The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, June 22, 1906, Image 2

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Meat Inspection Dill Was
Their Suggestion,
Member of Commltteo Submitted Sub
stitute to Packers Changes Ac
cepted In Full.
Washington, Juno 16. President
Itooeevolt has yot to play his trump
card against the men in congress who
are endeavoring to render ineffective)
the Beveridge meat Inspection amend
mont to the agricultural bill. It bo
came known today that the house com
mittee substitute tor the Beveridge
Amendment was actually drawn by the
Chicago packers and was reported by
the committee exactly as requested by
the men whom the president proposes
to place under government inspection.
The houo commltteo last Saturday
morning reached an agreement to ro
port its substitute and immedlatly Rep
resentative Lorimer left for Chicago
with a copy of the committee bill, lie
spent hall a day Sunday in conference
with the leading packers of his home
city, submitting to them the substi
tute drawn by himself and Chairman
Wain worth and accepted by the major
ity of the honse committee. The pack
era went over this proposed legislation
very carefully, wrote in many changes
which they desired, and asked Mr. Lor
imer to do his best to have their ideas
carried out.
Mr. Lorimer hastened back to Wash
ington, submitted the packers' Ideas to
the committee, and the majority of the
committee actually adopted every sug
gestion that was made to Mr. Lorimer,
reporting a substitute for the Beveridge
amendment identical with that which
was endorsed by representatives of the
packers in Chicago on Sunday. These
facts are vouched for by two members
of the house committee, and they have
reported them to the president.
Such evidence as this is the strongest
kind of a club fjr the president, and
will do more than anything else to de
feat the committee proposition and
force the house to accept something
very similar to the original Beveridge
amendment; to do otnerwlse, the house
would have to acknowledge that it was
legislating at tbe direction of the beef
trust ana few congressmen care to go
Into tbe campaign this fall with any
such record to their credit.
Victims of Postal Fraud Orders Want
Cortelyou Curbed.
IS Washington, June 10.- Effort is be
Ingjcnade to curb tbe power exercised
by the Poatoffice department in issuing
fraud orders against mall. The house
committee on Judiciary has reported
favorably a measure granting appeal
from department fraud orders to the
courts, w lere the petitioner shall be
insured tbe right to a full Judicial
hearing on the facta and Judicial Judg
ment as to whether the postal laws and
regulations are being violated.
Department rulings on use of the
mails, especially on the point whether
fraud is being committed, have been
tbe subject of many sharp controversies.
The plenary powers of the executive
officials have been as frequently es
tablished. Accumulated disappoint
ment of those denied access to the
malls Is offered in explanation of tbe
present movement. Since the removal
of Tyner, there havo been no charges of
wilful abuse of tbe powers of the de
partment, but the purity of purpose
conceded to officials has not removed
tbe sting entirely for those who have
There is little prospect that the
mesaure will be passed by the bouse
this session, but assurance is had that
a serious effort will be made to put it
on the statute books before the close of
the Fifty-ninth congress.
Ready to Reduce Navy.
Rome, June 10. In the chamber of
-deputies today, Signor Brunialti Inter
rogated the government relative to the
proposal of the British government at
The Hague conference for reduction of
armament. Foreign Minister Tlttoni
replied that he was glad of the oppor
tunity to publicly express Italy's ad
hesion to the humanitarian proposal of
Great Britain, adding that Italy always
was ready to co-operato sincerely with
initiatives aiming at tbe simultaneous
reduction 'of armament to avert the
dangers and disasters of war.
Denied to the Women.
Helena, Mont., Juno 10. Holding
that upon constitutional grounds wo
men cannot hold notarial commissions
In this state, Governor Toole today re
voked all outstanding commissions held
by women, seven In all, and denied an
many applications.
California Dcclaros War on Dlshonost
Insuranco Companies.
Sun Francisco, Juno 16. -The olllclal
of California nre agreed, It is said, that
the Insurance companies which refuse
to meet their obligations and pay their
losses In full will not only bo driven
from the state, but ruined beforo the
world, If the widest publication of their
methods can accomplish that end. In
surance Commissioner 13. Marlon Wolf
Is backed by Attorney Oenoral Webb.
The attornoy general expressed himself
forcefully today regarding tno proposi
tion made by 00 companies at a meet
ing in Oakland Tuesday to pay only 76
per cent of adjusted losses.
"Under the law of California," ho
said, "tho stato Insurance commission
er can rtvoko tho license of any Insur
ance company for the state when there
Is causo. Certainly tho payment of
only 75 por cent of losses would bo
cause. And not only would It bo proof
of unsoundness and unfitness to do
business, but it will bo tho plainest
evidence of dishonesty. It would bo
cause for the commissioner to revoke
the state license of any company stand
ing for such a proposition, and I know
that Mr. Wolf, whoso heart Is in the
situation, will Uke such action toward
companies that enter such an agree
ment. "This is tho limit of his power of
punishment under the Calflornla law,
but he can go much further. The in
surance commissioners of all tho states
stand together. Through them, Com
missioner Wolf can advertise to all the
world the dishonesty of the companies
that refuse to meet their obligations.
I am certain that he will use that pow
er against those that give him cause."
There was no chango today in the
alignment of insurance companies on
the proposition to mako a general 25
per cent cut, but the companies that
voted for full payment still hope to
win over many of thoeo that took the
stand for a percentage settlement.
Aged Prophet Lay Down to Die Once,
Out Could Not.
Chicago, June 16. John Alexander
Dowie, on tbe witness stand in Judgo
Londis court today, tremblingly beggod
for death to relieve him of his sorrows
and his defeats, lie declared also that
should be die he would come back to
earth again as Elijah tho Restorer.
Dowie, in the course of his testi
mony, gave the following rules to guide
a man who is about to die: "Do
things in order even when you go to
die. Don't make a splash and meea of
it. Go to your death couch and await
triih Atirl In llYi "
Tbe occasion for the discussion
death camo when Dowie, fighting
tho ownership of Zlon City and
claiming possession, which Is now
in tho bands of Wilbur U. Vollva, was
telling of his first serious Illness as
part of the testimony on his present
competency to rule the city which he
built. iAwie made tbe amazing asser
tion that after bo was first stricken he
lay down to die, but awoke two hours
later, alive.
"I was never so disgusted 89 when I
awoke two hours later alive," he said,
"and I am still alive and disgusted."
Bomb Flung at Christian Parade In
Russia Provokes Riot.
Blalystok, Russia, June 15. A Jew
ish anarchist threw a bomb among the
Corpns Christ! procession, which was
in progress hero today, and killed or
wonnded hnnd-eds of persons. In con
sequence the Christians attacked and
massacred the Jews and demolished
their shops.
The bomb was thrown from the bal
cony of a house in Alexandrov street
A Russian clergyman named Federoff
was among those killed.
Immediately a'ter the explosion Jews
began to fire from the windows of tho
house. Soldiers surrounded it and fired
two volleys. Meanwhile the enraged
Christians attacked the Jewish stores
in Alexandrov and Hurax streets, demol
ishing1 the fixtures and windows, throw
ing the goods into the gutters, and
beating and murdering tiie Jews. Many
Jews fled to the railroad station, pur
sued by the mob, which killed several
Hold-Up Must Stop.
Washington, Juno 16. Judge James
Wlckeraham, of Alaska, will be con
firmed by the senate before adjornment.
Notice was served on Senators Kelson
and McCumber today by the steering
committee that the senate will not per
mit them to continue their hold-up of
this nomination which it is apparent to
practically the entire senate that Wlck
eraham has been unjustly accused and
that the fight against him is not being
made in good faitb. It is unusual for
the senate to tako such drastic meas
ures with its own members.
Major Scott To Bo Superintendent,
Waehiugton, Juno 16. Major Hugh
L. Bcott, Fourteenth cavalry, now in
the Philippines, has been selected by
Secretary Taft to succeed Brigadier
General A. L. Mills, as superintendent
of the military academy, who is to be
given charge of an army department,
probably in the Philippines.
Pinchot Says They Must Pay for All
Range In Resorves.
Washington Glfford Pinchot, chlof
of tho Forestry service, has overruled
tho protest of tho Umatilla County
Woolgrowora' association In tho matter
of charging a erasing feo for tho Bltto
mountain forest reserve tango this sea
son. Tho woolgrowcrs also protested
that they wero not assigned Individual
ranges. Tho department explained
that It was not customary to assign
particular tracts to Individual stockmon
when reserves were first created, and it
Is not yet determined what plan will bo
followed In tho liluo mountains.'
Tho association also called attentton
to recent decisions by the California
and Washington conrto to the effect
that tho secretary of agrlculturo Is
without authority to lmposo a tax for
tho uso of forest reserve range, and
without authority arbitrarily to regu
lato its uso. The forest ofllclals inter
nret these decisions to hold that the
secretary of agrlculturo bad not been
empowered to enforce any penal code,
but did have the right to keep tho ro
sorves clear ol stock or lease them on
such reasonable conditions as he should
prescribe. No appeal has been prose
cuted to a final hearing In either case
but the ofllclals believe their right In
the sphere Indicated is beyond all pos
slble question, and say that court deci
sions will have no Influence upon the
rules adopted for control of reserves.
Bands Want To Go To Salem.
Salem Almost every organized band
In the state has applied to the Salem
Fourth of July commltteo for an en
gagement. When the committee began
making arrangements to celebrate tho
Fourth it was rnnounced that a largo
number of bands, probably 20, would
be employed If possiblo for tbe occa
blon. The responses came thick and
fast. Several days ago tho committee
had engaged all the bands that could
be paid from tho fund available. If
thero were a few thousand more dollars
in tho treasury tho committee would be
willing to work ovortlme engaging
bands. As it la the commltteo is satis
fied .hat there will be more brass band
music in Salem on the Fourth of July
than was ever heard at one placo in
Oregon before.
State Fair To Bo the Greatest.
Salem Now that the election la over
President Downing of the state fair
board, who is also chairman of tho
Democratic county committee, expects
to devote his entiro timo and attention
to perfecting arrangements for the stato
fair, which opens in September. Mr.
Downing says that the fair this year
will bo the groatest ever held on the
state fair grounds. The attractions will
bo better and more numerous and the
exhibits in every department will ex
col all other showings. He says tho
people In eveif county are taking an
interest this year, which is dne, he
thinks, to the interest awakened by
the Lewis and Clark fair.
Fleeces In Prime Condition.
Baker City Shearing of sheep In
Baker county has begn by electric
machinery at tho plant of Lp Bros.,
near here, who will first shear their
own sheep and then those of Ayro and
other large owuera in tho county.
Shearing was delayed by the long con
tinued wet weather, but it Is said that
on account of the molsturo tho quality
of tho Baker wool will this year far
exceed that of previous years, as It is
clean from duet and of fine texture.
It is expectod the tonnago will bo largo
and that most of it will go into storage.
Many Seeking Timber Land.
Baker City Many people are com
ing into the Eastern Oregon timber halt
in search of tlmbor. Locators from
Chicago, Milwaukee, Western Wash
ington and Idaho wero included In two
parties which have passed through Ba
ker City on their way Into the John
Day country. Ono of these parties,
with II. J. Bundy, started for the Bu
sanvllle district; the other party, 15
people In all, 14 women and ono boy,
which was under tho direction of G.
W. Bhaw, started for Burns.
Fruit Injured In Valley,
Salem The continned damp weath
er which has prevailed for the past
three weeks In the Willamette valley
has been very injurious to tho fruit
crop, Strawberries in eomo localities
have been almost ruined. Cherries,
too, havo boon injured for want of dry
weather and sunshine. Growing grain
has had all the rain necessary for this
La Grande Offers Free Site.
La Grando The La Grande Com
mercial club 1b attempting to raise $8,
000 for the purchase of a site to be
offered to the Palmea Lumber company
as an Inducement for the locatloa'of its
new mill here. About $0,000 has been
subscribed, A eito of 73 acres on the
river northwest of town has been secured
by option, i
Did Not Know Nature of Rock Along
Rout of Colllo Canal.
Portland Tho government canal nt
Colllo will coat $ 10,000,000, Instead of
$4,000,000, according to I. 11. TafTe,
who has been operating fish wheels
near thero (or 'JO years,
"Tho contractors, Smith A Jones,
who aro digging tho first half mllo at
tho Colllo end, will loso $100,000 on
tho Job," he said. "They took It at
too low a figure, evidently not knowing
tho naturo of tho rock they havo to
blast out. Their bid waa L2i,000.
They havo about 100 men at work pre
paring a foundation for tho rock work
on the upper end of tho canal."
Mr. Taffo says thoro Is nothing in the
flshwheol business this season because
"thoeo follows on tho lower river won't
lot a single salmon got past thrin." He
gats a good price, 7 cents a pound, for
all he trans, his market being In the
East. His cold storago works aro,
however, devoid of salmon this season,
and he does not anticipate any great
improvement in the run.
Calapoola Company Is Sued.
Albany Claiming tho Calapoola
Lumber company, of Grawfordavllle,
has cut and logged moro than 750,000
feet of timber off land belonging to
him, Aimer O. Wllhee has filed anlt
for $4,600 damages In tho State Circuit
court for Linn county, through Attor
ney W. Lair Thompson. The timber
alleged to have been cut by tho defend
ant company la valued at $1,600, and
tho Oregon atatutea provide that whete
timber Is cut unlawfully the owner
may recover three times Its value.
Wlthee Is an Eastern capitalist who has
largo timber holdings In Llnn county,
and is represented in tho Weat by
Thompson A Hardy, of Kngono.
Water Soon to Flow.
Baker City Wator will How through
the 12-mlle ditch of tho lUkor Irrlga
tlon company within tho next few days.
This statement waa mado by J. A.
Smith, head of the company. The
wnter will bo sent down In a small vol
ume, at first being used for sluicing In
the banks of the big reservoir which la
to bo built this innroor. Mho reservoir
ia'to 'cover 240 acres and have a capa
city of 6,000-acro feet. Tho ditch will
be used fo- carrying water for storage
in the reservoir for the first time next
Road Machinery Arrives.
Salem Two carloads of machinery
for the government experimental road
construction havo arrived in this city.
There la one more car on tho road.
When It arrives the work will bo start
ed In earnest. The engineer In charge
of the work, Mr. Loder, expects to bo
employed in tho construction of this
sample road at least two months.
Successor to Dr. Lane.
Salem Governor ChamtHsrlaln ap
pointed Dr. W II. Morse, of Salem, a
member of the state board of health, In
place of Dr. Harry Lane, resigned, and
II. G. Myer, of Halem, a member of tho
barber commission.
Wheat Club, 72073c; bluestem,
74076c; red, 70071c; valley, 72c.
Oats No. 1 whito feed, $31.60;
gray, $31.60 per ton.
Barley Feed, $24.50 per ton; brew
ing, nominal; rolled, $25020.
Hay Valley timothy, No, 1. $120
13 por ton; clover, $7.60(38; cheat,
$007; grain hay, $708; alfalfa, $13.
Fruits Apples, $2,6003.50 per box;
apricots, $1.7602.00 crate; cherries,
76c$l per box; strawberries, (1(M
He per pound; gooseberries, 600c per
Vegetables Beans, 306c ; cabbage,
$131.25 por 100; green corn, 47c
dox.j onions, 8010a per dozen; peas,
6c; radishes, 10c per dozen; rhubarb
3c per pound; spinach, 00c per box;
parsley, 25c; squash, $1 per crate;
turnips, $101.26 por sack; carrots, 06
076c per sack; beets, 85c0$l per rack.
Onions New, i02o per pound.
Potatoes - Fancy graded Bnrbanks,
60000c per hundred; ordinary, nomi
nal; new California, 2o per pound,
Buttor Fancy creamery, 17KQ20c
per pound,
Egga Oregon ranch, 2O021o por
Poultry Average old hens, 12013c
per pound; mixed chickens, 12Q12jc;
broilers, 16010a; roosters. 10c; dress
ed chickens, 13014c; turkoys. live.
16018c; turkeys, dressed, cholco, 200
22c; geese, live, 0010a; geese, dressed,
old, 10c; young, 12c; ducks, old, 110
12c; young, 12013c.
Hops Oregon, 1006, 100120.
Wool Eastern Oregon avorago best,
18023c; valley, coarso, 22j023o;
fine, 2425oj mohair, choice, 28030a
por pound.
Veal Dressed, 407n por pound.
Beef Dressed bulls, So per pound;
cows, 4!46c; country steorr, C0Oc.
Mutton Dressed fancy, 70 8o pound;
oruinary, ofijucj jamue, wilii pelt on
Pork Dreesed, 70Doj
Strong Insuranco Company Withdraws
From Cnllforola,
H in Francisco, Juno 111. Tho (lor
mania Insuranco company, of New
York, will wrlto no moro litsmanco In
tlila state, will close all Ita olllces and
abandon California na an Insuranco
field. Toleginphlo Instructions havo
boon received from llio linutn olllco to
that effect and will bo followed.
Two reasons aro given for thla action.
One, goiittral In its scope, la that of an
ultra-consorvatlvo company not caring
to risk any moro of Its capital In Cali
fornia losses. Tho other la moro spe
cific, and saya tho daclatou of tho com
pany waa inlluenced by tho legislature
nd Insuranco Commhaloner Wolf.
Tho action of tho (lormanla company
la tho talk ol lniurauco circles. When
It was riHrtod that tho Kaglo and some
oi tho other smaller companies would
quit California, thoro waa little com
mentIt was expected hut when a
company llko tho Germaula declared
Itself In tho same manner tho entire
commeiclal community of tho city waa
Tho (lonr.anla is one of tho strong
companies doing business In California,
having assets of $7,000,000, and Is pay
ing Its losses aa rapidly aa they aro ad
justed. Among Insuranco men the
(lormanla la noted for Ita conservatism.
It waa thought probable that tho com
pany had been frightened out of tho
state by Ita recent losses, This waa not
(ullr admitted at tho otilces of the
company, though It waa conceded that
the character of tho loss and tho man
ner In which It waa Incurred may havo
lud Ita effect on the directorate.
There la every likelihood that a num
ber ol companies will follow tho exam
ple of t'io Qormanla. Hmalter com
panies aeo In it a precedent under
which they may claim a reasonable ex
cuse for quitting the atate, and on the
other I a id It may bo the ploneorjmove
mont in what may develop Into con
certed action to secure the repeal of tho
act at tho next session.
Lots at Havre Placed at $200,000
Rain Accompanied Wind.
Havre, Mnnt., Juno 13. Havre and
Foil Aaslnlbolno wero atruck by a hur
ricane this afternoon that did damage
estimated at $200,000. llulldliiga wero
toppled over without warning when the
cvclono atinck and not a structure In
tho path of the terrific wind escaped
damago. Several persona woro Injured,
but np to a lato hour thla evening no
fatalities wero reported.
The fierce wind carried rain with It,
which fact precluded tho possibility of
damage by tire, Men and women were
awept from their feet by tho hurricane
and for aeveral minutes it waa courting
Injury to vanturo outaldo. Later the
wind aubelded somewhat and the work
of rescue commenced.
A report tonight states that both of
tho reneivolr at Fort Aaslnlbolrio have
burst and that tho quarters of tho sold
lera are being Hooded. Four troops of
the Second cavalry and four companies
of tho Second Infantry are stationed
Graft on Colvllle Indians Patted by
tho House,
Washington, June 13. Choosing an
opportune moment yesterday, when
nobody waa looking, Chairman Sher
man, of tho house Indian committee,
called up and secured tho approval of
the conference report on tho Indian
bill, which omliodlea tho Colvllle In
dian graft. It had beon tho intention
of Representative Fltzxgerald, of Now
York, to mako a fight on this feature
of tho report, but ho was not present at
the timo,
Referenco to tho text of the bill dis
closes the fart that It la specifically
atated that $160,000 cash appropria
tion, tho first payment of $1,600,000 to
tho Colvilles for tho north half of their
reservation, la made "for tho uso and
benefit of tho Indiana," and yet Senator
.McLiumuer, in defending the lawyera'
graft, stated In the senate that it was
understood In committee that thla first
appropriation would go to tho lawyers,
tho Indiana not to receive any pa-t
of it.
It Is now up to the president to ulth
or permit this graft to go through or
veto tho ontlra Indian appropriation
Economy tho Cry InJChlna.
Pokln, Juno 13. Chirm la In ilnnn.
clnl straits. Tho expenses of tho gov.
ornment aro multiplying without In
creased revenues. Tho pay of tho huh
army is considerably in arrears, and a
great percentage of desertions Is reunit
ing. Tho dowager empress has Issued
rf long edict, Impressing on all ofllclals
the necessity for economy, Tho edict
Is addre mod to tho people, and attempts
to justify tho course of tho government
It says that no ono appreciates so much
la tho throne tho Bufferings of tho poo
plo from tho taxation necessary,
Trembler Cracks Dulldlngi,
Nngales, Ariz., Juno 13. An earth-
luako occurred at Guaymas, Mex yes-
erday about noon, Boveral buildings
vere cracked, but nobody was Injured,
Czar Can No Loiiyer Trust Sold
iers to Resist Revolution,
Governor of Poltaya Clamors for
Froth Troops Since Mutiny
Court Party Exposed.
81. l'ctoraburg, Juno 14, OiiiIiwih
of tho government' ability to enptt
with prospective agrarian disorder In
tho uows from Poltava, ono of tho rich
eat and most populous farming pro
v luces of Russia, that tho governor In
In dally receipt of requests for troopN
fur the protection of estotr from tho
peasants, who havo not tho slightest
fear of tho niral Atlanta,
The governor la tiuahlo In comply
with these requests, becaiiso tho local
troop, ono regiment of which muti
nied Hunday, aro ao Infected by the ro
volutlonary propaganda that detach
ment sent to tho village Immediately
fralernlio with tho peasant. Tho gov
ernor tlieiefore ln-g tho Ht. Petersburg
authorities to aetid him firsh troop,
Two dally newspaper oigana of t!n
Revolutionary Hoclallata, tho Naioduy
Yeatnlk (People's Messenger) and tht
levealla (Peasant Now) woro euppreta
ihI today. Tho final number of thn
Narodny Yeatnlk give statistic of
General Trepoft'a rractlonaty party lu
tho council of tho empire, which it
aaya la composed of three prince, four
count, three baron, 21 ex-governor
general, governors and other high olll
clal, and ono metroHlltan, who, to
gether draw from tho government nver
$600,000 in salaries, llraldra thla, all
these reactionaries own Immense es
tate, that of M. Polotsefl being 1,600,
000 aciea.
An industrial tern post seem to bo on
tlu point of breaking at Moscow,
whence It may again spread over thn
empire. A final conference Imtwreii
the employer and printer, whosn
trlko produced tho general strike of
last October, la Mug held tonight. If
It ahotild ho fruitless, tho result will bn.
a lockout of tho printers and probably
a sympathetic factory strike.
Independents tn Ohio Atk for Special
Legislative 8osilon.
Cleveland, Juno 14. Tho Leader to
day aaya:
An extra session of tho Ohio legisla
ture la atkod by tho Independent oil
men of tho alato, A format request fur
tho Issuance of a special call la lxdngr
prepared for Governor Patllvou, while,
letter bearing upon thla subject aro to
bo sent from Cleveland to every mem
ber of the legislature.
Hhoiild the apeclal session ba called,
thn Independent oil men will urge the
amendment of tvo lawa which they
deem necessary to Insure them fair play
h against thn Htandard Oil company.
The first la the antl dlscrlmnatlon law
now lu operation in Kanaaa and Iowa.
Tho second la thn maximum freight,
law, which haa enabled tho Independ
ent operators In Kansas to obtain equal
rights irom the railroads, thus idaclmr
them on tho samo competitive basis aa
tho vast combine.
Amendment to Sundry Civil DM)
Coma In House.
Washington, Juno 14, An unexpect
ed snag was struck today In tho move
ment for an early adjournment, and ll
Is possiblo that tho typo of tho Panama
canal must bo settled before congress
closes Ita Missions. Hecrutary Taft was
In conferenco wlt'.i Hpcakor Cannon and
Chairman Hepburn, of tho commltteo
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which handles tho canal legislation,
and thorn la a disposition to settle tho
tyjxj of canal before tho adjournment
of congress,
Steamer Empire Is 8old.
City of MexicoJuno 14, Tho steam
or Umpire, now at Corlnto, Nicaragua,,
ami said to be assisting the Guatemalan
rebels, bus been sold to tho Nlcaragiiait
government, according to a dispatch re
ceived hero from Balvudor, and cannot
now ho soiled. Tapiiclmla advices)
report that Ayutla, Giiatomala, has not
been retaken by Guatemala regulars.
Ocos la said to bo still In tho possession
of tho revolutionists. Tho loaders of
tho Guatemalan revolution scout tho
diverse reports sent out from G uatcinalo.
Gooso Lako Land Withdrawn.
Washington, Juno 11. Tho sooro
tary of iho interior today withdraw
from disposition under tho public land
laws a strip of, land extending around
(loose lako, in Northern California, itnd
Houthwcstorn Oregon, for use in con
nection with tho Pitt rlvor Irrigation
project. Thn area covers approximate
ly 40,000 acres. "