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"ITS A COLD DAY WHEN WE QET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCII 24, 1904.
HCOD RIVER GLACIER
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HOOD RIVER. OREGON
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
Comprehensive Review ol the Import,
nt Happenings ol the Paat Week,
Presented la Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
The isthmian canal commission has
begun its preliminary work.
The house hag turned down the
amendment to give Bristow less power.
The Japanese advance toward Pint;
xang is more rapid tban the Russians
The trial of Senator Burton, of Kan
sas, on the chaige of selling his influ
ence, is begun.
Japan believes foreign advisers to
Corea are giving Russia information
and recommends their removal.
The military funeral of the Duke of
Cambridge was the most impressive
since the Duke of Wellington died.
Governor Peabody declares Telluride
county, Colo., to be in a state of insur
rection and has ordered out troops.
E. E. Calvin is said to be slated for
president of the O. R. & N. and A. L.
Mobler is to get a high position with
the Union Pacific.
The Northern Securities company has
sent out a circular saying the directors
have decided to distribute the stock
and gives future plans.
The report that Port Arthur had fall
en into the hands of the Japs was un
founded. Three attacks were made but
each time the enemy was repulsed.
The second trial of Mrs. Bo t kin has
opened in San Francisco.
Bristow declares that he did not
regard Beavers as an honest man.
Baron De Rosen, ex-minister of Jap
an, declares that the cabinet was
dragged into the war.
The house committee has decided to
recommend that Federal Judge Swayne,
of Florida, be ousted.
The British house of commons had a
warm debate over the admission of
Chinese into the Transvaal, but vote of
censure was defeated.
Henry Norman, a member of the
British parliament, declares that the
conbtral of China is the real issue of
the Japanese Russian war.
An amendment has been attached to
the Indian appropriation bill to pay
the Klamath Indians (537,007, in set
tlement of their claims againat the gov
The senate committee on Indian
affairs, in reporting the Indian appro
priation bill, cut on the provision lor
increasing the capacity of the Chema
wa school. This reduces the appropria
tion for that s.hool (8,000.
An immense steel plant will be erect
ed at San Diego, California.
Andrew Carnegie has given another
$5,000,000 for educational purposes.
America has asked Russia to treat
kindly Japanese noncombatants in Si
breia. Germany will'support Russia in pro
testing against the concentration of
Republicans of the Tenth congress
ional district, Georgia, have nominated
a negro for congress.
C. H. Markham, formerly of Port
land, is to be made manager of the
Southern Pacific railroad.
Captain Piper, of New York, on in-
vestiagtion, declares Chicago police to
be a disgrace to the city.
Rear Admiral Walker tells the bouse
riommittee that actual work on the
Panama canal will be begun about
Chairman Tawney, of the house com
mittee on expositions, still contends
that the government appropriation for
the 1905 fair must be expended by
Sully, the great cotton king, has been
forced to suspend.
Japan promises America to protcet
fully all foreiners at Fusan.
The senate has confirmed the nomin
ation of Wood to be major general.
Bombardments of Port Arthur have
not changed the general aspect of the
Russian troops have been oidered to
reat Coreans instead of fighting them
Chief Pinchot nrggea the house com
mittee to provide foi a forestry exhibit
at the 1905 fair.
Hearst has asked the house to ap
point a committee to investisgte the
workings of the trusts.
Booker Washington dec.area encour
agement of negroes to be taxpayers is
the salvation fo the race.
The Russian fleet has returned to
Port Arthur, being nnsole to locate the
The house will require the postmaster
general to make known regulations be
fore he can make appropriations lor
handling "rfbusual business."
Britain and France have settled long
standing dispute over Newfoundland
Japan is landing a third force in
Corea, which will join the army at
Bristow exonerates congressmen from
wrongdoing in securing increases in
poetal clerk hire.
JAPS DRIVEN OFF.
Admiral Togo's Entire Fleet Bombards
St. Petersburg, March 24. Another
attack by the Japanese fleet on Port
Arthur, beginning with operations by
torpedo boats and ending with a bora
bardment by battleships and cruisers,
took place after midnight Monday.
The emperor received the first mes
sage regarding the attack late this af
ternoon. but nothing was allowed to
reach the public until 10 o'clock.
All information which bat; reached
St. Petersburg shows that the defend
ers of Port Arthur had taken seriously
to heart the coup of the Japanese tor
pedo boats at the beginning of the war,
and were now maintaining a sharp
The Japanese torpedo boats were
twice discovered sneaking toward the.
harbor entrance under cover of dark
ness, but both times they were detected
far out at sea, and were driven off by
the hot fire opened on them. The
breaking of day necsesarily prevented
further torpedo boat operations, but
Admiral Togo brought his battleships
and cruisers up. The division of his
fleet was for the purpose of making a
cross fire upon the harbor in the hope
of destroying the town and of damag
ing the Russian ships lying in the
basin, or at least demoralizing the per
sonnel of the defending force. When
the first official dispatches were re
reived the belief gained ground that
Vice Admiral Makaroff had put to sea
and that a naval fight had taken place.
Later advices established the fact that
the admiral had simply gone with the
undamaged portion of bis fleet to the
outer roads, where he could more effec
tively support the batteries, and at the
same time take advantage of any weak
ness which might develop in the ene
my s attack.
AID TO '05 FAIR.
House Committee Decides oa
Appropriation of $475,000.
Washington, March 24. A substi
tute for the senate Lewis and Clark
bill, carrying an aggregate appropria
tion ol 475,000, was today ordered re
ported by the house committee on ex
positions, the vote being unanimous.
The provisions of the bill are (200,
000 for a government exhibit, includ
ing forestry and irrigation exhibits;
(250,000 for government buildings,
which will include in addition to the
regular government exhibit, the Philip
pine, Alaska, Hawaiian and Oriental
exhibits, and (25,000 for the Alaskan
The bill provides that the plans for
the government' buildings shall be pre
pared by the supervising architeet of
the treasury and the buildings erected
under contract. The cost of preparing
the grounds and lighting is included in
the appropriation for buildings, and
authority is granted for the coinage of
250,000 gold dollars to be used as souv
eniis. Chairman Tawney, of Minnesota.
who has the bill in charge, will report
it, and no reference will be made to
The senate will refuse to accept this
substitute bill after it is passed by the
house, and this will cause it to be sent
to conference. As all the conferees
Senators Burnham, Hansbrough and
Daniel, and Representatives Tawney,
Shei man and Bartlett are Btrongly in
favor of the Lewis and Clark expo
sition, there is good reason to believe
they will increase the appropriation to
the (750,000 asked for.
War Funds are Assured.
Tokio, March 24. The Diet has
adopted resolutions thanking the navy
in the name of the nation for the sev
eral successes that have resulted since
the beginning of the war. It is an
nounced by the leaders of both political
parties that they are in complete ac
cord with the program for raising the
revenue needed for the conduct of the
war. The compromise whereby the
tax on land has been reduced and that
proposed on salt and silk stuffs is elim
inated from the bill has disarmed the
opposition, and the revenue bill will
likely be passed without a dissenting
vote. ' The total amount affected by
the changes is about (5,000,000. It is
said that the bill as finally passed will
provide that the increased tax shall be
levied for one year, and not five, as
was at first supposed.
Yankee Defies China.
San Francisco, March 24. Officers
of the steamer Coptic, just arrived,
saw the Russian gunboat Mandjur ly
ing in the river at Shanghai, and re
port that her commander is a Captain
Carter, born in the United States, but
a Russian by naturalization. When
ordered to leave Chinese waters, Cap
tain Carter emphatically refused, and
invited somebody to make him move.
At last accounts he was still at Shang
hai with his gunboat. A Japanese
gunboat and a cruiser flying the same
flag passed out of the river.
Russia to Seize Battleships
Paris, March 24. The Echo de
Paris correspondent at St. Petersburg
says it is rumored in naval circles
there that Captain Reitzenstein's Vlad
ivostok squadron has been ordered to
overtake at a certain point in the Pa
cific the battlship and two cruieers
bought from Chile by Japan and return
with them to Vladivostok. The Rus
sian general staff, estimates that the
number of Japanese troops landed in
Corea does not exceed 75,000. "
Catalans Prepare for Siege.
St. Petersburg, March 24. The Rus
sians are continuing preparations for a
prospective siege of Port Aitbur by
rushing large quantities of supplies to
PORT ARTHUR SAID TO HAVE FALL
EN INTO JAPS HANDS.
Engagement by Land and Sea Forces
Said to Have Lasted Two Days
Land Forces Were Victorious Rus
sians Reported to Have Been Routed
In Interior With Heavy Loss.
lOKio, Aiarcn Zi.ine newspapers
here publish extra editions which con
tain a report that Fort Arthur has
They state tha a com Dined land and
sea attack began 't. Saturday, was con
tinued throughout the day and night
The attack was renewed Monday
morning and the fortress was taken
J. here la no confirmation from govern
ment sources of the newspaper reports
A Japanese victory is declared to
have resulted from a sharp encounter
with the Russians at Chyong Syong.
The Russian losses in killd, wounded
and prisoners are said to be 600.
COLLIDE WITH TH8 RUSSIANS.
Japanese Cross Tstung Pass,
Kllea From Halcheng.
London, March 23. The Daily
Chronicle's Shanghai correspondent
hears from Jwu Chwang that the Jap
anese crossed Tatung pass, 40 miles
from Haicheng, and that collisions
with the Russians occurred.
Reports from Seoul and Tokio are to
the effect that Marquis I to has arranged
to lend 5,000,000 yen ((2,500,000) to
Corea on easy terms.
According to the Standard's Tien Tsin
correspondt-nt, China is appealing to
the powers for an extension of a year
in the payment of the indemnity grow
ing out of the Boxer troubles.
The correspondent at Tien Tsin of
the Daily Mail reports that Kataoa, a
Japanese merchant and Russian spy,
has been assassinaated by being buried
alive, but that the Japanese authorities
disavow any knowledge of the assassin
RAMMED IN FOO.
Hole Torn In a British Troopship In
Southampton, March 23. The Amer
ican line steamship New York, Cap
tain Young, from New York March 15,
for Plymouth, via Cherbourg and
Southampton, met wtih two mishaps
today, grounding off Cape La Hague,
France, in the early morning, and lat
er coming in collision in the English
channel witli the Peninsula & Oriental
steamship Assaye, under contract to
the British government and used as a
troopship, bound for Bombay with 500
troops on board .
There was great excitement on both
vessels. The boats of the Assave were
lowered and the troops were mustered,
but the bulkhead of the troopship
saved her and the vessel was able to
enter Southampton, and the New York
was docked at 6 :30 for temporary re
pairs. Nobody was injured.
RUSSIA EXPECTED AS MUCH.
Abandonment ol Anju by Her Outposts
St. Petersburg, March 23. General
Zhilinsy's official confirmation of the
reports that the Russian outposts aban
doned Anju on the approach of the Jap
anese in force, causes no sm prise here,
as such action is in perfect accord with
the Russian plan of campaign. The
Russian skirmishing and advanced out
posts, thrown forward solely. for the
purpose of harassing and worrying the
Japanese outposts, fell back as the
main bedy of the enemy moved forward
until the strong positions at the xalu
river .are reached. The 50 miles of
country between Anju and the Yalu are
very difficult for the movement of a
large force. There may be some live
ly skirmishing as the Japanese ad
vance progresses, but the Russians are
resolved to avoid a decisive engagement
until certain of victory.
Is Military Precaution.
Paris, March 23. The Russian order
stopping entry into Kin Chwang with
out permit is understood in official
quarters here to be a military precau
tion due to the uncertainty as to which
of five places the Japanese will choose
will choose for their first extensive
land operations. The five points are
the Yalu river, Niu Chwang, Port Ar
thur, Vladivostok and Pigeon bay.
The Russians being unable to determine
where Japan will make her main at
tack are making preparations and tak
ing precautions at all five points.
No Battle on the Yalu.
St. Petersburg, March 23. Beyond
the movement of troops to the Far East,
which is progressing satisfactorily, and
in accordance with Russian plans, the
advices indicate little change in the
situation. No official telegrams an
nouncing collisions with the enemy
hsd been received up to noon. The
government had do information to sub
stantiate the reported rapture of 1,800
Japanese north of the Yalu river, and
Midshipmen From Washington.
Washington, March 23. The follow
ing midshipmen have been appointed
to the Annapolis naval academy, from
Washington: m Guy H. Calhoun, of
Seattle, by Representative Humphrey;
Ralph Hover, of Hoqniam, by Repre
sentative Jones; and James U. McCooi,
of Walla Walla, by Representative
DEPENDS ON FIRST LAND BATTLE.
Russia Believes That It WIU Decide
Whether China Remains Neutral
St. Petersburg, March 23. In gov
ernment circles there exists a strong
belief that the question as to whether
China will observe her neutrality will
depend largely upon the result of the
first heavy land fighting. A big vict
ory by the Russian army, it is believed,
will insure the acquiescence of the Ce
lestial empire, but there are grave tears
as to what might happen in the event
of a signal Japanese success in the early
stages of the land operations. For the
time being the situation appears to be
satisfactory, and it is certainly much
better than it was three weeks ago
TheFekm government has reiterated
its professions regarding neutrality to
Paul Lessar, the Russian minister, and
has given him fair assuranes in answer
to his questions regarding the move
ment of Chinese troops north of the
great wall. The natives manifest a
friendlier disposition than they did at.
the beginning of the war, but the Rus
sians know the Oriental character as no
other Europeans do. They know how
deep seated is the hatred for foreigners
in China, and that the only prestiue of
the Russians is their strong arm.
The recent naval success of the Jap
anese has not greatly impressed the
Chinese, but if the Russians should
sustain a really disastrous defeat on
land the Chinese might suddenly be
aroused, with the connivance or even
the consent of Japan, against Russia,
and perhaps against all foreigners.
Russia's present plans are based on the
appreciation of the supreme importance
of the first land battle, and no fighting
on a large scale will take place, if it
possibly can be avoided, until the Rus
sians feel morally certain that they can
aeai tne enemy a crushing blow.
WIND LIFTS ROOP.
Tornado Wrecks Fifty Bulldlnzs
Higginsville, Mo., March 23. Fiftv
buildings are partly wrecked, one man
is mortally injured and several others
hurt, the town is in darkness, and the
streets strewn with debris as the result
of a tornado and hailstorm, which
struck this place late this afternoon.
The hail on the streets was a foot deep
wiium nve minutes after the storm
came, and some of the hailstones were
very large. Downs of trees in the
town were blown down and several
horses were killed in the street. '
The storm came without warnine.
The wind and hail came first and were
followed by a terrific downpour of rain
which flooded nearly everv cellar in the
town. The storm came from the west.
It kept within a narrow path, at ltast
the tornado portion, only about two
blocks of the business portion of the
town being damaged.
Two other towns in this section were
in the path of the storm, and both have
populations of from 500 to 600. Ac
cording to meagre reports that are re
ceived here tonight several houses in
both places have been wrecked, but the
exact extent of the damage is not
A grocery store in the business part
of this place was wrecked by the storm.
John Dolphen, a clerk, was martallv
More than 60 houses were unroofed.
ICON TO SHED SHOTS.
Relic Sent to Russian Torpedo
St. Petersburg, March 23. Vice
Admiral Makaroff has reported the mi
raculous escape of four sailors from the
torpedo boat destroyer Stereguschtchi,
which foundered during the naval bat
tle on Fort Arthur March 9. The men
escaped by swimming when the boat
sank and succeeded in keeping afloat
until picked np.
The metropolitan archbishop of St.
Petersbrg has sent an icon to the tor
pedo boat Doehitelny, which in the
conflict of March 9 managed to elude
the Japanese fire This icon, it is be
lieved, will safeguard the boat from
Prince Abemlik Lazareff, a descend
ant of the Armenian kings, is giving a
series of fetes for the benefit of the Red
Cross society at his historic mansion.
8ociety leaders are figuerina in the
dansea at the fetes.
One Thousand Soldiers a Day.
Hatbin, March 23. Only S3 mili
tary trains lisve reached here since war
was declared and not less than half of
these brought ammunition and provi
sions. Of the 20,000 troops landed
here during the last four days, 4,000
have been sent to Port Arthur, Niu
Chwang and Mukden, while 2,000 have
been sent to Vladivostok. Of the rest,
the greater part are on sick leave, hav
ing arrived in a wretched condition.
It is stated by the commanding officer
that hereafter the men will arrive at
the rate of s thousand day. r
Filipinos Are Oood Politicians.
Washington, March 23. Secretary
Taft has received a mail report from
Governor Wrigh. concerning the recent
gubernatorial elections. Elections
were held in 32 provinces. Governor
Wright said that the elections had
passed off quietly, and that greai inter
est was manifested in the results. He
added that the Filipinos showed them-
selves adepts in political methods, and
in some respects better than the people
of the United States.
Range Fire Burns Buddings.
Hemingford, Neb. March 23. Disss-
trous prairie fires have swept the
range country. One strip burned is six
by 12 miles, another more than 20,
miles long, and is still burning
Ranch sheds, bams, groves on timber
claims and property along the railroad
has been destroyed. Several narrow
scapes are reported from the ranches,
FLAW IN EXEMPTION LAW.
Use of a Semi-Colon Leaves Meaning of
Phrase In Doubt.
Salem One more flaw has been
found in the tax exemption act passed
by the legislature at its special session.
While there is no uncertainty as to the
intent of the framer of the bill, the
punctuation leaves opportunity for
question whether there is any limit to
the value of household goods that mny
be claimed as exempt. The doubt
arises from the use of the semi-colon
instead of a comma.
Representative Shelley, of Lane
county, father of the bill, was com
municated with in regard to it. and re
plied that i.t was his intention that the
limitation on the exemption should ap
ply to all the items of property enum
erated. In other words, that the (300
exemption might be made up from any
or an the items mentioned. The ques
tion is whether this intention can be
ascertained from the language used.
Subdivision 8, of the act of the spec
ial session of 1903, provides that the
following property shall be exempt
from taxation :
"The following property, if owned
by a householder and in actual use, or
kept for use, by and Jor his or her fam
ily; household goods, furniture and
utensils; two cows ten sheep, five swine
and the tools, implements, apparatus,
team, vehicle, harness or library neces
sary to enable any person to carry on
his trade, occupation or profession by
which suth person earns his or her liv
ing to the amount of three hundred
((300) dollars, the articles to be select
ed by such householder; provided,
however, that when the assessed valua
tion of the personal property above
enumerated shall amount to less tban
three hundred ((300) dollars, then
only such amount as the total of such
propertty heroin cnumreated shall be
exempt from taxation."
The supreme court of this" state has
several times decided that punctuation
marks are not controlling in construing
an act for the purpose of ascertaining
its meaning. In the port of Portland
case, decided last July, the supreme
court changed the location of punctua
tion marks in order to arrive at the
meaning of the legislature. But in
that case the court found that the
meaning was otherwise clear. It is not
certain that the language, of the exemp
tion act shows that the punctuation
NO DEMAND FOR PRUNES.
Eastern Market Has Been Supplied at
Very Low Figure.
Salem "The prune situation in the
East didn't look good to me," said
Bruce Cunningham upon his return
from a recent trip to Iowa. Mr. Cunn
ingham is a well-known prune grower
of the Liberty neighborhood. After
waiting all winter for an opportunity
to sell his crop at what he considered a
fair price, he took a carload of fruit
back to Iowa to sell it there himself.
"The prune market doesn't look good
and I don't see any reason to believe
that it will improve any this season,
he continued in answer to inquiries.
"The fact is that the trade is already
supplied. Everywhere I went I found
that dealers have all the prunes they
want and most of it was bought at
pretty low prices. I fouad a jobber
supplied with Oregon prunes that he
bought from an Oregon firm at 4
cents in 25 pound boxes. These prunes
he will sell to the retail dealer at b
to 6 cents and the letailers will sell
them to consumers at 8j cents, or
three pounds for a quarter.
How did the jobber get them so
cheap? That beats me; but he had
them, and others bought at the same
figure. I learned that early in the sea
son as long as last July, jobbers were
selling Oregon and California prunes.
Dealers bought early and when they
had all they wanted they stopped buy
ing. That is the condition that exists
the market has been supplied and no
more are wanted. It looks to me as
though we will have a considerable
quantity of carry over stock to sel) in
competition with 1904 piunes."
Sheep Losing Their Fleece.
Echo Sheep shearing is now in full
swing in the Echo country, and almost
every ablebodied man in the neighbor
hood is making arrangements to join
some crew and go to clipping wool.
The price as established here for shear
ing is 8 cents where the crew board
themselves and 7 cents with board.
The latter arrangement prevails here
this year. As this is a forward spring
in the Umatilla valley, sheep shearing
will have to be rushed to get it out of
the way before haying begins, which is
Not Much Illegal fishing.
Astoria So far as cad be ascertained
there is very little if any illesral fishini
being done on the Columbia at the
present time, ana tne ciosea season is
being observed more closely than for
several years. Deputy Fish Commis
sioner Burton, of Washington, with
Deputy F. B. Lippincott, of the Pnget
sound district, are patrolling the river,
but the Oregon officers are not out,
although they are watching the shore
to see that no fish are delivered.
Sowing Beet Seed at Echo.
Echo A large lot, of sugar beet seed
has been received here and planters sre
busily engaged in preparing the ground.
HERE IN OREGON
BBTTEK LUMBER RATE WANTED.
Cottage Orove Citizens Inaugurate Move
ment Affecting Southern.
Cottage Grove A meeting of the
business men of this place was held at
the city hall last week for the purpose
of discussing and effecting an organiza
tion with the object of trying to obtain
a better lumber freight rate from the
Southern Pacific. The rate as it now
is is demoralizing the lumber industry
in this valley and if a better rate can
not be obtained many of the mills will
be forced out of business.
A committee was appointed to diaft
some line of procedure and after much
discussion the meeting adjourned to
meet again Tuesday night. If the rec
ommendations of the committee will be
adopted all Western Oregon will be
drawn into the matter in question.
Far-Reacbing Irrigation Rules.
Salem The proposed irrigation rules
which were recently sudbmitted to the
state land board for approval are de
signed to apply to all the irrigation
projects in the Deschutes country.
The rules were proposed by both the
Deschutes irriagtion and power com
pany and the Three Sisters irrigation
cmopany. The former company has
absorbed the Pilot Butte development
company and the Oregon irrigation
company and acquired other interest
giving it control of some 200,000 acres
of arid land. The Three Sisters com
pany has a tract of 27,000 acres.
Orand Ronde Fruit Outlook.
La Grande Judd Geer, horticulturist
commissioner for the Eastern Oregon
district, states that the fruit prospects
for this district are excellent for all va
rieties, and that the weather conditions
have been very favorable for fruit.
Budding has been kept back to an ex
tent on account of the cool weather,
and the trees are considered beyond the
danger line as far as frost or freezing is
concerned. Mr. Geer looks forward to
one of the most productive seasons in
the fruit line that this valley has ever
Favorable Report on Rural Routs.
Oregon City E. C. Clement, special
inspector for the government for rural
free delivery mail routes, has inspected
and favorably reported on a third route
to be operated from the Oregon City
postoffice. The route was inspected
after a largely signed petition having
been forwarded to the government au
thorities asking that the route be estab
lished. The new route will dispense
with Beaver Creek, Scheubel, Cams
and Needy postoffices.
Resigns From Fair Board.
Salem G. A. Westgate, of Albany,
has tendered to the governor his resig
nation as a member of the state fair
board. No reason was given for the
resignation. The resignation of West
gate makes the fourth change in the
personnel of the board in the last few
months, and but one experienced mem
Cattle Sold for Nome.
Echo R. N. Stanfield has sold to
Mr. Cox, agent for the Pacific (old stor
age company, of Tacoma, four carloads
of his heaviest beef steers. These cat
tle will remain here until April 16 and
are destined for Nome.
Wheat Walla Walla, 75c; bluestem,
80c; valley, 81c.
Barley Feed, (21(322 per ton; brew
ing, (22.50; rolled, (2425.
Flour Valley, (3.903.95 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, (4(34.20;
clears, (3.8534; hard wheat patents,
(4.404.60; graham, (3.60(33.90; rye
Oats No 1 white, (1.151.20;gray,
(1.101.15 per cental.
Millstuffs Bran, (1819 per ton;
middlings, (24.6026; shorts, (19(9
20; chop, (18; linseed, dairy food, (19.
Hay Timothy. (15lfl per ton;
clover, (10(811; grain, (U12; cheat,
Vegetables Turnips, 80c per sack;
carrots, 80c; beets, (1; parsnips, (1;
cabbage, l2c; lettuce, head, 25(3
40c per doz; parsley, 25c; tomatoes,
(1.60(31.75 per crate; cauliflower, 75c
(lperdoz; celery, 65(3 80c; squash,
2c per lb; cucumbers, (1.75?2.25 per
doz; asparagus, 12sc; peas, 9c per lb;
beans, 10c; onions, Yellow Danvers,
(232.50 per sack.
Honey (33.50 per case.
Potatoes Fancy, 90c(?(l per cental;
common, 60 80c; new potatoes, Zc
per lb; sweets, 5c per lb.
Fruits Apples, fancy, Baldwins and
8pitzen bergs, (1.50(32.25 per box;
choice, (H31.60; cooking, 75c.
Eggs Oregon ranch, lrjc.
Butter Sweet cream butter, 30c per
lb; fancy creamery, 25(?27c; choice
creamery, 23(3 24c; dairy and store,
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 28c;
sour cream, 26sc.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 12($
13c per pound; springs, small, 1617e;
hens, 1314e; turkeys, live, 15816c;
dressed, 18(3 20c; geese, live. 8c;
ducks, (8(39 per dos.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12(3 13c ;
Young America, 14(3 15c.
Beef Dressed, 6(37c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 6 7c; lambs', 8c.
Veal Dressed, 7(3 Sc.
Pork Dressed, 7(3 7Sc.
Hops Choice, 25c per pound
Wool Valley, 178 18c; Eastern
Oregon, 123l5c; mohair, 32835c,