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SENSATIONS CONTINUE TO BE EX
POSED BY THE OREGON JURY.
U. S. District Attorney Heney Is Sat
isfied More Men of Prominence Are
Connected With Extensive Land
Frauds —Jury to Be Discharged This
Week —Sen. Mitchell's Trial First.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 7. —More sen
sational indictments of men of nation
al prominence will be returned this
week, it is expected, by the grand jury
in connection with the land frauds
investigations. These indictments will
be made, it is said, as the outcome of
the jury's investigations into the scrip
issues for lands included in the Blue
mountain forest reserve, in eastern
Oregon, and for lands situated in the
Cascade forest reserve, near Prineville,
the sheep raising center of central Ore
Other indictments are to be return
ed, it is believed, against several gov
ernment officials and ex-officials whom
United States District Attorney Fran
cis J. Heney is satisfied he has evi
dence against, sufficient to connect
with the extensive land frauds which
the government contends it has been
made the victim of.
Another Jury to Take Up Work.
This work will consume the present
week, but no longer. Next Saturday
the jury will make its final report and
be discharged for the term. In case
it is not able to finish its work the
succeeding grand jury, which will be
drafted at the spring term of court,
will conclude the investigations.
The abrupt termination of the work
of % the jury is due to the fact that
Mr. Honey's presence is required in
Washington city to argue a motion for
habeas corpus in the Hyde-Benson
case before the supreme court of the
United States, February 20.
Mr. Heney will remain in Washing
ton a week or 10 days and then return
directly to this city to commence the
preparation of his capes for trial at
the session of the United States dis
trict court which begins April 10.
In the lull which has occurred be
tween the indictments made last week
and those promised this week, specula
tion has centered upon the subject
of the trinls, and especially as to which
will be the first to take place. The
t7"]i; ir:il opinion is that since Senator
John H. Mitchell is the prominent fig
ure in the investigations so far as they
have gone, and as he has expressed a
desire for a speedy trial, his will be
Mr. Heney appears equally anxious
to have the senator's case disposed of
;>t the earliest possible moment, and
this is taken further to strengthen the
belief that Oregon's senior senator will
be the first to face arraignment before
Judge Bellinger next April.
FAIR HEALTH IN CANAL ZONE.
Governor Davis Says Reports Are
Secretary Taft has received a report
from Governor Davis of the Panama
canal zone, stating that reports of
health conditions on the Uthmus are
"cruelly exaggerated," and that the
sanitation of Panama is progressing
as efficiently as that of any city in the
United States. He says that the total
number of yellow fever cases originat
ing in the zone since the Americans
assumed control is 32.
The report, says there is no plague,
no typhoid fever, very little dysentery,
find that of 4,000 canal employes only
3 per cent are in the hospital./£ ,
Terror in Finland.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 8. —The news
of the assassination of Soissalon Hoini
nen. procurator general of Finland,
may be expected toproduce an immense
sensation when it becomes public, as
it will be regarded as the precursor of
an era of terrorism of which the events
of January in St. Petersburg gave the
Until the indentity of the assassin is
definitely known it will be impossible,
of course, to establish the motive of
the attempt; but the present circum
stances in Finland render it almost cer
tain that the crime is of the same na
ture as the assassination of Count Bor
ikoif, the governor general of Finland,
in June of last year. The Russifiation
of the province of Finland lias been
meeting with great opposition and
creating much bitterness, especially
since the formation of the party of ac
tive resistance, whioh is reoruiting
from the bolder spirits of the original
party of passive resistance and to
which the perpetrator of this latest
Wooley Asked to Resign.
Washington, Feb. 9. —As i result of
Inspector Taylor's investiagtiou of the
Boise assay office, Assayor U'ooley has
been notfied that his resignation is de
"""" Taylor, the Inventor, Qles.
Detroit, Mich.—Harrison E. Taylor,
the inventor, died at his ho.ne here.
FIELD OF SPORTS.
Several Records Broken During the
The town of (Jarneld has formed a
Jimmy Britt and Jaboz White, the
American and English lightweights,
are to fight in San Francisco, at a date
to be named later.
The North Yakima sportsmen are op
posed to the proposed game warden
John Flanagan of the Irish Athletic
association. New York, the world's
champion hammer thrower, has estab
lished a new American record by
throwing the L-» n> pound weight a dis
tance of 39 feet Va inch.
J. D. Taylor, the runner who run the
final lap and won the one mile inter
collegiate team relay race recently In
New York, is the negro who has dis
tinguished himself on the University
of Pennsylvania track team. He was
given a great ovation, as he easily ran
away from Overland of Cornell and
Johnson of Yale, and won the race by
Bloomington, Ind.—At the indoor
track meeting between the University
of Indiana and Wabash college, Sams
of Indiana cleared the pole at 11 feel
•Il.', inches, breaking the world's in
door record by 4 14 inches.
Chicago.—The end of the first week
of the amateur billiard tournament
came Saturday night with Charles P.
Conklin of Chicago in the lead.
REV. C. E. BENTLEV IS DEAD.
Mystery Surrounds Prohibition Lead
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 6.—The
death of Rev. C. E. Bentley of Lincoln.
Neb., in a lodging house has furnished
a case somewhat puzzling to the police.
Rev. Bentley applied for a room
about 8 o'clock Saturday night. He
was accompanied by a stylishly dress
ed woman, who wore a thick black
veil. The landlady showed them to a
room, and while she was turning on
the light Bentley dropped to the floor
unconscious. The woman who accom
panied him told tlfr> landlady to go for
water, which sho did. When she re
turned a moment later the mysterious
woman had disappeared. Mrs. Doug
lass then went to seek assistance, but,
returning a few moments later, found
a young man by the name of Haines,
a lodger, holding Bentley's head. He
left, saying he was going for a doctor,
but has rot been seen since Mrs.
Douglass finally summoned the police,
but Bentley was dead.
When search of his clothing was
made it was found that his gold watch
was missing and that his pockets con
tained only a dollar and 5 cents in
An autopsy was held, and it was
found that death was due to haart di
lialtic Fleet Con tinea Journey.
St. Petersburg, Feb. B.—The dock
yard authorities at Cronstadt are com
pleting the prepartions for active ser
vice ofgthe battleship Alexander 11.,
the cruisers Paniyat Azotava and Ad
miral Rorniloff and the gunboat (4roz
jeastchy, which, with the new battle
ship Slava, will form the Second divis
ion of the third Russian Pacific squad
droii. These reinforcements are ex
pected to sail at the end of May..'
The admiralty confirms the Asso
ciated Press statement that the first
division of this squadron will leave
Libau in the middle of February, but
it is pointed out that Admiral Rojest
vensky will be unable to await its ar
rival, because he will have to cross the
Indian ocean before the monsoon sea
son, which begins in March and ren
ders navigation impossible for torpedo
boats, small cruisers and coast defense
vessels. Admiral Rojestvensky will
probaby proceed to the far east at the
end of February.
Probable North Sea Verdict.
Paris, Feb. 8. — The statement is
made in official circles that proof will
be placed before the North sea inquiry
commission showing that the Baltic
fleet fired upon the private yacht of
the king of Greece, which was proceed
ing from Denmark to France. One of
the foreign members of the commission
is authority for the statement that, ac
cording to official information, final
decision of the commission will be
such as "to enable the Russians to
walk out with their heads erect."
"It is believed," the commissioner
added, "that the Russians noted in
good faith', but that the continuance
of their fire for fully nine minutes may
fall heavily in the scales."
National American Woman Suffrage
association, Portland, June 29-July 5.
Lewis and Clark Centennial exposi
tion, Portland, June 1-Oct. 15.
Spokane County Horticultural soci
ety meeting, Spokane, February 18.
Northwest Stock Breeders' associa
tion, Pullman, February 8-9.
B. P. O. E. grand lodge (to organ
ize). Seattle, February 21-22.
American Medical association, Port
land, June 11-14.
Royal Arcanum grand council, Ever
ett, March 23.
Washington State Beekeepers' asso
ciation, North Yakiina, February 8-10.
RENEWAL OF PEACE AGITATION
SPREADS IN RUSSIA.
Some of the Newspapers Are Strong
ly in Favor of Peace in Thursday's
Issues —They Say Russian Com
manders Are Incompotent and That
Russia Was Mistaken in War Policy.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 10.— The strike
situation has become of secondary im
portance in view of the renewal of the
agitation in favor of pence. For the
first time since the outbreak of the
strike the newspapers have taken up
the cry "Stop the war," and some ot
these articles are so amazingly out
spoken and determined in their senti
ments that it can only be supposed that
the censor has authority to permit the
peace sentiment to spread among the
people, probably in the expectation
that a sudden cessation of hostilities
would otherwise come as toomuch of a
shock to the war party.
The press of South Russia has taken
the lead this time. Several of these
papers in their issues of Thursday print
lengthy articles in which they say in
as iuhiiv words that Jthe iacompe c ice
of the Russian commanders in the far
east was now proven to the exclusion
of all doubts and that the commissariat
has been convicted, by the weight of
incontrovertible facts, of criminal
shortcomings. These journals point
out that as reform in these directions
oonoot, be instuted at this time with
idea of success, it is the government's
duty to end a, campaign which must
end disastrously. Russia, they say,
stands blameless in the eyes of the
world, for she has become the victim
of circumstances which no one could
foresee at the beginning of the war and
which will be accepted by all fair
minded nations as full justification for
thed abandonment of her Manchuriau
Reports have also been received here
of demonstrations in favor of peace
which took place within the past few
days in south Russian cities. Crowds
as=smt Id in the streets and were suf
fired by the police to listen to spta''.ers
who condemned the government for
continuing a hopeless struggle at the
expense of the people.
Dun's Weekly Review of Trade cays:
Business progresses steadily, all spec
ulative excesses having been avoided
thus far, and the numerous negotia
tions now pending indicate that the
maximum of activity is yet to come.
Some irregularity in reports for the
first month were undoubtedly due to
exceptionally severe weather. Taken
as a whole, reports for January were
very much better than in the same
month last year, particularly as to fail
Spokane Retail Markets.
Vegetables— Potatoes, lMs@2M>c lb;
rutabagas, 3c lb; dry onions, s@6c lb;
cabbage, 3@4c lb; celery, 5y 2 (&9c a
stalk; parsley, 3@sc bunch; new beets
3 bunches 10c; watercress, 5c bunch;
parsnips, 2<g)3c lb; cauliflower, 20©
ii>c head; green peppers, 12©lSc ID:
sweet potatoes, 4%@6c lb; brussels
sprouts, 2 lbs 30c; wax beans, 25c lb;
artichokes, 15c each; chickory, 5c a
bunch; lettuce, 10@20c lb; cucumbers,
2 for 25c; tomatoes, 25c lb.
Poultry— Dressed chickens, 14@lt>c
lb; spring ducks, 18c lb; geese. IG®
18c lb; turkey, 25c lb.
Dairy Products —Butter, best cream
cry, 40c lb; common creamery, 30®
35c lb; best country, 25c lb; common
country, 15@20c lb; imported Swiss
cheese, 25@35c lb; American Swiss,
25c lb; cream brick cheese, 18®)25e
lb; New York cheese, 20c ib; Wiscon
sin cheese, 15@18c lb.
Wholesale reed Prices.
Bran, $19 ton; bran and shorts, $20
ton; oats, $1.35 cwt; wheat, $1.40 cwt;
chopped corn, $1.40 cwt; whole corn,
$1.30 cwt; timothy hay, $16 ton; al
falfa hay, $13 ton; oil meal, $2.00 cwt;
grain hay, $14 ton.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Vegetables and Fruits— Root vege
tables, 75c cwt; potatoes, 85c cwt; ap
ples, 50@$l box; pears, $1 box; on
ions, $1.50 cwt; caboage, $email@example.com
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, 9c lb,
live weight, 10c dressed; geese and
ducks, 12c lb, live weight, 13c dressed;
turkeys, 18c lb, live weight, 20c dress
ed; eggs, $firstname.lastname@example.org case.
Hay—Timothy, $15 ton; alfalfa, $11
@1150 ton; oats, $email@example.com cwt.
Creamery products, V. O. B. Spo
kane — First grade creamery butter fat,
per lb, 30% c.
Portland, Ore.— Walla, 86c;
bluestem, 91c; valley, 87c.
Tacoma, Wash. —Unchanged; blue
stem, 91c; club, 86c.
The wings of the house fly vibrate
335 times a second; those of the honey
bee 440. |
Blind till life's end, and ended all bis rooming.
Ah, never, never more
To see the white crests of the breakers foaming
On Devon's rugged shore.
Never again to see the tall ships flying
On wings of snow,
Never to hear the eager voices crying
" Tla westward ho!"
Gone like a dream the wild old days forever,
The struggle and the fight;
And the long march of stendfaßt, stern endeavor
Through tropic day Mini night
Gone the mad hist to see the Spaniard lying
Slain by his hand.
To pay the debt of that dear brother dying
in foreign land.
So pence lias come after the struggle dreary,
The right has conquered wrong,
And falls like balm ou mind and soul a-weary
IWs wife forever- never to bo parted—
Sorrow is dumb
And Hate and Pride have evermore departed
When Love Is come.
— Boston Transcript.
| THE MINE EXPERT |
That is all. I believe," said Bat
tlesea, an be rose and buttoned
his coat across his breast. "1
saw the Englishman In New York, and
he will be on here next week. Have
tho report made specific, this and that
vein outcropping at the surface, so
much to the ton, and so many tons ex
cavated with but a minimum of ex
pense. He lias unlimited money to
squander, and Is wild to throw it Into
mine holes; but lie likes details. (Jive
It to him lii the way of veins and prom
ising indications and computations.
And, oh, yes. while about it, you might
take a peep Into Faxon's mine, adjoin
ing. Make a few golden notes about
that, also. After purchasing from me,
the Englishman may as well buy out
Faxon. The two mines could be op
erated as one. We will Impress that
on him- after we have sold. Old Fax
on can't afford to hire a mine expert
himself, and I shall be glad to help
him a little. Make the reports all
"I —I BKO Yolß PABDOR."
right. The Englishman has heard of
you and will accept It without ques
tion. You understand?"
Ye-8, Clint Bayland understood, and
he understood the significance of a
small roll which Battlesea'l hand
dropped carelessly upon his desk as
he turned and went out. It was a
first Installment for his reputation.
And Clara Faxon, the most beautiful
girl in twenty miles around, was the
daughter of the old man whom Battle
■OH would be jrlad to help.
He walked nervously to the window
of the othVe and looked out, not daring
to trust his ey«i with a second glance
at the small roll on his desk. He
did ihhml the money sorely, more than
be would care to have anyone know.
And It was only an Indication of what
would come. With Battle-sea, who
owned more mine and town property
than any ten men In the country, as
his frelnd, his prosperity would be
But somehow the thought of the
prosi>erlty did not give him the pleas
ure that It ought. Oddly enough, his
mind went over the snow-clad peaks
to the mother he had left in the East,
and from her to —Clara Faxon. What
would they think?
A smart runabout swung up to the
office door, and a handsome young fel
low of about his own age raised a
beckoning finger. The otiier occupant
of the runabout wag Clara Faxon.
Clint left the window and went to
"Hello, Baylandl" the man called,
•ffably; "be busy to-morrow?"
"In the morning, yes. But I can
•pare you part of the afternoon, Mr.
Seele, If that will do."
"Nicely. I want you to take a run
through my mine and make a report
of Its general characteristic*. I haven't
opened It much yet, but the indica
tions. I thiuk, point to a good thing.
However, there's a rumor of a bl«
syndicate's buyer approaching, and
any of us will sell If we can got our
price. Bay, two, sharp, and I will be
there to go through with you."
"Wry well. You may look for me."
As the runabout whirled away, Clam
Faxon's eyea flashed him a kindly
glance over her shoulder. Of late he
had thougth her manner a shade more
friendly. Perhaps even Battleaea and
Mr. Selee—. Hut, pahawl and be turned
abruptly and wont back into the otlico.
At the desk be stood for fully a min
ute, gaiing down at the roll, the fine
wrinkles again coming between his
browi. Then with an impatient move
ment lie swept the roll into his desk
and turned the key. Some chance vis
itor might come in and notice it lying
The next day his examination of
Battlesea'e mine turned out as he
feared. The property was absolutely
worthless as an Investment And Fax
on's was no better. The only differ
ence was that old Faxon believed im
plicitly in his mine, while Battlosea
did not. So in selling, at whatever
price, one would be honf«t and the
oilier a Self-COnftciOUJ swindler.
From Faxon'l mine Clint went
straight to Socle's, n quarter of a mile
away, expecting the same result. But
when he left it, lale in the afternoon,
there was a strange look on hia face.
He. had examined many mines, some
of them very rich, but none had been
like Socle's. If he made a conscien
tious report, this would be the mine
sold, at a fabulous price, and Seele,
from being mereJy a prosperous man,
would become an immensely rich one.
Moreover, it would make Battlese* his
bitto-r enemy, and practically would
mean his ruin in this place. And ruin,
of course, meant the loss of whatever
chance he hud of winning Clara
Tiie wrinkles were doep in his fore
head when he entered the office and
dropped down at his desk, his head
upon hi* arms.
It was a long; bitter fight lasting
through the night and into the gray
dawn of the next day; but In the end
he made tiie small roll Into a securo
package and returned it to Battlesea
by his office boy, stating It was some
thing that had been left in his office
by mistake. Then from his notes he
made out the reports for the three
One afternoon a week later, while
writing to the management of a min
ing company in another State In re
gard to a position, he heard some one
enter, but, thinking it the office boy,
did not turn: Then:
'I—l beg your pardon, Mr. Bay
land. Can I speak with you a mo
He whirled In his chair, to find
Clara F«xon standing before him, her
face a little pale, but her eyes glow
"Oh, Mr. Bayland," she cried, im
petuously, before he could speak,
"papa and Mr. Battlesea are so angry
with you. I thought you must have
done something drendful, the way
way they have been talking; but this
morning I learned Just how it was, and
I hurried here, thinking you might
feel badly over their being angry. You
did nobly, and I —everybody ought to
be proud of you. I—I—"
She stopped suddenly, eonfuaediy,
for he had caught her with both hands
and was gazing into her eyes In a
way that could not be misunderstood.
Her breath quickened a little, then the
eyes met squarely, and the hands
were not withdrawn.—Utlca Globe.
An liasy Answer.
Grocer—Uo you want apples to cook
or to eat?
Small Boy—Both. That's what w«
cook 'em for. —Baltimore American.