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HILLSBORO, WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER aa. 1901
T T 1W;
.,. Public Indirection.. J. U. Aermwi
indue Fifth IMirlriot ..T.A. "
v" '::::::i. u. a. vnun.
!.iniuMHtuneni '" K.J. Ward
.... Geo, A. Morgan
' "'S, ..Jo?. W. BeweU
s'",r' Ualih I- Wann
ibwordot " lK. Crndall
I' -'" :.a'eo. M. Wileo
AiHWir .,' A uBli
HarY . W f Via
OHKOON OITT LAND Of WOK.
l.'liua. II. Moores.
f . . . .F, A. llailey, Mayor
...J, 1. Taniciaie
rswtrn ol Ttnatesn K irown
f K. I. ln
I ' ... John M
I ...Win. Bmi
lUtoar.ior Hum'i KrlU
i nwa- y '- Atkinson
Mitrahal .H, Kvcrilt
In-lioe of Heaoe r"'"'".'.'l.'P. Kiindull
POBT OmOl IMFOUatATION.
The Kails flUM lit the Uill-tboro
1 SSaSS.1 Onio. Bethany and Odn,
Mill, at 7:30 a. m. ' .
ftiSS tTpnfd an?,-- 5 a.
OUIIUOII AND BOOIETY NOTICEM.
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M ii a. ... , TTi:1,r.u aveninff-.
Chrixtuiu ItnUeavor at 7: P
f r OHUUOIl. II Obws, pa..
1 Hhi every Sabbath mornuiK and
M 'i.mS Vital Vhnol W """bath a
5 ; . trWnl nraver "J"
rnvam the third TneadaT eminR of Mwn
. . ..ftiilirlf rrnrhlllfflHt 2ll
C" ;hH.n.iy.""hontbt 1.
rtii. ITuyer i.i.ftii.K Ti.ura.lay v.inB.
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tr.Htmi. ?C"kWHK Tailor
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UXHUOUO LODOK Ml. CT. A. O. V.
u . m.vIh nvrrY llrai abd lolril
Krnl.iv rvnin4 aaoli month.
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II.I.HIOlll OKA NOR, NO. 7S, ta-t
Vind and tb r dayo eaoh hmmiIIi.
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ONTK.HMA WMH1K, NO. ). niwrU
f. llnlL Viaitra made welua.
rlMIK. IH.OUKK ill HONOIt, A. O. V.
1 W., mxw in W uhruiiK' ball irr
urt and third Friday iwning of faoli
JII.KNlrlA TKMPLK NO. ,10, R. B..
niPVtn CTory xnn una . r riuny
nth at 1:'M o'clock in Wehmng'iHnll.
Urn r P.
HKNIX LOIKJK, NO. M, K. OF I'-.
1 mcK'ta in Manontn Hall on Mnuday
wn.iui of aoh wwk. rWijonrniim bratbnu
loomed lo loU niaetlua.
A. V, A. M.
I DUALITY LODOB NO. , A. F. A A. H
maola tTfry Hatnrdny DiKbt on or after
ml moon of eajk montb.
O. E. .
rpl'ALATlN IIAPTKR.NttM.O K R.,
. IfuMlA Tnmnll OB Ibe WM1
n.l 4th Tu.wday of eacb month.
MKKTfl IN ODD FKI.LOWS HALL ON
the liratand third Krldayaof ewb
munOi, at ii.OOo'rlork. p, m.
KJI. RASSO ri)ST, SO. 6, . A. B
t RRTM IN ODD FF.1.LOW8 HALLON
ill Um. lirrt and third Helrdnya of eaoh
month, at WW o'clock p. m. j
Mount forfttnmp pirtumM Um
Imc:rKDKNT offloi1, 1 dot and
half for 6 ft.
Tiioa. it loaul'B, a.a.toioci
. TIIOH II. E. B TOStit'E,
. Orrioa: Ifaaima 3, 4, A 5, Moriran Pluok.
W. S. BABKETT,
Ovnoa: Central Ulona. Kooaut and I.
' 1IEST0X B0WMAI1,
TTORNKY-AT-IAW. , ;
Oirion: lkna t aaul T." Morgan block.
' II. T. BAGLET,"'
ATTOHNEY AND -CO
CKUK-AT LA W
HI LLfHOBO OUtOON.
OrricE: Over Delta Drng Store,
JUIIN M. WALL,
BaiIy-Morf;an Block, JUwniH 1 A 2
8. T. USKLATEB, M. B. C.
pil YSICIAN AND SUIU3EON
, UiLLrlUOUO, OKiCOON.
' Orrioa: at rMii!neti, eat of nrt
lloaaf), whore be will hetonnaaiau
when not viaitinp. iwtienta.
J. P, TABIEME, J
c r. It. II. SUROEON,
HIliLBllOBO. OHEOOS. "
r. - ..ri-nmimrtm T Homer Third
- jk xa u, iMIin.. hnnrm. HO to 12
a. m.. 1 to K and 7 to H p. in. 'leleiihone to
nwiienne from Jlrook A Beta' JJnuflttore a
all honra. AU aalla promotly attended.
ni(bt or day.
FA. 1IA1LET, M. V.
pilYSICIAN ANDSUHOEON ;
Ollire MorKitn-HuiW Hl"ck, up t.
roouia 12, 13 and In. lUMidonee, B. w. Oor.
Bae Liu. and Heoond rt"- ,,nonMt
j. e. ahkish.
Orncc IIodrh: m. to 4:30 p. ni.
Oflice in Union block over Pliarmacy
C ' , R. .MXUN,
IlewtarU TlaltwIhr.'V.BOperiet. Cement
nnd Anmlpnni riliiiiK W '' ch- oW
tilings from l up. ViUliacd air for pain
lct U lion.
Orrioa i three door north of Hrfok
store. I llnoe hnnr from a. m. to4 p. n.
TIIKOlHai UTAH AM CUUIBAUO.
TIk- iiliwl trip In thn pant during
Hid hPHt of Kuiiimcr In via the Itlo
I i ruiulo WcMt. rn n J ii Don ver A Bio
lSrttnlf lUilrtMl ,4hu , far-faiuix)
"Hi-cnii; Une of tho World." The
nxtroiiM'r) of u.inprrature are never
met, and priiwunRpra are aure of hv
ing a Ui'liKhtfully cool riilo through
the I It-art of tht. llock-y Wouutalna,
and a view by daylight of tacnery
which In nowhere Hurar'd.
If dcnlrod, a stop enrouto may be
mndn at qualm and plcturrttque
SnltLake City, the "City of the
HainU," Olinwood Hprlngs, Lead
villi', Colormlo Sj.rinpt, Pueblo,
Denver, or any Intermediate point.
:. There are throe daily trains leav
ing 8alt Lake City for all ipolnW
east, which hare cio-e coonectlone
from the Northwest via either O. R.
A N. Cwn or the Houthera raaBe Co.
Them . trninit are equipped with
Through rliwjH'ni (Standard and
TourUt,) Free llrcllninir Chair Cars
and a pHr&t't Dinino; Car Service.
. IVwonally Oindurtetl Excnralonn,
lo chargo of oompviunt and eourte.
ous managen, are run several tlmea
a wotk without change ol cars to
Henrer Oinaha, Kansas City, Ht.
Louis, ChiiaiRo, Kuflalo, New York,
Diieton and all cantcro cilles.
Ttcketn are on ml at ail Railroad
Ticket ofllciu." For further Informa
tion and rheaptat raic. apply to
J.' D. MAJrmixn,
124 Third St., Portland, Oregon.
Itaav ball plHycr :ahould one The
Delta IJnimetil, a It cure apralna
and bruli, tout;bejw the banda and
keeps the fingers tuple. ;
- - - :
Of Moscow ?.
e 0 & By SYLVANUS COBB, Jr.
"And jierhups you would have
done the same to mo."
"Sire," nnswcrvii the youth quick
ly, "when DuiiioiioI" tried by threats
to make me I im paper I told
him there wns but one ninn on
earth fit wWc irlcr I would lo
thnt thinp. Tlie man who hits tho
right to command plmll never havo
ocension to strike nc."
There wris Homcthing in this reply
nnd more in the tone nnd iK'uribg ol
him 'who Fixiko it that made the
duke tremble. lie caw plainly that
the emperor' eye sparkled with nd
mirntimi n they rented upon the
IIut now n!)out this duel," re
sumed the emperor. "How dared
you take iidvantae of tho count in
tho conflict ?"
"Advantage, sire?" repented the
youth in surprise.-
"Aye. Did he not. Stephen Ur
icn?" 'Ho did, Rirc," replied tho man
"And w hich of tho two do you cull
tho best swordsman ?" Peter asked.
"Why, sir, tho count is or was
vastly his superior."
"And whftt sny you, 6ir-lieutenant?"
Alnric trembled, for this was ad
dressed to him. Ue knew that tho
duko was anxious to crush his
friend, and ho feared to draw tho
wrath of that powerful nobleman
down upon his head.' But a happy
thought came to his aid.
"Sire," ho said, "I would rather
you would judge of that for your
self." "Me judgcf And how am I to do
"Let Rurie Novel's skill bo tried
hero before you. If I mistake not,
you havo some good swordsmen near
your palace. There ia Demetrius, tho
"What, my master at arms?"
"Why, ho is the best swordsman
in my empire. I think our young
adventurer would fare badly in his
"Never mind, sire. You could
"Why," said Tcter, with a smile,
"Demetrius handles the count as I
would a mere child."
"Sire," spoko Kuric modestly, but
yet frnnCly, "it were surely no dis
grace to be ovcrcomo by your tutor."
"And will you take a turn with
him nt tho swords V
"Yes, sire, if so it please you."
"By my soul," cried tho emperor,
leaping up, "we'll have some diver
sion out of this trial. What ho,
there! Light up tho chamber. Let
every lamp bo lighted, for wo want
sight now. Send Demetrius hero
and tell him to bring his round edged
Both tho duke and TJrzcn stood
aghast at this new turn, but they
dnred not interfere, for they saw
thnt their imperial master was nil
excitement now to see a trial of skill
at thnt scienco which, above all oth
ers, he tried to make his officers
learn. But then they had one hope
Demetrius might overcome the
gunmaker so easily that Tctor
should not sec his reul power.
Demetrius soon enme, nnd under
his arm he carried the swords. They
were of the common size, but with
round edges ami points on purpose
for play. The master at arms was a
iwcrfully built man ana ponseseou
a splendid form. lie was A Orcek
by birth and was now retained by
tho emperor as a tencher of tho
"Demetrius," said Teter, "I havo
sent for you to entertain us with a
show of your skill. Here is a man
about whoFc ttoucr there is somo
dispute. Mind you, it is nil in kind
ness. Kuric Nevel, tnke your weap
on." Tho youth stepped forward and
extended his left hand for tho
sword, nnd the right hand he ex
tended for the other to grasp. It
wns taken wnrmlv, for the (ireek
saw in on instant that he had a no
Mo man to deal with. And those
two men were not much unlike in
form. Demetrius was nn atom tho
taller, but Uuric showed the moro
The night hnd come on, hut tho
great lamps wrrc nil lighted, and tho
room was ns bright us day.
"Sir," said Uurie, addressing tho
Greek, "this is none of my soiling,
though I confers that for a long
whilo I have longed to cross a play
ful sword with you. I play well."
"I like you, the Greek returned
bluntly and kindly, "and if you beat
me I .will not like you less. I can af-
lord to bo beat since, seeing thnt
thus fur I havo never been einec first
I offered to fence."
"Come, come," cried Tcter, who
was impatient for tho entertain
ment, "let's see tho opening. Now,
Like' twins stood those swords
men as their1 weapons crossed with A
clear, sharp clang. Tho Greek led
off careful!)', and iturio as carefully
warded every stroke. Then the for
mer assumed a guard, and Kuric led
oH in turn. Ero long tho swords
clashed with sharper ring, and soon
sparks of fire flew out from tho
clanging steel. Louder and louder
grew the clang, nnd quicker nnd
quicker grew tho strokes. Tho
thrusts were made with skill and
force, but ns yet neither had been
Tho emperor was in ecstasy. Ho
clapped his hands and shouted bravo
with nil his might.
By nnd by Kuric's cyo grew more
intense in its sparkling fire. His op
ponent saw it, but he could not tell
what it meant. Thcyouth was about
to risk the most daring feat of nil ho
knew. Steadily burned his eye, and
his lips were set like steel. At length
ho 6aw that the Greek was playing
for a thrust, and ho lowered his
point. Demetrius saw tho chance,
and, drawing his arm quickly back,
ho mado tho thrust with all his pow
er. Ho was suro now ho had won,
for there wns no earthly way in
which his point could bo struck ci
ther down or up. But seel With a
gliding motion, a motion almost im
perceptible,' Kuric raises his sword,
and tno other slides along upon its
side, and tho other point, instead of
touching his breast, is, caught in tho
cross guard of his haft. Then, quick
as lightning nnd with all his might.
Ruric bends his elbow downward
with tho wholo weight of his mass
ive shoulder nnd throws his wrist
upward. On that instant the Greek
sees and feels what meant that
strange fire of the eye. Ho feels his
point caught, but beforo ho enn closo
nis grasp moro firmly tho hnft is
wrenched from his hand. It strikes
tho vaulted ceiling with a dull clnng
nnd, descending, is caught fairly on
tho hilt by Kuric Ncvcl.
For a moment nil is still ns denth
in thnt chamber. Kuric is tho first
to break the silence. Ho advances
to the Greek, nnd ns ho hands back
both tho swords ho says :
"Demetrius, remember your
promise. I know you are a bravo
man, for I can sec it in your forgiv
ing glance. You will not liko mo the
less for this."
"By heaven, no!" tho noble Greek
cries, dropping both tho swords and
extending both hands, which tho
gunmaker grasped. "1 honor you, I
Tcter Alexiowitz, tho impetuous
emperor, then in tho zeal and fire of
youth, lenped from his standing
place and caught Kuric by the hand.
"By St. Michael," ho cried ear
nestly and loudly, "you stand clear
of nil blame, for full well do I know
that had you so desired you could
have slain Conrad DamonoH at your
"Sire," returned the youth, now
speaking tremulously, "twice did I
disarm tho count and yet sparo him.
And when in my rago I broko his
weapon in twnin to bring him to his
senses ho seized a second sword."
"Sir duke, spoko the emperor,
turning toward Olgn, who stood
trembling with rago nnd mortifica
tion, "you see you must havo labored
under a mistake. You can retire
now. Not a word, sir !"
With a quivering lip and a trem
bling step tho duko left tho apart
ment, and after him went Stephen
"Now, Kuric Xevel, if yon leave
Moscow without my conont yon' do
so nt your peril. I would not lose
sight of you. You arc nt liberty."
In nn hour moro Kuric w:ns upon
his mother's bosom. Ho told her all
that had happened, all but tho last
words of the emperor. He did not
tell her of tho?ie, for he knew not
whether they boded him good or
TltR MAS FAL1.S rsox TITB VTLUUTS
It was about two weeks after the
events Inst recorded that Kosnlind
Valdai snt in her own apnrtment
with Zcnobie for her companion. It
wns in the nfternoon, and a sevcro
rtorm was raging without.
"Now, Zenobic," spoke the beauti
ful maiden, "we have a moment
Contimttd on i'rA Page.
THE CANAL TBEATY.
The New York papers of litst Mon
. morn ! puis' l"h w.hat. pjw wk.V
to be the text of the Nicaragua Canal
treaty now in the custody of the
Btate department at Washrngton,
The copy was obtained from "a high
official of the London Foreign office"
After the preamble dispatch recites:
"It is agreed that.the canal may be
constructed under the auspices of the
Government of the United State,
either directly at Its own coat, or by
gift or by loan of money by individ
uals or corporations, or through sub
scription to or purchase of stock or
shares, and that, owing to the pro
visions of the present convention, the
United 8tates shall have and enjoy
all the right Iwldrnt to wh con
struction, as well as the exclusive
right of providing for the regulation
and management of the canal" Other
"1. The canal shall be free and
open to the vessels of commerce and
of war of all nations observing those
rules, on terms of entire equality, so
that there shall be no.dlscrlmlnation
against any such nation or Its citizens
or subjects in respect, of the condi
tions or charges of traffic, or other
wise, "2. The canal ahull never tie
blockaded, nor shall any rlht of war
be exceeded or any act of hostility
be commuted within it.
"3. Vessels of war of a belligerent
shall not enter or take any stores In
the canal, except so far as may be
strictly nocWary,and the transit ci
such vessels through the canal shall
be eflected with the least possible de
lay, in accordance with the regula
tions In force, and with only such in
toruiksion as may rosult from the
necessities of the servli-e. Pr'ses
shall be In all respects subject to the
same rules as vessels ol war of the
"4. No belligerent shall emlwrk
or disembark troops, munitions of
war or warlike materials In the ca
nal, except In case of accidental hin
drance of the transit and in such case
the transit ehall be resumed with all
'6. The provisions of this article
shall apply to waters adjacent to the
canal, wllhlu three marine miles of
either eud. Vessels of war of u Im -llgerent
shall not remain In such
waters longer than 24 hours at any
jne time, except In caso of distress,
and In such cases shall depart as wm.h
as tHmmble. but a vessel of wsr of
one belligerent shall not depart with
in 24 hours from the depattuie or a
vessel of war of the other belligerent.
'(5, The plant, establishment,
buildings and all works necessary to
the construction, maintenance and
operation of the canal shall be deem
ed to lie part thereof for the purpose
of this convention, and in time of
war as in time of eace shall enjoy
complete immunity from attack or
Injury by belligerent and from acts
calculated to Impair their usefulness
as part of the canal."
THE BIBDS' MOTISU TIME.
The fall Is the time of the year
when hundreds of thousands of birds
migrate, by day and by night, in
large battallions from the frost-bound
North down to the sunny South.
These migrations form one of the
most interesting studies of ornithol
ogists, who toll us that the little
voyagers make their long journey
with the precision and discipline pf
an army on the march. They have
their advace end rear guards, while
the. main body remain compact. Of
course there are stragglers who are
unable to keep up with their com
panions, but these fall out of the
rank, end unless they perlsn maae
their way the best they can to thoir
Now that cold weather has set In at
the North millions of birds of almost
every species are on the wing for
the South. They are travelling
along the same high roads over which
they have past from time Immem
orial. Some of them go in vast con
gregations down the valley of the
Mississippi, and will not on any ac
count depart from that route until
they reach their winter abuicg-
dImc. Others skirt along the fringe
of the Rocky Mountain, thousands
and thousands in a Bock, halting at
any stopping-place, so long as the
weather is mild, and, when It Is colli
again, rining high Into the air with a
tumult of noises and continuing the
south want march.
One of the most Interesting things
in connection with the night-flying
bird is the apparent perfect system
of signaling that they maintain
when sometime! they are half a mile
high la the air. Tbey seem to have
Strang. (I a code of signals by whist
ling. The nuto is, of course, peculiar
to the bird, and is nsed among other
niiuM ui'o'ii Hin'giiig,"bu( for" the pur
pose of signalling this note only Is
used. The bobolink, for instance,
which h it a wido range of song,
when on the pa&wge haa but one cry,
and be advices the main body of any
threatened danger by whistling
The birds that lend tho main body
are veterans who have made the
march north and south half a dozsn
years. The signal of a wild goose Is
a loud "honk." The kingusher.who
chatters in his summer creek and
scolds so (hut you might almost Ira
aginethat he was a human being,
simply giv a scream or a single
resonant note, which keeps h'.i forces
together. These birds are ,all great
travellers. Some of them travel
every spring and fail front the shores
of Hudson liuy aud even Greenland
to the tropic: of Capricorn, a distance
of 6,000 miles,
Tht- masking of these forces in the
early fall Is very ci'-iou and highly
Interesting. Not a single bird starts
southward uctil tho cutting northern
winds begin to pipe. Then all the
families or broods for miles
around begin to collect, until hund
reds and sometimes thou-iands get
together and form Into a body on the
edge of the woods. Here the young
er birds wh -I, and scream, chasing
each other through the air; but the
elders uppe ir sedate, and seein to be
waiting to collect together every
bird that should join in tl.o march.
N. Y, Recorder.
Koiiietliluff Xes Under
All Dolors have tried to cure
catarrh by the use of powders, add
gases, inhalers and drugs In panto
form. Their powders dry up the
mucuous membranes causing them
to crack ojien and bleed.. The pow
erful sclds used In the inhalers have
entirely eutfcn away the same mem
branes that their makers have aim
ed to cure, while pustes and oint
ments cannot reach the disease. . An
old aud exiicrivuced ' practitioner
who lias for many years mado a close
study and FKeialty of the treatment
of catarrh, lias at last perfected a
treatment which when faithfully
used, not only relieves at once, but
permanently cures catarrh, by re
moving the cause, stopping the dis
charges and curing all inilammation.
It is the only remedy known to
science that actually reaches the af
flicted parts. This wonderful rem
edy is known as "Hnufllos, the
guaranteed catarrh cure" and is sold
at the extremely low price of one
dollar, eiu-li package containing in
ternal nnd external modicino suffi
cient lorn full month's treatment
and everything necessary to its per
fect use. .
"Snuflles" is tho only Krfoct catarrh
euro ever mado and Is now recogniz
ed as the only safe and positive cure
for thnt annoying aud disgusting dis
essH. ft cures all - Inilammation
quickly and permanently and is also
wonderfully quick to relieve hay
fever or cold in the head.
Catarrh when neglected often lends
to consumption "SnulUes" will save
you if you use it at once. It is no
ordinary remedy, but a complete
trentmont which is positively guar
anteed to cure catarrh In any form
or stage if o.-w d according to the di
rections which accompany each
package. Don't delay but sent for It
at once and write full particulars as
to your condition and you will re
ceive special advice from the discov
erer of this wonderful remedy re
garding your esse without cost to
you beyond the regular price of
"Snuffles" the -'guaranteed catarrh
Sent prepaid to any addre In the
United States or Canada on receipt
of one dollar. Address Dept. E 75(1,
Edwin H. Giles A Company, 233U
and 233. Murket Street, Phila
delphia. The Children's Fiiend.
You'll have a cold this winter.
Maybe you have one now. . Your
children will null, r too. For coughs,
croup, bronchitis, grip and other
winter complaints One Miuuto Cough
Cure never fails. Acts promptly. It
is very pleasant to (be taste and per
fectly harinluhi. C. It. Uourge, Win
chester, Ky., writes, "Our little girl
was attacked with croup late one
night and was so hoarse She could
hardly t-peak. We gave her a few
doses of One Minute Cough Cure. It
relelved her immmllstoly and she
went to sleep. Wheo she awoke
next morning sh.- had no signs of
honr-ii-s or croup."
A new remedy for biliousness is
now on sale the Delta drug store.
It Is called Ciisroherialn's Stomach
and Liver Tablets, It gives -quick
relief and w'll prevent the attack If
given as soon as the first Indication
of the disease apix-ar. Price, 2 cts.
per box. Ha tuples free.
.HEWS OF TUE.bTATE. '
' A gull tfuu "iike ' oAifa' organiieu at
George Laxelle, of Mount Pleasant
Clackamas Co., will start for the east
In January with A. E. Ulnkle, of
Rosoburg, to purchase a carload of
Red Polled cattle,
A '. traveling diamond merchant,
who was. a guest at the Portland
Hotol last Sunday nigbCwM robbed
of stonea valued at 110,000. The
thief entered the room in the absence
of the traveling man, broke open the
trunk and got away with the plan
The farmers alhuskey band of foot
ball players at. Corvallls was beaten
last Saturday by the Forest Grove
team by a score ot 17 to 0. The For
est Grove men admit that lack of ex
per'enca and training on the part of
the O. A. C, Is what mado the game
State 8cretary Dunbar , haa gene
east for a month. While away he
will investigate systems of keeping
public records and accounts in vogue
In the several states. Ue Is looking
to proposing a uniform system of ac
counts and records for tbo counties of
Oregon, j ' . . , . . . ; ,,
The French Glenn Livestock Com
pany will drain 66,000 acres of land
In Harney county,' commencing
work at once. The ditch will be 00
foot wide, 9 feet deep and 85 miles
long. The cost Is estimated at f 60,
000. Land 25 miles long and 7 miles
wide will be reclaimed.
A prune association has been form
ed In Marion county. Its directors
has fixed the price of dried prunes at
ft cents for 40's in 25 pound boxes.
This Is a rate of 4J cents for the same
fruit In sacks, for smaller fruit a less
price Is asked. Commission men
have fixed the price at 8 to 8' cents.
It is seen how difficult It will lie for
the two Interests to get together.
The commercial club of The Dalles
has arranged for a monthly fair to be
held In that city. The first Is to be
held Saturday Dec. 7. The exhibi
tion is really more In the nature of an
exchange market thtn ' a time for
amusement. Cattle pens are to be
maintained where purchasers . and
sellers may meet. Places for the sale
of other products will be provided.
News from the Idaho Oil fields In
cidentally make a report on Oregon
prospects where our townsman Hon.
U. V. Oatos Is interested. J.'D.
Miles of much experience In oil min
ing says of the Malheur county : "In
all our travels we have found nothing
so good as the Malheur fields, taking
all In ail. The slae.or the oil field Is
much greater and there la apt to be a
larger body of oil discovered." ' '"'
The waiters alliance In Portland
bave not only struck in five restau
rants but have adopted a system of
boycott, They give attention to one
place at a time. A man is hired at
$3.00 per day to carry a large banner
and march back and forth in front of
the eatiug house warning hungry
men not to eat there. . At qne place
last Saturday the walking delegate
ordered all the waiters to quit work.
They did notwithstanding they were
not members of the union. In this
instance free labor could not stand
before "organised." .
This is the way mills are made to
grind In the little school town of
Philomath, Benton county as report
ed by the Corvallls Times s The ac
counts are that two cltisena of Philo
math tried It Marquis of Queensberry
fashion the other night. The mill
occurred on the street after dark, and
to help the thing along, one eitlsen
held a lantern so that the principals
could see where to land with right
hand swings and atr. After a
round or two, Marshall Broomfield
arrived and took the pugllsls Into
custody. Each was fined 112.60,
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A news paragraph from The Dalles
states that the state law In reference
to wide tires on wagon wheels haa
done more good for the county roads
of Wasco county than any other one
law that ever has been passed. Near
ly all the farmers and teamsters have
purchased tho wide-tire wagons, and
the big chuckholes and plies of dust
which were wont to make the road
of Wasco county leading from The
Dalles Into the great wheat belt al
most Impassible at times, are fast
disappearing, .and , much heavier
loads can now be hauled than here
tofore and much faster time made.
The whle tires hartlea the roads and
make them quite smooth, and nearly
all the roads are 3uu per cent better
now than tbey were two years ago.