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"IT'S A COLD DAV WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVEK, OllEGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1J02.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
.. Published Kvery Friday by
I. r, BI.VTUK SUN, Publl.her..
8 F. Blythe. ' E. N. Blythe.
7 emu of subscription 11. SO a year when paid
The mall arrive! from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. ni. Wednesdays and Saturday; departs lh
tame days at noon.
or Chenoweth, leavea at S a. m. Tuesdays,
1 liuredaya and Saturdays: arrives at 6 u. m.
for White Salmon (Vaali.) leavea daily at 8 :43
a. m.; arrive at7:15 p. m.
Jrum White Salmon leaves for Fiilda. Otlmer,
Trout Lake and (ilenwtwd daily at A. M.
For Binfceu (Nash.) leaves at p. in. ; ar
lives at St p. m.
J PKN HO. Meets tie Second and Fourth,
Fridays of the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. C. U. I)KiN, Counsellor.
Mug. Hknrt McGjjikk, Secretary.
OR PER OF WASHINGTON.-Hood River
Union No. 14'.', meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in emiti month,
7:i)u o'clock. C. 1.. coet-LK, president.
Db.JI IH'mbj.e, Secretary;
IAl'KKL HEI1KKAH KKiKKK I.ODGK, No
I 67, 1. O. O. K.-Meets first and third Mon
days In each mouth.
Mrs. V. 0. Ash, K. O.
Miss Ota Walker, Secretary.
riAKBY POST, No. 16, O. A. K.-Mei-ts at A.
J O. U. W. Hall second and fourth SuturJays
of each month at i o'clock p. m. All (.). A. H
members invited to meet with us.
J. W. it iu by, Commander.
0. 1. Hayes, Adlutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 18- Meets first Sat'tr
day of each month in A. O. U. V. hall at i
p.m. sins. B. K.Hhoihakkr, President.
Mrs. 0. L. Bthakahan, Secretary.
flOOD RIVERToDliE No. 106, A. F. and A
Jl M. Heels Saturday eveninu on or before
each full moon. W u. M. Yates, W. M.
C. l. Thoupsoh, Secretary.
001 RIVER OHAPTEll, No. 27, R. A. M.
Mecta third Friday night of each month.
E. L. SMITH, H. I'.
A. N. Rahm, Secretary.
Oil I) K1VKK CHAPTER.
O. E. S..
Meets second and lourtli Tiiesuay even.
Iiks ol each month. Visitors cordially wal.
Coined. Mrs. Moi.i.ik C. :ole, V. M.
Mas. Maby B. Davidson, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103. United Artisans,
Meets tlrst and third Wednesdays, work;
soeoud and fourth Wednesdays social; Arti
sans ball, F. C. 11 ROM in, M. A.
Mrs. K. A. Barnes, Becretary.
WAUCOMA I.OIKiE, No. 31), K. of P.-MoeU
in A. O. U. W. Iiall every Tuesday nicht.
C. E. Markham, C. C.
W. A. Firebauoh, K. of R. and S.
KIVERSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. O. U. W.
Meeu Brat and third Saturdays of each
month. Erkd Howe, W, M.
K. R. Bradley, Financier.
Chester Shu rn, Recorder.
11)1, EWIl.DK LOIMiK, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meeta lu Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. W'. O. Ash, N. U.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT. No. 19, K. O. T. M..
meets at A. O. (J. W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter Uerkino, Commander.
RIVERSIDE LOD0E NO,
HONOR, A. O. U. W.
40. DEGREE OF
-Meets itrst and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
M rs. K. R. Braoi.ey, C. OI II.
Mrs. H. J. Frederick, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. VV. A.,
meeta in Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesday! of each month.
F. L. Davidson, V. C.
X. R. Bradley. Clerk.
y B. PRESBY,
lttorney-at-Law and U. S. Commissioner.
(iddendale, W ash.
Makes a specialty of land office work. Final
proofs In timber and homestead entries made
R. J. V. YOG EL,
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
River. Residence 363 Sixteenth Street,
Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office In Langille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
pR. E. T. CARNS.
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
mveaciAN and surgeon.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls prom ptlf answered in town or country,
Day or Night.
Telephone!: Residence, 81: Office, 81
Office over Evarhart's Grocery.
J F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 283.
SURGEON O. R. AN. CO.
JOHN LF.LAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY H HLIO and RKAU
For JSvears a resident of Oregon and Wash
.inn 'lias had many years eiierieme in
t..i !..!! mutters, as abotractor. seaicher of
titles and aaeuU baliafaction guaranteed or
pREDERJCK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS,
F'.stitnatPi furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
THE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is tho place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies. Nats, Tobacco,
..ICE CREAM PARLORS..
W. B. COLE, Proprietor.
r C. BROSiCS, M. D.
' HIYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phona Cntral, or 121.
nm.-Honra: 10 to 11 A. M.: 1 to '4
and 6 to 7 P. M.
gUTLER 4 CO.,
Do s general bankinf busineia.
JDEATH IN EXPLOSION.
Thirteen Killed and Scores Were Injured
in Chicago Accident.
, Chicago, Dec. 2. With a deafening
report a boiler in Swift & Co.'s plant
exploded shortly after 10 o'clock yes
terday morning. Thirteen lives were
sacrificed, and scores of employes, vis
itors and others were injured. Huge
boilers were sent through the roof of
the boiler house, and hurled hundreds
of feet. Nobody within the boiler
room survived to tell the story of the
accident, and it may never be known
what caused the explosion: A care
ful investigation today, however, con
vinced the experts that the' explosion
was the result of carelessness on the
part of an employe, whose own life
was lost. Five minutes after the ex
plosion nothing of the boiler house but
a pile c twisted iron, bricks and mor
tar remained. Flames sprang from the
ruins, and the spectators realized that
it would be impossible to save the liven
of those who were caught in the wreck.
The explosion was of such force that
adjoining buildings were wrecked, torn
and twisted like toys. Men, women
and boys at work in adjoining depart
ments were hurled through windows to
the ground below. Many of them es
caped with slight bruises, but most of
the victims were hurt to such an ex
tent that it was necessary to remove
them to hospitals. The others were
taken to their homes.
It was soon rumored t. tt from 50 to
00 persons were caught i i the wrecked
building. This report caused great ex
citement, and in response to repeated
calls, a dozen patrol wagons and as
many ambulances were sent from all
parts of the city. Extra calls for fire
engines followed, and soon the names
were being fought from every side.
While the fire was still burning fire.
men and employes of the packing house
began digging in the ruins. Soon the
mangled remains of a man were discov
ered. At the same time other rescuers
were digging with desperation to res
cue several victims who were still
alive. Bodies torn, bruised and man
gled were taken from the ruins and
sent to the morgue. A boy, scalded
from head to foot and bleeding from
cuts and bruises, staggered toward the
office of General Superintendent Yjung.
Ihe boy was Mr. loung s personal
messenger, ilie lad, however, had
een so badly disfigured that Mr. Voung
did not recognize him.
It is not thought that the loss to
Swift & Co. will amount to more than
50,000. The officials of the company
declare that this will cover the damage,
as nearly as they are able to estimate
t the present time. The building in
which the boilers were located was the
only structure to be entirely destroyed,
and it was a small structure, one story
high. The storehouse, which stood
clone to the boiler house, was badly
damaged, a portion of its walls being
torn, but it is only two stories high.
AMERICANS BETTER OFF.
Mosely Compares Their Condition
That of English Workmen.
New York, Dec. 2. Alfred Mosely,
the retired English merchant, who with
a number of workmen has made a six
weeks' tour of this country to study in
dustrial conditions here and in Cana
"Our trip, on the whole, was emin
ently satisfactory. We were all lm-
presfed with the thorough up-to-date
ness of everything we Baw. Another
thing that impressed us was the courte
sy and frankness of American employers
and the pains they were willing to take
to explain the methods in use at their
respective factories and works
All the delegates will report their
impressions to the unions of their re'
pective trades on their return to Eng'
and. Terrenee Flynn, of the tailors
union, nl :
'Counting the extra outlay in rent
and clothes lor food and all else are
htm per the Americtn workman is 25
per cent better off than the workman
in England. On the whole he is far
better cared for in resf ect to good san
itation, general comfort and better
equipment than we are, and on the
whele he lives as long or longer in liar
ness than the English workman. This
'too-old at-50' principle does not pre
vail among the workmen, wherever else
it may be found. We speak from ob
servation. Here pauperism or penury
in old age is almost unknown. The
iccords of the English workhouses
speak for themselves." ,
Explosion on the Texas.
Hampton, Va., Dec. 2. The battle
ship Texas bad a narrow escape from
being blown up yosterdsy afternoon.
She left the Portsmouth navy yard ves
terday morning to the Capes, where
atin practice was held. Two of the
large turret guns exploded, filling the
gun room with glycerine and water, but
the ningiiifi.-ent work of the gunners
saved the vessel from serious damage.
as well as the lives of those on board of
ler. The thin returned to Old Point
this afternoon and a special inspection
board is making an examination.
New Tunnel to Brooklyn.
New York, IVc. 2. Work has bet:.
Inaugurated by the Intcrborotigh rapid
transit company on the extension of lh
underground system to Brooklyn,
through a tunnel underneath the East
river. The opening was made at
Broadway and Ann streets, Manhattan.
When this work shall have been com
pleUd the uh y system will be in
operation, and it will be possible to
ride from Prooklyn to any part of Man
hattan without charge of cart.
Safeblowers' Successful Raid,
Bljomington, 111., Dec. 2. Safe
blowers made a ancressful raid lat
night upon the State bank at Stanford,
a village 10 miles southwest of here,
and f 3,000 was taken. The burglars
PRESIDENT TO CONGRESS
Chief Executive Delivers
AN ABLE DOCUMENT
SPEAKS OUT HIS VIEWS IN FORCE
Favors Revision of Tariff on Some Plan
Which Will Not Disturb the Country
Heartily Commends Action Taken
In Irrigation Matter Alaska Should
Be Qiven Needed Laws.
THE MESSAGE AT A GLANCE.
Build isthmian canal.
i'erfect public land laws. )
I'rotect game on fori a. reserves.
(live Alaska needed legislation.
Create a retary of commerce. ?
Extend free rural mail delivery. Jj
Establish reciimcity with Cuba. (ji
lrrigatiun act should receive attention (i
Organised capital and organized IhIkit (
must work together tor the good of the (
International arbitration should be i.
A general slall'should be at the head ii
ot the army. (i
Filipinos are enjoying greater liberty q.
than ever before. (
Control ot corporations should be in ()
the hands of the government. (i)
Build up navy so as to lie able to treat (.
Monroe doctrine as cardinal feature of t
our foreign milicy. (f
Revise tariil'laws to the extentof bus- (S,
incss ili'iiiHiiiis, but do not jeopardize (:
the workingumn or country iu general.. 5;
All future financial leg-ii-ladon should iij
look to an interchangvable currency, ()
convertible Into gold at the will ot the iV
Washington, Dec. 3. President
Roosevelt's annual address to congress
was read in both houses yesterday.
Following is a synopsis of the docu
To the senate and house of representa
We still continue in a period of un
bounded prosperity. This prosperity
is not the creature of - law, but un
doubtedly the laws under w hiuh we work
have been instrumental in creating the
conditions which made it possible, and
by unwise legislation it would be easy
enough to destroy it. There will un
doubtedly be periods of depression.
The wave will recede, but the tide will
advance. This nation is seated on a
continont flanked by two great oceans.
It is composed of men the descendants
of pioneers, or, in a sense, pioneers
themselves; of men winnowed out
from among the nations of the old
world by the energy, boldness and love
of adventure found in their own eager
hearts. Su;h a nation, so placed, will
surely wrest success from fortune.
In my message to the present con
gress at its hrst session 1 discusesd at
length the question of the regulation of
those big corporations which are poptp
larly known as trusts.
Our aim is not to do away with cor
porations; on the contrary, thee big
aggregations are an inevitable duvel
opment of modern industrialism, and
the effort to destroy them would be
futile unless accomplished in ways that
would work the utmost mischief to the
entire body politic.
I believe that monopolies, unjust
disciiminationB, which prevent or crip'
pie competition, fraudulent overcapp
talization, and other evils in trust or
ganizations and practices which injur
iously affect interstate trade, can be
prevented under the power of cf ngresu
to "regulate commerce with foreign na
tions and among the several states.'
If it prove impossible to enact a law
that will regulate these corporations,
then, assuredly, we should not shrink
from amending the constitution so as
to secure beyond peradventuie the pow
Stability of economic policy must al
ways be the prime economic need of
this country. This stability should
not be totalization. The country has
acquiesced in the wisdom of the pro
tective tariff principle. It is exceed
ingly undesirable that this system
simuia lie aestrovea or tnat tnere
should be violent and radical changes
therein. Our past experience shows
that great prosperity in this country
has always come under a protective
tariff; and thnt the country cannot
prosper under hlful tariff charges at
short intervals. It is niott earnestly
to be wished that we could treat the
tariff from the standpoint solely of onr
business needs. The well being of the
age earner, like the well being of the
tiller of the sou, should be treated as
an essential in shaping our whole
economic policy. There most never be
any change which will jeopardize the
standard of comfort, the standard of
wages of the American wageworker.
One way in which the readjustment
sought can lie reached is by reciprocity
treaties. They can be used towidin
our markets and to give a greater field
fur the activities of our producer.-!, on
the one hand, and on the other hand
to secure in practical shape the lower
ii g of duties when they are no longer
needtd for protection among our own
people or when the minimum of dam
age done may 1 disregarded for the
sake of the maximum of good accomp
ii wouiu oe ooin unwise ami un-
necessary at this time to attempt to
reconstruct oar Dnaoctal system, which
has ueen tne growth ol a century; but
some additional legidation is, I think
desirable. It is suggested that all
future legislation on the subject thocld
be with a view of enconragimi the use
of such instrumentalities as will auto
matically supply svery legitimate de
mtnJ of productive industries and of
commerce, not only in the amount,
but in the character of circulation; and I
of making all kinds of money inter
changeable, and, at the will of the'
holder, convertible into the established I
How to secure fair treatment alike
for labor and capital, how to hold in
check the unscrupulous man, whether
employer or employe, without weak
ening individual initiative, without
hampering and cramping the industrial
development of the country, is a prob
lem fraught with great difficulties and
one which is of the highest importance
to solve on lines of sunity and far-
sighted common sense as well as de
votion to the right. This is an era of
federation and combination.
Organized - capital and oragnized
labor alike should remember that in
the long run the interest of each must
be brought into harmony with the in
terest of the general public; and the
conduct of each must conform to the
fundamental rules of obedience to the
law, of individual freedom and of jus
tice and fair dealing toward all. Each
should lemember that in addition to
power it must strive after the realiza
tion of healthy, lofty and generous
ideals. Every employer," every wage
earner, must be guaranteed his liberty
and his right to do as he likes with his
property or his labor 8) long as he
does not infringe upon the rights of
It is earnestly hoped that the secre
tary of commerce Liay be created, with
a seat in the cabinet. The rapid mul
tiplication- of questions affecting labor
and capital, the growth and complexity
of the organizations through which
both labor and capital now find ex
pression, the steady tendency toward
the employment of capital in huge cor
porations, and the wonderful strides
of this country toward leadership .in
the international business world justify
an urgent demand for the creation of
s ich a position.
I hope soon to submit to the senate a
reciprocity treaty w ith Cuba. On May
20 last the United States kept its prom
ise to the island by formally vacating
Cuban soil and turning Cuba over to
those whom her own people had chosen
as the first officials of the new republic.
Cuba lies at our doors, and whatever
affei ts her for good or for ill affects us
also. So much have our people felt
this that in the Piatt amendment we
definitely took the ground that Cuba
must hereafter have closer relations
with us than with any other power.
As civilization grow s warfare becomes
less and less the normal condition of
foreign relations. The last century has
seen a marked diminution of wars be
tween civilized powers; wars with un
civilized powers are laraely mere mat
ters of international police duty, essen
tial for the welfare of the world.
Whenever possible arbitration or some
similar method should be employed in
leu of war to fettle difficuties between
civilized nations, although as yet the
world has not progressed tutlicinetly to
render it po s'.ble or necessarily desira
ble' to invoke arbitration in every case.
The congress has wisely provided
for building at once an isthmian canal,
if possible at Panama. The attcrney
general retiorts that we can undoubted
ly acquire good title from the French
Panama canal company. The work
should be cirried out as a' continuing
policy without regard to change of ad
mi; i tration; and it should De begun
under circumstances which will make
it a matter of pride for all administra
tions to continue the policy.
Of Porto Kico it is only necesasry to
say ttiat the prosperity of the island
and the wisdom with which it lias been
governed have been such as to make it
serve as an example of all that is best
in n sular administration.
On July 4 last pence and amnesty
were promulgated in the Philippine
islands. Some trouble has since from
time to time threatened with the Mo
hammedan Moros, but with the late
insurrectionary Filipinos the war has
entirely closed. Civil government has
now been introduced. Not only does
each Filipino enjoy such rignts of life,
libirty and the pursuit of happiness as
he has never before known during the
recorded history of the islands, but the
people, taken as a whole, now enjoy
measure of self govern ment greater than
that granted to any other Orientals by
any foreign power, and greater than
that enjoyed by any other Orientals
under their own governments, save
the Japanese alone. Too much praise
cinnot bi given to the army for what
it has done in the Philippines, both in
warfare and from an administrative
standpoint, in preparing the wa? for
civil government; and similat credit
belongs t) the civil authorities for the
way in which they have planted the
seeds of self government in the ground
thus made ready for them.
The army has been reduced to the
minimum allowed by law. It is very
small for the size of the nation, and
most certainly should be kept at the
highest point of efficiency.
A system ol mtneuvenng our army
in bodies of some little size has been
begun and th iuld be steadily continued
Wi boat surh luaneuvf-s it is folly to
exct that m the event of hostilities
with any serious foe even a small army
corps could be handled with advantage.
Our officers and enlisted men are
such that we can heartily take pride in
them, but they must be thoroughly
trained, both as individuals and in the
uia-s. in l lie circumstances ol modern
arlte the man most at far mor on
; Lh own ii.diviJual responsibility than
lever before, and the high individual
I efficiency of the unit is of the otmoj
I urgently call your attention to the
neel of passing a bill providing tor a
ttneral staff and tor th reorganization
ofthetnpply depart menu on the lines
of the bill proposed by the secretary of
war last year.
For the first time in our history
maneuvers on a lager scale are being
held under the Immediate command of
the admiral of the navy. Constantly
increasing attention is being paid to the
gunnery of the navy, but it is yet far
from what it should be.
There should be no halt in the work
of building up the navy, providing
every year additional fighting craft.
We have deliberately made our own
certain foreign policies which demand
the possession of a first" class navy.
The isthmian canal will greatly in
crease the efficiency of cur navy if the
navy is of sufficient size; but if we have
an inadequate navy, then the building
of the canal would be merely giving a
hostage to any other power of superior
strength. The Monroe doctrine should
ba treated as the cardinal feature of
American foreign policy; but it would
be worse than idle to assert it unless
we intended to back it up, and it can
lie backed tip only by a thoroughly good
The striking increase in the revenues
of the poetoffke department shows
clearly the prosperity of our people and
the increasing activity of the business
of the country.
Rural free delivery service is no
longer in the experimental stage; it has
become a fixed policy. Th) results fol
lowing its introduction have ful'y justi
fied the congress in the large appropria
tions made for its establishment and
Few 6objects of greater import
ance have been taken up hy the con
gress in recent years than the inaugu
ration of the system of nationally aided
irrigation for the arid regions of the
far west. A good beginning therein
has been made. Now that this policy
of national irrigation has been adopted,
the need of thorough and scientific for
est protection will grow more rapidly
than ever throughout the public land
Legislation should be provided for
tiie protection of the game, and wild
creatures generally, on the forest re
serves. The senseless slaughter of
game should be stopped at once. It is,
for instance, a serious count against
our national good sense to permit the
present practice of butchering off such
a stately and beautiful creature as the
elk for its antlers or tusks.
So far as they are available for agri-
cu'ture, and to whatever extent they
may be reclaimed under the national
irrigation law, the remaining public
lands should be held rigidly for the
homebuilder, the settler who lives on
his land, and for no one else, In their
actual use, the desert land law, the
tim ner and stone law, and the com
mutation clause of the homestead law
have been so perverted from the inten
tion with which they were enacted as
to permit the acquisition of large areas
of the public domain for other than
actual settlers and the consequent pre
vention of settlement. Moreover, the
approaching exhaustion of the public
ranges has of late led to much discus
sion as to tne best manner of using
these public lands in the west which
are suitable chiefly or only for grazing.
In view of the capital importance of
these matters, it might be well for a
commission of experts to investigate
and report upon the complicated ques
I especially urge upon the congress
the need of wise legislation for Alaska.
It is not to our credit as a nation that
Alaska, which has been ours for 35
years, should still have as poor a sys
tem of laws as is the case. It is a ter
ritory of great size and varied re
sources, well fitted to support a large,
permanent population. Alaska needs
a good land law and such provisions for
homesteads and pre-emptions as will
encourage permanent settlement. We
should chape legislation .with a view
not to the exploiting and abandoning of
the territory, but to the building np of
homes therein. The forests should be
protected, and, as a secondary, but still
important matter, the game also. Laws
should be enacted to protect the Alas
kan salmon fisheries against the greed
which would destroy them. It would
be well 'if a congressional committee
could visit Alaska and investigate its
needs on the ground.
White House Dec. 2, 1902.
MITCHELL WANTS COAST DEFENSE.
la Busy Getting Official Endorsement for
Washington, Dec. 3. Senator Mitch
ell has been busy throughout the past
week collecting recommendations from
the secretary of war and other officials,
touching upon needed legislation for
the coast defense of the country. As
hairman of the committee on coast
defenses, the senator proposes to advo
cate the passage in the short session of
such legislation as is urgently de
In years past, the duties of the com
mittee on coast defenses have been
cared for by the committee on military
affairs. The growing importance of
the coast defenses and their present
inefficient equipment has appealed to
the senator. He is particularly anx
ious that some legislation be enacted
which will permit the complete fortifi
cation of the month ol the Columbia
river, but says most of the harbors are
yet inadequately protected'.
Found Desperadoes Unexpectedly.
Denver, Dec. S.- A special to Use
News from Lamar, Colo., says that
while pursuing three men suspected of
having held tip and robbed the post
master at Carleton, near here, Sheriff
Frank M. Tate and Deputy J. H.
Frisbie came suddenly npon the men
rnramned this Btornins. The latter
opened file npon the officers, wounding
Tate in the arm. Frisbie's horse was
shot from under him. The three
men escaped. As seen as the sffair
became known, a large band of cow
boys, heavily armed, took the trail.
NEWS OF OREGON
ITFMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS
OF THE STATE. -
Prosperous Southern Oregon Mine Real
Estate Transfers In Marion County In
creasingAged Man 56 Hours With
out Food or Shelter Benton County
Hog Discovered with Jaundice.
A case of jaundice Lrs been found in
a hog killed by a Benton county farmer.
Pendleton commenced free city mail
delivery December 1. There are four
carriers and three deliveries of mail a
day will be made.
Much local interest is being mani
Wed in the city elections throughout
the state, which occur from December
1 to April 1. Several cities have three
tickets in the field.
Hosea Stokes, aged 78 years, became
lost in the woods at Looking Glass,
Southern Oregon, where he resides,
and when fouud had been 56 hours
without food or shelter.
Mrs. Bride Sinnott, widow of the late
N. Ii. Sinnott, died at her home in The
Dalles Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Sinnott
was one of the most widely known
pioneer residents of that section of the
Prospects are very encouraging in the
gold mining district in the Santiam
country. Considerable development
work is being done and new machinery
installed. A smelter will be shipped
in early next summer.
The real estate transfers in Marion
county during the past week amounted
to over 52,000, which is the largest
for a similar period in many years.
Activity in real estate has beensteadily
increasing for over two years and there
is every indication that it will gain in
intensity during the next two years.
While there is some movement in city
property, the transfers are principally
of farm property.
The Greenback mine, on Grave creek,
Southern Oregon, has a new 20-ttamp
mill completed and ready to begin a
much larger business that it has been
able to do in the past. Over 50 tons ( f
ore will be crushed daily. Nearly 300
people are supported by the Greenback
mine, the houses of which have made a
thriving little town with a store, hall
and schoolhousa. The town is known
as Greenback and has recently been
made a postoffice.
The postoffice at Pokeama, Klamath
oounty, has been discontinued.
The building boom, which has been
in progress at Weston for several weexs,
shows no signs of abatement.
The citizens of Helix will hold an
election December 10 to vote on the
proposition of incorporating the town.
But very little of the 1903 wheat
crop in the big Umatilla belt will be
fall wheat, the rain proving so heavy
that all seeding has been stopped.
Dr. Lockenby, of Union, tins discov
ered a process whereby he can take
photographs in which all natural colors
ar reproduced. He will not keep the
discovery a secret, but will give it to
The soldier who was arrested at Fort
Stevens for setting the numerous lecent
fires has escaped from the officers and
no trace of him can be found. He con
fessed to having started the fires as ac
cused. The second term at the state normal
school at Monmouth shows a marked
increase in interest and attendance.
One noticeable feature is the unusually
large number of young men, some 190
being enrolled at present.
The sugar beet crop this year in the
neighborhood of La Grande was excep
tionally good and more beets were
turned into the factory than evei be
fore. The amount received is 17,500
tons, which yielded 4,600,000 pounds
of refined sugar.
Wheat Walia Walla, 7172c; blue
stem 79580c; valley, 74c.
Barley Feed, $23.50 per ton; brew
Flour Best grade, 3.60(33.93; grah
Millstuffs Bran, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, $23.50; shorts, $19.50;
Oats-No. 1 white, $1.151.17X;
gray, $1.12K1.15 per cental
Hay Timothy, $10011; clover,
$9.00; cheat, $8(39 per ton
Potatoes Best Bur banks, 60(2 80c
per sack; ordinary, 60(55c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $1.75(3
$2 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00(3
4.25 ; per pound, 10c; hens, $44.50 per
docent per pound, 10; springs, $3.00
(3.50 per doren; fryers, 12.50(33.00;
broilers, $2.00(21.50; docks, $8,003
6.00 per doien; turkeys, live, 13c,
dressed, 15c; geese, f 6.0086.60.
Cheese Foil cream, twins, 15(3
16'c; Young America, 15XQ17X
factory nrices. HSIKc less.
Hotter Fancy creamery, 80332Xe
ner pound; extras, 30c; dairy. 20
22)ic; store, 15(318.
Eggs 25(3 30e per dozen.
Hops New crop, 33(3 26e P' pound
Wool Valley. II 15c; Eastern
Oregon, 8314,Se; mohair, 26828c
Beef Gross, cows, 3(3He per
pound; steers, 4c; dressed, 6(3 7c
Mutton Groaa, Sc per pound;
Lamba Gross, SXe par
636 Jic par pound;
draeaed, 70 7 Xe.
FIFTY-SEVENTH SESSION IS CONVENED
AMID BRILLIANT SCENES.
Adjournment Taken Immediately Out of
Respect to Deceased Membera Visit
ors' Gullerics Crowded and Hundreds
Were Unable to Gain Admission The
Usual Flower Display.
Washington, Dec. 2. The second
session of the Fifty-seventh congress
convened at noon yesterday. Long be
fore tiie gavels fell in the two houses
large crowds thronged about the doors
of the visitors' galleries, seeking ad
mittance. A bright, sunny day
brought out many women, who were
conspicuous among the visitors. As
the hour for the opening approached
the crowds about the doors increased,
but many were necessarily disappoint
ed, as the space allotted to outsiders
was claimed early. There were many
Opening of the Senate.
Washington, Dec. 2. The senate
was in session 12 minutes yesterday.
the first day of the session, an adjourn
ment until today being taken out oi
respect to the memory ol Senator Mc
Millan, who died during the recess.
Rarely has the historic chamber pre
sented such an appearance. The cus
tom ot placing flowers on the desks of
senators on the opening day of a ses
sion is one w hich has long been fol
lowed, but the display today was ad
mittedly the mot magnificent of any
that has yet been seen. Many of the
senators were early on the floor and
kept busy exchanging greetings with
old acquaintances. The galleries were
packed to suffocation, and hundreds
stood outside the corridors enxious to
gain admission. Among the interested
spectators were several members of the
diplomatic corps. Senor Quesada, the
Cuban minister, occupied a conspicuous
place and exhibited much interest in
the proceedings. The absence of Rev.
Dr. Milburn, the blind chaplain, was
particularly noticed. His place was
taken by Rev. J. F. Prettyman, of
No business was transacted beyond
passing the customary resolutions that
the senate was ready to proceed to bus
iness and fixing the hour of convenin
the sessions at 11 o'clock.
Gay Gathering In the House.
Washington, Dec. 2. The opening of
the Fifty-seventh congress in the house
was, as usual , a spectacular event. The
galleries of the freshly decorated hall
were packed to the doors with people
prominent in society and political cir
cles, and the flower show on the floor,
although not as elaborate as usual,
filled the chamber with perfume and
added gi ace and beauty to the scene.
The members were good natured and
jovial, and there was no outcropping of
partisan feeling. Speaker Henderson
received a cordial reception as he as
sumed the gavel, but beyond this there
was no demonstration. The proceed
ings were purely perfunctory. A pray
er, the calling of the roll, the swearing
in of members elected to fill vacancies
created by death or resignation during
the recess, the adoption of the custom
ary resolutions to appoint a committee
to wait upon the president, to inform
the senate that the house was ready to
transact business and to fix the daily
hour of meeting, summarizes what was
Then the death of the late Repre
sentative Russell, of Connecticut.
which occurred in the early fall, was
announced by his successor, Mr. Bran
degee, the usual resolution of regret
was adopted, and the house, as a fur
ther mark of respect, adjourned until
today, when the president's message
will be received. The session lasted
less than one hour.
RUSSIA MUST PAY.
United States Wins Sealing Arblt.atlon-
Over $100,000 Will Be Received.
The Hague, Dec. 3. Professor Asser,
the Dutch jurist, who has been arbitrat
ing the claims of American sealers for
the seizure of their vessels by the Rus
sian government, about 10 years ago,
has delivered his award in favor of the
United States. He appraises the dam
ages in the case of the American
schooner C. II. White at $32,-144 ; in the
case of the James Hamilton Lewis at
$28,528; the kate and Anna at $10,-
48H, and the Cape Horn Pigeon at $38,
750. Professor Asser delivered his judg
ment in the arbitration court in the
presence of the representatives of the
United States and of Russia and others,'
including the foreign minister of the
Netherlands, Dr. Van Lyndena. In
giving his reason for the award, Pro
fessor Asser held that the schooner
White was seized outside Russian terri
torial waters, and that the Russian con
tention that a warship of one nation
was entitled to pursue beyond the boun
daries of its territorial seas a ship of
another nation guilty of illegal action
within those waters was untenable.
The arbitrator declared that the juris
diction of a slate could not attend be
yond its territorial waters except by
Pensions for Railroad Employes.
Portland, Dec. 3. The O. R. A N.
Co. will inaugurate a pension system
at the beginning of the new year for
the benefit of its employes. The
Southern Pacific will also put the
new system into effect at the same
time. It is a move that includes all
the Harriman lines. The details of
the plans will be announced some time
I this n.ontn. It is somewhat like the
' plans that are in ePect on n any of the
large Eastern roads.
HOOD RIVES. OREGON,