NEWS NOTES OF CURRENT WEEK Resume of World’s Important Events Told in Brief. Japan has accepted, in principle, Bryan’s plan for universal peace. A fight between bears in the Port land too resulted in the death of one of them. Indications are that the 1913 hop crop of Oregon may not equal that of last year. The senate finance committee has proposed to take meats and flour from the free list. General Joseph B. Leake, one of the youngest brigadier generals of the civil war, is dead. Barbers and bootblacks of Boston are on strike and many non-union shops have been stoned. A freshman at Yale university died from an injury to the spine, caused by a baseball several years ago. An accident to Tacoma's water sys tem left the higher portions of the city without water for several days. IDAHO FRUIT MEN WILL AID OSLER THEORY IS REVERSED North Pacific Distributor« Associa tion Gets Another Hacker. Wntchmnn Under 45 Years Old Dis charged From Service. Boise, Idaho Declaring for the im mediate organisation to perfect selling plans whether the Wenatch»y> district or others refuses to join the move ment, the officers and directors of the Idaho-Oregon Fruit Growers’ associa tion went on record here as back of the North Pacific Distributors' asso ciation. The conference was attended by representative growers of South ern, Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon and included J. H. Lowell, Roswell; M. J. Higley, Ruhl; H. M. Dorman, Caldwell: J. M. Johnson, Nampa; E. H. Smith and K. H. Woods, Payette; B. F. Tussing, Fruit land; W. N. Yost, Meridian, and H. E. McElroy, Boise. Fruitgrowers of the intermountain country are enthusiastic in their praise of the work of the North Pa cific Fruit Distributors’ association and believe, particularly in Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon, that the success of the rapidly-growing fruit industry of the West largely depends on the work of the big selling agency which has been perfected. The Idaho-Oregon Fruit Growers’ association is one of the largest and most representative in the North Pa cific Fruit Distributors’ association. Washington, D. C. — The Osler theory is being reversed by the quar- termastera' bureau of the War depart ment, through an order, now rigidly enforced, which provides that no man shall be ap|s)lnted a watchman In the War department service unless he has passed the age of 45 years. This fact came to light recently when the War department ordered the discharge of Benjamin Shaffer, watchman at Fort Lawton. because he was not yet 45 years old. Shaffer had served in the regular army and lost a leg in the service. This brought ala/ut his dis charge from the service, but as soon as he was able to leave the hospital he was appointed to the watchman's job. Shaffer had not long been on the pay roll as watchman before it was discovered that he was under 45 anti immediately this was reported to Washington, his discharge wax or dered. His previous military service and the fact that ho had lost a leg while serving in the army counted for naught in his favor. It remained for Representative Humphrey, of the Seattle district, to appeal personally to Secretary Gar rison, in order to have Shaffer re tained. The secretary was readily convinced that this wax a case where the rule might properly be waived, and thanks to the intervention, Shaffer will con tinue us watchman at Fort Lawton. Senators defend the actions of tariff lobbyists, saying they know nothing STOCK AND GRAIN ARE FREE of the alleged “insiduous” methods. Committee Reverses Action to Meet Early returns of Portland’s city elec President’s Views. tion give Albee a safe lead for mayor Washington, D. C.—Reversing its under the commission form of govern former action in voting to place wheat ment. flour, oatmeal and fresh meats on the The White Lumber company, of dutiable list, the senate finance sub Pendleton. Or., whose plant was burned committee in charge of the agricul recently, will rebuild immediately on tural schedule voted to place livestock, a much larger scale. wheat and oats on the free list. This action, it was authoritatively The International Bible Students’ declared, was taken to meet the views association declares that hell and hell of President Wilson, Senator Sim fire are but myths, and requests minis mons, chairman of the finance commit ters to cease using the “offending tee. and other administration leaders, words.” who disapproved the decision an Representative McCormick, Nation nounced previously to tax meats 10 per al Progressive leader, served notice on cent compensatory to a duty on eattle Governor Dunne, of Illinois, that he in the Underwood bill and to assess a would attempt to hold up all the ad compensatory duty on both flour and ministration measures until the wo oatmeal. The vote to reconsider was taken in man’s suffrage bill is put to a vote in the house, where it is on third read the sub-committee on a motion made by Senator Simmons, ex-officio mem ing. ber of all the sub-committee handling Senators and representatives are the tariff schedules, when he returned tired of repeated allegations that they to the capital from a conference with hire newspaper men to write their the President. speeches and correct their spelling, In his enlargement of the free list. and an old-fashioned spelling bee is to President Wilson is known to have be held between them. taken a leading part, as he did in the Representative Johnson, of Ken matter of raw wool and sugar before tucky, after being unanimously elec the ways and means committee. As ted chairman of the Democratic con he still is standing uncompromisingly gressional committee, sprang a sur with the wool and sugar schedules, so, prise by asking unanimous consent to it is declared, he will stand firmly for withdraw his name, which was grant free cattle, sheep and hogs, and free wheat and oats, now that this has ed. been determined upon as the party The house is puzzled over the prob policy. lem of equalizing the duty on cattle, wheat, oats, and their products. Tw in Falls to Get New Railroad. San Francisco—It is authoritatively The Union Pacific board of directors has offered two new plans for the un declared by a Western Pacific official that the Western Pacific railroad will merging of the Western railroads. shortly be extended to Twin Falls, A postoffice investigating committee Idaho, the heart of a rich mineral and attacks ex-Postmaster General Hitch timber belt, and Boise City, the later cock’s administration as one of false extension heading off the often-dis cussed line from Boise to San Fran economy. cisco. Residents of Copperfield, Ore., Plans for these extensions have worked all night to subdue a fire which been divulged in the last few days did $30,000 damage to the business during the Western Pacific’s efforts to part of the town. secure sufficient money with which to make improvements. By the exten sion into Idaho the road expects to PORTLAND MARKETS acquire a large freight business in Wheat—Track prices: Club, 93@ timber and ore. 94c; bluestem, $email@example.com; forty Biplane Failure in War. fold, 94@95c; red Russian, 92c; val Nogales, Ariz.—General Pedro Oje ley, 94c. Oats—No. 1 white, $32 per ton; da’s federals Wednesday shelled the stained and off grade, less. constitutionalist camp at Maytorena Corn — Whole, $28.50; cracked, and drove the state troops back to $29.50 per ton. their base at Ortiz. The insurgents Millstuffs — Bran, $24.50(825 per are said to be short of water, which ton; shorts, $26.50(827; middlings, must be hauled from stations to the $31. north along the Southern Pacific rail Barley — Feed, $26.50 per ton; way, and also to lack ammunition. brewing, nominal; rolled, $28.50(8, Didier Masson, the French aviator, so 29.50 per to/^ far has failed to make any showing Hay — Eastern Oregon timothy with his aeroplane, from which it was choice, $18(8 19 per ton; alfalfa, $13- planned to drop Bhells on the Mexican @14. gunboats Morelos and Guerrero. Onions—Oregon, $1.25 per sack; new, $1.25. “Anti-Hatpin” Law Passes. Vegetables — Artichokes, 75c per Seattle—The “anti-hatpin” ordin dozen; asparagus, Oregon, 75c@ $1.25; beans, 10(8 12c per pound; cab ance introduced into the city council bage, 2J(8 3c; cauliflower, $2 per at the request of the Federation of crate; eggplant, 25c pound; head let Women’s clubs was passed unanimous ly. The ordinance provides that the tuce, $2.50 per crate; peas, 7(8,8c. Potatoes — Burbank, 40(8 50c per point of a hatpin shall not be per mitted to extend more than one-quar hundred; new, 2i(8,2}c per pound. Green Fruit — Apples, nominal; ter inch beyond the crown of the hat strawberries, Oregon, $1.75(83.25 per and in no case beyond the brim. Vio crate; cherries, 12jc per pound; goose lation of the ordinance will be punish ed by a fine of not more than $100 or berries, 2(84c per pound. Poultry—Hens, 158/15}c; broilers, imprisonment not more than 30 days. 25c turkeys, live, 19(820c; dressed, Rain Makes Crops Glad. choice, 25; ducks, old, 16J(818c; Topeka—More than an inch of rain young, 24(8,25c; geese, young, 148/ 16. Eggs — Oregon ranch, case count, was reported in Southern and South eastern Kansas Wednesday, bringing 19c per dozen; candled, 20c. Butter—City creamery butter cubes, great relief to crops which, it was 28c per pound; prints, 29(829Jc per feared, would suffer heavily from dry weather there. pound. From Tulsa, Okla., it was reported Pork—Fancy, 11(8 lljc per pound. that showers in that section had Veal—Fancy, 13Jc per pound. Hope—1912 crop, 98114c per pound; broken a hot wave extending over five days and which had threatened the 1913 contracts, 128/13}c per pound. Wool — Eastern Oregon, 10(8 16c; oats and potato crops. valley, 14(816c per pound; mohair, Invention Brings Pardon. 1913 clip, 30(8 33c. Cattle—Choice steers, $8,258/8.50; Washington, D. C.—President Wil good, $7.75(8,8.25; medium, $7.25(1/ son pardoned Dr. Theodore K haras, of 7.75; choice cows, $7.25(8 7.50; good, Elmira, N. Y., sentenced at Omaha, $6,508/7; medium, $68/6.50; choice Neb., to four months in jail and to calves, $88/9; good heavy calves, , pay a fine of $300 for alleged misuse $6,508/7.50; bulls, $6,258/6.50. of the mails, in connection with the Hogs—Light, $8.258i,8.50, heavy, selling of stock of a company promot ing an invention. Since his convic $7(87.50. Sheep—Wethers, $58/6; ewes, $3.85 tion the invention is said to have proved successful. @5; lambs, $5.558/,7. LONG CREEK ROAD USABLE WRONG ( HOI’S ARE GROWN ____ Expense of Construction of 30 Miles Sheep, Hogs and Corn Are Natural Estimated at $50,000. Oregon Products. Prairie City The preliminary sur Eugene Declaring thut farmers in vey made by William Narkus and E. the Willamette valley can produce C. Jones, under direction of the citi butter 50 per cent cheaper than can be zens of thia place, for a new road ex made in New England, and that a tending through the mountains in a pound of pork can bo raised for the northwesterly direction to Long market for leas than it can be raised Creek, a distance of 30-odd miles, was for in the corn regions of the Middle completed Saturday. The viewers West, Professor Thomas Shaw, agri pronounce the project of building thia cultural expert of the Hill railroad road entirely feasible at a reasonable system, told the University students coat. that Willamette valley farmers are The object in building this new road growing the wrong kinds of crops. is to open up to Prairie City trade the The Willamette valley, he said, is entire Northwest section of Grant the one _ place in the Unite.! ____________ States county, a trade that has hitherto gone I where sheep can be grown to equal out by way of Austin by means of a those of England. But instead of much longer haul. Work on the road 1 raising sheep, pork and dairy cattle, will begin at once and be rapidly the farms of this district, he said, are pushed to completion. raising hay, which can not be cut, oft The expense of construction, about en, because of rain. $50,000, will be borne in large part by He advocated the cause of dry funn the county. It is reported that the ing; declaring that the great barren Sumpter Valley Railway people will areas of Eastern Oregon can by this aid the enterprise in every possible system be farmable, and thut, with way. ________ dry farming ns it is now being prac ticed in Montana, 30,000,000 acres in CUTWORMS BECOME EPIDEMIC 14 states that are now barren may be made to raise enormous quantities of Condon Merchant Looks for Little wheat. By dry farming, he declared, Montana has increased its wheat crop Effect From Austrian Beef. from 250 carloads to 20,000 carloads. Portland The late spring has caus Unless this land is pressed into this ed an epidemic of cutworms in the use. the United States has reached its wheat fields of Eastern Oregon, ac limit in wheat production, he said. cording to Lester Wade, a young mer The growing of sweet clover and chant of Condon, who was in Portland rape he advocated as profitable cro|w for several days on a business trip. for Oregon, in the production of The same reason is responsible for a sheep, hogs and cattle. shortness of range grass and the feed ing of cattle, he says, is progressing Fish Obstructions May Go. slowly. In spite of these drawbacks, Astoria—Deputy Fish Warden Lar however, Mr. Wade is optimistic that son returned last evening from a trip the summer will be successful from an to the Upper Lewis and Clark river, agricultural standpoint. where he went to inspect some dams Mr. Wade, who conducts a retail that are obstructions to fish in work store in Condon, is also an extensive ing their way to the natural spawning feeder of cattle at his ranch. He grounds in the upper reaches of the looks for little material effect from stream. the importation of Australian and He found two such dams, one locat Mexican cattle for beef, declaring the ed about eight miles ala/ve Stavebolt native animals far superior for the Landing and the other four miles fur fancy trade at least. ther up. Each is an old splash dam put in by the loggers long ago, and ORENCO SCHOOL IDEA NOVEL they have not been in use for several years, -------. Mr. Larson found that the ob struct' entirely block the progress Children Have Elaborate Flower structions of the fish, as they are 21 feet high Gardens on Vacant Blocks. and there is not a sufficient flow of Orenco—Most cities and towns are water over them to permit the fish to satisfied when they have prepared jump them. In the numerous ponds school gardens for their children, but below the dams he saw large numbers not so with Orenco. In addition to of steelheads playing about, and it is having school gardens of early and said in the fall hundreds of silversides late vegetables at their homes the ascend the stream. children have started an elaborate Mr. I.arseon has forwarded a report flower garden on a vacant block. to the fisheries department, which is Plans for this garden were prepared expected to take steps to have the ob- free of charge by Charles I*. Mac- I structions removed. Dougall, a landscape architect of' Portland. Winding walks are laid off Bad Hill Being Planked. between the beds of flowers with bor Cherryville Nearly all the plank ders of tall growing flowers around the outer edges. Although the entire ing on the Cherryville hill has been school has only about 100 pupils of all completed and with a few days more grades, about 75 are engaged in th's of good weather the work will be fin ished. This hill has been considered flower garden work. Along the front of the block in let one of the most difficult points on the ters 10 feet in height, and extending automobile road to Mount Hood. 250 feet parallel with the Oregon 4 The hotels have prepared to take Electric line are laid out in flowers care of the summer travel. The new hotel at Government Gap was finished "Orenco School Gardens.” up last week. It has 38 rooms and a dining-room for 125 persons. E. Coal Cherry Fair Dates Set. Salem —A movement was inaugurat man will be the Mount Hood guide, as ed at a big mass meeting under the in former years. auspices of the Board of Trade and III- Brookings to Have Bank. ihee Club, to have the most elaborate Gold Beach Articles of incorpora cherry fair this year ever held in Sa lem. The fair will be July 4 and 5, tion of the Brookings State bank have and a Fourth of July celebration will been forwarded to the secretary of be held in connection with it. The state by George D. Wood, cashier of management of the Chautauqua, the Curry County bank here. The which starts June 3, also will co-oper $30,000 capital stock was all sub scribed. When Mr. Wood came to ate with the fair management. Fred S. Bynon was named presi Gold Beach three yearx ago to organ dent; Joseph Baumgartner, secretary, ize a bank, he received little encour and Harley White, treasurer, of the agement anti could hardly get enough assistance to form a board of direc fair organization. tors. Rate Fight Is Planned. Astoria—Dr. Alfred Kinney, presi dent of the committee of direction of the Port of Astoria, has announced the appointment of the executive board of 21 members, which will have direct charge of the energetic campaign for equitable rail freight between this port and interior points. The com mittee will also direct the efforts for the immediate dredging of a 40-foot channel to the sea, and the erection of modem port-owned docks, for the con struction of which $800,000 in bonds are to be issued. Pure Seed and Disease I^ws. Oregon’s Attraction Felt. Salem A visit to Oregon five years ago by Mrs. Zella Nicholls, then of Knox, Ind., has resulted in her becom ing a permanent resident of this city. Mrs. Nicholls declares that after re turning home from her first visit to Oregon she was no longer satisfied elsewhere and began making plans to move to Salem, but it took her longer to dispose of her property interests in Indiana than she had expected. Port Harrow In Use Soon. Astoria—The castings for the big disc harrow being built for the Port of Astoria commission to be used in im proving the channel across the shoal ■ at the mouth of the river are nearly I completed and the harrow will be ready for use in a week or ten days. It is to be V-shaped with a spread of 1 20 feet and will have eight three-foot revolving discs. Oregon Agricultural College, Cor vallis—The new laws on pure seed and on contagious diseases in Oregon are the subjects of important articles in the new issue of the Oregon Country man, just off the Oregon Agricultural College press. Dr. James Withycombe designates the new livestock sanitary law as one of the best efforts for con Temperature Near 1(10. structive legislation enacted in this Hood River — Saturday and Sunday state for some years. Prof. H. D. were the hottest days of the season Scudder urges every farmer to read here. In parts of the valley the tem the provisions of the new seed law. perature hovered around the 100 mark. The warm weather will tend to hasten Price of Wool Descends. the ripening of strawberries, and all Pendleton—Smythe Bros, have dis of the pickers and packers that grow posed of their Arlington wool clip to ers can collect will be in demand dur J. P. Dufour, receiving 15} cents for ing the next few weeks. coarse wool and 12? cents for fine Cherry Fair la launched. wool. The total clip was 260,000 Salem—Plans will be made for ob pounds. This is one of the largest in dividual clips in Eastern Oregon. For taining subscriptions for the greatest a similar clip last year Smythe Bros, cherry fair ever held in Salem at the received 18 cents for coarse and 13j next meeting of the finance commit for fine wool. Tariff agitation is said tee. If the warm weather continues to be the cause of general depression in the display of cherries will be the best ever made. the wool market. BOY DOES KNOTTY PROBLEM Mathematicul Prodigy Startles Pro fessors With Solution. Philadelphia This city harbors a mathematical pnxligy and perhai* a rival of Sidis, of Harvard fame, if hie solution of the trisection of an angle, a mathematical problem which has puzzled the ages, meets with the ap proval of several mathematical socie ties, including the Universities of Pennsylvania and Columbia, ax well ax a number of mathematicians of na tional repute to whom the solution has been submitted. The boy is Sydney H. Gross, and he is a student at the Central High School. The txiy mathematician startled the faculty of this high school the other day when he told one of the instruc tors that he had evolved a solution for the trisection of un angle. The facul ty was so impressed with the solution that they immediately submitted a model of the experiment to Professor M. J. Bobb, president of the Philadel phia section of the Middle States and Maryland Mathematical association. The learned professor lectured on the model to his classes at the University of Pennsylvania. A search through mathematical lit erature has failed to reveal a solution similar to the one submitted by the youth. CLUBS GUARD SUFFRAGETTES Disciplined Defenders With Cudjels Awe London Mobs. Ix/ndon—Defying the police order closing Hyde Park to their meetings, the Women’s Social anil Political Union sent s;>eaker« Sunday, who held forth there for a long time under the protection of male sympathizers armed with clubs. When the comparatively ¡/eaceful non-militant organizations which are still permitted to use the park finishes! their customary small demonstrations, flags of the Women’s Social and Polit ical Union were raised at 12 different points and as many speakers har- rangued the crowds. Mobs of men and boys started to rush the speakers, but much to their amazement, found themselves menaced by disciplined laxly guards wielding stout clubs. The crowds had to con tent themselves with hooting and sing ing, while the police looked on without attempting to check the speakers. WilHon'a Cousin Ix/cates. Wahkiacus, Wash. James C. Wil son and family have located at this place. Mr. Wilson, who says he is a cousin of the President of the United States, expects to engage in business at Wahkiacus. He is firm in the be lief that his cousin Woodrow will go down in history as one of the greatest Presidents of the United States. Mr. Wilson is a native son of Oregon and for 40 years lived at North Yamhill. He is the owner of an extensive wheat farm on High Prairie, near Hartland, which he has leased. “Canned” Talk Demanded. Greenville, Cal. — The “canned” message of the great white father at Washington is much in demand among the redskins of the Greenville Indian reservation. Since the information has been received that President Wil son has spoken his message to the aboriginee in talking machines, local music stores have been Imther.xl by Indiana who want to buy the records, and they are much disappointed to fiqd they are not made for sale. 11001) RIVER JOINS COMBINE Four States to Market Fruit Under One Agency. After All-Night Scanlon Pleas for Harmony Compel Associa tion to Yield. Hood River, Or. The Hood River Apple Growers' association han decid ed to join the North Pacific Fruit Dis tributers. Thia action was taken af ter u session of the board of directors of the North Pacific Distributors that last'd all Saturday night and until af ter 6 o’clock Sunday. H< m > i I River growers yielded on their demand thut a clearing office be eatab- lished here, which issue deadlocked the seaaion, but ax a compromiso il, F. Davidson, of Hood River, a mem ber of the executive committee of the distributers since its organization lust fall, wax given the presidency of the association in the place of W. T. Clark, of Wenatchee, who resigned because hix district vot'd against join ing the North Pacific association. Hood River also retains its present markets, and William Sieg, aulex man ager of the Hood River i'xsociation, will be retaimsi by the distributers and made a member of its selling force. This action really placcai the North Pacific Fruit Distributers on Its feet, because other districts in the Pacific Northwest have been awaiting Htssl River’s decision. The new association |iro|s>s<>x to market the apple crops of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Mon tana. BIG FIRE LOSS AT BAKER, OR. Mill and Lumber Worth $2(8),(MM) Burn in Few Minutes. Baker, Or.—In 35 minutes Satur day afternoon fire consumed over 000 win 11 the Raker White I’l/ie Lumber company's plant at South Baker wax burned to the ground. The blaze started at 5:55 o'clock from xparkx from the engine room, carried to the shavings pile. H. J. King, engineer of the com pany, saw the fire ami tried to fight it with a hose. The flames burst upon him. badly burning hix hands and face. He escaped just before the building was u mass of flames. The fire spread rapidly and the fire department wax powerless because of low water pres sure. Soon the mill, the box factory and the huge pile of lumber were burning and by 6:30 o'clock there wax nothing but a good-sized tx/nfire. The planing mill and box factory were valued at $150,000 and the lum ber at $50,000. Nearly 100 men are thrown out of work. The plants were covered fully by isurance. Leper Colony Is Temporary. Washington, D. (’. Some conster nation and uneasiness has been occas ioned by the presence of lepers at Dia mond Point. Wash., and the fear that the Public Health and Marine Hospi tal service wax to make thia not only a [/ermanent establishment but to send lepers there from other states. The feeling l/ecama so intense that Senator Jones and the other members of the Washington delegation were appealed to to have the matter investigated. The Washington members were in formed by Dr. Blue that the Marine Hospital service wax endeavoring to find a place off the coast of California, and ax soon as this was located and fitted up ax an abiding place for these unfortunates they would be sent to this permanent colony. Rooaevelt Wins Libel Suit. Marquette, Mich. Colonel Theodore Rooaevelt won his libel suit against George a Newett, who charged the Colonel with drunkenness. The Colo nel received damages after the de fendant had uttered a retraction and the jury awarded the nominal damages of 6 cents provided in such cases by the law of Michigan. Each party to the suit will have to pay his own ex penses. Judge Flannigan instructed the jurors to bring in a verdict for the paintiff, which they did without leav ing their seats. Heir Goes On Plowing. Birmingham, Ala.—Louis F. Downs, a farmer at Rogersville, Ala., has es tablished n reputation as the calmest stoic in the business. He was plowing for his modest crop when he received notice that he wax one-third heir to an estate in Virginia valued at $30,000,- 000, left by a great uncle, but ho clucked to hix mule without betraying the least excitement and finished the row before he would discuss the sub Ex-Senator Palmer Dies. ject. Downs says he is too busy with Detroit- Ex-United States Senator Thomas Palmer, of Detroit, died Mon his crop to stop now, but will take up day after a long illness. He was the matter when planting is finished. elected to the United States senate in Race Dissension Arises. 1883, and after serving one term was Washington, D. C. - One of the first appointed United States minister to Spain. On his return from Spain he problems that Alexander H. Stevens, was appointed president of the World’s of San Francisco, recently appointed Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago general superintendent of the railway mail service, will have to solve when in 1893. ________________ he reaches Washington, will be the Representative Koenig Dies. big row now on in the service because Baltimore- Representative Koenig, of race dissensions. The white mail clerks are demand Democrat, of the third Maryland dis trict, died of pneumonia at his home ing that the white clerks be separ here Saturday afternoon. He was 57 ated from the negro clerks on all rail way mail cara. years old.