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HOOD RIVER, OR., SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1889.
3(ood' liyer (a lacier,
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Six months .' 1 00
Three months , 60
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Mr. George T. Prather la authorized to receive and
receipt for all subscriptions and to transact any
business for the Glacier. . .
, . List of State and County Clclals. .
Governor S. Pennovcr
Secretary of State G. W. McBride
Treasuror Geo. W. Webb
Superintendent of Public Instruction .. K. P McElroy
.... v ;.:.,.-...liSaSa
Congressman . . B. Hermann
State Printer Frank Baker
, COUNTY. " v
Judge ; '.C. N. Thorhbury
Sheriff.... Geo, Herbert
Clerk .' .....G. H. Thompson
Treasurer Geo. Rueh
Commissioners .......... .,. ...,..
Assessor H. Gourlay
. Surveyor E. P. Sharp
Super! ii t end ont of Public Schools .... A. C. Connelly
Coroner Win. Micheil
Postmaster Mrs. Jennie ChampHn
Justice of the Peace.,.. Henry Howe
Constable V.E. S. Oli tiger
"a Public j VtSS
E. J. THOMAS, M. D.,v
' ' (Graduate of Jefferson Medical
- College, Phila., 1878.)
, :Physiciany Surgeon
.. '. HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
A FULL LINE OF 1 ,.
Drugs, Medicines and Toilet Articles,
KEPT IN STOCK. -
ELEGANT NEW DINING CARS
will run daily, commencing' Aug. 22, over the Ore
gon Railway & Navigation Co., Oregon Short
Line a.id Union Pacific Ky.( between Port
; land and Missouri Kiver. The cuisine
, - and service are unexcelled.
TiniTPTQ ant trom ""ciP51! points in the
United States, Canada and Europe.
Elegant New Dining Cars.
PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPERS
FREE FAMILY SLEEPING CARS
j I Run Through on Express Trains, to
t and KANSAS CITY
j j Without Change.
5 Close connections at Portland for San Francisco and
J j Puget Sound points.
' , TO SAN FRANCISCO.
Leaving Steamship Wharf, Portland, at 12 Midnight,
s . as follows: .
Oregon Saturday. .
State.. ' Wednesday
Columbia Sunday.". .
Oregon Thursday. .
Columbia Friday. , . .
Ores on Tuesday. . . .
State Saturday ...
.An (rust 2
. " 7
. " 19
. " 2.7
Barrage must be checked either at Ash St. during
the day, or by the U. C. & B. T. Co. Ho unchecked
baggage will be received on the Steamers.
Ticket Ofllce First and Oak Sts.
Leaving Spear St. Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 A, M.,
STEAMER. DAY. DATS.
State .Friday August 2
Columbia Tuesday.... " 6
Oregon Saturday ' 10
State.... ....Wednesday " 14
Columbia ...Sunday.... " 18
Oregon. .Thursday 22
State., f.. Monday...". " 26
ColuuuTia Friday " 30
No fr light will be received on morning of sailing,
except fruit and vegetables, and these will not be
taken a'ter 9 A. M.
Kates of passage (including meals and berths):
Cabin, 816.00; Steerage, $8.00; Round trip, unlim
S. E CROWE, AOENT.HOODRIVER.
STATE AND TEEEITOEY.
Lata Dispatohes . Gleaned Prom the
' "Great Only."
PROTEST ASAIKgT CHINESE TRANSIT
irrigation Committee Portland to Port
Townsend Arid Lands-No Fair .
at Spokane Items. -. ' .. ';
Sax Francisco, Aug. 25. A mass
meeting was held last night in Metro
p&litan Hall under the auspjees of the
council of federated trades to protest
against the decision rendered recently
by Secretary of the Treasurer Windom,
in the matter of Chinese ia transit
across the United States. Mayor Pond
presided and a number of prominent
speakers addressed the meeting, among
thera Congressman Morrow. .
Resolutions were adopted protesting
against the decison of Secretary Win
dom, and calling upon the present ad
ministration to at once take necessary
steps to render the decision null and
void. A copy of the resolutions was
ordered sent to the president of the
United States and to the secretary of
the treasury. .' j',
' ; The Irrigation Committee.
San Francisco, Aug. 25. The senate
committe on irrigation and the reclama
tion of arid lands were driven over the
city this morning in company with the
members of the state board of trade,
i It was learned from a member of the
committee. that in fflaho the committee
found"that there Over 600' separate irri
gating channels now in operation, with
a total length of main of 1800 miles.
Besides this, the laterals measure many
hundred miles additional.' It is esti
mated that some 6,250,000 acres in
Idaho can be supplied with water at a
cost qf not to exceed $1 an acre. There
are no great engineering difficulties to
encounter, and the whole of this im
mense area of fertile soil can be readily
brought under cultivation. .
Portland and Port Tovrnaend.
Port Townsend, W. T., Aug. 24 The
steamer Olympian brought to this place
today a railroad construction outfit, with
which the Union Pacific will Degin
building the Toad from here to Portland.
A corps of engineers and Captain Hill,
superintendent of the Oregon' Improve
ment Company, arrived with the outfit.
The wharf was crowded with spectators
upon the arrival of the steamer, all anx
ious to satisfy themselves that the outfit
had arrived. . Work will , begin early
next week. The Transcontinental peo
ple are fully aware of the importance ol
beginning work at an early date. The
bonds require that twenty-five miles of
road shall be completed by January 1,
1890, or the bonus will be forfeited.
The Arid Lands Committee.
San Francisco, Aug. 24. The senate
committee on irrigation and arid lands
of the West arrived in the city this eve
ning. Tomorrow they will bo given a
dinner at the Cliff house by the recep
tion committee and driven over the city.
Monday they begin taking testimony on
arid lands. Tuesday they go on an ex
cursion to Monteray, and Wednesday
start on a tour through San Joaquin val
ley, making stops at Fresno, Bakers
field and other rints, thence they pro
ceed to Los Angeles and San Diego. At
Sacramento this afternoon the ' party
were tendered a reception by the State
Board of Trade.
At' the Department of State.
Washington, Aug. 24. The acting
secretary ot state today said that no
communication from Minister Lincoln
upon the subject of the Behring sea
seizures had been received at the de
partment. He had heard nothing, be
yond what he had seen in the news
papers, from the British government of
the intention on its part to request arbi-:
tration, and, in fact, the department has
had no communication from the British
government upon the' subject since Sec
retary Bayard quitted the office'.
New York, Aug. 25. Adispatch from
Rome says King Humbert and Queen
Margherite have been placed under the
ban of the church. The sentence of ex
communication is stated by the "Venice
Gazette, one of the best-informed and
widely-circulated papers of the kingdom,
to have been pronounced by the pontiff
in person on' the occasion of a secret
consistory held a few" days after the
dedication of the Bruno statue. The
assertion of the Gazette is universally
believed, and there is much to corrobor
ate the authenticity thereof. '
Bippolyte President of Hajrtl.
New York, Aug. 24. Dispatches
from Port-au-Prince dated today at Mole,
St. Nicholas, say that Legitime, the
rival of Hippolyte for the presidency of
Hayti, has abdicated. Legitime em
barked on a French gunboat on August
22, and Hippolyte peacefully entered
Legitime's late stronghold, Port-au-Prince,
two days' later. A temporary
government has been formed. The
American war ship Kearsarge has moved
nearer the city, and Admiral Gherardi
is master of the situation.:
No Valr at Spokane.
Spokane Falls, W. T.; Aug. 24. At
a meeting of the Washington and Idaho
Fair Association this afternoon, it was
decided 'hot to hold an annual lair this
fall. , This action is prompted by the
fact that it would be impossible on
account of the fire to1 pVoyide accommo
dations for those who would attend ; be
sides, all the members of the Fair asso
ciation and citizens generally are' too
busy to give the matter the attention
necessary to insure a successful meeting.
A Falling off in Immigrants.
New York, Aug. 24. The statistics
for six months show that 84,000 less
immigrants have arrived at this port
than during the corresponding period in
18S8. The largest decrease is in Ital
ians. .. ' ' ' . 1 ' , :' .
Wheat Enough for Home Supply and
, Large Quantities for Export. .
Latest returns estimate the American
wheat crop of 1889 at500,000,000 bushels
or nearly 85,000,000 bushels in excess of
the crop last year. This will leave not
less than 150,000,000 Dushels of wheat
for export. Last year the exports of
wheat and wheat flour amounted to 121,
000,000 bushels, notwithstanding the ob
stacles to Ihe export trade that were
created by speculative operations in the
Chicago wheat pit.
In the present favorable conditions
the corn tirop of this year promises to
be enormous;-' Last year's yield of In
dian corn' was estimated to be nearly
2,000,000,000 bushels, and it is probable
that it will be exceeded considerably by
the crop of this year.
Last year's exports of Indian corn
and corn meal amounted to , but little
more than 35,000,000 bushels.,' But in
consequence of the short crops of wheat
and other cereals in Russia and Austria,
the exports of Indian corn promise to be
greatly simulated in order to supply the
poor of Europe with cheap bread.
' The senate committer examining into
arid lands and storage of water seem to
get around over the country pretty
lively. Before one can realize it they
get from San Francisco to Omaha and
back again. They will learn a good
deal about railroad travel but we do not
see how they are going to find out much
about desert lanos.
Afire at Port Costa, Cal.,. Monday
morning destroyed 11,000 tons of wheat,
three deep sea vessels and forty-two
freight cars. Loss $600,000.
It is estimated that 100,000 strangers
are in Milwaukee, half of whom are
veterans. ' ,
The charge against Judge Field has
been dismissed. -. , ; ' :
;,YAQTJINA BAT FREIGHT.
Another Instance of Canadian ' Pacific
' " Competition. '
A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION MADE.
Shipping of .Freight for Government
' - Work at This Port Not Done by
' the Federal Authorities. '
San Francisco, Aug. 25. A well
known railroad man, who was watching
a lot of machinery and materials which
were being loaded into the Oregon De
velepement Company's steamer at the
sea wall, was heard to remark today:
"Now there is an instance of how the
Canadian Pacific can cut our throats.
It looks very much to me," he said,
"as if the Federal goynrnment were
standing in with the Canadian Pacific to
crush American transcontinental rail
roads. . That machinery is going to
Yaquina bay to be used on government
work the breakwater there, and it came
from High Bridge, N. J. , It went from
New Jersey into Canada, and came
across the continent on the Canadian
Pacific. At Vancouver it was trans
ferred to the City of Pueblo which
brought it to San Francisco. Here it
is transferred to the Oregon Improve
ment company's steamer, and will go
north, two-thirds of the way back to
Vancouver, before it reaches its desti
nation.;'' . ; ''- '
. "Now don't you think there is some
thing wrong about a system which per
mits the Canadian Pacific to haul that
stuff such- a' long distance, handle- it
twice in transit and then Jay it down in
Oregon at a freight rate with which the
Northern Pacific or Central Pacific can
"But how does the Canadian Pacific
doit?" was asked, v
"On account of its differentials," said
Thomas M. Knight,, freight agent of the
Northern Pacific, who was standing
In order to ascertain whether the I'ed
eral government was really shipping its
freight destined for public work on this
coast over the Canadian Pacific, an
agent of the road in this city was called
upon. He looked over his way-bills,
but was unable to ascertain . who had
shipped the stuff to Yaquina bay. He
freely admitted that on account of its
differentials the Canadian Pacific could
afford to handle freight twice in transit
and still deliver it at a lower rate than
the more direct American roads.
The agent of the Oregon Development
Company could not tell from his books
wro were the original shippers of the
freight. '; ' ' ; '
Colonel George A. Mendall, super
vising engineer of the government river
and harbor work on this coast, was
seen. 1 He said that the work at Yaquina
is in chargepf another officer, so he
did not know whether the government
had. shipped the freight or not. " Still he
thought it probable that the officer' in
charge of the work had contracted with
the New Jersey firm for the delivery of
certain material at Yaquina bay. In
this case the contractor would naturally
choose the road offering the best rates.
Colonel Mendell considered it altogether
improbable that the general government
would ship anything Over the Canadian
Pacific, as American roads owe it im
mense sums of money. ,1 .
IMMENSE GOLDEN NUGGETS.
The Largest Piece of Gold Yet Found
was Worth Nearly 9150,000.
. In order to correct man' mis-statements
that are going the rounds of the
press in regard to the largest nuggets of
gold ever found, the editor of the Silver
Dollar desires to publish' the following
facts, which he obtained while Commis
sioner to the great mining exposition
held in Denver, Col., , in 1882. These
facts were obtained from the gentleman
having charge of the Australian exhibit
which included models of all tho large
nuggets discovered in that great gold
field. r '; ': ' '
The largest piece of gold in the world
was taken from Byer & Haltman's gold
mining claim, Hill-End, New South"
Wales, May 10, 1872. Its weight was
C40 pounds; heighth, 4 feet 9 inches;
width, 3 feet 2 inches, average thickness,
4 inches; worth, $148,800. It was found
imbedded in a thick wall of blue slate at
a depth of 250 feet from the surface.
The owners of, the mine were living on
charity when they found it.
Welcome Stranger nugget was found
on Mount Moliagel, February 9, 1869,
weighed 190 pounds, and was worth
$45,600. This nugget Was raffled for
$46,000 at $5 a chance, and was won by
a man driving a baker's cart. It was
sold to the bank for its tiue value and
melted. ' 1 ... ', .'
The Welcome nugget was found at
Bakery Hill, June 9, 1859 ; it weighed
184 pounds, 9 ounces, 16 pennyweights,
and was worth $44,356 ; was raffled for
$50,000 at $5 a chance, and was won by
a small boy in a barber shop.
, Lady Hotham nugget named in
honor of the wife of the Governor of
New South Wales, was found in Cana- ,
dian Gully, -September 8, 1854. It:
weighed 98 pounds, 10 ounces, 12 penny
weights, and was sold for $23,557. .
Union Jack nugget, found at Buingorg
February, 28, 1857, weight 23 pounds,
5 ounces, and was sold for $5,620. It .
was found by a runaway sailor, who sold ,
it for, the sum "named, and spent the
money in four weeks. . ' .
No name nugget, found at Eureka,
Dalton's Flat, February 7, 1874, 50 feet
belowiheurftce, weighed 52 potAJs 1
ounce, and was sold $12,500. "
The Leg of Mutton nugget was found
at Ballarat, January 31, 1853, at a depth
of 65 feet. It weighod 134 pounds, 11
ounces,' and was sold to the bank for .
$32,380. This nugget was shaped like a
leg of mutton, hence its name.
No namn nugget, found at Bakery Hill,
Ballarat, March 6, 1855 near tho surface,-
weighed 47 pounds, 7 ounces, and
was sold for $11,420. ,
No name nugget, found in Canadian
Gully, Ballarat, January 22, 1853, at a
depth of 25 feet, weighed 84 pounds, 3
ounces, 15 pennyweights, and was sold
for $20,235. . . V
: The Kohinoor nugget, found at Bal
larat, July 27, 1860, at a depth of 160
feet from the surtace, weighed 60 pounds,
and was sold for $16,680.
Sir Dominic Daly nugget, found Feb
ruary 27, 1862, weighed 26 pounds, and
sold for $6,240. -
No name nugget, found at Ballarat,
February 28, 1855, only 16 feet below
the surface. , The discovery was made
by a small boy. The nugget weighed 30
pounds, 11 ounces and 2 pennyweights,
and sold for $7,595. : , ,
No name nugget, found at Weebville,
August 1, 1879, weighed 12 pounds,
worth $2,280. ' '
No. name nugget,. found at Ballarat,
February 3, 1853, just 12 feet below the
surface, weighed 30 pounds, and sold for
$7,360. ' - ,
No name nugget, found in Canadian
Gully, January 20, 1858, at 18 feet below .
the surface, weighed 93 pounds, 1 ounce
and 11 pennyweights, and sold for
No . name nugget, found at Bakery
Hill, March. 6, 1855, weighed 40 pounds, '
and was worth $9,600.
Nil Desperandum nugget, . found at
Black Hills, November 29, 1859, weighed
45 pounds, and sold for $10,800.
Oates & Delson nugget, found at Don-
nolly gold field in 1880, at the roots of a
tree, weighed 189 pounds, and ' sold for
$50,000. . - : : :
In addition to the above were the
Huron nugget, worth $20,000, and the
Empress'nugget, worth $27,661.
Gold in the drift deposits has been .
found in larger masses in Australia than
in any other county.' Many large nug
gets were found in California during the
era of placer mining, but we have no
record of any to compare with those we
have described in Australia.