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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT." , -
" VOL. XIV. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 11)03. NO. 35.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
S. F. BLYTHK, Publisher.
1 ermsol subscription ll.iiO a year when paid
The mall arrives from Mt. Hood at 10 o'clock
a. m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; departs tha
ame days at noon.
For Cuenoweth, loaves at 8 a. m. Tuesdays,
.Thursdays and Saturdays: arrives at p. m.
For White Salmon (ttash.) leaves dally at :4S
a. Di.: arrives at 7:15 p. m.
t rom White Salmon leaves for Fnlda, Gilmer,
Tiout Lake and tit tiwood daily at A. M.
For Bingen (Wash.) leaves at 6:46 p.m.; ar
rives at 2 p.m. ,
VAK UKOVK COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
II TEN In). Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridays oi the mouth. Visitor cordially wel
comed. ('. U. Dakim, Counsellor.
Mus. IlKNnr McGl'iaa, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 112, meets in Odd relluvrs' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7 :uo o'clock. c. I.. Copfls, 1'rosldenl.
X)B. H. L. Dpmbu, Secretary.
J J S7, 1. 0. O. F. Meets first and third kon
oajs in each month.
Mr. W. O. AsH.N. G.
Miss Ota Walker, Secretary.
ft AN BY POST, No. 1, G. A. R.-MeetSatA.
j O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Suturiavs
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. K.
jneuibcrs invited to meet with us.
J. W. KitiVY, Commander.
C. 3. Hayks, Adlutant.
CANBY VY. R. C, No. 16-Meets first Satur
day of each month In A. O. U. W. hall at i
. m. Mrs. B. K.Shokmakkr, President.
Mas. 0. L. Stkanahan, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER 1.0 PU I No. 106, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
a h full moon. Wm. M. Yatss, W. M.
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
UOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday night of each month.
K. L, SMITH, H. P.
A.N. Rahm, Secretary.
MOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No.25, O. E. 8.
II Meets second and fourth Tuesday even-
luKS ol each month. Visitors cordially wel
coined. Mrs. Mollis C. Cols, W. M.
Alas. Mur B. Davidson, Secretary.
LETAASSHMni.Y No. KM. United Artisans,
Meets 11 rut and ihird Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social; Arti
sans hall. F. C. Bhosius, m. a.
Mrs. E. A. Barnes, Secretary.
WAL'COMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P.-Meets
lu A. 0. (J. W. hall every Tuesday night.
C. K. Markham, C. C.
W. A. Firkbauqh, K. or R, and S.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, No. 68, A. 0. U. W.
Meets first and third Saturdavs or each
month. Frkd llows, W, M.
K. R. Bradley, Financier.
CHurraa taunt, Ueoorder.
IDI.EWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets iu Fraternal hall every Thursday
Bight. YV. O. Ash, N.G.
J. L. IIindxrson, Secretary.
T100D RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
J 1 niei'is at A. O. U, W. hall on the first aud
third Fridays of each month.
, Walter Gkhkino, Commander.
(IVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40. DEGREE OF
1, HONOR. A. O. V. W.-Meets first aud
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
MRS. K. K. HRATILIT, U. 01 tl.
Mrs. H. J. Frederics, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. YY. A.,
meets iu Odd Fellows' Hall the Aral and
third Wednesdays of each month.
F. L. Davidson, V. C.
E. R. Bradley. Clerk,
"y B. PRESBY,
ittorney-at-Law and U. S. Commissioner.
. GUdendale, Wash.
Makes a specialty of land office work. Final
proofs in timber aud homestead entries made
before 7U in.
JjR. J. W. VOGEL.
Will make regular monthly visits to Hood
River. Residence 963 Sixteenth Street,
Q H. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Bpeciallat on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, M.
Omc inLangille bid. Hood River, Oregon.
JJR. X. T. CARNS.
Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
accessor to Dr. M. F. Bbaw.
Calls promptly answered in town or country,
Dav or Niht.
Telephones: Residence, til ; Office, S3.
Office over Everhart's Grocery.
J r. WATT, M. D.
" Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, 283.
BURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, RO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL,
For 23 vrars a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience in
Itral Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and ageuU fcatisfactloa luaraoleed or
pREDERICK 4 ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Vatimatoa fnrniaried for all kinds nf
work. impairing a specialty. All kinds'
of (hop work, enop on otate e treat,
between Firtt and Second.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Thone Central, or 121.
Office Hour: 10 to 11 A. M.; 1 to 3
and to 7 P. M.
gUTLEB & CO.,
Do general bankinf boatneea.
BOOD RIVER, OREGON.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
l TWO HEMISPHERES. 4
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Mos
Like to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers. ;
Both houses of congress adjourned
out of respect to the late Representative
Fire in the Washoe smelter, at Ana
conda, Mont , resulted in an estimated
damage of $30,000.
James Davis, sheriff of Bingham
county, Idaho, is (aid to be $1,330
short in bis accounts.
Extreme cold weather continues
throughout the Middle West and in
tense suffering is caused to thepoor. -
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THOMAS H. TONGUE, LATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM OREGON.
As a result of a conference between
leaders of the two houses,. congress will
pass a bill suspending the import duty
on coal. "
The plague in Mexico ia becoming
serious, several cases having appeared
in towns other than the ones where it
8rst broke out.
The tax roTls of New York show that
Andrew Carnegie's personal property is
greater than that of any one else. He
is assessed at $5,000,000.
Another scandal has occurred in the
imperial family of Austria by the
Count De Lonyay leaving his wife, the
Princess Stephanie of Belgium.
The body of the late Representative
Tongue was escorted to his old home
it Hillsboro by the family and a con
gressional committee consisting ol Rep
resentatives Moody, ofOreifon: Bishop,
of Michigan; Davidson, of Wisconsin;
Ramtdell, of I-ouisiana, and Bellamy,
of North Carolina.
The government of India will be
called npon to pay-over $5,000,000 for
the expenses of the Delhi pageant.
The president has warned congress
that be will call an extra session un
less it now takes some action on the
The coal famine has become so aente
all through the Eant and Middle ett
that there is a general demand that
something be done.
A would-be assassin, who has been
an inmate of an insane asylum,- fired at
the royal procession in Madrid. When
arrested he declared be souxht to kill
the Duke of Gotomayor and not King
Alfonso. No one wag injured.
The belief is that the missing Alas
kan steamer Dawson City, which sailed
from Nome October 29 fer Seattle, is
safe. It has been learned that Captain
Hansen, who took command the day
the steamer sailed, agreed only to
assume the berth if he wai permitted
to sail out of his rouree and land eig'it
men. It is thought likely that the
Dawson City is fast in the ice some
where out of the regular coarse of the
Cold weather in the Middle West has
added greatly to the suffering rauted
by the lack" of coal.
A dispatch from Moab, Utah, says a
small volcano, 20 miles north of that
place, near the Colorado line, has be
come active. The column of steam can
be seen f Jr miles.
Castro's reply is acceptable to the
Snow in West Virginia Latbloxk
aded all traffic.
THE WORK AT SALEM.
Preliminary Organization Promptly and
Salem, Jan. 13. The senate was
called lo order at exactly 10 o'clock,
A. M. by Senator C. W. Fulton, who
was president of the last ssnate.
Upon motion of Senator Booth, of
Lane, John D. Daly, of Benton, was
was chosen temporary president, with
At 10:15 o'clock Booth, of Lane,
moved that the senate adjourn until
11 o'clock. The motion prevailed and
the temporary president announced
that all Republican members would
meet in caucus upon organization in
the president's office. The Democratic
members went into caucus in the room
assigned to the committee on judiciary.
At 11 o'clock the senate was called to
I order, and the report of the credentials
' committee) received. The report recom
mended the Beating of the hold-over
senators and the members heretofore
declared elected at the last election.
There Deing no contest, the report was
adopted. The Republican caucus not
having agreed, the senate adjourned
until 3 P. M.
At 3 P. M., the Republicans having
agreed upon an organization, the senate
was called to order by temporary Pres
ident Daly, and, on motion of Senators
Fulton, Booth and Mulkey, were ap
pointed a committee to ask the chief
jutice of the supreme court to adminis
ter the oath of office.
. Geo. C. Brownell, of Clackamas
county, w'as chosen president.
On motion of Senator Fulton, the sen
ate adjorned as a token of respect for
the late Congressman Tongue.
In the House.
' Salem, Jan. 13. The house was
called to order at 10:22by A. O. Jen
nings, of Lane county, chief clerk of
the last house.
Whealdon, of Wasco, nominated Em
tnett, of Klamath, for temporary
speaker, who was elected by acclama
tion. Report of the committee on creden
tials was read and on motion of Whit
ney, of Lane, was adopted.
Report of the committee on orgnniza
tion was submitted, and on motion of
Ganlt, of' Washington, was adopted.
L; T. Harris was nominated for
speaker by Edwards, of Lane. The
nomination was seconded by Eddy, of
Tillamook, and Davey, of Marion.
Robbins, of Baker, nominated W. R.
Bilyea, of Linn. - Harris was elected
by 44 votes, all the Republicans voting
for him. ;
' Representative Gault announced the
death of Thomas H. Tongue, congress
men from the First district, and the
house adjourned out of respect to his
Dead Man at Throttle.
Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 14. Pass
engers on an incoming Knoxville &
Ohio railroad train roTle several miles
this afternoon with the hand of a
corpse at the throttle of the engine.
The train left Buckeye on time and ran
through Careyville, the next station.
When Engineer A. C. Young ran
tli rough the latter town, Fireman Matt
lotk knew something as wrong ad
stepped to the engineer's side of the
engine, tie found Young dead, and
immediately stopped the train.
Plan to Reduce Expenses.
Chicago, Jan. 13. General managers
of all the Western roads have just
agreed on plan to effect a great reduc
tion in operating expense, to off et the
' increase in price of all rail cay snpplies
and labor, foe plan is to reduce the
speed of freight trains about 0 per
cent, so that fewer bnt longer trains can
be hauled, thereby reducing the erst of
transportation per ton per mile. There
will be a small saving in wage because
of the redaction in number of trains.
T. Ii. TONGUE DEAD
OREGON REPRESENTATIVE SUCCUMBS
TO HEART FAILURE.
Brought On by Acute Indigestion End
Came Peacefully and Without Pain
His Daughter Bertha and Hia Secre
tary Only Persona with Him Many
Expressions of Sorrow.
Washington, Jan. 12. Reprefenta
tive Thomas II. Tongue, of the First
Oregon congressional district, in the
present e of his daughter Bertha and
his secretary, Miss Ruane, died sud
denly in his room at the Irvington, in
this city, at 12:50 yesterday. afternoon.
A few-minutes before he passed away
he lapsed into1 unconsciousness, and
died without a word, without any
suffering. His son, Thomas II., Jr.,
did not reside with his father, but was
notified of his approaching end, knd
hastened to his fathers bedside, but did
not reach there until after he had
The physicians who were summoned,
and the family physician, Dr. Bovee,
as well as the coroner, agree that death
was due to acute indigestion, wnich
superinduced paralysis of the heart.
Mr. Tongue had been in unusual health,
and except for occasional attacks of
dyfpepiia, to which he hadjwen sub
ject of late years, has not complained
of feeling badly this winter. . He con
sidered he was in better health than
be had been in for two years past, in
fact. Mr. Tongue attended a dinner
Saturday evening and did not retire
until a Jate hour. When he slept late
yesterday morning, contrary to custom,
nothing was thought of it.
At 10 O'clock he received a call from
two Oregon friends, with whom he dis
cussed at length matters of personal
and political character. During the
stay of these gentlemen he re
mained in bed, but rose aud dressed as
they left, and had a light breakfast in
his room. He said at the time that his
appetite was not good, and complained
slightly of dyspepsia. At his request
his daughter, Bertha, brought him a
soda solution, which lie drank, aud re
marked that he thought that would fix
him all right He went through
his morning mail, and then lay down
on the couth to read the papers. His
daughter joked with him slightly about
being sick and too stubborn to have a
doctor, but he insisted that he was not
ill. A few minutes later Mit Bertha
noticed that her father was breathing
heavily and deeply. She became
alarmed and telephoned at once for a
number of physicinnn.
Before either the doctors or bis son
arrived, however,' Representative
Tongue had passed away, having be
come unconscious at the time heavy
breathing set in. In his late moments
of consciousness he suffered nothing
beyond the natural disturbance caused
by an attack of dyspepsia. He had no
consciousness of his true condition as
he lapsed into insensibility. His end
was quiet and peaceful.
Thomas II. Tongue, who had attained
state prominence long before he be
cam a national figure, was born in
England on June 23, 1844. His par
ents were Anthony and Rebecca (Law
son) Tongue, and he was their only
child. He was educated in England
until his 15th year, when his parents
emigrated directly to Washington
county, Oregon, where they located
on a farm several miles north of Hills
boro, where the parents yet reside.
Young Tongue had had fairly good ad
vantages in the English schools and as
soon as he arrived in Hillsboro he
worked incessantly to give himself a
finished education. Attending district
school on the North Tualatin plains
for several years, he finally concluded
to take a collegiate course He began
school at Pacific university under
gieat difficulties, graduating with high
honors in lpG8. Upon leaving the
university he commenced the study of
law under Hon W. D. Hare, and so apt
a scholar was he that he was admitted
to the bar in 1870
He early espoused the principles of
the Republican party, by which party
he was several times honored by nomi
nations to prominent official positions,
serving locally as a member of the
council of Hillsboro, also as mayor of
that city and as a member of the school
board for six consecutive , years In
1888 he was elected to the state senate
and served on the judiciary and other
He wa chairman of the Republican
state convention held at Portland in
1890, and aas a delegate to the national
convention of the party at Minneapolis
in 1892. In 1895 he was a candidate
for United States senator, when Mc
Bride was elected. In 1896 Mr. Tongue
was elected to the Fifty-fifth congress,
defeating Binger Hermann for the
During the aix years that he sat in
congress, Mr. Tongue did great work for
Oregon. He never lost an opportunity
to secure appropriations for the rivers
and harbors and for other purposes.
When the house committee on rivers
and barboiVwaa out here a year ago,
Mr. Tongue accompanied the members
on their trips np and down the Colom
bia, and gave them the necessary in
Admiral Melville Retires.
Washington, Jan. 13. Rear Admiral
George W. Melville, chief of the bureau
of steam engineering, has been placed
on the retired list of the navy, having
reached the aire limit of 62 years.
Special authority by congress has been
invoked to allow Admiral Melville to
continue his service at the head of the
bureau until his commission expires,
August 9, 1903. Admiral Melville was
appointed to the navy from New York
ZERO WEATHER AND NO COAL.
Trainloada Kept on Suburban Sidetracks,
but None tor Sale.
Chicago, Jan. 15. The temperature
in Chicago tonight diopped 24 degrees
in less than two hours, and tonight is
hovering around the zero mark. The
cold wave was preceded by the first
heavy snow storm of the season.
Toward nightfall a brisk northwest
wind sprang np and in the outlying
districts the snow is drifted several feet
There was much suffering among the
poor, but as the worst rases of destitu
tion had been provided for by charita
ble institutions, no deaths were report
ed during the day. The coal situation
remains unchanged, and its causes and
effects on the suffering of humanity
were discussed by a large number of
Chicago pastors during their sermons
The actual search for evidence of
combine of coal dealers for the purpose
of forcing up the price of fuel in the
Chicago market will be undertaken to
morrow morning by the special grand
jury. Twenty-five -coal men, some of
them the beads of wholesale firms and
others chiefs in the councils of corpo
rations operating mines, .have been
summoned to appear before the grand
jury to tell what they know of the
"ring" which it is alleged exists. It
is the intention that no one but coal
men shall I e examined.
Trainloads of coal cars sidetracked
and labeled with placards instructing
the railroad freight crews to bold the
consignments indefinitely have been
discovered, it was said, by the parties
who caused the investigation to be
madrt. It is also asserted that beyond
the city lines on one and probably two
roads, countless tons of coal have been
taken from the cars and heaped up on
either side of the tracks for three
qu trters of a mile. The grand jury
wished to be informed why the coal has
not been brought into tho market and
put on sale, thus relieving tie famine.
Two thousand persons in Chicago are
suffering from ailments directly due
to cold and exposure resulting from the
coal famine, according to the weekly
bulletin of the health department, is
Serious results are alieady Feen in a
heavy increase in the death rate, and
the health departn ent brands the men
responsible for the situation aj guilty
of constructive homicide. . The death
rate last week for children under 5
years old was 19.2 per cent greater than
in the same week of last year, and
among persons over 60 years of age it
was 30.7 per cent greater.
NOW SENATOR HEYBURN.
Idaho Legislature Honors Popular Judge
of That State.
Boise, Idaho, Jan. 14, -Judge W. B.
Hey burn was yesterday elected United
States senator by the two houses in
separate session. He received the vote
of every Republican member, while the
Democratic votes were cast for James
H. Hawley. The vote in the-senate
was: Hey burn 15, Hawley 6; in the
house, Heyburn 35, Hawley 11; total.
Heyburn 50, Hawley 17. The vote
will be canvassed in joint session today.
Stifled by Natural Oas.
Chicago, Jan. 15. A special to the
Tribune from St. Mary's W. Va., says:
Nearly the entire gallery audience at
the Auditorium theater, as well as the
members of the company on the stage,
were overcome by tbe lumes of natural
gas here last night during a perform
ance. Two of the actresses are at the
hotel with only slight chances of re
covery. Many of the spectators in the
balcony and gallery were overcome as
they sat in their seats and had to be
carried outside, where, however, they
soon recovered. The theater is heated
and lighted by natural gas, and an
overflow of unconsumed gas caused the
Cuba Favors Treaty.
Havana, Jan. 15. Domingo Mendez
Capote, president of the senat6 and a
member of the foreign relations com
mittee, has completed his report on the
reciprocity treaty. He has informed
the correspondent of the Associated
Press that his report recommends the
ratification of the treaty in toto -and
without amendment. The report will
be submitted Immediately to tbe full
committee, which is expected to report
to the senate this week. Senor Capote
believes there will not be discussion of
the matter either by the committee or
Santa Fe Ready to Compromise.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 15. The griev
ance committee of the Santa Fe con
ductors and biakemen organizations, in
session here, were today notified by
General Manager Mndge, of the Santa
Fe, that Third Vice President Kendrick
would confer with them regarding an
increase in wages. No action on the
invitation was taken, but K is expected
the conference will be held in Chicagc
some time next week. The men are
holding out for 20 per cent incieaee.
To Work for 1905 Fair.
Boise, Jan. 14. O. L. Mllier arrived
today from Baker City to join C. H.
Mclsaacs in the interests of the Lewis
and Cark exposition. They are meet
ing with every encouragement. There
teems no doubt that an appropriation
will be made, but opinion differ wide
ly as to the amount. Some think $25,
000 all that can be aforded, while oth
ers are willing to make the amount con
Bring Soldier from Philippine.
San Francisco, Jan. 15. The trans
port Logan arrive i here today from the
Philippine with 1.624 discharged sol
dier on board. One-half of tbe sol
dier were dishoronably discharged, and
tbe other, or most of them, were weed
ed oat of the service undesirable.
TAFT WILL REMAIN
YIELDS TO APPEALS OF PEOPLE OF
President Roosevelt Ha Given His Ap
provalInstead of Becoming Supreme
Judge, He Will Remain Indefinitely
In Love With His Work, He Haa Yet
Many Problems to Solve.
Washington, Jan. 15. After mature
consideration it has been decided by
the president that Judge Taft shall re
main in the Philippines as civil gov
ernor. The decision was reached only
after the president had discussed the
Philippine question thoroughly with
Secretary Root and tbe other members
of his cabinet, and with Vice Governor
Luke E. Wright, who has bten in this
country for two months.
For several weeks it has been re
garded as settled that Governor Taft
would return to this country, perhaps
in a few months, to become a justice of
the supreme court of the United States.
President Roosevelt indicated to Gov
ernor Taft in a letter dispatched to the
Philippines more than a month ago,
that he could have the appointment t
the supreme bench if he desired it. It
was the president's purpose to name
General Wright as civil governor of
As soon as it was learned in the
Philippines that Governor Taft was
likely to leave the islands, cabled pro
tests began to pour in upon the presi
dent from prominent Filipinos. Even
yesterday the president was in receipt
of a cablegram from some of the most
important Interests in the islands urging
the retention of Governor Taft as civil
governor. The protests received in no
manner reflected on Vice Governor
Wiight, for whom the people of Manila
and of the inlands generally have the
highest regard, but it was pointed out
to the president that Governor Taft was
ideally equippel for the position of
governor, and that any change at this
time would be disastrous to the best
interests of the archi elago. It was
maintained that Governor Taft's relin
quishment of his post would retard the
development of the islands fully five
Governor Taft is known, as one high
official expressed it, "to be thoroughly
wrapped up in his work in the Philip
pines." His ambition has been to round out
his carder as a justice of the supreme
court of the Unit.d States, but he has
become imDued so entirely with the
spirit of the great work to be accom
plished in the Philippines and is so
perfectly in sympathy with the ideals
of the belter t lasses of the inhabitants
that he hesitated to relinquish his post
at this time, even to accept the distin
guished honor the president offered to
confer upon him. ,
Today, in response to the president's
letter offering him the supreme justice
ship, a cablegram was received from
him suggesting, with a sincere appreci
ation of the tender made to him by the
president, that it might be better for
him, in view of all the circumstances,
to remain where he was. ''After this it
was announced unofficially, but entire
ly authoratively, that Governor Taft
would remain indefinitely as civil gov
ernor of the Philippines.
During the afternoon, subsequent to
the cabinet meeting, Secretary Root
had a long conference with the presi
dent, at which the Philippine situa
tion was canvassed in all its phases.
Many serious problems are yet to solved
with regard to the islands, and the ad
ministration is looking with confidence
to Governor Taft to reach such a solu
tion pf them as will be satisfactory to
the people of this country, to the Fili
pinos and to the world.
TACOMA REACHINQ IT.
Company Organized to Build Railroad
Around Sound to Bremerton.
Tacoma, Jan. 15. An enterprise to
bring Tacoma into railroad comunica
tion with Bremerton was launched to
day by the incorporation by Tacoma
capitalists of a company to build a rail
road from a point 'near Olytnpia,
through Thurston and Mason counties
to Shclton, thence into Kitsap county
to Bremerton. The incorporator are
Andrew J. McCabe, a prominent con
tractor and dealer in railway 'supplies;
Charles A. Murrsy, a well known at
torney, and E. C. McDonald, a capital
ist and large property bolder here, who
owns rich mine in the Klondike.
Tbe company is capitalized at $ 1,000,-
000, with Tacoma as headquarters.
The same parties have incorporated the
McCabe construction company, capital
ized at $500,000.
Nickel Steel on Curve.
New York, Jan. 15. After two years'
experimentation with nickeled rails,
the Pennsylvania railroad has decided
to place them on the heavy curve
through the Allegheny mountains. An
order for 5,000 tons has been given at
cost of $375,000. The nickeled steel
rails cost nearly three times as much
a rail of standard steel. The tests
made bv tbe Pennsylvania show thel
uurauiuiy ui mo unirim isiib iu m
three times that of standard steel.
Proposed New Warship.
Washington, Jan. 15. The naval
apprcpriation bill, which ha been pre
pared by subcommittee of the bouse
committee on naval affair, carries
little less than the amount appropri
ated last Mssion, and authorise the
construction of three large battle ships, I
one cruiser, two steel training ship
and one wooden brig for training pur-1
NEWS OF OREGON
ITEMS OP INTEREST FROM ALL PARTS
OF THE STATE.
Eight New Rural Mail Routes Tax Levy
of Various Counties Astoria School
Remain Closed La Grande Want the
County Seat Big Mine Sales -Dairymen
Meet at Medford.
The Marion nonntv rommlBainnAm'
court has made the annual tax levy on
uie luuz assessment roil, ine levy
amounts to 19 mills, as against 20 mills
last year. This will produce $163,
796.70. The county court haa fixed the tax
lpvy for Benton county for the ensuing
year. It is as. follow: Stato pur
poses, 6)4 mills; county purposes, in
cluding provision for roads, 15 mills;
school, 6 mills; special road, 2 mills;
lotal, 28a mill.
E. A. Spalding and associates, of Ta
coma, who have been interested in
mines of Southern Oregon for some time
past, have purchased the Coffman
placers, in the Forest creek district. "
The consideration of the sale is $ 10,000.
At a special meeting of the Astoria
school board it was decided that it
would be inadvisable to open the city
schools for another week S) as to pre
vent as far as possible the spread of
.carlet fever that is now prevalent in
The Washington county commission
ers court refuted the application of the
county school superintendent and a
numerously signed petition to declare a
tax of 10 cents per pupil for the pur
pose of purchase of school district li
braries. There are about 6,000 pupils
in the county, and the tax" tsked
would have amounted to about $600.
The court declared that districts could
levy the tax at their annual meetings
if they desired the libraries.
La Grande is again agitating - the
question of changing the county seat
from Union to , that city. The Com
mercial club has been circulating pe
titions throughout the county and the
signatures seem to indicate that the
greater number of voters are in favor
of the change. A vigcrous effort wi 1
be made at the present - session of the
legislature to have a measure put
through authorizing a vote 'on the
The records of the "Panhandle" dis
trict, which was cut off from Union
county two years ago and added to Bak
er county, by special act of tbe legisla
ture, have been completed and will be
turned over to the officials of the coun
ty shortly. Mr. McFadyen, who had
the contract of transcribing the records,
devoted almost one year to the labor,
ft required six books of 640 pages to
embody all the records of the district
cut off from Union.
The quartz mines of South Myrtle
creek are rapidly coming to the front.
A recent etiipment of li tons of ore
netted over $700, above allexpense for
mining, shipping and smelting. The
ore was taken from the Little Chieftain
mine. Tbe Continental mine, adjoin
ing, was sold a few days ago by G. W.
Crews to W. B. Stewart for $20,000.
An offer was since made by representa
tives of Eastern capitalists, of $50,000
for tbe Little Chieftain mine, but was
An enthusiastic meeting of tbe
farmers interested in dairying waa held
in Medford last week. Addresses were
delivered by Professor Withycombe, of
the state agricultural experimental sta
tion ; H. E. Lonnsbury and W. K. Cole
man, of the Southern Pacific traffic de
partment, in which the advantages to
be derived from dairy products were
outlined. It was shown that the sta
tistics gathered relative to the number
of productive cows at present in Jack
son county would warrant the extension
of investment by every farmer in the
valley. The meeting adjourned to
January 24, at which date a permanent
organization will be perfected.
Wheat Walla Walla, 70371c; blue-
stem, 80c; valley, 7576c. -
Barley Feed, $23 60 per ton; brew
Flour Best grade, $3.9Q4.40; grab.-
am, $3.2t)3 60.
Millstuffs Bran, $1819 per ton;
middlings, $23 24; shorts, $19.50,
Oats No. 1 white, $1.151.171 ;
gray, $1.12)(31.15 per cental.
Hay Timothy, $1112; clover,
$8(g9 ; cheat, $9(310 per ton.
Potatoes Best Burhanks, 60(3 fiOc per
sack; ordinary, 4050c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $2(3
2.25 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed., 10(3 11c;
young, 10c; hens, ll(illc; turkeys,
live, 13(15c; dressed, 15 6c; ducks,
$7(?7.50 per dozen; geese, $7(5:8.50.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 16(3
17c; Young America, 17(3 ic-,
factory prices, Italic less.
Butter Fancy creamery, 27(330c
per pound; extras, 30c; dairy, 20sS
22Hc; etore, 15 18c.
Egg 2230 per dozen.
Hop Choice. 23(126 per pound.
Wool Valley, 12i(315c; Eastern
Oregon, 8(Stl4tc; mohair, 2628c.
Beef Grots, cows, 3(?3 Vc per
pound; steer, 4(3 4' c; dressed, 7?"e.
Teal 1. H (38 c.
Mutton Gross, 4c per pound;
dressed, 7 He
Lamb Grots, 4c per pound;
Hog Grow, CJa'c per pound;