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VOL. XLIV, NO. 180.
ASTORIA,' OREGON. SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 3, 1895.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS
Iron & Steel,
Groceries & Provisions,
Flour & Mill Feed, .
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
Doors & Windows,
Wagons & Vehicles.
B. F. ALLEN,
Paints and Painters Supplies(
Japanese Mattings, -
Rugs and Bamboo Goods
Fresco Painting, Paper Hanging, Etc.
765 Commercial Street.
Snap fl rodak
at any man coming out ol
our store and you'll got a
portrait ol a man brimming
over with pleasant thoughts.
Such quality In the liquors
we have to offer are enough to
PLEASE ANY MAN.
Coroe and Trg Them,
HUGHES &, CO.
Is there a man with heart bo cold,
That from bis family would withhold
The comforts which they all could find
In articles of FURNITURE of th
And we would suggest at this season,
nice Sideboard, Extension Table, or se
of Dining Chairs. We have the larges
and finest line ever shown in the city
and at prices that cannot fall to pleas
tha closest buyers.
HEILBORN & SON.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
Conromly St, font nf Jackson, AtuH
General Machinists and h'kr Makers
Land and Marine Engines. Boiler work, Steam
boat and Cannery Work a Specialty.
Castings of All Descriptions Made to Order on
John Fox. President and Superintendent
A. Ij. Fox Vloe President
0. B. Prael Secretary
They Lack Life
There are twines sold to fishermen
on the Columbia river that stand in
the same . relationship to Marshall's
Twine as a wooden image does to the
human being they lack strength life
evenness and lasting qualities. Don't
fool yourself into the beUef that other
twines besides Marshall's will do "Just
as well." They w6nt They cannot.
C. J. TRENCH RD, Agent
Wells, Fargo & Co. and
Pacific Express Co.
BOP and PHOENIX fHSUBRflCE CO'S.
Custom House Broker
and Commission Merchant
50a Bond Street.
Kopp'a Beer Hall.
Choice Wines, Llquora and Cigars.
Only handed over the oar, The largest glass
of N. P. Beer. Half-and-half, jt.
Chas. Wirkkala, Proprietor.
Cor. Conromly and Lafayette St.
The Blacksmith Those shop is oppos
ite Cutting's cannery, is now prepared
to do such odd Jobs as making new
cannery coolers, repairing old ones,
making new fishin boat irons, and re
pairing old ones, and all other black
smtthlng that requires first-class work
PACIFIC COmiKISSIOJl COMPANY.
Brokers and CommLMlon Merchants.
Consignments Solicited of Poultry, Eggs, Butter,
Fruit, Floor. Feed. Grain, etc.
Return Made) Quictc
Goods Bold at Wholaaala.
No. 133 Twelfth St Astoria, Or.
I. h. OSGOOD,
The One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher.
606 aiid 508 COMMERCIAL STREET, ASTORIA OR.
1 A NEW
Fishing Tackle, Baskets, Flies, Eods, etc. Baseballs, Bats,
Masks, Gloves, Mits, etc. Croquet pets, Hammock?, Lawn
Tennis Balls, Bird Cages, Garden Sets, Children's Carriages
and Iron Wagons.
Come and See Us
Griffin & Reed.
NEW GOODS ARRIVING DAILY!
Dry Goods," Clothing,
Hats and Shoes.
' All direct from the manufacturers. Call and see our shoe stock.
New Lines of Ladies', Gents' and Children's Shoes--
Men's Congress Shoes - , f 1.50
Men's Congress Shoes - , 2.00
Men's Polioe Shoes 3.00
Men's Kangaroo Shoes - $3 50
The Heat Values Ever Known,
Inspect our olotbing stock. We have full lines of
Men's, Youth's and Boy's Suits.
Men's Euits ranging from $5.00 up to 815.00.
Kvery one of them a pen''!' e bargain.
We XL in Hosiery, Underwear, Hats, Caps, Trunks, ValiHes, 1 laukets and Com
forters, White Sbirts, Collars, Cuffs, Suspenders, Etc.
OREGON TRADING CO.,
600 Commercial Street.
In a desirable location, 2 blocks from High School.
CHOICE LOTS IN HILLS FIRST ADDITION.
On the new Pipe Line Boulevard Just the place for a cheap borne.
A Block IN ALDERBROOK.
STREET CAR LINE will be extended this summer to within 5 minutes
walk of this property Will sell at decided bargain.
In 5 or 10 aore tracts inside the city limit?, also adjoining Flavel.
GEORGE HIIvlv. 471BondSt., Occident Block,
HILL'S REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE.
FOAflD & STOpS GO.
Picnic Canned Goods,
Camp Cooking Utensils,
And the latest
Ill-Wool Sleeping Bags
At all prices. Just the thing for camp
ers, prospectors, etc. Sure to keep warm
at nights. Better than blankets.
KEATI5Q ft CO will open their
Mu.le Ball at ss A -tor afreet,
Saturday the lWa. They will
" it it keep numberless (ooi liqaorf
and cigar besides baring; good moaie all the
It. costs less to be up to
date than being a back num
ber if you buy your suits of
me, as you get the latest
styles, the best fits, the best
mode, the best trimmings,
the best satisfaction and the
best values. I am constantly
receiving new lines in Men's
and Boy's Clothing, Fur
nishing Goods, Hats,
Caps, Boots, Shoes,
Trunks, Valises, Etc., tha
are made for service as we'l
as for appearances.
North Paeifie Br emery
JOHN KOPP, Prop
Bohemian Lager Beer
And XX PORTER.
Leave order with J. L. Carlson at the
Surmyslde Saloon or Louis Boentge at
the Cosmopolitan Saloon. All orders will
be promptly attended to.
- EVERY REQUISITE FOR
: first Class Funerals :
POHU'S Undertaking Parlors,
Rites Raasosasia. Embalming Sped.Hr
BSTOHM PUBMC MBjpfltYl
READI5G BOOM FREE TO ALL.
Open every dy from 3 o'clock to 6 :30
and 6 .30 to 930 p. m.
Subscription rates $3 per annum.
Soartawest cor. Elereath sad Dsas SUl
WILL PROVE AN All
Durrani's Lawyers Say, by In
troducing His Double.
THE OREGON SHORT LINE CASE
Montana Court Will Order Foreclos
ureBig; Raft Arrives in .
Ban Francisco, August 2. It Is said that
the counsel for Theodore Durrant, charg
ed with the Emanuel Church murders,
will attempt to prove an alibi for Dur
rant by the 'testimony of members of his
family and his friends, hut It bus not been
determined as yet whether to put the de
fendant on the stand or not.
Attorneys Duprey and Dickinson will be
guided in the defense greatly by the
showing made toy the prosecution. If
'the people present a strong case of cir
cumstantial evidence, and the witnesses
for the state remain Arm under the fire
of cross examination, a strenuous effort
will be made to create doubt in the minds
of the Jurymen toy throwing an unknown
party irtto -the case, who will resemble
Durrant to such an extent as to permit
a mistake in Identification. That such a
course la toeing considered Is evident by
'the story to5d by a clerk toefore he was
tripped up toy his iwlfe and mother.
It la thought that the best the defease
i-:xpeets Is a diaagreement of the Jury.
New York, August 2. R. G. Dun & Co.'s
vteekly review ot trade says. There lg a
perceptible halt which may deceive if at
tributed to wrong causes. Trade, two
monithg late in the spring, pushed for
ward Into July a large share of business
belonging to April and May. Seeing the
rush of orders out of time, many imag
ined It 'would continue and hurried to
give other orders. The Jam of two
months' business into one lifted prices.
then other orders came to anticipate a
further rise. But tha midsummer halt
was Inevitable, and it is yet somewhat
uncertain how much Improvement will
appear fetter it.
The crop of corn promises to toe ihe
largest ever grown, and Ij almost out of
harm s way. The crop of wheat aDnoars
from lifter accounts perhaps 2,000.000
bushels more than was expected a month
The failures for the week have to;n
2til in the 'United States airalnst 2IW last
year, and 28 In Canada, againtt 44 lait
ANOTHER DEMAND MADE.
The French Government Will Be Called
Washington, August 2. Falling to re
ceive any assurance of progress from Am
bassador Eustls 4ro the Waller ease. Act
ing Secretary of State Adee Jius again
cabled him to press the request for the
record of Waller's trial at Aladasascar.
and has instructed him at some length
as to the positloa which he should take
In presenting It.
It is understood .that Eustls has been hi.
euructed to say to the French authorities
that nothing lesa than an Inspection ot
the complete papers in pie case will be
sufflcMit to satisfy the United States
whether Justice has Ibeen done, and that
a final refusal to furnish the complete
tPinscript w.ll be accepted toy this gov
ernm'.nt as a denial of Justice.
THE J31Q 'RAIFT ARIRIVES.
Made a Quick and 8afs Trip to San Fran'
3. eclal to 'the Astorlan.
tian Francisco, August 2. The big log
raft built at Stella arrived at San. Fran
cisco safely at 1 o'clock this morning
In tow of the eteamer Mlneola. The cap
tain of the steamer reports that .the trip
was made throughout without accident
of any Rind. The huge chains holding the
raft together easily withstood whatqver
sea tnere was, though, the weather
throughout was pleasant and the ocean
compuratlwly smooth. It has not yet
been decidsd where the raft will be brok
en up, and it Is probable that It will re
main in Its present shape for some weeks.
The Mlneola returns to Puget Sound next
CONVICTED OF MUKDER.
Carrollton, Mo., . August, 2. "We, the
Jury, lind the defendants, William P. and
Goorge Taylor, guilty of murder in the
Such was the wrdlct rendered this af
ternoon In the Meeks murder trial. It
took but one ballot to decide that the
Taylor brothers were guilty of the hein
ous crime charged, und the penalty for
the butchery of Meeks, his wife and two
children on Jenkins' Hill, Mai 10 last,
should be set at the limit. When the
clerk read the verdict the crowd began
to applaud vigorously. The Judge and
sheriff rapped for order, but still the
crowd applauded like a mob a t a Roman
circus. The Judsre, rising in the bench,
shouted: "Shierlff, arrest any mart that
New York, August 2.-d3radetreet's to
morrow will say. The week presents a
larger volume of trade In mamy lines and
at many points than In the previous
weens ana one year ago. The rush of or
ders for steel and Iron leads1 in Interest,
displaying remarkable strength. Western
manufacturers have been obliged to pur
chase eastern bniets to meet their orders.
Another conspicuous feature of the week
Is the evldeno of returning confidence
on the part of Western and Northwestern
interior merchanis now that the orn and
spring wheat crops promise well.
Trade on the Pacific Coast Is of moder
ate volume, fair for the season, Tacoma
and Seattle reporting an- expansion of de
mand and Portland and San, Francisco
no material change.
WILL BB FORECLOSED.
Montana Supreme Court will Render a
Deere In a Celebrated Case.
Helena, Mont, Awrutft 1 In the rlrriilf
court of the United btate for the district
of Montana, the application of the de
fendant to amend the transfer in the case
of the American Loan and Trust Co. vs.
the Oregon Short Line and Utah1 North
ern, was denied and as the court was to
to tuke a recess until Wednesday next,
further proceedings were deferred until
that day, when, a decree of foreclosure
will be entered In accordance with the
prayer of the complainant, as ordered
by Judge Bellinger in the district of
This leaves the Idaho, Utah and Wyom
ing courts to pass upon the proceedings.
LENZ' MURDERER ARRESTED.
iPttsburg, August 2. iFrank G. Lens,
the missing bicyclist, Is legally dead,
'and his will, In which he leaves all of
his property to his mother, has been filed
for probate. Satisfactory evidence of his
death has been furnished to Register Con
nors. The will is dated May 8, 1893, tha
day before he started to Washington, to
secure his papers on his trip around the
The men who murdered him are known
as Rlzzo and his brother, two sons of
Khalto, and two sons of Abduralan, six
men In all. At the dVmand of the British
vice-consul the six men have been ar
rested and will toe tried for murder.
KILLED BY A STORM.
Flagstaff, Arli., August 2. yesterday
morni.ir at the Grand Canyon of the Col
orido, Blatchley and Lewis Porter and
Arthur S- Renton, visitors from Stanford,
Colorado, left the hotel to visit Blssei
Point On their return a thunder storm
overtook them and they sought shelter
undtr an overhanging rock, A thunder
bolt struck the rock and Blatchley Por
ter was Instantly killed. Lewis Porter
and Arthur iRentoni were thrown under
the rock and rendered unconscious. The
d ad man was a student on a vacation.
Washington, August 2. The withdraw
al today of J2,35O,00O In gold from the
subtreasury In New York Is not regarded
toy the treasury ofllcials as a cause of un
easiness. Since February last the bond
syndicate has fully demonstrated its abil
ity to protect the gold reserve from any
serious encroachments, and it la not
doub'tied that today's withdrawals co'Ud
haxe been prevented if such a course
had been deemed at all necessary. So
fi.r as It Is known here, there are no
Indications of further withdrawals.
BLRPWANT3 ON A TEAR.
Portland, August 2. Three elephants
belonging to- the Wallace shows, broke
looso today while beins taken from the
train and ran away Into the woods near
this city. Great excitement prevailed
when it was learned that the elephants
were runnlnig away, and the peoplo on
the streets ga.ve them a wide berth. Fin
ally one of the keepers stopped the ani
mals, but was unable to bring 'them back
until assistance arrlwd.
SHUT OFF THE WATER.
Ro-burg, August 2. The Roseburg Wa
ter Company today began taking out all
of the street hydrants and have turned
off the water ifrom the city hall, In con
sequence of a disagreement between the
company and the city council as to the
value of the water supply. The old con
tract expired a few days ago and a new
one cannot be agreed upon. Th city by
tomorrow night will be totally without
water la case of fire.
Pittsburg, August 2. Cleveland, 10;
Washington, August 2. Washington, 13;
New York, August 2.-JBrooklyn, 11; New
York, 6. I
Louisville, August 2. Lou'.si'llle, 9; Cin
Boston, August 2. First game Boston
10; Philadelphia, 8. Second game Phila
delphia, 7; Boston 6.
GETS A DIVORCE.
New York, Augu&t 2. Judge Gllderslkve
today approved the referee finding In the
Cortoett divorce case. This gives Mrs.
Corbett an absolute decree with the right
to assumo her maiden, name, Ollle Lake.
She Is to receive $5,200 a year alimony,
payable send-annually. She may marry
again, tout Corbett is forbidden to do so
during the life of his wife.
DEFENDER AGAIN LOSER.
Newport, August 2. The race for the
Geolet cup today was apparently the De
fender's until within five minutes of the
finish, when a sudden gust of wind broke
her gaff In the middle, allowing the Vigi
lant to cross the line winner by about s'.x
minutes over the Jubilee, und fully 26
minutes ahead of the old Volunteer.
BIG FIRE IN EVERETT.
, Everett, Wn., August 2.-E. D. Smith's
sawmill at ILowell was destroyed by fire
yesterday, together with 1,250,000 feet of
lumber. The total loss Is about 160,000;
A WONDERFUL CLOCK.
One of tlhe most exitiraordinary mechan
lreJl wonders of tlh rwurkV is a clock built
by a Russian Pce named GoMfadon. He
wtt at work upon ft 2,000 days. The
cJock rermeaerKte a railway station, with
all Itisj appoirttmiem'i's aad detallB carefully
carried out. On the central tower I a
dial whtoh show i;he time at New York,
London, Waroawt and Peking. Every
Quarter otf an hour tlhe altatlon begin
to bustle, telegraph operator click their
tnatehines, (the sftatlomlmiaBtcr artd his us
aiT.rvli mrur.tta.r Tvntrtflra JblTSe abOUt Wbth
lugWae, and a mlnliture raln clashes
out of a tunnel on one wa ox me p.ai
form. All the roiKine of a- rtllway sta
tion Ts gone tlhrougfh, after w!ilch the
train disappears Into another tunnel, to
reappear at (the next quarter cf an tiour.
A NOTABLE DINNER SERVICE.
Mr. Perry Belmont is the fortunate pos
sessor of a aruperb and unique silver
dinner service inherited from tola grandV
f other, Commodore Perry. It was pre
sented it tlhe cotmrtodore by tflie chamber
o ctfmmenee and Mie Merchants' ex
change of New York in recognition of his
ear-vices to America in. TMsrdtlaUng the
treaty (with-Japan. The service includes
verytihlngi necawany r a (dinner of
many course game, Wh and salad sots,
anil also several chafing' d!he. The
small silver, forks, spoons, lifters, ladles,
etc.. Is bewildering in number arod variety.
It require six large cedar chests to hold
the service, and ade from Its intrinsic
value, wtoiph. ts very great, ths beauty
ef the design- and Dire awwclatror eow
nweted wltti It place rt above rrie-a. 1
moresrf s Uaeaxime. .
NOT 'A BIT FRrO-HTENED.
(MoOlane 11 ae-ma to rue that Mis
Aftercash Is sailing very near the rock
In her flirtation with young Munn.
rMuCrane (rejected) You can Jut bet
she Is, and) she'll get em, too.
NG TO AN
Good Buns the Feature of the
LOWER RIVER WELL AHEAD
Preparations Are Being; Made at All
the Outside Points for Fall
' " "Fishing; Operations.
Astoria, Or., Friday, 10 p. m., Aug. 2,
I80C. In one week more the salmon sea
son of the Columbia river will save
closet) and all speculations as to the prob
able size of the puck will toe set at rest.
At the present writing it seems to us,
with the record1 of the past ten days
as a guide, as If the estimated shortage
of 100,000 cases can now be considered
too large, and In all probability It, will
not exceed 50,000 cases. If the run dur.
lng the next week continues as good as It
has 'been since our last report the figures
will stand a still greater reduction. The
lower river to date Is certainly ahead of.
Its record last year, notwithstanding the"
stagnation that existed for three weeks
in J une-July. Last Monday the canner
ies received magnificent deliveries of fish,
and the run of that day reminded us of
old tines. All the appliances alike
shared In the hauls, ard by midnight
fully 9,000 cases had been packed on the
lower river. Tuesday's work was In la.
mentable contrast. It was one of the
poorest days of the season and the cry
of "no 'fish" was heard everywhere. On
Wednesday matters picked up consider
ably and from that time up to date 'the
returns have been extremely good. Most
of the canneries are working late
In the might in order to effect a dally
clean-up, and altogether it looks at pres
ent as if the run will contlnua good for
some days. We note that several! can
Tiers have all along predicted "no fish In
August." Things do not stem to be turn
ing .-rut that way. It seems more probable
that the season will end In the midst ot
as much bustle and hard work as there
is now. Without a doubt tha fine runs
of the last two weeks have saved the
Lower Columbia from what looked like
a certain shortage. Next week, with the
assistance ot our correspondents, we will
be able to give a very close estimate
of the total pack. The British ship Sierra
Parlma. Is .now loading 80,000 cases of
salmun'irt" Astoria's wharves for ship
ment to the United Kingdom, and will re
ceive dispatch probably towards the mid
dle of the present month. This cargo,
with that of the (Rathdown, makes nearly
00,000 casts bound to foreign port We
quote today as follows:
Sprlnig catch straight Chtnooks $1.35 to
Jl.tlHi for tails and ?1.60 to 1.67'j for
flats. Two-pound regular tails with key,
12.10. ' Muebaoks market bare. Chinook
ovals market -bare.
Tin plate both here and In San Fran
cisco exhibits a considerable shortage and
stocks on this river are very low. The
ship Bokoto, which .reached San Fran
cisco Monday with 30,000 cases of tin plate
aboard, 'wlB to Some extent relUve the
coiuiitloa of affairs. Cannerymen here
urs going about' t'hetr preparations for
fall fishing In a very perfunctory man
ner, which Is the strongest proof that
this Bid j of the business is gradually be
ginning to be looked on by packers with
disfavor. Fishing wltt start at Gray's
hartoor, Shoalwater bay and the Sulslaw
river on the 10th Inst., and at most of
the other outside points operations will
be ibeerun ten days later. The outlook
Is not very brilliant and In all prob
ability the fatl pack will be lighter than
It has been for many years. In reality
most of the cannerymen ackuowledge that
late Ashing hai never paid them as It
should. The low price of goods end the
heavy expense of preparation, transporta
tion oOmen, and machinery to outside
points, etc., cut down profits to the
very narrowest margin. Our Victoria
correspondent says) "Cannery operations
are now in full blust in the North, and
the partes reported to date are as follows:
Naas River cannery, 6,500 cases; Mill Bay
2,700; Inverness, 6,000; North Pacific, 7,000;
July 23, Balmoral, 7,000; B. A. P. Com
I'any, 8,500; Cunningham, 5,600; July 21,
Carlisle,' 6,500; Claxtonv 6,500; Standard,
6,000; Lowe's Inlet, 6,000; July 26, Namu,
2,000; Wannock, 10,000; (River's Inlet, can
r.'3ry, 28,000; Good iHope, 16,000, and Alert
Bay, 8,500; a total of 106,700. Fishing on
the Fraser River is proceeding as usual
tout no large runs have been experienced
during the past few days. I do not think
the pack on the Fraser will come to much
more than a quarter of a million case.
There Is every indication that cannerymen
here will obtain good, firm prices consid
erably In advance of last year's quota,
tlons toefore they get through the season.
Already offer from Eastern Canadian
centers show on upward tendency." Th!
Canadian Grocer says of affairs In To.
ronto: "Demand on spot for canned salm
on is very active. While stocks of sock,
eye are running very low there are plen
ty of cohoes to toe had. Offering are
firm at from $4.00 to 14.75 per case on the
coast for good, red fish, but there is iM
much deposition on the part of whole
salers to buy at these figures. Not that
they have not faith in the market, but
the truth 4s, they are not disposed to
speculate. We hear of some futures be
ing offered by wholesalers. Rumor gives
some ratleh Vow figure, In view of the
present condition of the market, .for fu
tures, but the only authentic quotation
we hive been able to g-t on sockeye fish
Interesting Items Culled from Oregon'
. i Lsad.ne; Newspaper.
Albany's Importance as a business cen
ter Is emphasized in the following lettT
to., the Salem Journal from a leading
buslnes man of Jefferson : "Most of Jef
fenxm' freight comes either to Salem or
Highest of all in Leavening Power
Albany, of course small quantities that
we must have quick we get toy rail here
tout we all avoid it as much as possible.
The railroad has a freight rate from
Porltnd to Jefferson from twonty-flve to ,
thirty-live cents per hundred, to which we
have to add drayage here. We can ship
our goods toy rail to Albany and haul
from thera nine mUt back and lay all'
kinds of freight or goods down In our
store for 20 cents per hundred. A good
portion ot that is paid out here for haul
ing and Is spent amongst us again.- When
we ship to Salem toy boat we got our.
freight laid down for 17 cents per hun
dred for all kinds. - The railroad has dif-;
ferent rates on different goods. Salt,
the most common freight, they Charge
25 cents per hundred or $5 per ton and
the rtst runs up from 26 to 38 cents per
hundred from Portland tot Jefferson,
while they have a rate on the same rail
road of 12Vi cents per hundred on every
thing to Albany, nine milts further," Of
course this Is not pleasant for Jefferson;
but as o. matter of fact larger towns
and parWcularCy railroad and. river cen
ters, must always have great advantages
In shipping matters.
Within a few fe:l of the rear of the
new laundry building at the state asylum
"cottage" farm at Salem a large reservoir
has recently been constructed for the
purpose of holding water conveyed to it
through & four inch terra, cotta pipe a
quarter of a mile In length connecting
with the retaining tank situated near a
large spring which pours forth from the
hillside south of the main 'building. This
retaining tank is 20x30 feet and two feet
deep. The water is pumped from the
reservoir to tanks at the top of the laun
dry to be conveyed through pipe to all
parts of the cottage and other structures
for drinking purposes and fire protec
tion. The now system was put Into use
Tuesday for the flrat time and everything"
worked with out the Slightest delay. The
spring furnishes 50,000 gallons of water .
every twenty-four hours.
Major Edward A. Weed, an old Astor-rlan,-
general agent, and Victor bicycle
hustler, was in MdMlnnville last week.
The Telephone 'Register eays: "He was
manager of the advertising car sent out
by the board of Immigration! entitled 'Ore
gon on wheels.' He traveled some 12,000
miles with it, visiting forty states, and
the exhibit was viewed toy a quarter of a
million people. He la arranging for a
similar car to be sent out this fall, and,.
In conjunotlon with hlo bicycle business,
Is seeking to interest the different local
ities In the matter, and meeting with
substantial encouragement. By the way,
the major Is an Old time newspaper man,
and during his ittnery has visited a good
many print shops."
The Ashland woolen mills, owned by
E. K. Anderson und leased by Wm. D.
Humbert will start up working on a :
large order of blankets on August 1., Mr.
Humbert Is an experienced man and full '
of push and . energy, says the Valley
Record,1 and has W.OOO worth-of new
additional machinery nearly In readiness.
Two new buildings for a wool washer and
a hot air dryer have beej) built, and a
new loom and set of cards have been put
In. ' The power will come through one
of the largest of the Tutthlll , water
motors yet turned out. The mill will start
up employing forty hands, which will cir
culate considerable money about Ashland
"Salem has begun rustling for the O.
C. and E. extension to that city," ays
the. Baker city Democrat, . "Year ago
Salem might have had the Oregonlnn ,
road for $12,000, we have been Informed,
but couldn't make the riffle. Salem is a
different city now,, and no' doubt can
raise live times that amount. The more'
branches of the O. C. and E. built the
better for the road. The greatest move
for the road, though, will be the tapping
of lEastem Oregon, and Jt ts the one that
should be made first, speaking candidly,".
Mr. If. T. Blakeney is the ferryman at
WuTlula, Wash., and he was formerly a
Dalles boy, says the Times Mountaineer.
Every one who Is acquainted with him
has the utmost confidence In his integrity,
and the following Is going the rounds of
the press credited to him: . "Grasshoppers
do cross rivers, according to the state
ment of Ferryman Blakeney St Wallula,
Mho saw a rope of them In the Columbia
recently extending from one bank to tha
other. The current at that point runs
about five miles an hour."
At Fossil, Alexander Beard 1 buying
S bunch of calttle, to be delivered about .
August 25 at 33 for 3 and $25 for 4-year-. V
okl steers, prime beef. The Fossil Jour
nal says a man -having stock cattle to
sell could not get -more than $10 for cows
and $12 for caws with calves. Portland
buyers have contracted for beef cattle in
Crook county for. $3.35 a hundred for
teers, an advance over last year of 10
cents, while cows remain the same as last
year, $1.75. ' . .....
The confirmation ot the Oregon Paclflo
sale reminds us again, says the States-,
man, that Oregon should earn the million
acres of descTt land offered by the gov
ernment for reclaiming it by Irrigation.
There Is an empire of this sort ot land
in southeastern Oregon, that will be trib
utary to Salem with the completion of
the Oregon Central over the Cascades,
vlth a line to the Capital City. It will
pay the state to avail Itself of this oppor
tunity. i Article of incorporation were filed in
the secretary of state's office S&turduy
by the Oregon Bonanza Mining company;
location, Grant's Pass; capital stock, $60,
l00 in share sof $50 each; Edward C.
Wade, Robert A. Brown, John H. King,
Samuel D. Baldwin, Incorporator. Also
by tha Hydraulic Mining company; head
quarters, Portland; J, V. Cook, G. ' E.
Howland, H. N. Scott, incorporators;
capll stock, $',000 In share of $100 each.
Astoria, Corvalll and Albany are re
J.ilclng over their railroad prospects, says'
the Statesman. Salem congratulates and
rejoices with them. The Capital City
will be on the main line of this new
system of Oregon roads and furnish. It
with a goodly shire of Us profitable busi
ness, Llrjn county is In line with a statement
showing a saving of moret han $2,ou0
under the salary system as compared
with the last year under the fee system. -
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