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S. A. THOMAS,
LEXINGTON . . . .. ... .OREGON
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Ii a Gc:d8Bd Fcra for Our
A Ruuma of tho Lost Important but
Not Lots Interostmg Events
of tho Past Wook.
Boilermakers on the Southern Paciflo
lines are on strike.
Negrres in Cuba have organized an
independent party for their own benefit.
Ten jurorsjhave now been secured in
the Halsey bribery case at San Francisco.
Several persons were killed and much
property destroyed by tornadoes in
Iowa and Minnesota.
Bears driven from cover by forest
fires terrorized the town of Stand ish,
Michigan, for several hours.
Peary starts for the North pole and
Lis wife and chi dren take up their
residence on hagle island, oft the coast
of Maine, to await his return.
Emil J. Zimmer, of the Pacific States
Telephone company, pleads not guilty
to the charge of contempt of court in
refusing ts testify against Louis Glass.
A temporary injunction has been
granted by the Federal court rest'ain
ing the labjr unions from boycotting
the telephone company in Helena,
Montana, where a strike is on.
Four anarchists were wounded by
the accidental explosion of a bomb at
Ambassador Eosen, from Russia,
revels in American humor and reads
every funny paper he can get.
Eleven Chinese who had just been
smuggled across the Eio Grande river
were captured at El Paso, Texas.
A Salvador warship fully armed and
provisioned has sailed frsm San Fran
cisco and another will soon follow.
Many employes on the Panama canal
are getting married, because the gov
ernment provides separate homes for
A Chine?e laundryman of Potteville,
Pa,, has legally adopted a white boy,
with the consent of the boy's mother
Turkish troops are devastating Per
sian villages and killing and enslaving
the inhabitants. Twelve girls were
carried away irom one village.
The United States ambassador to
Austria, Charles S. Francis, and Er
nest Hamlin Abbott, of New York,
were entertained at luncheon by Presi
The American Tobacco company has
declared on its common Btcck the regu
lar quarterly dividend of 2 per cent
and an ext-a dividend of 7)4 per cent,
again-1 2 regular and 5 per cent ex
tra at the last previous declaration.
ihe dividend is payable September 2.
Hall Caine is ' believed to be the
richest novelist in the world.
An explosion of firedamp in a Prus
sian mine killed 18 men and injured 11
Pacific Coat lumbermen will fight
the proposed advance in lumber rates
o Jviississipi valley points.
One hundred unruly members of the
uouhbi, .ireiana, police lorce have been
exiled and 150 more will follow.
KEYS SILENT AT CHICAGO.
Operator Refuse to Work With Non
union Men at Los Angeles.
Chicago, Aug. 9. The telegraph
operators who are employed by the
Western Union Telegraph Company
in Chicago went on strike tonight at
12 o clock. The trouble was precipl
tated-by the Los Angeles strike,
which was started two days ago.
Tonight the local executive board
of the Commercial Telegraphers'
Union met and discussed the remov
ing of the men who refused to work
with the non-union operators em
ployed in Los Angeles. "When the
men were notified of this step all
ODeratnrs emnloved in tho overlnnd
division of the local office refused to
work any longer with the non-union
men. wnen wis action was, taken,
Night Chief Harry Price ordered all
wno rerusea to worK to leave the of
fice. He then went into other divl
sions and requested the men to go
Into the overland division. -In every
case he was met with a refusal, un
tn over 70 men were sent home.
The grievance committee of the
union called on Mr. Price and not)
fied him that unless every man wan
reinstated Dy midnight every union
man in the oflice would be called
out. This was refused and promptly
at midnight, by a prearrangement, a
wnistie was mown and every opera
tor employed in the main office, with
tne exception or six wire loop chiefs,
including Mr. Price and his two as
sistants, left their keys and with i
round of cheers filed out of the of
fice. The men emnloved hv tho om
pany at the various morning news
papers nad Deen notified of the con
templated strike and they also quit
The local officials of the union tn
night stated that the day operators
employed oy the company, most of
whom belong to the union, would re-
ruse to go to work in the morning.
This will include all branch offices
throughout the city.
FANATICS WAGE HOLY WAR.
A German princess who systematic
ally stole Bilver plate from European
hotels has been exonerated, on the
ground of insanity. -
Five hundred brakemen and a num
ber of conductors on the Colorado
Southern railroad have struck for an
increase of 2 cents an hour.
Three-fifths of the output of the great
DeBeers diamond mines in South Af
rica is taken by American dealers and
prices are steadily rising.
Rota, the fighting leader cf the Pula
janes in the island of Leyte, has been
sentenced to death. One companion
was sentenced to imprisonment for life
and four others were given 35 years.
The trial of Faustino Ablen, the chief
of the Pulajanes, will take place this
Nationalists have a safe majority in
the newly-elected Philipine assembly.
. Germany cures mental and nervous
., wrecks and drunkards by putting them
at steady employment.
The railroads and the Steel trust are
wrangling over the question of broken
rails, each blaming the other.
Rich Americans can not escape taxes
by establishing residences in En
They will be subject to taxation under
the Jinglisn laws.
A blast of 6,000 tons of high explo
sive was fired in Dreaking up a moun
tain of fine marble in Italy. It dis
lodged 600,000 tons.
Native Tribes of Morocco Bent on
Extermination of Foreigners.
London, Aug. 9. The horrors of
tne looting or Casa Blanca Ty native
tribesmen are becoming known and
meir recital is innaming the minds
of the natives against all Europeans.
The situation in various coast towns
is worse. The natives are excited. A
holy war is being preached at Rabat.
Anti-foreign sentiment is growing
as a result or the activities of fanat
ical agitators. There is fear of a gen
eral outbreak. A number of Euro
pean families are preparing to flee
from Tangier. The Angera tribes
men in the immediate vicinity of
Tangier are restless and may break
out soon. The Moorish authorities
have practically no control over tho
There are many complaints among
the Europeans that France acted in
advisedly at Cana Rl
barding the town before nrotef-tfnn
could be arranged for the Jews and
Europeans there and elsewhere on
the coast-and in the interior.
The news from Casa Blanca as to
the situation there today unites in
showing that the bombardment was
continued for longer than was first
supposed and that the lack of an
adequate French force to afford pro
tection resulted m an opportunity
for barbarous looting, rapine and
pillage, with all the accompaniments
of murder and horror. The French
landing parties could not control the
situation. , Moorish authority van
ished with the first French gunshot
ana lawlessness reigned.
It Is now reported, however, that
between 2,000 and 3,000 French and
Spanish marines and bluejackets are
ashore at Casa Blanca and that or
der has been restored. The Euro-1
peans there are all safe. The loss of
are among the Moors resulting from
the- bombardment appears to be
much greater than was first indi
Employes oi Both Western Union
and Postal Go Oat.
COMPANIES READY; FOR FIGHT
Most of Large Offices of West Are
Now Idle and Balance Await
Order to Walk Out.
All ODeratora nf hnth comnanles
at Uhicago strike.
Almost every onerator out at. Tfan
sas City, Denver, Salt Lake, New Or
leans. Toneka. Dallas. Fort Worth.
Operators at St. Louis. St.. Paul.
Omaha, Portland and Indianapolis
await orders from President Small
wow York operators, numbering
3,000. meet Sunday to decide on Ac
Operators accuse Western Union
or violating agreement for settle
ment of San Francisco strike. TIibv
demand 25 per cent increase in salary-
eight hour day for day work,
seven and one-half hours for night
work and recognition of-union.
Both companies declare nnrnoso
to fight to a finish and deny there is
President Small of union savs
companies have violated agreement
and promises sensational exDosures.
Chicago, Aug. 10. Following the
lead of the telegraph operators em
ployed by the Western Union Tele
graph Company, in Chicago, the tele
graphers in nine other cities through
out the United States quit work yes
terday. The 600 men employed by
the Postal in Chicago, who belong to
the same local of the Commercial
Telegraphers' Union as the Western
union operators, and who declare
that their- working conditions with
the comnanv are unsatisfactory, took
advantage of the situation and quit
at o o ciock. -
With the walkout of the Postal
employes, Chicago last night was left
With about 35 onerators endeavoring
to. transmit the business of both tele
graph companies, where, under nor
mal conditions, fully 1,500 men are
necessary to do the work.
The other Western Union offices
which became involved in the
trouble together, together with the
numDer or men who quit work, are:
Salt Lake City, 36; Helena, 40; Kan
sas City, 330 Dallas, 105; Fort
Worth. 40: Colorado Sorines. 10.
and Denver, 83.
In New Orleans the men employed
by the Postal Telegraph Company
left their keys to enforce demands
made on the company several weeks
Two Warships for Salvador.
San Francisco, Aug. 9. Provi
sioned for three months with a large
supply of ammunition and . wren nt
quick-firing machine guns of the lat
est ana most deadly type., the Salva
dor warship Areata was ready tn sail
last night. The other Salvador war
ship, the President, is also in readi
ness to follow the Areata. She is
provisioned for six months and Is
also said to be heavily armed. Both
the President and Areata have been
painted a gray war color. They have
ubu Hirengtnenea in tne construc
tion of additional armor
Texans Amend Constitution.
Austin, Texas, Aug. 9. Early re
turn received from today'B special
election held throughout the state to
pass upon several constitutional
amendments indicate that the amend
ment providing for a confederate
women's home, an agricultural bu
reau, and for a road tax, will be car
ried, while those providing for an In
crease in the pay of members of the
legislature and for a state nrintino-
plant will probably be defeated.
Russia Will Rebuild Navy.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 9. The Navy
Department intends, in the course of
the current year, to lay down two
Dattieships of a low type. Their dis
placement is to be 19,970 tons, arm
ament ten 12-lnch guns and minor
batteries, turbine engines, and a
speed of 12 knots an hour.
France May Have to Stay. -
Paris. Aue. 10. In snlte of the
firm intention of the French govern
ment to keep within the terms of the
Algeclras convention in its dealings
with Morocco, the French nresn
cieariy foresees that France, unless
the situation rapidly improves, has
entered unon a lone and heavy task.
The newspapers express the opinion
mat France, upon which the chief
burden of restoring security In the
disturbed country will fall, may ha
forced to occupy in turn all Moroc
can ports ana then probably be com
Pelled to undfirtal a. nnnltlve ovno
dltlon to Fez, after which it would
be impossible to withdraw, as was
the case With the British ln Fe-vnt
As the British bombardment of Alev-
andria ensured the prestige of Great
Britain m Egypt, so, It is argued, the
French bombardment of Casa Blanca
win nave a similar effect in Morocco.
An expedition to Fez, the newspapers
point out, would, like the British vic
tory at Tel el Kebir complete the
Monument to Victor Hugo.
Brussels, Aug. 10. A simple Dru
idical stone is to be placed at Water
loo In commemoration of Victor
Hugo. The sponsor of the movement
Is Count Louis Cavans, who has di
rected the activities for the nreser.
vation of the souvenirs of the great
oattie, ana it is he that has given the
ground upon which will be erected
the Simple monument. Tho Insnrln.
uon win De "To Victor Hugo, Im
mortal Bard of Waterloo." The
memorial Will he dedicated toward
mo cuu ui me year.
Columbia Life Baft Picked Up.
San Frfinrlapn Alio- in A life raft
AAurj v in,v turn
rrom the Columbia was picked up to
day at Half Moon Bay, 30 miles south
Of the Golden fintn rin the toft vora
found an oar and an undergarment
uearmg me initials G. T. S.." Pre
sumably it belonged to George T.
Sparks, the banker of Fort. Smith
Ark., who was among the drowned.
Mysterious Plague In Arizona.
Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 10. News
comes from Wickenburg, a mining
town 60 miles northwest of Phoenix,
that some sort of a nla pit A has hrokon
out there which local doctors are un-
aDief to diagnose and treat success
fully. Several donthu h
during the past few days..
French Slay Hundreds of Moors In
Punishment for Treachery.
Tangier, Aug. 7. Casu Blauca, on
the Moroccan coaBt, has been bom
barded by French cruisers, the
Moors are reported to have been shot
down in large numbers, and the town
since last Sunday night has beeri
practically in the possession of land
ing parties from French and Span
ish cruisers. The first shots were
fired by the Moors. The French re
sponded with a bayonet charge and
the bombardment of the native quar
ter with melinite shells. The French
had six men wounded but no one
killed. No European residents were
The occupation of Casa Blanca is
direct outcome of the -native un.
rising, which resulted in the killing
last week of eight Europeans at Casa
Blanca. Both France and Sun In nr
hurrying other warships with troops
and marines on board to various
points on the Moroccan coast for the
protection of foreigners.
Under the terms of the Al earlraa
Convention the two nowern am
charged with the policing of seaports
of Morocco and their action at Casa
Blanca has brought no protest from
any power. The states of Europe
have eXnraHRnd their nllllnirnooo hnt
r -.. v-. v ....u.swo .ua
France and Spain restore order in
Morocco, mo other countries are involved.
News of flehtine at. C.naa rtlnn
was brought here bv the at earner
Anatole. On Saturday night the
French naval officer l n pnmnifind in
formed the Moorish authorities that
he was going to land a force for the
protection of the French ronatil An.
thorizatlon tO do SO was o-lven The
force went ashore Sunday morning
at aaypreak. The Frenchmen were
no sooner on the beach than they
were fired upon by Moorish soldiers
and in this first encounter the
French force sustained all its casual
ties. The Frenchmen fought their
way to the consulate and then sig
naled the cruiser Galilee to homhnrd
tne native quarter.
The Galilee at once onened nnnn
the Moors. She was Joined at 11
o'clock by the French cruiser Du
Chayla and both fired until 5 non
rounds of ammunition had been ex
pended. This fire is said to have
been disastrous to the Arabs. The
batteries on a fort at the month of
the harbor fired at one of the French
cruisers, but it was quickly silenced
A second French landing nortv
went ashore and lolned the fii-ot
party at the consulate. A third party
from the SDanish cruiser rnn Aimn
de Bazen was landed and occupied
iue opanisn consulate. The Euro
pean quarter of Casa Blanca was not
The remainder of the v.n
residents of Casa, Blanca are either
at their respective consulates or have
taken refuge on board a German and
English vessel in the harbor.
France and Spain have agreed on
the terms Of a French-Snnnlah nnto
informing the powers signatories of
the Algeclras convention, including
the United States, of their intention
to keep within the terms of the
vention in dealing with the situation
In Morocco. The next measures to
be adopted denend larceiv
develops at Casa Blanea as a result
of the occupation of that town.
AFTER BIGGER GAME
Bonaparte Will Get Officials of
WOULD SEND OFFENDERS TO JAIL
Proposes to Proceed Against Princi
pals In Violations of Antl
New York, Aug. 8. A special dis
patch to the New York Times from
Lonox, Mass., sent under today's date
That criminal prosecutions will be
taken in the near future as a result
of the Interstate Commerce I
gatlon of the Harriman railroad sys
tem was the information obtained
here upon authority this afternoon on
the virtual eve of the'refurn of At
torney General Bonaparte to Wash
Mr. Bonaparte was asked if action,
personally, against individuals would
be included in the prosecutions. He
replied somewhat emphatically: "I
have noticed a good many complaints
that criminal prosecutions against
trust magnates and sentences of im
prisonment for them have been very
infrequent and, in fact, for practical
purposes unknown. It is perfectly
true that, in my opinion at least, a"
better moral effect would be pro
duced by sending a few prominent
men to Jail than by a great deal of
litigation, however successful, against
the corporations they controlled.
"Some time since two corporations
and their respective presidents were
indicted jointly for violation of the
anti-trust law. If the pornornMnne
were guilty of such, it would be hard
for the lay mind, at least, to see how
their presidents could be innocent.
Nevertheless the Jury convicted the
corporations and acquitted their
"It is the avowed purpose of the
department of Justice to prosecute
criminally any one who is really re-
spunBiDie ior violations' or the anti
trust law, wherever it can do so with
any reasonable probability of success.-
It does not care to prosecute
mere underlings who are known to
everyone to have acted under the di
rect authority of their superiors.
"If it can get a case against any of
the superiors such as Justifies a rea
sonable hope on the part of exper-
iencea lawyers that he can be pun
ished personally the department will
undoubtedly take advantage of the
opportunity as soon as it is presented."
PROTECT ALL EUROPEANS.
Paris, Aug. 7. A special dispatch
received here from Tangier says the
street fighting in the bombardment
of Casa Blanca, according to a refu
gee who arrived from there on the
steamer Anatole. continneri tv,,,.
1 -. i. v. . v. ii.vueii-
out Sunday, and was still in progress
when the Anatole left ot ft
Sunday evening. The French ships
fired a total of about 2,000 shells.
The number of Moorlshdead will
run into the hundreds, a
party of marines killed 150 Moors.
ine rencn wounded number about
12. No Frenchmen were killed The
Marabout SIdi Marouf was wounded.
Paris. Aue. 7 A correanondont. of
the Matin says the military commander
m vara xianca sent excuses to the
Fre nob consulate for the attack on the
landing rjartv from the noli Ion fnv
which he blames the customs guards.
The consul thereupon demanded that
the culprits be riven to him. Tne
commander complied and sent the sol
dieer in chains to the consulate. The
consul intimated that they would be
instantly shot at the firstt sign of fresh
Fines Coal Land Thieves.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 7. In the
Federal Court Judge J. A. Riner this
afternoon overruled the motion for
new trial in the cases of .E. M. Hol
brook, E. E. Lonebaugh and Robert
McPhiiamy. recently convicted haia
of conspiracy to defraud the govern
ment in the acquisition of coal land
The Judge imposed a fine of $10,000
each on Holbrook and T,onoha,n
and a $20,000 fine on , McPhiiamy,
whom he deslenated an the tool of
the coal miners. Each must pay one
third of the costs and stand com
mitted to Jail until paid.
Lithographers Admit Defeat.
New York. An t Tti t.. i.
of the Lithographic Artists, Engrav
ers & Designers' League with the Na
tional Association nf Timlin..!--
uuuugioyuerB, wmcn Degan in Au
gust, 1906, has been ended as a re
sult of the abandonment nt tVo tit
K, ,. "6"t
But Morocco Must Also Grant Other
Demands ot France.
Tangier, Aug. 8. Upon the de
mand of the French Charge, Moham
med el Torres, the representative of
the Sultan here, has reiterated the
Instructions he had previously issued
to assure the safety of the Europeans
at ' Tangier and other ports and:
The French steamer Anatole J
which broueht the news of the homj..
bardment of Casa Blanca, has been
requisitioned by the French Charges
who will use her as a dispatch-boat.
A guard to -protect the French
Consulate will immediately be landed
The French Charge d' Affaires has
made the following formal demands
upon the Moroccan government:
"First That the Moroccan auth
orities at Casa Blanca place them
selves under the orders of the com
mander of the French forces.
"Second That, the
French citizens at Fez and other
places in the interior be guaranteed.
"Third That the Moroccan auth
orities hasten the reparation for the
murder of Dr. Mauchamp.
"Fourth That the Moroccan au
thorities expedite the preparation for
the application of the reforms agreed
uyuu vy me Aigeciras convention."
Brakes Are Bad.
Chicago, Aug. 8. Western railway
managers are considerably agitated:
j tuo uuarge tnat the Inability of
air-brakes now in use to control fast
trains is responsible for many wrecks
and the further intimation that they
J5 lo equ,D tneIr trains
with new brakes which - have been
successfully tested by the Pennsylva
nia system. The Westinghouse peo
ple have perfected a brake which, it
IS alleged, under hard toat- l en L
. . .vdw io uv; per
cent more effective than anvthlmr
w ,In use. but the railroads are
slow to adopt it.
f Jnf'rr8 A.ng'Jr"A SPeC,al SPatcl
fhe JaD?'f ihls ftfte"oon says that
the Moorish troops composing the
garrison or Casa Blanca have been.
?ame,?. and that thelr arms and
ammunition have been deposited at
offlM ,re vch consulate. The Moorish
officials have confided the protection
of the city to the-Franco-Spanish.