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HILLSBORO, WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 14. 1002.
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TIIOH II. K. B TO.tUCE,
W. S. HAKKETT,
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TTORNHY- AT- LAW.
Ornea Uoonia taut J. MuK block.
JOHN M. WALL,
li I LLSP.OIU ), OltEUON.
liHiley.Morgan Block, Rooms I A 2
S. T. LINKLATKK, M. U. C. M.
nilYSIOIAN AND SURGEON
Omus: realdone. aast ol wsirl
Hunan, where ha will be found a all liuws
wlimi uol visiting patienta.
J. I. TAJIIEN1E,
O P. H. R. SURGEON,
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Orvtoa and UamnBHOB 1 rnei Third
mlHm hlreets. OUloa boora.S:)
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nil bonrs. mi onus humtt
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A. BULKY. M. L
pUYSIClAN AND SUKOEON
Oflice Morgan flailey Itlock, up stairs,
rooma 1'.', lil and hi. Unsidenoo, b. W.Uor.
Haas I4..U ud beomid 'UjU ,ph01ltl
J. E. AllhlNH.
Orrics Holms: 1) a. 111. to 4 -.30 p. m.
nilira iii Union block over Fharmscy
KoliKST J KOVK, OUK.OON
lliwtarti -i.il teeth $.M per set. t'anwnt
-...I 4 ... .1. ..mi iillhii' Ml renin aiu'b. Uolu
liHings fniiu l "P- Vitalized air for pain
less r traction. ; .
times : three doors north of Brio
Ht mi. Ouiua nonra from a. ro. to4 p. m.
THE n!AM I'ASOM OK TUB AR
K A MS AX.
l-'.iiet of aisvtw among all the
Canon ol Oloriclo, lieliic situated
on tlif "i-iiii li" of the Denver A
Uio Cinin.le lelwi ( n Cnon City and
Huliilrt In th front range of the
U'H-kii, it the iiHMt KtH-cular, two
iiiHpirint; and mK'"nt. l)owo
Ihiii miiility cleft in the heart of the
Ktauite roci-barrlor ru.di the raying
wtiterM of the ArkruiNt River, lashed
into n (limine fury and rlaahiHl into
H,iiniilmt apray by in swift descent
tliroiih the torluoutt deflle. 80 1 ar
row is the pawtnee at one polnt
tlmt (lit re was no room for both the
road and river, and therefore a cur
iously rotmlriicted bridge of Bteel had
to he Ihrouu IcnflhwiH) of the
'HlrfHtn. Mixi'iu!ed froiu iron sup
M,rtri morlixed Into the canon walla
on ea It hide to the right and loll
And right here enn l-e aeon the cli
luax of all the canon's grandeur, that
which has been aptly called "The
lloyal (Jorge." For two thousand
six hundred feet the solid monoliths
soar upward tlve tirui'a as lofly a
the Wellington Monument, the
hightt 'rinnnent atructura reared
by the hand of man. No worth can
ndriiiiitU'ly ilcxcrihe the niagniflcenee
of the scene. Only thone who have
lieheld itt glories can appreciate
This Ik Imt one of the many won
ders of nature revealed to the travel
er on Hie Denver A Rio Urande
lUiiroad, Tlie Kivuic IJne of 4he
For iletHiled information about
this most delightful trip to the. East,
- Address J. D. Mansfield,
Oen'l Agt, Uio (Irnnde Hystem, Port
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Childrtn.
Tbi Kind You Havi Always ecsbt
Be its tha
Tssta of Varloaa Ulrica of Cm tin Bad
Othor loipui-tuut Palais.
Reaulta of experiments in bench
grafting resistant vines have recently
been reported from tbe California ex
periment station. The experiment! In
eluded teat of tun relative value of
EuglUb and rbaiujiln grafts, leaving
two eyea 011 tUe avion nail leaving
ouJr one. prtliinlimry enllimlnn In
anud, pluutliiit out In the nursery Im
tuedlately after Kruftiiig and oullimlnc
lit atraw covered with aand. The cut
tings uned varied fmui one-fourth to
one-hulf Inch In diameter anil were
from six to ulue Inches lous. The low
er cut wai made through the kuot of
the bud and the liiKt liiteruodo of the
upper end left a loud on poaoilile. All
the buds on tbe stock wero carefully
removed, deep cut being niacin In or
der to remove the adventitious buds at
tbe base of tbe iiiulu bud.
Hclons were prepared In a similar
way, except that tbe buds were left
The scions having only one eye were
O BAFTS POB OHAPB t'LTTINOS.
(I. Knglleh cleft; t, Champln; x, end to
cat through tbe second knot in order
to leave tbe eye protected by a closed
Internoda. With the scions bavin two
eyes the upper cut was made about an
Inch above tbe second bud eye. Care
was taken to prevent the drying out of
tbe cuttlugs and afterward of tha
End to end grafting as originated In
France was practiced In some In
stances. Tbe number of successful
grafts obtained by this method was
low, but those that did unite made ex
cellent unions. In grafting by this
method tha ends of stock and scion
are cut at an angle of about 70 de
grees and beld In place by a piece of
galvanized wire, which la pushed Into
the pltb of each piece.
Tbe proportion of sureessful Cham
pln grafts was slightly greater than
that of tbe English cleft. The suc
cessful English cleft grafts, however,
were considerably superior to the other
In the matter of completeness and
strength of union.
Tbe experiments with two eye and
one eye scions were, on the whole, in
favor of the use of two eyes.
Tbe difference between calluslng the
grafts in sand and planting them dl
rectly in tbe nursery as soon as mnde
was very striking. Those previously
callused produced CI per cent of good
unions, while tbe others produced but
20 per cent There was also a differ
ence in tbe growth of the grafts in fa
vor of those callused In sand.
Tfc LIb ml Rraatr.
Many mistakes are mode in locating
walks and drives about our homes.
Tbe curved line Is not used enough or
It Is unappropriated used. In many of
our rural homes a straight walk Is the
only walk we And. A straight walk Is
the only kkid that Is permissible, peo
ple often think, yet there are many
cases where a simple curve could be in
troduced with a very great effect As
the poet says, "Straight is the line of
duty; curved Is the line of beauty," and
wherever It Is possible to introduce a
curve we are gaining that much more
toward ornamentation. If the distance
from the street to the house Is not more
than ten feet, a straight walk Is Imper
ative, and It may tie at 20 feet although
at that distance a curve may be made
possible by placing our entrance not
directly In front of the door, and then
by a slight bend the walk is mndo more
effective, particularly if there Is a
alight elevation coming from the street
Sometimes we can Introduce a flower
bed as a reason for the innkliig of a
curve or plant a tree or shrub.
A Mew DrMna4 Phloa.
The London correspondent of Ameri
can Gardening notes a new kind of
drumraond phlox (lleynbold's) of dwarf
er and more compact growth than the
ordinary forms of the large flowering
I'blox drummondil. It has remarkable
decorative value. Ilcds of the type as
represented by Its varieties are very
gay Indeed. The type appears to be
well adapted for culture In pots, and
some singularly dwarf growing varie
ties have also been obtained.
The cause of "little peach" is believ
ed to be a fungus which attacks the
very young roots.
A cross of hardy Japanese with the
Florida sweet orange has resulted In
tbe hardiest evergreen orange known.
riant breeding, the making of new
things from old. Just now greatly occu
pies the attention of skillful horticul
turists. Fully 00 per cent of the date palms
Introduced In receut year front AfTli-a
are now growing vlgmii:l In Arlsomt
nd southern t'n!:foni a. '
The greenhouse b-sf tyer. an Insect
peat of vluli ts. n si s and other plants,
can be controlled In greenhouses by
haodptcklag or trimming sway and de
stroy 'Og all luft-stud latsree or other
pactlojia of jilaata.
THE NEWER CARNATIONS.
laproT.nrili of tho Lat Tea Yrara.
Soma of tao l'opolar Varieties,
Greater Improvements have been
made with curnatlous during tbe past
ten or fifteen years than with nny oth
er flower grown In a commercial way
under glass. Kone of the sorts In favor
ten years ago U grown now to any ex
tent, and most of them are forgotten.
To tbe average person the greatest
change has been the increase In size of
flower and stiffness of stein. The best
flowers are now decidedly better In
substance, very full and not flat or hoi
low, as were the elder sorts. Oivat
efforts have been made to strengthen
the calyx so that the petals do not
break down. ' ,
Mrs. Cccnrgo SI. Iiradt, a variegated
flower, white, striped Willi bright scar
let, is remarkable for Its larpre size niul
delightful fragrance. Tsycho Is nnoth
er good large striped flower and very
free bloomluit. Among whiles White
Cloud and Flora Hill are best Evcll
na Is a dwarf crowing sort, which
1'INK CAUSATION OICNKVIHVE l,OIII.
mnkes It valuable to grow on the sldo
IxMicln'O. Queen Louise Is n pure white,
nml a large lVunsyh-nnia carnation
grower snys it has always proved to be
the best white ever grown at bis place,
It has large flowers, long, stiff stems,
is moderately fragrant, a continuous
blo'imer, bus no grass, no disease and
Is a strong grower. Genesee und Storm
King are iininng the older sorts still
grown to a large extent
Tbe best ncnrlet Is O. II. Crane, but
America Is a TTeor bloomer. Mrs.
Thomas W. Lawson, the famous thir
ty thousand dollar carnation, is a beau
tiful pink, large, with long, stiff stems.
Genevieve Lord, n seedling of Edna
Cralc crossed with William Pcott Is
very fine. The plants are free bloom
ers,, while the flowers are large and
produced ou very long, stiff stems, as
seen In the accompanying illustration.
Ethel Crocker Is a bright pink with a
clovcllke fragrance. The Murnuis Is
considered nu idenl pink.
The best known yellows are nutter-
cup. Mayor Plngreo nnd Gold Nugget
Moeeo Is nu acquisition to the crimson
vnrletles, nud General Cornea Is nnoth-
er good one. Governor Kooscvclt Is the
most perfect shaped flower known. It
Is a new dark blood red sort nnd has
large fiowois nnd -all the good points
desired In n first class flower and
plant, says American Agriculturist, In
which occur the foregoing comments.
Peach and Flam Stork,
In the raclflc Northwest the princi
pal stock Is iicacli and Myrobalan plum.
In France, Germany and Austria all
plums are grown on plum stock, nnd
poaches are also grown on It to some
extent The common stock for the
Agen prune Is the St Julian; for the
German prune, as we know that va
riety, and tli Kalian. St Julian and
White Damson: for tho Mirabelle,-St
Julian and Myrobalan. Nurserymen
prefer to use the latter, but growers
think trees on Myrobalan are much
shorter lived than those on St Julian.
A no well authenticated experiments
have been made, this opinion Is not de
clslve. Tho reason French horticultur
ists give for using plura root for peach
Is that tbe plum root is longer lived.
Is more vigorous, a deeper feeder and
loss susceptible to adverse soil condi
tions. When planted next to a build
ing. It will Mnd Its roots deep Into the
soil below the basements nnd derive
part of Its substance from there, while
tbe peach will draw on the soil In the
border which Is desired for other crops.
When It Is known that a very large
proportion of the peaches of France
ore grown on espaliers, on high walls
nnd sides of buildings, the force of the
position tnken by tho French growers
end propagators is apparent Profess
or E. R, Luku In American Gardening.
Charcoal For rottlaar Itatha.
Good soil Is of course necessary for
Successful results In potting bulur. but
even good soil coming directly In con
tact with the bulbs Is very liable to
cause bulb. rot To avoid tMs the pre
caution to line the holo or receptacle
for the bulb with sand Is usually nec
essary. Many successful growers, how
ever, prefer charcoal dust to sand and
claim It to be an almost certain pre
ventive of the trouble. The method Is
certainly worthy a trInL and to bo suc
cessful the bulb should be entirely cov
ered with tho charcoal, allowing no
soil to co mo In direct contact with the
surface of tbe bulb. Cur. Ilnrnl New
Care of he Window Plants.
Liquid manure, benefits potted hya
cinths and other bulbs. -
A lighted lamp may save window
plants from frostbites.
One plant yon can hardly over wa
tera blooming hyacinth.
A paper nlghlcnp may prevent a de
structive "cold" to plant some severe
KLILAMITIOX Ot'AKID LA SDH.
The house committee on irrigatioi
of arid land yestt rdity, reports the
Washington I'oxt of March 2d, or
dered favorable report on the bill
draft -d by senator and representa
tives of the VVentern States, with an
amendment giving each state and
territory the msjor portion of the Ir
rigation fu id derived from It public
laud Hide. Tho bill lias been before
tho committee for some weeks, and
has undergone minor changes, the
amendment added yewierday being
the fii-ht of rent Importance.
As originally framed the bill
created a general fund from prx-oed
from the Bale of public lands in the
arid land states, and the mcretary of
the interior being given authority to
exjx'im this amount In the reclama
tion of the arid tracts. Chairman
Tongue, of the committee, has main
tallied that this given the secretary of
the interior too wide a discretion
and that each hIhIo should retain the
bulk of its own puiiliu.land sales. It
was bin amendment which prevail
d yeNlerday, nil the members pres
ent voting for it except Mr.- New-
lands, of Nevada, one of IJie original
f miner of tiie bill. Tha report will
be drafted by Representative Mon
dell, of Wyoming, nml will be urged
by it frlemU to early Minsideration
iii the hous.
Can't keep It MerreU .
The splendid work of Dr. King's
New IJf l'ills is d dly coming to
lijiht. No micfi -grto'il remedy for
Iiiviranil li.iu l troubles was ever
known lielore. Tlnmemd Ideas'
them for curing (.'onxiiiHliou, rck-
lleitili die, Hiljiiuxiii fH, J .t und ice and
1 mi igisi ton. rry 1 hum. 2oa at
Di-lttt Drug Store.
vv 11011 1 bo tmme Mup jowa was
d eked recently hi Chilian port tbe
Inhiihittnt guve the vessel and Its
crew fiiik! nn ovation. Chili has
decided Ihn't imikinir faces at Uncle
Sum is a watte of time and a losing
"After using n few hottlesof Kodol
DypMii (Jure my wile received
perfect and Hriimiient relief from
revere nml chronic esso of stomach
troble," says J. H. Holly, real eatate
insnrHtice and loan agent, of Macomb,
III. "Ilefore using Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure she could not eat an ordinary
tneftl without intense suffering
She Is now entirely cured. (Several
physicians and ninny remedies had
failed to give relief." You don't
have to diet. Eat any good food
you want, but don't overload the
stomach. Kodol Despcpala Cure
will always digent it for you. Delta
Cuba will begin 10 govern Itself
without a public debt and a receipt
of customs revenues amounting to
tlC.OdO.OOO a year. With this start
the Island will make both ends meet
unless II plunger at once Into ex
Could Sot Itreathe.
Coughs, colds, croup, grip, bron
chitis, other throat and lung troubles
are quickly cured by One Minute
Cough Cure. One Minute Cough
Cure is not a mere expectorant.
which gives only temporary relief.
It softens and liquifies the mucous,
draws out the inflammation and re
move s the cause of the disease. Ab
solutely safe. Acts at once. "One
Minute Cough Cure will do alt that
is claimed for it," says Justice of
the Peace, J. It. Hood, Crosby,
Miss., "My wife could not get her
breath and w&t relived by the first
loac. It has been a benefit to all my
family." Delta Drug Store.
Four of Uncle Sam's battle ships
have been orderml to Colombian
waters as a safeguard of American
property interest, , They may also
be regarded as a first-class guarantee
1'or The fonipltxioa.
The complexion always suffers
from biliousness or cnnstlp-tion.
Unlew tho bowels are kept open the
mpuriiics from the body appear in
the form of unsightly eruptions.
DeWitl's Little Etrly Risers keen
he liver ami bowels in healthy con
dition end remove the cause of such
troubles. C. K. Hooper, Albany,
Oh., sayci "I look IH Will's Little
E trly KtHers for biliousness. They
were jut what I needed. I im
feeling U-ller now than in years. ,r
Never gripe or distress. Hafe
thorough and gentle. The very best
ills. Delta Drug Store.
tnuttas fmlm m Haw Mnn BatfH
If Cuba Is to try the experiment
of self-government and apparently
she is it Is well for the United
States to arrange for the establish
ment of naval stations 'n the island.
This Is what Secretary Long has
started to do. Of course, the United
States naval stations will be for the
defense of Cuba as well as for the
protection of tbe Interests of the
United Stales. The Cubaua know
this. Tbe world as well as Cuba
will be aware that the republic of
Cuba will be to a certain extent un
der the guardianship of the United
States. This will be an element of
strength for Cuba, morally as well as
physically. It will give steadiness
to the value of all sorts of property
in the island, whether it is owned at
home or abroad and it will make
Cuba's future, either as an inde stud
ent, nation or as, by its own consent
a part of the United Stales, certain.
The Cubans are a forlunato people to
have such a powerful, liberal and
UUtlntereMteu friend as they possess
in the United States.
Knrgeon'1 kulfe Mot Needed.
Surgery is no longer necessary to
cure piles. Du Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve cures such cases at once, re
moving the necessity for dangerous,
painful and expensive oeratlous,
For scalds, cuts, burns, wounds,
bruises, sores and skin diseases it is
unequalled. Iteware of counterfeits.
Delt Drug Store.
Congressman Wheeler is badly cut
up by a venerable Kentiukiun's gift
of peach brandy to Prince Henry.
Thia Is the supreme compliment In
Kentucky and several notches ahead
of the freedom of the state.
FlKSPIitvTlON A HEALTH KS
"Perspiration is , essential to
health," writes Edward 1). Warman
in the August Ladies' Home Journ
al. "A person in good health never
suffera from the heat or the cold un
duly exposed. One may to incon
venienced by excessive presplration,
hut It Is a condition of liealth rather
to be sought than to bo avoided.
Too much of a good thing, however,
is not desirable. Proper care of the
body, proper diet, proper exercise,
with proper hsthiitg, will produce
the normal condition In which con
dition the heat will not oppress any
one. Ijet me especially caution
against too sudden checking ol pern
titration. Millions of canal tubes
from the inner pat of the body open
heir little mouths nt the surface,
and through tluse channels, ns cease
less as the flow ol time, a fluid con
laining the wa-tes ami impurities of
the syste n is passing outward and
Is emptied out of the skin. This
fluid must have exit or we die in a
few hours. If it does not have vent
at the surface of the body It must
havoaome internal escape. Nature
abhors shocks as she does a vacuum.
Heat distends the mouth of these
duels and promotes a larger and
more rapid flow of the contained
fluid, on the other hand, cold con
tracts them, and the fluid Is at first
arrested, then dammed up, and then
rebounds. If these mouths are
gradually closed thon nature has
inoe to adapt herself to the circum
stances by opening ber channels into
the great Internal waterways of the
body, and no harm follows; herce
the safely and wisdom of cooling off
slowly after an exertion, and the
langer of cooling off rapidly under
the same circumstances. Encourage
presplration, under projKr conditions
and with proper precautions. Al
ways keep the surface of the body
warm and clean, and at tho end of
the season you will be mentally,
morally and physically sound."
Wauld Sinah the Cleb.
If members of the "Hay Fever
Association" would use Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption,
the club would go to pieces, for It
always cures this malady, and As
thma, the kind that ba files tho dor
tors it wholly drives from the sys
tem. Thousands of onee-lioeleei
sufferers from Onnscmplion, Pneu
monia, Bronchitis owe their lives
and health to it. It couquers Grip,
saves little ones from Croup and
Whooping Cough ami is positively
guaranteed for all Throat and Lung
troubles. 50c, $1.00. Trial bottles
free at Delia Drag Store.
It Is suggested ly the Clinton
(Mo.) Republican that if Democratic
obstructionists will look after pres
ent demands in the Philippines their
expansionist sons will attend to the
future necessities of tbe islands.
Mosabacks will Interest ponteiity
only as cariosities.
XISKS ur BlUTLE t'KEEK.
Tbe Iioscburg Itevlew has thia
article upon the mines of a district
in Douglas county;
Development work goe steadily
on in South Myrtle mining district
and each day's work uiaidteets more
certainly the fact that a mining camp
of no small Importance will soou lie
established In that section.
Prospecting has beeu can led on
throughout tbe winter and new dis
coveries are beiug reported every
few days. How valuable these new
discoveries may prove will not be
ascertained until spring opens so that
they can he properly developed.
The three principal mines in which
development work is being done are
proving to be very rich in gold,
silver and copper, and thousands of
dollars worth of ore is now In sight
and on the dumps. The ore taken
from the Little Chieftain is being
sacked as soon aa It cornea from the
shaft. This I one of the mines
Messrs. Louden dt Ilemmrleh have
bonded. Tbe amount of tbe bond
(reported at $7000) is Insignificant
compared with the value of the
mine as it is, eveu now, with only
one shaft down to a depth of eighty
feet. Tbe Continental ml lie, which
these aame gentlemen have bonded
for $12,000, la a valuable piece of
property. A flue body of ore has
been uncovered, but for some reason
is not being remove, from tbe mine.
Ore from this mine aad also from the
Little Chieftain carries gold to the
amount of $1800 per ton, and one of
the owners recently staled that some
of the best of the ore would go as
high aa $8000 per ton. These two
mines employ a force of eleven men
Adjolnlo' tbe Continental is the
Hall mine, bonded by A. Johnson
and J. II. McCarty, of Portland, for
$12,000. These gentlemen have a
force of seven men at work and
probably have $0000 worth of ore on
the dump. This carries large quan
tities of gold, copper and silver. The
latest assay showed $1700 In gold per
trm, besides a very high assay la
copper aud silver. The body of ore
in ail three of these mines varies In
width from eighteen inches to five
feet, and at times the workers come
to places where all of the quart mat
ter has been blown out and tha space
between the walla filled in with base
rock. Such a state exists at present
in the Hall mine and also In the
Continental. This has happened be
fore, however, and does not worry
owners, rot whenever, they come to
the ore again it shows greater width
as well as richness.
The conductor mine, owned by P.
Finx-er aud Conductor Cummings, of
Albany, carries a large amount of
free gold. Decomposed rock and
dirt panned from this mine will go
from 10 to 80 cents per pan. A tun-
uel is being run to strike this ledge
at a depth of 150 feet, and the own
ers are very confident that when they
do this a body of free milling ore
will be found that will rival any
thing ever struck In Southern Ore
gon. A. L. Ady, W. A. and Walter
Newton are working on a promising
prospect on Mr. Ady'a farm.
Cloyd Cbaney has a well defined
ledge on bis farm two miles below
the Continental mine, and so has
Just south of these two mines is
C E. Bogue'e mine. This carries
gold In paying quantities. One assHy
shows gold to tbe amount of f IS per
ton. Ilesidea these ledges some six
or eight more of less importance have
been discovered and will be develop
ed more or less during tbe coming
The Vice ef Hagglag
Clouds t.ie happiness of the home,
but a nagging woman often needs
help. She may be so nervous and
run-down In health that trifles an
ooy her. II she is melancholy, ex
citable, troubled with loss of appe
tite, headache, sleeplessness, consti
pation or fainting and dizzy spoils,
she needs Eleetria Hitters, the most
wonderful remedy for ailing women.
Thousands of sufferers from female
troubles, nervous troubles, backache
and weak kidneys have used it, and
became healthy and happy. Try It.
Only 60c. Delu Drug Store guar
Senator Lodge said in a speech
la-t week that the United States has
given the Filipinos schools, habeas
corpus, prompt courts, a new legal
codn if procedure, and a start on the
road to civil government, and that
"every step bas been In accordance
wilb the wise ami kludly policy of
the president who is dead." These
are facts as opposed to tbe empty
talk about Imperialism.
NEW Of TIIE STATU
The tannery at Eugene la employ
ing ten men, and 500 hides s?r
month are handled.
Immigrants are coming by the
train load. Already fifty cars have
bean landed on the northwest coast.
The logging stream law enact d
by the last legislature baa been beld
by Judge Boise, of the tblrd district,
to be unconstitutional.
Throe men are employed In Cor
vallia making gopher guns. An or
der for 1000 was received from a
Montana dealer last week.
An evangelist named Marshal Is
conducting revival meetings in ltose
burg, two services dally. The "Mod
em Dance" is one of his themes.
The Postal Tegraph A Cable Com
pany, by tbe Portland agents, are a
work to get the same rates to the
Orieut as are allowed In San Fran
The Albany Herald ask for two
changes In the tax law. Pay In the
fall and knock out tbe 3 per cent
premium for payment before March
Tbe town of Wasco, in Sherman
county, Is enacting a license law by
which all the ludustries and profes
sions will be specially taxed to raise
money for the support of the govern
ment. A rumor Is current In Astoria to
tbe effect that the Northern Pacific
Railroad Company has bought the
Columbia River and Astoria Rail
road. The company already owns
that part of the road between Port
land and Oolite, almost one-half tbe
distance from Portland to Astoria.-
Tiie city of Roseburg has cloned a
contract with a local water and light
company to furnish and operate fif
teen 450-Walt alternating enclosed
arc lights, same as those used In For
est Grove, and twenty-two IG-csmllo
power incandescent lamps. Tim
price to be paid for the service,
which is all night, Is $120 per mntb.
The weighing of ail mail nislter
by the officials of the railway service
has commenced. The postofliee de
partment has Issued instructions or
dering the weighing of United
States mail carried in all railroad'
routes In Oregon. For 35 days every
piece of mail carried on the trains
will be weighed, and then an aver
age will be struck, tbe rate being
about $42.75 per mile per annum for
every 200 pounds..
A Corvallis girl was In an accident
some time ago when she broke her
leg in two places. When nuited
the Injured leg was shorter than the
other. She went to a hospital in
San Francisco, where tbe bone was
again parted and rlvlted In place
with silver rivet. It is said she Is
making favorable progress toward re
covery. It la now thought that an
extra lift of leather on ber shoe heel
will equalize the length of her limbs
so that there will be only the sugges
tion of a limp.
The Astoria News reports the do
ings of a big timber company In
Clatsop county. Already $70,000
baa been spent in buying land and
the bottom of the sack is not yet. A
railroad, standard gauge, is to be
built from tide water Into tbe hills
toward the Nehalem country and
ultimately tap the groves on tbe
headwaters of that stream. When
the timber Is gone the road will be
used for general traffic. And there
is Just where Portland will be hurt.
The metropolis is Indifferent to a
road entering the city from the south
and will Idly allow a road to Is)
built that will carry freight from the
interior to some where on the lower
Monroe, Benton county, haa a min
ister who figured in a fight a fow
weeks ago. Tbe accounts are thst
he engaged a tew days ago in a sec
ond altercation. In the first Instance
only fists were used, but in tbe last
one there was a club, a hatchet aud
possibly other war like weapons. A
letter from Monroe says that the
minister was in a store, and that in
tbe course ol the conversation, he
denounced the Catholic faith In terms
so uncomplimentary that a believer
in that doctrine took the matter up.
The letter says, "The minister reach
ed for the young man's neck," and
a personal encounter resulted, in
which the young man finally seized
a halchet and drove the belligerent
parson out of the store. The further
account is that whet he got outside
tbe minister picked up a plank and
prepared to renew the struggle, but
that tbe affair finally ended without
further trouble - Corvallis Times.