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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
OREGON MEN TO SPOKANC
Strong Delegation to Attend National
Salem Governor Frank W. Bmno
. bas appointed the delegates wbo will
attend the National Irrigation congress
in Spokane representative of the iUU
of Oregon. a a few days five more
will be appointed by C. N. MeArthar,
speaker of the late bouse, aad .Ave
more will be appointed by Jay Bower
mirf,' president of the laterhsuate. foU
lawina am. tha daleretee nimaH he flmw-
- Professor P. L. Campbell, of Eu
gene, president of the University of
Oregon; D. W. J. Kerr, of Camilla,
president of the Oregon Agricultural
college; C. W. Fulton, former United
States senator; J. N. Teal, F. 8. Stan
ley, E. B. Piper, John T. Whistler,
Tom Richardson, R. M. B rare ton, C B.
Merrick, Joseph B. Knapp, all of Port
land; Jay Bower man, Condon; John
H. Lewis, Salem; H. L. Holgate, Bo
nan sa; Francis li. Saxton, A. V.
Swift, John L. Rand, Baker City; W.
J. Furnish, Gilbert W. Phelps, Pendle
ton; 8. D. Peterson, Hilton; Walter
11. Pierce, W. J. Snodgrase, La
Grande; Clyde T. Hockett, Enterprise;
Malcolm A. Moody, The Dalles; E. T.
Early, Hood River; F. H. Hokpins,
Central Point; J. D. Heard, Jackson
ville; Dan P. Rat, Jacksonville; H. A.
Brattain, Paisley;. A. T. Buxton, W.
A. Williams, Forest Grove; H. V.
atos, Dallas; H. A. Rands, Oregon
City; Drew Barnum, Moro; Will R.
King. Ontario; R. N. Donnelly, R.ich,
mood; John Ellia, Frank White, Kla
math Falls; H. C Levens, Burns; F.
E. Walto, Sutherlin, and George E.
Davis, Canyon Ciy.
The list of delegates probably pre
sents the strongest selection ever made
in thia state by . a chief executive to
- attend any convention. It Js composed
of leading men In all walks of life and
all of them take a keen Interest in
the science of irrigation. Every one
of them has promised to attend the
BLIGHT IN DOUGLAS. .
Pear Orchards Are In Danger From
Roseburg A deadly blight on the
pear, orchards of this county that will
Twqutre for its eradication more atten
tion than one man could possibly give,
has caused the county court, at the
suggestion of District Horticultural
xmniiesioner At H. Carson, of Grants
Pass, to appoint two fruit ins pec tors
for Douglas county. The appointment
fall to F. A. McFall, of this city, and
E. F. Whitney, of Oakland, both of
wbom were recommended by Mr. Car
eon, who appeared before the court in
This blight, a apecfei of fungus that
omits a gum like substance, bas prac
tically destroyed the greater part of the
fruitgrowing Industry In the Eastern
and Middle Western states and has giv
wn tha Pacific eoaat cnhardists a hard
battle. California pear growers tri
umphed over it after having once given
a p. Then the blight reached tha fam
ous Rogue river valley in Oregon. The
orchard i ate there promptly secured the
services of two government experts,
O'Gara and White, and these' two men
re now to that valley aiding the fruit
growers to stamp oat the pest. -
Several months ago the blight began
to be noticeable in tha Umnqua valley,
particularly around Rcebarg and
Winston. Then orchards hi other to
nalities hocso affected, until the pees
nt day aeea the pear industry la thia
county threatened with damage unless
the growers take action ander proper
instruction at one, Mr. Carson ex
plained to tha eourt that the blight can
neither be prevented nor killed by
What ceosee It to not known, and
there to only one way to get rid of it,
and that to by burning the affected tree
or branch Immediately upon discovery
of the blight. This has already
done in a number of instances.
Baker Courthouse Oons.
Baker City The County court has
accepted the new courthouse from a
A. Gray ft Son, of Portland, who were
contractors for the Interior work. The
building to now completed and awaits
the arrival of the new office furniture.
It bas coat Baker oocnty leas than the
. Asylum lurprovements Awarded.
Salem The asylum board hasawnrd
ed the eon tract for improvements at
the asylum farm to Dennleon A Me
Laren, of Salem, for $6,790. Anew
amusement bail will be built, the kit
ehew enlarged, the main bnildlag-ve-rocded
and the dining roses repaired.
' New School for MeraMfeM. .
Harabfteld Tk MarebneM school
board baa tot to B. V. Weed a asatraet
to bnild ft $7,000 witoiulhiinsa ia the
aoathern part ef the city. MersnfteM
bee tost completed a f0,O school.
North Bend a 19.000 hto school, aad
BUILD TO 8IUSLAW.
Holding Company Will Back Eugene &
Western to New Road.
Eugene The Eagene-Siualaw rail
road, which baa long been talked of ,
appears now to soon be a reality. The
proposition to build the road has
reached a point where the promoters of
tha enterprise feel that the building of
the line to a certainty. The Lane
Connty Asset company, which was or
ganised in Eugene last winter for the
purpose of promoting the line, will be
the holding company for the Eugene A
Western Railway company, which was
incorporated a few weeks ago to build
the road. Offices have been opened
here and operations will be directed by
the aeet company.
It to the intention to offer for sale to
the people of Eugene and vicinity at
least 1160,000 of the stock of the Lane
County Asset company, the funds to be
used in building the tint section of 20
miles of the road. When this has been
accomplished it is proposed to turn all
the assets over to the Eugene A West
ern Railway company, issuing stock
holders the same amount of stock in the
railroad company as they nave paid for
in the asset company and to Issue and
sell the bonds of the railway company
for the purpose of completing the road
Calf Coats Ten Thousand.
Klamath Falls Jt took the jury Just
26 minutes to find a verdict for the de
fendant in the Kelley-Arant damage
suit, last of the cases resulting from
the criminal prosecution of Jay Arant,
wbo was indicted for the larceny of a
calf more than two years ago. Arai.t
was twice tried on a charge of larceny,
the first trial resulting In a disagree
ment, while the second acquitted him.
1 hree eases resulted over the ownership
of the calf. Tha calf involved in the
litigation was worth approximately
$10. The money expended in litigation
will aggregate dose to $10,000, and of
this amount the taxpayers of the coun
ty will be forced to pay not lass than
' Surveyinf for New Road.
Marsh field Cbisf Engineer Haines,
of the Coos Bay, Oregon A Idaho rail
reed, who has been making preliminary
surveys, reports that in a few days the
first 12 miles will have been surveyed.
The preliminary work of finding
grade through the mountains has been
carried on in a thorough manner, and
the engineer is pleased with the result
solar. It to hoped to finish the survey
work before fall.
Wheat Blues tem, milling, $1.80;
dob, $1.18(91.20; valley, $1.17.
Com Whole, $86 per ton; cracked,
$86 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, $ 40(340. 60 par
Milletuffs Bran, $26.69 par ton;
middlings, 888; aborts, $29032; chop,
$24(80; rolled barley, $84(386.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$1720 per ton; Eastern Oregon, $20
28; mixed, $16(920.
Grain Bags fijje each.
Fruits Apples, $12.60 per box;
strawberries, 61.7645A per crate; cher
ries, 8&10e per poond; gocoeberrica,
46e; apricote, 1.26fl.&0 per box;
currants, 7 per pound; loganberries,
$1.26 per crate; raspberries, $1.60;
black caps, $1.76(32.
L Potatoes $14$ l.TB" pWTitmdredT
new, 2Mw2e per pound.
Vegetables Asparagus, 7c90e
per doten; beans, 8c; lettuce, head,
26c per doaen; onions, 12tt16e;
peas, 4ft6e par pound; radishes, 16c
per dosen. . .
Butter City creamery .extras, 26 He ;
fancy outside creamery, tS&29Hi
store, 18c Batter fat prices average
me per pound ander regular butter
Egge Oregon ranch, candied, 28c
per dosen. -
Poultry Hens, 12018c; springs,
16Me4j)18e; roosters, 8$9c; ducks,
young, 12018c ; geese, young, tlOo;
turkeys, 18c; squabs, $202.28 par
Pork Fancy, 10c per pound.
Vent Extras, 86(8 H per pound;
ordinary, 7e; heavy, c
Hope 1909 con recta, lte per povnd;
1906 crop, 11012c; 1907 crojl 7c;
190 crop, 4c
Wool Eastern Oregon, leVfttSe per
pound ; valley, flue, tSe; coarse, IlJie;
mohair, choice, 2426e.
Cattle Steers, top, $4.604.M:fatr
to food, S404.26; eomason, 88.764W:
cows, top, 88.80; fair to good, $309
2.28; common to medmm, $2.601.76;
calves, top, $646.60: heavy, $8.8004;
noils and stags, $17638.26; eoaemcn,
Hoge Beat, fSASMS; fan-to good,
$7.80 0 7.76; Mockers, $ J $.60;
Sheep Top wethers, $4; fmlr to
goeoV81.60ta.7s; owes, fee lessen all
grades: ytogs, beat, $4.16; fair to
goad, tLTSdpi; spring lasakc g4.76J
YIELD NIAR RECORD
Nerlhweet Wheat Crop Now Placed at
Portland, July . Estimates com
piled from data received from more
than 860 of the principal wheat sta
tions of Oregon, Washington and Ida-1
no, indicate the 10 wheat yield for
the three states to bo approximately
66,000,000 bushels, compared with 40,-
000,000 bushels last ysarr-60,000,000
bushels In 1907, and a five-year aver
age of 48,600,000.
Of the three states. Idaho bas the
baft crop, with Washington showing
op exceedingly well, while Oregon, es
pecially ia the river counties, suffered
from dry weather to such an extent
that the damage eouM not all be re
paired by the late rains.
Soma of the poor yields in Oregon
have been offset ia the totals by an
increased acreage ia new territory.
The most noticeable tnereasa of thia
nature to along the Wallowa extension
of the O. R.AN.
Another locality in which new acre
age will aid in swelling we totals li
the Haystack and Baksoven country,
where there to an increase of about 20
per cent in toe acreage, with the yield
about 10 par eent better than last year.
Sherman county to somewhat pot-
tod, and early in the season the outlook
was poor. Rains In the latter part of
June helped, however, and there will
be a material increase over last year's
output. Conditions in Wasco are sim
ilar to those ia Sherman county.
Umatilla, the banner wheat county
of the state, la not coming up to its
usual standard. The light lands suf
fered by the dry watfaar early in the
season, and the showers that came
later were not general throughout the
Along the Arlington branch of the
0. R- A N. the crop to light until Con
don to reached. Around Condon, how
ever, the outlook to far from gloomy.
With the exception of about 20,000
acres, which have been taken by
weeds, there will be a pretty fair
Morrow county to not quite so good
as Gilliam, bat there, as elsewhere in
the river counties, some very short
stalks of wheat are turning out well
Union county has an excellent crop
and 4ubnshel yields will not be uncom
mon around Elgin and Samraervllle. '
The Willamette valley has ceased to
be a figure in the export wheat mar
ket, but the yield is an important fac
tor in the milling business.
Weefatngtoa reports--ere uniformly
good. Walla Walla, with its never-
failing foothill land, promisee an out
nut of 4.600.000 bushels. Barley to
also turning out well in this county,
and hat made some Inroads on the
' Columbia and Garfield counties are
both expected to turn off record yields
of wheat and barley. Thia region was
favored with rain at d time when the
river counties in Oregon were missed.
Whitman, the banner wheat county
of all. the Northwest, gives excellent
prom Ire of breaking records. The acre
age to large and the crop conditions are
far above the average. Estimates run
from 9,000,000 to 12.000,000 bushels.
the latter being generally regarded as
too high, while 9,000,000 bonbeto to re
tarded as conservative.
Lincoln county, which In "-"light
land" years has some very dose to
Whitman's yield, has suffered this year
br drv weather. -
Adams county to still In the ncer
tsln class, as the crop to late in that
region and even the winter wheat to
not out of the woods. At the boat the
crop will be only fair, except down in
the southeastern part of the coonty.
Douglas county lost the greater part
of Its wheat territory when the new
of Grant wu carved out this
veer, and Grant, which has an lo-
creesed acreage as well aa s fair yield.
gives promise of about 8,000,000 bush
els. Some new wheat toad fat the
northern part of Douglas county will
make the yield for the old coonty In
excess of 800.000 bushels.
Spokane county was in the moisture
belt with Whitman, and as a result has
a fine eroo in prospect -
Franklin county is somewhat behind
its neighbors in yield, and in the viein
Itv of Coooolt the crop will be smaller
than that of tost year. Farther cast
the outlook to mors favorable.
Klickitat coonty, which bas always
been in Portland territory, given prom
toe of a very good yield, with some in
crease in acreage.
The Horse Heaven eecmtry, lying
last acnes the Colombia from the
river coanttoa hi Oregon, snffered from
the drv weather that cot down the
Oregon yield. Spring wheat hi this
district to almost a total falters, bat
some of tha winter wheat will make a
Asotin anamtv was also m lbs rain
belt and promises to tors atf
that aaav break records.
Tk f e the entire state of
Waehlngton will epfvnxJnxato 88,0000,
bukMiKtsMl sres os) record
TWa to not very xenon tnereaee to
ecisaew. end there to a big crop of bar
tor and oats, so that the wheat ylek)
M. bm .alto reach that sf 1907.
Latah esontr will probably
snarl 1.000.000 li avails of wheat, and
Net Peres end Idaho ooamties will have
I PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS IN BRIEF I
Monday, July ia.
Washington. July 12. By the decis
ive vote oi 817 to 14, more than the
necessary two-third a, the house today
passed the senate joint resolution pro
viding for the submission of aa Income
tax ejnstitutional amendment to the
states. The negative votes were all
cast by Republicans. The resolution
now goes to the president for his sig
nature. The debate lasted four hours. Chair
man Payne, of the committee on ways
and means, voiced the sentiment that
such a tax would make "a nation of
liars." The burden of tha Democratic
speeches was that it was simply a case
of stealing Democratic thunder, al
though some of the remarka on that
side Incidentally touched upon tariff
and the corporation tax. with no little
amount of castigatlon of the Republi
cans for failing to keep party pledgee
Friday, duly 0.
Washington, July 9. During s ses
sion lasting nearly four hours, the sen
ate today passed the Philippine tariff
bill, and the bill automatically contin
uing the Porto Ricao budget. Only a
nominal resistance was offered by the
minority to the measure. An amend
ment to the Philippine bill by John
ston, of Alabama,, declaring the inten
tion of the .United States eventually to
grant independence to the Philippines,
Washington, July 9. Tha tariff bill
to now in the hands of the conference
committee. After an hoar and a half
of debate the bouse today, by a vote of
178 to 161. disagreed to the senate
amendments. Eighteen Republicans
voted against sending tbs bill to con
ference, and one Democrat voted with
tha Republican majority.
Waahlnston. Julv 9. The boose and
aenate eonfsreea on the tariff bill this
afternoon mapped oat the program for
the many sessions tbey must noia to
make the final draft of the measure
An agreement mav be reached In 10
days, though the bouse conferees are
expected bitterly to contest many of the
fianetor Aldrieh and Renressntative
Pavne are fearful lest the final action
on the conference report in the two
hnuM he delavad. and an effort IS Do
ing made to have President Taft take
part in the threatened controversy.
Thursday, duly S. '
Washington. Jalv 8. The tariff bill
ceased the senate Just after 11 o'clock
tonis-ht by a vote of 46 to 84. Ten
Republicans, voted with the Democrats
against the bill and one Democrat vot
ed for the bill-
As it passed the senate, the bill eon-
tains almost 400 mrasraphc The
senate made B40 amendments to the
house bilL manv of which Were added
todav. Conseanentlv the enrolling
clerks are - finding the preparation of
the bill for the noose an arduous taax.
They have been following as closely
upon the heels of the senate as was
possible, and have the work well in
hand, but say they probably will not be
able to complete their labors before
There will be no delay In sending
the tariff bill to conference after it
reaches the house. It Is SXDected that
the bill will be cent to that body by the
senate late tomorrow. The bouse will
met dally from now until tbs and of
Aa mm aa the bill to received. Dal
sell to expected to offer a resolution by
whicb (be bouse will disagree to we
senate amendments en bloc and agree
to a conference.
Wednesday, duly 1.
Washington, July 7. With a gene
ral andera tending that the final vote
on the tariff blH should be taken by 4
o'clock tomorrow afternoon, tbs senate
adjourned at 7 o'clock thia evening.
The vraBgeesent for s vote tomorrow
was arrived at as an alternative for a
session tonight. The income tax ques
tion, including too corporation tax
provision and inheritance tax, received
much attention in the senate today
and the straight income advocates were
afforded the opportunity to get a vote
In favor of the income tax as opposed
to the corporation tax. The income
tax was defeated by 48 to 7 and with
the corporation tax provision securely
ec tool letted as a part of the bill, there
was considerable effort to amend it,
' uewdey. duty S.
Waembteton. Jul S. The Reoobli-
ean majority of the senate finance com
mittee today stirred op a norneto' nest
b eeoertiner the new schedule of to-
bsvee taxes as having been recom
mended when It bad sot even bees eno
mitted to the minority members, swoon
less laid Defers a meeting of the whole
mmubIiim. Aldrieh one forced to
hack water and lewagntoa tbs righto sf
Aldrieh sahJ that he woo Id call a
meeting of tbs fteonee semekitte for
fats' etvmsT the miner
a cannon to sxprees their
do not desire to reserve for further
amendment will now be agreed to en
bloc The senate then will consider
the tobacco amendment, the only -
amendment not adopted to committee
of tha whole.
FALL EXAMINATION DATES.
Civil Service Tests Will Be Held In
AJorthwast Olnea Generally.
Washington, July 9. Civil service
examinations to fill vacancies in tha
government departmental aerviee In
Washington are to be held generally
throughout the country this coming
fall, and will cover appointments as
clerks, stenographers, typewriters, etc, '
The examinations will be held at Port-
land September 8 and 20 and October
18: at Astoria, Baker City and Eu
gene, September 8 and. October 18;
Grants Pass, September 18, and Pen-.
dleton, September 80.
In Washington the examinations will
be bold at Seattle September 8, 22 and
October 18; Spokane, September 8 and
29; Pullman, Bellingham, North Yaki
ma and Port Townsend, September 8
and October 18, and additional examin
ations at Bsllingtam September 16 and
North Yakima September 28.
The Idaho examinations will be held
at Boise 'September 8 and October 1
and 18; Pocatollo, October 4, and Mos
cow, September 8 and October 18.
Will Cruise Asia's Coast
Washington, July 12. Tentative ar
rangements have been made by tha
Navy department to have the first and
seoond divisions oi the Pacific fleet
cruise in Asiatic and Philippine waters
during next autumn and winter. Rear
Admiral Sebree, oom mender-In-chief
of the fleet, will arrange tbs details.
The vessels probably will leave tbs
Pacifle coast late In August and return
to the United States late In March.
McOtoary for Mint Head.
Washington, July 10. There are
strong indications that James T. Me
Cleary, of Minnesota, former repre
sentative in congress and later assist
ant postmaster general, will be ap
pointed superintendent of tbs mint,
succeeding Prank Leach, who resigned
to accept a business proposition In
California. His nomination to expect
ed be (are the expiration of the present
session of eoogreaa.
Cannon Will Leave Vacancy.
Waahlngton, July 9. It has been
decided by Speaker Cannon not to fUl
the vacancy on the ways and means
committee resulting from the death of
Representative Cusbman. That com
mittee will not meet again to consider
tariff legislation and until another
tariff bill is framed, will be lees Im
portant than It has been this session.
The Republicans still have a majority
of four, - .
Twenty-One Loss Places.
Washington, July 10. Seventeen In
spectors and f or revenue agents on -the
denatured alcohol rolls of the In
ternal revenee bureau have been dis
missed boeauss their services are no
longer needed. The expectation that
denatured alcohol would stake rapid
strides In supplanting gasoline as a
motive power for small farm engines,
autonwbitos, eta., has not bald good.
Professor New comb Olea.
Washington, July 18. Professor
Simon Neneomb, tin famous astronom
er, do id at bis home Is this city at an
early hour this morning at the age of
74. Probablv the most noted American
astronomical mathematician since the
days of Benjamin Franklin, Professor
Newcomb was recognised at the time
of bin death as one of the world's great
est scientists, .
Corporations Plan Fight. -Washington,
July 1 0. Confirmation
of the expectation in many quarters
that the large corporations of the coun
try will eeek to hold op the col lection
of taxes ander the corporation tax bill
by an appeal to the eoejrts to tost tbs
constitutionality of tbs law, was given
here today by a prominent official of
the Treasury department.
Many Pieces Want Taft.
Washington, July 12. Since the an
nouncement of President Taf t's tenta
tive itinerary for bis Western trip, the
White House has been fairly flooded
with telegrams and letters reqoosting
that tha tour be extended to Inelods
various states and cities that did sot
have s piece on the presldeont's Itot,
Yakima Land Again Opened. .
Waahfngton, July 18. The Interior
department has cancelled an order with
drawing 260,000 seres of public lend
to connection with the Yakima Irriga
tion project to Wash log tea, and too
same becomes subject to ssttlement
October 8 and to try November 4.
Wheel In Farmers' Hands. .
Washington, Jaly 18. It to estimat
ed by the Department sf gr tool tare
that an Jane 1, 1909, there was hi
farmers' bonds, 196,000 bocheto sf
wheat to Oregon; 216,000 bosneta to)
Weobtas-ien. and 180,009 hut ill hs
nondon IS, KM Ugh
from 9,000,000 to t,0Ou,0OS
; total 604,000