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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY A, 1904.
FORCED TO CLOS
EARLIER THAN FIRST ADVERTISED
1 7th ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE
W I LIIL CLOSE
Wednesday, February 10, 190
Come at Once
To Secure the Reduced Prices
The PEOPLES WAREHOUS
E. a. ii
J pi 111.
A BIG PROPOSITION
MILLS IN INLAND EMPIRE.
Projector Claims That Wheat Grow
ers are the Victims of a Combine
Which Arbitrarily Fixes the Price
of Wheat Cites an Instance of
Immense Milling Profits Inside
Sprague, Wash., Feb. 4. The
wheat growers are confronted with
a colossal organization, tlio llko of
-which never existed beforo In tho
northwest. At the perfecting of
that organization, wheat dropped
five cents per bushel in one day last
fall In this market, while the raar
3etB of the world were unchanged.
Hitherto competition In Spraguc
had always been exceedingly active,
but thereafter all local buyers quot
ed the same price and tho result to
the farmers was the samo as though
but one buyer were In the field.
The backbone of the organization
Is the two great milling companies
of tho the northwest. Those com
panies are determined to absorb
most, of tho difference of tho price
of wheat compared with Liverpool,
and the price of flour In the Orient.
In other words they propose to buy
on a Liverpool basis and sell on 'in
Oriental basis, thus gaining to them
selves all of the advantages of that
Under present conditions thoy are
able to do so, and tho producer" Is
powcrifs to help himself "H"ivcn
helps (hose who help tliemsc ves,"
The tarmers of the Inland l.' .iplro
are abundantly able to protect them
selves. Thoy could put In a plant
In competition with tho (louring con
cerns, and, while receiving a fair
return on their investment, thoy
could secure to tho producer a fair
price for his wheat.
Tho farmers could easily spare
$500,000 for such a purpose. Thero
aro 200 or 300 farmers In Eastern
Washington who could put $1,000
apiece In the proposition who would
never miss the monoy, and thoy
would probably mako it back on Ihf
advanced price f their wheat and
on the Investment in a single year,
for J300.000 they could put In a sys
lem of mills equal to the Centen
nial .Milling company.
I would call your attention to the
Centennial mill's statement in a
recent Spokesman-Review", wherein
their capital was placed at $300,000,
dividends 12 per cent, and undlvld
ed profits between $700,000 and
Sush a plant, supplemented by a
system of warehouses, under compe
tent management, would effectually
protect the Interests of the pro
ducer. Tho farmers of tho Inland Em
plro aro fully able to take care of
themselves. Will thoy do It? T. C.
' Advancing Prices for Securities and
Grains, and Cottons at Highest
Figure Since the Civil War Lead
Ore High, and all Mills are Full
of Orders Lumber and Clothing
Notice to the Public.
All persons knowing themselves
Indebted to I). Kemler & Son will
kindly call and settle at onco, as wo
need tno money.
D. KEMLER & SON.
Strength has little need of style.
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Oregonlan guessing contest, wherein some ono of tho subscribers
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Pendleton, Ore., 1904
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Including tho numbers 012 nnd 987. and all numbors between tho
EAST OltEdONIAN PUBLISHING CO.
Chicago, 111., Feb. The goner
al business ultiint Inn In ihn mMjIt.
West Is reported bettor now than It
una neen lor some months. With
advanced nrlns for Rnrnriilns n?,l
grains, with cottjn at the highest
prico sinco ino war. and wltn sllgiit
supplies of practically all materials
except pig iron, mo general condl
tlon Is genuinely healthy. Tho
change In tho sentiment of tho
iraues sinco .November has been re
markable, and Hid Indlrnli nnR nrn
that the Improvement will continue
inricnniteiy in almost nil depart
merits of business.
Wire and nail mills nrn full nf
orders for both domestic and for
eign accounts and tho light hard
ware business Is llkewlso showing
signs of Improvement, many spring
orders being received. Meats aro
stronger, lead ore In tho Joplln dis
trict auvancing to tno highest price
wiuim mo jasi ten years.
Tho spring business in tho dry
KOods trade is fair, nhnwlni nn lm.
provemcnt over last January. Tho
ciounng trauo reports better id
vance-order business than for sov.
oral years past. With tho shoo
trade moro business has been douo
than In tho corresponding porlod
Tho lumber market also ls In Im
proved condition, owing to bettor
demand from many Interior sec
tions. Thero Is a heavy demand
from tho Western railroads for
Tho wholosaln ernrfrv lruli an.
cording to best roports, Is showing
iiiuuuruiu expansion. uoadmen re
port good business on tho road, with
CaSV COllOCtlonR liml Ihn nrn.n',,
- - , ...... a.u I,UUnib,.
aro for a still further Improvement
in wo inquiry for staples.
A Vest Pocket Doctor.
Never In tho
carry, easy to ta.: , plw.saj.i and nev
er falling In results ari DoWltt's Lit
tle Earlv HlSOrS. A Vln nt Ihnnn lit.
tlo pills In tho vest pocktt Is a cor.
tain gunrnnteo against hcadacho, bil
iousness, torpid liver and it ot tho
Ills resulting from constipation. Thoy
tonic and strengthen tho Hvor Sold
uy i oilman & uo
Mr. Hug Gracious' 1 gesh I'll have to slop drinking thinli bug-Juice,
'm sheeln' snakes again.
FEWER SHEEP NOW THAN 50 YEARS AG'O
There are fewer sheep In tho
United States today, when compared
to tho population, than thero wore
50 years ago. In 1850 tlioro woro .91
sheep per capita and ,n 1900 thero
wcjo only .52. Whllo this Is tho ox
act situation, It does not toll nil of
It. Fifty years ago thero woro but
few, sheep exported Into other coun
tries and great numbors of them
were kept for tho fleeces and thoy
would bo counted by tho census ofllc
or, whereas In later years tho sheep
aro soon made for tho shambles and
aro turned Into market for meat.
Fifty years ago tho largo sheep
ranches of Atistrnlln nml m,n,
Amorlca had not been started to sup
ply tno uemand for sheep products.
Wn did nnf utnrt nut tn nmrm n no
thing by this lack In Increase of
sheop In proportion to tho popula
tion, hut wn thnuohr. It ml,,),, Un n
holp to understand tho situation and
uutiwor mu question, "Why not
moro sheep?" In passing along over
thft country nnn will immntlmna
ol miles without having tho privi
lege ot seeing a npcK ot sheop. If
tlioro enn bo any irooil
farms should bo lacking In sheep wo
wouiu uo pieaseu to Know whnt It
is. Wo havo been studying- tho
nrohlom for mnnv von nml
seem to bo no noaror a solution now
than wo woro 40 years ago.
Tho mah who keeps sheep finds
thorn profitable tho packor Is Inter
ested In a good grado of sheop and
tho bettor tho nrado tho greater In-
tOrOSt llO talCOB In bin lmalnnaa .
ho knows a good cut of mutton when
it is put nororo mm. Tho wearer of
woolons Is also vnrv muni, ,...,., I
ed In sheop, sinco ho would much'
rather wear wnnl tlmn nlimlilv nml
.especially when ho pays "all wool
prices," lor nis clothing,
aii.,,,.. I..,,,., i.., . i... ...I...., ...
...vu,, iih.u uuun mu miivuiiuu ui
England, whom tdr lnn,l t
valuahlo than ln this country, and
yet there aro thoso in this country
who fool that tho land Is too high 'n
prlco to admit nf tho shoop Industry
entering into tno plan of mnnago
mcnt. It Ih thnrn uihnrn II. o nnl
ma with the goldon hoof pays tho
Let us study tho problem, from tho
profitable standpoint nnd soo why
thero nro not -moro sheop. Tho
chlof reason why thoro aro so fow
sheop Is bccniiso pcoplo nro not od
ucated In tholr management. With
so many It Is "Llko fathor llko son."
If tho fathor kept shbop tho son Is
liable to follow. If he, linn nnt knnt
thCtn tho ROn U Itntiln tn ntf Lnnw
-. - IIHMIU VU t"W nil""
iinyiningjiuout tho business and will
probably not en mtiih nut nf Vila
way to ascertain whnt thoro Is In
mu industry. This Is ,a poor ox
cuso for a mnn who Is Intelligent.
Intelligence spenks out loud and in
dicates tho way ono should go 'a
mako his vocation profltnblo nnd
A look nt tho situation whojcorn.-JwrcjL-wlth-prosont-
iirlcoT of shoop
products ought to bo convincing to
any man who will tnko tho tlmo to
give tho matter n llttlo study. Thoro
'nro but fow farms whoro tho farmor
Would not lin linltn,- ntf 1.., l,,.l.,
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on them a fow shoop. Now nnd
i ion nicro will bo a failure hut
thoro nro fowor failures In this lino
Minn In ativ ntlmi- ti,., nnn..iin
habits of tho shoop ronulro a pocn-
liar mnnagoment nnd ono has lo
gain a Knowledgo of this method
nnd havo a liking for tho business;-
Ways of doing a thing
the rioht and the wrong.
Only one way ot doing
it here- and that's the
Rimuirus a special kind
of skill. Only thosevvith
a keen eve and delicate
touch can satisfactorily
ncrforin the necessary !
work. We do repairing
as it should be done,
Teweler and OptWa
Post Office Block
a TUT A WAV TEAM '
is sure to do more or "-Tip4il
carriage, but whether J"" '"ttrWi
Trl trk,,, nrcldent or ordinary w JJ
teaBr "brlnK- your vehicles
vviiiln nnr leniltatlon W.wiur';i,B bei
o7fVW good people wb. ffi'SjiM-J
" In lba o.
tlio Dent priwu
Btavor uunuo I
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