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THE ' MOTOTKO OREGOOTAN,- TTJESDA Y, MAT 14, 1901.
FREIGHTS ARE HIGHER
EDEJfBALITTMORE IS CHARTERED
'FOE XEW SEASON AT 30S 9B.
Transport Oopack Sailed for Port
land Yesterday Alaska Light-
bouse Flans Marine BTotea.
The vastly improved condition of the
California -wheat crop, together -with
prospects for a fine crop In the Pacific
Northwest, have resulted in further
strength in the freight market, and un
less there is a change in conditions,
"we may see a repetition of last year's
high rates. The British ship Edenbally
inpre is reported fixed for October-November
loading at this, port at the high
est rate yet paid for a new crop shlp
this season. She secured 39s 6d and
while this looks like a stiff rate at the
present time, it may seem very cheap
by" the time the vessel reaches here.
Gompared -with the amount of tonnage
that will be needed to move the crop
from the Northwest, bat few ships have
been taken, and as sailing ships cannot
be brought here on short notice, a Quick
movement of the crop would call for
steamers. If this class of carriers should
Jiot be profitably engaged in other parts
of .the world, they may come for about
tho rate now asked for sailers for new
crop loading. On the other hand, if busi
ness is good in other directions, pretty
stiff rates "will be required to bring them
here. It is this delightful uncertainty as
toj which way the freight and wheat
market is going that makes the lot of a
ETpln exporter one grand round of pleasure.
Oopack will be given the usual Quick dls
patcfi accorded vessels at this port, and
by the time she to ready to leave, the
mammoth Indrapura will be here to dis
charge her cargo of bags and jute.
The Indrapura is scheduled to sail May
28, and before she leaves the river the
Pacific Export Lumber Company's Dig
steamer Palatina will arrive to load a
cargo of lumber for the Orient. This
will bring the steamship arrivals for the
month up to the average maintained
since the first of the year.
Astoria Marine Tfeirs.
ASTORIA. Or., May 13. The steamer
Electric, which has been in the Govern
ment quarantine service for the past two
years at this port, will be turned over
to her new owners, the "Western Fish
eries Company, "Wednesday. She will be
taken to Leather's shipyard to have new
bulwarks put on and her lower house ex
tended, both forward and aft, before
starting on her trip to Alaska.
Bills of sale were filed in the Custom
House today whereby Samuel Elmore and
Paul Schrader convey the steamer Sue
H. Elmore to the Pacific Navigation Com
pany for a consideration of SI. Also John
Kopp sells the launch Hattle to Charles
F. Beebe & Co., of Portland. The price
named is SI and other valuable consider
AT AMOUNT OF INDEMNITY DE
MANDED BY THE POWERS.
ADMIRALTY SUITS DECIDED.
Two Front District of Washington,
and One From District of Oresron.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13. Opinions
were rendered today In the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals in two admiralty
suits from the Federal Court of the Dis
trict of Washington, and one from the
District of Oregon. The lower court was
sdstalned In awarding the owners of the
British ship Ravenscourt damages In
S72S8 35, with costs against the owners
of ihe American ship Columbia, arising
out of a collision in Puget Sound on
January 22 of last year while both ves
sels were In tow by the tug Tyee.
lthe Judgment of S12.O00 for personal In
juries awarded Charles H. Newman, a
ship carpenter, was reduced by the Ap
pellate Court to 56000 and costs, on ac
count of a permanent nature. This suit
was brought against the master and own
ers of the steamer Homer on account of
a collision of that vessel with the barken
tlne Blakeley in Seattle harbor. New
man was employed on the latter craft.
jA. M. Simpson and James Magee, own
erg of the tug Columbia, were allowed
only the $1000 awarded by the District
Court of Oregon for pulling the Grace
Dollar off the beach at Coos Bay in Au
gust, 1898, as it was shown that the tug
encountered no more danger than In tak
ing an ordinary tow, and hence could not
'be awarded salvage.
Atlantic Line Combine.
NEW YORK, May 13. President Ber
nard N. Baker, of the Atlantic Transport
Line, arrived here from London tonight
on the steamship Minneapolis. He went
to England a short time ago for the
purpose of securing, through the aid of
J. P. Morgan, the consolidation of the
Atlantic Transport and Leyland Lines,
the fleets of which will next year aggre
gate 700,000 tons. Should the deal be con
summated, the combined line will be the
largest in the world. President Baker
admitted that the combine has -as yet no
legal standing, but that there Is a like
lihood that in the near future those con
trolling the two lines may find it to their
Interest to amalgamate.
Grain Fleet in Port.
The British bark Hawthornbank Is still
lying In the stream and may not clear
before the latter part of the week. The
next vessel of the grain fleet to finish
loading will be the mammoth Magdalene,
although the Fulwood does not require
very much wheat to fill out her cargo.
There Is considerable wheat coming in
from the country, and by the time the
fleet now In the river Js loaded, there
will be -a few cargoes still on the docks.
Next. to the Cypromene now due from
San Francisco, the only ship near at
hand Is the German bark H. Hackfeld,
from Nagasaki, but a few more will
come along In June.
M There Js No Redaction They Will
Undertake to Pay It in Thirty
LONDON, May 14. Dr. Morrison, wir
ing to the Times frpm Pekin, May K),
"The Chinese plenipotentiaries are
drafting a reply to the Ministers of the
Dowers, expressing astonishment at the
amount of indemnity demanded and urg
ing a reduction on the ground of the em
pire's financial diflicultles, but undertak
ing, if the full amount is expected, to
pay in 30 annual Installments of 15,000,
000 tflelB from the likln, salt tax and na
tive customs. Pending a revision of the
tariff, they also ask the powers to con
sent to an Increase of the maritime cus
toms and the Import and export duties
"It Is asserted here," says the St Pet
ersburg correspondent of the Daily Tele
graph, "that at the request of Admiral
Allexeff, the Russian Government is send
ing.two more battle-ships and four cruis
ers "to reinforce the Russian fleet in Chi
nese waters in anticipation of serious
of Turkey yields on the question of inter
ference with the foreign postofflces, the
powers probably will present an ultima
tum in a few days,- backed by a naval
demonstration. The -powers, including
Germany, are acting in perfect unison in
STRIKE HEAR REPUBLIC.
RUSSIA'S CHINESE POLICY.
Official Note Intended to Facilitate
NEW YORK, May 13AccordIng to a
special from Washington to the Herald,
Russia's efforts to facilitate the. negotia
tions respecting China and to hasten the
withdrawal of foreign troops from the
Celestial Empire areythe subject of an
official note, a copy of which has just
been, received In Washington. It contains
the first complete official statement of
the course of the Russian Government
that has been made.
The statement of Russia's policy was
made simultaneously with her official dec
laration that while maintaining the pres
ent temporary situation in Manchuria in
order j.o preserve peace, the Imperial
Government Is content to await events.
It declares virtually that Russia has kept
steadily in view the fact that In sending
her troops into China no hostile Intent
was entertained toward China: on the
, CHANGE OF TIME.
"Willamette River Steamers to Leave
Portland at a Seasonable Hour.
The O. .R. & N. Co. has changed
the schedule for its Willamette River
boats, and commencing today the Ruth
will leave Portland Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at 6:45 A M., returning
leave Corvallis on the alternate days at
6 A.M. On the Portland-Independence
route the Elmore will leave Portland
Mondays, Wednesdaj-s and Fridays at
6:45 A M., leaving Independence on the
alternate daje at 6 A. M. The Modoc on
the Dayton run will leave Portland at
7 A. M. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur.
daysand .Dayton on the alternate days
at 6 AM. This change will be a wel
come one to passengers who have been
-unable to make use of the -street cars on
account of the 6 o'clock departure of
the steamers under the old schedule.
Smallpox in the Steerage.
NEW YORK, May 13. The Italian
steamer Duchessa dl Genova arrived to
day direct from Naples with 1181 steerage
passengers. Two cases of smallpox de
veloped during the voyage. The patients
were transferred here to the reception
hospital. The steamer will be held at
quarantine for a thorough disinfection.
One hundred and forty-six passengers,
who occupied quarters in the compart
ment with the patients, will he trans
ferred to Hoffman Island for observation.
Riverside Arrived Out.
The British ship Riverside, which has
been chartered by Balfour, Guthrie &
Co., to load In their regular line, arrived
at Liverpool from San Francisco Sunday.
As soon as her outward cargo of wheat
has been discharged, she will go on berth
to load for Portland direct and will prob
ably get away for this port by the latter
part of June.
Nuggets Found by Woodchonpers on
REPUBLIC, Wash,,.-May 13. Today two
woodchoppers in the" employ of Smith
Bros., of this place, -while getting out
cordwood at a point, on Granite Creek
about two mljes wegt ofi town, near the
old saw mill, picked up some nuggets.
One, It is said, Is worth 520. The men
immediately abandoned Work on the wood
contract, and, selecting a spot close to
the water's edge, sunk a hole about
four feet square to a depth of tliree feet,
at which depth they were on top of a
decomposed bedrock, and In the course
of this small amount -of work which took
but a few hours, they had taken out
nearly $100 In coarse gold. They did not
try to save the fine gold, simply con
fining their attention to the large nug
gets. The men were greatly excited when
the Smith brothers appeared on the
scene, and endeavored to get their as
sistance in staking some claims, but the
men could not be induced to leave the
joyful task of picking out the yellow
chunks they only having taken time
enough to stake one claim. Smith broth
ers staked two claims above. '
Great excitement prevailed throughout
the town tonight. There have been many
reports of the placer finds on Granite
Creek here in the past, and colors can
be obtained anywhere on the creek, but
nothing like the present strike has ever
been made in this sections Two hundred
citizens left town tonight for the scene
of the strike, and many claims will be
staked by daylight. The report of the
strike was confirmed by Smith Bros, tonight
Life to the most f avored js not always
full of sunshine, but to the average
American girl or -woman who is obliged
to work for her living, and, perhaps
to help others at home life is often a
heavy drag in consequence of illness.
"Worrier who work, especially those
who are constantly on their feet, are
peculiarly liable to the development
of organic troubles, and should par
ticularly heed the first manifestations,
such as backache, pains in the lower
limbs and lower part of the stomach,
irregular and painful monthly periods,
ADDENDA FROM 'FRISCO.
Simpson Bnrkentine Bents the Cy
promene Up the Coast.
The American barkentlne Addenda, one
of Simpson's fleet, arrived fn at Astoria
yesterday morning after a fair passage
of nine das from San Francisco. Nine
days is not very fast compared -with some
of the old Tam O'Shanter's three-day
trips between the two ports, but it is
very good for this time of the year,
when the winds are generally against
the" craft coming up the coast The
British -ship Cypromene Is out 14 days
from San Francisco Heads and while no
uneasiness will be felt for her safety if
she does not show up for another 14
days, yet the passage of the Addenda
would indicate that the Britisher ought
to be along almost any time. The
Addenda will load lumber at the Knapp
ton mills for Callao.
Steamer Glenogle Disabled.
VICTORIA. B. C, May 13. The high
pressure cylinder head on the steamer
Glenogle blew off this morning, cracking
the cylinder and filling the boat with a
cloud of steam. No one was Injured. It
will take a month to make the necessary
Oil Steamers Burned.
LONDON, May 13 A special dispatch
from St Petersburg says 14 petroleum
steamers have been burned at Astrakhan,
PlnnK Submitted Were Too Elabor
ate for the Appropriation.
WASHINGTON, May 13 The plans for
the 12 Alaska lighthouses recently sub
mitted by Captain Langfitt to the light
house board, which were found too elab
orate for the appropriation available,
5403,000, have been slightly modified and
returned with instructions to adertlse
forfefc-j Cantata, Langfitt desired to
have' th-e $SJBihises built by day
labor, under his superintendence, but the
board thought best to have the work done
by contract, and ordered iery extensive
advertisements, in order to secure reason
able contracts with reliable parties. It Is
hoped that the work of construction may
be commenced during the early Summer
The small screw steamer America was
taken out of the water at North Port
land yesterday for quick repairs.
The Harvest Queen yesterday took
aboard at the wharf of the Portland Lum
bering Company 14,000 feet of lumber for
Repairs to the George H. Mendell are
progressing on the East Side. The old
propeller has been removed and will be
replaced with a new one.
The newly-named steamer Leona was
launched at the Olson yard yesterday and
steam was raised In her boiler to run her
pumps. Her propelling machinery Is be
The river Is still rising, and at the
present rate of advance will soon be over
some of the low wharves. The water yes
terday -was within a foot of the lower
deck of the Ash-street wharf.
The tug Maggie, which has been lying
In Portland harbor, patiently awaiting
purchasers, is tied up at the foot of Davis
street She Is in the hands of the .Insur
ance underwriters, who rescued her from
an untimely fate on a sandbar at the
mouth of the Sluslaw.
LAKE FLEET'S TROUBLES.
Nevr Stenmer Northwestern Collides
With a narge.
OGDENSBUHG. JX X-. Ma-v. 03. The
etcahiship Northwestern, from Chicago to
Liverpool, collided with Gilbert's dredge
between Galloup and Du Plon Rapids
Sunday evening and went ashore on the
Canadian side. The steamer Is reported
to be slightly damaged. The dredge
drifted upon a shoal. The steamship
Meteor, of the Northwestern line, passed
through safely. The steam barge L. S.
Porter if aground at the head of the
lock of Cardinal Canal. Her three barges
broke a towline and drifted two miles
down river, stranding on Glenford Shoal.
All are in bad positions. The Donnellv
wreckers of Kingston are on their way
to release them
BOARD WELL PLEASED.
Work on the Columbia River Light
ship Was Satisfactory.
'WASHINGTON, May 13 The Light
house Board has authorized the contract
ors who have removed the Columbia
River lightship across the neck of land
to Baker's Bay to remove a number of
defective plates In the vessel which were
found to be rusted through or punctured
and replace them with sound material.
When these new plates are in position,
the vessel will be launched at once. The
board Is highly gratified with the suc
cess of the contractors in their big undertaking.
OOPACK SAILED YESTERDAY.
Big Transport Due From Tacoma
The steamship Oopack called from
Tacoma for Portland at 1 o'clock yester
day afternoon, and -will reach Portland
early tomorrow morning. The steamer
will take aboard about 3000 tons of cargo
at this port the principal item being 1700
tons of hay. which is. now being pressed
Into the smallest possible shape. The
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, May 13. Arrived in at 7 A
M., barkentlne Addenda, from San Fran
cisco. Sailed At 7 P. M., steamer Geo. W.
Elder, for San Francisco: at 8:30 A M..
German ship Nereus, for Queenstown or
Falmouth, for orders. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M., smooth; wind south;
Hoqulam, Wash., May 1L Sailed
Schooner Fred J. Wood, from Hoqulam
for San Pedro. May 12. Sailed Steamer
Grace Dollar, from Hoqulam for San
San Francisco, May 13 Arrived Steam
er Alliance, from Portland; steamer W.
H. Kruger. from Tillamook. Sailed
Steamer Columbia, for Astoria; schooner
Lottie Bennett, for Cape Nome; schoon
er Una, for Chlgnlk Bay; tug Columbia,
for Coos Bay.
Seattle. May 13 Sailed May 12, steam
er Oopack; United States steamer Rose
crans. for Tacoma. Arrived May 11.
steamer Al-Kl, from Skagway: May 12,
barkentlne Latona, from Port Townsend.
Port Townsend Sailed May 13 Schoon
er Robert It Hind, for St Michael.
Tacoma Arrived May 12 ShlD Lvder-
horn, from Vancouver.
Vancouver Sailed May 9 Steamer
Olympla, for Victoria.
Hong Kong Arrived previously, steam
er Tacoma, from Tacoma.
Flushing Arrived May 10 Ship Astra
cana, from Oregon.
Tocopllla Sailed May IS Bark Low
Wood, for Port Townsend.
Port Blakeley Arrived May 12 Bark
Leta, from Valparaiso.
Port Gamble Sailed May 11 Bark Duns
mulr, for Port Pirie.
Port Townsend Sailed May 13 Ship
Star of Bengal, for Adelaide; bark Prince
Arthur, for Port Pirie.
New York Arrived -May 13 Ethiopia,
and Minneapolis, from Glasgow
London Arrived May 13 Menominee,
from New York.
Glasgow Arrived May 13 Laurentian,
from New York; Norwegian, -from Boston.
Bremen Arrived May 13 Koeigen Luise,
from New York.
Moville Arrived May 13 Parisian, from
Hamburg Sailed May 10 Phoenlcla-for
New York. May 13. Arrived Bovlc,
from Liverpool; Minneapolis, from Lon
dont Kalserln Maria Theresa, from Bre
men. Copenhagen. May 13. Arrived Steamer
Norge, from .New York.
London, May ' 13. Arrived Minnehaha,
from New York.
contrary their presence was for the pur
pose of rendering effective am to tne
Government of China in Its struggle
against the Insurgents.
The note Is a long review of diplo
matic developments, beginning with ahe
steps taken by the powers to seek an un
derstanding of the alarming occurrences I
in China last year. The note furtner
states that Russia, without separating
herself from the common action of the
other powers, by reason of her special
relations with China as an adjoining coun
try, was obliged to reserve a certain free
dom of action and to avoid taking part
in engagements opposed to her Interests
or contrary to her historical conditions.
The note states explicitly that, "contrary
to the advice of certain powers," Russia
declared openly from the beginning that
she was not at war with the Chinese Em
pire. "As to the political programme of Rus
sia," the official statement continues,
"that Is to say. the Immediate objects
she had In view, they were set forth In
the first official declaration made in rela
tion to Chinese affairs and are stated as
follows: 'The rescue of the Russian rep
reitntatlves at Pekin and the protection
of Russian subjects against the criminal
attacks of Chinese insurgents; to render
acs'stance to the Chinese Government
aga'ijst the insurrection, with a view as
quickly as possible to re-establish law
as. order In the empire.'
"When all the powers Interested had decided-
to send troops to China for the same
puipose, the Imperial Government pro
p scd, as a rule of conduct In relation to
the affairs of China, these fundamental
principles: The maintenance of the agree
ment between the powers; the preserva
tion of the government of China existing;
the elimination of everything that might
lead to the partition of the Celestial Em
pire; and, finally, the re-establlshment by
a Joint effort of the legal central govern
ment at Pekin, which of itself could guar
antee the peace and order of the coun
try." An agreement was reached upon these
points by most of the powers.
' The liberation of the diplomats and for
eigners having been accomplished Russia,
In order to Induce the Chinese court to
return withdrew her legation and troops
to Tien Tsin. In the opinion of Russia a
military occupation of Pekin was not In
accord with her previous declarations.
Anticipatory of the negotiations, Rus
sia suggested the matters which should
be considered, mentioning the advisabil
ity of a Joint agreement as to the im
portations of arms. 'The punishment of
the chief promoters of the Insurrection
and the Indemnification of governments,'
corporations and private individuals who
had suffered losses In consequence of the
trouble. "But In order not to place China
In a position where it may become abso
lutely impossible for her to meet the pe
cuniary demands and in order to attain
some practical result," the note said, "due
moderation must be observed In this re
It was rt this moment that Germany
proposed the adoption of coercive meas
ures tor the purpose of bringing the Chi
nese rourt back to Pekin.
"In the oj'inlon of the Imperial Govern
ment," the note states, "that object
should be attained by. peaceful means;
for only under such circumstances could
the return to the capital of the Emperor
of China and the Empress Regent prove
effective, and consequently Russia refused
to take part In any coercive measures
against the Chinese court which might
have resulted In fresh popular disturb
ances throughout China."
The differences of(, opinion among the
Ministers as to the penalties to be In
flicted upon the chief Instigators of the
insurrection are referred to as follows:
"Having declared Itself at the outset
Opposed to the death penaltj, the Impe
rial Government directed Its representa
tive, In view of the nature of the dis
cussions which arose upon that point, not
only not to enter Into the debate relating
to capital punishment but not to take part
in discussing the punishment to be in
flicted upon the Chinese dignitaries. Up
to the present moment the conferences be
tween the representatives of the powers
and the Chinese plenipotentiaries in re
gard to the- demands formulated in the
collective note have not been terminated."
SLATED FOR SPOKANE BILLET.
Charles S. Voorhees May Be Corpora
tion Counsel Under New Regime.
SPOKANE, Wash., May 13. It is re
ported that Mayor-elect Byrne, when he
assumes his new duties Friday, will ap
point Charles S Voorhees as corporation
counsel, to succeed F M., Dudley, who is
a Republican. The rumor that Mr. Voor
hees will be appointed has created some
thing of a sensation, as his name has
never been mentioned in connection with
the office. He has one of ihe largest prac
tices In Eastern Washington.
Mr. Voorhees twice represented Wash
ington Territory as its delegate to Con
gress. Although a Democrat, he was
elected by good majorities both In 1884
and 18SS, on the anti-railroad Issue. He is
a son of e-Senator Daniel W. Voorhees,
of Indiana, "The Tall Sycamore of the
Last Fall Mr. Voorhees was prominent
ly mentioned as the possible Democratic
nominee for Governor. In fact, there was
a strong probability at ene time that the
opposition to Governor Rogers would cen
ter upon him. Senator Turner, who was
handling Governor Rogers' fight, fore
stalled this by bringing out F. G. Rob-1
ertson, of Spokane, as a candidate for
Congress, and securing his nomination
prior to that for Governor. The nomina
tion of a Spokane man effectually shut off
the selection of a Spokane man for Gov
ernor. Mr. Voorhees has always been ac
tive In Democratic politics, and, although
attornev for a National 'bank, has been
a noutspoken silver man. .
Miss Em. Bsehxeb, E. Rochester, Ouzo.
faintness, -weakness, loss of appetite
The young; lady whose portrait -we
publish herewith had all these symp
toms, and in addition leucorrhoea,
and was cured by Lydia E. Pinkham'a
Vegetable Compound. First, she
wrote a letter to Mrs. Pinkham's lab
oratory at Lynn, Mass., describing- her
trouble, received in reply accurate in
structions what to do to get well, and
now wishes her name used to convince
others that they may be cured as she
The same helping hand, free of
charge or obligation, is eictended, to
every ailing woman in America. If
you are sick you are foolish not to get
this valuable advice, it costs you noth
ing, and she is sure to help you. Don't
wait until it is too late write to-day.
ments were completed today for the run
ning of an excursion train from Hoqulam
to Chehalls on the day the President is
Representative Moody Leaves.
THE DALLES, Or., May 13 Represen
tative Moody left here this morning for
San Francisco, to be present at the
launching of the battle-ship Ohio.
GEODUCK FOR SECRETARY LONG.
The Largest Clam on Paget Sonnd
la to Be Presented to Him.
T. C. Van Epps, of' Olympla, has posted
all the flsh market men In town to secure
for him the largest geoduck to be found
on Puget Sound by the time of the ar
rival of the Presidential party, says the
Olyriiplan. There isVmethod In Mr. Van
Epps' request, as he desires to present
a 20-pound clam to Secretary Long, and
incidentally to get back at the Massa
chusetts man when he arrives here. Mr.
Van Epps met Mr. Long-in 18S0, when the
Secretary of the Navy was Governor of
Massachusetts, and they enjoyed a pleas
ant hour together. Mr. Van Epps was
naturally enthusiastic over Puget Sound
and Its resources. In a bantering way
Governor Long and Mr. Van Epps told
big stories of what Massachusetts and
Washington could produce as world-beaters,
and finally the Governor remarked:
"Well, there Is one thing that we cer
tainly can beat Puget' Sound on. We have
the biggest clams on eartji." Mr. Van
,Epps could not at that time' dispute the
Governor, but the Olympian told him that
if he ever came West he would show the
Governor how poor the Massachusetts
clam looked alongside the Puget Sound
article.. And now the opportunity is of
fered, and Mr. Van Epps will present to
Secretary Long the biggest kind of a
big geoduck to make good his boast.
Foresters Meet Today.
SALEM, May 13. The Grand Court of
Oregon, Foresters of America, will con
vene In annual session In this city to
morrow. About 65 delegates arrived to
night and 40 will Come on tomorrow's
trains. The most important work to
morrow will be the election of officers.
A banquet was given at Foresters' Hall
in the evening.
lone has a new fire bell.
The Heppner Gazette has been sold by
J. W. Reding ton to Warnock & Mitchell.
The Klamath Falls Irrigating Company
has completed the widening of its ditch.
Bear Crook cattlemen shipped from Pen
dleton Friday 110 head of cattle to Puget
The annual field day athletic contests
of the Pendleton public schools will take
place May 27.
Rudolph Jennie has completed a bridge
across the Sandy, near Leona, says a
Southern Oregon paper. It is 233 feet
long and 16 feet wide.
A baseball tournament will be held at
Antelope June 6, 7, and 8, and purses
amounting to $250 wiir be offered to the
winner of the series. s
A. D. Bach, of California, who has been
buying sheep In the vicinity of Antelope,
will leave May 20 with about 15,000 sheep.
He will trail them to California.
A clean-up 'from 100 tons of Mammoth
mine ore treated at the Virtue mill was
taken to Baker City last week. The
clean-up amounted to $1100 two bare, one
of the value of $S0O and another of $300,
an average of $11 to the ton.
The North Powder Irrigation Company,
which recently purchased the big Gray
son ditch, southeast of Baker City, has
completed surveys for the extension of
the ditch Into the lower valley. The
work of construction of the ditch will
begin this week.
T. B. Wells, Deupty State Game War
den, has returned from an official trip to
the Upper Bear Creek country, says a
Southern Oregon paper. He visited the
sawmill of A. Knotts, on Tuesday, the
only sawmill on the creek, and had an
understanding with the foreman, and aft
erward had a satisfactory understanding
with Mr. Knotts himself, in. regard to
keeping the sawdust out of the creek.
dmv&raO Racer ' ' $40
jV. Roadster . . $35
We have a lot of
taken in trade, that
you can have at any
COME AND SEE
Fred T. Merrill Cycle Co.
No. 60, for Competition.
rated at $60, with engineers at $75 and the
salaries of lieutenant, captains and stok
ers graded between the two limits. The
Assistant Chief Is paid $S0 and the Chief
$100 a month.
The Yakima Indians will see President
McKInley and the members orchis party
at North Yakima May 25. Word comes
from Fort Slmcoe that at least 1S0O gayly
attired men. women and chlldren'from the
reservation will visit that city and do
honor to the Great Father. It is proposed
that a war dance fee given for the amuse
ment of the visitors. Plans have been
made for a drive through the city, but
many are asking for the Indian dance.
TRY GRAIN-OI TRY GRAIN-O!
Ask your Grocer today to show you a pack
age of GRAIN-O, the new food drink that
takes the place of coffee. The children may
drink it without Injury as well as the adult.
All who try It. like It. GRAIN-O has that
rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but it Is
made from pure Brains, and the most delicate
stomach receives It without distress. the
price of coffee. 15c and 25c per package.
Sold by all grocers.
New Overland Ticket Office.
' For all points East. Lowest Tates.
Superior attractions. Excellent service.
Personally conducted excursions dally, via
Klo Grande Western Railway, 122 A Third
street, entrance new Falling building.
You can't help liking them, they are so
very small and their action is so perfect
Only one pill a dose. Carter's Little Liver
Pills. Try them.
China Needs a New Religion.
CHICAGO, May 13. Dr. William S:
Ament the returned missionary, speaking
at the First Congregational- Church last
night upon "The Present Situation in
"It Is a remarkable fact that In this
great Chinese nation, one of the oldest
among the civilized, the very home of
conservatism, the natives are beginning
to realize the need of new ideas, and? mod
ernism Is fast gaming a foothold.
Only a fe wdays before I left China a
prominent Chinese gentleman said to me:
'We Chinese know that we need many
things, but first of all we need a new
religion.' And that is true, they do need
a new religion, and Christianity is thor
oughly adequate for the regeneration of
the Chinese character. Christianity now
has more friends among the Chinese than
It ever had; thousands of Chinese appre
ciate the Christian religion more than
they did a year ago; the church isby no
means exterminated or even weakened;
it is still full of vigor and I look forward
to-a bright and glorious' future for it in
the Chinese Empire."
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, May 13
Major Charles A Booth, now on duty
with the Twenty-eighth Infantry, was
yesterday appointed Quartermaster of the
transport Seward, now at Seattle. Major
Booth expects to leave about May 20.
' Payment on State Taxes.
SALEM, May 13. Clackamas County to
day made a partial 'payment of $6100 on
her state taxes for 1900.
Excursion Train oh' President's Day.
CHEHALIS, Wash , May 13. Arrange-
A militia company is being organized at
The experiment station at Keyport has
received a carload of Connecticut oys
ters for planting.
"An album of Snohomish County views
has been sent to the Buffalo Exposition.
Everett comes in for the largest repre
sentation. There are ISO views of that
city, themllls, shipyards, mining views,
logging scenes, big timber, curiosities,
farming scenes and charming mountain
It Is almost certain that the Tacoma
Council committee on salaries will recom
mend an Increase of $5 per month In the
wages of policemen and firemen. Patrolmen-are
now paid $60 a month, and sal
aries are graded from that point up to the
captain at $80 and the Chief at $100. The
salary of the Chief cannot be increased,
as the charter imposes a $100 limit. In the
Fire Department ladder and hose men are
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country, though part of which
has long bean used In Spain,
Franco and Germany. Expert
msnf by Lucke & Co. revealed
the remarkable effect of this
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superb effect, distinctly surpas
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