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JAPANESE AT HAND
Squadron of Cruisers Ready to
Pounce on Baltic Fleet.
ARE SEEN AT MAURITIUS ISLAND
Russia Hat Made No Provision for
Progress Eastward and Flaat
Must Return to Malta.
London, Jan. 11. The correspond
ent of the London Dally Mall at Port
Iiula, inland of Mauritius, (Isle do
France), reports that the British cruiser
Forte, which waa to have left that port
on Thursday hud, la atill there. The
correspondent claims to have learned
that the Forte's wireless apparatus
copied a number of message exchanged
between foreign warships, presumably
Japanese. Mauritius la located to the
east of Madagascar.
' According to reliable advices received
yesterday, one f the squadrons of the
Ituttalan Baltic fleet la sheltering in
the vicinity of Comoro island, t to the
northwest of Madagascar.
This dispatch contains the first intl
niation that the Japanese war vessels
sent to intercept the Baltic fleet might
have arrived in the vicinity of Mada
Movements of Fleet.
Paris, Jan. 11. The Temps corres
pondent at Copenhagen telegraphs that
he ia reliably informed that Admiral
Kojestvensky's squadron will return
(mm Madagascar and no to the island
of Malta, where it will await the third
Russian squadron, which will leave
Libau at the end of January, later pro
ceeding to the Far Kant with Admiral
The admiralty, the Temps corres
pondent further announces, is prepar
ing a fourth squadron, which will de
part probably in May.
GETS DOWN TO WORK.
North Sea Commission Elects Presi
dent and Begins Sessions.
Paris, Jan.? 10. The International
commission appointed to inquire into
the North (tea incident resumed its ses
sions at the foreign ofUce yesterday.
Admirals von Spaun (Austria) and
Itoubasoff (Russia) were present. The
latter'a appointment waa officially an
nounced, thus making permanent Ad
miral Kazanoff'a retirement on account
of illness. Admiral Fournier (France)
waa unanimously chosen permanent
Iu the course of his speech of accept
ance Admiral Fournier said he hoped
the commission would be inspired with
the same moderation and wisdom which
induced Emperor Nicholas and' King
Edward to refer the question tojarbi
tration. pgR " QxtFSffji:
Tho admirals have decided 'that the
proceedings of the commission,1 shall be
Land Officials at Roseburg, Oregon,
Have Been Suspended.
Washington, Jan. 11. By direction
of the president, Secretary Hitchcock
Iiiih suspended Register J. T. Bridges
and Receiver J. II. Booth, of the Rose
burg land office, at the telegraphic re
quest of Mr. Heney. lleney reported
that Booth and Bridges by continuing
in office, were able to "thwart the ends
He said an investigation of that office
showed iU affairs were in bad shape,
and said that further investigation
should bo had; The suspension of
Bridges and Booth virtually closes the
Roseburg land office, except for the fil
ing of papers.
This morning Secretary Hitchcock
took up the Koseburg case with the
president, and it is by the president's
order that radical action was taken, as
recommended by Heney. It is Heney
who will direct further investigation at
Confident of Success.
Iluanchan, Jan. 11., via Mukden.
The newa of the fall of Port Arhtur
was received here first unofficially from
the Japanese, who let loose numerous
paper kites bearing letters and trium
phal inscriptions. These kites were
picked up by Russian Boldiers along be
for the telegraph gave them the news.
The army received the announcement
doggedly, regret being expressed that
the troops had been unable to relieve
the garrison, but confidence ia felt that
ultimately the Russians will be able to
push back the Japanese.
Work Delayed by Storms.
Tokio, Jan. 11. The work of remov
ing the mines and other obstructions at
the entrance to the harbor of Port
Arthur and of examining the Russian
war vessels is hampered by the storms
and cold weather. There is every in
dication that some of the ships are
SHAH PAYS PRICE.
Bountiful Indemnity for Murder of an
Washington, Jan. 11. Information
has reached the State department that,
complying with the Insistent demands
of the United States, the Persian gov
ernment has made to the widow partial
reparation for the murder of the Rev.
Benjamin W. Labarree, an American
missionary, by a gang of fanatic, and
has promised that all the guilty per
sons involved in the crime will be pun
ished. The following statement re
garding the case was made by an offi
cial of the State department:
"March 15th last the Department of
State received the telegraph intelli
gence of the murder of Kev. B. W. La
barree, an American missionary, near
Ouroma, in Persia, by a gang of fanatic
"A demand waa immediately made
for the arrest and trial of the murder
era, whose leader, Seyd Mir Ghafar,
waa looked upon as a lineal descendent
of the prophet. This circumstance
and the fear of arousing religious dis
turbances evidently interfered with the
prompt and efficient action on the part
of the local authorities. The most
pressing and earnest representations of
the American legation at Teheran re
mained fruitless until October 12, when
Mr. Kay instructed its minister by
cable to make known to the govern
ment of the shah the president's con
cern in the adequate punishment of all
the criminals and his intention to lay
the matter before congress with appro
priate recommendations, with his de
mands for full justice, were further de
layed. "The murders were thereupon ar
,rested, but the Persian government,
holding the life of a descendant of the
prophet sacred, offered a pecuniary in
demnity in lien of the d-th penalty
for Seyd Mir Ghafar, and promised ex
ecution of the accomplices. After con
sultation with the widow of Kev. Mr.
labarree, the offer waa accepted and an
indemnity of $30,000 greatly in excess
of the sum named by the widow was
paid to the American legation June 3.
Solemn assurance waa given .that the
guilty would receive effective and swift
punishment and that no special tax
would be leived on Christians in the
province to recover the amount of the
MAY BE ABANDONED.
New Mexico and Arizona Likely to bs
Left Out of Statehood Bill.
Washington, Jan. 11. The joint
statehood bill will continue to be the
principal topic of discussion in the sen
ate during the present week, but other
measures will receive attention each
day during the morning hour, includ
ing the omnibus bill, for which Senator
Warren stands sponsor. The bill com
prises more than 200 pages, but the
senator already has succeeded in hav
ing it read by utilising odd hours, and
this has put a large and important part
of the work of consideration to the
An effort will be made to get through
the bill providing for the compensation
of American fishermen whose vessels
were seised previous to the arbitration
of 1893. This measure is in the hands
of Senator Fulton, who will press it as
an act of justice to men who have been
The pure food bill will remain in
the background for the present, not be
cause the friends of that measure have
abandoned it, but because they consider
that its chances will be improved by
not pressing for immediate considera
tion. They have been assured by the
Republican leaders that the bill shall
have first place on the calendar aside
from appropriation bills, after the
statehood bill is disposed of and there
fore they will not antagonise the state
hood bill for the present if at all.
The only real fight is against the
uniting of Arizona and New Mexico,
and there is talk of eliminating these
territories entirely from the statehood
proposal. It is believed if thia were
done the bill for the consolidation of
Oklahoma and Indian Territory would
pass. Thus far there has been no con
ference of opposing factions on the sub
ject and probably little will be done to
change the present status eo long as
the leaders are anxious to keep other
matters in the background, as appears
to be the case at present.
Krupp Gun Works Visited.
Berlin, Jan. 11. Extensive experi
ments are being made with new guns
and projectiles at Messrs. Krupp's
range at Meppen, on behalf of a com
mission of Japanese officers. Should
the trials prove satisfactory, large or
ders will be given by the Japanese gov
ernment. A deputation of Russian
officers has arrived at Essen for a sim
ilar purpose. It is reported from Zu
rich that the Japanese government has
ordered large amounts of chocolate from
various Swiss manufacturers. Several
firms have had to decline the orders.
Fire Burned for Five Hours.
Philadelphia, Jan. 11. A fire which
burned for five hours occurred tonight
at the plant tf the Atlantic refining
company in the southwestern section
of the city. The loss, it iB estimated,
will reach $200,000.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
Oregon Lawmakers Now in Session
i Salem, Jan. 10. The senate waa
called to order by Brownell, of Clack
amas, who waa president of the senate
at the session of 1903. He waa made
temporary president and a committee
on credentials appointed. The senate
then adjourned until 2 p.m.
At the afternoon session the commit
tee on credentials reported and the
new members were sworn in. A mo
tion that the senate proceed to elect a
president was carried. Kuykendall,
Miller and Carter were nominated. On
the first ballot the vote stood Kuyken
dall 14, Carter 9, Miller 4, Pierce 1,
blank 2. The vote remained practi
cally the same for 89 ballots, when, at
4:30, the senate adjourned until 7:30.
In the evening 16 ballots were taken
with no change except as the Demo
crats shifted their votes from one to
another. Adjournment was taken until
10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
The house is organized and ready for
business. Mills, of Multnomah was
elected speaker over Kay of Marion,
the ballot standing WjtojU.
Salem, Jan. 10. Nine ballots were
taken in the senate for president this
morning without material change. At
11:30 adjournment was taken until 2
p. m. Negotiations were commenced
by the opposing factions looking toward
a final settlement, and at 3 o'clock ad
journment was taken until 4 o'clock.
At that time negotiations were not
complete and a further recess was taken
nn til ft. At that hour the senators
took their seats and the first roll call
gave Kuykendall the entire Republi
can vote, electing him. Adjournment
was then taken and the Republicans
went into caucus to select clerks.
The house was called to order by
Chief Clek Thompson, Speaker Mills
being absent. Bailey of Multnomah
waa elected speaker pro tern. The
usual resolutions for supplies of stamps,
codes and inspection of state offices and
institutions, for printing the calendar
and for obtaining newspapers were
Fifty bills were introduced and read
the first time. They will be referred
after Speaker Mills shall have an
nounced the committees.
Among the bills introduced were: To
cede Klamath lake lands to the United
8tates ; to create Jefferson county from
parts of Crook and Wasco counties:
fixing salaries of state officers, and a
large number amending town charters.
Salem, Jan. 11. This was the first
day 6f real work in the senate, and 37
bills were introduced as a Btarter. The
usual resolutions were offered concurr
ing with those of the house for sundry
expenses and inspecting various state
institutions. Probably the most im
portant of the bills was that by Brown
ell of Clackamas, providing for a con
stitutional convention to be held on
the second Monday in September, 1905.
Among the measures were: To create
a state mining bureau ; to fix fees of
county recorders and clerks; amend'
ing act of 1903, and to regulate use of
water from Oregon streams.
In the house legislation was asked
for the protection of forests against fire;
for new irrigation code; fixing riparian
rights on the Columpia, and amending
general school laws. Altogether 25
bills were introduced in the house to
The two houses will meet in joint
convention tomorrow at 11 o'clock to
listen to the reading of Governor Cham
Salem, Jan. 12. Governor Cham
berlain read his biennial message to
the legislature today, before the two
houses in joint assembly.
Eighteen new bills were introduced
in the senate and 19 in the house.
Among those of the senate were:
Making eight hours a day's work ; to
provide corporal punishment for wife
beaters; authorizing employes to bring
action against either the employer or
an insurance company insuring the
employer against loss, and to raise the
limit of damages for taking human life
from $5,000 to $10,000.
Among the house bills were: To cre
ate state tax commission ; for girls' an
nex to state reform school ; to raise
marriage license fee to $5.
After calling attention to the general
prosperity of the state, the governor in
his message called the attention of the
legislature to the need of a state tax
New Phone Line In Field.
Silverton An independent telephone
company has been formed to connect
Silverton with the adjoining towns.
P. L. Brown is the company's local
representative. The old company is
working hard to keep the new one from
getting a start, but more than 20
phones have already been subscribed
for in Silverton. Many advantages
are claimed by 1 the new company,
among which are large exchangee and
free service between towns. The new
company will be known as the Inter
urban Telephone company.
commission; to the many thousand
acres of land in the state on which no
taxes are being paid ; recommends tax
ation of franchises for stats purposes;
improvement of schools in rural dis
tricts; favors single board for normal
schools; more money for state game
warden ; an appropriation for enforce
ment of child labor law; further im
provement of roads by convict labor;
reduction of expenses of state printing
office; placing state officers on fixed
salaries; a juvenile court. He dealt at
length on the proper protection against
forest fires; gave much praise to those
who worked for the right of way for
the portage road and asked that the
United States government be appealed
to to purchase the canal and locks at
Willamette falls. He favors whatever
legislation is necessary to help the
government in the reclamation of arid
Lands and closed with the hope that the
legislature would see the advisability
of an early adjournment and not to put
off the to last the passage of important
Both branches of the legislature ad
journed until Monday.
MORE CONTROL OVER ROADS
Purpose of Law Proposed by Vari
County Courts of State.
Oregon City "The Clackamas coun
ty court, through the legislative dele
gation from this county, will seek to
have enacted at the present session of
the legislature laws that will prove of
material aid to the various county
courts of the state in the building and
repairing ol nmua, leuwiu ivuuiy
"I have great faith in the eminent
domain theory which is being indorsed
by the different counties of the state,"
continued the Clackamas county judge.
"The enacting of such a law will give
to the county court of each county the
right to condemn property for the es
tablishment of a new road, or the ap
propriation of additional property for
the improvement of roads already es
tablished, the rights conferred being
identical to those already enjoyed by
railroad corporations." It is also the
purpose of the Clackamas county court
to have passed a law regulating the use
to which all roads shall be placed in
the matter of heavr f traffic, and still
another measure that will place some
restrictions as to the use of automobiles
on the public highways.
Douglas Men Demand Good Roads.
Roseburg A delegation of represen
tativ men from a majority of the road
districts in Douglas county called upon
the county court in a body and present
ed their petition and resolutions asking
that the court take the necessary steps
to provide this county with three sets
of modern roadbuilding machinery, in
cluding that number of rock crushers,
rollers, engines, etc. Enthusiastic
good roads arguments were presented
and the matter was then taken under
advisement by the court. It is believ
ed, however, that the court will act.
favorably upon the matter and that a.
large amount of good road building wilt
be done in this county this year.
Gets Lower Rates.
Dallas A promise from the board of
underwriters at San Francisco that it
will immediately make a new rating
for Dallas patrons, and allow rebates
on the old premiums dating from the
acceptance of the new city water works
last June, has caused the Dallas coun
cil to suspend for two weeks its purpose
of charging all insurance companies
doing business here a license fee. The
license ordinance resulted from a fail
ure of the companies to make a reduc
tion in rates promised when the new
water works should be completed.
To Freeze Rogue River Fish.
Astoria The schooner Chetco has
gone to Rogue river fitted with a cold
storage plant of a capacity of 225 tons,
to collect Chinook salmon for German
shipment for delivery frozen. This is
the first of a fleet being equipped by
Captain E. B. Burns and a Seattle com
pany, and the first time fish frozen on
leaving water will be delivered fresh to
European breakfast tables.
Wheat Walla Walla, 85c; blue
stem, 8890c; valley, 87c.
Oats No.. 1 white, $1.32) 2.35;
gray, $1.351.40 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $1416 per ton;
clover, $1112; grain, $1112; cheat,
Potatoes -f- Oregon fancy, 85c$l;
Apples Baldwins, $1.25; Spitzen
bergs, $1.752 per box.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 2930c.
Butter Fancy creamery, 2527c.
Hops Choice, 2930c; prime, 27
28c per pound.
Wool Valley, 1920c; Eastern
Oregon, 1017c; mohair, 2526c per
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