0 O1 OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST PRUNES SOLD QREEN. I . SECURES lKf TRADE J - Salem QrswAra to Ship SO Oars to lutarn Market., '. , Salem A m ere ta the prone buai mm of Um Willamette valley waa ush ered in, when ttaa iodependaqt prone graol, repreeenting about 2,000,000 pounds of fruit, practical It decided to accept a proposition from tha Earl Fm.it company, of 8an Francisco, for about 80 aw loads of gram prone, to "be picked and shipped to tha Eastern marketa at onea. Tba priao offarad la ' 40 cents per ermte of 24 pound, tba prauea to ba aeeaptod and paid for at -thl rate before leaving Balem. The rowan are told tba will also gat' ail that the prunes bring in tba market over and above this figure. Each ear will hold 12 tons. The Eastern Washington and Idaho arop baa been sold green for several year. Last year the output of that action waa 1,600 tons. This year . there ia a light crop, amounting to only about 860 tons, and the dealers in green fruits are seeking to make op tba de ficiency by buying Oregon's Italian prunes, which are admitted to be better tban either the California or Washing ton products. Last year tha growers of Washington and Idaho realised 80 cents per crate of 24 pounds, or about 80 cants per bushel, for their green prunes, which the Salem growers con sider mora profitable tban selling the dried fruit Leading growers state that SO ears can ba picked from the orchards of the members of the pool at this time and not decrease the output of dried fruit to any extent, as the prunes that re main will attain a much larger growth than if none were removed. ( Activity In Gold Minos. Grants Pal There will be much ac tivity among Southern Oregon mines this fall. Many mining men looking over the Bold in order to obtain good options on soma of the beat paying nronertv. In con function with this movement on the part of buyers, some f the owners are introducing the dia mond drill. One of these machine ar rived this week to be used upon the property of toe National Copper ootn- pany, located 17 miles from this city. It is understood that the Buckeye group of mining claims will also have a ma chine of the same kind here within a few days to make testa on their piop rtiea which are in the same neighbor- Big Tract Subdivided Grants Pass Subdividing of large tracts of orchard and farming landjatill continues in this part of Rogue river valley. Along the Apptegate river. ' sear Murphy postofflee, 600 acres of land, with 200 acres under irrigation, and sufficient water rights and ditches to irrigate 160 more, besides abund ance of water In the river that may ba appropriated for tha remainder of the Dremiaaa will be subdivided ha to ten- acre lots and planted into fruit. There will ba an earnest effort oa the pa-ef the owners to sell only to- men with families, who desire to have bones in nleaaant climate, and to be close to the railroad In order to market fruit ' . . Haa AutomodHc Record. " ValeIf the degree of prosperity can be' measured by the number of au tomobiles owned ia city, Vale can boast of prosperity. It haa bean es tablished that Vale baa more aotoa tban any city its else ta Oregon and eome extend it to the United States. Vale haa one auto to every 40 inhab itants, this estimate tncloding men, women and ohildree. A year ago an automobile bad never bean asen on tba atresia. . .- - Regular MaR Service Now. -PrineTi lie After three yean' eon stant effort by patron of tha discon tinued Crook postofflee, which was lo cated In the Bear Creek country, 66 miles south of Prineville, regular mail supply was began Monday, July 19. A aeries of four prostofAoss have been oasbliabed by the - postofflee depart ment for the accommodation of the ree idenbJ of too district affected, some 400 In number. " Harvesting Starts at Weston. Weston The wheat harvest "haa jost begun In this vicinity. Many machine are now at work, and tba wheat will aeon ba in tba sack, as ideal harvest weather prevaile. fall wheat la yield ing about 40 bushels per acre, and the few samples brought m test 60 pounds to the bushel. Smut onueoally pre valent, because of the damp, cloudy weather early hi tha year. Coos Bay Wants ArSHery Compawy. MarahOekj The msrsssra of the Young Mod's Commercial club an De cerning active in boosting Cos bay. One of the steps taken w to pooh tba srganitation of an artillery oompany hero. A eammtttos beaded by Dr. E. Mingua will confer with tba National iGuard onVera. Many yawns; man have already eagoinen their will: mm sin, . Kiametfi Marchanta Boost for Good ; Reeda Over Mountain. Klamatfa hi la Ranchers from the Silver Lake section, in Northern Lak county, are coming to Klamath Palls for their supplies. Already several of them have made tba trip of approxi mately 176. miles and have returned home with their wagons loaded with poviaiona purchased from the merch ants of this eity. The on drawback to getting all of the trade of Northern Lake county ia the poor condition -of the roads. At this aeaaon of lbs year it i possible to travel over most any kind of a trail, bat with the first light storms the roods become practically impassible. Northern Lake county uT anxious to do its trading hi thia eity and tba merchants of that section are willing to have their freight shipped va Klamath instead of Shanlko, the way it baa been coming. The distance ia about tba same, but tba freight rate ta lower. It is very likely tbet-stepa will be taken by Klamath eoui.tr to improve the roads to this isolated n Man. so that the vast territory In 1 remote parts of both Klamath and Lake counties will be enabled to get all their supplies from Klamath Pallet - Thia city ia so situated that the r rival of the railroad ba made it the natural distributing center for all Southern Oregon. The only drawback is tba road question. Klamath county is now prepared to build good roads at a reasonable cost, but the county ia too lartre to construct burn ways in every :tion In a abort time. The opening up of the Lake county traffic to 'Kla math Falls also make an opening for Portland wholesalers, who will have to bustle in order to meet the competition of Sacramento and San Francisco. ' Electric Una Promised. - C Eugene To add to tba efficiency of the local street railway system, .the Portland, Eugene A Eastern Railway oompany haa received from the factory in the East an additional motet ear and two trailers, the business of the line having outgrown the equipments. New lines are also being built and projected. A prominent official of the com pany, while in Eugene a few days ago, .aaid that a portion of tba proposed line be tween Eugene and Salem would be built this year a far north as Junction City. - State Veterinarians Named. Salem Governor Benson has ap pointed the following members of the Oregon state veterinary medical board to serve for four year: Dr. Alexan der Raid, Morrow county, reappointed ; Dr. P. T. Mots, Baker county, to suc ceed Dr. D. C McNsb, Umatilla county. . , 1 PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Bloestem, nominal:- club. 11.16: valley, f 1.15. New crop: Blue- stem, $1.06; club, $1; Russian, 98e; valley, 97c. Corn Whole, $86 per ton; creaked, $86 nor ton. Hay Timothy, Willamette valley, $2022 per ton ; Eastern Oregon, $21 28; mixed, $l(ha)20; alfalfa, $14. Grain nags 6e each. Fruite Strawberries, $2 per crate: cherries, 6llc per pound; gooseber ries. e; aprieota, 61.26(31.60 per box; currants. Be per pound; loganberries, $1.26&1.60 per crate: raspberries, $1 (3)1.16; blackcaps, $1.60; blackberries. sz; wjki DieckDemes, wfisioe par pound. Potatoes 101.76 per hundred; new. 2(32 We per pound. Vegetables Beans, 6e per pound; cabbage, l8H,e; cauliflower, $1 per dosen; lettuce, bead, 26e; onions. 12Ka16e; pass, 67e pay pound; radishes, 16c par doaen. - Butter City creamery, extra, 29e per pound; fancy outside rsamary, 17 28e: store, 20a. Butter fat prise averago 1 Xe par pound under regular hotter prases.- . Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 17 28c per dosen. Poultry Hens. 14ii4Mc per pound ; springs, l"Hlc; roosters, StiOlOe; ducks, young, 11012c; gesas, young. M210c; turkeys, 18c; sanafaa, $Z2.6 per doaen. ' Pork Fancy, rOQlOHspar pound. Veal Extra, 0c per pound: ordin ary. Kffle; heavy, 7c Hops 1909 contracts, 16 16c' per pound: lMMeropi ll12e; 1807 crop, 7e: 1806 crop, 4c Wool abator Oregon, 12 per valley, 2B26e; mohair, choice. 24M2&C Cattle Swore top. $4.60; fair to good, $4434.26; common, $8.7684; cows, ton, SS.0; fair to good, 884) $.26; common to medium, 82.60&2.76; calves, ton, $6496.60: heavy, 88.604 4; both and stags, $17628.26; eom- m, $24x2.60, Hobs Best, S8.26e9S.fO; fair to good, $7.7638; stole ms, S64M.M: Chins fata, 6.7e7. Sweep Top withers, $4: fair to good, $8.808.76; owes, Mission aU ynariings, beet, $4; fair to goad, SfcKF.76; spring lamb. $6.26 6.86. , -. EQUIPMEN-T GOES IN. Rush Order Given for Railroad Con struction on Deschutes. . Tha Dalles, July 26. Atl yMtorday four-boras teams, hauling wagons piled high with railway camp equipment, have trekked out of Tba Dalles, bound for the Deschutes river. Beginning at 7 o'clock in tha morning 11 was not until 6 to the afternoon that the last of the 40 wagons shipped bare by Porter fires., railroad contractors, who. are supposed to be working for the Hill railway, wended its way to tba south east. Indications are almost conclusive that Porter Bros., intend to establish not two, but flv or sis camps, as if preparing to cover the so tire ground of the Oregon Trunk line surveys. They themselves did not know, was the re ply given by repreaantatWee of the Oregon Trunk to inquiries as to tba number of eampa and places of location. Every indication la that men and equipment were asenred hastily, and it ia believed here to b tree that the contractors only know bin general way where the camps will be established. Either a sodden decision to contest with Harrlmaa for the trams of Can bra) Oregon or tba sudden acquisition of knowledge that the Oregon Trunk would be down and out very soon unless it began construction is believed to be tba causa of the rushing of men into the Deschutes country. - Either alternative raise conjecture as to whether Porter Bros, are playing a hold-up game on Harriaan or are hack by James J. Hill or actually in tend to build railroad themselves. BLERIOT CROSSES CHANNEL. French Aeronaut Makes the 22 Milea fat 28 Minute. Dover, July 26. Louis Bleriot, ' the-l French aviator, accomplished the re markable feat of flying across tba Eng lish channel Saturday in 2S minute. The distance from his starting point, near Calais, to Dover, ts about 22 miles, and he therefore traveled at the rate of nearly a mile a minute. The aviator left the French shore at 4 :S0 and within a few minutes sighted the whit cliff of the English coast. Ha descended gracefully in the North Fall meadow, behind Dover Castle, at 4:68 a.m. M. Bleriot looked little the worse for his hasardou trip, although bis foot waa burned by petrol. This gave him soma trouble, and be bad to be assisted to an automobile which waa waiting. He drove to the Lord Warden hospital, where be was greeted enthusiastically. A French torpedo boat destroyer followed the aeroplane, bat so swift was the speed of the machine that tha destroyer was soon left far behind. Although the start was made in calm weather, the wind aoon rose and a strong breese was blowing at the time of the descent, making the perform ance all the mora noteworthy. . The French torpedo boat destroyer arrived at Dover at 6 :60 with Bleriot's wife and a party of friends on board. By hi achievement Bleriot wins the special prise of $6,000 offered by the London Daily Mail. MOORS FIGHT SPANIARDS, Tribesmen Put Up Desperate Fight Against Trained Satdtors, Malaga, Spain, July 26. -The steam er Meoorouin, with 80 wounded aboard, arrived bar today from Melilla, where the hospitals are overcrowded. Pas sengers on the steamer declare that the resident of Melilla are panic-stricken, the succeaiss of the Moors giving rise to ths belief that tbey will swoop down on the city Itself. Friday'a battle was sanguinary, there being much band-to-band fighting. Tba Moorish tribes now gathered does to General Marina's camp are es timated st 16,000. Their recent losses are said to have been nearly 1,000. The Spaaiah forces lost n- less than 8,000 men. When the battle became general, the Spasisrds endeavored to trap the Moore between two lines of fire. The Vibes men, however, wars too wary and fought desperately. Tbey retreated only when tbey were" literally hurled back'at the potato of Spanish bayonet. At dusk there was a lull In tba fighting. Victory for Americana. Pekni, July 21. On aeeaunt of the failure of the aegoUitions at the re cent meeting of bankers to London and Paris, an attempt is being mode at Pakin to alee quick iy the Hankow railway loan by increasing the amount so sd to give Americana equal partici pation and not reduce the original allot ments to toe other three powere Great Britain, Francs and Germany. This arrangement waa agreed to by the Chinee foreign board Saturday and the four days' negotiations ended with the eouemltationa af foreign UgMnwtg Hit Scientist. Christiana. Nor.. July 28. Captain ftigieetad, of the Norwegian navy, waa killed by llgbtntng today. Ha was taking meteorological observations dur ing a tbusMtor storm. Captain aWt- stad waa to have eosasmnded ths polar expeditkm ship Pram on ths earning axpedirien. PROCEEDINGS OF " Monday. lwf 2 Waahington, July 26. Hides will be put on the free liat if the tariff on boots and shoe and other leather man- fufactura ia reduced below the house rates. Unless the advocates of free hide are able to carry out this plan, the whole is to bo called off. A decis ion to thia effect was reached by the tariff conferees today. Ths conference adjourned tonight until II o'clock tomorrow morning, but tba bouse member -assemble half an hour earlier that they may vlnn for executing their part of ths agreement It la expected that tbey will have a re port from the boos leaders as to tba possibility of paaaing a rule conferring jurisdiction upon them to agree to lower rates on- leather than those named in the bouse bilL , Saturday, duly 24. Washington, July 24. - The hide question was settled and unsettled to day, and, while there seems little doubt that eventually hide will go on the free liat of toe new tariff bill, tha eon teat over their status cannot be re garded a closed. None of toe ques tions made prominent through Presi dent Taft's interest to them were set tled today, although tba conference was In strict executive session all day. The conferees expect to spend a large part of Sunday wrestling with these prohlema,. Friday, duly S3. , 'Waahinrton. July 28. While no agreement was reached by the tariff conferee today on coal, lumber, hides, oil, iron ore, the cotton schedule or wood pulp end print paper, it waa said tonight that tha prospects of settling these big queatioos tomorrow Were ex cellent. Heroic meastirea ware uasd In an effort to adjust differences between toe senate and bouse and to carry out President Taft's program for a reduc tion of duties on raw materials. All the conferees said tonight that the feelings tbey entertained for en an other were more pleasant than tbey bad been for many daya. Thursday, duly 22. ' Washington, July 22. Today was one of conference and concluded with a consultation at tha White House to night, participated hi by tba presi dent Senator Aldrlch and Represent ative Payne, at which the chief execu tive was assured that harmonious set tlement of the differences t likely. The senators opposed to ths free raw material program were consulted today by Mr. Aldricb, and a committee rep resenting the same position on the house side conferred with Chairman Payne. In addition, tba bouse con feree met to have the experts of the senate finance committee explain the senate changes In the cotton schedule. Wednesday, duly 31. Washington, July 81. Better pro gress waa mads today by the tariff conferees than on any other day since the troublesome disputes were reached Man oueetlon Were settled without any renewal of hostilities. The entire sine schedule was adjust ed. Speltey waa made dutiable at IH cento per pound, which is a reduction from ths sonata rate of 1 X cants and an Increase from the boos rats of 1 cent All the senate differentials were adopted. Zinc in sheet will be duti able at 1 M cents, and abeet coated or plated with nickel or ether metal at 2 cents. The house rate at 1 cent far old and worn-out line fit only to be re manufactured waa adopted. Tungsten oss, which is used in the manufacture of ferro alloy, one of ths chief com ponent parts in tba manufsctoTe of low steel and steel parts of automobiles, was stabs dutiable at 10 nor cent ad valorem Instead of 16 par sent as fixed by the senate. Lemons will pey a duty of 1 H eenta a pound, ths senate rate. This is an Increase of-X sent ever the house rate, and half a cent over the Dlogley rates, Tuesday, dub; SO. Washington, July 20. Wood pulp, print paper and lumber, to say nothing of hides, iron or and other so-called raw material, are receiving tba most serious attention from the conferees. Ths paper and pulp flght bids fsir to bo especially stubborn and probably will be somewhat prolonged. Much progress baa bees ssade on tba ootton schedule, but hosiery and s number of other leading items of sot ton manufacture are causing the tariff arbitrator much concern. The draw back provision Is practically the only Important administrative fee tore that remains unsettled. Although ths rates of duty have Axed on practically all of in steal products, there has bean prs- against tha Insrssssd rate on structural steel punched for nee. It thought that s compromise on wad Its prodoeta was m risw, but this schedule alas has proved difficult of sdjostoMot Ths duties on sloe In blocks and pigs, which were mtroasaa by the senate over toe boose rases, watch M detoyuag me CONGRESS IN BRIEF ecttioment of the metals schedule. Oanal Nearly Han Dug. Washington, Jury 84. Substantial progress in oanal construction all alsng the line ia shown by reports coming to the Washington office of tha Isthmian Canal commission. Excavation work approxissatee 80,000,000 cubic yards, almost as much as the total quantity of dirt taken out by tba French during the period they were engaged hi opera tions there. Leas than 100,000,000 cubic yards of earth remain to bo taken from tba ditch. Colonel Goethals baa estimated that tba greet waterway will be ready for ths transit of ships by January lx, 1816. ' ' ' Power Site Withdrawn. Washington, July 14. Carrying out the policy of Secretary Bellinger in preventing the monopolisation of groat water power sites by large corpora tions. Acting Secretary Pierce today withdrew for a temporary power site 26,086 acres of land along the Green river and Its tributaries In Wyoming. All of the water power sites withdrawn will ba reported by the aecretary to congress in order that legislation may be enacted to preserve them to tba government Sentiment Was Unanimous. . .. . Washington, July 28. In m official telegram from Teheran, received today at the Persian legation, announcing that the hereditary sultan, Ahmed Mir is, -bad been proclaimed shsh, it was stated that tba unpopularity and 00 worthiness of Mohammed All Minn caueed him to ba deposed. The mas sage saing at a conference between the bsada of the Mohammedan church, princes, high dignitaries and tba old members of congress, the vote waa unanimous sgslnat tha deposed shah. ' Cabinet In Saving Mood. ' ' Washington, July 24. A special meeting of tba cabinet was held at the White house today further to discuss ths matter of cutting down tba esti mates of tba various department for the coming fiscal year, according to the statement of several of the cabi net members before entering the con sultation room with President Toft The cabinet devoted its entire session yesterday to a consideration of esu mates and ways and me ana of reducing them. Taft WIJI Visit Oregon. Washington. July 88. Representa tives Hawley and Ellis called on tha president today to ask htm to atop at other points than Portland while hi Oregon. The president said that on his way smith from Portland ha would stop at Salem, and If hi schedule per mitted he would try to make other stopa. In ease he goes to Denver, ha told Congressman Ellis be would en deavor to make short stops in Eastern Oregon. . " 1 Congressmen to Visit Hawaii.' Washington July 88. A party af 26 senators and members of ths house to preparing to visit Hawaii. The vlit is in response to sn Invitation extended by the Hawaiian legislature at it last session, and the party will aail from San Francisco on the steamer Siberia, August 84. Eighteen days will be spent in Hawaii, during which time the four' largest island af the group will be visited. I Probe Honey Case. Washington. July 17. If ishlngton. July 17. If lntorest again be awakened in tha Honey eass when congress reassembles next December it I more tban likely that a special congressional committee will be appointed to probe Into the employ ment of Mr. Heney, hit work as a spe cie! prosecutor for the Department of Justice, and his remuneration, made from time to time, under 4jbJPiii af the Department of Justice. tlspona New AmbaaMdor. - Wasbinstoa, July 87. Baran 4JchV- da, It hi rumored, will succeed Take. hira as ambassador of Japan to ths United States. He was formerly eon nee ted with the- legation hi Washing ton. He has been connected with ths Jepsnpss embassy at Vienna recently. It is believed that " be succeeds Ts- kahlra, the latter will ba promoted to Baron Komura's post Meet bias si Ssn Antonio. ' Washington, July 27. It seems probbls that President Taft will meet President Diss, of Mexico, at San An tonio, Tex., instead of El Paso late in September or early m October. This arrangement Is probable because of President Taft's disposition to observe the ironclad precedent against Ameri- presidents visiting a foreign eoon- - Taft Stande by NeweB. Waohinffton, J sly 28. The Washing ton post, to an articls dfaeusslng the troubles between Secretary Bellinger and Director Newell, of the reeiama tionaervtee, state that Mr. Newell baa received asearancs from ths prasfctant that be la not to be deposed, even though bis scalp la dimaarlis" by Mr. Bsllingsr. . .1: 1 , - '