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A new quartz mill is to be erected
near Jacksonville Or.
The yield of gold in Jackson County
exceeds $100,000 annualy.
The Teachers' Institute of Washing
ton Territory, convened at Vancouver
An attempt is being made to have
the Lakeview land office moved to Har
The if on works at Oswego will soon
shut down until better times will jus
tify them running.
Mr. F. E. Smith of the Tacoma Coal
company says that they have discov
ered genuine petroleum in the neigh
borhood of Tacoma.
Professor C. W, Roby and Mr.
Noltner are in the East endeavoring to
obtain the appointment as Post Master
of the Portland Post Office.
H E. Battin of Portland shipped a
carload of Dears and plums to St. Paul
Tia the Northern Pacific Railroad.
The shipments promises to increase as
the season advances.
There are now 7 5 coal miners em
ployed at Newport, says the Coast
MaiL The vield of the mine last
month averaged 200 tons per day dur
ing the days they worked.
The Columbia river pilots left Asto
ria on the tug Hermina recently, t sur
vey the different bars and channels
ibetween Astoria and Portland. They
willalso make soundings for anchorage
Last week the body of a man was
found in the Columbia river a consid
erable distance below the Cascades,
it is supposed to be one of the unfor
tunates drowned on Saturday at the
The brick work of the first story of
the new State University building has
been completed and the work on the
second story has already commenced,
says the Guard. The work is being
-done in first class style.
James Murphy, formerly of Scott
Bar, Cal., was found dead in the
woods not far from Fort Klamath.
He had been missing for some time
and it was thought that he had left the
country. When found however it was
discovered that he had accidently fallen
a tree upon himself by which he met
Statesman: Dr. J. J. Brown, of
Brownsboro, Jackson county, was
thrown from his road cart and killed
on Sunday last while on his way home
from a professional visit at Gold Hill.
His horse had taken fright and the cart
was overtu.ned, throwing the doctor
violently against a heavy plank and
fracturing his skull
The heaviest yield of grain of which
this journal has been informed during
this season, says the Statesman, was
from twelve acres on the farm of Matt
hias Habberly, formerly the T. W.
Davenport donation claim in the Waldo
Hills. From the twelve acres six hun
dred and twelve bushels of wheat were
threshed, an average of fifty one bushels
Merril Fish a typo on the Albany
Democrat one week ago last Saturday
while out near the Calipooya bridge
with two other boys by accident a 22
Caliber revolver was discharged the
ball lodging underthe skin near the
bottom part of Merrills left thigh.
The ball on its way just grazed an
artery. The Hall was extracted and on
the following Tuesday young Fish was
at his case.
The body of a petrified giant has
been found by two farmers who were
sinking a well ten miles from Victoria,
B. C. Its appeal ance closely resembles
thai of a human being, so says one of
our exchanges. The head has the ap
pearance of having been scalped.
The material is as hard as flint and the
arms and legs are broken short off.
The veins and ribs are plainly traced.
A patty has gone out for the legs, arms
and hands, which lie in the hole.
The man when alive must have been
about twelve feet high.
James Snyder and wife and daughter
aged 5 years; Wm. Heffner and George
Hansen, were drowned in the Colum
bia river week ago last Saturday.
Snyder was a laborer; Hansen was a
carpenter in the employ of the O R.
& N. Co.; Heffron was formerly a
saloon-keeper in Portland, having pre
viously resided in Roseburg, where he
leaves a wile and two children. They
were trying to cross the river to reach
the east bound train for The Dalles,
where they were going to attend Rob
inson's circus. The bodies had not
been recovered at last accounts
Very rich gold quartz has been dis
covered on the Petch farm near North
Vamhul by a man named John Ross,
says the West Side. A company hat
been formed and have leased the farm
ninty-nine years. The formation of
the ground is volcanic and an extinc?
orater is to be seen there. On Sunda
last a very rich vein was discovered
and the ledge has been traced fo:
miles over the place. It is thought the
mine will prove a bonanza. Some 01
the ore is so rich as to be almost pure
The Colomais the only sailing vessel
in the harbor at present, says the port
land News. This is the first time m
fifteen years that the list, has been
down so low. Tonnage off the way,
however, is increasing rapidly and now
numbers about forty vessels, of about
40,000 tons. Not a few of these vessels
are from the west coast and Australia,
and several are expected along in a
short time. The date oX the sailing
of many vessels for this "ijrt is not
known and they may drop in unexpect
edly. The Moltke is now 169 days
out from Liverpool, the Olive S.
Southard 123 days lrom New York,
the Grisedale 117 days from Liverpool,
the Abeona 102 days from Bumtes-
land, and the British Army 29 days
from San Pedro. The entire tonnage,
however, is insufftent to move the
wheat surplus, which is now estimated
at 450,000 tons' and unless more
vessels come here, considerable of the
grain crop will be shipped from here to
News has coma to the Ochoco
(Prineville) Review, of the discovery of
a quartz ledge on Hay creek, about
two miles above the Rimrock stock
farm, by a man named Epperson.
Several years ago Mr. Epperson while
shearing sheep for Van Houton Bros.,
)icked a piece of quartz from this ledge,
and took it to Portland where he had
it assayed. It showed both gold and
silver, and he was induced to return
and make further investigations. On
his return he took out 100 pounds of
rock and sent it to Crain & Son. assay
ers, of East Portland, who found in the
nighesr grade ore $1,000 to the ton,
while the lowest assay showed $20
and $16 silver to the ton. The result
of the test was so flattering that Mr.
Crain immediately came up and has lo
cated considerable ground on the new
discovery. The ledge is about two
feet wide, and can be traced for several
miles, on the surface. Ground is being
located everywhere in !the viciniv of
the new mine, and Hay creek is as
suming the appearance of Virgina city
in early days.
The ores brought in by Mr. J. B.
Huntington, says the Omaha Herald
from the new gold fields on the Oregon
Short Line, were thoroughly tested at
the smelting works in that city last
week. The samples consisted of 3000
pounds of rock taken from claims be
longing to Mr. Huntington, and were
in the form of white quartz, "blue"
stone, black sulphurets mixed with
iron pyrites. The main object in send
ing the ore to Omaha was to determine
the mode of treatment required to ex
tract the metals in the most econom
ical manner, and decide whether it
would pay to sack and ship the rock in
bulk to Omaha. The result was as
tonishing even to the managers of the
smelting works who have been handling
rich ores for years. The poorest sam
pies yielded 32 ounces of gold and
1 7 onnces of silver to the ton, a value
of $610, while some pieces were so
rich that it would require but one ton
ot rock a year to make the owner
happy. The yield of $610 was not
obtained by assaying small samples,
but by the regular mill process. About
640 pounds of this "low grade" rock
was handled in one lot, the product
being bought by Mr. Barton for $200.
Most of the ore proved to be of the
free milling variety, and even the
the most obstinate required but little
roasting. When refractory quartz,
yielding but $20 a ton, is worked at a
profit in many places, the value of the
Huntington rock is apparent. Even
the "tailings" from the new fields in
the Pine creek district are richer than
the best pickings in many first-class
mines. Some white quartz, which Mr.
Barton thought worthless, and in which
not a trace of gold could be seen,
yielded at the rate of $80 to a ton.
This quartz was knocked off from
some of the poor samples, and tested
merely to determine whether it con
tained any gold or not,
Hon. H. W. Corbitt has purchased
a tract of land on the Columbia river
opposite Kalama, which he is beauti
fying for a summer residence.
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niable truth that the press of the
country is the index of its civilization;
the lever of mortality. How shall wr
as temperance workers write upon it
the truths we believe, arid through
them move humanity to higher grades
of thought, clearer conception of duty,
and greater loyalty to God? As more
and more the home is recognized to
be the central power of the world, tern
perance which means knowledge, pu
rity, Godlikeness, is revealed as a pri
mal law. How shall this law be so
inwrought into human heart and brain
as to renew the creation defiled by ig
norance, sin, and selfishness. The
years are continually casting new
moulds for human life, and the piess
is ever keeping pace witn the demands
of the age. The plan of our Press
Department of the W. C. T. U. is both
aggressive and progressive. It asks
that the press shall help in the dis
semination of temperance truth,not for
the sake of organization, and for the
sake ot humanity, it does not come
into the sanctum where the Editor is
indeed a King, as a suppliant for favor,
nor as one demanding recognition,
but simply as an integer of the worlds
growth, that has a claim upon the
public for representation. It comes
with truths that have a direct influence
upon the safety of present and future
generations, as seen by the watchful
eyes of the natural keepers of the 'home.
it asks that these be given place as
well as things of less importance, and
our requests have been answered so
cheerfully so kindly by the editors of
to-day, that now over 1000 newspppers
weekly, have columns of temperance
truths, temperance news in them. In
our own State we find so many local
weeklies, ready and willing to help us
in this way, and we feel very glad of
this, then local papers reach our homesf
their influence is past computation.
Our local papers are not appreciated
as they should be, one often hears se
vere criticism upon our own papers.
They are dull or do not have the best
most interesting items of news in
them & c. well if they are dull perhaps
it is because the town is dull, the Edi
tor can't help that, one word to the
good people, to the temperance people.
to all who desire first class papers in
their city just say so in dollars as well
as words, this w.ould be but simple
justice for we all can but see the help
fulness of an editor. Our local papers
should be found in every home. What
a responsibility we find resting upon
the Editor, on the Author, when we
think that the Press even distances the
pulpit in its control over men; the
paper and the pamphlet go where the
Pastor and Preacher cannot find- their
way. A home with Mitlxoks or papers
is like a garden without flowers, like a
forest without birds or sunshine, like a
house without furniture. Out of book
less homes go many of the criminals,
paupers, and chronic invalids, because
in a home well stocked with good read
ing, the inmates have little leisure, no
idle time for Satan to fill with mischief.
A bookless parlor is a howling wilder
ness. Parents, see that your children
have papers and books to read at home,
select them carefully. Fathers
when you read your Oregonian and
yeur county papers, at your business
house do not forget to carry them
home that "wife" and children may
read them too.
New Jewelry Store.
C. W. Smith,
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in Waggoner & Buford's real estate office. Cor v alii j.
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