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list) t Wfeililale Isises ti
BUY HEAVIER THAN LAST YEAI
Country Fast Recovering From
nanclal Depression f-actories
Chlcago, Feb. 13. That the na
tion nealu Is on tho high road to
prosperity was shown today by re
port! from nil sections ot tbo coun
try, on every nanu u is agreea ma.
tho depression following tho finan
cial flurry ot last fall Is a thins of
tho past, and that tho outlook Is for
n steadily Increasing volume ot bus
iness until normal conditions havo
been reached. In somo branches ot
trade prosperity In a full measure
has been recorded, and other lines
snow an Improvement that promises
some satisfactory records at the closo
ot the year.
Following tho end ot the stringency
In money comes an Improvement In
collections and a corresponding facil
ity ot barter and sale. It also has
been demonstrated completely that
the general public escaped the effects
of tho flurry. Tho peoplo havo cash
with which to supply their needs,
and their needs are Just as great as
With more factories resuming op
erations every day. tho number of
the unemployed Is decreasing, and it
is believed that beforo long the Idle
mill will bo the exception.
' Chicago wholesalers report that
the country merchants are coming In
with their spring orders In greater
numbers than a year ago. In almost
every case they say that their stocks
are low and must bo replenished Im
mediately to care for tho demands ot
The steel business, recognized as
the barometer ot trade In general,
has shown marked Improvement
within the last few weeks. Such ar
ticles as wire and nails, which get
to the general public quicker than
the other products, aro in great de
mand, and the railroads are coming
into the market tor large quantities
The outlook Is for bigger business,
both in quality and In quantity, than
last year," said Walter D. Moody,
business manager of the Chicago As
sociation of Commerce. "I have
bsen around tho wholesale district a
good deal lately, and I find It Is op
timistic over the outlook for the
spring business. I have had direct
reports from many of tbo largo
houses, and they all read tho same.
"There are many merchants in
town, and they aro coming by every
train. They are flocking to tho
wholesale houses, and In practically
every case they are buying freely.
JAPS AT TARGET PRACTICE
Have Small Cannon Mounted Along
Santa Monica, Cal., Feb. 13. On
an unfrequented bluff, which marks
the northern limit ot Santa Monica
bay, a party of seven Japanese, with
a small cannon In their possession,
have been for several days past en
gaged In experiments that havo
aroused tho suspicions of tbo settlers
in the homestead district, and tho
news of their operations, reaching
here tonight, has created somo llttlo
excitement, particularly as It is
known that the portion of the Am
erican battleship fleet will remain!
several days In tho waters enclosed!
py roini uuma, wnere tne pariy or
Japanese made Its headquarters.
Their evident anxiety to escapo ob
servation, he said, drew upon them
the careful observation of several of
the settlers, who found them on ono
occasion In possession ot a7 small
pivot gun, which, mounted on a cliff
186 feet above tho water, was being
fired, first In one direction and then
Tbo Japanese, unaware that tbey
were being watched, seemed inter
ested in determining tho ranga of
tho little piece ot artillery, which
threw missiles over a mllo from the
Bhore. The gun was operated with
Free to Work for Strike.
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 13. Judgo Mc
Lutnoro 'has dissolved tho Injunction
obtained In his court sometime ago
by the Luckonbach To wlug Company, 'and naval gymnasiums ot Germany,
of Brooklyn,. N. Y by which tho at tho express command of tho Em
Norfolk Marino Engineers Union, Its) por or. fs Majesty has directed nil
officers nnd members, were restrain-1 officers to acquire a thorough ne
ed from Interfering with the em- nuaintanco with tho rules of Jlu
ployes on the Luckonbach tugs In an
effort to bring on aa engineers'
strike. Judgo McLomoro ruled that
no injunction could He until tho evi
dence against plaintiffs, or their
property, waa attempted by tho de
fendant. Portugal Growing Quiet.
London, Feb. 13. Tho Times this
morning publishes a long Lisbon dls
natch rolatlvo to recent events Jn
Dirhirni it nvn that tho situation
is Improving dally and that tho gov-J
eminent adheres to lU policy of con-!
dilating public opinion, but that It
would be a mistake to consider all
danger over. j
COURT SHIELDED GRIME.
Remarkable Petition for Re-Hearing
Filed In Schmltz Case
San Kninclsco, Feb. 14. In what
la probably one ot tho most remark
ablo papers ever addressed la n Cal
ifornia court tho prosecution In tho
San Francisco bribery-graft cases to
day filed with tho Supremo Court a
petition for n re-hearlug of tho de
clsUu ot tho Court ot Appeals In
whlcL ox-Mayor Eugene Schmlts and
tho former political boss, Abraham
ltuef, wcro virtually held to bo guilt
less of extortion, tho conviction ot
tho former reversed and tho plea ot
guilty by Uuet practically nullified.
Tho petition oponly crltlclics tuu
Court of Appeals tor Its decision and
charges that tho court by Its net had
virtually legalized blackmail In tho
The appeal Is signed by Attorney
General U. S. Webb, Francis J.
Honor, William II. Lnngdon. Charles
W. Cobb and Joseph Dwycr. Tho pe
Wo ask for n rehearing because
the decision, with tho greatest re
spect to tho court that rendered It
and to this court Is:
1. Fallacious In Its logic
3. Dovold of reason to support It.
3. Unsupported by tho authorities
4. Diametrically opposed to hign
authorities, which wo cited In our
briefs but which aro unnoticed by
MAKE SECRET TREATIES.
Germany Destroys Hope of Reform
and Gets Concessions.
London, Feb. 14. Tho Foreign
OOlce has been advised by Sir N. R.
O'Connor, tho British ambassador at
Constantinople, that Duron Marschall
von Dlcbcrsteln, tho German diplo
matic representative, announced tt
tho last meeting of tho ambassadors
to Turkey that Germany has decided.
Instead ot signing tho Joint noto to
the Porto demanding Judicial re
forms In Macedonia, to agree to the
Turkish proposal that the Macedon
ian foreign gendarmerie be placed
under the control of Turkey.
No confirmation has been received
by tho Foreign Oince. however, of
thVroUTthat Germany. Au.trla-be.
Hungary and Turkey havo entered
upon secret treaties, but tho ludo
nendent action ot Germany In the
matter ot tbo reforms In Macedonia
has caused disquietude, as It upsets
the work accomplished during the
past year and makes the future un
certain. In tho meantime tho powers nro
continuing the consideration ot tho
recommendations of their ambassa
dors. It Is not expected, however,
that tho Porte will accept theso
recommendations, In view of Ger
many's support of tho counter-proposals,
and it Is believed that tbo
entire question will have to be re
Battleship Fleet Being Escorted
Washington. Feb. 14. Tho Navy
Department has received the follow
ing message from Admiral Simpson,
of tho Chilean navy, pn board tho
cruiser Cbacnbuco, which piloted
Admiral Evans fleet partially
through tho Straits ot Magellan:
"Tnlcahuano, Chile. Feb. 12, 1908.
Admiral Evans requests mo to In
form tho Department from tho fleet
at sea Tuesday 4 p. in., bound for
Callao. via Valparaiso
going on we'll. Admiral Evans
hotter In health.'"
Mr. Hicks, tho American minister
to Chile, today cabled tho stnto do
tnmtmnnt thnt Ihn flillnnn rriilanp
Chacabuco, presumably now at Val-
paralso, would sail soutn toaay ror
the purposo of joining tne batiiesnip
fleet again with two Chilean war-
ships, one of which is the Esmcr-
alda. , I
n.... . i. .. .-i. ...nt ...n...k iv,
inu tiirvu yi:ovib win .uiiu imo ,
fleet to Valparaiso, whero President
Montt will review It from u war ves
sel and at the same tlmo salutes will
be exchanged between tho vessels of
the two navies.
Tho Chacabuco convoyed tho bat
tleships from I'untn Arenn to a point
nearly opposite Porto Montt, when
she left them and proceeded north.
Jlu Jltsu In Germsny.
Ilerlln, Feb. 14. The Japanese
method ot wrestling, Jlu Jltsu, Is to
bo Introduced Into all tho military
tjltsu. Tho officers, upon obtaining
their certificate!! or efficiency in this
now method, will bo detailed to tho
various local gymnasiums turougn
out tho empire whero they will Im
part n knowledge of the mothods to
the recruits as soon aa they Join.
Companies Incresse Forces.
St. Louis, Feb, 14. Tho nepubllc
Iron & Steel Company In East Bt.
Louis put 900 men to work yester-
day and today
made by the Notional Enameling &
Stamping Company thut 400 oxtra
men will bo given employment In
tho tin mills of the company nt
Granite City next Monday.
IfiEGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
FORBIDS GLAD HAND.
Corrupt Practices Act May Be Found
Salem Thnt tho corrupt-practices
bm to bo submitted to n vote ot tho
peoplo under tho Initiative and rot-
orcudum. Is In direct conflict with
mm si-cuuu ui wiu vuiiniiiimuu uivu
-..,.,.,.... f,.,.in. ni .luvoh i. h-.
Mloved by many who hnvo rend the
measure. Tho bill makes it n critno ago n prominent speaker mtttin mo
for any person to nsk, solicit or In nMert0n that lit order to do font a
any manner try to Induce or per- referendum measure ona must vote
suado n voter on election day to vote "Yes." This was an error. Ilnllots
for or against any candidate or tuoaa- nro , bo lnnrKCd In exactly tho sumo
uro. This would bar the use of any manner ns to both Inltlntlvo nnd rot
kind of argument on election day and erendum measures. Those who wish
there Is doubt whether It would bo um enacted or n proposed const!
constitutional. tutlonnl amendment adopted should
Under this section of tho law It Is ,unrk ,hclr ballots before tho word
probable that newspapers published -Yes." Thoso who aro upposod to It
on tho morning of election day would hould vote ".No." Whether sub
bo prohibited from printing anything milled under tho referendum or pro
calculated to Influence voter In de- ,MCll ur initiative, tho measures np
termlnlng how to mark their ballots. ,,nr upon tho ballot In exactly tho
Tho words "In any manner try to ,nmo forOTi A utll that has beon
Induco or persuade" would cover a passed by tho legislature nnd has
multltudo of nets. Candidates who ,Mn referred to tho people stands In
went to tho polls and extended tho (l0 ,,,, position ns n measure that
glad hand to voters would unquca- ,ng ucn proposed by Inltlntlvo.
iionnuiy coino wiimn iuo icnns ui
tho act, for It Is common knowledge
that a warm handshnko Is one ot tho
most potent means ot getting votes.
LARGE RETURNS FROM COWS
Tillamook Dalrymon Make Over SI0O
a Year per Cow.
Tillamook Another co-operative
cheese factory to mako Its annual
report Is that ot tho Ilcd Clover
flattering to tho dairymen who take
their milk to this cheeso factory,
Following aro somo of the Interest-
Ing figures In tho report: Amount of
milk received for tho year, 1.739,04s
pounds: amount of butter fat con-
talned in milk, 68,677.7 pounds;
avorago test, .03943 per cent;
amount of cheeso manufactured,
195,009 pounds; returns received,
$27,692.06; avcrago price received
H 1-S cents per pound f. o. b. Tllla
mook; nverago yield, 11.21 pounds
-100 pound, of milk.
Tho nrlco oald tho patrons for
butter fat kept nt a high price dur- dlan .raoon stones, opals, rubltnted
Ing the wholo year, aa tho following qunrtz. Thompsonlto, serpentlno,
figures will show: January. 30.6 oolitic, sandstone, snturlltc, phallus
cents; February, 28.27 cents; March, and mltlorltls, composed of Iron nnd
36 cents; April, 37.56 cents; May, sulphur. On this same plain-appear-
34.37 conta; June, 34.96 cents; July, Ing gravel bar Mr. Crawford has
34.08 cents; August, 36.7S cents; found In his searches In the past
September, 36.16 conts; October, 36 year a fossil shark's tooth, primitive
cents; November, 36.6 cents; Decern- axes, pastels nnd mortars and pnleo-
ber, 33.33 cents. llths. .
As the numerous cheese factories o.i,, u.irh.rv
of Tillamook county nro making Salman Hatchery,
their annual roturns, tho dairymen Astoria Master Hsh Warden nn
aro now In n position to know tho Dusoti received from tho O. It. N.
results of their year's work, who nro Co. n leaso to tho property on Tan
comparing figures with previous ner creek, near Ilonnevllle, which
years, and ns n result of this n large tho state fisheries department de
number of dairymen have mndo over sires as u silo for the establishment
$100 per cow for last year, nnd con- of a largo central salmon hatchery,
slderlng that thoy rnlso all their own and of n systum of retaining ponds,
feed on their farms ,nnd do not have where the small fry can bo fed nnd
to buy mill feed, tho profit In dairy- kept until largo unouglt to protect
Ing last year was exceedingly large, themselves against tholr numerous
they receiving their pay every natural enemies beforo being turned
month. A an Illustration of this, out.
W. U. Alderman has mado 12,386.96 ann-rt wn tjn.aut.Tn
from 21 cows, or 1113.61 per cow I PORTIAND MARKbTS.
Ho takes his milk to tho Maple Leaf
i Creamery Association, nnd It Is mndo
New Depot for Albsny.
Albany-Sonio of tho material has
n rvortvo.x h,ro for tho construe-
tionn received hero for tho construe
nun ui uiu uuw uiiiuii uvj'w m -
!... ! imlnM xlftnt fit Ala
be 'one of tho finest depot. In tho
state outside of Portland, will stnnd
n tl.nrt .tUtnr. nnrliiwtMit of the
nsnv. 'i no nuw Hiruciiirv. wiiicu win
a suori uisianco norinwvs. m u
Ilesldoa tho lin-
provement which will bo mndo by tho
erection of tho now building, tho de-
erection 01 wiu new ouiiuiun, -
mi win im n dm rtiv sldo of tho
,rtkV.,?cImngeh.hS',IJ:eoSo0 of A.-
bany. have desired for years. Tim
onny nave ueairru ur .. .
erection of tho now depot will necos-
slfnto the movomont of tho present
frclglit depot ona a awecping cnnnge
in li,. uriHiiinl nrrnmrenmnt flf f 110
... -.v .... ,...-.-..- --
New College Building.
Milton At a meeting of tho bonrd
of Columbia college It was doclded
that an administration building cost
ing $26,000 should bo erected, and
U 1 .....I .. n. et ihls ttitll. tints
It la understood that this building
shall bo ready for uso at tho next col
leiro term next fall. Tho building ls',
. . ..ln.. I At... h.ah. ... Itiln.n I
IU UU UllUlfi'UU " "U ,llw ,ii,.M....
way, giving every ndvuntngo to tho
studonts, This Is a South Methodist
Institution, nnd Is proving very suc
cessful. There Is nn enrollment of
over 100 students this terms, all
form different parts ot tho north
Record FT ft of Logs.
Astoria Tho Horonson Logging
Company sold u raft of logs from Its
camp at Svention Monday thnt IsOio
Moved to have boon n record break
er. The raft contained 61 logs, tho
longest being only 32 feet, nnd still
tho raft scaled 222,600 feet.- Tho
logs woro purchased by Flnko Ilros.,
who aro operating a coopcrugo plant
Eagles Worry Benton County.'
Monroo A pair of largo eagles
aro playing havoc among tho small
lambs on tho foothills west ot town.
Thoy are export In keoplng out of
riflo range and no one has been ablo
to get a shot at them.
HOW IO MARK YOUR UALLOT
Instructions tor Voting on Initiative
I ard Referendum Petitions.
Balcm That there Is n general
misunderstanding ns to tho mantlet'
In which ballots should bo marked
t vot ,)0U referendum measures
l.il,.i...i . it, (.nt it,. n,i
Indicated by tho fact that In nd-
dressing n public meeting n low days
PRECIOUS STONES IN RIVER.
Albany Man Makes Grest Finds on
Albany That tbo gravel bars ot
tho Wlllamctto river nro full ot vat-
i uablo stones Is evidenced by the
number found by J. G. Crawford, of
this city. In the past year. Peoplo
iponil houri ,MVB Mr Crawford,
r "- lrhvt '.r
stones, which, can bo picked up In
ordinary gravel bars where no one
over thinks of searching.
On tho Willamette Just above and
opposllo this city Is a wide gravol
bar nnd on this during tho past year
Mr. Crawford has found tho follow
mg siones, nnu minerals; Agnien oi
various colors, cornelians, various
shades of Jasper, conglomerate Jas
per, wnuo jauo, iciuspar wnicn ro-
MmfalM Mu W
Africa, Indicative ot
J?" " "?
semuiea inu uiuu Kruuuu ' ouutu
black obsidian, black nnd red obsi
Wheat Club, 82c; bluestom, 84c;
valley, 82c; red, 80c
Oats No. 1 white, 27.50; gray,
$27.60 por ton.
"XVTitoo- rolled 19 O 30 '
urowlng, 132.00, rolled. 1.9 30.
corn wnoie, saz.ou; crncKcu,
-..;- -... . ..
JU'l"' clover S14A16' "neat
-0--. ClOVCr, I'M?". "n.nV
;.,.--.. wv tijtK- nirntfn
:"U?1""' "",' .:: ' v
lBL 111. IL'lLlli fill
- IJ r'i,"
SI24T13: vetch. 114.
,.,., o7r, n- ,,,,,. tnto
oreumory, 37Vc per pounu, ainio
M VtttiM L
cheese Oregon full cream twins,
-"XmwJw. lloiOWo Pr
". TOUn' Ainonw. i
Average old hens, 13(2
13 'Ac: mixed chickens, 12tPl-V4c;
spring chickens, 12ti113c; roosters,
10(fllc; dressed chickens, 14c; tur
keys, live, per pound, 9 10c; ducks,
14016c; pigeons, 76c0$l.OO;
squubs, 11.60 fir 2.
UjAjj dorcn; Eastern noml-
' - '
Eggs Kresii rnncn aoc, cuuuiou,
veal 76 to 126 pounds, 9c; 126
tr.a ,w.,,n,ia ?
160 to 200
.V , ,
riounds. L6i OUiC.
Pork Ulock. 76 to 160 pounds,
CVjitlc; packers, 5Cc,
Fruits Apples, tablo. $1.76
3.00; cooking, $1.20 l.DO per box;
cranberries, $8011 por barrel.
Vcgotahlos Turnips, 76o por
sack; carrots, 06o tier sack; boots,
$1,00 per sack; garlic, 8o por pound.
Artichokes, 00cp$1.10 por dozen;
boon., 20c per pound; cabbngo, il
lc por pound; cauliflower, $1.76
01,86; colory, $3.764 por crnto;
eggplant, 17'4e 4or pound: lettuce,
hothouse, 60o$1.26 por box; on
ions, 160200 por doxon; parsley,
20a por dozen; peas, lOo por pound;
popporo, 17o por pound; pumpkins,
101UO per pound; rmllsbos, 20o
por dozon; spinach, Co por pound;
sprouts, 8o por pound; squash, 10
lio per pound; tomatoes, crates (0
Onions Iluylng price, $2.60 per
Potatoes Duylng prlco, 40000c
por hundred dollvorod Portland;
sweet potatoes $3,2603.60 por cwt.
THHEt DEAD! 93 INJURED,
Sheridan Local Wracsod by Broken
Rait at Forest Grove -
Forest Urovo, Ore, Fob. 13.
Three were killed nnd 33 wore In
Jured, otio very orluutiljr ly tho do
rallmcnt of thu Bherldnn local on n
short trestle bridge nliout throe
fourths of n tnllo west of this city nt
0 o'clock last night. Tho dead nro:
Mrs. Edward Dales nud .months
old daughter, of Forest Urovo.
J. A. McDonald, of MoMlunvlllc.
Mrs. J. II. Ilrown, ngvil 00, of
Shorldnti, was budly crushed, nud
tuny nut recover.
Tito nrcldout resulted from a
broken rail, one 30-fout section nt
tho west olid ot tho trestle bridge be
lug splintered Into four pieces by
tho weight of tho heavily loaded
couches. Tho defective rati appar
oully did not give way until nllor
the eiigliiti, mall nnd bnKga.a cars
hud crossed In safety.
Tho smoker was tho first to leavo
tho track, carrying with It two day
coaches. Tho smoker and the first
day coach ran over the tlos for n dis
tance of 30 yards nud pitched front
tho trestle to the ground, ton feet
below, striking on their sides. Tho
second day conch-also left tho track,
und turned only partly over.
Miss Grace Harding, of Gaston, n
passenger In tho rear coach, was
thrown through a window Into less
than two teet of water beneath the
trestle, but escaped uninjured.
PRINTERS SENT TO PRISON.
Msmbsrs of Nsw York "O g U" Fined
and Sent to Jail.
New York, Feb. 13. President
Patrick McCormlck, of tho local Ty
pographical Uulon, known ns the
"Itlg 6" and George W. Jackson nnd
Vincent J. Costvllo, union orgauliers,
yesterday wore fined 2S0 each and
sentenced to 20 days' Imprisonment
for disobedience of an Injunction ob
tained by tho Typothetno of Now
York In 1906. Thomas llcnuett and
William H. Anderson were fined
f 100 on tho same charge. Senteuco
was Imposed by Justice lllshoS In
tho supremo court.
This Is tbo first tlmo any such
heavy sentonco In tho caso of a labor
organization for violation of Injunc
tion has beon Imposed In these
courts. Tho troubles grow out ot
the strlko ot Typographical Union
No. C. commonly called "Dig Six,"
ordered early In 1906 against tho As
sociation of Employers known as tho
Typothetno of tbo city ot New York
for a closed shop nnd an olght-nour
WILL BAR JAPS.
British Columbia Legislature. Enacts
educational Test Law.
Victoria, II. O., Feb. 13. Tho now
Immigration law, enacted by the
Ilrlllsh Columbia loglslaturo recent
ly, on tho lines ot the Natal act,
which applies an educational test to
immigrants arriving In Ilrlllsh Co
lumbia, who must bo ablo to road
and write In English or n languago
of Europo to bo permitted to land,
beoamo a law today, when I.leuten-nnt-Uovornor
James Dunsmulr as
sented to tho bill.
Immediate provisions woro mndo
for tho enforcement of tho now law,
which Is obviously nltnod at the Jap
anese, and oltlcluls huvo been In
structed to carry out Its effect on all
Immigrants arriving after today.
There nre nt tho quarantine station
268 Japanese, left thuro by tho
steamer Knca Mam. In Quarantine.
1 126 of whom nro bound hero, nnd
I these will como under tho provisions
or tno now taw.
RURAL PARCELS HOST BILL.
Burnhsm Proposes Measure lo Help
Wnshlngtnn, Fob. 11. Senator
Ilurnham, of Now Hampshire, today
Introduced In congress a mmisuro of
distinct Importance to rural intoreats
throughout tho United Htntos, It Is
n bill to provldo n rural delivery par
cels post for morchnudlsu and other
articles uctually mailed on rural de
livery routes. Thu rural froo deliv
ery routes now number inoro than
38,000, and on thorn In excess of
16,000,000 peoplo rccolvo a dally
Tho tneasuro has tho Indorsement
of tho president and postmaster-gnu-
oral, Moyor. It provides, In brief,
for tho establishment of n rural par
eel post nt spoclal rates ot postngo
for tho dollvory ot foodstuffs, dry
goods, drugs, books uud other mer
chandise, Funu for King's Slayers
London, Fob. 12. -A special dis
patch to tho Standard from Lisbon
Htntos that tho ptibllo ncqulcsco In
thu nssiisslnntlon of tho King and
Crown Prlnca ns n Jtistltlablo politi
cal net, nnd that no effort will bo
mndo to bring to justtco tho accom
plices of tho niurdororH, nlthough
thoy nro numerous nnd In tunny
cises known, On tho contrary, snys
tho dispatch, no surprlso Is expressed
thnt tho republican nowspnpors du
tnand tho criminal prosocutlon of tho
kliig's oqunrry, Floguorln, who sob
ered ono nssnssln.
Arbitrate With Franco.
Washington, Fob, 12. Secretary
Hoot nnd Ambassador Jussorand to
day signed a tronty providing for tho
arbitration of any Issuo that mny
arise between Franco and America,
CAN'T MAKE RATES
State Railroad Commission Has
No Such I'uwer,
COURT SO DECIDES WHEAT CASE
mate Constitution Olvos Kale Mskltg
Power lo leglslaturetalr
Session May tie Called,
Olympln, Wash., Fob. 16 (list
tho Washington stato railroad dim.
mUslott tins no authority lo (Is mm
liiium rates Is tho ull of n ilH-lun
linnded down liy Judge llnfird in
the federal court In this city In a de
cision In tho Joint wheal rale css.
Judgo lltinford holds Hint irw
section 18. ot article XII, of tbo
stale constitution, tho power to .
tablUh and fix maximum frulKlit ami
passenger rates Is reserved lo the
leglslaiuro and cannot bo ilclt-wninl
to n commission,
lly this decision tho usefulness uf
the railroad comiiiUilou ns to rata
making Is destroyed, nnd Governor
Mtsul staled tonight that ho Has un
tie r consideration tho advisability of
calling nn ultra session of Hie Uri
laturo to consider siibinlltltig at th
next geimral election n propwsrd
amendment to tho state constltNlliv
giving the railroad rommlsiluii the
power of rate making.
Tho decision Is n victory fur the O
II. ft N nud the commercial tain
eits of Portland ns opposed to lb
efforts ot the Northern Pacific and
the Great Northern to dlturt Enstsra
Washington wheal trade from Port
land to Pugvt Hound seaports
The ease will Imiiivdlalnly lw rr
rlvd to the supremo court nt lh
United States. It tho ruling Is up
held In tho higher court of appeals,
tho stato commission will have pourr
only lo lake testimony and gather
data relative to rates and forward
this to tho legislature with recom
mendations for fixing rates
CHILEANS CHEER FLEET.
Navy Thunders bstute Roosevelt end
Valparaiso, Feb. IS. Tho grwvl
American fleet of 16 battleships, un
der command of llrar-Ailmlral
Evans, pasted Valparaiso yslerdsy
afternoon and continued on Its voy
nito northward fur Callao, Peru, tlio
next stopping place. All VatpsralMi
nnd thousands of persons from every
city In Chile witnessed tho pasting
of tho flott.
President Montt nnd the. other
tilgti omclals of tho republic rsnio
out from shorn to greet tho battle
ships, and almost the entlrn Chilean
navy exchanged salutes with them as
they swung around CtirMiuillln Point
and Into Valparaiso Hay In single
file, headed by tho Chilean critter
Chacabuco nnd flvo Chilean torpedo
President Montt and other Chilean
fllclals embnrkod on tho training
ship General llaqumlano and took a
position well out In tho harbor.
Around the llnqiiodann iho flt
swung nt a speed of four knots, fir
ing thu presidential saluto ns thry
passed In review. It was ono hour
from tho tjmu Iho head of tho fl't
entered the bay until tho last vil
had passed tho president's ship and
turned toward the open sea.
SHIP QOES ASHORE,
Veisol and Cargo of Coal Lost on
liny City, Ore, Feb. 16. Thu
American wooden ship Emily Hoed.
103 dnys out from Newwisllo. N H.
W., with n cargo of ronl for Port
land, went ashore half u mllo south
ot thu Nehnlom river, nn tho Ore
gon const ,t 1:30 o'clock this morn
ing. Tho vessel Immediately broko
In two and ton members of the crew
went drowned. Captain Kennel, his
wlfo, Second Mala Charles Thompson
and thrca members of thu crow weru
Tho survivors woro brought lo
liny City yesturdny morning and aru
now quartered nt private residences
Tho ship has broken tin nnd will Ik'
a total loss, ns will also tho cargo of
2,110 tons nt coal. Tho vessel wns
consigned In tho Pnclflo Coast Com
pany ut Portland,
Army of Ujers in Nsw York.
Now York, Fob. 16. Tho Mer
chant Association estimates that
! inn ivv imiru uuycra rencuuii ion
yesterday, milking nearly 4,000 now
In tho city. Although yustcrdiiy whs
n holiday, largo wholvsulo liotise
woro compollod to keep open nil day
.becnuso of tho groat number of buy
ers. Tho winter goods season which
Is supposed to closo In January hits
been lengthened nnd many largo or
ders uro reportod iih placed yestor
,dn, Merchants and buyers from tho
west report a groat Increase of btisl-
After Express Company.
Rlnnlnnnll n i.'i. m Vlntn.
Hon of tho postnl lawn by cnrrylnif
flrut-clnss mail matter was chnrgud
against tho American Express Com
pany In n suit filed In tho United
States district court horo today.