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OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
IRRIQATION IN MALHEUR.
-Private Company Planning to Water
v ISO.OOO Acres. -
Sslsm According to advice re
ceived in tba office of the state en
gineer at Seism, Trowbridge 4t Niver.
private raclatnation company with a
ilendid iweord, is conducting a survey
-of a tract tocludinc about 160.000
acres of arid land, coins of which ia In
U albesjr county in thia atate and aoma
in Idaho. Tha object la to le
through the naalta of to survsys if it
would bo feasible to atart a reclama
tion project covering thla territory.
Tba land which ia receiving tha at
tention of tba reclamation company'a
engineers liaa bwatean tba Owybeo and
Snaka rivers. Tba water for irrige
- tion will probably ba takeh from tba
-Owyhaa rivsr. Tba project ia ia Ita
incipient stage, and no definite infor
mation aa to tba plana of Trowbridge
-et Nirer can ba obtained.
According to State Engineer Lewis,
tba work done by Trowbridge Niver,
baa proved highly aatiafactory and in
those districts in Idaho where the Arm
has already accomplished big results,
tba people of the state prefer the com
pany's operations to tba United States
" Tba day after Oregon's new water
law want into effect last spring, Trow
bridge A Nirer sent a party of sur
veyors and engineers into the Owyhee
.-river valley to take observations. The
work baa been continued until the
present, wbtcb leads the state engineer
to believe that tba private company
-will shortly take up a large traet in
this state for reclamation.
TUNNEL THROUQH MOUNTAINS
Indications Point to Hugo Uodertak
Ing by O. R. St N.
Pendleton Ramon to local railroad
circles here predict the greatest rail
Toad undertaking that baa taken place
in una section of tba atate for years.
of which the craw of surveyors wbich
re now working on the Stan field
Coyote ro toff are tba vanguard. Thia
underaktng Includes, among other ac
tive changes and improvements, tun
Tjeling through the Blue mountains and
tba elimination . of several bad grades
lor the purpose of shortening the time
and" distance between Chicago and
Thia tonne), which of necessity
'wouia oe irom wive k nve muee in
length, would accomplish much in the
saving of time and power. By pushing
op Butcher creek canyon and there en
tering the mountains, tba worst part
of the grade and many windings would
be eliminated, and on the east aid of
tba mountain tba famous Kamela hill
would ba avoided and tba distance from
Boron to Le Grande reduced to IS
Rumor also says that , considerable
work will be done en Tel lore sect bill,
between Union and Baker City. It la
r believed that surveying camps will be
fahHahail at DnnMn awl Em4m atwl
at ether points within tba next few
day. If these Improvements are ac
tually contemplated by the O. R. ft N.,
it la evident that It Is not the Inten
tion of ute officials to divert rrcignt or
nsosongor business down the Snaka
river, aa baa bean proposed.
WIN Prevent Pleads..
Athene A number of teams have
been at work the past month straight
ening the part of Wild Bene Oat n
Land ft Trust company, and through
the city park. The creek baa been
banged in many places and made much
wider and deeper. William Boeber bee
charge of the work, and assures the
when it ia finished It will ba sufficient
to carry all the flood waters that aoma
down tba in wet ussoa and have here
tofore flooded the valley.
Own Vamebto OoM
Albany Tba directors of tba Mexi
an mines, owned by Lion county men,
have just reeeived word and aeaaya
from their mine showing they have
truck a vela wbich goes 106.80 to
the toe of free milling ore. The letter
seated that the mine none of the greet--eet
In Old Mexico. Considerable stock
m use enterprise is nem oy moany
people. Dr. J. L. Hill of this city; ia
-the president, PVed Ware seeretery
and L E. Btoto ana of the directors.
Top Prtoe far Peach Trees.
Talent a M. bee ban eeed four
ens of peach nrrnord to C W. Bops
lev 82,000. Tba traet to net to new
varieties. Sixty trees ef the Apple
gate variety are three years eld; M
-trees two yean ohf ere ef tha Sooner
-variety. Tha rant at yoanger and of
afferent varieties. - "
, , eastern Man atoya Oretomw
Hood Eliot Teontj acres of tha
limns- nines en tha west aide have
bean nald far 117,000. Tba tram awe
two and haven year ohf Williams nig and
Man town trees. The pnhasai is H.
W. who try easaa from
FARMERS REGISTER KICK.
Pass Resolutions Protesting Against
- Marina League Measure
Pendleton Resolutions protesting
strongly against the efforts -of the
Merchant Marine league) of Seattle to
secure an order forbidding foreign ves
sels which bring cool to the Pacific
coast from carrying wheat on their re
turn trip wars passed at a mass meet
ing of cltissns, held in the Circuit court
room at the court house here. When
the vote was taken not a dissenting
voice was beard and the indorse! waa
unanimous. .' Judge S. A. Lowell was
mads chairman and Charles A. Barrett
of Athena, secretary.
Congressman W. R. Ellis waa pres
ent and voiced his sentiments against
the proposed measure and extended his
services in oooperation with the clti
ssns. J. T. Lieuallen, president of the
county organisation of tba Farmers'
Educational ft Cooperative union of
America; Judge 8. A. Lowell and C
A. Barrett were the speakers. As the
proposed action of tha Merchant Ma
rina league would tend to lower tba
price of wheat, the protest was couched
in vigorous terms.
A telegram was sent to the ascrstary
of the navy by the meeting, asking
postponement of action until the receipt
of tba signed circular of protest. Con
gressman Ellis also sent a personal tel
egram to the secretary, requesting in
vestigation into the farmers' plea.
Electric Roads tor Rogue.
Medford John R. Allen, the owner
of the Pacific ft Eastern railroad, now
being extended towards the Klamath
valley, will make an application at the
nut meeting of tba council for n fran
chise to operate an electric road n
Medford. He will also apply in the
other cities of the Rogue river valley.
A company composed of Wall street
men are backing him,- A company has
been incorporated for a million and
half dollars and will atart construction
work immediately after tba franchises
Hogs Equal to Fat Steers.
Condon ia a carload of hogs shipped
from Condon, Fred "Edwards placed a
hog for which ha received $36.40.
This is thought to be tba record price
for a single porker.
Large Crop Alfalm Seed.
Union From six scree of slfalfa 129
bushels of seed were taken thia year,
The market value of the seed Is fully
$1,000. The crop waa grown on the
FOR TLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Blosstem. $1421.08; elab.
92s; red Russian, t0e; valley, 91c;
fife, 92a; Turkey red, 92e; 40-fold, B6c
Barley Feed, t2.e027 par ton:
Oats No. 1 white, $2828.50 par
Con Whole. US per ton; tracked.
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley.
I14(17 per ton ; Eastern Oregon, $18
20; alfalfa, Sl16; -clover, $14;
cheat, 91S14.t0; gnu bay, $14$16.
Batter- City creamery, extras. See
per pound; fancy outside -creamery.
38(3)880 ; atom, 22K24c Butter fat
prices average le pnr pound nndar
regular butter prices.
Egg Oregon, SoOSSe per onsen.
Poultry Hons, lo16He; nprings.
HHtftl&c; roosters, fctflOc; docks. IS
91e; geese, 10c; turkeys, Ink
I7e; aqoano, tl.76$l per dosen.
Fork Fancy, ftarB)e per pound.
Veal Extra, 10lle per pound.
Fruits Apples, $I2 per box ;
pears, .!. 60; grapes, 80c$1.2S
per crate, 18c per basket; nssshas,
Sl.2fxWl.60 per dosen; 00(000, $10
1.2S per box: cranberries. S&SOfifl
Potatoes SXaoe par sack, sweet
potatoes, per pound.
Sack Vegetables Turnips. 75etffll
pores; carrots, $1; beets, $1.26;
rutabaga, $1.10. '
On iotie Oregon. 1101.26 per sack.
Vegetables Artichokes. 90s oer
desen; eanbng, oIc nor pound;
cauliflower, 406V9fe par dosen; celery,
SOOSSei corn, $ll.t par sack;
horseradish, KrflOe per dosen; pwp
pers, Kte per pound; pumpkins. 11
1 Ue: iwdishea. lir ner ineiii mwu
par pound; enaaah, $1J1.10: to-
Hope 1909 crop, 14oc par nound:
1908 crop, fOc;J907 eren, 12c i 1908
Wool Eastern Oreejwa, l02senor
pound; mohair, choice, 24c .
Cattle Best steers, $4.7$: fair In
good, $4tt4.S0; nMdtonj and feeders,
tS.2Mex.TS; best eswu, $.0; fab- to
good, $nat.lSj asmmun, $2.9032.71;
balm, $2Ct2.S0; atngc tl.UHdA.Vi:
cnlvan, light, S&SSjtt.M; heavy, 84a
-Beat, r.nasas.88: alerkers.
17.26487.80; steekera, $ejM.
-Beet will us. 84.2sax4.B8:
M; fawtoswen, 8awM8.7S:
ERA OF LOW MORTALITY. .
It Has Been Reached by the CMHzed
Washington. Oct "The elv
ilised world has Indeed arrived at an
era of low mortality.'' '
This conelnsleo is itatod in census
boreeu bulletin1 No. 104, on mortality
statistics for 1908, prepared by Dr.
Creasy L. WUbnr, chief Btetistkian for
vital statistics nndar Director Dorand,
who has transmitted tt to Secretary
Nagel, of tba department of commerce
The death rate of tba registration
state In 1808 was 18.8 per 1,000 of
population, which was nlightly lower
than that for the entire registration
ana, 1S.4 par 1,000, sod it is the low
est on record. Dr. Wilbur states It is
probably tba lowest death rate that
baa ever occurred in tha United States.
The death rate of the rural portions
of these states was still lower, being
only 14 par 1,000, while that of toe
urban population was 16. e per 1,000;
the latter including si) cities having a
population of 8,000 or more Inhabitants
in 1900, and being, ee usual, some
what greater than tba rural rate. Buch
rates would have seemed quite out of
the question a few years ago.
Nearly one-fifth of all the deaths
that occurred wen tboae of Infants
uander one year of age and over one
fourth are of children lees than five
years of age. '
Nearly one-fourth of all deaths reg
istered wen those of persons bom out
side of toe United States. The states
having the Inrgeet proportion of
natlve-bom Americans of native stock
an, Or Wilbur states, the ones In
which It Is the most difficult to secure
the passage of effeetiv registration
laws. Therefore, the aetnal mortality
of Americans of native parentage is
not folly represented in the registra
tion area, although over two-thirds of
tha deaths registered were of native
born persona and one-third wen of na
tive-born with native perenta. .
It appears that the month of maxi
mum mortality in 1908 was January,
with 67,768 deaths and that of mini
mum mortality was June, with 49,701
ZELAYA BOTTLED UP.
Insurgents Have Nlearsguan President
In Tight Piece.
New Orleans, Oct 2. Passengers
arriving today on tha steamer Impera
tor from Bluefields, Nicaragua, report
that, when tbey left Bluefields three
days ago. President Zelaya was virtu
ally bottled up at Managua. A gene
ral advance by General Estrada Is be
ing checked by want of ammunition.
Seven! of the passengers en the Im
perator stated that general news of
the revolutionary movement waa unre
liable, aa tha revolutionists wen in
clined to exaggerate their successes.
Tbey said their own asssrtiono regard
ing the serious situation faced by Pres
ident Zelaya were baaed on their per
Captain John PcoWiob,' master of
the Imperator, aald Genera! Estrada
bed already established a provisional
government over Grafton, Cape Cm
ciaa, Blue De Ids and Rama. Tha strict
sat discipline was being maintained,
all saloons were closed st nightfall and
drunkenness and disorders were imme
Captain Pederaen confirmed the As
sociated Press dispatches from Port
Cortes telling of the capture and hold
ing of a launch cant by the revolation
ary leaden to Port Barrios. The
launch, be said, was to have brought a
large supply of ammunition to the la-
Do Lara Out en Bonds.
Lot Angeles, Oct 29. L. Guiterres
do Lara, the Mexican attorney held by
the United States immigration author
ities on ehargea of being an anarchist
and illegally to this country, waa re
leased from jail today on 88,000 bond
pending bis hearing before Chief la
spec tor Ridgway, of tba immigration
service. Do Lara's hand was signed
by C C Reynolds, prominent and
wealthy hardware merchant, and Al
fred M. Salyar, a well-known tonal bos-
Dummy Entries Claimed.
Sen Prarjcisee. Oct. 1 In the trial
of Dr. O. W. DwtnnsIL Rax Dexter
and Jefaa Gilpin before the United
States district court hen an ft charge
of sobornatlon ef perjury hi connection
with the dummy entry of timber land
to Northern California, Benjamin
Pwrniuh, one ex the alleged nomnry
entrants, took the stand again today.
He toetiSed that be end bis brother
bad entered siaims hi Siskiyou eeonty
tba result ef letter from Dr.
DwtenetL nrommiag them $200
for their holdings.
Athxato, Gew Oct
of the Georgia Unitary Academy
wre, wan rushed to the city to
day suffering from on illness which
bee effected the school to sstd.mli
NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
NEW RATE PROBLEM.
Steam-Electric Question Gomes Be-
fore Commerce Commission. .
Waahington. Oct. SO. - Whether
steam railroads shall eo-oparate physi
cially with electric lines ia a question
which has been presented to the inter
state commerce commission and which
Is to be argued to Cincinnati in few
The cans at issue la of unusual im
portance because np to the present
time the steam railroads of tba country
have refused to enter into any arrange
ment with the electric lines for through
routes and joint rates either for freight
or for passengers. Tha law dots not
explicitly require physical connection
between two roads either steam or
electric but It has been the policy of
the commission in interstate buaineee
to require such connection to be made
between two steam roads, when the
conditions appear to demand or even to
warrant tha connection. The making
of through rates and joint rates for
both freight arid passengers naturally
follows the physical connection of the
The extensive construction and oper
ation of electric lines has increased the
demand for their connection with steam
roads. Many of them endeavored to
effect a joint srangament with steam
roads, but In practically every instance
the efforts have been of no avail.
Qompoct Rebukes Eliot.
Washington, Oct. 80. Referring to
a statement of Dr. Charles W. Eliot,
former president of Harvard univers
ity, that the government should pro
hibit labor unions on the ground that
they have monopolistic tendencies and
an opposed to democracy. Samuel
Gompsrs, president of tba American
Federation of Labor, laid: "Sines bis
retirement ss president of Harvard,
Dr. Eliot has nothing to do but talk.
He now lives in an aga which be can
not understand. Sines the time when
he was mentally capable of appreciat
ing industrial and commercial condi
tions, great ehangea and development
have taken pines."
Monster Cigar From Philippines.
Washington, Oct 27. Brigadier
General Ciarenee R. Edwards, chief of
the bureau ef Insular affairs of the
War department baa reeeived the
largest cigar sver made In the Philip
pine islands. It was tba first cigar ad
mitted free of duty under the new
tariff act, which allows the free ad
mission of 160,000,000 Philippine ci
gars each year. The cigar waa made
by a Manila factory and measured 42
inches in length and about 10U Inches
In circumference. It weighed about
nine poo ads.
Mlnietsr Eepinoes Resigns.
Washington, Ott 2ft. Dr. Don Ro-
dolfo Eepinoes, the Nlcaraguan minis
ter to the United States, announced to
day that he had resigned and that Ze
laya, the deposed president of the re
public bad accepted his resignation.
Dr. Esplnosa stated that bis brother,
Emllio. was nracticellv at the bead of
tba revolutionists under Estrada, the
provisional president end be gave thia
aa the cause of bis resignation. The
resignation of Esplnosa w regarded
ben ss a severe blow to Zslaya's tot
Government WIN Appeal.
Washington; Oct, 29. "Tbo gov
ernment will at enee institute an ap
peal from this decision," ennooneed
Attorney General Wlckerabam today
In reference to the action of Judge
Holt in the Circuit court at New York
yesterday sustaining the plea of the
statute of llmftafons Interposed by the
defendants. Kissel and Hamed, to the
Indictment against them Jotonly with
the American Sugar Refining company.
The attorney general said Judge Holt's
decision wss of far reaching cones-
Cold Weather Is Coming.
Washington, Oct 27. Cold weather
h about to grip the country from coast
to coast. The sheet of rain that swept
across the United States radiating
from a storm center near St, Loots,
has paesed along until now It u wsep-
lng down upon the Middle Atlantic
coast. Tea otsxuroanes m expeneo o
pass ant to nan, after which tbo wind
will eweep the country from the North,
varying n trine aesordtog to the ae-
fevers Tan Equal Payments.
Wssbington, Oct. 2f. Secretary
Bellinger today expreeeed decided ob
jection to making materiel change In
tba method ef collecting water pay
ntonto frees section an government
irrigation erejerto. Ho hi not In favor
of graduated saymenta, email far the
flrst year or two. In ensuing thsnaf
ter. bet would adhere to the nton at
ton carnal payments now to fores.
Qsnsrel Oapsswger M.
Weshlngten, Oct. an. Brigadier
John A, Cspilngw, U. 8. A
ana to tow ef the tote James
G. Btotoo, bj serlsnsly IH with pnon-
TARIFF WAR IN SIGHT.
Franca Gets Out Her Andsnt Chip
and Oarafulh; Poises It. -Washington,
Oct 28. A tariff war
of such gigantic proportions aa to
threaten demoralisation of trade be
tween this country end Prance and
eventually to lead to tha prohibition
of French Imports into this country, to
Although France baa not issued ft
proclamation imposing a maximum
duty on all American products received
In that country, it ia admitted that n
preliminary notice has been published
indicating that such ft proclamation
It is expected bora that the ebango
In tha duties charged by Prance will
become effective November 1.
The apparent cause of France's re
sentment ia the fact that Germany to
given a longer time than Francs to
comply with the conditions of the
Paync-AIdrieh tariff bilL
Under the new law President Taft
is given authority to prohibit imports
from countries discriminating against,
the United States. Officials hen be
lieve Taft will bo forced to take this
action against France, in 'ease the
threatened riee of duty on American
goods is made.
PRIVATE CAPITAL FAVORED. . .
Government WIN ANow Individuals to
Build Malheur Project.
Washington, Nov. 2. Secretary Bal-
linger. to response to telegraphic in
quiries from Oregon, has declared
that the government cannot build the
Malheur irrigatton project because It
bsa no available funds. This leaven
the project at the disposal of private
enterprise, if still desirous of under
taking its construction.
It Is understood that If tha money
could be bad, Secretary Bellinger Would
authorise tba construction of thia pro
ject immediately, not the condition of
the reclamation fund Is such that then
will be no money available for at least
ayssaVsnd perhspsioesionger per
It Is tbo understanding of the de
partment that private enterprise
stands ready to build this project, and
If a practical private project, accept-.
able tp landownera, ia undertaken,
then "will be no opposition from
wl -- - '
' Asks for More Doctors.
Washington, Nov. 2. "I do not
mean to aay that tba negro doctor alone
should practice among his race, but I
do think that any fair minded person
will agree with ma that we ought to
ban a fair proportion of negro doctora
to practice among negro patients," said
Dr. Booker T. Washington, of Toske
gea institute, in addressing the matri
culating students of Howard universi
ty. Dr. Washington admonished the
students that the high medical standard
already establlabsd most be maintain
ed. He said there are about 2,800 ne
gro physicians in the country and urged
that Uut numhar h rlnaihUri.
Japan WIN Keep Pledge.
Washington, Nor. t. That Japan
Intends to keep -its pledge with China
to remove Its military forces from
Chlen.Tao, a territory lying between
Manchuria and Conn, which long ben
been in dispute, la indicated by the
fact that by today all Japanese troops
ill be entirely withdrawn. An
nouncement to this effect- was made at
the Japanese emboesy yesterday by
Mr. Keishn MatsuL counselor of toe
embassy and charge de'affalras, who
hss just received a cablegram from his
government to regard to tha matter.
Oregon to Oct FufJ Share.
Washington, Oct. 28. Secretary
Bellinger Is determined to give Oregon
its full share of benefits under the na
tional Kleroatioa law. In addition to
the amounts beret of on allotted, Ore
gon, by 1912, he save, will be entitled
to about 82,700,000, and In the near
futon ba will take up with the re
clamation service various undeveloped
projects to Oregon with a view to
starting work en one or another ss
soon as the eoeaaoary funds become
evaileble. . -
Kohlaaat for Onineee Peat. "
Washington, Oct 27. Then wan ft
penlstent rumor today at the Slate de
partment that Judge Kohlaaat of' Chi
cago, waa being considered favorably
for the pest of minister to China.
N lather Sssntory Knox, of the State
department nor Assistant Secretory
of State Hanttogton Wilson la to
w7MfciM- ' Tha tm lf
Crane has bissms nn hnoorteat cen
sldoratioa for the State ewpartsnsnk
wsVejltjtaf FwJnt uVwiwref AMpfMAisafe
Weshmgton, Oct 28. Tor bis hero
ism to rescuing n shipmete who bat
fallen overboard In the harbor at Sees
tto, Michael Millie, asatanato'a meoe
en the ere leer Penasylvaaia, ban re
ssived silver sssdel sent by the i
to thai eity.