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'IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD EIVEE, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1903.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
I wiucd every Thursday bjr
S. F. BLVTHB A SON, Publishers.
8. F. 13V:ZHb. E. N. BLYTHE.
Terms of subscription I1.M a year when paid
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF HAILS.
The nrstofflce is onen dallv between 8 - m.
d B p. in, ; Sunday rnm 12 to 1 o'clock. Mailt
f r the Kant close at 11:30 a. m. anil p. m: for
the Wett at 7:10 a. m. and l:4up.m. Mail leaves
The carriers on R. F. 1). route No. 1 and No.
2 leave the postotllee at 12:H0 daily.
For Mt. Hood, daily at 12:30 p. m.; amvei,
10::m a. m.
Kor (rienoweth. Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays aid Saturdays; arrives same
aays ai o p. m.
For Underwood, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives same
aays at o p. m.
. Fur .White Salmon, Wash., daily at 2:45 p, m.;
arrives at u a. m.
For Hood River daily at 9 a. m.; arrives at
For Husum, Trout Lake and Ouler, Wash.,
daily at 7:30 a. m.; arrives at 12 m.
For tilenwood, Gilmer and Fulda, Wash.,
dailv at 7:H0 a. m.: arrives at 5 r. m.
For rinelliit and Hnowden, Wash., at 11:30
a. m. Tuesdays and Halurdays; arrives same
aays, iu:au a. m.
For Bin en, Wash., daily at 4:46 p. ra.j ar
rives at 8:46 a. m.
flOURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, FORESTERS OF
A MKKICA Meets second and Fourth Mon
days in each month in K. ol P. hall.
II. J. Fkedkhick, C. R.
B. F. Foots, Financial Secretary.
AK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
U FEN HO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridavs ol the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U. Bbohius, Counsellor.
Miss N'illik Clark, Secretary.
0-RDER 6Vvi ' AHINOTON. - Hood River
Union No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7 :BU o'clock. E. L. Rood, President.
C. U. Dakim, Secretary.
JAUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
J 87, 1. O. O. F.-Meets first and third Fri
ays in each month.
Miss Edith Moons, N. 0.
L. E. Mokri, Secretary.
SANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. R.-MeetsatA.
O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays
each month at 2 o'clock p. in, All U. A. R.
members invited to meet with us.
W. H. Perry, Commander.
T. J. Cunnino, Adjutant.
pANBY W. R. ('., No. 16 Meets second and
ly fourth Saturdays of each month In A. O, U.
W. hall at 2 p. in. M us. Fannie Bailey, Pres.
(Mrs. T. J. Canning, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or "before
each full moon. Wm. M. Yates, W. M.
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday niidit of each month.
G. R. Castner, H. P.
A. B. Blowers, Secretary.
II OOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. 8. 8.
11 Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
ings of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Mrs. May Yates, W. M.
Mrs. Maiy B. Davidson, Secretary.
0LETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisans,
Meets first and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social; Arti
sans bail. F. C. Brosius, M. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 30, K. of P.-Meets
in K. of P. ball every Tuesday night.
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
C. E. Hemhan, K. of R. & a
If IVERsfliE LODGE. No. 68, A. O. U. W.
Ji Meets first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
Chester Shuts, Recorder.
1DLEW1LDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meets iu Fraternal hall every Thursday
Bight. Geo. W. THOMPSON, N. O.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
OOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. 0. T. M..
meets at A. O. (J. W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter uirkino, Commander.
0. E. Williams, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OK
HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets first and
third (Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, C. of H.
Miss Annie Smith, Recorder.
OOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
1. H. Rees, V. C.
C. U. Dakin, Clerk.
VDEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
yt Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
days of each month. W. 0. Ash, C. P.
J. L. Henderson, Scribe.
Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Ollice over Bank Bldg. Hcod River, Oregon
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
LI L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered in town or country,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 613.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
I. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 281
SURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
OHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATt6rNEY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY public; ana kiai.
E STATIC AGENT.
For IS years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington, lias had many years experience la
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed or
pREDERICK A ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Ketimatet furnished for all kinds ol
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street!
between First and Second.
Abstract Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" THYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 12L
OfF.ee Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.; J to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
ro a general banking business.
HOOD RIVER. OREGON,
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happealacs of the Put Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
The umpire in the Venezuelan arbi
tration case has decided that that coun
try has no right to collect local taxes
l liina is said to have negotiated a
secret treaty with Russia by which the
latter is practically conceded Alan
churia. ., ;- , ........
By the president and his cabinet the
Alaskan boundary decision is regarded
as the greatest diplomatic success for a
Mrs. Carrie Nation attended one of
Dowie's meetings and when she insist
ed on asking questions "Elijah" had
his guards eject her.
Canada is very bitter toward Eng
land over the result in the Alaskan
boundary case and relations may never
again be as friendly as formerly.
The transport Tjraht, converted to a
sea dredge, will be at the mouth of the
Columbia early next month. iue
name has been changed to Chinook to
avoid confusion with the revenue cutter
Russo-Japanese negotiations are again
at a standstill.
The sultan of Turkey has refuted to
receive the Austro-Russian note urging
reforms in the Balkans.
The estimate of the Pueet sound navy
yard commandant haa been cut from
12,955,000 to 1340,966.
Albert E. Bell, the daring: mailpouch
robber and forger, eluded his guards
and escaped after being taken from
Denver to Philadelphia.
Harriman will not spend any more
money improving his railroads after
this year, but will cut down expenses
as much as possible.
TiiiU7ta nla aoAA Now York tiawHD&Der
man 01 Mirtv Mopr " noma clercvmen
aa "tnanA HnfMI " ifl tTftnAral 111 hlfl fibUBG
aa uiviii v"'ft-' r
and is hissed by those attending the
tv (if thevAlaakan bound-
i - - - -. t
orv rwimmiairinnetaa have affixed their
signatures to the treaty conceding" all
but one point to America. The two
Canadian commissioners refused to affix
their signatures and left the room
while the others were signing.
The iurv in the Miller-Johns postal
fraud case was unable to agree and was
Aberdeen citizens will at once rebuild
their burned town in a much more sub
ViftMii Tfjilian laborers were killed
and 40 injured in a collision of trains
near Trenton, K. J.
RnnaAvp.lt hag ordered withdrawals of
land along Aalakan streams with the
idea of establishing salmon hatcheries.
Th TVvu-iitA meetings in New York
are greatly disturbed by the curious.
'E i ahll" scores them collectively
ThA mn department rather than be
hold nn Viv a landowner, will strike out
estimates for the enlargement of the
Puget Sound navy yara. .
General Funston. in his annual re
port on. department of Columbia
affairs, recommends that Fort Walla
Walla be abandoned. He says the pay
of the private is too small.
The Russian squadron has returned
to Port Arthur.
Mnra alarmial reports are being sent
out concerning the Russo-Japanese sit
uation. Ttar rtilntn. after soendinn a day in
taking soundings, find there is 19 feet
of water on the Columbia bar at low
l,Kn AloYarwVr Dowie and 3.000 of
hla fnlinwara have reached New York
where they intend to convert the unbe
Congressman Jones, of Washington,
ill follow the wish ofihis constituency
and vote for Cuban reciprocity, al
though opposing it.
Convicts Wood and Murphy, who
;th MViora Aaraned from Folsom. Cel..
penitentiary and were recaptured bsre
been held to answer to me cnarge oi
Ran a tar ttanriborouBh. of North Da
kota, will introduce a bill for the sale
of timber land at auction, and requir
ing final proof before desert entries can
The entire Philippine exhibit is now
at St. Louie. There were 60 carloads
Aft Vwinir otit 20 hours the jury in
the Tillman case returned a verdict of
Uamv.ii mtwla have won another
victory, and the position of the sultan
U becoming desperate.
tv. ini.Nitt. wimmrfs commission
has granted several railroads more time
for compliance Tim we aieiy-nu
1 11C BUi VU w -
Turkish participation in the St. Louii
1UV MIUU J. -
State. Reduction dt Refining company
at tjOioraoo Vity resunieu uito.uuu.,
after aa wieneee oi six wwu w .
L05T OFF BLANCO.
Steamer South Portland Ooes Down ) a
Marshfield, Oct. 21. The steamer
9outh Portland, which sailed from
Portland, last Sunday, loaded with
grain for San Francisco, struck on
Blanco reef last evening at 5 o'clock
during a heavy fog. The vessel carried
a crew of 25 and 14 passengers.
Eighteen persons are yet missing
and are probably lost.
The South Portland struck bow on
going at a speed of about seven knots
As soon as she struck she began to set
tle astern and in a minute or two slid
off the reef and began to sink.
Captain Mclntyre, seeing that there
was no hope of saving the ship, ordered
the boats lowered. . , . ..
One of the boats that got away from
the ship's side, loaded with part of the
crew and some of the passengers, was
capsized as she cleared the ship's side
and when last seen was floating away in
the fog without a living soul aboard.
The captain s boat with about 18
aboard, succeeded in clearing, but was
also capsized and only seven were able
to get back to the boat.
There is another raft out yet that
has not been sighted. On this raft are
seven persons. It is almost certain
that the loss of life will figure about 11
all told, providing those on the second
raft are rescued, but the cool, chilly
nights and the exposure they have to
endure make it almost certain that
some of the weaker ones will perish be
It is positively asserted that only six
more of the lives on the wrecked South
Portland can be saved, as all the others
have perished in a watery ..grave.
These six were last seen" clinging to a
raft constructed of the steamer's
hatches and were being carried in a
southerly direction by the current.
The only hope for their recovery is
that the wind will drive them shore
ward, where they can be seen and res
IN EXTRA SESSION.
President Call Congress to Meet No
Washington, Oct. 22. The president
today issued the following prcokina
"Whereas, By a resolution of the
senate March 19, 1903, the approval of
congress of the reciprocal commercial
convention between the United States
and the republic of Cuba, signed at
Havana on December 11, 1902, is nec
essary before the said convention shall
take effect, and,
"Whereas, It is important to the
public interests of the United States
that the said convention shall become
operative as early as may lie possible.
"Therefore, I, llieodore ltoosevelt,
president of the United States of Amer
ica, by virtue of the power vested in
me by the constitution do herbey pro
claim and declare that an extraordinary
occasion requires the convening of both
houses of the congress of the United
States at their respective chambers in
the city of Washington 6n the 9th day
of Novemlier next at 12 o'clock noon,
to the end that they may consider and
leterniine whether the approval of the
congress shall be given to the said con
evntion. "All presons entitled to act as mein-
liers of the 58th congress are requested
to take notice of this proclaamiton.
'Given under my hand and seal of
the United States at Washington, the
20th day of October, in the year of our
Lord, one thousand nine hundred and
three, and of the independence of the
United Staets the one hundred and
"TIIEOIXJKE KUUSE r.LT.
"By the President: John Hay, Secy."
INDIQNANT AT AMERICA.
Russia Don't Like the Openlof of the
Port of Mukden.
New York, Oct. 22. The Russians
are very indignant with the United
States government for concluding a
treaty for opening Mukden to the com
merce of the world, cables the Chee
Foo correspondent of the Herald. They
say, he assert, that the St. Petersburg
government will protest and maintain
that the opening of this new treaty port
will never take place.
The Port Arthur newspaper Novoe
Krai has published a strongly worded
article on this subject. It declares
that the treaty is proof of the aggress
ive nature of the policy of the United
States. This policy, the paper de
clares, infringes the rights of Russia
founded on her construction ol the
Manchurian railway and the concession
by China to Rusisa of the sole commer
cial exploitation of Manchuria.
Rio Oraade Pays Well.
TVnver. Oct. 22. The annual meet
ing of the stockholders of the Denver A
Rio Grande railroad company was held
here today, at which were represented
78.3 per cent ot the total issue oi wie
r-nnitnl stock of the company. All the
directors were re-iecicu wuu me ex
ception of Charles O. Warner, of St.
Louis, who retires from the hoara liy
re&wm of impaired health. The gross
earnings of the year were $17,304,559,
and the net earnings were fe,b4,(U'J.
Usable to Blow Opca Vault.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 22". Roblr
blew oien the bank at Pleasantdale,
Neb., near here, at an early hour to
day, completely wrecking the building
anil shattering the vault, but were evi
dently frightened away before they
could secure the money. The vault
contained 130,000, and with a little
more work it would have been easy to
secure the entire amount. A popse is
pursuing the robliera.
WAITING ON JAPAN
RUSSIA FEARS NO OTHER NATION
Czar's Fleet Hat Left Port Arthur-Destination
Is Unknown, but Several
Ship are Probably Cruising Off the
Coast of Corea Japanese Fleet Has
Returned to Japan.
Pekin, Oct. 21. Like other cities in
the far east, Pekin Is perplexed by the
reports from the various points of
events portending a Russo-Japanese
war. Most ot ineae reports on investi
gation prove to M unfounded. The
opinion prevails here that Russia pro
poses to hold all k'ie has gained in
Manchuria, and refrain for the present
from further advances into Corea. It
is also believed that Russia is convinced
that no nation, except Japan, thinks of
contesting her position, and, having
assembled a fleet and army which she
considers strong enough to repel any
Japanese auacx, sue is awamng uevei
opments in Japan's policy.
The majority of the Kussian slaps
have left Fort Arthur since the man
euvcrs for an unknown destination, but
it is supposed that some of them are
cruising on the shores of Corea, watch
tng Ma-San-Pho and other pprU.
The Japanese ships whose presence
at Ma-San-I'ho caused the report that
Japan had- occupied that port have
sailed, probably in thedirection of
HURLED TO DEATH.
Qreat Crane Olves Way and Twelve Men
Pittsburg, Oct. 21. By the breaking
of the ropes carrying five beams to their
position, letting many tons of iron fall
upon the movable crane at the Pitts
burg end of thenew s.Wabash railroad
bridge being built ; by the American
Bridge company over the Monongahela
river, almost a dozen workmen were
hurled to death by a fall of more than
100 feet, striking the water and two
barges beneath. Ten of the dead have
been recovered. Five men were ser
iously injured. Several bodies are yet
buried in the wreckage. The part of
the bridge extending out over the river
from the W ater street side is a total
The accident was caused 'by the giv
ing away of a two-inch steel cable
which was used as one of the guys to
support the big crane. This cable was
tested to bear astrain of 100 tons, and
it is said it did not break, but pulled
loose from its fastenings. Therewere
34 men at work on the bridge and on
the barge below, from which the beams
were being hoisted by the crane, 175
feet above the river level, when the
booms collapsed. wtim
BRIDQB DRAW QIVBS WAY.
Tram Crossing the Potomac Haa a Nar
AVashington, Oct. 21. The Chesa
peake & Ohio passenger train which
left here at 11:20 o'clock tonight for
Cincinnati, met with a serious acci
dent on the long bridge which spans
the Potomac river and connects with
the Virginia shore. About one-third
of a mile from the Washintgon end of
the bridge is a draw 150 feet in length.
Tonight as the train was passing over
this draw the northern half of it gave
way and precipitated the tender and a
dead baggage car immediately follow
ing it into the water. A huge girder
which formed part of the draw fortu
nately jammed up against the mail car,
following the dead baggage car and
helped to keep it and the remaining
cars of the train from going into the
No one was killed but fireman John
Woods, of Charlotte, N. C, recevied a
severe gash in the face. The remain
ing cars of the train were sent back to
the Pennsylvania railroad station in
Nearly all the cars on the train had
come through from New York, includ
ing the combination car, the day coach
and the two sleepers. The accident de
layed travel for some time.
Hot After Mine Owners.
Washington, Oct. 21. Evidence has
been collected by the bureau of immi
gration, department of commerce and
labor, of a systematic and extensive
violation of the contract labor law.
Commissioner-General Sargent has sub
mitted the evidence to the department
of justice and haa requested the attor
ney-general to institute proceedings
aeainst the alleged violators ot the law
The case in hand involves hundreds of
men, many of whom already are in this
country. Others are en route to the
To Ale late Macedonia Distress.
rnntntinoi)le. Oct. 21. The coun
cil of ministers has decided to grant
50,000 pounds, Turkish, to rebuild vil
l.up ami alleviate the distress in Mac
edonia. In an audience held with the
nrman ambassador to. Turkey. Baron
on Bierstein, the sultan said the pres
ent rebellion was almost entirely
suppressed, and that the Turkish
troops were today meeting with op
position only in the Pjumbala dis
Battleship Maine Hakes flood Speed.
Washington, Oct. 21. The navy de
partment today received a telegram
from Captain Lautree, commanding the
battleship Maine, dated ban Juan.stat
ins that the Maine made the run from
Corritcuk, off the Virginia coast, to
cape San Juan Light in 1 9 hours, an
average speed of 15.5 knots. The cab
lee ram added that the speed for 50 con
secutive hours waa io.i Knots.
QREAT ARMY IN CAMP. '
Regulars and Militia Assemble at Fort
1 Riley, Kansas.
Fort Riley, Kan., Oct. 21. The lat
est military camp ever formed in this
country in time of peace is now located
nere on the government reservation.
About 12,000 men are here. The man
euvers will commence, in full strength
tomorow and continue for a fortnight.
lhe militia bodies now in camp and
to be here by tomorrow mornine are
the Missouri I'rnviainnnr-TvoimAnt h
Texas Provisional reeimeut. the Sec
ond Nebraska, thn Fiftv.rtftk r,.a,
Batteries A and B, Kanass artillery.
The regular troops comprise the
Sixth, Second, Twelfth and Twenty-
first infantry regiments, eight squad
rons each of the Fourth, Eighth and
Tenth cavalry regiments, a batallion of
engineers under Major Leach, and the
Sixth, Seventh, Nineteenth, Twentieth,
tv-ninth batteriea of Uoht art-ill
The force is divided into four brigades
oi iniantry, commanded respectively by
Brigadier Generals Grant, Bell and
Barry, of the regular army, and Hughes
of the Kansas National f lnnnl If is
expected that there will be a great
unrulier oi iorenrn nnhtarv ott-.i.,..0 ,n
The work of tomorrow will be an at
tack on a rear rninr.l Tliiu tn lu.
r. . " .d , v
commanded by Colonel Duncan, of the
lf . ..... .
onui imaniry, wincn is to march out
early in the morning and at 12:30 is to
. L..L . -
Dial I, utu.ll MJ camp.
As soon as he starts, General Barry,
with the regiment of troops, will be af
ter him. and Cnlonid Tlmwan mi, at
into camp the best way he can. The
roads have dried out and thn u-ntlir
cannot be surpassed.
SCANDAL IN COLORADO GUARD.
Cases of Four Officers Will Be Investl
fated by Xourt-Martlal.
Denver, Oct. 21. Everything is in
readiness for the general court-martial
that is expected to probe the National
Guard scandal. Governor Teabody de
clares that the investigation will be
rigorously pushed. tr-jr.-
The case of General John Chase will
be taken up first when the court con
venes tomorrow. So far General Chase
is the only officer against whom charges
have eben officailly filed with the court.
He is charged with failure to obey or
ders of the governor, conduct unbecom
ing anofflcer and perjury.
1,1 here was some talk of compromis
ing the whole affair without a trial,
under an agreement with Chase to re-
siga shorlty after matters had quieted
down. In reply to this rumor, Gen
eral Chase said :
"I shall not resign from the Nation
al Guard. All reports to the effect
that I had ever considered offering my
resignation are false."
Three other officers are expected to
be charged before the court with mili
tary offenses. They are Major Arthur
Wliliams, Colonel Frank E. Kimball
and Colonel Fred Gross.
Major Wliliams is accused of conduct
unbecoming an officer and violation of
military discipline. '
Colonel Kimball and Colonel Gross
are accused of alleged, irregularities in
connection with the payrolls and com
MEDIATOR IN FAR EAST.
Sir Claude MacDooald, British Minister,
Said to Be Negotiating.
St. Petersburg.FOct. 21. A news
paper published at Port Dalny is au
thority for the report that the British
minister to Japan, Sir Claude MacDon
ald, has undertaken to mediate between
Russia and Japan, ami having secured
Japan's consent tiu certain proposals
is now negotiating with Russia.
These proposals are that Russia shall
restore Manchuria to China, and -that
the principal Manchurian towns be
opened to foreign trade jjjthat Russia
withdraw all her troops from Man
churia with the exception of railway
guards: that she renounce her forestry
concessions on both sides of the Yaln
river, as well as the Yongampho conces
sion and that the whole country south
of the Yalu be admitted as belonging
to the sphere of Japan. :
War Moves Don't Alarm Lsestlon.
London, Oct. 21. Tlie Japanese
legation here attaches no importance to
the reports of the landing of Japanese
troops at Ping Yang, Corea, or to the
alleged concentration of Japanese forces
in the neighborhood of Hakodate, Jp
an. The legation says there is every
reason to believe the situation has not
changed materially since last week's
renssuring official telegram from Tokio,
and the opinion was expressed that the
czar appointment of a special mission
would tend to limit the powers ofsGen
eral Alexieff .
Servants Stole the Omm Fittings.
Pekin, Oct. 21. The recent episode
at the British legation in Pekin, which
haa been described aa an attempt to
blow tip the legation magazine during
a military ball, was in reality the rob
bery of certain ordnance stores, eup
posedly by Chinese servants who carried
the gun fittings ana other porUhle arti
cles away with them, but left the de
tonating apparatus outside the maga
zine, apparently finding difficulty in
Kffled by Earth Tremor.
London, Oct. 21. A dispatch to the
Standard from lis correspondent at
Odessa save news haa reached there
from Khorassan that 250 lives have
been lost in an earthquake at Turshu,
Persia. Thirteen villages were de
stroyed and tome 6,000 persons are now
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
PRUNES IN POOR DEMAND. j SURVEY IN HARNEY VALLEY.
Association Holds Price Up to Two and
Salem Dullness and uncertainty
prevail in the prune market. The
greater portion of the crop in this vi
cinity has been harvested and by the
middle of the week all the growers in
me inn country soutn ot Salem will
have their prunes cured. The yield
has been large and the quality is first
class. The prunes are rich in sugar,
of excellent flavor and of unusually
good texture. The dried fruit this
year shows no "bloaters" such as are
found some years. The crop having
turned out better than was expected,
the growers have nothing now to
trouble them but selling the crop
It is estimated that the Oregon crop,
including that of Clark county, Wash
ington, will amount to about 1,000
carloads. Of this quantity probably a
little more than one-third has been
sold at prices ranging from 4 to 4X
cents for the 40 to 50 to the liound size.
The sales at the J higher price were
made early and recently 4 cents for 40s,
or 2)-cent basis, has prevailed. Low
er prices have been made by a manlier
of dealers. A little less than one
third of the entire crop will pass
through the hands of the Willmette
Valley Prune association, the Umpqua
alley association and the Clark Coun
ty association and individual dealers
who are at present holding for a 2X
cent basis price. It is estimated that
more than a third of the crop is un
sold and in the hands of the growers
who are not identified with associations
and who are looking for a chance to sell
st the best price they can get.
FIND OF PHONOLITB.
Large Body of Rlngstone Located South
of Baker City.
Baker City A large Ixxly of phono-
lite, said to be as rich in gold as that
found in Cripple Creek, Colo., has been
discovered on East. Camp creek, 65
miles south of this city. The discovery
was made some time ago by J. II. Gra
ham and J. W. Miller, but they were
not certain that it was phonolite until
they sent samples to Denver and to
Washington and had assays made by
the local assayers. They have received
reports from all sources confirming the
fact that it is phonolite. Samples of
the ore range in value from 4 to 000
per ton. ' Phonolite, or ringstone, as it
is called, is said to exist only in sec
tions where there are very rich gold
The discovery has caused a great deal
of excitement here and a number of
prominent citizens and mining pros
pectors will leave for the new gold field
at once. One specimen of float rock
was picked up on the ground near the
original discovery last week which
only weighed a few pounds, yet it
yielded the owner f 35 in free gold.
Educator for Berman Congress.
Salem W. T. Harris, United States
comimssioner of education, has written
Governor Chamberlain calling attention
to the international congress and school
hygiene, which will hold a session at
Nuremberg, Germany, April 4 to 9,
1904. It is desired that Governor
Chamberlain appoint a delegate to rep
resent this state. If any resident who
is interested in the subject to be dis
cussed by the congress is going to Ger
many at that time, Governor Cham
berlain will lie pleased to communicate
Farmers Are Seeding Wheat.
Tendleton Wheat seeding is at its
height in this portion of the Blue
mountain district. Nearly all fall
wheat will have been planted in two
weeks' time. Not in years has such
excellent weather prevailed during the
fall Heeding season. The ground is in
fine condition. There has been some
rain, but only sufficient to give the
grain a good start. In the Adams dis
trict some of the farmers are planting
100 acres per day.
State School Funda Put at Interest.
Salem The surplus school funds in
the state treasury were diminished Ify
$82,700 last week w hen the state land
board approved 60 applications for
loans aggregating that amount. The
loans are secured by mortgages on real
estate of three times the value of the
loan. The money draw 6 per cent in
terest and the proceeds go into the state
school fund which is distributed among
the counties each year.
Sugar Beet Palp for Food.
La Grande The farmers of this dis
trict use the pulp from the sugar beets
after they have passed the process at
the sugar factory as stock food. A
large number of sheep will be brought
to yanls near the factory and will be
fed there until the produce is gone.
Some of the farmers are buying it and
hauling it to their ranches for their
cattle. It is much cheaper than hay.
Cold Storage Plant She."
Pendleton A deed to Messrs. Sehw
ani A Greulich for a lot at the rear of
the W. A C. R. station, Webb street,
from Teter West has been filed. The
consideration waa 11,250. This is the
site on which the Empire meat com
pany is erecting a cold storage plant.
Whistler's Party Investigating Proposed
Harney The field party of the geo
logical survey in Oregon, 'under the di
rection of John T. Whistler, district
engineer, consisting of M. D. Williams
and Frederick C. Huber, is continuing
the development of tonmrrnnliv of li-
gable lands in Harney valley. Somc-
iiuiig over one-nan oi tne valley north
of Malheur I,ake has now been covered.
It is estimated that the work can be
completed by Decemlier 1 .
Another field party, consisting of
Herbert D. Newell and Esmund I.
Davis, is invcstiimtinir An o.l.lit;...!
reservoir site on lower Bully creek and
one on upper Willow creek. The Wil
low creek reservoir site is being studied
-ith a view of ascertaining the possi
bility of covering certain lands on the
ft-est side of upper Willow creek valley.
The work on the I'mutill.i ,.;,'.
has been in charge of Thomas B. Whit
and a party of four assistants. After a
lull examination of the reservoir site,
the canal line to Umatilla river ill
lie. taken up, topographic work being
carriodo n at the same time.
A representative hodv of pit! vain a rtf
Union county, has presented to the
chief engineer of the United States geo
logical survey a statement of the ex
isting conditions in that
panied with a request that investiga
tions ana surveys be made of certain
reservoir sites and of the TinaaiHilitia
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of developing an underground water
supply by means of artesian u-dla
The petition asserts that Union coun
ty contains more than 100,000 acres of
fertile irritable land, and flint tha
ent water supply druing the two
months of low water suffices to irriagte
only about 1.000 acres.
WARNER SETTLERS WILL SUB.
WIU Test Validity of Deeds Issued to the
Salem Attornev John Hall, nf Pm-f.
land, is preparing papers for the com
mencement of a suit in behalf of the
settlers' of Warner valley, Lake county,
in their contest with the Warner val
ley stock company. When Mr. Hall
was in Salem a few days ago he said
that a suit will be filed in I.k fount v
to test the validity of the deeds issued
by the state for the lands which are in
The proceed inifs heretofore have Wn
conducted in the general land office and
ttie department of the interior. The
decision in the department was adv em a
to the settlers, who are homesteaders,
and claimed title from the United
May Move Fibre Factory.
La Grande It is rumored here har
the main factory of the Oregon Pine
Needle Fibre COIllDflli V. now nnorn t intr
at Grant's Pass, is to be established at
Summerville. a small town a ulmrt Ain.
tance from here. Attorney Turner Oli
ver oi tins city lias secured a controlling
interest in the plant, and it is sui.l lin
intends to bring the institution here.
The factory will have a capacity of 2,
500 pounds of fibre per day. If the
understanding is carried out successful
ly, it may mean the establishment of a
mattress factory in this city.
Would Cut the Insurance Rate.
La Grande Fire Chief .1. II. Piere
who has lieen to Portland tn alr inaup.
ance men if a reduction in insurance
would be given if a fire alarm system is
installed here, has returned home.
He brought ith him a letter tn th
city council offering a 10 per cent re-
aucuon. it is estimated that by a 10
per cent reduction about 2,G00 will lie
thrown off premiums paid in La Grande
per year. The new system would cost
Wheat Walla Walla, 74c: blue-
stem, 78c; valley, 7677c.
Barley Feed, $20 per ton: brewim.
21; rolled, 21.
Flour Valley, t3.7503.85 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, 3.754.10;
hard wheat patents, 4.204.50; gra
ham, $3.35(13.75; whole wheat, $3.
(84; rye wheat, 4.50.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.10; gray, $1
?1.05 per cental.
Millstuffs Bran, $20 per ton; mid
dlings, $24; shorts, $20; chop, $18;
linseed dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy, $18 per ton; elover,
$13; grain, $10; cheat, $10.
Butter Fancy creamery, 2527c
per pound; dairy, 16X320c; atore,
Cheese Full cream, twins, 14c;
Young America, 15(3 16c; factory
prices, llKc less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 1010Kc
per pound; spring,10c; hens, lKillc;
broilers, $1.75 per dowm ; turkeys, live,
16 16c per pound; dressed, 16318c;
ducks, $6 7 per doren; geese, $7(810.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 27 Xc; Eastern,
Potatoes Oregon, 65! 75c per sack;
weet potatoes, 22Jc.
Hope 1903 crop, 1922c per pound,
according to quality.
Wool Valley, 17(?18c; Eastern'Ore
gon, 12 15c; mohair, 353 37 Xc '
Beef Dressed, 6(3 7c per pound.
Veal Fmall, 7(3 8c; large, X6c
Mutton Dressed, 5(35; lasibs,
Perk Dressed, 7KSc.
count of a strike.