Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1903)
HOVf AJID BBOHKi
COTTAGE GROVE OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
(Vmrnrehenalve Review ol the Import
ant MaotwnlnM ot the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Moit
Likely to Prove Interesting.
Tlio Oregon supremo court holds that
no tax lovy can bo made next January
John Mitchell, president of the
ITiiIIimI Mlncwoikcrs. Is initio 111 nt
rrim Bilbao. Snaln. strikers have re
turned to Work and their demands will
Wyoming will most likely secure the
chairmanships ol tno irrigation
mittccs in the coming congress.
Governor Dolo has been appointed
district Judge for Hawaii. Secretary
Carter succeeds him as governor.
There is now only one county seat
town In Montana which has no railroad
communication with the outsiuc.
Tim Tnmnto hoard of trade has
passed resolutions declaring considera
tion of annexation with tlio United
An extremely brilliant specimen of
the aurora borcalls crippled telegraphic
unrvlco throuchout tho United states
particularly in the East.
A West Virginia mob stoned Dowic-
Itcs for words deemed insulting.
One arrest has been mado in connec
tion with tho train wreck in Colorado,
Sam 1'arks, tho noted walking dcle-
imln. has been found guilty ol extor
An unsuccessful attempt was mado to
blow up a switch engine with dynamite
in the Denver yards.
PA Santa Fo passenger train ran into
an nnn swum UL llultuuiouui
Three lives wcro lost.
Japan may yet block the plan to give
Russia a Ireo nana in nianciiunu iu .
similar oncession in Corea.
Tim United States will demand $40,-
nnn from Snaln to reimburse school
funds taken after American occupation
It is probable that Governor Dole, of
Hawaii, will do appoinieu uuuni
States district judge, to succeed Morris
M. Esteo, deceased.
TJlvol candidates for covcrnor in
Louisiana engaged in a fist fight.
Three men Were killed in a collision
on tho Southern Facific west ol uguen
The chief of the marine corps wants
to have the barracks at the ruget sound
navy yard enlarged.
Mrs. Booth-Tucker, wife of the head
of the Salvation Army, and an earnest
worker, was killed In a train wrecK
trino Potpr. of Servia. was the ob
iect of an intended assassination, but
- . . i -1 n.annn.
was warned in time ami jnutcu
spirators In prison.
Strikers at Bilbao, Spain, continue
to terrorize the town. Dynamite has
been used in several instances and the
town presents a sorry spectacle.
The Colorado mining strike lias
caused the national body to order a
walk-out in that state, Utah, New
Mexico and Southern 'Wyoming on No-
Spanish strikers at Bilbao, now num
bering 40,000, have resorted to rioting.
An nnsnccessful attempt was made
to assassinate President Diaz, of Mex
A run on three St. Louis savings
Itanks was started by false rumors, but
all easily paid deposits.
steamers have arrived at Seat'
tie bringing half a million in gold and
1,600 passengers from Nome.
The president of the Armenian revo
lutionary society in London, has been
assassinated by political enemies.
Robbers at Lead, S. D., chloroformed
an aged couple for the purpose of rob
bery, but wore unsuccessiui.
people will die.
The president of the American health
,,.,-rvintlnn declares that the way to
secure sanitary reform is to enlist the
support of union labor.
Mabel II. Bechtel, aged 21 years, was
assaulted, then murdered, at Alien,
town, Fa and her body put in
underground alley near her home.
The first cold spell of the winter has
.truck New York. Pennsylvania and
Turkish ministers have advised the
porto to reject portions of the Maceon
Ian reform plan oi iiuuaia n
Itear Admiral Bowles, chief of con
nnd renairs. has resigned to
become the head of a shipbuilding com
Receiver Asa B. Thomson, of the La
Grande land office, may be removed as
a result of an indictment by the leuerai
Hlr TIenrv Mortimer, British ambas
sador at Madrid, has been appointed to
fill the vacant post at ashingion
Eleven states will hold elections No
vember 2. Massachusetts, Rhode Is
land, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa
,! MlKfllsalnni will elect full state
tickets and the others minor officials,
Congressman Hermann Is placed in a
bad light in the uregon lauu iruuuo.
It Is claimed that no couiu nave iuc
vented many of them. '
The Russo-Japanese convention has
been approved by the czar.
Falling rock in the New York sub
way caught about a score of workmen
At least 17 are believed to be dead.
Senator Fulton favors dropping tho
Tanama canal route and taking up Nic
aragua with a vlow to expediting mat
ters, The converted transport Grant is
completed. She will test her pumps
on tho San Francisco bar and then
come to tho Columbia bar for active
THANKSUlVI.NU DAY SUT.
President tiiue a Proclamation Fixing
November 26 as the Time
Washington, Nov. 3. Tho presi
dent today Issued his annual Thanks-
Riving proclamation In tho following
By tho President of tho United
States of America A Proclamation:
Tim season Is at hand when, nc-
ronllnir in tho customs of our people,
It falls upon tho president to appoint
a day ot prnlso nnd thanksgiving to
God. During tho last year, tho Lord
hn. dealt bountifully with us. giving
us peaco at homo and abroad, nnd the
rlinnco for our cltlxens to work for
their welfare unhindered by war,
famine or plague. It behooves us not
only to rejoice grontly hecauso of
what has been given us. but to ac
cent It with a solemn sense ot rcspon
nihility, reallilnK. that under heaven
It rests with ourselves to show that
wo are worthy to use aright what has
thus been entrusted to our care.
"In no other place, nnd at no other
time, has tho experiment or govern
ment of the people, by tho people and
for tho people been tried on so vast
a scale as hero In our own couutry in
iho oncnlnc venrs of tho twentieth
century. Failure would not only bo
a dreadful thing for all mankind, for
It would mean loss ot hopes for all
who believe In tho power and tho
righteousness of liberty.
"Thercforo, in thanking God for tho
mercies extended to us In tho past,
wo beseech Him that He may not
withhold them In tho future, nnd our
hearts may be aroused to war stenu
fastly for good and against all forces
of evil, nubile nnd private. We pray
for strength and light, so that In the
comlne years wo may. with clcanil
ness. fearlessness and wisdom, do
our allotted work on earth In such
manner as to show that we are not al
together unworthy of the blessings
wo have received.
"Now, therefore, I. Theodore Roos
evelt, President of tho United States
do hereby doslcnate as n day of gen
eral thanksgiving, tho 26th of tho
comlne November, and do recommend
that throughout the land people cease
from their wonted occupations, ana
In their several homes and places of
worship render thanks to Almighty
God for his manifold mercies.
"In witness whereof, I havo here
unto set my hand and caused the seal
of the united States to be amxed.
"Done at the City of Washington.
this 31st day of October, In tho year
ot our Lord, one thousand nine hun
dred and three, and of the Indcpend
enco of tho United States the one
lundred and twenty-eight
"Dy the President:
"JOHN HAY, Secretary of State.
DEATH IN CRASH.
Train Carrying Football Hosts Wrecked
and Fifteen Persons Killed.
Indianapolis, Nov. 3. Fifteen per
sons were killed and 51 Injured, some
attally, at 10:20 today In a collision
between a special passenger train on
the B e Four Railroad, and a freight
enclne with a cut of coal cars. Tho
accident happened In the edge of this
city. The passenger train of 12
coaches was carrying 954 persons,
nearly all of whom were students of
Perdue university ana tneir menus
from Lafayette to Indianapolis tor
the annual football game between
Purdue team and the Indiana Uni
versity sauad for the state champion
ship, which was to have ben fought
this arternoon. ,
In the first coach back of the en
gine were the Purdue football team
subplayers and managers. Three
players, the assistant coach, trainer
and seven subplayers of the univers
ity were killed, and every one or tne
53 persons In the car were either
fatally'or seriously Injured.
From the 12 coaches were coming
the joyous cries of a thousand rooters
trained to the hour, on whon hopes
colors streaming, while In the front
coach sal 20 great muscular fellows,
trained to hour, on whom the hopes
of a grllltent victory on the gridiron
were confidently placed. Rounding a
curve at the Eighteenth-street cut.
Engineer W. H. Schumaker found di
rectly in front of him the freight en
gine and coal cars moving slowly
from a switch leading to a gravel pit
He reversed his engine and jumped.
The crash hurled the passenger en-
e and three front coaches against
e steel freight cars loaded with
coal, that plowed their way through
and burled under a pile ot wreckage
weighing many tons fully 60 human
The first car. In which were the
players, was completely demolished,
the roof being torn away and falling
across a car of coal, while the body of
the car was reduced to kindling wood
against the side of the steel freight
cars. The second coach, containing a
brass band, was partly telescoped, and
the third coach was overturned and
hurled down a 15-foot embankment,
Tho other coaches did not leave the
Torch Applied to Fine College.
New York, Nov. 3. Men who guard
the New York City watershed at Ama
walk, Westchester county, have ap
plied the torch to the $100,000 college
of tho Christian Brothers, a Catholic
Institution, where boys were being
educated. The brothers a few
months ago obtained an Injunction
against the watershed commissioners
to prevent the destruction ot the
building. The Injunction expired
this week, and It was decided to burn
the building. The Brothers, having
received their condemnation award.
left with tho students several weeks
ago for Baltimore.
Train Hold-Up Is Foiled.
Chicago, Nov. 3. Efforts to hold up
a fast out-bound Chicago & North
western passenger train went astray
last night, it is believed by tho po
lice, owing to the poor marksmanship
of ono ot the bandits. Fireman Louis
Ernest was shot, the bullet crazing
Kngineer Harry Ebbets, and today
five dynamite bombs were found near
the sceno ot the attack. It Is admit
ted by the railway officials that tho
bullets must havo been fired by one
or more persons, who were riding on
tho water tank or tho platform of the
Tornado Causes Death.
Oklahoma City. Okla, Nov. 3. -Two
persons wero killed and nine Injured,
two perhaps fatally, and half a dozen
farm houses wrecked by a tornado
that formed three miles nbrth of
Hydro. In Caddo county, at 9:30 last
night. Tho tornado traveled over a
course from north to southwest,
weeping nearly everything before It
for a distance of four miles. Farm
bousos, barns and fences wero com
pletely wrecked, and crops ruined,
The property loss Is estimated at
BANDITS DITCH IT
PLUMES OFF URIDQG INTO
Spikes Had Been Pulled from Kails Lead.
Ing to the lirldge-llxprci Tresiure
Intact-Cngtnc and Tour Cars Pile Up
In Mats ot Wreckage Thirty Per
sons are lnurcd.
Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 2. lly an net ol
train wreckers, cast luiiiut Santa Fo
passenger train No. 0, known as tho
Colorado-Chicago flyer, In which was
one ear filled with Eastern hankers
homeward bound from California, was
derailed at 1 :80 o'clock this morning
at Aplshapa creek, 35 miles east of this
city, nnd breaking down the stool
bridge, the engine and four ram follow
ing "lunged to the Iks! of the creek,
where they were piled in a mass of
wreckge. Thirty or more trainmen
and naseenwrs were Injured, nnd that
none were killed outright Is regarded
as almost miraculous.
But for the accident of a hot box on
tho express ear, n largo amount of
money would have boon in the safe on
tho wrecked train, nnd this, it is be
lieved, is the plunder tho desperados
hoiH.nl to secure. Valises were rilled
by tho robbers during the excitement
following tho wreck.
Tho express ear in which, according
to report, the money was wing trans
ported, was left in Colorado Springs
last night for n later train.
Tho wrecked train was made up nt
Denver hist evening, and nt Pueblo the
spcial car Del Rosa, in charge of A. t
Kimborlv, nnd carrying 18 Eastern
linkers, was attached to it. The trail
was bowline along nt a sihhiI of 50
miles an hour ns it approached Apish,
npa creek. At the west end of the
bridge, the rails spread, derailing the
engine, and when it struck the urnige
ono span, 100 feet long, went down.
The engine, two baggage cars, and a
chair cur and a conch rolled over on
their sides to the creek bed, a distance
of only about 15 feet, fortunately
hut little water was running In the
creek nt the time. One Pullman stop
ped with tho forward end projecting
over the embankment. tho bankers
car was the only one in the train that
was not derailed. Tho engino rolled
over nnd Engineer Wnlkcr was pinned
under his cab, nnd lie was immediately
enveloped in a dense cloud of steam
Some time elapsed before ho was res
MAY SHAKE HOUSE UP.
Canton Proposes a Change In the
mlttcc on Rules.
Washington, Nov. 2. In accordance
with his plan to permit the house to
have more to say concerning the tun
ning of its affairs at the coming session
of congress, Congressman Cannon, who
has enough votes pledged to erect him
speaker, will make some changes in
the rules committee, which last session
consisted of Payne, of rew lork; Dal
zell, of Pennsylvania; Orosvenor, of
Ohio; Speaker Henderson, of Iowa,
and ono Democrat, Richardson, of Ten
nessee. Mr. Cannon desires that the
committee be niore reprewntativeof all
parts of the country-
Two plans now present themselves to
him. One is to remove eome of the
old members, which might cause some
hard feeling, and the other is to in
crease tho membership to seven men.
With the retirement of Speaker Hen
derson, not a singlo member of tho
rules committeo would come from west
of the Mississippi river. There has
been some talk of the displacement of
Grosvenor and Payne, by llemenway,
of Indiana, and Burton, of Ohio.
Hemenway does not want the place, as
he has the appropriations committee
Hpeburn, of Iowa, has been suggested
as an alternate, it is generally re
lieved, however, that the committee
will consist ot seven members at the
coming session, and two well known
friends of the new regime will find
place on tho committee, one perhaps
coming from tlio far West and ono
from the middle West. This could
place Cannon and his friends in control
of the committee with less friction
than possibly by any other method.
Crank at White House.
.Washington, Nov. 2. Edward S.Tan
ner, 33 years of age, a native of Switz
erland and a crank, tried to see the pres
ident today, but lio did not get far 13-
yond tho doors of the executive ollico
before his condition was discovered.
He was taken to the police headquar
ters, and later to St. Elizabeth Insane
asylum. His delusion was that he
was being pursued by airships. Ho
thought tlio president would make
them stop bothering him. Tanner
said he had a w ifu in Memphis, Ten
Welcome American Ship.
San Domingo, Nov. 2. The political
situation in this city is unchanged
Quiet prevails, hut serious trouble may
arise here at any time, and the pros
ence of an American warship is desira
hie. Tho Clyde line steamer Chero
kec, from New York, arrived today.
She had been prevented by tho Domin
ican government cruiser Imlependcncia
from calling at Puerto Plata, Samana
and Macoris. Bho reports that tho
whole of the northern part of tho island
is joining in the revolutionary move
Porte Agrees on Pretest.
Constantinople, Nov. 2. At tho ex
traordinary council of ministers today,
it was decided that tlio government
must protest ngainst the Russo-Atistri-
an proposition that foreign oflllcals bo
appointed to positions that would carry
with them tho right to give commands
to Turkisli troops. It was stated the
protest must set forth tho fact that any
such appointment would affect the sov
ereignty of tho sultan, and therefore
could not bo considered on any pretext.
Rnula Explains Keoccupatton.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 2. Tho foreign
offico hero declares that tho reoccupa-
tion of Mukden, Manchuria, by Ilus-
hIaii troops, is not connected with tlio
question of tho commercial ports. Tho
railroad guardB, it is explained, rcoocu
pled the city because tho Chlncso gov
ernor refused to comply with certain
demands of tho Russian commissioners. I
RIJOCCUPIIH) HV RUSSIA.
Chinese Tall to Keep Their Promliei
St. Petersburg. Oet. 31. An olll
dispatch from Mukden, Manchuria,
wivs: A detachment ol Russian troops
V - m
entered tho town yesterday and rcoocu-
plod tho guardhouses. This action
was In ronsetiuen.ee of the weakness
displayed by the Chinese, authorities
who do not fulfill their promises aim
owing to general ferment prevailing
Tlu rumor cnntlmr from Jurumcsu
sources rviauvo to mo erection ui i
Ian torts on tho Ynlu river. Corea,
.I.,,).,..-! ,.. 1... .,.. ,.,,.,(..l II la
plained tltat only n rampart has been
built for the, secretion of the Russian
settlements against the Chunehus.
The reports of tho entry of Jitpam
Ink,,,. l,it,t lrui nr.. nlu.1 tmt-ollriritl
and tho anti-Russian demonstrations
In Japan are now stated to he less ire-
Qlres Russia Full Swing.
Washington, Oct. 31. Diplomats
here say that tho Associated Press
cable from St. Petersburg tolling ol
Russia's rcoccuitatlon of Mukden indl
cates an agreement between ltussia and
Japan by which the former Is to have
free swing in Manchuria, so far as
Japan is concerned.
Mr. Taknhira, tho Japanese minis
ter, said tonight lie had read the cable
gram with deep interest, but was still
without official confirmation. The
minister seemed to bo moro hopeful of
n satisfactory conclusion of the Toklo
negotiations hut said positively he had
not been advised that an agreement had
been reached. He pointed out that
Russia had agreed to tho opening ol
Mukden to the world's commerce and
said he did not think it necessary for
Russian troops to remain there to carry
out this promise.
PORTE TO DEFY POWERS.
Ruuo-AuitrUn Plan In Macedonia li
Constantinople, Oet. 30. A feeling
of unrest prevails here, and tho feel
ing is so general that the sultan is con
templating defying tho powers that seek
to compel him to accccd to the demands
of Austria and Russia in tho matter of
reforms in Macedonia. These reforms
are distasteful to the people of Turkey,
nnd there Is no doubt Abdul Humid
will have all of Iiia subjects with him
in any action he may take to combat
the plan to place Austrians and Rus
sians on the staff of the Macedonian in
It becamo known today that tho dls
nrmamentlpolicy that has been In prog.
ress for some time in connection with
the understanding between Bulgaria
and Turkey has been annulled. This
is taken to mean that the sultan has
made up his mind to defy the powers
nnd decline to obey the suggestion of
Austria and Russia.
REBELS JOIN FORCES.
Santo Dominican Capital Is to be
Capo Haytien, Hayti, Oct. 31. Gen
eral Navaro, the revolutionary governor
of Monte Cristo, San Domingo, at the
head of a strong force of troops, has
joined General Morales, commander In
chief of the forces of tho Dominican
revolution, with tho reported intention
of moving the combined forces on tlio
capital, Santo Domingo, -
The blockade of the port of Puerto
Plata, on tho north coast of Santo
Domingo, which is held by revolt!
tionists, has caused provisions there to
become very dear.
A force of Dominican revolutionists
has occupied Cotuy. It is presumed
the Dominican government forces will
be concentrated at the capital, where
heavy fighting isexpected to take place
It Is rumored that tho French crusier
Jean de la Gravicr, now at Port au
Prince, Hayti, has been ordered to
American Move Alarms Italy.
New York, Oct. 31. Considerable
apprehension is felt among Italians
alrout the expedition under way to
Abyssinia by Consul Ueneral bkinncr,
of Marseilles, says a Tribune dispatch
from Rome. Italy, sinco her African
reverses, has licen accustomed to look
with distrust upon any foreign inter
ference in Ethiopia. It Is learned on
good authority, says tho correspondent,
that instructions have been sent to tho
Italian minister at the Abyssinian cap
ital to watch Mr. Skinner closely and
report on the attention paid him.
Harked for Aiiasilnatlon.
New York, Oct. 31. Armenians of
this city are beginning to talk more
freely about tlio murder of Sagatel
Sagouni, which occurred in London.
These men who refuse to permit tho
use of their names, dreading vengeance
of their organized enemies, insist that
Sagouni was real head of the Armenian
revolutionary party, anil ho was mur
dered by an assassin In tho pay of a
certain Kuropean government. Mem
bers of tho Armenian colony horo say
warning was sent to Sagouni a month
Russian Advices Alarm China.
London, Oct. 31. Dispatches to the
Dally Mall from I'ekin this morning
statu the foellng in the Chlncso capital
Is growing more tenfjo dally. Infor
mation in tho hands of tho Chinese
government officials, and believed by
them to 1)0 beyond dispute, Indicates
that tlio war party In Russia is surely
gaining tho whip hand In the foreign
office, and China realizes she must her
self Ik) ready to act for the preservation
of her own Interests,
Prior-Land Problem Easier.
Manila, Oct. 31, Monslgnor Quidl,
the Roman prelate sent to Manila as
apostolic dclegato to conduct negotia
tions between tho Vatican and tho
United States government regarding
the saloof land held In tho Philippines
by tho frnirs, is urging a settlement of
the matter before Governor Taft leaves
for America, Tho governor upon his
part says that he Is In hopes that tho
salo will bo concluded, before his departure
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
RUSH TO MOUNT HASTUS,
Phonollte rind I Attracting a (treat
Baker City Heorgo 11. Small has re
turned from the new Mount ltastus
mining district, lie says that there
nrv fully 300 people. In tho camp ill
present, and hundreds more nro on mo,
road going In. Mtmut experience from
Cripple Crook, Colo., told Mr. Small
that tlio phonollto found in tho now
camp resembled In oery particular the
phonollte found In Cripple Crook. Mr.
Small says that If tho values are there
It is Iwund to Ik) a rich camp, the
lodge are all right. A townslto bus
leeii selected and surveyors nro busy
laying It out Into city lots. Purchas
ers of town lots ato numenpus.
Claims In good localities soil readily
to the latecomers who hni imuioy.
Tho country where tho phonollte Is
found extends from IS to 20 miles.
Prospectors are busy hunting lodges.
Within 30 da)- at the present rate of
Increase there will Iki from 3,000 to 5,
000 men In tho new district. Men to
do assessment work aru in great de
mand. Most nil tho men who go in
are eager to find and locate claims (or
themselves and havo no time or I noil
nation to work for any ono olse.USS3
SELL Till! LAND IN A LUMP.
Moit of Klamath Mrih Will Then be
Salem Slnto Troasurro Moore Is of
the opinion that tho proHr plan for
the'statu to pursue in disposing of its
lands on Klamath marsh, should the
state finally acquire them, is to sell
the entire tract In a lump to tho high
est bidder. Ho lielleves this Is advlsa-
bio for tho reason that If the tract Is
cut up and sold to various persons it
will ho impossible to unite the Mivoral
Interests in any enterprise looking In
the reclamation ol the hum. in onior
to make tho land of vuluo to its own
ers, it must lie drained, and the sumo
work that drains part of It will drain
practically nil of It. If it Ik) sold In
small tracts, a part of the purchasers
can sit back and do nothing, leaving
tho more enterprising to Uar the ex
pense of draining tlio marsh, while alt
would shuro in the Umcllts. I'nder
such circumstances, It is doubtful
whether any olio would undertake tho
reclammatlon work and also whether
there would l-o purchasers for any hut
the best of tho swamp hind.
Nlblcy Duys Timber Holdings.
Pendleton A deed has Ix-on filed
with tho county recorder whereby J.
D. Casey and wife sold a half Interest
in their timber holdings, located en the
Blue mountains in tlio vicinity of
Mcachem, to C. W. Nihley for ffi.OOO.
It comprises tract of nliout 1,000 acres.
This Is one of the largest llmlior deals
that has been recorded for some lime.
Mr. Nihley Is given nearly 10 years in
which to removo tlio tlmlicr. He Is
also given tho right to establish saw
mills nnd other necessary machinery
and trnnsiKrtation lines on the proix'r.
ty, to he used in carrying away the pro
Two Thousand Head ot Hogs.
Enterprise Kiddle brothers of Is
land City nro receiving 2,000 head of
hogs at different points in Wallowa
county. About -100 of the numlier nre
fat hogs, whllo tho balance nro feed
ers, which they will ilrtvo to Island
City and intermediate ixiints to bitten.
The priro paid was four cents for feel
ers nnd four nnd onu half cents for fat
hogs. Tho prlco of wheat and all other
grains 1h so high in this county tills fall
that tho farmers are selling off their
stock of hogs rather than feed them
and take chances.
Warner Settler Octtlng Data.
Salem J. L. Morrow, ono of tho
Warner valley settlers who lost their
homes in tho contest with tho Warner
Valley Stock company, Is in Salem pro
curing records preparatory to bringing
a suit to recover tho lands claimed by
himself and neighbors. C. A. Cogs
well, attorney for tlio Warner Valley
Stock company, was also here, nnd It
is evident that if suit should he com
monced it will be fought as bitterly in
tho courts as it was before tho federal
He Bays Two Large Tracts.
Pendleton At an aggregate cost of
(8,700, Ncls I. Johnson of Weston has
purchased two pieces of property ropre.
renting nearly (500 acres. Tlio first
purchase was mado from Henry Pink-t-rton.
The projicrty consisted of 70
acres, and was bought for 12,000. Tho
land is situated near Weston. Tho sec
ond piece of property is located near
Milton and consists of about 500 acres
and was bought for $0,700, from
Charles W. Nye.
How He Raises Die Crops.
Oregon City George Randall, a
farmer residing near Now Kra, reports
a yield of 150 bushels of (lotatoes per
acre from a ten-acre field. Tho pota
toes aro of tho Btirhank variety and
above tho nverago sizo. Mr. Randall
acountx for his success In growing this
vegetablo from tho fact that ho does
not seed the samo ground to this crop
for two or more sucessivo seasons. Ho
raises a crop of potatoes only about
every four years from tho same field.
To Exploit Clackamas Mines,
Oregon City In tho organization to
ilny of tho Oglo Mountain Mining com
pany, tho Initial steps havo heeti taken
for tho development of tho Oglo creek
mining section in Clackamas county.
With a capltnl stock of 11,000,000, tho
corporation has been launched by tho
following named incorportaors: r. A.
and John II. Falrclough, of Oregon
City; J. V. Harleps, of Molalln, and F.
D, Keppcy, of Portland.
Making Sugar at La Orande.
La Grande Tho sugar loot factory
in this city has already recelvod 10,000
tons of beets, and has workod up about
7,000 tons of thoso, which will make
10,500 sacks of sugar, Thoro will bo
about 1,000 more tons of beets and tho
factory will run until about Novomher
RUACIIINU I OR ORUUON CI IV.
City and Suburban Leases Roadbid I'rom
Oregon City llesldcntsof Clackntmii
ay that negotiation have been con
cluded hy which tho Cty A Suburban
railway company, of Portland, lute
leased from tho Southern Pnelllo com
pany the railroad lied of that ooriKira
lion lietwoon Wlllsburg nnd Clacka
mas. There ha for ninny mnullii
Ix'on rumors of such u deal, und.the an
nouiit'cmcht of Its ooiisnmuintUn onuses
much speculation locally. Ihe feast
blllly of such nn arrangement In recog
titled since It Is known that tlio South
ern Purine company ha taken the pre
llmlnary step to construct another
roudlicdhy which It west side trains
muv reach Portland from the eait side,
tho Wilhiinallo river to bo crossed nt
Hswego. I'rom that mlnt tho route ot
the road will Ik- northerly connecting
with the mniu lino at Wlllshnrg. An
other lino will extend from the Oswego
crossing point up the river joining the
ma i ii line Just Mow this city. In this
way the railroad company propose to
avoid the existing heavy gnulon ho
tiu-cti thl city and Wlllshurg, and at
the same time shorten the route hy four
miles. Tlio old line I to lie Used for
local train while the heavy trallle will
lie transferred to tho ww lino.
URL'AT HATCHERY AT ONTARIO.
Enough Salmon Can He Propoiated
There to Keep Up Supply,
Salem Tlit now state salmon hatch
ery at Ontario Is the largest of its kind
in tlio Cultrd State and erhpa in
tho world, says state treasurer l.S
MiMiro. Tho Stule Treasurer mid See
tetarv of Statu Dunbar have Just re
turned fruln an official visit to Ontario,
whom they lncetcd tho now hatch
ery. They report everything in satis
factory condition and fool confident of
a good season' work. A largo number
of tlsh have Nh-ii taken and a good ii
ply of eggs seems certain.
"Tho new hntcliery has a capacity of
10,000,000 young fry a year," say Mr,
Mmire, "which Is greater than the ra
paclty of all tho other hutcherhs in
the state combined. We hollevo that
the problem of keeping up the supply
ot salmon ha Iwn solved nnd that
thl will ho clearly demonstrated in
four or live year when tho product ol
this hatchery begin to come hack to
thotolmubia rhcr. tannery nion say
that only nlmut 1,000,000 salmon n
year are takou in tlio Columbia. II
only one In every 20 of the llsh we
turn out at Ontario should romo buck,
wo would havo enough to keep up the
Lump la of Iron,
Oregon City It now seems a it
suicd fact that tho hugu lump of Iron
found on n farm nwir this city recently
1 a meteor. An assay has been mado,
and It is found to ho nearly pure Iron,
with n trace ol nickel. It Is excessive,
ly tough, niul broke several hack-saw
blades III effort to cut off smnll piece.
lhu meteor I oslimatol to weigh
about 2A ton. 1 ho object had nearly
imrle-l Itsell in tho grouml and ha ni
purontly lieen there for years. When
struck with n metallic substance It
rings like n lell.
La Orande Hat Hopes,
Iji Grande The people of Iji Grande
have much faith in tho report which
reacnui nere from NUem ol the rehear
ing of the I'nlon county sent case
Diere are twit motions liefore the
court. Ono for rehearing, and ono to
remand the case lmck to tint lower
court to tako evidence a to tho amount
of indebtedness, so as to ascertain the
portion that is Illegal and the portion
that is legal. It hsik very probable
now that tho elcctoln which was set for
the mdldlo of November will go on just
Fruit In Orand Ronde Valley.
la Grande Fruit nicking and nack
ing in tho Grand Hondo valley I at it
height, l he Cove, which is about the
best Irult producing section of the vnl
ley, i shiping apples, prunes ami pears
in largo quantities. The prune harvest
Is exceptionally largo. Seven carload
havo been shipped from tho Cove al
ready this season. The second grade of
prime I sent to Iho dryer nt Union,
which i disposing of tho largo quantity
oi trie crop.
Hay Destroyed by Fire.
Princvilk Fire destroyed about 200
ton ot hay belonging to M. It. Biggs
at tlii place, on tho Wchdcll creek ami
Ochoco creek. Tho origin of the fire I
Wheat Walla Walla, 7-1 c; blue
tern, 78oj valley, 7877c.
Barley Feed, t20 per ton; browing
21; rolled, $31.
Flour Valley, $3.76ffl3.S5 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, 3. 7804. 10
hard wheat patents. t4.206e4.R0- urn
ham, (3.35(93. 76; wholo wheat, (3.5f
(84 ; rye wheat, $4,60.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.10; gray, 1
(31.06 per cental.
Millstuffs Bran, $20 per ton; mid
dlings, $24; shorts, $20; chop, $18
linseed dairy fond. 111).
Hay Timothy, $10 per ton; clover,
fia; grain, ?iu; cheat, iiu,
Butter Fancy creamery, 26Q37K
per pound; dairy, 18M20c; store,
Cheese Full cream, twins, 14c;
Young America, 1610c; factory
prices, 1Q51XC less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 1010c
per pound; spring, lOcj hens, HAllKc;
broilers, $1,76 per dozen; turkeys, live,
lowuuu per pound ; uresseu, jotaisu;
dork. ftft$7 nprdnr.An tfottaa i7cH1ft
Eggs Oregon ranch, 27Kc; Eastern,
Potatoes Oregon, 06 9 76c per sack;
weet potatoes, 22e.
Hops 1003 crop, 10 22c per pound,
according to quality.
Wool Valley, 1718c; Eastern'Ore
gon, 12316c; mohair, 36S7Kc '
Beef Dressed, 697o per pound.
Veal Small. 78o: larre. 5M98
Mutton Dressed. 'GOCKc: lambs.
jl'ork Dressed, 7?4C8o, ;
Aberdeen' Surviving Building llurn-
I'lremen nre Helpless,
.Uieideon, Wash., Oct. 88, !l A. M,
A lire, which promise lo equal In
magnitude tho recent holocaust which
leslroyed (he major portion of Iho
business pint ol Ahoideon, I now inn
ing, and the tlio department I wholly
unable to cope with It.
At an early hour thl niroiilng llio
r,n discovered In the editor of the
Couimoicliil block, With Indescriba
ble, rapidity It hit spread tothndlasgow
block, the postolllcr, the Ik'cker block
and the V. M. O. A, building, all of
nhlch are now a mas of Ituiiio.
The lire department I utterly power-
Ics to stay the progress of tho Hume,
which thn wind I fast driving toward
the imhurncil portion of the town.
The Commercial block contained 10
stores, lioslde several which opened
tompoiary qiiiutvr there after tho re
Tho (llasguw block contained eight
(Seven busbies block of Aberdeen
went destroyed hy a Iho that broke out
on the morning ol OctnUr HI and
burned until 2 o'clock In tlirnlleruooii.
The blatit started In a lookory called
the Mock building, where men cooked
their iiiisiU over gasoline stoves. Four
men lost their Uvea and n half tloron
wore more or less seriously Injured.
The loss was determined to le about
AI'I'IIAL TO RI1U CROSS FOR AID.
rtaccdonlam Aik Clara tlarton to Re
lieve Their Distress.
Washington, Oct. 20. Macedonln'
plea for aid ill hrr distress was ptuccd
before Ml Clara Burton, tho head of
the Bed Cms society, ttslay, Con
stantino Stcphatiov, the cclal Mace
donian delegate, told Mis Barton of
the urgency of the situation and begged
her to tako Immediate action to Insure
the forwarding ol ltcd Cross relief to
Macedonia. Mis Barton asked lor de
tailed Information n to tho character
and scope of tho aid heeded, ami said:
"The Hod Cm fool that It would
! u humane ami noble thing for the
American people to undertake to re
lievo the suffering in Macedonia.
Such a tiling would I hi In keeping with
American tradition in other exlgeiirle.
The situation, in view of tint approach
of winter, Would seem to require n sys
tematic, substantial and Immediate
effort on the part of tho'proplo general
ly. Diplomatically llio" problem would
Ihi nu extremely dolicatu one, and
would require discretion audevrleuco
fur It sticcesslul solution."
CHINOOK IS HI'H NAM II.
Transformed fjrant la l lnlintd and Re
christened. San Francisco, Oct. 20. Tho last
bolt ha been driven in the big dredge
(irant, or rather Chinook, n she I
now called, for the gigantic craft was
remarried to tho deep sea yesterday
and witli the ceremony came change of
Captain Hun ford, of tlio V. 8. A. en
gineering corp, ha arrived nt Valleju
and will suK'rlulend test to 1st made
on San Francisco bur Is-fore taking the
dredge to tho Coluhmia river, where
He her cf lal field ot duty. Thoso
test will 1st muilo today nnd if (ho
Chinook is pronounced satisfactory she
will immediately proceed to thu Co
That she will work without a hitch
Is the opinion of Captain Sauford, who
looked her over carefully and ex
pressed thu belief that she I ndmlr
nbly fitted to )crform the task laid out
Tho Chinook has Ken already a let
ter luvesvment than thu government
figured on, for estimates show that a
large part of tho sum appropriated for
the work of reconstructing her will lie
returned to thu navy department.
Railroads Won't Cut Wages.
New York, Oct. 21). Emphatic de
nial I made hero hy representatives of
several imisirtaiit Western railroad to
widely circulated rumor that a con
certed effort won to 1m made hy West
em road to reduce wage. Tho opin
ion wa generally expressed that no
such phinva umlcr consideration, and
in some quarters that . such a inovo
would not Isj feasible. Reduction In
expense are Imlng mado hy the West
ern roads In common with thoso In
other part of thu country, but by re
duction III Shop CXtM'llHCB.
Syndicate Uuys Cuban Land.
Havana, Oct. 20. A syndicate of
Ohio capitalists, with homo oillces In
Cleveland, hits succeeded In acquiring
nil thu land in tho Immediate vicini
ty ol Bahia Honda, 00 miles from Ha
vana, and will establish coffco, cocoa
nut and ornngo plantations on a mam
moth scalo. llonicK-okorH will ho Im
ported from California and the south
eastorn portion of tho United Stales, to
whom nro allotted holding for cultiva
tion. Tlio land is very productive nnd
tho colonists will bo n most desirable
class of citizens.
Blockade Uxlati at Port.
Capo Haytien, Hayti, Oct. 21). Tho
Dominciaii cruiser Indcpcndcncia ap
peared off Puerto Plata, tho poit on
the north coast of Han to Domingo,
which point is in tlio hands of tho rev
olutionists, today nnd prevented the
Cuban mail ste'nmur Maria Uerrea
from entering that poit. Tho Inde
pchdcncla then left Puerto 1'lala, going
towards tho American mall steamer
Cherokee, coming from Mnnto Chrlsti,
to prevent her from touching.
$180,000 Fire In New York.
New York, Oct, 20. Twenty hotisos.
Including stores and private residences,
wore destroyed tonight in a fire that
swept over two city blocks in Kings
Brldgo, nt tlio upper cud of Manhattou
Island, Tho Klngsbrldgo hotel, for
merly n famous road liouso, was des
troyed. Total property damngo,