The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, April 14, 1909, Image 2

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UltlMatira Fran Knox Fredsces
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Central American Nation Expresses
Desire to Settle Emery Claim
for Damage at Once.
Washington, April 6. Secretary
Knox wae given to understand today
by Minister Espinosa, of Nicaragua,
that the Nicaraguan government would
make an early effort to settle either by
compromise or by arbitration the claims
for damages of the G. D. Emery com
pany, whose concession for cutting ma
hogany was cancelled.
The minister told the secretary that
a special commission would leave im
mediately for this city, carrying full
instruction for the minister, which
'would empower him to reach a settle
ment. If a compromite la not reached
the minister will sign a protocol sub
mitting the case to arbitration.
The last communication from Secre
tary Knox to the Nicaraguan minister
was in the nature of an ultimatum.
May Establish "Two-Power" Stand
ard for Dirigibles Same as Navy.
London, April 6. Great Britain
seems to be awakening to the fact that
the other nations of the world are leav
ing her behind in tho race for command
of the air.
While the members of the house of
commons were drawing the attention
of the government to the fact that Ger
many has built or is building dirigible
airship and ursring the government to
take up with energy the construction
of a British fleet, there was being held
today a meeting in the Mansion House
under the chairmanship of the lord
mayor of London in support of the
sunt subject.
Among those present were Admiral
Charles Beresford, Prince Louis of
Battenburg, Lord Curzon, Sir Hiram
Maxim and Admiral Sir Percy Scott,
all of who heartily supported energetic
Admiral Scott advocated a "two
power" standard in airships as well aa
in dreadnaugbts, and mentioned inci
dentally that the navy had designed a
bcw gun which at a distance of 6,000
feet could be exceedingly destructive
to war airships.
Wizard Burbank Has 617 Varieties on
His Place.
Santa Rosa, Cal., April C- That the
several varieties of toothsome plums
now known to fruit lovers are destined
to be relegated to tho list of forgotten
delicacies is the belief of Luther Bur
bank, the plant wizard of this city.
"I am now experimenting with 617
distinct varieties of plums," said Bar
bank today, "any one of which I be
lieve is superior to any plums now
known to the world. For the past few
months I have been working and ex
perimenting with this fruit and in tak
ing an inventory of tho results I havo
found that I have on my ranch at least
C17 plums of which the layman has
never heard."
Burbank has recently evolved a fivo
leaf clover and states that an addition
al leaf will be forthcoming in the near
Czar Will Go Voyaging.
St. Petersburg, April 6. Prelimi
nary preparations are being made for
a round of state visits by the emperor
to the Scandinavian capitals, and pos
sibly to London in the early summer.
According to the plans his majesty will
leave in June aboard the imperial
yacht Standart, escorted by a division
of the Baltic fleet and torpedo boats,
and will go to Stockholm, Christiana
and Copenhagen, and perhaps thence to
England, to return King Edward's
visit during the summer. This is the
first extensive imperial trip projected
since 1901.
Starvation or Massacre.
London, April G A special dispatch
from Teheran, describing the situation
at Tabriz, says there is no doubt that a
great tragedy is close at hand. If Ta
briz holds out against the Invaders, the
dispatch says, thousands must die of
starvation. If Tabriz falls, probably
tens of thousands will be massacred.
The rest of the country, however, looks
on with traditional Eastern apathy,
Kentucky Counties "Dry."
Ashland, Ky., April 6. Boyd county
voted "dry" today by a majority of
307. In this city, the center of tho
Iron industry, church bells were ring
ing hourly during the election. The
victory of the "drys" here means that
96 of the 119 counties in the state are
wholly "dry" under tho county unit
Severe Wind Storm Passes Over At
lantic Coast States.
Boston, April 9. Moving Eastward
with Increasing velocity, tho storm
which has done so much damage In the
Central and Lako states today swept
over New England, and a tale of woe
has poured Into this city from shipping
interests as a result. Tho gale has
varied in velocity from 60 to over 92
milt an hour, and shipping up and
down tho coast haa sought shelter.
From off tho Rhodo Island coast It Is
reported that threo barges with their
crews have been blown out to sea, and
staunch ocean-going tugs havo started
to their relief. On tho treacherous
sands off Cape Cod a sloop is reported
ashore, and from Vineyard Haven it
is reported that many vessels havo put
In there in a disabled condition.
In tho path swept by tho storm
wires aro just being restored to work
ing order, and tales of loss of life and
suffering aro rapidly coming In.
Throughout Eastern Canada the gale
was particularly severe, and from On
tario it is reported that many houses
were unroofed. A schoolhouso at
Guelph was demolished and many per
sons injured.
In Rochester, N. 1., the gale ac
quired n velocity of 68 miles an hour,
and ono man was killed. At Wheel
ing, W. Va., ono man was killed and
threo seriously injured.
The oil country near Pittburg suf
fered great damago In tho gale, and
over 2,000 derricks over the weils were
blown down. The loss to oil men will
total at least $100,000. Houses, bams
and fences throughout tho country
were wrecked.
Famous Actress Loses In Her Battle
Against Death.
Los Axgleles, Cal., April 9. Mad
ame Helena Modjeska, the famous
Polish tragedienne and one of the most
noted actresses of the American stage,
died at 10 o'clock yesterday at her
island home at Bay City, in Orange
county, at the ago of 05, after an ill
ness of about two months, tor seve
ral days sbo bad been unconscious and
her death was almost hourly expected.
Bright'a disease, complicated with
heart trouble, was the immediate cause
of death.
Gathered around the bedside of the
noted actress when she died were
Count Bozenta, husband of Madame
Modjeska,; Ralph Modjeska and his
wife, sop and daughter-in-law. of Chi
cago, and Dr. J. C. Boyd, tho family
physician. Tho fatal illness of Mad
ame Modjeska has been a bard strain
on the count and the other members of
the family, who have watched almost
incessantly at her side for a month
The body of the actress will be em
balmed and taken to Los Angeles,
where It will lie in a vault for aomo
time. Later Count Bozenta will take
the body to Cracow, Poland, the early
home of Modjeska, and there it will
be interred.
Nicaraguan President Must Account
for Mutilating Papers.
Washington, April 9. Niesraguan
mutilation of official dispatches to this
government and continued grave con
ditions in Central America, are under
earnest consideration of the Washing
ton government, investigation havo
convinced the officials here that cipher
dispatches passing between John H.
Gregory, the American chargo at Man
agua, Nicaragua, and the State depart
went at Washington were purposely
It would not bo surprising, in view
of the unsatisfactory conditions, if tho
American government should tako ac
tive steps to end the existing state of
affairs In Central America and notify
Nicaragua that henceforth peace must
prevail at all hazards.
Moral suasion with Nicaragua has
failed to accomplish tho object sought
that of impressing bor with the de
sire both of the United States and
Mexico that there he a cessation of the
contentions which keep other Central
American republics constantly guess
ing. Intervention In Central American
ffairs has been talked of unofficially.
Autolsts Sacrifice Car.
Dayton, O., April 9. Rather than
run down a little girl who was In their
path, James L. Dinsmore and F. O.
Probaseo turned their automobile down
a 30-foot embankment and plunged into
the waters of the Miami river today.
The men were driving the car along
the top of the levee, only clcht feet
wide, when the child was seen a few
feet ahead. Probaseo, who was driving
said: "Is it the child or tho river,
Jim?" He received the reply, "The
river for ours." Although the river
was high both men escaped.
Balloon Italia Tumbles.
Schlo, Italy, April 9. Tho trial of
the dirigible balloon Italia today ended
disastrously. After maneuvering for
some time at a height of 1,200 feet,
tho engine broke down and tho balloon
descended precipitately, It was budly
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uHitmbUf wmu maw Kvivimum nvio nub
J hurt.
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Reclamation Service Makes Three Fil
ings In Eattern'Oregon,
Salem More Irrigation projects are
in view for Eastern Oregon. The
United States reclamation service has
made three important filings on Eastern
Oregon streams within tho past few
days. Tho filings were mado on the
Umatilla, Owyhee and Malheur rivers
and are on record In the office of the
stato engineer.
At Uils time tho tilings aro not defl
nlto enough to admit of any enlarge
ment upon tho proposed projects that
the United States government expects
to make. The tilings must bo approved
and several months will bo consumed
before any tiling of a doflnito nature can
result from them.
The topographical surveys that have
been made in Eastern Oregon are the
most valuable means whereby feasible
reclamation projects are discovered.
At tho last session of tho legislature an
attempt was mado to Increase tho ap
propriation from $6,000 to 120,000 an
nually for making these surveys. Tho
bill passed the houso but failed to pass
the senate.
The bill failed mainly becauso the
Eastern Oregon senators opposed it.
those representing tho section to be
most benefited by tho appropriation.
Consequently, tho Irrigation projects
must come more slowly. tor every
dollar tho stato appropriates for the
toitographlcal surveys the United btates
appropriates another dollar. Hod tho
bill that was piloted through the houso
by Representative Rusk passed tho sen
ate $40,000 a year would havo been
The stato engineer has gono to Wy
oming to study the workings of tho
water code of that state, which was the
model from which was formed Oregon s
new code. Mr. Lewis expects to bo
absent about 10 days or two weeks.
Eastern Oregon Indifferent a to Fate
of Institution.
Weston J. O. Russel, physical di
rector and teacher of mathematics at
the Weston normal, has returned from
an Eastern Oregon trip In the Interests
of the school. Among the places vis
ited were Hermiston, Arlington, Cove,
La Grando and Elgin.
Mr. Russoll reports that ho met with
much popular misconception as to the
nature and sphere of normal school
work, and the financial encouragement
offered was rather slim. For instance,
the La Grande subscription toward
running the school until tho end of the
present year, which cloecs with com
mencement May 25, was only $SC. In
Mr. Russell's view there Is no hope
for any general assistance throughout
Eastern Oregon toward continuing the
school until such time ai it would be
possible to obtain state aid by means
of tho Initiative measure, which it Is
proposed to subpmlt at the November
election in 1910.
Smuggled Oats, Says O. R. & N.
Salem -Complaint Is mado against
tho Frank L. Smith Meat company by
tho Oregon Railroad & Navigation
company before tho railroad commis
sion for fatso billing, by which, It is
claimed, the meat company smuggled
60 sacks of oats Into Portland with a
consignment of baled hay from Hutch
inson spur. It is the contention of the
attorneys for tho Oregon Railroad &
Navigation company that persons and
corporations other than railroad com
panics may bo found guilty of a misde
meanor under the railroad commission
act of 1907, snd that when the corpora
tion by false billing obtains transpor
tation for less than the published tariff
it may be prosecuted, and if found
guilty, be subject to a flno of not less
than $60 or more than $1,000.
Improve Drewsey-Burns Road.
Drowsy A new road Is being made
this week over the Drowsoy mountain,
which is crossed by passengers en
route to Burns. When completed tho
road will bo greatly improved. Here
tofore It has been so steep as to moke
it difficult for horses to pull oven an
empty wagon, and the drlvo down has
been very dangerous. Tho new road Is
being cut around tho mountain.
State Gets 8hlp's Guns.
Salom Governor Benson hos re
ceived a letter from Secretary of the
Navy George L. von Meyer, stating
that tho 13-Inch guns of tho Oregon
have not yet been condemned and con
sequently cannot bo given to tho ntato
or to other applicants. It Is under
stood tho government will send two of
tho 0-inch guns to Salem for tho stuto
houso lawn.
Land to Be Thrown Open.
Salem Tho desert land board, at its
meeting In tho statehouso decided to
grant tho application of the Deschutes
irrigation & rower company and tnrow
open the company's segregation of
about 8,000 acres. Tho land opened is
known as list No. 0. Tho protest or
A. Mr Drake, of Portland, was thus
Some Absurd Blunders In New Ore
,gon Road Law.
Snlem- Among tho quaint and curi
ous blunders of the recent session of
tho Oregon legislature was the passage
of a bill making It unlawful to drlvo a
wagon on any Improved road west of
the Cascado rang?, weighing with Its
burden less than 2,600 pound. Tho
bill Is house bill No. 81, and is design
ed to protect tho ronda from the result
of overloading narrow-tiro wagons.
The bill was reforred to tho houso
commltteo on roads and highways and
by them amended and jumbled up.
Section 2 gives county courts authority
to regulate tho weight of all loads of
various commodities, between tho first
day of October and tho first day of May
of each year. Section 3 was amended
to rend, In referring to tho sulght of
loads that may bo hauled :
"And tho maximum weight thereof
shall not bo mado less than 2,600
pound nor mora than 3,000 pounds for
any vehicle having tires of any width
less than four Inches, nor less that 3,
600 pound nor mora than 4,600 pounds
for any chlclo having tires of mora
than four Inches and less than alx inch
es In width, nor less than 4,600 pounds
for any vehicle having tires of six
inches or more in width," etc.
The bill la Intended to apply to coun
ties wholly or In part west of tho Cas
cado range.
Any violation may be punished by
county courts for contempt of court.
Gilliam Land Leased.
Mitchell What Is considered as tho
largest tease of land over transacted In
this county was completed recently
when G. L. Friszoll, of Gird's creek,
rented all his grazing and forming land
to Perry Reames, of Mitchell. The
property la considered one of tho best
stock ranches ill this section. It con
sists of 2,160 acres, situated at tho
head of Gird creek. Mr. Reames haa
taken Immediate charge, while Mr.
Frizzell will drive about 300 head of
cattle to Toppenish, Wash., whore he
has been feeding 660 head tho past
winter. Tho whole herd, 960 head,
will be fattened for tho northern mar
kets. Land Brings 31,000 an Acre.
Milwaukle Mrs. M. D. Rold has
completed, the sale of 22 acres of her
homo placo to II. Ico Paget and others
of Portland for an average of $1,000
an aero. Tho land sold is under a high
stato of cultivation and contains one of
the most productive grape vineyards In
Clackamas county.
Wheat Blucatcm milling, $1.26;
blueatem shipping, $1.171.18; club,
$1.12iil. 16; Turkey red, $1.16; red
Russian, $1.08; valley, $1.10K.
Oats No. 1 white, $396X40 per ton.
Barley Feed, $316(32 per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley.
$130Cl6per ton; Eastorn Oregon, $10
(iI8; clover, $I2(I3: alfalfa, $14.60
GtlG; grain (lay, $134(14; vetch,
$13,606(14.60; cheat, $13.606114.60.
Apples 0&cn$2.60 per box.
Potatoes $l.2GMl. 35 per hundred;
sweet potatoes, 2 ,46 3c per pound.
Vegetables Turnips, $1 per sack;
carrots, 90c; parsnips, $1.60; beets,
$1,76; horseradish, 10c per pound; or
tlchokcs, C56t86c per dozen; cabbage,
36r,4c pur pound; cauliflower, $2.60;
celery, $4.60 per crate; lettuce, head,
86c per dozen; onions, 40(i(60cper doz
en; parsley, 36c per dozen; peas, 16c
per pound; radishes, 36c per dozen;
rhubarb, 628c per pound; spinach, Cc
por pound.
Onions Oregon, $1.76041.85 per
Butter City creamery, extras, 29c;
fancy outsldo creamery, 27i6?29c per
pound; California, 27jifc; store, 18C?C
20c. Buttorfat prices average We
per pound under regular butter prices.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 21ft22c per
Poultry Hons, lOtlOJfcpor pound;
broilers, 24K26c; fryers, 18j$20a;
roosters, old, 10$$llc; young, 146116c;
ducks, 2022)c; geese, 10c; turkeys,
18610e; squabs, $2.606f3 per dozen.
Veal Extras, 10?()10c per pound;
ordinary, 7f$8c; heavy, 6c.
Pork Fancy, 9ffl9Hc per pound;
large, 838)fc.
Hops 1909 contracts, 9 10c per
pound; 1008 crop, 7637 Xc; 1007 crop,
Udtic; 1906 crop, l2c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, contracts,
10(?18c per pound; valley, 18c; mo
hair, cholco, 23(7(23 jifc.
Cattle Top steers, $6,2566.60; fair
to good, $4,76ft6; common to medium,
$3,26631.60; cows, top, $4.26; fair to
good, $3.606J4; common to medium,
$2.603,60; calves, top, $6(ft5.60;
heavy, $3.6004; bulls and stags, fat,
$36X3.60; common, $26(2.76.
Hogs Best, $7.26617.60; fulr to
good, $0,766(7; stockors, $6.6060;
China fats, $0.76.
Sheep Top wethers, $66(6.76; fair
to good, $4.6004.76; owes, Ha loss
on all grados; yearlings, top, $0,266)
0,60; fair to good, $06J0.2o; spring
lambs, $910,
Anti-Saloon League Makes Marked
Oalo In Eastern States,
Denver, April 7. The anti-saloon
forces were generally victorious
throughout tho state at tho municipal
elections yesterday. Of the 26 towns
from which return had been received
at midnight 18 voted to becomo dry,
while seven towns voted to license sa
loons. In most cases the contending parties
were designated by local name and In
but few Instances were thu Issues
fought out on Republican and Demo
cratic lines.
000 Saloon Must Close Up.
Detroit, April 7. More than 000 sa
loons and 10 breweries will be forced
out of business In tho 10 counties of
tho state which voted ' dry" at yester
day's election. Returns Inst night
gavo the ,,drya" 20 of the 27 counties
In which tho liquor question was votrd
Uon, but later figure swung Owotuo
county, which has 19 saloon Into thd
"wet" column by 172 majority,
Nebraska Breaks About Even.
Lincoln, Neb., April 7. - Tho quos
tion of saloon license wa the dominat
ing Influence In election In Nebraska
yestedoy, and Uto returns, whllu show
Ing n few surprising changes, do not
Imllcnto n landslide to either side.
Thu gain, epclally In the smaller
town, are on the sidu of tho "drys."
Local Option Wave Breaks.
Indianapolis April 7. The local op
tlon wavn which ha been aweeplng In
diana suffered a setback In Blackford
and Cass counties yesterday, thu
breaking the string of victories for the
anti-saloon cauae. Dothcountlr voted
for tho regularly licensed saloon and
go on record with Wayne county for
the "wets."
Alabama Liquor Law Valid.
Montgomery, Ala., April 7. The
Alabama stato prohibition law wa do
ctored valid yesterday by tho Stato Su
premo court, all the judges concurring
In tho opinion. This Is thu second
time the court has upheld the state
wide act of the last legislature. It
was attacked on soveral constitutions!
Wisconsin Prefers Wetness.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 7. April
elections were held In a large number
of cities throughout Wisconsin yester
day, the Issue of "license" or "no II
cenne" being at stake. License car
ried In a majority of tho places heard
from. About 20 town voted "wet,"
while about 14 voted "dry."
Kansas City Is Republican.
Kansas City, Kan., April 7. Incom
plete returns at midnight Indicated the
election of W. S. Guger, Republican,
aa mayor of Kansas City by about a
majority of about 600. In Kama
City, Mo the proposition to extend
tho city limits carried.
Little Rock Stays Wei.
Little Rock, Ark., April 7. Prohi
bition was overwhelmingly defeated
yesterday In tho municipal election, in
which Mayor Duley was re-elected by
a majority of 1,041 votes.
British Government Will Not Allow
Ex-Dictator to Land.
Port, of Spsin. Trinidad, April 7.
At tho urgent request of the State do
partmint at Washington, communicul
u'l to the foreign ofllco at London, the
British government has decided not to
allow Clprlano Castro, former presi
dent of Venezuela, to land ut Trinidad,
London, April 7. Groat Britain's
change from a policy of non-lntorfor-ence
in tho situation that threatens to
day In the Carrlbcon to n docUlon not
to allow iJIprlano Lastro to land at
Port of Spain, Trinidad, Is a friendly
act to America and other powers more
directly interested In Venezuela, A
soon as the Stato department pointed
out that tho dethroned dictator of Ven
ezuela probably would causa troublo In
Venozuola, tho foreign ofllco doclded to
tako action and Instruct tho official at
Port o( Spain to prevent Castro from
Slow to Accept Carnegie Gift,
Honolulu, April 7. Although An
drew Carneglo promised to give Ha
waii a library costing $160,000 If tho
legislature would gunrantco to main
tain It In n sultablo manner, tho law
makers of tho Islands ore not yet unan
imous and it la doubtful If tho offer
will bo accepted. Tho donation has
been enthusiastically hailed by thu
Honolulu Library association, which
has guaranteed to turn over Its entire
property and endowment to ttio project,
but tlilc has In no way moved many of
tho legislator from tliolr upathy,
Act Is Unconstitutional,
Now Haven, Conn., April 7. In sus
taining u demurrer unto rod by counsel
for tho Now York, Now Haven & Hart
ford Railroad company, Judgo Whoolor.
of tho Superior court, hold today that
tho employers' liability act passod by
congress in Juno, 1908, was unconsti
France Tells United Slates He
Will Ho Driven Away.
Will Be Returned to Europe, Wliern
Me Will Be Out or Touch
With Venaiuela.
Washington, April lO.-rThe French
government hns Informed the State de
partment of Its determination to put
Into effect Immediately Its decision to
xpel ex.Prritldent Castro, of Vene
zuela, from Fort do Franco and compel
him to return to Europe.
Tho program Is to put him aboard
the vessel first touching atiFortdn
France. If this Is carried out, Caslro
will be on his way to Kuropo In n day
or two, unless hi physical codndltlmi
Is such that the ocean trip would put
his life In Jeopardy.
The State department officials ant
much gratified at the manner In which
the French government ha acted, ami
feel relieved that Castro I to be sent
back to Kuroiie, where he will have m Inlluenfo In the affaire of
Venezuela, where his personal follow
ing I btllovcd to be conilderobte,
Former Cabinet Ofllcer Die After
Weeks of Illness,
Washington, April 10. -P.than Allen
Hitchcock, secretary of tho interior
under Presidents McKlnley and Route
volt, died here yesterday morning at
11 o'clock, aged 74. He had been
critically III for several day.
Mr. Hitchcock had been III for some
week. He contracted a severe cokl
while In the West, and hi condition
became so scrlou that he hurried to
Washington to place hlmlf In tho
hands of a specialist who had attended
him during his office career here. Ho
suffered from a complication of kidney,
heart and pulmonary disease.
At the bedside when the end earn
were Mr. Hitchcock, the three daugh
ters, Lieutenant Commander Sims, and
a nephew, George C. Hitchcock, of St.
His condition had become steadily
worse during the last two days.
Tho body will be taken to SL Uuls
today, arriving there Sunday night.
The funeral will bo held Monday, the
Interment being at the Hellefontalna
cemetery In that city.
Operators Say Danger of Interrup
tion of Uuslness Remote.
Philadelphia, April lO.-Although a
disagreement was reached at the con
cluding conference of the onlhraclto
operator and miners today concerning
tho question of a wage agreement In
the hard coal field of Pennsylvania,
there will bo no strike and no danger
of suiKnalon of mining, according to
minoworkers' officials,
Tho operators rejected tho modified
demands presented yesterday by the
miners. I no answer of the miner uaa
given to the mlncwurkers today In a
conference which lasted more than an
Tho official of tho United Mine
workers of three districts will hold an
other meeting to decide upon ft, course
of action.
Tho oiierotora having headnuarter In
Now York City left on tho noon train.
and announced thoy would give out a
statement soon after tholr arrival.
Signs Point to Bean.
Washington, April 10. Indications
strongly point to tho selection of Judgo
Bean for thu new Federal judgeship In
Oregon. Tho attorney general, at the
request of tho president, has been mak
ing Inquiries on to Judgo Bean's quail
flcotlons, and, bo for as known, all re
ports era favorable. Senator Fulton
rnado no recommendations, reollxlng
that it was tho president'-, purposo to
mako his own selection Irrespective of
politics and political Indorsements.
Judge Bean hod Indorsed Mr, Fulton
for tho MMltlon.
Ice dam In Niagara River,
Lowlatoii, N. Y,, April 10. Owing
to a Jam of Ice In tho gorge Just above
hero, ttio docks of tho Nagnra River
Navigation company at Qucon.ton and
Lowlston ore covered with about .'10
feet of Ice. Tho stay wlros of Lowls
ton suspension bridge wore carried
Unearth Pot of Gold.
Loxlngton. Ky.. Anrll lO.Whllo
digging n jiostholo In un abandoned lot
today, workmen discovered n brass
kottlo ccontulnlng $8,600 In gold and
silver thut apparently had boon burled
for a half century,