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Newsy Items Gathered from All Parts ot the World PREPARED FOR THE BUSY SEADER Less Important but Not Less Inter esting Happenings from Points Outside the State. Prince I to says Japan will help China to become a modern nation. Mexico is preparing for an outbreak that ia expected in the south. More earthquakes have occurred in Greece and the people are panic strick en. Despite the assertion of officials, the streetcar strike at Pittsburg, is far from settled. Professor Matteucci, director of the observatory on Mount Vesuvius, died while at his work. An Italian laborer on a railroad in Colorado became enraged and fatally shot three of his countrymen. James J. Hill says if the people would pay less attention to the new tariff the country would be better off. Count Boni says he is to marry Marjorie Gould, daughter of George Gould and neice of the count's former wife. British Columbian officials are charged with dis -riminating against American halibut fishermen and favor ing the Japanese. The government is to issue bonds for the entire cost of the Panama canal. A slight earthquake was felt at San at Barbara, Cal., but no damage done. An American is sure he recognized Leon Ling, murderer of Elsie Sigel, in London. A strike may be declared by all em ployes of the American Smelting & Refining company. Mrs. Eddy, founder and leader of the Christian Science deomiation, has just passed her 88th birthday. All miners in England may go on a strike in support of the Scotch miners who are fighting a reduction in wages. Eight anarchists arrested at Stock holm on the charge of having con spired to assassinate the czar of Rus sia, have been exiled. The Japanese government has not yet decided whether or not Ambassador Takahira will be continued as ambas sador to the United States. The Union Pacific railroad has claim ed a 200-foot strip of land through the town of Brighton, Col., which is now covered wih store buildings. A son has been born to the Priness de Sagan. The shah of Persia has fled to Russia for protection. Over 14,000 ccoal miners are on strike at Pittsburg, Kan. Hanover, Germany, police have started a war on long hatpins. Anarchy rules in Morocco and Spain will send 8,000 more troops in an effort to restore peace. The Interstate Commerce commis sion has ruled that express rates in the West are exorbitant and has ordered sweeping reductions. Unless rains come soon farmers of the New England states will face dis aster. There has not been enough water for the crops and they are said to be burning up. Immense quantities of aaphaltum have been found on the Shoshone In dian reservation in Colorado and a stampede to stake out claims and se cure land is taking place. In the hearing for the release of Thaw from the insane asylum on the ground that he ia now sane, Mrs. Thaw testified that he threatened to kill her and fears his deadly enmity. A California couple was married in an automobile in an effort to find some novel way. The English house of lords does not iavor me conscription plan of increas ing the army. Nationalists are in full control of leheran and have summoned the Per sian parlnment. Following Roosevelt's policy, Taft nas wunarawn a numDer or water sites on public domain in the West. Secretary Ballinger denies that he has quarreled with Secretary Wilson and says their relations are the best. The commanders of Adana are to be court martialled for alleged complicity in the Armenian massacres of last April. Two trunks, said to contain the books of Heinze and the United Copper com pany, have been seized by government officials. Heat in the East is again claiming children as its victims. A man has been sentenced to serve seven years at San Quentin for his many marriages. He admits having been united to about 20 women during the past three years. Floods around Kansas City have de layed mails. Taft and congress leaders have agreed to reduce the corpora tioi tax from 2 per cent to 1 per cent. EXILES GET FREE. Siberian Convicts Land in Alaska but Are.NotWanted. Cordova, Alaska. July 19. The SL Croix has brought here 100 Russians, part of the 300 landed at Nome by the Russian steamer Vaarg and held up as the result of a Nome mass meeting, but finally landed when it was found they had the necessary amount of money. Cordova objects to their land ing and they may be taken to Seattle. Among the party are reveral who are believed to be memrera of the band of political convicts who escaped from a penal colony in the interior of Siberia several, months ago and who on June 20, were reported to be working their way toward East cape, on the ex treme. Eastern coast of Siberia in an effort to cross the Behring straits and reach America. The men believed to be the escaped convicts are wearing old Cossack uni forms. These men have been keeping their own counsel, refusing to com municate even with the other Russians who came down from the North with them. The party reached Nome from Si beria on the Russian steamer Vaarg. After arriving in Nome the men re embarked on the steamer St. Croix, and came to this port, where they asked for work in the construction camps of the Copper River & Northwestern rail road. The uniforms worn by the men sup posed to be the escaped political exiles show very hard usage. It is believed the clothes were taken from the guards killed in the battle at Chupotosk, near the Arctic circle last March, when the convicts defeated a company of pursu ing Cossacks. The Russians who came from Nome on the same vessel with the suspected men profess to know nothing of their identity, and share the belief that they are the survivors of the band of exiles who were fighting their way across 1,- 500 miles of Siberian waste. 50,000 WANT LAND. Rush of Applicants for Indian Lands Beginning to Slacken. Spokane, Wash., July 19. The num ber of applications for reservation lands Saturday was somewhat smaller than on the preceding days, not only here, but in Coeur d'Alene, Missoula and Kalispell. In. Spokane, about 5.500 applications were filed; in Coeur d'Alene, 5,500; in Missoula, 2,300, and Kalispell, 1,500. The total for three days in Spokane and Coeur d Alene is a little over 23, 000 each. The crowds at the hotels are easing off and it appears that many who have come West to file are passing through to Seattle to see the exposition first and are planning to apply on their way back. At Coeur d'Alene, where serious trouble among the notaries was threat ening, an agreement has been reached whereby all will get together, banish competition and pool receipts. Notaries here say that about one out of every 10 applicants is a woman, in almost all cases from the East seeking a home in the West. Many of the men who apply look upon it as a huge gam ble, ine women, however, are in earnest. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illi nois and Iowa are the outside states most largely represented. The grand total for three days of registration is about 56,000. CHINA MAKING PROGRESS. Rockhill Says Boycott on American Products Has Ceased. San Francisco, July 19. William W. Rockhill, recently American minis ter to China, who has been promoted to the position of ambassador to Rus sia, arrived here today on the steamer lenyo Maru, accompanied by Mrs. KocKhin. Alter a short stay in Wash ington he will proceed to his new post or auty at at. r etersburg. Referring to present conditions in the Orient, Mr. Rockhill said that China was making great progress in every di rection, folitical quiet prevailed, and the industries of . the country were flourishing. There was no longer any boycott or prejudice against American products, and trade relations with this country were of the most satisfactory cnaracter. Narsen Ready for Arctic. Christiana. Norwav. Julv 19 fir Fridtjof Nansen is ready to start on a new expedition into Arctic waters in his private yacht Veslemoy, which has oeen iumianea witn ice-sheathing and otherwise specially equipped for the voyage. He will continue his oceano graphic investigations, paying special attention to currents and the warmth of the water at the surface and at o-rent depth. These currents, it has been Droved, have a decided pffapt climate and fisheries of Norway. His trip will be to Iceland and Greenland. Radium $6 70,000 an Ounce. London. Julv 19. A n asparfjlinarl commercial value of $20 per milli eramme feauivalent tn ssvn nnn ounce) has been placed upon radium by a contract jusi entered into between the British Metalliferous mi count Iveagh and Sir Ernest Cassel for the supply of seven and a half grammes of pure radium bromide. This is the largest order ever given for radium, and it will come from the Cornish pitch blende mine. J40.000 Barrels of Oil Burn. Bartlettvsille. Okla.. Julv 19 A serious oil fire raged here today. Alter two tanks each containing 55, 000 barrels of crude oil belonging to the Prairie Oil & Han rnmninv hoj been destroyed, cannon was used all1 aay in an endeavor to check the flames. 1 i OREGON STATE ITEMS OE INTEREST WATER UMATILLA LAND, Government Considering Huge Irri gation Project. Pendleton Official confirmation of the investigation of the large govern ment irrigation project to reclaim 60, 000 acres of arid land in Western Uma tilla county came from Chief Engineer of Reclamation Service A. V. Davis and D. C. Henny, supervising engineer of the Northwest These men were seen as they were passing through this city recently and both admitted that the government had ordered tests and complete investigation of the prospect ive project. The project, they said, was one of about a dozen now under investigation in Oregon by the reclamation service. The most feasible will be undertaken as soon as money is available. While they would not say that the Umatilla project was most feasible, there are known to be many conditions in its fa vor. The new project would be prac tically an extension of the Umatillia project centering about Hermiston. The water for the new project would be secured by building a giant reservoir to collect the surplus waters of Butter creek and Umatilla river. It is esti mated that 60,000 acres would be re claimed. EXHIBIT TO BE SAVED. Plans Made to Preserve Oregon Dis play at A.-Y.-P. Fair. Seattle Practically the entire ex hibit of the state of Oregon at the A.-Y.-P. exposition, with whole sections of the interior decorations of the build ing, will be removed to Salem, Or., and made a permanent part of the Ore gon state fair, according to plans dis cussed by the Oregon commissioners during the visit of Governor Benson to the exposition. Governor Benson will probably sug gest to the next Oregon legislature the idea of taking the Seattle display to Salem. The cost has been figured about $10,000 and for this expense two-thirds of the $100,000 display in the Oregon building could be preserved. The elaborate decorations and pano rama worked in Oregon grains, the handsome wood panel ings and other decorative features of the interior of the Oregon building will be moved in tact, if the plan is carried out. It is believed at the close of the ex position the Oregon building will be presented to the Btate university. - Form New Phone Company. Ontario At a called meeting of On tario citizens an independent telepohone company was organized. It will be in corporated for $10,000. The Bell com pany recently removed its toll station from here to Payette, Idaho, and- the citizens, desiring better Be vice, sub scribed several thousand dollars for" a new company in which the membes of the Boise Independent company will be stockholders. Nearly every citizen of Ontario is a stockholder in the new company. Officers and 'directors were elected, also a committee on bylaws to file incorporation papers. Trolley Line for Rogue. Jacksonville The Jackson County Light & Power company has been granted a franchise over the roads of Jackson county by the County court of Jackson county. The company in its petition asks for the right to erect electric light poles along the highways in certain townships for conducting light, heat and motive power. It ia the intention of the company to begin at once the construction of an electric railway to traverse the Rogue river valley. Sumpter Extension Work Announced. Salem Official announcement has been received by the railroad commis sion that actual operations have start ed toward construction of the extension of the Sumpter Valley railroad from Austin to Prairie City, and that the work would be rushed. Following the recommendations of the commission, the Sumpter Valley has issued a new tariff by which flour, salt and sugar may be carried in mixed cars, with a minimum weight of 30,000 pounds. Water Suits Stir Echo. Echo Joe Ramos, whose alfalfa fields are one mile up the river from E.-ho, is defendant in an injunction suit brought bv the Henrietta Milliner company, of Echo, to prevent Ramos irom placing a aam across the river just above the comoanv's hpnHtrni-en There is much litigation to be threshed out before determining the rights of water users Irom the Umati a river at this place. Mill Will Remove to Kalama. Rainier The bier Dlant of th Wil. lard Case Lumber company has closed, and as soon as a small lot of planing is finished, the task of movincr the nlont to Kalama will begin. The company had intended to finish cuttinsr out their timber at this place, but owing to some legal tangle with local parties, have concluded to raft their logs from here to &.aiama. Dufur Farmers Organize. The Dalles Articles of incorporation of the Farmers' Union Warehouse com pany, of Bufur, have been filed with the county clerk by Theodore Buskuhl and Lester D. Kelly, of Kingsley, and ' Alex btracnan, of JJufur. The capital stock is $4,000, divided into 800 Bhares of the par value of $5 each. The head quarters of the company will be at' uuiur. BLIGHT'IN DOUGLAS. Pear Orchards Are In Danger From a New Pest. Roseburg A deadly blight on the pear orchards of this county that will require for its eradication more atten tion than one man could possibly give, has caused the county court, at the suggestion of District Horticultural Commissioner A. H. Carson, of Grants Pass, to appoint two fruit inspectors for Douglas county. The appointments fall to F. A. McFall. of this city, and E. F. Whitney, of Oakland, both of whom were recommended by Mr. car son, who appeared before the court in nerson. This blight, a species of fungus that emits a (rum like substance, has prac tically destroyed the greater part of the fruitgrowing industry in the Eastern and Middle Western states and has giv en the Pacific coast orchardists a hard battle. California pear growers tn umphed over it after having once given up. Then the blight reached the lam ous Rogue river valley in Oregon. The orchardists there promptly secured the services of two government experts, CGara and White, and these two men are now in that valley aiding the fruit growers to stamp out the pest. Several months ago the blight began to be noticeable in the Umpqua valley, particularly around Roseburg and Winston. Then orchards in other lo calities became affected, until the pres ent day sees the pear industry in this county threatened with damage unless the growers take action under proper instruction at once. Mr. Carson ex plained to the court that the blight can neither be prevented nor killed by spraying. What causes it is not known,- and there is only one way to get rid of it, and that is by burning the affected tree or branch immediately upon discovery of the blight This has already been done in a number of instances. Delegates to Irrigation Congress Vale C. O. Thomas, president of the Vale Commercial club, and J. P. Dunniway, cashier of the First Na tional bank, of Vale, have been chosen by Vale as delegates to the irrigation congress at Spokane this month. They will further the interests of the Mal heur irrigation project. The project has been before the people of Malheur county pending Secretary of the Inter ior Ballinger s choice between the pri vate companies and the government. Cross Ties for Panama Road. Portland Oregon, lumbermen have the oppcrtunity of aiding in the con struction of the Panama railroad. E, C. Giltner, secretary of the chamber of commerce, has received from the rail road commission requests for bids on 150,000 cross ties for delivery at Colin or the Port of Ancon. Indicating that construction work is to proceed rapidly. it was urged that bids be submitted as soon as possible. Wallowa Fruit Inspector Named. Wallowa Ford C. Potter has been appointed fruit inspector for this coun ty by the County court. Mr. Potter has had wide experience in fruit and Derry culture and is thoroghly convers ant with the various fruit peats. His services will be of great value to the iruit raiaers of this valley. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Bluestem, nominal; club $1.17; valley, $1.17. Corn Whole, $37 per ton; cracked, $38 per ton. Oats No. 1 white, $40(3:42 per ton. "j iiiiumy, wniamette valley $20((22 Der ton? Fan torn rtvdnn oi $21 (ft23; mixed, $16(g;20; alfalfa, $14, Grain bnp-q K?..p oqv, Fruits Strawberries, $2.25 per crate; cherries, 28c per pound cKcciwco, iiu.ui:; apriCOt8, $1 75 f- , vunaiiuj, oc per pound; canberrien. $1 Aft no' ,... l lo- Ties. Sl.2nrti)1.4n- lilou er- ?2; k 1 .1 rt !. V. : An ' Potatoes $11.75 per hundred new, 2(i'iyz per pound. Vegetables Beans, 6c per pound: le"uce' head 25c Per dozen; onions parley, aac; pea:, 57c per pound; radishes, 15c per dozen. Butter City creamery, extras, 28c wvFZnxi "Cy 0ut8lde "ornery, 26Ca27c; store, 18c. Butter fat prices average lc per pound under recrular hntto r- jiiivrB, E??S Oracrnn per dozen. Poultry Hens. 14ffllK. springs 19c; roosters, 8(9c; ducks' a12c:9ioc; dozen. 4 ' 2-25 Der Pork Fancy, 10c per pound. Veal Rvti-Qa oaoi. ,. """ woac per pound1 ordinary, 7c; heavy, 6c. ' i on , ,conlrack. 16c per pound ; S6crCor0pP4c1112C; 1907 Wool Paat.n f . --. vregon, bfaZ3c Der pound; valley, 2325c; mohair, 24 Cattle Rtoora tnn ri f . . good, $445;' oC'h.TmT- 4; bulls and stags, $2.753.25rcom: mon, $22.50. 1 ra OgBB48i'.?8-258.50; fair to rl' l"0"0; Blockers, $6(r6 China fats, $6.757. 0; oneep iop wethers, $4: fa! ir. to "'uwo.o; ewes, k all crrariaa- no.t: . . V? less on oc, ?3.503.75;Ks'Pringlara'b;; fair to i, $5 HOT CONTEST ASSURED. Senate and House Will Each Hold Out for Lumber Rate. Washington, July 16. The make-up of the committee on conference that is now handling the tariff bill, endeavor ing to compromise the differences be tween the house and senate bills, is not such as to inspire confidence in the hearts of those senators and represent atives who favor the senate duty on rough lumber, $1.50 per 1,000 feet. It may be that that rate will be re tained, but there is only one Republi can on the conference committee who is directly interested in the lumber schedule, and that man is handicapped because he is a big lumberman. Df thn senate conferees, not one has any direct interest in the tariff on lum ber. :Aldrich, Rhode island ; Burrows, Michigan; Penrose, Pennsylvania; Hale, Maine, and Cullom, Illinois, rep resent states that care far more about cheep lumber than they do about high protection for the American lumber man. A few years ago Burrows might have been somewhat concerned, but now hiB interest is secondary. On the house side, Payne, New York; Dalzell, Pennsylvania; McCall, Massachusetts; Boutell, Illinois; Calderhead, Kansas, unit Fordnev. Michigan, are the confer ees, and Fordney is the only enthusias tic advocate of a high tariff on lumber, for he owns fabulous quantities of timber land and operates a numb ir of lumber mills. It will be the contention of the house members that the duty on rough Inmher must be reduced Jl.. the rate fixed by the house in the Payne bill. They will insist that the house will not stand for $1,50, and will point to the fact that it was onlv bv a narrow mar gin that the houBe rejected a free lum ber amendment. COREA ACCEPTS CHANGE. Transfer of Courts to Japan Quietly Received. Seoul, July 16. The news of the new agreement between Japan and Corea arranging for the transfer of Corean judicial authority to Japan, is being quietly accepted here, now that its terms are fully understood. It was feared that some disturbance might follow the public misapprehen sion that the disbanding of the court guards was included in the abolition of the Corean war office. Now that it is known generally that the guards are not to be discharged, but merely are to be placed under the command of the emperor's aide-de-camp, the cause for uneasiness has been removed. It is believed that the convention be tween the two countries relative to the transfer was signed July 12. The pro visions of the document, besides the changes mentioned, look to the control of Corean prisons by the Japanese. EARTHQUAKE IN GREECE. Province of Elis Suffers Loss of Score of Lives and IOO Injured. Athens, Greece, July 16. An earth quake has occurred in the provincre of Elis, the capital of which is Pyrgos. Several villages were destroyed and many, people perished. The loss is heavy. London. Julv 16. A H London news bureau from Athens says inat a violent earthquake baa occurred in Southern Greece, rpnulfin or in - 'f - w-. w.aa 111 vvir Biderable loss of life and damage to jjruperty. Twenty person are reported dead and 100 injured at one village, and three other villages suffered heavily. The dispatch adds that. are learned, it is likely that the casual ¬ ties win De greatly increased. Building Falls; 7 Dead. Philadelphia. July 16. Seven men were killed, one fatallv in,n .nr oa seriously hurt today when a building at wmj uurmwess corner ot Eleventh and Market streets collapsed. One man is also missinc. Th hnit,i; r. story brick structure in the heart of ine Dusiness section was being remod eled, and it is sunnnaaH tha i I I " 1UIUUVOI UI one of the girders caused the entire structure to weaken and crash to the earth. Convention Rates Open. Chicaco. Julv 1 R Roi..j ger fares to Chicago, St. Louis, Kan- v,ny. umana and St. Joseph will be available th -- iuiu ail states west of thn Mica-i - --. mwul i iicr( na a result of a decision just-announced by ui iBBmng western railroads, which, competitive conditions will make armlirahlo tn all . j t. , beon decided to .open to the general public rateB of a fare and a half for the round triD from river which were granted on account of mo many conventions. Cossacks Desert Shah. TpKoron Till 1 mi UUIJr 10.Ae Koya,8t forces apparently have had enough of fighting and are prepared to admit the VL me nationalists. The submV'"16 R,UBaian ion here x, .. ,. " ""tea mat the Nationalists cease attacking the Cos sacks, that the Cossacks be allowed to COntinHA urn im 1 .1 . . ,.v.c uuuer me iuture Per sian government and that their safety be guaranteed, which was agreed to. Prefer American Labor. Butte. Mnnf T.,1.. it, .-. v. jmo. c. r. Mat smeTiT,ifUpenntendent of the Washoe Smelter, has annni.r..l iL , """ "mi ine poucv Li ?omPBnv hereafter will be to l.h - .,BDOr ce "Hen tw k maunewBon a so stated that thn nmnonn . u been nhanA a . 8VBWsm has oeen abandoned in Anaconda. QUAKE CLAIMS 3 Property Damagejn Greece no ce tremendous. WATER IN SPRINGS TURNS BO Eerthquake Seems of Volcanic M ture and Upheavals Reported Near Village of Ponhloti. London, July 17. Snecial received here from Athens say that 300 persons were killed nr in,j . the earthquake that occurred yesterd' in the province of Eiin i o . " Greece. The dBmace tn !" was very great Hot water is' flowT. today irom many of the Bprings ia & stricken district, while the water i. the rivers and brooks has turned i tl dish color. The earthauake Hp houses in the village of Havari, in Bii pruviiiuB. ininy persons lost their lives at that point and a number w(rt injured. Neighboring villacr. greatly. All the houses of AmaWn woro reuuereu uninnaDiiable. Tt shocks were felt at' Patraa, Pyr,, Malamas and Tripoli, but outside d Havari only a few deaths or injured have been reported. A volcanic op heaval is said to have occurred at tlx village of Ponhioti. WARSHIPS ON THAMES. British Admiralty Attempts to Alltj i Fears of People. London, July 17. One hundred and forty-eight British warships dropped anchor in the Thames tonight, the ar ray extending from the eBtuary at the south end of the river to Westiminster bridge, in the htart of London. The object of this extended and superb d play of Britain's fighting power is an anti-panic Bhow. Uneasiness prevails in-every quarter of Britain. Anxietj in higher circles as to the condition of the country's defenses haa caused ap prehension and pessimism throughout the body politic. Lord Roberts says the army is i tragic joke. Admiral Bereaford saji the navy is not what it has been con sidered. And Germany iB accused of having aggressive designs against the peace and liberty of the Britons. The result of all this ferment is that the country is in danger of "going off it! head." The mighty armada on the Thames is the admiralty's heroic seda tive. RICH WOMAN SMUGGLED. Carried $5q,000 Worth of Goods Un der False Bottom of Trunk. New York, July 17. An indictment for smuggling was handed down tods; by the Federal grand jury against Mr. Fremont Chesbro, owner of the Che bro Coastwise line of steamers running out of Boston. The case was placed in the hands of the United States district attorney foi the district of New Jersey after the discovery of a double bottom in one of the trunks which Mrs. Chesbro brought to this country with her on the Eakr Wilhelm II last May, Wearing apparel appraised at $50, 000 was found in this hidden comprt ment, together with bills and invoices indicating the purchase abroad of pearl necklace valued at $23,000. The necklace was not found among Mrs. Chesbro's effects, but was yesterdaj turned over to the customs officials bj Mrs. Chesbro's attorney. Big Muddy Rises Again. St. Louis, July 17. The Missouri river last night rose so that the gP today registers 35.3 feet. Manufaf turing concerns across the river in Dli nois are moving their stocks to bight' ground, fearing a storm will wash waves over the levees which the tin zens are counting on to protect then Citizens of Cahokia, 111., worked l night strengthening the levees, which will stand but a slight rise. F"J thousand acres of farm land were Aw ed early today by the Missouri, sas & Texas embankment breaking Island Defenses Tested. TT I..... Ti. mm TTJn ttiadiree xionoiuiu, JUiy n. uiiuei u- iion or uaptain riacc, oi mo uiu- department, the eight great mortars Ik. n . Jf.,oa nn DiSDjO Head point, 'were fired for the time today. The guns command t only approach to Honolulu harbor a are ine nrst or ine coast Uuiv" be installed. The test was thoroughJ satisfactory. Captain Piatt arrive yesterday on the transport ThornM supervise the placing of other guns. New Shah Rules Perjia. Tehern. July 17. Mohammed Aft shah of Persia, was dethroned w and the crown prince, bultan au Miraza. whs nroH aimed shah by r national . assembly, composed of jf" chief Mujtehids and the leaders of Nationalist forces, in the, presence an immense crowdjin Parliament saw Mnlian All km talran nfUC6 U Rudsian summer legation at Zerien Kaiser Favors Football- oeuiin, tiuiy ii. iu AaA ia directed that football be in"0!J the military exercises. His nJ" is reported as saying-that footo!, played in the United States and land is fine training in temper, -as as for the body.