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HOT CONTEST ASSURED.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
' WATER UMATILLA LAND.
Govwnmant Considering Hug Irri
- Pendleton Offleial confirmation of
the investigation of the largo govern
ment irrigation project to reclaim 60,
000 acres of arid land in Wee tern Uma
tilla county cam from Chief Engineer
of Reclamation Service A. t. Davie
and D. C. Henny, supervising engineer
of tbe Northwest Tbea mea were
eon aa tbey war paaaing through thia
city recently and both admitted that
the government had ordered teata and
complete investigation of tbe prospect
ive project. t . . -
The project, they said, was on of
about a doien now under investigation
in Oregon by the reclamation service.
The moat feasible will b undertaken
as soon as money is available. While
they would not say that the Umatilla
project was moat feasible, there are
known to be many conditions in its fa
vor. The new project would be prac
tically an extension of the Umatillia
project centering about Hermiston.
Tbe water for the new project would
be secured by building a giant reservoir
to collect the surplus water of Butter
creek and Umatilla. river. It is esti
mated that 60,000 acres would be re
claimed. EXHIBIT TO BE S4VE3.
Plan Mad to Pr nerve Oregon Dis
play at A.-V.-P. Fair.
Sesttre Practically the entire ex
hibit of the state of Oregon at the A.-Y.-P;
exposition, with wools sections
of the interior decorations of the build
ing, will be removed to Salem, Or
arid made a permanent part of the Ore
gon state fair, according to plans dis
cussed by the Oregon commissioners
ouring the visit of Governor Benson to
Governor Benson will probably sug
gest to the next Oregon legislature tbe
idea of taking the Seattle display to
Salem. The cost baa been figured
about $10,000 and for this expense
two-thirds of tbe $100,000 display in
the Oregon building could be preserved.
Tbe elaborate decoration and pano
rama worked in Oregon grains, tbe
handsome wood panelinga and other
decorative feature of the interior of
the Oregon building will be moved in
tact, if tbe plan is carried out.
It is believed at tbe clos of the ex
position the Oregon building wiU be
presented to tbe state univenity.
TroHey Lin for Rogue.
Jacksonville Tb Jackson County
Light A- Power company ha been
granted a franchise over tb road of
Jackson county by the County court of
Jackson county. - The company in its
petition asks for tb right to erect
oleetrie light poles along tb highways
In certain townships for conducting
light, beat and motive power. It is
the intention of tb company to begin
at one the construction of an electric
railway to traverse tbe Rogue river
. I.. ' '
- Water Butt Mr Eeh.
Echo Jo Ramos, whoa alfalfa
field ara on mil op tb river from
E ho, is defendant ill an injunction
suit brought by tb Henrietta Hilling
company, of Echo, to prevent Ramos
from placing a dam across tbe river
just above tb company' beadgate
There is much litigation to bo threshed
out before determining tb right of
water users from tb Umatilla rivsT at
thia place. ;
MiN WIN Remove Kalama.
' Rainier The big plant of tb WH
lard Case Lumber comoany has dosed,
and as soon a a small lot of planing is
finished, tbe task of moving tb plant
to Kalama will begin. The company
bad intended to finish cutting out their
timber at this place, but owing to some
legal tangle with local parties, hava
eoncruded to raft their logs from here
to Kalama. "
Work Com mow cod an Nffeyttoad. .
Eogu "florvey tor the Engen
Tlorenos railway, which Jd being pro
moted by tha Lane County Asset com
pany of thia city, will b-gin this week.
Ac i ami construct tofl i expected to start
in August. Over a third of tbe $166.
O00 required before construction work
is commenced has been raised sad none
of tb heavy capitalists bar jot been
Wool Lower at Shaniko,
Shan ike Few buyer were preen
at last weak' amies, owing to tbe
small quantity of wool to be offend.
Price won decidedly hrwer than at
tha three f avion sale thia saasoa.
The price ranged from 14 Mt to
Prefs-sr Tstiscn Remrtated.
Salem Piufsaau Edwin Taaech.
who recently failed of r-lMoa to
the faculty of Willassette nivorsiry.
tsar been reinstated, and will km tb
WANTS STATE NORMAL. ,
Hood River Citlxan Think They Have
Site for Proposed School.
Rood River At aa enthusiastic meet
ing of tb Hood River Commercial club
tb cititen went on record to boost
Hood Rivor forth location of th state
normal school, when tbe matter shall
coma to a vote next year.
D. J. Traiber led in the discussion
favoring Hood River, and assured th
citisona that a large number of th
moat influential men in th state would
favor tbe plan. Truman Butler, cash
ier of tbe Butler Banking company; P.
S. Davidson, secretary f tb Lost
Lake Lumbar company j A. D. - On
thank, real estate dealer; C D. Niek
elsea, secretary of th Commercial
club, addressed tha Quoting, favoring
Hood River as tha location for th
It was argued that Hood- River was
the logical place for tb reason that th
Willamette valley now contains tha
state institution at Bugeno, tbe agri
cultural college at Corvallis, and' de
nominational schools at Forest Grove,
Nswberg, Philomath and 8alem.
The Hood River normal will be fea
tured at tb next nesting of tbe Hood
River Commercial club. Tha grange
bodies of tbe valley will be solicited to
land aid. . -
Form New Phon Company.
Ontario At a ealled meeting of On
tario eJtisena an independent telepohon
company was organized. It will be in
corporated for $10,080. The Bell com
pany recently removed It toll station
from here to Payette, Idaho, and th
citisena, desiring better sevice, sub
scribed several thousand dollar for a
new company in which the membea of
the Boise Independent company will be
stockholders. Nearly every citisen of
Ontario is a stockholder in the new
company. Officers and directors wtre
elected, also a committee on bylaws to
fll incorporation papers.
Cross Ties for Panama Road.
Portland Oregon lumberman have
tb opportunity of aiding in the con
struction of th Panama railroad. E.
C Giltner, secretary of tbe chamber of
commerce, baa received from th rail
road commission requests for bids on
160,000 cross ties for delivery at Colin
or the Port of A neon. Indicating that
construction work is tQ proceed rapidly,
it was urged that bid be submitted as
soon as possible.
Walowa fruM Inspector Named.
Wallowa Ford a Potter has been
appointed fruit inspector for this coun
ty by tha County court. Mr. Potter
has had wide experience in fruit and
berry culture and is thoroghly convers
ant with th various fruit paste. HI
services will be of great value to tbe
fruit raisers of this valley
Wheat BlMstem, nominal: club.
$1.17; valley, $1.17.
Com Wools. 187 per ton; cracked.
$88 par ton.
Oate No. 1 white, 840342 par ton.
Har Timothv. Willamette valley.
12022 par ton; Eastern Oregon, $2
28; mixed, flWfllzo; ajralia, 914.
Grain bags Be each.
Fruits Strawberries, $2.25' par
crate; cherries, 28e per pound ;
gooseberries, 46e; apVlcoa, $1.76
par box; currants, 8c par pound; lo
gin berriee, $1.40 per cnlte; raspber
ries, $1.251.40r bjack caps. $2
Potatoes $1GK76 per hundred:
new, 2Hw2c per pound.
Vegetable -ygeana, 6 par pound;
lettuce, headt 85c per dozen; onions.
12ai6cprley, 85c; psas, &7e
par pound; radians, loc par oosen.
Butter City creamery, extras, Xc
per onnd; fancy outs id creamery,
a27Kei store. 18c Butter fat
ices averse 1 Mc par . pound under
regular butter price.
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 18c
Poultry Hana. 14016c ner Dound:
springs, 19c; roosters, 90s9e; docks,
young, lZtaTSe: geese, young, Pftfluc;
turkeys, 18c; squab. $2(42.2$ par
Pork Fancy, 10c per pound.
Veal Extra. 838 K par Dound:
ordinary, 7e; heavy, 6c
Hops 1808 contract. Te per pound ;
1008 crop, llJ12c; 1907 erop, 7c;
1906 crop, 4c.
Wool Eastern Orrsnn. 16r28c ner
pound; valley, 28326; mohair, 242
Cattle Steers, top, 4.M; fair to
vend. 84414.26: eotnmoB. U.l&dM :
cow, top, $8.60; fair to good, $&a
8.26; somaton to medium. $2.02.75;
calves, top, $6ftx4.fr0; heavy. ($.603
4; sails and stags, IX 7 68.26; aoav
Hag Bast. $8.tSTg.60; fafar to
good. $7.761 8; Mocker, $64$. 60;
China fata, $.76x7.
Shews Too wethers. 84 1 fafar to
osd. 68068.76: ewes. Ua leas an
all grade: reerlmga, beet, $4; fair to
good, $8.608.76; spring lasaba, 88a?
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Sonata and Housa WW Each Hold
- Out for Lumbar Rat. ;.
Washington,. July 16. The make-up
of tb oommltte so oonfersnce that Is
now handling th tariff bilL endeavor
ing to compromise tha differences be
tween tb boos and senate bills, is not
such aa talnpir confidence in tbe
hearts of those senators and represent
stives who favor th senate duty on
rough lumber, $1.60 per 1,000 feet. It
may b that that rata will ha re
tained, but there w only on Republi
can en tb conference committee who
is directly interested In the. lumber
schedule, and that man fat handicapped
because be is a big lumberman.
Of tha senate conferee, not on has
any direct intereat in tha tariff on lum
bar. Aldriefa, Rhode Island; Burrows,
Michigan; Penrose, Pennsylvania;
Hale, Maine, and Coliom, Illinois, rep
resent states that care far more about
cheap lumbar than tbey do about high
protection for tb American lumber
man. A few years ago Burrows might
have bean somewhat concerned, but
now his interest hi secondary. On tha
bouss aid, Payne, New York; Dalsell,
Pennsylvania; MeCall, Massachusetts;
Bootoll, Illinois; Calderbead, Kansas,
and Fordney, Michigan, ara the confer
ees, and Fordney is the only enthusias
tic advocate of a high tariff on lumbar,
for he own fabulous quantities of
timber land and operates a numb tr of
It will be the contention of th
housa members that tha duty on rough
lumber mut be reduced $1, tb rate
fixed by the bouse In tha Payne bilL
Tbey will insist that tbe bouss will-not
stand for $1,60, and will point to tba
fact that it was only by a narrow mar
gin that tha bona rejected a free lum
COREA ACCEPTS CHANGE.
Transfer of Courts to Japan Quietly
Seoul, July 16. Th news of the
now agreement 1 bet ween Japan and
Coraa arranging for tba transfer of
Corsan Judicial authority to Japan, w
being quietly accepted here, now that
its terms sr fully understood.
It w feared that soma disturbance
might follow the public misapprehen
sion that tba disbanding of tha court
guard was included in tb abolition of
tba Corean war office. Now that it is
known generally that th guards are
not to be discharged, but merely' ara
to be placed under th command of tha
emperor's aide-de-camp, tbe causa for
uneasiness has been removed.
It is believed that the convention be
tween th two countries re I stive- to th
transfer waa signed July lit - Jthm pro
visions of tb document, besides tha
change mentioned, look to th control
of Corean prisons by th
EARTHQUAKE IN GREECE.
Province of EllsSuffars Los of Score
of Lives' and IOO Injured.
Athens, Greece, July 18. An earth
quake haaoccurred in tbe provincre of
Elis, tb' capital of which 1 Pyrgos.
Several Tillages were destroyed and
many' people perished. Tba loss is
KLoodon, July 16. A dispatch to a
London news bureau from Athens says
that a violent earthquake has occurred
in Southern Greece, resulting ia con
siderable loss of life and damage to
Twenty person ara reported dead and
100 injured at on village, and three
other ail lege suffered heavily, Tba
itittmth adds that, when the detaik
are learned, it I likely that tbeaasoal
tiea will be greatly increased . i
BuHcHng Fans; T Dead.
Philadelphia. July 16. Sevan men
were killed, on fatally injured and 24
seriously hurt today when a building at
th northwest corner of Eleventh and
Market streets eoriapeed. On man is
alee missing. Tb building, a Ire
story brick structure In tb heart of
th business section was being remod
eled, and it ia supposed tb removal of
on of tb girders caused th entire
structure to weaken and crash to tb
Lost Ship to Be Sought. ,
Victoria, B. C, July 16. It Is semi
officially announced that H. 11 B. Ai
fferine will be dispatched shortly to
eniae th South Pacih and aaarch tb
islands for traces of possible survivors
or new of th fate of tb Orasnoek
hip Australian, just posted as snisaing
at Lloyd's and hopelessly vrdo t
Sydney from Maxatlan, wbsnc ah
sailed tost November. Lang A Ful
ton, owners, have petitioned th ad
miralty that search be -made" of th
many kalaod and atolls along her
roato.. j ' -
Prwfar American Labor.
Butte, Mont., July 16.--B. P. Met
thswaaa, soiernrtandent of the Washoe
snteitet, ha wwsounrod that th policy
of th company hereafter will be to
employ American labor before alien
Mr. Mattfaowsoa aw stated
sempany star srstsai ha
. Monday, duty IB
'. Washington, July 19. Today tha
conferee devoted their attention main
ly to th revised corporation tax pro
vision, which waa adopted.
An effort was mad today to dispose
of th wood pulp and print paper achad-
ull. Tb retaliatory provision con
cerning pulp waa rewritten, and it is
no believed that it will prove satis
factory to American mills. Tha print
paper schedule is still in controversy.
Tb only controversy sxpected on
th cotton schedule relate to hosiery.
Representative Payne stands firmly for
higher duties and tb other bouss con-
fereea ara liksly to sustain him.
Saturday, July ITi
Washlnarton. July 17. Th tariff
conferees today settled th question of
giving the secretary of th treasury
authority to issue 60-year 8 per osnt
bond to covsr tb entire cost of tb
Panama canal. Tba effect of th bond
provision is to repeal tba limit of th
bond authorisation of tha Spoon er act,
although not interfering with 8 per
cant bonds Issued under that authority
to tb amount of $84,681,880. Tha
estimated coat of tha canal la $876,-
201,000, which will be tb figure
named in tba new authorisation, and
bonds may be issued as tbey are needed
at tb rate of 8 par aant to tb extent
There 1 no doubt that a 1 par cent
tx on th net earnings of aorporat
will be accented.
Practically th only subject consid
ered during th forenoon season x tha
conference was tba woolen solveduls.
A reduction of 6 per cant wsmde fas
the Dinglay rates on women's and
children's dress good mad of cotton
warp. Three changes An to wool
schedul war agreedupon. All of
these wsre reduction tb lower duty
on women's and chiMrsn' dress goods
being made on woolen fabrics weigh
ing four ounces or ovsr to th square
yard and wovenyfnto eontton wsrk. A
reduction of 2 per cent waa also mad
on yarns vaWsd at 8U osnt a pouna or
Friday, duly IS.
Washington, July 16. Twenty-four
hoot would see the end of th work of
senate and boose conferees on tb
iff bill and a substantial agreement
pon th question at issue but for th
ftv propositions iron ore, coal, hides,
oil and lumbar upon which tha presi
dent stands firm for radical reductions
or even abolition of- tb tariff.
The rates on silks and woolen good
war determined today. Tb senate
won on both. On silks there will be a
considerabl advance over existing du
ties and on woolens there is to be no
change from the present law, except in
regard to wool tops, which are to b
given a new classification. The duty
on tops s proniDiuv now, ana it w
predicted that it will continue so, even
after th reduction Is put into fore.
Thursday, duly 16.
Waahinirton. Jul 16. Questions on
cotton good and lead products were
taken op by tb tariff eonfsreee today.
Members of tba bouse conference
committee declined to accept tba sen
ate inndmnto to tb eottea schedule
wbsn that subject was taken up. Tb
smendments consist chiefly of changes
from ad valorem to specific duties for
th purpose of carrying oat tb orig
inal Intent of tb Dingiey rates, which
sanat leonfar. assert have bean
nulled down by th misinterpretation
of tb Dinglay law.
Wednesday, Jiriy 14.
Washington, July 14. Reports that
than waa diasatisf action In tha tariff
conference with th corporation tax
amendment, and that tt might Da arop
ped out ef tbe bill reached tha ears of
President Tsft today. In consequence
Senator A Id rich and Representative
Payne war called to th Whit Housa.
Th bouse provision allowing a draw
back to the amount of Internal revenue
tax paid on domestic alcohol used in
articles such as perfume od cosmetic
manufactured for th foreign trad waa
Tb real straggle ovsr rates fixed by
tb boos and asnate and which was to
bar begun today, was deferred be
caos of tb desire to get reports on a
number of subjects which were referred
to subconfereee and eommitte for in
vosttgation. la esder that no Urn
hmlri h test. It was decided to take
up at one th admlnistrativ section
in their order.
. When adiornaMnt was taken at 630
o'clock tbe asnate maximum and min
imum provision bad been accepted tea
tatirvely with tba exception of tb pro
vision for th employment mi tariff ex
perta. , Th sous aonfer argued
that tha ways and mesas committee
tha senate finance committee have
tha Investigation of tariff aaattara as
their special province.
' , Tuesday, duty IS. ' -WsshlMion.
Jolr 1$. An unexpect
ed burst of spaed was exhibited by tha
tariff conferee tonight and th first
ennshteratiaa of lb bill was aomatoV
ed. Whoa tossorrow's asasloa sogias
CONGRESS IN BRIEF
tha struggle over Important diff
of tba senate and house will open.
Thus far all question involving raw
materiala. Which have been the sub
jects of boated disputes, have been put
over after brief discuss ion. Th
ston tonight adjourned at 9:46 o'clock
in order that th conferee could get
th benefit of a good night's rest and
be ready for tb big battm at 10
o'clock tomorrow morning.
By paaaing over th cotton and
aa schedules without taking up an,
tba amended paragrapha and akl
th disputed' points of tb lumber
schedul. tb conferees were abl to
dispos of about 400 senate amend-
CRANE IS M
Prominent Ghlcagoan Accepts Post at
Washington. July 17. Charls R.
Crane, of Chicago, Tie president of
the Crane company, haa been ehoeen by
President Tat to represent th United
State as minister to China, succeeding
W. W. RMkhlll, wbo was taken from
China toJB ambassador to Russia. It
is understood that Mr. Crane has an
nounced his willingness to accept, and
thathis appointment awaits the ex
change of usual preliminary lormali-
between tb two countries.
te Chinese mission, under a policy
with regard to Oriental affair already
inaugurated by th present administra
tion, will be on of th moat Important
mate In the dinlomntifl service. Pres'
ident Tsft has exoerienced much diffi
culty in finding th right man for th
place. He believes be ha just tb
person hi Mr. Crane, wbo not only
stands high in tba business work), but
ha mad an sxhaustivs study of Inter
GIVES STANDARD OIL LINE.
Government Allows Pip Prom Okla
homa to Mississippi Rlvor. ,
Washington, July 16. A right of
way to tha Prairl Oil A Oas company,
a subsidiary of tha Standard Oil com
pany, for the construction of an eight
inch pip lino for tb purpose of eon
ducting oil from a point in Tulsa
county, Okla., In tbe Glenn pool field,
through tbe Creek, Cherokee and Choc
taw nations in a southeasterly direc
tion to the Okalboma-Arkanaaa state
I ins, a distance of 161 miles, was today
approved by Acting Secretary of th
Interior Pierce. Th new pip line
will tbea extend onward to Baton
Tbe new pip line (a th outgrowth
of Secretary Ballinger'e action ia
amending the oil end gas regulations
by striking out the "common carriers"
and "confiscatory" clause; non of
tb companies being willing to extend
tbeir lines under th ok) regulations.
-Wht Exports Smaller.
Washington, July 28. According to
figures mad public by tha department
of commerce and labor today, tb total
export of wheat from Portland during
tha year ended June 80, 1808, waa 6
860,088 bushels against 18,411,681
bushels th year before. Tb declin
la wheat exports was even grester at
Puget sour, namely from 18,690,287
to 44,680, 174 bushels. Thar waa also
a marked dltn In exports of floor at
Portland, from 868,846 barrels in 1808
to 662,428 In 180$ and at Puget sound
from 1,811,866 to 1,066,862 barrel.
Taft and Olav tm SI.. .
Washington, July 16. Plans for th
m matin r ttt PraslHanta Tafi and Diaa
wr made today at a eonfereoc be
tween Secretary of State Knox and tba
Mexican ambassador. According to
th plsn outlined tb presidents will
most at tb canter of th bridge over
th Rio. Grande, between El Paso,
Texas, and Juares, Mexico. Tba meet
ing will take place about October 16.
Army Sport Una of Duty.
Washington, July 20. Again tha
War department' ha passsd judgment
that a soldier whoa death resulted
from an accident while engaged la aa
athletic contest encouraged by th onV
eers was In tb line of duty. Tb can
tart which aslled forth this decision
was know as a "battle royal," and
took place In th post gymnaaium at
Snake Srtdg m Nous Bin.
Washington, July 17. Th emnibua
bridge bill, introduced to tb nous to
day, author lie tb omatroctkm of a
brklg ever the Snske rivor at tb
town of Ontario, Or. Authority hi
gran ted tha county soma Iss loners mi
Malheur county, tb chamber of as
mre of th tows of Ontario and tha
county commissioners of Canyon saw
BaNlnger to V1H Meinour. -Washington,
July 20. Secretary
Bailinger has wired Senator Bourn
from Seattle that he will parseoally
inspect th Malbear Irrigation project
ia Eastern Oregon. He will mak tha
iaspsrtloa about two weeks hens.