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The capataz made a wry face.
"There will be probably plenty of blows
to receive, and veryUttle profit to derive
from such an expedition." ' . '
"I believed that you were devoted to
me," the general remarked bitterly..;. '
"Your excellency is not mistaken; I
am truly devoted to you, but I jhave
also a fondness for my skin." ..
"I will give you twenty-five ounces for
every slit it receives; is that enough?"
"Come, I see that your excellency
wishes me to be cut into inince meat !"
the capataz exclaimed joyously.
"Then that is agreed?"
"I should think so, excellency, at that
price a man would be a fool to refuse."
"But about horses?"
"We have 'at least ten or a dozen In
.'"That la true; I did not think of
that,'' the general exclaimed, striking his
forehead, "have seven lassoed at once."
"Where must I tnko the senorita?"
"Bring her to this house, for she shall
-, not set foot In the convent again."
"Very good, when shall I Btart, gen
eral?" "At once, If It be possible."
"In twenty minutes I shall have left
- In the meanwhile the carriage dashed
along; it passed at full gallop through
the San Lazaro gate, then turned sud
denly to the right and entered a some
what narrow street. At about the mid
dle of this street It stepped before a
house of rather modest appearance, the
. gate of which at once opened, and a man
came out holding the bridles of two prai
rie mustangs completely harnessed, and
with a rifle at each saddle-bow. The
Frenchman got out and invited his com
panion to foiicw his example. ,
"Resume : your usual dress," he. said,
as he led him Inside the house.
The Tigrero obeyed with an eager start
of Joy. While he doffed his gown his
companion mounted, after saying to the
Whatever happens, not a word not
a cry; keep the shutters up; we will
gallop at the door and itemenber, your
.Jivtare ill pern. . ,
Don Martial at this moment came out
of the house attired as a" caballero.
- "To horse and let us fcs off," said M.
Ballier.-- - - - -t -- t -;
The. Tigrero bounded on to the mus
tang held in readiness for him, and the
Carriage, in which the mules had been
changed, started again at full speed. The
house at which they - had stopped was
the one hired by Valentine to keep his
( stud at !; ''-
: Half an hour thus passed and the car
riage disappeared In the thick cloud of
dust It raised as It dashed along. Don
Martial felt new born: the excitement
had restored his old ardor as if by en
chantment, he longed to be face to face
with hla foe, and at length come to a
settlement with him.
All at once the Indian uttered a cry.
The two men looked back with alarm and
aaw a body of men coming up at full
speed. At this moment the carriage was
following a road bounded on one side
by a rather thick chapparal, which
tended for some distance; on the other
by a deep ravine.
At a sign from the Frenchman the
carriage was drawn across the road and
the ladies got out and went, under
Curumilla's protection, to seek shelter
behind the trees. The two men, after
seeing that their friends were concealed,
with their rifles to their shoulders and
fingers on the triggers, stood firmly in
the middle of the road, awaiting the. on
jet of their adversaries, for, in all prob
ability, the newcomers were enemies.
Otorumilla, after concealing, with that
Indian skill he so thoroughly possessed,
, the young ladles at a Bpot where they
were thoroughly protected from bullets,
had placed himself, rifle in hand, not by
the side of the two riders, but, with
characteristic redskin -prudence, he am
buscaded himself behind the carriage,
probably reflecting that he represented
the entire Infantry force, and not caring,
through a point of honor, very absurd in
his opinion, to expose himself to a death
not only certain but useless to those he
wished to defend.
The horsemen, however, on coming
within range of the persons they were
pursuing, stopped, and by their gestures
seemed to evince a hesitation the fugi
tives did not at all understand, after the
fashion In which they had hitherto been
pursued. The motive for this hesitation,
which the Frenchman and his companions
could not know, and which perplexed
them so greatly, was very simple.
Carnero, for it was the general's capa
tas who was pursuing the carriage, with
his peons, all at once perceived, with a
secret pleasure, it is true, though he was
careful not to let his companions notice
(t, that while they were pursuing the
carriage other horsemen were pursuing
them, and coming up at headlong speed.
On seeing this, as we said, the party
baited, much disappointed and greatly
embarrassed as to what they had better
They were literally placed between two
fires, and were the attacked instead of
tha assailants; the situation was crit
ical, and deserved serious consideration.
Carnero suggested a retreat, remarking
with a certain amount of reason that the
ides war no longer equal and that suc
cess was highly, problematical. The
peon!? all utter ruffians, and expressly
enosen by the general, but who enter
Mined a profound respect for the Integ-
'"A-.W "ieir iimus.iand were but very
sugntiy lnojjned to have them injured in
So disadvantageous a contest with people
who Evould not recoil, were disposed to
rpuow..theVadvice of the capataz and re
use before a retreat became Impossible.
la'l)P'Iy. the Zaragate was among
tne peons. Believing from his conversa
tion with the colonel that he knew bet
ter than any one the general's intentions,
and 'attracted by the hope of a rich re
ward- if he succeeded in ..delivering him
of his enemy, that Is to say, in killing
Valentine ; and moreover, probabls Im
pelled by the' personal hatred he enter
tained for the hunter, he would not listen
to any observation, and swore with hor
rible oaths that he would carry out the
general's orders at all hazards, and that,
since the persons they were ordered-to
stop were only a few paces before them,
they ought not to retire until they had,
at least, attempted to perform their duty,
and that if his comrades were such- cow
ards as to desert him, he would go on
alone at his own risk, certain that the
general would Be satished with the way
in which he had behaved.
After a declaration so distinct and
peremptory, any hesitation became im
possible, the more -'.so as the horsemen
were rapidly comnig up, and if the capa
taa hesitated much longer he would be
attacked in the rear. Thus driven out of
his last intrenchment, and compelled
against his will to fight, Carnero gave
the signal to push on ahead. , i
But the peons had Bcarce "started ere
three shots were fired, and three men
rolled in tho dust., The. newcomers, in
this way, warned their friends to hold
their ground .and that they were bring-)
jug help. The dismounted peons were not.'
wounded, though, greatly shaken by their
fall, and nnable to take part in the fight :'
their horses alone were hit, and that so
cleverly that they at once fell.
"Eh, eh !" the capataz said, as he gal
loped on ; "these picaros have a very sure
lhnri'l ..What do yoi ili'uk. o. U?" i ,
"1 say thatvthere are still four of fas;
that is double th number of those wtit-'
ing for us down there, and we are suffi
cient to master them." .... . fj f,
"Don't be too sure, my good "friend,,
Zaragate," the capataz said with a grin;
"they are men made of iron, who must
be killed twice over before they fall."
The Tigrero and his companions had
heard shots and seen the peons bite the
dust. - ' . , ,
i "There is Valentine,"' said the French
'of his friend, whose life he hud just saved
Aince again, and bore it to the side of the
road. Valentine, had. fainted.
(The chief; so soon as he saw bis friends
charge the' peons, left his ambush, and
while careful to" remain behind them, fol
lbwed to the battlefield. HV-had watched
eogsrly the long struggle between the
hunter and the Zarngate ;' trying vainly
to assist his friend, 'but never able 'to.
succeed. - The two enemies were so en
.twined, their movements" were' so rapid,
and they changed-their positions so sud
denly that- the. chief was a 'raid lest he
inifcht wod'nd his friend in Attempting' to
help him. Finally the Arauoano bounded
like a; wild beast on the Mexican, 'and
witiiput hesitation scalped und -stabbed
hitn. with .the agility characteristic of
tne redskins, ancr which he himself pos
sessed in so high a degree. .
Almost at the same moment the horse
men also finished their fight. The .peons
had offered a vigorous resistance, but
being badly supported -by the capataz,
who was disabled at the beginning of the
skirmish by Don MartialaJu'seeing .the
Zaragate dead and three of jtlisir friends
dismounted and incapable jf coming to
their assistance, they rave ltd i
The capataz' had been wiimded at his
own request by Don Matflul, in order
to save appearances withMie general
he had a wide "gash on his tight arm,
very -severe at the first zt-rte. but in
significant In realty r A Jich had been
almost smashed by '.Belhur-ear; so that
the field of battle remaineJ In the hands
.of the hunters.-,'.,. j'', r v ..:!
hen their victory was assured, they
assembled anxiously round -Valentine,; for
they were alarmed at. his toildition, and
most anxious to ,'be -reassuresit ..Valentine,
wnoae arm .Lurunulla -had at once set,
With the skill ..flnd'.'ronlne:Jft'iif nn nA
practitioner., soon reonencd l.B eves. reas
sured, his friends' by' a sraile.Tand offered
the In.dian chief - his right Sand, .which
me latter, am an in heart Av tn nn ex
pression' of indescribable hippiness, as
he" uttered his favorite ex.lamation of
"Ugh!" the only word he permitted him
self to use in joy or in sorrow, when he
felt himself choking with mtemal emo
tion. . . - !.-
"Senores," the hunter said, "it is only
an arm broken; thrthks to the chief,
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
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BIG COOS SAWMILL STARTED
Cody Plant Will Cut 150,000 Feet of
Bandon The new Cody mill Bawed
the first log'pf last month which marks
an eeovh.in tlie history of the sawmill
'busitiepor'the.Coquille river. ' This
plant. is the largest in operation in Coos
county..' The dally capacity, at present,
is 100,-'OOQ,feef,'and two re-saws and a
pony ,oariu .saw wm.be added, which
will give a capuciiy'of 150,000 feet per
day. .' .'"'
The plant is equipped with labor
saving machinery and appliances,
among, which are live rolls everywhere
the lumber has to be handled. The
mill and grounds coyer 85 acres and
nave log booms aceommodating 15,
000t000 feet of timber. Already there
are o.uuu.uuu leet of timber readv for
the mill and the various logcine camps
belonging .to 'the company along the
river are placing niore timber in the
riyer daily. ..... . ;
Successful- Prune Run.
Engene-r-The Ipcal. fruit evatiotato
has just j closftdA very fcuccessfiA'sea-'
000 pounds of gieen fruit: WMicfi makes
oyer 200,000 jcuifUft -after they aiie
araea. ;me 'entire crop in tnis viuimty
was saved this year, wheieas- last year
iwihaps one-fourth: of the crop was al
lowed to-go to 'waste on account of lack
o( drying - facilities. Since then the
.ooiripany that, ppurates the evaporator
here has built one at Irvine of similar
capacity and other smaller cnes have
been built near Eugene. The croptbia
year was almost as large as last.
nave had an easy escape; Let us re
sums our, journey before Other enemies'
.come up." -
And we, senor?" the capataz cried.
humbly. ,. , . ,.,
Valentine rose with the Chiefs assist-:
ance, and took a furious glance at . .the"
peons, -. as tor you, miserable assassins,"
he said with a . terrible ' aojent, "return
to your master and tell him m what way
ou were received. ,. But, r. Is not sufflrj
I 'll ta V'7ri H.ieMuod -w y jriA-... T,
in ust revenge -for . the odious snare into!
which rnv friends nnd T alV hut- fi.ll T
will learn- whether, ia, open day, and Somen." , but none .of Uiem intend to leave a
n .llAn S lf,Jun 'U.t::.t:,Una 11 nf nrTlol f.V.af. will ITtHlirA .IiclIX
Solid for Appropriation.
University of Orearan. Euce'ne A-
plan is being promoted bv some of the
alumni among the students to form the
student body into a committee of corre
spondence to use their influence . over
the state to pass the. university appro
priation next June. ' The supporters of
tne. univeriity, the alumni and the
FINDS SEE Db'ES&ARS.
Hood River Fruit Grower Makes Dis
covery of Fraak.
Hood River A' discovery hatf been
made by A.' I.' Mason, vice president of
the Northvfest Fruitgrowers' associa
tion, that may 'rank with' the greatest
horticultural feats of Luther Burbank
the. wizard 6f Santa Eoea, Cal. It con
sists of a pear,:welt developed in every
way, large, of fine quality and flavor
but absolutely seedless and coreless.
The fruit was examined by some of the
oesi. Known irurcgrowers ana Horticul
turists at Hood River and1 many others
and is pronounoed the ' most wonderful
example of entirely, seedless 'deciduous
fruit ever seen or heard of.' . Unlike the
seedless apple, the Mason seedless pear,
as it has been named, is a perfect one,
being from'3g;to i inches In height
and 4 to 5 inches in circumference
In telling 'the story of his discovery
Mr. Mason stated that the tree on which
they .grew was' bought for a Clapp's
r:avorr;te, ana is put tnree . years old.
Lastjyear-iTiad but few pears on it and
uttle attention was paid to .them except
.to note-that they bore later than that
variety is supposed to.'
1 Tms'Vear. however, it had several
b'dkes of -large, fine fruit and in being
prepared: for canning one of the pears
was (3ut open and to the astonishment
of Mason s wife, bad no seeds in it.
Thinking this was just a freak on the
part of one pear, Mrs. Mason cut open
another which also had no seeds or cere
and called Mr. Mason's attention to the
fact. Hurriedly he cut open half a box
of the fruit and found it all seedless
and coreless, and not being posted on
pears, as apples, he came to town to
discover if q,ny one knew ot a similar
' Norie could be found among either
growers, shippers or students of horti.
culture and the pear was pronounced
not a'.Oiapp's Favorite, but one of un
known variety that igives every evidence
of having in, some, way performed what
mankind has beep trying to. do for
years, grow eeediee deciduous fruit that
"I believe so," Don Martial replied.'
"Shall we charge?'
"yes." t, '
And digging in .their spurs, they dashed
at the peons.
Valentine and his two comrades, Bel
humeur and Black Elk (for the French
man was not mistaken, it was 'really the
hunter coming up, whom the Canadian
had warned) fell on the peons simulta
neously' with Don Martial and his com
panion. s '
A terrible,. silent' and obstinate strug
gle went on for some minutes between
these nine men ; the foes had seized each
other round the 'body, as they were too
close to- use firearms, and tried to stab
each other. Nothing was heard but an
gry curses and panting, for what is the
use of insulting when you can kill?
The Zaragate, so. soon as he recognized
the hunter, dashed at him. Valentine,
although taken off his guard, offered a
ylgorous resistance; the .two men were
entwined like serpents, and. In their ef
forts to dismount each other," fit last both
fell, and rolled beneath the, leet of the
combatants who, without thinking of
them, or perceiving their fair,' continued
to attack each other firriously. , ' . '
The Zaragate, some years younger than
Valentine, and possessed of his fidl bod
ily strength, while urged on- by the love
of a rich reward, made superhuman ef
forts to master his opponent and plunge
his navaja' Into his heart
Still Valentine felt that his streneth
was becoming exhausted, the unexpected
resistance he met with from an enemy ap
parently so little worthy of him exasper-
ated him and made him lose his coolness.
Collecting all his pemaining vigor to at
tempt a final and "decisive effort, he suc
ceeded in .gettipg his ..enemy once again
under mm, ana pinned him down: but.
(it. the same moment, Valentine uttered a
cry of pain and rolled on the ground
a horse's kick had broken hisj.left aim.
The Zaragate sprang np with a titer's
bound, and bursting into a yell of de
light, placed his. knee .on his enemv's
chest, at the same time as he prepared
to bury his navaja in his heirt Valen
tine felt that he was lost, ano? did not. at
tempt to avoid the death that threatened
Ah, ah!" the Zaragate said, with a
ferocious grin. "I hold my venacance
length, accursed Trail-hunter."
He did not complete the sentence-
suddenly seized by his long 'hair, while'
a knee, thrust between his shquldeRffcrc-'
ed mm to Dena DacK. he saw.' as in a
horrible dream, a ferocious fdee grinning
ahove his head. With a fearful srroan he
rolled on the ground;, a knife had been
buried in his heart, while, his scato '
which was suddenly removed, left his V
denuded skull to inundate with blood the
ground aronnd. . i
Curumilla raised in his arms the body
half a dozen miles from Me&co, .'bandits
can thus attack peaceable travelers with
impunity. .Begonj& .' . ''
So soon as .the rJeons. in 'ofiedieneVto
tire hunter's orders', had "left the 'battle
field, he, on' his' part, gave his companions'-!
hurried, to reassure, the ladies, who -were
standing more dead than alive at the
spot where the chief had concealed them.
He. made them, get into- the carriage
again, without telling them anytiipg ex
cept that the danger was past, and that
there was . hot the: slightest doubt but
what the rest of the journey would be.
performed.in safety. .k -
'Valentine's friends trled in vain , to
induce him to get into the carriage, with
the ladies.' lie would not Consent but
insisted on mounting his horse, assuring,
them, in the far from probable event of
their being attacked again, that he could,
be still of some service to his .compan
ions in spite of his broken.. arm. . Tha
latter-were too well acquainted with hial
miicAiuie, w iii to argue or press .me puiiiv
with him. further, so Curumilla remounted
the coach box and tb1y started:
The rest of the journey was performed
without any 'incident,- and they .reached,
the quintn twenty minutes latr,
The skirmish had taken place scarce
two miles from the country house. On
reaching the gates, Valentine took leave
of his friend without dismounting.
"What I" the latter said to him, ''are
yon going, Valentine, without testing 'for
a moment?" .'.
' "I must, my dear Ralller," he an-
.swered ; you know what impwious rea
sons claim my presence in Mexico."
"But you are wounded."
"Have I not Curumilla to-attend to
my hurt? Do not-be 'anxious about me;
besides, I intend to see you again soon.
This quinta appears to me strong enough
to resist a surprise; - Ilavt iyou a garri
son?" ' ? , i,s ; -.'
"1 have a 'dozen servants and mj'two
brothers." ' . , .' '
"In that case I am easy' In 'my mind;
besides, there is only one night to pass,
and I believe that after the lesson his
people have received, the general will not
venture an a second attack, for some days'
at least. Besidesj he reckons on tne suc
cess of his proniihclamento. ' Ton will
come to me td-morrow at daybreak, will
you not ?" !
"1 shall not 'fail."
' "In that case.! will be off."
"Will you not say. good-by to the la
dies?" ' ,.v . ..
"They are not aware of my presence
and" it will be better for them not to
see 'mc;''o -good-by -till to-morrow."
' ' (To "be continued.)
board of regent -rticu!arly are ak., wiu be the equal L flavor and litv
next spring nv Cgof tbp3 r
cbnjder.ee .tbatf the' refereum- , M .... Naii RsrDrA
SMALL IS OUSTED.
Striking Telegraphers Refuse to Con
Chicago, Oct. 14. The national ex
eutive board of the Commercial Teleg
raphers' union last night suspended
President Small, the order to take effect
immediately. The notification adds
that the executive board will hereafter
direct the strike, and that it will be
"run by men with red blood."
New York, Oct. 14. Followed by a
storm of denunciation and hisses, Sam
uel J. Small, national president of the
Commercial Telegraphers' union, was
practically driven out of Clinton hall at
a mass meeting of striking operators
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Small at
tempted to explain his action in send
ing out notices to all locals Saturday
night asking them to vote on the ques. .
tion of suriender, but before he ooiiid-i- k
finish shouts of "resign," "iet oift,!' r&-.
and other exclamations even less oorufe"
pninentary drowned njB voicer t,V
NewYoik, Oct. 14. FollowmV the
visit to this city of Labor Commission
er Neil, President Small, of the Com
mercial Telegraphers' union, Saturday
afternoon took decisive steps to close
tne telegraphers strike. He s.ent the
following telegram to all the leading
cities in the country:
"JNew York, Oct. 12. 1907. Prom
nent New Yorkers appealed to me to
call the strike off. All efforts at nego
tiations are exhausted, and the com
pany's officials say they will fight to a
finish. , The treasury is depleted and
no more funds are available. Bequests
for relief from all sides are heavy and
urgent. The general assembly cannot
meet them. The strike having been
ordered without the president's sanc
tion, I recommend that locals' vote on
CARS STILL SCARCE.
Bto'pe unturned that will insure
Two Hundred in Line,
' Klamath Falls Reports come from
lakeview to the effect that 200 people
are now in line at the Lakeview land
offioe awaiting the date of filing, Octo
ber 28, on the lands recently opened to
entry. County Treasurer Lewis and
D. G. Brown, of Fort Klamath, in their
search for claims yent to an out-of-the-1
way place, south of Sjlver creek, where
Medfotd's New Record
J Medford The first carload of Beurre
Bqsc pearms ever shipped to New York
from Oregon has sold there at auction,
grossing $2,335,' or an average on all
sizes of $4.10 per box. J. W. Perkins
is the grower. This Is the record price
for fruit of this variety Tearly every
car shipped from-IeyfyrHis year has
b'keh.. existing records. All pear re
cords afcall varieties-noff-hgjd by Med
ford.grwers(liaving .been wrested away
from California' within .the past two
years, up to which' time California had
taken and . heid. ail pear records. Five
they supposed no one would be, fmt ( hunared. rea- 'Beiiie- TBosc pears
found the wools - full of people, and 0 jnfo b&rin-?T$e next year.
came nuiuo niiuu
Llateulng; for Bombs. .
. "What makes Bilklns. Jump 6o at er
ery little' noise?" , , '.' -'-He's'.been
over, .in Russia a year
-and it's got to be a habit with him."
Detroit Free Tress.
The Sahara : has over one-balf the
area of the United States, fits popu
lation Is very small for its area. ;The
Libyan and Nubian deserts are only s
continuation of It to the Bed Sea.
The general belief is that everyone will
secure at least a contest case.
Reign of Wheat Kings Ended.'
" Pendleton A sensation- has been cre
ated here by the- announcement that
Agent McFatridge has received positive
instructions to institute new conditions
on the Urnatilla Indian reservation re
garding the leasing of Indian land., -In
future the leaseholder must reside on
the land leased, which will do away
with the wheat kings of Pendleton and
other places who . have been farming
thousands jof acres of reservation land.
The new rule will make smaller farms
and more people on them. It will go
into effect at once.
Wheat Club, 8687c;' bluestem, 88
89o; valley, 8586c; red, 8485c.
Oats No. 1 white, $28; gray, $27.
Barley Feed, $25.60 per ton; brew
ing, $26.5027; rolled, $26.
Corn Whole, $31; cracked, $32.
Hay Valley timothy, . No. 1, $17
18 per ton; Eastern Oregon timothy,
$1920; clover, $11; cheat, $11; grain
hay, $1112,; alfalfa, $1213.
Fruits Apples, -$lg1..75 per bcx;
cantaloupes, 75c$.l,5Q ,-per crate;
peaches, 60c$l. pel 'crate; prunes,
50o per crate; - watermelons, llc
per pound; pears, $11.75 per box;
grapes, 40c?$1.50 per crate; casaba,
$2.25 per dozen-; quinces, $11.25 per
box; .huckleberries, 7 8S per pound ;
cranberrriee, $8X)9 per barrel.
'. Vegetables Jurnips, $1.25 per sack;
carrots,:- $1;25 ipei- sack; beets, $1.25
Shark's Tooth' in Benton, . ' . .
Albarfy-i-J. (J. Crawford, of this cty,
whilejnvestigftting the gravel bedson
the"'Bentorf'- county side of 'the river.
found a shark's tooth and considers it per saclf .j cabbage, leperpcund; cau
as. additional evidence, that this was at j liflowet, 25c$l.per dozen; celery, 35c
ope time an inland, sea and the' .abode $l-: per '.dozen;; corn, $l(i1.50 per
of marine life, Mr. Crawford is an sa.'k-;. ' cuchmbers, ' 10 15c per dozen;
. L - ' 'i', ViJ '.X ! ', ' z'sts r . 1 nn.
omoiijii loioju.uureii; paihiey, uu poi
dozen;, peppers, ,8(10c per pound;
pumpkins, -lljc - per pound;
Bquft'eh, oOc($l per box ; . tomatoes, 35
l& tio'n is valued - at a hjga figure and : 5dc per box; onions, dry, $1.501 65
is highly interesting. . . .-
xpertgeo.logiat'ariQ sfudent of all lor'ms
ot lite ana is giaauany maKing a :cot
iec'tion' of evidences of p'rehipforic and
ancient life of these- lands. Hie col-
- Exit WellvFargo Express.
Astoria W. E. Carpenter, traveling
auditor of the Wells-Fargo Express
company, has been engaged during the
past week in closing up the company's
affairs . at the express offices along the
line of the Astoria & Columbia river
Brailroad and turning the business
over to the Northern Pacific Exnress
company, which will conduct the .ex
press busmees on this line in the fu
ture. ' ' . -
- Potatoes Delivered Portland, 75(51
85c per hundred; sweet potatoes, 2c
Butter Fancy creamery, 27J35c
per pound .
Veal 75 to 125 pounds, 89c;
125-to 150 pounds,, 7c; 150' to 200
ponnds, 6(Sj7c. ':
Pork Block, 75 to 150 pounds, 88
o; packers, -7 $8c.
Poultry Average old hens, 1112 pr
pound; mixed chickens, ll12c; spring
chickens, Hi2c; old roosters, 8(39c;
dressed, chickens 1314c; .turkeys,
live. old. 16c: young, 18c: geese, live,
Big Peaches on Willow Creek.' nr nound. 8'$9c; dnclce, 12kc; pigeons,
vale J. T. Logan, one of the best tl1.50; squabs, $tad.
known farmers of': Willow creek, I 'Eggs Freeh ranch, candled, 32)a
brought into Vale last week a eample of 35c per dozen. " -
ten peaches that are prize-winners. Hops 1907, 9(ajluc per pound; olds,
The smallest measured a. little more ;4(2,5e'per pound. '
than 10. la inches in circumference and) Wool Eastern Orfgon, average best,
the largest was 11 inches around.- A 1 1622c per pound, according to shrink-
selection of four weighed 2 pounds, age; yaUey, z0(3;22, according to fine-
This record beats- the winners at the.ness; -mohair, choice, 29 30c per
Sacramento Irrigation congress. (pound. .'
Lane Says the Traffic Grows' Faster
- Than the Hupply. .
Washington,., Oct. 14. Interstate
Commerce Commissioner Lane returned
today from a trip to the Pacific coast,
thoroguhly convinced that the business'
of the North iveBt is going to suffer Ly
reason of the general car shortage, -;, He
found throughout that section that, al
though the railroads tue iufwt their
inesBris grOwiflg twiceTj'apiuiy, ana
in consequence the railraTls are; bound
to fall farther and farther behind.
' He did not discuss the question in de
tail or indicate what action the Inter-'
state Commerce commission' is likely to
take, for he has not yet had an oppor
tunity of 'conferring with his colleagues.
Mr. Lane said there would be a fuel
famine in the Northwest if there should
be a long, hard winter. Increase of
manufactures and increased use of coal
by railroads calls for more coal than
the old markets have been accustomed
to supply, and wood fuel cannot supply
the deficiency lor domestic use, because
of the hiph wages demanded by lumber
men, making it unprofitable to place
wood on the market in large quantities.
If the winter is mild and short, the
Northwest may esccape without suffer
ing, otherwise there will be hardship.
CHINESE VERSUS JAPANESE.
Canada May Throw Down the Bart
Ottawa, Oct. 14. At the approach
ing session of the Dominion parliament,
which opens next month, it is under
stood that a move will bemadetotbrow
down the barriers against Chinese im
migration into Canada by abolishing
the head tax on Chinese, which is
practically prohibitive. It is asserted
that this Btep would afford a solution,
of the Oriental problem, which if 'now -(.
assuming an acnte phase ainohj! ''the'i:
people of British Columbia, particular- 'y '
ly in the coast cities. '
It is pointed out that, when the Chi
nese were allowed to enter the Domin
ion at a nominal tax rate, there was
very little trouble with Japanese arriv
als, and absolutely none from the Hin
dus. If the head tax were abolished or
even reduced to a nominal amount,
there would follow a big inrush from
China. The Chinese would work for
such small wages that the people of
British Columbia would be able to solve
the Japanese immigration problem by
giving Chinese labor the preference.
Prairie Fire in Montana.
Great Falls, Mont., Oct. 14. One of
the biggest prairie fires in recent years
in Montana is sweeping the rangeB .in
the Eastern part of the state, not less
than 80 miles of choice grazing ground
already having been bumed over in the
vicinity of Culbertson. Stockmen are
making desperate' efforts to stop the
spread of the fire, but the flames fanned
by wind, have thus far had little check
put Tipon them. On the Fort, Peck res
ervation many houses and- bnildings
belonging to the Indians have been destroyed.
Elevators and Coal Chutes Burn.
Madison, 111., Oct. 14. The Clover
Leaf giain elevator, containing 25,000
bushels of grain, was destroyed by file
early today. 'Several small cottages
near the elevator, together with the coal
chutes of the railroad company, were
also destroyed. Lose, $00,000