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JUNCTION CITY BULLETIN.
4 AN INDKPKXDKNT PATKlt.
A. P. BKTTItnWRTH, JR.. Kdltor.
PublUti rr ThurxUy.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
A Comprehensive Rtvkw of the Important
Happninj,s of the Past Week Present
in a Condensed Form Which U Mojt
UkeJy to Prove of Interest to Our Many
The steel workers strike is on in
Hamburg Pan Francisco liner Tania
In the final trial Shamrock II beat
The drought in most sections fo
the Southwest has been broken.
A sternwheel river beat will be
taken from Portland to St. Michaels.
Contract has been let for grading
15 miles of Vancouver, Wash., rail
wad. The Cuban republic will begin bus
iness with a national debt of only
A number of failures have occurred
in Germany as the result of the Leip
xiger bank failing.
It is expected that there will be
40,000 Epworth Leaguers in attend
ance at the convention in San Fran
cisco. Seven hundred lives were lost and
terrible destruction wrought to prop
erty by the eruption of a volcano in
Except in small zones around the
cities, Transvaal is far from pacified,
and British officers are becomming
discouraged at the war's lack of
Famine threatens a large part of the
Russian empire, not a drop of rain
having fallen in the eastern provinces
for a month. Crops are already be
The steel workers strike is now on.
Two attempts were made to burn
Santos-Dument's airship tiial at
Faris was not successful.
The Perry monument was unveiled
at Kuribama, Japan.
The fall of the Bast He was cele
brated throughout France.
Lament is slated to succeed Mellen
as president of the Northern Pacific.
f The excess of exports over imports
last year " was the greatest in our his
tory. A general strike has been ordered
in sheet steel, steel hoop and tin plate
There is no prospect of immediate
relief from the drought in the middle
Kitchener may be succeeded in
South Africa by General Sir Bindon
Attempt to shoot a judge is the cli
max of fishermen's strike on Fraser
river, B. C.
Washington bicycle tax law de
clared illegal by Superior Judge Mil
ler, at Vancouver.
Steyn, ex-president of the Free
State, narrowly escaped capture by
Thirteen Polish students are on
trial at Posen, charged with belong
ing to revolutinary societies.
The Congregational church at For
estGrove, Or,, which was built in
1858, was burned. Incendiarism is
A proclamation withdrawing about
500,000 acres frr.m Olympic reserve,
Washington, has been sent to Presi
Turkey pays the American claims
of $95,000. I
Registeirng for Oklahoma lands
Ohio Democrats have nominated"
James Kilbourne for governor.
The salmon combine will be incor
porated in New Jersey with $32,000,
Fraser river, B. C, fishermen say
they will fight before they will give
in to the Japanese.
The government has chartered the
steamship Palatinia to load at Port
and for the Philippnies.
Sixteen persons are dead and 30
injured as a result of a collision on
the Chicago & Alton near Kansas
Treasurer Hollander, of Porto Rico,
Cuban are ready for the adoption
of a constitution.
Chinese court still shows great
honor for dead Boxers.
Prince Christian, of Denmark, is
coming to the United States.
A crazy man in Denver killed a
woman and fatally stabbed a little girl.
A Chinaman was lynched in a Cali
fornia lumber camp for assaulting a
BUTTE HOTEL FIRE.
Ujvflaj Hostelry Burned-firemen Kara Un
able to Locate Fir.
Butte, Mont,, July 16. At 2:40
this morning a still alarm was turned
in from the Butte Hotel, a four-story
structure on Broadway. When the
firemen reached the seen the build
ing was enveloped in smoke, which
apie;ired to pour from every open
window. The firemen were unable
to locate the fire foi1 150 minutes, and
the greatest confusion prevail!. A
nuni ber of guests on the lower tloors
succeeded in groping their way down
stairs in the smoke, escaping with
nothing but their night clothes.
Scores of ot hers were rescued from
the upjer windows, where the panic
stricken guests shrieked for succor
and threatened to jump to the side
At 4 o'clock the fire was completely
under control and the hotel manage
ment state that, to the best of their
knowledge, all the guests and help
have been accounted for. There
were five injured. The loss , will
amount to $25,000.
COVERING UP WAR MARKS.
Making the Chinese Emperor's Entry Into
Tekin, July 16. The Chinese offi
cials are making elaborate prepara
tions tor the emperor's entry into
Tekin. AH evidence of tho destruc
tion wrought by the war along the
streets to be traveled by the emperor
will be temporarily disguised. Great
pagodas will be erected. The Chen
Men gate, which was nearly demol
ished by the bombardment, will be
repaired with wood and plaster,
painted to resemblq stones, and the
damage to the walls and outer build
ings will be similarly masked.
Li Hung Chang has deferred the
withdrawal of the foreign troops
from the temples and palaces not
later than August 15. The ministers
of the powers have acquiesced and
have notified the various commanders
of their decision. The Americans
and British will probably camp near
the summer residences of the lega
tions in the western hills until their
barracks are completed.
Guards of honor of Americans,
Germans, Italians and Japanese escort
ed General Gaselee, the British com
mander, to the railway station on his
departure. The members of the
United States legation awaited him
at the station, together with repre
sentatives . of all the other legations,
except the Russians.
$300,000 IN KLONDIKE GOLD.
A&out One-Third of Treasure Was Brought
Out by Four Women.
Seattle, Wash., July 16. The
steamship Humboldt arrived this
morning from Skagway with 40 pas
sengers and $300,000 in Klondike
gold. The treasure was distributed
between a dozen passengers from Daw
son and varied in sums from $1,000
to $62,000. These people left the in
terior subsequent to July 4, and bring
Hews that three of the river steamers
are partly wrecked on the river be
tween Dawson and White Horse.
The Humboldt left Skagway July 9.
A strange feature concerning the
personnel of the Humboldt's Dawson
passengers is the fact that four women
possess about one-third of the treasure
which came out on the steamer.
Purser Shoup reports that consid
erable gold has been started down
the river from Dawson and will come
out via St. Michael and the ocean
route. Several large consignmnets
left Dawson after July 1, but the
exact amount is not known. It will
be brought down on the Roanoke and
several of the other ocean steamers
BOAT BLEW UP.
Two Boys Killed and a Dozen Other Persons
Sunburv, Pa., July 16. An excur
sion boat anchored in the Susque
hanna river at the foot of Market
street, this city, blew up with terriffic
force today, killing two boys and in
juring a dozen other persons, two
fatally. One man is missing and
may have been killed.
All the boys killed and injured were
fishing on a near-by wharf when the
explosion occurred. The engineer
was absent at the time, leaving the
boat in charge of the pilofi. When
he left there was a pressure of 60
pounds in the boiler, and he says he
opened the firebox door. No cause
is given for the explosion.
Ran Into a Meat Train.
Kansas City, July 16. South
bound passenger train No: 1, on the
Kansas City Northern Connecting
Railroad, due here at 5:40 P. M.f
collided with an extra Rock Island
meat train at the Rock Island cross
ing, one mile north of Weatherby,
Mo., at 3:15 this afternoon. One
man was killed and four others se
NEWS 0E T11E STATE
ITEM 3 OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON."
Commercial and Financial Happenings of lm.
DortanceA Crlcf Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report
A severe drought is being felt in
the Silver I-ake country.
Numerous Wars have been seen in
the berry patches of Coos county, ,
Squirrels are bothering the wheat
growers in some part of i'olk county.
Valley farmers have been using
lime to keep smut off their wheat,
and with good effect.
The Eugene Lumber Co. has a
drive of 1,(KR),000 feet of logs coming
down the Willamette.
Anew forry loat has been built and
launched for Hendricks crossing on
the McKeniie river, near Eugene.
A small fire destroyed 10 acres of
wheat for Herman Polk, and a culvert
on the W. Jc C. K. Railroad, near
Grasshoppers are rejorted to l
swarming the hilts and valleys south
of Pilot Rock. Serious damage to
growing crops is antipipatcd.
The English patridges recently In
troduced into Linn county are doing
well. Three broods of young ones
have been seen near the foot of Knox
butte, within a few miles of where
they were liberated.
Valley farmers report an abundant
crop of Chinese pheasants this season.
There were many old ones which
escaped the hunter last fall and this
spring being favorable there aro more
young pheasants than usual.
Mount Angel college is developing
a model dairy.
The Climax mine in Grant county
is showing a large body of ore running
$11 to $28 to the ton.
C. J. . I'lumarth, of Ashland, sold
$160 worth of strawberries this season
from a patch 100x100.
W. N. White, an English apple
deiler has been looking over the
Southern Oregon orchards.
Twelve thousand crates of strawber
ries were shipjied from Milton this
season mostly to the mining districts.
The government rages in the Green
horn mountains are reported", badly
overstocked with outside sheep from
Morrow and adjoining counties.
Many farmers in Nebraska, Kansas,
etc., are writing for locations in the
Willamette valley and Eastern Ore
gon. They want to get away from the
bugs, grasshoppers and hot winds.
The $1,000 appropriated by the
last state legislature for the improve
ment of the mineral springs at Soda
ville is now being expended in num
eorus much needed improvements.
The First Southern Oregon District
Agricultural Society will hold a fair
at Ashland, September 13-22. There
will be no racing, but prizes will h?
given for baseball and band contests.
Bfome grass is being extensively
used on the Eastern Oregon ranges to
replace the rapidly disappearing
bunch grass. It seems to flourish on
hard dry soils with a minimum of
Wheat Walla Walla, export value,
55c per bushel; bluestem, 57c;
Flour best grades, $2.00(3.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats White, $1.321.35; grav,
$1.30(31. 32 per cental.
Barley Feed, $1717.50; brewing,
$17017.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16.
Hay Timothy, $12.5014; clover
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $07 pe
Butter Fancy creamery, 18f20c
dairy, 14 15c;' store, ll12c pes
Eggs 17!18c per dozen.
Cheese Fuil cream, twins, 4(
12c; Young America, 12 (3 13c pci
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3. Olio
1.50; hens; $3. 50$ 4. 50; dressed, l')o
l!c per pound; springs; $2.00a4.Cs
.crduzen: ducks. $3 for old; -,l
tS.OO f'lr young; geese, $1 pot
o.ttn ; turkeys, live, 810c; dressed,
0(& 12!e. per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3)c. gross;
IrW-cd. C(?47c per pound; sheep,
,;3:25, gnws; dressed, 66c per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, , $5.75(3)0
light, $1.755; dressed, 67.j per
Veal Small. 78c; large, 6'
7 Jc per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $4.00(34.25;
cows and heifers, $3.253.50; dressed
beef, &1Q per pound.
Hops 12 14c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern
Oregon, 812c; mohair, 2021o per
Potatoes $1.251.50 per sackjnew
potatoes, ljc per pound.
COMPLIED WITH DEMANDS.
China Stipends Examinations for Period of
; Five Years.
New York, July 17. A dispatch
from Washington to the Herald says:
ChiiuUiae formally complied .with
the demands of tho powers that she
"suspend fur five years all official ex
aminations in all the cities where
foreigners have Usui massacred or
have been subject to cruel treat
ment," hut tdm has done it in such a
way m to Mb tho susticiision of the
nunitivo character desired by the
foreign governments. Tho einjteror
has issued an edict sustending the
examinations not only in the guilty
districts, but throughout the eutir
country for a period of five years.
Instead of announcing that this is the
result of tho ill treatment of foreign
ers, the edict explains that the em
peror desires to give the students in
every province an opportunity for an
entirely new and modern system of
The United States has not agreed
to the net ion looking to the advisa
bility of the foreign ministers in Pt
kin demanding that a special punish
ment bo administered in those di
tricls in which foreigners were out
raged. This government is anxious
that the powers should retire from
China as promptly as possible. While
China has in the matter of examina
tions turned a difficulty, it is pointed
out that the others terms demanded
are exceedingly rigorous, and it will
bo dilHeult for the imperial govern
ment to comply with them and at the
same time preserve its prestige at
TEXAS DROUGHT BROKEN.
Heavy Rainfall and Mljh Wind at Dennlton
Storm Causes Utile Damage.
Dennison, Tex., July 17. The
worst drought ever experienced in
this section was broken this afternoon
by a terrific rainfall of over (wo hours'
duration, the volume of rain being
aimoet equal to a clouumirst. I lie
storm was acotxnpanied by a wind of
almost tornado force. Report indi
cate that the rain is general in this
vicinity. It has come just in the
nick of time to save the cotton crop.
It will benefit the fruit crop and fur
nish stock-water, which had entirley
failed, causing much distress, and
will benefit lowland cotton. .
The Southern M. E. church, re
cently erected at a cost of $15,000,
was partially demolished, and a num
ber of small houses in tho northern
portion of the city were wrecked.
Shade trees and window glmm over
the city were demolished.
A tornado is reported to have passed
over the Chickasaw Nation, but there
are no particulars here.
DEVASTATION IN JAVA.
Seven Hundred Persons Perished By s Sudden
Tacoma, July 17. Oriental advices
give details of terrible destruction ol
human life that occurred in Northern
Java in May by the sudden and ter
rific coutburst of the volcano Kloet,
For 50 miles around all the coffee
plantations and other estates were
destroyed by showers of ashes and
stones, together with great streams
of lava and hot mud. Seven hundred
natives and a number of Euroeans
perished. The lava also consumed
tho superintendent of the estate and
alout 25 coolies. Many coffee es
tates in tho neighborhood were de
stroyed. The country around was
strewn with corpses.
Many protests aro Ix-ing rnnde lie
cause the Russian authorities at Port
Arthur aro owning all letters to and
from the American and Eurotiean
residents there. Not hing is permitted
to ie sent out that contains any allu
sion to Russian military affairs or
criticism of Russian methods.
CONCORD AT SEATTLE.
Gunboat Which Helped Destroy Spanish Fleet
In Manila Bay.
Seattle, July 17. Tho United States
gunboat Concord, Commander Harry
Knox, which played such an import
ant part under Commodore Dewey in
the destruction of tho Spanish fleet in
Manila bay, May I, 1808, arrived
from tho Philippines by way of Dutch
Harbor, Alaska. Of tho officers in
command of tho vessel during the
memorable sea fight but one, F. E,
Hchutc, paymaster's clerk, remains
on tho ship. As to tho force of ma
rines, but five of tho Concord's crew
at the time she turned hor guns on
tho Spanish battle ship are now on
Prairie Fire In Kansas.
Lamed, Kan., July 17. A prairie
fire, which started 18 miles north of
this place, burned over a largo area
of country yesterday afternoon and
destroyed 40,000 bushels of wheat.
Incendiarism In San Francisco.
San Francisco, July 17. A scries
of fires earjy this morning indicate
that incendiaries were at work. Sta
bles were made the especial mark of
their torches. Twenty horses wore
burned to death. Tho fires occurred
la tho same general neighborhood.
THE STRIKE IS ON
OUT 8TEELW0RKER3 EXPECT A.
SETTLEMENT 800N. .
Seventy.flvt Thoutand Men Have Walked 0u
From the Various Plants of the United
States Steel Corporation, and More Arc
Steadily Jolnlnf Them Union Has Situ.
sllon Well In Hand.
Pittsburg, July 17. Reports r
?cived from all sources connected with
the great strike of the steel workers
today indicate that the member of
tho Amalgamated Association haver
matters well in hand and tho strike
order was generally olyod. Tele
grams from various joints where tho
mills of the American Tinplato Com
Htny, the American Sticl Hoop Com
pany and tho American Sheet Steel,
Company are located, tell of the shut
ting down of these plants in largo
numbers, In many cases the plant
had been shut down by tho first striko
order, which affected the sheet steel
snd steel hoop companies only, Tim
order last night brought out all union
plants of tho American Tinplato
Company, with tho single exception
of tho new mill in Monessen, which
is still running.
At th Amalgamated Association
headquarter it is stated that tho
figure given out Saturday night re
garding the number of men who
would Ih actually idle in the mills of
the three companies have proved cor
rect. This uumler was placinl at
71.000. Ol tho74,(XX) men idle, 25,
000 are in Pittsburg, 800 in Alle
ghany and 1,500 in McKeesport.
l'rtidcnt Shaffer has it in his jiower
to close many more Plttsbrug mills,
but it is not thought that he will do
anything of a radical nature until ho
is comllcd to,
Tho American Steel Hoop Com
pany's supposedly non-union mill,
was cloned this morning in all it
branches. The tie-up at this mill
was said to have Ix-en a surprise to
the millownrrs and officials in charge
of it. The plant known as the Lind
sey & McCutcheon mill in Allegheny
was shut down completely in tho
puddling and bar mills. All th
skilled workmen refused to enter th
mill this morning and the company
did not even ojierate the five furnaces.
The finishing department of the mill
was working during the day, as tho
men are not in the union, but it i
claimed by the workers that the em
ployes in that department will not
While all the mills of the United
States Steel Cororation are included
in the general tie-up, the threw com
panies mentioned aro the first to Is
attacked. What the next movement
will bo the workers do not say. It is
announced tonight that tho circular
letter which was expected to bo sent
out today calling on the men in tho
mills of the Federal Steel Comjtany,
the Naioual Steel Company and tho
National Tube Company too ome out
will not Ik issued at present.
DYNAMITE CNECKED FLAMES.
Four Blocks of Business Houses Were Burned
Enid O. T. July 17. Four block
of business houses on the publio
square were destroyed by fire in less
than three hours' time by the tiro
that started after mmidnight last
night. Tho water supply was inade
quate, and it was necessary to blow
up buildings with dynaitnte to check
the flames. Owing to the continued
drought,evcrything burned like mutch
wood. A light wind blew from tho
southesat, and saved the eastern part
of the town. The total loss is esti
mated at $130,000. The insurance
will be light.
Tho fire started in the two story
hotel building near tho southeast
corner of tho square, and spread quick
ly to the big hardware house on tho
corner. Both buildings, with their
contents, were soon consumed. Tho
firo bearing south destroyed a furni
ture store, restaurant and hotel. Fol
lowing this in the path of tho flivines
was a furniture store, hotel, a butcher
shop in which $1,000 in cusli was con
sumed and a carriage works. Then
going east it consumed another shop
and three small buildings. Hero it
jumped across the street west and de
stroyed a wholesale house and a
hotel. The Armour Packing Co.'
big building was destroyed and tho
entire block south of the square. Tho
firemen finally had o blow up several
buildings with dynamite.
Better Mall Service for Alaska.
Washington, July 17. Tho post
office department has contracted for
an increase of the postal service in
Alaska that will provide quicker time
between Seattle and Circlo City and
intermediate, points and furnish a
direct steamboat service to Sitka.
The new contract calls for an addi
tional round trip every month between
Seattle and Circle City via Sitka" and
Valdcs, and the all-Ainerican overland
route. The schedule timo is shorter
than ever before, The contract will
run from October 1 to Juno 30.