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OREGON MIST , VOL. XXil. " - 1 ; ' ', , i sl HELENS, OUKUOX, FJIIOAY, APRIL 14, 1903. NO. 18. NEWS OF THE WEEK . A r I It... ." A.ru ii. Hwmtnr In 8 lonacnseu .unu iur uur Busy Readcn HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS A Raaums f L,,t ,n,,Por'"n, bul Nut Ult Interesting Events, of the Past Week. Jaiiip ,inilra have txwn mu k..-,t...l (of Hioniro. ...... The Jni "avf eompieie pians . ... I ... I . Ilu VI'l v.ioii ii.rtiii.Bi.oii. i.-i field I,. .i.ri.l hi. ii,..l'itMi Into Urn !..il.Ka of lha KuiuUmI "l l Kan.aa. ... . , , . I.UII n'i-i now in Knlirliu ! J'Uliiaa ai'i'hlpiitally killnl a iimu l" I l 1 inililatnt. Thp ll.lfl trial of Jmli rallKrwitl tor elm iininti-r ol I aar lining liaa lii Ii.ii.piI a am III oMor to gvl Itvw Willi Ku.a an n.-l iya .ia. a iiian. . ... . I .....l..f lu-lllllil llll'IIIM. Ihrri ir. I..'lnk' it Into f launn-hla a. l ' " " iiij'innit f"'ir .tiiU, T!, U'iMiiaii fl.ft ran't pi-t Into Hal ,n nn I nmy w ' a llnli h ialaml Thr I'iiI. ll ( ait Itollra iiialrim liaa (mI.v north to ri-i np lu nliality . Tin' irnm.i.Ti alr ka in (hiait la llio niii of many riot. Hit'aa' hirtu'lr.l ii-l a.rloU ruofllila Iip wvtiiM-l U'tarrn jxilii-a ami atriknra. fontn.lli r of lha In aaury haa I. .,ir. a .If- Iiioii I. with li I i-oiiilfinii tin- Iiiii iinr t a r I it.i'ti I for aii-lii g Hi In,,,, I irlji.-. on Irrigation malarial, In .olaiion of ll." vrry law the govpru mi-iit U Irtlng to rntorrv H.i,t..r rUtt ia nun Ii lltiirurl III bmUI. Tur l.iiili-.l.ip M imraota haa hwil aun'.liiny Uiuiolicsl. Jloii.tn ! of Mraiiin air killr.l hjr Hip i. of a rrw-ivoir at MailrlJ, Hjuiii. Tin1 Jji'miriw gi.rrrntiii-nl haa rnlrnl Riw.ibhi ,.,ii,.i.k from aCVxIar IUOil l,,4, iiuiitilm iiin-r, I: k'lil inrii arm killnl at Alliaolii Viiii'ino, hy ihr I'lrinalnrx rioanni uf a thari;!' of jMiwih'r. Th it. IVirralmrt w ar nflioa" clalma tlmt tin. IU1 tr fl.Tt haa rtuilnl T"tf'a i on I will rm li VluiliviMiok in aahtjr, Kxritmnla at III tuna Innaima.). lu h. ili dial inn. ii am mora raiia lili' ! littri.tiinK tha ml, rota than mm I aUrl,,i,l, Tip gi'vprnmt'til ia aflrr the Klamath Irrigation company, in K.iulhern tie- K"ii, for ilivrrlii g watrr fmiti the K ni uh rivrr w uhout t-armiaalon f run TIip Intrral graml Inry at Portland ha. DuiiilitHl ita work ami ha lawn ilia- iiiii, N vi ii mora Irnlirliiirnta were rpturiip.1 Mate K nator IWhiIIi ami hla hroihrr are among thoae linpllraiptl In itio laical iliM liwurra ol laml ftauila Thriii humliml American marinea havp hm-n aiinl lo Hiiti to (fcimiiigu Two proiiilm-itt Met lean arlenliala l.ilare that the talH'Wttrm will kill conaiiiiiptinn gi-rma. K ir!a from lha interior ol Imlla liw tlmt lniiulrrla ol aohliera were kiHel hy the rweiit rarth.iuaka Tim Illil aifainat tha Hlaiidartl Oil Minpany hna Ut-n rurrlml into North Dakota hy tho iiilp)tultiit ilealera. I'arla i in a ferment over the anp poainl p,,t agamat the Kretich repuhlic More promiiiunt men have laien arreat, xl. Ori-K'.n hna aectired ierfe't title for The i,ill.(',.i.i canal and the work Wlllaoonheluki.it no liv tha iroverll. I maul. ...,., . ll.. . rlk n XrnT,t " . ,r llie atrike threaten lo eprend to other Imuich,-. TMi.lde lietw'n the liar- nipiilmiikera' union and Montgomery, am ('o. wua the atari of tho atrike. he annual parade of tha Ilorae tiiiarda, nlway heretofore one o( the iiioHt K.clMcnlr military cereiiionlea ol .on T,nir in Kiiaaln, rlilelty notamo mi year hy the ahaeuro of the ctar, wlio wn afraid to ahow lilmaeK. hiiirmnn Hhimla, ol tho rnama raniil coinniiaalon, aay tho work will l" donn on htialnea principle and without any politlci. Another m..i..r.l i riba, nl f'liliaim teamattii ia on, Thu Jiipancao miiln army I advano i"K to envelop the Ituaaiau Hank. Four ieioii were killed In a Nea .....i k-iituii were aiiu-u in m Y"rk" t-r -.. Runlnti liKiiaant nioha are hnrnina tid looting (.Htutoa In the llnltlo pro- viiice. Arl, ,x . A l.hlciiLro .ft Vnrtliw'itMtern train tie I . ' ---- iien driven from Clinton to Iloon, "wa., a dinUiic.u of 203 mile, In 181) nil null A voluntary Incrcano o( 10 per cent In wage haa heon given employe ol mn inteiHliilii Htonl work lit lliuiren turn, Ta. I' lrc rnuaod a pnrilo amnnir the gueat of 1 "hot el , at llii ff a lo , N . Y., whiri Mn uni -. " i T!"!!?!! Han.brough Says Next 8lon o Uavoted to Rata Qu.ttl i-im.HKi,, oi Nunh Dakot. .iv-h-hU) of adjustment oi ti,uiiti ld.lil.VMI ll.a.1 ll I . . . . ...... , ..,, , ,,, ,,,, Ion ho paaae.1 and thi nothing i dona in lha ImuiedaU fuitirtt lookim lIlM ...... H....I. ....... ... .1 ..1 .... .....juruumiv ill inn lllg.y fHl mi moei rimnitititf com l on wm Mr. Ifaiiahmiigh la a Ntrong protection i.., iit ocncvea llin dialing tsr ftlllllll.l Id. tM.llL.ll I ... . . I ..... ..,..,,,.,, 1M1V ,,,, r,mi() w) ina roiiriuaiori tut tlio stand patte ..... w.m mn r. n,n .rmii(,ut i),t rvlloii ll immMir. Ua think tha poatiionvmciit of tl lira tension until (Molar 15 put a M.t t an ciianro oi larill revision I "" "potion, ami me view ia sharp.) i. ii. . , , . "'""7 ""'' men in Waahliuito . I... 1 1 .1 . I . . . .. m ii.il r. n .. lb. dl. 1 i.ir I Hit puri-mi of iiaaaimi a railr ...I I rule mil will t,t fl, opiMirtunitv 'it'lf another ami. weiuhiv ioi.ii;. "'" fra that cugrci. 1.1 rM.a.i ma u,n lima froi iolr I ,i --. T in "iKoiiiiig roniimt ,r" in-Hiiig mu lor ai iiini woi IIM fiirtlivrmora U-lifvi-a that thtt l ofthrwi M-ka im-diiig ihn holi.U ! Will IW ttlll oil mnilll prvlp; ' "! inM ani noi iniaiiiraa m u, anon.l "' in laouarr. ill ma oiili.loli Will I Iff Mil M.t.iltli I.. .1.. .11 ,1IMln( r.l)nlt. ,. .,, ,.,,,... I.Ii.l .. . I ilia aniire loiia - Hit. li-avmu no in.,- I r , ronaiilioailoii of a tariff lull. Tl Ii lMK the ailuatloli, aa hraii it. M llai.alirongli liaa aliilitij all hoi of nav.ng lha tariff rvvianl. IPUT NO TRUST IN MINUS Fortification E apart Favor Subma rina for Coaat Oofanta .Nplrl. H I.. Auri 1 1 . Th thir.1 jw.nimillwi of H,p lortiliia'lon Uiht, of lili'li Aihulral Iharli-a ,N. Thomaa, I H ia rliainnan, ia ilcvoiiiig aiHf ial attention lo Ihn ilangrra incidi'i.t to ll ua ol auhiiiariiia iinni-a, ami it ia Irarniil thai rn.ihaaia aill l ilarl on "" -... M..nK .ui.iiiB. . . ... nip immt ior iinni-a lor nariair nririiap iariiaaug thia auhin-t, a tminU r of lha nimtnillrY aaiil lla)': Mm- cannot U ri-lml on in limra f war. Trlala given auhuiaiiiira .arragatri ly rraultiil uitaotrita fully, line rhii lly In tin- atrong rnirrt.t lii k Kuril tihutigli Hip harhor an, I nitraurra to tha Iwy aiol liiak- llnn ti fniaa ritrrn.rly tlangprnua. Thia i oiiai ltha ImiMiitniil aul'I'vM lliat tlir fortiflrallon l.nl haa alrraily taki-n y and will Ihomuiilily naiiiinn ilnrinij Ih lnKrli.,ii of fortiflratioiia aiul Hit- lain) ami fhaitliig ih li'i . Tha ralattllahnl In it that a rimnW I Ihn KiiMlan arahia rre Mown til hy thrlr own auhinarina mii.ra, ami lha prrarnt pranirv In r.nglan-l of ilia i-aulitig aitlnnariiia m.l.n tli-lonwa lo a gmal rllrlit in harlxir. alirri- thi-r arr wnlr rliantii-la to rlrfwtil ami hrrt I hp i . . .... ililra ar anting, ami ('lacing tlu-ra aul- marine hoaia, haa athlril M tha acntl n.piit in favor of rriacii'K miiipa with Uata." I JAPANESE EQUALLY CONFIDENT Believe Nutalan Fleet Hat Secret Bate in Pacific Ocean. Tokio, April 1 1. Vice Admiral Il.v- jeatvetky a aeronil I aclcll Kjuailron haa not heen rrlnrtr.! a nice ll paacil rllngapore. Ita wherealHiiita ami the plana of Itoicalvoioky are auhjirla of the kernel aiiectilatloii ll ia (itiite generally aaaume.1 tliat Itojeatvenaky ha not ih-aire an imme diate hattle ami that lie will attempt In reach Yladivoatok, where there are docka and alioiaa. or aeire a l-atie. The latter mm rite ia deemed unaatialactory, mi account of noor facililiea and the damror of nolillcal ruiiildiealiuiia. Many helteva tliat tlin Uiimn navai rommamler liaa a aeinu remicivoua m the raclllc iM-ean, and that he will ieilil unit the China aea and go rd of the I'hiliiiine. If Vladi- voatok ia l.ia ohleclive, the l'acitlo cni.aidered to he more lavorwhle for the accoinpliahnieiit of hi itirwa, al though it largely depends on Kojeat vmiakv hilnaidf . The Japaneae newapMT and puhllc einreaa re ef anil tileaanra over llie l- pr -aril ol the Kuaaian r.,uadr,., nd ' . ,. . T .. ', co.ifldem - e that Togo w ill w In. Put Togo Between Two Flrea. Hi. relerahurg. April 11. mere la reaaon lo liellevo inai ice ai . ., . .. .. !!... 1 .I...1-..I i,,tvM1aky' entrance into the t'hlna , U1 j,,,,, fllowtil hy order lor the eniiaer which have ticen reany tor anmn time at VladlVoatok to put to aea Their appearBiice oulaide the rtiailattnl of Vladivoalok will coiiatitute a poten tial threat agnlimt Admiral Togo' rear which will compel the relentlou in or diaimtch of a nnmlier ol llghttnu lilp to JaPMiieae watera. Tim Admiral Toifo aeeuiB to ho uctllrtllv placed he- Iweon two flrea New Mexican Steamer Line. MexleoCity. April 1 1 . Conaiilnmhle nroirreaa ha heen nittdo toward tha In- . . i ... nPlZZ la nrohahlo that teniiira of tho new line will l-ein their trips next month, Tlie oiinatlon haa ariaen aa to whether Iat..iner.ahallcllat Cuhan porta, aa .. . .. . ... i . i i i I jt1ianui.il. nrl inveuiieu aim emu tt.w .............. TllB R0VI,rnnint ohjects to making atop at Cl7,mn lx,rtll) i,t it i,op0d to u- euro Ita conaent to thia. Deilgn for Mexico' New Coin. MeticoClty, April 11 . rroanieni & vhe re-1 designs hit ine now "".. Dial ha laattwl a decree regiihiting the 1.UO..U. "iTinii'i - : . puhlio. rrnvlalon ill ..i., ....tt coin, of $.0 -J TS'.CtlJ VISION. pflln tit Tnillllnl west rn mn nun I i iLnmy n.uT..mlin. r m m ihiinhm i : . m - Will 1 V -f A 1 1 III lllllll .., IIUllllU Federal Grand Jury Has Secrets of Beef Trust. BOOKS GARFIELD DID NOT FIND Chicago Inquliitor Diva Into Eight Trunk Containing Slory of Packer' Dealing. Chicago, April 11. The content of eight myiuterloii trmika, unearthed hy Kovernmeiit atKTet aervlre men In the vaulta ol the .National Kale Dcpoait company, occupied the attention U.dy oi ine l eiii ral gramj Jury which ia in vetigtit,j lha affuira of the heef Iruat. A eiitipoeua ducea twiim for 1'anli l I'ii k ham, eecrctury of the aaf deiHwit ipany, wua iaaiied hy Judge Undia to force the company to pnaluie the trunk In the Jury room. The trunk were taken to the ollice ol 1'iatrict At torney Morrialon, where, it ia (aid, they were oiwned and their content elBlllillinl. What the tiunka contained and what coiinection they have wiih the cane ia not known, aa the government ollicialr. refuae to diavuaa the matter, declining to either deny or confirm the explana tion current that the trunk niiirht lie- long to the packer. I'latrirt Attorney Morriaion inatitul- itl the artioti hy which the tlimk were aeixeil after a witmna, whoae Identity ia rt'fnlly gilanled, hail atartltil the lirunil Juror with ri-vela'.ion aa to the former hiiaiutna methiala of the pack- era. He ia aaiil lo have teat Kiel that a louhte eyateui of bookkeeping had been mpluyeil hv o-rUin packing lirma, one art ol hooka ahoa ing the aecret relutiona il the allt-getl combine and living ac- i-raaihle u y to Iruateil euiployi a, and he other wt allowing flgurea to whlcli the packer invited the attention of the government rxa-rle who invent igated for I'liiiimiaaioner (iarf)eld. While Mr, l'n kliain declined to dia lime the identify of the ier.in or lier- pona who atortd the trunka with l.ia ouipauv, he adii.ittnl that thia waa lone on March 23, three dnya alter the giaud Jury began ita inveligatioiie. huppiclon have tni-n enlertainiil for a long lime by the Federal olliciala con nected lib the investigation that the readintaa with which the pHtking dnn eliiuiiiil an rxamiiiatinn ol their hooka by the government exerta waa not allotietber genuine. The work of the rn-cret aervice oratnr8 produceil null It , it ia anid, which tended to trpiigthrn ther-e auapicoiia, and when a witueaa who teatinctt more man a ween go let drop the hint that Commirwion- er (.arllcld' exarta had not ccn all he Uuika ol the imckcre, he wua called iihiu to explain. NO EIGHT-HOUR LAW ON CANAL European Nation Wiil A po nt En gineer to Adv. Commission. Washington, April 11. Chief En- nicer Wallace, ol llie latiuuian canai cummieaioii, hail an interview Willi ivvrelary Taft today, ill which the con- itioiia on the canal were dim'iistntl. Afterward Mr. Wallace met thoae mcmlH'ra of the cnnimiion who Xtv in be city. Aa to tho right of the com- mirwinn to employ lanor tor more xnan itiht hour per ilay, there is a belief that the eight-hour law does not apply i the canal tone. Chief K.ngineer Wallace pays that it ould verv aerioiialy iiiiiile work to ave the eight-hour law in effect dur- ig the construction of the canal. It ould lie imiHtsoble to make uniform ours tor all labor, Im'anoe some labor most lie employed 12 hours, while 10 lours ia the rule lor moat ot the wort- ingmen. The session of the canal commission kIhv was devolcd to an explanation ol i mlmg conditions on the isthmus, en- ineeriiiR and otherw ise, by I hie! hn incer Wallace, whoattended tho meet- ig as a commissioner for the lirst tune. hairuiiiu 8hont is exjwtiHl to be resent at the meeting tomorrow. American Squadron I Out. Manila. April 11. The American Ice consul at Singapore reorts that a uaaian fleet consisting of six hattle- lips, SIX cruiser, SIX convent, cru.n- rs, eight torpedo Is-at destroyers, one wnita b ud. one repair ship ami in dliers, have passed Singapore, bended ils wsv. The American cruiser Hal- Igh, thu torpedo boat destroyers Rarry ml Chauncey and the enpply sli p eneriil Alvarmlo, have been dispatch- I lo patrol the west coast of Palawan Ulaiid to enforce neutrality. Jliree other dcatroycr are preparing to sail. Can't Convict for Deporting Miners. Crlm.lt) Creek, Col., April U. Pia- trict Attorney Clarence Hamlin today .lied the esses ol the people against elson Franklin and 4tl other promin ent citixena of Cripplu Creek district ho were charged with the deportation erlaln arsou August "0 last anil rior to that time, and with looting ii ion stores. Mr. Hamlin said the case had already caused an expense of rlv f.0()0 and in hia opinion there as small chance of convicting. Brands Officer a Coward. Ounshu Pass, April 11 Uencral I.inlevitch has pilloried a numher ot Ulcers who displayed cowardice during the battle ot Mukden, publicly disgrac-! . ,., . ,..,ina the r names at all .... - r i.:i .., , . ... Kr. Chairman Shontr Say It Wlh Furnlth tha Right Men. Chicago, April 10. Western men are to have a long leeway allowance in tho (election of capable engineer and contractor lor the work of the Panama c inal. Not that there I goine to be a acctloual diacrimlnation in relucting the ulx)rdlnats who aervo under the new canal conuniwilori, 1ut, a Chair man T. P. HhontR aaid today: "We wih to employ thy men who have practical knowledge ol direct con tmction work, who can do the beet and moat effective work for the government In the ahorteat reaaonnble time and for the heat legitimate price and I love weatern men. "I had intended to make certain an- polutmenta before my departure for the r.aal, lint tor purely buainea reaaon I have decided to hold them off. I have for New Vort tomorrow, and from there go to aahingtoii, to lc with the com miaaion until audi time in the near fu ture a I can leave for Panama. "In nelerting superintendent, fore men, engineers and the other "killed labor to tie employed on the canal, we will dig up the man that can think, act and do honestly in the lnt way for the beat interest of the United State government. We want the practical man who haa had construction exieri ence. And Weatern men in railway work have had this." DEAD BY THOUSANDS. Whole Town Destroyed by Recent Indian Earthquake. Calcutta, April 10. Telegraphic communication with Jlhariusala has lieen restored. The latest accounts show that the earthquake waa even more disastrous than at flist believed. Of a total Mpulation of nearly 6,000 in the town of Kangra, It is believed that only fiOO are lett alive. Many of these have fled. 01 the Jtolice only a deputy insector and four sergeant are alive. Many iiile are still imprisoned in the ruins. Dharmaala, Kangra, Palanpur, Dha wan and all of the neighboring villages were completely wrecked. Si-an-ely a building remains standing. Not much damage was done at llaripur, Peragopi pnr, Nadaum or Hamirpui. Huyanpur, having a population of about 0,000 soul, ia reported to be in ruin. The abock still continue. There is no neas from Kulu valley. According to native rumors, a great amount of damnge has heen done. Anolliciul dis patch from rharmsala says the place is a scene of desolation. Owing to the scarcity of labor, great difficulty i ex perienced in excavating the ruins, but the lioorkha are doing excellent work. CAVALRY IS RAIDING. Rutsian Band Roam Around Enemy's Flank and Rear. Harbin, April 10. Detachments of Kussian cavalry are actively reconnoi tering the Japanese flank and even the rear. One detachment of them has e-en penetrated to Krdakilxie, where tt was brought to a stop by Japanese entrenchments. Ik-fore retiring, how ever, it is said they succeeded In cut ting the railroad and burning the depot and stores. llie detachment brought back news that a fortnight tgo a mixed Japanese division of 10,000 men with artillery left the Japanese rear and disnpeRred into Mongolia and was followed a few- days ago by another detachment of 6, 000 men. These troop are expected to appear in tho region of Boduru, which, unfortunately, is connected with the base by only oor roads. Kirin i lu the same plight, and the loss ol the narrow Range rolling Btoek abandoned at Mukden is especially felt. Chinese reiKirt that the Japanese are energetically transporting siege guns towaid Kirin. A heavy Bnow fell again Friday, but it is melting and swelling the rivers. As an indication of the poplarity of the old veteran, .ienen$l Liuievitch, he is receiving hundreds of telegrams of congratulation on hi appointment as commander in duel. Extradition Treaty with Panama. Panama, April It). Ratifications of the extradition treaty between the Cnited State and Pannma signed here May 25, 1004, were exchanged today. This treaty was one of the first conven tions between the two countries and was prepared in some haste to meet conditions on the isthmus giowiug out of the influx there from the United Slates of a numlier of adventurers at tracted by the prospectant active opera tions on the canal. This convention is in the latest form, and covers crimes ot a serious character. Cotton Will Work for Morales; Washington, April 10. Colonel G. It. Cotton, who ia to be supervising collector of the Dominican revenues, was at the War department toduy pre vious to his departure to Santo Do mingo. He received flnaf instructions from Secretary Taft regarding his duty. He was especially instructed that in all he was doing or should do in Santo Domingo he was not the agent of the United States, but the agent of Presl -dent Morales. Health Good on Canal Zone. -Washington, April 10. The report ol Colonel tJorgas, chiel sanitary otlicer l . . TT 1 . I in me minima ca.iai sooe, ior toe month of February, a to the health cond tiona existing among the canal !... .l,na ....!. 1 OH iu.nl r.t lendable. ! OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST CANAL DEED IS CLEAR NOW No Further Obstacles to Construc tion of Cut by Government. Palem The Celilo canal commission, composed ol the governor, cretary of tate and stale treasurer, has signed the deed conveying to the United States the right of way for the construction of a government canal between The Dalle and telilo. At the request of the government officials, the atate haa several time made correction in conveyances In order to remove defects from the chain of title, and now the commission feels confident that the title is perfect and that there is nothing, so far as the right of way is concerned, to prevent the government from proceeding with the construction of the canal. The canal right of way cost the atate $74,000. The Portage Railway commission, which is coniosed of these same offi cers, held a meeting and received the report of the engineer in charge of the work on the portage road. The report show satisfactory progress, though it is stated that a "walking delegate" ap peal e 1 on the scene last week and in duced the workmen on the piledrivers to strike tor a nine-hour day at the -ame pay received for a ten-hour day. As a consequence the bridgework was retarded. The greater part of the grading and bridgework has been completed, and one and three-quarters mile ot track have been laid. Four car of steel rails have been received and the track-laying will proceed rabidly. To all appear ances, the road will be completed by the appointed time. May 15. There are now at work 29 teams and 130 men. Reseeding Done In Wasco. The Dalles Farmers whose crops were damaged hy the severe weather of February have about finished reseeding, and the new-sown grain is coming op nicely. It is estimated that about ten per cent of the fall-sown grain in the Count v froze out, and had to be reseed- el. This has been a heavy expense on those w hose grain was frozen, and as spring sowing never vields .as good crops as fall sow ing, unless the season is unsuually favorable, the wheat crop this vear will be somewhat shorter than that of 1!H)4, although, so far, the weather has lsfen most favorable, and crops are making an excellent growth. The season is al least a month earlier than last vear, which will enable the gardeners and orchard!! to market their crops early, and thereby get the advantages of high prices that always prevail early in the season. Assessment Soon to Begin. Pendle on The deputies appointed by Assessor Strain to take the assess ments and the state census will com mence their work immediately. The work will be continued, but the values of the property will not be placed by Mr. Strain until late in the season, when he learns what stand the assess or ot counties having railroads will take regarding value. Mr. Strain is in favor of placing the values of all proerty at their true worth. Umatilla county would thu show a property statement of nearly $30,000,000. Oregon Fruit Crop is Assured. Weston Tlie snow on the foothills has been a boon to the fruit and straw berries on the Weston and Basket mountains, near here having kept the blooms from maturing and being caught by the nightly frosts. ith the con tinuance of the cool weather nntil the proper time tor the trees to bloom the fruit and berry crop is assured. Wheat in the Weston distiict generally is in good condition, and will probably yield well if the weather continues good. Halsey Ships Lots of Eggs. Ilalsey During March the three mercantile houses of Halsey exported 10,51'0 dozen of eggs. These eggs were all secured from farmers of the country adjacent to this city. The farmers re ceived an average of 17 cents per dozen for the eggs, making a total of $1,800 distributed among the farmers of this vicinity in exchange for eggs in one month. This is a record which cannot be equaled by any farming district of the same size in the state. ' Clear Track for Grand Jury. Salem Judge Burnett has dismissed all trial jurors until .May 22, the evi dent purpose being to give the grand jury time to complete its work of in vestigating the land fraud coses. The grand jury has thus far given most of its time to the investigation ot numer ous local cases and to the men who are supposed to have provided the rifle which Tracey and Merrill used in effecting their escape from the state prison in 1902. Exhibit Independence Fruit. Independence At a meeting of the Lewis and Clark club the ladies decided to place an order with a Portland firm for 150 dozen of one-half pint jars. They will fill the jars with various kinds of fruit, which will bear the label of the Independence Lewis and Clark club. They will be given away to Eastern visitors to Oregon this sum mer. Polk Pioneers to Meet June 10. Dallas The executive committee of the Polk County Pioneer association met in Dallas and set June 10 for the annual reunion of the pioneers of Polk county, the meeting to be in Dallas. J. D. Smith, of Dallas, was elected sec retary to fill the vacancy caused by the deathe of J. W. Lewis. SPEND 16,000 ON ITS ROADS Marion County plans for Better High ways with Farmers' Aid. Salem "The people ot Marion coun ty will contribute $10,000, $15,000 or perhaps as much aa $20,000 in labor for the improvement of the public roads this summer," said County Judge Hcott, a he finished preparing a num ber of blank agreements for use in road districts where the property owners are circulating subscription papers. "The county court has decided to spend it surplus road funds in those districts where the people contribute work, and it is very evident that this year will see more progress in road building than in any previous year in the his lory of Marion county. Our plan is to use what money is necessary in the building of bridges, and in the re pair of roads in a few places where county work is of immediate necessity, and the balance of the fund will be di vided among the districts. We do not know yet what rate of distribution will be adopted, but the amount distributed will be enough to encourage the enter prise of the people in road building by contributed work." In the immediate vicinity ot Salem work to the amount of at least 7,000 will be done, and it will probably much exceed this amount. The business men of Salem bave s iliscribed $2,000, and the connty court $800 more, and to this the farmers will add $4,200 or more in contributed work. In nearly every part of the county agreements are in circulation for the purpose of as certaining what donated work can be secured. The initiative baa been taken by the farmers, and the county court is giving whatever help and encourage ment it can to the movement. Mount Hood Road Rates. Oregon City The Clackamas county court has fixed the charges that shall be made over the Mount Hood toll road. In arranging the schedule of charges, provision is made for automo biles, for which a charge of $2 each will be made. In addition to automo biles the schedule includes the follow ing items: Four wheeled vehicle, drawn by one span or yoke, $2, with 40 cents for each additional yoke; vehicle drawn by one horse, $1.25; saddle horse, 5 cents; pack horse, 40 cents; horse or mule, loose, 15 cents; cattle, losse, 10 cents per head; sheep, goats and hogs, 2 cents. Lumbering Picking Up. Sumpter The lumbering business in this section is pieking up. The Ore gon Lumber company has started its logging camps up along the line of the Whitney and Tipton branch of the Sumpter Valley railway, and all are running ' full blast. Service's saw mill, located on Deer creek, six miles below Sumpter, has started sawing on 2,000,000 feet of logs. This mill is ex pected to run five months on present orders.. The Sumpter Lumber com pany is operating its planing mills, but has not yet made arrangements for cut ting its logs at the mill south of town. Wasco County Fair Plans. The Dalles That Wasco countv shall be well represented at the Lewis and Clark is the determination of the county court. At the session just closed ex-Countv Assessor C. L. Schmidt was employed to arrange and take charge of the county's agricultur- 1, horticultural aud timber exhibit at the fair. Mr. Schmidt intends to can vass the entire county and induce pro ducers to select their best specimens of fruits, vegetables, grains and grasses. Before the fair opens he will collect and arrange the exhibit. Blue River Exhibit Ready. Eugene The exhibit of ores from the Blue river mines for the Oregon display at the Lewis and Clark ex position, will be shipped from the mines to Eugene at once, and trans ported immediately to Portland. With what has already been shipped from there, the exhibit of the Blue river mines will amount to a carload. D. H. Wevant, who is the oflicial ore collector for the state mining exbibit, has been here to see to the ship ping ot Blue reiver exhibit. Lorane Fair May Be Revived. Cottage Grove The farmers in the Siuslaw country, near Lorane, are con sidering the advisability of reviving the fall fair, which they were accus tomed to hold until 1903. With in creased population this fair would un doubtedly be a success now, if managed projierly. The Lorane district is a good farming settlement, 10 miles west of here, and the farmers find ready help from the people of this town in anything they undertake. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Club, 87c per bushel ; blue stem, 95c ; vallev, 88c. Oats No. 1 white, $2829 per ton; gray, $2728 per ton. Hay Timothy, $14(3:16 pet ton; clover, $1112; grain, $1112; cheat, $U12. Eggs Oregon ranch, 17)c per dozen. Butter Fancy creamery, 22)24o. Potatoes Oregon fancy, 90c$l; common, 76(j?85. ! - Apples Fancy, $1.75(32.60 per box; choice, $11.25. Hops Choice 1905, 23i25o per pound. Wool Valley, 20c per pound ; East ern Oregon, 1518c per pound; mo hair, choice, 31832c per pound. Pumping Problem for Irrigation Haa Not Been Solvsd. Washington, April 7. The attention of the director of the geological sur vey has been called to the fact that a misapprehension exists on the part of certain citizens of Idaho a to tha plan of tha reclamation service in regard to some important details relating to the Minidoka project. This misnnder standing bas arisen, it i believed, by reason ol the efforts of many settlers to anticipate the plana of the engineers and secure choice holdings of land. Tho government from the first has warned intending settlers to go slow in making entries on the lands embraced in this project, and baa called particu lar attention to the fact that the pitas (or irrigation, especially those involv ing the pumping plant, were merely tentative, and could not be worked out as quickly as those for the gravity sys tem. While nothing has arisen to pre vent the ultimate) development of pumping plant, so many delicate en gineering features are involved that careful consideration must be given to these before any definite conclusion are reached or the final plans are ap proved. Thus, apparently, while no reason exists for believing that the pumping features of the Minidoka project will not ultimately be ntilized, the engineers very wisely bave concluded to give this question more study and consideration before recommending it fjr construc tion. . YAQUIS ARE SPREADING TERROR Murder and Pillage Mark Their Trail Through Mexico. 1 Paso, Tex., April 6. John St. Clair, a well known prospector, whose statements are considered reliable, baa returned from the Yaqui country near Tree, 8onora, and reports that the In dians are still on the warpath. He says that Malpuche, the old chief, is at the head of a band of over 60 and is devastating the whole country, mar d .'ring, pillaging and burning. Grain and cotton ranches are being abandoned and the people are going into the towns for protection. The whole country is in a state of panic. Mail routes between the small towns have been abandoned and pro visions are getting scarce. Although the country is overrun with soldiers, he save, the Indians are fearless and continue their depredations. St. Clair does not believe it ia safe for Americana to go into the Yaqui country at thia time, as the Yaquis are very hostile to Americans. White going from Urea to his camp in the mountains, St. Clair heard firing and ran into what had been an Indian ambascade. He found two dead Mex icans who had been killed only a few minutes before he reached the place. The Yaquis are armed with rifles and are well supplied with cartridges, St. Clair says. HUNDREDS WERE MANGLED. Results of Earthquake In India Worse Than First Reported. Lahore, British India, April 7. At the particulars filter in from the outly ing districts, it is being revealed that thq casualties caused, by the earthquake of two days ago have been under, rather than over-estimated. In one spot alone at Dhamala, it ia reported that rally 1,400 natives have heen killed or in jured. Of the injured many will die. Seven of the Europeans previously re ported hurt have since died, and two others are in a dying condition. There is not a house left in the vicin ity that does not show evidence oi the trembling of the earth. This is the report from one district alone, and as authentic information comes in it seems certain that the mag nitude of the disaster will be sufficient to stir the entire world when tally re vealed. The Indian government is making arrangements to relieve all .distress aa soon aa possible. Think All Americans are Thieves. St. Petersburg, April 7. A corres pondent of the - Journal de St. Peters burg draws a rare - picture of the dis honesty which he says pervades the highest American circles. The precau tions taken by social leaders to prevent their guests from being robbed by one another, and tells of the consternation produced at a white house reception by a sudden failure of the lights, the ie illumination showing that the ladies had hastily divested themselves ot their jewels and concealed them, the men holding their pocketbooks. Japanese Minister Will Rest. Washington, April 7. Minister Ta kahira. of the Japanese legation, called on Secretary Taft today and told him that on account of the state ot his health he would be compelled to leave Washington for a different, climate. He also states that there have been no further developments toward a settle ment of the war. The secretary and the minister arranged to communicate with each other in case anything hap pens to make it necessary. Forest Fire on South Mountains. ' Gettysburg, Pa., April 7. Forest fires burning over an area of thousands of acres have started in the South mountains, the line of fire exending a distance ot three miles. The destruc tion of valuable lumber is great.