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INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND
PROGRESS OF OUR HOME STATE
B E R R IE S N E E D P IC K IN G .
F A R M BR IN G S $ 5 6 ,9 0 0 .
C ro p A bundant and P rice s G ood, but J . Johnson Buys Farm f o r $ 1 5 ,0 0 0 ;
Indians Have Failed.
C lears $ 4 1 ,0 0 0 in 2 Years.
Hood River— The berry season has
commenced in earnest with a shipment
o f 150 crates. It is now expected that
the shipments will double rapidly and
that by the first o f the week the season
will be on in full force.
berries are good, but pickers scarce.
It is believed that growers are up
against the most serious shortage of
labor this year ever known, and that
unless it is obtained quickly consider
able loss will be sustained. The large
number of Indians who unsually come
into the valley, it is said by Joseph
Tayhi, the Indian foreman who has for
several years supplied hundreds o f his
fellow tribesmen and their squaws,
will not be here this year, as they have
found employment looking after their
places on the reservation.
thrown a big scare into the growers,
who are making every effort to secure
pickers from Portland, the Willamette
valley and Eastern Oregon.
The highest prices ever paid for
picking berries prevail, but it is feared
that not half enough will come into
the valley to gather the crop.
o f the school children are being asked
to help out the ranchers as soon as
school closes. May 20, and everyone
who can be spared will, take a hand at
berry picking . A number of orchard-
owners who are living in town and hav
ing their places looked after by hired
help announce that they will give their
friends a lift, but it is estimated that
the valley must secure 2,000 outsiders
to get the crop to market.
T O O M U C H FO R L IG H T S .
E xp e rim e n ts W ith M e te r S how s B ig
S aving O ve r F lat Rate.
Salem— Beginning June 1, the state
o f Oregon will buy electricity for all
state institutions by meter instead of
on a flat rate as at present, which, it
is believed will mean a saving to the
state o f from $3,000 to $5,000. As an
experiment about a year ago meters
were installed and as a result the
change will be made at once.
During 11 months, beginning June
1, 1909, and ending April 30, 1910, the
state paid the Portland Railway, Light
& Power company $12,048.31 at a
flat rate for lights which would have
been at meter rates $9,838.05, or a
saving o f $2,210.26.
No effort was
made to conserve the power for lights
under the flat rate, while every super
intendent o f the state institutions un
der the meter system will be instructed
not to burn lights not absolutely need
ed, so Governor Benson and the new
chief clerk, H. H. Corey, believe the
saving will reach nearly $5,000 a year.
The state also pays $123 per month,
flat for power otherwise than that util
ized for lights, or during the 11 months
mentioned a total o f $1,353.
the meter rates the bill for power
would have been, for the same period,
Lebanon F a ir June 15, 16, 17.
Lebanon— The Strawberry Fair and
Festival committee held a meeting this
week, at which the dates for the fair
were set for June 15, 16 and 17, when
the growers say the berries will be at
their best. Last year the fair was
held on June 5 and was two weeks too
early to get the best berries in the ex
hibits. This year the delicious fruit
will ripen at least a week earlier, and
the fair is set for nearly a week, later,
which should bring the fair on at the
very height o f the berry season.
B ig New M ill W ill S ta rt.
Wallowa— The first trainload o f logs
for the big Nibley-Mimnaugh Lumber
company’s mill has arrived at the mill.
A large number of logs are banked out,
ready to be delivered.
The mill is
ready. The mill has a capacity o f 50,-
000 feet per day and is the largest of
ten mills which will market a tots', of
30,000,000 feet of lumber here an
B e rrie s Ripe a t U m atilla.
Umatilla— The first strawberries of
the season were put on the market here
early last week and came from the Mc
Farland and Edwards ranches.
berries are a good size and much more
luscious than the California fruiL
Cherries are now beginning to ripen
and will be put on the market soon.
O re Find D ra w s M iners.
Myrtle Creek— Excitement among
miners has been caused by a recent
find four miles above Canyonville,
where a wide dike o f ore, carrying
chalcopyrite yielding $14 to $26 to the
ton, has been discovered.
locatior.*- were made and several more
will be made immediately.
P lanning C h e rry O rc h a rd .
Eugene— E. M. Warren, who owns
the tract of land on Bailey hill on
which was located the old Tom Segar
prune orchard, has grubbed up7every
tree in the orchard, 16 acres, and may
plant the tract to Royal Ann cherries
n the near future.
Eugene— One of the largest deals in
real estate made in Eugene for some
time is the sale o f the Jonathan John
son farm, known as the old B. F. Dunn
place, half mile north o f the city limits
of Eugene and containing 1,138 acres.,
to W. B. Holeman, o f Puyallup, Wash.
The prire paid for the tract was $50 an
acre, or $56,900. Two years ago Mr.
Johnson paid $15,000 for the place.
Mr. Holeman, who is cashier of the
First National bank o f Puyallup, will
move to Eugene to reside and will
erect a fine residence on a hill on the
tract which he has just purchased. A
part o f the farm lies on a sloping hill
and a part in a beautiful valley ex
tending from Spencer's Butte six miles
to the city o f Eugene. Mr. Holeman
will divide the farm into smaller tracts
and will plant most of it to fruit, as it
is admirably adapted to that culture.
As a further example o f the rise in
land values in this vicinity, Mr. John
son, the seller of this tract, two years
and a half ago bought the Whitney
farm o f 200 acres, which has recently
been bought by Seattle capitalists, for
$37.50 an acre, and six months later
sold it to J. O. Storey, of Portland, for
$60 an acre. Two years later, only a
few days ago, Mr. Storey sold the tract
to J. P. Howe and others, o f Seatlte,
for $250 an acre.
Roadway to Jose ph ine 's Caves.
Grants Pass— To make more pleas
ant the trip to the caves this summer
the great limestone labyrinths of Gray-
back mountain, known as Oregon’s
Marble Halls, will be put in shape to
receive visitors at an early date.
These caves are said to be the largest
marble halls in the world, and every
year are visited by tourists from all
sections o f the United States. Form
erly the caves were controlled by pri
vate individuals, but are now within
the confines o f the Siskiyou forest re
serve, and much the same as a national
They will be protected and
cared for by rangers of the forset serv
ice, in fact, one o f the main camps of
the rangers ¿s near the entrance to the
Thousands o f people would visit the
caves but for the hard journey. Lo
cated 55 miles south o f Grants Pass
and with the last 22 miles of the dis
tance covered only by a narrow, rough
and tortuous mountain trail, the trip
to the marble halls is anything but
pleasant, and can only be made by the
aid o f pack animals. The government,
through its appropriations for such
purposes, will construct a road to the
caves from the main highway at W il
liams valley, and will provide suitable
shelter at the caves.
in the heart o f the forest and well up
on the Siskiyous, the entrance to the
caves is an ideal spot for camping,
with an abundance o f big game close
PO R TLAN D
W IN T E R W H E A T IM P R O V E S .
C ro p R eports S h o w P acific
w est G rain B e tte r.
N o rth
Washington, May 11.— According to
May estimates o f the department o f
agriculture, the winter Wheat crop of
the Pacific Northwest was in better
condition May 1, 1910, than May 1,
1909, in Washington and Idaho the
condition being above the 10-year av
Reports show that 6 per cent o f the
winter wheat acreage in Oregon has
been abandoned, leaving 476,000 acres
to be harvested. The condition o f this
crop is reported at 95, as compared
with 93 last year. The 10-year aver
age for Oregon is 96.
Eight and , two-tenths per cent of
the Washington acreage has been aban
doned, leaving 676,000 acres to be har
vested, the condition o f the crop on
May 1 is 95, being 2 per cent above
that of last year and 3 per cent above
the 10-year average.
In Idaho 4 per cent o f the acreage
has been abandoned, leaving 345,000
acres to be harvested. The condition
o f the Idaho winter wheat on May 1
was 98, against 93 o f last year, and 95
on the 10-year average.
SOCIALISTS BACK UP
THEORIES WITH CASH.
Milwaukee, W is., May 11.— It is an
nounced by city officials that Milwau
kee municipal bonds will not go beg
ging under a Social Democratic admin
A t a meeting in Chicago the execu
tive board o f the International Bakers’
union decided to buy Milwaukee bonds
to the extent o f $200,000, should the
need for such action arise.
ers have in their treasury $200,000 ¡in
United States bonds and these they
have decided to sell, giving them that
amount o f money for Milwaukee bonds
should there be any move by Eastern
bankers to hamper the Social Demo
The International Bakers’ union re
quested all other unions to take similar
action. It is said the brewery work
ers’ organization, holding nearly $1,-
000,000 in United States bonds, will
fall in line on the proposition.
M IN E R S R E S U M E C R U S A D E .
F u rth e r D is o rd e rs Result in P itts b u rg
D is tric t in K anras.
Pittsburg, Kansas, May 11.— March
ing miners resumed their crusade
against the operations o f the mines in
this vicinity today and some disorder
Forty-seven miners at Croburg at
tempted to pull the fires in the mines
there, but they were driven away by
other miners seeking to prevent
At Curransville, the marchers suc
ceeded in putting out the fires in the
Breezy Hill mines and the men there
were driven away.
The fires under the boilers o f the
coal company’s water works also were
drawn, and the town is without water.
The marchers later started for the
mines near Mulberry.
W AG ES F U R T H E R IN C R E A S E .
BRIEF REPORT OF THE DAILY
WORK OF NATION’S LAWMAKERS
Washington, May 1 6 .— Stone, of
Missouri, in the senate today, painted
a picture o f that body under what he
termed the new leadership of the “ in
Contending that in the contest of
last Friday over the long and short
haul provision o f the railroad bill the
“ insurgents” had won a signal victory,
he painted Cummins as occupying the
place o f Aldrich; La Follette that of
Hale; Bristow that of Lodge, and Nel
son that o f Gallinger.
He pictured Clapp, “ the bold, black
eagle o f Minnesota,” as chairman of
the committee on interstate commerce,
in place o f Elkins, while Beveridge
was to be found exhorting his collea
gues to harmony • and regularity and
Dolliver acting as musical director,
and the “ silver voice o f Carter” was
to be heard sweetly echoing in the
By a vote o f 40 to 45, the house of
representatives today declined to pass
Senator Jones’ bill authorizing the sale
o f the Walla Walla military reserva
tion to Whitman college, at $150 per
acre. Two attempts were made to
pass the bill, first by unanimous con
sent, but Fitzgerald o f New York ob
jected,|and later under a suspension of
On motion o f Representative Ellis,
the house today passed the senate bill
changing the name o f the Willamette
customs district to the “ Portland cus
toms district,” and fixing the salary
o f the collector at $6,000.
also changes the name of the Southern
Oregon district to “ Coos Bay,” and
the district o f Oregon is charged to
The house o f representatives tod 7
passed the senate bill authorizing the
Spokane & British Columbia railroad
to bridge the Columbia river near the
mouth of the San Poil river, Washing
Washington, May 14.— Many mem
bers o f the house o f representatives
today received in the mail a printed
copy o f a telegram sent to Representa
tive Poindexter May 9 by Father H. J.
Vandeven, pastor of St. Patrick’s
church of Walla Walla, viciously at
tacking the Jones bill authorizing
the sale o f the Walla Walla military
reservation to Whitman college.
expected this bill will be called up for
passage in the house Monday, and the
sender o f the telegram expects his mes
sage to be read to the house at that
The house committee on library has
favorably reported the Humphrey bill
authorizing the marking o f the old
Oregon trail, and authorizes an appro
priation o f $25,000 as the government’s
contribution toward the cost o f the un
dertaking. The bill is amended to per
mit the secretary o f war to receive
contributions from any one source to a
fund to be known as the Oregon trail
fund, which money shall be used, in
connection with that appropriated by
congress, in the erection o f suitable
monuments along the Oregon trail.
The adoption by the senate yesterday
o f a long and short haul amendment to
the railroad bill will result, it is be
lieved, in hastening the final vote on
the measure and make easier the task
o f the conferees who will attempt to
harmonize the differences between the
senate and the house. This is the con
census o f opinion expressed by con
corporation tax law is exceeding our
expectations,” said Internal Revenue
Commissioner Royal E. Cabell, the
official charged primarily with the im
position and collection o f this new form
o f tax which was authorized by the
Payne-Aldrich tariff act o f August 5,
“ Not only will the corporation tax
yield a greater revenue than we antici
pated,” continued the commissioner,
“ but the corporations, with very few
exceptions, are showing a disposition
to meet the requirements of the law
and have made prompt returns. There
has been very little attempt to evade
the law, and it may be said to be work
ing with greater satisfaction than
might reasonably be expected of a law
so new and which is such a radical de
parture from past practice.
“ While the constitutionality o f the
corporation tax has been brought into
question and will soon be decided by
the United States Supreme court, we
are proceeding with the enforcement
o f the law as if the question had not
been raised, for the law today is bind
ing in its effect and will continue so,
unless declared unconstitutional.”
The commissioner in his annual re
port estimated that the corporation tax
for the first year, being the calendar
year which ended December 31, 1909,
would approximate $25,000,000.
congress the estimates ran all the way
from $12,000,000 to $50,000,000.
Washington, May 11.— Senator Jones
today introduced a bill appropriating
$25,000 to defray the cost of experi
menting with the parcels post system
on rural I r e delivery routes. He also
presented to the Interior department a
petition of residents o f Nespelim,
Okanogan county, on the south half o f
the Colville Indian reservation, asking
that lands they occupy be set aside as
a tow nsite,before the reservation is
opened to general entry.
Senator Piles presented an amend
ment to the sundry civil bill increasing
the appropriation for roads to ML
Rainier national park from $20,000 to
The house territories committee fa
vorably reported Delegate
sham’s bill appropriating $25,000 for
the erection o f detention hospitals for
the insane at Nome and Fairbanks,
Senator Borah delivered a speech or*
practical conservation in the senate to
day, and repeatedly punctured theoret
ical ideas advanced by Pinchot and
Washington, May 10.— “ Water com
petition is a ficiton, ” declared Senator
Heyburn, of Idaho, in the course of a
speech in support o f his long and short
haul amendment to the interstate com
His declaration was made in re
sponse to an interruption by Senator
Briggs, o f New Jersey, who had set
up the argument that transcontinental
rail rates were necessarily affected by
water competition, an argument that
did not meet the approval o f the Idaho
senator, but which brought forth the
Without a single dissenting Republi
can vote, the house today passed the
railroad bill, one of the chief measures
which President Taft wished enacted
at the present session o f congress, by
200 to 126.
Fourteen Democrats joined the ma
jority. President Taft tonight said
that he was deeply gratified over the
passage o f the measure.
He was es
pecially pleased with the comfortable
margin by which the commerce court
feature was kept in the bill, for he re
gards this court as probably the moat
important step in the proposed law.
Referring to the clause providing for
the physical valuation of railroads, Mr.
Taft pointed out that the power now
practically rests with the Interstate
Commerce commission, and that the
difficulty in carrying out such a plan
always has been found in the enormous
cost o f the undertaking.
Just before adjourning today, thé
senate adopted a substitute for the
resolution directing an investigation
o f abuses of the franking privilege,
which was introduced yesterday by
Senator Stone, o f Missouri. The sub
stitute authorizes an investigation into
the special case covered by the Stone
resolution, which had reference to the
circulation o f a pamphlet in defense o f
the Payne-Aldrich tariff law.
Wheat — Track prices: Bluestem,
88c; club, 85c; red Russian, 84c; val
T ele grap he rs Gain
Concessions fro m R ailroad.
Barley— Feed and brewing, $22(8 23.
Corn— Whole, $33; cracked, $34 ton.
Philadelphia, May 11.— Several im
Hay— Track prices: Timothy, W il portant concessions have been secured
lamette valley, $20(8 21 per ton; East by the 5,000 telegraphers on the Penn
Washington May 13.— By a sudden
ern Oregon, $22(825; alfalfa, $16.50 sylvania railroad system east of Pitts welding late today o f supposedly irre
@$17.50; grain hay, $17@18.
burg, following a meeting o f the gen concilable factions, the senate by a
Oats— No. 1 white, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
eral committee representing the oper vote o f 56 to 10 adopted a compromise
Fresh Fruits— Strawberries, Oregon, ators and General Manager Myers, of amendment to the railroad bill for the
regulation o f relative charges for long
$2.50@4 per crate; apples, $1.50@3 the company.
In addition to the general 6 per cent and short hauls.
Potatoes — Carload buying prices: I increase in wages recently declared by
The agreement was reached chiefly
Oregon, 4<K8'50c per hundred; new Cal the company, supplementary increases because
ifornia, 2 i@ 3 c per pound; sweet pota | were granted to equalize wages with thought it was getting the better o f a
| the amount o f work performed.
Vegetables— Asparagus, $l@ 1.25per
tors tonight suggest the Supreme court
may have to arbitrate the question as
box; celery, $3.50@4 rate; hothouse
B lo w at Bleached F lo u r.
lettuce, 50c(8 $1 per box; green onions,
to which faction’s judgment is right.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 11.—Judge
15c per dozen; rhubarb 2 @ 2 }c per
Representative Mondell, o f Wyom
J McPherson in the Federal court today
pound; spinach, 8@ 10c; rutabagas,
ing, is playing the “ Heybum act”
upheld the national pure food law as
carrots, 85c@ $l;
with the^Warren irrigation bill that is
regards bleached flour when he dismis
beets, $1.50; parsnips, 75c@ $l.
now before the house committee on ir
Onions — Oregon, $2 per hundred; sed the complaint of the Shawnee Mill- rigation. He is not objecting to the
Bermuda, $1.50 per crate.
bill on the alleged ground that it is un
o f Omaha,
Butter—City creamery, extras, 27c dike Milling company,
constitutional, as Heybum did, but he
brought in behalf of the Western Mill
per pound; fancy outside creamery,
is objecting to tf.e form and the lan
ing company, asking
26@27c store, 20c. Butter fat prices
guage o f the measure as it passed the
States district attorney M. L. Temple,
average 11c per pound under regular
and wants to substitute a bill of
j o f Iowa, be enjoined from seizing i senate,
his own framing.
This is Mondell’s
Eggs— Fresh Oregon ranch, 23@24c
favorite method o f opposing legislation
, decision does does not state whether or
that other Western men advocate.
I not the bleached flour is injurious.
Pork— Fancy, 12@ 12ic per pound.
Ever since he entered congress Mon
T ra d e T re a ty U n d e r Way.
Veal— Fancy, 10@101c per pound.
dell has regarded himself as the only
May 16 — the Federal
Lambs— Fancy, 10@12e per poo,id.
man in either body competent to draw i
Seattle, Wash., May 11.— Three hun satisfactory legislation in the interest government has taken steps looking to
Poultry — Hens, 20@21c; broilers,
30@35c; ducks, 18@23c; geese, 121c; dred Indian salmon fishermen at Ketch o f the W est No matter who intro the negotiation of a trade treaty with
It was officially announced’
turkeys, live, 20@22c; dressed, 25c; ikan, Alaska, have formed a union and duces a bill, how popular it may be, or Canada.
j struck against an attempt o f the fae- how satisfactory its form. Mondell today that last Thursday Secretary
squabs, $3 per dozen.
Cattle— Beef steers, hay fed, good to ! tories to reduce the price o f fish from wants to change it and substitute lan Knox had sent a communication to the
British ambassador here transmitting
choice, $64 l 6.50; fair to medium, $5(8. ; p to 4 cents. The Ketchikan factories guage o f his own.
In the house o f representatives to to the Canadain government a formal
5.50; cows and heifers, good to choice, j preserve salmon by a mi la-cure pro
$5<8 5.50; fair to medium, $4.25«) 4.75; cess and ship the product to Germany, day, Congressman Fordney, o f Michi proposal that tariff negotiations be in
gan, delivered an address in reply to stituted as soon as possible.
bulls, $3.50(84.25; stags, $5(815.50; ! where it is a favorite article o f food.
Senator Beveridge’s Indiana tariff
calves, lighL $6(87; heavy, $4.50(8.
speech, in which the latter criticised
R ioters D estroy Mission.
the Payne-Aldrich tariff law. Fordney ! Washington, May 12.— The secret
Hogs — Top, $10.@10.60; fair to
Changsha, China, May 11.— Word declared Beveridge had assaulted the i of the interior has rejected all bids
Sheep— Best wethers, $5.25(85.75; has reached here that riots have or- Republican party and held himself up the excavation o f 40 miles o f sub-1
best ewes, $4.75@ 5.25; lambs, choice, curred at Yuen Chow, which is 225 to his constituents as a martyr, repre erals on the Cowiche-Yakima brai
miles from Changsha, and that the in senting himself as the savior o f his o f the Tieton irrigation projecL W a
$7(88; fair, $6.50(87.
ington, and authorized the reclarr.at
Wool— Eastern Oregon, 14(817e per land mission has been destroyed. No People.
service to undertake this work by fc
pound; valley, 18@20e; mohair, choice, ; details are given, as the telegraph
May 13.—"T h e new accounL
j wires have been cuL