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NEWS NOTES OF
Resume of World's Important
Events Told in Brief!
Owners of the steamer Volturno sus
pect that the boat wm set on fire by
gents of rival lines.
The senate shows no deposition to
adjourn or take recess until the cur
rency bill has been acted upon.
A German aviator committed sui
cide by shooting himself while 2000
feet in the air in his monoplane.
The State Supreme court of Arkan
sas upheld the Going liquor bill and
the state will be "dry" after January
Germany has decided to send a war
ship to Mexican waters, but Huerta
does not appear worried over the pros
pect. Directors of the Hamburg-American
steamship line announce that they
will increase their capital $7,500,000
in order to build more ships.
An aviator flying to a race meet on
Staten island, N. Y., failed to arrive,
and it is believed he became lost and
may have wandered out to sea.
New York police have arrested two
men and a woman whom they believe
have stolen nearly a million dollars'
worth of automobiles in that city.
Police of Hoquiam, Wash, have dis
covered that a 13-year-old girl of that
city has committed nearly a dozen al
leged burglaries in that city recently.
London police arrested Sylvia Pank
hurst at a suffragette meeting, but in
the ensuing struggle the police were
worsted and all the suffragettes es
caped. The Washington messenger boy who
was injured by the President's auto
mobile was presented with a brand
new bicycle and a personal letter from
Mrs. Philip Mersinger, owner of a
$5100 collection of prize cats and
widely known as an exhibitor at cat
shows, died at Joliet, 111., aged 65
years. She formerly owned "Span
gle." reputed as the most valuable cat
in the country.
Criticisms of the bankers' conven
tion have only served to solidify the
Democratic ranks on the currency bill.
An attempt was made to assassinate
Yuan Shi Kai, recently elected presi
dent of China, during his inaugural
Postmaster General Burleson, in his
annual report, openly favors govern
ment ownership of telegraph and tele
The much-talked-of $90,000,000 Un
ion Pacific "melon-cutting" has been
James J. Hill predicts that the pro
posed currency bill, if passed, will
cause financial depression.
A woman voter aged 103 registered
at Eugene, Or., and says she expects
to vote for many years to come.
Los Angeles has placed such restric
tions upon the borrowing of money on
salaries that it is believed the loan
sharks will be practically driven out
Wheat Track prices: Club, 78c
per bushel; bluestem, 88c; forty
fold, 79c; red Russian, 77c; valley,
Oats No. 1 white, $25 per ton.
Corn Whole, $37; cracked, $38 per
Hay No. 1 Eastern Oregon tim
othy, $1516; mixed timothy, $12tfg
14; alfalfa, $1; clover, $8.60; valley,
grain hay, $ll(fi l2.
Clover seed Buying price, fancy
recleaned, 9tf?9c per pound f. o. b,
Onions Oregon, $1.60tf1.75 per
sack; buying price, $1.60 f. o. b.
Vegetables Beans, ZGtAc pound;
cabbage, lie; cauliflower, $1.25(711.60
dot.; eggplant, 7e pound; hothouse
lettuce, 90cfa,$l box; peppers, 6Yrt,7c
pound; tomatoes, 60cfa $1.60 box;
garlic, 10(?U2ic pound; sprouts, 10c;
artichokes, $1 doz. ; squash, lie
pound; pumpkins, lje pound; celery,
Potatoes Oregon, 90cfi$l hundred;
buying price, 76f85c at shipping
points; sweet potatoes, $27,2.25 crate.
Green Fruit Apples, 60cr7 $2.50
box; cantaloupes, $2.25 crate; peach
es, 25r65e box; plums, 30(V;50c;
pears, Sift 1.60; grapes, 75cft,$1.35
crate, 12tcCrU6c basket; casabas, 2e
pound; cranberries, $8.50r&9 barrel;
Turkish melons, 2c pound.
Poultry Hens, 16Je; springs, 16Jc;
turkeys, live, 20ft,22c, dressed, nomi
nal; ducks, 12rLlc; geese, 12(12 jc.
Eggs Oregon fresh ranch, candled,
Pork Fancy, 12c pound.
Veal Fancy, 14c pound.
Hops 1913 crop, prime and choice,
22ft23e pound; 1912 crop, nominal.
Mohair 1913 clip, 25ft,26c pound.
Cattle Prime steers, $7.60ra8;
choice, $7.25?47.60; medium, $7f?4
7.25; prim cows, $6.50ft,6.9C; choice,
$6.25to,6.60; medium, $6rx6.25; heif
ers, $67; light calves, $8(fi 9; heavy,
$6.75 Ct 7.75; bulls, $3.60 (4 6.90. ;
Hogs Light, $8.40(38.76; heavy,
Sheep Wethers, $4(34.60; ewes,
93.25(3.90; lambs, $4&5.10.
NO HOPE OF MEXICAN TEACE
Huerta Loses All Standing With
U. S. Government.
Washington. D. C The United
States government haa informed Pro
visional President Huerta that it looks
with abhorrence and amazement on his
assumption of both executive and leg
islative powers in Mexico and that in
view of his course could not regard as
constitutional the elections phnned
for October 26.
Two notes were sent, the one
strongly phrased and written by Sec
retary Bryan, inquiring about the
safety of the imprisoned members of
the Mexican congress, and the other
drawn in forceful language by Presi
dent Wilson himself and said to con
stitute practically the last efforts of
the Washington government to deal
with the Huerta authorities by diplo
matic means unless there is a decided
change of spirit on the part of the offi
cials in Mexico City.
The negotiations through John Lind
had proceeded to the point where the
State department accepted the in
dorsement of Frederico Gamboa for
the presidency as meaning the elimin
ation of Huerta, and where it was
confidently hoped that a fair and free
election would be held on October 26.
Now, however, President Wilson has
made it clear that the Washington
government has with the events of the
last few days the imprisonment of
the deputies and the establishment of
a dictatorship by Huerta lost all hope
of seeing a constitutional election held
by the Huerta regime.
The steps taken by the United
States were communicated to all for
eign governments. No further nego
tiations are planned through diplo
matic channels, and it would not be
surprising if John Lind, who has been
waiting at Vera Cruz to observe the
manner in which the Huerta officials
carried out their promises, should re
turn to the United States at once.
PRINCE OF MONACO IN WEST
Enjoys Successful Hunting Trip in
Billings, Mont. Albert, Prince of
Monaco, accompanied by a large party
of personal friends, was a guest of the
chamber of commerce on his return
from a three weeks' hunt in the wilds
of Wyoming, between Cody and Sheri
dan, where the prince was lucky
enough to bag a big brown bear, sev
eral deer and two mountain sheep.
While the prince was away from
civilization, he dropped into cowboy
and Western slang to such a degree
that when he reached Billings his con
versation was natural in a Western
"The big brown bear that I shot has
been skinned and the hide will adorn
one of my rooms at Monte Carlo,"
said the prince. "It only took one
snot, and the rifle that I used belonged
to William F. Cody, being borrowed
for that purpose. We had a time
while in Wyoming, and ate big and
small game. I enjoyed every minute
of the time spent here.
The Prince of Monaco and his party
left for New York and will sail from
that city the last of the week for h;s
home, where he will spend consider
able time in compiling his investiga
tions, which he conducted quietly
while on his trip. He expects to re
turn to this section next year for
longer stay in the mountains of Wy
oming and Montana.
BANDIT ROBS MAIL CAR IN
SAN FRANCISCO SUBURBS
San Francisco A masked bandit en
tered the mail car of. Southern Pacific
train No. 23 at Burlingame Thursday,
and at the muzzle of a gun compelled
two mail clerks to crawl under a table.
The registered .mail then was rifled.
The train made no stop between Burl
ingame and San Francisco, and the
robber made his escape, according to
postal officials, when the train slowed
down in the San Francisco yards.
An examination of the rifled pouch
es by postal inspectors showed that
the loss will not be great. The rob
ber's time to make a thorough search
of all the registered mail was limited
because of the fast schedule main
tained by the train between Burlin
game and San Francisco.
Big Bear Mangles Man.
Seward, Alaska. Otto Bergstrom, a
homesteader, was attacked by a huge
Alaska brown bear near here Wednes
day. Bergstrom met the beast on the
trail going home. The bear rushed at
him, knocked him down, tore his scalp
almost entirely from his head, bit his
right ear off and inflicted about 60
other wounds on Bergstrom 's body,
arms and hands. The lower limbs
were untouched. Bergstrom crawled
on his hands and knees 600 feet to a
neighbor's cabin. There is a chance
that he will recover.
Aviator Still Missing.
New York Efforts to find some
trace of Albert J. Jewell, the aviator
who disappeared while making a flight
in a monoplane to the Staten Island
Aerodome have so far been fruitless.
Those who have endeavored to trace
his course believe that he lost his
way, flew over the Atlantic Ocean and
perished by drowning. An attempt
will be made to find some trace of him
by sending an aeroplane over his in
Daniels to Go to School.
Newport, R. I. The possibility that
Secretary of the Navy Daniels will
take a course of instruction at the
Naval War college here next summer
has aroused much Interest among the
officers stationed at Newport.
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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
General News of the Industrial and Educational Development
and Progress of Rural Communities, Public Institutions, Etc
LUMBER OUTLOOK PLEASING
Big Operator Predicts Revival of
Business in Oregon.
Eugene That the end of depressed
conditions in the lumber market in
Oregon is in sight and that greatly in
creased activity will won mark the
timber industry in the Upper Willam
ette valley, is the belief of Frank 11.
Buck., Sr., president of the Booth
Kelly Lumber company.
"Oregon is ready for another period
of development," said Mr Buck.
"I believe that the lumber Industry
is recovering from the reaction of the
past few years. That is why the
Booth-Kelly company is rebuilding its
mill at Springfield.
"Overproduction was partly the
cause of the present low prices in the
lumber market, but a certain curtail
ment haa been reached by the cutting
off of the cheap pnxlucer.
"The opening of the Panama canal
will have a direct influence upon the
lumber market. The San Francisco
exposition, too, will draw homeseekers
from all over the nation.
"Railroads will aid the lumber in
dustry in Oregon. The attention that
President Sproule, of the Southern Pa
cific company, is paying to the lumber
industry is very significant."
POLK APPLE CROP IS GOOD
Orchards Well Cared For and Ab
sence of Pests Is Noted.
Monmouth Polk county's apple
crop is good this season. The harvest
is to begin at once, provided the
weather is favorable for picking. Al
though there is not so large an acre
age of apples as of prunes, the apples
are sound this fall, and the absence of
pests is especially noted.
Last year M. M. Harvey, living li
miles north of this city, picked proba
blv the largest crop for any one own
er. His orchard of seveial standard
varieties yielded about 1500 boxes,
which netted a good price. Mr. Har
vey haa another heavy crop this fall.
The varieties that have proven them
selves adapted to this section of the
valley are Spitzenberg, King, Graven
stein, Northern Spy, and Red Astra
chan. A recent crusade in this Jdistirct
caused a remarkable abatement of
codling moth. AH trees were sprayed
and pruned, and the trees in 'some old
orchards were ordered to De burned,
Lime and sulphur sprays each year
have caused the product to become
Vetch Seed Being Held.
Monmouth Growers of vetch and
clover in this district are, to a great
extent, holding their seed in hopes of
higher prices. A few sales have been
made, but these were forced on ac
count of no floor space or any place to
hold the seed. By holding the vetch
for several months it is believed that
from two and one-half to three cents
pound can be obtained.
The crop this season in this part of
Polk county was heavy and there was
no rain to damage the crop before it
Comprising between 1000 and 2000
acres of clover in Polk county, the
crop was valued at approximately
$80,000, it is estimated. The largest
in this region was that of William
Riddell & Sons, who had about 250
acres. T. R. Cook's crop, near Iewi
ville, wsa one of the heaviest yield
ing. From 18 acres he obtained 180
bushels of clover seed. Much of this
is being held for higher prices.
Klamath Crop Is Bumper.
Klamath Falls More than 50 bush
els of wheat to the acre is the record
made by Burrell W. Short, who lives
five miles southeast of this city. The
variety was Turkey red, and Mr. Short
will try a larger area next year. He
put in all the seed he had on 71 acres
and produced 370 bushels. Mr. Short
is a progressive farmer and took the
farmers' short course in the Oregon
Agricultural college when more than
40 years of age. In 1911 he raised 197
tons of alfalfa and timothy on 40 acres
of land, for the first cutting.
Big Timber Deal in Sight.
Newport A big timber deal is re
ported in sight, involving the sale of
about 2,000,000,000 feet of Siletz
timber. The price Is said to be $1 a
thousand. Eastern capitalists are the
prospective purchasers and their rep
resentative is now en route to the
Coast from New York. If the deal is
successfully manipulated operations
will shortly follow for cutting and
marketing the timber. An Eastern
market will be reached via the Pana
ma canal route.
State Is Paying Interest.
Salem Because of the small tax
levy last year and large appropriations
made by the recent legislature, the
state has begun paying 6 per cent in
terest on unpaid warrants. State
Treasurer Kay estimates that the
state will pay interest on at least $1,
000,000 before the next tax money
will be available for use. This money
will be available next April.
Oregon Apples to Denmark.
Milton L. L. Johnson will again
ship apples to Denmark this year.
Last fall he consigned a carload to Co
penhagen and realized good returns,
lie will forward a mixed car of the
best telling varieties.
FARMERS WEEK AT COLLEGE
Rural Organization to Be Theme of
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor-vallis-Rural
organisation will be the
key note of Farmers' Week at the
Oregon Agricultural college, December
8 to 13. Farmers who are learning
that there is something more than
bountiful crops essential to profitable
farming will be given an opportunity
to learn of successful co-operative pro
duction and marketing as carried on In
most parts of Europe and In a few
places in America. European farmers
refused to organize until driven by
grim necessity, but are now practicing
co-operative methods so successfully
that with Inferior advantages they are
on a higher plane of prosperity than
that enjoyed by American farmers.
Details of the organised operations
will be explained as fully as possible
by Dr. Hector Macpherson, who was
an official delegate in the American
commission that toured Europe last
summer to investigate rural organiza
tions and credits. The most success
ful American methods will also be ex
plained and illustrated.
Since Dr. Macpherson first reported
informally on tho benefits of co-operation,
many requests have been made
for explanations and instructions for
effecting organizations in Oregon. It
has not been possible to give such In
formation by letter, as there are so
many intricate details to be worked
out in view of local conditions. Hut
if concrete problems of organization
are presented at the meetings all that
can be done will be done to furnish a
workable plan for each case.
Other importimt subjects treated
will be good roads, increasing soil fer
tility, best crops and cultural methods
of same, and the spiritunlization of
the country home through pleasant
and healthful surroundings and by
beautifying the home.
The six days of the course will be
filled with matters of absorbing in
terest to farmers who hope to make
more profitable and enjoyable the
country home in Oregon. Opportuni
ties will be given to observe success
ful crop, dairy, fruit and poultry
methods, to study first hand the best
modern system of butter and cheese
production, and to confer with experts
and with each other on vital questions
Excursion rates are offered by all
railroads in Oregon. Send for Bulle
tin No. 8 for preliminary circular, to
R. D. Hetzel, Director of Extension,
OREGON'S FARM PRODUCTS
VALUED AT 110 MILLIONS
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis The sum of $200 for every
man, woman and child in Oregon
would be their share of the value of
the state's agricultural products for
the present year, if distributed equally
among them. The valuation of farm
products is almost $140,000,000, ac
cording to the estimates of Dr. James
Withycombe, director of the experi
ment station, and the population is
slightly under 100,000. If the num
ber of farmers in the state is 50,000,
perhaps an overestimate, the average
sh ire of the farmer is about $2H00.
The exact valuation placed . ujwn
farm rmps by Dr. Withycombe is
$74,099,165, and the valuo of other
agricultural products is estimate 1 at
$05,405,500. The grand total is
$139,505,326. This is almost $14,
000,000 greater than the valuation
last year, and indicates great pros
perity. The itemized estimates are as fol
lows: AGRKXLTUKAL CHOI'S. 1913.
Wheat. K. I 7 bushel tM.Ma.MS
(lata. H.'-M".4.'- "-
Itarla-y, 6.'-:i ill
riov-r nml, 17'.i'l "
Fotatnrs. 7H7H.M7 "
lUy. l.Ml.i,:;l Inn,..
Hop.. J)i.nn bslrs
3 :M 1.2
H 101 )
Mmetflisnauus prurlucU. . .
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Other Aerlcnltursl pnaluct-
I'mjltry anil Kin's
W...I, I&.7M.OO Ilia
Mohair. l.lH7;m II. . :
Klamath Grain Men Happy.
Klamath Falls Grain raisers of
Klamath county are much elated over
the announcement by Agpnt S. J.
Bailey that the Southern Pacific has
reduced its rates on grain from this
city to California points. Heretofore
the grain rate to San Francisco has
been $5.40 per ton and to Los Angeles
$8.80. The new order lowers these to
$5 and 47.50. The grain rate to Sac
ramento, $4.50 a ton, was left un
changed. This is 50 cents a ton
cheaper than from other Southern
Sixis River Mine Being Worked.
Bandon Work on a large scale is
being made on a mining claim at the
Sixis River, near Bandon. A steam
shovel has been shipped from Portland
and a number of buildings are being
erected. A canal system is being con
structed that will give 3000 miners'
Inches, which la equal to 75 cubic feet
a second. The mining engineer re
ports that the claim contains over 14,
000,000 cubic yards of blue gravel,
some of which has, it is said, panned
$200 to the cubic yard.
WHIM MM JP lJJ M JQM
BIG GAME CARTRIDGES
Ths time of all others when reliable cartridge are Invaluable U In
tig-game hunting. " A mlss-ftre, an Inaccurate cartridge, or on
having poor panstration easy mean ttie loeaof a coveted trophy of
evl lujury to the hunter. Wtuensater, the W brand of cartridge,
smokeless or black pewder, san always be relied on to be ure
flre, accurate, saj to have speed and penetration. You can help
jfAfit tovit jinvr a avvcKnn by vatso tiikm. m
The vscuum principle has been
adapwd to a fly trap Invented by a
Colorado man, the Insects being drawn
to their doom through funnels placed
at windows, tables, and other places
where they congregate.
s a soothing and strengthening per
vine allays and mi IktaMnrrvuutnrilabilily,
Irritability, nervous eiluMMtkm, mI oilier
IIlreMlu symptom communis attendant
upon luncltonal and oruanlc diwam ot the
(nrtnlne organ. It InJuve irtreahlnS
and raueva awntal anaietj and 03i"uloitii.
THAT STIMULA1 tS
GROWTH CF HAIR
And Revives Pigment-forming Celts That
Give IW Its Natural Color.
Hardly any of u are entirrly free from
dandruff or other scalp affertiotia. Million
of OS, so long as the trouhle la alight, do little
or Bollilng to cure the alTerliua. Olhrr mil
lion are tiring to do something, but getting
no reeulU, by applying all sort of fanry col
ored sad fancy eair.ed hair "toni'S."' Yoo
are sot likely to get much Unellt, If any.
by using an p reiteration that dues not con
tain tho one known drug that poailively stim
alatea tb growth of hair. The safe and auro
way Is to mix your own tonic or go to a reli
able drnggiat end bare him mis It furyuu.
Her Is a simple formula: o. ordinary Hay
Rum; Z os. ordinary LaTona de Curr.poeee; H
drachm Menthol Cryalala. If you choiae, add
1 drachm of your favorite perfume. Apply
to the eralp with finger tip, night and morn
ing, to deetroy dandruff, to atop falling hair,
to clranae and beautify the hair, and to stim
ulate the growth of the hair. Thia treatment
la recommended to stimulate the growth of
ths balr, even In eaaes of complete baldness.
If your hair I prematurely gray, try It and
see If it will not make the pigment forming
cella ectire enough to completely restore tho
natural color. This formula contains no dye
or artificial coloring matter but Is designed to
make nature produce the natural . lor la tho
natural way. Any drut(glt can supply yoa
with the Ingredient or mis the tonia for yoa.
Constipation causes and st riously ag
gravate many t)iea-n a. It is thor
oughly cured by Ir. Tierce's I'elleU.
Tiny sugar-coated granule.
lirusscls The famous $626,000
pearl necklace which was stolen from
the mails and later picked up by a
workman on a London sidewalk, was
sold to Mile. DuMonreau de Kergen
dael, of this city, who is said to be
acting for a "celebrated personage,"
To cool the air far underground and
thereby permit the miners to work
longer shifts ths owners of a German
coal mine compress air at the surface
of the ground and pipe it through the
She I wonder why they hung that
picture. He-Perhaps they couldn't
catch the artist. ISoston Transcript.
RAISES the DOUGH
Better than other pewder
producing light, dainty, whole.
some cakes ana paatrie
is high arada and
moderate in erica
25c lb. tin at grocer
Crseceet Ml. Co Seattle
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I. Ihtmrr Isatrsc
I. k4 lessens.
A COMIHC PROFE sioa
tall sr sand for
( astral Y. M. V. A.
Ilk ana Tarlnr Hla.
In a new resuscitation rTaJ
which weighs bat seven pounds rJ
oxygen Is obtained at any deilrl
pressure by the admission of wittr I
a compartment containing a pitenJ
"A Perfect Woman Nobly Planned
To Warn, to Comfort ana Command"
Nature never Intended wom.in to be delicate, ailing, or a sufferer front
"nerve." Women In middle see complain of "hot flailirv" Many
women suffer nrellely from (Jlilhood to womanhood, and Irom molb,
erhood to middle III with ha luitlie. or hratU.h. dlulneu. tilnlnr,or
bcarlnRiwn srnutlon. For a permanent relict from these dlitrcuiiig
symptums nothing1 Is so good as
The "Favorite Prescription"
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wonwn. YMir tlralei in metlkine a a)
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him herst lf.
Warden Good heaven 1 Rat i
away from hlmquirk before be ntln
a saw or the crust ana ccaes.
Parking Hint for China.
It should be remembered whin pari
Ing china or glasaware that itri
straw Is better than dry, and mm
paper more advisable that lints
Statesman I trust the tieonla.
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and thus jrove that your
liver is workinp; properly.
It Is always the person with
a "lazy liver" that is down
hearted, blue and despond
ent Chwr up help the
liver and lapwela in their
work by takinjr
and you have the aecret to
health and happiness.
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