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HOOD RIVER, OREGON
EVENTS OF THE DAY
QATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE
Comprehensive Review of the Import
nt Happenings of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
The Smoot case is still before the
The flood situation at Harrisburg,
Pa., is the worst in its history.
Japan says she did not have troops
in Corea prior to the opening of hos
A. mob has fired the negro district
of Springfield, Ohio, and state troops
have been called out.
Rain in the Inland Empire country
has swelled streams so that they are
unable to cany off the water.
Many Japanese are entering Rus
sian forts disguised as Chinese and
gaining valuable information.
R. A. Balinger has been elected
mayor of Seattle. The Republicans
elected all but three councilmen.
A tract of swamp land on Upper
Klamath lake has been sold to asso
ciates of State Senator Marsters.
Japan is sending Marquis Ito to Cor
ea. This would seem to indicate that
she intends to make it her base of
The senate has adopted amendments
to the army bill, giving Porto Rico
troops and consolidating the adjutant
general's office with the record and
The senate has passed the naval
Another British cabinet crisis is be
lieved to be at hand.
The Chicago Federation of Labor is
fighting Mayor Harrison.
United MIneworkers will leave the-
question of strike with- the local un
ions. A second bombardment of Vladi
vostok Is reported in which the Japan
ese lost one or two cruisers.
Report on" affairs of Indian Terri
tory smacks of graft on the part of
omclals connected with speculative
A Springfield. Ohio, mob took a
negro, who shot a detective, from Jail,
hanged him and then riddled his body
A witness in the Smoot trial says
she was married after the issuance of
the manifesto and Is positive Brigham
Young performed the ceremony.
The report on Influence being exert
ed by members of congress to gain in
creases in postofflce Tentals, clerk
hire, etc., Involves members from all
but five states, Oregon, Idaho, Ne
vada, New Hampshire and Rhode Is
Field Marshal von Waldersee Is
The house has passed the Indian ap
Dreyfus has won an appeal for a
revision of his. case.
The United States will not grant
the Guam-Japan cable concession.
Odell will not accept the chairman
ship of the National Republican com
mittee. Eastern miners refuse to accept a
reduction In wages and a strike is
Senator Nelson declares American
interests demand she prevent the dis
memberment of China.
Troops have been sent from Vladi
vostok to meet the Japanese ad
vance from the south.
President Smith, of the Mormon
hurch. says congress is prying into
his domestic affairs without right.
Britain believes the only diplomatic
danger lies in a continental protest
against the Japanese-Corean treaty.
Japan has again addressed the pow
ers In reply to the Russian conten
tion that she violated rules of war.
An earthquake in New Mexico did
much damage to property.
Russia welcomes what it terms the
change In American sentiment.
Advices from Port Arthur say the
Japanese are again bombarding that
The body of a mastodon In a good
state of preservation has been found
near Dawson. '
Japan has completed the landing of
a great force in Corea, and a forward
movement Is expected soon.
President Smith, In the Smoot trial,
says Mormons will defend plural mar
riages if an attack Is made.
The Japanese fleet has allowed a
number of colliers to proceed to Vladi
vostok, expecting to seize the fuel and
supplies when It takes that port.
A bin has been introduced to allow
the Northern Pacific to sell lands
along the right of way and quiet title
to tracts In Portland and other. West
The Great Northern and Northern
Pacific railways have agreed to offer
homeseekers excursion rates during
March and April. The rate to the
vvest and return will be one fare, plus
; The flood situation on the Ohio river
at Toledo is serious.
King Edward Is confined to his room
on account of illness.
Senator Hale thinks the navy is ask
ing for too many new ships.
General Kouropatkin will, make
Mukden his headquarters.
Chief of engineers recommeends
against the extension of the Grays
A high Russian official says the ab
andonment of Port Arthur would be
disastrous to Russia.
ALL EYES ON IT.
Russian Vladivostok Squadron
Soon Be Located,
Toklo. March 10. It is believed
here that there has already been
decisive naval engagement In the
vicinity of Vladivostok, and details of
it are anxiously awaited. The Japan
ese fleet did not, it is said, go to Vlad
ivostok for the purpose of bombard
insr the town, but to locate and at
tack the Russian fleet stationed there.
It is understood here that when the
Japanese fleet arrived there on Sun
day last, it found the Russian squad
ron absent. It this is true, it gave
the JananeBe squadron advantage in
the way of avoiding battle close to the
inshore batteries, at the same time
putting it in a position to prevent the
Russian ships re-entering the harbor.
It is doubted that the Japanese with
drew their entire squadron unless the
location of the enemy had been dis
covered, as it meant surrendering the
advantage of being in a position be
tween the enemy and the enemy's
There is a strong possibility that
the Japanese found the Russian ships
In the vicinity of Possiet Bay, and
gave them battle there. The names
and numbers of ships in the Japanese
squadron have been kept secret, but
it was probably sufficiently strong to
divide into two divisions, the one to
guard Vladivostok, and the other to
cruise in search of the Russian ships.
The navy department expects to
receive dispatches tomorrow from
Gen San, where it has planned the
fleet would call after the operation in
volving an attack upon the Russian!
squadron had been concluded.
WAR COST NOT A DEAD LOSS.
Russia Figures That Most of the
Money Will Go to Her People.
Paris, March 9. A St. Petersburg
dispatch gives an Interview with M.
Kokovzev, to whom has been intrusted
the raising of funds required for the
conducting of the war.
"Even on the most unfavorable hy
pothesis," he says, "the vital forces of
the empire cannot be effected. The
expenditure must not be looked upon
from a European viewpoint, or com
pared, for example, with the South
African struggle. Would Russia have
to spend, for example, 380,000,000
francs for the purchase of horses out
side of her domains? Hardly. At the
maximum she will expend but 10,000,
000 francs, and this will be exclusive
ly expended in Russia. . The cost of
the transport of the troops, and sup-
piles, also, win De paid over 10 me
"In a general way, it can be stated
that the money expended from the na
tional treasury will not be the dead
loss that the cost of the Transvaal war
was to Great Britain. Most of it will ul
timately benefit the Russian mer
chants and manufacturers. It would
be a gross exaggeration to suppose
that the war will entail a gross ex
lienditure on Russia of one-quarter of
the total of the cost of the war in
South Africa to the British govern
SPLIT ON BILL.
Senators Fail to Agree on Land Re
Washington, March 10. Western
senators are hopeful that legislation
along the lines recommended in the
report of the Public Land Commis
sion, sent to congress yesterday, will
be enacted at the present session of
congress. The senate committee ex
pects to take up the commission s re
commendations at its meeting tomor
row, and an effort will be made to se
cure a report on a bill repealing tne
timber and stone act, providing for
the sale of government timber, and
carrying out the recommendations re
garding desert land and homestead
Unfortunately there Is a division of
the committee on party lines, the
democrats, with the exception of Du
bois, of Idaho, favoring the outright
repeal of the timber and stone home
stead commutation and desert land
sets, without the enactment of other
laws to take their place. Bard, of
California, and Dietrich, of Nebraska.
are now with the democrats. All
other republicans, except Nelson,
favor legislation similar to that re
commended by the commission. This
leaves the committee standing seven
members for absolute repeal, six sup
porting the commission's recommend
ation, with Nelson In doubt and Bur
Russia to Have Large Force.
Paris. March 10 The St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Figaro has
sent an interview with General Sak
haroff, minister of war. who, while re
fusing to give the number of men con
centrated in the Far East, said the
military authorities were well pleas
ed. There was no lack of troops, he
said, but the means of transportation
beyond Lake Baikal were inadequate,
and he was about to send 120 loco
motives and 2000 cars beyond the
lake In order to move the troops more
rapidly. General Sakfvroff declared
that the number of troops to go to
Manchuria had not yet been fixed.
Orders Given by Governor.
.Columbus. O.. March lu. Upon ur
eent representations from 'Mayor
Bowlus, of Springfield, O., that a race
war was Imminent, as a result of the
lynching of the negro Dixon. Gover
nor Herrlck tonight ordered eight
companies of state militia to that city
to preserve order. Adjutant-General
Crutchfleld at once arranged for the
mobilization of the troons. Governor
Herrlck's first order to Mayor Bowlus
was to Issue a proclamation ordering
the closing of all saloons.
Russia Tears Building Down.
St. Louis. March 10 The frame
work for the Russian National Pavil
ion nt the- World's Fair, wsg torn
down today on receipt of a cablegram
from St. Petersburg by Contractor
Lcoiipr. who has been in charge of
The cablegram was from
the department of the Interior, brief-
ly ordering such work as had not
been completed torn down.
CHANGE IS URGED
COMMISSION ASKS REPEAL OF TIM
BET AND STONE ACT.
Forests Should Be Sold at .Values Fixed
. by Appraisers Change Homestead
Law-Rkhards, Plnchott and Newell
Advecute Restriction of Commuta
Washington, March 9. The com
mission appointed by the President on
October 22, 1903, consisting of W. A.
Richards, commissioner of the gener
al land offlce; Gilford-Plnchot, chief
forester of the department of agri
culture, and F. H. Niwell, chief en
gineer of the reclamation service, to
make suggestions regarding revision
of the laws relating to public lands,
has made to the president a partial
report which was sent to congress to
day. It recommends the repal of the
timber and stone act, and the substl
tution of suitable provisions for sell
ing, after appraisal, the timber on
public lands that is needed in large or
small quantities for Industrial pur
poses. The committee also recommends
the repeal of the law permitting as
signment of entries unuer the desert
land law, and urges the importance of
a more careful administration of law
especially as to those provisions re
lating to obtaining an adequate per
manent water supply.
It advocates the restricting of the
commutation clause of the homestead
entry where such entries are located
within forest reserves or where the
land is chiefly valuable for timber. It
suggests the outlines for a law permit
ting homestead entries upon agricul
tural lands within forest reserves and
the survey and description of such ag
ricultural lands by metes and bounds
rather than by the regular system,
thus permitting the agricultural lands
to be selected along the valleys and
to embrace the good tillable land with
out taking in extensive tracts of side
The recommendation also is made
that when lands are restored to entry
after temporary segregation ample
time should be allowed homesteaders
to exercise their rights, giving them
the preference over persons who may
wish to select the land by the use of
scrip or other form of entry.
DAMAGED BY SHELL FIRE.
Japanese Maka Impression on Batter
ies at Port Arthur.
Niu Chwang, March 9. New arriv
als from Port Arthur confirm the ru
mors in circulation here last week that
the westerly batteries have been bad
ly damaged by the Japanese shell
fire. Desultory bombardments contin
ue, but there has been an absence of
concerted action on the part of the
Japanesse warships for a couple of
days. All of the civilian popuation has
been expelled from the town.
A heavily-laden train was derailed
near the town Saturday, but It Is not
known how much damage was done.
The wreck was caused by an obstruc
tion being placed cn the track by Jap
There has been no recent damage to
the Russian squadron at the hands of
Japanese, the cruiser Askold has been
lloated, and Expert Gilchrist now de
clares that he can save the battleship
Retvizan. The attempt to repair the
drydock so that it would accommodate
the battleship Czarevitch has been
abandoned, and she will remain In a
disabled condition until the close of
the war, or until she can be sent to
Vladivostok, where the drydock is
large enough to accommodate her.
Niu Chwang is now occupied by a
small detachment of Cossack cavalry.
AGAIN ALARM IN BALKANS.
Sultan Rejects Memorandum Present
ed by the Reform Powers.
Vienna, March 9. The optimistic
feeling regarding the situation in the
Balkans has again given way to pes
simism. The Sultan was reported to
have emphatically Tefused to ratify
the Natchovltch agreement, and his at
titude occasions much anxiety In the
Telegrams received here today de
clare further that the Sultan has re
jected the memorandum presented by
the reform powers as well as the de
mands for the gendarmie commission.
This commission is making slow pro
gress in its work. The two civil agents
are reported to have broken down un
der the strain.
Fare to St. Louis Fair.
Chicago, March 9. A committee of
the Transcontinental Passenger As
sociation today decided to recommend
to the general meeting of the asso
ciation the adoption of "circuit rates"
for the St. Louis Exposition from Pa
cific Coast points. Under this ar
rangement, the rate from the Coast to
St. Louis through Chicago will be $75,
$t!7.50 direct to St. Louis and $72.50
direct to Chicago through St. Louis.
The question of stopovers being al
lowed here was not settled. The com
mittee also decided to recommend the
adoption of homeseekers' rates.
Japanese Take Island.
Toklo, March 9. Japanese squad
ron took possession of Hai-Yang-Tao,
one of the Elliot group of Islands, on
February 29. They found only stores
of coal and signaling flags there, the
Russians having evacuated the island
on February 23. The Russians con
tinue to push southward along the
coast from Possiet Bay toward Song-
chmg. the correspondent continues.
and the Vladivostok squadron appar
ently is covering their communica
tion with Vladivostok.
Another Flood is Feared
Pittsburg, March 9. From present
Indications the Monongahela and AI
lfghany rivers will again bo at a flood
stage tomorrow morning. Business
men and residents in the low sections
are preparing for a 20-foot stage,
FLEET SHUT OUT.
Russian Ships Cannot Return to
London, March 9. The Japanese
legation here has received no official
information regarding the bombard
ment of Vladivostok. It is believed at
the legation, however, that the Jap
anese are now between the Russian
Cruiser squadron and Vladivostok,
and there Is reason to believe that the
Russian squadron is In the vicinity of
Russian official dispatches do not
mention this squadron, and this fact
lends color to the belief that the Jap
anese warships have shut It out of
Vladivostok. It Is pointed out at the
Legation that if this is true, the Rus
slan vessels are in a critical position,
sine they must run the gauntlet of
the Japanese squadron off Vladivos
tok or the Japanese squadron off Port
Arthur, before reaching' a Russlon
In a dispatch from St. Petersburg
a correspondent of the Standard gives
a rumor that the Czar has received a
telegram to the effect that the Japan
ese fleet bombarded Vladivostok all
day Monday. According to this rum
or only trivial damage was Inflicted to
the Russians, but one or two Japan
ese cruisers were sunk.
There Ib much curiosity here con
cerning the resisting power of Vlad
ivostok, which has been long regard
ed as the Gibraltar of the Far East.
Vladivostok is . known to be better
equipped as a naval base, and to have
greater docking and repairing re
sources than Port Arthur, but doubts
are expressed as to the character of
its defenses. Russia has been settled
there for 40 years, and it Is conse
quently considered prooable that the
lefenses and guns at this place are of
a somewhat obsolete character.
It is understood that during the
past few years all the available new
guns and war material which It was
possible to send over the single-line
Trans-Siberian railroad have been
used for the strengthening of Port
Arthur and points in Manchuria, leav
ing Vladivostok with old-type guns of
short range. It is reported that Vlad
ivostok Is ill-supplied with provisions
and necessaries. '
Dispatches from Tokio published
this mornjng speak of the sacrifices
being made by the Japanese nation.
According to the Daily Chronicle's
correspondent at Tokio, the Mikado
is abandoning all luxuries, the court
following his example, and all are go
ing to live abstemiously until the war
HOPE IS ON LAND.
Russia Considers That the War Has
St. Petersburg, March 8. Although
almost four weeks have elapsed since
the Japanese fleet first attacked Port
Arthur, here the war Is considered
hardly begun. Heavy land fighting,
upon which the fate of the campaign
depends, is not expected much before
the end of April. By this time Rus
sia will have in the field, exclusive of
the large army of men required to
guard the railroads, four army corps,
each with a cavalry division and an
artillery brigade. All that has hap
pened so far, or Is going to happen un
til these forces are in the field, is con
sidered, according to the Russian
view, to be nothing more than the
prologue to the real drama.
The crippling of the Port -Arthur
fleet was unfortunate in that It gave
the enemy the command of the sea at
the very outset. It is, however, of
relatively small importance from the
standpoint of the main strategy of the
war, whether Port Arthur stands or
falls. But as long as it holds out,
and the fleet Is harbored there, it will
constitute a potential menace which
will restrict and hamper Japan s op
erations, and the Russians are deter
mined to defend Port Arthur as horo
Ically as they did Sevastopol. No
large garrisons will be retained there;
10,000 men are as good as 100,000 for
defense, while the more men the
more mouths to feed. There are
enough provisions there now to last
for eight months. In addition, there
will be a division of Cossacks with
mountain batteries on the peninsula
to oppose landings and harass the
enemy if it succeeds in' investing the
Flood Peril Is Passed.
Harrisburg, Pa., March 9. The Ju
niata and Susquehanna rivers have
been falling all day and Weather Ob
server Demain said tonight that they
will continue to fall for 24 hours. The
gorges above and below Harrisburg
are still Intact and there has been no
movement in the Susquehanna river
since the break of yesterday and in the
gorge at High Spire. The conditions
in the flooded district show an im
provement over yesterday and unless
there is a sudden rise in the river, it is
thought the worst is over.
Franca Can Take No Offense.
Paris. March 9. It is not expected
that Japan's Intention to build the Se-
oul-Wlju railroad will cause any seri
ous clash with the owners of the early
French concessions. The original con
cesioa was granted to a French com
pany in 1896. A considerable portion
of the line has already been laid under
French auspices and it is understood
that Foreign Minister Delcasse has
sought to protect French interests
along the road, as he protected the
rights of the Panama Canal Company
Railroad May Sell Lands.
Washington. March 9. The senate
today passed Senator Foster's bill
suthorizing the Northern Pacific Rail
road Company to sell surplus lands
within Its right of way when it has
no use for the same, and confirming
sales of su'h lands heretofore made
by this company.
Many Men Coming From Middle
There is indication of a large Imml
gratlon to Oregon this spring from the
Middle Western States, of a nature
tnat win ue very important in the
development of the timber resources
of the sate. C. H. Stewart .of Albany,
one of a number of people interested
in timber claims, the applications for
wnicn were suspended because en
tered In the wrong district, has been
corresponding with the holders of sus
pended claims, with a view to con
certed action in the matter of getting
their applications reinstated.
A number of people in the Middle
Western States are included In the
list of holders of suspended applica
tions. These people have been com
municated with by Mr. Stewart, and
a great many of them have written
letters to the effect that they will be
here this spring to assist in looking
the matter up.
During the course of the corres
pondence letters have come from lum
bermen in Wisconsin, Michigan, Min
nesota, and the two Dakotas to the
effect that they will remove to Ore
gon to reside and invest their means
in timber and the necessary mills to
put it on the market. This will be
done both because of the great op
portunities offered in Oregon, and be
cause of the rigorous weather that
has prevailed in their home states
(itn-iug the present winter.
They are all substantial men who
have had experience in the lumber
business, and have been on the ground
in Oregon, and are conversant with
the conditions here. They will come
here seeking a new field for opera
tions, where there are abundant re
sources and a climate in which life
can be enjoyed and work continued
the year round.
LEGISLATURE WILL DECIDE.
Unpaid Indian War Claim Will Be
Presented to That Body.
Salem, Secretary of State Dun
bar has prepared a circular letter
which he is sending out to all Incilan
War veterans who have unpaid claims
against the State. He Informs them
that since the appropriation has been
exhausted he has no further authority
to audit claims or issue warrants, but
he will preserve the claims and pre
sent them to the next Legislature.
This is in accordance with a general
law prescribing the duties of the Sec
retary of State. The claims now In
the hands of the Secretary of State
amount to $35,227.06.
It Is understood that Adjutant-
General Gantenbein has received
claims amounting to $15,000 more.
Whether the remaining claims will be
raid rests entirely with the Legislat
ure. Articles of Incorporation Filed.
Salem. Articles of incorporation
were filed in the offlce of the Secre
tary of State last week as follows:
Farmers' Irrigating Company, Hood
Warrenton Grocery & Butcher Com
pany, Warrenton, $5000.
Stanfleld Irrigation Company, Echo,
$5000. Object to construct an irriga
tion system in Umatilla and Morrow
counties, taking water from Umatilla
river and Butter creek.
Abbett Tinning & Roofing Company,
Shipping Supply Company, Port
Lutke Manufacturing Company, of
flce furniture manufacturing, Port
Prasll & Co., Inc., Portland, liquors,
Campbell Transportation Company,
La Grande Mercantile Company. La
Maccabees' Building Association,
, Oklahomans at Independence.
Independence, Five families of Ok
lahomans arrived here from Californ
ia this week. They have found two
residences in which they have moved
until better accommodations can be
seemed. They are pleased with the
country, and state that they will lo
cate here. They state that they are
In communication with some 50 fami
lies in Oklahoma who are contemplat
ing coming West and will settle in
this state if they are satisfied, as the
cold winters in the East are driving
K. of P. at Pendleton.
The District Convention of the
Knights of Pythias was held last week
at Music Hall and was attended by
300 delegates and visiting Knights.
This district. No. 10, Is composed of
the following: Damon, No. 4, Pendle
ton: Pythian, No. 29, Athena; Steph
ens, No. 49, Weston: Pleiades, No.
74. Helix; Hercules, No. 71, Milton;
Tomax, No. 93, Adams.
Independence, Krebbs Bros., who
purchased the Henderson-Murphy
farm, have placed a large creV of men
on the place and state they will place
al of the available land Into hops. It
is thought that something over 500
acres will be so planted. They will
build a number of hophouses and
other buildings, and will use probably
nearly 1.000.000 feet of lumber in
Record of Second Oregon Volunteers.
Salem. The Slate Printer has fom-
pleted and delivered to Adjutant-
General Finzer the 1440 additional
copies of the official record of the
Second Oregon Volunteers. The Adjutant-General
will supply one copy of
the book to each member of the Sec
ond Oregon, free of charge.
Gain of 100 Pupils.
Pentdlfton, Secretary Hailey of
the Pendleton school district will file
his census with the county superin
tendent in a few days. It shows a
train of 100 pupils over last year, there
being this year 1616.
HERE IN OREGON
POWER FROM MORGAN LAKE.
La Grande May Soon Have Suburban
La Grande. Morgan Lake, situated
about two miles above La Grande, has
been thoroughly tested as to the
amount of power and water that can
be obtained from it. The power will
be used for different important things
for the benefit of La Grande and the"
community. More power will be used
for the electric light plant and to run
a motor line to Hot Lake and other
points in the county.
The engineer reported to the officials
of the electric light company that
their plan was entirely feasible and
practicable. The plans call for a frac
tion over two miles of pipe and the
power obtained through the pipe will
be equal to 500 horsepower. The res
ervoir when filled will contain water
sufficient to furnish this s:aount of
power for a period of one year, with
out receiving any additional supply.
In other words, when the lake is filled
it will contain enough water to sup
ply water for 500-horsepower. The
lake is situated 1100 feet above the
power station, which, according to the
plans of the engineer, will be located
near the site of the Old Town flouring
LAWS TO BE VOTED UPON.
Printed Pamphlets of Direct Primary
and Local Option Measures.
Salem. Secretary of State Dunbar
has received from the State Printer
the first copies of the pamphlets con
taining the full text of the direct pri
mary law and the local option law,
which will be voted upon by the people
on June ?.
Ninety thousand copies of each pam
phlet will be printed. The printer has
already turned out 30,000 copies of the
local option law, and 60,000 copies of
the direct primary law. The former
fliis 20 pages and the latter 52 pages.
In a few days the Secretary of State
will distribute these pamphlets to the
several counties In sufficient quanti
ties so that each voter may have one,
free of charge.
State Convention, Knights of the
Maccabees, Portland, March 22.
County Recorders and Auditors,
Portland, March 25.
Republican primaries, April 2.
Republican County Conventions.
Republican Convention. First Con
gressional District, Salem, April 13.
Republican Convention, Second
Congressioned District, Portland,
Republican State Convention, Port
land, April 14.
Democratic Convention, Multnomah
County, Portland, April 14.
Oregon Cattlemen's Association,
Portland, April 16.
Democratic State Convention, Port
land, April 19.
Dog Show, Portland, April 20-22.
University of Oregon-Pacific Uni
versity debate, Forest Grove, April 22.
Annual reunion, Department of Ore
gon, G. A. R., Hood River, June 1517.
Wneat Prospect is Flattering.
Pendleton, "I do not think I
have ever seen the wheat outlook so
good at this time of the year as it is
now between Pendleton and Athena,"
said Representative W. M. Blakely re
cently. Mr. Blakely, who Is ex
sheriff of Umatilla county, owns a fine
tract of wheat land at Eastland. "The
grain is very strongly rooted, and in
this respect has a splendid start. The
acreage on the reservation and around
Adams, Athena and Helix is about ail
in, though the good conditions may In
duce a few farmers to sow more."
WTieat Walla Walla, 77c; blue
stem, 81c; Valley, 82c.
Barley Feed, $21f?22 per ton;
brewing, $22; rolled, $2425.
Flour Valley, $3.903.95 per bar
rel; hard wheat straight, $44.20;
clears, $3.854; hard wheat patents,
$14.20; clears, $3.854; hard wheat
patents, $4.404.60; graham, $3.50
3.90; whole wheat, $3.65 4.05 ; ry
Oats No. 1 white, $1.17H1.20;
gray, $1.101.15 per cental.
Millstuffs Bran, $18(frl9 per ton;
middlings, $24.5026; short. $19020;
chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy, $15(fil7 per ton;
clover, $11 12; grain, $12fi'13; cheat,
Vegetables Turnips, 80c per sack;
carrots, 80c; beets, $1; parsnips, $1;
cabbage, 2c; red cabbage, 2c; let
tuce, head, 2540c per dozen; hot
house, $2 per box; parsley, per dozen,
25c; tomatofs, $1.50(51.75 per crate;
cauliflower, 75c(g$l per dozen; celery,
65 80c per dozen; squash, lV4c per
pound; cucumbers, $1.75(?i2.25 per
.dozen: onions, yellow Danvers, $2
2.25 per sack, growers' price.
Honey $3 a 3.50 per case.
Potatoes Fancy. 90c(fi$l. per cent
al; common, 60c?fR0e, growers'
price; sweets, 2Vfcc in sacks; 2c
Fruits Apples, fancy. Baldwins and
Ppitzenbergs, $1.50(2.25 per box;
choice, $l(fn.50; cooking, 75c.
Butter Swpft cream butter. 30c
per pound; fancy creamery, 27H
30c; choice creamery, 25c; dairy and
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 28Hc;
sour cream, 26'c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 12H0
13c per pound; springs, small 15
le; hens, 13(B13iie; turkeys, live,
15016c per pound: dressed. 1820c;
ducks. $S(rj9 per dozen; geese, live,
8c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 13614c;
Voting America, 15c.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 17 18c.
Hepf Dressed. 56 7c per pound.
Mutton Dressed. 6fi 7Hr; lambs, 8c
Veal Dressed. 6HQ9c.
Pork Dressed, 7 He
Hops Choice, 25626c per pound;
prime. 248 25c.
Wool Valley. 17fl 18c: Eastern Ore
gon, 125 15c; vhohair, 323jc.