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OR ii ' ii ji ii i i EGON MIST. VOL. XXil. flF THF IVFFM tob"en' hoods subway. Ul lllli IILiL.ll r. , , .Electric Currant 8h.i.n... ,. . .-v.rkUlU Traffic Stopp.d for Hour. - J J r..n I.. A.. "'' A break In lh. llonaBiiwu luriu mr our ih.i,., i,iKi,.lrwM.urv ,w , ; ' llUtMV IMtl t.l 1.4 II... II ., ' " IIOOUHtg l Hi ST. HELENS, OltEGON, FRIDAY. JUXE 10, 1903. NO. 27. LAND FRAUD TRIALS CALIFORNIA LAND- FRAUDS. In Mitchell Case. Not L lntr.(lna; Eveott of ilia Pasl Week. sluuul IVIm) Is In eruption. 'rand Cxtitr.1 I .i.il. .1 .. . -.-.ri)ini!o nc Tun rnimurirrt .. . "-' .r ui,.,i ami ti. ,. uowy for many hour, . riou dam .- w ui. underground road .ml great uang.r K) many passengers. Th .I.,,. i-K- i. muumimi ,1 $IMUM;0. Im-. I .i .. ii.. i. .... niujiiy ii mulled In t, nv,,a i ,.i I ark iv.iiii. over an area I 2i feet, iroiu which rau . ra. . tlmt ,llrmlli j, I far Ui eill.i.ni I... il l;.. ... ... i hiiiiii .iiifl, n in r m-m. la. A ".' 'rW P"'" in ..... wkwtii the paving ,,,, Ju,. 1. !! yesterday mo ,,. CWW. """ ' "'''.. to the .B,k. ing aa. the Indictment accusing John Xoraay will lid Moy W I '" ""!, inrniigli M liii t , sur- iiac.rars ran. Almost Immediately Iui.r. ram. a heavy phinn under ground, and moment later th water I a m . i iiasuMi inrwi in cataract, uriig lnl.j urly im-omJ alrwil, hit h a Thr imaraiillno (M'rlr it Norn bn ""'" w i,iu w vi-ral Im liin. bwB tiniiiaiiiti, uwihiu iruv.w n hit riamg wiw in Hi Miliwar Rhiii m"J wnnci'lliiB Ul ti llic tliinl rail ' alUirni-yi uiimiuknl their li-Val 11- Tlif W "" rmijf OB mrlli ami Ui uulvr ralla, almrt rlri'iiiliiig IP jW-rma, wu JuiIk Ic Haven, tli man ill tlw !" w rw-ognlllon. Yrlln ''Vir v cuillnuo to m r porta. Iniin ill" ranaina canal tone. Twu rr IoiiikI In on ol the (il,,r m IiuuI bailillliH ol I'ltUliqr(. I K l orKiilea 10 lianiu hi r.uu. .Uclrtefiirr.nl, l.i. h a allen.lr.1 l,v mm in (Hiwrr to lirinn the bl.lan.la. aria ol Mi,l.-i,..,. II .1 .. I ' flaw n tli. l'nitJ HUU aitainat Hvnat' braW ll.r l.iHUli aiihln raary ol IU Tl.. air .1. ..h-i -.in. .1 t, nr.. .l l,. Ii. - tf.iT pi, i.i. n in I I ' - " . ."-..' .it., c.iiimi luumUllil .Soar Warnaw, Ituaaia, 24 J" liav hB killrj ami 3H ulliura injur! In n.ili In Hi vl Irw dajri. ttuwia ami Jan ar rut a .loring (Iwilr ul .livovt and lilarw ul oiwlliig la wmlati c !( mtuiM burning lii.ulallmi, ami l.riul.t llaaliwi ,l".H,t v",li, t ' rTl"y or not guilty Ir...., -1..1. .. Piwtatoni miwilwj the courtroom to ......,.,. ...i.i.iiu.iuii. I.,.-, , ... ,. .... (n. train ft t itliin a hi., k l t ju.lgr A. 8. IWnmHt, ol The Hall, ami ataiioii ana thvn rain to a lliial lui.. Ici'N'ualor John JI, Xliuniton, of X. Th. KWHingr got out ami a.lr.l ttmpt to rMdle the indict- Uirongb tb. .tr (.. the ...lion. Thrr J''""''''! ".7 "'8',r ',"'Ut V"'..0 ..-.. ... -.. aiiiv-j . unriipj ul n n. Thry Fnu.k i. ltiglow, Ui drl.olllng mini ran ai.u ooily Mnrwnt. Milaauk Unkcr. ha Iwn wwUiMMd I ln)urd, Ciraxiuall Ilia rnlre wrvlrt- The allpgm crime for which th gov- lo 10 yr In Ui. rtlrl prlaiMl. tl aouUi ol Hvviily mml atrwt and to "n..t la endraroring Ui 5la Benat Hnf 8ara They ar Won Than Thoa of Oregon, Judlie DeHaven Hears Arguments .ClT Z S 'Z olllclala ol the state land olflce by Krnncli J. Hwiejr. The government aiuimey naa rcjiorUtd to WaahingUin that comlitioria in Ouliloniia ar. even worae than thoae in Oregon, in connec tion with which United Htate Senator Mikhail and Kcpreaentative Hermann were Indicted by Federal grand Jury id naa mine accuaitllon agalnat men In state office, amterting tlmt they have ween in league with the apecnlatora, audi aa John A. Il;nan and Frederick A. Hyde, who have fraudulently ac quired vaat tracUof th public land in i.iiiornle. The troulile lie in the Itate land ollice Itaelf," aaid Mr. Ifeney. "The ollice has be;n hand in glove with the ring and any pretuime of ignorance in legard to the echeimi of graft which have liwii carried out in abnurd. The ring hua received favor from the office ever mire the lact election, and a a re mit two-third of the tate vain iMe- tirnber land have lieen stolen. The M-ulaUini have lieen in poeaeaaion all along of advance information. Thia haa licen especially noticeable in tli inaiwr oi ine creation ol loreet re- aervea. Two auperintendent have coir feeiied that they were bribed to make the reserve cover a much vacant school land aa poeaible. Thia land was practically worthless, all the good school land having been taken up Borne of it lie on the top of crag and was uselcs for any purKs except the creation ol scrip. Hut those who filed on the land for $ 1 .25 an acre could dis pose of their holding for $4.50 au acre as soon aa they were included in a for est reserve. And they often could do even better than that, by taking up luru land in th beet part of the timber belt." ILLEGAL INDICTMENT IS CLAIMED District Attorney Hny Contends th Document Is Vslld-Court Takts Mait.r Under Consideration. ll. Mllcliell ol accrntinir a In. lor ..,v. Ice performed while United Nutii Dilator. Severe in their denunciations of the document which sets forth the g ivernmeiit rase were the attorneys for the defense. Herene in his denials that Haws could be picked in line after line ol tli government a accusation, w.. I lilted KUtte. District Attorney llenev. rave, iignineil ami attentive, w h UireB i nervous wrwk and ha hn lu lb prison hoapiLl. The P. nn.yWsnl m4 now ha train running fruin Chicago to New Yitrk in I hour, an average of DO nilrt sn hour. One stretch of Ihrev in ilr haa l-en madv in t0 atvotid, Foorteenth street was lal.r Ui vntir mrru ttej. Finaly, fur th flood bad continued or for four and a half hour a Ion-man for Imt .ff ....I I i-neu on iriai eonsisia in accept' " I .... . r. i...... L'.i..;..L i L'.:i.. i. . i .(, ..v... i .njvi iv. a. mil. lui UlMXIIItlll' ..imkIIiI,,. pl.ln,. -.r,. 11,. ,...,.! land nllliti while a Lnitiil 8tate (enat- Thia is contrary to the Federal statutes. The issue yesterday was the ...mI.I.. f 11... l,...l I . . . , . . , ii-...i .. Hir iuui.Miii-11 i.r.-ii, miu uiv cvnHiariim vouimiiv, io nos Att.ks on Chicago Slfikobreakers sopervttion ol tti liitllalion ol the were that the document was loosely bare again rsutnl l luting In Ui treet. mains la f'ark avenue point.! out a drawn, that if tried on it indefinite al u .il. i..- .',- .. lot. at Third inu. ami '..rtv.ar.n.l tstlon rV nator Mitchell might he ci. I Irvaty lor subminion to the United I slrMil which, on being rlorl, shut off m,,r4 lib torrent: Tralhc a not rsume.l Aa auimnehiW In Chlrwgo went until after uildnlght. Ilirongti n n. ii draw, drowning tl brniil.. ' I a - i . OUHIII VI W.MII... Toklo, June 13. Th following r poll has been rweived from the head quarter ol th Manchurian smile "June II, at 4 in th morning, drove lb uetny from th northern heights of I.inghuchun ami Nanc he ngtn j,, rourl landing down hi decision at i.i. Und occupied thoee positions. On the I hi earliest opportunity. The court "" I I .. ., I am day w uccupie.1 th vh inilie of n i)oornu omil uii morning KrahlhllM. ten nillm northeast of si It) o clock Chantiu, tthulangtat and Tungchialiu, too mile north of Changtu and Ho RIVAL TO BEEF COMBINE inglungshan, 13 miles iiorthaeet of Chngtu. Otherwise the situation is p.rm.r, of Illinois Ready to Build Big All F.uropn Join in pralr ol to trlt over lii auroras in bringing about ft negotiation,, A rollislon l.'tween trolley car newr Princeion, New Jersey, mulled in th injury of 0 persn.si. In the raM ol lb state ol Kanaa vs tli Hi.n.l.rd Oil coiiny, the nss Wi.n the first .ilnt. London rs belUv that th lrg boney Imleiiiiiiiy Japan will aak ol Russia wall break off negotiations. I again plactMl in jeopardy, and shove all, that the indictment did not even allege that Mr. Mitchell was a senator at the lime of the commission of the crime charged. At the conclusion of the arguments, Judge lie Haven took the mstter under consideration, stating that he did not know Just how long it would require for him to ariive at a conclusion, but that he would consider both the writ- It. n argument interpoied with the de murrer and th oral statement made Roth Uuiia and Japan have accepted unchanged." rret,i..ni Kofcvll'a aid la making p"-!'. Negotiation will U carried on la Wa.hu,gtn. fl Thnrrenrh government ha called bnroe lu governor ol French inslo t'lilna, in nmliir on plans for Ui d- lense ol l lit. colony. Russian Shells Wr Worthless. Ht. Petersburg, June IS. Th M. Pstonburg Telcgrsih agency haa r- calved dispatch from lis Shanghai Packing Hous. Chicago, J u ii 13. Th Farmers' Parking company has been organised lor the purpose of competing with the local and other packers. It capital stock was placed at f l.AOO.OOO. Th organisation la composed of livesUx k dealers, retail butchers and farmers. It is the Intention of the company to WILL ASK GUARANTEE. Japan Would Bind Russia to Strict Obtervanc of Treaty. Tokio, June 12. On the.sbility of Russia to offer a sufficient guarantee that she will live up to any treaty of peace arranged binge Japan s willing- nee to bring th. war to an end. Thia statement is made on the authority of one of the best known Japanese states men, on condition that bia identity be kept unknown. "Japan wants peace, he said, "but she will not be made a fool of by Rus sia. I hat nation must agree to keep her hands off tho Far East for a long term of years, and her treaty must con tain some clause which effectively pre clude her resuming hostilities when ber army and nary are rehabilitated, and such clause muat be of such char acter that they cannot lightly be dis regarded, bven at the present time, when her navy ha been entirely willed off the face of the waters and her army has been disrupted and placed on the defensive at all points, we bear from our secret agents in St. Petersburg that the advocates of a war policy urge the czar, if he feels that be must sub scribe to peace term, to refuse to com mit Russia to any policy of disarming that would prevent the execution of contracts for new warships of all clause which were made with German and American firm of shipbuilder. oarfpoiidnt, ho assert that not A teat i. l.i I ... h..,Iji .l it., mtf A I only wr th Itussisn ships so short of "s ol th drleuoe al Fort Monroe and shell tht they could indulge in only operate in Chicago and it haa secured M Point Comfort, conceded by army Hire, large practice on leaving l.lbau, Ian option on urn acres oi isnu ami ml navy other to b. th chief defense hut thai during the battle of the Sea packing plant near Uie Hawthorne race to Washinigoii, Attorneys in the tool trust Inquiry bsve dissgreed. Jan's terms ol Hated to Russia. , B""en wantt to contln th 'aligation In Vencsuela. American troop bar killed a band ol 40 reliel, the Island ol Haraar. pN hav been Loom I i..n ni.n nmlei tilHs either fell track, which it will operate, and ex- abort or failed to Inflict damage on the peels to purchase SlH acre on which to JaoabM vesaels. A number of mull-1 erect a mammoth plant nie occurred during Ui yoyag of the Knasian suua.lolis. esixx'Ully on th battleship Orel. Chin. Stow and Wesk. MeiCio City. Jun S. Contractor on th Vera Cms nd Pacillc railway Dying Natural Death. Chicago, Jun 13. The teamster' strike has come to the stage where it will die a natural death unless new Ills is Injected Into it by the strikers. Poring the past 24 hours nothing of neither The kaiser and rtar "' lh disunion ol Hvalnn. i.- .1 l.l I n ..-In. I. Chinamen from l.nv importance lias umeiuinii th ranks of their lslrer. They side lo th controversy having made """"I hav experimented with them and And any aggressive move. According to IM,J that their work is unsatisfactory. The the employe Involved in the trouble, rill not recog Norway road has 3.1MWI men at work relwl last- they have succeeded In getting their Headlv ,l..i. . ii.u.i.,...t I., .ml eoustiuclinx. J'lanlers along businiMis almost back to normal comu- Inlerlor ol Russia and hundreds ol po- lha lln. ol th road who used Chinese lions pie are Oelng killed. I en work or lay off. they are very low and hav not trength enough lor heavy work. Th bualliMM of tba Pnrtl.ni! not- offir for April shows an Increaaa ol 35 Pi cent over that ol April, 1U04. 1 sul Morton, now secretary ol the J'y b Ihwii elected chairman ol th r-uuluhln I lf 1 ........... u.l fi-i,ui.,iv. OTJvinki The teamster are doing abeo- hlp lo have been obliged to let Ihem luteiy Doming in me o.. Willi til l lltliese HO mil. linn udihk iii Not All Plain Sailing Yt. Paris. June 13. Opinion lu official and diplomatic quarter heie Is becom ing rather pessimistic as to me oui- w.t.e R.e.dlna Near Keokuk. m..i t. June 13 The Hood none ol the peace movement, owing to hlch ha overflowed thousands oi the l. retemourg uiiu-u. ov". K Admiral Knn.ii.i. i. ihae.se ..m. f Hue land in tho vicinity ol the leserved atutude ol Kussia ami uie on the n.v.i i.... i. u,.i...i,.i. ir.b..b I. .l.iwlv reeeitimr. th water activity ol the war party. A special s """" "7" . " : ' " "- ' . , . ..... .... i,i1..l Tmis mv li.vlna fallen annul two im nun osw v""" reaching a standstill last night. Iam- the influential Russians forming the ". i.. .u I. .. .H. I ..l....,.i . m.kina a atrona rally. age to larmera near ir..u wi - mated at $300,000, and the losses at being reinforoed by protest against Keokuk, Iavenport and other places I peace leiegrapueu u V, , long Ui river will sggregnle liundroils General l.lnieviicn aim an uie u.v...o.. commanoero t Waa defeutail In iha flret hum. The National F.dltorlal association in Hi convention at (luthri. Oklahoma. 'lopteil renolutlon. favoring immediate "leiioon ior the territory. Hwediah and Danish prince have re- ol thousands more. Riley Hmallwood, "''d th Norwegian throne' and Nor- ,ged 75, waa drowned at Alexandria. y Is preparing to establish a repub- "C Oreal llrltaln urges the choosing 8weden Not To Recognli " rinc Arthur for king. Ilia altr HI Generals Eagar to Fight. St. Petersburg. June 13. Kussia generals in command ol the lorces at ... I . .1... V. . 14 Pru...l..v lln. nh m.rrv ii.. i...i u-l.n . . i.. U.....H.1, 1. 1,. fmnt era vlolont V opposeu to au . v. ...... ...... vvv. ,U(U n interview, .... ..-.. --- - A'' t ii.i.. . -ill ...r,... .i muniiin the end mi 01 111 war, utunini him.. irovernuieiiii wn. v... - . r. - i - -ini, nnipillim I'lllll.l . ., ..Ill anl.inll I In .llliri.lllH (TU11IIII f"?0"0" " :u. r. : ; . .iron prott, .igned iy .n ...Tl- Japanese .re said to have cut off ihl. '.tandpolnt. The premier think, of hi. W? Vl.il U...I..I. I.. i il.. .IL-.I... i. ill a.lnlit t IIS VIHW tllO lirsovilV lliuiiinuv. , Tl rdlswnv'"' "he Michliiau flood la auhsld im. 'nu " .oonV. . . i .i....i..i with Jaoan lor a termination of . A Jlrltlal, .,,. .... w 3"Z Ihe will of Sweden. hMtMtlei, he called a council of war of Iut with 14 lives. all his generals I al BI.Mft natlnwAil I in in. Norway-Hweden dispute Brit- 5,c ... . , Philadelphia Mint Clos.a Undlng by Norway and Oem- I Fort , wortii, . " pllllatla,Dhl: June i3.More than -7 - Bweden. , - J "uit in Fort Worth compi.lng eight 200 employ", of the Dnlted State, mint Sweden m.e .i.iii,. .tllvln.lP1" For!. rSTS"!. Cif-iL.. Ul.v suswrnled indefinitely. o' union wttZ-riZZZS. U.T.' ."..r. Z colnlndopariment and the melt- " I RllnlD 4I1U UUw . " rr I - , , , ... f from 0le W IWO suir.ee, w.. -r-T. ..,,,,!. Theonlnrclcw. fPl. a nlmit nnar suililaaa m IHI'aV ui bimoi -- rp. l.....eui..A im I irttf tllftM UHDHriUltlll Ui VNlllV A llt iiibuiuhvw " i - till c against Russia. Chicago teamownera may split on the "rik. quetion. If they do it will be a ret winning for the strikers. by Are today. thing like 460,000. $85,000. Washington. SWEDISH ANGER RISING. Norway Accused of Ignoring Right, of Swedsn by Her Action. Stockholm, June 12. It i. impossi ble to forecast Swedish policy in rela tion to the Norwegian rebellion but signs are lacking of any willing acqui escence therein. The king, grown prince and many others, otticial and unoflicial, are disposed to legard the act of Christian! as those of a rebel lious cotiere of politician, which can not be considered as necessarily repre senting the will of the Norwegian peo ple. However, it is ditlicnlt to see bow an official proteat can be made, since nothing Short of a successful war is likely to restore the situation. In all, responsible men hesitate to com mand such a course. That thia hesita tion will survive the heat of a parlia mentary session may be slightly doubt ful. . ; Insist dap. Lost Ship.. St. Petersburg, June 12. A long dis patch from Rear Admiral Reitsenstein to the miuiatcr of marine, dated Shang hai, June t), gives the official report of the torpedo boat destroyer Itodri, whi.-h recently arrived there in tow of a mer chant steamer, but adds little to the know ledge almut the battle of tho sea of Japan. The officers of the lkxlri and the rescued men on board of her reiterate that the Japanese lost two battleships, one of which was of the Mikasa and the other of the Shikiehima type, and four cruisers. Great Drydock Launched, llaltimore, June 12. The govern ment drydock recently built by the Maryland Steel company at Sparrow'. Point, which will be towed to Manila, was successfully floated today. Miss Kndicott, diuighter of Rear Admiral Kndicott, christened the new vessel "Dewev." The Pewey is the largest floating dock in the world. It will lift 25,400 tons and cost $1,125,000. Its construction required 600 men con stantly at work. Gasoline Car the Thing. Chicago, June 12. The management of the Uarriman line, has ordered six additional gasoline motors to be used on their branch lines. The original motor has proved such an eminent .ac cess that it has been decided to use motors eventually on all branch line ha. been found, but the work OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST HARVE8T OUTLOOK IS READY TO SELL TIMBER. HIGH PRICE FOR WOOL. Million and a Half Pounda Go Under Sealed Bids at Shaniko. Shaniko The highest price paid for wool in Eastern Oregon in 25 year ws. paid to the grower, of this section of the state at the public auction sales here taut week. The sales were con ducted on the sealed bids system, and prices rsnged from 21 to 24 X cent for Merino wools. One small clip of cross bred Lincoln wool sold for 2)4 cent. These wools wore formerly marketed at The Dalles, but since the completion of the railroad to this point sales have been conducted here. The prices are the highest paid this season at any hastern Oregon point, and Wasco coon ty maintains its reputation as the lead ing wool market in the state. . -Tba high price which prevailed at these sales are eiecially gratifying to the growers, by reason of the fact that their loyalty to the sealed bid system has been rewarded by from 3 to 5 cents I e pound increase over price paid those who contracted earlier. Fully three-fourths of the wools grown in the state were contracted during the winter and early in the spring, this section be ing the only noticeable exception where the offers of tempting price failed to make serious inroads into the clip to be marketed. I-oral growers w ho held are highly elated over the success of the public sales, while the few who contracted here are correspondingly sorry that they did not stand by the sealed bid plan. The success of this year public sales firmly establishes the popularity and proves the wisdom of the plan. This being the only point in the state where a large quantity of the choice wools would be offered for sale on the sealed bid plan, a large number of buy era were attracted to the sales, and 20 representatives of the leading wool merchants and manufacturer. ' in' the P.ast and West were present. SUIT BY ASYLUM AUTHORITIES. Judge Galloway Sustains Demurrer by Secretary of Stat. Salem Judge Galloway baa sustain ed the demurrer to the writ in the mandamus proceedings brought by asyl um employes to compel Secretary of State Dunbar to issue a warrant for the amount of their monthly salaries. Judge Oalloway holds that the Kay law passed in 1!I05, doe not repeal the act of 1901 which prohibits the secretary from issuing a warrant when no appro priation is available. I nder Judge Galloway . decision it will be the duty of the secretary of state to issue a certificate of allowance and not a warrant for the amount of the salary roll. In rccordance with the plan already announced, a notice of appeal was given and the question will be presented before the Supreme court aa soon aa possible. Smelting Not the Only Plan. Grants Pass The big customs smelt er projected for the Southern Oregon district by Messrs. Fleck, Corliss, Wil liams, Snowgoose and other, is now an assured fact, and construction will be gin this week. Articles of incorpora tion have been filed for the Rogue Riv er Mining, Smelting and Power com pany. Smelting is not to be the only object of the new company, which ex pect, to put in a huge dam. This, with the 00-foot fall the river has at Savage rapids, where the smelter is to be built, they feel sure, is capable of generating at least 45.0(H) horse power for irrigation and power purposes. In 176 Feet on Buckeye, Stinn.ter W. F. Kippen, who holds the boud on the Buckeye group, located at the head of Little Cracker creek, reports the lower drift starWd last sea son as being now in 170 feet. He and associate, Thomas Kennersly, have not decided jitBt where they will com mence active work on the property. The rich rock already located is still showing up well, and Mr. Kippen has in bis possessoin the little gold brick realised from panning only 17 ounces of ore taken a day or two ago from the ledge.. Promise. Road to Tillamook. Hillbsoro The board of trade last week listened to an address by William Reid, who states that bonds have been sold for the construction of the railway to Tillamook. Mr. Reid asked Hill. boro to furnish the right of way from this city to Banks, and Mayor H. P. Cornelius will appoint a committee ol seven to devise ways and mean, to se cure the necessary deed contracts. Mr. Reid promises to commence construc tion soon. BRIGHT. Covered by Inheritance Law. Salem Attorney General Crawford bold, that a conveyance of real proper ty made to a man's children with the reservation of possession until his death, is an advancement within the meaning of the inheritance tax law and that the property is subject to the tax. The opinion was rendered at the re quest of the state treasurer in tho mat ter of the Johanna O linen estate. Boring for Artesian Water. Elgin For several week, a crew haa been engaged in boring an artesian well near Alicel. Work i. under tho super vision of a contractor from San Fran cisco. The wall at this time i. a little over 700 feet in depth and aa yet no rock and but little water that will flow 1. .till work. I being continued. Little Grain in Clackamas Injured by Continued Showers. Oregon City Damage to fall grain, which in localities has been felled to the ground, has resulted from the. con tinuous showers of the last week. George LaZelle, a farmer from New Era, report that the rains have low ered to the ground an acre field of hi velvet chaff wheat, which be fears wTTl have to lie cut for hay. This field wis one of the finest pieces of growing grain in the county, the stalks having attain ed a height ol six feet, and the grain was well headed out. v iiarring further unfavorable weather conditions, the grain crop of Clackamas county this year will lie without prece dent with iepect to yield, Mr. LaZelle estimating that this field would have produced between 50 and 60 bushels to the acre. The aphis pest appeared on wheat and oats in tome sections, but not to the extent but that a few day of warm weather will rid tho grain of the destructive visitor. Except unfavorable weather inter feres with the harvest, tbe yield of hay in this county this year will be a rec ord breaker, the stand of grass being exceptionally heavy and of fine quailty. AUTO LINE IN VALLEY. Connecting Link Established Between Independence and Salem; Independence An . automobile lit has been put on between Independence and Salem. There is a missing link of 12 miles between these two points in the transportation facilities of the val ley. For years there has been talk of a motor connecting the Southern Pacific lines on the East and West sides. This spring the roads have been improved and the automobile brought the 'solu tion. Local capital at Independence' and s.iem Da liad the matter under con sideration . A surprise was sprung when a ten-seat bote! bus machine was put on the run by the Oregon Suburban Auto company. It is understood the Oreogn City Transportation company is largely concerned in the movement. A reg'tlar schedule will be announced shorty. Jt is the purpose to connect closey a. possible with Southern Pacific trains at Salem and the motor cars here. Good Sign of Prosperity. Washington These changes in sal aries of Oregon postmasters have been announced : Increase Albany, Tbe Dalles, $2,200 to $2,300; Arlington, Burns, Condon, Elgin, $1,200 to $1,300; Athena, Monmouth, Myrtle Point, $1,- 000 to $1,100; Corvallis, $1,800 to $1, 900; Dallas, Forest Grove, $1,500 to $1,000; Independence, $1,300 to $1,- 400; Junction City, Lebanon, Milton, $1,100 to $1,200: Klamath Falls, $1, 300 to $1,500; La Grande, $2,100 to $2,200; Mount Angel, Woodbnrn, $1,- 200 to $1,400; Newberg, Ontario, tl, 400 to $1,500; Oregon City, $2,000 to $2,200; Wasco, $1,100 to $1 300. De crease Sumpter, $2,000 to $1,700. Salmon Reach the McKenzie. Salem According to report, that have been received by . Master Fieh Warden H. G. Van Dusen, tbe McKen zie river is lull of salmon, this condi tion evidently having - been brought about by the construction of a good fish way over the falls at Oregon City. Mr. Van Dusen is inclined to think the re ports are exaggerated, but he is pleased with the outlook and has placed rocks in the river just below Gate creek, snd hopes to take a large number of salmon for hatchery purpose. Golden Chariot and Orleans. Sumpter A prominent mining ex pert is here this week from Philadel phia for the purpose of inspecting the Golden Chariot and Orleans groups. Tbe first named is located near here and the latter in close proximity to the Golconda. Senator Folche, of Pennsylvania, is interested in these properties to such an extent as to con sider them worthy of investigation, and on the result of the expert's report will depend whether he and asosciate. will take hold of the mines and develop them to a producing stage. Working on Owyhee Survey. Vale Engineer Herbert E. Newell, of the Reclamation service, now has a force of men at work oa the Owyhee, where preliminary surveys in connec tion with the proposed irrigation projwt will be made this summer. It is stated that the government is contemplating the construction of two reserviors, as it is claimed there are about 20,000 acres of valuable government land that cannot be covered by water from the Harper basin project. PORTLAND QUOTATIONS. Wheat Club, 84c per bushel; blue stem, 90lc; valley, 8587c. - Oats No. 1 white, feed, $30 per ton ; gray, $30. Hay Titnothy, $1416 per ton; clover, $11(912; grain, $1112; cheat, $1112. 'KKS Oregon ranch, 1819c per dosen. Butter Fancy creamery, 17) 21 V4'c per pound. - Strawberries $1.2531. 50 per crate. Apples Table, 1.602.50 per box. Potatoes Oregon fancy, $1.35 1.50; new potatoes, $1.50. Hops Choice, 1904, 22,S,'24c per pound. ' i Wool Eastern Oregon, best, 19(8 Government will Now Opan Forest Reserves to Loggars. Washington, June 9. Following out ts declared intention of developing forest reserves by use, the bureau of Forestry annonces, by special bulletin, that mature timber in all forest re serves is to be offered for sale. The restriction formerly laid upon the ex port of timber from the states in which the forest reserves were located haa been removed, and the law now place, no limitation on the shipment of tim ber grown on any forest reserve, except those in tbe state of Idaho and th. Black Hill reserve, in South Dakota. Tbe- effect "of this change in the law, and the declared policy of the depart ment Agriculture, is that the timber on the reserves may now be cut and disposed of to the highest bidder. On many of the reserve there are great quantities of mature timber, and on some of them the facilities for getting it ont as' a reasonable cost are excellent. The forest service, which has charge of the administration' of the reserves, ia anxious to begin the cutting of thia mature timber aa soon as possible, and " it ia prepared to consider offers from lumbermen who wish to undertake such operation.. It i. perhaps well to call attention to the fact that this announcement doe. not mean that the forest reserves ar. going to be devastated under authority of the government. On the contrary, the distinct antfdeiinite purpose of tbe forest service is to, improve the re serves by utilizing the .material that is now fit for lumber. In doing to, it HI also provide for the reproduction of the . lore. anf the restocking of those area upon which forest condi tion, are defective. Work of this kind has "been successfully carried on for some years " in the Black Hills forest reserve, and haa been begun with tbe greatest promise of success on the land, of the Chippewa Indians, in Northern Minnesota, from which it ia proposed to create another National reserve. The public in general, and lumber men in particular, will be interested to know tbat in this last case the re strictions imposed by the forester have in no way hampered the lumbering operation.. Timber sold at public sale, with full knowledge of these re strictions, brought higher price, than were obtained for white and Norway pine in the same region, and tbe slash haa been burned and got out of the way at a cost of about 12 cent, per 1.. 000 feet board measurement. The supervisor of each forest reserve is authorized to receive application, for the right to cut timber; intending pur chasers shonld communicate with him, not with the department at Wash Lug ton. OVERTURN THE WHITEWASH. Convention of Baptists Refuse, to En dorse Rockefeller. North Bend, Ind., June 9. "Re solved, that we express ou reel vs against tbe present tendency to criticise th. great Baptist brotherhood in the person of one of its most active member., and this in the face of the fact that there is no evidence to prove Mr. Rockefeller i. or ever ha. been either directly or indirectly connected with conduct that ia out of line with the highest morality." This resolution caused a storm ol protest, today at the convention of the Northern Indiana Baptists' association. It was voted down after vigorous com ment, both in defense of it and in op position to it. The defense of John D. Rockefeller was drawn by Key. Mr. Wheeler, of Elkhart, who introduced it and made a speech in defense of it. Rev. Mr. Lan kin, of Mishawaka, also defended it. Tbe protests were started by Rev. C. K. Parker, of Laporte. who, among other things, said: "Rotten thing, should be dealt with in Uie most rigid way." Sweden is Loyal to Oscar. Stockholm, June 9. The Norwegian coup d'etat was answered here tonight by a great patriotic demonstration of loyalty to and sympathy with King Oscar. A great procession, accom panied by bands, went to Roeendal Castle, where the bands played the national anthem. In a few minute, the king and other members of the roy al family appeared on a balcony of the castle and ware enthusiastically cheered by the demonstrators, while a number of ladies presented ths king a bouqeet of flowers. Bring Horn. Paul Jones. New York, June 9. The second squadron of the North Atlantic fleet, consisting of the armored cruiser Brooklyn and the protected cruiser. Chattanooga, Galveston and Tacoma, selected by the Navy department to bring home the body of John Paul Jone. from France, assembled off the naval anchorage at Tompkinsville, Staten island, today, and will proceed to sea on the way to Cherbourg. The Brooklyn will receive the casket. 23c: vallev. 27Ua2'Jc: choice, !U32i'c per pound. No Let-Up On Beef Trust. Chicago, June 9. Instruction, were received toda by the Federal grand jury which has been investigating th affair, of the beet industry, to continue the invest'gation and return indict- mohair, menta if Uie juror, find that tbe testi I mony warrant, such action.