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L A ID L A W , ('K O O K
A U m O R I/,H D
IN C O U IM )U A I I il)
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The Laidlaw B anking
OF LAIDLAW, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON
T ran sacts a G eneral B anking and T rust Business;
act* as ad m inistrator, executor or trustee of estates;
transfers m oney by mail or telegraph; collections m ade
prom ptly a n d upon favorable term s.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
In a Condensed Form lor Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A Resume of the Less Importent but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
J . P. Morgan has tied Italy in fear of
Carnegie favors a reform in the spell
ing of the E nglish language.
The czar is said to be paving the way
for a constitutional m onarchy.
J. D. LAID LA W
W . A. L A ID LA W
Representative l.andis, of Indiana,
T. A. R U TH ERFO RD has a plan for reform in government
Russia has openly declared for France
in the Moroccan dispute and Germany
lias raised a protest.
L A ID L A W , O R E G O N
The Comer Store
O F L A ID L A W
Opposite the Bank
Carries Dry Goods, Groceries, Men’s Fur
nishing Goods, Mattresses, Bed Springs and
H eary wind storm s along the A tlan t
ic have damaged shipping and lessened
th chances of saving vessels which went
ashore during recent storm s.
C. E. G runsky, consuslting engineer
of the Reclam ation service, has made
an adverse report on the Palouse irri
gation project, saying the cost is to ex
John D. Rockefeller has given $1 to
a New Jersey hospital in the name of
his grandson. The same mail contain
ed a gift from Mrs. M arshall Field,
J r ., for $100.
C apitalists have purchased the site
and buildings of the Lewis and Clark
fair andjw ill save the buildings from
furth er destruction!) for use in housing
large m anufacturing plants.
Governor Paltison, of Ohio, is im
An alliance of B ritain,
Russia is proposed.
Bedding, Stoves and Tinware, Doors and Win
The famine in Japan grows worse
and disease follows hunger.
dows, Paint, Washing Machines and Wringers.
A nthracite coal operators have split
on the wage scale to be paid m iners.
Heney says Bristol charges are base
less and Bristol w ill retain his office.
E. B. JA M E S ,
COOK AVENUE FEED YARD
GEORGE COUCH, Proprietor
Best of Hay and Grain
Continually on Hand
TRANSIENT TRADE SOLICITED
Twenty-six m iners perished in the
Century coal m ine disaster in West
The Interstate Commerce commission
is investigating underbilling frauds by
I t is claimed th a t only the details of
the Algeciras conference rem ain to be
Roosevelt is credited with
uolving the problem .
The government has given Herm ann
a b ill of particulars concerning the let
ter books destroyed, but his lawyers
continue to delay the tria l.
Attorney General Hadley, of Mis
souri,has called a truce on Rockefeller
while the latter may visit his new
grandson. Hadley says he can get all
the evidence he needs w ithout John D.
The German arm y is reported ready
Russia is on the eve of another rebel
The condition of Governor P attison,
of Ohio, is grave.
A snowslide killed six m iners near
G ranite, Colorado.
Roosevelt has proposed a compromise
in the Moroccan question which does
not please France.
Jam es A. Fee may be appointed
United States d istrict attorney for Ore
gon if Bristol loses out.
The conference between m iners and
operators of the an thracite coal district
has failed to reach a wage agreem ent.
Laidlaw and Bend Stage Line
We Have for Sale
Irrigated Land in the Deschutes Valley.
Deeded Land with Perpetual W ater Right in the
Famous Squaw Creek Country.
Improved and Unimproved Ranches.
A few good Business Locations.
Deeded Land with Private W ater Right, also Home
steads and Desert Claims.
For further information call or write
I t is now generally adm itted th a t be
tween 40 and 50 persons lost their
lives in the recent Denver & Rio Grand
wreck in Colorado.
The sidewheel steam er Olym pian,
w hich was being towed from San F ran
cisco to New York, was wrecked in the
Straits of M agellan.
Latest reports say nearly 2,000 were
killed and 6,500 injured by the e arth
quake in Form osa. All survirovrs are
in a state of extreme destitution.
An explosion in a coal m ine near
Fairm ont, W. V a., is known to have
killed 15 m iners and injured 25 others.
From 25 to 75 are m issing and th eir
fate is unknown.
Ex-Chief Engineer Wallace favors a
sea level canal.
Nineteen liveslwere lost in a storm
on the Gulf of Mexico.
A compromise a t the Moroccan con
ference is now promised.
Daring robbers have taken $432,500
from a Moscow, Russia, bank.
0 Jerom e says giving insurance money
to campaign committees is not larceny.
The price of bottles is to be increased
5 per cent by the m anufacturers.
8everal shipwrecks have resulted
from the recent storm on the A tlantic
Total collections in the United 8tates
from all sources for the relief of starv
ing Japanese now reaches $120,000.
The Laidlaw Land Co.
Laid law , Oregon
Objection to the appointm ent of W.
B. Hoggatt as governor of Alaska may
result in the selection of some one else.
A ttending physicians now believe
John I). Spreckles lias a chance of re
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O U R T R A D E W IT H CANADA.
ROGER S ANSWER S QU ERIES.
Growth Has Been Enormous, Despite
W ashington, March 27. — Trade of
the U nited States with Canada in the
fiscal year 1905 aggregated $202,949,-
213, against $89,429,096 in 1895, ac
cording to a bulletin issued by the de
partm ent of Commerce and Labor. It
shows th a t in the years from 1875 to
1895 our trade with Canada increased
$67,000,000, and from 1895 to 1905 it
The larger portion of this growth has
been on the export side. The im ports
increased from $27,86” ,615 in 1875 to
$62,469,432 in 1905, and exports ad
vanced from $34,547,219 in 1875 to
$140,529,581 in 1905.
“ T his rapid growth in trade relations
w ith C anada,” says, the bulleti , “ is
especially interesting, in view of the
varying conditions to which commerce
with Canada has been subjected. Dur
ing the period from 1855 to 1866 a re
ciprocity treaty was in force between
Canada and the United States, but in
the the latter year it was determ ined,
so th at commerce between the two
countries was unaffected by special
trade arrangem ents until April, 1898,
when the United States was placed at a
slight disadvantage as compared with
the U nited Kingdom, products from
th a t country entering the Dominion of
Canada being adm itted, by special a r
rangem ent, at a reduction of 12 H per
cent of the tariff levied on imports
from other countries.
“ August 1, 1898, the reduction of
British products was increased to 25
per cent, and on July 1, 1900, was still
further increased to 33}3 per cent.
Despite these advantages in favor of
goods entering Canada from the United
Kingdom, exports to Canada from th at
country grew from $29,743,712 in 18 7
to $59,603,556 in 1904, while exports
from the United States grew from
$64,928,825 in 1897 to $140,529,581 in
The percentage of imports to Canada
from the United States in 1905 was
60.6 and from the U nited Kingdom 24
Admits Standard Ownership of S u p
posed Independent Concerns.
New York, March 26*—H . H . Rogers
Saturday answered the questions p u t to
him by Attorney G eneral Hadley, of
M issouri, in the proceedings to oust the
Standard Oil company, the W aters-
Pierce Oil company, and the Republic
Oil company from M issouri, and the
Standard Oil lawyers adm itted th a t the
Standard owns a m ajority of th e stock
of the other two companies. Thus Mr.
Hadley has overcome his most recalci
tra n t witness and has proved the main
point of his contention. Today he will
go further and prove by docum entary
and other evidence th a t th e three com
panies are all managed by the Standaid
officials at 26 Broadway. There was a
decided change in Mr. Rogers’ m anner
under exam ination, but he still pleaded
lapse of memory or ignorance on several
im portant points. W. G. Rockefeller
also testified and his memory failed on
Mr. Rogers adm itted th a t he was a
stockholder in the Standard Oil com
pany of Indiana, but said he did not
know in detail of the conditions of the
sale of oil in M issouri, nor did he know
about the division of th a t state between
the W aters-Pierce and Republic Oil
COM PLA IN O F GRAZING RULE.
CR EA TED A T LAST.
Oregon Stockmen’s Grievances Are
Taken Up by Senator Fulton.
W ashington—Senator Fulton has re
ceived many letters of com plaint from
stockmen of Oregon, who express dis
satisfaction with the m anner in which
the forest service is managing the sum
mer range in forest reserves.
sheepmen of U m atilla county feel th at
they have been unfairly treated in the
distribution of range in the W enaha re
serve, and the sheep and cattlem en
whose stock is perm itted to graze in
the Cascade reserve ieel th a t they are
paying too mneb for the privilege. 8o
far as the Cascade reserve is concerned,
the sheepmen object to paying 6 cents
a head for the grazing privilege when
sheep are perm itted in other reserves
at 4 and 5 cents each.
The forest service explains th a t the
grazing season in the Cascade reserve
is longer than in the reserves where the
fee is sm aller.
So far as the Wenaha
reserve is concerned, the range has
been apportioned for the coming sea
son, and it is too late to bring about a
To ascertain all the
facts, w ith the view to laying the m at
ter before the forest service in its true
light, Mr. Fulton has requested the
stockmen of Oregon to furnish him with
accurate data, th a t he may adjust these
m atters beforo another grazing season
President Sets Aside Blue Mountains
for Timber Purposes.
W ashington—President Roosevelt, on
recommendation of th e iorest service,
has signed a proclamation creating the
Blue m ountain forest reserve in Eastern
Oregon, to embrace 2,627,270 acres.
The reserve as created follows the gen
eral lines of the tem porary w ithdraw al
made three years ago, with the excep
tion of 200,000 acres in the valley of
the Silvies river, which has been elim
inated because of the agricultural na
ture of the land. Around the edge of
the w ithdraw al small tracts of agricul
tu ra . and school land have been elim
inated and the boundaries are so drawn
as to exclude all laud lying along the
border which has passed into private
ownership under any public land laws.
The original Blue m ountain w ith
drawal embraced more than 3,000,000
acres. About 500,000 acres have been
left out, so as to make the reserve a
compact body of forest land.
The Dalles to Portage.
The Dalles— A company of local cap
italists, under the name of the Colum
bought the steam er George W. Simons
from the D., P. & B. N. Co. It will be
operated between Cascade Locks aud
the lower term inus of the state portage
road. The boat will leave Cascade
Locks at 6 o’clock in the m orning and
reach The Dalles at 10, making all way
It will lie here an hour,
then run to the lower term inus of the
portage, and returning will leave for
Cascade Locks a t 2 o’clock. It is the
purpose of the company in buying and
MISERY O F STARVIN G.
operating the boat to afford people
along the Columbia opportunity to
Ja p a n e se Live on Flour Mixed With make The Dalles th eir trading point.
S tra w and Weeds.
Many Buy Wallowa Timber.
Tokio, March 27. — The misery and
Wallowa— Locators have been doing
suffering in th e famine district has
been slight1 >Ue?ed
/ th e prom pt much business the past three m onths
oa account of a wild rush by local men
and liberal aid from toreign sources and outsiders to secure claims in the
and the abatem ent of th e rigors ot pine, tir and tam arack forests of W al
Sections which sold a t
w inter. The local authorities are try lowa county.
ing to i ovide work for the ablebodied, $1.25 an acre were bought first, and
only those claims rem ain which are in
but the extent of the work is inade the $2.50 sections. There are but a
quate, and tens of thousands are still few more claims open for location, and
it is expected the locating season will
on the verge of starvation.
Many parents are parting w ith their be closed w ithin 30 days.
are buying much* of th is tim ber, and
children, sending them ’to the already
from individual holders claim s p u r
crowded Okayama orphanage. Several chased for less than $500 are selling a t
children are quartered at the Ueyno from $1,000 to $1,600 each.
railway station in this city. Among carry from 1,000,000 to 3,000,000 feet
them was a girl 6 years old, who was to the quarter section.
found treasuring a package of d irty old
newspapers. On exam ination the pack
Enterprise Still Capital.
age was found to contain a postal card,
W allowa—The Wallowa county com
w ith the address of the parents of the missioners, a t th e ir last m eeting, ac
child, who had been told to mail the cepted the offer of F. D. McCully, L.
card upon her arrival a t her destina K napper and Aaron Wade, to build a
tion. The severity of the suffering u n wooden structure in E nterprise large
dergone by the children is clearly de enough to meet the county’s require
picted in the faces of those who are m ents for a courthouse, and to lease
compelled to part from th e ir homes, the same to the county for five years
where the food consists of flour mixed at an annual rental of $650. The
with straw and weeds. The m ixture is building is to be completed by August
beaten fine, form ing a paste, which 1. It w ill be of wood, but com para
contains only 25 per cent actual food tively safe, as it will be equipped with
a fireproof vault.
The board thus
The government hae rem itted the settled further controversy for five
lowest tax in the famine district, but years regarding the perm anent loca
this will not afford im m ediate relief. tion of the county seat.
The liberal contributions from Am eri
cans are already effective, and the re
Fight for a County Seat.
lief in the form of food and clothing is
City—The fight for the coun
commanding the h eartiest apprecia
ty seat now being waged between Can
yon City, the present capital, and
Another appeal for aid is preeenterd Prairie City, long aspirant for the
by the sufferers from the earthquake honor, is waxing red hot.
in Formosa, hundreds of whom are of Oregon provide th at a vote m ust he
homeless. The local government is orde-ed by the county court if a peti
busy providing food, caring for the in tion, signed by not less th an three
jured, and recovering and removing fifths of the registered voters, is pre
corpses, peveral hundred of which are sented. The promoters of the removal
buried under the debris.
have organized an im provem ent asso
ciation, and among other things have
secured subscriptions am ounting to-
Dowie in Mexica City.
Mexico City, March 27.—The Indian $20,000 for a new courthouse.
m urderers of a French priest near the
Great Loss in Malheur County.
m ountains ot Malinche will probably
Baker C ity—Sheepmen and stockmen
he shot on the scene of th eir crim e in
the state of Tlaxcala. L ieutenant G en of M alheur county are offering $80 a
eral Chaffee, U. 8. A., has returned ton for hay, according to report, and
here from the hot country.
Heavv the price is rapidly advancing, as very
rains have greatly helped the sanitary little feed could be bought even at this
condition of the city, and the typhus fabulous price. It is estim ated that
fever id abating.
John Alexander the storm which has swept over the
Dowie, of Chicago, arrived here Mon country during the past week will re
day Irom Jam aica. He is accompanied sult in the loss of at least 25 per c in t
by a nurse, but is much improved in of the livestock of M alheur county, as
many sheep and cattle were upon the
range when it struck.
Ship Afire Hits Rocks.
Lane Fruit is Unharmed.
8t. Johns, N. F .t March 27. — After
being in peril from fire a t sea and m an
Eugene— Dr. H . F. McCormick, Lane
aging by desperate efforts to reach this county fruit inspector, says it is bis
port in the m idst of a gale and a b lind opinion th at the freezing weat her of the
ing snow storm, the B ritish freight past few days has done no m aterial
steam er T itania struck a submerged damage to the fruit in th is vicinity.
rock in entering the harbor late last Each thaw has been accompanied by
night, bad a hole torn in her b ull, and cloudy weather. Had the sun shone
today lies on the beach, where she [w<s warm and bright each m orning the
put to prevent sinking. The’fire in the crop would have been ruined.
cargo of the m idship hold is «till b urn
Hop Sale at Woodburn.
Anrora — Ed Herron, the hopbuver,
Fire Destroyed Eleven Buildings.
th is week bought the Joe Kennedy hop
Fayetteville, N. C., March 27.— A ; crop of 72 bales at W oodburn, paying
fire which starteli in the Frank Thorn- ; better th an 9 cents. The hops were
ton Dry Goods company’s store last shipped direct to London. M. H . G il
night, in the center ot the city, de bertson, U lbm an Bros.’ agent here,
stroyed 11 buildings.
Loss, $300,000. | went to North Yakima a few days ago
No one was killed, but several persons to look after several big lota of hops
Long Winter in Wallowa.
Wallowa — 8now covers the entire
Wallowa valley and county, varying in
depth from five inches on the Im naha
and Grand Ronde river bottom s, to 17
inches on th e foothills of the Joseph
Stockmen are somewhat
anxious concerning feed. The unusual
long season will necessitate using much
more hay than is customary in average
w inters. Though this is a hay produc
ing county, and though great crops of
hay were put away last season, and
much old hay was left over, it is ex
pected th a t there will be no surplus.
Hopgrowers Elect Officers.
Salem — About 75 hopgrowers have
become members of the Oregon Hop-
growers’ association, recently organized
in this city, and perm anent organiza
tion has been effected by the election of
the following officers:
President, J .
K. Sears, McCoy; vice president, H.
C. Fletcher, Salem ; secretary, J . R.
Coleman, Salem ;
directors, J . T.
Wood, Salem ; Louis Ames, Silverton;
C. W. Beckett, Salem ; W. H . Egan,
G ervais; Francis Shafer, Salem .
Columbia County Breaks Record.
Salem—Columbia county breaks the
record in th e m atter of paym ent of
rtate taxes this year. -nute Treasurer
Moore received a draft last week for
$6,360, the am ount of general state
and school tax, and $265, the amount
due for the support of the A gricultural
college, from Colum bia county, for the
year 1906. Only half of this am ount
The rest n» ed not have
been paid u n til December 31.
Luckiamute Mohair Pool.
Independence—The Luckiam ute mo
hair pool has been organized at Arlie
and has the following officers:
dent, A. C. Staats; secretary, Maurice
Fowle; I. M. Simpson, A. C. Staats
and Maurice Fowle were elected a
board of managers. The new associ
ation already has a m em bership of 35,
representing 3,093 fleeces. It is prob
able 15 more names are to be added to
the m em bership soon.
P O R T L A N D MAY G E T T I M E BA LL
Navy Department Favorably Considers
Board of Trade’s Request.
W ashington, March 26. — Senator
Fulton was assured today by the secre
tary of the navy th a t the E quipm ent
bureau had been investigating the ne
cessity of installing at Portland the
tim e ball system for the aid of m ari
ners. M r. Fulton had presented the
request of the Portland board of trade,
with an urgent appeal th a t this usual
feature of m aritim e cities be part of the
governm ent equipm ent of P ortland.
The m atter seems to have the favor
of the head of the departm ent, and, u n
less unforeseen d :fliculties intervene,
orders for the work are expected to be
issued in the near future.
In presenting the request of P o rt
land’s m ariners and m erchants, the
j b >ard of trade em phasized the troubles
now experienced by captains in check
ing the variations of th e ir chronom e
ters, a n d ‘brought to the attention of
the senator the large num ber of vessels
an n u ally .
facts have been placed before the de
BAKS JA P A N E S E FIS HERM EN .
Fulton’s Alaska Bill Will Pass H ouse
W ashington, March 26.—Japanese
encroachm ent in the fishing w aters of
Alaska will be brought to a close th is
year. Senator F ulton’s b ill p ro h ib it
ing aliens from taking fish in th e wa
ters of th a t d istric t is on the house
calendar and is assured of final enact
m ent there. For some tim e, especially
last year, the Japanese have been press
ing th e ir fishing operations furth er and
further on the Am erican side of Ber
ing sea and the N orth Pacific ocean.
United States vessels found them last
year far in the Alaska fisheries catching
salmon in large quantities and pickling
fish for return t i Jap an .
were made, but most of th e Japanese
vessels took to flight when observed.
Cattle Bring Higher Price.
FA LL S IN T O REBEL TRAP.
Pendleton—Three cars of cattle were
shipped to Beattie from Pendleton a
few days ago, bringing $4.50 per h u n Governor Curry, ot Samar, May Be
Captive of Pulajanes.
dred pounds. T his is about 1 cent a
pound higher th an the last shipm ent
Manila, March 26. — In the recent
recent fight at Magtaon in the center of
Sam ar between the constabulary and a
P O R TL A N D M A R K E T S .
force of Pulajanes two constabulary
officers and several privates were
W heat—Club, 68c; bluestem , 69c; wounded.
The loss of the Pulajanes
red, 66c; valley, 69c.
is unknow n. Governor C urry is m iss
Oats— No. 1 w hite feed, $27.50; gray, ing.
$27 per ton.
Governor C urry, Judge Lobiner and
Barley — Feed, $23.50@24 per to n ; Superintendent of Schoois Hoover pro
brewing, $24@ 24.50; rolled, $24.50(3 ceeded to a town expecting to receive
in surrender a large band of Pulajanes.
Buckw heat—$2.25 per cental.
It is now suspected th a t the offer by
Hay— Eastern Oregon tim othy, $1 7(3 the Pulajanes to surrender was a
18 per ton; valley tim othy, $8(39; treacherous ruse.
clover, $7 50@8; cheat, $6@7; grain
Reinforcem ents of constabulary have
been ordered to proceed to the district
Apples—$1.50(32.75 per box.
and Provincial T reasurer W hittier, of
Vegetables— Asparagus, 8)^@9c per Samar, has recommended th a t Federal
pound; cabbage, l l^ @ l% c p e r pound; troops be held in readiness.
cauliflower, $2(32 25 per crate; celery,
75@90c per dozen; rhubarb, $1.50
Fortune in a New Carnation.
per box; sprouts, 8(3(3 10 c per pound;
New Bedford, Mass., March 26.— H .
turnips, $1(3125 per sack; carrots
65@75c per sack; beets, 85c(3$l per A. John, a local florist, has succeeded
in developing a white carnation which
Onions— No. 1, 75@90c per sack; No. promises to surpass every famous pink
heretofore raised and for which he has
2, nom inal.
Potatoes — Fancy graded Burbanks, refused an offer of $8,000» it is a
5 )(355c per hundred; ordinary, nomi- carnation which, according to florists
fills a long felt want in th a t it is a per
n i l ; sweet potatoes, 2J4(32Jl*c Per
fect white flower of extraordinary size,
B utter— Fancy creamery, 27}^ (330c with a stem of great length, and a ca
lyx which will not bu rst. Added to
Eggs — Oregon ranch, 16c per these, it has an other essential of the
successful carnation — exquisite frag
Poultry—Average old hens, 14(314^ rance.
per pound; mixed chickens, 13 (313 H c ;
Rival of S tan d ard Oil.
broilers, 28@29c; young roosters, 13
Los Angeles, March 26.—The Times
(3 13 H e;
dressed chickens, 15(316c; turkeys, says th is m orning: W ith the comple
live, 16(317c; turkeys, dressed, choice, tion of the pipeline across the isthm us
18(3 20c; geese, live, 8 (3 9c; geese, of Panam a through the canal zone, u p
on which work is now being rushed, it
dressed, 10(311c; ducks, 16(318c.
Hops—Oregon, 1905, choice, 10 (3 is practically settled th at the Union Oil
10 H e per pound; prim e, 8 H @ 9 H e; company will establish, on the Atlantic
coast south of New York, an immense
m edium , 7@8e; olds. 6(37c.
Wool — Kastern Oregon average best, refinery plant, and th at a hid will he
16(32lc per pound; valley, 24(326c; made by the united interests to control
the asphalt m arket of the Fast and
m ohair, choice, 25(328c.
Veal— Dressed, 3)^@8c per pound. fight the Standard.
Beef — Dressed hulls, 2 ^ @ 3 c per
pound: cows, 3 H (3 4 34c; country Must Not Buy Convict-M ade G oods.
W ashington, March 26.— Represent
steers, 4 (3 5c.
M utton —Dressed, fancy, 8 \ (39c per ative Sibley has introduced a bill pre
pound; ordinary, 4 (35c; lambs, 8(3 venting officers or agents of the govern
ment from Tmying goods m ade by con
9 H e.
Pork— Dressed. 6(36H e per pound.« vict laborers.