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CHATTER V. (Continued.)
As on tbe preceding- nlsht. ea.cn man
took his hour's watch on the cppel
plateau. When It cam to Aitamont's
torn, and he had rone out to relieve
Bell. Hatteras called hla old compan
ions round him. The doctor left his
desk and Johnson his eooklns. and
hastened to their captain's aide.
"Mr friends." he said, "let us take
advantage of the American's absence
to talk buslnesa There are things
which cannot concern him, and with
which I do not choose him to meddle."
Johnson and Clawbonny looked at
each other, wondering what the cap
tain was driving at.
"1 wish." he continued, "to talk with
you about our plans for the future."
"All right; talk away, while we are
alone," said the doctor.
In a month, or six weks at the out
side, we can leave here. Have you
thought of what we had better dn this
summer?"
"Have you, captain?" asked John
son. "Have I? Not an hour of my life
passes without revolving In my mind
erne cherished purpose. I suppose not
a man among you Intends to retrace
his steps?"
No one replied, and Hatteras went
on to say:
Tor my own part, even If I must
ro alone. I will push on to the north
pole. Never were men so near It be
fore, for we are not more than 10
miles distant at most; and I will not
lose such an opportunity without mak
ing every attempt to reach It. Even
though It be Impossible. What are
your visas, doctor?"
"Tour own. Hatteras."
"And yours. Johnson?"
"Like the doctofa"
"And your" Bel:?"
"Captain," replied the carpenter, "It
Is true we have neither wives nor chil
dren waiting us in England, but. after
all. it la one's country one's native
land! Have you no thoughts of re
turning home?"
"We can return after we have dis
covered the pole quite as well ss be
fore, better even. Our difficulties will
not Increase, for as we near the pole
we get away from the point of greatest
cold. We have fuel and provisions
enough. There Is nothing to stop us,
and we should be culpable. In my opin
ion. If we allowed ourselves to aban
don the project"
"Ve!"T well, captain; Til go along
with you."
That's right; I never doubted you."
said Hatteras. "We shall succeed, and
England will have all the glory."
"But there Is an American among
us!" said Johnson.
Hatteras could not repress an Im
patient exclamation.
know It!" be said, sternly.
"We can't leave him behind." added
the doctor.
So, we can't" repeated Hatteras.
almost mechanically.
"And he will be sure to go, too."
"He will be sure to go, too; but who
will command?"
"Tou. captain."
"And If you all obey my orders, will
the Yankee refuse?"
1 shouldn't think so; but suppose
be should, what then?"
"He and I must fight H out"
The three Englishmen looked at
Hatteras. but said nothing. Then the
doctor asked how they were to go.
ay the coast as far as possible,"
was the reply.
CHAPTER VI
"But what If we find open water, as
Is likely enough?"
"Well, we'll go across It"
"But we have no boat"
Hatteras did not answer, and looked
embarrassed.
"Perhaps." susreated Roll i-t,.
... 111.
make s ship out of some of the planks
vi me m orpoise.
"Never!" exclaimed Hatteras. vehe
mently. "Never!" said Johnson.
The doctor shook his head. He un
derstood the feeling of the captain.
"Never!" reiterated Hatteras. "A
boat made out of an American ship
would be an Americas!"
"But captain began Johnson.
The doctor made a sign to the old
boatswain cot to press the subject fur
tl.er.
This ended the day. and the night
passed without disturbance. The bears
had evidently disappeared.
The first business next day was to
arrange for a hunt It was settled
that AJtamoct BeD. and Hatteras
should form the party. Clawbonny
should go and explore as far as Isle
Johnson, and make some hydrographlc
notes, and Johnson should remain be
hind to keep house.
At I o'clock they started, accompa
nied by Duke, who frisked and gam
boled with delight They had been
bone about an hour when Johnson
suddenly heard the report of a gun.
"Capital!" be exclaimed. The
have found something, and pretty
ulck. too."
A second and a third shot followed.
"Bravo!" again exclaimed the boat
swain; "they have fallen In luck's
way!"
But when three more shots cams In
rapid succession, the old man turned
pale, and a thought crossed his mind
which made him rush out and climb
nastily at the top of the con.
He shuddered at tbe sight which met
his eyes.
The three hunters, followed by Duke,
were tearing home at full speed, fol
lowed by the five huge bears! Their
six bullets had evidently had no ef
fect The monsters were close on their
heels.
Hatteras, who brought up the rear,
eould only manage to keep off his pur
suers by flinging down on article
after another1 first his cap, then his
batcbet and. finally, his gun. Ho knew
that the Inquisitive bears would etoo
and examine every object sniffing all
round It and this gave him a little
time, otherwise he could not have es
caped, for these animals outstrip the
fleetest horse, and one monster was
so near that Hatteras had to brandish
his knife vigorously, to ward off a tre
mendous blow from his paw.
At last though panting and out of
breath, the three men reached Johnson
safely, and slid down the rock with
him Into the snow house. The bears
stopped short on the upper plateau,
and Hatteras and his companions lost
no time In barring and barricading
them out
"Here we are at last!" exclaimed
Hatteras, "we can defend ourselves
better now. It is five against flva"
Tour!" said Johnson, in a fright
ened voice.
"Hor
The doctor!" replied Johnson,
pointing to the empty sitting room.
"Well, he la In Isle Johnson."
"A bad Job for him." said Bell.
"But we cent leave him to his fate.
In this fashion." said Altamont
"No, let us be off to him at once,"
replied Hatteras.
He opened the door, but soon shut
It narrowly escaping a bear's hug.
They are there!" he exclaimed,
"All?" asked BelL
The whole pack."
Altamont rushed to the windows,
and began to fill up the deep embra
sure with blocks of Ice, which he broke
off the walls of the house.
His companions followed his exam
ple silently. Not a sound was heard
but the low, deep growl of Duke.
They were besieged.
AD were worried about the good
aoctor.
"We must get rid of the boars before
he comes." said Hatteraa.
"But how?" asked BelL
It was difficult to reply to thla A
sortie was out of the question. They
could hear the bears prowling about
outside, growling and scraping the
walls with their enormous paws.
However, action must be taken
speedily. Altamont resolved to try a
porthole through which he might Are
on his assailanta He scooped out a
hole In the wall, but his gun was hard
ly pushed through when It was seised
with Irresistible force and wrested
from his grasp before he could even
fire.
-Confound It!" he exclaimed, "we're
no match for them."
He hastened to stop np the breach
as fast as possible.
This state of things had lasted up
wards of an hour, and there seemed
no prospect of a termination.
The question of a sortie began now
to be seriously discussed. There was
little chance of success, as the bears
could not be attacked separately, but
Hatteras and his companions had
grown Impatient Also they were
ashamed of being kept in prison by
beasts.
e took Johnson's furnace poker and
thrust It Into the stove, while he
made an opening In the snow wall. or.
rather, a partial opening, for he left a
thin sheet of Ice on the outer side.
As soon as the poker was red hot he
said to his comrades, who stood eager
ly watching him. wondering.
This red hot bar will keep off the
bears when they try to get hold of It
and we shall be able easily to fire
across It without letting them snatch
away our guns."
Hatteras withdrew the poker, and
plunged It In the wall. The melting
snow made a loud, hissing noise, and
the two bears ran and made a snatch
at the glowing bar; but they fell back
with a terrible howl, and at the same
moment four shots resounded, one
after the other.
"Hit!" exclaimed Altamont
"Hit!" echoed Bell.
"Let us repeat It" said Hatteras.
carefully stopping up the opening
meantime.
The poker was again thrust Into the
fire, and In a few minutes was ready
for Hatteras to recommence opera
tions. Altamont and Bell reloaded their
guns, and took their places; but this
time the poker would not pass through.
-Confound the beasts!" exclaimed
the American.
-What's the matter?" asked Johnson.
-What's the matter? Why, they are
piling up block after block. Intending
to bury us alive!"
"Impossible!"
"Look for yourself: the nnk
get through."
It was worse than alarming. The
bears meant to stifle their nm- tv,,
were heaping up huge masses, which
wouia mae escape impossible.
Two hours naased. Th mr .
cioee. Every openlnr was hermetlrmi.
ly sealed. The stoves would hardlr
draw, and it was evident would soon
go out altogether for want of oxygen.
Hatteras was the first to see their
fresh danger, and he made no attempt
to hide It from his companions.
"If that Is the ease." said Altamont
we must get out at all risks."
"Tea," replied Hatteras; "but we
must wait till night We will make
a hole In the room, and let In some
air, and then one of us can fire out of
It on the bears."
"It la the only thing we can do. I
suppose," said Altamont
Night drew on. and the lamp In tbe
sitting room began to burn dim for
want of oxygen.
At o'clock the final arrangements
were completed, and all that remained
to do was to make an opening In the
root.
They had been working away at this
for some minutes, when Johnson, who
had been keeping watch In the sleeping
room, cams In hurriedly.
"What's the matter?" all asked at
once.
"Nothing exactly," sold the old sail
or, "and yet "
"Come, out with It!" exclaimed Altamont
"I near a peetjtfer
"Hera, oa this aide, ea the weJI af
the room."
AS stopped working and listened.
Johnson was right A noise there cer
tainly was oa the aide wall, as If
some one were cutting the tee.
"Don't yoa hear It?" repeated John
son. "Hear It? Tea, plant enough," re
plied Altamont
"Is It the bears?" asked BelL
"Most assuredly."
"Well, they have changed their taa
tics." said old Johnson, "and given np
the Idea of suffocating ua"
They are going to attack oa." said
BelL
"We shall have a hand-to-hand
struggle, that's aU." said Hatteraa.
"With knife and hatchet then." re
turned the American. The guns would
be useless here."
The noise Increased. They are
hardly six feet off now," said the
boatswain.
"RlSht Johnson!" replied Altamont:
"be ready for them."
Belxlng a hatchet he placed himself
In fighting attitude, planting his right
foot firmly forward and throwing him
self back.
Hatteras and the others followed his
example, and Johnson took care to
load a gun In case of necessity.
CHAPTER TO
Every minute the sound came near
er, till at last only a thin coating sep
arated them from their assailanta.
Presently this gave way with a
loud crack, and a huge dark mass
rolled over Into the room.
Altamont had already swung his
hatchet to strike, when he was arrest
ad by a well-known voice, exclaiming:
"For heaven's sake, stop!"
The doctor I the doctor!" erted
Johnson,
And the doctor It actually was who
had tumbled In among them In such
tuituKTuaea tasaion.
"How do ye do, good friends?" he
saia. dick UK himself ua
His companions stood stupefied for
a moment but Joy soon loosened their
tongues, ana each rushed eagerly tor
ward to welcome his old comrade. Hal
teres was fairly overcome with erne
uon. ana nugged him Ilka a rhIM
"But how did you know h.i
been attacked by a troop of bears?"
asked Altamont when they got their
cream. v. nat we were most afraid
of was that you would come back.
never creaming of danrer"
"Ob, I saw It alL Tour repeated
shots gave me the alarm. Whan
commenced firing I was beside the
wreca oi tne rorpolse. but I climbed
up a hummock, and lini
bears close on your heels. I erept can-
U...1
uuubi; nearer, sometimes going on
an fours, sometimes slinninv k..
great blocks of Ice. till I came at
last quite close to our fort and then
I found the bears working away like
oeavera.
"But what danger you were tn w.
Clawbonny," said BelL "Any moment
tney mignt nave turned round and at'
tacked you."
"When I saw what th K
up to. I determined to get hack to you
Dy some means or other. J waited till
It got dark, then I glided noiseless
aiong towaros tne powder nuuh.
I speedily commenced operations with
my snow-xmie. A famous tool tt la
For three mortal hours T i
hacking and heaving away, but here
i am at last urea enough and starv
ing, but still safe."
To share Our fate!" said Alta
mont "No, to save yon an; but first give
me a biscuit and a bit of meat"
A big meal was soon before him.
out tne utue man could talk while he
was eating.
"Did yon say to save us?" asked
seu.
"Assuredly!" was the reply.
"How?" everyone asked.
"My plan la quite simple, and part
of the work la done already."
"What do you mean?"
"Tou shall see. But I am forgetting
that I brought a companion with ma"
"What do you say?" said Johnson.
The doctor went Into the passage,
and brought back a dead fox. newtr
killed.
(To be wm tin tied.)
Definite Loeetl.ee.
Every visitor at the new capitoI at
Harris burg. Pa, who seta as far as
the registration room to expected to
write his name In a big book, together
with his birthplace and present rest
dence. Not long ago, when a crowd of
excursionists visited the grounds and
buildings, a stout elrl started to tm.
ister.
She paused, pen poised In air. and
called out to an elderly lady, comfort
ably seated In a big chair. "Mom.
ere was I borned at?"
"Tat yon rant to know dat tort"
man T&nts to vat It In ir bj
book."
"Acfc!- answered tbe mother, "ma
know yell enough in der old stone
bouse. Troy Times.
TeetlBar Bee.
"How wowj ram fi. Clarfaea f
yon and I were aaCiasj down the
stream of Ke together, far away from
here?"
"How ftr. George?"
-Ob. far. far awayl-
Td bs so terreiy horaeadek fa
metier!"
And from that xUOd tfcJa rotmr
ceased Us vfcrtca Jadge.
After a long watt the erartv A
danced c? from fcte desk.
"Hare a chair." be said to s
slstent dun collector, who staori ..-
tbe door.
Tm not tired." eras the fU
tort: "but this bin la. tfm h.
lng a long Urns now!" Judge.
ntia-ht Be Hie reals.
"Don't go 'roun' eontplalnln' "ban
way yon friends has treated yon." said
Uncle Ebea. "When a man ain' got de
ngnx nna o friends Irs giner"! be-
am aian i
WANTS MORE BATTLESHIPS,
Representative Hobson Says Pacific
Coast is Defenseles.
Washington. March 28 "Our na
tional def enselessnesa, " was the theme
around which Representative Hobson,
Democrat. Alabama, voiced a prophecy
of disaster in the boose late this after
noon. A startling array of facts as to
oar unpreparedness for war as col
lected by the general staff of the army
was the basis for the appeal of the
hero of the Spanish-American war for
immediate action by congress. He
declared it was imperative that a larg
er navy be authorized at once if the
United States would stave off possible
invasion by a foreign enemy in the fu
ture. "Any European nation of the first
power," said Hobson, "that has an
adequate army and merchant marine
I will take Germany merely as an il
lustration could pat 200,000 men
aboard ships in a single expedition.
One-half could land on the coast of
Long Island and the other half on
the coast of New Jersey and inside of
a few weeks they could seize Washing
ton, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New
York without resistance."
Hobson said he would probably 'offer
an amendment to the naval bill calling
for six battleships.
"We need that ;many a year," be
said,', "to maintain the equilibrium
existing among the nations."
Kef erring to conditions on the Pacific
coast, Hobson said :
"It is unfortunate that I cannot re
fer to existing conditions on the Pa
cific coast without these peace dream
en crying out 'war and jingoism,' but
you can all verify for yourselves, you
who have no knowledge of existing
conditions, that the city of San Francis
co cannot regulate her own schools as
she desires. The legislators of Cali
fornia, Oregon and Washington cannot
today legislate upon segregation of the
yellow people.
"Those legislators were told to drop
that dangerous question. I will tell
you why. We are defenseless on the
Pacific ocean.
"The Japanese navy is rated at 490,
000 tons, and ours at 695,000 tons.
All of our 695,000 tons substantially
is in the Atlantic ocean and has to stay
there.
"Do you think I am talking war? I
am trying to arrange this equilibrium
in the Pacific ocean under which we
could come to mutual concessions and
solve the problem.
"I am trying to take the only way
to prevent war."
SENDS RELIEF TO ESTRADA.
General Gordon Prepares Expedition
and Defies Madriz.
New Orleans, La., March 28. The
crisis in the strained relations between
the representatives of the Madriz and
the Estrada factions of the Nicaraguan
government was reached late today,
when General Gordon, who is organiz
ing an Estrada relief expedition, sud
denly apppeared the Madriz consul
ate and entering the room W T.m'a
Cores, Madriz's minister to Washing
ton, and other Madriz officials were in
conference, defied them to keep him
from starting his expedition for Cen
tral America.
It was a dramatic scene. Core a and
Genera Altschul were seated at a tahlo
when Gordon suddenly entered. He
calmly told this enemies that the report
that he was organizing an army was
true.
"Then you are liable to a $1,000 fine
ana tnree years imprisonment, accord
ing to American laws," shouted Cores,
"I am ready to sign a statement
that I am raising an army here and
that I have chartered a ship and I defy
you to do anything," was Gordon's re
ply. He then handed each of the Mad
riz officials his card and walked out. "
Minister Corea was angered by the
proceeding and said he would endeavor
to have Gordon imprisoned at once.
Local government officials said they
would refuse to take official apt inn nn.
til orders were received from Washing-
ion,
Later in the dav General Horrlnn miA.
denlv wheeled on the two ffotMtivoa
following him and thrashed them both.
it is oeuevea that part of the relief
expedition will attempt to sail tonight
Atlantic Fleet to Cruise Mediterranean
Washington. March 28 Th um.
tary of the navy announced this after
noon mat tne whole Atlantic battleship
fleet would, in November, proceed to
European waters. The
cruise will be made in the Mediterran
ean. It is intended to divide the fleet
while in the Mediterranean in order
that various ports may be visited. It
is not hinted anywhere that the Beet or
any part of it will go further than the
Eastern Mediterranean. Ttu nffiiol
statement is that the fleet wilL after
tne cruise, go to Guantanamo.
Reduces Pullman Fares.
Washinrton. March 28 Pnllmon
fares from St, Paul to North Pacific
coast cities will be materially reduced
by an order to be issued bv the inte
state commerce commission this week.
iue commission has reached this decis
ion in the case bezun bv th Khinnn.'
league, headed by George Lof tus, of
ALiuueapoiiB. it is understood the
commission will also include in its de
cision that the Pullman company must
ell upper berths for less than lower.
Get More Pittsburg Grafters
Pitta bure. MarcH 28 Fnrm
Councilman Charles Stewart was in
the sweat box for four hours this after
noon. He is believed to have told
many thines that will
sations Monday when the officials "get
their lines out."
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND
PROGRESS OF OUR HOME STATE
40 MILES DRAINAGE CANALS. I SPEND S35,OOQ ON CANALS.
Klamath County Project Will Reclaim
19,000 Acres on Wood River.
Klamath Falls Work has been
resumed on the canal alone Wood riv
er, for the reclamation of 19,000 acres
of the weed land. The land has a
frontage of seven miles on the river.
It will be necessary to cut about 40 ;
miles of canals to properly drain and j
reclaim the tract About seven miles j
were made last year, and it is expected j
to complete about ten miles this year.
This will form a dyke along the river !
and around the north end c' the land
that will keep the water from over-)
flowing the land, and then cross canals i
are to be run through the property for j
drainage purposes. J
The Wood river valley is acknowl-
edged one of the best dairy sections in ,
Oregon, and with this big tract arainea
and put into timothy and red top and
settled with dairy farmers, it will
easily produce a greater revenue than
that "derived from all other resources
in the county at the present time.
The canal" is being cut in a fairly
straight line and cuts off all the points
and curves of the river, and thus leaves
a strip of land of varying width along
the west side of the river. As this
land is somewhat hipher and perfectly
dry, there are many choice tracts of an
acre or more along the seven miles of
water front suitable for building pur
poses. This strip is to be piauea ana
sold for summer homes. It is stated
that there is enough of this land to ac
commodate about 150 cottages.
Rush Work on Coos Bay Road.
That the Harriman interests will
rush construction of its proposed road
across the state of Oregon from Coos
Bay to Vale, by way pf Bums, is the
latest report in railroad circles on the
coast It is impossible to get confir
mation, but the news emanates from
excellent sources, leaving little room
for doubt of its authenticity.
According to these reports comple
tion of the Coos Bay-Drain branch will
be rushed with all possible haste while
at the same time large forces will be
put to work between Vale and Burns,
thus hurrying along the work from
both ends of the line. Construction of
a line from Bums to Crescent City,
near Odell, would complete the line
across the state, as it would give con
nection with the Natron cut-off from
Springfield and Eugene.
It is said that to the activity of the
Hill interests in Western Oregon may
be attributed the progressiveness of
the Harriman people, as they will be
compelled to fortify themselves against
the Hill invasion of Western Oregon
by means of the Oregon Electric and
the United Railways.
Work on the Coos Bay-Drain line
was suspended about three years ago,
after an expenditure of several hun
dred thousand dollars, for no apparent
reason except that it was thought safe
to let the work rest for awhile, there
being no imminent cause for fear of
serious competition at that time. But
now that the Hill people are rapidly
pushing their way through the Wil
lamette valley by means of extenisons
of the Oregon Electric, the danger of
losing a rich field is apparently dawn
ing upon the Harriman people.
Water Pipe Coming.
Central Point C. B. Bade, of the
J acobson-Bade company, which has the
contract for installing Central Point's
water system, has received advices
from the East that the pipe had been
loaded and started West Mr. Bade
expects the pipe to begin to arrive in
from three to five weeks from the
time it was shipped. This should
bring some of the pipe by April 15.
Work will commence immediately upon
receipt of the pipe.
Block to Cost $15,000.
Eugene Work on a two-story brick
block to be erected by W. T. Campbell
and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Idaho F.
Campbell, will be becrun at onn ThL
structure will be ready for occupancy
ujr june x. u was tne original inten
tion of the Campbell heirs to cover the
entire lot with a huge block, but the
final decision was to erect a building
with a frontage of 54 feet on Olive
street and extending 100 feet back. It
will cost about $15,000.
Build Telephone Line.
Medford The Home Telephone com
pany is engaged setting poles for the
line between .Tarlfarinvillo K j i
..wtl,ltalnJmculun
The line will follow the right of way
of the Rogue River Valley railway be
tween the two towns. Poles and rrw.
arms have been strunir oinncr tv,
; - - b "b VIST-
posed route.
Good Roads Meeting For Hood.
Hood River-The Grange bodies of
Hood River are plannip a trrA .a.
campaign in the valW Tv, k
t j er(fr0Ve grange have invited
Judge Webster, of Portland, and Judee
Derby, of Hood River county, to ad
dress the citizens on the subject
Coburg to Have Lights.
Eugene Th littlo
soon to have electric street lights the
A small electric light plant has been!
ftw.uu uierciorsome time, but
only residences and business houses
have heretofore been lighted.
Brick House at Bend.
Bend The first hrinl- kn. w
is to be built taiLM"T
spring. The brick used will be fZ
the yards of the brick company here
The bui ding will be two stories wS
-"w"u aeveu or eight rooms I
Irrigation Company Plans to Finish
$10,000 Project.
Bend The Arnold Irrigation com
pany is spending $35,000 on improve
ments to the distributive water sys
tem. The largest undertaking of the
plans will be the building of a new
flume. The flume will be 12 feet wide
and three feet deep, and a mile and a
quarter long. The body of it will be
of two-inch lumber, and the support
ing timbers and foundation will be con
structed in most substantial manner.
Tne intake will be enlarged and per
manent gates installed. Approxi
mately three miles of old canal will be
widened. It is planned to build from
six to eight miles of new canal on the
east lateral, which runs eastward into
the Arnold section; and also some three
or four miles of new work on the north
lateral, which will water land lying
directly east of and southeast of town.
The Arnold system will water ap
proximately 10,000 acres lying east
and southeast of town. It is a mutual
company, the stock of which is owned
by farmers and Bend business men. A
large portion of the land lying under
this system was 6riginally taken up as
homesteads and desert land retries,
and the holdings ranged from 160 to
500 acres to each man. Lately these
larger tracts have been divided and are
being sold to newcomers, who plan to
devleop their holdings extensively as
soon as the svstem is finished and
water delivered to their lands.
Ten Acres Bring $ I9.OO0.
Hood River An indication that the
$2,000 mark for Hood River orchard
land is not far away was shown recent
ly when ten acres were sold for $19,
000. The highest price for Hood Riv
er orchard property was paid by Felix
von Hake Vonegut a resident of In
dianapolis, Ind., -who will come here
to reside. The orchard, which is eight
years old, is situated on the East aide
of the valley and consists of a solid
block of Newton and Spitzenberg
trees. The tract sold to Mr. Vonne
gut has the distinction of being the
first piece of orchard at Hood River to
Bell for $1,000 an acre, which was in
1906. Later it was sold to Mr. Hills
for the highest price at that time, $1,
700 an acre. Again changing hands
it still maintains the high mark for
orchard realty here at $1,900 per acre.
Brick Plant at Lakeview.
Lakeview A. T. Zeek, who has been
engaged in the manufacture of brick
about three miles south of town for
some time, has purchased five acres of
land from Roy Woodworth, on Indian
creek. He will abandon the old works
and set up a new plant on the new site.
The clay which will be used is said to
be better suited for brick making, and
Mr. Zeek expects to turn out a much
better brick than he has been able to
before.
Holds Banner for Alfalfa Seed.
Vale Vale is the banner alfalfa
seed point in Malheur county, ship
ping nine of the 14 cars of alfalfa seed
sent out from Malheur county iu 1909.
The country in the Vale vicinity is un
excelled for the production of the finest
quality of alfalfa seed. An average
car holds about 30,000 pounds of alfal
fa seed, which at 15 cents per pound,
the price paid for most of the seed,
makes a carload worth about $4,500,
or approximately $40,500 for the nine
cars.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Track prices: Bluestem,
$1.07fol.O8; club, $1(51.01; red Rus
sian, 98c; valley, $1.02.
Barley Feed and brewing, $28 ton.
Corn Whole, $34; cracked, $35.
Hay Track prices: Timothy, Wil
lamette valley, $20frf;21 per ton; East
ern Oregon, $23(5.24; alfalfa, $17.60
18.50; grain hay, $17(519.
Oats No. 1 white, $30.50031.
Fresh fruits Apples, $1.253 per
box; pears, $1.50f.1.75; cranberries,
$8(5.9 per barrel.
Potatoes Carload buying prices:
Oregon, 50(5 60c per hundred; sweet
potatoes, 8c per pound.
hundred8 0regn' ,1-50L75 P.
Vegetables, Turnips, nominal; ru
tabagas, $1(51.25; carrots, $1; beets,
$1.25; parsnips, $1.
Butter City creamery extras,' 86c;
fancy outside creamery, 3436c; store,
20c. Butter fat prices average lie
under regular butter prices.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, 22(523c
.per dozen.
rancy' 13(?131c per pound.
Veal Fancy, 12(5 13c.
PoultTV Hena 10lfll..
n-s-n,. . a-m(i itfjc, u rollers.
?Kcvduck8;.1820c: i2
2M9a y8' JlVe 22Z5c; dressed.
25rtT29c; squabs, $8 per dozen,
.ulB-cesi steers, $6.256.60;
lair to pood ntoa ee cn;. r ..
sTKCO7$55-50; fair to good cowi
$4-75, hght calves, $67; heavy
SheeD Rat vti.n - .
. y -7; " " "'" "..ou; iair
.J"15i09 mp' 15(?18 P Pound;
according to quality; olds, wtninal
1910 contracts. 16c nominaL
JT '-Extern Oregon 16(g20c per
pound; valley, 2224c; mohair,
choice, 23525c '
Cascara bark, 4iffi5c
cafsUnL"?1 hidea'
causkins, 14c; green, lc less.

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