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OREGON MIS KEIVS OF THE WEEK h a Condensed Fern fcf Cm HfpENINGS OF TWO CCSIMRTS datum of t tM Important but Not I ' f th Patt Wk. A rvvulutlitn threaten Portugal. Jatn threaten to start bnveotl Mainrt American good. proie'l ' wlilnmonl of lit tol rubr' ttnk mom butter. C.irll (). lrKUH hV prtltKl lo Tb I lw M'nl iina IIvb ljr Japan. The French tit l rklng to cor rwt number ul Utlng xxtpti(tvJ of ' by win gtwf. Hirikt troubb hav) bexom m rrl out In H'""" iwp ba been pall id mil lo protect tlx uioo ftnalulng at k. Tliet i niuU SUteteoart ha enjoined lit railroad cmniuiaalttttmi of ptorlh t'aioliiut from enforcing In new Ute U pending fui liter bearing, T.-n iliMii. cat pooler In Nrw York will tnk unnlv ln an in crww In waif. At lli inniMt h two profliid no doable I looked (or. Tin. imvuiltwrjr movement among lit Kuujii nnu In reveug (or tit JimiiIuIu.ii ot th tl'iuiit ha tnnd iritt prornrtloM. A number ot targe Uie have ma ilewutatod. Th Mimrl Pirlfkl rallioad will probably rvm !l pa l Uinw bUI y rnul.iji In otdor lo off lrt "f th l iiUlnd by lti n (uMii.iit ul th I cent rl. There it rivl of lnrnMiftfl ihltjiiu'inll Itiunll, A number of Montana radiomen hv bwn iitdictml (.ii fenflng government laud. privet of New York' keo wagon bavin g.nii in tnk and III elly I itllUUl lr. Itrriitun nyi h Km no intention si rrlirlni Ir.iiu lit rwllrtad biwlnc mil I ho iJk. Vr A rnitrr h brn appointed Utt tb Mrti-i u Mutual Lite Insurance com (an )f ul Chicago, Freight mU between Ih Miwlmippi rivr ami Kueky mountain will tw advanrml 6 per cent. Judge Uiill Imlili on Korkrfoller'i ( rmiKfi in wmil In ennnactiun with tht ttUn'UM Oil Inquiry. il.irr ltnMv fnr Ih ilfifvrw in th Iiv(k.l iii mi Ii hlpJ Ul pi'"W linn mum Mian tli dtrlen. Mr. king itilrvriiib, tii4niliii of Hn CunftwH) miul.l tUiin givirumlil liiiltr, tlirjr ImllDt 11 wuulil tntMUi tieLiirj' fjr tlicm. Kan I raiwiaeo Jatw(i It Un r fuinl l:,'rl,ar Ul ormtJunt, inltln(- oiSm on tlio Ktounil thai limy tr nut Ciluvn th United HtaUi. Ki.ikIi Hocialiala nUn lo ovtrthraw Prwier rii'mmuvnii. UiimIhii IVrrorll r pir idling (or I (niMinn of vUHliuillon. Itailroiiil iiMtn art trvln to inotlil Ih Oicttoii tarn! grant iuijulry. A imriilwr ot Hull lltr narrier l)'ir iit a a Oummial ration (or hithr KmviH ha mcsIvmI Ih Ihaiik ul CIlllH tat rxnitllltx tui t nt lliK lliiisr illilnilililly. All la,inu HUmUhl Oil Wn hav DPH f liitiiiiftiiM.1 Ia Im Atiirl Ikl I'hkMKD anil Uill abuul It Bnaiir. Il-iili Uli'Kiaph eomiwnl In Ban Frawiai'o ay tliy r nietinf( r(uir. it o( biintnofu, but tli nniim oltl eiala a,y tlio iiiiwtKn r Iwiiifl nl by inail. A Imrrlean i!Cuinpanll by Im miiM h u vit wi Ih Camlln lalnml 'wwitly. Many Ulamli wi ilevna M nl II 1 MitimaUx lliat al leat Writiv()orlilia. Tin- Siaia bank ol Chkiro ami two Uwynrit have ipm,IvI a f of ItiO.OOO rit-ivr and atloiney lor th Tiad ' Iiimimnc ooniiaoy, which col lapM avH a intuit ot Ui Ban FanoUwo umuttur. Th Voiiotuolan oablnat hai r- gnvu. Serlon lnbor dltturbanoo ar r Ported tu Jupanna copper uilnc. The Itiiaao-Chlnet bank at Vladl tok hut puid out ISt.SOO on a wgiil chuck. Ailvi,,,., from Lh,,on (ndlcat that Ring fnrtim I In cmlnaut danger ol '"a bit tbroo. A minibnr of th atrlklng Ban "ancinco curnien hav been ludictad w mtuckt on cart. ;lf,',",c find Bruin hav reached an ""'"fttiindln; to protoet eaolt othr " uiolr Ulund pottetalon. A rnvrihitlonlat dlaguland a an "my onicir drw Mv.uoo from th "'iKH;hlnea bank at llurbln on a '"fnd check. , Bun Frtnclaco Indicted million Iriw lino. ... A . ........ .... . , ' " iniwuu puilll WIIII'H in" jnnul till Indictment. Thi claim It ""tt th grand Jurf which Imrettl- tnina their cnae InvnlM it WAR ON MEW YORK FILTH. MmIiH Dpartmnl Tak Up Work t-l by Qartg Strikart. Kw Vuik, July 2, An attempt to M.1 1 1 I M II. A -l.lL. 1. ' arbitration lullcl Mt nl(lil. ty m-un ol Iho i-IWI wrvlr. la lin . mUo li (ild to iriorl (in flv ilura at nt l.hi..... u it.. . . . ..w ...,. , mo iriMty o in city, Th Itiwltli ii.irtm'nt biok hwuk iiii-miikh iiMlay u olmn tlio ilrwl i,( iilintot nun ami KaiiK which hav aivnimilaM. Tlier w a Hum Iwr of I'lanlun Iwtwiwn lU irll.. ..i trikBbruki-r. ihirlitK tli il.y, ik,i, () mnn n, Honour, a,ailm4 nerloiu u.v4l....u a Ccnilitiona In ,, i ii.. Kl.l dl.lrU-l may b lmgiiil wtn-n th rilli mk BtrtMiU lmwahl, H-. rai ou'iota, lm hav vialUd Hi dl. Irk'l hr condition aro ort, my llwl a great ,l,. ( i, n and many iiT.un mux urn wariiy ri low a a cmi wiiianc ol till .ll.tt.lrom trlk. It la a mirluii (ai't that tba people 1 . - - iiw nnaun ami vi-ry llvv am mun mwI by Urn prcvallliin condition. U-r lay aidnl the iirikwr In an ttcinit to drin away workmen who bad tmn rnt Ul rriiiuve tlm unilwitn. Ilr. lien l illl (hi and i rn-eivimr biiidI liiH-B prowiion. 8AD OUTLOOK fOH NEW DOUMA Raacllonari Ar Prcbib' Wlnnara (rdd at lncoirtptnti. HI. IVtcrnbiirif. Jul J Th mott iiiiUviimljU auiiurlr lor th working iowi ul th tiiird doom may b diawu from tl Zemntvo mnurraH, lilch laa lu In nwion th al wvfk at Miawuw. Sl.'inlirriililu to thi ltly I ilit lalril li tl, claMra whicli will eoiiliol th vlrt'tiim In ni(tu( the prov(nc ul liumla, and It u thought Ui work they voiiirlilid at thi vonli-rrno mltihl liirtlilow th com' inmitloti ul U nctt txiliament. Th no mllrd "black nubility" or reactionary gentry, act in a iarg in iorlly and Uin ili'llUrntiom ol th con- gmM wrr flllnl ith t dlply of utter utifaiiiillarlty wltli itarllaiiieniary pro- (Txlur and Inutility uwarl th liberal pt(grm. Tlio tXiolwriat, wlm eitxx-t ! to form ih eetit'-r ot th new tiHini. mad a dlipliiting khowing Th niajonljr of th member teemed without plan or ill-Unite ldw, and a itlnMil liwdera tibl of dlrtrting lit work. JAPANESE POACHERS CAUGHT Ur Prty Found on Pr.bllorT t Undt b Cut r Prry. Kan FrHvNi. July 2.Tho tteamer Homer, 'aplain Umaldnon, wlm li ar iivel today (nun the I'rlbllolT ivlaud. lironirlil muni of the capture vt Vtt J- aim ! ivchr at rt. I'muI' bland ol the rrihilofl group by Ih t'niled rttt rewiu cutler, Terry. The Japne, each ol whom wt aimel and providi'd with ail Miin.lt of ammunition, turiendried to tht govern ment ort.ivr and wer taken on Ixmrl th K'hunnei, which wt towed by th Terry to l'nlHka. No wait were (ound in th tmall b.U and only 12 akin on the arhooner. At the achonner oiitvld the tliire niile limit and a no evident ol jKjacliing In Ui way of kin w (ound In the Iwal. It de cided to glv tli J a mac tnuther cliam- beloie coiifl-ting Ui tehooner. WAR VESSELS COLLIOE. Rumonrd Sinking of Torpdo Boat by Battlathlp. T.mlon, July 2. It It repotted to night that dining U vojag ol a French tpiadnn tnd from Mameille h bU!chip Jiuiregiillierry cillilel iih the tortwdo Uwt ih ttmyi r 1'ertny- anne and that 00 men wer killed or In- Jnieil. The maritime prcieeture ue- clltie lo give out any Inhumation in the ay of confirmation t anmi oi the reporl. Ijiter n'"rt ie to the effect intt it the torpedo Umt iliwtioycr Dardp that ecillldwl with the Jeureguilwrry . . l.. u u M....I. 4.1- and tllMI tn lanie p..... mlral Koy, ill charge 01 tne preieruire ha.1 rm-eivid no newt of tho accident up to the time ho It'll hi olllce at 0 p. .J ft.m ..na.lnin was bound from MarMlllv to Kebltir, Algeii. No Brlb to Seur Ctrt. 8a-i Kianci.o. July 2. Vice Tresi dont and (icnertl Manager Calvin, of the Honthein Tticiiio, announce alter a thorough mvenngiiuoii ... reiMHt that employe had organited tylitem tor Uie fiHition o( freight over rwntnern i aemu o. - foe brllie. hat lieen compieieii, ahow that there it no tuch orgKmxa tlcn. A lew thipperti, Impatient a delay, brlM one ol the yardmtiiter at (liiark, V.i Wlio m iu-a would give prelorenco to Uie dmpateh odartaln car. NUI Confr With Cprtor. Sew York, July 2.-I.lor Commi- aloner Nell ram "" " Waahlngtiin thlt moinlng nd thi af ternoon held two hour' conference with mmlr of the executive commit teof the Telegrapher' union. After Ihewnference Iepy rretldent Ko nenkamp.tate.1 that both the nation and Htuttl''' were dittmaaed, but Jolut to my lo what length. Thto evening the headipmrtera ol the union wer deetted. Qjtkt Rattt Window. Port.ino.ith, N. H.j J-ly .-KrU trembling that tlK)k houe perwpti bly t interval wer lelt here fottay. . ...i. -.l ...tiUI and hrlu-a- WllHIOWt anooa " i i. i... rr..in the thvlve. Some- .ima half an hour wculd elepae be- the vibration, but by aundown The heaviest m. HT. HELENS, OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST tiHelPMEN KICK AT TOLLS. Hal lo Py Tan for Driving Aerot Umatilla Rtrv. Pendluton Thro tbouaund thecp ar now on their way acrota the Urn- Riiuit inuiun rutervatlon, being the drat to pay, the required tax and crot with a permit. The bund bo iungt to Joe Coiinully, and the ex piiua Incurred by the toll will be cloa to $100. When the Indluna, under the direction and lupervltlon of O. C. Edwurdt, the agent, hint year put Ux on Uvoatock driven ucroa th reaorvntlon there woa much diaautlafuction among the nhuepmen, who drova tbolr flock around luttead of aero. All the nhoepmen, both hint year and thia, wltn tho exception of MtJJonnelly, have taken their thecp on a circuit oil and difficult rout around the rraervutton. The rule mndo lnat year require a toll of 3 cent a bead on aheen, 5 cent on borne and 10 centa on cat tle. In addition tbe owner inuat give it bond (or ditniagc and pay an In dian policeman to act a escort, to nee Unit no giurlng ia allowed along the route. That the toll of S cent I wholly unjuat I held by th theepmen. Ac cording to them they have no objec tion to paying an Indian pollcemnn to accompany them and to giving the bond for damage, but they look up on the toll a pure graft on tbe part of tb Indian. Archi Maton to Build Ay 0k Klumitth Full Archie Maton, of tho firm Muaon, Davit A Co., ha been advioed by William Hood, chief engineer of tbe Southern Pacific Company, that hi bid on th con struction ot tbe dike aero tbe Kla math marth had been accepted, and that he wat expected to begin work at once. Thlt It a good piece of new fur thlt lection It meana th early completion of the Callfornla-North-eaatern Hallway to thi city. Mr. Mn sou expect to hav two htrge meant dredge In operation by July 10. and at a let that he will complete the contract by tbe firat of the year. Tbe contract embrace a dike or grade about tlx in I let long kcrot the Ady twamn landt. Th fact that Mr. Maaon ha undertaken conttruc- tlon of the dike ttlve ataurance that the railroad will reach thia city dur ing tbe aummer ot 1808. Law Weak at Vital Point. Kalem An Inquiry received by Uie utte lailruwd coimnimicm from a rail road U-lettraph opeiator call attention to the lact that the act ol the laat legis lature regulating the hour of labor ol railroad employe waa very loonely drawn. Though the law forbid the employment ol telegraph operator moie than It conrecnuve noura, were It nothing to prevent their being work ed 2S hour out of 24 if they be given an hour' reet at the end of H bourn. Trainmen are protected in thi rwpect, but telegrapher are not. Adam Wht Crop I Good. Adam The protpect (or a tenner yield o(. wheat In this locality w a never any more promlaing Utan at the reaent time., t he tall wueai in moni Inttancet wa put In at jutt the right time and ot a good ttart and while the tpring wheat came on tlowly on ac count ol the backward tetwon the late r.in haa now intured good crop, and the acreage is considerably larger than a year ago. The wtnie report coine from the Wenton and Athena dial tict, which la the center of the great Walla Walla valley whettt belt. Newport Ready for Summer. rwalli Accordion to present In dication, Newport nd Nye beach bid fair to be the mo popular eunimer re tort iu Oregon thlt ctwon. An impec-i tlon how tnuch general improvement.. at these two resoits. fcewport nas token it upon herself to cu oui ami grade tevoral good street, with side walks hading over tne tun v beach, making it very much eaaler and mow pleasant to travel between the two plaoee. Factory Employ Protected Oregon City Deputy Stnt Com- doaen; cucumbers, 75c per dosen; let lu.i,.,. nf ijihor and Inspector of head. 25cner doaen ; onion. 15 .1... ami Workshop C. Henry Grunt, ot Portland, have made an in- spiNitlon or tne iiiciuri tie visited tne nugu i'""" Inmotte Pulp & Taper Company, whore he made . a close exam.na ion , 1 .dPC ar".d. lV, tfst-1 class ai Twa alto the fire protection, c uis8.ua state, Mr. u ram Lwl..rnt inn oi lbuui. l v - i Mill Aaisssmtnt Show Incrwas. , nniv Aaaossor Car- Aberdeon-County Assessor car- mm"?.? GrVy Harbor, exclusive of ?hinCie nillls. as shown by the re- turns is $896,020. Th personal a-1 sesstnent property of Ohehalls count, will ahow iv PBr - of two veara ago.' Only perVonil Property 1 .stes.ed thi year. Heavy Wht Ylld Crtln. Condon About an Inch and a half ...in hn fn len her and the of ground... .oaked ... im nt fall train 1 abtotuieiy Z,?ed ami ZffMtLA 30e par yUd ln th history of th country. pound. -. , OHEUON, FIUDAY, JULY 5, 1907. J i FOREST FUND FOR EACH STATE Plnchot Say Oapartmant Propot Improved 8rvlc. Pendltton While in the city for lew hour, Gi (Turd Plncbot, chief (Gr eater ol the United htate, announced that If bit protcnt plant were material lied that the next appropriation (or for et reterve, by congrett, would be di vlih d into epeciflc appropriation for theitatef. Ilia object in tbi change oi policy It to trcme better approprla tiont for the individual (tat, making It rxwaibl to pay better aalaiie (or thou who ar placed in charge of tbe loreet rewervea and thereby eecure more compcteni men The oni'dion of having the lorert re serve dutrtct luadiiuarter moved from Portland to this city waa taken up with Mr. l'inchot, and he promised to give lite matter bit attention, tie lis tened carefully to the argument made for the proponed change and admitted that there seemed to be some good rea una why the change should be mule. The forester says bit particular pur poce In coming lo the West at thi time i to study local nee. If, hear complaint. explain the purpose of th forett re serve, adjust differences, and in thort to adapt the administration of the re serve affair to tbe local conditions, He says be is (lulling that complaints concerning tbe reserve Is not due to the theory or policy ot Uie administration, but to mitnkes that have been mail n the conduct ot the reterv affairs, and these he i endeavoring to adjust as rapidly a posnible. He went from here to Coenr d'Alene, Idaho, and from thence goee to Helen to meet Secretary of the Interior Oar- field. He expect to be in Portland July 13 and 14. Crud Oil for Track. Pendleton The oiling of the O. R. A N. Co.' roadbed between her and Spokane I now on in earnest. A trial run ba been made under the direction of M. J. Buckley. Tbe road that ia being oiled is considered by travelers to be the dustiest and most disagreeable road to travel In the Northwest. The rout He through alkali duBt and sand for many miles and all passenger alighting from the Spokane train are covered with a white coatlBBj. Tbe dust, coupled with the heat of the summer months, make travel on thi road anything but a pleasure. Big Wool Clip Sold. Pendleton Tbe Cunningham Sheep A Land company ha told it clip of wool, amounting to over 150,000 pounds, to Koeehland Brother for 18H cent a pound. Thit clip waa offered at the lerent pool salet and no bid was made. The owner immediately had the wool sorted and scoured in tbe Pen dleton scouring mills. The bid ol 18X cent wat on a grease basis. The dis posal of this clip cleuns up practically all of the Pmatilla county wool. Harney' Protpact Excellent. Burn There are excellent crop prospects in all part of Harney county, lira in has a fine stand and Iruit of all varieties is looking well. Alfalfa hat made an nnusually good growth thit year, and there ire some rich patches of H on dry land with no artificial irri gation. Haying will begin early In July and the crop it very beavy. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Club, 80e; blueetem, 88 80c; valley, 86c; red, f'l Oat No. 1 white, $27.5028.50j gray n'minal. ltarley Feed, $21.6022 per ton; brewing, nominal; tolled, $23.60 24.50. Corn Whole, $28; cracked, $29 per ton. Hay Valley tmothy, No. 1, $I71S nor ton : Kastern Oregon tlmotny, 1X1 ($23; clover, $9; cheat, $010; grain . .i0. ftifttia, $18H. F.ttjtgtrawberiie, $1.50 2 per crate; cherries, 05 76o per box; apple, $33.60 per box; apricot, $1.36(31.65 per orate; plums, $1.65 per box. Vegetable Twnipt, $2 per sack; carrots, $2.60 per sack; beet, $2.60 per tack ; asparagu. lOo per pound; beans, 7n Pi pound; cabbage, '20 per pound; corn, 35f)ooo per aoiv, nr doaen: . neaa. " 2 ltfS4e Der p,,,,. radishes, 20o per doxen; rim- tb, S)e per pound; tomatoes, is.oo 4 per crate, W l 12.75(83.25 sack: BuUer-FtWmeyV 2X26o per pound. . .. . l'nn trv Averaire old hen, lie m?.T ehlcken.. 10e? I I H""""! ' - " : spring tryeni uu uiuiiww, itisiuu, viu rooster, 9o; dressed chickens, 18 ii turkey, live, 10912o; turkeys, L. . nominal; goes, live, . - i u. liAiiu. i.i pound, 7lOo5 young duok., 1314oj old ducks, 10c. Egg Candled, 2324o per doxen. veat nrwawj, u.w ?tv par jjuuuu. Beet Drested bulls, 3tf to per pound; cows, 664oj country steer, 6X.WC. Mntton Dressed, fancy, 9c pe: pound; ordinary, 67o; spiing lambs lOGlOXo. ; Pork Dressed, 68o per pound. Hops 6 8c per pound, according to quality. Wool r-aaiern uregon average oet, M,i . n ,A .i,.ink SENTENCE 8CHMITZ JULY 8. 8evrlty Depend on Other Prosacu- tion Dfns Enrgd. Han Francisco, June 28. Over the anirrv nroteet of Ih defenae. who de- J nounced it a "an outrage upon jns I tice," Judge Dunn yesterday granted the reoueet of tb prosecution for de lay and withhold until Monday, July 8, the sentencing of Mayor Eugene E. Schmitx tut -the crime ol extortion, of which he wa found guilty June 13. In the presence of great crowd in bis courtroom in the Tempel Israel, shortly after 10 o'clock, Judge Dunne called the convicted mayor (or sentence, first inquiring whether it wss the purpose ol the prosecution to pre against him the other (onr extortion Indictments re turned by the grand jury. Tbe court intimsted that it the district attorney so Intended, the sentence about to be pronounced would be less severe than if other prosecutions were to be aban doned. District Attorney Lnngdon declared that th state had not made np it mind on this point, and asked for an other week in which to consider it. In cidentally be admitted that the prose cution wo not prepared to argue against-the defense' motion for a new trial, which wonld naturally precede the imposition ol sentence. Mr. Fair all, lor the defense, replied that Uie latter did not desire to argue, but wonld submit that motion. He insisted npoo the right ot thi mayor to secure sen tence at once, to that he could without further delay take an appeal to the higher court for tbe new trial which Judge Dunne wonld refuse. Judge Dunne finally granted the do lay on tbe aussurance of the district attorney that by July 8 tbe state would say whether or rot the other extoition charge would be prosecuted. NkVER PLOTTED VIOLENCE. Boyc Reiterate Dnial of Others, but Makac ftom Admiitlon. Boise, Idaho, June 28. A mliog made yesterday by Judge Wood while Edward Boyce, for years tbe leader ol the Western Federation of Miner and now a wealthy mine owner o( the Coeur d'Alenes, wa testifying in behalf ol William D. Haywood, may materially limit the showing of the defense as lo the exiitence ol the counter-conspiracy against Haywood and bi assistant which it alleges. Jame H. Ha ley fcr the state ob jected to the general question as to Uie policy and practice of mine owner throughout the West in blackllstu-g onion miners, and in tbe argument that followed Clarence Da now for the de fense claimed that same latitude In proving counter conspiracy that the state enjoyed in allowing its conspiracy. Mr. Jlawley contended tnat tne state had diiectly shown the existence ol a conspiracy by Harry Orchard and by so doing had laid the foundation (or and made th connection ol all tbe evidence offered on the subject. He said that the defense wss trying to ahow a coun ter conspiracy by proving various iso lated instance and certain general con ditions, none of which was conrweted with Uie case and (or none of which a proper (oundation had been laid. In ruling the court accepted in pan the contention of Uie prosecutoin and limited the proof of tbe defense along thia line to event in Coloiado and tbe Coeur d'Alene connected with the rate a now established Small Appeal to Msckay. San Francisco, Juno 28. President J. Small, of Uie Commercial Tele graphers' nnion, appealed yesterday di rectly to Clarence Macksy, head of tne Postal Telegraph company. Mr. Small wrote a letter directed to offset the one ritten by Mr. Mackay to Uie official of the Postal company In which Mr. Mackay commended the operators w h o refused to go out and condemned tbe men who ttrock. A possible step to ward a settlement was made yesterday when the striking operators appointed a conference committee. Great Fire at Jamastown. Norfolx, Va., June 28. Fire at Pine Beach, a resort filled with hotel of varying site, restaurant, stores and place of amusement Just outside the Jamestown exposition grounds, destroy ed 40 to 60 frame structure between Virginia and Maryland avenues and One Hundred and Second and One Hun dred and Third streets, including Ex position avenue. The loss is placed at between $200,000 and $250,000, with about 20 per cent insurance. Knox Smith to Investigate. Oyster Bay, June 28. The telegram asking President Roosevelt to inveeti- gate alleged violations of the anU-trutt law by Uie telegraph companies, receiv- ed yesterday from the Washington Cen tral Labor union, was today transmitted to Herbert Knox Smith, of the depart ment ot Commerce and Labor. No Instructions 'were given Mr. Smith. This telegram la the only one that the president has received on Uie subject so (ar. Will Appeal 2-Cnt Cat. Kansas City, Mo., June 28. The at torneys (or the 18 DrinoiDal " Missouri railway and Attorney General I lad ley ! for the state hut night practically agreed to take the matter of Uie juris diction in Uie enforcement of the Mis souri 2-cent law to Uie Supreme court. Scout Crulr Launchad. Bath Me., June 28. The scout ciuii- er Chester, one Of the latest type of domain, and therefore ordered tbe dis (ait warships, was launched yesterday charge o( Earl Cunningham, convicted afternoon dom the yard o( the Bath at Livingston on tho charge of Btealing Iron work. horse from the publio range. RATE HEARING OVER!.. Probable Tbat Spokane Vill Lose Hard Fought NO DECISION BEFORE NEXT FALL General Cut In All Wirern Freight Rata May B Ordrd by Inter atat Commerc Commission. Washington, June 20r-If the Inter state Commerce commission does not dismiss tbe complaint of San Francisco and decline to order a reduction of freight rates on commodities billed to Spokane from Eastern points, it will order a general Investigation into the (relght rates throughout the Northwest and West with a view to determining tbe advisability of making sweeping re daction in rates to all point remote from water transportation. There ap pear to be no liklihood that the com mission will grant the appeal of Spo kane and give that city the benefit of a specially reduced rate to the disadvant age of all other interior points both east and west of Spokane. This opinion is generally expressed after the conclusion of the argument in the Spokane case before the Interstate Commerce commission yesterday, (or it is agreed that Spokane utterly (ailed to demonstrate that it, more than any other city, is entitled to a special rate 30 per cent lower than it now pays. Tbe evidence produced in the Spokane case 1 not ample to 'enable the com mission to order a general reduction through the Wert, and it is therefore fair. to assume that the commission would make extensive examination be fore ordering any general reduction in rates. The probabilities are that Spokane' complaint will be dismissed, for it bat beccrne quite evident tbat the commis sion realises that the terminal rate to Portland and Puget sound is due en tirely to water competition. Spokane nrit only failed to combat the water competition (estate, but practi cally ignored it and asked for a reduc tion a though the coast citie, like Spoane, were entierly dependent upon railroad for transportation. Their failure to produce reasons which wonld justify the commission in ignoring wa ter competition I one weakness of their case. Another weakness is their selfish request for a special rate that would give them an unquestioned advantage over all other iuterior point in tbe Wert. At the conclusion of the argument, the commission announced that it wonld like briefs from the various counsel, giving their view as to how far unearned increment, auch is in creased value of right of way and ter minals, should be considered in fixing reasonable rates. These briefs will be submitted October 1, so a decision is not likely before early winter. Great Contracts for Car. New York, June 29. The Harri- man, Gould and other large railroad systems have placed car contract with in the last few days calling for an ex penditure of upwards of $15,000,000, and orders are pending for others to the value fo fully $10,000,000. Heavy con tract are also about to be given for lo comotives (or use on Eastern lines. The principal contracts call for 14,100 freight cars. The Harriman lice have ordered 6,000 refrigerator car. The Missouri . Pacific has contracted for 7,- 000 freights. Difference In Claims. Guthrie, Okla., June 29. As a re sult of three days' balloting the Demo cratic convention in the Fifth congres sional dlstirct, In session at Hobart, this afternoon ended in a sensational tumult, and two candidates will con test for place on the ticket, Scott Fer ris, of Lawton, and Marion Weaver, of Ada, I. T. The Ferri forces walked out of the halt, leaving the Weaver men in nosseet Ion of the official ballot. Ferris claims tbe nomination by a vote of 115 to 98, and Weaver claims a plo rality of 35. Hail Destroy Hdut Topeka, Kan., June 29. Word has just been received here that Ulysses, Kan.', 400 miles southwest of Topeka, was struck by a tornado, accompanied by a heavy hail storm, late last night. Two of Uie largest dwelling houses in tbe town, together with many barns land outbuildings, were destroyed. The three daughters ot A. S. Miller were in- jured, one of them seriously. Nearly all the window in town were borken by the, hail. Conference on Batter Rails. New York, June 29. A coherence of about 30 officials of the leading rail roads and steel rail manufacturer of the country waa held in the office of E. H. Gary, chairman of the board ot di rectors of the United States Steel cor poration, today to discus the quality of steel rails and Uie advisability c( improving it. The conference waa the outcome of criticism by railroad men o( the quality of rails now in use. Etrray Law Will Not Hold. Helena, Mont., June 29. Th 8u oreme court today held hat the so- called est ray law waa unconstitutional 1 In that it embraced two separate and distinct topics, estrays and the publio NO. 30. TBXLtmtTM SCOUTS. .! Tmr Ar Ball? Uarala tk Trad mt Wa. "In talking with officer of tbe army at various time I have beard much In praise of the native troop that form part of tbe United State army on duty In tbe Philippines," said H. B. Nelson of Philadelphia to a Detroit Free Press man. "Very little seem to be known In tbe United State of the troop, few people even being ware of the fact tbat Uncle Sam la employ ing tbe little brown man to do hi fighting. "The Philippine scouts, tbe enlisted men of wblcb are all native Filipino, Include fifty companies of Infantry. Tbe officer of tbe grade of captain and above are for tbe most part commis sioned officer of tbe United State army wbo are detailed with tb scouts for term of year, while some of tba lieutenant bare been appointed from tbe anny 'and other from dvll Ufa Tbere are also a few junior commis sioned officers who ar natlv Fili pino. . "Since their organization In 1901 tb scout bave done great work. They have been In doxen of fight and bar Invariably proved themselves brave and efficient oldiers. In tbe laat fir year tbey have bad more officer and men killed than all other organiza tion serving in th Island during that period. The Filipino take pride ia tbelf profession soldiers and Invariably present a fin appearance on or off duty. Tbey drill exceptionally, well, better, I am Informed, than the ma jority of organization of th regular establishment, and are well disciplined. "In the event of a war between tb United States and tome other power, the scouts would prove among; Unci Sam' best fighters. In tbe opinion of officer wbo hav served with them. "It ba been cuggested that tbe num ber of aconta be Increased, to that If will not be necessary to keep o large a proportion of the regular army in the islands. The native troops receiv just half as much pay a Americans, getting their money in silver, while tb other soldier are paid In gold, o their employment In the Philippine means economy. There Is also the con sideration tbat tbey are much lea (ob ject to Ulnesa than white men nnnsed to the tropical climate. A far aa their loyalty la concerned, officer say tbat white tbe (coats are under command of white men, tbere need be no con cern on tbat core. . BIO PBICX FOB KOSTAJTA HOBSZS ruu BrfBar r seo too av- aavaura ( Htmla Awttottr. Horseflesh 1 rated highly In Mon tana these day Hone are now be ing held for higher price than ever before. The demand for none for work upon the Billings and Northern and Milwaukee extension no doolt ac counts In a great measure for thi state of affairs. Horsemen tay that animal are not particularly scarce, but there 1 an enormous demand for them. Teams that sold three year ago for $250 are now lolling for $500 to $700. Tbe Increased mining activity In tb Stat la alio furnishing employment to many animal in hauling timber, sup plies and machinery to th mine and In hauling ore to th railroad. Not a few mine In the State have been forced to curtail tbeir output of ore on account of the difficulty of securing tea ma "Sound teams, weighing about 1,400 pounds, are not to be secured for a nickel lea than $500 to $700,' said a horseman. "In all my experience I never saw animal quoted at such high prices. Tbe demand for them I aome thing enormous and even at these high figures It Is pretty bard to secure good teams." New Tork Herald. ETJMOBOTJS KNTBY IS FOUND. Wulel Bt KIchtMB r Iar to Caa rtftMa-r Swu. The records In the war department !n Washington are, as a rule, very dry. hut occasionally an entry la found that I buinoroua. An officer of engineer In charge of the construction of a road tbat waa to be built through a swamp, being ner geUc himself and used to surmounting mere obstacles, was surprised when one of bis young lieutenants whom be bad ordered to take twenty men and enter tbe swamp said that be "could not do It tbe mud waa too deep." Tbe colo liel ordered him to try. He did so, and returned with bis men covered with mud. "Colonel, tbe mud I over my men's beads. I can't do It" : The colenel Insisted and told him to make a requisition for anything that was neceisary for the safe passage. Tbe lieutenant made thia requisition In writing and on the spot It wa aa fol low : I want twenty men eighteen feet long to cross a swamp fifteen feet ' Harper" Weekly. Aa OU AKS. "Married three time, eh 7" "Te; what about Itr "Nothing; I wa Just thinking of an old saying to tbe effect tbat even a wise man will make a mistake occa sionally ; but tbe man wbo make tba same mistake more than one Is a er er not a wise man." Houston Post Lot of men find folly o attractive tbat tbey haven't any desire to acquire wisdom. A dead lion I better than Uv dog -for rug making purpose. wt list hud been certified to. cam between 8:15 and ot.o p.