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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
WOOL SALES DATES SET.
Entire Product Will Be Disposed of
in Open Competition.
Pendleton The wool sales dates for
Eastern Oregon have been decided
upon as follows:
Pendleton, Mar 22, 23, June 5;
Heppner, May 25, June 8, 22; Con
don, Mat 29, June 27; Bhaniko, May
81, June 1, 19, 20, July 10; Wallowa,
June 12, 29; Baker City, June 14, July
On these dates practically all of the
wool of Eastern Oregon will be sold, as
all of the dealers have decided not to
make any advance sales to the buyers.
This means that all wool of Oregon
must this year be bought in open com
petition at the different tales days.
The Umatilla County Woolgrowers'
association has decided to test the va
lidity of the migratory stock law of
Oregon at the earliest possible opportu
nity. Judge Ellis declared the law
unconstitutional some time ago. The
case will be tried again and the law,
if defoctive, will be remedied. This is
a law which places a tax on all sheep
brought into the state for grazing pur
poses from the outside.
Affidavits will also be forwarded to
the Interior department showing that
Oregon sheepmen were unjustly treated
in the redivision of the Wenaha re
serve. An effort will be made to enlist
the aid of the Portland and Pendleton
commercial clubs in Umatilla county's
Big Year for Grand Ronde.
La Grande La Grande and the
Jrand Ronde valley are looking for
ward to the most prosperous season in
the history of Union county. So many
and so definite are the indications that
there is little doubt, even in the mind
of the most confirmed pessimist, that
1900 will be the banner year for Ibis
section of Oregon. Heading the ust of
good things in store for La Grande are
the Oregon Railroad & Navigation com.
pany's projected improvements. Agents
have secured options on large tracts of
land along the right of way for increas--ed
yard room in this city.
Never Voted tor President.
McMinnville Major George L. Scott,
who recently retired from the United
States army after 85 years' continuous
service, returned to the place of his
birth in this county laBt week, for the
first time since enlistment. ., Although
nearly 60 years of age, Major Scott has
never cast a vote for any president of
the United States. He left Lafayette,
Yamhill county, for West Point, when
21 vears old, and before he had voted.
During his long enlistment Major Scott
has been in active service in every state
in the union except Oregon and Maine.
He is retired on full pay.
Oil Famine on Nehalem.
Nebaiem The good people of Neha
lem are going to bed with the chickens
now, for the simple reason that there
is nothing else for them to do. Gaso
line, kerosene and other illuminating
oils are not to b had, and such make
shifts as can be found are discouraging
to any literary effort in the long winter
evenings, supposed generally to be de
voted to mental improvement or social
relaxation. The reason for it all is
that no boat has come into Nebaiem
bay for four months, and it is on water
transportation that Nehalem depends.
Coming from Tennessee.
Arlington Thirty immigrants from
Tennessee have arrived in Arlington
and will found a colony in Gilliam
county, if suitable farming land can be
secured. Their leader says fully 20
more families will arrive within the
next three months. They are in search
of at least 100,000 acres. All say they
are pleased with this county and its
climate. A number have gone out in
livery rigs to view the country south of
here, known as Rock creek and Schutler
Farmers Are Not Enthusiastic.
Salem A good roads meeting was
held at Macleay last week, but the
meeting did not prove to be very en
thusiastic for the permanent improve
ment of the highways. The prevailing
opinion was that the farmers cannot
stand the expense of bringing the roads
to an easy grade and giving them a
crushed rock surface.
Fine Coal Vein Struck.
Coquille Whiln workmen were driv
ing a tunnel on the coal property of
Charles Gage, on the lower river, they
struck a fine vein .of high grade coal.
They are driving through it to another
vein, which is much larger and of bet
ter quality. The find promises to be
Last of Polk's Hops.
Indepeidence The last of this year's
Independence hop crop was sold by Hill
Brothers to Charles Livesley. The lot
of 406 bales, with the exception of 26
bales, went for 9 cents. The remain
ing 26 bales were of the fugual variety,
nd were sold for 7 cents.
Settlers Have to Travel 40 Milea to
Transact Land Business.
Wallowa A land commissioner is
badly needed for Wallowa, and appli
cants for that position are wondering
what causes the delay by Judge Wol
verton. At present, homesteaders or
persons locating on timber land have
to go either to Entersprise, or Promise,
a distance of 20 miles, and return.
There has been a land commissioner
here for several years, but owing to the
removal to Enterprise of Judge O. M.
Cookins, the office was vacant. Los-
tine, ten miles distant, had a commis
sioner, but be was killed early in the
winter by a runaway team. Now there
is no commissioner nearer than Prom
ise, where there is one, or Enterprise,
where there are two. Wallowa is cen
trally located and nearer vacant lands
than any of the towns supplied except
There are at present many hundreds
of acres of timber and agricultural lands
near Wallowa to be taken up, but with
the extra expense of from $5 to $8 add
ed to the filing and locating fee it makes
even a homestead an expensive luxury.
Before three months, however, very lit
tle vacant valuable government land
will will be left for settlement or pur
chase. The advent of a railroad into
this Bection is bringing many new
Coos Has Plenty of Water.
Coquille Coos county has been large
ly under water for the past ten days.
The water is the highest known this
winter. Logs have been coming out in
large numbers. There were about 40,
000 logs in the north fork of the Co
quille and 15,000 have been gotten out,
with about 8,000 still in the smaller
tributaries. With the clearance of this
large number of logs it will make it a
busy season in the lumber camps of
this county. With the building of the
logging road up Cunningham creek logs
will be plentiful.
Money for Schools.
Salem The secretary of the State
Land board paid into the state treasury
cash received on account of the various
school and college funds during Febru
ary, as follows: Common school fund
certificates, $28,347.85; common school
fund lands, $1,538; common school
fund interest, $4,677.22; agricultural
college fund, $300; agricultural col
lege fund interest, $181.60; total,
Sheepmen to Meet.
Pendleton The executive committee
of the Umatilla Woolgrowers' associa-
tion will meet with the sheepmen who
were rejected from the Wenaha reserve
to discuss the question of securing per
mission to take sheep across the Uma
tilla Indian reservation. The Oregon
sheepmen feel that they have a griev
ance because the Washington men se-
cured the majority of the grazing per
Wheat Club, 67c; bluestem, 68c
red, 65c; valley, 70971c.
Oats No. 1 white feed,$27.50; gray
$27; per ton.
Barley Feed, $2324 per ton ; brew
ing, $2424 50; rolled, $2425.
Buckwheat $2 25 per cental.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $13
14 per ton; valley timothy, $89
ciover, j.du; cheat, $o7; grain
Fruits Apples, $12.50 per box
cranberries, $12.6014 50 tier barrel.
Vegetables Asparagus, ll12c per
pound; cabbage, lcper pound; cau
liflower, $22.25 per crate; celery
$4.505; rhubard, $2.25 per box
sprouts, 87c per pound; parsley, 25c
turnips, 90$l per sack; carrots, 65
75c per sack; beets, 85c$l per sack.
Onions No. 1, 7075c per sack
No. 2, nominal.
Potatoes Fancy graded Burbanks
55 60c per hundred; ordinary, nom
inal; sweet potatoes, 22)c per
Butter Fancy creamery, 27)30
Eggs Oregon ranch, 15916c -per
Poultry Average old hens, 1314c
per pound; mixed chickens. 1218
broilers, 2022c: voune roosters. 12
12c; old roosters, 1010c; dressed
chickens, 14l5c; turkeys, live, 16
17c; turkeys, dressed, choice, 1820c
geese, live, 89c; geeee, dressed, 10
12c; ducks, 1618c.
Hops Oregon, 1905, choice, 10
10cper pound; prime, 89
medium. 78c: olds. 5 7c.
Wool Eastern Oregon average best
16Zlcper pound; valley, 2426c
mohair, choice, 30c.
Veal Dressed, 3)8c per pound.
Beef Dressed bulls. 2W03o ne
pound; cows, 34c; country steers,
Mutton Dressed, fancv, 8Wffl9c ner
pound; ordinary, 4 5c; lambs, 8
Pork Dressed, 69c per pound.
DOOMED TO DIE,
Orchard Knew Too Many Secrets of
Boise, Idaho, March 6. Asssassinat-
ing those whose hands were against the
Western Federation of Miners, and
those who refused to Join the associa
tion, are not the only crimes for which
the members of the Inner Circle will be
called upon to answer. Not only were
non-union miners murdered outright,
bombs placed for state officials, but the
poor tools who committed the revolting
crimes for the Inner Circle were them
selves victims of this committee of
Harry Orchard was among the tools
of the Inner Circle marked for de
struction. Had he managed to have
escaped arrest after having assassinated
ex-Governor Steunenberg, he would not
have lived-long to enjoy the $3,800 he
was to have received for doing the job.
The confession of Steve Adams, it is
said, shows that the members of the
Inner Circle were suspicious of Or
chard and that he had been shadowed
for a long time before he went to Cald
well for the purpose of placing the
bomb which killed ex-Governor Steu
nenberg. Sentence had been passed
upon him, and it is said that whether
be succeeded, as he did, or failed, he
would have been added to the list of
tools that have been put out of the
Crimes within crimes was the system
which the Inner Circle carried out.
When dupes of the Inner Circle had
performed so many deeds for the Inner
Circle that they knew too much they
were quietly gotten out of the way, and
it is believed that the confessions of
Orchard and Adams will prove this.
The news that Adams had added his
confession to that of Orchard has been
conveyed to Moyer, Haywood, Petti-
bone and St. John. They were told by
their attorneys, but it is impossible to
learn how the prisoners took the news.
It was learned, however, that all four
of the prisoners, since they heard of
Adams' confession, have displayed
considerable concern, and for the first
time since their arrest have lost much
of their assurance.
Of all the men under arrest, it is
hinted that Pettibone is the worst. He,
so the story goes, was the chief con
spirator, the man who planned the
assassinations and paid out the money
Certain testimony given before the
t rand jury went to show that Haywood,
who received $5 a day as secretary, had
for some time prior to bis arrest been
spending money around Denver at the
rate of $25 a day. This money is be
lieved to have been a part of the
VISIT TO THE KAISER.
President Roosevelt Could Go to .Kiel
on American Warship.
Berlin, March 6. Professor Albrecht
Wirth, of Munich, today contributes a
signed article to Der Tag on the possi
bility of President Roosevelt and Em
peror William exchanging visits. Pro
lessor Wirth has connections with the
foreign office, and his suggestions there
fore have a certain interest.
''Congressman Nicholas Longworth
and Mrs. Longworth are expected in
Berlin in May," he says. "This is not
the first time that the president's
daughter has represented the United
States diplomatically. Her journey to
East Asia bad official character, which
was expressed by her accompanying a
member of the cabinet.
".President Roosevelt himself is not
permitted to leave American territory,
but as an American warship is Ameri
can territory, and as President Roose
velt has already proved in practice,
why cannot the president give another
example by visiting Kiel? Emperor
William could then choose a return
visit in the same form, going on a war
ship to waters near Washington. Thee
visits would add much to the mutual
friendship of the two countries."
Trade With United States.
Mexico City, March 6. During the
first four months of the present fiscal
year, Mexican trade with . the United
States showed an increase in imports
of over $1,000,000. Exports to the
United States were (56,801,250, a gain
of more than $13,00,000 over the corre
sponding period of the previous fiscal
year. Exports to Germany were more
than $6,000,000, and to Git it Britain
nearly $1,000,000. Imports from Ger
many fell off more than $1,000,000,
while Great Britain and France both
sold Isbs here than previously.
Tactoban Is Burned.
Manila, March 6. ' Tactoban, the
capital of the island of Leyte, has been
destroyed by fire. Tactoban is the
fifth city of the islands and was situ
ated in an important hemp district.
A number of warehouses were de
stroyed. Government assistance will
UP TO THE HOUSE
Senate Votesloney for Preserva
tion ot Columbia Jetty.
$400,000 WITHOUT OPPOSITION
Struggle Will Come in House to Avoid
Loading of Bill With Other Pro
jects, Which Would Kill II.
Washington, March 10. Senator
Fulton's bill appropriating $400,000
for the Columbia river jetty went
through the senate yesterday without
the slightest objection. Soon after the
senate convened Mr. Fulton asked for
consideration of the bill. It was read
and passed without a word of opposi
When the house rivers and harbors
committee returns from the South Mr.
Fulton's bill will be laid before it, and
it will then be decided whether to press
this bill individually or wait and sup
port his amendment to the sundry civil
bill. If it shall become apparent that
there is no . possibility of passing the
individual bill through the house, then
every effort will be centered on induc
ing the house to retain the amendment
to the sundry civil bill.
There is danger, heretofore pointed
out by Chairman Burton, that any in
dividual bill making an appropriation
for the Columbia river is apt to be
added to by various members until it
becomes a general river and harbor
bill, but it is possible that some way
may be devised of preventing this. If
so, Mr. . Burton will have the senate
bill reported to the house, for he is
earnestly supporting Mr. Fulton in this
matte; and will do everything possible
to get the appropriation through.
WILL BAR CONSUMPTIVES.
President Orders Examination of All
Washington, March 10. A crusade
against the spread of tuberculosis
among the employes of the govrenment
in Washington was today discussed by
President Roosevelt, who issued an
order to the heads of all departments
giving them explicit instructions as to
their duties in combating the disease
After referring to the report of the
committee appointed by an executive
order of December 7, 1905, to prepare
a plan for the prevention of tubercu
losis in government offices and work
shops, the order directs that the head
of each department in Washington
shall see that the printed rules pre
pared by the committee shall be placed
in each Federal building under his con
trol; that the names of persons in his
department who are afflicted with tu
berculosis be ascertained and a copy of
the rules be presented to each; that
non-observance of the rules may, at the
discretion of the department head, be
considered just cause for separation
from the serivce.
TAFT FOR SUPREME JUDGE.
Will Be Appointed to Succeed Justice
Henry B. Brown.
Washington, March 10. The Post
today says :
President Roosevelt has decided to
appoint William H. Taft, of Ohio, now
secretary of war, to the next vacancy
in the United States Supreme court.
That vacancy is to be created by the
voluntary retirement of Associate Jus
tice Henry B. Brown, who was appoint
ed in 1890 by President Harrison from
the state of Michigan.
When Chief Justice Fuller retires,
provided it is during the administra
tion of Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Taft will
be promoted to his exalted position.
The president has discussed the en
tire situation with his secretary of war,
and the latter, it was learned last
night, has given his assent to the plan.
This is the second time Mr. Taft has
been offered a place on the supreme
bench, the first time during the year
19C3, when he was serving as governor
of the Philippine islands.
Annual Fire at Dawson.
Seattle, March 10. A special to the
Times says: Dawson's annual fire oc
curred this morning at 2 o'cloek. The
fire originated in the furnace room next
to the Monte Carlo saloon and was
eaueed by an overheated furnace. In
five minutes the entire building waB
ablaze. The Monte Carlo building, the
largest structure on Front street, is
practically a total loss. The Northern
Commercial company fire department
responded promptly to the second
alarm and gave valuable assistance.
The lo:s is estimated at $60,000.
Chinese Emperor Is III.
Pekin, March 10. The emperor of
China, Tsai Tien, is ill. Telegrams
have been dispatched to all- the vice
rovs of China, asking them to send
their best physicians to Pekin. The
physicians at the palace here say the
emperor's illness ia serious, but not
AN ELEVATOR TRUST
United States Attorney Starts a
Suit in California.
ONLY THREE INDEPENDENT FIRMS
People West of Rocky Mountains Are
Charged Exorbitant Prices
by Bogus Bidding.
Washington, March 8. On advices
that Federal suit wasflledin San Fran
cisco today against 31 elevator concerns,
including the Otis elevator company,
on the charge of violating the anti
trust law, Attorney General Moody
made the following statement tonight:
'The United States attorney for the
Northern district of California, under
instructions from the attorney general,
filed in theUnited States Circuit court
for the Ninth district a bill of com
plaint against the Otis Elevator com
pany and 27 other companies and three
individuals engaged in the elevator
business, charging them with violation
of the Sherman anti-trust law. The
companies named as defendants com
prise the principal elevator companies
of the United States, but the operations
specifically complained of have been
carried on mainly in California and the
states and territories west of the Rocky
'It is charged that these'companies
make and sell at least 80 per cent of all
of the elevators used in that territory,
and that they have entered into a com
bination among themselves to control
and enhance the prices at which ele
vators are sold ; that, in order to make
the combination effective, the Otis Ele
vator company has acquired the whole
or a majority interest in the businesses
of all the other defendants, although
said defendants are said to be operating
as apparently separate and independent
concerns-, that, when an inquiry is re
ceived from a customer by any of the
defendants, it is immediately referred
to the Otis Elevator company, and, if
there is no outside competition, that
company designates the concern which
is to get the business, fixes an excessive
and exorbitant price to be charged and
directs the other companies to submit
bids, apparently in good faith, but
higher than the bid of the company
which has been designated to receive
the contract; if outside competition
does appear, one of these subsidiary
companies is directed to take the con
tract at a loss, in order to freeze out
The bill also alleges that there are
only three elevator companies not in
the combination carrying on business
west of the Rocky mountains.
JAPANESE ARMY INTACT.
Still Holds Manchuria, Says General
Tsarekoe Selo, March 8. General
Linievitch's report regarding the future
of Russia in the Far East is pessim
istic. He says the Japanese forces in
Manchuria are intact and liable to open
hostilites at any time. They argue
that many breaches of faith on the part
of the Russians invalidate the peace
treaty and give them a right to make
The general says the disaffection in
the army is not serious, but the admin
istration is bad. He advises that the
Siberian railroad be turned over to a
private company, that the investigation
directed against military chiefs be
dropped, that soldiers be treated with
libeality, and that a strong garrrison
be maintained in Manchuria.
The czar is said to have agreed with
the views expressed by Linievitch. All
the defeated generals will be given lu
crative positions. In the Amur region
the Cossack land system will be intro
duced, and the land will be distributed
among the soldiers who remaine in
military service. The immigration of
Russian peasants will be assisted with
subsidies, and thus Manchuria will be
Comparison of Rival Navies.
Paris, March 8. In the chamber of
deputies today Minister of Marine
Thomson, supporting the naval budget,
compared the French and German na
vies, saying: "Although the composi
tion of our squadrons is not perfect,
our armament is superior to Ger
many's. We have 190 heavy, 296
medium and 78 J small naval guua
more than Germany. Two new battle
ships will be ready next year and four
a year after, as well as a number of
cruisers, torpedo boats and submarine
Insurance Bill Passed In Kentucky.
Frankfort, Ky., March 8. The
house today by unanimous vote passed
a bfl providing for an annual account
ing and distribution of profits of all
life insurance companies doing business