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ST. HELENS, OREGON, Fill DAY, APRIL 15, 1892.
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THE OREGON MIST.
Il KM KVKMK rUtmAt HOUHiHU
THE MIST PU6LISHIHQ COMPAHT,
J, R. BEEOLE, Managsr.
OFFICIAL COUNTV 'PAPER.
On copy on. year In sJvauc. .............. It ij
.m. eaiy luuuini
rrotvsiloiVal einla one yr....
Cweooltiniil ua year
M til utiliimU oh. year... .m
Ouarter column on. yur....... . .
on men oim rooaui....
)M Inch tare iiioHtfcu.
iln inch .Is nuulu.
Local sotlaea, It rents per line for first lnr
I lion ; 10 niiu per lln. fur uarb aabseniaint. In-
' JJ!ltlv.rtlimnf,ll.0 pr litch for (Iwt
t.rtluii. at 7 j cHU per lash for Mb subs'
COLUMUIA COUNTY OIKKCTOUV.
,..,. P, J. fewltter, St. H.t.at
R. E. tliilck.Ht. Helena
'luru... .... K. E. Uiilck. est. Helena
Sh.rltf .......M....1m, Meeker, Kt Helen
Trreiirer -....0. W. Vote. St. Il.lci s
MllA. of HchOUl. , ......J. 0. Walls. MailpMM
A.wr...-.. . ...O. r. l'"o. Rainier
Surveyor. ... ... A. . uuk, neiuier
JIMrnri ni err, vwniumA
li. W. Blunt. Slavs.!
, - kaeieiy NatlMa. ;
e WK!.-t ll.l.nt No. a-Kcmilar
eimrannlc.tloiit ilnl nl lliiril Huturduy la
4ch oinnlh t:M r. H. l Miiilo hall. VUll
Inn ratulwni lu gaxl lwulif( luvltad to t-
MoHtc.-Rlnler Lndr N. tl-rtl
m.tlnnHlurdy.nrhiuraMfa full muuii
at T'W r. a at Muionk hU, ovr HUiichnr.l ii
iKir. VlnltlBK loanben la ataudlnf In-
riowa river OwtlHoMii at I N A n.
I'd river it):l.. al I r. a.
T6 Mall fat' V.rnonla aud elituburt uvi.
; Bt. Ilvl.ni Mi-Bday, Wlnly and KrWay at
Th. m.ll f.r Murnhl.nd. Clatnliaaki .nl Ml
U.vei (4.1I011 Monday, WadMay and fcla.y
liilli(rolly) aartk eluM ' It
rorila.4 i r. n. r
' i .j.J-mmi..i.Ji.Ji-'.!i 1 1-
" Trar.lar. lld.Mlv.r H.hi..
Utiiaim. W. aHAViin-U.w. W. Helen.
fi.r Honl.nd l II . n. Tiie-tny, Tnuwlv.i
Htturilty. M. Ili'1i'.i for ( li.Ukanl.
M.mday, Wdnely nl KrtJ) .1 1:00 a, m.
Rt lr.ALn-l.rvi St Helena for fort
laud 7: i . n. iiturnlug mlM r. u. ,
RTIiMK Joa.rn Ktinon-l!A Kt. Ilrlenn
for rortUon itally etcept Run'Uy. .17 a. .
tvlurat foiiuiud at into; Mtnmlng. Iav.
ruril.i.y at I r. n.. arrlvlnn t lloliit.
jQK. H. U. CLU F,
rnVSlCIA.?f ad SURGEON.
St. Hrlcn. UrrRon.
JB. J. E. IULL, . ; -,'v
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Clalikaiile, Columbin eounty, Or.
NOTARY PULRLIC and
T. A. McllaiDt. A. 8. Dkmiir.
Ortn City , Oregon .
rromrd attention glren Innil-offlec bualnas.
fit. Helens, Oregon.
Onnnty nreyor Lund nrvey lny, town
flatlliw. and engineering work pruiutly
cone. , . .
W. T. Hf!l ... J. W, DaAMH.
gt'BNEY A DBATER,
ATTORN E YS-at-LA W,
OreKon City, Oregon. .
Tr.lv yearn' xni'rleni'e Rwlnter of
th United Hint. L ind OtOeo hr.. rteoin
mendi.ua In ous Hciatty of nit kiiula of
Innlneai before the Lund OUIo. or tli.
Court., and inrolying tna Ountral Land
B . BEOCKKNBR0U0H,
' Oregon City, Orejtoo.
( Ule apertnl agent of Oeneral limit ofllcr. )
rioni.-Uid. Prt-rmptlon. and Timber
Land application, and nther Liin l Ottti-a
builne.K a apeeialty. Olfl0. ieiond floor,
LandOfflea Bulldinif. ; i
Cabinets $2.50 per dozen
cards, $2.00 feb dozen.
167 and 189, Firat Street, PortUud Ot
JOHII A. DECK,
The Watchmaker and jeweler.
ELEGANT, : : : JEWELRY.
Tb Flneat aworiment of Watohea, Clock.,
and Juw.lry of all deaunptlona.
tevdte tha KanMittd, fariland Oregon.
Do You J)rink?
OF COURSE W DO.
St'CK BKIKO THK CASK. It behoort
yuto Itml th must de-lraUu place to
purchase vour' uivU'.ralnr."
Keeps constantly oil bund tli. fsiiiou
Cuban Blossom Cigarsl
The finest liar nf V) hies I Iqu.rs and
Cigars to I found thissid. of Port
land. And U you li-h. to
, In khih of .
POOL OR BILLIARDS,
Thyran "u you that tliry hr. the
Ixut taUv In town. Kvvrytlilng new mid
iifHt, and your pulromigti la r-i)tctu,ly
One Price Cash Store.
,; : GROCEUIE8.
TIN WARE, ETC.
1 PATEfIT MEDICINE?
RAINIER', : 1 ! : OREGON.
, Jjodging Bouse.
Clean fids and the
' Eest Table Set
MRS. M. J. SCOTT,
(Formerly Brn. M Nuity,)
Next Door lo Ilueouic Hull,
ST. HELENS, - OREGON.
J. S. ( 10MXCEB, Prop'r.
ST. HELENS, OREGON.
Liouors and Cigars. Beer E Cts.
Billord and Pool fabla
for & Peootnmodation of PafroM
ST. HELENS HOTEL.
J, George, Proprietor.
Tnule alwnya aupplird al'b the he-1 edible"
and delicacies the market afford.
FOB -RSSOllI : BOARDERS.
H iving been new!y refurnldird, wo
re creuarcd t give autinfaolion to all
our patrenn, and rolic t a aliare of your
A. H. BLAKESLY,
Projirielor of- ,
Oriental : Hotel.
ST. HELENS, OREGON.
The hniia hna been fully refurni"hed
: throuirhiiul andtl . ltof hccohi
modiitlona will be given.
RTAfiE run In connection with
the lintel toiiiec iiig with tli.Norili
ern Pavltlc llnilruad at Milu-n. Siuire
for Tacoma truing lu i. m. For Furilaud
tr. In ai 3 i. m.
C. B. HART,
Proprietor ' ,' '. ,
St. Helens Meat Market
rresh and Baited Ueati, Fauaage, Fish
and vrgttablea '
Meats by wholesale at apeelui riite.
Exp' cm wagon run to all parte Of town,
and charges reasonable. -
la now making regular round
OAK POINT TO PORTLAND
Daily, Except Wednesdays,
Lkaviro OAK POINT:.
" 8TW LA .,, ,
' " If A INI Kit. ..
" b'i If KliKN-l
Abbivimo l OltTI.ANa.
... 4-40 A. M.
... .:: "
,. . 8:(W '
. .11:00 '
Lfavm POUlCAXD... ....... 1:00 P. M
Aukivi UTCI.I.A '..,..7:46
W. E. NEWSOM.
Portland Seed Co.,
(F. Vr. MILLER, Mgr..)
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, .
Spraying Apparatus and Material,
Poultry Supplies, Etc., Etc.
171 S. rond St. Portlnnd, Oregon.
Sciiil (or Ciillo,'ne. nov204m
Tff tii5 Ladies of St. Hslens anl 7icinity:
Mrs. 0. L. Col burn, of Port
land, has opened a Millinery
and PrcsriTiiiking estnblislimcnt
in St. Helens, on door south of
the New Barber Shop.
All Work Guaranteed.
Splendid Young N:nnan Horse
Will niuke the ten on of 1803
Moiulny nd Tuuwlny at II. COX'S
I'lut'f, ! Warifii.
WviIiickImv and TLareduy at GEO.
Uv.tof th wwk at C. MUCKLE S
ranrli, Deer lelmul.
TERMS: INSURANCE, $15.00
TKMI'K-Ti a beautiful e?ark iron eray.
16 liamli. high; ix yrar ol.i; weigliM llXW
oiiiii!, Willi line xtvlv-, qmi K inovenieiii.
ami mitiuu hi none lu inu.icuUr j. oarer and
ll'a.ilred hy Vounc It iron Kier; hy
olil llyion Kier, Imfm-tcd nnd owned hy
MngniHrU'r, h'eotn, Iowa. TeiLne-t's diim
war id ed by Old Temeitt. n Noriuun horc,
uwnvd bv J;.l)nnn, lnwii.
CHAS. MUCKLE, Owner.
One Dollar Weekly
BUya a good gold watch by our Hub sys
tem. Our 14-kartit gold-filled ciisea are wiir
rai.ted for 'JO yearn, fine Klgin and WmI
Ihniii mtveircnt. Hiem wind and pet.
r'ly' or K-Ilt'" 'ia Kqnal tn any
waicli. io mure agents where ne have
noil'-, we xell "ne uf the hunting ca e
watcliesi for iheclnh nrice S'JH an I tend O.
O. I), hy express witli r vilegeof examina
tion oeinre jaying lor me raine.
Our agont at Durham, N. C, writes .
'Onrlewriera hav. enn(e(i thev don't know
how you cau liwuUh auvh work for Ih. moa.y."
Our agent at Heath 8ring, H. '., writes:
"Your wnceheatnk. at alrht. The aentleman
who gol the Ian wuieh mII ibat he examined
anil priced a leweler a walehea In I.aneaFter,
thai were ao better titan youra, but the price
9l." . .
Our agent at Pennington, Tex., writes:
"Am In reeelnt of th. wnteh. and amnlenMd
without meanura. All who have Men It amy It
would be cheap at IM."
One imnd reliable aarent wanted for each
place. Write for i arilcolar.
Kxrtua w.tTcu V".. sew inrg.
SAWMILL FOR SALE.
8ald fav mil is si unted on the Sr. Helen?
mail, almul 1 miles MintlieaMl of Gleurne
WuHhinetoii voiincv. Urea n. Manhinet
in perfect rum ing order; Knginein 41hor:
powtr, ten ly twei.ty; Duller M) Inches in
dininelernnd U eel long; New head b ook
( K iti heti: Alio sawdu t carrier: L irve I I
of eednr nner on hand .or ante. Ternif
ma.le known tin application lo the under
-i-m u. vi oiuu exei a use tor city or nu
proved fa in inoiicitv.
A.C ARCH flO M).
It illboro, Oregon.
Quod' looks aTe more thin sklr doep, de
pending upon a healthy oniidltlnn of the
vltnlorgiina. It the liver he inactive, yu
hare a bilious look, if your stnnincli be dis
ordered ydtl harva dyspeptlo I mk and it
yrjurkldneya be uffectetl you havea inch' d
look . Serue- good heiilth and ynu will
huvegiod looks., Klectriu Bitters fa t:ie
greut aliera'tive and Tonic act dtreitly on
these vital organs. Cutei plni le, blot ln s.
boils and gios a good complexion. Sold.at
Edwin Rosa' drug store, ftOc per bottle. '
By the Republican State ConYea
' .v'" Hon- L&st.-Week."
Railroad Development Favored
Economy In Government
At Hie lepulilican alate convention
lull nt Port loud April 6, the dHowing
(iliitfurm was rend and uiiiiiiiinouaiy
Tlw reinblican rmrly of Oregon, in
state convention einbletl,. Iiaving
an Hlid i UK ciiiiliilence in its iuh-IihI
longed record for aditiiniatrative ca
pacity in trying, time of war, in the
period til reidortitioii and piiciticatiuii,
in legislative, executive and financial
iicliicveincnta, nnd in I lie great ami
laatiiig lieiiefila ita work Ini conferred
upon the Aiiieiiciiii iple a an hs
siiruiice of its continued ten! ill the
cause of good goverument, ol librrty
anil of justice, roitkea the fullowiug
Uecluruiiiin of priociplee:
'Kim We rculliiiiJ our devotion lo
the republican doctrine of protect ion
for our home induatiies .gniiisi iu
juriona foreign coin etil ion, and rec
ognize the McKiuley bill as the ablest
expression of that principle) enacted
in fulfillment of republican, promisee
and aa affording equal protection to
the manufacturers, the met-linic and
BMirkitignieu of America fiotn an un
just anl degrading competitioa with
ihe pauperized and iKiverty-atriuitea
labor of Europe.ui couiililre, utd aa
pieaerviug. American market for the
products of American labor.
FHKB TRADE DENOUNCED.
Second We denounce the demo
cratic doctrine of free trade in so-called
ruw iiiuteriala," while iuaiatiog upon
a hii'li protective tariff t.n gtaale muii-
ti fact ti red therefrom, aa cnlciilitted to
benefit entirely the foieigu nt the ex
pense mid lo the gnat injury of the
American producer. We regard Ihe
reciprocity cluuee of the McKiuley
law aa a wie and murieily alroke of
republican statesmanship, under ihe
tiperation of Which ploteclioli guard
the home market, while reciproci y
reiic is out to the foreign niaiket.
While pndectiou eatabliahea, build tip
and nmiulaina Ameiicttii industries,
reciprocity ojieua a new outlet for the
surplus product of our farm, woik-
Third We f.ivor such lcgialitlinn by
congre8,aiid in thia stau-, a will en-
cotirage, protect and promote the in
te reals of agriculture in ,11 of ita de
llttrtmeuta, protection of labor and the
right of laborer, euch aa will grant to
toil it full and just reward i amoiii;
the first obligation of the government.
Fourth We demand protection I. r
the wool industry equal lo llu;t ac
corded the inotl favored mnnufuctuier
of wool, o tl'ut in due time American
wool-grower will supply all wool of
every kind required for consumption
in the United Stutea, and we denounce
the Springer free wool bill now pend
ing in congress ua unjust, and un
THE gHEUMAtr ACT IKDORFEO.
Fifth Thoroughly believing that
gold and silver should form the basis
of all circulating medium, we indorse
the amended coinage act of the last re
publican voUereB,liy which the entite
production of Ihe silver mine of the
United Slate i added lo the currency
of the people.
Sixth We commend the patriotio
services of our senator and represen
tative iti congress, and approve ttieir
effort ami meMVUre for the geuc ml
benefit of the stale, and Wo especially
commend their industry ill behalf of
measure for the opening up and iui
proveiiieut ot the Columbia, river, and
we deplore all factional upposiiiou lo
these measure. ' . ' ' '; '
Sevetnli That we are heartily in
favor of ihe passage by cougiess if
the bill pnividing for a bo.it railway at
The Dalle of the ' Columbia river,
which bus been twice passed through
the aeuaie by the effort of Senator
Mitchell and Dolph ; that we believe
it to be the nioal practicable pl.m for
i lie reliel of the producer and for ihe
(leVeloylneul of that Vast territory of
country tributary to Ihe great Colum
bia river, and we are iu favor of liberal
appropriation for internal improve
ment, especially for ail our river and
hurhors, ' :" , .' '".
Eighth We ' demand the appro
prialioii by cniigrc of u-suim sutllcient
to complete the work at the cascade
lock, and tb.it I lie work of com plot
ingUhe same be let by contract.
Ninth Th it we are in favor of a
fair and equal distribution of taxation,
and believe that all properly not ex
empt by law, should contribute ita
due proportion in payment of the
legi:imate expeiiK'Sof the government,
and to this end we are in favor of such
aMt'Ditment to our aaseaftmeot law a
will secure, the Hsaessmeut and taxa
tion of all proiierty at it true cash
Tenth We are in favor of the eaily,
n favor of tltc eaily.
rveynl public laud j
Jer thai the soma'
survey of the uuaurveyi
of this gtate in ordi
may lie claimed, and occupied and
title thereto speedily irocurcd by
bona fide aetiler under, the law of
the Uuited Stales.
RAILROAD DEVELOPMENT FAVORED.
Eleventh We favor the develop
ment of our (tale by the c iintrticiion
of railroad and other tyvleni of trans-
portation, and we hold all cnrKratioii
o be strictly reapimsiblu to their
liabilities tinder the Uw, and recog
nize the right of the legislature to ex
act all reasonable limitations on cor
Twelfth The producer and la
borer of the country should not be
taxed to maitilaiii convict in idleness,
and the state should gie such em
ployment lo its criminals as- will -e-I.eve
Ihe taxpayer without forcing
free laborer from their via.-ationa or
reducing; their wage by unnatural
Thineentli We endorse the action
of the slate railroad coinniimdoii in its
effort to secure cheap transportation
and congratulate shipper upon the
success it has attained, and we recom
mend that the Uw be ch inged aa
to provide for the election of coinuiia-
sioners by llirf eople. ,
Fourteenth The republican party,
ever miudful of the services of the
hemic 'men who saved - the Ujiion,
favors libera! pension to the sailor
and soldier of the republic and a gen
erous care of their widows and or
phans. ECONOMY JS GOVERNMENT AFFAfBS.
r.lieeuili We tavor economy in.
the administration of national and
slate affaiis; prompt and effective re
traiut of combinations of caiiitiliM
for purpose Unl iwful or at variance
with sound public policy; ample edu
ciitioiiiil facilitie for the wh .lo teople.
by ilie maintenance inviolate of our
public school sytem; the reservation
of the public lauds of the United Slate
for homestead for American citizens,
and the ree'.uratiou to ihe public do
main of all unearned railroad grants,
and we contemplate with- pride the
progre8s of republican legislation and
administration in all of the direction
Sixteenth While inviting to our
slimes the worthy ixior and oppressed
of other nation, we demand the en
actment of law that will protect our
country and people against the influx.
of the vicious and criminal classes of
foreign nations and the imMjrtatiou
of laltorers under contract to compete
with our own citizen, and raraestly.
approve the rigid enforcement of the
existing laws by the present uational
Seveuteenili We are opiwwed to
the iiuiniiimlion of Chinese laborer
to ihe United Sta'es, and demand
such an extension tn existing laws a
shall effectually ai.d forever exclude
Chinese laborer from American soil.
Eighteenth We are iu favor of an
amendment to tha constitution of the
United States providing fur the el. c
tiou of United State senator by a di
rect vole of the iieople. :
Nineteenth ChaaJ rondg being es
sential to the welfare of all communi
ties,, and especially the farming com
munity, we favor such amendment to
the existing laws as wilt enable the
several tMiuuties of the atte to levy
a lax not exceeding 5 mill for road-
THE FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS.
Twentieth We take pride in com
mending the work of the last republi
can congress, which, iu the face of
democratic filibustering, passed the
McKiuley tariff law, reducing the sur
plus reveuuca many millions of dol
lars, increasing the free list by adding
thereto ninny of the great necessaries
of our daily life not produced here iu
tifnVieiil quatiiHH-a to supply Ihe lie-1
ninnd, and otherwise readjusted the
tariff laws, passed the custom admin
istrative act, the pensioTri.iw, the land
grant forfeiture act, rewtoiiug many
million acre of land to the public do
main, ihe postal subsidy act, the anti-
lottery act,, the anti-iruat law, and
many other great measures iu Ihe in
terest of ihe general welfare of the
sTweuty-nrst we congratulate the
country main the -uccesa anil
pnpeiitv that have marked the ad-j . ,. , , . , ,
niiuistratii.a.a' President Utrrison. iti'V"1 ree was . igh.ly damagetl. Cod
has brought dignity, vigor and states
manship to the conduct of our foreign
affairs and baa settled many grave
international complications upon a
basis which secures every American
right, and has indicated to I lie nation
of the earth that it is able lo and will,
protect the right of the United State
and of tlte people thereof in every
quarter of the globe. ;; :
Twenty second We favor the
prompt construction of ample 'defense
for all the coast of ihe United Slates,
the building of an efficient navy an I
(be maintenance of the Monroe doctrine.
Platform Adopted by the Peoples'
Party at Rainier. .
Iiey Favor the Enactment of Iiaw
Providing- for County and
At the peoples'' party convention
held at Rainier, April Till, a com
mittee on platform and lesolutions
was appointed consisting of L. F.
B.inier, L. O. Duzan, J. R. Beegle, sr.,
J. A. VanDyke and W. J. Webber,
who, after due deliberation,, presented
a platform to the convention- which
was read by Air. Webber. R. D. Co e
moved to have- the report read and
adopted by sections which was carried.
One section' of the platform recom
mended that the county be bonded for
125,000 and the money used in erect
ion Htwmills in the various parts of
the county for the purpose of saw'.ng
lumber to build plank roads. To this
clause Mr. Cole raiacd an objection,
claiming that private mills could fur
nisli Ihe lumber cheaper than mill
operated by the public,, and besides
save to the county the interest to be
paiil at the rate of 7 or 8 per cent. on.
the bonded indebtedness. After con
sider jhlc discus-ion, pro and con, this
section of the platform was rejecleJ,
and the following platform adopted
Whereas, The people' party of
the United States have adopted a plat
form of well defined principles, and
Whereas, We, as member of the
ndes' party, Jiave subscribed to and
pledged ourselves to- Work- for the
principle of our par'y, therefore be it
Kksolved, Tint we place the names
of our best tried and truest men be
f'we the people of Columbia county,
a our candidate for tho various
place of trust and honor, and do our
u' nti ist to secure the election - of the
same ; tli it we are in favor of an honest
and economical administration of na
tional,, state as well as county officers,
and that we are in favor of the enact
ment of a law favoring the election of
county au 1 precinct assessors) in
order, that aiseiainent may be made
withiu a sli rt a time as possible.
That we are in favor of the enact
ment of a law providing for the elec
tion of road supervisor by road - dis
trict. ' '- "''.'.' '"
flint we ace in favor of an home
stead exemption law, ami that we in
struct our repr''nutive, if : elected,
to use nil honorable) means to have the
above laws enacted;
WEATBKR AXO CROP REPORT.
Oregon-State Weather Service in co
operation with U. S. Weather Bureau
of the department of Agriculture.
Central office, Portland, Oregon. Crop
Weather bulletin No. 1, season of 1892.
For week ending, Saturday, April 9:
." ' ;' WESTERN OREGOX. ,
, Weather -Cloudy weather, rain,
hail, snow on the' mountains, frosts
and lack of sunshine have been the
weather condition? for the past week.
From one and one- quarter to two
inches of rain have fallen during the
week, making the soil even more moist
than it already had been." Rain fell
o the 5th in various ; .localities, and
snow fell on the mountains on the
same date. Oil the 7th there was no
rainfall, on the other days of the week
rain f II. On the mornings of the 6ih
and Tali light frost, and in places heavy
frost occurred and on the more ele
vated plateau, thin ice was observed
on the morning of tlte 7th.
. Crops The weatnerconditton have
beeu unfavorable to the advancement
of vegetation and the prosecution of
f.irln, work. Spring seeding was al
most entirely supended. . The soil is
very moist and on low lands is almost
entirely covered With water. - Fall and
winter wheat are stooling Well and
have a good stand. : The cool weather
and lack of sunshine are retarding the
development of fruit bud and making
them harder which will enable the fruit
to withstand) possible later frosts. The
frusta of fitlie week did no serious
dsfniij irif llikiul in ujwliitn. lan mnji.
tin rrtotbs were observed iu Polk county
ou the 7lh. The present conditions
are very similar to' the conditions
which prevailed during the corresoiid
iug. week of 1891, which were followed
hy more favorable condition iu the
two succeeding weeks.
Wiathxb This week there was
a slight rise in temperature. Cloudy
weather, rains, snow and frost pre
vailed during the week. The snow in
the counties south of the Blue
mount ai us 'has remained on till
ground. The weather was similar to -that
in Western Oregon.
Chops But little rarm work was
done during the week. The soil is
more thoroughly moistened thl it tia'
been for several year. Fall and winter
wheat are in a most promising condi
tion, and when the weather permits
the already large spring acreage will,
be still farther increased; Kisports in
dicate an. unusually large acreage of
Hiring grain. There was-some damage
done to fruit in the interior of Gilliam
cou.ity by the frost. But in the other
sections no damage is reported. ; The
severe weather for this twriod of the
year, has caused some loss amnnf (be
young lambs. While the spring la
backward,, yet the grain prospects
were never better for an. unusually
large acreage, and good- yield- The
streams are low, but this is caused, by
a luck of snowfall and frost, in the
ground, which latter, condition allow
of the rainfall to soak-into the soil in- -stead
ot running off into the streams.
B. S. FaOite,
Observer Weather Bureau.
The Cereal Production of Orejtoai
The United. State superintendent
of census has issued the following sta
tistic of cereal production in Oregon
and Washington for the census year
ending May 31. 1890 : ,
. Oregon WashlagtoB-
Acres: Hushels. Acres. Bushel
Wheat: St3,270 .,298,321 S72.S5S I.11S.C2
Oats 2M,79f 6,tf.Me Si.OSS 127S.I
Barley R,S0g s7S,0St tl.tSl 1,M.14
' In addition lo the foregoing were
corn, rye and buckwheat, aggregating;
19.196 acres in Oregon, and 11,373
acres in Washington, . In Oregon the
tatal area in cereal has increased
since 1879 from 632,871 acres to 829,.
005 acres, not including at least 27,.
000 acres, maiuly in Wasco and Gil ,
liam counties, on which Hie crops
were either destroyed by drought xx
cut fur forage. In Washington the
total area devoted to cereal aggregated.
600,671 acres, ss compared with 136,
937 acres at the tenth census. ; The
J addition to the acreage in wheat rep
resented 80.03 percent of. the total io
creased acreage. .
Teobably AsoTHaa Cohveetioit.
The indications are that the peoples'
party mas convention that was held
in Salem on Friday had : their work
for nothing. It will be remembered
that there were only sixty-one advo
cate of this causa preseut at the con
vention, which according to section,
32 of the Australian ballot law was
not sufficient by Uiirty-nin members.
A part of this section says: "An as
sembly of electors, withiu the mean
ing of this act, is ao organized body of
not less than 10Q electors of the (tale
or electoral divuioa thereof for which
the nomination is made." This is the
law as made by the past legislature
and it caunel be construed differently,
tu regard to the prohibition state con
vention held at Portland on Thursday
where there were only fifty persona in
convention, the Telegram, of last night.
says: "The new Australian ballot law
is likely to make trouble in the prohi
bition camp. In' fact it has done so
already. The law nullifies the re
called county convention which they
held at the Masonic hall last Wednes
day. It was not a county convention
because the prohibitionists did not
have a warrant to hold one ss they
did not poll their per cent of th
Multnomah elector in June, 1890.
Neither was the meeting an assembly
of elm-tor within the meauiug of tha
law, as there were not 100 elecvor
piesentonlj fifty two being enrolled.
A ticket, however, was not chosen that
day, and the meeting adjourned sin
die, but before doing ao empowered
the committee to make up a ticket.
In doing so it delegated a power which
it did not posse, on account of it
own deficiency. The prohibitionist
now realize the situation they are in,
and steps are being taken : to - rectify
matters. It is not known when this
will be done, but Chairman Welster,
of the slate committee, says that a full
county ticket will lie legally nomi
nated. A new oonveution is about
the only way out of thsx difficulty, and
it will be called at an early ' date, so
say those most interested." Salem
A carload of cattle was shipped
from Corvallia to Portland th other
day. They were all milch cow ami
were purchased fortbipmsut to Japan
on a steamer that was to leave Port
land that night, there were thirty
head in all taken to th Orient, twenty.
of whichever purchased in 'Benton
comity at an average of f 30 per head.
The duty and freight on these, thirty
cow. will be about 11000, making each
huviuo cot about flUO lauded iu
Japan, and they are nothing but Com
mon' A murican- milch sows, either.