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EVENTS OF THE DAY
AVIATORS HOLD HIGH CARNIVAL
Frenchman Astounds Multitude
American Outdoes Him.
T ,n Ano-nla. .Ton 17 uT)m!..H vi
Newsy Itemis Gatecfl from All fining meht with ana without
passengers and lour aeroplanes in the
air at the same time, breasting a semi
gale that sported dangerously with the
dolicate contrivances, made a thrilling
finale for the 30,000 spectators at Avi
ation field yesterday afternoon that
had promised only tame little feats of
Glenn II. Curtiss, the silent Amerl
can, defeated his mercurial French
FBANCB rAVOES OPEN DOOR.
Parts of tbe World.
fEEPARED FOR THE BUST READER
Less Important but Not Less Inter-
astfng Happenings from Point
Outalde the State.
Aviation contests began at Loe An
cles Monday. : -
Food is getting scarce in Chicago
nd prices are soaring.
Guggenheim propose! Federal con
trol of the copper market.
I Roosevelt and party have reached
the land of the white rhinoceros.
rival, Paulhan, in the keen race for
honors, and shattered the speed ree
ord for pasengor-carrying aeroplanes.
Rising into the high wind that held
the ponderous dirigibles of Knaben
shue and Beach ey helpless, the Amerl
can flew a wide circle in front of the
grandstand at tbe rate of 63 miles an
hour, with his friend, Jerome 8
FanchuilH, beside him.
Not to be outdone, Paulhan took one
of his mechanicians into his machine
Japan opposes Knox's plan for neu-1 and flew twice around the mile and a
tralizing the Manchurian railway.
When Pinchot lelt his office for good
be was given an ovation by his em.
Boston's strictly non-partisan politi
cal campaign cost the candidates about
A. F. Potter, successor to Pinchot,
half course. He failed to equal the
speed Curtiss had developed, though he
covered more ground than his oppon
In the beginning the intrepid little
Frenchman seomed to have again mo
nopolized all the honors of the day.
Thrice he drove one of his biz Far
is a former sheep owner and an expert I man biplanes around the course, disre-
on range conditions.
r A blasting accident on the Oregon
Trunk killed several Italian laborers
and wounded a contractor.
Tbe national wool growers associa
tion in session at Ogden selected Port
land for its meeting place in 911.
Over one-third of the students In
Tulare college is New Orleans have
been found to be infected with hook
f A balloon with three men and two
women reached a height of one mile
and traveled 26 miles at the Los An
geles aviation meet.
Cardinal SatolU is dead.
The new chief forester is a Western
man, formerly a grazing expert.
The paper board trust has been in
die-ted for restraint of trade.
Many cougars and wildcats are
ing killed near Hoquiam, Wash.
A rumor that J. P. Morgan was dy
ing almost threw. Wall street Into a
Report of the French minister of
justice shows an alarming increase ia
Secretary Knox dispels the dream of
Mexico for a protectorate over Nic
aragua. Wool men In convention at Ogden
cheered when told that Pinchot had
For the third time a bomb has been
found in the yard of a fashionable
Another rich woman in Philadelphia
has come to the aid of the striking
Chief Forester Pinchot, Assistant
: j, Forester Price and Assistant Law
Officer Shaw were removed from ofli
by the president.
Nine Californians were killed by
ating canned peaches.
A bill has been introduced for full
registry and a ship subsidy.
A big land steal on the shores of
lake Michigan is being investigated.
Bloody finger prints on a railroad
ticket led to the'arrest of two French
Morgan's bank trust has absorbed
another institution with a capital of
A universal cold wave Is spread all
over tbe United States, but in Alaska
It Is unusually warm.
Insurgent Republicans In congress
say patronage will be withdrawn from
them as a punishment.
De la Grange, a noted French avi'
ator was killed by the collapse of his
aeroplane during a night.
. Representative Adair says a psesl
dent who can't save money on a $60.-
000 a year salary la not fit to manage
toe affairs ox this nation.
A California Observer figures that
the earth will pass through tbe tail of
Halley's comet May 18, but be does
not venture to say whether any ill re
sults will follow.
Archbishop Ireland defends King
Leopold's administration of the Congo
Zelaya says he has abundant proof
Wat American marines aided the revo
lutionists against him.
J. P. Morgan, T. F. Ryan and Levi
r. Morton form a 1160,000,000 bank
trust In New York city.
President Taft listened patiently to
Uto commute of railroad presidents
but will not change the tone of his
forthoonulng message to congress.
r A millionaire cattleman of Texas
gave bis three children $2,000,000
worth of property each for a Christmas
The barkeeper of an American hotel
In Uavana refused to serve two negro
congressmen and a riot followed. Fur
ther trouble'is expected.
It is claimed that the recent aero
plane carnival In France frightened all
tbe birds from the vicinity.
Over 60,00 people attended Presi
dent Taft's New Year's reeeptlno.
Postal deficit for 1909 is $17,441,
719. Senator Cummins of Iowa, opens
campaign tor further trlff revision.
United States government officials
have planned a raid against nightxiders
of Kentucky and Tennessee.
Banker Morse begins a penitentiary
aenUme as convict No, KM 14.
If mediation In switchmen's strike
fails, $0,000 more men wll slop work.
Deugtites of the American Ke volu
tin have taken w conservation work,
poet neUr General IllUbeock urzi
IHjetal reform in avoid a deficit in
garding the stiff wind blowing in from
the sea. Then, in a tiny Bleriot mono
plane, that looked like a huge horse
fly, he gave the immense throng in
the stands and boxes the first thrill of
the day with an exhibition of nerve
and daring that surpassed anything he
has heretofore attempted.
Several times sighs of apprehension
and shrieks of nervous women rose
from the crowd as tbe tiny machine,
tossod by fiorco gusts of wind, rolled
and careened in the air. Every mo
mont was fraught with danger so great
that when the flight was safely ovor
and the monoplane had landod, far
across the field, the throng applauded
Apparently secure in his renewed
role of star of the meeting and de
lighted by the applause, Paulhan
brought out his Farman and flew
twice more, once going probably two
miles north of the immense aviation
field, out over the trees of a contigu
Curtiss romained silent. Garbed in
oil-spotted working clothes, an old cap
and shoes that had seen duty, he spent
his time tuning up the eight-cylinder
motor on the biplane with which be
won the international cup at RhoLms.
Never once did he look at Paulhan.
When the fourth flight of the Far-
man ended, the American's machine
was trundled to the starting point and
without hesitation Curtiss motioned to
Fancuilli to get in.
Climbing in boside his passenger, the
aviator gave tbe word to his assistant,
A pop and rattle like automatic artil
lery followed and the most remarkable
night of tho day had begun
describing a wldo circle in front of
the grandstand. Curtiss flew at all
ngloa of the wind, giving his mana
gor a thrilling flight. He landed al
most at the spot from which he
.Lieutenant ram neck, of the army
signal corps, one of the Judges, an
nounced that be figured tho speed at
65 miles an hour. When the record
breaking figures ' were posted, the
crowd went wild. Shouts and cheers
rose from the seats, automobile sirens
shrieked and hats were thrown up in
the air to be blown away by the wind.
Paulhan, standing beside his biplane
on the side of the field, saw the per
formance through binoculars. He
dropped them suddonly. gesticulating
wiimy as he rattled our instructions to
his crew, sending them racing to start
his motor. Then ho mounted his seat
and xoso majestically. At tbe same
time Willard and Hamilton brought
their machines to the start in front of
the grandstand. As they roso. Curtiss
beckoned to Clifford Harmon, the New
York sportsman and balloonist, and
swept upward again. The four aoro
planes circled the course and the
crowd ehoered with renewed frenzy.
Paulhan landed in a few minutes.
determined to regain some of his lost
laurola. He ordered one cf his assist
ants into the seat with bim. Then
he arose and twico circled the circuit,
his great biplane soaring as gracefully
with tbe extra man as it had done
ith Paulhan alone. I
In quick succession, Curtiss tried for
starting record and a record for
landing. He succeeded in establishing
both, but Willard, cowing next to the
trial at landing, beat tbe best his chief
could do. Curtiss, however, set a new
record for getting sway, rising from
the ground 98 feet from the start ia
6 2 5 seconds from the time his engine
Paulhan tried to beat both marks.
but the best be could do was to rise
in 12 Vi seconds from the time his en
gine started, and his machine ran
more than 100 foot along the ground
before it rose.
WET 66,000 ACRES.
Big Project in Baker County
Walts for Settled Weather.
Baker City With the opening of
spring work will begin on tbe two res
ervoirs planned by the Powder Valley
Irrigation company, the main reservoir
being situated in the Thief river val
ley, located onjthe old Fisk and Gilbert
ranches, seven miles east of North
Powder and 20 miles north of Baker
City. This reservoir will conserve 60,
000 acre feet of water. Tbe other res
ervoir, is to be situated about 80 miles
northwest of Baker City, at tbe half
way house on the Union stage line.
near Sanger, and will conserve about
24,000 acre feet of water.
When completed, the entire system
will irrigate about 66,000 acres
land, extending from the Miles bridge
east to what is known as Table- rock
or five miles east of Goose creek, on
both sides of Powder river, covering a
strip of fine land about 80 miles wide
Tbe immensity of this irrigation
scheme can hardly be realized, but the
difference In the amount of hay, grain
of all kinds, fruit and what not, that
will be produced on these broad acres
in the very near future, will tell the
tale in the farmers' bank accounts.
IMPROVEMENTS ON O. R. & N
Coyote, Umatilla, May Be Division
Umatilla May Be Abandoned.
Pendleton It now seems that the
long pending Coyote-Echo cutoff on
the O. R. & N. is to become a reality
soon. Rumors are current here
among railroad people that the sum
of $707,946.26 has been appropriated
for that purpose. This, coming on the
heels of the announcement that $1,
020,000 has been set aside for elimina
tion of curves between Yoakum and
Pendleton, means tbat the O. R. & N,
contemplates the expending of nearly
$2,000,000 on improvements in Uma
tilla and Morrow counties, as it is now
understood that the big cutoff ia to
be made from Coyote to Echo, via
Stanfield.tbat will eliminate 8.8 miles
of present trackage. Coyote is to be
made a terminal, as it a understood
the order calls for terminal improve
ments, including a ten stall round
house. The general understanding is
that, as far as the main line is con
cerned, Umatilla will cease to be a di
vision point. It is a matter of specu
lation as to what route the cutoff will
take, as enginejre have surveyed three
possible routes. As to the improve
mont between this city and Yoakum,
it is said the work will reduce the dis
tance IK miles. Tbe maximum curva
ture will be about four degrees, while
at present it is ten. The stretch of
track at Horseshoe curve will be
brought up to a standard roadbed.
Northern Umatilla Gets Telephone.
Pendleton After many years of
waiting the Holdman country, is to
have telephone communication with
tbe outside world. The work of dis
tributing the poles has been started
and the stringing of wires will follow
in a few days. It is said that the line
will be in operation by the first of Feb
ruary. This line is considered import
ant for tbe reason that it will cover
a vast expanse of country which has
hitherto been without wire com muni
cation. The main line will be 20 miles
long, will consist of four wires and
will be put up in a very substantia
manner. In addition to the main line
there will be numerous feeders added
from time to time until the whole
northwestern part of the country is
covered. To begin with, 18 ranches
will be supplied with the phones, but
it is expected that this number will be
LAND BEADY FOB WATEB.
Owyhee Ditch Company, Too, Will
Join in Larger Plan.
. Ontario A plan to include all acre
age covered by its ditches in the sew
public irrigation district being formed
near Ontario, to water lands below thelgards the question as complicated
Malheur river and along the Owyhee I Figaro thinks the United States is try-
river in Mainour county, through the l ing io retrieve the mistake of 1904-05,
extension of the Boise-Owyhee project I when it backed Japan to get Russia
ia being worked out here. The acre-lout of Manchuria, only to find that
Doubts, However, Whether Knox's Po
sition Can Be Maintained.
Pans, Jan. 11 Although France
favors the preservation of the open
door policy and Chinese sovereignty in
Manchuria, it considers that the issues
raised by the American proposition to
n.nf.ai:.. . U m If : ! 1
primarily concern Kussia and Japan.
The French reply to the American
memorandum, therefore, is likely to be
usuhuiuidu UJT HJB BllUUUe OI HUBB1B,
franco's ally. The French press re
age to be watered may reach 150,000
Not only do the directors of the
Owyhee Ditch company propose to ex
tend its canals to irrigate the arid
Japan had supplemented her there with
out benent to tbe open door.
"Even if Russia accepts," says one
paper, "japan is not likely to agree,
tngiana is bound by a Japanese al
lands, but it is now proposed to worklliance, and a similar reserve is im
into the general project a plan by I posed upon us for like and other rea
wnicn ine so-caned wet lands can be sons."
included, providing the owners consent I The Matin believes that France will
to come into the project. Petitions fori follow Russia's lead.
the creation of the proposed district I Gil Bias expresses tbe opinion that
were presented to the county court of the situation is filled with gunpowder,
iuameur county at vaie ueceniDer o. ana declares that the reiil Ihhha
commercial supremacy in China, for
wnicn tne united States and Japan
are struggling, it charges tbat the en
tire aim of American diplomacy is di
rected to that end, and insists that the
united states has pushed China to re
but a postponement was asked for the
purpose of allowing wet land owners
to come into the Owyhee district and
also give the Trowbridge-Niver com
pany ample time in which to thorough
ly inspect the big project, for this con
cern is entitled to tbe handling of the I sistance in every struggle with Japan
held at, which time it was decided to
consult with the Owyhee Ditch com
pany to include all of its lands. If
an agreement can be reached practi
cally every acre of land lying below
the Malheur river will be included in
the one irrigation project.
MANY POTATOES ARE LOST.
Prolonged Cold Spell Prevents
ging the Crop.
Salem From $6,000 to $7,000 worth
of potatoes have , been frozen in the
ground in the vicinity of Salem since
the recent prolonged cold spell began.
Because of peculiar weather condi
tions it has been impossible to dig the
potatoes this fall and probably more
than half of the crop still remains in
the ground and now tbe report comes
from different localities that tbe pota
toes in tbe ground have frozen. The
earth in some districts is frozen to a
depth of five inches.
The early fall began with heavy
rains and the farmers were unable to
take care of the potato crop. Follow
ing the continued rains came the cold
spell, increasing in severity until the
damage has followed. Some growers
say mat part oi tbeir crop that was
dug was ruined while others are keeping
fires in their potato houses all in the
effort to save .the crop that was gathered.
Potatoes are selling in Salem at 60
cents a bushel, but in view of tbe dam
age done growers confidently expect to
get si.zb Dezore tbe new crop comes
Macrum Residence Sold.
Forest Grove One of the largest
real estate deals in this city for some
time is under way, whereby Messrs
Verbooven and Schultz will transfer
to Portland parties the Macrum resi
dence and one block, of ground-' for' a
consideration of $10,000. This resi-
Even after the arrangements of Oc
toDer 4, last year," continues the pa
por, "in which China agreed not to
construct a railroad in competition
with the South Manchurian, American
support comes xorward for the con
struction of the Chin Chow Fu-Tsitsi
"Now America proposes to go fur
ther and force Japan back into Corea,
and tnus render effective Chinese dom
ination of Manchuria, which today is
upon the advantages of terminating the
cause of constantly renewed disputes
in juancnuria, out it is proper to asK
whether the aim of the United States
is always to the benefit of humanity
ana not to the promotion of her own
interests. Tokio must give the an
swer. Already the Yankee policy has
compelled Japan to take the military
precautions that so greatly alarmed
Russia. Japan knows how to act quick
ly. Therefore the Japanese response
will be awaited with inquietude.''
MILLIONS POSTAL GAIN.
Increase Over 1908 Is $12,083,720,
Six Per Cent Advance.
Washington, Jan. 11. As a business
institution the postoffice department,
next to the United States treasury, is
the greatest in the governcent. Accord
ing to figures submitted today by
Charles P. Orandfield, first assistant
postmaster general, for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 1909, in his annual re
port, tbe gross revenue of the postal
service reached the enormous total of
AVIATION MEET OPEN
Paulhau Gdily lots Capers, Re
gardless of Roles.
CURTIS OPENS GREAT EXHIBITION
Monaplanes, Bi-Planes, and Dirigible
Baloons Travel at Will About
Lot Angelee Park.
Los Angeles, Jan. 11. Making a sud
den and dramatio appearance while
0,000 people were watching the slow
flight of two dirigible balloons at Avia
tion park yesterday afternoon, Louis
Paulhan, the noted French aviator,
threw .the great throng into a frenzy
of. enthusiasm and excitement by a
spectacular flight in a Farman biplane.
Rising, now dipping, now veering and
turning with the grace of a bird, then
suddenly dashing for the ground and
scattering a group of officials like a
hawk about to alight on a brood of
chickens, Paulhan gave a remarkable
exhibition and was accorded a tremen
Again and again the French aviator
thrilled the immense crowd with his
daring flights, giving little heod to the
rules and regulations of the official
course, racing with a dirigible, swoop
ing down upon the grandstand anj
clearing it by but a few feet, until his
aeroplane seemed like a thing of life.
This, the first dav of tha hi C AV1A.
tion meet, was given over to prelimi
nary trial flights to give the aviators
a chance to stiake down their machines.
curtiss had given an exhibition in a
new, untried machine, in which later
Clifford Harmon made soma short.
flights. Charles E. Willard, in the
Curtiss No. 1, had made a flight and
several times Boy Knabenshue and Lin
coin Beachcv had aficAnrl.ul in (
small dirigibles and maneuvered their
craft, but nothing to thrill tho specta
tors happened until Paulhan unexpect
edly sailed into the game.
Beachey and Knabenshue were mint
ing their dirigibles around the course
wiion the daring Frenchman annearnrl
suddonly out oi a gully hidden from
the view of the grandstand, circled the
course three times, shot out across the
country, came back over tha irrand.
stand and alighted in the center of the
In two later flizhts he travA nn at.
hibition of remarkable control ovr hiu
machine, gracefully making sharp
turns, now dipping almost to tha
grouua to scatter
WHERE MEN WILL FLT.
Aviation Field at Los Angeles Is Ideal.
Los Angeles, Jan. 10. On a level and
broad field, where but a week ago a
herd of cows grazed in peaoe, a minia
ture city of tents and plain wooden
structures today marks the spot where
the first aviation meet in America is
to begin, and above which the first
competitive trials of speed and endur
ance between heavler-than-air machines
will be seen on this continent
Aviation camp is 13 miles from this,
city on the lines of the Pacific Elec
tric extending to the numerous beach
resorts along the Pacifio coast. On a
stretch of high ground at one side of
the field a high grandstand has been
erected, rising 40 feet in the air and
extending for 700 feet along the course-,
over which tbe trials of air craft and '
speod contests will be held.
Stretching out across the aviation .
field from a point in front of the
grandstand is a long row of tents that
now cover numerous flying machines
and will house many more during the
ten days of the aviation meet. On an
other side of the broad field another
line of tents are placed and here the
United States army dirigible balloons
and many other dirigible airships are-
ueiug assemoieu, ready to be inflated.
Aviation camp is on ground made his
toric in the days of the Spanish Dons..
It is a part of the famous Dominguez
ranch given to Lieutenant Juan Jose-
Dominguez of the army of Spain in
the year 1784, and its extent was de
termined in the grant by a clause which
said that the gallant soldier, for valiant
services, was entitled to as large a
tract as he could ride around between
sunrise and sunset. The soldier waited,
until one December 21 to ride the boun
daries of his land.
PRELIMINARY FLIGHT A SUCCESS
Three Men and Two Women Make
Short Balloon Veyage.
Los Angeles, Jan. 10. The big bal
loon "New York." earrvinc it. nnn.r
. ' y
Clifford B. Harmon; Mrs. Alvin French
and her niece, Jean French, as passen
gers, and George B. Harrison and
George Duessler, balloon pilots, landed
at Casaverduga, in the Glendale val
ley, at 4:47 yesterday afternoon after
a flight of nearly two hours.
The landing was made with ease, and
no discomfort or danger attended any
portion of this, the initial flight of the
aeronauts who have gathered here for
the aviation meet events.
An altitude of 5000 feet was attained
and observations were taken by Mr.
Harrison and Mr. Duessler.
When the great gas-bag was cut
loose at Huntington park at 2:55 in
the afternoon, its flight was almost
straight up until it had attained a
ueigm ox iuuo feet,
$203 502,383, an increase of 12,083 720, 1 J,
nr fi.Hl tiaf flAnr. nvAP thA TirAAAnincr ' . P u vuiv o luff
- r- o , ieet aoove tna hnniU nf tho .nc.fatn..
n , , 1 : J 1 . '
ascending, descending, and finallv nn.
proaching from the rear the tent that
There were 60,144 postoffices in ope
ration on june oo, iua. uuring ine ii,,11j ut . . . , , ,
year lezo postmasters were appointed ,ina tlle to he ali .
at presidential offices. At fcftirth-class ' f a ..,.
offices 9161 postmasters were appointed.
Concerning the routine of his bureau,
Mr. Grnndfield gays!
dence is one of the largest and most masters during : satisfactory service has that ?ZU never before I J Z
a group of ! current oore' it to the northward until
puBBou oui or signt beyond the haze
that lay over the mountains.
Spectators of the flight believed it
was tbe intention of the aeronauts to
attempt to sail over the Sierra Madre
mountains, but those on board say this
would have boen imDosRihla. At a
of its entrance. height of 5000 feet, another current
Promptly at 1 o'clock Glenn H. Cur- took the balloon to the westward, and
tiss was out upon the starting Btrotch wnen they were over the Glendale val-
to open the international meet with a ley the aeronauts dncirW tn t
christening flight for a new monoplane earth. A distance of about 26 miles
W88 become the established practice of ttalEg und in frontof the grand
$nk "!, P'."C.- 8tal, the air craft rose gracffullv
Kaiser Bees Big Deficit
Berlin, Jan. 18. Emperor William
opened the Prussian diet today. The
proposed legislation, outlined In the
speech from tbe throne, Includes a bill
for the reform of the election law and
another to counteract the tendency of
the laboring classes to desert the farm
ing dintricts. 7 lie speech foreshadowed
i considerable deficit io the forthcom-
n g budget, due chiefly to an increase
of .M),00(),(K)0 in the salaries of gov
ernment employes. The Kelekatsg re
convened toduv. The budget shows a
eflrlt of 123,000,000.
Herders Die In Storm,
Casper, Wyo., Jan. 12. Belated re
ports from the snow-bound range
ountry indicate that a number or
keep herders met death with their
oeks in the extreiuely cold weather
f Itoeember. Antonio Galorire, who
tuck to bis sheen through a blisaard
last lug H hours, succumbed to an at
tack of pneumonia after reaching
Defective Lemons Destroyed.
Roseburg California lemons cover
ed with parasite, known as oyster shell
scale, haa been discovered in Roseburg
by tbe rruit inspector. Tbe lemons
were shipped to a Portland commission
firm. Acting on instruction! from
District Horticultural Commissioner
Carson, Grants Pass, Inspector McCall
had them destroyed. Carson stated
that if California is going to continue
to send such fruit into the state, Ore
gon will have to compel an inspection
before sale. Thla is a condition already
Imposed by California on fruit shipped
Tom Mahoney, who drifted
a storm of three
had both hands
Cannon la No Quitter.
Washington, Jan. 12. 4pesker Can-
iiou, wbt'it eiu'.l about a report bs
nuulJ not Im a candidate for Ike
'kratia( uf lbs bvtt evugron, A
uri"l tod tint he would unit piililli'
life when hi coluliltfuut fulli'd to
lei'! Mm and ao Irfure, and that b
i4 but ie litflitvl luientliia vf re
lilkf (tvut Uti Sjieal.vria.lp.
Railroad Needs Men at Medford.
Klamath Falls Advices from Med
ford state that there ia work for 600
msn on the extension of the Pacific &
Eastern railroad. This is the line re
cently taken over by men supposed to
represent the Hill interests. Work is
being done on the road beyond Eagle
Point through the timber in the direct
tion of Crater Lake, and It ia reported
that this is to connect with the Hill
road from the Deschutes, which Is to
open up Crater Lake and extend from
Medford to the timber section in Curry
Pendleton Debstes to 8tart.
Pendleton The preliminary debat
ing for the high school lesgue will com
mence on tbe evening of January 14,
and on tbat evening Pendleton will
have two teams on tbe rostrum. One
will debate the Athena high school in
this city, while the other will meet
Weston. The subject for debate is.
"Resolved, That life Imprisonment,
with restrictive power of pardon.
should be substituted for eap'tal pun
ishment In the state of Oregon."
Coos Bay Men Adopt Slogan.
Marshfleld "Better fruit, more of it
and better prices." waa the slogan
adopted by tbe Coos Bay Fruit Growers
association at the annual meeting.
Tbe organisation will take steps to
ward securing a cannery to ereate a
greater market. P. M. Hall Lewis
was elected presiJent.
Wallowa Postoftice Goes Up.
Wallowa roetmaster Tulley has re
ceived notice tbat the Wallowa poet,
oltire will be placed In the third class
list January I, and that his salary will
be increased to fl,"t) per annum.
I lie advance Is due U tbe
expensive in Forest Grove, and
erected by the late I. A. Macrum,
oBnaer or rortiana. ine present own- 7 . ,"fr - - , wltn a rise tr0M th , thn,
er. obtained acre, when they purchased X ' n t. Z ZZl'vA J . n,?de a, . flight up the course, 1 No partT rT nnn r.
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..uc yivyw,, which mey nave pianea th. highly beneficial results.
inW lOWn 1018. I .Tt 1 .onmmono thot thA 1q Iv.
so amended an to nrovidA for tha Ad-
Woodburn Asks $10,000 for Armory vancement of an office of the fourth
Salem F. W. Settlemier, captain of I class to the presidential class whenever
Company I, Oregon National guard, lo
cated at Wood burn, has asked tbe
county court for Marion county for an
appropriation of 110,000 for the pur
pose of erecting an armory in tbat
city. Captain Settlemier sets forth
in his petition that the state military
board will set aside a similar sum so
that a creditable building can be built
at Woodburn adequate for all pur
poses. PORTLAND MARKE TS.
Wheat Track prices: Bluestem,
11.21; club, $l.llCi$1.12; Red Rus
sian, $1.10; Valley, $1.08.
Barley Feed and brewing, $30
30.60 per ton.
Corn Whole, $35; cracked, $36 ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $32.608': ton.
Hay Track prices:
tbe compensation of the postmaster
amounts to $1000 and the gross annual
receipts to $1900 for four successive
Mr. Grandfield makes a strong argu
ment in favor of 30 days' annual leave
of clerks and carriers in first-class and
Tin. nil... a XII It
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arn Onmn. tl0,f?OO. .If. If. S17SM . .."'"""V """" lu7
i iiaW,V i .7- Z T lions, to promote the fullest
Clover , $1617; Cheat $1617; grain national forest ranges, to
Fresh Fruits Apples, $1613 box:
pears, $1(1.60 per box; cranberries,
$9 per barrel.
Potatoes Car load buying prices:
Oregon, 6685c per sack; sweet pota
toea, 2c per pound.
IVegetablea Artichokes. $1611.25
per doten; cabbage, $2 per hundred;
cauliflower, $1.76 per dos.; celery
$3.60 per crate; garlic 10c pound;
horseradish 2Xc per pound; pumpkins,
itttitlrtc: sprouts, 6fa7c; squash, iqj
Potter's Work for West.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 11. A. F. Pot
ter, on his way to Washington, D. C.,
to success Gifford Pinchot as head of
the forest service, stated today that
his experience and personal knowledge
of western conditions undoubtedly
would bring the forestry service and
the west into closer harmony and that
his policy would be more favorable to
"I expect my relations with the
western interests to be most congen
use of the
stock interests and promote the general
weirare oi tne west."
Thirteen Hurt Coasting,
Alton, 111., Jan. 11. Thirteen persons
were hurt, six seriously, in two coast
ing accidents here today. A bobsled
carrying eight persons collided with an
ambulance en route to the borne of
suicide, and the horses fell on tbe sled
james loieman, 13 years old, was
scalped, and .every other passenger suf
lc; tomatoes.' $1.602.25 per box : ,ored minor injuries. An hour later
a a . .A ' . r 'Inn thA aame kill anAl.Aa 1 . 1
urnips, $i.du per sack; cairota. II:
beets, $1.60; parsnips, $1.60.
Onions Oregon, $1.60 per sack.
Butter City creamery extra. 89c:
fancy outside creamery, 94tf39c; store,
22)(!i?4c. Butter fat prices average
le per pound under regular butter
Poultry Hens, 16)(ffl7e; springs.
18c; ducks, 20c; geese, 13c; turkeys,
live, 19(20c; dressed. 22 (.,23c.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ex tree, 39(cf40c
per doaen; Eastern, 2527e per dos.
Cheese Full cream twins, 18(4
18o per pound; young Americaa, 19
Pork Fancy, 10f lOH'e per pound.
Veal Estraa. 11 0112c per pound.
Cattle Best steers, $4.76(4; fair
to good, $4. 26(4. 60; medium and feed
ers. $3.60ct4; cows, top. $3.604.00;
fair to good, I3.006.60 common to
medium, $2.6tXa3.76; bulls, $3.25(tf
6.60; heavy, $4.00t4.75.
Hogs Best. $S.76(i9.06; medium,
7.70u8.60; stockers, 6.6(XfI7.26
to good, $4.60(5.O0; ewes, .e less;
yearlings,, beat, $5.uO(i6.25; fair to
good, $t.60o(4.73; Iambs, $t(f6.25.
Hope '10 crop, 20t22c; obis, nom
inal. Wool Eat Urn Oregon, 16oI23e
pound; mohair, choice, 2&e round.
Hides Dry hides, laaillik, per
pound ary hiii. lKGilBi.e Koundi dry
rapid In-!caf.kin.ltf".,2i Lc iNJund: salted hides.
crease of business which this Ollice baa i liMlU V. aalUd calf akin. 16 itounJ:
hvwn, I green, It Use.
on the same hill, another sled collided
with an automobile, injuring five of
the seven passengers on tbe sled. There
have been seven aceidonts on this hill
within the last week.
China Pins raith In RockhlU.
Pekin, Jan. 11. Tbe highest govern
meut officials are pessimistie with re
gard to Ilritish support of the proposals
of the American government relative
to the Manchurian railways, and be
lieve that more active German support
wouH bring sbout a realisation of ths
scheme. The Chinese government is
placing reliance in W. W. RockhlU,
tne American ambassador at St, Peters
burg, t secure Russian assent to the
proposals, which would also mesa
Davis Represents V. 8.
Washington, Jan. 11. The fourth
Pan-America conference to be held in
Ituenos Ayres in July is now occupy
ing the sttention of officials of the
state dopartment and others interested
ia the meeting. The United States
Sheep Beat wethers, $fi.60(i(6; fair rommiit'a naa !eMed Major General
ueorge v, . isvis, united States army,
retired, as one of its members, and an-
pointed a committee to urge upoa eon
greet a proper appropriation for the
participation of the United States,
Ice Gorge Breaks Loose.
Mount Cermet, lit , Jsn. 11 A heavy
Ice gorge in the YYtah river broke
loose uueietteillv today, causing a
property loss of tTS.OOO and tcjit
sway lee (! ferryboats aktis t"eu
trees wers aaltep.
ighted at the starting
I point. Tho distance, estimated by the
judges at five-eighths of a mile, was
covered in 28.03. seconds. The great
est height reached was 50 feet. The
machine was under perfect control and
the great American aviator was ac
corded a thunder of cheers for his feat.
Next Charles F. Willard appeared'
upon the course in his Curtiss aero
plane No. 1, and after a short prelim
inary flight, attempted to circle the
official course, which is a trifle more
than a mile and a half in length. Ris
ing to a height of 70 feet, he main
tained this altitude until half the dis
tance had been traversed, when his
motor gave out and tho aeroplane de-
scenaeu. lie was in the air 1 minute
and 23 seconds, the longest flight ever
made by a heavier than air machine on
tho Pacific coast up to that time. After
a readjustment of the motor, Willard
arose again and completed the course.
curtiss, using the machine with
which he had made the previous flight,
then circled the field, an estimated dis
tnnce of one and one-eighth miles, in
1:51. His maximum altitude was 200
feet, tho highest flight on this coast.
up to that time.
by Various Candidates.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 10. Boston Sat
urday night wound up, except for the
nnisning -touches, the fiercest municipal
campaign in its history. The election
Tuesday will be the first under the new
non-partisan plan and for a non-partisan
campaign this has certainly been a
revelation to the sponsors of the new
order of things.
One of the candidates for mayor con
fesses he has spent nearly $10,000, and
he accuses his chief opponent of having
spent more than $200,000. This charge
is not denied. The other two candi
dates, without a ghost of a chance of
election, have spent about $5000. Tbe
various candidates for the city council
have probably spent $20,000, so that
the cost of the campaign to the various
aspirants figures up close to a quarter
of a million dollars.
The ballots on Tuesday will bear the
names of the candidates without party
or other designation, and the campaign
has been non partisan except so far as
the known political affiliations of the
candidates have influenced voters.
Whalley Is After Reward.
New York, Jan. 10. Richard Whal
ley has retained an attorney to nresi
Officer Arrests Chief.
Los Angeles, Jan. 11. "That police
man will get a box of cigars from ne
for doing his duty," declared Chief , c1"" for the reward as discoverer
.'iBuiiiau, rererring io , his arrest in ui lno sugar-weighing frauds which
Hollywood Sunday, for exceeding tha , resulted in the restitution to the gov
speed limit. "I shall also promote , ernment of about $2,000,000. Richard
i rr, wnose claim for the reward has
rtAAn favAraMv n J .
w..,v icu upon oy the sec-
him at the first ODDortunitv." Dish
man his afternoon sent the cigars.
Chief Dishman was arrested by C. M.
Winn, motor patrolman, in Hollywood.
Blinn wanted to withdraw the charge,
but Dishman insisted on the law taking
reiary or the treaaurv on.l rn...
Loeo, has been appointed deputy col
lector already ss a partial reward for
his services in discovering th.
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its course and paid his J10 fine in .TiwIita spring in tha auaar .ai.. . i
ilerndon's court todav. Blinn i. friends declare WhalW ,iJ..ia .-..-
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MonoK.ll Car Is Success.
New York, Jan. 11. The first exhi
bition in 4his country of the gyro-
static monorail car, which haa been
ranked.among the wonders of the pres
ent century, was given today in Brook
lyn by Richard Scherl, the inventor,
who is the son of a Berlin newspaper
man. The model, which seats four pas
sengers snd two operators, worked per
fectly. Mr. Scherl believes a speed of
I JO miles an hour can be maintained
by a train of regulation size.
Single Porker at $61.20.
That there is big monev in hoo-mi..
ing in the Pacific northwest at tha
piesent livestock prices was shown by
the tale of a tingle porker at the Port
land Union stockyards yetterday. 'las
particular animal that attracted the
attention of everybody st the yards
was a monster that tipped the scales
at 60 pound. He sold for 9 eents a
pouua nve weight, which mtant $01.20,
the highest price that
ever brought at the atookyards.
Tail Is .following Comet
Cambridge, Mas.. Jan. 11. A
traik'ht aud slender tail haa hen H...
covfi.d tratliug behind the nucleus of
lUllcy s comet. ai'i'.irdiiiL. t. . I, ..,.!...
White Rhino Hunt Begun.
Butiaba,; Jan. lO.-The Smithsonian
African scientific expedition arrived at
Rhino camp, the basis for the hunt for
the eargerly-sought white rhinoceros,
today. Rhino camp is on the Congo
side of the Bar-El-Jabel river. The ex
pedition, st made up in the present
hunt, eonsitts of Colonel Roosevelt,
Kermit, Mearns, Heller, Loring, Cun
ningbams and 30 porters snd boys.
They have 200 loads of supplies. The
Pi. - a ii. r&riljr loft
.ow.iurjr remarKBoie ror the pres
ence of the white rhinoceros.
vJury Justifies Lynching.
Csiro, 111., Jan. 10. The grand lury
which investigated the murder of MUt
Anna Pelley snd the lynehings of
Henry Salzner and Wiii Jamet, the lat
ter a negro, adjourned todav. The re
port itated that it wat evident the so
called lawless element was not eon
ceraed ia the lynchingt, snd "we be
lieve no innocent man met his death at
h. auni. n . . - , . . .
' mo moo.-- banner was
sccused of murdering bis wife. James
wat tuspected of eauing Miss Pelley 's
Hookworm in Collage.
New Orleant, La., Jan. 10. Conttera-
nun pretana among the 100 er more
I -a 1 m. m .1 ' I
v.. ,."" '0,,''rvr,0fr ,,u,"'Blg of Tulare college following the
It the Vk ''" J' iu.t eaanna.ti... of every ..ud.at for book
. I t , . 0,";,,r".'r.v' Te tad worm. It i. announced that mors tuaa
2ftr Uu,1 lu minutes is thirl of the member, of Ue .la.S
te'k, sad k.. ia u. f w drgrt.a 1 a.r. fuu4 te be luft.l
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