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KnUrsil lit th w(iiOlo at Condon, Oregon, m moon J t'kaas iiiall mtiwr, W.DAKL1NO. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Notary Public and Coovejaocer. CONDON, ORIOON s. A, PATTIMON, NOTARY ri'BUC. Offic In Glut Building . CONDON; ORKGON J. F, WOOD, U D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Pty and Mbt Calli Prompllr Anwrd, fill Hofotid fliHir Barktr Building, oorner Main Mill Suriiif itrooi CONDON, OKKOON T. L. NICK LIN. DENTIST. OfflcMfliii Bour I'almer Building, South Main lrwl. CONDON, OKEQON C. l'ALMEK WILL BTKNlKNf City Shaving Parlors i'ALMK.K A HThTllKNtt, I'ro. Ftrt CImm porkmen. Sanitary Condition!, Courteous Tratmnt. Hot u4 Cold Hatha HlTtdr Building, Mala and Spring HlrMtt. CONDON, OREGON. Oregon Siioip LINE Union Pacific 3 TRAINS EAST DAILY Through Pullman standard and tour lit sleeping cars daily to Omaha, Chi cago, Spokane; tourist sleeping car daily to Kansas t ity ; through Pullman touriHt sloetiinir curH (personally conducted) weealy to Chicago, reclining chair cars (seats free) to the Kant daily. Ocean steamers between Portland and San Francisco every five daya. LOW RATESI Tickets to and from all parta of the United States, Canada and Europe. Far particulars call on or address D. TIERNEY, Agent Arlington, Oregon 0. R. N. TIME TABLE Trains Depart from Arlington EAST BOUND No. 2 Chicago Special 2:30 P M No. 4 Spokane Hyer 12:40 A M No. 6 Mail & Express 1 :42 A M WESTBOUND No. 1 Portland Special 12:12 P M No. 3 Portland Flyer 3:05 A M No. 5 Mail & Express 3:50 A M D. TIERNEY, Agent, Arlington, Or. v!ioLSo iiNlo OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST IN THE LEGISLATURE. Salem, Jan. SO. Siiteen new bills were Introduced in the senate today. One prohibits the sale of cigarettes to minors, and tnukes the use of them by a person under 10 years a Juvenile de linquency which may be dealt with under the Juvenile law. Another Is to appropriate (50,000 annually for nor mal schools. Nine bills were passed by the senate. One of these U the bill raising the sal ary of the assistant warden of the peni tentiary from $100 to (1,200 a year. Another raise the salary of the clerk of the state land board from (1,800 to (2,400 a year. In the house the bill creating a state tax commission looking to a revision of the tax code was passed. The bill cre ating Cascade county was passed. Hood It Ivor is given as the county seat. If the new county is created it will bo in the Judicial district with Multnomah and Joint legislative dis trict with Waxco. Strong opposition will develop in the senate, where the Wasco people)' have centered their forces. Nine other measures were passed by the house, Th Jayne local option bill will I amended by eliminating the emergency clause and the reduction of the number of voters required on a petition for a prohibition election from 40 to 30 per cent of the electors of a precinct. Comparatively few salary bills have been introduced in the senate thus far, but it is known that others will be in troduced later. As a rule these bills being local, they pass without question upon the recommendation of the dele gation from the counties affected. Salem, Jan. 31. A bill was intro duced in the senate today to suppress poolselling and poolrooms. Eleven other new measures were introduced. Nine bills were passed, one of them appropriating (15,000 for fish hatcher ies. This bill has already passed the house. The senate bill authorizing the Lewis and Clark fair corjmration to condemn private proerty was passed by the house. Ten new bills were introduced in the house, one of them lieing the anti cigarette bill, identical w ith that intro duced in the senate. The house rejected the senate con current resolution for a joint assembly tomorrow to consider a constitutional convention. This stops any further possibilities of a constitutional conven tion. Electric bells at railroad crossings is the object of a bill introduced in the house today. They are to bo of suffi cient weight and sound to be heard 100 yards and are to !e placed at every crossing where a public road crosses a railway track where the view is ob structed either way. 3 The house committee on mining fa vors the passage of the bill relieving such mining companies of the annual license tax as have an annual output of less than (1,000. A new bill in the house provides that all sheep driven into the state for pas turage shall be taxed 20 cents a head and 5 count a. head shall be paid for each county through which the sheep are driven. The Cascade county bill will appear in the senate tomorrow or Thursday. Salem, Feb. 1. Twelve bills were passed by the senate today and 15 by the house. " Five new bills were intro duced in the senate and seven in the house. Two bills were killed in the senate today : For a constitutional contention and to permit corporations to act as ad ministrators. The house this afternoon voted down the bill for the appointment of a board of internal commerce commissioners and appropriating (25,000 for the opening of the Willamette river from Portland to Eagcne. A bill of Representative Steiner's fixing the terms of circuit court begin ning on the second Monday in May and the third Monday in October, passed the house this morning. To permit district attorneys and their deputies to bid in for counties, lands sold for delinquent taxes, a bill of Representative West's passed the house today. Under the present law the county judge is required to do that function, but sometimes ia not prsoent. A bill to empower juries to fix pun ishment in criminal trials was indefi nitely postponed by the house this Will Abandon Contests. Ajax Few of the score-odd contests instituted against Gilliam county set tlers in the vicinity at the instance of William Twilley, of Devil's butte, will probably bo carried to trial, most of the contestors having realized that sen timent in this community and in the county generally is against them. In the past six weeks 22 homesteads in the Ajax section have been contested. Three or four were heard at The Dalles and the rest were set for hearing bofore the Gilliam county clerk at Condon. Feeling isbitter against Twilley. morning. The bill came from Suilitb, of Josephine. Salem, Feb. 2. The senate today passed the house bill appropriating (1,000 for the widows of the prison guards who were killed by Tracy and Merrill at the time of the outbreak three years ago. The senate bill appropriating (25,000 for maintaining the portage railway was posHcd by the bouse. The bill to exempt from annual cor poration tax mininfg companies whose annual output is less than (1,000 was also passed by the house. The senate committees on counties has practically decided to report favor ably on the house bill for the creation of Cascade county and the probabilities are that the bill will pass the senate. Abolition of the Drain normal school will bo recommended tomorrow by the house committee. From five to 20 years imprisonment in the jHTiitctniury is the punishment allowed under the senate bill to prevent train holdups passed by the house. The house sanctioned two appropria tions of (1,500 each for district fuirs In Eastern Oregon. The senate amended the flat salary bill today by striking out the items for justices of the supreme court and the provision that the law shall not go into effect as to the secretary of state and state treasurer until June 1, 1107. It is probable the bill will pass. Salem, Feb. 3. Nineteen bills were introduced in the house today and four in the senate. Appropriations asked of the Oregon leg'mlaturo at this session aggregate (2,340,000, but Chairman Farrar, of the senate committee on ways and uiC'i.r.5, KSS .::2!r'"n iiwicr, in me corresponding house committee, say they w ill endeavor to hold them down below (2,000,000. Bills are about all introduced, and next Tuesday is the last day allowed for presentation of new measures, if the legislature is to adjourn February 17. Senator Miller's bill to abolish all normal schools but one and leave the selection of this one to the state board of education, was today reported ad versely by the senate committee on ways and means, though there was a minority report recommending that the bill be considered on its merits by the senate. The bill was made a special order for Wednesday next at 10 a. in. A bill to amend the initiative and referendum law, introduced by Senator Howe at the request of W. 8. U'Ren, was . today killed in the senate by in definite poatponenient. The bill con tained some features recommended by Secretary of State Dunbar, for the pur pose of simplifying the procedure, but contained other features not satisfac tory to the judiciary committee. The bill to amend the local option law was reported in the house today and will come up for passage next week. Other important' bills yet to be con sidered are: Those to make gambling a felony and to punish licensing of gambling by municipal authorities; to tax gross tarnings of telephone, tele graph and express companies; to con solidate normal schools; to create the olikeof state examiner; to create a stato board of control, and to establish a mining bureau. Both houses today adjourned until Monday. Talk New Railroad. Tillamook Another railroad propo sition has been made to the citizens by Mr. Simmons, who says he is backed by Portland capital, to give Tillamook county railroad connections. He made a proposition to build a standard guage railroad from either Forest Grove or North Yamhill, and have it constructed within one year, provided. the citizens could get a 100-foot right of way, give (35,000 subsidy and a suitable site for a depot in this city. It is the inten tion to extend the line, provided it is built to this city, to Netarts bay. Shear With Power. Pendleton J. E. Smith, president of the J. E. Smith livestock company, was in the city recently completing the arrangements for a 8-horse power gaso line engine to furnish power for a sheep shearing machine which the company will install in time to clip, this year's wool at its place 20 miles south of here. r s PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 80c; blue stem, 91c; valley, 87c. Oats No. 1 white, (1.35 1.40, gray, (1.401.45 per cental. Hay Timothy, (1416 per ton; clover, (1112; grain, (1112; cheat, (1213. Potatoes Oregon fancy, 75 85c; common, 60(3 70c. Apples Baldwins, (1.25; Spitzen bergs, (1.7502 per box. Eggs Oregon ranch, 2829c. Butter Fancy creamery, 25 30c. Hops Choice, 2728c; prime, 26c per pound. Wool Valley, 1920c; Eastern Oregon, 1091 7c; mohair, 25 26c per pound. BURTON TO GO UP. Will Probably Ba Head of Nsw Ap propriations Committee. Washington, Jan. 31. Never before in all the time be has been chairman of the committee on rivers and harbors has Representative Burton held out so strongly against unworthy projects for waterway improvements as he has done this session. Burton has. from the first, fought projects which bad no merit, but he has heretofore been com pel led to consent to the incorporation in river and harbor bills of many items which he did not personally approve. Thia year, however, he has been firmer, and baa carried his point. He has succeeded in keeping out of the river and harbor bill every item that was of a "log rolling" nature. He con sented to no appropriations except for projects that have been indorsed by the war department. There appears to be method in Mr. Burton's course. When the next con gress organizes, Speaker Cannon will have to select a chairman for the com mittee on appropriations. This chair man ought to be a man of discrimina tion, a man of force and a man of high est integrity. He must be the "watch dog of the treasury." He must be a man who can dominate his committee and hold out against all appropriations which are not necessary. He must be able to w ithstand the personal appeals of members. There is not a single member of that committee today competent to become its chairman. And from the speaker's viewpoint, there is not a member in the house better equipped for that place than Mr. Burton. Perhaps the chairman of the river and harbor com mittee had the future in view when he took the radical course he did in dic tating the terms of the present river and harbor bill. ALASKA HAS A POOR SHOW. Senators Pay Little Attention to In terests of Big 1 errttory. Washington, Jan. 31. The deter mination of the senate to dispose of the Swayne impeachment case means, according to senate leaders, that most of the time between now and March 4 will I) taken up in court duty, to the exclusion of legislative matters, save only the necessary supply bills. All legislation which encounters objec tion will have to go over. This means not only the defeat of the ship subsidy, interstate commerce and statehood bills, but the defeat of all legislation relating to Alaska. It had been hoped that several Alaskan meas ures might be passed before adjourn ment, but that hope has been dispelled Plans had already been laid for bring ing forward the Alaska delegate bill, passed by the house last session. But Alaska will get no delegate by the grace of the58th congress. Neither will Alaska get much else, save what is pro vided in the regular appropriation bills. Alaska is weak in the senate for two reasons: All Alaskan legislation en counters opposition from a few men, but what is more significant, few sen ators have any real interest in the great district, and not more than half a dozen men make any effort whatever to push through legislation which Alaska seeks. There is more opposition to the dele gate bill than to any other Alaska bill now pending, and this opposition will be able to put a quietus on the Cush- man bill, in the present session. .FOR BREMERTON NAVY YARD Amounts Provided in Naval Appro priation Bill. Washington, Jan. 31. The naval ap propriation bill as reported to the house carries (233,500 lor the Fuget sound navy yard. Following are the items: Extension of construction plant, (20,000; sewer system, (500; gradning, (20,000; fire protection system, (10,- 000; electric light plant, (10,000; tel ephone system, (1,500; railroad and equipment, (6,000; boat shop for con struction and repair, (20,000; water system, (3,000; heating system, (3, 000; locomotive and crane track, about dry dock, (30,000; dredging, (10,000; quay wall, (25,000; roads and walks, (9,000; joiner shop for construction and repair, (5,000; machinery for yards and docks, (2,000; additional piers, (50,000. Waved the Red Flag. Kansas City, Jan. 31. Two hundred men and women members of socialistic societies rose to their feet and cheered a red flag at a mass meeting held here tonight. The meeting was. called for the purpose of raising a fund for the aid of the working classes of Russia. The czar and aristocratic class of Rus sia were condemned in the strongest terms at command. One speaker com pared the czar to ex-Governor Peabody, of Colorado. Resolutions were passed expressing smypathy with the op pressed and denouncing the czar. X Arrests by the Hundred. . London, Jan. 31. A dispatch to the Daily Graphic from Sevastopol says "In consequence of the gravity of the situation here, the government has invested the naval and military com manuers with full powers to repress disorders. Over 900 arrests have been made." ARE BEATEN BACK Russian Advance Ends in Dis astrous Defeat. AWFUL SUFFERING OF SOLDIERS Battle Carried On In Blizzard by Jap anese When Forced to Fight to Save Position. Tokio, Jan. 31. The troops which twice captured Port Arthur, once from the Chinese and then again from the Russians, have administered a defeat to General Kuropatkin's army from which it cannot possibly recover during the winter. Field Marshal Oyama has sent a dispatch to the imperial headquar ters indicating that the conquerors of Port Arthur were sent by him to meet the enemy in the bloody battle just de cided, owing to their long practice un der arms and their, tried ability to withstand the hardships of the awful Mancburian winter. The result of the struggle so far has proved thewis dom of bis course. Every dispatch received from the front tells of winter horrors such as no other battling army ever had to contend with. Many inches of snow cover the country as far as the eye can see. The ridges are snow-capped. Avalanche upon avalanche has tumbled into the trenchs, inflicting untold suffering upon the soldiers therein. , Field Marshal Oyama's dispatches have convinced the military authori ties here that he was by no means anx ious to engage in the battle, and, in fact, permitted the Russians to take several positions in his vicinity to save the iroopn iaoiu ihs usspciiksb'.e of fighting in the storm. But the Rus sian advance was made witbh such en ergy and determination by Urge bodies of troops occupying miles of ground that Oyama finally decided to accept the challenge. A large portion of General Nogi's apnj, both his regulars and his re serves, were placed in the vanguard. Among them were thousands of veterans of the Chlno-Japaneee war, who, hav ing done service in Manchuria in the winter, were able to make progress and use their arms where less seasoned troops would have been paralzyed. The victory gained over the Russian right army is considered here even a greater feat than was the capture of Port Arthur, for, while the battle raged, there were no trenches to seek protection in and every shot of the enemy was made more deadly by the indescribable cold. For this reason the news from the front that Field Mar shal Oyama is now following up his advantage with relentless energy has been received with amazement. CITY OF BLOOD. Battle Rages In Warsaw Streets with No Respect to Age or Sex. Warsaw, Jan. 31. Another day and half a night of horrors have passed. As this dispatch is sent, the city is ruled by savage mobs and more savage soldiers. Both are intent upon killing. No official statements are obtainable at this hour, but when the cost in human lives comes to be cpunted there will be found dead by the hundreds men, women and children. Everybody young and old, men, women and children was attacked by the soldiers and ruthlessly shot down. Ohe soldier aimed a sabre, blow aV a woman. In self defense she drew a re volver and fired a shot, which went wild. A second later a volley was di rected at her, and she fell dead, riddled by a score of bullets. This is but one of a hundred instances. For the most part the soldiers who rode and tramped through the streets during the late afternoon of Monday were drunk. They seemed to take a particular delight in attacking harmless persons. They killed for the mere sake of killing. To Shoot Down Bandits. Manila, Jan. 31. Habeas corpus has been suspended in the provinces of Ca vite and Batangas. Major General Cor bin is heartily co-operating with Gov ernor Wright, and is giving him every possible aid in suppressing lawlessness. Federal troops consisting of detachments of picked sharpshooters work in con junction with the native scouts and the constabulary. Federal troops garrison the towns and martial law has prac tically been established. The present situation in the two provinces is partly due to raids of ladrones. ' Beef Trust a Monopoly. Washington, Jan. 31 .The supreme court of the United States today decid ed the United States vs. Swift & Co., known as the beef trust case, charging conspiracy among the packers to fix prices on fresh meats and like products. The opinion was handed down by Justice Holmes and affirmed the de cision of the court below, which was against the packers.