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NO MONEY FOR BOTH
Celilo Canal or Mouth of Colum
bia Must Suffer.
BURTON FIRM IN HIS DECISION
He Calls on Northweit Members of
Congress to Choose Between
Washington, Jan. 18. In kjdte of
nit entreaties and explanations, Chair
man llurton, of the houso committee
on rivers anil harbors, refuses to give
in to tlio demands of the delegates from
Oregon and ashington in regard to
tlio Columbia river improvement. He
still maintains that they must choose
between The Pallea-Cclllo canal and
tho improvement of tlio mouth of the
river; that they must sacrifice one pro
ject in tho interest of the other, and,
from present indications, he will force
them to express the'r preference. He
seems determined not to consent to nn
appropriation for both projects at this
It is difficult to undcrrtand Mr. Nor
ton's attitude. Ho is willing to appro
priate sufficient money to continue
work on the Jetty at the mouth of the
river, but is unwilling to commence
construction of tho Celilo canal. He
appears friendly enough to the fanner
project, but very unfavorably impressed
with the latter. Mr. llurton will not
admit that both projects arc of equal
importance; he will not listen to ex
planations that the people of Oregon
arc as anxious for the Celilo canal as
for a deep channel across the Columbia
river bar. Ho is not at all impressed
by the fact that the Oregon legislature
has appealed to the government in be
half of both projects. He consented to
make a brief statement of his position
today, when told that the people of
Portland were as friendly to tho Celilo
canal as to the mouth of the river.
"Wo cannot mako provisioona for
both projects within the limits of our
bill," said he, "at least to any consid
erable extent. Wc shall have to leave
one or the other with a comparatively
small appropriation. It would seem to
bo a more business-like way to proceed
with one or the other project with a
view to its completion."
Itcyond this Mr. Burton refused to
discuss the matter. Thoso who have
talked with him, while not pcimittcd
to quote him, feel that he is decidedly
opposed to the Celilo canal project.
Ho seems to feel that it would prove a
very costly work, especially in propor
tion to the amount of commerce that
would bo benefited. In his opinion it
would cost more on the basis of the
commerce involved than almost any
other project in the United States that
has been sanctioned by congress.
WILL DEFFND CHINA.
Hay's Note Denies Charges and Cites
Russia's Own Misdeeds.
Washington, Jan. 18. Secretary
Hay will soon reply to the Itussiaan
note alleging that China has violated
her neutrality obligation. Ho will
vigorously defend China. Ho will in
sist that China has done all possible to
maintain strict neutrality. Ho will
refuse to admit that there have been
nny intentional violations of neutrality.
He will cite instances in which Rus
sian troops have invaded Chinoso ter
ritory and provoked some reprisals for
which the Pekin government should
not be held accountable. Russia will
be urged to consider the attitude of
China as a guvornmunt and not that of
Copies of Secretary Hay's nolo will
be sent to all the powers. It is expect
ed that sotno of them will use their
moral influence to prevent Russia from
breaking the formor agreemont limiting
the zone of hostilities. Intimations
have already reached her that this ac
tion will bo taken.
Irrigation on Klamath.
Washington, Jan. 18. F. II. Newell,
chief of tho reclamation service, and
nil field engineers, who have made a
study of the Klamath basin, are very
enthusiastic over the Klamath irriga
tion project, and are bringing every in
fluence to bear to remove tho few re
maining obstacles which stand in the
way of its adoption. The Klamath
project, according to preliminary esti
mates, will reclaim in the neighbor
hood of 312,000 acres of land in South
ern Oregon and Northern California,
the major portion in Oregon.
Exchange of Prisoners.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 18. Japan's
consent to an exchange of prisoners, ac
cording to class and rank, has just been
received hero. Consequently, in tho
near future, three Russian officers cap
tured on the Russian volunteer fleet
cruiser Ekaterlonslav by tho Japanese
will be traded for three Japanese pris
oners captured on the transports Kin
shin, captured by the Russians in the
Sea of Japan, and Sado, driven ashore
by the Russians in the Sea of Japan.
Many Miners Entombed.
Decatur, 111., Jan. 18. Five foreign
born miners are known to bo dead and
a score moro entombed by fire and
smoke in a 000-foot coal ' mino shaft
near here. Rescuing parties have gone
into tho mine, hut have been unablo to
dp anything on account of the dense
smoke. Moro than a scoro of rescuers
were cut off by tho flames and hold
prisoners. They may be dead.
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Friday, Jan. 13.
Further consideration was given in
the house today of tho Impeachment
charges nguiust Judge Swnyne. There
was ii noticeable lack of interest in the
case except among n few members. The
defense charged that the whole thing
was n case of private vengeance.
Tho senate today passed tho leglsla-
tivo, executive and judicial appropria
tion bill and also a number of private
Saturday, Jan, 14.
In tho senate today an unavailing
effort was made to secure consent to fix
n day for taking a vote on the statehood
Pension legislation at tho roto of 860
bills in 103 minutes was indulged in
by the house today, the result being
the smashing of all previous records of
the house as to legislative nimbleness.
Hills were passed to authorize the use
of earth, stone and timber from the
forest reserves ami public lantls for the
construction of irrigation projects; to
prohibit the words "United States as
say" or any words conmmitting the
government to the quality of gold or
Monday, January 10.
Hills passed by the senate were: For
the relief of the Western Alaka Con
stmction Company's railroads by grant
ing an extension of time for comple
tion of the first section of at least 20
miles; to fix the compensation of criers
and bailiffs in the United States courts
at $3 a dav.
The statehood bill was discsscd for
three hours today. Several senators
talked against uniting New Mexico and
Arizona and some quesioned the unit
ing of Oklahoma and Indian Territory.
Heyburn said he! could see no reason
for it except for shortsighted desire
to shut the door of tlio senate against
Tuesday, January 17
In the senate today Heyburn con
cluded his speech on the joint state
hood bill and Stone gave notice of a
speech tomorrow on his resolution for
an investigation of charges of corrup
tion in the campaigns of 1800 and
1004. Lodgo presented the conference
report on tho Philippines !ond and
railroad bill, and explained the house
Senator Mitchell appeared on the
floor of the senate and defended him
self in regard tn the indictment in con
nection with the Oregon land frauds.
He called his accusers liars and jor
jurers and will demand nn investiga
tion. Many of his colleagues crowded
around him to welcome him.
Another obstacle has arisen in the
way of the Klamath irrigation project.
Chairman Mondell, of Wyoming, of the
house committee on irrigatiaon is fight
ing the bill. Ho says lie is not in
favor of expending a single cent of the
reclamation fund in either California
o Oregon until botli states "pass a
decent set of water laws." He would
take more of the reclamation fund for
use In his own stato regardless ol
Wednesday, January 18.
Tho house today adopted the 12 arti
cles of impeachment against Judge
Charles Swayne. The seaker was au
thorized to appoint members to present
the case to the senate and conduct tho
impeachment proceedings before that
Senator Stone occupied considerable
time with his speech asking an investi
gation of the campaigns of 1800 and
1004. Clay stioke in opposition to tiie
statehood bill. He had no objection
to the consolidation of Oklahoma
and Indian Territory.
Thursday, January 10.
Tho house of representatives today
completed consideration of the army
appropriation bill and will vote on it
tomorrow. A vigorous attack was
made on tho army transport service
by Humphrey and offered an amend
ment alxflishing it. The house fixed
Friday, rebruary 1, as tho date for
holding appropriate exorcises in Stat
uary hall accepting the stutue of Fran
ces K. Willard. A hill was paused ex
tending the extradition laws of the
United States to the Philippines.
Consideration of the statehood bill
was continued in the senate today and
Stone spoke for two hours in opposition
to it. The bill for the remuneration of
American fur sealers who sufferd losses
because of their suppresssion, was also
debated at some length, but no action
Italy Suspicious of Austria.
Rome, Jan. 21. Uneasiness is felt
here at the concentration on the Italian
frontier of Austrian troops, tho Patria
going so far as to say that Austria is
preparing for war against Italy. On
the other hand, tho Tribuna publishes
a statement to the effect that its corre
spondent at Viennu has leeii uusured
by tho Austrian foreign olllco that the
increase in the number of Austrian
troops on the frontier of Italy was
merely due to the return of soldiers to
their posts after having been on duty
along tlio Russian frontier.
To Include Swamp Land.
Washington, Jan. 21. Representa
tive Bell, of California, today intro
duced a bill authorizing the secretary
of the interior to includo swamp and
overflowed land in any irrigation pro
ject thut may be undertaken under the
national irrigation law, wherever it
may he deemed practicable and advisa
ble to do so. Such land, when relaim
ed, shall be disposed of in the samo
manner as other lauds lying under tho
government irrigation projects.
More Free Coal for Japan.
Tokio, Jan. 21. Tlio Japanese cap
tured the ISritish steamer Oklcy in
Tsushima straits Wednesday afternoon.
The vessel loft Cardiff on November 17,
carrying 5,000 tons ot coal lor Vladivo
stok. She was brought to Sasebo.
SOCIAL WAR IS ON
Great Strike nt St. Pctersburi) Is
WORK ON WARSHIPS IS STOPPED
About 511,000 Ironworkers and CO,
000 Cotton Mill Operatives
May Join In Strike.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 20. Tho strike
situation is boeotnlm: vorv crave
night there are 68,000 men ouy n
strike, and the movement is spreading
to the big cotton mills, which employ
over 60,000 operative. Meetings have
been called for tomorrow, at which So
cial Democratic leader will use their
titmsot endeavor to convert the strike
into a vast hUUouI demonstration,
which at the present crisis might have
most serious developments. The au
thorities ate adopting every precaution
to avoid an outbreak, but the Social
Democrats are spurring on the strikers,
and there is great danger of a collision
with the troops, which would lie al
most sure to be followed by red ling
demonstrations, accompanied by great
bloodshed. The community is full of
sensational rumors and rioting is gen
In conjunction with the Kpiphuny
celebration, which will occur tomrrow,
the meetings ot strikers will make the
day a critical one for the police. Thus
far, however, the strike has preserved
a purely economic oscct. The great
industrial quarter ot St. Petersburg
presents the appearance ot an armed
camp. The idle factories are surround
ed by cordon of jiolice mid patrol of
infantry march about the snow-covered
Tho strikers are I ml by a priest
namml (.upon, wlu is idolized by the
workmen and who represent them in
negotiation witli the emplyer.
This is the first great strike in North
ern Russia. Hitherto the workmen
have been unorganized, and previous,
strikes in St. Petersburg have not in
volved more than 10,000 men. The
strike leaders claim to have fund
enough to hold out for a month, hut
this Is doubted, and the luck of money
and the privations of winter uud per
haps government interference are ox-iK-cted
to make the strike short and
The strikers, who at first declined an
offer of financial supisirt, are ro.Mrtcd
to have accepted a contribution from
Tho strike has an important (souring
on tho war in tlio Far Kust, as every
day's delay in completing the govern
ment contracts with the iron works
means the loss of precious time in the
starting of the third Pacific squadron.
AGREE ON RAILROAD RATES
Leaders of House and Senate
to Speedily Pass Bill.
Washington, Jan. 20. It is asserted
today thut an agreement is making be
tween tho loaders ot tho senate ami the
houso in accordance witli which rail
road rate legislation will lie enacted at
the present session of congress The
basis of the legislation will he the
measure drawn by Colonel Hepburn,
chairman of the interstate and foreign
commorco committee of the house.
That bill already has been considered
by the president, Attorney General
Moody, Secretary Tuft and Secretary
Morton, and by mcmlsir of Isith the
house and tho senate. It does not meet
tiie approval of all who have examined
it, but it is believed to le a good found
ation for a measure which probably can
The probability is that tho Hepburn
bill will bo passed by the house lie fore
Smallpox Rages at Billings.
Hillings, Mont., Jan. 20. According
to the records of tho city officials there
are at present 07 cases of smallox
here, all of which are strictly guarded.
In different part of the town there are
37 houses under quarantine. Since
the outbreak of the disease, January 4,
there have been five deaths. A now
pout house has been erected outside the
city limits for tho cart) of patients.
Everything isjasilila is being done to
stamp out tho disease, and it is believ
ed tho health authorities have the situ
ation under control.
Will Save Five Vessels.
London, Jan. 20, According to n
dispatch received from Port Arthur five
oi tiie "ossein sunk by the Russians and
by the shells of tho Japanese in tho
hurlmr have been raised. Five hun
dred and forty guns on tho forts uud
warship have been found to be in
good condition and easily repaired.
In addition to theso tho prizes cap
tured by tlio Japanese includo eight
locomotives and 3,000 railroad
Put In Line of Succession.
Washington, Jan. 20. The houso
committee on election of president in
conference today favorably reported tho
bill adding tho secretary of agriculture
and tho secretary of commerce to tlio
line of presidential succession.
STAND UY CHINA.
Hay Answers Nolo of Russia's Com
plaining Against China.
Washington, Jan. 10. Count Cus-
siui, the Russian ambassador, was this
afternoon handed Secretary Hay's leply
to Russia's complaint that China Is
violating neutrality. At t lie same time
the unto was dispatched to tho Russian
umliussuilor, copies were transmitted
to all the European power, which en
dorsed tho agreement for a limitation
of the zone of hostilities in the Far
Secretary Hay's note I plain'? and
sharp, although (rained in the most
indite diplomatic luuguiigo. Faith i
impressed in the declaration that China
has not committed any breach ot neu
trality, but has done all possible, to
limlntilin it isirnvl nttitiiiln limnnlii
1 Inith belligerent. Russia I urged to
abide by the agreement confining the
war to definite limit.
At the same lime Secretary Hay for
warded a note to the Chinese govern
ment, through Minister Conger at
Pekin, in which China Is asked to con
tinue the strict enforcement of neutral
ity, so that neither Russia not Japan
mm find any cause fur complaint. An
inquiry i also made a to the allega
tion put forward by Russia that China
has been guilty ot many violation ot
Secretary Huy already know what
the reply will lie, and the question i
asked for the sole purosc ot affording
an opiHirtunity to deny the Russian
charge. China is afraid to answer
Russia through her own representative
at St. Petersburg, but i anxious that
this bo done through Secretary Hay.
MAY FLOAT FOUR SHIPS.
Japanese Find Wrecks In Port Arthur
Are Not Hopeless.
Uiudon, Jan. 10. The Times corro-
spondent at Port Arthur, detailing the
damage to the Russian fleet, say the
Uittleship Pcrccvict and Poltava can
easily Ik flouted, but that the former's
eonstructtiru is greatly damaged and
that the battleship Pallada and the
armored cruiser Ilayuu upiwreutly are
not seriously damaged and can In re
floated. The four vessels, the corro
sismdent says, may lie saved after great
exivense. hut the dillletiltie will ho
great, a there is no dock in Jhiii for
Tho lHitthwhls Retvlzan and Poblo
da seem to be hopclos-dy damaged. A
regards armament, the turret gun
were all destroyed before the surrender.
Some of the gun of the secondary arm
ament are intact, but most of the small
guns were removed to the fort.
Three days before the surrender the
ship were set on fire with kerosene
anil miuis were exploded alongside.
Russians state that the fleet was unfit
for service after the engagement of
August 10. Coul was abundant and it
was used to protect the decks of the
wur vessels agaiilst howitzer shell.
CALL FOR $70,000.
California Bill for I0OG Exhibit
Makes Total of 500.000.
Sacramento, Oil., Jan. 10. Action
toward providing an appropriation to
insure a creditable representation of
California at the lew is and Clark in
ternntional exixmition at Portland this
year was taken tixluv, when Assembly
man Wis, of Alummla, Introduced In
the lower houso a hill appropriating
$70,000 in addition to the sum nt $20.
000 set aside by the last legislature fur
the purpose. This make a total of
$00,000, and is deemed siilltrloiit by
pmjwr handling to make u first class
display, with what aid the various
counties will give by supplying ma
terial. The hill iiassed by the last legislat
ure iiMinos (ioveriHir Pardee as coiumi-
sinoer to the exwition, and gives him
direction of the expenditure of the
$20,000. The one presented by As
semblyman illiss today makes no pro
vision for commissioner. Theri is a
plan to amend the hill in committee, so
that it will provide for two honorary
commissioners. It is not thought the
chief executive will have any trouble
in securing noiisalarled commissioner
to serve the state.
Will Combine Forces.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 10. Tho admir
alty ljcro denies the rejmrt published
by the Matin, of Paris, to tho effect
that the Russian authorities are in re
ceipt of a dispatch from Admiral Ro
jestvensky saying that he is leaving
Madagascar without waiting the divi
sion commanded by Rear Admiral Ro-
trnvsky. There is every indication
that the Russian second Pacific squad
ron intends to cruise in the Indian
ocean for some time, probably until
the arrival of the division now being
made ready lit Lilian.
Looks Dark for Canal.
Washington, Jan. 10, Nothing de
veloped In tho river mid hurlsir com
mittee today to indicate that there hud
been a change of sentiment with regard
to the Celilo canal. Chairman llurton,
so fur as known, udheres to the position
ho took yesterday uud has not been
moved by further pleas of Representa
tive Williamson and Jones, It con
tinues to look very durk for the cuuul
project ut the present session of con
gress. Hundreds Burled Alive.
London, Jun, 10. A dispatch from
St. Petersburg from n news agency re
ports thut un earthquake at Shemukha,
70 miles northwest of Jluku, buried
hundreds of persons in the ruins of
buildings in tho lower part ot the
town, which was densely populated,
despite the decision, utter tho earth
quake of three years ago, that no moro
houses should bo built there,
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
IN THE LEGISLATURE.
Salem, Jan. 10. Two hills of the
1003 session, amending tho Australian
ballot law, and relating to the Highlit
judicial district, which the governor
vetoed, were returned to tho Semite and
f Ailed to pits. A joint uieinorliil wns
adopted urging early action on the
part of the government In tho construc
tion of the Celilo canal. Among the
new hill were: To limit the hour of
service of railroad employe; to create
juvenile court, and to amend district
irrigation law of J806.
Upon the house convening today
SHuker Mill announced the standing
committee. The Celilo canal resolu
tion wn adopted. A resolution for a
40-cent lumber rate to the Missouri
river wa referred. Among the new
measure iiilnsliirml were: To make
district primary law opemtho In 1006;
extending oen salmon season (or Co
lumbia from Augsut 16 to August 26
to exempt from taxation property ol
householder to $600 valuation, and to
create Cascade county. Tho now
county I to ho cut out of Wasco and
It temporary ami prolmuly crumucut
county seat Is to bo IIchmI Itlver.
Salem, Jan. 17. The following were
among the 10 hill introduced in the
senate today: To protect Eastern oys
ter planted In Oregon water; to
amend the law fixing the boundary of
(irant count', to create the Malheur Ir
rigation district; tumakodeoth penalty
apply to tminrobliery ; to authorize the
I ,mis and Clark (air to condemn pri
The purpose of the irrigation district
hill is to enable the people of the Mal
heur mm n try to overcome the obstacle
in the way ot government Irrigation
A bill raising the statutory sge of
consent from 1(1 to 18 year wa laid
on the takle.
In the house ln hills that had lieen
vetoed by the governor were read.
One, for higher salary for Multnomah
county schd iiHriutiidtml, wa not
sustained. The other font, authoriz
ing additional expenditures, by the
state dairy and f'sxl commissioner,
amending Astoria charter, to Ismd the
warrant indebtedness ot Multnomah
count, and for executive mansion and
other appropriations, were sustained.
A joint resolution to adjourn legis
lature Feb runty 10 wns referred.
Thirty-five new hill were read for
the first time in the house today,
among them being: To make gambling
a felony; to uutliorlzo seciul tux for
bridge in Portland; to protect coul
mines and miners; to eouienato In
dian war veterans ot 1H6A-I),aud appro
priating $16,000 therefor; to create
railroad commission; to create Eighth
judicial district:; to create Tenth judi
cial district; to enable elector to vote
without new registration when they
move to another precinct; to amend
local option law.
I mil option by pivolnct only I the
Miro of the house bill. If It be
coiuoh a law prohibition In counties hn
a whole ami groups of precinct will 1st
Salem, Jan. IK. The right of the
jple to exercise the referendum pow
er 1 to Its protected by Governor
ChamWluiu and notice to this effect
wa tody served upon the two house
of the legislature. In h special inew-
Mtgo the governor told the member in
plain language that they are attaching
emergency clause to many measure
which are not design)! to meet real
emergencies ami that he will feel
ImhiimI to disapprove such bill It passed
in thut form.
Setentoeu bill were imowhmI by the
senate, all of minor iuiMirtance except
ing to the localities directly Interested,
being mostly change In city charter.
Identical hill have been Introduced
in Isith house amending the Eddy cor
Miration tax law. The hill provides
that mining couiNinUt shall make an
nual roiMirt of the business done by
them, and it it shall appear thut their
gross receipts are less than $1,000 they
shall Imj exempt from the payment of
the annual tax.
Among the new measure introduced
were: To nil so the salary of the usslst
uut warden of the pcnltctiury from
$000 to $1,200; to amend general road
laws; to make it unlawful to shoot
from or uihiii uny public road; to de
flue rights ot riparian owners (routing
on tho Columbia river; to provide for
forming ot dyking districts,
Tho senate defeated the houso joint
resolution usking congress to cull a
constitutional convention for the pur
Buy Wasco Land.
The Dalles Homescekers are he
ginning to arrive in tills section and
some are already buying land. T. L,
uud H. F. Hemingway, recently from
HMikano, Isiught the Put Gorman farm
of -i 10 acres, neitr Klngsley, for $H,000.
Tho Messrs, Hemingway have traveled
pretty well over Eastern Oregon look
ing for land, and finally determined
thut Wasco county afforded butter In
ducements than uny other section of
the eastern part of the state. They
say no other section of Oregon litis laud
thut will produce us much,
To Light Jacksonville,
Jacksonville A franchise has been
grunted to tho Condor Wutor A Power
company to furnish electric lights for
Jacksonville, Tho company Is tiie
owner ot tho fine dam across the Rogue
river near Gold Hill, and the power
and light must be transmitted u ills
tunco of 12 miles. The poles uro al
ready set for tho lighting, inasmuch ns
tho company is now furnishing power
to run tho Opp mining machinery, one
mile wct from Jacksonville,
pose ot adopting an amendment provid
ing for election tt United Slates sen
ators by direct vole ol the people.
Three bills passed the house today,
a follows! To extend the llaucroft
Ismding net for sewer and slieel Im
provement to all lmorH)rated towns;
to empower corporation to net us ad
ministrator, executor, receivers,
guardians and trustees; to authorize
county courts to appropilate hind for
Twenty-seven new bill were road
tor the first time In the house.
The first large appropriation bill ap
peared In the house today currying
$1:1:1,117.12, ot which $17,000 Is to
cover deficiencies, $60,000 the expense
of thif- piVenl legislative session and
$:I6,HK.,11 for meeting tinld scalp
Halein, Jan. 10. Thirteen senate
bill ami two house bill were passed
by the house today, among them were
To establish a Third Eastern Oregon
District Agricultural society; to estab
lish county and city linl of hottllh;
to require teacher In public school
to give 110 days' notice of Intention to
quit; to fix the tee to Imj charged by
A bill wa Introduced to take the
apHilutmeiit ol fish warden (rout the
Ishird 00111111! of the governor, secre
tary ot Mtule'uud state toasurcr and give
it to the governor. A similar bill will
lie liitrtsluccd In the Ihiuso tomorrow
Among the other new measure) were:
To amend the code hi a to change the
name of the Slate Reform school; (or
state convention ol county school su
perintendent; to comd attendance
of children at school; requiring all en
trance to sahsiii to ho in the (rout or
most conspicuous place; to uIhiIIsIi all
state normal schools except one. to
provide (or creation of bureau of mine,
to protect railroad miNiule from
ticket scalping and requiring railroad
couiMliie to redeem unused ticket.
Twelve bill mimhI the Immis tiUy,
four ot them miiHiciwtl charier.
Seventeen new hill wer Introduced,
among them lielug: Amending law aa
to sttpNirt of ir; to exempt certain
lulling eor"iratlo from IMdy license
tax; for leitdlng agricultural Institute,
and appropriating money therefore.
The bill raising the age of consent
from III to IK year wa brought up In
the senate today ami made u shvIiiI
order for 1 1 o'clock tomorrow. Many
senator and representative favor tho
measure and it 1 Udlovcd it will a
Reopen WooUn Mill.
P.tigcno John P. Wilbur and Wll
Hum Wright, of I'uloii, have secured
an option 011 the Willamette Valley
Woolen Manufacturing cmopany's mill
in this ci ty, which has Imii closed for
almost a year on account of the com
pany going into iHinkruptcy. They are
now examining the title to the prop
erty ami looking Into a few minor de
tails, ami It i given out by Receiver
A. C. WisHlcock that the sale of the
proirty to these gentlemen i certain.
The plant will ha thoroughly over
hauled ami new machinery added.
Highest Award for rVheat.
Pendleton I'mulilla county leads
the world in the production of lino
wheat, according to the superior Jury
on award ( the Iiuisiuitu Purchase
exitioti. W. P. Temple, an active
farmer of this county, received olllcial
notice of the highest award received for
the display of wheat at the cxiwisition.
Mr. Temple's specimen consisted of
three sheaves of hliieslem wheat and
formed a wrt of I'matiUa county's jsir
tlon of the Oregon exhibit.
Wasco's Educational Exhibit.
II'hsI Itiver Wasco ootinty Intend
to 1st well represented with an mluea
tional exhibit ut the l-ewi and Chirk
exHtitioti. At a meeting of tho Wasco
County PriuciiHtl' club in the llotsl
River high school arrangement were
made to begin ut onto on tlio work of
prewiring the county's exhibit.
Saving to Applegrowors.
Hissl River The fruitgrowers of
Hood River are contracting with tho
DuvontKirt Urns, Lumber company ot
this city for apple Isixes ut the remark
ably low price of 8 cents a Isix. IjisL
year the prevailing price was 10 and
Oregon Land Withdrawn from Entry
Washington On ucenunt of the Cho-
wuukuu Irrigation project, the general
land olllco lias withdrawn from nil
(onus of disposal 7 townships, aggre
gating about 172,800 ucres, in tlio
lukcluw land district.
,.,WprIatlon for Portage Road.
"l.oro At the Junuury term of tho
county court of Sherman county $2,000
wus appropriated for aid in the con
struction of the statu portage railway.
Wheat Walla Wnlln, BBo; bluo
stein, 88000c; vulloy, 87o.
Oats No. 1 white, $l.:i2J(, 02.35,
gray, $l.:i501.IO per cental.
Hay Timothy, $H016 per ton;
clover, $11012; grain, $11012; cheut,
Potatoes Oregon fancy, 8O0l)6o;
Apples Daldwlns, $1.26; Bpltxon
borgs, $1.7602 per box.
F.ggs Oregon ranch, 2O0aOc.
Ruttor Fancy creamery, 260270,
Hops Choice, 2O03Oo; prime, 27
28u per pound,
Wool Valley, 10020c; Eastern
Oregon, 10017c; mohair, 25020c per