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Consolidated Fel. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON". COUNTY, OREGON, Fill DAY, JANUARY 18, ISOl.
VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 4.
KB 0F1 ID
From All Parts of the New World
and the Old. I
OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Important Hap
penings of the Past Week in a
Dewet is no longer a lion with the
Another ocean-to-ocean railroad is
Russia turned over the Tien Tsin
railroad to Germany.
Admiral Dewey is confined to his
home by an attack of the grip. ' ,
T. M. Patterson was nominated for
senator by Colorado fusionists. - "
. The supreme court decided ' that
Neely must be extradicted to Cuba.
- Oregon : will send three r-essengers
- to carry the presidential vote to
Much . damage' has been done by
snow And landslides and high water
in Oregon and Washington. ; -
There is a famine in the provinoe
of Shan Si, China, and it is said 5,000,
000 people are facing starvation.
A county superintendent at Seattle
- and a. county treasurer at Spokane re
' fuse to give up their respective offices
' to successors.
Ten peraoDs were killed and many
were injured as the result of an ex
plosion in a hat factory at Denton,
iieai Manchester, England.
The steamer Tillamook, carrying
United States mail between Juneau
and Dutch Harbor, Alaska, was
wrecked on Wood island reel and is
a total loss.
A special from Ash croft, B.C., says
that three cases of . smallpox are re
ported to have broken out among the
Indians on the reservation near Ques
nolle. The place has been quaran
tined. v ,
WorS jast received from Dawson re
' ports a fire on January 7. Three large
buidings were entirely destroyed. But
little of the contents were saved. The
origin of the fire is unknown. Loss
The most serious accident that has
resulted from the combination of heavy
snowfall and high winds occurred to
day, says a special from Vancouver,
B. C, when almost the entire north
ern end of tne new brick drill hall of
the Duke of Connaugbt's rifles col
lapsed. The wall was built to 45 feet
in height, and was six feet wide. The
scattered bricks represent a loss said
to approximate' $4,000.
The kingdom of Saxony solicits a
loan of $20,000,000.
Burglars blew open a safe in a store
at Irving, Or., but secured no booty.
Boers captured three agents of Brit-
- ish peace commissioners and put one
The Umatilla reef lightship has
again broken loose and dir'ted from
The rebels in Colombia made a des
perate attempt to enter Colon but were
Prince Chang protests aeainst con
templated appointment of successor to
Li Hung Chang.
Governor Hunt, of Idaho, has abol
ished the famous permit system in the
London papers loudly demand that!
reinforcements be sent to the Scene of
war in South Africa.
A Leavenworth, Kan., fiend only
escaped lynching by being placed in
the state penitentiary.
Northern Pacific train was wrecked
in Washington while passing over
sinking bridge and five people injured.
Samnel Lewis, the notorious money
lender and nsnrer, who has been called
the greatest and meanest of modern
Shylooks, is dead.
During a theater performance in Chi
cago, a man raised the .cry of fire and
as a result seven persons were killed
and many injured.
While engaged in thawing dynamite
in one of the tunnels of the Ample
mine, near Lillooet, B. C, John Ole-
son, a miner, was instantly killed and
two others seriously injured. . I
Oregon's state levy tax has been '
fixed at 5.7 mills.
An artesian oil well has been struck i
near Beaumont, Texas. Thousands of .
people are flocking to the place to see
the novel sight. So far, it is esti- j
mated 60,000 barrels have been wasted !
on the prairie. I
The Chebalia-South Bend, Wash., I
train ran into a landslide about eight
miles west of Chehalis and the engine
and three freight cars ran off the track
into the Chehalis river. The passenger
coach left the track and the front end
hung over the river bank. The engineer
was the only one injured.
Five hundred motor carriages per
year is' the average output of a Paris
firm for the past five years.
The Esikmos of Alaska make water
proof boots and shirts of the skin of
In the Boston hign schools the girls
outnumber the boys by 1,000 or so, but
in the primary and grammar schools
the boys outnumber the girls by nearly
It DDK MM
0. M. Moore, an Old Newspaper
Man, and His Work.
MANAGES A BUREAU OF INFORMATION
A Seattle Enterprise That Benefits the Entire
Northwest, but More Particularly
Washington and Alaska.
For two years Seattle has sustained
a Bureau of Information in addition to
its excellent Chamber of Commerce.
It is called the Puget Sound Bureau
of Information, and it might reasona
bly be supposed that its field is limited
to the Puget Sound conntry or to still
closer limits--the city of Seattle, from
whose business me a the burean gets its
support. But the bureau is organized
on broader grounds and has made its
field the entire state of Washington
and Alaska on their merits, and'never
in odious comparison with any of its
sister coast states. . . -
The work of the bureau is. little un
derstood, even by its home' people, and
apparently much less by ' the other
cities of the commonwealth. ' It has
formerly and usually' been the custord
of all cities oi the Northwest to stand
on their own resources and probabili
ties, allowing all others to do the same
though generally subject to conten
tion for supremacy. The Bureau of In
formation was organized on the broad
platform that "whatever helps the
state,, helps the- leading city thereof,"
and its works have been governed ac
cordingly. Its secretary, O. M.
Moore, being a newspaper man of con
siderable experience, and last year the
president of the Washington State
O. M. MOORE.
Press Association, has practically had
the management of the bureau in his
hands. Most of his work baa been in
the direction of furnishing Washington
and Alaska corresondence to Eastern
and Southern papers senbTing from
80 to 150 letters per week. Mr. Moore
is a conservative writer, believing that
even less than the whole truth about
the advantages of the Pacific coast
states is much better than overstating
things. - Among his latest contribu
tions may be mentioned illustrated
articles on "The Climate of Washing
ton," "The Puget Sound Route to the
Orient and Alaska," and another on
"Puget Sonnd and Sound Cities."
The Bureau of Information has several
publications descriptive of the Great
Northwest the latest a paper called
"The New Northwest," 20,000 copies,
24 pages. Its different publications
and. other expenses, under the present
secretary, have aggregated a matter of
$300 per month for nearly 20 months
a total of about $6,000. Ol this
sum less than $200 has come from' the
general public the bulk having been
provided by less than a half dozen en
terprising Seattle firms.
Chas. L. Denny, of the Denny-Blaine
Land Co., and son of the old pioneer,
the late A. A. Denny, has been the
financial head of the bureau since June,
The burean desires the co-operation
of all the cities of the state for more
effective work, and is about to publish
a handsome album of 1,000 views of
Washington and Alaska, to be placed
in publio libraries, hotels, railway
cars, and for distribution at the Pan
American exposition at Buffalo, May
to November, 1901. It is expected that
every section of the state will be rep
resented in this album.
The newspapers ol Washington, es
pecially, should be on good terms with
Secretary Moore and the bureau, and
through these every community should
be brought within the scope of the
good work of the Bureau of Informa
tion. It may be mentioned in this connec
tion, for the convenience of Washing
ton newspaper men, that the Seattle
representative of the American Type
Founders Company is located with the
Bureau of Information, in room 9,
Colmarf block, First Avenue, between
Columbia and Marion streets. He is
tire genial O. R. Ball facetiously
known to the oraft as "Hi-Ball."
Wrecked in the Mediterranean.
Lachiappa, Island of Corsica, Jan.
16. The Italian steamer Leone has
been lost. Many bodies from the
wreck have been washed ashore.
Fighting in Gambia.
Bathurst, Gambia, West Africa, Jan.
16. The British punitive expedition
arrived at Dumbntn January 11, and
completely surprised and routed the
rebels. The troops captured the town
after an hour's fighting. Sixty rebels
were killed, 60 were woanded and 200
were captured. Six important chiefs
will be brought to Bathurst. The Brit
ish casualties were six West Indiana
FILIPINO CHIEF SURRENDERS.
Delgado and His Command Lay Down Their
Arms in Panay.
Washington, Jan. 16. General Mac
Arthur reports the surrenaer of Del
gado, commander-in-chief of Ilo Ho
province, Panay. He also reports that
other important surrenders are expect
ed during the next few days. General
MacArthur's telegram to the war de
partment is as follows:
''Delgado, commandant in Ilo Ilo
province, Panay, v surrendered January
11 to Brigadier-General Hughes, with
four officers, 21 men and 41 rifles.
His command was scattered. Other
surrenders are expected during the
next few days. Important signs of
the end of "organized armed resistance
in Ilo Ilo province, Panay."
The dispatch gives much satisfac
tion to the war department, although
the command surrendered is not a
large one. It also was noted by the
officials that the assurances were for
the end of "organized armed resist
ance," indicating that there was con
siderable unorganized marauding still
A Brighter Outlook.
' Manila, Jan. 16.--Optimisra is tak
ing the place of conservatism among
the military men here, the- cause being
the numerous surrenders, captures and
destrnction of insurgent camps,
coupled with the increasing under
standing of the Americans' intentions
among the natives. The propagation
of the principles of the Federal party
and the knowledge that they are ap
proved by the United States Philip
pine commission and the military au
thorities and the carrying out of the
terms of General MacArthur's procla
mation, which classes all who com-J
mit acts inimical to the interests of
the army as rebels and traitors, are
having pointed effect The outting of
communications and supplies has de
stroyed the remnants of the insurgents'
organization. The inhabitants of the
towns are disinclined any longer to
contribute to a hopeless cause, and it
is generally believed that the pacifica
tion of the neessary number of prov
inces to inaugurate the scheme of prov
incial government will be accom
plished before many more weeks have
slapsed; The most-pronounced resist
ance at present is in remots southern
Luzon, northern Mindianao, Cebu and
The first batch of . 30 leading insur
gents who were ordered deported to
the island of Guam will sail on the
transport Rosecrans tomorrow.
General Wheaton reports ' that 53
armed bolomen have surrendered at
Sixteen of Geronimo's band were
eaptnred Sunday night and brought to
SALT LAKE CONVENTION.
Everything in Readiness for the Livestock
Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 16. Every
thing is in readiness for the fourth an
nual convention of the National Live
stock Association. The hall has been
gorgeously decorated and every con
venience provided for the delegates
and members of the press. The indi
cations are that it will be the most
successful convention in the history of
the association. The headquarters of
the association and the principal hotels
are thronged with visitors tonight. ,.A
large number of delegates arrived dur
ing the day It is safe to say that
nearly every prominent stockman west
of the Missouri river will be present.
A large delegation is present from Chi
cago, and a fair attendance from othir
points east of the Missouri river. The
famous Pueblo Cowboy Band arrived
this afternoon and was met at the de
pot by the local committee and es
corted through the principal streets ol
the city. The executive committee of
the association held a meeting this af
ternoon and discussed, in a general
way, the subjects to be taken up by the
From Spokane to the Mines.
Spokane, Wash., Jan. 16. A new
railroad line is being, planned to run
from Spokane to Republic, with
branches to the Methow and Okanogan
mining districts in Eastern Washing
ton, ahont 250 miles of road in all.
The estimated cost is about $4,000,
000. H. W. Mangold, the promoter,
claims he has the necessary captial in
sight. He promises to cut the present
freight rates from those districts
squarely in two when the line is com
pleted. He pioposes the building of
a big smelter in Spokane to handle the
ores of these districts to be brought in
by the new railway.
Assaulted by Highwaymen.
Chicago, Jan. 16. Edward Kelly,
a prominent race horse man, is at
home in a dangerous condition as the
result of a desperate battle with two
highwaymen. Kelly was on his way
home and in an effort to save his
money ana valuables resisted when
the footpads presented revolvers at his
head and ordered him to hold np his
hands. In consequence he was knocked
down and' then brutally beaten and
robbed of money and valuables to the
amount of $500.
Work of Trainwreckers.
Tampa, Fla., Jan. 16. Train wreck
ers are believed to have caused the
derailment of a West Coast Plant sys
tem train a few miles sonth of Dun
nell, Fla., oausing the death of En
gineer Tom Roachand, the injuring of
several passengers. The names of the
passengers said to have been hurt are
not known here. A survey of the track
at daylight showed that a rail had
been removed. Five men suspected
have already been arrested.
Russia Demands an Indefinite
Lease on Liao Tung.
WITHDRAWN FROM TRIPPLE ALLIANCE
Her Treaty With China Will Also Give Her
Complete Possession of the Man-
churian Railroad?- . :
London, Jan. 14. VPrince Uchtom
sky's mission to Pekin," says the St.
Fetersbnrg conespondent of the Daily
Mail, "was to secure a convention, I'
understand, on the following basis: Iu
return for renouncing her claim for
war indemnity, Russia demands an in
definite, instead of a 90 year, lease of
the Lia Tnng peninsula; and of the
Port Arthur. In other words, she de
mands annexation, as well as the com
plete possession of the Manchurian rail
way, which, under the existing agree
ment, reverts to China after 90 years."
The Concert Breaking Up. ,
New York, Jan. 14. A dispatch to
the Herald from London says: . r -'
Attention, was drawn to the sus
picious similarity in the tendency ex
isting between the official views eman
ating from Vienna and the dispatches
cabled, by English correspondents in
the United States.
Another striking instance . has oc
curred within the last couple of days.
As usual the - unanimity of views is
manifested in a sentiment of hostility
to the Amerioan government. This
time the ' state department's proposal
to refer certain points of the Chinese
negotiations to a commission which
would meet at Washington or else
where, furnishes the pretext for at
tack. The Daily Telograph's" Vienna
correspondent tells how the suggestion
has aroused the ire of Austrian dip
lomatists aeainst the United States
may be asked to leave the concert of
W Hm HuHburt who has just resigned as general passenger agent of
the O. R. & N. Co., to become president of a street railway company in Port
land. He has been an active railroad man 30 years, with several large systems
In the East and with the Union Pacific in San Francisco and Portland.
powers in China, is freely discussed.
This unanimity is too pronounced to
pass unnoticed. If the matter were
probed to the bottom, the person who
inspired many statements would proba
bly prove to be the kaiser, who is at
the head of the triple alliance, and the
only member of the Anglo-Gernlan al
liancs whose hands are unfettered.
Englaud being kept busy in the Trans
vaal, is in no position to dictate with
a fair chance of being obeyed.
His majesty is more concerned in
shutting the United States out of the
concert than any one, for it is the
United States that has thwarted his
scheme of wholesale slaughter which
was to imbue China with terror of
the German empire, while the other
powers were to thrust into the back
ground as of no account.
As a matter of fact, however, there
Is no concert of the powers now.
Russia has virtually withdrawn from
it of her own free will, preferring to
make an important treaty with China.
According to the Daily Telegraph
the idea is contemplated of leaving out
the United States. And France, .the
ally of Russia, and nnited by . the
friendliest ties to America, will scarce
ly work cordially with the stumps of a
oonoert, namely, the triple alliance
and England. This simply means the
concert is breaking up into aompanies
of which the divisions are becoming
more marked as time goes on.
Lawshe Goes to the Philippines.
Washington, Jan. 14. Auditor Law
she received, the final instructions 'rom.
the secretary of war today, preparatory
to leaving Washington tonight for the
Philippines, where he will enter upon
his duties as auditor for the Philip
pine archipelago. One of his, duties
will be to re-examine the accounts of
officers of the army who handle all the
government funds in the Philippine
BLOCKED THE MAILS.
Indiana ; Farmer Removed Railroad Track
From His Property.
Crawfordsville, Ind., Jan. 14. The
rails of the Chicago & Southeastern
Railway, which . crossed the farm of
Wesley-Grantham, near this city, were
torn up and removed from the farm
last Wednesday night by Sheriff Ca
nine, acting on a writ of ' ejectment,
secured by Grantham. All train traf
fic including the government mail
service was effectually blocked
Injunction proceedings were lmroed
iatey filed against Grantham, but to
day in the circuit court Judge West
refused to grant a temporary restrain
ing order, declarig that Grantham had
already been kept out of his property
seven years, and that the constitution
guaranteed him certain rights, with
which the court did not propose to in
terfere. The road's attorney asked
that an order be made giving the road
possession until the land could be con
demned, but the court refused to do
this, saying that the oompany had had
seven ye.rs to do tblB and had failed.
The court issued an order, however,
.forbidding any further destruction of
the road '8 property.
Grantham's hind is guarded by
armed men. Last night two of the
road's bridges were blown up, one of
them 60 feet long and 15 feet high.
Many loads of rails were carted off to
a school house, three miles from the"
right of way. Two haokloads of armed
men; went down ' from Ladoga last
night to the Grantham farm. - The
road will be blocked now for several
.days at least,. and Grantham's attorney
declares possession will not be relin
quished until the road pays $3,000.
RAISES THE BONUS.
Seattle in One Week Subscribes $103,000 for
the Battleship Contract
Seattle, Jan. 14- The people of 'Se
attle have completed the raising of a
$100,000 bonus to be paid the Moran
Bros. Company, of this city upon the
launching of the new heathed battle
ship, which they have been awarded
by the Navy department. The Morans
bid oi $3,873,900 must be Foiled down
$100,000 to bring it within the limit
fixed by congress. The business men
volunteered to furnish this amount if
the company would accept the contract
at the reduced figure The entire sum
was raised in a week, being oversub
scribed $3,835. It is estimated that
the battleship contract means the ex
penditure of $2,100,000 in wages on
Puget Sound during the next three
years. Moran Bros, will build at once
new. machine shops and power house,
to cost $400,000.
Commander John W, Quackenbush.
, Washington, Jan. 14. Commander
John W. Quackenbush, United States
navy, retired, died today at his home
in this city, aged 54 years.
Commuted by the President.
Washington, Jan. 14. The president
today commuted the sentence of Chas.
L. McUin. who was to have been
hanged in this city tomorrow, to im
prisonment for life. In December,
1899, McUin, who was a motorman on
one of the street railways, killed an
other motorman. Jealousy was the
Sentenced to Death.
Princeton, Ind. Jan. 14. J. D.
Keith was this afternoon convioted of
murdering Nora Keifer and sentenced
Danish West Indies to Be Ours.
Copenhagen, Jan. 14. The negotia
tions for the sale of the Danish West
Indies to the United States are seem
inlgy approaching settlement. The
matter has been placed in the hands of
the finance committoe of the rigsdag,
with the view of arranging the differ
ence in the price asked and offered.
The king and ministry are in favor of
the sale, but final action may be de
layed by powerful opposition both in
the islands and here.
I1EW5 Of THIS AlID ilEldilDOHIIIQ 5TATK
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Interesting Events and Gossip of the Past Week Reported From
Cities and Towns in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Thurston Hutchins, a well-kown
stockman of the state,' died at Boise.
A movement is on foot at Caldwell,
looking to the early .closing of stores.
Paul Jacot, a resident of St. Joe, has
been committed to the Blackfoot in
John .Harley. a pioneer of, Idaho
City, is dead, aged 70. He came to
this state in 1863.
Callender is the name of a new post
office in Idaho county. Edward VW.
Taylor is postmaster. .
A branch telephone line has been
run from Dewey to Swan Falls. This
gives the Falls a direct line to Boise.
S. B. Wright's two-story residence
at Bonner's Ferry, on T;he north side of
the river, was entirely destroyed by
fire. :-- ...
The aggregate : valuation "of the in
struments filed for record at Wallace
with the county recorder in 1900 is
Henry Ott. a well-known pioneer
farmer of the Boise valUy, has sold his
ranch of 450 acres. .: The. purchase
j?rice was $6,625. - . . '
Thomas W. "Bates, promoter of the
Idaho Midland railway, has returned
to New York. He says the road is in
the best possible condition.
The P. & I. Ni railway 'has an
nounced its intention of extending its
road into the Seven Devils country.
Steel rails have already been pur
chased. The county commissioners of Ada
county have selected T. C. Catlin to
represent their interests at the Na
tional Live Stock Association meet, to
be held" in Salt Lake City. -
The preliminary steps have been
taken toward -organizing a Pioneer As
sociation at Lewiston. All who re
sided in the state prior to the close of
the year 187.7, are eligible for mem
Judge Stewart has rendered a decis
ion of considerable importance to
Boise. - He holds that the city council
has no authority to act as a board of
equalization. Therefore increases of
valuation of property made by the
council are illegal and void.
Fire at the.- Bunker Hill mine,
Wardner district, destroyed a tram
way which : leads to the Stemwinder
mine. In . consequence, -' the latter
mine had to be temporarily shut down.
The fire originated in the pumping
house. Loss is estimated at $2,000;
fully insured. .
James Patten, a rancher living near
Bonners' Ferry, lost a valuable horse
while triyng to cross the river. He
attempted to drive the team across on
the ice, but when near the middle of
the stream the ice gave way utder
the horses and before they could be
drawn out one of them was drowned.
It is said that Hoquiam will have a
The Aberdeen Order of Eagles will
eiect a $3,000 building.
Spokane has accepted plans for a
crematory which will cost $4,500.
The old Hartford hotel has been torn
down and loaded on cars, billed for
Jackman, Skagit county.
New Whatcom is endeavoring to
have the appropriation for the water
way project raised from $15,000 to
Whitman county boasts of the
youngest court bailiff in the United
States in the person of Willie, the 11-year-old
son of Judge McDonald, of the
Dr.' L. R. Markley has betn ap
pointed quarantine officer for Belling
ham Bay. Heretofore vessels have had
to wire to Port Townsend for instruc
tions. Measures are being taken to intro
duce a bill in the legislature to sub
mit to a vote of the people an amend
ment to the constitution designating
Tacoma as the state capital instead of
The miners working on the Admiral
Dewey claim, near Republic,, have
killed lour cougars recently. , The
largest measured 8 feet 4 inches from
tip to tip and the smallest 7 feet 10
The board of county commissioners
for Lewis oounty has let a contract to
the Northwest Bridge Company for the
construction of a 140-foot span bridge
across the Chehalis river at Black's
Station. The contraot price is $1,494.
An important Btrike has been made
on the property of the Oro Grande
Gold Mining & Milling Company, a
few miles from Marcus. Previous as
says gave from $8 to $21.65 in gold,
silver and copper and the ore from the
new vein is expected to go much
The executive board of the Thurston
County Bicycle Path Association re
ports $1,901 received last year from
the sale of bioycle tags and $456 from
David Jathley, who has returned to
Everett from Dawson, brought home
the petrified jaw of a prehistoric mas
todon.' From pqint to point, the jaw
measures 37 inches, and it still con
tains two teeth nine inches long. It is
thoroughly petrified, weighing 60
A 50-year franchise has been granted
for an electric railway between Seattle
and Taooma. The line is be in
operation in 18 months.
The machinery for the new mill at
Hartford is now on the ground. It
will cut 85,000 feet of lumber per day,
and the shingle mill in conjunction
will have a capacity of 150.000
As the result of eating canned meats
and salads at a lodge entertainmet at
Ballard, F. S. Stillman, a rug clerk
of that city, is lying in a critical con
dition at his home, suffering from pto
maine poisoning. .
Word has been reoeived of the dlath
ot Captain William Haines, a pioneer
mining man, at Northport. He was a
native of North Carolina and bad been
on the coast since the palmy days of
Virginia City, Nevada.
The Northern Lumber Company's
sawmill at Everett, which was burned
a few months ago. is to be rebuilt.
New TT1 Si lhi TlnT-V in rm -Vi a fMn.
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rthe East, and plans for the building
are ready lor the contractors.
It is announced that the logging
camps adjoining the Sedro-Wooley
townsite on the north, staited up again
by a new concern. These camps, two
in number, are among the largest in
the Northwest, each employing about
150 men. The operations of the new
firm are expected to be on a scale even
more extensive than heretofoie.
Judge Moore at Seattle has issued a
peremptory- writ ot mandate to the
King county board of commissioners
requiring them to call a special elec
tion within 40 days to permit the resi
dents of that part of 'the reservation
lying within King county to vote
whether they desire to have the reser
vation annexed to Pierce eounty.
Natural oil indications have been
discovered near Spangle. . The discov
ery was made on the adjoining ranches
of A. D. McMichael and J. B. Butler,-;
and a lease has been secured on one of
these by capitalists who will prospect
for oil and gas. F. K. McCoy, a repre
sentative of an oil company in Cali
fornia, has been examining all the
fields of the Palouse looking for oil
lands for his company, and he has se
cured a lease on Mr. MoMichael'a
The organ factory at Dallas is en
larging its plant.
The Bybee bridge across Rogue river
is being repaired and is closed to
The free ferry at Liverpool, Benton
county, is not yet in operation, owing
to high water.
F. E. Dunn, of Eugene, sold 57
bales of 1899, hops to San "Francisoo
buyers for 8 cents per pound.
Fred Walters, of the Farmers' Cus
tom mill, has purchased the Cheape
mill property at Pendleton for $5,500.
The telephone office at Sumpter has
abolished its telegraph office, and mes
sages are now transmitted bv telephone
to Baker City.
A test pit, sunk 15 feet on the Ore
gon Boy, a recent location -in the Ala
mo district, is said to have disclosed a
ledge with $12 values.
Oscar Dilley, of Oakville, is building
a dairy building which will be large
enough for 50 cows and will have all
J. A. Fitzgibbon has bought the
Cook and Miller ledge on Foot's creek,
Southern Oregon. This is a ledge in
which two feet of $50 rock has been
A young man, aged 18 years, the
adopted son of Thomas Smith, was
thrown from a load of railroad ties near
Elgin, and received injuries which re
sulted in his death.
The shaft on the Little Breeches
claim, in the Bald Mountain district,
is down 26 feet, and average assays of
$5.40 are reported. No cross cutting
will be done until the 100-foot level is
Farmers living between Lebanon
and Sodaville will make an effort to
get free rural mail delivery. The
route will be about as follows: From
Lebanon to Sodaville, thence west
about six miles, thence north abqnt
six miles, thence east to starting point.
Georse Newsome, a farmer living
near Marquam, was held up and
robbed in his own doorway. Mr.
Newsome answered a knock at the
front door and was surprised to find a
revolver in his face on opening the
door. He gave up a few dollars be
had in his pocket.
C. S. Warren, Jr., has pnrohased
from George Day a one-sixth interest
in the Crown Point property for $500.'
The property adjoins the Diadem in
the Greeuhorn Mountain district, and
has been developed by a 40-foot shaft.
It is said that average assays from a
3-foot ledge are $25.30, while some
specimens assayed $104.
An important mining deal has just
been consummated in Eastern Oregon,
whereby the Quebec and High Ore
claims changed hands. The considera
tion is placed at about $40,000.
A mass meeting of citizens of Gil- :
ham county was held, at which it was
decided to organize a company and'
build a railroad from Condon to the
Columbia. This would greatly benefit
the wheat men of that county, as at
present all wheat is being hauled in
wagons 40 to 60 miles--