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Gazette PubiUhing Co. CORVALLIS. ...OREGON NEWS OF THE WEEK la a Condensed Form for Busy Readers. Our A Resume of the Less Important but Not Less Interesting Events of the Past Week. Japan again complains that France favors Russia. Japan is seeking to strengthen the British alliance. No lotteries will be allowed to oper ate in the canal zone. May 1 was the twenty-fifth anni versary of the prohibitory law in Kan sas. Another Japanese loan has been floated. The bonds were taken eagerly at a premium. British papers insist that the gans on a large percentage of the war vessels are worthless. The president will go to - the bottom oi ine-scanum mvuiYug secretary oi state lioomis. Fire did $100,000 damage, to the Household Sewing Machine company The New York police are taking a census of Chinese in connection with their crusade on Chinese vice. mi A. l - L n J A nearly 50,000 laborers of different see trades go on strike in New York. President Roosevelt will confer with cabinet officers at Chicaeo on the Far Eastern war and the Chicaeo strike. The Russian fleet is off the coast of Indo-China. Togo's whereabouts is absolutely unknown to any Japanese government. but the Many strikers are being killed in Po land by troops A Santa Clara, California, aeroplane has made a very successful flight. The treasurer of Athens county, Ohio, is $71,000 short in his accounts. The president has had a slight attack of malaria and rested in camp for a day. Paderewski is suffering from nervous prostration and has cancelled his Bos ton dates. Government rate regulation is de clared by railroad men to be injurious to the West. ' The Interstate Commerce commission hs Sued 18 railroads for discrimina tion -in beef rates. The epidemic of cerebro-spinal men ingitis' in New York has abated with the coming of warm weather. Twelve leaders of the Chicago strike ' have been arrested. Riots and other . disturbances continue. One death has been reported Minister Eowen, of Panama, who has been called home in regard to the charges against Loomis, will be given the choice of proving his assertions and receiving promotion or failing and be ing discharged from government service. Great Britain will build the world's greatest battleship. Linievitch condemns Kuropatkin's retreat from Mukden. . , . The Russian fleet is seeking to elude Togo and reach Vladivostok. Russia is now planning a canal to connect the Baltic and Black seas. Minister Bowen has been ordered home to explain the Loomis charges. The New York police have forbidden " slamming parties to visit Chinatown in automobiles. The Russian government has lost control of the Caucasus and lawlessness is supreme Fire is still raging in the Picton mine of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company . i -j , t i i a ij anu it win nave w ue uujubu. Poland peasants have served notice on the authorities that they intend to seize the land and divide it among themselves. The state portage railway commission says the portage road between The Dalles and CelUo will be ready for business May 15. Fitzhugh Lee, veteran of the Confed erate army, and of the Spanish war, is dead. The end . came very suddenly, he being stricken by apoplexy. Japan awaits a naval battle in confi dence. Carnegie has given $10,000,000 to pension retired professors. ' A witness has testified in the Nan Patterson trial that Young shot him self. . -J. ,.: , John Barrett is to be minister to Co lombia when his Panama office is abol- -iehed. Russia will let contracs to all ship building yards in America for the con struction of warships,. - iA.ll Russia is in a panic as a result of threats of dynamiters to begin opera tions at Easter. . , Frank Bigelow, the defaulting presi dent of the Milwaukee bank, is behind irrfiis accounts $3,277,000. Rojestvensky will be joined by Ne bogatoff May 5: .The Russian fleet is using Hainan island 'as a base while waiting. . TWELVE MINERS BURIED. Big Explosion Wrecks Shaft of an Oklahoma Coal Company. ' i Wilburton, Okla., May 2. Thirteen . . . i miners were entombed ana proDaDiy I killed by an explosion early today in the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Coal company's mine No. 19 four miles west of here. There is little prospect of their todies being recovered for several days. The men went into the shaft at mid' ieht. Foreman William Bay, of the shift that left the mine at that hour, states that the mine was in .good- condi tion and a gas explosion was hardly probable. His shift left a shot hang' ,UB w"5" tUD " w suggested, irom the force of the explosion, wuiuii tuuiu uo uearu iur miles around, and which tore heavy timbers aside and piled tons of dirt into the shaft, that a bad Bhot had set off some dynamite which had been stored conveniently for use in pushing the work. The shaft is 360 feet deep, and it was 300 feet to the place where the men were working. The men were supplied with air from the shaft, and by means of compressed air tubes. It is the general opinion that the air pipe was burst by the ex plosion, but air has been steadily pumped in all day, with the remote hope that some of the entombed men may have escaped the force of the ex. plosion and the after-damp MEETING AT VENICE. Italian and Austro-Hungarian Minis ters Agree on Attitude. Rome, May 2. While it is officially stated that the purpose of Count Golu- owski in going to Venice was mainly to return the visit which Foreign Mm- ister Tittoni made at Abbazia in 1904, there is high authority for the state ment that the two foreign ministers were moved by the desire to strengthen the triple alliance by cementing the friendship of Austria-Hungaria and Italy and that they agreed on a com mon attitude for safeguarding the re ciprocal interests of the two countries in the Adriatic, Mediterranean and Balkan states. The Cretan question was discsused ana it was agreed that it is necessary for the present to moderate the impa tience of the Cretans, who are desirous of union with Greece'. The ministers reached an accord on- Macedonia, de ciding to acquit the proposal of Great Britain for European control of Mace donian finances, while application ot reforms will remain entrusted to Aus- trja and Russia, supported by an inter- nal gendarmerie under command of an Italian general. The control of Macedonian finances will be exercised by a body composed of I the present Austcrian and Russian civil agents in Macedonia, with the addition of special delegates from other powers. 1 Both Austria and Italy will endeavor to avoid complications in 'j. Morocco, both being allied with Germany and friendly to France and Great Britain. FETES FOR RUSSIAN ARMY. Easter is Celebrated With Religious Services on the Field. Gunshu Pass, May 2. 'The Russian army here celebrated its second .Easter in the field with the traditional re ligious services and observances. Spe cial Easter fetes were prepared for the soldiers, giving them a respite from their usual duties wherever possible. Information obtained from prisoners and captured mails shows that the dis position of the Jpanese army is as fol lows: General Nodzu, the region be tween Tie Pass and Kaiyuan ; General Oku, from Tie Pass westward of the railway; General Kuroki, . from Tie Pass eastward of the railway; General Nogi, from Fakoman to Changtufu: General Kawamura, northwest of Muk den, i The weakest forces of the Japanese are in the region about Mukden, while the principal concentration is in the recrion of Tie Pass..' The flanks fl.rn guarded . by mixed bands of Japanese and Chinese bandits. I Texas Rivers are Swollen, iouston, xex., May z. Every river in the state is swollen almost" bank full in the lower reaches, with " more water coming down. Urave . tears are ex pressed that within the next 48 hours the Brazos, the Colorado, the Guada- loupe and the Trinity rivers will go out of their banks with disastrous results if there be any more rain. The smaller rivers and creeks tributary to the rivers named are also out over the lower bot- toms now, and as the water cannot be discharged, there is already a consider able loss to the farmers. ".. Take Water from Canada. Ottawa, May 2. If the rumor is true that the United States government has authorized the construction of certain works on Milk river, which' runs from Montana into the Northwest and then back into United States territory, the effect of which construction will be to divert the water from Canadian terri tory, a strong protest will be made by the Dominion, which favored sending this matter to the International Water way commission. Rio Grande Breaks Out.- - EI Paso, Tex., May 2. The Rio Grande river broke over its banks to day, 30 miles above El Paso, and over- I flowed 2,000 acres of alfalfa and other rich lands, ruining crops and carrying I i away many small houses t The town of i 1 Berino is entirely abandoned. CONDITIONS WORSE iThlnqnn Ctnllrn DanilrnM Piubit (jUlbUljU OlllnC UlCOftCIO liQll J Rifles and Use Them. POLICE ARE UNABLE TO PREVENT Rioting in Street Grows More Vicious and Many Participants are v Badly Injured. Chicago, May 2. Conditions in the teamsters' strike were worse today than at any preceding time. The strikers were in a more ugly mood, the rioting was more open and vicious and the at tacks on nonunion men were more fre quent and daring than at any time since, the commencement of the trouble. The chief cause for the increased bel ligerency on the part of the . strikers and their friends is the .fact that the Employers' Teaming association today brought 1,500 men ipto the city to take their places and 500 more are said to be now on the way and will arrive within 12 hours. These men will re ceive the full pay of union men and it has been guaranteed to them that their positions will be permanent. Among them are 200 farmer boys from the sur rounding states who have volunteered their services and sought positions as drivers. Tomorrow Winchester rifles will be carried on all wagons of the Employers' Teaming association in open view. A number of nonunion men have been ar rested on the charge of carrying con- cealed weapons and today the attorneys for the Employers' Teaming association called upon Chief of Police O'Neil and asked him if their men had not the right to carry weapons provided they were held in open view and were not concealed. Chief O'Neil replied that there was no law against it and ar rangements were promptly made by the employers to place Winchester rifles on every one of the wagons. CLEARING THE WAY. Government Buys Two Private Irriga tion Canals on Klamath. ' Washington, May 2. The secretary of the Interior has approved, provision. ally, the purchase of the Adams ditch and the Ankeny canal, in the vicinity of Klamath Falls, both of which are to be used in connection with the Kla math irrigation project in Oregon. The government had previously secured options on these irrigation systems, and actin f the secretary. provides for their purchase as soon as the final plans of the engineers for the construe- tion of the large project have been ac cepted. 'ine government will pay 1100,000 for the Adams canal and $50, 000 for the Ankeny. The secretary has also approved, sub- ect to future determination, to con. struct the project, the purchase of 15,- 000 acres of land belonging to the J. D Carr Land & Livestock company, at Clear Lake, California. The purchase price is $187,500, and includes the ri parian rights of the company ' in the Clear lake reservoir site and along the Tule lake, besides canals now construct ed on the lands of the company. SCENE OF CARNAGE. Warsaw Troops Shoot Down Nearly One Hundred Persons. Warsaw, May 2. Nearly 100 persons were killed or wounded in disturbances in various quarters of Warsaw yester day. The troops, apparently, were un controllable and violated all orders to act with moderation. They fired into the crowd of demonstrators, and work men in desperation resorted to the use of fireaims and bombs.' Many children and women are among the dead and dying. What approaches a reign of terror exists today ; the city presents a most gloomy aspect, and the temper of the nnt.ira mmmnnitT ancmmi ill Tho presence of numerous patrols of Cossack cavalry and infantry is the ' only' re minder of lurking danger. To Mark the Boundary Line. Victoria, B. C, May 2. The Cana dian boundary survey party, which is to delineate the boundary as stated in the Alaskan boundary award, will leave for the north on Thursday, land ing at the head of navigation, on Port land canal and working thence north east and north, following the line.. A series of monuments will be built. On mountain peaks monuments 30 inches high will be built of aluminum bronze drilled into the solid rock. At river crossings and in valleys larger monu ments will be built. - Army of Immigrants. New York, May2. Qn 22 steam ships due to arrive at this port this week from Great Britain and the Con tinent is the highest number of immi grants' ever scheduled to enter during such a period of time.. The horde reaches nearly 25,000. , At Ellis island arrangements have been made for their prompt handling, because ' the deten tion of any part would at once tax the facilities of the emigration station far beyond its limits. , ' Unknown Gives University $500,000. New York, May 2. - An anonymous donor has given $500,000 to Columbia university for erecting and equipping a college hall for undergraduates to be named in honor of Alexander Hamil ton, of the class of 1777. x RUINED BY TORNADO. Almost Ever"" Building in Laredo, I ', i exas, is Gone. f ; Laredo, Tex., May fl. At least 21 persons were killed and a score injured in Laredo and New Laredo by a tornado that tore through the city late last night. Sixteen were killed here. Ru mors of many others killed in places outside of Laredo are heard, but as yet they lack confirmation. Property damage is large. Four of the dead were members of one familv and were working on the ranch of George Wood- man. They were au crushed to death by the falling in of the heavy walls of the adobe house they occupied. The others met their fate in a like manner, The damage wrought at the . Laredo seminary is severe. Not one of the group of buildings that go to make up the institution escaped damage. The escape from death ot the teachers at present quartered in the institution is considered miracu ous, as the walls of some of the buildings that they occu pied were demolished. Mrs. Early, one of the teachers, was heroically res cued by several younfe cadets, students of the institution, they lowering her by a rope from a second story window. She was badly bruised. The Mexican National hospital build' lDgrooi was lilted, and it will require much time to repair the building. A trip through the town fails to show a locality that has not suffered from the storm. Telegraph and tele phone poles, corrugated roofs, chim neys and walls ; in fact, debris of all imaginable kinds strew the streets. The city authorities are at work clear ing away the wreckage of the storm and tonight the city began to assume its customary tranquil appearance. Line men are at work endeavoring to straighten out the tangled wires, and it is believed that within ! two days the electric light service can be resumed. It is hoped to re-establish telegraphic communication at least partially with in two days. NEW SYSTEM OF BIDDING. Army Quartermaster Makes Welcome Change for Forage Dealers. Washington, May 1. It will be el come news to Pacific coast dealers to know that the quartermaster general of the army has decided to obtain bids for forage for army purposes under a new system, which shall permit competition on a three-months as an annual basis It is believed, that more satisfactory bidding will be obtained, if it is poasi ble to secure proposals for furnishing forage for a period of three months This will enable closer competition, hence it will afford bidders an opportu nity to estimate more closely as to market conditions. In presenting bids for the annual supply of forage at all the military posts, it is found that bidders are re' quired to specify largely as to the prob able condition of crops, and this, of course, must have its effect upon prices named for a yearly supply of army forage. Bidding will, therefore, be permitted for a quarterly as well as for an annual supply. COLTON IN FULL CHARGE. Names Assistants in Collection of Do minican Customs. Washington, May 1. Colonel George R. Col ton, the American official who went to Santo Domingo to- assume charge of the collection of customs rev enue of that republic, has reported vto Secretary Taft that a plan of organiza tion for the customs service had been agreed upon by the .Dominican govern ment. Colonel Colton has been made principal collector and general receiver; J. H. Edwards, Jr., deputy collector, traveling inspector and auditor; H. W. Smith, cashier, auditor and dis bursing officer; H. F. Worley, addi tional deputy collector in charge of the Havtien frontier: M. D. Carroll, chief statistician, and Joseph Schwartz, spec- ial agent. All of the Dominican officials now in the service have been -continued by Colonel Colton, who has definitely as sumed charge of the custom house. He has posted notices to this effect for - the information of foreigners and otherB. Dredger Brings Up Nuggets. Marysville, Cal., May 1. Rich spec imens of free gold nave been brought up by the new levee dredger now oper ating in the Feather river at Yuba City. Nuggets of considerable size and value and pieces of quartz studded with gold have been picked up from several . bucketsful of sand and gravel deposited by the dredger. Dredge mining men are watching ' the work be filedclosely. There is every indica tion that another rich dredge mining field has been discovered and that there will be much activity about Marysville. No M are Delays for Connors. Chicago, May 1 . The case of Super intendent Thomas' J. Connors, of the Armour company, indicted on the charge of attempting to intimidate a witness, came up again today in the United States District court. Counsel for the Armour company asked for an other continuance After some argu ment, Judge Landis granted it, , setting the date for hearing next Thursday. The judge also said forcibly that he would not grant another continuance. Cloudbursts Unroof Buidings. Indianapolis, 'Ind., May 1.' Reports from that state show that Indiana has been storm sw,ept in the past 24 hours. Uloud bursts are reported at many places. At Bicknellsville buildings were nnroofed, and near Pern the Indi anapolis Northern interurban track was washed away. Hail fell in several counties, damaging crops. - X ' I OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST t YAMHILL CROPS DOING WELL. Vrospects are that Cereal Yield Will Be the Best in Years. McMinnville Yamhill county has not had a better promise of a good yield ln cereals for years than it has the pres. enl season, crops generally are thnf- 7 ana 01 tne nnest color, uwing to tne weather and crop conditions last BPrmf?i the farmers seeded a larger acreage than usual last fall. The fall sowing was mostly wheat, and this is advancing rapiaiy. UaW also look wel an there is no sign of blight. The spring sowing is practically fin ished and the earlier spring grain is up and growing well. Farmers generally nave made a larger sowing ot spring oats than usual. There is a growing tendency in this county to make the spring crop consist chiefly of oats Hop conditions, while good, cannot be called excellent. The growth has been extremely uneven, some vines having grown rapidlj , and are already trellised, while otherB have not ad vanced far. Otherwise, the crop looks well and has not been harmed by frost. In a few yards the leaves have been slightly nippped, but practically no harm done to the hops. As far as can be ascertained, every yard in the coun ty is Deing cultivated, ana a lair crop is anticipated. Ilopmen are not dis couraged by the uneven growth, and are having the yards thoroughly hoed and the more advanced hops twined. Apples and other fruit, except prunes and cherries, will yield abundantly The cherry crop will be very light in all parts of the county, owing to the late frosts. The prune crop will also be less than normal. The prospects were exceptionally good until visited by the recent frost. Near Dayton and sections along the Willamette river there will not be over a third of the usual yield, while on the prairie about half a crop is expected. In the more protected sections there may be three- fourths of a crop, but in no parts will it be up to the normal output. - Berries on the Reservation. Adams John Pierce, a quarter-breed allottee, who resides two miles south of here, has demonstratd that the Uma tilla reservation land is capable of rais ing more than wheat, although it not irrigated. Last year he set out less than one half an acre of Hood River strawberries, and although the plants were less than a year old, they bore berries from June until November, the heaviest crop being in June and Oc tober. This year he has set out' more plants, having now almost one acre All are in bloom and Mr. Pierce ex pects to have ripe berries in two weeks ii tne weatner is favorable. Rogue River- Craft. Grants Pass The first, boat, other than a canoe or skiff, to navigate the Upper Rogue will be one now complet ed and ready for launching here. The craft is a light draft, staunch affair. and was built by John C. Lucas, a local merchant, for pleasure purposes. It is 30-foot length, with six-foot beam, and will be propelled by a powerful gaso line engine.. Its builder is confident it will successfully make the rapids of the Rogue, both below and above Grants Pass. The power dams will be mounted by skid ways. - One Fare to Albany. Albany Efforts of the Albany Com' mercial club to secure special rates from Portland to Albany during the Lewis and Clark exposition have proved successful. A committee was appoint ed some time ago to confer with the officials of the Southern Pacific railroad in Oregon, and as a result of the work of this committee the traffic men have granted a rate of one fare for the round "P for all who hold transportation from Eastern points, tickets good to re main in Linn county for 15 days.. Lost Mail Pouch Found. Woodburn The registered mail pouch lost at this point, the disappear ance of which has constituted a great mystery, has been found by little boys as they were after a ball under the Southern Pacific freight station. The thief had unlocked the letter sack, ' ex tracted the registered pouch and re turned the sack. He got the contents of several packages, $240 that had been placed there ada remittance from this office to Washington. Hood River to Get the Mill. Eugene The present owners of the woolen mill here, Messrs. Wright and Wilbur, of Union, have no intention of putting the mill into operation, as was reported at the time they made the par chase last winter from the receiver. Instead, it is now learned, the mill will be moved to Hood River, where the citizens are to take stock in the concern to the amount of $20,000. Valley Wool Pool Sold. , Dallas The Polk County Woolgrow- ers association sold its pool of 100, UUu pounds in Dallas for 25 cents a pound. H. L.. Fenton, of Dallas, was ti.e buyer. May 13 both the mohair and wool . associations will meet in Dallas to elect officers and transact other general business of the associa tions. ' , ' ' Land Sale Near Union. ' Union The Dwight ranch of 160 acres, well improved, 4 miles from Union, on Catherine creek, was sold last week to Faulk Brothers, of Daven port, Wash., for $6,00O. Acre proper ty in this section is showing a livelier tendency, and numerous sates are re ported. , ALBANY BIDS FOR MILL. Citizens Agree to Put Up Money to Aid in Rebuilding. Albany A meeting of, Albany's citi zens was held last week to consider the question of taking sonae'step to secure the rebuilding of the woolen mill of the Bannockburn Woolen Mills company in Albany. This is mill that was burned about a month ago, entailiin? a! loss of 75,000. Among those who addressed the meeting were: J. K. Weatherford, Fred Dawson, P. H. Goodwin, E. W. Langdon, F. J. Miller and Mayor W. H Davis. All favored purchase of stock by Albany citizens, and several volunteered to take blocks ranging in value from $250 to $1,000. -A com mittee was appointed to lake charge of the work, ascertain how much money ' Aloany people will put up to assist in rebuilding the' mill, what kind of a - proposition the Bannockburn company will entertain, if any, and report. It Beems that Albany will be able to subscribe enough stock in the Bannock burn company to rebuild the mill if " that company will put in the i ma- chinery, and put the mill in working -order. Boom Spirit at Ashland. Ashland -As a result of concerted actions of leading citizens of Ashland . working through the board of trade, a fund of approximately $2,000 has been pledged for the promotion and publi- -city of the resources and attractions of this city and vicinity while the big -exposition is on at Portland. Fifteen hundred dollars of this sum was sub- -scribed at a bjg mass meeting of citi zens held under the auspice of the board of trade, at which there was a very large attendance and much . en- - thusiasm for -the objects m view. A portion of the sum subscribed will be expended upon a permanent display at the Southern Pacific depot in this city. Hatchery on Wallowa River. Astoria Ferguson & Houston, of this city, have completed the plans for -the proposed new salmon hatchery to be erected by the State Fisheries de partment on the Wallowa river. The- plana are for a frame structure 230 feet long and 55.4 feet wide. It will con tain 336 troughs, each of which will be 16 feet in length and ho'd six egg has- ' kets. The capacity of the plant will be. 15,000,000 eggs each season. The appropriation for building the hatchery will be availablenUay 18, and bids on the construction will be called for soon after that. Excellent Crop Prospects.' Pendleton The reservation south and east ot here presents the most thrifty appearance and the prospecta are for the finest wheat crop in the. his tory of the county. - South of "Adams the wheat is nearly knee high and of a dark green color, which indicates the best of growing conditions. - In a few instances in the same locality the fields are infested with tar weed, the pest of the reservation. The great number of these weeds is partly accounted for by the fact that only combined harvesters have been used for years. 1905 Hop Contracts Filed Salem Three 1905 hop contracts, aggregating 50,000 pounds, or 280 bales have been filed for record in the department of the county recorder. They are: J. E. Forrest, of Salem, to T. Rosenwald & Co., of New York, 10,000 pounds at 18 cents; J. E. Kirk land and others, of Independence, to T. Rosenwald & Co., New Yorki 30,000 pounds, at 17 cents, and George H. Irwin, of Brooks, to Valentine Loewi's Sons Co., of New York, 10,000 pounds, at 17 cents. Will Not Contract. The Dalles The wool situat'on in this part of Eastern Oregon varies from practically all the other woolgro wing sections of the state from the fact that the growers liave thus far declined to contract their clips in advance of the scheduled sales days, June 6 and 23 and July 6. - These sales will be held as usual at Shaniko, the market place for the wools grown in Waeco, Crook, Wheeler, and Grant counties, where the choicest clips are produced. Educational Exhibit. Pendleton The educational exhibit for the Lewis and Clark fair - is all in the hands of the county school superin tendent, and is being assembled and prepared for the cabinets. One of the fine features of the exhibit is a nnmber of drawings. The papers to be bound after reaching Portland are classified into piles according to the work. Su perintendent Welles has three assist ants at the work. PORTLAND QUOTATIONS. Wheat Club, 8486c per bushel ; blnestem, 8991c; valley, 86c. - Oats No. 1, white, $28 per ton; gray, $27. . Eggs Oregon ranch, 1717c per dozen. Butter Fancy creamery, '1719c per pound. - Potatoes Oregon fancy, $11.05; common, 8085c. Apples Fancy, $1.752.50 per box; choice, $11.25. Hops Choice, 1904, 23J25c per pound. ' Wool Valley, 23K25Jc; Eastern Oregon, best,' 1719c; mohair, choice, 8132Xc per pound. Hay Timothy, $1416 per ton; clover, $110112; ' grain, $1112; cheat, $1112.