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SESSION IS FINISHED
Irrigation Congress Closes Very
FINCHOT'S WORK GIVEN PRAISE
Resolutions Commend Forestry and
Reclamation Bureaus To Meet
Next at Pueblo, Colorado.
Spokane, Aug. 14. With the elec
tion of officers, the selection of Pueblo,
Col., as the next meeting place, the
passage of resolutions commending
both tho efforts of Pinchot and Newell
in the forestry and reclamation bureaus,
asking a $10,000,000 irrigation fund
from congress and commending the
Mississippi deep waterway, the 17th
National Irrigation congress came to a
practical adjournment yesterday.
The following officers in addition to
the election of B. A. Fowler, of
Phoenix. Ariz., president, and Arthur
Hooker, of Spokane, secretary, were
elected unanimously :
First vice president, Ralph Twitch-
ell, of New Meixco; second vice presi
dent, R. W. Young, of Utah; third
vice president, L. N. Newman, of
Montana; fourth vice president, W. F.
Fleming, of ,New Mexico; fifth vice
president, E. J. Watson, of South
An annual appropriation of $10,000,
000 for a period of five years to aid in
irrigation work is asked of congress in
resolutions by the National Irrigation
congress. This is perhaps the most
important recommendation in the reso
lutions adopted, of which the following
is a synopsis :
That homesteaders under a govern
ment project shall not be required to
establish a residence before the gov
ernment is prepared to furnish them
That the government take'meosures
to drain swamp lands in aid of land re
clamation and of public health.
That the Irrigation congress aid,
with other conservation organizations,
to bring about waterway improve
ments, reforestation, drainage and
other like projects.
That there be brought about surveys
and estimates of reclamation of sub
merged lands where the work is inter
national in character. (This refers
Northern Idaho more specifically.)
That the reclamation act be
tended to Hawaii.
That the states pass laws regulating
cutting of public and private timber,
That there should be no political
lines with reference to the use of water
That the Mississippi deep waterway
The committee turned down the res
olution asking a $5,000,000,000 bond
issue, after a debate in which some
the Washington delegation upheld the
CANKER ATTACKS TREES.
Orchardists Find It Most Troublo-
somo Pest in Northwest.
Black spot canker is ono of tho most
troublesome fruit pests of tho North
west and ono which fruit growers must
understand and be able to recognize if
they expect to make headway against it
During the fall tho spores or "seeds"
are lodged onjtho npplos, being distrib
uted by tbe wind or other agencies.
Lator, when tho apples are Btored in
cellars where there is an abundanco of
moisture "sweating" occurs, a condi
tion very f avorablo for the germination
Black spot canker is responsible for
tho great part of fruit rotting that
occurs. The most effective treatment
is a thorough spraying with bordeaux
mixture in November, when the spores
or seeds are floating in the orchard.
Because the fungus gives such Blight
evidenco of its presence in tho bark in
the fall, and because bo apparent in the
spring, many orchardists make the mis
take of attempting to combat it in tho
spring alter it has already gotten in
the bark. Such treatment is ineffect
ual, however. The spore must bo
killed before it has germinated.
BALLINGER IS FLAYED
FRIENDS RESENT ATTACK.
Secretary Is Accused of Playing
Into Hands ot Water Trust.
TURNER HURRIES TO HIS DEFENSE
Ex-Governor Pardoe Roundly Scores
Giving Away of Power Sites
Wants Roosevelt Policies.
DEPOSIT TO BE MINED.
HOLD UP BANK.
Oregon Boys Secure S 7,000 But Are
San Francisco, Aug. 14. Two Ore
gon youths, neither one much over 18
years of age, walked into the Valley
bank of 'Santa Clara shortly after 10
o'clock yesterday morning, and lining
up the - three clerks at the muzzles of
revolvers, pushed one of the men for
ward and told him to place $7,000 in
bag and give it to them."
"And be quick about it, too," said
one of the hold-ups, "and if it is shy
I'll blow the top of your head off."
While the clerk was obeying the
youths, the others had a good chance
to study their faces, as neither of the
amateurish desperadoes was masked
uasnier tsirge placed the required sum
in a sack and gave it to the two invad
ers, who at once left the bank, went a
half a block, and jumped into a wait
ing automobile. There one of the men
placed a revolver at the chaffeur's
head and commanded him to "let her
out for all she's worth." The chaffeur
complied and the heavy car disappeared
in a cloud of dust.
Some miles out of town, however, the
machine broke down or the driver dis
abled it and the robbers .took to the
fields. Their direction was ascertained
and shortly afterwards they were over
taken by Sheriff Langford and Deputy
Sheriff F. Lowell on the banks of
Sheriff Langford made every effort
to discover the identity of the prison
ers, but beyond saying they were from
Oregon they would tell nothing of their
Organize Against Middleman.
Colusa, Cal., Aug. 14. The farmers
of the Sacramento valley, particularly
on the west side of the Sacramento
river, are preparing to organize an as
Bociation to "protect the growers from
giving half their profits to the middle
man." After thoroughly organizing it
is the purpose of the farmers to co-op
erate and break tbe system of selling
goods through the commission agencies.
One meeting has already been bold,
and the farmers are enthusiastic.
$500 Coin For SIO Fine.
San FranciBco, Aug. 14. A gold
piece, valued by collectors at $d00, was
paid into the police court today for a
$10 fino, and is said to be ono of" six
freak pieces coined'in 1847 from which
the words, "In God .We Trust" were
omitted by accident. These six coins
escaped into circulation before the stop
order was received and they are now
eagerly Bought by collectors. It is not
known who paid the $10 piece.
'Beeswax" Has Been Found
to Be Ozocerite.
That the product found in the sand at
the mouth of the Nehalem river, pop
ularly believed to be beeswax from a
wrecked Spanish galleon, is valuable
substance known to chemistry as ozo
cerite, was the statement made by J.
Walter, president of the Necarney
L.uy iiyraocarcon uu company, a cor
poration organized to exploit the pro
duct For years visitors to that coast
have picked up the wax-like lumps that
have strewn the beach there. The
general opinion has prevailed that it
was beeswax brought from Manila for
one of the Spanish settlements in Call
forma and that the shin was wrecked
mere. me discovery was made as
early as 1813 by the Indians.
fi.it uarson, tne lamous scout, now
employed as an assayer by the govern
ment, visited the place and announced
that the supposed beeswax was none
other than ozcerite, a product of hydro
carbon oil, found only in South Amer
ica and in small quantities in Northern
ALL NATIONS INVITED.
Official Call Is Issued for Fourth Dry
Billings, Mont. Secretary John T.
Burns has issued the official call for the
fourth annual session of the Dry Farm
ing congress, to be held at Billings,
Mont, October 26-27-28, 1909. The
call is addressed to the president of the
united stales, tne diplomatic repre
sentatives of foreign nations, ministers
and secretaries of agriculture of all
countries, governors of states, presi
dents ot agricultural colleges, state
land boards, state engineers, state
boards of agriculture, national, state
and county agricultural associations,
or grange lodges, livestock associa
tions, horticultural societies, county
commissioners, mayors of cities, presi
dents of towns, all commercial bodies.
rauroad and immigration companies
and members of the Dry Farming con
gress. In addition to these the call is
Bent to about 30,000 individual farm
ers and others interested in agriculture
in the WeBt
Spoknno, Aug. 12. With tho stage
carefully sot, the actors prepared in
their lines and an ovowholming audi
ence in its place, the Bnllinger battlo
royal burst upon tho National Irriga-
tion congress yesterday afternoon.
Tho man who, in the language of
an enthusiastic Californian, "ripped
things wide open" first was Dr. George
0. Pardee, ox-governor of California.
Pardee attacked Richard A. Ballin
ger, secretary of tho interior, with a
fierceness only exceeded by that of
George Turner, ex-senator of Washing
ton, who took up the cudgels in dofense
of Secretary Ballinger. These two
became tho principal actors in tho lit
tie drama which was enacted after tho
appearance of the secretary.
Dr. Pardee told of the activities of
ex-Secretry Garfield,who, under tho in
structions of President RoosevelLwith
drew from public entry many tracts of
land under the beilef that theso lands
should bo held for the people. Now, he
said, Secretary Ballinger has again put
up for entrv these lands, and each tract
Has in its boundary a water-power site.
"1 do not oppose private enterprise
in the development of these sites,
said ur. raraee, "hut l do oppose giv-
ing away immense rights to private
corporations which in a few years will
noio tne same political control over
cities and states that railways now hold
as a result of the magnificent gifts
made them when they were asking for
help to construct We do know the
corruption which has resulted from
railway control. Shall we now hand
out to a new form of corporate power
an entirely new form of power over our
"The thing to do," said the former
California governor, "is to withdraw
the water-power sites, as did Roose
velt, and bold them for the people.
Dr. Pardee, when Been later, fur
nished technical descriptions of dam
sites which he said proved conclusively
that dam sites which have been taken
up under Secretary Ballinger could not
have been taken up under Garfield.
LAND OFFICE BUSY.
Lands in Flathead Reservation to Be
Allotted to Fortunate.
Spokane, Aug. 12. The drawing for
government lands in the Flathead res
ervation will be held at Coeur 'dAlene
today, beginning at 10 o'clock in the
morning and lasting for three days.
A total of 6,000 names will constitute
the list of winning homeseekers and
these names will be drawn at the rate
of 2,000 a day until Sunday. The total
registration in the Flathead
tion was 80,893.
Promptly at 10 o'clock the
containing the applications
opened in full view of the public
the letters will be raked over by
Secretary of Intorior Dofondod at lr
Spokane. Aug. 18. John L. Wilson,
ex-United StateB senator from Wash
ington, and John Farson, millionaire
banker of Chicago, clubman and n bo-
cioty loader, broko into tho limelight
beforo tho National Irrigation congress
vostcrdav in dofonso of Richard A.
Ballinger, scorotary of tho Interior,
and succeeded in keoping tho Ballin'
cor-Pinchot "feud." so-called, in tho
Tho forepart rof yesterday's session
did not offer, Boemingly, tho propor
oponing for a continuation of ths
troublo until Dr. Pardee, ox-govornor
of California, rose to question a Btato
ment mado by a Bpeakcr. Dr. Purdeo
warmed to his Bubjoct to such an ox-
tent that ho f oon brought in his charges
against the Bccrotary of tho intorior
and accused that official again of per
mitting tho opening for entry of vnlu-
ablo water-power lands.
Tho afternoon sossion was hardly
under way when W. W. Fnrrcll, of
Farrell, Idaho, took tho floor and dur
ing tho time allowed for discussion at
tacked severely the Washington Power
company, tho concern which supplies
power to the city of Spokano. At tho
expiration of his five-minuto timo al
lowance there wero crios from all parts
of tho building for Mr. Farrell to "go
A vote- was taken and finally tho
Idaho man was allowed to proceed.
Ex-Senator Wilson was seemingly in
less of a bcllicoso mood. He started
reading from a typewritten manuscript,
but it became evident as ho proceeded
that ho had something on his mind
aside from his typewritten pupor. Sud
denly ho flung usido tho notes on irri
gation, peaceful homes and deserts
that blossom as the rose.
There may Do those that do wrong
in this land," ho shouted. "There may
bo water power companies that disobey
the law. But I want to eav here that
I stand for Richard A. Ballinger and I
shall hear no man Bay he is dishonest"
Dr. A. C. True, director of tho office
of experiment stations, spoke on tho
scope and purpose of tho national irri
. Ex-Governor F. R. Gooding, of Idaho,
tola of the work done in his stato under
the Carey act Ho said that in five
years the lands under ditch in the
Twin Falls projects has come to a point
where the best fruit crops in tho West
ern states are produced through irri
Paul C. Clagstone, speaker of tho
Idaho housa of representatives, made
a plea for aid from tho congress in ob
taining drainage for the lands in
Northern Idaho, not only to aid in re
claming the land but to fight the ma!
anal mosquito pest in that region.
R. H. Thompson, city engineer
Seattle, read a technical paper
pumping for irrigation.
The only contest of consequence
present seemsto bo that over tho udop
tion of the resolution asking for fed
eral bond issue of $5,000,000,000 to ho
used in aid of irrigation. It is under
stood that the Washington delegation
will urge the adoption of th's resolu
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
LUMBER CUT HEAVY.
Mill at Tillamook Turns
50,000 Foot Per Day.
Tillamook Tho Tillamook Lumbor
PREPARE FOR Road,
Nowly Organized Farmer. in.
,.f Mr0,3h of Way ,
TiuamooK ino iiuumuuK uumuur unuiuiun xo negotiate! iil
Manufacturing company's now sawmill tiers on Irrigated land BnenriT 8el
In this city is turning out 60,000 foot A. A. Colo, socrotnrv nf . rmIton.
of lumber dnily most of which is bolng Rnnlzed farmers trollev L, i lyot
wcBt end of Umatilla a m
along tho line ot St
wuy. lor r'ght of
INCIANA MAN FIRST.
Big Washington Project.
Kennewick That preliminary plans
have been made for a big irrigation
project, which will water thousands of
acres of sagebrush land in Grant
county are under way, is the informa-
tion given out by J. M. Spencer of
Plains, Mont. Mr. Spencer, who has
large land interests in the Crab creek
country, says that the farmers in that
section have begun active preparations
to place 550,000 acres under irrigation
by means of a pipe line to be built
from the Columbia river to the Crab
creek valley in Grant county.
It will cost $5, 000, 000 to complete
this gigantic undertaking, which will
be one of the longest gravity systems
in the world. The pipe line will run
more than 1UU miles before it reaches
the nearest land to be watered and the
farthest point will be tbe Columbia
river, on the northern boundary of
Central Oregon Settling Up.
Burns Notwithstanding heavy im
migration and settlement the past few
years, there are yet in Harney county
over 3,000,000 acres of government
land subject to entry, including timber,
grazing, mineral and agricultural
land, a greater area than the entire
state of New Jersey, and two-thirds
the area of the whole of Massachusetts,
Up to a short time ago, this vast
domain was devoted entirely to stock
raising, immense herds of cattle, sheep
and horses reeding over the illimitable
ranges during the greater part of tho
year, while largo quantities of hay
have been cut for their winter use.
This has been changed. The past
few seasons have brought hundreds of
Industrious Bottlers who are opening up
farms and meeting with the most en
couraging success in agriculture.
Adviser to King of Siam.
New York, Aug. 9. Jens Sverson
Westengard, of Chicago, has been cre
ated general adviser to tbe Siam gov
ernment, according to a cablegram from
Bangkok. Westengard, who is now In
Bangkok, where he has been serving
for two years as assistant general ad
viser, will start for America within a
week to make a short visit to his old
home. HIb work has been bo satisfac
tory to the king and the government
that his quick promotion has followed.
ernment officials as in the Coeur
Af ter.the letters are properly mixed.
Miss Christina Donlan will step into
the arena and draw the first number.
After the first number has been drawn
Miss Donlan will be assisted in choos
ing the numbers by Miss Helen Ham
ilton and Miss Margaret Post The
same formula of registering the win
ners and informing them will be used
as in the drawing for the Coeur
d' Alene reservation lands.
xwenty government employes are
busily engaged in arranging the names
of applicants for Coeur d'Alene lands
whose names did not appear on the
winning list After the names have
been placed in alphabetical order em
ployes will check the names of the win
ners, with the total number registered,
ano it it is iound any of the winners
registered twice their names will be
thrown out and the succeeding num
bers moved up.
Motor Not Yet Perfected.
New York, Aug. 12. In an inter
view just before Bailing for Europe
Orville Wright Baid the only obstacle
in the way of a thousand mile flight by
aeroplane was the imperfection of the
motors. lie said the aeroplane had de
veloped faster than the engine. The
main thing needed in aeronautics was
an onigne that would not stop until
the aviator shut it off. With such ran
engine aviation would be mado safe
and simple. Wright goes to England
to inspect a factory where aeroplanes
of the Wright typo are being made.
No Debts and No Taxation.
Plains, Mont, Aug. 12. Out of debt
and with no taxation for the fiscal year
ending April 30, 1910, is tho record of
.the local municipal organization. At
the last meeting of tho council a reso
lution was passed and approved by the
mayor providing that no tax be levied
for this year, and the clerk was in
structed to so notify the county treas
urer. This action was taken after as
certaining that the revenue from other
sources than taxes would bo ample.
Still No Trace of Boat.
Simonstown, Cape Colony. Aug. 12.
The British cruiser Fort returned
here today after an unsuccessful search
for the steamer Waratah, during which
a distance of 1,320 miles was traveled.
Choice Flathead, Montana. Indian
Land Given Away.
Spokane, Aug. 13. Two thousand
names were drawn yesterday for tho
Flathead Indian reservation, and Jo
seph Furay, of Warsaw, Ind., was the
winner of the lucky No. 1. A crowd
of 600 -persons assembled to hear the
names of the winners and throughout
the day there wos about the same num
ber around the drawing stand, manv
coming and going.
The weather was cool and tho sky
overcast at tne beginning, but It soon
became extremely hot
1 he first envelope was picked un bv
intie miss Donlan at 10:30 and the an
nouncement of the winner was greeted
with a cheer.
Thereafter tho drawing became per
functory. A striking oath was found
in tho application of Miranda Dickev
oi ruuman, wash., who received an
excellent claim, and who sworo that
Bhe was 53 years old, weighed just 20
pounds, and put Uoliath to shame by
measuring 63 feet, 125 inches in
height Judge Witten allowed it
Suit to Recover Lands.
Denver, Aug. 12. Tho Calumet
fuel company and 13 individuals are
named as defendants in a suit filed in
the federal court today by United
otaieB uisincc Attorney Wurd to ro-
cover 880 acres of land, valued at ovor
half a million dollars, alleged to havo
been Becured through dummy entrvmen.
m t i tit . i . . "
ine lano is located in tho Fueb o. Cob-
land office district Ono of thoso named
as a defendant is George W Kramer.
wno has since died, vice-president of
tho Denver & Rio Grande railroad, and
president uione express company.
Russia Growing Anxious.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 13. Annrehon.
sion has been aroused in political cir
cles noro by tho energy displayed by
mo jujmnusu in pusning the construc
tion of tho Autung-Mukden railroad,
tne Btragetic importance of which in
luiiy realized in at Petersburg. Even
a greater degree of disou etude linn
been caused by tho Japanese plans for
a naval base at tho mouth of tho Tumnr
river. This is considered verging on an
miraction ot tne Portsmouth trntv
Russian Robbers Foiled.
Flume, Hungary. Aug. 13 Thn
General Credit bank of this citv .wnn
raided today by threo Russians, who
Bhot down tho cashier and rifled the
safe of ?U,UUU. Tho men then fled. A
policeman Bucceoding in knocking down
the man who was carrying the loot but
the other two escaped.
used for building purposes In and
around Tillamook City. Tho compnny
was organized by Georgo B. Lamb,
Carl Haborlach, II. T. Botta and Frod
C. Baker, and tho sawmill has an idoal
location, boing at tho head of nnviga
tion and right in tho heart of Tillamook
county and city. It took over $40,000
for its sito, buildings and machinery.
Tho mill has two largo high-proBsuro
boilors, two engines, large circular
sawmill and a pony mill, with planers,
box machinery and dry kiln nnd cm
ploys about 30 men. It is ontiroly lo
cal capital at tho back of tho now on
Several shipments of spruce hnvo
been Bent to Portland on tho Btcnnrer
Argo, which docks at tho company's
warchouBo In Hoquarton slough. This
is as far as steamers can go inland in
Tillamook county, which is at tho
bridgo on tho road going north. Tho
company has obtained tno riunts to
boom logs on the oast side of tho bridgo
in Hoquarton Blough, whoro sovornl
million foot of logs can bo stored. A
cut was mado from tho slough to tho
end of tho log slip, tho government
dredge boing UBed for that purpose,
Th Pacific Rallwny& Navigation com
pany will run a spur from tho dopot
along tho waterfront of Tillamook City,
tho track running on tho north aide of
the sawmill and through tho company's
lumber yard. This will glvo tho Tilla
mook Lumber company railroad and
shipping facilities on its own prop
erty. Tho now sawmill has givon the
city a steady monthly payroll of nbout
$2000, and as soon as the local domand
for lumbor diminishes it will bo in tho
market for export lumbor.
Will Visit Hood River.
Hood Rivor Sovoral hundred of tho
most prominent residents of the agri
cultural collegos nnd oxporimont sta
tions of the United States, accompanied
by their wives, will visit Hood River
valloy, August 21. Tho party will
leave Portland by special train and will
bo met at Hood River with automobiles
and carriages and bo given a drlvo over
the valley to witness tho splendor of
Hood River s orchards, It is planned
to serve tho guests with n genuino
Hood River luncheon, in which the
famous Gravcnstoins will form a prom
inent part on tho menu. The distin
guished visitors will bo guests of tho
Commerical club while in the Applo
Governor Names Delegates,
Salem Delegates to the first Nn
tional Conservation congress to bo held
at tho auditorium of tho Alaska-Yukon
Pacific exposition, Seattle, August 26,
27 and 28 have been appointed by Gov
ernor Benson as follows: J. N. Teal,
cnairman urcgon conservation com
mission, Portland; Edward H. McAl
lister, dean of tho School of Engineer
ing, University of Oregon, Eugene;
George M. Cornwall, editor Pacific
Timberman, Portland; W. K. Newell,
member state board of horticulture,
Gaston; and E. W. Wright, editorial
Sottlors havo IndleAid - .......
to nostst tho mllrnml i. .i" .'""Knew
of way nnd subscribing 7 " rifht
Block If needed, but Is Ihll C?m
been only Vrtl&JftM
hnnn tnUnn M- o.T "leas hav
Mr. Pni Sfl? have
on this trip something of tho SIT;
land from Pendleton to n f, m Jt
especia uy of tormlnnl j " ""c
till... . Tho
mm irrigation nrn .i "uo
pot site not far from 1-
nnd on Into tho rich
Tho pinna now am n ... ...
tho line until an Imm"
enn bo constructed on , ,,r p ?"1
rlvm. n a inn "nan a
Went of The "now coT'l Tt
Cole, of Pendleton, is sffiJ? A
Big Tract Being Pined Urf. ....
In Roguo River Valley.
Granti Pass Conni
gravly canal and htt, it .. .:n6
n' r Br m w from
uuuuu rivur to tno or (i nnrl. I-
nround Grants Pobs is nrocr1Z
raoidlv. The mnf ,UfrrL?Mi
it i. -.u.mii, union of
tho gravity cana . thnt nnn, u 4
dam, was uttackod with two
hydraulic giants. Bv this tnelhnJ IL.
cemented ground and huge boulders
wero easily removed. Th
canal is 12 feet wfrin nt th- i.. ,1
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fanr nr IHa r l '
Two high lino ditches havo niiAn -in
structed, ono on each side of ih i..
Tl.-.n n.tn : i i .it -"-."si.
mil luigmo an oi uranta rasa
ana mucn oi tho country nd(M,t
to this city. Tho Bouth bank ditch
will roach nnd cover tho orchards and
fnrmB of tho Frultdole district Money
for tho undertaking was entirely sod-
iiuu nuin urnnis 1 bbb.
Sand Island Is Gold Mine.
Tho Dalles Two not ces of location
of mining claims have been filed with
County Clerk Angle. Tho claims are
iuv.-iii.vu on un ininnu near me mouth of
tho Deschutes rivor, Hugh Ritchie
files on 20 acres in the name of the Red
Wing Placer Mining claim, and Emma
S. Ward flies on 10 acres in tbe name
of tho Columbia nlacor claim. The
island contains GO acres during low
wntnr. Mr. nitrhfn naaarta Kf Ma
claim assays CO cents gold to the yard.
Elmlra Will Aid Road.
Eugene Tho citizens of Eocene
who went to Elmirn in tho interest of
tho Eugene & Western railway were
woll received by the people of that lo
cality, nnd several thousand dollars in
money was promised tho promoters of
tho road if it should go through or
. ri t I r ..I i 11 ...
near Ciimiru. unoor ana supplies were
also promised by citizens who are anx
ious to secure tho road.
Big Deal In Fruit Land.
Hood Rivor A largo land deal has
just been consummated horo by tho
purchase by J. E. Robertson, Alex S.
Reed and J. M. Culbcrtson, local can
Statists, of 800 acres of unimproved
fruit land from tho Stanley-Smith
Lumber company. Tho tract, which is
considered ono of tho best in the val
ley, is situated six miles west of the
city, and sold for $57 nn acre. It Ib
the intention of the purchasers to cut
it up in Bmall tracts. A largo snr ng.
which has been mentioned as possible
for a wuter supply for tho city, is sit
uated on tho land.
Big Umatilla Land Solo.
Athena As a further evidenco of
tho producing qualities of Umatilla
land, Joseph Key has just paid $18,000
for 160 acres of wheat land, with or
dinary Improvomfnts. Tho land was
owned by Donald McKlnnon and is
about threo milt'B from Athena. Mr.
McKinnon, u pioneer rancher, nnd fam
ily will move to Alberta Bomo timo this
fall to join his children, who moved
thero sorno timo ago. John McKinnon.
his son, sold n ranch of 100 acres last
year to Joseph Shrood for $105 per
Eugene Gives Moro Money,
Eugene Tho third day of tho nctivo
canvass for funds for tho railway from
juigeno to tho Paclllc coast resulted In
a total of $3000. The work of tho
threo days has amounted to $12,000
and tho committees nro gratified wtlh
tho progress that has boon made.
Those in charge do not doubt that tho
$150,000 required will bo rnlBed. Tho
plan to build to the coast and then con
nect with Coos bay by a cooBt lino is
receiving good support horo.
Barber Shops Cleaner.
Salem Tho state board of barber
examiners hafl submitted its annual re
port to tho governor. Tho report ahowa
total receipts from January 1. 1009. to
Juno 30, 1U09, of $1,100.26; cash on
hand Juno 80, $888.48. Tho report
states that throughout tho state tho
law is boing better observed and all
barber shons are being conducted un
der bettor sanitary condltlonB than ovor
Wheat Bluostem, 9G(fJ97c; club, 91
(?Z92c; red Russian, 80(&90c; valley,
9177.94c: 40-fo d. 92(ff.93c.
Borlov Feed. 226: brewing, u
Oats S28Jf28.5U per ton.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
inhi ...... MrArrAn SW
fr)18; mixed, $15.0010 60; aiiairs,
$18.50; clover, $11(13; cnoai, vow
firnln Rapb Gic each.
Fruits Apples, new, $102.26 per
limr? nan. SltfJ;1.7G: Ucaclies, oww
$1 per crate; cantaloupes, $2fi?2.50;
plums, 35c$l per box; watermelons,
l&efllJ4c per pound; blackberries,
SI Tifl nnr crato.
' - . . .1. nu'fir
Potatoes Ibcew V" BBCft
potatoes, 4(4Kcper pound.
Onions ji.zwei.w per .
Vegetables-Beans, 46c5e per pound.
cabbage, ltfSlc; cnullaower,
cumbers, 152Gc; onions, WHg'JIr
pons, 7c por pound; radishes, locper
dozen; tomatoes, 75ccri.o"l'-;
. . . -it... ..unurv. eX US',
31c; fancy outside crcnery, 27H
30tfc por pound; fltoro, 21
tfir fnt nrices average lc per pound
under regular butter prices.
Eggs Oregon rancn, cmm.-
27Kc por dwen. n . ,rt.
Pmiltrv lions, ioc; pj't-' ,,,
roosters, 010c; duens, - -
keys, 20c ; squabs, $1.76 2 per a
Pork Fancy, u wn- r- nd;
Veal-Extras, 9X10o Per Punu'
ordinary, 78c; heavy, . er
TTnn 1909 contracts, tW.L
-. ... ,-. ion7 crop.
rwMlnrl. fmTI. 1UU. if". -
1900 crop, bc. mnt per
Wool Eastern uwIT cbo!tf,
pound; valloy, 2325c; mohair, cw
- . 1 1 1 1 , ! .
8.25; common w
2.75 calves, top, $56.WJ
an KtnA. hulln and 8tSg
Sheep Top wothorfl, ,eW
good, $3,503.75; eWoB $ fi
all grades yearnns-. r;- ,anjb, !&
good, $3.508.7G; spring w
$88.50; Dtockorfl, mh VM