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1TS A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
IIOOD BIVEB, OREGON, THUKSDAY, OCTOBER 21), 1903.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Iraned every Thursday by
S. F. BLYTHE SON, Publleher.
8. F. BLYTHE. E. N. BLYTHE.
Term, ol ulwcrlption $1.69 a year when paid
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF HAILS.
The pratoffice la open dally between lam.
ai d 8 p. m.; Sunday rom 12 to 1 o'clock. Mailt
1 r the East clone at ll:8ua. m. and 9 p. m; lor
the Weal at 7:1U a. m. andl:4t)p.m. Mailleavee
The carriem on K. F. 1). route No. 1 and No.
2 leave the poHtotrW'e at 12:!) daily.
For Mt. Hood, daily at li:M p. m.; arrivea,
10::i a. m.
KorChenoweth, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tuea
daya, Ta ursdaj-iand Haturdeya; arrive! aauie
daya at 6 p. m.
For Underwood, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tuea
daya, Thurnriaya and Haturdaya; arrivea tame
days at 6 p. m.
For White Salmon, Wash., dally at 2:46 p, m.;
arrivea at 11 a. m.
For noofl River dally at a. m. ; arrivea t
4:46 p. m.
For Hustim, Trout Lake and Outer, Waah.,
dally at 7 :ao a. m. ; arrives at U m.
For Glenwood, Gilmer and Fulda, Wash.,
dally at 7:80 a. m.; arrivea at 6 p. m.
ForPinerlat and Snowden, Wash., at 11:30
a. m. Tuesdays and Haturdaya; arrivea tame
days, 10:80 a. in.
For Bin en, Wash., daily at 4:45 p. m.; ar
rives at 8:46 a. m.
flOl'KT HOOD RIVER No. 42, FORESTERS OF
I; AM ERIC AMeets second and Fourth Mon
days in each month in K, of P. hall.
11. J. Frederick, C, R.
8. F. Fours, Financial Secretary.
AK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
U PEN DO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Frldavs oi the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U. Brohius, Counsellor,
Mis Nellie Clark, Secretary.
RDERF-WASHINGTON. - Hood River
Union No. 142, meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdaya in each month,
7:110 o'clock. E. L. Rood, President.
C. U. Dakin, Secretary.
IAl'REI. REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
I 87, 1. 0. O. F.-Meeta first and third Frl
ays in each month.
Mim Edith Moore, N. O.
L. E. Morse, Secretary.
nANBY POST, No. 16, O. A. R.-MeetsatA.
1 O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturda;
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A.
members invited to meet with us.
W. II. Perry, Commander,
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
ANBY W. R. C, No. 16 Meets second and
fourth Saturdays of each month in A. o, u.
W. hall at 2 p. m. Mrs. Fannie Bailey, Prea,
II kk. T. J. Canning, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 105, A. F. and A
M. Meela Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. Wh. M. Yates. W. M.
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
OOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday meat of eacn monto.
G. R. Cabtner. H. P.
A. 8. Blowers, Secretary.
MOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. K. 8.
11 Meeta second and fourth Tuesday even
liigi of each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Mrs. Mat Yates, W. M.
Mrs. Mart B. Davidson, Secretary.
0LETA ASSEMBLY No. 10S. United Artisans,
Meets first and third Wedneedaye, work;
second and fourth Wednesday social: Arti
sans hall. F. C. Brush's, M. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
AUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P. Meets
In K. of P. hall every Tuesday night.
ry luesoay nigm.
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
C. E. Hemhan, K. of R. A a
RIVERSIDE LODGE, No. 8, A. O. U, W.
Meeu first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
Chester Shuts, Recorder.
IDI.EWII.DK LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meeta iu Fraternal hall every Thursday
night. Geo. W. Thompson, N. G.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meets at A. O. U. W. hall ou the first and
third Frldayaof each month.
Walter Gkhkino, Commander.
0. E. Williams, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEORBB OF
HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets first and
third Saturdays at 8 P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, C. of H,
Miss Annie Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,703. M. W. A.,
meets in Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third W ednesdays of each month.
1. R. Rkes, V. C.
C. U. Dakin, Clerk.
J.iDEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
'j Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
tya of each month. W. O. Ash, C. P.
J. L. Henderson, Scribe.
1 II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
JjR. E. T.CARN8.
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kind; of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or conn try,
r Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 613.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
j F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, 281
SURGEON O. R. Jk N. CO.
JOHN L ELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-ATLAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
1ARY PUBLIC and REAL
For yeara a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years eiperlenoa la
i .t.i. m. tiers, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, benefaction guaranteed or
pREDERICK. A ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
V.timatei furnished lor all kinds ol
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. r-hop on State Street,
between First and becond.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BR0S1US, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.5 J to
and 6 to 7 P. M.
iR k CO.,
Do a general bankine, basins.
lrnon RIVER. OREGON
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE
Comprehensive) Review ol the import
ant Happening of the Peat Week,
Presented la Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Spanish strikers at Bilbao, now num
bering 40,000, have resorted to rioting.
An unsuccessful attempt was made
to assassinate President Diaz, of Mex
ico. A run on three St. Louis savings
banks was started by false rumors, but
all easily paid deposits.
Three steamers have arrived at Seat
tle bringing half a million in gold and
1,500 passengers from Nome.
The president of the Armenian revo
lutionary society in London, has been
assassinated by political enemies.
Robbers at Lead, 8. D., chloroformed
an aged couple for the purpose of rob
bery, but were unsuccessful. The old
people will die.
The president of the American health
association declares that the way to
secure sanitary reform is to enlist the
support of union labor.
Mabel II. Bechtel, aged 21 years, was
assaulted, then murdered, at Allen-
town, Pa., and her body put in an
underground alley near her home.
The Russo-Japanese convention has
been approved by the czar.
The first cold spell of the winter has
struck New York, Pennsylvania and
Turkish ministers have advised the
porte u reject portions of the Maceon
ian reform plan - of Russia and Aus
tria. Rear Admiral Bowles, chief of con
struction and repairs, has resigned to
become the head of a shipbuilding com
pany. Receiver Asa B. Thomson, of the La
Grande land office, may be removed as
a result of an indictment by the federal
Congressman Hermann is placed in a
bad light in the Oregon land frauds.
It is claimed that he could have pre
vented many of them.
Eleven states will hold elections No
vember 2. Massachusetts, Rhode Is
land, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa
and Mississippi will elect full state
tickets and the others minor omciais.
Attorney Folk, of St. Louis, has an
nounced his candidacy for governor.
An attachment has been issued
against Dowie for $1,050 on the claim
of a lawyer.
The king of Spain has abandoned his
trip to Rome because the pope will not
The robbers who looted the Burrton,
Kan., bank have been captured and the
The Russo-Austrian reform plan for
the Balkans contains several proposals
objectionable to the porte.
Sir Henrv Mortimer, British ambas-
ador at Madrid, has been appointed to
Gil the vacant post at Washington.
Fallimi rock in the New York sub
way caught about a score of workmen.
At least 17 are believed w be aeau.
Senator Fulton favors dropping the
Panama canal route and taking up Nic
aragua wltn a view to expeuiwiig wai
The converted transport Grant is
completed. She will test her pumps
on the San Francisco bar ana ineu
come to the Columbia bar for active
Both Russia and Japan are steadily
preparing for war.
William F. Lackv. of London, a
noted historian, is dead.
Ninnramia has appointed a commis
sion for the St. Louis 1904 fair.
Cautain E. M. Johnson, of the regu
lar army, will likely be detailed to in
struct the Oregon national guard.
rwi has left New York. He and
him familv denarted in the night for
Boston without making any annonuoo-
ment of hit leaving.
Land frauds will prompt President
Roosevelt to ask congress to give con
trol of reserves into the hands of the
forestry bureau exclusively.
It is said that Sir Henry Durand,
British ambassador at Madrid, will be
appointed to succeed the late Sir Mich
ael Herbert at Washington.
A New York street car jumped the
tnu-k on a curve and caught fire from
th third rail. All of the 60 passeng
ers were severely bruised but escaped
RuMO-Japanese negotiations are again
at a standstill.
The umpire in the Vsnexuelan arbi
tration case has decided mat tnat conn
try baa no right to collect local taxes
Russo-Japanese negotiation! have
taken a leas favorable turn. One re
port goes so far tt to say war baa been
Yellow fever is spreading in Texas
bmi. The state and federal autnon
ties have taken charge of the situation
at San Antonio.
Three bandit broke open the bank
safe at Burrton, Kan., and secured be
tween 11.000 and 12,000 in currency
besides several sacks of coin.
AdAIN IN FLAMES.
Aberdeen's Surviving Building Burn
Flrcmea are Helpless.
Aberdeen, AVash., Oct. 28, 3 A. M.
A fire, which promises to equal in
magnitude the recent holocaust which
destroyed the major portion of the
business part of Aberdeen, is now rag
ing, and the fire department is wholly
unable to cope with it.
At an early hour this mroning fire
was discovered in the center f the
Commercial block. With indescriba
ble rapidity it has spread to the Glasgow
block, the postoflice, the Becker block
and the Y. M. C. A. building, all of
which are now a mass of flames.
The fire department is utterly power
less to stay the progress of the flames,
which the wind is fast driving toward
the unburned portion of the town.
The Commercial block contained 10
stores, besides several which opened
temporary quarters there after the re
The Glasgow block contained eight
(Seven business blocks of Aberdeen
were destroyed by a fire that broke out
on the morning ol uctooer 10 aim
burned nntil 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
The blaze started in a rookery called
the Mock building, where men cooked
their meals over gasoline stoves. Four
men lost their lives and a half dozen
. . .1 i
were more or less seriously lnjurcu.
The loss was determined to be about
APPEAL TO RED CROSS FOR AID.
nacedonlans Ask Clara Barton to Re
llcve Their Distress.
AVashington, Oct. 29. Macedonia's
plea for aid in her distress was placed
before Miss Clara Barton, the head of
the Red Cross society, today. Con-
stantine Stephanov, the special Mace-
Ionian delegate, told Miss Barton of
the urgency of the situation and begged
her to take immediate action to lnnure
the forwarding of Red Cross relief to
Macedonia. Mitts Barton asked for de
tailed information as to the character
and scope of the aid needed, and said:
"The Red Cross feels that it would
be a humane and noble thing for the
American people to undertake to re
lieve the suffering in Macedonia.
Such a thing would be in keeping with
American tradition in other exigencies.
The situation, in view of the approach
of winter, would seem to require a sys
tematic, substantial and immediate
effort on the part of the people general
ly. Diplomatically the problem would
be an extremely delicate one, and
would require'diHcretion and experience
for its successful solution."
CHINOOK IS HER NAME.
Transformed Grant I Flnlsned and Re-
San Francisco, Oct. 29. The last
bolt has been driven in the big dredge
Grant, or rather Chinook, as she is
now called, for the gigantic craft was
remarried to the deep seas yesterday
and with the ceremony came change of
Captain Sanford, of the U. S. A. en
gineering corps, lias arrived ai vauejo
and will superintend tests to be made
on San Francisco bar before taking the
dredge to the Colubmia river, where
lies her special held ot duty, inese
tests will be made today and if the
Chinook is pronounced satisfactory she
will immediately proceed to the Co
That she will work without a hitch
is the opinion of Captain Sanford, who
looked her over caretuny and ex
pressed the belief that she is admir
ably fitted to perform the task laid out
The Chinook has been already a bet
ter invesvment than the government
figured on, for estimates show that a
large part of the sum appropriated for
the work of reconstructing her will be
returned to the navy department.
Railroad Won't Cut Wages.
New York, Oct. 29. Emphatic de
nial is made here by representatives of
apvpral imnortant Western railroads to
widely circulated rumors that a con
certed effort was to be made by West
em roads to reduce wages. The opin
ion was generally expressed that no
such plan was under consideration, and
in some quarters that sucn a move
would not lie feasible. Reduction in
expenses are being made by the AVest
ern roads in common with those in
other parts of the country, but by re
duction in shop expenses.
Blockade ExUts at Port.
Cape Hayticn, Hayti, Oct. 29. The
Domincian cruiser Indcpendencia ap
peared ofl Puerto Plata, the port on
the north coast of Santo Pomingo
which point is in the hands of the rev
olutionists, today and prevented tne
Cuban mail steamer Maria Herrea
from entering that port. The Inde
pendencia then left Puerto Plata, going
towards the American mail steamer
Cherokee, coming from Monte Christi
to prevent her from touching.
$150,000 Fire la New York.
New York, Oct. 29. Twenty bouses,
including stores and private residences,
were destroyed tonight in a hre that
rwept over two city blocks in Kings
Rri.l at the miner end of Manhattan
island. The Kingsbridge hotel, for
merly a famous road house, was des-
troved. Total property damage,
CHIEF OF ENGINEERS GIVES OUT
ESTIMATES FOR NORTHWEST.
Recommends That Congress Appropriate
$1,750,500 for Improving Rivers and
Harbor of Oregon, Washington and
Idaho Bulk of Meney to Oe for Im
provement! en Columbia River.;
AA'ashiutgon, Oct. 28. General Gil
lespie, chief of engineers, in his annual
report, made public today, recom
mended the appropriation at the' com
ing session of congress of $1,750,000
for the improvement of rivers and, har
bors in Oregon, Washington -and
The bulk of the money asked for is
needed to carry on work at the mouth
of the Columbia, to provide a 25-foot
channel in the Willamete and Colum
bia from Portland to the sea, and for
beginning the construction of the ship
canal around the obstructions in the
Columbia between The Dalles and
For the former projects $500,000
each is recommended, and for The
Dalles canal, $300,000. These amounts,
added to the available balance, will
provide ample funds for continuing
work throughout the coming fiscal year,
and the fact that all three of these
works are now known as "continuing
contracts" will probably mean that ap
propriations therefor will be made in
the sundry civil bill and will not de
pend upon the passage of a river and
harbor bill at the coming session.
General Gillespie estimates that it
will cost $2,673,509 to ' complete the
improvement of the lower Willamette
and Columbia rivers,- in addition to
$168,240, available from prior appro
priations, while to complete the south
jetty at the mouth of the Columbia will
require $776,181, in excess of the $1,-
250,000 still available and unexpended.
No estimate of the cost of the new ca
nal at The Dalleshas yet been made.
Among the other appropriations recom
Nine thousand dollars for carrying
out the revised project for improving
the AVillamette between Portland and
Oregon City, as suggested by the spec
ial board of engineers; iiu,uuu lor
deepening the channel between Van
couverj and the mouth of 'theColum-
bia; $80,000 for completing the ap
proaches and grounds around the canal
and locks at the Cascades; $10,000 for
continuing clearing of the channel of
the Snake river between Riparia and
Imnaha "river; $10,000 for dredging
the Tillamook bay; $2,000 for Coos
river; $60,000 for producing a greater
depth over the bar at the entrance of
Coos Bay; $30,000 for toquilie river,
and $500 for Clatskaanie river.
For strictly Washington improve
ments, thefollowing amounts are
Lewis river, $7,000; Willapa river,
$5,000; entrance to Gray's Harbor,
$25,000; tributaries of Puget Pound,
$30,000; Olympia harbor, $25,000;
Tacoma harbor, $5,000; Everett har
bor, $10,000; New Whatcom harbor,
$35,000; Pen d'Oreille and Okanogan
CRUSH JAPS QUICK.
Russian Paper' Advice to Its Govern
mentIll Feeling to America.
London, Oct. 28. Special dispatches
from St. Petersburg report a growing
ill-feeling in Russia against both Eng'
land and the United States, in conse
quence oi the Buppoeed gympattiy oi
these countries for Japan. This feel
ing finds expression in the Novoe Vre-
mya, which, in commenting on the de
cision of the Alaska boundary tribunal,
says it hopes that Canada will now
sever the ties connecting it with ureat
The Vrikina maintains a bellicose at
titude, expressing the opinion that
neither Great Britain nor the United
States will interfere and Russia was
better prepared for war. This paper
urges that Japan had better be crushed
New Rules for Shipping of Dead.
Baltimore, Oct. 28. Represents
tives of railroad companies and the na
tional association of undertakers after
a conference with the members of the
state boards of health of North America
on the transportation of dead bodies,
decided after July 1, 1904, to prohibit
shipmeut of bodies of persons dying of
smallpox or bubonic plague. Bodies of
net-sons dving of Asiatic cholera, yellow
fever, tvphoid lever, diphtheria, scarlet
fever, erysipelas, glanders, anthrax or
leprosy will be shipped only under the
most complete disinfection conditions,
Dry Dock Is Needed.
Washington, Oct. 28. In his annual
report to Secretary Moody, thief Con
structor Bowles, of the navv, indorses
all recommendations for new work a
the Pueet Sound navy-yard, which
were suggested by the chief constructor
of the yard in his report. Among
other things he recommended the con
struction of a new drydock, a marine
railway for hauling out small craft,
floating derrick, dock crane and an ad
ditional wharf and sea wall.
Ooes to President.
Washington, Oct. 26. Today'i
meeting of the cabinet was brief,
Only Secretaries Hay and Cortelyou
Postmaster General Payne and Attorney
Honor! Knox were present. Post-
1 master General Payne announced that
' the report of Mr. Bristow on the poet-
- 1 office investigation would be placed in
the hands of the president today. It
had not been decided when the report
will be given to the public.
BLOW OPEN BANK.
Qang of Robbers Make Successful
on the Sheridan Bank.
Sheridan, Or., Oct. 27. AV'ith nitro
glycerine and borrowed tools, three
safe-crackers forced the vault of the
private bank of Scroggin & AVortmaii,
here early Monday morning, took $5,-
000 iii gold and silver and escaped
without leaving a clew, notwithstand
ing that J. Z. Eakin, the mayor of
Sheridan, took three rifle shots at them
from close range.
So siaiilar were their methods to
those of the bandit gang who attempt
ed to rob the Newberg bank on October
that no doubt exists in the minds of
Sheriff Sitton, of Yamhill county, and
his deputies that the robber bands are
The robbers entered the bank by pry
ing open the front door. A brick vault
with walls three feet thick were cut
through with tools borrowed from the
railroad tool: house at , Ballston, four
miles away. The small safe inside
the large vault was then drilled, nitro
glycerine was poured in and an explo
sion occurred, which wrecked the safe,
the vault and the interior of the bank.
and the plate glass windows in front.
Pieces of the safe were thrown through
the steel door of the vault and into the
The sound of the explosion alarmed
Mayor Eakin and pother citizens,
With bullets singing over their heads,
the robbers climbed into a buggy with
the valuable contents of the bank as
freight, and drove to the southward.
Within half an hour all Sheridan knew
that the only bank in town had been
The identity of the safe robbers is as
much a mystery as their present loca
tion, and it was the belief of Sheriff
Sitton that the gang who terrorized
Newberg returned immediately to Tort
land. If this holds true in the Sheri
dan robbery, the move to the south
ward was merely a blind.
BAN ON DISEASED STOCK.
Owner nust Dip Cattle, If Required, to
Washington, Oct. 28. The interior
department today issued tiie following
instructions to officers in charge of for
est reserves :
"Hereafter the owners of all stock to
be grazed in the forest reserves will be
required to submit the stock to the in
Iectors of the bureau of animal indus
try in the department of agriculture
for inspection when called upon to do
so and, when foundnecessary, to have
the stock dipped or otherwsie treated
before it will be allowed to enter.
Upon receipt of notice by you in
writing from any such inspector that
any owner has refused to allow his
stock to be inspected, or has failed to
have it dipped or treated after the same
has been ordered by the inspector, you
ill at once notify such stock will not
be allowed for the grazing privilege,
that his stock will not be allowed in
the reserve, whether a permit has been
issued to him or not until he had com
plied with the order. If the stock has
already entered the reserve you will re
quire its immediate removal."
OFFICIALS SAID TO BE CRUEL.
American Missionaries In Congo
State Among Complainant.
AA'ashington, Oct. 28. Although not
directly involved, the state department
is watching with interest the quarrel
lietween the British foreign office and
the administration of the Congo Free
State, which has led the former to de
mand a reconstruction and reformation
of the administration of the Free State.
The king of Belgium is the titular
holder of the suzerainty of this state
and he has supplied the state depart
ment with a detailed answer to the
charges made against the Congo admin
istration by the British government.
These charges are in substance that the
Congo officials have been guilty of mal
administration, of gross cruelty to the
natives and of bad treatment of the
For New Extradition Treaty.
Paris, Oct. 28. Carrying out in-
structions received from AVashington,
Ambassador Porter has begun negotia-
tions for an additional clause in the
extradition treaty between the United
States and France to cover bribery
The formalities will take some weeks
but the informal conferences indicate
the willingness of the French officials
to make the desired extension. It
doubtful, however, whether they will
be willing to make the clause include
bribery committed before the clause
goes into effect.
Oreat Prop Yield.
New York, Oct. 28. Three lives were
lost by the cave-in of the roof and walls
of the subway tunnel at 195th street
last night and four persons were badly
injured. All of the dead and injured
were workmen and most oi inem itai
ians. The accident was the most disas
trous that has occurred on the con
struction of the subway. At the place
where the cave-in occurred, a gang
20 men were at work, which is about
110 feet below the surface.
Speed of Battleship Maine.
Washington, Oct. 27. The navy de-
partment is in receipt of a telegram
from Captain LeuU, commanding the
battleship Maine, announcing the ar -
rival of that vessel at Newport News,
the run from Culebra island to Curri-
cut light having been made with an av -
erage speed of 15.9 knots.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
RUSH TO MOUNT RASTUS.
Phonollte Find I Attracting a Oreat
Baker City George B. Small has re
turned from the new Mount Rastus
mining district. He say that there
are fully 300 people in the camp at
present, and hundreds more are on the
road going in. Men of exerience from
Cripple Creek, Colo., told Mr. Small
that the phonolite found in the new
camp resembled in every particular the
phonolite found m Cripple Creek. Mr
Small says that if the values are there
it is bound to be a rich camp, as the
ledges are all right. A townsite has
been selected and surveyors are busy
laying it out into city lots. Purchas
ers of town lots are numerous.
Claims in good localities sell readily
to the latecomers who have monev.
The country where the phonolite is
found extends from 18 to" 20 mile?.
Prospectors are busy hunting ledges.
Within 30 davs at the present rate of
ncrease there will lie from 3,000 to 5,-
000 men in the new district. Men to
do assessment work are in great de
mand. Most all the men who go in
are eager to find und locate claims for
themselves and have no time or incli
nation to work for any one else.
SELL THB LAND IN A LUMP.
Most of Klamath Marsh Will Then be
Salem State Treasurre Moore is of
the opinion that the proper plan for
the'state to pursue in disposing of its
lands on Klamath marsh, should the
state finally acquire them, is to sell
the entire tract iu a lump to the high
est bidder. He believes this is ad vi sa
le for the reason that if the tract is
cut up and sold to various persons it
ill he impossible to unite the several
interests in any enterprise looking to
the reclamation of the land. In order
to make the land of value to its own
ers, it must be drained, and the same
work that drams part of it will drain
practically all of it. If it be sold in
small tracts, a part of the purchasers
can sit hack and do nothing, leaving
the more enterprising to bear the ex
pense of draining the marsh, while all
on Id share in the benefits. Lnder
such circumstances, it is doubtful
hether any one would undertake the
reclammation work and also whether
there would be purchasers for any but
the best of the swamp land.
Nibley Buys Timber Holdings.
Pendleton A deed has been filed
with the county recorder whereby J.
Casey and wife sold a half interest
in their timber holdings, located on the
Blue mountains in the vicinity of
Mcachem, to C. AV. Nibley for $5,000.
It comprises tract of about 1,000 acres.
This is one of the largest timber deali
that has been recorded for some time.
Mr. Nibley is given nearly 10 years in
which to remove the timber. He is
also given the right to establish saw-
ills and other necessary machinery
and transportation lines on the proper
ty, to be used in carrying away the pro-
Two Thousand Head of Hogs.
Enterprise Kiddle brothers of Is
land City are receiving 2,000 head of
hogs at different points in AVallowa
county. About 400 of the number are
fat hogs, while the balance are feed
ers, winch mey win orive to isianu
City and intermediate points to fatten.
The price paid was four cents for feed
ers and four and one half eente for fat
hogs. The price of wheat and all other
grains is so high in this county this fall
that the farmers are selling off their
stock of hogs rather than feed them
ami take chances.
He Buys Two Large Tract,
Pendleton At an aggregate cost of
$8,700, Nels P. Johnson of AVeston has
purchased two pieces of property repre
senting nearly 600 acres. The first
purchase was made from Henry rink
erton. The property consisted of 79
acres, ami was bought for $2,000. The
land is situated near AVeston. The sec
ond piece of property is located near
Milton and consists of about 500 acres
and was bought for $6, 00, from
Charles AV. Nye.
How He Raise Big Crops.
Oregon City George Randall, a
farmer residing near New Era, reports
a yield of 150 bushels of potatoes per
acre from a ten-acre field. The pota
toes are of the Burbank variety and
above the average size. Mr. Randall
t i ... : .v:.
acounts for his success in growing this
vegetable from the fact that he does
not seed the same ground to tins crop
for two or more sucmsive seasons. He
raises a crop of potatoes only about
every four years from the same field.
To Exploit Clackama Mine.
Oregon City In the organization to
day of the Ogle Mountain Mining com
pany, the initial steps have been taken
for the development of the Ogle creek
mining section in Clackamas county.
AVith a capital stock of $1,000,000, the
corporation has been lannched by the
following named incorportaors: P. A.
and John ti. rairciougn, oi viregon
City; J. A'. Harlefs, of Molalla, and F.
D. Keppey, of Portland.
Making Sugar at La Orandc.
La Grande The sugar beet factory
j in this city has already received 10,000
' t wis of beets, and has worked up about
. 7,000 ton of these, which will make
1,500 sacks of sugar. There will be
about 1,000 more tons of beets and the
' factory will run until about November
REACHINQ FOR OREOON CITY.
City and Suburban Leases Roadbed From
Oregon City Residents of Clackamas
say that negotiations have been con
cluded by which the Ctv & Suburban
railway company, of Portland, has
leased from the Southern Pacific com
pany the railroad bed of that corpora
tion between AVillsburg and Clacka
mas. There has for many months
been rumors of such a deal, and the an
nouncement of its consummation causes
much speculation locally. The feasi
bility of such an arrangement is recog
nized since it is known that the South
ern Pacific company has taken the pre
liminary steps to construct another
roadbed by which its west side trains
may reach Portland from the east side.
the Willamatte river to be crossed at
Oswego. From that point the route of
the road will be northerly connecting
with the main line at Wiilsburg. An
other line will extend from the Oswego
crossing point up the river joining the
main line just In-low this city. In this
way the railroad company proposes to
avoid the existing heavy grades be
tween this city and Wiilsburg, and at
the same time shorten the route by four
miles. The old line is to be used for
local trains while the heavy traffic will
be transferred to the new line.
OREAT HATCHERY AT ONTARIO.
Enough Salmon Can Be Propogated
There to Keep Up Supply.
Salem Tlw newstate salmon hatch
ery at Ontario is the largest of its kind
in the United States and perhaps in
the world, says state treasurer C. S.
Moore. The State Treasurer and Sec
retary of State Dunbar have just re
turned from an official visit to Ontario,
where they inspected the new hatch
ery. I hey report everything in satis
factory condition and feel confident of
a good season '8 work. A large numlier
of fish have been taken and a good sup
ply of eggs seems certain.
"The new hatchery has a capacity of
40,000,000 young fry a year," says Mr.
Moore, "which is greater than the ca
pacity of all the other hatcheries in
the state combined. We believe that
the problem of keeping up the supply
of salmon has been solved and that
this will be clearly demonstrated in
four or five years when the product of
this hatchery begins to come back to
the Colmubia river. Cannerymen say
that only about 1,000,000 salmon a
year are taken in the Columbia. If
only one in every 20 of the fish we
turn out at Ontario should come back,
we would have enough to keep up the
Lump I of Iron.
Oregon City It now seems an as
sured fact that the huge lump of iron
found on a farm near this city recently
is a meteor. An assay has been made,
and it is found to lie nearly pure iron,
with a trace of nickel. It is excessive
ly tough, and broke several hack-saw
blades in efforts to cut off small pieces.
The meteor is estimated to weigh
about 25 tons. The object had nearly
buried itself in the ground and has ap
parently been there for years. hen
struck with a metallic substance it
rings like a bell.
Fruit In Grand Ronde Valley.
La Grande Fruit picking and pack
ing in the Grand Ronde valley is at its
height. The Cove, which is about the
best fruit producing section of the val
ley, is shiping apples, prunes and pears
in large quantities. The prune harvest
is exceptionally large. Seven carloads
have been shipped from the Cove al
ready this season. The second grade of
prunes is sent to the dryer at Union,
which is disposing of the large quantity
of the crop.
Hay Destroyed by Fire.
Prineville Fire destroyed about 200
tons of hay belonging to M. R. Biggs
at this place, on the Wehdell creek and
Ochoco creek. The origin of the fire is
Wheat Walla Walla, 74c; blue
item, 78; valley, 76g77e.
Barley Feed, $20 per tor.; brewing,
$21; rolled, $21.
Flour Valley, $3.75(33.85 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, $3.76(14.10;
hard wheat patents, $4.2034.60; gra
ham, $3.35(93.75; whole wheat, $$. It
4; rye wheat, $4.60.
Oat No. 1 white, $1.10; gray, $1
91.06 per cental.
. Millstuffs Bran, $20 per tofl; oid-
iv . r, . . v . oa. -.1 . . .
dlings, $24; short, $20; shop, $11;
. linseed dairy food, $19
Hay Timothy, $16 per toi; elover,
$13; grain, $10; cheat, $10.
Butter Fancy creamery, 15J71'c
per pound; dairy, 16X20e; itore,
Cheese Full cream, twinl, 14e;
Young America, 15916c; factory
price, 181 He less.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 10fll0
per pound ; spring, 10c ; hens, 1 1 9 11 t ;
broilers, $1.76 per dozen ; turkeys, live,
15(1 16c per pound; dressed, I6(918c;
ducks, $6 7 per dozen; isf $71)10.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 27)c; Eastern,
Pota toe Oregon, 65875c fr lack;
weet potatoes, 2(23e.
Hops 1903 crop, 193X2c perpooad,
aecordini to quality.
Wool 'ally,1718c; Btri;Of.
gon, II 15c; mohair, S5$3TXc.
Beef Dressed, 637e per pound.
Veal ? mall, 78c; Urje, IXC
Perk Dressed, 7XCc.