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CASH FOR H
Total Appropriations 0. $950,080
Reported to House.
COAST STATES WELL CARED FOR
Betide Columbia, Bills Provide for
Federal Building and Surveys
of Yakima and Willamette.
Washington, Feb. 20. Two bills re
ported to the house of representatives
today carry an aggregate appropriation
of $950,000 for the mouth of tho Co
lumbia river. The sundry civil bill
contains $250,000 to complete outstand
ing contracts, and the river and harbor
bill carries 5500,000 for new contracts,
and $200,000 for repairing and operat
ing the dredge. Tho sundry civil bill
also carries $104,700 for completing
the existing contract on the Cclilo
The sundry civil bill also carries ap
propriations of $114,400 for two double
barracks and $42,000 for a field .artll
lery barracks at Vancouver, and $2,000
for new barracks at Fort Stevens; and
also items to completo public buildings
at Eugene, $20,000; La Grande, $45,
000; Spokane, $75,000, and Walla
Walla, $40,000. Crater Lake park
gets but $3,000.
In the rivers and harbors bill no sin
gle channel or improvement is to be al
lotted more than $50,000 out of the ap
propriation for emergencies.
Six hundred thousand dollars is ap
ppropriated for investigations, surveys,
contingencies anJ incidental repairs
for river and harbors for which there
is no special appropriation. The most
important waterways for which pre
liminary surveys and examinations
are provided aside from the Interacos
tal Waterway across the Atlantic and
Goulf coasts are:
Oakland harbor, Monterey bay, Wil
mington harbor, Humboldt bay and
the Sacramento and Feather rivers,
California; Kabului harbor, on the is
land of Maui, and Kanappe bay, on
Kani island, Hawa i; the Chicago and
Rock rivers, Illinois: the harbors and
rivers at or near Chicago, including
Preliminary surveys of the Colum
bia, Yakima and lower Willamette riv
ers, in Oregon and Washington ; Are
cebo harbor, Porto Rico; Aransas Pass
harbor and Sabin Pass and the Port
Arthur ship canal are also provided for.
Others are the Grand river, Utah; Ta-
coma harbor and the Columbia river,
MAKE VIOLENT THREATS.
Heney Warns Defense He Will Not
Take Insults in Future.
San Francisco, Feb. 20. Recalling
the attempted assassination of last
November, Francis J. Heney today
charged that Henry Ach, attorney for
Abraham Rsef, knew of the intention
of Morris Haas to shoot the prosecutor.
The accusation was flung at the attor
neys for the defense during one of the
most heated exchanges that have oc
curred during the trial of Patrick Cal
houn, and before the session assumed
its usual calm complexion Judge Wil
liam P. Lawlor had threatened two of
the belligerent atorneys with imprison
ment tn me county J all. There were
references to armed gun men, to the
use of dynamite and to the prospects of
imprisonment before the court succeed
ed in inducing both sides to lay aside
the immediate basis of disagreement
and cease their objectionable references
WAR THREATENS TURKEY.
Hostile Races Ready to Fly at Each
Constantinople, Feb. 20. The old
troubles in Macedonia threaten to
break out again as badly as ever and
strong measures are needed to restore
tranquility in Asia minor, especially in
Diarbekir, Kaisariyeh and Bassoora,
where the Mussulmans and Armenians
are abeut to fly at each other's throats.
One of the strange symptoms devel
oping here is the fact that naval offi
cers are holding meetings on all war
ships "to consider the attitiude of the
new minister of marine." Army offi
cers are also holding meetings.
Turkey before long may be convulsed
with massacre and civil war, although
the pressure exerted by the menacing
external situation tends to prevent an
outbreak fof internal strife.
Grove Made National Park.
Washington, Feb. 20. The presi
dent today signed the bill making the
Calaveras big tree grove a national
park. The pen which the president
used was handed ta Representative
Smith, of California, to be presented
to Mrs. Lovell White, president of the
Califonia Outdoor Art league.
MANY WIRES DOWN IN EAST.
Telegraph Companies Expect Weeks
of Repair Work.
Chicago, Feb. 19. -In point of dam
age done, it was learned today that tho
storms of last Saturday, Sunday nnd
Monday were the worst ever experi
enced by tho telegraph companies and
railroads. Thousands upon thousands
of poles are still down, and hundreds
of miles of wires are prostrate.
Throughout the states of Indiana,
Ohio, New York, West Virginia, Penn
sylvanla, Maryland, New Jersey, Dela
ware and all of Now England, tele
graphic service is curtailed, and in sec
tions discontinued. Ono Eastern rail
road alone is said to have lost 80 miles
of cable. Every repair man in tho
afflicted territory is still working to
the limit, but resetting i-olea In frozen
grcund Is slow work and It will bo
weeks, it is said, boforo normal condi
tions are restored.
ENGULF PERSIAN HAMLETS.
Quakes Swallow Whole Villages With
Teheran, Feb. 19. Tho government
of Burujurd, a town in Southwestern
Persia, has sent out agents to investi
gate the damage wrought by tho earth
quake of January 23. The center of
disturbance apparently was two days'
journey from Burujurd. Up to the
present time only meager reports have
reached here. The devastation was
particularly severe in the mountainous
region between Burujurd and Luristan
province. It has been already estab
lished that 15 villages were wholly or
partially destroyed and it is estimated
that the total number will undoubtedly
be more than 50.
Only a small proportion of the inhab
itants of the area where shocks were
most severe escaped. Some villages
disappeared completely, and no trace
can be found of the hamlets of uahrem
and Leben. It appears that not a sin
gle soul belonging to these communi
ties was left alive. A severe quake
was felt at Ispthan, 100 miles away.
tho morning of January 23.
VON BUELOW IN CONTROL.
German Chancellor Again In Kaiser's
Favor as Advisor.
Berlin, Feb. 19. "Upon the solu
tion of the finance problem depends the
power and safety of the nation."
These words, spoken by Chancellor
von tfuelow, in an address delivered
before the German Agricultural asso
ciation, signalize the government's
purpose to push the tight for the
finance bill with increased vigor, taken
with the chancellor's declaration that
he "is likely to remain in office longer
than his adversaries hope."
They are thought to mean that
Prince von Boelow u sgaln restored to
favor, since it is improbable that he
would make such a remark without the
authorization of the kaiser.
The forthcoming fight in the reiehs
tag promises to assume an acutely
critical character, as every Important
feature of Prince von Isuelow's plan
for increirfing the nation's revenue is
violently opposed by one faction or an
other. On the other band, the steady
increase in the annua deficit in time
of peace is creating a situation which
the government feels ta be impossible,
Object to Panama Line.
Sacramento, CaL, Feb. 19. By a
vote of 42 to M, the amendment by
Assemblyman Grove L. Johnson, of
Sacramento, striking out all references
to the report of United States Senator
Joseph L. Bristow, of Kansas, special
Panama Railroad commissioner, in the
resolution by Senator J. B. Sanford,
calling upon congress to establish a
government owned line of steamships
between California porta and Panama
was made this afternoon by the lower
house of the legislature. This places
the assembly on record as being op
posed to the proposedb plan to estab
lish a steamship line to compete with
the Uarriman interests.
High Honor to Or. Angell.
Ann Arbor. Mich.. Feb. 19. Dr.
James B. Angell submitted his resig
nation as president of the University
of Michigan today and was offered by
the regenU the position of chancellor
at a salary of $4,000 a year, with the
continued free use of the president's
mansion. The duties of the chancel
lorship are to be such as suggested by
the new president, and as Dr. Angell
may be willing and able to perform.
Dr. Angell recently celebrated his 80th
birthday, and has been president of the
university since 1871.
Porto Rico Given Tremble.
San Juan, Porto Rico, Feb. 19.
Heavy earthquakes were felt through
out the island of Porto Rico at 3 o'clock
this morning. The inhabitants were
awakened by the oscillations and their
alarm was great. No damage was
done, however. The vibrations lasted
for at least 24 seconds, and the move
ment was from east to wesL The
weather today is very stormy.
PROCEEDINGS OF OREGON LEGISLATURE
Friday, February 10.
Salem, Feb. 19. Tho senate this af
ternoon, on recommendation of tho
wnys and means committee, killed in
succession houso bills appropriating
$106,000 each for WcsUn, Ashland
and Monmouth, by indefinite postpone
ment, rejected minority amendments
to tho Monmouth bill appropriating
$10,000 each for tho normals for tho
rest of tho school year, and $70,000 for
permanently continuing Monmouth.
Both houses hnvo adopted tho joint
resolution proposing a constitutional
amendment for the division of the state
into 30 senatorial and CO rcprvsenta
tivo districts, with ono member from
The armory bill, practically tho
samo as tho people voted down last
June, has passed both houses.
During the ovening session the mem
bers of tho houso presented Speaker
McArthur with a fine gold watch and
County division fights will not
bother the legislature hereafter, a bill
having been passed leaving the matter
to tho voters of the district n Hoc ted.
The house passed the bill raising ap
propriations for state fair premiums
from $20,000 to $30,000 for two years.
Tho bill had already pasted the senate.
Tbe renate bill for an experimental
farm in Eastern Oregon has passed the
house, carrying an appropriation of
$7,500 per year.
The water code bill was passed by
the houso with only one vote against iL
The insurance bill, creating an insur
ance commissioner, has passed the
house. The measure will bring a net
income of $20,000 a year to the state,
it is estimated.
The senate passed tho house bill for
extension of the portage road with only
five votes against it.
At the 1910 election the people will
have a chanco to vote on the Eastern
Oregon asylum, both houies having
passed the bill.
The game and fish laws of tho state
are to be published and 10,000 copies
distributed free, according to a senate
bill passed today.
The bill abolishing secret societies
in high schools has been passed by the
senate and received the approval of
the house today.
Thursday, February 18.
Salem, Feb. 18. The senate killed
appropriation bills today which will
mean a net saving of $101,091.69 to
The senate bill exempting municipal
bonds from taxation was passed by the
Reform taxation amendments allow
ing segregation of state and county
taxation, as favored by the state
grange, will be submitted to the peo
ple in 1910.
By a senate bill passed by the house
today, Elinors will not be allowed to
engage in any game of cards, pool or
other public amusement in a public
Tbe bouse passed the senate bill re
quiring that all male persons before
securing a marriage license must pre
sent a certificate of health not more
than 12 hours old.
Owners of bank stock are not to be
made liable for the mismanagement of
the bank or its debts, the bouse hsving
refused to pass such a measure.
The senate bill requiring operators
of warehouses to have storage rates
plainly stated on receipts passed tbe
At the night session the senate pass
ed the bouse bill appropriating $7,000
for claims against the Drain normal
At the night session the house ap
propriated $362,000 for improvements
of state imitations at Salem and in
creased the agricultural college main
tenance appropriation, from $50,000 to
$SO,000 a year.
By the terms of the new military
code bill Adjutant General Finzer will
bold bis place during good service,
which practically means life.
Wednesday, February 17.
Salem, Feb. 17. Tbe governor sent
a special message to the legislature to
day urging the passage of a consittu
Uoaal amendment providing for state
construction and operation of railroads.
Central Oregon is the territory the
governor aims to help and such a bill
is pending, but its passage is doubtful.
Tbe bocse refused to consider the
bill providing that county assessors
should asses at actual value and fix
the levy on a basis of 50 per cent of
The senate passed the house bill fix
ing a bounty on scalps of coyotes, cou
gar, wildcats and wolves.
The charity appropriation bill as
passed by the house carries a total of
Two examiners of state banks and
two deputies are provided for in a bill
passed by the dots.
Tbe bouse passed a bill abandoning
the Drain normal and authorizing the
regents to turn tbe property over to
the common school district of Drain.
The senate passed a bill providing
for a free ferry over tbe Willamette at
Independence and another measure re-
quiring nil door of public buildings
ami halls shall open outward.
Tho house passed a sonato hill mak
ing 10 hours a day's work for females
in telephone and tclegrah olllces.
Tho senate ways and means commit
tee Is not In favor of three normal
and further changes may bo made bo
foro tho session Is ended.
Tuesday, February 10.
Salem, Fob. 10. Appropriations for
$318,000 passed tn tho house today,
and for $10,000 in tho senate. Yes
terday tho total In the houso wa $1,
739.000 and in tho senate $720,000.
The houso tonight reconsidered the
vote by which the $25,000 appropria
tion for tho Alaska Yukon exposition
was defeated and passed tho appro
priation. At a late hour the house
also considered and passed tho $200,
000 appropriation for an Eastern Ore
Appropriations for about $1,000,000
more have passed one or both houies,
and continuing appropriations of past
sessions amount to $500,000 additional,
with allowances mado for items in this
session's budge L These figures show
that tho state expenditures fur the next
two years may exceed $4,000,000, "and
will probably not fall short of that
Tho senate today voted $20,000 for
buildings and grounds for a tubercular
sanitarium; provided for a third judge
In the Second judicial circuit; passed
the Columbia river pilotage bill; put
V a vote of the people the question of
number and location of normal schools.
and provided $10,000 for a bridge
across the Snake river at Ontario.
The house killed Orion's bank guar
antee bill; authorized counties to levy
not to exceed a i-mlll tax for adver
tising purposes; appropriated $50,000
for Indian war survivors, and voted
$210,000 to the agricultural college.
Both houses will adjourn sine die
Saturday and night sessions are being
held in an elTort to get all pending
bills disposed of before that time.
Monday, February IS.
Salem, Feb. 16. The houso today
passed the general appropriation bill
for 190910. The deficiency approprla
tlon bill was also passed and $75,000
for extension of the slate portage rail
way. A great many othrr measures
got through, but for the most part they
were of local character.
The senate was In a slaying mood
and killed 13 bills. Some of them
were important and on loss strenuous
days would have provoked hours of de
bate. The senate also passed the bill in
creasing the state fair appropriation
from $10,000 to $16,000 per year.
In the afternoon both houses and
many pioneers of the state united in
commemorating the 60th anniversary
of the admission of this state to the
Union. The exercises were held in
tho hall of representatives and many
prominent men spoke.
At a session tonight the senate
passed a bill appropriating $100,000
for one normal school at Portland, as
opposed to the bills passed by the
house for $318,000 for three normals;
cut down the agricultural college main
tenance appropriation and voted down
a bill for a new $00,000 agricllural
college at Union.
The appropriation bills passed by
tbe house amounted to $1,727,000, cut
ting the bills only $2,440.
Saturday, February 13.
Salem. Feb. 13. By a vote of 8 to
18, the senate this afternoon refused
to kill Senator Norton's bill requiring
longdistance telephone companies to
connect their lints with local tele
Senator Jchnion's road bill, over
which a big fight waa expected passed
without much opposition, the objection
al features having been eliminated.
The bill appropriating $20,000 for
maintenance of the Union experiment
station was passed.
Tbe senate passed the bill carrying
an appropriation of $10,000 for the em
ployment of a master fire warden for
Salem, Feb. 13. Beats' bill impos
ing a state license of $5 on billiard
and pool rooms was killed In the bouse
last night by indefinite postponement,
on motion of Campbell of Clackamas.
To AdjsrtU Oregon,
Portland The half million of circu
lars advertising Oregon, which the
Commercial club has had printed, have
been iasued and will be placed in all
business letters sent out of the state.
Tbe circulars advertise the $25 colonist
rate to Oregon from Middle Western
points and announce that tickets can
be purchased to any point in Oregon as
cheaply as to Portland.
Salem to Have Pure Water
Salem At a meeting of the joint
committee of the Capital Water com
mission and the Salem council it was
definitely decided to establish a moun
tain water system for Salem, which
will furnish not only this city, but atl
of the state institutions, with a supply
of pure water.
DEATHS MAY TOTAL 350,
Aeopulco Dazed by Theater Horror,
Due to Incompetence,
Mexico City, Feb. 17.- I.ntfl .!
patches from Acapulco, wher the
Flore theater was burned whll.a the
structure was crowdi'l at n perform
ance given In honor of Governor natul
an Flores, of the state of Guerrero,
bring varying estimate of tho loss of
life. They agree In declaring, how
ovor, that tho dead will exceed 200,
while sumo place tho llguro as high as
350. Mot of tho dead were burned
Acapulco I dazed by tho catastrophe.
All business at tho port has ceased,
the shops have clocd and the (noplo
are crowding tMe churches whew ma
es are being celebrated for tho dead.
The fire, which spread with Incretll
bio rapidity through tho Immense wood
en ami adobe structure, was due, It U
charged, to the rardeunes and Inex
perience of the oora.or of the moving
plcturo machine. There wn an explo
sion, a burst of 11 a me, which, Ignited
the bunting used fur decoration, nnd In
a few minutes the etitlro structure was
The exits were all In tho front part
of tho building, which was almost Im
mediately turned Into a wall of Arc and
thi people were rntramied. The wo
men and children suffered most and
comprise a majority of the dead.
A search of the ruins has thus far re
vealed no recognizable human form.
Charred bodies, from which legs oml
arms have been burned, have been
taken from the ruins, and as there was
no chance of identifying them, all have
been burled in a common trench.
DECLARES WAR THREATENED
California Legislator Says He
Letters to Prove It.
San Francisco, Feb. 17. That this
country was on the verge of war with
a naval power of the Orient recently
was the assertion of State Senator
Richard J. Welch, who Is here with a
legislative committee whleh Is insti
gating the Islai creek projeeL Welch
"If you, had seen the correspondence
that passed between President Roose
velt, Governor Olllett and Speaker
Man ton that I havo seen, you would
know that there was only a short Mme
ago the danger of a conflict between
two great naval powers of thel'aclfic."
This statement was made In answer
to the argument of an opponent of the
Islais creek project that supporters of
the plan had attempted to gain sup
port for it by maintaining that a gov
ernment navy yard would be estab
lished at Hunters point. Welch Insist
ed that such a navy yard would be
built within the next ten years.
MONTANA STILL AFTER JAPS
Exclusion Memorial Expected to Past
Segregation Fight Altesd.
Helena. Feb. 17. After having can
vassed tho houM thoroughly. Repre
sentative Norton, of Silver Itow, an
nounces that the memorial of whfeh he
is the author, asking that congress
continue in foreo the Chinese exclusion
act amUenlargo Its scope to Include all
Mongolians, will pass the house by a
large majority. 1 hero are many mem
bers of labor unions In the house, and
many other members whose constitu
ents are largely union men and they
will, they declare, support the measure.
At the present time the bill Is in the
committee on labor, but a report will
be made ths week.
Speaker McDowell referred the bill
which would exclude Mongolians from
the public schools to the commltteo on
military affairs and Norton declares
be will have It re-referred to the com
mittee on education. That this bill
will not pass seems certain.
Argue Land Grant Case.
Los Angeles, Feb. 17. Arguments
in the Oregon & California railroad
and grant case will be made on a do
murrer in the United States Circuit
court at Portland on March 1. Tracy
C Becker, special assistant to Attor
ney General Bonaparte in tho prosecu
tion of the Oregon cases, has Just re
turned from the East and will leave to
morrow for Portland. The eats In.
volvcs about 2,300,000 acres of rich
Oregon land, said to be valued at about
$40,000,000 at a low estimate. Mr.
Harriman'a California lawyers, W. F.
iierrin ana r. r". Dunne, will appear
against Mr. Becker and B. D. Town
send, who is associated with him.
No Boys to Be "Sporty,"
Sacramento, Feb. 17. The assembly
passed a bill todsy by Grovo L. John-
vu wuuiii it a misuemeanor lor a
minor to attend a cockfight, prizefight
Four Caught In Mine.
Benton. III.. Feb. 17.-Shafi V 1
.-.-.. -,-...fcMv, . cxiuv
aion wrecxed and choked the main
aVaffa T ..fit L . I e
w4w, niu I nourH rvMfirs
tin rt&eh thfi four rninmM .,., ik
I - '-- ' -- -. mum UIVIV)
I incre is utue nope for their lives.
Vii a nil
Oheatn Factories Report,
Tillamook Seven of the ro-opers..
tlvn iissoclatloni havo innde their nn
rtual report fur last year, viz. nr.
view Dairy association, Red Uover
South I'ralrli', East Heaver, Mapl
Leaf, Three Rivers and Clover Leaf,
Theso factories received 14.H20, 1 1
pounds of milk anil the. factory which
received tho largest amount of milk
was Mtiple Leaf Creamery m-omUim
with 2,ulU,4U4 pound. This attocla!
tlon carried tho banner for Hut largest
nmount of milk In 1007, but It is r.
ported that tho Tillamook erramcry
will out-illstanen tho Maple. ,,,f (0T
1008. The amount of cheese t).le
seven association manufactured M
1,674,320 xuml and this was sold for
Oregon Leads In Wool,
Pendleton With an average fleece,
of SH (Hiutuls, Oregon sheep last yeir
sheared more wool to the shep than
thoso of any other state In tho Union
with the single exception uf Wanlilng.
ton. Those In tho nelghborlm tut.
on tho north made an average, of HW
iounds. In no other state was there,
an average of mora than K iwundj,
while the average for the whole United
States was only 7 1-10 pound.
Cold Eradicates Marine,
Pendleton According to the rrnort
of Dr. II. E, Plnkertoti, of tho rrdrrsl
Bureau of Animal Industry, msage,
the scourge of horsemen, as almost
eradicated from the reservation by the
snow storm uf last month. Ilctwrtr.
300 ami 400 Indian ponies died ss a re.
suit of the storm ami practically all of
the diseased animals were among this
Sawmills All Running
Cettage Grove- Kvi-ry sawmill In
this locality la running al full csnarltt
ami many expect to put on night ihlfu
to supmy the urgent demand fur lum
ber, Iki.lnwa In every line is (xefi
Ing up beyond all expectations. A
number of new dwelling are planned
and their construction will start as
souti as the weather will permiL
Few Peach Duds Frozen.
Pendleten - Umatilla county orchard
lts are counting on full ero it all
kind of fruit this season, with the
puealMe exception of peaches A fW
report of frozen cli bud lio been
made, but tho cuncensu of opinion I
that little or no damage was witr-red
as the result of the cold weather lut
First Year Pronneraui.
Grants Pass--The Rogue River Kiult 8
exchange has lust closed its first ),ar. B
Jne organization has shipped many car
loads of fruit, all carefully grat-,
labeled and neatly packed. After par
ing all expense, maintaining it ware
house and making other (n.prove
inenta, thc-ro still remains money on
Polk County Farm Is Sold,
Monmouth Another sale of W
acre of farm land was mado last week,
being the Cook lo place, to the Southern
Oregon capitalist who are buy leg
large tract In Polk county. The
tracts will bo subdivided Into small
farms and orchard, and much of the
planting will bo dene this spring.
Quarantine It Raited
Salem Quarantine at the Oregon
State Insane asylum, whleh has been
In feree fur soma time on account of
everal case of diphtheria, has been
Wheat-Wucstem, $1.101.14 jclub,
08c4jfl.01; red Russian, 0;,ci.i9Se;
Turkey red, 98c$l ; valley, $1. ,
Barley red, $27.60il28 per ton.
(lata No. 1 white, $34.60M36.
Hay -Timothy, Willamette valley,
$13jr.l6; Eastern Oregon, $I18
clover, $1241113; alfalfa. I14(.l5l
grain hay, $13fttl4; cheat, $I3.6J
14.60; vetch, $I3.606C14.50.
Potatoes $ 1.25011.30 Per hundred:
weets, 2)c pound.
Onions Oregon, $1.7602 per hur
dred. Vegetables Turnlns. 11.26 stckj
parsnips, $1,60; beets, $1.60; horie
radish. 10c pound: .rtlrlmV,.. ilwl.25
dozen; cabbage, 2t3Jic pound; eu
llflowcr, $2 crato; celery, $4.60 crate;
parsley, 30c dozen; peas, 16c pound;
spinach, 2c pound; sprouts, 10c iund;
..i, n, ! S ,titn,
h 2,C poum,; m' hm
I Butter City creamery, extras, 34c;
uy ouiiiue creamery. 32oi)'
tore, $186i20c. Butter fat prlcM
ayerago 1 X cents per pound under reg-
"' '"n ,,rlCC''- uo, ,
LR-0rfPn . ?T30.C d?""'
JIOCIZC! vaunt-. IJr.rtK. .(tobe. ZUft!
22c; geese, 10c; turkeys, 18iC2
Veal-Extra, lOfijillc; ordinal
Be; heavy, te.
22c; ircese. in Ih.l.l.. iBQfr-
OREGON STATE NEWS
I Pork-Fancy. 910c; largo, 8g...