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About The Oregon mist. (St. Helens, Columbia County, Or.) 188?-1913 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 30, 1891)
In Columbia County
Advertising Medium In Columbia Co.
Uadtng Paper of Columbia County.
ST. HELENS, OREGON, .FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1891.
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J. R. BEECLE, Publisher.
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Phytlclan and Surgeon.
HI. Ilalaai, Or.
DR. J. E. HALL,
Physician and . Surgeon,
l lalaaaul, i'nlanibla Co., Or.
T. A. Mi Ilatlil ' A. K. )naaXN.
MoBRIDE & DRESSER,
Attorneys at v Law,
Orrgaa City, lr.
Prrnnni attention Iran lalaud niflr bn.luvsa
A. B. LITTLE,
Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
Ml. Hlna, Or.
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ling aud iiillirerriiK aoia inomnlly dour.
W. T. HuMwav.
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BURNEY k DRAPER,
Attorneys at v Law,
Or(oa t lly, Or.
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in our .iwH'l.lly nl ill kind, nf bualiim. Wf ira
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Oregon City, Or.
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: - E. WINGERT,
Notirj Public and Real Estate Agent,
Itanban. Columbia Co.. Or.
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all banluoai tHiiUlnlun lo lha traunli'rrltiK of
real eatate, and atinaur Inoulrlea ri'latluii In
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D. J. SWITZER,
Real Estate Agent,
St. Helens, Oregon,
John A. Beck,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Tha rinoat Aaaortnient of VN'atrhoi, Clooki and
, . J.w.lry ol all JJr.rlilliiua.
ePPOflll IHI IIMONO, fUKTLAND, OW
Front 8treet, Portland, Oregon,
WHEAT, OATS AND MILL FEED OF ALL KINDS,
Hay, Shingles, Lime, Land Plaster. Also Flour, Bacon,
, AND A OESKRAL A8S0HTMENT OF
Gro ceri es,
, Which we evil clifnp for cash. Give uh a call,
EVER DING & FAR R ELL.
J. W. SHAVER, Master.
Leaven I'ortliinil from Altlcr-Htrwt dK:k Mttnday, via Westport,
Skuiiiokawa aiul Cuthlanii't, Wcdiicuday ami Friday for ClatBkanie,
toiicliini; ut Huuviem Inland. St. llidciiM, Coltimlda Citv, Kahuna, NHr
City, Kniuier, Codar Landing, Mt.
and all intcniiniiate jioiiits, returning lui'mlay, lliurgiiayanabatuniay,
NOW IS THE TlfilE
This desirable proierly adjoiiiH Milton Station, on tlio Nortliern Pacific
ONE HOUR'S RIDE FROM PORTLAND,
And in only 1 1 miln from 8t. Helenit, th county-scat, on the Columbia
river. Milton ereeit, a tx-autnui mouniain iiream, runs wunin
2H) yardH of thin pmiwrty, furnishing an inexliaiiHtiblo
mipply of wattir for all )iirjKHf8,
LOTS, 50x100 FEET,
Hanging in price. from $50 to $10, can lw aeciired from
D. U. Switzer, St. Helens, Oregon
FOR COWLITZ RIVER.
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p. m., arriving at I p. m.
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F. L. POISON SON, 209
Nueaaaanrl to Miller Broi.
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Freshest, Purest and Best of Everything
CLATSKANIE V DRUG 7 STORE,
DR. J. E. HALL, Proprietor.
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THE LEFFEL WATER WHEEL4 ENGINE CO. SPRINGFIELD, Of U.8A
Collin, Hradliuiv, .Stella, Oak Point
TO SECURE A LOT
& CO.'S STEALERS
Monday, Wednewiay anu rn-
a. m. leaves PORTLAND Tuesday,
daily, Sunday excepted, arriv
ling, leaves PORTLAND at 2:30
full .took nf
Second Street. Portland, Or.
AT A REGULAR
use LESS WATER
A Huge Block of Pure
GOLD HILL'S CINNABAR VEIN.
Heavy Business Done Along the Rio
Grande jn Smuggling1 in
Horses and Cattle.
ITaanA 1 esinal.taratittf airlfatAjl AVAr
the (linpoHl of ita mummy.
One (lav lout week ilxty tramps were
out off the train between Yoma and
ll..,mi'a Sll fond arA all AKhatlfltAtl.
The lutt Itittltttive levy has proved in
. T. Ilayne of Portland has been
elected Uraiul Chancellor of the Knights
of I'ylhiaa of Oregon.
A rinnahar vein, aiity feet tn width,
haa heen dietKivered near Gold Hill, Or.
The ore la immensely rich.
Tt.a Plilnn aiionr-lwml) fuclnrT trill ran
until D -cembflr. 80 far 825 tons of gran-
nlHteil BUfur nave twit mrnou uuv.
' t Muua.1 ll.a l.tnl tax lew throutrh-
out the State is over 13,000,000. The
total levy on rauroaas u nearty
It is believed the property involved in
the Davia will case at Butte, Mont., will
lie divided amoux the claimant and fur
ther litigation will be suspended. -
The tailors of Vancouver, B. C.are on
a strike becanee the bosses have refused
to pay extra for all pockets over four in
coats. The 1km sea want five pockets al
lowed. The British sealers Otto and E. B.
Marvin. sei!d in BehriniSea, have been
released at Vancouver, B. t?., by direc
tion of ttie Lord Commitsioner of the
The Oregon Grand Lnd-e of the
Knhthtaof Pythian voted that hereafter
no aaloonmen shall be admitted to mem
bership in the aubordinate lodges of the
order in the State.
A Freano physician is recommending
etioulvptus tea, made by boiling the
leaves, to all his patients suffering from
malarial troubles, and the discovery ia
thought to be quite an Important one.
Thecodlin moth haa done great in
jury to the Oregon apple crop. How to
force orchardists to spray their trees to
check the spread of disease is a serious
question with the State Board of Horti
culture. A block of pure asphaltum, weighing
two ami a half tons, waa recently taken
from the asphaltum mine near Santa
Barbara, Cal. It is believed to be the
largest piece of asphaltum ever mined
in one block.
ii t l ikiCiuMA," la aorain fritrht-
ening women at Pomona, Cal. His mode
oirrition is to lie in wait in a seclud
il 8t on a residence street and end
ftily nnh out on a woman and squeese
her about the waist.
From observations made by Prof. Is
me! 0. Rnsell, who was sent out by the
United S atus government and the Na
tional Geographic. Society to explore the
region altout Mount St. Kl aa. the
mountain is between 18,000 antl 19,000
The case of C. W. Johnson against the
Southern Pacilie railnad for damages
received in the Lake Lahish dis inter is
before the court at Salem, and is attract
ing interest, owing to the fact that John
m was traveling on a pass at the tine
lie was injured. t
Walter Uw of the firm of W. A J.
SI sne of New York city haa presented
St. 000 to the Lick Olwervatory for the
nurMse of publishing a series of en
Inrited heliogravure plates of the moon
made from the photographs taken with
the great telescope.
M. E. Wisdom and J. W. Bailey of
Portland have purchased the Point
Rrceaj steck farm in Baker county, Or.
There are about fifty fine brood mares
on the place, and the celebrated stallion
Challenger is at the head of the stud.
The price waa $15J,000.
Santa Barbara is to have a boulevard
100 feet wide on the beach in front of
s,he city iust above high-water mark and
protected from the sea by a heavy bulk
head. The sidewalks and roadway will
be tuved with bituminous rock and lined
with double rows of trees.
The Nevada State Board of Assessors
ami Equalisation made individual raises
in Elko county to the amount of 800,
OX), besides a horizontal raise of 20 per
cent. The board reduced the Central
Pacific railroad appraisement. A howl
of indignation is the result. .
A strange disease has broken out
among the horses on the Dufour ranch
near Cameron, Kern county, Cal., and a
number of animals are alHicted. The
disease is said to resemble diphtheria,
but the remedies known to be efficacious
in that malady are without avail in this.
Reports from the gold regions of the
Upper Yukon are very promising. Six
teen men reached Jnneau before the To
peka's departure with a large quantity
of uold dust and nuggets from the Yukon
mines. The least any of the party had
was $:l,0lW. One nugget weighed $236
and several from NO to 50. The gold
excitement is increasing, and prospects
are good for a big mining boom.
A smugglers' headquarters has been
discovered on Lopox Island, a small un
inhabited island tn Paget Sound. A ves
sel recentlv landed tiftv Chinamen on
lliu island. " From there they were taken
to the United States by twos and threes
in s nail biats, being put ashore in the
woods ami guided in by white men un
der cover of darkness. From f5J to 100
Is paid for each Chinaman successfully
The United States revenue cutter
Richard Rush haa left San Francisco for
'imalaska. The vessel is ordered back
t the sealing grounds, aa it ia reported
that a nnmlter of sealers, who were not
ntiidled with their small catches, are
waiting to make a descent on the rook
erieswnen the revenue veeselas'tall have
left Behring Sea. It is expected the
Rush will remain in the vicinity of the
seal islands until the middle of Decem
An Iowa Public School Gives a Holiday
That the Children May Attend
Wellesley College opens this year with
700 students. "
New York has turned away 10,000
school children that cannot be housed.
President Angell threatens to close the
University of Michigan if gambling is
. The gain In population in the United
States from 1H50 to lSfHJwas 128 per
cent, and in the school enrollment 116
There are said to be over 23,000 In
dians in the United States who can read
Knglish and over 10,000 who can read
Indian languages. .
Northwestern University at Evanston.
HI., has followed the example of Cornell
and abslished the barbarous cane rush
between the freshmen and sophomores.
The schoolmaster is going to be abroad
in England more than ever. The Lon
don School Board is educating 20,806
more scholars now than they were three
The management of the public schools
it Mwon City, Ia., declared a recent
Thursday afternoon a holiday in order
that pupils might attend the races. The
action has caused much comment.
The census statistics show the gain in
population in the United States to be
.A 8tt per cent., while the enrollment, of
children in the public schools is 26.54
per cent. This is a healthful indication.
The Cornell school of law has enrolled
Mrs. Marv Kennedy-Brown, a graduate
of Welleslev and a young widow, as one
tif its students. She is the first lody
whose name appears on the school list.
The endowment of the new Chicago
University is now over 12,000,000, and
more than 610 -tudents have already en
tered the first year's course, which will
begin, it is expected, in the autumn of
Prof. Totton in a military lecture at
Yale remarked that the average age of
the 110 men in the class was 21 years,
and he added : " Upon graduation yon
will have before you about forty-eight
The largest Sunday-school In the
wot Id is in Stockport, England. It be
gan In 1804. It now contains 5,000 pupils
and 44 ) teachers. It has registered dur
ing its existence 70,000 scholars and
3.500 teachers. . .
Government schools are to be estab
lished in San Salvador, where free win
cation will be given to women to fit them
tor places in the government offices as
postotnee clerks, printers, telegraph and
Anstria haa not only a high school of
agriculture, but fifteen intermediate and
eighty-three primary agricultural schools
besides nine chairs of agriculture in pol
ytechnic establishments and agricultural
ex peri mental stations.
Prof. Harris, United Btatee Commis
sioner of Education at Washington, in a
letter to Assistant Postmaster Sturgeon
of St. Iuis, who hod requested his
views as to corporal punishment in
schools, has replied that the fewer the
cases of such punishment the better the
icbools are likely U be, and that en
lightened sentiment is against the use of
Cornell University has opened with an
attendance in excess ol thtt in any pre
ceding year. Up to date 1,370 students
in all departments hare registered, and
a number ore in attendance, especially
post gradua es, who have not yet regis
tered. A noticeable feature is the in
crease of students in the courses in arts,
philosophy and electrical and mechan
- A remarkable career in the teaching
profession was brought to a close some
two weeks since by the resignation of
Miss Lucy D. Bliss from the principal
ship of the Plain Primary School, Stock
bridge, Mass. Miss Bliss began teach
ing in town when 10 years .old, and
taught continuously, with the exception
of one year, for about fifty-four years.
Three generations in Stock bridge have
beyun their school life under the instruc
tions of Miss Bliss.
Use of Chloride of Gold and Manga
nese Successful for the Cure
Governor Steele of Oklahoma haa re
aiirned. George William Curtis says Tammany
is an organization tor piunuer ana wnn
R.la-ard V. Searles is to nresent to the
town of Methuen, Mass., a fine statue of
There ia much excitement at Clifton
Forge, Va.,over the threatened uprising
of the negros, owing to the lynching of
one of their number.
The noted telescope makers, Alvan G,
and (inorve B. Clarke of Cambridge.
Mass., who made the lens for the Lick
telescope, have dissolved partnership.
Mrs. Parnell proposes, if she recovers
her health, to write a memoir of the
great leader and relieve him from much
of the blame cast upon him on her ac
count. The original site of the old Valley
Forge, Washington's headquarters in
the winter of 1777-, has just been sold
for $10 per acre. The tract embraces
fiftv-one acres. -
There is a rumor at Washington that
Governor Steele of Oklahoma is to su-
Dersede Commissioner of i'enBions Kanm,
who, it is asserted, has res'gned, to take
effect November 30.
The length of the twelve-inch gun for
the Monterey is thirty-seven feet, and it
is designed to propel an 800-pound pro
jectile twelve miles, necessitating a pow
der charge 01 imu pounus.
Gross frauds in the purchases of coal,
1m tliA nV AThtltlfv fill
nsane asylum have been unearthed. A
gaug has been engaged in this work, and
a trmat sensation is promised.
A London firm haa been In the habit
of lilting out women in expensive gar
ments and then sending them to New
York, where the irooda were sold and the
customs duties evaded. The clothes
were made to fit the women, and there
fire the fraud was not detected. Al
though the women pretended to be in
entire ignorance of the uses to which
they were being put, it is generally be
lieved thev easilv joined the conspiracy.
for they got a first-class ticket on the
ocean steamers and were enabled lo re
turn to their country again, the contract
1 so stating.
Carter Harrison Buys the
JOSIE MANSFIELD MARRIES.
The Manner In Which the Ballots in
Ohio Are to Be Distinguished
From Each Other.
St. Paul cars have letter boxes.
Carter Harrison is said fo have bought
the Chicago Timet for $400,000.
Anthracite coal has been discovered in
the district of Alberta, Canada.
The Italian Consul in Boston is inves
tigating the condition of Italians.
The public schools of Oawstomie,
Kan., have been closed for wantof fnnds.
Chicago will erect a building in mem
ory of Columbus at a cost of $1,000,000.
Ten thonsand voters in Chicago have
pledged themselves to vote for the Peo
The postmaster of Philadelphia has
ordered his subordinates to stay away
from the races.
The government is about to begin the
work of preparing a hydrographic survey
of the Great Lakes.
A Justice of New York has jut de
cided that you need not pay for a meal
at a restaurant unless you eat it.
The financial statement of the Pall
man Palace Car Company shows a sur
plus for the past year of $2,Wtt,223.
A moonshiner' church in Alabama
aud a secret oath-bound moonshiners'
clnb in Georgia are .promoting lawless
ness by wholesale.
In the 6,000,000 letters that reached
the dead-letter office last year there was
money amounting to zH.)4J ana checks
and notes of the value of $1,471,871.
Four men were shot by the Mexican
military authorities a few miles across
the border from Rio Grande City, Tex.
They were charged with being revolu
J. and F. D Mollenhauer will start a
new aiiirar factory in Brooklyn, with a
capacity of 1,200 barrels refined per day.
It will open next July. It will be inde
pendent of the trust.
The September statement of the Santa
Fe Railroad Company shows that the
gross earnings of the system for the
fourth week in September were the larg
est in the history of the company.
The validity of the new constitution
of Kentucky is to be contested on the
ground that the Constitutional conven
tion made numerous changes after the
instrument was ratified by the people.
Josie Mansfield, whose relations with
Jim Fisk and Ed Stokes brought her into
public notoriety in New York twenty
years ago, was married recently in Lon
don to Robert L. Reade, a New York
A statement prepared at the pension
office shows that the pensions issued
during September numbered 27,044, on
winch the first payments aggregaieu a-t,-072,470.
The average first payment in
each case was $137.32.
M. R. Hanson, reputed to be a wealthy
lumberman at Hanson, Wood county,
Wis. is alleeed to have signed the name
of George lliles, a Milwaukee million
aire, to $o0,0J0 worth of fraudulent pa
per. Hanson haa disappeared.
There are thousands of dead fish along
the shores of the Upper Mississippi. The
river fell lower than for twenty years,
. . . , .- . . . i
leaving targe nnmoers 01 nan in puoir
which gradually dried up, and the fish
have since died on the bed of scorching
The Bank of Columbia and theColnm
bia Banking Con pan y of Columbia,
Tenn., have assigned. The capital stock
of the former is $100,000 and that ot tne
latter $00,000. It is claimed that' the
creditors of both institutions will be paid
On each ballot to be cast according to
the provisions of the new election law in
Ohio are to be these distinguishing de
vices that have been adopted by the par
ties: Republican, eagle; Democratic,
rooster; Prohibition, rose; People's,
plow and hammer.
The influx of Chinamen into the
United States from Mexico continues,
and it is only those who are unaware of
the prohibitory law that are captured.
Those who know they are breaking the
laws generally evade the officers. Fif
teen were arrested last week.
The Cramps will enlarge their plant
for ship building on the Delaware river
to eight times its present area. Seven
launching ways are to be constructed,
large enough to admit the building si
multaneously of seven vessels of the sise
of the war ship Philadelphia.
One of the recent evidences of a grow
ing interest in trade with the United
States on the part of the countries to the
southward is to be seen in the announce
ment that a permanent exposition of the
Eroducts of Mexico and Central America
1 to be opened in New York.
The Association for the Advancement
of Women at ita recent meeting in Grand
Rapids, Mich., elected Julia Ward Howe
President for the coming year. Jennie
A. Froiseth of Utah and Ellen C. Sar
gent of California are among the Vice
Presidents. The congres closed with a
symposium on the subject of "Man,"
that personage being handled severely
by numerous witty speakers. '
The commission to negotiate with tha
Shoshone and Arapahoe Indians of Wy
oming for the cession of a part of the
Wind River reservation telegraphs that
the commission has ettneted an agree
ment with the Indians, under which
thev cede to the United States about
1,100,000 acres out ot a total of 2 0,O X)
acres, ine inuians receive nw,uw, or
about 55 cents per acre.
The late JohnTwohig, banker and cap
italist of San Antonio, Tex., bequeathed
the bulk ol his estate, estimated at f v
010,000, to the Catholic Church. Miss
Kate Twohig, his sister, is to receive U',
5 H) per vear for the first two years and
$2,000 per annum for the remainder of
ner life. His brother .and nephew in
Ireland are each willed $50 per annum.
pavable aemi-annua' and to a sister
in Boston he gives $260 a year.
Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone Will Pass the
Winter in Italy Death of Mrs. ,
Mr, and Mrs. Gladstone have deter
mined to pass the winter in Florence.
Tennyson, who is in excellent health,
has just been giving sittings for a por
Mrs. Harrison has been chosen an
honorary member by the Association of
the King's Daughters.
Lord Lytton is in' such precarious
health that he has itunder consideration
to resign his post of British Minister to
Secretary Foster's portrait has jut
been painted for the Treasury Depart
ment by Miss Blanche F. King, a young
Waahington artist. "
Warner Miller has been studying the
canal system of Holland and the WAter
way that the German government is
constructing at Kiel. He is to take part
in the New York State campaign. , ,
Hon. John A. Sleicher has been ap
pointed editor-in-chief of the New York
Mail and Krpreti, to Succeed the late
Major J. M. Bundy. Mr. Sleicher re
tires from the editorship of Franler
lie'i Weekly. m '
The death of Bishop William J. Boone
(Episcopal) of China is annoanced. The
Bishop, who was the son of Bishop
Boone of China, did much to forward
the cause of Christian missions in that
country, and was entirely devoted to his
work. . . ,
Mr. Spurgeon was only 19 when he
preached his first sermon. Even theta
bis eloquence , was remarkable, and
within a few years be, had .gathered
about him a large congregation. At that
time he was a pale and slender stripling,
with a noticeably large head. His ro
tundity of body came many years later.
Mrs. Henrietta Lamar, relict of Gen
eral Mirabeau B. Lamer, who command
ed the cavalry at the battle of San Ja
cinto and was the second President of
the Republic of Texas, died October 6.
She was the daughter of R v. John New
land Maffitt, a Methodist preacher of
national reputation about half a century
General Brugere, controller of Presi
dent Carnot's household, holds his pres
ent place through a curious piece of bad
and yet good fortune. He waa a mem
ber of Marshal MacMahon's aad Presi
dent Grevy's households, but would
have been removed by President Carnot
had not the latter accidentally wounded
him while out hunting.
Kate Field relates in a way that ad
mits of a supicion that she was the
young lady in question who gave rise to
the bm mot of Walter Savage Landor.
He having dropped his spectacles one '
day, an American girl picked them up
for him, whereupon he exclaimed with
much grace : " Oh, this is not the first
time you have caught my eyes !"
William Cotter, Jr., of Hartford,
Conn., must have a remarkable memory.
He is a registrar of voters, and the Timet
says that of 12,000 names on the list he
claims to be able to tell from memory
the residence and politics of each one,
and also in cases where a person has '
been absent in Europe, or staying in '
some other part of the country, to tell
wh re be went and when. -..
One of the successful lawyers of the
Pacific Slope, a son of the famons John
O. Breckinridge and a brother of the
Kentucky Congressman, bears the curi
ous name of " Owen County " Breckin
ridge. He was born the day, 1853, that
his father was nominated for Congress
over ex-Governor Letcher, and as that
result was brought about by the vote of
Owen county, the grateful candidate be
stowed the name on his new-born heir.
Annual Report of the Auditor of the
Treasury for the Postofftce
.. Department. ''
The report of Lieutenant Cowles upon
the wreck of the United States steamer
Despatch has been received at tlieJSavy
Department. It is merely a brief state
ment of the facta already well known,
and contains no comment nor explana
tion whatever. , It is customary in such
caseJ for the officer to reserve "tils testi
mony for later use UnderoetK. -' "'"
' In his annual report-to the Secretary of
the Interior Governor Prince of the Ter
ritory of New Mexico refers at length to
the beneficial results which, he thinks,
will accrue from a settlement or the dis
puted Spanish and Mexican land claims
bv the Court of Private Claims recently
organized. The Governor insists from
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any point 01 view ma ivw atciiw ia
entitled to Statehood. , , .r ., ,
The annual report of the Auditor of
the Treasury for the Postoffice Depart- -ment,
showing the receipts and expend
itures of the department for the. fiscal
year ended June 30, 181)1, has been sub-
mitted to the Postmaster-General.- It
hows that the postal revenues during
the year were $05,931,785. The expend
itures to September 30, 1891, were $71,
602,462, leaving an exeeise of expendi
tures over all revenues of $5.7'0,677.
The amount placed with the Treasurer
to the credit of the department, consist
ing ot grants from the general' treasury
in aid of postal revenue under the act ot
June 30, 1800, was $2,200,000. The ex- -cess
of the expenditures over the grants
is $3,530,677. ' V-
Chief Harrington of the weather bu
reau in the report of the operations .of
the bureau since its transfer to the De
partment of Agriculture July 1 last
ays the service haa been reorganized
with a view of carrying out the ex pressed
intention of Congress to especially de
velop and extend its work in the inter
est of agriculture. Since July 1 new
service has been organized in Arizona,
California, Utah, Florida. New Mexico,
North Dakota, Oklahoma, Virginia,
Washington, AVest Virginia and Wyom
ing. The most practical and the most
highly complimented portion of the ex
clusive work of the State service is the
issue of a weekly weather crop bulletin.
On September 30 there were over' l.SiH)
weather signal display stations in opera
tion, an increase of abont 100 per rent,
in less than throe months. There aro
npw probably 2,200 voluntary observers
in the United States, reporting to the
weather bureau, and steps are being
taken to cover every section of each
State and Territory, so as to le-ive no
section without stations from tweuty to
thirty miles apart,'