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General Review of Important Happen-
penigs Presented in a Brief and
Germany and Russia are reported to
have made a secret agreement.
St. Peterbsurg is confident that Ku
ropatkin will relieve Port Arthur
Tokio has advices that three Russian
ships at Port Arthur have been lost.
London war experts believe that the
Russian advance is just what the Jap
General Funston, in his annual re
pot t, urges an increase in the pay of
enlisted men in the aimy.
Labor Commissioner Hoff, of Oregon,
reports that the cost of living has in
creased 15 per cent in the past four
An officer who has just escaped from
Port Arthur says there are plenty of
Btores yet untouched. The garrison
now comprises 23,000 soldiers and 16,
The Baltic fleet has at last made
what is declared by the authorities its
actual start for the Far East. From
othr sources, however, it is said the
fleet is uneeaworthy and another post
ponement is expected.
A daring jail break has been frus
trated at the Multnomah county jail,
Five prisoners proposed to kill the
jailer, but the plot was revealed by a
man condemned to be hung, who is
awaiting a decision of the supreme
Burglars gained entrance to a Silvej
City, Nev., store and secured $2,300 in
It is believed a peace treaty will be
signed by Bolivia and Chile within a
The national 1905 fair committee
will allot space and funds for exhibits
Russian police have discovered that
exiles are leaders in a Movement to
revive a reignof terror.
Robbers dynamited the safe of the
Freeland, Ind., bank. It is reported
that they secured (20,000
Tokio has advices showing that the
Japanese losses are not nearly as large
as reported by the Russians.
One of the first acta of the new Rua
sian minister of the interior was to dis
chaige the bodyguard of his predecessoi
Rivers in Mew Mexico have again
overflowed their banks, causing addi
tional loses to railroad and ether prop
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Darl
ing will visit the coast in November
and inspect the Putret sound and Mare
island navy yards.
The nrst great American auto race,
for the Vanderbilt cup, resulted in the
death of one chaffeur and fatal injuries
to a millionaire. An American won
The Mukden situation
German shipbuilders are busy turn
ing out war supplies for Russia.
Russian Ambassador McCormick
coming home on leave of absence.
The dredge Chirook has made the
channel across the bar at the mouth of
the Columbia two feet deeper.
Russians claim that Japanese are
cutting off the queues of Coieans and
forcing them to join the army.
The German steamer Progress has
run a cargo of coal into Vladivostok
and onicers of the vessel say it is easy
to elude the Japanese.
The British steamer Sishan, from
Hong Kong, hae been seized by the
Japanese off Niu Chwang. The Sis
han cairied a cargo of cattle and flour
intended for Port Arthur.
It is leported that the fire of the Jap
anese land batteries have severely dam
aged four Russian warships in the
harbor of Port Arthur. It is stated
that one of the vessels was completely
The volcano Pelee, Martinique island
is in violent eruption.
Brigadier General William S. Worth,
retned, is critically ill.
The Japanese are capturing many
junks loaded with provisions trying to
enter Port Arthur.
The Russians are
activity at Mukden,
the move is in doubt.
The meaning of
Fire of an unknown origin started in
the hold of the cruiser Washnigton, be
ing built at New York. It was extin
guished before serious damage was done.
Filipinos are holding meetings at
Manila for the purpose of discussing
ways and means of securing independ
ence. Harriman is endeavoring to gain con
trol of the St. Paul railroad.
A Japanese leader predicts a long
struggle and expects that Japan will be
out $1,000,000,000 in two years.
A robber walked into the bank of a
small town near Council Bluffs, Iowa,
and after compelling the assistant
cashier to hand over $1,500, locked her
in the big vault and depaited.
Russia ia finding it veiy difficult to
secure ships to carry coal to Vladivostok.
CRASH IN DEEP CUT.
Bad Freight Wreck on Northern Pa
t cific in Montana.
Missoula. Mont.. Oct. 12. One of
the worst freight wrecks which has oc
curred on the Rocay 'Mouutain division
of the Nori hern Pacific in many years
from the standpoint of delayed traffic
took place at an early hour this morn
ing, about five miles east of Garrison
Mont. Freight cars loaded with ex
pott shipments for the Orient, were
piled 50 feet high, and the wieckage of
two trains is scattered along the track
for a considerable distance.
Traffic was brought to a complete
standstill, and no trains were able to
the scene of the wreck for 18
hours. One of the train crew, ireman
Bowman, of an extra east bound freight
was instantly killed, and two other
trainmen were hurt, though not sen
The accident was due to a mistake
in construing the orders on the part of
the engineer of the eastbound freight
He had orders to meet three sections of
No. 53 freight, west bound, on the sid
ing at Big Bend. The third section had
passed the extra ahead of the original
HPrnnd section. As ihe number of the
engine of this second section corre
sponded to the engine supposed to
pulling the third section, as given in
the orders, the extra's engineer pulled
The extra met the original second
section in a deep cut, while both trains
were running at a high rate of speed
The impact was terrific, throwing the
debris mountain high, both engines
completey telescoping. It was impos
sible to build a track around the wreck
by reason of the deep cut.
PATENT DRUGS COUNTERPEITED.
Factorv in New YorK is Discoverea
New York, Oct. 12. The New York
nnlira are convinced that they nave
hrnken nt a gigantic drug swindle bv
the arrest of several men in this city
The arrests were made on information
that well known proprietary medicines
wnie being counterfeited and sold as
genuine, and the authorities assert that
the investigation is not complete.
DrnuH seized at the apartment of
Howard E. Wooten today, it is said,
are valued at $10,000. Wooten is one
of the men under arrest. The others
are S. B. Minden, Manville Thomae,
Charles S. Horn, Charles F. Risley and
Walter S. Rockey. It is asserted by
Incul detectives that slips were found
in the places raidtd giving the names
of 5.000 druggists throughout the
i-niint.rv to whom dangerous mixtures
made in New lork weie sola.
It is said that the most in portant
finds in the raids was the circulars sent
out to druggists ana containing me
nr,.l hv which thev could oider the
preparations. It is allegea by tne po
lice that preparations made by the best
known chemical firms in Europe were
nnnntcr feitfed. Iu circulars discoverea
was the statement:
'All these goods are genuine, in
original packages and unopened."
The price list showed that tne arugs
in the list were being sold at from 15
to 50 per cent below the usual selling
CHOKE IN TUNNEL.
Six Men Lose Lives Under St. uair,
Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 12. Six
employes of the Grand Trunk railway
were suffcated to death by coal gas to
day in the St. Clair tunnel, which runs
under the St. Clair river, from Port
Huron to Saruia, Ont. A coal train
broke in two while passing through the
tunnel, and three of the tram crew
were suffocated while part of the train
lay stalled in the tunnel. The engineer
pulled out with his engine, out return
ed and lost his life in an endeavor to
Dush the stalled cars back to safety.
Superintendent A. S. Begg and another
man perished in attempts to go
rescue of the o.hers.
Chinese Buy Provisions.
Shanghai, Oct. 12. Chinese govern
ment officials are reported to be pur
chasing here foreign provisions which
are to be shipped to Tien Tein. The
purpose for whcih the provisions are
being puichased is unknown. Well
informed Chinese express the opinion
that th. y ara intended for the Russian
army. A telegram irom A.euin, in
the province of Kwangsi, in Souihern
China, says that the Chinese troops
have defeated a large body ot rebels at
Lochenshien, aftei a fight lasting three
Watching for Supply Ships.
Chefoo, Oct. 12. The increased ac
tivity of the Japanese fleet blockad
ing Port Arthur in the stopping of
meicbantmen is due to a lookout which
is being kept for three British ships
which, it is suspected, intend to at
tempt to enter Poit Arthur with tinned
meats end vegetables. The British
ship Vic ona was stopped near ei
Hai Wei this evtnmg, and the above
explanation was made to ber by the
Japanese board ing officer.
Heavy fire Loss at Columbia.
Columbus, O., Oct. 12. Fire today
in the five story building in North
High street, occupied by the Columbus
Dry Goods company, caused an aggre
gate loaa estimated at $200,000.
DEATH LIST BIG
Twentv-Eiaht Killed in Mis
souri Train Collision.
SIXTY OTHERS ARE INJURED
Sleeoino Passengers Hurled in Ev
ery Direction Scene of Wreck
on Down Grade.
Washington, Oct. 12. Twenty-nine
persons weie killed and 60 injured by
a collision of Missouri Pacific trains,
three miles west of Warrensburg, at 4
o'clock this morning. .The trains were
the second section of passenger train
No. SO. which left Wichita. Kan., for
St. Louis last night and an extra freight
train. Twenty-seven of the dead are
in undertaking rooms in this city and
the seriously wounded are in the rail
road nospital in Sedalia.
The passenger train, consisting of
two day coaches, a Pullman car and a
caboose, was loaded with world's fair
excursionists, from Southeast Kansas
and Southwest Missouri. The regular
passenger train, No. 30, had been cut
in two at Pleasant Hill on account of
the heavy load and an engine attached
to the front car without a baggage car
as a butter, s
The extra freight had sidetracked at
Montserrat for the first section of No.
30, wnich carried signals that a second
section was following. This was fol
lowed by passenger train No. 50, which
the freight crew took for the second
section of No. SO. The freight pulled
out of the sidetrack, and three miles
west met the second section. The im
pact telescoped the tender of the pas
senger engine into the front car, which
was loaded with passengers, and it was
here that the sacrifice of life took place,
The passenger conductor, E. L.
Barnes, lan all the way to Warrens
burg and broke the news of the wreck.
Every physician in the town responded.
and hundeds of citizens hastened to
the wreck and assisted the wounded
from beneath the Umbers of the broken
cars. Twenty people were killed out
right and seven died before 8 o'clock.
The dead were placed upon flatcars and
brought to this city, and Dr. Bills, the
coroner, lmmediatfly impaneled a jury
and staited an inquiry which is still in
eession. The afternoon was taken up
in identifying the dead.
WORK ON TREATY.
New Chinese Exclusion Act Is Now
Washington, Oct. 12. Secretary
Hay and Sir Cheng Tung Liang Cheng
have at last begun to lay the foundation
for a new Chinese exclusion treaty and
it is expected the convention will be
ready for submission to the senate at
the approaching session. The treaty
will, it is undei stood, replace all exist
ing laws on the subject. It is the in
tention to continue in full force in the
treaty the principle of the exclusion of
Chinese coolies and the Chinese gov
ernment iteelf is perfectly willing that
this should be done. But the treaty
will contain provisions regarded as
much needed and earnestly sought by
the Chinese government for many
years, looking to a more considerate,
liberal and kindly treatment of the
higher class of Chinese seeking to enter
WILL DO OR DIE.
Kuropatkin Has About Faced and
Will Assume Offensive.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 12. A battle
upon which the fate of this year's cam
paign in Manchuria depends seems
only a few days ahead. Advices from
the lront are meager. All that is posi
tively known officially) is that General
Kuropatkin has cast the die at last,
about faced his aimy and is marching
resolutely against the enemy as if le
solved to do or die. According to un
official reports, Field Marshal Oyama,
at the first sign of General Kuropatkin
taking the offensive, began drawing in
his line and concentrating upon forti
fied positions north of Liao Yang. Ac
cording to the latest reports, which
are contained in a dispatch to the As
sociated Press from Muaden, the Jap
anese outposts are being driven in all
long the line.
Scandal Over State Funds.
Topeka, Kan., Oct. 12. Governor
Bailey today gave out an official report
covering an examination of the state
treasury and school fund accounts.
The reports says: "This examination
has developed shortages, irregularities
and discrepancies amounting to many
thousands of dollars in the 12 counties
examined. In my judgment, the same
conditions will be found existing in
the remaining counties of the state,
not only in the permanent school fund,
ut in the normal and agricultural
Will Pass It Up to Emperor.
St. Peteisburg, Oct. 12. The strain
ed relations between . the foreign office
and the admiralty over the question of
contraband has reached an acute stage,
according to high authority. Foreign
Minister Larmsdorff is said to consider
that he has suffered a personal
affront under which he cannot rest,
and purposes to raise the issue at the
weekly audience with the emperor to
morrow and at the same time tender
Stoessel Must Have Help.
London, Oct. -12. The morning
Post's Shanghai correspondent pays it
is stated that Lieutenant General Stcxs
sel has reported that unless he is re
lieved before December he must
OUTRAGE BY RUSSIA.
United States Mail Is Confiscated
by Vladivostok Squadron.
Portland, Oct. 11. The Russian
government, not content with stopping
vessels from the Pacific coast, because
they carried merchandise intended fo
private firms and individuals in Japan,
has now taken to confiscating United
States mails. This has been done with
the mail carried on the steamer
Calchas, and the act has Caused a pro
test to be made by the owners and
agents of the steamer, which has been
hied with the postomce department at
Washington. Alfred Holt & Co., the
owners of ihe Calchas, also give notice
that during the duration of the war
they will carry no more United States
mail to Japan.
The latest move of the Russians will
probably involve them deeper than any
of their other arbitrary acts eince the
wai opened, as the government is not
likely to permit its mails to be molest
ed by the czai's officials or by any one
else. " i
The particulars of the Calchas affair
' were forwarded by Dodwell & Co., the
I Tacoma agents ot the line, to Frank
Woolsey & Co., their Portland repre
sentatives, m the following telegram
"We haveust sent the following tel
egram to the postmaster general at
Washington, D. C. : 'Following cable
just receive! from Alfred Holt & Co.,
Liverpool, owners of the British steam
er Calchaf, which vessel was seized by
Russian Vladivostok fleet off Ja a i
coast about Juiy 26 : "Calchas release
appealed against by Russian crown ad
vocate, because amongst mail mattei
was information addressed Japanese
officials containing financial informa
tion of value to enemy. We give you
definite instructions to notify postoffice
department that we refuse to carry any
mail for Japan during duration of
" 'The Calchas is one of the regular
liners operating between Puget sound,
London and Liverpool, via Japan, Chi
na' and the Suez canal. She was on
her regulai voyage and her cargo con
tained no contiaband. We understand
tl at the Russian crown advocate is
basing his appeal against her release
on the fact that Uiiited States mails
carried by the Calclas contained infor
mation for Japanese officials.
'We hope the United States gov
ernment will take immediate action
against the confiscatio or detention of
the Calchas on account if carrying
United States mul. This is certainly.
an outrage against the United States
by the Russian government that should
notjbe allowed to pass. Please be no
tified that during the duration of the
war we must decline to carry United
States mails for Japan. Kindly advise
what action will probably be taken by
the department and whether there is
anything that we could or should do.' "
MUST DRIVE JAPAN PROM ASIA.
Leading Russian Paper Declares
There Can Be No Compromise.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 11. Replying
to the statement of Count Okuma, lead
er of the Japanese t roi'essive party.
that the war with Russia would be
long, but that the Japanese would win
in the end, the Novoe Vremya today
declares the idea of a possible com
promise with Japan has been aban
doned and I ha t the war must be prose
cuted by Russia in such a way that
theie can be no possibility of Japan's
rent wing the struggle. Euiope for 30
years Was under the menace of revenge
"If we conclude peace with Japan
all our efforts in the Far East will be
valueless and we shall have to spend
enormous sums to keep up our arma
ment there. The Japanese once for all
must be driven out of the Asiatic con
it is now accepted here that the re
ported naval battle off Port Arthut was
purely imaginary. The naval reports
of the newspapers dwell on the difficul
ties which the Port Arthur squadron
must experience in breaking after the
disastrous sortie of August 10. The
genera opinion ia that the squadron
could not venture out unless something
happened to the Japanese warships of
which there is no knowledge here.
Filipinos Delay Meeting.
Manila, Oct. 11. The mass meeting
of Filipinos, called for the purpose of
considering the question of Philippine
independence, has been postponed
Teodoro Sandico, an ex-member of
Aguinaldo's cabinet, who in 1899
signed an or ler for the massacre of all
foreigners and Americans in Manila,'
and ex-Governor Reyes, of A bra pro
vince, and about 1,500 Filipinos, most
of ' them clerks, gathered at the ap
pointed time but did not organize
Sandico advised the meeting to dis
pel se and to await developments.
To Be Chief Signal Officer.
"Washington, Oct. 11. Majoi Wil
liam A. Glassford was today relieved
from further duty in the department
of the gulf, and will proceed to Seattle
and assume charge of the Alaskan cable
system, reporting to the commanding
general of the department of the Co
lumbia for duty as chief signal officer.
relieving Leu tenant Colonel R. E.
Thompson Lieutenant Thompson will
proceed to the Philippines for duty as
chief signal officer.
Rumor of Transport Scandal.
San Franciao, Oct. 11. The Call
thin morning states that complaint has
been made to Brigadier General Hum
phrey, quartermaster general, regarding
the conduct of the transport service,
and that a searching investigation is
being made I y a board consisting of
three army officer?. It is added that
an upheavel in the department is an-
OREGON NEWS OF INTEREST
FEED PROM EASTERN OREGON.
Willamette Valley Farmers
Jo Buy This FaU.
Salem Tp relieve a very Dare feed
market valley dealers are importing
Eastern Oregon barley, bran and chop,
to be sold to the valley farmers. Ow
ing to the great scarcity of oats, that
article ia selling at $30 a ton and
higher, with very little to be had in
the local market. Deaiera are im
porting to Salem alone about eight cars
of feed a week. With this movement
so soon after harvest, it is expected
that much heavier shipments will be
made when winter weather sets in.
As a means of fuither relieving the sit
uation the Southern Pacific has been
appealed to for a special reduction in
freight rates on feed shipped in for
The principal feed imported is rolled
barley, which comes here from Port
land, but is grown in Eastern Oregon.
This feed costs the farmei $27 a ton,
and as a ton of it is worth more for
stock generally than a ton of oats, the
barley is being purchased by farmers
who must buy leed of some kind.
Dealers say that barley at $27 is $5 a
ton cheaper than oats at $30, hence
the Eas ern Oieg'n feed can be
brought in to the advantage of valley
limiri. Owners of driving horses
must have oats for which they pay $30
a ton, and dairymen are buying chop
at $20, bran at $22.50 and shorts at
As a rule, grain farmers have feed
enough for their own needs, but have
none to sell . Fruitgrowers, hopgrow
ers, a . few stockmen and some grain
farmers are the heavy buyeis of feed.
They have been accustomed to buy
from their neighbors who raise grain,
but this year the grain larmers have
little, if any, feed to sell. 'A great
many farmers who have a few head of
stock will be compelled to buy more or
less feed, but they will not constitute
the heavy buyers.
Eastern Capital Scared by Trauds.
Medford B. H. Harris, who has re
turned from a trip East in the inter
ests of the proposed railroad to the Big
Butte country, states that he can give
no definite information as to the pres
ent condition of affairs until the engi
neers' estimates and surveys are com
plete. The estimates, he reports, are
to be rushed to completion at owe.
He says that there is a marked reluc
tance on the part of Eastern investors
to go any further into Oregon t mSer
on account cf the many "land frauds
of which the Oregon newspapers have
laid such stress.
Pushing Development Work.
Medford The company headed by
Colonel T. aln-Morgan Diaper, of
San Francicso, which purchased the
Monumental mine from I. L. Hamil
ton, II . W. Jackson and C. B. Baker, ot
Medford, in the Shelly creek district,
several months ago, made the last pay
ment of $25:000 on the property sever
al days ago and are pushing the devel
opment of the mine rapidly. Ihey
now have 45 men at work blocking out
ore, erecting buildings and doing other
work for the installing of a 200 ton
sxielter at the mine,
Little Green Timber Burned.
Oregon City Supervisor Adolph
Aschoff, f the Cascade forest reserve,
haa removed his headquarters from
Hood niver to his home near Marmot,
Clackamas county, and has established
telephone connections via ;-andy. Mr.
Afcchoff reports that while there have
been a great number of forest fires dur
ing the summer, few proved at all seri
ous, while but little green timber was
destroyed. Aa a rule the fires were
confined to tracts of dead timber.
'sugar Output Large.
La Grande The sugar factory is run
ning day and night with a full comple
ment of men. It will run longer and
make many mo'e tons of sugar this
year than in any pievious year. The
season for beet growing has been an
ideal one. The yield per acre eceeds
any previous yea-, and next year will
tee a very large lnciease in the acreage
throughout the entire county.
Woolen Mills Busy.
Pendleton The Pendleton woolen
mills are manufacturing a new line of
goods this season workingmen's
blouses and smoking jackets. The lat
ter are manulactured from Indian
robes of unique patterns. Although
the mill has been manufacturing these
garments since September 1, only three
are on hand, ' the demand being so
great. More garment workers will be
Lighting Plant for College.
McMinnville College, McMinnville
A new vapor gas plant for lighting the
main college building and for use in
the laboratories has just been inetallei
and is now in use. The . plant cobt
about $400, which waB subscribed by
the people of McMinnville. The sys
tem will probably be extended to the
gymnasium to light that building for
the evening classes in physical culture
Big Tract of Timber Sold.
Astoria The sale of another large
tract of timber land in Clatsop county
hae been closed recently, but the price
paid is not obtainable. Deeds filed for
record show that Horace Irvine, f
Minnesota, has sold to the Nehalem
Timber company 5,288 acres in the
southwest portion of the county. The
consideration named in the deeds ia $2.
DISCRETION WITH DIRECTORS.
State School Superintendent Recom
mends Change in Law.
Salem In lis annual report, now
in the hands of the state printer, Su
perintendent of Public Instruction J.
H. Ackerman, recommends to the leg
islature a change in the language of
the school law so as to place upon sec
tions 3,389 the construction which
Judge Hamilton gave it in his decision.
Subdivision 11 of that section provides
that the directors of a school district
"may" transfer a pupil fiom one dis
trict to another upon the parents fiiugr
a petition, etc., and Superintendent
Ackeiman has always believed that the
word "may" in this section left the
matter discretionary with the school
A question having arisen, the matter
was leferred to the attorney general ,
who held that the parents have a right
to have the child transferred and that
"may" means "must." Superintend
ent Ackerman accepted the attorney
general's ruling but recomended that
the legislature insert after the word
"may" the words "at its discretion,"
so that there could be no doubt as to.
the construction to be placed upon these
words. The decision rendered by Judge
Hamilton gives the words the consruc
tion desired by Superintendent Acker
man. Appointed by the Governor.
Salem Tom Richardson, of Port
land; A. B. Wood, of Cottage Grove
and J. VV. Bailey, of Portland, have
b en appointed by Govt rnor Chamber
lain as delegates totheTrsns-Mississip-pi
Commertial congress, which will
meet in St. Louis October 25 to 29 in
clusive. Mr. Richardson is manager of
the Commercial club, of Portland, and
Mr. Bailey is state food and dany com
missioner. Mr. Wood and Mr. Rich
ardson and Mr. A. N. Solis. of Ontario.
have been appointed deleates to the
National Irrigation convention to be
held t El Paso, Tex., November 15 to
1 50 Sacks per Acre.
Echo Peter bhei idan, who resides?
at the mouth of Butter creek, 16 inilea
west of here, is harvesting 15 acres of
potatoes. Mr. Sheridan says the field
is yielding 150 sacks to the acre. He
has aheady disposed of several hun
dred sacks and will probably keep the
remainder until spring. A le-ident of
the vicinity says that last season he
raised 243 sacks to the acre without
irrigation. Mr. Sheridan's field was
net irrigated, but is situated on the
b JttoJ. of the valley through wh.clt
Butter creek flows.
Heaviest Freight Traffic Known.
La Grande Freight traffic waa
never known to be so heavy in Eastern
Oregon as at the present time, and it
is mostly due to the increase in the
shipment of wheat to the East and the
resumption of the large lumber mills
also adds to the volume. There are
many etxra trains run out on the La
Grande division daily, and there is
but a few hours' rest for the tiainmen
at the terminal stations when they
called out lor another trip.
Few Sales of Wheat Made.
Pendleton Although the wheat
market hovers around the 72 cent mark
for club, no recent sales of consqeuence
have been reported. Some grain ia
still being hauled into town mostly
barley and wheat for the feed and chop-
mills. The mills are constantly receiv
ing wheat, but the most of the crop is
under shelter. Some of the warehouses
along the railroad are so full that
wheat is piled on the platforms.
Few Indians in Pendleton.
Pendleton Seldom in Pendleton are
so few Indians eeen on the stree s.
Nearly all of the residents of the reser
vation are in the Grand Ronde valley-
harvesting the beet crop, in the Yakima
valley picking hops, or in the moun
tains hunting or fishing. Until severe
weather comes the hunters and fisher
men will remain in their mountain
Taking of Chinook Eggs Finished.
Astoria A letter received at the fifch
warden's office states that the taking
of spiing chinook eggs at the Umpqua
hatchery has been completed and 2,
500,000 eggs secured. . Ihe superinten
dent expects to secure a large number
of silverside eegs later in the season.
Advices received from the varioue points
along the coast indicate that the run of
fish thus far is very light.
Timber Sells at $25 an Acre.
Astoria A deed has been filed for
record whereby the heirs of the late
Francis Hood, of Saginaw, Mich, sell
to William M. Bray, of Portland, 1,
760.3 acres of timber land located short
distances south of West port and Knap
pa, in the eastern portion of this coun
ty. The consideration named is $44,
000, or $25 per acre.
Northwest Wheat Markets.
Portland Walla Walla, 8182c;
bluestem, 85c; valley, 85c.
Tacoma Bluestem, 86o; club, 82c.
Colfax Club, 70c; bluestem, 75c.