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SALEM. OREGON, TUESDAY MORNTNQ, FEBRUARY 7, 1905.,
FIRST SECTION EIGHT PAQE3.
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CAR CRASHES
into A CURVE
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v-mft!OT DEATH OVERSIIADOW3
V SIXTY PASSENGERS. -
STREET OAS riIE9 FROM BAILS,
On Killed, Two Fatally Injured Scores
Badly Cat and Braised in
Portland Accident.
Portland Consolidated Trolley Car
Dashes From Tracks and Bolls Onto
the Street Motonnan Loses Control
- of Car as It Speeds Down Grade.
POET LAND, Feb. 6. One person
killed, fcwo" fatally, "9 seriously :nd a
More of others badly injured, is the
tan; of disaster recorded at an early
hour in this eity today. ;
Dashing at a maddening rate down
East Elison street, at 7:25 o'clock ibis
monuif. car Aa
Consolidated Railway company, swung
into an open enrve at E4st Twenty-
eighth street, 'truck the heavy switch
rail, bounded, high into the air, and
fell crashing on - its side, imprisoning
Gfl passengers within its crushed sides,
-snuffing out the life of one man and
threatening the lives of many otters.
.'The unusual speed at which the cur
was running was due to the fact that
it was late on its run from Montavilbt,
a suburb of Portland, and the tnotor
man was speeding up to makts his
schedule.
The car was in charge of Conductor
H. Y. Smith and Mocorman H. W.
Johnson, both extra men. The n otor
maa claims he was unable t. manipu
late ths brake because of the crowded
condition of the front, platform. Pas-
BETERTDGE ORATES.
Iloosier Consnmes Greater Fart of Day
in speech, supporting state,
hood Bill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. The long,
drawn-oat, general debate on. the bill
creating two states out of the Temtor
les of Oklahoma and the Indian Terri
tory and . New, Mexico and Arizona was
concluded today with a speech by Bev-
wiulte wnich consumed the greater
pan or the day's session, lie renewed
the principal arguments in opposition
to the bill, giving special attention to
ine proposition to unite Aruona and
New Mexico., lie spoke for almost
three hours and closed amid a cordial
burst of applause from the galleries.
Previous ' to Beveridge's speech, For
ager apoae in support of his amendment
to eliminate. Arizona and New Mexico
from the proposition. The only other
important business ofjthe day was the
receipt through the House managers of
tne House's- replication of Judge
owayne's answer in the impeachment
trial.' :
SHE DEFIES THEM
MISS EVA TODD, TEACHER AT AS
TORIA, REFUSES TO BE
QUARANTINED.
Was HI, Doctor Pronounced It Case of
Scarlet Fever and Placed Her Under
Isolated TreatmentGirl Insists Doe
tor Is Mistaken.
ASTORIA, Ore- Feb. 3. Miss Eva
G. Todd, ono of the teachers in Adair
public school, who came here from Hub-
bard, Ore.', a few months ago, although
under quarantine because of an attack
or scarlet fever, yesterday left home,
went to school a usual and attended
to her duties. The principal did not
know what had confined her
FINN FIRES
FELLS FOE
( . s
PROCURATOR GENERAL IS TT-T.rn
BY LEADEN BULLET.
MURDERER GIVES NAME OF GADD
Fights Duel With Murdered Man's Son
in Which Both Men Are
' I ;.r Injured."'
Political Enmity Said to Be Motive or
Crime That Carries off Soisalon Soin
inen, Procurator General of Finland
Officer Expired Immediately.
angers are allowed t9 ride on the for-iroom anJ fYul not Jnn -t mta tfae
warrena oi ears, wnero in-y can en- arrival of thc elt pliv,i,iail who or
W j..n.UK su.u.v iered her back home. She refused un
; . , . . jtil a itolieeman was summoned.
day t the effect .that the motonnan evening after Captain Ganynal, of the
M.Q ouuv wu uc pn - nnliff fnro h-i.I vim hn uhnA an.
mile from the faUl curve. It was also MaT. n.Uh fin1 h. th.
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in 'the
anaonneed from the same source that , wk- .h i
a m. f ' " asra,r iiau a v is a IS t w
UB'e?h,td T d he "-'meantime is not known, and after she
possibilify. Eye witnesses.to the wildjttatl home d the quarantine
rusa oi tne car ana jonu .nmer,
was on tho front
the motonnan made
the. ear until it had started to round
. the carve of death.
The ear was laden with working peo
no joth .wmer, w!t had been displayed, she pent
platform, assert that i eveniBK ont f riend
le no effort to rheek thijJ carned a spe
the
pie, who live tn tne suourrm, ;u nasien
f Ug to earn their daily bread, yearly
every One "of these were injured more
or less severely. ,
- Rudolph Johnson, an employe rt the
Standard Box factory, was killed cut
right. Louis Stevens and C. II. Love
joy, . both oi Montavilla, were fatally
is jo rent. '
" TURNED DOWN.
Mine Owners Refuse to Confer With
the Striking Operators and Mat
ter Referred to Chancellor.
ESSEN, Feb. 6. The committee of
even addressed a telegram to the Mine
Owners Association today asking an in
terview for the discussion of five points
in the operatives ' . demands which the
eommittee i believed necessary to re
sumption of work.. The association re
plied with equal pouteness, declining
to'reeeive the committee, alleging it did
not represent the operatives, since it
was nnable to control their actions. Tho
association -fwa willing only t discuss
reasonable complaints after work was
resumed. After getting this Teply
Johann Effert, chairman of the eominit
tee of seven, telegraphed to Chancellor
Von Buelow informing him of the fruit
less correspondence with the. association
making certain mederate. demands for
operatives and stating that work would
perhaps be resumed immediately if con
T's commenced. The chancellor an
swered back that if work was resumed
he would receive the representatives of
the operatives and employes for further
negotiation. .The committee decided it
was' nnable to advise -miners to resume
but will leave thematter to a confer
ence of the deleagtes of the wholo min
ing district which meets Thursday.
special
meeting of the city health board, was
held, and it was decided to place her
under arreftt. This was very easv of
accomplishment, but what to do i with
her after arrest txt-amo a serious ques
tion, as th police station is a shack
and tho eity pest, house worse, while
the local hospital would not accept a
patient with a contagious disease like
scarlet fever, which Miss Todd has
now developed in bad form. It was
then decided to keep her home if pos
sible, and if she still insisted upon be
iag inf factious, to treat her as a coin
mo a woman and to take her to the city
jail or pest house,
The members of the school board de
cided toMy to nold a special meeting
as early as possible to consider her
case, and from th-3 expressions of a
majority of the "members she will not
be retained in fler ; position.
Miss TchI.I is a
years of age, very
woman., of about 24
good looking, popu
lar with her scholars and one who has
proven a conscientious teacher. She
had never been ill before m her life,
and her belief that she could not get
sick led her to believe that the physi
cians did not diagnose er case correct
ly, so she acted on her own judgment.
This i,the only explanation of her ac
tion, of which she is far from being
repentant. r
OLYMFIA PROVIDES MONEY.
OLYMTIA. Feb. 6. Senator Ruth's ef
fort to secure a reconsideration of the
capital removal bill in the Sentae failed
by a vote, 23 to 12. The House today
passed without debate the bill provid
ing for a state tax commission, also a
bill empowering the county commission
ers to levy mill to make local dis
plays at the Lewis and Clark Centen
nial.
A;L0W PRICE
is Your
Worst
Without Qiiality
Pocketbook's
Ivalue doesnt depend on price.
The reliable quality of our merchandise has won
more patrons than all the low prices possible to quote
We never buy an article until we are convinced
that Jt will prove satisfactory to the customer.
75
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12. OS. tG
Undersells "Regular Stores": Dry Goods, Shoes,
Clothte "Ladies and Mens Furnishings. :am ,
SalcmsChcnpe3t One Price; Ccsh Store
HELSINGFORS. Feb. 6. Soisalon
Soininen, Procurator General of Finland
known by the name of Johnsson, Was
assassinated today by a young man
Whose identity at present is not deter
mined, s The assassin of Soininen and
Soininen 's son fought and both were
wounded, the duel following the mur
der. The-' motive of the erime appears
to be purely political, the slain official
being a prominent member of tho gov
ernment party. The murderer appeared
at the Procurator's residence at 11
o'clock and sent in his card, bearing the
name of Alexander Gadd, who is in the
Russian, service. The voung man who
was smartly dressed in an officer's uni
form, was admitted to the official's
study, and upon entrance fired four
shots from his revolver, one of the bul
lets piercing the breast of the Procur
ator, who expired almost instantly.
Soininen 's 10-year-old son, hearing tho
shots, rushed from an aajoining room
and fired three or four shots at his fath
er's aaHailant, whose right leg was
broken below the knee by a' bullet, lie i
is also slightly wounded in the shoulder
and finger of the loft hand. The assass
in fired one remaining bullet in his re
volver nt young Soininen, wounding
him slightly in the calf of the right
leg. He theii pndeavored to escape, but
fell un nut-ions to tho floor in the ante-,
room. The assassin was removed to the
surgical hospital, where he lies guarded
by the police, answering no questions
and evidently unconscious. His recov
ery, however, is thought to be certain.
CROP OUTLOOK
EXCELLENT, PREDICTION HEARD
EVERWYHERE NORTHWEST
PROMISES BIG .YIELD
- . . .OPPOSE BILL.
Democrats . Refuse the' Muzzle " that
Gives No Chance to Amend
' Proposed BUI.
WASHINGTONV Feb: 6. Following
a week's Hearing and consideration by
the committee On interstate and foreign
Commerce,, as ' well as urgent recom
mendations to the President on the
subject, the House of; Kepresentatives
today began debating the proposed leg
islation looking to the ruling of freight
rates. This action was taken only after
determined opposition bv theDe'moera-
tie members, led bv John Sharp Wil-
tiams ui MissisHippi, ine minoniy jeaa-
er, to tne alption of a rule which shut
out opportunity to amend the bill. Two
Republicans, Hout hwic-k and Vreeland,
New York, voted against the rule, and
oro Democrat, Gaines, Tennessee, voted
for it. Otherwise arty lines were
tightly drawn. . Townsend, one of the
authors of the lili, and Richardson oc
cupied t be remainder of the day d is
euasing itr both sounding the note -of
warning the railroads that unless thev
joined hands with' Congress in the mat
ter the people will demand more drastic
legislation. Before, taking up the ques
tion of freight rates the House adopted
the replication of the committee of
seven managers "to reply to Judge
Swayne to his impeachment charges, in
which the reiterated that Swayne was
guilty of the crimes alleged against
him. . .
CANVASS BEGINS
COMMITTEE STARTS THIS MORN
ING TO SOLICIT FOB PREZE
; ROAD FUND.
Money to Be Offered as Inducement for
Road Districts to Make Permanent
Improvements on Highways Leading
Into Salem Will Bring Good Results
ANTICIPATED
CLASH COMES
REPUBLICANS ; AND GOVERNOR
SET THEIR STANDARDS.
ORGANIZATION SHOWS ITS TEETH
Governor Vetoes Bills that Arouse Re
publican Machine's Ire and '
" Creates Storm. -
Senate Passes Two Bills Over Execu
tive Veto at Yesterday's Session-
House Will Follow Initiative of Up
per Body this Morning. :
Ten Per Cent - Increase in Acreage Is
Planted Favorable Weather Condi
tionsPlenty of Help Good Seed
190! Crop Biggest Ever.
For the first time in ten years the
wheat market has been, almost cleaned
out. Less than 10 per centjof the en
tire ItXM wheat crop of Oregon remains
in the hands of the growers, and this
is beinjj held for domestic purposes.
Of the total crop grown Within the
O. R. & N. territory, about 2 per cent
was shipped' to the Eastern market, a
recor.l without precedent in the history
of tho wheat industry-of Oregon. Only
40 per cent of the crop was moved West
to supply both the export ami milling
demand, end there yet remains about 25
per cent in th warehouses awaiting
shipmettt, the bulk of this will go East.
Railroad officials base these estimates
on carefully compiled statistics and
records of shipments. The new condi
toins produced by the Eastern demand
has brought some confusion in the work
of recording the movement of the im
mense crop. The sales opened on the
Eastern market, but the sudden rush
congested shipments to some extent,
leaving the milling and export demand
the only open market. These condi
tion rapidly disappeared, and now the
wheat is being moved easiiyi
So great was the crop just harvested
that railroad officials hesitate to predict
a heavier yield for this year, but they
av that with a favorable spring tne
crop will equal last year and probably
exceed it.
One reason for this is that the acre
age: has been increased 10 per cent:
Were it not for the unfavorable fall
weather this increase in acreage would
insure an increase in the output, but. the
winter wheat acreage i less than last
year, leaving the spring wheat acreage
much larger than ever berore, so t oat
a greta deal depends upon spring con
ditions. ' ' -
Spring seeding has commenced in
some parts of the wheat country, and it
will be in f ull ' blast in a few weeks.
What fall wheat was sown gives prom
ise of hardy : grot h, but the crop will
depend principally u port , the. spring-
sows wheat and the spring rains.
Farmers have great confidence in the
result, for throughout the. district they
are increasing their acreage wherever
possible: ana putting, in more, spring
wheat than ever before.
HARBORS FBAFPED.
Nor'wester Whistles New England's
CoSst Icebound Harbors
. ! Are Closed. ' . .'
BOSTON". . Feb. ; 6. Nearly all-the
smaller ports of the New England coast
between PassaroquoWy and Naragan
sett bays are closed tonight tightly with
ice, while larger harbors, ineludingBos
ton, Portsmouth, Portland and Provi
dence are filled with hnge floating eakes
trhich impede and endanger navigation.
A southwest storm and rising tempera
tsro prevailed during the . day and
caused temporary 'relief, lifting the
ice embargo at a few blockaded ports,
but tonight the wind; has changed; to
the northwest and a eold wave ap
proached and it is expeeted tomorrow
-, hfinv the conditions even worse
than those Which have existed for the
past three days. . '..
A . committee composed of County
Judge . J. It. Scott, F. A. Wiggins and
II. , I), l'atton will this morning begin
a canvass among, the business men of
Salem in an effort to raise a S2000
purse, to be put up for "good roads
prizes. ' '. , The plan, as has previously
been stated in the columns of the
Statesman, is to raise S2000 by sub
scription to which amount the cOunty
will add the sum of $U0, which will
make a total fund of $?S0. This fund
is to le divided into seven prizes from
M down to JKi, to be awarded to
the seven road -districts contiguous tc
Salem which will accomplish the most
and best amount of permanent road
building during the connntr season. If
the amount ist raised the county' court,
in addition to the donation of SfK),
offers to furniHh, expenses of its opera-
A t ? L . I . . .
noii, wiiii-n win insure ine uesi ana
most adapted material for use in tho
road construction.
The amount raised by Iho special
levy of '. mills for r:n purposes is
wholly inadequate to meet the demands
made by the different districts and the
excellent plan' outlined above has been
decided upon to bring ;iliut the con
st ruction i.f good hiirhwnv loading
into Sal?m. Hefore either of the prizes
would bo awarded to any district it
would be required that thc district do
nate work to :ui amount of which the
prize awarded would 'equel 40 i-r cent
This would mean an expenditure of nt
least 10.mm' during tho present year,
upon tne roads lending into Salem, and
would bring excellent results.
PORTLAND INTERESTED.
Tillamook's Proposed Road Finds
Favor and. Support in the
"City of Roses."
PORTLAND, Feb. 6V Prospects of a
railroad to' Tillamook county in the
near future, to tap that very ric-h sec
tion of country and brtng to Portland
additional trade, is meeting with
heartv favor from Portlanders.
Manager Tom Richardson, of the
Commercial t'lub, is among those most
enthusiastic in the project, and hopes
to see the proposel road an accom
plished fact soon. He said today:
"A railroad to Tillamook . will be
like a eonneeting link with a country
very far distant, as that part of the
state has been so verv isolated that it
seemed to-be thousands of miles away
instead of a matter of a mere "(Ml.
Looking at it from any standpoint, it
would be of immense benefit, not only
to Tillamook, but to Portland and the
rest of the state. Added business would
come to, Portland iu very ereat volume.
as Tillamook is one of the richest parts
of Oregon.
"I hope to see this railroad built
so that there can be common interest
created ' between Tillamook and other
parts of Oregon. At present it is seem
ingly impossible, to arouse enough in
terest in Tillamook county to get the
business men there to form a joint or
ganization to the Oregon Development
Leagne, aswe get no satisfactory re
sponses to .'all our letters on the sub
ject. With some means of communica
tion with the outer world, there is no
doubt but Tillamook, will join heartily
in the public-spirited work. of boosting
the state." : ,
SCARE CEASES.
Fever Scare Over Schools Are Again
Opened at Dallas No New
Cases Reported.
DALLAS, Or., Feb. 6.-Everythin,j in
Dallas has resumed normal conditions
after the scarlet fever scare. Church
was' held yesterday and today the public
school ; and Dallas College- - resumed
work. Dr. Cair, county health officer,
says there are no new cases; All old
cases aro . recovered ' or convalescent,
but the' infected families are .still in
quarantine. v
GETTING BACK AT US.
. .TORONTO,'! Feb. 6. The Ontario
Lumbermen's Association is sending. a
deputation to Ottawa to request a. duty
of $2 per thousand on lumber imported
into Canada. ' British Columbia manu
facturers laim that American manufac
turer have pursued a poliev of dump
ling lower grades of lumber in Canada.
Although long anticipated, the . Re
publican organization or tne twenty
third Legislative Assembly and Gov
ernor Chamberlain clashed for the first
time yesterday. The Governor in the
morning vetoed two-Senate bills that
had been passed by both houses. The
Senate, immediately passed the two
bills over the Governor's veto by a
large majority. Several weeks ago
the Governor sent a message to the
legislature stating he would veto all
bills that contained the emergency
elause, unless it was absolutely essen
tial. This created a certain amount of
in feeling and it was rumored for a
time that his warning would be disre
garded. The conservative members
predominated and the trouble was nar
rowly averted.
The first bill, whien was vetoed by
the Governor yesterday morning, would
authorize the managers of the Lewis
and Clark Exposition to condemn such
property as they thought advisable, has
receiVed the support of the machine
ever since its innovation.. The second
bill vetoed, was backed by both the
machine and anti-machine members
This bill was for the appropriation of
$5,000 to establish a lalwratory nt the
University of Oregon for the purposo
or testing building material. The Unit
ed States government has evidenced its
intention of detailing an exiert en
gineer to supervise the work if 'such a
laboratory was established.
When the Senate received official no
tification yesterday afternoon of the
Governor's action in vetoing the Lewis
and Clark bill, it was readily seen, that
the Kepublicans resented his move.
After a few animated discussions be
tween the several of the J leinocrat ic
and Republican members, the vote was
taken. The result was not -unexoeted
The secoiyl bill was passed in a similar
manner, in neither easo'cud the anti
machine members make a concerted ef
fort to sustain the Governor's veto.
Governor Chamberlain in notifying
the iSenate of. his veto of the Licwis ami
Clark bill, stated that tnere was no
necessity for appropriating in fee anv
private property for the purposes of
the exposition. There might no some
reason for authorizing the use of cer
tain properties for a terni of five or
six months but that a higher right
than that ought not to be granted by
the legislature. He also stated that
the power of eminent domain contem
plates the taking of private property
tor a public or quasi-public use, and
ought to be restricted ratner than ex'
tended.
' Concerning the other bill, the Gov'
ernor stated that while the govern
ment of the United States might de
tail for service at the University of
Oregon, a competent engineer to test
the strength of structural material, he
did not believe it was necessary for
the state to appropriate money for
that service. lie went on to say that
f the government is disposed to assist
the state in this mater, it would not
hesitate to expend the small sum of
$5000 for that purpose. Besides, he.
stated, there was a similar plant,
though smaller than the one contem
plated, at the Agricultural College
which represented, the. expenditure of
S12.000.
The two bills passed y the Senate
over the Governor s veto were imme-
liatelv transferred to the House of
Representatives. They were made a
special order for today at 11 'clock.
rrom intimations made by several or
the most prominent and influential
Representatives, the prediction has
been made that the House will follow
the initiative taken by the Senate.
The Democratic members will make a
fight to sustain the Governor's veto,
but as they consist of but a very small
minority, they have but little show of
success. - m
There have been session of longer
duration than the one held yesterday
ifternoon in the House of Representa
tives, but there has been nonf . that has
equalled it in the great amount of busi
ness none. Tweuty Jlouse bills were
passed and one .referred back to a com-
-nittee lor amendment, ine enure ses
sion was consumed in the consideration
f theso bills, no other business being
aken pp. Notwithstanding the enor-
mus number passed, there . still re
mained a dozen or so more that will
be taken np.this morning.
During the afternoon session of the
House, Representative Vawter, suc
ceeded in securing the- passage , of bis
bill to provide for the establishment of
a board of regents for the state normal
schools. The bill would authorize the
Governor to nominate and appoint a
board of nine regents. This board
ronld be composed of the state board
of education as ex-offieio regents and
of six appointed reeents. The term
of office for the appointed regents,
commencing on the first Monday in
.Inly, would extend for the icriod of
fix years. ,
This would abolish tue several t ex
isting' normal school boards and invest
in the board of regents the absolute
eontrol and government of these i
stitutions. Mr. Vawter in advocating
this bill slated that there had been
considerable criticism as to the method
used in, conducting the several normal
schools 'and that his measure would
prove an effective and satisfactory ar
rangement. He oelieved that it would
eat down expanses and result in im
provement in many respects. There
was- no opposition, the bill receiving a
unanimous rote.
CAUGHT IN OREGON.
D. T. Bliss,' Indicted in Iowa for Em
bezzling $800. Flees to Woodburn,
Where He Is Arrested.
WOODBURN, Or- Feb. . Coustable
Beach, acting on. (orders from Sheriff
Srhiuirh, of Carroll county, Iowa, has
D. T. Uliss, arrested at Hubbard, con
fined in the city j.-il here awaiting mi
officer from To to take him lmck.
iUis c-atue- here recently from North
Platte, Nib- with a wife and littlo
boy, and had been working in Wood
burn until lately, when ho moved to
Hubbard. ' lie is wanted in Carroll
county, Iowa, where .he has been in
dicted on the charge of embezzlement
of SS00. The farrol county authorities
were" notified of his whereabout by un
Iowa man, who met Bliss one day on
the train from Portland.
Favorable Report Made.
Washington, Feb. 0. The House com
mittee on military affairs today au
thorized a favorable report on the Hum
phrey resolution, asking for detailed
information from me war department
regarding the army transport service.
OFF FOR HOME
GRIPENBEEG, SECOND COMMAND
ER OF MANCHURIAN ARMY, f
LEAVES THE FRONT.
IS OPPOSED
TO SYSTEL
PRESIDENT IIANNAFORD, NOETIr
ERN PACIFIC GIVES VIEWS.,
POWER TO REGULATE BATES
Should Not Be Tlaced in Hands of an
Interstate Commerce
Commission.
Says It Is Impossible for Commission
to Sit in Washington and Fix Rates
for Entire Country Thinks Enmity
: and Friction Would Certainly Follow.
Anticipating an Attack, Japanese Are
Fortifying ! Right . Flank and Center
of Their -Position Brown Men Try
ing to Turn Russian Right Wing.
RUSSIAN
M EA I K3UA RTERS. JI nan
Mouutain, Sunday, reb. b. Lieutenant-
General Gripenberg, former commander
of tho Second Manchurian army, left
nere today for ISt. Petersburg.
the Japanese, are feverishly . fortify
ing their right flank ami center, evi
dently apprehending a Russian often
sive movement, the Russian movement
on the II u n River having demonstrate.!
the possibility of ojx-r.-i t iou despite the
winter. . The Japanese are attempting
vainl3" to roll up the Russian right wing
nortnwefct or isanIcpas.
Strike Is Growing.
MOXS, Belgium, Feb. 6. The strike
situation here has become serious. Six
teen thousand men are out.
SHORT SIGHTED
CARELESS PICKING, SLOVENLY
PACKING GIVE OREGON HOPS
, BLACK EYE IN MARKET.
Short-Sighted Policy of Hop Growers
That May Give the Produce of This
State a Sad Place in the Eastern and
Foreign Markets;
Carelessness and slovenliness in pick
ing by growers are two things that are
hringir.ir Oregon hops into disfavor in
the Eastern market. Already the Ore
gon hop has a black eye in the East
and ary more of such short-sighted pol
icy will put this state's product out of
the running. 1
An instance of this unclean harvest-
Mrs.UULA. LVb. 4. Vice President
Hannaford, of the Northern Pacific
Railroad, who is in this city, is opposed
to giving the interstate commerce com
mission power to regulate tho rates, lie
says it is hard to see how a railroad
commission, sitting at Washington, can
cstabUb rates for the entire country.
He says he has been in the railroad bus
iness for thirty years and knows he is
incapable of doing it..
He predicts there will be enmity and
friction between the commission and'
the traffic managers owiny; to the con
slant apeal of regulation grievances,
real or imaginary, in every locality in
the country". He says he and every
other honest traffic manager is opposed
to secret rebates or dincrimination and
only seek to cnabl the railroad to o
r rate nt a fair profit on the investment.
ing was brought to light yesterday
when Heavy & Mctzlcr, Portland deal
ers, received by Fxpress from an East
ern customer a package of alleged hops
extracted from a bale hiptxd from this
state. The stuff consisted of stems,
vines, (leaves, pieces of twine, burnt,
matches, broom straws, bnrk from trees
and other refuse. In their anxiety to
gathcrup everything in sight in the hop
field and take advantage of tho high
prices, the grower overlooked the fact
that he was not only mining his own
future business, but hurting tho good
name of the state as well. As deliv
eries are now leini "made to Eastern
brewcrs,.it is feared that many more
complaints of this kiu.l will come in.
There is no doubt that these dirty hops
will hurt Oregon prices ia the East and
England and may make it very difficult
for growers to .contract .(heir crops this
season. i
Trading has Wen on a small scale in
I he week just ended. Dealers report a
lack of orders and holders doNnot ftp
jenr to lie . making no effort to unload.
hi- small bit .of primes was sold at
Sherwood and it is said the price ol
tnined was twenty-five cents.
KUROPATKIN REPORTS.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. C Tele
graphing under date of February 6 Gen.
eral Kuropatkin reports -as follows:
"A Russian detachment marched to
Santaitse, twelve miles southwest of
Silonlay. The Japanese at Sautnitso
and Eaodnmeng were repulsed. Tho
Russian losses were insignificant.
"The Japanese assumed the offensive
alorur the lino to ('hntianchuantSo to
day. Several of their batteru advanc
ed, but "the Russian artillery repulsed
them."
Special Prices
. This sale is our greatest bargain event of the year.
Jlerc is an idea of what you can get.
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HAT DEPARTMFNT
For this week only you will
have a chance to buy - our $3.00
values for
$11.50
$16.50, $15 and $14
and Overcoats, now
Suits
QUO-
1 2.5 J Salts and Overcoats
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$10.00 Suits and Overcoats
,$(D!ID
Boys clothing reduced to prices
Ileasing to all, 20 to 50 per cent
, off on every suit,
. Take advantage of our shirt
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' 05 Cents
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