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OREGON MIST. VOL. XXI. BT. HELENS, niHtt.fiV. vritnAV witmr t, r- " NEWS OF THE WEEK In a Condensed Form lor Our Busy Readers. HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS A Bourn ef l"Prtnt but Not Lets Interesting Evtnf of tSa Past Wk. Nicaragua l rrrlng to Invade lluiultint. A revolt against tlii government la Ml ill IVfltlH. F.i-iiovrrnor Hlgglm, if New Vork, Is again fading In health. Un are gradually securing control ol tl Transvaal parliament. A Clinton, N. 0., grand Jury lu In dicted a nund' of county olluiaU fur ,nilijli!riiM'iit, The break In ilia Colorado river ha bren cIimiI ami mt water la now going into tin' Sallon Sink. limit Northern and. Northreu Pacific ttallU' U llll ldly crippled between ripntftiiv and the hound. Wiit-mclai! uHirlal ai avned of grafting by an American. Parade ha livyun lla rvolullin on Castro. The Canadian l"acifUi Iim jiwt de clared a dividend of 3 t cent fur the half ymf ending lt IVcrinber. Tim United Hlats Circuit Court at Son I raiiclsni h Just (nit all end In .1 . . ...,.. . .i . aiKHlur gel rt'ii -quic mnwn, ine Cumulative Trust Cc, of Washington. The Mmnraita attorney ventral lias mtiiiiicmed pr"eedlng to ci.iiiisiI 10 mllrxi'U In that k'bIb U adopt a i diKiimi In freight rate ordered by the r'tat lUlinwd commission. lUlmi Ruugw, !., Iiaa a taw aimllar to the thaw shooting. Tin- limis committee hit a uUtl lute for ItiBsmyrll" plan of leasing I owl land. Tin' Ninth Carolina legislature iiaa pa.wl a lull lu iltuviuitlnue lli stale Kantian authorltle have arrested a nuiulvr nl girls attending a wiiiiimry (,,r complicity in riutnua aia. The iMlniBUr gnnerwl of Canada Ilia harm! from the mails paper giv lint the Tliaw Idenc in detail. Hratnr Fulton am! iUtunin aro nmll- I dent Micro will Iw no cliaiice III the IltmtnT lawn llm prtowot anwloii uf run Tlir M-natx hi a'.artuil an Inutiliy r Iksi'Iihk I'mlikl MaU otviiiry of CuIm. TIi iM'iialora want to know how lotiK llm tonure U to laat A munlicr f Imllnna rltica !iiri muntiiiittl onrrhii ia in fortv lia ukil IIik liKlalatnrw for relief. I'oor Iwrvi't1 ami heavy taica art tlie raiuw, Omplivl itti mr limilaKriiK'iit. Oil iIiIit all over thf country liave receireil ixiiim ol a raiite ol imp Moll cent a loillun In oil roiliicta. In ont yr llm mean Hii,oiki,(xki u the Mmvlnfl Oil omiany. HK'keleller hu jitut ivtin any t'l,MK,0K). Toll wiya llm ihhiiiIp favor a contract tvHteiii fur the rnnaina canal. A a'iiml fetiil may can war hv twwii Uiinteiimla am! ftttvailor. Ilnrriiimn nava lid may neck a loh on llm liilernlnlo I'oinmiirca CoiiiiiiImhIoii. Th( Sim KmnrinMi rhailiher of own- mcree in mil. I in)inie.initc scIhiiiIh. CiiUiiii are talklnirof lluhtlnir Aiiicri- I m Ihh bu the ninil KiutnU have lieen IIKTl-IUttol. The (viiiiitry homo of Wannnutker, ir l'liiliii.)iin. haa hurmxl. entail- li'K a Imw ol 11,1X10.000. Jituiii Iihm aaknil iM'rinlxnlon to ilitxir- ! tl' Aimirliiiii aiiihiiMutiliir to Kua iauml Jiijmn (liiiinii the rtHvnt mir. Fulton lum aitkeil tlio uoverniiient to pruvlilii Iwoilrwluiraforllin I'liclflPcimut, ono fur Olefin hiuI one foi Va!ilantton. 'miiii inn KiiKBiun ami Jiitinniw gov- wiiineiila will eriH-t uiemoriala at l'ort Artliiirtiillieirfiilli.il nil. Hera in tlio Ji'fetme itml ciipturo of that fortrean. Hill biivh he nuiv ilonliln track tlio (irmt Nurllu.rii ltaentiro leiiKtlt In or iler to HivmiiiniKlute tho fimt growing lllwillt'KM. The Hriuilimi government it to Send 'un.lron lo the United Mate fr iriin,y .nii, H 1b nnminew that all lli'grose will he t kmi In.,,, llm xhina before thiiv Blurt . The French cabinet proposes an In cotuii lax to relieve the poor. The price of all grmlu of diamonds lm licen advanced 5 per cent. 'h'liels urn reported to have defeated government forces in Argentina. There is not wheel turning on any rsilroad between Spokane and the Const, ''gyp! Inn explore! have found the 'm'l'O'iy ,,f tho famous Queen Telo. Troops have been ciillod to stop ill t- '"K 'g Japanese miners in Jiiiaii. Many have been killed. Tim nmjeel. to connect Ijiko Washing, "'"and Puma sound with a en mil has laiim revived In congress. John 1), Uoekefeller has given $:I2, iiiio.ooo of niHl-class securities for gen mil education throughout the United wr . r-i i wna DC. r I Alt r. I ,1 . Wttttrn Union Employat at Chicago ravor a Btrlka. llilcago, J'elK 12, ((pen (leli,w 0f llm W intern I'nloit Telngrapli (imipany lta voice.! lit a Itmim lueetlnv of It em liloyiw ie, In MimlolHuV hull, l.'U Van Unriii alriM-t, tliU afleriiixui. More than 800 oH-nilom were (mikiil Into the hull, ami many of thein fuvorml inlliiiU an liiiiiicdiutii alrikeon the coin jliy iiiiIcm the men who have recently Uteii iliaehnrgil for Joining the union are at omui reinalull. KewihilluiiH irncticy aiinnuni'liig their im iiiherxlilp In t, Coiiinienlal Telegmpliera' Union of Ainerlm were adupM liy the 0ienilury, ami the e.. olive cuiiiniltt4ii of tho union wun In. alrin twl t( notify the comny that a coiitllinutloii of it allege.1 iliw rimiiiaU lug dUHii.le will lie ritMilsl. I'ri'i,i nt H. J. Snmll and Herretary V.ley Uiium II of the iintioiinl oriwiii- witloii uthM.ili-l the mm linu iinl iirni tlio men In the ollioe of the Wiwt. em I'nloii ininpaiiy not to take luiHty action until the union i ready to ad In bII lurun citl. I'rcBidniit Hniall miiil after llie'incctlng tlinl the oTnlon in 22 cltlca hud juliud in the movement am! that if a trik wer declureil it would not lie confined to Chicagu, Tho men Imvw licen aw-retly oririiii 0g for about two ymra, and l'rmidenl Hioall awrt that rtHvntly niuw old employeB of the niiiiinuy have U-n l! lmr,-m in the local ultliw Imhuihh1 of their activity in union aflaira. FINDS SECRET OF PORCELAIN. Director of Savrai Radltcovara Pro can of Making "Tandra" Wara. 1'arlB. I ch. 12. M. tliorire Vogt, di rector of tlie artlBtle deaitineiit of the luttioiml factory of tmnvlaiti, at Sevrc, Ium put loaile a illiMiivcrv which will entirely elmniie the picaent art of por celain manufacture. There are two kind of irceluii), the har-l and the "tendrc." The atret of the iiinimfHi-tiire of the hitter wtui fimt iliacovrri-d hy the Clilnw and otvuplwl (lie alteiit ion of the chi'imntii of all KuroK during the elutit'iilh, wven lifctti and ciiihtn'iith oeiitiiritn. At lint all attempt to dim-over the formu la were without rrault, tint at Uxt mic rttu wni altuiinxl, the "temlre" porce lain wn .II-imvcm-.! m l pcrfi-cttxl. Thin delimte wiiivluiii reliiiuil u prcitH until in 1710 a new potcclain waa llivcntolin Saxony. Hue Mxon p..rc la(n, if U delicate and lens rich M.rlment station at t'nion. in d.'c.ialioii, luu! the advantage over iw pmejw change In tho primary the temlre" of being atMligiT and election law w ill lie teferred to the peo moro pliable, jrg oblerta could l"' ' pie (or their derision aivording to a made In it which weie mil tw'ihl in cUinae IikIiiv inrertcd by I'-alley, Its the leinlre.' I.ltlle by little the man- author. uhu tiire ol the "lendre" wa abandoned I Hy just one vote the house tfalay and with It dimppmred all the charm. gmiit,x the pipirsl fur tho people to lug little objicts which could nut ln again vole on the woman suffiage ipies made lit liard (xucelaln. At Inst tlio ( 10n. secret was lout and fur over a century The remainder of the scasion w ill lie ceramist sought to redireovcr it, but ; without sucrcBx. er legislative wtsion ill years was fur- N.iw M. Vogt has discovered the sec- t,er Ishind in its work than theammi ret of uwkliig II and also how to make ,iy ,mw doing husiniMH at tho capital II more iiuraiue ami pnaoie, nu n win eiialile nun ui ovcrciune an tu uimcui ties which beret the maiiulai'tiire of the tendm" in former tiiiiiw. RIOTERS BEAT ITALIANS. Assault on Motorman Enrages Pat- engera on Streetcar. San Francisco. Feb. 12. I'olire re' serve were rallr out l.mighi. ui iiueu m .Inu.l,'.. rl..l nil Klltti-r Ktreet ts'twe'!! Fillmore ami IVrirlen ftrvct. The ..,.,i..i..aa..( B.ioiitls.nnd Suitor streel .r, i.U.ylng an older rvntlyisu!hythnugh tho lower houae. The joint l... I'...l...l l,' a al,,li)ie.l li s lilt lou'se four Kalians Herniated in hang- lug onto the running board on the KKnl Slilo Ol I no cur. inej ,.,,...... - finally Induced by angry piut-cngci to rtiine ns ilc. ami Hie motorman tnrevv up on the current. behind the motoruiBii and kiuarked him .enmdeis with a blow of Ilia list. A V'llel'l 111' iliiliur nu n .. -,.,-. .... , I ,1... 1...1 u ll..i. .I.tritwul nrv liilckwitteil tKissi'iigei smviHileil in bringing the car In a stop within t!u hlm k, and the passengers, bIkuiI loo In numls'r, priKwIcd to give tlie Ital ians a fearful iHiiting. The police re-; serves were oallwt out, ami tncy nan to use their clubs to restore order. Chehalls Creamery Sold. Chehalis, Wash., Feb. 12. Nelson A Justoscn have said the Chcliolls cream ery to O. brewer, who recently came bore fiom the northern part of tho state. The creamery hero has been a success ever since It was started, the business having grown with the development of dairying in tho Chehalis and Nevvau - kuin valleys. During lOOtl over 25,000 pounds more butter was made hero than during the previous year. The t'hehul- is milk condensing plant ia now recelv- lug alinoal an even z.uou innuiun ".Voto on womiiu siuirngo ai vue juiih, milk daily. Women Enter a Protest. Chill (iinonga, Teiin., Feb. 12. Wo men of this city met today and protest ed agnliiHt the printing of the detail of the Thaw murder wise andslmiliircoiiit r,v Ilium. Tho protest waa made In tlm lntiirist of (ho sanctity of our tlm rmritv of our children, ' and to protest against, tlie liumno mm detailed accounts given in these dully paper of the sensational and scan daloiiH proceedings of the criminal Court." Cut the Tariff on Wheat. City of Mexion, Feb. 12. Fearing a wheat famine In the country In conse ftiliitiMIt of the Inn! chips, the Finance 1 u-Mi I bo $160 fur 1 " ruury 15 to Juno 1 .11.. .1. u...l I'.iu iiium ill reel V from ed from the Oniled States. Tho du y was . Iseovered 1 1 1 ho that wheat will lui' PROCEEDINGS OF OREGON LEGISLATURE Monday, February , Salem, '(,,, j J Hy iinumloiiH vote llui ( hiipln ruilroiid ttiinnibainn hill pu-Mi the Ikiiihu Imhiy. At the June election in ItitiHtwoof the three corn m.nioiier will 1 elected hy the rmo pie. The third will lie elected in 1010. I'nlil then the governor, awrelarv of atitle and aUtu tnruuirer w ill unooliit inetiiheiN. It la nroliuhle the houi-e will tt''nit tlm hill iw it came from the hoiiKe, The houae punned the bill providing for a ehifne mid dairy IncpH-tor and a creamery and dairy couiiiiiraioncr. Tho apfaiiiiteea are to receive Hnliirlin of ll,f00 each and exH-nne allowancua of 1, 0(10 inr year. lint lil 1 1 iiinkiiig appropriations for lruln, Winlon and Aahland in rmal Bi'liools wiw fuwinthly reixirUxl to the houre. 1 he three aciioula are to rinnilve 1 1 -',1)00 If t, hill Hhould Uvotiie luw. Tlie ini uNiirc aiiiiroiirintiiiK $100,000 for the Hi-nttle exnition waa alw) fu voriihly rejiorled. Jlie pMixxed Imnkiiiir law in caiuiiiiK the Bi iiiiti) iiiin-li cunei-rn. The liiveiiile iurt hill U now In the hamla of the governor. He may veto it uh he coimiilem too much expeiiac would be attached to it ne a law. Mult nomah county would Iw put to an all ium I eipcDRu'uf IIO.Ol'O. I he leu re piimcd a bill to tax timber land in proportion timber It miitalna. to the amount of The bill providing "no half lure" T.ne votel down by tl o home. The initu'iirii giving the elate uni veraity (I. '5,00(1 a year waa pimnl by the Iioum. The lu-iiHte pnivcd a bill providing lOil.ooo for extensions to the jxirUige rd. Frldny, February 8. Salem, Feb. rt. The hous this morn ing suwd a bill revi king all franchisee In cities granted by the Mate, and plac ing the power of renewal entirely in the hmi.le of the various municipalities. llos-s of Ibsul Kiver for the emit ion of a new county In It lerirtory went glimmering when the senate this .after noon indefinitely Mtpoiied the bill creating Cascade county. Among the bills pusMsl by the s.-nnto tluy were: 1'or voting machines, iimking it a felony to entice a child under 18 vcars for immoral purposes, nn aiiiiroiirlntlnir I15.(HH) fur the ex strenuous fur the lawiuakers. Nooth- c,tv I'reaident Haines was pmntel with a gavel today similar to that given SH'iiker Ikivey a few days ago. In Hip senate today live new bills were introduced. The senate lias re ceived "07 bills and the house 30tl. 1 hursday, February 7. Salem, Feb. "4. Tho somite txiny voted to create a beard of regcnls to select two iHirmals to be continued and to aNdish the others. At the house "as "inieu uowu ivvo aimnar ui u 'lmil.tlul It the senate on. wiugei COIIlllIll ICC OO MllVB noil llllllun iu ill- cide.1 to favorably report appropriations ' tho Ashland, Weston and The Jones bill appropriating $.100,-' noo for free locks at Oregon City, con- Itingent on the United Slates increasing Mho same to enough either to buy the ' premseul locks or lunld new ones mis i vvariii supjHirl in the house and the prosi'ls of its passing are bright. The senate today ivfuswl to adopt a miiiuntv rcKirt adverse to an amend- incut to statement uumlier one. This bulimies that ltailcy's bill to amend the statement mimlier one section of the diixH't primary law will la- passed by the senate, fur the Hi votes are enough to carry the bill. Hailcy's bill provides for a change in statement number one ho as to make it pledge the signer to vote tor that candidate for United States senator who shall re ceive the highest vote for tlio party to WIU u,,, signer belongs. I j riK n,e day tho house passed four 1 billa ami at a sossion tonight S3 were i lll)MSj Thiiteen new ones were in- j ,riHlluV(i i,.presiittat ive Jones, of Polk, Intro- ,i,hihI a proved constitutloniil amend- ',(, providing that the people again 1008, election. bouse bill creating tlio lwemti Judicial district of Gilliam, Wheeler and Sherman counties was passed. Wednesday, Tebruary 6 Salem, Feb. 0. The bill appropriat ing . $150,000 for the Seattle fair has to make tho amount boon amended $100,000. Seventeen now bills wore presented in tho house mid but three in Hie sen- Opposes Assistant Attorney General. Salem Three Is ono thing the secre tary of statu wont after he is not going to get from tlie ways and means com mittee. A bill was brought to the ways mil means euminitteo providing for another assistant attorney general, tho at torney nvestiinit lon it attorney goner about tills In creufo In his staff, but. that the request Cttino j, um tho secretary of state's olllce. I ate. lluiitley'e corrupt practice bill, to regulate eloctionis, wan given a knock' out blow tm lay in tlie houae by Imlcfl nil piiHtponcinciit, Jiinu graiiljora tiuve duacondixl upon the legmluture and are determined to have mctiHuroM rjnniMl which will com pel the Mtate to iaaue deel upon the fraudulent laml rale ccrtifiiaU and alHo cfiiupel tho alU to pay interwit Uion the money paid to tlie tat by the ernoin wlio procurcnl the eertin nitee. Normal wlioole are very much unset tled in the IcKiHlature and nolxxly hiw a clear loreaight aa to what will be done. It Heomii probable, however, Unit Dmin and Monmouth will be abandoned. The uncut ion will come up in the liouce next Wtvlnewluy. The way and imn committee of both houBcn thin afternoon voted to ap ptopriato IL'S.OOO annually for the next two ycara for the University of Oregon. This ie about $45,000 more than appropriated two year ago. The appointment of three railroad comuiiaiiioDcni by the governor, two to aerve until 100H and one to aerve until 1011), auil their nueceMor tu lie elected by the iieople, ia the aulwtance of an amendment which the joint committee on milnavie agreed upon today, and which will be iimcrtcd in the Cbapin i bill before it ia reported back to tlie Iboui-e, The coininittee alw decided to mluce tho Haluried of comniirrionera from $5,000 to $4,000, and to provide for the ityment of traveling expense, iiiHtead of having the cominiagioneni Iiy their own expenaea. Among the aenate bills pruwed today were: To give labon-rs prior lien on lojfi", lumlH-r, etc.; raieing to $7,500 the amount tliHt may lie recovered for acts causing ili-ath ; fur garninhment of wages of public ollicers and employes. The senate killcl neven bills and the houne ten Uxlay. The majority of the Dills were covered uy other measures that had been previously introduced and 'considered in committee. Tuesday, Februsry S. Salem, Feb. 5. Another bill has len introduced to compel holdcm of land grants from the government to sell the land at $2.60 per acre and in tracts tmt exceeding 100 acres. The house im-wi a bill prohibiting the grunting of a liquor license to any one who has been convicted of selling liquor to minora. Another houte bill passed prohibits any hut members from wearing badges of secret orders. , A new bill in the sefit makes the Associated Press a common carrier. A new house bill provides tliat offi- . corn must not w ink at violations of state laws and provides for punishment of such officers. j A gavel presented to Speaker Pavey bx'ay contained five kinds of wood: Oregon grape, the state flower; apple, from a seedling planted at Vancouver in 1825; cherry, from a seedling start ed in Iowa in lK45and transplanted to Oregon in 1847; service berry, from near Oregon City, the first territorial capital; yew, from Cliampoeg, the site of the fimt American civil government on the Pacific Coast. The bill for the transportation of convicts by prison guards Instead of sheriffs was defeated in the senate. Twentv-one new bills were Intro duced in the house Uxluy and eight in the senate. PORTLAND MARKETS. Fruit Applea, common to choice, SiK'Ac lx r box; choice to fancy. Il Mon-!s.ft0; pears, $l(3il.50. Vegetables Turnips, $l(2yi.25 per sack; carrots, $l(Vi)1.25 per sack; beets, II .25(S,1 .50 per sack; horeeradiah, if 8c per pound; sweet potatoes, Scper pound; cnbliage, 24 per pound; cauji- flower, $2.60 per tioxen; celery, fs.oo 4 per crate; pumpkins, 2o per pound; squash, 2c per pound; Bprouta, 8o p r ixmnd. Onions Oregon, $11.35 per hun dred. Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, fancy, $1.40(,r)1.50; common, $11.25. Wht Club, 68c; blueetem, 70c; valley, 6t(i)u7c; nnt, 0c. taita No. 1 white, $29; gray, $28. Itarley Feed, $22 per ton ; brewing, $23; rolled, $24324. 60. Rve $1.40(1.45 pt?r cwt. Com Whole, $26; cracked, $27 per ton Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $14 15 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy, $17(ji)18; clover, $9; cheat, $9; grain hay, $9(ci10; alfalfa, $14. ltutter Fancy creamery, S2,35o per pound. Butter Fat First grade cream, 86c per pound ; second grade cream, 2o lees per ismim. -gg V'regon nincii, ova per doxen Poultry Average old hens, 1213c per pound; mixed chickens, 11 12c; spring, 1314; old roosters, 10e; dressed chickens, 1415c; turkeys, live. 17 ( 17H.0; turkeys, dressed, choice, 20(et2le; goose, live, 10X2)120; ducks, 10(ifil8e. Vval Dressed, 5 HtS)9' per pound. Boof Dressed bulls, 23o per pound; cows, 45c; country steers, 66sC. Bad Air and Not Grip. Salem Bad air and not tlie grip, has tho house in its clutches. For a week a majority of the house members have been indisposed, and a grip epidemic was blamed. Returning members sniffed the air of the house chamD.ir on their entrance and deemed uiai 11 was he cause of headaches, lame back and laop of ambittion. The committee onr evolutions Introduced a resolution in- struct lug the capltol and grounds com- mittee to investigate conditions. JAPAN NEEDS SEVERE LESSON. High German Official Regrets Amer ica Yields to Upstarts, Iterlin, Feb. 11. The anxiety of ("resident Kooacvelt to accede to the de mands of the Juponese in the Califor nia school question has created a very bad Impression here, especially in mil itary and diplomatic circles, where the whole affair has been watched from the beginning. A very high official in the foreign department, who ia doner than any other man to the minister of foreign affairs, yestenlay said; "It is a great pity that a great nation like America shall lie forced by circum stances to give in to these Jafianese up starts, who will now grow more conceit ed than ever, "It is evident that Japan is trying to pick a quarrel with the United Stutcs, and that a conflict is Isiund to come, for it is the purpose of the Japanese to drive every white power out of the Far East. I have no doubt that, if Ameri ca had a strong navy today, your presi dent's reply to the mikado's ultimatum would have had another sound, but, under the circunuitarieve, the United States is too weak to risk the loss of their prectige in a war in which Japan would have every advantage, and w ben you would be unable to defend either Hawaii or the Philippines. "Germany also has important inter ests in the Kat and, while the Geiman government will use every effort to build a mighty navy, the defiant atti tude of Japan at many occasions since Russia a defeat is one of the principal reasons. "These yellow devils, whose civiliza tion is of tlie most superficial nature; will never cease to cause trouble until they have been taught a severe lesson with tlie sword." WILL BE RECORD SESSION. Oregon Legislature Will Appropriate About $5,000,000. Salem, Feb. 11. Unless the legisla tive pruning knife is applied wisely and discriminately, the present legis lature will win for itself the designa tion of the "$5,110,000 session." Bills carrying outright appropriations aggre gating $4,800,166.01 have been intro duced to date, and there remain two weeks of the session in which further demand on the treasury may be made. At any rate, the indications are that the appropriations of the present legis lature will establish a new record. Of this gigantic total, the committee on ways and means has recommended favorably bills carrying appropriations to the amount of $2,439,200.96. There are pending in tlie two houses other measures carrying $2,348,905.95, and but one bill making an appropria tion, that for the state library commis sion and carrying $12,000, bag pRtsed both bouses. In conjunction with this estimate of the possible expenditures of the people's money, there Is not includ ed the probable cost to the state of nu merous boards and commissions it is proposed to create on a per diem basis. Neither do the figures given include the cost to the state if either of the numer ous bills providing bounties for the scalps of wild animals is pissed. With scarcely an exception these measures impose on the state a portion of the bounties that are proposed to be paid. Another item of expense not included is that entailed in the bill providing for tlie purchase of voting machines. REPUBLICS WON'T MAKE UP. Honduras and Nicaragua Said to be on Verge of War. Washington, Feb. 11. Advices re ceived at the Btate department late to day to the gravity of the Central Amer ican situation. It was reported that the arbitration which has been going on in San Salvador for the adjustment of the ditlicultiea between Honduras and Nicaragua had been abruptly tei minated and war was pending, Costa Rica and Salvador have joined their efforts to those of the United States and Mexico to prevent a war in Central America as the result of the political friction between Honduras and Nicaragua. Senor Salvo, the Costa Kican minister, assured State depart ment officials today that his govern ment, after communicating with that of Salvador, had made representations to the opposing governments to induce them to refrain from hostilities. Finish Work on Hand First. Washington, Feb. 11. Senator Ful ton has been urged to offer an amend ment to the river and harbor bill au thorizing the survey of the Columbia river between the mouth of the Wil lamette and the Dalles rapids with a view to furthet improvement. He has decided that this is imprudent, for it is necessary during tlie next few years to concentrate efforts on completing the big projects now under way, for the Columbia river below The Dalles will not accommodate all commerce that can pass through the Celiio canal. For World's Fair in 1913. Sacramento, Feb. 11. The move ment to hold a world's fair in San Francisco in 1913, the 400th annivers ary of the discovery of tlie rai'itic ocean, to surpass any -exposition thnt has been held in this country, was given an Impetus today. The legisla ture Iuib been asked to appropriate $3, 000,000 for tlie projected Pacific Ocean exposition. Congress, It is expected, will appropriate $3,00,000 and a like amount Is to be raised by the people Congressman R xey Dies. Washington, Feb. 11. John Frank lin Rixey, the Viiglnla congressman, died Saturday at the residence of his brother, Surgeon General Rixey, of tlie navy, in this city to tuberculosis. Death was due PROMISE WON'T DO President and Delegation From San Francisco Io Deadlock. NO CONCESSION ON SCHOOLS Exclusion of Japanese Coolies Only Will Bring Agreement Presi dent Cannot Guarantee. Washington, Feb. 12. A complete deadlock haa developed in the discus sion between President Uoosevelt and the educational authorities of the city of San Francisco relative to the exclu sion from the public schools of that city of Japanese children. There is no present indication that this deadlock will be broken or a satisfactory solu tion of the perplexing problem will be reached. Tlie blame for present conditions rests largely jn the president. He was forced to an admission yesterday that he could go no further than to promise the exercise uf his utmost exertions in negotiating a treaty with Japan for the exclusion of coolies. This waa not sufficient for the Coast delegation. The members dt sired an assurance that Japan ia willing in good faith to enter upon negotiation of such a treaty, and that it will be followed by drastic leg islation. The president could not give the assurance requested and bluntly said that the legislation feature is im practicable. At the conclusion of the conference the president informed the delegation that he would present the entire matter under consideration to the cabinet at its meeting today and later call the delegation to the White House again. OREGON APPLES IN LONDON. Rogue River Newtown Net Growers $2 38 F. O. B. Medfurd, Or., Feb. 12. The high character of tlie yellow Newtown apples produced in the Rogue river valley is illustrated by the returns which are coming in from the numerous cars con signed to the London dealers by tlie growers of this valley the present sea son. Fred 11. Hopkins received a cable today from the first car of his product placed upon the market this'year, the same having been consigned to Dennis 4 Sons, of Covent Garden, who report the sale of the carload, consisting of 450 boxes of four-tier and 150 boxes of four and one-half tier apples, at an average net figure f. o. b. shipping point, of $2.38 per box. The iuiportai ce of the apple situation impresses one the more when it is known that the Rogue river valley has no less that 10,000 acres of the yellow Newtown variety of apples, either now in bearing or nearing the bearing age. LONG ARRAY OF LEGAL TALENT Abla Lawyers Gathered From Far and Near to Assist in the Case. Spokane, Feb. 12. The legal battle for the life of Steve Adams began yes terday in the mining town of Wallace, Idaho. On one side are the force of the state, seeking Adams' conviction as the first Btep toward convicting the leaders of the Western Federation of Miners, who are charged with the as sassination of ex-Governor Frank Steun enbeig, of Idaho; on the other is the powerful Federation, with all the re sources at its command, declaring the charges are false and an attempt by the mine owners to break up the union. The crime againn Steve Adams is the murder of Fred Tvler, a settler who d'suppe.ired from bis timber claim on Marble creek about August 10, 1904, and whose bxly was found later. His murder remained a mystery till after the assassination of ex -Governor Steu nenberg. Harry Orchard's graphic confession is said not only to have im plicated Steve Adams anl other Federa tion men in the governro's murder, but declared that dams and Jack Simp kins also killed Tyler. Simpkins has never been found. Opposed to Trouble With Japan. Venice, Cal., Feb. 12. The Venice chamber of commerce at a meeting held tonight adopted and ordered sent to President Roosevelt a set of resolutions reciting that "the anti-Jiipanemse sen timent expressed at San Francisco does not reflect the true feeling of the citi zens of California," and resolving "that the chamber of commerce does not rec ognize tlie school incident or the con tinuance of the present friendly rela tions with Japan as a menace to the progress, development and prosperity of California." Inquiries Into Omaha Grain Rate. Omaha, Feb. 12. The Interstate Commerce commission here today be gan an investigation of tbe recent raise in grain rates put into effect by the Union Pacific railroad. The complain ant charges that the Union Pacific raised carload rates on grain across the Missouri river bridge at Omaha from $2 per car to $3 per car. The railroad in its answer admitted all the claims except that it is denied that the in creased rates are exorbitant. Mexico City Is Shivering. Mexico City, Feb. 12. For the first time In many years, snow felWupoh the streets of Mexico City today. The unusual conditions have caused suffer ing among the poor, who habitually go about, clad In light garments and with bare icet. .The government is provid ing food aud shelter tonight to hundreds. OPPOSES CONTRACT PLAN. Celef Engineer Stevens Wants to Dig Panama Canal. Washington, Feb. 8. Chief Engi neer John F. Stevens want to dig the Panama canal, and if be cannot dig the big ditch without the medium of a con tractor, there is likely to be another va cancy at the head of affairs on the isth mus. This is understood to be the se cret of the mysterious holding up of the award of tlie Panama canal contract that has excited interest and curosity for the last two weeks. Everybody has been wondering why the administration has been delaying action on the Oliver bid for digging the canal. One theory haa been that it was due to a fight bet w ten rival finan cial interests, those represented by tbe contractors underbid by the Olliver firm being credited with the efforts to throw out the lower bidder and take the prize. There have been tangles re garding Mr. Olliver's partners. Fin ally a positive decision from President Roosevelt, Secretary of War Taft and Chairman Shonta, of the Canal com mission, lias been postponed for two weeks longer, ostensibly to complete a full examination of the Olliver bid, but in reality, it is believed, to solve tlie problem presented by Mr. Stevens' position. OPPOSED TO DISCRIMINATION. Lot Angeles Chamber on Separata Schools for Japanese. Washington, Feb. 8. The president today received a telegraphic copy of resolution adopted yesterday by the Los Angeles chamber of commerce upon the Japanese school question, which ex presses the belief that tbe public senti ment of California, especially of the southern part, upon the question of the exclusion of the Japanese from the general public school system of the state has been to some extent misrepre sented and is largely misunderstood. The sentiment is expressed that on the main question, whatever may be the diversity of opinion upon the constitu tional and legal phases, the board is assured that "the general trend of pub lic opinion - in Southern California is decidedly adverse to any discrimination against the Japanese as a people in the matter of public school privilege, aud the belief that this opinion is based upon consideration of equity and justice is held altogether independent of any attitude which the Japanese govern ment has assumed or may assume in regard to tbe question. - CALLS BOOKER SENATOR. Foraker Takes a Fling at Activity of Negro Leader. Washington, Feb. 8. Five witnesses were examined today in the Browns ville inquiry by the Senate committee on military. All were members of the discharged battalion of negro soldiers except ex-Sergeant Luther Thornton, of company B. He testified that, when aroused by the firing on the night of August 13, be was under the impres sion that tbe barracks were being fired upon by the people of the town. The next witness called for by Sen ator Foraker was Winter Washington, and Senator Overman asked if he had said Booker Washington. "No," said Mr. Foraker, "Booker Washington is too busy attending to bis senatorial duties to come here." He referred to the interest of Booker T. Washington in the question of having a negro appointed to a Federal position in Ohio, patronage which has been re garded as belonging to the senators from Ohio. Washington's idea of the Browns ville affair waa that "Mexican Greas ers" and "Texas cowboys" had done the shooting in order to make trouble for the negro soldiers. MausertSmugilidas Bookr. Victoria, B. C., Feb. 8. Mail advices from Shanghai state that, owing to an accident at the wharf there, the discov ery has been made that arms and am munition have been smuggled through Shanghai to the disaffected districts where rebellion is in progress. A Chi nese newspuper reports that 50,000 Mauser rifles and 5,000,000 rounds of ammunition have been imported into China from Japan by the revolutionary party. Dr. Sun Yat, who is one of the prime movers of tlie rebellion, is at Tokio, as head of the rebel junta there. Will Tackle School Furniture Trust. Chicago, Feb. 8. The Tribune today says: Federal investigation of the American School Furniture company, reorganized nearly a year ago as the American Stating company, is to be undertaken by the grand jury now in session in Chicago. Fully 100 witness es have been summoned from all parts of the United States, and it is under stood the campaign will be waged along the Hues followed by the government in tbe Standard Oil and beef trutt cases. Mors Money for Pacific Lights. Washington, Feb. 8. The senate's commerce committee reported the house omnibus lighthouse bill with amend ments added giving $20,000 for re building the lighthouse at Cape Arago and $120,000 for a lighthouse vessel at Oxford Reefs. Right of Way Across Fort Columbia. Washington, Feb. 8. The senate to day passed Senator Fulton's bill au thorizing the Ilwaco railroad to build across the Fort Columbia reservation and quarantine station grounds on its way from Ilwaco to Knappton. Earthquakes Changs Island. Montevideo, Feb. 8. A report ha reached here by passengers on the steamer Elka that earthquakes have hanged the appearance of New Year's island and that a portion of the island has sunk several meters, 100 kilogiltnis.