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IT'S . A COLO DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
IIOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1902.
x NO. 11.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
. r. BLYTHE SOW, FublNhera.
8. F, Blythe. " . E. N. Blythe.
Terms of subscription 11.60 ft year when paid
.' TBI MAILS. '
The mail arrive from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; depart! the
tame days at noon.
For ('henoweth, leaves at t a. m. Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays: arrivea at p. Hi.
For White Salmon (Wash.) leaves daily ai6:tf
a. in.; arrives at 7:15 p. m.
From White Malmon leaves for Fnlda, Gilmer,
Trout Lake and Ulenwood daily at A. M.
ForBlmien (Wash.) leaves at 5:43 p.m.; ar
rives at 2 p. in.
ORPKK OK WASHINGTON. Hood River
I'nion No. 142, meets In Odd Fellows' hall
4cond and fourth Saturdays in each month,
; 7 :au' o'clock. C. L. CoPW.it, President.
Da. H. h. Dl'mbi.1, Secretary
IAUREL KKIIKKAH PKOKKK U)IKiE, No
J t7. 1. O. O. K. Meets tlrst and third Mon
days In each montlt.
Mibs l.irrik Entricin, N. 0.
;, H. J. IfmBAKn, Uwreiary.
iMANHY t'OST, No. 1, U. A. K. Meets at A.
j O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All O. A. K,
members luvited to meet with us.
J. W. Kiuby, Commander.
(1. J. Hayrk, Adjutant.
CIANBY W. R. C, Ko;-16-Meets first atir
I day of each month in A. O. U. W. hall at i
p.m. Mks. B. F.Shoihakki, President.
Mas. O. L. STKAK4HAN, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER I.OIMIK No. 11)6, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
eat h full moon. Wm. M. Yatks, W. M.
C. U. Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. iff, R. A. M.
Meeta third Friday uiKht of each month.
. L. Smith, H. F.
A.N. Rami. Secretary.
IIOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. B. fl.
II Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
ings ol each month. Visitors coidielly wal
coined. Mks. Mollis C. Coi.e, W. M.
.Mas. May B. Davidson, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 10.1. United Artisans,
Meets lirKt and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social: Art!
tans hall. F. U. Brosius, M. A.
Fkkd Co, Secretary. -
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 3ft, K. of P.-Mneta
In A. 0. U. W. ball every Tuesday lunht,
C. E. Makkham, ('. C.
W. A. FlKRRAUOH, K. or R. and S.
KIVKR81DB LODGE, No. 68, A. O. V. W.
Meets Drat and third Saturdays of each
month. Fred Hows, W, M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
Chkktkr Shiitk, Recorder.
1DLEWILDE L01KIK, No. 1U7, I. O O. F.
Meeli lu Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. L. E. Norsk, N. U.
J. L. IIenderbon, Secretary.
H" 00D RIVER TENT. No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meets at A. O. I'. W. hall on the tlrst and
third Fridays of each month.
W alter ukrkino. Commander.
1' jTvERMnE TlODGK :"KOr, DEGREE OF
, HONOR, A. O. V. W. Meets Drat and
third Saturdays at8 P. M.
Mrs. E. R. Bradley, C. ot H.
Lena Evans, Recorder
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in odd Fellows' Hall the tint and
third Wednesdays of each month.
F. L. DAVtnaoN, V. C.
.' E. R. Bradley. Clerk.
ittomey at-Law and U. S. Commissioner.
Makes a specialty of land office work. Final
proofs in timber and homestead entries made
J)R. J. W. VOGEL.
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
River. Residence 963 Sixteenth Street,
.-,.'. Portland, Oregon.
II, JENKINS, P. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
' . .' telephones;. Office, 281; residence, M.
Office, in Langxlle bid. , Hood River, Oregon.
Gold crowns and bridge work ant all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
J I,. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
. laerwator to Dr. M. f. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town ot country,
Dav or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 81; Office, 81
Office over Kverhart's Grocery.
T J. F, WATT, M..D.
.v - Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Ofllce, 281 ; residence, 283.
SURGEON 0. R. 4 N. CO.
v JOHN ; LELAN1) HENDERSON
AlTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
.. TARY FtiBtIC and REAL,
V ' 'for 23,rparsa resident of Oregon and Wash-
V fni(hn. Has hd many yeais exyerien in
Real Estate mailers, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and egeuL Satisfaction guaranteed or
no charge. ''
pREDERICK A ARNOLD
". CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
; Ketitnat-! Inrniehed for all kinda of
X work. Repairing a specialty. All kin da
of hop work. Shop on State Street,
k );tweeu First and Second.
"TTIE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
is the place to (ret the latest and best in
t otikctionerie, Candiei. NnU, Tobacco,
Atigar, ef . . . ..."
: ' ;...1CK CREAM PARLORS....
.. . -V. B. COLE, Proprietor.
p "C, BROSiUS, M. D.
Physician and surgeon.
Theme Central, or 121.
OfTice lloare: 10 to It A. M.; S to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M. . ..
Q U. 1ENJPLE.
' . . ' fractleil Witchmiker t Jetilar.
-"Mr long experi-nre enablef me to do
Hi beet i-oii!le work, which I fully
uaranief, and at W priree.
j-gVTLKR A CO
rip a general banking basinesa.
IIOOD RIVER, OREGON.
A STUDY IN
BY A. CONAN DOYLE.
is Jl.m Jfufi j&L&i 4Fif,
CHAPTER I Continued.
Sberlock Ilolmei ueemed delighted
at the idea of sharing rooms with me.
"I have my eye on a siiite in Baker
ttreet," he said, "which would suit us
down to the ground. You don't mind
the smell of strong tcbacco, I hope?"
"I always smoke 'ship'' myself," I
answered. " i
"That's good enough. I generally
have chemicals about, and occasionally
do experiments. Would that annoy
"By no means."
"Let me see what are my other
shortcomings I get in the dumps at
times, and don't open my mouth for
days on end. You must not think I
am sulky when I do that. Just lot me
alone and I'll soon be all right. What
have you to confess now? It's just as
well for two fellows to know the worst
of each other before they begin to live
I laughed at this cross examination.
"I keep a bullpup," I said, "and ob
ject to rows, because . my nerves are
shaken, a'nd I get up at all sorts of un
godly hours, and I am extremely lazy.
I have another set of vices when I tm
well, but those are the principal ones
"Do you include violin plaving in
your category of rows?" he asked, anx
iously. "It depends on the player," I
answered. "A well played violin is a
treat for the gods; a badly played
"Oh, that's all right," he cried with
a merry lauph. "I thine we may con
sider the thing as settled that is, if
the rooms are agreeable to you."
"When shall we see them?" "
"Call for me here at noon, tomorrow.,
and we'll go together and settle every
thing," he answered. .
"All right noon exactly," said I,
shaking li is hand.
We left him working among his
chemicals, and we walked together to
ward my hotel. -
"By the wav," T asked mddenly,
"how the deuce did he know that I had
come from Afghanistan?"
My companion smiled an enigmatical
"That's just his little peculiarity,"
he said, "A good many, people have
wanted to know how . he finds things
"Oh, a mystery, ie it?" I cried, rub
bing my hands. "This is very piquant.
I am much obliged to you for bringing
us together. 'The proper study of
mankind is man,' yn know."
J'You must study him then," Stam
ford paid, as he bid. me good-by.
"You'll find him a knotty problem,
though. I'll wnger he loams more
about you than you about him. Good
by." "Good-by," Ianwsered; and strolled
on to my hotel, considerably interested
in my new acquaintance.
We met next day, as he had arrang
ed, and Inspected his rooms at No.
221B Baker streetof which he had
spoken at our meeting.
Tbey consisted of a couple of com
fortable bedrooms and a single, large,
airy sitting room, cheerfully furnished,
and illuminated by two broad win
dows. So desirable in every way were the
apartments, and so moderate did toe
terms seem when divided between us
that the bargain was concluded upon
the spot, and we at once entered into
That very evening I moved my
things round from the hotel, and on
the following morning Sherlock Holm
es followed me with several boxes md
For a day or two we were busily
employed In unpacking and laying out
our property to the best advantage.
That done, we gradually began to set
tle down and to accommodate our
selves to our new surroundings.
Holmes was certainly not a difficult
man to live with. He was quiet in his
ways, and hia habits were regular.
It was rare for him to be up after
ten at night, and he had Invariably
breakfasted and gone out before I rose
in the morning;. .
Sometimes he spent his day at the
chemical laboratory, sometimes In the
dissecting rooms, and occasionally
In long walks, which appeared to take
him Into the lowest portions of the
city. Nothing could exceed his energy
when the working fit was upon him;
but now and again a reaction would
aelze him, and for days on end he
would lie upon the sofa in the sitting
room, hardly uttering a word of mov
ing a muscle from morning to nl'bt.
On these occasions I have noticed
such a dreamy, vacant expression In
his eyes, that I might have suspected
him of being- addicted to -the use of
some narcotic, had not the temperance
and cleanliness of his whole life for
bidden such a notion.
As the weeks went by. my interest
In him and my curiosity as to his alms
in life gradually deepened and Incieas
His very person and appearance were
such as to strike the attention of the
most casual observer. In height ie
was rather over six feet, and so eios
alvely lean that he seemed to be con
His eyes were sharp and piercing,
save during those intervals of torpor
to which I have alluded; and his thin,
hawk-like nose gave his whole expres:
slon an air of alertness and decision.
His chin, too, had the prominence
and squareness which mark the man
His hands were invariably blotl-d
with ink and stained with chemicals,
yet he was possessed of extraordinary
delicacy of touch, as I frequently had
occasion to observe when I watched
him manipulating his fragil philoso
The reader may set me down as a
hopeless busybody, when I confess
how much this man stimulated my cu
riosity, and how often I endeavored U
break through the reticence which he
showed in all that concerned himself.
Before pronouncing Judgment, how
ever, be it remembered how objectless
was my life and bow little there was
to engage my attention.
My health forbid me from venturing
out unless the weather was exception
ally genial, and I had no friends who
would call upon me and break the mo
notony of my daily existence.
Under these circumstances, I eagerly
-hailed the little mystery which huug
around my companion, and spent much
of my time in endeavoring to unravel
He was not studying medicine. He
had himself, in reply to a question,
confirmed Stamford's opinion upon
Neither did he appear to have pur
sued 'any course of reading which
might fit hlra for a degree in science
or any other recognized portal which
would give him an entrance into the
learned world. ., - .
Yet his seal for certain studies was
remarkable, and within eccentric lim
its his knowledge was so extraordinar
ily ample and minute that his obser
vations have fairly astounded me.
Surely no man would work so hnrrt
to attain such precise Information un
less he had some definite end in view.
Desultory readers are seldom remark
able for the exactness of their learn
ing. No man burdens his mind with small
matters unless he has some very good
reason for doing so.
His ignorance vag as remarkan'
as his knowledge. Of contemporary
literature, philosophy and politics he
appeared to know next, to nothing.
Upon my quoting Thomas Carlyle,
he Inquired In the naivest way who he
might be'and what he had done. My
surprise reached a climax, however,
when I found incidentally that he was
knorant of the Copernlcan theory, and
of the composition of the solar sys
tem. That any civilized human being in
this nineteenth century should nojt be
aware that the earth traveled round
the sun appeared to- me such an ex
traordinary fact that I could hardly
"You appear to be astonished," he
said, smiling at my expression of sur
prise. "Now that I do know.it, I shail
do my best to forget it."
"To forget It!"
"You see." he explained, "I consider
that a man's brain originally Is like a
little empty attic and you have to
stock it with such furniture as you
choose. A fool takes in all the lumber
of every sort that he comes across, so
that the knowledge which might he
useful to him gets crowded out, or at
best Is Jumbled up with a lot of
other things, so that he has a diffi
culty in laying his hands upon It Now,
the skillful workman is very careful
Indeed ss to what he takes into his
brain attic. He will have nothing but
the tools which may help him in do
ing his work, but of these he has a
large assortment, and all in the most
perfect order. It is a mistake to think
that that little room has elastic walls
and can distend to any extent. De
pend upon it, there comes a time when
for every addition to knowledge you
forget something that you .knew be
fore. It is of the highest Importance,
therefore, not to have useless facta el
bowing out the useful ones." ,
"But the solar system!" I protested.
"What the deuce Is it to me?" he in
terrupted, impatiently; "you say that
we go round the sun. If we went
round the moon it would not make a
pennyworth of difference to me or to
my work." ..
I was on the point of asking him
what that work might be, but some
thing in hia manner showed me that
the question would be an unwelcome
I pondered over our short conversa
tion, however, and endeavored to draw
my deductions from It. He said thai
he would acquire' no knowledge which
did not bear upon his object. There
fore, all the knowledge which he pos
sessed .was such as would be useful
I enumerated In my own mind all
the various points upon which he had
shown me that he was exceptionally
well Informed. I even took peucll
and Jotted them down. '
I could not help smiling at the docu
ment when I had completed it If, ran
In this way: - - . -SHERLOCK
HOLMES His Limits.
1. Knowledge of literature1 Nil.
2. Knowledge of philosophy NIL
3. Knowledge of- Astronomy Nil.
4. Knowledge of Politics Feeble.
5. Knowledge of botany Variable.
Well up in . belli ' floona, ' opium a'd
poisons generally.-. Knows nothing of
6. Knowledge of geology Practical,
but limited. Tells at a glance different
soils from each other. After wiJks
has shown me splashes upon his trous
ers, and told me by their color aad
consistence in what part of London he
had received them.
7. Knowledge of chemistry Pro
found. 8. Knowledge of anatomy Accu
rate, but unsystematic.
9. Knowledge of sensational litera
ture Immense. He appears to know
every detail of horror perpetrated In
10. Plays the violin welL
11. Is an expert single stick player,
boxer and swordsman.
12. Hag a good practical knowledge
of British law.
When I had got so far In my Hot I
threw it Into the fire tn despair.
"If I cannot find what the fellow is
driving at by reconciling all theee ac-comp!if'-Tier.U
and discovering a call
ing which needs them all, I said to
myself, "I may ag well rive up the at-
tempt at once."
I see that I have alluded above to
his powers upon the violin. These
were very remarkable, but as eccen
tric as all his other accomplishments.
That he could play pieces, and diffi
cult pieces, I knew well, because at my
request he had played me gome of
Mendelssohn's "Lleder," and other fa
vorites. When left to -himself, however, he
would seldom produce any music or
attempt any recognized air.
Leaning back in his armchair of an
evening he would close hia eyes and
scrape carelessly at the fiddle, which
was thrown across his knee. Some
times the chorda were sonorous and
melancholy. Occassionally they were
fantastic and cheerful.
Clearly they reflected the thoughts
which possessed him, but whether the
music aided these thoughts, or whether
the playing was simply the result of a
whim or fancy, wag more than I could
I might have rebelled against these
exasperating solos had it not been
that he usually terminated them by
playing in quick succession a whole se
ries of my favorite airs as a slight
compensation for the trial upon my
During-the first week or so we had
no callers, and I had begun to think
that my companion was as friendless
a man as myself.
Presently, however, I found that he
had many acquaintances, and those in
the most different classes of goclety.
There wag one little sallow, rat-faced,
dark-eyed fellow who wag introduced
to me as Mr. Lestrade, and who came
three or four times in a single week.
One morning a young girl called,
fashionably dressed, and stayed for
half an hour or more. The same after
noon brought a gray-headed, seedy
visitor, looking like a Jew peddler, and
who appeared to be much excited, and
who wag closely followed by a slip
shod elderly woman.
On another occasion an old white
haired gentleman had an Interview
with my companion; and on another a
railway porter In his velveteen uni
form. . When any of these nondescript
individuals put in an appearance Sher
lock Holmes used to beg for the use of
the sitting room, and I would retire to
my bedroom. He always apologized to
me for putting me to this inconven
ience. "I have to use this room as a place
of business," he said, "and these peo
ple are my clients."
Again I bad an opportunity of ask
ing him a point blank question, and
again my delicacy prevented me from
forcing another man to confide in me.
I imagined at the time that he had
some strong reason for not alluding to
It, but he soon dispelled the idea by
coming round to the subject of his own
It was upon the 4th of March, as I
have good reason to remember, that I
rose somewhat earlier than usual, and
found that Sherlock Holmes had not
yet finished his breakfast
The landlady had become so accus
tomed to my late habitg that my place
had not been laid nor my coffee pre
pared. With the unreasonable petulance of
mankind I rang the bell and gave a
curt intimation that I was ready.
Then I picked up a magazine from
the table and attempted to while away
the time with it while my companion
munched silently at his toast
One of the articles had a pencil mark
at the heading, and I naturally began
to run my eye -through It.
Its somewhat ambitious title wag
"The Book of Life," and it attempted
to show how much an observant man
might learn by an accurate systematic
examination of all that came in his
It struck .me as being a remarkable
mixture of shrewdness and of absurd
ity. The reasoning wag close and in
tense, but the deductions appeared to
me to be far-fetched and exaggerated.
. The writer claimed by a momentary
expression, a twitch of muscle, or a
glance of the eye, to fathom a man's
Deceit, according to him, wag an Im
possibility in the case of one trained
to observation and analysis. His con
cluslong were as Infallible ag so many
propositions of Euclid.
So startling would his results ap
pear to the uninitiated that, until they
learned the process by which he had
arrived at them, they might consider
him as a necromancer.
(To be Continued.)
The Marrying Age.
The marrying age, according to sta
tistics, is steadily advancing. This
accounts, perhaps, for another Jact,
that women are beginning to look
younger and more girlish in the Bhady
twenties and the early thirties than
they used to do. Twenty-five years
ago a woman of 32 who was unmarried
would have been regarded as a hopeless
ild maid. Now she is quite a gitl at
that age and her marriage is still
thought of. If we continue to grow
old in this leisurely fashion the very
name "old maid" will disappear from
our vocabulary, if indeed it has not
done so alieady.
. first Woman to Win Scholarship.
Mini Helen E. Wallace, a brilliant
student at the Melbourne, Australia,
university, has been awarded the
Shakespeare scholarship of 160 pounds.
This is the most important scholar
ship in the gift of the university, and
it has never before been won by a
la Memory of Or. Johnson.
Dr. Johnson's long association with
the Strand, London, is to be com
memorated by placing a beautiful
stained glass window in Et. Clement's
Beth was delighted with her aunt's
mw changeable spring gown. "Oh.
mama!" she exclaimed, excitedly,
"the colors of Aunt Mary's new silk
dress are all extemporaneous!" Judjjo.
A Wis ClrL
Alice How long Bhoold a girl know
a man before becoming enpazed to him?
Grace Oh, long enough for him to
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Compreheiulvt Review of ilia Imnnrf.nt
Happening! of tht Past Week, Presented
In a Condensed Form. Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
'ire at Pittsburg destroyed property
valued at 1318,500.
King Edward Is able to walk about
the deck of his yacht.
The German gunboat Panther has
been oidered to Caiibbean waters.
A policeman at Shenandoah, Pa.,
was attacked by etrikera and severely
Natives of Pertugese West Africa
are causing the authorities much
trouble and a general uprising is fearel.
Rioting and demonstrations in
France are subsiding, and a peaceful
solution of the religious question is
Another explosion in the New York
subway resulted in the fatal injury of
two men and the serious injury of
The president of Peru, in a message
to congress, points out the great benefit
of the Panama canal to that country
and urges his people to prepare for it.
The battleship Illinois is in dry dock
in England. . Examination disclose?
that considerable damage had been sus
tained when she struck the obstruction.
A German electrician lias invented
a wireless telephone.
It is believed that the disturbances
in Panama are neaily at an end.
More injunctions have been issued
against the striking West Virginia coal
Fire at the Leavenworth, Kan., pen
itentiary destroyed $20,000 worth Of
Seven firemen were seriously injured
by an explosion while fighting fire at
One of the tribes of Indians in, Indian
Territory is giving the authorities
The Nicaraguan government has com
muted the sentence of Kussell Wilson,
the Ohio doctor who wag captured
with a revolutionary party.
Serious rioting occurred at a New
Jersey primary election. One man was
killed and a number seriously wounded,
besides many minor injuries.
In a riot at Pottsville, Pa., between
non-union men and strikers, one man
was killed and five badly injured.
The dead man and all those injured
Demonstrations continue in France
against the closing of Catholic schools.
Automobile devotees in England find
themselves badly handicapped by strin
gent speed laws.
Preparations for the coronation are
in full swing, but theie is a noticeable
lack of enthusiasm.
A fight with horsethieves in. Okla
homa resulted in the wounding and
capture of several of the gang.
Cholera in Egypt is spreading rapid
ly. Many of the victims are attacked
in the streets and die in a few minutes.
A passenger and freight train collid
ed in the yards t Cheyenne, Wyoming,
resulting in the injury of half a dozen
The president has approved die find-
Ings of the court martial in
tlie Case OI
Major Glenn, but disapproves the ac
tion In the f!nok rase.
Three soldiers were seriously injured
attached to gun which they were
handling running away.
. . . - .
Ten fishermen lost their lives in a
gale on Fraser river, B. C.
Cholera has"! broken' out afresh in
Manila, a "number of new cases being
James Jeffries knocked out Bob Fitz
simmons in tbe eighth round in a fight
at San Francisco.
Chicago messengers went on strike
for more pay. Telegrams are being de
livered through the mail. ;
Aix-la-Chappelle, a town in Ger
many, will hereafter celebrate Ameri
can independence day by hoisting the
There is much anxiety among British
cabinet officials over the king's con.
dition. Many believe he will not be
able to stand the coronation.
Acting Secretary Ryan has ordered a
temporary withdrawal of the tract in
Eastern Oregon recommended by com
missioner Hermann and Superintendent
Two hundred persons were drowned
by the capsizing of a steamer on West
There is not a great deal of interest,
being taken in the coming coronation
of King Edward.
Caut. M. I. Smith, the firt maa who
it retched wires across the state of Wis
consin, is still living in Topeka, Kan.
Chicago chemists have invented a
process for making wall paper stronger
that promises to revolutionize the in
dustry. The largest stockholder !n the Tnited
States Steel Company, "Mr. Cutler,"
I. ink. n R. k.ful,..r not Andrew
Carnegie; bis dividend i f 1,000,000
MUST GO SLOW.
United SUUt Gunboat Machiai Will Protect
Foreigner at Cap Hsytien.
Washington, July 31. The follow
ing cablegram, dated today, wag re
ceived at the navy department this
afternoon from Commander MrHrna. nf
tbe Machias, arrived at Cape Haytien
' yesterday :
"Affairs are very much disturbed at
Cape Haytien. Unorganized mob in
the city. Foreign consuls have been
threatened. Will give protection on
board. I will prevent bombardment
without due notice."
The gtate department has no hesita
tion in fully approving tbe energetic
and sufficient action of Commander
McCrea in taking care of the foreign
consuls and in preventing a bombard
ment without a warning. The Amer
ican and foreign interests in Cape
Haytien are large and an American
captain is required by the unwritten
law to look after the life and property
of other foreign residents as well as
American in such .cases. It is taid
that the rules of international law as
well as the dictates of humanity re
quire that proper notice be given before
a bombardment in order that women,
children and non-combatants may leave
the town and carry off their personal
The Davy department feels that the
Machias ia sufficiently Jarge for tbe
work at band at this point, though if
there were more such American gunboats
in the gulf and Carribbean sea a quiet
ing and restraining influence would be
exerted over these frequent rebellious
outbreaks involving violations of the
rules oi war and great suffering.
A GREAT OIL TRUST.
Rockefeller, Rothschilds and Nobel Have Com-i
blncd and Will Control World's Output
London, July 31. In its issue this
morning the Daily Mail asserts that
there is no longer any doubt that the
three monster oil interests of Rockefel
ler, Rothschild and Nobel have entered
into a working agreement.
"Thus," gays the paper, "without
any publicity the greatest trust the
world has ever seen has been sprung
line combination, tbe paper says,
has been hinted at in messages from
liatoum and Moscow and it has been
more clearly shown in the offers made
to Russian oH exporters by representa
tives of the Nobeland Rothschild in
terests for the absorption of the whole
of their output. The exporters have
been forbidden to sell through the interests-of
their agency except at a price
arranged by them or to fight the com
bined forces pit the three oil giants.
This offer was made openly and with
the idea of maintaining prices, and it
has been refused, Russian exporters
preferring to fight. It was doubtless
this combine, continues the Daily Mail,
which induced the Russian government
to issue invitations to an anti-trust con
ference. The spokesman of the great
combine declares it means a fight to
the death and that the independent ex
porters cannot hope to win.
MINING AND STORING COAL.
Secret Work Has Been Done In Several of the
Scranton, Pa.," July 30. Superin
tendent Roes, of the Delaware & Hud
son, admitted today that his and other
companies of this region have been
r,.Tb..l in 1 1 i n, iml l.-,a.l in I mnA
. .U 1 . M -lI V.VH. .IIU
it at tiie foot of the shift in
'iaa roatlo in Via itniatarl when tliA Ofm
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pames see fit: to do so. The work is
i. i. .
being done by under bosses, company
hands and returned strikers, of whom
tlio mine has a small quota. The com
panies have been doing this work se
cretly so as to avoid drawing the fire of
The strikers turned back the men
at the Rocket Brook colliery, - in Car
bondale, this morning, but they came
around at noon when the pickets had
dispersed and started the washery
going. Carpenters at Coal Brook and
Northwestern collieries, in Carbondale,
were also turned back this morning.
This activity on the part of the strikers
is the result of a meeting of the strik
ers , when it was determined to make
an effort to stop all work at mines and
washeries in the Carbondale region.
Release of Guam Prisoners.
Washington, July 30.- The war de
partment referred the order containing
the president's amnesty proclamation
hof July i to the navy department, es
pecially inviting attention to the Fili
pino prisoners in Guam. A reply has
been received saying that the garvernor
of Guam will be notified and an army
transport will be seLt to Manila by the
way of Guam and all prisoners who take
the oath of allegiance to the United
States will be teturned to the Philip
Strange Upheaval of the Ground.
' New York, July 31. The town of
Stratford, N. V., now has, according to
a press dispatch irom Little Falls, a
strange upheaval of the ground. Tons
of sod, gravel and etone were tossed in
the air and Ian led on a knoll 12 feet
hiiher than their original place. The
debris cover a r pace 100 feet aqnire,
and is more than six feet deep. It is
believed lightning ignited a vein of
natural gas and caused an underground
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF IMTERE8T FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial happenings ol lm-portance-A
Brief Review of the Growth
and improvements of the Many Industrie
Tlwwaghoiit Our thriving Commonwealth
latest Market Report.
About 50 Indian war veterans of
Southern Oregon held a reunion at
Medford last week.
A postoffice has been established at
Cecil, Morrow county, on the route '
from Douglas to Ella. .
The sand taken out by the dredge on
the lower Columbia has been proven to
be rich enough to more than pay the
expense of handling it.
Benton county's annual school report
shows that the school population of
that county has increased from 2,438 to
2,586 during the part year.
The timbermen of Dallas and vicin
ity have organiised an association for
the purpose of mutual protection and
defense of the timber claims filed on by
them' at Oregon City last week, when a
township was thrown open.
A coal strike that promises to make
no little stir in that section has been
madoTiear Asbestos, in the northern
Dart of Jackson countv. where the
Southern Pacific has been developing a
prospect, ilie vein is six feet wide.
The postoffice at Antone, Wheeler
county, hag been moved one mile to
the southwest. The office at Crov.
Gilliam county, bag been moved six
miles to the southwest, and tha nffi.vt
at Olene, Klamath county, is moved a
short distance to the south.
The annual report of the register of
the Oregon City land district, compris
ing 14 counties, gives the total area of
the land surface at 7,565,250 acres.
Only 698,469 acres of unappropriated
land remain in thedistnct, and 161,190
acres of this is not yet surveyed.
The farmers of the Rock Point neigh
borhood, in the Waldo Hills, have
formed an association for tbe purpose
of pooling their crops. The success of
the grain pools the past two years, by
which they received 4 to 6 cents per
bushel more than those outside the
pool, has given them great confidence
in this plan of disposing of their crops.
A project is on foot to put in a first
class waterworks at Dallas. -
Marion and Umatilla counties repot t
a decrease in the school population.
J. A. Beattie, president of the state
normal school at Weston, has resigned
to accept a position in the East.
Benton county farmers are now cut
ting their fail gown grain. Both the
fall and spring sown wheat will yield
The state fair this year promises to
be oho of the most successful ever held.
Many special features have been se
Tha Frn(-Vi nor lr A ma t-V irV no ti
at'") ituilu vo y
sized at Portland last January, has
been completely repaired and has sailed
from that port with a full cargo.
The annual report of the nublic
fchools of Yamhill county shows a
total school population of 4.775. as
compared with 4,826 a vear ago. The
average attendance also fell off.
Wheat Walla Walla, 6163c for new
crop; 6465c for old; valley, 65c;
bluestem, 6 5 (g 06c.
Barley-$17.75 for old, $16.50 for
Flour Best grades, $3.05(33.60 par
barrel; graham, 2.953.20.
Millstuffs Bran, $1516 per ton;
middlings, (21.50; shorts, $18;
Oats No.l white, $l.l51.20;gray,
Hay Timothy, $12(15; clovar,
$7.50(310; Oregon wild hay, $5(36 per
Potatoes Best Bnrbanks, 75(3 85c
percental; ordinary, 50c per cental ,
growers prices; sweets, $2.25(32.60
per cental ; new potatoes, lc.
Butter Creamery, 20321c; dairy
16 18c; store, 15(3 16c.
Eggs 2021)ic for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12X
(313c;YoungAmerica, 13X314Xc; fac
tory prices, 1(3 lc lees.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.60(3
4.50; bens, $4.00(35.60 per dozen,
HOUMc per pound; springs, 110
HXc per pound, $2.60(310 per doe
en; ducks, $2.60(33.00 per doaen; tur
keys, live, 13(3 14c, dressed, 15(3 16c per
pound; geese, $4.00(35.00 per dozen.
Mutton Gross, 2K(33c per pound;
dressed, 6c per pound.
Hogs Grow, 6Jic; dressed, 77Xc
Veal 7(3 8c per pound.
Beet Gross, cows, 333Xr; steera.
3Mc; dressed, 738e per pound.
Hops 16f317c; caw crop 17(3 18c.
Wool Valley,12X315;Estern Ore
gon, 814Kc: mohaii. !5(326c pound.
Yale university gave degrees to a
class of 650. Plans for a Chinese vol
unteer minion were announced.
A Chicago dispatch says that the Fear
of a bituminous miners' strike is caus
ing coal dealers and railroads to store,
thousands of tons as a reserve supply.
The will of very Rev. E. A. Hoffman.
dean of the general theological semi
nary of New 1 ork,. dispones of an estate
estimated at $12,000,000 to $15,000,-000.