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MJfe-JJrnTETrrreT OKEGQSIAK", T,Tiffi)AT, JNTTABX 10. 1895.
FACTS OF IMGATIM
A LOOK THROUGH THE GREAT YAK
IMA COUNTRY. -
Object IiCtion for Use In Ore
eon's Inland Em
As the Irrigation of arid lands Is becom
ing an important question of public policy
with regard to the national domain and
future homes for the people, a recent
journey to the east of the mountains
was Improved to obtain reliable Informa
tion as to the value of irrigation where
It has been attempted. When the first
overland railroad was in operation I made
the journey westward, over the sage
plains and deserts, to find at the
bend of the Humboldt a trans
formation that converted one sin
gle spot into an Eden. The soil looked
unpromising enough deserts of sage and
greasewood everywhere but that wilder
ness possessed a spring that had been
brought to the station and transformed
the desert Into an "earthly paradise.
We normally live in paradise, as far as
the beauties and gifts of nature are con
cerned, whether our homes ire on valley
or hill, so long as water flows in benefi
cent streams, and falls from the clouds in
beautiful drops of rain, but we often
times fall to appreciate our blessings, un
til deprived of them. To have coursed
for days over a universal barrenness and
so few signs of verdure made the sight
cf that Nevada oasis more welcome than
flowers In Hay.
Traveling through Southern California
the transformation is as wonderful as
tales of the "Arabian Nights." Los An
geles is the center of a region that re
calls the verse of Byron:
"Know ye the land where the cypress and
Are emblems of deeds that are done in
Where the rage of the vulture, the love
trf the turtle '
Now melt Into sadness, now madden to
Where the flowers ever bloom and the
beams ever shine;
Where the light w'ngs of Zephyr, op
pressed vUth perfume.
Wax faint o'er the gardens of Gul in
And all save the spirit of man is divine!"
AH that region lay, a few years ago, in
seeming barrenness, and the sagebrush was
ever present. There may have been spots
of verdure originally, but the Spanlth
fathers who established the Catholic mis
sions, knew the way to vivify the desert
and brought the touch of water to bear
thereon. Make the delightful journey by
the Santa Fe road, over the so-called
"kite-shaped track," and you pass
through groves of orange and lemon trees,
where at times you can reach from the
car window and pluck the golden fruitage,
or see plantations of every kind vine
yards and olive groves to be suddenly
recalled to the nature of things by pass
ing from these scenes, redeemed by the
will of man to plains and hillsides that lie
in sagebrush and native grass as they
wore in the beginning. The flowers and
fruits of Pasadena and the oranges of
Riverside are born of soil baptised with
the water that flows from all the moun
tains that surround them. Go wherever
you may, and the land-owners can turn
a faucet and let on the reviving flood.
At Redlands there used to be a repulsive
ridge that had no verdure to bless it, no
greenery to tell of blooming time, much
less of fruitage. That time Is gone, and
smiling heights present attractions of
tree, fruit and flower that no magic but
the touch and spell of water can supply
That water was gathered in reservoirs of
the San Barnardino range, brought prob
ably u miles across a plain that it made
into home of tho Adin, as It passed along,
and had climbed the heights to charm the
olden solitude rind change and charge it
with every tree and plant, fruit and
flower that the semi-tropical world has
knowjedge of, or that weather and human
lngenujty can cause to blossom and bear
fruit. The cities are wonderful therf,
with the greenest foliage and richest cf
bloom; and their homes are bowered in
with gardens of delight all because the
thirsty soil js allowed to drink its full
of mountain water. This work will go on
until the great Mojave desert shall be In
part redeemed, for It is true that our so
called deserts are the richest of soil often,
simply starving with thirst.
There are few locations so naturally
adapted to derive benefit from Irriga
tion as the Yakima valley. The river of
that name runs eastward from the Cas
cade range, and makes Itself a beautiful
valley for over 100 miles, changing 3nd
narrowing or widening In Its course.
From its upper to its lower level, where
it enters the Columbia, it really Is a de
scent of several thousand feet. At Ellens
burg fruit is not grown to as good ad
vantage as 40 miles below, but irrigation
can perform wonders there. Above North
Yakima tho Moxie valley has been re
deemed by a water system, and trans
formed to become wonderfully productive.
Where they could not get ditchwater to
use, the enterprising people here bored
for water, and have flowing wells, that
6erve to solve the problem of Irrigation.
These wells are 250 to 500 feet deep, and
their water is 70 to SO deg. temperature,
and is well suited for irrigation, as it
does not chill the soil. The water rises
so that they use it as a power to bore
other wells. It is claimed that 2300 acres
of land is under irrigation by three
wells, beside quite a large area Irrigated
by the Moxie ditch. If artesian wells can
be depended on, as they are in some of the
valleys of California, much of the desert
area of the midcontlnent may beTedeemed
whero canals cannot be depended on.
These artesian wells form an Interesting
feature in the Yakima Irrigation problem,
but are not attempted where the land
can be brought under water from the
river. The Moxie valley produces fruit,
hops and vegetables. There are several
bmaller valleys and streams that enter
the Yakima river above the main valley,
that Is now brought under water by ex
tensive works. Below North Yakima
there Is a gap, where the river Is closed
in by high hills; then the valley broadens
widely, and there the great body of arable
land lies, on the north and east of the
river, while the Yakima Indian reserva
tion lies to the south and west, covering
perhaps the best portion of the great val
ley, said to include 200.0M acres, that can
be easily Irrigated. The lands under cul
tivation Include the Moxie. Ahtanum.
Cow ychea and other small valleys, and the
main Yakima valley above this gap. muea
of which is in sight from North Yakima
station. I have mislaid a small plat that
described these, but retain notes that :jlve
leading facts as to the region. This is
not given with any desire to boom any
place or country, or advertise it, but sim
ply to place facts as to the value of irri
gation, and the possibilities connected
with It, before readers of The Oregonlan.
The state of Oregon has wide Areas that
ore comparatively valueless in the present
arid condition, but will enrloh our state
and all humanity if they can be reclaimed
The lessons of Yakima and Walla Walja,
as benefited by irrigation, therefore, have
special value to our own state. There
is a law granting arid lands (l.OM.OOO acres
to each state. I believe), and as tho com
Irg legislature may act on the question
cf accepting the conditions of this grans,
it may be pertinent at this time to tell
what irrigation has done and can do.
I will confess to a disgust at lookldg
over the publications of Interested paroles
who have their lands for sale, because,
while plain and reliable facts would have
satisfied all Intending xmcrs from the
East, their statements invariably claim
too much, and promise what neither na
ture nor humanity can perform. It is this
booming of the region that has brtiught
so many to sacrifice homes and prospects
that were a certainty where they were, to
venture to the West, and especially to
Washington, vher now (I was told so
often) they are in distress and poverty.
In all I have ever written in many years,
of our Northwest, it has been my con
scientious aim to tell only truth, and to
conceal nothing that was true. If such a
policy had prevailed, the whole North
west would be richer and more populous
and prosperous at this time. Our region
has enough advantages without claiming
more than it has to bring the world to us
in time. If our arid lands can be made
valuable, Oregon will have nearly double
her productive area.
r The Columbia river shore has COO feet
'elevation at Pasco, and they claim SOO to
1000 feet where the productive region for
fruits commences near North Yakima.
The efforts to produce in the small val
leys alluded to have been successful, and
fruits, vegetables and hops are grown
there in perfection and abundance. Suc
cess of irrigation there has Induced capi
tal and enterprise to construct large canals
to water and redeem the large valley that
lies some miles below the great gap, and
successful production has been the result.
The soil is very evenly rich and deep, and
composed of volcanic ash and sandy loam,
I am told. This retains the necessary
moisture, while It still permits water to
drain off readily when excessive. The
products are benefited by the presence of
lime in larger proportion than obtains in
our region; the alkali in it is favorable
when not in excess. So far as I can
judge, there is not much that Is injured
by superabundance of alkali. It is of im
portance to a writer to have had some
personal knowledge of soils and farming
to be able to do justice to a region, and
not be led to extravagance. Judging
from reliable information, I find that in
Yakima county there is 120,000 acres or
thereabouts "under water," which means
that canals for irrigation exist. It is
claimed that 500,000 acres can be broaght
under irrigation with reasonable outlay,
but I think this area includes at least
200,000 acres of the Indian reservation.
There Is no question that the soil is rich
and will be lasting; the climate is
healthy, though summer winds 'are not
always pleasant and winters are colder
than west of the ranges. It is claimed
that on 70 miles of the Yakima rlverthere
isOCO 'acres planted to fruit treesrsome
already in bearing, and all will be so in
two years from now. This is only the be
ginning, however, of tree-planting. There
is 3000 acres fn hops, and the hop produc
tion of 1S3I is placed at 16,000 bales, or
2,500.000 pounds, that were marketed, while
2000 bales were not handled well, and are
on hand still as inferior; also, they claim
that one-fifth of the crop was not saved,
owing to low price. There is no doubt
that the hops of Yakima valley are excel
lent quality, when properly handled and
well cured. The lime and alkali In the
soil are of advantage. The failure of
some to make good hops is due to inex
perience, as the industry is comparatively
new. The yield ranges from 1000 pounds
per acre to 2500 pounds, and even more.
The average is good, the quality is better
than that grown in over-exuberant bottom
lands, as the Puyallup valley.
They certainly-jrrow good fruit, for
their prunes, 'fiiafc bore for the first time
last season, are very fine quality. They
market great quantities of fresh fruit at
the Sound cltle. and the product is good.
Peaches arc platited largely, and usually
produce wellapricofs, though not grown
to great extent a's yet, have proved a suc
cess. I neve? -alg an apricot from Cali
fornia as nl:e as some grown at Walla
Walla. They'suceeed with grapes, and, in
fact, with all our frdits apples.pears.plums,
prunes and cherries and claim to turn
oft small fruits as well. I see no reason
to doubt that tfacy can produce all fruits
and vegetables,' including sweet potatoes,
for a friend fhre who i3 sensible and
competent gav6 fiacts to prove so.
At Prosssr, midway to Pasco, the falls
of he Yakima are utilized to secure power,
and .pumping works raise water to irri
gate thousandso'f acres. Here is another
feature, gr it seems possible that the
river's "flow can be made to lift waterVor
the wind utilized for that purpose. It Is
true 'that Oregon and Idaho have vast
tracts of very rich soil along the shores
of Snake rlverfand its tributaries that
can be made i available for homes, and be
come productive whenever they can be
brought under "irrigation.
Another iniportant question In this con
nection is. How" much land does a family
need under irrigation? When you reason
that every hcre'xjf rich soil can be utilized
to the utmost when well watered, it is
evident that 4flf" acres will produce more
than an ordlnary'quarter-section, especial
ly when planted, to fruit or vegetables.
If the state accepts its million acres, this
should be considered. There has been
much prejudice , .against Irrigation be
cause of the inferior quality of products
under it, but this Js removed, as to my
self, on learning the facts. No doubt, all
things considered, good land, naturally
watered by rains, produces the best-flavored
crops. The trouble has been that
they used water in excess; as I heard a
wise man explain, they "pumped their
crops so full of water that their fruits and
vegetableswercotnoaccount." It was too
much of a good thing, and the result has
been flavorless fruits. It Is only advis
able to give the thirsty earth what water
it lacks, and not to drownlt with kind
ness. It. is not size, but quality, we want,
and it is becoming evident that irrigation
is a science and common-sense is a requi
site of success.
Everywhere, at the present day, we are
met with the question, "Where will we
find a market for our products?" Wheat
and hops are overproduced. At least, the
world cannot pay for them a fair price.
Fruit will be in the same category. Vege
tables can be grown and dried or canned
as well as fruit, but where can they be
marketed, fresh or preserved? The Yak
ima region grows melons with certain
prodigality. Where can they market
them? Last year they grew not a fourth
they did the year before, as this question
was unanswered. They can produce alf
alfa prodigiously. They can make butter
and cheese ad libitum; can raise fowls, In
sured to lay carloads of eggs. There Is no
excuse for Washington paying $1,000,000 to
the East for butter and cheese, and good
ness knows how much all the Northwest
Imports, not only of dairy products, but
of pork products and many other things
that should be grown and put up here.
It is time welivcdonourown resources and
became a source of supply for other re
gions. Yakima valley has creameries and cheese
factories, and will have more. They can
grow six tons of alfalfa per acre very eas
ily, and more occasionally. It was un
necessary to claim S to 10 tons as an av
erage. They can produce prunes. It was
a crime to promise the world a profit of
J600 an acre. They can average 1500 pounds
of hops, and had no excuse to put it at
"Lord, how this world is given to lying!"
Falstaff could preach a great deal easier
than practice, but this utterance of his
was truth hundreds of years ago as it is
now. It was interesting to Investigate
and learn the truth about irrigation and
lands that can be irrigated. The question
is of importance. Results achieved at
Walla Walla and Yakima, as also in
Umatilla county and other parts of Ore
gon, especially in Southern California,
show that rich acreage lies waste and un
profitable that can be made immensely
valuable to man. The time is coming
when the Great American desert will ex
ist only in name and be a land of homes.
The effect of irrigation is seen in the
fact that North Yakima is a thriving
"town and looked on as having a promis
ing future. If its acreage is redeemed by
irrigation and its valleys settled, as they
will be if the world again becomes pros
perous, there will be no part of the Pa
cific coast more prosperous, and few that
will! be equally productive. The lesson Is
that, as "One touch of nature makes the
whole world kin," so the touch of water
will make all the soils of the continent
kindred in ability to create homes and
grow earth's most valuable products.
S. A. CLARKE.
"ARE YE IN, J1MV"
COMPLETE I SURRENDER BV THE
A Committee of the LesUlatnre
"Waltcti Upon. Budd to Arrange for
the Innajrnral Ceremonies.
SACRAMENTO, CaL. Jan. 9. Unless all
signs shall fail, James H. Budd will be in
augurated governor of California at noon
Friday. The surrender of the republicans
seems to be complete.- Without a dissent
ing vote, both houses of the legislature
agreed today that the Vote for governor
and lieutenant-governor should be can
vassed before the legislature, in joint
assembly, at 2 o'clock tomorrow after
noon. Subsequently, a joint committee
was appointed to wait upon Governor
elect Budd and inform him that the leg
islature was ready to arrange for his in
auguration, and awaited his pleasure.
With Assemblyman Brusie, of Sacra
mento. In the lead, the three senators
and the three asseniblymen repaired to
the room in the state library, which has
become the headquarters of the governor
elect. Brusie .knocked hard upon the
"Are ye In, Jim?" he asked.
Jim was in, and" quite ready to receive
the visitors for whom he had been wait
ing since Monday. The conference was de
cidedly informal and very short. Mr.
Budd stated that he.4eslred the Inaugural
ceremonies to begin" "at noon Friday, and
tho members of the legislative committee
assured him that they would recommend
that his wishes be carried out. Without
more ado, the committee withdrew and
prepared a report to be delivered to the
legislature tomomrvv expressing Mr.
Budd's wishes. It is conceded that the
inauguration will occur 4n accordance
with this request. The. trovernor-elect has
carefully prepared his Inaugural address,
in which state Issues, as Mr. Budd viewr
them, are discussed Ut, length, .and it h
his intention to lay it 'before the legisla
ture immediately after taking the oath of
The economical members of the assem
bly asserted themselves by refusing to
suspend the rules, under which, it was
sought to appropriate-" $15,000 for the cur
rent expenses of the legislature. It was
shown that over $1S,000 still remains of a
similar appropriation made two years ago.
All of the appointments made by Gov
ernor Markham during the past two
years were confirmed by the senate to
day. There was not a dissenting vote as
to any appointment. Among those con
firmed, was that of John Dillingham, as
port warden at San Diego. This appoint
ment was made today.
The opinion of most of the lawyer mem
bers of the assembly is that in the event
of the death of Lieutenant-Governor Mil
lard that Lieutenant-Governor Reddlck
will hold over. Mr.' Reddfck Is of this
There was some talk today that Mark
ham's appointment of Mpse Gunst, as
police commissioner "of S4n Francisco,
should have come pp- before the senate
for confirmation, but Attorney-General
Fitzgerald says that there is no lav to
that effect and that the, governor's ap
pointment of a police commissioner Is ab
solute. Governor Mnrlslinm's Message.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 9. Governor
Markham's second biennial message was
transmitted to the legislature today. He
pays brief tributes to Leland Stanford,
F. F. Low, Newton Booth, George Stone
man and R. W. Waterman, ex-governors
of the state who have died within the
past four years, and recommends that the
funeral expenses of ,that,lat,e Hon. E. G.
Whlte-be paldbynihefistatet The -governor
highly praises the 'management of
the deaf and dumb and' blind institutions.
the Preston school of industry, Whittier
reform school, normal schools and other
He considers the suggestion as to the
consolidation of the two prisons of the
state at Folsom as highly important. San
Quentin prison is old,,, and. If continued,
should be rebuilt. Attention is called to
the pressing need at the state university
of the construction of a large building,
to cost about J500.000, and $250,000, for the
colleges In San Francisco connected with
The governor pays a high compliment to
Controller Colgan for 'his efficiency and
fidelity; he also commends Treasurer Mc
Donald; quotes freely, with approving
comments, from Attorney-General Hart's
report, and is well satisfied with the work
of the superintendent of public instruction
and superintendent of public printing.
The governor commends the efficiency of
the National Guard, and says: "Remem
ber that the majority of the rank and
file is composed of young men who de
pended upon their dally earnings for their
support, and while in service were de
prived of the same. Many of them have
lost their situations by reason of having
been called into active service. Do not
assume that because no lives were lost,
and no property destroyed, that this im
portant arm of the government Is use
less, for the very fact that 5290 armed
men stood ready to assist In the enforce
ment of the law made such a result pos
sible." The governor Is satisfied with the
world's fair commission, commends tne
fish commission, the state mining bureau,
the mineral cabinet, "the state board of
health and the bank Commission. He is
in doubt about the practical value of
the district agricultural societies, which
cost the state $53,000 a year.
The building of the Nicaragua canal is
warmly urged, and It Is urged that the
state cede to the general government the
land occupied by the Santa Monica Sol
diers' Home. '
The governor says the state has been
shamefully defrauded by payment for coy
ote scalps that have been shipped from
other states, and again calls for the re
peal of the bounty bill. The message
suggests that three attorneys be named
by the governor as a commission to re
vise the present codes. Stringent laws
should be adopted to protect the voter at
primary elections. Of the Chinese ar
rested under the exclusion law and now
In the several Jails, th egovernor says:
"I would recomhiend that you pats a
joint resolution requesting the governor
to commute every Chinese subject now
confined in our prisons, upon condition
that he be deported to China at his own
expense, never to Teturn. We now have
about 150 of these in our prisons, and It
would seem fo be "wise to return them in
this manner. If they are willing to go."
The governor advocates that the state
provide a gubernatorial mansion, and lays
great stress upon the necessity of a more
liberal shipping tax. In discussing state
finances, the governor says: "The total
income of the state this year on the basis
of 1294 will amount to $5,723,112. Thus it
Is plain to be seen that after deducting
the $1,833,500 and the $2,773,000 paid for
our public school system, including nor
mals and university, there will be left
$1,121,612 to meet all other expenditures.
The controller's Teoort will clearly define
what the expenditures of the state are,
and should be carefully estimated and
added to the S4.606.W0, which should rep
resent the fixed charges against the state
as the law now stands. Based on a rate
of 45 cents instead of 50 cents, it would
vield $5 10;000, and leave about $550,000. To
those who. have claimed that the govern
ment could be run on a basis of 25 per
cent less than the present cost let me call
their attention to the true situation. On
that basis the yield would be about $4,2X-.-000.
which; you will see. is $311,500 leas
than the items embraced in the public
school, benevolent and judicial charges.
$4,696.50.' ,f ,
Colorado, nd the Pacific Roails.
BENVEEJan; V. The house o repre-
MntAuves.ioaayaanptea xne touowir.
Whereas, The present management o
the Union Pacific raUroad.Jfbjfive re
ceivers designated by the corporation, is
a continuation in authority of the same
management which wrecked it, and Is not
in the general Interest: therSbfbe it
Resolved. That our senatoRfcMnstruet
ed and our representatives in congress be
requested to resist every jeffort which
may be made in congress "Tro reorganise
the Pacific railroad companiesicO'as to re
instate or perpetuate theiriaftagprnent,
or to extend to them the government
credit, and that they be further instructed
and requested to urge upon congress such
action as will direct the proper1" authori
ties to secure the appoIntmerf without
delay, of a competent and impartial sole
receiver, to take possession1 bPSnd man
age the Union Pacific and Cdhtral Pacific
In the interest of the governnient and all
parties concerned until it cancbe deter
mined whether foreclosure oorfinat ad
justment must be made. . s-
LonnlnR Money to Seedy Farmers.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 9. In the house
thi3 afternoon a bill was introduced pro
viding $100,000 for the relief of farmers In
the drouth-stricken districtsby. the pur
chase of seed wheat and othe&. ncessiths.
It is to bo In the form of a loan, the rail
road commissioners taking 'county war
it nts in exchange, payable in January,
Irrlsratlon. in Nebraska.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Jan. 9.-tA.niong the
r.ew bills Introduced in the Nebraska leg
islature was the irrigation "qiii prepared
ty Senator Alters. It conforms with the
Wright district law of Cahfqrnia.
THE SENATORIAL CO.MESTS.
Perkins and DeYounc tliecOnly Can
didates In California.
SACRAMENTO, Cal , Jan. 9. The most
interesting question before the state leg
islature at present, of course,, is the scn
atorship. In this connection but two
names are mentioned, antf these arc
George C. Perkins and M. H. DeYoung.
From the beginning there harf been more
or less talk of a "dark horse, but that
creature only exists in the imagination of
a few. Immature politicians think it Is
the proper thing to talk about when they
are undecided which way theynvill vote.
There are only two men really in the
fight for senatorship, and those are the
tvo just mentioned. It Is said that the
followers of Perkins are anxious to force
a caucus in the situation, and a petition
to that effect has been circulated and has
received a large number of signatures.
So many in fact that a caucus may be
held. But one thing is certain, and thut
is a great many members will not attend
that caucus, and, as a consequence, it w ill
avail nothing. Senator Peiklns, who ar
rived today, has little to do but receive
his friends, and the real work is being
done, as heretofore, by his right bower,
W. B. Hamilton.
The Ontlook at Boise.
BOTSE, Idaho, Jan. 9. The senatorlil
ct ntest Is growing warmer. A careful
canvass shows thit Senator Shoup has 16
votes sure, and Sweet 14. Two members
are for Hayburn, and the remainder are
doubtful. R. S. Browne, of Moscow, is
mentioned as a can-lidate who may make
the fight more interesting, although the
present Indira tions are in favor of Shoup's
election, after a long struggle.
Lee Mnntle Nominated.
HELENA, Mont, Jan. 3. The republi
can caucus nominated Lee Mantle, of
Butte, for the unfilled term In the senate.
The caucus is still working on the nominee
to succeed Senator Power. Mantle was
appointed two years ago, but was not
seated by the senate.
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 9. The republi
cans this afternoon renominated George
F. Hoar for United States senator. The
democrats nominated John RuEsell.
IN A QUEER
A Place "Where the Earth Win n. Con-..a--
'afant .fetc1 ' "' '
SAN DIEGO, Cat, Jan. 9. Jfidge TV. L.
Pierce, of the superior court, in company
with several friends of an adventurous
disposition, returned today from a vaca
tion trip of exploration to the volcano
country. 03 or 70 miles below the Mexican
line, in the very heart of the little-known
and much-dreaded Cccopah country. The
judge describes that region as one of mar
velous wonde.'. The general contour of
tha country is flat; mounds or cones rise
here and there five or six feet above the
surrounding level, and have a diameter of
perhaps an average of 15 feet. From the
center of these come various substances,
sometimes steam and water, which spurts
up five or six feet from the top of the
mound; at other places only a bubble of
mud, which at irregular intervals spouts
up, and from a bubble becomes a spatter
reaching four cr fivo feet into the air.
All the water thus thrown up is salt, as
though it came from the ocean, but it is
also saturated with sulphur and other
minerals. The ground about all these
cones is covered with sulphur. At some
places the water is hot; at others tepid,
and in other places cold. Earthquakes
are of almost constant occurrence in that
locality, and it has always been supposed
to be the very foundation-head of all Pacific-coast
The "War Againat Vice.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 9.-The Civic
Federation and the Municipal League will
soon be working as one with, the same
identical end in view. It is their object
to wage a war against vice and corrup
tion in cij,L)raffalrs on lines similar, Jf
possible, tphaLexow committee's mode
of procedure. It is considered extremely
likely that an application wijl presently
be made to the legislature for the ap
pointment of a committee having power
like the Lexow committee, ofvNew York.
Deadly La Grippq
NEW YORK, Jan. 9. Leading physi
cians admit that an epidemic of la grippe
is raging In this city. They say it i3 a very
deadly kind. Four deaths froni the dis
ease are reported during the pas.t 2t hours.
O W Ufc.j.
is largely an
great benefit from
of cod-liver oil witlj Jiypo
phosphites, a fat-foord rapid
ot assimilation anaaaimosc
as palatable as milk,
PrPtwTdbvScottABown.K Y. .-tAHrdrarynts.
KTnrmlr' ITtvo It
Dropped on Sugar, CiucrcjiXCoco
to take Joincsos'3 AroDTTS LxsnearrR 5nniColdg,
Sore TSroat, Tonamu, uouc, LTJimnncxurams. kc
lleTCs all Summer Complaints, Cum aaAgrmcea like
1 ESrpra3paid,gi is.JOHh'SOX&cat3osTos,!iis.
! S"i! M
(4 to 7 doces)
To any one sending- name and address to
us on a postal card.
Once Used, They are Always in Favor.
Hence, our object in sending them out
ON TRIAL an
They absolutely cure Sick Headache, Bil
iousness, Constipation, Coated Tongue, Poor
Appetite, Dyspepsia and kindred derange
ments of the Stomach. Liver and Bowels.
Don't accept some substitute said to. be
"just as good."
Tie substitute costs the dealer Jess.
It costs you ABOUT the same.
HIS profit is in the "just as good."
WHERE IS YOURS?
Address for Fkee Savjle,
World's Dispensary Medical Association,
A'c. 663 Main St, BUFFALO, A. Y.
FOR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL USE
CURES AND PREVENTS
Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Influenza, Bron
chitis. Pneumonia, Swelling of the
Joints. Lumbago, Inflammation,
Frostbites, Chilblains. Headache. ToothacBe,
Asthma. Difficult Breathing.
CURES THE WORST PAINS in from one to
20 minutes. NOT ONE HOUR after reading
this rfdvertisement need any one SUFFER
Radways Ready Relief Is a Sure Cure for
Every Pain. Sprains, Bruises, Pains
in the Back. Chest or Limbs It
was the tlrst and Is
That instantly stops the most excrucjating
pains, allajs inflammation and cures, conges
tions, whether ot the Lungs, Stomach, Bowels,
or other glands or organs., by one application.
A half to a teaspoonful In half a tumb'er of
water will in a few minutes cure Cranips,
Spasms. Sour Stomach, Heartburn, Nervous
ness, Sleeplessness, Sick Headache. Diarrhea,
Disentery, Colic, Flatulency and all internal
There is not a remedial agent in the world
that will cure Fever and Ague and all other
Malarious, Bilious and other fevers, aided by
RADVVAY'S PILLS, so quickly as RAD WAX'S
S.jpjer,liottle. Sold hy Drnprirists.
ItADAVAY & CO., cvv York.
jf Ton Have
Sores, Boils, or
any other skin disease,
and Spring Medicine.
raoDucz3 7ns above
RE3CLT8 In CO D VT8.
Parpnis.RlL-atjlefMiess. hizhtlY Emis
sions, etc. caused by past abuses, cirea Tigorand eiia
to snrunsen organ, ana quickjt onssurei
ritMnnliAnd in old orTocr.ir. Eosilv
noekct. Prieo Al.OO&oackaze. Six for 115.00 with a
vrritten cnaraii tee to ettrr or xaney refunded. Don't
fcuya imitation, but Insist on baring 1SOXVO, If
your drurgist has not got lt.iro -rrill send it prepaid.
4JrtentaIiIcdlealC(v,rrc55., Chicago, 1U., crcaragiits.
SOLD by Blumaaer-Frank Drug Co., 144 Fourth
St, andS. G. Skidmore & Co., 151 FirstSt.
Why waste time and money with doctors when
I "WILL SEND FRED the prescription for a
new and posltiv e remedy for a prompt and last
ing cure for LOST MANHOOD AND IMPO
TENCYZ I am not a doctor, but a lawyer, and
obtained this wonderful formula while in Paris,
France, from the most celebrated specialist in
diseases of the genlto-urlnary organs the world
ever knew. It made a new man of me, and it
will do the same for sou. For removing varico
cele and STRENGTHENING SMALL. WEAK
ORGANS. ITS EFFECT IS TRUL1" MAR
VELOUS. Such a wonderful change will be
made in from 15 to 25 das by its use
that jou will be astonished. EVERY MAN suf
fering from NERVOUS DEBILITY, or any
other trouble caused by YOUTHFUL ERRORS
or excesses of any kind, should at once send
for this prescription. Inclose 1G cents in stamps.
Address plainly Montell Briscoe, 421 Cedar ave.,
C2. S. 0. ffSWS 112272 IKE 22AST SKZJHIK?
is sold under positive written guarantee, by
authorized amenta only, to euro Weak Memory?
Loss of Brain and Kervo Power: Lost Manhood:
Quickness: Night Losees; Evil Dreams; Lack ot
ConSdonco; Nervousness; Lassitude, all Drains;
Loss of Power of tha Generative Organs In cither
lez, caused by over-exertion. Youthful Errors, or
Excessive Uso of Tobacco. Opium or Liquor,
which leoda to Mi3ary. Consumption. Insanitjr
aad Death. By mail, ll a box; eis for $5; with,
written ruaranteo to euro or refund money.
Bataplo package, containing favo daya treatment,
with full Isstrnctions. 2. centa. Oco eampld
nnly cold to each person by maiL
Wisdom. Drag Co., Sole Ascnta, Fort
ft o n
SM?8 AFAR ELLA
f P AMade a well
1 l$kf fr Kan of
x. V J
3 f urn
BEFORE ftrTERv Baa 3 8 Lao
Indigestion. Al Stomach, and Liver
TronMes, "Want of Vitality In Anr
Ttmcf Ion of the Body Find a Sure
Nature is aided i3 Nutnre is aided
by keeping: the CvL Iy keeping the
System alvrayjggsstem nlvrnsi
chcrsed vvitli5 MSchnrjred vrltli
To tha thousands suffering from Dyspepsia
and inaction of the Glands of the Stomach.
Poor Digestion and the distressing symptoms
attending these troubles, a mild, swothtng cur
rent of ELECTRICITY gently circulating
through the nerves, tissues and glands, restores
life, action and good digestion, removes through
nature's channels impure secretions and. revives
the healthy action of the weakened functions.
A Bad Case of Dyspepsia. Cnred.
WOODLAND. CAL, Oct. 16. 1S04.
DR. A. T. SAN'DEN Dear Sir: On the 21s,t ot
August last I commenced wearing one ot your
Electric1 Belts for Lame Back and Dyspepsia.
I va3 so bad with Dyspepsia that I could not
take a drink of -cold water without great incon
v enience follow Ing, and my back wat so lame I
could not do a day's work. I wore the Belt
about three hours every day. and after two
weeks the lameness was removed, and I waa
able to do a hard day's work easily. My Dys
pepsia, which had bothered me for a number of
years, went back In thirty days, and now 1 can
eat or drink anything without trouble. Yours
truly, F, M. PRICE.
P. S. Mr. 31. B. Steinburg, cf this place, ad
vised me to get the Belt. He has one, and sys
It has helped him very much.
Our book. "Three Classes of -Men." should be
read by every voung. m.lddle-aged and old man.
Sent sealed, free. It explains our plan of treat
ment gives testimonials from people In all sta
tions ot life and from all parts of the country.
Do not delay writing for It. It will cost you
nothing, and may be thp mean3 of renewing
your life and health
It is BENT SEALED FREE upon application.
Largest Electric Belt manufactory in the world.
DR. A. T. SAXDEX,
33 Washington, cor. Third. Portland, Or.
It is a vegetable product, made irota
clarified cotton seed oil as Bright,
pare and golden as the Southern sun
shine in which it grew.
From this clean and appetizing
source comes the new food-product,
CottOlcne, which is fast revolutionizing
the art of cooking, and. with which, in
healthfulness, flavor, adaptability and
economy, no other shortening or coo!
ing fat can compare.
To sell on the: merits of the genuine.
To sell by substitution ; or by deccp
tion, To sell to the injury of the
genuine, to fthe dissatisfaction, of the
-consumer t,o--iho 'dctrhne&-of.,tko,
dealer, to the loss of all concerned.
If you wish the best food and the
best health, you should insist that
your cooking be done with genuine
CotlOlene. Refuse all counterfeits.
Sold.ln3.ond 5 pound paili
Made only by
The N. K. FairbanJr
ST. LOUIS tuiO.
Chiccgo, Neir Tort, Boston.
A SKIN OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER
UP.. T. FELIX ROURATJD'S ORIENTAL
UBEaM or MAGICAL litAUTI FIER removes
Isa, Pimples. Frecklei, Moth Patches, Rash and
MlnUlieasfn vd every bioralah on beauty atd
defies detection on its vir-
ss stood tho test
of 40 years, and
is so narniiow
tasto it to be aura
that It is properly
made. Accpt no
ilar name. I'r. L.
A. Say er said to a
lady of ta hnu
ton. a D&tieni;
As you ladies
will use them 1
raud s Cream" as
the lea3t harmfol
of all the skin
v,.r snifhvall druirclsts and fancy coo is Cealrs
In the U. i., Canndas and Lurope. Ou bot:le will
last six months, using it everyday. Also Poudres
Subtile removes superfluous hair w Ithont injury to
the skin. FEKD. I HOPKINS. Prop , 37 Ureat
Jones St.. New York. IJc-vare of base Imitations.
$1000 c ward forarrest and proor of anyone sell,
leg the fu:Do-
A. new collar.
-E. Ez W. 'ICHICKASAW."
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DIRECTORY OF OCGUPflNTS
AMOS. DR. W. F., Physician and Surseoh.
ARISTOS SOCIAL :LUB 211. .212. 213. 214
ASSOCIATED PRESS. B. L. Powell, ilaa-
air ...., i S03
BARBER, DR. S. J Dentist 60S-C0U
BECKWITH. IL, Route Aseat Pacific Ex
press. Company ,... .2M
BISHOP. DR. .L S.. Surrean .713
1JELL, DR. J. F Physician and Surceoa.
EJNSWANGER, DR. O. S.. Physician and
Surgeon , 411-413
BROWN EROS. CO., "Continental Nurser
SLANDFORD. S. M., U. S. Weather Bu
BUILDERS' EXCHANGE '...1.600
CATLIN. W. W.. Receiver Oregon National
CAUKIN, G. E.. District Apent Travelers'
Insurance Co..... .....70(1
CARDWELL. DR. HERBERT W., Physi
L CARDWELL. DR. J. R., Dentist..S0S-SOO-SlO
CHAPPELL BROWNE. P.. Architect 700
COLUMBIA TELEPHONE CO 600
CUMMING. DR. WJI., Dentist. ....403-409
DICKSON. DR. J. F., Physician 713-714
DRAKE. DR. H. B.. Physician 512-:il.S-314
EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCI-r
ETY. J. B. Wrangham. Cashier... .500 510-311
EVENING TELEGRAM 323 Alder SU
FENTON, DR. J, D. Physician and Sur
geon ... 310
FENTON. DR. HICK3 C, Physician and
FENTON & FENTON. DRS.. Surgeons.SOS-310
EKNTON. DR. MATTHEW F.. Dentist... .503
.FERRIS. DR. FRANK E.. Dentist 311X12
GIESY. DR. A. J.. Physician. ...-.. .r..si.7JO
GIESY,(& CARDWELL. DRS., PhystcJans.,,70J
GODDARD, E. C. &. CO., footwear, ground,
,fioor 120 Sixth St.
GRAVjES. DR. J. L.. Dentist ...S04-S03
HELMBOLD, R. P.. Special Agent Manhat
tan Life ,.203
HXIRD. DR. EVERETT M.. Dentist ,....403
UACKAT. DR. A. E.. Physician and, Sur-
MAXWELL. DR. W.E.. Fhyslclan and Sur.-
peon i: , :. .701-l02-7(
'MORRIS, E. C Secretary and Maria&ar
'Brown Bros. Co..' ....J...V..6H
MOSSM'AN. DR. E. P.. Dentist 512-513-514
MANHATTAN LIFE ASSURANCE CO.. ot
New York. S. E. Mulford. Manager.20S-200-210
McELROY, DR. J. G., Phjsician and Sur-
' jjeon 701-702-703
McMILLAN, N., Real Estate. Loan3....v...o01
irGJJUtE H. D., taie-Fish,jfltCVeJPrcr
: tecusr- ..7:..r.....u.rt,z;..,i,;:su
MILLER. DR. H. C Dentist 40S-409
MULFORD, S. E., Manager Manhattan Life
MFADEN, M1S3 Ida E., Stenographer and
OREGON NATIONAL BANK, W.W, Catim.
j Receiver i. ...... 306-303
PACIFIC BANKER, AND .INVESTOR. JJ.f
,,iflSe. Editor ,......S03
PAGUE & BLANDFORD. Attorneys - at -
Law 1 71Z
REED & MALCOLM. Opticians, ground floor
1 ..131 Sixth SL
RIGGS, DR. J. O.. Dentist COS
ROBERTS. A.. Merchant Tailor.131 Sixth St.
REID. JR., R. R., Special Agent Equitable
SAMUEL, L., Special Agent Equitable Ufa
SCHMIDT & ROBLTN. General Agency, ..303
STPLTE. CHARLES EDWARD i803
STUART. DELL. Attorrey-at-Law..ClC-C17-613
STUART & YOUNG, Attomey3-at-Law
STEVENSON, W, R. and HELMBOLD. R.
P.. State Agents Manhattan L!fe..20S-20U-210
SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE. . .. , COS
TUCKER. DIE. GEO. F.. Denllst 6I0-S11
U. S. WEATHER BUREAU .007-003-tKO
WILSON, DR. EDWARD N., rhyaician and
WILSON. DR. HOLT C. Physician 507-503
WRANGHAM. J. B., Cashier Equitable 500
WHITLNG, DR. S., Physician and Surgeon
WHITE. LEVI 407.
WOOD. DR. JAMES B.. Physician and Sur
geon ,. 312-313
WOOD. DR. W. L.. Phjsician .....413-414
YOUNG. GEO. D., Attorney-at-Law.C10.017-6:3
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