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NEWS OF THE WEEK
Condensed Form for
Busy Readers. -
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of tha Past Week.'
Reign of terror is renewed
Tariff revision ib again a leading sub
ject in Washington.
The Japanese fleet awaits the Rus
sians in Corean straits.
Americans have obtained valuable
mining concessions in Corea.
Both sides claim gains in the Chi
cago strike. Conditions are returning
Surveyors report having found a
route for the new railway across Cana
da that is practically level.
Bunan Varilla, ex-minister from
Panama to the United States, . says he
has a plan whereby the canal may be
built in four years.
In a race between the battleships
Missouri, Alabama and Massachusetts
the Missouri gained a mile and a half
on the other two, covering 126 miles
in eight hours.
Herbert Bowen, American minister
to Venezuela, has returned home in
answer to a summons from Secretary
Taft in connection with the ' Loomis
Russian advices say that Admiral
Toso'b flagship has sunk with all on
board. No confirmation can be- ob
tained. If true, it means a heav loss
to the Japanese, as both the admiral
and his ship are badly needed.
Kuropatkin is to be recalled to St
The Chicago teamsters' strike seems
to be dying out.
The United States mint exhibit has
arrived at the Lewis and Clark fair.
The president's hunting-trip is over
and he has taken up .the duties of his
- office again.
. The Multnomah county grand jury
will investigate alleged frauds in se
curing Oregon school lands;
A grand jury at Peoria, Illinois, has
returned indictments against two high
( officers of the Standard Oil company
The Polish Socialist party has issued
a manifesto calling upon the workmen
to return to their places of employ'
Homer Davenport has started for
the Lewis and Clark fair with his col
lection of birds, horses and other ani
mala, where they will be exhibited.
China will request Japan to restore
. Manchuria to its rightful owner as soon
- as the war is over. The Pekin govern
ment plans to station 50,000 troops in
Uermany is anxious lor a reciprocity
teaty with the United States.
Cuba refuses to favor Great Britain
lest she offend the United States
Japan has renewed her protest to
trance and Russia may protest to H 1
Union Pacific stockholders have vot
ed to issue (100,000,000 of preferred
Tacoma a trolley system may be ex
tended ot Portland, application having
been made for right of way part of the
Attorney General Moody holds that
courts cannot make railroad rates, but
that congress may give a commission
that power. .
Heavy snow has fallen in North Da-
kota, Montana and north to "Winnipeg,
The railroads have had to bring out
their snow plows.
The' Chicago strike continues the
same. Two thousand officers are guard
ing the wagons making deliveries to
the boycotted firms.
Pat Crowe, the alleged kidnaper of
Eddie Cudahy, has turned up in Oma
ha and told the story of his wander
ings. He wishes to reform and go' ini
Rojestvensky has started south to
meet Neboga toff's squadron in order to
asve his fleet from the Japanese
A retired British admiral advocates
war with Germany.
A typhoon has scattered and dam
aged the Russian fleet.
Yellow fever is on the decrease in
the Panama canal zone.
Snow has injured Wyoming sheep
just sheared and on unprotected ranges
Chinese will fight the exclusion law
in the United States courts.
Philadelphia has been asked touring
. the liberty bell to the Lewis and "dark
Nebogatoff's squadron has passed
Singapore on its way to join Rojest
. The third trial of Nan Patterson re
sulted in the jury disagreeing. She
may not be tried again.
, The Russian fleet under Admiral Ne
' bogatoff 'is ' believed to have been in
English waters for a week.
VESSELS IN COLLISION.
Southwest Gale Causes Havoc in San
' Francisco Bay. -
San Francisco, May 9. A stiff gale
from the southeast caused damage to
several vessels in the upper bay today.
The torpedo boat destroyer Paul Jones,
, at anchor off Stewart street, dragged
her anchors and collided with the
i cruiser , Marblehead, staving in a plate
! of the Paul Jones and ruining one of
her life boats.
The schooner Ruby, although she
had two anchors out, was carried by
the gale down the bay from her posi
tion off Harrision street, and it was
necessary for the Marblehead to shift
her anchors to avoid being struck by
The big collier Eureka, lying on the
north side of Folsom street wharf,
parted her stern lines and was carried
the high sea .against the tug boat
General Mifflin. The Mifflin was dam
aged to the extent of perhaps $5,000.
The stern of the Eureka was damaged t
tne extent oi several nunarea aoi-
The river steamer Alvise, at Harri
son street wharf, was bunetea about
by the rough seas and in her lurching
lost her smokestack, besides smashing
her fantail and . the guard rail from
stem to stern, the damage amounting
to about 1,000.
BOATS ARE NEARLY DONE.
Designer Rushing Work in
Sebastopol, May 9. The torpedo
boats which are being built at the gov
ernment yard here, under the general
supervision of Lewis Nixon, of - New
York, are nearing completion and their
trials in the Black sea will begin in a
fewdavs. In order to overcome the
iffinh.. .lmi onnnforH ;n nrv
foreign country, Mr. Nixon pro
vided his own organization, with which
he has pushed the construction of these
boats to a state of completion,
Much is expected of these torpedo
boats. The Russian admiralty already
has had practical evidence of the sea
worthiness of the Nixon boats in the
performance of the Gregory, which
crossed . the Atlantic in the face of
heavy weather, but the future pres
tige of the designer of the American
battleship Oregon will depend in Rus
sia upon the result of the coming trials,
which will be much more severe than
usual, in order to test certain things
.1 v it.- a I
them by their American
MADE TWENTY-DOLLAR BILLS
Counterfeiters Caught After Chase
from Coast to Coast.
Portsmouth Va., Mav 9. After a
vigorous chase that led through sev
eral Atlantic coast cities, Secret Ser
vice Officer T. E. Land, of Boston, to
day arrested Thomas Brewster, Charles
Fairbanks, and Robert Slack, all of
San Francisco, charged with extensive
counterfeiting operations. The trio
were located at Key West, Fla., but
they succeeded in eluding arrest until
they reached here.
It is said that large quantities - of
bogus money have been circulated in
all the cities through which the men
passed. Together with the prisoners
the secret service officer captured $5,-i
000 in counterfeit money, most of which
is in tne aenommauon oi zu Dins.
Officer Land said today that he dis
covered that a large number of spurious
bills were made at Buffalo, N. Y
which was the distributing point of
the gang that was operating.
IMMIGRANTS POURING IN.
Over 12,000 Admitted at New York
in Twelve Hours.
New York, May 9. All records were
broken today in the number of immi
grants passing quarantine. Within 12
hours 12,039 foreigners, arriving in
steerage, were0 permitted to enter New
York, indicating that the spring influx
of immigrants this year will probably
exceed the records for former years.
Ten trans-Atlantic liners brought this
army of immigrants to the United
States. They began' to arrive early in
the morning, and tne- last to pass
quarantine was the Hamburg-American
liner Blucher, which was admitted
at 6 o'clock in the afternoon and added
605 names to the already long list of
foreigners arriving in the steerage.
- ' ; Sunk in Dense Fog.
"Vineyard Haven, Mass., May 9.
The Joy- line steamer Aransas, Captain
Rood, was sunk in collision with the
barge -Glendower - one and one half
miles southeast of the Pollock Rip
Shoals lightship at 1 o clock this morn
ing. One life was lost, that of Mamie
Kelley, a passenger for New York from
Boston, whose address is unknown
She was about 25 vears of ace. The
other passengers, of whom there were
37. together with the crew of 25. were
brought here by a tue and landed at
' - Made Russian Naval Base.
London. May 9. ,A telegram from
Hongkong to a news agency gives a
long dispatch, which it alleges the
French authorities at Saigon refused to
transmit April 30, detailing how for
ten days the Russian Pacific squadron
was allowed to convert Kamranh bay
practically into a RusBian base, freely out tne empire act jointly in boycotting be the prelude to another general bat
coaling and'provisioning under the di- tne goods of French merchants. It is tie.- The Japanese have concentrated
rection of Prince Lieven. captain of the
interned Russian cruiser Diana, the
French admiral being present.
Officers Torn to Pieces. ,v
Ekati, Rinsburg, Russia, May 9. In
revenge for the death of a workman
who was drowned in attempting to es
cape, from a patrol, a mob of workmen
gathered and tore to pieces two officers
Order has been restored.' ' '"'
CANAL WILL CURE
Shipment bV Panama NOW SlOW
REPORT SENT TO
Rates by Government Railroad Must
be Very Low to Offset Loss
San Francisco, May 9. A matter of
great commercial importance to the
Pacific coast is discussed in a report
that has been prepared for the informa-
jon 0f preai(Jent
Taft, of the War department, and J. L
Bristow, a .special commissioner ap
pointed by President Roosevelt to visit
this coast and acquire faets. The ques
tion refers to the utility of the Panama
route for the movement of freight be
tween San Francisco and the Atlantic
states. The report was submitted to
W. R. Wheeler, W. J. Dutton and
Rufus P. Jennings. It was adopted by
the trustees of the chamber of com
merce and forwarded to Washington in
printed form by the chamber.
The report says in part :
' The present freight schedule via
Panama is apparently based on the
overland railroad freight schedule, the
charges of the former varying from - 78
w "Ter ceni, wren an averagejoi about
83 Per cent of the latteri m other
words, the differentials in favor of the
Manama route, with its 3u-day trip as
compared with the transcontinental
route with its 14-day trip, are so small
that the shipper either east or west
does not consider the saving sufficient
to cover the risk of damage or breakage
in the necessary several handlings of
goods via Panama.
Under government ownership of the
Panama railroad and the sea route to
New York from Colon, the 'only ques
tion to be considered would be whether
the freight rates could be made suffi
ciently low to make the saving on trans
portation expense an object to the ship-
P.er and enough to offset the additional
timA remiirpd in transit'1 I
time required in transit.
GOOD MEN GO UP.
' . ;
Forestry Service is Improved Under
Civil Service Rules.
Washington, May 9. Up to a few
months ago the forestry service, includ
ing forest inspectors, forest superin
tendents, forest assistants and forest
ranger, were outside the classified ser
vice, and the positions paying all the
way from $720 to $2,000 a year - were
prey for influential politicians.- As
was to be expected, many incompetents
were loaded onto the government, and
there was much complaint because of
the' inefficiency of the forestry force.
December 17, 1904, the president
brought the forestry under civil service
protection ; soon thereafter congress
transferred forest reserves to the con-
of the department of Agriculture,
now Gifford Pinchot, chief of the
forestry bureau, who is actually in
charge, is inaugurating reforms which
he believes will greatly improve the
service in every way. -
The Roosevelt idea of promoting good
men is being applied, ana the higher
positions-in the forestry service are
hereafter to be filled by the promotion
of competent men; in the lower posi
tions. In the new service the posi
tions will be graded as follows: Forest
supervisor, $1,800 to $2,500 a year;
deputy forest supervisor, $1,500 to $1,
700 a year; forest ranger, $1,200 to
$1,400; deputy forest ranger. $1,000
to $1,100; assistant forest ranger, $800
Persona who were in the forestry
service on the date of the president s
order were carried under civil service
protection; hereafter all appointments
will be made after, examination of ap
plicants and preference will be given
to local men, selecting rangers and su
pervisors, when practicable, from the
states in which they are to be em
Copper Found in Helena.
Butte, Mont., May 9. A miner from
Helena says rich copper ore was uncov
ered today within the limit's of Helena.
The lead of the red metal was found
adjoining the Puraell lime quarry, on
the east side of the town, "the lead be
ing worked by the Alberta Mining
company. Sixteen- inches of very rich
ore is in the lead and the discovery
created no little excitement. . Some of
the ore was "blistered" in a black-
smith's forge and the copper and silver
were very distinguishable. The ore
rnD8 $75.31 to. the ton.
' Propose Boycott on France
Tokio, May '9. A member of the
chamber of commerce of this - city has
written to that organization suggest
ing organized commercial retaliation
on France on acocunt of the hospitality
shown by her to the second Russian
-Pacific squadron. The writer proposes
that the chambers of commerce through-
probable that the chamber of commerce
nere not consider the question
New Road to Pacific Coast.
New Orleans, May 9. The Colorado
Southern, New Orleans s Pacific rail
road filed a charter here today to build
a railroad from New Orleans to connect
with the Colorado Southern and thence
to the Pacific' coast? The charter bears
I the names of local directors." ".'"" '
DAVIS MUST COME HOME.
Taft Issues Orders New Commission
Going to Isthmua.
Washington, May 8. Secretary Taft
today cabled Goveronr Davis, at Pana
ma, to return, at once to the Unitec
States, placing Colonel Gorgas in
charge of the administration of the
canal zone until the arrival there of
Governor Magoon. . Governor-Davis is
suffering from malaria, and his phy
sicians advised him to leave the isth
mus to recuperate. He has resisted
their appeals, however, fearing that
his sudden departure at a time when
the health conditions on the isthmus
are adverse would be misundertsood.
The secretary plans to have the ex
ecutive committee of the canal commis
sion, consisting of Chairman 8honts,
Governor Magoon and Chief Engineer
Wallace,, sail for the isthmus on May
16. It will be followed by the remain
ing members of the commission July 1
and the entire body will make
ough examination of conditions on. the
isthmus, with particular reference to
the formation of plans for canal con
struction. It will consider the import
ant question of tide level or lock canal.
These plans will be submitted through
Mr. Taft to the board of consulting en
gineers, which will be called in session
for the first time in Washington Sep
tember 1 or 15 next.
Mr. Taft feels that two months will
be sufficient to enable the board to form
final plans upon which can be based a
presidential recommendation to con
gress at the next session.
STORM IN INDIAN TERRITORY
Fierce Wind and Rain Demolishes
Buildings and Ruins Crops.
Muscogee, I. T., May 8. Several
peraons are reported killed, many in
jured and much damage wrought to
property as a result of the fierce wind
and rain storm in various parts of In
dian Territory. Wires are down and
names and details are lacking. At
Owl, 25 miles southwest of South Mc-
Alester, eight persons are said to have
been killed ami a dozen injured. At
that place nearly every building is re
ported wrecked. Among the buildings
demolished was the town school. Pro
fessor Binson, a teacher, is reported
fatally hurt, and many pupils are said
to have been injured. It is believed
none of them will die. Among the
buildings wrecked were a church,
was totally demolished; three
business houses and 20 residences.
A special from Welch, I. T.', says
that a terrific storm swept over tha.
part of . the territory, and that several
persons were injured, some of them
In the central and northern part of
Indian Territory, the worst rain storm
in years was experienced. Crops were
ruined and many homes in the low
lying country were flooded.
ZEMSTVOISTS IN SESSION.
Demand Election of Popular Mem
bers on Bouligan Commission.
Moscow, May 8 . The most ambitious
and thorough project of the new.govern
mental organization contemplated by
the rescript of Match 3, namely, a pop
ular assembly, is being discussed by
the second Zemstvo convention, which
opened here today. The first day was
devoted to explanations and familiariz
ing members with the various details
of the program, making clear points in
doubt. The project was exceedingly
well received by the delegates and
probably will be adopted in its main
lines by the congress."
It is noticeable that the program
confines itself entiyely to the proposed
representative assembly, not mention
ing the executive, the intention being
to avoid any attempt at definition or
limitation or the powers of the em
peror. Before beginning the discussion of
the project, the members . adopted a
resolution favoring participation by the
people in the work of the Bouligan
commission, only if the popular repre
sentatives are elected, and not selected,
and are given an equal voice with the
government representatives. It was
also resolved that the deliberations of
the commission should be subject to
the broadest publicity and that, as a
necessary preliminary to any satisfac
tory result, the abolition-of martial
law and the establishment of the right
of assembly and free expression of
thought by word and press should be
Raid Japanese Coast.
Tokio, May 8. Four Russian tor
pedo boat destroyers from Vladivostok
appeared westward of . Hokkaido, off
Sutsu yesterday. They seized and
burned a small sailing vessel and. im
prisoned the captain and "disappeared
to the northwest. They were evi
dently returning . to Vladivostok.
There is a possibility that they have
destroyed other small craft, although
no reports to that effect have been re
ceived. The object of their visit is
net clear. It is thought they hoped to
torpedo the Japanese patrol.
Oyama Ready for Russians. .
Fenshushhien, Manchuria, May 8.
Field Marshal Oyama seems ready
to assume the offensive on a large scale
and activity already has begun on
General, Linievitch's left. This may
heavy columns on the Liao river; and
their advance divisions have been in
contact with the Russians, who are
holding the main road from Fakoman
British Trade Statistics, j
London, Majr8. The April state
ment of the board' of trade shows, a
decrease . of $4,994,500 in imports and
an increase of $3,268,000 in exports.
II v. -v. - - - II
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
FOR BETTER ROADS
Linn County Spending Hundreds of
Dollars in Uniform Work.
Albany Some of the best road work
in Oregon is being done on the roads
of Linn county. The work is syste
matic and uniform throughout the en
tire county. Last spring the county
court, in fixing apportionment of mon
eys for .road purposes, offered . as.;- an
additional inducement to build good
roads that every district which by sub
scription should raise $100 would be
given $100 by the county.
Many of the districts took advantage
of this offer, and not content with rais
ing $100, doubled that amount, the
county producing its proper proportion.
As a result, more money has been
spent improving the roads of Liun
county this year than ever before, and
the money has been spent to some
purpose, because the work is uniform
throughout the county.
One of the actions looking to good
roads was the purchase of about a dozen
reversible road scrapers, thus making
20 in all the county. The preceding
county court put $3,506 into a big
steam road roller, which was not a
success for roads in this county. This
machine was traded to a scraper com
pany for the 12 machines.
Wherever the land is white or clay
like, the roads have been' rounded uo
and will not be graveled. They be
come compact and hard, and make the
best roads in the county. Where the
land is low, roads are rounded u
with fine gravel.
Grass Outlook is Promising.
Sumpter There is promise of an
unusual grass yield this season on the
Blue mountain ranges. Rainfall this
spring has been far in excess of that of
previous years, which, coupled with
the warm weather that prevailed dur
ing the latter part of February and first
of March, is accountable for this favor
able condition. Cattle and sheepmen
are elated over the grazing prospects,
and expect to carry their stock well
through the season of 1905 with little
expense of feeding. The Blue moun
tain ranges are still covered with enow
on the uplands, while the valleys are
showing a good, healthy growth of
grass. This ought to ' mean a contin
ued supply of grazing land until the
snow again comes late in the fall.
Telephone War On.
Albany As a result of a petition to
the Pacific States Telephone company,
which was numerously signed by Linn
county patrons of the company, a re
duction has been made in the tele-'
phone rates between Albany and
Shedds, Halsey, Brownsville, Lebanon,
Scio, Crabtree and Jefferson, the prin-
cpal towns of the county. The rate
was reduced from 25 cents to 15 cents,
and is gooa only for subscribers to the
Pacific States system. This is consid
ered by many as the beginning of the
war between the independent telephone
lines and the Pacific States lines in
Blue Mountain Creamery.
Pendleton The Blue Mountain
creamery has commenced to receive
cream from Umatilla county points in
addition to that being shipped from the
"Grand Rone valley. . In a short time
.Charles Berkeley, who recently pur
chased a $10,000 ranch on McKay
creek, will commence milking 20 cows,
increasing to 30 or 40 this winter.' T.
G . Hailey will milk 22 cows on his
Wild Horse ranch, and F. B. Clopton a
number-on his farm near this city
They are professional men of Pendleton
and enthusiasts on dairying.
Independence School Exhibit.
Independence The Independence
public school has forwarded its exhibit
for the Lewis and Clark fair. Before
shipping, the work was - on display at
the school building, and was viewed by
a large number of the parents and
friends of the scholars. Each grade's
work is represented. A large model
mp of the Blue Ribbon County
shows the different products and na
tural resources of this section of the
Do Combines Spread Weeds? .
Pendleton E. L. Smith, who sells
combined harvesters, says that the re
port that the combines spread weeds in
the fields is not a fact, as the tendency
of those machines rs to gather the
seeds in sacks where they can be trans
ported from the land and burned, if so
desired. Mr. Smith says that the
combines are taking the place of steam
threshers in Umatilla county, there
being nearly 208 inthe county. -. -
Y. M. C. A, is Formed.
Grants Pass Through the assistance
of Secretary Stone, of the state associa
tion, final work has been done in the
organization of a Young Men's Chris
tian association in this city. .- The asso
ciation starts out with a membership
of over 100. Many of the prominent
business men are interested in the asso
ciation, and plans are already under
way toward the erection -of a Y. M. C.
A. building. .
Loth to Lose Land Office.
Independence B. C. Curry, attor
ney, of Oregon City,' has been in the
city circulating a petition ' against the
renoval of the United States land office
from that place to Portsland.
- State School Fund Loans.
- Salem The state land board a few
days ago approved applications in, 22
instances tr the loan of the interest
upon the state school fund, aggregating
PURCHASE 40,000 SHEEP.
McCandie & Burgess Will Ship
Carloads from Shaniko.
Kent McCandie & Burgess have
purchased 40,000 sheep and expect to
commence shipping them in a few days
to Soda Springs for feeding for the
market. Following are the bands they
bought: Charles Hinton, Antelope, 1,
000 head; McGrerer, Antelope, 3,400;:
MGilvery, Antelope, 800; McCandie,
Antelope, 2,300; Charles Lavene, An- '
telope, 1,100; Brogan, Antelope, 1,100;
Smith, Condon, 1,500; A. Stahl, Con
don, 800; Tobey, Condon, r,900; Mc
Intyre, Condon, 550; Josh Hardy,
Condon, 400; Barker, Condon, 2,100;
Barker, & Fliter, Condon, 2,600;
Reeder & Fisher, Shaniko, 1,300: A.
C. France, Antone, 3,400 ; Parnhouse,
Antone, 1,600; John Thornton, An
tone, 1,600; Morrow & Keeney, Hay
Creek, .4,100; McCoin, Hay Creek,
600 ; Wurzweiler & Thompson, Prine
ville, 3,000; Col. Nye, Prineville,
1,800; C. W. Colly, Prineville, 1.150;
K. Roberts, Prineville, 800; Jones
Bros, Prineville, 600. Total, 39,400.
They will all be shipped from Shan
iko as follows: May 23, 15 care; May
25, 16 cars; May 28, 18 cars; May 31,
16 cars; June 2, 18 cars; June 5. 15
cars; June 8, 20 cars. Total. 118 cars.
CONTRACTS PRUNE CROP.
Union Fruitdrier Ties Up Cove and
Union Farmers for hive Years.
Union 8. A. LasBalle, of Alba.iy.
Or'., owner of the Union fruit drier,
has just closed a five-year contract witht
the prunegrowers of Cove and Union,
whereby he agrees to buy at $10
per ton the entire prune crop of this
section, estimated at 1,200 tone per
year. To aid in handling this product,
a new drier will be erected at Cove irt
time for this season's crop, and both
plants will be run to their capacity for
about 40 days during the drying season.
Estimating the crop at' 1,400 tons, the
dried product will be 400 tons, weight
being reduced two-thirds by the drying:
process. The market for cranes i&.
found1 principally from Colorado east- "
It will be seen that the running of
these driers will mean a revenue each
year to the growers of from $10,000 to-
$12,000, or about $50,000 to $60,000
for the total time under contract a
period of five years. A certainty of a.
market for prunes will stimulate their
growth, and it is fair to presume that
at the end of five years the yield may
be even greater than present estimates;
E. L. Smith at Union.
Union E. L. Smith, of Hood River,
addressed the Fruitgrowers' association r..
of Union, last week, and was greeted
by a large audience. ' Mr. Smith fiist
spoke along Development league lines,
following this by a practical talk on.
horticulture. He dwelt at length on.
the value of selecting proper kinda of "
fruit, the necessity for careful thinning
and spraying of fruit, and the need tor
careful packing, as a way to a certain
market at a good price. He said that
farmers , must band together in their
On Malheur Project.
Pendleton After a two days' session
here, the board of consulting engineers
of the reclamation service adjourned
and left for Ontario, from which place
the members will make a personal in
vestigation of the land included in th&
Malheur project. According to D. C.
Henny, one of the members of the
board, practically all the attention of
the board was given to the plana for
the Malheur and Owyhee projects. Thfr
Umatilla project was not taken up at .
all, and will not be on this trip.
Charged with Stealing Mail Pouch.
Woodburn One result of Govern
ment Inspector Butler's investigation,
of the theft of the registered mail
pouch at Woodburn, on April 12, is
the arrest of B. J. Kuper. He was
arranged before Justice Overton on two
charges. He gave $1,000 bond for his
appearance for preliminary hearing.
At the time the mail pouch was stolen
Kuper was Southern Pacific baggage
man at this point and carried the mail
bags from the post office to the trains.
Taking Oregon State Census.
Pendleton The first reports of the
state census being taken by the deputy
assessors scattered over the "county are?
coming in. A few days ago the assessor
of the northern part of the county re
ported that Helix had 180 inhabitants,
and the deputy from the Pilot Rock -district
reports that Pilot Rock has 210
people. Other reports will continue to
come in until the whole number of
people of Umatilla county may bet
counted. PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Club, 8486c per bushel
bluestem,9092c; valley, 8790c.
Oats No 1 white, $28 per ton ; gray
$28 per ton ;
Hay Timothy; $1416 per tonj;
clover, $1112; grain, $1112; cheat,
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1718c per
dozen. v .
Butter Fancy creamery, 1719c
Potatoes Oregon fancy, $11.05;.
Apples fancy, $1.5fl$2.50 per box
Strawberries, Oregon, 2025c box.
Hops Choice 1904, 23 25c per
pound. ' ' . " - - '
Wool Valley, 2426c; Eastern:
Oregon, best, 17J20c, t mohair,'
choice, 3132c per pound "