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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
WOOL SEASON GOOD..
Ylsld Large and Prima High and
Portland Th Oregon wool mimo
of 1909, which baa now bean brought
w a close, baa bam ona of tba moat
successful fat tba history of tba atate.
JM yield waa large and tba nriea hiirb.
and tba growers an entirely satisfied
with tba remit. It baa also been a
profitable year, so far as it haa gone,
; lor toe dealers.
The wool clip of Oregon this year
netted the farmer! of the atate about
H, 000, 000. Tbey barn alao received
very rood pricaa for their mutton.
abeep and lambs, and are altogether In
; aa prosperous a condition aa the farm-
ers in other pexta of the aUta who
bear devoted their energies to raising
It has been an ideal year for the Ore
.gon abeep nan with the weather right
at every aeaaon to produce the beat re-
-aults. As a consequence, the output
' was larger than it haa been In recant
jreara and the quality waa better. At
the same time there waa a sharper de
mand from buyer and pricaa ware
The quality of the wool was excel
lent. It was of better staple than last
year, though of heavier shrinkage, ow
ing to the dry spring. The average
weight of the' fleeces was placed at vH
pounds, the heaviest average aver
known in tba state. The wool sheared
fully one pound to the fleece mora than
it did last year.
Tba highest price paid daring the
weesou in Eastern Oregon waa 28 cents.
which waa realised on a part of one
lip at Shaniko. The larger part of
the best grades sold between 20 and 22
cents. Soma scouring wools went at
18 cents, and other coarse grades mov
d at prices up to 17 cents. For the
-clip, as a whole, tba average price waa
abpout 19 j cents. .
' CLEARING UP LAND TITLES. -
Special Aganta Making Visit to Kle
t ' math County.
Klamath Falls H. P. Jones, a spe
cial agent of the general land office.
and Peter Ogden Applegate, state land
agent, have arrived from Salem to in
spect some lands about the lakes the
"titles of which are in question between
the state and the United States.
The greater part of tba lands In this
ejection have long sines been classified
either aa government or aa belonging
to the state under the swamp land
grant of March 12, 1860, bat there are
soma odds and ends still undetermined.
The classification of these becomes
very Important, since tba Klamath
basin la now coming Into its own and
.the rich alluvial lands about the lakes
will soon be in great demand.
up the Klamath lake by launch to be
gin their examination of tba low lands
at the head of the lake and will prob
ably spend several days in their inves
Pendleton The annual Umatilla and
Morrow counties' I fair which will oc
cur here this month la causing eonsid
arble Intereat and activity. Prepara
tions are being made for agricultural
-sshibita which will eclipse anything
ever seen in this eectioo of the state.
Special features are being arranged
for tba entertainment of the crowds.
mm Being vcvnciw vwuii
contest for which a local Arm has put
up a handsome saddle as-a prise. It is
expected that tba bast riders fat this
election frill bo here.
Forest Grove Makes Improvements.
Forest Grove Five modern brick
buildings, two of which will be three
story structures, are being rushed to
completion here. A $10,000 school
building is nearing completion and will
The Christiana are remodeling their
church at an expense of mora than $4,
000. Tba Catholics am preparing their
recently purchased property at a coat
f several thousands as site for a
410.000 edifice built on tba California
- wovernor wenson invrtea.
8alem There has been received at
the governor's office a copy of the offi
cial call for the fourth annual session
-of tba Dry Farming congress at Bil
lings, Hunt, October 16, 27 and 28. A
feature of tba eon gr ess will be gov
ernors' dsy, 'when tba governor of a
number of the Western states will bo
CeeupleJna of Lata Trams.
Salem A. P. Will, of Aurora, baa
complained to the railroad commission
-of poor train service maintained by the
Southern Pacific at Aurora. Tba train
doc to arrive at M e'eloek In the
morning hi from two to four boon late
regularly, says Mr. Will, and that eity
ad about as well ao have any trass as
far a tt la an iimmmiiilalliia to pes-
i and ssdpoosav , -
STARTS PHEASANT INDUSTRY.
Lebanon Fancier Succeeds in an Un
Lebanon R. F. Simpson, residing
here, is preparing to ship a carload of
ringueck pheasants to the gams war
dan of Idaho, tba birds to be used for
breeding purposes. Simpson is aaid to
be the only man in America who could
fill aueh a largo order for tba much
prised game bird. ys
Mr. 3imson embarked to this in
dustry last year. A person unac
quainted with the increase of this
feathered family would say that ho had
met with fairly good sueoess for an
amateur, but tba gentleman declares
be has learned soma tricks which will
materially aid him in the future.
To commence with, Mr. Simpson bad
212 hens and five roosters. - At this
time be has over 200 young ones, rang
ing in sue from three days old to half
grown birds of this season's rearing,
and the bona are still laying.
White ban tan hens are used for hatch
ing purposes, they having "been found
to be more careful and painstaking
with the young than the other of the
feathered tribe by Mr. Simpson.
Experience baa taught that hens of
larger breed are apt to become restless
and move about on the neat more than
the bantam, thus causing the death of
many of the young Immediately after
leaving tba shell. J . .,
Mr. Simpson is raising' two kinds of
pheasants the ringneek and the gold
en, the latter being from tba northern
part of China. . ,
Prune Packers at Work.
Eugene The Eugene Fruit Growers'
association has begun packing fresh
prunes for shipment. Toe association
expects to ship a carload of prunes to
the East every other day for two weeks
or mora Contracts have been made
for over six carloads. Tba crop In the
vicinity of Eugene this year, while
light, is of excellent quality and will
bring the highest price in toe Eastern
markets. Besides the prunes to be
shipped by the Fruit Growers' associa
tion, there will bo several carloads
sent out by tba Allen Fruit company,
which operates an evaporator and can-
Planing Mili far Pendleton.
Pendleton Pendleton Is to have a
new industry in toe shape of a planing
mill. Ben Hill, manager of the Pen
dleton Lumbar company, has made an
nouncement to that effect. Tba com
pany will put about $20,000 in equip
ment and expects to install the plsnt as
soon aa a suitable location can be found.
The mill when in operation will employ
about 80 men and will do both retail
and wholesale buiiness. -
Wheat Bluestem, 95c; club, 87e:
red Russian, 85Je; valley, 90c; Fife,
87e; Turkey red, 87c; fortyfold, 89 Me.
Barley Food. $26.50 par ton; brew
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley.
$1216 par too; Eastern Oregon, $17
18; mixed, lo.5016.60; alfalfa.
$18.50; clover, 1118; cheat, $18
Butter City creamery, extras, 84c
per pound ; fancy outside creamery, 29
S8e: store, 2122c Butter fat
prices average lc per pound under
regular butter prices. ,-
Eggs Oregon ranch, candled, 80c
Poultry Hens, 16 We per pound:
springs, 17c: roosters, 910c; ducks.
young, lee; geese, young, 10c; tur
keys, 20; squabs, $1.752 per dozen.
Fork Fancy, lllle per pound.
Veal Extra, 910c per pound.
Fruito Apples, $12.26 per box;
pears. L262; peaches, B0c$1.10
per crate ; csntaloupes, $ 1 . 602 ;
plums, 86a390c per box; watermelons,
llWc par pound; grapes, 60e$1.76
per crate; casabas, $1.50602 per dozen.
Potatoes $1 per sack; sweet pota
toes, Be pet pound. :
Onions $1.26 nor sack.
Vegetables Beana, 4 5c per peond :
cabbage, lOlJfet cauliflower, 76c
$1.26 per doaen; celery, 50c$l; corn.
lbz)20c; eoeumbersi 102fte; onions,
12H15c; peas. 7c par pound: Den-
pera, fkr$10c; radishes, 16c per dozen ;
spinach, 6c per pound ; squash, 6c; to
matoes, 6075c per box.
Hops 1909 contracts, nominal: 1908
crop, 1416c;. 1907 crop, lie; 1906
Wool Eastern Oregon, 16028c nor
pound; valley, 28ftc25e; mohair.
Cattle Steers, top, 4.5004.60: fair
to good, $4(34.26; com moo, $8.76434;
cows, top, $4008.65; fair to Hood.
88(0)8.26; common to atedium, $2.50
2.76; calves, top, $6(36.60; heavy,
SS.504; bulls and stags, $2,701.26;
Sheep Top wethers. $4: fair to
good, $8.t08.76; awes, t less en
all grades; yearlings, bast, $4 1 fair to
good, $S.fOS.76; spring fesabc, 86.26
Hogs Bast, $8.78: Caw to rood, ts
(98.60; stackers, $7; China fat
87.6008. . '
POLE IS POUND.
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Frederick Cook, Americas Explorer,
Reaches Moat Northern Point.
Paria. Sept 8. "After a prokmnd
ftttt with famine and frost we at last
hays eaeessded in, reaching the -North
Thus declares Dr. Frederick A. Cook
In a signed statement this morning in
tba Paria edition of the New York
Herald. The statement, which Is
dated "Hans Egeda, Lerwick, Wednes
"A new highway with an interesting
strip of animated nature has been ex
plored and big game haunts located,
which will delight sportsman and ex
tend the Esquimo horizon.
"Land baa been discovers on which
rest the earth's northern most rocks.
A triangle of 80,000 square miles baa
been cut, out of tba terrestrial un
known. "Tba expedition was the outcome of
a summer cruise in the Arctic seas on
tba schooner Bradley, which arrived at
the limits of navigation in Smith sound
lata in August, 1907. Here conditions
were found favorable for launching a
venture to the nolo. J. R. Bradley
liberally supplied from bis vessel suit
able provisions for local use. My own
equipment for emergencies served well
for every purpose in the Arctics.
At sunrise of 1908 February 19
the main expedition embarked on its
voyage to the polo. It consisted of 11
men and 108 dogir drawing ll heavily
laden sledges. The expedition left the
Greenland shore and pushed westward
over the troubled ice of Smith sound.
Ths gloom of the long night was
relieved only by a few hours of day
light. Tba chill of the winter was
felt at ite worst. As wo erossed the
heights of Ellsmere sound to tbe Pe
elfio slope, ths temperature sank to
minus 88 centigrade. Several dogs
were frozen and the men suffered se
verely, but wa soon found the game
trails, along which the way was easy.
There was an unknown line 460
miles sway which was our goal. We
mads encouraging progress, A big
lead, which asperated the land from
the ice of the eeotral pack was crossed
with little delay.
Wo advanced steadily over the
monotony of moving aaa ice and now
found ourselves beyond Uw range of all
Ufa neither footprints of bears nor
tba blowholes of aeala were detected.
Even the microscopic creatures of tba
deep were no longer-under us.
Thus, day after day, our weary legs
spread over greet distances. Incidents
and positions were recorded, but ad
venture waa promptly forgotten in the
next day's efforts. The night of April
7 was made more notable by the swing
ing of the sun at midnight over the
northern ice. Sunburns and frostbites
now were recorded on the same day,
but the double day's glitter infused
quits an incentive into one's Ufa of
shivers. , -
We were now about 200 miles from
the pole and sledge loadi were reduced.
One dog after another Want Into the
stomachs of tba hungry survivors, until
the teams were considerably diminish
ed In number, but then seemed to re
main a sofficlent balanst for man and
brute to push along into tba heart of
the mystery to which we bad sat our
"On April 21 we had reached 89 de
grees 69 minutes 46 seconds. The polo
was in sight. Wa covered the remain
ing 14 seconds and made a few final
observations. X told Etuklsbeok-and
Ahwelsh, the accompanying Eskimos,
that we bad reached the 'great nail.'
Everywhere we turned was south.
With a single step we could pass from
on side of the earth to the other : from
midday to midnight. At laat tba flag
floated to the breezes at ths pole. It
was April 21, 1908. Tba temperature
was minus 88 centigrade; barometer
29.88; latitude, 90; as for longitude,
it waa nothing, as It was but a word.
"Although crazy with Joy, our spirits
began to undergo a feeling of weari
ness. Next day, after taking all our
observations, a eentiment of intense
solitude penetrated us while we looked
at the horiaon. Was it possible that
this desolate region, without a patch
of earth, had aroused ths ambition of
so many men for eo many centuries?
sity of dazzling white snow, no living
being, no point to break tba monotony.
"On April 28 ws started on our re
turn." SdsntHls Value Is High.
Winnipeg, Man., Sept. S. The Brit
ish association for the advancement of
science at its national moating showed
great interest in ths report that Dr.
Cook bad reached tbe North Pots. Col
onel Sir Duneaa Johnstone declared
tba expedition would be of the highest
scientific value if scientific observations
were made by qualified men. C. H.
Chisholm, professor of geography at
Edinburgh university, 'said magnetic
obeerratione that could be made at tba
pole would likely be among; the most
valuable results of the day.
Pittsburg Miners Win.
Pittsburg, Sept,' I.r-Tbe dispute be
tween ths miners and operators of tba
Pittsburg district, effecting 18,000
bmo, was settled tonight at a oonfer
soss between ths operators, tba nation
al executive board of tba United Mi no
workers of America and President
L. Lewie. .
STATE HAPPENINGS Of WASHINGTON
CENSUS WORK QOE8 AHEAD.
Experts Busy Arranging Bchedule for
Washington, Sept. 8. Director of
the Census Durand, aided by a score or
mora of experts in economics, agiicul
ture, manufacture and statistics, is
now at work on one of the most import
ant questions In connection with the
next census that of framing schedules
to be used by enumerators in entering
the information tbey secure next April,
x Mr. Durand and the corps of experts
are working out ths form of schedules
and determining the subdivisions of in
quiries to be asked in gathering the in
formation ordered by congress. The
agricultural, manufacturing and popu
lation schedules are the principal ones
under current discussion. Among those
most prominently mentioned on the
manufacturing schedule will be tba fol
Surgeon Bell, formerly assistant
editor of the Economist, Chicago; Ar
thur J. Boynton, assistant professor of
economies, University of Kansas;, C.
W. Do ten, assistant professor of eco
nomics in ths Massachusetts Institute
of Technology; Edward Howard, as
sistant professor of economics. North
western university; Emil P. Ecker,
expert professor of AnanoS at Dart
mouth college; Horace Eerist, instruct
or of economics In ths University of
Wisconsin; E. A. Willet professor of
economics in the Carnegie Technical
chool, and Alvln S. Johnson, a statis
tician of Chicago. '
The population schedule Is lo charge
of Professor W. B. Bailey, Springfield,
Mass. Ha is an instructor on political
economy in Yale university. A large
number of special agents have bean ap
pointed in other divisions.
Rifle Range tor Navy.
Washington, Sept. 4. Btepe have
been taken by the Navy department to
secure a much-needed small arms rifle
range on ths Pacific coast. Command
er Maybury Johnston was today ap
pointed chairman of a commission to
report on available sites. Although
the department has the necessary funds
with which to make ths purchase, it
would not be surprising if Interested
states and cities on the coast should
donate ground beat suited for the de
partment's purpose. -
Salvador to Havs Ships.
Washington, Sept 4. Ths State
department has been informed by
Charge d' Affaires Fraaier at Salvador
that the Salvador Railroad company is
about to inaugurate a weekly steamship
service between the ports of Acajutla,
in Salvador, and Salinas Cms, in Mex
ico. Tbs service is to begin a regular
schedule about January 1, 1910. Whan
the line is ectablisbed. It is said, ths
governments of Salvador and Mexico
will be approached on tba subjects of
mall contracts. -
' Rectifiers Oct Respite.
Washington, Sept. 4.J Tba operation
of regulations prohibiting rectifiers
from making a so-called wine mash and
using tbs mash In producing compound
'liquors, ouch as liquors patent medi
cines and table wines, will be post
poned until October 1 as a result of an
order issued by the acting eomtniii lon
er of internal revenue today. - This or
der affects ths ss-ealled raisin wine in
dustry snd waa issued as a result of an
appeal to the secretary of tba treasury.
RooseveH Sends Rats.
Washington. Sept. 4. Ex-President
Roosevelt has shipped to the Smithson
ian institute species of moles and rats
which are very popular with Institution
officials. A rst with two warts on the
lower Hp was included in the shipment
The government exerts never before
knew of a rat so decorated. Conse
quently great value is attached to the
particular bide. It outranks In worth
tJt higg t lion akin in the
Roar Admiral Sparry to Retire.
f Washington, Sept 7. Rear Admiral
Sparry, who was in command of the
American battleship fleet on tba me
morable cruise from San Francisco to
the Philippines and through the Sues
canal to Hampton Roads,, will be placed
on toe retired list tomorrow. Ha then
will have reached the age limit of 62
years. Ths admiral is now on doty at
tbs naval war college at Newport
Many Census dobs to Fill.
Washington, Sept T. The bureau
of the census announced today that ap
proximately 8,000 temporary clerks
would be appointed m connection with
the work of taking ths 18th decennial
census. The first examination will be
made before January 1, and not many
will be mads before April, 1910.
JhnKez President of Oosta Rica.
Waehtne-ton. Sent 2. A cablegram
received tonight from San Joss by Sen
orGaivi, the Costa Riean minister,
stated that returns from the election
held ss Costa Rica indicated the elec
tion sf Ricardo Jim toes for presideat
GREAT AREA OF DRY FARMS.
Government' Seta Aside Nearly 6S,
000,000 Acres sa Homesteads.
Washington, Sept 7. According to
a statement issued today by the secre
tary of the interior, almost 66,000,000,
acres of land has been designated aa
subject to entry under tbs enlarged
Mwm WW Ka, IUUJ IVI HI MIU
elaims of 820 acres instead of 160
acres. - f
Tbs land thus designated la distribu
ted as follows:
Colorado, 20,250,000 "acres ; Moo
tana, 26,000,000; New Mexico, 1,660,
000; Oregon. 1,800,000; Washington,
8,600,000; Wyoming ,11,900,000.
Large areas in Utah have alao been
designated under the special provision
of section 6 of tba act exempting from
The lands are non-mineral, non-timbered,
not susceptible to irrigation and,
because of insufficient rainfall, will
not produce remunerative crops unless
cultivated by some method such aa "dry
farming." Residence must be estab
lished on the land by tba en try men
within six months from data of filing
and be continued, together with culti
vation and improvement of ths land,
for five years.
PANAMA REPAIRS WRONG.
Pays Compensation to Tars of Amer
- lean Warships. -
Washington, Sspt 4. Acting Sec
retary of the Navy Winthrop haa re
ceived 114,000 from the Panama gov
eminent, paid by it as money repara
tion in the cases Involving ths mal
treatment of American naval officers
snd seaman at the hands of ths polios
alt that Mimhlio.
Of this amount f 6,000 Is for Indem
nity for what is known aa the Cruiser
Columbia incident when several offi
cers in uniform were arrested, locked
up snd roughly handled in Colon on
June 1, 1906. Ths assault It is de
clared, was entirely unprovoked.
An indemnity of 88,000 will be paid
to the relatives of Charles Rend, a
boatswain's mete on the cruiser Buf
falo, who was killed in Panama til Sep
tember, 1908, and $1,000 will be given
to the relatives of Joseph Clesllk, a
ssilor of the same vessel, who waa
stabbed at tbs time and killed.
Small Claim Against Big Roads.
Washington, Sspt 8. Ths smallest
claim for reparation ever filed with tbe
Interstate Commerce commission has
been presented by tbs Tyson 4 Jones
Buggy company, of Carthage, N. C.
Tbe amount ia 20 cents. Tbs brief
consists of six nasea of leva can. In
which all the facta are set forth. Ia
December, 1907, tbs complaint avers,
the firm ordered iron wagon axles from
Wilpesbarrs, Pa. Tbs rate charged
waa 64 cents par hundred pounds, Tbs
oomplsint alleges that tba proper rata
should have bean 52 cants per hundred.
The shipment weighed about 1,000
pounds. Six railroads were made da
fendante the Central nf Oaare-fa. the
Philadelphia 4b Reagln, tbs Cumber
land Valley, tba Norfolk A Western,
tbs Southern and tba Aberdeen A Asbe-
Irrigation Land Withdrawn
Washington, Sspt 4. Acting Sec
retary Pieree, of tbs department sf
tbs interior, today restored 18,000
acres of land withdrawn; In connection
with tba Yakima Irrigation project in
Washington. Ha ordered withdrawn
49,000 acres In Arizona in connection
with the Salt river project; 28,000
acres in ths La Grande, Or., district
connected with tbs Umatilla project
and also 8,840 acres along Chocotopn
creek in Colorado with tbs view of
protecting possible power sites from
being filed on by private corporations,
. Cash for National Guard.
Washington, Sept 1. -Four million
dollars appropriated by congress for
tbe militia has been allotted among the
several states and territories bv Lieu-
tensnt Colonel Weaver of tba general
staff corps of tbe army. Ths allot
ments for tbs states and territories, in
round numbers, include tbe fallowing:
Idaho, 119,000; Montana, 818,000;
Washington, $88,000; Oregon, 881,000.
Veterans' Sons Choose Attsnfie City.
Washington, Sspt 1. Atlantic City,
N. J., waa selected todsy as tbs place
for holding ths next annual encamp
ment and George W. Poll it of Pstter-
son, N, J,, was elected commander In
chief. It was decided to pass orer un
til next year ths question of joining
with the Sons of Confederate Veterans
In tbs erection of a peace monument in
Seattle Man Given Job. '
Washington, Sept 8. It wss learn
ed here tonight that President Taft baa
appointed A. P. Sawyer, of Seattle,
Wss,, to bs auditor of Porto Rico, to
soeeeed O. a Ward. Mr. Ward baa
bean named to succeed W. F. Wlllougb
by as secretary of Porto Rteo, tbe lat
ter besoming assistant director of tba