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THE DALLES, OKEGON, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER U, 1889.
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LIS! OF STATE AND COUNT OFFICIALS.
Secretary of rftate.
. .S. Pcnnover
. . .Ueo. W. Webb
SaperimSSont of Public instruction . . E. P. iiw
Senators 1 J. II. Milcheli
Rh.-ifT Ceo. Herbert
P?k U-H. Thompson
I i.eortre A. Young
Commissioners u. A. Leareua
Hiirvevor .-t. bbart.
Buuerintendent of Public School .... A. C. '-onncily
Coroner William Mlcnell
R. J. O. BOVD.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
be Dalles, Oregon.
fne Dooms 5 and 6. over Moody & McLeodV
etoro, corner 2d and Washing ton S.s.
Residence North side Fourth St., near Lincoln.
Calls in city or country answered.at all hours.
J. B. TO DO. ' w COSDCJ
Attorneys nl Law.
Office On Court street, opposite the Old Court
Honse, The Dalles. Or.
'Attorney and Counselor at Lhw,
Omen- Next cor to U. 8. Land Office-.
Will practice in all Courts, and in the U. S. Land
Office. Collections promptly attendee to.
SiDDALL D. D. 8.
Nitrous Oxide or
Laughing Gas Given
For Painless extraction of Teeth. Rooms, sign of
the Golden Tooth, Second Street.
Booms 2 aud 3 in Land Office Building.
Q C. HOLL1STEB,
Plivifian nnd Surgeon.
Booms over Dalles National Bank.
Office hours-lb A.M. to x. M., and from 2 o 4 P.M.
Res deuce West end of Third street.
D. DOANE, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
The Dalles, Oregon
Optics Over French ft Co.'s Bink.
Bbsibsncs Over McFarland A French s.
J-JR. S. B. WALTER.
Physician and Surgeon.
Tiuitni nf children a sneciality. Erskinsville
Sheiman Co., Oregon.
Dr j. F. DICKSON, GRADUATE OF TOR- j
onto University. Canada. OtEce room, 4 over
. ..'. .b,,. niti honra 8 tn 10:3J A. M.: 2 to 4
P. M. vountrj calls prcmptly attended.
r r MATS HUNTINOTOM
Attorneys at Law,
OSoe In French's Building, Second St, between
Washington and Federal.
F. HOKE, ATTORNEV AT LAW.
over Postotfice, The Dalles.
T E. ATWATER, ATTOBNEY AT LAW, THE
fj . Dalles, Oregen. apr io-wu
C B. ttrrOB. , GKO. WiTEIKS.
NOT ART PUBLIC.
Rooms over Moody & McLeotTs store, next door to
Fish Bardon's, waatungton aa,
JJENNETT WILSOX. , f,
Attorneys at jLaw,
OfSoe In Schanno's building-, op-stairs. ' t
TtoDaues - - - Oregon.
t. u stokt .
W. h. BKADSHAW.
TORY & BRADSHAW,
Attorneys at Law.
The Dalles, Oregon.
-m nrfiv jh unnnv KARRF.RS. Second Street,
IV I ni.,t dnnr to UncEarcheru & MacLeod's. The
cleanest shave, the nobbies haircut and most health
ful baths. ip8dw
corner Court and Third streets, The Dal es
nran. We alwavs keep the best. Cash paia or
a. GM-.tIttli ITninn anil National In-
mirsG.ne eomnanv of Edinburgh, ScoUand, Cupital
cn nno oon
v'.lmlble Farms near the City to sell on easy
Office over Post Office. The Dal es, Or.
ALL KINDS uF GUNS.
Fishing Tackle, Pocket Cutlery, Razors, etc, etc.
Repairing and New Work done to Order.
Second Street THR DALLES OREGO
A Sew Invention for Oress Cutting.
That can be used by a man or woman, and which
gives a perfect fit. Price of scale, including
key of full instructions, 83 SO.
Can be bad by calling on or addressing
an3-S9 MRS C. L. PHILLIPS The Dalles. Or,
A. KELLER, Prop'r,
Washington street, next door llow Geo. Recti's.
Having the Bakery formerly owned by Geo. Ruch,
I am prepared to furnish families, hotel? and res
taurants with the choicest Broad. Cakes aud Pies.
Denny, Bice & Co.
Wool & Commission Merchants
610 Atlantic Ave., Boston.
fy Cash advances made on consignment.
"Suitings of all kinds, imported and domestic on
None but the best of labor employed and aatia
Proprietor of tne
Third St. Foaltr; M Market,
Will always keep on sal
Puget Sound Fish,
Also, Proviaio is. Candies, Tobuco
aa i Cigars.
Lear roar ordrs, as tfcey will rjeeire prompt
My old friends and the pub'ic, one aud all to come
and see me in the
Where one can ect all the comforts of Home. My
rooms are furnished tYith Spring- Beds, and the
Tables second to none in the city. Price same a"
before. Meals 25 cents; Lodging 2o cents.
T- T. NICHOLAS, Frop'r.
Stog Parte d h hm.
110 Front street,
THE DALLES, - OREGON.
CHAS.FRAZER, PROP R
X3" None but tho most skillful artists em
Hot and Cold and Shower Baths for the comfoit of
At the old stand of R. Lusher.
L. E0EDEN & CO.,
Crockery & Glassware
l AMPS CHANCE LIERS AND FIXTURES
Rogers Bros'. Platedware,
I X L Pocset Cutlery,
J. Rassell & Co's Table Cutlery,
Keen Kutter Shears aud Scissors,
lgp"Every One Warranted.Jgf
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Fancy Goods and Notions,
Iron Wheel Wagons; Bicycles; Bird Cages; Agents for
the New Home, White and Koyai bl.jonn sew
ing Machines, Needles and Attachments
for every Machine. Picture Frames
in stock or made to order.
EAST EfD STOCK YB1S,
WLLL PAT THE
HigliestCash Price for
Hay and Grain.
The Dalies Lumbering
Successors to THOS. JOHNS & CO.
MINT BUILDING GF.0UND.
The Dalles, - - Orkoon.
DEAUtRS IB ALL KISDS OF
ROUGH AND DRESSED
Lumber and Builder's Material.
Shingles, Pence Posts
Lime and Hair.
Orders from abroad receive prompt attention.
Trees! Trees! Trees!
Shade Trees and
Timber Culture Trees
We hive on hand at this date a few hundred Italian
and Pet-te Prunes, which we cSer at reasonable
prices by the hundred.
THE CELEBRATED NEW PLUM,
HVE-A- IE3 1
We offer 25 cents each.
Don't be hnmbugged by paring SI for them, for we
warrant ours to be genuine MAR1AMA.
Also, CABBAGE and TOMATO PLANTS in large
supply. Send for Catalogue and prices.
THE JEWETT NURSERIES
ie White jalrann, W. T.
O. EJ. Bayard,
0 Collection Agency.
Mo. 113 Tnlrd St.. la .llaaonlc BaildinK.
Agent for the
Northwest Fire and Marine InswanceCo.,
Best Home Company on the Coast.
Also Z.gex.t for
Aetna Life and Pacific Sn?sty, Accident
Having beenjppointed correspondent tor be
Lombard Investment Co.
I am prepared to make Loans on good Rea Estate
Security in Wasco and Gilliam Counties, also in
Washington Territory. II you
Call on or address
C. E. BAYARD,
The Dalles, Ogn.
Notary Public and Commissioner of Deods for Wasb
J. P. J0HNS0I,
Successor to Senfoct Bros
- SZCOlfO STREET,
-. A id dealer in
Fish, Frails, Vegetables, Provisions, Etc
sVHibest Price paid for Country Produce.
FOB ICE CREAM
. AND T
IGE GOLD SODA WATER,
The Columbia Candy Factory
104 Seeond Street.
Cram & Corson, Props.
The Dalles National Bank,
OF DALLES CITY. OR.
President, Z. F.
Cashier, M. A.
General Banking Business Transacted
Sight Exchanges sold on
S3" Collections made on favorable terms at all a
French& Co., Bankers.
THE DALLES. OREGON.
Transact a General Banking Business,
Collections Made at all Points
on Favorable Terms.
Letters er Credit issued, available In
all parts or the I'nited Ktatrs.
"Siirht Exchange and Telegiaphic Transfers "old
on iew xorK, vnicairn, rtu liouib, nan riaiieicH-u,
Portland. Seattle and Walla Walla, W. T., and va
rious points in Otegon and Washington Territory,
H. M. BEALL, Cashier.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
OF HIE DALLUa
(Successor to) '
SCHENK & BEALL, BANKERS,
TRANSACTS A REGULAR BANKING BUSINESS,
BUY AND SELL EXCHANGE.
COLLECTIONS C A REFTJLLY MADE AND
PROMPTLY ACCOUNTED rOJi.
DRAW ON NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO A
D P TnoHFsos, T W Sparks,
J S SCHSNCK. GEOROS A LlKBS,
H M liRALL.
Next to 1 ft Nat. Bank.
Alwnva on hand the latest stTles of jewelry,
clocks, watches, etc., at the lowest prices. If you
want sometning lasting ana nanosome, Kive dwk
the leweler a call. mch27
Boot - and - Shoe
SOLE AGENT FOR
LAIRD. SCHOBER & MITCHELL,
HANAN & SON,
EDWARD C. BURT,
and the W. L. DOUGLASS Celebrated
tar Goods sold Cheantr than ever. Call and
zamiue the fine st,ck on hand.
sehaDso's llriek. Meeond Street
We Are Here
And to Stay
With a Large Stock of
Hams, etc., etc.
Tiniotnj, Beat and Wild Hay
Bran, Rolled Barley, etc.
TJR STOCK 13 A 1 IN QUALITY AND
auantitr. which we are pleased to offer you at
very low prices fur cash or country produce.
Call and see for . ourselves, We mean what we say
and you will not be serry.
miuuiiiJ w uLimw
LINKVIIXE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
LlNKYHLE, Or., Sept. 6 The but-iness
part of Linkville is totally destroyed.
Fire broke out in the rear ot Forbts's
saloon at 2:30 this morning, and in a few
minutes the who'e building was in Annu s.
AH efforts to save either bui ding or siore
iid that Mock were unavailing.
Smith's hotel across the street wa9 ueit
caught, Knd then :t was seen that that
part of the town was doomed. Nearly an
business was tonccLtiated here at the
river. The bridsje across the river was
saved by hard woik.
The hre then swept eastward, isurmng
Gleim's livery stables, the at. Charles
hotel and all the druar st res in town.
The postoffiee building was burned,
but all the mails, etc., were saved.
Everybody worked heroically to save
property, and a great deal was saved east
of the noint where the fire broke out. The
Klamath Star newspaper saved most of
the type and both presses.
The town was swept clean from the
bridge to the telegraph office.
There were no lives lost. Ben Monroe,
barkeeper at Forbes's saloon, was badly
burned. He went back into tbe burning
budding alter some valuables, and the
i eilinrr lell in on him, setting his doth
nig on lire. Fortunately as he darted nut
ot the building he was met by some one
who daxlied a bucket of water over bnu
He is doinc well to-nttrht, and will re
The lo,s will probably be about $200,
THE BEHRING SEA DIFFICULTY.
Ottawa, Sept. 6. Tbe sudden return
of Sir John Slacdonald is thought to be
in compliance with certain disualches re
ceived from England. The text of these
dispatches is said to be a refusal on the
pari ot imperial authorities to allow the
Pacific squadron to intefere in tbe Behr-
ing sea difficulty. Canada, they say,
must settle the difficulty bereeli. ibis is
corroborated by tbe fact that Canadian
affairs were completely ignored in the
recent speech ot the qneen at the pro-
gat ion ot parument.
Seattle, Sept. 6 Thomas Strow-
bridge, a drunken printer, to night stub
bed Kobert iodd, a tellow workman, in
the composing rcoua ol the Morning
Journal. The weapon uted was a jack
knife and Todd received a wound in the
forearm and ano her in the abdomen, the
latter being serious. Strowbjidge es
caped. He came here recently from
Portland, and it is said that he killed a
man somewhere in Oregon. Todd owed
him $4, and it was the refusal to liquid
ate the debt that led to the crime.
FOURTEEN NEGROES WHIPPED.
Atlanta, Ga , Sept. 6. Wednesday
night a negro boy was lynched for rape
at East Point, near here.
Tbe negroes beld a mass meeting last
night to discuss the matter, and the
whites, becoming feared, sent lor tne
Atlanta police. No trouble ensued, but
after the officers returned to tbe city a
number of white men, whose ideittit v, it
is said, is unknown, went to different
cHbius and severely whipped fourteen
negroes. To-day a delegation of reput
able citizens reported this to Governor
Gordon, and he has offered a reward ot
$100 for the arrest of any one convicted
of complicity in the whipping.
Port Townsend, Sept G The little
son of P. II ab and wife, ol Tatoosh light
station, was drowned in tbeir cistern the
other day. Be was sent out by his par
ents to draw some water, and being out
longer than usual, they went out to look
for him and louna mm in tbe cistern.
NINE MEN KILLED BY LIGHTING.
Macon, Ga., Sept. 6. There was a re
markable display of electric force in
Southwest Georgia this morning near
Albany. H. H. Honse, John Shivers and
W. Shisor were instantly killed. They
were on their way to market with cotton.
and sought refuge from the shower under
Near Hardaway a railway bridge was
truck and knocked out of line. Six men
who bad sought shelter under it were
killed. Tbeir names are not reported.
Antwerp, Sept. 6. Dynamite ex
ploded to-day in a cartridge factory in
tbe vicinity of the bourse, killing many
persons, and doing much damage to pro
perty Portions ot the bourse were
strnck by burning fragments and set on
fire causing a panic in the building,
which was crowded.
The explosion ocenred in a workshop
where old cartridges were being taken
to pieces. Men and women were active
ly at work breaking them u p and 25,
000,000 had been partly broken.
The fire is still raging, and now covers
two acres. The flames shoot up to an
mmense hight. Amid the roar of flames
there is a continuous succession of loud
reports, supposed to be trom tbe ignition
and explosion of pocket of cartridges.
Beyond thcltusaian tanks and .nobles'
sheds there are numerous houses burning.
The shipping at the Atrican and
American docks is in danger.
The number of deaths will reach 200.
About 500 persons were injured.
Die loss will be mauy million francs.
It will be impossible to extinguish tbe
flames in less than twenty-four bouis.
Several vessels bave been burned.
Owing to tbe intense heat, the firemen
are unable to approach tbe flumes nearer
than 100 yards.
THREE HUNDRED KILLED.
Midnight. The latest estimate is that
there are 300 killed and 1000 wounded.
Explosions conlinue at the American
All of the ships have been saved, ow
ns to tbe favorable direction of tho
The stained glass windows of the
cathedral are smashed, and it is ten red
that the steeple will collapse. The
whole vicii.ity is strewed with debris.
The soldiers of the garrison and a
large number of citizens are aiding the
firemen, Many are dropping from ex
haustion. The scenes at the hospitial
are heart rending.
King Leopold bas sent a telegram,
expressing sympathy and asking lor par
ticulars. The factory was condemed some lime
sgn, but t ue autnoruies auowea wors to
continue in it. Much indignation is ex
pressed at this action.
Seatte, W. T., Sept. C John Nelson,
telephone lineman, was climbing poles
this afternoon, with a wire in his band,
and when about twenty -five feet from
tbe gronnd the line becmne crossed with
an electric power wire, Nelson receiving
current which burned ins nrst linger
nearly off, and which threw him shriek
ing to the ground. In bis fall be struck
a pile ot uricK, receiving injury on
tbe head. Bystanders say that Nelson s
finger blazed when the electricity passed
through the wire. He will recover.
Electric lights were placed in the Hotel
Rainier building to-day, and the carpen
ters are working night and day. The
structure, which is of wood, four stories
high, occupies a whole block; and will be
THE NIAGARA FALLS SUICIDE.
Binghampton. N. Y., Sept. 6 The
young woman who committed suicide at
Niagara Falls yesterday morning is oe-
lieved to be Anna Mead, ot this city.
Miss Mead left home Wednesday morn
ing, and thatia tbe last that lias been
f ha, Tho iloflpnntnn nf fhn sni
Isccu vi ...
cide tallies with that of the missing girl.
Yesterday morning her parents received
a letter, postmarked Niagaiu, Falls.
there was no date on it, aud no name
signed, but the baud writing is recog
nized as that of the ms-sir:jr girl.
The letter read as follows: "I bought
a ticket for this p'ace this morning, and
it nothing hapiiena to prevent me. I in
tend to go over the falls. The reason I
came here is that there is a possibility of
mv body, not hi-mg found, aadl hope
it ut-ver will. No one is to blame but
tacoma news items.
Tacoma, W. T., Sept. C The Puyal
iui, Val'i iHiin iuj has decided to build
an ilertric railway from Tacoma to Sent
1 1 .to be us', d us at.uhurban railway,with
Irequrut iimn service.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
Walla Walla, W.T., Sept. Otli. The
state central committee met this morning
and selected as the executiye committee
for Enstern Washington, W. M. Ridpath,
ot Spokane Falls, and A- b. Wells ol
Ritzville. The assistant secretary is J.
H. Freedlander, ol Spragae. The execu
tive committee for the west side is John
H. M.cGraw of Seattle, aud Thomas Han
nibal Nixon ol Tacoma. The secretary
is O. A. Bowen of Skamotcawa.
SALEM NEWS ITEMS.
Salem, Or., Sept. 0. The Capital's fire
engine team, used in hauling gravel by
the city, ran away this alternoon, over
turning the wagon, throwing Priver Price
out and dragg'ng mm 100 jards, spr.nn
ing his thumb and skinning his ribs.
The team was captured without damage.
Manager Koehler. of the Southtrn Pa
cific, came up on a special train to-day
and took a hack for Macleay, where he
met Receiver Scoit and other officials of
the narrow gauge, and it is reported that
the Southern Pacific took control of the
narrow g iuge lines aud that such was tbe
purpose ot the met ting.
HEAVY DAMAGE SUITS.
Galveston, Ttx., Se.it. 6. Charles M
Fergusou, ex district clerk of Fort Bend
county, and James R. Davis, engaged as
a teacher in tbe public school of that
county, being two of the colored men
who werp driven out of the county about
a year ago. have since taken up tbeir
homes at Na-I'ville. Tenn , and have in
sti tilled a i-uit in the United States court
against some forty odd leading white
citizens of Fort Bend county for dama
ges aoppgating $100,000. Ferguson
owned a good deal of property in the
county, which be had to abandon, as
well as his ihe.
A mystery at tacoma.
Tacoma, Sept. 8. About. 8 o'clock
ibis morning Mr Stewart, of the Stewart
& Holmes Drug Company, on coming to
tbe sloie found bis sbippinr cleik, Jj .
Eugene Clark, looking very strange, and
at once accused htm ot being intoxicated.
Ciark denied the charge but handed o'er
his keys on Mr. Stewart s demand. Pie
had hardly done this before be fell over
backwards inEcnsibie. Sir. Stewart at
once bad In in carried upstairs into the
office of Dr. T. F. South, where it was
it was found he waa suffering from poi
son. A search of tbe store revealed the
fact that a bottle of atropia had been
emptied a few minutes previously. The
proper autidotes were administered and
this evening Clark is doing well.
As soon as Clark bad been takea into
the doctor's office Mr. Stewart crossed the
hall into the room occupied by Clark,
where a shocking sight met his view. A
Wbman about 30 years of age was lying
dead on tbe bed with her mouth open
and. the back part of her head shot off.
Thadeputy coroner, Dr. Hamiton, was
notified aud opened an inquest at which
evidence was given to show that the
woman, who was a notorious street walk
er named Florence Cross, known both in
Seattle and Tacoma, ' ad been drinking
with a Northern Pacific yardman last
night and tbat she took bim to Clark's
room about 10 o clock, stating tbat tbe
room was her own.
About 12:30 Clark was taken in a very
intoxicoted condition to the room by the
sou of a prominent politician, who had
found him almost helplessly drunk in the
store, and had locked up the place.
When tbe door was opened this man
saw some one else in tbe room, and left
Clark supposing him all right.
CRUSHED BY THE CARS.
Tacoma, W. T., Sept. 8. As the east-
bound overland train was passing over
the drawbridge in front of the city this
morning, an unknown man, supposed to
be a Norwegian, jumped from tbe train
and iell under tbe cars. The right cheek
and ear were cut off and the skull on the
same side very badly crushed. His right
arm was cut off at tbe shoulder and his
right leg was broken above tbe knee. It
is suppesed be was instantly killed. He
had $46 in his pockets and a handsome
watch and chain. An inquest was opened
to day and adjourned till Tuesday, when
t appeared he got on the tram under the
idea it was going to Seattle and, discover-
ng bis mistake, attempted to get off
while passing over the trestle.
A TIDAL WAVE.
Rockaway Beach, Sept. 8. About
alf past 4 this afternoon great consterna
tion was caused by a tid al wave, which
rolled seventy feet up the beach and
broke over two or three thonsand persons,
men, women and children, who were on
the sands. It came without warning.
and though a rush was made for shelter
few escaped being drcnciied. A -large
number of small buildings, stands, etc.,
were washed away.
THE OTHER BEACHES UFFRED TOO.
New York, Sept. 8. The Tribune to
morrow will sav: The tidal wave on Co
ney island was the heaviest this year and
did considerable damage. Big waves
frcm the ocean dashed over the break
waters in front ot Manhattan, Oriental
and Br ghton Beaches, dashing every
thing before them.
The most serious damage was at Man
hattan Beach, particularly in front of the
Oriental hotel Here the guard rails on
the bank of the beach were washed away
ud also part of the bulkhead at tbe end
of tbe Oriental. Part of tbe new break
water built in front ot the Brighton
Beach hotel to prevent the waves from
coming on tbe promeuade, was washed
THE WAVES UNUSUALLY HIGH.
Sea Island City, N. J., Sept. 8. The
sea to-day has been running unusually
high. A Philadelphia young man named
Bluncher was drowned and three young
ladies from the same city narrowly es
caped a like Me.
NEGROES AND WHITES AGAIN.
Savannah, Ga.,.Sept. 8. H. D. Castle
berry, town marshal of Pel ham, a village
near Tbomasville, was fatally shot last
night while trying to arrest a negro tor
inciting a riot. After Castleberry was
shot be returned tbe negro's fire and a
general shooting began between the
whites and blacks, lu which a negro wis
fatally wounded. Race trouble seemed
imminent for a time but was averted.
IRISH VS. HUNGARIANS,
Wilmington, Del., Sept 8. Last night
a race war broke out in the lower part of
Newcastle, locally known as "Dobbins
ville," between gangs of Irishmen, Poles
and Slavonians employed in the Tasker
Iron Works, in tbe course of which a
Hungarian named Francis Jankovsky was
shot and killed by some of tbe Irish
rioters,' and an Irishman named Owen
Kavanaugh was stabbed in ten or eleven
pluces by an unknown Hungarian. Tbe
riot was tbe outcome of race feeling.
Thirty-three of the Slavs have been ar
rested and warrants will be issued for the
Irish participants, Evidence thus far
indicates that Jankovsky was trying to
keep from some intoxicated Irish, wbea
one fired ft shotgun, the load paasinj
through Jankovsky's heart. Five Irish
men, two Hungarians and a Hungarian
woman also received wounds trom gun
shot and missiles in the meiee.
Dublin, Supt. 8. A bomb was explo
ded on smith Barry s estate to day, de
molishing the office nnd destroying ail
private papers and important documents
Four of Barry's tenants, who had been
boycotted for paying rent contrary to tl
compact, to-day expressed contrition at
a public meeting, and offered large com
pensation, but the meeting refused to
remove the boycott.
LIKE THE "MOLLIE MAGUIRES ''
Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 9. A special from
the Globe says: I ho latct information
from Shu Curios reveals a dangerous state
of afl'aiis exiting in E troop (colored)
Tenth cavalry. YYillium varnum, now
under arrest as one of the murderers o
W. Fleming, at San Carlos, bas confessed
that he is a member of an oiganizatiou
similar to the Mollie Miguires: that he
and three others Douglas, Wilson and
Edward were detailed to kill Fleming
Varnum decoyed the victim from the
post. All four conspirators are in the
guard house. Varnum so far has refused
to give the names of the others of the
association, but it is believed be will
make a full confession. Facts already
elicited are regarded as sufficient to se-
TnE tacoma mystery.
Tacoma, Sept. 9 The adjourned in
quest on the woman Florence Cros-", who
w9 found in the arug clerk s bid yester
day morning, was concluded to day
There was but little new evidence given.
I lie jury, alter deliberation, brought in
verdict that deceased met her death
through a pistol shot w"und inflicted by
. Lugenc Clarke. The accused was at
once placed in the custody of the sheriff
till a preliminary hearing can be held.
He has recovered the use of his speech.
but by tbe advice of his attorney declines
to make any statement beyond denying
a sad accident.
Golden, Col., Sept. 9. One of the
most serious and saddest accidents ever
known in this portion ot tbe state, oc
curred in tbe White Coal Ash mine, near
this place to day. An old abandoned
mine stood alongside tho White Ash
mine, and bas been for months full of
water, which, without a moment's warn
ing, burst tbiough into the White Asb
ni ne, filling it full of mod and water.
Ten miners are known to have been at
work in the White Ash mine at the time
of the accident, and not one nf them
could have lived five minutes after the
surging mass broke in on them, and it
will take between two and three weeks
before their bodies can be reached. In
the excitement only two of their names
can be learned to night, a Mr. Alien and
Jack Morgan. Then there are tour broth
ers, besides tour other men, making a
total of ten wbo are postively known to
an improbable story.
Philadelphia, Sept. 9. The Enguir-
er puiilisnes a sensational special from
San Francisco, saying tbat a par'y of 400 i
miners have spent a year far up in the J
valley of the Yukon, Alaska; that they
were provisioned tor only a year, and
that unless rescued within the next month
they must starve to death. The dispatch
further says tbat Levi SIoss, of the Alas
ka Commercial Comnunv, savs that the
steamer St. Paul lei t San Francisco yes
terday for St. Michea', in the hope that
tbe miners may try to make their way to
tbe coast down tbe X ukon river.
PROBABLY A CASE OS" SUICIDE.
San Francisco. Sept. 9. .Last Thurs
day William E'-kman, accompanied by
his eight year-old son, arrived here from
Victoria, B. C, by steamer Umatilla.
Eckman went to the International hotel
on Kearney street, and asked for a room
paying for two nights in advance. In
the alternoon tbe patient indulged in
liquor to a considerable extent and then'
started out with bis son to view the city.
In the evening he left the boy at a board
ing house near the Cliff house and went
away alone, sayiug he would return next
morning, but bas not been heard from
yet. Eckman was a cook in Victoria,
and a short time ago his wife died. Dur
ing the trip down on the steamer he
confided to one of the passengers that
since the death of his wife he had suffered
financial reverses, and at times felt dis
posed to end his troubles by suicide, and
it is feared he carried out his threats.
The boy will be taken charge of by the
Society for Prevention of Cruelty to
CASUALTIES AT A FIRE. .
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 9. Fire broke
out cn the npper floor of McArdie s
nine-story rag and junk warehouse this
afternoon. Forty women and girls were
employed and some were cut off by
dense smoke. Iwo girls Iell from a
third story window and were fatally
hurt. Another was probably fatally
Richard Gamble, a book-keeper, went
to the tup of the building, and in the
endeavor to avoid the flames,fell through
a shaft and was badly nut and bruistd.
The inhalation of tho flames killed him.
Several others received severe injuries.
CONGRESSMAN COX AT DEATn's DOOR,
New York, Sept. 9. An evening
paper savs that Congressman S. S. Cox is
dying. Four days ago he was confined
to his bed by an attack of malarial fever.
This rapidly developed into acute pneu
monia, which bas defied tbe best medical
skill. Yesterday his physicians gave up
At 10 o clock to-nigbt Cox s condition
was apparently unchanged. His dociers
say that the next twelve Hours win
decide the case.
THE LONDON STRIKE.
London, Sept. 9. The directors of
the dock companies refused to depart
from the terms offered by them to the
strikers. The fund for the benefit of the
striking workmen was augmented to-day
by subscriptions amounting to 1500.
The leaders of the strike conferred with
Cardinal Manning to-day.
Ellensburgh, Sept. 0. The Demo
cratic convention in session in this city
made the following nominations:
For Congressman G. (J. Griffiths, ot
For Oovernor ijgene sempiu oi
For Lieutenant Governor L. H. Plat
ter, of Whitman.
For Secretary of State W. H. Whit
tlesey, of Jefferson.
For Treasurer Ai. naurman,oi nerce.
For Auditor J. M. Murpby, of Thurs
For Attorney General H. J. Snively
For Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion J. II. Morgan, of Kittitas.
For Commissioner ot Public L.and8jii.
Z. Goodell, of Chebalis.
FOR TUB SUPREME COURT.
W H White, of King.
B L Sharpstein. of Walla Walla.
J B Reavis, of Yakima.
John P Judson, of Pierce.
Frank Granabl, of Spokane.
THE CRONIN CASE.
Chicago. Sept. 9. Tbe hunt for jurors
in the Cronin case was 'resumed this
morning. It had not proceeded far when
it became evident tbat Judge McConnell
bad decided to draw more closely and
secure a jury if possible. . During the
session three talesmen, who stated they
bad formed opinions, but could give tbe
accused an impaitial trial, were chal
lenged by tbe defense. Tbe judge took
them in. hand, and after questioning them
closely, decided them to be competent.
In each case tbere was entered an excep
tion and counsel excused them perempt
orily. At this rate tbu preruptory chal
lenges will soon be exhausted.
In all, about twenty five talesman were
examined during tbe day, and all of
them were excused, either for cause or cn
A MILLION-DOLLAR FOREST FIRE.
Chicago, Sept.9. A special from Hel
ena, Mont., savs: Information has just
been received here of one ot the fiercest
and moot destructive forest hres yet re
ported in Montana. The fire occurred
Sunday night in the St. Regis district,
Missoula county, and the Cokely ranch,
known to every old-timer in Western
Montana as one of the most fertile and
productive spots in the mountain region
was made a barren waste in less than
A Swedish prospector, named Ander
son, tied bis horse in a gulch, about halt
a mile from the Cokely ranch, and went
up tne lull side to his prospect bole
Both horse aud man perished in tbe
J. D. Vcder returned from St. Regis
country to day, aud confirms the above
only he said that it was even worse than
had been beiore stated. He teels certain
that several men perished in tbe flames
higher up the mountains. The destruc
tion to property will aggregate, lully
ITKJIS l. BISIF.F.
From Saturday Daily.
Quite a number of farmers are in the city
Hon. E. L. Smith, of Hooil River, is
Mr. Walter Matthews, of Portland, is in
Sneak thieves are plying their vocation
The seaside, aa a summer resort, is a
thing of the past.
Mr. T. C. Powell, clerk of Multnomah
county, is in the city.
These moonlight evenings would be de
lightful for excursions.
The Ellensburgh Slate Register is boominz
that city for the capital.
Eilensburgh will have a telephone system
in operation in a few days.
Mr. Cash Washburn, of Kingsley. give
as a pleasant call yesterday.
Mr. L. A. Whitcomb returned last even
ing from a visit to his parents at Hillshoro.
Mr. W. L. Brails haw, of this city, has
been appointed notary public by Gov. 1'en-
Slaughter, W. T., with a population of
800, will soon erect an opera house costing
A fire in the roof of tha Astoria Iron
Works yesterday caused a loss of $650. It
was fully insured.
The music of the gentle zephyr through
the tree tops reminds one that fall is rap-
The cannery of A. W. Berry, an old As-
torian, was burned at Loring, Alaska, Sept,
1st. L8S$ I Z.UUU.
The exhibition of Oregon fruits at the G.
A. 11. encampment is spoken of very highly
by the eastern press.
The ladies of St. Paul's Episcopal guild
have made arrangements to hold a fair the
first days of December.
Tbere is quite a little building boom in
Oregon City, and Charman Bros, are erect
ing a three-story brick building.
Mrs. Robert Stewart, of Colusa, Cal.,
daughter of Rev and Mrs. Hutchison, has
arrived on a visit to her parents.
Master Eddie Miehell presented us a nice
c'uster of grapes to-day grown on his
father's fruit farm, about two miles from
The Harvest Queen makes daily trips, and
aside trom tbe landings made along the
river there is nothing to yary the monotony
of the journey.
In siatn circuit No. 2 of Portland, in the
suit for divorce of Ida L. Albright vs. John
S. Albright, default entered. The parties
are well known at The Dalles.
Burns Herald: On tbe 23d, J. E. Ragon
while preparing to go to B.'ker City for a
load of supplies, had his spine severely in
jured by his wagon turning over on him.
Mr. Newton Clark, a former resident of
Hood Eiver, has accepted the position of
Grand Recorder, A. O. U. W.of Oregon,
and bis residence will be in Portland here
after. The hooJlum clement occasionally gets
on the rampage, and it becomes necessary
to hold them down. In such an emergency
we have perfect reliance upon our police
Democratic editors are coming heroically
and patriotically to the support of Gov.
Pennoyer. How about the three papers
which are publishing the Louisiana lottery
Miss Nettie Butts, teacher in the Sine
masho school, Warm Springs Agency, is
dangerously ill. This will be sad news to
her many fi lends in this city, who earnestly
wish her recovery. '
Baker Reveille: There has been $1000
raised for purses for Harney. They have
built a new mile track and are prepared to
give good races. They will commence on
the 17th of September.
. . Only 62 cents ars offered for wheat in Cor
vallis which the Benton Leader says is two
cents higher than the market justifies.
Dealers in The Dalles have been paying G5
cents ever since the crop was harvested.
Mr. Sidney Dillon, ex-president of the
Union Pacific, was in tbe city yesterday.
Accompanied by ex-Gov. Moody, he walked
through our principal streets and expressed"
hiinstlf favorably impressed with The
Dalles and its surroundings.
Some of the Oregon papers have over
their columns, -TheCouuty Official Paper "
The fact of the matter is there are no offi
cial county papers in the state. Tho liti
gant law has been repealed for years, and
for the ends of justice this Democratic
measure was not repealed too soon.
Jack Garson, a fireman in the employ of J
the O. R. & N. Co., was injured last night
by being caught between the door of the
round house and tender of the locomotive.
He was - taken to his boarding house and
Dr. Login, the company's surgeon, was
railed and his injuries received attention.
Heppner Gazette: We are informed that
the Heppner and Castle Rock Telegraph
company have offered to build 40 miles of
tbe proposed line from Heppner to Canyon
City. The line will likely be built iu the
near future as the Long Creek and Canyon
people are much in favor of the line apd
look upon the proposition with favor.
A circular has been received signed by
fKilliam Stone, the acting commissioner
and approved by secretary of tho luterior.
J. W. Noble, setting forth that in the fu
ture pre-emptors must reidvertise tour wit
nesses to tneir Having pre-empteti laud in
cases where those originally advertised have
been unable to attend at the land office.
Mr. W. W. Roberta. Deputy U. S. mar
shal, was at the Umatilla House last even
ing. He was returning trom Crook and
Grant counties, and bas been engaged in
serving summonses npon defendants in tbe
Willamette Valley ami (Jaseade mountain
Wagon Road Co., and The Dalles Military
Road Co. These cases will be heard in the
U. S. courts about October 7th.
St. Helens Mist: Hou. T. A. McBride
and party returned on Saturday last from
Mt. St. Helens, where they have been
camping for several wesks past. The party
report having had a good time and lived on
the fat of the land while in the wilds of the
mountains. Mr. McBride has fully recov
ered his health and has almost regained the
use of his arm that was so badly cut by a
ruffian some time ago. He returns to Ore
gon City to-day and from there he goes to
Astoria to attend circuit court at that city.
Baker Reveille: Prof. Johnson, of Bride-
Dort. while leading a wild horse yesterday
on the Dooley mountain, had the misfor
tune to get his thumb entangled in the bai
ter in such a manner as to completely sever
it at the last joint. Drs. Dodson t Ash
land amputated and dressed the injured
n ember and the patient will wear his arm
n a sling for some day to come. The pro-
fessor, who is an experienced and sUillf il
horse trainer, tellx us that it id his iutentio l
to open a school here at no distant date for
the benefit of those who wish to master the
art of horse training.
t-ugene Uegister: Just as the fishing sea
son commenced at the Nuslaw the tisrur
men went on a strike for better pay. From
A (rplit.lmnn vhn minn in (mm thprA lust
week it is learned that the cannery offered
the same prices they have been paying here-
tofore, 59 cents for large fish and 30 cents
for small ones, but the Fishermen's Union
demanded GO and 40 cents, and have becu
Induing oil tor that price. 1 he union seems
to be on top and lias prevented outsiders
Irom tlslung tor the canneries, several par-
tics have gone to salting salmon aud a num
ber ol boats are out every night. It is re
gretted very much that there should be any
trouble now as it is said there is a yerv
heavy run of S'tlmon, anil the river is full
of fine large ones. The best catch reported
by one boat is 97 in one night. It is hoped
a settlement win be enected soon and no
doubt will be.
Goldendale Sentinel: Died on Sunday
last, near town where the family have been
quarantined, Claude the 10 year old son of
Mrs. H. D. B.ild, with diphtheria. This
makes .Mrs. Bold's third child tliat has died
in the past few weeks, and the fifth in
town, the cases all being confined to two
families. Mrs. Bold has one more child, a
son about 16 years old who is all that is
left to comfort her in her hour of sadness.
Only recently having been left a widow, the
future must indeed seem dark to her. Mrs.
Bold was naturally of a very affectionate
disposition and was completely wrapped
up in her children, and as one by oue they
were taken away irom Her, the poor woman
became almost distracted. the kind-
hearted people of the city will not permit
ner to want tor anything, however, so long
as they are capable of relieving her. Every
precaution bas been taken to prevent the
spread ot the disease aud it is undoubtedly
now at an end.
From Mnno'sv 's Da ly.
A fire was very comfortable this morning,
Sidewalks need repairing in several
Robberies have become quite frequent in
Captain J. D. Bylcs, of the O. R. & N.
IO., is in the city.
There were a few drops of moisture from
tne clouds to-day.
Rev. W. G. Simpson is confined to bis
bed by an attack of sickness.
From the Piineville papers we learn -.hat
several families have moved to the Will al
This morning was cool enough for a fire
the atmosphere being uncomfortable with
out artinciai neat.
A carload of race-horses pissed through
the city last Monday from IKalla ll'alla to
make the Oregon circuit .
There is practical economy in the fash
ionable dress of to-day. There is very lit
tle "waist" about the whole affair.
lhe Umatilla county farmers are com
plaining of the condition of the road. Tbe
same complaints are made in If'asco county.
Mr. W. H. Butts, who came in from Sin-
emasbo last evening, says bis daughter .Net
tie is very sick and the doctor gives no
hope for her recovery.
' Mr. D. C. Narver, wife and child left
yesterday for Seattle. Mrs. Narver will
visit relatives and friends in Portland before
proceeding to her destination.
Several of tbe sporting fraternity left last
evening on the west-bound train to be in
attendance on the races w liieh take place on
the Kiverside Park race-track to-day.
The Bulgarian monk "preached" last
evening at the corner of Third and Union
streets. He told some unvarnished truths
which were properly relished by the large
Ibis is a colloquy ot two dudes in or.r
city: "Listen to that woman," said Biuks
to Banks. "The one who is struggling
after high J? "Yes, she makes me tired.
"She makes me 'C sick."
Albert Wilson, who, it is alleged, endeav
ored to murder and rob bis companion, Dick
tiartman, on the reservation near f eudle-
ton, has been sentenced to one year in the
penitentiary by Judge Fee.
Miss Angle will give lessons in instru
mental and vocal music at the academy
luesday, Wednesday and ijnuay mornings,
and other days of tho week at her residence,
corner Third and Washington streets.
We learn from the Allhenaean Press, pub
lished iu Umatilla county, that by reason
of the drouth the streams in that vicinity
"will be almost deluded of their inhabit
ants." We feel sorry for tbe streams.
Baker Democrat: The Pendleton militia
is no more: tbe hall no longer resounds with
the clash of arms and the tramp of many
feet, while the deadly needle gun and
gleaming bayonets are rusting in oblivion.
The race-track at the fair grounds is in
excellent condition under the superintend
ence of Mr. A. M. Allen. During any for
mer exhibition it was never in as good con
dition, and the directors are well pleased
with tbe work.
We shall issue 500 extra copies of the
Daily during fair week, and now is the
time for advertisers to sc-ure space. Recol
lect tbat the fair this year will be an exhi
bition of the products of live counties
in Eastern Oregon.
The enrollment of pupils at the puplic'
schools tbe past week was 321, an increase
of at least ten per cent, for the correspond
ing time last year. Quite a large number
of new pupils have reported for admission
this (Monday) morning.
East Oregonian: Lou Stafford, a young
man well-kuown in the Pilot Rock neigh
borhood, died in Northern Idaho, recently,
from the effects of excessive cigarette smok
ing. Another object lesson tor tbe youth
of our land to profit by.
Vancouver is mentioned as a candidate
for the capital for the new state of (Cash
ing ton. It is none of our business, but we
modestly place in nomination that town so
well known for beauty of situation and
commercial importance Rockland.
The ladies of St. Paul's Episcopal guild
will hold -their fair on the 3d, 4th and 5th
of December. The ladies have a great num
ber of novelties which they will dispose of,
and tnia will afford our citizens an opportu
nity of purchasing Christmas presents.
Ellensburgh Localizer: Tbe Ddles Times
Mountainekb, the oldest paper in Oregon,
east of the mountains, has entered on its
thirtieth year, it is not only the oldest,
but the best paper east of the Cascades.
May it live ami prosper many years to
come. It is wortiiy of success.
Two young men at Molad City, Idaho,
shot each other to death over a senseless
young lady last week, who didn't possess
any brains above her shoe tops. The poor
fellows occupy narrow graves in a lone cem
etery, aud the young lady is hale, hearty
and haughty. What fools us mortals be.
Independence Went Side: Tho Times
Mountaineer, published at Tho Dalles, is
thirty years old. W hat changes has not its
influence been able to effect. The Moon
tain Etn is now a daily as well as weekly
and is a prosperous, growing papjr in a
thriving bustling town.
Two peripatetic advertising swindlers
bave lately visited Albany, and, as usual,
have procured many dollars trom the "moss
backs' who would not patronizo the home
papers. We endorso the sentiment of the
Daily Herald in pronouncing them bilks,
and placing on the "black list" those who
Tbe Catholics of The Dalles intend erect
ing a brick church that will be an ornament
to the city. Some five thousand dollars are
pledged for the purpose. Iu order to raise
some of the means necessary for the object
the ladies of the congregation will hold a
fair during the week of Thangiving. Sup
per will be served each evening during the
' A tent photographer has stuck his pins in
this city. Mr. Houghton, our local artist,
can do as good work as is done in the state.
Patronize home industry, and give your
money to those wbo give their money to
you is a rule of sense and honesty, aud
Bhould be followed by all persons desirous
of building up the town. Steer clear al
ways of tramping artists and catch-penuics.
Colfax Gazette: At Belmont, on last Wo,!
neiday, an immigrant, whose name we a e
nnable to learn, was accidently shot throng i
the right arm, above the elbow. The facts
as near as ran be learned, are that the mm
who was shot, was driving with his family
through the town and their wagon goin j iu
to a clinek hole caused a gun to fall out of
the back end of the wacon. which va. II..
charged when it struck the ground, with
the above result.
Palouse Gazelle: On Mondoy night httl
Orie Johnson, the on I v survivor n tliA r
cent tragedy near Palouse, stopped over at
I ',ie 1Jildiu 'house in company witu Mi;
Mctor.nel, her relative. .She was on hi
way to uregoc to visit her grandparents.
Totally blind, she is but the wreck of a
once bright girl who would doubtless have
been a power in her community for good
had she not been worse than slain by her
natural guardian and protector.
The strange disappearance of several
young girls between the ages of 17 and 13
in the past two weeks is creating quite a
little excitemaut at Tacoma. No trace
whatever has been found of any of them,
and in each case they have disappeared
without taking any clothing except what
they were wearing at the time. Kidnap
ing is suspected, as the girls were handsome
and intelligent, and it U thoucht thv
abducted for the purpose of prostitution.
Union Scout: On last Friday. Samuel
Yerbury, the 12-year-old son of Section
Foreman Yerbury, at tho railway station,
had his right leg badly crushed under the
wheels of Hall Bros.' heavv transfer trnek.
The lad had made several attempts to ride
and had been repeatedly warned by Matt
liall, the' driver, to keep away. Not hood
ing the warning given, the boy succeeded
in again getting on the track, just as it was
passing over tne railroad crossing, and the
lirst intimation the driver had of his beini-
ngain on the truck was after he had fallen
aud had given a cry of alarm as the wheel
passed oyer his leg. The lad has sustained
a serious injury.
Salem Statesman: Manager TCnnhW nf
the Oregon lines of the Southern Pacifio
company, came np on a special train yester
day nnd was met by a hack, in which he
rode to Macleav and there met Rpnpivpr
Scott and other officials of the narrow
gauge railroad, who, it is said delivered
over to the Southern Pacific full and abso
lute control of tbe narrow gauge system. It
is now hoped and expected that these linos
will be run in good shane so aa tn n-n-nmn.
date the people of the valley who are de"
pending on them lor connection with thn
Capital Journal: Chas. Mosburir. who rn.
cently lost his store by fire, was arrested in
Portland a few days ago on a charge of ar
son, and taken to Yamhill county for trial.
Tbe building and stock were insured for
$2500. Mosburg claims he lost $1500 in ex
cess of tbe insurance, and that enmia
burned him out. At the time of hia rrt
he was rebuilding in Newberg, and he was
in the metropolis buying a stock of goods. '
tie lormeriy owned a grocery store at.Eu-
gene. it is clgimed that the insurance was
much more than the stock; which was very
low, and he tired the building as a specula
Localizer: All the brick varda abont El. '
lensburgh are running to their fullest ca
pacity, and making daily 120.000 bricks.
and still they are all behind witn their or
ders. It looks now as if some of the con
templated briek buildings will have to. lie
oyer for another year. The brick cannot
be furnished as fast as they are wanted. A
good many will be content if they cau get ,
the walls up and the roofs on their houses.
There is great activity in the sale of all
kinds of building material. One week
tbere is a scarcity of lime, Ih i next week
lumber is short, and now the cry is for
biick. A largo uumber of men are emnlov.
ed in laying brick and mnch solid brick
work is being put up.
Albany Herald: Yesterday about noon
Mrs. Propst, wife of Marion Pronst. who
lives near this city, waa riding on a street
car, when the horse became frightened and
sprang sideways off the track. This excited
Mrs. rropst, who ran to the rear of the car.
and throwing her child off leaped into the
street C. G. Burkhart. who was on board. -
attempted to hold her, but she feared an
accident and jumped oft of the i latform
backward to tbe ground. Her right leg
was broken at the ankle bv the fall and oth
er injuries received. The child was net
seriously injured. The unfortunate woman
was taken to tho residence of Mr. Burk
hart and Dr. G. VV. Mastou and Dr. H. ,
Dayis were called, who set the broken mem-
ber. Mrs. Propst was subsequently . re
moved to her home, every effort being made
to render as comfortable as possible.
Crop Weather Ilnllctln No. 27.
Oregon State Weather Bureau in co-optra-
tion with U. S. Siinal Service, central office, '
Portland, Oregon. For week ending Sepl.
The temperature has remained about or
slightly below the normal.' From some of
the higher regions of Eastern and Southern
Oregon rep rt i of light frosts aro received. '
On Aug. 30th and 31st rains were general
over tho state, being quite heavy in West
ern Oregon and from a good shower to a
sprinkle in Eastern Oregon. The sunshine
has been about normal. The smoke was
considerably cleared away by the rains of
last week, but during the past few days it
has again been quito dense.
Wild geese were flying south on the 4th,
indicating approaching winter.
Tbe weather conditions have been favor
able to fall seeding in H'estern Oregon.
which in sections is being pushed vigorous
ly, to tbe growth of grasses, to fruit drying
and to hop picking which is now in full
blast. Ia spite of the long continued
drouth the farmers of H'estern Oregon will
baye a ycry large surplus of wheat for ship
ment. Granaries are full and additional
accomodations have to be provided. Fall
wheat appears to be no worse and corn is
better for the dry spell, the grain is harder.
Tho wheat is nearly all threshed. Oats,
barley and hay are also secured. Corn is
maturing, and in some sections it lias al
ready been cut. The immense fruit crops
eontinao to be shipped, the surplus is being
dried. The codhn moth has done consider
able damage to apples and pears ia a few
sections. Tbe warm, dry weather has
caused the season to be about one month
ahead of ordinary years. Partners are
through harvesting; fruit and vegetable
bave matured earlier, the leaves are begin
ing to turn and to fall. Tbe fruit yield in
Eastern Oregon is larger this year than ever
before, many sections producing fruit that a
few years ago were supposed to be unfitted
for orchards. Straw is very plentiful and
many farmers are saving it for possible feed
in the winter. In the stock country the
summer range is short aud over crowded:
more rain is greatly needed to give the eras.
a good start. In Malheur county hay il .
very scarce by reason of the long continued
drouth, except when the land could be irri
gated. In Sherman county the farmers who, re
lied upon their wheat crop are in a serious
predicament. Many fields were not cnt at
all and but few paid for their cutting. At
rossii, uiiiiam county, wneat is reported as
being worth $1 per bushel, showing the
scarcity in that section. At Vale, Mal
heur county, oats are worth 1J- aud wheat
I J; cents per pound. The quality is not ex
tra good at that price.
Hops are turning out auite well: near Tn.
dependence. Polk county, they are yielding
from 2500 to 3000 pounds per acre. Fot -comparison,
it may bo said that in New
York state about 000 pounds ner acre ia a
fair average. They are being saved in good
condition and are geuerally of better qual
ity than formerly.
The condition of the weather for the ne
few weeks will largely influenoe the hair
market next wiuter in many section
Should the rains be favorable aud give the
grass a good start, hay will not be so high.
In tho Grande Ronde valley and Columbia
river bottoms reports ludicate that a good
lair crop bas been gathered.
lhe wheat inatket has remained admit
stationary. The outcome of the yield in
other countries must first bo ascertained lu.
fore prices become firm or adva-iee. Th-
outlook is, however, favorable to an upward
luuueuujr ia price.
rf P. S. FAOOK,
Observer U. 8. Signal Seryioe.
Asst. Director Oregon W. B,
Children Cry for Pltchertastorlaf .