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WWWWW9 15he The Devil-Stick Bribe CHAPTER ITL (Continaod.) On th day after th Major's dinner party, Isabella waa sitting In the Ter anda with a book open on bar lap and Dido standing gravely near her. Mrs. Dallaa In tha cool depths of the draw ' big-room, ni Indulging In an after 1 us ah eon siesta. The sunlight poured Itself over the velvet lawns, drew forth the perfumes from tha flower beds, and made the earth l&nruorooa with heat. In the veranda all was oool and rest ful and pleasingly silent. Isabella, in her white dress, looked beautiful and pensive; while Dido, In reddlsh-hued robe, with a ortmson kerohlef twisted round ber stately head, gleamed In the semi-gloom like some gorgeous tropi cal bird astray In our northern oUmea. Both mistress and maid were silent It was Dido who spoke first. She noticed that the eyes of her mistress constantly strayed In the direction of "Ashantee," and with tha Jealousy be gotten of deep affection, she guessed that the girl's thoughts were fixed up on Maurice. At onoe she spoke re proachfully, and In the grotesque ne gro dialect, which,, however, coming from Dido's mouth, tnspered no one with merriment "Aha, missy," aald she. In deep gut tural tones, "you tlnk ob dat yaller ha'r man!" "Maurice! Tes, I'm thinking about him; and you know why." Dido's fierce black eyes flashed out a gleam of rage, and she cursed Mau rice audibly In some barbaric tongue which Isabella seemed to understand. At all events she interrupted the wom an's speech with an lmperioua gesture "No more of that. Dido. You know that I love Maurice; I wish to marry him. Why are you so bitter against him r "He take you from me." "Well. If I marry anyone the same thing will happen," responded Isabel la, lightly; "and surely, Dido, you do not want me to remain a spinster all my life." "No, missy, no! Tou marry, an ole Dido am berry pleased. But dat yal-r-ha'r man, I no like him." "We are engaged." Tour tnudder, she say no!" "Nonsense! She likes Maurice her elf." Jreplled Isabella, uneasily. "Mau rice wnts our engagement kept quiet for th present, but when I do tell Ma jor Jen and my mother, I am sure nei ther of them will object" "H'm, we see, missy, we see," said Dido, darkly. "But why you marry dls man I no llkeT" "Because I marry to please myself, not you." said Isabella, sharply. "Oh, I know your thoughts, Dido; you would like me to marry David Sarby. The Ideal as If he can compare with Mau rice!" "Wrong, missy. I no wish dat man." "Then Dr. Etwald that horrid, gloomy creature!" "Him great man!" said Dido, sol emnly. "Him berry berry great!" "I don't think so," retorted Isabella, rising. "Of course, I know that he is clever, but as to being great he Isn't known beyond this place." She walked to the end of the veranda, and stood for a moment In the glare of the sun shine. Suddenly an Idea seemed to trlko her, and she turned towards the negress. "Dido, you wouldn't Ilka to see me the wife of Dr. Etwald!" "Tea, missy. Him berry big great man! He lub you. Ha told old Dido a "He seems to have been very confi dential." said Isabella, scornfully, "and from what I have seen. Dido, he has some Influence over you." "No," said the negress. But while her tongue uttered the denial, her eyes rolled uneasily round the lawn, as though dreading some Invisible presp no. "No, missy. Dido a great one. you know. She no 'frald ob dat doc tor; but him big man, mlasy; you mar ry him!" "I love Maurice!" "Tou nebber marry him, missy. Neb ber, nebber! I make de spell I know. De spell say dat doctor he marry you!" "Well, Dldo,. we will see. And now She never finished what she was about to say, for at that homent Dido stretched out one arm. Across the lawn there crept a wlien, grey-haired little man, with a cringing manner. He was white, but darkish In the skin, and there was something negroid about his face. This dwarfish little creature was a tramp, who had become a pensioner of Isabella's. He had attached himself to ber like some faithful dog, and rare ly failed to present himself at least once a day. What his real name was nobody knew, but he aald that he was called Batters. He was cringing, dirty, and altogether an unpleasant object to look upon; but Isabella was sorry for the creature, and aided him with food and a trine of money. It may be here mentioned that Batteraea, although he knew nothing of Obi, was terribly afraid of Dido. Perhaps some Instinct In tha negro blood for he undoubtedly had something African In his veins made him fear this unknown priestess f fetlsh-worshlp. "Well. Batteraea," said Isabella, kindly, "how are you to-day T" "Very well. lady, very well. Indeed, I met Mr. Aylmer, and ha gave ma a dollar." That waa generous of html But. whyT".. "Because X said that a certain lady "Now, now," laughed Isabella, "no saovo of that nonsense. Batteraea." She of Sleep OR. Asfer of turned and ran along the veranda Into tha house. The tramp and the negress were alone. "What de doctor say?" said Dido, In a low-voiced whisper. "Two words. The devll-stlck." The negress started, and threw up her hands In surprise. CHAPTER IV. ' Evidently there was an understand ing between these two strange crea tures, and thereby an occult connec tion with the Ideas and doings of Dr. Etwald. What the trio were plotting against Isabella and her lover remains to be seen; but it can be guessed eas ily that the message of the devil-stick carried by Batteraea to Dido waa of some significance. Batteraea himself knew nothing of Its esoterlo meaning, but to the ne gress the mention of the emblem con veyed a distinct understanding. She let her arms fall listlessly by her side, and. with an unseeing gaze she stared at tha green trees bathed In hot sun shine. After a moment or so, she mut tered to herself In negro Jargon, and clenched ber hands. "Beall the wand of sleep! the bring er of death!" "What are you saying. Dldor asked Batteraea, his feeble Intellect scared by the fierce gestures and the unknown tongue, "I say deep things which you no un derstand. Look at ole Dido, you white man," Batteraea whimpered, and, rubbing one dirty hand over the other, did as he was requested with manifest unwil lingness. With an Intensity of gaze, Dldo glared at him steadily, and swept her hands twice or thrice across his face. In a moment or so the tramp was In a state of catalepsy, and she made use of his spellbound Intelli gence to gain knowledge. There was something terrible In her powers being thus exercised in the full sunlight "De debble-stlck. Whar Is it?" "In the house of Major Jen. In a little room, on the wall, with swords and axes." As he said this in a monotonous tone. Dido looked across the tree tops to where the red roofs of "Ashantee" showed themselves against a blue July sky. Bhe hook her fist at the distant house, and again addressed herself Im periously to Batteraea, commanding: "Tell ole Dldo ob de debble-stlck." "It Is green, with a handle of gold, and blue stones set Into the gold." Dldo bent forward, and touched the tramp on his temples. "See wldln dat stick," she muttered, eagerly. "I wish to see." "There is a bag In the handle," re peated Batteraea, with an effort "Un der the bag a long needle," then, after a pause, "the needle Is hollow." "Is der poison In de bag, In de hol low ob de needle?" "No!" said Batteraea, again. "The poison Is dried up!" At this moment a noise In the house disturbed Dldo, and with a pass or two she released Batteraea from the hyp notlo spell. He started, rubbed his eyes, and looked drowsily at the tall negress, who bad resumed hor Impas sive attitude. "What hava you been doing, Dldo?" he asked, stupidly. "Obi?" was the brief reply. "You hab told old Dldo what she wish about de debble-stlck." 'The devll-stlck," repeated the tramp. In wide-eyed surprise. "I don't know anything of It Dr. Etwald met me, and ses he, 'Tou go to Miss Dal las,' and I ses, 1 does;' and he ses, 'You'll see Dldo,' and I ses, 'I will;' and he ses, 'Say to her "Devll-stlck," an' I ses, 'Right y'are, sir.' But es to know ing " "Dat nuffln!" said Dldo, with a lord ly wave of her hand. "I black; you hab de black blood In youse also. I mek you do Obl. Um!" "What's Obl? What's you torkln' of?" asked Batteraea, rather nervous ly. "An' 'ow does you know I hev black blood r "Obl say dat to me. Tour mudder black r "Yah!" cried Batteraea, derisively. "You're out of It My mother white; but my father," here he hesitated, 'and then resumed "Yes, you're right Dl do; my father was a negro! A Seedee boy who waa fireman on a liner." "I hab seen dat" replied Dldo, nod ding her head. "Black blood In youse, an' I can do Obl on you. I send your spirit to de house of Massa Jent You tell me ob de debble-stlck. But X take car ob you. Now git to da kitchen; dere am food for you." Tha old man's eyea brightened In an tlclpatlon of a feast and he shuffled off round tha corner as quickly as his aga would allow him, Dldo looked after him for a moment considering tha message ha had brought from Dr. Etwald. and then began to think of tha devll-stlck. Bhe knew very well what It was, for her grandmother had been carried oft as a slava from the west coast of Africa, and knew all about Ashantee sorcery and fetish rites. These she had repeated to her granddaughter, Dl do, with tha result that Dldo. cherish ing these recollections, knew oxaotly how to use tha wand of sleep. She had spoken about It to Dr. Etwald, quite Ignorant that Jen kept on as a curios ity, and now Etwald had Intimated through Batteraea that he wished her to do something in connection with the stick. What that something might be, Dldo, at the present moment, could not guess. Bhe had exerted ber magnet! aad 1 ujyuouc influence over Batteraea, not that she wished for a detailed descrip tion of the wand, for already she knew Its appearance, but because it might happen that It would be necessary to use the tramp for certain purpose connected with the discovery of se crets. Dldo exercised a strong Influ ence over this weak old creature. Battersea waa supposed to be a Christian; but the barbaric fluid In his veins Inclined him to the terrible gro tesqueness of African witchcraft and Dldo and her words stirred some dim Instinct In his mind. The negress saw that accident had placed In her way a helpless creature, who might be of use In her necromantic bualneas; there fore, by hypnotising him once or twice, she contrived to keep him within her power. All of which fantasy would have been denied by the average news paper reader, who cannot Imagine such things taking place In what he calls euphoniously a Christian land. But this happened, notwithstanding. Having dismissed Batteraea, the ne gress turned to seek Isabella. She was so devoted to her nursling that ahe could hardly bear to be away from herj and since her Infancy Isabella bad scarcely been absent an hour from her strange attendant The girl had gone Into the drawing-room, where Mrs. Dallas was still sleeping; and there, relieved for tha moment from tha pry ing eyes of the negress, she took a letter out of her pocket It was from Maurice, stating that he was coming to see her that afternoon at I o'clock, as he had something particular to say. It waa now close upon the hour, and Isabella was wondering how she could get rid of Dldo, whom she did not wish to be present at the coming Inter view. The Inborn Jealousy of th woman, and her advocacy of Dr. Et wald' suit, made her an unpleasant third at such a meeting; moveover, Maurice Instinctively disliked this sul len creature, and was never quit easy In her presence. Finally, Isabella decided to slip round back of the house . and meet Maurice at the gate. She put on a straw hat, and ran lightly away to see her lover. She passed out by a side door, danced like a fairy across the Intervening space of lawn, and slipped laughingly into the narrow path which wound through the wood to th ave nue near the gates. Just aa she emerged Into the open, she heard a sharp click, and saw Maurice approaching. He waa dress ed In his flannels, and looked particu larly handsome, she thought; the more so when she beheld his face lighting up at her unexpected appearance. The magnetism of love drew them Irresisti bly together. "My own dear love," he murmured, softly. "How good of you to meet me!" "I came down here to escape Dldo," explained Isabella, slipping her hand within his. "You don't like her to be with us!" "I don't like her in any case, my dar ling. She Is like a black shadow of evil alwaya at your heels. I must get your mother to forbid her trespassing upon our meetings." "My dear Maurice, how can you pos-" sibly do that' when you refuse to tell my mother of our engagement?" '"Oh, I had a reason for keeping our engagement secret but it is no longer necessary, and I am going straight to ask your mother to give me this dear hand in marriage. If she consents, w will soon get rid of Dido." "But my mother may not consent," said Isabella, a trifle nervously. "Why not? I have a profession and a small property. We love one anoth er dearly, so I don't see what ground she has for refusal. I wish to tell your mother of our engagement; for I must rescue you from the Influence of that dark Jezebel She is dangerous." "I know she Is; but she hates you!" "I don't care for her hate," replied Maurice, carelessly. "It is a poor thing, and cannot possibly harm me Surely Mrs. Dallaa will not let herself be guided In so Important a business by the will and feelings of that black wench." (To be continued.) ' NAPOLEON'S FAREWELL. The Moat Dramatlo Seme la the History of Foatalnebleaa. It was at Fontalnebleau that Napo leon received the Pop In 1804. It was at Fontalnebleau that he imprisoned th Pop th apartment which served aa his prison Is still shown In 1812 and 1813. Finally, for Nemesis would hav it so, It was at Fontalnebleau that Napoleon signed his abdication and said farewell to his army In 1814. coming down the horseshoe staircase at th head of Cour du Cheval Blanc and placing himself at th head of the guard as If for a review. "For twenty years." he said, "I hav been well content with you and you have always been with me on th path of glory. With your help and that of all th brav men who are still loyal I could hav carried on tha war for thro year longer, but Franc would hav suffered, and I did not wish that to happen. "I might hav died that would hav been easy but I would not I prefer to follow th path of honor and to writ th history of our exploits. "I cannot embrace you all. but I will embrace your general. Coma, General Petit Bring m th eaglet Dear aglet May thee kisses find their ch In every brav man's heart! "Farewell, my children!" That surely Is th most pathetl a It Is also th most dramatic seen In th Whole history of Fontalnebleau. T. P.'a London Weekly. Th Natara ef It, "A hotel keeper has an occupation which Incline him to amiability" "How BOT" "Beoauso to all Inquiries about rooms, no matter how put. he like to gtv a ult answer." Baltimore American. American capitalists are trying to form a merger of vry aero of timber producing land la Novl Scotia. Urt tag IMOO.OO MILLIONS TO FIGHT SHARKS. Plan Is to Charge Only Legal Rates on Furniture Security. New York, April 4. Mrs. Russell Sage has inaugurated a state-wide plan to thwart the loan sharks who fatten upon the necessities of the poor. She has returned from her trip across the continent to put into immediate effect measures to save the unfortunate from the exactions of the usurer. The Sage millions will capitalize a chain of model loan establishments which will advance money to the poor on their household goods at the legal rate of interest. The plan has been prepared by the Sage Foundation in cooperation with Orion H. Cheney, state superintendent of banks, and awaits only Mrs. Sage's final approval. Mr. Cheney, who has been waging a bitter war upon the loan sharks, said today: "When the Sage Foundation enters this field not only will it accomplish a most worthy mission, but at the same time it can be made financially profit able. The concerns which take unfair advantage of the unfortunates who are financially embarrassed will be either driven out of the business or forced to conduct their business on the same fair basis as the Sage Foundation." Mr. Cheney said he believed the poor who have to resort to the securing of loans on their furniture should be cared for in preference to the class that se cures advances on salary. AVIATOR SWOOPS TO DEATH ON ROCKS. Fan Sebastian, Spain, April 4. An other French aviator has met death while making a flight in an aeroplane. Hubert Leblon, who, prior to his tak ing up aeroplaning was a noted auto mobilist, was killed while making an exhibition flight here yesterday. He was circling the royal palace of Miramar at a height of 140 feet when his motor broke. He attempted to glide back to the shed, but the ma chine turned and swooped with terrific force against the rocks. The aviator was crushed. ' Mme. Leblon witnessed the "accident and when the body was recovered from the sea, she rushed shrieking towards the ambulance to which it was being carried. She threwBherself upon the lifeless form, kissing, it repeatedly and refusing to be led away. As theeath er was stormy, Leblon 's flight was un expected and only a few people as sembled to see the start . After the start, 'however, an enormous crowd quickly gathered and followed the body to the police hospitaL There was an examination, but the doctors were only able to confirm that death must have been instantaneous. ITALIANS CHEER ROOSEVELT. ' Seen In Theater at Naples Receive' Grand Ovation. Naples, April 4. Ex-President Roosevelt was given a tremendous re ception at the Theater San Carlos, where he attended a performance to night The Americans : in the boxes started the cheering, which was taken up by a great body of . students seated in the third gallery. Colonel Roose velt rose and bo wed his acknowledge ments, which only served to increase the tumultous applause. During an intermission students ' to the number of 200 marched to the rear of Colonel Roosevelt's box, where they were presented to the ex-president by Professor Boggiano, of the University of Naples, who, in a graceful speech, recalled the' colonel's parting injunc tion to President Taft, that the great est problem for the United States was the maintenance of a the moral well being and strength of the people. Professor Boggiano said that this was also the greatest problem for all coun tries. Colonel Roosevelt replying, appeal ed to the students to aspire to the high est ideals, but warned them that their aspirations must be coupled with prac tical methods. "Life is a struggle," he said. "You must not keep in the clouds. Your ideals must be such aa can be real ized." Pet Dog Funeral Elaborate. , Chicago, April 4. Beth, a blooded cocker spaniel which has won many blue ribbons at bench shows, is dead, but if there is any post mortem satis faction for a departed canine in an elaborate funeral, Beth must have it Wrapped in an embroidered opera coat her casket lined with the trophies of her show victories, Beth was buried be neath a fin old mission willow yester day, sorrowing friends witnessing the ceremony. Beth waa th pet of Miss Suzette Newton, :the young daughter of Mrs. California Newton. Switchmen Ask Increase. Cincinnati, April 4. Committees representing 900 (switchmen employed in the Cincinnati division visited offi cala of the roads today to present de mands for changed working conditions and higher pay, based upon the Chi cago rate. The men affected are th Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago A St Louis; th Chesapeake A Ohio; the Cincinnati, Hamilton A Dayton; the Cincinnati Southern and the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern. Students Ha v Hat Bonfire. Delaware, O., April 4. Cheering for the ancients, who never had bald heads, or ought never to have had them, the boy students of Ohio Wes ley an university, last night made a bonfire of their hats. Dancing around the bonfire, they swore never again to imperil th hair of their beads by wearing hats. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS OF OUR HOME STATE EXTEND PORTAGE ROAD. State Commission Arranges to Fi nance Project at The Dalles. The Dalles Work will be commenc ed on the construction of the extension of the state . portage road from Big Eddy to The Dalles as soon as the contract can be signed up and the con tractors get their plant on the ground. Judge W. J. Marriner, member of the state portage commission, and Mr. Newell, of the enigneering firm of Newell, Clossett & Walsh, who at the suggestion of the commission has done the engineering work on the extension, had a meeting (with the city council and arrangements were made that in sures the speedy completion of the road. It was explained by Mr. Newell and Judge Marriner that the cost of the ex tension would be about $70,000, and that only $60,000 of the appropriation made by the last legislature is avail able. Therefore the commission would be short about $10,000. This state of affairs was anticipated by the city council some time ago, and an ordin ance was passed authorizing the sale of $10,000 bonds, the money to be ex pended in building bulkheads at the lower terminus of the portage road and the inclines leading to it The extension of the portage to be built commences at Big Eddy, some three miles above The Dalles, and reaches navigable water and a safe harbor at the foot of Washington street At the terminus will be bulk heads on which freights may be con veniently transferred from river steamers to wharf boats or onto cars that may be run in on the incline, or may be discharged from cars directly into the steamers. The construction of this extension will complete the connecting " link of river transportation with ' the lower river and the upper Columbia and Snake rivers. Since the completion of the state portage around the falls of Celilo there has been a connection be tween the upper and lower river, but it has not been practicable to handle heavy freight over this line, because of the poor facilities for transferring it from boats to the portage road at the lower terminus. Water for 73,000 Acres. - Salem At a meeting of the. desert land board recently State Engineer Lewis and Attorney General Crawford were authorized to enter into a con tract with the Almoral-Evans company for the reclamation of 73,000 acres of arid lands in what is known as . the Powder River valley project Negot iations have been pending for a year since the first announcement of the project was made. - The total cost of the project will be $3,800,000. It is, in fact two separ ate projects combined, and the segre gation to be reclaimed lies in Baker county within easy access from the main line of the Oregon Railway & Navigation company. About 40,000 acres only is government land, the rest being in private ownership. The work will go ahead as Boon as the necessary withdrawals can be secured from the Interior department The largest project includes a dam in Thief valley 110 feet high and a concrete and solid rock distributing canal nine miles long, with a carrying capacity of BOO cubic feet of water per second. The other division will bring water through Creston hill by means of a cement lined tunnel two miles long from Balm creek. All the Bmaller feed canals will be cement lined. Model Farm in Jackson County. Medford The Oregon Good Roads association has offered to build a model road one mile long free in Jackson county. The association asks only that the county officials furnish the labor necessary for the building of the road. Colonel Frank Ray has offered to give the crushed rock necessary for the building of the road. The association believes that by building a model road its superiority and advantages will mak everyone a good roads advocate. Warships for G. A. R. Encampment. Washington Senators Boume and Chamberlain have requested the secre tary of the navy to send one or two warships to Astoria for the twenty ninth annual encampment of jthe G. A. R. of Oregon, June 21 to 24, and have been assured that the request will be granted if possible. Definite action will be delayed a few days to deter mine whether the ships will bo availa ble at that time. Plenty of Water at Athena. Athena Either because of the re cent election or because of the abund ant rainfall, the springs which supply the city of Athena with water are gushing forth with abundance. The big reservoir is running over and the sound of the pump has ceased. The Athena people are delightei to have abundance of soft water. Medford Raises $25,000. ' Medford The $25,000 for the Carter Lake highway that was expected to be signed for this city has been subscribed after the subscription paper was in cir culation only two weeks. Now that Medford has pledged $25,000 towards the road's construction, people of the entire state will be asked to lend their aid to the enterprise. Many Trees for Hood River. Hood River Several hundred thou sand trees have already been shipped into the Hood River valley this season on account of the inability of the three local nurseries to supply the heavy demands. HOLD WATERWAYS CONVENTION Willamette Valley Delegates to Meet in Albany April 14. Albany The improved waterway convention which will be held at Al bany on April 14 for the purpose of se curing the co-operation of Willamette valley towns in organizing a syste matic campaign for the improvement of the Willamette river,' promises to bear early fruit The United States government will be asked by the con veniton of all commercial bodies in the valley to make a $3,000,000 appropria tion for river improvements. Follow ing the action of the joint meeting of the Albany Business Men's association and the Albany commercial club, held here recently, invitations to attend the convention have been issued by the commercial club to the following cities and towns: Corvallis, Brownsville, Canby, Dayton, Dallas, Estacada, Eu gene, Harrisburg, Hillsboro, Indepen dence, Jefferson, Junction City, Lafay ette, Lebanon, McMinnville, Mount Angel, Newberg, North Yamhill, Ore gon City, Salem, Scio, Sheridan, Springfield, New Era, Stayton, Wil lamette, Gervais, Brooks, Turner, Hub bard, Halsey, Aurora and Silverton. Klamath Falls Depot Finished. Klamath Falls The finishing touch es have been put on the magnificient depot erected by the Southern company In this city. No date for the formal opening of the building has been an nounced and will not be until word is received from San Francisco. When it was announced that the rail road company had decided to erect in this city a depot that would cost in the neighborhood of $20,000 few peo ple believed that that amount would be invested in the structure. But instead of a $20,000 structure the company has given the city one that will cost nearer $40,000, and one that surpasses in elegance anything of its kind in the west The fact that the Southern Pacific has seen fit to give Klamath Falls such a fine building is indicative of what that company ex pects this city to be. The depot is the direct outcome of the petition that was sent to Chief Engineer Hood, ask ing that this city be favored with what the company expected Klamath Falls to be. Realty Active at Elgin. Elgin The following deals were re ported last week : David Lind to A. Hill, 11-acre orchard tract south of Elgin for $3,500; S. M. Slough, one half block in North Elgin to Walter Bliss, of Portland; the Union Estate company to S. M. Slough one and one half blocks in. North Elgin; Hackett Lumber company, one block in Hind man' addition to L. Davis. Walter Hill sold his 63-acre ranch and Mrs. Baker her 60-acre ranch. Addition -to Madras Sold. Madras The recently platted Boyce addition to Madras was sold to W. H. Taylor, of Spokane, and Max Luedde man, of Portland, for $7,000. There is about 17 acres in the tract The Oregon Trunk line railway passes through the land. The plat lies well for warehouse and railway siding pur poses. Will Build Two Hotels. Klamath Falls Work is to be begun in the near future on a three-story ho tel in the Hot Springs addition. The building permit for the structure has been granted. This, together with the $50,000 hotel planned by the Liver mores, will give the city ample ac comodation in the hotel line. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Track prices : Bluestem. vi.uiiiiu.uo; ciud, avigjasc; red .Rus sian, 96c; valley, $1. Barley Feed and brewing, $27 27.50 per ton. Corn Whole, $34; cracked, $35. Hay Track prices: Timothy, Wil lamette valley, $2021 per ton; East ern Oregon, $2324; alfalfa, $17.60 18.50; grain hay, $1719. Oats No. 1 white, $29(3130. Fresh fruits Apples, $1.253 per box; pears, $1.601.75; cranberries. $8(3)9 per barrel. Potatoes Carload buying prices: Oregon 6060c per hundred; sweet po tatoes, 8(31-3 1c per Dound. Onions Oregon, $1.601.75 per hundred. Vegetables Turnips, $11.25 per ruuiuagas, i(gji.z6; carrots, 85c$l; beets, $11.25; parsnips, 75 $1. Butter City creamery, extras, 86c; fancy outside creamery, 3436c; store 20c Butter fat prices average lc per pound under regular butter prices. Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch,2223c. Pork Fancy, 13131c per pound. Veal Fancy, llj121c per pound. Lambs Fancy. 15Cdl8e Der nnunri. Poultry Hens, 2021c; broilers, 27 t,oc; oucks, zKazac; geese, Z728c; turkeys, live, 2225c; dressed, 25 29c; 'squabs, $5 per dozen. Cattle Best steers, $6.256.75; fair to good steers, $5.606; strictly good cows, $5.606; fair to good, $5 5.25; light calves, $6??7; heavy calves, $4 5; bulls, $3.60 4.25; stags, $45. Sheep Best wethers, $7.608; fair to good, $6.607; good lambs, $812. Hogs Top, $11.25; fair to good. $10fill. Wool Eastern Oregon, 1620c per pound; valley, 2224c; mohair, choice, 23ff;25c. . Cascara bark, 415c Hides Dry hides, $1617c per pound; dry kip, 16ff,17c; dry calfskin, 146115c; salted hides, 78c; salted calfskins, 14c; green, lc lees."