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Ferei Items Gathered frcm AD Parts ol fte Ycrli FlEPAXarCR TIE BUST SEADQ Less Important but Not Less Inter esting Happenings from Points Outside the State. One of the Moroccan rebel leaden hss bees captured. Spanish worships sre bombarding the position held by the Moors. The Greek fiag is Crete hss been brought down by s shot from s foreign wars&ip. The row between Pincbot sad EsJ linger is likely to cause Pincbot's res igns uon. A British battleship went ashore off the coast of England. It is hoped to save the vessel. Eeney has been nominated by the Oemoearts of San Francisco for prose cuting attorney. Thirty-nine of Japan's leading busi ness men have started for America for s tocr of the United States. Thaw bas been returned to the in sane asylum without Bpecial privileges. His mother will continue the fight. The Chicago, Burlington &. Quincy railroad includes Bibles among the books furnished the library compart ments of their trains. , Prohibitionists from all quarters of the country will celebrate in Chicago, September 22, the 40th anniversary of the founding of their party. The standard of the G. A. R., car ried in parades at national encamp ments for 20 years, has been missing since the parade at Salt Lake. Harriman has started home appar ently in good health and spirits. A Blight earthquake has been felt through Central Illinois and Iowa. Reports from Paris say Spain is anxious to negotiate with the Moors. r The trial of the Japanese strikers on Hawaiian sugar plantations is nearing an end. The Calhoun trial in San Francisco has been delsyed by the illness onf one of the attorneys. Americans in Mexico are forming military company for the protection of American residents. The contract has been signed st Pe- kin admitting Americans to a share of the Chinese railway loan. The proposed visit of Taf t to Seattle bas rent the Sound city. The question is whether the president shall play golf or see the fair. The San Francisco primary election Dominated William Crocker as mayor on the Republican ticket. Eeney is behind his ticket for prosecuting at torney. Bryan will visit the Seattle exposi tion during its closing week and the defeated candidate for presidential honors is expected to be quite a draw ing card. A great legial battle is on in the Federal courts at Portland for the ex istence of the Oregon Trunk railroad. the opposition to Harriman up the De schutes into Central Oregon. The recent heat wave at St. Louis has caused 37 deaths. Excessive heat caused an epidemic of murder and suicide in Chicago. Governor Hughes, of New York, has returned home full of praise for the Seattle fair. Charles Dakin. a melter at the Den ver mint, has been arrested, charged with stealing government gold. The reported acquisition of the New l ort central lines by Harriman would give him a second transcontinental route. The provisional government of Crete has sworn allegiance to the king of Greece and the powers will have to step in and take charge. The fire chief of RoswelL N. M., shot and killed a man accused of being as incendiary after he had been fatally wounded by bis antagonist. The Niagara Falls has claimed an other victim, a yoang boy who was swimming in the river above the falls. Mexican officials say there is no doubt but that congress will give Pres ident Diaz permission to cross the border into the United States to visit President Taft, who will later return the visit. Corn is suffering in Nebraska from intense beat and lack of moisture. The British boose of commons has passed the South African confederation bill. San Diego, CaL, police will arrest women appearing on the strees wear ing kimoooa. Mexican officials deny the report that Porfirio Diaz, son of the president, bas been assassinated. Seven men and three women were mangled by an explosion of natural ! gas at Cleveland, Ohio. The reports that Abdul Hamid, ex sultan of Turkey, is dangrronsly ilL are denied at Constantinople, AIRSHIP EXPLODES. Wellman Made Good Start, but Acci dents Bring Faikir. Camp WellinaB, Spitsenbergea, Aug. 13 (v;m Hajnnierfest, Aug. ZZ. Walter WellmsE second attempt to sail ever the Xt.rtb. Pole ia a bsuiooa has resulted a a failure. The giant dirigible bal loon "America, - in wtirb sir. eu- icaa and his parry of three ft out, j'TYw-fr-dt-J about 22 miles from the start point, when disaster overtook After a long preparation and wait ing fr favorable weather., the oppor tunity came today, and Mr. Wellman deeided to make the start. It was 10 olok in the morning when the great air-hip was brought out of its shed and the daring explorers took their places in the ear. When the anchors were cast loose. the airship ascended beautifully, the en gines were set in motion and everything seemed to work to perfection. The big air craft was manuvered for some time and answered the helm perfectly. Then its head was turned northward, and it set out at a sjeed of 25 miles an hour. Suddenly, after having covered Z'2 miles, and when everything seemed to be going splendidly, the leather guide rope, to which - was attached lt0 pounds of provisions and stores, broke away. The accident occurred just as the airship was nearing the pack ice of North Spitzenbergen. Keleased from this great weight, the airship shot upwards at a terrific paee, until it was a great height above the clouds. The pilots succeeded, however, in bringing her down near the earth, turning her about and set out to fight their way southward against a strong wiud. The airship proceeded slowly south ward to the edge of the pack ice. where the steamer F-rani was anchored. After much difficulty, a tow rope was gotten aboard the Frani. which started imme diately to tow the airship to Spitzen bereen. The strain was so great, however, that it threatened to tear the car to which the rnje was attached to pieces, and Mr. Wellman finally decided to bring the airship down to the surface of the water. This was effected with out mishap and the car rested on the surfaee of the water until all the mem bers of the crew, the dogs and the sci entific instruments could be transferred aboard the Fram. The Ameriea was then towed back to the landing stage, and within a short distance of where the start was made. But the ill luck of the expedition was not yet at an end. Just as the airship had reached the landing stage and ev erything looked favorable for its rescue without serious damage, a sudden gust of wind eaught the b:g bag broadside on. and snatched it away from its tow lines. It was carried careening over rough ice hummocks for some distance and then it exploded. All the scattered pkrts of the airship were subsequently recovered, but the damage was so great as to preclude any -further attempt to By over the pole this year. HENEY WILL ACCEPT. Must Make Campaign, However, on Independent Ticket. Newport. Or., Aug. 23. Francis J. Heney furnished the Oregonian a writ ten statement today, in which he figures out that, according to the recent Su preme Court decision in California, he cannot aceept the nomination for prose cuting attorney on either the Demo cratic or Independence League tickets. "The only way in which I can be come a candidate is by petition signed by a certain number of voters who did not vote at the primary election, re questing that my name be placed on the ballot as an independent candidate," says Mr. Heney. Mr. Heney has bern nominated both by the Democrats and the Independence League, but California's new primary law forbids that a candidate accept nomination by two parties. Further more, a candidate must be named by the parry with whom he announced bis affiliation at the primaries. Mr. Heney is registered as a Bepubiican. Mr. Heney says he does not want the office of prosecuting attorney, but will, if nominated and elected, sacrifice his business interests for the public weal in order to continue the war against the grafters. Fish Tows Boat 8 Miles. Avalon, CaL, Aug. 23. After-a six hour battle off Seal Bocks, C. C. Conn, a well known yachtman. landed a 110 pound tuna yesterday. Conn was the only successful one of scores of sports men who started as soon as the report got about that the tuna bad reappeared. The big fighting fish towed Conn's launch nine miles before he could be brought to caff. The sodden reappear ance of tuna after an absence of five rears is drawin? l&rce number r,t anglers to Catalina. Carmen Reject Scale. Chicago, Aug. 23. Following the lead of the North and Wet Side Strte&r Men ' onion, the members of the South Side organizations tonigbt voted to re ject the wage scale agreement reached recently by their officers with the street railway officials. This throws the whole question open again and the H'.wo union men are in a more defiant mood than ever. President Mahon, of the national union, arrived todav and is trying to prevent a strike. General Booth Mar Go Blind. London, Aug. 23. General William Booth, commander-in-chief of the Sal ration Army, was operated upon today for septic poisoning of the eye. The doctors are not yet able to say" whether the General ' sight will be saved. OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST COURSE TO BE IMPROVED. Correspondence School Closes Sec ond Year's Work. University of Oregon, Eager The second year of the correspondence study department of the University of Ore gon has just closed with an enrollment of more than 350 students. This is a material increase over the number en rolled last year, and there is hardly a county of the state not represented among the students. In all respects the results of the work of the past year have bees most satis factory, and the plans for the . coming year inclose expansion in all depart ments. Dr. Herman Burr Leonard, of the de partment of mathematics, who has bad a number of years' connection with cor respondence schools in the East, and who has been very successful in his cor respondence courses in mathematics at the university during the past two years, has been put in general charge of all correspondence work. He will be assisted in the office work by Miss Mazelle Hair, formerly an instrutor in the department of English literature, and the work in the field will be in charge of Professor L. R- Alderman. Plans far the coming year include sev eral courses each in the departments of mathematics, English literature, Eng lish composition, botany, history, edu cation, economics, mechanical drawing and physics, and an enrollment of 500 students is expected. The correspond ence study work will begin in Septem ber. LAST MODOC BOND IS PAID. Southern Oregon Resident Secures $113 47. Sa!em The state treasurer's office recently paid the last of the Modoc war bonds. The claimant was Charles Sherlock, a Southern Oregon man, and he drew from the state the tidy sum of $113.47. The face value of the bond was S75.90, interest coupons $27.52, interest on bond $10.05, making a total of $113.47. These bonds were issued under an act approved October 22, 1874. The bonds matured January 1, 1880, and interest ceased December 1, 188L For many years there has been but one bond un-. redeemed, and recently a friend of Sher lock noticed the statement of the bond issue in the annual report of the state treasurer, and lost no time in calling the attention of Sherlock to the fact that the state owed him money which it was willing and anxious to pay. Sherlock furnished undisputed proof of his right to the sum, wcih was ac cordingly paid him. Country Developed by Road. Corvallis As a result of the con necting of the Corvallis & Alsea rail road with the timber belt southwest of Monroe, heavy shipments of logs for the Corvallis sawmills are arriving daily by train. The line taps a forest area in wbicb there are three biliion feet of the finest standing timber. A site has been purchased in the suburbs of the city for an added sawmill of 150,000 feet capacity. The railroad is 25 miles in length and was built" by H C Carver, $3,000 having been contrib uted by the people of Corvallis and Benton county in aid of the undertak ing. The line runs through a rich ag ricultural district and will transport large quantities of grain and other pro ducts. It connects Corvallis and Mon roe. New Factory for Salem. Salem Steps have been taken to wards the location at Salem of a cloth ing, glove and mitten factory. James H. and L. W. Gleason, Kansas men, were before the board of trade asking for a bxiu! and the commercial organ ization seems willing to meet the terms named. The promoters say they have machinery worth from $3,500 to $4,000 ready to install and sufficient capital with which to bring it west and set it up. They ask the business men of Salem to donate a site and a build ing 25 by 100 feet. Rush Work on Road. Baker City With a determination to reach Prairie City, in the John Day vallev. bv Thanksfrivinir rimr th - - - o- e , Sumpter alley Railroad company is working about 300 men on the exten sion of 17 miles which runs over a mountain range. If the road reaches Prairie Citv so that trains ran mi Thanksgiving dav. it is the intention of Baker's business men to send a large delegation into the John Day country on that date. Pie Fruit is Plentiful. Pendleton With huckleberries tiful in the Blue mountains there is a more reneral exodns of loral nennU n the hills than there was when the' warm season was at its height. While 1 the berries grow in nearly every cart of the bin monntjtina nl , m'A t i i i.h wut. HH be plentiful everywhere, Kamela, the highest point on the mountains touched by the railroad, has the reputation for having the greatest quantities and the largest berries. Oil Well Down 470 Feet. Astoria Excellent progress is being made in boring for oil at the Hess place, oo Young's river, and a depth of 470 feet has been renrhorf a . .. over 400 feet down a strong flow of ' gas was struck and this still coct noes. ' This is considered a very satisfactory ; indication and the boring will be con- i tinoed until 500 feet ia nrtit . ! less oil is struck before that time. HUGE FAHM PROFIT. Gain is Ten Times Annual Rental for Willamette Vasey Ranch. Albany A. C Armstrong, a farmer residing four miles northwest of Plain- view and 10 miles southeast or AiOar.y. will realize a profit of $4,800 on 120 acres of vetch he threshed last week, j Incidentally he will clear up about $6, 000 this year on a farm of 400 acres, for which be pays an annual rental of $600. Some other Linn county farm ers are doing almost as well, and farm ing in the Willamette valley is paying better this year than for many years. Armstrong had 140 acres in vetch this year. t He mowed 20 acres of it, and after storing his bams full of loose hsy for his winter's supply had enough left over from the 20 acres to bale 20 tors, which is worth $13 a ton. The vetch on the remaining 120 acres was threshed for seed by the thresher and cleaner of Parker Bros., and Armstrong bad 70 tons of threshed and cleaned vetch seed from his 120 seres. This is worth four cents a pound in the present market and after Armstrong psys all expenses of threshing, cleaning, etc, be will realize a net profit of $4,800 on the vetch seed alone, to say nothing of the vetch hay he baled. In addition to his 140 acres in vetch, Armstrong has 200 acres in spring oats, which is in splendid condition and will doubtless return a big yield and give him an additional profit of several hun dred dollars for the past year s work. Hearing for Mount Hood Road. Hood River The Mount Hood rail road had a hearing before the railroad commission here. Commissioners Aitch eson and Campbell were present to take testimony. A general complaint of ex cessive freight charges had been filed. The Mount Hood railroad has been ex empt from the power of the state rail road commission because the line is short. Since the extension of the line recently it will probably come under the supervision of the commission. Land Used for 55 Years. Cottage Grove Threshing has begun in full blast in the vicinity of Cottage Grove, the grain yields in some cases exceeding the expectations of the farmers. A field belonging to Felix Currin, four and one-half miles east of this place, that has been in crops suc cessfully for 55 years, will yield 30 bushels to the acre in wheat of excel lent quality. Other farmers expect about the same average. American Minire Congress. Salem Announcements of the next meeting of the American Mmine con gress have reached the executive office at Salem. Governor Benson will be privileged to appoint 10 delegates from this state to the congress, which meets at Goldfield, Nev., September jr., zk, Z ana 30 and October 1 and 2. Hawley Returns Home. Salem Congressman Willi n. R. ley, of the First district, bas returned to nis nome at balem. Mr. Hawley expressed pleasure at being able to re turn to bis State after the Irmir session. He said he thought the time was wen spent. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Bluestem, 93c; club, 88c; P.ed Ruessian, 66c; valley, 89c; Turkey red. 88c; forty-fold, 89 e. Barley Feed, $36 per ton; brewing. $27. Oats $2829 per ton. Eav Timnthr tx;tu.. $1216 per ton; Eastern Oregon $17(ff 18; mixed, $15.50(516.50; alfalfa, $13.50; clover. $llrtil3: chest tis (&14.50. ' Grain bags 55c each. Butter City creamery, extras, 31'e per pound; fancy outside creamery, 2. (! 31 c: store. !1 .. - - ' uubier lat Dnces averfifTo 1 L . j , ' ii-ii puunu unoer regular butter prices. Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 27Q 27 He per dozen. roultry Hens. 1Sp mrm 16c per pound; roosters, 9(5,1 0c; ducks! young, 12 13c; geese, yonne lm 11: turkevs 2m- i . - dozen. ' Pork-Fancy, 11(511 e per pound. eal Extra, 9(5 10c per pound, rrutts Apples. $1(52.25 tw,, i Dears. $1.5XS!- -V', .1 , , vjjcc, "ociati.oo per crate; cantaloupes, $22.214.171.124; plums 3o(5 .oc per box; watermelons, 1.6051. i a percrute. potatoes .oc5$l per sack- sweet potatoes, 3e par pound. wnions ii.zo per Vegetables Rm., r- abbas, ifii i?;. . T,' ? rn, 15Q 20c. cocmubers, 15(520e; onions, 12 ei6e; peas, 7e per pound; iradisbea! leper dozen; tomatoes, $1(51.25 per Hons 1909 1908 crop, 14rS15c; 1 w "crHrei ijto crop, bc Wool Eastern Oregon, 16(3 23c per valley.25c;mohS.-clK, good, $44.2o; common, $3.7504 top. $3 50; fair to goodL4! 3.25; common to -We., top. $5(55.7071: bulls and stags. $2.75(53.25. Sheen Tod wetKM. . - . . to good. $3.S0? " ? L'- riint, best. $ fi! to good. $3.5Jrl 7K. Z77V I,lr $5.25(2,5.50. ' ' Dg Hogs Beet ta ?;. . . THIRTY BUSHEL WHEAT. Montana Farmer Makes Success of Working Dry Land. Caldwell, Mont., Aug. 20. F. F. Ir vine, member of the Montana board of control of the Fourth Dry Farming con gress, and one of the successful dry land farmers of this vicinity, is now harvesting 40 acres of wheat, which be estimates will yield about 30 bushels an acre. This grain was planted in September on sod ground that bad been plowed in May ana juiw, oeing ure first crcp from this ground Mr. Irvine rrvU his eroD a unusually rood. Be says the field bas been attracting at tention and people nave oeen coming in from miles around to see for them selves what can be accomplished by conscientious application of dry farm ing principles. Mr. Irvine has informed Secretary John T. Bums, of the Dry Farming congress, that be will send a sample of this crop to Billings, Montana, for ex hibition at the Fourth Dry Farming congress, which will meet at Billings, October 26-Zi-ZS next. WIND AGAINST WELLMAN. Twice Prepares to Fly to North Pole, but Puts Back. Hammeriest, Norway, Aug. 20. A dispatch from Walter Wellman's ire tic expedition camp at Spitzbergen dated Auirust 14 says: " A north gale whiA bad been blow ing on the oth dropped on the lZtn, and Mr. Wellman made ready to start in search of the North Pole. The bal loon was inflated and provisioned, and the motors were working smoothly. On the 13th the wind was still variable, but Mr. Wellman decided to get the airship out of the house. "The o ffiiers and crew of the Thalia assisted in swinging the airship, which was of fine appearance, out of the shed. The wind, however, again freshened and at 6 o'clock in the morning Mr. Wellman ordered the airship back into the shed to wait for more propitious weather. C. P. R. Discovers Fraud. Montreal. One.. Anir. 20. The lecral department of the Canadian Pacific railway Deueves it nas uneartnec a huge conspiracy to mulct that and other corporations by means of false claims for damages for personal injury received in altered an-identn. The claimants are alleged to have a regular organization, with branches in Chi cago, Toronto, Vancouver and other Dlaces. and to carrv on a srstematie scheme of fraud by means' of false claims, xaise witnesses, etc Three arrests have been made and others are promised. Yoakum is Optimistic. Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 20. B. F. Yoakum, chairman of the executive committee of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railway, who is making a tour of the West to observe the crop and general business conditions, said today: "I find business condition it good and improvement general all aiong toe line. Cotton is in good shape. In some sections it needs rain. The corn crop has been hurt in this state in some sections, but there will be more corn than last year by reason of the increased acreage." Black Handshake Costly. Cincinnati, 0., Aug. 20. The ex ecutive board of the Vr CMfYUkn va m tA society of the Methodist Episcopal church here baa elected Rev. J. F. Decking to be president of Rust uni versity, at Holly Springs, Misa. The election was made abrupt resignation of Dr. F. C. Eng- iiau, oi Cincinnati, who said be bad been threatened bv a mnh Miss., because he had shaken bands wim a colored presiding elder. Ocean Falls After Quake. Mexico CAtv A n on j. , - ' 6. a. ue.ayea ul8Datch from Arinnl ..... i . oj d uircc bo- yere earthquake shocks were felt there Mnnnsv Tk. j , . . . j . uimo uruppea iar Delow the normal and alrmo tk. i ,. 7 -6 Miuc noore line of the port the beach was exposed for a distance of 30 feet The shocks are believed . e regis tered at the Washington observatory. in the open, not having ventured to re turn to their homes. Quake Tale Exaggerated, San Franriiuvi A on n - . -- 1 i.u. x-assen- gers arriving from Mexican ports to day on the Panama steamer Acapulco, the first vessel to bring news of the eartnauake of Jni o n ..j . , clare that the reports reaching this cooniry by wire greatly overestimated the loss of life resulting from the dis trubanees. They declare that only two persons were killed outright at Acapulco, although hunriH. k.-i row escapes. Moors Cut Wire, Again. h7-Z o novices received -the T V ' lne moors again bave t telegraph wires and isolate the SpaniBh garrison there. The bom- tant and there have been many casual- among the Moors. The Kabyli, mobilizing near Alhucemas pre paratory to marching on Melilla. ,t WreCk " Upep 'lnd. Honolulu, Aug. 20,-The steamer IWiau went ashore early today on the the Island ofEca? h beenabandoned by ber officers and 7 . . -'" we wreck to at tempt to float the Nilhau. Railway Tracks 2s1ieuNm Train Serrtce SnspKjm am tourists are; maim Water in Its Wild Fury Almost Uu ramous onage in Royal Pueblo Under Water. Denver, Aug. 21. Annrt . . burst at Four-mile creek, BetrC, wv u'Ki maae more disuti the flood in the Arkansas rivet, wh since dawn vesterdav th t , . .... . - """WW tw adjoining towns, washed outrwlrJ " "r "iijr worm tr-- The cloudburst was one of the hetrw in that section and soon then? swollen by mountain torrenti Canon City, bad risen eight feetfr inches. The trains of the Denver t v. Grande and Colorado Midland nitnH were blocked at many plat, scores of tourists were delayed at fc. eblo. Salida, Grand Junction and otie points. The magnificent Royal gorge, sfe, the Arkansas river rushes throor, canyon nearly 3,000 feet deep, si, scene of wild fury. The watertaj reached a level of the famous Usra bridge. Many of the nearby arja were washed clear of tracks. At Pueblo last night the water va splashing over the levee it the roa asylum grounds, and with a su-iaj rise the grounds of the asylum aisd as a large portion of the residenee tior nearby will be under water. Officials of the Rio Grande state that 45 miles of their track between hat and Salida, a distance of 100 mila,! 'washed out and that it will be at less a week before main line traffic cm b resumed. NEW GEYSER RISES. Hurls Immerse Volume of Waters Yellowstone Park. Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellontm Park, Wyo., Aug. 21.-I or two at three days past there have been indica tions of an eruption of some kind nee Fountain hotel, Yellowstone mk. Yesterday a new geyser broke out a full force about 100 feet north of tie regular Fountain geyser, near the bt teL Today . this new geyser, whid does not appear to affect any of the others in the vicinity, played tot height of 150 to 200 feet, tfarowicc immense quantities of botwiterssd steam. The new geyser does not plsy regu larly, at does "Old Faithful," bot it short intervals, eruptions oeeornrt five or six hours apart and lastcf about one hour. The crater of the new geyser is large and the quantity of water thrown similar to that of the great Fountain geyser, located kh two miles sooth of the Fountain hotel though the water from the new one carried to a much greater height JAP STRIKERS ARE GUILTY. Jury Finds Four Took Part in t spiracy in Hawaii. Honolulu, Aug. 21. After beirg out six hours the jury in the esse a the four Japanese strike leaders ehcf ed with criminal conspiracy broapl in a verdict of euilty at 10:45 p- yesterdsy. The defendants, Presi Makino, of the Higher Wage assoc tion, the organization in charge of tk Japanese laborers on the sugar planta tions of the islands ; Editor Sogi, d the Japanese newspaper Jiji, Assistant Editors Negoro and Tasbib, of the same paper, were arrested tri charged with criminal conspiracy 14. when officers with search wansztt entered the offices of tiiC Jiji and Higher Wage association and foe there evidence of what the autboriusi claimed to be a widespread mow the part of the Japanese striken take possession of the government s the territory. Thirty Fall With Bridge. Chicago. Aug. 21. Ten persons wJ injured seriously and 20 others hal narrow escaDes last menu . . L . .kMl 7.-14! feet nf the 1 9th-et,-et hridpe OVCT tt river and viaduct collapsed. thought at first that several bad be killed, but workmen digging B iwuii uuku jaie ivuigub ucm. - . . anybodies. The accident occurreajw' after a streetcar bad run pan had alighted to walk over the dacj ous portion to get another ear. strucxion wort weaKenea uic i 1- City Sliding Into River. Rnmh Ar. 91 The fate of tb prosperous' Punjab city of DersG? xuii, wild a pvpujanvu , wbicb for many years has beecFK nallv .Imrmo ;..t the River IbdOS, Nothing can be done to prevent B" encroachment of the waters. swept away every day, and one by " mosques, mansions ana noven - -appearing in the stream. Ex-Shah Tries Murder. n . ... . 1',nir to 1 nome, Aug. zju aotbuu. dispatch received here today fr0l, oeran, tne recent attempt o tf shah to commit suicide was reU J attempt Jo assassinate the child cys father, the deposed ruler, who stn the boy with a poniard.