The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, June 09, 1909, Image 2

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Leading Officers Convinced by
Zeppelin's Achievement.
General Atlen, Chief of Sign! Corps,
to Submit Plant to Congress
Would Patrol Coasts.
Washington, Juno 3. Under tho in
struction of Brigadier-General Allen,
chief of the olgnal corps of the army,
plans have been prepared, It was an
nounced tonight, showing what is neces
sary for tho aerial defense of tho
United States. If congress would ap
propriate tho money he would begin at
thrco points along tho Atlantic coast
Washington. Now York and Philadel
phia where dirigible balloons and aer
oplanes would be stationed. At each
point ono large balloon and an aeroplane
would be placed. This would require
more than $500,000. General Allen
has had prepared a map showing points
along tho other borders of tho country
and in tho interior where ho believes
there should bo aerial defenso stations.
To carry out tho entire scheme would
require about $5,000,000. The war
department is convinced, in the light
of achievements of tho Zeppelin balloon,
that aerial navigation has arrived.
In anticipation of favorable action
by congress, tho signal corps has been
instructed to prepare the plans re
ferred to.
' 'It is intonded," said an army officer
tonight, "that the coast dirigible shall
not pass off its own station except in
cases of extremity and that the sailing
distance shall be 125 miles south and
125 miles north from its depot In
this manner the entire coast from Maine
to Florida will be patrolled and in case
of war it will be virtually irapoesiblo
for a hostile fleet to approach the coast
of the United States without being
discovered long before the sentinels on
land could see the vessels. Once dis
covered, the fleet's movements could
bo watched with safety and with the
use of wireless its maneuvers could be
sent the length of the coast.
"The plans will include an elaborate
system of vertical searchlights, by
which the airships will be guided dur
ing the night flights. These llghto
will mark,the various batteries and
the balloon depots and they also will be
used in signaling the swiftly flying
ships overhead. Most of the signaling,
however, probably will be done through
the medium of the wireless."
Capture Light Plant and Place City
In Darkness.
Slsson, Cat., June 3. While state
troops are on the way to McCloud to
suppress lawlessness, the power house
and lighting plant at that place were
captured by the striking shinglo mill
hands today, and the town is in dark
ness tonight. Between three and four
hundred armed strikers marched on the
plant in a body lato tonight, drove off
the 25 armed deputy sheriffs on guard,
and took possession, compelling tho
men at work to quit. The deputies re
ceived warning of tho intention of the
strikers to capture tho plant, but they
deemed it useless to attempt resistance
and left when ordered to do so. Not a
shot was fired and no one was hurt.
Six hundred strikers formed in lino
and paraded tho streets this afternoon.
There was no disorder, but, with ban
ners flying, the men trsmped by the
company's store and offices as though
on review.
Sheriff Howard admitted this after
noon that he needed help to handle the
situation. In reply to the sharp criti
cism of Governor Gillett, who declared
that the peace officer should have ar
rested the ringleador, he said that to
have done so would have precipitated a
riot he could not hope to quell and
which must have resulted In the loss of
human life.
German Anarchists Meet.
Leipslg, Juno 3. The Anarchists of
Germany are at present in conference
here and the attendance is large. To
day the congress adopted a motion de
claring that membership in any church
or religious sect was contrary to the
principles of anarchy and called on all
anarchists to cease their membership
in churches. Dr. Frlcdborg, of Ger
many, read n paper in which he said
the cultural goals of anarchy should be
fought for by cultural methods. The
discussions were purely academic and
the police did not interfere.
Empress Honors Women.
Tokio, June 3, Misses Isabella and
Mary Prince, pioneers in education of
women in Japan, have received practi
cal recognition of their long and faith
ful services from the empress. They
aro now about to return to America af
ter having been here for more than 20
years without a visit borne.
Snake River Nsar Record Point
Kootenai Rising-.
Lewlston, Idaho, Juno 4. Lewiston
is experiencing the highest water since
15 years ago today, when practically
one-half of tho business district and
much of tho residence section was
submersed. TheSnako river at that
time registered about 18 fcot, and tho
reading this eveninjj is 17.8 feet, with
every indication of a further rise to
morrow. Tho city is in no danger of
flood damage at this time, because of
tho high railroad dykes which afford
amplo protection on both rivor fronts.
The Clearwater river has been rising
ranidlv for tho past several days and
reports tonight from Karalah, 60 miles
abovo Lewlston, stated all of tho false
work and ono of tho cement piers for
tho new waeon bridge being con
structed there have been carried away.
Old-timers who bavo experienced
several or tho most severe noous do
liovo tho highest water has been
reached unless warm rains prevail
within tho next two days. Tho snow
has dlssppcared from tlo Bluo moun
tains from the Lewiston viow, and In
most years this has been regarded as
indicative of an early subsiding of tho
Up to this timo no severe damsgo
his been reported from any section.
British Columbia Suffers.
Vancouver, B. C, June 4. Heavy
rains, followed by warm weather, havo
ctuscd all the river and streams In
the Kootcnay tableland of British Col
umbia to rise in flood, and, according
to advices received from interior points
today, the waters are still rising.
Along the line of tho Canadian Pacific
railway between Nelson and Slocan
City there have been a number of
washouts, with the result that rail
communication is interrupted.
Passengers are being bandied by
boats between Nelson and Roseberry,
but freight traffic is at a standstill.
The Columbia river is reported to be
rising more rapidly than any of the
other streams in tho Interior.
Vancouver, Wash., June 4. The
Columbia river has risen eight inches
in the last 24 hours and four inches In
the last 12 hours. It is now 15 feet. 2
inches above low water. At this point
tho river is two and one-fourth miles
wide. The highest point reached by
the river last year was 20 feet and 2
inches above low water.
Three Die En Route and Captain
Buries All, Including Wife.
Victoria, B. C Completing a voy
age of 48 days from Santa Rosalia des
tined to bo memorable on account of a
desperate fight with fever, waged al
most from port to port tho ship
Springbonk reached Royal Roads today,
reporting three deaths en voyage
those of Mrs. Royal, the captain's
wife; Stewart Lund, and Ablo Seaman
Jrhnson all of whom were buried at
sea, the grief-stricken captain reading
the burial service for each.
The voyage up was made very diffi
cult, aa two-thirds of the crew of 28
men were at ne time incapacitated by
fever, while the others were too weak
to perform their duttes, save with inu etui iBim-outvutii.
TltA QnwI-nntiant1 awlvaot ft 4ltA atvtttsl I
I t STT Aa I t " A -'III faHaiu-ltalllVBfl
two weeks ago, and has ever since been
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endeavoring to wnrk her way in.
Deputy Sheriff Takes Him Unawares
Service Accepted.
Spokane, June 4. James J. Hill,
chairman of the Great Northern board
of directors, while passing through
Spokane on his way East tonight, was
served with subpoena at the Northern
Pacific depot summoning him to appear
before Spokane county grand Jury in
the case of M. J. Gordon, ex-counsel of
tho Great Northern, against whom
seven indictments lor embezzlement
have been brought.
Prosecuting Attorney Pugh has long
been trying to get President Louis W.
Hill to appear before the grand Jury in
the Gordon case, and failing in that he
determined to seize this oportunity to
get James J. Hill.
Oil Found in Arizona.
Yuma, Ariz., June 4. Locators of
oil lands who havo returned to Yuma
from tho scene of tho discoveries near
Tacnac report immense excitement in
that district The original And was
made by Henry Laudemsilk, who,
cleaning out the shaft of an abandoned
mine a few days ago, found on tho
110-foot level a fluid ho believed to bo
oil. His decision was confirmed by
ouiero urniuiu nowo u wie iinu opreuo
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rapidly. Every foot of land in the
vicinity has been filed upon. An oil
expert will visit the district'
Seismographs Register Big Quake.
Manila, June 4. Beginning at 2:46
o'clock and continuing until 6:02.
o'clock this morning, the seismographs
at the observatory here registered an
intense mlsroselsmic disturbance. It
is estimated that the earthquake was
2000 to 3000 kilometers distant The
record corresponds closely to that ob
tained In February, 1003, during the
earthquake in Java and Sumatra.
Trapper Stumbles Onto Remains of
Prospectors In Tunnel
Portland Two skeletons, supposed
to bo tho remains of pioneer English
prospectors, were found last week In
an old mine tunnel situated in tho Cas
cade forest reserve, at a point about
60 miles from Boring and 60 miles
from tho Sandy river. Near tho skel
etons were a shovel, pickax, frying
pan and two rock drills. The flndlng
of the bones led to tho discovery of tho
cxlstcnco of a rich voln of gold and
silver ore.
Tho bones wore located by Peter
Stone, a hunter and trapper, who acci
dentally stumbled Into the old tunnel,
tho cntranco to which was .overgrown
by brush and small trees. Tho tunnel
has n 45-foot face and a crosscut ex
tending back 60 feet.
Old settlers in tho vicinity say that
tho remains aro probably thoso of
Englishmen who were prospecting In
that vicinity and who were last seen In
1858. That tho remains havo been in
the tunnel about 60 years was indicat
ed by tho presence of a tree 18 Inches
thick directly over tho entrance. There
was nothing to Indicate the manner of
tho deaths, whether violent or from
natural causes.
Tbo old mine is close by a deep,
narrow valley and a waterfall, and hos
been given the appropriate name of
"Lost Mine." Ralph Trcau, an as
sayist located In Portland, went to the
place, and returned with the report
that a vein rich in gold, silver, lead
and galona was tapped by tho old tun
nel. The lodo haa a 10-foot faco and
extends three miles. Tho ground has
been taken possession of and will be
Following Advance In Postmasters'
Salarlas Begin July I.
Washington The salaries of presi
dential postmasters In Oregon will be
Increased according to the receipts of
respective offices July 1. Among the
Important advanaccs aro:
Corvallls, $2300 to $2400; Eugene,
$2600 to $2700; Hlllsboro, $1700 to
$1800; Hood River, $2300 to $2100;
Med ford, the same; Pendleton, $2500
to $2600; Roseburg. $2300 to $2400;
Salem, $3000 to $3100; Tho Dalles,
$2400 to $2600.
Tho following Oregon offices were
Increased $100: Ashland, Bandon,
Bend, Brownsvlllo, Dallas, Falls City,
Forest Grove, Freowater, Grosham,
Joseph, Klamath Falls, Lakevlow,
Mount Angel, Myrtle I'olnt, Newuerg,
Northport, Sheridan. Vale.
The following offices were raised
$200: Arlots, Enterprise, Lents, Mc
Minnville, Newport, Ontario, Seaside,
Henpner drops from $1600 to $1600;
Sumpter drops from $1400 to $1300;
Huntington drops from JI3UU to sizoo;
Arlington drops from $1200 to $1000;
Dray drops from $1200 to $1000.
The following Northwest offices also
iiliriu1 Irmeaaaas VanortHuaii wtari
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$2500 to $2600; Kalama, Wash., $1300
to $1400; Tacoma, Wash , $3600 to
$3600: Walla Walla, Wash., $2900 to
$3000; Boise, Idaho, $2100 to $3200.
Surveying Coos Bay Rosd.
Marahfield- Surveying tho Coos Bay,
Oregon & Idaho railroad haa begun.
F. A. Haines, chief enlgnecr,, left
here with a corps of about 20 men. He
will start somewhere in the mountains,
but tbo routes to bo followed In mak
ing tho surveys will not for the pres
ent be made known. Sufficient stock
has been subscribed in the project to
warrant sending out the survey and
further subscriptions will bo taken.
The capital stock of the railroad com
pany Is $25,000 and It is estimated
that $10,000 will be needed to make
surveys. It is stated by officors of tho
corporation that If the engineer can
And a ono per cent grade botween Coos
Bay and Roscburg outside railroad men
will take up the project
High Prices for Butter Fat.
Tillamook Unusually high prices
prevailed for butter fat at the cooper
ative cheese factories for April tho
highest, in fact, in the history of tho
county for that month. Maplo Leaf
paid 40c; Tillamook creamery, 40c;
Fairvlew Dairy association, 385ic:
South Prairie, 41c; Clover Loaf (Riv-
erdalo), 42.2c ; Tlireo Rivers,
12.2(.. Thrpn nivnm. .17.f
ocean Park, 38.3c; Mcda Co-operative,
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39c; EI wood
(Donaldson's), 42.2c;
East Beaver,
39.8c; Jackson
tarts, 40c.
40c; Pleasant Valley,
& Sallng, 37c Ne-
Rain Benefits Lane Crops.
Eugcno Tho rain means thousands
of dollars to the farmers of this sec
tion. Tho light rains of the wcok have
been beneficial and the cool weather
has prevented considerable loss that
would havo resulted with much sun
shine. It is believed that the rain Is
general over the country, and hard
enough to do great good.
Hood River Calls for Aid,
Hood River Berrlea ripening and
no pickers is still tho story at Hood
Rivor. Growers aro anxiously meeting
ench train and boat In the hope of get
ting help for tho rush of berry picking
which is near nt hand.
Showers have been succeeded by
warmer weather, and It Is said by
strawberry mon Uiat tho fruit will
como on with n rush. Dispatches nro
being sent to towns in tho ensteru part
of tho state asking that notices bo
posted informing residents of tho
noed of help, and towns In (ho Wil
lametto valley nro also being notified.
Many claim that berries will have to
go unpicked if help does not arrive.
Gfaln Makes Good Stand.
Union Tho wheat Held havo not
been so promising for tunny years.
Fall wheat la well advanced nml prvtn
Iscs an 'excellent crop. The stand la
good and thrj grain thrifty. There Is
an Increase of nt least 30 ier cent over
tho acreage of last year In this purtloit
of tho Grand Rondo valley. Rain has
been falling for tho phut 24 hours and
still continues. With the exception of
peaches and early cherries, tho fruit
yield will bo good. Gardens are doing
nicely in spite of tho cold dry spring.
Industry Will Revive.
Gold Bcaclvj-Roprcscntatlves of
Guggenheim, who has largo Ashing In
terests In Alaska, are horo looking over
tho cannery property of tho late It. I).
Hume, and there Is Itttlo doubt that he
will take over tho plant together with
the large holdings of tjmber and farm
Ing lands. Two companies are on tho
ground to take and ship salmon "mild
cured" and tho fishermen expect to
mako good money when thoso compan
ies get ready to handlo the salmon.
The run of salmon has hardly begun.
Athletic Instructor Resigns.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallls Roy E. lleaten, well known
throughout the Northwest as an ath
lete of ability, haa resigned his position
as instructor In physical education at
this college to enter Into business In
this city. Mr. lleaten has purchased
tho business of M. M. Long, dealer in
athletic and sporting goods.
Dentists to Pay License.
Salem Hereafter all practltlonora
of dentistry In Oregon must pay an
examination fee of $26, and an annual
license foe of $1.60. Tho money shall
be paid to the secretary of the stato
board of dental examiners, who shall
kocp n record of his accounts and give
bond for tho faithful performance of
his duties.
Hermiston Picks Berries,
Hermiston Strawberries aro now at
their best, and largo pickings nro b
ing made. Hermiston will observe
Strawberry day Juno 1. The first now
potatoes aro now being dug.
Wheat Track prices: Illuestem
milling, $13.0611.36; club, $1.20(1$
1.22X; valley, $1.17.
Corn Whole, $35 per ton; cracked,
$36 per ton.
Barley Feed, $25 per ton.
uats no. l white, 940.0041 per
Hay Timothy, Willametto valley,
$1418per ton; Eastern Oregon, $18
0121; clover, $U7?12; alfalfa, $13(7
14; cheat $14014.60; vetch, $14ft
tresn fruits App cs, j.QjU.go per
box. Strawberries, Oregon, $2(f?4 per
crate; cherries, $1(C1.25 per box;
gooseberries, 6(f(Cc per poiind; logan
brriecs, $1 and 1.26 per era to; cur
rants, 12Hc per pou-d.
Potatoes $1.76-(1.00 per hundred;
new California, 4c36 per lb,;
sweet potatoes, 4Xc per pound.
Vegetables Turnlps.K1.25 per sack ;
carrots, $1,25; parsnips, $1.60; beets,
$1.76; horseradish, $10c per pound;
artichokes, 60(j00c doz.; asparagus,
7fC'fil2c per pound; beans, 10(i$12Hc;
cabbago, 2c per lb.; cauliflower, $3
per crato; cucumbers, 60c(H$12.6 per
doz.; lettuce, hothouso, $ljl.60 per
box;lotluce,head, 2Sc por doz.; onions,
12KC0I6C per doz.; parsley, 35c per
doz.; peas 7c per lb.; radishes, 16c
per doz.; rhubarb, 3(U3c per lb,;
spinach, 5c per lb.; squash, 76c(?f$1.25
per box; tomatoes, Mexican, $2(2(2.50
IV. V.U.U.
Butter City crcamory, extras,
26c; fancy outside creamery, 25fj
26c per lb.; store, 18c. (Butter
fat prices average ljtf cents per pound
under regular butter prices.)
tggs-urogon ranch, zaQl'Hc per
Poultry Hens, 16c; springs, 22JtJ?2
25c; roosters, 10c; ducks, 140tlCc;
geese, 10011c; turkeys, 20c; squabs,
$2.60(r3 per doz.
Pork Fancy, 10c per lb.
Veal Extras, 8(38Jic por lb.;ordl
nary, 7c; heavy, 6c.
Hops 1009 contracts, 12c per lb.;
1008 crop, OQlOc; 1907 crop, 45c;
1900 crop, lK32c.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 1722?4'c
per lb.; valley, fine, 2625c; med
ium, 23c; coarse, 21c; mohair, cholco,
24025c per lb.
First Day's Attendance nt A.-Y.-P.
Exposition 110,900,
Seattle, June ". Sonttlo came Into
her own yesterday, and In spite of tho
threatening skies opened the exhibition
that tins been tho dream of her exis
tence for tho past two years. Aside
from this, Seattle demonstrated to tho
world that she had become a full
Hedged city, cnpnble of caring for ex
position crowds as well as any of the
more Eastern cities thnt have wrestled
with tho problem, In fact Seattle
surprised herself, ns well as her thou
sands of' vlsltorn today, ami acquitted
herself well In everything.
Tho gates at tho fair grounds opened
nt 8 o'clock In tho morning and there
was a crowd on hand to rush them In,
though thoro was nothing on tho day's
program until 10 o'clock: Hut the
crowd didn't cam; It surged through
tho gates nt a rata that promised well
for tho attendance figures, and it kept
surging In Just that way for tho rest
of the day.
At 10 o'clock tho mllltnry and naval
pageant commenced, cold Urn and sail
or, of tho Union as well ns tho Wash
ington guardsmen acting as orcorts to
tho ex
xposltlon officers and vlaitlnrjby tho .(eportatlon of tho 460 nun
iso officers In a parade about the ,' . . . , ..
Is. The parade pleased all, and unlo workmen, marked the end of the
I the reviewing stand In tho best strike ot employes of the Philadelphia
passed the reviewing
of order.
The first days' attendance nt the ex
IH)slt(on, according to figures given
out by tho management tonight, was
R9.280. Tho greater part of this was
in tho daytime, more than 70,000 per
sons passing through tho turnstiles Ikc
twevn tho opening, hour and 6 o'clock
tonight. The night attendance wan
cut down by n severe rainstorm.
Discovered by Bank Exsmlnsr--Stockholders
Make Good
Lewlston, Idaho, Juno 2. Defalca
tions amounting to $137,000 havo been
found on the books of the Lewlston
National Bank by National Bank Ex
amlner Claude Gatch.
Clareneo Robnett, former teller, anl
J. E. Chapman, former bookkeeper,
are accused of responsibility for tho
alleged shortage. Rcbnatt was con
victed of Idaho land frnuas three years
ago and Is said now to be In St Paul.
Chapman la thought to be In Tacoma.
Pittsburg dispatches about ten days
ago accused Robnett of passing worth
less chocks to cover Isnd deals near
Spokano. It Is alleged that his short
age In the bank is duo to speculations
In irrigated lands.
Beyond tho statoment that the stock
holders of the bank havo made gocd
tho alleged shortage, Bnnk Examiner
Gatch refused tonight to discuss the
Examination of tho books show tho
alleged embezzlement haa been carrltd
on for tho past five years and tins been
made possible without detection only
through tho conspiracy of the teller
and bookkeeper, and tho manipulation
of tho aiding machlno used In comput
ing tho dally balances.
Zeppelin Airship Wracked.
Goepplngon, Juno 2. After cover
ing a distance of about 860 miles In 37
hours, Count Zeppelin's airship, on its
return trip from Blttnrfold to Fried
rlchshafen, camo to grief In an oon
field near hero today. In maneuvering
for a landnlg tho airship camo Into
contact with a tree.
Tho damage to tho airship Is much
more serious than was at first bololved,
A cursory examination directly after
tho accident showed that the envelope
had been torn and It was thought that
tho injury could bo repaired and that
the vessel would proceed tonight A
more careful examination, howovor,
disclosed that tho prow was broken
and that considerable time must elapso
before the Journoy can be resumed.
Sailors Escape by Force,
San Francisco, Juno 2. Four'sallors
of tho British ship Mussel Crsg. ly
ing in the bay, made tholr escapo from
that vessel early today by binding and
K&KRlnK tho watchman and rowing to
shore In a small boat Ono of the mon
has been donled admission to this
country, bocauso ho Is n sufferer from
trachoma, a contagious dlseaso of tho
eyes, and Captain Frascr is liable to a
heavy flno for allowing him to land.
Tho boat was found upsldo down and
there is a possibility that tho men mot
with an accident after leaving tho ship.
Rockefeller Has No Kick.
Tarrytown, N. Y Juno 2. Action
of tho Tarrytown tax assessors in add
ing an Item of $150,000 to the assess
ment of John D. Rockefeller, did not
perturb him In tho least This was
grlovanco day for tho taxpayers horo,
but Mr. Rockofollor not only failed to
register a protest, but through a repre
sentative, announced ho was well sat
isfied with tho valuation of $645,808
on his country placo. The now stono
mansion Just completed Is assessed at
Shocks Felt In Panama.
Panama, Juno 2. A slight oarth
quake shock was felt hero about 3
o'clock today. At 7 o'clock this even
ing a much stronger movement on.
curred. No damage has been reported,
The weather is extraordinarily hot I
I'lilladcliilila Slrcot Car Hon Gain
Important Points,
Employes Oct 99 Oants an Hour, Ten
Hour Day, and Buy Uniforms
In Open Market,
Philadelphia, Juno 6. "The strike
has been settled, Tlu men will nt.
cvlva 22 cents an hour beginning to
morrow morning, and 10 hours will
constitute n day's work."
This statement tonight from 0. O.
Pratt, chairman uf the executive com
mittee of tho Amalgamated Association
of Street Railway Employes, followed
Rapid Transit company. The trouble
began last Saturday.
The settlement was brought about
primarily by State Senator James P.
MrNlchol, republican leader of this
city, at conferences yesterday with tho
traction officials and Inbor representa
tives, Theso conferences were fol
lowed by others today.
After being In session nearly all day
tho men agreed to accept 22 cents an
hour. The old "awing system" has
been abolished, 10 hours will consti
tute n day's work, all employes will bo
permitted to purchase their uniforms
in tho open market, all future difficul
ties aro to be adjusted between tho
company and a grievance committee
chosen by the employes.
Aftor a conference In City hall which
lasted until early today, Mayor Rey
burn mode public a letter addressed to
John B. Parsons, president of tho tran
sit company, in which ho offered tho
terms for a settlement of the strike.
Ho suggested among other things tho
"All former employes will bo re
stored to their former positions.
"Your employes to form a represen
tative body which shall from time to
timo be accorded full opportunity to
take up with tho proper officers of tho
company any and all questions affect
ing tho rlgh'-i of employes.
"The rate of wages beginning July
1., 1009, to bo 22 cents an hour.
"Theso conditions to contlnuo for
ono, two or three years, as may be
agreed Uon."
President Parsons made an immed
iate reply accepting the suggestions.
Somo dissatisfaction Is expressed by
tho strikers, who do not regard the rata
of wages named ns a concession. How
ever, tho agreement gives thorn shorUr
hours and concedes them tho right to
purchase tholr uniforms from whom
thoy please.
Almost Highest Price Since Civil War
Is Recorded In Chicago.
Chicago, June 6. Pork for Septem
ber delivery sold today at $20.07Jfj.
With the exception of a brief period in
1906, when cash pork sold for one day
at $20 por barrel, this figure has not.
been scon In this market" since tho
Cudahy corner In 1893, when It sold nt
$23, It sold during tho Armour cor
ner in 1887, at $24; and tho highest
price on record in this market was dur
ing tho civil war, when it sold at $43
por barrel.
With tho oxception of the manipu
lated markets of 1893 and 1887, there
fore, tho prlco reached today was prac
tically tho highest since the civil war.
No manipulation of tho provision mar
kets Is now charged, but tho high
prlcos aro duo to tho disappointing ro-
colpts of!hogs during the month of
May, and thuj far during the present
Record Made at Lewlston.
Lewiston, Idaho, Juno 6, Tho Snake
rlver recorded n rlso of noarly h foot
today, tho mark nt 5 o clock this even
ing being 18.0 fcot. The Clcarwutor
camo up about ono and ono-hatf fcot
Both streams are falling tonight, but
wind Is prevailing and n further rise Is
expected tomorrow, Last night tho
gungo stood at 17,8 feet, tho highest
known for 15 years. Tonight that mark
Is passed. Tho railroad dykes nro hold
ing and tho city is thought hot to bo n
Hanger from flood,. for tho prosont, at
Taft Not to Visit West.
Grand Junction, Col , Juno 5. Pres
ident ITaft will not uttond the exer
cises Incident to tho opening of tho
Gunnison Irrigation I turned early In
August, and probably will not mako
his contemplated trip I to the West this
summer, according to a telearam re
ceived today, , ...-;