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3 HB coach was crowded, and It
looked very much like I would
I have to stand for the trip into
town, when a little old lady, her man
ner Indicating that she was off on a
well-earned pleasure Jaunt, called to
me to take a seat beside her, which I
was very glad to do. As Is usual with
old ladles, as soon as I was seated, she
looked me over, nodded and smiled,
and began to talk.
"Did you have any rain down this
"No, ma'am," I replied. "We have
had sunshine and glorious weather all
the day long."
"It was raining pretty hard-coming
down mighty lively this morning,
when I took the train," my new-found
friend continued pleasantly. "I have
been on this same train since early
Biornlng, and I'm getting Just a little
bit tired; it's been pretty warm all the
day long, and I'm well nigh worn out;
but mercy me, I ain't half way there
vet: won't set there until to-morrow
morning, 'bout 11 o'clock; guess I'll be
nowerful triad. I ain't done no travel
intr for nlirh on twenty-seven years, to
'mount to much," and she nodded and
smiled, and looked very Important, In
"You are on a long Journey, then,
madam?" I Inquired, and accompanied
the question with a smile whlcn I
honed would Invite further confidence.
"Yes; I'm going back to the old home
In Ohio; I ain't been there since Just a
little while after I was married; we
Just hnd our first little girl when me
AND THEN TnB SWEET OLD FACE
mid my husband left the old homo
Bold off the old farm, and went out to
Iowa to live. There ain't no one back
to the old home expecting mo; I ain't
never told nobody I was coming; guess
they'll bo awfully surprised to see me,"
and her face lighted up wonderfully at
the prospect of the pleasant surprise
phe had planned for the "folks at
home." "My husband died Just about
a year ago Just a year ago last Juno
bo now I ain't really got nothing to
keep me to home, so I thought I might
Just as well enjoy myself a Utile as
not; It's lonesome back to home now
since father's gone," and a tear found
Its way down the deeply furrowed
cheek, "so I'm going back to see tho
folks at the old home."
"Then you are going to visit your
children and the little grandchildren?
I do hope you will have a nice visit,
"No, I ain't got no. children In Ohio;
all my children live out In Missouri,
where I come from; but my husbnnd,
he's got four sisters, and then my undo
and some of my cousins live back to
tho old home, and I'm going to visit
them. I Just know I'll have a lovely
time; maybe I might stay a year It's
such a long way there; I'm Just going
to stay as long as I want to till I get
tired; there ain't really nothing to take
me back home now, you see." and again
the dim, brown eyes filled with tears.
"I know they'll be mighty glad to see
mo. I kept house back to our home lu
Missouri, where I come from, till my
last boy got married, and now I ain't
agoing to keep house no longer; just
live around among my children I've
got four children living and one dead;
our youngest little girl the baby died
about ten years ago. You know, It's
pretty lonesome for an old woman like
me to keep house all by myself, and
'tnln't really no use nohow; so. I'm go
ing to enjoy myself a little first and
then live 'rouud among the children;
first with one and then the other; I've
got mighty good children; there alu't
no one got hotter children than 1 have,"
and the thin, careworn features of tho
loving mother were once more lighted
up with a radlaut smile, "There's go
ing to bo a reunion of soldiers down
whore I come from pretty soon; I hated
awful bad to leave home Just at this
time, but, you see, they've got cheitp
rntos back to the old home now and It
wou't cost nothing like so much money
to go now as 'twould to go later on; my
sou thought first be would go with me,
but It cost too much money for him to
go you see, he's married now aud ho
said he didn't see how he could sparo
such nn awful lot of mouey; so, I Just
picked up courage aud started by my
self; I guess I'll get through all right
1 have to change cars twice."
"Don't lot that worry you, madam;
the conductor aud station-master will
see that you are well taken care of;
you will got through without a bit of
trouble," 1 hastened to assure her, aud
sHe smiled contentedly.
"I brought a lunch with me; I did get
a cup of coffee for dinner; they charged
me 10 cents for It aud It wasn't very
strong, either; and then, too, It was al
most cold; and I did buy some bananas,
two for 5 cents, and they were Just
about half ripe; back home where I
come from you get five, and sometimes
six, nice bananas for o cents; out,
mercy me, tbey do cheat you on these
railroad tralns"-and the dim brown
eves twinkled merrily.
Glanclnir over me, out wrougn -ne
car window, over the fields of corn, she
fnntlmied cheerfully, nodding and
"Crops out this way look mighty
twmr: mesa vou had too much "rain.
My son-in-law has Just got the most
lovely corn you ever did see; he's going
to make money this time; he's got
most sixteen acres of the best land
Just outside the corporation line; he's
done mighty fine this year. But you
can't make nothing gardening now
days; times Is too hard, and money Is
too scarce; can't sell a thing; there's
so many men out of work, and they
get Just a little bit of ground. Just big
euouzh to garden, and raise their own
vegetables-so you can't sell nothing;
lust can't elve vegetables away, xsow,
mv hiiBhnnd did gardening; he done
Drettv well; always made a good llv
lng for me and the children," and the
voice trembled slightly, "but then
times was not so hard them days as
now. We've got lots of peaches out pn
our Dlace, but cherries don t do so well,
My, how that river winds about; Just
seems as though we didn't do a thing
but Just keep crossing that river. Them
there bluffs over there look powerful
BECAME VERY THOUGHTFUL.
pretty; I ain't seen nothing so nice to
look at as them there bluffs for many
a loug day. Guess we'll cross the Mis
sissippi Itlver pretty soon, wou't we?"
"Yes, ma'am, after you leave St.
Louis; the Mississippi River, you re
member, winds along between Missouri
and Illinois. You will boo wheat fields
aud plenty of corn In Illinois."
"That's what my son-in-law told me;
he said they raise a mighty lot of
wheat In Illinois. But, my, I alu't
been this far from my children before;
never was this far from them lu my
whole life. I bet they'll miss me Just
awful," and then the sweet old face
became wonderfully thoughtful. "My
son-in-law, the one that married my
next oldoBt daughter, he's a fireman ou
the roud; he runs out In the State; he
told me Just tho other day he might
have to come this time on an extra
train to St Louis; maybe I'll see him
here; I just hope I do. He makes good
money, my sou-ln-law does; sometimes
he makes $80 a month; Unit's doing
mighty well; folks ought to get lots of
hnpplncss and live mighty uomfortablo
on $80 a mouth. I just believe I'll
take my bonuet off; guess I might feel
a little cooler," aud she laid the old-
fashioned bonnet In her lap and
smoothed back the hair from her tem
ples. "And, do you know, I believe I
am getting sleepy," aud again she
"You have some little grandchildren
at home, have you not, madam? I'm
afraid they will miss their 'grandmam
ma;' children are always so foud of
their 'grandmamma.' "
"Yes; my daughter says I spoil the
children; I guess maybe I do. I have
five grandchildren; one of my daugh
ters, she's got two little girls, and one
of my sons, he's got a little boy, and
then ono of my other girls, she's got
two little children a little girl and a
little boy; the oldest one, she's a llttlo
girl about 0 years old, and thinks there
was never no one like me. Yes, they'll
all miss 'grandma,'" and again the
quaint old face was wreathed lu smiles.
"My husband was back to the old home
most seventeen years ago. They were
all mighty glad to see him. When we
left there to go to Iowa our farm
wasn't worth nothing like $40 an acre,
and when my husband was there
that's seventeen years n.o it was
worth nlch onto $100 nn aero. I reck
on I Just wou't know the old place.
You see, first we weut to Iowa, but it
was too cold there In the winter they
have" powerful cold winters up In Iowa
-so we sold off the place there aud
weut out to Missouri; that's where 1
come from now; we've done pretty well
out there. You ain't a golug to get off
here, are you? I'm so sorry."
"Yes, ma'am," I tbld her. "I get off
here, but you dou't know how glad I
am to have met you. And I do hope
you will get back to the old home all
right aud find all the folks well and
happy. I know they will be glad to
have you with them. The couductor
will take care of you when you change
cart, so don't let that cause you any
uneasiness whatever. I o hope you
will enjoy every minute of your visit.
Good-by, and the God you love be with
vou and take care of you."
The dim brown eyes lighted np with
great pleasure, and her good-by sound
ed very sweet and pleasant, though It
was partially drowned by the noise or
the train as It neared the station.
I tenderly pressed the toll-worn hand
she put Into mine, the hand that had
labored unceasingly so many years ror
the husband and children she so dearly
loved, and I looked at the quaint slight
Azure In Its tidy black dress and at the
old-fashioned bonnet In her lap. She
seemed so sure they would be delight
ed to see her at the old home and the
children so many miles away would
miss her. The dim old eyes could still
twinkle and the sweet old face still
lichted uu with a bright smile.
What unbounded faltn these oiu
folks have In the love of their children
and kindred! May that faith never be
shaken. God bless the quaint old lady
with her nods and smiles, and may she
hnv a roval reception from the "folks
at the old home," and when the Chil
ian wav out In Missouri write her
and may they send many a loving mis
slve to the one on earth who of all oth-
ora inveft them best-God grant that
thov will remember to tell her, to tell
her lovingly and often, how much they
misa her at home, and how lonesome
. . . 1-
the place Is without "mother." Cincin
KENTUCKY BANK AN ARSENAL
London Financial Institution la Fortl-
fled Like a Iloer Laager.
"Even a dignified bank president
must accustom himself to 'the strenu
ous life' If his Institution does business
In Kentucky," remarked a Chicago
bank clerk, who came back from that
State a few days ago.
"London, the little mountain town,
where Governor Taylor called the Leg-
iKintnro tn meet has one bank, the
First National, and that concern Is fur
nished with as much artillery as If It
were a Boer laager. The north wall of
the bank Is covered with firearms of
every description, and on a little shelf
Just beneath the paying teller's flask
three 45-callber revolvers are always
In readiness. On each side of the cash
ier's desk a loaded pistol lies ready to
supplement the guns commanded by
the paying teller. On the wall Just out
side the counter are hung enough guns,
nlstols. swords and knives to rout a
regiment of outlaws.
"Some of these weapons are so vener
able that they are regarded as curlosl
ties than Implements of destruction, but
scarcely one Is uuflt for service.
'On either side of a cannon ball,
which Is a relic of the Spanish-Ameri
can war placed In the bank partly as
a memento and partly to add to the ar
ray of arms are pistols, which are al
ways loaded and enslly within grasp,
Four rifles, resting on the top of the
desk rail, are likewise always ready for
use. In another part of the room are
two guns, more destructive than any of
the others, so that a change of weap
ons, graduating rrom xne oruinnry six-
shooters to the double-barreled gun,
that will mow down half a dozen men
at a time, may be made according to
the necessities of the occasion."
'Then, Kentucky politicians have a
pleasant way of raiding banks as well
as sampling still whisky?"
"I don't know about that," laughed
the Chicago man, "but I was told that
thev bought their armament because
London lies In the heart of the moun
tain feud district, where money and
life are both pretty cheap." Chicago
Lilies in the South.
An Interesting experiment is now be
lng conducted by the united states
Department of Agriculture In South
Carolina and in the Southern States
with the Bermuda lily, so popular at
Easter as a gift aud for decorative
purposes Bulbs have been distrib
uted freely In every section of Louisi
ana aud South Carollua with a view to
ascertaining If the Bermuda lily will
bear transplanting to this soil.
An experiment made in the Rally ex
nerlmeutal station In South Carolina
was attended with- the most satisfac
tory results, and if the same luck fol
lows the general experiment the home
markets can be supplied with the na
tive-grown product The supply In the
Bermudas Is still uulimlted, but the
stock has so deteriorated as to cause
general complaint from the receiving
florists In this country, and this re
sulted In the action of the Department
of Agriculture. As a corrective meth
od the British government has estab
lished an experimental station In Ber
muda to educate the natives tn the
more successful growth of this, one of
their principal industries. Philadel
She Is a charming widow, pretty,
bright aud light hearted. She was a
chariulug young woman before she
married Mr. Blank, aud moved away
to live in Georgia. Her married lire
was most happy, and the death of her
husband was a great loss to her, but
she bore up under It After the funer
al and a general packing up of things
she returned to her old home. The day
after she arrived she was met on the
street by one of her very solemn-faced
friends, who Intended to give her a
cluster of that sympathy that makes
one feel as If thesympathlzer had
thrown something afaud on the "sym-
"Oh. Mrs. Blank." said the solemn
one, I am so giaa you are so wen. -
"Yes," auswered the widow, "I am
as won as cau tie. i was never in in
my life, you know."
"And. Mrs Blank," continued the
solemu one In more solemn tones, "I'm
glad to see you so happy."
"Why. yes. ics, 1 m very happy.
You know It was not I that died. It
was Mr. Blank." Memphis Sclmetar.
Ueady to Quit.
First Office Boy I call my boss Grid-
Second Office Boy hy Is that?
First Ottlce Boy Because he may
fire when he Is ready. Puck.
Hot Water f r Headaches.
Ordinary headaches almost always
yield to the simultaneous application
of hot water to the feet and the back
of the neck.
When a new family moves Into a
neighborhood it Is regarded as a valu
able acquisition If the furniture wagon
shows a step ladder.
oTTDpAQU TJJ RMTLE.
OVrLVDLt IT -U ojiax-LM
HUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FROM
THE COMIC PAPERS.
Pleasant Incident Occurus. tne
World Over-Barings that Are Cheer
ful to Old or Xoung-'nnny educ
tion that Everybody W1U Enjoy.
Stella Why on earth did Miss fecms
teject Mr. Boomer? He's making lots
f money In the advertising business.
Bella Yes, and he proposed to her
by mall in this fashion: "I can place In
a few good papers of guaranteed circu
lation at a minimum cost the follow
ing notice (pure reading, top column):
'Kngaged, Miss Birdie Pechls to Mr.
Howlett Boomer.. If this proposition
meets your approval, kindly sign and
return by first mall." Philadelphia
The True Condition.
Brlggs Do you believe that tne
world Is divided Into two classes, those
who borrow and those who lend?
Griggs No, sir; my experience is
that two other classes are much more
prevalent - those who want to borrow
,w, n,V.A win lATIrt I.ITA I
Something New In Carpet Good.
Erastus, Jr. What kin' ob a clgah is
Erastus, Sr. I fink It am Brussels
wrappah an' Ingrain Allah, man son.
It war a present from a man dat beats
S2.000 in It. Anyway.
"Ah, but there's no money in litera
ture," sighed the young man wno was
trvlne to earn a living with his pen.
Yes. there is," said the great laro
refiner. "My daughter has written four
books of poems, and I've paid $2,000 to
have them printed. We haven't got a
cent out of them so far." Chicago
Doogan Got the Job.
The Boss Yls, bhoys, we need an
Art Commissioner. Now, Doogan, ye've
aniri ve'A loike the Dlace. What are
Doocan Hlvlns! The salary is tin
thousand a year, begorrah, an' 01 kin
snend ivry clnt of It
N. B. Doogan got the Jod. ew
York Commercial Advertiser.
Almost aa Good.
"Do you believe you will succeed In
having vour man acquitted?" asked one
"I haven't given much thought to
that phase of the question," answered
the other. "But I am absolutely con
fident that we can have the trial post
poned often enough to prevent a con
viction." Washington Star.
Holiday Infantile Logic.
Teacher Who was the father of his
Scholar Santa Claus.
Teacher No, no!
Scholar Well, fathers Is the Santy
Clauses of this country, anyway.
"Does raw meat make folks savage?"
"I guess It do."
"Then feed me about four pounds
right away, for I wants to lick a pur-
Now the Cards Are Out.
She Sir! How dare you kiss me?
He "Out of sight, out of mind," you
She-What do you mean, sir?
He Well, I mean you're out of sight
and it just made me crazy with love to
look at you." Philadelphia Tress.
Shades and Degrees.
"Are your new neighbors nice?" Mrs
"Well, they're not exactly nice, but
they are pretty near nice." Indianap
"ine great danger," said the grave
citizen, "Is that we will drift Into a pa
ternal form of government."
"Yes," answered Mr. Meek ton, with
a sigh; "Henrietta seems worried about
that every time I speak to the chil
dren." Washington Star.
Raynor I hear there is a new baby
next door to you.
snyne lou don t hear it half as
ftou as I do. Chicago Tribune.
No Time Wasted.
Betty You say you never turn down
the light when Jack comes?
Betty Why, how unsociable.
Letty Jack doesn't think so.
Betty How do you account for It?
Letty Well, you see, I never turn it
A Hot Time Ahead.
Toat Like m Han.
When a young man, tne iaie
Lewis, B. A., went to maia ana
and was away about eighteen years.
When he returned to his mother's
house in Portland Place he almost Im
mediately pulled off his boots and com
menced to hunt about at one end of
the parlor fender, and seemed terribly
nut about His mother, of course, ask-
fed him anxiously what he wanted.
"Mv sllDDers." said he. "When i
went away I left them Just down there.
Now, where are they? Tit-uns.
Patron Are you sure you know all
about this girl?
Manager of Employment Agency-
Well, I ought to. She has been in my
family for the past week. Detroit Free
In Her Line.
Wife I found a place to-day wnere
I can get a $12 wrap for 7.98.
Husband Very well. To-morrow go
out and find a place where l can get
"What is this title 'professor' that I
hear so often?" asked the distinguished
"Wuii onoTrorpjl Mi Cayenne. "It's
ttn ' heP hard t0 teU Usually It
means a man wno Knows more man
any one else, and sometimes It means a
man who simply won't work." w asa
Mr. Middleroad's Trouble.
Mrs. Brown So you are a wiaow a
second time, Mrs. Middleroad?
Mrs. Middleroad Yes; and Its too
bad. I have got so used to tne name
of Middleroad that I hate to have to
give it up for some other name, for I
don't think there's another marrlage-
hlo Middleroad In this vicinity. Isn t
it awful? Boston Transcript
The Only Alternative.
She Then It's all over between us.
He Yes; all that remains now is to
bo back to the ones we were engaged
to before. Life.
Human Natnre'a Falling.
The average male employe Is always
a good deal more grieved when he has
to work ten minutes overtime than he
Is pleased when the boss lets him go
some night an hour early. Somervllle
A Qualified Appraiser.
"I am afraid you don t appreciate
popularity at Its full value."
"I ought to be able to," rejoined Ben
ator Sorgham. "I have paid enough for
It" Washington Star.
The Solar Plexus.
Friend Er, dat's it, Sam;
hit him in de solar-pa-lucus.
She Have you seen my father?
Fresh There was no need. I had
my lawyer look up his standing. Life.
A Good Passage.
'Did you have a good passage?" was
asked of a recent traveler.
"Fair; but I couldn't sleep. The first
three nights I couldn't tell whether to
shut the porthole and go to bed, or to
close the bed and go to the porthole.
And the last three I spent In reading
the customs laws." Life.
Born to Dominate.
"Mrs. Crowder has been president of
your club a long time."
"Yes; none of us couid call her to or
der, so we decided we might as well
let her regulate the rest of us." Chica
Why It Was.
Browne Smith says this week is
passing more rapidly than any week he
Towne-wYes; his wife is coming hame
His Serious Studies.
"What studies are you pursuing?"
asked the landlady of the new boarder,
who had told her he was a student
"I am studying psychology," he an
swered. "I am delving Into unstrayed
fields. I'm studying the "
Just then some one passed him the
dish of bash.
"I am," he continued, "fathoming "Jie
mysterious and unknown.'
And the landlady never knew why
all the people around the table sin'led
audibly Baltimore News.
They Sized Him Up.
A very simple statement proved ery
unfortunate to a savings institution In
the rural district recently. An editor In
writing of the institution in his paper
"The president Is a very tall man; the
cashier Is short."
And In less than an hour the excited
depositors were asking, "How much
How much?" Atlanta Constitution.
No Commiseration Necessary,
Two girls met in a dry goods store
yesterday. They had evidently not seen
each other for some time, as the trend
of their conversation proved.
"What good times we used to have at
the lake." said one.
"Yes, I like our own resorts," replied
the other, "better than on the coast
Oh, say, where is my old flame, Terryl
I think the world of that boy."
"Oh, he's married."
"You don't say! Who to?"
"Well, of all things," replied he
The conversation drifted, but a sfcor
time later reverted to Its old channel.
"Say, Hetty," remarked Perry's wife,
"did you meet Johnny out In San
Francisco?" and then added, "He told
me that summer he was there that he
could not live without me."
"Yes, I met him In Los Angeles.'
"Poor fellow! I feel sorry for him,
He Is a bachelor yet I suppose."
"No, he's married."
"Yon don't say! Who to?"
"Me,"-Salt Lake Herald.
n,,tl.. and Rcaulrement of the 80,000
Enumerators Four Schedule
Inttead of Ten.
In the census building a great room
is now the scene of bustling activity,
the work of preparing portfolios foi
use by enumerators in the coming
count of the population being fairly
under wav. These portfolios, of whit
ish-brown pasteboard, hinged togethei
with black cloth, are 18 inches long
and 10 wide and tied with four sets ol
tape. The tape used is not that "red
tape" which to the ordinary mind sig
nifies circumlocution and delay. Th
law reanires soeed in the census ol
1900 and common every day white cot
ton tape will fasten the schedule-filled
portfolios in their round from habita
tion to habitation. For convenient, ac
curate and rapid enumeration the Uni
ted States has been divided into ouu
supervisors' districts, and these in tnrn
into about 60,000 enumeration dis
tricts, or E. D.'s, as they are called in
the census offioe. Each of the oo.on
enumerators is yet to be appointed, i
on the portfolios a blank space is lo.
for his name.
The last census found the unhappj
enumerator loaded down with from 10
to 13 schedules, each having volumin
ous instructions, to master which re
quired considerable mental ability and
nower of memory. That census wai
taken under a law which required enu
merators to ask many obnoxious ques
tions. The census act of 1900 happily
for all does not require these disagree
Four schedules, not 10, cover enu
merator's inauiries in 1900; schedulei
reauiring information about popula
tion, vital statistics, manulactures ano
agriculture. In cities the enumeratoi
will seldom need the agricultural, oi
in the rural districts the manufacturing
schedule, so he will infrequently carry
more than three.
A general realization by American
citizens of their personal interest in a
successful prosecution of the canvasi
by this white-tape army should arouse
sentiments of local interest and priae
in each enumeration district citizen!
would concern themselves about the
selection of their registrar and local
The white-tape army should be made
up of men of a high standard, lhej
should be quiok, competent, courteous,
tactful and truthful.
The Gray's Harbor, Wash., Commer
cial Company's sawmill plant at Los-
mopohs, employes 500 men, wltn lut
men working on improvements; has a
$81,000 monthly payroll; has a mess
bouse that takes care of 400 men;
scores of dwellings for rent to employei
at a nominal sum, and which, in con
nection with the plant, presents nearly
a mile of frontage on Chehahs river.
The company is now constructing
new planing mill, a box factory, a tans
factory, a finished lumber storing shed,
new div kilns, and making numeroui
other additions. During 1899 Us out
put was 45,000,000 feet of lumber and
Sea I.lon Wanted.
J. E. W. Macfarland, superintendent
of the new oil and guano factory, at
Astoria, Or., is going to try an experi
ment this summer, that will meet the
approval of the fishermen and the fish
ing interests generally. He will be
willing to pay a good price to fisher
men for all the sea lions that they may
kill, as he believes that he can extract
oil from them profitably, for they are
always very fat when they come intc
the river.' The matter will be brought
np at the next meeting of the Fisher
man's Union for discussion.
Polk county. Or., has 2,508 voters
of them, 1,156 have registered.
La Grande, Or., has a school popula
tion of 1,377 between the ages of 4 ant
Miss Oza Waldrop, actress, is the
daughter of Rev. Joe Waldrop, o:
Walter Benn, n Siletz Indian, is
under bonds at Toledo, Or., to answei
a charge of grand larceny.
A number of strangers are investigat
ing the timber resources in the moon
tains west of Pedee.
Papers throughout Oregon are still
urging voters to register. More that
half of them are not yet on the books.
A. J. Smith is said to have givei
option to parties on his 32 aores o
oyster land on Oyster bay, Wash., th
price. to be $15,000.
The Brownsville, Jr., Times sayi
the Calapoola river continues to mak
inroads on land in tne eastern part oi
town, though the water is not high:
Xacoma druggists nave organized
society which will join the Retail
Druggists' Association of America,
One of its objects is to prevent the sale
of patent medicines and drugs in de
A. a. uarr is a Toledo, Ur., man
who went to the residence of his wife,
from whom he had separated, and
"while she was absent at church
broke open the door with an ax, loaded
a wagon with what he wanted and tool
it away." Mrs. Garr will take legal
proceedings against him.
Claud Bullock, a young man of 2(
years, of Wenatchee, Wash., accidental
ly shot himself in the left side. He
died from the injuries.
Miss Roth, a Hoquiam, Wash.
nurse, has entered the government ser
vice, and will leave at once for the
Nineteen school teachers are employ
ed by La Grande. The four male teach
ers are paid an average ot $76 pei
month, but the female teachers gel
but $ 44.
k a ...
a evenm way Adventist is giving
Bible readings at Hilgard, Or. With
the aid of a chart, be is endeavoring tc
illustrate and trace the prophecies ol
Referee L. R. Shepard sold the 894-
acre Walling farm in Spring valley,
Polk county, Or., to W. M. Toner, foi
$7,000. The other bidders were D. G,
Henry and J. L. Pur vine, the lowest
bid being $4,000.
The city council of Pomeroy, Wash..
1 . .. .
nu passea an ordinance that no gate
: opening on to a sidewalk in that city
tniku swing onrwara.
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ADVICES ARE CHEERFUL.
Trad KtIw Hake a Faorbl
Bradstreet's says: Trade advices
1 r.i .
are, as. a wnoie, cnesnui, ana tho
stretch of values is apparently una
bated, thongb some soft spots still pre
sent themselves. A permanent feature
this week has been the increase in
strength of values of farm products,
nearly all the cereals, pork products
and cotton advancing, while materials
for manufacture, and the products
thereof, have generally remained steady
Manufacturers of shoes are busy and
weather conditions have rather favored
the retailer by enabling him to dispose
of some carried -over stock.
Wool is fairly steady, but manufac
turers are out of the market and con
cessions can be obtained, though Lon
don advices are better.
Southern iron advices are of steady
prices, and of rather more inqnry on
export account. Except immediately
in Chicago, where Idleness of many
thousands of men has cause dullness
in the machinery and kindred trades,
the Western iron situation seems a
Structural material Is in bet'er re
quest and some very large contracts
will shortly be placed.
Wheat, including flour, shipment!
of the week aggregate 2,277,450 bush
els, against 3,280,578 bushels last
week, 4,114,046 bushels in the corre
sponding week of 1899.
Business failures In the united states
for the week number 190, as compared
with 189 last week, 205 in this week a
year ago, 233 in 1898, 233 in 1897,
and 800 in 1896.
Business failures in Canada for the
week number 28, as compared with 39
last week, 21 in this week a year ago,
23 in 1898, 36 in 1897 and 40 in 1896
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Onions, new, $2. 25 2. 60 per sack.
Lettuce, hot house, 45c per doz.
Potatoes, new, $15 18.
Beets, . per sack, 7 5 85c.
Turnips, per sack, 60o.
Carrots, per sack, 50c.
Parsnips, per sack, 75 85c.
Cauliflower, 75c $1 per dozen.
Cabbage, native and California,
$1.00(31.25 per 100 pounds.
Apples, $1.251.50 per box.
Prunes, 60o per box.
Butter Creamery, 28o per pound;
dairy, 1782o; ranch, 17o per pound.
Eggs 15 16o.
Cheese Native, 15o.
Poultry 13 14c; dressed, 14 15c;
Hay Pnget Sound timothy, $ia.uu;
choice Eastern Washington timothy, f
Corn Whole, $23.00; cracked, fas;
feed meal, $23. i
Barley Rolled or groundper ton,
f20; , J
Flour Patent, per barrel, $d.25; ;
blended straights, $3.00; California, (
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gra-
ham, per barrel, $3.00; whole wheat
flour, $3.00; rye flour, $3.804.00. j
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $13.00; ;
shorts, per ton, $15.00. I
Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, per ton, $20; oil cake meal, (
per ton, $30.00.
Fresh MeatE Choice dressed beel i
steers, 748c; cows, 7c; mutton 8c;
pork, 76c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 8 i
Hams Large, 13c; small, 13 M;
breakfast bacon, 12)c; dry salt sides,
Wheat Walla Walla. 52 53c;
Valley, 62c; Bluestem, 55o per bushel.
Flour Best grades, $3.00; graham,
$2.50; superfine, $2.10 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 85 36c; choice
gray, 34c per Dusnei.
Barley Feed barley, $14 15.00;
urewing, $17.00 17.5U per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dlings, $19; shorts, $15; chop, $14 per
Hay Timothy, $9 10; clover, $7
7.50; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery, 50 55c;
seconds, 42 45c; dairy, 8037c;
Eggs 11c per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13c;
Young America, 14c; new cheese lOo
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.50
4.50 per dozen; hens, $5.00; springs,
$2.503.50; geese, $6.507.50 forold;
$4.606.50; ducks, $5.005.50 per
dozen; turkeys, live, 10llo per
Potatoes 5060oper sack; sweets,
22o per pound.
Vegetables Beets, $1; turnips, 90c;
per. sack; garlic, 7o per pound; cab
bage, l)4o per pound; parsnips, $1;
onions, $1. 50(92.25; carrots, $1. -
Hops 8 8o per pound
Wool Valley, 1213o per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 814c; mohair, 27
80o per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 4c; dressed mutton, 7
7Ko per pound; lambs, 7cper pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $5.00;
light and feeders, $4.50; dressed,
$6.00 6.60 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $4.00 4. 50;
cows, $3. 60 4.00; dressed beef, 6a
750 per pound.
Veal Large, 67c; small, 8
9c per pound.
Tallow 55sc; No. 8 and grease,
3 4c per pound.
San Frsneuoo Market.
Wool Spring Nevada, 12 15c per
pound; Eastern Oregon, 12 16c; Val
ley, 2022o; Northern, 1012c.
Hops 1899 crop, ll13o per
Butter Fancy creamery 21c;
do seconds, 1920c; fancy dairy, 17
18c; do seconds, 15 16o per pound.
Eggs Store, 18c; fancy ranch,
Millstuffs Middlings, $17.00 &
20.00; bran, $12.00 13.00.
Hay Wheat $7.00 9.50; wheat and
oat $7.009.00; best barley $5.50
7.50; alfalfa, $6.007.50 per ton;
straw, 804Cc per bale.
Potatoes Early Rose, 75 85c; Ore
gon Uurbanks, 65c1.00; river tvxm
banks, 40 70c; Salinas Burbanks,
80c 1.10 per sack.
Citrus Fruit Oranges, Valencia,
$2.753.25; Mexican limes, $4.00
5.00; California lemons 75c$l-60
do choice $1.752.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananas, $1.60(9
8.50 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian dates, 66o Vs