"IT3 A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT." VOL. XV. HOOD KIVEK, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1903. NO. 29. HOOD RIVER "uLACIER Issued every Thursday by S. F. BLYTHB SON, Publishers. 8. F. BLYTIIE. K. N. BLYTHE. Terms of subscription 1.S0 year when paid In advance. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF HAILS. HOOD RIVER. The p itolflce is open dally betueen 8 am. a' d p. m. ; Sunday rora 12 to 1 o'clock. Mails 1 r the East close st ll:ia. m. antt 9 p. m; lor the West a'. 7:10 a. m. and l:4tip. m. The carriers on R. F. 1). routes No. 1 and No. 2 leave the poslollice at 8:30 daily. Mail loaves For Mt. Hood, daily at 12:31) p. m.; arrives, lo:i a. m. F'tr Chenoweth, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues days, Ti ursclays ai d Saturdays; arrives same days at p. in. For Underwood. Wash., at 7:80 a. m. Tues days, Thursday and Saturdays; arrives same aays at a . tn. For While Salmon, Wash., daily at 3:46 p, m.; arrives am a. m. WHITE SALMON. For Hood River daily at 9 a. in. ; arrive! at :w p. m. For Husum, Trout Lake and Guler, Wash, daily at 7:itu a. m.: arrives at 11 m. For Ulenwood, Uilmer and Fultla, Wash., daily at 7:3ii a. m.; arrives at 6 p. m. ForFineflat and Snowden, Wash., at 11:90 a. m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; arrives same aays, ni:w a. m. For Rin en, Wash., dally at 4:46 p. m.; ar rives at 8:46 a. m. SOCIETIES. pOl'RT HOOD R1VKK No. 42, FORK8TKH8 OF j A wtKiu a Meets second ana f ourth Mon days in each month In K. of r. hall. II. J. Frkukhick.C. R. 8. F. Fours, Financial Secretary. OAK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF PENDO. Meets the Second and Fourth rridavsot the month. Visitors cordially wel corned. F. U. Baosius, Couiuellor. Mise Keli.ii Clark, Secretary. ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River Union No. 142. meets In Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays in each month, 7 :8U o'clock. E. L. Rood, President. C. U. Dakim, Secretary. 1AUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No. i 87, 1. O. O. F.-Meets first and third Fri ayi in each month. Misa Edith Moors, N. O. L. . Morse, Secretary. ANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. R.-MeetsatA. U. U. v. It all second ana lourtD Saturdays of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All G. A. R. members invited to meet with us. W. H. Pehby, Commander. T. J. Cunning, Adjutant. ilANBY W. R. C, No. 16 MeeU second and 17 fourth Saturdays of each month lu A. O, U. W. hall at 2 p. m. Mks. Fanii Bailiy, Pres. i&iHS. T. 3. 1'annino, Secretary. HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A M. Meets Saturday evening on or before each full moon. Wk. M. Y'ates, W. M. C. D. Thompson, Secretary. HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M. Meets third Friday ninht of each month. G. R. CABTNtK, H. P. A. 8. Blowers, Secretary. H OOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. K. B.- Meets second and lourth Tuesday even ings oi eacn mouin. visitors coraiaiiy wel comed. Mas. May Yates, W. M. sirs. Milt B. Davidson, Secretary. 0LETA ASSEMBLY No. 108, United Artisans, MeeU first and third Wednesdays, work; second and fourth Wednesdays social: Artl tans hall. F. C. Baosius, M. A. F. B. Barnes, Secretary. WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P. Meets in K. of P. hall ever Tuesday night. -F. L. Davidson, C. C. C. E. Hemkan, K. of R. S. RIVERSIDE LODGE. No. 68, A. O. U. W. Meets first and third Saturdays of each month. F. B. Barnes, W. M. E. R. Bradley, Financier. Chester Shute, Recorder. IDLEW1I.DE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F. Meets In 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 on the first and third Fridays of each month. Walter Gerkino, Commander. G. E. Williams, Secretary. RIVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF . HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meeta first and third Saturdays at 8 P. M. Kate M, Frederick, C. ol H. Miss Annie Smith, Recorder. tlOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.. J L meets In Odd Fellows' Hall the first and third Wednesdays of each month. J. R. Rem, V. C. C. U. Dakin, Clerk. T.1DEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F. F Regular meeting second snd fourth Mon days of each month. W. O. Asa, C. P. . L. Henderson, Scribe. Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D. DENTIST. Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work. Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94. Office over Bank BUlg. Hood River, Oregon JjR. K. T.CAKNS, Dentist, Cold orowns and bridge work and all kinds of Up-to-Date Dentlstrj. HOOD RIVER OREGON H, L. DUA1BLE, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw. Calls promptly answered In town ot oosntry. Day or Night. Telephones: Kerideiice, 611; Office, 618. Office over Reed's Grocery. J. F. WATT, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Telephones; Office, 281; residence, 281 BURGEON O. R. 4 N. CO. J OHN LELAND HENDERSON ATTORNKY-AT-LAW. ABSTRACTER, DO- TAKi runiiii; ana ha-ai E STATU AGENT. For 23 vrars a resident of Oregon and Wash ington. Has had many yean experience In K.taie mailers, aa abstractor, searcher of titles and ef Satisfaction guaranteed or r.o charge. pREDERICK A ARNOLD CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS, Kttimatet furnished lor all kindi of work. Repairing specialty. All kind of shop work. Shop on State Street, between First and Second. A.JAYXE. LAWYER. Abstracta Furnished. Money Loaned. Hood River, Oregon. p C. BR0S1US, M. D. FHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Tbone Central, or 121. Office. Honrt: 10 to 11 A. M.; J to 3 and 6 to 7 P. M. gUTLKR A CO., BANKERS. rio . Mnral bankin bast EVENTS OF THE DAY GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE TWO HEMISPHERES. Comprehensive Review of the Import' ant Happenings of the Past Week, Presented In Condensed Form, Most Likely to Prove Interesting to Our Many Readers. Dowie, the Zionist leader, has been forced into bankruptcy. The United States stands ready to tender its good offices to effect a settle ment between Colombia and the new repubile. The Philippine exhibit at the St. Louis fair will be an exposition within an exposition. Forty acres are reserved for the islands and every one who has seen articles from that island expresses admiration at the richness of the ex hibits sent. . The secession of Panama from Co lombia in re-echoed in Venezuela and Guiana, according to a dispatch from Port of Spain, Trinidad. It is asserted by one Venezuelan that the opposition party in Ciudad Bolivar contemplates imitating Panamans and seceding from Venezuela. Germany has recognized the new re public of Panama. Hotheads at Cartettena would assass inate the American consul. Senator Mitchell will call up the 1905 fair bill early this month. ' Snow in mineral in Great Britain and all Europe has suffered from a great storm. Spi-retarv of Aizriculture Wilson says credit for favorable balance is due the farmers. The federal grand jury has charged the Hawaiian legislature with gross corruption. General Brooke has charged General Wood with insubordination before the senate committe.e China believes Russia intends to take military occupation of and seize the railroad near Niu Chwang. The United States supreme court has declared valid the Kansas law making eight hours a day in public works. Ei-officials and others implicated in the postal frauds by Bristow strongly maintain innocence and one has made a counter charge. Thn estate of the late Collis P. Hunt ington is appraised at $28,301,765. Riar Admiral Sigsbee says that the navy is greatly in need of more men. Tlrnvfna has finally triumphed in his efforts to secure a judicial hearing of his case. ti, Htl tn thn rich Bonanza mines, of Valdes, is confirmed to the Alaska copper company. T.nri Tlnlierts. commander in chief of the British army, is likely to retire on account of ill health. Snvnral members of congress will op- nose the plan of Roosevelt to reduce the tariff on Philippine goods. rMnmhift will ask Latin-American irmntrips to protest against the action of the United States, if Reyes' mission fails. York theater management paid $30 a minute for 90 minutes to hear Patti sing in making up a aenc tency in receipt. T),. nf thn American consul at Cartagena is being mad every hard. 1,1b t. Clnvealnd declares he has no idea of being a candidate for the presidency. TTf all minora rWlnre they will not stay out in sympathy with Coloradoans if demands are met. Tn Amprimn minister at Santo Do mingo refuses to acknowledge the pro visional government. A nrflnt VSl .d hundreds of New and approached President Roosevelt while at a funeral. General Reyes must confine his activ .fr iinlnmhia at Washington to lawful channels or be deported. enotr Mitrhell will urtre that "the fire pnnntxv" has paid far more into the treasury than it has received In ap propriations and the luo iair snouiu be favored. The Far Eastern situation is less re assuring. The strike situation In Colorado and tab. la fast approaching a crisis. Th apttlnmnnt of the Chicago street car strike did not restore normal condi tions as soon as expected. Colombia has given the Panama ca nal company warning not to sell it rights to the United Btaies. Hpnaral Funston reports that liqnor and tuberculosis is largely reonsible for sad plight of the Alaskan Indians. rnnaion Commissioner Ware has re signed. Everything was not going at smoothly for the commissioner as he desired. " The senate is irare to pass the bill appropriating $1,125,000 for the 1905 fair. General Reyes, the Colombian com missioner, baa arrived in the United States. Secretary Hitchcock haa suspended another clerk in the Indian territory land office. Reports from India tell of a flood of v. i.!. ,in, hich wiped oat an en- lii. k ...w- - . tire town. Two hundred persona were WAR CLOUD CIOISE. Russia and Japan Effect an Agreement in Corca and Manchuria, Paris, Dec. 3. The Assocciated Press learns tliat Japan and Russia are on the verge of a settlemnet of the Far Eastern controversy, which promises to dissi pate the war cloud that has been hang ing over both countries. This settle ment will be the result of the negotia tions which have been Impending for some time past, and which were assist td by the friendly representations of France to Russia and of Great Britain to Japan. The two nations have prac tically agreed upon the basis of a treaty, the signing of which can be prevented only by some unexpected development. The basis of this forthcoming agree ment follows: Russia will accept the two agree ments entered into by Japan and Corea, dated 1896 and 1898, respectively, under which Japan secured various rights in Corea, including the niainten ance of a garrison at Seoul. In ex change for this concession, Japan will accept Russia s treaty with China re specting Manchuria. It is believed, though this cannot be stated positively, that Japan and Russia will reiterate their support of the principles of the "open door" and the integrityof China and Corea. In diplomatic and official circles here much gratification is expressed at the satisfactory stage upon which the ne gotiations between Russia . and Japan have now entered. Information has been received here to the effect that Japan is constructing at Seoul barracks for 1,000 men, though she now main tains only 500 in the Corean capital. This is accepted as an indication that Japan contemplates the stre'ntghening of her garrison at Seoul. CRUISER SEARCHES FOR BOQOTA. Pirate Ship Much Wanted by Both America aid Panama. San Francisco, Dec. 3. The little gunboat Bogota, which left here Octo t)er 7 qf last year for Panama to sweep the seas of all enemies of the Colom bian government, has become the object i search of the United States men of war. A letter received yesterday from in officer of the cruiser Bflston, dated t Panama, states that the cruiser had just returned from a three days' search tor the Bogota, which has been de- lared a pirate, and is much wanted by the new republic of Panama and the American warships. . V hen the new lBthmian republic lioisted its flag, the Bogota, controlled by the Colombians, hastily weighed tier anchor, and after firing npon the lty, pwJ for the open sea with the Pa- lilla, her erstwhile enemy in the form- or rebellion, in hot pursuit. The Pa- lilla is not the equal of the Boogta, ind soon was distanced. The Bogota was at last arounts be lieved to be hovering somewhere in the vicinity of Panama by, for reports were received at the isthmus that the vessel had captured two English merchant vet-sels. A reward of $50,000 for the apture of the Bogota was immediately offered by the English government. the gunboat is disowned by the Colom bian government, which sees in her lets of piracy no end of trouble. MAN'S FINOER IS SENT BELL. Letter Says Ears and Head Will Follow If Troops Remain. Denver, Dec. 3. Adjutant General Bell today received from Telluride a letter wrapped around a human finger. The letter stated the finger belonged to a man who disappeared from Tell- iride some time ago, and stated if the troops were not withdrawn from Tell- iride the man s ears and then his head .vould follow in a few days. The letter was signed "S N." A physician who examined the finger ml it was evidently cut off shortly be fore the letter was mailed. It develops tonight that the bloody Snger came from the office of a local urgeon,nd it is charged that it was nt to General Bell as a joke by cer tain newspaper reporters. General Bell tonight issued a statement, in which he declares he has placed the matter in the hands of the postal authorities, and no effort will be spared to secure the apprehenison and punish ment of the parties responsible for the hoax. Panama Commissioners Start Home. New York, Dec. 3. Dr. M. Amador nd Frederico Boyd, special commis sioners from the republic of Panama, wiled for Colon today on the steamer Seguranca, having completed their treaty mission to thiB country in two eeks. It is expected that as soon as they reach the isthmus a constitution will be framed and arrangements maue for the early election of a president mil other permanent officials for the republic. Carlos Arosema remains at Washinton as secretary of the new le gation. Waehltiftoa Wants Money. Washington, Dec. 3. Senator Foster is after more money for public build ines in Washington. He has intro- iticed bills increasing the limit of cost if the Tacoraa building from $400,000 to $1,000,000; increasing the limit at Seattle from $900,000 to $1,000,000, and increasing the limit at Spokane from $400,000 to $900,000. He also introduced a bill appropriating $50,000 for tevting American timbers, 25 per cent to be expended on the Pacihc coast To Pro loaf PrefMeatlal Term. Mexico City, Dec. S. An important bill is before the chamber of deputies looking to the amendment of the con stitution, so as to prolong the presi dential term to eight years. This measure haa some influertial rnip- porteis. NINEQREATCANALS THE ARTIFICIAL SHIP CHANNELS OF WORLD IMPORTANCE. interest Therein Is Particularly Keen at the Present Time Because of the Pan am Agitation Enormous Sum o Money Expended In Their Construc tion Suex the Most Important. Washington, Dec. 2. The renewed attention being given to the proposed isthmian canal at this time lends es pecial interest to a discussion of the great canals of the world, presented bv the departing o5 riinmerce and labor through its bureau of statistics. The Suez canal is usually considered the most important example of ship canals, though the number of vessels passing through it annually does not equal that passing through the canals connecting Lake Superior with the chain of great lakes at the south. In length, however, it exceeds any of the other great ship canals, its total length being 90 miles. The original cost was $95,000,000, and for Jthe canal in its present form slightly in excess of $100,- 000,000. The revenue of the canal is apparently large in proportion to its cost, the Statesman's Yearbook for 1901 giving the net profits of 1899 at 54,153,660 francs, and the total amount distributed among the share holders 61,5.18,028 francs, or about 10 per cent of the estimated cost of $100,- 000,000. The canal connecting the Bay of Cronstadt with St. Petersburg is des cribed as a work of great strategic and commercial ' importance to Russia. The canal and sailing course in the Bay of Constadt are about 16 miles long, the canal proper being about six miles and the bay channel about ten miles, and they together extend from Cronstadt, on the gulf of Finland, to bt. Petersburg, ihe canal was opened in 1890. The total cost is estimated at about $10,000,000. The next of the great ship canals connecting bodies of salt water in the order of date of construction is the Corinth canal, which connects the gulf of Corinth with the gulf , of Aegina. The canal reduces the distance from adriatic ports about 175 miles and from Mediterranean ports about 100 miles. Its length is about four miles. There" are no locks, as is also the case in both the Suez and CroiiBtadt canals. The work was begun in 1884 and com pleted in 1893 at a cost of about $5,- 000,000. . . , The Manchester ship canal, which connects Manchester, England, with the Mersey river, Liverpool, and the Atlantic ocean was opened for traffic January.5 1,1894. The length of the canal is 35i miles, the total rise fro.n othe water level to Manchester being 60 feet, which is divided between four sets of locks. The total cost of the canal is given at $75,000,000. The revenue in 1901. according to the Statesman's Yearbook, was 621,128 pounds, and the working expenses, 483,267 pounds. Two canals connect the Baltic and North seas through Germany, the first, known as the Kaiser Wilhelm canal, and having been completed in 1895 and constructed largely for mili tary and naval purposes, but proving also of great value to general mercan tile traffic. Work upon the Kaiser Wilhelm canal was begun in 1887, and completed as above indicated, in 1895. The lentgh of the canal is 61 miles, the terminus in the , Baltic sea being at Kiel. The total excavation amounted to about 100,000,000 cubic yards, and the cost to about $40,000,000. The Welland canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie on the Canadian side of the river. It was constructed in 1883 and enlarged in 1871 and again in 1900. The length of the canal is 27 miles, the number of locks 25, the total rise of lockage 32 feet, and the total cost about $25,000,000. The annual collection of tolls on freight, passen gers and vessels averages about $225, 000, and the canal is open on an aver age about 240 days in a year. The canals of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Ontario, are located adja cent to the falls of the St. Mary's river, which connects Lake Superior with Lake Huron and lower or raise vassels from one level to the other, a height of 17 to 20 feet. The canal belonging to the United States was . begun in 1853 by the state of Michigan and opened in 1855, the length ol the canal being 5,- 674 feet, and provided with two tandem locks, the original cost being $1,000,- 000. The United States government, by consent of the state, began in 1870 to enlarge the canal, and by 1881 had increased its length to 1.6 miles. The state relinquished all control of the canal in March, 1882. In 1887 the government further enlarged the canal. The Canadian canal, 1 J miles long. was built on the north side of the river during the years 888 to 1895. Another Macedonian Rising Comlnr. Vipnna. Dec. 2. It is again reported that the Macedonian insurgents are nlannir ir to renew their revolt neit spring, and as the first step along this line M. Dratarscnen nas oeen selected to head a new revolutionary central ittee. Servia is reported to bp arming for war, and it is believed Bul garia will be compelled to take the field against Turkey early in the year, ... . r. :n : i i . . and mat eervia win suu uer in consia eration of being granted old Servia. Dakota Divorces Null and Void. Dea Moines, la., Dec. 2-Judge James A. Howe, ol ttie district court, hplrl tnilav that a decree irrantwl nn. der the Dakota divorce statutes, if it is proven the non resident litigant re sides there merely for the purppoae of securing a uinnw, u aiiu voiu DROPS WAR PLAN. Oeneral Reyes Finds Such Talk Don't Affect America. Washinton, Dec. 2. Dr. Herran, the Colombian minister, has silenced all the members of the Reyes party and the Bolivar commission. The Colombians are now holding warm con ferenees, in which they are attempt ing to find out just what steps should be taken to bring the South American republic out of the present squabble in the best form. General Reyes is known to have undergone a change of mind as to the best method of looking alter ins country's interests here. War talk did not make any impression upon the United States, It is now presumed that Dr. Herran s advice is to be taken, and an attempt will now probably be made to bring Colombia out of the muddle with all the money possible. The return of Panama to the Colom bian union, and the retraction of all the steps taken by the United States government, are so far out of the qucs tion that they will probably not be suggested. Reports from ihe United States niin ister at Bogota and other sources that war talk in Colombia is becoming mure widespread call attention to the fact that even if General Reyes' mission to the United States accomplishes no other purpose, it will serve time for the Colombian armies to mobolize and equip in case a campaign should be undertaken against the isthmus. It is now conceeded that the passage of troops by land from Colombia to the isthmus is not impossible. POSTOFFICB FRAUDS. Figures Telling What the Government Lost by Corrupt Officials. : Washington, Dec. 2. The amount of money secured by the corrupt offic ials and their confederates is small, as compared to the total loss to the government. To illustrate: There is no evidence that Louis received any compensation from Ault At Wiborg, yet during the first year of his ad ministration the expenditures for can celing ink increased over $10,000. Barrett received but $6,000 from Arnold, yet that company defrauded the people out of over $3,000,000. Machen probably did not receive more than $26,000 from the Groff fas tener. Yet the government has paid approximately $130,000 for that de vice, which represents a net loss, since the department continued, by the terms of the contract for letter boxes, to pay for the original fasteners. Beavers and his associates received less than $20,000 from the automatic cashier. Yet the department ex pended $74,275 for this wholly un necessary machine. The total amount that the perpetra tors of these frauds themselves received cannot be definitely learned, but it will aggregate between $30,000 and $400,000, while the loss to the gov ernment, considering the unnecesasry supplies that .have been purchased and the inferior quality of those fur nished by fraudulent contractors, can not be estimated with any degree of accuracy. VIRTUALLY SHUT OUT POWEHS. Russia and Austria Propose to Have Ac. tual Control of Macedonia. London, .Dec. 2. The Chronicle learns of a curious episode. When the iippointment of European officers to the Turkish gendarmerie in Macedonia was proposed, Great Britain asked that three English- officers be appointed, thinking that each of the other powers would require the appointment of a similar number. The government of Austro-Hungary, however, demanded the appointment of 180 Austrian offi cers, and Russia asked for an equal number of Russian officers, the obvious intention on the part of Austria and Russia being the exclusion of all other powers from any real share in the control of the gendarmerie. The Chronicle says the directors of the Macedonian relief fund have re ceived advices that pneumonia and pleurisy are working havoc among the refugees in the burned villages as the results of exposure and destitution. Russia Branching Out. London, Dec. 2. The Times' Pckin correspondent says that small bodies f Russian troops are patrolling the country around Hsinmintun, the ter mination of a branch line of the rail way between the great wall and Niu Chwang, on the pretext of suppressing brigands, although the region is per fectly quiet and peaceful. The Chi nese are daily expecting to hear that the Russians have occupied the rail road there and have resumed military occupation of the country down to the great wall. Hobson's Plan tor Big Navy. Washington, Dec. 2. Ex-Commander Richmond P. Hobson, of the navy, has prepared a bill which he has requested Representative Wiley, of Alabama, to introduce in the house on the convening of the regular sos lion, for the purpose, as he says, of making the United States the fitvt naval power of the vorld during the next 18 years. The bill makes a total appropriation of $2,750,000, 000, a por tion is to be used each year. China Will Retaliate London, Dec. 2. The Morning Tost says it has reason to believe the Chi nese government has prohibited the recruiting of laborers for South Africa in any part of China. "This decis ion," says the Morning Poet, "is main ly due to legislation by the Dominion of Canada excluding the Chinese from Canadian territory." I ' ' i JOS ' i I'JiJ"! !! HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON L . . . . . 1 1 SCHOOL FUNDS IN DEMAND. Borrowers Turn to State When Market Begins to Tighten. Salem The indications of a slowly tightening money market are tending to increase the demands for loans from the state school funds. The state loan board last week approved applications for loans to the amount of $69,315. Earlier in the month applications were approved to the amount of $30,000, making a total of about $100,000 put out m loans during Jiovemrer. The demand for school fund loans may be accounted for by two circum stances. The state is lending at as low a rate of interest as can be secured any where, and in case of hard times the state will not be forced to call in its money. An applicant a few days ago wanted to borrow money from the school fund in order to transfer his loan. He then had money from a pri vate capitalsit at 6 per cent. In stat ing his reason for wanting to change the loan, he said he thougbt'it possible that there might be a stringency in the money market within the next year or two and he was afraid his creditor might need the money. He knew that the state would not need the money and that his loan from the school fund could stand as long as the security re mained good and the interest was kept paid up-. The rate of interest charged by the state is 6 per cent. The security re quired bv the state is greater than that generally required by private capital ists, so that many find it inconvenient to borrow from the school fund. On November 1 the state had $2,778,100 oaned out on mortgage security and $63,600 on school bonds, or a total of $2,841,700. Every dollar of this is loaned on se urity that is perfectly safe. On the first of the month there was cash in the school fund to the amount of $645, 482.89. Since that time some loans lave been paid and $100,000 more has been loaned out. GET TIMBER CHEAP. Rich Tract Near Bend Goes to an East Concern. Salem One of the largest deeds ever executed by the state land board was issued a few days ago when 15,853 acres of land were conveyed by a single instrument to the A. J. Dwyer pine land company, of St. Paul, Minn. The land is in the Deschutes pine belt, southwest of Bend. The consideration of the transaction is $19,817, or $1.25 per acre. The purchase was made in 1893, when the price of lieu land was $1.25 per acre. As the land was selected be fore any extensive buying had been done in that legion, this is probably the best of the Deschutes pine lands, and was secured at an exceeding low price, especially in view of the advance n the value of timber lands in the last five years. In the original purchase 62 certifi cates of sale were issued to as many different persons, and all these were later assigned to the Dywer company. Premiums for Ootid Roads. Salem The Greater Salem commer- ial club has adopted a resolution pro- iding a plan by which the city will tinmlate the building of permanent liobwavs leading into the city. There are five road districts adjacent to Salem. The club will raise a purse of $2,000 and divide it into premiums of $800, $600, $400 and $200, to lie awarded to ir road districts according to the amount of money or labor volunteered by the residents of the districts for rmanent road building. It is pro led. however, that no premium shall he awarded for more than 40 per cent of the value of the amount volunteered. Cordwocd Will Be Scarce. Salem It is apparent that cordwood will lie scarce and high priced again next season. For several weeks the state boards have been advertising for 8,000 cords of wood to lie furnished to the state institutions next summer. The bids opened aggreagted less than 4,000 cords, and the figures named wprn 2.95 for second growth and $3.50 for old growth, the latter price being on board the cars, making the price rlolivprpd 13.75. The bids were asked this early in order that men might have plenty ot time to nil contracts, but the bids were comparatively lew. Basswood Blossoms for Bees. Oregon City Hermann Anthony, of New Era, this county, is believed to have on his property the onlybasswood trees in the state. Mr. Anthony planted this variety for the benefit the trees are to his large apiary, which consists of more than 100 stands of bees. When in bloom the trees are invaluable for honey-making, while the wood is esiecially adapted for man ufacturing lioxes. This variety of trees is very general in Ohio, Pennsyl vania, Illinois and many others of the central and eastern states. Oeneral Law for Recording. Astoria Officials of Clatsop county are anxious that a general law be passed at the special session fixing uniform fees in all counties of the state for re onnlina Inn. At present the several counties exact different fees, with the ' l.a ll.ont iy r.ften mnrli inpnn. Iirpuu . " 1 . - . , venience to the recording clerk. An j idea is offered by County Clerk Clin ton that fees should be 25 cents per folio, which would just about cover the ' actual coet of recording. SWAMP LAND CONTEST. State Board Grants Application of Mars ters and Associates. Salem The state land board has de cided the contest over 7,000 acres of UnHlirvpVpl BVBmll luml noo, lirrM Klamath lake, by awarding to Sena tor A. C. Marsters and associates all the laad for which thev bavn nimlin,! and upon which there is no contesting application, out an tne other swamp land in the tract will be advertised for sale and sold to the highest bidder. This decision permitx thn Mrutra people to purchase about 4,600 acres of HWflmn Irtllfl nt. ti nAr aoM u-tiila the remaining 2,400 acres will be sold at auction. As the land is not sur- VPVpd thn flllttp lmfl nt. aomiiivul nnm. plete title and all purchasers will be rpnilirpi! tn U'lltvo all luit,, tn nuiMm the purchase price if the title should mil. The board hIho mfidp. a ruin in Ilia effect that hereafter when application is made for the swamp land and there is no contest, the board will take its own means of ascertaining the value and the price at :i :n i i i i , nuu u iv iu oe Bom, oui wnere mere is a contest the hind will lie Hold tn thn highest bidder. Ihe contestants in this case were J. D. Carr and others, of Klamath county. CLACKAMAS POTATO CROP. Successful Yields are Being Shipped to San Francisco. OrPffOn Clt.V Thn nntafn urnn Clackamas county was very generally a success this year, yields exceeding 200 bushels an acre having been re ported. Particularly in the vicinity oi new .ra was tne crop ot tuners proline. Georfffi Brown, nn pyrnnaivn urnn'nr at that point, reports a yield of 700 bushels from 34 acres. Mr. Brown's crop consisted of Garnet Chili, the Peerless and Burbanks. Farmers re reive 75 cents a sack and the product of this locality is shipped almost ex clusively to San Francisco. Frequent shipments of carload lots are being made from New Era, and it is estimated that from 15.000 to 17.. 000 sacks will be marketed this year from that point. As a rule the crop in mis county is oi good quality. Plenty of Feed In John Day. John Day Joseph Oliver, for many years the leading dairyman of Grant county, says that the recent rains, warm and bountiful, have placed the stockmen on a basis of practical cer tainty as to having ample feed for their stock in the John Day valley. Mr. Oliver has always been inclined to take a hopeful view of the stock and feed supply situation, and vigorously denied the reported scarcity of hay. Ho now points to the fact that a large number of both sheep and cattle have been driven into the valley. Oood Promise of Coal. John Day Recent investigations have shown beyond further question the existence of vast deposits of coal for many miles along the John Day river. The interesting thing yet to be determ ined is whether the many thin strata, generally separated by layers of slate and sandstone, will unite with depth to form a continuous vein sufficiently thick to be profitably mined. Should veins of such strength be developed, the value is a foregone conclusion. PARTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 72c; bluestem, 77c; valley. 78c. Barley Feed, $10 per ton; brewing, $2020.50; rolled, $21. Flour Valley, $3.753.85 per bar rel; hard wheat straights, $3.904.10; clears, $3.553. 75; hard wheat pat ents, $4.204.60; graham, $3.75; whole wheat, $4; rye wheat, $4.755. Oats No. 1 'white, $1.07i; gray, $1.05 per cental. Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton; mid dlings, $23; shorts, $20; chop, $18; Unseed, dairy food, $19. Hay Timothy, $1516 per ton; clover, $12; grain, $12; cheat, $12. Vegetables Turnips, 65c per sack; cai-rots, 75c; beets, 90c; parsnips, 75 90c; cabbage, l(glc; tomatoes, $1 (31.25 per crate; cauliflower, 75c$l per dozen; celery, 4U(890c; pumpkins, lc per pound; onions, Yellow Danvers, 80c(8$l per sack. Honey $3(? 3.50 per case. PotatoesOregon, choice and fancy, 6065c per sack; common, 60c; sweet potatoes, sacks, 2c; boxes, 2J-4C Fruits Apples, 75c3$2 per box; pears, $13.50; cranberries, $910.50 per barrel. Butter Fancy creamery, 30(S32)4'c per pound; dairy, 2022jc; store, 15Sl5Xc Cheese Full cream, twins, 1415c; Yonng America, 1516c. Poultry Chickens, mixed, 9c per pound; spring, 10c hens, 10c turkeys, live, 10314c dressed, nominal ducks, $6(47 per dozen; geese, 8c per pound. Egsg Oregon ranch, 35c; Eastern, 26(27Kc. Beef Dressed, 5(?6c per pound. Veal Dressed, small, 8c; large, 5c per pound. Mutton Dressed, 5(3 6c; lambs, dressed, 6e. Pork Dreesed, 6?6'c- Hops 1903 crop, 12(8 22c per pound, according to quality. Tallow Prime, per pound, 4(8 5c; No. 2 and grease, 2(3e. Wool Valley, 1718; Eastern Oregon, 12815c; mohair, 35!37e. r HOOD RIVER. OREGON. drowned.