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Newsy Items Gathered from All Parts of the World PREPARED FOR THE BUSY KEADB Less Important but Not Less Intw esting Happenings from Points Outside the State. The Mexican volcano of Colima is spreading devastation. Buchanan has signed a treaty with Venezuela settling all disputes. The Montana legislature will take up the Japanese exclusion question. Cleveland shippers say competition between the Harriman lines is a farce. The order of Elks has asked congress to protect Wyoming elks from starva tion. The Waters-Pierce Oil company will fight the Standard in the Missouri courts. Harriman has started on a tour of the South and West to inspect his rail roads. Taft savs the president and gover nors should work together for the good of the country. A big reception is planned when the fleet arrives home from its voyage around the world. Prominent Canadians aho favor the exclusion of Japs from schools attended by white children. A preacher in Wyoming stopped a train to get the crew to act as wit nesses at a wedding. Protracted drouth in parts of Texas have driven cattlemen to extremes to procure food for their stock. Russia has violated the Portsmouth treaty and the United States and Great Britain may protest jointly. Eastern wool buyers have formed a combine. Several persons have been killed in Mexican riots against landlord rule. A jury has been secured in the bri bery case against Calhoun in San Fran cisco. A tornado in Delaware and Pennsyl vania killed two persons and destroyed many buildings. California fruit raisers failed to get the increased rates on dried and can ned fruit rescinded. Taft's engineers say that a sea-level canal is out of the question, as the cost would be incalulable. President Gompers. of the American Federation of Labor, says 2,000,000 men are now out of employment "in the United States. New Orleans is preparing a great welcome for the Taft party, the princi pal feature of which will be a typical Southern banquet prepared by Creole cooks. A Chicago firm has been awarded a contract to supply the British army with corned beef for a period of three years. The first delivery, between 600,000 and 1,000,000 pounds, will be made next July. As a result of a search he has been making in the Interior department. Representative Hawley has discovered that the Corvallis & Yaquina wagon road bill, rceently introduced in the house, contains a joker which would operate to defraud the government out oi sevreal thousand acres of valuable land in Oregon. Certain senators have revived the cry for a sea-level Panama canal. Many more prominent men have been indicted for Oklahoma land frauds. A terrible blizzard is raging of er the entire country east of the Rocky moun tains. France and Germany have signed a treaty of peace regarding Moroccan affairs. Mutual pledges of peace and good will were exchanged between King Ed ward and Emperor William at their banquet in Berlin. Fire of unknown origin destroyed the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad creosoting plant, located four miles from Greenville, Texas. The loss is estimated at between $150,000 and $200,000. Mrs. Ruth May Swift-Eversz, of Chicago, who was left a fortune of $5,000,000 by her father, the late Gus- tavus Swift, was granted a divorce from her husband, Ernest H. Eversz, by Judge Gibbons. The union jack of the battleship Maine, which was sunk in the harbor of Havana, was received at the Navy department from Captain J. C. Fre mont, commanding the United States ship Mississippi. It will be added to the collection in the museum at Wash ington navy-yard. The controller of the currency Tues day announced that the Coal Belt Na tional bank, of Benton, 111., has been closed by order of the directors and that George C. Ball has been appointed receiver. The Coal Belt National bank's embarrassment is said to date from the defalcation a few years ago of R. A. Youngblood, former president of the bank. Secretary Garfield admits he is not handicapped by limitation of secret service. MAY STOP DIGGING. Secretary Garfield Threatens to Sus pend Klamath Work. Washington, Feb. 14. J. Newell, nf the reclamation service, stated to day that orders had been issued to shut down work on the Klamath litigation project, pending adjustment of differ ences between the government and the settlers. This announcement follows a decision by Secretary Garfield that settlers must pay the annual mainte nance charge of 7o cents per acre, be ginning May 1 nest, and must make ten equal annual payments of $3 each per acre for the water right, the first water payment falling due way I, 1910. Many settlers have announced that they cannot pay $30 per acre for water, but, as this is the actual proportionate cost of building the project, the secre tary cannot accept less. He requested the Water Users' association to inform him what it is willing to do under the circumstances, but as it has not made reply, he felt obliged to stop further construction until satisfactory agree ment is reached. The settlers, under the first unit of the project, which is completed, will be furnished water this coming season, if they pay the maintenance charge, but, unless there is a speedy agreement, construction of the Clear lake reservoir will not be carried forward and the second unit of the project will remain undeveloped, Meantime, tngmeer Murphy, in charge of the Klamath project, has been called to Washington and will be succeeded by W. W. Slecht. F. W. Hanna, another reclamation engineer, has been sent to resume the preliminary work or the Malheur pro ject and, if the Klamath controversy is not adjusted, work may be concen trated at Malheur. ROBBERS SECURE $35,000. Oaring Early Morning Holdup Carried Out Near Denver. Denver, Feb. 14. That the hold-up of the westbound Denver & Rio Grande passenger train, near Denver, at 3:15 this morning, was the work of three instead of two robbers and that the robbery of the mail car gave them a loot of possibly $35,000, are indicated by the investigation of the railroad and police officials today. So far no tangi ble clew to the identity or whereabouts of the robbers has been found, but it seems probable that the men came to Denver and are now hiding in this city. The exact amount secured by the robbers cannot be ascertained. It is known, however, that the registered mail sack from Colorado Springs to Denver was empty and that little of value was in the Pueblo-Denver sack. The sack from Portland, Colo., to Den ver, however, contained $400 of money order funds consigned to the Denver postoffice. The robbery was remarkable for its originality and daring. It took place within eight miles of Denver, within less than two milps of Fort Logan, the United States military reservation, and at a spot where habitations are plentiful. Yet so thorough was the work of the robbers and so well were their plans laid that they had fully an hour and a half start of the officers. Search of the vicinity of the hold-up indicates that a third man and possibly a fourth were engaged in the robbery ; that a rubber-tired buggy was in wait ing for the actual hold-ups and that torpedoes and red signal fires were used unsuccessfully in an attempt to stop the train before the automatic revolvers of the two men on the train were used in doing this. ALL FAVOR LOCKS. Government Engineers Unanimous for Present Canal Plan. Washington, Feb. 14. Colonel George W. Goethals, chairman of the Isthmian Canal commission, and the members of the board of engineers ap pointed by President Roosevelt, who went to Panama with President-elect Taft, reached Washington today. The board will report unanimously in favor oi continuing the lock plan. Colonel Goethals said : I repeat what I said to you a year ago, anu xnat is that the canal will be completed and ships will be traversing u Dy reoruary 1, 1315. Work on the waterway is going ahead splendidly. I am to appear before the house commit tee on apropriations Monday, when I will be prepared to give an estimate of what the canal will cost. "In my -judgment, the character of the canal to be built has not changed in the least The most acceptable plan is that of the lock canal, which is that now under construction. Anv danger of ships bumping into the gates or other parts of the locks, about which some apprehension has been expressed, will be entirely averted bv electrical devices by which the vessels will h kept under control at all times." Plan Disaster Warnings. St. Petersburg, Feb. 14. A report has been presented to the Russian Mefeoroloigcal Congress, in session here, on the use of seismographs to prevent mine disasters. These disas ters are usually preceded for several days by slight movements of the strata by which explosive gases are released or which indicate coming earth slides. The installation of seismographs would give amplf warning of disasters aris ing from these two causes. Not Satisfied With Law. Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 14. A peti tion signed by 10,000 names was re ceived by Senator B. Cosson today ask ing for resubmission to the voters of Iowa of the state constitutional amend ment providing for absolute prohibi tion. The signers are from pratcically every town and village in the state. ! PROCEEDINGS OF OREGON LEGISLATURE Saturday, February 13. Salem, Feb. 13. By a vote of 8 to 18, the senate this afternoon refused to kill Senator Norton's bill requiring long distance telephone companies to connect their lines with local tele phone lines. Senator Johnson s road bill, over which a big fight was expected passed without much opposition, the objection al features having been eliminated. The bill appropriating $20,000 for maintenance of the Union experiment station was passed. The senate passed the bill carrying an appropriation of $10,000 for the em ployment of a master fire warden for two years. Salem, Feb. 13. Beats' bill impos ing a state license of $5 on billiard and pool rooms was killed in the bouse last night by indefinite postponement, on motion of Campbell of Clackamas. Friday, February 12. Salem, Feb. 12. After being amend ed so as to apply to the whole Btate, Representative Davis' bill permitting ten-round boxing contests for points was killed in the house tonight. There were only 20 votes in its favor. "A. B. C. members of the house tonight killed by indefinite postpone ment Representative Simth's two bills amending the direct primary law and requiring that arrangement of candi dates' names on the primary nominat ing and general election ballots be de termined by drawing lots. The house today adopted the senate resolution proposing submission to the people of the constitutional amendment increasing the Supreme court from three to five members and giving the Supreme court , original jurisdiction over habeas corpus proceedings.- Representative Purdin's bill appro priating $100,000 towards the con struction of a wagon road from Med ford, via Crater lake, to Klamath Falls passed the house this afternoon, with 16 votes against it. For the purchase of the Oregon City locks by the state and the national government, the senate tonight passed the substitute bill introduced by the ways and means committee at request of Representative Jones, of Polk, pro viding for raising $100,000 in each of three years so soon as congress shall appropriate $300,000 for the joint fund. The $100,000 raised under the old law will be turned into the general fund; likewise the $100,000 that will be raised this year. Barrett of Wash ington voted no. ine recorder oi conveyances in Washington county bumped up against executive veto this morning and will probably fail to get a raise in salary. 1 he bill was introduced by the Wash ington county senators, Barrett and Wood,. In vetoing it the governor gave the same reasons as set forth in previous vete messages that the re corder took the office knowing what his compensation would be, and that the salary should not be raised or lowered during his term. Thursday, February II. Salem, Feb. 11. Discovery by Rep resentative calkins of a "joker" in substitute house bill 167, providing for precinct elections on the subject of whether or not beer, as distinguished irom whiskey and other liquors, should be sold in those precincts, resulted in the disastrous defeat of that bill in the house this afternoon. Following the exposure by Calkins, McDonald and Patton, members of the committee on alcoholic traffic, who reported the bill favorably, and McCue and Brady, champions of the bill on the floor of the house, voted against its indefinite postponement Only four representa tives voted against substituting the unfavorable for the favorable report on the measure. They were Bones, Hat- teoerg, Meek and Philpott Waving aside all question of consti tutionality and insisting that the emer gency clause should be retained, the bouse this morning passed Senator Hart's bill, providing for two addition al justices of the Oregon Supreme court to replace the two commissioners who have been serving in that capacity i or me last two years. The two additional justices are to receive an annual salary of $4,500 and are to be appointed by Governor Cham berlain to serve until November, 1910, when their successors will be elected. With the appointing power vested in the governor, the seven Democrats in the house voted solidly for the bill. The house tonight adopted the majo rity report of the judiciary committee, recommending the passage of Bower man's bill providing for the transfer of circuit court judges from one dis trict to another to relieve congested condition of courts. The orieinal vote was 24 to 31. The senate held an evening session tonight and passed 18 bills, thus clear ing the desks of all accumulated work. Among the important bills passed were the fishery bill agreed upon be tween the state of Oregon and Wash ington, the new military code, the ie- vised game law, the Kav bill nrovirlino- bounties on cougars, timber wolves and Red Man Looked Like White. Salem Warren Davis, formoriv bartender here, has been arrested by a deputy United States marshal and taken to Portland. He is charged with selling liquor to an Indian from the Chemawa school. Davis contends that he has no recollection of selling to an Indian, and aa it is understood the red man in question is so nearly white it would be difficult to pick him from a Caucasian, his contention is considered good. wildcats, and the bill regulating the sale of concentrated stock foods. Wednesday, February 10. Salem, Feb. 10. Advocates of three normal schools won the opening skir mish in the normal school fight in the house today. By a vote of 38 to 21 the bill recommended by the committee on ways and means and carrying an appropriation of $115,000 for one cen tral normal school at Monmouth, was rejected. At the same time the house re-referred the bill to that committee with instructions to make provision for the three schools at Weston, Ashland and Monmouth. For protection of forests through a fire warden, the state board of forestry is urging passage of Representative Abbott's bill, No. 226, enlarging the powers of the board and appropriating $15,000 therefor. The ways and means committee of the house has cut down the sum to $3,- 000, but efforts are being made to put back the original figure. After being defeated with only 26 votes' in its favor, the substitute eight- hour bill, fathered by the Clackamas county delegation, was reconsidered in the house this afternoon and passed by a vote of 40 to 19, one absent. The substitute bill is much less stringent than the original and provides that la borers in all manufacturing institutions shall be allowed at least 30 minutes every six hours in which to eat. Abbott's bill, amending the direct primary law to prevent the members of one political party from participating in the primary nominating election of another passed the house this after noon. There were 41 ayes and 16 noes. Democrats voted no. The Multnomah county bill increas ing the number of circuit judges from four to five has passed both houses and will go to the governor tomorrow. It will he signed by the governor, and im mediately the governor will appoint his private secretary, W. N. Gatens, to fill the new judgeship. The bill was passed with this understanding, it hav ing been announced from the gover nor's office several days ago that if the bill should pass, this appointment would be made. Tuesday, February 9 Salem, Feb 9. Despite the protest of Farrell and other members of the Multnomah county delegation, the house this morning passed Representa tive Bean's bill prohibiting all field sports on Memorial day. It was in sisted by Farrell that the measure was practically certain of being defeated in the senate because it would put a ban on professional baseball in Portland on that day. The bill passed, however, by the following vote: Ayes, 33; noes, 21 ; absent, 6. Representative Altaian's bill amen datory of the present law for creating union high school districts, passed the house today. As amended the law pro vides that the question of creating a nign school district may be submitted to the taxpayers residing within the proposed district at any time during tne year, rather than at the annual school meeting. Against only hve votes, the senate this morning defeated Senator Bailey's resolution memorializing congress to enact laws excluding all Asiatics from immigrating to this country, Ihe senate committee on medicine and pharmacy has agreed to report fa- voraoiy a substitute bill for the estab- nsnment oi tuberculosis sanitoria, as proposed in a number of bills that have been introduced. The bill carries an appropriation of $20,000 for the nur. chase of land and construction of build ings, and a maintenance appropriation of $25,000 a year, making a total for two years of $70,000. mat the board of pardons bill is practically dead was indicated in the senate today on a motion indefinitely w juaipone u Deiore proposed amend ments had been adopted. The bill re mainea on tne calendar by a vote of only lb votes. Several senators indi cated tbeir doubt as to the merits of tne bin, but oaid they wanted to see tne amended bill before voting to kill Monday, February 8 Salem, Feb. 8. Enactment of anti Japanese legislation by any other au thority than congress is disapproved by a majority of the members of the Ore gon legislature, as disclosed by a poll taken today. Sentiment against any legislative disturbance of the Japs is espeoia ly strong in the senate, where 23 of the 30 members are opposed either to taking the initiative or en couraging agitation of the subject by " "'K"wa. ine bu mem bers of the house are more equally di vided on the subject Of 50 members Huesuonea ioaay, 3j expressed them- mr.yeB against Japanese exclusion, while 19 contended that the little brown men should be excluded from this country by congressional act Him. u : " I" Br-great -...u.tJ ,u Keiung me people who fa vor an ami-trust bill to measure that forbids agree upon a trusts. all kinds of New Industry for Albany. Albany Negotiations are nearly complete for the tale, of the old furni ture factory in this city to Portland and Tacoma manufacturers, who will enlarge the plant and put it in active operation at once. The prospective purchasers fi ed articles of incorpom! tion for the Union Furniture Manufac turing company, under which name the Plant will be operated. The incorpora tors are A H. Sandstrom, dT& Sprague and George Sandstrom. SAYS CANAL WILL HAVE LOCKS Work to Continue as Begun and Fin ish in 1915. New Orleans, Feb. 12.-President- elect W. H. Taft landed nere snoru. before 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon from Panama and was enthusiastically received. He will be tne city s gu until Saturday morning. Mr. ami made a brief speech this afternoon, heartily approving the lock type of ca nal across the isthmus. Tomorrow he will address tne negro v M r. A. and at night ne win oe truest of honor at an elaborate banquet Mr. Taft received Dy ircico ... graph yesterday the news of the eon- stitutional question raiseu i"" appointment of Senator Knox as secre tary of state, ne was aumcwuav u turbedover the situation last night but early today he received the news of the disposition of congress to amend th cab net salary law. ne was m- i;ori tn tnlcp this as a happy solution nf tho HiftilUlltV. nn thp trin from Panama. Mr. laii mHe the first draft of his inaugural address. This he intends to submit to certain friends in Washington wpek. In his address here today, Mr. lalt made what he said was his summing ud of his trip. "I am here on my way from a great constructive work," he said, "the greatest entered into by any nation durine the present two centuries, and I am elad to say to you that the work is coiner on as you would have it go on, that on the first of January, 1915, at least if not before and I am very much interested in having it within the next four years that canal will be completed. And when that time comes you will see floating down this river your great commerce, bound through those straits to the west coast of South America, to the Orient and to Austra lia. "The board of engineers have exam ined the whole work and they say it is good; that it Bhall go on as it has gone on ; that the organization of the isth mus, the American push and the good feeling that there exists commends it self to them as men who undertook great works of that class and coavinces them that the canal is now an imme diate prospect." BREEDING PLACE OF STORMS Rocky Mountain Plain to Blame for Latest Blizzards. Chicago, Feb. 12. At last the trou- ble-maker in things meteorological has been run to earth. The secret men of the United States weather bureau have put their fingers on the capital offender to blame for the major portion of the squalls, gales, hurricanes, drizzles, deluges, blasts and blizzards that afflict mankind. The Rocky mountain plateau is the guilty party, according to Professor Willis L. Moore, chief of the govern ment weather forces, who is in town this morning for a three days' visit His arrival was made signal by the declaration that the long distance weather forecast is a success, and that the weather office has proved its abil ity to aetect approaching storm areas more than a week in advance. As an instance, Professor Moore cited the cold snap," preceded and ac companied by much moisture and vigo rous air currents, that has just passed over this city on its way to New Eng land, when that storm was discover ed, having just assumed malignantpro- puriiunB, it was located in Eastern Asia, but its baggage was checked right through. Across Land and Ocean. New York, Feb. 12. A bit of wire less news from the American fleet reached here tonight It came from the battleship New Hampshire some where in southern waters and was probably flashed to that ship through American warships in the - Carribean sea and the Key West station. The dispatch referred to the Ameri. ean Pacific squadron, which left Callao, reru, yesterday for Panama. The dis- paicn is as follows : "Position of squadron 8 p. m., Feb ruary ii, latitude 62:27; longitude .!. All wen. , Woolbuyers in Combine. renuieton, Or., Feb. 12. Though often accused before, the Eastern wool uuyers are coming into the local field, for the first time, with an openly-ack- nuwieugea organization. It- is denied by the buyers, however, that the orga nization is formed for the purpose of in any way attemptine to cmtmi , price declaring the individual buyers mill K L.-j . ... uc w Dia any price they may see fit They sav the merely to give them J 1 r, . --. "wu IM u w.ln lne organized sheep men in arranging the sales dates and other similar matters. Students Slur Principal. Stockton, Cal.. Feb. iv n,- zens of Stockton were greatly surprised this morning on nassinir thr,k 4u- utreets to find the fenc.. h;iik.i. and walls plastered with a ia, grilling Principal E. B. Wooten, of the ...6u .uow. it was an imitation of a theatrical poster, and in.tooj his correct name as star of the show be was Wiled as "Hank W. Booted starring i "The Czar of the High School" ma three weeks' engagement Tornado Causes Death. - Philadelphia. Feb. 19 A .- ute wind8to f B,mo8t m warena8StrMhe Upper of ware and Southpnutom r . , thi . " """"Jivania this afternoon, caus nar th ah. one man and a child and doing much damage in the narrow path it made through the two states. OREGON STATE NEWS ONE NORMAL GETS SUPPORT Joint Committee Expected to Dtcid. for Monmouth. Salem One normal school, probabW at Monmouth, will be the recommend, tion of the joint committee on way and means. Should this recommend. tion be followed, it will cut off frog the state treasury the schools at Wes ton, Ashland and Drain. The aprm. priation will be probably $150,000, Provision will be made for paying tin railroad fare to the one normal of its. dents in far-away parts of the state. As Monmouth holds a balance of no., on the committee, it is likely to be vored in tne report This will undoubtedly lead to effom of the other normals to tack their d. sired appropriations on the Monmooti appropriation bill or elsewhere. At this time it is too early to font what success the change will have it the legislature. Salem Fruitmen Unite. Salem At an enthusiastic meetin of fruitgrowers at the board of trade rooms it was voted to go ahead wilt the organization of the Salem Fruit Union, nearly every grower present signing the preliminary articles. Tem porary officers were elected and ortt $1,000 subscribed on -the spot It is proposed to incorporate at first with a capital stock of at least $6,000 The union may combine -with the Northwest Fruit Association and dm the buildings which the association plans to erect in this city. Enos Prcs nail, who has juBt returned from Indi ana, said that Spencer & Hogan,of Marion, Indiana, wish ' to come here and build a cannery to take care of the lower grades of fruit English Duty Hits Oregon. Salem Some local hop dealers art talking of taking measures to aid in combating an agitation which bu again started in England to place a 40 shilling duty on hops. It hs claimed by certain local dealers that this dorr will practically kill the industry inthu; country among hop dealers. It is said L England practically uses up the surplia f of American hops. It is believed tk j English brewers will assist in fightiij? the increase. Lebanon Prepares for July 4. Albany Lebanon, Linn county! second city, has taken the lead of all of the cities of the Btate this year in pn paring to celebrate the Fourth of July. At a meeting of the Business Met'i league of Lebanon this week it m decided to celebrate this year and pre: liminary plans for a big celebrate were inaugurated.- Klamath Project Held Up. Klamath Falls The reclamation ser vice has ordered all work stopped a the Klamath project except on the fait' unit The reason given is a desire complete the first unit and receive'pif t ments from water users before ml ceedmg further with the work. . e PORTLAND MARKETS. Barley- -Feed, $27.50(3128 per ton. Wheat -Bluestem, $1.10(ai.l2;clAr 97c$l; red Russian. 9497c: turkrt; red, 98c$l; valley. $1. Oats No. 1 white, $34.50(235 pa, ton. Millstuffs Bran, $2626.50 ton; middlings, $33; shorts. $2830;I chop, $20(ff;25; rolled barley, $29pr Hay Timothy, Willamette -vail! $1617per ton; Eastern Oregon, 18; clover, $1214; grain hay,$I': 13. . Fresh fruits Apples, 75cJ2.S, box; Spanish malaga grapes, 8 pel barrel ; persimmons, $11.25. Potatoes Buying price, $1.10l.i) per hundred; sweet potatoes, 2e. pound. - . S Onions Oregon, buying price, t per hundred.. i Sack Vegetables Turnips, fL. per sack; carrots, $1; parsnips, $1.5 beets, $1.50; horseradish, 10c im pound, f Vegetables Artichokes. $1; doz. ; cabbage, 23c lb. ; cauliflo er, $2 per crate; celery, $4.50 f. crate; cucumbers, $1.752.25 dcK lettuce, $1.501.75 per box; parsleJ 30c per dozen; peas, 15c lb.; radiik. 30c per dozen; spinach, 2c per 1 sprouts. 10c per lb.: squash, 2Xe?, lb. ; toamtoes. $1.7502.25. t Butter Citv creamerv. extras, 3 fancy outside creamery, 3234c J lb.; store. 18((i20c. Eggs Ores: on ranch. 36037XC ?, dozen. i. Poultry Hens. 14c lb.; broilf- 20c; mixed, 1313)ic; ducks, t 21c: geese. 10c: turkeva. 18(S19c. j Cheese Fancv cream twins. 15,t; 16c per lb.; full cream triplets, 15M 16c; full cream, Young America, 1m. 17c. . - j Veal Extra. KXfilO&c per poo; ordinary, 78c; heavy, 5c ' f Jfork Fancy. 8(S;9c Derlb.;iw 88&c. Cattle Kh( foam KfftK.35: v dium, $4.254.50; common, $3.6; cows, best, $44.25; medium, $3.2 3.75; clves, $46. J Sheep Best wethers, $5.Wf. mixed sheep, $3.50(?5.25; ewes,r. 60; lambs, $66.50. , Hogs Best $6.7506.85; nW, $6.256.50. J Hops 1908. 608c oer pound; 23c; 1906, lle. s! Wool Eastern Oregon, contra 16c per pound: vallev. 15(fi!l6Kci hair, choice, 20(&21c per pound.