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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 1904.
Will be Held at Olalla Again This
Year, Sept. 6, 7 and 8.
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ULALLA rUKtj I I ! ft L J. 1
Considerable Damage tn Timber .
and Settlers Man Injured. j
Asiier Ireland, a prominent farmer of j
the Olalla vicinity, spent Tuesday and
Wednesday in Roseburg, and informed i
the Piaindealek that Quite extensive
preparations are being made by the citi
zens of that part of Douglas county to
make the Fourth Annual Reunion or
Pioneer Encampment on the historic j
Olalla Indian battle ground the desired j
success and, in point of interest, even
superior to former like gatherings at
He says work is being pushed by the
executive committee to have the excel
lent camp grounds, race course and all
preliminaries ready by the opening day,
it having been decided to devote three
days to the occasion this year, Sept. 6th, ! carefully set and bandaged his broken
7th and Sth. The speakers' stand is j limb with striPs of his clothing, and re
being remodeled, a bicycle track in fused medical attendance. Owing to his
shape of a figure eight "is a half mile . advanced age and eccentricity in refus
ing. The race track for saddle horses inS the servics of a physician, he is like
ana ponies is about four hundred yards !J" t0 laid nP or somo tirae-
long and straight.
The camp ground
ou the shaded banks of the historic
Olalla creek, within a stone's throw of
the memorable struggle between the
early pioneer settlers of that community
and the native red men, is a charming
and romantic plaie to enjoy an outing
and the interesting daily program at the ,
Keunion. Plenty of good hay will le men. It abolishes corporal punishm -nt
there and will be sold reasonably, and a among the rural classes and for the first
good restaurant will feed the hungry. ' offenses among sea and land forces ; re
Some features of the first day will be mils arrears owing to the state for pur
the annual address, to be delivered by chases of land and other direct imposts;
an eloquent native son, Hon. Geo. M. ' remits fines imposed upon rural and ur
Brown, of Roseburg. Band music, sing- J ban communes of inland which refused
ing and a splendid tasket cinner will to submit to military conscription; re
follow. The afternoon will be given niits fines imposed on Jewish communes
over to a foot race in which p'oneers
-11 f .1 .1 r a
win compete ior me purse; oiner loot
races, bicycle races and horse races will
follow, a baseball game to close the af
On the second day Circuit Judge J.
W. Hamilton will deliver an address,
and a tug-of-war, horseback riding con
test for most graceful lady rider, jiony
races and baseball will be the amuse
On the last day it is hoped that Con
gressman Binger Hermann will be able
to attend and deliver an address, while
a pressing invitation has been extended
to Senator John H. Mitchell to attend
and address the pioneers and native
sons and daughters. A good musical
program has been provided for each dav
and every effort will be put forth to pro
vide entertainment for the visitors, as
well as to provide for their comfort.
There will be dancing at the pavillion
every evening from 8 to 11 0 o'clock,
with a musical concert at the speakers'
R. W. FENN
Lately with the govern
ment geographical and
geological survey of Bra
zil, South America . . .
Nothing will add so much to the appearance and at
tractiveness cf your home as a new coat of Paint, and
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SPECIAL SALE OF
we will sell all odd pairs of lace curtains
in our store at cost, and will give ten per
cent reduction on all other lace curtains.
All Remnants of Carpets at Cost Until Aug. 15
Get your rugs, and small rooms covered
now at small expense i :
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THE FURNITURE MAN
I stand during same hours. Tups at mid-
The officiating officers chosen to pre-
j side during the Encampment are, Col
J- G- Day. president; s. s. Bolster,
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deliver tlie address of welcome.
TOKEST FIISK 11 AS Sl'KXT ITS F17RV.
Ireland stated that for several
da-va 11,0 forest flres of ,hat vicinity were
j very menacing, especially to homestead'
ers and farmers residing along the foot
1,iUs bnt asilJo from ,ho destruction to
! considerable good timher, the only loss
of personal property was the barn, hay,
I Harness anu wagon ot lienry AUDin
The lire has at last spent its fury and is
practically nuder control,
old man inu- red.
While felling a large ash tree on his
homestead, late last week, the tree
struck another tree and glanced to one
side, striking L. Mel Hyde, breaking his
leg m two places below the knee. The
0,tl ,,lan waB alone. his wife having gone
10 sPeml tne a-v w,Ul a neighbor, and
,,5s on,-v hol' of securing assistance was
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u-v veiling an umrequenieu nearny
mountain road for a chance passerby
After some lonely hours of suffering, S.
R. Brisbin and son happened along that
way with a load of lumber and were
hailed by the old gentleman, who was
on the verge of collapsing. He had
Cur's Manifesto to His People.
! St. Petersburg, Aug. 23 The man
ifesto of Emperor Nicholas on the oc-
' casion of the birth of an heir to the
throne, the text of which is published
this morning, is a very lengthy docu-
in cases of Jews avoiding military ser-
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vices. Provides for the general reduc
tion of sentences for common law offens
es, and a general amnesty in case ot
political offenses except those in which
murder is committed.
Crises Mine Located la Two States.
The much mooted point as to whether
the famous Briggs discovery is in Ore
gon or California, surveys have shown,
E. T. Staples, who has bonded and is
developing the property, that the
ledge runs from southeast to northeast
and that the property is partly in Ore
gon and partly in California. When he
and his companions are gathered about
the dinner table in their camp one of
them is seated across the line in Califor
nia, while the other three are eating in
Oregon. The Wounded Bnck claim,
which is a continuation of the Briggs
discovery, is almost wholely over the
. . U. S. Deputy . .
Office over Poetoffic9.
By the Hundreds With Rifles out in
And Left Bound and Blindfolded as
a Silent Witness to Affair.
Antelope, Or., Aug. 23. Slob
law reigns supreme on the ranges of
Central Oregon, and as an added evi
dence to the Silver Lake slaughters
of last spring, over 1000 thorough
bred sheep belonging to Morrow &
Keenan, of Willow Creek, Crook
county, were killed last Friday even
ing at Little Summit Prairie, 40
miles east of Prineville. This fact
was announced last evening by tele
phone message from young Keenan, a
son of one of the owners of the mas
sacred sheep, who has been acting as
camptender for the four bands owned
by his company and grazed in the Lit
tle Summit region.
Young Keenan states that while
the herder was alone and occupied
with the care of his flock during the
late afternoon, he was accosted by
three unmasked horsemen, who de
parted after a short conversation.
Almost immediately following their
disappearance a band of about 20
horsemen, with faces blackened,
emerged from the timber unobserved
until they had approached within a
short distance of him, when a com
mand to throw up his hands was giv
en and complied with, after which he
was bound hand and foot and blind
folded by means of a grainsack being
tied over his head.
Leaving him near a tree, and be
hind it for protection from . the bul
lets, a general fusilade with Winches
ters was commenced by the mob,
which lasted nearly two hours, or un
til sundown, by which time the entire
band had either been killed or scat
tered in every direction.
WITNESS HIDES IX THICKET.
Young Keenan had heard the firing
in the meantime, and crawled'through
the underbrush to a safe distance,
from where he was an eye witness to
the work of the mob. He made no
attempt at retaliation, although it is
understood that both he and his herd
er were armed with the latest auto
matic rapid-firing Colt's pistols. No
clue has been obtained of the guilty
parties, and owing to existing condi
tions in that section, apprehension
and conviction is considered almost
LATEST WAR NEWS.
Port Arthur is Tottering Russians
Lose Another Battleship.
Chefoo, Aug. 24. It is reported
here that the Japanese armored
cruisers Nisshin and Kasuga have
bombarded and silenced the Russian
forts east of Gold Hill at the entrance
to Port Arthur. These forts are
among the most formidable outer
guards of the central works.
RUSSIAN BATTLESHIP BLOWN UP.
London, Aug. 24. -The Japanese
legation today issued a report from
the commander of the Japanese tor
pedo boat destroyer Asashio, which
stated that while the Russian battle
ship Sebastopol was bombarding the
Japanese land position on the outer
harbor of Port Arthur yesterday she
struck a mine.
The battleship immediately listed
until her bows become submerged,
Assistance went to her and she was
towed inside the harbor. Her
damages, owing to the depth of her
draught foward, are supposed to have
Moscow, Aug. 23. "Farewell for
ever; Port Arthur will be my tomb."
Thus Gen. Stoessel, commanding
the Port Arthur garrison, ends a tele
gram to one of hia intimate friends
SIEGE NEARING AN END.
Chefoo, Aug. 24. Scarcely i
building in Port Arthur remains un
damaged. The town hall, which was
used as a magazine, has been destroy
ed. Pour large warships, unable to fight
are at Port Arthur. Only one ship,
a vessel with two masts and two fun
nels, has guns on board.
The fire of the forts not captured
by the Japanese, together with the
effect of land mines, is given as the
reason why the Japanese have not as
yet conquered the Russian stronghold.
COMMANDERS OF JAPAN'S FOUR ARMIES IX MANCHURIA.
Th mikado's iniracnw fiirhtinj; lnacMn-, v Inch it slouly grinding out Ui ft of
Knronitkin and Port Arthur, coinmand-d by four ablo aud experienced general
Kuroki, uf tJie First Array, with ViVoOO men; Oku. of the Seeoud Array, with 89,000 mo
Nodxu. of tlie Third Army, with 85.UX) men; and Nop, with a part of Okn'i army and"
new recruits, nrobahlr ahnnt AO tfY) nmn
AMERICAN MINING CONGRESS
In Session at Portland and Many Delegates are in
Portland, Aug. 22. President J. II.
Richards, of Idaho, dropped the mania-
nita gavel that called to order in the Ar
mory the seventh annual session of the
American Mining Congress at 10 o'clock
tliis forenoon, in the presence of about
1500 people. Many of the delegations
from throughout the United States have
not yet arrived and the attendance is
conservatively estimated for the later
sessions of the week at from 2000 to
George H. Himes, secretary of the
Oregon Historical Society, presented
President Richards with the gavel,
made of manzanita, cut by David Len
nox in Rich Gulch, Jackson County,
Southern Oregon, the first n.ining dis
trict of the state. It is banded with
gold from the placers of the gulch bear
ing the engraved history of the gavel,
date of the Portland session and its pres
Welcoming addresses of Governor
Chamberlain and Mayor -Williams, re
sponses by Hon. J. T. Small, of Maine;
Prof. J. T. Talmage, of Utah ; Zach La
mar Cobb, of Texas, and Joseph T.
Cornforth, of Alaska, and the announce
ment of the committees on resolutions
and credentials, constituted the busi
ness of the official programme for the
forenoon. Proceedings of the seventh
annual session of the American Mining
Congress were opened with a prayer by
Rev. Father McDevitt, preceded by ear
nest remarks from the clergyman upon
the importance of having the blessing of
Providence to make any great effort suc
cessful. R. B. Beekman, in au address
distinguished for rhetorical beauty and
historical value, presented President
Richards with a handsome gavel.
Tone of the responses by state dele
gates indicated the extent to which the
problem of selection of permanent head
quarters is to dominate the proceedings.
It was also made apparent that the or
ganization is now striving in a well-directed
effort toward creation of a depart
ment of mining and metallurgy as a
cabinet department of the Government.
Features of today's session of the
American Mining Congress were ad
dresses by F. H. Newell, Senator John
H. Mitchell and Maurice D. Leehey,
and the criticism just before the noon
adjournment of the lack of interest
manifested by citizens of Portland, and
resentment that the timo of the organi
zation was taken up with announce
ments of trips in and about the city,
with the cost of transportation for such
lournevs. At tne lorcnoon session me
entire programme arranged for the day
by the committee was carried out, and
the programme for the afternoon session
was not made known until the conven
tion reassembled at 2 o'clock, including
addresws by Frank V. Drake, Colonel
John S. Crawford, Orlow T. Brown and
In the discussion precipitated this
morning Senator Mitchell urged that
Portland citizens should evince their In
terest by attending the session to be. held
at 8 o'clock tonight, and also welcome
the mining men by their presence.
SALT LAKE Ol'FKKS SITE.
The heavy artillery of Salt Lake
City opened up Tuesday morning in the
American Mining Congress in the fight
which is to be waged over the perma
nent location of the headquarters of
the Congress. A telegram from the
President of the City Council of Salt
Lake City was received by A. J. Davis,
a member of the Utah delegation, which
in n measure explains itself :
"The City Council tonight unanimous
ly authorized the Mayor and City Re
colder to oxecuto a deed to tho Amori
can Mining Congress for a site to erect a
building if the headquarters are located
hero." It was a.gncd, "F. J. Hewlett,
President of tho City Council."
BOHEMIA-COTTAGE GROVE TAKES LEAD.
That the camps of Central-Western
Oregon aro awake to the opportunity
presented to get in touch with the min
Ing industry of tho country and some of
the men who own and operato mines
elsewhere is evidenced by the splendid
exhibits mude at the Convention Hall,
and by the representative character of
Paso Next Year.
the men composing their delegations in
The Bohemia-Cottage Grove delega
tion to the American Mining Congress
has a larger attendance than any other
district in Oregon, if not the largest rep
lesentalion from any section in the
Following this forenoon's session, the
delegation met and elected Mr. A. B.
Wood, manager of the Oregon & South
eastern Railway, chairman, and F.J.
After some disenssion it was decided
the western portion of Oregon was en
titled to a representative on the Board
of Directors of the American Mining
Congress, and by motion F. J. Hard was
the unanimous choice as their candidate
for that position. Mr. Hard is one of
the progressive mining men of the West,
and no tetter selection can be made
than by electing him to that position.
Those coniosing the delegation are:
I. P. Pajw, (J. G. Warner, Henry John
son, F. Jordan, J. I. Jones, W. H.
Shane, F. B. Phillipps, F. J. Hard, T.
K. Campbell, A. D. LeRoy, W. W.
Oglesby, W. B. Root, Alex Lundberg,
Frank Wheeler, Louis LeRoy, J. Cur
ran and A. B. Wood.
Portland, Aug. 24. This morning's
session of the mining congress was large
ly devoted to a spirited debate on two
resolutions, each of which had been ad
versely reported from the committee on
resolutions and brought to a fight on
the floor. The first was a resolution
favoring the appeal to the national con
gress to give Alaska one representative
in congress. The resolution was adopt
ed. The second debate was on an ad
verse report covering tho resolution ask
ing for an alteration of the government
method of a hearing to decide whether
lands are entitled to be filed on as miner
al land, and asking that they be invest!
gated by the same procedure as now
governs that in an appeal for patents on
land. So successful were the advocates
of the measure that the resolution was
referred back to the committee for fur
ther consideration. As a result of the
caucuses last night it is now almost cer
tain that HI Paso will get the next con
vention and Salt Like will be chosen as
permanent headquarters of the mining
Tho Board of directors were given
power to name tho convention city.
A resolution was passed urging Con
gross to create a department of Mines
and Mining. Conservation of forests is
favored, by tho delegates. Salt Lake City
offers $30,000 site for permanent head
Senator J. H. Mitchell spokoon Port
land's claims for a Government assay
Oregon Girls are Swimmers.
' Portland, Aug. 23. Only last week a
young Miss of 15 summers swam the
half mile wide river, across and back
again, at Portland. While conceding
that she is to be congratulated by many
of us who lack the accomplishment wo
have many Oregon girls who can per
form such feats. 'Twas only yesterday
that Miss Graves of St. Johns, swam
the Willamette at a point about half a
mile bolow that place, where it is at
least a milo and a quarter wide. She
was swimming a race with Mr. Hardy,
o Vancouver, and would have won had
ho not been taller. She being small in
stature, had to swim longer than ha to
enable her to "let down" and walk out
Notwithstanding tho distance, she did
not seem to be tired at all, and backed
Mr. Hardy down with a propoaition to
swim back. When they wore about
half across a steamer passed them, and
the way Miss Graves, with only noso
and toes above water, enjoyed those
swells was a just causo for envy.
William McKnight, a well known
resident of Gold Hill and Foots Creek
where ho has resided and mined for a
numbor of years, was drowned in tho
waters of Rogue river, Sunday after
noon, while fishing in the stream at
Dowden falls, between Gold Hill and
tne Kay dam.
LOCAL OPTION LAW
Will be Tested at Once in the
County of Multnomah.
IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL?
Case Will be Fought out in the
Courts Before Election.
Constitutionality of the local option
law will be tested in the courts, and
a bill of complaint will be filed soon
by persons interested in defeating the
law, says the Oregonian. It will
take the form of a suit to enjoin
County Clerk Fields from submitting
the question to the voters at the elec
tion in November whether liquors
shall be sold in Multnomah county, as
petitioned for by I. H. Amos and 527
others, principally members of the
prohibition party. The petition filed
demands that the clerk shall place on
the ballot the question of prohibition
to be answered by the voters yes or
The attorneys who are preparing
the injunction suit do not desire at
this time to state what points they
will make against the constitutionality
of the law, any more than to say that
it will be attacked from all sides. The
matter of testing the law has been
under consideration since the election
Joke OB Muxrice Abraham.
Maurice Abraham, president of the
Pacific North West Sportsmen's As
sociation and all around good fellow,
came near paying for some dead cow
meat while on a trip in the mountains
south of Eugene a few days ago.
There were seven in the party, all
told, four of them from Portland: Al
Guist, W. F. Lipman, Dick Carlon and
Abrahams. Two weeks ago the party
eft for Eugene and went to Salt
creek, about 60 miles from Eugene,
where they joined Mr. Lipman, who
had been camping out for a couple
It was in the early morning that
Abrahams nearly sacrificed an inno
cent bovine. With another member
of his party he jams warily creeping
along a trail. They spied something
white in the bushes. It looked like
the tail of a deer, and the hunters
were all attention. Abrahams aimed
for what he thought was the right
spot and fired. Imagine his surprise
to see a cow come charging out of
the brush. What he had really seen
was the horns of the animal. The
bovine was uninjured.
Judge Grants Injunction Against
Chicago City Officials.
Chicago, Aug 24 Judge Brentano
this morning granted the application
of the packers for an injunction re
straining the city enforcing the order
for evacuation of the stock yards
building used for housing the strike
breakers. He said the injunction was
granted in the interests of peace and
business interests, and good order.
If the men were required to leave the
yards every night riots would result.
President Donnelly returned from
St Louis today and declared the pros
pect for winning the strike was
bright and based his hopes on the de
moralized condition of the packers'
business and the heavy losses they
are sustaining. He said they were
compelled to sell meat "away below
cost and are being cut into tremend
ously by the independent packers. In
St. Louis the packers are fairly giving
the meat away. In New York they
are compelled to sell away below
cost. Chicago is the only place
where they have maintained prices.
It is believed the packers can not
stand the financial strain much long
er. We expect liberal contributions
from the miners' federation.
Mrs. Maybrick Retanu Home.
New York, Aug. 23. Tho steamer
Vaderland, with Mrs. Maybrick aboard,
docked soon aftor eight o'clock this
morning. A crowd of curious people
awarmed tho dock and witnessed her
arrival without demonstration. Tho
woman walked down the gangplank on
tho arm of her lawyer, S. V. Hayden,
and was hustled into a cab and hastily I
driven up-town. It is learned that the
party will stop over the day at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel, and possibly tomorrow
leave for Hayden's homo at. Ellenville,
near Kingston, N. Y.
During the voyage she wrote a state
ment which Bhe gave to the press on her
arrival. She expressed the desire not
to be interviewed. Her statement ex
presses her joy and thanksgiving to get
back a froo woman to her native land.
with frequent expressions of gratitude
to her American friends who for years
have fought for her liberty. She said
her intention was to remain at the home
of Hayden till her shattered health was
better, and hopes to recover under treat
ment. "God in his own time will right
the wrong that has been done me."
She was dressed in black and white,
with a heavy veil. She was fragile as a
statue as she appeared on deck this
morning and stood apparently in reverie
as she watched the statue of Liberty
and the tall buildings of the city. News
paper men watched her frcm behind the
ventilator, but none spoke to her. As
the passengers began appearing the
woman returned to her stateroom.
Lawyer Hayden said after she returned
to her stateroom that she said: ' This
is the happiest hour of my whole life."
The custom officers detained her hnt an
instant. She clutched tightly the arm
oi ner escort.
A Great Wheal Country.
A Morrow county man tells a Port
land Journal reporter that "it costs bat
little to produce wheat in that coantrv.
as all the work U done by machinery.
Six or tisjht horses attached to gang
plows breik the ground, and the seed ia
covered with diw harrows on the same
extensive plan. No one walks in doing
larm work in that country, as the har
vesting is also done by the latest Im
"Wheat can be raised cheaper in
Eastern Oregon than in any other Dart
of the United States. It is estimated
that four bushels to the acre will oav
for harvesting the crop, consequently
the profits come easy. No irrigation is
needed, but there is no convenient tim
ber in that country, and the wood is
shipped in by rail from the Columbia
nverto lone, where slabwood sell for
$3.75 per cord and body fir $4 75."
Plague of Eels at Cottage Grate.
Cottage Grove, Aug. 24. A queer
pestilence, in the shape of eels, has been
annoying the city officials for the mst
few days. Thousands upon thousands
oi eels are dying and on the city water
front they lodge in eddies of the river.
The odor has become so offensive that
boys have been hired to rake them out
into running water so they may float
A Dcgo&e LiM Sari.
Salbt, August 2 3. Attorney M. F
Pogue filed a 15000 libel suit in "the cir
cuit court this evening in behalf of City
Marshal D. w. Gibson and against the
Capital Journal. The complaint alleges
that the Journal falsely accused Gibson
of kicking a dog until it died from the
injuries inflicted. Gibson asserts that
the dog did not die and was not injured
The warehouse of th Anhland Fmit
Association is a bnsr nlarw ttiBso itn
there being between 3,000 and 4,000
boxes shipped daily. Sunday a refriger
ator car, containing 1460 boxes, was
sent last week to San Francisco and
another heavy shipment followed to
that city Monday.
CARE, SKILL AND FIDELITY ARE ESSENTIAL IN SUCCESSFULLY FILLING PRE
SCRIPTIONS AND THESE ARE OUR STRONG POINTS IN THIS DEPARTMENT OF
OUR BUSINESS. WE ARE EVER ON THE ALERT FOR THE BEST IN MEDICINE
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OPEN PAINT MINE
Near Walker Station in Lane Coun
ty and all the Necessary
MACHINERY IS ORDERED
To Begin Operations on Inexhaust
ible Deposit of Ochre.
Cottage Geove, Ore., Aug. 23. Chas.
W. Evans, of Eugene, has assumed
management of the celebrated Simmons
paint mines, located near Walker sta
tion, four miles north of this city, owned
and operated by the Simmons Paint
These mines have already a wide repu
tation for the quality of ochre and sienna
found therein, expert assayists pro
nouncing it equal to that of the best
feund elsewhere in the country.
Practical testa of the quality of the
product stand today in a number of
painted booses that famish positive
proof that the paint mine contains with
in itself a fortune to the owners for the
supply is practically inexhaustible and
only needs a wider market to f it a
Saturday Jlr. Evans closed, a deal with
the J. H. Day Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio,
for a 24-inch burr mill with a daily ca
pacity of two tons. Monday Jlr. Evans
ordered from the Wynne Hardware
Company of Cottage Groves six-horsepower
gasoline engine with which to
operate the mill, and a lot of necessary
tools for getting oat the prodact.
Work will begin at -once on mining
the ochre and sienna and the machinery
will arrive and be installed ready to be
gin operations within the next six
weeks. Next summer it is the intention
to install a 36-inch mill in order to in
crease the oat pat.
The Harrett is Ended.
The past week has been dry, with cool
nights and warm afternoons'. Pasturage,
potatoes and gardens need rain badly,
but corn and hops are standing the dry
weather better than expected. The
grain harvest is drawing to a close, and
most of the wheat in Willamette valley
and in southern Oregon has been cat
and threshed. Fall wheat and barley
yields are generally above the average.
Spring wheat and oats are below the
average in quantity, bat above the
uverage in quality.
Hops are doing weU and the Tines are
free from vermin. Picking will begin in
the early yards within two weeks. It ia
hard to judge the size of the crop on ac
count of the increased acreage, bat in
dividual yards generally will not produce
as abadantly as they did last year.
Corn is doing remarkably well and
ears promise to be large and well filled.
Without rain soon potatoes will be a
poor crop. Apples in some localities
have dropped badly but the crop is still
good. Peaches, plums ami blackberries
, are plentiful in the market.
T. W. BKS30S, A . C. H AKSTKS3
President. Vice President.
BOARD OP DIRECTORS
F. W. BENSON, R. A. BOOTU J. H. BOOTH.
J.T. BRIDGES', JOS. LYONS, A. C.SIARSTKRS
K. L. MILLER.
A GENERAL BANKING