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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF LNTEBtEST
" COURSE -fO BE IMPROVED.
Correspondence Scnoof Closes fcee
and Year'aJWork. . ". '
' University oTOregon, tugene-The
meant yes of the correspondence study
department of too University of Ore-
on has just closed with an enrollment
of man than 860 students. Thia la
material increase over the number t
rolled but year, and there ta hardly
county of the state not repreeented
among the students.
of the put year have, been moat satis
factory, and the plant for the coming
year include expansion in til depart-
Dr. Barman Bnrr Leonard, of the da
partment of mathematics, who baa had
.a number of yean' connection with eor
' raapondanea aeboolt m the East, and
who baa been very successful in hi eor-
respondonee ononea in mathematiea at
the university during the paat two
years, baa been put in general eharge
-of all correspondence work. Ha will
be assisted in tha office work by Mist
Ifaaelle Hair, formerly an instrutor in
the department of English literature.
-and the work in tha field will . be in
charge of Professor L. R. -Alderman.
Plana for the coming year include ssv-
-ral courses each in the departments of
mathematics, English literature, Eng
lish composition, botany, history, edu-
-cstion, economies, mechanical drawing
and physics, and an enrollment of 600
students is expected. The correspond
ence study work will begin in Septem
LAST MODOO BOND 18 PAID.
Southern Oregon Resident Secures
, . t 13.47.
Sslem The stats treaanror't office
recently paid the last of tha Modoc war
bonds. The claimant waa Charles
Sherlock, a Southern Oregon man, and
lie drew from the state the tidy torn of
4118.47. The face value of the bond
was $76.90, Interest coupons $27.62,
Interest on bond $10.05, making a total
These bonds wsre issued under sn act
approved October 22, 1874. The bonds
ma to red January 1, 1880, and interest
esassd December 1, 1881. For many
jreers there hat been not one bond un
redeemed and recently a friend of Sher
lock noticed the statement of the bond
4mmn- I lu nhnsl MIWW M ka
treasurer, and lost no time in calling
he attention of Sherlock to tha fact
that tha state owed him money which
It waa willing and anxious to pay.
Sherlock furnished undisputed proof of
kit right to tha sum, wuish - waa ac
cordingly paid him.
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Country Developed by Road.
Corvallis As a result of tha con
necting of the Corvallis A Alsea rail
road with the timber belt southwest of
Monroe, heavy shipments of logs for
tha Corvallis sawmills are arriving
Jaily by train. 1 Tha Una taps a forest
are in which there are three billion
feat of the finest standing timber. A
alte hat been purchased in tha suburbs
of the city for an added sawmill of
160,000 feet capacity. The railroad la
36 miles in length and Wat built by H.
43. Carver, $8,000 having been contrib
uted by the people of Corvallis and
Benton county in aid of tha undertak
ing. The line rant through a rich ag
ricultural district and will transport
large quantities of grain and other products.-
It connects Corvallis sod Mon
roe. . .. .
Planting New Orchards.. (
Central Point. The dividing of large
faros Into small hone tracts, the plant
ing of orchards, the rapid development
of mining sad tiaber properties, the
trailding of substantial factories, busi
ness blocks and residences, the installa
tion of a modern waterworks system
and other public improvements, and the
phenomenal is crease ia population are
factors in eoatiaued prosperity ef Cen
tral Point. .
Oil WM Down 470 Fact.
Astoria- Excellent progress is being
suede to boring for oil at tha Haas
place, on Young's river, and a depth of
470 foot baa been reached. A little
over 400 feet down strong flow of
gas waa struck and this still oontinoas.
indication and the beting will be con
tinoed until 600 fast it reached, on-
: AroaHcan MWng Congress. " '
Saiom Aimu asato of the next
aaoeting of the American Mining eotv
graas hart reached tha executive office
at BeJenv Governor Benson will be
privileged to appoint 10 delegate
frees that state to tha congress, which
wjseto at Gciddeld, Nor.. September
37, SB, n tad 90 and October 1 and 1
Hawtc Return Homo,
SaleaCorMrralawjan Wfllla 0L Haw.
ley, ef the Fire drstsiet, has retarded
to his home at Salaam. Mr. Hswley
siwLesid ,1 at being abie tore
tara to hia state after tae long tpeeial
cession. He said ha taengbd tha nafce
I well apart.
IMPROVING FAIR GROUNDS.
New Sewer System, Nsw Intra nee
r and Many New Midfeet,
Salem: Work has been started on
the system of sewerage authorised by
the last legislature for the state fair,
and the fair grooeds wil present a busy
scene to visitors, until the fair opens en
Monday, September 1. Besides 36 con
victs employed on the grounds. Secre
tary Prank Weld had advertised that
as many men will be employed in dig
ging ditches as can be hired for 89 eta.
sn hour. A 22-ineb sewer will be laid
from the fair grounds through north a
lem to the site of the new Deaf Mute
school, where the state board of agri
culture will co-operate with the state
board of education in the completion
of the project. The sewer will run from
tae Ueaf Mute .school, thence to tne
river about one mile and a half from
the fair grounds. . - , . 1 , ;
The sewer for the fair grounds was
almost demanded by the state board
of health. Besides benefiting the state
institutions, for-whioh it was primarily
constructed to serve, it wilj -guvs' the
city of Sslem additional seeded sewer
age, and those property owners who
have donatetTrlgnt of way will be priv
ileged to use the sewer.
A mammoth entrance is being built
which gives the grounds this year a
morejint posing appearance from the out
side, several new buildings are under
eourse of construction that will give
more room for the display of exhibits.
All the work is under contract to be
finished by September 13. at which
time the fair is billed to open for one
week. The entries are. beginning to
come in. and the office tores at the fair
grounds Is swamped with Work attend
ing to the classification of the stock
entries. It is believed the fair this year
will easily surpass all previous exhibi
tions, i ; i : s.
' - Ruth Work on Road.
Baker City With a determination
to reach Prairie City, in tha John Day
valley, by -Thanksgiving day,' tha
Sumptor Valley Railroad company it
working about 800 man on aha exten
sion of 17 miles which runt oyer a
mountain range. If the road reaches
Prairie City to that trains run on
Thanksgiving day. it It tha intention
of Baker'a business man to tend a
largo delegation into tha John Day
country on that data.
Land Used for 66 Years.
Cottage Grove Threshing bat begun
in full blast in the vicinity of Cottage
Grove, tha grain yields in tome cases
exceeding the expectations of the
fsuners. A field belonging to Pelix
Currin, four and one-half milet east of
thla place, that bat been in crops suc
cessfully for 65 years, will yield 80
bushels to the acre in wheat of excel
lent quality. 'Other farmers expect
about tha. tame average.
Wheat Bluestem, 98c; club, 88e:
Red Rueesian, 86 Me; valley, B)4c;
Turkey rod, 88c; forty-fold, 89
Barley Feed, 836 per ton; brewing.
Oats $284329 par ton.
Hay Timothy, Willameta valley.
$1218 per toe ; Eastern Oregon $17
18; mixed, $16.6016.60: alfalfa.
$18.60; clover, $11(818 ; cheat, S18
Grain begs 6Xc each.
Butter City creamery, extras, SI Ue
per pound; .fancy outside creamery,
27,ftSlKt; store, 2122e. Butter
fat prices average lc per pound under
regular butter prices.
Eggs Oregon ranch, candied, S7Q
27 c per doxen.
Poultry Hens, 16e: springs, MV&
16c par pound; roosters, 910e; ducks.
young, 12$18c; geese, young, 10
11 ; turkeys, 20c; squabs, $L762 par
Pork Fancy, 11 1J t par pound.
Veal Extra, 9k10c per pound.
) Fiulls Applet, gl2.25 per box;
pears, $1.602; peaches, 76cft$L60
per crate; cantaloupes, $1.76432.60;
proms, 86f$76e par box; watermelons.
IXMitte per pound; blackberries.
$1.60(3)1.76 per erute.
Potatoes 7eefe$l per, aaekl tweet
potatoeo, 8 e per pound. '
Onions 81.25 per tack.
Vegetables Beans, 436e par poand :
cabbage, llc; cauliflower, 40ea)$l
per dosen; calory, 60eftf$l ; com, 1 54$
20e eoemubers, 16&20e; onions, 12
16e; paat, 7 per pound; radishes.
15c par dooan; tocnatoea, $lfil.86 par
Hona 1900 eon tracts, fie per pound :
1908 crop, 1416a; 1907 crop, 11c;
1906 crop, 8e,
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16Vft28e per
pound; valley, 2ft2c; sMDsir.'eboice,
Cattle 0 tears, top, $4.60: fair to
good, $4(94.26; eomnson, $4.7604;
eowa, top, $8 60; fair to good, $&&
8.26; oortjne to medmra, $2.60(02.76;
osrvea, top, $66.60; heavy, $8. 6034;
bulls tad stags, $f.7ot8.26.
Sheep Top wetbers. $4eM.tS: fair
to good, $t0tftS.76f ewea, Ht teas
on ail grades yearlssgs, beat, $4; fair
to foooy, W.608,7; sprmg Munas,
Hogs Beet, $8.76; fair to good, $8
ax.as); ttorwarav $47 China fata,
THIRTY BUSHEL WHEAT.- -
Montana Farmer Makaa Success af
Working Dry Land. '
' CaldwelL Mont., Aug. 10. F. V. ir-
vina, member of tha Montana board of
con tret of tae Fourth Dry Farming eon
grsas, and one of tha successful dry
land farmers of thla vicinity, is now
sarreoting 40 acres af wheat, which be
estimates will yield about 80 bushels
an sere. Thla grain wan pi anted In
September on tod ground that had boon
plowed in May and June. Being tha
first crop from this ground Mr. Irvine
regards his crop a unusually good. Ha
nays tha field haa been attracting at
tention and people have been corning
in from miles around to sat for them
selves what can be accomplished by
conscientious application of dry .farm
Mr. Irvine hat Informed Secretary
John T. Bursa, of the Dry Farming
congress, that ha will send a tample of
thia crop to Billings, Montana, for ex
hibition at tha Fourth Dry -Farming
congress, which wiU meet at Billings,
October 26-27-28 next '.
! WIND AOAtNST WILLMAN.
Twiea Pre paras to Fly to North Pole.
I . ' but Puts Back:
Hsmmertest, Norway, Aug. 20. A
dispatch from Walter Wellmaa'a trc-
tio expedition camp at Hpitaoargan
dated August 14 tayt:
A north gala which bad been blow
ing on tha 6th dropped on the 12th,
and Mr. Wsllman made ready to start
in search of the North Pole. Tha bal
loon was inflated and provisioned, and
tha motors ware working smoothly. On1
the 18th the wind was still variable,
but Mr. Wsllman decided to get the
airship out of the bouse.
"The officers and crew of tha Thalia
assisted in twinging the airship, which
was of one appearance, out of the shed.
Tha wind, however, again freshened
and at 6 o'clock In the morning Mr.
Wellman ordered the airship back into
tha abed to wait for more propitious
CP. R. Discovert Fraud. ,
Montreal, Qua., Aug. 20. The legal
department of tha Canadian Pacific
railway believes it bat unearthed a
bugs conspiracy to mulct that and
other corporations by meant of falsa
claims for damages for personal injury
received in alleged accidents. The
claimants era alleged to nave a regular
organisation, with branches In Chi
cago, Toronto, Vancouver and other
places, and to carry on a syttomatie
scheme of fraud by means of falsa
claims, falsa witnesses, ate Three
arrests have been made and others are
Yoakum It Optimistic.
Oklahoma City, Okie., Aug. 20. B.
P. Yoakum, chairman of the executive
committee of the Chicago, Rock Island
A Pacific railway, who is making a
tour of tha Wast to observe -tha crop
and general business conditions, said
today: "I And business eondltiont are
good and improvement general all
along tha lino. Cotton is In good snaps.
In soma sect lone it needs rain. The
corn crop bat bean hurt in this state
in some sections, but there will be
mora earn than last year by reason of
the Increased acreage."
Ocean Falls After Quake.
Mexico City, Aug. 20. A dalayed
dispatch from Acapulco lays three sa
vors earthquake shocks were fait there
Monday. The ocean dropped far below
tha normal and along the entire shore
lino of the port the beach was exposed
for a distance of 80 fast. The shocks
are believed to have been those regis
tered at tha Washington obeervatory.
The people of Acapulco are still living
in the open, not having ventured to re
turn to their homes.
Quake Tela "txagg erst
Ban Francisco, Aug. 20. Pass en
gars arriving from Mexican porta to
day on tha Panama steamer Acapulco,
tha first vessel to bring news of the
earthquake of July 29, SO and 81, de
clare that the reports reaching thle
country by wire greatly overestimated
the loss of life resulting treat thedls
tra Dances. They declare Oat only
two persons were killed outright at
Acapulco, although hundreds had nar-
. Moors Cut Wires Again.
Madrid. Aug. 20. Advices received
here from Penon da la Gomora, an tha
coast of Morocco, says tha Moors again
have cut telegraph wires and isolated
the Spanish garrison there. The bom
barding at Penon da a Goran is con
stant and tsars have beam many esauaJ
ttot among the Moors. Tha Kabylis
are mobilising near Albicans pre
paratory to marching en Meiillav
.. Wreck on Leper Island.
Honolulu. Ang. SO. Tha steamer
Nilsaa went eebore early today on the
eoaet of the Istoad af Motokai, tad
a aaaadoswd by bar officers and
Tha vessel, whleh Is of $00
was tardea, will probably sxwve a
teas. Tha steamer Claadtna bos
to snat tha Nilhao. ,
NEWS FROM THE
NEW LEPROSY CURS. ,
Phttlppms Quarantine Officer Uses X
.. , ...Ray SuceastlUllf'.
Washington, Aug. 21. Tha X-ray
as a cure for some eases of leprosy
haa been demonstrated by tha Ameri
can health aathoritiee In tha Philip
pies, according to Dr.1 Victor D.
Heiser, quarantine, offlosr In tha
Dr. Heiser, la a report to Surgeon
General Wyman, of the public health,
and marina hospital service, says tha
X-ray is suitable only for specially
selected eases, and valuable appar
ently only in tha earlier stagea. San
Lano hospital, at Manila, it the first
institution in the world to use the X
ray for leprosy treatment.
Official figures show that on March
81, 1909, there were 2,446 lepers In
tha Philippines, segregation having
reduced by mora than 1,000 the num
ber of cases during the last two years.
At the beginning of tha American oc
cupation, 11 years ago, thsre were
nearly 4,000 lepers.
Americans perfected the establish
ment for lepers on the Island of Culien
in 1906. It it estimated that under
the Spanish regime 700 new eases de
veloped every year. At present tha
number of new 'cases averages 800 an
nually. Money Order Business Immense.
Washington, Aug. 18.-Money order
transactions in tha postofficet of the
country have grown to in tha last year
or two that it now is necessary to
maintain a fores ef about 760 account
ants, bookkeepers, assortsrs and exam
iners in the office of tha auditor of too
department. There' are 60,000 money
order offices, from which 860,000 mon
ey order accounts annually are received
by Auditor Chance. They are accom
panied by 68,000,000 paid money or
ders, segregating $676,000,000. Post
masters are required to deposit surplus
money order funds and about 2,600,000
certificates of deposit, aggregating
$66u,000,000, also are received by the
auditor for official record and inspec
tion. The auditing of these vouchers
and statements represents 140,000,000
separate transactions. Approximately
250,000 paid money orders, weighing
600 pounds, are received at the audi
tor's office each day. In the process
of reassembling thsae vouchers numer
ically into states and offices of issue,
every money order is handled seven
timea, or the equivalent of 1,760,000
eaeh day. Thlt work alone requires
166 expert sorters, all of whom are
young women. --- y
No Information Obtainable.
Washington, Aug. 20. The acute
nest manifested itself here todsy more
strikingly by the dead silsnet at the
Interior department and the suppressed
but all pervading atmosphere of entho-,
siasm at the forestry bureau. Assist
ant Secretary Pierce, who it back again
and It acting secretary of the Interior
department, does not care to discuss
the charges of misadmlnistration made
against Secretary Bellinger by Chief
Forester Pine hot. . Acting Commis
sioner Swarts, of the general land
office, has just the same aversion.
Open Bids for Battleships.
Washington, Aug. 21. Bids for the
construction of the two battleships,
Arkansas and Wyoming, authorised by
the last congress, were opened at tha
Navy department today. These two
battleships are to be among the matt
formidable fighting machines afloat.
They will carry as hesvy armor and as
powerful armament as any known vas
sal of their class, will have a speed of
21 knots, which is believed to be the
highest practicable for vessels of their
type and class, and will have the high
est practicable radius of action.
Seven Oct Honor Medals.
Washington, Aug. 20. For gallant
conduct while under Are of the enemy
in the Philippines or in Cuba, Ave offi
cers and two enlisted man yesterday
were awarded medals of honor by the
War department. Those thus honored
were Major James Church and Major
Paul Straub, of the Medical corps ;
Lieutenants George Shaw and Charles
Bectanon, Twenty-aeVenta Infantry;
Lieutenant Charles B. Kilbonrne, Sig
nal corps, and H. T. a Quinn sod Beth
Ewsld, privates. ,
Coal Output Lata.
Washington, Aug. 21. The effect of
the national depression beginning In
1907 and continuing in 1908 was the
most nowarf ul factor in the marked
decline in the production af coal to the
United States In 190S, according to
ststlsties compiled by the geologicsl
survey. The total production in 1908
was 416.842,68 short tons, having -a
spot value of $682,814,117. .
' sWght Quske Recorded, ;
Wastosgtoa, A eg. 90. Tas seismo
graph at the weather bores in this
city recorded a slight trtmor of the
carta at 2:21 o'elosfc thai sfteraorm.
hot hi aVvopmlen of tas
dieturbsaaa did sat sxexane fen
ttoa ef sn aartboaaks. f
.WANT MORI BATTLESHIP.
Unltsd States to Load World With
- Battleships of Great Power.
Washington, Aug. 19. Congrasa ':
may be asked next winter to provide '
for two 80,000-ton battleships, each
with 12 1 4-inch guns, and eaeh costing
tin nrtn aaa f. i J k
After ooneiderable preliminary work,
the first 14-inch gun has been con
structed at the Mid vale works, and la
short! to ha tasted at the aavel Brew
ing grounds at Indian Head. If it ia
deemed desirable to have guns of 14
inch caliber, it will Immediately be
come a question whether there shall bo
10 or 12 of such guns on each battle
ship. The proposition of two years
ago, during tha Newport conference,
waa to have 10 14-inch guns Instead of
12 12 inch guns, tha former caliber to
have a relatively diminished velocity.
It was finally decided, however, that
when the 14-inch gun was developed it
should be of a hitting power common-,
urate with the increase of caliber com
pared with the 12-inch gun. There is
an inclination also to adhere to 12-inoh '
guns in the battleebip battery, and It
Is noaslbla that with the adoption of
the 14-inch gun there will be 12 instead
wivh uraee ryiee, in wnico evens
the next battleships to bo authorised '
will be of at least 80,000 tone displace
ment and estimated to cost approxl-
matoly $12,000,000 eaeh. t
It ia likely such n battleship will
have the tame speed and endurance an u
the 20,000-ton battleships now build
ing. Much may depend in the determ
ination of this question upon tha plan -adopted
by European navies.
Million Cigars Prom Philippines.
Washington, Aug. 84. One thrifty .
Philippine commereialeoneern managed
to get into the United States 1,000,000
cigars and. it Is thought, other tobseeo
products, in advance or certain rules "
and regulations which the war depart
ment and ths-4rsasury department were
preparing,' . .
. The cigars and other stuff a rived .
un id uj in ibtiu wut into nn.
As the tariff allows importation free
of duty of only 100,000,000 Philippine
eigsrs, ths proportion which has already
come in is regarded as large.
f i ne cigars are unaerstooa w m or
inferior grade, and it is said that the '
long sea voyage from Manila has a
deteriorating effect upon them, but it
it claimed now that some eoneerns have
invented a method to offset this.
Pure Pood Scrap Renewed.
Denver, Colo., Aug. 84, Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson and Dr. Harvey W.
Wiley, chief of the Bureau of Cham,
istry, will be in Denver Tuesday to at
tend the annual convention of food
commissioners. As a result, it it ex
peeted that another controversy be
tween Federal officials will be brongbt
to Denver, this time not ever forestry
and irrigation, but over the use of boa'
soate of soda in food.
Supporting Secretary Wilson are sev
eral members of the Sclent i lie Beferet '
Board, while Dr. Wiley's ehief suppor- "
trr it Commissioner J. Q. Emery, of
Wisconsin, president of the assosistloa.
Another feature will be reports Tues
day afternoon on results of food, dairy
and drug control in various states.
Nsw Tariff Works Wsl.
Washington, Aug. 4. The new tar
iff law has gone into operation with sur
prising smoothness, according to Assist
ant Secretory of the Tressnry Reynolds. I
"We expected to be overrun with ;
inactions, many of them silly," said -r.
Beynolds yesterday, "bat the nam-
ber of inquiries each day has beea little
more than we have bad under the Ding
ier lew." '
This is ascribed by the Assistant Bsc- .
retsry to the bills saving been passed
bv a republieaa congress. The phrase
ology Is much (he sgeneas under the
old, only the rates have' bees changed. ""
The operatio isfaaered easy for the
Wool importations Increase.
Washington, Aug. 21. Wool tnrpov
tatlons into the United Btstes In the
nscai year jobs snosn excewoeo hmsw h
any earlier year except 1897, when ab
normal importations were made In
view ef the prospective transfer of
wool from the free to the dutiable list.
Tha total quantity of wool imported in
the fiscal year just Closed was 265, 900,-
000 pounds, against 126,000,000 In
1908, 208,000,000 in 1907, 249,000,000
in 1906, and 861,000.000 in 1897, when,
as already suggested, the importations
were abnormally large by reason of the
prospective transfer of wool from the
free to too dutiable lint. . .
PMHpotoe Bends Sotd.
Washington, Aug. 21. Bids were
opened si in uuiaau oi ussuiar anaira
today for $1,600,000 4 oar cent. 19 to
80-year Philippine public works and
improvement bonds. This Issue it the
balance unsold of the $6,000,000 aa-
tswruefl ny toe sens or congress, nan
ienados Fsoraary 8, 1906.
Bute D apartment Plea sad.
Washington, Ang. 90. The news "'
from Pekin that Americans would par-
Melpato in the Hankow railway loan
was received here with ra tease satis
faction. It being victory for tha
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