn thu
St. Petersburg eorrti)tidnnt ot thu
Dally News, thu ponding peace confer
ence will fail ami war with Jurwii will
continue. He says
The anuoum-omenl that two nmre ill
vUiotis of Russian trooM aro going to
thu front next week Indicate the rstir's
determination, since his recent confer
ence with Kmperor William, to rarry
thu whi to the bitter end. The chief
of the mobilisation deiMtrtmeut esld to
day to your eorrwqxituiuiit:
"Thu peace danger Is over. Wltle's
trip to America will only serve to show
thu Russian people that Japanoro de
mands render pimcu imposslltlu."
Petitions In Russia are forbidden un
less they are officially inspired. This
fact gives special signillauu to today's
official publication of a petition from
Klmhorovsk, Siberia, asking that thu
czar "carry thu war to n successful end
and break thu foe's last, effort, giving
up not an Inch ol territory and paying
not a ruble of Indemnity." This pe
tition hears upon it In thu czar's hand
writing: "I entirely share those sentlmunts,"
Telegraph Operators Out.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 2 All the
telegraph operators of thu Great North
urn ami Northern Pacific systems were
ordered out last night ut 11 o'clock by
President Perham, of thu Order of Rail
wuy Telegraphers. According to the
Telegraphers' union between 1,000 and
2,000 men will bo affected. Mr. Pur
ham declares that by 12 o'clock today
06 per cont'of thu operators will bo out.
Thu railway officials maintain that
they will bo able to fill thu places and
that they will suffer nothing moru
than u temporary iucouvuiiloucu.
Laid Low by Windstorm.
Heaumont, Tex., Aug. 2. Word
reached heru this evening that one
white boy and two negro boj'H were
killed outright and 20 other persons
wero more or loss seriously Injured in a
heavy windstorm which struck Hess
may, La,, thin afternoon. Thu town is
situated in u forest of plno timber, thu
wind uprooting suvernl trees, which
fell on houses, killing and Injuring oc
cupants. Telegraph and telephone
communication is prostrated-.
Strict Quarantine In Arkansas,
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 2. Gover
nor Davis Issued an order directing
General Haynos, commamlor of the
state mllltla, to detail iih many men us
may bo necessary to establish a strict
state quarantine agaltiBt all points
whero yellow fever may exist.
BUILD NEW BRANCH
Southern Paclilc to litilld From
Drain to Marslitleld,
MAKES OFFICIAL ANNOUNCliMiiNT
Onn of Oregon's Richost Gountloa
Will Shortly Be In Connection
With Most of State.
Portland, Aug. !l. A survey Iih
been made by thu Southern Paclllu
company of a line Ironi Drain, 105
miles south of Portland, to Marshlleld,
on Coos Hay. A satlsfiu'loiy route him
been found and the Hue Is now being
definitely located. The announcement
was imido at the olllcceM of thu South
ern Pacific company yesterday that iw
soon as the Hue was definitely located
and right of way obtained thu work of
constructing this line would begin.
General Manager O'Urlen departed last
night for Southern Oregon.
This Is one ot thu most Important
undertakings in the Northwest for sev
eral years, as the now line means tho
opening up of a vast country between
the present line of the Southern Paeillo
and the ocean, thu resources of which
are enormous. The road will bu uImiiiI
Hi miles In Ipiigth, and will ehwcly
follow the waters of Elk creek and tho
UiiikUh river toward Gardiner, thence,
south along the const to Marshlleld. It
will have the distinction of being tho
Hint Hue to cross the Coast Itatigo
mountains in Oregon, s well us tho
first one to penetrate thu heart of ono
of thu greatest timber belts In tho
Aside from thu lumber Industry,
which has already rwiclwd vast pror
tlous, notwithstanding its only outlet
hy water, coal Is mined In large quan
tities Other products ate shipped,
such as apples ami potato, whlh
!lestock and fish form the bulk ot tho
present outward tonunge. Thu dairy
bust hum tributary to Coos Imy Is pro
INirtloiiMtely greater than any other on
the Pacific const. Canuml wtlrtm will
alito form a pnit of the " shipments to
eiilue out by mil, and thu Improved
transportation facilities will, ihi doubt,
encourage thu establishment of ttther
RESTS WITH JURY.
Attorneys Finish Their Argumantt ln
Land Fraud Cstn.
Protlaml, Aug. .1. Retribution camo
yesterday for A. H. Ibunott during lb
closing argument of United States Dl
trlct Attorney Heuey, and the attorney
from Thu Dalles vhiil tears under tho
Issh of the prosecutor's caustic tongue.
Thu Insinuation ami the suggentlonn
inaile on thu previous day by Mr. Den
nett In his closing argument (or thu de
fendants ill thu Willlnmsou-destici-lllggs
rase, In thu Federal court, wen
thrown iMck Into the face of thu sink
er with stunning and stinging force,
while for three hours tin- attorney for
thu defendant was lorn-d to sit ami
listen to his honor, his motives and IiIh
Intentions torn ami titl In a fiery
denunciation such as has never hefoitt
lentil heard In an Oregon court.
Follow Ing his argument, Mr. Heney
took up thw rtitntiii that Krmwl
Starr ami other wltmwcs ImwI Iwh
tuuiterl with, and showed that tliern
was reason to believe nmdi was tit
mi. He contended thai Williamson
was thu man who had planned the con
spiracy charged, and argued that whilw
It might Ihi natural fur a man after the
struifglo of a ollticu camaigu to go
liack to his old home ami nn-et Ids old
friends In thu moment of his success,
yut it was not natural for him to forget
the visit. Thu entire con me of the evi
dence was scanned and thu district at
torney closed his argument a short tlmt
before noon, when court was adjourned
uhtll 2 o'clock at which tliiiu Judgw
De Haven gave his charge to thu Jury
and submitted the case to it.
Will Replant the Forests.
Washington, Aug. 11. Thu Forest,
service is making examinations of a
number of Western fortwt reserve to
discover what proportion of their area
needs reforestation. After studies III
detail havu been completed and tho
feasibility ot planting has been assured,
plans will bu madu for reforestation of
large tracts now unproductive. Pre
liminary examinations for planting
plans are now being made In thu Gun
nison forest reserve, Colorado; Gila,
river reserve, New Mexico, and Halt
Ijiku reserve, Utah.
1 olograph War on Railroads.
St. Paul, Aug. II. With thu tele
graphers almost to a man remaining
loyal to their union chiefs and tho rail
way officials making every effort to
maintain traffic, tho telegraphers
strike on thu transcontinental systems
of thu Great Northern and Northern
Paoiflo roads has taken on tho aspect of
n war to tho finish, Hundreds ot men
have gone out on both lines, and an
Immeusu hindrance has boon caused in
thu moving ot trulns,
Is Out for Rata Roform.
Chicago, Aug. !!. President Htuyvu
snnt Fish, of tho Illinois Central rail
road, in discussing tho work ot tho
Interstate Commerco commission today,
said he was in favor of making that
body a court of recotd, capublu of en
forcing Its rules, or passing tho strong
est kind ot legislation tending to wipo
out every form of rebate that bears tho
earmarks of discrimination.